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BABY IS KING
A rose-curtained cradle, where nestled within
Soft cambrio and flannel, lie pounds seventeen,
Is the throne of a tyrant —that pink Tittle thing
Is an autocrat august, for Baby is King.
Good, solemn grandfather dares hardly to speak
Or walk, lest the sleeper should hear his boots creak,
Grandma is a martyr, in habits and cap,
Which the monarch unsettles as well as her nap.
I'ap wise and mighty. just home from the House,
(Jrovrs meek on the threshold, nnd mores like a mouse.
T-> stare at the bundle ! then outward he goes,
it dephant trying to walk on his toes.
,-.n of the ball - room throws loyally down
f - ni. i tbe reses she wore in her crown,
: iittle love-songs of whom she loves best,
blossom she rocks on her breast
- -its and cousins before him bow low,
e rumples the ringlets, twists collars and bow
he uurso walk with his majesty's self.
i - i s when she stops, like a merciless elf.
lit dings right au l left his saucy, fat fist,
And then the next moment expects to be kissed ;
He 1- inands people's watches to batter about,
' sd meets a refusal with struggle and shout.
l'lien, failing to conquer, with passionate cry
He quivers his lips, keeps a tear in his eye;
And so wins the battle, this wise little thing,
If.- knows the world over, for Baby is King.
ll* HEXRV W LONGFELLOW.
0 little feet, that such long years
Must wander throngh doubts and fears.
Must acho and bleed beneath your load '
1 nearer to the wayside inn.
Where toil shall cea9e and reat begin,
Am weary, thinking of your road.
'u iittle hands, that, weak or strong,
Have still to serve or rule so long,
Have still so long to give or ask !
I who so much with book and pen
Have toiled among my fellow men,
Am weary, thinking of your task.
' little hearts, that throb and beat
With such impatient, feverish heat,
Such limitless and strong desires!
Mine, that so long have glowed and burned,
With passions into ashes turned,
Now covers and conceals its fires.
O little souls as pure and white
And crystalline as rays of light,
Direct from heaven, their source divine!
Refraoted through the mist of years,
How red my setting sun appears,
How lurid looks thiseersfi tf mine!
THE WAY THE PEOPLE'S MONEY
Butler says the government keeps too many j
generals in the service, ami yet refuses to send
in his own resignation. He gays there are now
one hundred and seventy major generals retain
ed—one for every five hundred men. In the
department of .the East there are eight major j
generals—one to -every ninety-eight men on du-1
ty in the department. This is much worse than
was supposed. The people can dispose of the !
services of most ef the generals, anf soldiers
too. Why the toiling masses in tiw. Northern
States should bo taxed to maintain these expen
sive military establishments among them, it '
is difficult to understand. It is time extrava
gant expenditures were-checked and a system
of rigid economy put in force.— Albany Anjua. |
We thought that £h<; numb' < •>! t. i-ves in |
the various departments of In govermeni were
stealing money enough to keep the public. Treas
ury empty ; but it seems that is not enough—
hence ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN 1 Y
FIVE FULL FLEDGED MAJOR GENER
ALS ARE KEI'T IN THE SERVICE—
which makes ONE GENERAL FOR EVERY
FIVE HUNDRED MEN. They are alldraw
ing full pay.
The pay of a Major General, allowances and
-all, foot up over FIVE THOUSAND DOL
LARS a year. What blessings are showered
on us by abolition rule !
Soldiers ! Who are your friends ? Read
In l*enft*yivania Col. W. W. H. Davis of the
iOltli Regiment, and Mtjor John P. Linton of
the o tth Regiment, arc the Democratic nomi
nees for Stats officers.
In Ohio Major Gen. George W. Morgan,
who was a soldier in the Mexican war, and also
performed glorious service in the late war under
Gen. Sherman, is the Democratic nominee for
In glorious New Jersey Major General Rua
yon is the Democratic nominee for Governor.
