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HARVEY SICKLER, Editor. TUNTtHANNOCK, PA Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1863^. S. M.Petlengfil <fc Co.— *'o. 37 PARK ROW NEW YORK, & 6 STATE ST BOSTON, are our Agents for the N. B. Democrat, in those cities, and are author ise I to take Advertisements and Subscriptions us at our lowest Rates. MESSRS I M. SINGER A Co., of New York, who have been long known ns enterprising and suc cessful manufacturers of Scwieg Machines, dissolved their Co-partnership by mutual consent on the first of August last. The Company which now manufacture the world-renowned Singer Sewing Machines are a joint steck Compan\, with increased facilities to conduct a mammoth business, and are known its TIIE SINOER MANUFACTURING COMPANY. The new Company have the best, wishes of the late firm, and the public ueed not hesitate to bestow on them their confidence, esteem and patronage. The Singer Family Sewing Machines are fast gain ing a world-wide reputation INSLEE A HOPPER. Esq., is the President of the new organisation. Mr. Hopper is greatly esteemed in commercial circles, and out ol them, as a gentle man of ability an 1 reliability, and it is thought that under his able management the Dew Company will have all tho the success that can be desired. ear See the new advertisements of John ; Weil and T. L Rugs & Co., in our issue of to day. A press <>f other matter prevents a more extended editorial notice uf the ele gant and complete stocks of goods, just j brought to town, and now offered for sale at j these two stands. MILLINERY.— We call the attention of our lady friends to the new advertisements of Mrs. A. 0. Stark, and Mrs. Bardwell, who have just received a new and aplendid stock of everything in the raillnerv line. EST Oyaters, fresh, stewed and fried, are ; now served up in most admirable style at the saloon of A. G. Stark, on the corner.— Go and try them. The draft for Luzerne and Susque hanna counties, is announced to commence to-day. * The Result, The result of the election in this county, a far as heard, indicates the election of the entire Democratic ticket, by majorities rang ing from 50 to 100, except the Prothnuotary, who ia probably defeated by about 20. The following table exhibits the reported majorit.es for the three < ffices indicated. Governor | Sheriff | Prothonotafy j W j C Gay j log j I'urg. Lott. Tank. Bor'o. | 2 1 | 17 | Tank. Tw*p. 86 j 82 j 64 i Eatoe, 68 69 I I 71 I Lemon, ] 13 1J I 13 Wa*hington, 15 6 | 7 ! Clinton, 1101 112 100 | Overfield, 43 I 42 43 Mehoopany, 57 53 55 Fall*, 105 100 102 M< sh ppen, 71 90 66 Lorthmor'ld. 23 22 . 22 Braintrim, 54 1 57 Windhrm, 5 I 3 25 ! Fork * ton. | 20 j 19 23 Monroe, (39 \ 33 31 Nicholson, 50 j 50 I I 50 Exeter, 11 j 11 t ; 11 N Branch I 18 1 | 18 | | 19 | Total, 407 367 416 305 376 404 The majority for Woodward, in Wyoming, as will be seen, will be ab->ut 40. The unlimited use of preen backs and ! shoulder straps, with the frauds and corrup tions which Curtin and his adherents have j freely resorted to, we fear will insure them a j triumph over Woodward. The laboring men and taxpayers of the county will in that case, live to regret the part any of them may have ! taken in the matter. We havt; rumors of immense gains for the shoddy candidates, from other places, but all such are to be ta l *en with many grains of allowance. We still hope for the best. Protest of Bishop Potter & Co. The following-1 the prote*t issued recentl by Bishop POTTER and a portion of the cletgy of his diocese : i " The subscribers deeply regret ihat the fact of the extensive circulation through this 1 diocese of a letter by 'John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont,' in defence of Southern slavery, compels them to make this public protest. It is not their province to mix in any political canvass. But as min isters of Christ, in the Protestant Episcopal Church, it becomes them to deny any com- j plicity or sympathy with such a defence. " This attempt to apologise rrot only for silvery in the abstract, but to advocate it as it exists in the eotton States, and in States which sell men sad women in the open mar ket as their staple product, is in their judg ment, unworthy of any servant of Jesus Christ. As an effort to sustain, on Bible principles, the States in rebellion against the Government, in the wicked attempt to estab lish by force of arms a tyranny under ihe name of a republic, whose " corner stone" shall be the perpetual bondage of the African, it challenges their indignant reprobation. " Philadelphia, September, 1863." Signed by Bishop POTTER, and the Episco pal clergy, generally, of Philadelphia. E23T Biahop Hopkin's scathing rejoinder to the above protest, we designed to publish this Week ; but shall be obliged, on account of a press of other matter, to defer until our next.