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BY M'CLURF ! & STOMR.'
• e popular expressions in favor of the
"reitominatiO of ABRIIAM LINCOLN for the
Presidency . 'tire unexampled in modern po
iitietA movements, alike in unanimity and
earnestness. During the last two weeks
every Union paper in Philadelphia has de
clared in poSitive terms in his favor, and
throughout the entire country his re-elec
tion is foreshadowed with a degree of posi
tiveness unknown even in the days ofJack
son. True, there are a fey . / politicians here
•apd there Who are for other candidates, but
they are yielding to the irresistable current
that demands our present honest and faith
ful National Executive for another term.
The Unicitt sentiment of this State points
:to, the..re-nomination of Mr. Lincoln with
singular unanimity. The Union'inembers
of the legislature have, without a single ex
ception, joined in - a letter urging him to
become the " Peoples' candidate for Presi
dent in 1864;" and coming as it does from
thelmmediate representatives of the peo
ple, there can ben() mistaking the fidelity
with which it reflects - the popular will.
we subjoin the letter :
!lb His Excellency,' AsitAHAII.
President of the United States :
- DEAR SIR :— , The .undersigned, Members
-of the Len-islature of Pennsylvania, thus
early in the 'session of that body, hasten to
congratulate yon on the success of the policy
.or the National Administration, • and the au
.vicious zircunistances under witich the - see-*
and Congress of your term has been organiz
ed. When it is %illy considered that the
;policy of your Administration was made the'
Mlle in the late elections—when it is known
that in the contest for : the- "most important
State, as well as the', mostinsignificant mu-.
nicipal office, the issue involved all - the
essential - principles of the policy of your
Administration, the result must be the more
highly appreciated by the fries of f om
abroad, and cheering to the efender o free
dom, . the Union 4ind,' the onstit tier at
home. We would be uriinindful - of the duty
we owe Our countrY i . if''we •hesitated to ac
knowledge . the force of ~,tliat policy in the
'elections which placed uslin our pregint leg
'Weave positions. When fearlessly advoca
ted and set before thepeople, it-won us vic
tory in the face of the most- persistelyy - rind
bitter opposition from the foes of free gov
kriment. Tub need not be reminded of the
- effect which the late election i nTen nsyl van i a
had on the destiny -of,.the nation. The
trininph at the ballot bez aroused the ardor,
anfl seemed to be ..athe - fresh; valor into the
'hearts of our soldiers, for the achievement of
victory en the'battle field. And if the voice
of Pennsylvania becanfe thus potential in
endorsing the policy of youcAdministration,
we consider that, as the representatives of
thoSe who have So completely . , endorsed Four
,ifficial- course, we are onl resprinding to
their demands when ye us publicly an
flounce, our unshaken eference for your
re-election to the Prez.zid ) ency in 1864.
The - hope and the • ife of the'American
people are now -cut red in the purpose and
the effort of t , ernment to crush rebel
lion. In more th two years of struggle we
have discovOed that the rebellion' is con
tinued for--fin object more important than
that of redressing, , eyen a real wrong. It is
*waged for the establishment of a dogma and
the recognition of a barbarism. It is carried
on against the Government for its 'absolute
destruction,. In such a struggle there can
be lio.cornpromise devised to-offer or consider
ed for acceptance. One or the other of the
contending parties must ~,triumph. Justice
intist,.bei vindicated, by tffe full, recognition
antroperation of Government in all the
States—or the claims of the traitors will be
maintained, this magnificent structure of our
Government destroyed, and the rights of men
forever ignored: •To _make a change in the
Administration, until its authority has been
fully re-establishen in the revolted States,
would be to give the enemies of the -Govern
nient abroad the pretext for asserting that
the Government had failed at home.. To
iininge the policy now in operation, to crush
rebellion and restore the land to peace, would
bo to afford the traitors- in arms time to
gather new strength, if not for immetiTate
victory; at least for ultimate success in their
tilforta permanently to dissolve the Union.
