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BLOOMS BURG. COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 18G3.
STAR OF THE NORTH tl0n, or hd who rememberB the obIisalions
. of race, of kind ted, of religion 1 He who
f CBHSH1D XTMT WDif80.T BT . ! . ,
" W II JiCOBf ; gives them a cause lo fight for, or he who
: rrt. , . . , , , ... . takes away all cause for fighting V
Clflee on Sain SU Sd Sqnirc belo Sarket - VVn0) inhe 6eld wi(l-he r;bel8 moM s
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a lew period than six months; no discon-j the resources of the nation, or those who
unaar.ce permitted until all arrearages are
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Erery subsequent insertion.
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I) nice .poe trrj.'
BTi tTHCL linn.
Have you heard that Rob is drafted
Brother Rob, who loves me well;
And to morrow, bright ar.d early,
He will leaf is this happy deli,
Where we all have been so happy,
Auntie Jane and Rob, and 1 ?
(I know i ouztit to give him gladly
. For his country) but 1 sigh. .
Well I knot that gallant soldiers
Sbol'd come forward staunch and a; ran; ;
And Auntie tells ine very olien
' That rebellious tears are wrong; '
Bui ruy mother in the churchyard
Close by father ilei I its ;
And Rob alone i" led to lore me,
, Only Rob below the skies.
Tit vet told my patriot Auntie
How t hoped some twit or mar
flight disapprove oar gallant soldier
Fit for servica in the war. -But
six feet without a Memib,.
Falcon eye, and nerves of steel,
Honor qladty the appointment
Ol: tba fatal whirling wheel.
For my saks- thos long he linsered,
I have seen the hot blood come
Whon there sounded through the valley
Martial note trom fife and drum.
Nov that honor claims him fairly,
I may speak no halting wod.
For I know how bravely bowidiog
. Is the pulse wiihiii him stirred
Ere he goes, with careful scanning
1 shall every leainre trace,
Lest a marring rebl bnllet
Phaw ! the tears are on my face.
And ghastly things come all unbidden,
raul fields where dead men lie,
Gaping wound , and hair bedabbled,
Silent lip, and staring eye.
...-. . . .'.'''
He has gon. I'll wonder over
" AVhe re he parly posies bloom,.
And the son hzmgs tattered shadows
On the well rernerr.bered tomb.
Kneeling there, beside my mother,
O'er the consecrated sod,
I will try tUrii'M my brother,
Conscript tho' he be, to God.
XV 12 O
The latest dodge with which to frighten
Pennsylvanian from a conscientious depos
it ol thuir ballots consists in the cry that he
who votes against Governor Ccrtih assists
lhe rebels. Or e woold have thought, judg
ing by the small e fleet that this same howl
produced on the Democratic voters in 1362
that it was not as perfect a method ol intim-
idation, or even argument, as could be de- !
jured. But as it is revived now, and the ' sons or their property. South Carolina se
changea rung opon it by every Abolitionist ceded on the election of Curtin in 1860
press and speaker, from Generaf Butler op,
it is wttrtb while for the people of Pennsyl
ania to examiae this question and serious
iy ak themselves, Who does realty assist
the irebets ?,tho Black Republicans or the
Democrats ! In the fi'st place, who made
iheomh rebefs thnie who wete willing j
ibaj they shoufj enj y their leai ri?hts, or 1
thos who denied thera? Those who re- j
fusel to kneel at the same altar, or those
rho wwe glad to worship with them ! (
Tho-e wbo stigmatized an institution which
vas every Southern man's inheritence
whi:h -was bom with Lien but could not die
with him as the crime of all crimes, the
ora of all barbarities, or those who judged ,
them as they tvished fo be judged ? Those j
whe thought ttat "all the boots in Massa- j
buiisetis cook! not kick the south out,"and
that "an old co w and a bait score of men
could walk from -lie Potomac lo the Gulf,"
cr tt.ose who believed in their sincerity and
acknowledged; their .Talor! Those who
prof hecied lb exhaustion and destruction
f tt.e South in sixty dayt, or those who ap
preciated its reaoarces and the spirit which
osed. thsrn? The answers to these ques-li-onii
w? are willing te leave to the popular
T cait. Is it not most probable, then, that
Ujdsb who taae'e tt.e Sooth rebels will coo
lirsa'is to give ciiuse for rebellion, and that
those who wetH have originally given no
s-roacd for rebellion will now endeavor to
rentova it ? The incendiary is not gener
ally lisa first o extinguish the Came pro
iJsced by bis own crime. - -
Mto in lbs Cabinet assists the rebel
no's! : he -ho divides their feelings of re
si:ance, or he who consolodate thern ?
