Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, February 24, 1864, Image 2

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Saftsman's Journal.
BT 8. i. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA.. FEB. 24, 1864.
Seldom has this community been more
startled and saddened than by the intelli
gence, which reached us on Thursday eve
ning last, of the death of Major James II.
LARRIMER, of the 5th Regiment Penn'a Re
serves a citizen of this place. The partic
ulars of this painful affair are fully given in
. another col u in d, and it is unnecessary to re
peat them here.
Major Larrimer was one, whom to know,
was to respect and esteem. A man of no
ble and generous sympathies with a hero
ism that shrank at no danger, and a suavity
that softened down the amenities and asper
ities of life, he was endeared to all who knew
him. His death has left a void in this com
munity which will not soon be filled.
He studied law under the late J udge Burn
side, and soon after his admission to the
Bar, came to Clearfield in 1S53 to com
mence the practice of his profession. lie
soon made many warm friends by his ur
banity and sterling qualities, and wa3 suc
ceeding in building up a lucrative practice,
when the present war broke out in 1861.
True to his generous, brave, and patriotic
impulses, he prepared immediately to enter
."the army. He left this with the "Wash
ington Cadets," as a private in the ranks,
and was subsequently advanced through the
respective grades of Lieutenant, Captain,
and Major, until he wa3' appointed Inspec
tor General of Division on General Craw
ford's staff, which position he occupied at
the time of his death.
As a soldier there was none more brave
as a gentleman few more accomplished as
a friend none more generous and warm
hearted while as a patriot he has offered
the greatest sacrifice that can be made, even
his life to his country !
"We owe a debt of gratitude to his memo
ry, which can never be repaid. But let us,
at least, endeavor cherish it let U3 emu
late his true and deveted patriotism, by
showing our readiness to make any sacrifice,
however great, to bring to a successful issue
thus cruel, fratricidal war, and secure the
perpetuation of that glorious Union which
he has died to save.
" In the great battle of Freedom "he has fal
len! He has fo'ught his last fight. He
sleeps his last sleep, in the new-made grave
on our cemetery hill.
'By fairy bends bis knoll is rung;
'By forms unseen bis dirge is sung ;
There honor coraee, a pilgrim gray.
To bless the turf that wraps his clay ;
And Freedom -shall awhile repair
To dwell a weepiog hermit there."
A private letter received at St. Louis, da
ted Vicksburg, 8 th. from an eye witness
says, that Gen. MePherson's Corps crossed
the Big Black River, fifteen miles east of
Vicksburg on the 7th. Gen. Ilurlbut's corps
took a parallel route from Vicksburg, and
crossed at Messenger's F.rd, fire miles-above
MePherson's pontoons. Each column was
fourteen miles long. The iorce sent up the
Yazoo was to prevent a flank movement to
cut off the "tracks." The iron clad will
Iry to reach Granada, to cooperate with
Smith' 3 cavalry,. esd drive Forrest's Rebel
command toward Canton, where Bishop
Polk's conscripts are said to be fortified with
cotton bales.
A dispttcfc from Cairo gives further de
tails concerning the advance of Gen. Sher
man's army. It passed through Jackson,
Miss., in two columns, driving the enemy
so precipitately acrcss Pearl River that he
left his pontoons and two pieces cf artilfery
behind. Our forces seized provisions and
supplies and swept on, reaching Meridian
(140 miles) in the short space of ten days
after leaving Vicksburg. Large tknibers
ot deserters had come to our army from
Tennessee, .Kentucky, and 3Jississippi reg
iments. Refugees refort that great fear is
felt by the Mobilians at the threatened at
tack upon the city. The Rebels have there
a garrison of 15,000 men.
With regard to the power of endurance of
negro soldiers, a correspondent at Fortress
Monroe says that when the late expedition
towards Richmond reached Bottom's Bridge,
where they found their game blocked, roll
was called and.it was found that while near
ly one-half the white infantry had fallen be
: hind in the long and rapid march, every ne
gro soldier was up to the mark and answer
ed to his name.
Col. Phillips, commanding the expedition
-in the Indian Territory, reports to General
Thayer tVat he has driven the enemy entire
ly out of that region, and that, in several
skirmishes, he had killed nearly 100 Rebels,
and captured 1 captain and 25 men.
