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BLOOMSBURG. COLUMBIA COUNTY; PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1.2, 1865.
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r5.Tlnr-lf rfoi Paid ull tftenrt OH'Iiej
year. Thre7Diflar will be rhArgeH ' :Z ,
No -cripiioH" lkeo frt'r - period. 4.i
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.Dn.sjMte' itrf- finttjr
One y?".., ..v.,
At VahintO'i the other day
There wa. a brilliaiit display, J.
For njtne were drunk, and some were ty,
At the Inaogtiration. ;
The cannon boomed, the music pUjed,
ih hnaef-o.i l:ke ss'e brayed,
lir:.ihev wern it. ereenbck nVjed
Cs U ,-,v : c i -. ii it; oaaeorati.n.l
flUeaise' sclonoi)s siht - - "i'-i
To see the Hood of M;icfc"nd white,
As well A'tly J(hii-ori liiht.
At 'he Inauguration. .
It tout hre dn'ys. sirm? to rela'e,
And puzzled mny a wrol!j pa:e
vjfijt th jfreif VdV'f.lUter raiht ? viUr
Ftr the Iua.uitoraiioit- ;
Trfatrh"bwo'tb rii'i'came like a IJ-ui,
1 he burn'mpr Vlllte"hpres itooj ,
jr1M)OVtn,heir kirear tT jn' '.' ;; l" !
V t :Vi'. ' 1 VAt tlie JoAttgwraiVou" ;
)e eiat:--: .-rr:-- s .; ' - v.- tl
There is-Vj!c wIt known urmllwi m -.mi
Th Sen'ivtnh Yri and small
A grojj slnpcal'ed the -Hole in th WaM.".
At h Capitol o the Nation
A iher t-ra' ,An"Hy Jiihtifon a;ft, I
And took a brand) toddy hot.
Which made tim drunk a any sot
U M 1 l.J "
TnWlt.Hn vfiti grs
rreat Andrew.tr:"d." ,
JvJn tdv Vi"ton2tie hn.fned ""
jcdr'AsAlceTrefrident r "nitipn
Arww to.wipe aeUhe disgrace, .-t., .
The Prsidenr ha closed the place - ,
Artdrew' felt from ir.c
, . At the Inaugurati
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TUE C3..lI.1IBlA..CCl'iTY I.WASION.
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Ca ST Of Onikiel IcIIcnry. ;;
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U the ytnMtufiht Ui'cd Sta'e Mnch 3.!.,j
1885 Mr Duckalew preseojef .he ''o; ; apkej t0 make an order for payment of de
(with artompairyinr-paprs,) oC Dan.el. whnes The m,u.r was 8ob.
McHenry oJ P.h'-; prayina that the case ; ,eqn,tjj !akf , over before the Court, con
.f iis arrest may. t-e investigati-d ; .hat ; flf Ca, Frink-. Rn(, Cap( Uj when
ts -ca'tfslTi. ii may-be exposed and P"" a.corin(1V ,0 u,V best of onr recollection,
, ti.bC'F'hi' h- expenses incurred -by J 7h?. jujg0 Advocate slated in eobstance
-Wm:rWt 'defence tm Mifitarr ComA lhaUhB defendant's witnesses, who might
mission- W-oatd bv the United Stales.)!
;l?"nrtr-motion- I Ur. fluckafew th Pi
jm'im cio ISKa ..pu. .tfip. . uvi ,
are as foltows .
T t r 'Ti: A o i- r . f called f'r a second hearnz, Ca-pt Johnson
lprt:iv;afrikin,iiul StiU: The Peti- tlF.f: Advocate. .-From the
ct ( McIIenty .. 7e-jMrr Af, remark ma le a- stated by Jade Advocate
-jtrtay iUiUimbla. in the Statt of rtrnyt i WesVIs,-' we wre under the impression the
fsrfy ? ; : -. . . ! cct-r of the defendant's witnesses would be
,.I,i'''. ioTi'hine.'Cree.k.twp.. paiij,by"lhe Uu'iteJ Sta.es, where they were
'T'4.t'0n.n,T':"Urf )e iVJI rorch.3n! V""' leU bu the laVr' tiial V -. . ' '.. . . '
mndjhjrtr flver, yeirol a-eJ " j --- ; . ; A j HKRU.'
,Th.ee-arre.ied hishome-by a,,. .HAMILTON ALRICK3.1
V-H.iflborjr PJee: I7.b, 1865
eirsl ia-siarut inkffti o: Frt Sltlilm in the ; , , :. . . - ' ,
'fVrawareRirer.-'lhe : (fay foPowftr?. "and :- ' : .ViCoBBesFOKORKCR.
