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NEWS FROM ALL NATIONS.
—The colouration of the anniversary of
the battle of Vfilson's creek took place at Concor
dia, Mo., on Thursday last. Gov. Fletcher was
prevented frc/n attending by official business, but
speeches were made by Congressmen Blow and
Anderson, Gen. Pile and others. A large number
of returned veterans who participated in the battle
—Madame .Tuinel, the widow of Aaron
Burr, who recently died at New York, left property
valued at $700,000. The Episcopal church in
Carniansville has been very small and quite poor.
She left the society money enough to build an ele
gant church, and made the rector her residuary,
by which he will inherit the snug sum of SIOO,-
—A Detroit officer who was taking a fe
male prisoner along from Saginaw in the cars, left
her for .\few minutes to gs into another car, when
the conductor came along, and the woman refusing
to pay her fare he put her oft' the train. The offi
cer was not a little chop-fallen when he learned
how he had lost his prisoner.
—An attempt was made on Sunday night
week, or the night previous, to rob the United
States Depository at the t'nstom-honse, Boston,
but for some unaccountable reason the robbers
were thwarted in their purposes when they were
apparently just on the eve of accomplishing their
—The twenty-sixth annual report of the
liegistrar General of births, deaths, and marriages
in England, shows that 347,000 persons were mar
ried, 727,417 children were born, and 473,887 per
sons died during the year ISC4.
—Mrs. Geer, of Clinton, Wayne county,
Mich., went into her pasture lot on Sunday, wear
ing a red shawl, when a ferocious bull attacked her,
driving his horns into her breast and instantly
—The bodies of two murdered men were
found on the railroad track near Jefferson ville.Ky.,
a few nights since. One was a discharged soldier.
—The War Department is daily issuing
orders remitting the verdicts of court-martial dur
ing the war, in the cases of persons sentenced to
serve out long terms of imprisonment.
—Boston has 20,614 houses now, to 15,-
877 in 1855. The number of families is 38,88(1,
against 29,810, and the 1. gal voters 33,853, against
23,342. So says the Herald of that city.
—There are 11.841 Indians residing in
the limits of the State of Michigan. The total
number in lb.- United States is estimated at 314.-
—lt is reported in Nashville that Presi
dent Johnson has pardoned Gen. Gideon J. Pillow
and Judge West H. Humphreys.
—A Mr. S. of Burlington, Vt., eloped last
week with the wives of three of the most respected
citizens of Nashua, N. Y. They crossed to Cana
da on a lumber barge, under cover of the night,
and were lust heard of at St. Leon, E., closely
pursued by one of the injured husbands.
—Gov. Ogelsby.who has been quite seri
ously indisposed for several days past, in consc
quenci- of pain and general prostration caused by a
rebel bullet, received at the battle of Corinth,
which remains in his body, is recovering, but is
still too feeble to attend to bis official business.
—Frank N. Case, who had recently been
convicted of having married ten wives, all living,
and of being on the point of marrying the eleventh,
committed suicide by hanging himself in the jail
at Cedar Falls, on Friday morning.
—Thomas Hamlin, while performing in
'•The Leap for death, in the Cincinnati Opera
House, on Monday evening week, fell a distance
of twenty-six Let, but fortunately was not seriously
—Mr. Mark M. Mitchell, of Yarmouth,
wagered $25 that he could walk to Portland, a dis
tance of 13 A miles, quicker than the steamboat
Clipper conld get there, and won it. Time 1 hour
and 4H minutes.
—Several arrests were lately made in
Cambria and Clearfield countys, of persons ac
cused of complicity in the conspiracy to resist the
draft, last summer. Those arrested have been ta
ken to Pittsburg for trial.
—A Kingston, Tenn., paper reports that
two men, while bathing, were bitten by some poi
sonous reptile, or water-dog, and both died imme
diately. Several similar instances have occurred
—Gen. Xegley and other 15 nnsylvania
officers have determined to erect, in Pittsburg, a
monument t* > the memory of the soldiers from Al
legheny county who fill in the war.
-- i lie President, his family and his ex
ecutive staff, have arranged to make an excursion
down the Potomac, to the capes, on Saturday.—
They will probably -t turn on Monday morning.
Friday week the Union Hotel at Sara
togo entertained 1460 people, who consumed P240
pounds of beefsteak, exclusive of other meats, and
100 quarts of ice cream.
—Cotton of this year's growth has been
brought to the New Orleans market. It was raised
seven miles below the city.
