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HARVEY SIIKLER, Editor.
TU N KHAN NOCK j PA.
Wednesday, Nov. ISG2
The news front the seat of war is
comparatively ununpoi taut. A battlb is said
to be impending.
—. —-*•* -
Two of Gen. MoClellan staff's were
arrested by order of the authorities at V ash
ington. Other members "I this stall, it is
reported, will soon he put under arrest also-
The N Y. Herald suggests that the General
himself be arrested and imprisoned at Wash
ington, so that in ca-e lhat city is again
ihna <n (1 wth acapiue b} the rebel , e v, i :
be on hand to save it again. I'ri tty good tor
By s'Hne misun .er.-iaiidii g between
the editor and tie* typos, the very able ind
convincing letter of ex fivsiden' Buchanan
in reply to thai of Gen. ricol!. attacking bun
ahtf his admit I !strati m was < mttud in this
weeks issue. We hope to be able o g'vt
it to our readers in our next.
The Game of" Spot."
About two months ago, the hireling Abo
lition papers of the Administration published
with a gteat flour; gh'that leading Democrat- i ■
every locality had been "sp d'ed. ' No one
knew who "spotted" them, or what the}'
had been " spotted" for, or what the precise
rheaning of spotting was, but it was supposed
to be a game of some sort, and like most ot i-
Cr games, it was one at which two could
work. Two months'have passed, and C<>ch
ran and Ross are "spotted.' Patters' n,
Campbell, Bully Grow, Landon, Armstrong,
and others of the spot" school, are " spot
ted," and it has been done by the people at
the ballot box in the great F-yal State of tin
North. Will the s e midnight rs.*assns. w••
meet in "star chamber" c< unc ls", to sp I
life long patriots and pr tocl us fti e C<*
stitutioh arid Union, phase remvinb. r, ti a
there is such a motto as " an -ye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth." Wise is he who
does unto others as h.t would that they
should do unto him.— Ex.
Whither are we Drifting.
The Philadelphia Bulletin , an Abolition
sheet, asks the question "whither are we
drifting?" to which the Evening Journal , an
independent paper of the same city, replies :
Y r ou are drifting toward the rude breakers,
upon which you hare so industriously labor
ed to wreck our good old Ship of State.
Y'ou are drifting far away from the confi
dence of the people, whom you and your
Abolition associates have so basely betrayed.
are drifting from the pinnacles of po
ittic&rpower to the lowest deaths of political
You are drifting to the land where " straw
hats, linen pantaloon 3 and fed herring" con
tracts will no longer be tolerated.
Y'ou are drifting, thank God ! whefe ycti
will soon be beyond the power of doing fur
ther harm to the country which was once
great and prosperous, but which, under Abo
lition rule, has been brought, to the very
verge of ruin.
You are drifting fat out to sea, While con
servative Democracy has made preparation
to take charge of the Ship of State. Under
its wise guidance, not only will Southern
traitors, Southern treason, and Southern re
bellion be " crushed out," but Northern Abo
litionism will forever be driven from the
How Some Men Retain 03iee.
We 1 have often wondered how some men
rfianagetl to ret iin dice under all administra
tions, whilfe others, apparently quite as com
letent, wereoftmi unable lo hold on thrnugh
a single term. The following clipping from an
exchange to sin *e:it ex-. a.n the mys
tery. It depends n, b - of tii m
dividual. A h-gh i 1 ma ,of iiupti
ble principles, is s . torn, if ever, found trans
ierlng himself from one adiioei-trsti >u to an
other, without regard u> its politics ; but, on
he contrary, often resigns und< r an admims
tration professedly holding the political
views which he does, when it evinces a trea
cherous or vacillating disposition. There is
a great differance in men ii this respect,
and it is by no means to be inferred that
those who hold on to office the longest
are the mo6t competent and reliable. Bu
to the explanation : One of the hold-on kind
" being asked how he managed to k<*ep his
office through so many changes of minimis
tration he replied tha' it would take a mighty
shiart administration to change quicker than
he could."— Pat. 4* Union.