Having.a firm faith in the logic
reason of these positions', we are frank in our
emdeavors:thits to urge on you the acceptance
of a re-election to 'the Presidency. We be
lieye that the policy of your Administration
rendered us victorious at the lest election,
and we inky insist that 'that policy, if repro
seated bi- yourself in all the States, would
give .thel%-ictory to the Government in No
vember, and thus forever put an end to all
hope of the . success of treason.
We do not make this communication ,at
this time CO elicit from yonany expressioti'of
opinion on this subject. Having confidence .
in your patriotism, we believe that y, u will
abide thg decision of the friends of the_Un
lon, and yield, a consent to' any honorable
'use Which tl4 may deem proper to make of
your name, in : order to secure the greatest
good to the country, and the speediest suc
cess to our arms. Pennsylvania has always
wielded a potent influence in the polities of
- the country. -Her preferences have always
been tantamonnt to the success of the states- -
man to who 'she attached herself—and her
voice has heyer failed to give the victory to•
the right. - And while we, the representa
tives of the great. majority of the masses of.,
the Commonwealth, thus avow our confi
dencemd reliance in your official action and
'capacity, we feel that we are responding to
the clearly expressed preferences of those
friasSes, and that Pennsylvania would hail
yieurle-election as the 'omen of eiixriplete
victory to the Government.. Expressing
what' we feel to be the language not orily of our
Own constituents, but also of the people of
all the loyal States, we claim to indulge the
expection that you will yield to the prefer
ence which has already made you the people's._
candidate for President in IBG4. '
, Hoping, sir, that you may live M see the
full triumpli'eff your efforts to rescue . your
country from -rebellion, and enjoy many
yeara_ thereafter of its tiariqUil peace and
prosperity, we remain your friehds and fel
lowoitizetis. - -Respectfully,
1 ' - EWE-IRA OB .THE HOtrBE.
Henry C. Johnson, Wm. Burgwin,
• Speaker, NatbanierMaeyer;
John D. Watson, H. B. Bowman,
William Foster, • Wm. Windle.
W. W. Watt, ' Edward A. Price,
Jaimes X. Kerns, C. C. Stanberger,
Luke V. Sutphin, Wm. Henry,
Edward G. Lee, R. R. Reed,
T. J. Bigham, • J. W.,Huston,
R. A. Mlfurths . P. Frazer Smith,
Jas.' Wm. D. Brown,
Isaac H. O'Hafta, - Geo. fl. Wells,
g. S. Pancoast, Daniel Etnier,
Thos. Cochran, Alfred, Slack, -
G. Dawson Coleman, W. H:Denniston,
William F. Smith, Esaias •Billingfelt,
John 11.,Xegley,_ Charles Koonce,
Wm. Haslett, C. C. Mnsselman,
J. R. Cochran, - H 1 C. Alleman,
Bryan S. Hill, John Baisbach,
Jamos R. Kelley, - Samuel H. Orwig,
Hans B. Herron,. Charlei - A. Burnett,
John P. Glass,-D. Lilly, •
leniah•White, Josephai. Marsh,
Edward K. SmitlW- John W. Guernsey,
Robert L. M'Clegnii, A. G. plmstead,
I do hereby certify that the abo e letter is
signed by every Union member of the' House
Of Representatives of Pennsylvania, and I
cheerfully concur., with them - and wish to
unite with them in' the same.-
A. W. BENEDICT,
Chief Clerk, House Representatives.
INII.MBF.RS OF THE SENATE.
Jeremiah Nichols, Charles M'Candles,
Henry Johlison; Wilmer, Worthington
Thomas Hog; . Geo. W. l Householder,
31. B. Lowry. . D,
.T. Turrell, Charnpneya, , -
Stephen F. Wilson, J. 31. Dunlap,
James L. Graham, George Connell,
- Jacob E. Ridgway, J. P. Penney, Speaker
I do certify that the above letter is signed
by every Union Member of the Senate of
Pennsylvania, (except Senator Harry White
of Indiana county, who is a prisoner in Rich-
mond.) and I cheerfully cuneur with them
and wish to unite with them in the same.
