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€{>e Centre Democrat.
MAY 2,1861.
Wo HSW to the Line, let the Chips fall
where they may.
To our Friends.
There beirg but two of us left in the office
-we iftue but a half bheet this week. We
hate a desire to furnish our readers with the
sews, promptly; but unless they aid us in our
efforts we cannot do so. The Senior Editor,
J. S. Brisbin, is in the army, as is also one
of our apprentices, Mr. Burkert. Not being
able to keep our journeyman, Mr. Barger,
an account of the tightness of the times, wo
were obliged to send bim home. This leayes
the Junior end one apprentice to perform all
the labor. What we wish to sny is this, we
must have some money, and if cur subscri
bers will send us thai money with which to
asest our engagements and supply ourwants,
vie v\ ll make arrangements by which we can
furbish them with the news. If they do not
send us money, wheat, wood, and produce
then we must suspend publication, shut up
lbs • fiice and go out through the county to
eelicet. We must get money either one way
or the other, and we must have it it imms
dktely. If enough is sent us to get along
with, we will publish a paper next week, if
not, we will not publish.
An Army of Mechanics.
It is not the only function of a soldier to
fight. The musket and bayonet are but two
of the weapons in bis armory. The spade
and mattock are as appropriate as these in
his outfit and the success of large military
enterprises may depend more upon his read
iness to use, and bis txpertness in handling
tbern, than upon even his dash or bis disci
pline in tbe actual conflict. He must be
ready for sudden emergency; deprivatiea
must not surprise him. At the camp fire, in
the intrenchment, in the beleagured fort, on
the foraging party, with roads cut off or torn
up and transports destroyed, with supplies
short and clothes worn and ragged, he must
be prepared by hie training to cook, to dig,
tw sew, to wash, to mend, to hammer the an
jii and drive the spike.
A brief sentence in some of our late dis
patches from the seat of war giv.es a hint of
the useful warlike accomplishments of the
Massachusetts militury. lhere were black
smiths among them, and tbe fact baffled the
traitorous scheme of the Maryland secession
iits, who bad thought, by destruction of tbe
railroad track, to impede their march to the
metropolis. The trained skill'of our hardy
New England mechanics was more than a
match for the strategy of the pistol firing
ruffians who beset them. Their comrades
were ready in the streets of Baltimore with
the musket, when their officers ordered, and
these were eqally ready on the roads of An
napolis with the sledge-hammer when their
further progress required it. The fact, with
what it suggests, indicates a kind of efficien
cy in northern troops whieh is likely to be of
inestimable value. Tbe regiments, which
ike eastern and the middle states are send
ing to the battle field are, within themselves,
eemmunites full of individual resource and
inexbaustable adaptability to circumstances.
Give tbeea leather and tbey will shoe the
army ; give them needles and they will clothe
it; give them tools and they will arm it;
give them Bpades and they will dig impreg
nable intrenebments about it; break down
the bridges over navigable streams, and
their sinewy arms will propel extemporane
ous rafts by the oar, or handle the sail and
stesr the helm till they reach the desired
point; give them standing room on the field
cf contest and their firm nerves and quick
ness of glance makes every bullet futal. Tbe
southern troops have no such qualities. They
are helpless most of them, as children 4 they
are without mechanical skill; without con
trol of their whims, their passions or their
appetites ; without the habit of self-indepen
dence. Of eight hundred soldiers who went
te the Mexican war in the Palmetto*regiment
and nine hundred who went in tbe Georgia
regiment, only about one hundred and eighty
returned alive; and army surgeons say that
fewer died in battle than were worn out by
self-indulgence or by self-neglect. The black
republic of the South must get our men, as
well as our arms and oar money, if they want
-to succeed in -this war.
Fort McHenry.
The Commander of Fort Mollsnry is like
ly te hold bis position. Iu his first contact
with the rebels they are worsted. Observing
that batteries were being erected by the BaU
(imoriane in a position attacking the Fort,
ho sent a shot whistling through the air
above the shovels and guns of the traitors
Presently a deputation of insulted, indig
nant, and offended Baltimoreans arrived at
ths fort and demanded, to know what he
.meant by firing at or near them.
TLe commander replied somewhat as fol
lows :
Gentlemen, I haven't read history for
nothing. I remember reading of a Fort
Sumter, where BD attaeking party of traitors
were suffered to begin and continue the erec
tion of batteries all about it. fine day they
opened fire, and the next the people in the
fort were smoked out and bad to surrender.