That's a Fact.
A facetious cotemporary remarks that the
Abolitionists will have a harder time g -ing
u'p Salt River than the Democrats had two
years ago; not on account of the low stage
of water, but because each Emancipator will
likve to " tc te" a nigger on h s back !"
,K3T We find the following among the
"Washington despatches of November sth in
the Philadelphia Press :
A murder was committed in this city to
da\ . An Irishman was killed by a negro.
All told in two lines. ]( the Irishmen had
killed the nigger it would have taken half a
•eluaa te tell the itcry.
A Voice From the Grave.
Two years ago the unanimous voice of the l
Democratic party, and of all conservative men,
in this country was raised in favor of a policy
ofpeaceonthe part of the Administration.
Daring the last few months ot Mr. Buchan
an's Administration our noble old party labor ;
for compromise aud peace with an energy and
persevcrance'that was never before witnessed.
And (luring the time that the whole weight
of the Administration was cast into our side
of the scale, it appeared almost certain that !
we must, in the end, succeed. But time flew
rapidly on, and we witnessed the close of Mr.
Buchanan's term without the accomplishment i
of a single object for which we had contended.
Mr. Lincoln came upon the stage, called
about him a corps of radical, partisan coun
cilors, and war became inevitable- true to
their fanatical instincts, they disregarded the
wise and Godly teachings of our Saviour in
the mount, that, " Blessed are the peace-ma
kers ; for they shall be called the children of
God," they shut their eyes to the lessons of
history, they would not sec the crumbling
ru'ns of once imperial Itome, the red blood
tnat once flowed in the gutters of Paris, or
crimsoned the soil of South America from the
Isthmus to the Cape, they were deaf to the
warnings of Washington, of Jackson, of Clay,
~f Webster, and of all the noble army of pat
riots, from Washingtonto Dpuglas, whose dy
ing declaration that " war is-disunion, inevi
table and irreparable dissolution ' will be re
peated as a household maxim by generations
vet unborn—repeated in tones of scrrow.
| '• No compromise ! no concession !" but war
bloody and sanguinary war—became the or
der of the day. And who so bold as to raise
! his voice agabrst it? A mob, a rope, or a
Bastile were at hand to close his " traitor'
lips forever, either within the cold embrace of
deatli'or the damp walls of a prison Fort! The
very letters now passing through our hands
were scattered in confusion, by midnight ma
rauders, because they dared to represent the
truth ! Liberty, even of thought, was all but
denied to this people, who had so long enjoy
ed the fruits of self-government.
For nineteen months the party of "no com- <
promise" have unlimited sway in the admin
istration of the government Both branches of
Congress have been entirely subservient to
the executive will. No measure proposed,
or adopted, by the Administration has yet 1
been defeated, in either House. Men and
credit have been commanded by the Lxecuive
Department without limit. And what has
been accomplished ? Let us see ! ls f , the}
proclaimed, at the outset, the purpose speed- j
i \ to drive the rebel armies out i 1 irginia : i
ii.t-v have hammered away lor eighteen j
months, and now it is heralded as a great vie j
lory when they succeed in driving them into ;
Virginia'. 2d, they are responsible lur the ;
d< ath ot two hundred thousond betrayed and
heated soldiers, who enlisted to fight for the
Union. But were made to shed biuud tor
acheines*Upto f ian. 3rd, every hospital ech
oes with the groans of dying sacrifices tu the
black God, Abolition. 4th, the hundreds o!
thousands ot crippled and manned men, seen
from one end of the land to the other, are
eloquent of the progress, oth, the sentiment
of inveterate hate that animates the people of
one section against tli! other, is eqnlly elo
quent of the progress made towards recon
sti uction of a broken Union. Gill, a national
debt of two thousand millions, will stand
an enduring monument to the memory ot civ
il war, and upon its broad base w ill be inscri
bed these words:
'• Beneath this obolisk repose
Two Hundred Thousand friends and foes '
TFe meant to vindicate our laws,
But battled for the negro cause
To satisfy a spirit fell —
Born less of Heaven than of Ilell 1
We died, a sacrifice, I ween,
To Abolition Hate and spleen."
