The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, July 11, 1866, Image 2

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    Clje 61.tilye.
W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
Wednesday morning t _July 11, 1866.
Maj. Gen. John WI Geary,
"I am as good a Democrat now as
Mr I was.---W. Lewis.
"Of you aro, no person doubts
it. And when you pretended to wear
the cloak of Unionism: you did it only
for.the purpose of aiding your party."
—Journal & American.
Of emus° we . did. Unionism was
the battle-cry of all Dembcrats true to
their principles. Our party was the '
party composed of the good and.true
Men of all parties-the pion party—
tho party that stood by the Govern
malt re-nominated and re-elected
President Lincoln and Governor Cur+
tin—and nominated and elected Andy
Johnson. It was a glorious and har
monious party until Radicalism and
negroism wanted to baptise in the
black sea of fanaticism every indepen
dent man who dared to desert old par
ty associations. Without the aid of
the Union Demodratic voters neithbr
Abraham Lincoln, Andy Johnson nor
Andy Curtin, and many
. others,
could have been elected or re-elected,
and if Radicalism succeeds in disor
ganizing the Uuiou Party, the "Dem
ocratic" organization of the present
.day must triumph with its candidates
at the nest election, not only in this
State, but also in most every State in
the Union. Ifthe Journal & American
would be wise, and honestly opposed
to the success "of the "Demoeratic or
. ganization," it should use its influence
to preserve harmony in the Union par
. ty instead of hatehingand encouraging
We are a Democrat—a Union Dem
ocrat—and a member of : the Union
party. It is not necessary for us to be
anything algal() be a, good Union man.
If others of the.Uniou Party choose to
be known as Union Republicans, we
have no fault to find; so long as they
show by their works that they are
true friends of the Union Party or
"The resolutions (of •the Soldiers'
League) in regard to the Globe were
not as complimentary as they might
have been, but as the editor of that
paper has heretofore been very aux-4
ions to have the whole proceedings of
the League we hope he will now find
it convenient to publish them in full."
—Journal & American.
• Slightly disappointed, Robert. The
proceedings..were.,p_4lislla es to
the VtiToc,-nut tipy
- papbr. Yon thought
'ivowould net publish the resolutions,
- written by ourself, adVising the read
ing us out of the Union Party. What
impudence, and what asses a few sol
diers bare made of themselves to grat
ify such men asßobert McDivitt. The
soldiery of, the county would justly
feel insulted if we should, hold them
responsible for the silly conduct of the
few men who are made the tools of
mischievous and unprincipled politi
cians. We have no objections to being
"read out," but we have objeotions
to being "read in" by such material—
and until wo are "in" it is a hard mat
ter to "read out." We hope Robert
feels good over the success of his reso
We laid a copy of the proceedings of
the League meeting before the State
Committee, but we have not learned
what action. was had on Robert's reso
President Johnson, we are informed,
after lie heard that the Soldiers' League
had refused him membership, declared
that it was the first heavy show of a
heavy opposition to his policy, and he
was almost tempted to change it to suit
the taste of the men who pull the
wires of the League.
"Tho Huntingdon Globe has always
been a Democratic paper."—Harris
burg Daily Telegraph,.
"This is simply not so;
it is not
known as such, and would be repudia
ted by the Democracy if such preten
sions were advanced."—Harrisburg
Patriot d:
.A certain kind of Doctors zcfll differ,
and they differ because they have no
correct rule by which to regulate their
practice. So with a certain kind of
politicians—men who go with an or
ganization right or wrong—they cannot
see anything honest in a man who will
not agree to sacrifice Democratic and
loyal principles to gain place and pow
er. If the old school Democratic or
ganization had remained true to Dem
ocratic principles it would be in power
to-day, and if the Union party organ
ization follow the dictation of such pa
pers as the Telegraph it will soon bo
in the minority, where the Democratic
organization now is. We neither be
long to the Telegraph's faction nor to
the Patriot 41'? Union's party. Wo aro
a party's man only when we believe it
to be right, or more right than any
other. We are no man's man unless
we believe him right, or more right
than those denouncing him. We are
independent—not under the control of
any man, faction or party. We shall
continue to pursue a course we believe
best 6alculated to promote the best in
terests and happiness of the people.—
The editors of the Telegraph and Pat
riot & Union are right in not claiming
us as belonging to them. We pick our
Tut: lluntii,gdon Globe, during all
the rebellion a - firm and useful Union
paper is retracing its steps into the
Democratic or Copperhead party. In
stopping at the Andrew Johnson half
way house, the Globe seems - Lo have
lost its manners with its honesty.=
John W. Forney.
