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KlfiillT OR WRONG.
TUURSDAY:;:::::::::::::::::OCTOBER 24.
Facts vs. Fiction.
Whilst in conversation witfi a gentle
man a few days since, he remarked to us
that, "the great forte of Charley Murray,
as an Editor, consists in this, whenever
facts fail him, or do not exactly answer
his purpose, he is ever ready to supply
their places with the creatures of his own
imagination, and so happy is his faculty
of substituting the false for the true, and
of weaving the two together, when neces
sary to his ends, that he is often very apt
to deceive those who do not go to the
trouble of making further inquiries."
We submit this definition as meeting the
case of our neighbor with i precision that
borders on to ninety. But candor com
pels us to say, that the forte is not credit
able to any one it is ceitainly not to an
editor whose writings are scattered broad
cast amongst the rising generation, and
whose profession above all others, the
ministry excepted, requires that he should
at all times speak and write the Truth.
We have been led into these reflections
by the fact that in his last number, the
editor of the Democrat & Sentinel charges
us with having called R. L. Johnston, E.
It. Donnegan and C. L. Pershing, Esquires,
"uncircutneised traitors." Now every
reader of Tlie AUeghanian knows that this
charge has no foundation whatever, in fact,
and yet our romancing neighbor parades
it in two or three places in his paper.
Wo admit, that, in speaking some time
ago of the actions of the Loco-Foco Con
vention, held at Ilarrisburg, on the 22d
of February last, and at which these men
were delegates, we called the leaders of
that mysterious body, "uncircunicised
patriots." Surely there is nothing objec
tionable in this. Our neighbor himself
says that as Johnston, Donnegan and
Pershing are not Jews, he admits the first
part of the proposition ? But why docs
he make patriots read traitors ? It is
bimply because he wants to make a little
capital out of it. He knows that our pa
per cannot follow his everywhere, to con
tradict his shameless fabrications, and he
hopes to injure us by garbling and perver
ting our language. This is, to say the
least of it, both mean and contemptible,
and can only find its parallel in the past
conduct of the individual who now resorts
to it. We entreat our neighbor to confine
himself hereafter to the facts.
Uudcr the above euphonious title, our
neighbor up-strect last week informed
humanity that the Ebensburg Borough
Schools had been opened under the charge
of four Teachers three males and one
female. This, as a matter of news, was
all very well, and would be especially
gratifying to all who didn't happen to
know the fact before. But it is certainly
strange, passing strange, that our neighbor
could not indite two sentences linger so
comprehensive a title without going off
into a tirade of personal abuse against our
worthy Board of School Directors.
What, pray, is the crime for which our
whilom friend arraigns these officials, who
lire so unfortunate as to be serving the
dear people without" reward ? Why, it
seems that these men actually had the
effrontery to appoint the Teachers without
first consulting him ! This is the head
and front of their offending, and they
richly deserve to be severely castigated for
the same." We trust that in future they
will govern themselves accordingly.
The Board of School Directors are fully
able to take care of themselves. They
need no vindication at our hands, and we
refer to this matter with quite a different
Out auiiable neighbor tells us that one
Mr. E. D- Evans was an applicant for a
Tcachership, and that the fact that durin
the last two or three years he had been
in the habit of voting the Democratic ticket
constituted the sole and only reason of the
Directors refusing to appoint him. Now,
have not one word to nttcr against the
qualifications of Mr. Evans as a Teacher.
Ho has taught school, iu this burough for
somu year past, and, as far as wc know,
has given vniforni satisfaction to both pa
rents and pupils. We would have been
perfectly satisfied had he been chosen.
But we do say that the Directors had tho
undoubted right to use their own judg
ment in the appointment of Teachers, und
when Carl Dizzard Murray sets himself up
as a sort of fugleman and undertakes to
charge this respectful body with ostraci
zing Mr. Evans on account of his political
principles, we deem it our duty, as a pub
lic journalist, to insinute that he lies
(under a mistake.) We know that the
gentlemen representing the majority of the
School Board would scorn to do the deed
imputed to them.