- The notorious Rebel naval officer, Capt
Coxsetter, was drowned off Wilmington on
the 10th icst., while trying to escape from
the captured blockade runner Fannie and
Jennie. The purser of the vessel was also
Within .the past two or three weeks a
manifest change has taken place in the tone
of the Copperhead press on the "nigger"
question. Finding that the prestige of Sla
very has passed away that the institution
no longer sways the politics of the nation
that bowing down and worshipping the
Black Idol will no longer Secure high places
or power the leading journals of that par
ty at the North are, one by one, taking the
Emancipation fever. Nor docs the disease
seem to be confini to any special locality.
It is contagious, epidemic, endemic, and
sporadic. It breaks out in places without
any "Abolitionist" having been seen to car
ry it there; Letters from the armies of the
Union, it is true bear it into the remotest
corners of the land ; and the New York
Herald, like the historical swine of the Bay
of Funday, has instinctively sniffed the on
rushing tide, and declares
"That the only hope of the Democratic
"party is to strike out baldly for an amend
" ment of the Constitution which icill forev
" ' er settle tin troublesome question of SVi
" very by removing the institution from the
The Boston Post reliable "Democratic"
authority asserts
"That Slavery, as a system, will be fatally
damaged by this war, there can be no doubt.
Iu so far as the slave system is broken down
and the system of free labor takes its place
the country will be prospered ; the white
man, at least, will immediately secure per
manent benefit. It will tend to unite the
North with the South, to breakup sectional
distinctions." .... "Who will have
the credit or discredit ? Not the radical Ab
olitionists in Congress or out of it."
The work being done, and faithfully done,
it matters little who shall have the credit of
it. We opine, however, that the people
will require more than mere words from
these new converts to the Emancipation the
ory. Still, there can be little doubt that
their present declarations foreshadow an
abandonment of the pro-slavery platform of
the so-called Democratic party, and we shall
not be surprised to find them before the
Presidential election overleaping the gradu
al phases of the issue as discussed by the
friends of the Union, and outradical the rad
icals. This is indicated in the article of the
Post, when it declares that
"McCleUan was the first Emancipator of
the country ; he first enunciated the princi
ples, and carried them out practically, which,
have effected Emancipation. Neither the
President, nor the Anti-Slavery Societies,
nor radical members of Congress, with all
their bulls fand pronunciainentoes, have' ef
fected one foot in advance in practical or ef
fectual Emancipation."
We do not object to Gen. McClellan being
an "Emancipator;" stiff we think any man
of ordinary memory will regard this claim
of priority as slightly lacking in modesty.
The manner in which "little Mack" "first
enunciated the principles and carried out
practically" the emancipation theory, is not
so clear to our 'dull comprehension. Per
haps it was by protecting with scrupulous
care the property of Rebels b' sending ne
groes back to their masters by insisting
that the war should be conducted so as not
to interfere with the "Constitutional rights"
of the South Seymour and Woodward be
ing his interpreters of those Constitutional
rights. Major Key, of McClellan's staff,
who was dismissed from the service by Pres
ident Lincoln, for saying after the battle of
Antietam that "it was not the. game to fol
low up the victory" the game being, ac
cording to his authority, to cause the war
" to linger until the Presidential election, so
" that the success of the Democracy might
"save the institution of Slavery' must have
sadly misunderstood the real views of his
commander, if the Post is a correct expo
nent of his "principles."
The New York World has had but a
slight attack of the Emancipation disease,
and until a more full and complete diagnos
is of the case can be made, we should not
like to risk a reputation by pronouncing it a
decided or fatal case. The World says :
"We are bound to support the war until
the Rebels lay down their arms, and the nat
ural tendency and necessary consequence of
the war is to shake the institution of Slavery
to its foun Jations. So far as its downfall is
the natural result of the war, the Democrat
ic party cannot interpose to save it."
After this, who will not say that "the
world moves!" We doubt not that the
public will be anxious to see if the editors
of the Clearfield Copperhead organ will try
to jump on the car of progress as it dashes
rapidly along the sure, the ine yitable track
of Preedom, or continue to jog on foot over
the ffark, miry,, forsaken path of S'lavery,
which will socn be "knv. nRo more fore ver."
