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STAR OF TnE NORTH.
IPAf. JR. XrlCOJjy, EDITOR.
BISOSSBCSG, TfEDSESDAT, JIN. f 7, 1864.
S. M. Prn-ENOiLL & Co., 37 Park Row,
New York, are duly authorized to solicit and
receive subscriptions and advertising for the
Ftarofthe Forth, published it Bloomsburg,
Colombia county. Penn'a. ., '
Mather & Co-, 335 Broadway, New York,
are authorized ;o receive subscriptions and
- advertising for lbs Star cf the North.
TOR PRESIDENT I 1864, -
GEORGE B. M'CLELLAN,
Subject to tbe Decision of the Democratic
. National Convention.
ju UEpuuticaci.
We hare always beliered that at least u
portion of the Republican party-the hon
est laboring men, were sincere in their
opinions. If so, how can they longer ad
here to the party in power. There were
first eld line Whigs -believing in common
with the Democratic party, that the States
were all equal, and that each State was sov
ereign, and had a perfect right under tbe
Constitution to control hs own institutions.
They believed in nationality and not in sec
tionalism. They were opposed to the trea
sonable doctrine of Abolitionism. But
their leaders have drifted over to a full com
xnnnion with the Abolition faction. Can
too ro with themt They Lave deceived
you. Tbey promised that . they did not
States. They promised that their princi
ples wonld lead to no disaster, that they
would preserve peace, reduce our expendi
tures, ceosure economy and honest, and
bless the country. Take now the thieving,
the taxes, the monstrous and increasing
' dibt and all the ruin that Is opon ns, and
eae bow they have falsified every promise.
' They cannot claim that they could not
bave prevented it. The power was in their
bands, aud when they could have compro
- -I u - ! j fu j
uiiecu 11, iucj wuuiu uuu tuvjr noiti ue-
termined to revolutionize and free the ne
groes. Then comes colonization or amaJga
' rnatioo and equality ia addition to all the
rain already upon us. Turn back and take
'a careful review of what they promised
' font years ago, and see where they are now
Can any sensible man go with them far. her?
GtNVRiL McClellah on the 7th of July
s 1862, addressed a letter to tbe President,
wherein he gives him the following good
advice. If tbe President bad heeded it
bow much better would be tbe condition ol
-the country to day! It is not surprising
that tbe General was superseded by Gen.
Burnside, as be would not be made the tool
. of the administration to doits unholy work
He was not friendly to the Abolition pro
gramme, hence bis decapitation.
- The time has come when the Govern
- zneni mast determine npon civil and mili
tary policy covering the whole ground of
our national trouble. The responsibility of
- determining, declaring, and supporting such
- civil and military policy, and ol directing
the whole coarse of national affairs in re
gard to tbe Rebellion, must now be assum
ed and exercised by yon, or our cause will
be lost. The Constitution gives you power
enfficient even for the present terrible exi
gency. This Rebellion has assumed the
character ot war ; as such it should be re
garded and it should be conducted up
on tbe highest principles known to Chris
tian civilization. It should cot bea war
looking to the subjugation of people
of any State in any event. It should cot be
at all a war opon population, but against
arraed forces and political organization.-
Neither confiscation or property, political
executions of persons, territorial organiza
tions of States, or forcible abolition cf slavery,
should be contemplated for a moment "
bis late message the President says of
bis negro pets-"So far as te5ted.it is difficult
to cay that they are not as good soldiers as
any." Of the grammatical smoothness of
thto sentence we have, nothing to say, be
cause it might perhaps be replied that it
was none of our business; but we may be
permitted to imagine what our white sol
diers will think of it. It is a fronunciamento
by ; the President, of negro equality, at a
point where the white soldier, who is proud
that his mother is a white woman, will
be likely to feel his his pride most touched.
Thx Democratic State Cosrvcmoir. The
Democratic State Central Committee met at
the Merchant's Hotel in Philadelphia, on
Wednesday. There was a large attendance
cf members, and it was resolved that the
State Convention should be held ia Phila
delphia, city on Thursday, the 24th day of
liareh.
Grsxksacxs are printed at the rate of five
millions a day, with tbe signatures and
cumbers all engraved, bo that no signing
nor numbering is required by anybody.
Tbey are simply packed op ia bundles, as
they fall from the printing press, as so
many shingles would be bound and sent off
to market.
- E;nxT res Him ! General Grant is repor
political cfHca. When this war is over, I
mean to roa for Major of Galena, (his place
ol residence,) and, if elected, I intend to
bave the sidawalk fixed between my boose
asd the depot."
