The Franklin repository. (Chambersburg, Pa.) 1863-1931, August 26, 1863, Image 1
II ~ • • - _ - : • kit • , • . . • )---e • • 4, BY it'CLUBB & STONER. trantlin ftpoittag. FROM RERELHOM. • vitt e have already imblished. SCV etai artic(es in the ,Thrtrosrrony since Vallandigham's ta ttoo declaration that he "met .not a man, :;-t 4 vt.Oraan or child who was . not resolved to ,! , perish rather than yield to the pressure of even in the most - desperate 'extrem- : pity!' Following closely on the heels of - Val's unbluslig falsehood, some 01,000 rebels at; H-17icksbtfg; 7,000 at Port Hudson; 10,000 , `Gettysburg; ysb rg; 4,500' at Tullahoma; and . 4 ' - dea l 13-,000 at Helena, didn't "perish rather than yield to the pressure Of arms," but; dece:ntly' ' - H7sn.r.rendcred themselves as prisoners of war, snd half of . thein tools advantage - of their - pa-; .:1•ole,to-desert finally from the - rtehel service. ' :vs', must revise his proclamation, for nearly, e.Tery' rebel journal mourns and agonize 4 ov6r the tendency to - "submission", iimongs the southern. people, and stamps , him as a‘ .petty triclatering traitor aid a :sbamelesi • The - Moline News of the 3d. inst., seems to ragnrdlhe peciple of Alabama and Mississippi asitopelessly estranged froni the bogus eon r , federacy, and its patience tkas,beconte entire:. lv exhausted with their conduct. It sags— • .FIVe have a multitudtt.of reports - terribly drstrimental to the character and patriotism of the people of many places of Alabama *nil Mississippi. Many of them are. too • grueeftel.tO publish. A portion, of our people ... Anse ;gone stark „ They arc- bastard Anitherners and -ecreani - Contederates." - A. very important movement is on foot in Mississippi. looking to t]ie bringing back of that State intotheUnion. Some of thblieSt and most. influential citizens are in the move_ meat. Mr. Montague, of Lake Providence, -.a• native of Louisiana, and a Union Man of -the strongest kind, but who enjoys the &rid- donee of many of the , planters who are oh • the fence, asserts that. the Union feeling is • growing s wonderfully in that State ;, this is but one of a"dolen different sources frora which comes intelligence of the existence et this feeling. It has its origin in _the -general ,IrapressiOn that is obtaining ground that the Onnfederab_ is aliansted. Gen.:'Grant him - self - believes this revulsion of feeling inlayer - Of - the - Utica to be very extensive; There is great destitution among the planters' for _tWenti,-thirty, and forty miles around Viel;s-_, burg; and demands upon_ the - commissary Of (kraut's army, to furnish them_ subsistencets more lhan can be met with-justice to our own forces. - of niliny wealthy per.? -sons are literally in a starting condition. Rebel Confederate paper. is almost worth- less in rebeldum. It now requires froire'four teen to &tem; dollars of it to buy one 'dollar of gold, and it reqUires half that 'amount :to ..purchase a Virginia bank-note or a green back. The Richmond Enquirer of the 6th .inst. has become furious on tare cupidity of • rebel financiers, and says s• "A practice`ashumiliating to good citizens A& it is disgraceful - to those who encourageiti has lately become, one of the most eager yas ionslof lucre-loving, men in. our midst. No Yankee can escape them ; they actually scent their prey when it is a hundred -miles away, and the depot by which it fir rivL is besieged accordingly._ Yesterday Morning,upon the arrival of .the Central': ears, :bringing over seven hundred Yankees:, soinecten or fifteen of these traders met them at t4e depot and begged - for 'green-backs' in exchange for Confederate notes, giving as *ix dollars in the latter for one in the former! . ffiuch men deserve to„ bd hung. They are *orse than traitors, meaner- than cowards, ' baser than -brutes. Every man who trades,• at all in these so-called green-backs' should, - be tried as an enemy to his country. It is clearly a violation of patriotic duty and of ;national usage, and deserves commensurate tAnishment at the hands of the governmeat" , r - ' t Accotints from Lees army' represent them , lia j tev'e - ry denurralized condition. The