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E. O. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, Jnly 24, 1862.
Republican State Nominations.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,'
THOMAS E. COCHRAN,
OF LANCASTER COUNTY.
FOR SURVEROR GENERAL,
WILLIAM S. ROSS,
or LUZERNH COUNTY.
Sr-A MEETING OF THE REPUB
LICAN COUNTY COMMITTEE, will be
tjeld at the Court House, iu Towanda. on Saturday, Au
gust 2,1862, at 2 o'clock. P. M., for the purpose ot ap
pointing Committees of Vigilance. ... .
The following named person compose said C ommittee .
H. L.SCOTT,Towanda twp.
B. F POWELL, Towanda boro'.
JOHN BEARDS LEE, Warren,
J. B. HINES, Wysox,
O. E. GLADDING, Columbia,
J. 11. GRANT, Troy,
WM. CLAGGET. Standing Stone.
ALEXANDER ELSBREE. Athens,
ROBERT MCKEE, Orwell.
THE LATEST WAR NEWS.
Gen. Pope has taken possession of the town
of Gordonsville, Ya., without opposition, and
has destroyed all the railroad works at that
point. As the greater portion of the supplise
for the rebel army at Richmond passed through
this place.which is the juuetion of the Orange,
Alexandria and Virginia Central R,ailroad, this
feat of Gen. Pope's is o( considerable import
ance. The General has issaed an order to
the effect that the army is hereafter to sub
sist upon the country in which their operations
are carried on, and that for the provisions so
appropriated States vouchers will be given to
the owners thereof, payable at the conclusion
of the war,provided that the parties can prove
themselves loyal citizeus of the United States.
Another order of General Pope holds the peo
ple residing within a certain distance of the
railroads responsible for the damage done by
guerillas or other parties of marauders, and
compelling such residents to repair the dam
ages so done ; and furthermore declaring that
all persons detected in destroying railroads or
telegraph iioes shall be shot. No such acts,
he says, cau influence the result of the war,
and they can only lead to heavy infliction for
the people who practice them.
A complete exchange of prisoners has been
agreed upon between tbo President and the
concern represented by Jeff. Davis. Mujor-
General Dix is the commissioner on the Uuion
side, and Major-General I). H. Hill on the
Rebel. They had one conference on Thurs
day, but did not effect their purpose. We
learu from a Richmond paper that it has been
agreed that each Government stiould report
the number and names of all prisoners in dur
ance, on parole, aud wounded,and perform the
exchange by giving man for man, and in rela
tion to officers in such ratio as the usages of
war have established as just. The movement
wa3 initiated by the Federal Government,
whose special messeuger reached Richmond a
few days ago, by flag of truce, via G'itv Point
aud Petersbnrg. Some weeks must elapse be.
fore the exchange is eonsumated.
Advices from W arrcnton say that " the
news that Gen Hatch has reached Charlotte
ville and cut of the most important source of
Rebel supplies, is tho subject of great rpjoicing
iu the army." If Gen. Hatch has'realiy taken
and holds Charlottsville, the fact is import
aut. It is twenty-two miles beyond Gordons
ville, at tho intersection of railroad from Cov
ington and Staunton with the road from Alex
andria to Lynchburg. Lynchburg, on the
great Southern railway line, is only sixty miles
The Grenada Appeal reports that the rebel
ganboat Arkansas has just come down the
Yazoo River, sank three Union gunboats, and
arrived safe under the batteries at Yicksburg,
with a loss on the rebel side of ten killed and
thirteen wounded. The story of sinking three
boats is worthy of the paper that invented the
stories of the recapture of Baton Rouge and
the annihilation of Curtis's army.
By a steamer from Key West we have Peo
sacola news to the 11th. There were much
suffering at Pensacola, provision were scarce,
and no supplies come from the interior. The
rebels are said to be in force at Bluff Spring,
45 miles from Pensacolia. Willsou's Zouaves
seem to be in good trim, and bad won great
popularity by sharing their rations with tho
indigent Union people of the city.
A dispatch in a Richmond paper announces
the capture by Gen. Hindman of Gen. Curtis
and his whole array of 8,000 men. This is
about the fifth time that Hindman ha 3 taken
Curtis, and still all the dispatches from Mem
phis, iusists that Curtis arrived safely at Hele
na, on the Mississippi, on Saturday week.
GeD. Nelsou is in command at Nashville
with a heavy force. Morgan is still trouble
some in Kentucky. The town of Henderson
has been occupied by guerillas, who were
cheered by many citizens upon entering the
town. Many of the inhabitants bad gone to
Evansville for safety.
