The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, February 21, 1863, Image 2

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    tiAtIMDAY„ FEB. 2113 T, 1863.
?Me Pam am Omemsinse--"New as les.
iim-Os as bisersamme
WS MALL endeavor to
. publish, next
weekthO reportlof the Committee ap
pointer tie Nitional Senate to inves-
Vats the frauds in fitting out the Banks
modifies, a brief recount of which is
OM on our first pais. It display* a state
of oorruption, and want of patriotism in
high stations, that Wipes everything • -
gar. preeasted to the public, involving
one of ds• Assistant Secretaries of War.
oswaral prominint military officers, and
Toecap other intensely " men.
Te p lOgiithigimposiest item appears
in thrt* alieswesplenee bf several
of Gip_ librolfairic dailies
tiitaltheisikped wife - Ideated the
lliaittM!llificili members
es, A pri the
end Mesa weliximea them
in the Nest Boom. e President and
hewers} Tiguo fined in onsversation
nom libbloijapbablir ta the war."
Tom's vim on Ai M a war must be re
* vaiimado.
The bedhlo Indy ram "If
there is snort pattilimalspos which the
Demossas erthe Idsdif are-a unit, it is
that " tassesios mast Od shall be pre
served, with the 1104' all the States
wainpono.” Div .h.a no desire for
pease upon tie basis of imps:l/Lion, nor
any sympathy witkuwwar which is con
ducted so as to Allah. Idisunion inevi
Tan Message of 4:fpv. Cfravut, whi . ch we
print on ear first pep, We curious docu
ment. The Governor, if, is understood.
intends being a candidate for re-election
next fall, and this Message is probably a
tat for Conservative support. The cool
ness with which it has been received by
the ,Governor's party OVUM, however,
f aladire . 41sa l t It will be pf no benefit to him
in the aipnblican ranks, while it, comes
at too late a day to gain him any respect
from Democrats. We are glad, though,
to have the Governor on record as endor.
ming the very views that we have advoca
ted from the commencement of the re
Gen. has.beee repudiated by
the Boston Board of Aldermen, who vo
ted down a resolution to extend to him
the hospitalities of the city.—Ex.e/uinge.
It wee a Boston Board of Aldermen who
000 e refund Dunn. Wearrea the use of
Ponied Hall, to mat his friends in, after
his stiooessfttl efforts to prevent the disso
hition of the Union in 1850. Wzasree's
noway lives, embalmed in the grateful
Warts of his countrymen, while the very
names of his enemies on that occasion are
forgotten ; and so the cats of Gen. Mc
=may be the glory of our nation,
tory shall have loaded those who
are his leading :aseallants with its bitter
est execestlotte.-
Ws runn last week that WIMDZI.L
!smuts, in company with Senator Wa
men, of Xsessaimset4s, had made a call on
the Presiding, and been respectfullytre
caved. This Name man, ra/LLIPS, in a
speech in: New York, last fall, made use
of the following language in regard to
Mr. Lams:
" When in Chnev I asked Illinois law
yers, moss MU= President Lincoln had
cestise4 i l t hat kind of a man was he ?
•.—" He has no backbone.
&the American people asked for the
mm above all others, least fitted to lead,
they could not have got • man better
suited than Abraham Lincoln. No man
ever beard him say no.
Mow, who can doubt that if Mr. PHlL
ups had been a Den - oerat, instead of be
ing cordially reoel • - the President he
w ould today most be living out a
miserable existence ' ne of Secretary
Sraerox's Resales/ 'lk
A ELL introducal7bylk, r. Lower, ins
sinning our fienat=questing our
Representatives in "to urge the
pomp of laws deed* and punishing
oilmen of • treasonable nature not
amounting to high treason, and affording
pongee as charged a speedy trial by an
impartial jury," pained the State Senate
on Monday, by a vote of 18 to 12.
Iff.r. Clank of Barks, offered an amend
meat to "Wert after the word 'laws,' the
words, 'in aceordanes with the Constitu
tion of the United States and the Conti-
Anion of the State of Pennsylvania'
Also, to insert otter the words 'speedy tri -
el,' the words 'ln the district where the
alleged mimes have been committed, pro
vided the district is not in rebellion
against the General Government." These
lair sad necessary provisions, which it is
dilikrah to understand bow any one ma
kiss claim to patriotism could oppose,
were weed whist uniohnously by the
itseatorisl ffinkyheada, and of course de
The latest indlostions are, that a more
sweeping and less hazardous process is to
be attempted than the laiaing of troops
in front of the city of Vicksburg—eome
thhig Of the elitist* of the onse de „quart at
Wood Zia Q. M'Arrnoz's division
is reported to .have moved up from the
zahtlt of the Yam to Lake Providence,
Le, a hundred miles further North.—
Here it apposes the Mississippi is - not far
removed teem two streams, the Bayou
limos and the Bayou Tenses, which, at
high water, are newly joined to the pa
rent stream at their sources. Thence they
contuse down in a tortuous path until
' thiff Nl* the Red river near its mouth,
some twenty-be miles above Bayou Sara
awl fifty above Port Hudson. It is deemed
possible at the present high stage of the
Mississippi. by • auk excavation and
okaying, to hpn so much of the river lo
b this new dismal es to make a naviga
bin gimp of the Tomas or Mason, leav
ing viekskom some hundred miles to the
MIL &WI tide sebum succeed, we
alight upset loam half of war army ad
vancing in a less tiliAnuiiiipwta to moist
per. Ulm at Port Hodsme, preparatory
lw the greedshisek en Vicksburg by the
ommbined orgies.
baron et A Fieestor Wm—s ena t or
*Mow& dimwit di, %rob War qua.