North. Ciriilina, iississippi and, Tenne,eise troops' are said to be very much dissatisfied, and! al most in astate of open mutiny. Troops from the South-western Statesgenerally share this feeling ; and since the fall of Vicksburg Ftnd _Port Hudson they consider their cause htpe ..lesanind are clamorouslo go home and give up the contest, as they consider it of no: use ' t continue the war any' longer. The mat-. est apathy prevails among both officers fsrad men in Lee's army, and it, ishelieved he is unwilling to risk another battle With Ittehde, • and indeed it appears as much as he cad ac complish to keep his army froin falling to' :pieces. These reports are obtained ,through various chancels, refugees and others who have arrived within a few, days, and.am con ' tittered reliable. Stirring events may bri ex 'pected within thd next two or - three weeks, , as the affairs of the bogus "Confederacy' are in such a critical condition that a collapse may occur at Any moment and thebubble burst: Lee's' army is now only kept together - --by-threats and promises, and its disintegra tion may take place any day when once a ,beginning is made by, the,withdrawal# the ' troops of one or more of the' ,States raen 7 r ' The report of dissaiiiifaction in Zen's army seems to have further confirmation in the itory of Mr. Marks; 'a gentleman;!fernaerly a. resident in Wasligigton, bht now living , in n , Lexington, Virginia, • M. Marks'arrived at ~ Washington on Sattfrday evening, having been five days on thk. way from Lexington, , aid he states that the demoralization of Lee's .torps amounts almost - to open mutiny.. A flpr days before he left, sevel'al,,Tegi • Mississippi regiments Started for bro;ne; find were pursued by Stuart's CitialrY-;44th'whom they, had a fight at or near - Sniekersville.— The cavalry were too much for-the mutineers and they were compelled to return to the rebel camps. Great gloom and despondency have fallen upon the men since the capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. They feel that the cause -of the rebellion_ is waninc , ; that it has received fatal blows. and that but little hope is held out to "encourage them in their mad efforts to resist the, advance of the Union arms, and the restoration of the na tional authority over the Southern, States. The mountains are said to be full of de serters from Lee's army., Among the rebels it was currently reported , and generally be lieved that Lee bad tendered his resignation as commander, but Davis - ,refuied to accept it. North 'Carolina seemsabout to take.formal steps to throw off the rebel yoke: The Ra leigh Standard openly advocates submission or reconstruction, and the legislature is ar 'rayed squarely against the Jeff Davis . usur pation: Indeed °Veil-tiling now points to the formal restoration of North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and - Lbuisianiti to the' Union within ninety days. So narrows from day to day the limits of treason. _ We commend' to the prayerful considera tion of our Fra4iin '•C?unty, Copperheads, who are ever denouneing the government for restricting the liberties of the sneaking traitors-in -the North, the following on 'the Knoxville Register. As the Democratic COunty Convention meets here ina few days we suggest that by way, of keeping up a semblance of opposition to Jeff. Davis's des potism, they pass one hearty resolution against rebel usurpation. Hear the rebel plan of disposing of croakers. It says : "There are some Lincolnites among the .residents of this place. -They should at once be arrested and sent beyond our lines. The game course should be pursued everywhere. We have no use for such persons. While they are permitted to remain among us. Lincoln will have a plenty of spies and in formers. Itr is no use to . cherish and treat kindly vipers that will bite us if they .have - tat opportunity. Thom parties suspected of Lincolnisin should have been driverelrom our,midat long ago. - Itis not too late to take action now. It is but a simple act of justice to ourselves to pursue such a course, and in justice to ourselves We. ought to pursue , it. No sane man should for a moment allow 'a cut=throat and a robber to be atJarge if he knew it. Why then - 4llow Lincolnites to re side unmolested at the South, watching,_ they are, to do us harm whenever a chance .offers-1 -- - NOnian iy - he - known to favor Lincoln - ism, in the least, should he allowed to xeside unmolested at the South." - In an article on Gen. Pemberton; The Mobile Advertiser saywof the paroled 'cricks burg garrison : ‘The resras and .Louisiana, reghnents ')•e.a the .litsSissippi river and are lost to this army, and of those on this side, nearly all, have gone home, with or without furloughs." Lieut.