The House on Wednesday the 17th, ou
motion of Mr. Farasworth of Illinois, pass
ed unanimously a resolution of thanks to
the re-eElistisg veterans. No more just and
timely act has been done this session. The
country unites with its representatives ia
expressions cf jyrefound gratitude to its de
fenders. The resolutions direct the Secre
tary of War to cause them to be reado
each of the re-enlisting regiments. Not a
copperhead dared vote against them.
E. F. Loveridge, who, after the destruc
tion of his paper, in Troy, for its secession
proclivities, fled to Canada, now comes out
in a letter declaring that the Democratic
party originated the war, and is solely re
sponsible for it.
Archbishop Purceix, of Cincinnati,
says, in an address (just published) to the
clergy and laity of his diocese : "We go,
with our whole heart and soul, for the
maintenance of the Union and the abolition
of slavery "
Meetings, Speeches, Funeral Obsequies, &c.
On Thursday evening news having arriv
ed at Clearfield of the deathof Major J ames
H. Larrimer, the Clearfield Bar, of which
he was a member, hastily assembled at the
Prothonotary's office to make arrangements
to show due honor and respect to the gal
lant dead.
The meeting was organized by appointing
officers and committees as follows :
Hon. W. A. Wallace, President
J. B. M'Enallv, Esq., Secretary.
. Walter Barret, T. J. M'Cullough, James
M. Galloway, Israel Test and W. D. Bigler,
Esq's, Committee to receive body, and of ar
II. B. Swoope. J. L. Cuttle and R. J.
Wallace, Esq's, Committee to report reso
lutions, etc.
Mr. John W. Bigler, who was present, of
fered to proceed at once to Philipsburg and
Centre county to ascertain and report res-
Eectingthe destination of the Iiody of Major
larriiner, and to give information to his
f riends' in Centre county which offer was
The meeting then adjourned to asssemble
again in the Court House.
Saturday, Feb. 20. The members of
the Bar met at the Court House.
Mr. Swoope, chairman of the committee
on resolutions, reported as follows :
nilEREAS, lt hath pleased Almighty
God, in his wise providence, to remove from
earth Major James Harvey Larrimer, one
of our number : And whereas the startling
news of his death while iu the discharge of his
duty as a soldier ami officer ot the Army of
the Potomac, has rilled us with sincere sor
row, which it is fit and proper for us to ex
press, therefore.
Resolved that we have heard with pro
found grief of the death of our fellow mem
ber of the bar, who, after escaping the per
ils of war for nearly throe years, and pus
sing unscathed through ten pitched battles
and many minor engagements, attesting on
all occasions his valor, patriotism, and cour
age, has been at last (-truck down by the
lurking guerrilla, and has yielded up his
life a sacrifice to his country. In early man
hood, when his hopes and aspirations were
the brightest when his prospects for useful
ness and an enduring fame wore the most
flattering, he has fallen 1 In his death,
which he met while gallantly leading the
men under his command against their am
bushed and cowardly ibe, the Country has
lost a brave soldier and a gallant olfjcer.
this community a highly esteemed and good
citizen, and this bar, a member, who. by his
learning and social qualities was eminently
fitted to adorn our profession.
Resolved, that we tender to his relatives
and friends our heart-felt sympathy, and
while reminding them that he has met a he
ro's death, and will have a hero's fame
would commend them for consolation to
"Him who doeth all things well."
Resolved, That we will proceed in a body
to meet and receive the mortal remains of
our departed friend, and after they shall
have remained at his former home the re
sidence of his brother sucha length of time
as his relatives may desire, we will lay them
in state within the railing of the bar of the
Court-house the scene of his forensic la
bors and triumphs until the proper time
for their removal to the tomb.
Resolved, that we will attend the funeral
in a body, and wear the usual badge of
mourning for thirty day.
Resolved, That the proceedings of our
meeting be communicated to the relatives of
the deceased, that they le published, and
that the Prothonotary be requested to ob
tain permission of the Court, to have them
entered of record.
The resolutions were unanimously adopted.
H. B. Swoope Esq.. then read the follow
ing letter, from his brother Lieut. Gran
ville P. Swoope, of the 5th Regiment P.
R. V. C. to which Maj. Larrimer belonged.
Camp 5tii Regiment I'. R. V. C.
