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,MIR. PA., JANUARY, 9, 1864.
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• The tendency of many. if not most
mind; is to discouragement in relation to.
au rational future; but the Albany Argus
~ i s arming those who do not despond. It
muds our country's future greatness as
she will pass through the gloom by which
• the is at present darkened and emerge
bright and glorious as unclouded May.
The present is well adapted to alarm
• the most sanguine,. but we shill emerge
from our -present darkness. The people
'of this country. more intelligent and en
terprising than any.that ever before lived,
will pees through the present troubles and
delusions and come out sound and sane.
The tunnies= of the day will pass by.
The folly.and the wickedness of the'policy
'punned by our rulers will become appa
rent and they will be discarded. The
.PrisWide+ of civil gOvernment; M vindi
osted and eettiblished by our fathers . , will
Jive, and the widen, which they founded,
will flourish through yet unborn general
When the follies of this administration
shall have reached a climax, and the de
lusion which has veiled and defended
Meat shall have passed away, the people
will turn to the Democratic party for aid.
'and tract to its conservative hosts the de
fesice of civil liberty and personal rights.
Nothing but premature suicide on the
part of the Democracy can prevent such
a result.: That party has only to adhere
ta.'l4 time-honored principle, maintain
its, traditional devotion to the country,
and be prepared to receive power, and a
betrayed and deluded peoplo,will in•due
_ time commit to it the destiny of the na-
P - lion. Let the Democracy have faith in
the fatigue, believe in its -destiny, confide
Isslthe good.sense of the /tined= pea
pleoend bide its time. It must have the
• plitigtuogi and the self-relianeo to wait for,
events. And it, will not have to wait
Jong, for Ilu3y travel fast iu revolutionary
STA'rk 141Stil T 1111.14
The. State Legislature met at Harris
bttrg, in pursuance of the Conatitntion,
on Tuesday, the sth inst., at norm. The
lower Howse staving a majority of Repub
iicauft, MIA immedildely organized by the
election of Henry C. Johnson, of Craw
ford county, as Speaktir. The Demeerats
supported Cyrus L. Pershing, of Cambric,
an_ old member, and, ono of the ablest.
• , .Laentlemen in the State. All the other
-officers of the HO*, as a matter of
course, belong 'to the Republican party.
In the Senate there is a tie, owing to the
`absence of Major White, of Indiana, who
is s prisoner at Richmond. A number of
balloting' have been had, without euc•
odes, and it seems probable that a consid•
arable delay will takei place in the organ.:
fallen. The Democrats entiport• Heisted
Clymer, of Berke, mid the Republicans
John P. Penney, of Allegheny. Owing
to the delay in orsinising the Senate,
Gov. Cuitin had not Sent in his Annual
liesiage up• to the hete at which we went
to preil. • _
The New Coasalptlaa
During the ream Senator Wilson has
drawn up amendments to the _Conscrip
- don bill, Which are nridesslood to embody
the views of the government officials on
_ the auhject. These amendments, in brief,
strike out the second ;section of the pre
sent law. which allows exemptions to
only Nona of aidows,l fathers or mother
less children, &o. In !fact, under the new
. no one is exemptbut judges of Fed
era and State courti. All male persona
. from twenty to tort Y-live years of age,
with the exception of judges, are liable
to the draft. No subistitutes are allowed.
A drafted min must go or pay three hun
dnikdollars. In thus lattei respect the
nhaiiiench law is followed. It is very
-,p .le that this bill will pass.
Bacarrany Caul has appointed T. C.
Gallica, of Brooklyn, as a disbursing
agent of the Treasury Department in the
Week This is the; same person who,
fiecieci Democra t, ; was "loaned" $1,200
by the New York .Itepublican State•Cen
trst committee, and consented to become
the nominee of the party for speaker of
Amentbly. Henan for tho Assembly this
Wand was supported by liorace Greeley,
but ao objectionable was he deemed by
both Democrats and Republicans that he
recelied only 224 votes out of 5,500 which
were cast. If this is the sort of a man
Secretary Chase delights to honor, it is no
wonder the publio debt runs up so enor
mously. Callioot will make an admirable
• ii.ceteuines Rawanr.—On account of
the eaormous amount of work to be pre
vkaisly done, General MeMilan's report
cannot be issued for several weeks yet, 113
there. are to be twenty maps engraved for
t. .' •
The Administration, says the o,ltier,
net* a great deal of sympathy in', the
• aennution of this arduous job of getting
net McClellan's report. The labor and
. ierpiewity and embarrassment are con
,stantly magnified by tho radical. press.—
New York publisher would have it.
' /out in a week. *. 1 .
• • mums OP AMAIR-1115/11* swousts.
AMMON> Hughes, t 4( New York
• this most distinguished mime of " the
tkitholle Church in Ameries,\ breathed hip
- bat on Sunday evening at the advanced
age of 66 years. He was born In the
North of Ireland in 1798, and came to
' this country in 1817. In his death a great
and-truly-patriotiC man Is lost to the na-__
1 ,Sion; tad a divine, or illustrious piety,
seal and talents to the church.
PATIIIXT -OP BOIISTIZII.--T6ere is _but
• little dobbt that, action will be taken by
, which the time -fixed for the , expiration
of poymetit of bounties; will be extended
to•the lot of February. And probably lon
ger. "Tbo Republican limier* iriiiinxious
_ Nereid a draft, not because they awe for
the Mares or =Aired of the people. but
on aeoountol the political infiu
• .IMea II wig-bine.
Aioutheak is anticipated in Th ings.
;74 whore a revolutionary manifesto has
plecanhal, in the principal 'fawns.
K. $b waa believed to be at the head
of the 'movement; _
rsis COMIIVIATION WVND.
The ocitiatrrutstion fund, derived from
the late' draft, in amount upwards of
$12;000,000, has already bean expended
by the War Department, Aim:keg. account,
rendered. It is suppesotthatit has beei
used to facilitate recilitiiAng, by, the pay=
ment of bounties, preinigenn, &o z. On this
supposition Congress •frested when, remit.
ly, the bill appropriating twenty millions
for the same. purpose was passed at the
urgent request of
. the Secretary of War.