Jield ujeooHoemorj Jhere until tew das - Frn ilor Duckaleio ' to General Couch.
before the St'afe' eWtjorij.'inOctober. He j " 8toosBU-;G- 5ept 26,
was then taken to Harribnrz and held there Mop Central D. A ' Cotchj r '
in charge of the military authorities until j . Chambersbou, Pa,
December 30. K, ; : Ufa Sir": I ftave refr&ined from writing
That a copy of the charges anains! him i you on. the subject of the arrests of ciizens
was fornished him two or th ree days after, of this coon'tyr in the confident expectation
is sirrtval at Kan-lsburg and he ' as' 'noti- thaltheyf-or the greater part of ihfm,
e(FtjaThV'rtaf would come on in a few j would te discharged an J perm rt ted -o-re-
tyvtei Trw.ji"ilelyed - Finally, his case- lara'Uo- tfceir homes.- Most" of these per-
VVitfined'-oo before1 a military commission sorts are mVn of fair characer and respect-
&fskll-f& Noyerntf r 9T tber!abptns. ! ;abje positio'n ome 'of- them are aged men
"J3 steered a written plea to the juridic-( accustomed to active employments opoo
("jKiu.Iof'jhe commission .which .was' over
tofJhe commission .which, was over
?aiJ:--'' He hennrered-a-plea of "not (
i8.'?XnJ.-fa8e v continued at the :
instance of the prosecution. Ho- bad a.
hte&X Witnesses, in' attendance,' 'who '
vcesvbame.ia consequence of. the adjium-t
ment. .- .T ;
Upon a second occasion he was brnoght
before the commission and one witness ex-j
mined for the prosecution, when the ca-e ?
waa again arijncrned beyond tbe day nf the
fXreeideqMal.tffecGont withoot. .hi consent
and his vrfcnesses'bver' twenty In rambef,
egw.a.satliotne e unsxannoed. T he case
-ft9twardi esm tp o'ti the 16th ol Navem
fceror'abouttSat"ilay,' when in consequence
of the fact, rhat-lh'President'bf the com
"rnTs'ion hao beeri relieve from further ser
ir.panr itnid another ofHcer detail sd in
"t:T?teaT?ireri!erec! a b'eii 'of former ac
jfiUUtalwijieh; waa iostained by the.conl
enisslon and their decision 1 reported to the
Kleittl . jm ; cojxtraand .-oj.ihe - Departtneirt.
lie i''iiiferniedthatbjBdecisiondf the
commission wae referred ta the Judge Ad
vocate General for his opinion and vgas
lteld by him to be erroneous. A new trial
was ordered an4 yoor petitioner "was iigain
arraigned and pieaJ as before. The case
was. saia partl;rKeTrdfand then-adjourned
frcra-.Fidsy ;lr-the Teaeday. following.
AluZi litis J?zMthi'ciii vr'aelreaiiroed
ad cooclods ' -jTZIlZZ '
,-;Tl;! : t. i $ ssj for .-. the- de fence ' were
broi0jii..d KoDiired failesf soma,of them
. in. "-? V f ior iim end most!.of jibera
t ' -'- i ; .? tereated atler-f anra
. ; . , J - i.;:r.,:::i iaecesary by the
on. ofriiiL and brought only such wit-
as he was instructed and belieTed
wenfecearr and proper for bin, defence.
:r,The. wUle ipenw.of their attendance
borne by bico.
ii .j, iPjo iub c veinK nearu,
the coroml'.slon prom pily and justly found
hin ' 'not ' guilly,r'L upon all the chargea
rred JJ. General in. command -of the
i DeDartment. the case came to a conclnnion.
end your Petitioner was. permitted .to pro
eeed under uuaM, to report himself
Board" of Enrollment of his district, as he
had been drafied dorinj the time of bis
' imprisonment. -
j Voor Petitioner aert,that there no
: jjst reason whatever for. his arresr, impris
J onmeM and tjial ? that the charges atftinst
i him were wholly f1e htid grouudIes ard
f that his pro'opged imprisonment and, tbe
proceeding opoo his, trial, were both on-'
lawtcl and oppressiTe.
( Tbonghwholly innocent of any r-fTence,
I he h9 been subjected to an imprisonment
I oi four-month - end' to - expenses - exceeding
i 9 A,a. benule lossee arid xnnsa In bis
boines at home, tie has been onaMe to
discharge his duties as one of the officer
i-of-his native county, aid has had riflicted
, npn him whaever of snfferine and di
. rsre can. reoli (mm an unlawful, arbitrary,
nr jiistimpode'it and oppres..ive persecu
r tl n:of a citizen.