But, good neighbor, do you not put Mr.
E. D. Evans in a very awkwaid dilemma,
when you assert that he has been in tho
habit of voting the Democratic ticket,
the last two or three years? There is
surely something wrong here something
','rotten in Denmark." A great many have
supposed that he still claimed to be a Re
publican. We know that within the last
two or three years he has been a candidate
for divers nominations in our party. In
fact, he was such no later thau the cam
paign of 1860. Surely after that he
wouldn't vote against the nominees of the
Convention ! Consider the matter, neigh
bor. A great many Republicans are firm
in the belief that Mr. E. D. Evans rolled
up his sleeves last fall, and did all he
could for "Linking, Curling, Mulling and
the hull Countj Ticket."
Can it be that the E. D. Evans you mean
is not the one wc mean ?
We didn't promise, in our last issue,
to lay before our readers this week the
epitaph of the defunct irresponsible editor
of the Democrat A Sentinel; but here it is :
Fa in a Semper Vivat.
Stop, friend Traveler! top and think!
Before you further go ;
For under here ' a nice, keen slink, .
As all who read may know.
His first name was Carl,
And he could drink a barrel
Of any sort of liquor ;
But, alas for poor Carl !
He got into a snarl,
And he went off quicker.
He could open his mouth wider,
And drink more cider
In one mortal minute,
Than you could in a whole year.
But tanglefoot and beer
Made him mighty quick shin it.
So now he lies here,
Aud you ought to drop a tear,
To the memory of Carl.
For soon he'll be forgotten,
And his carcase will be rotten,
And Cnil will be marl.
His second name was Dizzard,
He was "scaly" as a lizard,
And was very smart and knowing;
But he wasn't quite a wizzard,
If he could tell A from izzard:
Yet he alwaj s kept "a blowing."
He wrote much for the papers,
And cut many funny capers,
. And was very self-conceited.
But, alas! alas! poor Dizzard,
Death shot him through the gizzard,
So the Devil wasn't cheated.
With his corpus in the ground,
He can't hear a single sound,
- Nor can he strike a "blizzard
Then stop and shed a tear,
And take some good small beer,
In memory of Dizzard.
His other name was Murray,
And he undertook to eurry
An editor ycleped Barker ;
But he was beaten ir, a hurry,
And put out in quite a Hurry,
And after that he kept darker.
But his life began to mizzle,
And so out he had to fizzle,
And he got to Styx's ferry ;
But old Charon didn't know him,
And he wouldn't over row him
Alas Carl Dizzard Murray!
So then take some Tom and Jerry,
To the memory of Murray ;
And here then heave a big sigh
For lying he was dying,
And dying he was lying,
And even dead he here doth lie.
gesWe duhit promise either, in "our
last issue, to lay before our readers this
week, tlie "nigger sarmint" on the defunct
irrcspojisiUe editor of the Democrat & Sen
tinel; but here it is:
A sarmint delibbeted on dc occasion ob de drf of
Mister Charley Dizzard Murray , de frend ob
Slavery and de villijire of de tngger. liy de
Jleverend Mister Sambo Saffron. Before de
cullnd pteple of Hard Scrabble.
Bellbbf.i) Bkedoeux: It fords me much
pleasure to form yon dat de individooal you
see layin yander is ded agin : an it am my
doot3" as your much respectable pasture, to
say a few words on dis melancholic occasion.
Sum ma think I ort to pass sich a small mat
ter ober in silens, but to all sich let me sa, in
de langwidge of de pote :
Let vdder peeple do as dry will,
I trill do my dooty still.
Udders ma think dat dc deceast was so grate
an individooal dat I ort not to spread mj-self
on dis occasion. But dat is only dere pinion.
Dey will excoos me if I differ wid dcin on dis
pint. I would jist like, dereforc, to ask all
sich, whedder Brutal didn't preach Julicum
Cczar's funeral sarmint; an also whedder
Theodosicum Sparkcr didn't sa a fu encoura
gin words when Daniel Webster breaved his
latit? Ob course dey did. Sol will per&ec
on my pcppergrain.