W; RAMMERSLET, ,
J I Cleik of -the Senate.
• Gov. Bradford, in his late annual mes
sage, thus pointedly urges the abolition, of
Slavery in Maryland: - .
"i. believe to-day, as I have done for years,
that if we had long ago provided for the gra
dual emancipation of the slaves of the State,
we would now be-as regards all the mate
rial elements of
. prosperity—far _in advance
of our present position.' The products_ of our
State and its natural resources are not such
as are tur• ted to or can be developed by the
labor of e slave. ram satisfied that the
peopleof t e State in their mements - of calm
and deliberate reflecti,on,' have long since
come to the same Conclusion, that when the
leaders of the conspiracy at the South lifted
their hands against the Union, and pointed
to slaVery as - the institutiOn urkin Which their
visionary republic was to rest, they struck a
blow af. its verc vitals in every Border State,
under which it has continued to languish;
and which will end in its destruction.e
becomes us, therefore, to whom the w ole
question rightfully belongs, to take inirriedi;
ate measures for its removal, and which
should be no loner delayed than may be re
quired by a proper respect for 'those indus
trial pursuits with which the institution has
been so long and so intimately interwoven,
and a humane regard for the, slave himself,
which forbids us to cast him, all unprepared
for so great a change, too suddenly. upon , his
feeble resources." , ,
A Spicy Debate In the Fienate—Peoposb
Goo to Expel Senator Davis—lnvesti
gating Committees—Small Pox—G uer
. rillaii—Tax on Liquors—The Commit
' tatiOn Clause.
Correspondence of rho Franklin Repository.
WAsursnToN . , Jun 15, 1864
This has been 'a spicy week of * debating in
both the Senate and House. The galleries of
the Senate have been crowded listening to
the debates on Senatoi Wilson resolution
for the expulsion of Senator - Davi .. The one
prevailing prayer among all I" al people is
that this resolution may not only not fail to
purge Congress of this insidious enemy of
the Federal Government, , but that it may be
followed bY other puryfying resolutions in'
the same line of reform., Davis is addicted
to the ' habit, and possesses to an extraor
dinary degree . the facility of making tedious=
ly long and inflated speeches. Hardly a day
of Con - gressicnal business passes that does net
record the exhibition of Davis's determina
tion to clog the wheels df wise and timely
legislation. Nearly every day and hour after
hour the hypocritical. "Union friend" .en
deavors to stare off questions of vital im
portance -to nationalprosperity by - disgorging
his lugubrious subterfuge about the constitu
tion as it was, the constitution with the
"nigger " and the nigger with the "consti
tution." That .Davis 'is a traitor : and only
remains in the Senate to work ruin to his
country every loyal man believes, and no
rebel will deny. This- ignominious expulsion
from the Senate will defeat 'Abel schemes
and give victories _to loyal hearts and meas
ures—a grateful 'country whose national
glory and existence' is in danger by a rebell
ion which is conceived and conducted by just
such miserable men as Davis, wilt award
Senator - Wilson crowns of praises. fOr his
bold and patriotic resolution.
. , .
INVESTIGATING CO - M
Mr. Washburn has introduced a resold
tion authorizing the appointment of a - com- .
mittee to investigate the conduct of the war.*
It gives the . , committee authority .to meet
during the session of the
.house, or during
the recess, with power to send for persons
and papers, and to examine into all,contraefs
hefetofore made, or that may heretofore be
made„ This has caused one grand stir amonj
contractors, who have all day been running
around with "fleas in their ears.'!
CHAMBERSBURG, PA., " INESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1564.
The House Naval Committee have ,de
mended an investigation into the Engineer
ing Department of tlie Navy.
Is still very bad throughout the city.—.
There are' not less than 3030 cases at the pres
ent time in the
and one can scarcely
walk a sqUare without meeting some person
with hands and face covered - with marks
from this disea-se:
MAJOR GENERAL SCHOFIELD
There is still going on a squabble over this
general.. The military' committee has asked
the Secretary of War —for information con
cerning his management of Missouri; before
they send his name to the'Senate for confir
mation. :The - committee will give him a
fair -trial to disprove: the charges brought
against him,. and sbohld he not be able to
clear himself, they will not recommend him.
