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Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 1866 .
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
"/know of no mode in which a loyal cat
wen may so well demonstrate his devotion to
hts country as by sustaining , the Flag, the
Comgitution and the Union, under all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADMINISTRATION
REGARDLESS OF PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
SSAI LAN TS, AT ROME AND ABROAD."
The Borough Delegate Elections.
WHO ARE THE SOLDIERS FRIENDS'
. As an independent journal we feel
it our duty to make public tho contest
in this placo on Saturday evening last
for the choice of delegates to reprosent
the Union party in tho Union Con
vention, which assembles at the Court
House to day, (Tuesday.) Kennedy
M. King and James Port, two reliable
friends of the_ Union party, and pub
licly plodged to 'support worthy and
competent soldiers for all the offices
for which they might apply, wore first
named on Friday as proper genthimen
for delegates. These men, not suiting
the friends of John N. Swoope, David.
Clarkson and other civilian office sock
ere, Goorgo A, Stool and David Black,
also_reliable Union men, were put up
as SWoope men in opposition to King
and Port. And now we invite the at•
tention of the honest, Union voters of
the county to tho Means resorted to by
the friends of Swoops , & Co., to defeat
King and Port. To secure the votes
of the straight-out Republicans and
the soldiers, Swoop's friends publicly
asserted that . King and Port were
pledged to support Capt. John Living
ston, a Breckenridge Copperhead Demo
crat, for the Legislature. This false
charge, of itself, was sufficient to defeat
King and Port—but the Swoope men
were desperate, and they resorted to
other dishonest means too numerous
to mention, to accomplish their pur
pose. They even represented to the
loidic,v,hoysthat . Steel and Black wore
in:favorof putting soldiers on the
county tie,lcet for all the offices, the
only epcpted - . With such
IT,,Rnperupujout4 opposition against
and Port their friends could not
hope for 'success rhut.they" de tormiced
:. - t:sitand fftst,an,d 'rote their. sentiments
When the polls should open, in the. eve
ping. The, polls opened--the voting
_two , the mon
.votingAs.King, and gorkweFo known
to be decided:J.7%lon
,rnen,hgt of those
goting, for Steel., ond, Black at least
.4hlrty,lvere tit-rangers to ,our people,
ARd yk . nniber of others always voted
„ pithAho anti - WPTPAOY Iwkd will vote
there agaig,this,fall„ „ - ,
A few moments„ before, the polls
r olosed, wo.offored,tholotlowing resola-
-P4Boived i a`bat , the . delegates elected.
„be, instmettadytsksuppert t ip. the County
Cohirelitien, soldiers for all the offices
With nay riameil for.
")irdn %'si-oopc & Co.,
was voted down, none, voting' for '
thoie . '4l6l3.deVot'ed' for King and
Fort, end tbYeel or . four ; soldie'rs who
had been - deeeliadfiWthe support of
AligHt the' chair
soldiers' Itiliot" - virds'`Voted down, Mr.
one of ilits editors of
' the Jou'Pharif, - Aniei^ican, mOvod that
`thik delegateff elected' - he instructed` to
,'ldt `'John N.'Swoope. This mo
tion of course - Vreivailcd--none voting
tigainstit luetfulaie in favor of a sol
* -- diei ticket. Capt. McCahan's friends
may si3k;`if the Swoope party in town
ireiiiiionestly in favor of him for Sher
iff, why did not Mr. Nash include him
in his motion of instruction The hon.'
est truth is plainly to be seem now—
the Simope"party in town were forced
to profess friendship for Capt. McCa
han; the delegates may vote for him,
but the'Journal Anierican faction,
which includes the unscrupulous polit
ical wire-workers of the town, are op
posed, to him or any other Soldier be
ing nominated for the office bf Sheriff.
Their actions speak louder than words.
Mr. Black and Mr. Steel are good
men, and we shall watch closely how
far they will cut loose froM the trick
sters and carry out in , good faith the
pledges made to the soldiers by their
Tun Sotorra rog OFFICE.—No are
for the soldier for office—not the offi
cer of a company only, but the private
in The rear rank. If we could make
the ticket to bo nominated to-day, wo
would give the private soldier the pro
femme° for all the offices. It is for
the delegates to bring the right men
before the Convention for nomination
TIIE"ATLANTIC CABLE.—Sov en hun
dred miles of the Atlantic cable were
payed out, when the insulation was
lost. The cause of this is unknown,
and further particulars have not trans
Much of our space is occupied
this week witii an - account of the hor
rors of, the Andereonvillo prisou,,--
The'culprit'Wertz, who kept the pen,
is . now in our bands, awaiting trial.—
Let his punishment be caddo. proper
tionate to the terribllnesti of his crimes.
If6'.ccirbepr Making Turiller coonent,
but will let our rea:ders judge,
Who Holds the Offices ?
Some civilians complain that the
soldiers want all the offices. Wo will
take the trouble to show the public
how many of the offices of honor and
profit this county is interested in are
hold by soldiers:
Judge, - I
Associate Judges, 2
Prosecuting Attorney, 1
Register & Recorder, 1
Treasurer, 1 •
County Commissioners, 3
Directors of the Poor, 8
County Surveyor, 1
County Superintendent, 1
Huntingdon Post Office, 1
U. S. Revenue Collector, 1
U. S. Assessor, 1 •
Asst.. U. S. Collector, . 1
Assistant Assessors, 5
Tho terms of nine of the above will
expire this fall, leaving 22 civilians and
three soldiers still in office. Now, wo
prose to nominate soldiers for all the
offices to be filled this fall, (Associate
Judge might be excepted,)which would
give the soldiers, in office, IS, civilians,
23. Now, to us this does not look like
giving the soldiers all the offices, nor
near as many as they are entitled to.