—Hon C. C. Cole, Supreme Judge of
lowa, has written a letter in favor of negro suff
rage. He was a Democratic leader betore the
—Several citizens of Richmond are in
Washington to make representations concerning
the recent municipal election in that city.
—Edward I'. Cone has been appointed
Direct Tax Commissioner for the state of Tenn
esee, vice Delano T. Smith, resigned.
—The Post-Master General has recently
concluded contracts for carrying the mails between
ltichmond and Petersburg and Weldon, N. C.
—Brig-Gen. Kent is appointed Provost-
Marshal General of Texas.
—During last week the Post Office De
partment reopened 30 offices in the Southern
— r i lie Mayor of Mobile has given public
notice that negro testimony is not valid against
—lt is stated that only one in five hun
dred of the President's business visitors is a ne
—Brig-Gen. Dent has been assigned to
the command of the garrison at Washington.
Ibe disbanding of the Signal Corps of
the army has commenced, under orders from the
Secretary of War.
—The total number of National banks
now ill operation is 1,524, with an authorized cap
ital of 8387,330,241.
—The Democratic State Central Commit
tee of Wisconsin, published*n call for a State Con
vention, to be held at Madison on the 20th of Sep
—Petroleum has been found in Tenn
essee, on Marrowbone creek, Cheatham County,
only sixtren miles from Nashville, so says the
---The Provost-Marshal of Mobile has is
sued an order requiring the arrest of negroes found
Upon the streets after 9 o'clock at night without
passes from their employers.
—St. George's Methodist church, Phila
delphia, ill vine-st., near fourth, was destroyed by
fire* on Saturday, and several adjacent buildings
Were much injured.
Towanda, Thursday, August 24, 1865.
I 11 ion State Ticket.
EOLT AUDITOR GENERAL,
JOIIN F. IIARTRNFT, MONT.FRY CO.
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL,
JOHN M. CAMPBELL, CAMBRIA CO.
T'MOX STATE CONVENTION.
The proceedings ot the I nion State Con
vention which met at llarrisburg, on the
17th inst., will be found in this paper. The
result of the deliberations of that body
should be cause of congratulation to every
Union man in the State. The platform
adopted is broad and comprehensive, and
embodies the views of the loyal and patri
otic portion of the people.
Major General JOHN F. IIARTRAXET is of
Montgomery county, and at present a citi
zen of Norristown. His first business en
gagements were in connection with the con
struction of some of the improvements in
that part of the State, he then acting in the
capacity of a civil engineer. Later in life,
young IIARTRAXET devoted himself to the
study of law, to the practice of which pro
fession he was admitted with great honor.
After pursuing the law for soine years, the
war of the rebellion was precipitated,when
the lawyer immediately become a soldier,
and was called to the command of one of
the first "Three Months' Regiments." In this
I connection it will be leniembored that the
: 4th Regiment refused to go into a fight be
i cause its time had expired while the battle
was in progress. Col. Hartranfl remained
on the field when his regiment marehed off',
j and was placed on Gen. Franklin's staff', who
I complimented him for his braverg. The con
duct which distinguished our candidate for
Auditor General, thus early in the war, has
characterized his carreer during* the entire
struggle. He has been engaged in all parts
of the country as a soldier in defence of the
Government—has fought bravely in very
many battles, and has to-day a record as
glorious as that of any man in the nation.
His capacity for civil station is as great,
| too, as was his ability as a soldier. A
clear-beaded lawyer, a close business man,
and a conscientious gentleman in all his
actions, no fairer or safer official could be
: selected to guard the interest of the people
in the Auditor General's office in Pennsyl
vania, than JOHN F. HARTRANFT.
Coi.. Jacob M. CAMCREIJ. is a citizen of
, Cambria county, and entered the volunteer
, military service, as Colonel of the 54th
Regt. P. V. The 54 th was organized at
| Camp Curtin in July, 1861, from volunteers
recruited in Dauphin, Somerset, Carbon,
Montour, Northampton and Lehigh counties,
I Col. Campbell, early after his appearance
in the field, was promoted to the command
i of a brigade, in which position he perform
ed good and valiant service. Indeed,.the
record of Col. Campbell extends over fields
win re some of the hardest fought battles
lof the war took place. For his gallantry
in the contest he has been frequently com
. 1 plimeuted by bis superior officers, and for
his services to his country in the hour of
' j its peril, a grateful people will shortly ex
hibit their estimation of his worth by elec
-1 | ting him to one of the most important po
sitions in their gift.
HARK, FROM THE TOMBS!
