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*eine'sday Morning, Angtl;.,lB3:
ler JOIIN K. STIBTOCif IS authorized to
relitirdSalacriptiono and contradt, for - .A.di*retonlo
Sot the BEPosiron trine Evatero
,„ The Union men- of Fttulattizi - County,:
velitaant tinction-or party; who are *Whig io" auito
intiv'tordial auppcirt of the Atithinkteatran is piese•
atitl4 of the We for't}ie forpreseitati tfitiho Union; tira
re Bated to meet atilie naval planes:far t Wing such
irtectilianp; on SATURDAY, AUGUST 16Th, 6eiweenthe
ttactiani 2 , and 6 o'clock, P. 11., and. ELECT .OELD:
dna to men In COUNTY CONYENTION,In Cham
borabnyi, on HO /14 y, A U( UST 17 TH,, a tlll o'clock,
err/AO! day, to nominate dectuzirr, Titan, to he mil.,
pigt : od - by the Union men of Franklin enmity at the nest
attkatal election. GEO. EITER;
Etunnon TATUM, ClMiemin Union Co. Corn.
N ang. 1," 69 .
'SINGLE' copies of thei
e, AIX ; be, had. at the counter with or
without wrappers. Pri'Oe five cents..
Tan Union voters of Franklin court
ty` will' hold - their .Delegate Elections
en 'Saturday? the 15th inst., between
the hOurs of two 'andl six o'clock, P.
Ilt.; land the Delegates will Feet in
Convention, in Chambersburg,‘ on
liongay, therith, tO Dominate n COIF
ty ticket to be supported by the Union
men tit the next general election.
We entreat the Union voters to at
tend the Elections, and see that pru
dent and faitliTui delegates are chosen,
and that where expressions in favor
of eandidates 'are giveri;they' shall
fairly reflect therpreferenees- of the
loyal men - in the diStrieis. We Avant:
titieket of; true and acceptable men,
aidd - we can. then g,ci heart' and hand
tit*ive it a triumphant niajprity at
the polls. ,
'to-morrow. being tho day desig,na-
te'd by the President as a, National
Thanksgiving for our recent victories,
And for the hopes there 4 begotten
ofthe ultimate success 'of the national
cause, we cordially add our invitation
to our readers ta..join in the proper
observance of - the day.
• ',cry way it `is 'eminently proper
fkir a4rofessedly claristiatt peeple to
• expression .to "its. gratitude at
with a,time as this, and,to supplicate
the Almighty Pisposer of events to
. continue to.grant'Success to our arms
'd wisdom to our counsels, that
right and justice, and law and order,
end filially:peace may be restored to .
cur whole land." .1t is said 'that the
coiner' before tte'dawn,
saul it often occurs in human experi
ence that, the hour — of struggle and
tribulation is the harbinger of the
-hotir of
_deliverance find joy. We
Lhznk it Ins rarely 'occurred in 'the
lii4OrYlof any,: people thatlio many
and so gr, eat, dangers have been avert
- ed r and so many and - sotreat iiticces 7
ta9s , .achieved::in ;,the short space of
three weeks. Had Gen. Lee'ainva
aion oftbeX been succes uI orth and
'the ;Array :of the Potomac been driven
.in'a"MA from, theileightaof Gettys
resillt 'must, havebeen un
iiiieitkOkfiffs'asyous to, the country.
,Q,e3c4,o:tery-,hill may be said to be truly
Alie,Tbe - rMopylm, of, the_ Republic.-.-
3104 Grant been finally driven ;_from
Viellsbnig 'and that point and Port
'.' . ll . iadsert been held'by the Rebellion,
;vitr ‘ is noteasy, to see how the military
•pewer . of the 'Confederacy could have
:bee'n broken . _ is.not to be denied
the, ktoi , d ys'of Juneand*,
-early days of. duly • the heart. of the
ination 'heat hen,4 with appFehension,
Vail: of gloom." 'overhung: the publie
Mind; and eVery *eye was strained
to 'catch the issue of the
~liter; :,f(irtlme of war. ;.Arid yet in the
,PhoTt qi4ce not' , a ,few . days' all these
"Olonds•Were dispersed ' the hopes
the nation bounded lightly 'from. the
'Opths of despondency, and the, "Ain. ,
vr ; of• our diseententi! Ncra 7 3 :changed
'into : gloriOus sumtaer. 'lsitnotemi
nently fitting that the united and ex
,tiltant : yoke of thanksgiving from a
'joyful 'people:should'. go, cap to the
throne 'of the' Arai_ ,estY7
voiced - and free;like the "innumerable
laughtel , ;of the sea ?". 1.,
- evecially ? in this v:alley have
meg,ent And abilpd_a* 'teasOnat tor
fthanksgivin'g for the, flpeedy,"aiad ive
Age permanent: deliVerenee
;sated us.'}Ye,,,,hoivo had toz asion.
