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I C).e (61frile.
Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 1866.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
/ know of no mode in which a loyal eili
-46- may so well demonstrate his devotion to
nts country as by sustaining the Flag the
• Constitution and the Union, tinder all circum
stances, and UNDER EVERY ADNIINISTRATION
REGARDLESS OP PARTY POLITICS, AGAINST ALL
&SAILA:MS, AT GORE AND ADROAD."-STEPHEN
UNION STATE TICKET.
Gen. JOHN F. HARTRANFT,
OF :qONTOOMEILY COUNTY
Col. JACOB H. CAMPBELL,
if Di/ON' COUNTY•TICKET
Privito NPIIRABI BAKER, of Spriog6,ld
.THOSIAS FISHER, of Huntingdon
Sergt. JAS. F. BATHURST, of Spruce Creek
Private TUOMAS MYTON, of Barree
Private ADAM WARFEL, of Brady
Dlrector of Poor.
Lieut. JOHN FLENNER, of Henderson
Private JAMES E. GLASGOW of Union
Lieut. W.F. CUNNINGHAM, Huntingdon
The Opposition State Nominations.
The Opposition, or "Democratic par
ty".as•they call themselves,.held their
State Convention in Harrisburg last
week, : and after adopting their plat
forth resolutions, which will be found
in another colunp, nominated for Au.
ditorpeneral,.Gen. W. 11. H. Davis of
Bucks county, and for Surveyor Gene
ral, Col. John P. Linton of Cambria
county. Both these gentlemen, like
the two heading the Union ticket,have
seen active service in the field during
tho' war. Davis and Linton may be
good men, indeed we believe them fully
competent to fill the offices for which
- they have been nominated, and we
could believe thorn worthy if they were
not in such bad company. Like -Mc-
Clellan, they are being made use of to
help into power the Northern traitors,
the men and the party in sympathy
with 'the rebels during the war. The
- fact that the Convention appointed
WM. A. Wallace, of Clearfield, Chair
man of the State Committee to conduct
the campaign, is evidence strong
enough to convince any reasonable man
that the friends of the rebels had con
trol of the Convention. Win. A. Wal
lace is the samo 'Wallace who during
the war done all in his power to aid
the rebellion. No man in the State
was more bitterly opposed to the war.
His name at the head of the organiza
tion is enough to defeat any man nom
inated by the party. The organiza'•
Lion is the same as it was during the
war, and as'Such, Union Men cannot
'vote for its candidates no matter who
or how worthy they may be. The
success of the candidates would bo the
success of an organization composed
of - Such men as Wallace, :Bigler, Bu
chanan, the Ingorsolls, and other rebel
sympathizers. The ticket must be de
Faithful to the Soldiera.
Actions speak louder than words,
and the manner in which the Union
men everywhere are exhibiting their
grateful regards for the soldier ; is the
best corroboration we could offer of
our repeated declaration that the mon
who stood by tho Government at
home, are also the men who will stand
by the soldier now that he has ended
the war and established the force of
•the National authority:, The Union
mon oflluntingdon county have, more
beautifully than their brethren in any
other county, exhibited their regard
for the soldier, by conferring all the
county nominations on the men who
served fifth° army.
We find the above compliment to
the loyal men of this county in the
Harrisburg Telegraph. Wo do not
think we arc egotistic in saying that
the complimentis a deserving one,nor in
Adding that few counties in the State
have proven as faithful to the soldiers
or as grateful to their claims as has
ILuntingdon. It has been and will he
the course of the Union mon of the
county to practice what they have
professed, and they do so in spite of
UNION STATE CONVENTION.—WO
publish . on the outside of this number
a complete record of the proceedings
of the Union State Convention. The
platform of the party deserves the
perusal of every loyal man, and we
.aro sure it will receive his hearty en-
Klersement: It proves whore the Union
Marty stands and how it is opposed to
that class who have been in sympathy
with the traitors during the rebellion
And are still laboring to obstruct of-
Jorts of the Government in Securing the.
blessings of the dearly bought peace'
to ourselves and posterity. The other
proceedings of the Convention will
Also prove interesting.
Major General jouN F. HAarams;FT is
of Montgomery county, and at pres
ent a citizen of Norristown. Ills first
business engagements were in comma-
on with the construction of somo of
the improvements in that part of the
State, he then acting in the capacity
of a civil engineer. Later in life,
young Hartranft devoted himself to
the study of the law, to the practice
of which profession he was admitted
with great honor. After pursuing the
law for some years, the war of the ro
hellion was precipitated, when the
lawyer immediately became a soldier,
and was called to the command of ono
of the first "Three Month's Regiments."
