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From this time forward, events will be
crowding on us thick and fast. Although
there is no prospect of jeace, the war in
the course of the spring may, and we
think will take a different turn altogether.
At the inauguration of Lincoln on the
Fourth of March next, it is said that
England and France will acknowledge
him a3 the President of the States that
elected him, the States that voted for
electors to the electoral college and no
more. They will be prepared to follow
that up by the breaking up of the block
ade in the Southern ports, which will be
equivalent to the recognition of the South
ern Confederacy. There may be an alli
ance offensive and defensive with England.
Fiance and the Southern States. The
blockade is so ineffective in Charleston,
Wilmington and Mobile, iliat these power
will not stand it any ionger. According
to the treaty of Paris a blockade must be
cntirely effective in order to be regarded
by neutral nations. Of the blockade run
ners in Wilmington, not one in twenty
have been captured, in Charleston not one
in twelve have been capture 1, in .Mobile not
one in ten have been captured. So they
ay this is no etlective blockade and they
are not bound to regard it any longer
This will bring our worthy administration
into a war that will be something inte
resting or else to a backing down. If
this war goes on the negro will be lo.-t
sight of in the turbulence of affairs. In
deed, slavery now is nothing in the South
but a mere incident. If they consider it
expedient they will free their negroes, and
turn their labor into a system of hiring
which will amount to about the same
thing for the master though a great deal
worse for the servant. There are no peo
ple that know the unkinducss done to the
negro better than the Southern people do
of depriving a poor negro of a master's
core without first teaching him to provide
for himself and giving him the means
wherewith to do it.
If they enter into treaty with the Eu
ropean power?, it may be that slavery
will not be abolished, that the Southern
peep'.e will go into raising cotton more
vigorously than ever for the foreign mar
ket. The European powers don't like
slavery, but they like the cotton raised by
slave labor and self interest is a very ac
tuating motive not only with individuals
but with nations also. If the Southern
people think it expedient to arm and equip
fifty thousand of their able-bodied negroes,
they will do so ; they have no fears what
ever of their fidelity as soldiers. And
when the war is over, if they have proved
faithful and useful they will give them
their freedom, not such as the Abolition
ists of the North would give them, free
dom to starve. They will give them
wherewith to make that freedom valuable
and useful. The Southern people are the
best friend of the colored race, they
know their wants aud weaknesses better
than the Abolitionists do, and they are
fully as magnanimous and alive to act of
kindness as the people of the North.
They know full well that neither they nor
tbpoor colored mw is to blame for the
state of affairs in the country. The Eng-
lish and the Northern people placed that
institution among them, and they could , tie English colleges, recently made a
not very easily get rid of it without a sac- j v;s;t to t,-lg coutry. longing to the
rifice of their property, and a tearing ; Exelcr iaH S(.ilooi 0f Jifteiul0 philanthro
down of w h it has leen built up for years. ; j,;stSj j,e mct a rort.A reCeption at
At anv rate thev are determined not to do th l.r.n.l-iof the
anything to please their would be North- j
em masters. They may abolish slavery ;
or thev may nor. one one iiung is certain,
that into the Union they never will come
under the present dynasty. If they are
comjelkd to choose a master, the Yankee
is not the man they would choose, of all
other governments on the face of the earth,
we firmly believe that they think they
would fare worse under a Yankee dy
They will, therefore, fight it out on j
their own line, as long as they can, and
when it comes to the worst, their masters
are ready to protect them, and they will
be willing to adopt any alternative sooner
than trust themselves ia the hands of Ab
olitionists. From the very first outbreak England and
France considered this Union as dissolved
As an evidence of this, let us look at the
indecent haste of these two powers in
formally announcing to Mr. Seward that
they regarded them as a belligerent power
in 1SGI. This they would not have done
at that time, if they had not considered
the Union irrevocably dissolved. They
had not' much objection to see a vast
slaughter on both sides, but to see the
Lnion cemented together in its origin:
strength they had seiious objections. Had
we statesmen instead of pettifoggers an 1
politicians at the head of the government
during this time, these things would not
have occurred. We wanted statesmen
instead of Abolitionists at the head of af
fairs at the time of the commencement
of the war. We wanted them at the
time of the Crittenden compromise, and at
the time of the peace convention, and we
want them now. We had them not,
neither then nor now, if we hail them at
that time we would have had no war, if
we had them after hostilities commenced,
they could have easily adjusted matters.
