Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, January 27, 1864, Image 2

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BT 3. J. ROW.
OLEABFIELD, PA., JAS. 27, 1854.
Capt. Ekin, a stag" oiHcer from Knoxrille.
brings information that Longjtreet has been
reinforced with 26,000 men, and was advan
cing on Knoxviile, pushing Gen. Granger's
force3 before htin. It was thought that our
army will be compelled to fall back to the
entrenchments at Knoxville.
A southern letter writer says tho news
from Charleston U discouraging. Beaure
gard has expressed the opinion that he could
not hold Charleston much longer, as Gill
more has guns in position by which he could
red ace the city to ashe3 in a few hours if he
felt inclined to do so.
It is reported that John Morgan, at the
heal of 5,000 cavalry, will make a movement
to cut o3f the communication between Knox
ville and Chattanooga in a raid into Ken
John Morgan has bean given the com
mand of Magruder"s array, but will be no
more successful than the latter was.
Bread riots oceur almost daily in the south
and the Southern people are evidently get
ting tired of the war. I
The writer concludes by saying "the oays !
of the Confederacy are numbered, and its
backbone u broken. " !
The Bf. Y. Custom House Frauds.
The New York Evening Post, of Satur
day the 19th January, contains a copy of a
letter from Collector Barney, to the Secreta
ry of the Treasurj', in regard to the late
frauds in the Custom House in that city.
The Collector says he has evidence that frauds
have been practiced upon the Government
in the entry of goods for a number of years,
and involving persons within and without
the Custom House.. Tho full amount of the
frauds have not as ye! been ascertained, nor
all th2 persons connected with them. He
says the investigations have reached a point
rendering it advisable that the immediate law
officers of the Treasurj-, by his advice and
counsel, should participate in them, and
therefore requests that the Solicitor of the
Treasury may be directed to come here for
that purpose. We hone that these frauds
will be fully exposed, and the guilty parties
receive their just punishment. That frauds
exists, no more will deny ; but it is a source
of gratification to know that the National
Administration is possessd of the honety
and the nerve to investigate all alleged pe
culations, and bring to justice the offending
Me3saga cf Governor Parker.
The Message of Governor Parker, of New
Jersey, delivered on Wednesday a week,
discusses the question of pacification. lie
says the war should be pro.-ccuted by all con
stitutional mcan.- to destroy the power of
the rel?llion, and l-e-esiablishim-nt of the
national authority over the whole country.
He disapproves of. the plan of the Presi
dent's amnesty proclamation, arguing for con
ciliatory measure.- and a restoration of State
governments as they existed before the rebel
lion. He also disapproves of the emancipa
tion proclamation as an obstacle in the way
of peace, etc The Governor is one of the
' "Conservative Peace Pemoeratc' ' stripe,
and hence no .surprise need be felt at his op
position to the measumisof the Administra
tion in suppressing the rebellion.
m l
The President Endorsed in Maryland.
The following resolution was offered in the
Maryland State Senate on Wednesday the
10th January :
"HesohrJ, By the General Assembly of
Maryland, that the administration jf AnttA
HAM LiNCOLX deserves and receives our
hearty approval, ami will secure the cordial
co-operation of the General AemWy.
That this General Assembly approve the
policy of the Administration in the conduct
of the war, and especially on the subject of
the restoration of the seceded Slates; ap-
Jiroves of the amnesty proclamation of the
'resident, and of the conditions there laid
lown as wise, necessary, practicable and
essential to the future safety of the country,
and that the General Assembly declares
that the re-election of Abraham Lixcolv
to the the Presidency of the United States
is the earnest desire of a vast majority of
the loyal people of Maryland.''
Prospects ra the Future.
It is no longer to be doubted that the ar
my, or rather armies, with which the Uni
ted States will next spring resume active
operations will be the largest and best the
world will have et?u in modern times, while
those with which they will have to contend
will be vastly less numerous and less effec
tive than the armies with vhich the rebel
conspirators have operated up to this time.
These important facts are now' so patent
ihatall well-informed persons realize them
in their full force. In view of the fact of
he large-and efficient armies now organiz
ing, we look for a final crushing out of the
rebellion at an early day after active opera
rkaj will have commenced in the .spring.