In this connection it will be remembers
NI that the 4th Regiment refused to
go into a fight because its time had
expired while the .battle was in pro.
gross. Col. Ifartranft remained on the
field when his regiment marched off and
was placed on Gen. Franklin's staff, who
complimented hint for his bravery. The
conduct which distinguished our can
' didate for Auditor General, thus early
: in the war, has characterized his ea
!Teel during the ; entire struggle. He
has been engaged in all parts of .the
country as a soldier in defense of the
Government—has fuught bravely in
very many battles, . and has to day a
record as glorious as that of any man
in the nation. His capacity for civil
station is as groat, too, as was his
ability as a soldier. A clear-headed
lawyer, a close business man, and a
conscientious gentleman in all his ac
tions,no fairer or safer official could ho
selected to guard the interests of the
people in the Auditor General's office
in Pennsylvania, than Sohn P. Hart
Col. Jacob M. Campbell is:a citizen
of Cambria county, and entered the
volunteer Military service, as Colonel
of the 54th Itegt. P. Y. The 54th was
organized at Camp Curtin in July,
1861, from volunteers recruited in
Dauphin, Somerset, Carbon, Montour,
Northampton and Lehigh counties.
Col. Campbell, early after his appear
ance in the field, was promoted to the
command of a brigade, in which
tion he performed good and valiant
service. Indeed, the record of Col.
Campbell extends over fields 'where
some of the hardest fought battles of
the war took place. For his gallan
try in the contest helms been frequent.
ly complimented by his superior offi
cersiand for his servieo to his country in
the hour of its peril, a grateful people
will shortly exhibit their estimation of
his worth by electing him to ono of
the most important positions in their
—We now leave our eadidates with
the people. .Their records are open to
the scrutiny of the masses, and as
those records are examined wo expect
to see the strength of our candidates
SPEAKS WELL FOR OLD HUNTINGDON.
—As far as heard from, our county is
the only ono which has put up a Union
ticket headed by a private. While the
Union mon of other counties have liv
ed up to their professions and placed
in nomination a ticket with one or more .
soldiers on, We find that the Candidates
for the highest offices arc invariably
men who have held poSitions in the
service. Now, it is right enough that
competent soldiers, if any, should be
selected for the civil offices, but is it
right that only those who. have held
high positions in the army should be
selected? In cases where it is impos
sible' to find a private intelligent and
competent enough to fill the position it
is no more than proper that an officer
who is competent should be chosen;
but in no loyal cotnmunity do wo think
it impossible to find an honest, worthy
and competent private to fill the high
est positions. The claims of the hum
ble private soldier on our gratitude
should not bo overlooked. It was he
who stood the brunt of the onset of
battle; it was he who dutifully submit
ted to be led where his commander
desired; it was he, who shared the
worst of war's trials and dangers; and
it-was he who fought and bled to win
the pr!ze of victory. Many noble offi
cers havee-shared with their comrades
and followers all their hardships, and
thought themselves good commanders
only when lthyy vied with their men
in acts of bravery and privation. We
honor them for it; but is not that
„ . .
number entirely to low to admit of
civilians tendering rewards to officers
alone ? In the matter of civil rewards
it should be the officer as the exception
and the private the rule, except where
incompetency will not merit.
Huntingdon county has found the
competent private, and to him the
highest office has been tendered. A
county, then, which has been the first
to recognize the claims of a private
soldier, should not and will not refuse
the hearty support of the loyal men
within its limits in securing those
claims. Lot us prove that we, were.in
earnest when we 'desired a private to
lead the political column, and it will
not be said that we did it for mere
show and notoriety.
It, has been supposed by many
that the national debt would be im
mensely augmented by - the war claims
of the several States. This is a great
mistake. The claims Sled by all the
loyal States, foot up but $27,710,864,
:the highest claim being that of llli.
itizk. great Britain produces 93,000,
000 tons of coal annually.
DRAFT Sim - Au:us DisruANcnisim,—
As the fall election will soon be com
ing on, it should be borne in mind that
by virtue of the proclamation of the
President, of March 10th, issued in
comformity to a law of Congress, dated
March 3, - 180, all persons duly enrol
led who departed from thejurisdietion
of the districts in which they were en
rolled, or went beyond the limits of
the United States to avoid the draft,
arro prohibited from exercising tho
elective franchise. It will be the duty
of the authorities to enforce this pen
ally in all cases at the coming doe
ion. And not only should the authori
ties keep on the watch and enforce the
penalty, but it behooves the civilians
and returned soldiers generally to do
likewise. It would be right for the
soldiers to arrest those skulkors who
sneaked away from their duty, afraid
; of fighting in the front with the bravo
veterans. Nino out of ten of those
who shrunk their duty and played
fugitive were men who opposed the
laws of the land and sympathised with
those who tried to overthow them ;
the tenth ono could not have - Leen
much less than a coward. Now that
they can be made to pay the ponalty
of their treason-sympathy and cowar
dice, every effort shouldbe exerted by
the loyal men to bring them before the
A PILIVATE LEADS.—As the county
ticket of the Union party stands we
have a private from the army leading
the column. We aro pleased with
this, as it shows that no spirit of par
tiality characterized the majority of
the convention who placed him in nom
ination. Officers in the army were, as
a general thing, good and brave men,
and many received the distinction by
their manly bearing; but We are pleas
ed with the ticket because we believe
the mon who framed it are free from
that aristocratic notion that the mon
eyed men should receive the highest
positions. We may expect, (should
Baker receive the nomination of the
IJistrict conference, as we sincerely
trust,) that a private can lead the po
litical column on to victory, like the .