We must take things as we have aud look
the matter square in the face as it presents
itself to our view. Whenever Mr. Seward
came into conta -t with any other govern
ment, ho let our country be abused and
humiliated. The statesmen of Europe
are got thoroughly acquainted with him.
miiJ ur f''";"K -' him nt .in m.-h-i
would play with a fi.-h that has swallowed
the bait They will draw him on shore
whenever it suits their own convenience.
The "Monroe doctrine" was one of the
things that our government disposed of
very cavalierly. Maximilian is now as
firmly seated on his throne as anv mon
arch of Europe, Asia, or America, and I
has more powers to back him up, even
the Emperor of Hussia has written a very
friendly letter to him acknowledging his
empire. Every dibit of the party in
power, wa3 directed to humiliate and sub
jugate the South. They used all their
energy to cultivate a lasting and intense
hatred in the minds and hearts of the
Northern j-eople against the South and her
institution of slavery, (the Abolition party
have been at that for twenty years,) and
they have succeeded to admiration. Then
... r .. .
...v ..w K.jieiimt'iu.H on me lace ot the
earth have a more cordial hatred to each
,.,h.-n i.i. .i.... , . . ... .-.
nor the Poles the Kussians, nor the Hun
garians the Austrians, with a deeper in
tensity than the people of the South do
the Yankees. 1 here can be no Union
except as conquered provinces, with these
States, the sooner we know it the better.
It is said that there are negotiations going
on now by Mr. Hlair, at Richmond, for
peace, but we don't believe that sh.nldy
is sufficiently saturated with blood and
Greenbacks to otter any terms to the
South that could be accepted by them as
un honorable people. Events are thick
ening very fa9t ,,pon us, but still the war
and conscription goes on.
I5kiigk ovE,t TeOmo It is stated
that the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad
Company will commence the buildin- of
their bridge across the Ohio river at Bdl
air early in the spring. It is estimated
that it will require twenty-five hundred
men for three years and a half to complete
the job. The bridge, it is stated, will
pass over the town, and land on the hill
in the rear of the city. The streets are
to be arched with heavy cut masonry.
O- See the advertisement of Catharine
Otterson, fyr th rq c
the Summit 1 7 ai
Butler and Cromwell.
Goldwin Smith, a professor in one of
feasted, fawned on and Haltered, to the
tOD 0f j,-,s j,,,, bv ..... r ,,vai i-ue as-
a ' - j r
sociations of New York, Philadelphia and
elsewhere- lie Kssesses all the charac
teiistics of an English AIolitioiiist and in
stead of attending to his legitimate busi
ness, as all well bred travelers do, he
labored under the impression that his mis
sion across the Atlantic, was to preach a
crusade against the institution of domestic
slavery. The otlicious intermeddling on
the part of E j,,,, fjmat only with
the domestic fcfFairs of this country, but
even with its legislation, has become an
insutferable nuisance. Nor is this assum
ed self-righteousness and pretended affec
tation for the liberty of the negro, confined
alone to the men of England. We have
no doubt, that if that paragon of female
godliness, the Duchess of Sutherland,
should visit our shores, she would at once
lit.i liL.ri.ilf ... t I . . !
-.... n.iovii, iii.uuik iu- vuoiiiion stump
?; .... i ., , ,.
uin.uuin: viu'ijciiu- in lavor oi ian-
coin, liberty and negro equality. Dming
his sojourn in tin-, the'1 fret st country on
earth."' Professor Smith wrote a letter to
a London newspaper, which has leen re
published on this side of the water.
