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By It'CLURE & STONER.
ELSOTION NiallT.—EleCtion night comes
bat each a year, and always in the midst of
the "melancholy day,"—to 130210 moije par
ti4ulariy .in fact rather than in song; "the
saddest of the year." It comes with Dame
_Nature in her richest variegated robes, as if
trio- teach . to mortals that in this mundane
yore, and especially in 'elections, there is a
orious uncertainty that often' upsets the
_tuatest ligtires and knocks to sthitheieens.—
) 4"rhose high built hopes that crush us by their fall."
Rut it has its compensations,- as generous.—
Nature seems never to be without them
With the-fading lefives of the foiest and -the
fading majorities of sanguine candidates,
--o 9:ne golden fruits of corn fields and oral-.
-*rods; and ches nut boys - and apple dames ar•
ever crossing sour path with ceaseless efforts
to- soothe the bitterest disappointments.-
4ow-the . bewitching— , , , have a quart sir—
only ten cents' sir r-breaks upon the swelling
surges of political grief, and' the• amiable
-dame's two for at penny, sir —so4 anti sweet,"
_like the evening's sun rays ;iron the
,t mapest7h idd en heavens.
So election day -came on the memorable
13th of October, 1863, 1.0 strict accordance
- with the almanac, the sun rose in the east as
naual, - icnd majestically coursed his way west
ward; as if ignorant of the earnest strife be-,
:low him, and set with becoming splendor nt
Ike appointed time by the Town clock. The
'day was big , . with' destiny. So newspapers
had told lA. in words of, bewildering pathos,
and orators of every grade had harangued
. the "toiling millions" from street corners,
stare boxes, beer barrelsv town pumps and
.balconies--each one insisting that the defeat
of his particular candidate would frighten
the stars and comets from their courses, jar
The world' from its' axis, make the *fir last
s little beyond forever ;, make the National
debt so large that a new arithmetic' would
.hare to be invented to calculate it; make
thbtaxes so immense that all. the property of
the: couptry would be taken each year in
part payment—posterity - to be mortgaged
Cur the balance, and last but not' least, that
sundry fence rails, and - horses and forage sto
-gen or : taken by the military would be un
paid until considerably after the- crack of
• &min t Such at least were a Reporter's im
,piessknas aftex Ibitening•to the senior of the
ItrcesproaT and scores of others as they
.saved the gOvernment by "much speaking,"
night after night on the Curtin side, and our
aohyictions were only deepened, intensified
awl confounded as we heard the poetic
Drewer, the historic Duncan, the festive Orr
and their coadjutors in behalf of Woodward.
We heard all in patience as our Report6rial
_duties imperatively demanded, and on the
*ent day we sat in sorrowing silence as we
- contemplated what must be the issue when
so much truth and error come in actual con-
Set. We thought of starless nights; of
sunless days ; of wandering orbs playing fan
tastic tricks; - of comet's tails sweeping we
knew not Where and crushing we. knew not
what; and in despair we awaited the com
ing' chaos. - •
But the day mime just as other days—the
Mt shone with accustomed brilliancy—the
few remaining birds were merry as before—
' men walked on their feet, talked with theiF
tongueS, "smiled" with their lips, and voted ,
sib-they liked just as in times gone by, • and
wotook heart ere the day wore into gentle
. evening. and hoped that *another sun might
'sill rise and that a few more days-might be
vouchsafed to our imperiled Country; The
valiantleaders on both sides contested the
'ground with matchless mew—encouraging
the timid;. inspiring the doubtful, stealing the
oblivious and voting all for the "the ticket,
the whole ticket, and nothing butt* ticket."
Aa the evening hours grew upon the
gerent hosts, their steps: quickened, their
4 , smiles" thickened, and their words grew :n
earnestness. as dying time taught brevity.,
At the magic hour of seven was solemnly
tolled by the old clock—down went the win
.4ows, and the battling armies withdrew to
,ewnit the reports:orkilled and wounded.