This will represent the profits a rifting from
our investments in "no compromise." Those
who sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind
We have witnessed the flow of bhiod till the
people have become surfeited, and turn away
from the horrid spectacle with a sickening
heart. It is abundantly demonstrated by
the events of the past year that the bayonet
and the swoM bring little love, less Union.—
Indeed, it is no longer union for which we
arc compelled to fight, the dusky visage of
the almighty African—not the Stars and
Stripes—it is that now marshals our armies
to battle. Our brave boys no longer see
that silvery sheen flashing forth its bright
rays of promise from the smoke and flame of
lint tie, but, the black cloud of Emancipation,
big with ruin and destruction, hangs moodily
over the vanguard. While ringing in the
ears of the rear-guard come the demoniac
shouts of a relentless and vindictive foe to
constitutional liberty, and white men's rights.
How little has been accomplished by war !
flow much might have been accomplished by
peace and Compromise ! Nay, how much
| may still ba clone, if the mad-uien who hold
our destenies irr their hands would but pause
and listen. If they trovrld but hear the
words that are wafted upward from the
I tombs of the great dead. If they wonl 1 but
j listen to the tones of Douglas as they mingle
j :ti the ceaseless ripple of the waters that roll
beside his tomb ; or the eloquently stentori
. an plead'rtgs of the great expounder of the
j Constitution, as they ascend from the tomb
| at Marshfield ; or the earnest warnings from
i the Hermitage, Mt. Yernon, and Monticello,
If these do not corue in tones strong enough
to penetrate their blighted sAscs, let them
hut heed the "voice from the grave" as it
rings forth in the silvery and forcible accents
of Ashland's* sacred dead ! The great
heart of Kentucky still beats in harmony
with the music of the Union. Uer fa
vorite 6on may, therefore, still be heard
in tiie councils of the Nation ! And
what are his words ? Turn back to his
speech in the United States Senate on tl>
7th of February, 1539, and witness with
what prophetic vision he looked beyond the
I grave, and hew hit very s#ul shrank frt* ths
contemplation of scenes that are even now
transpiring on our southern balers. Ilere
are his words—they ought to be inscribed ,
tipoh every door of the Capitol :
"Abolition should no longer be regarded as I
an imaginary danger. The Abolitionists, let :
me suppose, succeed in their present aim of i
Uniting the inhabitants of the free states as ]
one man, against the inhabitants of the slave
states. Union on the one side will beget un
ion on the other. And this process of recip
rocal consolidation will be attended with all
the violent prejudices, embittered passions,
itnd implacable animosities which ever de
graded or deformed human nature. A vir
tual dissolution of the Union will have taken
place, while the forms of its existence remain
The most valuable element of Union, mutual
kindness, the feelings of sympathy, the fra
ternal bonds, which now happily unite us.
will have been extinguished for ever. OnS
Section will stand in me -acing and hostile ar
ray against the other. The collision of opin
■ ion will be quickly followed by the clash of
arms. I will not attempt to describe scenes
; which now happily lie concealed from our
I view. Abolitionists themselves wotlld shrink
back in dismay and horror at the contempla
tion of desolated fields, conflagrated cities,
murdered inhabitants, and the' overthrow of
the fairest fabric of human government that
ever rose to animate £he hopes of civilized
man. Nor should these aboliiionists flatter
themselves that if the can succeed in their
object of uniting the people of the five states,
they will enter the contest with numerical
superiority that must, insure victory. All
history and experience proves the hazard and
uncertainty of war. And we are admonished
by holy writ that the race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong. But if they
were to conquer, whom would they conquer?