Amongst other things, he describes a visit
which he made to the army of the .latin s,
and in speaking of Gen. Henjatnin F.
Hutler, and besmearing him with the most
fuhtome adulation, pronounces him to be
the Oliver Cromwell of the army of the
North. We regard this comparison made
by Professor Smith between Cromwell
and II enry ard Iieecher's favorite can
didate for the next Presidency, as a very
doubtful compliment to the latter. Crom
well possessed certain traits of character
which hae been strikingly paralleled in the
public career of our Massachusetts Gene
ral. The throes of the English Involu
tion of HMO, did not cast upon the dis
turbed surface of society, a more consum
mate demagogue or canting hypocrite than
O .iver Cromwell, and in this respect Hut
ler is his perfect counterpart Cromwell
was cruel an I iudictive, as ia well es
tablished by his wholesale confiscation of
estates in Ireland, as well as by his re
morseless persecution of those of her sons,
who, wliti courageous but mistaken zeal,
clung to the fallen fortunes of the House
of Stuart, and therein he was the proto
type of Hutler, w ho, on a small scale, has
faithfully imitated his example, both in
J Louisiana and Virginia. Cromwell was
greedy, and rapacious and kept an eye to
the main chance. Hutler walked steadilv
in his footsteps, and his ProUrtorate in
New Orleans and Norfolk Iwars full and
ample testimony of how well the task
j was performed. Cromwell cloaked his
iniquities under the specious garb of reli
gious zeal ani love fr the people. Pul
ler's mantle, with which to cover up his
relentless persecution of defenceless women
and his systematic plundering of private
citizens, has been a hypocritical assertion
of intense patriotism, which has been well
said by Dr. Johnson, is the last refuge of
! " iiere me nara lei stons.
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I f WM V'MwP V"""
! niort- "'an an ordin ary share of military
gtmus. II.. fought and won ban !.. It,,..
Ier has been the most stupendous fMh.r..
of the war. If he ever took a fortifica
tion or any work that bore a warlike ap
pearance, the history of this rebellion,
when it comes to be impartially written,
will fail to'give any account of it. From
the fatal field of Big I-tl.el down to his
late Jltxo at Wilmington, there ia not a
single green spot to relieve the desert waste
of his bungling military ojurations. If
any General in the army, of Democratic
proclivities, had met with the same con
tinuous reverses that have at last over
whelme I Butler, he would have been sum
marily dismissed the service long ago.
But time at last sets all things even and
President Lincoln, having complacently
borne with this Bomlnistcs Furiosi, until
patience ceased to be a virtue, has re
moved him from his command in' the
army of the James and ordered him to
report at Lowell, Massachusetts, the place
of his residence. A fierce howl of indig
nation against the President for this well
timed act, has gone up from the radical
camp of New England: there is weepin
and wailing and gnashing of teeth among
the members of the Loyal League ! The
advocate, of free love are indignant and
Lucretia Wot!, Abby KelJy, and Mrs.
Folsora are disconsolate at their Iobs and
will not be comforted. Parker 1'illsbury,
Passmore Williamson, Garrison and Chee
ver mourn over the sudden decapitation
of their model General : the African le
gions talk of mutiny at the loss of their
Ilann.lal and Il. nry Ward IJeecher threat
ens to commit Karri larri, in true Japa
nese style, for " Lie deep damnation of his
Fareweii the plumed troop and the big vars
That mke ambition rntue ! O, farewtH!
Farewell the neighing tteed, and the shrill
The spirit nurring drum, the ear piercing
The royal banner ! and all quality.
Pride, p'.inp and circumstance of glorious
And O! ye mortal engines, whose rude
The immortal Jove' twead clamors counter
Farewell Othello's occupation's gone.