But. will the people teat satisfied on any
Such flimsy ground,? They..have anainte
rest tartlet large fund, wrung from the
toil of their hands and the sweat of their
faces, and mo mere conjecture on the part
of Congress that it has been legally and
properly expended ought to prevent them
from. demanding of their representatives
a searching investigation. •Any attempt
tp stifle inquiry will be eqnsidered an
avowal of guilt, and the public judgment
will add $12,000,000- more to the hundreds
of millions which this administration has
squandered amot_ig its corrupt favorites,
or stolen and appropriated to their own
It is instructive to read thealel-ate upon
the $20,000,000 bill while undereensider
atien in Committee of the Whole on the
State of the Union. General Garfield—
who has left the field temporarily to serve
the Abolition cause in Congress—in the
course of remarks intended to throw
light, upon the subject, said he was
dined to believe that the money already re
ceived fOr commutation . has been paid
out for the volunteering service ; he was
not oat that it was so, bor would tie un
dertake to decide whether the money has'
been 'properly or kgally paid.. These are
the remarks of a political partizan of the
administration, a member of the Military
Commit*, and • tiey'sbow the loovi way
in which transactions involving The ex
pehditure:of Millions of money are con
ducted by the men in power. We have
not room at. present for the whole debate
—which we shall sometime endeavor to
publish—and close with an extract from
the remarks of Mr. Brooks, a representa
tive from New York city. Replying to
General Schenck and others, who inti
mated that the intention of DemOcrats
was to throw obstacles in the way of the
hill, Mr. Brooks said :
"If I winter to oppose the gentlemen
on the other side 6 . 1 the House, and to
'break driwn their partY; I would give
them full length in all of their appropri
ations ; I would pour forth upon them
millions upon millions, until commerce
wan FO expanded that their Treasury
notes would not berworth as much a 9 the
assignats of Franco, or the Continental
notes of the old Revolution. .* * *
Here are $10,000,000 afloat, pronounced
so to be by the Secretary of War. The
amount known to be received an commu
tation money is $12,000,000, and perhaps
going on to fifteen or twenty milli ms.
Where in it? Who. knows? Who can
tell? In whose pocket is it? Who bai
appropriated it? What representative of
the . people 'has voted to appropriate it ?
Where are those twelve or fifteen million
dollars? I have not only a right to know,
but every gentleman on the other side of
the House bat a right to know where this
money is.. • * * * I desire to know,
and I mean to know, if- the' rules and
orders of this House will permit it, where
every dollar of the publio money is
This is the right spirit, , and we trust
that not only Mr. Brooks, but the people
at large, notwithstanding the secrecy in
which the administration seeks to cover
up its frauds and corruptions, will be
enabled, before long, to ferret them all
out, and ascertain ""where every dollar of
the public money" has gone.
'ME LIVE OF THE CONSTITUTION.
"The Union line only In the Constitution."—Thus.
As this sentiment has been-the key-note
of all the utterances of the World since it
assumed to speak for the Democratic party
it must be difficult for the readers of the
The to determine whether that journal
has become Copperhead or whethei the
World has never been disloyal, as it has so
frequently and Wifely charged.
The Eepublican theory of a Constitution
recalls the answer of the English bishop
to an 'se t tlers, seeker of religious truths:
"Pray, my lord, ie it not difficult to trace
the exact line between orthodoxy and
heterodoxy I" "Not at all, nothing can be
more simple. Orthodoxy is my dory, and
heterodoxy is any other man's doxY',
What is the Constitution ? asks the citi
zen. Whatever we wish it to be, is the
answer of the Republican party. Upon
all questions of doubtful constitutional
rights, says the President, we divide into
majorities and minorities. But what con
stitutional rights aro doubtful? asks the
inquirer after truth. Palpably the answer
must be, whatever a pariy wishes to doubt.
Thins, practically,"as the law of England
lapin the conolusions of the judges, the
Coistitution lies in the will of the xtusjor
ity. In other words, a written constitu
tion is no constitution at all. This mon
strous fallacy is ruling these United States
at this moment, as it haii ruled them for
nearly three years, and the people seem
incapable of being awakened to the inev
itable results of its continued rule.. Every
now and then, a a sick sleeper opens his
eyes for a moment and then relapses into
his feverish slumber, some Republican pa
per, leaving the beaten way of vitupera
tion, attempts argument, and for a mo
ment is alive to the great blessing it had
once, and has rejected ; but it dares not
pursue its own train of thought to a oon
elusion, and abruptly turns off with an
allusion to war powers which supercede
all rights of all sorts.
A =Limey be a very good man, and
very sincere, self-sacrificing patriot, and a
very bad reaoner. The British statesmen
who undertook to tax the colonies believed;
In the right to tax, in the expediency- if
taxing, in the justice of taxation. They
meant well for England, but they saddled
her with a debt of four hundred millions
of dollars; they sundered the colonies
from her and awed great suffering and ,
loft of life. Their motives were pure, but
their logic was bad, and political COMM.
aisles always suffer' more from the atupidi
.ly of goed-nse4 thzurfrom the wickedness
of bad men. The reason is clear. Wick
edness is soon seen and guarded again's*. ; I
but stupidity,like's malarious atmosphere,
potions goodness. itself.
The fallacy which lies in the principle
of the Republican party was 'not only
dangerous In the beginning, is dangerous'
now, but mast bo dangerous in All 'time.
It is far more fatal than the principle of
.just EIS . an absolute enacting
power is far more hoitile to liberty than
an absolute veto power.
The path to peace liaS been dititinct and
clear from the beginning of this war, but .
it cannot be trod by thejlepublican party.