Geo. Pope is seriously annoying the good
rebels of Warrenton.and other Virginia towns
by levying upon their houses and furniture for
the use of sick and wounded troops. The
Extra Billy Smiths, Tylers, and other first
families, have been thus called upon.
RECRUITS FOR NINE MONTHS.—A dispatch
to the Philadelphia Inquirer, dated Harris*
burg, July 19, say : " It was announced this
morning that recruits to fill np the new reqoi
litioD, would be accepted for nine months.
War Meeting in Troy.
In pursuance of a previoos call, the citizens
of Western Bradford assembled in tho village
of Troy, on Tuesday afternoon last, 15th inst.,
for the purpose of devising means for raising
more volunteers to aid in pntting down the
rebellion. At 2 o'clock, P. M , the large pro
cession, headed by the Springfield String
Ban.', and the Canton Brass Band, repaired
to Long's Hall, where the meeting wa9 called
to order by F. SMITH, Esq., in a few well timed
and patriotic remarks, at the conclusion of
which he nominated Hon. U. MERCUR, as
President of the meeting; A. C. LCMBARD, of
tho Troy Timet, and S. W. ALVORD, of the
Bradford Argus, were chosen Secretaries. —
After an eloquent and appropriate prayer by
Rev. T. SHEARDOWN, Judge MEBCB was called
upon and addressed the audience in bis usual
earnest and argumentative style. Although
bis was entirely impromptu, it was a
brilliant effort, and was highly appreciated by
the large and intelligent audience.
F. SMITH, Esq., offered the following resolu
tion, which was responded to by C. L. WARD,
Esq., in a neat and patriotic speech :
Resolved, That we hold it to be the duty of all loyal
men to stand by the Union in this hour of its trial; to
uuite their hearts and hands in earnest patriots efforts
for its maintenance against those who are in arms against
it ; to sustain, with determined resolution, oar patriotic
President and his Administration in their energetic
efforts for the prosecution of the war and the preserva
tion of the Union against enemies at home and abroad :
to punish traitors and traeson with fitting severity, and
to crush the preseut wicked causeless rebellion, so that
no flag of disunion shall ever again be raised over any
portion of the Republic. That to this end we invite the
co-operation of all men who love thei' country, in the
endeavor to reenkindle throughout all the States such a
patriotic tire as will utterly consume all who strike at
the Union of our Fathers, and all who sympathize with
their treason or palliate their guilt.
F. SMITH, Esq., being called for, addressed
the meeting in an earnest, impressive manner,
urging determined effort on the part of our
people in suppressing the rebellion. At the
conclusion of his remarks Mr. S. offered a re
solution, that a committee of seven be appoint
ed to solicit volunteers in the western part of
the county. The Chair appointed the follow
ing persons said committee, Hon. Y. M. LONG,
F. SMITH, Col. IRAD WILSON, CHARLES 11.
CHASE, STEPHEN HARKNESS, Dr. R. C. ROCK
WELL, Hon. J. F. LONG.
Fending the appointment of the above com
mittee, Mr. IIERDA, of Elmira, N. Y., beiog
present was called for and came forward and
spoke for a few moments in a masterly and
Mr. C. L. WARD, then offered a resolution
that he (Mr. W.) be permitted to contribute
one hundred dollars to be distributed among
the first 20 volunteers who should be accept
ed from this county, uuder the new call, and
that every body else be permitted to do the
The resolution was adopted with great en
thusiasm. In response to the resolution, the
following donations were made :
C. L. Ward, for the first 20 volunteers, SIOO
John M'Kean, " next 10 " 50
Curtis Mcrritt, " " 5 " 25
Poraeroy Bros. " " 20 " 100
L. Runyon, " " 5 " 25
C. C. Paine, " " 6 " 25
Gen. E. Case, " '• 6 " 25
S.Drifus, " " 2 " 10
C. M- Soper, " " 5 " 25
I. A. Pierce, " " 5 " 25
A.W. Guernsey*" " 2 " 10
J. C. M'Kean, " " 5 " 25
I Hon. U. Mercur," " 20 " 100
B. I>. Rockwell&G'o. " 5 " 25
E. B. Caso, 2
11. A. Case, 5
Andrus Case, 5
James Bullock, 5
L. VaJ'.horn, 5
W. Nichols, 8
Making a total of SOOO
*Mr. Guernsey, in making his donation said,
he would be one of ticcnlyfive to volunteer.
