North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, April 13, 1864, Image 2

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    drau*<r? of i! c K\i onHvo, H*i* great mcssen
-'' i duUu;atur i
fT'T '' IV.ogt •! .1:. I ; p.-.-ph- ••;-
denied a heating—tu rn-I back in tdk-nci*.
ami Ihe festival of d-n'ti co r.irianrled to i>ni
oeid. 'J tse b. ok < i :ire in all its ample folds |
contains no tin re inhunTiu or revolting spec
tiic-f. 'loose who 1 ve war 'or the mere Sake
.f war, when the same objects can be better
at'.ii.ietl hy the g-'iitlu and holy influences of
p.-see.-a re tcnui.-lci ? of stfeh frightful depravi
ry that ihe blackest ei th< > murdering m'n
i-:i-, "who in their sightless substance
wair on nature's mischief,', appear as angels
ii !•-:;! a;id tem vulcrjce iit the comparisuu.
for. T >r1!! trot here pnu'p t > dwell in do
tu.i on the usages warfare. But,
< ha'tctigi* ht-dt ry, that 4i re?.nrend chronicle
4>l the ej-afe, 4l whether in its sacred or pro
fctiK i ec nrds, to product.'a p.awilcl to the
spwit snd temper with which the part}' now
haa conducted the awful struggle
in uhkh we are engaged. Loiaaicncc at the j
. aily <! •} break of the woiid,•travelse all time
and explore all space grope your way among
'he vast hecatombs id ail fori no r wars, exam
ine the gory stains of every battle plain, ran
tack the archives of kings, cabinets and coun
c;ls, and no instance, not ono. can be found
w here a people claming Christian civilization
las waged a war of any kind agawist any foe
mjduinb, ferocious silence, without a word,
".t'gn. or a luck in behalf of a peaceful solu
tion as In g as we 1 n w been engaged in
this cruel eon 11 let. 44 blessed are the peace
makers," was not spoken f< r the present ad
ministration of American affairs. They
spurn the examples and teachings of all
Christian cgts and enlightened people
They drink not from the benevolent feun
tiar.s whose waters were unsealed to gladden
and refresh the earth by the divine Nazarin
on the Mount of Oaves. They lave their hps
rather, in a stream whose waves', more pus
tnd than the river i f Kiypt when smitten by
the of Moses, taint the air with pesti- ;
Itnce and calamity. Nor are they wholly
without models in Ihe past. The bounderies
of civilization it is true, as I have stated, are
barren of any precedents for their conduct, i
but ihe dark regions of barbarism furnish
h#reand there a gha*t!v and horrible exam
ample of fury, hate, and revenge, which is I
now.followed by the Executive and his parti
san supporters. Demons have occasionally,
in the mysterious providence of God, visited
the earth in the guise of men, to prey upon '
tlio human species fjorn the mere love of
slaughter and misery Alaric, the Gothic
monster, never treated with his enemies, j
never negotiated for a peace. The dying |
"groan of the soldier on the field, the bitter
wail of the widow and the choking S"b of
tlre orphan at home were equally music in
hi# ear. Attila, the fierce Hun, known to
history as 44 the scourge of G d," neither
s nt or received commissioners to discuss ;
and allay the causes of war. He painted up
on his banners Hie sword,, an t tlie sword
alone, and proclaimed that by that sign, and
by it alone, he would conquer. Genghis
Khan and Tamer lane, preserved by the pen
i f lhehitorian for universal execration, f- u.\-.J
r o pursuit s-> pleasant a- calling for more
v.,en, more men. more men for the harvest of
d ath, and. like our present Executive, snuf
line with jests and ribaldry the warm taint!
of blood on every gale. The patriots who !
surrounded chiefs spurned
with eager iniiignat.on all pn flhrs of in. dita-'j"
lion",* rdl c fforts at compromise, alj talk of tie |
gotiation, just as do now the patriots who!
are seated on the west side of tins chamber, |
and who pay court for con tracts at t lie west i
and of the avenue. N-.r did Ilodei Ali, thut ,
more modern incarnath ti of unconditional!
exterminating war. regard with favor the
suf gefftions of peace, when pausing for a nio |
mcnt like a cloud of wrath on the brow ol i
the mountain fie swept down over the plains .