The only thing that can rescue liutler's
name from oblivion, is the completion
and successful use of his Dutch Gap canal
below Uichmond. That may yet become
one of the wonders of the age and may
be to him, a monument more solid than
silver and nioe enduring than brass.
When not a stone shall be left, to mark
,,,. ... ,
I"" - "ere juctmionti once stood,
some wenrv tru, .n. 4V,. .n - ,i:o..
may stand on the deserted banks of
the James and look ujuin Hurler's " but
ditch " with feelings of the most profound
awe and veneration. In his peaceful
banishment to Lowell, we commend the
hero of Big Itethel and Wilmington, to a
careful study of the interesting and enli
vening pages of " Zimmerman on Soli
tude." J u mbrla"V"V I c t I ni ' s .
Me. 1 .
War is a dreadful calamity to any na
tion ! No matter how holy the cause in
which it is waged : no matter how much
the genial influence of a refined chris
tianity softens its rigors, still it is a dread
ful scourge to any people.
The present internecine conflict could
not be without its atrocities and they
have been numerous and of the most ap-
pnlling character. It is the duty of the
citizen to support the government, but it is
no less the duty of the government to
protect the citizen !
Cambria County ha- given some 2,0OQ
of her sons to aid in " crushing the re
bellion," about one half ot whom have
sealed their patriotism with their bloo 1 ;
or remain disabled monuments of the
strife in which they have been en"aed.
Has the Government jootccted the citi
zens i.f Cambria County ? We think
not! On the contrary she has treated the
citizens of Cambria as outlaws, and de
prived them of every Constitutional and
I-gal right. This may seem strong Ian
gunge, but it is too true.
It may be said the Government don't
know these wrongs it is her business to
know them ; and she must be held re-spon.-iMe
for the acts of her agents. She
ha done acts here through her creatures
that would disgrace barbarians.
And in advance, wc acq lit all true
Cambrians of blame the Administra
tion don't make provost marshals of her
legitimate citizens; but commits her
jowers to those whom chance has brought
within our borders; and who, as the
the scum of the County, have arisen to
he surface during the present agitation.
But enough of those who live by our mis
fortunes, our care is now with the dead !
KtVAi:i Bluk, a native of Cambria
County, died at Fort Mifilm on the 24 th
day of December, 1864, Christmas eve,
aged 72 yeais. Old age and exposure
were the causes of his death. Ho had
lwen imprisoned at the Fort for upwards
of two months. ft is said that the Con.
solan ,s of r''V.on were denied him in
his last moments. Mr. Burii leaves an
aged widow, four sons, two of whom are
in the army uf the an,
two daughters. The f.UHlly reeiJe in
Washington Township in this County.
Edward Uurk died im,(,,t r u,,u
fense a.ja,nst Vie Ws , tn,. We
vy, neuwu moctnt, because the law
declares every ,;tn ilmocvnt untU he
proven guilty. Mr. Burk never knew
what was charged against him. Some
secret influence of the Government per
haps, some personal or p,,itu.al enemy of
the deceased, had made some secret
charge; and that was enough-the poor
old ma,. inoffensive a8 he was became
the inmate of a prin, where want of
nourishment and care, aided the course of
nature, in closing his days.
It was not enough to protect this gov
cropent agamet audi d.ous men M
Mr. Burk, whose obscurity, if nothing
else, might have saved his pray hairs from
wrong, that she has laws to punish every
man offending in any manner whatever:
it was not enough that she has regular
courts in session in Pennsylvania ready at
all limes to try every offence, with an
Abolition mirshal; it was not enough
that all the machinery of the law was at
the command of the Administration ;
this was all not enough but poor Burk
had to )?j)ut to dut!i without the sen
tence of law, without even adopting it
V hat did Abolitionism care for his
guilt or innocence ? What regard has
fanaticism for the waiiings of his aged
relh t, or the sobs ot his unhappy, though
innocent children? Nay! .What cares
the Oid Vulgar Jester himself that he
has caused the death of a fellow citizen ?