The last Bradford Argus contains an ad
dress purporting to emenatc from the
■ | " People's Union County Committee," ad
l dressed to the Electors of Bradford County,
I and devoted to abuse of Hon. GEORGE LAN
i mix. This precious document is signed by
1 E. A. PARSONS, CHARI.ES H. AMF.S, HARRY B.
INGRAM, JOHN P. BLOOD, WILLIAM H. DECKER,
and WILLIAM 11. BARTO, purporting to con
stitute said Committee. It is prefaced by
a note from E. A. PARSONS, Chairman, as
serting that the editor of the Reporter had
declined to give it a place in his paper,
i Of all the political performances we
1 have ever witnessed, the issuing of this ad
dress, and soliciting its publication in our
columns, is the coolest. The impudence of
' the transaction rises almost to sublimity.
The Chairman of the Committee,the Gabriel
' who has sounded the trump to bring forth
the People's Party from the quiet sleep of
its death and burial, is the publisher of the
Argus, which paper he transferred on the
eve of the last Presidential election to the
Democrats of the County "for a consider-
I at ion," throwing off the thin disguise with
. which he had vainly attempted to conceal
his recreancy to Republican principles.
• The People's party of the County, has long
i since passed away. The honest, mis-gui
guided portion have returned to the .old
- standard, while a few uneary spirits, am
ongst whom were the Chairman, and
- some of his associates on the Committee,
1 , have passed into the Democratic fold. The
Argus, itself, has became the Democratic
' | organ of the County. But now, when there
seems to be a probability that Mr. LANUON
may become a candidate for Senator, the
organization of the People's Party is resur
j rected, in the vain hope of misleading and
deceiving some credulous Republicans.
\\ e predict that this manoeuver will prove
, as unprofitable a speculation as the pur
chase of the Argus last fall. It won't pay
expenses. The Argus has become too well
known as a Copperhead sheet of the most
virulent stripe, to effect anything by a res
urrection of the People's Party. The arti
i fic-c of attempting to restore that party to
life,is too shallow to deceive any body The
Democratic leaders maj attempt it as they
please, but they will find that their new
■ fi mud friends have lost the confidence of
the Republicans of the County, and are
thoroughly understood and appreciated.
ifey"* From Fortress Monroe we have a
revival of the report that preparations are
being made for the early trial of Jeff. Da
; vis at that place.
jgtty A large number of pardons were
granted on Saturday,principally to citizens
j of Virginia of the $20,000 class.
UNION STATE CONVENTION
The delegates to the Union State Conven
tion for the nomination of candidates -for
Auditor General and Surveyor General as
seinbled Thursday, August 17th, 1865, in
the hall of the House of Representatives,
and at 12 o'clock M. were called toorder by
Hon. Simon Cameron, Chairman of the
Union State Central Committee.
Ou motion of Jeremiah Nichols, of Phila
delphia, the Hon. John Cessna was appoin
ted temporary President of the body.
On taking the Chair, Mr. Cessna ad
dressed the Convention eloquently and
A temporary organization was effected,
as follows : Hon. John K More-head of Al
legheny, and Hon. Jeremiah Nichols nf
Philadelphia, vice presidents ; and Messrs.
J. B. Gara of Erie, and Wayne McVeigh of
The first business in order being the call
ing of the roll, the order was proceeded
with by districts, the delegates answering
to their names. In the cases of the Berks
and the Lycoming, Union and Snyder del
egates, the seats of the delegates were con
On motion of lion. Thaddeus Stevens, of
Lancaster, the Chair was empowered to
appoint a committee of five on contested
seats, to whom should be referred the cre
dentials of all parties in regard to whose
seats a contest existed.
On motion, a deputation of gentlemen re
presenting the Association of Loyal Penn
sylvanians, resident in Wasoiugton City,
I). C., Mr. Thomas McXamara chairman,
were admitted to seats on the lloor without
the privilege of participating in the pro
Mr. Robert B. Caruahan, of Alleghney,
moved that a committee, to consist of one
from each Senatorial district, be appointed
to report officers for the permanent organ
ization of tiie Convention. Agreed to.
On motion, the rules of the Uouse of
Representatives of Pennsylvania were a
dopted for the government of the Conven
Mr. Kugler, of Montgomery, presented
the following from the County Convention
of Montgomery :
ResiAeeil, That we consider the idea recently
promulgated in the State Legislature, that the
Union men of that body should adopt no law un
acceptable to the Opposition members of the par
ticular locality to which it applies as unsound, un
just, and calculated to destroy confidence among
the members of our organization, since it leaves
the Union members of Opposition counties en
tirely at the mercy of their opponents ; and we di
rect our delegates this day elected to Harrisburgto
lay this resolution before the Convention.