I .'Voof Peti:ioner ptaye; thai the circum
stances of his arrest maybe investigated,
'"and the party or parties instia'ing or cans
inc it"; duly exposed and " punished ; and
ll.aujie expanses incurred, by him in bis
. l!ence against unjmt - charges, in an ille
j gal proeeedin?, be repaid him by the Unit
ed States I And he will ever pray &c. , ,
!;. Vc-' - DANIEL MclIENRY.
j.' January 13 1555. .
i,- ; - - 'STATfMK'T or Coonssl. '
1 'The ' Vt'ittrl Slate,') ' V - ' '
i' f)"riie' Mcllewy , ' '""''
j- The above stated case, was tryinz .before
j a-Military Commission, sitiinz at Harrisbnra
i in November fast, composed of Cot. Prevost
I FlU 'rrjli'tanCaPT- Lee; and 'Capt VVes
els was .seeing, as Judge Advocate. The
Court heard one or more witnesses for the
pro-ecution, but did not conclr,de the vtrial
of ihe case ; a new or another Commission
havi-ie snb-equently bfn orniznj for
The above stated Honorable
;i oe wanieu on ir, re-npmrin or me case
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-l-,.!.! n.;'.t ht. Ka TT..;i. ki.i . ikm
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r,e woulil have an order made to that
h- -nn ,i h an nrihir marfa to Ihil nnr-
pr f,- SutfeqerH'y Jdje Ad vocate VVes
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-whom 'imprlsonmeht j pecnl
-whom 'imprisonment j peculiarly severe,
"and as to all of :them,iheir families and bn,
sines snLr by their abse.nce. And surely
the offences xilb which they are charged
can be neither grave nor -dangerous,' when
Ttrey" are, -not "announced or recognized in
the commbnitj from which they are taken
Only conjecture or suspicion can be' exer-
cised upon theircases ev90 by thoie leas;
friendly to them. : I do n"ot doubt that 'the
charges upon which the arrests were order
'd aro&eln some degree 'from a disordered
state or conditioc of mind in their accuser,
who were carrried away by an impression
of-combination and armed resistance to the
Taws in1 the Fishing Creek' township's.
Upon Inq'uiry'fnade by me ince my return
from ""Washington in July, and particularly
since our interview m August, I have ob
tained information which enables roe to
peak confidently' npon this subject. And
I have to saythat there has not been' a
time during the present year when Sher
iff - Marshal or "other executive officer,
douIJ": not"' have executed 'peaceably ' any
warrant or writ whatever fo this county :
that there' have been no fortifications or
miljtaryposiiions prepared or occupied by
indrgen!a nor any intention of establishing
them ; that there nas been no large number
of men assembled, in ama to resist the con
scription, as was reported that no cannon
or other arms were o brined fo; position
on the Tioiih'Monniain that' neither de
serters from abroad -nor refojjeas from Can
aJa came te tbe asiiataVce of the' so-called
insurgents, " aod, ia short, thaithe reports
sent abroad of iniVrrectjon in - this connty
qti.egWndleM nd fafae. Geri.CadwaU
ladr researches upon the upper waters of
Fiihing Creek and on .he North- Mountain
I believe were" t borough , and ebould ' be
I held a fauclactorj- by '.he poblio aothori-
Uerf . Xo ,h, prejlidenl Jod2e of thi di9-
. ,r,., anj t( me
, -fi n '
he characterized the ailed"
works of resistance and the
assembling of men in arm to reeist thel
Government, as ."a farce,"' But the arrests !
in question were ordered and actually made ;
before the Nor h Mountain was scaled and
before the imposture which bad mWled
men abroad, was folly exploded. , Had tbe
truth been known in the outset, I conclnde j
I would have been spared the composition
of this letter and you the trouble of peros j
But while the impostnreyof "the Fish-,
ing Creek rebellion" remained undetected
before' the advance of Gsn. Chdwallader
upon the forests of Sullivan iorty-lour of
our citizens were tken into custody and
transpotled to Forf Mifflin, where forty
three yet remain. With a single possible
exception, none ol ttiem were deserters or
drafted nien.- They were farmers and bu
siness men, hating po connection with the
military service of the Un'ned States and
many of them above the age of forty-five
years. . Neither ihey nor iheir friends were
distinctly informed of the charges asintt
them, nor has the privilege of giving bail
for their appearance to answer, been per
mined them. - And their accusers are ft ill
unknown, as well a the authority by which
they were arrested. I bear it said recently
that their arrest was under an order from
the Provost Marshal .General at Washing
ton, in which cae you are not . responsible
for the order but only for its execntion. .
These men, thus arrested, have been con
fined in prison nearly one month, in an im
perfectly., ventilated bomb proof of a Gov
ernment Fort, subjected to vermin and other
hardships, end even iT it can be shown that
they have been foilty, to some extent, of
imprudent or criminal speech or ; action,
ihey have undergone enough to satisfy the
demands not only of justice but of ven
geance.. Besides, two of ihem are eflieers
of the coonty (the one a Commissioner and
the other Treasurer) whose attention at j
home to public business is ' necessary'. Ij
therefore now make application for their I
discharge with1t fcr'her proceedincs or
delay, as a measure of justice and humanity, j
warranted by thefiets' and demanded by
public opinion in this section. . J
I shall not, Generalj'submit to yon any!
