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IIIGK1T OR WUOXG.
wnril BIGHT, TO BE KEPT RIGHT,
WHEN 1VH05G, TO BE PCI RIO UT.
S o ut lie ri j BJ n a 11 1 in 1 1 y.
The boast of Jeff. Davis U the unanim
ity of the South in their resistance to the
United States. It i3 on this ground they
claim the sympathies of Europe. It is or.
this ground they claim it to be cruel in us
to attempt to coerce them. Sucli una
nimity the world never saw they tell us.
13ut they must at least admit that to this
there are and all the time have been some
cerious exceptions. The negroes, for in
stance, are not always counted by them in
this es'.imate. It has been said by some
that they are as ready to fight against the
North as the whites. But if so, it can
only be on the hypothesis that Loth are
very unwilling to fight. True neither
openly eompain, or the whites occasion
ally, but the negroes not at all. But
whenever our prisoners escape from South
cm confinement, they never seem to be
betrayed by negroes, but arc sheltered,
led, ferried, piloted, and furnished with
much valuable information by them.
They abscond by thousands. They do not
labor, and it is admitted that they cannot
be made to do their accustomed work,
except under white compulsion, even with
one white man to each plantation, and
famine is the result.
But it is said, of course the negroes
oro not to be included in this unanimity.
Europe will count them in the discussion,
and we have a right to count them. They
have been counted in the three-fifth al
lowance granted them in the Constitution.
On that very ground, Congress is bound
to protect their welfare. True, while the
South remained loyal, the protection of
the slave was entrusted to the master, just
as is the protection of the children to the
father; but if the master prove a traitor,
we have a right and a duty to see that the
dictates of humanity are preserved to the
negro as truly as when a father proves
unworthy the trust, we take irom him the
guardianship of his own children. Society,
in both cases, ha? a latent and superior
guardianship and duty, of the responsibil
ity of which it cannot divest itself. The
slaves, we know, are all unanimous for
United States rule, and that takes four
millions out of twelve, fros) this boasted
But again, some most important sections
of the South are not unanimous. Rich
mond, the capital,-is not. When Union
prisoners escape, they are not without
friends, go where they will. The meas
ures used to preserve this boasted ananim
ity arc almost incredible, to say nothing
of the persons imprisoned or swept info
the ranks cf the conscription. Is North
Carolina unanimous? or Georgia, with her
Governor almost in rebellion against Da
vis? Is Alabama unanimous, with Mr.
Cobb denounced as a traitor? Or even
South Carolina, with Mr. Itoyce publicly
reproved by the leaders in that State for
bis Union sentiments? Was Atlanta
unanimous when half the inhabitants
preferred to go North, when they had the
option to go cither North or South ? "Wes
tern Virginia, is she unanimous? And
what means 3Ir. Foote's resolution offered
in the present Congress, offering complete
amnesty to all such of the citizens and
residents of the Confederate States as
heretofore, under a delusion or otherwise,
have been hostile to the rebel cause, and
who are now willing to come forward and
take upon themselves the obligition to
Eupport the rebel Government as true and
loyal citizens ? In fact, this 6ort of una
nimity is one created by the pistol and
dirk at the throat, in the hands of a few
Southern fanatics. It. has sprung up in a
night under pressure such as that, and it
perishes in a night. Vice I're.-ident
Stephens is "unanimous" on this principle.
If we look at the Army of the South,
the immense number of deserters and the
Etory they all tell, does that look like
unanimity? . Two-thirds of Hood's arm',
Davis said, had def-ertcd after the capture
cf Atlanta. It is true he said they were
all coming back to re-enlist for the war,
nut then comes the conscription law, and
bows that not one of these could help
himself, only the clergy and members of
Conzres and editors, and those who
could not be got, being exempt, and not
one of these allowed to return homo when
his time was out.
