North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, September 16, 1863, Image 2

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    %\t Jpemotral
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1863.
8. M.Pettengill St Co.—No. 37 PARK ROW
NEW YORK, A 6 STATE ST. BOSTON, are our Agents
for the N- B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author
ised to take Advertisements and Subscriptions
ns at our lowest Rates.
OF CLINTON, 3 years.
Democratic State Central Committee.
The following is the State Central Committee as
appointed by Hon. FINDDAY PATTERSON, of
Washington county, who, as President of the late
Democratic Convention, was authorized by a resolu
tion of the body to announce the Committee. It con
sists of a Chairman, and Representatives of the sever
al Senatorial Districts into which the State is '
divided: >
f Theodore Cuyler. *)
' **■ { ..
(Isaac Leech, J
2d " John D. Evans, Chester county.
3d " Wm. 11. Witte, Montgomery county.
4th " Wm. T. Rogers, Bucks county.
sth " Thos. Heckman. Northampton connty,
6th Hiester Clymer, Berks county
7te " William Randall, Schulykill county.
Bth " Asa Packer, Carbon county.
9th " Michael Mylert Sullivan counry.
10th " Stephen S. W inches cr. Luzerne county,
llth " Mortimer F. Elliot, Tioga county.
12th '• John H Homes, Lycominfi csunty. i
13th " William Elliot,Norteumberland county.
14th " Samuel Hepburn, Cumberland county.
15th " William M. Brisbin,Lebanon county.
\ i——
17th " John F. Spangler, York county.
18th •' nenry Smith, Fulton county.
19ih " J. Simpson Africa Huntingdon county.
20th " William Bigler, Clearfield county.
21st " Thomas B. Seawright, Fayette county.
23d " W. T. IL Bauley, Green county.
24th " \ j Alleghany county
25th " James Campbell, Butler county.
26th " David S. Morri , Lawernce county,
27th " Thos, W. Grayson, Crawford county,
23th " Kennedy L. Plood, Jefferson county,
Mass—Meeting I!
The Citizens of Wyoming and ad
joining Counties, will assemb'e in
Mass-Meeting in this place on
UTonday, Sept. 21st, 1863.
COME ALL whose motto is:
" Our Constitution—guard it ever !
Our glorious Union—hold it dear !
Ourstarry Flag—forsako it never !
The prcud CAUCASIAN—onr only peer!"
of Re rift.
■on. Chailes W. Carrigaii,
ef Philadelphia,
of Bradford, aud other
Eminent Speakers
will certainly be present and address
the Meeting.
Let the Democracy be Present in
Force !
\ ; The Draft. . .. p
It is DOW authoritatively announced that the con
scription for this district will commence to-Jay, j( iVed
nesday,) and contiune until completed. The Coun
ties will be taken up in the following order—Mon
tour, Columbia, Sullivan. Wyoming and Bradford.—
Seme time will probably elapse before it will defin
itely be known who will be dragged from their home*
under this " infamous law." Let no one who is liable,
be entirely unprepared for the emergency. The
Juggernautal car, with its great iron wheels, moves
on, making its deep and ineffacablo furrows in the
fair face of our country. Those who possess tke
money it exacts in lieu of the person, may for a time
appease the monster; those who do not, must "bow
to their destiny" and place themselves in its path—
marked ss it is, by the bones cf hundreds of thous
ands of human victories. Hew many a mother's
heart it has wrung with anguish, inexpressible, and
left it laoerated and breeding in its coarse 1 How
many thousands of helpless, dependent widowed
mothers, orphaned children, havte felt or will yet
feel the chilling winds of winter, pinching and be
numbing their shivering limbs? How many will
cry unheeded for bread, and pray to G >d through
the long tedious vigils of the night, to save and re
store their husbands and fathers? And all because
the Idols—the great central Despots who drive the
infernal machine, has willed it to be so. Will any
candid man affirm that motives of honesty, justice j
or mercy has influenced the tyrants who rule but to
We want these men who thirty months ago " let
slip the dogs of war" who adopted as their motto
" not an inch of compromise, not an inch of slave ter
ritory," and who screeched in their fiendish infatua
tion, " war to the knife, the knife to the hilt," to
stand up before the gaze of the honest men of this
connty, to day, and tell us whut has been gained and
what has not been lost in this cruel, Iratrlcidal war ;
and who are responsible for all the evils and miserv
which has followed and will yet follow in its train?