We hope the delegates from every
township in the county will offer wor
thy and competent soldiers for the offi
ces to be filled, and see that full just
ice is done them. Tho Union party
must show by its acts that it is honest.
ly the friend of the soldier; if it fails to
do so it will certainly be defeated at
the next election and for years to come.
ROW TO SAVE THEMSELVES.—A good
project now opens itself to office-hold
ers who aro, or will, be, disturbed by
the importunities of a certain class of
politicians—the office-seekers. Lot
them boldly make the declaration that
they will appoint none but those who
have served their country in its hour
of danger. This plan, we see, has
been adopted, and works admirably;
and should the course be universally
pursued of making only soldier ap
pointments, the anxious office-seekers
would lose much of their anxiety, and
their ambition grow "beautifully less."
It will be seen that there( is as much
policy as justice in rowtrding the val
iant soldiers. The officer in high
standing would certainly lose no sups
port by making and fulfilling such a
determincd declaration; but, on the
contrary, the Soldiers and soldiers'
friends would be loud in their praises.
Such officeis as these we desire to see,
and patiently await to see them con
ferring the rewards that lie in their
power upon meritorious and compe
DIDN'T KNow.—lt was surprising to
hear men after tho election for dele
gates on Saturday last saying that
they were sorry they voted for the
"civilian" ticket without thinking.—
They professed they didn't know how
the ease stood. ,To be sure, they wore
told by certain individuals that that
was the soldiers' ticket, but they did
not hear the delegates Bay they were
for soldiers, nor did they publicly
pledge themselves to support soldiers
for all the offices. King and Port, on
the other hand, did- make such a public
pledge, as those who could road could
plainly see, and there is no excuse for
men saying that they did not know
how they were voting. They may,
however, have the opportunity to make
amends, and we hope to see them pro
fiting by the opportunity.
DELEGATE CONVENTIONS. —A corres
pondent in the last number of the
Shirleysburg Herald, signing himself
"B," writes upon the above subject
as follows. There is much truth in his
remarks : •
"On Tuesday afternoon the , annual
farce of a delegate convention will be
gone through with—the representa
tives of the "dear people" meeting. in.
solemn council to adopt a . ticket which
has been "cut and dried" by the polith
cal wire workers. We tell the people
plainly that if they want a voice in the
making of candidates for .County and
District offices, they must become more
demooratic and break down the system
of Delegate Conventions. They must
vote for the candidates direct in their
primary meetings, the candidate re
ceiving the largest number of votes in
tho County to be the nominee. Will
not the Convention next Tuesday
adopt measures to make this the. rule
of action of the Union Party of this
County for the time to come ? It will,
if the people take the trouble to elect
delegates thereto who are favorable to
the change and will attend to getting
the right kind of a County Committee
appointed for the ensuing year. Or
if we must endure the delegate system
longer, we Suggest that the_ Conven
tions be held alternately above and be.
low Huntingdon,say at Shaver's Creek
and Mount Union."
The guerilki Mosoby, who was
captured at Alexandria, Va,, on the
101h,has boon released by order of the
Secretary of War, on condition that
he return to hie home and never again
collie within the lithits of the depart
ment without permission of the miti•
EirThe Agricultural Society meets
this evening in Up (..19nrt, Ileum
How our Soldiers were Murdered There
—The Systematic Acts of Cruelty
Practised by the Commanders of the
Post—A Record of the Most Borri,
ble Dads ever Committed' by Men—
Another Illustration of "Southern
To tho Editors of tho New York Evening Post
There appears to be a disposition on
the part of some of the public press to
mitigate the offences and crimes of
Major Henry Wertz, late the respon•
Bible keeper of the stockade at Andor
sonville, Ga., and to throw upon oth
ers the responsibilities that justly at
tach to those alone who were in im•
mediate command of that prison. Be
ing persOnally acquainted with most
of tho officers who were stationed at
Andersonvillo, and knowing much of
the treatment of those who were so
unfortunate as to have been confine
in that Pen of horror, I have thought
that n good condensed statement of
how things wore managed and priso
ners of war Were treated there might
not be entirely unacceptable to your
I wish to be understood as not desis
rous to forestall the action or opinion
of the commission which is about to
investigate this matter, or to add any
thing to the feeling entertained toward
Major Wertz. It is enough for him to
rest, now and forever, under an oblo.
quy that no time and no repentance
can obliterate ; to feel within himself
the unenviable pangs which the recol
lection of his powerless murdered vic
tims will ever arouse, and to know that
whatever may be the award of a hu
man tribunal his punishment is already
' Tho prison of Andersonville is a
stockade of about eighteen feet high,
the posts comprising it being sunk in
the ground five feet. It originally
comprised an area of eighteen acres,
but 1 -' - itsequently enlarged to twen
ty:S . se , The enclosure is upon
the 'ii I), looking toward the
southi'iitibe. eit of which is a small
brook, about five feet wide and as
many inches deep, which furnished
Water for the use of the prisoners.