Vas into ale abets' bet Tnamillay, on the
bill t o oodigifj taw Pratlint to Uwe
Won at nierini and repin . ' anede
aisrot that Evian** wee "six ihould
es inosiiviat if'ar ttja ATOP. Power.
INVit mum the followincoostunctalw
lion in accordance with our well known
rule of, giving a hearing to all persons,
no matter / what political creed they en
tertain, who wish to express their opinions
on pal)lic affairs through , thn oolan*i
of the °anima. Its author Ms lived*
the South for a number of years, ohs
there at the breaking oukof the rebil-
lionY and on account of his Union eenti-
meets wu unable to make his escape. Be
was finally drafted into the rebel service,
but finding that his health would not
permit him to perform the hard duties of
a der, the authorities oonsented to his ,
release, and being in the neighborhood of
the Union troop., he took advantage of it
to reach the North. The article is ably
and candidly written, and though the
closing paragraphs may be unjustly se
vere, we cannot doubt that they were die
.tated by an honest desire for the success
of the Union cause. We need scarcely
add, that if there any who wish to con
tradict the positions taken by our corres
pondent, or any other statement made in
this paper, they shall find as hearty a wel
come to our columns as it is possible for
1 us to give :
One great error of the people of the two
sections of the Union at the commence
ment of the present war, was, that each
party underrated the other, not only their
military resources, ability and courage, but
the strength of their opinions and demo•
tion to their principles. And though two
years of bloody and devastating war have,
in' a great measure, convinced, both sides
of their error, yet the public ,;hind, both
North and South, is being constantly de
luded with accounts of disaffection and
discouragement of the opposite party,
which are in reality no greater in the one
section than in the other, and have no ex-
istence in either
While we may allow the followers of the
Davis government to discover their mis
take as to Northern sentiment as best they
may, duty to ourselves and to the cause of
the Union, requires that all loyal citizens
should look the foe fairly in the face, and
keep before them the evils that are to be
encountered, in all their strength and
Circumstances recently threw the writer
in close proximity to the seat of the re
bellion, and his observations led him to
somewhat different conclusions as to the
present state of Southern opinion, than
those most generally entertained in the
oyal States.
In order that we may well understand
the present sentiment of the Southern
people, it is necessary to look back to the
beginning of the struggle, and see the
feeling with which Southerners entered
into the war, and from that trace the
changes which have occurred during its
progress, and their cause.
Secession as a Constitutional right, was
always regarded by the mass of the peo
ple as an absurdity ; and at the Lime of the
Presidential election, parties were divided
in the Riese holding States into, first, a
comparatively small faction led by Davis,
Toombs and Yancey, who were Secession
ists per se, and had long been the open ad
vocates of a separate Confederation of the
slave States.
In superior numbers to these were the
Constitutional Secessionists, who, sensible
of the advantages and blessings which a
Union of the States had conferred for so
many-fears, were to favor of separation
only when the last hope of obtaining Con
stitutional rights had fled, and there was
left no prospect of their retaining that in
stitution which they believed to be right,
and that the laws of the land recognized.
But it will be safe to say that by far the
greater number of the people were opposed
to secession under any circumstances, and
these were the Union men of the South.
But while they were se firmly in favor of
maintaining the Union of the States, it
does not follow that they were either
emancipationists, or:in any way in &Mills
tion with Northern Abolitionism. On the
contrary, they did not differ upon this
subject, or in their ideas of what were
Southern Rights, in the least from other
parties, but only in their views as to how
those rights should be enforced. These
were for appealing to the conservative and
Constitutional sentiment of the North by
every available means ; they wished to see
a Convention of all the States meet for the
final adjustment of all difficulties; and
they hoped for the adoption of what are
known as the " Crittenden Resolutions ;"
but in the event of a refusal on the part
of the dominant Northern party to recog
nise, guarantee and perpetuate the Con
stitutional rights of the South, they were
then for taking up arms if need be, not in
rebellion, but as the Constitutional and
law abiding party, to crush nullification
and. rebellion in the North.
These were the three divisions of par
ties in the South in the years 1860-61, and
comprised all who adhered to any organi
sation or were earnest in their opinions.
But it may be well to state here that any
hope of the disaffection through prejudice
of the non-slaveholders, front the cause of
the rebellion, must prove futile. Educa
ted in the atmosphere of slavery, they
have all the peculiar ideas concerning the
negro held by the owners,of hundreds of
slaves. Constantly rising from the condi
tion of non-slaveholders to that of masters
in their humble cabins, they look forward
to the time when they or their children
shall be the lords of broad plantations cul
tivated by their own bondman.
Treated always by the more wealthy citi
zens as their equals, they entertain no
more dislike towards them than always
exists between the different classes of soci
ety. Respectability and intellectual sup 6.
riority, are as much the passports to favor
and distinction, as in any other portion of
our country.
We have yeeu, that while the South at
the time of the Presidential election of
18GO, had a majority of its people who
reverenced the Union, gloried, in our Na
tional greatness, and were unconditionally
opposed to the severance of a tie which
had resulted in our constant prosperity,
they were yet firm in their devotion to the
Constitution, firm in their determination
to preserve every right guaranteed to them
by it, and utterly opposed to the encroach
ments of abolitsoniam.
But while the people were thus loyal to
the government of their forefathers. Lad
while the moat earnest efforts were being
amide even by many now prominent in the
Nationality from destruction, the fiery
spirit of South Carolina burst forth, the
boom of the tirst fratricidal gun reverber-
&fanglike a knekl through the land, Iva,
folkisiwi 14 tkli Pr .* ntii calif* Lis°
andlik .. iter !Pith al, i s hoorah wa Iv.