"It is said that there will soon bo an example
made of a drafted man who did not appear when or
dered. He will be shot as a deserter."— Republican
of last iceek.
If this harsh measure Is deemed Decessary, and is
about to be resorted to by the authorities, we would
just intimate that one Billy Burgess, late of Colum
bia Co., Pa.—Editor of the Wyoming Republican,
wts drafted nearly a year ago, was never legally
discharged or excused, and has never reported him
self for military duty, but is now roaming at large.
That be would be an excellent subject for "on ex
ample," or for any other scare crow purposes, we
have no doubt. Besides it w juld not seem so cruel
or unjust to take this "old uffe'tder"—this draft
sneak of eleven months standing, as to take some
poor Devil who has only had a fortnight's notice.—
" Let justice be done though the heavens fall;"
or Sweet William be torn away from " the cause of
educa.ion, for an " example."
The Republican of last week says :
" Fifty deserters per day are sent to Harrisburg
from various portions of the state. They belong to
Copperhead families,*'
Of course Billy, all that are returned are copper
heads. The niggerheads, have a convenient way of
getting excused You know ''the cause of educa-
I tion, was about "to suffer" in your case ; so that
[ one more pair of handcuffs was reserved for some
| copperhead who tried to play the sneak as you did
i but was less successful in it.
. We cannot understand why so much time and
. money-is expended in arreg'ng and re tujning these
copperheads whom you represent as disloyal, and so,
much in favor of Jeff. Davis. We should , think
'thatone such real Loyal niggerhead sneak like you
weuld be worth a score of them.
A friend at our elbow suggests that you are doing
more, ig your present situation, to aid Jeff-in fcis
schemes of disunion, than a Regiment of su%h' white
liveied milksops could in his army.
Luzerne Democratic Convention .—The De
mocracy of Lose roe met in County Convention on
Tuesday last, and nominated the following ticket:
For Representatives, Jacob Robinson, of Scr.mton,
Dr. Harry Hakes, of Hannover, and Peter Walsh,
of Blakely. For Register, George E. Kulp. Treas
urer. Geo*A. Crockett. Commissioner, Uriah A .
GrittmaD, and tor A-alitor, G. C. Mc Wayne.
\3T le*rn that the Hon. Hendrick B. Wright,
late member of Congress from the Luzerne district,
over whose alleged conversion to Black Republican
ism Fcfrney'a Press and other Abolition papers, re
cently made so much ado, is out strong for Wood
ward and Lowrie. We trust that the Abolition pa
pers which so warmly eulogized Mr. Wright's loyalty
will now abuse him roundly as a " copperhead."—
Philadelphia Eve. Journal.
at Meshoppen.
A meeting of the democrats of Meshoppen,was held
in the hall of D. Hankinson, for the diffusion of polit
ical knowledge. On moti >n Clark Burr was chosen
President and A. Banatyne Sec'y ot said meeting
Resolved , That this society shall be styled "The
Mesiioppen Society, for the diffusion of political
knowledge," aad auxilliary to the Wyoming Society,
An election theo being held the following officers
were chosen for said society :
CLARK BURR. President, D. HANKINSON, Treasurer,
G. M. KOON, Secretary
E. Mowry Jr. C M. Pueuman, -Ahira Gay.
A. Banatyne, Wm Blackmar, John Melhuish, Wm-
II Cortright, M Co/le.
Representative Democratic Conference.
The conferees representing the Representative Dis
trict composed of the counties of Columbia, Montour,
Sullivan and Wyoming being called to order.
There were present from
COLUMBIA COUNTY—J. S. Sanders, and Wm. 11.
MONTOCH COUNTT —Wm A. Dean, and Hiram An
SULLIVAN COUNTY—James Deegan, and Michael
WVOMIMO COUNTY— Kelson Lee, and B. Mowry Jr.
The Meeting was called to order by the appoint
ment of E Mowry Jr., as chairman, and Wm. 11.
Jaooby and Wm. A. Dean as Secty's.
On motion of Jas. Deegan, Geo D. Jackson of
Sullivan was nominated for Representative.
On motion of lliram Antrim, John C. Ellis of
Montonr County was nominated as Representative.
On motion the nominations were closed.
On moti in of J. S. Sanders Geo. D. Jackson of
Sullivan County and John C. Ellis of Montour, were
declared the unanimous nominations of this confer
ence as representatives.