Presejttatjoxi are getting common. The
captain of a canal teat out West has jnst
tisn presented with serviceof five years
in the Penitentiary, ia consideration of the
c!;stibu;3h?J ability witli which be plan
et srsi a T "-r?,T l83 kied hisa
ire t to Un Mitt President. . ,
We know that, many intelligent , people
who bave looked closely and thoughtfully
at the progress of usurpation, and watched
with straining eyes and throbbing hearts
the course of this administration, since their
attention to retain power in their bands
became obvions, entertain serious appre
hension that there will not be another Presi.
dential election. On this point their doubts
are so stroung that tbey amount almost to
conviction. Bat we were not aware until
recently that Horace Greeley was one of
the number; and we confess that we were
somewhat startled when, in reading bis
brief remarks, following Wendell Phillips's
speech at the Cooper Institute, we mado
the discovery that he was. In these re
marks he made tbe astounding decleration,
in substance, that it would be time to con
sider the question of succession to .the Presi
dency, after we bad ascertained whether we
were to have another President. "He could
not yet decide,'"' he said, "whether we
should ever have another President, but he
hoped we wonld. When that question was ds
cidedit would he time,1 &c. Really, when
Mr. Greely expresses a doubt on the sub
ject, there is ground for apprehension, and
we cannot blame those who, with far less
information as to the designs cf those in
power than he possesses, have come to the
same conclusion, and begin to "despair of
the Republic."
The World, in reference to the speech of
the philosopher of the Tribune, says :
There is one point in that little speech of
Mr. Greeley's w'hieh we cannot approach
without pain. We refer to the misgivings
be expressed as to whether we are to hate
another presidential election. This may
have be-in the erode suggestion of the mo
ment, it may have been cant ; but even if it
is the mature fruit of Mr. Greeley's reflec
tions, it does no discredit to his understand
ing. The form of a presidential election, of
some sort, we shall no doubt have in the
coming year ; bat there is real danger that
tbat form may be so deceitful and invalid
that the people will not respect it. The
possibilities of evil are so many that we
can allude to but one or two of them. Sup
pose for example, that there should be a
close vote between the two leading candi
dates in the States which have maintained
a steady loyalty, and an attempt should be
made to control the result by electors (real
or pretended) chosen in some of the sece
ded States.
The subject is so grave that we will en
deavor to speak opon it without partisan
bias. There is too much reason to fear
that in tbe event we have supposed, the
beaten party would not submit. If Nonh
Carolina should choose electors under the
auspices of her axUt'mg State government,
and their votes would elect the Democratic
candidate, would the Republicans submit
to have them counted ? Would the Demo
crats submit to have them rejected 1 If
again, the electorial vote of Louisiana would
control tha result, and electors should be
chosen under tbe auspices of one of Mr.
Lincoln's new governments, representing
onetenth of tbe voters and wholly control
led by him, would the Democrats consent
to bave these votes counted 1 Would tbe
Republicans consent to have them exclude
ed There are various o'her ways in which
the respect of the corr.try for what purport
eJ to be a presidential election might be so
shaken as to make it practically nugatory.
In such an emergency we we may be sure
of this that lawless and vaulting ambition
would not be idle. But precisely what
plots would be formed, what conspiracies
batched, or whether the gordian knot would
be cut by the sword, are thing not giran to
moral foresight to descry. We have believ
ed from the first, that the war is a simple
and easy matter compared with the polit
ical difficulties that will emerge with tbe
success of our arms. Mr. Greely may well
look forward with apprehension to the
straining not unlikely to be put on the tim
bers of the Constitution in the next Presi
dential election.
Abolition Preaehirj' Its Ultimate Remit
The ultimate result of Abolition pulpit
preaching, says the Patriot and Union, will
be rank infidelity, running into a fanaticism
as wild a that which characterized the God
defying population of Paris, when the huge
city poored its muhitudious swarms, to
witness the crowning and worship of a
common prostitute as the Goddess of Rea
son. The wild Jaco bins of tha French metro
polis had reached that pitch of madness by
going through precisely the same prelimi
nary process tbe false priests of the God of
the Bible are now leading their flocks.
Who will condemn us for calling these
repudiators of the Gospel, these recrocifiars
of Christ, false prophets ?
Clothed in black garments and white
nick-cloths, they cross the isles and ascend
the pulpits dedicated to the worship of tbe
true God, and after reading from the sacred
volume, pervert its meaning, and, opening
their mouths, send from stentorian lungs
the breath of hell. You hear no more from
these false priests the language of Christ
tbey poor out no longer the "living waters"
that flow only from the throne of the Most
High but instead their sermons are a con
tinuous roar of musketry and crash of steel,
o that the church seems a -battle field, and
instead of the soft, soothing words of Christ
giving hope, and comfort and life, the ear
is pained with the shrieks of the wounded,
and appalled by the groans of tbe dying,
aud the moans of the widows aud orphans.
Under the preaching of these appostates
from the faith, one feels as though he stood
sole deep in human gore, for which they
make God reasonable, and praise and glo
nty Him for the blood which their own
evil passions and counsel has caused to be
shed. It is no longer the God and Christ
cf the Sacred Volume tbey worship. They
have deserted them as Solomn did, and
sought after idols. Tbey have gone far
back into (he ages of the past and chosen
for their idol the most execrable deity of
the Pagans It is Moloch, "horrid God
besmeared with blood of human sacrifice i
and pars ats7 tears," to whoa they tiowj
bOW.
