Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 15, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 15, 1864 Page 2
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BEDFORD GAZETTE. B. F. MEYERS, EDITOR. FRIDAY : i JULY 10, 18C4. What They Promised. TH* FRIENDS OR Gov. CRRTIM PROMISES TIM PKO RY* THAT IF THKY WOULD RE-ELFCT HIM, THE WAR WOULD END IN 30 DATS AND THERE WOULD HE NO MORE DRAFTING. HOLD THKM TO THSIR PROMISES. DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. COIEYTY TICKET. COMMISSIONER. MICIIAEI. WKBTZ, of Union township. I'OOR DIRECTOR JIIIIAM DAVIS, of St. Clair township. AUDITOR, c DAVID EVANS, of Monroe township. A Word to our Patrons. The immense increase in the cost of publish ing a newspaper, compels us to do two unpleas ant things, viz: to call upon our patrons, who are indebted to us, for money, and to make a slight increase in the subscription price of our paper. We hope that our friends will at once come forward and settle, their accounts. We pay 25 cents per pound for printing paper—the price was formerly 8 and 9 cents. Ink and other materials rate in proportion. Hence we must have money and a sufficient amount of it to justify us in continuing the business. For this reason we call upon those in arrears to PAY UP, and for this reason, from and after the first of August next, our subscription price will be $2.00 per annum, if paid iu advance, $2.50 if paid within the year and $3.00 if not paid within the year. Friendship for the Soldiers. The abolition party profess to be the spe cial and peculiar friends of the soldier. It is hardly necessary to say that this profes sion on the part of the abolitionists, is a mere electioneering trick, resorted to because the feelings of the soldiers never were and never can be thoroughly enlisted in fa vor of the negroism of that party, except by some such jugglery as that performed by Gov. Curtin and his friends during the gubernatorial campaign of last autumn. We presume the cry will now be raised, "vote for Abraham Lincoln the soldiers' friend I" It wgs a "irood enough Dorenn" for Purlin last tall, why should it not answer as well for Lincoln, now? There is but one reason why it will do Abraham but litiie good, to wit: The soldiers know, by this time, who are their friends, as well as who are their enemies. They know that if it had not been for Abraham Lincoln and the abolition par ty, there would have been no war, and they would not have been called upon to suffer and perish on southern soil. They know that if the abolition Senator Chandler and others of that ilk, had not declared that "without a little blood-letting, this Union is not worth a rush,"' this terrible civil war could have been averted. They know that the abolition party has prolonged the war bv adopting measures which ope.aled to unite the people of the states in revolt and which cause them to redst the Federal authority to the bitter en . r l aey know that Lincoln and his cabinet have refused to receive Al exander 11. Stephens, as eace commission er from the so-called "Confederate States," though is a well known fact that Mr. Ste phens joined the secession movement with great reluctance, and that he was always one of the most prominent leaders of the Union party in the South, and that, there fore, there was great hope, through his pow erful mediation, of the restoration of honor able peace. In short, they know that the abolition party has driven them like cattle to the slaughter, has deceived them as to the time of their service, has defrauded them as to rations, clothing and pay, and re garded them as but the "hewers of wood and drawers of water ' for the mountebanks and demagogues who hold the reins of pow er at Washington. But on the other uand, they know that the democrats are the friends of the soldier. They know that the Dem ocrats were opposed to the making of the war, and that they still think some efforts should be made to bring about a peaceful settlement of our national troubles, and thus enable the weary and toil-worn soldier to re turn to his home and family. They know that when contractors defraud them, Dem ocrats ferret out and expose the frauds.