-G-en. who-succeeds Gen;Temberton,' is nole at the head of Johnston's troops on Strong river, and the Vickeplirg. garrison is included in his command. The Chattanooga Rebel owns up that Char leston must full. - It says : • "We look for bhe worst at Charleston. It will never be taken as it stands, however. It would be mined and blown frOm its founda tion first. , We do not anticipate any very encouraging news from that quarter. The jotirnals of the city may put the hest face on the matter from motives of patriotism ; but we had as well be preptirea fur "hay emergen cy." The rebellier(4 ) rice has resigned his cont . mission. in the army and returned from ser vice. =—The'notorious rebel leader,,William L. Yancey, is dead. He was a inembei of the Confederate Senate from Alabama at the time of his death. , moat VICRSBVIZO. We are permitted to make the following 'extracts from a •piivate .lettei, dated Vicks= tirg," August F, 1863, , written by a gentle man ,over sixty years of age, and one's resi dent Pf-thambersburg : ' We are at peace at present, and now gar risoned here, but it is intensely hot, and sick iaess is fast making its appearance in our ar my. I have escaped so far, but know not how long it may be so. We have just tbrned from Jackson, where We drove John son from hiS stronghold, and partly laid the capitol in ruins,- There were thousands of ,his army gave themselves up, took the oath, of allegiance r and",said they would fight no more against God, and their country, Such .an army as ours it is useless to contend against. fled the pleasure of seeing six hundred of them, with an escort, coine in a fEkvrdays ago, and among them a great many poor de luded, GOd-forsakenitissourians; they look ed like the last of pea time, and were return ing to their allegiance and their deserted homes. gad we been in Pennsylvania, Lee never would have re-crossed the Potomac; we have that confidence in 'our army, that we could drive the rebels before us from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, and the mean, sneaking Northern Copperheads and traitors with them. - There is strong talk that Gen. Grant is to suPercede Meade, but we are iVividu ally and collectively opposed to it; unless he takes us with him. Then farewell to the boasted iirmy of Northern Virginia. have . escaped -so-.far unharmed, through all the hard fought battles of the South. At, the siege of Vicksburg, I had the lower tip of My right ear cutoff a little by a minnie-ball, — r it was close shaving, but not pleasant mu sic. lum of the opinfon.that this "cruel war" will be over by next spring. They are CRAMAERSBURG I PA., WONESDAY., AUGUST '26, 1863. recruiting,here out of all the regiments for the regular seriice;. , ta - go' to Salt Lake and other out posts, for three years.!' Ma EDwdnD EvEnzrr, in a letter to Rev. Dr. Eliot, of kit. Louis, in relation to a ser thon of the latter on the ordinance of Eman cipation passed by:the Missouri Convention, remarks': haN;e myself no - doubt that, like the apprenticeship system in the British colonies, the ordinance will, at the 'instance of the slavebolders themselves, long before 1870,, give way to another- of immediate emanci pation. But whether it does or not, Mis souri is, from this time forward, substantially a Free State, and will I doubt not, enter upOn. that career of. prosperity for which her magnificent position,and unsurpassed resour ces so admirably fit her: ' "When . I look back to the controversy which grew out of the attempted restriction on the admission of Missouri into the Union in 1820, and on the folly which dictated the repeal of the Missouri Compromise in 1854, and then consider that the people of Missou ri, assembled in convention in 1863, have decreed that after, 1870, all slaves .then in Missouri shell be free, I am awe-struck with the visible tokens of an overruling and an interposing Providence."