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W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
Wednesday morning s Mar. 14;1866,
Maj. Gen. John W. Geary,
OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The Conventions and their Nominees.
We attended both State Conventions
held in Harrisburg last week,and more
crowded and enthusiastic nominating
Conventions we never witnessed. The
Opposition or Democratic party hold
their Convention on Monday. The old
stagers of the party front every part
of the State were on hand to direct
the action of the Convention, and they
succeeded to the heart's content of
the most rabid opponent of the war.
The Convention could not have nomi
nated a stronger, more out-and-out
representative of the anti—war party
than Mester Clymer of Berks, the
nominee; he needs no platform; his
record for five years past is enough to
drive every soldier and friend of the
soldier to the support of Gen. John W.
Geary, the nominee of the Union party.
The Union Conventiod met on Wed
nesday. During Tuesday and Tues
day night several large delegations
headed by splendid silver and, brass
bands arrived from Philadelphia,Pitts
burg, Lancaster, and other places—
somo for Ketchum, some for Geary, !
and ono from Pittsburg for Aloorhead.
The Opposition Convention was largo,
but tho Union was at least one half
larger. Tho contest was warm be•
tween Geary and Ketchum, but before
Wednesday morning it was pretty gen
erally understood that GOD. Geary
would be nominated on the first bal
lot. Wo never -witnessed a stronger
outside pressure at any Convention for
any man than there was in Harrisburg
for Mr. Ketchum on Wednesday last.
But the soldier, the hero Geary gained
strength every hour from the unin
structed delegates. Indeed, after the
nomination of Mr. Clymer, a radical
leader of the anti-war party, it was
most proper for the Union party to
put up against him a radical .war man
—a man who had fought the enemy in
the field that Lis country might live.
Geary is too well known to the loyal
people of Pennsylvania to need a plat
form of resolutions to strengthen him
as a candidate. His record is enough
to justify any loyal man in Voting for
The resolutions of both Conventions
will be found in this paper.
We call upon every true Unioo man
to rally to the support of Geary. We
shall be turned neither to the right nor
the left by any side issues, or difteren•
ces of opinion in the platform, but keep
steadily on within the lines of our
party fighting for the success of Geary,
the representative of the great Union
party of Pennsylvania—and against
Clymer, the representative of the par
ty in syMpathy with treason.
The Two Candidates.
Mester Clymer is a fair representa
of the_party which nominated him
Formerly of the Whig party, but find
ing the political atmosphere of his na
tive county was not such as would
conduce to eminence or emolument he
turned Democrat and with that party
ho has allied himself through good
and evil report. He, like many others,
considered the name the emblem of
purity, and during the dark days of
the rebellion his voice and influence
were raised in support of his creed—
the Government ho assailed and its
defenders he refused to encourage,and
opposing them he aided the enemy.
Whenever the opportunity offered he
was found condemning the efforts of
the loyal men, and at one time he
spoke bitterly against the present
Chief Executive-a representative type
of the Union-lovers from the South
ern States, I.le is just the man of the
opposition we wanted to see uomina
ted, and lie is just the man the Union
soldiers of the war will remember
when they come to cast their votes at
the next election. Such a name as his
will carry with it defeat to the party
seeking popularity through it, and no
false issue of the present can lead hon.
est taco to forget and forgive his trea•
sonable utterances. So much for Cly-
The Union Convention declared in
favor of Major General JOHN W. GEA—
AY, of Cumberland county. Who., ac
quainted at all with the events of the
rebellion does not know Gen. Geary
He has no fame to win in this earn.
paign, for what better honor does any
man need than that he served his
country nobly in the hour of its peril.
But Geary must be elected by loyal
men to show that Pennsylvania's love
for the patriots is imperishable, and
Clymer Must be defeated to show that
she has no sympathy for those who
aided the foes of our Government. Gen.
Geary's executive ability has been tried
at different times during his experience
as a soldier, which experience has not
been a brief one. 11:(3 was at one time
layor of. San Francisco; again he
was Provisi:onal Governor of Kansas;
and after Sherman had completed his
great raid as far ;Is Savannah, Geary
17:1s made :Mayor of that, c.ity, and 111
soon restored order and satisfaction
by his good judgment and skillful
Ability and worthiness are combined
in fhvor of the soldier candidate—able,
because experience has proved him so,
and worthy, because he represents the
men, tried and true, who fought with
and under him against the common
Choose ye, voters, whom ye will sus
tain. Clymer, who, opposed the right
of suffrage to our soldiers, or• Geary,
who was with the soldiers laboring at
the sacrifice of blood to preserve our
h'Exitor exeitwient is see—
only to that growing out of the
differences between the President and
Congress. Monster meetings of the
"Brotherhood" have been held in near
ly every large city in the United
States during the past ten days. One
hundred thousand persons, it is said,
assembled in Tones' Woods, New
York, on Sunday, notwithstanding the
earnest protest of the Catholic Arai—
Bishop of New York against desecra
ting the day. Inflammatory speeches
wore made, and the brethren called
upon to contribute the needed funds to
supply the munitions of war to the ar
my of 300,000 men, which, it was as
serted, is already organized in Ireland,
England, it was declared, had, by the
suspension of the writ of habeas e'er
pus, acknowledged Ireland to be in a
state of war, and our own Government
was called upon to recognize -the Irish
Republic as entitled to the rights of
belligerents without delay. Six weeks
was the time indicated within which
an expedition should start from this
country for the emancipation of Ire
land by the overthrow of British ty
ranny in that country.
The latest information states that the
British are preparing for the Fenians;
that a call for volunteers has been is
sued and responded to by 10,000,
which number can he enlarged by
merely asking. The Canadians are evi
dently on the alert for the emergency
though the Fenians are equally deter
mined to make a trial of their long
training. The news concerning this
demonstration comes to us principally
in the shape of rumors, but if anything
decisive occurs wo will acquaint our
readers. Something must be done be
fore the present state of excitement
abates, as the iron is now at its great.