— They know that the Democrats in Congress and the State Legislatures originated and advocated, whilst the abolitionists condemn ed and opposed the raising of soldiers" wa ges. Knowing these things, they will sup port the candidates of the Democratic par ty, that is, provided the military satraps of the Administration will permit them. • ,1" Democratic State Committee. "VVe have no desire to dictate to the Dem ocratic Committee, bitt we inu3t say that we cannot approve of the "masterly inactivity'' which seems to characterize that important organ of the party. We do not mean that the chairman should issue long winded addiesses, or that he should already begin the speech-making campaign; but we do think that much could be done now, which, if left undone a month longer, it will l>e impossible to do at all. Some general plan of organization should be devised by the committee and immediately put into practice. Now, too, is the time to circulate political documents. The enemy understand this to perfection and they have been en gaged, for months, in sending out abolition speeches ami pamphlets. Besides they are now reviving their secret "loyal leagues throughout the state, and it is highly impor tant that the baleful influence exerted by these:devilish agencies, should be counter acted. With these humble and imperfect suggestions, we leave the subject with the Committee. I'. S. Since ther above was put in type, we have learned that the chairman of the commit tee has issued a call for a meeting of that body, at llarrisburg, on the 10th inst. This is as it should be. e-We refer our readers to the report, | published on our hrst page, of the corm.iit | tee appointed by the Douse of Representa tives, last winter, to investigate the condi- I tjon of Camp Curtin. It will be seen, by that report, that Gov. Curtin turned the camp over to the Federal administration in 1861, just as ie has since turned the state over to the same power, and that Mr. Lin coin succeeded about as well in keeping Camp Curtin in good condition as he does in protecting the state against invasion.— The improvement in the camp wa s forced upon the authorities by the investigation in stituted in pursuance of a resolution offer ed in the House by the editor of this paper. Thus the soldiers can see who are their friends and who interest themselves for their comfort and welfare. EDITORIAL MELANGE. people desire a "change" in the ad ministration of the government. The abolition leaders will do their utmost to prevent this from being accomplished. Look out for the small beer abolition wire-pullers ! They will be around with Lincoln's corruption fund. igyThe Fremont men are styled by the Cin cinnati Commercial, "long-haired radicals." The Lincolnites, therefore, must be the kinky haired j adicals. ernment should ever be permitted to gain a foot hold on American soil, has been abandoned by (he present administration, and a member of the bated House of Hapsburg, has been made emperor of Mexico, right under Abe Lincoln's nose. eg-The pet measure of ex-secretary Chase, the Gold Hill, has been repealed. Gold went up to nearly 3,00 under its operation. X. B. Searight has been nomina ted for rc-election by the Democrats of Fayette county. Col. Searight is ft clever gentleman and sound Democrat. $3-Congress has repealed the Fugitive Slave Law. "Loyal" masters hereafter will have no more right to reclaim then* property, when trans ported to the North by nigger-stealers, than those in rebellion. The abolitionists are deter mined to have the North over-rnn with blacks. tEJ-Arlington and the old residence of George Washington, have been turned into a negro camp, in which the "contraband" blacks are supported at the expense of the white men of the North. <s3*The Constitutional Convention of Mary land has passed an amendment to the constitu tion ot that state, abolishing slavery. Iu con verAitb.ri recently with a numbo. of prominent Marylanders, we 'earned that the people of *hat state, if Vd jwed a fir vote, will repudiate the amendment by at least 25,000 majority. lETConscientious and nonest men hiiherto in opposition to the Detnocratic party, must make the "change" in the administration of the gov ernment, if such a "change'" is to be effected. They can do it if thev will. But in order to do so, they must be able to resist tha pressure of money and abolition falsehoods. syThe abolition w'ate convention appointed Simon Cameron chaii -tan of their State com mittee. Is th's corrupt old political hack to be perm'-ted to buy Abe Lincoln through in Penn sylvania ? 