to zoo We: ptiepeive
• Inoyeropp;t:, tile Rebellion bas,,ver
, pwde i or`erhape ever yrilli;n4e; We,
seigkaudfeltthe trail
;pew', Any .one hay, etandihg at a
. giireicPoirt.t, ::witumed the passage o f
Geti.1.,0, 1 41 ; army Lyilith its Powerful
zsrmameot Us • bronzed
yeterans;iiid its " eiguniza.
tion and discipline, could not, - but - feel
that it was a most formidable power,''
and that if its course was not speedily"
'arrested it 'must' do us incalculable
harm, That vast host surged and
dashed, in wild and deaperate fury
around the heights of Gettysburg
-only to drag back its - decimated ,and.
dispirited' ranks ,to the: point froth
whence it started a, short, tru4,nth. be
fore. :We who for but throe,
weeks felt the hand of the spoiler upon'
US; With such disastrous ''results, have
great reason te hothankful That the
scourge has, speedily removed:
"The enemy, said, Iyill pursue,
overtake, ,I will'divide-the spoil; my
lust shall -be satisfied, upon .them ;
will draw
,my sword, my hand - shall
destroy them." T h ey did indeed, for
a season, "divide the spoil," but
humble acknowledgement of the Di:
vine Providence. we may say '‘ Thy
right hand, , , 0 Lord, - bath dashed in
pieceS the enemy." Any one who has
comprehended the full details of the
battle Gettysburg,—the singular
strength a - the position taken by
Gen. Meade, as if• constructed by the
great hand of nature for some special
purpose,—:the fact ' that he was ena
bled-to gain this position just in the.
niche of time,--the fact that he had
_advlinced beyond this position
with more than a small part of his
army,—and various other matters of
detail_ pertaining to :the conflict,—
must feel, if he has any adequate idea
of a Divine Provid'ence, that the re:
suit must be attributed to the "good
hand of our God upon us."
In sacred history there is 'recorded:
magnifieent thanksgiving which, we
may properly in our measure imitate:
The children of Israel stood in safety
on the. banks of, the Red Sea. The
pursuing hosts of Pharoali were close
upon them, hurrying across the san
dy channel which bad given the fugi-
Alves a safe transit. Their' statesman
,Prophet stretched. out his hand - and
the sea returned in its-power, and the
pursuing host floundered and -strug
gled and perished in its waters. In
the morning his dead were strewed
upon the shore. Then did the states
nian-poet of' the ransomed people take
up theh harp of song and pour forth
an utterance which will ever remain
the finest example of extatio rhapso
dy.. And the whole people oelsrael
Pined in one grand chorus; on the
very spot 'where they had seen „the
salvation of God, saying "I Will king
unto the Lord- fOr he hath triumphed
gloriously; the horse- and his rider
hith he thrown into the sea," and
Miriam and the daughters of Israel,
with. timbrels and dances, answered
back to them the stirring refrain "sing
ye ;to , the Lord, for he hath triumph
ed gloriously; the 'horse and his rider
bath he thrown into the sea." _ Have
we not similar reason for making to
morrow a day of, genuine, rejoicing
gratitude? -
As te thepositive dates of the day
We cannot express them better than
in the language of--our Chief Magis
trate--namely 'to "invoke the Holy'
Spirit to subdue the anger which-has
produced and 'so long sustained a need
less and cruel rebellion; to change
the hearts of the insurgents; to guide
the' counsels of the . Government with
'Wisdom adequate td so great an emer
gency, -And to visit with tender care
and consolation throughout the length,
• and breadth' of our land, all those
who, .through the vicissitudes of'
marcheS, voyages, battles and sieges,
haire been brought to suffer in mind,
body,,or estate; and finally to lead
the "whole nation through the paths
of repentance and submission,to the
Divine Will, back- to the perfect en
joyment of union and fraternal peace."