Alexandria Va., ICth Feb., 1804.
Dear Brother : I have just returned
from a meeting called to pass resolutions in
regard to the death of Major J. H. Larrimer
of your place. He was killed on the 14th
inst (Sunday) by Guerrillas, near Bristce
Station." 1 was one of the committee that
took his body to the Embalmer to have it
E, reserved, as we desire his friends to see
iim in death as he was in life.
When the body came to the Regt j-ester-day
morning, the men all gathered round
the ambulance, with uncovered heads, and
in the most perfect silence while the tears
streamed down the cheeks of many war
worn veterans. 1 have never witnessed such
a demonstration of respect and esteem for
any officer who has fallen, except Col. Sim
mons. We intend escorting the body to the
cars, with the entire regiment, and perhaps
will be joined by the 7th & Sth iu this last
sad offering to him who was loved and re
spected by all who knew him.
The circumstances attending his death
were as follows. On the morning of the 14th
they rot-eived information at Head Quarters,
that a band of guerrillas were ambushed in
a clump of woods about half a mile distant
Maj. Larrimer, who was on General Craw
ford's Staff,as Inspector General of Division,
was sent with a small squad of cavalry to
make a reconoissanee. When he arrived at the
1lace, the Cavalry did not work to please
iim, and he rode forward alone to show
them what he wanted. He discovered three
men standing in the road a short distance
ahead of him, and still riding on, drew
his revolver and fired at them. Almost sim
ultaneously with his own fire, he received
a volley from his rear, four balls passing
through his body, and one through his right
temple. The cavalry, after a short skir
mish in which they lost two men and killed
three of the guerrillas. retreated, leaving the
Major's body in the possession of the enemy.
When later in the day, the body was recov
ered, it was minus the boots, pocket-book,
and a seal ring which the Major wore on the
third finger of the left hand a trinket
that he valued very higly.
Thus fell one, of whom it is no exaggera
tion to say, he was bravest of the brave. . .
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
J. B. M' Ex ally, Sec'y.
Funeral Obsequies.
.The body of Major Larrimer,in care of
Captain Caldwell of the Sth Regiment to
which he belonged, reached this place on Sat
urday eveing. Itwas met on the road by the
members of the bar in carriages, by whom it
was escorted to the residence of Charles Lar
rimer (brother of the deceased, and who is
also in the army) where it was deposited
until Sunday morning. At 10 o'clock the
remains were taken to the Court House.
where they lay in state within the railing of
the bar, which was suitably draped in
mourning. The coffin was of rose-wood
elegantly finished aud mounted. It was
covered with the original flag of the regi
ment, which had been presented by the
hdies of Clearfield to the "Washington Ca
dets" in which company Maj. Larrimer left
our town at the commencement of the war.
On the top of the flag and coffin lay the
sabre, woru by the hero when he fell. Tlie
whole was surmounted with a beautiful
wreath of evergreens. The bodv having
been cnbalmed at the instance of his com
rades in" arms, his face looked very na
tural. He seemed as if quietly asleep
ut it was the sleep that knows no waking.
During the day the court-house was visited
by hundreds of men, women, and children
to obtain a last look at the form of one who
was universally esteemed.
On Monday at two o'clock, P. M. the fu
neral ceremonies took place at the Court
House. The Rev. Mr. Barron of Ilollidays
burg conducted the religious services. He
preached from the text
m '"Prepare to meet thy God."
The house, large as it is, was entirely too
small to hold the vast concourse of people.
It is seated tor thirteen hundred, and every
part of it. save the bar, was closely packed,
while at the doors and in the streets there
was a dense crowd that could not gain ad
mittance. At the conclusion of the religious
services, the coffin was opened anil the peo
ple, the members of tlie Bar, and the rela
tives took their farewell look at the manly
form of "the loved aud lost."
The procession was then formed, and
proceeded to the Cemetery, in the following
order :
1. The clergv.
2. The Clearfield Brass Band.
3. The Members of the Bar.
4. The Hearse, with the corpse, and
surrounded by the pall-beavers-.
5. Militar' Escort of returned and fui-
loughcd soldiers, commanded by
Lieut. I). McGaughy, of the 5th
fi. The relatives.