1 1±1 inert sod ,,,,, Dusiniontiti c
e fuitoii 'lath,. zoltement, aid in
the general commotion, men of all partied
accepting secession as a method of revobaiolt,
rushed to arms. But even while the dna&
beet and the bugle sounded, love for the
old, flag whion,ltitd fokt so long waved its
starry folds over the whole country, and
rOverenoe for the Unioli which had made
the American people famous througgi3ut
the whole world, were not dead. Sorrow
ing and thoughtful eyes looked far into
the stormy future, and turned with yearn
lag to their Northern brethren for one ray
of light, one look of friendship or concil
In the meantime the extremists spared
no efforts to excite the popular mind and
increase the strength of their party They
boldly proclaimed tha t the desire - cof the
North was now acoomplished ; that aboli
tionism was triumphant, and that the *ar
was to be prosecuted, not for the Union,
but for emancipation of the slaves and
plunder of the masters.
Loth were the Union-loving masses to
believe that the people of the North were
so lost to honor, and so forgetful of the
principles of our government, as to plunge
a continent in bldod in an insane crusade
against an institution which had caused
them 1243 ingiry, and for which they were
not responsible ; and loth to believe that
they would stand tamely by while the
reins of power were seized by a violent
and unprincipled faction, without raising
a hand to stay the impending ruin, or
making a single proposition looking to the
adjustment of differences.
Need it be said that they looked in vain
for a hopeful sign ? Confiscation was fol
lowed by emancipatiOn ; States older than
the Constitution were dismembered; while
military tyrants ruled with iron rods those
districts surrendered to the federal autho
rity. Their towns and habitations were
burnt ; peaceful citizens imprisoned and
their proyerty plundered—their slaves
freed ;—those who had waited and hoped
despaired, and even the most loyal shrank
from giving in their allegiance to a gov
ernment which sanctioned the most fla
grant violations of all those rights which
they had been taught to consider as be
yond the reach of danger; and boasts were
made, that even amid the fierce surges of
revolution, the Southern people, wet a
provisional government, had witnessed
fewer violations of fundamental law, than
were daily perpetrated by an administra
tion regularly established, in a nation with
the prestige of a name, and boasting the
devotion of its people.
If these violations of Constitutional
provisions ; disregard of the time-honored
rights of citizens ; tyranny, injustice and
harshness have united a people once divi
ded among themselves, in hostility to the
government,—united them in suffering,
privation and hardship, as never people
were united 1 efore,—if these measures
have turned reverence into contempt, love
into bate, loyalty into hostility, will their
continuance mitigate the evil ? Or will
mildness, conciliation, justice and a re
turn to the principles upon which the
government is founded—principles of mu
tual forbearance and concession—be most
likely to accomplish the re-union of these
States t There can be but one answer.—
Common intelligence points to the latter
course, Humanity pleads for it, Justice
demands it, and the wisdom of the people
will adopt it. * *
The Kinkyhead papers have been mak
ing a great ado about the pretended gal
lantry of the negro soldiers in Florida, but
the army oorrespondent of the Hartford,
Tuna, writing from Hilton Head, under
date of Feb. 2, tells quite a different story.
This is what he says :
"The negro expedition from St. Mary's
had just returned. It was composed of
four companies of the negro regiments.—
They were after negro recruits and lum
ber. They got together a lot of negroes,
but they refused to come away, and were
left behind. They Aid not succeed in get
ting any lumber. ; The' expedition suc
ceeded in bringing off you* non-combatants.
The town of St. Mary's was burned by the
negroes. The negroes landed and en
camped at SL Mary's. During the night
twenty rebels on horseback made a dash
into their camp, when the negroes fired in
every direction, and then stampeded to the tram
ports, throwing away their guns. They rushed
pelt well on board, and created the great
est confusion."
Which of these statements i■ the more
correct, we have no means of knowing
but the truth is probably between the two.
The attempt to magnify black valor at the
expense of white is worse than ridiculous
—it is disgraceful.
Tas Mtmouex Sazteroasnip.—The joint
oonventiiiti of the two houses of the Mis
souri Legislature, after some weeks of in
effectual balloting for a United States Sen
ator, to succeed Ron. Robert Wilson, has
at length adjourned until the 12th of next
November. The contest has been between
the moderate and radical Emancipation
ists, who could not agree upon one candi
date, and the members of other parties
holding the balance of power, prevented
any one from getting a majority of the
whole number of votes.
The Washington National Ink.lligencer
learns that still another "demonstration"
is proposed to be made on the ?resi
dent by a portion of his political friends
in favor of the removal of Mr. SEWARD.
It is intimated that some of the radicals
in Congress have gone sa far as to threat
en Mr. Liscote with their determined
opposition hereafter, in case he refuses
oomplianoe with their wishes.
An order has been issued prohibiting
the circulation of all newspapers in the
Army of the Potomac until further no
tice. The Administration hopes by this
means to prevent a knowledge of the
growing discontent amongst the people,
with its management of the war, from
reaching the soldiers.
Tim New York Express says there is little
doubt that the Lettialatures of Kentucky,
Indiana and Illinois will meet In conven
tion in Yana next, through commis
sioners, and that Ohio, Penowylvania, New
Jersey sod New York will be invited to
The daily papers of Friday cont tined 1
the letter from the French (forernment,
proposing to . ;. , between our eov
ernSeent and the ' .. • . .Z!„,.";•—•lew to
rosily" e peace to the con ,ie ; 7fr .. .,.'The pro
-1) -41 by Frame, of ilk •., :. -.. : Confer
-4 ..___,,_
ems" between raikpilt : • .. antr"the
authorities w leh may' represent the
States of the South," is made by M.