UNION STATE CONVENTION,
Gen. Geary Nominated on First Ballot.
The Union State Convention assem,
bled in Harrisburg, on Wednesday
last. Lewis W. Hall, of Blair, was
chosen temporary chairman. After
the appointment of committees on per
manent organization and resolutions
the Convention adjourned to 5 o'clock.
The Convention re assembled at 5,
when Hon. John Comte was chosen
permanent chairman. Hon. Thos. E.
Cochran, of York, from the committee
on Platform Resolutions, reported the
following, which after some discussion.
were adopted :
1. Resolved, That this Convention, repre
senting the Union-loving and loyal people of
Pennsylvania, 'who never despaired of the
Republic, and who poured out millionS of
treasure and devote] vet more precious blood
for the rescue of the country from the feloni
ous attacks of a wicked and causeless rebel
lion—whose sons fought on every battle-field,
and suffered in every Southern prison pen of
torture and starvation—whose noble dead lie
on the soil of every State, where they-fell un
der the folds of the national banner—here
renew theirpledges of unfaltering devotion to
the 'Federal Union, and repeat their deter
mined purpose that it shall be preserved.
2. Resolved, That the most imperative duty
of the present is to gather the legitimate
fruits of the war, in order that our Consti
tution may come outof the rebellion purified,
our institutions strengthened, and our na
tional life prolonged.
3. Resolved, That failure in these grave
duties Would be scarcely less criminal than
would have been an acquiesence in secession
and in the treasonable machinations of the
conspirators, and would be an insult to every
soldier who took up arms to save the country,
4. Resolved, That filled with admiration at
the patriotic devotion and fearless courage
with which Andrew Johnson resisted and de
nounced the efforts of the rebels to over
throw the National Government, Pennsylva
nia rejoiced to express her entire confidence
in his character and principles,
ciation of his noble conduct by bestowing her
suffrage upon him for the second position in
honor and dignity in the country; his bold
and outspoken denunciations of the crime of
treason, his firm demands for the punish
ment of the guilty offeiaders, and his expres
sions of thorough sympathy with the friends
of the Union, secured for hial the warmest
attachment of her people, who remembering
his great services and sacrifices whiio traitors
and their sympathizers alike denounced his
patriotic action, appeal to him'to stand firmly
by the side and to repose upon the support of
the loyal masses, whose votes formed the
foundation of his promotion, and who pledged
to him their unswerving support in all mea
sures by which treason shall be stigmatized—
loyalty recognized—and the freedom,stability
and unityo'fthe nation secured.
5. Resolved, That the work of restoring the
late insurrectionary States to their proper re
lations to the Union, necessarily devolves
upon the law-making power, nod that, until
such action shall be taken, no State, lately in
insurrection, is entitled to representation in
either branchl of Congress; that, as prelimi
nary to such action, it is theright of Congress
to investigate fur itself the condition of the
legislation of those States, to inquire respect
ing their loyalty, and to prescribe the terms
of restoration ; and that to deny this nec
essary Constitutional power is to deny and
imperil one of the dearest rights belonging to '
our representative form of government; and
that we cordially approve of the action of the
Union representativesin Congress from Penn
sylvania on this subject.
6. Revoked, That a rm man who has vol
untarily engaged in the late rebellion, or has
held office under the rebel organization,
should be allowed to sit in the Congress of
the Union ; and that the law—known as the
test oath—should not be repealed, but'should
be enforced against all claimants for seats in
Resolo2d, Thatthe nationli faith
ly picked to the payment of the natkaial
debt incurred in the war to save the country
and to suppress rebellion, and that the
people will notauffer this faith to he violated
or irnpairoJ, .hot all ilehts incurred to support
the rebellion were unlawful, void and of no
obligation—shall never be assumed by the
United Stales, nor shell any State be permit
ted to pay any evidence of so vile and wick
8. Resolved, That the public faith is not
lass solemnly pledged to the protection, in
the enjoyment of all their natural rights--of
their persons, property and domestic reins
tions—of the colored population who have
been emancipated by the fiat of the people,
and under the providence of God ; and who
deserved liberty by their kindness and ll'
delity to our soldiers in prison, or wounded,
or socking escape front their tormentors, and .
by their courage in bearing, arms for and
fighting the battles of the Union, Even as
man is more precious the, - a menay in every
just account, as tho honor of the nation is
more sner , >;:ly engaged to these in but
never treacherous friends, than to those who
bold its bonds stamped with the broad seal of
the United States, that their freedom shall
not be a mockery nor their just hopes of se
curity, education nod elevation in intellectual
and moral improvement disappointed r ---and
this faith must he kept inviolate.
9. Resolved, That the protection to all
branches of useful and productive industry is
the only wise policy in our present national
condition—is the true plan of restoring the
losses and ravages of war—of advancing the
national prosperity, increasing the national
wealth, and supplying the means of maintain
ing the public faith with the public creditor,
and ultimately wiping out the national debt;
that in the provision of internal revenue and
the laying of duties on importations from
foreign nations, the object should be to cause
the former to press as lightly upon, and the
latter to protect as fully as possible our own
citizens who are engaged in works of labor,
mining, manufacturing and every other
province of home industry, against unequal
end unfair competition with foreign capital
and policy, which neither contribute to de
velop the resources of our country, assist to
pay our taxes, nor are concerned to main
tain our Government or confirm our tuitional
power or authority, which, during the recent
life-struggle, they insidiously and maliciously
strove to subvert.