Within this enclosure were turned the
prisoners as they arrived, and left to
provide for themselves, tbore being no
shelters, or arbors, or any kind of pro
tection afforded, by trees or otherwise,
against the burning storms, or the
freezing winters. _
The position was selected by Capt.
Winder, a son of Gen. Sohn H. Win.
der, who was sent from Ricnmond for
that purpose in the latter part of 1863.
When it was suggested to him by a
disinterested but humane spectator of
his operations that it would perhaps
be bettor to leave the trees standing
within tho proposed stockade, as they
would afford shade to the prisoners, he
replied: 'That was just what he was not
going to do; ho was going to make a
pen for the Yankees, whore they
could rot faster than they could be sent
And admirably did he accomplish
The first commander of the post was
who was soon succeeded
by John 11. Winder, with his son as
Adjutant, his nephew as commissary
and sutler, and Henry Wortz in im
mediate command. of the prisoners.
There were generally stationed there
for guard duty from three to six regi
ments of infantry, with one company
of artillery; having a battery of six
pieces, according to the exigences of
the case, the number of prisoners then
confined, or the fears entertained of an
attempt to set theM at liberty by raid
ing parties of United States troops.
When prisoners were first received
it was usual to subject them to a search
for money, valuables, &c., which, os ,
tensibly, were to be restored when
they wore released from captivity, but
which, in reality, wont into the pock..
ets of those who controlled the prison.
Notwithstanding a law of the Conte&
eracy, expressly prohibiting the deal.
ing in "greenbacks," yet the initiated
—a few whose "loyalty" was unques
tioned—could always obtain for a con
sideration the greenbacks they re.
The writer of this was the foreman
of the last grand jury which was cm.
pannbled for Sumner county, Ga., and
in the performance of his duties he had
to investigate a largo number of pros.
entments for dealing in the forbidden
currency, which was brought against
poor• Union mon in every instance.
Struck by this fact, he resolved to ox•
amino, as his positions gave him a right
to do, into all the circumstances—
where the money originally came from,
who did the selling of it, indeed, the
whole ?iticidus operandi, and ho elicited
the fact above stated, how the money
was obtained, that the, Winders and
Wertz were the _ prinelpalS, acting
through subordinates, in gathering
bushels of plums, in the way of premi
ums, &c. Meanwhile, the prisoners
were left to the tender mercies of their
jailor and commissary for their food,
which might have been improved in
quantity, at least, if their money had
been left in their possession.
At first it was customary to send a :
wagon into the stockade every morns
ing at ten o'clock, loaded With the ra
tions for the day—bacon and corn
bread, nothing else; but as the num
ber of prisoners increased and the
greed of gain grew upon the trio above
montioned,.the corn bread was ruin.
cod in its- quality, being then manu
factured of equal proportions of ground
field peas and corn, unbolted, unsifted,
uncleansed, indeed, from the dirt and
trash which peas naturally accumulate;
and at last, when tho number of pris
oners increased to over thirty seven
thousand, the meat rations per week
wore reduced to a piece of bacon; hit.
each man, about three inches long and
two wide, with ono pone of the bread
above described per day. Then, also,
the custom of carrying the prisoners'
food into the'stockade in wagons was
abolished. They drove up to the gates;
which were slightly opened, and the
scanty food, foul and unhealthy as it
was, was thrown inside by the guard,
to be scrambled for by the wretched
prisoners, the strongest and those near
est the gate getting the hugest sl u u•e,
the weak and sickly getting none.
I have mentioned the small brook
which rune through the lower part of
the stockade, and which supplied the
water for drinking and washing., This
brook has its rise in a swamp not far
from the prison, and at no time, cer
tainly not, for a lengthened period,
was tho water suitable or healthy; but
whea the ffeces and filth, the drainage
of tho whole camp of prisoners, came
to be suporadded to the natural unfit
ness of the water for drinking or clean
in g purposes,my reader can judge what
thirst was assuaged, or fever cooled,
or throbbing temples washed, by this
floating stream of filth and disease!
At any time, under the most rigid by.
gienie restrictions, • it is difficult to
maintain health aad cleanliness among
a large body of men- , what do . you
think was the condition of thirty-soy:
on thousand half-naked, half starved
men, .witbout any police regulations,
undor norn,oral or restraining info
eneeS the'4mnant who were fi.
nally allthved to pass but of this mili
tary Golgotha wore not wild beasts,
unwashed, befouled devils, no thanks
aro to be given to Henry Wertz for
lack of effort to produce such a consum
When it rained, as it does in that
climate almost continually during the
spring and fall months, the soil within
the enclosure was one mass of loblolly,
soft mud, at least fifteen inches in
depth, through which stalked and
staggered the gaunt, half clad .wretch
es thus . colifiped. The stench from the
prison could be perceived for two miles,
andriarmers living in the neighborhood
began to fear for the health of their fami
As a consequence of this, the liospi
tals—facetioug was Wertz in his horri
ble humanity—were crowded to reple
tion with the emaciated, starved, and
diseased mart who wore trundled into .