A foreign foe—one who had insulted our llag
invad.d our shores, and laid our country
waste? No. sir; No sir! It would be a
conquest without laurels, Without g'ory—a
self, suioidal conquest—a conquest of bioth
eis over brothers, achieved by one over an
other portion of the descendants of common
ancestors, who nobly pledging their lives
their fortunes, and their sacred honor, had
fought and bled side by side, in many a bard
battle on land and ocean, severed our coun
try from the British crown, and established
our national independence."— Curb n Demo
Death of lion. James Ufadison Porter.
EASTON, Nov. 14.—Ilun. James Madis in
Porter died at bis residence, in this place, this
| morning, in the 70 year of his age. He
a son ol Gen. Andrew Porter, of the Itevolu
tiouary war, and himself served 111 the war of
During the war of ISI2-14. while Mr. Por
ter was a law student in Philadelphia, the
city was threatened by the British, and he
volunteered and served as a Lieutenant du
ring that emergency, until discharged by the
Government. Judge Porter was one of tie
framers of the present Constitution of Penn
sylvania. and one of the most prominet mem
bers of the Convention. In March, 1843,
President Tyler appointed h'm Secretary of
War on the re-organization of the Cabinet
upon the death of President Harrison. This
important bureau was most ably conducted
. tiy Judge Porter, and although he was only
about a year in the Cabinet, he had so ingra
tiated himself in the esteem of those connect
ed with that departm -nt that up to the time
of his death the old officers of the army held
him in grateful remembrance. Since then he
! held many prominent positions. I;e was
President Judge of the Twenty-second Judi
cial District, member of the I.egislatura and
other positions, lie was the leading spirit of
all the public improvements connected with
ihe borough of his'adoption. lie was one of
the founders of Lafayette College, and for
twenty-five years President of the Board of
Trustees. He was, also, for upward? of forty
years, a member of the ancient an l honorable
order of Free and Accepted Masons, in which
body he held numerous responsible offices,
and was a perfect Ashler in the fraternity.—
j He was truly, in himself, an institution of his
place, a public benefactor. His whole life was ■
marked with a charity as beautiful to behold i
as it was fruitful for happiness in it 3 infiuen ,
ces on all who knew lnm.
Who we have IScatcn at the I, ate Elections.
At the late elections, says the Starke i
County Democrat , we have defeated all kinds
of fool, fanatics and traitors.
Let us see whom we have defeated :
We hare defeated the Negro Worshippers, t
We have defeated the Abolitionists,
j We haVe defeated the Fanatics.
I We have defeated the opposers of Free i
j Speech and Free Press.
We have defeated a tyranical Administra-
i We have defeated the Infidels.
We have defeated the political Preachers.
We have defeated the Deril.
Resistance te the Draft in Wisconsin.
Theie appears to be a disposition every
-1 where to oppose the draft. In Azankee coun -
ty, Wisconsin, an excited mob seized the
draft box and destroyed the rolls', and Carried
on a high game generally : private residences
were attacked property stolen and destroyed •
persons who refused to particpate in the
revolt where maltreated, the provost inar
! shrl was obliged to call out GOO soldiers to
assist in restoring ordea and capturing the :
Tax oh Marriage Certiticates.
People, it seems, can't get married withou
being taxed for the luxury. An exchange
states that the Commisioner of interna! Rev
enue has decided that all marriage certificates
j must have a ten cent stamp upon them or else
be declared iuvalid, and a penalty enforced
against those rot issuing them, which in addi
tion to fine; may be the separation of the par
"Mene, >leiie, Tekcl Upharsln,* *
Those sycophantic endorsers of the present
Administration, the astrologers ot the New
York Tribune, the Chaldeans of the Times,
the soothsayers of the Post, and the less
noted " wise meu" of the abolition party gen
erally, are terribly exercised in the work of
furnishing an interpretation of the inscription,
which has just been written upon the histori
cal page of 18G2.
