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TUE • -
id. W. IlleAlarney, Proprietor.
$l.OO PR Y.P.AR, INVARILBIA 42; ADVANCZ.
* * *Devoted to the cause of Republicanism.
the interests of Agriculture] the adtancement
bf Education, and the best good of Potter
'bounty. Owning ..lid:gtilde except that of
Principle. it will entleaver to aid in the work
~ifmore fully Freedornizing nut Country.
Airtiiirrisiatnwrs inserted at the follawing
totes, except whdre special bargains are made.
4 Square [lO lines] 1 insertion, - - 50
it it 3 cc— - $1 50
Vaeh sitherluent insertionles than 13, ' 25
Squar"e three months, =--- - - • 2 50
. six . . 7 . - 4 00
X . : itine • :-" 5
t' " i one year,. 600
Column ail months, ,_ j 20 00
II . c 4 " —•——7 —I 10 00
li . 11 " - .. Z— ——l 700
I " per year. . -. L 1 .. - — l 40 00
i .li. , n et. - 1 20 00
Admitilitrator's or ExeeutcM!s liotice, 2.00
busin6ss Cards, 81inea or less, per Year .5 00
i‘'pechtl and Editorial Notices ; pe. lirie, 10
* *All transient advertisements i most be
. paid in inivante, and no'notice will be: taken
of advertisements from a distance„unless they
are aceonipanied by the money or satisfactory
* * }Blanks, and . Job Work of all! kinds. at
tended to promptly and faithfully.
VAULALIA. LODGE. No. 34?„ ii'. A. M.
STATED Meetings on the 2nd :tnd 4th Weiirws
days a'each - month. :Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Evening. for %iork
and practice, at their 11,ill in Couder-Tort.
TIMOTHY IVES, Sr. M.
SA.,MCKL HATES, See'y. . ,
JOHN S. MANN,
• ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Coudersport; Pa,,_ :will attend the several
1. Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
' prompt attention. Mice corner of West
and Third streets.
ATTORNEY' t; COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Coudersport, Fa., will attend to all business
entrusted tolls care, with promptnes and
lide . ity. Office on Sotb-west coruer of Main
rad Fourth street 3. ' •
ISAAC ' BEN -0-
ATTORNEY .AT LAW,condcreport. ni;l
attend to Lilt Imsiness.entrusted ft-I . ll'llm, with
care and promptness. 011 ice on Sce'oud
near the Allegheny Bridge. •
F. W. h\ OX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Cou . dersport,l"?., wil;
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Counties.
0.: T. ELLISON,
PRACTICING PllYSlClAN„Condersport, Fe..
respectfully informs the : citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that he will promply re
spond to all calls for professional services.
Office on Main st., in building formerly oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq.
0. &E: A. JONES,
DEALERS' IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINM
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good:
Groceries, &c., Main st., Confler.:port. ra.
. D. E. OLMSTED,
DEALER IN: DRY GOODS,_READY-MADE
- Clothing, Crockery, 01:oceries, ce., Mainst.,
Coudersport, Pa. .
DEALER in Dry Goods,Groceries, Provisions.
Hardware, Queens%vare, , Cutlery, and. , a
Goods usually found in a country Store.—
Coudersport, Nov. 27, 1861.
DEALER IN BOOK & STATIONERY. MAO:
AMES and Mnsie, N. W. corner of gait
.and Third sts., CoudCrsport, Pa.
D. F. GLASSMIIII:, Proprietor, Corner o-
Ilain and Second Streets; Coudnrspert, Pot-
Co.' t Pa..
! • •A. Livery Stable k also kept in conned
Lion with this Hotel. •
SURVEYOR, CONVEYANCER, kc., BROOK
LAND; Pa., (formerly Cushingville,) Office
in his Store building.%
IARK GILLON, •
TAlLOR—nearly opposite' the Court House—
will make all clothes intrusted to him in
the latest and best styles —Prices to suit
the times. , ire him a call. 13.41
ANDREW SA BERG &
TANNERS AND L'VRItCERS.--1.114s tanned
on the shares; in the best manner. Tan
nery on the feast side of Allegany river.
