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The Union State Convention as
sembled at Pittsburgh on Wednesday
last at 11 o'clock, at Concert Hai
General C. R Markle, Chairman of
the State Committee, called the Con
yention to order.
Tho Convention was full, every
County and District being represent
ed. Hon. George Taylor represented
this County, and 11. S. Wharton, rep
resented the Senatorial district. Col.
Lemuel Tod, of Cumberland, presided,
assisted by a large number of Vice
Presidents and Secretaries.
Several propositions came before the
Convention which were discussed aril
disposed of, and after a letter from
John Covode, withdrawing as a candi
date had been read, the Convention
proceeded to a ballot for Governor
with the following result:
AndrewS..Curtin 00
henry Moore,•..
Benj: 11. Brewster,
J. It. Moothead,....
A. G. Curtin having a majority of
the votes on the first ballot, was de
clared the nominee of the Union par
Messrs. Taylor and Wharton, voted
for Curtin
Several gentlemen were named for Su
preme Judge, but the names of all butt
that of Judge Agnew were withdrawn,
when be was declared the unanimous
choice of the Con ention for Supremo
Messrs. Toddlm i axwon, Darlington,
A. Taylor 'Knd Dickey, the Com
mittee on-r- olntions, reported the fol
lowing - 6 ;t s '
Co, c loyal men of Pennsylvania, in
vention assembled, disclaiming all
partizanship, and knowing no cause
but that of the country, declare for
themselves and their constituents :
First, Their inflexible purpose to
maintain; by every necessary
service and sacrifice, the National Un
ion-, as the first, highest, most solemn
and most overshadowing of all politi
cal duties.
Second, That the rebellion which
threatens the existence of the Union
was without cause, was conceived in
wickedness, organized in perjury, and
developed by reckless violence, is stain
ed with every crime, and detestable
in object, and infernal in purpose, and
must be suppressed by the people of
the United States, at the destruction of
whose liberties and the overthrow of
those free institutions it is injuriously
aimed. That in this momentous con
test there arc and can be but I two par
ties—one which firmly sustains the
constituted authorities of the nation in
enforcing the laws thereof, and in pro
tecting the principle upon which - the
Government rests, and is therefore at
once the party of law,. of libm ty, and
patriotism ; the other which cripples
the constituted authorities of the na
tion in enforcing the laws, securing its
safety, and preserving its life, and is
therefore the parent of mobs, the ene
my of order, and a participant in trea
son—the class whose detestable prac
tices give aid and comfort to the com
mon enemy, but as confessed at Rich
mond, light up these days of rebel
darkness and disaster, and stimulate
them to renewed and desperate efforts
to recruit their amies, and to whom
in part is this day jusl,ly chargeable
whatever of vitality the rebellion pre
serves, and whatever calamity and
affliction the further protraction of the
contest may involve. %But for North
ern sympathisers with Southern trea
son and the hopes which their treason
able existence inspires, the rebellion
would have sunk under the stagger
ing blows dealt it at Gettysburg,
Vicksburg, and Port Hudson.
Resolved, That wholly without sym
pathy for the men who made this war
against a free Republican Government,
or for a system of human bondage, in
whose interest it was instigated, or
cause of despotic principles to which it
is devoted, this Convention declares all
engaged therein, while so engaged, to
be worthy only of our patriotic hatred;
and, in like spirit, we denounce as dou
bly recreant and base those residents
of loyal States who tolerate this trea
son, and would affiliate with armed
traitors, and again surrender our Gov
ernment and liberties to their keeping.
Resolved, That Abraham Lincoln,
President of the United States, [ap
plause] by the discharge of his most
arduous ditties in the dark days of civ
il war, has won for himself the affec
tion and regard of the whole Ameri
can people; and always bearing him
self clear in his high office, has main
tained the integrity of the Union, and
kept our honor untarnished through
out the world, [applause] and to him,
this Administration, its principles, and
its policy we give our heartiest approv
al, and pledge our earnest and enthus
iastic support. [Loud applause.]
Resolved, That the amendments pro
posed to the Constitution in giving
our soldiers in the field the right of
suffrage, merit our hearty approval,
and will receive our united support;
And that we recommend conventions
of loyal men thoughout the State to
pledge all candidates for the Legisla
ture to vote for it.
Resolved, That we tender to the gal
lant sons of Pennsylvania now in the
armies and navies of the Republic the
thanks of a grateful people, for their•
unselfish and heroic valor; that we
mourn for those who have sealed with
their blood their devotion to their coon
try,and will cherish their memories
tenderly and fondly ; while to the glo
rious survivors we give assurance that
the last dollar and the last life shall be
given to reinforce them, until the old
flag floats in final victory. [Applause.]
