The Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1859-1895, March 07, 1863, Image 2

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Tax Ilinas ass m Cosinvoinas—"Now An. iroa
ints—Ors ..uat breennurta"
Gnaws, adjourned ring die on Wednes
day, the 4th iast. Nobody will regret to
learn this fact.
Tuz Emancipation Proclamation has
now been force over two months, and
instead of bringing tie •three hundred
thousand additional troops promised by
the radicals, Congress has been obliged to
Nair a Coneaription Act as unfeeling and
unjust in its provisions as it is sweeping
and odious.
Tar. last Gazette denies that it proposed
~/to introduce partizan questions into the
Willing city election, but says "it simply .
suggested as important, in this time of
national peril, that the inletry in refer
ence to each candidate should not only
be, 'ls he honest and : Lat "1,
hakunconclitionally in favor of the Govern
ment, the maintenance of the constitu
tion and enforcement of the Laws:"
other words, "It he decidedly opposed to
the rebellion, and does he stand pledged
to the support of any an I all measure;
found necessary to suppre., it?" Not
withstanding ; our - neighbor's denial, we
see no reason for ciisriging our mind.,
and must therefore inskt uton it that
tt did propose to make our 10. al election
one of a political nature Any one ho
is farnillir with the v'ews of the Grazeili
know- very well Ihtt when IL 4 •
candidates being "pledged to the ,uppr • t
et any and all tnessAures found necessary
to'touppress the rebellion," it rueans
such measures as the li , publiesns pro
pose and no other Disiuoerits and Re
publicans diff..r widely as to the policy
that thou! Ibe por , urel f th,4 purpose,
and we are . l u,te c .dent that the One
that would he endorsed by tnewbets of
our party would not be acceptable to the
G•zmn• and its friends We assure our
neighbor thst no any - uit of sophistry can
deceive the public in regard to the real
design of his language.
The Guzett. ,urPly will not deny that in
the article following the one in which it
_to our charge,. it does most
plainly and decidedly advocate the rais
ing of partizan issue, in the township
elections. Now, that the denial
alluded to at the opening of this article
be correct, why is . it that our cotemporary
should want politic, dragged into the
township election,, and left out of the
city one alone! I, it because the city is
supposed to be largely Democratic, while
most of the townships are Repuhlican ?
lur neighbor may be ingenous in endea
voring to cover up his view, generally,
but ID thi, Ca..e he has done it in too
bungling a manner for success.
Tot Philatielplua Pres.: and its feeble
echo at the state (;apital, the Harrisburg
TeiegraM, are laboring with all their might
to produoe dissensions and civil war at
the North. The delmaed creatures who
edit these two shameless organs of the
Administration are not satisfied with the
sufferings of our poor soldiers—their ap
petite for blood craves for its effusion in
our peaceful Northern homes. In such a
scene .of terror, the two FosNrrs would
doubtless dance with delight. But we
warn them, that if u-cifgrtunately it ever
comes to a state of atttir, like that, their
happiness will be of short duration. In
the French Revolution, those who urged
the people on to deeds of crime and at
rocity, finally suffered the fate they had
laid up 'or other!• and those in this coun-
try who are the moat anxlous to renew
the softies of 1794, may rest assured that
vengeance will be no leas sure in 'their
cases than in that of their French ex
Watt.; the Senate Committee Ice inves
tigating frauds in. -the Naval service
(whose report we publisl i istli in part lift
week.) were engaged in their duties, they
met one scarred amt war worn veteran in
guilt, who oluected to their obtaining tes
timony in his ease. After wasting all his
eloquence eiLkiotat making an impreabion
on the Committee, he finally became in
dignant, and told them the course they
were taking was calculated to give aid to
the rebellion ! The committee did not
see the matter in the same light, and
pressing their investigations, found that
the very "loyal" individual who had been
so fearful that they were encouraging Use
rebels, had made no less than several
hundred thousand dollars, by fraudulent
contracts! ! Patriotism ! Patriotism—
how many arez the sins committed in thy
learn that the legislative committee on
public buildings hive determined to re
commend the construction of wings to
either side oT the Capitol, connecting it
with the treasury and land department
buildings. Should the report be approved
and adopted the work will be commenced
soon after the adjournment of the Legiii
lature.—/faartseurst Patriot.
We trust that the Legislature will not
sakction any scheme of this sort. Our
Site buildings are very substantial and
creditable as they ere, and two years ago,
at least,' when we were last in Harrisburg,
they seemed to contain room sufficient
for all the officers, and some to spare.
Our State finances and the oondition of
the country are not such now, as to per
mit of extensive improvement., that can
just a 4 readily be done without.