CRudersport, :Potter county, Pa.-4
X. J. OLMSTED.. . . S. 11. KELLY
OLMSTED & KELM',
DEALER IN STOVES,. TIN & SHEET'
WARE, Main st., nearly opposite the Court
Housei Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sher'
Iron -Ware' made to (*flex, in goxi.style, du
short notice.: . . . ,
" TEM UNION 11 •
ARCH STREET, ABOVE
TIPTON B. NEWCOMER, Proprietor. -
This : Hotel is -central, convenient by
Passenger cars to all parts of the city, and in
every partirmlar adapted to the 'cants of 'tire
business public. - - • ,
- Terms $1 .50" per day. '•
UNION HOTEL, •
COICIDEBSItRT,. POTTER COUNTY, PENN.,
•' • "- A. ARMSTRONG'
AVING refitted and newly furnished the
JUL -house on'illain' street, recently occupied
by .R. Rice, is prepared to_ accommodate the
traveling public inas good style as can be.had
in town.- Nothing, that can in any way in
crease the comforts of the gtiests ,will be ne
gleetedu • • Dec. 41,1441'
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On a distantprairie ut nightfall, away
worn and .weary traveler was "Overtaken
by:a . snow• - storni. When the. first few
flakes mile softly dropping !down4 be
looked- eagerly around, in the liok of
discerning n place of shelter, hut tingle
was_to. be seen ; only the reckless Waste
of rolling , lauds ;and. far-of hills iti :Lthe
s was .going—soi' far
off he• feared he n - .iver Leonid reach, thew.
With the departure of light the Snow
began falling, the wind keener, thelroad
over the prairie soon bidden from view,
the traveler_ felt-..that tie_ teas lost lon , a
trackless' waste, without - a 'star'to guide
across the dangerous country.
I • "This is terrible," he said aloud' *
Ifear much I-shall never cvule . to. nr des.
j tination. If I had but a compass and a
light I should not fear, for I could resist.
I the effects of the cold long enough to
!reach:the hills, where I e•mld find Woman
habitations; or at least the shelter of a
rock. Now. I. may go in a circle until I
freeze, and be no nearer help. What a
!fool I was to leave the river, side and eros?
the prairie. just . for the sake or 'a tirw~niiic
entre or less of journey. No matter;" I
Must, even battle it out DOW aye!'
And battle it out he did Most manfelly
Ile drcw his cap down over his ear's and
brow. and !Cis fur collar up over his Moto I),
!,,nu t , Hrimeging his hands deeper in' his
!pockets, pressed on through the yitdding.
snow. The gloom increased. the! wind
(came sharper. and through his heavy
clot hes the t ravele r began to feel the effects
f the cold His feet grew numb, it:s
arms chilled, and after en hour's' rapid
walking- he suddenly paused."
"And do i know Whither I am going?"
he exclaimed. Perhaps. I have already
turned aside from the straight line., land
am wandering on the verge of de.strUction.
10, that I could shake off this drowsy feel
in. , that is stealing over me I . 1 . 1 know
what it is—the precursor of a rest in this
cold winding. sheet of , snow rear I
Heaven, Lam freezibg to death, ihrieked
he. bounding forward ivithi renewed en
eygv. Action—action—potion i;
aid life is too sweet to InSe yet.
Ile huriird ttlong with a s7ringitr.'
t ion. stampirghis feet vigorously at every
step, and swinging his arms to keep the
blood in circulation. Yet with alilhis cf.
torts, he knew that the angel id-death was
folding his white wings silently bUt .sure
:a. • a
"Despair—,no !" he cried, not While
the, tileninr; of toy lived wife and .&ar
Children is left Inc, t will struggle ort . .for
their Ntlk and fig: At the stor/n fiend to
the last extremity, °Just (leaven. tor
the 'sake of the inwl,cent ones whc , e only
stay is Inv right aria, help int to re:•ist—
to tiiumplt "
!At this moment he plunged into a hot
low, his feet strode over ice, and be heard
the voice of a streandet sintringl of life
and action beneath its crust At the
Annie tittle the smell of wood siu.ike sa
luted his nostrils. .