What wonder that the Church is divided
and the flock scattered, when the false
shepherds have exchanged tbe crook for
the knife, and instead of protecting, destroy
those who were committed to their charge?
They are no longer true - pastors and
preachers, trying to save souls by in stilling
righteous precepts and desires but human
tigers howling for blood "wolves io sheeps
clothing,'' "roaring lions seeking whom
they may devour." In the language of
Christ they are like the Pharisees of old,
who professed Godliness, but had none a
"generation of vipers," whited sepulchers,"
fair enough to look upon, but within tbe
rotteness and odor of death.
The result of this devilish play of the
Abolition pulpit will be seen and felt, after
"this cruel war ia over," in the looseness
ot morals and the spread of infidelity
throughout the whole land ; for although,
during the present period of excitement
when the boom of cannon and the rattle of
small arms, the command to advance, the
shock of battle, the cry of victory, or the
horrors of retreat, are telegraphed over the
wires every day men may listen to, and
even applaud the wild blasphemy which
cow forma tbe eloquence of pulpi t oratory ;
yet, after a while, when reason resumes
ber throne, when calmness succeeds pas
sion, and the former days and doctrines
are thought cf, men will either renonnce
religion entirely as a farce, more fit to be
enacted in a theatre than a church, or they
will dethrone the false parsons and the false
gods, and return again to the God ol their
fathers the God of Abraham, Isaac and
Jocob-and to His true Christ the true Mes
siah, whose doctrine was not a doctrine of
blood, but love, "peace and good will unto
men
Some will take the one course and some
the other, but by far the greater number,
disgusted with the attributes of the Abo
lition God. will renounce all religion and
become infi dels and atheists.
To the Democracy of Northumberland Conaty.
It is doubtless known ere this to all of
our readers, tha; tbe Northumberland County
Democrat office was destroyed on the night
of the 18th inst. Our presses were torn
down and broken, imposing stones upset,
tables, canes and stands, tumbled around
the room, the types scattered and mixed, a
large American flag stolen and a general
destruction consummated.
Mr. Jesse M. Simson, the proprietor of
the building, with his usual boldness and
courage, went fearlessly up among the ri
oters, who were armed with pistols and
swords, and was struck and pulled over the
banister in bis own house. His revolver,
keys, pocket handkerchief, &c, were taken
from him and stolen by tbe crowd,, after
which he tore loose from them and ran
down stairs.
The lateness of theTioor, during the ab
sence of onr employees, formed a fitting
time for the committal of this outrageous,
cowardly and most infamou crime against
the peace of the Commonwealth and the
liberties of the people of this county. Tbe
freedom of speech aud the press are guar
anteed by tbe Constitution of the United
Slaves, and our own State Constitution ex
pressly declares, that these great rights
shall never be restrained. These Constitu
tions and the laws of the laid constitute
the government of this country, and there
is none other save the government of mobs,
incited by unmitigated scoundrels, the
lovers of despotism and the assassins of
liberty. To this latter class belong the in
stigators to this dastardly outrage upon the
rights and sentime nt of the large majority
of the people of this county. Tbat this
blow was aimed at the editor of our Eng
lish paper,!now engaged in the performance
of legislative duties, to which your suffrages
elevated him, or that it was aimed at the
qoiel editor of our German editicn is folly
to assert. It was aimed at you, the people,
to crush your press, to outrage your senti
ments and to rob you of those rights which
your God, your Constitutions, your laws
and a proper administration of this govern
ment would eive you. It means that con
stitutional principles and civil liberty
against mobs and usurpation shall not be
advocated in your midst. The perpetrators
of this villainous act were strangers among
us, knowing nothing of our paper, nothing
of our town and nothing of the sentirrents
of our people. They were incited to it by
men in our midst, who make themselves
the champions of loyalty and who call opon
honorable men to vote and sustain their
revolutionary and riotous policy. The re
sponsibility rests upon them, and they can-
I not and shall not escape it. They have
given a practical illostration at)d confirma
tion in our midst of tbe disregard which
they have for law, for the security of prop
erty'or for tbe peace and order of society.
While we have stood as the delenders of
civil liberty and constitutional government,
while we have spoken boldly in defence of
tbe people's interests against usurpation,
Tiotings, despotism and plunder, they bave
been constantly advocating, inciting and
defending these repeated enormities of their
own pary, for the destruction, in violation
of all law, of tbe inalienable rights of free
men. But the spirit of freedom which tbey
seek to crash, will not yield before any das
tardly outrage they may commit. We can
not be wedded to the Harlot which seeks
the destruction of liberty and the erection
of a despotism, by these repeated confirm
ations of her crime. It will only cause as
to renew our energy against all men and
parties, who in the name of loyaly, com
mit outrages against the peace and free
dom of tbe people, for which the penitenti
ary or the services of the hanging should
be their righteous doom. The Northumber
land County Democrat, though mobbed by
strangers, at the instiga:'tpn of partizan
scoundrels, is not dead, it will soon again
appear to defend the lime honored and con
stitutional principles of the Democratic
party, and if law among loyal leaguers ia a
thing gone by, and if brute force and the
reign ot mobs at the instigation of drunk
ards is to be the order of the day, the Dem
ocratic party are prepared for tbe insoe of
elf-defence to tbe destruction of property
for property or even life for life. We have
ever been the advocates of law and order,
but the Democratic party cannot be held
responsible for anarchy if forced opon
them.