Oil ! how much the Kcpub'ic gains by
such manly conduct as this! How free
and full the "loyal" pule beats that the
voice of a Democrat has ben stilled in
death! How much the aged matron will
revere that country which takes the
life of her husband without a trial.
How much additional fire and patriotism
will nerve the arms of his gallant sons
as they stand in the seined ranks of the
Union army, when they hear the news of
their fathers murder. Oh ! what a proud
achievement for a irreat country !
The deceased is a relative of James
Burk the Provost Marshal of this County;
who no doubt will feel hi lo8 verv
" May he rest in peace." Though the
mortal remains that should have found
decent interment at his own village church,
are bullied away in unconsecrated
ground, he w ill be held in remembrance
as a martyr to the times ; while the ptKr
creatures who are now living by the im
prisonment and death of their neighbors,
shall hereafter be object
F' r the time of ncurn
To point hib f.L.w, iiiimuving finger at.
Tlie Xt-v Queen.
Forney in the Washington Chronkk
says that " at the reception in the White
House on New Years day, the manners
and appearance of Mrs Lincoln were
Queen-like." We may exclaim alas 1 for
the depravity of human nature, when a
man of tlie intelligence and acute obser
vation of Fornev would so far forvt
himself and his reader as to put such
i bilsonie stud" as that into a paper that he
would expect to be called resjiectable. It
is always the sacra 'nuns uun with him,
and he omiis no opportunity to make it
pay. H.td he said that Mrs. Lincoln
looked like the queen ot spades, and that
Mr. Lincoln looked a gotd deal like the
knave of the same suit, he would be nearer
the mark, and people would give him
credit for sincerity. But here he is dull
ing up sweets for the vanity of these crea
tures, for the sole purpose of making
money at the expense of his own self-ie-sject.
Poor Hoffman, if we recollect right,
said in some of his writings, tlitt on the
tenth of June, at twenty minutes p.it two
o clock, P. M., he became an ass, and
remained so ever since. So Forney might
write that on the fourth day of .March
lbGl, at 12 o'clock P. M., he became a
dog and remained so ever since. He is one
of the most obsequious dogs that ever smelt
ed a j).st or gnawed a bone. He is always
on hand ready to do the fa wring and
giowling, and instead of wailing till his
master whilles on him, he anticipates all
his desires. He is like Burn's gerteel
His bawsened face, and bra brass collar.
Shew him to be, the gentleman and scholar.
A Bio Tiiixo in On- The Oil City
ftymtcr notices a report that $4,000,000
has been offered aud refused for the Smith
farm, which is located j.i.-t almve the Heed
and Ctisn-ell well, and adjoins the lands
of the Cherry Bun Petroleum Company.
It embraces fifty acres and was Ix.ught a
little over a year ago for 3.500. "xiie
owners could not see it. The sum U-in-too
small. The fann u .,(,s he MWne
royalty of fiTwvn hundred dollars a dav ;
consequently they are not in needv cir
cumstances by ny m:imier or mean.
The well ailuded to above sol ', a short
tim.! since, for $o ,0 0. Two years
ago the property was offered at $1500,
without being able to secure a purchaser.
People whi have not c-tpital enough to
start an oil well, and wish to sjieculaie.
will do well to call on E. J. Mills & Co.'s
cheap cah tore. Just received a new
lot of boota and shoes.