The resolution was referred.
The Chair announced the following as
the Committee on Permanent Organization:
Messrs. Ketclmm, of Luzerne ; King, of
Philadelphia ; Montgomery, of Lycoming ;
Todd, of Cumberland, and Fiske, ol North
The body then took a recess of two hours.
REASSEMBLING OF THE CONVENTION.
The Convention reassembled at four o'-
The Committee ou Contested Seats made
a report in the cases of the Berks, and the
Union, Lycoming, and Snyder delegations ;
settling the disputes in those cases. The
report was adopted.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza
tion reported for President, Henry John
son, of Crawford, and a list of vice presi
dents and secretaries.
Mr. Johnson was escorted to the chair,
and brieily returned thanks for the honor
The next business in order being the re
port of the Committee on Resolutions, the
chairman, Mr. Wayne McVeigh, of Chester,
read the following series of resolutions :
The Union party of Pennsylvania, in
.State Convention assembled, declare
Ist. That as representatives of the loyal
people of the Commonwealth, we reverently
desire to offer gratitude to Almighty God,
whose favor has vouchsafed victory to the
! national arms and enabled us to eradicate
I the crime of slavery from our land, and to
I render treason against the Republic im
' possible forevermore ; and next to him our
J thanks are due and hereby tendered to our
i brave soldiers and sailors, who, by their
endurance, sacrifices, and illustrious hero
i ism, have secured to their country peace,
! and to the down-trodden everywhere an
asylum of liberty ; who have shown that
1 war for the restoration of the Union is not
a " failure," and whose valor has proven
for all time the fact that this Government
| of the people, by the people for the people,
| is as invincible in its strength as it is ben
eficent in its operations.
2d. Resolved, That revering the memory
; of Abraham Lincoln, the great martyr to
liberty, we cannot show greater honor to
! his name than by a generous support to
his fellow-patriot and successor, Andrew
Johnson, the President of the United States,
who has been called to complete a task
which was left unfinished. His unbending
patriotism in the past is a sure guarantee
that in the momentous future the authority
of the Government will be upheld and the
rights and the liberties of all the citizens
of the Republic secured.
od. Resolved, That the mild and generous
■ method of reconstruction offered by the
i President to the people lately in rebellion,
in the judgment of this Convention, has
| not been accepted in a spirit of honest
loyalty and gratitude, but with such evi
dences of defiance and hostility as to im
! pel us to the conviction that they cannot be
safely entrusted with the political rights
! which they forfeted by their treason, until
they have proven their acceptance of the
results of the war, and incorporated them
in constitutional provisions, securing to all
| men within their borders their inalienable
rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happi
4th. Resolved, That, having conquered
the rebellious States, they should be held
in subjugation, and the treatment they are
to receive, and the laws which are to gov
ern them, should be referred to the law
making power of the nation, to which they
sth. Resolved, That as the late rebellion
was wantonly precipitated by the property
holders of the South, it is but just that they
should pa)' the expenses of the war, and
Congress should declare as forfeited and
vested in the Government the property of
all rebels whose estates expeed the sum of
ten thousand dollars ; and that proceeds of
the property so confiscated should be ap
plied to increase the pensions of those en
titled thereto by the casualties of the war ;
to pay the damages done by the enemy to
loyal citizens, and to reduce the burden of
the national debt.
fith. Resolved, That it is the duty of Con
gress so to revise the revenue laws as to
afford increased protection to American in
dustry ; to secare the development of in
dustrial wealth of the people ; to reader la
bor profitable and rumunerative ; to build
up home markets for our agriculturists ;
to attract capital to the mineral fields of
the country, and to provide revenue for
the maintenance of the public credit. And
this Convention recognizes the chief enemy
to a policy of protection in that European
power which for four years has furnished
piratical vessels of war to rebels, and thus
endeavored to drive our commerce from the
7th. Resolved, That any attempt by for
eign nations to establish Monarchical Gov
ernment on this continent is evidence of u
design to destroy Republican institutions.