—(ED.) Ira Avery a^aiit. The " life-lone abolitionist," whose name heads thi article, lias made it our duty to notice him agvtn. Though he did notj in his lust a ticle, as in his first, tell us to ' wlrs tle, llurvey, whistle;" we supp *e this ele gant and highly expressive termination should be understood, if not expressed, in all his articles for the press. As he repeat cd the injunction—told us to whistle twice— we have concluded to whistle once more, even though in so doing, we may, again, ruf fie up the "judicial ermine." lie addresses his article l< To the readers of the Democrat ." A pretty specimen, is this Ira Aver\ ! to talk to Democrats ! A man, who never through life, harbored a thought, feeling, or emotion towards them, that was not fraught with hatred, revenge and the bitterness of gall! Our readers will naturally inquire what it i, that this ex-Just ice ol the Peace, ex Ass oc>ate Judge; an I present Government tax assessor, wishes to say to them ? Why it is this: That you '• Lh-m x rats hy your <ppo sition to the laws and the Government," made the draft a " necessity !" That "The leaders o; rtie Democratic Party are alone re* sponsble, in the first place, for '.he —md in the second place, for its prolongation ! !" "This I would say," exclaims Ira Avery, " on my dea'h-bed." This tre will say, to Mr. Avery that he would die, with as black, and damning a lie, on hi lips, as he has lived with one on his soul ! since, with uncovered head and u lift ed hand " in the presence of Almighty God," he swore that he " would support the con ptitu ion of the United S'ates;" when ac cording to his own declaration he " has of ten raid" that he " would uof If Ira Avery can reconcile these " death bed" assertions, with his professed christian ity j or his present opposition to the plant letter of the constitution, with his repeated oaths to support it ; then h- may palm him sell off as a ch-isttan and a patriot Until he does so the peoplu will assume, as they arc warranted in so doing, that he is a liar, a hypocrite, and a traitor. Even the avowed in/idtl abolitionist, Wen dell Phillips, who declared a year ago, that he had " labored nineteen years to take nine teen states out of this union," has more re gard for ilie sanctity of an oath than the pre tended christian abolitionist Ira Avery. In a late letter (dated July 21, 1863) publtsned in the Liberator , the leading abolition or gan in the country, Phillips, in speaking of himself, and kindred abolitionists, said: " He refused to take office and swear to support the Constitution because we could not promise to do what we thought sin— KK TURN SLAVICS TO THEIR MASTERS, for instance as required by the Constitution. Further than that, our effort to break the Union was only a means to an end. OUR OBJECT WAS THE ABOLITION OF BLAVERY." That Ira Avery has been a " life long abo litmnisf," no man who has known hitn med be told, lie does not and dare not deny it now. The testimony of scores, aye, hundreds of uien could be produced to prove the fact. Twenty years ago, (just the time Wendell Phillips entered upon the sa ae work,} Ira Avery encouraged, feasted, fed, paid and lis tened to the Abolition Lecure of P >it and Melvin in this town. And when ihe latter was driven from the pulpit he was desecrat ing ; Ira Avery was foremost in urging on a prosecution for the offence. Ho was the known and recognized abolition leader then. Even his party friends point to him as an original, simon-pure one now. He has re peatedly declared himself one, and yet. he has not '• refused to take office has not refused to " swear to support the constitution," but has held office almost constantly, for more than twenty years ; and in order to do ro has repeatedly taken oaths to support the eon stitution, which ''required the return of slaves to their masters." Like Wendell Phillips he declared Slavery a sin—like h m he would not "return slaves to their masters," though unlike him he swre before high Heaven to support the constitution, which says they shall be returned. A man upon whoso conscience an oath rests an lightly that for the sake of the emolurmnt* of office, will swear to do, what he declares he will not do, ia a fi' tool to aid Phillip* in his "eff.rts ♦ break the Union."