Col. J. F. MEANS, was then called for and
made a few appropriate remarks, which were
well received. Col. M. pledged himself to in
augurate a similar movement in Towanda, and
the eastern part of the county.
W. H. Carnochan, Esq , Edward Redding
ton and Charles O. Dart, stepped forward
and entered their names as volunteers, and
were severally cheered, for this demonstration
of their patriotism.
The proceedings were enlivened throngbont
with patriotic and soul stirring music, by the
Bands and the Troy Glee Club.
Mr. A. W. GUERNSEY, moved that a vote of
thanks be tendered the Bands and Glee Club,
and also to the President of the meeting, for
their attendance, and that the proceedings be
published in the Troy Times acd Bradford
Argus and /* eporter.'
After a prayer by Rev. W. HILKS, the
A. C. LUMBARD, ) . .
S. W. ALYOIID, ) Secretaries -
A NEW GENERAL IN CHIEF. —The New-
York Tribune says it is now positively known
that the President, nnder the advice of Gen.
Scott and with the acquiescence of Gen. Mc-
Clellan, has called Major General Ilalleck to
Washington to act as General-in-Chief of the
armies of the United States. He will have
control of the'operations iu the field, thus re
lieving Secretary Stanton of some of his official
burden, the civil business of the War Depart
ment having come to be extensive and ardu
ous for any one man. This change in the mil
itary command of the army cxplaius more
clearly the flying visits of the President to
Gens. Scott and McClellan.
365** A Union man, escaped recently from
Richmond, says the Rebels had about 220,-
000 men there before the late battles.—
Beauregard was there, sick. Our Gens Mc
Call aod Reynolds were neither wounded, but
were in prison. Fort Darling was being
strengthened by iron-plating the batteries ; a
whole division is there to protect it from as
sault. Jackson's forces had gone North, it
was thought to make another raid in the
ShenaDdoah Yalley. All the gnns captured
from McClellan, 23 in number, and mostly
light pieces, had been broken np to recast.—
Not a single siege gun was taken.
People's State Convention.
HAKIUSSCF.O, July 17,1862.
Agreeable to the published call of the State
Central Committee, the delegates to the Peo
ple's State Convention met iu the Representa
tive Chamber at the Capitol.at 11 o'clock and
were called to order by A. K. McClnre, Esq.,
Chairman of the State Central Committee.
On motion of Morton M'Michael,Esq.,llon.
Thomas M. Marshall, of Alleghany county,
was chosen as temporary Chairman of the Con
Messrs. E. Cowan,of Warren,Chas. Colgan,
of Lancaster, Linn Bartholomew, of Schuyl
kill, and James M'Agee, of Westmorland,
were appointed temporary Secretaries of the
The list of connties was then read over by
the Secretaries, aud the delegates handed iu
their credentials, when it appearedjthe follow
ing delegates were present :
Philadelphia—Oscar Thompson, John W. Forney, W,
S. Pierce, Edward Gratz.
Chester and Delaware—-Townsend Haines.
Montgomery —Geo. N. Curson.
Bucks—E. G. Harrison.
Lehigh and Northampton—W. H. Ewing.
Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Sullivan—Jud
Tioga, Potter, M'Kean and Warren—B. B. Strang.
Clinton, Lycoming, Centre aud Union—Charles H.
Schreiner. ... . „ .
Snyder. Montour, Northumberland and Columbia—
! A. F. Russell.
Cumberland, Perry, Juniata and Mifllin—James M.
Sellers. , _ ,
Dauphin and Lebanon—Jno. A. Fisher.
Lincaster—Michael H. Shirk, Claas. Colgan-.
York—D. Wilson Grove.
Adams, Franklin and Fu;ton—R.G. Harper.
Somerset. Bedfordaud Huntingdon—R. R. Marshall.
Blare, Cambria and Clearfield—Lewis W. Hall.
Indiana and Armstrong—John B. Findley.
Westmorland and Fayette—Dr. Smith Fuller.
Washington and Green—Wm Mclvennan.
Allegheny—Thos. M. Marshall, Jus. M. Graham.
Beever and Butler—T. C. Anderson.
Lawrence, Mercer and Venango—E. W. Davis.
Erie and Crawford—M. B. Lowry.
Clarion, Jetlerson, Forest aud Elk—
Allegheny—J. W F. White, Samuel Riddle, oume3
! McAulty. Juo. F. Dravo, Wm. C. Moreland.
Armstrong and Westmorland—Gen. C. P. Markle.J.
i R. M'Aftec. Samuel Cweus.
Beaver ana Lawrence—J. W. Blancliard, R. P.Rob
Bedford and Somerset-R. D Barckley, Perry Walker.
