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Wednesday morning, Deo. 3,'1862.
W. Lewis; Editor and Proprietor
Our Flag Forev
" Pcnoto of no mode in :chid:, a loyal citi
zen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
his country as by sustaining the Flag, the
Constitution and the Union, under all circum
CONGRESS.—Both Houses of Congress
met - on Monday last. The session will
last until the 4th of March, when the
term of the present Congress will ex
pire. The President's Message was
road on Monday, and we furnish it in
an extra to our patrons. It will be
read, with great interest.
The President's Message.
It favors African colonization. The
opinion among the blacks regarding
the project it says is gradually impro
Our foreign relations remain undis-
- The President knows of no mode
Which promises such certain results es
the organization of banking associa
tions under a general act of Congress
well guarded in its provisions.
- The President encloses his emanci
pation proclamation of September, and
says there is no' line, straight or crook
ed, suitable for a national boundary
upon which to divide.
lie recommends the adoption of an
amendment to the Constitution, pro
posing that every State in which sla
very exists, shall ab6lish the same
therein before the Ist of January 1900
—the owners to - be compensated by
the United States. All slaves who
shall have enjoyed actual freedom by
the chances of the war, at any time
before the end of the rebellion, shall be
forever free; but all owners of such who
have not been disloyal shall be com
pensated for thorn. Congress may ap
propriate money for the colonization
of free colored persons, with their own
consent, at any place or places without
the United States.
The.-President treats those measures
at some length, maintaining that with
out slavery the rebellion could never
have existed, and without slavery it
could not continuo.
Who are Traitors to Democracy?
Caldwell, Owen & Co. have underta
ken to read out of the Democratic
party all who would not support hon
est Dave for Sheriff at the late elec
tion. Hundreds of votes were given
for Dave then that he • could not get
to-day. Then the voters would not
believe that Dave had taken money
out of their pockets while he was Pro
thonotary, he was not entitled to.—
Hundreds who had not an opportuni
ty to examine the record books,
thought our exposure of his overchar
goS was only " electioneering stuff,"
With no truth in it. But time has
given, honest men an opportunity to
examine the records for themselves,
and if the election was to take place
to 7 day, honest Dave would not get
frve hundred votes in the county.—
And because Col. Graff. Miller, and
many other good Democrats, who
knew our exposure of Dave Caldwell's
dishonesty was true, and refused to
vote for him, the Monitor clique have
determined, as in their opinion the
most effectual way of getting 'rid of
troublesome customers to them, to
denounce all such refractory Demo
crats as traitors to the Democratic
party. If all Democrats who will not
subscribe to Caldwell, Owen & Co's.
Democracy are to bo denied a voice in
the party, in its organization and nom
inations, it is plain to be seen that
DemocratiO victories in this county
will be few and far between. And
the same may be said of the party of
the State, if a class of politicians such
as are attempting to rule the party in
this county, are permitted to control
State organizations and nominations.
Traitors to Democracy are the men
who can be influenced by the low
hueksteiing politicians now at the
head of the party organization in this
county. Already they have usurped
power belonging to the party, and
with impudence such only as is in
character with the whole political life
of the . men, they refuse the party the
right to protest against this usurpa
tion. Slavery is not Democracy, and
the Democrat in this county who will
submit to the rule of Monitor fac
tion, is not worthy to be called a
Democrat. He is a slave to the will
of corrupt political leaders, and a
- traitor to Democracy.
xm, D. P. Gwin has returned from
the city with another stock of new
11. ROMAN i 8 continually receiving
new Clothing. Ilc has a very heavy
,Cork on hand.