It wonld be justice to kssert, that there
are those who differ with jis politically, who
denounce these criminal efforts to inaugu
rate a reigc of terror n. the land. Our
difference with such mm is only nominal,
and the wonder of the times is, that rfhey
can vote to sustain these and the thousand
other crimes agair.Bt their own liberty, se
curity and prosperity.: To those who re
joice at these damning deeds, we may say,
tbat it will not injure us. It will greatly
iucrease our circulation and patronage
while property is secure, and if this fails, it
will involve them in a common ruin.
A reward of f 100 will be paid for infor
mation which will lead to the detection
and conviction of tbe perpetrators or insti
gators of this villainous act. But whether
detected or not, let the brand of eternal in
famy be stamped npon these assassins of
free government, who, after having been
loud in their demands for free press and
free speech, become now the practical ad
vocates and abettors of their destruction.
T. J. PURDY.
For the Star.
Mr. Editor: It is not often that I take
the pen to correspond with newspapers,
but it cannot be helped sometimes, and
when a person observes how things and
men have changed, and especially those
who should stand more firm, meaning the
preachers of the Gospel, we cannot help
but feel sorry tha.t the world is progressing
so fat in improvement. Sa that, with a
few exceptions, when we goto church to
hear ihe gospel preached, we hear nothing
but niggerism and pelfishnesh, which in my
opinion is not the gorpel. I read a com
munication a short time ago that was writ
ten by a wonld-be preacber, in which he
say there are as great men in the world
to day as any whose names now live on
the pages. of history, and I think that ac
cording to his opinion there are men who
can do more man stop the efTo-Mon of blnod,
for we read both in sacred and profane
history of men who have called forth and
raised the dead and brought ihem to life, as
you can see in 2d Kings, 4th chapter, 33d
and 35th ver&e; also, in the Acts of the
Apostles, 20th chapter, 9tti, 10tb, 11th and
12 th verses; and the lame were made to
walk. So also in the Acts. 3rd chapter, 2-1
and 9th verses. ' Now I do not think there
are any such men ii our day, cnless he is
an exception, inasmuch as i!i- jjreit men
of those days were preachers the gopel.
t. faul charze us to take heed, when he
says, "for 1 know this that after my depart
ing shall grevous wove enter in among
you, not sparing the flock: a'ao ot your own
selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things to draw away disciples after them."
20th Act 29. h, 30th, and 33d verses, "1
have coveted no man's silver or gold, or
apparel," for in hi communication he ther
fetches up the discipline to build upon but
dose not sav one word about tbe command
ments of God, but our Savior puts us on
ooruard against och men in Matthew,
15th chapter, ild to 9th verses inclusive;
and also in Luke, 16th chapter, 15th verse,
and various otlier places The world in
deed is progressing to hear him tell the
story Is he so strenuous on the chapter
in bis discipline on drees? Why does he
not enlorce that and various other rnles just
as important to the soul's best interest as
the new chapter on Slavery! But tbat is
very chariiaMf to be prating about Slave,
when he don't own one and is therefore
not accountable tor Slavery. But there are
as great o-ct of charity here among us,
bat they are of no importance to such men
because they are loo near at home, and
tbey cannot sound the trumpet po loudly as
they can by haying objects farther rff, not
withstanding it is forbidden so to do. a,d
that we shall only answer for the deeds
done in the body and not for what others
do or may do. Tbey think not of tbe re
buke that the Savior gave to Peter in John
21st and 22d ver-es. "What is that to thee
follow thou ins." And in Hebrews. 12:h
and 14:h verses, "to follow peace with all
men," and I was always taught that all
ment every one, not a part. But it such
men will just look in the prophecy of
Isaiah they will there find in the 56:h chap
terand from the lOtti to I2:h verses inclu
sive what kind of watchmen there are in
the. world, and I think we bave a good
many of then now. But that reminds me
ot an anecdote I have read nbom Old Hick
ory. One of that class of watchmen came
to tbe old hero alter he was elected Presi
deut and asked him if he could not give
him some appointment, telling him that he
had lett a good congregation and made
public speeches to gel him elected. The
Old Hero looked at him and said, "so you
are a preacher? ' "Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Well," said the Hero, "then you are a
traitor to your master and I cannot trust
you." I tbitik that is th case now a days.