But the people arc unanimous. IIow
shall we test this? Did not tho rebel
Congress complain that these people would
not even sell the Government provisions
for the soldiers, so little confidence have
they in the whole concern ? Are the
people unanimous, when the woods arc
found to be full of white men who will not
submit to the conscription, with rsbel
soldiers hunting after them with blood
hounds? The South never was united, as
the language of Alexander II. Stephens
showed, and it is not now. It is becoming
daily less so, and it never will until again
brought back into the Union.
The long agony is over ! Sherman at
last is heard from, not through unreliable
rebel sources, but officially. He has ar
rived in front of Savannah, captured. Fort
M'AUister, and opened communication
with our fleot, from on board a gunboat of
which he sends greeting to the nation his
notes of victory. "We print elsewhere
Seey. of War Stanton's bulletin covering
Sliermau's despatch, to which wc refer
It appears Sherman's march was "most
agreeable" a kind of dress parade thro'
the enemy's country. "When wc come to
consider how the rebels assured us it wa3
harassed at every step, to the almost total
annihilation ot his amy, and when we re
call our many fears aud misgivings on
the subject, this declaration is especially
gratifying. Two hundred miles of rail
road were torn up during the march, and
an enormous amount of supplies destined
for Lee and Hood destroyed, while un
counted numbers of wagons, mules, hor
ses, and negroes were gathered up and
taken along with the army. All this,
too, with the slightest possible loss to our
side. Truly, Sherman's "raid," as the
rebels affoct to call the movement, was a
most thorough and effective one!
All apprehensions tor the safety and
success of this great expedition c-in now
be summarily dismissed. Sherman's in
vincible legions have achieved the most
signal success, and are now in a position
of absolute safet After a maich of over
three hundred miles, occupying twenty
eight d;iys, they have succ2eded in estab
lishing a firm foothold in the very heart
of the Confederacy, where they will be in
a position to strike a fatal blow at the re
bellion when the proper time shall arrive.
Sherman has demonstrated that the Con
federacy is a mere shell, the which, in
conjunction with our other generals, he
will proceed to smash at his leisure.
Gen. Thomas achieved a signal vie
tory over Hood at Nashville, on the loth.
Hood had pushed his columns up to the
very gates of that city, with an eye upon
our stores collected at that point, when
Thomas concluded he had gone about far
enough, and so attacked him. The grand
result can be told in few words. Hood
was thoroughly whipped; his army was
routed; he lost maiy wagons, ambulances,
ho.-pltal teuts, a vast amount of supplies,
&c, together with fortj'-nioe pieces of ar
tillery aud 15,000 killed, wounded, and
prisoners. Our loss was about 3,000
killed and wounded. Having vanquished
the rebel chieftain in a fair fight, Thomas
is now putting liiai to a test of swiftness
of heels and powers of endurance. He is
pursuing him most vigorously, and it is
scarcely possible the rebel army will es
cape, unless it be as a broken, disjointed,
Tlic St. Albans Haiders.
If ever a nation was gathering wrath
against the day of wrath, it U Great
Britain; aud the sentiments of the mass of
her people are reflected with entire faith
fulness by the Canadian ' subjects of the
Crown." Not content with fitting out
pirates and blockade-runners, and with
supplying the rebels with arms and muni
tions of war, they, by every means in their
power, prevent the execution of the decrees
of justice upon rebel assassins, outlaws and
pirates. Justice Cour.-al, of Canada, in
the case of the St. Albans raiders, gives
the latest and fullest illustration of British
insolence, injustica and lying. Thirteen
scoundrels, who were among the party who
crossed from Canada to Vermoct, and
robbed and murdered unarmed Americans,
and plundered banks and private dwellings,
have been disrharyrd by the mock judge,
Coursal ! Six separate warrants had been
served upon the prisoners. They were
tried upon one only. Scarcely giving
decent time to protect tho dignity of a
Court, the justice discharged the entire
number, on all tho warrants ! He had
issued some of the writs himself, yet for
Rooth he thought he had no jurisdiction!
A manly, clear and eloquent appeal from
one of the counsel prosecuting the prison
ers, was treated with contempt, aud the
exultmt pirates, greeted with cheers within
and without the dishonored Court room,
were liberated, once more t ply their trade
of arson, robbery and murder.