colonel leads the military in time of
"Democratic" State Convention,
Ths delegate State Convention of
tho radicals assembled at Harrisburg
on Thursday last. The following are
tho i•csolutions adopted:
Resolved, That we,•the Democracy
of Pennsylvania, are now, as wo al-'
ways have been, faithful to the Union .
of the States, opposing the secession of
the South with all our influence and
having no sympathy or association
whatever with that party in the North
which plotted against the" Union and
pronounced the Constitution "a cove
nant with death and an agreement
Second. That if the counsels of the
Democratic party had prevailed the
Union would have been saved in all its
integrity and honor, without the
slaughter, debt and disgrace of a civil
war. But when the formation of sec
tional parties in the North and in the
South, and the advent of oue of these
parties into the seats of power made
war a fact which wo could not coun
teract, we sustained the Federal au
thorities in good faith, asking nothing
at their hands except a decent respect
for our legal rights and some show of
common honesty in the management
of our financial affairs, but in both these
particulars we were disappointed'and
Third. That the Constitution estab
lished by our revolutionary fathers is
entitled to our unqualified respect and
obedience; the oath to support it is
binding, religiously, morally and legal
ly, at all times, under all circumstan
ces, and in every part of the country;
upon all public officers, from the high
est to the lowest, as well as upon pri
vate citizens; it is only by a strict ob
servance of its provisions, and a rigid
enforcement of its obligations in all the
States, that wo can hope fur union, lib
erty or peace. He who wilfully vio
laths it, or counsels violation by others,
is a public enemy and dishonest man.
Fourth. Thatamong the rights guar
anteed to us by the plainest words of
the Cot stitution are these: Free press,
freedom from arbitrary arrest and il
legal imprisonment, trial by jury, the
writ of habeas corpus, the perfect im
munity of all persons not in the army
or navy from any species of punish•
meat for crimo or protendod crimo
which is not the legal consequence of a
legal conviction by an impartial jury,
the absolute subordination of all mili..
tary power to the civil authority, and
the privilege of white citizens to vote
at the state elections, according to the
laws of the State.
Fifth. That we fully concur with •
President Johnson in the conviction
expressed by him in 1860, and repeated
several times since, that the Federal
Government is sovei•oign within its
proper sphere; that it acts not through
or upon the States but directly upon
individuals; that the States could not
absolve the people from their federal
obligations; that the State ordinances
of secession were nullities, and, there.
fore, when the attempted revolution
came to an end by the submission of
the insurgents, the states were as much
a part of the Union as they bad been
before.- Their people were bound to
the same duties and clothed with the
same rights; excepting, of course, such
rights as individuals among them had
legally forfeited by their own acts in
the meantime, and we hereby declare
that ad far as wo can prevent it, the
resumption of their proper places in
the Union by those States, some of
whose citizens were lately in rebellion,
shall not be impeded or delayed by the
Unlawful interference of that faction at
the North which was always hostile
to the Union, which now pronounces
it legally desolated, and which is still
malignantly laboring to prevent its
Si:ith. That the effort now making
by certain persons to nse power of the
General Government with a view to
force negro suffrage On the States
against the will of the people and con
trary to existing laws, is not only a
high crime against the Constitution,
but a deliberaterand wicked attempt
to put the States of this Union (all of
them more or less and some of thorn
entirely) under the domination of no
groes, to Africanize a large portion of
tho country, and degrade the white
race, morally and socially as well as
politically, to the low level of the black.
We will not acknowledge the incapa
city of our own race to govern itself,
nor surrender the destinies of the coun-
try into the_ hands of negroes, nor -put
themselves under their guardianship,
nor giVe up to them the political priv
ileges which we inherited from our
fathers, and wo exhort our brethren in
oilier States to take up the same atti,
tude and maintain it firmly.
Seventh. That we will support Pres
ident Johnson in every just effort ho
May make to place all the States in
their proper positions, to give to them
a fair representation in Congress, to
sa7o them 'from the curse of negro
equality; he shall Inive our hearty ap
proval Wil6ll ho inflicts legal punish
ment by means pf legal tribunals upon
offenders agjkinst the United States,
and we will be with him in every
moans which looks to the maintenance
of the public credit. But, our full ap
proval of his administration can, be
founded only in the belief that lie will
execute the law, the whole law, and
nothing but the law in all parts of the
country; ,that he will not allow the
military to interfere with State elec
tions; that ho will punish kidnapping
and robbery through the legal author..
ities, whether committed by Federal
officers or private citizens, and that he
will suffer no person to he murdered
by Military Commission - , and upon
these measures there can be no com
promise; ho that is 'not for us is
Eighth. That in view of our enor
mous national debt, the great weight
of our State taxes, and the local bur
dens imposed upon us in divers ways,
economy and retrenchment becomes
an important duty of all our represen
tatives, and to this end•the vast stand-
ing army now on foot ought to be dis•
banded, the navy should be reduced,
and the corrupt and extravagant prae•
tices lately introduced into the Governs
ment should be totally abolished.