Dis am a day long to be forgot. Dc deceast
hab traded dir world off fur de next. He dide
eevral days go, more or lessnn now presents
a humUious spectacle. For he was a orful
sinner, de chief nruung ten thousand, and de
one altogedder ugly.
I hab heerd it se'd dat he war born a fcood
niany years ago, but 1 harly tink it is so long
as all dat comes to. It am a doutful pint at
de best. But dis am sartin. He got himself
bornd in dis county, and Ebensburg hab bin
hi3 place of stayment de Lor nozc how long.
He fus larnt to be a doctor, an then a lawyer.
But de principal posish he eber had was de
writer fur de Democrats an Senticles. ne
oilers were de inweterate enemy ob de cullud
man, fur he were a orful sinner, de chief
araung ten thousand, and de one altogedder
Breddern, de deeesthate a brack man like
a brack snake. He were bery fond ob de
abomible si3tem ob Slabery, bat he despise
do nigger clean out ob sight. He war de par
tickler friend ob de slabe-driber, and wrote
and print ebery ting in his favor. When de
nigger war dry, he wouldn't give him nufiin
to drink. When de nigger war hungry, he
would luff him starve. When de nigger war
naked an a shiverin in de cold, he wouldn't
give him his old cloze. An when de nigger
war runnin off from bi3 cruel master, or his
driber, de deceast wood radder ketch him an
take him back to de chains ob Slabery,' dan
help him git under de spreddin branches ob
de bressed tree ob Liberty. Whedder dis pe
cooliarity in de deceast was becos ob de col
or, or whedder becos ob de smell ob de brack
man, or de wool on de top ob his head dese
are eubjecks dat I will perseed not to discust.
Sich, den, is de caractur ob de deceast, he
bein at de same time drefful fond ob de in
tocksicatin bole. But prehaps de less sed
bout dat de better, for if he did hurt heself
at dat bizness, he war nebber cotched axin
any one else to
" Dox likewise."
By which affectin lines I mean dat he warn't
in de habit ob axin oder folks to take nothin
spiritule along wid him.
But I must commens to quit. My hart am
bery full, and it am clear to ray mind dat I
wont stop till I quit: Dereforc, breddern, I
hab kum to de kunklusion to perseed imme
jutly to kunklude dese fu breef remarks. De
end of de deceast ort to teach him a vallera
ble lesson, an at de same time it ort to be a
warnin to de rest ob mankind or enny udder
man. ne war 6trongly spected ob habin ces
sion perclibities, an de udder nite he onfortu
nitly fell into de hand ob a lot ob unrooly
niggers. Dey didn't gib him needer trile nor
jury, but weut an got a big Columbusdad gun
weighin bout sixty-four poundser. Dey im
mejutly loded him into de dig gun and shot
him out gin a big spruce stnmp. De result
war dat he got blowed all to smash. He sol
emly protest gin dis hole prosedin ; but we
hab dis happy rcfleckshun dat his latter end
was pieces. I will state in kunklusion dat de
deceast "was also bout half-shot before he got
put into de big gun.
Breddern, you will please quit laffin at dem
puns. Dis am no laflin matter. You will
perseed to move de karcus irumejutly, while
we sing de follern hime :
Wid rapture we
Delighted see
De cuss removed.
The Next Legislature. We have
tried our utmost to present a complete list
of the members elected to the next Legis
lature, but the returns come in so slowly,
and the votes in some counties are so very
evenly balanced, that nothing but an offi
cial count of the army vote next Novem
ber will decide the result. The following
will be its probable complexion, however:
Republicans, . ... 23
Democrats, . . .
Republican majority, .
Union, . . . .
Democrats, . . .
Union majority.
JB Annexed is the official vote receiv
ed by Judge Taylor in this Judicial Dis
trict the military vote not being counted:
Cambria, . . . 2,338
Blair, . .