It was then that the Reportorial duth a
thickened. The Atreets resounded with be
wildering yells for favorite candidates, and
'ighortive bets and bloodless fights wereqo be
met with at every corner. We called for
a.-secure base of operations and reinforce-.
mesas. A council of war was , convened in
the fourth story of the Itzeosi . ronx office,
tainsisting of the proprietors, foreman, and
the satanic corps. It was rcsolyed to make
'the Editorial room the base of all operation',
snd to keep it open is long as dispatches
'COT.dd l be had- by telegraph, without regard
to o:ie . ...Character of the news.. The junior
imp', insisted, upon' distracting the council
burros for Gen: Geo. 13. MeCurtin, but
the foreman finally gagged him with a copy
a: the Spirit and Tildes and thus preserved
order. The devils': were deployed as shir
Inishers under immediate command of the
tbreman, and to insure system' 'and safety to
sill, the following general order was issued :
. z Head Quarters RFPOSITORY OFFICE}
Chambereburg. Oet,l3th, 1863
Order No. 1,254,349.
t The satanic Corps of this Department will he'
lb keidihess fov duty at 7.5P.M. to-day with twelve
hours rations and drinks. .
2. Theyswill preserve•the utmost decorum under
ail circumstances. No 'pitChing of chestnuts; or
pinning of pocket handkerchiefs or printed devices
est dignitaries will be•allowed.-
"S. Water shall invariably be mired with their
b , rerages. and not more than twelve strong - drinks
Pa hour will be ellirfla wheh upon duty.- I
4. No tiags of trueemill be allowed before stran
gers. To avoid accidents of this kind. the whole
corps will wear long coats until relieved.
5: To prevent demoralization in this corps no
betting on the election will be allowedunlesh the
corps is sure to win, and all winnings shall belong
to,the foreman. •
6. If entrusted with •des r patches Pis these head
quarters containingfavorabi e news, they will thank
the messenger antheturn with All possible haste.
T If unfavorable news be given them on the out
posts, they will knock the bearer down! and sup
press the news on the obvious ground of military
t - .
' 8. The corps is pOsitively forbidden to ask defea
ted candidates "*.hi4 thunder that was" or "wheth
er the lightning struck anybody else," particillarly
if such eandidates s belong to our side. .
9. Satanic Corpsl The eyes ofthe world are'upon
you; The ftErositcmY expee's every man 6 do
his duty. Foreman.
The order was read at the head of 'each
squad, and the devils-grinned out from their
inky faCes their enthusiastieapprobation.—
TheY were immediately deployed upon duty,
and soon the junior imp rushed in, shouting
:—."No6 Ward 232 for Curtin—belly for
Old Atidyt:- the. Cop----." The' foreman
arrested the imp's enthusiasm at this point,'
and read article _Bth of, General Orders No.,
1,254,349 to the- offender some fifty-seven
time so as to impress him properly and avoid
the necessity of punishment hereafter, He
manifested his'appreciation of the foreman's'
solemnity by slipping peanut shells into thel
foreman's boots, while he read - the'order., l
In a few minutes another of the corps ',came
1 in with a .somersault-,arid yelledd " "South
Ward:-18 for-for—von—l'll go back and'
inquire who!" The foreman's boot-toe struck
the door jam about one-eighth of an inch be
hind a receding body, as , a satanic streak
vanished down stairs,;and the entire articles
of the. 'general order, were again read.rto the
members of the corps not on duty some eleven
times' to guard against_ future accidents.—
South Ward was now announced as 18/for
Curtin, and the inky faces :Of the satanic
corps were; wreathed with smiles , the -Union
men were jubilant. McLlellan sat at one
end of the table and thought that "the indit,
cations"" r werefavorable—the majority in thd
county would pro'lably be a million or
million and a half. 'Eyster thought that the
majority would not be quite so large,
several hundred thousand dollars were im
mediately bet upon 'the result. The senior
of the REPOSITORY sat in - front of the table
- with telegraphic dispatches flying around
him like snOW-flaltes on an , angry fall day.
Having been' made stake-holder for several ,
bets - he went fk‘frOly himself and lost on
Hamilton, on Alfegheny, &e. We learn that
he has adjusted matters and secured an ex
tension. The junior having bet seven &fil
lers and a half on the general result, shut
himself up in
,the counting room and listened
through the key-hole until Curtin's election
was settled, when he stepped into the lead.:
quarters with an air of majestic indifference
and said he "knew it would go all .right."
One of the satanic corps in the corner whis
pered "key-hole fortitude," but the foreman
flung the sheeps-foot at him and proceeded
to read the order again several times. •
One or the .most trusty of the corps was
now detailed -with a squad to hang crape
up7m the'doors of the Democratic headquar
ters. Their lights were out—their garlands
dead, and their banquet bulls were deserted.