Berks—Geo. M. Lauinan, Dr. D. Luther, Isaac Ely.
Biadlord—Juo. Laport, W. T. Davies.
Bucks—Henry Hough, Edmund F. Ochs.
Butler—Jno. H.Negley, U. P. Robinsou.
Cambria—Jno. M. Bowman.
Carbon and Lehigh—Samuel J. Kistler.
Centre —A. R Barlow.
Chester—D. W. W. Hutchinson, Mose3 King, P. Fra
Clairon and Forrest—R. Throne.
Clearfield, Jefferson. Elk aud M'Kean—B. Ilaitshorn,
Cbas. Steward. _
Clinton and Lycoming—Abraham Updegraff.
Columbia, Montour, Wyoming and Sullivan—J. Mon
roe, J. W. Coinly.
Crawford and "Warren—E. Cowan, R. Lyle White.
Cumberland and Perry—J. H. Sbeibley and M. B.
Dauphin—Daniel Kaiser, Daniel Kendig.
Delaware —S. Morton.
Erie—S. E. Woodruff. S. B. Bannon.
Fayette—Jno. W. K. Ewing.
Franklin and Fulton—A. K. McClure, R. A. Brotison.
Green—Ezra M. Sawyers.
Indiana—John H. Lichtenberger.
Juniata, Snyder and Union—Samuel Alleman, Fred
Smith. „ „
Lancaster—R. W. Schenk.Dey Woods, John H.Zeller,
El wood Christ.
Lebanon—Chas. B. Forney.
Luzerne—S. P. Longstreet, D. H. Conklin, Theo.
Mercer and Venango—J. C. Brown, M. C. Beebee.
MiQlin—D. W. Woods.
1 Mouroe and Pike—
, Montgomery—H. K. Weand, Jerome Yerger, Jos.
j Youug, M. Ange.
Northampton—H. H. Armstrong, J. F. Freecauff.
Northumberland—John Youngnian. John K Clements.
Potter aud Tioga—Hugh Young, 11. K. (Jlmstead.
Philadelphia—Samuel S. Cavin, James M. Gibson,
John M. Butler, Nailian Hills, Geo. T. Thorn, J>mli C.
! Knox, C. T. Jones, Frank M. Goodwin, Charles Gibson,
I Morton McMichael, Joseph B. Towusend. C. S. Grover,
j Theo. Harder, Henry Davis, M. K. Dickerson, Jas. Mc-
I Mann?, Samuel Miller.
I Schuylkill—J. K. Buyer, D. B. Green, Thos. Zulick.
Susquehanna—E. P. "Warner,
j Washington—James B. Ruple, A. S. Riehey.
Wayne—ll. B. Woodhouse.
York—Jacob Wirt, A. N. Esbinger.
When the City of Philadelphia was called,
two separate list of delegates were handed in,
j which on motion were referred to a committee
i of five, consisting of the following named geu
; tlcman : Messrs. Smith Fuller, Linn, Bar
; tliolo ew, Wm. Aioey, W. C. Moreland, J.
; Al. Sellers.
Mr. Lowry moved that a committee consist
ing of one delegate from each Senatorial Dis
trict be appointed to report officers for the
Before the motion was put, Mr. McMichael
moved that a similar committee of cue from
each Senatorial District be appointed to report
a series of resolutions lor the cousiderstioo of
Both of the motions having been agreed to,
and the following committees were appointed:
COMMITTEE TO REPORT OFFICERS FOR PERMANENT
John M. Butler, Wm. S. Pearce,
M. H. Dickinson, C. T. Jones,
S.Morton, H.T. Weyan,
E.T. Ochs, J. T. FreenufT,
Aaron Mull, Thomas E. Zulich,
H.A. Woodhouse, D. D. Warner,
S. IT Longstreet, 11. J. t'lmstead,
4A|huni Updegraff, Samuel Owen,
Russet, John T. Ewing,
J. A. Sheibey, E. M. Sayers,
C. B. Forney, J. T. Dravo,
M. H. Sberth, Jas. S. Graham,
JchnH. Zellers, R.P Robinson,
Jacob Wirt, M. C. Beebe,
R. S. Bronson, M. B. Lowry,
R. T. Barkley, Robert Thorn.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.
Morton McMichael, John A. Fisher,
John W. Forney, Edward Bright,
Samuel Cavenaugh, R. W. Shorth,
Towusend Haiues, A. N. Esslinger,
G. M.Courson, R. G. Harper.
H. Hough, John W. Matern,
W. H. Armstrong, John M. Bowman,
G. H. Launtan. J. B. Findley,
David B. Green, Smith Fuller,
H. A. Woodhouse, W. McKeenan,
W. T. Davies. Jas. MC'aully,
Theo.Strong, J W.F.White,
H. Young, John N. Negley,
A. R. Barlow, J. W. Blancbard,
Samuel Alleman, R. L. White,
D. W. Woods, B. Heartshorn.
The President informed the different com
mittees that rooms were ready for their recep
tion, so that they could meet at once to dis
cbarge the duties assigned to them.