In the Epitle to the Romans, 1 6th. I7ih
and 18th; 1 Timothy, Cih chapter. 3d, 4.h
5th verses, aid Gal. 1st, 8th and 9ih, you
can read for j oor information some whole
some truths. I saw in a communication,
written by a Reverend, about tbe log in
January bringing frosts iu May. Now 1
don't pretend that that is the case, but I am
not as old as the writer toeretore I cannot
say from observation that it has failed ten
limes out of c ine as he says since the crea
tion, but he is old. One passage more 1
wish to refer to and that was spoken by a
veiy wise man, at least he was so styled by
God himself in 1st Kings, 3d chapter and
12th verse. The passage I refer to is in
Proverbs 26th and 7th. 1 wish to be shown
where Christ ever meddled in such ihings,
and commanded his disciples to do so. I
do not think where He says, "be that would
be my disciple let him deny himself, take
op the cross and follow me." 1 do not
think he men! that they should not meddle
with ihings that be did not condemn. But
if we read tha scriptures we find a descrip
tion of certain teachers or preachers given,
and we are also commanded to beware of
them which you can sec in Philip., 3 chap.,
2d verse, and also in 18lti, 19th, 20th ver
ses. Peal mi, 1 19th Chapter, 1, 15, verses,
and 139th chapt., 19th verse, and 2d Coriu.
11 chapt., and 13, 14, and 15th verses.
I will now conclude by appealing to your
numerous readers to not condemn me be
fore they search tbe Scriptures for them
selves, and if 1 bave misquoted any of the
Scripture it was an error of the head and
not of tbe heart, and I hope that it may do
good as it goes forth. . Yours &c.
A Returned Soldhr.
General McCiellak and the Democrat
ic pariy"say that the objects of the war
should he tbe restoration of the unity of
the nation, the preservation of the constitu
tion and tbe supremacy of the laws of the
coontfy.
The President and bis satelites say it is
and should be for destroying the political
power of tbe South by the destruction of
slavery. That is now the issue fairly be
fore the country, and it is useless to disguise
it.
Coming Down .to Dots" Secretary
Chase is a close calculator. He figures op
the national debt for the next two years as
accurately as the astronomers calculate the
return of Donati's comet which is to
back again opon a certain day, be hour and
minute sometime about the year 2000. Our
debt on the first of July, 1864, is lo be SI,
686,956,641 44, and on the 30th of June,
1865, it will amount to $2,231,935,190 37.
Just two billion, two hundred and thirty-one
million, nine hundred and thirty-five thou
sand, one hundred and ninety dollars and
thirty seven . cents ! Now, we can stand
the billions and the millions, but the lack
ing of "them" thirty-seven cents to them,
forming a sort of a cracker to the whip, is
what gives the sting to the Secretary's long
lash of figures. But it shows what a
glorious thing arithmetic is. What would
have become of these thirty-seven cents if
there bad been no arithmetic to cypher
them out, stick them there, and let tbe
nation know just how its affairs will stand
upon the 30th of June, 1865 1 Patriot and
Union.
LATE AVAR NEWS.
The principal news we have this morning
is from Louisiana and Texas. In Louisiana
the Federal forces have abandoned the en
lire Teche district, extending for a hundred
miles west of Brasbear City. It h the sec
tion over which Gen. Franklin marched,
and in which Gen. Washbume was defeated
Brashear city, a short distance from Nw
Orleans, i to be tbe western limit of Feder
al possession during the winter. At Port
Hudson where Gen. Ulman with twenty
five thousand negroes holds sway, tbe ene
my are concentrating in large numbers.
Their pickets approach close to the nero
lines and annoy them excessively There
will soon be some interesting intelligence
from that quarter. Guerrilla operations
along the Mississippi have entirely ceased,
but notwithstanding that, there is very lit
tle trade. The Tiibne says that but one
steamer has pasted between St. Louis and
New Orleans for three weeks, and it has
been lying idle at the levee for want of a
cargo for a return trip. It teem that guer
rillas are not the only obstacles to trade
A country impoverished by the deflations
of war, never is celebrated for its commerce.
Gen. Banks' proclamation, was issued by
express order from tbe President. A simi
lar one is to be issued in Arkansas.
In Texas the camp at Brownsville con
tinues juiet, and the troops have as yet
done nothing. At Matagorda Bay, General
Banks is concentrating a large forcn,' bul
has made no advance against the enemy.
Gen. Magruder has an army at the north
end of the bay, and three or four 'cotton
clad" gunboats on its wa'ers. The n?my
are throwing op earthworks, and will se
riously interfere with any Federal advance.
There is nothing new from the army of
the Potomac excepting anouueements of
the arrival in camp of larse numbers of re
cruits A report that some musketry lirin
was heard in tbe enemy's ramp, which
can only be explained as the shooting of
men who attempted desertion, has also
been sent ds. It most likely was the dis
charce of the mnskets of a party just re
lieved from guard duty ; or some acciden
tal explosion.