Gen. GantT, of Arkansas, formerly of
the rebel army, but now a thorough Union
man, declared, m his speech at Cincinnati,
that the people of Arkansas "turn from
Slavery with loath-iny indescribable." and
with great indignation adverted to the fact
that "while we who are so much interested
pray fbr deliverance from this curse, there
is a" sneaking party in the North who would
force us to keep the curse with us." It is
indeed astonishing that men in the North,
who never saw a slave, and who have not a
dollar's worth of interest in the institution,
are so much more concerned for the fate of
Slavery than they in whose .social system it
had closely interwoven itself, and who had
property in it to the extent of hundreds ol
The chief stimulous of the opposition par
ty of the North against the Administration
is its Anti-Slavery war policy. It is the
Emancipation Proclamation, and the other
measures connected with it, that form their
great grievance. They pieteud that these
acts of President Lincoln are the great
barriers to the speedy termination of the war,
and peaceable restoration of the Union.
They insist upon this though they are con
stantly confronted with new manifestations of
directly the opposite feeling upon the part
of the resurgent Unionism of the South.
Hardly a day elaspses that we do not get
tidings of new accessions to the Union cause
in some part of the South within our lines.
But there has been hardly a tingle instance
of a Southern man of any character, thus
onverted. who has borne testimony that
the Anti-Slavery acts of the Administration
are standing in the way of the restoration of
the Union. On the other hand, they all
bear witness that Slavery is the greatest of
all barriers to any such restoration, and they
are the most impatient of all men for its
summary annihilation. Gen. Gantt tells
the Cincinnati people : "You would think,
if you visited us, that the seat of Abolition
ism had been transferred from New-England
to Arkansas," The whole develop
ment of Unionism everywhere tends to just
that farm.
Now, we should like to see this accounted
for on any theory consistent with the asser
tion of the Anti-Administration party of the
North, that President Lincoln's policy to
ward Slavery has been bad policy for the
Union. Are not these Union men of the
South better acquainted, than they, with
the Southern disposition ?
Having lived in the midst of the rebellion
for months, and many of them, in fact, al
most up to the present time, can it be said
that they don't understand, as well as those
five hundred or a thousand miles away,
where its vulnerable point lies, and what
the best way to reach it? Or are these men
hypocrites?. Do they pretend to be Union
men when in fact they are not ? And do
they thus advocate the extremest Anti-Slavery
policy, not as they say because it is best
calculated to restore the Union, but surest
of all methods to make an end of it forever?
The supposition is monstrous No men in
the country hate the rebellion so intensely,
or have so jjreat reason to hate it It has
subjected them to losses and to .sunoring.-,
immeasurably beyond anything known here
in the North. Their love for the Union is
not, as with us, a mere sentiment; it is a
passion, fiercely inflamed by a sense of per
sonal wrocg.
But those .Southern men who declare at
once for the Union and for the annihilation
of Slavery, are in no respect of a different
mold from Southern men generally. There
is no earthly reason why they should identi
fy restoration and emancipation, and not
others, wherever those others are brought
within the protection of our advancing ar
mies. Intact, the causes which have pro
duced this, will only' work with all the grea
ter energy in the .States yet to be recovered.
The reaction against the rebellion will be all
the greater the longer and harder the rebel
lion is pressed. If the sufferings inflicted
by the rebellion in Tennessee, Louisiana and
Arkansas have wrought there such hostility
to slavery its cause, the sufferings in Miss
issippi, Alabama and Georgia, far more
prolonged, and therefore far severer, must
generate a still intenser hatred of it in these
States. Our Northern "Conservatives," as
they style themselves, will find that the
interval between them and the Southern
Unionists will be continually growing wider
as territory is redeemed from the "Confeder
acy. They will find that they will have to
change their ground in spite of themselves,
or else become the laughing-stock of the
world stickling for what they call Southern
Pro-Slavery rights in the Union, when the
prime concern of every Union man in the
South will le to get clear of Slavery as
an unmitigated curse, and an object of "inde
scribable lothiug. "
The truth is that this concern of the Anti
Administration party of the. North for Sla
very comes mainlv from old political predju
dices in favor of tne institution, with little or
no regard fr the vast changes wrought by
the war. It was their doctrine once thai, the
safety of the Union lay in a religious care for
the interests of Slavery, and an unquestion
ing compliance with all of its demands ; and
they blindly cherish the idea that there can
be no -true Unionism now which docs not
have a similar spirit. Their "one idea" is
that to bolster up Slavery is to bolster up
this Union, and that the two are inseparable.
hatever room there might once have been
for this belief, it is now absurd. The rebel
lion has wrought a complete change of rela
tions, and there is no applicability of old ide
as to the new order of things. The very
policy, in respect to Slavery, which once
might have been the most conservative ot
the Union, is now the most hostile to it.