Oar's office was found bolted, craped and the
key-hole stopped up with an election calcu
lation from the Spirit office, giving the Dem
ocratiC ticket 300 majority in the county.
He had turned philosopher and subsided ear
ly. The detail next went to Brewer's, but
found obstructions near the door in the shape
of a pile 'of wood. After various strategic
movements the gallant squad flunked the
wood pile and reached the door. The leader
just then bethought him that the obstruc
tions might be a pile of greenbacks thrown
out to trade for .Wood, cord for cord, and
forthwith he plunged his Barlow-Damascus
blade into the innocent oak, and' left a wiser
and sadderdevil.. It Was woodl Duncan,
Stengers, the Spirit, &c., were duly draped
and the detail returned: By this time the
headquarters were filled up with, both par
ties. Duncan, Kennedy, Douglas, Stenger,
Kimmell and other defeated heroes, reeev
ered their breath and mingled with the Union
crowd and laughed disaster
,in the face.—
Kimmell dilated on the rural districts and
the "frosty 'sons of thunder" in Somerset and,.
yelled-"served him-right" AS a dispit.teh, was
read announcing that Vallandighani had run
only a few scattering'votes in Ohio. Just
- then a suppressed voice was heard from the
satanic corps in the corner- '•Whyi is Judge
Kimmell like a pile of !tick?" '"Give it
up?" "Cause he maybe turned hiinself but
he can't turn a S'ornerOt!" Thel -foreman
immediately split the fireiboard :over the
imp's head, and. ha vaulted out of the room
congratulating himself that kindling would
be pleetyin the morning. Dispatches from
the leading towns of the State note flooded
in, all announcing Curtin gains', and 'the
crowd mingled merrily and fought, the battle
over loquaciously. Duncan waited Until
Allegheny was reported at from 8,000 to
10 000 and still rising ; Lancaster at 6,000 ;
Philadelphia at 7,000 and Dauphin at 1,600,
when he determined to retire the Democratic
army by- proclamation: He therefore issued
the 'following, which was rend eleven limes
from. the steps Of -the Spirit office and printed
in letters of salt on the board fences for the
cows to lick at:
DEMOCRATIC; lIRAD - QUARTERS.' tt
Chambersburg, 0ct.13--11 P. M
Dingoes/yrs! We've met the Aboliticin,Ois Re-
IMblican, Wooly-head:Nigger-I,er, Oreenback,•Na-
CHARBERSBURG I PA.., 'WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1863,
tional-debt,4l) prossi ve-tax, Anti-fene e-payin g Par-
Ay. and we are theien I The causes of the great dis
aster are as numerous as the stars of thwheavem:or
the sands of the sea: but I attrihute;itlnainly
wawoj totes / had we polled more dotes than the
other side, and the other side polled. less than we
.Ifeel safe in saying that we would have routed
then: horse, foot -and dragoon—but ire didril and
4 ' that's what's: the matter I"
• . Our reinforcements from our Southern Mends. as
Promised us by the Richmond • Enquirer? having
failed i to reach our linos intime, I can only say in
this hour a gloom, that allis imitative—par Country.'
Of our glorious Democratic party, I •nra ',bound to
doolare - that— • •.• • ,
Sickneas 'sits cavern'd in its hollow eye I"
' • ' • 4, ,t • •
"Is is not better to die willing'?
Than to linger till the glass be all outrun ?"
I th'ereforo prouounce thaDernocratic party dead.
dead, )::lE,itf I - After life's fitful fever it sleeps well."