The hospitals were constructed of ,
logs, unbowed, the insterstices unfilled
and open ; admitting the rain, without
floors, cots, bunks, or blankets, filthy
and fetid with the fostering, putrid
bodies of the sick, the dying, and the
dead. Words fail, language is impo
tent to describe one of those dens of
disease itnd death. I once mustered
the courago,.impellod by the earnest
entreaties of a. Northern friend, to en
ter ono of them, to visit one who was
tenderly reared, and walked in the
best ranks of Connecticut society. I
believed I bad seen before this what I
deemed to be human wretchedness in
its worst forms. I thought that I
could nerve myself to witness mortal
agony and :wretchedness and destitu
tion, as I had' heard it described, with
out blanching or trembling; but if the
cOndensed horrors of a hundred "black
holes" had been brought before my
mind to preipare.ree for the ordeal,
they would,haVe failed, to realize the
facts . as I Saw them, fade'to face.
I cannot, .in a - daily paper read by
innocence and virtue, detail what met
my sight on the occasion I refer to. I
will not pollute any page, save the rec
ords of the courts that must try the
culprit for the crime of torture by dis
ease and filth, with the details of that
caravansary of horrible, intentional
slaughter. For fear that some may
think I have exaggerated, an episode ;
here will, perhaps, dispel such illusion.
Convicted by the horrible fact that
was a stench in his nostrils, General
Winder, then Commissary General of
Prisons, but having his headquarters
at Andersonville, was forced by decon
ey, not humanity, for this ho himself
asserted, to ask the aid of the Presi
ding Elder of the Methodist Church of
that circuit to adopt some means to
alleviate the miseries and soothe the
wretchedness of, .the poor inmates of
that Andersonville hospital. This gen,
tlemawiriolied the cooperation of the
women of Sumter county, who respon
ded with clothing and necessaries only,
for these alone are allowed, to the
amount of 'four was=on lands. Upon
the day appointed, four ladies, acoom
panied by their husbands, went to the
prison and sought from the Provost
Marshal *a pass, to take their benefac
tions to the sick prisoners. It was re
fused with a-curso. The party proceo,
ded to Winder's headquarters, where
Henry Wertz' was in company with
'the General. The demand for •a pass
was repeated. Understand, the ladies
were present, and the reasons given
why the party - were there, in accord
ance with Winder's special request:
To their ustonishment, they were met
with this reply "G—d d—n . you,
have you all turned Yankees hero ?"
"No General," responded the spokes.
man of the party, "I am - not, as you
knowolorNird aii hei.e• present; we
have comov , las= you' requested us,
through Rev. Mr. D, to bring necessa
ry articles for the Federal hospital,
and ask a pass for the purpose of do.
"It's a d—n lie I never. gave per
mission for anything of the kind ! Be
off with you, all of you I"
AS if his fearless display of martial
valor and gentlemanly bearing was
not sufficient, Henry Wertz essayed to
and did eclipse his General in profani- -
ty and indecency—and I hero assort
that if the lowest sinks of the most
abandoned parts of your city were
gleaned, they could not surpass the
ribald vulgarity and finished profanity
of this jailor, exhibited in the presence
of refined andi "loyal" ladies.
Shocked, terrified, beaten to the
very dust with mortification, tho"par•
ty retired, and, foiled in their efforts
to succor the sick or alleviate the tor
tures of the dying Union soldier, they
gave their loads of clothing and food
to a passing column of Federal prison
ers on their way, to another place—
Wien. They at least had the satis
faction of knowing that some were
benefited, even if they had failed in
their efforts for those who most needed
During the last winter, which was
unusually hold for Georgia, when the
ice made an inch thick, no shelter, no
blankets or clothes, no wood was pro
vided ccr thawretehed inmates of the
Prison. Squads were permitted, to
the number of thirty, to go out under
guard daily, for ono hour, withotit ax
es or any cutting tool, to gather the
refuse and rotten wood in the forests;
and if they entstaid their time, they
wore tried by drum-head court-mar
tial, charged with violating their pars
010, and if' found guilty, were hung !
I myselfsavi three bodies hanging who
were thus executed. Poor fellows, I
thought ; God has taken pity upon you
and given you deliverance from your
cruel jairor. When you and ho meet,
at another judgment seat, woo to him
if his authority he found insufficient
for this taking of your live; wretched
though they he,
My house was the resort, or, I shuld
say,: refuge, of most of the prisoners
who made their eseepo from Op stock
ed°, ; and the 'tales of starvation and
distress which they told would have
.an iron heart. I must Ow
my hurried account of what I had seen,
It isifar from full; not one half had
been told; by far the most has been
left back from very shame, and in re
spect to your readers. I have not
embellished. . The pictures were too
rough, the - characters too forlorn- for
the flowers of rhetoric to bloom . in
their presence., Broken hearts, crush
ed spirits, and manhood trampled on,
may answer as fitting subjects for the
romancer's pen, but the horrible reali
ty, so seldom seen, burns its images
upon the beholder's soul, that no other
impression can efface, and they remain
life-pictures indeed ! .
Andersonville Horrors Continued.—The
"bead Line" Described.—Death Cour
ted to End . Misery,-,-How the DeUd
Mr. Ambrose. Spencer, whose first
letter wo published a low days ago, has
contributed another painfully interest
ing narrative in relation to the inhe.
manmonsterswho tortured our Soldiers
in the prisOn pen at Andersonville.