The first two lines endorses. us as
alt right on , the vital issue.—Then
comes an opinion which is only an
opinion of one of the most desperate
politicians in the United States. For
ney has always been in earnest in
whatever course he has pursued. fie
is no half-way'man. He has used the
Union party for four or five years, and
now that he sees ho cannot useit any
longer, ho has determined to crush it
by forcing upon it false issues. We
have admired Col. Forney's boldness
in denunciation of "Copperheadism,"
but we cannot admire his denunciation
of the
. principles of the Union Party..
We contend that we stand fair and
square upon the Union platform as
erected by the Convention that put in
nomination Abraham Lincoln and An
drew Johnson—e platform upon which
all Union men could stand, and did
stand, and intend to stand, until it shall
be destroyed by fanaticism. In what
Way we have lost our manners with
our honesty we are at a loss to know.
Perhaps the great leader thinks coun
try editors should have no opinions of
their own,—but if they have, they
should not express them if they should
bo the opposite of his teachings. Wo
have great respect for Col. Forney's
ability, but wo must be permitted to
decline a seat on the new platform ho
has erected upon which ho is trying to
force the Union party. Colonel, we
can't take a ride in your new wagon.
WE could not attend the meeting of
the Union State Committee in Phila
delphia on the afternoon of the
Perhaps it was not important wo
should be there as Robert McDivitt
was in the city and presented in per
sou to the Chairman of the Committee
the resolutions of the Soldiers' League
reading us out. Robert no doubt
wants the position himself, but as we
have not yet received a notice of re
moval, we begin to think his resolu
tions were treated with snout con
tempt and himself ordered home to
report to his "squad" of disorganizers
that their labor has been lost—that
they cannot have influence with ra
tional men—men who love the Union
party and its principles. A special
meeting of the "squad" should im„eall
ed that Robert may have an opportu
mity to report progress.
every city in the Union celebrated the
Fourth with a grannisplay, yet there
was nothing so grand and imposing as
phia.. The crowd in attendance was
immense, and though accommodations
enough to seat &vo or six thousand
had been prepared, yet a majority of
the crowd bad to stand. At th" pres
entation the Soldiers' Orphans were
not the least conspicuous, and their
presence excited many patriotic emo
tions, as it was remembered that they
were the sons of patriots slain. Major
General Mends made the presentation
address which was responded to by
! Gov. Curtin:
ra„ - win. our friend Forney please
inform us upon what rule of honest
practice he has acted in maintaining
in his employ in the Washington Chro
nicle a large number of rebels as well
as rebel sympathizers throughout the
trying ordeal through which our coun
try has passed. That his office at the
national capital has been an asylum
for that class of persons is a fact pat
ent to every printer almost who has
visited Washington. Lot men who
preach loyalty and seek to control and
direct the opinions as well as the ac
tions of others, practice what they
THE radicals headed by Forney,take
theposition that none beside themselves
are entitled to be considered Unionists.
They go.even so far as to denounce all
who will not bend the knee to univor•
sal nogro suffrage as "Copperheads"
in principle and action. And yet they
expect men thus denounced to help to
keep them in power. Why even Rob
ert the Sctibe had the impudence to
expect "Copperheads" to keep him
"on the county" for a few years more.
tat_ Radicals persist in saying that
President Johnson is in favor of allow
ing rebels a seat in Congress. This is
owing to a remark made by bins that
none but unmistakably loyal men should
be permitted to servo as members from
the Southern States. If Radicals are
determined to interpret "unmistakably
loyal" into "rebel," then we would ask
them who were the loyal men, and
what are they themselves,. who, wo
take it, were the professionally loyal
mon of the North during the rebellion?
"What did the soldiers of the Union
army fight for ? It is 'easily answered."
Harrisburg Telegraph.
Forney, speaking for the Radicals,
says "The war against slavery has not
been fought in vain."
Andy Johnson men say the war was
not against slavery but against traitors,
and for the preservation of the Union.
TILE secret is out why Forney is op
posed to the President now. The Pres
ident had no confidence in his political
honesty, and gavo him tho cold shoul
der. See Forney's letter to the Presi
TIIE UNION PARTY.—When the war
broke out wo deserted the old .Demo
cratie organization and aided in the or
ganization of the Union Party. When
the Union Party organization; which
stood by thogOvernment du ringthe war
and gave aid and comfort to our bravo
"boys in blue" becomes diNorganized,
we will feel it our privilege to ,go
whore: we please to rally around the
faithful and honest Union principles.
We cannot be influenced to favor un
principled politicians and disorgani-
ge•The radicals cannot find enough
to say against President Johnson. We
had thought since he keeps quiet they
would lot him alone. He is now
charged with plotting the escape of
Jeff. Davis. This is lira-Until:lg great
ly on the supposed ignorance of their
constituents. Every schoolboy knows
that the President has power to allow
every prisoner to go free without plot
ting his escape. Such lies have their
effect, however, some being ready to
Who've them.
