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W.AttesdayAorning, Sep., 7, 1864,
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor.
Our- Flag Forever
" /NOW of no mode in, which, a loyal citi
zen may so 104/ demonstrate his devotion to
hts‘,.O . outftry as. by sustaining the Flag, the
eonii q uii i m and the Union, under ad ci?-ount
sia'ne;;; and UNDER EVERT' ADMINISTRATION
liiIGAMDLiSSDE PADTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
491AILAIiTi, S AT iroiri AND ABROAD.'-STEPIIEN
NATIONAL UNION TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
Union State Electoral Ticket.
Morton M'Miebael Philadelphia
Thos. Cunningham,Beaver co.
1 • ROA. P It ing, . 13 Elias W. Hall,
2 Geo. Morrison • 14 Chs. H. Shriner,
'doates, 15 Jno. Wister,
3 -Henry Bumm, -.16 D. WConaugby
4 Wm. H. Kern,' 17 D. W. Woods,.
58. H. Jenks, 18, Isaac Benson,
6 :Chas. M. Runk, 19 John Patton,
7 'Roht; Parke, '2OS. B. Dick,
21 Er. Bierer,
8' Aaron Mull,
9 T. A. Iliestand, 22 Jno. P. Penney
10,R. H. Coryell, 23 Eb. 3PJunkin,
11 Ed. Halliday, 24 J. W. Blaneh'rd
12 Chas. F. Reed.
• UNION DISTRICT TICKETS.
ABRAHAM. A. BARKER of Cambria
' FOR ASSEMBLY,
JOHN N. SWOOPE, of liurh., co.
JOHN BALSA.BACII, of Juniata co
• FOR SENATE,.
of as Union Confeience of the District.
'UNION COUNTY TICKET
• Prosecitting Attorney,
343.) D:CAMPBEILL, of Huntingdon
County • Cominiqsioner,
'JACOB gILI4ER ; of Oneida
• Directors . of Poor,
HENRY DAVIS, of West, 3 years.
lINNEY Ju'rliata, 2 yrs
.7 County Surveyor,
' D. D'..ESHBI.6I.AN, of Shirley
LIVINGSTON-1108.13, of Walkor
'The nampaigns against Mobile, At
lanta; and Petersburg have assumed
,greatly chang,ed. Atlanta
, city. Mobile but' waits to
%Unto the .hands of Farragut, and
Petersburg alone holds out defiantly
against As; promising terrible fighting
. 2 Despite the desperate
efforts of. Lee. to drive us from the
Weldon Railroad, we still hold enough
of it'to' make it useless to him, and he
will leave nothing undone to regain it.
On it, indeed; as well he is aware, de
pends the, existence of the • Confedera
cy. Fonit he has sacrificed Atlanta;
but, unfOrtunately for him, in the hour
of his Peril, Sherman, who has been
carefully watching Hood, has in part
at least defeUted his. plans. Atlanta,
according to the despatches we print
another ' column, we's evidently
evtienatedby General Hood by ordei:
Of General Leo. Bat Sherman, who
has undoubtedly been expecting such
a move; must have discovered it as
soon as it was begun ; for we learn
that a bat& was fought at East Point
,five miles in the rear of Atlan
ta, in which the ',rebel army was cut
in two and . many thousand captured.
Sherman Must have'pursued and over
taken the rebels on their rout to rein
force; Lee. .
; dies was,forced to this, to him, sad
'step by inexorable circumstances. He
- bus faileil to take tho Weldon Railroad
after,:te , fiercest;h most ably-devised,
and pokageous assaults. He was too
weaki..but , to strengthen himself he
dare:not recall Early from the Shenan
doah. ' Such a course would only have
transferred his danger to a new loath
ty. The, Panville. road was too im
portant to lose, and, if the army which
'defended'at 'once it and thb • city Of
Liiichhuig Were withdrawn, Sheridan
with kis *cos would make short work
-of both. In this dilemma he
calls upon:.. Hood; and the telegrams
THE CHICAGO" CONVENTION.—The
Vallandingham Democratic National
^Convention .assoinble d in Chicago last
Week, and. after the withdrawal of &iv
etal canditates, on 'motion of Vallan
dingb am, Gen. McClellan's nomination
we made .unanimous. George H.
nominated for :vie.° President. The
platforth reSolutions of the party will
he found in another column.