We reproduce the material portion of
I have referred to the quantity and
quality of the food given to the prison=
ers, and have since boon asked if the
country was really so destitute of pro
visions as to require it. At the post
quartermasters, at Americus, nice'
miles from Andersonville, there was
turned over to the United States Gov;
eminent nearlytwo hundred thousand
pounds . of bacon and, an Immense .
amount of corn and other produce ; a
larger quality was stored at Albany,
forty miles lower down, and very con
siderable stores at Oglethorpe,eighteen
miles above Andersonville. These
amounts wore continually increasing
from tithes and purchases, so that it
will bo seen that there was-no lack of
provisions in the country wherewith
to furnish the prisoners food.
I have heard much of what is term
ed the "dead. line;" few, however,
know what is meant by ,it. After
the completion of. the prison and its
use, those confined there were nes
customed to approach the stockade
and look through: the openings between
the posts, or talk to outsiders. After
_the assumption .of command by Ma
jor Wirz, he caused the prisoners to be
notified that if they approached with
in thirty feet of the stockade, they
would be shot by the guards upon the
outside. This limit of thirty feet was
unmarked by.any line whatever; it was
ideal, and loft to the arbi tory determin
ation of men on guard, a majority of
whom were as incapable of judging of
distances, or of this distace of thirty
feet, as were .the poor prisoners who
were doomed, if they . transgressed
it. The consequence was that weekly,
yea almost daily, the prisoners wore
shot down by the guards, When these
thought they had transcended the im
aginary lino •which separated thirty
seven thousand human beings from
Upon one occasion, a prisoner who
had been confined there for more than
a year, rendered desperate by hunger,.
want and filth, preferring death to a
life so unutterable miserable, after
writing a last fond letter to his wife in
Indiana, and bidding his friends
around him farewell, deliberately ad
vanced toward the side of tlio stock
ade and calnily receiVed the well di
rected shot of the sentinel that releas
ed his soul from' the tortures which ho
could not hider°, and which his Man
hood su n k under.
The southeast corner of the interior
of the stockade was the favorite spot
for this kind of practice by the execm
tors of Wertz's will; for at this point
the brook or stream to which.' have
already referred entered the limits of
the prison. lore the water was less
tainted and befouled by the drainage
of the hill, and afforded a somewhat
more palatable drink; of .course this
point was soughtin preference to any
other. But wo to the unfortunate
wretch • who ever reached with his
arm beyond the preseribed bonds, to
dip up a cup of better water than the
reeking current below him offeriall
A sentinel's bullet sent one.more spirit
trembling. to its . God,while the wretch's
body lay "prone and washed . in ( the
very water that his less fortunate
comrades must drink, until necessity
forced its removal. How many were
slain in this manner will never be
known until the records of a book
unscanned byMortill eyes be made Up
in.figures of living light. ' •
At a short distance from the stockade
was the field whore the remains of the
dead prisoners were suppoSed to be
buried. As. if the tortures and degra
dations of their Wretchod'life were in
sufficient, the culminating stroke was
given by their mode orinterment. In
long ditches, scarcely two feet in depth,
without coffin or cover, whithout oven
the ordinary decent bomposing of
their limbs, but carelessly hustled in
to the bed which was to bo their last,
thirteen thousand eight hundred
ghastly ; bodies have been
tossed; and there they lie, 'an, "army of
martyrs," whose cry Will go up to
heaven's gato in unceasing peals, ask
ing vengeance for the "deep damna
tion- of their taking off."
I know' not what the benevolent
mission of Captian Moore may have,
accomplished in this dreary
but I. do know that three months ago
. at least one tenth of the whole num
ber there lying wore exposed; the dirt
which had been carelessly thrown up
on them having settled or - washed
away, while legs and arms protruded
hero and there, sad signal poets of
down trampled humatiity,. natural
monuments of fiendish cruelty. And
over this Aceldama of the North's best
and bravest could ho seen, the slift
dows of the thousand buzzards' wings
as they slowly sailed above the fester
ing heaps, or, gloated with their
horrid feast, gloomily sat and gazed
upon others who followed to this die
gusting banquet of death.
rm.. The Temperance Convention it:
Saratoga adjourned after pissing cer,
tain resolutions in favor of the cause.
A resolution to sustain reforinatory
asylums for inebriateS was laid Upon
the table. Unterinented wino was sug
gested for use in Christian ordinances;.
and a resolution- adopted requesting
Physicians to proscribe anything but
alcohol if they consistently can, A
resolution t‘tbat we will not vote for
candidates for legislative; judicial or
executive 'Aces unless they.are
mitted in favor of atringont
bitory laws," was:negatiyed.
Items about Home.
Bounty ':l l 'aid.—Juniata county paid
$114,495 Us local bounty under the last
three calls for troops:
Mute Sale.—A sale'Of Government
mules came off in:Tatterson, Juniata
county., at which the price averaged
$lOO. Two mules were sold for $360
—ono bringing $l9O and the other $l7O
Disappeared. Wm. W. Gingrich;
postmaster and merchant at Mexioo,-
day, July 27th, to transact some busi
ness at Harrisburg, since which. time
he has not been - heard froth: It is
feared he has met with foul play.
Snake Bite.—A little daughter 'of
Samuel Bdwman, reisiding in Geirtiany
Valley, this county, was recently bit
ten in the hand by a snake, while gath
ering huckleberries on the mountain.
The reptile darted from under tf rock,
inflicted a bite, and made its retreat
to its hiding place, escaping being;kill
ed. The girl is, out of danger.