—a fit man to mourn thp fate o fhis co-worker, she traitor and murderer. John Brown—a Gt man to aid in t' e perpetration of the election frauds of 1838. where hundreds of illegal votes were re ceived from armed ruffians who drove from the polls, the old se'lers and legal voter* of the district ; but, not a fit man to teach Demo crats their duty in a time like this, when the very evils he has labored to consa nate and they to avert, are upon the country. P. S. Since wrifi.-.g the above, which was crowded out of cur lat issue, we find another h.rg winded and prosy article, "m the Repub lican bv Mr. Avery, which we have not yet read. If after reading, we find it contains am thing worthy of notice we may give it and the writer the consideration they merit. A gentleman of reliability ju*t from the army of General Rosencrans, has arrived at Louisville Ky., and savs that Rosencrans loss will not tall short of 20,000, some 8.000 of whom are prisoners. The fighting was the most bloody and desperate of the war, each army struggling with a desperation that amounted to frenzv. Notwithstanding the fact being well known to the military that a great battle would be fought between Rosen crans, and Brage, they removed a number of troops that could have been sent to Rosen crans, into Ohio, for the purpose of beating VaHandigbam. Tt hR been decided by the provost | Marshal General that men drifted, who hare j paid three hundred dollars without being ex amined, and ate subsequently examined and j found ent tied to exemption, can have their 1 commutation morey refunded. Those hav ing substitutes in the service on March 3, 1863. and being drafted, have paid commuta tion. are entitled to have it reirotuirsed. And those who. under these circumstances, have the amount actually paid for such substitutes refunded on making a claim, and producing I tbe proof of payment,. J The McClellan Testimonial, CA*P NEAR THE RAPID.* N, ? Virginia, October 3. $ To THE EDITOR or THE WORJ.D : You l aw probably beard that the McClel lan testimonial has been abandoned This token of the respect and confidence felt for hitn by his old array, originated with the best and truest men in the employ f the government. The subscription' was headed by General Meade, and was signed by almost every man of note as a soldier. I statu this in order that you tnay understand that,- like all his other statements in reference to Mc- Clellan, the allegation < f F-*rney that it was without any sanction at headquarters, wa* false. It was intended to apply the money raised to the purchase of a sword, or a ser vice of plate, anu a very large sum had been c -mrifuted. The only difficulty was in re straining ihe subscription of the s-ldier* to ten cents each. The dreadful plot io honor their general was disc vered and Genera! Meade was sent for bv Mr Stanton, who in siMed mat it was contrary to regulations The general replied ihat he had received a sword, with Stanion'a sanction, only a few week ag ; hut the secretary was inexora ble, and by positive order the whole plan was abandoned. You can imagine the disgust of the officer* i and the anger of the soldiers. It Would be unsafe for ihe Secretary of War t< visit camp ijust now. The men whose confidence and affict ■on McC'iellan won, without any relax ation of diacipluie; in whom he created au arJor, which i* the most convincing proof of the manly merit of a commander; whom he fought with skill, though always clogged by imbecility ami treachery of the War Depart ment ; who kuow-> that he has no ambition but io st rve hi* country and to aid in rest or ing a constitutional Union; who know that he has refused to take any pari in politics or even to answer the vile lies of Forney, and Curiin and Stanton—l say such men who esteem themselves ihe children of his crea tion, whom he baptised s soldiers in the fire of battle will