II irho makes rebellion the only path of
safely to the Southerner, or he who makes
the Union hia harbor of retug9 I He who
ttl'i hita that his life is liable to. treason
i h'a p?opeity to be confiscated by proc
lafni.tioi, f-nd j;tves hira no assnrrance that
-yt iir? bat success can save either, or he
iUVciid aj to hiraV "In ,h Union your
r-t d?rd fba'l be fcotten and jour prop
t-f fecsre'P' He who would make a
retsin to tha Union an advantage to the
r.'j. cr ta trjiD woold make it their de-
t i. .n)t ftrMrniT Vr
t'ICt'CI i tJ ;wuw v.'juiu J i w.-
?To'd tiis tba emblems of their discomfit
r.s Ha c-to would excite a servile race
tt-H' wesea and
ss:h r:St applies tSsstt ar.ertntna
would husband them ! Those who put
shoddy on the backs and straw paper on
the feel of our brave soldiers, or those who
expose the frauds ?, Those who furnish
shells filled with sand instead of powder,
fuses i hat burn in the loader's hand? Those
who deprive our army of its most cherished
and competent leaders, and fill their places
with political Generals and partisan leaders?
Those who opposed Hooker and Tope to
Lee and Johnston ? Who assisted the rebels
roost McClellan or Pope ? Fitz John Por
ter or Fremont ? Buell or Bornsides ?
Franklin or Schenck ? Dupont or Welles ?
Who assisted the rebels most Curtin, when
he invoked distrust of the Government by
asserting that "be would not play the part
of the Administration on the bank of the
Rappahannock," or Woodward, when he
wrote to Col. Biddle, "never mind the po
litical aampaign, but hurry and defend our
State, and take as many men as you can
with you 1
Who has assisted the rebels abroad the
most be whose dispatches are the laugh
ter and derision of the world; who by a
persistent course of fabrication has so dis
honored the American name that verifiea
tion must always accompay assertion to en
sure belief ; who has given away for naught
ihe traditions of our Government the right
of search and the Monroe doctrine and was
desirous of sacrificing "the militia o! our
seas'-' our privateers ; he who shameless
ly offered an enemy's troops, coming to
take position against us, a transit over our
on soil ; he who has made the American
name a synonym for empty gasconade,
frothy exaggerations and empty threats.
Who did ti e roost for the Southern cause
Seward or Mason? Cassius M. Clay or Sli.
dell ? Carl Schurz or Spence ?
Whose interest mo$t is it to assist tkt rtbels
to prolong the war, to break up the Union
the Democrats or the Abolitionists? Who
have the contracts, the power, the influence
which the war give? Whose Jaclouts de
clare sixty-six percent, dividend the shod
dy ones in the East, or the iron ones in
Pennsylvania ? Who will lose power, lose
place, lose fortune, incur distrust, resent
ment and lasting dirace. the moment the
Sooth return the Democrat or the Re-
t publicans ? ho will, by the restoration of
the Union, gain place, power, confidence
and a gratitude which the memory of the
past will render ineffaceable .!ie Demo
crats or the Republicans ? All these ques
rions we ask, and are willing to wait for
their answer by the people ai the polls on
the I3ih October. The success cf the Repute
lican party in October is the guarantee of South
ern Independence. It will confirm, to the
peopte of the South, those apprehensions
and fears which are the only support ol
their leaders ; it will assure them that they
need expect no mercy, either tor their per
will she be more likely to return on his re
election in 1863 ? On the contrary, the
success of the Democracy will awaken
tbera from their error, by showing them
that they have misunderstood the temper
and policy ot the North It will declare to
them bi! the success of Republicanism in
1860 was but a temporary hallucination, and
meant no permament hostility to them
They must be undeceived in this respect
before there can be a chance of their giving
way, and the success of the Democracy is
the only method of undeceiving them
When this belief, for which a ready portal
has been furnished by our recent successes,
shall enter their brain, then, if already they
have not grasped with too firm a hold for
release the first round of the ladder of their
Independence, will come the glimmerings
of the dawn of restoration. PA'a. Age.
