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ket, Harrisburg, Pa.
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Beier to Hons. John 0. Kunkel, David Mumma, 3r.,
and B. A. Lumberton_ myll-ddcwBm
WM. H. MILLER,
B. E. FERGUSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE,
ap.29w/td Nearly opposite the Buehler House.
THOS. C. MAaDOWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT.
Office in the Exchange, Walnut et., (Up Stairs.)
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ness connected with any of the Departments will meet
With in=lediate and careful attention.
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SURGEON AND OCULIST,
83181DINOR THIRD NIAR NORTH STRUT.
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Mites of profession in all its branches.
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Ordnance and Clothing returns, and all papers pertain
lag to the military service will be made out properly
Office in the Rachange Buildings, Walnut between
Second and Third streets, near Omit's Hotel, Harris
burg, Pa. THOS. C MACDOWELL,
1e25-dtf THOMAS A. MAGIIIRR.
80. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISBURG.
MELODEONS, VIOLINS, GUITARS,
/kit*, Nut*, Fifes, Drum, .iteeordeons,
onerson, SHEET AND Boos 3117810, &0., &et.,
PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS,
Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval Prawn
of every deaoriptloßmade to order. Regailding dem.
Agency for 'towns Sewing Machines.
Va . " Sheet Mamie sent by Mail. oatl-1
JOHN W. GLOVE-It,
Has just received from New York, an assort
which he offers to his customers and the pub/hi SI
nov23) MODERATE PRICES. atf
COOK, Merchant Tailor,
io • 27 CITESITUT ST., between Second and Front,
Hu just retuned fromthe city with Glllmmartzwat of
SLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VESTINGS,
'Which will be sold at moderate prices and made np to
order; and, also, an assortment of BEADY MADE
Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
B. IL CERA, D. D. 8.,
PT 0 . 119 MARI= STABS?
` l4 l:t 0
NOY & RIINICWS BUILDING, VP STAIRS.
RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE
it — ACT AHD SMYDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY,
E. S. GERMAN.
27 SOI7TH SECOND STREET, ABOVE QEMBINV;
Depot forth@ lisle of Storeoscopes,Eltereaseopini f iews,
nada and Musical Instruments. Also, s ubscriptions
taken for religious publications. =WO
SOHN G. W. MARTIN,
REBII 7 II ROTEL, HARRISBUBIit, PA.
Imsamer of IFLlffitta, WEDDING - AND BUSI
NESS CARDS executed in the most artistic styles and
most reasonable terms. decl4-dtf
- UNION HOTEL,
!lido Avenue, corner of Broad stree
the undersigned informs the public that he has re
cently renovated and refitted his well-known "'Union
Hotel" on Ridge avenue, mar the Round 8411. 11 e, and is
prepared to accommodate eitisens, strangers and travel
ere in the meet style, at moderate rates.
His table will be supplied with the beat the mutate
afford, and at his bar will be found superior brands of
liquors and malt beverages. The very best accommo
dations for railroaders employed at the shops in this
feta dth HENRY BOSTGEN.
This pleasant and commodious Hotel has been Um
roughly re-fitted and re-furntshed• It IA pleitedatlY
situated on North-West corner of Howard and Yranklin
streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail
way Depot. ivory attention paid to the comfort of his
guests. G. LDISDNBING, Proprietor,
lol2tf (Late of Salina Grove. Pa.)
THEO. F. SCHEFFEE,
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER,
NO 18 MARS= STREET, HARRISBURG-.
attentlaa paid to printing, rolingand
- binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Po
Cheeks, Bill-Reads, Ike.
Welding, Visiting and Business Cards printed at very
len prices and in the best style. jsual
Gr "M 0 . Jah.. MC Ms 17 Gr ME .
The subscriber is ready at NO. 94, DIALBJUIT 81.,
four doors below Fourth street, to make
MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING
In any desired style, and with aldll and promptness.