never forgive his traducers or forget their general. They only pray for the time when they can vote for him if they can not fight under him. AN OFPICSP. or THE ARMY OF THE POTO MAC Pretty Incidents We have heard of a very pretty little inci dent the other day, which wo can not help relating. A youug lady from the North, it seems, was wooed and won by a youthful physician living in California, When the engagement was made, the doctor was rich having been very successful at San Francisco. It had nof existed six months however, when by an unfortunate investment, ho lost bis en tire "heap " This event came upon him it should lie added, just as he was making ready to come and claim his bride. What does he do? Why, like an honorable chivalrous young fellow like he is, sits d >wn and writes ihe lad.v every particular of the unhappy turn which had taken place in his fortunes, assur ing her that if the effect produces any change in her feelmgs toward him, -he is released from every pr-.inise she had made to him And what does the dear goo I girl do ? Why she takes a lump of pun* gold, which her lov ea bad sunt her when in prop ri'y, us a keep sake, and having it manufaci ored into a ring, forwards it to him. with the following bible inscription, engraved in distinct characters on the outside: " Entreat me not to leave thee, or to re turn Irom following after thee ; for whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodg est I will lodge ; thy peop'e shall be my peo ple and thy God my God . where thou diest 1 will die, and there will I be buried;, the Lord do so to nve and tnnpe slco, if aught but death part thee and me." The lover idol Jed his sweetheart m>>re than ever when he received this precious ev idence of her devotion to him, both in storm and -unshine. We may add that fortune >ion again smiled up'n the young and ar dent physician an i thai he subsequently re turned to the Norih, to wed the sweet girl he loved, and who loved hiin with such an undoing affection.. Nay, more,, the happy bride and bridegroom passed through our city, not long since, tin their way to the borne of the latter in the golden State Reader this is alt true. Young ladies who read the bible as closely at the heroine of our incident seems to have done are pretty sure to make good sweet hearts and better wives —Church's Bazerre r ry Tho Spirit of the Democracy will not be quenched by persecution or abuse. It is not to be discouraged by the vast difficul ties which hedge it, in its glorious m : "sion to resiorc this land to its old footing of constitu tional law and liberty. It appreciates the terrible power which is terribly wielded by its opponents—power given for another pur pose- but it does not despair, through the innate virtue of the ponple and tie awaken ing intelligence of the people, of overcoming all these extraordinary means leveled against it. and of finally saving the institutions which our fathers bequeathed us. The Republican party is committing politi caf suicide. It gloats in the idea that it is i absorbing for all time in itself the manage ment of this great nation. It will wake up from this feverish dream, as the Turk awoke, 1 who according to our American poet, saw in visions of the hight, a preud people bending in suppliance to his brutal behests, only it will not be the clash uf arms but the drop, ping of thouoanda of ballots that will disturb this frantic faction from ita drunken repose. Let us be of good sober, solid hope. The 1 great masses of this repoMic hare not grown ' indifferent to the government of their fathers. They will, in their own g od time, rescue it, though every hour of the day should witness a new decree, unwarranted by our laws, ia sued from the foolish cuncils of the Capitol. The dawn ia at hand. Be hopeful ! Be res- olute I Be vigilant!