.Thoa who reignest above," Ile!
ejaculated, 'I thank Thee that th.',,u hat
heard oly prayer. Help; is indeed near
I lie heaviiv onward through the
;blinding snow, and saw just befort him a
shed ;- one more struggle and he fell
;against it. In an instant he divined its
I diameter. a last desperate effort
he 1111 ~1
e /0u d oor. threw it. open, anti
I rushed in, Bung 'himself at full len4;l h up
on the fluor, knowing only that helwas in
an atmosphere reeking with the fumes of
bacon. and warm with the smoke which
rose nom a pan of smothtred coals i in the
centre of the place. It was a settler's
rudesinek ; house, left to care ler itself
during theiong wint'er's night, 4d the
traveler's grateful heat sent up a tribute ,
to heaven - for this,place of . refugelin the
desert of snow. .
•In the large log cabin in the valley- iof
the streamlet,liy:Dcan sat aione.l
husband had gone to a distact town, and:
the yoeng wife was left with her baby.
Accustomed to the rulitude•ahe felt safe
and sat in 'cortic»tment before the blazing;
fire; the fianies .leaped joyfully Op the
chimney, :and the green• logs :sizzled and
craelied in the heat like things of hfe.—
Out doors the wind was howling drearily
and the snow fulling heavily ; but Mills
eared not, for it only tuade,the fire wore
There -tne a rap at the door. •
"Ilow . st range l What can that t)e 'at
our door'this 'wild night ?" she Said to
herself as 6he anise and went into' the en
'•Who is there?"
"For-heaven's sake, let me in; I am
freezing to death !"
"Who are you, and how came you in
this lonely plaee on such an evening ag
this T r ' , .
am a' traveler from below; host my
way,_ and alp dying with cold .Vor pity's
sake. let me, in,or I shalt perish .r
Milly hesitated. •She was alone; and it
-was three miles to nearest neighbor's
toute. ' . =
Debotea to! Ao thirteii)Ses of Irto
‘ Ara issoliiiiptioq, of -I).lohqiii,g, ,tifehigto §lO teluL
COUDER.SPOIII I , rcitri,B. COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY,AARCIi Z 6, 1.862.
"0 save I am dying!"
Were the thrilling' words that :met her
l'here was a ; heavy fall against the sill
arid' then to* means. woman's
tere ;could - stand no morO• , true to thain-
Stioct of heio•being she unbarred the door'
and this* it - open. A closely muffled
figure reeled by her into the room; and
strutting the door she followed.
I Ori: fenehing - the fireplace, theistrenger
flit etir:off Hs' disguise, and stood erect and
strong,- witliOat a sign, of inconvenience
frOnt the etfeets of the Weather.
Milly retreated from him in amazement,
• but recovering herself, and puffin.. ;the
lbest face on the matter she tremulously
addressed the •ttran': !"
am sorry, Sir,• you are cold. It is a
bitter night to be abroad. 'Will you Inot
sit !by the Etre?" and she pushed a chair
The man, made no response; but, stoop
ing forward, ran his fingers through the
blaze. Then turned and stared at her
with a • look which made - her blood run
cold.- She, would- pretend there were oth
erti in the housejor she already felt afraid
of the loan and bitterly regretted having
admit ted• ;
"AV ttild 'you- like to see some of the
trictf folks, sir, ?"; she inquired: "If so;
I will call, them holt) their beds." , •
The man laughed hoarsely 41.4 - 1 replied:
iI ly Dean,-for that I believe is, yettr
nave, you cannot deceive me. Yoii are
aiOne in this house. I took, particular
care to ascertain that before I cave. So
you can make yourself easy on that score,
and do as I bid you."
:"Do as you bid me!" exclaimed Milly,
in terror; "what do 'you want of
‘"I want.the twelve httneirCd dollars rn
your hwthand_ received fur his pro
duce . two days ago. You probably know
when; it is."
sprang into the entry and would
have lied, but the strantter caught her by
the Wrist and dragged her rudely baCk.