.Southern Unionists understand this fact,
and mereiy accommodate themselves to it.
It is high time that the Anti- Ad ministra
tion men of the North, who still call them
selves Unionists, should begin, to learn of
A most exciting scene is said to have ta
ken place in the French Senate a short time
since on the discussion upon the address to
the Emperor. The Marquis de Boissy crit
icised the conduct ot the tjrovenmient. m a
manner that so astounded M. Troplong, the
President, and the Ministers, that they al
most lost their senses, and quite lost their
presence of mind. The Marquis undertook
to warn the Emperor that as Louis XVI.
did not leave the crown to his son. as the
"Kin? of. Rome" did not succeed to the
first Emperor of France, as the crown of his
ancestors did not descend to the Duke of
Bordeaux, and as the Count of Paris still
lives in exile where Louis Phillippe died, so
the Prince -imperial would not succeed to
thellsrona of Napoleon III., unless that
sovereign """ere better advised.
Ctrwensville, Pa., Jan. 23, 1863.
Mr. Bow : I received the enclosed just
as I was about to leave home. You will
please pubish the same, as per request, and
oblige Yours, B. Hartshorn.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 14, 1864.
Mr, Benj'n Hastsuorn: Dear Sat:
Pardon me for the privilege I have taken in
addressing you, an entire stranger. A few
days ago our Captain, James 31. Welch, was
presented with a sword and belt. Enclosed
please find a notice of the presentation and
the remarks made on the occasion, which you
will have inserted in your county paper 2 ha
Raftsman s Journal, and you will confer a
favor on me. Having seen Capt. Welch ex
press a box to you, I learned your address ;
and by that kuew you to le personal friend
of his. I thnutdit best to request you to
have the enclosed inserted, as I have done
this unknown to my Captain. Hopimr that
you will be pleased to know that 'apt. . is
held in such high estimation by the soldiers
of his command, you will grant the request
of one of them. Should you deem proper
to give the name of your authority you ma'
do so, but I would rather give the initials
only. I am. sir, very respectfully,
Your unknown friend, David II. Magek.
A Handsome Sword Presentation.
Ou Suturda, January Oth, 1804, Captain
James M. Vy ckh. formerly of company K
1st i'enn a titles, now commander of com
pany D 2(Jth Kegiment. Invalid Corps, sta
tioned at Lafayette liarrucks. Baltimore,
Md. , wu-sthe recipient of a very handsome
sword and belt. The blade is of the finest
Italian steel, and the handle of solid .-diver
and is finely figured. The scabbard is made
of solid silver, surmounted with heavy and
beauiiful't'iiibellishnients, and bearing the
IWllowine inscription: "Presented to Capt.
James M. Welch by the members of com
pany J 20th Re.g't Invalid Corps-" The
Belt is of moreeo and handsomely finished.
The sword and b-lt exhibits a very beautiful
specimen of workmanship. The presenta
tion was made by 1st Scrg't Lyman P. War
ner in the following appropriate remarks :
"Captain! It affords me great pleasure
to present to you, in behalf of company D
20ih Beg't Invalid Corps, this sword and
belt. We deem it a senee of duty to show
you our gratitude for the nianv favors ex-
lenoeo. ana lor the gentlemanly conduct i
you have manifested as an officer towards !
us. We are happy to know we have an of
ficer so worthy to receive our respect, and to
prove our esteem nd gratitude we have
chosen that which is more substantial than
words something thai will in after years,
when peace and tranquility is unci; more re
stored to us and we are permitted to enjoy
the society of home and friends, and when
we rest after our arduous duties and priva-
iiona ana suiKiiugs m tne service or our
country, !e looked upon a a mirk of es
teem of men who art-, happy to know they
serve under such an excellent officer.
What can we say lor ourselves. Nothing
more than we always tried to do our duty.