Wiu those of our Abolition friends
whotrilOTO that Gen. B CTEXII is not a dis
honest man, who regard him as the 'only
conspicuous officer who has „shinvn him
self to be equal to the emergency," and
/who pronounce everybody "disloyal!' who
I does not bow down and praise this new
f oun d idol of theirs, have the kindness to
tell us why it is that the Administration
has not yet given him a command? The
President and his cabinet evidently do
not have so high an opinion of this rene
gade as his radical worshippers do.
THE/Li area* three qualifications need
ed now-a-days, to make a man a Major or
Brigadisr-General. They are quite sim
ple--anybody oan attar► to them, if he
is only willing to give up his i nan h oo d,
The lica is to be a good Abolitionist, the
second is to be a good flatterer, and the
third to be a good villifler of the "cursed
Copperheads." Courage or military abil
ity are of no oonsequence whatever.
IHROAPIEZIII, 0111:411311Cet !
We would suggest our political
friends the propriety orat once organ
izing clubs and establishing reading•roonas
throughout the county, similar to those
that are being started in all parts of the
lob al States. The
,opparitios are as vice
lent and vigilant as it is possible to be,
and the only way that we can successfully
oppose their movements is by establishing
an organization eo complete and effective
as to be ready for any attempt that they
may undertake. It may not be known to
many that we have a Grovernor sad iiio•
preme Judge to`elect next fall, and it is
highly essential for the sake of the
Union, of our personal rights, of our dear
est privileges, that we should not meet
with defeat. The opposition, insolent and
overbearing as they are now, will he trebly
worse. if they can carry Pennsylvania at
the next election. Success will nerve
them up to new outrages on the popular
liberties, and it would be as much as a
man's life is worth, to dare to oppose
their scandalous and Union destroying
act-. We say, then, to our friends every
where—organize at once. DO not put, it
off until too late. The public mind is in
a ,tale to receive the truth and it should
be gratified. Men have got over their
frenhy, and are putting on their "thinli,,ing
caps" once more. Let a stro ng effort be
made to circulate sound Democratic papers
amongst r those who have only read one
side heretofore. Uive them a chance to
see how different is the course of the
presses of the two parties } how Dermoora
_ tic argument and truth are only met by
raillery; vulgarity and prejudice. Lit
meetings bt held at every road crossing,
and in every township school-house. Do
not fear the bluster of our political ene
rules. 'l'hey may make it unpleasant for
the present, but they can do you no per
injury. 'fake a manly course—be
mild and honorable in the expression of
your opinions, but firm and candid,—
keep a ever in mind that the cardinal
principles of Democracy are love for the
Coustituuon and the Union do not
allow passion to get the better of your
judgments,—and with proper vigor, and
the right kind of a ticket in the field,
succe l is will be ascertain as the existence
of OAS-universe.
The Republicans of Girard held a meet
ing last week, (of course it is announced
as a "no-party" movement) and organised
what they call a "Union" Club. Several
speeches were made, and among the num
ber, one by S. E. Woodruff, Esq., which
was in every way characteristic of, and
worthy of its author. He denounced with
intense bitterness everything Democratic,
and especially "the resolutions passed by
he recent State Convention of Connecti
cut," which, he said, "would make .Tell.
Davis blush for their treason. He felt
ashamed of his native State, Connecticut,
and he thanked God he had came away
from her at such a tender age (li years,)
and declared if these resolutions were up
held by the votes of that State he would
never re-visit it."
Poor Connecticut ! how she is to be
pitied ! At the "tender age" of lf years
she lost a child whose dazzling genius was
to astonish the woild, What matters it
to her that she lias'given to the country
other bright names—the loss of this migh
ty warrior and statesman is sufficient to
eclipse all the rest. Then, tol, to think
that he piously "thanks tiod" that he left.
When the people of Connecticut hear this,
will theynot clothethemselves in sackcloth
and ashes, will they not resort to fasting
and prayer, will they not send a delega
tion of their most eminent citizens to
humbly approach this defiant son, and in
tears and tribulation, upon their beaded
knees, implore him to recant his awful
decree ?
But, oh, Connecticut, your worst fate
is yet to come. Unless you trample
under knot tliose fearful resolutions—in
ceie you elect for your Governor a man
who reipecti the Constitution and loves
the Union more than be does the A frican,
sour noble Woodruff will renounce you.
Nu more will you see his beaming face, no
nabre his dainty feet will press your soil, no
more will hi' words of eloquence charm
your people'. ears. Connecticut! Connecti
cut ' mother of statesmen and humbugs,
will you consign yourself to a fate so dread
as this! Then take care. Elect no "cop
perhead" for governor. Declare that the
blood of white men shall continue to flow.