In lowa the Democrats unanimously ratified
the ticket nominated by the Soldiers' Conven
Thus you see, soldiers, that the Democracy
ire the real friends of the Soldier, and have join
ed hands with them to put down the negro suf
frage party. Fall into line! The brave columns
of the Democracy will be invincible and will
scatter in confusion the black eokorts who op
STILL Another LOYAL THIEF.
DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT.
NEW YORK, AUG. 21. —Luther Gallagher of
Bloomfield, N. J., recently in the Quartermas
ter's Department, was arrested to-day and sent
to Fort Warren, on the charge of defrauding the
Government by forgery.
< We shall certainly have to enlarge our paper
so as to be able to chronicle the eccentricities
ot the "Loyal" mur. who rob the public Treas
ury. Will some one of our readers keep an
account of the various sums stolen by the
' Loyalists" since the advent of the abolitionists
to power. Wo will publish it if we have to is
sue a dozen supplements, and we have no doubt
t would require them.— Defender.
Tiie Military Record
LIEUT. COL. JOHN P. LINTON,
The Democratic Candidate for Surveyor
VVc are indebted to Adjutant William 11.
Rose, of the 54 th reg-beenl, P. V-, for the fol
lowing succinct and graphic history of Coi.
Linton's military services!
HIS START IN LIVE.
Col. Linton come? of good Democratic stock,
being tbe eldest son of Robert P. Linton, vvbo
has been life long Democrat, and who has
served three terms as slretiff of Cambria Coun
ty, and has all along been a working partisan.
He was born in Johnstown, Cambria county,
in the year 1833, arid is thirty-two years of
age. He was a student at Jefferson College.
Cae.onsburg, Pennsylvania, but his eyesight
failing, he was compelled to leave college. He
did not, however, entirely give up his studies,
but continued to store his mind with a vast
fund of useful knowledge, gathered under su< h
adverse cvmsmstanoes as would have utterly
deterred a man of less energy and determina
tion. In 1832 his eyesight was sufficiently re
stored to enable him to study, and he at once
entered the law office of lion. C. L. Pershing,
of Johnstown, where for three years he was an
indefatigable student. In 1855 he was admit
ted to the practice law. Immediately thereaf
ter he was taken into partnership with his pre
ceptor, Hon. C. L. Pershing, in which he con
tinued until 1858.
IIS SERVES IN THE THREE MONTHS CAMPAIGN.
Whilst in the midst of a successful career,
the war of the great rebellion broke out, and
the call was made for troops. Col. Linton wa3
First Leiutenant of a volunteer organization,
composed almost if not exclusivbp, of Demo rats.
The company at once elected hiia Captain, and
he marched it to Camp CurO.n, where it was
designated as Company F, Third Petina. Vol-
HE GOES IN FOR THREE YEARS.
Immediately after the termination of the
three months campaign, under Maj. Gen. Pat
terson, Col. Linton, in conjunction with his pres
ent competitor, Col. Jacob M. Campbell, set
about raising a regiment for the three years'
service. This was accomplished, and Linton,
by the unanimous voice of his companions of
the three months service, was selected as Major, j
The regiment was designated the 54th Pa. Vols, j
WHERE THE REGIMENT WAS STATIONED.
The regiment was stationed for a long time,
along the Baltimore and Ohio - railroad, guard
ing it, as well as protecting the lower tier of
counties in Pennsylvania. We may here say !
that, although for a long time unknown to
fame, this regiment occupied and protected fif
ty-six miles oi that important artery of supply
for Washington and the Army of the Potomac.
Its duty was the most arduous and trying, re
quiring the utmost diligence and watchfulness
of both officers and men; but a single compa- j
ny at a ford, and these were miles apart, and
each exposed to very imminent danger of being
cut off and captured.
A SCOUT AND SKIRMISH.