observation upon the' illegality of these ar I
rests, nnr upon the propriety of t-irning ',
these men over for trial (if ihey are .to be !
tried-at, al) .t the; proper court of the t
United S-ates which holds renlar terms in ;
an adjoining county (a( , Wil!iaansport ) It
Is sufficient for my present pnrpoe to say,:
that the arrests were onnecessary ; that no
eoch formidable combination of men to re-!
sist tbe laws as was alledsed, had any ex- '
iteoce '; and that, these men have under
gone already severe and prolonged impris- ,
OnmeM. I suppose no advocate of mili-.
tary arrests of citizets in S'ate untouched
by actual war. will pretend ibat they sbon'.d ,
be made except in cases of utmost urseney,
nor that punishment in such cases should -
!t I must add some remarks opoo the sub-;
J jct of keepinz troops here.- This conn'y !
ha a population of 30,000 and no more ;
! peaeefnl, l'w abiJicg district is to be found '
Tn the United Slated. For many years the'
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quar.eny icims ui. nur .uuiiij iuun imc
not had an average duration of four days !
The introduction ot ' a large armed force
here was not therefore provoked by 'the
general character of our people, but must
have been occasioned by the particular
falsehoods already mentioned and which
have been fully exposed. With their ex
posure the reason for an armed force of oc
cupation wholly 'ailed and a part of that
force has been withdrawn. I shall hope
you will find emplojment" elsewhere for j
the remainder, and if not that yon will give J
the officers in' command stringent , orders ;
against interfering with i our elections and j
particularly against placing troops at -the
places of election" in contempt of an an- '
cient siatote of this commonwealth. - -
It remains only to notice in this commu- j
mention, the two, facts which remain after!
freeing the case of "the Fishing Creek in-i
sarrection'; from 'falsehood. - They " are: 1
1st. That here, as elsewhere, some drafted '
men had failed to report for duty; and 2nd. j
That' there bad been a small niaht affray in !
which a young man named Robinson was
wounded. I have to-observe upon these!
points (to which the case as originally a- I
is1 ha1in.-tl0rl thai far t h m srroct nf itia '
offender in theariray, a single oincer, or at
most a Constabulary force, was adequate;
and that as to the drafted men,' though they
were probably( impertinent and boastful,
they were-not numerous nor formidable
I, believe ithat 'in all military movements
there should be' an employment of force
clearly sufficient to accomplish the purpose
in view, DDI in me case or ioee men wno
had failed te report, the advance of a single (
company -of troopa would', bate bad the i
same effect as the advance of an army, to
wit, their dispersion or suomifcsion, , .
Tbe men whose folly or. malignity was
exercised in creating the spectre of the in
orrectionand who have caused an onne
cessary and rl a rge ootlay by the GoTara
ment, (perhapa in-ll quarter of million
of dolfa.ni,) are those upon whom the indig
nation of authority should fail, 'rather than
the mes now in custody . In a proper plnee
tion of this whole transaction, to the end
that the truth shall become known and juot
responsibility be placed where it belongs.
i am,. General, "respectfully,
' ' Your obd't serv't.
' . C. R. BULKALEW.
a reply op ocnkr1l coccm. .
: DepartiBent of the Susquehanna ;
' Cbambersbnrg, Pa., Sept. 29, '64
Hon. C. R. BrcKAtrw, .
United States Sena'or,
" . B'oomsburg, Ta : ,
Dkar Sir I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt this day of your note of
the 26th inst., in reference to the Citizen
Prisoners arrested in Colombia county, &c
Tbe commission for their trial has been
ordered, and J had hoped it -would have
been ready to take up their cases before
this, but there have been delays beyond my
control, still everything is i being done that
can toexpedite matters.
I went to the Fort on.Satorday last for the
purpose of seeing myself how the prisoners
fared, inspect their quarters and if necessa -
ry order them to be removed to a more com-
for'ab'e place of confinement there seem
ed to be no cause for complaint, and hence
no change was made.
I folly agree wilh yon that no fortifica
tianj were erected by the "ir.snr2etils."
but General Cadwalader who made a close
examination of the country, is satisfied that
ihey had one, and probably two pieces of
artillery, that there was an organizaiion to
resist the Urajt, the members ot vuncn
were armed, and I have other information
to the same effect. '
The men arrested are charged in general
terms with reisting the Drait, which covers
the case of those who advised resistance,
procured arms, knowing they were for that
purpose, or sold arms for '.he same object.
The arrests were not, to my knowledge,
made by direction of the Provost Marhej
General,' nor are the prisoners held to satis.
fY vengeance, but to determine whether
they are guilty of the great crime of which
they are charged,' or not. '
.'As regards the troops irtterfer-ng with the
elections,, you and your, friends may rest
assured that there will be co just cause fnr
W'hmn nined to
the .command of ihi-
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Pepartmenf, I was instructea oy tne ,-ecre- ;
nf War nn, i i n.rf -i. h. oolitics. i
which being in accordance with my natural
inclinations, has been scrupulously carried
-I cannot for one moment think that you
believe troops are retained in Colombia
county to control ihe elections.
