Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 29, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 29, 1864 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. B. F. MEYERS, EDITOR. JOBN PALMER, AS:ST>T. FRIDAY : I APRIL 2S, IS*. What They Promised. TBI VBISSDS OF Gov. CvETIS rKOMISED IBt TBO- j SI.E THAT IF THRT WOCLD EE-SLFCT KIM, THE WAR , VCTU) END If SO BATS AND THERE WOCLD BE !*0 JtBRE rmso. HOLD THE* TO THUS FEOJIISSS. DEMOCRATIC MEETING. Tiie Detn jurats of B -ifji l County w ill meet at the C >art House, on Monday evening. May 2nd. Speecl.cs will t>e made, and the slate of tire country discussed by able speakers- I ore out Democrats, and let us open the coming Presidential campagn in earnest. Let us rally once more, for the ''Constitution as it is ar.d lb* Union as it was. J. P. REED, Crin. Dem. Co. Com. tSrThe llov. Samuel Kepler will, broviitnee permitting, preach in the Court House next Sabbath afternoon at three o'clock. Oa all succeeding Sabbaths he will preach in the same place at 101 o'clock. In the uaorair.g. and at ■ * o'clock, in the evening. CSrThe nrsl Quarterly Meeting for Rainsburg circuit will be held atMt- Smith 51- E. Church, on Satutduv and Sabbath the 21st and 22d of May. G. 15ERKSTRESSER, Raster. arl 'he members of tire Bedford county com mittee for the g-eat Sanitary Fair, are request ed to meet at the office of the chairman in Bed ford, at 2 o'clock, I'. M , on WeJnes -ay next, being the 4th of May. C. N. HICKOK, Ch'N. Tli3 Impending Eattle. Before oar next issue reaches our readers, perhaps, even before this one Joes, the spring campaign io Virginia will have commenced. There seems to be vast preparations making for the conflict. There are, perhaps, over one hun dred thousand men in either army : and both Gen. Grant, and Gen. Lee, it is said, are ma iioeuvering for the vantage ground whereon will be fought one of the most desperate battles of the war. We cannot predict the result. Bat it mar be, that even with the aid of Gen. Grant, whose head quarters are now in the field, our army will be unable to dislodge Lee from Vir ginia ; and many more battles will no doubt be fought yet, before we see the end of this mad contest, no matter how the next battle may re mit. If we should be defeated, "The Govern ment" will immediately call out the militia, or order another draft; and so it will be after each great battle until the war ceases, or the grin ning devil who now fills the presidential chair iB dislodged. Would to Leaven the people were not so easily duped by every humbug. A Fighting Democrat. We were shown the discharge of Jeremiah Brown some time ago. Upon the back cf it was this endorsement: "Private Jeremiah Brown Battery- "F." U- S. A. was with the battery in the following engagement*: Battles*. Warwick Crvk, Aug 5, ISG2. Lee's M.his, April 16, " Williamsburg. May 5, " Goldmg's Farm, June 26, " Golding's Farm, " 27, " Malvern Hill, July 2, " South Mountain, Sept. 14. " Antietam, Sept. 17, • Fredericksburg, (Ist) Dec. I°, " Fredericksburg, (2nd) May 3A4, 1663. Gettysburg, July 3, 44 Rappahannock Station Nov. 7, 1863" •Jerry says he is for McClellan ; and in a let ter written to a friend in this place since re-enlist ing ears: "I need hardly tell you that I was rocked in a hickory cradle, and wiil bo true to the Democratic Party whilst there is a hair on my head." We publish on our first page to-day a com - icur.ication frotu Michael Reed, Esq . in regard to a new rail read route over the Allegheny Mountain. We know very little about the route in question; but Mr. Breed's account of it looks very fair. Should any other engineers wkh to give their views on the subject, our col umns are open for the discusssion of the subject. cyThe Valley Sentinel, a new paper recently established at SLippensburg, Franklin county, and edited by William Kennedy, formerly con nected with the Chambersburg Valley Spirit, oomes to us for the first time this week. It is neatly printed, and ably edited; and we con gratulate the Democrats of Franlin county in having one more sound newspaper published in tber midst; and, at the sarne urae, heartily wish fbe enterprise suecet*. GrTh# latest news from the seat of war w act very favorable. Plymouth, North Carolina, has surrendered to the rebels, and all the stores at that place are said to have fallen into their* hands. A rumor has also reached us from Cum berland. that there are some 8.000 within a days march of that place, our pickets being driven in at Burlington. Virginia, on the lGtb itiat are pleased to learn that the Rev. Sauil. lvepler has returned