Delegates to the Democratic State
Our readers have already been
made aware of,the fact that the Dem
ocratic County Committee of this coun
ty has committed one of the most da
ring acts of usurpation ever attempted
by any number of 111011—the Rebel
leaders of the South only excepted.—
Contrary to all usage, the County
Committee met in this place on the
12th of last month; and instead of is
suing a call for a Convention at Janu
ary Court to elect two delegates to a
State Convention which may not be
held until next summer, took the re
sponsibility of appointing said Dele
gates. Wo have said that Delegates
to a State Convention to put in nom
ination a Democratic candidate for
Governor has never before been ap
pointed by a County Committee, and
the ilfoniter and its clique of miserable
office-seekers, will not dare to dispute
our assertion. We have looked over
the names of the gentlemen on the
Committee, and we cannot but believe
they were most shamefully deceived
by men in this town who would sell
them and their party to gain a politi
cal advantage. over more consistent
and more worthy Democrats.
We ask the question again—Why
appoint the Delegates so long before
the meeting of the Convention ? The
State Convention is not yet called and
it may not meet until the middle of
next summer—if so, next April would
be the proper time to elect Delegates.—
But suppose the Convention should be
called to assemble in March, the usual
time, then January Court would be
the proper time, and every election
district in the county could find it con
venient to send delegates to a County
Convention to elect State,Delegates.—
But Delegates must be appointed be
fore the meeting of the Legislature—
and why? Simply because the Moni
tor clique have an axe to grind at the
time of the organization of the House,
and two men who are not very con
scientious as to what means they re
sort to, to carry a point, must be ap
pointed the Delegates, men who possi
bly could not be elected as Delegates.
But whether they could, or could not,
be elected, is not the question. Demo
cratic usage has been trampled under
foot by the action of the County Com
mittee, and it is for that Committee to
say whether they persist or not in their
act of usurpation.
- As• there will be a future for the
Democratic party, we will give the
names of the County Committee that
our Democratic friends may know who
to hold responsible for a violation of
Democratic usage, if the Committee
neglect to call a Convention in Janua
G- Ashman Miller, Chairman
Alexandria—John B. Porter.
Barree—Thomas Recd.
Birmingham—John Owens.
Brady—M. §. Campbell.
Cass—Lewis Stever.
Cassville—John Noble.
Clay—Robert McNeal.
Carbon—Edward McHugh.
Cromwell—Hugh Cook.
Dublin—Jonathan P. Roody.
Franklin—David C Gates.
Henderson—Jackson J Fee.
Hopewell—John B Weaver.
Hun tingdon—J Simpson Africa, Goo
A Miller, Jas Higgems, Jos. Riegger.
Jackson—James S Oaks.
Juniata—James Johnston.
Morris—Samuel Donnelly.
Mt. Union—Brice Shaver.
Orbisonia—Robert Giffin.
Oneida—Henry Wilson.
Penn—William States.
Porter—Samuel Wolk.
Petersburg—John U. Herd.
Shirleyshurg—William A Fraker.
Shirley-11 A Wakefield.
Springfield—Lewis D. Evans.
Tell—James G.McCluro.
Tod—lsaac Zimmerman.
Union—Samuel B. Grove.
Lower West—James A Stewart.
Upper West—Mordecai Henry.
Walker—Joseph McCoy.
IVarriorsmark—David B. Mong.
THE last Monitor wanted to be par
ticularly sei ore on Col. Graffins Mil
ler. And why ? Simply because Mr.
Miller'is not afraid to oppose the low,
- sneaking political rascality of the men
who control the Monitor, and who as
pire to be the leaders of the Democrat
ic party. It would be well for the
Democratic party if there were many
more such Democrats as Col. Miller in
the county. Other Democrats can do
as they please, but we think we speak
the sentiments of Mr. Miller when we
assure the party that he cannot stoop
to follow in the footsteps of such Dem
ocrats as Caldwell, Owen & Co.—
Such leaders will very soon give the
party the belly-ache, or something
—The night before the issue of tho
last Monitor, the bravo Owen, fearing
an attack of loather upon his rear
works, suddenly changed his quarters
from the Jackson House. Col. Graff.
Miller is a kind-hearted, forbearing
man—if ho was anything else he would
have kicked the vile slanderer Owen
out of his back door weeks ago. The
sneaking dog is now with his master,
David Caldwell, ESQ., where a closer
watch can be kept over him to prevent
him from making known the authors
of slanderous articles which may ap
pear in the editorial columns of the
Monitor. Give the dog a bone, Dave.
and keep him in, or he will expose
you again.