Into it a R.spablican cannot enter. He
may attain it as the Romans (Ad, "makes,
solifu# and call it peacie,7, but in no other
mannOe. So long as that Party insist up
on not merely adthinistering the • govern
ment,_but.upon determining the rights-of
another section, so long inu..t.war go on
to the - subjugation of flip one combatant
or the exhaustion of both.l It cannot be
avoided nor averted . -the dreams of
peace which men havet : so chor4heil, hop
ing against hope, for mouth after month",
will vanish as do other] visions. From the
three years past questions -present them
selves to the people of the United States
winch wilt be answered. and cannot be
dodged. Will you have'a government la
which minorities havono rights; or one in
which they have ? If you prefer the tatter,
how will you secure these rights ?—N. F.
Tag Ilarrisburg correspondent of the
Chambersburg Iteposilory, writing under
date of Deo. 28, perpetrates the following
ingenious specimen of: sarcasm :
'Gov. Curtin wont Ito New' York lest
. to remain some days under the care
of his surgeon. Ho I was much broken..
doWil by the late exluipsting tut brilliant con
test, and he needs medical care - and repose
before lie enters upon the incisscint labors 111-..
cident to the session cif the Legislature t I
Ile is not in a condition of health that
should necessarily create alarm ; but he
sadly needs rest! ! ! "
The italics and exel l ainations, it i=l pro
per to say, pre ours. J
Tux Tribune complains that the personal
pronoun "I" occurrelsonteurh4 too ,often
in a portion of General McClel bin's report,
which has recontly bcjen pabliShr.4. The
Boston Oruri,x • ha 6 [icon e.uri,tus enough
to count the "I's" in' the 41neutnent crit
icised, and to compare it with a speech
delivered by Mr-: llor.iee (freely at Cooper
InAtitute lately. It fihds tqat Mr. Greely
uses "I" fifteen titac,i4 in sixty-lour lines,
while General McClellan uses it, only elev
en times in fifty seven lines. ;This, how
ever, lan small husine's, Mr. 'Greely had
hotter mind his P'a and
• TIM severe -cold weather al the com
mencement •nf the
. I rtinears to
have extended .over the whale country
bordering nil the Rninhcrt I shore of •the
Lakes, and nt mmt : plners was nt tendei
by a considerable ran' of ,noty. In Mil.
*ankh., the t liernifirn (ger on the . Ist
stood at . :it tlttiiee, t.low zorlt.
T HE e ,iii or o r our 11.1 , publipui
euteittpor:triei Pays, '•I! there iv anytiiitt4
- meaner than Liolfoenism. wo
stould Ilke to ewe atlii Tlu ed
itor will "sce it" by lgoking 111 his,glitaii.
fRn lonto cont;ibutions t i this department of the 01,
server - front perrn4 of LTRIll" ithfult. of as,
political or iitharwise,—lt beitrg , underatood, of rourso,
that tho, F.:litror is In no way 14 be held responsible for the
views orstAtements of his correspondent*. All art - tries,
to smut, ingert inn, mast be accompanied by the real name
of the author.]
The Lecture of "Eilmoud Kirke."
Written for the Erie Observer.] ' - .
Abolition fanaticisni has many different.
and remarkable phases. Without recap
itulating the minor phenomena, wo may
briefly name the Hypocritical, the Jaco
binical, the Progressive and the gharissu
cal. The admirers of psycologiftTpagme.
mena have had an opportunity-of,wfiaes
sing. the Pharisaical phase of this singular
and alarming lunacy,' and the subject vvho,
was employed on 'Tuesday evening, to
give 'an 'exemplication of it in public,
performed his duty in a manner hard to
he excelled.. i
The Pharisaic idee,i "Stand back; I am
holier than thou," was personified in the"
shape of 'a person who calls himself "Ed
mond Kirke," and who. has added to the
.valuable stock of Abc;lition literature one
or two books in which the most egregious
and palpable falsehoods are: told with a
degree of unblushing impudence un.
ecpialed before even by Abolition falsifiers.
The book "Among the Pines" is a collec
tion of the most absurd, monstrous and
improbable stories to be found outside of
those blood and thunder novels in which
the characters in succession' shoot, stab
and poison each other off the stage in
total disregard of common probabilities,
as well a; of morals.. As a, literary pro
duction it is silly trash. As a pretended re
lation of incidents ofi Southern life and
of Southern manners,:it is entitled to as
much credit as Gulliver's Travels or Mun
thausen's Tales. Iv
- His-lecture is an abridgment and re
hash of his book, and 'both stamp him as
one of those adventurers who having in
time of peace partaken of Southern hos
pitality, and filled his pockets with South
ern gold, prostituted his - pen and his
tongue to the higher bid of Abolitionism,
and taking advantago of the excitement
of-the public mind at the North forthwith
•launched books and lectures upon the
tide 'oft fanaticism. ,We should judge
from the spirit of truckling subserviency
that he displays, that Should Mr. Kirke's
native Now England conclude during his
lifetime to whip Pennsylvania into sub
jection to her "moral ideas," this shallow
scribbler might be expected to be - heard
from in a book—perhaps "Among the
Hemlocks," in which he would expatiate
with his usual truth upon the - barbarism
and ignorance of -the people of this State,
and land to fhe skies? the superior holi
ness and virtue of Nev; England.
Mr. Kirke evidently; made a nice esti
mate Of Abolition intelligence, or he
would not have dared to stand up with
brazen face and attempt to impose upon
his' audience with such dis gusting false
hoods. i .
Such a class of persons as he calls the .
"mean whites" exist neither in.the South:
ern States nor in any other part of the
civilized world. • In hii remarks upon the
remaining classes, ho was, strange to say,
candid enough to admit that they were
the "rough material" for good citizens,.
but they needed " civilizing" upon the
New England plan. They needed "loyal"
newspapers among them like the Nash
ville Union, a most miserable Abolition
sheet that does net circulate outside the
- city of Nashville and the Federal armies.