What We Owe to Limcolw When the
tax collectors comes around with his war
rant. When we have to go and buy a stamp to
put upon a deed, note, &c.
When we have to take out a license to
boy or sell.
When we go to a store and pay forty
cents a pound for coffee instead of ten.
When we look at our public debt and
find it accumulating at the rate of over
S2,C0O,000 per day.
When we loot at oor sons and brothers
dragged from their homes to fight in a war
for negroes, and
When we look at the vacant chairs, or
pew made graves of those who have died,
let us remember that all these we owe to
Mr. Lincoln and tho party that aupports
( A big strapping fellow from Montgomery
county, who had beeo drafted, wa asked
to this effect :
"Have yon, or have yon had, any disease
about yoa which would not naturally show
itself on the examining surgeon?"
Montgomery replied, "Yes, sir-ee, I was
V I J v M V. V
"Please stata when and under what
cussstances." - . ; , - r
Montsotaery replied, "Weil, I a'posa
you'll dotibt my word, bat I c an prove it by
Nandy Wood. 1 waa crazy st the last
Govercor's election, Ifislar, when I voted
f?r Andy Ccnio." ; '
The True bine ttcgro Inferiority
A Democratic paper says :
; ministration means emancipation, and av
ows it. The Democracy mean peace ; why
should they equivocate and shrink Jrom
the confession ?" We cannot understand
the logic of the above, nor, indeed, does
the writer himself, else no such nonssnse
would be written, lint accepting trie pre
mise, let us see what is in troth the logical
consequences, and henct tho duty of the
Northern Democracy in the Ml of elec
tions. The administration means emanci
pation." Well, what does "emancipation''
mean Sorely no citizen, no American, no
white mnt vfoman or child in all . this
broad land is a slave, or needs emancipa
tion. It is then negroes four million of
negroes in the South that ate to be ''eman
cipated." Bui God has made them dif
ferent and subordinate being, and thej are
in their normal condition and natural rela
tion lo the eight millions of white citizens
What then, can Mr. Lincoln do ? He can
not set aside the work of the Almighty, or
"abolish'' this natural subordination of the
negro. His physical structure, his brain,
in a word, his organic inferiority cannot be
changed the millionth part of an atom by
"honest Old Abe," even if he brought -five
hundred millions instead of five hundred
thousand bayonets to enforce his denign.
With the physical structure untouched, jvith
the gross organism, the small brain and big
nerves still the same, of course the mental
and moral qualifies remain intact. Ha is
still the 'almighty nigger," the same crea
ture that God made, and fashioned, and
designated at the beginning, a different and
subordinate being, and"tbouh fifty millions
of white men sacrifice their lives and waste
their subsistence to "abolish" tho etefnal
order or to "emancipate" this inferior crea
ture, their work is in vaii:, for that which
the Almighty has fashioned and shaped,
human power, madness nor crime cau
never modify to the extent of even an ele
It is simply absurd, therefore, to speak
of emancipation in the case of the negro,
or any other naturally inferior creature.
But while God does not permit us lo eman
cipate, abolish, change or modify either
crea'ures, He does not permit us to go road
and abolish ourselves. A husband cannot
change the sex or nature of his wife, or
abolish the natural inferinrtyof his chili ren,
but he may so depauch and degrade his
own faculties as to sink, even in his physi
cal capacities blow their level. So, too, a
white comtnonit) , as the Spar.iardsin Mex
ico, Socmay degrade themselves by "im
partial freedom" with a subordinate race.