Many a long march have we accomplished ;
many a severe battle have we fought ; and
many have been our trials, our fatigues and
our hardships, but during all these we can
say with pride never have we served under
a more kind, generous and judicious officer ;
ever ready to supply our wants; ever pleas
ing and of an affable disposition. Yes! take
it, and would that we were more able to pre
sent something more worthy our esteem and
respect for you."
After Captain W. received the sword, he
replied in the following words:
"Sfroeant! 1 take it! But I nin at a
loss of language to ex press my gratitude and
feelings in being the recipient of such a
handsome present. Why have 1 merited
this ? I will look upon this gift with delight,
and never until my latest ciay will I forget
j on. Yea. veterans! with whom 1 am as
sociated and have the pleasure to command,
1 i' el that I am unworthy to wear such a
splendid sword. But it shall ! preserved
with care, and whenever occasions render it
necessary to be worn, it will be with a hap
py remembrance of you. You, war-worn
veterans, the donors, remember you will ev
er bcthouttht of: and whe.i we part to go to
o'ir loved friends and homes (as many of
you will in a very short time), bear in mind
that yon cany with you my everlasting grat
itude. I am proud to be the commander of
such d'-votc j me'n. Not only to me. but to
your country and its rights and its liberties,
should it ever be necessary for you to go
forth again in its defence, may you tarry
with you the same true devotion that now
inherits your bosoms. I am proud of you
as a company. Your gentlemanly conduct,
your soldier-like appearance, and the man
ner in which you have always done your du
ty, has not only commanded my respect but
that of all your superior officers. Allow me
to excuse myself !eing almost forced by
you to present myself before the companj".
when I was made aware that I was to be
the recipient of such a beautiful gift. My
feelincs will not allow me to express my
thanks in the manner I could wish, and I
hope that by actions I shall prove myself
the worthy recipient of your munificent gift.'
"A short time ago Capt. Welch was the re
cipient of a very fine silken sash. We hope
that the friends of this brave soldier, who
has suffered even-thing but death in his
country's cause, will feel proud that he is
held in such high esteem by men who a few
months ago were entire strangers to him.
Would that every- officer who to-day has the
command of men in his country's cause,
would conduct himself in the manner our
noble Captain has done. He is worthy the
devotion of true and loyal patriots, and we
have perfect confidence in him in any case
of danger or emergency. We are happ'
that we were put under command of Capt.
W. His company represents no less than
eight different Begiments and as many
States : and every one is a war-worn veter
an, who has been rendered unfit for field du
ties by wounds received in the discharge of
that duty they held in such holy estimation.
David II. Magee,
One of the members of the company.
Headquarters of Provost Marshal,
Nineteenth District. Pennsylvania, y
WaterforJ, Erie Co., Jan. 14, '64. )
All persons drafted wbo reported at these
headquarters, and signed receipt rolls for ex
penses can. by forwarding their Post-Office
address to this offiee.can receive saidexpenses
by return mail. II. S. Casipbell,
Pro. Marshall 19th Dist Penn'a.
At the present depreciated rates of rebel
currency, their soldier's pay is but 55 cent
per month, in gold.
Letter from Curwensville.
CCRWENSVILLE, Pa., J AN. 23, 1S64.
Mr. Editor: I noticed in your last pa
per that some one interested in the "out
rage" which took place in this town some
few weeks ago would like to smooth the oc
currence over as much as possible,. and my
intention in writing this is to state the mat
ter as it really occurred.
The property alluded to belongs to Mrs. .