Pronounce blessings on Shoddy," and
sing hallelujahs to Stanton Fremont, But
ler and Hunter. Else the saddest fate
that ever betel a State of this once happy
Union wilt befall you. Thy Woodruff
shall visit thee no mare.
Ws beg leave to suggest to some of the
noisy and foul-mouthed office-seekers of
this section, that patriotism is shown by
action—not words. There is very good
reason to doubt the honesty of men, who
cry down every movement that looks to
wards honorable Peace, who declare that
the war shall not be ended while there Is
a slave to be freed, or a master to be pun
ished, and who call all traitors and sym
pathizers with treason, who do not agree
with them in opinion, yet never make an
offer to shoulder a gun themselves, and
if they enter the service at all, only do
so in suoh a position as to enable them to
fill their greedy pockets out of the peo
ple's treasury.
Tut Tribuns says: "We do most in
tensely hate liars—men who labor to sus
tain a party or cause by setting forth as
true what they know to be false, and
picking out fragments of fact and so com
bining or arranging them as to make that
which is not appear as though it were."
So do the people generally. GRULZT.
And we do not ow of any persons who
deserve to be more "intensely" on
that account than yourself, and the class
who follow in your wake.
The rebel government is not exempt
from frauds. Mr. Foote, of the Confeder
ate Congress, is investigating them, and
says he will make a report which will .111
the country with surprise, so great have
been the frauds and peculations.—Ev
North and South, the parties in power
appear to be guided by the same motive
—that of destroying the country, and of
making themselves rich.
On Sunday, tire 22d ult.,Cot, Onrwan
with two Missouri regiment', surprised
and routed a rebel Lorne at Tumumbia,
Ala. capturing two hundred prisoner", a
number of cannon and a wagon train.
The Milwaukee News publishes in full
the opirtinn of Judge Paine, of the Su
preme (.:•burt of Wisconsin, in the Kemp
hedva2 eorios case, which was also the opin
ion of i whole court. The opinion i+
able, and the conoluspli , - st
briefly stated as follows :-
1. The government of the United States
is invested with full power by the Federal
Constitution to prosecutes war, And there
is no war-power outside the Conatitntion.
2. Only the people, through their repre
imptdatives lu umigress, can suspend the
writ of habeas carpsu.
3. The President can execute the laws
only by such means as the Constitution
and the laws themselves have given lam
power to employ.
4. A military commander may declare
martial law in districts whiob are the actual
theatre q/ oar, where hostile armies are met
for the purpose of destruction, or in in
surrectionary districts where domestic
violence and discord have efectually dir
placed the civil authorities—sor :errs Etas
6. Courts Martial are courts of limited
and inferior jurisdiction, and have no jur
isdiction to try any persons except such as
are by law amendable to such trial.
6. The legislative is the political de
partment of the government, and when
the writ of Mom corpla is not suspended
by Congress, the Executive has no politi
cal power to imprison the people.
Judge Paine moreover declares that he
should consider the establishment of the
doctrine that the President possesses il
limitable power over the land by a dec
laration of martial law, "as a calamity Bole
if any leu to 14 dsvlored tAan the "mu of die
rebaion." It must be remembered that
the Court is entirely composed of gentle
men who were elected as Republicans.—
Our readers have not overlooked the fact,
that wherever these questions have came .
before a fair and responsible tribunal the
decision has invariably been in favor of the
position assumed by the Democratic par
corisciu PTION BILL PALIRig D.
The Senate bill (of which we gave an
abstract last week,) providing "for enroll
ing and calling out the National Forces,
and for other purposes," passed the House
of Representatives finally on Wednesday,
by a vote of 115 yeaslo 49 nays, afterhav
ing been amended in several particulars.
The ameedalente adopted were as follows :
One confining the term of service to the
present Rebellion, not, however, to exceed
three years ; one providing that all per
sons found lurking or acting as spies about
our fortifications or camps in time of war
or Rebellion shall be tried by general
court-Martial, and if found guilty shall
suffer death ; and one striking out the
clause requiring Provost•" Marshals to in
quire into and report 'fa tAte Provost Mar
shal General all treasonable practices.—
Another amendment requires all persons
arrested for alleged treasonable practices,
to be turned over to the civil authorities
for trial,
Two Republicans, Mr. Conway, of Kan
sas, and Mr. Morris, of Ohio, toted against
the Bill. The vote in the House 'was as
follows :
Yeas—Republicans 99;-Border State men
15; Democrats 1;-15.
Says,-Republicans 2; Border State men
13; Democrats 34;-49.