Though the persistent bad faith of
British officials might have prepared the
American people for any outrage on
justice, right, or national comity, yet this
new insult will stir up indignation ten-fold
deeper and hotter than any which has
preceded it. It shows the deliberate
intention ot Great Britain to protect rebel
murderers and pirates, on land and ou sea,
and under every possible combination of
circumstances. It shows that their hatred
ot this llepublic deepens and intensifies
the nearer the restoration of the Union
approaches. It shows that they love sla
very and hate free institutions, and that
they wiifpostpooe the downfall of slavery
until the latest possible moment. Yet
there will be a day of reckoning, and when
it arrives a long and bloody account will
be settled between America and faithless
"The stone which hci builders rejected
has become the chief stone of the corner
in our new edifice," said Mr. A. II. Ste
phens, exultingly, if not irrpverently. in
liis Savannah speech in vindication ot' the
Southern Confederacy, lie alluded to the
fact that the American ltevolution was
based on the Equal Bights of All Men,
while the Confederacy was as distinctly
foundedon t he rightfulness and beneficence
of Slavery. Herein he distinctly and
truly contrasted the llevolutiou of '70 and
that of '01.
Mr. Stephens' utterance-resembles an
oracle from ancient Delphi, in that it is
found to mean much more than was orig
inally pu-pected or even intended. Sambo
the blubber-lipped, the crooked-shinned,
the kinky-haired, the eboiiy-hued, was the
stone rejected by th builiers of the
Slaveholder?' Confederacy, jet they find
themselves unable to get on without him.
Not merely in the corn-field and the
trenches, where his merits were early and
fully admitted, but in the bivouac and the
battle field, .'the Irrepressible Nigger"
insists on being recognized and honorably
placed. Chivalry takes objection to his
sinuous shank", hi? cavernous mouth, his
extensive feet; but Chivalry is in straits,
and 'Necessity hath no law,' and even less
taste. So Chivalry forces down its risiug
gorge, conquers it prejudice.", and adopts
the easy, unsentimental philosophy of
Private Mile O'Beilly.
Not that the dose is relished there is
no pretense of that. A Spanish proverb
affirms that men may "go out for wool, aud
come in shorn;" and to plunge into a
revolution for the - aggrandisement and
perpetuity ot Slavery, and bo obliged to
call on the slaves to help fight you out of
it, is clearly in the same citegory. The
Hebellion is based on the assumption that
Slavery is the Divinely appointed and
most beneficent conditiou of the .Negro;
yet Slavery is to be pitched overboard in
the desperate hope of thus saving the
Itebellion. That not only Sambo but
Dinah as well should spend their lives in
hoeing, picking, and giuning cotton, is
Dixie's Golden Rule; yet the Cotton-field !
lies fallow while Sambo is endued with a
musket and put through his facings as the
only chance left for beatiug back the
cowaidly, unwarlike, inefficient Yankees!
False pretense was never so glaringly
exposed to the world's ridicule.
True, the liebellion still shivers on the
brink of Negro-Arming, foreseeing and
recoiling from the fury it will exeitc; yet
the end is no less cleaily in right. South
Carolina protests, and will mutter dissent
till phe realizes that she must either irive
up Slavery alone, or Slavery and the lie
bellion together; then will decide to throw
one darling to the sharply pursuing wolves,
in the dubious hope of thereby saving the
other. But Virginia and Georgia are
willing, while Louisiana has already gone
ahead. She has raised several Negro
reiriments whilo the rest were discussing
the propriety or doing so. And it is evi
dently but a question of time with all her
llebcl hitters. Each will hold out while
it can, and come in when it mut.
The device of concealing all but-the
thin end of the wedge deceives no one.