Resolved, That Governor Curtin, by
the effective support he has given the
Federal Government in the prosecu
tion of the war, and his vigilant care
for our soldiers, alike in the field, in
camp and in hospital, has gained for
Pennsylvania proud and foremost pre
eminence among the loyal States, and
entitled himself to the thanks of all
her loyal citizens, and in placing him
again in nomination the Convention
but gave expression to the spontaneous
wishes of the people of the .Common
wealth ho has served so well. We
',resent for their suffrages the patriot
statesman, who is alike the friend of
the soldier and the favorite of the peo
ple. [Applause.]
Resolved, That in the nomination of
Judge Agnew, we present an accom
plished jurist, a pure patriot and a
loyal citizen, who will adorn the high
est judicial tribunal of the Corn mon
wealth, and give additional security
to the right of persons and property.
Dr. Ileighold, of Jefferson county,
offered as an amendment the follow
Resolved, That the bold and deter
mined stand taken by lion. E. M. Stan
ton, Secretary of War, in :summarily
arresting traitors and thieves, wherev
er found, merits our commendation,
and that in seizing any disloyal person,
we pledge him our hearty co-opera
tion in the task which he has before
Mr. M'Veigh moved to insert "the
Administration" for "Secretary Stan
Mr. Dickey opposed the tosolution.
Mr. Carnaghan urged its adoption
as amended.
The amendment was accepted by
lleighland, and unanimously adop
The resolutions - were then unani
mously adopted and the Convention
adjourned sine die.
We had the pleasure of being one of
an immense concourse of citizens, sol
diers and visitors who assembled in
the rear of the State Capitol on Thurs
day evening last, for the purpose of
ratifying the re-nomination of Hon.
Andrew G. Curtin for Governor, and
Iron. Daniel Agnew, of Beaver county,
as Judge of the Supreme Court. While
it was thus to ratify their nomination,
the main purpose of the assemblage
seemed to be a serenade to Governor
Curtin. A splendid band of music was
in attendance, and after the serenade
was ended, Gov. Curtin appeared to
address the crowd. his appearance
was the signal of great enthusiasm,
particularly among the soldiers, of
whom large numbers were present
from the different camps surrounding
that city. After order was restored,
Gov. Curtin addressed the crowd sub
stantially as follows :
I am much obliged to you for this
expression in favor of my nomination
by the convention which assembled
in Pittsburg yesterday ; and I take
the occasion to signify my acceptance
of that nomination. [lmmense ap
plause.] It has been the custom in
Pennsylvania to bring candidates for
official position before the public. by
means of such representative bodies ;
and in this instance there are circum- '
stances surrounding and connected
with the election of delegates and
the action of the Convention, which I
feel arc highly flattering to me.
Having administered the Executive
Government of Pennsylvania for near
ly tlu•ee years, in times of great pub
lic excitement and tlistress, my course
has been strictly observed, and all my
acts have been subjected to the seve
rest criticism. In the coming canvass
and election, they arc to be submitted,
to a candid and generous people; upon
their verdict I confidently- rely, know
ing that it is beyond appeal. [A voice
"Go in, Andy; you are bound to
win !']
But my fidlow citizens, the Admin
istration of the government of Penn
sylvania sinks into insignificance when
compared with the great struggh3 in
which we are engaged for the vin
dication and supremaoy of the Nation
Government—a struggle which in
volves the preservation of the national
life itself. It is at our government,
my friends, the blows of the rebellion
are all aimed. They would overthrow
that great system of human freedom
which lies at the foundation of our na
tional structure, that noble idea which
struggled into life in the Revolution
and which found shape and form in
the Declaration of Independence. as
it proclaimed to the world the equality
of man, his capacity for self govern
ment. For such -a government, its
founders passed through their ordeal
of blood and self sacrifice, and handed
it down to us with the teachings of
the apostles of liberty in that age.
They gave us a National Government•
with all the attributes of power and
independent nationality, and within
which the powers reserved to the
States are so well defined and in such
perfect harmony, that there can be no
conflict of authority where properly
understood and honestly administered.
In times of profound peace, the the
ories which would set up State autho
rity against the power of the National
Government might be regarded as the
dreams of the visionary; but now
when an armed rebellion is striking at
the very citidel of the national fabric,
the assertion of rights to states which
conflict with the powers dedicated to
the Federal Government, or obstruct
the execution'of the laws by the Pres
ident—its visible headr---must be re
garded as an insanity, second only to
that which influences those in armed
rebellion, and as giving them aid sym
pathy, and comfort in their treasona
ble purposes.