On motion, the Convention adjourned until
half past two o'clock P. M.
The Conventiou re-assembled at 2 1-2 o'clock
Mr. Lowry, from the committee to select
officers for the permanent organization of the
convention, made the following report :
President —Hon. JOHN C. KNOX.
TICK PRESIDENTS :
Oscar Thompson, John A. Fisher,
Morton McMichael, M. H. Sherk,
J. W. Forney, Day Wood,
Mathan Hillig, D Wilson Grove,
P. Frazer Smith, Robert G. Harper,
Joeepb Young, R. Marshal,
E.T.Harrison, J. A. Lichtenberger,
Samuel J. Kistler, Cyrus P. Markle,
T-aac Elv, James Ruple,
Jerome K. Boyer, James McAuley,
Judge Laporte, J. L. Graham,
Louis H. Pugh, C. E. Anderson,
E. Cowan, Robert Thome,
Chas. H. Shriner, E. E. Woodruff,
Isaac S. Monroe, E. W. Davis.
Wm. B. Mullen,
JamesC. Brown, James M'Mannns,
Andrew S. Ritchie, A. R. Barlow,
Simon B. Brown. J. R. M''Aflbe,
John K. Ewing, Wm. Cavan,
H. A. Woodhouse, R. E White,
Jonh H. Sellers, U.K. Forney.
John F. Dravo,
COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS.
Mr. AIKEY, from the Committee on Cre
dentials, to whom was referred the nature of
the contested seats from Philadelphia, submit
ted a report, which declared the delegates as
given in our published lists from that city, as
justly entitled to seats.
Mr. LOWRY moved that each party have
fifteen minutes to discuss the report of the
Several of the gentlemen discussed the re
port of the committee, when finally a motion
was made that both sets of delegates be ad
mitted, which was agreed to, and both- sets
f-Fom Philadelphia were admitted.
Mr. McMICHAEL, from the Committee
on Resolutions, reported the following •
llesolced, That the convention representing
as it does the loyal citizens of Pennsylvania
without distinction of party, re-affinns the sen
timents em-bodied in the resolution adopted at
a meeting of the loyal members of Congress
at the national capital, July 12th, 1802, viz :
"That we hold it to tie the duty of all
loyal men to stand by the Union in this
hour of its trial - T to uuite their hearts ai.d
hands in earnest, patriotic efforts for its main
tenance agaiust those who are in arms against
it jto sustaiu with determined resolution our
patriotic President and his administration in
their energetic efforts for the prosecution of
the war and the preservation of the Union
against enemies at home or abroad ; to punish
truitors and treason with fitting severity, and
to crush the present wicked and causeless re
bullion, so that no flag of disunion shall ever
again be raised over any portion of the Re
public ; that to this end we invite the cooper
ation of all men who love their country,iu the
endeavor to rekindle throughout all the
States such a patriotic fire as shall utterly
consume all who strike at the Union of our
fathers, and all who sympathise with their
treason or palliate their guilt "
* Resolved, That we have continued con
findeuce in the honesty, capacity and patriot
ism of President Lincoln and his constitutional
advisers ; that we approve the principles on
which his policy, both foreign and domestic,
have been conducted ; that we sanction and
sustain all the measures which he has found it
necessary to adopt to guard the government
agaiust the assaults of traitors, their sym
pathisers and abettors ; and thut we esteem it
eminently fortunate that in this most trying
crisis of our cherished Union, we have at the
heltn of public affairs one so upright, temper
ate, prudent and firm as he has proved him
self to be.