They, needed "loyal" publications to •be
distributed among them by "loyal" so
This nice specimen of New; England ar- - .
raganee, and Pharisaiem, had better bo
told that the Northern people can no
longer be deceived - by. thli systematic
abuse of their fellow-enlzens of the South.
The country that has produced a race of
statesmen and patriots that ere the pride
of the whole nation—that has produced
hundreds of thousandsof brave soldiers,
many of whom have fought ;side by side
with their Northern •eouritrymen upon
honorable fields—that I have: given birth
1 to generals that are certainly, skilful, and
', developed resources within it self that are
the astonishment of the world—has made
a record of fame that such paltry tra
ducers as this Kirke, will strife-in vain to
We soggeet_to, this gentleman that be
take a new subject for his lecture at wine
of rinse; — for instance, f' The Mean
Whites of Boston and vicinity." We be
lieve that the humanitarians who drastic
in an'd swallowed Ids! monstrous false-
hoods concerning Southern society i would
erect with rapturous applause n truthful
account of the recent developments in
the Suffolk County,Messachusetts, House
of Refuge. They would; b 0 "alternalely
moved topityand. , intikeitlott as ho re
counted bow yokiingVpilli'fited lads were
forced to • batlielis .sine ofwedity in
each others pteseascik And When-- he told
how a young Imams (White) was whipped
with a common 'Wagoners whip until the
marks vrerer.drift - upon bei—shozdders, rie
think they would immediately , organize
_to carry christian cttrilization
upon the point of, the bayimetdo that be
nighted city BostOn—for thin, was the le
gitimate nequeneerot 7 MPt Kirke's!
And it was,,,a . a.2,l;tip,as,,if he_h3dtAblt in
words that lie wished' the be nighted
South, which he described civilized by
muskets and reformed by cannon.
The women rarely wear shoos and
stockings this fellow asserted, therefore
shoot them .or their husbands and.bro
tilers t lie men use tobacco, that:fore
shriet them ; they drink mean whiskey,
therefore imprison !beim and steal their
property-; they swear,
therefore slay them ;
they see proper to live in log 'Nausea,
therefore burn them over their heads; they
whip their; servants,•thereforc lake them
away from them, put grins iii their hands
end tell thein to shoot- their masters, or
ho killed themselves. Oh, what Chris
tianity, what Religion, what "civilise
(intl.". what " progress I"
• List of Traverse Jurors.
Fir Court of Conamoti Peas to he h.ld !net Mon
• day in 'fax , 1864.
John 0 Baker, nose's Billings, Pldnene
Crouch, Cha.s Lynch, Wtn V( Love, I' Ji Nor-
Cross, 0 IV F Stierwin„Jobn,F Appletice, Wm
1. Catlin, It S Loomis, Timothy Butler, Ofin
Chapin, Allen Janes, Jesso Trisciatt; Wm I'
McCrea; Wm 1' Brown, E W Baoklin, Josiah
Carter, Geo Cowden, Win Ihll , Wm Ward,
Wilson Moore, Gilbert Osborn, Isaac C Thom
as. Chas Billings, Robert Nesbitt, Edward
Williams, Chauncey Mirble, John Beaumont,
larsons Keep, Watson Porter, C 41 , Pelton;
Ahuer Scott, P 1) Flowers. Edwin .IVbitiisireC
lAst of Grand Jurors.
Ar a Court al Oyer and Terndne; 'lst !Monday
in February, 1 fiti4z.7
Wm S Brown, Geo lto - yee, .Jas'Orny, John
Cook, Win Henry.J 'john
ton, James llampso - n, J K Sirtfford,
Jones, J M Jenkins, Nothnn Rathbun, Phil
ander alitlor, Lrster Foot, Orval finrlbn, 10.
lrinh Ilaytniver, Chat "Shaffer; L 11 1)eWolf,
Geo CI ritley, Lsnal Silverthorn, Samuel
-I•tnd, Townsen4 Webster, 1' Waxier, Ahner
I.lst of Traverse Jurors.
Richard Du , Hey, D P Ensign, JO9
lav LI Finch, • Jnn Smith, Silas E Teel,
Olvincns - Ilitsick, John Ilerst,.N Clark, .4:leo A
Nonh•llershey, Win DNiektiNcin, Geo
FtrWon I, Sainnel E Zuck, A H BICCIN, Thotniti
Elliott, Sylvester J Nash, Jared Fox, Edwin
[(ltch, Win i 1 Ilulktiap„ P,rry \let;rea„ Cl.tr•
Sho•rwoo4, Alex 8111)parC., Wni
son, ralron Aetisr,n, .11in lienneay, John
I,vtle, Calvin I: liayo.'lla - rxin Flo:fora. 11lIgh
NiclV tni Henry \l tit :1,414n, Gent's' Yon.
I).tn i 1. 1 110i4, Jus 1' Silverthoriy, Samuel II
Wtshhurn, Win Er,ivrn, Adam ;Doi( z, (1
glins Itiett, DaniellWinelietiter, 11. L
Deena., Clrirlrs Paul, J Ticknor, Zack
Titoin.L4 Jr, Jai Weldon, I) U I; Juo
Dunn, .Tai Palmer. •
&mitres S‘1„;:a -=Chi Sheriff offer= ta
sell, nt publics v.tr.
, at, the 1:1111. -llousrt, on
Saturday . , plan. 4otts., lho following property
'Farm of in°. S. lkivison, tp
tontainial Ann , 7. neroi of land Morf or
les4, and trtrio.; erected thoroon ono frame
dwelling lions , ' and frump barn, out houses,
shod:►, Sr.e,--Sait of Holden Church.
Farm of Wm. and Itnaocll [towel'. in Ws- .
terford tp., coutaitting 150 nerev, witlt - frame
house and barn—at suit of Jo°. W. Campbell,
Adm. of Eloazor . Allen. ,
Land of P.. 8. Woolley. in Greene Cp.-2
traoto,ono - 60 and one IS acme, the latter
with finale , dwelling house, barn and other
oat-bnildinga - -at snit. of Nailer & Warren.
