The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, November 01, 1862, Image 2
The platitttiatt. ,illcutietta, Ofa.. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1862, Q:1" Mum. MATHER & ABBOTT, No. 335 Broadway, New-York, are duly authorized to act for us in 'Width% adyertisments, &c., and receipt for the same. Geze: JOHN A. Dix.—This gentleman has been pressed to run for Governor of New. York. He declines being a can didate in , the following patriotic lan guage : "My name, I see, is again used in .connection with a political office, without my knowledge or consent. I shall remain at my post, doing all I can to sustain the Government, in putting down the rebellion ; and at a moment when the existence of the nation is hanging by a thread, I cannot leave my " duties here to be drawn into any party strife. Neither will I 'ever assent to any adjustment of the contest with the insurgent States which shall acknowl edge their success. The rebellion began in fraud, dishon or, 'and violence, and must end in sub mission to the Constitution and the laws. The Secession leaders have put the contest on grounds which would make success on their part indelible dis grace to us. In my sphere of duty my intention is to carry-on the war without either vio lence to the Constitution or to the prin ciples of justice and humanity, and to contend to the last to avert a triumph over all that is stable in government, or honorable to political companionship. 'My whole course through life has proved my devotion to Democracy and conservative principles. No assurance should be needed that this faith is un changed. But at a moment like this, unless all parties will rally round the Government in putting down this rebel , lion, leaving questions among them selves to be settled when the national honor is vindicated, and our existence as a nation secured, there can be nothing for us in the future but disaster and dis grace. Jona A. Dix. Ta PAY Oi THN MILITIA.—The pay per month, of the militia volunteers in the service of the State is the same as that of volunteers in the service of the United States, as follows : Colonel; $222 ; Lieutenant Colonel, $l9B ; Major, $179 ; Captain, $l2O 50 ; First Lieuten ant, $llO 50 ; Second Lieutenant, $lO5 50; Bre - vet Second Lieutenant, $lO5 50; Privates, $l3. The pay in case of inva sion of the State is essentially different from daring riot, tumult, bre ►ch of the peace, or when the militia is called upon to aid the civil process. In such emer gencies, non-commissioned officers and privates receive $l. 50 per diem each, and commissioned officers the same com pensation as those of the regular army. . Tua NATIONAL DEBT—The reprcienta tions made in some quarters that the public debt has reached two thousand millions, is a gross exaggeration. On the Bret day of the present month it was only six hundred and twenty millions, and it is now less than six hundred and sixty millions. This amount includes the entire circulation and every species of rotes, and between seventy and eighty millions of the debt of the late administration, but excepts the claims, for which no requisitions have as yet been made. The claims adjusted and unadjusted, cannot exceed twenty mil lions,of dollars. Hon. Edward Everett declines the nomination for Congress from the third district Boston. In his letter of declination he says : "After giving to the subject the most anxious and re spectful consideration, I have come to the conclusion that I can best serve the country and its holy cause by not going into Congress. I shall continue, to the best of my ability, to support the Presi dent, and do everything in my power to promote the vigorous prosecution of the OE sr The annual average deaths among missionaries for the past ten years has been seven ; last year the number was seventeen. Five of these died suddenly, and three by the hand of violence. Rev. Dr. Dwight being, as it were, translated in a violent storm ; Dr. Jewett dying in Liverpool after but an hour's sickness; Rev. Messrs. golfing and Merriam being murdered by Turkish robbers ; and Mr. Drummond, 'acting as chaplain, to a Weitern regiti:ient, being killed by the rebels. D. B. Nichols, superintefident of contrabands, Washington, in a letter to Governor Yates, denies that the con tra bands are a burden to the Government, and states that ten times the number in Webarkevordd be employed by the Gov . Orporet. Win_ Canadian gentleman, now in Virosbington, says that the number of ooldiers la , our army who come hither fronsVa,nadu for the express purpose of orslistinkis soAch larger than is gen :milli 'supposed, REV. CHARLES A. RAY, of the Luther an chnrch, Harrisburg, who was arrest ed on Monday evening last, for having written, and published in the Harris burg Telegraph the following letter i% EDITOR OF THE TELEGRAPH :-I have just returned from Baltimore. Whilst there I fell in with a lady of well known secession proclivities, who boasted of having brought awaf from Fort McHen ry, by permission of General Wool, four of the wounded prisoners lately trans ferred from Frederick. I inquired if they were in any of the Baltimore hoe pitals. "No ; they are in the bands ol' oun FRIENDS. A dozen ladies scrambled for them, but I had already promised them to others, and they are well cared for." Now I wish to call public attention to this fact, which speaks for itself.