The President has decidA that the Am
nesty t'ioclarnation does nffll'extend to pris-
Oners of war nor to persons suffering punish
ment under the sentence of military courts ;
or on trial, or under charges for military-of
SECRETARY , REW.A.RD . S PARTY
was last evening attended by the entire'dip
lomatic corps except the French• Minister,
who • was unwell, Secretaries Chase, Stanton,
,and Bates, Generals Halleck, Heintzleman,
Meigs, Augur, Doubleday 'and Stonemin,
and a very large number of the Senate and
RAIL ROAD TRAVEL
At Peesent the members are eery busy
disctiising the various means for expediting
travel to - and from this city: The committee
appointed by the House, hold a meeting to
morrow, to consider any plans that may be
submitted to them by Rail—Road men and
capitalists. They are all hot and fiery now
at the delay of their mails, but that will soon
blow over, and Washington will stand as it
is, with one road only, leading to and from
tlai . North. :The Rail Road at present lead
ing from this city to Philadelphia is too
powerful in influence to permit any opposi
tion line started..
Are very active'in the immediate neigh 4
borhood of this city. On Wednesday even
ing they made a raid into the village of VienJ '
na, and captured
_souse,_ _l:3 lirses. They
made a •desperate attempt to capture th'e
horses befonging to the 2nd District Regi
tnent, but the guard discovered them in time I
and firing upon the gang, they fled leavirigi
five of the horses that they had captured. 7 -=
Tiny yesterday morning a:squad "of the 2nd
.11Tssachusetts cavalry, made an exp ditio
to Flint Hill, where they succeeded in cad
turing 15 Guerrillas and a number of horseL
TAX ON LIQUORS
Thereis no doubt but that et ax of at least
'sixty cents per gallon will be, put upon whis
key, and a great commotion on this account
has been raised both among the drinkers and
THE COMMUTATION CLAUSE
It is not likely that the - clause allowing
exemption by the payment of a certain sum,
of money will be stricken out. Immense opH
position to the striking out is pouring in from
all sections of the country, and the strongest.
letters are written for' its retention I>y / tiled
men very me who. spoke so bitterly , againsi the l
clause throughout our State before the fay
The weather flr some time baCk has • been
very cold, and heavy ice formed on the Po
tomac. - To=day changes, and brings with•it i
the old nuisance to which / every erson
this city is accustomed, mud, mud knee deep.'
General Gantt and Col. Montgomery i
ing. Rebukes to the Democrats—Leg
Correspondence of The Franklin Repository. °
lienntsßußa, January 16
The great event of the week was the ap
pearance of Gen. Gantt, of Arkansas, ari
Col. Montgomery, of Vicksburg—two 01.
Southern Breckenridge DemoCrats. They'
spoke in the Hall of the House on Thufsda
evening to an immense audience, includin .
Gantt is quite a young man—hardVgver
thirty; tall, slender; bearded in SObiltern
style, and a most fascinating and eloquen`.
speaker. He reviewed the war ; its causes ;
its progress; its disasters and disappoint.
meats ; and his denunciation of-the Demo- -
cratic ,)enders of the North was terrible.
He did not mince words on the subject. H 4
declared that they were encouraged to rebel
against the goyernment, by positive assurance
from the" Democratie leaders in the North
that they would not sustain the war, and
that they would revolutionize the North, d+
stroy our army and credit, and give the
Southern Confederacy Pennsylvania and
such other portions of the North as might be
deemed desirable. He boldly charged them
with perfidy and cowardice, and as the r -
sponsible parties for the bloody war. , "
But the most startling declaration made ii
Gen. Gantt 'relates to Pennsylvania Dem i
cratic leaders. He said that after 4 .3iis ea -
ture by the Union forces, (he was'a Oene 1
in the rebel service,) at Island No. 10, e
was brought North through this State as
prisoner of war, and he declared that prom
tient - Democrats of • Pennsylvania then co 1
ferred with him and assured him that if t 4
rebels toould holdout a little longer they tcoul
be successful, for the Democrats of the Nori
wait arrat tke inar by defeating the eon
keription and otherwise rendering the admin.