— T l ain Dealer. COMMUNICATIONS. For The Democrat. J DEWITT, ESU DEAR SIR :—My first impression on perusing your c<>mra*inicati n to me in the Democrat of the 7th inat., was, that I would treat it with silent contempt On m<>re mature reflection however, f con eluded that it was a doty which T owed at least to myself, to correct some <>f your state ments ; whether made ignorautly, or muli ciously, I shall leave to the decision of our readers. I admire an honorable opponent, while I hold in contempt the scribbling pen fogger I regret that you should atoop so low as 'o attempt to sustains position* which yon ought to know to be incorrect, and all for the apparent purport f victory. . shall not pause notice your remarks about 44 official influence," 44 preaching ones self," " slopping over the brim when the ves sel was disbursed', I ' —very elegant and lucid phraseology—that t4 the public would have more regard for the teachihg* of ihe Ifible than for any npini-m that eveii" / "may en teriain"—wonderful annouuceideii' ! The foregoing ex ract* and much iri *re of your letter remind, me of a receipt f>r a pop ulr lecture, namely : 44 Take one drop ot thought heat it up MI a bu-hel of bubble an i throw rainbow, uti u for on.- hour" Y-u have given us the one drop of ih ught and the boshel of bubble, bu< you have tailed to throw on the rainbows P--riiap* you will do better next tmie I am more than ever urpri*ed at y>ur "an dacity" in asserting that I nave seen "tit ti raise a personal issue, rattier than to discuss the question proposed" In this remark vu unquestionably desire to C'nT*y the iinpn-s SKIII, that I have refused to discuss the ques tion of slavery. Have I defined t< meet the qu- ation sqnirelv and fairly ? 1 have decltn ed to discuss * question proposed by you, and for reasons already given in a former let'er I again invite you to a discussion of the ques . tion, "Is American Slaveay consisteit with Christianity or the Bible?" I am astonished at the quihblihg which you employ as reasons for refusing to discuss the above question ; 1 am still mora astonished when you affirm that "it is fust as muc ■ of an affirmation to •ay that slavery is inconsistent with the Bi ; ble, as to sav that it is consistent ." Are the word* " consistent and inco'isistcnl " synon- ' otnous ? Are they both negative-, or both j affirmatives? I have nev.r asked you to prove a negative. The question winch I pro posed, is affirmative in sense and in form, while your question is affirmative in form but negative in sense* I repeat it, my qu- stion does not differ according to your own conces sion from the one discussed by Bishop H >p , kins. I now ask, does the Bishop prove a t negative in hi* pamphlet ? Faco the music ; sir, let there be no dodging at ibis point.— < Does he not employ the following language alter some preliminary remarks 7 namely : j • 4 I proceed' according to the evidence of he Sacred Scriptures, which long anproduced complete conviction in my own mind, a.id ( must, as I regard it, be equally conclusive to every candid and sincere inquirer. When the array of positive pr-*f in exhiterrdy I shall consider t lie object ions ami exauvne their Val ( idity with all ti.e fairness in tn\ jM.wer." (See Bible view of Slavery, page 2 d.) Now sir, does not the Bis'iop first attempt to prove that slavery is fully auth •rxed b-.ih ( in tlic Old and Huw and in the second place, -ry to refute the objections rail ed against the system ? Do you deny this ? Either Tdo not require you to pr >ve a ne.-a tive,or the Bishop has attempted i. Which . horn of the dilemma will you fake? When j you shall havesucce ded in establishing that , the Bishop's p sitive proof i* negative, I will consent to relieve you from your einhar j assment. . Your atyle is so extreraelv transparent and ; ' your arguments so wonderfully conclusive ! , ' that you ceriainlv deserve tho following eulo- 1 gy for your production. " He is in logic a great critic, Profoundly skilled in analytic' He'll undeitake to prove by force Of argument, a manx's no borrt. I He'll prove a buxtard is no fowl, I A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, I i And rooks committee men and trustees. , All this by syllogism, true In mood and figure he will do." I did expeat,. 