to Bedford with the intention of stavin in our midst. Wo give him a hearty welcome and hope hi J ministia attended with much good HHTOKIAL CORRESPONDENCE. .Vo. ID. HOCSE or REPRESENTATIVES. ) HAEKI.SE"RG. April 25, lbu-i. \ P> >K GAZETTE -* The session of the Legislature still drags • it# slaw length along. The Senate signified its willingness some time ago to adjourn on the 28th (Thursday next). However, Ido not think that the Senate will be quite ready to act in accord ance with its own resolution. A number of very important bills are stilt before that branch, and I doubt very much whether it will adjourn without acting upon them. Among these biils ia the military bill and the general appropria tion bill. These require close examination, and, therefore, their consideration will consume con siderabl* time. Hence, judging from present appearance*, tiie Legislature will not he ready to adjourn before the sth proximo. Among the legislation closely affecting our | own section cf the JS'atc, is a bill repealing the : corporate privileges of the Pittsburg and Con nellsville railroad company, so far as their right to exclude arv other corporation from building a railroad over that portion of their route which remains unfinished, is concerned. A twin of th;> bill is another to incorporate the '•Connells ville and Southern Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany. " These li'!-? have both cn? c cd the House by a very large role in their favor, and will come rp to-morrow for consideration in the Sen ate. Thiir friends ull.ge, with much show id reason, that the Pittsburg and Conneilsviile Railroad company either cannot, or will not. j finish their road; lhat they are controlled br | the IJaltimcre and OLiu li- 1?. Co., whose line i runs almost parallel with, and in close proxim ; ity to, that of the Pittsburg and Connetlsviile, ; and that, theref re, the latter will never be cotn !pl ied under the present charier. At any rate, t ie people along the proposed route of the Pitts burg and Connellsvillc R. R , are beginning to be impatient cf the .slowness and dalliance of the management of ti at company. They have been promised, from time to time, for the last 1 thirt} -seven years tl at the road would he- built, but the promise has been broken, time after time, until at las; all confidence in the company, as organized under the present charter, has vanish ed from their minds. This seems to be the case with the people along the route, west of Bed ford county. As for our own county and the counties lying eastwardly from us. it is certain ly their interest to give the franchises of this company to a corporation which will carry the road across their territory, instead of perrr.it- ting it to terminate at a point westwar! or south ward thereof. Of course litis should not l>e dons without due compensation To the company whose charter is revoked. The bill passed bv the House revoking, to a certain extent, the charter of tic Pittsburg and Connellsville R. I?. Co. proposed to have the Government appoint three apprai ; ers to assess the damages sustained bv the corporators of that company, on account of such partial revocation of their charter. Be lieving that it is the interest of Bedford county to have the Pittsburg and Connellsville Railroad extended across its territory, and that a great railroad thoroughfare between the east and the west, might l-e established by the passage of these bills, I did all I could, in my humble wav. to secure their success in the House. Should they become laws, I have the assurance of the best financial minds of the country, that the "Connellsrille and Southern Pennsylvania Ih 11- road" will, in a short time, be a fixed fact. I Lave but little political news to give vou- The Abolition party is in a state of ebullition over the presidential divisions in its ranks. I am informed that Ex-Gov. Wm. F. Johnston made a Fremont speech at Pittsburg, a few days ago. Gen. Francis P. Blair spoke in Congress, a few days ago, in violent denunciation of the corruptions of Secretary Chase. He said, among other things, that Chase had helped his son-in iaw, Senator Sprague, to ten millions cf dollars out of the Federal Treasury. Gen. Jliair is a model "Jfepublican." When rogues fall out, honest men may get their dues. The Abolitionists in this body have shame fully gerrymandered the apportionment. But of this anon. I must close. B F. JUL Our Book Table. &- We have received Peterson's "Lady's National Magazine" for May. The steel engra ving entitled, "deceiving granny" is very fine indeed, as are the fashion plates. We notice a mong the contents of thi3 number the following stories: 4 'Coming to the Point," "Before Easier," "Midnight Bell," -'The Lost Estate" (continued.) "The Maid of Honor," and several others. This is an elegant and cheap magazine.