5L.,11 Pennsylvania bear the dis grrc'f I stigma ofhaving been ; ought up f ur the Presidency ? ®rßtmem!<er that it Was an abolition con gress which passed the conscription bill, with the "coinmutation ciac e" in it, and also that it was an abolition congress which, alter every poor man had paid his last dollar to save his neck from the Virginia butcher-shop, repealed that "commutation clause," so as to get the poor man's body at last. correspondent wants to know why we dont "pitch into" tho shoulder-strapped preach er who announced, in the M. E. Church, a short time ago, the new gospel that "no man can be e Christian who is not an abolitionist." Simply because we want the M. E. congrega tion to get a 6urfeit of the cnt-ihroat doctrines promulgated by the "war-preachers" of the day SrNow fcrth<ntffle to subscribe for and cir culate Democratic papers. The "Campaign Age" is an excellent publication, and should be in the hands of every reading and thinking man in Get up clubs for it. fcyDecidedlv rich —the fact that the Lincoln abolitionists are running a candidate for Vice President who, by act of Congress, cannot him self vote for President and is not a citizen of the United States! [Dr*Owen Lovejov, Joshua R. Giddings and Andrew 11. Reeder, threeofthe most prominent politicians in the abolition party, havedied with in the last six months. ®3-John P. Ilale. one of the ablest men in j the ranks of abolitionism, has been laid on the j shelf by his party. He has been a Senator from ; New Hampshire, for many years, but, during • the last year, has told some unpleasant "tales ' out of school," and when a candidate, recently, ; for re-election, was, for this reason, defeated. rj-We are informed that Hon. John Hick man, formerly M. C. from the Chester district, is determinedly opposed to the re-election cf A braham Lincoln. Mr. Hickman was formerly rfrne of Forney's demigods. Why does'nt "the 1 President's dog" bark at Hickman? | Car Col. Bowman, the officer who recently i had charge of the Military Academy at West Point, has been removed by the President for ' permitting Gen. McC'lellan to deliver a patriot jic address at that place on the occasion of the dedication of the Battle Monument. What petty spitefulness to be exhibited by the Presi | dent of the United States 1 £r~The U. S. gunboat Kearsnge recently sunk the rebel privateer Alabama, after an hour's fight, in the British channel. Scmmes, the com mander of the privateer, and many of the crew escaped to France. fcj-Wby is Abe Lincoln like a city "swell?"' Do you give it up? Because lie cares nothing about the country! "Answer a fool according to his folly;" but when he is a blackguard as well as a fool, answer him not nt all, even if he does wear gold ; spectacles. fc2-ln 1861 the abolitionists told us that there i should be no jxirty aslong as the war lasts. Now they are. the only party that have candidates in the field for the presidency, and have themselves divided into two parties, one for Fremont, the ! other for Lincoln. There should lie no party now, all should go in for a "change." CT-Troubled —Alexander Kinkyhend MoClure. about the people of Bedford ' - ounty. If the hero of "Rutherford's lane" had never entertain ed rebels in arms, at his own house, he might talk about other people's fidelity to the govern ment. i O'The editor of this paper has been repre sented, for years past, by the abolition politi cians of this place, as every thing that is bad and vile—as . kind of political Gorgon whom it was a great Christian virtue to watch and j aroo.t ♦." —— ; they formerly duped in this way, have learned to know us better, and many of them now ap proach us ami even speak to its, without the least fear of being eontamirnted. £3TPrentice, of the Louisville J-ir.