The people of Pennsylvania, with
few exceptions have, as yet, been stead
fast in their fidelity to the government.
We have given our wealth freely when
called upon, and have more than an
swered all requirements made upon us
in contributions of our people to swell
the ranks of the national armies ; and
I feel, this night, I have a right to say
that in the past two years and a half
of our eventful history, the adminis
tration of the government in Pennsyl
vania has been in perfect harmony
with the sentiment of our loyal peo
ple. [A voice, 'That's so," and im
mense applause.]
This is not a time my- friends, to
differ as to men, or to stand in the way
of the full execution of all the legiti
mate powers conferred upon the Pre,B
- t, by the Constitution and the
laws; and I pledge myself, as hereto
fore, to give to the Government of the
United States an active and constant
support, and to maintain its authority
and the execution of its laws within
the State of Pennsylvania, with all
the powers given to the Executive of
fice for that, purpose.
Every Pennsylvania Freeman who
has suffered martyrdom in the support
and defence of our Government, and
every wounded and maimed hero re
turned to our midst from the battle
field, sti.efigthens the ties which binds
us to it, and increases our obligation
to prosecute this war to a perfect and
successful termination. Until then
we have not performed our duty to the
living nor the dead, nor shall our trust
to those who are to follow us have
been fulfilled, nor our obligations to
those who have lived before us been
discharged until treason and rebellion
are driven from this hitherto prosper
ous and happy country. [Cheers.]
There is nothing on earth, in the
works of nature or of art, which can
compare with the sublimity of the
struggli%, of this great people to main
tain their Government; and all our
sympathies and all our means, if ne
cessary, should be given to the com
fort and support of the brave men who
stand in arms in defence of our free
institutions. They are there subject
to military authority, and we have en
couraged them to go; they are res
trained and controlled by the needful
rigors of military discipline; they are
exposed to the trials and vicissitudes
of actual war; and every word, thought
or act which would either take from
them their efficiency, withhold from
them proper supplies, distract or divide
public opinion, or, worse than all, dis
courage the means by which the Gov
ernment would replenish their dimin
ished ranks, is treason and ingratitude
to them, the best and bravest of our
fellow citizens. [Great applause )
I rejoice, my fellow-citizens, I hat the
Convention which placed me in nom
ination has declared in favor of an
amendment to the Constitution by
which citizens of the State separated
from it and in arms for their country,
shall enjoy the right of suffrage; sure
ly they have shown by their presence
in the field, the highest and noblest,
exhibition of loyalty, and fidelity, and
should ho permitted, wherever they
are found, thus to exercise a right held
so sacred by the ,Imerican citizen un
derlying, as it (loos, all the operations
of our Government.
Having accepted the nomination, I
will make an open and vigorous con
test for success, and will treat fairly
the distinguished_ gentleman who has
been placed in nomination as our op
posing candidate by the political or
ganization to which he is attached. I
would not succeed by personal assaults
upon his character, nor would I have
my friends conduct, the contest with
defamation and detraction for their
allies; neither that candidate nor my
self can claim an c peculiar fitness over
very many of our fellow citizens; but
are the representatives of opposite
poli , :ies. measures and opinions.. For
myself, relying upon the right 'ad
truth, I ex,peet, to prevail in this elec
tion. For this end, I will use all hon
orable and fair means, and will give
Lo the canvass my active, unfailing,
and determined exertions. [Applause.
A voice, "Go on old man ; the soldiers
are with you."
I would not Conceal - my - grTrtifim-
Lion at the presence hero, to-night, Of
a large, n«niber of tic volunteer sol
diers of Pennsylvania, and the pride
feel at the constant manite,tations of
their confidence and respect. [A voice
—"We intend to be at the ballot box."
My relations with you and your bro
ther soldiers for more than two event
ful years have always been pleasant•,
and no man in Pennsylvania, whether
in official position or private citizen,
has more highly regarded and esteem
you for vatience, constancy and con
raf4e. I would be insensible, indeed
to all the virtuous impulses of the hu
man heart, could I fail in a feeling of
gratitude to you and your fellows for
the services you have rendered to your
country, or in according to you all the
sympathy and support of my office in
your sacred mission. [Great applause]
Col. James Worrell, President of
the State Capital Loyal Union League,
and a war Democrat, then addressed
the assemblage. His speech was a
magnificent effort of wit, sarcasm and
truth. We print a meagre report as
Ire said when made President of
that Loyal Union League he accepted
all its lespensibilitics, and amongst
them, thowdi a Democrat, he found
himself addressing a gathering of Be-
publicans. 13ut he accepted the posi
tion with pleasure; he was Union
and Union League, and if that made
him a Republican or an Abolitionist
he cared not. What sort of Democ
racy was conservative Democracy ?