< f the Carnatic, and smote them with bla-ts
of fire, with indiscriminate woe. .Sir, these .
are your examples. These are they who
never said conciliate*, but always eai i crush ;
who*never said harmonize, but whoaalwa- s
said destroy ; woo denounced fraternal aff o j
tiun and embraced the doctrine of subjuga :
tion ; wlio never sought to restore jumcu-lul ,
peaceful relations with their neighbors, bu" j |
v.ho always sought to ruin thern by o<>iUi-ca i j
tion and plunder, whose voice* was forever j i
like tfie voice of Molocfi in hell, and the , t
voice of those who now rule this natim, f>r ;,
war, for mem war. and war alone, as a cure i i
hi- every evil, a remedy for every grievance
fancied or real. With what loathing and ab i
borarce does a Christian world u< w regard j i
these destroyers of their kind ! Ail coun
tries and every people utter a cry of horror i
at the jnention of their names. No pdlar, no j
monument, no fountain, no grove perpe.u j
ates their place in the respect of a single hu j
man being thtj ever lived or d.ed. And yet ,
who w ill compare the ages iu which thev en i
acted their various tragedies to the one in
which we live, and cull thern to such an ac
count as awaits those who in this period of
gospel light have fashioned the adinimstra- j
tion of the American Republic on the princi
pies and practices of an enlightened barbari- i
ans ?
IV. I will cease to reason on this point !
by comparison. 1 will grasp the naked ques- j
tion which the Supporters of tins Admtnis- j
tration have so pei-istently clatucred into I
the public ear f r the last three widened'
years I- it right in itself to Heat w_ita;
those who are in rebellion, with a view to a j
restoration of their allegiance, and thus to en :
sure the dome-tic tranquility / It we drawl
an answer from the conduct < f this Govern
iriert in frmcr instances of treasonable res : B
tance to law that answer is a! ; in lavor of ne
gotiation and compnmise. Washington set
the example in the case of Pennsylvania, an 1 j
Jackson followed it in the more celebrated
ease of South Carolina in 18J... In our wars
with forego powers the same course has nut
feitnly been pursued. And we ourselves
were the objects of similar treatment evrn
from the tyrannical ministry of George ill
in the days of the involution. Commission
er* from the Court of England came to our
shores iuoiu than once a tear during that
struggle to treat for a return of the rebellious
colonies to the union of the British Empire.
But 1 shall not content myself with tue en
lightened precedents furn'shed by tiie hts
tory of our own and other countries. I* ;
there do higher stcnda.d of moral rghi t"
which to appeal/ Is the voice of Hun who
spake as never man spake hushed and stilled
bv the lu cry of j.a-sidi and rage? Have
tl> m* pages ylstch bhize with inspiration and
which contain all the ptincipl'-s of national
hs Well as individual morality and justice lost 1
their light ai d power in tins unhappy hutd?
Can a government long survive or hope to
escape retributive pumshtnent which blots
<nt ilf# doctrines el Christ in the regulations
' f its afliirs ? .Shalt a sneer, the ser of
. the Jacobin and toe Atheist deter me .from
seeking the path of public &s v eil as private- i
duty m tlje declaied reci rd of the Great
f i' il u>ah/ Have Rol.rsj ie l re anil
Mara| come frotn their dishonored craves to ;
detl.rone God and to give us the hideous un
ti'ua uof ti, e Revolution? Sir. I
ask you to go wnl, pj 0 to the unsullied fuun ,
fain of (ttcmal trut'-:
.•. ire i .-*r it thy - minor phatf trc-pio
V ami tc-H film |ii- fault bo u'ccit Hie ihi.l h un
k Hiallijcar.the, thou i..,i gained thy
f "Ihr' iri.o will i ot hear thee, then i ik-* nlth the
or ortiro m.-.-.e,.that in the mouih of t-s-o or throe
K-rr*sM eyr-y word b estah'UreJ i
"And if he h;i!l tieg.ect to have tbi-ia.'ell it unto
, h.; ehu.eiy but,if hy, to hear lire church, lyt
: liTm he unto thee as un heathen man au-1 pubii
In these brief but comprehensive sentences
are em p race I Hie great principles of social
harmony, individual charity, and national
fraternity. Thev were written by d;vinity
to ennvt v a lesson of hum me phi!<>sop!iy into
every department of life and to ev rv sue—
cet-dnig age. Thev fnrni-b tiie text f-.r every
treaty of pir.iewl uh natu ts iverliaiiud
to prevent tlie illusion of b!o*>ii. They in
eu'eate the duty of not one only, hut re neat
; ed attempts at reconciliation; and those at
tempt#. t< o, upon the part of those who have
suffered the injury, k'nder th.e malignant
auspices, however, of the present hour in
! ailheted country, what a contrast is present
ed to these sacred passage-! Not only do we
: lefu -e to go to our brother who has eoininit
ted the trespass, hut we nj.-ct him when he
offers to cmte to in.