Ninth. That our revenue laws need
to be carefully revised in ouch manner
that while the public credit will be
maintained and the national honor
preserved, taxation will be equal and
Tenth. That tho gallant soldiers of
he Republic, who so nobly risked their
lives in defence of the Union and the
Colistitution, merit and will receive
the undying'gratittide of the American
people. Lining, they shall live in our
warmest affections, and dying, their
nernories will be cherished fbr all tiny)
to coine. To say, as our political op
ponents do, that they fought and bled
and died mainly for the freedom of
the negro ; is a gross insult on their pa
triotism and an outrage which will be
indignantly resented by their surviv
ing comrades through the ballot box.
Eleventh. That the noble manner
in which the Democratic press of this
Commonwealth have contended in the
defence of the liberties of the nation,
amid -trials!and difficulties almost on•
paralleled, is deserving of our grateful
recognition,.andshould entitle it to the
enaourageniont of every constitution
TWelith. That we reaffirm our. ad•
herence to the Monroe Doctrine
The resolutions were adopted. Dr.
Acker, of Montgomery, requested that
his name be recorded as not voting.—
The Dr. stated that a portion of the
resolutions were approved by him, but
others were not, and ho made an at.
tempt to give an explanation on the
subject, but was not permitted to do
so, the "Untorrified" probably fearing
that a discussion might follow which
would place some of them in an un•
comfortable position. The sudden
closing of the Doctor's mouth enabled
the Convention to proceed to the nom•
ination of candidates for the offices of
Auditor General and Surveyor Goner.
al. Three ballots were had for Audi
tor General, which resulted as follows:
Ist. 2d. 3d.
Col. W.W. Danis, 27 55 SG
Isaac Slenker, 41 41 8,0
Col. Wm. Hollins, 13 19 9
Col. W. 11. Ent, 11 8 • 7
Col. Vanzant, 8 9
R. S. Ilemphill, • 18
W. Workman, 2
S P. Sugart, 5
C. D. Manley, 5
Colonel Davis, of Bucks county, hav
ing Obtained a majority of. the votes
cast, was declared the nominee.
For Surveyor General three ballots
were also had, with the following re
Ist, 2d. 3d.
Lt. Col. J. P. Linton, 23 57 75
James P. Barr,
David baseadden, 9 14 8
John Cummings, 6
•:Lieut:Coh Linton, of Cambria, was
declared the nominee of the convention
Jere. Black. addressed the meeting
at some length, in truo copperhead
style, and, after the appointment of a
State Coral Committee (with Sena.
tor Wallace, of Clearfield, as chairman)
the Convention adjourned sine die.
It is rumored that the committee
on resolutions had quite a stormy time
diseuSsing the merits of the resolutions
—some half a dozen sets of which had
been submitted to them. The ono re
lating to the granting of lands to the
soldiers of V. and 'O2 was treated
with contempt, and finally a substitute
took its place. "The mountain has
labored and brought forth a mouse,"
and "now we will see what we will
.l3CP'Peoplo who cannot understand
whore all the money that Jay Cooke
borrowed goes to, may . got a hint on
the subject from the statement of the
daily payments for the last month.—
General Spinner, Treasurer, reports
an average daily payment of twenty
one millions tor the month of July.
.V.B-Nearly four hundred -millions of
dollars havo passod through the Inter
nal Revenue Bureau since its organiz
ation, and so far it has not sustained
the loss of a single dollar by miscon
duct of any of its officers. The last
day's receipts for Internal Revenue
are about ono million bundrod
BRAZOS SANTIAGO, Toxas,
127th Regt., U. S. Col. Infantry,
August sth, 1865.
ED/TOIL GLOBE :—Having a littlo lei
sure Limo I will offer for publication a
few facts and instances connected with
our voyage from the Old Dominion to
the Lone Star State, hoping they may
prove of interest to a few at least of
a few of your many readers.
After returning from Appomattox
Court House, this corps (25th) went
into camp of instruction near the
Tames river, four miles below City
Point: The process of instruction did
not, however, continuo. May 234 or
ders were received to be ready to take
transports at City Point, at an hour's
notice. As usual, many rumors wore
afloat, but the fact that the commissa.
ries of subsistence were ordered to take
furty days rations indicated something
more than idlo rumors. It didn't look
much like "going to Washington to at
tend the grand review," or "to be mus
May 25th. The 2d division embark,
ed and steamed to Fortress Monroe,
heaved anchor in Hampton Roads, and
completed the necessary arrangements
for a long: voyage; Having always a
peculiar regard for paymasters, espe
cially on such occasions, the officers of
the 2d division, en masse, paid their
compliments in person, to Major Hol
liday of Norfolk, Va., hoping, with his
good health, to find him supplied with
surplus of greenbacks. I will simply
say, the Major is a fine man. The visit.
proved entirely satisfactory to all pre
sent, and we were enabled to go onbur
May 20111. All things ready, we
weighed anchor and put to sea, each
vessel, as previously ordered, sailing
alone and keeping separate from' the
balance of the fleet. Now were we to
bid Ihrewell to Old Virginia, on whose
"sacred soil" wo have experienced so
much during the past four years; in
marching and countermarehing,advan
cing and retreating, with numerous
hotly contested battles. From the
broad Potomac to the classic JaMes,
desolation has marked . the scenes.—
War's grim visage sits on each of them
pointing to the.green graves of many
noble comrades, and bleaching bones
that were denied oven a soldiers' burial
These were all to bo lost in the distance.