Perilous wishing cutting done can have it done at the
shortest notice. ap27-d
CHARLES IL VOLLMER ;
Chestnut street, four doors above Second,
(Orroons WA:mum Hon 11003 s,)
Is prepared to tarnish to order, in the very best styl e 0 1
workmanship. Spring and Hair Mattresses, Window Our
tains, Lounges, and all other articles of Furniture in bit
Tine, on short notice and moderate terms. Having ex
perience in the bnabsese, he feels warranted In ankles a
share of onbliepationage, eontidentof hisabilityto give
COOP Fr R'S GELATINE.—The best
article in tke market, just received and for sale b 1
marls-tf WM. Dnalr. Is
MOTIONS.--Quite a variety of useful
and entertalidzig articles—chesp—at
SOHEFFER 7 B BOOKSTORB.
WEBSTER'S ARMY AND NAVY
Jootreoeived and for sale at
NEW ORLEANS SUGAR !-FD3,BT
Mumilt I—POS ode lky
SIM WM. DOOK, 75., & go.
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VOL. 6.-NO. 12
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FOR RHEUMATISM, GOUT, NEURALGIA,
LUMBAGO, STIFF NECK AND JOINTS,
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For all of which it is a speedy and certain remedy,
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recipe of Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, the fa
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FOR NERVOUS DEBILITY AND GENERAL
LASSITUDE, arising from imprudence or excess, this
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ing directly upon the nervens tissues, it strengthens and
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C FOR .PILES.—As an external remedy. we claim that
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duce an equal. Every victim of this distressing com
plaint should give it a trial, for it will not fail to afford
immediate relief, and in a majority of woo will effect
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QUINSY awl SORE THROAT axe sometimes ex
tremely malignant and dangerous, but a timely applica
tion of this Liniment will never fail to cure.
SPRAINS are sometimes very obstinate, and enlarge
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CHILBLAINS. FROSTED FEET, and INSECT
BITES and STINGS.
should have this remedy at hand, for its timely use at
the first appearance of Lameness will effectually pre
vent those formidable diseases to which all horses are
liable and which render so many otherwise valuable
horses nearly worthless.
Over four hundred voluntary testimonials to the won
derful curative properties of this Liniment have been
received within the last two years. and many of them
from persons in the highest ranks of life.
To avoid imposit'on, observe the Signature and Like
ness of Dr. Stephen Sweet on every label, and also
" Stephen Sweet's Infallible Liniment " blown in the
glass of each bottle, without which none are genuine.
RICHARDSON & CO.,
Sole Proprietors, Norwich, Ct.
For sale by all dealers. aplleowd&w
, F. WATSON,
Ie prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with
he New York Improved
Water-Proof Mastic Cement.
This Material is different from all other Cements.
It forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface,
imperishable by the action of water or frost. Every
good 4 ilding sheuld be meted with this Cement ; it is
a perfect preserver to the walls, and wakes a beautiful,
fine finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any
Among others for whom I have applied the Mastic
Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen :
J, Riegel], residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished
J. H. Shoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished
James M'C endless, residence, Allegheny City,finished
Calvin Adams ; residence, Third et - eat, WSW four
A. Hoeveler, residence, Lawrenceville, finished four
J. D. M'Oord, Penn street, finished four years.
Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four
St Charles Hotel and (tirard itocao, finished five
Kittanning Court House and Bank, for Barr & Moser,
Architects, Pittsburg, finished five years.
Orders received at the alive of B M'Eldowney, Paint
Shop, 20 Seventh street, or please address
T. P. WATSON,
P_ O. Box 13:d. Pittsburg, Pa.
20,000,1 be. Coinpoied of the following /Studs
just received :
EVANS do SWlFT'S—Superior.
MICIIINER'S EXCELSIOR—Not canvassed.
IRON CITY—Not canvassed.
PLAIN HAMS—Strictly prime.
ORDINARY HAMS—Very pod..