Conservatism was the chosen appella
tion of the aristocratic tory party of
Great Britain. In the early day, Dem
ocrats used to bevalled—Radicals, Ja
cobins, Levellers, Progressiveists--,
now, forsooth, the Democrats call
themselves Conservatives, and when
my Lord Lyons wants to discuss with
the Conservatives of this country, and
write home to his tory government,
Lord Palmerston, Lord Russell, Lord
London Times, &c., he meets in some
New York Hotel . the Democrats of
that city, and reports their sentiments
as the Conservatism of the United
Conservatism, fellow citizens, is not
Democracy. It is the very opposite—
call me leveller, call me Jacobin, call
me radical, but please don't call me
Conservative. There is nothing lam
so opposed to as Conservatism.
Who are your Democratic leaders
now ?—Your Wm. It. I leades and your
Uharly Ingersolls. I mind when we
Democrats used to call them British
bank bought, Federal, anti-masonic
Whigs, and opposed them tooth and nail
as the conservatives of that day. Can
these leopards change their spots? I op
posed them then, and I oppose them
and stand shoulder to shoulder
with Democrats, dyed in the wool, all
over the States, men whose distinction
in the service of the Democratic party
far exceeded my own humble efforts.
I can't stand the Democracy—such as
is found in the so called Democratic
papers of Now York;
a Democracy
seeks to foment Northern revo
lution, as in the case of the New York
riots, which, thank God, only ended in
a vile murderous, thieving mob, and
then fizzled out.
A Democracy that has no word of
oncouragemcnt for the faithful public
servants who are wearing; themselves
out in working to save the-Union; no
word of blame for the infernttl scoun
drels who are leadiiig the Southern
people to their own destruction; no
word of honor and glory for the noble
army of the Potomac whicili has done
the country and the State such signal
service. My Democracy is for the-Lin
ion and for crushing the rebellion—
that is the Democracy of the Union
League—and I think I may safely
promise the votes of that association
for our worthy Chief Magistrate, An
drew G. Curtin.
At the conclusion of his remarks
the band and hundreds of the crowd
proceeded to the river bank, where a
hundred guns were being fired. A
large transparency was borne at the
head of the pro'eession inscribed as fol
lows :
"For Governor, A. G. Curtin, The
Solders' Friend."
"The Defenders of our country should
Elect their Rulers."
"Curtin, Agnew and Victory. The
Fates Decree it."
"A. G. Curtin, the Soldiers' Friend
The Country Honors the man."
We met a number of Democratic
soldiers who were very enthusiastic
for Gov. Curtin.
Signs from the South.
The full effect of thejUnion victories
of .1 uly, upon the Southern people, is
beginning to be felt now. 'There has
been no reaction, no healthy rebound
in the public feeling, after the heavy
blows at Gettysburg, Vicksburg and
Port Hudson. At no time since the
rebellion began has there been such a
state of depression and alarm among
the rebels as there is now. The fail
ure of Lee's campaign, and his hurried
flight into - Virginia; the series of de
feats in Mississippi, with the culmina
ting one of Vicksburg, followed by the
conclusive one of Port Hudson; the
loss in these various battles of fifty or
sixty thousand prisoners, hundreds of
pieces of artillery, and enormous sup
plies of small arms and ammunition :
the destruction of numerous steam
boats on the Yazoo and other rivers;
the complete loss of the Mississippi
and most of its tributaries; the prob
able fall of Charleston and Mobile--;
all these are calculated to create the
despondency and alarm which are
shown in every newspaper, every pub
lic document, every intercepted letter
from the South.
It is acknowledged by the rebels
that there is in Mississippi a very gen
eral feeling that it is useless to
continue to resist the Union authori
ty ; that the soldiers are deserting by
thou'ands, and that many influential
men aro organizing a , movement for a
return to the Union. Jeff. Davis must
especially vexed at this state of affairs
in his own State, and it \\*Cs doubtless
chiefly on that account that he penned
the almost frantic appeal to return to
their duty. In that remarkable paper
he condescends to be as vulgar and
abusive of the Union Government and
soldiers as Beauregard used to be in
his famous pr ad am at ions. "The stern
statesman, that is so much admired
by—ar-row-of our_ctoppc , "l”,“l.