The funeral solemnities bing over, all
pasties resumed their.wonted' good humor,
and the-chiefs of .the KErosrroaY and of the
Spirit, and the stumperi of 'bath sides sat
around the Sallie table and' had merry jokes
oVerlthe battle just closed. ' The genial tem.:
per of the circle was here broken by a gut;
teral, sound from the corner—" Democrats
votelearly and see that your neighbors voter'
~It was one of the imps readingrthe last issue
of the Spirit. The foreman and the Editor
of the Spirit examined the general order—
the Editor insisting that' it was 'a Violation
of all decoruni to read his own paper to him
under the circumstances, and the foreman so
construed the order: whereupon the offending
im pi was reduced to but one quart of eh esnuts
and two quarts of lager for the balanceof the
night. Just then Letterkenny came in with
a w hirlwind of Democracy—" 8.1 for Wood
ward," was the cry. Smiling facesblanched
andlthere was a cairn as various pencils made
hasty figures on election 'tables. A medium
sized,' mild-mannered , gentleman then en
tered., and the satanic corps were about to
greet him with a volley of pea-nuts as the
beaker Letterkenny, when the 'foreman
gasped " Gen. Couch. and palsied the impy
amis. In a suppressed 'tone they gravely
disqussed the probleni—how so amiable a
gentleman could make killing his"trade, - and
finally made various"strategic efforts to as
certain whether he was for Curtin or Wood-
Ward. They watched •to see 'whether he
laughed on the Greenvillage or Letterkenny
side of his mouth but he defied their inge
nuity by his genial humor under All reports•
Phal'!" one of the impatient imps yelled out
Why is Gen. Couch like the Editor of
the Spirit?" 'Cause he don't hurrah at
elections !" The foreman.again enforced de
c-or)am- by reading his order some fifteen or.
twenty times, and the General, after, a pleas
ant chat with - both sides, made a " masterly
retreat'? The corps gave him three cheers
as he left, and the junior devil took advan
trie of the confusion to ask—" Why is Dun 7
can, Chairman of the Democratic Cominittee,
- • -
like Poe's raven?" A painful silence fol
loWed so doleful an inquiry, when the little
imp in sepulchral tones answered—" Never
more!" The foreman hurled the shooting
stick and mallet at the'refractory little satan,
but ho dodged them all and with ghastly I
The "wee sma i hours," had now stolen in
upon the scene, and the election bad ceased
tc34e of interest. . The county was for Cur
tin—the -whole Union county ticket .Its
elected—,the State bad gone for Curtin ; and
when the head was off the Democracy it
mattered little how many arms or legs were -
saved by local majorities. One by one the I
crowd fell - off, and the head-quarters were
about to be closed for the night, when, the
junior imp rushed in with'a copy of an lint
portant correspondence between the Chair
men of the County Committees. He insisted
that it was genuine--that he had seen it fall
out of the bats of the Chairmen with several
"bricks," and - he vouched for, its genuine
ness. Assured that under the Strict orders
of the foreman the little satanic would not
commit, forgery, we accept the correspon
denc*-ai correct and •giVe it herewith to our
UNION COUNTY COMMITTICR''ROOkS.
Ohambersburg, Oct. 13,-11.50 P. M.
8.110.:—I am credibly informed that you are at the'
hmd of a most valuable troupe of vaulters and
blowers, who, ere singularly skillful in reducing
I desire at this early period'to secure the services
of your - self and troupe for the next season to speak
fur the DeMocratic party at stated periods, and thus
Promote - the success of the Union ticket. . -
• I Please inform me what you will take for the first
thirty nights. Very Respectfully
Your obedienfiervant. JOHN STEWART.
Chairman Union Co. Committee:
To C.111.-Dmicatt, Esq., Chairman Dem. Co. Com.
DgicoClt/i'IC COUNTY CowuivTß6 Ro awn.),
• Chambersbutt, Oct. 13-11:5S P. M.
; Stu :—I have the honor toacknowledge the receipt
bf your favor proposing to employ myself and troupe
for the next political season"; and askibg what v •
taae for the first thirty nights."-
In answer I would say that we "will take" brandy
and water moderately mixed.
; W e regar d watm . as
'very good for purp.bses of navigation. bat object to
it as a steady beverage. Very respeefully
I Your obedient servant. C. M. DUNCAN,
Chairman Democratic County Corn.
To Jong STRWAILT., Esq.: Chairrdan Union Co. Corn.
The negociations were progressing
!ably at last accounts, and it is hoped that the
'contract will be consutnated.
—Order , and quiet now resumed their sway
din the venerable village of , Chamberabtyg,
land the Heporter's rest came as the lights
faded out, and the • angry tide of poliiictil
;strife gave way in obedience to the demands
of-exhausted nature. Honor •to the heroism
and pardon to the follies of thelate . campaign.
It has ended welt, and ia now history.• :Long
live the Republic !