In a recent ; review of the political
'career o£ Judge Wood Ward, we allu
ded to his bitter hostility to foreign
ers when in the Constitutional Con
vention. To this statement the Spit it
take's' ,exception and, insists that we
did the Democratic - candidate for'
Governor injustice ; Unfortunately
for - the Spirit it has issued to defy
alike the record of ;the 'Convention,
and the official report of the'debates,
which stood Undisputednritil the Start:
ling doctrines enunciated.; by Judge
Wopdiva.rcl became a bgyier to his
Pli*4 l - 1311 ecess. We give the Bpi).-
41's own words: • "- - •
"The rot:darks - imputed to Mr. Woodward,
in supportlif_ his a m endment, were not to
ken diiwn by the regular secretaries of the
ConVention, who recorded-the Ca ots"wa have
just given: but by s..steuographer; who gave
frintklittcliepieitab't Ipitactiburo f Poi
him no oppottimitir for-tjoiri revision, bat
incorporated tticm,rgarlied and perverted,
into.the 44pablifihed. debates.". ..,
Equally unfortunate hi the Spirit
in giving the political, coniplexion
the authOr , of,the 'original - resolution.
It was offered'hy Mr. Magee, of Per
ry, a radical Democrat, and was as
follows: ,
“Resolved, That a ComMittee 'he appoint
ed to ipquire intolhe expediency of so amen-,
ding.tife Conatittition of'Yennsylvania as 'to
prevent the future emigration,into this State
of free persons of color;'and fugitive slaves
from other States and Territ'ories.” • - .
A motion was made to insert the
word "foreigners" between the words
"of" and "free," and the motion was
pending when. (sea vol. 5. p.-444 of
Debates) r. WOodWard moved to
amend t amendment by adding . the
"And th4said Committee be alio instruct
ed to inquire into the•propriety of so amend
ing the Constitution, m• to prevent any for
ei,gners who may :arrive in this State after
the 4th of July, 1841, from, acquiring the
right to vote 'or to hold office in thin Common
wealth.'" •
• Jere is a distinct ; tangible proposi
tion submitted to the Convention, in
judge Woodward's own language, in
:which he insists not onrythatforeign
ers shall not vote, but tkat shall
not hold offi,ce in. this. _ Conanontoealth !
Does the Spirit allege - that this motion
is al-forgery or a " garbled and per
verted " report ?
The official report of Judge' Wood
ward's speech on the subject is found
in vol. 5, p. 44647 of the Debates, and
his views as there' ex - pressed - tak-e
very strongest grounds in favor of the
entire 'exclusion of foreigners from the
right of suffrage and to
. hold office,
because, as he sayi, "they do not knoW
how to value them !" We quote the
material portion of his Speech
Sir, I appreciate. as much as any man
living, the many political rights and privi-' which I, in common; with the people of
the United States, -am now enjoying; and it
is but my honest impression that We: do tut
squander thoseprivileges in .conferring them
upon every individual who chooses to come
and claim them. He knew .that=a great por
tion of those who came among us from foreign
countries, consist frequently of the worst part
of the population of. those countries, and that
they Are unacquainted with the value of these
privileges, and that, therefore, they do not
know how-to value them. I think that in thus
conferring indiscriminately upon all, we are.
doing injury to our liberties and our institu
tions; and I believe that,, if the time has'not
yet come, it will speedily come, when it-will
be indispensably necessary either for this
body, - or some other body of this _State or of
the - United States, to -inquire whether it is
nit right to put this plan in execution, - by
which foreigners should be prevented-from
controlling our elections, and brow-beating
our American citizens at the-p 014,".