Regard for our own safety, and for the fu
ture security of the Republic, demand that
no such attempt should succeed.
sth. Resolved, That it is the duty of Con
gress to secure the full Federal bounty to
all honorably discharged soldiers, irrespec
tive of date of iheir enlistment.
l)th. Resolved, That we recognize in Ed
win M. Stanton, the present honest and
able head of the Department of War, a
public servant who has deserved well of
ins country, and has borne himself so clear
iu his great office as to merit the earnest
gratitude of all loyal men ; and we tender
to him, and to his distinguished colleagues
in the Cabinet, our thanks for their val
uable r-e: vices in the cause of liberty and
. th. Resolved, That the constant devo
tion oi Governor Curtin to the best inter
ests of the State and nation, during the
last four years, and bis indefatigable ef
forts, on all occasions, to pay the just debt
of gratitude we owe our national defen
ders, not merely by words, but also by
deeds, entitles him to the thanks of every
loyal citizen of Pennsylvania.
11th. Resolved, That this Convention,!
representing the loyal people of Pennsyl
vania, recognize the claims of our citizen
soldiers on our confidence and gratitude,
and that, iu the nominations for offices, es
pecial regard should be paid to the claims
of those who have faithfully served their
country in the army or the navy, in the
suppression of the rebellion.
12tli. Resolved, That the leaders of the
Democratic party stand arraigned before
the people of Pennsylvania for constantly
obstructing the efforts of the constituted
authorities to maintain the life of the re- i
public. They did this by inllaniiug the
passions of the ignorant followers against
the legally elected officers of the Federal
Government, and refraining from all re
proach against treason or armed traitors ;
by procuring a decision from the Democrat
ic Judges of our Supreme Court denying
the right of the Government to services of
citizens of this State for the defence of our
imperilled country ; by discouraging men
from volunteering into the armies of the
union, thus rendering it necessary to suc
cumb to treason, or to pay large bounties,
and so burdening every ward, township,
and borough in the State with debt to fill
the ranks of our armies ; by opposing the
enlistment of negroes for our defence al
though thus one white man less was re
quired for every black one who could be
enlisted, and this at the very moment when
the battle of Gettysburg was raging on
the soil of Pennsylvania, and the result of
that decisive battle was uncertain ; by de
nying to our soldiers the right to vote
while fighting for the llag of our fathers, on
the plea that sueli rights were not allowed
by our Constitution, and by opposing an
amendment which removed the objection
and relieved our brave soldiers from this
disability ; by exaggerating public indebt
edness, denying public credit, and teaching
that the financial resources of the North
were unequal to the suppression of rebell
ion ; by a shameful opposition to the meas
ures for extending relief to the families of
Union soldiers ; by a malignant effort by
these means to secure the success of the
rebels in the field, or such a protraction of
the war as would exhaust the nation in its
effort to subdue their friends ; by now heap
ing abuse upon the Government for punish
ing assassins and their accomplices ; by
demanding the release of leading traitors ;
by frowning down all attempts to punish
ment the fiends who starved our soldiers ;
by assuring rebels that neither in person
or property shall they be punished for their
crimes. And if anything were wanting to
complete their infamy, we have it in their
determined opposition to free labor and to
a tariff, which, while it would make labor
profitable by protecting the workingmen of
Pennsylvania from British competition,
would largely increase the revenue esseu
tial to the maintenance of the public faith
Mr. Cessna called for a division of the
question on the resolutions, the first divis
ison to embrace the platform, excepting the
resolutions relative to the selection of sold
iers as the candidates of the Convention,
and referring to the appointment of mem
bers of the State Central Committee ; the
second division to embrace the resolution
relative to the selection of soldiers as the
candidates of tiie Convention, and the third
division to be the resolution relative to the
appointment of the State Central Commit
Mr. Todd said that the platform contain
ed resolutions for which lie could not vote,
among others the resolution proposing
wholesale confiscation of the lands of the
Southern people. He contended that if a
man was guilty of crime he should he pun
ished, and that a man thus guilty should
not escape punishment because he was not
worth a certain amount of money. The
proposition seemed to be not to punish men
because of their complicity with treason,
but because of their being worth ten thou
sand dollars. The policy indicated by the
resolution was unjust, inasmuch as it could
not be disputed that it was the poor man of
the South who formed the bone and muscle
of the rebellion.
The Chairman called attention to the fact
that the question before the body was upon
the motion of Mr. Cessna as to the form of
considering the resolutions.
Mr. Todd said that he was about to pro
pose an amendment to the original motion
providing for taking up the resolutions sep
A vote was then taken on the amendment,
when it was not agreed to.
The first portion of the question on the
motion of Mr. Cessna was then determined
affirmatively,the platfotm in the main being
The second portion of the question was
stated to be 011 the resolution recognizing
the claims of our citizen soldiers, and re
commending that in nominations for officers
special regard should be paid to the claims
of those who had faithfully served their
country in the army or navy.