`Unn unscrupulous denunoiation of.
President Johnson and his friends, by
the radical press, is making Johnson
more friends all over the country than
any efforts making by himself or
friends to sustain their position. We
know that Forney's Press and tho
Journal& American have made friends
for Johnson in every township in this
county, and they are not a few, but
numerous and influential.
U. S. SENATOII.-IVho shall be elect
ed U. S. Senator by the next Legisla
ture, is a question of groat importance
to every voter. The soldiers all ap
pear to be for Andy Curtin, and a ve
ry large majority of the people of the
Union party are the same way inclin
ed. The friend of the soldier, the wi
doilr and the orphan; has the inside
Coa. FORNEY, in his recent Lebanon
speech defining his platform as a can
didate for U. S. Senator, declared him
self unqualifiedly for universal suffrage,
withont regard to color —Chambers/ay/
Just so. Then it is the duty of every
man opposed to "universal suffrage
without regard to color," to defeat any
man for the Legislature who, may be
for Mr, Forney, for U. S. Senator.
PRESTO CHANGE. - Forney in his
Press of Tuesday last says that what
the "traitor and Copperhead newspa
pers" have heretofore said, slandering
the character of President Johnson,
was true, and what ho said defending
President Johnson, ?bits false. Is it
not just 'as likely that what Forney
says now against the President is also
e an ti-Joh n serungn_ivilt_
inncarautni'MTSFUO flora t why traitors
have not been prosecuted, and if•it will
ask Radical Judges of the United
States Courts why traitors have not
been tried, they will gain some infor
mation. It is net the duty of the Pres
ident to prosecute nor to convict . any
THE editor of the Harrisburg Tele
graph supported the President's poli
cy until ho MB removed from the Poet
Office to make room for a brave soldier.
The President know the political hon
esty of the editor of the Telegraph
about as well as ho did Forney's.
Neiber of them could deceive Andy
-.C,-&"It is thought that Congress will
adjourn finally some time this month.
Hot weather will put an end to their
deliberations, but ifwe know ourselves,
the members hhve had a hot time of it
for the last six months. They will
hate to adjourn very much, for fear
"tyrant" Johnson will take advantage
of them; but we can assure the people
that we will then have peace.
The election campaign commen
ces to open in earnest. Party nomina
tions are being made, and politicians
are dancing , to a lively quickstep. The
jig will be taken up with spirit•and we
may expect a lively time generally
within the next three months.
[Special Dispatch to Pittsburgh Commurciald
Forney's Letter to the President.
Wnsaitioros, July 1, 1866.
Recently it was asserted in the
Washington correspondence of the Cin
cinnati Commercial, that John W. Ver
ney had, within six months, written a
begging letter to the Presient, indor
sing his policy, etc. Forney promptly
denied this. The matter has excited
some interest hero, and the President
has finally consented to the publication
of the following, which will appear in
to-morrow's Republican. At the re
quest of the President, the name of the
gentleman alluded to in the letter is
suppressed. It is not a bad guess,
however, to say that it is Henry S.
Stabbing, formerly member of Now
York. This is only the first of a series
which a strong pressure is being
brought to bear on the President to
permit to be published
Naw YORK, January 1866.—MY
DEMI Ma. PRESIDENT t I have been in
this city for two days, and now write
under an impulse whiCh I cannot re
t3train, because I feel it to be for your
own good and that of the country. I
take it for granted you aro resolved
not to bo unmindful of your own fame
and that you will not allow your friends
who heartily sustain your policy to
feel that they aro without your aid
and encouragement. Whether you aro
a eandidate,for President or not, and
if you are not, I shall be greatly sur
prised, with the wonderful favor that
bits crowned your restoration policy.
You should not allow the great office
to go to indifferent men, or these clear
ly in the inter t st of your foes. I need
not repeat to you that J. am now as
ever, for twenty years, shown in my
writing, and since your great act of`
patriottsin in 1861), especially your
open and avowed friend. Where lam
to-day my two newspapers both daily
show to the world. Bence, in what I
now say, I speak no idle words, but
menu all I say. The Collector's office
at Now York city is a 'post that you
should dispose of outsid&of all politici
ans ; not that I mean to defy them,
but to select—your own man, who
should be free only to help you and
servo the GloV'ernment—one they could
neither attack nor use. Such a man is
* * *of this city. He . was elected
to Congress on * * *as a Democrat,
but,like you,refused to follow the party
into treason. He served a short time
with great distinction, and resigned on
account of ill health. Ho was a mem
ber of the Committee of Ways and
Means, and Won great applause. He
is a very able man, educated to finance
intensely, national, honest and inde
pendent, and could furnish millions of
security. He has an organizing mind,
would make you a party or fight your
battles single handed. Ho is .an An
drew Johnson Democrat, in short I
write in the knowledge that ho would
accept, and that his appointMent would
be received With joy by the whole
Yours truly ;
pignodd J. W. FOILNEY
To the President, &e., &e.