Shall we have Peace by Surrender or
It must (says the Pittsburg
cial) be one or the other. This is the
issue which is being made up. For
ourselves we accept it gladly;' for we
have faith in the fixed determination
of the people of the North not to back
out of the contest, but to put down the
rebellion. Whatever dissatisfaction
may be felt about somethings the Ad
ministration has done or failed to do;
whatever feeling may exist on minor
points, this will remain the overshad
owing question, and this the unaltera
ble determination of the North. Noth
ing that politicians can do will break
it down or divert the people from this
grand purpose. And in executing it,
we know they have intelligence and
sagacity enough to distinguish that
the peace party must be the surren
der party. Nor can any device got
up at Chicago or elsewhere, make it
appear that the peace party is the war
party. No contrivance of men whose
success the rebels rely on as their only
hope; can deceive the people of the
North into trusting them to give us- .
an "honorable peace," or any peace
whatever that will not be a surrender.
The genuine loyal man will not be de
ceived with the counterfeit present
ment. Surrender cloaked under the
name and guise of victory, can deceive
i no man.
If wo are to have peace, shall it be
the peace which DAVIS wants, or the
peace which the loyal men of the North
want? Shall it be the peace that will
raise the old flag to the place from
which traitorous hands tore it, or the
peace that will compel the North to
acknowledge the rebel flag raised when
the Stars and Stripes were dragged
down ? Shall we have a peace that
will abandon all the fruits of the war,
dishonor the heroeswhosegravos mark
so many battle-fields, or the peace
which will prove they did not die in
vain;—which will restore the Union
to the North and South, and to every
part all that man can reasonably de
We arc all for peace, but one side
is for ono kind of peace,----the peace of
surrender and disgrace; the other side
for another peace,—the'peace of victo
ry and honor.---Which shall it be ?
.r ; - o reflecting man can heleivo for a
moment that genuine peace can be
obtained except through the defeat of
the rebels and the destruction of the
military power of the rebellion; and it
would be worse than absurd to sup
pose that they who are in collusion
with the powers at Richmond, and to
whom the rebel leaders look to open
the way for such a compromise as will
save them, will conduct the war, in
case they get possession of the Gov
ernment, to such an end, or that they
will procure an honorable peace.
It will not be forgotten that they
who are seekirig to delude the people
into the belief that peace can be pro
cured by trusting them with the man
agement of the government, aro bound
by commitments from which they can
not break, to restore slavery to the
states it had before the rebellion. If
there is one fact clearer than another
hi this connection, it is that peace
from that quarter will be the success
of slavery. Even peace may be bad
at too great a cost, but this would be
but a part of it, when obtained at the
hands of the men who without war
rant, now make the offer.
When we are brought to believe that
the American people have lost the
spirit of devotion to the old flag, and
are prepared to turn traitors to it and
the brave men who have fallen in its
defense,—when we are convinced that
they are ready to give up their great
unfinished work, or surrender that
sacred cause by base concessions to
traitors, merely because they begin
for the first time to feel hardships not
one quarter so severe as those which
our heroes in the Army'and Navy have
borne with joy and pride for more
than three years,—when wo can be
lieve that the American people can be
seduced from the steady support of
the Government by the false cry of
peace, which means surrender
THE Chicago Vallandighare Peace
Party convention did not .adjourn
sine die. It adjourned to meet again
at the call of the chairman of the par
ty's national committee. It was sug
gested by ono of the western delega
tions .that there might be a necessity
for the re-assembling of the Conven
tion before the fourth, of March next.
What's to be did ? Perhaps it is the
intention of the peace party, in case
Lincoln should be re-elected, to meet
again in Convention and by solemn
resolve, follow in the footsteps of their
Southern brethren. About that time
the honest Democratic masses will see
what kind of company they have been
KEEP it before the people, that Mr.
Benjamin, Jeff. Davis' Secretary of
State, has issued a circular, in .which
it is distinctly and officially declared
that the South will listen to no terms
of peace not predicated on separation.
This has been assorted before' but not
officially; but now we have it set
forth in a State document. that separ
ation, -independence, is the only condi
tion on which Davis & Co., will enter
tain the idea of peace. Vallandingham
tk: Co are for peace upon any terms
to suit the rebels South, simply because
they are as anxious for the destruction
of the Union as their "Southern broth
McClellan and Southern Indepen-
The Chicago Convention has nomi
nated George - B. McClellan and declar
ed in favor of "immediate efforts for.
a cessation of hostilities," with the
view of making terms with the rebels
for peace. Now it happens that the
rebels have plainly declared what are
the only terms on which they will ne
gotiate for peace. The first and unal
terable condition is, the absolute• inde
pendence of the South. This was
known to the members of the Con
vention when they resolved "for a
cessation of hostilities," so that the
only logical inference is that the pate°
Democracy are for is to be obtain
ed by acceding to the demands of Jeff.