—Published by Charles J. Peterson, 306 Chestnut St. Phila delphia.—Terms, §-',OO in advance. 63" "Godev's Lady's Book" for Mav sustains its old reputation as an exponent of fashion, while it also keeps up its old literary status The steel engraving is hardly as fine this month as formerly ; but the reading matter makes UD for any deficiency in that respect.—Pabli-bed by L. A. Godcy, 323 Chestnut St. Thila. *3"Mrs. V. B. Tata has received her supply of Dew Millinery and fancy goods. They are of the best quality; and we advise tiio ladies who have a passion for "loves of bonnets; and all other articles for the adornment of beauty to give her a eall. Nsw YORK Si'ERN .vrons.— A letter from New 1 ork states that a speculative movement is on foot in that market to buy all the teas there, and that already £2.000.000 worth has been "gobbled up. A similar combination h- 'icn effected to buy up the Coffee, and that too will probably bt successful. In time the same ( lass of harpies w ill IH.* buving up all the butter, ood all the suKar, and aft the beef. Flag Presentation at St Cl&irsville. The elegant Sag purchased by tlie Democrats of Bedford borough for the Democracy of St. Ciair township, was presented at Sc. Clairsv ille, on Saturday last. There was a large delegation present from Bedford, and as we neared the town we were met by another, composed of men from all parts ol the township, who tame out to es cort us in. The procession marched through the town with mu.-ic at its head ;■ and then dispers ed to partake of the excellent dinners provided by Mrs. Nuugle, Messrs Evcrsole and Berkbi mer. and Col. Beegle. After dinner, the pre sentation took place in front of Berkhiroer's bo ; tel. The presentation speech was made by O. E Shannon, and the reception speech, on be half of St. Clair, by John Palmer—we publish both below. Speeches on the state of the coun try were also made by O. E. Shannon, John Palmer, H. W. Fisher and William Hartley. A precession was once more formed, and with ; the new flag at its head and the of fife and dram again marched through the town and then quietly dispersed. There were between four and five hundred people present. The la dies were on*, like the spring flowers, in foil bloom. We i.ave r.o tear for the .c-sult in St. Ciair next fail—she will do her duty. Taking into consideration the busy season of the year, : the meeting was a decided success. The flag is of the finest silk, bound with gold ; fringe, and the blue field bears thirty-five stars. ' The following inscription in gold letters is priut ;eS on the stripes: "FROM THE DEMO CRATS OF BEDFORD BOROUGH TO i THE DEMOCRACY OF S i -CLAIR - Or. the top of the stuff sits a golden eagle surmoent i lug a golden ball; and bearing in Lis beak a i streamer on which appears the nut to, u Pni: | COX-MTLTIOX AND THE I'si'ix." It was pre sent'*"! to St. Clair as the banner tewnshir nut because she gives the large?! majority of any in the county, but because she has made greater changes than anv other —having given Line In in 1860. 11! mnj trity; and at the last spring" n election S3 Democratic majority. Speech of C. E. Shannon. Fc!'~ic Democrats of St. Cw Teens\ip : On the part of the Democracy of Bed- , ford borough, I present you this flag. Ye. see , str -aming from the mouth of the emblem of Liberty those glorious tvords. dear to every A nierican: iHe Coitsfdation and the L rtion." You see on its folds thirteen .-♦ripes. emblematic o! our thirteen original Fates. You sec that clus ter of stars next to the flag staff, the emblem of ALL our States—no jifteen are clustered there as . they were on many a flag borne by the Fremont party in the campaign of 183b. IVe present it to you as a token of our regard for your fideli ty to conservative principles—as a token of our esteem for your honesty of purpose—your in tegrity as men. Unbiassed lv bids in green- : backs, disinterested and pure in motive, you have stood up like men, whilst other communi ties influenced by the iove ot gain and the dread of usurped authority, have shamefully and ru inously shifted and changed their point. In years gone by, when many of those who are now our friends, stood with a party that had principles to contend for, you used to send i:i alarming returns to the Democrats—BiJ—'.id— -10 never less than 75, were the majori ties with which you confronted