1 had t:ie ngftt to exp> ci 'hat ( you would have the honor and frankness to confess whether you did or did not be'ieve the Bihop's doctrine as contained in his let ter. Instead of this you positively assert that you wiH not declare your "private opm ion or belief on the slavery question." Are you ashamed or afraid to publicly announce your sent incuts on this subject 7 or are vou watting to see what conviction the logic of events now transpiring, may produce in your mind ? I am really anxious to know your "privito opinion and belief on the slavery question." It is very possible that I am inis'aken in sup posing that you sre yro-tlaverv in sentiment,' for aught I know to the contrary, you may be a full fledged abolitionist in "private "pinMi" and a full grown copperhead in "b- lief." As: ! I do not wish to do you injustice. I hope that you will throw some light upon these grave questions. Are you aahamsd of the Bishop's company and of those who are engaged in circulating his letter as a political tract 7 I afraid sir, that the Bishop will be ashamed of you when he learns (if ever) of your duplicity. I ask, ts it dignified, is it honorable, is it manly, for you to attack me mi the subject of slavery, and then absolutely refuse to ac -1 knowledge your own "private opinion or b lief on the sibject 7" I The celebrated Burke in speeking of "neti ' trala," remarks that they "are men of no de cided character, without judgment to chooac, and without outrage to protean any principle whatsoever. Such men can see no cause. for this plain reason they have no cause at heart. I They are not hawke or kites , they are only i miserable h-wls, whose flight is n.f nb-ve their dung hill or linn ronsiv He nnlv thin? which occtirsto siich a itnwi tkn he has g- t a business to" others into Ink Bands is how to make Ins own fortune out of if. f would not take one of these as tny arbitrator in a do>pme for so much as a fish pond ; for if he reserved the mud to me, he would be sure to give the water 'hat led the p<#ol to iny adversary." I : ea*r ii to you to matte the application. Shame on 1 the man who can be neutral on the question of slavery sr the presetr time. You state thit all tbe legislation on the slave trade, gambling and rum selling, is re strictive and that theref re the legal implica tion is thai they are wrong; y..u then refbr to the provision in the co' atitunon requiring the return of fugitive slaves and remaik that it '* is protective and raises an opposite pre sumption," namely, that it is right The question involved is not one of legal right, but moral right. Is a thing right because it is protected by law, and wrong because it is re stricted by it ? Did not the law protect tbe slave • rade until it ptohihred it ; was it as a consequence righi ? Is slavery right because it is legally protected 1 Doe- not the law protect individuals in the enjoyment of eating and drinking wha* 'bey ple-e, ai d yet will V 'U afiir-n tl.at dm ken ts and'g'U' torn are rigtii ?• I' have nothing to recall an t- w a 1" h .Ve cal l iri reference to jour review of inv ser mon I" will t'ld tlm yoU-afe miitaken when you say 'hat I'charged the B>h..p with mis quoting Scrip ure. Bu I will not di-gr.ie<- myself bv *a> ing that you. lied in Hie " Very throat" when you said it'. You labor like a •ooutitaitl o bring forth a mouse when you attempt to omvict me of be ing an abolitionist. Wag it generous, was it gent'emanly on your part, to equivocate ai d pettilogg for the purpose of trying to make me appear a faUitier,afier f had positively de ■lied that I was an abolitionist, and de tied what I undeiNtoo 1 by lue term ? My ivc >rd on this subject an well as on other* i i belore the worl I. I have nothing to conceal, and I hope to he saved from the disgrace of refusing to declare publicly my private opinion and belief on the great issues of the day. I leave the dishonorable posi tion of noocoinmittalism to you. Yon ask " W ia does the public under stand by preaching abolitionism or by polit ical preaching ?" The public, 'he public sir ! Who are the public 1 Why sir, they are those who believe thai -laverv is a great moral evil, and do not call preaching against it aboli'ion ion or political preacoing. The pro slavery public, the minority, who are grow ing gloiiouaiy less every year are the only persons who elimor ah >iit abolitionism and political preaching, when the uihject of slavery is introduced min 'he pulpit And why are ihev so sentitive nil he slavery quest in 1 I aiiswr,- because they are fear Jul thai their craft is in dangee. I read on the title page of Bishop H >pkms "Bible view of Slavery"—published ' for rhe d'ifus ion of political k>io*l<- Ige"- Read"—" Di* ci;s"—" Dff .se " This I suppose when strictly an ! literally iiii>-rptvied men i*— " r ead" in fav r of sLvefv—''di-cus" 111 fav-.r of it in and out ol tfe pulpit—"diff ise" wtiatever yiu have on