The "National Union Party,"
A Convention of National Union
men, friends of President Johnson,was
held in Philadelphia on the 3d inst.
About seventy-five delegates from dif
ferent parts of the State were present.
A State Central Committee was ap
pointed, and the following resolutions
reported by a committee appointed
for, the purpose, were unanimously ad
opted :
Whereas it is expedient and proper
at this time that the friends of the
national administration and supporters
of the policy it hits adopted in relation
to the restoration of the States to full
and equal membership in the national
Union, should declare their views and
organize 'themselves for -mutual advice,
support, and action ; therefore
Resolved, That this convention reaf
firm the-doctrines and principles enun
ciated by the Baltimore convention,
and that wo believe, as there declared,
that the 'lvar was prosecuted for the
purpose of preventing the dis Solution of
.the Union. .
Resolved, That inasmuch as the war
prosecuted by the government was suc
cessful, the States recently in rebellion
are still in the Union, and are, there
fore, under the Constitution entitled
to representation in the Senate and
House of
,Representatives, and that
there can be no compromise or settle
ment of the questions now agitating
the country until such representation
is accorded, provided always that none
other than loyal men aro entitled to
seats in either house.
Resolved, That the political and so
welfare of the national republic is
based upon and bound up with the
prosperity of our home labor _and_
-wen epon- - tne - p - rotottiOnifthe Indus
trial interests of the country—agricul
tural, mining, Manufacturing, and com
mercial—against the antagonistic and
unequal competition' of foreign coun
tries, as one of the most important du-
tics of the national legislature.
Resolved, That the country owes a
debt of gratitude to the soldiers and.
sailors who composed the army and
navy of the United States in the re
cent war for the suppression of the re
bellion against, the government, and
that their widows and children are
the wards of the people; and as such
should over he provided for by the
Resolved, That this convention pro
ceed to the organization recommended
by the appointment of a central exe
cutive committee, to consist of thir
teen members, which committee shall
have authority meetings, select
speakers,and generally to do 171 l things
essential to the success of the adminis
tration of Ilresipnt Johnsen.
Resolved, - That auxiliary committees
shall be appointod by the clubs here
after named, in 'each congressional dis
trict, to whom shall committed the
supervision and care of the congress
ional, legislative,and other elections to
be held therein.
Resolved, That "National Union
Clubs" shall ho formed in each scool
district of the State, or otherwise, as
the congressional committee shall re ,
commend ; that all persons who will
pledge fidelity to the Constitution and
the Union and faithful support to the
restoration policy of President John
son, shall ho admitted as members of
said clubs.
Resolved, That the said clubs are ful
ly authorized to select delegates to all
conventions for the nomination of can.
dictates who are presented for the sup
port of the party.
Resolved, That we heartily approve
of holding a "National Union Conven
tion" of the friends Of Andrew Johnson
on the 14th day of August next, at
Philadelphia, and in order that Penn
sylvania may be fully represented
therein, we do hereby nominate and
appoint four citizens as delegates at
large, and four other citizens as alter,
Whereas this convention not being
called to recommend any action in re
lation ie State officers, therefore
Resolved, That the clubs are rcques.
Led to elect and send delegates equal
in number to • their respective repre,.
sentation in the General Assembly, to
moot in Philadelphia on the 14th day
of August next, then and there to take
such action as may ho best calculated
to carry into effect the determination
of the friends of President Johnson, to
use their votes and influence in such
manner as may secure the immediate
restoration of,all the States to their
constitutional resolutions to the 0-en
oral government. e
W. F. Johnston, Allegheny. )
J. B. Flanigon, Philadelphia.
B. L. Martin, Delaware.
B. Rush Bradford, Beaver.
Strouso, Juniata.
Thos. C. McDowell, Dauphin. 5
0. P. Cornman, Philadelphia. }-
D. K. Davidson, Fayette.
Capt. J. G. Cumings, Delaware. ( st
Major S. B. Darlington, Chester,
J. W. Cowell, Bucks.
Col. Swann, Erie.