_ • . . Tat Gernaan,Refoinvi Messenger, of this place, thus discourses on the Rebellion t "Foremost - among- abounding _ must - we place the Rebellion itself. This is the great iniquity of the times in this coun try. because it is a deliberate attempt to set aside the dilAne authority 'of the civil gov ernment, and- thus - it is a - rebellion , against God as well ns against . the _Government. With the masses of the South it is doubtless, to a large extent, the result of ignorance and excitement, but with the leaders it has been a crime of cool calculation. The immense suffering which they have broughtupon them selVes, as well as upon the whole land, has shown that the authority of civil government is not a thing- to be resisted without incurring the penalties pronounced against all such offenders in God's word: "They that, resist shall receive to themselves damnation." Let Churches 'take warning. The war, on, the part of the Government, is a-necessity. We must mantain the laws, even with life and treasure. .But let men see to it, that, while thdy. give life and treasure they loose not also their souls." Ax immense meeting of W Democrats was held at Indianapolis On-the 10th instant. All parts of the State were fully repsesented." Gen. Nathan Kimball presided, and Major General John MeClernand, 'Gen. Dumont and Hon. Henry Secrist were among the speakers. Letters were Teceiveefrom Hon. Lewis Cass, Gen. Logan and Daniel S. Dickinson, all of Whom vpre3sed their sympathy - with the objects of the_ convention. • " . ltdsoltitio'na were adopted favoring a Vigo 'rous prosecution of the war, sustaining the Administration in 111 its efforts to but down the rebellion, denopncino• the State agent. Auditor and Treasurer of the State, for their willingness to repudiate the public debt and sacrifice the honor , and credit of the State for partisan purposes. Tay Presbyterian' Banner, in an article on the nominations made by the late Union Convention says: "Governor Curtin is now a tried man. He has proved himself to be adequate to the demands of the times, truly a:patriot, most prompt,and energetic in the raising of forces for the 'mar, conservative of Pennsylvania's best interests; fearless in the discharge of duty, and untiring inlis indus try. ThOse Alio would urge the war effici ently, to the preservation of the Union and the enforcement of the laws, have good rea son to confide in Governor Curtin:" NEW YORK A Loot at' the Dairy pusinemi — The Nan agentesit of the Gla n ce Orange Connty-Dutter —A at the Bad. . sou. Corresio adence of the Frooklin Repository. MADDLETOIri, N. Y„ Aug. 20,1863. In connection -with your regular .corres pondence, you may not object to - an " occa sinal." no natterfrom what section_the mis sive may be projected, provided it breaks . no heads and smacks of the soil from whence it comes.- This ought, then, to savor of rich ness equal to your own valley; : as it goes from Orange county,.New York, proverbial for its agriculture. • The great feature of this -country is its milk and butter, which have obtained so great a reputation in market , that, like many an other good label, much' that , is spurious is sold under the counterfeit of Orange county. The supply of the ;lacteal iluia for New Yorkers' - consumption, through the avenue of the N. Y. and R:, aver ages one hundred thousand gallons 'daily. The freight on it yields an income from $6OO to $9OO a .day. The milk train starts ev ery,, evening from Otisville; a distance of seventy-five miles from New York, and along the entire line are milk stations, which drain the country for, four or five' miles on 'either side of the "road,.' • The manifests - of the present sitasonsehow an increase of the milk trade over any previous year. There is. s lusciousness in the article as drank on a good 'dairy farii