Sir, I take my stand on these immortal
maxims and appeal to the native justice <>f
the hum m hett- . I appeal to those uisti nc's
of charity and benevolence by which it ii
al'ied TO the attrr utes of deity. The plain
people of America, those who, widi honest
hands earn their daily bread, whose wearing
apparel is not purple and Hut* linen, flashing
with diamonds and p -arls purcfi i.-ed bv -he
bloo'l and tears of nnlliu-ns—to them, in their
humble home--, rlaikened perhaps by the
; death of the first-born, I make t bis s lemn
invocation. Before that pure and nr.selfish
1 tribunal I lodge my cause in behalf of domes
tic tranquility, and tender the B'ble as au
thority lor the principle? I declare.—
By the voice of my own heart, unreduced by
gain and unawed by terror, I know wiiat will
|be the verdict of an incorruptable and fri-e
people. But there ts another class who pre
side over the ministrations ,f ibis inspired
book, and who mingle with their offering#
: to God the poison of political prejudices, be
fore whom the cause of humanity, union, and
peace need nt be presented. That large
portion of tiie clergy of the laud who, claiin
j irg to be the chosen agents of the merciful
i Redeemer, fill the cup of the sacrament with
rancor 3"<l vengeance, hear none >f the sweet,
' angebe tones wh ch p' ad from every page of
his go pels in favor of that >ndiviiiual and na
tional chat ity wliicli snfft-refh lung an I ts
kind. Tfiey teach theii flubks no 1 ng. r to
hunger an 1 thirst after righteousness, but to
hunger and thirst f>r the biool of tlicit
j enemies. They ascend the saC'Vd de-k Jio
tie re to pray that gentle peace like ."he dews
j of Heaven miy descend upon our wounded
land distracted c "in ry, but to declaim in
warlike strains in face <-f tlie Almighty
upon the delight winch they feel in the in
, diction of human agony. They have fevers- I
jed the order of the millenium which the
I Christian world has looked f-rwaid to since
the days of the prophet?.. The one which
they hail in fond anticipation is thatiu which
every plough share shali become a sword
and every pruning hook a spear; in wh-ch j
conscription, slaughter; and taxation shall go in hand; "w hen the keepers < f the
house shall trenib'e. and the strong men shall
bow themselves, and the grinders cease be- |
cause thev are few, and those that look em |
of the windows be-<!trkened. and the doors j
shal 1 be shut in the streets whi-n tfie sound
.of the grinding is. low ; * * because man !
got-th to his long home, and mouthers go 1
'ab ;'Jt the streets."
To these men muck of the sorrow which |
now overshadow-, our homes is piopeily at
tributable. They have ever been, and are
to-dav, the foremost iiieiim-s of d nue.-Uc j
tranquility Ar.'atioti on matti'rs pertain
ing to civil governrned' bas been their eh- 1
uiunt. Sedition against laws vvhicn coulbct ,
with their ignorant a:r I s;-lti i bigotry lias
been their favorite calling hi hi.' "o'Jinne# :
and in every age. The} have a Itigi.:' l ' Gw
than the sermon on tf.e mount; and the wo." ! j
at (fod is made to Hi the I'rocusteun hed of t
their blind and furious pr< jud e.-s, which they
mistake for con-e is. r, 1 here proclaim!
as (act to which all hiso ry attests, iha'
wherever in the tilt* of time the ministry of
the Most High have asumed as a part of their
duties the co'i'r-d of affT-of State an I the
policy i f nations, tl.ey have appeared as the i
advocates of <li" poti-m, the friends of high
pr rogative. the d-fi-nders of oppressi mi, rt-e
allies of fxranny- obstacles hi (lie pathway
of pr-gross enemies to popular rigfits, and
extortioners of the p .r at <1 laboring masses. I
I might dwell long on the i vidence which
the old and the n w <v u*l i furnish mi this '
pnnt. That i-reat aut!t>r and majestic
thinker, Buckle, whoin I have already quot
ed. in speaking if the conduct of the
political clergy in the reign of Junes If
says; i
"They looked on in >i!<nce while tho King wis j
amasihig 'i.c materials with which lie hoped to turn
u free government into an aii.-olute inonarehy.— ;
They saw .leffn y- an 1 Kirke turtmrmr their feliow
sulijeets. 'lhev saw the j .iis erowued with prisoners, |
and the seaffof'.is .-freaming with t.l'Kwl Tlu*y were I
well pleased ihat some ot tfie het and ablest men in I
the king-ioui .-houi I he l>arhar > pmasceuted; that i
Baxter .-boit! t fie thrown into prison, and that Howe :
should be force I into exile."
I pat:-e tint 1 r ni'-ment to point to the
hi-tory of pur tan Mas-arhu-ett* as a con
firmation of my stafenn-nt on 'tiis. side of the j
oc What oppression ili I a pdi'icil j
prii sthi -d fail to anproVe ? W hat crui Iy ,
d'd they not intigate an I sancrton in tho 1
eat!) days of that fmi a.s colony ? i hey j
scourged, seared, cropped, burned, gib- 1
beted the bodies of tiiosi- who wore unable
to conform their vivves in ail matters, civil j
and religious, to the reigning fanaticisms ;
: and then consigned their soul- to the regions
of the lost. Carpenter, in his standard hi<-
forv f Massachusetts, a work watnily [tar
tial t' tha l State, says;
1 "In July, 1655, several Quakers arrived in M issa.-
chusetts from Bnrb.idoes, two .( whom were women.
