Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, March 15, 1866, Image 1

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■ How sleep the brave who sink to rest,
Hi all their country's wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy fingers cold,
j;,. turns to deck their ballow'd mould,
she there shall dress a sweeter sod,
Thau Fancy's feet have ever trod.
BY Fairy hands their knell is rung,
piv form unseen their dirge is sung !
There Honor comes a pilgrim gray.
To bless the turf that wraps their clay,
And Freedom shall awhile repair.
To dwell a weeping hermit there !"
[t was a splendid morning, clear and deliciously
The breeze that came stealing up through
j mes seemed freighted with the fragrance of a
iisaml flowers. We were returning from the
„ist battle-field of the rebellion, and all were exul
i.iit. But how the spirits fell as we approach the
riupty camps and dismantled works around the
great stronghold of treason. An air of utter
.naeliness pervaded everything. The camps, lute
vso full of soldier-life, were empty. The great
rwn earthworks were deserted. The sentinel
ad kept his last watch, the picket fired his last
t and alone, under the pines and in the trench
•, Were sleeping the fallen. The fresh grass was
•cringing, the spring flowers blossoming, and the
vild vines twining a tangled network of brown and
.■recti, as if to hide them from the sight of Ornni
i .itmce. Shoulder to shoulder, as they had fought,
they lay. m twos, and threes, and scores, heedless
i drum or bugle note, awaiting the final sum
awns that should awaken them o the roll-call of
Under the sobbing willow.
Out on the bloody plain,
With the cold earth for a pillow,
Heedless of sun or rain ;
In the empty trenches,
Along the guarded line,
Beneath the swaying branches,
Under the moaning pine.
Scattered hither and thither,
Further than eye could see,
Buried within the thicket,
Under a hedge or tree ;
Sleeping upon the hillside,
In by-path, meadow, and lane,
Lying along the wayside.
Scattered over the plain.
Some were carefully guarded,
Fenced with a brother's care,
Many a one discarded,
Trampled, barren, and bare ;
Some w re but freshly sodded,
Many a one between,
O'er which coiled vines were twining,
Tangled network of green,
Where, in the warm bright sunlight.
Wild-flowers. tiny anil frail,
Scattered their snowy blossoms,
Bent to the passing gale :
V blue-bird sang in the thicket,
A dirge mournfully shrill;
Twas echoed in the forest,
Answered along the hill.
Springtime. Summer, and Autumn,
In turn have run their race.
Aud Nature's icy fetters.
Binds earth in chill embrace ;
< almly through storm and starlight
On the hillside and plain—
Oalmly through long night-watches.
Sleep the host of the slain.
U tu.iest, and dew, and sunlight,
And the warm trickling rain.
Have worn away the hillocks.
Washed >ut the crimson stain :
Lev ung the massive earthworks.
Smoothed the trampled sod.
Wore out the trace of battle,
W here angry foenien trod.
"L, (Ion! that storm and sunlight,
Or the swift passing years,
b'ould wash away the sorrow,
Bry up the flowing tears ;
lb-store the fallen brothers sleep go far apart,
Repair the broken household.
Bind up the l>iet ding heart.
I Icier the cold, damp greensward
Ihe boys are sleeping still,
I he empty chair is waiting
In the homestead on the hill.
Sleep on'. the prayers of millions
W ill hallow the trampled sod,
Loll on through the coming ages,
1 p the throne of GOD.
SANTIAGO, Dec. 1860.
rev. rend divine, who was But a so-so
L, •' U< i' '"' ln R culled upon accidentally for a ser
; "Gt'-d a triend what he should preach about;
tt*i t ' le coolly replied, "about five niin
. SK * l' :t discovered the respective na
'■it '| H '''stinctiou and a difference. He says,
. 4 WUe difference" frequently makes many
• *hile "a little distinction" attracts hosts
■ mends
''ijc tolI(, W : toast we find going the
fresse- 4 ' le .Bress : It ex-presses truth, it re
• vrror, im-presses knowledge, de-pressea
™"> J. and op.presses none."
Wt '■"' Wor ' l ' hi "' y° u w '"
vaj.i ? m t>ition. Go into the lonely church
' " d you will find vaulted ambition.
, "I thoughts make death less fearful,
*Wld *1 will he our companions in all
ua Unk our future to our present being.
K - O. GOODRICH, Publisher.
My last letter, I wrote to you from Paris,
where 1 have been staying tor three weeks,
visiting its various objects of interest, and
feeling, as I took leave of it, that 1 had
much more to see at some more favorable
season of the year, when the gardens with
which its vicinity abounds, are in their
prime. And now the scene has changed.