Elopement—A boy, not more than
19 years of age, run off, with some
man's wife, from Freedom Forge,..M.if
flin county, a short time since. Par
snit Was made; and the, runmvaye cap.
tured. The only reason given by. the
erring wife was that she likeci.the boy
better than her husband.
Cireus Day Fights.—Lowistown, like
Huntingdon, was troubled with fights
on circus day. A. fracas occurred un
der the canvass, which caused a fright
among the women. , The. fights. were
generally between town and country,
the showmen taking no part.
Attempted Suicide.—A man r named
Reuben Rider, -of Lewistown,. while
under the influence of, liquor, a few
weeks ago, attempted to conamirsui:
cide by hanging. -He was fortunately
discovered in the act,sand sent. to jail
to sober up. •
Per Capita, Tax.—The council of the
borough of JohnstOwn have exempted
from the payment of the per capita
bounty tax all _officers and privates
who have served in the United States
army not less than two years,.andull
who have been wounded and honora
bly discharged therefrom, no matter
how long their service. . .
OIL COMPANY.-Anew oil company
has been formed at Bedford underlhe
title of the lkleig's Creek Oil Company
with Samuel Shuck, of Bedford . as
President. The lands of the,company
are situated in the Ohio Oil ,Basin.
Speaking of the oil,in this •basin . the
Bedford Inquirer, says,:—This
not require , refining , and , .
four times the price of . Pennsylvania
oil at the wells, so that .one, twenty
barrel well will pay as, much per'day
as an eighty barrel well in PennsYlva
nia. At the present price,'*hioh is;
627,00 per barrel, it will pay.- '4540,00
per day, or 6162,000 a year.- ,
jury, empannelled to inquire . into 'and
'true presentment make, relative-to the,
killing of Deputy Provost Marshal
JacOb CrouSe, by John P. Reed,'Jr., in
Bedford, a' short time- Since; hi:ought
in theirverdictin the shape of'a reff.u:
lar indictment, the form being taken i '
most likely,. from Dunlap's .digest.l"
The jury thus relieved the grand jury
from any trouble in the premises,' and
the prisoner `need only be arraigned
and tried. The verdict set' forth "th'at
ono John P. Reed, Jr., not having the
fear of God before.his . oyes, hilt being
moved and seduced by the insti , ation
of the devil, on the first day of Zugust'
one thousand eight hundred and stkty
five, at the hour - of about nine.o'clOck
in the same day, with force and arms,
at the .town
. of _Bedford aforesaid,. in
and uPon the said Jacob CrouSa,Then
and there being inthe peace 'God
and the said Commonwealth, felonious.
ly, violently,..and of .his malice afore--
thought, made an assault, and that the
aforesaid John T's Reed, Jr., then "and
there, with a certain pistol made of
iron and wood, of-the- - Value - often.
laes, - whiCh he, the-said John P. Reed,
Jr., then and there held . in „his right,
hand, charged with, gunpowder arid
one leaden ball did inflict upon the
left breast Of the said Jacob Crouse, a'
wound of the breadth of half an heti,
and of the depth of about twelve inch.
es, which said wound the said. John P.
Reed, Jr, of his malice aforethought,
and with the pistol aforesaid, did vio
lently, feloniously, voluntarily inflict;
and of which said wound the said. Ja
cob grouse then And there instantly
died; so the said John...P. Reed, - Jr.,
then and-there feldninusly killed and
murdered the said Jacob Crouse;'
against the peace and dignity of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?!
ng.. The Board of Managerti'of *the
United States Soldiers' and Sailors'
Home of Pennsylvania, have issued, a.
card setting.forth . that they, design to
locale the Home near Philadelphia; i to
buy a• tract of land for tillage by the
inmates, and for the erection Of shops'
and machinery for light mechanical'
and manufacturing labor,.with ootta,
ges 'for the, occupancy of the inmates
and their dependent families; and to
provide a school for educating and ,
training to industry the young men
and children Within the guardianship of
the institution. The Home, is to be sup,;
ported by the labor of its inmates. The
Pittsburgh Soldiers' Homo, which will
open in a few weeks, ; is not designed'
as a work house, but a rest or home,
in the fullest significance of the word.'
.1:04, - The Now York Post comes to
the following comfout;Ahlo conclusion,
from tho best information at baud:
The. estimate of all other expenses of
:the government for -the year,ending
June 36;1865, is under fifty millions of
dollars. We •• thus arrive' at the'cOrn
fortable conclusion that a total revenue
of two hundred millions a year would be
our entire burden,. if .we should - keep ,
the debt where it is. With the pres
ent rates of "tiiii3, the eStimate of Ai.
ceipts fOr the year ending• Jiine QQ,
1805, is three hundred and 'tint:V.olx
millions _of dollars. We !night, there
fore, this, day, cutAlown our taxes just
one-half, and go on our way rejoic
For all announcements of ten Hoag or lam E 2, to mer "
additional line (ten" , Words to:slick) 20 cents—inyablo in
EDITOR or•Otaisj 7 -Announce Carr. JCIIIN
INGsToN, of , 'West; toirnship, a brave and iroanded sof-
Aler t as a candidate for Assembly, subject to the decision
of the Union County Convention. -jyl2•to
A SSOPIATE JUDGE
We are oavise . d to annomt. HOM-WAL B. LEAR
as a ciindidate An; Associate Judge,tubject to the approval'
of the ICrotott County. Convention.; ~
A -SSOCIATE - JUDGE•
ThcieugAostion'coutulimdiatheJeurual cf• Amer-
Wan otlaet week;brini;ink - foricard the name of TIIOIIIAS
11811ER:of Anti tlngdou; for, lisincintn,Jiidke mets,With
decided approval in 00, ceetlon'et the cennty; .11r. Wier
Lae been Jong known by tlki.thrtnevc,ln Able! *attar
'man of sounditulgutont nod strict ihtegilty, and Oto hue!,
that he le the right man for the place • .