"11:7 Every Ham sold will be gu ar anteed as represen
ted. WM. DOCK. jr., & CO.
KIJPERIQR STOOK OF LIQUoiIS..-•
Wit. DOCK, Ja., Sc. CO_ are now able to offer to
their customers and the public at large, a :dock of the
purest liquors ever imported into this market, compri
sing in part the following varieties :
WHISKY—IRISH, SCOTCH,OLD BOURBON.
WINE—PORT, BELERRY, OLD MADEIRA.
OTARD, DUPEY & CO. PALE BRANDY.
PRIME NEW ENGLAND RUM.
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS.
These liquors can all be warranted i and in addition to
these, Dock it Co. have on hand a large variety of
Wines, Whisky and Brandy, to which they invite the
Particular attention of the public.
WAR WAR T —BRADY, No. 62
Market street, below Third, kw regaToa a Ism)
assortment of SWORDS Woos and Deters, which he
will eell very l ow . sum) dtt
EXCELSIOR ! !-STIGAR CURED
11A1118 t—A Delicious Ham, coned ezrresslY fet
faikkal 14s1. TU7 are enperior to any MOW in the mar
ket. fm7 24 1 IPM. DOOS, Js., & 00,
HARRISBURG. PA:, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1863
T H E
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THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER PUBLISHED AT
MP BRAT OF GOVERNMBNT !
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AND FIFTY CENTS 1
SUBSCRIBED FOR IN CLUBS OF NOT LESS
THAN TEN COPIES TO ONE ADDRESS!
We have been compelled to raise the club subscription
price to one dollar and fifty cents in order to save our
selves from actual lose. Paper has risen, including
taxes, about twenty-five per cent., and is still rising;
and when we tell our Democratic friends, candidly, that
we can no longer afford to sell the Weekly PATRIOT AND
UNION at one dollar a year. and =St add Arty cents or
stop the publication, we trust they will appreciate our
position, and, instead of withdrawing their subscrip
tions, go to work with a will to increase our list in every
county in the State. We have endeavored, and shall
continue our efforts, to make the paper useful as a party
organ, and welcome as a news messenger to every fam
ily. We flatter ourselves that it has not been without
some influence in producing the glorious revolution in
the politics of the State achieved at the late election;
and if fearlessness in the discharge or duty, fidelity to
the principles of the party, awl an anxious desire to pro
mote its interests, with some experience and a moderate
degree of ability, can be made serviceable hereafter, the
Weekly PATRIOT AND UNION win not be lees useful to
the party or less welcome to the family circle in the fn•
tore than it has been in the past. We confidently look
for increased encouragement in this great enterprise,
and appeal to every influential Democrat in the State to
lend us his aid in running our supscription list up to
twenty or thirty thousand. The expense to each indi
vidual is trifling, the benefit to the party may be great.
Believing that the Democracy of the State feel the ne
cessity of sustaining a fearless central organ, we make
this appeal to them for assistance with the fullest confi
dence of success.
The same reasons which induce ne to raise the price
of the Weekly, operate in regard to the Daily - paper, the
price of which is also increased. Theadditional cost to
each subscriber will be but trifling; and, while we can
not persuade ourselves that the change necessarily made
will result in any diminution of our daily eiraniation,
yet, were we certain that such would be the conse
quence, we should still be compelled to make it, or suf
fer a ruinous loss. Under these circumstances we must
throw ourselves upon the generosity, or, rather, the
justice of the public, and abide their verdict, whatever
it may be.
The period for which many of our subscribers hare
paid for their paper being on the eve of expiring, we
take the liberty of leaning AU notice, reminding them
of the same, in order that they may
RENEW THEIR CLUBS.