— Would the same General allow similar privileges to loyal ladies in behalf of loyal soldiers CHARLES A. Ilex HARRISBURG, October 24,'1862 In consequerice of this publication, General Wool telegraphed to have the Reverend gentleman arrested and sent to Baltimore under guard. In a sharp article on this subject, the Telegraph says : "The Rev. Dr. had been engaged to perform the funeral services of one.of our oldest and most respectable ladies, Mrs. Judge Hummel, on Tuesday morn ing, but he managed to send word to Mr. William M. Kerr, president of the Harrisburg Bank, and son-in-law of the deceased, that he would be unable to attend, and that he was held a prisoner. Mr: Kerr, who is well known to every man in this city as one of the most up right and loyal men in the country, made an attempt to have an interview with Dr. Hay, but ho was not permitted to see him, nor wonld'the guard accompa ny him so that he might hear all the conversation. After the Doctor's arri val in Baltimore he was ushered at once into the Headquarters of General Wool. After waiting some time, the General appeared, seemingly very much excited, and after examining several papers ly ing on his table, he accused Dr. Hay with being the writer of different . arti cles published in the Baltimore Ameri can, remarking at the same time that "they were all a pack of lies." Dr. Hay denied hairing ever written anything for that paper, but, handing the above let ter, cut from The Telegraph, acknowl edged to be the author of it, and that he was prepared to prove all he there said. After some.further explanation Dr. Hay was unconditionall.; di3th.trged. Gov. Curtin,.learning of the arrest, imme diately telegraphed the War depart ment for his release. TES DIenTED PENNSYLVANIA..—A dis patch from Harrisburg, says : "In addi tion to the camps of rendezvous for the drafted men already establishedat Phil adelphia, Pittsburg . and Harrisburg, Gov. Curtin has given orders for their establishment at Cbamberbnrg, York, Gettysburg, and perhaps other points oil. our western borders. The men will be organized, armed and equipped at once. This is a move in the right direction, and as long as the drafted men are per mitted to remain in the State they. will prevent a second rebel cavalry raid. Captain Spencer Miller's battery of six pounders, from Philadelphia, has 'been ordered here by the Governor, and will be divided in sections and sent to points along the border, to support the infantry there already patially assembled. The drafted militia men are arriving here un der charge of their respective drafting commissioners, by thousands in every train. ear Major General Wool has written a letter stating that Harper's Ferry could have been defended by 10,000 men if rightly directed. Colonel Miles sur rended 11,200. The possession of the Maryland" Heights by the enemy did not interfere with the defence of Harper's Ferry. They had no guns on the Heights that could do the slightest injury or prevent the defence of the heights of Harper's Ferry. The - . General adds, in conclusion t "If Colonel Miles had obeyed my orders the Maryland Heights would not have been taken possession of by the rebels." eac The wealth of Gen. Wadsworth, the Union candidate for Governor of New York, is set down at two millions, most of which is landed estate. He re sides in Geneoiee, and it was the boast of his ancestors that they could travel from Genessee to Rochester, a distance of twenty-five miles, without going off their own laud. Most of his property was obtained from the Indians, and many a time these men have slept in hollow trees to escape the wrath of the savages. gir It is now conceded what we be lieved to be the case from the first, that Gen. Sickles is one of the best Briga diers in the army of the Potomac. His brigade is also one of the very best dis ciplined. or John Quincy Adams, on . behilf of his father, Hon. - Francis Adams, , has de clined the use of the latter's •name..for United States Senator from -Massachu setts in place of Sumner. eir A court'of inquiry, , cotoposed of Generals Hunter, Cadwallader and Gar, field iinow sitting in 4itilitdefidlii generallicDowelri-coiduct. • -v't&THE PEN, PASTE