We were to look after the remnant of
the Confederacy under Kirby Smith,
along the Rio Grande. Before the ex
pedition reached its terminus wo learn
ed that Kirby had acted the, better
part of valor and surrendered—had
gone into Mexico, no' doubt, to look
after interests connected with his cot
Soon after passing cape Henry, we
entered the Gulf stream and kept its
course for several days. Consequently.
after Passing Hatteras the main land
was many miles to the west, until we
reached the Florida Keys. In our
course we loft Memory Rock to the
leeward; nothing is visible but large
cliffs of rocks apparently rising out of
the sea. The only place of any inter
est is the Bahama islands. On one
named ,the North Bermmi stands a
small tillage. The houses are built of
wood, without taste or regularity. It
is inhabited by Spaniards and negroes.
Their chief trade consists in fishing and
looking after wrecked vessels. Trees
and verdure are visible to some extent
on those islands, but as a general thing
the soil is barren And uncultivated.
Soon after passing around cape Sable,
Fa., some distance to the leeward could
be seen the light house and rugged
prison walls of Dry Tortugas, whore
many deserters and bounty jumpers
have had their sentences of death com
muted to a life long confinement on
this island. While gazing on itslonely
massive walls, I thought, truly "the
way of the tr msgressor is hard," when
ho lingers out his earthly existence in
such a sepulchral, solitary prison, be
neath the rays of a tropical sun to pay
the penalty of voluntary crime.
After doubling cape Sablo,our course
was nearly due north West until arriv
ing at the entrance of Mobile Bay, 4th
Juno, whore the fleet was ordered to
rendezious and await further orders.
Tho entrance of the bay, as many are
aware, is guarded by two forts—Fort
Morgan on the right,*and Fort Gaines
on the left. Fort Morgan stands on
the main land, and Gaines on Dauphin
island. The island 'is about sixteen
miles long and from one to two miles
wide: On it aro about a half dozen
families who livoin abject poverty and
indolence; while the soil and climate
are productive, of some of the choicest
fruit of earth; here growing in thrifty
condition aro the sweet, and sour or
anges, the fig and pomegranite, while
the magnolias' dense foliage offers pro
tection from 'the intense heat of a sou
thern sun. On this island wore landed
the troops that co-operated with the
fleet in taking those Forts in August,
1814, under Admiral Farina.' With
in three hundred yards of Fort Morgan
is visible the wreck of a monitor blown
•up by a torpedo on an assault on the
fort. The terrible explosion in Mobile
city, Ala., occurred about a week
previous to our arirval, the particulars
of which you haVe doubtless learned.
44 55 50
Juno 10th; All the vessels of the
fleet, consisting of about thirty, repor
ted ready for sea. Various orders
were given and we again steamed out
on the bosom of the deep. The vessel
on which this regiment was, the Her
man Livingston, passed thiough the
mouth of f the Mississippi, in order to :
take on fresh water: The murky waters
of the river fire to bo seen in the Gulf
for a great distance:
June IL About 2- o'clock, P m, we
arrived off this place; having sailed'
about two thousand two hundred miles
in nine days. Some vessels wore four
teen days in making it. We had fine
weather during the entire voyage, good
accommodations aboard the ship, but .
many of us suffered much from the
loathsome sea sickness. None seem
exempt from its tortures. 'The entire
fleet lay off the bar for several days,
as there was not sufficient water to
admit their crossing.
June 16th. Tho disembarkation be.
gan, by means of lightds. Ono achoo
ner, containing seven hundred men of
tho Stb.l2egimont was driven in a gale
on the shore and could not be got off:
A heavy sea made it impossible to ap
proach it, and rescue what seemed,
without doubt, an ill fated crow. The
sailors labored•hard, and gallantly did
the little vessel encounter the merciless
breakers Until morning's dawn brought
deliverance to lier devoted band. Such
aro the conditions of the channel that
shipping is greatly endangered in pia
,in and opt of this harbor•. The
chief pilot* tip pprt says tbere bafe
boon seven or eight vessels wrecked
The corps is stationed along , the
:coast from Indianola to Clarksville at
the mouth of the Pdo Grande, arid froth
the latter place along the river to
Ringgold barracks, one hundred and
fifty miles from its mouth. Corps
headquarters are at Brownsville, thirty
miles up the river. Brownsville and
vicinity is becoming quite a place, es
pecially in the improvoinent .of those
qualities for Which it has long_been
proverbial, as ganthling,:robbing, &c.