Now, Gentlemen, I won't submit to any
BH eh nonsense here.
ANMIYIEBART. —The attack upon and mur
der of the Boston soldiers in Baltimore, oa
cerred on the anniversary of the Battle of
Lexington, which took place on the 19th of
April 1775. The event roused the who e of
New England to ajtion. The indignation
felt in Boston and throughout the State of
massaehussets at the murders in Baltimore,
is not a whit less thro the events ol the same
• day, ei,ghty-six years ago. Boston would
like to take a contract to keep the route
itbrough or over Baltimore open, for the pas
sage ot troops. Give the matter into ber
bands and it will be done in a week from
tbie date.
Our National Troubles.
Little Delaware for the Union.
From Camp Cnrtln.
—The streets, which had just settled into
quiet, were enlivened again at 2 o'clock this
moiniug, by a special train from the West,
bringing down the gallant malitia of Pitts
burg and vicinity. They are mostly already
well unilorinri and equipped, and ready and
anxious to step right iuto the field. The reg
iment had already beeu organized at home,
| but came down to have tbeir regiment ac-
I cep'ed and mustered as a whole. Seven com
; panies were quartered in the Capitol, and
three in the Lutheran Church. Despatching
business promptly, they are already prepar
ing to take a special train to Y r ork, and will
go into camp there to-night.
! Echoes of queer stories come back here
i Irom Philadelphia. Be assured that there,
has been no wilful poisoning in the camp,
and consequently nobody has been hung by
Judge Lynch. Irregularities, and impru
dent use of cold water when heated, have
produced sickness, and the causa being
searched for, has finally been called poison.
But these stories are incorrect. It is true
that a soldier died yesterday of palsy, and
not frem poisoned pie or lemonade. His
Dame was Geo. Shearer, of the Washington
Light Infan ry, of Schuylkill county. Ha
was buried this afternoon, by a guard et
twelve men, who followed his body to the
cerneteiy, and fired three volleys over the
Left—left—left. " Wherever you go this
sound greets your ears. But for that matter,
where in the United States would it not, at
this crisis in our history?
Gov. Curtin is extremely busy, and is in
accessible, except to those who have impor
tant business with bim. In these times pa
triots and statesmen have to deal with the
stern realties, rather than with the ameni
ties of life.
There is a disposition here, if Maryland
continues to shut off ths railroads, to aid her
in the work by stopping the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad. If they kill our dog, It is
only fair that their eat should suffer a simi
lar fate.
NEW YORK, April 25 —We learn from a
gentleman who has just returned from Wash
ington, the particulars of the interview, last
Monday, between tbe President and the Bal
timore Conference. He thus reports the pre
cise nature of Mr. Lincoln's expressions on
that occasion.
The Committee presented themselves be
fore the President and entered upon their
.After some preliminary remarks, Mr. Lin
ooln said: "Gentlemen you have come here
to ask peace on any terms, such a desire, on
such terms, is not like the oourse of Wash
ington or Jackson, They {the rebels), at
tacked Fort Sumter, You attack troops sent
to the Federal Government for the protection
of tbe same and for the defence of the lives
and property of the inhabitants cf this city.
My intention never was to attack Maryland,
but to have those troops, as I said before, for
tbe protection of Washington.
•' Now gentlemen, go home and tell your
people that if tbey will Dot attack us, we will
not attack tbern. But if they-do attack us.
we will retnrn it, and that severely. Those
troops must coma to Washington, and that
through Maryland ; they can neither go un
der it, nor can they fly over it, and THEY
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24.—The Nash
ville, Tenn., papers of yesterday contained a
speech of Hon. John Bell, advocating a strong
military league between all the southern
states against the common invading foe.
PHILADELPHIA, April 25.— The Baltimore
Sun says that ths special election in Balti
more was a mare form, as there was no op
position to the " southern states rights''
ticket. Only abont eighty five hundred votes
were cast, and they all on one side.
WASHINGTON, Apiil 25. The city is quiet,
and a feeling of greater confidence begins to
prevail etnoDg all classes.
There are now 15,C00 fully armed and dis*
ciplined troops in the city, a force sufficient
to bold the Capital against any numbers
which the secessionists can possibly concen
trate at this point.
The Government is supplying the people
with flour at §7 per bbb, while it is selling
at Baltimore at the rats ol sl2 perbbl. The
Government has a stock of 30,000 barrels on
hand, which they dispose of at tbe price
named and only by a single barrel to fami
lies, in order te keep down speculation.
