Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 15, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 15, 1864 Page 1
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE IB ri'BLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY B. F. MEYER*, At th# following terms, to wit t $1 75 per annum, if paid strictly ii> advance. $2.00 if paid within 6 months; $2.50 if not paid within 0 months- subscription taken lor leas than six months fCT'No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisbei. It has been decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without the payment of arrearages, is prima facia evidence of fraud and as a criminal offence. courti have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, If they take them from the post office, whether they subscribe for them, or not. Business (Faitls. JOSEPH W. TATE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to collection# and all busi ness entrusted to his care, in Bedford and adjoining -counties. Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military and other claims. Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, and St. Jo seph's, on Bedford Railroad. Farmland unimproved land, from one acre to 150 acres to suit purchasers. Office nearly opposite tlie "Mengel Hotel" and Bank of Reed & Schell. April 1, IS64—lv J. R. DURBORROW, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Office one dooi South of the "Merge! House." Will attend promptly to all business entrusted to hi* care in Bedford ana adjoining counties. Having also been regularly licensed to prosecute claims against the Government, particular attention will be given to the collection of Military claims ot all kinds; pensions, back pay, bounty. bounty loans, ice. April 1, 18G4. ESI'V M ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD. PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to bis cate in Bedford anil adjoining coun ties. Military claims, back pay, bounty, &cc., speedily collected. Office with Mann & Spang, on Juliana street, two doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, 'O4. U . II • A K HRS, ATTORNEY JT LAVS, Bedford, Pa. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted tg bis care. Military claims speedily collected. HF""Office on Julianna street, opposite the Bank, one door north of John Palmer's office. Bedford, September 11, 1803. F. M. KIMMSLL. . I. W. LINGENKELTKR KIMMELL & LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA (TF"Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South of trie "Mengel House." G. H. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to collections and all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. (XF""Office on luliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence ol Mrs. Tate. May 13, 1864. JOHN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Resp*ct fully tenders his services to th* PulUc. KF*Otfice second door North of the Mengel House. Bedford, Aig, 1, 1961. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Cs?~Will promptly attend to all business entrus ted to his care. Office on Julianna Street, (near ly opposite the Mengel House.) Bedlerd, Aug. 1, 1861. A. n. COFFROTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Somerset, Pa. Will hereafter practice regularly in the several Courts of Bedford county. Business entrusted to his care will be faithfully attended to. Decembsr 6, 1861. F. C. DOYLE, M. D., Tenders his professional services to the citizens of Bloody Run and vicinity. Office next door to the hotel of John C. Black. [June 10, 1864. J L MARBOURG, M. D. Having permanently located, respectfully tenders Jhie professional services to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office on West Pitt street, south side, nearly on posite the Union Hotel. Bedford, February 12, 1664. F. M MARBOURG, M. D„ SCHELLSBURG. PA, Tenders his professional services to the people of thut place and vicinity. Office immediately oppo site the store of John E. Colvin, in the room for merly occupied by J. Henry Scbeil. July 1, 1564. DAVID DEFIBAUGH, G I* N SMITH, Bedford, Pa., Workshop same as formerly occupied by John Border, deceased. Riffes and other guns made to or der, in rfrtfl beat style and ou reasonable Spe cial attention Will be given to the repairing of fire arms. July 1, 1864—1y. SAMDEL KETTERMAN, BEDFORD, PA., hereby notify the citizens of Bedford county, that he has moved ro the B° ro of Bed * Yoid, whore he may at all times be found by persons wishing to see him, sinless absent upon business •pertain nig to his-ofltce. Bedford, Aug. 1,1861. _ . Jacob Rf.eo, J.J. REED AND SCHELL, BANKERS & DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD, PKNN'A. OST'DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. J. ALSIP & SON, Auctioneers & Commission Merchant* BEDFORD, PA.. Respectfully solicit consignments of Boots and Shoes. Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, -nd all kinds of Merchandise for AUCTION nnd PRIVATE Sale. REFERENCES. PHIL,ADI,IILe. BKDFOKD, Philip Ford St Co., Hon. Job Mann, Boyd St Hough, Hon. W. T. Daogberty Armor Young St Bros., B. Y. Meys. January 1, 1964—tt, VOLUME .79. NEW SERIES. Select f) oe t r t). WHAT THEN ? 7\ hen of men a million more, Bravely shall their life-blood pour, Till the land is red with gore, What then ! When by battle and the raid A million widows more are made, Before t lie crimson tide is stayed, What then? M lien upon the Southern gale Couies the orphan's feeble wail, And cries for bread our ears assail, What then? W hen the cannon, sword and brand Shall desolate the stricken land, And silence o'er it brooding stand. What then ? W hep the rebel's power shall cease. And we. like those of ancient Greece, ""A desert make and call it peace," What then? When the city, town and plain, Crushed beneath a tyrant's reign, Have no sufferer to complain, What then ? When the tyranny of power, O'er the country dark shall lower, Of freedom's death shall come the hour, What then ? ENTHUSIASM FOR FREMONT. General Fremont seems not to have lost his power in creating an enthusiasm for the "pio neer in the cause of emancipation," the man , who was the "first love" and beau ideal of the republican party in its younger and better days, before the party had becjme corrupted by shod dy, and turned a deaf ear to those great funda mental principles of "free speech and free press," j which formed the rallying cry for Fremont in 1836, and through devotion to which the party came into power in 1860. The German abolitionists support Fremont | with great unanimity, and very many of the old guard of genuine and honest abolitionists, all who ai 3 such from principle, are rallying to his standard with a devotion and enthusiasm only > equalled by that of 1866. There are only six German newspapers, so it is stated, which advocate the cause of Lincoln and shoddy, while twenty-six have hoisted Fre- ' mont's name and all the rest show that their first j choice and preference was for Fremont. In Mr. Lincoln's own State, Illinois, there is but one German newspaper, the Chicago Stunts j Zeitung , that supports ins claims. The German press of Missouri arc united in j his support. Ratification meetings are being held ail over j the country, and are largely attended. "A Fremont ratification meeting was held at Syracuse last week, which was largely attended, j "A large Fremont meeting was held in Chi-1 cngo last Friday evening. One of thesjieakers charged Lincoln with keeping rebel sympatld- j zers in office at Washington, and with endeav- ; oring to create an empire out of the Republic. All the speeches were of a stirring character and enthusiastically applauded. "There was also a Fremont ratification meet ing at St. Louis on Saturday night. There were 10,000 persons present, and the old Fre- j mont Marsellaisc of 1856, was sung amidst a blaze of excitement. "There was a great Fremont ratification meet ing held in New York on Monday evening, which j seems to have been a complete success. The j New York papers are filled with accounts of j the meeting. Among the distinguished speak- j crs was Dr. O. A. IJro* nson, the learned ed itor oi' Jii'oiCHsOii't Revww, who was unsparing in his criticisms of Mr. Lincoln's mismanagement of the affairs of the Government." The "Peace Resolution" of Mr. Davis. The following is a copy of the "joint resolu tion to restore peace among the people of the United States," which was recently offered in the ' Senate by Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, but ruled out of order at that time, and was not entertain ed or considered; Resolved by the Seriate and House of Represen tatives of the United States of America in Con gress assembled. That three years of civil war. in which the enormous expenditure of blood and treasure has no parallel in the world's history, and whose widespread rapine and diabolical cruelties have shocked Christendom, and which, from alternating success, has produced no essen tial results, prove that war was not the proper remedy for our national troubles. Resolved, That if the people of America would save and restore their shattered Constitution, and avert from themselves and their posterity the slavery of a military despotism and of a public debt, the interest upon which all the a vailsof their labor and economy will never meet, they must bring this war to a speedy close. Resolved, That the President of the United States be and he is hereby authorized to propose a cessation of arms and an amnesty to the au thorities of the Confederate States of America, with a view to £ Convention of the people of all the States to reconstruct their Union; and if that caunot be effected, then that said Con vention agree upon the terms oi a separation of the States without the further effusion of blood and of a lasting peace among them. tsrTbey are endeavoring to clear out the ca- ■ nal and drains to sec.ure the health of the city of Washington The latest sewers should bo placed under the White