Sometime last fall M r. Starr made applica
tion to her husband for the privilege of the
house for one year, which was granted ; af
ter which the husband went to the man w ith
whom the keys were left and told him to
give them to Mr. Starr when he called for
them. And, I may here ask the question,
Why does 'ieitrii leave out this important
fact, leaving the impression on the public
mind that Mr. Starr had no grant of the
house at all V Mrs. learning that her hus
band Lad rented the house declared that
Starr should never go into it alleging as
her reason that he was an "Abolitionist and
voted for Curtin" and sent and had a pad
lock put on the door. The next day Starr
came with his goods to take possession of
the house and found it locked, when he was
adviswi by several to force the door open,
which was done. Starr was shortly after
warned out, and immediately rented another
house where he intended moving as soon as
Mrs. Starr would be able to go, for, though
her babe is three months old, she had never
been out of the hojnse since its birth, except
when they moved and then she has to be
brought in her bod. When her physician
was consulted as to the propriety of moving
her, he told them that it might be followed
by serious, if not fatal results that she
had been worse from the effects of her first
removal, and it was more than likely to be
again, which has been the case. Mrs. not
K'ing willing to wait, came on the Oth of
January, about 4 o'clock in the evening, ac
companied by her two brothers, and told
Mrs. Starr that she had authority from a
lutritr to put her in the street, and she was
going to do it. Mrs. Starr plead for the
privilege of remaining until the next day
when she would send for her husband, who
was away from home, and they would go out
at all hazards. Mrs. refused, and toid
the woman that she had got to go then ot
her furniture would be pitched into the
street, and her with it at the same time
seizing a stand and throwing it out of the
door. Mrs. Starr left and was tis-isted by a
neighbor lady to her house, whi'e the '"trio'
went ahead throwing out the goods bring
ing upon themselves the indignation of eve
ry one who saw it. Even the children. when
Mrs. started to go home, hissed and snow
balled her out of town their parents be! ug
too indignant at the outrage to prevent
them. 1 forgot to add that Mrs. Starr's
babe was also very sick at the time. When
the cradle was set cut one of the men who
was assisting exclaimed. "My God! Lizze!
that looks too hard ! let us stop this." And
he has been heard to say since "that it w as
too mean a trick for any white man to be
guilty of. and he would give five hundred
dollars to be out of the scrape."
These, Mr. Editor, are the plain facts,
which will be sustained by all who saw it.
But I would just say, in justice to the Dem
ocratic parly, that 'not one of them in any
way justified the act, but all united in de
nouncing it as an inhuman act.
The Whole Tkuth.
Letter fronj Philipsbur.
Pmi.n sui'kg, Pa.. Jan. 2."T'h. 186!.
D.KAR Joi.-knal : We are drifting down
the sireain of time slowly, but s'ureiy to the
end we must arrives sooner or later. Tbcri
comes 'the tug of war' then comes the hour
when we look back over the channel and see
what a wonder it v.a-s that we had not
"stove " long ere w e reached this poit. But
we are "snubbed" now, and ail nicely "tied
up,'! so we can take things ousy. llov hap
py a ll-llow foels, wh?a he has gone through
some great trouble and has had a fellow to
stick to him, to come out safe and Had his
friend s;t his elbow, not implorir.g him for a
lew of his "greenbacks," but finding him
there ever ready to'assist him. Friendship,
'tis easj-spoken, and often as easily perform
ed, and yet claimed as friendship. True
friends are few, too few alas ! for the mis
sion of humanity in this cold friendless and
uncharitable world. So long as we sail a
long under a spanking breeze and uuder ev
ery inch of eauvass, all is well and we have
troops of friends. But the first gale, yea
squaii, and the number is reduced ; yet some
stand to the storm, though hoping that it
will not last long, until the musts are gone
and then they lash themselves to the life
boat" and -nobly al grandly strike out lor
the shore. It sometimes happens that one
out of the whole troop .stands ta.-t and firm
and determined to share your fate. Weil
may we claim hi to as a true friend, and ona
that I would confide in, notwithstanding the
saying of the Prophet, "Trust ye not ia a
friend, put ye imt confidence in a guide;
keep the doors of thy mouth from her that
lfeth in thy bosom. " l et as a general thing
it would be weli to listen to the words of the
Prophet, most especially the last admoni
tion, one at least that 1 shall strictly adhere
to when Hymen descends from his throne to
give me a pass; to the state of matrimony.
Oh! horrid future ! Of all the unthankful
acts humanity is rewarded with, there is
none so cutting, keen and sharp, as those to
whom we have done a kindness, assisted and
helped them struggle up the hill, and when
we have got them to the top they turn about
and hit us a kick t hat seeds us reeling to. the
valley from whence we started them.
"Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh,
-V? benefits forgot ;
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp,
As friends remembered not."
. It seems that material for Assistant Post
masters is getting to a low ebb in some parts
of Uncle Samuel's loyal domain. The Post
office at Powelton, Centre county, Penn'a is
most especially "hard up" for an assistant,
so much so indeed that they have been o
bliged to exhume The High Royal Arch
Grand Rabbi of Copperheads from the soli
tary banks of LYeh Lomond to fill the va
cancy. "Necessity makes strange bed-fellows,"
but this caps the climax of "necessi
ty being the mother of invention." It
seems to be almost an impossibility that this
Grand "snaik" would take up a mail-boy
birth under the administration of Father A
braham. I shall certainly report him to the
Grahamton nest, as that appears to be the
Executive nest of this Jungle. If they do
not expel him for transcending the Consti
tution, then I shall conclude that their
whole combination is about immigrating to
the dominions ot Jeff Davis & Co., and that
tney are allowing the H. R. A. G. Rabbi to
learn the modus operandi of the P. O. so
that he can conduct theirs down in Dixie.