3. B. A dimsom Afercer__
ID olivero d Oth of July, '66, at Philadelphia
A largo multitude had assembled in
Independence Square, to witness the
ceremonies attendant to the presenta
tion of battle flags to the Commonwealth
Gen. Meade had the honor of making
the presentation speech, which Was re
sponded to by. Gov. Curtin, as follows :
General, and Soldiers of Pennsylva
nia : Soon after the commencement of
the late - Rebellion, the Cincinnati So
ciety of Pennsylvania presented to tho
Governor of the State a sum of money
which they asked to be used in the
equipment of volunteers. The sum
was too small to be of material service
in that respect, and the subject having
been presented to the Legislature, an
act was paSsed directing the Governor '
to use the money, and whatever addi
tional sums were neeeessary, to pro
cure flags to be curried by Ponnsylva
nipl regiments during the war, and I
' with a wise provision, that the flags I
should be returned to the State at the
close of their service, with proper in-
scriptions, to be made archives of the
Government. The ceremony of the
return of these flags was delayed until
all the regiments id service from Penn
had been mustered out, and
today, surrounded by your fellow citi
zens and in the presence of high ofli
cialS of the National Government, of
Governors and officials of sister States,
of distinguished soldiers of other
States, and of the army and navy of
the United States, and the representa
tives of the Government of this Com
monwealth, more than two hundred of
these emblems of our country's nation
ality—all of which have waved amid
the rupture of strife-all of which have
been carried by Pounsyvanians—are
returned untarnished. In their azure
fields the arms of Pennsylvania' have
been emblazoned, and her motto, "Vir
tue, Liberty aud Independence," has
been written in letters of fire, with
pens of steel, by the gallant men, be
fore us, and their comrades, living and
dead, upon every battle field of the
war. ,The record is glorious, in mem
ories of the past and in hopes of the
If I consulted my own feelingS,
would receive those flags in silence,for
this occasion is its own most eloquent
orator. My wordS cannot add to its sub
limity. Human lips cannot express
such lessons of patriotism, of sacrifice
and heroism as these Sacred relices
sublimly attest. The man is to be
pitied, who claims to be a citizen of
our America, especially of Pennsyl
vania, who has witnessed
. these cere
monies without profound emotion alike
of sorrow and exultation—sorrow for
the dead who died for liberty,:exulta
tion in recalling the blessin , s of Ged,
the laws vindicated and enforced by
the suppression and punishment of
treason, until the last armed Rebel
was bez:ten clown, and the redeemed
Republic emerged from the smoke :of
It might he hotter to accept the mo
mentous lessons taught by these re
turned standards without a word. In
what adequate language can we ad
dress you, 'soldiers of the Republic,
who live to take {art in this cererilo
it7o-I)o—WOrdS to convey
the holy sentiment of veneration and
reverence for the heroic dead that
wells up from every . heart in your
To the men who carried the steel,
the musket and the sabre—to the pri
vate soldier, to the unknown dead, the
demigods' of the war, wo this day seek
in vain to express all our gratitude. If
there be men more distinguished than
others, more entitled to our highest
veneration, it is the private soldier of
the Republic. If we follow him through
all the sufferings and privations of the
service, his long weary marches, his
perils on the out post, his wounds and
sickness, oven in the article of death,
we trace him back Lothat sentiment of
devotion to his country that led' him
to separate from home and its ties, and
to offer ever. his life - 4 sacrifice to the
Government his fathers, gave him and
his children.
As the official representative of the
ComMonwealth, I cannot take back
the remnants of the colors she com
mitted to your keeping, without at
tempting to gather into my arms the
full measure of her overflowing grati
tude and lay it at your feet. I there
tore present you with the thanks of
your cherished mother, this ancient
and goodly Commonwealth of Penn;
sylvania, for the great glory you have
given to her history. She fully real
izes, and while public virtue remain's,
she will never cease to realize that she
could better afford to lose the sources
of her natural wealth, her rich, fertile
valleys, her great cities, her exhaust
less minerals. than to lose from her
archives a single one of these torn, fa
tied, precious, consecrated flags of bat
tle-and its history,.and of the brave
men who suffered and fotwbt around
them. A commonwealth may exist
without cherishing her material
wealth, but no Commonwealth: can
worthily, or should exist, which does
not cherish as the joy of its life, the
heroic valor of its children.
to the name of Pennsylvania I gave
you these standards, fresh and whole,
and asked you, in all triak, to main
tain our loyalty, and defend thorn,
and to day you bring them hack to me
torn with Rebel shot, sad with the
gloom of some reverses,bri , shL wlth the
light of many triumphs, ' but beyond
all, saved by your courage from dis
honor, reddened, by the blood of your
dead brothers, borne over the ridges of
a hundred battles, and planted at last
upon the summits of victory. Surely
State never had nobler children, nor
received at their hands more precious
gifts, What heroism, excelling tho
fables of romance,loading forlorn:hopes,
charging into tho "deadly breach;"
"riding into tho jaws of death till all
the world wondered." What sufferings
of pain and hunger, outrage and death;
what ardent love of country ; what
purest love of home; what tender
messages to mother, wife, children and
betrothed maiden ; what last prayers
to God, do these old and tattered flags,
suggest and unfold.