Dreuyr de Lhuys in a note to M Mercier,
and this was presented i
_personal in.
.terview by M. Mercier t e Seeretary of
State. "fteciproeal - complainteletys the
French Minister, "weak' be examined in
to at meeting." The North and the
South would "seek out by those deliber i-
Lions whether the intereqta of the twh
section are definitively incurable, whether
serration its an extreme whion can no
longer be avoided," or whether the tie.
and memories that have united them arc
"not more powerful than theesuses which
have placed arms in the hands of the two
populations." Or, in other w. , rds, accord
ing to Mr. Dayton's under,tandiug, of the
proposition, the Conarnioners appoint•
ed were "to treat with the South for peace
and for the Union if p 3-.sible; if not pos•
Bible, for such terms of separation as way
eventually be agreed upon." Ildr.S'eivord
replies at length in a dispatch to Mr. Day- I
ton, dated the 6th lust. lie enters at
length upon a discussion of th: , p ro po,i.
lion, and consideting it in the light iu
which it is represented by Mr. Dayton,
rejects it on the ground that thni i fovern
ment can entertain no proposition fur a
dissolution of the Union, which he holds
would be indignantly rejected by the peo
ple, that the insurgent chiefs would re
ject any offer of peace or any other
terms, that with such chiefs we are bound
to hold no conference, and that filially in
the United States Congress there exists
already a constitutional ferumfox dehati t s
between the alienated parties, 14) mg ad
vantages over any other that could he or
GOING TO RLSEIA.—Major lieneral Cas
sius M. Clay, who was so thirsty to blood,
slew months ago, it is said, is going to re
turn to Russia, and will at once relieve
Bayard Taylor, who kiss been Acting Min
ister since Mr. Cameron's departure. Mr.
Taylor will not remain as Secretary o
Legation after Mr. Clay's arrival.
Tax Detnocrats of Connecticut lt.tvt
nominated Ex-Gor. Tnoz. If Sin mot
oneof the ablest men in the :L
their eandi , l-tte „O ern,„
CAMP NYAR FR.1%1:10141, K 1
Feb. 11th, Ikea i
DEAR 01.19E1n : Sitting in my tent iu
day. —reflecting on the pant an.l rot ure." I
thought I could nut improve the time allure
advantageously than by writing pm a short
letter, although there is very little of interest
transpiring here to communicate I am an
old friend of the (As-rre , , Mr Elitor. nv von
are undoubtedly well aware. I.eing fit one
time one of its " typos."
We have been encampe I near thi+ place
(Frankfort) five weeks, (baring which tlme we
have demolished a reasonable share of " I.7n
ele Sam's" fat pork and hard bread Although
we have been in Kentucky nearly five months,
we have not yet had an opportunity of "smel
ling powder," (much to my gratifieation) nor
seeing a rebel, with the exception of a few
prisoners who paused through here a short
time ago.
There is one brigade staiioned here, con
sisting of the 44th, lotbh, lti:.l, commanded
by the gallant rind intreifid Jack Catietnenil
and the 19th Ohio Battery, commanded by
J. C. Shields, a well known railroad man.
This battery was recruited in Cleveland, and
is composed of tint class younk men from
that place and vicinity Your linmble ser
vant, by the way, is •i meuib:•r in good
standing" of the latter
The infantry composing this brigade, I un•
derstand, are about tai be inJunted, for the
purpose of "trapping," if possible, the guer
rilla Morgan, who is supposed to be in the
State somewhere. The people of this State
are very fearful of this rascal, fin I well they
might be. Wherever he visits, everything
disappears " like chaff before the wind."
"lie fights, - in the language of a Kentuckian,
"for neither honor nor country, but for plun
der," and shows no partiality to either Union
or "Secesla."
Our "boys" have just received a new out 11
of clothing, and in the pooket of t. pair o
pantaloons was the following "note." Ou
comrade says he is "hound to answer it,'
and I presume he will:
Ile ye white or be ye black i sit down too
rite yJu a little note i expect you are a 'Jokier
or If you are not you ar getting a pair of qui
jers pants i hope they will ware well as I
hope they will ware well as i made thew as
well as i could i very Patrictic and aw a
Friend to all the Soljers i would not hay the
impertence to write a note to a Person i never
saw if you was not a Solder i hope you will
excuse me i would like the war was over as i
hay a gran many !rends there that i would
like to see safe at hom the Old Year Las
passed away and many of our bray solders hay
also passed to there Long /Tomes with it and
I hop before another new year cams around
that the war will be over
Pittsburgh Jan 2 140:1 LIZLI,JE ELLIOTT
The State Legislature is in scission here.
We have had snow here nearly twu feet deep,
and the weather has been extremely cold.
Frankfort bears a business aspect: its popu
lation is about 5,000 It is situated en the
Lexington & Louisville Railroad, 25 miles
from the former, and about from the latter.
I have just been informed timt the Paymas
ter has armed, and upon my word I am fery
proud of it, for he has been nearly an entire
stranger to as. Mr. 'Paymaster, I am, indeed,
very happy to gee your " ugly !dug" once
Whenever anything of interest occurs
will let you know. Jim
A Democratic meeting'Was bold at' Redder's
Comers, on the 14th day of February, 1563,
for the purpose of organising . , , a Democratic
Club in Conneaut township, Erie Co., Pa. On
motion, J. Sullivan, Esq , of Albion, was cho
sen President, and Wm. Spicer, of Conneaut,
Secretary. The following_ committee was 'ap
pointed to droll : Wl3l. Kedder, of
Conneaut , ;I Paul, Conneaut , C. .