"You cannot escape me,', young! wo•
man," he said. You rill find it Most
eon vetiiimt to make a clear bteast oflt at
onCo. •it will be better for you "
filly strove to releae her! arm. The
rough treatment she received aroused her
tmoner, and indignation overcame all oily
"Let me go, you sconndrci, let we ge,
or I viii call for help, she cried.
-Call, you foul." said the ruffian, "and
Much good may it do you. 'Keep your
:;elf still and toll me where the money is."
-I will nut !"- she exclaimed, her eyes
~ y ui, will not," he then replied, "we
shall sec "
+le released her wrist so violently that
the reeled half across the room. Then he
seized her Bleeping infant frt'on its'etJatile,
and held it at artn's length almost into
the blitzing fire, so that' the terrified
anther' expected to see Its light garments
ouch the flame
"New then where's the money? Sneak,
out quick or hear your baby shriek with
Darn. I will born it to death before your
eves if - you do not tell me where the up>
"Munster. give me ray child," shrieked
4iliy, endeavoting tereach the littld oue._
'..Let -me. have tuy baby."
:But every effort was frustrated, for a.
gain and again the strong hand of ,the
robber thrust her baeh.
"Sec, its.clothes will be on fire" a
minute," raid the man, Duffing thelielp.
less infant closer- to the flames. ! The
mother looked into his eyes. She,sati
there the lUolCof heartless determination.
She became aware that the cotton [ gar
ments of the child were already smelting
wish the heat 1 .
•"flow shall it-bc?" said the ruffian:—
"flurry or the child dies. I have no
time to waste."
"Anytiiing-- . —anyttting, only give me
mi child.?" fthe cried.
:The next Instant it was handed to her,
and she sank neon the floor and folded it
to her boson).
••Come," said the man touching her
rudely with his foot, "you have not told
tue where the money is."
. "In thebox on the upper shelf," she
replied pointing to the .closet.
The l nian found the
,box placed it on
the table, and opened it saying."
"So far so well. It is nearly gold.
I: will pocket it with your leave] or with
out our leave, just as .you pleasie.", He
filled his pockets with the golden coin
and threw she empty box in.thelire.—
'Then he came and stood beside her:
:"Put your baby in the *die," he
said, if you wish to'isave its life: I have
other business for you."
"What.do you mean 7" cried Milly,
eyeing the-man with suspicion.
"Let me have,him," he.said; trying to
"No, no, put the baby in the
cradle myself. You shall - not touch the
poor little thing.: 'Now, sir," she eon
wined, almost choking with eniternent.
is ,it ?" • A t fter having hicl-the
pretty infant ort its • downy place of int,
she stood met" and waii,ed the reply.
ani golf* to kill yOur said thoroart.
"Kill we !;',' she esolainied, htri faee
growingpale 'with terror.. "Kill 'lnn I--
What have 'I ever done to you diat sou
should kill me ?" -
".INothing,rtothing, triy diar,• only you
know you hdire seen me, and wilt know.
- again'." And he. advanced upon ! her
"0; sir, 'let Have yen not
done enough to take ruyl hUsbapcl'onepcY,
without depriving himlol, his . 'wife ;tab ?
will never , say "a word ngaieSqou if yoli
will 'spare me--only spare me l""
As - she spoke - she :Clasped her hands
and looked tuplorir,glyl ;alI .
SOrrye: that . l. cannot "safely grant
your request;". yespanded. .."There is
no :he for :it; so conic: along out iloor.l
He reached cat his hand.to grasp
But theinstinnt:of self-priserva
tion wits strOng up& her. She evaded
him flew to the 'elitusqv
T piece, •snatched.
her husban4 loaded rillo from the hooks
uq whichit hung, cocked and presented
it at the breast of the rabbet', mo
tions were s 4 rapid that' before lie :could
prevent it, her tioger.had:pressed the trig
ger and there 'was an eiplosion. - But
with equal rPadiness the Man hail:stepped
aSide, the ball had Liaised .over his-Jead,
OA the net . instant I !his gripe was on
her throat. !! ••
" i. will teach you hOW to handle arms',"
he said. "You ,would have killed we;
would you w;11 IShow you : a! trick
worth two of that." !'