Major hintou was stationed at South Branch,
the extreme western post, until Lee invaded
Maryland. The regime nl at this time was a
part of Col. D S Miles' command. When
Harper's Ferry fell, the 54th was the only reg
iment of the command that escaped the sur
render. Back Creek Bridge, the extreme east
ern post, being threatened by the enemy, Major
Linton was transferred from the west and as
signed to the command of the same. Whilst
the rear guard of Jackson's army, marching to
invest Harper's Ferry, was passing, within one
mile of Major Linton's post, Col. Campbell
and Major Linton with thirty men pushed out
from Linton's camp and suddenly attacking,
threw the rebels into confusion, who, thinking
themselves attacked by a large force, tied in ev
ery direction. Returning to his post, Major
Linton continued to hold it in the very face of
the enemy, being constantly in sight of their
lines, and liable at any moment to attack.
; HE GUARDS A RRADGG WITH "QUAKER GUNS "
Afcer tie battle .of Antietam, the whole rebel
| army was concentrated at Martinsburg, enga
ged in destroying the railroad. Major Linton
| with a single company of infantry held a post
[ guarding an important bridge but twelve miles
from the main body of the rebel army and in
canetaat sight of their scouting parties. By
•constantly scouting; by repeated skirmishes; by
erecting log breast-works, ami mounting "Qua
ker guns;" by blowing up stumps mornings and
evenings, to imitate the discharge of artillery,
he deceived the rebels effectually as to his
strengih. £n this be was of eotirse sustained
by Col. Campbell, who assisted in the deception
by bringing companies from other posts by rail
to Back Creek, which were marched and coun
termarched in and out of the breastworks and
iri face of the enemy, with a great show of
strength, when they were then quietly moved
off to their proper posts, leaving Linton alone
,to keep the works. By these devices the rebels
; were deceived and held in check for two weeks,
but early or.e morning they marched with a
large force of cavalry, infantry and artillery to
attack, and by their superior numbers compel
led the Major to fall back slowly three miles to
Cherry Run, where he was met by Col. Camp
bell with reinfoccemcnts. An effort was made
to dislodge the rebels, but it failed, and Major
Linton was left with but two companies of in
fantry at Cherry Run to watch the movements
and defend as best he could, the road. By con
stant diligence and activity, suddenly appear
ing at unexpected points, he succeeded in his
perilous duty. At Maynard's Mil!, he came
unexpectedly on a force of rebel cavalry, three
or four timee his numbers, and completely rout
ed them. Not content with hearing how affairs
'stood, Major Linton always accompanied his
scouting parties and persenally directed their
movements, after penetrating the rebel lines,
and ouce barely escaping them
Freedom of Thought and Opinion.
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORPIING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1565.
PROMOTED TO RIEUX CORONER.
At length the regiment was, in December,
1802. concentrated and relieved from its duties
of railroad guarding. Lieut. Col. U. McDer
mot having been compelled to resign on ac
count of ill health, Major Linton was, Februa
ry 1, 18G3, promoted to fill the vacancy. In j
March, 1863, we find the 54tii aUHomney, Va. !
Col. Campbell having been assigned to the com- !
mand of a brigade, Colonel Linton took com- I
mand of the regiment. Here Col. Linton as
siduously labored to perfect his regiment in
drill and,by his untiring energy s.tid knowledge of
tactics, made it, what wc believe it was, among
the beat drilled regiments in service, and cer
tainly second to none in the Department of West
lIE COMMANDS THE REGIMENT.
Gin. Lee having again crossed the I'ctomac
Gen. Kelley concentrated his troops, crossed
the Potomac and occupied Hedgesville near
Martinshurg; the 54th formed a part of the
second brigade, of which Col. Campbell
was the commander. Gen. Ivelley's forces, af
ter a heavy skirmish, likely to be surround
ed and captured, were withdrawn to the north
side of the Potomac, leaving Col. Liuton with
the 54 th regiment alone, on Ine south side, with i
a swollen river in their rear and the rebel for- \
ces in front Hut the rebels contented them- j
selves with throwing a couple of shell into the >
regiment, ami ther, withdrew. Thence the i
second brigade marched through the country
to its old camp at Kumney, Va.