Affitimative majority 66
The Democratic position,says one of our
exchanges, is fully and clearly defined in
a few 'lords. They go for the Mainternance
of the Cbnstitution a.t it i, , and du ruteration
of the Union ai it tow. Under no circum
stances are they willing that this govern
ment shall be destroyed. They oppose
Secession and Abolition as twin allies,
both of which must be crusitel out before
Peace and happiness will return to the
The Republican position is directly the
opposite of this. They repudiate the Con
stitution as the fathers made and • ad
ministered it, and declare their utter hos
tility to the Union as it formerly existed.
Here is their platform, defined by one who
is entitled to speak for his party, viz: Mr.
STLVIIISS, of Lancaster, Chairman of the
House Committee of Ways and Means,
the most important lixiit next to that of
Speaker. In a speed" a few weeks since
he said :
" The talk of restoring the Union as it
was, under the Constitution as it is, is one
of the absurdities which I have beard re
peated until I have become about sick of
tt. The Union can never be restored as
it was. There are many things which
render such an event impossible. ?At
Union dial[ nem. with imy comsat be restored
snider the Ctinstitation as it is, with slavery to be
protected by it."
Patriotic men of Erie 1 . here are the two
platforms. Which do you prefer—which
will you embrace?
Tits Democrats use facts and argument
to sustain their views ; the Abolitionists
employ nothing but rant and slanders.—
Pick up two papers, each an organ of the
difierent parties, and see for yourselves.
To the astounding proofs of corruption,
imbecility and mismanagement constantly
being presented by our party, the opposi
tion do nothing but cry traitor ! trai for ! !
traitor !! ! They must have but a poor
idea of the public intelligence, if they
believe that the people will be long de
ceived by such shameful expedients.
Enquirer, published under the immediate
eye of Jeff. Davis, substantially admits
that our formidable land and naval forces,
which now completely envelope the re
bellion, place it in greater peril than it
ever was before, and that the battles of
the impending campaign will deteimine
the great issue of this Wu—the Union
in its integrity, or a Northern and South
ern Confederacy,
Wear do oar Abolition friends think
by this time of the New York local elec
tions Tiipt promised "overwhelming
detest'' of the Democracy doesn't seem
to have occurred. It is "tie otAer ox that's
STATI ELICTIONS.—The else lions to be
held during the present and suooeeding
month are as follows :
: New Hampshire, 2d Tuesday in march
Rhode Island, Lt Wednesday in April
Connecticut, let Wednesday in April.
Whinnorox Feb. 25.—The second nil.
moat of New Ramp4iire volunteers, Col.
Marston, numberiniabout 320 men for
duty, ha. been ordered from the army of
the Potomac to that State.
The New Hampshire electiontakes
plaea on the second Tuesday in Muck
the 10th day of the month. Comment is
[ Written lot the Moor Ter )
Feb. 16, 1862. j
A little over a year ago we were tilled with
patriotism, sad joined the army. It woe the -
we could see what honor, what glory, it was
to tike up eras is iiedase of the Coastitu
tion, of the stars sad stripes, sad to crush
rebellion. We thought of what our honored
aricestan had dons, of the many 6elde of
glory with which their names are enrolled,
and of the many hardships they had on Jar
gons, to gain the freedoEn of ibis country,—
and they shall we allow this glorious legacy
is he divided, to be trampletkupon, by an
armed band of traitors; have the children of
our forefailore already lost that noble blood
which has 'basil oar pride ? It was through
such thoughts Mi these that we " enlisted in
the army."
When we joined, encouraging promises
were made—a bounty of onelundred dollars
when -the war is over, a fine farm also, pay
every two months, plenty of good -clothing,
and on startling knapsacks even were
to be - hauled; the "War Resolution" was to
be all we were to light for, and our govern
ment was only to be guided by the Constitu
tion in quelling the rebellion.
Well, Indeed, would it have been for our
country had "Hensel Abe" stood fast to his
good promises
We went upon the Peninsula early in
March, 1862, had a good share of the road
making, the ditch-digging, and the picketing
to do along the Warwick—to Sit nothing of a
severe skirmish—sad followed after the rebels
when they got afraid of "Little Mac," and
skedaddled from their strong fortifications at
Yorktown.—had a hand in the battle at Wil-
liantsburt, at Fair Oaks, in the seven days'
fight, and since off of the Peninsula in other
battles, which it is not in plus hers to talk
of. We are here now ready and willing to
fight for the same principles we enlisted for,
but for those which the government sees fit
to make its own we are opposed to handling
the musket. We have seen too much of the
nigger—we believe the negro is better off in
slavery than he is with 'his freedom—having
mesa him in both positions—we are of the firm
opinion that the rebellion never will be
crushed if the President's emancipation pro
clamation is to be the battle cry. Let the
government give to us our much loved Gen.