Wilmobe, Jan. 9th ISP
Friend Hasson : Having a fcw ;
jure moments to spare, I thought a
from our thriving village would not U
uninteresting to the readers of the
Tttl. The H olidays passed off v
pleasantly here ; the sleighing
celleiit and the young folks regariJk-
coming drafts, enjoyed themsTlve.. l!na
zingly. It is an old Ki ing tf.at 'a,
ents will happen in the 1 ?t of family
so als.j will accidents I.. ipi!i ;..
parties. Two ol our "young b!.
determined that they wiJ tj,f:
"gals" a sleigh -ide, but .Qe cvi
posed persrn thought to frunnue iu,r
good intention., an 1 acordirly
obstructions in the road which rtit (it
of the "young bloods" and his ladr-k-
into a huge snow drift ; both w er fi
hurt by the upset; it is said Hi'' ttt
hoops of the lady saved the gwAtaa
from further injury
Old Abe's call for "Three burArf
thousand more " has not been heard b
this neighlnirhood yet : some of
knowing ones assert that he has r.t
called loud enough to waken un the 1.
spirits of those perrons w ho are betvia
tneag'Bot twenty and torty-five. Ser.
eral of the soldiers that have been
tioned here for the past four months h-.
taken their departure for other rj.-..
thus leaving us with but fifteen meti b
protect the differnt forts surrounding or
town, but I suppose their service! !
needed elsewhere. Our Abolition nripb
bors cannot agree in the selection oi
Postmaster; two of our most lova! c;;
zTis are candidates for this lucrative
sit ion. Like two dogs after a bone thi
the strongest cenerallv comes out '-.e:
rious ; i: would be a good joke if yz-t
"cursed copi head " woud mine ia -
secure the priz As I have n..:);--
more of importance to write, I will cj
:or the present.
The Committee from the Legislature j
try to prt the quota of Pennsylvania rt-
duced, among whom was Mr. Peishir,;,
have returned. They report that
quota will lie reduced. A ?jKcial Ij IJ
U.d,ttin says : " All the credits of.lf-
ent States will be added to the total ran-
!er of men wanted and then dividd pr.
portionately." This seems to be a cv.-j
way of lessening the quota, for the e.s
credits there are the greater will i ;::
number called. "This arrangeiik-:.;,
eontitiiies the same p:.er, "will give l
greater number of men to the gever:
in. tit." There is no doubt of that. I
it i- evident, that under such un "nrnir-re-
in- iit " credits are not the best tiling t
have. Says that paper also: "In :L
la-t assignment a'! naval enlistment
credited fwr one year. But nvw iiit
enlisted for an unsettled term will be cor.-.-idered
lor three years. It wasalo staled
that deserters after being mustered, -
still be credited."
'I he War.
I here is no recent war news. Geri
Hood in his battle with General 'Ihcn
lost about s.veti thousand men in kil
wounded, and captured. He cajitii"
before Na.-hviile Seventeen hundred r-i-
ral prisoners. There is nothing extra.."
ili.-iarv doing at the Potomac. Nor i. t-'-'
much definite heard from Sherman.
Mr. Biair and General Singleton -
their jK'ace mission to Uichmond, were
last .Monday received by the re VI picke::
and escorted to the Spottswood Ilo'ise
Si.i;iiix. So far this winter 1
been very fine, anf the people seem to u
it to its full capacity, the streets are hilt
with all slipping m.iehinuy. It i r"
an uncommon thing to see forty cr &'
sleds one immediately after the otLe'
laden with lumber, j-taves coal and oifr-
articles of export, wending their wav
the dejHt. They don't exort coul fr1-"
here. Although this county is one of
greatest coal regior.s in the State, ' :'
heve there are few p.lacvs in the L'nivi '
where t!i .y use .coal as fuel, that :
dearer. They are asking twenty ccr.'s
bushel and bad measure at that.
CiT The tide of travel to the oi- :
gions of Pennsylvania is swelling a '
time. The cars going in that
are crowded to their utm st capaeitv.
at Titusville the hotel aj-conmi"!'1
although largely increased retv nth'. -still
A widow of forty-one vea
just had her broken heart healed
verdict of two thousand dollars fro''; '
unfaithful lover of 80, in Wavne c
The champion pedestrian ; 1 "
gland lately walked four miles in t;
nine, minutes aud one seconJ, the
time on record.
'Edward Everett died ya U S.'JB'