Davis, and acknowledging the inde- .
pendence of his bogus Confederacy of
It has been known that this was
the plan of Vallandigham, Wood, and
other pace apostles, but WO did not
suppose they could bring the Conven
tion up to the point of openly declar
ing for the independence of the South.
It is true that at the conclusion of one
of the resolutions something is said of
peace "on the basis of national union;
but, as this is unsupported by a single
word in favor of prosecuting, the war
to bring about such a result, and inas
much as not a word is said in denun
ciation of the rebellion, not a murmur
even against the traitors who have
drenched the nation in blood, this
phraseology stands without force ,or
We know that the country pants
for peace, but it never , will pay such a
price to obtain it.,
No loyal man will regret. that :the
McClellan Convention took.thisground
It will bring the issue squarely before
the country. But there is nevertheless
something alarming in the fact that
the malignant influence exerted by
desperate loaders of the Vallandig
ham school; backed by the secret or
ders of disuuionists scattered through
out the country, should . have peen of
such•potency as to control the action
of the Convention and suhstantially
converted it into a.grand gathering of
"0. A. K's." It.proves to. loyal men
the great necessity for action, ilarrno- .
ny and concentration. With the line
fairly, drawn, Peace by victory on the
one side, and Peace by surrender on
the other, there can holm uncertainty
as to the result. . •
McClellan Hard to Swallow,
Sam. Aledary, editor of the Colum
bus (0.) Crisis, and an influential lea
der of the Buckeye Deinocracy„ says:
"It is \volt known that General Mc-
Clellan has not one ,spark of proton-
Sions to the. Presidency except what
he has made out of this war under Mr.
Lincoln. He never held a civil office
in his life. Dennison brought him for
ward as a military. man. Yet in three
years, as a mere soldier, he rises; to the
demands of the Presidency to head a
party which. is .for peace—a position
requiting a statesman of enlarged
views 'and a statesman's experience.
And for what? That a few men who
have got his.ear may get foreign mis
sions and home positions, at the ex
pense of the peace of the country and
the lives of, their constituents. This
is paying too dear for such whistles,.
and 'for one, we,protest against it in.
behalf of our bleeding ruined, and dis
The act of Capt. Craven, who went ,
down in the monitor Tecumseh, off
Mobile, was an instance of sublime
courtesy. As the pilot and himself,
the last in the vessel, moved to the:
ladder, the Captain stepped aside, say
ing: "You first, sir." The pilot was
saved, and the hero .perished in his
magnanimity, an example as noble as
FREE SPEECIL—NearIy all .the Cop
perhead speakers at Chicago, and
their brethren who have addressed
ratification meetings elsewhere,. have,
been. loud in their denunciations of
the Administration for "putting down,
the freedom of speech." If there has
over been a more outrageous.abuse of
'the right of free speech in any coun
try, or in nny place,- than has been re
cently exercised by the very men and
presses that complain of its being "plat
down," history does not record the
fact. Under no 'other Government
under the sun would men be allovied
to utter anything like the seditions
sentiments or the treasonable doe.'
trines, in a time of civil war; that
these men have been and are now ut;
find the following paragraph in the
West Chester Jeffersonian, a leading
rebel sympathizing McClellan paper :
"Vallandigham Endorses McClellan :
—lt is known to most of our readers
that Hon. C. L. Vallandighant, of
Ohio, the loved and eloquent champi•
on of Peace, State rights and Consti
tutional Liberty, and the exiled vic
tim of Lincoln Despotism, was a Der
ogate to the recent Chicago Conven
tion. Ho was active and influential
as a member of the committee, in the
preparation of the Platform, and at
the conclusion of the first ballot for a
Presidential candidate, it was he who
moved that McClellan be declared the
unanimous nominee of the Conven
tion, and the motion was carried unan
The Franklin _Repository has come to
life again, printed on now typo. It is
one of the best papers in the State.
Can Lo3fitl Men Vote for McClellan?
Who Nominated McClellan ?-:-Val
landigham, Voorhees, Seymour, Har
ris, Lag Zz'Co., all rebels at heart and
outspoken sympathizers of the enemy
in the field against our Government.