The State will guard them rever
ently and lovingly until, in the full
ness of time, some genius . will arise to
marshal their legions into the immor
tal beauty of poetry, and then, at last,
will ho found fit expression for the
part Pennsylvania has acted in the
bloody drama. It will then bo remem
bered that our State was represented
at Fort Sumter; when traitors first
fired upon the flag of the Union, and
that the volunteers of our State first
reached the ;National Capital, and'
were at Appomattox Court House,
where traitors fired their last volley;
and in all the terrible intermediate.
struggles in every rebellious State, in
every important battle on land and
water, where treason was to bo con
fronted and rebellion to be conquered
the soldiers and sailors of Pennsylva
nia were to bo fotind confronting the
ono and conquering the other, that her
people never faltered in their fidelity
to their distreSSed Government.
It was - in duo historic fitness, there
fore, that the Wicked struggle to de
stroy the Union, should culminate up
on our soil, its topmost wave he, dash
ed against our Capital, and its decisive
defeat ho suffered here, and according
ly, from Gettysburg the Rebellion
staggered backward to its grave.
Alas, how many other'graves it fill
ed before it filled its own. How many
bravo and familiar faces we miss to
day whO“.belped to bear these colors to
the front, and on whose graves are
growing the wild flowers of the South
ern land.
Our words can no longer roach them,
nor our gratitude servo them ; but we
thank Heaven that those thoy loved
bettor than life, are with us; .that the
widow of the war, and orphan children
of the soldiers, are Within the reach
of our cherishing care. We must nev
er forget that every soldier .of Pennsyl
vania, who died that the nation might
live thereby, entitled his widow to be
kept from want, and his fatherless
children to find a father in the Com•
mon wealth.
May the flags which we fold op so
tenderly, and with such proud recol
nevor be unfurled again, at
least in such a war, and may all man
kind, beholding the surpassing power
of this free Government, abandon for.
ever the thought of its destruction.
Let us remember, too, that at-Gettys
burg the blood of the people of eigh-'
teen loyal States—rich, precious blood
—mingling together, sank into the soil
of Pennsylvania, and by that ied cov
enant, are we ledged for all time to
Union,. to liberty, to nationality, to .
fraternity, to "peace on earth and good
will towards men," of good will. Now
that the war is over, wo give peace to
those who gave us war. And in the
universal freedom, purchased at Se
large a cost of blood and treasure, we
give true justice: to all men. Under
the - benediction of even justice to all,
and inviting them to obedience to the
law; to industry and , virtue, we offer,
them.the glories of the future, and the
sacred blessings of freedom for thern
and their children. We ask them to
fbrget their malice and bate, - and- the
counsels of the insane and wicked men
who first led thorn to strike at the
heart of their: country, and to, return
to a participation in the rich rewards
in store for this, the freest and most
powerful nation on 'earth.
But fur you, and your comrades, re-.
hellion would have become revolution,
and the enemies of freedom and united'
nationality would have achieved their
infamous purposes. Under God we tri
umphed. The right has been main
tained. And to you, in the name ofall
the peßale_of_thi 4 w;est_t_Carn_ulanutacdra
- rten - &r thanks, warm, deep, heartfelt
thanks ! May your lives be spared
long to enjoy the Government you sa
ved, to illustrate your country's gran
deur' and to enjoy the priceless blessings
which must follow from the results of
courage, fidelity and patriotism.
The State of Pennsylvania, durino
all your services, has not been unmind
ful of you. You were followed to the
battle-fields by the benedictions and
prayers of the good, and benevolent
people carried to you the contributions
of the patriotic and generous at home.
Never, at any time during the war,did
this constant benevolence shrink, and
alWays good, Christian men and woi ,
men were found willing to endure pri
vation and- suffering, to reach you on
the field and in the hospital. So far as
it, was possible the State always made
ample provisions for, the removal of
the bodies of the slain for Christian in
termen t,amid their kindred and friend's:
When it was practicable, the sick and
wounded were' removed to enjoy the
tender watching 'and care of - - their
friends at home. And as the crown
ing glory of this great Commonwealth,
she has gathered together the helpless
and destitute orphans of her dead sol
diers, and adopted them as the chil
dren of the Commonwealth.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania,
moved by justice and Christian chari
t,y, for three years, have made munifi
cent appropriations ofthe patiomon
ey to place within the care of the State,
the homeless little ones of your dead
comrades. They aro to bo brought up
as the honor and glory of the State, a
monument that Pennsylvania raises to
the memory of the slain, more endur
ing than brass or marble, and in heir•
mony With the Christian tertehings•of
her poople. Tithe amtivelve hundred
of these little children before you to
ady,-the children of comrades left up-
On the field of battle, bright jewels in
the crown of glory which encircles this
Cemmonwealth,the strongest evidence
of the fidelity and patriotiSni of . her
people. Let this work be so now en
grafted upon the public policy of Mho
State, that it shall endure until ' the
last orphan of the Pennsylvania sol
dier shall be trained; nurtured and ed
This is a hallowed place—this is a
hallowed day. Here, and now ; in "the
name of Pennsylvania, I. accept these
colors fitly, for we are assembled upon
the birthday in the birth place of Amer
lean .1i berty.