Calk to stir up the unhappy and des
pondent men whom he has been load
ing to their destruction by coarse false
hoods about the Union troops, as rav
ishers, pillagers and incendiaries while
the very men that he addresses know
that thousands of them, with their
wives and children, have been fed,
clothed and cared for by the Union ar
mies, after having lost nearly every
thing through rebel depredations. In
view of this, it almost looks as if Da
vis had become insane through des
pair, when he thus speaks of the Un
ion soldiers:
"Their malignant rage aims at noth
ing lossAhan the extermination ofyour
selves , your wives and your children.
They seek to destroy what they can
not plunder. They propose as the
spoils of victory that your homes shall
be partitioned among the wretches
whose attrocious cruelties have stamp•
ed infamy on their Government. They
design to incite servile insurrection
and light the fires of incendiarism
whenever they can reach your homes;
and they debauch the inferior race,
hitherto docile and contorted, by pro
mising indulgence of the vilest pas
sions as the price of treachery."
There never were more infamous
falsehoods told in the same number
of words. There has been no "exter
mination" in Kentucky, Tennessee,
Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, or
Virginia, which have been occupied,
in whole or in part, by the Union ar
mies. There has been no partition
ing of homes among the Northern
"wretches." There has been no at
tempt to excite servile insurrection, or
light the fires of incendiarism, and as
for the vile allegation about debauch
ing "the inferior race," Davis knows
it is a lie.
This address is more significant than
anything that has come to us from the
South. Davis is -cunning, cautious,
and not easily made to betray alarm
and uneasiness. lint here he shows
himself in a dreadful fright, and he
shows it, too, to the soldiers, who have
been in the habit of looking to him
for cheering and encouraging words,
and who have certainly, in times past,
proved that they admired and trusted
Now, when the.whole Southern pop
ulation, to the humblest of his "poor
white trash," are panick stricken by
reverses, is the time to push on more
fiercely than ever. A few well direct
ed blows at this time will shorten the
war and diminish the amount of blood
shed. We look for such blows from
Gilmore, Grant, Banks, Meade and
Bosecrans. Jiach one of them will be
a step towards peace and re-union.
—[livening Bulletin.
cent speech, the lion. D. S. Dickinson
"Governor Seymour has not mitre
quently reminded the public that he
has taken an oath of rare solemnity to
"execute the laws." That oath he has
now fulfilled, if not before. Ile has
certainly "executed the laws" upon
this occasion, for he has literally cru
cified them between thieves. Although
this murderous and thieving outbreak
will not prove available as Copperhead
capital, the rebels, with savage feroci
ty, already gloat over what, they term
the "blood-soaked ashes" of our com
mercial metropolis, and Prance and
England, anxious to aid the rebellion
against our Government by all tho
means in' their power, will probably
"recognize" the New York mob as a
"belligerent power." They can do so
with as much propriety as they recog
nized the rebeihon as such."
Nlorgan's Friduds and How He Paid
That Morgan's recent raid was un
dertaken at the instigation of northern
copperheads there would seem to be
no doubt whatever. The Indianapo
lis Journal says:
'Two things are to be noted. Mor
gan knew befbre he crossed the river
who were .his friends and who had
arms. Upon entering Corydon ho
showed a list (and so at Salem) of' ev
ery citizen who had a henry rifle or
other approved arm, and immediate
ly sent patrols to bring them in. In
Corydon the spy was a young man
who visited there three weeks before
and returned with Morgan. At Salem
a deSerter from the Sixty-sixth Indi
ana boldly joined Morgan and was
armed by him, but was subsequently
captured, and is now in the Salem jail.
"Good guides were always found,
and strange as it was, money, in spe
cific sums, was demanded from persons
who thought only their best friends
knew they had it. Yet with much lo
cal treason, the people, as a mass, were
true, and Morghn himself, in some in
stances, swore roundly at some who
boasted that they were opposed to the
war, and repeatedly showed favors to
others who bravely maintained their
attachment to the Union. With here
and there as an exception, there was
no favor shown the copperheads, or
those who skulked frtm the defence of
their homes in avowed sympathy with
the South. Where the K. G. C's were
thickest there was full information in
Morgan's possession of all he wished
to know, but when he got what he
wanted he treated his tools as badly
as enemies, and bade them good-by by
taking the horses with which they had
followed to guide him. Already steps
are on foot to detect these men, and
some who have figured no little in pub
lic life, may find the veil too thin to
cover the favor they showed the free
booter and his crew."