The Capital building has been converted
inti one vast store-house, where provisions,
arms and ammunition are stored.
Bsiore the city was perfectly safe, it was
the intention of the Government to have
blown up the Capitol and all the public buil
dings. rather than have permitted them to
fall into tbe hands of the Secessionists. —
This alternative is now entirely unnecessary,
owing to tbe perfeot safety of the city.
The marines at the Washington Navy
Yard, whose term of service had lately ex
pired, are re-enlisting with ths patriotio de
claration that this is no time to abandon the
The Ringgold Artillery of Reading, Pa.,
were detailed for duty yesterday, and pro
ceeded down the Potomac to the vaeinity of
Alexandria, where they destroyed several
batteries. This gallant corps is winning gold
en opinions among the people and army of
ficers gathered in this city.
The War Department has resolved only to
make promotions from the ranks of the vol
unteers to fill vacancies in the Army. Gen.
Cameron came to this conclusion, after re
viewing the troops that have lately entored
Washington, and beholding among (hem so
jnuch ardor, youth and patriotism.
Jefferson Davis has resigned the Presiden
cy for the time to the Vice President, tor the I
purpose of co-operating with the army of
rebels, lie is reported to be very jealous of
The destruction of property at Norfolk, in
cluding the ship Pennsylvania, amounts to ;
over twenty-seven millions.
Communication is now open between Nor- j
folk and Washington. The Potomac is j
cruised by several U. S. vessels, which keep
a strict surveillance of the shore, and a most j
vigilant watch over all suspicious craft pass
ing up or down that river.
The enthusiasm here among the troops is
unbeunded. They are all fired with a zeal
to defend the capitol, to puDish the traitors
and vindictate our nationality. The Penn
sylvania troops are in excellent health and
spirits. They attract great attention, as do
the troops from New York and Massachu
IIARRISBURO, April 26.— 1t is reported that
an attack was made by Marylanders, .on
! Hanover village, York County, on Tuesday
last, occasioned by a great stampede of DO
groes. Trustworthy accounts say that whole
| families are crossing into Adams, York and
| Franklin Counties in this state. A report
places the total loss of slaves by Maryland
since the troubles began at five hundred.—
Great fears are entertained in the border
counties of Maryland of the departure of the
entire slave population.
PHILADELPHIA, April 26 A large schoon
er, towed by a tug, was brought to yesterday
by a shot from Fortress Monroe, which pass
ed through the tug. The cargo was seized.
It consisted of military stores for Virginia,
and a full light artillery battery. The eap
tain of the sohtjoner was sypposed to be the
commander of one of the revenue cutters sur
rendered to the rebels some time since. He
| was to be tried by court martial (he next
WILMINGTON, Del., April 26. —Governor
Burton has issued a proclamation catling out
troops to defend the Union.
CHICAGO, April 26. —The Illinois troops
have struck a great blow at the secessionists
of Missouri.
Under orders of the President an xpedition
ef Illinois volunteers crossed over to St. Louis
last Dight, advanced upon the federal arse
nal at St. Louis, and brought away immense
stores of artillery, ammunition and small
arms, which had been stored at that post by
the government.
The amount of federal property thus re
covered from the hands of the eecessionists
of Missouri is of great value. Among the
articles recovered were twenty-one thousand
stand of small arms, and a park of artillery.
There was no fighting.
The Illinois boys declare, in true western
style, that the " secessionists are euchred."
HARRISBURG, April 28,—The Governor's
message to the Legislature will recoraend
the passage of a stay law. The declaratory
part will say Pennsylvania will open the
route leading from the North to Washington
as essential to trade and transit, whether
Maryland stays in or out of the Union ; no
hostile sail will he permitted to lie between
the national capital and tbe states loyal to
the Union. Rebellion must be crushed, and
tbe cation restored to its entirety, and tbe
national property, seized and possessed by
the rebels, retaken at every expense of
treasure and blood, lie will reeommend the
appropriation of not less than $2,000,000,
and perhaps $5,000,000.
Th,ere was a requisition of the general gov
ernment to-day, though the hands of GOD,
Patterson, for twenty-one mire regiments,
twenty of infantry and one cavalry, and this
makes the total of Pennsylvania thirty-eight
regiments—a total of 29, 500 men. Applica
tions for filling all this contingent arc already
filed in the Adjutant-General's office, save
four regiments, which leaves a chance for
The Governor will also recommend in his
message the requiring of 10,000 men to be
brought out, encamped, drilled and armed
beyond tbe present requisition of the gener
al government, in order to form a reserve, to
•be marched anywhere required, to fill up the
losses occasioned by battle or diseases.—
Thus, Pennsylvania will have 40,000 alto
gether in tbe field.