This then, is what "Old Abe" proposes to
do in respect to negroe s. He has issued
a proclamation that the eight millions of
white people in the South be degraded to
to a common standard, or "ipartial freedom"
with lour millions of naturally suborninate
negroes, and it he can bring armies nuffi
ient in the field, say fifty millions or so,
why hewi'.l succeed not, it is tro, in
changing the nature of one single white
man or negro, but in exterminating the
former. True, he fancies, and his lunatic
followers fancy, that they are emancipa
ting "slaves," or lifting negroes to the level
of whites; bot God not permitting this, they
are simply striving to degrade the latter to
a level, or into "impartial freedom" with
negrodom ; and every white life lost, and
every drop of blood shed, and every dollar
wasted, are not to emancipate negroes, but
to degrade oor own superior race, it is
irue that the men fighting in the field do
not know this or mean this, and, as recent
ly wrote Mr. Lincoln lo a War Democrat,
"You may believe yoa are fighting for the
Union to your heart's content, as lor g as
you fight and do my work for me;" but a'
time will assuredly come when they will
truly nnderstand that "work," and then the
day of judgement and the end of the vorld
will alf-n have come to those who have
If, therefore, the war could be successful
and eight millions of our own race so de
gradeed, destroyed, beaten down, abject
and miserable as to submit to emancipa
tion, or"impatul freedom" with four mil
lions of negroes, then we should no: only
have destroyed the Union and our Repub
lican institutions, but our civilization, and
indeed our mere territorial unity, for it
would then fall a helpless cooqnest to some
unadulterated cation of the old world, as
Mexico is now being conquered by France.
Is it not certain that, if Mr. Lincoln were to
resign the government into the hand ol
Chief Jostice Taney, or was to issue a proc
lamation that the Constitution shonld be
administered as it was by all bis predeces
sors, and that negroes conld not be citizens
or amalgamated into the political syitem
that the Union would be restored within J
the next sixty days, and without the shed
ding of one single drop of blood in the in
terval ? Is it not then absolutely certain
that we are fighting, not for negro liberty or
emancipation for God, as we have said,
does not permit us to destroy ourselves by
amalgamating; four millions of negroes in
our system ?
' This, then, is the issue, the true issue ,
the only issue before the country : Jhall
the foar millions of negroes remain in the
position where God, and Nature, and rea
son, and the Constitution placed them, in
domestic subordination, or shall we go on
slaughtering the white people of the Sotttb
for the impious and Innatic purpose of am
algamating foar millions of negroes in oor
system, and ihss destroying obrselvia or
our posisrritv oTta more, disgastingly and
wickedly than the Spaniards did by amal
gamating with Indians f, It is simple spil
ing against the wind to ask Mr Lincoln or
his advisers to withdraw their armies or to
cry peace, when their is no peace. We
most get power in our bands, the power of
the States, for that is the power wielded for
two years past, and through which all the
slaughter and destruction, in the interval,
have been consummated. If we can carry
the six great central States this fall, we
can restore the Constitution, and hencs the
Union. We can then stand on common
ground with the border nearo-tnbordination
States, and force negro equality New Eng
land and the fire-eating cotton States lo
make peace. But we cannot carry these
States by saporting a war to amalgamate
negroes in ouf system. We must combine
all no matter what they are or who they
have been opposed to uigerism , to mon
grelizing the Republic, or to "impartial
freedom'' with negroes j and if the white
men of these Slates are so besotted and lost
as to prefer the latter, then God help them
They are not worth saving in this world
or any other. Ex.
Who Will Vote for George W. Wooward f
The Bucks county Intelligencer having
asked the question, "Who will vote for
George W. Woodward ?'' the Doylestown
Dewocral, (owned by Col. Davis, who has
shown bis patriotism and valor upon many
hard fought fields since the war began,)
thus answers the questions t
1. Every soldier vho was provided by
Andrew G. Curtin with shoddy uniform
with worthless shoes, and with defective
blankets, in order that the friends of that
distinguished patriot could make large con
tract profits en which the Governor would
receive his commission.
2. Every soldier who was seduced into
the service of the Uoited States for six
months, upon the pledge, solemnly given
by Andrew G. Curtin, that the men so voU
nnteering should be exempt from the draft.