-nah says he sustained the President when the latter op posed the measures which he (the President) now supports, and, being called an apostate by some abolition papers, thesaid Prentice wants to know whether it is apostasy in him not toaposta i tize when the President apostatized. CyStanton began his administration by say ing that his chief reliance was in prayer. He . has since changed bis base He is now princi j pally raying upon tying. i KtGOV. Curtin ctfl'a f?r 12,000 militia for 100 | days to guard Washington : and uyt to guard lor protect Pennsylvania. Who are Id protect Pennsylvania, if tho people are taken from her ■to gua-! the President and his abolition ..crew ? C3"Prcsident Lincoln is so very uniform in i otlicc, that he is trying to '.niform every body j else. e-y Among the visitorsr.t the "Mengel House," .we find Rev. A. I\ Geissenhainer, of North ampi n, Dr. Hoik.. J . f Baltimore, and Messrs. Campbell, Caine. Pohlig and • thers- '1 ticv are 1 ,! "e clever, sociable and into!' acnt gentlemer, and will sojourn here for a short time and nt ; lend the Bedford Springs for tho improvement ( of their health. Wo hope their ill health may Ibe exchanged for a better, but their political ; opinions remain unchanged. Long insv they flourish. j C3TM-, ?!. Only and his family. consisting lof - children, will give a concert at the. Court ; House som.i evening of next week. The music ili be both vocal and instrumental. We are i informed that these children are musical prodi i gies an l we advice all our lnenus to go and hear j | them. i T< r ' .. should provide themselves with a ' ! sup. j of DIXON S BLACKBERRY CARMINATIVE. i which they will find a sure remedy for Dysen j -ery, caused from change of climate, water, etc , , and the most pleasant and the safest article that I can be used. R. R. R. FAD WAY'S READY RELIEF, Shouid be usea in all cases where pain is expe rienced. All diseases give due warning of their approach, hy pain, and if the Relief is used w hen pain is felt, the disease will be broken up, Diptberia, Imiuenza Cold, Fevers of all kinds I can be prevented by the use of the Ready Re lief. If seized with Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Lumbago, pain or weakness in the back, strains, sprains, cramps, spasms, and all other pains, are. immediately relieved by Radway's Ready Relief. In sudden attacks of croup, diplheria, influenza, the. Ready Relief is a quick and pos itive cure. In these diseases delays are danger ous. If the Relief is used a cure will bo per fected. Price 35 cts, per bottle. Sold by all druggists. LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS. BEDFORD SPKT- GS. —Visitors to the Springs are now rapidly coming. Tho season promises to be a good one and full of life ami gaiety. — The invasion of alaryland and the threatened raid into Pennsylvania, will, of course, prevent some persons from coming here, that otherwise would have coir.e. Last year, there were but few boarders at the SprTngs prior to the 15th of July, but after that date, the eneon was one of the best we ever knew. The Springs are now under the sole control of Col. E. L. Ander son, which is a sufficient guaranty of comfort, convenience and attention to visitors. DR. F. C. DOTLK. —We should, ere this, have referred to the card of this successful young practitioner, who, for a numlier of years, has been located in the borough of Bloody Jlun. — Dr. Doyle has already acquired a large practice, and deservedly so, being a man of extensive scientific attainments and a gentleman in every respect. We can heartily recommend him to the people of the section in which he is located. CLI BONO? —We are told by the abolition malcontents that the county commissioners should have offered a bounty in order io prevent a draft. This would Imvcoost the county both money and men. And aftu taxing thepeople to the tune of 8120,000, and sending 700 men out of 'lie county, would we have been exempt from draft •- Surely, Abe Lincoln's forth-coming call for 500,- 000 would involve us again, just as deeply as before, and we would be compelled to repeat the same nauseous No, no! We must put out of power the men who originated, adop ted and are now engaged in ti.. merciless exec.:- tion of the conscription. That is 'he way, md the only way, to get rid of the draf;. GRADUATED. —O OR young friend, MR. M. A. POINTS, of Red ford tp., gradu .led recentl y at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. He was a warded a high honor, standing among the best scholars in his class. It affords i,3 pleasure to be able to recor-l this renewed evidence of the bright promise for Mr. Points' future. GRAPES. —The cultivation of the grape, is becoming one