Mr. Todd moved to amend the resolution
by substituting therefor the folio wing :
That this Convention, representing the
loyal people of Pennsylvania, recognizes
the claims of our citizen soldier, in its con
fidence and gratitude, as superior to all
others ; and that, in token of the sincerity
of this, its declaration, it will nominate
none as candidates for office who have not
proved their loyalty and patriotism by ser
vices in the field against the enemies of the
He stated that the resolutions of the Con
vention were replete with expressions of ad
miration for the soldier ; and if the Conven
tion now, when the question was presented
practically, should disregard those claims,
woe be to the man who stood upon the plat
form of this Convention. He implored the
Convention, by the record of its past his
tory, still to stand by the soldier, and not
to dig the political grave of the party. He
wished to put upon record his own position,
and would, therefore, call the yeas and
Mr. Lynn Bartholomew, of Schuylkill,ad
dressed the Coriventiou in a forcible speech.
He came to vote for the best man for the
place. No man had a right to bind his fel
low-men to vote for a particular class. He
did not believe in erecting any class in
America, either political, military or civil,
as superior to any other. To say that the
life of the Union party depended upon two
paltry positions, worth about SI,BOO a year,
The discussion was continued by Hon.
Thaddeus Stevens,of Lancaster ; Hon. John
Cessna, of Bedford, and Hon. J. L. Vincent,
of Erie. It was contended, in opposition
to the amendment, that it was really a pro
position to create a nobility out of a cer
tain class, thereby degrading to that extent
all other classes
A vote was then taken on the amendment
proposed by Mr. Todd, which resulted as j
follows : Yeas, 17 ; nays, 111.
The amendment was consequently disa
The resolution was then agreed to.
The next portion of the question was I
stated to be on the resolution as follows :
That the State Central Committee shall |
consist of four members from the city of j
Philadelphia, two from each of the counties
of Allegheny, Dauphin and Berks, and one j
person from each of the remaining counties j
of the State to be appointed ; the names to j
be submitted by the respective delegations !
to the chairman to be appointed by this
The resolution, after discussion, was
postponed for the present.
On motion of Mr. Cessna, the Couven-!
tion proceeded to the selection of a candi-}
date for Auditor General, when the follow
ing nominations were made : Major Gen. j
John F. Hartrauft, of Montgomery ; John j
A. Iliestand, of Lancaster ; R. 15. McComb, j
of Lawrence; Gen. Charles Albright, of j
Carbon ; General John L. Selfridge, of
A ballot was then taken, with the follow
The first ballot resulted as follows: Hart
rauft, <53 ; iliestand, 39 ; McComb, 20 ;
Albright, 3 ; Selfridge, 5.
Several delegates changed their votes to ;
Hartranft, who was unanimously declared :
the nominee by acclamation.
A ballot for Surveyor General resulted
as follows :
Col. Jacob M. Campbell, of Cambria, 92 ; ,
Gen. James Negley, of Schuylkill, 27 ; I
Price X. Blair, ol Huntingdon, 2, Col. Camp- j
bell was declared nominated.
lion. John Cessna, of Bedford, was ap
pointed Chairman of the State Central Com
The nominees of the Convention were
then introduced, and returned thanks in
brief addresses, when the Convention ad
journed sine die.
THE ATLANTIC CABLE.
HEART'S CONTENT, Aug. 15.
Via ASPY BAY, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1865,
The British war-steamers Terrible and
Galatea arrived at St. John, N. F., at 9 o'-
clock on Tuesday evening the 15th inst.
The steamship Great Eastern returned
to Sheerness on the lltli inst.
Cap. Napier reports as followes:
The cable parted on Wednesday, the 2d
inst., at noon, in 1,950 fathoms of water.
It was then grappled for three different
times, and raised 1,200 900 and 600 ,fath
Each time the grappling broke, but the
cable remained unbroken.
The Great Eastern returned to England
: for stronger and better gear
Mr. Varley, one of the electricians, writes
most encouragingly in regard to the cable,
i lie says :
"We found no difficulty whatever in
• grappling the cable, even in the greatest
j depth of water. As soon as proper tackle
is prepared we will probably commence
grappling for the cable again, 100 miles
east of the break, where the water is only
1,500 fathoms deep. The buoy rides tire
waves well, being fastened by pieces of
" Mr. Field is in good health and spir
DIARY OK MR. C. W. FIELD.
The following is Mr. Field's diary :
STEAMSHIP GREAT EASTERN, ATLANTIC OCEAN,
Six o'clock. FriiLy Evening. Aug. 11, 1865.