AND SCISSORS. A Subterranean railway three and a half miles in length is in successful op eration in London. A great number of muskets have been recovered by the PrOvost Guard from variou3 places in Washington. Ohio citizens are raising a fund of $lOO,OOO, to be devoted to purchasing artificial limbs for such Ohio soldiers as may need them. Within the last two months two thous and horses . have been shot, by order of the government, the animals having be come useless by severe usage. Col, Solomon Meredith, of the 19th Indiana, has received his commission as Brigadier-General as a reward' for gal lantry in the late battles. Parson Brownlow proposes to the government to take and occupy East Tennessee before Christmas, if he is given a command of fifteen thousand men. In the new prison building at Toronto, two chapels are to be built, so that the members of the Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths may have distinct places of worship. Gerrit Smith, wiro has never supported a Republican for office, has come out in a long and characteristic letter; an. nouncing his intention to support Mr. Wadsworth for Governor. Madame Anna Bishop,the celebrated singer was burned in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday of last week, by her clothes taking fire, from the effects of which she died. on .the Friday following. Major• General Don Carlos Buell has been superseded in the command of the army in Kentucky, by Major • General Rosecrans. This is a happy change, and the only fault to find with it is that It was not made a month or two ago. James. B. Clay has, at last fully iden tified himself with the rebels, having gone South with Gen. Bragg on his re cent retreat from Lexington. It is enpngh to cause the ghost of itiEt father to rise up from his ashes. A new regiment is to be furnished by the State of California. A regiment of one thousand men is also to be organized at San Franejsco as a private enterprise. The cost of transportation for a regithent from California is $83,000. Captain Mullen and- arty, , who have been for four years engaged i!? ointruct. 114 a wagon road from the headquarters of the Missouri river to those of the Col umbia river, have returned to New York. The road, just completed, is 600 miles long. A poor widow went to Boston a re* days ago to bid farewell to her two sons who had enlisted for 'the war, and while shaking hands with them at the depot some wretch picked her pocket of $57 which they hadgiven her for support out of their money. The eighth census- of the United States shows a gain in New York city of 56 per cent., Brooklyn 175, while Chicago has increased 264 per cent. ! Davenport, lowa, has increased from 1,- 848 to 11,266, or 509 per cent. Char leston, S. C., has fallen off five percent. Garibaldi in a. letter to his - friends in England says : "America is struggling to-day for the abolition of slavery so generously proclaimed by you. Aid her to come safe out of the terrible struggle in which she is involved by the trafficers in human flesh." Mr. Corcoran, the great Washington babker, before leaving for Europe, pur chased one,saiLion six hundred thousand dollars in gold. Mr. Corcoran made all this money out of our country, and then left it disgusted with the institution un der which all his prosperity was attained. It appears now that the men who pi loted the rebels safely through Pennsyl vania during the recent raid were Penn sylvanian Breckinridge democrats.— Their names are Logan, Wilson, Simes and Brinn. The latter is believed to be the man who apprehended Cook, of John Brown's "Army of Invasion." Geo. W. Childs, of Philadelphia, has sold 75,000 copies of Parson Brownlow's Book, and paid the Parson $17,000 as copyright. The copyright on Dr. Kane's Artiellaploration is $66,000, the larg est sum ever realized by any author in the English language for copyright oil one volume. An eye-witness of the Battle of An tietam says he found a Georgian con script on the field, mortally wounded. "I am," said the wounded man, "Georg ian by birth. I sold my cotton in 1860 for $5,300. I have a wife and four chil dren at home. lam a Union man. They pressed me into the army. lam dying. I have never fired a gun at the Stars and Stripes A rebel deserter, the son of a quon- dam Baltimorean, now of South Carolina and a trustworthy man, says he belonged to a regiment from ,that State, composed of four companies of Diggers and six of whites ; that the negroes were Allowed to vote with the whites in the choice of their officers ; that they mess and sleep ! I • t agether without any prejudice whatevar, 'and that the negroes - make as good eel iinriit as the whites * . " LIBERIA.