A.speciul train left here last night for
Chambersburg, loaded with ammunition, and
a iso one for York ; carrying blankets, ai ms,
and tents.
Special messengers are on tbei- way for
Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois with dispatches.
Tie War enthusiasm continues as great as
Clearfield county, containing 4,000 voters,
has four hundred troops ready, and offers a
whole regiment.
There is general rejoiceing because of the
new requisition issued by the Governor, and
rejected volunteers are excessively glad.
A heavy rain to-day made Camp Curtin
very disagreeable but the scldisrs b9ar it
The news from Chambersburg to-day, re
port the camp in fine condition, and General
Williams, commatiding, has reduced the sol
diers to the strictest discipline.
Commissary-General Irwin goes to Pitts
burg to-night to a military cauip, Troops
are to be collected there to protect the fron
tier of the southwestern counties if necessa
ry; also to protect the Union men of the
northwestern counties of Virginia.
One thousand regulars from Carlisle bar
racks, and six hundred horses already pur
chased, to mount cavalry, formerly of Texas,
will move daring the week. The Fourteenth
Regiment will be organized to-morrow. Five
regiments at camp Curtin are ready to move
at a moments notice. The Governor of Ohio,
is moviag two regimerts on Wheeling, one
on Parkers'ourg, and one on Guyandotte and
Point Pleasant, to protect the Union men of
Western Virginia.
A number of members of the Legislature
are here ready for the session opening on
PEKRYVILLE, April 28.— 0n Friday after
noon the Kansas company called in a body
at the White llous6 to take leave of the Pres
ident. Colonel Vaughn, of Leavenworth, de
livered a short speech, the burden of which
was that the loyal people of the North ex
pected the government to crush out the
southern rebellion at all hazards.
The President, in his reply said; "The
last hope of peace may not have passed
away. But if 1 have to choose between the
maintenance of the union of these states, and
of the /ibertys of this nation on the one
hand, and the shedding of fraternal blond on
the other, you need not be at a loss which
course I shall take,"
WASHINGTON, April 29 The Government
to-day, formally decided to receive 40,000 of
the 75,000 volunteers recently called by pro
clamation for the tarns of three years ; 25,000
for five years, and 18,000 sailors for the same
Orders to carry this measure into effect
will be at once issued.
An armory, in place of that at Harper's
I Ferry, is to be established at Reck Island,
WASHINGTON, April 29. —The military or- j
der of to-dny is not altogether correctly sta
ted in tbe firist despaich.
T' e troops called out by the order all ad.,
ditional to the 75,000 already required, so
that the whole number called for by the
Government are volunteers.
In addition to these 7-5.000 volunteers, who
are for tbre months, 40.000 regulars are call
ed for three years' service, 25,000 for five
years' service and 18,000 seamen for the
same term, making a total of 158,000 troops.
Even this number falls short of the real
number, as several States send double the
number of regiments asked for.
A large ijumber of additional volunteers
arrived from Anoapolis yesterday and to
BALTIMORE, April 29. -A grand spontane
ous Union meeting was held to-night in
East Baltimore. Fifteen hundred to two
j thousand persons were present*
Great enthusiasm was manifested the
strongest kind of straight-out Union resolu-
I tione were adrpted and the national banner
unfurled, anrd the acclamations of the mass.
Regular daily communication with Phil
adelphia is now reestablished.
BALTIMORE, April 20 —Secession may be
considered as defunct in this city. The Union
sentiment is again triumphant, and but few
men are willing to announce themselves to
day as secessionists. One week's exper.enee
of the deadly contagion has overwhelmed tbe
conspirators, and the Union feeling is now
l stronger and deeper than ever. The day of
reckoning lias come, and those who last week
sustained by the police disgraced our city,
i almost shrink from public gaze. The re
action has been overwhelming in all parts of
the State, and we are prepared to meet tbe
issue at the balloi-box. Sad as were the do
ings of the past ten days, they have forever
settled the question of secession in Maryland.
On Wednesday, our Custom House, which
has been the den in which much of this trea
son has been hatched, will be cleared of its
traitors, and the new appointees will take
their places. The United States flag will bo
immediately hoisted, over the Custom House,
and responded to throughout the city, des
pite the prohibition of oor dictators. The
boys are selling miniture Union flags in the
streets, and the Seeession flag has disappear
ed, it being now regarded as the emblem of
our terrible wrongs.
