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fltmacraf an& Sfntintl. .KTy .-v. F .T in Jifruj v 91. II Cdllur &. Publisher KSO&T. Ml IB. S. I. Petteugill & Co- Advertising Agents, 87 Pare Row New York, ami 10 State street, Boston, re the aufhoriscd Agent for the "Dkm ocbat & Sbvtiel," and the most in tl uen tial and largest circulating Newspapers ir. th United States ani Cauadas. They are empowered to coutrart for us at om LOWEST TERMS. col's rir lumurrLG. P. S. NO. N, Chairman, Giorge Delany, J S M&rdUt. George C. K. Ziihm. Peter Huber. Philip Miller. John K. McKenzie, Joseph BeLe. .T.ihn Durbiu, David Faruer. llenrj Friedthoof. John Slouch, Kliha Pin miner. Lewis Hodger.-, Georte Gurl y. John McDcrmit. Siniou Punniyer, W A Kris. Th.-s. F. McG-uian. Jacob Fronhi.ii.er. J. F. C-udrn. John Hum ikon, F. O'Fiii-1. Michael BohJin. Wm. U Diver, John White, Henry Topper. Nicho hut Caiman, M J. Pltt. J. VY. Gond.-n Daniel C 'nfair, Wm. McC:o-key. Daniel H I) nnclly, Anthony Long. Johu Marsh. J hn Kvan Tlie I'rutipccl. 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, i t -IT 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 nasty. 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.... , . . ... .-. . r 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- J 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. 1 l;;..., .T..l II .1 ... scoundrel r ,.. n , ,. 1 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 taking orf." Fareweii the plumed troop and the big vars That mke ambition rntue ! O, farewtH! Farewell the neighing tteed, and the shrill trump. The spirit nurring drum, the ear piercing fife. The royal banner ! and all quality. Pride, p'.inp and circumstance of glorious war : And O! ye mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove' twead clamors counter feit. 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 . KDWAIID DIHK. 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 forms. 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 acutely. " 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 dog 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. Corrcsponbtncc. 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 f t :or the present. Wide AuMKr. The Quota. 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 inadequate. 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 Ohio. The champion pedestrian ; 1 " gland lately walked four miles in t; nine, minutes aud one seconJ, the time on record. 1 'Edward Everett died ya U S.'JB' 3.1.