WE SEPCESKS AN ATTACK.
in September, 1863, Col. Mulligan was ly
ing in an exposed position at Petersburg, Va.,
and Col. Linton marched to his relief. Whilst
pushing rapidly along he was suddenly attacked
by the rebels, but they were promptly put to
flight. Subsequently the regiment was station
ed at Springfield, Va., from which place Col.
Linton made two efforts to capture the notori
ous McNeil, but infantry could not march as j
rapidly as cavalry, and McNeil escaped
HE IS WOUNDED IN THE THIGH.
When Sigel started on his expediton Up the i
Valley, the 54 th was assigned to the Second
brigade of tire First division, and Col. Camp
bell took command of the regiment. On the
15th of May, 18G4, the disastrous battle of
New Market was fought. The 54th was on
the extreme left, and although it bore the j
brunt of the battle, was the last to leave thel
field. Almost surrounded—with the enemy in j
front and on both flanks— the gallant feffuws (
were at last compelled to doggedly yield. Whilst !
doing his utmost u raliy the men and contin- j
uc the fight, Col. Linton received a wound in
the left thigh from a musket ball. He suc
ceeded, however, in getting safely back with
the regiment, lteing now unfit for duty he re
ceived a leave of absence arul went home. While
he was absent the regiment inarched up the
Valley with Hunter.
HE COMMANDS A BAIT AI JON IN BATTLE.
Promptly at iha expiration of his time, his
wound still unhealed, he reported to Gen. Sigel
at Martinshurg. As he could not then reach
his regiment, he was assigned to the command
of a battalion in Col Mulligan's brigade, which
started !o join Gen. Hunter, but was met by a
large force of the enemy and compelled to fail
back on Sigcl. On the 3d of July, 1864; the
rebel Gen. Ransom attacked Mulligan and a
bri>k battle ensued, Col. Linton doing his full
share with his battalion, a number of his men
being killed, wounded and captured. The reb
el* were held in check. Sigel withdrew his
forces to Maryland flights, where lie was be
sieged. In (he mean time Col Campbell had
been assigned to the command of a brigade by
Gen. Hunter and Col. Linton took command
of the regiment, which was now a part of Gen.
HE COMMANDS A BRIG VDF, AT SNICKER'S FERRY
AND'IS WOUNDED IN THE RIGHT SHOULDER.
Gen. Crooks marched to Snickei's Ferry,
where on 'he 18th of July, a battle was fought.
In the midst of the fight, Col. Frost, who com
manded the brigade to which the 54th belong
ed, was killed, when the command of the bri
gade devolved on Col. Linton, now the senior
officer present. Soon after taking command
and whilst personally superintending a move
ment of the troops; extricating them from the
dangerous position in which they then were,
Col. Lan ton received a woqnd from a OMM&at
ball in the right fhotiWer, Yet he gallantly
kept the field. Gen. Crooks withdrew ami
subsequently marched to Winchester. Col.
Linton, though suffering from his wound, still
continued in the flehl.
ANOTHER EATTEE A IALX. AND ANOTHER
On the 25d of July the rebels attacked
Crooks, but were after a good deal of fighting,
repulsed. July 24th, they renewed the attack.