Tract of Isaac Frey, in McKean, 'containing
about 11 acres—at ( suit of - Jared B. Morey. !
Lots and buildings of Jehn Marvin, in Wa
terton' boro.—at suit. of llulbutt Thoutati,
use of J. L. Cook.
if the money In not pni•l immediately after
the property is struck off, it. win bt Tut up
again mail resold. awl the original par - chaser
hehl responsible fur any loss,
Law of Newspapers.
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tice to the contrary aro considered as wisbiag
to continue their subscriptions.
2.. If subscribers order their paper discon
tinued, publishers may continue to send them
until arrearages aro paid.
3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to take
their papers from the office to which they arti
directed; they are hold responsible rintrl they
have settled their bilis .and brdereditheir . paf
pets discontinued. . •
4. If subscribers move lo'other places with
omit informing the publisher. and pairs are
sent to the former direction, They are renpon-,
G. The Cotirta have decided that refusing
to take papers from the office, or 'removing
and leaving Mein 'uncalled for is ample 'evil:
device of intentional fraud.
C. Postmasters neglecting to Alto rnosoii: 7 ,
able notice papers not taken, Ipm thfir
office, are liable,_to. the publisher for their
7. Persons takinsfrom the post , office eds-
era' numbers of e . nir papa' sent them by the.
publisher, may bo considered subscribers_
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goa., The Atlantic Monthly forJanuary,lBq4,
is a capital number,'as the following table of
contents, with the names of the contributors,
will show: Gov: John Winthrop in England,
by George E. Ellis ; The Planting of the Ap
ple Tree, by William Callen Bryant; Ray, by
Harriet E. Prescott; House and Home Papers,
by Harriet Beecher Stowe ; Three Cantos:of
Dante's "Paratliie," by Henry,Wl Longfellow;
External appearanCes of Glaciers, by Louis
Agassiz ; Stephen Yarrow--a Christmas Miry
—by the author of "Lilo in the Iron Mills;"
Memorim PosituM. by James Russell Low 1;
My Book, by Gail Hamilton ; The Minis er
Plenipotentiary; by Oliver WentloSll Heim 5 ;
The Beginning of the End, by C. C. 11 e
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RAVI= Ftsny.—A . person who signs hint.
eelt "B. B. Gait," writes from this county.
the rAffsli) Coukier the following. Will not
gotio of our Edinboro friends let us hair's s
little further information on the subject?
Franklin, Erie Co.„,Pa., Jan. y.
Tho ushering is of the year 1861, tolls me
winter bowed, tin •this out of the war place,
where King .40 Frost reigns withimta.riVal,
both on land and in water. - Titers is a smell
lake near Edlnhere, u few ninety (rota kere t
covering about two hundred *ere* which
froze over so suddenly, that. the fishes has
not ;time to dire below, but were frozen in
the ice, and the good peoplif of thw Borotigh
are feasting on fresh ash.. Bush* of them
hating been out froth the lee to -day.- This
story may.sonnd - a little fishy, btft nerverthci:
les sit Is literally true. Ifoplizgl-ci get out of
th is frozen co g ; try on the fi rst 'indication of
o thaw, Ire u, youra,respesstolly.
Mr. Robert E. O'Brien -Me been, 4-
pointed Resident Engineer: of this Divisimi of
the Phil& $t Erie 11. IL. We le a pleasint,
ent7prising and talented - gezuJetnan, sttir nit
who are iieviOnled ir4h hinr
titled by his end -lack. t
set. /nip Lowrie, late of the Supreme
beach, hap resumed the printlei of the bar in,
i , 1
I. A-!,tne for* four yeir old Colt will
take-plapwat Babbitt's saloon, on TuoidnY.
the 14th laid. . !
ser 1115 reported that the membeis of
Park church intend erecting a parsonage (Inv-
ing the coming summer.
.ger The name of Capt. (lilies, of (he
145th regiment, appears in a list of dismissed
doers Published in' the rribtute;, but the cause
girls dismissal is not given.
. ,Nifr The most profitable. Position that a
man ,can occupy in these days, is that Of a
"War Democrat," supporting the Administra •
!ion. They nearly all gee olficre or contracts.
wid r tips. Curtin has aPpointed the follow-
in* persons Notaries Public for this county :
8.8. Spencer, Erie; E. D. Snederlin, Union ;
E. Foieman, Corry; Eugene Wright, Corry.
gro"' The hat DitpateBl contains the vale
dictory address of Mr. Young, who has sold
the establishment to D. F. if. tynn, Esq., who
has been connected.withi the paper as local
editor ever "since it was started.
air "Douglas Benson this city, has so-.
Coptcd the Position of clOk toi Capt. Stevens,
va hoard the monitor Patapsco, now. lying in
front of Charleston. lle!left for the scene of
iie duties on Thursday night;
indr; We are pleased :to nbsorre that the
Ladies' Aid Society has. taken measures to
provide the poor families of the city with
clothing and support.. !Pions 'what wo have
!)een told, we - judge there Is Considerable Nur
turing in the aommunityl -
• mg. The Dunkirk Union rya the strike of
`wpilditgmen In that village was "not, for
higher wagc , t, hut because the Railway Com
-pany.;gave employment Ito A couple -of men
who did not belong to thd (workingmen's)
Oar : . The Grand Unicin Ball and Oyster
Semler to be given at NStioUal Hall, on Wed
i2ettdity'tivisnlng text,' premiges to be . an un
usuallypleasant. and largelY attended affair:
The nanagers are men Who will spare no ef
forts M make the enterteinteent an agreeable
one flse . all Who, are present.
ggrg„..Pred. H. Braggitts, Esq., has disposed
of his interest in the Coitnealuville Record to
Messrs. J: E. &W. Hopei:L. Mr. Bragging
was a . courteous and enterprising editor, and
we regret to lose him ;from the ranks. 'We
extend our best wishes to the new editors in
everything but polities. •
ma,. We call attentieit to the time table of
the Erie & Pittsburg IL IL ie another column.