of the favorite employments of many of our farmers. This is as it should be. Many abrupt and rugged hills in our own im mediate neighborhood that fcighl ho rendered fruitful and beautiful by the planting of the vine. We commend the examples set by our friends, Col. Haferand Mr. Samuel Amos The grapery of the latter, we are told, will yield, this year, some fifty bushels of fruit. ADMIRAL WILKES —The renowned naval of ficer, Admiral Wilkes, ho captured the Con federate commissioners, Mason and Slidell, is at present staying at Bedford Springs. He is accompanied by his family. DROWNED. —On Saturday last a smell daugh ter of Mr. John T. Ake, near St. CI urville, while playing near the mill race, accide. tly fell in and -Was drowned. Iho body was discovered in a 71, 0rt time alter she was missing but not in time to save l.cr life. DENTISTRY. —J. N. Bowser, resident dentist of Woodberry, will spend the second Monday, Tuesday r.'.i Wednesday, of each month, at Ilopcwell, the remaining three days of the week at Bloody Run, attending to the duties of bis :pr f< aon. A (nil other times he can be found in his office nt Woodberrv, excepting the last Monday and Tuesday of each month, which he 1 will spend at Martinsburg, Blair county. Per ! 6ons desiring operations should call early, as time is limited. All operations warranted. POCKET PICKED. —Mr. 11. W. tisbcr, of this j place, was robbed of a pocket-book containing $l5O. at 'be railroad office. Eleventh and Mar ket streets, Philadelphia, DR Friday night last. i LETTER FROM THE .I.5TH.—The following letter ' should have appeared in our last, but was crowd led out. It -s from one of the .arcst boys in the noble 55th. NEAR PETERSBURG, Jit tie 23, LBO-I. MR. EDlTOß: —Having a few idle moments I • will improve them by dropping a few lines to I you, which you will please publish for the in formation oi all whom it may concern. We are in the front, as usual. The boys arc !in good spirits, alt that are left of them There was heavy lighting on our left, last night; thc rcsult of it I know not. Our i ..iinent is pret ty nearly "played out.'' We lost 9,5 men in six ninutcs in tho charge on the works in front of I Petersburg. IV: Mso lost very heavily in the j charge at Cold Harbor and at Deary's Bluil. r regiment has participated in eleven battles since tint sixth ot May, uesnks Soverai severe -kifinishes. We have yet one captain and tyvo lieutenants in the regiment. Yon have lied : partial ! ' of (! • kiih d, wounded and missing of our company, (!• 7 but for the information of all the friends and relatives of the boys, I will gi"e you n full list of t':e casualties. Kilirdy oo'j r."i Uenry Got wait, Sim'l Kcu nedjr, Espy Die!', Matthew Miller, Henry Stai !y. Wounded, Capt. S. i. Aietzger, Lt. \Y. G. Moore, Lt. J. 11. Barn hart, Serg't J. B. Amos. Jerome T eon*, d, O. G. Yickroy, W. Spidio, W. Arnold, Fiivatc H. H. Arnold, G Bene . ham,* J. Benetham,* F. Bets, .7. Kane, J. Diehl,* Vm. Dorsey, D. Dibtvt, A. Gardner, (). 8. Knox, II G. Lyberger, H. C. Lashley, J. 17. McEuespy, K. J. Semler, F. Smith, J. Smith, I. Smith, Jesse Smith, S. Stickler,* H. Squint,* L. Sleckman,* J. White, D. Waters. J/is.-bi_</, Sergeant W. A. Boor, J. Bennett, D. Betchtel, A. Bennussia, W. F. Lininger, Win. Nottingham, W. S. Near, D. Frcsser, A. Sum merville, N Sleek, J. Thompson. Dted, J. Fid dler, J. Harback, F. Murphy, G- McVickcr, J. liuby, E. Riley Deserted Substitutes, J. Boyle, J. Hogan, Wm. Holt, L. Ingoldsby, E. John ston, M. Kenyon, F. Lewis, R. Mickey, W. Smith, J. Shine, J. Thompson. Discharged, T). Snowbergcr, H. Crouse, J. Risling, G. YV, Bux ton, J. Hogan, Wm. Bowman, J. B. Peck, A. C. Mower, J. Gordon, J. Norton, J. Kf r J, W. Hartley, A. Bessie, P. Riley. The wounded marked with a star are in the hands of the enemy. lam sorry to say that several of the wounded hav# sjuco djeil. There are a great many of the men sick, not being ' able to stand the marching. We Lave been un der fire for as much as 12 days in succession, i For the last 50 days we have had but 4 (lays' rest. We arc still driving the rebels slowly.