DEATH ox GEORGS H. MEVELErN.—It is
our melancholy duty to record the death of
Mr. George H. Merklein, an esteemed citizen
and well known printer' f this place, which
occurred at his residence on the 14th inst.,
of pulmonary disease. Mr. Merklein was for
many years foreman and afterwards for a
few years a partner in this officee---having
learned the, printing business early in life
with Joseph Pritts, at, that time conducting'
the Rzioitror. In,politics he was old-line
Whig, and was•elected to the office of Reg
ister and Recorder in 1854, and of late years
he has been an honest and zealous Republi
can In 061 he joinedin founding the Seini-
Weekly D,isjtatch.---an excellent local and
spirited Republican newspaper, of which he
had the editorial control. TheDiapatch was
recently merged _into the .Rsrostroar —he
relinquishing it on, account of his health.
H o was a `plain, stung political writer ;
warm advocate of the rights of man, and
fearless in his denunbiation of oppression and
wrong. , , ,
• Mr: Merklein wailiterallY a man in whom
there was no guile. ' Honest and upright in
' his intentikins—Of unsuspecting nature and
a stranger to selfishness, he was sometimes
made the victim of the dwigning,',wlio re
turned with ingratitude the kind offices and
substantial benefits he had .been a means to
confer. His lifewas a life of honest toil,
and his Oath "triumphant end to all his
labors. An affectionate husband and father,
a kind neighbor, a warm-hearted friend and
a zealothi:patriot, the entire community de
plores hisAoss and sympathizes 'with his be
For many days before his death be felt the
grim monster 'approaching, but always ex
pressed himself to his friends as perfectly re
signed. a clergyman who visited him in
his last illness, he expressed a trust in Christ
as his only Savior, and while earnestly en
gaged in prayer he became overjoyed; and
exclaimed,, "..I;esus is here now ! I feel,his
presence." He died cherishing an abiding
faith in his Redeemer and said that all was
At a meeting of the Printers of Chambers
burg, held at She Counting Room of the RE
rosrroar, on the 15th inst., the following
firimble and resolutions were adopted :
WHEREAS, An atilictiie dispensation of Provi
dence has summoned us once more to the grave of
an esteemed and honored membcrof on: cherished
emfthood; and. Whereas. we deem it alike due to
our deceased friend, and to ourselves, to beartesti
'teeny to the virtues of his heart, that adorned life
and scattered the fruits of benevolence along his
path; therefore. be it
Resolved, That we deeply lament the sudden
death er.lor worthy friend and associate,.(l. 11.
Mgrearattel and mitt) melanchoPyi•pleasurit.record
our high appreciation of the kindness of bean
and the high integrity of his character, In his death
we feel that we have lost a warm and ardent friend,
the community a good citizen, and his family an
:indulgent husband and affectionate father.
Resolved, That we would express our heartfelt
sympathy with 'the family and friends of oar-de
ceased friend, iii the overwhelming calamity that
saddens their hearts and shrouds their borne in
Resolved, That we,wear the usual Wedge of mourn
ing for' thirty days.
Resolved, That the President communicate a copy
of these proceedings to the family of OUT lamented
friend, and that they:be signed by the Oleens and
published. M. A. FOLTZ, Pres`g
JOHN A. SgIDERS, SOO'S*
REV. MR. ' MOORE AND OUR PRISONERS.
—ln our last issue we published a letterfrom
Rev. T. V. Moore, late of Pennsylvania but
now of Richmond, ,relative to our citizen
prisoners in Castle Thtidder Prison, Rich
mond. It was noticed by- the Rev. Geo. H.
Hainmer; Chaplain of the 12th Pa. Cavalry,
who has been a prisoner in Richmond for
some four months, and he takes issue—with
Mr. Moore in rather unequivocal terms. In
a letter to the Newvilig Star, dated at that
Place, he says :
I have just been shown aletteripurpor'ing tohave
been written by Rev. Thomas V. Moore, -of Rich
mond, formerly of this place, in which the state
ment is broadly made, that the Union prisoners in
the various prisons of Richmond are well treated,
well fed, and every reasonable exertion made for
their comfort; that the citizens of Pennsylvania
confined there, have everything done for their coin-,
fort and well being, that the circumstances of their
case will permit. Having but just returned from a
four months' captivity in Libby prison, and being
fully conversant with the condition of the Pennsyl
vania citizens, as, well ns that. of the soldiers and
officers confined there. I cannot express my surprise
at such a statement so lithe infact and particulars
as-the one alluded to. .Rev.lifoore, if he has visited
the prisoners. (as he'says he has done) knows bet
ter, and states with deliberation %malicious false
hood. lie knows that our prisoners .here.are treat
ed like brutes, and not as human beings. lie knows
that our citizen prisoners are dirty, almost naked,
their heals, bodies, and clothes filled with vermin,
—that, atm° time since their capture, have they re
ceived of the authorities sufficient food, oven of very
poor quality to supply their physical wants. tie
knows they are confined along wi•ti deserters from
both armies, and that their condition is deplorable
beyoLd expression—all this he knows, must know.
