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®|e democrat.
Wednesday, April 29,1863.
S. M. Pettengill A Co.—No. 37 PARE ROW
NEW YORK, 6 6 STATE ST. BOSTON, are our Agents
for the N. B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author
ised to take Advertisements and Subscriptions for
as at oar lowest Rates.
We publish to-day a letter from the
State Supt. of Com. schools upon the question
of residence as affecting eligibility to the office
of County Supt. The question has attracted a
good deal of attention, and we very cheerfully
give the decision to the public. It is raised in
the ease of Prof. LaMonte, and has been very
zealously urged against his election by certain
gentlemen who we learn are canvassing the
county. They would not like to see the cause
of Education, that lies so near their 'heart' and
causes them so many nights of sleepless anxi
ety, to suffer by any indiscretion on the part of
directors in electing an improper person to
the office of Co. Supt., so long as it could be
prevented by the interposition of a legal bar,
and particularly so long as there are others
i* better qualified for the office." Since the
legal bar does not step in to guard the cause in
this behalf, it is to be hoped that these itiner
ant gentlemen will redouble their efforts in
canvassing the county and electioneering the
To the directors we would say come out
to convention and upon mutual consulta
tion select for the office of Supt. THE BEST
MAN FOR THE POSITION, regardless of pledg
et that may have been extorted by swarms
of incompetent bores whose very zeal in
patting themselves forward for this office
ia the beet evidence of their incompetency.
Professor La Monte's eminent and ac
knowledged fitness for this office has called
the public attention to him in this connec
tion. It u to be hoped that political man
agement will not result in fastening upon
the county a Superintendent whose qualifi
cations, or rather, whose absence of quali
fications would but disgrace, at once, the
county, the syetem and the office.
JS3C" We have unwittingly been the cause
of stirring up a " tempest in a tea-pot,, or
Pitcher, though we took all possible precau
tion against any such contingency. Some
two weeks sinoe we published a brief notice
from the Washington Star relating to the Rev
Mr. Pitcher who it was 6aid preached the gos
pel. In order to avoid misconstruction by
our readers,we expressly 6tated that it had
no reference to any man who pretended to do
■o, in these parts. Witt all our caution
against this dreaded contingency we find that
A. H. Schoonmaker applies this article to
himself (we can think of no other to which
the gentleman can refer)and comes out in the
last Republican with a very stale anecdote
told in a very buDgling manner the nub o l
which is that two Irishmen while on a hunt
encountered a skunk, and got skunked.
Schooney compares himself to the two Irish
men and us to the skunk. We have been
called by all sorts of hard names before this
o that we begin to think there is nothing
In a name after all.
We confess we are not tender on this point
not so with Schooncy. The mere mention;
of the word pitcher, guarded by a full expla
nation against misconstruction, throws his
Reverence iato a rage—Why this sensitive
ness 1 Why such dodging, when no blow
waa struck? We have not charged him
with stealing a pitcher; nor do we propose
to do eo. If the sight of the word pitcher,
throws him into such spasms—we can imag
ine that actual contact with a real pitcher it
self—a silver one for instance—must have a
vaiy taking effect on him. In view of these
fscta we would advise our friends, in Mont
rose, IT they would "escape the wrath to
come," to refrain entirely from the use of
the word pitcher , in his presence ; and if they
would avoid the penalties of a late Act of
Congress, deuy themselves the use of the ar
ticle itself—when he's around.
NOTES. —lnformation WAS rceived in the city
of Philadelphia, on Thursday last of the rob
bery of ten thousa nd dollars, the property of
the Philadelphia and Reading Railroa Comp
any. The money was stolen on the nght of
Monday, 13th inst from a fire proof safe, in
e frieigh t office, on the li ne of the road above
the city of Reading. The freight agent, Mr-
PotU had draw the money from the banki
and intended to remit it to Philadelphia by
the morningtrain. At nigh the were placed
in the money drawer of the safe. A watch
man was employed, but was temporarily ab
sent from the building at night, attending
to other duties. Tho thief entered the prem
ises either during bis absence' or stole the
money m consequence of the sate having been
left open in mistake. But two keys were
known to in existence, and both were in pos
session of Mr. Potts, The lock was iv>t bro
ken, and in the morning the safe was found
to be locked, but the package ws missing.
Two suspicious persons weie observed loung
ing about the depot on Monday evening, and
the police are On the alert for them. They
are said to have beeu Phil delphia or New
Tork thieves.