10. Resolved, That the administration of
the public affairs of Pennsylvania by Gov
ernor Andrew G. Curtin, during the years of
trial, toil, responsibility and anxiety which
have recently passed over us, has been mark
ed by such patriotic devotion, unyieldiUg cour
age, constant watchfulness, unwearied labor
and shining ability, as heve made his neme
illustrious in the annals of this Commonwealth,
and given hint a place in the affections and ,
memory of the people which cannot be lost;
his enviable title of "the soldier's friend" is
in itself expressive of the highest elogiums
that could be pronounced on any public offi
cer, and when his term of honorable, useful
and most beneficial service shall close, he
shall not be forgotten, but honor, love, affec
tionate remembrance and the plaudits of a
grateful people shall cluster around his par
se!), and make his name memorable.
11.. Resolved, That this Convention con
gratulate the people of the State on the pas
sage of a law relieving the real estate of the
Commonwealth from taxation for State pur
poses, and tender to the members of the Gen
eral Assembly their thanks for their enn:sid
crate attention to relieve the popular bur
dens, while they confidently refer to it as a
proof of the superior capacity of the Union
organization for the beneficial conduct of
public affairs, that after a long end exhaust
ing war, the debt of Pennsylvania is reduced,
and the taxes, imposed in a time of peace by
their political opponents, are diminished by
the judicious management of executive offi
cers and a General Assembly chosen by the
12. Resolved, That the loyal people of
Pennsylvania, having steadily manifested,
through the war with the rebellion, their
warm regard fur the rights of the gallant de
fenders of the Union, and never having voted
to refuse them the right of suffrage when in
the camp and on the field—a right inestima
ble to them and formidable to traitors end
their sympathizers only--we take pleasure in
expressing, not now for the first time, their
gratitude for their gallantry and devotion,and
declaring again a long settled purpose to ap
propriate the means and resources of the gov
ernment to the comfort, consolation end sup
port of the disabled survivors, or the widows
and orphans of those who fell in the conflict.
13. Resolved, That the services, labors,
consummate ability and yielding faith in the
destiny !yr the country manifested by the Hon
Edwin M. Stanton, as the head of the War
Department during the rebellion, have been
of inestimable value to the country, and enti
tle hint to the warmest commendation of the
14. Resolved, That Congress should not
fail to make an equitable ndjustment of boun
ties and allowances to the brave men who
were engeged in the military service of the
country ; and that we heartily approve of the
liberal appropriation now pending in the Le
gislature of Pennsylvania for the care and ed
ucation of the orphan children of the soldiers
who gave their lives for the salvation of the
15. Resolved, That in this crisis of public
affairs, full of grateful recollections .of his
marvelous and memorable services on the
field of battle, we turn to the example of un
faltering and uncompromising loyalty of Lt.
General Grant with a confidence not the less
significant and unshaken, because at no peri
od of our great struggle has his proud name
been asseciatedWith a doubtful patriotism, or
msed for sinister purposes by the enemies of
our common oonntry. •
M. Resolved, That any attempt by foreign
nations to establish a monarchical govern
ment on this continent, is evidence of a design
to destroy the Republic. Regard for our own
safety and for the future security of the Re
public, demands that no such attempt should
be permitted to succeed. •
17. Resolved, That the Honorable Edgar
Cowan, Senator from Pennsylvania, by his
course in the Senate of the United States, hos
disappointed the hopes and has forfeited the
confdence of those to whom he owes his
place; and that be is hereby most earnestly
requested to resign.
18. Resolved, That the State Central Com
mittee be constituted by the appointment of
a Chairman by the. President of this Conven
tion, in consultation with the Union candi
• dare for Governor, and that the remainder of
said committee shall consist of one member
front each county in the State. except that
the city of Philadelphia shall have eight
members, and the counties of Lancaster,
Berks, Dauphin and Allegheny each two
members, to be named by the representative
delegates from said counties in this conven
tion; and that the Association of Loyal Penn
sylvanians resident at Washington shall also
be afinvred one member, to he appointed by
their delegotes present.
On motion the Convention then pro-
ceeded to ballot for a candidate for
Governor, which resulted as follows:
Gen. Geary Si, W. W. Ketchum 29,
J. K. Moorhead 19, Gen. IL White 2.
Mr. Woods, of "Aliftlin, *hen his name
was called, presented the following
letter from lion. John Scott, with
drawing his name:
HuNTlrianoN, March 5, 1856.
Messrs. D. Walker TVoods, Benj. L.
Hewitt, David 8. Baker and John .1.
GENTLEMEN :---The conferences of
the Senatorial. and Representatives
districts from which you aro delegates
to tho Union State Convention, in
structed you to vote for me as their
first, and for Gen. John W. Geary as
their second choice for Governor. Gen
eral Cleary's - name has been promi
nently before the people of the State as
a candidate for that position. Mine
has not, and any.publicity given to it
in that connection, was not of my seek
ing, .1 am not insensible to this mark
of confidence bestowed by those' who
know me best, but its expression at
home is enough, and it is due to you
:uld to the districts VOII re rc'ent;ihat
you should be relieved from the form
ality of casting morelycomplimentary
votes for me.
So, Far, then, as the instructions in
my favor give me any right to control
your action, you have my consent,
whenever you deem it expedient to do
so, to cast your votes where they will
be effective in making a nomination
from among those who are really can
didates, a position I have never con
sidered myself as occupying.
May I further mid the hope and de
sire that the action of the Convention
will be such as to strengthen the or
ganization and preserve the harmony
of the National Union party.
The strong desire of its enemies to I
see dissension, their efforts to promote
it, and their exultation over any sign
of its existence, should of themselves
be sufficient to close up the ranks of
its friends. And this not simply to
preserve a party organization, or se.
cure a party triumph, but because of
our sincere conviction that at this pe- .
riod of our history the vital interests
of the Republic are safe only in the
hands of that organization. If there be
differences about the best means of se
curing those interests let them be dif
ferences within the organization, and
let it not be said that a party which
withstood the perils and the shock of
rebellion, has neither vitality nor dis
cretion enough to endure the bad
temper °lithe bad taste displayed,in the
discussion of those differences by any
of its members, hOwever eminent.