—The ship Mary Carolina Stevens has arrive.] safely at Baltimore, and will leave that port for Liberia on Wednesday, November 12th, next. Let ters or small, packages for the Liberian settlements and the United States squad ron on the African coast, will be forward ed by Dr. James Hall, Baltimore, or by "Mr. William Coppinger, of this city.— The disturbed condition of the country will prevent many emigrants from goiiig -now--including thirty in New-Orleans, thirty-three in Kentucky, and eighty in Nashville, Tennessee. Small companies are expected to embark from Pennsyl vania, New-York, New-Jersey, and oth er States. The Colonization Society furnishes, without charge, a comfortable passage and itapport for , six months af ter arrival ; and the Liberian authorities give five acres of farm laud to every worthy settler. The returning descend ants of Africa become possessors, in that Republic, of all the rights and privileges of a citizen under any government. INSANE Sotlanns.—lt is singular fact that in the government Insane Asylum there are a number of soldiers and sev eral officers whose minds have become deranged while in the service of their country. Insanity in a number of cases bas been produced by wounds received in battle. The Assistant Surgeon in charge of the asylum, Dr. Stevens, refu ses to give the names of the unfortunate for publication. GENEney. Hoormt.—A dispatch to the Philadelphia Press says : Contrary to general expectations, the old hero, Gen. Hooker, will be unable to take com mand of his army dorps for some time yet. The General cannot rest on his wounded foot, as it invariably causes in flamation. He is now in Washington, and travels on two crutches. yr A correspondent writing to the Harrisburg Telegraph from Lebanon, says Mr. Robert Coleman (who was said to have paid down to a substitute $3000) was not drafted at all. How true that the "liars are not all dead yet." The Telegraph administers quite a severe castigation upon the person who first imposed upon it. 4a- Five regiments- of drafted men have been organized at Camp Curtin, and the men are comfortable and con tented. They are permitted to organ ize into companies and select their own line officers. Those thus selected will be commissioned at - once. A new camp - of rendezvous for drafted men has been established at Beading. - - Cr There is on exhibiton in Paris an instrument which imitates the human voice so as to be mistaken for it. It re presents a female seated, and the larynx is constructed on physiological princi ples of construction. The voice has the compass of octaves, and sings any air with tone of the female voice. ,eir It is said that John Savage, one of the Irish patriots of '4B, will receive theljnion nomination for Congress in the Fifth New York Congressional dis trict, in opposition to Fernando Wood, the Breekinridge candidate. Mr. Sav age will poll a heavy vote if nominated. fa- Some idea as to the quantity of provisions required for the subsistence of Gen. Buell's army may be formed from a knowledge of the fact that no less than three hundred beef cattle are slau ghtered for and consumed daily by the troops under his command. sr A. frolicsome husband in Syracuse a few nights since, bid under his bed, and when his wife, unconscious of his con cealment, came in, took her suddenly by the leg. She shrieked, fell senseless, and iii no* a raving maniac. fir There is no longer tiny dbubt of the truth of the rumor that the Indians were instigated to commit the recent massacres by secession agents and spies. Their complicity will soon be made ap parent by the most incontestible evi dence. in' At a Ball Fight given in Bayon 7 ne in honor of Louis Napoleon, six bulls, and seven horses were killed; The prin cipal matador, El Tato, received $lOOO for his day's work, which is hither wages than most slaughter houses pay. ar Nine States will hold their annu al elections on the - 4th of November— to-wit; New York, New Jersey, Massa chusetts, Michigan; Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, and Delaware. SW Gen. Wool has gone to Harris burg, for the purpose of organizing the drafted militia of this State. They will be under his command, until transferred to the Army of the Potomac. sr Taut. Gen. Scott has taken up his quarters at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, for the winter. The old he rd just now is In the enjoyment of ex cellent health. In Ohio a man claimed exemption from military service on the ground that he was an idiot—he having voted for Buchanan. He ought to pass. IR" Gen. Tom: Thumb has been initia ted, passed,and raised to the degree of a Master .Mason, in St John's LodgO, Bridegeport _Gotmetiout HAYTI.