and were it not on a par with all other rebel state- 1
menu, I should be surprised at its audacity and
falsehood, as coming from a minister of the gospel.
On the pretense of _preaching to these citizens t
was upon bne occasion allowed to visit them, while
confined in Libby prison. I know whereof I affirm.
The stench of the room was almost unsupporta
ble, their inaction very great, many of them through
sheer exhaustion, hardly able to stand upon their
feet, and but for the slight glimmering of hopes,
which now and Than enter their prison, their condi
tion would be one of absolute despair. 1, mytielf,
would rather bare my breast to the bullet or ascend
the scaffold for execution ; than' take the place of
any one of them, ftlyselfand others-of the Union)-
officers, after my visit to them, through holes in the
floor, passed them bread and such other artielei as
we could obtain, to add to their comfort and soften
the horrors which envelope them. When the pris
on authorities discovered this, the boles were nail
ed up. we warned to desist, on pains of being
placed in a dungeon„and a fow days afterwards, to
insure their isolation from us, they were removed
to Castle Thunder, and phieed in what is known as
the Lion's Den, a worse situation, by far, than the
one from which they were taken.-. As to the state
ment that our Governmeuthas refused to exchange
them or accede to propositions made for theiike
lease, there may be some truth in it, but he, like
others of the accursed rebellious crew, takes good'
care not to state that the demand of the Rebel au
thorities are so unreasonable that our Government
cannot, in self-respect and honor, accede to them.
They elision as the'condition of their release, that
our Government release all political prisoners new.
held by us—many of them the most dangerous men
and rebels In the whole land, and capable of dama
ging the interests of the Union to an untold extent:
Len, since would they have been released could the
Government have honorably effected it. On
'the heads of Rebels and traitors rests the normal
bility. Persons desiring information can addrese
me as above for 20 days. GRO. R. HAMMER. '
Chaplain 120 Pa. Cay.
Tit's. last of the Franklin county drafted
meat report to-morrow.
Tax LAtE Cat:tramlt.—Last year Frank
lin county was about a tie, and part of each
'ticket was elected. Since then the Union
cause - has had almost every possible embar
, 31:ie loss of- property -by 'rebel
raids—the wanton destruction of property by
our own military—the fraudsoften practiced
upon the people by perions assuming to act
in various military capacities, and the failure
of the government to remunerate them,- cost
us hundreds of votes. In addition to this we
were in the midst ofa draft that is benefiting
the government but little and annoying and
oppressing the people very much ; and, there
is not a voter in the county effected by any
of these causes Who was not visited and ap
pealed to by Copperheads to-vote against the
government,- beeause it was faithless' to its
own people. -
In the face ofiall these embarrassments the
Union men we* into the contest; . and but
for the untiring. and systematic labor per
formed, the _county would lave been lost.
John Stewart, Esq., the Chairman of the
Union County Comnnttee, rendered most
important service to the cause. Ho dischar
ged his responsible duties with matchless
fidelity and consummateskill,.and has justly
earned his rank as an' admirable popular
leader. He was nobly sustained not only by
the leading friends of the Union cause in the
different districts, but on the stump, in coun
cil and in every way„ by : Eyster; Clark,
Everett, Stumbangh, Bonebrake, AffLellan,
Hill, Seilhamer and others who gave their
best energies to the good work.
In addition to thees, Mr. Jay, of New
Jersey, and Hon. F. Bound,.of Northumber
land, 'contributed' much to our success by
their pointed andieloquent speeches in differ
ent parts of thii,c6unty: Each of them spent
a week in the county, speaking , every night,
hand their efforts were most acceptable and
effective. They will be gratefully remem
bered by the - Union men of the "Green Spot."