I am now in the south of France, at Nice,
looking out upon the great blue Mediterra
nean, the same sea upon which St. Paul
saib d, and stiff red shipwreck on his way
to Rome ; and upon whose Borders,so much
ot history lias transpired. Its waters wash
the shores of the Holy Land,as well as what
were once the kingdom of Greece and
Rome. I have traveled some six or seven
hundred mile since I last wrote you. I
first came to Marseilles, win re I rested a
day. Leaving Paris at night, at a quarter
to eight, I saw the next morning, the an
cient town of Avignon, for some time the
residence of the Popes, and reached Mar
sailes at half past twelve. All along my
journey this day, I passed the olive groves
so common in the south of France. There
are great quantities of olives raised here
on account of the oil expressed from th in,
which is used for so many purposes. The
tree is also used for fuel here, and I am
now sitting by a cheerful fire made of it,
listening, as I write to you, to the gentle
plash of the waves of the Mediterranean,
as the moonlight ot this beautiful Decem
ber night shines upon them. I could hard
ly bear to think that that beautiful wood,
of which 1 had already treasured up some
specimens iu my study at iiome, we used
as common fuel.
Marseilles is the great commercial port
of France, as Liverpool is of England, or
New York of our country. Iu fact, I felt
nearer home when I walked around among
its shipping, than I had since 1 left Liver
pool, where I first landed. I thought how
soon 1 might find a vessel that would Bear
me homeward, toward those I love so well.
1 had a three hours' walk that afternoon
about the city, climbing a high bill, where
on is a chapel to which sailors bring their
offerings oil their safe return from sea.—
From this hiil 1 saw the sun set in the Med
iterranean, lighting up the distant hill with
a delicate rose color. The next morning I
had a fine ride out of the city, by a drive
Called the "Prado," and through the beauti
ful grounds of a chateau, which are thrown
open to the public, and around by the bor
ders of the sea, into the city. That same
afternoon I left tin Nice, about one hundred
miles, which I reached between eight and
nine on Saturday li ght. Here I found
American friends who came over the ocean
m the same ship, and at whose hospitable
house in Carboudale I had often been enter
On Sunday we attended together the En
glish Church, which comes nearest to our
own, as the service is nearly the same ; and
the next day being Christmas, we went
again. Services were held both morning
and afternoon, with the Communion in the
morning as with us. It was a day of min
gled emotions ; gratitude to God for the
gift of a Savior, and for his preserving
mercies, with the pleasant thought that 1
was still with American friends. But sad
ness was mingled when 1 thought of the
past, and of some who were gone, with
whom that festival had formerly been spent;
and as 1 thought how far 1 was from those
whose friendly greetings I had so long met
on that day, and from whom I had received
so many tokens of regard. In the evening
I had a very kind invitation to dine with
a American lady (the aunt of my friend )
It was the most elegant dinner to which I
ever sat down. And thus my Christmas
was as happily spent as I could have been
away from home. The church was trim
med with holly and ivy, the red berries of
the holly making a beautiful contrast witl
the deep green leaves. In the chancel were
branches of the palm, wtich grows here,
and which made rue think of that same tree
which they strewed in our Savior's path as
he rode into Jerusalem. The English
church is a beautiful stone building,(smaller
than our own) erected very recently, to ac
commodate the many English people who
resort here in the winter to enjoy this fine
climate. Our own good Bishop Potter
stayed here, I think, for some time, when
tie visited Europe on account of his failing
health. It is cool here at night, with a lit
tle frost, but so warm by day that people
often carry an umbrella to shield them from
the heat of the sun, which strikes down
with great power in this clear atmosphere.
I can look out of the window and see
groves of orange trees laden with ripening
fruit ; while beyond the line ot the first
hills, 1 can see the tips of the farther
mountains, which are clad with perpetual
snow. It is delightful to see the profusion
of ruses, in full bloom, and often in the
house you meet with the most spl-ndid bou
quets of them I have had some walks
among the grandest scenery I have ever
yet looked upon. They were enjoyed with
out the encumbrance of an overcoat. Yes
terday I walked with a friend as much as
fen mi'' ( ■'< tee who!- ) Tin spnii-rv w.<s
Co;. -t'iirD eii O-gOig. W i e< ..Ae i .;it!
th. highest peaks n tin ii>-igLß<,iho..d
f* ;!l!4 a t'!lr A';t?k • )j*i* i V ?
and then tin? terraces of •>1 iv<- tre 's. We >,
wtilked a little way upon the celebrated j
Corneche road, leading to Genoa, which is '
very hard and smooth ; and thou we climb- j
ed the summit to our destination. All the !
way the view was changing, both it| going i
and repirning. Ilm the view from the sum- j
ruit was magnificent beyond niv power of j
describe. On one side lay the great Med-,
iterianeaii, with its indented coast, here :
and there a bold promontory jutting out. j
and then a litt e bay, or larger one, like the j
semicircular one upon which Nice is situa- j
ted Turning in the opposite direction, we !
beheld ranges of lulls, some with their sides !
covered with olive trees, and some rugged !
and i>are ; while still beyond we could see
the extended line of snow mountains,whose 1
sharply defined summits were relieved fry
the deep blue sky. It was a grand pa no- 1
rauia, made up of sea and mountain, bar- j
ren rocks and smiling vegetation, lighted
up by the clear, bright sun ; while here
aud there a white sail could be descried, j
and at. your feet the thickly settled towns
and the scattered villas. I shall not soon
forget it. It was not in the programme of
my tour. It is aearcely noticed in the tour- i
isl's, and so was all the more enjoyed from
Being utiexpeeted.