Cuteness of a Contraband Scout,
A private letter from West Point,
Va., narrates an exciting adventure
which recently befel a negro scout in
the employ of our forces, and his
shrewdness in escaping from the ene
my. his name is Claiborne, and he
is a full blooded African, with big lips,
flat nose, etc. lie has lived in the vi=
ciliay all his life, and is therefore fa
miliar with the country, which ren
ders him a very valuable scout. •On
Claiborne's last trip inside the enemy's
lines, after sconVng arounl as much
as lie wished, lie picked up eight chick
ens, and started for camp. His road
led pass the house of a secesh doctor
named lioberts, who knows Lim. and
who ordered him to stop, which, of
course, Claiborne had no idea of doing.
and kept on, when the doctor fired on
him and gave chase, shouting at the
ton of his voice. The ne , rro was ma
king good tnwo towara-caThp, wnen an
at once he was confronted by a whole
regiment of rebel soldiers, who order
ed him to halt. For a moment the
scout was dumbfounded, and thought
his hour had come, but the next he sung
"The Yankees are coming! the Yen
!ices arc cooling"
"Where? where?" inquired the rob
"Just up in front of Dr. Robert's
house, in a piece of woods," returned
"De. E. sent me down to tell you to
come up quick, or they'll kill the whole
of us."
"Come in, come into camp," said
the soldiers.
"No, no," says the cute African, "I
have got to go down and tell the cav
;dry pickets, and can't wait a second."
So off he sprang with a bound, run
ning for dear life, the robs discovering
the ruse, chasing him for three miles,
and he running six, when lie got safe
ly into camp, but minus his chickens,
which he dropped at the first fire.
illoT.—"Atother ! they may kill the bo
dy, but they cannot touch the soul!" was
the language used by poor Abraham
Franklin, as he was borne from the
presence of his mother by the barbar
ous mob on the morning of the 11th
ult. This young man, aged twenty
three, had been an invalid for about
two yelps, and was a confirmed 'con
sumptive. When the mob broke into
the house they found him in bed.—
They bore him into the street, and
there, although. he had not raised a
finger against them, indeed was not
able to do so, they "beat him to death,
hanged him to a lamp post, cut his
pantaloons off at. the knees, cut bits of
flesh out of his legs, and afterwards
set fire to him!" All this was done
beneath the eyes of his widowed moth
er, Such an exhibition of bloodthirsti
ness is without a parallel in the histo
ry of crime. Patrick Butler and
-George Glass, both Irishmen, the latter
fifty-three years of age, have been ar
rested for the murder of Mr. Franklin.
—[Anglo African.
CAUSE.—The Washington Star pub
lishes the following extract from a, let
ter writen by ft, rebel prisoner, now in
the Old Capitol, to a friend in the
South :
"It is a humiliating fact that out of
the seven hundred Confederates cap
tured with me only three hundred re
main 11lithful to the Confederacy, the
balance of them having taken the oath
of allegiance to that detested Yankee
government. Oh ! how I have urged
upon those dishonored wretches to
pause ere they engulphed themselves
in inevitable ruin, but they answered
me, "The Confederacy cannot gain
her independence; Vicksburg has Ihil
en, and why should 1 longer waste my
life in a useless undertaking '1" !Tis
true the prospect at the present looks
dark for the South. The darkest hour
always precedes the dawn of light.
Cod grant it may prove so with our
beloved Confederacy I But if it does
not—if it is possible for the South to
NI, I will never'desert her, no, I will
return to Dixie and be with those that
inflict the last terrible punishment
upon her Veacherotts
The War in the Southwest,
The Guerrilla Leaders retreating from
near Memphis—Johnston at Enterprise
Miss.—Conclitition of his Army—the
Rebel Conseription—Despondence,
MEMPHIS, August 6
The steamer Hope arried here to
day, bringing a number of prisoners
from Port Hudson, Vicksburg and
Everything was quiet on the river
Colonel Hatch reports that Forrest,
Biffies and Wilson aro retreating.
Their force is entirely broken up, and
the men deserting in every direction.
Hatch has divided his force and is
scouring the country and picking up
all the small squads of the rebel army
he can find. A scout who left Meridi
an on Saturday, and Okalona on Sun
day, reports that Johnston's army was
at Enterprise, Miss., and Brandon un
der the direct command of General Har
dee: Most of the force at the former
place was - ready to move at any mo
ment. Cars were standing ready to
transport them. Gen. Johnston went
to Mobile on the 27th. The scout who
brings this report believes that the re
bels will remain where they are, un
less Mobile is attacked, and says
Johnston has but ten thousand men,
his force having been greatly reduced
since the fall of Vicksburg, and the
balance terribly demoralized. They
are poorly fed, and both the officers
and men•are greatly disheartened.
.Rebels in official circles acknowledge
that Morris Island will be taken by
our army at Charleston.