7. Citizens.
As the procession slowly wended its way.
on foot, to the melancholy dire played by
the band it presented a iuo.t imposing and
solemn spectacle. He was buried with the
honors of war.
' He sleeps bis last sleep
He ba- fought hi last battle.
I'o sound can awake hiia toglory again."
Public Meeting of Citizens.
In the evening of the 22d, the citizens as
sembled in the Court House, for the purpose
of uniting in a tribute of respect to the mem
ory of Major James H. Larrimer. The
meeting-was organized ;is follows, on motion
of H. B. Swoope, K.-q :
D. W. Moor e, Esq., President
Jona. Boynton, Bonj. Hartshorn, .J. W.
Shusrart and G. W. Loan, V. Presidents.
William J. Hemphill and David V. Etz
wei'er, Secretaries.
On motion. T. J. M'Cullough, J. L. Cut
tle, Joseph A. Caldwell, Francis hort and
John Moore, Sr., were appointed a commit
tee to draft a preamble and resolutions ex
pressive of the sense of the mocking.
J hiring the absence of the committee, Is
rael Test. Esq., having been called upon,
addressed the meeting delivering a chaste
and eloquent eulogy on the character and
virtues of Major Jirrimcr, who had for a
number of years Ix'en his law-partner. The
speech was a beautiful tribute to the memo
ry of his friend, and a.ssocia, and produced
a deep impression upon the audience.
He was followed by J. L. Cuttle, Esq.,
who added his testimony to the virtues and
estimable character of Mai. Larrimer.
H. B. Swoope, Esq., being then called
upon, spoke substantially as follows :
"Had weeks of preparation leen permit
ted me, Mr. President, instead of being thus
suddenly called upon, I could not, perhaps,
have done justice to the subject which to
night saddens our thoughts, and has cast a
1rofound gloom over this entire community,
''specially, sir, do 1 feel my inability, when
I reflect that we have not yet recovered
from the shock produced by the startling
news of the death of our esteemed, generous
and chivalric friend. At a time when no
groat battle was. impending when the an
tagonistic armies were in winter-quarters,
and there was a comparative cessation of
hostilities, our anxiety for our friends and
relatives in the camp was. in a degree, sus
pended, and we regarded them for the pres
ent, as secure. But the lurking guerrilla
regardless alike of times and sca.sons, and of
the requirements and amenities of civilized
warfare is always on the alert for spoils and
for blood; and at the hands of cowardly,am
bushed assassins our gallant friend met his
fate. It is meet and right, my fellow cit
izens, that you should assemble to besUw
honor upon his memory. We owe him a
debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
Itwas for the conservation of our rights
for the preservation and protection of all we
hold dear, that he fought and fell. Can we
do less than shed a tear upon his grave?
Itwas the custom of the ancient Egyp
tians the founders of the arts and sciences
both to embalm the bodies, and celebrate
the names ot their .deceased heroes and
statesmen thus teaching Yhe important les
son that while the dread Death-angel drops
the mantle of oblivion over rice, immorali
ty, and unworthiness, he consigns virtue,
honor, and true patriotism to a sepulchre
that shall always be illustrious, and to an
embalmment by which theiirecollection will
forever be preserved. It is especially be
coming and proper for citizens of a Repub
lican government to bestow all honor upon
their illustrious dead, that by it they may
excite iniitation and emulation in others,
secure virtuous and noble conduct, and dis
charge their duty to the Bountiful Giver of
all good, by whom such men are qualified
for their work. Iu honoring them we hon
or Him.
On this day one hundred and thirty-two
years agovwas born him of whom it was
justly said, he was "first iu war, first in
peace and first in the hearts of his country
men" and on this day in the year 1864.
we have consigned to their last resting pjace
the mortal remains of one, of whom we can
say with equal truth, and without detract
ing in the least degree from that veneration
which we feel for "the Father of his Coun
try, " that in ardent, unyielding, devoted pa
triotism, and in a courage that knew no
sense of fear, he had few equals aod no su
perior, not even the immortal Washington
himself. , ,
More than ten years ago, sir, two young
men who had but recently finished their
professional studies, came to your lcautiful
town so romantically located oil the banks
of yonder .lovely river and hemmed in bv ever-green
crowned hills to establish them
selves in the practice of the law. Having
the same difficulties to encounter, and the
same obstacles to surmotnt both alike of
slender iwcuitiary means, and slender know
ledge of the business and affairs of life, it
is not strange, that they should have been
drawn somewhat closely together, and be
come intimately acquainted with each other's
character and habits. For te;i years they
continued to lie in your community grow
ing with the growth of your town", and be
coming identified with all your i.-iterests.