A pledge which was violated almost as
soon as it was made.
3. Every member of the gallant Pennsyl
vania Reserves, who, after performing pro
digies ol valor, were retained in the Feder
al service without being allowed to come
home to recruit, while New England regi
ments were forlonghed; because Governor
J Curtin had not manliness enough to de
i mand this well earned reward of their faith-
j 4. Every mechanic who is compelled to
j take orders upon his employer's store, in
J stead of receiving cash for his services, w:ll
vole aga:ni the mar, who vetoed the bill to
remedy this evil, which wrongs the laborer
of bis hire.
5. Every farmer In the Cumberland Val
ley, who was robbed by the rebels, because
Gov. Curtin had not the manliness and the
' ability to do his sworn dory by the Com-
monwealih of which he was the Executive
6. Every tax payer who fully understands
the great robbery perpetrated by the bill re
pealing the tonnage tax, which Gov. Curtin
signed after he was pledged to veto it.
7. Every man who believes thai a Slate
is an independent sovereignty within its
constitutional sphere, and who is unwilling
that State independence hould be sacrificed
to gra'ify a Federal despotism.
8. Every honest mart who knows all the
corruptions practised by Cnrtin and hi
friends, which were so groos and mnntrous
that his Auorney General, Purviance, wa
forced to resign his office desiring lo re
main an honest man.
9. Eery naturalized citizens of Penn
sylvania who recollects that Andrew G
Curtin was lhe Hi?h Priest ol Ki.ow Noth
ingim in 1854 i. when he was Secretary of
State to Gnv. Pollock.
10. Every man who has had a son, broth
er or friend drafted, or who was drafted
himself in October lat When Gov Cnrtin
permitted Pennsylvania to be compelled to
furnish by draft a surplus over her quota
when other States, which had not furnished
their full number, were exempted from con
scription. 11. Everyman who believes in personal
liberty, free speech and free press that
great triad of rights which Gov. Curtin has
suffered the general government to trample
under foot in Pennsylvania, in defiance of
the Constitution of the Commonwealth ol
the United States.
12. Every roan who believes that this
government" is a goyernment of white men
and is opposed to negro mercen aries to ne
gro suffrage, and negro equality the great
end and aim of Governor Curtin and the
13. Every man who believes in the Un
ion as oor fathers framed it, under the Con
stitution as they ordained it, and v.-ho looks
to this war as a means of preserving the
latter and restoring the former, and as the
great machine by which States shall be
turned into provinces and negroes into
14. Every man who is ia favor of peace
based npon a restoration of the Union as it
was, with equal rights in all the Slates, and
the joberent rights of 'free men ' preserved
These classes will give George W. Wood
ward at least thirty thousand majority in
JesT think of the nnmper of able-bodied
men, taken from the farms and work shops
of the country ! Il is certain, that of these
not less than 800,000 1 have gone ' to " the
'TIS SWEET TO THINK.
Tis sweet to think when far away
In other lands our footsteps stray,
Ol childhood's happy home
Where'er we roam, what'er our lot,
Fond memory clings lo that dear spot,
Around the old heanh 6tone.
Ti sweet to think of halcyon days,
O'er which hope's rainbow-tinted rays
In golden circle hiiuz
When brightly rol'ed the skies so fair,
Undimmned by cloud of grief and care,
That o'er us now are Hang.
'Tis sweet to think of thoe so dear,
By ties of love and kindred near,
The friends siill faithful ever.
And pine around each lov'd nrse's name
Of memories s pet. an endless chain,
That strengthens on forever.
'Tis sweet to think that if no more
We frhall met on Time's bieak shore,
Ere earthly ties are riven,
Tha' once aain we II re-unite
In realm above, of fadeless light,
We'll meet again in Heaven.
'Tis sweet to think as on we glide,
Adown Time's swift uncertain tide,
Wiih cares of life oppresed
That far above yon star lit dome
Awaits us there a happy home,
A home of endless rest.