House anil the Do partments. In Middlesex county, New Jersey, there arc ; now about ten thousand acres sown with flax, which is well up and very thrifty, Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1864. From the Legislative Record. CONDITION OF CAMP CURTIN. Mr. MEYERS, from the special committee appointed to investigate tiie condition of Camp i Curtin, &c., submitted the following report, which was read : Report of the committee appointed to investi gate the condition of Camp Curtin. Is THE HOUSE or REPRESENTATIVES, Jan. 28, 1864. "WHEREAS, It has come to knowledge of members of this House that the accoinmoila tions of Camp Curtin. for the reception of the soldiers now returning from the field, are in sufficient and of a nature calculated to produce discomfort to and generate disease among the troops; therefore, Resolved, That a committee of three members of this House be appointed to inquire into the accommodations of Camp Curtin, and to ascer tain what arrangements have l>een made by the , Executive Department for the reception and ac commodation of the troops retu-niiig from the seat of war, and to report the result of their inquiries to the House at us early a day as pos sible. The resolution was adopted, yeas eighty-six, nays none." [Extract from tho Journal of the House of Representatives."] A. W. BENEDICT. Clerk of the House of Representatives, j The undersigned, appointed a'committee in pursuance of the foregoing resolution to inquire into the accommodations atCCat.m t . Curtin, and to ascertain what arrangements have ben made by the Executive Department for the reception and accommodation of the troops returning from the seat of war, respectfully report that they find the following facts: 1. The control of Camp Curtin passed out of the hands of the State authorities in the sum mer of 1861, the Government, at the request of the Federal War Department, having turn ;ed it over to the charge of the latter. The Governor, by order 370*bf the War Depart ment, is given an advisory status so far as the selection of points for the rendezvous of return ing troops is concerned and tho superintendent j of the recruiting service is to consult with him as to the place at which the camps of rend- i ezvous are to be established. He lias no power : except to advise as to tho point of rendezvous. The State has no commissary or quartermasters' j stores. 2. The superintendent of the recruiting ser- • vice is the officer charged with tiie duty of prp- ; viding quarters and subsistence for the return- < • ing troops. lie recognizes no orders to make. pro> isious ior sucn troops without an endorse ment from the Adjutant General of the State. 3. superintendent of the recruiting ser vice took upon himself the charge of providing ; for the returning troops on the 6lh of December, • 1863. The first regiment that was furloughed arrived at Ilarrisburg on the 20th day of De cember, 18G3. During the three weeks inter- j ! veiling between the time when the superintend ; ent of the recruiting service took charge of the i quartering and subsistence of the furloughed troops, and the arrival of the first returning reg iment, that officer, in conjunction with the Gov , ernor. was in negotiation with certain parties for the purchase of a site for a camp of rendez vous on the west side of the Susquehanna- Le the effort to obtain it failing, the returning troops were quartered in Camp Curtin. I his camp • contained but one email barrack, with only suf ficient capacity for the quartering of from sev erity to one hundred men. 'I he superintendent of the recruiting service testifies that he was not urged by any one officially to make more efficient preparations for the comfort of the returning troops than he was engaged in making nor was i his attention specially called to the subject. 4. The condition of Camp Curtin at the time ! of the arrival of the Seventh I'ensvlvania cav alry. according to the testimony elicited in regard to it, was very uncomfortable and unhealthy. t Owing to the porousness of the soil, the ineffi ciency of the policing, and the imperfect drain age, the ground on which the camp is situated has absorbed much of the ortal and filth depos- : i ited there during the past three years. Lieut. F. W. Liedtke, Acting Adjutant to the Super intendent of tiie Roeruitting Service, testifies that "the policing of the camp is bad. 1 lie force at the disposal of the camp commandant is not sufficient to keep it clean and in good con dition. Camp Curtin was condemned by the United States military authorties in 1863, be cause the barracks were filthy and unhealthy. * j Col. Sipcs, of the Seventh Pennsylvaniacaval- | ry, also testifies that he does not "consider Camp Curtin a fit place to quarter troops, be- j cause the ground has befen continually occupied j as a camp for nearly three years. Ihe soil is of such a nature as to absorb a very great deal of the filth aiul offal connected with the best policed camp, and in consequence, such a place