The late elections in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania,
appear as ominous to the Chief Magistrate of
this nation and his retainers, as the "Mene, i
I Mene, Tekel, Upharsin." traced by the "fin- i
gers of a man's hand" before the astonished
gaze of the King Belshazz-ir did to that im- i
pious ruler. And as the "wise men" of Ba- i
bylon failed to furnish a true Interpretation of
that wonderful warning which struck terror i
to the heart of a monarch who was feasting
among his lords, and desecrating the golden '
vessels of the temple of Jerusalem to drink 1
wine with his princes, his wives, and his
concubines, so do the shining lights of aboli- i
tionism disp'ay their ignorance in their at
tempted definition of the populer rebuke i
which has overtaken a ruler while pervert
ing ihe sacred rights of the people, the time !
honored compact of the Constitutution, the j
universally acknowledged characteristics of:
freedom, either weakiy or designedly to pro
long a feast of corruption, a carnival of blood, i
Defeated, overwhelmed, astounded, the
radical journals and orators turn to a leader
who has, perhaps reluctantly, hut always im
plicitly, obeyed their behests, and charge up
on his imbecility in carrying out the emanci- j
pation act, their overthrow at the batlot-box;
or with brazen effrontery taunt the people ;
who have given their hundreds of millions of t
money and hundreds of thousands of lives I
for the prosecution of the war, with having
voted the " peace ticket" through avarice or
Falsifiers. They are wilfully blind, or ;
they read the signs of the times to better pur- 1
pose than this. It needs no inspired Daniel j
to explain the analogy between the vision lo
the- Belshazzar of the present.
The one emanated from the hand of an in
sulted and offended God; the othc-r is the '
protest of an outraged and determined peo j
" The voice of llfb people is the voice of
Every flash of lightning which conveyed
the intelligence of the triumph of coiiserva- !
tism over radicalism from the east to the
west and from the west to the east ; from j
Connecticut to Delaware and from Illinois to
New York, repealed beneath the dry election
statistics, the dazz'ing words at or.ee of war
ning and of encouragement:
" ME.NF, NENE, TEKCI., VPHAHSIX."
Warning to abolition disunionists ; encour
agemcnt to loyal democrats.
"MENE; God hath numbered thy king
dom and finished it." The days of official
corruption, of illegal arrests, of unnecessary
imprisonments, of mob law, of emancipation
proclamation, of political terrorism, c.rc pass
T lie people have so decreed.
"TEKEL. J Thou art weighed in the balance
and found wanting." On the one side dead
soldiers, weeping widows, starving orphans,
a crippled commerce, a bankrupt treasury,
an impaired credit, a divided country—aboli
ionism anl wir; on the other, niti >nil
prosperity; personal wealth, universal happi
ness—democracy and peace. Anarchy against
order ! Chaos has kicked the beam. Ultra
ism, abolitionism, despotism, and Lincoln
their repserentatives, have had a fair trial
and aie repudiated by the people;
| they have been weighed in the balance and
The ballot-box has proclaimed it.
•' PKKES ; Thy kingdom is divided and
given to the medes and Persians." The
North is locked in deadly conflict with the
Smth ; Negro competition confronts wiiite
labor; Despotism is strugling with Lib
Is it not well, then, that the power is fin
aly passing into the hands of a party whose
j respect for the requirements of the Constitu
| tion aud the rights of the people is as un
■ ehangable as the law of the Medes and f'er
j sians ? If dyne County Herald.
The following farewell order was read to
i the troops composing the Army of the Poto
mac, on dress parade :
llr. \1)-IU"ARTERS, ARMY OF run POTOMAC )
Camp near llectortown, Nov. 7, ISG2. y
OJficers and Soldiers oj the Army of the
I Potomac : —An order of the President do
! vulves upon Major-General Burnside the
command of this ar ny. In parting from you,
I cannot express the love and gratitude I
bear you. As an army you have grown up
under my care. In you I have never found
doubt and coldness. The battles you have
fought under my command will proudly live
in our national history. The glory you have
achieved—our perils and fatigue—the broken
forms of those whom wounds and sickness
have disabled—the graves of our comrades,
fallen in battle and by disease—are th 3
strongest assertions which can exist among
,men united still by an indissoluble bond that
we will he comrades in supporting the Ccn
i stitution of our country and the nationality
| of its people.