To-day, Thursday, Dec. 28th, I have hud
another walk, not quite as long, But scarce
ly less interesting. It was to the harbor
and town of Ville Franche. or Villa Franca,
as it is sometimes called. A part of the
walk was in the same direction as yester
day, down under the hills more, and upon
the borders of the sea My object was to
visit the United States ship Colorado (be
longing to the Mediterranean squadron)
now at anchor here. It was pleasant to
see the stars and stripes once more, and to
meet with officers who kindly waited upon
me in examining the noble ship. On Christ
mas day-1 met the Chaplain, "he Rev. Mr.
Hale, a clergyman of our church, with
whom 1 had often met in Philadelphia. The
presence of one of our vessels, indicating
in this distant land, the protecting power
of our government, gave a new sense of
security. We meet abroad, in all lands,
some of her public servants, who are kind
and attentive to her citizens in the absence
from home ; and we find how great Iv our
country is respected. I shall soon write to
you from other scenes of interest, if life
and health are spared. Your friend and
Pastor G 1) M
My last letter was dated from Nice. 1
am now writing from Genoa, which we all
remember in our early study of Geography,
as the birth place of Christopher Columbus,
the discoverer of the new world. 1 have
seen much to remind me of him to-day—a
fine monument, surrounded by a statue on
the pedestal of which are four has reliefs,
indicating as many different circumstances
in his life. The whole is of white marble,
and does honor to his native city. 1 ilso
saw some manuscript, letters preserved with
great ca*e in glass cover, aud bearing tin*
date of 1525. These are kept in the city
Hall, as we would call it, f rmerly a royal
palace. There is also a bust of Columbus
in the great room of this building where
the official meetings are held. As an Amer
ican 1 looked upon these things with great
Genoa, is above 100 miles from Nice.—
There is a very fine mad, but it takes the
stage or "Diligence" as they call it here
two days to travel it, while families with
a private carriage sometimes take four
days. I came in one day by sea, on tin*
steamboat "Espresso." And I was not sor
ry, for besides saving time and money, I
bad a fine view of the mountains, and the
entire coast from Nice to Genoa, passing
many towns and villages and single houses
on the hillsides. In the afternoon the sun
came out a little, and the snow covered
Alps, and distant Appenines glistened in
h s beams. Iu these short days we could
not accomplish tin journey until after dark,
but the lights of the city, were visible for
a long distance. The sight on entering the
harbor is very fine. The city makes a semi
circle, and rises like a amphitheater and
win n lighted up at night is very pictur
esque. There is a good deal of travel here
and the masts of the vessels looked very
thick as we entered in the dark. The
steamboat could not get to the pier and so
we had to laud by means of small boats,
which came swarming around, each eager
to get his share of patronage. 1 felt a lit
tle uncomfortable in a strange land—-arriv
ing in the night, and had found but one
person on board who spoke English, and he
was a German who seemed to be well ac
quainted with the route and could give me
much information concerning the places
which we passed. 1 kept by him until we
got safe on shore and then I had the inspec
tion of the custom house officer who look
ed into my baggage, but was quite civil
and let me off very easily. 1 had now si t
my foot upon the kingdom of Italy, and
came under the government of Victor Em
Genoa has been called "La Superba," or
the superb city, on account of its many
palaces. To-day 1 obtained the assistance
of a guide who took me to various places
of interest among which were three or four
of these old palaces. Two of them were
very fine. You enter a large doorway and
hall with a marble stairway aud go to tin
top of the house. Here are large rooms,
the walls of which are hung —some with
damask or silk tapestry, and some with
rare paintings of the old masters. Many
of the floors are marble of a great variety
of marbles curiously inlaid, and with their
rich lurniture of all kinds and adorned with
sculpture and painti* gs. These buildings
show us how the great men of Genoa have
lived in former times, while much of the
B'yle is continued to the present day. The
building iu which I am now staying—used
as a public house aud called "Hotel D'ltal
ie" was formerly the residence of Cardinal
Laurentious Kaggius, whose mural monu
ment is said to be iu one of the rooms. (I
have not seen it ) In the lower vestibule
stands the omnibus which goes to the rail
way station (Strada Ferrate as it is called
in Italian) and at the head of the first flight
of steps 1 saw, as I ascended, the statue of
Scipio Africanus. The window of my room
looks out upon the Hea. The floor is of
marble in mosaic, ami the concave ceiling
is painted in fresco. All the stairwajs are
stone and some of the flo rs are tiled The
dining room ;s tin nam • flet most h.tvi
be n osr-il f< r thi ■ (•". p v. I-.en the house
occupied by s id.-! -.vie ;s, eid many
a brilliant c-. mpany h.ts 0.0f0.-d iy ass? mi h 1
My last day at Nice, I occupied partly
with a morning walk, to see the Villa Ar
son, with its terraced gardens aud groves
of orange trees, bending beneath their
abundant fruit, with its fine view of the
town and the sea beyond. To-day, Satur
day, .Tan 6th, my last sight-seeing day in
Genoa. I have been by railway a few miles
to the Villa Pallsrieini, belonging to a mar
quis of that name. I had read of it in my
guide book, aud had been urged by an
American friend not fail of seeing it. It
is entered by obtaining a printed permit
with your name inserted. The permit is
given to all who apply, and then you have
to give your attendant a fee for showing
you through the grounds. I was amply re
paid for going. The morning was dull aud
rainy, and 1 feared that I should have to
spend my day in doors, which would have
been something of a disappointment in my
limited time. But the sun came out clear
and warm, and the beautiful grounds of
this Villa appeared to good advantage.—
They are upon a hillside, have been plan
ned with skill. There were temples ot all
kinds, marble, iron and wood, classic and
rustic, with statues, and ornamental work
; of every sort. The most curious thing in
j the grounds was an artificial grotto or cave,
j which looked as though it might have been
! made to represent the fairy grottos ot old,
| or the cave of Kentucky on a small scale.