We shall also take it as an especial favor if our present
subscribers will urge upon their neighbors the fact that
the PATRIOT AND UNION is the only Democratic paper
printed in Harrisburg, and considering the large amount
of reading matter, embracing all the current news of
the day, and - -
from everywhere up to the moment the paper goes to
press, political, miscellaneous, general and local news
market reports, is decidedly the
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There is scarcely a village or town in the State in
which a club cannot be raised if the proper exertion be
made, and surely there are few places in which one or
more energetic men cannot be found who axe in favor of
the dissemination of sound Democratie doctrines, why
would be willing to make the effort to raise a club.
DEMOCRATS OF THE INTERIOR 1
Let ne hear from you. The existing war, and the ap
prowthing Widens of Congress and the State Legiela
Mire, are invested with unusual interest, and every man
should have the news.
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for each additional name. It is not necessary to send
us the names of those constituting a Club, as we cannot
undertake to address each paper to club subscribers
separately. Specimen copies of the Weekly will be sent
to all who desire it.
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N. D.—The following law, wooed by Congress in 11360
defines the duty of Postmasters in relation to the de
livery of newspapers to club subscribers :
See Little, Brolotit Co.'s editios of the Laws of 1880,
page 88;chapter 181, aeciion 1.)
"Provided, however, that where packages of new pa
pers or periodicals are received at any post dace directed
to one address, and the names of the club subscribers to
which they belong, with the postage for a quarter in ad
vance, shall be handed to the postmaster, he Will de
liver the same to their respective owners."
To enable the Poatmaster to comply with this yeah.
tion, it will be necessary that be be furnished with the
list of names composing the club, and paid a quarter's
(or year'e) postage in advance. The uniform courtesy
of Postmodern, eller& the IPARESSICO that they wi ll
cbeerfuliyaccomutocrats club subscribers, and the. latter
should take care that the postage, which is but a trifle
each case, be paid in advance. send on the clubs.
Messrs. BECHER & F &LK, Proprietors, announce to
the citizens of Harrisburg that this cool and delightful
Bummer retreat is now oven for visitors. Accommoda
tions trill be furnished to parties and pie-vies at realon•
able terms, a dancing platform having been erected f r
their special use. season tickets for families, good for
one year, $l.OO
No improper characters admitted, and no intoxicated
person will be permitted to visit the Island.
A Ferry Bat pile§ annitantly between the am' an d
the foot of Band street, West Harrisburg. jeln.bm
For Bale low, by
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and each package warranted. Just received., and
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deal WM. DOCK, is., & 00.
PHOTOGRAPH ALB MS.—A large
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jwit received and for ode cheap, at KNOOiIE'B,
778 93 Market street*
Ely Arid tt
TUESDAY MORNING, SEPT. 15, 1863.
"Thine own month condemns thee, and not I; yes,
thine own lips testify against thee."—Jos.
Universally charged with gross neglect in
allowing the invasion of the State by a small
detachment of cavalry under Stuart, in Octo
ber, 1862, even the friends of Gov. Curtin
have not undertaken to defend him. We are
more generous ; for although it is impossible
to deny that, with a man of martial spirit for
commander-in-chief, Stuart would not have
penetrated into Pennsylvania, or, if he did,
would not have returned with impunity, it is
due to Gov. Curtin to say that be has always
disclaimed fitness to exercise any military
functions, except those, at once safe and profit
able, connected with the Quartermaster and
Commissary Departments ; and that, besides
this natural proclivity for gain and repugnance
to peril, he did not anticipate, and probably
had no information, of the rapid movement of
Having, however, been taught by Stuart the
plain and painful lesson of 1862, it should
have been a standing warning to the Governor
of the liability of the State to invasion and
its prabtioability ; and thus was imposed upon
him special obligation to perpetual vigilance
and preparation. His oath, his duty, the
honor of the State, the protection of our peo
ple, the suppression of the rebellion, all re
quired that instant and persistent measures
should be taken for defence. The means were
ample. More than four hundred thousand
able bodied and patriotic citizens, whom he bad
a right to call to the field, were ready to de
fend the State. No extensive movement of
the enemy could be made without being known
in ample time to meet the attack. We had in
the Army of the Potomac, and at other points
within two or three days' march, one hundred
thousand Pennsylvania volunteers. The south
eastern counties, aura to be the theatre of con•
flict, are densely populated, and nearly every
man has arms and knows how to use them.