iiitration *Perim to prosecute it And he
added 'with- withering :,ernphasis- r •-. , I cut
;GIVE TOEI THE EAMES IF *HAT I SAY Is
IpisrurEpl" A. number of Democratic metn
'hers Of ilia legilature were present, but they
did not dare to question the statement or call
!for the names. He said • the Democrats ,',of
the North advised them to war, promised to
iconle to their assistance, and then left them
!alone in the - struggle and confined themselves
to cowardly, perfidious, stealthy assaults upon
their own' government. He said that in
stead of Northern Democrats coming to their
assistance, the soldiers of the Union came, in
overwhelming force and - conquered us ; but,
,said he, .they brought GOTERNM EMT with
them anclrescued us • from a tyranny more
I tOrrible than death. gis speech madea most
profoundAmpression. He is on his way to
Washington:to make arrangements for the
restoration of Arkansas to the Union. Main
ly through his efforts beer 6,000 Arkansans
are now tp. the Union army.
Col. Montgomery followed in a speech re
piste with hinucir, eloquence and at times
with biting sarcasm. His review of the
course of the revolutionary Democratic Ben
i titers was amusing and caustic beyond des
cription. He said that if Jeff. Davis held,
1 the balance of.power in all the loyal legisla.:
tures ' as he doesih Pennsylvania by the im
prisonment of Maj. White, with Davis every
: thing would-be lovely and the goose would
hang high! • '
--The dead lock in the Senate continues,
and' all legislation is at a stand.. The vote
for Governor vas - counted on_ Thursday. l --
Senator Kinsy went into the joint conven
tion for the purpc4e; but all the other Detn
ocratic Senators refused it) participate.
• Hon. Henry D. Moore was nominated for
Treasurer on Thursday evening without a
contest. He iseininently fitted for the finan
cial trials we may have to undergo during
the next year. The joint convention for the
'election of State Treasurer will meet oa Mon
day, but it will probably adjou'rn to another
day. 'Everything is in readiness for the' in
auguration of Goyernor Curtin. It will be a
grand demonstration. HORACE,
BRIEF WAR ITEMS.
The Eighth Pennsylvania
ment passed through New Yi
lnst:, en route for Gen. Banks
It is staled that a new thilh
has been created in the , :hid?
Oen. Heiptaleman is to be appointed. It is
ttrineltnie,tht.q 3tates of Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois' and lowa.
A Commission to investigate the charges
gainst Gens. McCook and Crittenden is ',or
dered to meet ,at 'Louisville, Gen. Hunter
is the President; and Gen's. Cadwalader and
Wadswouth the etherrnembers,
Mr. John Hay, Assisiant Private Secre-
tary,of the President, has been appointed
Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers,
with' the rank of Major, and his been,or
dered to the Department of the &kith upon
/ the staff of Maj. Gen. Gilmore. '
The Fifth Pennsylvania Reserve regiment,
Col. J. W. Fisher commanditig t .have re-en
listed for three years. What is left of this
gallantboly of veterans have received a fur-
I 'lough for thirtr-flve days, and are expected
home this week. Dr. -Lane, of Cliamber:-
burg, - istieir Surgeon. - '
One ofihe signs of the times is the fact
that the lam. John S. BEirbour, one of .the
most pronin'ent men in putting Virginia in
rebellion, has written a pri vote letter that he
does not ielilve that the Smith can hold out
till next summer. -He is President of
Orange aid Alexandria Hailr2ird7------J
- At thesale of confiscated property in Vir
ginia lastweek, the Arlington estate was bid'
in by•the Government at $20,800. For this
property the Government had three or four
cOmpstiurs. The Custis Mill farm was pur
chased by Mr. E. Flannegin, at $4,100.