GF.ORGE B. MCCI.ELI.AN,
Major General U. S. Army.
Freemout turns Up.
Simultaneous With the removal of General
i McClellan, Fremont makes his appearance in
New York, direct from Nqw Orleans, and
j posts for Washington. We shall not be at
all surprised to hear of the Pathfinders pro
motion. He is under the wing of the radical
disunionists. and they have undoub<edly been
the chief means of the removal of McClellan.
The Next Congress.
The next Congress, according to the esti
mate of the New York Herald, will stand 101
Democrats and Conservatives to 83 Abolition
ists—The Democracy arc coming, Father
Another Soldier Fallen.
Merit Osborn, died Sept. 17th, from the ef- I
fects of a wound received in a skirmish Aug :
30th. Merit enlisted at Tunkhannock under ,
Capt. Sides in the fall cf 18G1, and has ever
been one of the foremost in battles, snd well
deserved the praise his gallant Captain award- ,
The following letter from Charles P. Post
I conveying the intelligence of the Death of our
: young friend, Mwrit Osborn, to his friends j
1 and relations in Falls, we cheerfvlly give a ;
place in our columns.—Ed.
POOI.ES VIJ.I.K Mn. J
Oct. 14th. 18G2. $
HEAR COCSIN I received your favor of.
i the 11th, Inst, yesterday, and with an aching :
1 heart hasten to reply. I must inform you of
j your Brother's death, although I know it will !
wring your heart, ( as well as the rest of hie |
friends and relations] to the very core. He I
died at Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Ya. Sept. I
' 17th, from the effect of his wound. lie had a !
a letter written to the Captain the 13th, I
which stated that lie was doing as well as ;
i Could be expected, that his wound was heal- j
ing slowly, and he hoped tt be able to return j
ito his Company ere long. T e letter that i
brought she news of his death, seated (hat he
i was buried the next day, and that tile grave 1
i was marked by a board bearing the name j
Rcgt. and day of death. We have had six kill
! Ed out of our Company, and several have died, i
i but none seem to be missed, or to cause the
j regret by the men of tha Company, as the loss
: of Merit. I am -sure if I had heard of the
■, death of a Brother I could not have felt worse,
i He and I were promoted to the rand of cor- ,
I poral, shortly after the seven days fight be- j
| fore Richmond, for ha very and good conduct,
1 and for strict attention to duty.
I I know this letter must bring sad news to :
; you, for you have lost an only Brother and j
j one that was wry dea" ; but while you uiourn
j his loss 3 011 have the consolation that he died
' a chriscion, ai d one of the most noble deaths
that man ever died, namely in the defence ,
of his couutrv's rights. He was loved audi
his loss is felt by the whole Company* for he \
never shrank from duty nor danger whenever
jhe was needed. But Lis duties are done, and '
I trust he he has gone to a home where wars |
: never Come.g to join others that have gone
! before, an 1 if we live as we should here <>ll j
i earth, sooner or later we Shut] join him in that
I blessed land.
M e are at Pooles A die, M I. hut how 1 -ng
■we shall stay hers lam unable to sav. Last j
; Sunday we were chasing Stuarts rebel cavalry
1 all day, they had made a raiq intoMd. and Pa
j and took ofl .1 lot horses, but owing to bad j
; manaagemcnt of the officers they escaped into !
j a - But 1 must close Good live,
Please write soon.
C. I'. POST. i
i M. A. O riOKX.
Sermon 011 INtucatlon;
lc the Her. (Icrdy of the Stdfr .—GENTLE
MEN: i .:C I.ducatl -mil State Convention,
winch was in session in H irri burg i.i-t Au
gust, unanimously adopted a resolution
I That Ministers of the Gospel throughout ;
j the Sta 0 be requested to preach, on the firs!