.We are forced to contemplate the
wondeons marsh of this people to em
pire, colonization, the Revolution, the
Declaration of Independence, the Cori
stitution, the Rebellion, its overthrow,
ancitho purification of our Government,
and the change of our organic laws by
the lesson of discord, and our hopes for
the future, following each other in
ical sequence, and the duty and re-;
sponsibility of this labor of mankind,
is devolved, by the grace of God and
the hearts and arms of our soldiers;
upon the loyal people atlas land.
In the presence of these mute synt,.
bols of living soldiers (pointing toohe
flags), of yonder touching memorials
of our dead soldiers (pointing to the
children), in fealty to the blood Pour
od out like. Water; in remembrance of
the sorrows yet to be assuaged, and
the burdens yet to be borne,the graves
yet to be numbered, ;ma the horrors
ye,t ! to be forgotten ; in loyalty to our
State, to our country, to our fellowmen
everywhere and to God, let us rise to
the height of our great privileges, and
place the American Government upon
the enduring basis of justice and liber
_ty. This is the groat lesson of the
war; and the very rock of political
truth. "Whosoever falls upon it wilt
be broken and upon whomgoever it .
shall fall it will grind him to pewder."
Then our Government Will represent
the result of American civilization,and
then these old flags will glow with the
light Of there true meaning, and the
valor of the soldiers of the Republic
will receive its just reward in render
ing a memorable service to mankind;
for thep, in the words of oar illustrione
martyr, we will take care "that the
Government of the people, by the peo
ple and for the - people, shall not perish
from the earth.'
And .now, having received . theso
standards, 1;c1 who addresses you has
performed the last official act connect
ed with the military service of the war,
and his relations to you, so long, so.
intimate, and ao cordial ; are severed.
In this, our last official ; interview,
when the ties that bound us so. close
.for these, eventful years, just passed,
and the relations so- intimate,.so cor
dial, are closing, he would be Insensl
ble. to the commen fidelity, to the
pleasant relations, to the forgiveness
of error, to the ready and generous
support, and the many, very many,
evidences of kindness and affection he
has received frorri you and your com
rades, if he failed to you his
personal obligation and thanks: . He
recurs with gratification to the fact .
that he did for. the soldier what be
could, Re regrets that he could not
have done more. But. he will cqrrr
with him to'his 'grave; and leave_ as a.
rich legacy to his children, the' con
seiousness thatyon," at ;least, believed
that he did what he could for his dis.
tressed'coun try, and that after. the ex
perienCe of five eventful years, the
soldiers of Pennsylvania, deem• bim
worthy of their confidence and respect.
And here,"on this last occasion of the
war, be returns his than kir to the great
body of the people of PennsylVania,
for their kindness and support, and to
the thousands of benevolent women
and men, who were always ready to
.obey his, calls to , the succor and relief
of their bravo and gallant brethren in
the field. - I . have . done. _Farewell,
brave men. , May, God bless yen!
FORTY:FIVE clerks Were Ititely dis
charged frohi the Pension office,Wash
ington, to make room for.partially dis
abled soldiers. Of course all those dis
charged will be'violent anti-Johnson
I ece in the Iluntingdon Journal
American, the DOlllO of DAVID Son DIIF, Mode lien of
for the nine° of Associate Judge.: I nun pleased. to Sec it—
no liCtOr mot, in the county could be named, nor any
more Worthy. Ms long. experience 48 Justice of the
.Peace, his honestkand Independence, fully qualifies him
for that office, I have consulted with a. number of per
sons do the subject, and find that ho will Scenic figoneral
support,. if nominated by the Union Convention of this
county. A SIIIISCIMPiIt.
Juno 23, ISOG,tc.*
WAT. LEWIS, 1:311:—It trill Ito admitted - OA the Ritter
cud or the county to entitled to the nomination A 9.90-
clatA Judge. In view of this fact I would recomneinl tho
A4A-ACIIIGAVVITTY, Esq.,-'of Cloy townelO p to
the attention of the
,roterti. non gentleman whol3 'worthy
end well qualified to perform the dutiesof the petition,—
ifitiec t to the Union nominating Conn ty - Cotrcon t inn.'
July 8.1856.. UNION.
W0:a% 1 3C , 03M
„ .
A LL persons indebted to o having
accounts with the firm of T. it D. Norris, in Um tan
ning business, at McConnellstown, ara informed that the•
bdoks ova now in the Minds of linden Norris for settle-
11k',:onnell,town, July 10,41
-The Celebrated IVrought Iron
• •
. .