Judge Woodward - continues - : •
o .
"And what claim Stave foreigners fromtiny
country—aye, sir, from any country, which
is strong enough to justify us in prostituting
our political privileges, by. conferring them
carelessly and indiscriminately on, every- in
dividual who may reside here for two or three
years, become a naturalized citizen, and then
command our offices ? There are very many
of these emigrants who know , nothing of po
litical privileges in their own country before
they emigrate to this. The world is unknown
to them, or if they hear of it at all, they hear
of it as something in which they have no
participation. - Is not_ this the fact ? Sir, we
all know that it is; we know that very many
of these emigrants never enjoyed any politi
cal privileges themselves—that they have no
knowledge of them, and !Nutt of all have they
any knofeledge of otir people, our government
or our institutions. The acquirement of this
knowledge is net the work of a day. ' They
have no sympathy in common with us ; they
have no qualifications to render them ft reci
pients of these high political privileges."
Thus stood Judge Woodward's
record, its correctness undisputed
until 1861, a period of thirteen'years,
when so far from coMplaining that it
was ." garbled and perverted,' he re
affirmed his opinions, and if we mis
take not, in the very letter which the
Spirit quotes in a " garbled" manner
to show that he "has no hostility to
foreignerd." . On the 6th-of 'Septem
ber,lB6l, in a letter in explanation
and defence of his position- in the
Convention, he says:
"'Who could - complain of my proposition
Certainly no foreigner then in the country,
none on his way to this country, none who
would choose to come before the 4th of July,
1841, for none of these were to be'excluded
from anything—either a residence or politi
cal privileges amongst us.: Nor Could those
who should choose to come after the 4th of
July, 1841, complain, for they would have
had nearly four years' notice that . they were
not to share in,our politicatprivileges."
The year following, 1862, Judge
Woodward became' the', Deinocratic
nominee for Supreme' Judge, and be
ing his first experiment - as a popular
candidate; 4E4: felt the:' necessity of
modifying, as far as possible his record
of implacnble hoStility to, foreigners.
He has never yet denied - the correct
ness of. the record .which makes him
the author. of the a:teflon , to exclude
foreigners from voting and holding
office in Pennsylvania,' nor, has he ev
er yet denied that, - in his speech in
support of his a:teflon, he disputed
alikethe right and capacity of foreign
ers to
,enjoy our 'free institutions.--
that the Spireshould, deny these
palpable truths -for him, is probably
natural enough but in the, face of a
continued and Consistent record for
fourteen years, beyond- periling .its
-:teptitatio.-,fir - truth
and fairnesa,-- it can' accompliil noth
lug% ,
—.On the question' of .denying:the ,
right of foreigners to "vote Or hold,
'office in Pennsylvania, Judge Wood,
ward has made his record, and by that
he must stand or fail regardless of
the shallow 'Sophistry of the' Spirit
and kindred ,foes of - truth •
VaIiNDIGHA3i, the arch-traitor of
Ohio, ptiblished an address to the cop
perheads of. that State on-the 15th
ult., in *hich he said-" Traveling a
"thousand miles or more through
"nearly 'ono half of the Confederate
"States,,and sojourning for a• time at
"widely different points, I met not a
"man, vronian or child .who- was not
"resolved to perish rather-than yield
"to the pressnre of arms, even in the
"most de,sperate extremity." It would
seem - that Yal's dear r friends in the
v denoininated "Confederate
,StateS" Must:have amused, him, dur
ing his ,stay, with'. ,them; e elusively
vithr,exhibitiOuS of the I 'last ditch,"
so familiar rebel parlance, or he
has proved an apt_ scholar in their
conceded skill in falsifying.
The Mobile Advertiser, the leading;
rebel paper in the Gulf -Statei, de
plores the tendency to submission'
that is manifesting itself in. the do
minions of treason.• iays that
"there are those .who are--ready to
"submit, and anxious' fpi peace and
"security of theitproperty on the ba-:
"sis of snbmission i ."- it adds that.