Our Army in the Field.
No statement has come from the War
Department of the number of our troops
in the field, and the difficulty of compiling
such authentic tables without access to
its official documents has, moreover, hith
erto prevented any one from undertaking
the task. The following compilation, nev
ertheless is made up from a careful peru
sal of all the Messages or documents of
Governors or Adjutant-Generals of States
which have been published during a month
past, as well as all letters, without excep
tion, from army correspondents of all the
leading newspapers, and of the telegraphic
dispatches to the Associated Press. This
statement, accordingly, of the number of
troops now in the field or in camp oi bar
racks to be put in tho field by the first of
November, is as nearly correct as anything
unofficial of the kind can possibly be
made. We have omitted from this table
the District of Columbia, Maryland, Dela
ware, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Missouri. Michigan, California, Oregon,
and the Territories, because we have
fouud nothing eufficieotly authentic re
specting them. It will be observed that
the sixteen Free States enumerated below
will have three, hundred and sixty-two
thousand troops ready for the field by the
1st of November. The States above
named would probably raise this asgregate
above 400,OOU.
Maine 12,000
New Hampshire 8,000
Vermont 7,000
Massachusetts 28,000
Rhode Island 4,000
Connecticut 10,000
New York 78,000
New Jersey 9,000
Pennsylvania 54,000
Ohio 51,000
Indiana 32,000
Illinois 40,000
Iowa 11,000
Minnesota 3,000
Wisconsin 10,000
Kansas 5,000
Total 362,000
JC2" The uncontrolled command of the
army on the Potomac has been given to
Gcu. M'Clellan, so that henceforth all the
responsibility rests with him.
Latest From Washington.
Washington, Oct. 22, 18(31. Gen.
Stone crossed the Potomac thii morning,
with one portion of his command, at Ed
ward's Ferry, and another at Harrison's
Island. Skirmishing began with the en
emy as early as nine o'clock in the morn
ing, and continued without effect until five
in the afternoon, when large reinforce
ments of the enemy appeared on our rig ht.
which was commanded . by Col." Baker,
Senator from Oregon. The Union forces
engaged numbered about 1800, and were
attacked by from 5,000 to 10,000.
"At this juncture. Col. Baker fell at the
head of his brigade, gallantly cheerfng
his men to the conflict. In consequence
of confusion created by his-death, the
right wing sustained a repulse, accompa
nied with considerable loss." The left
wing retired in good order. Strong rein
forcement will be sent forward to Col.
Stone during the night.
Later: No more news has transpired.
The information thus far. received is not
entitled to full credence. The remains of
Col. Baker were to be taken to Washing
ton. Handsome Union Victory. .
Baltimore, Oct. 1C, 1861. ' ;
A gentleman from near Harper's Ferry
furnishes the particulars of a fight between
six companies, consisting of parts of the
28th Pennsylvania Regiment, the 3d Wis
consin, and the the 13th Massachusetts
Regiment, under command of Col. John
W. Geary, and 3,000 Rebels.
Early yesterday morning the Rebels
showed themselves on Bolivar JTeights,
at Harper's Ferry, and commenced an at
tack with artillery upon three companies
under Major J. P. Gould, stationed on
the north side of the Potomac.
A constant fire was kept up for some
hours, when three companies of the 3d
Wisconsin Regiment crossed the river,
formed into line, and drove the enemy
back, and succeeded in capturing one of
their heavy guns. They were, however
compelled to retreat, which they did in
good order, to the river. Here they were
re-entorced by three other companies, and
they then, with Col. Geary at their head,
marched upon the enemy, and, after hard
fighting, drove them from their position
and recaptured the 32-pounder, a colum
biad. Our forces had but three pieces of ar
tillery, and these were fired from this
side of the river .until the enemy retreat
ed. The enemy had seven pieces of artillery
and 500 cavalry, together with their in
fantry, and were completely routed and
driven back some three miles.