of rendezvous must be injurious to the health of the troops, particularly raw recruits." '1 he Seventh Pennsylvania cavalry arrived in this city, on their return from the seat of war, on the 28th of January, 1864, one month after the quartering of the first returned regiment in Camp Curtin. It appears, from the testimony of Col. Sipes that upon the arrival ot the regiment it was marched to Camp Curtin by Lieutenant Colonel Seibert who was then in command. On reach ing Camp Curtin, Col. Seibert "found no tents there at all, and noaceommodations provided for them." Hemarched the regiment back to the citv, and on the return march met the wagons going !to camp with the tents. This was after dark. On the arrival of Col. Stpes, quarters i fained for a portion of the regiment at the "Sol diers' Rest" and others were lodged in and a bround the capiiol buildings. Tliat. portion of ! the regiment quartered at the "Soldiers Lest, was afterwards driven out of that placo by an armed guard. This seems to have been owing j to ft misunderstanding among tho United States military officers having the matter in charge, as tc whether the "Soldiers' Rest" was intended by the War Department as a place for the quar- tering of troops, or only as a barrack for their temporary subsistence. At the time of the ar rival of the Seventh Pennsylvania cavalry and the Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania volunteers. Camp Curtin was in a very muddy condition, owing to the state of the weather. It appears further, from the testimony of Lieut. Thomas 11. Rick ert, regimental quartermaster of the Seventh Pennsylvania cavalry, that lie officially notified , the Superintendent of the Recruiting Service. on the 26th of January, at one o'clock P. M., that his regiment was on its way to Harrisburg, he (Lieut. Rickert) having, just previous to that time, received a telegram from Col. Sipes stat ing that the regiment had just left Indianapolis. The regiment, as hereinbefore stated, arrived at Ilarrisburg on the evening of the 28th of Jan. It appears also, however, that the quartermas ter was in Ilarrisburg some days before he re ported to the Superintendent of tho Recruiting Service. On or about the 27th of Jan. last, the Superintendent of the Recruiting Service "ordered a sufficient number of tents to be erec ted." This, the Superintendent states, was done | for the reception of the Seventh Pennsylvania ) cavalry and the Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania volun- ! teers. "Since then," the superiniendent further 1 states, "the camp has been steadily increasing 1 as fast as possible under the surpervision of the , quartermaster's department, which provides stores, floors and details of men to erect tents." The Ilarrisburg cotton factory has also been j procured and prepared as barracks for the quar- ; tering of furloughed troops. Finally, your committee are gratified to learn j that the military authorities have greatly im- I proved the condition of Camp Curtin, and are j led to hope that the gallant soldiers of the Com- j monwealth will have no cause in future to com- j plain of the quarters provided for them on their j return from the seat of war. All of which is respectfully* submitted. H. F. MEYERS, EDW. A. PRICE, THOMAS COCHRANE, j Committee. AN IMMEDIATE PEACE. Our contemporary, the Commercial, yesterday propounded to us the following poser: "This, we perceive, is the cry of the Derno- j cratic press belonging to the copperhead variety, j which desi ription embraces our local organ. — We would be giajl to be informed just how an "iinm diatc peace" can be obtained. If we can -ee it, we most certainly shall be for it, as an incalculable blessing." Not being in power, it is not the business of s ~ 1,1 tu-oiKiiiM niune for n -ace or i war, because the party in possession oi the trov ernment seem determined to prolong hostilities, ! and not bring them to a termination, forive us ' power and we will soon make blood-letting cease; : at least we would exhaust every effort for its attainment. The means we would use are aim- ' pie, but they would be effective. But the pres- , ! ent Administration and its party require no 1 peace. Have they, since hostilities began, done i one single act calculated to secure peace ? Have not all their acts, proclamations and speeches, 1 aimed at the subjugation of the Southern peo- j pie, instead of crushing the leading rebels ; and Las the Administration, in -me single instance, intimated a desire for peace, except upon such ! terms as the Southern people could not. and are ; not expected to accept ? If they would free their ; negroes, as Mr. Lincoln proclaimed, they might j re?urn to the Union; but that mountebank knew , that such a degrading proposition would only make (he rebels mote united. Tiie mere fact J of the Administration refusing to let Alexander | Stevens, Vice President of the Southern rebel • Confederacy, deliver his message, and its lying 1 afterwards, regarding the nature of his intend- I