I am confident that the sober sense
of Pennsylvania will not permit any
such result, and trusting that the Con
vention will in this spirit present the
cause and the candidate before the
I um resprlctfully yours,
Sixtpseven votes being necessary
to a choice, Gen. John W. Geary, of
Cumberland county, was declared the
nominee amid great applause.
On motion of lion. George Connell,
of Philadelphia, the nomination was
Hon. Thomas E. Cochran, of
York,offered the following resolutions,
which was unanimously adopted:
.Resolved, That this Convention hay. '
lug completed its work by the nomin
ation. of Maj. Gen. John W. Geary for
the office of Governor, cordially and
confidently recommend- him to the
people of the State for their suffrages.
His long devotion to the welfare and
honor of his native State—his unquali
fied support of the principle of protem
Lion to Ameriaatf industry—his early
espousal of the part of opposition to
She, extension of slavery over free ter
ritory, and his faithful attachment to
the cause of huMan freedom, advancing
with every opportunity to extend, and
enlarge the boon of liberty to the op•
pressed and enslaved—bi 3 patriotism,
valor and military skill first displayed
in leading her sons to maintain the
national controversy with Mexico, but
signally and most gloriously in the
deadly contest with armed treason on
Southern soil, above the clouds,and in
the grand march from Atlanta to the
sea, as well as in the fierce and bloody
battle on Pennsylvania soil at Gettys
burg, When the haughty invader was
hurled, defeated, from her borders
-1 his pure integrity and high personal
I character commend him for Chief Mag
:strati: of this Commonwealth to all
who honor sound principle, generous
feeling and heroic conduct, and cherish
grateful emotions toward those who
exposed their lives for their country
and to maintain the honor of its flag.
I Mr. Hall, of Blair county' presented
the following dispatch from General
Joseph Hooker, endorsing General
Geary, which was read amid loud ap•
plause _ _
NEP,' YORK, March 7, 1866.
To lion. John W. Forney, Harrisburg,
My acquaintance with Con. Geary
is of long standing.. I knew him in
California, in Mexico and during the
rebellion. It gives mo great pleasure
to bear testimony, to his most excellent
character as a military leader, and as
an humble man. lAcnow of no officer
who has peiTorined his whole duty
with more fidelity than General Geary,
Maj. Gen. Com'g.
Gon. Geary was then introduced to
the Convention and in a few remarks
accepted the nomination. The Con
vention was also addressed by Mr.
Ketchum, Mr. Moorhead, Gen. White,
Mr. Scott, and others.
The State Central Committee (as
far as had been agreed upon,) 'MO then
announ'ed, as follows :
Philadelphia Frank S. Johnson,
Kennedy 111cCaw, Win. S. Stokeley, H
W. Gray, Henry Bumm, Mahlon Dick
erson, Charles Thompson Jones and
John Ti.tollineoux. Adams—Hon. B.
McPherson ; Allegheny—Gehl. Janes
A Ekin and John H. Stewart; Arm
strong—Frank Mechling; Berk - s—lsaac
Eckert and E. it. Rauch; Bradford—
W. T. Davis; Blair—Henry L. Howl t;
Butler:,--Johd H. ; Carbon—
Gen. ClfarleS Albright; Centre—Wm.
P. Wilson; Clarion—B. J. Reid; Clear- I
field—S. B. Row ; L.
Hamilton; Chester—Bees Davis; Craw-
ford—H. E. Ashley; Columbia—D. A.
Beckley; Cumberlaud—J..M. Wexkley;
Dauphin—George Bergner and Grenl.
Thomas J. Jordan; Brie—Major Allen
A Craig; Fayette—Col. Peter A Johns;
Green--George L. Wylie; Huntingdon
—William Lewis; Indiana—General
I Harry White • Lancaster—Peter Mar
tin, John A diestand; Lebanon—lsaac
Huffer; Lehigh—John Williams; By
coming—Hon. -Henry Johnson ; Lu,
Zerfle—Lewis Pugh; Northamr ton—
Henry it. Ciiidsey; Northumberland—
' John B. Packer; Perry—Jesse Kenno•
dy ; Schuylki;!—Thomas C. Zulich;
Susquehanna—Col. Casper W. Tyler;
Tioga—lion. H. W. Williams; Vonan
go—Col. James S. Myers; Washington
—John Ham York—Jno It. Donahoo;
Snyder—John Bilger; Juniata 11.
Wilson; Mifilin—B. B. Pereell; Law
pence—John W. Blanchard; Montour
Buss - ell; Union—S. H. Orwig;
Beaver—M. S. Quay; Wayne—Charles
P. Wallace; Pike—Hon. John Shouse;
Franklin—Abraham Kaufman; West
moreland—James 21, Hunter; M'Kean
—Warren Cowles; Potter—Peter A.
Stebbins; Sullivan—j. T. Ingham,. WyT
orning—Hon: Osterhoat; Loyal
Pennsylvania Association—Col. Frank
Jordan; Jefferson—W. G. Andrews.
On Motion, the Conyentien then ad
! journed sine die.
.tQr' There:is said to be a rapid de.
elin e iii the price. of goods in the eat,
ern 61 i . e!4. Gobi has Killen ralriliv.
OPPOSITION OR “DEMOCRATIC"
Hiester Clymer, of Berks, nominated,
The Opposition or "Democratic"
State Convention met at Harrisburg
on Monday of last week, coo on the
fourth ballot nominated Heister Cly—
mer of Berks, as the candidates of that
party for Governor. The last ballot
stood as follows :
Heisler Clymer 72 ; Geo. W Cass,
of Allegheny, 36 ; Richard Vaux of
Philadelphia, 13 ; Asa Packer of by—
The following 'are the platform reso
lutions adopted :
WHEREAS, The Democracy of Penn
sylvania in convention mot, recogni
zing a crisis in the affairs the republic,
and esteeming the immediate restora—
tion of the Union paramount to all oth
er issues, do resolve,
Resolved, 1. That the States where
of the people were lately in rebellion,
are integral parts of the Union, and
are entitled to representation in Con
gress by men duly elected, who bear
true faith in the Constitution and laws,
and in order to vindicate •the maxim
that taxation without representation,
if there is any such representatives,
they should be forthwith admitted.