Who are the advocates of the Mee
tion of :McClellan ?-Vallandigham &
'CO., and every enemy of our Govern
ment in the North and in the South-.
Can our brave soldiers and their
friends Vote for McClellan 7—The par
ty in. Pennsylvania that voted almost
unanimously to deprive our brave sol
diers of the right to vote, will support
McClellan for the Presidency. Mc-
Cleltan may be a good man,.but loyal
and sensible men will be likely to judge
of him by the company he keeps.
Is Jeff. Davis for the election of Mc-
Clellan. or Lincoln 7—The Southern
Rebel press, Jeff, Davis, and all . other
leading rebels in the South, pray for
the defeat of Lincoln, and the success
of the Vallandigham disunion ..peace
party in the North.
first Proposed Arbitrary
The principal thunder which the
supporters of MCCLELLAN hurl against
the administration is. ,that arbitrary
Arrests. have been made. .But . worse
than the draft oven, in: the sight of
these,.patriotio "democrats," are these
arbitrary .arrests that have done. so
much to weaken the. administration.
How they have thundered against
them night and day as breaches :of
the constitution, infringements of the
sacred liberties of person, and a reck
less: Overthrow of' all the Safeguards
against despotism which our fathers
erected'as • the . rights of the States.
Nevertheless, the most: high-handed,
arbitrary and exorbitant of all acts
of this kind—the seizure' and impris
onment of the entirelegislature of a
State—of the' sovereign State of Mar
yland,: was ordered and to .a .certain
extent executed by. General McClellan;
Banks was at that..time in command
at Baltimore, and as it was suspected
that the members' of the legislature
might tali©meaSures to`care Y the
State out orthe Union ,into,. the Con
federacy, 111eClellAA . wrote to: him in
this wise :•. ... • . .
HEADQUARTERS ARMY POTOMAC,
SVASUINGTON, Sept; 12, 1864.
"MAJOR-GENERAL N. P. BANKS, U.,
S. I.—General: After full consulta'-'
tioe with the President, Secretaries of
State, War &c., it has heen decided to
effect the operation proposed Tor the
17th. Arrangements have been made
to have a Government 'steamer at An- ,
napolis to,receive the prisoners, and:
carry them to their, destination.
"Some four or five of the chief men in
the affair are:to be. arrested to-day.
When they'rM3et-eil the-17th you Will
please have. everything prepared to
arrest the whole party, and be sure
that none escape.
"It is understood that you arrange
with General Dix and Governor Sew-'
aril the modys operandi.. :It has been
intimated to me that the meeting might
take place on the 14th instant; please
be prepared. I would bo glad to have
you advise me frequently of your ar.
rangementsio regard to 'this important
"If it is successfully carried out, it.
Will go far toward breaking the back
berm of the rebellion., It will probably
be well to have a special train quietly
prepared to take. the:prisoners to An
"I leave this exceedingly important
affair to your tact and discretion—
and have 'but one thing to impress
Upon you—the absolute • necessity of
secrecy and success. With the• high
est regard, . I am, my - .dear General,
your sincere friend.
'GEO. B.MeCLELLAN Maj. Gen.,U.S.A."
This was, it . must. be confessed, a
pretty, summary and effective way of
dealing with State rights, and 'McClel
lan went into the work with gusto
It cannot be said that ho was merely
carrying out the orders of his superi
ors, for he appears to have suggested
the plan himself, merely "consulting"
the President about, it, and lending it
his warm and earnest approval. His
anxiety to get it done with complete
success, and the importance he ascribes
to that success, shows that his, co-op
eration was more than willing : it was
zealous. Ile seized those suspected
legislatOrs—thoie representatives of a
~ f ree independent :ind sovereign State
-wbich.was net :at war with 'the na
tion, with as much avidity as. a dog
catches at a bone.. He jugged them
all a sWoOp, and there was an' end
Of the matter. Mr. Lincoln's seizure
of a poor offending editor here and
there, or' of a - peculating contractor
now and then, is a pitiful proceeding.
beside this nabbing of a whole legisla
tive body. Creniwell's dispersion of
the. Long Parliament has become his
' torical ; it has been both rpainted and
sing; but it was a:tame affair compar
ed with MeOlellares.method of getting
rid of the • Maryland Parliament. His
"democratic" admirers,' especially
those who are charnpiOns ofstate rights,
would do well to put'the scene' upon
their tranparencios and banners. It
would make an ~extremely pictures
que and effective emblem of political
ns.. General Grant has issued an.or
dor which 'makes the status of (loser:
tars to our lines a very pleasant ono.