Fully a war* of the contemptuous disregard for exist
ing or i nances indulge I in by the more zealous of
j the set in England, the magistrates in Boston
brought the law against heresy to bear upon the
intruders and ordered tb<dr immediate arrest. After
j their persons had been examined for these marks ,
which were supposed at that period to indicate such
as Jc It in witi hraft. nosatatu • sign being discover
ed, their trunks were rifled, and the books found
therein ordered to bo pnbti ly burned,- A brief im
pri.-onment was imposed u- ui them, but they were
Gnat'y released and banish -d Hie colony. Several
others who arrived subsequently were sent back to
England by the vessels in which they came About
the saoie time a law was passed to prevent their iu
troluc'ion into the colony and imposing the penalty !
of and morcive labor upon all Quakers that
shout i infringe it. * * Some of the women
were whip ed and several men con tained to 10.-y an
fear * * IVhcn seized they offered no resis
tance. Sentenced to be flogged,they yielded with
entire satisfaction their backs to the executioner."
Finding that ttu-.-i* atrocious measure* were j
not sufficient to c u*h uit the liberty of:
thought, a law was passeii; sais th<> am |
historian, in (658, banishing the Quakers
lr in the United Colo le* of New England,
and fnhidding their return under pain of
death :
I liiis sanguinary and unjustifiable enactment
was carried by one vole "nly. Various stuiincb
fri.-nds of the (Joverrmient strongly protested against,
it not only as cruel, but as liable to invite the per
• se, iiiu.u it sought to avoid. The rc-u!t soon proved
how wdl grounded was the fear M .rmaduke Ste
pheirson, William 110 insun and v 'ary Dyer courted
the to which the? ueie expo.-e-l und quietly
j awaited the operation of the law. In September.
! 165° th<iy were 90ii*fl and, afterdrial, eoiuleinu#.! •
tob c banged. The seu'erjee was carried into eflect
ijn ltobin >n nr.d Stephenson. lut Mary I>yer was
repiiOiiv • up'-n the s-nlf i!d. nr. 1 agiin thrust from
the colony, u,"-solute in seeking a martyr's death.
<-hc returned 500n..; " r :i4 d pubtieiy erecutcdon
Bos-in C-.uinion.'' • "l
k -----t
'On! the rari'y of Christion charity." j
\Y'dl not some New England clergyman of|
| modern orthodoxy-shed at hast one tear,
over the scarlet sir.s of his own ancestors
who a-sisted in the murder of this poor wo- j
man in Huston Common, while he >s weep
ing a< if his head was a fountain of waters
over the landing of the Dutch ship with
slaves at .Jamestown?
But again, savs the same friendly historian:
" It was at the beginning of this year that many
persons, ot piety an i good understandiug were again
led to believe in the great prevalence of witchcraft
in the province. Prom inent among the most credu
lous of these was Cotton M ither. son to the Itever- t
end Increase Mather, for some time past the agent
ot Massachusetts iu England, and hnnself a clergy- j
mm. *. * * The alarm of witchcraft |
was ntrain sounded. T! e inin sters fasted and pray- j
ed with the distress 1 father. 'The villagers of Sa- j
, leui also fasted and prayed ; and the fear ot deraoni- j
aeal influen es becoming general, a day of fasting
prayer was specially set apart to be kept by the !
who! colony The beiief in witchcraft being thus
Solemnly recognized and fostered, it was not loug (
before the delusion spread across the whole breadth
to? he province. Tho number of victim? so rapidly i
increased that many of the colonists, perfectly panic
stricken, lieeaino the ac -users of others, lest they
should be brought un ler sus- icion themselves. The
execution at.Salem village of Mr. Burr .ugh®, a min
ister of blameless life, was a terrible instance of the
power which the delusion exorcised over the strong- j
est minds in the community. For fifteen months ;
this strange belief held possession of the popular
faith. During this period ont of twenty eight persons ,
capitally convicted of witchcraft, nineteen had been
hangedanl one pressed to dea th."
Sir.let not thee remarks and records of
faithful history be construed into an attack
upon the ministers of our divine religion.—
I have endeavored rather to por'ray the evil
results which flow from a desecration of that
tigh calling. T> my mind there is no voea
ion 01 this side of the mysterious river
which divides time from eternity so lofty, no
career ofl fe so serenely beautiful and bor
dering so closely upon Heaven as the benev
olent pursuits of him who tenders the cup of
salvation to the lips of a (alien world. A ha
lo hovers ar >und hi? head which teJU that he
walks in the footsteos of his blessed Master.