The following resolution was then offered by J. S:
Sander?, and unanimously adopted.
Resolved. That we present with pride, to the peo
ple of this Representative District, our .candidates,
Hon Geo. D Jackson, of Sullivan County, and John
€. Elba, of Montour County, as gentlemen of integ
rity, ability a%d patriotism, and pledge them our
hearty and enthusiaetie support.
Wm. 11. JACOBT and t o „
WM. A DEAN, ] Secretaries.
n v.". ■ ■" ——
President's Proelam Hon.
■ . WasniMToir, September 16.
By the President of thf tynftsft States,
Whereas, tbe Constitution <jf the United States Ties
: ordained that " the privilege of the writ'otf
J corpus shall not be seepeKed unless when, in eases
j of rebellion orlivMiep, (fee JR. fblic Safety may re
i quire it;" was existing on
: the third day of March, 1863, and whieh rebellion
| is still.existing; and whpas, by a statute, which
was approved on that it was enactfd Vhy the
Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States in Congress assembled, that dnrjng the pres
ent insurrection, the President of the United KSWtes
I * I.
whenever, in his judgment the public safety- may re
quire, is authorise dto suspend the privilege of the
writ of habeas corpus m any case throughout the
United States or any part thereof r end'WhV|%s, in
| the judgment of the President, the pfcbiie safety
' does require that the privilege cf the said writ shall
now be suspended throughout the United States in
cases where, by the authority of the President of
I the United States, military, naval, and civil officers
i of the United States, or any of them, hold persons
under their command or in their custody, either as
prisoners of war, spies, or aiders or abettors of the
enemy, or officers, soldiers, or seamen enrolled, draft
ed, or mustered, or enlisted in or belonging to the
land or naval forces of the United States, or as de
serters therefrom, or otherwise amenable, to military
law, or to the rules and articles of ?;ar, or to the
rules and regulations prescribed for the military or
naval services by the authority of the President ef
the Unite! States, or for resisting a an ft, or for any
other offense against the military or naval ervice
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of
the United States, do hereby proclaim and make
known, te all whom it may concern, that tbe privil
ege of the writ of habeas corpus is susj>ended throug-.
out the United States in the several cases befere
mentioned, and that this suspension wilt continue
throughout the duration of the said rebellion, or un
til this proclamation shall by a subsequent one, to
be issueu by dhe President of the United States, be
modified and revoked ; and Ido hereby require all
magistrates attorneys, and oiher civil officers within
the United States, and all officers ,and others in the
military and naval services of the United States, to
take distinct notice of this suspension and give it
full effect, and all citixens of the United States to
conduct and govern themselves accordingly and in
conformity with tbe Constitution of the United States
and the laws of Congress iu such cases made and
In testimony whereof I have herennto set my hand
and cause, the seal of the Uaitod States to be
affixed, this fifteenth day of September, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty
three and ol the independence of the United States
of America the ei jhty-eighth.
By the President:
Secretary of State.
General Jim Lane recently made a apoech
which, for its atrocity, is unrivaled. Here what he
says and remember that he is an abolition Senator :
" You have decided that there can bo no safety to
Kansas except through the extermination of the
rebel citizens in those border counties of Missouri
We have had officers at the head of the Department
of the Missouri who believed in a war of extermina
tion against those bushwhackers. General Curtis
was in favor of it. * • • • Not for mere butch
ery—not for the gratification o| mere prejudice—but
for sdlf-presei vation we believe in p war. of extermi
nation. Our opinions and judgments were deliber
ately founded Extermination-—I Tepeat here that
for self-preservation, there shall be extermination of
the first tier of counties in Missouri, and if thaf
UOB' t stsure us, then the second and third tier, and
tier on tier till we are secure. ,
• • .* • • • e '■ **
*- 4 • • ft
When I was in Missouri thh bther day I took par
ticular pains to inquire for the best Umoa -mania
the country. I was directed to a man named Hook.
I rode to his house and had a conversation
with this bean ideal of a Union man. I asked him
his polities. lie answered mo very quickly that he
was Union—my men close by at tho time.. I aked
him what he meant by ' Union.' He said that he
was in favor of the Union as it was and the Consti
tion as it is. 1 askecf fllta what he meant by that-
He said: " I'own aiggers. r ylf we have the Union
as it was, and my' niggeii Yftn pflj' I can recover
them. If we can't have the Union pdit -was, then I
am in favor of the Siuthern confederacy." I then
asked him how long sinee ho had seen any bush
whackers. He said : " Mr. Woodward was here to
day for dinner. I saw your soldiers* told him he
hsd better not go near them. I hear rebels at my
corn-crib almest every night.. 1 1 neyer interfere with
them. Quantrel came here the other morning on
his way to Lawrence and ordered breakfast for fifty,
and got it." (A voice—" Where is Hook now?")