They are to be provided with trans
portation to any point in the North
'which they may desire' to reach, or
they can receive omplOymont in the
army departments at remunerative
'wages. ITO.servieee will bo expected
of them Which might subject them to
a chance of Capture by the rebels. This
'order, together with that of General
Try, exempting them' from draft,
Makes a rebel deserter's position smile
what desirable, and will doubtleaa
crease desertions in the 'ranks of the
Capture of Atlanta Confirmed !
Occupation by Gen. Slocum—The
Rebels Blow up their Magazines—De
feat of the Enemy at Jonesboro.
Washington, Sept. 4-8 P. M.
To Maj Gen. Dix, H. York :
Gen. Sherman's official report of the
capture of Atlanta has just been recei
ved by this Department. It is dated
twenty-six miles south of Atlanta, at
six o'clock yesterday morning, but
was detained by the breaking of the
telegraph lines mentioned in my do
spatch of last night.
"As already, reported, the army
drew from about Atlanta, and on the
'3O had made a break, on the West
Point road, and reached a good posi
tion from which to strike the. Macon
road, the right (Gen. Howard) near
Jonesboro, the loft (General Thomas)
at Couch's. Howard found the enemy
in force at Jonesboro, and entrenched
his troops, the salient within half a
mile of the railroad. The enemy at
tacked him at 3 P. M . ., and was easi
ly, repulsed, leaving his dead and
wounded. Finding strong opposition
on the road, I advanced the'antre and
left rapidly to the railroad, made a
goed lodgment,, and broke all the way
from Rough and Ready down to How
ard's loft, near Jonesboro, and by the
same movement I interposed my
whole army between Atlanta and the
part of the enemy entrenched in and
round 'Jonesboro. We made .a gener
al attack on the enemy at Jonesboro
on the ist of September, the 19th Corps,
Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, carrying the works
ban dsomoly with ten guns and about
a thousand prisoners. In the 'night
the enemy retreated south,' and we
have followed him to another of his
hastily -constructed lines, near Love
Flood at Atlanta, finding me on hid
road, the only one that could supply
him, and between him and a consider
able part of his army, blew, up his
magazines in Atlanta and left in the
night time, wherf.the 20th Corps, Gen
Slocum, took possession of the place ;
so Atlanta is ours, and finally. won .
"Our losses will not exceed 1,200,
and wo have possession of over 300 re.
bel dead, 250 wounded, and over 1500
'TV. T. Sherman, Maj.. Gen. •
A later despatch from Gen. Slocum,
dated at Atlanta last night, the 3d, 9
P. m., "states that the enemy on even
ating.Atlanta destroyed seven loco
motives and eighty one ears loaded
with ammunition, smell arms and
stores,, and left fourteen pieces of ;ar
tillery, most of them uninjured, and
largo number of small arms. Deser
ters atte constantly coming into our
ED. Al. STANTON,
Secretary, of War.
"Say to Mr. Lincoln; from me, that,
I shall at any time be pleased to re.:
ceive proposals for. peace on the basis
of our Independence. It will be. Ilse
less to approach me with any other.—
Neither Abraham Lincoln, nor ,the
hundreds of thousands of loyal soldiers
from the North will ever agree to of
fer or accept .a ' pomp upon the basis
of a dii3olution of the Union.
SIGNIFICANT:I-It is a fact of DO Or
dinary significance that it was the trai
tor Vallandingham who moved that
the nomination of McClellan be made
unanimous. Upon. this followed the
nomination of Pendleton, Vallanding
ham's right-band man, and, if such' a
thing be possible, a greater enemy
of his country than Vallandingham
himself. This is an important fact to
be borne in mind during the Campaign.
Au Appropriate Selection
Governor SEYMOUR, of Now York,
was manifestly the fittest person in
the country to preside over the delib
erations of the Chicago Convention.
When YEFF, Davis and his fellow
conspirators proclaimed the Montgom
ery: Constitution, he declared himself
in favor of accepting it in the place Of
the Constitution of the United States,
framed by the fathers Of the Republic.
Ile has never made any public decla
ration of a change of views, and the
presumption is he is still in favor of
Davis and his bogus Constitution. It
is entirely certain that in his speech
be bad many hard things to say against
the North, but not a word of complaint
of the South. The Convntion, ;there.
fore, did a consistent thing by calling
him to preside. The act was in berme-
Ly with the proceedings, which favor
ed an armistice for a peace attainable
only by acknowledging the independ
ence of the South.