Iu the Quarter Sessions.
An indictment was found by the Grand
Jury against Henry Myrtall. Charge—Per
jury—Wm. White, Prosecutor.
The defendant in this case being under
bail for his appearance to answer, immediate
ly after hearing of the finding, took " leg
bail" and left his resident bail in the limbo.
An indictment was found against John
Rought charged with assaulting and stabbing
Patrick Mahoney—John Mahoney, Prosecu
tor ; also, an indictment against John Rought,
Jacob Rought ana Becker Rosecrans.—
Charge—Riot and Stabbing. These cases
were adjourned.
There beiDg no further business, the Grand
Jury were discharged on Tuesday afternoon.
After examining the Public buildings they
reported the jail as unhealthy, inconvenient
and unfit for the detention of prisoners, and
recommended the erection of a new and more
convenient and commodious one. Also that
proper seats be provided for the Grand Jury
Quite a large number of petitions for the
appointment of Supervisors were presented
and passed upon. Licenses granted, fec,
Wm. H. Pratt vs. Jos. Stephens, admin.
of Wm. P. Stephens, dee'd. Action—Debt.
Case tried and verdict for pltff. for §306 66.
Cornth. Penna. to the use of Wyoming Co.
rs. Gordon Sweatland. Action—Debt. Ver
dict for Piff. for §lB2 66.
Ocena Capweil vs. John S. <fc A. M. Cap
well. Action—Ejectment. Verdict for Plff.
George Atkinson vs. Wilber Russell. Ac
tion—Trespass. Verdict for piff. for
The usual amount of business on the list
for argument was disposed of and the Court
adjourned on Thursday, P. M.
Signs of the Times.
In the three New England States, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut,
the abolitionists lose about 18,000 votes and
the democrats gain about that number.
New Jersey re-affirms her devotion to
democratic principles. Elizabeth city has
elected the entire democratic ticket—a thing
unheard of before for years. Trenton is
democratic by an average majority of 400.
Albany, N. Y., goes democratic by two
thousand six hundred, and elects nine out of
ten aldermen.
Eimira, N. Y., has elected charter officers,
every one of whom, except a Street Commis
sioner, is a democrat.
Greene county elects thirteen democratic
Supervisors to one republican. Last year
the board stood 10 democrats to 4 republi
Tompkins county, N. Y., gains one thous
and democratic votes since last falls election.
In Schenectady the democrats have achiev
ed a decided victory.
Livingston and Orleans made nice demo
cratic gains.
The Mansfield (Ohio) Shield and Baner
brings out its rooster to crow over the dem
ocratic victory in that city.
The Pontiac (Michigan) Jacksonian re
cords a complete democratic triumph iu that
city and Oakland county.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to the
Argus , has elected a democratic Mayor for
the first time in five years.
The city of Detroit gives the Democratic
State ticket about 700 majority.
Altogether the election news from the
West is cheering. From Milwaukie we
learn that the Democrats have carried Wi
consiri by an estimated majority of 10,000.
Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, elect the dem
ocratic ticket, the former for the first time
time by 150 majority. The returns in ludi
ana show large democratic gains—the tele
graphic reports to the contrary notwith
standing. Springfield, 111,, the home of Mr.
Lincoln, rolls up a democratic majority of
134. St. Paul. Miou.. elects a democratic
In Marion county, Indiana, the freedom of
elections had been interfered with in an infa
mous manner, by armed soldiery, who drove
democrats from tne polls by violence.
Toledo, Ohio, reported republican by tel
egraph, went democratic by 200. It was re
publican last fall.
The democrats elected their Mayor in
Hartford, Conn , by 450 majority.
Tho democratic ticket for municipal offi
cers, in Milwaukie, has 3249 majority, The
county gives about 5000.
The returns from Ohio in the country dis
tricts generally show large democratic gains
on last fall's vote. Tiffin has gone democrat
ic by 220 majority, and Seneca county by
1200, Circleville, Portsmouth, Chillicothe
and Lancaster, have also been carried by the
In Indiana, Marion, Hancock, Madison,
Lawrence, Rush and Bartholomew counties
exhibit large democratic gains.
These are the signs of the times. Let the
leaguers league.