In hell. I left him in the hands of the Executioner.
I will tell you what I want to see. I want to see
every foot of ground in Jackson,' Cass,' and Bates
counties burned over—everything (aid waste
Then we shall have no further trouble. The bush
whackers then cannot remain in the country, for they
will have nobody to feed thein--- nobody to harbor
them—nobody to provide Ihem with transportat ion
no place to sleep in---aod will have thirty-five
miles lurthcr to'walk before. they reach Kansas."
The Views of Gen. CMS.
The radical press is attempting to .connect the
name of the venerable Cass with certain ' Republican
movements. He was invited to address an abolition
meeting lately held in Indianapolis, When the name
and livery of Democracy were sielen lo serve radic
alism withal. It may be well to reiterate that Gen.
Cass has no part or lot witu the Republicans in any
shape or under any name. llis position is fixed in
the ranks oi the conservatives. It is thus d< fined by
■himself in a recent letter addressed to thti. Democra
cy of the County of Washington, in Pennsylvania:—
" I have come to look with almost as jnuch solici
tude upon tbe action of the Democratic Party in its
primary meetings as lor the result of aui conflict in
arms; for tbe reason that it is now clear that the
perpetuity of our present lorm of government tests
upon the patriotism, intelligence, forbearance, end
consistent course of ction by the Democratic party.
The Jacobins and radicals who are the leading spir
its of the political party in power seem quite as in
tent on destroying our civil rights as in whipping
the rebels into subjection . It i 9 our duty to insist on
tbe preservation intact of the form of government es
tablished in 1789 , and that the territorial limits of
the nation shall never be diminished. To attain
this end, ire must see that the government is not al
lowed to fall'to pieces. We must hold the execu
tive agents of the gsvernment to their duty, until
we can by moans of the ballot-box put in their stead
those who will administer the government as it was
formed by our ancestors "
•It will be hard to make a Republican-of the veter
an who uttered these sentiments.
; I3T A Friend of a soldier who is suffering from a
wound that may cause him to be a cripple for life,
tbe other day said th him: —" Well Tour, do jou feel
like going back into the army ahal 1 hare
recovered from your wound ?" The soldier thought
a moment and then replied.—"No, I believe not;
unless I could go as an officer br aigge r
Mi EiiflK • ~s* 6 • i
It is hooej" t*hat a single
tJjropgh your co l&A*,*t<r46hM is made the df
ace your* paper, a card and -eaftdfr
articles in the Republican, will be aetisfeetbry to
paJtHstte mediately concerned end also to the public.
The subject referred to, is the "Bible view of slave
ry," which yob recently published and the discus
sions and criticisms that it has drawn forth. We
now have also*a cb'&ll&njfe to discuss this question :
*' Is American slaverj consistent with Christianity or
with the Bible 1" *3. •
To this challenge or invitation the Rev'd Elder
says he 'iCtftf expebt a prompt add categorical an
swer"—" let'fb'ere be no (lodging." * How naturally
this suggests the question : Was not the Elder's ex
pectation "like a woman's character, damaged the
moment he oommenoed talking about it?" Did he
really expect a " categorical ajijsrer ?" No doubt
he desired one, bat is be entitled to It T Such es he
is thought to merit is given, ieaving to him the free
exereise of his own discretion in determining the
number and character of his own communications—
to dodge and at the same time admonish against it as
he may see fit.
Does the question propounded by the Elder differ
in any way from tbe one disensseu by the Bishop ?
Is it not the same stated with less precision! If so,
why does he not reply to the Bishop's argutn =nt 1—
Those who heard the Elder's sermon, and the read
ers of the various newspaper articles will bear wit
ness that no single text of Scriptures or argument
of any kind whatever has yet been adduced in an
swer to tbe Bishop's letter. Truly he has been ac
cused of "special pleading," of "misquoting the
scriptures" and of being "ignorant," but have we
yet one particle of evidence te sustain these charges 1
It will be searched for in vain. The Rev'd Elder
says in his " card" in the Republican . that, if his
"sermon was what the author of the ar tide repre
sents it to have bean, he has shown little courage
and less sense to notice it;'' —"that weak and feeble
as tbe arguments in the seimon are represented to
have been, he has occupied throe columns in the
Democrat to demolish what had no existence."