I I Sttnday in Pecfember, 1862, a sertnVn 011 ed
jI- j #
As toe I nvcnti iiT au ptod Ito mea'ns to
mmio i > i-hes on tins re yet I 1 p. .wn to
| 3'ou. ot:.-. r thou the publican >ll of ihe min
utes of its proceedings, I have taken the lib
, ; ert3 ,in tins- maiuier, to inv.te 3"..m attention
_ | to it.
• At a.l time-, the due (raining of the young
, is of great importance, ami .the relation to it
_| of the ( hnstian Ministers i>- plain and inti-
I mate. In the present unhappy Juncture of
our national ailairs, regarding the future
i through the uncertain light of the present
this importance is realiy increased, and the I
relation of 3 our body to it seems te become,!
i in the same proportion, necessary.
Ihe wishes of the convention are. there
j fore, cordially commended to vour favorable '
t consideration, with the hope that you will
j simultaneously add your prayers to the v a
j ther of Light', that He will, at this time, es
pecially bless the cause of general Education,
and so guide the efforts of all entrusted with
j its care, that tbe youth of the land may be
| come Christian citizens of a united and pros
-1 porous Republic.
Your obedient servant,
TIIOS. 11. BURROWKS.
Saperinteudant Commra S hoolc
Dr.II IRTMENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS. ) .
Ilarrisburg, Nov. 11. 18G2. v
Editors in the State a"o requested
to insert the foregoing, and County Stiperin
tendants will take measures to bring it to
the attention of Ministers of all denomina-i
| tions in their respective counties. novll. j
Com" to liife.
! Only a few months ago the Abolition
presses rang with theory that the Democrat- j
ic party, as a party, was dead and buried.—
If this was true at fire time, they must ac- i
mit that there has been a glorious resurrec
| tion—the dead has come to life, and is every
day giving unmistakable evidence of cxtraor- \
! dinaty vitality.
SIMON CAMERON lias returned ; lie srrivt d at
his, residence " Lochiel." on Monday last.
It was almost universally said at the time of
his appointment, that he would not stay lon
ger than to claim his outfit and salary. It is
said that he has in addition to thiß effected a
very handsome'speculation in coal oil.
TLLIN Noig.—The city of Springfield, Lin
coln s home, gave the Democratic ticket over
' COO majority on the 4th inst. The State vo-'
ting Democratic by over 14,000, a clianc of
more than 30,000. This in itself should bo
sufficient to cause the Proident to withdraw
! his Abolition Proclamation.
The Deed is l>oue.
We announce to our readers this morning,
with feelings which we can find no words to
express, the removal of Gen. Geo. B. Mo-
Clellan from the command of the Army of th*
Are we mistaken in our judgment of the
feelings of the people, when we say that they
will demand of the administration a reason,
promptly given, for this unlocked for move
ment, at a time 80 inopportune and inauspi
We think we are not mistaken. We caii
not be. They will demand a reason ; and it
must not only be promptly given, but satis
factory when givin. ,
Look at the circumstances as they stand
nakodly before us, and then let him who is
hot already a slave, a sycophant or an idiot,
Sav that it is not high time to inquire into the
policy and objects of the administration.
We have heard that they have been delibe
rating, 6inC the election, on the question
whether to change their polocy to accord
with the will of the people, or, setting aside
all scruple all disguise to change the wholij
character of the government, and bring us if
once unde the iron rule of a central military
We ha~e heard this, and the news yester.'
dav would seem not only to confirmed its
truth, but to establish the alarming fact that
hey had resolved to try the latter expedient:
Look'at it. It seems plausible. The mea
sure has not only been hinted at by leading
presses and leading men of the radical Aboli
tion stamp, but has found advocates among
them, Before the recent elections the platf
was suggested, t ofney foreshadowed it in
the Presar —Raymond, with more vigor and
perspecuity, illuminated it in the New \oik
Times. Has it been seriously pondered by
the magnates at Washington, and is the first
signal of its acceptance and culmination the
removal of M'Clellan ?