Why Seek a New Name I
The Abolition part y are moatearnestly en
gaged in seeking a new name. They claimed,
when Mr. Lincoln was elected, to be real Re
publicans with definite and fixed principals,
which were to endure forever, and produce
the most wonderful and happy results. They
have been in power only two years, and are
not satisfied with the result of their own acts
and are now earnestly engaged in selectiug
a new name, wh'ch shall ignore their past
faith and practice, aud indicate that they
have changed from what they formerly were
proud of. They new assume to be union
men—and so are all northern men—and
the exclusive friends of the Union, while
they are urging numerous measures which
are calculated to perpetuate the rebellious
power m the 6outh, and prevent a restoration
of the Union, for all time to come. Why
this change ? There is but one answer 1
which is, that their former name haa become
so odious among the people, that they seek
a new one to improve their prospect of future
General Burnslde and Order Mo* 8.
The report of the Committee on the Con
duct of the War we published in full some
weeks ago. The testimony which accompan
ies that portion of it relating to General Mc-
Clellan is incomplete and inaccurate, The
testimony relating to Genera! Burnside ap*.
pears to be printed in tail, but whether U i
complete and ungarbled or riot, the teatimoriy
of Generals Burndside, Newton, arid Coch
rane at least helps to explain some hitherto
mysterious circumstances attending tbe re
moral of General Burnside from the com
mand of the Army of the Potomac and its
transfer to General Booker.
All their testimony concurs in showing
that the only movement of the Army of the
Potomac, while under General Burnside's
command, which had any chance of success,
was intercepted and prevented by the Presi
dent's direct order. General Cochrane and
General Newton, whea that movement had
been begun, came up to Washington to see
Senator ilson and Representative Odell, to
whom they proposed to confide their poor
opinion ol General Burnsioe. Those persons
being absent from the city, they concluded to
go to the President and pour their complaints
in his ear. Mr. Lincoln listened to them, and
on the unsupported and worthless evidence
of two incompetent and dis affected subordi
nates of the general in command of the Poto
mac, sent a message to that general which
compelled him to halt jbe cavalry expedition
which was already inaugurating tho move
ment, and stop the preparations for following
it up with the main attack> General Burn
side came to Washington ; the President then
for the urst time informed his advisers, Sec
retary Stautou and General Halleck, of tbe
mission and statements of Cochrane and
Newton, and they debated the question of a
continuous movement. General Haileck ex
pressed tbe opinion, which does him credit,
that officers guilty of insubordination like
that of Cochrane and Newton should bo ar
rested or dismissed from tbe service at once.
General Burnside went back tbe army and
issued a general order, which is alleged to bo
as follows :
General Orders No. 8-
January 23, 1663. )
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First. General Joseph E. Hooker, major-general
of volunteere and brigader-general of the United
States army, having been guilty of unjust and un
nessary critisms of the actions of his superior general
tone of his conversation, endeavored to create distrust
in the minds of officers who have associated with him
and having, by omissions and otherwise, made re
ports and statments which were calculated to create
incorrect impressions, and for habitually speaking
in disparaging terms of other officers, is hereby
dismissed the service of the United States, as a man
unfit to hold an important commission during crisis
like the present, when so much patience, charity,
confidence, consideration, and patriotism aro|due from
every soldier in the field- The order is Issued sub
ject to the approval of the Presidedt of the United
Second. Brigadier-General W. T.H.Brooke com
manding First Division, Sixth Army Corps for com
planing of the government and for using language
tending to demoralize his command, is subject to tbe
approval of the President of the United States, dis
missed from the military service of the United
Third. Brigadier-General John Newton, command
ing Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, and Brigadier.
General John Corcrone, commanding First Brigade,
Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, for going to the
President of the United States with criticisms upon
the plans of his commanding officer, are, subject to
the approval of tbe President, dismissed from the
military service of the United States.
Fourth. It being evident that the following nam
ed officers oan be of no further service to this army,
they are hereby relieved from duty, and will report
in person without delay to the Adjutant-General of
the United States Army:
Major General W. B. Franklin, commanding Left
Grand Division.
Major-General W. F. Smith, commanding Sixth Ar
my Corps.
Brigadler-Ge-ier&l Edward Ferrero, commanding
Second Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps.
Brigader-General John Corcrane, commanding
Firit Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Army Corps.
Lieutenant-Colonel J. H Taylor, Acting Adjutant
General, Right Graad Division.
By command of Maj -Gen. A E. BDRSSIDE.
Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General.