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the
administration of Andrew G. Curtin, Gover
nor of this Common wealth, marked, as it has
been, by extraordinary vigor in the discharge
ot all public duties, by untiring zeal in the
cause of the country, and especially iu recruit
iug forces for the national army, by enlarged
and liberal care for the sick and wounded
soldiers of the state, by a wise and prudent
economy in the expenditures of the funds com
mitted to his care, and by the unsparing de
votedness of all its members, and in particular
of the Governor himself, to the constant, hnr
passing, complicated arid novel labors which
! the exigencies of the great rebellion have iui
Resolved, That we acknowledge but two
divisions of the people of the Uuited States iu
this crisis ; tlio.se who are loyal to its consti
tution and every inch of its soil, and are ready
to make every sacrifice for the integrity of the
Uuion, and the maintenance of civil liberty
within it, and those who openly or covertly
eudeuvor to sever our country, or to yield to
the insolent demands of its enemies ; that we
frantcruize with the former, aud detest the
latter; auu that, forgetting all former party
names and distinctions, we call upon ail putri
otic citizens to rally for cue undivided country,
one flag, one destiny.
Resolved, That the government of the Unit
ed States and its people, with an occasi nal
exception among the reckless inhabitants where
this rebellion was fostered, have wisely and
studiously avoided ail interference with the
concerns of other nations, asking, and usually
enjoying, alike, nou interference with their
own, aud that such is, aud should continue to
be, its policy ; that the intimations of a. con
templated departure from this sound rule of
conduct on the part of some of the nations of
Europe, by an intervention in our preseut
struggle, is as unjust to them as it would be
to us and to the great principles for which we
are contending ; but we assure them, with a
solemnity of conviction which admits of no dis
trust or fear, and from a knowledge of and a
firm reliance upou the spirit and fortitude of
twenty millions of freemen, that .any attempt
thus to intervene will meet a resistance un
paralleled in its force, unconquerable in its
persistence, and fatal to those whom it is in
tended to aid ; and that it will tend ouly to
strengthen and elevate the republic.
Resolved, That the skill, bravery and endu
rance exhibited by our army and navy have
elicited our admiration and gratitude ; that
we behold in these qualities the assurances
of sure and speedy success to our arins, and
of rout and discomfiture to the rebels ; that
we urge the government to aid and strength
en them by all the means in its power, and
carefully to provide for sick, wounded and
disabled soldiers aud their families ; to pro
secute the war with increased vigor and en
ergy, until the rebellion is utterly crushed,
the integrity of the Union in all tis borders re
stored, and every rebel reduced to submission,
or driven from the land ; and that to accom
plish these euds we pledge to our rulers our
fortunes and our lives.
Resolved, That the course of the Hon. |
David Wilmot, in the United States Seuate,
is manly, cousisteut aud eminently patriotic,
and we hereby endorse him as a true and faith
ful representative of the loyal people of this
The resolutions were read amidst great
cheering, and beiDg before the Convention
for adoption, loud cries were made for Col.
John W. Forney, who in response to the call
rose and took the Clerk's desk and proceeded
to address the Convention in a speeuh of thril
When he bad concluded, the resolutions
were unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. M'Clare the Convention
proceeded to make the nominations.
NOMINATION FOB AUDITOR GENERAL.
•Ou motion of M r . Woods of Mifflin, Hon.
Thos. E. Cochran was unanimously nominated
as the candidate for Auditor General.
NOMINATION FOR SURVEYOR CENERAL.
The Convention then pioceeded to select a
candidate for Surveyor General, when the fol
lowing gentlemen were placed iu nomina
Win. S. Ro?s, of Luzerne county.
P. Shannon, of Allegheny county.
Jonathan E. Meredith,of Allegheny county
Pending the bu Hot ting, the names of Messrs.
Shannon and Meredith were withdrawn, when
ou raoiiou, the nomination of Mr. Ross was
Mr. Amey moved that th delegates pro
ceed t® name one gentleman from each Sena
torial District Co constitute the Slate Ceutrul
Mr. M'Clure offered the following as a sub
ResohrA, That a State Central Committee
be appointed by the President of this Conven
tion to consist of one member from each Sena
torial District, with the additional members
of Harrisburg, Lancaster and Pittsburg, and
four additional" members i the City of Phila
After considerable debate,
The amendment of Mr. McClure was disa
greed to ; and,
The question recurring on the original mo
tion, it was agreed to, after being modified so
as to authorize the President of the Conven-
I tion to appoint the chairman of the committee.
; A motion was made and agreed to,that each
member of the convention be taxed the sum
I of fifty cents to defray the necessary expenses.
Mr. DAVIS offered the following, which
: was unanimously agreed to :
Resolved, That the thanks of this Conven
tion are due to the lion. John C. Knox, for
: the able and impartial manner iu which be
has presided ov r this Convention.
In pursuance of the resolution, the mem
hers of the Convention then proceeded to
name gentlemen trom their respective Sena
lorial districts to form the State Central Com
! uiittee, but as a number were not prepared
to submit such names, it was directed that
! they should be handed to the President after
i the adj mrninent of the Convention.