The common hopes and aspirations of your
people, became their hopes and aspirations
and the common prosperity and common
weal were to them equally objects of de.s:re
or subjects of gratitude. So intimately, in
deed, did they become blended with your
pursuits, and with ail that
nl with ail that pertains to your
that it had almost been forgot-
community, teat it had almost been torjot
ten. that they did not here draw their tirst
breath, in the pure atmosphere that is waft
ed from these everlasting hills. The mortal
remains of one of thorn, you have this day
consigned to the dark and silent tomb. The
other stands I efore you though it may not
bo. long, until he too, shall be "gathered .to
his fathers." Enjoying thus, sir, peculiar
opportunities for knowing intimately and
well the character of our departed friend, it
affords me a melancholy pleasure, to be able
here, to night, to lear testimony to his
worth and virtues. DuringVthe entire de
cade that I have been intimately acquainted
with him, both in social and professional
life, 1 have never known him to be guilty of
a moan or paltry action. I lis was indeed a
noble nature. Generous toa fault, he would
riven his last t.hi!liin; to the first friend
that asked him. So brave, that he had no
sense of fear, he was always to be found
whore dangers wore the thickest. So chiv
alric, that the cause of the weak and suffer
ing, ever commanded both his sympathy
and effort. So urbane and polite, that the
very besrgar in the street always received
from him tho recognition of a gentleman.
He jxissessed a firmness and determination,
which united with his oihor qualities, emi
nently fitted him for a commander of men.
He had also a military taste, and was in ev
ery respect qualified for a suooessj'ul officer.
When the tocsin of war sounded over the
land when traitor hands aimed their guns
at the starry flag of the Union, as it floated
over one of the fortresses of the Govern
ment he was among the first to prepare for
the conflict. He went, as a private soldier,
though at the time holding the position of
Jrnradier ucneralot militia. He was soon,
however, elected to the office of First Lieu
tenant. Subsequently he was tendered the
Captaincy of a Centre county company,
which he accepted, and during the progress
of the war, he was promoted to the rank of
Major. At the -time of his death, he was
acting as Inspector General of Division on
Genera! Crawford's staff.
His re-riuieiit being the fifth of the im
mortal Penn'a Keserves, it is scarcely neces
sary to say, that during the pel iod of almost
three years since he entered the army, he
w in many a hard fought battle, and en
dured trials and privations, which must be
exj-orienced to be realized. 1 n the campaign
of the Peninsula, he was in four pitched
battles. His coolness under tire and his
inttepid courage, always commanded the re
spect and admiration alike of officers and
men. On the return from the Peninsula,
he participated in the fighting in front of
Washington. Subsequently, during the
campaign in Maryland at South Mountain
and Antietam, ho, and his brave associates,
covered themselves with glory. Through
no less than ten pitched battles, he passed
unscathed and unscarred, and so gallant was
his bearing, so noble his conduct, and so
manifest his courage, that he became, the
very idol of the regiment, and possessed the
esteem and regard of all his commanding of
ficers. Immediately after the battle of Freder
icksburg, it was my province to visit the Ar
my of the Potomac in search of a wounded
relative, and I passed a night in the quarters
of Maj. Larrimer, who was for the time, in
command of the regiment. He was suffer
ing under a severe attack of rheumatism,
brought on by exposure, which had not been
sufficient, however, to prevent him from
participating in the battle, where he had be
haved with most distinguished gallantry.