Say, Mr. P. M. at Powelton, incline your
ear this way a moment. Would it not be
much better for you to emplov one of the
many heroes who have fought for their coun
try nobly fought for the" preservation of
that protection which you now enjoy and
probably lost a leg or an arm, or has become
disabled in some way in battle or frcm en
during the hardships of a soldiers life, rath
er than this man who has done all he could,
without really taking up arms, against the
prosecution of the war. There are hundreds
of soldiers as fully competent to act as As
sistant Postmaster- as this same man. If
there are any men to have the offices in the
gift of tlie government, I say, in God s
name, give them to the men who have gone
forth and done battle for fieir country. 'The
noblest and best blood thar-courses through
the veins of men, is that blood that sustains
the life of a natson's soldierv.
voung men in and around our towns robust,
healthy and apparently genuine Americans.
But scan their phiz a little closer and some
thing is lacking, is plainly visible. The ste.rn,
determined countenance is absent,aud a fom
nine look takes its place a look more fitted
to he a doll fbr acting the beau than to smell
gun-powder. Humbug on such young men,
and humbug is the lady that tolerates su-h
dolls. The true, genuine American lady
would soon give him the "mitten" and tell
him to go and gallant the Stars and Stripe;
through this war, and then I will allow you
not only to be my beau but. that is if yon
do your duty as a soldier, be the partner of
my iocs, troubles and sorrow., so long as you
shall live.
King Sol has knocked the sleighing into a
sea of mud. Lo;r men's faces are as long as
the moral law. Horses and ejuines gener
ally nod assent. White hose prevail; wed
turned ankles are numerous, and developed
cops attract the attention of Leroi.
Letter from Fort P.eno, Va.
Fort Reno, Va., Jan. 1 6th, 114.
Di.ar Row : lu my last I tre-pas-ed con
fiderbly upon your time anlspaee; a.;d for
ought I know, more upon voor oaiicnce.
and sis you had mv promise then 'hat 1 would i
not do so again, you will see by this howwcll j
my promise has been kept : if it were not :
that I am'anxious to let you know tb.nt we!
"siiliiive" in this neck of woods, I should nof
r.o'v claim your indulgence. '
During tiie past three or lour ".e"ks the!
weather has been decidedly wuuerish. and '
overcoat.- and fires here received their due
shore of attention, as well as much partHiity
from the majority of us. We have, been
very fortunate in this department, in regard
to comfort. Being spared the toil and ex
posure mciuetit to active campaigning, we i
have taken "time by the forelock " and the j
numerous log LaMns ot every snapo, size
and order which h.ivo sprung up like
mushrooms, abundantly attest the industry
and provision of the soldier for his individ
ual comfort. Gui. Butler's famous order
No. 49 has failed in some cases, more espe
cially in the country, and it is made a mat
ter of interest to each one of us to know
where and w ho they are ; for if our fuel is
taken from the land of those who have in
good faith taken the oath of allegiance, we
are only allowed the Regulation allowance
of one-sixth of a cord per month ro t he man,
whereas, if we sret it from those who refuse
to take the oath prescrilied. we get as much
as we need' The reison is this ; in the for
mer case the Government contemplates pay
ing for the woo.;, while in the latter it does
not, requiring the disloyal, in so mo shape
or other, to contribute to the comfort, at
least, of those1 whoaredefondiug their Conn
try's honor. Military news in this section
is below par. a'd anything deviating from
the routine that has so long held sway here
would be quite a curiosity. We b?ve. how
ever, during the pa-t week, bad some chnn
'es in command of the different pjj't- in the
Department. Gen Gt'r, Comi-undinc: the
Ud Division Is; b Corps in front of Ports
mouth, has Lc -n relieved from biscomiearid
and tie
Ileekmnn takes
Barnes, in command of the forces in and a
round Norfolk, his been uceeded by Gn.