Such was the condition of affairs in June,
1863—warning of attack timely, and means of
resistance ample. Let us see what Curtin did
and said—let us fairly try him on admitted
facts and his own defence.
On the 14th of June the Confederate cav
alry, about 1,800 strong, under Gen. Jenkins,
entered Hagerstown, having crossed the Foto
nose at Williamsport without opposition. They
took quiet possession of Hagestown, there
being no troops there to oppose them. The
stores were kept open, and General Jenkins
notified the citizens to inform him at once if
their.persons or property were molested by
any of his troops. None of the citizens were
arrested. There was no property destroyed
in Hagerstown or in the vicinity. The larger
body of the enemy did not tarry long, but
passed out of the city in two divisions, to
,wards Greencastle and Chamhersbuza___ F ri.ky
-i-,ociit.leti t 1,9 fist-named piiice but a short
time, the latter they entered without resis
tance on the 16th, where they quietly encamped
for three days. Their force consisted of only
about 1,000 cavalry. The scouts sent out
from the Carlisle garrison approached the
rebel pickets, a couple of miles from Chant
bersburg, and were fired upon, and two of our
men taken prisoners. On the 19th and 20th
Chambersburg was evacuated, and the enemy
quietly retreated towards the Potomac.
A feeble force having thus invaded the State
with impunity, which demonstrated our de
fenseless condition, and also gavefresh warning
fo Governor Curtin, Gen. Lee, at the head of
the main rebel army of Virginia, was encou
raged by Stuart's report, and invited by Curtin's
conduct, to a far more important movement ;
and accordingly he marched into Pennsylva
nia, and on the 27th of June occupied York
And Calliele, and on the 28th was within four
miles of Harrisburg. General Meade, newly
appointed to the command of the Army of the
Potomac, without giving the trembling Cabinet
at Washington time to prevent it, abandoned
the line of the Rappahannock, pursued the en
emy into Pennsylvania and attacked and de
feated him at Gettysburg; but, in consequence
of being unsustained by the State troops,
echo had not been called out in time for effective
co-cperaeion, he was unable to reap the full
fruits of his victory, and Lee safely retreated
to his original position.
For all this—the violation of the sanctity of
oar soil, the ravage of our people, the dishonor
of our State, the unutterable suffering and
b oody death of many thousand soldiers, the
s orifice of many millions of property—some
o e is responsible. Certainly not the army,
fnever was gallantry more heroic, never de
v tion more sublime, than that which was
s doomed by the sulphurous canopy of Gettys
b rg, attested still by ten thousand new made
g yea of soldiers criminally sacrificed, if not
w ntouly murdered, but who have left for con
sdation and example a glorious record, destined
todhe immortality of the historic page.
We arraign Governor Curtin as the g, eat mini
in.l...GßEAT ONLY IN GRlME—and not the less
to be condemned because -Secretary Stanton
whis accomplice, as we shall presently
l'he witness whom we produce in the trial of
thii culprit is ANDREW G. CURTIN lIIMSELY I ,
ar4, in hearing his confession, it is only ne
cestary for its full and fair application, to bear
in mind the dates and facts we have already
gi tn, jatiek are all derived from official re
n adE j n u d ne ße l p s u , Republican
aaumtheeortiintyg of citizens of
H risburg assembled to take action in refer
ento the defense of the city against the in
va rs coming up the valley.
n. Cameron was called to the chair.
a few minutes Governor Curtin entered,
100 ing somewhat fatigued and careworn.