In the presence of such a man I would stand
uncovered and do him revcent homage.—
Amf there are many such whose pure and
noislesj lives piss almost unheeded by the
busy, striving world hut annnd whom the
comforting angel 9of the Lord encamp by
night and by day. In their keeping are all
the future hopes of the church—
the chtistian welfare of mankind.—
The youth of the 'and should sit at their
feet and learn wisdom, and both young and
old should rise tip and call them blessed.—
JJot in this bright category ot human excel
lence—this high g t.'nxv of stars shining with
an unearthly splendor—there is no place for
such as take charge of churches by order of
the War Department. and preach the gospel
as commanded by the President of the I ni
t.-d States. The vine,a*ds where they labor
will never bear the fruits .of peace—never
smile with domestic ' ranqui.' ,f .V- Before
t lu'TTL I (I'd not TJI P.'L <1 mv einse. Kr"tn their.
1 expect to loar no vmc save the continued
and protracted cry of havoc.
ik i£" THE A BOMTIOXISTS are very fond '
of the soldiers ah >ut election times, but not
equally so during the rest of the year. Every
effort uu the part of the Democrats, in C n
gross Rod out of it, t have the soldiers paid
in gold or b s equivalent, is opp tse 1 by the
Another example of their opposition to a
uicasuie so manifestly just, was given in the
State Senate last Wednesday. Mr. II ipkins.
of' Washington coqnty, oflbred a rcsoluticn J
instructing the proper (.'ominiitee to bring
in a bid instructing our Senators and Repre- |
opntatives in Congress "to vote I r a law re- |
quiring the payment <f noncommissioned
olflcets ana privates *n tiie service of the •
Govirnme'.t, in c'in or Its equivalent.''—
Tins resolution, which was ab'v advocated
by Senators llopkins, Ciynur, H./'ace and
l.aiiiberton, was fiercely opposed bv tin? Ab I
olrtion lead rs—Johnson. L nvry, Fieming 1
and others, and defeated by a strict party 1
vote—all tlii? Democrats v ting for it, and !
ail the abolitionists against it. la its place ?
they piopoged a resolution, merely instruct ,
ing the qr- per Committee "to inquire into j
the expediency of urging C ngress to vote an
increa-e of pay to our brave t-oidiers and
sailors," which was finally passed unttni- '
niously—tliat being all the Abolition majori • i
ty would allow—with an amendment added
by Mr. Hopkins, (Democrat) that the pay
#h<>uld not he less th.n j-125 a month.—
Rending Gazcte. .j
following paragraph, copied from the Her
ald's Florida correspondence, may explain
why the Abolition papers are so bitter in I
lheir denunciaiions of Gen. Seymour. The
c irrespondent says :
"One "lay las' week a party of four negroes j
J belonging to one of toe colored regimenu in I
i Florida, committed a rape on a'vhite woman.
I free of tliein were taken on Wednesday ami
tried by a drumbeat!court martial. They j
were convicted, sentenced to be hung, and an
i hour afterwards two ,f them were swinging
at Camp Fmegan. The other was brought 1
into Jacksonville, where, at (went}' minutes
notice, a scaffold was erected, the troops call
ed out, the citizens not died, and he shared :
the righteous fate of his fellows. Tne body
was allowed to rcmiin twon'y four hours be- ;
fore being cut down. Gen. Seym >ur ctiarac
teri.xtically sent up Hm proceedings of the
court for General Gilmore's approval, with
an endorsement on the hue. that the sen
tence had been carried into effect.
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to speak only what they know, have the re
potation of knowing mere than they com
i wirnicatf.
I * '*
®j)c gtmatrai
Wednesday, Apr. 1 3 1864.
MATHER & CO., No. 335 Broadway. N. Y.
are our Authorized Agents to take Advertisements
or this paper, at out published rates.
( Subject to the decision of the Democratic Na
tional Convention.)
Robert L. Johnson,
Richard Vaux.
1, William Louglilin. Jl3, Paul Leidy.
2, Edward R. llelmbold. 11, Robert Swineford.
3, Edw P Dunn. :15, John Ah!.
4, Thos. MeCoHough. <l6, Henry G. Smith.
5, Edw. T. llcss* ! 17, Thnddeus Ranks.
6, llpiilipS. Gerhard. jlB Hugh Montgomery.
7, G. G Leiper. 19, John M Irvin.
8, Michael Seltzer, 20, Joseph M. Thompson
0, Patrick M'Avoy, 21, Erastus Brown.
10, Thnia? 11. Walker. 22, James P. Burr,
11, G.o Dimmick. '23, Win J Koontz,
12, A. S, .Dunning. <24, W. Montgomery.
Vorhecs Speech.
The Speech of II >n. D. W. Vorhces, the
publication of which we commence this week,
and which will be concluded in our next,
occupies so much of our space that our paper
lc%8 its usual variety. Every one who reads
this eloquent appeal of that great man will
agree with us. however, that our paper lacks
none of its value. It should be read of ail,
that its great truths should find a lodge
ment in every heart.