Why did Dot the Elder make this statement in
hie communication to the Democrat, whose readers,
baring read the review of the ee.-tnen were prepared
to judge it. It was expressly stated in the review
t tat "we should have preferred that this sermon
had been left with those who heard it." It was on
ly because the Editor of the Republican, who did
not hear it, and who did not pretend to give any of
the pretended arguments, while ho pronounced it, on
hear-say evidence, a clear refutation" of the Bish
op's letter, that it was deemed worthy of notice ; and
it was hinted very plainly, that perhaps the indorse
ment of the Republitan hardly rendered it worthy
of attention. If the Elder construes this into a com
pliment, he is really thankful for exceedingly small
favors. It is not to be won dered at that his vanity
sees nothing in the discussion of a Bible question
but an opportunity for the exhibition of " polemical
skill, legal lore and logical acumen." This confes
sion is rather more than was expected from the El
der. It was this that was endearored to be pointed
out to him in the revi- w of his sermon, —that ho ex
hibited himself rather than his subject—or preached
himself rather than Christ.
Neither were his arguments, demolished. They
were simply reproduced, as their absurdity was
elearer in the mere statement of them, than it could
ke made by qomment. So true is this that on re
viewing them in a "Cooler mood, they appear So have
so crumbled before the Elder's better judgment as to
lead him V> believe that they had be n demo ished .
No reply to the Elder was attempted further tkan
to compare his sermon wi;h the Bishop's letter. —
This he concedes was props', 5* sermons are " pub
lic property." What right then had ho to throw out
the chi Uenge he did, accompanying it with impu
dent restrictions as to (he manner of acceptance or
refusal. How magnanimque toa to present a chal
lenge—for the discussion of a question,, upon which
frotn bis position and attempts at ho ia
presumed to be thoroughly versed, to one asking in.
formation of him; and so to frama the .issue as to
place.the party challenged on the affirmative. Aside
from this, how improper. The institution of slavery
is older than our government, reno*n'*od by it, an<l
still we are called upon to prove that it is /jonsist
ent with the Bible. If inconsistent wifti the Bible,
thea all the laws appertaining to it woubihave been
void, and yet we find no court so deciding ; for in
deed we find it recognized in the fundamental law
of the land. It is therefore to be regarded as con
sistent with the Bible, until proved otherwise. Un
der all the circumstances than it wonld have been
much more proper and oourteous if the Elder had
propose' this question. "Is the institution of Amer
ican slavery, inconsistent with the Bible," himself
as the challenging party, taking the affirmative of
the issue and leading ih the discussion. If the El
der sees fit so to modify his propositions, in aooor
dance with every rule of propriety, the challenge is
accepted, not however on my part for the purpose of
displaying " polemical skill, legal lore or logical ac
uircn." The glory of this is left to the Elder, as
he only appears to bo seriously exercised upon such
matters* Iu no other way can the excessive gener
osity that prompted the tendering of a subject for
discussion, peculiarly within the sphere of his own
calling, accompanied with such suggestions, be ac
ounted for.
The alternative is omitted in the above statement
of the question for the reason that if alavory is con
sistent with the Bible, it is presumed to follow that
it is consistent with Christianity.
, Since the Elder has expressed a hope that I may
repent, in a tone that precludes all idea of a possi
bility of change on his part, while disclaiming abili
ty properly to discuss the question, I hold myself
open to conviction, . And as I am not conscious of
anything in the character of this article, or else
where', that would require a protest of my love " for*
truth, righteousness or my country," I subscribe,
simply, x
Tu nkhannock, Sept. 12, 1863.
The 143 d at Gettysburg.
We clip from a late Scranion Republican the fol
lowing complimentary notice of the gallant bearing
of the 143 d Pa, Vols., in the terrible battle at Get
tysburg, written by Col. (now Gen.) Dana of that
Reg r t. One company of this Reg't. which aoquitted
itself so nobly, being from this county,.and Gen. Da
na being so intimately known to many here, anything
from his gifted pen, in relation to them, cannot fail to
be read with interest
Be&lton Station, Va., Sept. 1, 1863. >
We are lying here, pesteoi at
suitable points along tbe Rappahanbeck, waiting- in
readiness for whatever may occur. Rumor ie busy
with intended movements, and orders have been ia
sned to be in readiness to inarch at a moment's no
tice. Our destination ef course is unknown to us.