'The Governor said that he was gratified to
saythat men were arising all over the State,
andwould soon be here. The New York Bev
entl were on the way to our assistance ; men
wert coming from Philadelphia, and one thou
mini men from Berke would arrive in the next
trail. We will not surrender the town with
out t struggle. The rebels had probably de
stroled the beautiful valley on our west ; but,
thaiii God, we were separated from them by a
patina barrier, the passage of which would be
dispited. Although it was dry here, the river
had,.through the providence of God, raised
duriog the night; and should we mortals stand
inaotve, while the Almighty was working for
WIC DOCK, sr., 1 00.
[F rom tile Weetinoreland Republican.]
had no property here, but the honor of
the ate was dear to him, and should be to
ever Pennsylvanian. He thanked the brave
reilio for the auppott they were ready to give,
but was sorry for the lateness of this call:
he d ired to make it last week, but the President
refus it. But let us forget that we have been
treatd wrongly. The General Government must
be su' awned, as well as the State. He had been
wilib to concede everything to the administration,
and t carry out their plans to the best of his abili
ty. : e called upon all Pennsylvanians to rush
to ar 1 s for the defence of their native State,
that ur Capitol might not be defiled with the
PRICE TWO CENTS.
; tread of the invader. There would be plenty
of guns and ammunition on hand before the
" General Cameron followed in a short
speech, in which he said that, by virtue of
his office, Gov. Curtin was Commander-in-
Chief of the Pennsylvania Militia, and that
he was willing to take him as his leader, and
follow him in defence of our homes. He moved
that he be requested to take command of the
force now called out, subject to the orders of
Gen. Couch. When we see our brave Governor
mounting hie steed, and calling upon the people to
follow, we will at once rally to the call. The
highest officer and the humblest individual
were on a level now, and every person should
do his duty. He thought we should be led by our
To this Mr. Kunkel strongly objected, say
ing that it would be an abandonment of his
" Mr. Cameron, It is not an abandonment
of his office ; it is but a part of his legitimate
" Mr. Kunkel. I can't understand this. I
don't see why our Governor, who is worn out
by the duties of his office, should lead the van
of the militia, when General Couch, a United
States officer, is with us. There is a disposi
tion on the part of Mr. Cameron to drag the
Governor from his legitimate duties. I would
as soon the President of this meeting should
be our leader, and he is as much fitted and
called upon to perform that duty as the Gov
4 , Mr. Cameron. lam ready to shoulder a
musket and go as a private under the Governor.
" Governor Curtin then said be could do no
more than this : he would go as he did last fall,
when he went with the militia to Hagerstown,
but got from the United States the co-operation
of a military mind to direct immediate opera
Thus we give from the Harrisburg papers of
June 16th, Gov. Curtin's own statements—an
attempted defense, but a real confession. He
declares, in effect, that he knew of Lbe contem
plated invasion by Jenkins "last week," that is,
from about the Bth of June, a week before the
preliminary movement of the enemy, and more than
two weeks before their army entered the State.
Worse even than this, the Governor's speech was
actually delivered twelve days before Lee crossed
the Potomac, and all these occurrences where more
than eight months after the emphatic warning of
To avoid possibility of error and consequent
injustice, let us marshal the dates.
October, 1862.—Stuart's invasion.
June 8, 1863.—Curtin knew that the State
was about to be invaded a second time.
June 14.—.Tenking entered Pennsylvania.
June 15.—Curtin's Harrisburg speech.
June 26.—Lee entered York and Carlisle at
head of rebel Army of Virginia.
July 2-4.—The battle of Gettysburg.
The Governor did some things, and we give
him the benefit of them.
He supplicated the President for means of
defense, but it was refused, and thus, he says,
"we were treated wrongly." Was it fit that the
Governor of the great State of Pennsylvania
should crouch as a beggar, to be spurned from
the foot of the _Vederul throne t- was not every
citizen thus insulted in the person of the Gov
ernor? Would they have dared thue to treat
us, if Governor Curtin had rightly represented
the dignity and power of our ancient Common
wealth, instead, as he himself states, "being
willing to concede EMYTHING to the administra
The duty of the Governor was clear—in
stant attack of the assonants. Defeat is not ne
cessarily disgrace, but submission is always
infamy. Timely preparation would have
We admit that Pennsylvania was deeply
wronged by the Federal Executive; that half of
the men whom she has furnished for this war
could have defended the sanctity of her soil, and
that in preventing them from doing so, the ad
ministration was both base and cruel; that,
probably, the refusal to sanction Gov. Cur
tin's call for the militia, was deliberately de
signed to arouse our people, by ravage of their
and plunder of their property; and, in
short, that we were the victims of the weak
ness and wickedness of our rulers.