"You mean Emancipation!" exclaim the
hang-backs. "Well, we do mean that nil
who serve faithfully in oar armies shall
thereafter be free !" is the hesitating
reply. "And their wives and children '"
fiercely queries t'onservatism. "Well,
they will have to share the fortune of their
husbands and fathers." "And their pa
rents, brothers, and cousins ?" is asked
still more fiercely. "We can't say; the
States must determine." "Then why not
leave the whole matter to the unprompted
action of the States?" is yet more confi
dently inquired. "Because the Conlederacy
is at its last gasp, and cannot stand on a
panctilio. It must do what it must, and
do it forthwith, or all is over."
Yet there is hesitation to arm, because
there is doubt as to the ultimate effect. To
arm is easy ; to disarm, impossible; and
thero is great doubt as to which way the
guns will be pointed when the triggers ore
to be puilcd by negroes. One of them
avers that most ot his people will start at
once for the Union lines; another thinks
they will turn and fire two or three shots
at the graybacks in their rear before
starting. Either hypothesis is plausible.
Jefferson Davis evidently feels that
Negro-Arming must proceed, or he would
not have recommended the recruiting of
Forty Thousand choice bla?ks for pioneer
service in hi? armies. But this is evidently
a simulated reluctance, which hopes and
expects to be overcome. One more grave
defeat will set the whole Confederacy eager
for negro soldiers the more tht better.
And then the Rebellion will be very near its
Letter from Co. C, 209tb P. V.
Meade's Station, Va., Dec. 13.
To the Editor of The Alleghanian :
On Wednesday, 7th in?t., our command,
still known as the provisional brigade, recei
ved orders to be ready to inarch at a moment's
notice. As it was a fact patent to the whole
army, that Wsrren with a formidable force
had moved to the left, the orders for a tune
were deemed precautionary merely. On Fri
day evening following, however, the order
came to break camp and move to the left, the
quarters to be left under guard until our re
turn. The evening was cold, and the air
keen. That evening the columu moved to
Hancock's station, and there, rested for the
night in an open field. In the ufternoon of
the next day, we changed our position for the
protecting shade f "a neighboring wood, but
the bivouac .'fire was scarcely lighted ere we
were put on the march to our former location,
whence we commenced our Iramp over the
Jemsalem plank road, which runs nearly due
North of our lines. Warren, with his gallant
old fifth corps, had moved against the Weldon
railroad, with but six days' rations, had been
absent t'ouraud uot been heard from, and fears
were entertained that he would be forced to
resist the attack of overwhelming rebel col
umns. Wc were moving to protect him from
a flank attack. About five in the morning
the Nottoway river was reached, the object of
the march gaiued, and repose in sleep was
found as easily as though Ue wet ground was
the most delightful of couches. Warren had
reached the other side of the river, and all
was well, with the object of his mission
gained, lie had moved to destroy the Weldon
railroad, below the point at which the rebels
for some months have received their supplies.
After daylight the po"Kns were laid across
the river, stud the burfy boys" of the fifth
Cjrps, as Warren himself called them, when
they were tcuiing up the railroad, begin to
cross. But it U not my purpose to speak jf
the movement itself, but ouly of the part borne
by the provisional br.gade.
Shortly after three in the afternoon, (Sun
day,) w commenced to wen-1 our way back
to camp, Rain threatened to fail and make
bad roads, but in the fore part of the night it
cleared oil', and the moon stior.e out brightly.
About midnight the air turned exceedingly
cold and blew fiercely, so that one had to
quicken his pace to keep from growing chill.
Rut the cold, perhaps, braced the system, and
made it easier to nach our destination, than
it would otherwise have been. After reach
ing our lines, many evaded the vigilance of
the rear guard, and sought repose in sleep iu
places t-heltered from the wind. ,
Of the advance columns, many of those who
struggled were afterwards found dead by the
roadside, having beea shot by guerrillas.
Some of our cavalry scouts were also found'
shot aud denuded oi all their clothiug. It
was fir this, I believe, thtt the destruction of
every building al ng the route wm ordert j.