that side of the qties sioii, and will nut b pieaohing pod' ics, but the moment you 4 ' read"—" discuss" or " dif fuse" Hgamsi it, you shall be branded as an ab .fiiiomst ao<l cuar.ttd with- preaching p<l' II ICS. You insinuate that the agitation of rhe sla .en question in the Northern pulpit is for i political • fftct. If this agitation in the 1 Northern pulpit agaiost slavery is tor politic al efftet, what objec' have iho*e in view who agitate in favor of it ? Slave y sir, is a atu pendoos moral evil, it is a national cur*e. it has brought us upon the verge of ruin ; and | if preaching against this sin enures in conflict with any political party, then so inuc L the < worse ftr the party. If a party cannot sur vive unless it can continue to crush out the i mnhood of goino four millions of human be- i ings, rob them of every heaven born righi, and place them in the infam->u* position of i brutes, then the sooner that party dies the better Such a patty is an insult to high 1 heaven, and 1 a rft-giace to the world. A.id if you sir belong t • such t party TT O K mar j 1 vel that you refuse ' let*lar y -ur priv ite i | opinion or beliel on 'he "SI vt-r question " > ( Tdot i cfUrge y>xr wo ' -fn-* ft here le ' such %. party here a' tt.e N u 'h, the-i I w-iild •nos solemn! v appeal to tln-or to renounce this part of their political creed. You inform u* tiiat Christ au i his apostles rebuked sin wherever they found it to the face ol the transgressor The cifir*Kw, i* < to preach the gospel " i" B everv creature.— As y -u now and then, throw off the lawyer, and assume the d vine, why dToyownnt prac- 1 tice what yon preach 1 Why did you not J ' rebuke me' 1 to " the face instead f stabbing me in the dark ? Why did you not preach j your pro slavery doctrine, or gospel, (of which you appear ashamed ) '* to" ine instead of writing a long article about ine, and thus parade me before the public, wutle you re- i matned in the dark until bv the force of cir cumstances you were dragge'l out into open day light 2 But you also qu te from the dis cipltne for <uv special benefit.— ' Speak evil ! o< no man, Ac. Ke- p your thoughts witl in your own breast till you come to the person concerned." Why did you not keep your thot's within your breast till ynu came to me? A sinful act committed hy me would not bo come a rightious one by being performed by you. | Do you with to be understood that sin is not to be preached against unhss the per sons guiltv of those in* are present t- be re buked "to the face!" Must we not sav that drunk'-nnesew wrong am*** some drunk ard is pre sen to bo rebuked " to the face"—• or that some hwyer* are wicked D<M and ought to repent unless they are present to be relinked 2 Why ar, >t was my preaching 14 fo" your "/ace" that brought out your ti ride agaui at inc. I tried to do my dutv to you and 10, and behold, the reward that 1 am, receiving. 4 again assert that if your lan' guge means anvtblnp. it means, that yon Consider it •• improper" to discuss the ques tion ..f slavery. If the reader will turn to 'he Qcnmrat ..f Sept. 16'h he will find in jour article the following Words; " Asidw from this how improper.'' The seutenoe which directly precedes these words and those which immediately follow, determine' their meaning Your remarks relaii* e to John Wesley may pa** for what they are worth. Th'g character and reputation canikr be ed by the vile tongue "f slander, and the man wh' attempts it is beneath contempt* I nave never demMinced democrat **- ' J Copper heads ." A true democrat ia a true man politically—true to his country,- and true to humanity. But I have dcnounced rebels in the South and traitors in- the Norths and if such have assumed the name of demo crat* they alone are responsible for their by pocracy If a person may judge from what they read, see. and heir, there is a c'ass of men in the North who have more sympathy" for the arch rebe', Jeff Davis and his sup porters, than they have for the Presideut, and the success of the Northern army. I regret to be driven to the necessity of believ ing, iba there are men who are protected in the •njo>uie t of ilteir rights, who rejoice * -en "Ur forces are defeated and- ead when he rebe:s meet with a reverse. Such men nave their hearts in the Sooth, while their bo-lies are in the Norih. They sometime* resolve to