But these were no reasons for abandoning
the natural right of self-defense. It is not in
the presence of peril that the remote cause is
to be considered, except for the purpose of
'future punishment. It is not when the enemy
thunders at our gates that we are to pause and
hesitate, because, if others had done their duty,
he would not be there. It is not when the foe
has us by the throat that we are to speculate
as to who set him on. Our State was menaced,
invaded, inaulted. It was the clear duty of the
Governor to use his ample power for prepara
tion and, having for months neglected this, at
least he should have called on the militia on
the Bth of June to take arms and instantly
repel the attack made or threatened. Penn
sylvania was strong enough to protect herself ;
patriotic enough to make every effort and any
sacrifice which was necessary. The might
that slumbers in the yeoman's arm, is irresisti
ble when aroused. Surely, lethargy itself
would be excited at such a time as this, and
yet Governor Curtin long slumbered and slept
and was, at length, awakened on the 15th of
June, only to present a pitiable spectacle of
imbecile terror, incapable of being stimulated
to the courage of comtat even by the taunts of
Cameron—consoled only by the facts, stated
by himself, that ..he had no property" which
Mild be reached, and that, though ""the rebels
had probably destroyed the beautiful valley on the
west," iin was safe because they were mill
"separated from him by a natural barrier."
Have ill not fulfilled our premise to prove
that Governor Curtin was as guilty in permit
ting the invasion of the State, as in; causing
the disaster at Bull Run?
This is the man who now repudiates hie con
tract for the Spanish mission, retracts his
solemn legislative pledge not to be .a candidate,
and daily declares, in defence of his breach of
faith, that he is impelled only by the condition
of the country, which in these war times, de
mands his energy, devotion and courage—his
strong arm to overshadow the State and pro
tect the people. It is needless to say that this
pretence is not less preposterous in itself,-than
insulting to the intelligence of our citizens.
But if even he was a hero, radiant with the
glory of a thousand victories, he is useless
now, for he has abandoned his position and
his duty, and is wandering about the country
making stump speeches to eolioit votes—laying
the lines for infinite ramifications of petty in
trigue—purchasing his opponents in his own
party by promises, contracts and offices—en
deavoring to seduce Democrats by cajolery,
and to deceive the people by boasts of what he
has done and promises of what he will do.—
He must fail. The tricks of a political mounte
bank, the delusions of a dextrous juggler, the
meanness of an artful dodger,•will avail no
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QUESTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE.
What infernal influence is at work among
the people, inciting hatred, strife, violence,
and personal feuds?
But a few months ago, and men tolerated
differences of opinion, each allowed the other
to be honest, even if mistaken, and each al
lowed the other to entertain and express his
Then Democratic and Republican neighbors
lived side by side, visited each other, neigh
bored with each other, and were in the con.
scant interchange of kind and friendly offi
What a sad change the last few months have
produced ! The friendly visits have ceased,
the kind act is withheld. Hatred has usurped
the place of friendship.
The Democrat all at once finds that old
friends have become his deadly foes. The
Democrat is taunted and insulted at every step,
his wife and children are abused, his lite is
Mobs convene, angry and threatening, and
are only held at bay by revolvers, in the hand
of determined men, while even Republican wo•
men so far forget their sex, as to cry to the
angry and brutal mob : "Go on ! kill them ;
burn their houses—if YOU don't WE will."
