The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, September 15, 1865, Image 1
THE BEDFORD (&AEETTE IS ITBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORMKtI BY MEYERS & MEXCEL, tbe following terms, to wit: $2 00 per annum, if paid strictly in advance. $2..10 if paid within 0 months; $3.00 if not paid Within 6 months. subscription taken tor less than six months u7~No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. It has been decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without the payment of arrearages, is /inula facie evidence of fraud and is a criminal offence. K?"The courts nave decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, if they take them Horn tbe post olfice, whether they subscribe for them, or not. SeUtt $o 11 rn . 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. WEARINESS. 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 GOES. 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 for Yourselves. 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 Governor. 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 tion. 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 pose them. 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. VOLUME 61. NEW SERIES. Tiie Military Record or LIEUT. COL. JOHN P. LINTON, The Democratic Candidate for Surveyor General. 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- Infantry. 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 Virginia. 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. Crooks' command. 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 WOUND. 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, tfrpt. 3d. HE LEADS THE 54-xn IN THE BATTLE OF WIN CHESTER AND IS SHOT THROUCH TIIE SHOUL DER. 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 discharge. 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 earliest day. 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 extract: "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 extermination. ****** "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. Johnson, Committee. 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 insurrection. 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 consolidation. 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 Hates of One square, one insertion, $1 00 One square, three insertions, 1 50 One square, each additional insertion 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. One square, $4 50 $6 00 $lO 00 Two squares, COO 000 11*00 Three squares, S 00 IS 00 20 00 Half column, 18 00 20 00 40 00 One column, 30 00 40 00 SO 00 Administrators and Kxecutors' notices, $3 00. Auditor's notices, if under 10 lines, $2 50. Sheritl's sales, $1 75 per tract. Table work, double the above rates; figure work 25 per cent, additional. F.strays,Cautionsand Notices-toTrespassers, $2 00 for three insertions, if not above 1" lines. Mar riage notices, 50 cents each, payable in advance. Obituaries over five lines in length, and Kesolutiou* of Beneficial Associations, at half atlvtrUajiig rates, payable in advance. Announcements of deaths, gratis. Notices in editorial columns, 15 cents per line. [E7"No deductions to advertisers of l'atcn Medicines, or Advertising Agent;. VOl. 9, NO. 7 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, Yours truly, John P. Liivton. To J. Xiegler, Win. lien net t, Henry S. Mutt, Win. V. M'Grath and K. L. Johnson, Com mittee. !' 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. REMEMBER 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 own salvation." 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 a knave." The Abolitionists should make a note of this unqualified condemnation of one of their pet theories. 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 and Mexicans. 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 ernment.