Wheeler, Co:mew., , 1 r .1 S. Skeilds, Albion ;
Li. D. Richardson, Springfield : Wells Ames,
The committee reported • 'flowing reso
lutions, which were adoptcd :
Resolved, Thal we sir willing to sustain the
President to the best of our means, In all Con.
atitulional sots and Constitutional statute*.
Rewired, That while we remain loyal and
law-abiding people, giving all the men and
messy that is required of us by government,
we deprecate is the severest terms the 'act of
placing us nada: martial law, and taking from
us the great foundation of our liberties, the
writ of haLeai corpus.
Friend IR ojer inn 2 I Pfl3
• • ; 11111k:wittsoorn awl ooa
tempt updtt the ants of arbitrary arrest, as
subiterting our indrAtlual rights.
Rei,l rd, That the Demosratic party stands
unwaveringly ,pledged to the- support of the
ronst it u4ion ,and tits Laws as the only hope
of our sect in setscrew INST.
L' e.oloed, at we depresmte and eoudemn
anything in Om policy of the Administration
that is oontr*y Thereto, as subversive of our
mist it iit itkns. and highly dangerous to the liber
ty of our people.
h'oJk.l ved, That we pledge ourselves anew to
Ibe 4uppurt of the old Constitution and the
righi.."o the States, and the people under it,
se our only hope fur the restoration and per
p..ttlatit n of onr institutions in their purity.
A committee of intelligence, consisting of
ta..1v,.. 14'14 ft p pOi drea de follows:
A. Pomeroy, Conneaut; P. Smith, Con
n• urt : Samuel H. Yowl, Conneaut ; William
hi•hter r'o,,a,•aut; Andrew Bentley, Con
neaut; eltarlen Cross,Conneaut ; C. It' Lincoln.
Alrnnu . Ralph Bowman, Conneaut tp.; Wells
Arne's. Sigaingfield ; Gilbert Hurd, Springfield;
11. 1). Itielt.tidsuu, Springfield ; Wm. Sherman,
The meeting Was then addressed by Dr.
tqo•ilik. Sainui•l II Pau:, and J Sullivan,
the I,o,fton, meeting adjourned to moot in
at the same place, at two o'clock,
I. All in favor of "the Union u it was,
at, l ronetitwi , ,n nv it t , ," are invited to
J ti L.II AV , Prent.
WM Spidel., See.
- tie 1.ellligl:111 , iluir bill will undoubted
already pameci
• St , nate
New York Hesse of Assembly,
3 rote of 95 to 4, has passed the nt
olutioti4 inviting lien. McClellan to visit
tlat. Capitol 04 the guest of the State.
l'eac“ re,olations passed the Illinois
House of Repre.,entatives, on Thursday by
a vote of 52. to 28.
Gen. Fremont, it is said, is to be as
signe‘l to a command in Texas. His friends
aßsert this will involve the return of
Gen Butler to New Orleans.
'1'114• figures of the War Department
show that we are now discharging from
our aitniew in the field disabled soldiers at
eii,. rate of a thousand a week.
The Constitutional Convention of
We..t., Virginia has unanimously ratified
the clause known as the Willey Amend
ment to the Admission act. It provides
for gradual Emancipation a to begin on
the 4th of next July.
—Discipline, that has been bound asleep
for months, appears to be waking up.—
The Adjutant General gazettes a hundred
or so of officers, Nom Colonel down, as
dismissed from service for absenteeism
wit hou. pass.
We are glad to learn from Washing
ton that there is generally a more hope
ful feeling with regard to military and
naval (operations than has prevailed for
b.ime I - non/Cs past, arising from favorable
aecount4 is said to be recived from all quer
-- Oen. Wucks hag insuc . d an order to
dintrict provost - ma is and judges, re
quiring them to other *fair and legal induce
ments to thenegroes with each district to
rctorn to their families andtheplantations
tl.l 1,, long for one year, the alternative be
ing liability to be arrested as vagrants.
From Vicksbuit - the news is meagre
The flood in the Mississippi is abating,
but l
the crevasses cut by Gen. Grant are doing
much damage to.thii plantatipna.
Turstow Wssi).—This gentleman lett
Washington on Thursday last. The public
are still ignorant •. the uitliire of his visit
or its results. It is only known that the
President sent for him.
—The Frankfort Commonw'th says that
the Cumberland Gap, the great gate lead
ing to and from Esatern Kentucky, is
wide open. The rebels cam come in or go
out just as they see proper.
We stand on the very apex of a volcanos
at a point where a crater ; . of fire may be
opened at any moment.-,-Peoria Mail.
Then why the deuce don't you come
down.—Chicago Post.
The 14th Wisocensin and 11th Illi
nois regiments were attacked near Lake
Providence Tuesday by three rebel regi
ments. The latter were repulsed, and a
number taken prisoners—one report says
an entire Mississippi regiment.
A letter to Gen. Davidson. from a
person who accompanied a recent scout to
Batesville, says the rebel Gen. Hindman's
army is utterly demoralized and totally
inefficient. Three hundred of his troops
(were frozen to death during their retreat
from, Van Buren. Hindman was once or
dered to Vicksburg, but his men refused
to go.
Maj. Gen. Fremont bias, for the
second time we believe, urged the Gov
ernment to give him something to do—
some active service.
Two expeditions from the army of
the Potomac have succeeded in break
ing up the contraband traffic between
rebels in Maryland and Virginia, across
the peninsula, and stopping tfie rebel con
scription recently ordered to take place
on the neck. Several vessels, a large
quantity of provisions, and a number of,
horses, mules, &c., intended for the ene
my, were seized.
The chief of the army police at
Nashville, through hist detectives, has
captured and turned over to the govern
ment amthorities contraband property to
the amtunt of about $300,000, of which
$11),00orwortli was quinine.