- - -
£~pT"* What a precious set of saints near
the employ of this administration. John W '
Forney, the President's dog. has, fur tw > or
three years, been receiving twelve hundred
dollars as messenger of the folding room of
the House of Representatives, and it is as
scrt'd tLat he never was in the,retm in his
iife. He 's also Clerk of the Senate with a
fat sahir}', an' bo publicly boasts that he has
built him ah .use iu a cost of ten thousand
dollar*, established a printing oh ice, bought
several fast presses, Sc., and a l ' ' n a Httie
mure than two years, for it was nglorious
that when the war begin he was not vvoif 1 '
the cloths upon his hack. He is excessively
"loyal," and spends a large part of his time
crushing the "copperheads." The people pay
the taxes.
SOLDIERS near A 'icksburg is now said not to
have been a ivbel outrage, but quite other
wise. Tiie negroes went to a hotel where
there were only white women and children
with their servants,* committed the grossest
possible outrages on the women, and then
burnt the Icuse. At Indiana regiment
beatd of the alftir and attacked and killed
;he negroes. X > rebels were concerned in
tie sh'tcki.-.g affair. Admiral Porter said in a
iaie reporif " Tiie neg*o troops near Vicks
burg have been commit ting many out:ages."
The office or the North'imberland C o.mty j
Democrat, Sunbury, was attacked by a bodv
of soldiers, oi the morning of the lt'h, who
threatened to demolish it. The Cap.**' ll nr 1
rived in time to prevent its destruc ion, '
doubtless saved the lives of some of the sol- •
diers Several citizens were in the office to i
defend it, and bloody work would have re- !
suited in iheir entering the office. It is said
the outrage was instigated by 6ome of the
leading citizens of that town
. . , i
The phrase "down in the month ' is said to
have been originated by Jonah about the j
time the whale swallowed him.
The following, from the Buffalo j
Courier, shows how the Olustee disaster is '
regarded by the army in Florida :
An officer ' a New York regiment, engag
ed in the recent Florida fight, writes as foil"
ows to a relative in this city :
I have had my foot shot off and may lose
part of mv leg all for being a delegate to the
fi'-st political convention Abe Lincoln has
held in Florida.
MILITIA. — It is rumored iu military circles at
Washington that the entire organized militia
of theN rth is to be called into ac tive service
for a period of six months, to hold certa in
Btrategetical points daring the campaign
against Richmond which is about to com
ZftST* THE WAT.DRON STORY of the inter
view betwen McOlellan and Lee, it is plain,
was purposely fabricated by radical pol
| itictan=. Waldronnow savs that he was
offered money by an agent of the War De
partment to make au affidavit, who kept him
under the influence of liquor and got him to
make the statement.
ZFIST TNNOCKNCK.!—A treasure of which a
ajo.irgirl knows not the value till after
, having lost it.
- 2"tC A very exciiing dbeate is going on
! now in Congress on a resolution for the ex
pulsion frcm that body tot Mr • Long from
Olio, for intim iting in a speech that sooner
than annihilate the South ha w°ul 1 racog
' z'z? their icdepcndarc*
Match lSbl. y
D.' AR Sir. The newspapers 1, ; INFORM
ed yu that cur new Coumiai.der-in Chief
(Grant) has made his advent nt the H;ad-
Quarters of our army. lie cause with no
flourish of trumpet.®,— no grand review lias
been ordered in his honor, but he lias taken
his position, as the plain, unostentatious,
practical man that he is universally reputed
to he. So far, good. Whether his presence
with the army of the Potomac will make
victory to perch upon its banners, or whet!)
or its former " bad luck" is siiil to follow its
footsteps a few short months will determine.
He is looked upon with print favor by the
army and high hopes of ultimate success, un
der his leadership are indulged in. That
the6e hopes may ail be realized Ia in quite
sure no person more earnestly wishes than
do I ; but : s there not a possibility that ti.e
lattrals won in the West may pale before the
superiur difficulties to be encountered here ?
Let us not be too sanguine, though, for once,
we believe that we have the right man in the
right place. The fate of that " best abused"
of all our Generals (McClellar.) may yet be
his for who has watched the course of
events ar.d does not know that uncle Abra
ham will not tolerate a General in command
who combines the elements of success with
the perfect confidence of the army and the
nation. Such an one is a dangerous rival
too near the throne—a power behind it which
might grow to be greater than the throne it
self; and then, in the words of the Tribune,
whenever an army becomes more loyal to
their leader than il 4 is to the government (i
e- Lincoln) it is time that that leader was
removed. At least this was the language
with which the soldiers just indignation was
met upon the removal of McCiellan. Grant,
however, may profit by the example and
bring matters to a happier issue.