Trainterun regularly to lSharon, a distance of
62. maw( from this city. The road is now,
under the management of B 1 N. Brown, Esq.,
Sulierintendent of the ;BuTolo & Erie road,
one of the beat railroadlmee in the country.
gee' It is reported that three of the high
eat engineers in the navy have reported in
favor of the use of petrolettM in the place of
coal for - the generation ;of steam in the navy.
' It is said that Astearner can be kept at sea,
under steam, three time as long with an equal
weight of oil, as compaed With coal.
- stg9„, la,the State Seeate,lat Harrisburg, on
tho*Lth inst., Mr. Lowry "proposed that a
Committee be delegated 4,9 request Jeff. Davis
to release Senator White, of Indiana county,
in order to organise the Legislature, But as
au amendment was substituted to make Mr.
Lowry the Committee the' motion was With,
Da. During the stet* on Thursday nigh
of last week, the dry 'dock of Mr. William
Loomis was drifted from its moorings, and
carried into shallow water. Considerable ex
pease will be required to return it to its
former position. Mr.. Loomis is one of oar
most industrious and enterprising younimen,
and deserves the encouragement of the public.
iggi. Pensions, Bounties, Arrears of Pay,
&eh, can be procured by the Widows, Orphans,
and next of kin of those who have died in the
service of the United States; also, by Soldiers
and Seamen who are disabled by wounds re
ceived er disease eontraeted,.upon application
to G. P. Ostrenist, Licensed Military and
Naval Cliim Agent. Office in the Common;
Council Boom, Wright's Block, corner State
and Fifth etc., (under the Dispatch office,)
Erie, Pa. 7-y
Nil - Thomas .1. Dunlap, of this city, has
been appointed Ensign in the Navy-a posi
tion ho was obliged to resign some time ago,
Owing twill healtii. His! petition was signed
by all the leading public 'officers of this city,
and !pro strong testimony to his "loyalty,"
courage and mine as an ;officer. lie left for
New York•on Wednesday,l, and will ba assigned
duty on a seagoing vessel. We wish him. a
pleasant voyage, and rapid promotion.
gar. Reader, did you ;know that every col:.
umn of a newspaper contains from tea to
twenty thousand pieces of metal, the misplao:
log of any one ofwhich would cause a blunder
or typographical error t i With this curious
fact before you, don't yon wonder at the gni
oral accuracy of newspapers ? Knowing this
to be_the tact, you will he disposed, we hope,
to excuse rather than . magnify errors' of the
lel. The Lyceum of thig• village wasyer-
manently organized last Wednesday evening,
under the name of the Corry City Institute,
by the election of, S. Rockwood, Esq., Prost
deat, .T.' E. Larkin, Sef 4 ; y and P. Colegrovo,
Treasurer. • The sessiona are held on every
Saturday, and on each alternate Wednesday
evening. There are at Preeent twenty-two
members, viz s sixteen gentlemen and five
ladies. Thq subject to be discussed, next Sat
urday evening is ""Resolved that Capital Pun
ishment should be Abolished." The speakers
selected on the affirmative are' Rockwood,
Stebbini,. Wright, and Batas; on the negative,
Mr. Back, Larkin, Sanders, Bowen and Os
r eEr We call attention I to the fact that the
next lecture in the course', will be delivered on
Monday - evening next, by; B. F. Taylor, the
printer poet of the West. Mr: Taylor's lecture
labt year was adutlUedlyrhe best of the sea
son, and the impression he left on the mind
of the public is such se can hardly fail to
give him a crowded house! His 'abject is one
of the most interesting that could be selected,
—"Lifb in the Anny,"--and we do not believe,
from Mr. Taylor's well known character for
fairness and just literary discrimination, that he
will mix polities up with It in any way.
gig. The Meadville Journal is, respectfully
informed that neither Judge Pettis, nor say
of his personal or political friends, suggested,
dictated or bad anything whatever to do with
the kw lines contained in the Observer, several
weeks ago, referring to its denunciations of
that gentleman and other officers of the Ad
ministration We have nb aequaintanee with
Judge Pettis, newer recoiled any other than
a business letter from him; and are not aware
that any of his friends have, ever spoken a
word to us about his difficulty with the edi-
Lori of the Jo;trttol: We have formed our im •
preisions of Judge Pettis entirely from the
attacks upon him in that" paper; and if the
editors of the Jourial had the slightest vont,
mon sense they would know that the public
can see plainly the motives which induce
their: violent personal assaults upon him, and
glie - them due spresehAloii. •
gee It is a subject of remark with \ all our
eichallgos that neither Christmas nor Nea
Year's was ever before celebrated Inge gaily
and expensively in their respective localities.
The dealers in holiday goods were especially
auctaseisful ibis season, and claim t;o'have done
a larger .trade than on any previouo year.
No stranger wohid possibly suspect, from the
extravagance which everywhere prevails, that
we are in the midst of one of the Most ter
rible wars that history has reaorded.
Or At the regular meeting of the Ladies'
Aii Society on IVedneeday afternoon of last
week, a 'resolution 'was adopted tippro Print ng
$6OO of- the funds- in the hands of the Trea
surer for distribution among destiLato;families
of soldiers in the city. A. Csmmittle con!
siding of the following named indica, watt
appointed for the purpose of distribui lug the
money as it may, (rum - time to titn.t, ' be need
ed: Mrs. I. II dira, Mrs. P. Mototlf, Mrs.
Wm. A: Bruit's, Mrs. C. MoSparren, N r lrs.
s a y- We hear it rumored ithout the street,4,
that a mysterious meeting or leading Repute.
lit= officials was held at the private room of
Judge Scofield, in BroWn's' several
days ago,, at which a programme Jur next
fill's campaign was talked over and deobleir
t lt is commonly understoodi that the
arrangement is that Judge Scofield is to go
back to Congress, and Mr. Lowry to the
BeL., The Warren Ledger, Democrittic, criL
icises the 'educe of Rev. Dr. Porrster, re"-_
,cently delivered in that village, with COli:
siderable severity,, pronouncing it la violent
Abolition production. The Mail, Rtipublican,
on the contrary, warmly defends it, land says
it met with the most general favor or any that.