The brunt of the battle for a long time was
bqrne by Mulligan's division, in which was
Linton's brigade, and which he still ably com
manded and nobly fought. Here fell Col. Mul
ligan. The fighting was desperate. Crooks
fought his men with the courage of a lion, but
the force of numbers compelled the stubborn old i
"war horse" to yield. The retreat began—at 1
first orderly, but it almost ended in a rout. The '
night was extremely dark. Col. Linton, still
suffering from his wound, kept together his
small brigade, wasted by hard fighting to but
little more than a regiment. Slowly he fell j
back, keeping bis men from stampeding. Rid
ing off the side of the road to ascertain what
force was nearest him, his horse stumbled over
a stone pile and fell, throwing the Col. violent
ly to the ground. In the fall his wounded
shoulder eame in contact with the hilt of his
sabre, which broke the collar bone. Although
suffering the most excruciating pain, lie did
not yield until the danger was over. He was
then sent to hospital, and obtaining a leave of
absence, went home, butpromptly returned to
; duty when the leave expired, although his
! wounds were still unhealed and painful
TE GO-MVRAXNS A BRIGADE IN THE BATTLE OF
BERRY VI RLE.
One of the companies of the regiment hav>
ing been mestered out, and the regiment thus
reduced to less than a maximum Col. Campbell
whose term of service had expired, received
j outers to proceed to Harper's Ferry for muster
; out. He was mustered out Sept. 3, 18G4,
when the Command of lire brigade devolved on
Cbl. Harris—Linton being still in command of
the regiment. Col. Harris having been "minted
bv a fall, Co'* Linton took command of the
brigade and with it fought through the battle
of Berryville, where the rebels were repulsed,
HE LEADS THE 54-xn IN THE BATTLE OF WIN
CHESTER AND IS SHOT THROUCH TIIE SHOUL
At the last great batile of Winchester, Col.
Linton was destined to receive his last and most
! severe of his many wounds. Gallantly lead
ing Ins regiment to the charge, amid a perfect
storm of bullets, grape and canister, he receiv
ed in his seemingly fated right arm and shoul
der, a canister shot, w liieh deprives him of the
free use of that good right hand which dealt so ,
| many blows to the enemy. For some time it j
j was feared that he would lose his life while in !
| the hospital, but thanks to a merciful Provi
deuce and a robust constitution, he recovered. |
Ilis wound, however, continued to suppurate,
! anil was not entirely healed until after his
On the 9th of Febuary, 1805, Col. Linton
was honorably discharged, having been in ac
tive service from !BGI.
HIS PRIVATE CHARACTER
In private life there is not a man of purer
character in the state than Col. Linton. A
gainsthis fair fame not a breath of slander can
be raised. Here, where he is known, neither
friend or foe can say aught to his discredit, and j
both alike acknowledge his untarnished moral ,
worth. Strictly temperate, sternly honest, tru- j
ly honorable—those are his admitted character
istics. Socially, none could be more gentle,
affable nd obliging than he. Fearless in the
discharge ofevery duty, he cannot lie swerved
from its performance either by threat or en
treaty. He wills to do right, and does it, re
gardless of friends or foe. Col. Linton is a
mong the foremost of the lawyers! of his district
although but a young man. He is a fluent
speaker, a ready debater, a sound and logical
thinker, a man of liberal education thoroughly
alive to all the great questions of the day; a
Democrat from pure and honest conviction; he
is one well qualified for the championship or
the great party to which he belongs, and en
tirely worthy of the hearty support of the
people at the comming election. In him should
lie be elected, the people will find an honest
capable od worthy officer.