I waa very' glad to receive your letter, re
collectine with pleasure our interview in
August last, and the assistance you extend
ed me at that time.
The subject has received my careful con- j
sideration, and I hope to be able to so con-
duct matters, that none but the guilty shall i
rv ff -r If!
suffer: aod so soon as I can satisfy myself
that any of the snspected parties are onlj
slightly involved in this treasonable rnove
ment, it will be consistent with my doty to
the Government to order their conditional
I m Sir. very respectfu'Iy, .
Your obd't servant,
D. N. COUCH,
. ' ! - Maj. Gen. Com'g Pep.
Fesortd let'er to Gen. Couth,
' Rioora&bnrg, Oct. 1 f. 1R64.
. Tuesday Evening.
Gen. P. N- Coreii.
Dear Sir: I received in due course ol
mail your letter of ihe 2 b September, and
am duly sensible ot your politeness in r'-
ing to prompi in answers my ......-
cation. I notice with satisfaction yonrstate
ment that yon visited "Fort M.tf.n", and
. t a a. U I mm amS r tr. m f i
gave anp.ii.on o ...c ,,r--.,ru. 4 w... .. .
izensconhned there, as the tact proves your t
possession of those feelings of humanity j
which do honor to onr common nature. I r
read also wjth satisfaction and approval j
yonr observation npnn non-Tnterterlerence
with onr elections by troops under your
commandor control, and particularly yonr
assurance to me and my friends (as you ex-
pressed yourself) that we should have no
cause or complaint in that particular. I
These were pood words and I have no dis
position to think them or to represent them
as insincere. But, unfortunately the pro
ceedings of your subordinates have not been
consistent with them.
Col. Albright, who came up lo this coun
ty to collect evidence preparatory to the
trial of oor citizens at Harrisburg, did not
confine himi-elf to that business. He went
upon the stump in Bloomsburg with the!
Republican candidate . for Congress, and
made ihe first political speech of the. cam
paign here.. As represented to me it was a
very inflammatory speech, and gave a most
exaggerated and unfair representation of
the difficulties in this coonty. He profess
ed to speak from the official docume nts in
his possession, and used his position to in
flame public passion agajisi tbe men who
were to be tried, and to render their prose
cution useful for party purposes.
But I proceed to 'mention evenss more re
cetit which deserve, as I think, jour partic
ular attention, v Some, days; since soldiers
were sent south of the river. I do not know
what they have done there, but a prisoner
was forwarded :-here yesterday from Maic
township, and is still kepi here. His case is
as Jo! lows : His Dame is ihe same - as bis
father, except a raiddln initial letter.
Ht father's name was drawn in th) drsft
for legal caose. ft is now said, or pretend
ed, that ihe son was really meant, and he
without any notice whateror, is seized and
taken away from his district, the dcy before
the elect im and held here in spite of full ex
planation ! No-one can-doubt the motive,
and the effect is precisely what was desir
ed the deduction of one vote from the poll
of Main township.' '
In Fiehingcreek township, soldiers were
stationed for the day on the main road near
tbe polls, obviously to watch the election.
In Benton township, one of Ihe election
officers, was arrested this morning just be
fore the polls were to open, and carried off;
the others had been previously disposed of
and the people found no officers to act for
them. Last light severs' men were ar
rested in the neighborhood and kept away
from their places of voting.1 I believe no
one arrested was a drafted man. They
were citizens, and had been openly at their
.homes before. '
Seven mounted men'were met coine to-
I ward the Sugarloat polls early In the day,
j and they, or another squad, were reported
la'er in the day watching the road of
When the returns come in it will doubt
less be found true, that" light elections have
been held in several districts, because many
have been in'imidated anil deterrsd Irom
attendina the polls, independent of thse
who were taken away by actual arrest. No
; cause for the arrests is known, and no man
can feel safe in attending the election. Of'
J course, the intended effect is as certain as
j the means of
securing it are unscrupulous ;
and disgracelul .
n list? VlCC IUI IJCIO I i 1 L' IUU III Q lr U i j- S
ners in tiioomsDorg, a '
man was arrested in eoing to vote ; soldiers ;
appearing at ihe polls in violation of the;
State law to which I referred yon in my
inrmet teller. He was Vent in ha rut Hnrintr '
the day. rermt'rf to eo home for Ai dinner.
but not to the polls. His case was one of
doubtful dereliction fonder a former enlist
ment which has expired. He has since
f ben enrolled and drafted under the United
States lawk, and I saw to-day bis certificate
of having paid commutation money 3 He,
has been living here openly a year or more
u-iihnnl nnestinn nnfil nnw ' ' - "
Twoottier men living openly in the neigh-!