Wild. It seem? that Gen. Butler means to
have men to command it: bis Department,
more after his own nj''d.l.ftnd more identified
w ith his ideas of dealing with traitors. The
Old Seeesh around here have vented male
dictions loud aud deep upon the name of
Butler; and he, in turn, seems to haunt
their views like a spectre from the spirit land,
for let them do as they may, and resort to
ever' subterfuge their ingenuity can invent,
and still the General is ahead of them every
time, And woe be t ) e'ther the man or wo
man who assumes obligations with a view to
deceive him. Lip service wi-iit answer: and
several have been detected in their faithless
ness, and punished for tl
ierent wavs. -some nave occii sent; n
the lines, and others have b 'en put at hard
labor for different periods. Recently, one of
this sort has been sentenced to bar lalor
for one year clearing the streets of Norfolk,
with a twenty-four pound b:d! attached to
his leg with a three feet chain. Serves th iin
riabt ! let them suffer for tl-.cir treason.
"The 8th Connecticut has left for home,, in
a body, last Monday. they having a'!, with
the exception of about twenty, (excepting
the conscripts) re-eidis'e 1 in a body, and
gone home to recruit. I have often thought
what buoyant spirits mairy of them would
experience in traveling towards their homes,
which they have nut- seen for nearly three
3-ears. But, while thre will Ik; joy and
happiness around many hearthstone, as many
more will, perhaps, be shrouded ia f.orrow
for the loss of loved ones, who, but a coin
paritively short time ago, left their homes
and their firesides and all the pleasures of
their peaceful avocations to avenge the in
sults heaped upon the. banner of Liberty ;
but who now, alas ! lie mouldering beneath
the clods of many a battle-field. Let not
their memory bo committed alono to maible
that perisheth. but let their heroic deeds be
indelibly stamjied upon the hearts of their
countrymen, to be remembered by succeed
ing generations, till the name of liberty
shall be deprived of a temple and a home.
There are quite a number of the members of
the old regiments re-enlisting and goinghome
in squads to enjoy their thirty days Furlough.
1 havejust noticed that the resolution exten
ding the time of reenlisting,as also the boun
ties heretofore given, has been approved,
and I think that uiany who were too late
making up their minds for the fifth of Jan
uary will now avail themselves of the oppor
tunity. I trust Clearfield County will not
be unmindful of her interests, but will at
once take steps to raise the quota required
and thus avoid the draft. w. r. b.
lo insure attention, the CASH mutt iT
ILll- V ?H0WV-AU Caution.
Strays, CI: Audi tori' notice. i so- w
all other transient Notices at the earn.
Oth er a1 ver tiseraent s at 81 per sq are, for 3 r .
insertions. Twelve lines (or less count a sqtu
A School teachers will find imptoTiueiit in th;
Dimct.to whom good wages will be g'ivn.for fa. v
months t-rm .PPlj to U B. M'rjoht, Secret",
of Boccan Township, by letter or otherwUe
January 27th. IS4-.3t " " -
lntheCurwensviUe bridjr. are r.oiififJ (h.I
n election will bo held on fiorsda-r F.r.,.
l?th. at 2 o'clock P. M, at the sreVj ?T
V'n m Curwenville. for the purpose of elcc'tir
Managers for the ensuing yar
IA The school Hirecrorerf ,h differ?S."
.h.p. in Clearfield Conm,. are berebv B0 ,fie",
return, to the tomnusMoners of C esrneM rv. .
he number of mills aeed for Schoo tT,-T-for
the yMr A . V. JsC2 t ISM. dl
the Preaid.nl and attend by the '
iLBRA KfT Clerk
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otruotion of this instrument, a: w.u a3 fn'mlh'
Hinfila testimonials, both f THa.-tu-sl f., ?
men of fcciecce. we are aufii that it i rll
a good, practicable ISirorirtrr ' To be .
