The Franklin repository. (Chambersburg, Pa.) 1863-1931, January 20, 1864, Image 1
1 1111‘ __-_ ' • - :'•• • - / .__ - ~ • • , 1 . . . ~ •.-.":-...-....--, . \.... . , 0) , . ; . .. . _. . .. , _ , . _ • N ' ~ \ ....._ . '.. .. --• . .. :' , l , . , . . - 1 ) ' . , . . - . . . . , . l BY M'CLURF ! & STOMR.' anti* s.4mitorg. irgE PItiNIDENCY. Th • 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 ( r, 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 ,and the 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, Daniel Keiser. 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. SLAVEUY'IN MARYLAND. • 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 ty t 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." , , 'WASHINGTON 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 o 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 SUTTEE 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. NAVY DEPARTMENT The House Naval Committee have ,de mended an investigation into the Engineer ing Department of tlie Navy. SMALL °PDX Is still very bad throughout the city.—. There are' not less than 3030 cases at the pres ent time in the without 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. AMNESTY PROCLA'MATION. 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 _ fences. 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 House. 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.. OVERT3I;.L4B 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 sellers. 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 elections. WEATUEIL 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.' s. c. ITARRISBIJRO General Gantt and Col. Montgomery i Harrisburg—Their Speechem—Witheri ing. Rebukes to the Democrats—Leg Dilative Matters. 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 . Many'ladies. 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 1 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 to *50,56. 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 being,partial. '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. 17th tent. " 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- first year Humphrey :Marshall is in Richmond. re- duced to cotton jean clothes and turpentine whisky. 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 Government. 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, - PERSONAL. POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE. * 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 -were adopted. 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 I. 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 quires 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. .