"3lerey, mercy," cued the terrified WO-
• "There's no mercy foryou I." he ejacu
lated. Ile 'dragged her into the entry,
and flung oPen the door. Out With you
into the snoW."
"Hold What is this ?" exclaimed a
deep toned ;oice. • "I;nliand that woman
you scoundrel." •
A. powerful man stood is the door-way.
lie dealt the robber a blow between the
eyes which atruek back into the en
try. Jiis grasp of ill,itly was reiingeished
and she fell ko the floOr-,••
• "0 sir," Ae cried to the net comer, ,
"save me. [van ;has robbed us, and
would murder me that . .I should not tell
"Fear not, madame' p lie shall not barm
you," res4unded the stranger. "Fellow,
"Get way," said the robber,
!making a rdsh for thedoor and ; striking
at the stranger With.a l bowie.knife.. Giv
ing back a tew steps the stranger' . seized
the robber by the cat pallor, whirled him
around and tliret4 pinion his face in the
snow. I ' - -
d , r
The robbbi struaglr• - , but the stranger
knelt heavily on the small of his back,
and grasped his. hair.' '
"Lie still," said .'rhei stranger, "or I
will send a bullet through your brain:"
The robber felt •.the cold barrel of a
piStol at hi,4 ear
‘ and obeyed. Mill laro't
ropes at her restter'S • request, and the !
robber was quickly bouna hand. atm foot.
"It was a'strange Providence that over- ,
took ju-e with• a Snow-Sturm on the Prairie, I
and forced MC an hour ago to take:refuge!
in your smoimhouse;tiearly dead! with the!
cold.'' '• 1 ; '; • 1 ',, H
Hilly ati r tnowledged ;the
.fruth 'of the,
remark, and She knelt and thanked tier"
b'ather in neaVen for her deliverance'
from death. 1 •• • !: • ;
The next, day :111illiy's husband , . came
home, and when he lind beela.tOld•ull,' he
remarked :1 ; .- I • .
• "This fellow was in ',the tave'rnat the):
village, the flay I 'sold my produee; • It'.;
will learn me a lesson r7 -'ncver tolet , stta.u.
rmrs know When Money is plenty With me, ;
:est: they should be tempted to crime, aud i t :
liriug.ruin en Me and inine.", 1 ! '
same That day sty or seventy men
!gathered atl thohouseld 'Mr. Dean: The
rubber was recognized as a - nototious hOrse
thief, wlin had long Infested thi ; neigh
bOrbood There was :a stimurarj trial,and
then in doggedOlerine,• the wretch trhot
would have; burned a !helpless infant, and
murdered a faithful : lima getitlej woman,
submitted to his inevitable fate.:, A rude
ly constructed galloWs-;and; a Stout, rope,
ended his exestence: '..So on tfie thiMy!
settled frontiers or the west do they_mete
out justice to . Offenders against i,ropOrty
and lifer • ', i '- • • • • . "
On that tiri spot tis ' now a ! thrifittA
town, and one ilf the ifinest residences in
the place is th4t where dwells Milly Dean
and her hubatld. 'k , ! • ;
IRON IS EING.-4t; turns out, after an
the boasting 0f our.iSanthern ibrethren,
that Iron and not Ottcnt, is King, and
destined to shape the' destipy of this
mighty Repuhlie; •
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heII *e6kittridge was first accused
of treason he asked yi suspension of Pub ;
lie Opinioti. Tour l'ublit Opinion asks
a suspension of him.;
wo to thiee million; Cozens of
,arts are donde
,in tne - ITnited
To MS tittle Velend.
[lrritcen cria the death of Jennie .R.Buttertooifth.)
• Ifilialipyirifarit, early blest;' . • ,
.• Restin.peaceful ilutilber4 rest 7..
Early rescued from the cares
That- inerease with growitt }'ears.
1, No.delights. are worth- thY.staY,
Endlingas they seem and gay: .
Short and fickle are-they aD
Hardly tasted ere they -
= Thy Father who in . b3, - gorie:dayak.