Of course, inevitably, as sure as God lives
these persecuted, outraged people, wno ADA
THE MAJORITY, will soon reach a point where
endurance abruptly ceases, and the defence of
home, wife and children begins.
This is the reign of anarchy ; it is the be
ginning of Miasmic and violence; it, iv
whetting the pike and lighting the brand ; it
is inciting an internecine conflict, too big, too
wide spread, too develish for soldiers to quell.
May Heaven, in mercy, avert the horrors
The cause of all this is to be found in the
loyal leagues. The mass of the members
mean well ; but they are incited to madness by
falsehood, they are made devilish by appeals
to their passions. It is here that bad men
make their influence supreme.
And who is it controls these Loyal Leagues ?
It is that infernal nest of office-beggers, some
of whom were paupers, and have grown rich
without a day of toil.
These are the responsible men. These are
the men who manage the hellish enginery
which begets hatred and animosity, and vio
lence, which, before long, must end in assasi
nations, conflagrations, anarchy.
Hold them to their responsibility. Don't
forget it for a moment. To secure office, they
are employing instrumentalities which put in
jeopardy the lives and property of every Ka
man being in the country.
We implore the hundreds of good and well
meaning men in this country, who have been
inveigled into these santanic dens, to leave
them. Don't quarrel with your neighbors and
true friends, don't endanger the peace of the
community, don't bring danger to your own
fireside merely to keep in office a worthless set
of freebooters, who care nothing for you, and
woulnd't stop to speak to you, if it wasn't for
your vote.— West Chester irffenyonian.
A CURTIN FRAUD EXPOSED
We have never entertained a doubt that Gen.
Meade was misrepresented by those who re
ported his sword presentation speech, and the
following which we clip from an exchange fully
establishes the fact :
"The Associated Press, by order of the admin
istration, sent over the wires the cool and un
blushing lie, that the brave Meade in accepting
the sword from the "soldier's friend," asserted
that GOY. Curtin ought to be re-elected—that
he was worthy of the confidence of the soldiers
and citizens. &c. 111 No such words fell from the
gallant man's lips. He d . ed not endorse him ;
why he did not, is a matter of conscience for the
General himself.. Perhaps he recollected the
tattered garments and bursted shoes of his
brave "Reserves," furnished by the theiving
friends of the "soldier's friend." The ghosts
of "shoddy," oak soled shoes, and damaged
beef, must have passed before his eyes, as the
Governor hypocritically alluded to the trials
and sufferings of our undaunted and chivalric
"Reserves," One of those same soldiers,
writes as follows;
HEADQUARTERki ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
September 1, 1868.
DEAR SIR : I learn from the New York pa
pers, which have just reached us, that General
Meade, in his speech accepting the sword from
Gen. Crawford, on Friday last, complimented
Gov. Curtin, and advocated his re•election.—
Nothing could be more false ; sad lam sur
prised that such expedients should be resorted
to by politicians to bolster up a candidate. I
was present during the entire ceremony, and
heard every word spoken by Gen. Meade. He
made no political allusions whatever_ the Penn■
sylvania delegation were behaving in a very
noisy manner, some of them being quite intoxi
cated ; and I am of the opinion that Meade
wished to get rid of them as soon as possible.
I hope you will contradict this absurd story.
Gen. Meade has no desire to mix himself up in
Pennsylvania politics. He is a soldier, and
wishes to have nothing to do with politicians.
I am, very respectfully yours,
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who was for a time a suitor to the government
to use this projectile, but did not succeed un
dl it was recommended by Admiral Porter by
his experience at Vicksburg. Meantime repre
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The best orchards are within two er three miles
of the lake and it is owing principally to the
moist lake winds that heavy frosts are kept
away, rendering a total failure of the fruit crop
of rare occurrence. One man—Mr. George
Parmarlee—has 9,000 trees about two miles
from Bronson'a Harbor, directly on the lake
shore, elevated about 150 feet above the water,
and he has not failed for sixteen years to have
a good crop.
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