this county, that one would scarcely apprehend,. even from having before drank good milk, -and never could dream of in the double-weakened commodity vended in the streets of the ma tropolis. The mode of collecting the milk for mar ket, is a novelty to the uninitiated. At early noon the cows are-driven' into a yard, and two, three, or four pair of stout hands are put in'requisition ; the milk is then strained into large cans, holdingAseveral gallons; these cans are let doWn with a windlass, into a large, deep well to keep cool, .until the evening. In the afternoon the process is re peated with the cows, the milk strained as before, into cans, and cooled off, to about 60 Faretheit. The cans placed in, the well are drawn up, and all s,ent off .to the station, (where they must arrive at or before six P. 3i2, or thetwitl not be redeived,) to be in readiness for the train. In the outset of the Milk exportation, it was attended with much : confusion apart from annoyance, the far mers reaped loss rather than, profit, and to Mr. Moore of. Middletown, they are indebt ed for a consolidated system which works. 'admirably. The acknowledged superiority of Orange County butter appears to be not only in the sweetness and flavor of the article, but it beers transportation, resists the action ,of a heated atmosphere in a better degree, than any other brand. I hear it accounted for upon the principle of, the. nature of the grass on which the animals feed. The same parties which - have the reputation of making superior hurter on the farms where they have been brought up in 'this county, find their reputation impaired, their art gone, when transplanted to other - sections of the country. The manufacture of butter in this county, decreases in.the rates that the, milk exportation increases. -The county.lies upon the west side of the Hudson Riv'or, and covers an area of 760 square miles. A portion of it is rugged, and mountainous, the valley which is - of an undulating character; lies between theShaw angunk, and: Warwick mountains ; both spurs of thnllue. Ridge. “Sam's Point," the terminus of the Shawangunk is visited by lovers of fine scenery. The southeast portion is washed by the Hudson, Where rise censpiCuous in its Highlands, Butter Hill, Croneit, and Bear Mountains. In the western extremity are the Navesink, Delaware, and Mongaup rivers. The centre is traversed by the Wallkill, and its tribu taries. This stream rises in New Jersey, andflows northerly into 'Ulster co., where it empties at kingston into the Hudson. It is justly celebrated for its beauty, which cul rninatesjin a picturesque cascade at the the village of Walden. The romantic character of the river in that locality, has inspired the pen of one., if unknown to extended fame, is none theless- appreciated by an extensive circle Of 4 aCquaintances. Goshen, and New burg are both half shire towns of the coun ty, the former identified with superior ag ricultdre; thelatter noted for its 'magnificent sit* and cultiyablon ; and both fraught with historic: 4. -rest. In the latter, ;Washing ton's- headquarters .are pointed out; in the former the battle ground of Minisink. . Middletown, trom which this letter dates, is a beautiful enterprising place; on the Erie Road, which winds Its tortuous folds around the town, 'with an iron "grasp.: The dairy farms in its vicinage are very ,superior, and contribute largely to the supply of milk. Tin4a are one or two factories for condensing the fluid. I shall make IL flying visit to Port Jervis in It few days, frogs whence I will pelt you with - another "occasional." ENIGMA. _ . WASHINGTIVIsT The ltog4bsys in Washington—Strategy to Capture Cobblers—The Milroy Court of Inquiry—Washington Gazabiln tr• Bells—The Army of the Pete gh no -- Charleston. , , correspondence Mille Franklin Repository. WASHINGTON, D: C. Aug. 22,,1863 This has been a dulliweek of - news, very dull ; even the diaftexeitementhas'died out. Thank heaven the dog-days' fire also about played out. I protest against there ever be- : ing any more, dog-days like the',last. Why one might as woll be in the' torrid zone in Africa, right astride of the'f,lquator