Delighted,. heard Ihy
.I.las:UOw descended from 'ahoce
And' capilit thee in his ard icve,t•
We miss.thee' now: thy agile form,
I Thy•vtrice'so sWeetrat eve, iit !morn ;
Thy'prattle, and thy gleeful play, •
:That did begaile,sa hours!!away.
" 'And' yet we icotrld not ask thy stay; ••
`,Thougli'lliouwert, lovely, blithe and gay :
Toolpure /or earth thy spirit Shone, . ,
• And Chemist haskinilly called theelicune.
'Who would not choose thus young to die;
To claim.their kindred in the sky? •
WhO would not leave this earthly dome'
With joy, to find the spirit'S home?
'Oh blessed change! from eariles unrest
• To happy sojourn With the 'l . )-lest.
'Oh viceless boon f -Of Godillis given,
To bear our spirits up to Heaven. .
'the:scenes orearth are fleeting fast;
Our griefs anti pains- ill soon be past,'
In yonder world winil.e sorroivs end,
We soon shali meet our little Friend. C.
Our Camp I,etteril:
CAMP OF FIFTY-THIRD REGIM'T AT MANASSAS
. - Mitxxsais JrXmas, Vi., March f4.'
Ma. Enrron : 'Finding spine ,secesb paper,
and a "contraband" eanteen,'' on which by a
little engineering I can manage to write; and
further, thitthin;g there would be ranch aux-
ieti at tribe oti account of those 'members of
flo. O. who halie friends and relatives remain.
itig in' "old Potter," I thought. to spend a mo;,
went in *riling you.
':.' Of course yen hare long ago heard of the
paclrance on, the Rebel stronghold, Manassas.
Igut. : in newspaPer correspondence you_ will
Is' parcely . find details which ean afford your
readers 'nay etrtairt information as to the wel-'
' fare of our own Fotte! boys:: Well, innicfding
conantissioned Officers, we have fifty2four men .
in the field; not a man but stands the fatigue
.well: • 1 notice in . the New ::Icirk papers ac-
I:counis of our troops being in :the intrench
-1 menta on MOnday. • This I think to I; e' tin error
We may I:avc bad troops inside the linc of 1
rebellbrtificatibns ou that day,,bitt certainly
:rot Very near the stronghold. at the /unction.
On Monday morning, anitreargh the army of
Ithe Pototiate, the preparation for the advance
iicommeneed. A little after - daY, the long-I
ikalked Of,long'expceted advance.commenied.,
iiAlthOugli it as raining and disagreeable in
i f !Etc extreme, yet the boys had an abundance 1
~1 , of gaud spirits and never fora moment flagged.'i
1 0wing to the rain which thoroughly mixed ,
up the nasty mud peculiar to the "sacred soil," -
we had a pretty severe thrte'of it. Making a
famed march of about twenty miles we en ,
I camped for the night at an
i 'open place called
1 Brimstone Buil. • This lies tattle left V and a
little' beyond Fairfitx - StatiOn an the Orange,
and Alexandria .Iltilrottd. 'LVing here' until
:'noon•of Tuesday we again took up tite - line of
kmarch and went as far as Sangster Station.'
stx to ne/ distant. You min=t know .that to
'inr.hd tire distances whicy Ore here pert do , wrtj
`We bad- to pursue a very circuitous route
!Lying here over night NI -
march again about 8 °Meek of - Wednesday
moraing, : airiving at Bull Run . 'in the afternooni
ive passed inside the outer line of intrench- 1
' Menti and livonaced for the: night in sight of
the rebel barragks,wlitch displayed theinselves
rto Our delighted View fur fL:disiari:ce of miles
iupcitt milg.s. Being sorneirba r t short of re lions:
a party of one - hundred and seventy•ditie from
',oar Regiment went forward:on a fetraiging ex- ,
Tetlititnf. ,Being very successful in confisca
ti lag contraband property, they returned about
' ; ,ll,o'closk at night, having ! penetrated some'
:three miles farther in the rebel lines: Among
the artieleS confiscated to °pr. n f ser vicro'Bek
Harris. Flotir Rine Beans, Sti.ar, Peanuts, &c.