Juno 14 '65-te PENN & WALKER.,
L We arerequested to announce JAMES k. BAR
TIIIIBBT, of Spruce Creek,.lst Sergent of,Co. I," 6th Y.
Y., as a candidate .for.the e.fhce of. Sheriff, sObJect to the
docision of Ihe:Union conntk , Convintion. . &rift. B, is
short of slog at tho first battle of Wederlckshurg—ho le a
sober, moral and Indastriont man. • FRANKLIN.
Franklin tpi Aug. 7, - 1Sal:-M. ": -
We are requested to announce DAVID CLARKSON,
Esq.: as a candidate for the office pf,Staarlff, subject-.to the
decide - I:for thatilibn einnity ConTention:. ; jll*
ri AND [DATE
A._„i • are mithorizedionnncinnno cApt. TI10)f AS 8
AIcCAIIAN as a canqdafe for the office of Sheriff of firm
tingdon county, subject to the 'approval of the Union Co
convention to convene during - tbe month of August next
Umitingdon,.llay 31, 18115:-1n* ' •
• • •
ANDIDATE• FOR 'SHERIFF.-
I offer myself son clintlitrate for the office or Sheriff'
o liuntingden . county, . subject to , ;the dechdon• of the-
Colon County Convindon, to be held In August next.
Cromwell townehtp.:t , JOHN fy.t.SHHNEFHLT.'t
?dr, Shenefelt Is a respectable and Intelligent farmer of
Cromwell toutoshlo, igloo ytaten Ah6l-htf , does ;Obi - intend
Canvassing the county to secure delegates, as b. ".bas not
-. 11 b 3 time nor lhn.rlogite to - do •
. . _
lINTY ' TREAURER- ..•
We'eie requested' to annorince - Captein THOMAS
B. SHED. or Huntingdon, an a candidate for the OtHCOD, of
County Treasurer subject to the approyal of the Linton
Couty Conventio n. ' .: , ; i . . ". l'., -n
liuntingdon, Juno iO, 'OS-. ' "
, .. EASURER, - ,-. ' ,:.:,
• Ma. tntfeli..iPlense Rola:lune..the name of HENRY
. SMITH,- as el candidate for ,Treasurer subject, to the
decision of Union County Convention. , . .
• Mr. Smith enlisted as a prifate in the company , raised
by Copuitii J; If. Wintrode. in September, 1881, and siev
ed with hie regiment (the fad Penna. Vols.) throughiiiit
thewar'.' After the battle of Nalr Oaks, in Juno 1862, ho
was promoted to ,tho 2cl Lieutenancy of his cordpany; tied
eery ed in that capacity until January ist, 188 S, when he
woe promoted to. °entail:lond lield,thet comndssionnti••
Mlle end of the war. - lie was engaged In every .battle
fought by the army of the Potomac until the time of his
capture in Juno,lBlll, before Petersburg: . _ --,
lie was - severey wounded at thottit baltioef Please.
ickeburg, and also at the battle of Gettysburg. He still
carrigifin . bleshoulderithe bait received at* Gettjaiburg,
and experienced all the horrors of the robel prisons for
nine months. '1 :' ;.. , .Y. : ,;:' ,: .. . . .. -.-..
ne is a young man, good character and fully competent
to discharge the datids of the °Mao. , ) :4'
June2l 1865* . wnfacEtt TOWNSHIP
We announce TIENRY A. MARE, ofJuniata town
shipea suitable candidate for Direotor of the Peer at
tho coming October election. .
Mr. Mark wall eleeted to fill the Unexpired
term of Mr. ilackedorn,.who removed to. the Week nolo.
acquainted with thO affairs of tho Dlrectorehlp, and helot
a shrewd businessmen, honest,.courteoua and humane,
with the experience helms obtained, It etill be decidedly
to the interest of.the tax payers, , to realest him, .Theall,
rectorship is one of, the' meat Important 'Oftloes' Of the
County, and should he judiciously filled. -
In presenting Mr. Mark for re.eleetien, vet do it tO view.
of hie acceptance, and,the concurrence of : the Delon Non,
Inating Coavention:L , ShirisysbuiP Ecraid. je27'os
, ureledde . elf of bis
men arid othere desirrnecireularedistrjbat; t
delliedd in bt e lre,
posted: lie din be etlto><e'of& e.
llontiagdein, Amg..1 , 6,1 . 1385 v ,' ; •
NT ' ° TICE
_Li Letters testamentary upon the last s wift ond lota
tnebt of .1011bilikWITT; latent West towninip. deceased,
having been this day , granted 'to theGundersigned,
persOns indaged 'are hereby notified to mutt& 'paituent,
nod those, persons haring claim to prose .1; theca
' •IfkNJ. F .
. 11:uptingdon, .45ig.113;565-0
HORSEi:CARRIAGEI & HARNESS .
FOR;-SALE,' _ •
• .. : .