-Mr. Watkins, just returned from Aux Cayes, Hayti, whater he went in charge of the one hundred and twenty contrabands who sailed from Alexandria on the 7th of June, reports them as well settled as laborers upon private estates; and satisfied with their condition and prospects. • Their right to a government allotment of land remains, but for the present it was thought best to give them an opportunity of acquiring a little cap ital by working for wages. Mr. Watkins says he could have settled twenty thous and as easily as one hundred and twenty, so great is the demand in Hayti for ag ricultural labor. An army correspondent of a rebel journal tells the following incident that occurred in Maryland,between Stonewall Jackson and the ladies. They surround ed the old game-cock ; he said—" La dies, this is the first time I was ever sur rounded :" and cut every button off-his coat, and they say, commenced on his pante, and at one time it was feared, he would be in the uniform of a Georgia colonel—minus all except a shirt-collar and spurs. For once he was badly scared. eir A Mrs. Dobb made her appear ance before the drafting commissioners of Polk county, lowa, recently, with two small infants in her arms and fol lowed by fourteen other children of va rious ages and sizes. She Said she and her children bad come to plead for her husband's exemption from draft, on account of disability. The commission er bashfully suggested 'that ber large family was not very good evidence of disability, and declined to grant her re quest. ar A young merchant in St. Loui, having refused to comply with the re quisitions of the local enrollment meas ure,-was recently arrested and tried by the military authorities. Ile was con victed and sentenced to thirty days' im prisonment in the military prison, after which to remain thus incarcerated until be furnished' a bond for twenty-five thousand dollars, conditioned for his performance, in the future, of the en rollment duties. or Among the rebel sympathizers in the Blue-grass region who left their homes and followed the rebel army in their retreat South was - the lion. James 8..01ay, who it Is said recruited a regi ment for the rebel service. It will be remembered that Mr. Clay, who was charged with aiding the rebellion, was placed under bond in the United States Court recently, the amount of which bond he has thus forfeited. —. Louisville Journal. John Boss, chief of the Cherokees, its again in Washington, hiving learned that the Commissioners had returned, he _repaired there immediately, to have an interview relative to the condition of his people. He claims the protection or 'our Government. as per treaty stipula tions, and says that his people are loyal and are held in duress by the rebels in consequence upon the withdrawl of our troops froin his country. sir A few days since a Secessionist at Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, was rode on a rail. He was then conveyed home but his mother refused tareceive him, as he was a traitor, and not worthy to en ter the house. She told the boys to take him down South and give him to Jeff Davis. She has two sons in the service of the United Staies, and regard ed this , fellow as a disgrace to the fam ily. igie The rebellion against the United States Government: originatedin the name of States rights, and has already involved the destruction of all the rights that States ever` dreamed of possessing. It originated in the interests of slavery, and in doing a thousand times more for the destruction of slavery than was ever done by all the abolitionists in Christen dom. or A married woman named Mann, residing in the township of Stanley, in ,Bruce, Canada, c3mmitted suicide by drowning on the 11th instant. She de liberately cast herself . into a pool of wa ter, but finding that _her crinoline sus tained her above the surface, she crawled out, took off the buoyant article, plunged in again, and eventually effected her ob ject. 69- The people of the. city of Hud son; New York, have hit upon a novel expedient to secure a small change cur rency without disobeying the law. The banks of that city permit persons who make deposits with them to draw checks for any sum less than a dollar. These fractional checks are now in "universal use and have driven out postage stamps. E The Elector of Hesse Cassel, not long sinee, in his own princely theatre,' quarreled with his wife, the Electress, gave her a tremendous scolding, and dragged her out after him by the skirts. The audience were very quiet and deci dedly amused by this connubial comedy in high life, Sr A gentleman lately returned from Europe, says that half the people he met supposed North America was at war with-South America, and he was Ire- Aptently , ashad kwherit the .State. of New gEngland was. A SEDUCER KILLED. —A letter to tho Cincinnati Commercial says "An un fortunate affair, resulting in the death of Major Phelps, sth Virginia, at the hands of Major Dayton. of the 4th Vir. ginia, occurred on the 17th instant, near Millersport, Ohio, about twenty-five miles below Gallipolia. The facts are about as follows : Major Phelps, by forging a license, procured some one to marry him to a sister of Major Dayton —not being able to succeed in his de signs upon the lady without marrying her. He being a married man could not legally marry her, and consequently took this plan to accomplish his ends.