Brigham Young, in his Message to
the Legislature of Deseret, complains that
his State has not been admitted or recog
n,ized by Congress. Its population during
the plst season has-been increased by sev
eral thousand immigrants, its southern
settlements strengthened, cotton is to be
grown, machinery leas been imported es
pecially for manufacturing wool, and
there is every reason for encouragement
as to future prospects.
Mr. Wilson's conscription bill was
taken up as the special order, in the U. S.
Senate, on Monday, and Mr. Wilson, of
Massachusetts, spoke in favor of its pas
sage. An amendment exempting mem
bers of Congreas from the provisions of
the bill was rejected by a vote of thirteen
to twenty-four. An amendment exclud
ing the governors and judiciary of the sev
eral states was adopted. The debate on
the bill was resumed in the evening, and at
12 o'clock the bill was passed.
lir is now said "on authotity" that there
has been no disagreement and no quarrel
between Gen. Hunter aud G en; Foster, and
Gen. Foster's brief absence from his troops'
was not the result of any hitch whatever
in the affairs of the expedition, which is
proceeding with its work as rapidly as has
been intended by Vse government.
Gen. Roseeranz dates in a letter to e
relative that the rebels are building strong
fortifications at TuJkshonatuind at Dacha
lie thinks that they mearto m ke 1.
iterate stand there, to protect; Chat! 11-ooga.
-ooga. The general is sanguine as to tut>.
cuss, and his men are said to be erring for
a fight.
THE FRENCH Issantxpoviow.—The news
by the Asia, indicates pretty clearly that
the French wedlatlon and intervention
scheme has boen fully matured. The
subbtance of M" Drouyn De l'lluys' letter
to Mr. Seward was known throughout
Europe, about the time of its presentation
to our Cabinet ; this fact, alone, proves
that, as French diplomacy "Inv
far too diseieetly in prevent' any hilt
creet revelations, it is manifest that the
Emperor of France divulged the contents
of the dispatch, with a view to
Europe for French recognition of the
fed. ,in case of th e absolute rejection
which eeratary Seward has given.
-Tale was C large attendance of news
paper proprietors and book publisher' be
fore the Massachusetts Legislative Com
mittee on Federal Relations ou Monday,
to urge the importance of memoralizing
Congress for rel apt net the paper makers
monopoly. It win shown that the stmt of
school books, alone, wasfive million dol
lars annually, and that this combination
of paper manufacturers added thereto full
20 per cent., which was a serious tax on
the majmity of parents; also, that nearly
all publications, weekly newspapers and
books, heretofore published for the peo
ple would be obliged to suspend entirely
or be greatly restricted in their usefulness.
The daily papers would also be compelled
to advance further their prices.
Lieut. R. C. Blake, late commander
of the U. S. steamer Hatteras, has sent to
the Navy Department q report of the de
atruotion of that vessel by the Alabama
on the 11th of January, off the coast 'Ol
Texas. The Hatteras foug it the pirate
until she was set on fire in two places and
was sinking, when Lieut. Blake accepted
the otter of assistance from the latter and
every man was p.sfely transferred to the
Alabama. The Illtteras then went down
with her pe ant flying, and so quickly
that the enemy did not obtain a single
weapon from•Jier. The Alabama then
sailed for Kingston,- Jamaica, with her
prisoners, at which place Lieut. Blake's
report is dated.
Admiral Dupont has transmitted to
the N ,vy Department a statement or Cat -
tain Tuner, of the new Ironside, accom
partied by ajoint statement of the offi
cers of the blockading squadron oil Cherie , -
-ton, denying in foto the .dlegations set
forth in the proclamation of B,.aurektrii
'and Ingraham that the blockade of
Charleston had been broken and the port
was open to the world.
A gentleman recently from Charles
ton, who esc,ped through the rebel lines,
states that large numbers of troops have
been collected there to defend the city,
and that the citizens generally left—in
anticipation of an attack from the nation
al troops. The means of defence are very
formidable and he thinks the city cannot
be captured without a severe struggle.—
The city is strongly fortified on all sides,
but west, and supplied with iron clads to
defend the harbor.
Reports from the interior of Ken-
Lucky indicate that Morgan, at the head
of a large force, is again making an at
tempt to reach the Ohio river. The peo
ple of Frankfort think he will be succeee
ful, as there are but few Uniou troops in
the §tat i e. Gen. Granger thinks, however,
that Dfdrgan will find his match.
In Lottavllla, on the 18th of Jaa., Mr. L. ♦. ?SAMS
of Grand Meadow, Minn , to Miss S. S. BAKER, of Spar
ta, Pa.
At the regileace of ber Juo C Graham,
In Summit tp., on the 11th of January, Mrs NU 03A ...NA
COOK, aged 74 years and 5 months.
Preparation that easi , be used upon the hair im
parting to it a natural shade of brown or black, 11
It corrects the bad effects of other d) es, nourishes tbi
Bair, ill earilly applied, performs Its Mork 1/11/iillifletoll//10
and Its pressmen', to the observer, nemalus an
Naoutaetared by J. CRISTADORO, No 6 Amtor Boone,
New York. Sold erealwbere, and applied by all Liao
Price, $1,11,10, and 13 uos, according to size
Oristadoro's Hair Premarvative,
le invaluable with biz Dye, se it imparts the otmoot soft
nese, the most beautiful glore, end gr.A tits , ity to th
Price 60 seats, $1 sad $2 per bottle, seeordisg to Art
And a Pointlre and Specific Remedy fur Diestanes of the
Bladder, Kidneys,
Gravel, Dropsy,
Organic Weak DellA,
And all diseases of the Urinary Organs.