OvEn two thousand tons of coal were
shipped over the Huntingdon and
Broad Top Road on Priday last,
Monitor clique has let a little secret
out. It is this : The two Delegates
to the next State Convention to nomi i
nate a candidate for Governor, were
made early for the purpose of having
them on hand at the meeting of the
Legislature, to be traded off to any
candidate for Governor who could in
fluence enough votes of members of
the House to elect Dave Caldwell to a
Clerkship in the House. This is the
game of the Monitor clique. A pretty
trade, truly. Any man for Governor
so that honest Dave can lie put into a
position where '• seine things can be done
as well as others." Are the Democrat
ic voters of Huntingdon comity wil
ling that two men shall be permitted
to make such a sale of their rights and
principles? We shall see of what
kind of material the Democracy of the
county is made.
Cotton and the War.
One very sit* nsoe for pushing
on the war agaTilt the rebels with
the utmost vigor, is the extraordinary
advance in the price of cotton. Yes
terday there were sales of the article
in Philadelphia at seventy cents a
pound, or about teatimes the price be
fore the war. If the war continues a
year longer the price may go up to
double what it is now. But even sev
enty cents is an amazing price for the
raw material. Any ono, with such a
basis to begin on, can make some sort
of calculation as to what a yard of
cotton cloth may cost by the time the
material has gone through the proces
es of spinning and weaving, and pass
ed through the hands of the manufac
turer, the wholesale dealer and the re
tailer, into those of the consumer.—
Everyone is beginning to feel the bur
den of the increased cost, and none feel
it more than newspaper publishers;
for the price of printing paper has
gone up even 1110r0 rapidly than that
of cotton cloths.
burg Telegraph of Monday last, says:
" The business of arresting deserters
from the ranks of the drafted men, has
of late become a profitable ;business
with the Provost Guard. The plan of
the drafted men who desire to escape
the service, is to leave the city, seek
some of the near stations on the Penn
sylvania or Northern Central railroad,
and there take the trains for whatever
locality they desire to reach in order:to
cheat the government out of the ser
vice they owe. This has been carried
on to-such an extent, and the service
suffered so severely in men, that the
most stringent measures have been
adopted to frustrate the designs of the
driifted men, and arrest all who are
detected in the act of deserting. The
stations of Dauphin and Rockville, on
the Pennsylvania and Northcrrn Cen
tral railroads, are favorite points for
tho congregation of deserters. These
deserters walk from-this city to these
points, because the depot in Harris
burg is patrolled by the Provost
Guard, making it impossible for a sol
dier to enter a ear without a pass.—
Lately, however, the Provost Guard
have been detailed for service beyond
this city and put on duty at the differ
ent stations alluded to, and the result
has been the arrest of large numbers
of the drafted men when deserting,—
On Thanksgiving day sixty wore taken
at Rockville and Dauphin. Yesterday
fifty more were arrested in the same
vicinity. The arrests at the stations
east of this city are also numerous, so
that the Provost Guard have been dri
ving a very useful as well as profitable
sudden rise in coal oil has been so un
expected, seemingly so unreasonable,
the supply of petroleum being inex
haustible, and the cost of production
so trifling, that an inquiry into the
cause possesses some interest. The
Philadelphia Ledger gives the follow
ing as a partial explanation of the re
cent sudden rise in the price: " The
cause is scarcity, but a scarcity arising
from a suspension of the business of
refining. In June the most of the re
finers stopped work, under the fear
that the Government tax would - ruin
the business. After three months of
suspension, work was resumed by
some of the refiners, but bad roads to
the oil wells have made the getting
out of crude oil a slow process.—
Meanwhile the stock in market has
been greatly reduced by consumption
and foreign shipments. Many of the
most extensive refiners have orders on
hand for all they can make in a
month, and the prospect is that high
prices will rule for a few weeks to
come. The foreign demand is very
large, as in Europe the oil is used di
rectly for manufacturing gas. Some
of the richest and most 6xponsive col
ors - used for dyeing, aro obtained
from the petroleum." With a supply
so exhaustless, and the refineries once
more in full operation, it will be next
to impossible for either manufacturers
or speculators to maintain the present
advanced rates for any long period.