Major Anderson.
Major Anderson's vindications is satisfac
tory and complete, and his surrender of Fort
Sumter was tho result of a necessity which
no other o< urse would have justified. His
brother officers express the highest respect
tor kis gallantry as a soldier and his loyalty
as a man. In faot bis whole command join
in the testimony that his defence of the fort
was one of the bravest and daring military
exploits, under all the circumstances, in the
history of tha American army. In the midst
of treason in the army, we rejoice to learn of
this action on tha part of Major Anderson,
because, the reputation he had earned was
to great to be recklessly 3aorificed to fear or
Pay of Officers and Soldiers.
We find in a Reading paper the following
statement of tho pay received by the U. S.
army and by the malitia when called into its
service—per month :
Colonel, £218.00
Lieutenant Colonel, 194,00
Major, 175.00
Captain, 118,50
First Lieutenant, 103.50
Brevet Second Lieutenant, 103,50
First or Orderly Sergeant, 29.00
Other Sergeants,, 27.00
Corporals, 22.00
Privates, 20 00
Musicians, 21,00
The Curtin Guards.
The following notice
of the Curtin Guards we find in the Harris
burg Telegraph, of last Saturday.
" We do not desire to draw invidious com
parisons of the many brave and gallant men
who have so promptly responded to their
country's call, yet we feel that the Curtin
Guards, Captain John 11. Stover, deserve, at
least, a passing notice at our hands. The
formation of this company was effected un
der peculiar circumstances, Captain Stover,
who is editor of the Beliefocte Ptess and the
present District Attorney for Centre County,
arose from a severe illness, and marched to
Harrisburg, as a private in the Bellefonte
Fenc;bles, but was subsequently rejected on
acoount of unsufficieat health, and declared
totally incapacitated for duty. Notwitb
statding, he announced his determination to
follow closo in thoir wake ; and although
they now marohed without him, he would
meet them where the battle raged the fiercest
and th 6 foes fell the fastest. ' lie has en
deavored to keep bis word, and, we doubt
not, will soon realize his Sanguine expecta
tions. Going immediately to his home for a
number of pioked man, he soon returned
with them to the camp, aDd joining them
with the excess of the Bellefonte Fencibles,
formed under the name and title of the Cur
tin Guards, one of the best and finest looking
body of men in the service.
John A Rodgers, Second Lieutenant of
the Fencibles, learning Mr. Stover's deter
mination to form annother company, imme
diately resigned his office and joined the
Guards as a private soldier, lie baa since
been elected First Lieutenant, and has al
ready proven a valuable acquisition. When
this company came to be 6vorn in, there
were found to be ninety-three men, seven—
teen more than the requisite number. It
was with heivy heart the unfortunate
seventeen listened tc the announcement of
their rejection. A number of them, how
ever, joined other companies, while a few
returned reluctantly to their homes. The
Curtin Guards ho.ve with them—prominent
among whom are the Captain and Orderly
Sergeant—fifty experienced riflemen, who
can bit the " bull's eye" at sixty paces nine
times out of ten. Such are a few of the |
many noble men with whom the miscalled
Southern chivalry will have to deal, and we
feel assured that the CurtiD Guards will bear j
a prominent and important part in the com- j
icg struggle. '
Military Spirit.
A high degree of military
Bpirit pervades all sections of our country,
and this community exhibits its full share-
Alike the hoary-headed man and the rosy
cheeked boy, show signs of the arousal of
this commendable, though long dormant spi
rit. Those who before this have looked upon
military array with a feeling of contempt, ar e
now seen buckling on the sword or should
ering the musket. And why ? Not for the
pomp and splendor of martial array, nor for
the pleasure of being decked with plumes
and tinsel ; but because the exigencies of
the times demand that they should do so.—
Our flag has been insulted ; our laws have
been set at defiance and the lives of our ru
lers threatened. Our property has been
stolen and our fellow citizens have been
murdered. And what makes it all worse,
is the fact that these deeds of violence have
beon perpetrated by our own countrymeD,
whe by these very acts have proven them
selves traitors of the vilest kind. When,
these things are considered, it is no marvel
that men who were born in our land, protect
ed by those very laws, and who glory in
that proud flag, are willing to leave their
fields, their offices, and their workshops and
become the defenders of 'heir coiniaou coun
try. The President of the United Srates has
iaeued a proclamation for troops to aid in
upholding the Constitution and enforoing
the laws. Our ncble old Commonwealth has
tendered to the Oovernmont twice the num
ber of men required at tier hands. Where
did they all come from ? asks one. These
Pencsylvauians are not a warlike people,
their attention is principally turned to agri
j cultural pursuit*, and one would suppose
j that they could hardly be persuaded to take
:up arms, says another. To the inquiry we
might say that they came from among the
1 mountains and valieys of the old Keystone,
in whose depths and upon whose heights
they breathe the very atmosphere of freedom."