We believe the question Ins 1 ecn serious
ly considered, and we are apprehensive that
the r'-nv'V.il of MeClellan is the firs: to
ward-the experiment of a stronger govern
The history of the past is before us—a
weak Executive, and reckless, shallow-brain
e h advisers—and. in view of the past, we be*
iieve the people have just expressed their coif
deinnation of the radical policy of the admin
istra ion, and their undiminished confidence in
Gcti. M'Clel an—and }t' 1e is remove 1, anif
that too, in 'he face of the enemy and when a
battle is to onentarily expee'ed.
Any other ai n nistr ition would have
hesitated, under such circumstances, and at
such a time to take -nch a step. This ad
, niiiiistr-'.tiun, bhnd and defiant from the first
—this administration, which has set aside the
(.' institution, because it conflicts with it 6 pol
icy and suspended the habeas corpus in or
der that it may trample upon the personal"
j liberty of obnoxious ci tiz.ns—this adminis
' tiati n has not hesitated ;it has rot even tak
t me to in .turely consider the verdict ren
dered by the people, but. apparently on the
impulse of t ie moment, while yet smarting
; under the rehuke administered to it, it has
1 audaciously spurned the advice of the ballo.t
box. removed M V , "an in defiance of public
opinion, arid resolved to pursue a policy not
only radical bat impeli us.
We care not to express our opinion as to
the probable result of tins most palpable
blunder on the part of the administration.
The effect will follow the cause soon enough,
and God grant it tnny prove less serious than
i we anticipate,
M'Clellan Las again fallen a victim to Abo
lition intrigue and malice ; the President has
again shown that Lis pledges are unreliable—
that he is a vane blown about by every breath"
ofair—and the temper of the people is once
iiiurc to be tried bv an ex' e iuient wl.i b, if it
1 should fail, will probably end the war without
1 restoring the Union.
At present we shall say only this more,
, The letter from Gen. ll.illeck is unsatisfac
tory : there is nothing in it; it is partial, nnc
j sided, unfair and calculated rather to soifr
than soothe the public temper. The deed is'
so startling, so foul, that those who performed'
it, or had any agency in its performance, must
show clean hands, very spotLss, or prepared
: for curses, loud, deep, withering, consuming
curses, the people, who have confidence
j in M'Clellan and mme in those who rCtnovdif
Senator J!ayard Rebuked
SenaC t Bayard, while speaking at Wilming
ton last ex; erienced an unpleasant interruption
which rapidly dispersed his audience, of which
a consierable proportion were ladies, stiffed
the disloyal orator. Some Clever patriot had
put into the stove a quantity ot sulphur and
assafvrtida. which proved mori powerful than
Bayard's eloquence.— It-ibiine Washington
j Corrcsp jntience.
it is cleverness, it is patriotism, it is what,
the Tribune admires, to silence the speech t
a gray-haired old man a senator of the United
States, and drive ladies from his audience
w 'th the stench of burning sulphur and assa
foetida 1 It is just *uch cleverness as may he
expected from vulgar partizans of the John
Brown stripe, who glory in the degredation'
of the white race to the level of the negro.
I 4 I
JS"ST* The jtenple have been called to j
in judgment upon the Republican party and
they have pronounced it and its organs want- I
ing :—wanting in capacity— wanting in wis- f
doin—wanting in integrity—wanting in loyal- 1
ty—wanting ih love for the Constitution a' I
j it is wanting in a proper appreciation of th |
blessings of peace—wanting in ability to cr- |
ry on a war—wanting in fidelity to its pledg* I
cs to the peolpc—wanting in respect for COD- I
stitufior&l obligations. And having bee* |
found wanting in all these essential qualities I
it found itself, on the evening after the ele*" 11
tion wanting the support and confidence of l l|
free, intelligent, patriotic, and loyal people- |