j After walking in some little distance, we
i came to water, and a man in a boat pad
j died me out into daylight, and brought me
! into new beauties. In various places the
j guide showed me how he could give the
1 visitors a gentle shower from j'-ts of wa-
I ter ; but he was kind enough to spare me
the infliction ; and I returned to Genoa
j much delighted with my excursion. To
morrow will be Sunday,the first in the new
year. It brings up pleasant recollections
iof the past. For many years 1 have met
| you on your anniversary, and given out the
j prizes to the highest merit. This year it
| will be done by another hand. I shall be
anxious to learn who are the favored ones,
i and shall hope to hear from your Superin
; tendent new year, if God spares my life. 1
! hope to be with yon again. For the pres
! cut I wish you all a happy new year. 1
j have found out to-day where the English
| church is, and expect to worship there to
morrow. On Monday 1 think of leaving :
| and you will hear of me from some other
I city of Italy, I cannot now tell you which.
The sun, which has been shining brightly
| into my room, has just set, and I must close
■my letter. Truly your friend and Pastor.
G. D M.
When the veto message of the President
j was taken up in the Senate, Mr. T'utnbnll,
| who originally introduced the hill, deliver-
I ed, in reviewing the message and defend
ing the bill, one of the most powerful, co
gent, and dignified speeches ever delivered
in either house of Congress. The following
summary of its proposition, which no Sena
tor attempted to gainsay, is given in Col.
Forney's Washington Coronicle, and are
deserving a thoughtful reading :
I. That the bill itself was inspired by
the annual message of the President of the
United States, delivered to Congress at
the commencement of the present session.
That message it will be remembered, ex
pressed a desire upon the part of the Presi
dent to secure all men in their rights, and
to protect the freed men in all the privileges
guaranteed to them under the Emancipa
tion Proclamation ; and, in the judgement
of Mr. Trmiihul and thirty-six Senator* who
voted with him for i> on the. 25 th of January,
the provisions of this bill were eminently
calculated to acomplish these objects.
11. That it was not, as the President
avers, an original measure, but simply an
amendment to the hill under which the
Freedmen's Bureau is now acting, and
which had the sanction of the Executive
himself, as well as the approval of the l
great majority of the loyal people of the
country. As an amendment, it removes
many of the objectionable features of the
Bureau as now organized, simplifying its
ramifications and making it more efficient.
111. That it was not intended as a per
manent part of the adminstrative policy of
the Government —one of its sections ex
pn ssly stating, on the contrary, that it
shall remain in force "until otherwise pro
vided by law," just as ail other laws of
Congress are supposed to do. The wonder
is that the President ever thought of mak
ing such an objection to it as this. No
such idea ever entered the mind of any
person who supported and voted for it.
IV. Tint, instead of being an extrava
gant and unnecessary expense to the Gov
ernment, it has indirectly saved us millions
of dollars which would otherwise have been
V. That the Bureau did not contemplate
feeding, clothing and educating the refu
gees and freedmen, but was rather inten
ded to assist them in doing all these things
for themselves.
VI. That, instead of it being designed
exclusively for negroes, more Whites have,
in some sections and in many instances,
been benefited by it that Blacks, and that
the proportion of Whites still needing its
assistance is equal to that of the negroes.
VII. That there was an immediate ne
cessity for the passage of the bill, because
the original act creating the Bureau ex
pires by limitation in the month of May,
VIII. That, instead of establishing mili
tary jurisdiction over all parts of the United
States containing refugees and freedmen,
it simply extends it over the officers and
employees of the Bureau. And that in ac- j
c rdance with the recommendation of Gen. j
Grant, in his report to the President of his
tour through the South, transmitted to the
Senate with a message a few weeks ago,
it makes the bureau a part of the War De
partment of the Government.