"there have, been sins of the white
"feather fluttering during the few
."past gloomr daya." The , Riclimond
Dispatch of a late date says that mea
sures are being 'taken to relieve the
*community of those "who . refuse to
"perfdim local military service in time
"of danger." It insists that they
shall be made to "go quickly and
"empty-handed." The Richmond En
quirer of the 23d - ult. says that the
reliance of the North on the Missis
sippi region is "upon the corruptibili
ty of the planter;• and it must be '
"confessed with sorrow, that there
"has= been toomuch encouragement
"for these hopesin - this regard." It
adds that the business of the planter
Makes - him a "sordid wretch," and
that "to make money at home and
"spend,it among the-Yankee's was the
"blisiness of the cotton planter from
the Alpha ,to the Omega." Consid
ering' that there is but.little left to
the bogus 'government of JeE. Davis
but the cotton growing 'States; the
Enquirer liar reason for. "sorrow" at
the.disa&tion of the planters. The
Richmond Dispatch of a late date says
that Wm. Fitzgerald and John 'Kelly;
of Tennessee, died recently in, Castle
Thunder, having been "imprisoned
since Februm7.- 10th, charged with
disloyalty." PThe same paper an
nounces that •"Michael Rosebury, No
ah Hixon and Abraham Doherty,
"residents of Richmond, were put in
"Castle Thunder on SaturClav, charg
"ed with disloyalty. Fifteen - reSi
"dentS of Atlanta, .Ga., irrived and
"were incarcerated on the same
"charge." An official letter of. in
structions' froM J. P. Benjamin, when
he was rebel Secretary of, War, ad
dressed to Colonel W. B. Wood, of
Knoxville, Tennessee, says, that all
the'"traitors of East Tennessee iden
"tified in ! having been engaged in
"bridge-burning, are to be tried snm
"marily dram-head, court-martial,
"and if found'guilty, .executed on the
"spot by hanging. It•would be welt to
"leavetheir bodies hanging in the picin
"ity of the burnt bridges!" Col. Wood
is urged to the "vigilant execution of
these orders."
—Perhaps Val. won't read and is
therefore ignorant. It is clear that
unless h 6 has closed his eyes and ears
when both North and South, and res
olutely avoided and steeled his heart
against the prushed victims of rebel
inhumanity in the - rebel lines, whose
only crime is fidelity to' the cause of
the country,. he„ has Most wickedly
and shamelessly falsified the condition
of the Southekn people in his address.
While - the rebelpress with one accord
:mourn the growm' evidenee, of disaf
fection in their ranks; thelonging for
submission ; the corruptibility_ of the
planters, gi coafesbed with sorrow ;"
and, while Union men are daily smoth
eicd in Castle Thunder or hung in
Tef,inessee, by - , an bit chii order,from
the rebel Secietary of War, and'tlaeir
labdies left to 'hang as II warning to
otherS, poor Val.,,blinded by his trea
prpclaims. to the, world thatfmen,
Women and children refuse - to submit,
‘even in the; modt desperate extremi
ty!" 'flow nit:aridly a traitor takes
to lying!
Nrwav y V3,404;11
- „
. The death Of Hon. lohn Jay, Crit
tenden, briefly : announced in (~:ur col
urns last week, will be widely regret-,
ted by men, of all political persuasiois;
He Was one of the few of 'the rate 61
statesmen who, with Clay, Webster;
Calhomi, Clayton, Cass andlotherS as
cotemporaries, made • the American
Senate the admirationof the civilized
world ; and extorted from-the despot.
isms and monarchies of 'Europe the
prefoundest respect . for the Republic.
- -
Mr. Crittenden was a. native of
Woodford county, Kentucky, and at
an early age was admitted:to the bar,
where he rapidly rose' to 4listinetion.
In 1816 he .entered publid life as a
member of the Kentucky , legisiatire,
and . in the year following hew* cho
sen to
-the U. S. Senate to fill an . un
expired term. After two years of
service he retired and again 'entered
the Senate in 1835, where he remained
Until called to the 'Harrison , Cabinet
as Attorney Geheraf , in 1841. , In the,
separation of -the Whigs .from the
Tyler administration,Mr. Crittenden
sustained Tyler, and was Chosen to suc
ceed Chiy-in the Senate again in 1842.