And amsng those mountains there are still
thousands of freemen who are able and wil-r
ling to fight for their native land. It is true
that the attention of the masses of our peo
: pie are disposed to engage in peaceable pur
suits ; but when the stern realities of war
are to be met ; when their services are need
ed to battle for the right, then they evince
their manhood by leaving their plows stand
in the furrow, their hammers lie on the an
vil, and taking up arms for their country.
While Pennsylvania has acted thus nobly
who will dare say that Centre County, and
especially our community,has not performed
her duty. Our brava fellow citizens have
taken their lives in tboir bands and goDe
forth to battie for the right. They have
made many sacrifices. They have eichan
ged their comfortable homes for tbe priva
tions of the Camp. They have sacrificed
their business interests, that they migh: obey
their country's call. The have bid their
friends adieu not knowing whether they ever
should meet again,
And those who are left behind are not
idle ; but are forming companies far drill
that they may be prepared to go when need
ed. Our townsmen have formed themselves
into a company called the "Home Guards."
It is composed principally of middle aged
men. Another company composed of young
men, between the ages of eighteen and twen
ty-five, called Company B, Bellefonto Fen
cibios, has been formed and are making fine
progress in drilling. This company has
made application to the Government for arms
And the little boys, too, have caught the
spirit, and may be seen marehing through
the streets with wooden muskets in their
bands. That is right, boys- In after years
when the men of the present day are in the
grave, you will bs called upon to guard our
jßstitutious and defend our Hag.
Let this spirit be fostered. Let us always
be prepared to do active service lor our coun
try, and the combined efforts of traitors
within and foes without will be as harmless
as the beating of the waves upon the shore.
The Fencibles.
Some months ago the editor
of the Lock Haven Watchman took occasion
tn print some hard things about the Belie
fonte Fencibles. Among other thir.gs be
sneer Bgly called them "silk stocking sol
diers." During the last few weeks this com
pany has proved to satisfaction of all men>
that the name given it by Dunham would in
no way apply to any of its m-mbers. At a
public meeting held in the Court House for
the purpose of enlisting men. at which the
members of the company, about firty in
number, were present, the original roll was
produced with the remark that as the
names were called, those of the members
who were willing to serve their country
should answer by .stepping up and signing
their names to the enrollment paper. The
roll was called and every member oj the Fen
cibles signed bis name to that paper, and
when the time came to march they all went.
Against the Lock Haven Military wo have
not one word to say. for we beiieve every
man to be brave until he proves himself a
coward- But this much we do say, if they
did as nobly on a similar occasion, as did the
Eeosibles on this, they are a credit to their
town and an honor to their country. And
to this Lock Haven editor we desire to Eay,
that if he should get into trouble during the
continuance of this war he would be perfectly
safo in throwing himself under the care of the
Fencibles, They would take care of you,
Mr. Dunham, notwithsatnding your vile at"
tack upon them.
Strange, Indeed,
We have been told that
while the ceremonies were being performed,
previous to the departure ot the Eagle
Guards, from this place, that a large Eagle
flew over the place, and as a sign of his ap
probation, hovered for a moment over the
scene. Several parsons are said to have ob
served the glorious bird, and what surprises
us most is the fact that they did not com
inuaicate it to their friends that they, too,
might have enjoyed the sight.