ed interview, was and is proof sufficient to show j that its ooiiev has been to prolong hostilities j and not bring about an immediate, or any other j sort of speedy peace. We believe that we could j name half a dozen of men, North and South. J who, if permitted, could secure a satisfactory : |>eace in twenty-four hours. We do not mean j that their labors would be acceptable to the 1 leaders of extreme Abolitionism norof extreme sece6sionism; but they would be to nine-tenths of the people of the entire country. But as long as the two extremes, which produced this conflict, are in power, it is not like!) that peace will enter into their deliberation. The first step towards attaining peace is the getting rid of our present imbecile, deceitful and corrupt Admin istration. — Pittsburg Post. ifcyThe following is the concluding part of The j Ohm State Journal's response to Fremont's norn ' ination. "Ho [FremontJ has for tho last fifteen years, in every place and circumstance, demonstrated that he has indomitable energy, courage, re j sources, administrative talents of tho highest , order. He has more of romance about his ca reer than that of any other live American. He. has just the qualitties that are wanted" for the present crisis, and the American people, with a true instinct, in their present condition have turned to him, and have chosen him as their leader. The selection is eminently fit to be made, and will be hailed with demonstrations of rejoicings all over the land. We throw the flag to the breeze with the name of FREMON f inscribed thereon. It will be a tower of strength in Ohio, and will bring to our standard a host that will bear that flag to a victory which will bo only equalled by our splendid triumphs of the last two years. Tteminiscenceg, 1860 "Lincoln and Freo Speech." 1861 "War for the Constitution and the Union." 18G2 "War for the Niggere." 1863 ! "Vote for Curtin and avoid the Draft " 1864 Tyranny, Rascality, Conscription and Taxes. IVHOI.E WmBER, 1056 Letter from Hoa. James W. Wall, of New Jersey. licKias'GToK, N. J., June 30, 1804. Hon. Elijah F. Purdy, Grand Sue hem; Delavan, Nicholson, Cooper, Bill, and others, Sac/terns: GESTI.KMKX —I have this moment receive J your kiud invitation to attend the celebration by the venerable Tammany Society of the an niversary of our National Independence. Ow ing to a pre-existing engagement it will not be in my power to accept. Recognizing the sincerity of your patriotic *. efforts and desires, I must confess that I am not j animated by the same hope, that appears to I glow in the bosoms of the sachems of old Tam- { many upon the subject of a restored Union. j I fully appreciate the spirit that induced the i patriot Jackson to utter the famous watch-word, j "The Union must and shall be preserved," you ' have placed so pre-eminently at the head of your card of invitation; but it is clear to the most ordinary comprehension that he meant, only in the constitutional way, and not through the co ercive military agencies of tae Government.— lie distinctly declares in his Farewell Address: "// tuck a struggle is once begun, and the citizens of one section of the country arrayed against those . of another, let the battle go as it may, there icill > be an end of the Union." He believed with Washington, and so assert ed—"that the foundations of the Union must be laid in the affections of the people," and therefore could never have acquired the illogical idea, ; that the strength of the superstructure could be i increased, or Us permanency secured by means j tending directly to undermine these foundations. • ' Rely upon it, the only hope now, if indeed j there is ;.ny hope left, is in an immediate cassa- , tion of tins hellish slaughter and a speedy peace, and even then, the restoration of the old Union ! will have to be the work of the healing hand of time, that must obliterate the fierce and savage memories that this fraternal strife will have evoked. The man who looks for the old Union j to arise beautified and glorified from the yet i warm ashes of desolated Southern homes, from : the blood of kindred, shed in civil strife, from j the fierce hate that the dying shall breathe forth as a legacy to those who survive them, mod surely imagines a tain thing. One of the gra- j vest delusions in an age abounding with them, is that which urges the citizen "to sacrifice the j last dollar and the last man" in a blind idola- | 1 try for what is called the Union. I have as j strong a love for the old Union, as high an ap preciation of its benefits, its glorious origin, and . it 3 illustrious memories as any man ; nay, more than this, I was laboring to preserve it, when love with it, were willing "to let'u aye' denouncing it, as "a league udth hell and a cove nant icuk death." .1 aru not, however, fanatical enough to permit a mere sentiment to blind me to facts, and deaden my sensibilities to theexis- . tenee ot higher and more momentous issues. I ' will always put liberty before Union. The