Intelligence from various quarters.
The following collection of news and incidents from various quarters of the North
will suffice to acquaint our readers with what is now (and has been) transpiring in liberty crushed Yankeedom:
In regard to the the Pennsylvania
election, the Philadelphia North American
"The result of the late election in Philadelphia
turns out to be more disastrous than at first appeared.
Both branches of the City
Councils have fallen into the hands of the Democrats by bare majorities, carrying with them the various departments of the city government.
The same party carry ten out of seventeen members of Assembly from the city, and a Senator; and the majority of Thompson
(People's) for sheriff is so small that the army vote is said to swamp it. "
Upon this the Albany Argus
"The press of New York and Philadelphia
is silent in regard to these facts.
The telegraph has been silent also and the public is not permitted to know that the Republican party has been disastrously defeated in Pennsylvania
We hear that the vote of the State
shows a Democratic majority, and that the soldiers in camp have cast a majority of 15,000 for the Democratic
"We do not know how true this is; but the silence of the Administration press confirms this view of the result.
The Republican press of Pennsylvania
is too profligate in purpose and too rash in assertions to forego the pleasure of boasting its success in a partisan conflict, if it had achieved one"
Had no time to Spark.
A Wisconsin farmer wrote to his son who was in camp that he must return and help him thresh out the halves, even if he went back afterwards.
The son replied: "Dear Father, I can't go home at present.
I should be very glad to help you, but Uncle Sam has got a mighty sight bigger job of threshing on hand than you have and I'm bound to see him out of the woods first."
The following paragraph in regard to the redoubtable Pierce
, who led the Federal
forces in their late stampede from Big Bethel.
we find in the Taunton (Mass.) Gazette!
This officer is now at home in Freetown
, awaiting the recovery of his health, which has been quite feeble since his return from Old Point
, and the newspaper statement that he has been serving as a private in Col. Webster
's Regiment arose from the fact that while on a visit to Col.
W., he twice volunteered in case of alarm, and once came near being shot by the careless use of a musket in the hands of a volunteer, Gen. Pierce
had previously been in Washington
, asking an investigation of the Bethel affair, and was informed that the official reports of the battle contained nothing against him; all the bluster having originated in the New York papers, through the enmity of one man towards General Butler
and himself as Massachusetts
A blind Bigamist.
A blind man, named Thomas Bishop
, has been lately arrested at Zanesville, Ohio
, charged with marrying three women, also blind, since the 10th of September last.
From the first he obtained over two hundred dollars in money jewelry nothing, &c. I from the after four days some