IX Tha the bill did not contemplate
the appointment of agent 6 and other officers
in every county or parisii, except the Presi
dent should, in his judgment, deem such
appointments necessary.
X. That, what the President terms the
unconstitutional features of the bill, con
fiding arbitrary powers upon the officers of
the Bureau, go no farther than the Presi
dent hiuiself and the officers of tin- army
that it ir- competent for Congress to pro
vide all rules aii ! regulations for the gov
<mriiiM *of tii-- -ii.LiC ■>.' tit uav\ !•• hseh ah
arc subject, from the Commander-iu-Ghief
to the hunibh'St soldier or sailor.
XI. That, ll the rebellion is in all res
pects at au end, the President is still ex
ercising the war power, such as the sus
pension of the writ of habeas corpus, con
trary to the Constitution, which expressly
states that this shall only be suspended in
time of invasion or rebellion ; and, as we
have no invasion, and the writ is not in
operation in a portion of the States, we
must have a rebellion.
XII That, according to the census of
1860, there were four millions of slaves
iu the United States, and that instead of
this being a measure to feed, clothe, and
educate four millions of freedmen, the re
port of Gen. Howard shows that at no time
was there more than one hundred and forty
seven thousand persons under the care of
the Bureau, fifty-seven thousand of whom
were White refugees
XIII. That, according to the sw >rn
statement of G-n Fisk before the Commit
tee on Reconstruction, of the twenty-five
thousand persons fed by the Bureau iti
Tennessee, seventeen thousand five hundred
were White refugees.
XIV. That, instead of the treedmau re- i
ceiving protection from the civil courts of
the Southern States, and being secured by
them in his lights, these States have, al
most without exception, enacted through
their Legislatures laws with reference to
the freedmen as infamous and oppressive ;
as the blck code of Slavery.
XV That, if the President's views re
i garding the representation of the rebel
j States iu Congress is correct, then all tiie j
legislation of the past five years is null |
| and void.
Such were the main points in Senator |
! Trumbull's speech, set forth with unusual
power and eloquence.
[Special Despatch to The Press.]
HARRISBURO, March 7, 1866.
The delegates to the Union state Conven
-1 tion assembled in the Hall of the House of
Representatives at twelve o'clock to-day,
and were called to order by the Hon. John
Cessna, Chairman of the State Central Com
Mr. Lawrence, of Washington county,
moved that Win. B. Maun, of Philadelphia,
actjHs temporary chairman.
Mr. O. S. Dickey, of Lancaster, moved to
amend by substituting Lewis W. Hali, of
The substitution was agreed to—yeas 80,
nays 57.
Mr. Hall was then declared elected tem
porary chairman, and upon being conduct
ed to the chair thanked the c nvolition for
the honor conferred upon him.
E. R. Rogers, II B Swope, J P. M'Clel- j
lan and W. J. P. White were appointed '
temporary secretaries.
General Todd, of Cumberland, moved that j
a committee of five on credentials be ap- i
pointed, which was agreed to.
The Hon. Edward MePherson, and other '
representatives from the Loyal Union Lea
gue of Washington, I). C , were, on motion,
accorded the courtesy of seats in the con
A Committee equal in number to the sen
atorial representation was also appointed
on permanent organization.
A committee equal in number to the sen
atorial representation was also appointed
on resolutions
A motion having prevailed that all reso- j
lotions be referred to the above committee, j
Mr. Cessna moved that the functions of said !
committee be continued during the entire j
session of the convention, which, after con
siderable debate, was agreed to, and the
convention adjourned till five o'clock P M
The convention r -assembled at 5 o'clock, j
It being announced that General Hartrauft j
was present, he was invited to a seat on j
the floor of the Convention.
Hon Lemuel Todd, chairman of the com
mittee on contested seats, submitted a re
port in tavur of Messrs. Purviance, Jenkins,
Wallace and Miller, of the Butler district ;
and Messrs. Oi wig, Jus. G. Montgomery
and R. G. Hetzell, of the Lycoming district.
The report was adopted.
H. Jones Brooke, from the committee oil
permanent organization,reported that Hon.
John Covode was selected as the perma
nent chairman of the convention.
The following are the officers of the con- j
volition :
President —Hon. John Covode, of West- 1
morelaml county.
Vice-Presidents —Philip S. Schultz, ILC. j
Roberts, Robert P. K ng and Clias. Thomp
son Jones, of Philadelphia ; Dr. S. D. Mere
dith, Chester ; \V ni. Mintzer, Montgomery;
A. S. • aldwallader, Berks; John M. Fuller,
Lehigh ; Henry S. Cake, Schuylkill ; 11. J.
Madill, Bradford ; Thomas Dixi n, Luzerne ;
\\ arren Coles, McKean; A. C. Simpson,Sny
der ; Thus. J. Ingham, Northumberland ;
A. J. Jones, Dauphin ; M. S. Fry and John
Mehaffy, Lancaster; Gen. L.Todd, Cumber- 1
land ; E. G. Fahnestock, Adams: S. E. Duf
field, Fulton ; I). S. Baker, Huntingdon ;
John Irwin, Centre ; Thus. McCullough,
Clarion ; Win. M Stewart, Indiana ; E. K.