Irvin died at Heckley Furnace on
Wednesday the 26th ult., after a se
vere illness of some months, aged 62
years. General Irvin held the position
of store-keeper at the navy-yard, Phil
adelphia, at the time of his death.
proved styles—just received and for
sale. al LEtvis' Book Store
We are in receipt of this popular
Lady's Magazine for December. It is
a splendid number. The title page for
1863, containing portraits of the chief
contributors, is very handsome. " Pe
terson " will be greatly improved in
1863. It will contain 1000 pages of
double column reading matter; 'l4
steel plates ; 12 colored steel fashion
plates; 12 colored patterns in Berlin
work, embroidery or crochet, and 900
wood engravings—proportionately more
than any other periodical gives. Its sto
ries and novelets are by the best wri
ters. In 1863, Four Original Copy
right Novelets will be given. Irs FA
PRETTIEST ! Every neighborhood
ought to make up a club. Its price is
but Two DOLLARS a year, or a Dollar
less than Magazines of its class. IT IS
Clubs, it is cheaper still, viz :—three
copies for $5, five for 67,50, or eight
for $lO. To every person getting up
a club, the Publisher will send an ex
tra copy gratis, as a premium, or a large
sized mezzotint for framing, " Bunyan
Parting from his Blind Child in Prison."
Specimens sent (if written for) to those
wishing to get up clubs.
Address, post-paid,
306 Chestnut St., Philada.
" LEWIS always works for pay."—
Not always, as some of your sub
scribers will aver. We worked for
them for promises to pay, for several
years. When you print a paper in
this county as long as we have, you
will be able to tell wheat from chaff.
S. Tax Collector for this Congression
al District, has appointed the following
deputies fur this county :
For Warriorsmark, Franklin, Mor
ris, Porter, West, Barree, Jackson,
Oneida, Walker, Juniata, Penn, Hope
well and - Carbon—James Clark, of
For Huntingdon, Henderson, Brady
and Union—John W. Mattern, of
For Todd, Cass, Clay, Springfield,
Dublin, Tell, Cromwell, Shirley and
Mount Union—John Brewster, of
Clay township.
Oral - En GIBBONY, of Barree town
ship, member of Company C, 49th Re
giment P. V., died at Columbia College
Hospital, Washington, on Saturday,
22d ult., aged about 23 years. His re
mains were brought home by Sergt.
Robt. Stewart, and interred on Satur
day last.
TIIE DItAhED MEN.—The Harris
burg Teleyraph of Monday says:—"The
drafted men in Camp Curtin arc
marching for the of war, as fast as
regiments can be organized and des
patched hence. On Friday one regi
ment left for the south—on Saturday
another—and in a few days Camp Cur
tin will not contain a company of draf
ted men.
In rehition to the drafted men here,
we must state in this connection, that
the desertions have been very largo,
indeed, to such an extent, that some of
the companies are reduced one-third
and even one-half."
BY orders from Washington, all the
political prisoners were released from
Fort Warren on the 27th. Many of
them loft for their homes, including
Marshal Kane of Baltimore.
Mll%—lt is much to be regretted that
during the inclement weather our
brave soldiers are not even supplied
with such food as exists in great• abun
dance. But we are glad to know that
large quantities of bread and coffee are
being sent forward, and that there is
now among the people of Huntingdon
and adjoining counties a praise-worthy
effort being made to send an abundant
supply of fresh sausages. In order to
hasten the good work they seem to be
rushing en masse to BROWN'S Hardware
Store, Huntingdon, for Meat-Cutters
and Stuffers, where they find twelve
different varieties at lowest cash pri
ces. it.