— Every thing is progressing favorably. I wiii now have to close as the skirmishers are firing more briskly, nnd it is likely that wc will have a battle in less than an hour. body but Lincoln for President. Yours respect- j fully, W. i ♦ <a- LATESTJTEWS. The Rebels attack Washington. THE CAPITAL IN PERIL. WASHINGTON SURROUNDED. Fight Unfavorable. A Despatch received here from Philadelphia, on dnesday morning, says that there has been reliable news received from Washington I ihat some 15,000 or 20,000 Confederates, who were encamped at Silver Spring, commenced ■skirmishing on Tuesday ntorning before day: land at 11.60 o'clock A. M. were preparing so assault the works out seventeenth street. Heavy firing was afterwards heard in the direction of Washington and it is supposed that the assault was made. The result is not yet known; urgent appeals have been sent for men in companies or regiments. The C pbal is in iminent peril, j LATER —JuIy 13, 11 o'clock, A. M. The Rebels have surrounded Washington and all i communication is cut. The fight supposed to have tn' n place y. iterclay is iunored to haw 1 resuitc- unfavorably to us. I. _ • From The Aye, July 11. The War. To adopt phrase ot Edwin M. Stanton— "All the railroads leading cut of" Caltiinore and W shington "are destroyed, and seme- oT | them badiv." Communication with the North, except by water, is cut off". TV Confederates, j at last accounts, were in force five miles from Baltimore. They overrun the entire niighbor j hood. \ large body of the enemy is but five i miles not ihwest of Washington and the cL ' is in imminent danger. Notwithstanding the tel egraphic report that ample means have been : prepared for safety, we may at any moment hear ! of the fall of Washington, j On Sunday morning the Confederates ap proached Baltimore and # Washington in various | columns. Due force was at Riesterstown sev enteen miles north west of Baltimore. It was unopposed. Another force was at Marriotts j ville, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, fif teen miles west of Baltimore. Gen. Wallace, with the remnants of his army, was retreating before it. Another force was at Darrtestown, twenty miles northwest of Washington. A 4th column marched down the Potomac, seizing the fords and receiving constant accessions from I Virginia. During Sun lay the last two columns advanced . steadily towards Washington. A very small j Federal force was in front of them. The cat tle ; nd horses they seized were at once sent to ; the south 1 ink of the Potomac. They efitered Koekvdle and captured it. This is fourteen miles from Washington. Their scouts and pick | eis patrolled the country far in advance. Two ! were captured in Tennallytuwn, three or four ; miles from Washington. Some were seen in j the neighborhood of the Baltimore and Wash . ington Railroad. Trains on that road were run with great caution, but up to twelve o'clock yesterday, the road had not been reached. There was great excitement hi Washington. Trocps were sent to the forts north west of the citv. j The Department clerks were ordered to prepare for action. The defences of Washington run j fnun the Potomac across the country north of i the city, to and beyond Bhoh-nstburg. There , are some detached forts outside of this line, j chiefly to protect the Baltimore Railroad, hut > from a point ten miles from Washington almost to tin* Relay House the railroad is without de fense. A' Annapolis Junction the ground scarcely admits oi defensive works. Whilst the advai.Ce w£? being made upon Washington, the Confederals oil 'he Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad followed Gen. >V mice's re treat. During Sunday, his few troops w t ;c en camped at Ellieott's Mills, eleven miles from | Baltimore. The. enemy advanced from Mar , riot. ille. On Sunday evening Wallace put ' his troops on a train and came into die city. , A fvesh force of Federal soldiers was posted at the Relay Ilouse, and another held the turnpike j running to Ellieott's Mills. 