DISCOVERIES OP COITER ORE. —According to
the Hagerstown Mail recent developments have
brought to light some very rich, and as it is sup
posed, inexhaustible veins of copper ore in Wash
ington county, Md. The Mait says :
These discoveries have been made in the
South Mountain, in the vicinity of Mt. Xion
Church and arc within easy striking distance of
the contemplated extension of the Western
Maryland Railroad to Hagerstown. A com
pany of gentlemen, residing in this place and
Baltimore, have purchased several tracts of
land where this copper ore has been found, and
we understand are preparing to develope the
discoveries. The farm of Mr. John L. Davis
has been purchased and sufficient experiments
tested to prove beyond question that copper in
its native state was to be found in inexhausti
ble quantities on this one farm. These rich
discoveries of mineral wealth will most certain
ly give a fresh impetus in the work of build
ing tiie Western Maryland Railroad. The road
ought to be built without delay, and this great
wealth opened up for transit to market. Bal
timore would gain immensely by this road,
from this source of profit, as well as from our
great agricultural wealth, and she ought to
strain every nerve to have this road built at the
How THE NEGROES WORK IN THE SOUTH. —
Calvin Fay, formerly of Buffalo, New York,
now a architect in Atlanta, Georgia, writes
a private letter to a Buffalo friend, from
which tho Buffalo Courier makes the following
"But we are sot so sanguine with regard to
tho most troublesome element in our population,
the negroes. They arc the most worthless,
lazy, filthy, thieving set of vagabonds, that
you can conceive of. They have been turned
loose upon us without any idea of making a
living for themselves. Their idea of freedom
is to have plenty to eat and nothing to do. —
They flock to the cities where they get some
protection and assistance iu stealing train Yan
kee soldiers. I see nothing ahead for them but
"Everything is going ahead here very rapid
ly, and Atlanta bids fair to be the largest city
in Georgia, unless the negro population ruins
the country. My impression, however, is that
j foreign and Northern emigration will have to
take the place of this negro population, and
they will he pushed back to the lower, sickly
i regions, and finally exterminated. This must
I be so, as they are poor, worthless and lazy and
they are despised now by everybody, and by
\ all classes. Their former owners have* lost all
interest in them, and they are left without pro
tection. Four creatures, I pity them ! Their
friends have ruined them. They have made
them free without any preparation, and they
are unfitted for anything. Perhaps God will
forgive them for it."
trln the Shoddy Convention of Susquehan
na county, Pa., Galusha A. Grow made a
speech denunciatory of President Johnson's
restoration policy, asserted that the worst dan
gers were yet to be met, and declared that the
, equality of all colors was the true policy.
WIIOLi: itIIUBER, 5314
OUR STATE CANDIDATES.
The committee appointed to inform Messrs'
DAVIS and LINTON ot their nomination, respec
tively, for tlie offices of Auditor General and
Surveyor General, have performed the duty as
signed to them, and send us the responses, which
we publish beloW. It will be seen that our
candidates stand squarely upon the glorious
platform of the Democratic State Convention
Letter of Col. W. W. H. Davis.
DGYXFETCWN, PKNS'A, JF
August 29 th, 1865. j
Messrs. Jacob Zeigler, Wm. Bennett , Henry
S. Mott, Wm. V. McGrath and Robert L.
GKNTI.KUKN —I have the honor to acknowl
edge the reception of your letter of the 25th in
stant, announcing my nomination as Democrat
ic candidate lor Auditor General of the State.
Although the position was not sought for by
me, 1 accept the nomination, and lender my
thanks for the compliment thus paid ine. A
decent respect for the opinion of the people of
Pennsylvania, whose suffrage is solicited, seems
to require a frank statement of my views.
1 was opposed to secession, even when sim
ply a political dogma, advocated at the hustings
and at the forum; which is proved by my sub
sequent conduct when it had grown into armed
I am opposed to negro suffrage, as every
white man should be. Nature has erected a
barrier against tire two races enjoying equal
political rights ia the same community where
they approximate in numbers as in the .South
ern States. San Domingo is a good case in
point to prove the incompatibility of the two
races exercising equal political privileges in
harmony. There has been almost perpetual
warfare between the negroes and mulattoes
since the island has been in their possession;
which has been only a struggle for the ruling
influence between the pure African and the
mixed blood*. If this people, of the same race,
but of different caste, cannot govern a small
island in peace, what are we to suppose would
be the condition of things when the negro comes
into competition with the pure Caucasian in
the struggle for empire in the South ? The
founders of our government intended that the
white should be the governing race in this coun
try, and it will be a calamitous day for both
people when the black man is given the politi
cal franchise, and entitled to huM office, i aia
opposed to any change in the State Constitu
tion in this respect; and deny to Congress all
right whatever to tix the qualification for suf
frage in any State.