i bhd fP' w J"" P. an( T0,e"
f ihe adioinine township of Hemlock, were
arrested and put in jail here one on last 1
Saturday night, and the other yesterday. ,
Tbey were not liable to arrest, and have not j
been drawn onder either one of the U. S
drafts. One of them was promised a hear 1
ing yesterday, and again this morning, but
it was not given. Of course none was in
tended Until the "election should close. I
said to the Sheriff, who had them in custo-
dj, this afternoon,' that he would be per-
feet I y justified in conveying them lo tbeir
election district to vote, taking care to pre
vent their escape, and holding them ready
for any requisition upon him. He took an
assi-tant, conveyed them to their district'
and had returned with ihem almost home
i when hend bis assistant were arres'ed by
! order of the Asistant Provost Marshal. He
! had been absent less than two b.onrs, but in
ithat time incalculable mischief had been
; done. Two of tbe focr men who were lo
l. be disfranchised by being kept here in con
! finemer.tv had given trne and lawful votes
..under, the Constitution and laws of thi
Commonwealth: And these votes U'
stand good; and the deprivation of lightful
suffrage here, be narrowed to the two other
cases before mentioned.
General, in ihe war of 1 8 12, the State of
Masachosetts refused the oe of her prisons
te the United States for the detention of
caotives. &c. Immedia'elr afterwards Si-
i mon Snyder.;Governor of thisS'ate, addrf9
pJ a - rio,ic , onr rei8!a,nr(,
, 4!(.pouncir,g ,hf. fpndncJ of Maschuse'ts,
pJ h; in(ljM( he r,C2;s,aIljre pas,ed
2 Qf March ,Sl4
wide our prions for the admission of host
ages and prisoners of war oT the United
States, and charging upon oar Sher fls and
jailors the duties, of their custody, The
prior act of Ihe 5th of December, 1789. had
authorized the admission of prisoners of the
Uniied States "committed by virtue of le2af
nrnre.." obvionslv meaning in some indi-
1 j-' , , know of no 6la(n;e 0,
this Commonwealth, charging npon our j
Sheriffs aud prison-keepers, the doay oft
, holding citizens in drafi proceedinns under j
- ' . . . .. . . ! i
the authority ot me innea Mates, unt
even if snch statute existed, the doty the
Sheriff -would owe to the United States,
would be simply the sale custody of the
persons Committed, and the rendering of
them up on proper demand. And while
they were in his custody he would have
complete control over them, subject to' the
regnlatton of our own laws, and would share
his powers with no other official whatever.
Observe, General, I do not object to the
use of our prisons by the United States in
the fullest, manner, and to invoking the
principle of comity for that purpose, where
legal . provision may be wanting. But the
purposes of the United States being subserv
ed, no officer of that. Government has rea
son to concern himself further and to de
termine who shall be permitted to vote un
der the State laws.
The arrests which 1 have described were
made by the ose of soldiers subject 10 your
command, and their occurrence justifies my
appeal made to you in a former letter for
the withdrawal of troops from oar county,
or, la ease they were riot withdrawn, that
Stringent orders should be issued against
their interfering with oar elections, and par-
' to r.. -vt - f 31,
ion. that some signal condemnanntion ot the
wrongs and outrages already committed in
thisconnty, is doe toocr people from' the
public authorities, and that some effectual
provision should be made against the repe
tition of Birch occurrences in future.
I am, GeneraUvery truly, '
Your obd'l servant,
' - ' : C. R. BUCKALEW.
General Couch to Senator Buckilew.
, i j
Heau Qa's Dsp'r or the Si'sqckhanna, )
Penn'a, Oct. 18, 186. J .;.
Mr. Senator Ecrxu.sw, , , ..
- . Bloomsbnrg, Pa.
Der Sir : T beg to inform yon that the
Board of officers which were ordered,, as
you were notified, to examine and see how
many of .the Columbia county prisoners
could be safely released, have recommend
ed ,'2J) twenty-one to be set at liberty under
certain conditions. The nature of the evi
dence is such that no more can be safely
released at pre-en!. , -
. I am, Sir, very respectfully.
' P N. COUCH,
A Tennessee Lady, widow of a wealthy
gentleman named Brown, passed the Fed
eral lines some time ago, on her way to
ixiehmond" An attachment of her girlhood
to a young Virginian rekindleJ in Ihe bos.-m
of both, when Mrs, Brown had met in Rich
mord her former lover, Stonewall Jackson's
successor in the person of General Ewe!!