Such is usually the case. Wo start off, not knowing,
unless some little incident such as establishing afield
hospital or extra care in aagara to the Stretotw
Corps, gives ground forcobjeeture, whether we s*%
merely on a march or going within the next hour in
to a battle. Nor is there here a moment of the day
or night that we are not liable to attack. Our pick
eta can and do converse with * the enemy's. The
Rappahannock is a little larger here than the Laek
wnn, ind mlthoogh deeper, is tordable at many
point* ibtn and b< low u,
VTi Ml looking anxiously for reinforcements to re-
Jtailr th* terrible slaughter at Gettysburg, ana U i*
Itot twobakle tiat W iaiportnat move •
ment wilibk tMbttntH theyamMeeived. X wUk I
cottld ait /6*n"aod for a kill hour girl you the par-'
tionlara of that terrible fight To giro any idea in
the compass of a letter i* impossible, and I regret to
aee by the papers no accurate account* published
that no full, iccahlte idea of it feiists at the Iforth,
The First Army Corps, which bore the whole brunt
of day and was oonspicuoua in the second,
thW ifod fourUi.'gets little uentipn. The Lucerne
boyis composing the 143 dP. V., behaved,.as all cen
oede, most gallantly. Barly ia the first da/s fight I
took oommand of the Brigade, bat throughout the
day and the following two days, was with them, and
a witness of their brnrery and admirable discipline.
The ehangte of front and of position whioh the supe
rior numbers of the necessary, on tho
first day especially, were executed with the precision
of a field drill, and were only equalled by the deadly
precision of the volleys they poured into tho ranks of
the rebels. I
\ou ofScranton and Hyde Park are strongly rep
resented in the Regiment, and of course are interest
ed in its welfare and honor. Be assured your repre
sentatives havo thus far nobly sustained their own
and the credit ef the county, and whilst 1 sincerely
trust they may not again be called to enoounter an
other so fierce and destructive a trial, am well as
sured that they would add to the good name they
have already acquired.
Yon must excuse this eulogy upon the 143 d, but I
confess that I feel proud of the boys for their cour
age, their patient en iurance of hardships, and prompt
obedience and discharge of all their duties in camp.
I am, very truly, your friend and servant,
Brig. Gen. A. N. Meylert.
Schenck sgaln Victorious.
PRESSION or A NEWSPAPER —Between one and two
o'clock yesterday, General Schenck, commanding this
Department, issued a peremptory order to Colonel
Fisb, Provost Marshal, tor the suppression of the Bal
timore Republican, a daily evening newspaper, pub
lished by Messrs. B. H Richardson it Co.; also for
the arrest of the editors snd publishers. It is need
less to say that the order Was immediately carried
out, and the keys of the offioe are now in possession
of the military authorities. Messrs. Stephen J. Joyce
and Fraacis A. Richardson, members of the firm, be
ing at the publication office, were at once taken into
custody, placed under a- close guard, and conducted
to the office ef Colonel Fish, where they were eonfiin
ed Mr. Beale H. kichardaon,/the senior pa truer,
was shortly afterward* arrested at bis residence, and
imprisoned with the otbetc. General Schenck also
ordered that these three prisoners shonld not be al
lowed to communicate with any one for any purpose
whatever, and that at half past eight o'clock last
nigbt they should be placed upon the train for Har
per's Ferry, to be sent across the lines, not to return
during the war, under the penalty of being treated as
spies They were not allowed to make any arrange
ments about business matters or clothing; in fact,
the orders were the most peremptory and severe
which have yet been issued here in relation to such
prisoners. They were escorted to the depot last night
by a heavy guard, with a view to prevent any com
munication between tbem and their friends All
these gentlemen arc married, and Mr. Joyce has
quite a large family. It is stated that the cause of
the arrest and suppression was the publication on
Thursday afternoon of a piece of poetry entitled
" The Southern Cross," as well as the publication-of.
other articles, upon different occasions, r-gared.d as
disloyal in their tendencies. Late last evening, it is
learned, General Schenck gave permission to the
prisoners to receive a small sum of money und a sup
ply of clothing. Shortly befote the truin left the de
pot the wives of the prisoners appeared, wi*h written
permission from General Scheuek .for a intervew,
which was brief and*fleeting in the extreme.' A
very large crowil cjleeted'at the depot to see them
off."— From the Baltimore Gazette.