The Path of Peace
The Times asks "bow the war is to end,"
and argues that to treat with or entertain
proposiiions of peace trom any source at
the South is to recognize the Confederate
Government, and that such a course on the
part of the Union Government is impos
sible. We submit that our con'emporary
has no right to raise its flag higher in this
respect thant the President. Mr. Lincoln ia
his Springfield letter does not take this
ground. He says no Peace propositions
have been made, bui that when made the
public shall be informed arid clearly con
veys the impression that when made by
cithbr the army or those in authority at the
soutn wno cooiroi ine army iney snau do i
entertained and acted upon.
But, be this as it may, the answer to The
Times is, that it is to late to take this posi
tion. Oar Government has already recog
nized and treated wiih the Confederate
Government. It is estopped by its own
acts: The position to Tho Times, to wit :
that to treat with the Confederates is im
possible, in as much as it would be recog
nition, was originally held by the Admin
istration, bat abandoned when negotiations
made fir exchange of prisoners. That was a
recognition sufficient upon which to bise
any subsequent conferences or negotia
tions. Again, it will be remembered that in the
correspondence between Fernando Wood
and the President, the former submitted by
authority a proposition lor a proclamation
of armistice. This, certainly, did not re
quire any compromise upon the part of
our Government, such as Ttie Times ap
pears to fear. It avoided a formal preposi
tory recognition. We are not surprized
that the Administration and its organs begin
to feei the dilemma in which this publica-
tion of the Wood correspondence has
placed them. It is understood that the Edi or
of The Times, just returned from Washing
ton, is directed lo explain a way as best he
can the refusal of the President to treat with
the Southern States for their return to the
Union. The article of yesterday is ih
third recently written for that purpose in
which this effort is made. In the lace of
evidence, heretnlore of en referred to by
Thk Dulv Ntwi, t'tit thi Administration
is oppo.-ed to a rea oration of the Union a
it on an terns, baed npon its repeat
ed refusal to receive or entertain any iug
qes;ior.sto this effect, together with it pol
icy and outraieuti- mea-nres, it i too late
lor it orga'in to explai.i away by sophistry
like this ol Toe l'une.
The path to peace i- open to tha Govern
ment, if it desires it. Proof ol this daily
accumulate!!. A cesa'ion of hostilities,
preparatory o a conference a conference
preparatory to a ceueral Convention ol the
States, in the mode pointed on by the
Constitution are, in our judgement, all
that is required. From seen a csurse a
permanent peace could be established, and
all lhe horrors of national degradation and
ruin be prevenieJ. The popular heart will
not be satisfied with quibbles and trifles.
The peopte astlor brad, and will not lake
stones N. Y. Diily Aewj.
A HlMT to Abolitionists. The Wash
ington correspondent of the Anti-Slavery
"The intelligent and well educated young
Abolitionists are not doing their duty to the
3lack Brigade. Instead of offering them
selves as officers by scores, as they ought,
they leave nearly all the positrons in the
field, staff, and line to be filled bycbance
comers. Why is this ? I trust yoa will
urge them to perform their plain duty."
The intelligent and well educated Abo
litionists, generally, are not fighting men,
bnt lecturers, poets, beaox, troubadour,
romancers, minstrels, scarfed, kiJ gloved
gentleman, whose stomachs prefer good
dinners at home, to doobltul rations of hard
tack and pork in negro camps.
Mas who profess themselves in favor of
war to the last man and lhe last dollar and
re Tase to shoulder the musket themselves,
are either cowards or hypocrites.
Resignation or General Bubnside. The
President received the resignation of Gen
eral Barnside on the llth. inst., but refuses
to accept it, abd requests him to remain in
Tac ' Inquirer" on Andy Curtin. - j
The Philadelphia Inquirer, an Aboliti )
paper and unconditional supporter of the j
iniquties of Abraham and his apostles, under j
date of July 3 1st, thus ventilates the patriot (
ism of Andy Curtin Me soldier1 friend ! :
T A-.J .L ". I I . .1. , '
.Its support would be required so soon in
behalf of the chief ol "the gangs who have
infested the Stata Capital" who "tickeled
the soldiers with " honeyed words,", while !
''his minions and followers were permitted (
like harpies to deprive them of food."