us. A few years ago you thought the old rail splitter an honest man, and you voted for him: and alarmed the Democrats again by giving a majority against us of 111 1 As soon us you discovered that your old raii-splitter was a more expert I uion-splitter, you abandoned bim and arrayed yourselves on the side of the true inter ests of your country—placer! yourselves in the Democratic car, and rode in triumph to our town with S5 majority for your old enemy. All hail, St. Clair' I think, when I think of the day of your last election, that the spirit of the old General and patriot w hose name you bear, must have stalked abroad in your valley. There is a touching eloquence in the nobility of this act that my tongue cannot express. It is the practical lesson of Holv VVrit taught so i many nges ago of forgiveness to your enemies. And when we see true and good men, forgetting : the past, and rushing as one man Into the corn . inon cause of humanity—to thus, as it were. ; throw their mite in to save their common coon : try; because if it is to be savc-d, so it must be saved, it gives me a hope again against former despair, that yet in the bosoms of the people— in the hearts of the honest masses, there is a j strong pulsation of life. In the patient there is j a strong constitution. That it may yet weather the storm, and that the St. Clair tcr.wships will i arise one after another ever this broad land and . that oar country will yet be saved. Take this flag, and keep it well, and let it float over you and us, the North and the South, the East and the West, and be our flag forever. Eeplv o? Jolm Palmer. Ftllou- Democrats of Bedford Borough: On behalf of the Democrats of S:. Clair I accept this banner; and I pledge you that it will always be preserved and cherished, not only as a token of admiration for what they have ai ; ready done, but as an earnest of what they hoj>e !todo in the future. The present crisis in the ! history of our country is not unobserved by Itbem; neither are the events daily occurring abroad and in our midst The clash of arms ia this hljody war between brothers, is beard 'even here among these peaceful mountains, where the southern breezes bore the roar of the cannon from the terrible fields of Bull Run, Winchester, Antietain and Gettysburg. There are those here to-day front every part of the county, who v. ear the dark emblems of sorrow ! tor those who fell on other fields: on tba bloody j road to Richmond, or in the Mississippi Valley of Death. They feel the effects of this horrid j strife; ar.d they have seen, as you have seen, ' the only fruits it has produced—poverty, sorrow ! and misery. It has torn the father from the j bosom of bis family, to be slaughtered and lef: lying unburied on the battle-field—the h-shuntl from the embrace of his wife—the son from the arms u: Lis widow-d mother—the b~othcr fr >m an only orphan sis'er: and t! e iover from his mistress to never more return. These are the feats of War, the Destroyer. \ea. mere. where onee the peaceful smoKe of ( the farm hoase chimney curled gracefully tow ! u~ft heaven, and the green grain waved in the w.nds of spring, war l as left a "barren v:.sic : jtuU ashes strew the gfouud about the ri •ns of the farmers* homes in the rallies of eastern Vir ginia, and among the mountains of I'ennessec. . Why is this fruitless contest waged? VV ill the ; shedding of blood make us a better people? Does the shedding of blood make the murderer ! a better man? Will it restore our ancient lib erty and prosperity ? W ill the abolition of slave- j ry "restore the Union, and bring us a permanent peace? —No. Every gun that is discharged in I this contest —every drop of blood that is shed — 1 every innocent soul that is sent to the presence 1 of its God—every christian feeling and every j instinct of reason answers, no. And must this bloody strife still continue? or is there hope of peace ? If we go to the scene of conflict, and behold the vast armies there in battle array, perhaps we should answer, no.— If we turn away from the sickening sights of ; the battle-field, and observe the signs of the times as indicated iu the spring elections, we should answer, yes. Yea, there is a hope of a ,-pecdy aud an honorable peace; und that hope ihe success of the Democratic party at the next election. Already ia the Jar east, we be hold the red streaks of da.va th-otigh the polit ical darkne.-s that has hung over us f.