2. That the faith of the republic is
pledged to the payment-of the national
debt, and that Congress should pass
all laws necessary for that pm-pose.
3. That we owe obedience to the
Constitution of the United States, in•
eluding the amendment prohibiting
slavery, and under its provisions will
accord to those emancipated all their
rights of person and property.
4. That each State has the exclusive
right to regulate the qualifications of
its own electors.
5. That the white race alone is en.
titled to the control of the Government
of the Republic, and wo aro unwilling
to grant to negroes the right to vote.
6. That the hold enunciation of the
principles of the constitution and the
policy of Restoration contained in the
recent annual message of President
Johnson entitle him to the confidence
and supportof ail who respect the con
stitution and love their country.
7. That the nation owes to the brave
men of our armies and navy a debt of
lasting gratitude for their heroic servi
ces in defense of the Constitution and
the Union. and that, while wo cherish
with a tender affection the memories
of the fallen, we pledge to their wid
ows and orphans the nation's care and
3. That we urge upon Congress the
duty of 'equalizing the bounties of our
I soldiers and sailors.
The Prcsident and. the Union Party.
It will be a good time for adopting
the belief that President JOHNSON has
gone over to the Copperheads, when
he ceases to appoint Union men to of
fice—including applicants backed by
men who assail him—and bestows his
favors on them. As yet nothing of the
sort has been seen. How much like
lihood there is of his doing it, the fol
lowing, by the correspondent of the
Cincinnati Commercial, will help the
reader to judge :
"Colonel Stillwell, member of Con
gress from the Eleventh Congressional
District, having just returned from the
Indiana U nio n State Convention, call
ed on the President last evening to re
port progress. He had a protracted
interview with Mr. Johnson, during
which the political situation was freely
canvassed. Mr. Johnson said, that so
far as ho was concerned, he did not
feel in the least degree responsible for
the want of harmony which appeared
to exist between himself and a portion
of too Union party in Congress. He
had done nothing to merit the bitter
denunciation he had received froM
Sumner and Stevens during the very
first week of the session. He came in
to power determined to follow the
footsteps of Mr. Lincoln, as far as they
had been indorsed by the people, and
he believed ho had honestly done so.
The issues upon which he and the
Radicals differed, wore new ones, he
said, upon which no ono could say
there was a unanimity of opinion in
the ranks of the party that elected
him 'As President,' said ho, must be
judged by my adherence to the princi
plea of the Constitution ; as the candh
didate of the Republican party I must
be judged by my adherence to the
platform upon which I was elected.'
"Colonel Stillwell then referred to
the charge so liberally indulged in,
that ho (Mr. Johnson) had deserted
the Union party and gone over to the
Copperheads. The President said that
it was false in tote. 'They have tried to
drive me away,' said he, 'but they
can't do it. I eon not be driven away
from the party that elected me. If
they leave me, it will not be my fault.
As to the Copperheads, I have never
Invited them to my support, If' they
come to join the Union party, all right;
if they arc willing to indorse the Bal
timore platform of 1864, so much the
better ; but if any sot of men think I
am going to the Copperheads, they
will find themselves mistaken.'
"Before the interview terminated,
Mr. Johnson expressed the hope that
the 'little breeze' now blowing would
soon be over, and that the great Union
party would again unite and keep to
gether in solid column, until the work
for which it was formed was fully com
pleted. 'ln the meantime,' said he 'my
only course is to keep straight emboli
estly discharging my duty to the whole
country and to the party that elected
me.' As to negro suffrage, ho thought,
that before the Radicals came here to
abuse him on that score, they ought to
make the issue at home and fight it
[From the Pittsburgh Commercial
All right we Suppose.
The constitutional amendment as to
representation and suffrage, like the
Freedmen's Bureau bill, was' a meas
ure of the Union members, agreed up
on in caucus and reported by the Re
construction ComMittee. It passed the
House, receiving the assent of more
than two-thirds of that body. In the
Senate it was assailed by Mr. Sumner
with the greatest violence.
Mr. Samper haying stated, his rea
sons he joined the Copperheads in VO
ting as well as speaking against it,
and the amendment was defeated.
Now wesuppose it is all right that
Mr. Sumner should do this,--his fierce
denunciation of the great measure of
his party, we suppose, is to be excu•
secs,—and ho is to be considered a pa
triot; but when ANDREW SOUNSON ex
ercises his honest judgment ho be•
comes a "traitor," "dictator," and a
"coppet head." Our own judgment is
that both are wrong in not co opera
ting with their• party, and that it is
most unfortunate that the majority in
Congress cannot hit upon something
that will go through.
The following is the amendment de
feated in the Senate on Friday last :
Article. Representatives shall be ap
portioned among the several States
which may be included within this
Union, according to their respective
number, counting the whole number
of persons in each State, excluding In
dians nut taxed. Provided, that when
ever the elective franchise shall be de•
nied or abridged in any State on ac
count of race or color, all persons
therein of such race or color shall be
excluded from the basis of such repre
VED..."Oceasional," in a recent letter
to the Phila. Press, gives .n 1111144 tn
the following facts :
"Bear in mind that President John
son has not yet appointed a single
avowed Copperhead to °Mee in Penn
sylvania. Even within a few days he
conferred a Presidential appointment
upon one of the friends of Hon. Thad
deus Stevens in Lancaster county."
How cheap they must feel who have
been denouncing Johnson as a "Cop.
perhead," when they read the above.