As the shades of night fell oa that Sabbath
evening, the zenith was lit up with the flame
of burning buildings, many of them or the
At about twenty minutes past one on Mon
day morning a portion of the regiment 'ren-ched
camp, the remaining portion having through
exhaustion delayed on the road. At daybreak
we were again ordered to move to a place
near Hancock's station, about three miles
from Meade's station, where the regiment now
lies, supporting some n.ovement, of which I
am unable to inform you. None of our com
pany are missing, aud all are just recover. ng
from their fatigue. Out of sixty-six hours,
none scarcely got more than from two to four
hours sleep: and in about thirty-three of
those hour: we marched scarcely less than
from forty to forty-five miles. This is under
rather than over the mark.
SUEEMAX OFFICIAL BCLLETIX.
Washington, Dec. 18, 18G4, 9 P. M.
Major General Dix, New York : An
official despatch from General Sherman
was received to-day, dated near midnight,
December 13th, on the gunboat Dandelion,
O-sabaw Sound, Georgia. It was written
before Gen'. Foster had reached him. He
reports, besides some military details of
future operations, which are omitted, the
following interesting particulars of his
On Uoaud "Dandelion," Ossabaw
Sound, 11.50 P. M., Dec. 13, 1804. To
day, at f) P. M., General llazen's Division
of the Filtcetith Corps carried Fort
M'AUister by assault, capturiug its entire
iarrhon and stores. This opened to us
the Ossabaw Sound, and I pulled down to
cammunicato with the fleet. Uefore open
ing communication we had. completely
destroyed all the railroads leading into
Savannah, and invested the city. The
left is on the Savannah River, three miles
above tho city, and the right is on the
Oi.eechec, at King Bridge.
Ths army is in splendid order, and equal
to anything. The weather has been tine,
aud supplies abundant. Our march was
mo-t agreeable, at.d we were not at all
molested by guerrilla3. We reached
Savannah three days auo, but owing to
Fort M'AUister we could not communicate,
but now we have M'Alliater, and go
We have already captured two boats in
the Savaunah lliver, and have preveuted
their gunboats from coming down. I es
timate tho population ot Savannah at
twenty-five thousand, aud the garrison at
fifteen thousand. General Harden com
mands. We have not lost a wagon on the trip,
but have gathered a large supply of mules,
negroes, horses. &c., and our teams are in
far better condition than when we started.
My first duty will be to clear the army
of all surplus negroes, mules and horses.
We have utterly detroyed over two
hundred miles of railroad, aud consumed
stores- and provision that were essential
to Lee's and Hood's armies.
The quick work made of Fort M'AUis
ter, and the opening of communication
with our fleet, and consequent iudeoendence
of supplies, dissipates all their boasted
threats to head me off and starve the
arm. I regard Savanuah as already
W. T. SHERMAN, Maj.-Gen.
Hon E. II. Btantow, Sec'y. of War.
Emeute In Clearfield Countj.
A military force, consisting of a part of
the ICth regiment Veteran Re.-erve Corp?,
under MajF. A. II. Cabel, viaited Phil
ipsburg lat week, to look after the desert
ers in Clearfield county. Resistance to
the draft haying been inculcated by the
Democratic leaders iu Clearfield county, it
has become a rendezvous for deserters
'from other parts ot" the fcstate. Knox
township was especialty notorious, a large
number having cougregatcd there under
the leadership of a lioted outlaw, named
Ou Tuesday evening, 13th insf., Major
Oabel received intelligence that there was
to be a "deserters' ball" at Adams' house,
in Knex tpwnship. Capt. J. M. South
worth, with a detachment of ninety men,
was gent to look after the "guests." About
half the force were in sleighs', and the
remainder were mounted. ' They arrived
at the house about midnight. The Captain
posted his cavalry around the house, and
then advanced with his infantry to the
door. Just as he reached the steps he
heard some ono say, "litre are the sol
diers;" ile immediately made a rush
with his men, and succeeded in seizing all
in tho houe, nineteen of whom proved to
In the meantimo Adams appeared at an
upper window, from which he fired at the
soldiers surrounding the house, instantly
killing Edgar L. Bc.id. one of their num
ber, lie then jumped to the ground and
attempted to make his escape, but was
suddenly brought to the end of his iniqui
tous career, by a volley from the comrades
of the murdered soldier. Ou the prisoners
len revolvers ar.d three guns were found.