Our loss in killed and wounded is not
over seven, while that of the enemy is at
least one hundred and fifty. Col. Ashby,
who was at the head of the enemy, is
among the rebels killed.
Presentation or a Regimental
Pittsburg, Oct. 17, 1SG1. Gov. Cur
tin and suite arrived here iu the midnight
train, and were escorted to the Mononga
hela Hotel by Gen. Negly and staff, aud
Capt. M'Nulty's brigade.
The object of the Governor's visit was
the presentation of State regimental flags,
which took place this afternoon iu the
presence of an immense concourse of peo
ple, and was quite imposing.
Tho Brigade, numbering about 3,000
hardy, well-disciplined, and well-equipped
troops, marched from Camp Wilkins,
through the principal streets, to Allegheny
Common, where the ceremonies took
place. - .
Gov. Curtiu, in presenting the flags,
made an appropriate and patriotic speech,
which was neatly responded to by Gen.
Negley, after which there was a grand
review. The Brigade left the same night
on five steamers for the West.
fi.it tie at Lynn Creek, Jllssouri.
Syracusk, Mo., Oct. 20, 1SG1. It is
reported that Acting Brigadier-General
Wyman, who left Rolla seed days since
with about 2,500 men, has arrived at Lynn
Creek, where he dispersed a body of reb
els,, killing a considerable number, taking
over 200 prisoners, and capturing eighteen
loads of goods, belonging to M'Clurg &
Co., whom the rebels had robbed.
A later dispatch confirms the report.
The place was surrouuded on the 14th by
Major Wright's cavalry, the same that
routed the rebels near Lebanon, and a
company of rebels under Capt. Robbins
and a number of other prisoners, including
the Sheriff of the county. A rebel cap
tain and lieutenant were killed in the af
fair near Lebanon, and Lieut.-Col. Somers
taken prisoner. All the prisoners taken
at both places, 74 in number, have arrived
Recapture of Lexington.
Jefferson City, Oct. 20. A special
dispatch to one of the St. Louis , papers
says : Major Milne of the 1st Missouri
scouts arrived here to-day on the steamer
Sioux City, and reports that on the 10th
250 of his regiment, under Major White,
surprised the rebel garrison at Jexington,
and recaptured the place and all the sick
aud wounded, together with a quantity of
guns, pistols and other articles which the
rebels threw away in their flight. Two
pieces of cannou which were in the fort
were also captured.
Skirmish in Missouri.'
St. Louis, October 20. In a skirmish
near Lebanon on the 23th inst., between
two companies of Major Wright's cavalry
and about four hundred rebels previously
reported, the latter lost sixty-two killed
and twelve wounded, four mortally, and
thirty-six taken prisoners. Wright's loss
was one killed.
Recruiting---Tlie Demand Tor
Soldiers. .
From the Ilarrisburg Telegraph.
Many people imagine that when the
loyal states have all filled the quotas de
manded of them by the federal authorities,
that the business of recruiting soldiers
will end. In this they are mistaken, as
soldiers will be constantly in demand, to
keep tho companies, regiments, brigades
and armies of the Union up to their min
imum standard. There are a hundred
casualties which diminish the force and
numbers of companies. Sickness and
death come without tho effects of powder
and shot so that even while au army' is
in camp, unexposed to the assaults and
"destruction of an. enemy, it is diminishing
in numbers and loosing in strength in the
ways and manner we have described, so
that recruiting becomes constantly neces
sary, and the organization and discipline
of soldiers, a work in which every man
can engage with profit to his country and
benefit to himself. As our army moves
from Washington city, it will not of course
leave the posts it now ocupies unprotected,
while at the same time it would be bad
policy to leave any of its drilled and effi
cient force behind for this protection.