McClellan—let it take the Contention for iti
direction. in all affairs of administretion—let
It take more care of the white soldier than it•
does for the colored slave—that its army is
less imposed upon by the speculators in shoes,
of clothing of every kind, and allow the men
ea much a year as they need without taking
It off their wages—taking all in all, let it act
as an honest, faitbrill, and good government
would set, and the army will take new hope,
the enemy will be beaten, and the rebellion
Instead of this, however, "lionut Abe"
appears to think the white soldier only his
slays. The favorite officers are removed—
perhaps because their principles are not as
black as those of the Administration ; and it
may be, too, that they are not aristocratic
enough to suit the tastes of Abraham, and
may have made themselves so low is to speak
to (amnion soldiers. The latter seems very
probable, as new Brigadier and Division Gen
erale are being placed over us nearly every
week, and the more aristocratic the officers
are, the better they seem to tike at Washing
ton. Our UM now are upon duty every other
day, and yet the generale would doubtless
say, in their reports to Washington, that the
army is well rested and in a fit condition to
Heaven grant that the rebellion may Mt
be brought to a close ; or else, let wisdom be
given our feeble-minded rulers, that they may
take the Constitution as their guide, listen to
the voice of the patriotic people, be deaf Co
the black-hearted Abolitionists, and give the
soldiers lees wormy crackers, better clothing,
and officers whom they desire.
(For the Itrie Observer 1
There seems to be quite a disposition pre
valent to question the truth of the spiritual
phenomena of the present day. This is well,
m Truth entitled to earth shall ties again,
The atonal years of God are hers ;
Bat error wiressied writhes hi pun.
/ad &a weld her worshippers." 3._.
The spirit world, and the dwellers therein,
need no advocated. Like - the stars which
shine above, revealing to us worlds beyond
the ken of mortal vision, so within the soul
of man a voice is beard saying,
" 1 feet my imeartality eaereeeep
All pales, all gneiss, all visit, di fears,
Aid pea, like the eleresi thalami ef the deep,
latvey .are this truth, N Thou lived forever."
It is a matter of record that in past age?,
at different periods In the world's history, the
spirit world has revealed itself in a manner
not to be misunderstood. Numerous instances
art also recorded in the Bible. Many say, of
what use will it prove I If it be true that
spirits can and do communicate, our first
busineu is to receive it &Ls truth. It mat
ters not what the world missy, or even if
the "great and mighty" disbelievelt. David
chose a pebble. from. the brook with which to
combat Gotha the Philistine, and was suc
cessful. It were well also to remember that
all truths on first presentation Are denounced
as "humbugs." If trutA is sought for, It will
most likely be found, ►ad sometimes where
least expected. The fall of an apple demon
strated to the mind of Newton the great law
of gravitation. A nd In oar day a tiny rap
has been only the introduction to manifesta
tions hilly demonstrating the truth of modern
Spiritualism. Not that a creed (even of Spi
ritualism) is to be set up for reeeption or re
jection. The mind—the noblest of the works
of the Infinite—must be left free to investi
gate ail truth. Fetter it not, but let it be
free as God made It. Let it grow to the sta
ture of a perfeet man. In ancient days "an
gels were entertained unawares." It is fre
quently so with truths. Neither can a truth
be destroyed by clamor against it. The cry
of "Great is Diana of the Nphesisas' did not
destroy a.truth is Paul's time.
Whatever truths nay be revealed to tau,
there cos be sou poster or woes important
to u titan the doctrine of ualversal brother
bud, and therefore the hannoutous relations
of man with Elea a►sold set ►e disturbed by
the declaration of say truth, whether real or
only rupporsd to be so. AS fait► is founded
upon evident», it is impossible for any one to
believe without evidence, or disbelieve whoa
evideue is rece;vr.l Man shall progress be
yowl the radios of doubt with regard to int.
mertality. "Onward" is 'ascribed upon the
uns e r of the him, and if trails est, for
"Truth is mighty sad a►all prevail." But
enough for the proses!. A 'cruller.
President Lincoln has issued a pro.
donation, oiling an extraordinary session
of the Senate to meet on the 4th of March
at noon to meets* and act Upon snub
00111111111111i011A01111 seamy be Asada to it on_
the pert of She Executive. TheS11,00111Mil•
nio.tions are mainly if not altogether on
military and civil sanhuitions.
lu Sew En,,,..ind there are, in all,
24,711 porgona of African descent.
The Rio autond AspatrA cootaina ad
vertisements for asibetitutes at a bounty of
—The worshippers in the Ctitirch of the
Epiphany at Washington have raised their
pastor's wages to $3.500 a year.