No action of his, as yet, has giVen any
proof that he is in sympathy with trai
tors north or south; and we think the
recent denunciations heaped upon the
President by professedly Union sheets
was a great piece of imprudence. . The
same papers now see it in that light
and are sorry for their hasty uttcran•
Printil, oil tho most fond@ terms,
AT THE "GLOBE" OFFICE,
ANY DAY IN THE WEEK, ON SHORT
ORDERS BY 1 411,
FOR BILLS, NOTES AND STAMPS,
TIM IS PROIIPT ATTENTION
All person+ knowing themselves indebted to or baying
claim, against It. C. 31cGIU or W. IIc,NALLY, of Alex
andria Vonndry, will call at Peter Swoape's office, TI no t
ingdon. The hooks being in his bands for settlement,.
persons giving immediate attention to the above will save
costs. I will ho hero until April lot; after that date all
communications shah be addressed St. Marys, Elk county.
11. C. Meg ILL.
Ilun tingtlon, March 14,1866-8 t
TAKIi.: NOTICE that a letting will be
held at 'Squire Christy's office in Alexandria, on Fab
urdaY, the 21411 day of ill Alloll, A. D. 1860, at 1 o'clock.
iu the afternoon, to lot out on contract a piece of 11015 r. act
to bo made through Jackson's Narrow", about throe
quarters of a mills below Barren Forge, for which scaled
proposals will ho received by the Supervisors of Porter
township front this limo until the time alcove specified.—
Said proposals to be directed to the taro of Wm, Christy
at Alexandria. Specifications thereof may be seen at the
Post Office in Alexandria and also at the office at Barra
Forge, and the ground on which said road id located Will
Lo shown to any person who may apply for information
to George Wallmater, a Supervisor in BIM township.
By order of the Supervisors of Porter township.
March 14, 1.565-2 t ,
A SCHOOL FOL . . YOUNG LADIES and GENTLEMEN
Thu next s^ssion of this Institution will open en TUFI3.
DAY, the 10th of APRIL, and continuo a term of eleven
weeks. The low terms on which students wilt be accom
modated, together with the healthy locution of the insti
tution, the ibw inducements to v and extravagance,
amino strict moral character of th e surrounding
tion—all conspire to give it a decided advantage over
similar Institutions and stake it a desirable ',taco for tho
training of youth.
Boarding, Tuition and Boons.ltant, per session of
eleven weeks $15,00
Latin, Break, Music, Ac., extra.
For further particulars, addroar,
W. A. IIIiNTBR. Principal,
ushl4-4t. F.tiado Gap, Huntingdon co., Pa.
MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY,
RAINSBURG, BEDFORD COUNTY, PA
J. TV " ). Principals and Proprietors
J. A. STEWART,
The Spring Quarter of this Institution will open
TUESDAY, APRIL 10t11, 1860.
This Institution le very pleasantly situated in Friend's
Cove, 8 miles from Bedford, the terminus of the Hunting
don and Bedford Railroad, and 24 mile, front Cumberland
a station on the North Central Railroad. Itainsbnrg is a
small, quiet, and exceedingly healthy town, in the midst
of beautiful scenery, and sufficiently removed front the
influence of largo towns and cities to rot:flora a most de
sirable location fot• a Literary Institution. Its inhabi
tants urn moral and religious ; and there aro few tempta
tions to vice, idleness or dissipa Hoc ; situated In a tick
agricultural section, this Inetitution for Young Ladies
and Centlemen, is decidedly the cheapest in the country.
It is organized on the most approved plan alit° best In•
stitutions of the land; 'its main object is, to impart sound
learning. All branches, Scientifical, Classical, and Orna
mental, taught. The mental acid moral culture aro care
fully attended to. and (without sectarian prejudices) a due
respect for religion is inculcated both by precept and ex
ampht. '•ln things necessary, unity; in things doubtful,
liberty; and in all things, charity."
For circular and information, address
1117011E3 k STEWART,
mcbl4-4t Itaineburg, Bedford co, Pa. •
lona-arxt. M'isga-• Ozzie).
A LL that farm or tract of land situ•
L 1 ate in WALKER township, about two miles from tho
borough of Huntingdon, will he exposed to public solo at
the Court House in wild borough,
On Thursday the 12th day of April next
This farm contains two hundred and thirty s , von acres
and one hundred and thirty perches, and has
thereon a large and comfortable Dwelling house,
a largo bank Barn and other outbuildings. There ,
Is also a well or excellent unto et the door, nod
other water on (tie premises snilieient for watering vatLie r .
Also, a young orchard of fruit trees just. commencing to
bear, besides older trees producing sufficient trait for the
use of a family.
Tiloce desiring to plitebaSe will please call upon Mr.
John tired, Who resides nn mho farm, and to acting as my
neut. in this matter. Ile will giro to those wino cony e:di
upon him every necessary iL;formation
COlt,N 1; regLalArding
Lluuttoggron, 3rch 14-3 t
Household and Kitchen Furniture
The undo signed will offer at puillig stito 14 1141 reEiclence
in die borough Cl Nu »tingtion,
On Thursday, the 22d March, IS6O,
The following 'Household and Kitchen Furniture to wit'
„.,, 1 Sofa, 3 sofa Chairs, 1 parlor Rocker,
1 clothes safe,l sink, 1 cane bottom
Rocker, 1 set of cone-bottom chairs,
1 dining table, 2 cottage Bedstcads. 1
Cooking store, 2 gas burning coal stoves and two
wood sloven, ovnai,illg stands. Also—l saddle and `17,.'
bridle, I not of buggy harness, I leather fly not,
together With n lot of Kitchen Furniture, awl nu- .`
morons 'other articles too tedious to mention.
Sale to commence at ltl o'cluelc, a. at.. on said day.
ThIRMS.—Any bill tinder $lO malt in hand ou
over that amount a credit of FIX 111.018, with acciwity,
will be given. milli S.
LL KIDS OF o C C
Il_ltheArStlitllll,ll , tail.