Bee A.lvertiaement In another column Cut it out, and
send for the Madtaine at mute.
LINIM IIiNT, la plat brAtles for 5.0 cents
cares liumeets, oats, galls, colic, /lc Rood the following
Da. Toutas:—We have used for the past year your
Hone liniment for lameness, kicks, bruises, colie t sod
Cuts, sad it' every instance found it the best article I ever
tried in this circus company. 111141110 send six dozen, as
ills the only liniment we use now We hare 101 horses,
some very valuable, sad do not want to leave town with
Manager Yen Amburgh k Co 'a Meoagerie.
Sold by all Druggists. Office, 28 Conrtlandt St., New
York. feb2l--4w .
le-gJam'o Aduttliormtuto
We take groat pleasure in informing the Pahlie, and our
numerous Patron, An particular, that we here
flu resuree4
And aro prepared to till all orders fur
Having purchased • Large Sloe t of Iron, previons to
being burnt out, gives us a decided advantage,
(In price of Stoves,) ov..r Manula:turers who have bought
Iron at present high prices.
Tbanticlul for past favors, we hope, by strict attention
to the wants of Customers, to continue to merit fbvlr
AND PUBLIC PAR?lltfl (nrolshed
oa short notice, with every description of Table Orna
ment; Cakes, Pyramids, Ice Creams, Jellies, Fruits, Con
fectionaries, kc., Ice.„ by making application to
feb2.ltL JOHN WILSII, Cheapside, Erie, Pa.
Letters of Administration having been
ranted to the undersigned upon the estate of J S. John
son, Esq., dammed, late of Erie eity, Kris Co , Pena& ;
notice is hereby given to ail having elitism against the
said estate to primal them en or before Saturday, the
26th day of art* 1663, and those knowing themselves
indebted to the same are requested to make immediate
settlement• Dr. H. J. JOHNSON,
Mn. J. B. JOll NitlON,
Foie, Feb. 6, 1843-Ow. Admr's of dr essard.
A two .tory Dwelling House, ..t.a
anted on &mond Street, between Peach and Ptsto
Streets, now woospied by Joiner O. Pay DIE
Want. 'ED WIN J. 111C1J30.
Th. arm of A M. Cafvon k Co. hi this
day dissolved by mutual coosetit. The ►xounts of the
trio remain to the hands of A. M. Carson, who is author
ised to eolket the same and who will pay all indebtedness
of the erm CM presentation. A. M. CARSON,
Waterford, feu. i , 11111S—fb14-3t H. L. WRITE.
Cats to the randeace of the subscriber,
in NW Creek tp , North of the BMW° Raid, ad,iololog
the rah. Ground, s Bay hare, with a small white mark
oa the side of her neck skarpahoil, pad about ten yea s
of age. The owner is requested to use forward. prose
property, pay charges sad take her away, other, hie she
will be dealt with wording to law.
fobl4-31* t - RIIDERIO SHAPIJ
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JUST Published in a Sealed Envelope
Met 6 eta. A Lecture on the Nature, Treatment
and Radical Curt mot' wr itsintoo
MlN na, Sexual Debility, and 'moo
ditnesta toiayslua imminally. N Consimap
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tilmg frosaastf-Airnae. he.-Ry DONT.? CULVID
, ot Cho Orem Book 4.c.
sosid-mill awl anther, to this admirable Lecture,
clearly prossiine. bla owa skaperieent that the atrial
aoasequesese atlielf-Alreas may be sdrottnatlY renewed without
Bosom sa d with o ut deasesous surgica p r
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t s . fie or cordial'.
oat a mode rif earl at one* osrlain sad Eth etas., by g
width everysaita e , so value shat his condition may
auty..eare ntinsaltabsaply. privately, and radically.—
This menus eat peeve bora to Omura& and thousands
Beat soder sate, In a plain etnekree, to say address, of
the rsealpt stab earl; ea two ileesare sessal!, to/ 11 6
411=1„.4_ Da. MM. J. C. IC.L.LNK,
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CASH, TIARA WRY No r te k Ciistrituffen
or leuxerenress, on hand and
t, on call, and in agents' bands, $408,1011 41
, BANK STOCKS, in New York. Hartle
Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia and
other places MA/ 00
C. S •sto STAT. STOCIOI, In 'tactful&
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, II •
gnu and Indiana, ..... • •
irr Holr Da, New York, Brooklyn, Bart
/ ord, Rochester, Jersey, Mileratikwe,„..
RA I La 0•D STOCKS, Hartford k New Ha
ven, Connecticut River, and Boston k
Worcester, 1190186 00
kipwro•oe Rom ...... no,as 00
STAYS or CosilitcrieCT, Vemaorary Loan 180,000. 00
Rest. Le , ITniocumtered, IBMS II
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Louis, Unadjusted Lad not due, $17% 77
JANC•RY DIVIDIUND, Paid, 150,000 I GO *MOW 77
Doty nwosx To, . ---
Hartford, Jaa. 1, Ihe3 Raw, tiftlekle• 1 1 7
Respectfully reilicit, and will take &aware iwattesidlat
to your insuraoo• wants. I. P. DOWNING,
feb7-lm. , Apia
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T HE 8UFF.11.4 - )
Ie an important. link to the great ebaia of BIATIoNri,.•
x lute ANTILit cOLLEGitaI located in the &llamas Cities,
A Parbolanbip boomed frost 8.1.11 ea Ciallegge,
entitle. the holder to attend either or all the Colleges
tot an unlimited time.