Ewing, Fayette ; S. 11. Hare and John F. 1
Draw, Alleghany ; George V. Lawrence, '
Washington ; K. Audley Brown, Lawrence;
Thomas Hoyt, Venango ;S. G. Feick,Craw- 1
Secretaries —John H. Stewart, Aiieghany; 1
James Allison, Philadelphia ; Jos. Sill, Erie;
A. B. Anderson, Perry ; I). L. MeLellan, 1
Chester : Lewis Pugh, Luzerne; F. Meelil
ing, Armstrong ; 11. B. Swope, Clearfield ; '
John Hall, Washington ; Henry Delaney,
Philadelphia ; J. J. Moore, Lehigh ; and '
Samuel Patterson, Lancaster
Mr. Hall said that he would now iutro- 1
duce Mr. Covode, and resign the duty of 1
chairman into more able bands. '
On taking the chair, Mr. Covode returned
thinks lor the honor conferred upon him,
and asked the indulgence of the body, inas
much as he was not familiar with parlia
mentary rulings. In the course of his re
marks the speaker stated that all the pre
sent indications favored the nomination of
the gallant soldier, the man around whom
the people of Pennsylvania might rally with
enthusiasm. Referring to a published let
ter which had been written by Gen. Geary
some years since, and which it was now
i attempted to me t his detriment, !o-said
that,having livt;! in that gentleman s neigh*
borb.-.-d, Lev.mid sjn-ak kn ovm-ty or hi*
' fK-ntimentH. At all times-Mr Geary had
phc .; io iif-ti i in" so.l• >i o.i?' .y ami
principle. ii. fore he was sent to tLansas,
i and about that time, he had said to the
i speaker that his greatest ambition was to
j brush up the slave democracy.
The military record of General Geary, as
: well as his civil services for the couutry,
; was a glorious vindication of the sentiments
; which he had ever professed. He it was
i who whipped Longstreet and inflicted upon
; that boasted rebel leader the first castiga
! tion he received. Lookout Mountain attes
j ted his courage and skill In conclusion,
| the speaker warmly commended the course
i of General Geary.
Hon. Thomas Cochrane, chairman of the
: Committee on Re-olutions,reported a series,
i as follows :
1 Resolved, That the convention, repre
senting the Union-loving and loyal people
J of Pennsylvania, who never despaired ot
: the Republic, and who poured out millions
1 of treasure, and devoted yet more precious
i blood for the rescue of their country from
J the h bmious attacks of a wick'd and caus -
i lesis rebellion ; whose sous fought on every
J battle-field and suffered in every Southern
' prison-pen of tortures audstarvation; whose
per* Annum, in Advance.
noble dead lie on the soil of every titate,
where they fell under the folds of the na
tional banner, here renew their pledge of
unfaltering devotion to the Federal Union,
and repeat their determined purpose that it
shall be preserved.
2 Rexolvcd, That the most imperative du
ty of the present is to gather the legitimate
fruits of the war, in order that our Consti
tution may come out of the rebellion puri
fied, our institutions strengthened, and our
national life prolonged.
3 Resolved, That failure in these grave
duties would be scarcely less criminal than
would have been an acquiesence in seces
sion and in the treasonable machinations of
the conspirators, and would be an insult to
every soldier who took up arms to save the
4. Resolved That, filled with admiration
at the patriotic devotion and fearless cour
age with winch ANDREW JOHNSON resisted
and denounced the efforts of the rebels to
overthrow the National Government, Penn
sylvania rejoiced to express her entire con
fidence in his character and principles, aud
approved of his noble conduct by bestowing
her suffrage upon him for the second posi
tion in honor and dignity in the country.
His bold, outspoken denunciation of the
crime of treason, his firm demands for the
punishment of the guilty offenders, and
his expressions of thorough sympathy with
the Union, secured for him the warmest at
tachment of her people who, remembering
his great services aud sacrifices, while trai
tors and their sympathizers alike denounc
ing his patriotic actions, appeal to him to
stand fi inly by the side, and to lean upon
the support of the 'oval masses, whose
votes formed the foundation of his promo
tion, and who pledged to them their un
swerving support in all measures by which
treason shall be stigmatized, lovalty re
cognized, and the freed m, stability, an 1
purity ot the National Union secured.
5. Resolved, That the work of reorganiz
ing the late insurrectionary States to their
proper relations to the Union, necessarily
devolves upon the lawmaking power, and
that until such action shall he taken no
State lately in insurrection is entitled to
representation in either branch of congress;
that, as primary to such action, is the right
of Congress to investigate for itself the
condition of the legislation of these States,
to inquire respecting their loyalty, and to
prescribe the terms of restoration, and
that to deny this necessary constitutional
power is to deny aud imperil one of dearest
rights belonging to our representative form
of government, and that we cordially .ap
prove of the action of the Union represen
tatives in Congress from Pennsylvania on
this subject.