General BURNSIDE did not publish this or
der, but. accompanying it with bis own res
ignation of his commission as major-general)
sent a staff officer with both to the President.
Tbe deceit which the President and the Sec
retary of War attempted to praotice upon
tbe country in regard to the resignation it is
not necessary now to show forth again. The
material facts in the matter of the transfer
on the command are recited by General
BURNSIDE as follows:
I went to my adjutant-general's office and issued an
order, which I termed General Order No. 8. That
order dismissed some officers from service, subject to
the approval of the President, and relieved others
from duty with the Army of the Potomac. I also had
three sentences of death upon privates for desertion,
which I had reviewed end approved, subject, of
course, to the approval of the President, as I bad no
right to do any of these things without that approval.
I had sent my own body-guard over into Maryland,
and had succeeded in capturing a large number Of
deserters. I had organised a court-martial, tho ore
which Is now in secession down there trying some two
hundred and fifty deserters.
I told my adjutant-general to issue that orde r
(No. 8) at once. One of my advisers—only two per
sons knew of this—one of them, who is a very cool,
sensible man. and a firm friend, told me that, in his
opinion, the order was a just one, and ought to le is
sued ; but he eaid he kuew my views with reference
to endeavoring to make myself useful to the govern
ment of the United States, instead of placing myself
in opposition to it; that all of these things had to be
approved by the President of the United States, at
any rate, before they could be put in force; that
he did not think I intended to place the President
in a position where he either had to assume the re
sponsibility of becoming my enemy before tbe pub
lie, at any rate, thereby enabling a certain portion
of my friends to make a martyr of me to some extent
or he had to take the responsib lity of carrying out
the order, whioh would be against the views of a
' great many of the most influential men of tbe coun
try, particularly that portion of the order in refer
ence to the officers X proposed to have dismissed tha
service. I told this staff officer that X hod no desire
to plaes myself in apposition to the President ct the
United States in any way; that I thought his (ujy
staff officer's) vise of ths matter wis the eorrcet eos;
bat that I had indicated in that order the only way
in whioh I coald command the Army of the Poto
mac. I accordingly took this order, already signed
and issued in due form, with the exception of being
made public, to the President of tne United States,
and handed him the order, together with my resigna
.tion of my commission, as a major-general. I told
him that he knew my views upon that subject; that
ihad-paver sought any command, more particularly
that of.-the Army of the Potomac; that my wish was
to go into civil life, after it was determined that I
could no longer be of use in the army ; th it I desir
ed no publio position of any kind whatever. At the
same time I said that I desi.rd not to place myself
in opposition to him in any Way, nor to do anything
to weaken the government. I said he conll now
say to me; " You may take the responsibility of
issuing this order, and I will approve it;" ana I
would take that responsibility if he would say that
it would be sustained after it was issuea, because ho
would have to approve it, for I had no right to dis
miss a man or condemn a man to death without his
approval. In case that or Jer (No. 8) could not be
approved by him, there was my resignation, which
be could accept, and that would end the matter for
ever, so far as I was concerned ; that nothing more
would be said in reference to it. I tola him that he
could be sure that my wish was to have that done
which was best for the public service, and that was
the only way in which I could command the Army of
the Potomac. Tho Presideut replied to me. " I
think you are right. * * * [The suppression here,
in the body of General Burnside's report, of the Pres
ident's answer are the committee's, not ours.] But
I must consult with some of my advisers about this."
I said to him, '• If you consult with anybody you
Will not do it in my opinion." He said, " I cannot
help that, I must consult with them " I replied
that he was the judge, and I would not questio a his
right to do what he pleased,
Tue President asked me to remain all thitday. I
replied that I could not remain away troin my com
mand ; that ho knew my views and I was fixed and
determined in them. He then asked me to come up
that night again. I returned to my command and
came up again that night, and got here at six o'clock
in the morning. I went to the President's, but did
not see him. I went again after breakfast, and the
president told me thut he hadooncludod to relieve me
from the command of the Army of the Potomac and
place General Hooker in command. I told him that
I was willing to accept that as the best solution of the
problem, and that neither he nor General Hooker
would be a happier man than I would be if Genera
Hooker could gain a victory there. The Presiden
also said that ho intended to relieve General Samner
and General Franklin. I said that I thought it
would be wise to do so if he made the change he pro
posed to make. General Sumner was a much older
officer than General Hooker, and ought not to be
asked to serve under him.