An officer of General Fosters, staff just
arrived from Knoxville at Cincinnati, re
ports that Longstreet has been largely
reinforced. This is an additional confirma
tion of what we already know. He also
reports that the Confederates are advancing
on Knoxville, pushing the Federal forces
before them, and that Foster will hare to
retreat to ihe entrenchments surrounding
the town. Morgan, with five thousand
men, is aln contemplating a raid on the
communication with Chattanooga. These
are but reports, however.
General Grant has gone to Chattanooja.
No demonstrations have yet been made by
the enemy. The railroad to Knoxville from
Chattanooga is to be rebnilt at once. Seven
hundred recruits were added to the Federal
army there on Saturday. .
We have no farther news of the contem
plated attack on Mobile. A stronz detach
ment was to go from New Orleans to
Mobile but the march there by land is giv
en up a impossible. Transports will have
to convey ihe troops.
Governor Pierrepoct arid the Virginia
Le2ilature are reported o bave protested
against General Butler's despotic rule at
Norfolk. Butler is now at Fortress Mon
roe Seven new regiments of troops have been
raised in Indiania.
General SchofielJ is to go to Chattanooga
General Rosecraos succeedes him at St.
Louis.
Senator Wilson offered a resolution to
expel Senator Davis, of Kentucky, for re
marks which tie (Wilson) declared to be
seditious and treasonable. Mr. Davis re
torted by calling Wilson a traitor, and also
accused him of falsehood. Wilson has
been called a liar a hundred timer; and
more, but he pockets the insult with a do
cility that proves him to be possessed of a
good deal more discretion than pluck. A
man may spit in Wilson's face, if he will
only leave him the comfort of believing
that the negro is his equal, without incur
ring the least danger of resentment. Hano
ver Citizen.
A Young Ladt Murdered. Miss Emilt
C. Blunt, a most beautiful and interesting
young lady, 18 years of age, from Massacha
setts, was murdered by a contraband negro,
near Fortress Monroe, on the 2d inst. She
was a teacher of young "contrabands," and
was returning Lome from ber labors, when
she was overtaken by a powerful South
Carolina negro, who after violating her per
son, brutally murdered ber by a blow opon
the Lead.
Gen. Butler is trying to get our authorities
to treat tbe rebel prisoners as the abolition
sits say Union prisoners are treated at Rich
mond. This is what might be called the
beast proposition. Can we do more than to
freeze thera to death.
Important Information Co. G Fr tze
keeps constantly on hand and for sale, at
the Recorder's Office in Bloomsburg, "The
Constitution of the United Slates," and of
the "State of Pennsylvania," in various
styles, at prices to suit ; also, sundry other
democratic books, documents, and rpeeches
together with legal, note and cap paper,
pens, ink and envelopes, of all sizes and
styles, as well as theological, poetical, his
orical and miscellaneous books, cheap.
Thb United States Supreme Court.
The Judges of the Supreme Court may be
classified politically as follows: Taney,
Nelson, and Catron Democrats, Grier,
Wayne, and Clifford conservative, and
Swayne, Davis, Miller and Field Abolition
ists. A newspaper correspondent says that
"Washington is as full of contracters as a
dog is of fleas." That's what the matter.
But if these contractors could only be got
rid of as easily as fleas can be smoked out
of a dog, there might be grounds to hope.
"review of the market,
carefully corrected weekly.
WHEAT, SI 50
RYE, 1 20
CORN, new, 1 to
OATS, 75
BUCKWHEAT, 75
FLOUR pr. bbl. 6 50
CLOVEIiSEED A 50
BUTTER,
EGGS,
TALLOW,
LARD, per lb.
POTATOES,
DR'D APPLESl
HAMS,
30
20
12
12
60
50
12
M A K It I E D
In Centre twp., on the 5th inst , by Rev
D. S Truckenmillet, Wm F Bower, and
Miss Ei.enah Litler, both of Centre.
On Thursday, the 1 4th inst, by the Rev.
D. J. Waller, Mr. Noah PetHbohk. of
Kingston, Luzerne county, and Miss Jam
Kinard ot Orause twp.. Columbia county
On Monday, tbe 18th int., by ihe same, at
Liodson's Hotel, Uloomshora. Mr. l.tman
MiLitor, to Miss Cynthia E. Thomas, both
of Dnviile, Pa.
By Allen Mann Esq.. on the 16 inst.,
Air. camo el bsTDER, of alcCauley, to Mis
Rebecca Farver, of Jackson township, Col.
co.
At this place, on tbe 14'h inst., by Rev.
T. H. Cullen, Rev. C. C. Parker, of Phila
delphia, and Mita Clara E. Barton of this
place.
I) I E I) .
In Bloomsburg, on Sunday last, 17ih of
January, 1864. Niles Art, rged 4 mo-nbs
and two days. On Monday, Emma E., ageJ
2 years and 11 months. And on Wednesday
Ccrtlan'd A., aged 5 years and 3 months,
ot Scarlet Fever and Dyptheria, children of
S. Au6tin and Ru:h A Ritter.
In Soarlo-if twp., Col co , on the 2Hlh of
last December, Mrs. Mart A. Shultz. wife
of Phi'ip Shultz, aged 18 years, II months
and 17 days.