-r the last three yeats; and the eagle, driven to the high est cliffs of the mountains, by the din of battle, now fits gazing on the rising sun, ready to re turn bearing aloft the olive branch of peace, whenever we are willing to receive it. II rare 'ready for peace; and all should be when there is no other choice between prosperity and ruin. ; liberty and despotism, life and death. I accept this flag, then, as an emblem of ; et'ee. And I observe, too, that every s:ar of j our constellation is emblazoned on its folds.— i This is the Democratic flag. To us it is not the emblem of a party, but of the sovereignty of ti.e Constitution and the States. To us it represents no one State as superior to another. ' hut all as an association of eq ia!s. They m.ke lup the one grand confederacy; which under Democratic rule v. as the sovereign nation of the >-arth. And, though this flag is received by the Democrats of St. Clan, as an emblem of pa. >, ! it is, also, an emblem of liberty; and I pledge you, in their behalf, that when onr rights are infringed, and our liberties threatened, they will not be the last to rally under it- folds to strike | a death blow to the oppressor, as our fathers did when ilicy bequeathed liberty to us as an **iir.perishable inheritance.** ! '-Then up w Ph the Saz, let -if .{ream ca the air, Though our fathers ..re cold in their graves, Tfc.y had ernis that coJd strike, they hau sou .a that ocutJ dare, •And .hfcii sens were rot born to be riaves; Up, on v,,h the tur.cer, -jeb.'ie'er it may call. Our nrc:' ; on* .b.lt rahy arounU; A nation ©1" tre-'n*n tuat moirent shall fa'.!, Wnen its stars si ali be trailed on tne giouoJ." Huntingdon and Broad Top Bail Road. We learn toe Huntingdon an 1 Broad Top Railroad Company have purchased the Bedford Railroad, from Hopewell, to liioodv Run, Id miles, at about one fourth it? original cost. Their intention is to finish it at an early day to Bed ford, a distance* of seven miles. This will prove a valuable acquisition to the local freight and passenger business, both of which arc largely in creased. The Company have now fifty-eight and a half miles of main road and branches, and twelve and a half miles of sidings—making sevenry-one miles of single track, u liberal a mount of equipment, and 2500 acres of coal land, with three collieries in operation. Their entire capital, in bonds and funded debt of eve ry description, with common and preferred stock, amounts to but $2,200,000; a!,*.-? sum than i . generally represented by the quantity of coal j lands alone, which f hey hold. We are told that the net earnings of the Company for February and March were double those of the correspond ing months of last year, and with the present activity iu the cos! and iron trade, n great aug mentation of receipts may be reasonably ex peel - I ed. A wealthy New York Coal ana In u Co. ! have purchased 3000 acres of land near Coal mont, and w ill commence active operations im mediately. Another Company from New Jer sey have purchased 4000 acres on Broad Ton and Terrace Mountains. The Row'-ton Coal and Iron Company have purchased 1000 acres of valuable ore land 4 - in Woodcock Yallev. an 1 expect to build furnaces and rolling mills. The Groves have commenced the mining of iron ores near Marklesburg, with the intention of trans porting it. via Broad Top Railroad, to Hunt ingdon, and thence, by Canal, to Danville ; and the Glamorgan Iron Company are opening up their ore banks, near the Broad Top Railroad, preparatory to the manufacture of iron from coke made from Broad Top coal. With ali these surroundings the prospectsof the Hunting don and Broad Top Company are more flatter ing than ever before, and promise an early return to holders— Phtl. Ixdycr. For the Bedford Gazette. The Nezt President. Brownson, the Yankee Abolitionist, in an ar ticle of his "Review" under the above beading gives his opinion of "Honest Old Abe," as fol lows: "He (Lincoln) has not the mental quali ties. the education, the habits, the manner*, the jer?onal presence and dignity, the knowledge of history, philosophy, literature, civilization, men and things, or of the human heart itself, that we demand in the Chief Magistrate of a great people." Of his nomination, in ISSO, we said in the language of Daniel Webster: "It is a nomination eminently unfit to be made." There is scarcely a county in any of the States in the Union, which could not furnish a hundred men, any one of whom would be less unfit to be Pres ident than he who was inaugurated March 4tb, 1861. "Honest Old Abe" reminds one of Mr. Clay's address to a former Senator of Massa chusetts, "Honest John Davis! Car.n}* J .