The Design of these lasittutters, is to impart
to young turn ant ad.', • thorough, prat:tun/ brantaw
Thew. I 'alleges are r rsanised aod.ondasted apes
a 11s0.11 , which must secure toe eh se perste Institution
the teat pownble fah alluvia for ngsparting • thorough com
mercial education, and render ft as a whole, the meet
comprehensive and complete, system to this coantry.
Book-K 'repine in all Ita departments, Comments!
Law, Caainanernal At athmetk and Penmanship, are
taught to the moat theroogh and practical manner
Tim aproceelm, 1.)/tem MI remota/bap, 16
ught I.y e•mpetent and experieneeu - tethebiera.
meholaraltip, payable in advanee.l4o.
Celleg- open da y and evening .-to rag:01100a. •
Iboldet.t at buffalo. .1 L. BRTAXT.
For further lolorniation, Owe* call at the College
Rooms, ..1 rend f-r Catalogue awl CtreabLz twelve*
letter rtainp. Addrvas
a complete amortmeut Alt received. at
W M. I'. HAVES s: Co., NO. $ REED HOUSE,
Consisting of the
Young Ladies', Misses' and Children's. Young
Ladies' dkatmg Skirt.
These ' roods are conceded to be the beet, in erear
denier, 000 in the market.
T" I. E
Two goal Stores sad Mae Mail
Snow on Fifth ntreet, near State.
(..b7-2t JAS. P. OAOGU(, Act.
k s'l' k.* AL L .
All perac isktitgOd to W.. A. artareold
otle or book account, mut pay up Deka* Marsh Ist,
rt§ will b. made. JAIL P. GAGGER,
feb7-1m Agent.
Notice of Dissolution.
en•partnership heretofore existing beewsen tha
J.intbecribers, under the firm name and style of Wight,
Hatch and Perry, (Renner. and dean* to Oils, fro., at
Erie, Pa.,) is this day dissolved lity Masai calmest, Mr
Perry having sold his interest to 'Byron B. Pentim and
retired from the firm.
the Mildness of the late arm will be settled by Y. Au
gustus Perry, solely, who la hereby authorised to use the
name of the said late arm for that, purpose. Dated at
Erie, Ne 10, 1b62 ALLEN WRIGEIT,
68111, PA. The subseriberw have formed a es-paril
nership under th e drm and name of Weigh Natal, and
Persona, and will ^motion e th e business et sod
Dealing in Oils, &e., at the old stanfiliqe l i
Ene, Ps. Older' solicited. Dated Dow 10, 1501.
D „,;orkv.
. tire lab
a by t t:e u n u tta rs t i theshlp
here afore est ing was df►
solved on the ISth-4 nuaty,lBB3, by iiii;:; - ia, llemral of
H. W. Booth from th flrmi Thebesmien will be watts.
nod, as usual, by the =tidin g partners, to triton the
Notes, Books and A eta 'of the late ern have bees
trassfsrred for eetthernent, and by whew all tie liabilities
will be liquidated. B. F. SLOAN,
J. C. hicCRIARY.,,
having been restored to health in a few dart, after undue
going all the usual routine and oxponsiveinirdee
of treatment without success, cos don it hie ascred 4Pty
kk ate.
to common irate t o a abated fellow matures the areas'
of cure. Howie.= u -receipt of an addrunod envelope,
tie will send (free ) a-copy ofthe_ preaMption med. Di
rect to Dr Joan M. DAGIALL.IB6 Fulton Street, Brook
lyn, Now York ja24-ly
GARDEN OR FRUIT PA wettable for Drapes, Pssok•
ea, Pears, Ftropberries, Strawberrise, B Car
mots, ke., of 1,31 i, 5, 10, or 110 sena e=ilow'
iny prices lor the present, els: 90 scree for VIM 11 semi
for $llO, 5 acres (or 00, Sri acres for SW, I sere for $2 O
Payable by $1 a week.
Also, good Cranberry lands, and Tillage kite La CHET
WCKM, 25 by 100 feet, at $lO each, parable by one dollar
a week. The above land and lama ate etheOed at Chet.
wood, Washington Township, Darlington Coast', New
Jersey. For further Information, appiy_
_with a P.
Stamp, for a circular, to B. PRA NEUR CLAM.
Pant 1. No. 00 Cedar Strwea, New York, N Y
L 862.
This greaellse traverses thOlorthera
tied Northwest counties of Penns} Irani& to the city of
Erie, on Lake Erie.
It has been lewd by the Psintrytertaile Raerwitil M'
pomp, anti under their auspices le being rapidly opsord
throughout its (mune length
It Is now In use for l'as.erivr and Freight business
from Harrisburg loam,. I , Ist ( mike) on the Utters
Division, and from Shit:N.l,llo Erie, on the Wsstera
vision, i7B
Mail Train Leevre_
Accommodation nein 1 ea..,
Mad Train Armes
Accoranirmiation 'Lam Amara
For inliorntation manacling Passenger Waimea appl7
at theft. K. corner 11th aeoi Market .ta e sad for Frilekt
bustriess of the Company's /puta.
J. B KINGSTON, JR , corner 13th and Market Streets.
J. W. REYNOI.oB, Erie.
J M. DRILL, soot N. C R. K.. l3lllll MNort , '
H. H HOUSTON, Gemmel Freight Amt.,
LEWIS 1.. ROCPT, Gemara! Ticket Agent, Phili.J . e,
JOS D. POTN, General Manager, Williamsport
Paraut _
T oL ET.
L. Two Lar ge Stamens Preach street.
_ Dow...GAWK Slew
illin PIC'S choie• Brilliants. SOO yanls,eotteesed won
all ted 4"-gooiest 12M ends. woe a till MI S Sr.
OW% St Vi ott• A C/6‘
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