Improve Your Sight and Preserve
Your Eyes.--. 1. BIRNBAUM, Practi
cal and Manufacturing Optician, takes
pleasure in informing.the Ladies and
Gentlemen of Huntingdon and vicini
ty, that he has opened a Store one
door west of Dr. Dorsey's, with a large
and variety stock of Spectacles, com
prising, Convex and Concave Glasses,
such as Flint, Crystal and Scotch Peb
ble, and particularly desires to recom
mend the superiority of the last-named
Glasses. Ills theoretical as well as his
practical knowledge of Optics, and his
long practice in the Occulistic science,
enables him to adapt, after an exam
ination of the eyes, those glasses which
correspond with the defect of near, far
or weak sight. Glasses can be fitted
to any frame, of any shape or color.—
Please call and examine the Spectacles.
Antbrotypes and Photographs taken
at all times on reasonable terms.
Also, Sugars, Tobacco and Meer
sob:turn Pipes constantly on hand.
Oct. 28, Gm.
ter The National Tax-Law em
bodying the organic sections; the gen
eral and specific provisions; provisions
for the appointment and governance
of collectors, assessors and their assis
tants; alphabetical schedule-list of ar
ticles taxed, with rates, etc., etc.
For sale at Lewis' Book Stow;
[For t h Globe.]
The 'Governorship and the County
While our political brethren in other
counties are discussing the question of
who shall bo the next Democratic
nominee for Governor, the Democracy
of _Huntingdon county have been com
pletely gagged, and their hands tied
by the action of the County Commit
tee in appointing at this time delegates
to the next State Convention. The
County Committee, by suffering the
voice of the party in the Gubernatori
al nomination to be bartered away,
and consenting to be used for the per
sonal aggrandizement of some partic
ular individual, has undoubtedly as
sumed authorities which by no course
of reasoning whatever can be sustain
ed. We have no word of censure for
the majority•of that Committee, and
we know that both Col. Miller and
Maj. Petrikin are good Democrats (at
least, we hope so.) It is evident that
the majority of the Committee (inno
cently, we hope) have been used by
cunning, intriguing men for an unho
ly purpose; and we believe if they were
aware of the position in which they
have placed the party of the county,
they would at once render null and
void the appointment of delegates at
this time. Let us look for a moment
at the position in which the party
finds itself at this unauthorized as
sumption of authority.
In the.first place, the Committee ex
ercised unwarranted authority. It
was not chosen with a view to the
Gubernatorial nomination, and never
before in the history of the party has
the county committee thus attempted
to shut the mouth of the party against
the making of so important an officer
as the Governor of the great Common
wealth of Pennsylvania; therefore,
when the time for nomination collies
around, the honest Democratic voters
of the county will have no voice what
ever in the action of. the Convention,
and a nomination entirely distasteful
to the Democracy, may be thrust up
on them. Under these circumstances,
can they expect us to support it like
sheep, when we were refused a voice in
making it ?
In the next place, the time for nam
ing these delegates has not yet arriv
ed. The hasty and premature ap
pointment of these delegates is anoth
er evidence that there is " something
rotten in Denmark." At least five
long months must 3-et roll around be
fore the assembling of the State Con
vention. New issues may arise and
other more worthy names may be pre
sented in connection with the Govern
orship, in which the people may feel
an interest, but notwithstanding, Hun
tingdon county stands committed and
prevented from luwing any voice in
the disposition of the issues or the se
lection of the nominees, if they suffer
this appointment to stand unrefuted.
Fellow Democrats! It is not too late
yet to bring some good out of Naza
reth. Let there be a movement in the
right direction. Let there be delegate
elections held in every district, and
men selected with an especial view to
the meeting of a Convention during
the January court to select delegates
to the State Convention, with instruc
tions to support that man for Govern
or who may be the choice of the ma
jority of the Democracy of the county.
This is undoubtedly fair, and cannot
be met with one reasonable objection.
The time has come when the people,
not the politicians, should make the
Governor. If we as Democrats are
expected to support the nominee of
the Convention, then in the name of
everything that is fair and honest,
give us a voice in saying who shall be
that nominee, and my word for it,
Huntingdon county is ready to give a
- majority for any conservative Demo
crat in preference to a radical Repub
MeAlevy's Fort, Nov. 28, 1862.