The name of McCiellan is yet a power in
this army, and his restoration to it would
bring forth all the smothered enthusiasm
which lies deep down in its heart. Speaking
in a general way, soldiers think but little
about politics, and probably care less ; but
then they have their preferences, as well as
the politicians, and are earnest and honest
in the support of them. I do not doubt there
bring itididMcral instances, and plenty of
them, too, in the army, as well as out of it,
wherein Old Abe is regarded as the Moses
who is to lead us out of tlie wilderness, and
the tenets and advisements under which he
has acted throughout his Admir.istrati n as
best calculated for a final settlement and dis
positions of mooted questions ; but the great
masses in this army so far as I am enabled
to judge, have a decided preference for their
old favorate chief, *' Little Mac," and, should
he he nominated for the Presidency, no oth
er man will have the shadow of a chattro f< r
gaining its suffrage.
Many of the old soldiers, who have not rc
ernV' 4 lt'ii. will be home previous to the elec
tion, anu 'he influence they will bring to
bear will count largely in the general sum
tiling up. It is wisdom' US well as policy
tliat their preference be taken into account :
and they have surely earned the right to
have a voice in the future of the nation-'
They will bring with them honest inGi-inction
against coppcrheadistn. as they un iersitud
it, and all tie other isins which mis tel rii' 1 1
zeal and fanaticism have incorprrated int•>
the politics of the country ; and they will
alro bring with them an honest porpose to
serve their country at the ballot box as t! cy
have U[h>n herbal tie fields. Give them ,
McCleilan for a candidate and they v. ill ask
no better pledge tiiat the principles for which
they left their homes and their firesides will
ho maintained by the party nominating him.
The Grh Army corps, of which our battery
forms a part, is on the extreme r girt of the
army, with its right flank resting upon llizle
river, (one of the tributaries of the Rippa
hannoek,) and its'loft extending to a spuro'
the Blue Bridge, known as the Slaughter
Mountains We are encamped upon the
plantafbin "f John Minor Butts, less than a
mile distant from his residence—one of the
few tasteful ai'd elegant dwellings to be met
with 111 this part Virginia. The ground;
immediately surround '''£ the buildings are in
excelent. preservation present a most
pleasing contrast to the widtf spread desola
tion everywhere pervading less' favored lo
calities. We are but a short dist ance from
Warrenlon, Culjepp r, White S.'dphe.t
Springs and tlio Natural Bridge; but, of
course, will have no opportunity of making
a visit to either of these celebrities except
they should happen in our line of march.
Within a week we have bad every variety
of weather, from breezy Spring to chilling
Winter—Summer skies, rain and nnw, and
mud interminable. While dame Nature is
playing such pranks, an of the army
is considerably mixed with the impossible.—
Another month, though, will probably see it
on the move. Who d.cs not hope that it
will be onward and to victory ? The marole
of the anny has never been better, and with
reasonable skill in its handling must do sane
excellent service in the coming campaign, if
it ts not overmatched at the opening.
Pai lof two regiments of heavy artillery,
the 14th and Gth N. Yencamped near our
corps head quarters yes'crdaj. These men
enlisted with the impression that they were
to be retained in the forts, for parrison duty
and would never see service in the field.—
Heavy artillery* has become quite popular,
and eight tenths of the men enlisting were
for that branch of 1 lie service. I knew that
that they would be drilled as infantry and
were liable to be called to the front at any
lime, because it was not passible that so ma
ny men could be needed f><r the defences.—
The call for heavy artillery was merely a
trick to induce enlistments. 1 cannot say
that I have much sympathy for th <se who
haTe been thus deceived, lor the deception
was tiansjonnt—litil; r flection was re
quired to discover it. It is a pretty serious
matter, though, to be compelled to shoulder
gun and knapsa-k where n; tact duty was
bargained fur or anticipated. The country
needs men to fight hrr bait lea, and any per
son who enl t! into' the army with other
intentions must neeessar !y be in a greater
or less dee tee disappointed. Still the heavy
artillery is preferred to infantry, for many
reasons, chief amongst, winch will be its free
dom trom picket and skirmish duty. Ii will
probably act a a reserve and guard for the
ammunition and uj ply trains.
Alen, munitions of war, Sea , are being hur
ried to the f'ont as rapidly as the means of
iransp r.att m will admit, and we shall soon
be in txcc'lent lighting trim—able, f hope
to tane up the crv of" Onward to Ilchmond!'
an I iinin'aitt it to some purpose, too.
A heavy force is concentrated at Annape--
Is. Can it be f<r another peninsula cam
paign ? Would it not be a mo>t singular cir
cuinstauce, after th- almost two years delay,
McClellut's plans were acknowledged as the
only fea i i!e o is* A ado, te 1 ? In my humble
estimation, the peninsuli route is the only
one from wit ch Ktchui ui 1 can be
!y attacked, because by any other route the
line <f supply is too iong and to much ex
pose;! to inUri iptiun, while bj- th-3 peninsu
la there is water communications for ths
whole distance. Sh >uld "Little Mac's,"
plans be adnptejl will it not be a direct ac
knowledgement of ltis genius ? and what •
commentary it will present upon the acticms
of the persons who have striven so haid to
bring him into disgrace !