'Some of the boys captured' some nice speci
mens of clothing, and some of them trough!
• 1 ,
in cards,;Port Monies, &c. I,
Lying, bore until noon of tfie (aliening, day
(ThUrsday) we marched to .rur present posi.'
Lion; the delay was occasioned by the non
arriVal of rations and of the artillery: On
our . ; iray yesterday a whciesale destruction
presented itself to our view: 'At the junction
tents lie in piles, baggage of every description
scattered'abont ; here we found gun carriages;
butrnol artillery—some' of the wagons had
'been; bnrned; much baggy gte ton hs:cf been
destroyed; but the -, barraek's 'remained, being
etetiutily in first-rate order, inside however
there teems to have been Sonde little confu l •
sion: [We here for the first . time: encamped
inside harrneks, busing bitri l inaced every night,
heretofore .only the blue canopy Af hen
rein' fei• a stieltf.t.
The inhabitants he:tab:Mt repiraent that
the il'secesh" formerly quartered here did lit
tle or 'po work .and very little drilling—the
floor Slave did the former the latter went to
done:' Judgini: front the bottlei !tattered
Kbotat;tizid the arrangement is snarfeit'irrhieli
are really pite) afhieTtj bibing has been the
chief etnployratpt. it, would amuse you to
walk abort _here; and take,aj view of Thugs:
' ; 1 :3
hrce 0f4:42r boys hate detiied: thetriselveS
xsith Ofilders beiti; anoihei has a steel
bard, some of thOn'ii - tiire4iper ! 'iln!'iniiier 1
hare seen sporting, those' .. fanitins'.'llfio r ietei
I:nives',jl stilt one dt these fsloSkaliiionti4tigol
eighteen . inches in lepgth ; and: at le¢ak Aul t
across the blade. In ,one of the-ctOtn,
(they are of split logs,chinl:eji irith#S most
execrable 4 113-ginhi Mud) apparently oeeopae
hi an' officer there are
baris candieitichi, eferything
left in good order: • , •
Lad the hot* . of eolii , tettniiibg'a,ix acorn
tTetailed fcr the• Puipoge oftaking
trabands (captured last night icksidetontlirter)
to Gen'l French's ti9att 7 4.9ip!teis,, :Pmeofthessi
MS quite intelligent:; Tic i'M'eseirLl.,tteflie',l
e.s being eXtreinely .Scared, reireteptetl
;hat ttey . Woul4fill bslck on'ilrii•'l%.l4bit*
noel; and if the Yarkkees'dare l d
they would there fix them. They harePde;
lighted in telling the Slaves that the Yankeeti
would kiß them. 'Those in my 4,turigk hoyo
ever, thought they would quite as loon rhdi
tiremseives with, dm - I' - ankees ea with - thea
, • , • .
Little did we expect , atTive
uabroken coiniany i we had' expected figh;4
ing and Card 6gfitit4, Ifnt 'eine antonli
too 'happy to have it !without bloodsbed. = If
never saw ground so well adripted , to defense;
a small fere& determined to do nard fighting
Would siangh ter ME ‘nnxteise atinther kiefortk i ii
could takeri. •
I know not t7tietbae we cad send lettcta
borne, but I write in the hope' that: tit cad:
We receive' our letters froinAionie,
?it'll?. irregularly. Diteq a beittiofore, Alex;
andria, V a., secifying Co. and Reg.
FROM THE FORTY-SIXTH PENNSYLVVIIR...
. " Baiikittaitb; VA., .March 7.
Ma: t" . `rort. : I have heen traiti4is Ilikvoi-2
fable o ortunity to iiyforiti :, - on eoneenting'
I our reeen •march iritiyltirgiiiia. On the first
of Mar l a. (Mr Brig.. Gen. Williiii t s ieCeired a
iiiiPatch from Maj.-dem Banta to move his
Brigade on towsid W•liidliester, 'With prom . pt-;
ness ; 'for be Was Ociiipiing Charlestown.