It was proposed to him, iu my presence, Ly
one who had influence with the authori
ties, that an application should be made for
his promotion. Thanking the gentleman for
his kindness, he said, in that emphatic man
ner which we all remember, "make no such
application for me, for I will accept of no
promotion that is not unsolicited and un
sought." lie deserved, and should have
received, at that time, the command of a
regiment, for vvhichie was eminently qual
ified. On last Sunday morning a week, news af
rived at Division Head Quarters that a baud
of guerrillas were lurking in a clump of
woods in the vicinity, and Major Larrimer,
with a small squad of cavalry, wras sent to
make a reconuoissance. When he arrived
at the place designated, he rode on in ad
vance ofhis men to examine the ground
and make the proper disposition of his little
force. Three men appeared in the road a
head of him. Hiding on, and drawing his
revolver, in his own intrepid way, he fired,
when he immediately recieved a volly from
the rear, four balls entering his thorax, and
one his right temple. The cavalry, after a short
skirmish retreated, leaving his body in the
possession of the enemy. When it was af
terwards recovered, the pockets had been
rifled the boots, pocket-book, and his seal
ring stolen. Thus he fell 1 Iu the faithful
discharge of hjs duty in defence of the
flag of his country as a patriot and a hero,
he met his death ! In the band of noble
and gallant patriots who have gone down in
this fearful conflict, not one has fallen, who
was more brave, generous, and manly, than
J ames Harvey Lajirimer.
I would cheerfully, sir, add more, if I
could, to this imperfect tribute to his mem
ory. But words are all powerless to express
the deep emotions of the truly saddened
heart. I can only wish, in coucluion, that
the winter winds to-night, as with mournful
cadence they chant his requiem, niav kiss
softly the new-made mound we have left to
day on yonder hill and that we who re
main, may avoid what few faults he had (for
no one is without thern) and strive to emu
late his virtues imitate, especially, his
deep, fervent, constant devotion to his coun-
try in her hour of tfi-ilw
have departed, it may be s;rf M-
truth, na i ,. l.r. j r. , . us W
, .v v.j nun ue rxuu OI LllB
J. L M Ex ALLY Esq., was then CaledcTl
on and resjonded in a glowinirand eW."
tribute to the memory of the uhS
tilling to his exemplary character, his 1"
and generous qualities. ie
The committee.through the chairman T
J.MeCullough Esq. ,theu reported the WW
ing preamble and resolutions :
Whereas, In the dL-pensatiou of an j!
wise Providence, Major James H. Larri"
mer, our fellow citizen and Iriend, has an
bly fallen while loading the men under hi
command against a band of cowardly Gut
rillas, after nearly three years of service
the Army of the Potomac ; And wnrpt-,g
his death has filled all hearts with so-rW
and caused in the community, a feeling 0f
profound griefs which it is becoaiin and
proper for us to express ; therefore
Jiesolved, That in the death of Msi'orLar
rimer, we have, as citizens anrl n;i.ktT? '
sustained an irreparable lo - He , '
donred to us all. beran p 'l ; . ei?"
. - , v ; v U13 pure patri
ot, sin, his unyielding and constant devotion
to the cause ot his country, his generous
and noble qualities, his undaunted courage
his uik-nly Leanng.his readinessto oblige, and
his upright walk and cocdacr. During his
military career, which . began at the com
mencement of the present war as a private
soldier, he evinced a'J the sreHmrr .
an accomplished officer passing through
no less than t&i well contested hart! 1
vincing a coolness and
nuiuifcstipg.an intre- -coinnv-'TKiei
th .4
pidity under hre, thst coinm-indei
miration ause oi oujeors aun men.
Resolved, That as citizens.for whose rights
he fought and died, we can never be sufi-cieutlv-
greatful, and that r best v-
must tail to doenougn nonor to ms meaiory
Resolved, That we deeply sympaih'e
with his friends an 1 relatives in their severe
affliction, and would point them to Him
who alone hath power to heal their woun
ded hearts and can pour into theru the rich
consolations of his grace.
Resohrd, That a committee be appoint
ed to open a subscription and tale proper
measures to erect a suitable monument over
the grave of our departed friend.
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions
be furn if-hod to his relatives, and that they
be published.
The resolution were unaimously adopted.
T.J. McCuLLoron Esq.. being called up
on, addressed the meeting in a short and el
oquent speech, endorsing all that had been
already said in commendation of the charac
ter of the gallant dead.
The President then announced the ap
pointment of Col. E. A. In in of Curwens
ville, II. B. Swoope. W. A. Wallace, Esq's.,
and Hon. J. 1L Barrett, of Clearfield
Win. L. Gilbert of Boll, Stacy W. Thomp
son of Boggs, David Tyler of Huston, Dr.