* r
Least by the publication of the song first publish
ed by a Southern e liter, on tbeirflag, we may bo
thought by some of the Tribune worshippers, to be
giving encouragement to their cause ; we publish as
an ofise; to it, a " Loyal"( 1) ode to the stars and
stripes taken trom that paper.
the publication of which,'l
the Editors and publishers !
of the Baltimore Republi-'
can have .been banished by >
Gen. Schenck, the hero of <
V ienna. t
From the Baltimore Re
publican• "
0 ! say can you see, thro'
the gloom and the storm,
More bright for the dark
ness that pure constel
Like the symbol of love
and redemption its form, '
As it points to tbw haven of
hope for the nation-
How radiant each star, as
the beacon afar,
Giving promise of peace or
assurance in war !
'Tis the CROSS or THE
SOUTH, Which shall ev
er remain * ,
To light us to freedom and
glory again !
How peaceful and blest J
was America's soil
'Till betrayed by the guile
of the Puritan demon,
Which lurks under Virtue,
and springs from its coil
To fasten its fangs in the
Ijfe-blood of freemen.
Then boldly appeal to each
heart that can feel,
And crush the foul viper
'neatb Liberty's heel! |
SOUTH shall in triumph
remain •
To light us to freedom and
glory again !
'Tis the embletn of peace, '
'tis the day-star of hope,
Like the sacred LABASUH
that guided the Roman; '
From the shore of the Gulf
to the Delaware's slope,
'Tis the trust of the free
and the teirorof foemen.
Fling its folds to the air,'
whke we boldly declare,
Tbi rights we demand or ,
the deeds that we dare ! -
While the CROSS or THE
SSOTH shall is triumph
To light us to freedom and
glory again.
And if peace should be
hopeless and justice de
And war's bloo ly vulture
should flap its black pin
Then gladly "TO ARMS,"
while we hurl, in our
Defiance to TYRANTS and
death to their minions !
With our front in the field,
swearing SEVER TO
Or return like the Spartan
in death on our shield.!
And the CROSS or THE
SOUTH shall triumph
antly wave
Ae the flag of the free or
the pall of the brave!
'the publication of which
the editor of the New
| York Tribune ha* l>fen
enshrined in the hearts
of his followers, the sejf
styled men i
the country. •
From the New York
All hail the flaunting Lie!
The stars grow pale
and dim,
The stripes are bloody
A lie the vaunting
It shields a pirate's deck
It binds a man in
It yokes tne captive's
And wipes the bloody
Tear down the flaunting
Halt-mast the starry
Insult no sunny sky
With hate's poluted
Destroy it, ye who can '
Deep sink it in the
It bears a fellow-msn
To groan with felbw
slaves. ;
Fqrl the boasted lie
THI, freedom lives
To rule ouce more in truth,
Among untrammeled
, men.
Roll np the starry sheen.
Conceal its bloody
For in its folds are seen
The tramp of rustling
Alcz. H. Stephens a Union Mas.
The Cineimatti Commercial, a Republican peper,
publishes a letter from a well known citiaen ef Geor
gia, wWjrteeetiyfieft thftState aad is. new. withe
tar lines, la which the writer says:
- I eannet leave this s—isstiia without referee##
Ib> Alexander H. Stephens. Recently if he had been
permitted to go to Washington the world would have
, | felt hi* mission. He ia Vice President of the South-
I ® r ?. Confederacy, it is true, but to this moment be is
a Union man. £ was born and raised within eighteen
miles of him, end no man knows hia better than I
do j we toiled together for the Union, hat when
Toombs and the Cobb* kicked noble Georgia oat of
; the Union, be felt that it was his duty to puar a part.
That part will only be known to that God who caus
ed the shadow to go upon the dial of Abas. But stiU
Stephana is I Union man and a Chistian" \ >
true, the Utomiseisntf Vice
President Stephens,-whiehtbe oligarchy al
Washington refused to considsf, aright have been
prodhctiv df itnpertamt recalls, had it been met ia
the proper spirit We add this to the thousand evi
dences accumulating every day, which prove the ad
ministration—President Lincoln's late letter to lit
oonirary notwithstanding—to be opposed to a settle
ment of our national troubles on ahy fair or jational
basis. War, the adjunct of tyranny, and tyr|j>oy tho
destruction of the Union, is the only logioof iM policy
Musi cat,—•The fourth monthly meeting of the
" Wyoming County Musical Association" will be
held in TunkhanDock Boro., the 26th of Sspt. Do
not forget, the last Saturday of this month, Let
there be a full attendance, as there is business of
importance to be transacted.