The steamship Great Eastern sailed from
the Nore, off Sheerness, on Saturday, July
15 at 12A o'clock.
At 2| o'clock on Monday afternoon, 17th,
she over hauled the Carolina that left Lon
don on the sth inst. with the shore end on
lon board. She had been detained by bad
I weather. We took her in tow, and arri
' ved off Valeutia at 6| a. in. of Wednesday.
As the weather was unfavorable, the
j Carolina went into Valentia harbor, and the
Great Eastern to Beerhaven, Bantry Bay,
followed the next day by her Majesty's
I steamers Terrible and Spliynx. The twen
i ty-seven miles of the heavy shore end were
successfully laid from the Carolina, towed
by the steamer Hawk.
On Saturday, the 22d, at o'clock, the
next afternoon, the splice between the main
cable and the shore and was completed,
and the Great Eastern, the Terrible and
Sphynx steamed toward Newfoundland,
while the Carolina and Hawk returned to
All went on in the most satisfactory man
ner until 9:20 a. m. 011 Monday, the" 24th,
when a partial loss of insulation suddenly
Shortly after this the speed of the ships
was reduced, and the cable paid out more
slowly, while tests were applied to locate
the fault, which was found to be in the wa
ter some miles astern of the Great Eas
At 8:50 a. m. the cable was transferred
to the pieking-up apparatus at the bows,
and we began to haul in the cable.
This operation was frequently suspended
by want of steam in the boiler attached to
the picking-up apparatus, and during the
day a portable boiler was connected with
At 8:05 o'clock the next morning the
fault was brought on board, and found to
have been caused by a piece of iron wire
similar to that used in the manufacture of
the cable, about two inches long, having
been forced between the outer wires and
through the gutta percha into the copper
Ten and a quarter miles of cable were
recovered, the fault cut out, and a new
splice made, the cable re-transferred to
the paying-out machine at the stern, and at
9:10 a m. Tuesday, the 25th, all was agaiu
in perfect order and the fleet 011 its way to
America, having been detained 3} hours
and 50 minutes.
At noon 011 Wednesday, the 26th, the
Great Eastern was 178 miles from Valentia
and there had been paid out, including the
17 miles on the shore end, 199 miles of ca
ble ; depth of water, 1,750 fathoms. Tests
Thi rsday, July 27.—The ship ran in the |
last 24 hours 141 miles, and paid out 158 j
miles of cable. Depths of water, 2,160 j
fathoms. Tests very good.
Friday, July 28.--Distance made, 155J
miles. Cable paid out, 174 miles. Water!
1,950 fathoms. Tests very good.
SATURDAY, July 29. —Distance run, 160
miles. Cable paid out, 176 miles. Depth
of water, 1,900 fathoms. Tests very good.
At 12:00 p. m. it was discovered that
there was a serious fault in the cable, which
entirely cut off communication with the
Hhore. The ship was stopped and the cable
transferred to the picking up gear, which
commenced hauling it in at 9:14 p. ni.
After picking up two and a quarter miles
of cable the fault came on board, and on
examination proved to have been caused
by a stout piece ot wire having been driven
entirely through the cable.
The two and a quarter miles of cable
were recovered from a depth of 1,900 latii
The operation of picking up from this
great depth was frequently interupted by
want of steam.
The night being very dark and foggy,
the operation of lowering the splice ami
transferring the cable to the paying-out
machinery, at the stern, was postponed un
til the next morning.
The Great Eastern was, by the able
management ofCapt. Anderson, kept up all
night to the cable, and so prevented any
strain, beyond the cable's own weight,
coming on it.
At 8:10 a. in. the splice had been suc
cessfully lowered, and the ship was again
on her course.
The detention by this fault was eighteen
hours and forty-four minutes, and most
anxious hours and minutes they were
On Sunday, July 30, the distance made
was 24 miles, and 37 miles of the cable
were paid out. Depth of water, 1,900 fath
oms. Tests very good.
MONDAY, July 31. —Distance run, 134
miles; cable paid out, 108 iniles ; water,
1,770 fathoms. Tests very good.