The light of civilization and christian
ity has not yet been received or adop
ted by thoSe hardy- rangers that inha
bit the southwestern frontier. It, is
true Kirby Smith has surrendered and
rebel rule has been broken down, yet
many of his followers hold the same
allegiance to dastard villainy and bar
barian-I as when the confederacy was
in full vogue: Robberies:are of fre
quent occurrence.. A few days since
a sutler was murdered between Brown
ville and White 'Rancho, and his money
consisting of $3,000, taken. Tho stage
that runs from hero to Brownsville is
occasionally intercepted and robbed.
Not long sinee I visited Bagdad, a
town of übont 2,000 inhabitants, in
iliexico. It is a place of minor impor•
tanee, grown chiefly out of the advan
tage's of the war in this country. Many
renegade Sou thorn ors have gone there
to escape conscriptiou,and with a view
to speculation have been carrying on
a contraband trade with the South for
the past four years. Bat now times
aro very, dull ; their harvest is over;
property selling at 75 and SO per et.
discount'on what it was ono year ago.
Gold and silver are plenty : most of
them will sell it for greenbacks at 30
and 35 per cent premium. The place
is occupied by French troops, whose
soldierly qualitieS aro none of the grca•
test, nor is their military appearance
prepossessing. A single instance I
will note: I observed a sentry at the
headquarters of the commandant with
no coat-on, the butt of his musket on
terra firma, and ho propped against
the headquarters building. I was ins
formed their daily pay from the Gov
ernment is ono shilling, paid over each
evening. From this they have to sub
sist and clothe themselVes. What the
shilling lacks they make up by-picking
up whatever comes in their way with•
out reference to the owner. It is cur
rently reported that, the artillery sold
by the rebels to the French command.
ant at •Matamoras after tho surrender
et Kirby Smith,;has been delivered up
to the United States. ,
• Brazos Santiago (this military post)
is the last United States port on the
- southern coast. It is nine miles from
the mouth of the Rio Grande river, lb-
Gated on nn island separated froM the
mainland by a small sound that bounds
it on two sides. Tho island is one
continuous sand bank from end to end,
totally destitute of trees and - vegeta.
tion. A military railroad is being con
structed from hero. to Brownsville
which will be the first railrcod in
southivestern Texas. The weather is
very warm. Was it not for a fine sea
breeze that gently fans the sun beaten
sand, the heat would be almost intole
rabic) to those unaccustomed to the cli
mate. Tho greatest difficulty here is
the scarcity of water. Thocondensers
aro insufficient to furnish the neceesark
amount, such,as it.is. The Rio Grande
water is disgusting and unhealthy.—
The excess of animal and . vegetable
matter it contains makes it rather .dif
ficult to determine whether-it is a bev
erage or soup in disguise. I have not
seen a spring or brook since landing
The health of the men in general is
on the 'decline. Many.sof them are
getting scurvy ; owing to the deficiency
in vegetables; many go to hospital,
and as yet none have returned for duty.
From Post hospital they .are shipped
to Now Orleans, whore many are dis
charged. The prevailing disease thro'
this locality is the break-bone fever.—
It is a disease peculiar to the southern
coast and operates something similar
tri fever and ague: Its resulte aro in
no wise fatal, but it is vary loath Some
and lingering. Many Officers are pros
trated with it; some are going north
on loaves of absence.
B. C. Dawney, a typo of the Journal
office, Huntingdon, and of tho Herald,
Shirleyeburg, is with us, commanding
Company B. His friends and compan.
ions of Huntingdon county, will doubt
loss be,pleasod to hoar that tho "prin
ter's devil" has boon promoted in a
service that has made and sustained a
noble reputation during the war, and
wrung expressions of admiration and
praise from the'malice of its most .iu-
vetorato enemies, even if inside the
"blues" the mon wear the livery of an
Africa's burning sun.
Truly yours, L. G. u•
THE lIUNTINGDOR MILLS ~v➢ll
- atop fur repelli nbout UM, .8 tit'Septvinlier,' and will
remain Idle for the period of twelve or fifteen daps. All
grist or ollOppilog rtgoired for the next_ tllitty.dayll had
better Ito brought forty:int previous to.the , Sth 4f.next
month. • • &50;I3;
If outingdou, August
JAMES 11. tbDitEnGE. • 'GEO. P. ELDRED . GE.
• - ELDREDGE :LBRO
Publishers, Stationers, Booksellers,
iNro. 17 and 10 , South-Sixth 'Streeti. , !
(Above Chestnut,) ,PIIILADELPII4A.
Particular attefition paid to the colintry • trade.
•Always on hand a largo suppli..o.Lettor, cop,Nato
Bill, and Wrapping Paper ; Envelopes; School end Mis
cellaneous Rooks; Tans, rnk, Shags, Mueller, Photo
graph Albums, PapCr Bags, .