A, £}. BCCB, See y.
Cnrtin says be is troubled with 'inflammatur J
rheumatism.' Well, according to republican logic
now-a-days if Curtin is eleoted, the Government will
have the '* inflammatory rheumatism." We vote
against the thing.
Wrong Expression.—A cotemporary has an
advertisement in bw pa per, headed. "Hooker around
and hard times out-flanked !" It would sound more,
like tlie troth if it read, " Hard times areund, and
Hooker out flanked." Better change it. It's too
sarcastic, by int.—Berwick Gazette.
Mr Dt< Mott, canvasser for the truly popular
work entitled a " History ot the war for the Cniofl
—Civil Military and Naval" will we are informed be
prepared to deliver tbe first four numbers of the work
to those not yet supplied, during the latter part of this
week, or first of next. Mr Dfe Mott is also agent for
a work en itled, " Portrait Gallery of eminent Ameri
cana" The work is filled with full length portraits
of of all the distinguished men of the oountry with
biographical rnd historical sketches of each* Its
literary and artistio merits and excellencise osnaot
fail to reocommend it to the public.
C3T* A friend and relative in the amy asks us
what the people think of the draft, He w!U find an
intimation of our feelings and thoughts on the sub
ject elsewhere ; and we can assure him that a large
majority of the people share in these feelings and
Beauties of (be Conscription
[Scene —A Provost Marshal's office—Enter A.]
A.—l have a wife, lying at the point pf death- —
1 am poor, and have not a week's provision a-bea cT
for her maintainance. Will not tha exempt me ?
PKOVOST MARKHAI:—JTO. Fall into the ranks.
[Kuter B.J B.—l have five little children, all de
pendent on uiy labor, who must suffer in my ab
sence. Their mother is in feeble health, andesmnot
provide them with the necessaries of life'. Most I
go f •
P. M —Of course you must. Fall in—fall in.
[Enter C] C—My wile is well. I have aban-'
dance to leave with my family. I could go to bat
tle as well as nut But fib rich enough to buy my
self off I'll let poor men—the ragged ftght
this war. Here's fi'JGOj and.ndw let me gp,„"
P M.—Of oourse, sir, you are at liberty to go
Is jt possible that any peer man will vote with a
party that.treats bis in this manner? A party
that favors the rich add oppresses the poor.— Logan'
MILLER. -JEN Sept, 14th inst
by RT. C. Er LMM, Mr. RawMi HILLS* ITFD
M. NAKCT JißKtin, both of
RUSSELL—DA VTS—In Meshoppen, sy*/Wtrm Gay
Esq., on the 10th inst., Mr. Jesse ?. Rossel of Me
shoppen, to Mist Maris A. Deris, of Washington
Wyoming Co. Pa. //t
WINANS—FISHER—At Mcshoppcn by J O Dans
Esq Aug 26th 1863 Mr. Isaac Wins of 'of Me
iboppen, to Mist Mary A. Fisher of Philadelphia.
V ALLEN—-GAY—-By he same Wn, C Yalien, to
Mies Mary J. Gay of Meshoppen.
ARMSTRONG.—In Washington Tp., on the Ist
inst.,, son of Darid and Sarah Armstrong,
aged 8 years. On the 6ifc Znxi&mm, daughter
of the same, aged 19 years. On thp 7th Mm-
SfE, dasgbtcr of the name, aged 1 year-and 5
Fond pare nts and affectionate sisters be comforted,
though your afflictions be great in that three lured
ones have, in one short week gone from your embrace
to the spirit land. Over the grave of a beloved friend
Jesus wept, so may you. But in the gospel is relief
for the afflicted heart. The bodies of your loreci ones
that have departed, sleep in the grave,bnt their hap
py spirits hare joined the glad Angels on Eden's fair
plains. Albert was a good boy in life and In death
safe. Before she died Ziltiann obtained s| hope, a
git rioug hope of immortality and etema) lime, and in
the hour of her departure was iafull possession of th
grace that saves. Never did we witness a more tri
umphant victory in the hour of dieolring nature.
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