The Washington Slur says : A de
tachment of 50 of the let Vermont Caval
ry wa surprised at Aldie, by 711 rebels.
and 15 of our men were captured, includ
ing Captains Woodward and Huntoon.
A dispatch from Savannah of the Ist
stales that the steamer Nashville ran
aground before Fort ktoAllister and was
destroyed by our iron clads The fort is
no' taken.
A large meeting of planters was held
at New ()cleans, on the 9th ult., r.nen
Gen. Banks made a speech, as.uring the
planters he would do everything possible
to compel order among the slaves and ,
have them employed on the plantations
A dispatch from Halifax states that
on - the lath of February, in lat. 24', long.
the Rebel Pirate Florida captured
and burned the ship, Jacob Bell had 1,-
WO chests of tea on board.
The Richmond E-rumi/w of the 20th,
contains the priallclaasstion of Jeff. Davis
appointing the- - .27WW7siatch as a day of
fasting, humiliation and prayer.
—The Lower House of Indiana,Legisla
ture has been broken up by the secession
of the Abolitionists.
—The capture of the Queen of the West
is confirmed by a Cairo dispatch Another
steamboat was blown up to prevent her
falling into the hands of the rebels.
—Gen. Hunter is good at quarreling if
not at fighting. lie quarreled in ItLissouri
with Fremont, in Kansas with Lane, wrote
a flippant letter in answer to an inquiry
by Coogress,and has now a row with Gaup.
Stevenson and Foster. .
The Legislatur; of New Jersey, on
the sth inst., elected William Wright,
Democrat, of Eisex county, 'United States
Senator for six years from the 4th of
Information is received from Corinth
that on the 22d instant Col. Corwan, with
the 10th and 34th Missouri Regiments, sur
prised and routed a Rebel force under Gen
Roddy at Tuscumbia, Ala. Two hundred
prisoners, a number of cannon, and a
wagon train were captured.
Dispatches from Cincinnatti say that
the late scare in Kentucky was quite un
warranted by the facts. In the fight's:mar
Richmond on Wednesday we took 200 pris
oners and recaptured all the wagons.
—An Eastern ootemporary says he finds
among his exchanges the following par
Tqe painters aRe oN v strplE Jor
hiiltfeJ stvGEg. Vise in
cono:uded tO
so oar oWn T in futule It is s.i
egoL'Sq r
—There are two hundred manufacturers
in the country who protest against any
reduction in the tariff on white printing
paper; and there are twenty millions of
people, who if they c..uld speak and be
heard .I,n Washington, would shake the
eapitatoto its very foundations, demanding
that each a reduction be instantly made.
It is said that the rebels have woven
a strong net-work across Charleston har
bor, and filled it with torpedoes, designed
to blow up any federal vessel that may at
tempt to enter the port.
Latest reports from the Army of the
Potomac show the recent cavalry raid of
the enemy to have been a eomrlete fail
ure. They lost several hundred horses in
the retreat.
Southern advicee ,how that the rebel
press are exceedingly rampant upon mat
ters of military tyranny and congressional
short comings. A bill has been debated
in the southern House of Representatives
to accept volunteers from Kentucky and
Missouri for less than three years.
Bear Admiral Porter instructed the
commander of the gunboat Indianola,
he was on the eve of starting on his pert
lous trip past the batteries down the titer,
to land at the plantation of President Jef
ferson Davis and his brother Joseph, and
bring 'way every bale of cotton and every
able-bodied male negro he could find. So
says the Tribune.
The prospect for our colored breth
ren who desire to enter the military ser
vice is now highly encouraging. Hereto
fore the fear of being shot by the enemy
if captured, was calculated to dampen
their ardor. This, however, no longer
stands in the way. The rebel Congress
has decided that hereafter negroes cap
tured in arms are to be sold into slavery
—one-half the proceeds to go into the
Confederate coffers.
A dispatch from Charleston to the
Savannah ei hean, dated the 14th, says
that three steamers (Ruby, Leopard and
Wagner,) frowr Nases,u on the 9th, arrived
there that morning with valuable cargoes ;
and that the steamer Douglas ran out suc
cessfully last night, and took •Ilon. James
B, Clay, of Kentucky, for Liverpool. It
oontinues to say that the blockade is vir
tually raised, as not a gun was fired at any
of these vessels.
It is stated on high authority that
General Scott will shortly publish a letter
explanatory of the one he wrote to sec
retary of War Cameron charging General
McClellan with disobedience of his orders.
Gen. Scott's letter, which the Abolitionists
are now using against lien. McClellan, was
published without Gen. Scott's knowledge
or consent, and it is said that the forthcom
ing letter will show that Gen. McClellan
was not to blame, haying acted under the
orders of the President strut War Department.