Our Brigade Maichcd Oh gaiurd4„the first;',
for Willidresport; the distance being frierity-I
two Miles. They arri l ied thetelabout 4 p.M.i
aiM remained one dity,whentvlS crossed the
river and resumed our march i$ the direition
of Martinsburg, Which' is situated eleven miles'
froin Williamsport oiY the turnpike toward
Winchesier; we had not advarseed -far tant.o we -
saw signs of Doubleday's butte& on the trees,
as well as the dwellings of the unfOrtunatei
people that happened led he, in ilthge with his
cannon. We also ga - vr the ininoits effects of
war as we a pproaehed ; Falling Waters; fences;
irees, and dwitliiigs , ietained the marks abet r
summer's engngernent. ' There were some
dwellings reduced to; a:shes, one of them the
residence o: Co} Lee. '*e arrived at Martins:
burg abbot CP. M., not being molested bythe
enemy we soiM• succeeded in olitainiagiiiiiii.
fortable gitarters. We hafted . there Mie,iii i ,'
I for the purposes of rest and tookirig rail*. ..
About l 2 A. M.; the sth, *e formed ihe itig"t
I and starred toWart(Wincliestar, Caldul..L. - tiVe
1 • •
to Match Ss Ar: as Bnnterhill„ eleven sedist
frard Martinsbirg. As We apProached But:
kdrhill We saw sighs ot Sejesh and jest as Wei
entered the tittle settlement the advance iDitard
was fired sport by thirty rebels from the - 416in*
and *indoWs of i' hion.ee, brit fOrrunaielf in
one was hurt. ; Our, Teo rti?hed - apes' them
and took eight4irisoureis, tar' itest made their;
eScaii . e. *Vire enfant ' d in the edgeer triteill ? .
I Lige in an openool, l l , A-his' the simpler, - j'ii a
position to defend the' Camp. Last' nigla we
had orders to had can: guns and. peitcii for
an attack which wel expected 'ht every nib:
Meat; We all ray tie h SleePless eyes sierra* .
lag the saired of oar Oaptaili's Vain: 2 4olitt
5 A. M. the loignalt hoaq (nixie:lli therilinal
to fora; the Nee of bat,tle): and we were iiiliie
in blfa th^aa trio min7lei: 17eWere thet or=
dered to cap our piecs and fil bapidetti ;
soon as this was accont'phshedAve were reeieh.Z.
1 ing in the direition es Wideliktr, tint tali ' '
not gone tar notif er g ionnd thi enerivy had,
retreated, rthen We .eiit back to camp sal
,rentraina Mei.* antii i P. M., at viiiich tire
the 4Gili Pa l Mb CorM.; and., abbift 44! of tlni
Cavalry together wits two pleees or Artillery
started kit - raid .Widen6tef - od a tieeMinttfirini
exphditiort: Atter tri m that:o:6llese .
Cavaliy discovered . t 'o: hundred retie! Civet;
ry, which they pursaid Lao , tides belbetithei
would . shat fight;, tile trio Regiments 'after
theri'at double quiets, each One insinithi to
take the first prissiberL Aftergoike, tWo mile*
at this speed the sahib time To anOther &ova
of small white-oak wiieie , theytriiiitia tiisbcat
figlitilliecontekt. Was quite . severelor_sibont
fifteen zainntei • :ern the rebele. that. were
dire r netrnated.• Tila Rebels lost twentykfit.;?
id and woondekoni loss was ilt . reilt:oivadeil •
one of ,whontlits- A
et e edii - lire: took'. dee?
Pritroner and cite' ,:: - Vie Atter:fed teititia*_
font kis*. . '43l..i'e'ril of tit Sttr u. .-: . 465 -
been elikied . PHS--den 0f , 444 . 4 21 #1 5 1 2 e i*
place of Gen. Willed, . 41 1% lkiMile• tsioti
daily the' 4fah-Reghoftes, .i.t.4 3 ' g'. 0 90 , 4 32 0.- 1 4,
Pron•- ot 111 4. 1 . 1 P I '4 o B 1 7. aki i . l6 . 7l r 4 thAlf
for another. #lO-..0. ' ,. ' I .-, -. E
- TresEitty Yea h,'73-4-04'1