prosecute the war, but more fie qnently reolve to d all they can to prevent its proseclition. I verily believe that this cla-* of individuils, i* d mg inore to prolong' this wretched rebellion, than all other agen cies combined Are such per-ons loyal, are they true to their country ? T appeal to roar sense of honor and patriotism for an answer. As a ministej and a citizen, I have he right to denounce this class, and I shall endeavor to do my duty to mv country bv publicly rebuking such vile traitors. As you appear to suspect my patriot iatfc, piay ir tell me what vou have do r© or said to exhibit yours? Have you given" your influence in favor of the present gov-- eminent ? I ave you not literally denounced 1 the powers that be ? Y -ur charge of bfiterfieswagaihiV the min isters of the M £. Church, and their want of patriotism in maintaining the unity of said* church, exhibits your ignorance of the facts in the premises. The division of the M - . Ei Church was indirectly produced through the influence of die same class of states rights,pro slavery political demagogues, that brought' on and com time the present rebellion We have just cane to feel indignant to ward siav-rv ind its supporter*. No churcl> has suffered as much as the M E. Church from this vile system. Some of hir mem ber* and ministers, have suffered martyrdom by the luthless and bloodv hands of tnob ruliug, and slave h>l ling d.npts. Tujtr blood cries for vengeance. We have not for got'en the llev. Mr. Bewley. who was taken b F.-rtW- rth. T< xas in Sept. IB6o,and hung - for no other offence thsn that of being • Northern Methodist. This fiend.*h and barbar os crime , was t coinmi'ted by that very class of men who re- . ceive sympathy and moral support from Northern- traitors. I hare no M>licitd,> to become a martyr lui if I do, it shall be in the cause of truth and right bnisties*. Hoping iliat y.u will have a pleasant time as a conscript, in the army, I remain* dear sir, Your Respectfully 11. BROYVNSCOMBC. Tunkhannock, Oct. 9th, 1863. True Patriotism and Ltyalt;DcflM4lya H Copperhead. •* Hon. Daniel W. Voorhee*, one of the most eloquent champions of Constitutional liberty in the coun.rv, and wno is now in Ohio advo cating the election of the Democratic ticket, delivered a speech in Columbus on September 21st. in the course of which he uttered these noble and |ta>rioiic sentiments : •' I have stood by the people, and I intend to stand by them ; and I intend to stand by mv Government; and my Government is the Government of this people; and when this people govern no longer, then coins kings, and crowns, and seep'res. and the ravens of office, and that is not tnv G -veroment, and I shall never "we it allegiance nevet ! [Tretnen d#i* cheering.) When it comes that the sceptre shgll pass fr>m he hands of thi* neo p!e—when ihe hour coines that the Consti tution shall be laid away—when the hour comes tha* von east no longer read the first line of the Constitution saving that this peo ple make this Government—when that hour comes, I want no other Government, no oth er country to reside in, except that silent p'ace, to which we are all hastening, and where all will at last lie down to ease our aching hearts. u Whenever and wherever in the wide page of history, a man is found to have aris en, who was afraid to trust the people,, thai man was made to be the tyrant of his day. Wherever vnu find"# man today that is try ing to change toe snutce of authority, the great river of sovereignty, from the hands of the man j— of the powerful many—to the fw at Washington, that man is a traitor.— [Cries of "That's so," and cheer*.] That is the disloval man, and I shall denounce him. Whenever yon find a parasite that cotnee to vou, and justifies the encroachment a on the rights and liberties of the people, supporting a grasping *piri of tyranny, tell that man when he laJks of traitors, ' thou art the man.'" , t S 000 A Naa. The machmerv of the Conscription law, with it* armv of Provost Marshals. Commis sioner*, Medirsl Examiners, Eornllers, Dep uties, CI rks, Ac., is ao cumbersome and ex pensive that it has been estimated the con -cripts will co*t the Government not leas than between tour and five thousand dollar# apiece. The Boston Pott saya i*' The same amount would have procured as volunteer* five timet the number of men.