SAD AFTAIR.—Itate on Tuesday night,
after the election returns - had' been counted
in Hafnilton, Mr.' Michael' Coble Mid Henry
Riley,. two officers of the election, 'accompa
nied by Richard Ridgley and John Row,
were - going home, and when a little beyond
the western gate-house met some soldiers.
.A, slight' altercation: ensued, in which Mr.
Coble took no part however; and stones were
'thrown by both sides. Mr. Coble had not
stopped, but gone on ahead of hilt compan
ions. After parleying some time with
soldiers,, they followed on up the hill; ;and
the soldiers fired several shots, two of Which
took effect in Mr. Coble, one in the'head,
and killing hint 'almost instantly:„ fiubse
quently a - squad of 'soldiers were sent (int to
arrest those who had fired the shots, and one,
soldier attempted to escape by running away,
when the squad fired and , wounded one of
their own squad seriously but not fatally.
It is not yet known who killed Mr. Coble,
and no, "arrests have 'yet been made. Mr.
Coble was a most-estimable citizen.
;----We but reflect the convictions of the
people generally i n n this section when we say
that our soldiers -are often wanting in that
discipline that b ... ential to their own and
the public safety. True, they are raw troops
as a rule; but their officers cannot too soon
learn the necessity of requiring them to use
their arms against the public enemy and not
against unartned citizens.
frit says that on the evening of the 13thinst.
just a little , xhile after . the election polls . had
been closed, our citizens were shocked by
the announcement that Mr,. Henry Unger,
constable, had been shot. It appears that
he was at the time endeavoring to quell a
riot in the School house yard,, when he was
shot by a pistol; said to have been in, th• .
hands of a young man named John Flohr,
son of Mr. Adam Flohr, of that .vicinity, a
most worthy citizen. The bail penetrated
the right breast of Mr. Unger, Causing al
most instant death. There are various ru
mors in regard to the unfortunate affair.—
Some allege that the deed was dons design
edly, others that the shot was an accidental
one. We will venture no opinion as to the
correctness of either version, but the 4 parties
were related to each other, and it is said had
always been upon good terms. Flobr was
immediately arrested and taken to the Town
Hall, where, in the midst of the excitement,
he made his escape ; and has doubtless re : .
turned to his camp. - He belonged to- Capt.
Hullinger's Cavalry Company.' -
The-deceased was a quiet, inoffensive citi
zen, and his death is universally lamented.
He leaves a wife and four small children
with whom the community must deeply sym
pathise. ' • ' •
THE desperation of the Democrats at the
late election culminated in Sheriff. Brandt
bringing prisoners , 'out of jail to vote the
Democratic ticket. The*Sheriff had forgotten
that;his business•is to keep-prisoners. safely,
and hot to take them, to elections, circuses,
horse-races, Democratic -meetings or' other
festive places. He had' probably forgotten
too that,the law limits the' right of suffrage
to ,+ free white male citizens," and doesitot
exactly extend the privilege to Men in durance
vile for prime. Fortunately the Democratic
election _board had more respect for Sheriff
Brandt than he had'for himself, !militia no
vel voters were sent back to jail without the
luxury of voting for Woodward.
N't MR. MOORE, former minister on ti:•
Mercersburg• and. Greencastle Circuit of the
M. L. Cl4lrch, his beets, transferred o gm
Clcarstaing Circuit , ' •
VOL, 70,....WH0LE,Nq. 3,627.
" TOWN HALL HosrxTAL.:—We are inform
ed that the Hospital in the Town Hall has
nearly .eighty patients in it, and thele is
great need of apples . , am:ball - kinds of fruits
and vegetables for the tse of, the patients.
We have -been requestedflay the 'Matron of
the Hospital to call the aitention of out citi
zens to these want's. Every farmer who haa
fruit should set apart some portion of for
the sick soldiers and deliver it promptly, and
our citizens in town should furnish dried
fruits, vegetables &c," - Every one should re
solve to contribute his or her mite to solace,
the sick and wounded who" tire defending,the
Accingivr.—We learn from the Waynes
boro' Record that Mr. 'Frances Bowden met
with a serious accident on the 13th last, and
narrowly escapf4 with his life. Hel was
about to drive out of town iwith a buggy and
two horses, when the horse," took fright and
'ran - away with . him. Itt timing the corner
at Mr. Besore's store the - buggy struck the
ctn.]) with such force as to pitch him out,
breaking his . collar bone and otherwise se
verely injuring him. He was. doing well at
last accounts however:_ The buggy was coat
JAmxs R. Gii.mor.z, Esq., returned home
from the Southern coast some two
ago suffering. with the army fever. We are
glad to know that he has ' recovered 'kill
ciptiy to return to his . important duties.:—
He has charge of the telegraph lines in * dot:.