A great many secret societids have
been organized with the intention of
bringing the State back into the Un
ion, and both citizens and soldiers are
being arrested for being connected
with the plot.
Tho late conscription act of the re
bel government, i t was believed, would
not avail much in the Soirthwest.
The Mobile News, of the 30th, has a
leader censuring the des - pondents and
croakers. It tells citizens to avoid
them as they would a pestilence. It
states that Grant's army has mostly
gone to Virginia, where the great fi
nal struggle is to tale place, and calls
upon the citizens of Alabama, Missis
sippi and Georgia to join Bragg and
Johnston, and all will be well. "We
arrived at a point" it says, "when
this Confederacy should throw every
thing into the scales and turn the tide
of this fatal campaign. Lincoln can
put no more men into the field, and if
we only check the Yankee, nosy, -he is
used up, and the:revelation is at an end.
The article closes up bitterly with the
following : "We have to choose the
whip of the slave, or the whip of the
master. Which choose ye ?"
Pierre Soule has lately arrived South,
from Europe. He says he is not san
guine of mediation on the part of the
Emperor of FraUCQ,
-- •
The Siege of Charleston.
11 rural of Reinforcements—Rebels Erect
ing new Defences—The Indications of
Success—Capture of Five Hundred reb
el Prisoners.
BALTIMORE, — ll iig;
correspondent of the Baltimore Ameri
can, in a letter dated off Morris Island
on the 3d inst., says all here are confi
dent of success:
No one seems to entertain the slight
est doubt on the subject, and with
such a feeling prevalent failure is next
to an impossibility. The enemy are
at work erecting batteries on James
Island, but we are putting up batter
ies to command them also. There has
been but little cannonading to day,
but some of the monitors will go in to
night to harass the enemy. Yesterday
there was considerable cannonading all
day and during the night. The guns
of the naval battery, which is the ad
vance battery, will be erected to-night.
From the deek of the Patapsco I had
a fine view of the advanced works of
General Gilmore, which are bristling
up almost to the base of Fort Wagner,
and protected some thirty yards - in
front by a strong line of abattis. They
extend in a direct line across the island
for nearly a half mile, and are as near
to'Fort ,Sumter as it would be possible
to erect them if Wagner was already
in our possession. These fitcts may be
regarded as significant of what is about
to take place here in the course of the
present week.
The grand ball will be opened in the
course of the week and it will be the
most furious fight of the war. Moor
ing buoys have been located from each
of the Monitors and the Ironsides,
within five hundred yards . of Sumter,
and that Sumter will fall is, I think,
as certain as that the clay of attack
will arrive.
Yesterday five hundred prisoners
were taken by the Lost Children, on
an island near Folly Island. They
showed but little fight, and after re
ceiving two volleys laid clown their
number of bullocks consumed by the
Army of the Potomac, during the time
that ealpsed between their march from
Catlett's Station towards Fredericks
burg under Burnside, and their return
from Catlett's Station under Hooker,
was thirty-five thousand. Fresh Ar
my beef is self-transported, and the
saving in transportation effected by
driving cattle for army supplies is
found to be equal to one and a quar
ter pounds per man per day.
New Furniture Establishment.
Manufacturer and Dealer in Furniture, .
llopretfullv invites the attention of the Public to his
stand on Hill at., Huntingdon, between Cunninghtun's
Storo and Mean's National House. where he manufactutes
and keeps all hinds of Put niture at minced prices. Per.
suns m Wong to touches.), will do well to giro hint n call.
ltepatttog of all hinds attended to promptly and charges
t casonable.
Are. Also. Ulldettaliing cart led on, and Coffins in ode in
any any le (testinl , at short notice.
.41,3- ' , untie's attended at any piece in town or coon.
fry, by 3. M. WISH.
1 inn tiogdon, Sept. 24, 1562-tf.
These Dish uments are not sutpafeaut by any made, and
are 0 arranted to give perfect Batisfactlon. A circular of
the mo.,t tclinbte xefeteuces can be seen at the Globe Of
lIA.IISII, Sole Agh., 1102, CheaV op Sl i . A
r s,
Mums, Mel°llooll4 and Harmoniumv.
June 17th, 1663-3111
j of GUTMAN k CO., if yeu wont a good article o ,
Clothing. Stole room in Lanett pow building, in the Na
g Lnt, !Upland. e Pert 9 , 1357
In Henderson township, about five mites from Hunting
don, and two and n half mules from Mill Crock, contain
ing about 230 Acres, about IGO of %dell. aro cleared ,
and under good cultivation, enclosed by gad hums.—
There is a good apple orchardend also a good
peach orchard on the premises. There is abund
ance of good water near the barn and house, and
streams running through the prenns.. The im
provements are in goad fog house weather-boarded, and
large frame barn. There is n good saw-mill scat and
plenty of timber on the property.