There we'll in all thirteen sales, amounting
Gen. 3,Weil, commanding the Department
of the Fontier, has arrived in St. Louis, and
reports tat the rebels in Arkansas are' suf
fering siverely from cold weather. , Kirby
Smith his been ordered to march north, as
- Arkansiins and Missourians refuse .to go
further lanai. Large numbers of deserters
are enteing the Union lines.
By a rote of 51, tci 15, the Legislature of
Marylaid hate recognized the overwhelm
ing sertiment of the people of that _State,
and have declared their purpose to - call a
convenion to amend thetState•Constitution
so as to effect, as soon as practicable,. the .
abolitkn -of, slavery.. Thus, hope and , pre.
dictionare again justified, and another step
in profess is taken towards re-urion. .
Lateintelligence .from Newbern - informs
us that the North Carolina - Timis, heartily,
endors4s President Dincoln's recent prociamk ,
tion, aid--advises the people of the State, to
accept it. Y It also copies and endorses a re ;
markalle article from the Richmond Whig,
which contains the following significant
paragraph : "Slavery has stabbed itself :to
death: It has sinned against the light—
a committed the unpardonable slit—told must
die." The Raleigh ' 4 staudard and the Ra
leigh trogrees are very severe in their criti
c dims 4n Jeff. Davis' 'Message. - They publish
d Presi&nt Lincoln's Message and proclarria
h tion with favorable comments. - *
Not long since three Union soldiers were
'murdered'by guerrillas near Mulberry, Tenn,
Gen. Thomas has asseiseid the rebel sympa
thizers living:within ten miles of the scene
of to assassination in the sum of $30,000,
and has ordered the money to be divided be
tween the families of the Murdered men,..
Bishop Polk has superseded Johnston ix
the' rebel command of the Mississippi.—
Bragg's army is wasting. away by disertiOns
daily. The rebels intend concentrating their_
forces to meet Gen. Grant. They IA said to
have 30,000 men west of the Mississippi, with
17,000 in the State of Mississippi. Gen.
Lee has his' headquarters at Bandon,
Gen, Hancock,. like Gen. Burnside, is to
recruit his old army-corps to the strength of
fifty thousand. A Harrisburg letter says
Gen. Hancock come= with full power to in
crease his army corps to fifty thousand vol
unteers for special service. The State au
thorities- will act in conjunction with p-en.
Hancock so far as - they can do so without
'Our intelligence) direct from Harper's
Ferry contradicts decisively the report thiii
the Rebel Gen. Stuart was near Leesburg
with a large force of cavalry, bent on a raid.
De,spatches from Gen. Kelley state that Maj.
of.the Maryland Cavalry; has return
ed 'from a scout to Leesburg and vicinity,
and not an armed Rebel could be seen or
heard of within forty miles of that place.
Capt. P. W. Scott, of the 85th Illinois .
regiment, captured at Chickamauga, arrived
at FOrtress' Monroe on the 15th, having es
alped from Libby Prison. He reports that
Dr. Lane, ofGaorgia, now engaged among.
thg prisoners at Richmond, told him that .
President Lincoln's - amnesty proclamation
had causedsreat excitement among the rebel
officials, and it was thought that one-half of
the army would avail themselves of the ad
vantages of the, proclamation.
A letter from Memphis to the St. Louis
Republican cwhich the editor says comes from
a well informed source) states that a propo
sition, ,duly authorized from 'Richmond, has
been made to the Union Government to sell
to. that Government all the cotton (about
15,000 bales) within a certain district outside
theof Union lines, taking greenbacks in pay;
also, that" Kirby 'Smith has sent an, author
ized messenger: to, Washington deliver up
for greenbacks all the cotton in the Red Ri
ver reffidn now under rebel control, the me>-
ney to be paid to officers excepted from the
Treiiident!s ainnesty, the said officers to leave
the country:, The - Repubtican says that these
propositions involve the disbanding . of all
the rebel forces west of the Mississippi, :and
the consequent speedy restoration of that
region to loyalty.