Foiter's Department, and has proved an in
4aluitble officer. *His letters from, the cossi
pulished in the 'REPperronr have proved
him as exppt with the, i penas he is in com
manding the lightning.
MILITAPAr AGAIN.-Our town presented
quite a lively and martial appearance on-Sa
turday last. -A New Jersey regiment arrived
on Friday night and the men were quartered
in the, town. They were suhsequently trans
ferred to another point. There is now quite
an army-of cavalry, infantry and artillery .
in the county and on the'line of the river=
quite enough to -render raiding rather a dan
FEARFUL MotriaLlTT.—The fever thathas
prevailed in this and other portions of our
eounti this season produced fearful mortality
in the family of Mr. John BrOWn, near,Mon
terey Springs. On the 25th of September his
son Allen died, aged 15 years on the 4th
inst. he died himself, and on thitpt4 his wife
Mary Ann died—all of the same disease.
Mr. Brown was 63 Airs eta atid his wife
Itzworotra.—Rev. Mr. 'Laird, of Phiti
prench in the Lutheran Church
next' Sunday morning and evening, at the
Rev. B. •Bausman wilt preach his farewell:.
sermon in the Ele"rman• Reformed Churoh'•of.
this pla - ce on Suriday morning next.
Rev. J. F. Weishampe)„ of, = Baltinicire,..
will lecture in the Baptist Church in this
place, on Friday evening next, at 7 o'clock.
SnbjSct.--Christian Love. _ •
WE invite attention to t4ie advertisement
in to-day's paper of James L. Black,- offer
ing the personal prOperty of the late Geo..H.
Harper, Eaq., for Bali. Among the many
valuable_ articles offered are a number of
volumes'fif the. REPosrrowr issued - by Kr;
To DRAFTED ' Maa.—The attention of
drafted men is reqUeated to :the notice of
Capt. 'Eyater in our advertising,coluaina.
All drafted men failing to report by the 8d
of November nseit,'will.be published as de
serters'and.arre.sted as promptly as possiblel
Wrinvite attention to the advertisement
of R. P. "Ileirarland, - Offering, valuable Real
Estate foi:sale on Saturday. It is a desira
ble-property and in a very pleasant neighbor
hood. , .
-AN election for President anitDireetera of
the Wanesboro', Greencastle and Mere,era 7
burg Tninpikn COmpany, will be held in
Greencastle on the 2d of November.
Nsw Simnel Myers has re
tired ,from the old and successful firm of
Myers & Brand,. Hardware 'merchants in
this place, and is succeeded by Geo. Flack:
BAYS Braterow.--A new Board of Three
tors for the Bank of Chamberaburk will - be
elected on Monday s the 1 6 th day 'of Nevem-
To rtrltlrr ‘_wishing to
purify Mier can gat a praParationat Hiller k lienaheyr
for 3 that.puipaaa. It malign permer:6l4louand rendc:rtitba
KEYSER. & ClilliSLEß; are receiving a very
desirable stock iwi . Dings,,Medfclies, Extracts, Cologne,
2oapti, Brishes end Pocket Boob's, all of al:llo'May offer
at very low vices.
Bur youriKerosene Oil from Gelvricks, he
is *genitor one of the beet Oil Campsites in the State
and always neuritic. best oil wholesale and retail.
GO TO Gelwicks' wholesale and retail store,
see the large iitookrosid get bargairia.. -
It is>fiefiorted from Rebel sources that
,have been releivotl of their cominan'da by or
der of Gen. Bragg, for alleged disobedience
l ot orders—the latter for failing to °amp"' a
certain pass in the mountains prior to tha.
great battles and prevents concentration.QC
our forces, 161. the former for not operbg„
the battle on Sunday at sunrise instal/4.4,W
o'clock; ' r . .