The publication of the list, therefore, is
withheld until it is complete.
On motion, the Convention then adjourned
1 sine die.
Pennsylvania in the Battle before Rich
" Occasional," the Washington correspon
dent of the Philadelphia Press, pays the fo!
lowing tribute fo Pennsylvania's gallant
sons, who stood day after day, for nearly a
week, against the embattled hosts of the enemy
and saved the army from annihilation :
Our sons and brothers had she wn their blood
in South Carolina, Tennessee, end Louisiana
but it was left for the FIVE DAYS ON THE PEN
INSULA to try and prove their metal. That
field, at once the bloodiest and most glorious
of the war, called out their greatest qualities.
Who shall tell the whole tale of the PENN-YI.
VANIA RESERVE*? Did they not aid to save
the trembling fortunes of the hour ? Did not
the volunteers iu that mighty division fulfil tin
expectations of their leaders and their friends?
Of nearly ten thousand men, three thousand
are kilied, wounded, or captured !
" When can their crlory fade?
O, the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered."
In truth, the battles of the Peninsula were
battles in which Pennsylvania reaped a fine
crop of fame. The autumn, so compensating
to the husbandmen elsewhere, saw the ripen
ing grain of Virginia ungathered and uohous
ed ; but dear old Pennsylvania gathered a
harvest of glory from these broad acres.—
Black died at ihe head of his regiment. Our
beloved Biddlc, that gallant aid of McCall,
who saw the Reserves in their glory eight
mouths ago, in all their pride and strength,
peri-died iu the bitter ami bloody conflict.—
ML-CUII himself, gentleman and soldier, is a
prisoner ol the rebel, toemun. John F. R°y
nolds, of Lancaster, a young general, is lost
possibly to friends and the country. His ap
pearance in the great light of Monday last in
spired his men with new courage as he rode
along iiis lines inspiring his soldiers. The
erect and handsome Gosline is gone to his
long home. General Meade is stretched on
bis bed at his mother in law's, in Philadelphia,
after a career of reuowu—the severe disciplin
arian, the practised warrior, and the soldier's
friend. It was a Pennsylvania Ileintzelman,
of Lancaster, who flamed like an avenging
angel before the infuriated columns of th
rebels. It was a Peunsvlvanian, Franklin, of
York, who won such bloody luurels in the ion
flict of Tuesday. It was a Pennsylvania!),
George B. McClellan, who ruled over and
directed this series of conflicts with Treason.
All our regiments behaved nobly. Colonels
11. G. Sickles, Joshua T. Owen, T. G. More
head, J F. Ballier, W F Small, Neill, Wis
tar, Williams, and the rest, performed prodi
gies of valor, aud deserve, as they will receive,
the thanks of their grateful cuntryrnen.
Great old State ! She is not only honored
in the work of her own regiments iu this illus
trious campaign, hut in the courage of her
sous whom she has contributed to the regiments
of other States.
A NEW LEGAL TENDER.—A brief, neat'
comprehensive bill to furnish relief from our
currency difficulties passed both Houses of
Congress on Thursday afternoon, and receiv
ed the signature of the President, and is
now a law. It provides that from the first
of next month, ail postage and other United
States stamps shall be received for dees of
less than five dollars, as a legal tender in
ordinary business transactions and may be
obtained in exchange for United States
notes. The second section prohibits the is
sue of shinplasters or curreucy of less than
one dollar by any private corporation or
bank ; and the third and last section provides
penalties for the violation of the second sec
tion of the act.
The stamps to be issned for currency pur
poses, under the new law, will be printed on
stoat, thick paper, and will have no gum on
V&* Rumors were current on Monday in
Philadelphia that our troops will 60on be with
drawn from the James River, in consequence
of the nnhealthiness of their position.
Important from Gen. Pope's Army,
Occupation of Gordootville by
the Union Troops.
tfasaiNOTO*, July 18, lsjj
We fee! at liberty to state that yesterday*
portion of the army of General Pope entered
the important town of Gordonsville, V*., o
opposed, and duly destroyed all the Railway
paraphernalia at that point, the junction of
the Orange and Alexaudra and Virginia (ven
Three fourths of the troops, munitions and
supplies of every description, for the rebel
army at Richmond,of necessity passed tbrongb
Gordon>sville by rail.
The blow is, therefore, a most important
one, more especially as it is the first of a series
which we trwt will do more to cwpple the
efficiency of their (rebel) Richmond army than
aught that has yet occurred.