I am in favor of President Johnson's policy
of restoring the States, lately in rebellion, to
their constitutional obligations. I cannot ad
mit that their ordinances of secession took any
of them out of the Union. For a time an ar
med force interrupted their constitutional func
tions, but did not destroy their identity as States.
Ifer.ce the States, in their political significa
tion, not having been destroyed, they need no
reconstruction, but simply to be restored to
their reciprocal rights and duties; when the
Union will be made whole as before. When
ever they shall send representatives to Congress
who are qualified by the Constitution, and the
laws of the respective States, there is no right
ful power in that ho ly to refuse their admis
sion. I appreciate the peculiar and trying sit
uation of the President, and think he should be
treated with forbearance by all parties. His
plan of restoration gives evidence that he does
not intend t'o ignore the rights of the States,
and be led captive by the radical doctrine of
The Convention did well to demand an im
mediate and complete restoration of all civil
rights in the loyal States. If there was an ex
cuse for withholding them in the days of actual
rebellion, there certainly can be none now. You
1 say to the President firmly, but kindly, restore
to the people the habeas corpus and trial by ju-
I ry, as fully as they wore enjoyed before the re
bellion, and abolish military courts except for
the trial of persons in the military or naval
service of the United States. These things are
granted to the people by the Constitution, and
withholding them violates it in spirit and in
fact. When we ask that they be restored, we
ouly demand what belongs to us.
I am in favor of the most rigid system of e
conomy in the administration of public affairs.
In view of the heavy taxation there should
be retrenchment in every possible way. All
officers, civil or military, whose services a
state of peace doeß not absolutely require, should
be dispensed with; and our system of taxation
should be so amended and equalized, that every
man will be obliged to bear his share of the
public burden according to his ability.
I am pleased that the Convention took ac
tion on the subject of equaliUhg the bounties
of soldiers. There is every reason why the
patriotic men who enlisted in 1861 and '62
should be placed on an equality wit If those who
enlisted at a later period. Should Ibe elected,
whatever influence I may possess, official or
otherwise, will be exercised in obtaining justice,
for the early defenders of the government.
Whatever honor others may have acquired in
the eontest just closed, the private soldier, who
bore the heat and burden of the day, will
always remain the true hereof the war, and ho
is entitled, at all times, to our consideration and
gratitude. My past history is sufficient guar
antee that I shall not overlook his claims. I re
main, very respectfully, your ol>edieut servant,
W. H. H. DAVIS.
LETTER OF COL. JOHN P. LINTON.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., August 29, 1865.
GENTI.EMBN: Your favor of the 25th inst.,
officially informing me of my nomination for
Surveyor General "by the Democratic State
Convention which assembled at Harrisburg on
the 24 th inst.," has just been received.
Not only was this nomination unsought and
unexpected on my part, but if 1 had been con
sulted beforehand I would have urged my friends
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not to introduce my name before the Conven
tion. Any hesitation, however, in now accept
ing, might be construed into a want of appre
ciation of the distinguished honor conferred
by the Convention, or a want of faith in tiio
principles promulgated by it. I certantly feci
neither. The importance of the position would
have been my chief reason for not soliciting
it, and the resolutions adopted are but a prac
ticed application to existing exgcncies of those
cardinal principles of Democracy which I have
always conscientiously maintained.
Accepting, therefore, this nomination and
its responsibilities, I remain,
John P. Liivton.
To J. Xiegler, Win. lien net t, Henry S. Mutt,
Win. V. M'Grath and K. L. Johnson, Com
!' HEAT IN INDIA,
The heat in nart of June was extraordinary
At Luck now such heat had not been experienc
ed lor years. At seven in the morning of mid
summer-day the thermometer marked ninety
six degrees. At Delhi for two weeks it ranged
hum one hundred and six to one hundred and
nine degrees. At Uuiballa it reached one hun
dred and twenty degrees in the shade. Even
natives .succumbed rn scores to the intense heat.