Liberal torme to cash customers: - stig2Va-I'y
A UDITOR'S NOTICE. -•—• - •
[Estate of Henry T. White, Bari,
The undersigned, auditor unpainted by the Orphans,'
Court of Huntingdon conutylo distribute the fund in the
hands of Adolphus White, administrator - Ufalenry T.
White, Into of the borough of llnistlngdonoliceasod, to
and among those entitled thereto; hereby giros notice that
he Will attend at his officer in the :borough' of, Hunting
don, on SATURDAY, the 23d • day of September 'next, at
ono o'clock, P. X, for the purposo of making sold dlitrib ,
salon, Nihon and where all Pomona having claims against:,
the Bold fund are required to present filename;or bede.
barred from coming in for any share of the Said fund.. -
aldlOtd THEO.II. CHEWER Auditor.
BRIDGE LETTING.- :-
The:County Commisslonere-will receive propoials.
in their office unto one o'clock, on PriclSy, theStb-day of
September MSS, for" tuf : Wing a bridge across Atighwlck
Creek at Meador. Gap, near Weaver's Mill. To be an open
bridge of one span one, hundred feet long, weather board-.
ad at tho sides. Abutments to bo 12 feet bigh above - low
water mark. Plan and specifications can bo, seen at .tho
Cminissioners. °Mee. • By order of the Boitrd. •
lINNItY MILLEII, Clerk.
Ting retired from business at dile placer,Wo take thid
.opportunity of feturning our thanks to our many custo
mers, onpecially our Mathelstrarg frkade who Halthornily
extended us theirpatronage. and expect that in thus reti
ring good feeling may prevail. If we should reSuma bu
slum in this vicinity we' bops
MW -their . curator and goodwill
curatorß again bo given us.
. .. .
• . .
Am.-To delinquents irersrould say that Ire desire elosinz
our booko soon', nod in order to sure Coate ittul trOublc,
Immediate settlements aro solicited. Those bariiigololms
against us will present therri. '- , " . . : .: , !;-• ' ; : : ;
• .McENT.YELE' S .
For all diseases arising from one canoe, viz vFerer and
Aguo, Dyspepsia, Catarrh In' the - Head, Weak and disor
dered Stomach, arch as Indigestion, Sick Ifeadaclie, did=
dinefs of the Beall, Weakness of Bight, Wlody Ailments.
Bboumatism,lind /themnatio.Pains, Pains In CIO flack'or
Side, Nervous Debility, Lowness of Spirits,,ltnlitirity.of
the B'ood; Blotches or, Eruptions of tiro;Boily, Girard,
Worms, An, - Sold at 25 cents per .box.
Pitt - CENTYRE' - " •
INDIA •VE GETABL . E':
This Infallible medicinal wairented to oxtail siorms'in
all Cases and may be given to cnildren of all agog, as thoy
Iwo purely vegetable end perfeetly"harMlnia: .•-
- VA Cau bo had at Lewis' Book store, lfuntingdon, .Pn.
THE JACKSON HOTEL, :
• HUNTINGDON, PA...! •
HENRY SMITE, Propijotoi*.
Huntingdon, Aug. 28,1865.
. .. [Estate of John Kong deed.. .
betters of Administration upon the estato of John
Bough; late of. Clay' township, 'lluntifigdon county
deed, hating been granted to the undersigned, nil persona
having claims tigninst tho estate are requested to present
them to Alto undersigned, and all persons indehted.efill
make immediate payment. O. It. MeOAitTIIY,
Saltillo, Aug 23, 1865-13t.'
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.: ,
[Estate of lieliert WiLion, deed.]
"sitters of administration liaviiig been granted: to the
undersigned, nn the estate or Robert IV ile.in, : late, or ()not
da twp., deceaSed, all persona kndwing . 'lliemsolies
indelited to Enid estnto are request.] to Make immedinto
payment, and (boon haying claims, to present them prop
erly authenticated, for settlement. '. • • '' - '
. . , - _HENRY' WILSON,,
Aug. 23, 1.802-Gt. • - . Administrator.
A GRICULTURAL -FAIR. •, . •
• The sonunlttoe of, orrltngements for tfie;Coufity
Fair to be field on Wedneidny. 'Thursday, b'riday, ills .4,th
4/fiend 6th of October next, hare passed tho • folio:ling.
lin;'oxen, 'flint the Town:,l,in or D'orough ip tire Cann
ty, which rat SeB the largest 1111101113 t of 'mono, shrell , have
tito pritilego of selecting tho ptuco whorl, the Gate shall be
held, And Hutt the comtnit toe will Facet on tlio 211 of Sep.
temper. of Ityo o'clock: P. SI., nt tho office. of AV. :Dorris,
jr., in Huntingdon, to receive proposi I ions and deeidevillon
tho place for bolding }be:soles. At: which thee tire sec
cessfol competitors will be riposted to sceuro tire pais
ment of the money ,
• JACOB 111.1.,E11,, Chairman.
WM'. DORMS, jr., Sec y.