6. Resolved, That no man who has vol
untarily engaged in the late rebellion, or
lias held office under the rebel organization,
should be allowed to sit in the Congress
of the Union, and that the law known as
lie test oath should not be repealed, but
should be enforced against all claimants
for seats in Congress
7. Resolved, That the national faith is
i sacredly pledged to the payment of the na
timial debt incurred in the war to save the
country ami to suppress rebellion, and that
the people wiil nut suffer this faith to he
violated or impaired ; but all debts iucurr
ed to support the rebellion were unlawful,
void, and of no obligation, and shall never
be assumed by the United States, nor shall
any State be permitted to pay any evidence
of so vile and wicked engagements.
8. Resolved, That the public faith is not
less solemnly pledged to the protection in
the enjoyment of all their natural rights. '
of their persons, property, and domestic
relations of the colored population who i
have been emancipated, that the fiat of tie
people, under the Providence of God, and
who deserved liberty by their kindness and
fidelity to our soldiers in prison or wounded
seeking escape from their tormentors ; by
their courage in bearing arms for and fight
ing the battles of the Union, even as man
is more precious than money in every just
account, so the honor of the nation is more
sacredly engaged to these humble but nev- !
er treacherous friends, than those who hold
its bonds stamped with the broad seal ol :
the United States, that their freedom shall
not be a m ekery, nor their just hopes of
security, education and elevation in intel- j
lectual and moral improvement disappoint- ;
ed, and these facts must be kept inviolate, j
9th. Resolved, That protection to all j
branches of oroductive iudustry is the only
wise policy in our present uatiora) condi
tion ; is the true plan of restoration of the
losses and ravages of war, of advancing
the national prosperity, encouraging the
national wealth and supplying the tneaus
of maintaining the public faith with the
public and ultimately wipeiug out the na
tional debt; that in the provision of inter
nal revenue and the laying of duties on
importations from foreign nations the ob
ject should be to cause the former to press
as lightly upon, and the latter to protect as j
fully as possible our own citzins as who j
are engaged in works ot labor, mining,
manufacturing, and every other province ot
home industry, against inequality and un
fair competition with foreign capital and
policy, which neither contribute to develop
the resources of our country, assist to pay
vui t ix s, nor are conceived to maintain
uu '■ von;:iiet or couth tu "Ur national
liie-siri'ggle, Uivy hoiduiMiidy and insli
' ciousiv strive \ , subvert.
10. Resolved. That the administration of
the public atfairs of Pennsylvania by Gov
ernor Andrew G. Cuitin, during the years
ol trial, toil, responsibility and anxiety,
which have recently passed over us, has
! been marked by such patriotic devotion,un
j yielding courage, coustaut watelifnlluess,
| unwearied labor and shining ability,as have
| made his name illustrious in the auuals of
j this Commonwealth, aud give him a place
I iu the affections aud memory of the people
; which cannot be lost. His enviable title of
i " the soldiers' friend " is iu itself expres
| sive of the highest eulogium that could be
prunouueed ou any public officer, and when
his term of honorable, useful and most ben
eficial service shall close, lie shall not be
forgotten, but honor, love and affectionate
remembrance, and the plaudits of a grate
ful public shall cluster around his person
and make his name memorable.
! 11. Resolved, That this convention con
gratulates the people of this State on the
passage of a law relieving the real estate
of the Commonwealth from taxation for
I Slate purposes and tender to the members
of the General Assembly their thanks for
their considerate attention to relieve the
popular hardens while they confidently re
fer to it aßa proof of the superior capacity
of the UuioD organization for the beneficial
cond ict of public affairs : that after a long
and exhaustive war the debt of Pennsylva
nia is reduced and the taxes imposed in a
time of peace by their political managers
of the executive offices, and a General As
sembly chosen by a Uuion party.
12. Resolved, That the loyal people of
Pennsylvania having steadily manifested,
through the war with the rebellion, their
warm regard for the rights of the gallant
defenders of the Union, and never iiaviug
voti d to refuse them the right of suffrage,
when in the camp or on the field - a right
inestimable to them and formidable to trai
tors and their sympathizers only—we take
ph asure in expressing, not now for the first
t me, their gratitude for their gallantry and
devotion,and declaring again a long settled
purpose to appropriate the means and re
sources of the government to the comfort,
consolation and support of the disabled
survivors, or the widows atid orphans of
those who fill in the cunflii t.
13. Resolved, That the services, labors,
consummate ability, and unyielding faith
m the destiny of the country, manifested
by the Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, as the head
of the war Department during tie* rebellion,
have been of the inestimable value to the
country, and entitled htm to the warmest
commendations of the people.