Capt. Southworth and his men deserve
great credit for the manner in which the
aHVir was managed. It has already struck
terror into thi deserters thronging the
log-camps throughout Clearfield county,
aud ha made men, diiloj-al sympathizers,
quake with fear. Maj. Gabcl is determined
to arres-t every deserter and every disloyal
man who lias a&sisted in fomenting this
resistance to the Government. He will
make thorough work of it.
JtSy Six more deserters have been cap
tured by Captain Fnsminger's company of
the 201st regiment, and were taken to the
Provost Marhal headquarters, at Cham
bersburg. The men were captured in the
vicinity of Bloody Bun, Bedford counfj-.
Capt. nsmingers men are doin g a good
work in the benighted region in which the
company is statioued. Numerous captures,
have been made, and ti e deserters in all
cases forwaided to headquarters without a
single escape being effected.
S&- These slippery days are the days
that try men's soles, and he who perils the
lives, of the public by neglecting to strew
ashes on his sidewalk, may be considered
to have no soul at all.
BQ"u Bermuda Hundred was so named
because it is one hundred miles from the
mouth of the James Uivcr.
ST A call and draft for 200,000 men
has been ordered by the President.
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Directors of the said Company, will be held
at the office of A. A. Barker, in Ebensburg, cn
the second MONDAY, the 9th day of JANU
ARY, 18G5, betweeu the hours of one aud
four o'clock, P. M.
D. J. JONES, Secretary.
Ebensburg, Dec. 15, 18G4.
riiHjO PROTECTION MUTUAL FIKE
X INSURANCE CO. OF CAMBRIA CO.
Notice is hereby given to the members of said
Company, that t he annual election for a
Board of Directors will be held at the office
of A. A. Barker, in Ebensburg, on the second
MONDAY, the Dili day of JANUARY, 1805,
between the hours of ten o'clock A. M., and
two o'clock V. M..
D. J. JONES, Secretary.
Ebensburg. Dec. 15, 18G4.
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for the interest of ench sub-district to have
stricken from the l st- all names improper
enrolled, becr.ue.m excess of names increases
the quota f illed for from each sub-district
and that it is equally tor the interest of each
person enrolled in a given sub-district to
place upon the lists sill persons in the snb
d:strtet liable to do military dnty, because the
greater the number to be drawn" from, the less
the chance that any particular individual will
be drwn. It is the personal interest of every
enrolled man that the quota ia which he is
concerned shall uot be made too Lrc, and
that his own chanced for draft shall not he
unjustly increased ; both these object? will be
attained if all parties ".vill jiid ia fctr'dting out
the wrong names and putting in the utLt
ones. Especially is this tho iutercst of these
drafted men who by .putting in substitutes
themselves liable to drait, have secured ex
emption which by the terms cf the law holds
go id only until the preseut enrollment is
exhausted in their sub-iii tricts. .Mm who
are over 43 years of age, and in consequence
excused by law from the performance of uutr
in the field, owe it to the cause and the
country to take a zealous and active part ia
the correction of the enrollment lists, a mili
tary service of the first importance. The law
requires that the quotas shall be aissigned ia
proportion to the enrollment, and the fairness
aud justice of ibis mode of detetmiuing the
amount of military service due from each and
every section of the country cannot be doubt
ed if the enrollment is made as uearly pf rfect
as it is practicable to make it. The amount
of service due to the nation from every town
or county, ;s thus laid plainly and f.iirly be
fore the citizens, and it is expected that a
higher motive than a selfish interest will
prompt all to do their share in perfecting the
enrollment, and securing just aud efficient
execution of the laws for raisiug troops,
wherevir i becomes necessary to applv them.
I3v order of ilaj. It. I. Dodge, A. A. I. il. G.
ALEX. M. LLOYD,
Capt. a Pro. MarsLal.
II. S. II A Mi,
Surgeon of Boar J.
December 15, 18G4-3t.
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