In 1848 he deserted: Clay 'and sap
'ported Tayler for tho' Presidential
nomination, and was, nominated by
the Taylor Men for,Governor of Ken
-tacky. He resigned his. seat in the
Senate and entered into .a spirited
canvass with Hon: L. W. Powell, now'
U. S. Senator - from" that State, and
was chosen by a decided majority.
Upon the accession of Fillmore to the
Presidency by the death of Taylor in
1850, he caged" Crittenden again. to
the Cabinet,aa Attorney General,
Where he remained until the close' of
the administration. In 1855 he was
again chosen to .the Senate, for' the
full term of six years, and at the ,ex
piration of that time, he was elected
to Congress by the Unionists of his
district, where he-served with COlll
- energynotwithstanding the
'ravages of age had - sadly enfeebled'
his physical frame..
,Mr. Crittenden's public career was
not - marked by ; any crowningacts of
greatness, such as characterized the
official efforts Of Clay, Webster and
Calhoun.. He was'eve.r conservative,
moderate, dignified and able, and is
hot, we believe, the author- of any
prominent measure that has fixed the
law or• policy of the government 'on
any great question In the Peace
Convention which met just before'the
inauguration, of Lincoln - , he offered
what is known as the Crittendcn
compromise, propesing certain amend
ments to the Constitution affording
new_guarantees to Slavery. Whether
in his' stronger and better days he
would have sought to conciliate trea
son by, cowardly concession to the
Insolent demands of its authors, we
can-scarcely guess; but it is no more
generous than just, to impute - his per
sistent efforts to i diplomatize with.
mendacious traitors in arms, to the
infirmities of age. Until his death
he clung tenaciously to,his compro
mise, and, although at heart earnest
-in the wish and hope for the preser
vation of the Union, his last speech,
but a few weeks ago, Still called for
compromise with 'the reb - els who
openly resented any proposition ,of
peace save on the basis of the sever
ance of the States. .41t•tho green old
age of seventy-seven, he calmnlY died
at his own home on the 26th ult. and
the errors of his declining years 'will
be.forgotten in the veneration due to
one who has filled so -high. a measure
in the history of his country's great
Tan Philadelphia inquirer of Friday
hlst has a sensation letter from Jlar
risburg, alleging that enormous frauds
upon the government have been de ,
tected sit Harriiburg, and that, 'the
"most corrupt practices have prevail,
" ediu horse contracts - , and in clothing
" and subsistence supplies," and adda
that it is owing te. the f‘ neglect . and
" corruption of £ he Executive Depart
" went of Pennsylvania." A 'Wash
ington telegram in the 'same paper
states that— -,
"The War Departmentis about to institirbi ,
a thorough investigation 'into. the, immense,
frauds which were connived it bp the State
authorities at, Harrisburg during the recent
raid. It is reported' that the State troops
were in ainiost a starving condition, while one
heavy operator in a single -week cleared half
million of dolleri."„ -
Whether the - in-n t tirr has b6eit
posed upon' o by.lts. correspondento,-or
has resolied` upon the sYsitemz,itie and
unscrupulous defantationuf•GOv , „Cu r-
tin, we can r scarcely giess ; but memr
the ntlief - musthe the -trtrfh. , Gov.,
Curtiraas not purchased anti cloth.
ing, guns, artieleicif equipment;shoes,
subsistenen,or hems for the troops
recently cdped out for the defense of
the border, riot has any one been in
thetrized by hini to do sod eveti At;
most : indirect maliner, The militia
were clothed, equipped, armed, ntoymt
ed' anti Subsisted from the -very =day
theY ., :reported for duty, solely by -the-
United States government, and none
other than: United States officers, over
w h om gov. Curtin had no control
whateVer,furnished a Single - article of
any, kind for them. Doubtless some
horses were:purchased for the Caval
ry,-but _by whom, or, at what price,
the United• States authorities can tell,
for they - had the supreme control of
the contracts, while Gov. Curtin had
no knowledge or direction in the mat
ter. Beyond the horses we doubt
whether there eras anything purchas
ed„ as the national government had
arms. clothing, equipments, rations,
&r.., and supplied the -= troops from
its stores.