The House on Friday adopted an im
portant amendment to the bill in relation
to an increase of Generals, making it ob
ligatory on the President to select for
promotion to that grade from officers who
have earned distinction by their services
In the field.
A dispatch, it is said, has been re
ceived from (Mn. Grant, which has given
much encouragement to the President
and the Secretary of War. 'They express
the utmost confidence of favorable results
at Vicksburg. It seems that Gen. Grant
asks only four or five days of good. "weath
er to complete entirely all his arrange
ments, which are such that military au
thorities here are convinced they will re
stilt not merely in the capture of Vicks
burg, but also of the rebel army concen
trated at that point.
that lately appeared in a New York jour
nal to the effect that General Itunter had
organised a force of 5,000 negroes to strike
an unexpected blow-in a defenseless por
tion of the South is deemed wholly un
true, as Gen. Hunter has only SOO negro
troops, and cannot get into any thickly
populated slave district until he has taken
Charleston or Savannah.
TIVILOW Wail) AGAIN.—The Washing s ;
ton correspondent of the Cincinnatti dts :
setts, under date of March lit, says ; rho!,
low Weed is here again. It is said in sonic
quarters that he is pressing the hopeless
movement for McClellan being restored
to his command. The President fails to
see the necessity for it. Ex-Governor
Morgan is said to be operating to the same
--The raid of Stuart'scaval ry last Wed •
day had three phases; the first oi,e of Ro.
fortune for us, the second ofgood fortui, ,
and the third mid last, the one of which
we are now advised, of bad fortune again.
SOrebel troap rs broke through our picket,
on the Strasb u r g road, and captured twelve
men. A foroeef five hundred Union cavalry
was sent in pursuit, and succeeded in re
capturing most of the prisoners and in tak
ing several fresh ones. The commanding
officer on our - side must needs do more
than he was ordered and drive in the reb
el pickets. Wsile be was congratulating
himself on this achievement, heedless of
the proximity of Ilan enemy, the rebels
sent a fresh force upon hi*, threw his de
tachment into confusion, chased them 20
miles is a helter-skelter race and killed
and captured 200 of their number. Our
nano made no stand, although they were
stronger than the enemy.
DOWN ON JI.Fr. DAVlB,—Thes hiehme - m.l
Iscnniser speaks of Jefi I)svi , i %rid hi- al
ministration just as it I 4.14
doubt %.!ry much whether got h I ,net, ig.•
applied to Preeittmit Lineoln i, ) riper
in Washington city, Would t
the sanguinary Secretary of 1V it A 1:.1 I n e
to Davis and his admini,tr,it.. , rl ti,. Ex
mixer remarks :
"The French in their 'evolution an
easy way of getting rol of ,uolt
bitty clapped of their hed,l4 They telt it net
eesary, as all aubeequfnt opinion lid- ack
nowledged, to pu,li their revoluil , ,n
through to a climsz, at any cu,t, sii.l
thane' often with tears atti roe,
they gui l agimid the pildt.. men rh 1' Cr e...l tJ
agaiast the harneee. Tneir revulut,..n
owed its dUCCetli only t. , it, exce—ep
The following ha- been rec. Ive,l at
the Ileadnuarters of the Arne)
hluarar.E.isoa•i, ,
To Major t;eneral
Gen. Stanly report: from ht• exp«., lit 101)
to Brailyville, t lilt the rebels of Morgan' ,
and Wharton'4 eltninand made P ?MA ht
Bradyville. Cols. ;Paramour and Lime
went in with , sn.l vviiir c •-•1 in
about three nitnuteo
Stroke's elv.ilry .p.ivanced bravely with
carbines. \V. took 70 pri..oners,includ
ing officers, the camp equipage. tents, sad
dles. some 70 horses and KIM! Duke's reg
'mental, pap ers. Maj. Murphy did good
service. e lost one man killed, fin.i
one cit.tain and seven men woundr.d.
General Commanding
On Thursday the rebel Gen. •;tuart,
with three thousand cavalry, attempted
to force our lines and destroy the bridges
between Falmouth and the Rappahannock.
They appeared about noon on ;he War
renton road. and after rapturiftg and kill
ing sorr.e cavalry pickets began to advance
rapidly. but coming upon a force of infan
try were soon routed. A tremendous
rain storm prevented our troops trorn
making much headway and the rebels es
caped across the river at Kelly's Ford
They captured fifty of our men and we
thirty of theirs,.