14 Resolved, That Congress should not
fail to make an equitable adjustment of
bounties and allowances to the brave men
who were engaged in the military service
ol the country, and that we heartily ap
prove ol the liberal appropriations now
pending in the Legislature ol Pennsylvania
tor the care and education of the orphan
children of the soldiers'who gave their lives
lor the salvation of the country.
15 RextAved, That in this crisis of public
affairs, lull of grateful recollections of bis
manliness and memorable service on the
field of battle, we turn to the example of
unfaltering and uncompromising loyalty of
L'.eutt nam General Grant with a confidence
not the less significant and unshaken, be
cause at no period ol our great struggle
lias his proud name been associated with a
douot.luj patriotism,or used for sinister pur
poses by the enemies of our common coun
15 Resolved, That any attempt by foreign
nations to establish a monarchical govern
ment on this continent is evidence of a de
sign to destroy the Republic. Regard for
our own security an i for th- future security
ol the Republic demands that no such at
tempt should be permitted to succeed.
17 Resohyd, That the Hon. Edgar Co a ,
Senator from Pennsylvania, by his cou -e
111 the Senate of the United States has dis
appointed the hopeß and has forfeited the
confidence of those to whom he owes his
place, and that he is hereby most earnes ly
i eqnested to resign.
18 Resolved, That the State Central Com
mittee be constituted by the appointment
ot a chairman by the president of this con
vention, in consultation with the Union can
didate for Governor, and that the remain
der ol the said committee shall consist of
one member from each county in the State,
except that the city of Philadelphia have
eight members, and the counties of Lancas
ter, Berks, Dauphin and Alleghany each
two members, to be named by the repre
sentative delegates from the said count: -.-
in this convention, and that the association
of loyal Peuiisyivanians, resident at Wash
ington, shall also be allowed one member,
to be appointed by their delegates present
When the third resolution, relative to
President Johnson, was read, the United
States District Attorney, of Alleghany Co.,
N r. Carnahan, moved to amend by inserting
the following :
That relying on the well-tried loyalty and
devotion of Andrew Johnson to the cause
ot the I. nioti in the daik days of treason
and rebellion, atid remembering his patri
otic conduct, services, and sufferings,which
in times past endeared his name to the Un
ion party ; and now reposing full confidei.ce
in his ability, integrity, and patriotism, we
express the hope and eoufid nee that the
policy of his Administration will be so shap
ed and conducted as to save the nation
from the perils which still surround it.
Hon. J. Audley Browne no-red to amend
further by striking out of the amendment
the words, "Ami now imposing full confi
dence in his ability, integrity, and patriot
Hon. Mr. Lawrence appealed to the mov
er of the resolution to withdraw it in defer
ence to what he believed to be the wishes
es of a large majority of the convention.
Mr. Carnahan declined.
Mr. Kirkpatrick moved to strike out the
resolution immediately before the conven
tion from the original series, which motion
was declared to be out of order.
Mr. Dickey hoped that if Mr. Cauiahan
insisted ot a vote, he would be accommoda
ted. The committee on resolutions h d
gone,as far as was possible for any R- pub
lican in Pennsylvania to go,for compiouii-se
They had agreed to go as far as tie y could
go; and if a United States officer came
here and asked this body to go farther, 1m
could be accomodated to his heart's con
tent. [Applause.]
Mr. MeClure said he supposed that Mr.
Carnahan had reached Harrisburg two days
too late to offer his resolution, as the Dem
ocratic convention had adjourned. If he
had proposed it in that convention it would
have been passed with a yell, and would
have been endorsed by every rebel in tin
land. In conclusion, he moved the indefi
nite postponement of the whole subject.
Mr. Hall raised a point of order that the
amendment was not in order.
Some misunderstanding arose at this
point in consequence of a misapprehension
of the question.
An exciting question ensued between Mr.
Louis W. Hall, of Blair. Hou. A. K. MeClure,
of Franklin, and Thos. Marshall, of Alle
Mr. Dickey, of Lancaster, c tiled the pre
vious question.
Mi' (.Vssii-i eariu-dly tnlreaiid fi-r bar
men va. d C 'lieib tti ni nHi deliberate us
of the body. The report which had l ieu
made by the Committee on Resolutions w as
a unanimous report.
Mr. Browne then withdrew his amend
Mr. Carnahan explained that having been
earnestly appealed to withdraw his amend
ment, that it did not propose to commit the
convention to the support of the policy of
President Johnson, but merely to say that
he was neither fool nor traitor. In nler to
relieve gentlemen from difficulty, he with
drew his amendment.
After further discussion, the yeas are!
j nays on the resolutions as reported by the
J committee were ordered and taken with the
| following result—yeas 109, nays 51.
The announcement of its adoption was
| met with enthusiastic applause.
The remaining resolutions, except the
| last were agreed to in a body. The last,
I relative to the formation of the State C--n
--traljConimitte',being before Hie convent ion,
Mr. MeClure moved to amend so as to pro
| vide tor the reappointment ot Hon. John
Cessna as Chairman of the Central Commit
: tee.
Mr. Hall advocated the propriety of ad
| opting the resolutions as reported without