At Lahore it proved fatal to JJuwab Alii lie/a
Khan, who will be remembered as the guardian
of the lives of tbe Cabui prisoners in 1842.
Ite saved theTawiuiCes and many others, and
for his humanity forfeited his property and bis
country. — Delhi Gazette.
Let every candid Republican remember that
every Republican State Convention that has
spoken upon the negro question has endorsed
negro suffrage Every leading journal of that
party has endorsed neyro suffrage Every leading
Abolition politician has boldly demanded that bis
party should recognise negro equality in every
sense ' Sec the speeches and letters of Wendell
Phillips, ex-Secretary Chase, lienry Winter
Davis, Garret Smith, Simon Cameron, Horace
Greedy, and the resolution of the Republican
State Conventions of Maine, Vermont, Massa
chusetts, Ohio, and lowa.
" C3~A negro mass meeting was held at Hunts
ville, Ala., August 2'd. About two thousand
former slaves were present. They were ad
dressed by General Fisk, of tbe Freedmen's
Dureau, who told them that whatever was de
trimeu'al to the black mar. was detrimental a
like to the white man. He had hoped to be
able to lease some abandoned plantations to
them; but as President Johnson, he believed,
'•was going to pardon all the rebels," their
prospects were not so good in tins respect as
they had been. He advised them to live mor
ally, to work on shares, and to disabuse their
minds of the notion that their old masters' es
tates were going to be cut up amongst them.—
He told them they should have justice and fair
play, but otherwise they must, "work out their
RADICALS TAKE Nottcs.— lN a speech deliv
ered by President Johnson, in the United States
Senate, in 18-33, he made the following emphat
ic declaration r
"The man who deliberately and boldly as
serts that Thomas Jefferson, when he penned
the sentiment that all men were created equal,
had the negro in his mind, is either an idiot or
The Abolitionists should make a note of this
unqualified condemnation of one of their pet
O"Republicans of Ohio are engaged in di
viding the honors of candidateship lietwoon
civilians and "soldiers," in their nominating
conventions. They put civilians on the ticket
in those districts where they can elect, and sol
diers where they cannot. This may twin out a
very even division —numerically.
Mi;. STEPHENS. —The Washington correspon
dent of the Philadelphia Ledger says:
The President has declined to order the re
lease of A. Id. Stephens from Fort Warren,
while his application for pardon remains unac
ted upon —Otherwise, however, he has direc
that he be kept as thoroughly comfortable a3
the facilities of bis temporary abode will allow.
Linton Stephens, who has gor.e to visit him. is
a half and not full brother of the distinguished
rebel. Major General Hooker, it is said, has
reversed the policy of Gen. Dix, and allows the
freest correspondence, with Mr. Stephens. The
apartments he occupies have been changed to
the locality occupied by the officers of the fort.
TELL IT ALL. —The abolition journals are
boasting loudly over the fact that Jacob M.
Campbell, their candidate for Surveyor Gener
al, has "subscribed $30,000 to the war loan of
the State." Why don't they tell the people
that these thirty thousand dollars yield him
an income, in interest, of one thousand eight
hundred dollars annually, and upon the wholo
amount he does not pay one cent of tax! Why
don't they tell them that this amount is simply
so much wealth drawn from the taxable prop
erty of the State, and that the farmer, the me
chanic, and the day-laborer must be taxed so
much the more to make up for these thirty
thousand dollars of Campbell's? Why don't
they tell it all?
fry The negroes in Weitzel's corps, stationed
about lirownsville, Texas, are having tine times
catching and eating "jackass'' rabbits. Two
of them, who carried their amusement to the
extent of outraging white women, were hung,
on the 20th ult., in presence of a division of
the corps and a large assemblage of ex-rebels
removal of all trade restrictions with
the South, by President Johnson does not bear
out the radical falsehood that the pardoned
rebels still maintain their hostility to the Gov