J. W. Potter of Covington, F. K. Arnold of
Brady, and Thomas II. Foreey of Graham,
as the Committee ro reeieve subscription,
and take the nectary stops for the erection
of a suitable monument to the memory of
Major Larrimer.
The subscription was commerced m the
meeting, and quite a number paid $er the s
mount expected from each person.- It is do
si ened that the subscriptions should be small.
so that all can have theopjiortunityof unita
m this merited and proper
The meeting then adjonrnd.
ztv Slclvcrttocmcnts.
A.'vrrttmrMt ttft tn f.iret ip. rut, orofttofttwil
tt(!r ml I be ekargrd Jo ukU. pricr fo r xptreorrup: eJ
'1 o intare attention, the CASH mutt acco3p
ny noticeg, aJ followi- All CauMor.i with 1,
Strays, $1; Anditori'.notiset, S1.50; Adminis
trators' and Executors' notices, Sl.'iO, each ; as i
all other transient Notices at the same ra'.
Other a-lvertisemenU at C 1 per sqaa.-e, for 3cr I'M
insertion. Twelve lines Or less) count a qn&r.
"1T'ANTEDA number of young men who
are desirons of enlisting in ihe seirkeof
their country, to whom a liberal bounty will be
paid. For further information apply immrd-att-ly
to M. A. FRAXK.
GRAIN FOR SALE. The undersigned ba
for rale, at Lis will at Curwensville. ZW)
bushels of wheat at SI 75 per huf-bel ; !50 bush
els of rye at $ I 40 per bunhel; K.00 bu.bels of
corn at Jl 60 per buhel. Rye and wheat chop sc
$3 40 per hundred ; mixed chop. corn, wheat end
rye. at $3 35 per hundred ; all of which will b
sold foreaoh. JARED IRVIX.
Curwensrille. EeH 24. lSS4-pd.
ICE.NSE NOTICE The following nameJ
persons have filed in tbe ofli? of the clerk of
tbe court of Quarter Sessions of Clearfield county
their Petitions for Licence at the. March Session
A. D. 1864. agreeably to the Act of Assembly of
March 28th. 185C, entitled "An Act to regular
the sale of Intoxicatiug Liquor' Ac : a
l.Rti?on noot, tavern, Woodward tp,
.'onn . b Kadebacn, lafern.
Eli Fye
, Tavern.
Jefferson Line,
Glen Hope,
Lumber City,
laniel Dug an.
W. A. Mason,
James Ilaineg.
Jacob Mock.
Eaward Albert.
Andrew Cross.
Isaiah Wall,
John Scheeser.
William Reed.
William Schwem,
Adam Knarr,
K. J. Haines.
David Johnson,
Clearfield Bor 0
Clearfield. February, 24. 1S64.
1000 pounds of ham.
and X
Feb. 17.
JL pounds of shoulders.
Lumber-city, Pa.
at Kirk
holders of tbe Clearfield Academy are M
quested to meet at the office of J. B. M "Easily,
in Clearfield, on Saturday the 12th day of March.
1864. at 2 o'clock. P. hi., to choose Truttefs. Ac
tor the ensuing year. J. B. M'ENALtV.
February 17th. 1S64. Secretary.
TITOTICE. All persons reading in ClearfieM
J. county having an income exceeding $600 ana
the deductions which the law allowl them, to re
turn for the year 18SS, are required to make re
turn of the same, under oath, to tbe Aw'stant A
seesor on or before the 1st day of May l-0'
50 per cent will in all cases be added afie? to"
date, as the 11th section of the Excise law pro
vides. All necessary blanks furnished by
WA1. J. HEMPHILL. Ass t Aawr
Cnrwensville. Feb, fth 1S64.
ktgs. CyS
of !Administra(ouc on the estate oi ja
Spencer, late of Pike township, Clearfield coonij.
Penn'a, dee'd. having been granted to the nnaw
signed, all persons indebted to said estate
quested to make immediate payment, and to
having claims against the same will present tn
duly authenticated for settlement
February 17, 1864-pd Administratrtx
And I do hereby authorise Joseph M
to settle all accounts, receive dnes. and pay P
perly authenticated demands against said esli