Whiten heard therb during the present ;Ma
ipbr The Crawford Journal'says of Edmund
Kirke's lecture in that place: "To those who
have read 'Among the Pines,' and ()titter writ
ings of the lecturer, it is needless tat say that
he 111 1 a capital slaiy 61ei." Our co emporary
hit the mark that time.
air Our neighbor of the ette must
have been in one of his wittiest moi)ds, when
he wrote of the Buffalo Express, that it
-one of the best conducted, most - i *eating
and reliable of Union neisp,spers.'
gralr;The Carriers of the-Obserr i r request
us to return their thanks t& the public for
their very liberal patronage on New Year's—
a liberality which far exceeded either their
or our expectations:
fle.„ Col. C. li. Curtis, of Warren, having
received-the appointment of Provos Marshal,
in place of Col. 'Campbell, resigned, the
office will, probably, soon he rpmoveil to
air The Observer may alvNya! be foun
for sale, immediately after publication, nt the
news stand of Ny. May, in the Post office,
and at the bookstore. of Mr. Ensign, Brown's
WAUNINO ro 13083IPIRS.—A case 11111, tried
at the last session of 'the Court lield in this
city, which, although it has been noticed in a
local cotemporary, we deem worthy of still
further notice, as a warning to that large class
of every community whose especial delight
appears to be in slandering and running down
the oharacters of their neiOtbors. The action
was one of slander, brought by John Murray
against Joseph Boughton, for circulating a
false and malicious' report about ;Miss Henri
eUa Murray, the former's ifaughter. All the
parties hail from Girard tp., and Boughton
and the Hurrays are close neighbors. The
former is an old man. The evidence showed
that he had told a relative of Miss Murray's
that she had been guilty of iMproper conduct
and given birth to an illegitifnate child:
The story soon reached the ears of the parents,
and upon one of them calling on Boughton he
is alleged to have repeated it in an offensive
manner, adding that it "could be proved by
half-a-dozen witnesses." troughtOn in defence
claimed that ho did not originate the report,
and only reiterated what had been told him
by othert. Mr. Woodruffcondleted the case
for plaintiff and Mr . Walker for defendant,—
The Jury were oat less than an hour, when
they returnect a verdict of one iltousand dol
lars against Boughton."
In connection with this case, wo chn make
no better comments than the remarks of an
As ITEM V/111CD IVEET MAN ..DOULD READ.
—We have probably all of' us met with instan
ces in which a word heedlessly spoken against
the reputation of a female has been magnified
by MaHelms minds until the cloud has become
dark enough to overshadow her whole exist
ence. To those :who are acFstomed—not
necessarily from bad motives, but from tho't
lessness—to speak lightly of females, we rec
ommend these "hints" as worthy of consider
ation: " Never use a lady's name in an
improper place, at an improper time, or in
mixed company. . Never male assertions
about her that you think are untrue, or allu
sions that you feel she herself would blush to
hear. When you meet with men who do not
:sikenile to Make use' of a woman's name in a
Saltless and unprinelpied manner, shun them,
for they,are the very worst members of soci
ety, lost to every' sentiment of honor—every
feeling 'of ,litimanity. Many ;a good and
worthy woman's character haa been forever
ruined and' her heart broken by, a lie. manu
factured by some villain and repeated where
it - should not hive been, and in the presence
of those whose little judgment could not
deter them 'from circulating :the foul and
bragging report. A slander ie soon propaga
ted and the smallest thing derogatory to a
woman's character will try on the wings of the
wind, and magnify m it circul ates , until its
monstrous weight crushes the }peer, uncdn
scions victim`. Respect the name of woman,
Tor your mothers and sisteriare women ; and
as you - would have their fair names untarnished
and their lives unembittered byl the blander
er's biting tongue, heed'tho 11l that your own
words may bring upon the mother, the sister,
or the wife of some fellow creature."
COLD WlATalit—the weather on the Ist
and 2d days of the present month was, with.
out exception, the most severely cold we have
ever seen in this locality: . Om the evening
before New Year's a heavy wind, arose. driving
the water in the Lake with great fury to
wards its lower end, and completely clearing
it of ice in Trout of this city. But little-or
no damage, however, was done to the vessels'
in our harbor. though a great deal of mischief
occurred at Buffalo and' Dunkirk. On 'the
morning of New Year's the, tlieometer stood
. one put uf the oily at - 2 egreei below
zero, and in another portion a 3. The cold
eon' tinned to increase daring the day, and in
the evening the thermometer was 3 degrees
lower. So intensely piercing I was the wea
ther that comparatively few People ventured
upon the streets, and the city looked almost
like a pines deserted. On Saturday the cold•
had slightly increased, and tbo thermometer
stood 5 below zero in doors, aid from 7 to 10
out ordoors, according to the ocality. Busi
iota was nearly entirely suspended,p the
country people wisely kept at their homes,
and everybody found as raucaa they could
40, in endeavoring to keep th mselves• warm.
The workmen at our office endeavored to per
form their, usual duties, but, although we
generally find it eel, to keep the building
warm, they could only remain at their places
a comparatively) brief portion of the day, the
rest of the time being employed in hugging
the stove to thaw out their half frozen, bodies.