>hn Davis'" The nickname is always lies towed in irony, as the livery-stable-man called one of Lis horses Spry. because be couhl not be made :o go more than a couple of miles an hour." This Is "the uukindest cut of all," the most terribly damning testimony of Lincoln's unfit ness for the Presidency, coming as it dees from his professed friend—the rankest specimen of Abolitionism. He may well say "Save tne from ray friends." LEO. Oid Abe's account with the United States may be tbas stated : A. Lincoln to TjrsUd States, debtor. To 550.000 white men killed. To 150.000 tn.aim.-d for life. To 300.000 w ! >ws. To 800,000 orphans. To a devastated and ruined country. To. Jo** of national honor To destruction of $2,000,000,000 of prop erty. To ?4,000,000,000 of debt. Credit. By 100,000 free negroes. Mr Lincoln will be called to settle tins ac count, and square op all these outstanding mat ters pcxt November Apportionment of the State. Mr. Cormell, Chairman of the select Com mittee apjK>iitel to appurliou the State into Senatorial and Representative districts reported a bill in the Senate on the 7:h in-t- By this bill Allegheny county is given five members J and two senators; Washington and Beaver one senator and three members; Hutler. Armsrong - and Lawienee one senator ; Butler ami Law , rente three members ; Armstrong one : Geene, , I Westmoreland and Indiana three members i | Crawford and Erie one senator and four mem- ) bers; Westmoreland, Fayette and Greene one senator; Mercer, Venango, Warren one; Cam-; bria, Indiana and Jefferson one; Somerset, lied* j i ford and Fulton one senator and two members; ) ♦ Clarion, Forest, Elk, Cameron and Clearfield . one senator; Clarion one member; Clearfield i and Elk one ; Jefferson and Forest one ; Frank lin, one member and. in conjunction with Ad ams, one senator. The Senatorial and Repre sentative districts are equally unfair a" 1 fiju-t to the Democratic party; the latter are so link ed together, that a majority of the people will be disfranchised. A more- infiim>m* Gerrymander i was never before attempted by any party. It j is some consolation however to know that f amis i of tl.is kind al-.vays recoil upon the pen iralons We presume that the bid will pass nut withstand . ing its gross injustice. Another Outrage. We learn from a gentleman from Monroe Co. that a party of drunken soldiers went to the office of the Monroe iMmocrat, at StrouJaburg, some time during last Saturday afternoon or evening sin ! destroyed the prvater portion ot the material, throwing it into the street. Ii tliis is so. the Democrats of M <nroe des.Tve to lie trodden under foot it they do not call a County Meeting an 1 deliberately proceed t > root out the Abo ii-'O o! r i e ••fro;n stem to stern.*" The Democrats of Monro, are strong enough 11 drive every B ;ck R publico.: in their ru- -* clean out of the County, and the; ahi.ul i oe*. ; r Mr. it to ti i.- outrage without r;.< - The Monroe IJe ncc.irt has been a in 'derate paper— a war paper rather than anything vise and no rea' n on earth could Le assigned why its pub lisher should not be permitted to pursu* hi? bas in s; r-m Jested other than mean political ha rod The ncn wiu> c -iumitted this outrage were. o. oorse, put up to it 1 " Black Republican poli ticians. Tiifcse should be ma le to suffer. The lay v. bcn Democrat* should quietly submit t< outrages of this character, has gone by It lite law will not protect them in their rights A pr. | erty they must protect themselves. And ,i is the duty* of tne Democrat? everywhere to stand by ih-ir r wspapcr publisher^—not only to d feml their property but to st.;ike b-jek. STRIKE BACK, we say.—See how the Dem ocrats behave in tlie Western Slates. There they ri'talfjle by "carrying the war into Africa.'" Tiicre is i > use in preaching to a park of H a thens about preserving the public peace and re specting ihe law. That is throwing pearls to swine. They are deaf to all such appeals. Our only remedy for thee outrages is iii out own strong anus. Will the Democrats of Monroe apply it ? They should compel the Black Re publicans who instigated the dastardly outrage to make up the loss or submit to tue conse quence.— Kaston Argus. From the Pima. Age. The War. V, e have various kinds of information from the Rod River expedition. The re-ult of the battle although stated otherwise we cannot help thinking is u Federal defeat. The armv of Gen Banks is now encamped at Grand Ecore a few tubes above Naeailockes, and it is rejmrtei that tie* -. fieinv 'Siiwed :io sign- of Ln'tie *' T'>e battle was fought several miles lurth. r tip t':.* lied llivcr at Pieasant Hill. If the C'.mfcder ates were defeated why should there Lie a Feder al retreat to Grand Eeore f By the d< sj. t!'