Huntingdon, Aug. 23, -25-2 t. • "
1865. PIIILADELPIII4 1865.
3E 9 ELr•ex*.s;., etcso.
HOWELL 6 BOURKE,
Paper Hangings - &,Window Shades,
N. E. Corner Fourth & Market sts..
N. 8.--Al ways in sioro largo,stobk of
LINEN and OIL SHADES:.
Plilladolfthirt, Aug. 23-3 m;
VALUABLE REAL, ESTATE
ORPHANS'•COURT , •.SALE.-'
Mho Orideisigned, by virigpf of, an
ordernt the Orphans' &Ina of Ilunting4on COM,.
ty, will offer tOr sale, on the premises : • •
On Saturday , the 30th day of Septemb9r,.
at 1. o'clock, P. 31., a Taluable farm taunted In Franklin
township, in the said County, a mile and a half from the
mouth of Spruce Creak, containing ono hundred and forty
ono acres and sixty perches, of which Mire ore jlQ . acros.
cleared, and the balance well timbered.,
Who form has upon it. it good frame houss;• and ifiaMo
barn. and lies in tho best producing region of the county.
TEUXISOne third of tho purchase Money to be paid
on confirmation of the solo, and the balance in two equal
annual payment., to ho secured py.•thebonds and mort
gage of tho purchaser. - • • ' •
JOillf G. WEIGITT,
ARRA LIAM WEIGHT.
Adm ex . olDaaiel Weight
Aug. 23, IGS-51*
PUBLIC SALE of REAL ESTATE.
y virtue of the authority given - to
one by the lost Will and - ToStament !of 'Henry
of Tod township, deceased, I will oxpoeo to public
ale, on the premises, on
SATURDAY, Septeinb3r 33th -, 1865:
at 10 o'clock, A. M., the following valuable RealEitatel,
A TRACT OF LAND, lying in Toil townshfp, - lluntimi,
don County, Penna., about oto mile north of Gaglo.Foulf,
dry on the road to. Newberg •, -containing; 253 "acres,hav
lag about 200 acres cleared and in high stateof cult:ration.
This farm has two - good dwelling MMus, a large 'bank
Barn, nearly now, good Wagon 'house, Com Crib, and all
the necessary buildings;
Also a young Orchard, goad
faeces and is in excellent' condition. - It is bounded by
lands ofJohn Griffith, George Keith and Fisher's helm.
It lies in the heart of a fine agricultural region and. but
three miles from Dread Top City adhere there is always an
excellent market. Come of the adjoining farms are lime
stone, and the land of this forth, is fertile and productive,
and produces good crops.. It is a fine property—each no is
rarely offered for salc—and the title Is indisputable. There
tiro about 50 acres of goodOnli and Chestnut timber. -
Tr!: RDIS OF S ILE—One third of the purchase money to
be paid on delivery of Deed, nt Huntingdon, on tha I.4th et.
November, next, and the balance In two equal anntiat .
payments from that date With interest, , to ,bo eecured : tiy.
Judgment Bonds of tits purchaser.
Executor of Ilenq Miller, deed,
Foundry, Aug..23i "
TEACHERS' EXAM INATIONS.-
i The undersigned will meet tho teachers - and school
directors of this county for the politic' elimination of; op-
Pficante, is indicated in the following -table i - .4 '.. .. r -..
rortor tp., and Alexandria bor.,'Ang. 17, at Alexandria
Morris township, ' • . ' ''. •• 18, - at Sprnee'Creek.
- Franklin townshi;., : ' 5 5: 10, at Franklinvilio.
West township, " 22, at S. C. Bridge..
Carbon twp.;and Coalinonl bor., " 24. nt Cdalment.
Warriormark township" ' .. " 29, at Birmingham
Brady township, . " 28, at Mill Creek; '
Volker township, September 2, nt It. R. Station. ' • ,
Brwree, -. " 5, at Manor WU.
Jackson, ' " 6, at MeAlevy's Fort.
Oneida, . " 8, at Contra Union 8. It,
Ilendorpn," 6, at Union Schoolhouse.
Shirley, " 11, at Mount Union,
Ifithen, -. I^.
" at Mapleton, ,
renn, l3, at, blarklesburg,
110-peirell, " 14, at Correa - Run. • .
" . 16, at 801 l Crown S 11.
Shirleyaburg It Shirley " ' 19, at Shirloysburg..
Cromwell, " 20. at Orbim.nia.
Dnbliu, " 21, nt Shade Grip.
Tell, " 22, at Bollingerfown. '
Cass and Cassville, - " .20, at easirlille: ' • •'•
Tod, " 2.7, at Nciwberg..
Cloy, . " 25 , at Sctitlivilte;' ' -
Springfield, ", . 30-, at Meadowflap.
The examinations will cora:mie° at 0 o'clock, A. AL, itrid,
all applicants for osaminlifion will attend at that lime.' '
It. McD.I.VITT Co. Supt.
.• tfuntingdon, August 23, 1805. • - ' .
Ano o l.her New LntocWail Pappl):
Jusb rocOived - at Lewis' Book Store.