( :1 7 N.NINI.;11:1M (JARMON's. •
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
IV. E. Corner Second and Walnut sts.,
Jot iwrorelpt of a fino selected stook of cheap apd•facicy
Fishing Tackle, of all descriptions:
suitable for the rivers and breelto of thin State, to which
we Invite tho !Mention of all storekeepers.. ratl4
11010110 C M, }MBAS, by
n, precept to me directed, dated at • Huntingdon, the
tntli of January. A. D. 18613, under the hands and seal
of the lion. Omega Taylor, President of the. Court of
Common Pleas. Oyer and Terminer, and general jail deliv
ery of the 2.lth District of Pennsylvanie, compo
sed of Huntingdon. Blair andCanibrin countlee; and the
Hons. Benj. F. P+ltfon and Anthony J. Beaver, his associ
ates, Judges of tire county of Huntingdon, Justices as
signed, appointed to lay, try and determine all and every:
it made or to en for or concerning.all crimes,
which by the laws of the Stale are made capital, orfelon--
lee of death, and other offences, crimes and misdemeanors,
which have been or shall hereafter be Committed or perpe
trated, for crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make
public proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick, that
a Court of Oyer and Terminer ' of Common Pleas anti
Quarter Sessions, will be hold at the Court House in the
ttorough of Huntingdon, on the second Monday (end
day) of APRIL, next, and those who will prOsecuto the
said it:lean:We, be then and there to prosecute thorn as It
thrill be just, and that all Justices of the Peace, Coroner
and Constables within fyld county, be then and there in
their proper parsons, at 10 o'Cloelt, LI. tn. of Haiti day, wits
their records, inquisitions, examiMitions and reruembnner
cm. to do those things which to their utnces respectively
Dated at Huntingdon, tho 19th day March In the yoar of
oar Lord one thousand eight haudred and sixty-Six,
and the 00th year of American Independenre. -
JAS. 1?. BATHURST,'Sterifft
"DR OCT, AMATION.—WHEREAS, by
a precept to mu directed by the Judges of the Coln— .
mon Pleas of ' the county of Huntingdon, bearing test-the
20th of January, a. n. 1866, I ass commanded, to make
public Proclamation throughout mfwbolo bailiwick, that
a Court of Common Pleas will be held at the COurt Mine'
in tho horoegh of Huntingdon, on the 3rd 'Monday (end
16th dny) of APRIL, A. D., 1860, for the trial °frill is
auitors, in tiro trials of all issues are required.
Dated at llnutitigdon;tho 11th of March, In the year of
our Lord ono thousand eight hundred and sixty-six,
and tho flOtli year of American Independence.
JAS.' P. BATHURST, Sherijr..
Sheriff's Office, Huntingdon, 'Meth 14, '6O.
0110.1il is hereby given to all persona
iutvri,s:ed that the following Inventories of the'
goons and chattels set to WhIOWEI, under the provisions of
the Act of 14th of April, A. D. tell, have been filed in the
Aloe of the Cleric of the Orphans' Court of Huntiogdon
county and trill be presented for "approval by the Court",
ou Monday, the nth of APRIL, A. D. MO.
1. The Inventory and appralsoment of the goods and
chattels which were of Simon Gratz, late of Cromwell tp. r
deceased, set apart to his widow Isabella Gratz.
2. The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and ,
chattels which were of John Irvin, Into of Jackson Vali.,
deceased, set apart to his widow Elizabeth Irvin, under
the act of Aasombly" of 1851.
3. The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and
chattels set apart to the widow of Daniel Ilontague, late
of Cromwell twp., deceased.
4. Tho inventory and appralsemoont of the goods and
chattels set apart to the widow of Jacob Pink, late of Pea
6. The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and
chattels, eet apart to the widow of Jacob Snyder . , late of
Porter two, deceased.
6. The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and
chattels taken by the widow of John Donaldson, Into of
Unon twp., aecezvsal.
7. The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and
chattels set apart to the widow of Patrick Moore, into of
Warrrorsmark tp., deceased.
6. Inventory and appraisement of the goods and chat-
Ms, sot apart to the widow of John Kesselring, into of
Clay twp. deceased.
9.The Inventory and appraisement of the goods and chat
tels set apart to the widow of Jacob Crotsley, late of Cass
10 Inventory and appraisement of the goods and chat
tels, sot apart to the widow of George Russell, late orli.ope
well township, deceased.
11 Inventory and appraisement of the goods and Chat
leis set apart to the Widow of George Troastor, Into of
dachsou township, deceased.
DANIEL W. •WOMELSDORF,
Nuttco fe hereby given, to nil persons interested.
that the following named persons levee Settled their au:
counts in the Register's °nice, nt Ituntlngdon, and that
the said accounts Will be presented for confirmation and
allowance.nt nn Orphans' Court, to he held nt Huntingdon,
in and for the county of Huntingdon, on Monday the 9th
day of Al'ltlt. next, (18613,) to wit:
1. Administration account of Samuel Rotor, Adminis.
tratnr of Jacob Rorer ' dee'd., as filed by Abraham . Rorer
and Bowman, a dministrators of Otuni. Rorer, deed.'
2. Guardianddp ac c ount of John P. Hoover, guardian of
Martin 11. Brumbaugh, (nail - decensed,) who was a minor
child of Daniel P. Brumbaugh, Into of llopowell tp., decd.
3. Administration account of Geo. Hawn. Administrator
of Michael Ilmett, late of Brady township, deceased.
4. Account cf Thomas Maher, Administrator of l'a,trlclc
Dobbs, Into of Carbon township, deconsca.
6. Account of Henry Wilson, Administrator of Robert
Wilson, late of Oneida township, deceased,
6. Administration account of Archibald D. Stitt. admin
istrator of Isabella. It. Stitt, lido of Madill township, deed.