Here is the record by one of bis o xn
Etiormwi Fraud vpm the Givernmett
M'tliont of Doll'irt Token Piominent
Sholdy Politicians under Arrest.
HRMt.LURG, July 30 Considerable excite
ment has ben created here by the discov
ery of enormous frauds upon the govern
ment daring the recent army movements in
this region, consequent upon the rebel faiJ.
The amounts are slated at millions of dol
lars. A number of State politicians have
beer, placed under arrest, and the subject
will receive the most searching investiga
tion by the War Department. The most
corruprpradtices have prevailed in horse
contracts, and in clothing and subsistence
supplies. They throw the Shoddy" opera
tions at Harrisburg, in the summer of 1861,
entirely in the shade Many of the same
parties are implicated, and the gangs who
have infested the State Capital In the winter
have reaped a rich summer harvest. It is
a sad Commentary that, while thousands of
brave men rushed to arms to defend the
State from invasion, and whi'e the Govern
or was tickling them with honejed words,
his minions and followers were permitted,
like "harpies to deprive thera of food, and
to combel them to make lo.ig and weary
marches, without even the luxury of Crack
era and pork. It is a matter of record that
while these contractors were receiving en-
ormous sums, the gallant Philadelphia sol
diers were placed on an allowance ot a
cracker a day for several days together,
thanks to the neglect and corruption ol lhe
Executive Department of the Stale of Penn
sylvania. Btood-lettin; Chandler.
This brandy-bibbing Abolitionist and trai
lor, who represents Michigan in the Senate
of the United States made a speech al Cleve
land on the 1 5th in which he said :
"J THANK GOD WE WERE DEFEAT
ED AT BULL liliX"
Upon this the Plain Dealer remarks :
"Of course yoa thanked God too, no doubt
when you came back from the Peninsula
and defamed that true soldier, Major Gener
al George B McClellan.
"You thanked God when yoa obtained
"You thanked God when you 'invested in
the 7 20' and the 5-20s
'Will God forget you for all this thankful
ness ? No ! in the languaae of Wilkes to
Lord Thurlow, as great a knave as your
self, 'Forget yoa 1 He will see you dumned
"Th Soldikr's Fricnd." The Abolition
paper are in the habit of speaking of Andy
Curtin as the "soldier's friend." He show
ed his friendship by placing half a millionof
dollar that was appropriated to clothe the
Penntyvania Reserves in the hand of his
particular friends, who provided the sol
diers with blankets 'that they could see
through, shoddy coats and pants, and shoes
that had soles filled with shavings. In twef
weeks the brave men were bare-footed and !
nearly naked. A pretty "soldier's friend,"
to be sure. How much of the profits Curtin
pocketed the public never discovered.
A koiksp wishes to inquire if any cf thej
following causes are sufficient for exemp
1 Docen't think the army life would
agree with his constitution.
1 Is making arrangements to enter the
3. Has two brothers who will be in the
service, when tliey can get commissions.
4. Woold cheerfully pay S300 if he had it.
5. Was tried for liore stealing several
jears ago, and nnjustly acquitted ; is willing
to try again .if necessary.
6. I rapidly becoming a common drunk
ard. If none of these will answer he would
like to inquire lhe fare lo Canada.
How is This? The Southern soldiers and
secessionists say ihey will never come
! back into the Union, and the Abolition Re
publicans swear they won't have the Union
it il was. How is it possible, then, that the
one class can be any belter Union men
than the other ?
Ccbti'n Recoup Governor Curtin in his
Pittsburgh speech, sard :
'Neither the distinguished candidate of
the Democratic party nor myself has any
special claims to this high honor. He and
1 will soon pass away, lhe little record we
make Will die with us.1'
In thus promising oblivion to himself,
Mr. Curtin obviously does not agree wiih
Shakspeare, who asserted that "The evil
men do lives after them."
It is not stracge that the Republicans
should assume the name of Loyalists the
very one chosen by the Tories of the
We find that a great many of theUepuli-
' cans who have been drafted, are leaving
1 Vt at n,rlv
a black afedokLIf
Curtm'i Own PartySpeaks.