Our camp is s > absolutely barren of inter
est ami is so little room for a flight of imagi
nation that I find it difficult writing, and so
like M CIWIHT, will wait patiently for some
thing to turn up. I'ntil then, aditu.
Truly Yours, CLINT.
A scut for the lleraocrat— Ahira Gat, E#q
ha' consented to act a oar Agent in receiving sad
receip'ing subscriptions f..r the North Bronch Dem
ocrat. All monies paid hisn either on subscription
or for advertising will be duly accounted for an,
ere Sited the same as if pni 1 to us.
Wanted, o i subscription, at this office,, Crr, Ky. Outs. Buckwheat and grain of all
kinds. Aid), corn 11 the ear, hay, straw good wiut>r
apple. potatoes, bulter, laid, cheese and produce of
most all kinds. Money never refu- d.
Tit? (ittf en of Klubo , in all account* that we
hiive ef her. is rep-re'rijted a - an elegantly nttired
laly. Like m>.#t of her sci, .he d-ul>tlcs.< hell that
it was both iit pri\i ego and duty, to dress neatly
an l appr.ii t !v. We e.t : nowhere learn however,
th t -lie. like the bui of tire nineteenth century
ha 1 thn opp"rfnnity of selecting from u< h beauty
and i r ; ety of i'r. goods n- can now be found at
Jon:. Wi i!.'-. -t. 11 bo c: t, 'r. this ]la e.
The Wyoinii;g So vo 5.' a ry. --Tho Spring Term
. i till' lb,in3shiir; In.- ituti u Is shortly to cotn
im la e.
T- fever wh : hso en I! n'y appeared, at the.
i i ■:at, ha- wo ;tr • iMiti:|. i, entirely disappeared
1": oa ihat locality r. i i abh i'giin prevails.
!).!-!• ir: hiog f.< i.r r this Instillitiort should
make iuimedi-'t • r; j ! u , as upwards of Sfty
vs -i> rcj-.vte 1 of tin last term, for want of hocouki
datb.n- -e? A!• rii ..nnt "f Cjuiiucrtial Cjllege,
eis, where.
At a met tiny of Stcriingvifte J,i*ire, No. 520, I
0. ofO. ..F at t-tctlirgvilli:. Mirth sth, HG4, upon
tho nnnuunocuitiit i t tiic Death of Brother I*. G.
E. Mowry. IT., a member vf Lodge, a Commit
tee was appoi'ie.l to It ft Resolutions expressive
„j* i■ 1... 1g- in reference thereto, jh*
CoidUiitlee bull-; rej" rti il the following they
v , r „ pled and ordered, to be entered b the in ho
me f lid '• r,' ?
V.'i' rri' ?♦. i; i- ].>... '0 l : sll vijr I'roi fdon-e
t,. iokeawav ft. ttt 0..r ium'wz, Dn-Uier
At. rv. ir. Tberftfere
That wthic we 1 -• in neck •uotniarioo.
to lite In -nit r.. 1 of lli.n wh > doctb ill things
well, v et deeply i,: ,; uru the o .-s >t our iirother, lor
iu lit in wo fool truiy that a has fallcu.
r.-.0/rf. That we ten kr oui warmest symyat'ij
an I i-.-ri lolenec • th* family l live deceased in this
their bereavement iu the loss of a faithful and affec
tion ;te In!-' .'■••ml an 1 tatber mil CMnpiend tbeui to
Hiiu who i.- a father to the f tV.less and the w;d.
(.MS (I' d
If I Th xt r.s 1 mark if on- respect for t:e
luanv virtues of the Decease J. we will attend his
funeral as a b-lg\ ther.d y lis liarging our lat sad
duty to a Brother, an I wear the usual badge of
lieso're'l. That i copy of 'hese res dutiou* be pre
briit" I lui'if family of iiio decease t and iurnuhci
the L-apera for Publication.
A 0. W A ill! l'N, J
T P. BFLLAKD, ,* Committee.
> "l- A Vi.- S
STARK HEWITT.—Ju Dnuock on the KKbins*
by C C. Mills Er<pMr T. R. Stark of Nicholson
to Miss Narian llewett of l.cmon.
KKKSIvY-—ln Fails. Wednes lay, the 6th inst., of
spotted fever, alter an illnessof 3 days, wn.MAncson
of Adam and Sarah Krcsky, aged 11 years, II
months, and 9 days.
SAM* ''SON.—In Tunkhanno k, Friday, April Wb,
ISC J i' scarlet? fever, :u.i m, Daughter of Edgar
Sampson, : " (, d 8 years, 7 months, and 5 days.
SICKLER. I" T-" ,u ''' ; - ,: :r,r.opk. on Thursday, the 7th
inst., CAUKV Sli KLKK, gcd H yoari.
BROWN*—In Tunkhannock, 0,1 f" 0 '9U I iust. r
GEORGE BROWN, son of J> C. 8.-wd, in tlie latbr
year of his age. •
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