•he printed in Western newspapers, giving intelli gence fully as late as that sent from New York, ilic number of Confederate guns captured is reduced to two, and the number of prisoners to eight hundred or a thousand. The Ccnfiskra!*:- :nay, and no doubt were repulsed in their last atta-.ks, but their great object seems to be gain ed. They have turned the fleet back to Nachi tocbes, and the land forces back to Grand Ecorc*. We think we are not far oat of the way ia say ing that the expedition will have to be abandon ed. Plymouth, .n North Carolina, is cut off from all communication with the north The Con federate r.trr. has run below the town, driven the remains of the Federal fleet out of the river, end what has occtired since Monday evening last, in the town, is not known. The Confed erate ram did not fire a single shot. Three gun boats, the Bomshell, South-field and Minnie, were sunk. Plymouth is reported to be well provisioned and tnay hold out. The Confeder ates south of Plymouth have attacked Little Washington, near Newbern, and everything looks as if they intended to besiege that town. Pibitka in Florida has lieen abandoned by its federal garrison. Nearly all the troops have been taken away from Jacksonville and brought north. A transport—the General Hunter— was blown up by a torpedo on the St. Johns river during the withdrawal of the Piiatka gar rison. Eight gunboats have been went from Boston to Mobiie to reinforce Farrago t Four of them are iron-clad. I lie confederates have withdrawn from Eas tern Kentuckey—they still occupy the western part of the state however. From the Arte 1 ork JourncU of Co. time roe. Ths Taking of Fort Pillow. The following is an extract from a private letter from a gentleman in Cincinnati to a friend in this city. I: gives a rational and probably a very correct account of the affair CINCINNATI, April 18—The storming of Fort Pillow was a serious affair. I conversed with an intelligent Irishmanjwho came up on the steam er that brought many of our wounded men to Cai ro. He tells tne that our officers placed their negro soldiers ia front of the whites. They im mediately ran away, and the whites surrender ed as soon as the Rebels entered the fort, calling cm the negroes to d j the same, but they not un derstanding matters, and being afraid of fulling into the hands of tie Ibbels, ran :u*av witii their arms and occasionally fired on the piast ers. But nil who surrendered, wh'ther white or black, were protected as soon as the uc.cr of the assault was over. Afr negro women and chiiJren were die.] in the fort, and some of ihe negroes were pursued down to the edge of the river and killed, before the Rebel officers could control their men. The dcmoralizat 16a of the white and terror of the black soldiers was ex cessive. The negroes do not kn<"- enough to 1 give up, and their officer* 1 *>t a!! control over them. The passion ami ntgc of the lie bote were ungovernable a lite negroes in arm*. After tin; aurrender the Ketei offo'tera, with a few exceptions, did what they coul<i '.o con ■ trol their men. It was worse than folly to at tempt a defence with negro troops, unless them was certainty of saccess. They could expect nothing if the defence failed, from the KebeU I who, entering tbe fort sworl in hand, would probably refuse quarter, which t am informed the laws of war permit in cases where a place i is taken bv assault. " Comparison of Lasses, The Philadelphia Sorth Amcncun, an intense ly loval sheet, turns op tbe relative losses of the ■ Con federate armies and of oar own. W> te ! lievc the losses on both -i.de- to be great!-.' vr | rated but we are surprised to Are ,t ■■*-. it ! be on Abolition journal that our io*- so exceeds that of the rebels. iio ..... .i ;; in . !e for tbe three years of lite w.tr up ' of last Sept Miiber. i.vlu ling tbe ha' . C . - j aniaogn, it is as follows : Foderu! losses in bait'.- &„•, 2h-.7^0 " by sickness, 290,000 Federal total loss in three veers, 552,"20 Confederate los.ses in battles, &c., 217,465 Confederate losses ia fickne-s, &c., 130,000 Confederate total loss in three vears, 347,4G5 547.4&3 Excws of Federal loss, 205/255 TEA "S OF SYMPATHY. i If there are a eiars of persouj deserving iL • -.npaibv ani pity of the sound in health, it i ! ti.e .-r disabled victim of Scrofulous Ulcers, Cbr .iic Sore?, whose bodes* are *o di-rigurcd ] vriiii ••■op;ve diseases as to tor bid liieir seeking ; t..c -< u-ty of their friends. To a)! >neb a cure p. ovided in IJr. Itadwaj's Cleansing Syrup, i ca.ied Kadwnv's Hcn-jvating Resolvent. Ona j to six botths of this Marvelous Remedy will { eure the urst cases. Let those afflicted with Chronic S .re.