Letter from President Lincoln to the
CINCINNATI, Nov. 28.—The Mem
phis Bulletin of a Into date announces
the arrival of Col. B. D. Nabers, and
says that while in Washington he was
favored by lion. Emerson Etheridge
with a copy of the following letter giv
en by President Lincoln to Thomas It.
Smith, Esq., of Bolivar, in this State :
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 13G2.
Major-General Grant, Governor on
son, and all having Military, Naval
and civil authority under the Uni
ted States within the State of Ten
nessee :
The bearer of this, Thomas B.
Smith, a citizen of Tennessee, goes to
that State, socking to have such of the
people thereof as desire to avoid the
unsatisfactory prospect before them,
and to have peace again upon the old
terms under the Constitution of the
United States, to manifest such desire
by elections of members to the Con
gress of the United States particular
ly, and perhaps a Legislature, State of
ficers, and a U. S. Senator, friendly to
their object. I shall be glad for you
and each of you to aid him, and all
others acting for this object, as much
as possible. In all available ways
give the people a chance to express
their wishes at these elections. Fol
low law and forms of law as far as
convenient, but at all events get the
expression of the largest number of
the people possibie. All see bow
much action will connect with and ef
fect the proclamation of September
22d. Of course the men elected
should be gentlemen or character, wil
ling to swear support to the Constitu
tion as of old, and known to be above
reasonable suspicion of duplicity.
Yours, very respectfully,
(Signed) A. LINCOLN
A Letter from Mr. Wm, Colon,
We have :received from Mr. Colon
the following lettor, which we take
pleasure in laying before the public.—
If the Report, to which Mr. Colon re
fers, does .him injustice, it is proper
that ho should ho heard in the same
columns that gave publicity to the Re
port. Mr. Colon " tells the story "
little - different from what we have
heard it from some of the party inter
ested, and we may expect to hear fur
ther explanations from sub-contractors.
Our columns shall be open.
TO EDITOR GLOBE :—Sir:—ln a lead
ing editorial in the Globe of the 26th
November, you say "the times demand
an independent paper—a paper with
open columns to the people, through
which they can demand their rights."
Now, as I am, and have been a sub
scriber to the Globe for a long time,
and have neither written nor dictated
a line to be written assailing you per
sonally, politically or otherwise in the
Monitor, I. therefore, as one of the
"people," respectfully ask the privilege
to avail myself of your "open columns"
in vindication of my rights as a citizen.
On the first page of your issue of
the above date, you publish a Report
of R. Jones, Major Ti. S. A., detailed
by Quartermaster General N.C. Meigs,
to investigate the alleged abuses in the
horse contract at Huntingdon. In
this Report I find myself wantonly,
maliciously, and without, a shadow of
truth, assailed in the following kin
gunge " I learned that ono of the
sub-contractors, Mr.\l' m. Colon of
Huntingdon, stated as a reason for
withholding money due his partner or
associate, Mr. John Porter of Alexan
dria, which is a small village near
Huntingdon; that he had kept it to
I pay the inspector Shubaher (Slier
baum) for passing his horses."
I had hitherto purposed to refrain
I from noticing this slanderous report,
I and would not now, but for its publici
ty in your paper—until I could make
it convenient to see Mr. Jones to as
certain who his low and cowardly au
thor was, when I could give him the
alternative of swallowing the lie or
his teeth. This rebuke, I 'will have
him remember, I still bold in reserve
until a fitting time for its administra
tion. But, perhaps, in no way can
these charges be so successfully refuted
as by a plain and simple statement of
Prior to this horse contract at Hun
tingdon, given by Simon Cameron ex
clusively to certain members of the
Republican party to effect as it was
rumored, a reconciliation of political
differences between them, I made an
engagement with a certain party to
furnish an unlimited number of horses
in a specified time, at Petersburg at
$95 per head. In this engagement I
told Mr. John Porter of Alexandria, if
he chose he might join me—for I knew
him to be a good judge of horses—and
we would share the profits. Our suc
cess in this transaction was complete.