We do not propose to discuss the wisdom
of order No. 8, nor to show how far tue pub
lication of these shameful facts by tho War
Committee agrees with their own doctrine
of the duty of giving " an unquestioning sup
port to the administration iu all its measures
and all its selections of agents to carry on
the war." The committee is too low for pub
lic contempt, and General Burnside has own
acts and words acquired his just place in the
opinion of sensible men. Nor do we propose
to discuss the conduct of General Hooker
The revelations of the committee are not full
or trustworthy enough to form the basis of
an intelligent judgment as to his past coDduet
while tho success of his future enterprises
will determine the wisdom of assigning him
to his present command.
But we print these documents to show the
people of this country how the Commander
in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United
States performs the duties assigned to him ;
with what wisdom he selects his principal
generals ; what degree of support to generals
learned in the art of war he, an unlearned
civilian, gives ; how far he relies upon the
opinions of the military advisers whom he
has called about hiui for the purpose of hav
ing skiled advice; with what care he culti
vates subordination in his subordinates and
encourages them in military offeuses against
their superiors, to whom he has assigned the
highest trusts.
Generals McClellan and Burnside have
some other experience on this point which
would be valuable in the formation of such a
judgment. It will be made public one day or
another. We venture to predict that Gene
ral Hooker, if he has not already had, will
within tbe next week or month have, a fur
ther experience which may teach the country
similar lessons. General McClellan wai or
dered to move in places and at times where
to bis responsible and skilled Judgment move
ment seemed unwise. At other times and
places he and General Burnside were order
ed not to -move where to their responsible
and practiced judgment movement seemed
wise. If General Hooker la now getting si
milar messages and experiencing similar in
terferences from Mr. Lincoln, he will proba
bly soon learn what the testimony* before the
War Committee might earlier have taught
b'-m— that there is now left for him the
choice between a strict adherauce to bis own
judgment and a consequent deprivation of
command and of opportunity for public ser
vice like that which General McClellan now
undergoes and suffers in noble and subordi
nate Bilenoe, or a compliance with the blun
dering and vacillating decisions and dodges
of an inferior superior and a consequent trans
fer to some other command, like that which
General Burnside enjoys. In the latter case
we look to see General Fremont placed in
command of the Army of the Potomac and
General Lee in possession of our capitol.—
C3T The counting of soiled postage
stamps, which were a few months since de
posited at the New York post office for re
demption, has been completed, and nearly
nine-tenths of the whole number have been
so redeemed. Notice has been issued to the
owners of the remaining one tenth to come
up and receive current funds for their depos
its. The amount of claims of deposits are
$260,000, one fifth of the whole number hav- j
ing been thrown out on account of being
marked stamps. The counting of the stamps
would have occupied one man for the space
of two years and a half.
DECLINED.-— Governor Gurtin has announ
ced to his friends that he will not be a can
didate for ne-nomination. It ia understood
that be ia to be appointed Minister to Bpain
at the expiration of bis present term ot of
Soldiers to be Discharged when tbeir
Terms Expire.
April 20 The following orders were pub
lished to-day :
Heqdauartcra Army of the Potomac, >
April 20. $
In order that no misunderstanding may ex
ist as to the course to be pursued with regard
to regiments whose term of acrrce are about
expiring, the following rules will govern the
action of corps commanders and others, in the
Ist. When companies and regiments re
enlist after the expiration of their present
term of service, in accordance with the pro
visions of General Order No. 85, of April 2,
18C3, from the War Department, the regi
mental and company officers will be retained ;
the regiment will have a furlough for the time
specified in the orders, aud will be allowed to
proceed, at the public expense, with their
arms and equipments, to the place of their
enrollment two years or nine months (as the
case may be) from the date of their original
muster into the service of the United States
2nd. When the regiments in a body decline
to re-enlist, the officers and men will be
mustered out at the expiration of two years
(or nine months) from the date of their actual
muster into the service of ihe United States.
Their arms and equipments will be turned
over to the ordnance officer of the division to
which the troops belong, and transportation
and subsistence Department.
3d. In cases where less than one-half of the
men re-enlst, the proportion of officers to be
retained, and the selection of those to be re
tained in service, will be determined by the
corps commanders in accordance with the
provision of paragraph 3, of General Order No.
86, of April 2d, 1863, from the War Depart
ment. The rank, proportion and number of
: oflcers to be retained, with the regiments
where the re-enlistments are partial, is left to
the discretion of the corps commanders.