A . REBEL OPINIE4I,—We find .the
following:paragraph in an article ta:-
ken , from the Richmond Examiner of
"If Atlanta wore to fall, or Peters
burg, or Sheridan should drive Early
back toLyuchburg—or if any one of
these events should befall, then all the
peace principles and peace President's
of Chicago. would be at the election
next November whore last pear's snow
is, and last night's moonshine."
No wonder t.he Vallandigham par
ty don't want to believe the news
from Atlanta. MeClellan's cake is
ler The boxes containing , arms
that were seized in Indianapolis at the
office of 11. H. Dodd, Grand Comman-
der of the "Sons of Liberty,". wore
marked "Sunday School Books.' ,They
were sent to the member of the firm
who is extensively engaged in the
School Book business.
80-A married couple travelling in
England recently, held the following
dialouge i "My dear are you corafor:
tablo in that corner ?" "Quite thank
you 'my dear." "Sure there is plenty
of room for feet ?" "Quito sure love."
"And no cold air from the windpw by
your car ?"—"Quite certain, darling!"
"Then, my doer, I'll change places
The Chicago Convention.
2V Platform of the Vallandiityham,
Mr. Guthrie stated that the Commit
tee on Resolutions had agreed, and
were ready to report.
The resolutions were read as follows:
Resolved, That in the future, as in
the past, we will adhere with unswer
ving fidelity to the Union, under the
Constitution, of the only solid founda
tion of our strength, security and hap
piness as a people, and As the frame
work of the Government, equally con
ducive to the welfare and prosperity
of all the States, both Northern and
Resolved, That this Convention' does
explicitly declare, as the sense of the
American people, that after four years
of failure to restore the Union by the
experiment of war, during which, un
der the' pretence of military necessity,
,or the war-power, higher than the
Constitution, itself has been disregar
ded in every, part,,, and public liberty,
and private right alike troddeo 'down,
and the material prusteritY of the
country essentially impaired, and that
justice, humanity, liberty , and the pub
lic welfare demand that immediate ,
.efforts be made for. the. cessation of
hostilities, with a view to the ultimate
convention of all the States, or other
peacable means to that end,'that at
the earliest practicable moment peace
maybe restored •on the ; basis of the
Federal Union of the States.
Resolved, That th-edirect interfer
ence of the authority df the United
States in the recent electiens held in
Kentucky, Maryland Missouri and
Delaware was a shameful violation of
the Constitution, and a repetition of
such acts in the approaching elections
will be held as revolutionary,' and will
be resisted with , all the means and
power under ; our control.
Resolved, That the aim and object
of the Democratic party is to preserve
the Federal Union and the" rights of
the State's unimpaired, and they_here
by declare that they.consider the ad
ministrative usurpation, of extraordi r ,
nary and dangerous powers, not gran
ted by the Constitution, add supervis
ion of civil by -military la,W'in the
States not. in. insurrection; 'the arbi
trary military arrest, imprisonment,
trial and sentence of American citi
zens in States , where civil law exists
in full force, the suppression of free
dorii of speech and of the press, the de
nial of the right of asylum, tho open
and avowed disregard of State rights,,
the employment of unusual test oaths,
and the interference with and denial
of the right "of 'the people to hear
arms, av calculated to prevent the res
toration of the Union and a perpetua•
tion of a Government deriving its just
powers from the consent of the gov
• Resolved, That • itm hamdful , disre
gard of the Admin?stration to its du
in , respect to ourfollow:citizens who
now, and, long, have been 'prisoners,
and are now in a suffering condition,
deserves the severest reprobation on
the score alike Of public' and common
immunity. . " c
Resolved, That the sympathy, of_th,q:
great Democratic party is heartily,
and earnestly extended to the soldMry
of our army, who are and '.hive
iu the field' under the tlav,-"Oleur doun:.
try, and in the event of our attaining
power they will receive al,l care,. pro-
teetioh, regard and kindness
brave soldiera Of our'Repu bile; have so
nobly earned; • ' '
The resolutions were •adopted
but four dissenting voices. ;
COOT. IMPUDENCE OF VIE PEACE PAR
TY.—The rebels cry out . "Let us
alone.' The makers of the Chicago
platforen Eiai:"Lot cease."
Here is a remaskable harmony of
timont between the Southern conspi
rators and the leadors of the ,Chicago
McOlellan First Proposed the Draft.