'I hey were eneamp jco just out of town. Ellieott's Mills was a i baudoned, but at twelve o'ch h yesterday. when ' authentic information ceased, h was not known 1 whether the Confederates had entered the place. From Ellieott's Mills wt . to M'artinsburg, a | distance ot seventy-five miles, the ( l>altimore and l Ohio Railroad is in Confederate possession. Of ; the state of affairs at Martinsburg ucthing defi- I nite is known. There has been no confirmation [of the report of its capture by Hunter. As j the various Confederate columns advance east ; ward, they abandon the country p; viou.dy held iin \Y"stern Maryland. H igerstown has been ; ivacuated, and Gen. Couch holds it. The Con- j | federal rear guard is probably it Frederick j iuid Harper's Ferry. The fords and iros-hng j t piar at Point of Rocks on the Potomac, and j below, are the most convenient mean ot access to Virginia. Tl ey are on the direct road to j j Leesuurg jtndMar aas, both of which are held ' by the Confederates. The fords above Point of Rocks arc not used. ! j On Sunday the northern column of thoCon i federates sat Refsterstown. It was a lar< e i oi.e and moved rapidly. At ten in the morning ; it roncl eil the Northern Central Railroad at ! GockeysviUc, eight miles east of Keistcrstown. i Fho wires were cut an I communication between j Baltimore and Ilarrishurg ceased. Near this ■ place the railroad crosses (ho Gunpowder Riv er on a Bri Ige about two hundred feet lung. The bridge WAS burned. The force was then i divided. One body marched north towards | Harrisburg; the other south towards Baltimore. The railroad in this neighborhood c?bsscs many | bridges. AH were burned the track torn up. Until night came, tb two parties advanced along the railroad, it as they march eu. lesterduy morning at dawn they sent out a -alrd party, which marched do wn the north j b> Y' t: Gunpowder River towards the Phila ! dolphin and Baltimore Railroad. The two par ties on the Northern Central Railroad continued their destruction. Cockeysville is fifteen miles from Baltimore. South along liie road the Confederates marched until they reached Gov rmstown, but five rail 3 from Baltimore. They destroyed the rend ~nd burned the bridges all the way. A party came a mile nearer town to the residence of Governor Bradford, of Mary land. 'l"hey burned it. This was probably done in retaliation for the burning of the resi dence of Governor Letcher, of Virginia, by Gen. Hunter on his Lynchburg raid. The party , march.: g along the railroad at noon yesterday, hat! readied White Hull, twelve miles north ot' Cockeysville. For "24 miles the Northern Cen tral Kail road has Ikkmi torn up. Bridges have ; been burned, and ties- and rails destroyed. The : destruction has been similar to that of the Dan | sillo Railroad by Wilson and Kautz. The expedition sent down the north bank of ; the Gunpowder marched about twelve miles to the Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad. On ; Sunday fears lx-gan to be expressed for its safe j ty. Yesterday morning three tugs, armed with naval batteiies. and manned by seamen, were sent from the Philadelphia Navy Y.v J to c* through the canal from the Delas-r? to the I Chesapeake. One was to sail up e, '• of '".i three rivers, over which Mie Bdtbn tv U .iir.. ,d has 1 ig piie bridges. Lute last night tli-.'V were 1 expected to reach their destinations. This pri>- i tection was too late, however. At 12 ; vioek yesterday in the midst of a despatch announcing ; t-*ar for the safety of the railroad,the telegraph wires were cat." The lad communication with the North was gone. The Confederates had reach ed the railroad at Magnolia, a small viliago 'north of the Gunpowder, and 17 miles from ) Baltimore. One hundred men with a small brass gun is the usual Federal garrison. It could be quickly dispersed. The longest } .bridge on the railroad—a nine and a quarter in length— was at the mercy of the cnetnv. As soon as the railroad was reached the track was torn uj>. Partu s were sent north and south around it. Federal gunboats v.ere at Havre do Grace; in Busli river, north of Magnolia; and one in Gunpowder river. The trains from i niiadclphia received timely notice and were turned hack. Thr sc from Baltimore were not • Iwo of them rati into tha snare. In one w.s Maj. Gen. Franklin returninr home from Pe . tersb irg. He was captured The second t*-ain Wits loaded by the ct.emy with com bust! hies, : firo< and sent towards Gunpowder Bridge.