A letter from Warrenton says that oar
troop* are all in fine spirits at the project of
active operations. Mention is also made of
an important position already occupied. The
paople of Warrenton are represented as cour
teous to oar troops, ad the ladies, though
rank secessionists, treat them with dignified
The Warrenton White Sulphur Springs,
recently infested by rebel scows, were passed
yesterday by a detachment of our cavalry
Reports exist in enmp, in rebel authority,
that Stonewall Jackson is at Staunton, pre
paring for another visit down the valley. He
will not have an owlispoted march.
The command of General Hatch is repot ted
to have penetrated as far as Rapirian station,
on the Virginia Central Railroad, seventy four
miles from Washington.
,665- The Rebel ancounts of the escape of
the iron clad boat Arkansas from Yazoo River
are, of eowse jubilant. The vessel is doubt
less a formidable foe —1,200 tons measurement
and powerfully built and armed. Van Dorn
reports that she ran through a dozen of the
Union vessels, that two of them struck their
colors, and one mortar boat disabled and
burned. The Arkansas lost ten killed and
fifteen woun led, but except that her smoke
stick was riddled the boat was not much in
jured He adds that all the Union vessels
save one sloop-of war mtm-d off to escape tl s
dreaded ram. We have received, via Cairo,
the Union account. It r-eems that, hearing
o l ' the intention to run out the Arkansas, the
gunboats Caron de-let and Tyler and ram Ln:-
eister went up to find her. Tbey came sud
denly upon her at a bend, and a sharp fight
ensued. l\e channel being tao narrow for
maneuvering, our boats dropped down stream,
the Arkansas following. At the bar, where
the Yazoo eaters the Mississippi, the Caron
d.-let dosed in and attempted to board,but the
Rebels kept the men off with hot steam. Roth
vessels groanded ; the Rebel soon got off,but
the Carondclet was fast for an hoar. The Ar
kansas hastened down the river, keeping tip a
fight with the Tyler. Strangely enough, the
gunboats of the fleet did not have steam tip,
and the vessels were scattered so that firing
was impossible without risk of hitting our own
boats. Such as could do so fired upon her.
A shot from Com. Farragut's boat went into
her larboard bow. Our fleet was very little
injured. One man was killed on the Rulon;.
seven killed and nine wounded on the Tyler ;
iliree killed and three wounded on the Lancas
ter—total, 12 killed, 15 wounded.
War On Sunday the Louisiana, brought to
Baltimore about 400 discharged Union prison
ers from Richmond. Stories differ as to their
treatment; tome say that all were used as well
as the resources of the Rebels warranted ;
others complained of being starved; they had
paid 25 cents apiece for potatoes and tomatoes
and could not obtain a supply; they had paid
25 cents, silver, for a sing'e canteeu of water
—one officer had bought S2O worth at that
price for distribution among those suffering.—
A captain of the regular cavalry lay six days
ou the battle-field, his wounds undressed, and
then paid a farmer SIOO to take him to Rich
mond. Our letters say that the temper of our
army is all fight, every man bring ready to
march upou Richmond. Appended to thrsa
I tiers is a list of deaths of Union soldiers at
Richmond, and of sick and wounded taken
from Gaiues's Mills.
Gen. Hatch's advance toward G.rd
oasville seems to have terribly frightened the
peoph there. The Lynchburg Jlepublican
(Rebel) soys : "Government officials with
blanched cheeks, were hurrying to and fro ;
pble-faced women with disheveled tresses, and
wringing their hands, rushed to the cars which
were to bear thera from the dangerous locality;
and, in short, there were few who did not par
ticipate in the general fear and confusion.''—
This was before the Uuion troops were any
where uear there.
4@r Gov. Morgan, on behalf the S'ate of
New York, assumes the responsibility of pro
claiming a bounty of SSO for each new re
cruit under the recent call for troops. Ho
does this to save the time and expeuse of a
special session of the Legislature, trusting that
that body will eudorse his action. There can
be no doubt that he will be fully sustained,
and he will certainly be unanimously applau
ded by the people.
KST A body of cavalry, of Gen. King's
command, porformed a brilliant feat on Friday.
They made a forced march from Fredericks
burg to the Virginia Central Railroad at Bea
ver Darn, 40 miles west of Richmond, destroy
ed the railroad and telegraph for several miles
burned the depot with 40,000 rounds of mus
ket ammunition and 100 barrels of flour, and
brought in one Captain as a prisoner, having
on their side bat ODB 6olJier wounded.