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ES l'AT:. By virtue of an order of th
Orphans' Court .f Clearfield eonntv. Pa., i!tf
the 2d day of Oct 'ber. A. I) "there ill v.o
tfxpon"d to sale by public vendue or outcry at
PENNV1LLF;. in Penn township. Clearfield coun
ty. Pa., ..n Fit ID AY the 23TU d:iv of FERKl'A
KY A. I). Isot, at 2 o'clock, P. M. that certain
messuage, farm or real eftate. iituatc in E!yn
townsdiip. County aforesaid late lfc Estate rf
Thomas Cleaver dw'd, and whereon Leii-o-l a
tune of his dea h. conipminj about 12' u rc,
Bounded on the North by Bcucr lm.. .n th
Sutb by land of Lewis Wood, on the 1 at b
land of Gilder, end on the Wjst by land ot tiolf
and Ander.-on. ha ing about ai aereclaard. ar. I
under cultivation, the balance Woodiaiid and
'portion of it covered with good pine ar.d otb-r
timber, a ood trains barn nearly new. a fraa:
d welling house with an excellent spring of wt-r
close to the d.ir. and a young bearing orcharl f
i-l.oice apples. The (5 Ion Hope aid Little H.-il l
Eale turnpike parses through the premises P
inj: the nine lra?tof land conveyed tnsaid Thom
as Cleaver from .Tni;ih W. Smith A wife, by dl
dated March Ifi'h !Sil . roniwd in Deed lto..k
T. pagw 227. for 1 25 bt-.'J l.'.s ierche. exc-pt
acrca irioe sold out of the South West corner !
Aaron I'unnortb by 1 horuaa Cleaver
Terra. One third JCasbf at eonfimiition of i!n
saie. one third in six monibs. and tb balance in
one year thereafter with interest, to be isncuri-i
by baud and mortgage. ELIZA CLEAVER.
January 27. 184. Adinini.-trsitrix
i PAVERS. All persons residing in Clear
field County whe are liable to tax by assessment
u.iaer the -United States Internal ilevtnuo. or
Excise Law,''pproved July 1st IS63, are hereby
notiu. d that such taxes or duties have become Jua
and payable, and that I will attend to receive th
biiEeatlbe follow ing times and places in sai l
County, ti wit :
For all the tax payers to whom it will be most
eoiiveuient. in the Doroujrh ot Luthersburg. at
ti e Hotel of William Sehweni on the 16th d.
of February 1-61.
For all the payers to whom it a ill be most conve
nient . iu lb e fcorotigh of Curwensville, at the Ho
tel of W illiam A. Mason on the Mthdavof Feliu
ary For All tax pnyes t"; whom it w ill b most cr
venient, in the Borough of Clearfield, at the Hjtel
r.f David Johnson, on the 17th' and l-t'n days of
F'ebruary ICG4.
For n!l tax paycra to whom it will be most con
venient, in the Eoroujh of New Washington. t
the Hotel uf David S. Plotneron the 19ih dayof
February 1S64.
And all persons who shall nleet to pay th
duties and taxes so as aforesaid assessed upon thorn
to tbe Collection, within the time specified, shall
be liable to pay ten per rrnki additional upo"
the amount thereof, collections to be made ty
This notice applies to a.l persons Hale to tk
out Lict-nses. to tax on Income, as well as to oili
er taxes undersold Exoise Laws.
All Distillers. Brewers and Manufacturers sr
hereby required to pay any tax that may be do
to n e. at the foregoing times and plaee.
All 1'istillera and Brewers at the time of receiv
ing their Licenses, will bo required to enter'0';''
a bond in double the amount of their probata
monthly tax, with two sufficient sureties coodi
tioned for a faithful compliance with said Act ot
Congress of July 1st 1SS2. ,
All payments must be made in U. R. fun
roin or iteur TbefpenaUies of the Isw will be f
forced in every instance where neglect to pJ
above specified exists.
The undersigned he pes therefore, that a puns
tual response will be made to the above appoi n'
meets, as it will be much more pleasant to bota
parlies, to avoid enforcement of collections.
DA ID tAsu.'
Deptuty Collector of Internal Kevtnue
District Pa.
January 2bH5.
SALT ! SALT !! SALT !!! 1 V ,rU't
cle of ground alum. salt, put up in pate"
saKS, at $3.25 per saoK, at the cheao ca-h store oi
Novetaher 27: R. .VO.
partnership heretofore existing between
DeninarK A Spencer in the Foundry DUS,De .
Lumber-city, was dissolved bv mutual consent o
the 24th day of November, 1 363. The b?",.;'T
maiu in the hands of J.M Spencer for ej ef,1-
D J DKXM li'""
Jsnuary, 13, ISo4.-pd. J M. SPENCER.
SALT a good article, and rerr cheap
store of WM.F.IRWlS.CIearferf