, The eeneral and the widow hn-ama km.
ban, , ,f ,
j M. Br3wn for,nne within the
icoerat lines, ter'am gold and stocks con
a part ol it, anH had, we believe, j on Monday the 15th of May, at the Com -aced
under Ihe agency of a Mr. ' missioned' Office, in BJoomsburz.
f Si. Louis. .Some sharpers, aware ' Also", at ihe same times' and places Ine
'ne MemP'ea IO m4ke ,he mama2e
ot Mrs. Bmwn to the Confedertfte General
Evel a nrfVflit fftr nhialnincr trial r w ai pf
a- - - ........ w v m i v
wntcn tney expectct to reap from the con-;
fixation of her property! - An apolieatioT
..... . ..
wnn mat view was made accordingly to the
military authorities. in St. Louis, and was
successful in obtaining an order of confisca
tion. Mrs. Ewell bad been be-reard ! An
PPl.w, however, made to Mr. Lincoln,
and, we state to his credit, was sustained
by a reversal of the original award !
The knavea who expected to become en
tiched by - the plunder of Mrs. Ewell, are
incensed by the decree of the President
They protest against it through the public
press, and will no doubt, do so through oth-
er political influences. . Mr. Lincoln, how-
ever, has done in the cae an act of justice
in refusing to hold Mrs. ETeil's property
t esci,ea, anu w". we nP. not yield an
inch to the cold blooded villainy that hopes
i . i Mi i ...
io oecome ricn Dy oecsanng an amiaNe
and honorable lady. N. Y. News.
A Horsv; in Sp-;rrAcr.Ks. The Philadel
phia AorrA American of March 16th says : '
A well known resident of the Twenty
second ward has an old family horse, that
for twenty years has done him service
The animal ha always received the tender
est care ; is in good condition and vigor,
and can preform the doty reqnired of him
a? well a- many a roadster of bnt half his
year. Fr some time past the quadruped
evinced a tendency to stumble, and to strain
his igh! at objects cloce to him. in a man
ner that set the kind-hearted owner devis
inj a remedy. Thegentleman judged the
animal by his own case and satisfied him
self that. wi:h a pair of spectacles, the horse
would do as well as when in his prime.
An nniipsn omnnA t nrr! nair if f a S t
.... .''i.-.n .. ...... ... ..... . I U ,'-.! .-. . W f i VJ i
glasses, about the
size of the object glass,
rgnette. They were fied
nf a ta rrrc fror0Ua
.... w.c. ,4.a
animal is now a horse in spectacles, and not
an eicery pentlema i ever yet showed
greater appreciation of the convenience
Ur. - ,
ten in the stable the speciac es are re-
moved. One day a servant man driving
tne horse torgocthe peritocals in question.
The horse ver- plainly indicated deficiency
bef4ire he had gone the first quarter of a
mite up the lane on which the stable is
pi,oa'e,J- We a ,na ek old animal
j"22ing np York road yesterday with his
! glasses on, looking as contested and jolly as
his exellent owner.
A Reliuiovs Ijfk The duty of a relig-
ious lile is one of its greatest, recommend-
I menu. What does it proless? Coacetoall
mai.kiud. It teaches us those arts which
will render us beloved and respected, and
which will contribute to our present com
fort as Well as our future happiness. Its
greatest ornament is charity it inculcates
nothing but love and sympathy of affect ieo
but it breaths nothing but the purest spir
it of delight ; in short, it is a system perfect
ly calculated to benefit the heart, improve
the mind, enlighten the unde rstacding.
The Canadiak Difpicdltt. Moeh excite
ment prevails in Montreal at the threatened
attempt to rescue the raiders.
It is rumored that a letter has been received
from Secretary Seward declaring that in
view of that action taken by the Canadian
government for conspiracy and breach, of
neutrality, the United States government
would co on further with the demand tor
extradition: Further proceedings will take
place in Upper Canada, aa the plots are
known all to originate there. -
Quaint Remark Eels have been skinn
ed ever since Noah came out of tbe ark ;
and printers have been cheated out of their
just dues ever .since .the Orientals printed
with blocks of wood ; yet neither do eels
T 1 ,. ...
in Appeal' by the Conoty CQamiiiYitn.
Notice is hereby 'given That. n'eppeyl
.will be held by the. County Comrnissiooef a
in, the several townships, in the Coomy 'of
Columbia, at the placee and times specified
as follows:- ' "'; .-
In Madison township, r.on Mondy-,th
24th of April, inst at the public house!
K. A. Smith, in Jerseytown. ja Greenwood
and Pine, On Tuesday the 25th'ot ApriL at
ihe publfc honse of John Leggott, at jlola.
In Sugarloaf, Jackson and Benton, on , Wei
nesday and Thersday: the 26tb and 27ih if
April, at the public house of John J Stiles,
in Benton. In Fiehingcreek,' on Friday tKe
2Sth of April, st the public house'or'.E.