7. Administration account of Benjamin E. Stitt. Admin
istrator do bonis non,
cum testamonto artriexo, of Hug
blcbtollin, late of Teli township, deed., on Sled by Jame*
,E: Harper, ailininiotrator of Benjamin Stitt. deceased. •
8. Partial administration account of DiVal Ashton, ad
ministrator of Thal Ashton, /ate.of Spring/10d tp., dec'd.
9. Account of John Barr, guardian. of,James T.Black
one of the BUII3Ot William D. Black, late ofJackson (own•
ship, deceased, srlooluts motv,a7mined thane of twenty
.1.0. Administration account of Abraham Weight mod
Casper We ght, administrators of Peter Sigafoos, late of
Franklin towniliip. dee'd.
11. The partial and ana, the supplemental and final an
count of John Householder, administrator of Isaac. and:
Christiana Clymer hoe of Pauli tonziship,dec i d.
12. Administration account of Sam. '2. Brown, Esg.,and
Goldfus Miller, evocators of the last will of Owen Boat°,
Into of rho borough.of Huntingdon, deceased;
13. Final account of Peter Speck and William Speck; ado:.
miololeutors of Martin. Speck, late ' ,FA:night tp s tlecs).-
11 Tim Administration . account of James McCall and;
Anthony Forshey,mtecutors of the lost will of,itoberjA:
15. The partial administration account of Sarni. IPT.ltty
administrator of Dr. B. D. F. Baird, late of,Cley township,
16. Tito account of Henry Harris, AdMinistrator of far
lan Q. Harris, late of Morris township, deceased.
17. Account of N. C. 31orrison, Executor of .
Morrison, late of Shirley township, deceased. •
18. Final account -of Jessie Henry. AdininistratOr of
John Mary, deceased.
19. Final account of 1210, Harper, Executor of Eljato
Price late of Cromwell township, deceased. '
20. Them:count of Henry L. (Selo, guardian of NancyA.
Smith, minor daughter of James B. Smith deceased, tho'..
said Nancy A. having attained her majority.
21. The account of Ilenfy 1,. Close, guardian of 'Mary J.
Smith. minor daughter of James B. P.noith deceased, the'
said Mary J. tieing now dead.
22. Administration account of Robert Cummins. Admin.
iotrator of Mary Cummins, lam ofJackson tap., deed. ,
23. Thin account of George.C. Bucher, 'Trustee appoint
ed to sell tho Real estate of Rosanna McHlifoughlln; dec'd.
24. Administration account of James Coon, Adminiejra
tor willt rho will annexed of John Spitzer, late of Daldin
25. Aceount of Elizabeth [highs and Simon D. Starr,.
Executors of Joseph Regis, Late of Tell township, deed. '
20. Account of Christiana Crotoley, Administratrix of
Win. Crcitsley, late of Cass township, deceased.
27. The , Administration account of James Wilson and
Joseph 4Sechler, administrators of • rho okras of Abra
ham Lour late of Shirley township, deceased.
29 . Tho cconot of .john Ifottoeholder, administrator Of
Thomas Gorsuch, Into of Penn township, deceased.
20. Administration Recount of Felix Toole, administrator'
of Patrick Nash, late of Carbon township, deceased.
30. Account of Win. N. Spam, administrator of John ,
Spoor, dere:tied, who was guardian of Anna Shultz and
Lewis Shultz minor children of John 'Shultz, deceased:
DANIEL W. WOMBLSDORP,
Register's Office,l_ Itoglster-
Hunt., Melt. 13, 1866. f
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I.I.UNTINODON COUNTY, SS. .
The Commonwealth of Pennsylva
[sEnta to Elizabeth Edwards, late of
Huntingdon Co., GREETING:
WHEREAS, JAMieS ED WARDS did on the 213th ()do
her, IS&,. pi afar his petition to the Judges of the Court of
Common Pleas of said County of Huntingdon praying
that for the manses therein set forth ho might be divorced
from tho bonds of matrimony mitered into with you the
and Elizabeth Edwarde,
We do therefore command yon, the said ELJZ&DEVI
EDWARDS, as often before eve commanded you, that set•
dug aside all other business and excuses whatever, you
be and appear in yew proper person before our Judges at
lima tingdon, nt our County Court of Common Pleas there
to be hold for the said county on the second noonday of
April oust, to answer the petition or libel of the said Jas.
Edwards, your husband, should not be divorced from the
bonds of matriniony entered into with you. agreeably to
the nets of the generdl assembly of this Commonwealth in
such case made cud proildlid, and hereof fail not.
Witness the Honorable George Taylor, Iraq., President
of our said Court of Huntingdon, this 21th day of January
A. D. Dil:ls. W. C. WAGON alt,
NEW FAMILY GROCERY STORE.
LO TV call the Limon . OWt'outitaltelitatisTofetfnutlilig
dun and vicinity to the Pot that he has Just opened a FA
MILY GROCERY SCORE:A the old stood of Christopher
Long. where he will hoop constantly on hanitafulland
Well assorted stock of
FRESII FAMILY GROCERIES,
such Its Lovering's Syrup. N. Orleans and Porto Moo :o
-h..., ii, g ftrxi, Coffees, Tens, Spices, Salt, Hams, 'Sides,
Shonh ' iors, Dried teef, Vicar, Fish, Cheese, Rico, Pinkies,
and Provisions of all kinds. .
CEDAR AND WILLOW-WARE, '
comprising, in part, Baskets, Buckets, Tube, Washboards
Cern Brom", Brushea, !tugs, Mats, Floor Oil Cloths, Bags
CANDIES and NUTS of all kinds, 'aholosale and retail.
TOYS, TOBACCO, SEOARS,CuaI . 04,C0al Oil Lamps, . 10
lle,rc,,pectfully invites a sail and examination of hie
stark, eatilfied that his goods and prices comp*
favorabiy with thew of nay other iu the plaie.
Huntingdon, Match 7, 1861
TF YOU . L` tho BEST sygur,