IIIcer.ELLAN was the first man
in'the country to propose the draft..
This he did more than throe years ago.
In August of 1861—just a month 'after
the battle of Bull 'Run— when ' volun ,
teem were pouring into Washington
by regiments and brigades, he, wrote
to . the President as follows : ,
"WAsnmoroN, Auguit 20, 1861. "
"Sirs I have just received the enclos
ed despatch in cipher. Colonelliarey
knows what he says, and is ef the cool
est judgement. I recommend that the.
Secretary of War ascertain at once
by telegraph how the enfolltnent,
proceeds in New 'York and elsewhere,
and that, if it is not proceeding with
great rapidity, drafts to , he made at
once. We must have men without
"ftspeetfUlly, your obedient servant;
"GEORGE B. , MeCLELLAN;
"Major General U. S A," •
. . •
The following is ty coppy of the, ur
gent note of General Illar.ey, his father
in-law rand chief of staff."
- ' NEW YORK, August . 2o,
"I urge upon•you. to nialte.apositivb:
and unconditional demand flq
diate draft of the additional troops,you
require. *Men will not Vdlunteer now,
and' drafting is the Only suecessfal
The people null applaud such a .course,-
rely upon it.. I will. be in Washington
Notwithstanding Gon. .I.l.cetnuaN
stands thus corm - rutted, his Supporters.
arraign, the Administration for enfor-,
dug tho draft, and would have the
country understand that ho and they
are the opponents of conscription
So long as ' men can read,
this trick.will meet no with success.
The Cindinnati Gazette understands
that the movements started by promi
net Abolitionists in New• England to
induce the withdrawal of Mr. Lincoln
and Gen. Fremont is not confined to
that class. The Gazette is inforMed,
there is a verry general desire (to
adopt such measures as. may be neces
sary to secure the cordial union of
the opponents of the peade party, and
to present in the campaign. an ,unhro
ken front. What the result of Able'
may be, we are not abhi to foreshadow
but whatever steps are : taken, looking
slowly to the' success` of the' cause in
which wo'are engaged, will be avoid
ed' by''the people. The latter will
cheerfully lay aside -personal prefer
ences, wherever these may be found
to stand, in the way of a consolidation
Of the 'Union elements.
IA AR FOR THE UNION.
The Surrender. of FOR Min..
Capture of 600 PrAq tiers, 60 Cannon;
ctic.-3,000 .8,411,1 Thiototif Into the
.Fort.—Our .Poss but One kißct . a'rict
IVAthißiqrox, Sept 1, 10:5D
To Major general Dix, New Ydrk :
This-department bas just -received;
General Cant:of s official report, of the
surrender'of Fort Morgan, viz
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21—Fort Mor
surrendered st,t2 P.:M.; OR the 28'd
(Signed) ED—R. S. CANBY, Ma j. Gen-
NEW ORLEANS, :Aug. 23.—8 y the
,Pc.rtliforgati %;/6 have
about 600 nnere: 60 geced ofar
tillery, and a lalge_, amount of
• 4. 'f'
In the twelve hours ppoceeding the
surrendeii.-alcOuf ::',8,001Y. shells: we're
thrown into the fort:•
The citadel end - biwracks are entire
ly destroyed; and , the Works generally
much injured. . fl
Many of the,guns: were spiked, ;the'
carriages, burned, and • nauclk,er, ,the',
ammunition cibstr4yeti 'by
The losses in. thea . rrriy we're= One'
man killed. and seven wounded.; ,';-'
,:(Signed).,; E. R, S.:DANBY,
Ge ll PrOt ,
Appeal •of General Griintio , tlit CothitiV;!
, . •
WASHINGTON, Sept. r lll. . •
Major General Dix, New York :
This Department has received' in
telligence this evening' tluit Glint:far
Sherman's advance , • entered''Atlantit.;
about . .noon to-day ..,,
have not ypt been yeeeived, ~ but tele
graphic communication during the,
i . 24
night"with Atlanta l dirSet is eetiiii:
- ' STANTON,
. p:Secretary of War. r!!
, . Official Despatch.l
WASIIINGTON, . 1 9 e p 0 1 45 P.‘lll
- York: - . The
follotving„telegram from. Major-,Gener m .
al Sloeurri, dated thiS day is Atlau,ta,
and just received, confirmst,he'eapttre:
of that city : •
Gen. Sherman has taken Atlanta,'
and the 29th Corps now,Lopcapy ,the:
citk:' The main army, is,.om
con road; near' ' - gaSt . koint. • A
was fought near that ri • *ire!?