Saturday evening .brought with it a slight
mo , lviation, awl tlv! ~,
rJ r&' uatti Monday foruuor,,, •
et 18 above zero, a eilll4 ,
The oldest inirvhitant oc:t
more thar..one ye ir
bitter iu -
tifte genttlem tn try] it,
within the fast P 1 ye uy
her the ex tol .1 g
woe 20 elegreea before z••r
on the eetne t 1 ty, it w ,
sympathize until' him i!I ia,•
never wi , .per
route avid, )•.•i. vc; .1
wo haVa ju , l p.1,.i.! , 1 I
, Ileterding 16.5 p
hu-ines:4 intere4%- •it
"city." The plle,aanii e• ;7'2;1
It his 4., olifForeitt •
c?lnprising 4 1tu,;e1.4. 1 1. L1,1,1:1 f ,
istoicm, 1 printing otlice, ,til
of which is among
dry goods, grocery; nhoc and 11%Nw l
" The miesse , l va!ur t
$77,104, of personal proper . ;
pition and manual labor $7,167 t
2tni. These tire the prozent fa,:•
Negs," about. our 'busitiezi'.
our friends not t) reuvernlJ:o.
for any length of Gino, for tLy
correct for over six mon.b4t
population and business are
two years and a-half.
was but ono house in Corry." Te.].
further, "we expect soon Coal t•
in the county will equal our, ,o
elements of proverity," an eN,
'which we fear that our friends ol
belloomed tq dis►ppointrnent.
Mallory, rebel SeCretaiy of the Nav
full confirmation of the statements
pfiblished concerning the plot to
rebel prisoners ou Johnson's Island.
twig reports as follows :
"During the months of July au
sent twenty-seven commissionci
forty trustworthy petty officers t
Province's, with orders to organa.
lion and cooperate; with army
attempt to release .the Confedern.
confined on Johnson's 1.11n , 1, i-: 1.
From ttme to time J learned that :a
ments made were such 11.4 to en tr
complete success. A large amwm:
had been expended, and just
naval effmers were about to
dition the English authoritie4 c.
Lion to tho enemy and thu-;
execution of one of the be , t tehri
prises of the present war." -
"CIVIL" failOWl ,
net. down for trial at. the Court r
this city, commencirl; on the ! I ,
J. B. Caldwell, et ul, vs .I;:eagly.
Commerce vs 'Marvin; Syne
Same; A. T. Marsh vs. W. .1
vs Joseph Sill: Boa - r,iman v- 1,11!)
Miller; J. Fritts v: A. Moore; 1-1
Silaißemis; L. .1. Griffin vs .1
Linastey vs V. Stein; Use et I ).ivcr
Wing; Jacobi vs Vette; Aldermy,
Jostlen, et ai; J. B. Bull & co. v,
11. Jolinson; McConnell S. Wife v
itiite; Use of Gregory vs Kelley; L.
Perry; G. Jameston vs .las. Sill: U.!
vs Bennett; E. Gore vs J. Fieliinger:
vs Suerken, et al; Isaac lie=s vs T4c
McClure v PA. Central It. E.
vs Fool; Caughey vs Ilall.
No. EvaiTto) —The
list:ef•thc nutulJer of
this county, on the pre.
of the sth trty of
Erie, East Ward,
Erie, Wog si
Girard do 17
Franklin do 4
Union d 0:......... ..:.
North East do
FROZE TO OSATII.—T-tiro bre.akinen
Creek road, says the Meadville
frozen to death on Friday night
remained at their pos.t of duty ttut:
'fished. One of the men fell froze
train. The other was found in a s
Lure on the car, leaning on 4 titx 7 ,k.
the train stopped at Corry; nn I
few minutes after being carried
ticin house. We hare not I eara , :
of either of the unfortunate men.
—The following remark by .I`o
coin,' in his reply to the Chicag'
who asked him to abolish slavery %;
ation, reads qneerlyat the pres:::,t
. "You remember the slave wh
meter : "If I shoat call -a :11,,!
leg : how many legs wail , '
"Five." "Na, only four, - I,r
tail a leg would not mai,. s: N ,
men, if I say to the Ilve Vail
they would be no more free il, r
''' -- ,•t;Opperlicadp
The word `Copperhea , .l, ~ ,,s t
the leading Republican r'
York, and the imputation of .1
are bandied quite too freely.
some people have of showtn,..
toward the men who don't ex ..
with them upon some of ti: ,
touching slavery, or upon •••'t
features touching President
licy, It is a bait spirit, ati,l
discountbnanced by evety 111,
breadth of mind enowill to nn
that the essential dt , tlnotio::
loyalty and disloyalty relste , to
not to difference in I.o , ltion on
until the constitution of tho
k changed it will he i:nj•.)s,l: •
Union men to ir• - e with rcsp„. ,
mode in tohteh the w,zr
Men boWever devoted to COIIIII
always differ about metliodi
and they have a
,right to di' Pr, o
will keep clear of factioni con 1.
discussion is always not only
—The Confederate privateer
had captured the ship Liv!ez
Akyab for London, and relo
—We learn from Leaven of
Phillips with the Indian 11:1,11
with Quantroll's force on t:lo 1
comber, near Fort Gilison,
try, and gave them a gon , i •
scattering them in every dirot
dead. Rebels were found on tnr•
—The Confederate Na%•, -
cording to their own o!11 , •ili
383 commissioned &limn-, Psi
cers, - and 577 seamen, or a bout'
to every three men.
—Gen. Burnside lin i',
solicitation, withdrawn 11,-
and will soon hare a coninvta , i ,
returnimrto tln; Detpartmont
—The' rebel fore , edneet:tl . '
Jackson. 'Conn. for the :)prl - en:
of a sudden attack uyon r ,
is estimated at 20.00 or : 2 : 0
Forrest, Roddy, and Chafru..:-•
mont in progress" to t 3r.
=The Halifax Citizon
says that a demand will he - ro
English authorities by t h e Con'
for the Surrender of the st ,-
peake. The vessel is likely' 1.) lo
ject of protrileted litigation.
—An overwhelming fora".''"
Jones, attucketl our forze. , iq:
Va., on Sunday, eoroiming 0 ! :a
men. After 'a desperate re-:o,a
men surYendered, losing
wounded, 1 gun and staall II
fi r 11..
scnt C ill. u