at once. It would do.you .gostil to see us bin t 4 "keep cool ;" you should see the "sherry, cobbler " mania. It can't be made fast enough ; bun.: dreds of , extra bar-keepers have been set to. work, still they can't keep up iti:thedemancl, and to get near a bar requires as much "stra tegy" as is generally : used 'by a Brigadier General of the Army of the Potomac. They and their junik oflicers hiving been used to this kind of "strategy" for ,two, , years, are continually fooling us poor civilians, so we are often left outside waiting a " turn" for hours. Next to them 'borne the ladies. It - would do you good_ now to pasiup stairs . into . a ladies' saloon- T beaven bless the dear crea tures. There they sit like! "Yairies in loose and Sowing robes," looking so cool and cam, fortabla that t-soraetimes wish." was a wo man: There they sit and sip their nirlf ju leps, and ;o6aters; and ice cream from_morn lug t,.? night, and from dark to daylight; and after all having nothing to pay. Alas I we -poor. men foot the bills and still ive can't " keep cool ;" the heat increases,nad ',really think thet•l'll noon be a huge " water cob bler." To add to all this misery, we have, 0 heavens! mosquitoes large as horse-flies, andin billions; and such "nippers" as they have ! I really think they are therm] "yel low nippers\' I used to .meet ert the Missis sippi years ago. Weßit*ay,be Grant and Banks have also banishedihamintheir, great "cleaning out of that i valley.".. , lf so, I hope they will soon come here, and in their clean ing out of Virginia will who -include, these pests. •- • A court of inquir, is now, in leash:in invep . . tigating• the grexit “tikedaddlv* of General froni 'Winchester. 'General IMO testifies, that it was byorder of Gen. Schenck; and elsars ',Milroy of all 'cowardice and un soldierly conduct; also that to kiep ths en emy frpm knowing their intentions, it was necessary to spike their guns and leave them. Gen. Schenck will soon be, called as a wit nes. It is likely from appearances that the court will be in session a long time. Washington city, it is' well known, is in. fested with an extraordinary number of gam bling-hells—some places occupying the up per floors of nearly a whole block. They are furnished in the most 'sumptuous style. In many of them about 11' o'clock P. M., a magnificent meal Of all the delicacies of the season is served . up, with' champaigns and other liquors free 'of charge to all the "guests. The proprietors ply their' vocation with a boldneis unparalleled by any other class, un less it is brothel-keepers. They manage to decoy to' these palaces, clerks, paymastersland quartermasters tv,::o :generally fall willing victims to , their schemes,_ and are often en tirely l'ileeced." Colontl Baker has at last taken these dens in hand; and notified the proprietors to at once close their establish ments, or he will close then for them---in ;which case he will destroy_ all their furni ture and implements and commit the owners to prison. It is now a week since this noti fication took place, and they as yet haie not dared to'open. Very important movements have for some time been going on in the Army of the Po tomac. :What they are, ft would be' mitre- - band to write. Some of them aro such, that when known, will cause some "wonder." No' doubtbut that they 'are to check-Mate Lee on all sides. It is.believed that none of Lee's army is nekr Culpepper but Hill's coin mend. Longstreet and are at Fred ericksburg, threatening our left. On an av erage threellundred drafted men are arriving here daily and Alit immediately forward. This must rn a very short time. strengthen_ the army as much as it has recently been weakened. At present the army is acting entirely on the defensive, and it , may be that Lee will have 'another opportunity to try his hand'in Pennsylvania . ? Maryland- . It is not thought here* in well informed circles - that Charleston± will speedily fedi. That it will fall is not doubted, but f tbat like Vicksburg it will require time, gissit and caution: . • It is too "sweltering" to write more at this time. Nonvat... PAILATD.F,LPHL4 Speech of Gen. Rossean-He Adirbeateii the Extermination COp o f Slavery-The Cry . of.Northeeperheads Eldon as It Was-T n he Colored Teethe Reg.!. meat Off to Charleston-The Draft , - e Eaton Primary Elections-The . Cupp l i gn Openedt-Enlon State Nora.. mittee ltooms. Correspon EMI cony of since - , -at- litiott of not exist in an .enlightened.Geirerriment. 