The undersigned of a pri me sale:a tour
Tear old MARE—s splendid uniinal,lotind
all its ports, and a .fast traveller, Also, -a
geed top Buon, and a now and complete st•t
of HARNESS:. iie9,PoLD 8L091.1.4 •
'Huntingdon, Augl6, 1661-,
aPulcklales Bastlet. -•
Public 'Sole on the ',revlers,
• . Ore Thursday, Attglidt-31, -1865,
. A Farm o 300 ACRES, st butte in Brady township, Ann ., .
tingdonCountY, on 31111 creek, 'fon miles above the, vil
lage:9f 51111 Creek, 125 acres al 'which - are clear:xi' and Iry
a good state of cultivation-3e acres being' Maid meadow.
Them are•also l l7s acres good pintrand oak timber. The
itirproveruenti are a good frame hone°, log horn,
tl cum crib, wagon 'shed, and other
tenant house, saw mill. and two' good apple or- .
chortle. .The fat or In well wiAtlied , : : -
' Tertits ramie known on day of sale, by .
Mill Crook, augltitd • t, • • t..IbtXBON HALL:. :1
A . FARM AT' PRIVATE SALE..
he subscriber offers his farm at . prl
'vats sale In One ida township. and within Ararat!
of tle borough of Huntingdon, containing bandit:l
acres; about one hundred acres cleared. the remaining
part, is 'Avon. timbered with White pinteirWhite
mid 'Chestnut Oak, Hickory, and Sugar. The
huildinge:consisctora:two story Weimar,' :bank •,.
barn, and other necessary out buildings. , ,Thero
is a good aPplevmd•poach• - orchard• therekiiVand Obever'-S
failing spring convenient to the house: This farm lies on
the banks of Stone Creeli,With about forty acres of good 1 '
bottom land abd to well for a stock farm. Ap
ply soon if you• want a bargalni - ' , 'A: P. WHITE. •
August.l6, . . , •
will meet the teachers and school
tractors ,of this 'county for. the piddle examinatien'of
Otranto, as, indicated, in the following tattle: , .
Porter tp.;ind'Alexandria bor.; Aug. - 17; at Alexandria '-
Morris rawnohip,, • . ; 18,xt 9praceCreek.
Franklin travitshi •,' • • 19, ' at Pranklibvine
West township • ~ • " 22, at. S. 0. Bridge,
Carbon iwp., and Coalmont bor., ". 24; at &alumni
Warriormark towaslalp,... • 28, at , Birmioglunn
nrddy townshir,' ' "" 28, at Crenk.
Walker township, ; F 4 ptpmber 2, at R. R. Statlo4
Otheeappolutmenti to tie ' made 'nesiltberearter,
RadoDIVITT, C 4, SliOt
lluntiogdon, ILogut 8.65.,
HOTEL 'FURNITURE for SALE,
Hotel and,_:Bcfaidizig House for .11ent.
rinhe furniture know ln, use In .the
JACKSON MOUSE, Ilolitingdon,4s . .ifoia for sale'
on terms •to snit the purchaser, and possession'
given, ns scion satisfactory arrangements' ere entered
Into. .hatention of the lease of the Hotel can be secured b 7.
calling malt, M. Cunningham.' Ttfe halloo is doing egood ..
ALSO, POtt REN'TThe large itoeo buldding,OP2.ll6'
the:Perina. Railroad Deppt,reaw being • fitted lbr a' board,
inglhouse.• The building will be finished by the let of
September.- - • ;
--For further tn . formatton Inquire at tho Tackesti House,
puntlngdon, Aut. 2, • , , ' • :
4 MI N ISTRA S 'NOT E.OEL ":
_ . [Estate of , Jecols Showalter, deed.]
Letters of administration ursin - thO estate or 'Jacob,
Showed ter, late of. Juniata township; 110_114 been
Created to the underelosed, all persons Indebted to the
estate will: make paymenA; and those peving claims;will
present them for settlement.
July 19, 1865-6t*.
'IU..?C.EOUTODII ' S, NOTICE.
, [Estate or Abraham Brocoy; d,ePT.) .. ~.,
tters testamentary, on the estate of Altran4M stauen.
late of Iluntlngdon,'lluntingdon Co., deed.. hating 'keen
granted, to the undersigned. All pepinwindebted to- the
estate, are requested to snake immediate payment, rind
those having cluima,:tp present thomAnly antlinntiatted..,
DAVIV BLACK, -
• [Estriee Of Robert Lee,deed i
tter3 of. administration upon. the - estate of Robert.
Lee, :late of Penn tawrieb!p, deceased, having, been
punted to ,the undersigned, all Persona indebted to _the
estate will make payment, 111111 those having, claims will
present them for settlement, ~ —• • -• ••
July 19, 1869-69 k
A flew stock of 1111010 W instruments
.„ • been ,
have just received nt,' 1 4 elvis'.Book
Store. ' ' Violins ironi a TO' a 51);
GilitarB.rvQm 12 to $35 ;•13atijosi • B'B.
and $9 50 Accordeons, 66. 'to' 815 ;
Fifes, Bows. Strings, ; Eosin, Tali.
Boards, Bridges, Mouth Organs, anti
'Jews Ilu ps. . tf.
Gold Ppm. reucils,
The ,bpst assortment of the hand
somest Mid f)est styles, for sale - at
Loomis' }300'..c Store." U,'•