A Ode to our Flag,
Nice rag, yer made uf
white stripes and red ones, alternate (which
means time about or by turns) and yer got a
a blue place in one oorner with stars fasten
ed onto it, which of course ain't reglar stars
like them as is in the 'hevingsby night' but
stars made uf white muslin and sowed on,—
When yer up on a pole yer look mity nice
and fierce, toe, snapin' and crackin' when
the gentel breziz blow yer out well nigh odo
to strait, Yer look like as if yer wold jest
like to cum dowp an lick somebody, which
same yer did a couple uf times. I gess yer
will hev to ask Jenny Bull when it was as I
don't mind dates very well. Yer make a
a feller feel jest like yankee doodle. Beside
bein nice to look on and pleasant to behold
yer amity site uf use, especilly in times of
war, when they take yer along to tell when
they hev quit fiten ; as long as yer flyen in
the air there gosn in and shoolen and killen
folks otherwise, but when yer down then
their licked, in which ease you must feel
considerable mean. And when yer cum back
from war, all trailed in the mud' and with
blood on yer, yer honored more than before
and after yer kept some years yer oalled a
relic (which means that wioh is left when all
the rest is gone to nothin.) For a long time
ever since the revolution, in whioh place yer
cum off triumpbic, yer hev been flyen in
majesty over the entire union, to which coun
try yeu belong, from where the Atlantic's
waves lash tho shore to the far side uf Cal
iforny, and from the towering forests uf
Maine to New Orlbans, which place is noted
or yellow fever cards. But now,
some nf the fallers down in the South hev
got mad at yer because yer floated over Abe
Lincoln as nice as as any one else, whieb
man they don't like, and kor.sequtntly they
hev insulted you, which insult we have ta
ken into our hands, and make them git rite
dowu and ask your pardon, otherwise they'lj
git licked. They have got up another flag
called the palmetto flag, which has no histo
ry known end read of al' men, like you hev,
konsequently it will be "cast out and trod
den underfoot by men," which cotation i 3
from the Bible. But I'll stick to you as
long as there is a string in my shoe or a bat
ton on my coat. Paregraf.
We stuck you on the top of our office an yer
looked hansome I tell yer as yer floated out
from the bed cer.d which yer was fastened on.
The people all looked at yer and Baid you
looked nice. But the other day tho gpntle
breezis grew rather strong aud the rain came
d.wn onto yer and yer got wet and consequent
grew bevy and broke the pole which same
came down on the roof with noise like unto
a heavy pole fallin on a roof. And there yer
would lay yet if wo had'nt brought yer in.
We rtid'nt like much thaj yer fell but epose
yer couldn't help it. So we'll put yer up
agin hopen you'll stay thar. The end.
All Excitement.
Since the moment that the
news reached us of the bombardment cf Fort
Sumpter, our town has been in constant ex
citement. Our people are ever oa the alert
for Dews, and when a telegraphic despatch
reaches the office, it is heralded over town
in a very short time. And when the mails
arrive there is a general rush for the Pest
Office for the news ; and every man who gets
a daily paper i* bored for the news until hs,
is obliged to station himself and read aloud
to the crowd, such is the anxiety to hear of
the transpiring events. This excitemvnt
has disqualified everybody for business, and
consequently little has been done. Every
on# appears to be preparing fer any emer
gency that may arise. Enlisting, drilling,
druming. making fl.ige, cleaningold musket*
and 'talking war,' is about all that is beiDg
done Even on Sunday conversation runs
freely on the great topic. Sermons are de
livered which have reference to war ; befit
ing hymns are sung, and one of the most
exemplary christians in our community, said
to us, the other day, that when he attempts
to pray his mind is constantly n ! led with
bayonets, swords &c. We read nothing but
war; talk nothing but war ; write nothing
but war and print nothing but war. There
threatens to be a general stagnation in bu
siness. Those cf our merchants who have
purchased their Spring goods, regret having
brought so large a stock, and those who have
not yet purchased intend to bring up but a
small supply. Some our leading business
men talk seriously of closing up their estab
lishments and suspending business operations
for the present. Should this war continue
we may expect dull times.
An Omen, Certainly.
Ou lust Monday night
at 9 o'clock, a beautiful meteor broke forth
upon our vision from the Northern heavens
and shot across the starry regions toward
the South. It was, indeed, a magnificent
sight. Inasmuch as this fiery visitor caiue
from the North and made his way directly
toward the South, cannot some of our wise
acres construe it into an omen favorable to
the North and unfavorable to the South ?
Book Notices,
azine commences in the May number a new
liomance the title of which is 'Agnes of Sor
rento," It is written by Mrs. Harriet Beech
cr Stowe, and is a story of love and duty, ot
joy and trial. The manner in which it opens
assures us that its publication will add to
the already brilliant reputation of this pop
ular American Monthly.
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK. —We have said so
much in commendation ot this "Lady's Treas
ure," that we are at a loss for something
new. Always filled with the most interest
ing matter and illustrated with ths most ex
quisite engravings and fashion plates, it is
always welcome to the bosom of every Amer
can family.