pres ervation of the absolute .rights ol the citizen, j and the sovereignty of the States, are of inlin- ' itoiy more importance to sua than mere breadth j of territory, if that territory must be occupied • by white slaves; more important than Federal power, it that power is to wielded by a usurper j and a tyrant. Liberty we must and wili have; • its possession is essential to tuo hie of every free . born American; the Union is not necessary un less associated with the first. Of what value ! is Union to ihe citizen who finds all his guar anteed rights in the amendments to the Consti tution entirely gone? His right to free thought, free speech and a free press gone, or swallowed up in the maelstrom of a grand consolidated j military despotism ? A Union is a very good ' thing to have and to hold ; but if in order to j sec :re that Union 1 must be content to see the Constitution overthrown, the reserved rights of , the States and the people annihilated, the war i power one of the attributes of the Executive, I and myself gazing at it through the barred and j bolted windows of Lincoln's bastiles; then I would trade off" a thousand such Unions for one little San Marino among barren rocks, where j the rights secured by Magna Charta were re- , spected, and where oppression nnd usurpations are unknown. Hut supposing the Union could : bo restored, how long, surrounded by the me- i i morials of the past struggle here at the North ! would it endure ? Certainly every thoughtful | man must admit that the statesmanship which j I suggested inscribing on the regimental colors, j ( symbols commemorative of their having been , i borne triumphant in our fraternal bloody con- i : fiictSj or of creeling monuments as memorials j | of our bloody struggles, could never have con- j ! tcmplated a permanently restored Union. The | memories of these fraternal confiicts must be \ buried in oblivion before a permanently restored i j Union can be secured. The heathen rulers and ! ! statesmen understood this principle in human i nature, apparently much better than the pro- J ! l'esscdly enlightened Christians of this noon of ' : the nineteenth century. It was Tiberius who, J when the Roman Senate proposed erecting an j altar to vengeance to commemorate the death ■ i of l'iso replied, "that public monuments should commemorate foreign conquests, not domestic calam- ! it'es." Caesar on his return from his African , campaigns after his great victo~y r.t Thapsus, , upon celebrating hi 3 Four Triumphs, wisely , and carefully avoided all allusions by banners | or otherwise, to what, perhaps, were the most brilliant of his achievements — las victories over Jus own countiymen. In Spain and Thessaly he, had routed the disciplined legions of the Ro 'mans; "but their defeat," be most truly said, j " brought no accessions of honor to the Republic. ■ The glory it reflected on the victors uas but. dubious j and barren ." This Christian nation should have ; learned wisdom from the example of heathen 1 rulers and statesmen. Jf the settlement of this question reduces it self to separation or Soutfc rn subjugaliQ*, then ■ I am for separation a thoutand timoc: because the demoralizing influences and usurped powers , that must be evoked to execute such a fiendian ' judgment, would establish at the North a des- IUUb of 2l&rtioing. One Square, three week* or lei. . f 1 26 One Square, each additional insertion Jess than three months >6 3 MONTHS. 8 MONTHS. 1 T*A* One square- • ... $3 SO $4 75 SBOO Tfiq 500 700 10 CO Three * quafei 650 900 IS 00 | Column 12 00 20 00 25 00 One Column *. 20 00 35 00 65 00 Administrators- *„d KxecutorV noticee $2.50, Au ditors'notices Sl.hu. if under 10 lines. $2.00 it more than a square and w ta than 20 kioea. Ketraye, $1.25, if but one head is Mvertiaed, 25 cents for every additional head. The spaceoccupied by ten lia „f thie sire ot type count son e square. All f raeti na of a square under five lineswitl be measured as a b*]f square and all over five lines as a full square. All legal advertisements will be charged to the person u tll £. ing them in. VOL. 7, NO 50. potic power worse than Ghenghis Khan or Tam erlane ever controlled. Such results as subju gation and annihilation hare been accomplished, where the will of the despot was the supreme law, in such devastating wars as the Timoura and Attilas of the world have waged, where the grass never grows where the hoofs of their char gers pressed, and the smoke of the country went up behind them "like fhe smoke of a furnaco"' —never, surely, by a Republic, whose chief cor ner stone is "tiie consent of the governed," and the avowed objects of whose Constitution was "to establish justice and ins are domestic tranquility." Yours respectfully, JAMES \V. WAIJ.. SOI.MERS VOTING. — The Lancaster Examvier, a shoddy organ, says "the Copperheads of Berks county are electioneering against the constitu tional amendment allowing soldiers to vote, on the ground that there are negro soldiers, and it would let them