Persons wishing to porches° a good farm about} call
and examine this property. Apply to the undersigned
living on the premises. HIRAM GRADY.
May 13, 1863.3m1'
Stock Tools & Machinery for Sale.
TORS of the lost will of Owen Boat, Tato of the bor.,
ough of Huntingdon, deceased, offer nt private sale, all
the stock and fixtures belonging to the Carriage Manu.
factory of the deceased, consisting of a complete assort.
meat of Iron, Blacksmith's tools, Paints, Varnishee,
Trimmings and materials for wood work, and, some un
finished work.
Time will bo given on good severity.
Tito shop is a large frame building,
comprising a wool
shop and solo room below, and a paint shop and trimming
shop on the second story—four rooms in all,—and black
smith shop adjoining.
The shops will be leased forsuch time as may bo agreed
on. Tho shop has had a largo custom for several years
past, and Is considered Otto of the best locations in the
March M, 1803
JOHN H. WESTBROOK informs the public that he has
just received a nevi Stock' of BOOTS and SHOES clan sir
us and kinds to suit everybody.
Also, Hats, 'Hosiery, Shoe Findings?, Morocco an 74,-.
ing Skins, nil of which will be 201 at thp kowest cos
Don't forget the old ntnnd In tine Diamond. 011 mink%
mere and the public generally are invited to coll.
Huntingdon, May 20th, 1803.
A Benevolent Institution ettahlished by spectal Endowment,
for the Relief of the Side and Distressedy afflicted with,
Virulent and Epidemic Diseases, and especially fer the
Bore of Aseasee of the ,Sexual Organs. •
Medical Advice given gratis, by the Acting Surgeon.
Valunble Reports on Spermatorrina,and other Diaenseu
of the Sexual Organs, and on the now Remedies employed
in the Dispensary, sent to the afflicted in sealed letter en.
velopea, free of charge. Too or three Stamps for posing.
will be _acceptable.
Address, DR. J. SEILLEN HOUGHTON, Acting Sur
geon, Howard Association, No. 2 South Ninth Stroet,PLil
adolphia, Pa. By order of the Directors.
EZRA D. HARTIVELE, .4"resident.
OEO. FAIRCHILD, decretary.
Dec. 31,1862.-13..
and Ivory othor article nsually found fp a a tvcery Store
ALSO— Druga, Chemlenla, Dye Stnfth,
Paints, V 11111131.1, Oils and Spts. Turpen,tiag y
Fluid, Alcohol, Glass and Putty,
BEST WINK and BRANDY for medical purpose&
and a largo number of articles too minimum to eroptlon,
Thu public generally will please cull and extvnino for
themselves and learn my prices,
Huntingdon, Oct. 28, 1862.
and see the new nod elegant assortment u( floods lie tkull
just received consisting in part of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
QUCCIIBWaI . C. Hardware,
Clinging, Donnas, Shawl..
Hats, Caps, Bouts, Shoat
and all other articles kept in country stores. nhich ho is
offering at his Manitnoth Stores, at cone Ittin Station, at
uniemally lon yucca. The public aro invited to call and
lia v ng iiirmirslollfliratffriffifrlrrillt t
and other casict it cities, he is able to buy his goods cheap
er tints 'other country merchants, mid can consequently,
undersell Wei In exchange for goods, Ito takes all
kJ nds of country produce at the highest cash prices. BY
strict attention to the S ants of customers, ho hopes to
receive a continuation of tho liberal patronage With vaileh
he has been heretofore favored.
Mr. Colin is Agent of the Broad 'Top R. R. Co., at Coffee
Run Station, and is prepared to ship all kinds of Gitlin to
theErstern markets. flaying a largo Ware Room, far
mers can store with him until ready to ship. Every con
venience will be afforded theist.
June 10, 1163—1 f
Which he offers to all who waot to he
Ms Stock consista of Iteattpolndo Clothlog fur
Should gentlemen desire any particular kind or cat of
clothing not found In Mt Block on hand, by !awing their
measure they can be accommodated at short notice.
Call at tho east corner of the Diamond, over Long's
Huntingdon, April 7,1869,
Takon at Par in Exchange for Goode.
The Liglicst pricce paid in Goode for all kit* pf
Ilantingdon, May 20, 180.
Hare just Opened and offer to the Public,
call nod examine. our Goods
May 20, 3803
While and Colored Card Paper,
For sale At