" Bury me in the sunshine," were the last
words of Archbishop Hughes. "
Maj. Gen. Grant and Staff arrived at Louis
ville last week..
General Cass is said to be so feeble that he
Cannot iiv; much longeF. He is in his eighty-
Humphrey :Marshall is in Richmond. re-
duced to cotton jean clothes and turpentine
Major J..BrUa Cameron, Paymaster, 11.
S. A.; died at the residence of his father,
Hon. Simon Cameron, on the 13th.
Gen.'Frank Blair appeared in the House
on Tuesday a week, for the first time this
Session, was qualified and took his seat.
General' Anderson, of Sumter renown,
will be pl i aced on the .retired army list in a
few days;'ou account of ill health. ' _
he President hat' sent in the name of Al-
be t S. White for the%vacancy..kcasioned - by
th death of Hon. Caleb B. Smith, on - the
United States Bench in Indiana.
Capt. W. White, Provost Marshal of
the 'Eighteenth Pennsylvania District, at'
-Williamsport, has been dismissed the ser
vice, and arrested and.lodged in the Old Cap
itol Prison, for alleged frauds in the business
of the' office. . -
- Surgeon Gen. _Hamfriond is still paralyzed
from the effects of the accident with which
he met while in the West. It is known that
as early as the Bth of December lasthe asked
both from the President and the Secretary
of War, a Court -Martial or Court of Inquiry,
to examine the charges against him and this
'has now been granted.
Major General Meade was serenaded in
Philadelphia on the 12th inst., at the resi
dence of Mr. B. Gerard, by Bergfield's
band. A large assemblage of citizens were
present. The General` made a brief speech,
urging his-hearers to use every effort to fill .
up the ranks of 'the array before spring as
the only way to put an end to the rebelliori
during the present year. He promised for
himself to do everything in his power to
crush out the traitors in aims agairist the
The, New York Assembly have passed by a
unanfmous vote a bill to allow soldiers in the
field a right to vote..
Tho St. Louis Union has placed the noire.
of Abraham Lineoln at the head of.iti col-
limns skits candidate for President in 1864.
resolution, proposing a ebayge in the
State Constitution. se,ns to allow,,geldiers to
vote, was passed in both hopes of, tf!te
necticut legislature, -
VOL,- 71. .WHOLE NO. 3549. .
The Democratic State Central Committee
met recently, in Philadelphia, and resolved
that the State Convention should be held id
1 1 Philadelphia on Thursday the twenty -fourth
da,y. of March.
The New Hampshire Democratic, State
*Convention- has nominated M. B. W. liar
rington, of Manchester, for Governor. Res- -
olutiens condemnatory of the. Administration
At a meeting of the National -Democratic
Committee; held on Tuesday week, it' was,
unanimously 'voted that' the next Hationni
Democratic Convention be held in thecity
of Chicago' on the 4th of July next.
Does any' one believe that, if the Demo
crats bad carried Pennsylvania - last October,
and if they had 17 Senators to 16, and one of
their Senator's was a prisoner - at Richmond,
and the Senate.thereby tied, so that it could
not be organized, Mr. Jeff. Davis would ite , fuse to exchange that Senator for one of ifs
own officers, so as to let the Democrats or
ganize the Senate and go ahead?
The result Of the election for Supreme
Judges in . lillssouri has at last,been otliAally
'announced, and certificates' awarded to the •
• ialtion or Conservative candidates..
result was obtained by rejecting the soldiers'
vote in a great many plates, and is severely'
criticized and condemned by the radicals,
The Missouri Demo6rat declares that the
votes of the soldiers have been rejected, while
the votes of rebels have been counted.
For the Franklin Repository
THE ,TWO ricrinaF.s.
" The poor child asked for fire cent•or t orth of coal and
got a shovelfal."
The glancing firelight softly-throws • .