vote." Whether there is any truth in the assertion of that organ or not, there is certainly truth m the assertion that, — whether constitutional or not, if Lincoln needs votes to elect him, be will use the negroes or anybody else who can be coerced, cajoled or brought to cast their ballots for him. The frauds used in the election last fall in this State alone—not to mention tho stupendous outrages in .Maryland and other Slates—are sufficient to demonstrate to a certainty that every negro in the army at this time, or who may be hereafter enlisted, will be allowed n vote the same as white men. The Democracy do not fear tho white. soldiers' vote. (Jive them a fair chance to exercise their opinions, and Shoddy will not be the gainer by it. Fetter them—tio them up under the army regulations, as the Shoddy dynasty knows so well how to do, and then Lincoln may perhaps poli a smell majority. There is but a poor pros pect, however, that the gallant veterans who have tested their love of country at the cannon's mouth will be allowed an unbiassed choice. Or, if even they are, there are so many ways in which fraudulent returns can be made, by even post office clerks, who transmit the returns, that we shall not know what has been the soldiers' vote. The whole army election machinery be ing in the hands cf the Shoddy party, there can be no hope of fairness in transmitting the cor rect returns. Every Democrat desires that tho soldiers should be allowed a vote, but in objecting to the right of negroes voting and to the holding of the ballot-box by one political party alone, he but echoes the sentiment of the soldiers them selves, who are known to be in favor of even and exact justice to all the candidates whom the people put forward. It is not out of regard lor lilt? itglua ui tuc itutuict tuat tire iMVuaj party desire the Constitution amended so as to give tliem the right of suffrage.' It is because they see in it a chance to commit the most stu pendous frauds on the ballot-box undetected. Let the soldiers—the rank and file—conduct their elections, and not the Democracy but the party that has clothed them in shoddy and hur ried them on to suffering under inefficient offi cers and bad plans, will be the losers.— Patriot J- Union. GRRAT FRAUDS. —It is so common now-a-day* to read exposures of gross frauds perpetrated upon the Government by its "loyal" friends that they scarcely command a passing notice. Re cent developments of rascalities in the city of New York, however, seem to be an exception, and the dailies of that city corfie to us filled with exposures. The rogues have fallen out and are telling on each other. Thurlow Weed, of tho Albany Journal , started the ball in his paper, wherein he shows up ex-Mayor Opdyke, the proprietors of the Tribune and Post and other intensely loyal Abolition leaders in their true light. Henderson of the Post, the Navy Agent, has since been arrested. The frauds commit ted in his office amount to millions. It is but a few weeks since some of the prin cipal officers in the Custom House were arrest ed for similar offences, and the guilty parties hurried off to Fort Lafayette, by order of the military authorities. No doubt the parties im plicated in the Weed exposures will be similarly dealt with, anil thus the whole matter be hush ed up. To try these loyalists by Hie civil courts would lead to veniiiations not palatable to the power? at Washington, hence they are handed over to be tried, if at all, by a secret military tribunal. How long will this state of affairs continue? Will the people longer submit to bo robbed by these loyal rascals? LINCOLN'S ELECTION THE CAUSE OP THE WAR. —Tho New York Tunes, the special organ of President Lincoln in that city, in a leading ar ticle says: i "Had .\fr. Breckenridge, or Mr. Douglas, or Xfr. Bell been elected, there would, have been no | rebellion. The South rebelled because the plu | rality of the people chose to be served by Mr. . Lincolu." Hero we have the confession that there would ' have been no war if Mr. Lincoln had been de | feated. This was as well known in 18G0 as U> • Jay, but the Republicans then chose civil war i rather than forego their partisan success. They j sowed the wind and reaped the whirlwind (fcy'Tlad Douglas lived," exclaims a Lincoln l newspaper, "he would still stand where he stood lat the time of Ins death." At the time of his , death he said that when the war should become 4 a war for emancipation, he would fly to the i assistance of the South. He said that in ono iof the two last speeches he ever made. Why ido not the Abolitionists resurrect his remains j and send them to Fort Lafayette? • Richmond Examiner, of June 2d, j mokes up a table' of tho late batiks for the 1 rao.ith of May, claiming that 51,000 northern I and 10,000 southern ftoldiecs had Leon slain. CSrThe Garibaldi regiment, which leftN. York, j three years ago, 1,000 strong, for the seat of wsr, has returned aud numbers 150 men,

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