(With patent Dust Screen,)
Manufactured by
. J. REYNOLDS & SON,' . •
.N: Tr. Corner 13th and • Filbertstreet,
.The' firm of Bartlett k Reynolds having thin day, June
20, 1566, dissolved, tho undersigned will continuelo'inan
ufacture theirjustty culobraied Neater at the 'old stand.
It ,ts the only ono perfectly adapted to the buining of bl
tumenous teal. .
LiiP•Send for Wustratedpixtriphletl . .
hilbihn • • J. REVIIOLDS"& SON.
. .
Tito Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to ThomaalHoov
er. late of Huntingdon connte, • • GREETING :
IThereas,,AlsitilE HOOVER, by her father and nc'xt
friend Gcorgo Leas, did on the 15th November, 1865, pro
fer her petition to the Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas of said county of Huntingdon. praying that for.the
cause therein sot forth she might bo divorced from the
bonds of matrimony entered into with you the Bald Tho
mas Hoover,
We do thtrefore commend yOu,said THOMAS HOOVER
as before commanded, that Bettingasido all other Liminess
and excuses whatsoever, You be .and appear in your own
proper person before our Judges at - Huntingdon, at our
countycourt of Common. Pleas, there to be hold for the
said county on the second Monday of April .next, to an
swer tho petition or libel of "tho said Annie Hoover, amd
to show cause if any you hove, why the said Annie Hot,
ver. your wife ' should not be divorced from the bonds of
matrimony entered into with you, agreeably to Glenda of
the General Assembly of the,Commonwealth in smolt case
made and provided, and hereof fail not.
Witness the Honorable George Taylor, Esq.. President
of our said court, at Huntingdon, the nineteenth doy of
January, 1.0 p.. : ir.C.VAGONER,
• .., - -• I • - • '-Prothonotary.
QUER - 01"S SALES—By"virtue of
sundry writiof Vendi tiord. Ex. to rue directed, I will
expose tO .public sale oroutcry, at the Court House, in
tho borough. of Ilitilngilon, ON MONDAY, 13rn DAY
of AUGUST, A. D. 1266, at 2 o'clock, P. N., the following
described property to wit
A farm ; tract, or parcel ; of land situ
ate in Cromwell township, Huntingdon county, Donna.,
bounded and described as fidloirs r On the north by lands'
of Daniel Logan,. cost by Hoek Furnace, south by
William Lairds and on the west by Hugh LCook, con
taining one hundred acres, 'more or less, seventy-fire of
which aro cleared, the balatico in timber with log house
and log barn thereon erected. Soloed, taken in execution
and to be sold as the property, of George D. Eyster. '
Also—All that certain lot of ground
situatoin McConnellstown, in the county of Huntingdon,
Fenno., bounded and described os follows: On the north
and east by lot of IVileon D. Watson, on the Routh bypnb-
Ile road and west by lot of Wilson D. Watson, containing
2614 perches and haying a house and other buildings
thereon erected. Seized, taken in execution, and to ho .
sold as the property of Henry •`
Also—About 50 acres of land, more
or less, - situated in West township, bounded:and described
as follows': Adjoining lands of lilies Lewis on the south,
Hobert Moro on the west. John Alain On the east, with
two log houses and log barn. Seized, taken in execution
and to be troldas the property of A:Mary-Ewing and Rawl
IL Ewing. • , • • ' • •
ANo--All the right, title and inter
est of defendant in and 'to the following described tract,
piece or parcel of land situate in West township, contain.
lug fifty acres, more or less, adjoining lauds of Mike
Lewis on the sontli;gobert Moors on the west and John
Mottle on the ewit, having thereon erected two log dwell
ing houses and a log barn. - Seized, taken in execution,
and to ho sold as the property of Samuel 11. Ewing.
AlsoAll . tnat certain lot of ground
situate' itibfcConnellatown in the County of Huntingdon '
Penna., bouhded and de - scribed as follows: On the north
- and egst by lot p r Wilson 13. Watson, on the south: by
public road and west Wilson 11. Watson, containing
perches and havlrig a house and other outimilding , theta
on. eelzeitt taken in execution and to be cold us the pro
perty of Henry Smith,
NOTICE TO PORCIIA9ER9.—BidderS at Sheriff's Sales will
take notice that immediately upon the property Whig
10/eked down, fifty per cent. of all bids under, $lOO, and
twenty-five per cent. of all bids over that ens, must be
paid to the Sheriff, or the property will be set sap again
and cold to other bidders who will comply with the above
Ircourt continuos two weeks deed acknowledged on
Wednesday of second week, One week's court, property
knocked down du Monday and deed acknowledged on the
follou;Ing Saturday.
. • Sunarr's Ovrzce,
Nun tingdou, July 10, 18013.
.IWar Per neat JOB - PRINTING, call at
tingdon, Pa,