Gen: Sherman !wag Successful:'
The,,particalars, are - not,known. , .
ESignedl 11. ViSLOOIJAI, 14fej.,Oen-,
An, unofficial report, athtes, that,j.q,
the battle netir . Eas't '`Pan . t;.blr
General . Sherman, With'HOOd;the'ief.).:'
el;army Was cut •in . :two, with , ;very
heavy ; loss to, the , enemy,- ; and that -
General. Hardee was
Our IOsS is not known.
ED~VTN M. STANTO.Iq,'''
' ‘. Secretary of 'War. • 7 -"
Gen. Eqrty Still in. 1 7 .4114-.‘ 7 :149.
Hea4l . ,(arters at Bunker
'BALTIMORE, Sept:2.:-Tlie Ainerideen
spedsl dispatch, dated at klbartesto -,
17 "n2,, 2S9Pt• Sa ys , • -
, have not sumeienttime In
dispatch as the mail closeiciit
per's Ferry' at 1 15' . 1 1 . • M.; to 'Mit:6'
into .details; but will simply state' th'et ,
principal points of. information which'
were obtained by a,reconnoissance. : ,, , ,
"In the first place larlY'fias, not,
left and' has 'no intention of leaving, •
the valley. His headqiiartad'iire
Bunker Hill, half. way 'between Mar.
tinsbarg 110 Winchester. • „He i 8 busi•
ly pngagcd in repairing and ..putting ;
up the telegraph' line, and lips alioaa.y,
toleoTaphe communication witif
nion% from this . eido of Woodstock:'."- '
• Early is receiving .reinforcenannts,,
and Fitz Aug 4 Lee is , ,k,nown tq. have,
received 300 fresh horses, for his cav
alry, who are said to nurnbin,, 't,000;"
"There is d regular stii4xi' &bin' Wiri-'
cheater to Staunton, , whichlrhns every
day, and ,several , qfficers and • soldiers ,
are receiving short; furloughs to, go,
home and, return to.Wincheatpr, which
does not look as thongh he ihtended to
leave the valley." •• - ': 1 •• •
WASIiiNGTON, Sept.'3-..-,The Star, sayii:
The following 'dispatch was , received.
at•th e• War Department; last night:
The enemy are on the.. Move:, 'down
the valley, falling , back = toward Win—
chester. . „ ,
,Averill attacked :and drove Vaughn's
rebel eavalry'diVihion from i:om,o pdfnif.
nortlf , of Buhker Hill' `within six miles
of. Winchester- whim his 'advance 'Wass
stopped by, the, appearance of a'
ion of rebel infantry
ffe"howeier stioCeede d in capturing
twenty: wagona,'"tWO . battle'
number of prisoners, and a herd of eat-'
General Sheridan . moped last night,
with his whole arms in Pursuit.,
'General Grant wants only OnelEhindred ,
, • Thousand
WASumuirot.T.Sept.2.—To fifajor Gen:
eral!Dix, Nolo 'York : , It iS•aseertained
with reasonable,certainty that tho na
val and ether predits i requireci , by the,
act of Congress will amount j 9 about
500,000, including New York,. which,
has not yet been. reported to the DO , -
partment, so tha,t the , President's:ealt
of ,Tuly 18th, is practically. reduced :.to)
three hundred thousand men, to pmeet
and take the placip of—First, tint
new enlistments the navy": Second;
the casual ties of batthi; siekimis;pirison:'
ors, and desertidn; and, Third,itheone"
hundred days'..troops, rand all 'other&
going out, by the.ezpiration l of servico
"R. B. Illan'cr."
One htindred thmiethid "Doti tr,o0 ps;
'promptly frowarded; is all that General
Grant askid for'the captnrd of Richmond
'and to give
,fmishing hlovr to the
!rebel . armies yet in the fold „ the
iresidue of, adequate for garrisons id
forts and to guard nll'6o'l4l°3 of corn
munication and suPply,! free the Conn=
try from guerillas,. give.-security to
trade, protect commerce arid, travel,
and establish peace, order and trti9.-
quility in every State.- • ‘'' '
STANTON, Secretary ef Ware
Tlie Pab4e . Seliools of tGis'ptade;
after a vanation'ofirni
again orrnianklay. ' '
Buy, yog,r.,, cigaq p,n4 pb_acco.;:,,Afp
hOvie. flo Q ii Store
The Shenandoah Valley;
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