A flickering shadow that comes awl goes
On marbles and mirrors and pictures fair, -•
Add carpets and curtains of texture rare,
On - dainty ; banbles of price untold,
. And scarce editions in rennin and gold,
And gems of vide than virtue more clear,
• And flagons and goblets of crystal clear. '
The coal merchant sits in his high•baoked chair
Rubbing his hands with complacent air—
lle as the wind In its wild carouse
Rattles the linden's icy boughs,
And scurries away withimouts of glee
To revel in dwellings of poverty— -
He tattglie as he swallows his racy win e,
With benevolent feeling his features shine,
Liberal plans—for himself—has ho,
for he learned when young that charity
Beginneth at home and, the maxim to mend,
Where it began lets charity end...
"Healthy weather it this" says he,
"Healthy and wealthy both for me—
lor'coal le high When the mercury's low, -
And gold corals in with a steady flow.
ftere's to the4roett a4d stormy blast I
Long may this! wholesome weather last 1"
• * ***** • a •
Batters bare and a creaking floor,
•-• Broken window/fund gaping deor,`-
A bitter wind that seems to haunt
With special delight the homes of want,
And whistles andahrieks In frolicsome rout,
Whirling and drifting the snow about,
Pluttrring the rags on the broken bed,
Searching the cupboard bare of bread;— - ,
And a weary woman, rises forlorn
-Out of her ragrin the cold grey dawn„
Nothing to burn and, nothing to eat,
Nothing for her:tortothe life sweet—
Shia'ring sadtrembling, she wonders why,
With nettling to Ilse' for, she cannot die:
lire is good in the lioi r idays
And the brohen stool will kindle a blase,—
live p,enules she etrnecr,aa yestirday's dolt .
Will buy-at least a shovel of coal,
- Will help -to increase by the weight of a feather
The merchant's etft - Linent of wholesome wsatherr.
Wholesome for heNtoi &few days more
Wlll make her be er than ever before,
Better of hunger andpain and cold," - -
And human charity under. the mould.
But God who has given gold and lands • -
In sacred trust to the rich man's hands '
And - left the solemn Char ge at his - door, -
To , fred and clothe and comfort the poor—
When earthly summers and winters are past
Will judge His nnfaithfUl steward At last.
A. N. G.
T HT. sensible pad of the bogus Democracy
are' beginning to Admit that Slavery is the
cause of the war. The Editor of the Pitts
burg Post, who wits last year elected Sur
veyor General of this-State, has at length
arrived at the • very sensible conclusion that
the only way to ipsure a permanent peace,
is to abolish Slaveiy. In a recent article on
“The Future of Slivery," - tile Post says:
.” We feel satisfied that the future peace of -
this now dbitraeted- and bleeding country, re
the total.extinction of Slavery among
us. We'do not allude to its eradication this
year or next, or whether it shall disappear in.
this generation or in the next; our idea is
that final abolition, at some fixed period,
necessary for the future peace of the Repub
lic. It must be removed from the arena of
politics, or pretending philanthropists and
seheining demagogues will use it, not ler the
benefit of the slave, but for their own ag
grandizement. Could the effects of the com
motion occasioned by the incessant agitation
'alluded to be confined to those who riot in it,
we could afford to let the tempest rage. Un
fortunately, however, this. is not the
We all suffer alike. , But there is a rainbow
--olVolitiseshining through the gloom. One
of the results of the present rebellion will be
the weakening, or, perhaps, , destruction of
ne of its causes—Slavery' •in the South.
" ith that, will follow the death of abolition
a o ong o yes.. Then, After the terrible
ex , •rienc: of present times, our country
wi Ibe reel., ed. and increased civilization,
on its luminous wings, will spread its bless
ingi upon a regenerated Republic, destined to
be the greatest nation upon which the sun..
has yet shown." ,
- Now, that is about as strong abolition.doe
tiine as Wandall Philips, dr Lloyd Garrittsun
ever preached. -
—The world does- move.' -
P.Riornpg says the peretiaal - ori °titre.
Rebet# Ociut their cpnti.dince.sh9vrithattbe i y.-
,hav'ut got ,any. ttLing9 • arTretiqd.,
IttrotAkh* - streetg. .