'Slavary 'hid produced ,the and as' the <perpetuity .of the Union with Slavery: wax impossible, it, must he exterminated. The 'views oz Gen. Rosseau are fast 'becoming those of all loyal Southerners. He , ls a" Ken tuckian, and a large .slaVeholder, who' has done good service in this war The North, ern.Copperhead, he said was a more danger,. ous and Contemptible individual' than the Secessionist,' and he administered to tlier4 -a terrible flagellation. The speech was heard by an immensa - crowd, and was - 1064i np.- plauded. ' • : ' 'When slaveholders who underatand- the cause of our present !difficulties, are t¢ill}ng to strike at the root of them, although in, so doing they suffer pecuniary loss, and blau,, gurate to them an Untried -system' of labor, the Northern Copperhead i? rendering him._ self ,ridiculous by insisting that Slavery, with all its barbaritiCs and wrongs, shall be, unharmed, and' the tnion be continued as it was. The onion aSlt was' would bolt res. toration of all our former Brack inridge, Toombs & Co. wosild occnioy.seati in the U. S. • Senate. Floyd, or seine 'kindred. spirit, would occupy the War Deliartinpnt, and steal all the public property. • Northern sentiment would again be Made subservient to Southern despotisin, and before the lapse of a score of years, the bloody drama of Itho last' two years would be re-enacted. Wt*t ever'else may grow out 'of this • terrible, test, I trust it will not produce . "the Union as if was." Let tbe , Only disturbing pause be removed, - and We. will have a •Unieri withstand all the attacks_ of,fos t s froni abroad, or traitors within. , The regikaent of colored troops,, whicli has for some time been recruiting at 'Claelym embarked a few days Since for CbarlestOn, Where, it is not improbable, they have al ready been engaged in the attack on the fortifications of that doomed city. ,The troops, when encamped near this city, ton ducted themseldis with great' propriety ;!and many. officers, who saw them drill, speak' .favorably of I tbeir, soldierly qualificathins, The prejudice against the negro, which:lo - him •earlyin the war from , taking part in the contest, has disappeared entirely, and the people haye concluded, ithat the negro may as •well be shot at Its,the whits Irian. tbp Wtrds where the sulije' been disposed of,- the, exemptions from. the: Graft him been tinexpeotedly large, The number of men gingered hag the servicaltia beim sg_ small, that apprehemtionsaf another drafts -VOL; 70,-IfTIOLLISO, 3,619.,, felt in some quarters, but with the one hii?t' dred thousand contrabands which Adintint General Thomas eipects to have equipped* autumn, this is not likelY to oecur,- in of the waning proportions of the rel2ellign. At the primary meeting of tlio x Wont party, held in all the Wards of the cily s ote Tuesday night last, the attendance vat ger than at any previous peliteduary met ings, within the memory of the oldest habitants. Many of the substantial citizets who never tile any active part, .in affairs were there ; and many loyal D , tta '- cr at s freely participated in the proceedmgi Rely upon it this city is right, and will 804 in thunder tones in October against dislo alty. The political campaign WAS opened tlits week by a Mass Meeting in the 18th Ward, which was largely attended, and great - 44- thus e iasm was manifeited. A general rat cation meeting will 'be he'll at Penn Square, on Wednesday evening next. The State Committee are about to omit their old quarters .in the Commonweal Buildings, on Chestnut ' Street, wherein 1861), the Editor Of the Ibthosrrnwr, thrbui• out a long and 'exciting campaign, presidad with so rnuch credit to himself, and so ratielt, advantage to the party. TusCAP.Olita ' • A VISIT TO THE HOSPITALS. 