TM COKSOIFTIVKS.
Consumptive sufferers will receive a
valuable prescription for the cure of Con
sumption, As lima, Bronchits, and all
Throat and Lung affec:ions, (free of charge)
by 6endmg their address to
REV. E A. WILOV,
Williamsbnrh. Kings Co., New York.
Jan. 27, 1853 6w.
BELL'S SPECIFIC TILLS Warra-.ed
in all rases. Can be relied on! Never fail
to cure ! Do not nauseate 1 Areupeedy
in action ! No change of diet required !
Do not interfere with bnsiness pursuits !
Can be oed without detection 1 Upward
of 200 cures the past month one of them
very severe cases. Over one hundred phy
sicians ve ti-ed them in their practice
and all speak well of theirefficacy, and ap
prove their composition, which is entirely
vegetable, and harmless on the system.
Hundreds of certificates can be shown.
Bell's Specific IMI are the original and
only genuine Specific. Pill. They are
adapted for male and female. old or you'ig,
and the only reliable remedy for efTectirg
a permament and st-eedy cure in all cases
Spermatorrhea, or Seminal Weakness, with
all its train of e ils such as Urethral and
Vaginal Discharges, the whites, nightly or
Involuntary Emissions, Incontinence, Geni
tal Debiliiy and Irritability Impotence
Weakness or loss f Power, nervous De
bility, &c, all of which arise principally
from .Sexuel Excesses or self-abuse, o
some constitutional derangement, and in
capacitates ihe sufferer from fulfilling the
duties of married life. In all sexual dis
ease, Gonorrhea, Gieet and Strictures, an.l
in Di.-eases of the Bl?dder and Kidney,
they act as a charm ! Rel;ef is experi
enced by taking a single box.
Sold by all the principal druggists. Price"
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They will be sent by mail, securely seal
ed, and confidentially, on receipt of th
money, by J. BRYAN, M. I).
No. 76 Cedar street, New York,
Consulting Phy sic'ans for ihe trea'ment of
Seminal, Urinary , Sexual, and Nervous
Diseases, who will end, free to all, the
lollowing valuable work, in sealed en
velope :
THE FIFTIETH THOUSAND DR.
BELL'S TREATISE on sell abue, Prema
ture decay, impotence and loss of power,
sexual di-eases, ceminal weakness, nightly
emissions, genital debility, &c , &cc, a
pamphlet of 64 pages, containing impor
tant advice 10 the afflicted, and which
should be read by every sufferer, as the
means of cure in the severest stages is
plainly set forth. Two stamps required to
pay postage.
Nov. 25, 1863. ly,
PRESERVE TOUR BEAUT?
Symmetry or Form,
YOUPi. HEALTH AND MENTAL POW-
. ERS,
By U6ing that Safe, Pleasant, Popular, and
Specific Remedy known a
HELMBOLD'S EXTRACT BUCAU.
Read ihe advertisement in another col
umn, and profit by it
Diseases and Symtoms Enumerated.
Cut it out and preserve it. You may not
now require, But may at some Future Day.
"It gives health and vigor (o the frame,
Anc bloom to the pallid cheek."
It Saves Long-suffering and Exposure.
Cures Guaranteed.
Beware of Counterfeits I
Jan. 13, 1864 imo.
WA N TE D A young woman to do
house-work, to whom good waes
will be paid. Apply to the editcr of this
payer.
Bloomsburg, Jan. 27, 1864.
t'oiirt Proclamation.
IVHKREAS 1,e Honorable William EI
we!l. Pre-ider.t Judge ol the Court of
Oyer and Terminer and General Jail Deliv
ery, Court of Quarter Session ot the Pbc
and Court of Common Pleas and Orphans'
Court, in the 26th Judicial District, compos
ed of ihe courniesol Columbia, Sullivan and
Wyoming, and ihe Hons. Stephen Baldy aud
John McReynolds, Associate Judges, ot Co
lumbia co., have issued their precept, bear
ing date one thousand eight hundred and
sixif lour, ano n m tirofiiH ir.tit.t-.
Court of Oyer and Terminer, and General
Jail Dfliverv. Quarter Ses inn nt iha P...
Com. Pleas arid Orphans' Conn, in Blooms!
ourg, in ine county ol Columbia, on Ihe first
Monday, bein- the 1m day of February next
and to continue one week.