-, Ulcers. Fever Sores, Sure Heads, ! S..re L gs, Scrofula, and all Skin Disease?, use ? - J this remedy. In a tew ..ecks ihev vvili be ea ! a bled to u. ingle irt society, cured. Hrica one ! doil.tr t*r bottle. Sold by Druggists. t * REED—McGREGOR —On the 231 irst, " v t!. Rev. D. S. Bank-. Mr. J >m Reel to Mis-; Janet M'Giegor, both of Coaliale, Bedford Co . l J a. —Dir.D— u ij ggcTrffnatg>fee?-- TOWN—At North Point, on the 17th ir.M , .Mr>. Sot nrorilu wife of Newell A Town, ni the -od year of her ase. The deceased was a native of Orange cc., Vermont, where bcr re mains were taken for interment. She leaves an atl'ectionate husband and many friends to mourn her loss. BORDER.—On the 7th of January. IS'34, at his rc-sidence in Perry township, liic-Liand county, Ohio, Mr. Joseph Bu. der. formerly of lied lord co . Po., in the 00th year of his age. h other Border was a faithful tataiber of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran church near Boll* ville. He was a good man, and his last act, which was the acme of a long career of use* ml and true benevolence, will be remembered as a blcssng to thousands yet unborn. In his last will and testament he makes tire following bequests, to take effect after the death of hi* vit'c Elizabeth, having no children. I. To the •Artie; van Iract Society," two bundled do!- iais. 2. To the "Salem Evangelical LutLeraa church," two hundred dollars.. 3. The remain der of 1 is personal and real estate to the "Mis sionary In Utute." which will be about 26 han 't v 1 Collars —We laid him in ti.-e grave- lec tc:l bv 1 ;;as.!f in the Salem cemetery, among the flowers, in sight and hearing of the, cf.urob and congregation, where bis vacant seal will viewed with many a sigh and tear. A e inivs thee, beloved and houorod, in oar social prayer-meetings. ;;j il*e public services, at the table of the Lord.—The wife will nibs thee at her lonely home on the easy chair at the ta -le bat we know timj art not missed in heaven. The funeral sermon was preached by the writer, lruin Psalms, xc: 12, 4, 50 teach us to niimtier cur days that wo may apply our her.rts ar.:o .v ie dom." " D. I F. are a-atfcoriz-d to snnoence MichaelS. Rircs et, of Sr.ake Spriug townicip. ut canuiuate K-r County Commissioner, subject to the decttiaa af Ibe Democratic county convention. A Most Excellent Medicine, .1. F. CA E?ESTEK'I. RHEUMATIC FLV: —Peiso&a * altering from Rheumatism, Neura-ia. Dipthena, Burnt, &c., will find this a moat excellent remedy. 1 co i.es to us recommended by some of tbe be#! rrrn in the State—and in this eommuritv Trt a bottle and 'er for jouraelt. For tale at A. L. Drfl baugh's, Bedford. April 29, IS6S ly. ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE. Letter# of administration having been granted to •he subscriber, residing in Broad Top tounshrpoa the estate of Christian Bainett, late of B<st Provi dence tp., deceased, ail persons indebted to said es tate are requested to mr.ke immediate payment, a nd thee having ciatm# against the same, will pre sent them duly authenticated for settlement. JOSEPH BARNETT, ADM'R. Apr. 29 Bt* WAMHI). A boy of good moral character, industrious bsMrs, and well recomm-oded, to learn the tanning busi ness. Apply immediately to the subscr.ber inCn-o berland Va'ley. JOHN' A. GPMP. Apr. 29, IS&l. Bedford Hall Association. The stockholders of 'he Bedford Hali Associa'loa *ce hereby notified that the annua! election for fire trustee# of said association, will be beld attbe Odd Fellows Ha.l in Bedford borough, on Monday, Ia - second day of May, IS6-I, between the brurs of oo and three o'clock, P. M., of said day. Notice i also given that tbe trustees of satd association ba# declared a Etmi aunual dividend of five p#x cento* upon the capital s'ock, which the stockholders ess | receive by calling upon the Treasurer, Joke R. J I <*>• S. L. RfSsELL, Sec'ry. April Jl2, ISA 4. NOTICE is hereby • vers that I have purchased a tLrk hatr n are > k "# sa and ;.tkt ishenti '# rate o*J :b*f '{ hive left ibe uae ia the bands of Patrick Wail du ring my pleasure. April 22. 186J—Ot JOHN G FISHIJL A DMIMSTR A TOR'S NOTICE- of eJministration h.tvjr.g been granted tu the suhseril -on tK es'atecf Frederick C!tar, late oi I atoo town-hip, deceased, ail persons in„rb"J to raid estate crc requested to nuke immediate pay ment, t d those having claims wjl present the same properly authenticated fur sdrl-m-nt. Apr 1 22—St JACOB CLAAR. Vdtn'r

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