7b Me Editor of the Repository: Home again from. nay late tour to the .Hos pitals in and near Annapolis, Md. The As role Hospital is shout two miles froth' the city and one from the railroad station. :like situation of, the camp is not a desirable Kte,, the groundis low and wet, the scenery any thing but imposing. The convaleseent,mea who are taken there feel' and lanient;Ote change from the pleasant and elean hospitals of Annapolis. li The great majority of the men at (Imp Parole are from ''Petinsylvania, Ohio;:iend New York. Many from the Reystondso jubilant over the news of the -re-nor:amides of Gov: Curtin. test the feeling oCi..the soldiers, the question •was asked who thexol diora would - vote for?" !‘For Andy Our* !" "Are you ell for Gov. Curtin ?" The prolttpt rely" was, " not a Soldier in the camp would vote for the - Copperhead candidate." Irtthe entire camp not a man expressed himself:fa vorably for George W. Woodward, but. all avowedhim as a Southern synipathizerand Copperhead:: One said that his own brother was at home to vote, that he would not enter the service, but if' God, spared him tot get home, - he - would cripple that brother su.,,that ho could not get- to the 'polls. The conslu- Edon arrived, at was that,: this was' not d the .place to present the name bf George. W. ,Woodward fts a emididato for Governor. f i.. 1 - The next hospital visited was College-pH.. This is within the city limits, and beautAilly situated Scenery Most imposing, site4igh and airy, and every house and tent preseuted, 'an appearance of comfort ; theinmates cheer ful, and looked di if pleased with themackes, their - place and their, treatment. The ogcers in charge ofthe , rmp wore polita - miautten- . five ; gave entire satisfaetion to the questions of inquiry propounded. The ladies fropit the Sanitary department are ,like angels ,os. ex..; riinds of merey, - moving. softly among ! the wounded and bring cheer to all with whom they converse, Among these was Miss Sall,. whose smile and kind word Was apparent to. the observer. Homy heart sickened as I looked upon somany brave young meu c ytith loss of limbs and constitution, left te,Vsigeir out a life of pain.ang suffering, cheere - Aely by the hope that 'something effectual Amid yet put down this accursedslivehelder3 re bellion. All this chapter. of sufferingAh the North and South will be read in the doqm of the slaveholders' retribution. As I,tpmned away cheers went tip for.Giov. Curtin li3C2. rom - the bat- a yew pighta ted thd abo- m that shatild We passed on, to the Navy Hospitn l. l. Ia this enclosure Item are ,one thousankthree hundred and seventy-three, all more,,ot4esn-.., wounded, many from. Libby Prison4tich mond, all on parole, but in fine spirikswell cared for,,happy, cheerful and content 4. I never saw as many. in, one leg—'_' urg rom Vicksb, from Jacksmi tutd elsewhere. There I found my lost end who had seen all the horrors of Libby prison and the terrible disease that infests that sink of secesh pollution, the gangrene, now recover,,ing as fast as good attention iz' found medical skill, can warrant. /4e, as . in the places abroad . visited, are grevps of ' men reading the papers. The firsq saw was the .Ncto Rolf one,*aling aloud commenting with great eclat thatflov. Curtin was re-nominated and sure to ko elec - ted again Governor of Pennsylvania. ,721,e was the - true friend of the wounded soldiy, as well as the man in the field, alike, kind to the man just out of the service in _Tiering. bis pay, and aiding him in getting h?l,pe by. transportation. Ana= to have said li a, word in favor of Geo. W. , Woodwarc. and against Governor. Andy Curtin would be ftiund in the unpleasant attitude of the Valle fkant's "devil," with his "navy thick soledoots" where all CoPpfAheada,„ dangling in the air can breathe free of earth or heaven, aCapt. Tell can write it on the "Telegraph" i or in the "Bulletin." Among the manyTiounded men i n nu the hospitals, of almost ten .thous and, not one sympathiser or Copperhwi was found, •nor one Pennsylvanian who „woult! vote for the Democratic Cap' erheai ,candi date for Governor. AznarPB. • to you ,isit,n young woman, ana you are, A r = and alma is won, you villbotti bolone. A * r 4 :.! _... , .