Notice is herebv civen. 10 th
Justices of the Peace and Constables 0 the
said County of Columbia, thai thev he th.n
and there in their proper persons at 10 o'-
ciock in tne lorenoon 01 sanl day, with their
records, inquisition and other remembran
res lo do those in in 2s which to their offices
appertain to be done. And those tHsl are
bound bv recognizes, to nrnspcntP orr.ii,.
the prisoners that are or may be in the Jail
01 saio county 01 Columbia, to be then and
there to prosecute then as shall be just. Jn
rors are requested to be punctual in ibeir
attendance, agreeably 10 tiieir notice, dated
ai Dioomsourg me ih day ol January, in tbe
year of our Lord one ihonsard nioKt h,., tr,i
and sixty-fourth and in the eiehty-ninth year
01 me muepwnaenee 01 the United Slates of
America. (Liod save the Commonwealth.)
jwsiaij H. rihllAK,
Sheriff's Office, ) Sbr:iJ.
BIoomsbur, Jan. 13, 1863. t
Administrator's IVotice.
Estate 0 Henry M. Jifdine, deceasrdt
T ETTERS of Adm tnistraiion on ihe e
late ol Henry M DiUine, la-e of Mad
ison Invrn-tiin Cr
have been granr?cf by trie Rainier of sai l
county, lo John Dddine, who reside- ir
limestone lownsnip, Montour county. All
persons having claims against the estate of
the decedent are requested to make them
known to the Administrator without d?ly(
and all person indebted to the etai ar
reqnesied to make payment immediately
lo 1 he onder-igne'1.
JOHN DILDINE, Admr.
January 6. 18r4. Sw. S2.
cdiiiiiiiiratoi'M roticc.
Estate of Henry Kitchen , deceased.
I 'ETTERS of Administration on Ihe Es--"late
of Henry Kitchen, late of Green
wood township, Columbia county, dee'd.
have been cranter by ihe Register of said
Coon'y to the undersigned who rpsi-Je ir
he same tonhip. All persons having
claims a2ainst the E-taie ot the decedent
are requested 10 present them for ul8
ment to Ihe Administrator wiihocl delay,
all ihose indebted to the estate lo make
payment forthwith.
URIAH R. HARRAR, ) ,
RICHARD KITCHEN, J Adrmr '
Dec 23, 1863 6-.V.-52 0O
SCUOLACSSir FOR SALE.
Pi:tburh Commercial College.
Binahhmiin "
Crittenden's " " Philadelphia,
Strat'on, B-yant & Co.,
Thse Scrips, are in amounts of 215 ar(i
S50 and are a- co much rh, bv the Stu
dent on nitnn:? either of the above Col
lrte. Young men desiring lo ob'ain a
finished Collegiate Elocmon. will here
find a good speculation by :plyi'V at iht
olhce ol the STAR OF THE NORTH.
Bloonitbn'g, Nov. 4 1663.
the drjuFtT
r A RENTS making flection of sons,
must have new papers prepared, and
presented previous 10 the draft By orders
just received, old lcion will cat Jj.
No other hss of persons need report be
fore the draft.
W. WIRT tc TO
FIRST DOOR BELOW SLOAN SSI'OREt
Bloomsburg, January 13, 1S64.
ALL person bavins claim of EXEMP
TION from the DRAFT, can have Uieir
paper prompily and rarefnlly drawn by
calling at the Office ot the nndersined, in
Bloomsbur, Columbia county, Penn'a.
Officr, Second Door Wt&t of the Court floats
MICHAEL F. EYEKLY.
January 6. 1864
Selling off at Reduced
PRICES
LT. SHARPLESS wishes to di-pnse of
hi PRESENT STOCK of GOODS TO
READY PAY CUSTOMERS at REDUCED
RATES
Give him a call and examine his piieee,
Bloomsburg, Jin. 6, IS63
THE M1W GROCERY STOUE.
MORE
Just received at Erasvius Aew Store.
Molase,
Sugar.
Tes.
Cofive,
Rice,
Spices,
Fish,
Salt,
Tobaco,
Segars,
Candies,
Rarens,
FEED AND PROVISIONS.
Together with a great variety of notions
&c, too numerous 10 mention.
nTBntter, Eggs, Meat and produce jjer.
erally taken in exchange for noods.
A. B. ERASMUS.
Bloomsburg, Nov. 4, 1S63
Old Things ISecome Aew,
The undersigned would be leave to in
form his old friends, and "ihe rest of man
kind," that he has lately returned from tbe
service ol his country, and aain re
opened his OLD ESTABLISH-
EDTA ILO RING SA LOON,
with a view of making op entire new gar
ments, as well as mending old one, for all
mankind, and any body el-e. who may
favor him with their work in his line.
He is prepared to do work NEAT, Fash
10XABLE and SUBSTANTIAL, and hopes
by so doiiis, and strict attention to business
to merit and receive a due share of patron
age. Bat remember, all, that tne-e times
require money, or something 10 live opon,
be therefore hopes and trust, that when
he has done his part, his customers will
do theirs, by furnishing the "ready John,"
or ready trade. For truly the "Laborer is
worthv of his hire."
BERNARD RUPERT.
Bloomsburg, Sept. 10 1862.
E. H. LITTLE.
BLOO.T1SBUUG, Pa.
Office in Court Alley ; formerly occupied by
Charles R. Bockalew.
December 2S, 155 .-tf.
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