Divra.- 1 --The Nashville Union says: "The
Confederates have lately been enforcing
their pet oonscription lair-4n Maury coun
ty. We learn that a Mr. Dillaha, of that
county, upon being advised ty some of
his friends to quietly submit toimpress
ment, vowed he would take his own life
before he would shoulder a rebel musket.
A few days afterward, a party of hors
were sootinng his section Liking conscripts
into the Confederate army. They came
up with Mr. Dillaha. when, being unable
to make good his escae, he drew a knife
and cut his own threat trom ear to ear.
lie died in a short time thereafter. A
fearful threat, and right fearfully was it
executed." -
By the arrival of the Africa we have
two days later news from Europe. The
last accounts from the Polish insurrection
are favorable to the Poles. Garibaldi and
Victor Hugo' have published stirring ap
peals in favor of the Polish cause, the for
mer to the Engli,h people, latter to the
Russian soldiers. Prussia has concluded a
convention with Russia for the suppression
of the insurrection. but Austria refused to
take any part is the convention, rind was
accused by Russia and Prussia of having
encouraged the outbreak of the r4,v ol ution.
—Dates from the vicinity of yicksburg
are as late as the 23d ult. The ekpedition
through Yazoo had penetrAtPti to Moon
Lake on the V-4.: Beyond that point toward
Coldwater River the rebels had temporari
ly obstructed the charnel by felling trees.
but it would soon be cleared out. A skir
mish took place there recently between a
detachment of the Fifth Iliinois cavali)
and a party of mounted Rebels, in which
the latter were routed with a lo•ts of six
killed, several wounded. and captured.
Officera of the British frigate Petrel,
from Charleston, report that the Rebels
have a strong network acro&•, the channel
to the entrance of Charleston harbor, and
that network is filled with.torpedoes de•
signed to blowup any of the Union fleet
that may attempt to enter the harbor
The reports the army of the Potomac. re 4
present the condition of the roads much
worse at any previous time. Several severe
rain storms, last week, together with the
melting of the recent snow; have affected
all thoroughfares leading back from the
river, as to render'them almost impass
able. -
—On Sunday night an•seciden! occurred
on the Penn•vlvaL,i ICe I oat caus.ed 1.)
a land slide. The engine and tender, La i :-
gage and express cars, were thrown into
ten feet of water. Two lives were 10.,t
many persons were wounded.
monwealth, which speaks for Mr Sumner.
denounces Gov. Banks as PI false man,
and demands his removal ! The N V Ti.-
bune, also dissatisfied, is laboring to pro
duce the same result.
All the usual appropriation bills
were passed - and signed by the President.
These, together with other app_ ropriations,
amount to about $1,00,000,1000.
—The New Englanders, and some from
New York and Pennsylvania, advocate
oonerion, but a is very evident that some
of the Western Sou:V.ora jecir that en their
States it cannot be carried out.
California is about to purchase arms
for 1,800 cavalry and a number of light
—Four persons have been convicted of
treason in the United States Court of In
diana, for resisting the arrest of deserters
in that State.
The reports, so current during a part, of
the week, of a great fight and loss of life
at Vicksburg, turns out to be incorrect.
The latest news we have from that quar
ter is contained in the following dis
patch from Cairo, dated the 4th inst :
" Two dredging machines had arrived,
and would be put to work on the canal
immediately. The river was rising fast.
and the water was interfering much with
the camps at the head of island No. 95.
The levees were broken, and the water
was pouring over at a fearful rate.
"Another fiat-boat had run the batter
ies at Vicksburg and was fired on by the
rebels. She was struck three times.
"A canal barge with propellors had got
through into Lake Providence. It was
pushed overland on slides, and was to be
used in exploring the Lake and neigh
boring bayous."
The story at the opening of the week,
that several gunboats had passed through
the canal, was totally unfounded.
Of Dropsy, after a long ind painful illness, in 6ne, on
the 2d last., 111fACZY HALL, &pd 22 pars and 11
Kr. H. was the father of Dr. P. Hall, and hits left be.
hind; his wits Bareks, with whom he lived 62 years, and
who is now la her 8 ith year, He mate to Erie county
in HMI, sod located near Waterford. and some years at
terwards removed to Quincy, Chau tongue county, where
he remateed until the wint,r of 'Mt, when be removed
to trio. Living beyond the tears uanally allotted to
mime, be has paired to the equyinent, of a higher and
better stets of existence.
go-gag'o gdyttliormtuto.
Th• suotoser term of this Institution will coui•
mines on Tbotsday, lb. 10th 01 April. YOillig ladies
who wish to jots t he choose In Physical Googniphy, Bo
tany or Mostal Phtlooophy, am mph-ell t• valor a. soon
as eosesatimt.
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nets., Involuntary Runasions, Schaal Debility.
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