4th. The portion of the bounty provided
in General Order, No. 85, April 2d, 18G3,
from the War Department, for reeniislment,
will be entered upon the muster-rolls to be
paid at the first payment after the return of
the men from their furlough.
sth. In regiments where two years' men
and men enlisted for three years or for the
war are associated together, special recom
mendations may be made to the headquarters
for furloughs to the latter, when the number
of two years' men re-enlisting may, in the
opinion of tbe corps commanders, justify the
6th. When the two years' regiment does
not re-enlist, as above provided for, the corps
commanders will direct the transfer of men
enlisted for three years or the war in such
regiments to three years regiments from the
same State ; or if their numbers are sufficient,
these men may, at the discretion of the corps
commander, be formed into battalions.
7th. This order, as well as the following
order from the War Department, will be
read at the head of each compauy of the two
years' and nine months' regiments serving
in this army.
By command of Major General Hooker.
(Signed,) S. WILLIAMS, A. A. G.
HARRISSCRG, April, 23, '63.
Yours of the 20th inst., ha%
just been received. I have never regarded
the action of the triennial convention of Di
rectors as the final election of one person to
act as County Superintendent, but as there
lection of several persons from whom, in the
order tft forth in the law on the subject, a
person is to be appointed aud commissioned
to act during the three years from and after
the first Monday in June next after the first
Monday in May when the selection is made ;
the prescribed thirty days for the filing of
objections preventing the actual appointment
and commissioning till the first Monday in
June, at the soonest, see Nos. 6, 41, 471, 474,
484, of the Digest.
If it be thus an "appointment," as 1 am
clearly of opinion it is, and if the commission
which is the only legal evidence of that ap
poinlment cannot legally issue till the
first Monday in June, then the words of the
7th section of the 6tb article of the State
Convention settles the day from which the
necessary years' residence in the County is
to be calculated. It says it is to be "one
year next before his appointment.
I am, therefore, of the opinion that any
person, otherwise qualified, who shall have
been " a citizen and inhabitant" of the Coun
ty of Wyoming one year next before the first
Monday iu June 18G3, may be legally com
missioned to the office of County Superinten
dent on that day, even though he might not
have completed hia full year of citiaenship and
residence on the first Monday of the next
preceding May.
I have received a letter from Wm. Burgess
Esq. on the same point, to whom I will thank
you to make known this reply,
Yours truly,
Supt. Common Schools.
JACOB DEWITT, CO. Supt., Wyo. Co., Pa,
partment was made dramatic on Monday by
an Irish woman, of araszonian size, and heart
as loyal as brave, who came unde the auspices
of Gen. Schenck,ifrjM'ciont to Secretary Stan
ton the America flag pulled down by Miles
at Harper's Ferry wbfco that post was surren
dered to the rebels. How did you secuie
this my excellent woman?" Sure sir, I
just lifted my clothes, aud wrapped it around
here, just as they flocked intq the parade."—
The Secretary after thanking her as devotion
deserved ordered SSO to be paid to thp brxve
THE 129TH.-r-THE time of the 129 th Regt.
P. V. ia about to expire and they may be ex
pected back in the course of a few woeks.
They have discharged their duty as food sob
diers and should, on their return to their
j homss, be hoaorably creditably received
A Richmond Paper en the Connecticut sTae*
• a ,|
The Richmond tfispalch of the 11th. i Q it
says that the Democratic hopes of an early
peace are dissipated by Lincoln's success iu
fhe Connecticut election, and thinks th
the war will be conlinuW rintil " the Yan
kees run tbe full lengthy of their
Had the peace led by Seymour and
Vallandigßaro, prevailed, many fearfnl wan
would hare been' averted and tbe hand of
.the avenger of blood would have been stayed.
As it is, the dispatch predicts that the
time mast inevitably come when the "pa,,
pie of the North, remembering the fresdon
so lately lost, will risk in their anight, un .
armed and untquipped, yet burning with
vengeful fury, to contend against the armed,
organized, perfectly drilled, and skilfutly offi
cered legions of the oppressor. Then will 5
come back the poisoned chalice which
scornful and vain-glorious North commended
to the lips of the Soutlf. Then a tevoliui ##
fiercer than that which desolated France will
begin, to end no man knows when or how_
Then the blood of their slaughtered South
ern brethren, which has been so long crying
from the ground for vengeance, will be ap.
peased by the sights and sounds of terror,
the confiagations, massacres, riots, battlei,
great and small, which will sweep the North
from one end to the other. Then the Aboli
tionists, so eager to provoke war, so slow to
engage in it, will know what war is. Hith
erto it has been a pretty passtime to them.