The horses were satisfactory to the
contracting party, and also, I learned,
to the Government at Witshington.—
Thus ended the partnership business
with Mr. Porter. I subsequently met
Mr. Henry Soul her at Harrisburg with
whom I entered into an article of
agreement, rendering myself liable to
any losses that might accrue, in the
event of a Mitre of its fulfilment,—to
deliver 200 horses at Huntingdon in 30
days at $lOO per head. To complete
so large a contract in so short a time,
I necessarily had to engage some half
a dozen persons to assist. me. With
these persons I had no uniform con
tract—some I paid according- to the
value of each horse, and some an ave
rage price of the lot. With :111r. Por
ter I had no agreement, but allowed
him the full contract price, $lOO per
head for all the horses he bought and
furnished himself,' and one-half the
profits on all those bought at his in
stance, by Messrs. Newell & Gemmill,
of Alexandria. These facts can be
substantiated by these gentlemen. I
therefore consider my settlement with
Mr. Porter not only just, but generous.
Many incidental expenses occurred,
such as repairing fences broken down
by the horses, '&c., which I with others
contributed to defray, but not one cent
was demanded by Mr. Sherbaum, or giv
en by one or any one connected with my
contract, for passing our horses. Thus
you perceive Maj. Jones' report as fir
as it applies to me, is a slicer fabrica
tion. Ido not deny there were some
horses unsuitable for the purpose, but
these, every one will inform you who
paid any attention to the subject, were
brought here from Cliambersburg,
with, perhaps, a tiny rare exceptions,
and those were beyond my control.—
In conclusion, I have but to say, I had
no contract with the Government, but
simply a business connection with the
Republican contractors, and that obli
gation I conscientiously discharged to
the very letter.
Huntingdon, Nov. 28, 1862.
[From the Phila. Bulletin, Nov. 2S.]
The public are awakening to the
fact that Government securities offer
better inducements for investment
than railroad bonds, that have been
ruling at eight to twelve per centum
above their par value.- Consequently,
capitalists, and in fact the public gen
erally, have been quietly changing
these loans, &c., for those of the Gov
ernment, and large orders for them
have been received at the subscription
agency of-Jay Cooke, in this city, from
all parts of the country. The increas
ed sales of the new Five-Twenty year
6 per cent., in the face of the late sub
scription of thirteen millions of the
7.30'5, show how unabated is the feel
ing of 'confidence which pervades the
loyal portion of the North, and our
able Secretary of the Treasury cannot
but feel flattered at the hearty co-ope
ration of the people with his efforts in
establishinr , our Government finances
on so secure and inviting a basis.—
When we think of our own country fur
nishing an the means to carry on this
war to crush rebellion, it is certainly
enough to fill us with a most justifiable
and noble pride, and prompt a &she
on our part to strengthen the financial
arms of the Government with all our
means. The fact of the Malted States
6's being exempt from the taxes
except the income tax, and the interot
being paid in gold acids still greater
inducements to those haying invest
ments to make.
The Proposed Mediation.
The London Times speaking of the
proposal for mediation, in an article
written previous to the publication of
the official correspondence, says :
The project of intervention is not
nearly so fir advanced as the French
press would have the world to believe,
and that the state of the case is that,
France is ardent in the matter,- RUB+
sia unwilling. but not, absolutelY
averse, and England sanguine, but
anxious for a real opportunity. But.
has an opportunity
,arrived? An ar
mistice would undoubtedly be very
convenient to the South, to England,
and to France. The South relieved
from the blockade, England would bo
able to set her wits to work. But
what would the ~N orth get by it? It
would be a rest'to allow her to tie up
her right arm. Again, if we go into,
this matter .as a European league and
draW upon ourselves insult, we shall:
be compelled to vindicate our honor.