HARPER'S MAGAZINE.—Our table is already
graced with this highly instructive periodi
cal,-for May. As usual it is replete with
inatters of interest, and decorated with fine
has fulfilled his promise, and his monthly
comes to us in a new and beautiful dress
The May number contains over seventy en
gravings, and the literature of a choice cbar>
AN APPEAL will be held at tbe Commission
ers, Office in Bellefonte tor the severl Town
ships and Boroughs of the County on the 20 th
31st 22nd and 23d-, of May ae follows Viz ;
WARRANTED to he just what we represent
them. We have the very best which we
warrant, and lower grades in all their varieties.
Leather of ill Descriptions,
BELTING kept for Machiuery. Any size
have not got I can get in a weeks time. Sold a
city prices.
Saddlery, Saddles, Bridles,
Halters, Cart Gears, Cart
Saddles, Harness Collars,
Harness Lines, and every #
article made and kept by
Digest market price paid for HIDES, SKINS &
Come and examine our stork. We will show it
with pleasure, and satisfy you it is
THE PLACE to get good
Boots and Shoes,
and such articles in our line
At Burnside's we study to please i , give sat
;559-Please accept our thanks fur avors.
Jiellofonte, May, 2nd 'CO.
Conner & Sfitd,
The largest assortment of goods ever before offered
for sale by them, consisting,
as heretofore of all such staple goods as are usually
kept in a country store, together with all the
Black and Fancy Silks, Brocades, Madcna's De-
Bcges, Borages, Baraga-delains, Delains, Chal'i
delains, Poplins, Lustres, Alpacas, Bombazines,
Lawns, Ginghams, Chintz, Brilliants, Challi Crape-
Marets, Tanjore Cloth, Kobesand Traveling Dress
A large assortment of mourning goods.
Black Silk, Thibit Cashmere Crape and Slilla
i Shawls, Mantillas, Cashmere Scarfs, and Shawl
Cloths, Cassimers, Satinetts, Cashmeres, Kentuc
ky-Jeans, Drills, Ducks, Cottouades aud
Ladies' and Cents' Hoisery, Gloves, Gauntlets and
Mitts, Ladies Collars and Under Sleeves, Laoes
and Edgings.
Oiled Window Blinds, Plain and Ornamented, Liu -
en and Lace Curtains, Gilt Cornice for Blinds, T
able Covers and Floor Cloths.
Oakford's lints always on hand, together with
Straw Goods, BoDnets, Shakers, Ribbons, Artifi
eials and Bonnet Trimmings-
A L S 0,
A very arge assortment of Shoos and Boots for
men, women and children.
A L S O,
Queeneware, Cedarware and Grooeries.
To their much enlarged stock of Hardware Sad
dlery and Coach Trimmings.
Beflefonte, Oct.. 11,-60—tf.,
(Successors_to G. W. Jackson,) '
HAVE just received a large and extensive
assortment of
I3Tats and. Oap^,
1> lu ,1 STE R, FLOUR,
dtc., &c.
Their stock of Spring and Summer Ladies' fan
cy Dress Goods, cannot be excelled by any other
house i Central Pennsylvania, and embraces ev
ery variety of style and quality. The
are also very superior—while the supply of Gro
ceries, Teas. Coffees, Ac, is worthy of the atten
tion of the public and customer. spr 4,'01:
Morc3aant Tailor,
THE undersigned would most respectfully in
form the public that ho will continue to car
ry on the Tailoring and Clothing business at the
Old stand, on the south corner of TJrokerhoff'i
Row, where ho is prepared to make to order al
kinds of clothing in the neatest and most fashl
ionable' ; stylcs. He keeps on hand a large variety -
of the most approved patorns. At his Establish
of every description may bo found, whioh he is
now selling at reduced prices. llis thanks are
due the public for the liberal share of patronge
heretorore bestowed upon him; and lie hopes by
strict attention to business, to rnarit a continuo
anee of the same. J. MONTGOMERY
.Bellefonte Jan., 12th'60—ly
CAN buy your clothiug for yeurselves and your
boys, in eve y variety, aud at low cash pri
ces by calling at the cheap Clothing Store of A.
Sternberg & Co.. in the Diamond, where you
SAA r E at least from 25 to oil per cent. All kinds
of Clothing and Furnishing Goods are to be
had at this Storti at the lowest cash prices, and
receive well made goods. Would it not be bet*
ter to
MUCH valuable time by calling immediately
and lay in your stock of Clothing lor the
Winter, Rt this establishment, where you will cer
tainly get tbe full Aalue of your
REMEMBER the place. Onedoor above Liv
ingston's Book Store, in the Giinond.
Bellefonte, Nov. 15, 1860.

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