They have reaped riches, honoas, office
from it. Then will it be what they hare
made it to us of the South ; nay, worse, far
worse. And when that frightful time
as come it surely will, the innocent and the
guilty must 6utfer alike."
" Ant! a rat!!
Dead for a ducat." —(Shakspeare.j
The dis-Union League-ers met with "a
ray over tbe knuckles" which they well de
served, but little expected, in the following
letter. How treason and treachery to the
Union " crop out," to be sure ! Here is evi
dence enough to prove just the class of men
who, falling in every other plan to deceirt
the unwary, have appealed to the sentiment
t hey know full well is uppermost in the
mind and heart of every Democrat, and, iu
vaunted professions of devotion to the Union,
seek to ensnare honest men from the path of
duty and of principle. We again warn faith
ful Democrats not to be caught. The Leagues
are Abolition societies of the Garrisonian
type, led on by suca disunionist as Beecher,
Wendell Phillips, et id omne genua, aud are
deceptive and ingenious devices of the bitter
enemies of the L'nion—the men who a little
while ago declared the Constitution of the
United States to be " a leaguo with death
and a covenant with hell." Such men are
not fit aesoctates for Democrats, and they
ought not to be found in such company :
New York, April 20th, 1853. $
Robert II McCurdy, Esq., Chairtnau Ex.
Dear Sir—l am in receipt of your cordial
invitation to be "present and participate"
in the proceedings of the Mass Meeting at
Madison Square this day at four o'clock P.
Nearing that the real objects of the meet
ing were foreshadowed in the following ex
tra cts from the Helper Book , of which you
were one of the endorsers and agents, I re
spectfully decline the honor of being present
and participating:
" Thus, terror engenderers of the South,
have we full)' and frankly defined our por
tion ; we have no modifications to propose,
no compromise to offer, nothing to retract
Frowns, sirs, fret, foain, prepare your weap
ons. threat, strike, shoot, stab, bring on civil
war, dissolve the Union, nay annihilate the
solar system if you will—do what you will,
sirs, you can neither foil nor intimidate us;
our purpose is as firmly fixed as the eternal
pillars of Heaven ; we have determined t
ISH IT WE WlLL." —Page 187.
2. " We cannot be TOO HASTY in carrying
out our designs."—Page 33.
Very respectfully yours,
Shocking Affair In New Berlin, Union O
Some four or five months ago a certain
James Hummel, of Snyder Co., deserted
from the army. Several days ago, a certain
Seargeant Gebhart, formerly from Centre
county, a member of the U. S. Provoat Guard
came to the neighborhood, to arrest deer
ters and send them to oamp. It seems that
he knew that Ilummcl would attend the fa*
neral of his 6ister at New Berlin und
there to arrest him. JJo followed 'h®
cession to the burying place, and from there
to the church. While iq the church, just be
fore the sermon eommenced, he walked up to
Ilummel, now sitting quietly in his pew
the mourners, to do the last pious honors
a dead sister and presented a Colt's pe7olre*
to his breast, mumbling something supposed
to have been. "You are my prisoner." HUB*-
mel drew a Sharpc'u four shooter from bis
pocket. Mean time Gebh art snapped hiscca t
which burst to no effect. Hunim®!
shot Gebhart in the breast. After that, each
discharged his remaining halls ; in the church
also a Mr, Smith, assistant to Gebhart, dis
j charged one ball. At this juncture thee*'
! citement had become intense, and the shrieks
and cries of unprotected females and childr® 0
were almost heartrending. Both llumß®'
| and Gebhart now left the church. Ilum®*'
I went to his Jjome, wbßhpr two physici*®*
soon followpd him, aip} found hia havinf
two woqnda—qno through the lungs, upP®**
ed to be mart*), *t)d
arm. Qebbsrt fled through gby
wards the mountain, and was discover*®,
a while after, two miles from town.
showed three bullet holes m his overe*j
which, on account of being thickly
so broke the effectiveness from Hunnaelv ■
I ferior weapon as to do him little or
1 ry— Cor. P. f Union.