— ; Guards and gunboats could not stop it. The 1>: idge was lirod and the immense structure burn , ed. The enemy did not stop here. Other bod j ies cut the rdiroad between Gunpowder River ' ami Baltii..ore. Tneir cavalry swarmed in ev l cry direction. On all sides they approached th® city. I- coin northeast to southeast it was threat ened; houses burned; men shot. There scarce ly seem?, from the lack of resistance, to be any one to defend the town. At nine o'clock last night the telegraph was reconstructed by a new road, it ha- not yet been destroyed. Wash ington is still in more danger than Baltimore. Along the Potomac and from Kockville, iarge bodies of the enemy arc approaching. Onscr j enth street, which runs north, they are encamp ed but five miles out. On the Potomac River road they are but six mi'erf off. TtnallytoWn has been abandoned by Federal troops and is ton debatcable ground. In all attacks the ene my have been victorious. Before this will see the light, communication will probably be cut -efween Washington and Baltimore. Who is ,to defend Washington we do n>t know. The enemy are in overwhelming force; the people seem terribly frightened; and we think there are scarcely five thousand available troops in the city. Grant's army, it seems, has not yet I come. 'I hat it has been sent for few can doubt. This morning dawns on a darker day than any since the war began. The Confederate privateer Florida has made her appearance off the Capes of the Delawe-e. Six vessel* w ere captured. Five of them were burned and the sixty-three sailors taken from them wore landed at the Delaware breakwater. I hey arrived in Philadelphia last evening. The commander of the Florida, they report, treated them very well. His vessel is still in the neigh ; horhond of Delaware Bay. Before coming there the Florida burned a vessel oti Fortress Monroe. STRAY COW. Taken up trespassing up>;, the premises of the snhsciiber, at the Willow Grove, in Snake .Spring township, on the 15th of June, a white and black ; spott- <i cow, supposed to be about 9 years old. The owner is requested !o come, prove property, pav charges and take ber awrav, or she will be sold ac*> cordir.g to law. JOSEPH MOKTIMORE. July 15, 1564. STOCK H OLD E HS~M E£ riXGT Bedford Rail Road Company. i A meeting ot tb* Stockholder? c " :r. ' **.ei! Road C mpaov Will be held at the oft;*of P.•ro pe yin P;dto"d Borough, or. Sani'd-v, ih- -f"-i av ' of July, instant, at nin> o c rr! A. o '•*>" ; for th r.w pos* cofiside "t * a • -it. ut-n rot wb:eh has t>--i r ■ - fere; r'o t • • * : tr *< ! o: th* Huntingdon a d firjad lop do-i j Roaii an ; Coal (Company and th* h- . • t .i . K. or Company, for the cofison :ation of sau Companies. ! am! the merging oi th* coipor te righ's, po*rs*nd privileges of the Bedford Rail Road Coi'pinv i to j tbe Huntingdon and Rjoad Top Mountain R.u Road I and Coal Company; at which meeting a vo.e by bal lot person or I v proxy will b* taken for th* adop -1 (ion or rejection of said agreement, according to I the piovi-ior.s of tbe Act of A-s*-rnbly of May 16, i ISO 1, i' n re'atioa to the consolidat.on of R-u R ad ' Companies. Fy order of the Roitrd nf Directors. JOHN P. REED, Sec'y. | v July 15, lb-H. , LETTER OF AOYiCS FOu latPIES FIVE ANATOMICAL ENGRAVINGS. Has information n*ver befose pnbli h*d, Sen! ,--{i in a sealed envelope for tfx cents. Address Dr. STANFORD. , , n °* No- 4.453 New York P. O. ! July 8, 1661—3 m j . ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTIGE. ki TJ'rf of ( 8 v mi,,; * Tr * Hon on ,he estate of Allen - *k. late of Nrp ie , township, dee'd, having teen j granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate *i;i make immediate payment,ami those !du by "au^hent^cat d' for sc^^nt.*" 1 July 8, iS64-6f '' SLEEK Ad "' r< STRAY SHEEP. ~ Strayed from the farm of Zachariah Diehl, in Bed township, on the 2Sth ult., 31 head of sheep, a u J °T n ,aC,{ ' W# and one blaf fc ,h u the b ack with red keel, some having Hillegas, "Colvm," and H. Hull" marked on them with tar. A reward of fivedolLra will be paid Tor any information whereby I mav get them again. r , o ,*. . ANANIAS Atf.MAN, July 8, 198'B* -YOBMAL M iIOOL J- W- DICKEKSON, Principal. H. W- FISHER, Assistant Principal. The County Nornoal School will begin in Bedford on Monday, August Bth. Arrangements have been made to offer the teachers of the county the best * possible advantages. Boirding 52.25 per week 1 eachers will be charged a tuition fee barely enough to del ray necessary expenses. Others wilf be charg ed from $5.00 to s'>.oo, according > stud jet pursued. June 2 1. 1

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