We cannot back out under_ such cir
cumstances, and we cannot tell- how
far events may carry us. The gener
al conclusions Of .the Times are as fol
lows :
" At present we are quite free, qnd
have done no harm; to-morrow we
may be closely bound, and may do no
good. Of course, no ono can tell:what
private information our Government
may have received, but we cannot, see
any' public ground for great expecta
tions of immediate results. If the
North are ready to give up their
blockade, they would undoubtedly
rather,,give it up to France and Rus l
sia, in conjunction with us, than us
alone; bat if they are to be - forced to
give up, we hope we shall not be ono
of the party which is to compel them."
Mr. Slidell is said to be very assidu
ous in his attendance upon M. Drouyn
de l'Huys.
It would appear, from the "Journal
of St. Petersburg, that the opinion of
Russia is by no means in favor of any
decided intervention. That journal
says that foreign powers have no right
to interfere in America, and that they
cannot interfere except by offering
such advice as Russia has offered
throughout the contest.
Wretched Condition of the Rebel
The Atlanta papers are filled with
appeals to the people to come forward
and assist in supplying the naked and
bare-footed soldiery with clothing and
shoes, and&the sick and disabled with
proper attention and nourishment.—
The latell igerwer of November 2, re
ferring to this, says:
There, isnow no doubt that the con
dition of our army in Virginia and
elsewhere is bad for the want of shoes
and clothing; and there is also no
doubt that, whatever wo; may expect
of the government, it is now the-duty
of all good citizens to do what they
can to alleviate the sufferings, without
. 2».ont Id( y —let it cost what it
may ! From many quarters the evi-:
deuce is presented daily to us of ex=
trent° suffering on the part of our sol
diers, for want of every description of
clothing. We present here, trusting
that the facts therein stated may reach
the hearts and purses of our people, n
short extract from a letter written by
Captain E. M. Sea,go to his brother in
this city, dated "At the Camp of the
20th Georgia Regiment, the 20th Oct.,
1862." The writer says: -
" In my little company, which is of
average strength of the regiment, I
have thirty-seven now in camp, and
yesterday morning seven of the num
ber had no blankets; - four or five were
barefboted; half of them aro ragged,
and have only one suit; and net over
half have any socks; yet they aro as
well clad in all respects as the balance
of the, regiment. This want is not
caused by a scarcity of money, but by
a want of the needed articles, not to
be had for love or money. If woolen
clothing cannot be procured, I am fully
persuaded that heavy cotton clothing
Is almost as good for warmth. Any
cloth that will turn water will also
turn the cold; and I find, by trial, a
coarse, heavy cotton shirt is equal to
the best flannel fbr me. We have
some clothing in Richmond, and plen
ty of shoes - on the way; but blankets,
quilts, comforts, or something of the
sort, are most needed, as nearly every
man sleeps cold every night; yet we
still have good health, and we seldom
hear a mnrmur."
From the foregoing, our readers will
sec what our soldiers most need, at
least so far as one regiment is concern
ed. Other regiments we know to be
in a worse condition.
An army letter from Gallatin, Ton_
nessee, to the Cincinnati Commercial,_
I heard a good story told of a joky
played off by a secession wag, a short
time since, upon General Negley. A
whiskey drinking, facetious joker,
residing iu the town of Gooletsvillo,
strong secesh hole,__ in which there
never was but one Union man, and he
died. Well, this wag wagered a gal,
of - Whiskey that he could go
Nashville, and. go all over the city,
notwithstanding the strictness of Gen.
Negley's orders; further, that ho
would see Negley personally, and talk
with him. The bet was taken, and,
this fellow, whose name , is Paul, and
well known in Nashville as a violent
secessionist, the nest day tqok a flag
of truce, i'ado into the city, saw
crowds of his friends,
rode up to head
quarters of General Negley and de
manded the surrender of the city,"sta-
Ong that be was Assistant .Adjutant,
Paul, and that there were-an immensa
quantity of troops ready to force the
demand. General Negley refused to,
entertain the thought of a surrender,
and Paul returned to Gooletsvillo hav
ing won his bet. Gen. Negley found
it out when too late" it wouldn't do,
to try that game again in-Nashville."
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