Therefore men will become necessary for
garrison duty, for duty in the entrench
ments, and for the safety and protection
of the immense military works erected
by our army of occupation all over the
At this season of the year, the work in
the agricultural regions of the western
and middle states leases. Thousands of
able bodied men are thus thrown out of
employment, while they will be unable to
make engagements in other business that
usually went on after the harvest was
gathered and the thrashing finished. In
the lumber region, for instance, of this
and other states, there will be little if any
labor performed during the coming season,
a fact to which we have heretofore re
ferred, and to which we now allude as one
of the conditions of northern society, out
of which we will be able to organize a
large and effective force for field operations.
The material in this particular is the very
best for the creation of splendid military
bodies, simply because the men are in
ured to hardship and understand the bus
iness of self-preservation and self-attention.
All that these men need to render them
good soldiers, is a knowledge of the man
ual. They already have a practice in the
use of arms they understand the necessi
ties of long marches, encumbered with
burdens equal in weight to the contents
of a knapsack or the heft of a musket
and, therefore, so far as the hardships of
the service are coucerned, this class of
men would be fit for the camp immediately.
There are other classes of men, engaged
in other pursuits, all of whom have some
peculiar qualifications for a soldier's life,
and all of whom need that proficiency
which is acquired by exercise and practice
iu the manual. In view of the necessities
which will undoubtedly arise and the
demands which must grow out of the in
vasion of an enemy's lines, the loss by
battle, the decrease by sickness, and the
thousands of casualties by which the in
dividual force of an army is lessened, we
repeat that we must expect to have con
stant drafts made upon our communities,
and that the active men of the loyal states
must hold themselves in readiness at any
time to be summoned to the camp and the
battle field. When they become con
vinced that this necessity is absolute, aud
that the duty which they owe to their
country is paramount, supreme and supe
rior to any other obligation under which
they may rest, they will discover the im
portance of rendering themselves efficient
before the appeal is made for their servi
ces. This is easily done, if attempted in
the right spirit, because there is in every
American citizen the dormant spirit of a
soldier which only needs development to
render it powerfully effective.
On this account, wc suggest that the
military spirit and ardor which now pre
vail in all parts of Pennsylvania particu
larly, will be cultivated and increased.
Our force in the army must not be allowed
to grow less in number or effectiveness.
Fer every man that falls another must be
ready to take his place. He must be ready
to take his place. He must be ready also
to perform his duty by disciplining him
self now when time is afforcd. All this
is important and should not be neglected.
Col. John W. Geary. Col. J. W.
Geary, who commanded the Twenty
eighth Pennsylvania regiment, has fig
ured extensively in recent national events.
He commanded the Second regiment of
Pennsylvania Volunteers in Mexico, and
was noted for great firmness and the rigid
discipline to which he subjected his men.
When he first went to the war in that
unfortunate republic, he was Lieutenant
Colonel of Roberts' regiment of Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, and at the battle . of
Chepultepec, where he held chief com
mand of his regiment, wa3 wounded, but
notwithstanding, led his mtn in the ter
rific battle at the de Belen gate just pre
vious to the capture of the city of Mexico.
For his gallantry on that occasion he was
promoted to the rank of Colonel, his com
mission bearing date November 3d, 1847.
He received special meution at Cerro
Gordo. After the war in 1748, he lived
in San Francisco, of which place he was
appointed Postmaster, and was afterwards
elected the first Mayor of the City, hold
ing his office for two or three terms prior
to the organization of the Vigilance Com
mittee. He was afterwards Governor of
Kansas under the Buchanan regitne.
J&oSTSee new aJvcrtieciaeats.
wu.mus AGO. Six mm.,i
Sumter fell into tie Cd,h
Fort Sui
rebels, a
Green Monster of JeaW r. a
of the honor of our Rreat Republic
What has been done since tht
The largest army that the coZr
erer seen previously has been called 1?
orgamied, equipped, served three wL!J
and been disbanded. Three o?t2??
an army of over three hundred Q
men has been raised, organized
transported, and drilled readv f!?ttlpH
. Thirty little battles have been fo?
and about two thousand men have 1
killed and twice as mac j wounded
A fleet that was spread OTer the w
of the entire globe, has been ealled hn
repaired, an4 is in active- service t? '
Navy has been weeded of traitora.',
work in itself. a
Seven new slooops-of-war have I
built and are now afloat, and thirty
erful new gunboats will soon be readr
service Besides this seventeen Bteam rl
have been ; altered into gunboats
schooners have been likewise altered
Two fort , seven hundred prisonerg t
hundred and three prizes have been 't
tured by the fleet This is but a tithe of
what has been done whilst our army w&I
in a state of disorganization, and oar
government affairs in chaotic confosiou
What can we do in the next six mojl&5
with perfect order, great power, great
leaders, and a great cause ?