TUESDAY, Aug. 1.--Distance made, 105
miles ; cable paid out, 179 miles : water,
1,709 fathoms. Tests very good.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2. —At 5:27 a. m. on
resuming the insulation tests, it was dis
covered that there was a partial loss of
insulation. The ship was soon afterward
stopped, and the cable transferred to the
picking-up gear at the bows, ihe opera
tion of hauling in commenced. The engine
used for picking up stopped for want of
water for a considerable time. Iwo utiles
had been recovered, ami the cable was cut
to see whether the fault hud come on board
At about 12:30 p. ui. the cable caught and
chafed on the mouth of the "horse-pipe"
ami was with considerable difficulty remov
ed, and at 12:35 it parted on board where
it was injured, just behind the stoppers,
and in a moment the end disappeared in
Distance run in the last 24 hours, lit!
iniles ; cable paid out 132 miles ; recov
ered two miles ; depth of water, 1,950 fath
Total distance from Yalentia, 1,003 miles;
total distance to lleait's Content, GOU miles;
total cable paid out 1,312 iniles, equal to
14 per cent.
Steamed back toward Valeutia 12 miles,
and commenced dragging for the cable.
Thursday, at 4 a. ni., it being evident
from tiie strain that the grapple had caught
the cable, we began to haul it, and at 11:50,
when 1,150 fathoms of grappling rope had
been got on board, a shackle broke near
the ship, and 1,400 fathoms of the rope sank
with the cable to the bottom of the Atlan
A buoy was lowered with 2,400 fathoms
of cable, and a "mushroom'" to hold it and
mark the spot. During the operation of
picking up the machinery gave way. It is
supposed that a tooth broke off by the
strain, and this getting in between the
spur-wheel smashed the latter. This acci
dent happened twice, and the operation of
hauling in had to be performed by the cap
FRIDAY AND SUNDAY —Weather unfavor
able for recovering the cable.
MONDAY, Aug. 7.—Lowered another grap
nel. At 9:10 p. m., commenced dragging
for the cable. At Bp. m. began to haul in,
| continued to do so slowly all night. •
TUESDAY, Aug. B.—At 7:50 a. m., 1,000
fathoms of grapnel had been hauled in
when the shackles broke just inside the
ship. Lost in this attempt 1,500 fathoms
of rope. A second buoy was lowered to
mark the spot.
The balance of this day and all the next
was fully occupied iu having new shackles
made for the hauling-in rope, altering the
| capstan, and making preparations for an
other attempt to recover the cable.
Had the apparatus been ready the weath
er on Wednesday was much too rough to
attempt any operations.
The two buoys rode out the gales in this
THURSDAY, 10th.—At 7 o'clock a. m. we
began to lower the grapnel,and at 8:55 had
out 2,460 fathoms—all that was on board
the ships—commenced dragging for the
cable, and continued to do so until the
evening, when we began to haul in slowly.
FRIDAY, lltli.—At 6 a. m. we finished
hauling in the 2,460 fathoms of rope, when
the grapnel came up foul with its own
At 11 a. tn. we began to lower the grap
nel again, and as soon as all the 2,400 fath
oms were paid out we commenced dragging
until 3:55 p. in., when we began to haul in
It was soon evident by the great strain
that tlm grapnel had caught the cable,
At 7 p. m., when 710 fathoms had been
recovered, the rope parted.
As there was not sufficient rope on board
the Great Eastern to resume grappling, it
was decided that she should return at once
SUSQUEHANNA COLLEGIATE INSTL
TOIV AN J) A, BRADFORD CO., PA.
Rev. JAMES McWlLLlAM,Principal, Professor of An
cient Languages, and Mental and Moral Sciences
JOHN HEWITT, A. B. Professor of Mathematics
and Natural Science.
JOHN W. CRAWFORD, Teacher of Vocal Music.
Miss CLARA A. STOCKWELL, Preceptress.
Miss JULIA STEVENS, Associate Preceptress.
Miss SUSAN D. WOOD, Teacheroflnstrumental Music.
LUTHER H. SCOTT, Steward, Mrs. SCOTT, Matron.
The Fall Term commences WEDNESDAY, SEPT.
13, and will continue 14 weeks.
TI'ITION, PER TERM :
[Payable invariably in advance, or one-half on entering
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and contingencies included.]
Preparatory $7 00
Higher, Ist year, per term g 00
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Collegiate, • 11 00
N. B. Pupils will be classed by the most advanced
branch they respectively pursue.
Pupils using scholarships are charged #2 per ti rm for
fuel and contingents.
French $3 00
Drawing 3 00
Board in the Institute per week 3 00
Washing, per dozen 50
Use of Furniture in rooms, per term 1 50
The Collcgiaie year is divided into three terras of 14
weeks each. The Anniversary exercises will be held at
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No deduction will be made for absence, except in case
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Boarders will themselves find fuel and light, but in all
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No pains will be spared, on the part of the Facuitv
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JAMES McWILLIAM, Prinoipal.
Aug, 21, 1864,
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