— He carried her away from home, and no one knows where she now is. Major Dayton was informed by a letter from ha father, and became almost crazed.— He learned of Major Phelps being in Gallipolis, and came here, but the Ma jor had started for Ceredo. Major Day ton followed on, overtaking him near Millersport, and shot him, four balls taking effect. Major Phelps lived a few hours, and before dying, acknowl edged that be had been served right. neglected to state that the mock mar riage between Major P. and Miss D. oc curred near New Creek, Va. Major Dayton has not been arrested by either thetvivil or military authorities. Major Phelps was formerly a minister, and re sided near Ceredo, Va. Major Dayton was formerly a baggage master and af terwards a conductor on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad," DA.aiN3. OUTRAGE.-0118 day last week, a well dressed man, of gentleman ly-appearance, went into the Store of a trunk manufacturer, in Cleveland, Ohio, and cordially shook hands with ayoung man in charge of the place, named Rals ton. While the youth was trying to re call the acquaintanceship to • mind, the intruder took his, watch and a roll of bills from hie pocket amounting to $B5. The boy, detecting the theft, called for help, when the villain seized him by the throat and nearly strangled him.— He then, released his grip and present ing a sis•barrelled revolver at his vic tim's head, threatened to shoot him should he make the least attempt to call for assistance. After a Sew moments ho returned the money and watch, assert ing the just enacted scene to have been intended for a mere joke. GREAT INCREASE OY TILE ARMY.-Our ar my, during the last, two or three months has grown enormously in numbers.— Probably more than three fourths of the troops ordered on the last two calls of the President are now ready for the field.— There is nearly a quarter of a million of Union soldiers on the Potomac. Gen. 141cCLat.t.e.N has attested that the new troops fight like veterans. They are full of enthusiam, health and good pluck. We are now in a far stonger condition for - attack than we ever have been before. We are stronger than we will be in the ensuing Spring, even if the conscription is enforced—should our army winter in inactivity; for the wastage of an inac tive winter is appalling. NATIMALIEATION IN ONE YEAR.-13y law of Congress, July 17, 1862, it is pro vided : That any alien of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who has enlisted, or shall enlist in the armies of the United States, either in the regular or volunteer forces, on receiving an hon orable discharge, may, after residing one year in the United States, and proving good character, be admitted as a citizen without any previous declaration of in tention. trln an interior county of Kentucky. the rebels took from a farmer over $lOO worth of wheat, and paid in a Confedei ate piece of scrip worth nominally $2 more than the _wheat come to. They wanted change. The farmer assured them, if it were all the same to them, he would prefer they should take the wheat and the scrip too, and he would keep 'the change. Be got rid of his wheat and the scrip too. eir Thom as Hamilton, seaman on board the United States steamer Victo ria, has been found guilty of an tumult upon Ensign Wm. H. Myers, and sen tenced to six years' imprisonment at hard labor, and loss of all pay. The penalty of death was not, adjudged, be cause the prisoner bad already been irregularly, punished by a diet of bread and water, while awaiting the court martial. to. We are informed by a correspon dent that the rebels are scattered all along the road from Richmond to the foot of Big Hill, on the road to Cumber land Gap. The hogs have eaten some of their dead bodies. The loyal montain ears have felled - trees across the road to impede their progress, and at every available point harrass them with shot guns.—Louisville Journal. sr Small Pox has already sacrificed some of our best and bravest troops.— Soldiers, listen to the voice of reason, supply Yonnelveit with Holloway's Pills & Oititment. The Pills purify tho blood and strengthen the stomach, while the Ointment removes all pain, and prevents pit marks. Only 25 cents per Box of Pot. 231 it It is said-that Gen. Jefferson C Dayis, who. shot Gen. Nelson, has been released from arrest by order of the War Dspartmebt.