Uoangst, at the Forks.' In Orange andCMi
Pleasant, on Saturday the 29th of Aprfl,? m
the public house of Samuel Everett,' in oT
sngeville. In.INmlock knd Montoar.'o'n
Thursday the. 4th of May at the pobj(o
house of John Hartman, in Buckhorn.' tn
Scott and Centre, on Friday the 5th or Ma.
at the public house of John Gr'over, In Ced
tre In Briarcreek and Berwick, on' Satur
day the 6tb of May,' at the public house if
J. P. Sibbet,; in Berwick. In Mifflin, "on
Monday ihe 8 h of May. at the public house
ol J..hn Keller, in Mifiiintille.,1 fo Maine
and Beaver, on Tuesday the Ith ot May. "ft
the : public house of m. Shu man, 'n
Mninevilie.; In r.ocnst and Roarioscreelt
on Wednesdy and Thursday the 1 0th' anil
1 1th of May, at Ihe public boose of johfl
L. Hurst, in Slabtown. In Conynghamon
Friday the I2ih of May, at the public house
of. Reuben Wassar, in Conyngh'am. ' U
Carawissa and Franklin, on Saturday the
13th of May, at ihe public house pfrac'oV
KiMler. in Catawissa tnwnihin ' fn TtinAm
, State Militia enrollment, as. made in
member lasi. will h r;..t
' ikA "' i ":?
by the Commissioners, and all persons ha
ing rauses and claims for exemption
' attend if iherthinV nri1' ; - ' 4 '
rauses and claims for exemptio
id if they think proper.1 ' ' ' " ' 4
By order of the Commissioner. "
R. C." FRUIT, CIe.
Commissioners office, " -
Bloomsburg, April 5th, 1865. J -:
Mormon-DOM is spoken of by a writer irl
the Pacific Monthly in terms not very flat
terinp, as follows : ' ' '
From all that I could hear and see, the
; youth of Morniondom are the mosf iMiter-
' ate. and in every direction the most vicious
of all the generations ever' reared 'on the
globe. Their talk and behavior are !the
! most bestial that can be named. How could
' it be otherwise ? My pageVoold blush to
(. . .. -a
have written upon it the one tenth' of what
I was afterwards told, from good aothorUy
on the spot, ol the otter indecency of the
youth yoong rren 'and women of that
.people. ' Mormonism if in no other wa
most perish of the corruption of l;own
self-pollution. But this I discovered after-
! ward while in the city.
"I will show yoo
my school," said B o her Brigbam So we
went to a portion of his erouadi, and ap
proached a neat tittle edifice of whieh'I
have already spoken, and entered. Having
taken a , seat in front of the scholars,.-
Jonn1 some seventy at'endinc fifty girls
and twenty boys. The boys, the prophet in
formed mw.ttad not come in, being detain
ed outside with some taks. - They were
being tangM sacred music. Tbe tescher
seemed" to be an elder son of Brisham
Yoonff, or poVsiblv a Yankee schoolmaster.
They sana "Oo Zion's Hill." "Why, ihat
i goot Prest-y erianism. Mr.. President' I
remarked "Yes, and good -Mormonismf
too." he reptie l. s'appins me on the knee.
Yes, and aood Methodism, too" he addadl
He himself had once been a tearing camp
I meetinx Methodist, of the most shooting
! Vin,: ' "T V ,horon'h '"ntiny of the
1 jontn inere oetorw me as I possiDiy could.
: and a more utterly undeveloped, unhand-
j ome, nnimeresnns, . mes$:re, taUowy."1
I loppy-looking set of the rising generation I
"eve flsew,ier9. Ppneia.. iney seemed te
: iiuui au'iui 1 wri y-iiTs year" 01 (es
i c ' o i.
1 down to five or six and were all Brighara
i Voimo'. niTr.rinrr Ha k nn.,.t. ,r
hondred all told.
i .i . . . fc ( . - .
To 'Bee" or Not to Be ! A small , pri
va'eer, with forty or fifty men, having ori
board some hives full of bees, was pari
sued by a Turkish galley, manned by five
hondred seamen and soldiers. As sooo as
the latter came alongside, tbe crew of the
j privateer mounted the riegiug with their
' hives, and hurled them down on the deck of
the galley. The Turks, astonished at this
noel mode of warfare, and unable to defend
themselves from tie stings ot the enraged
bees, became so terrified that tbey thought
of nothing but how to escape their fury,
while the crew of the small vessel, defen
ded by masks and gloves, flew- opon their
enemies, sword in hand, and. captured Jhe
vessel, almost witboot resistance. During
the confusion occasioned in a time of war,
a mob of peasants assembled in Hobosteia
in Thuringia, attempted lo pillage the bouse
of the parish minister, who having in vain
employed all bis eloquence to . dissuade
them from their design, ordered the domes
tic lo bring his bee-hives, and throw, thern
in the middle of the furious mob,- The . ef
fect was what might be expected they
were immediately put to flight, and happy
to eacapaoobtoDg. . - . '
The negroes of Washington propose fo jet
op a testimonial to Butler, expressive of
their sympathy for his removal. By all
means let the nigge have a chance "to
praise Butler, if there are no white' merr
who will , ; -s ij.:.:
In describing the difference between aris-?
tocracy and democracy, it is wittily said