THE SOLDIERS Git EA T FRIEND;
The Tonnse Tax Swind!c-
VOTERS READ THE RECORD.
The editorials of the Pittsburg Gaz&le,
and Pittsburg Dispatch twd abolition pa
pers, against Governor Curtin are being
circulated in partphlet form. They mike
a truthful and damaging record.
1st. That the Governor was the inti
mate friend of Charles M. Neal and '
Frownfield. trho swindled! the soldiers in
shoddy and shoes, and that the committee
of investigation, were managed to cover
up and smooth the fraud.
2d. That the Governor favored and
signed the bill repealing the ,"Tonage
Tax, " although he Ic'onfessfcit it Was
'atrociously wrong." That he signed the
bill with ' indecent haste during a recess
of the legislature" notwithstanding "hrf
bad given the most positive assurance'
that it should bo vetoed," and notwith
standing he 4,was solemnly and repeatedly
pledged to rcfttseit tis tfsseni."
3d. That he "signed" this tonage tat
i swindle ' immediately after these assur
ances were given" and that there was a
"private agreement in writing, made by
Thomas A. Scott, or the company to pay
the sum of $75,000 per annum into the
treasury, which agreement he (Curtin,)
concelled from the people, and afterwards
surrendered to the company, without even
preserving a copy of it.'' When intsf
rogated at the next session upon this'
point, he admitted the fact himself of the
agreement, and its surrender" and excus
ed himself on the ground that "the com
pany were pacing more than that amount
in taxes." Therecord thowed that'tbey
had not been paying the half of that
amount" and the Governor's words were
'contradicted by the testimony of his own
Attorney General," who swore before tha
Hopkins Comtuittee that the paper waa
given by Scott and placed in Lis bands
as an official and public document.
4th. The Pittsburg Gazette says ia
view cf these things Jihat the masses be
lieved that the Governor had "sold tha
People, and betrayed the State, and asks
if "anybody is weak enough to think that
these things are already forgiven and for
gotten." 5. That when another attempt was
made to investigate the whole matter Col.
McClure hastened from the sick bed of a'
friend to advise the appointment of the
committee, that a great straggle was made
to keep off all who "were bent on ruining
a Republican Governor."
That the committee 'actad languidly"
that it was surrounded by the "companies
spies," who telegraphed to witnesses
about to be f uramoned, in order to keep
them out of the way," and that the Presi
dent and Vice President of the company
evaded the summons as witnesses one
by "absenting himself from the State" and
the other by a certificate from a Physi
cian, that he was undergoing injections of
lunar caustic, although he wa walking
the Efree's. The committee however
found that the bill was procured 'by the
use of fraudulent and improper means" to
which bill the Governor, however against
bis pledge put his signature. Thus was
the people of Penn?ylvani;i robbed of
many hundred thousand dollars.
6tb. These Abolition papers allege, thai
Governor Curtin in our national matters
has not only fallen far short of the oc
casion, in every element of courage, truth
fulness and ability,' but has enacted the
part of a marplot, from the beginning,"
and '-created more trouble at Washington
by his officious intermeddling than all tho
orher Governors" of this we need not
speak, as there is not much honor, truth,
or decency anywhere amonj them.
7th. That the Governor pledged him
self not to be a candidate, meaning to be
one and lastly these papers by many asser
tions regard his nomination as fatal, and
his re-election as impossible. The pam
phlet is lengthy and exposes rascality
which the people should remember Gov.
Cuitin for at the ballot box. Ifarlhumbcr
land County Democrat.
Tns Soldiers' Vote. The peopte
should remember, that the abolitionists are
the very men who objected to the soldiers
vote. A democratic Sheriff was elected
in Philadelphia by the soldiers vote, and
the abolitionists objected to it, and carried
it to the Supreme Court. Woodward de
cided it according to the Constitution, and
in accordance with the wishes of the aboli
tionists. The decision threw a Democrat
out of office, but now the abolitionists try
to make capital out of their own aat.
SlNCK the wtr commenced there has
been more than four white men cent to
their long homes for every negro freed.
Ia this cot "diieoursginj enUtmtt.r