Shall not the anniversary of the fall of
Fort Sumter show us the fall of the so.
called Southern Confederacy ?
Houston. The Richmond Enquire
of a recent date contains a letter from Sani
Houston, dated September 18, which m
written for the purpose of defining hig
Eosition, and in answer to an article which
e saw in the New York Herald, about
the 15th of August, which stated that
General Houston has no sympathy with
the rebellion. He says that previous u
the act of secession by Texas, his opposi
tion to it was open and avowed ; tut since
then he has changed his opinions, and
now with the South in all her movements.
He declares that there is now no Union
sentiment in Texas, however strong hmay
have been at one time, and that "the
Spartans were not more united in defence
of their country and liberties than is Tex
as united in support of the Southern Con
federacy' It will thus be seen that old
"San Jacinto" is in full communion with
those who are seeking to break up tie
Completing the Quota of 500,000
Men. The exigency of the case demands
a vigorous effort now on the part of theme
States that have not sent in their quota
of the volunteer army. The Government
needs and wants to-day the last man cf
the 500,000 in the field. No matter if
we arc deficient in Enfield rifles for all.
The deficiency will soon be made up, ml
in the meantime recruits can be drilled
with inferior old muskets, or, as in the
South, with hickory poles, aud thus b
prepared for active service. Our batdet
must be fought, and our victories won;
and the earlier we have a full army in tie
field the easier will be our duties.
The Federal Forces in TVestzbk
Virginia. Generals Rosecrana and Cox
are at Mountain Cave, only thirteen mile
from Gauley Bridge, with only six thous
and troops who are able to perform active '
duty and are available. Between Gauley
Bridge and Camp Lookout there were
on Tuesday last one'thousand 6ix hundred
and forty patients in the hospitals pros
trated with the camp fever. At Cross
Lanes, near Carnifaz Ferry, and ahout
twenty-eight miles from Gauley Bridge,
are one hundred and sixty patients.
A Large Contract. Mr. Stephen
Cromwell, of Camdem, Ohio, has made
contract by which he is to furnish one
hundred and fifty thousand cords of wool
for the Ohio Central Railroad company.
The magnitude of this contract can be
understood only when we take into con
sideration the fact that it makes a pi'C
four feet high and not less than two hun
dred and fifty seven miles in length, od
requires the delivery of nearly fifty cor&
a day (Sundays excepted) for ten years-
It is said that Mrs. Jeff Paris wrote
a letter to a colored woman in Washington
in which she stated that before the end ot
July the rebel government would w
inaugurated in Washington, and ehe
installed as mistress of the White House.
The object of the letter was to assure tw
colored woman that she would be safa
remain in Washington, and to "y"
services when Mrs. Davis was called w
dispense the hospitalities of the Execute
B. Gen. M'Clellan has detailed sou
six hundred liemtenans, to scrVe as sp
nal corps, in case of night marches,
will prevent collisions between
WM. W. FRY, with pT c,
Importers And Jobbers of r(!
NOTIONS, ke. -No.
22a Market Streetp Oppositeank
rtcA ConRflttvreceivinc Goods from Tbil-
adelphia and New York Auctions.
Oct. 24, 1861-tt
Lumber, Stave and G
Comer East Falls and Eastern A""eyp.
Will attend to selling all "'Jr'JJie
SUtm, Shook, Grain, Ac.,o4 ujct2iyJ
fur the Siiuc.
Six Months

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