We hope that the luqUirer -will-con
tinue to demand investigation when
ever there is reasonable suspicion of
fraud, and ,that it ;will not abandon
the project - when the Pittsburg Con
vention is over, and its sensation ru
mors fall harmless at the feet of Gov.
Curtin. If it happens to miss the
men its correspondents meant, to hit,
and to hit the men they meant tb'
miss, it ,must pocket its misfortune •
1 /.
but let it keep the ball movino-1 ,
Since the above was in type we b
have received the following note from
Gov. -Curtin, through the Inquirer,
where it appeared on the Ist inst._ It
fully sustains the facts stated in our
remarks.: --
HARRISBIIRO, PA., July 81,1863;
- D'Ean, Skr.:-4. noticed in your paper of
to-daysk telegram, dated at Harrisburg, July
30, in which it is stated that enbrineus - frauds
were practiced-in the equipment and supplies
furnished the troops called into service to
resist the reeent invasion of the State, and
that complicity with such "frauds is charged
to the Executive Departments. It is just to
gentlemen Connected with these departments
that the facts should be known, that all equip
ments,- supplies and horses were furnished
by:the trnited States, and that no - official. of
the State Government was directly, or indi
rectly, connected with them. The State fury
dished nothing, except theknoney to pay the
wagesof the militia mustered into the ser
vice of the State, which was generously ad- ,
vanced, and will be disbursed by, banks. and
other corporations, under the pledge of the
President to ask an appropriation by Conl
gess to refund the money thus advanced, at
the openiiig of the next session. I, am not
aware of the arrest of any_citizen of Penn r
sylvania on charges such as are indicated
the, telegram referred to. It is said, howev
er', that an Inspector of the General GOverri
men; charged with the inspection ofhorses
purchased kere, has been arrested by order
of the Secretary of War. These horses were
purchased by agents of the General Govern
ment, ' and furnished by its contractors.
None of these agents or contractors are in
any way personally or officially connected
with me, or in any sense, my 'friends. I
have this day asked of the Secretary an in
vestigation of the manner in which our peo
ple were supplied who patriotiCally took up
arms in defense of, the State; and in support
of the National Government, so that, if the
- want of sufficient supplies of subsistedce, (of
- Which, there is no doubt), resulted from care
lessness or the guilty may be punish
.ed; and the innocent shall not suffer-by, in
sinuation. I feel assured that yon will take
great pleasure, as a public journalist, in Ma
king this l coirection of a despatch -which no
doubt failed to meet your personal observa
Very respectfully your obd't servl,,
A. G. CinerlN.
W. W. ILt.RDIwo, Esq's
Alex. K. Il'Clure is improving his liisuro
'hours, between raids, in editing-the ItEroiit-
TOUT of Chanabersburg; and has. after much
tribulation fairly entered upon the campai&t.
lie is not overly delighted with the Demo
cratic nominees for Governor and Supreme
Judge and seems - Puzzled to know wherb to
commence the attacit.--Pittsfrurg Disity -Art
Winn the Poet be kind enough to
inform us where we can find the re
cord of Judge's Woodward andLoWrie
- an earnest support of the
government' in its , efforts to suppress
the =rebellion ? If there can be pro
due'ed one positive , 'declaration from
either, counseling their 'countrymen
to the duty of patriots in this deadly
struggle for Xational existence, with
out the usual qualifications which
characterize every copperhead orrebel
SymPathizer, we shall gladly record it,
and the " attack " that seernste haunt
the imagination of the P st
o couYd net
but fall harmless.
,We are alwa,ys
glad to believe men earnestly, unqual
ifiedly_ loyal, and should rejoice
know.that the •Demoeratio nOMineot3
are not outside of that class. Will the
'd enlighten us ? • - -
THE. pion Convention
at Pittsburg to-day-to uornijaste,cai
didates for Governor : and Supreme
Judge Dr. S. E: Duffield, of Fulton,
IS Senatorial - Delegate from this:dis
trict, 'and'Aiex. K. it'Clare Represen
tative Delegatei—botil'aDinstracted.