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Union National Convention !
,IBRAIIAN LINCOLN UNANI.
- MOUSLY RE.NOMINATED!
Andrew 'Johnson For Vice
The Convention .Unanimous 'and Enthusiastic I
aborted for the Franklin Repository.
BALriikorm, June 9.
The Union National Convention met here on
I`l.loday last, the 7th instant. Many delegates
, ware on hand as early as Friday previous, and
,by 'Saturday evening a large majority Were in
attendance. The Pennsylv,rani% Oho, Ken
tuelt3r; Illinois and other delegations had their
'headquarters at Barnin's,_and New York with
severallither delegations quartered at the Eu
taw House. 'The caucusing in the several del-
Tttgations4:m the Vice Presidency, and the organ
' tization:.of the Convention, was very active.
New.Yoti; was divided on alinost every 'ques-
Lion but the Presidency. A large portion of
the dcleg4tion earnestly desired the nomination
Daniel S. Dickinsonfor Vice President;
but 'Weed, Raymond,':Gbv. King and, othpf pro
mit(ent men as actively resisted it This action
_ tinnily threw the nomination for Vice President
to Johnson. : Had Dickinson been'preented
by the New . York delegation,•the woulB have
been taken by the Convention." .
The - Pennsylvania. delegation had sol Tie
'seataini; 1314 they kept their petty broils to
- themselves: A feeble effort was Lunde tan row
the rote of the State to*Oen. Carneron fun Vice
President; but it was resisted by Stevens,
Cochran, 11.'Clure and . others, on the
ground that to do So would simply neutralize
the B`ate , on.-that-question,as his nomination by
the Convention was not possible. In the pur
pose :44 harmonizing the delegation, it was
finally resolved to cast one vote solid for Ham
lin, and ,vote thereafter as circumstances or
preferences might dictate. There were but
few, in the'dolegation who were positively for
Hamlin; but . Stevens was for him, and - mast of
the others were willing to accept him. Sena
tors Johnsen; Wilson, Gen. Lilly, M'Clure,
Stewart'and several others, preferred Gov.
Johnston, of Tennessee; but the yielded the
first vote to Humlin hoping, as it afterwards
turned out, that the delegation could then be
I subjoin a complete list of the" Pennsylvania
delegation, with the alternates:
W. W. Ketchum.
I. Dr, E.. Ward, James
A. B. Sloneker. John M. Butler.
P. - C. Ellmaker. John Thompson
John If. Holmes. - Isaac G. Colesbury
S. William Andress. J. G. Clothier.
Alexander M. Fox. Amos N. Knight.
4. C. A. Walborn. , George F. Keyeer.
C. Thompson Jones. IL C. Lear.
6. A, B. Cadvrakuier,
Nathan E. T. Chase.
6. Mane' 0. Ilitner. W. Brook,
John Oliver. L. J. Moore. -
T. William E. Barbour, Joshua P. Eyre.
ll... Tones Brooke.
8. Levi B: Smith, W. M. Bair'.
Edward 'Brooke. Cot. W. Trexler.
9. 'l'haddeesiStaleris. Peter Martin.
Thomns a. 'Franklin. Day Wood.
10. G. Dawsop Coleman. --,----
James Ili CamphelL !
11. A. EL :Reeder, ' -----= '
it G. A. Grow,- Joseph H. ::eranton
T. F. Atherton. William 11. Jessup.
IA. B. F. Pagel:, ' _
U. George Bergner. • J. P. Sterrett
John - B. Packer. Joseph R. Craig.
1.3. ThowinsE. Cochran. -David E.Small.
Levi Kaufman. -----c—. •
Di. Edward Scull. Cyrus Myers,
John Stewart. E. G. Fahneitock.
1 17. R. B. wigton, Cyrus Jeffries
J. a:Ob andler. John Ill'Keo
IS. Henry Johnson. Andrew Gregg •
S. F.' IVilisin t John Hamilton.
19. Joseph Henderson, —,-,---- -----
William - Benson. ,-.4-----
M. J. D. Rodgers,
J.H. Lonhart. -
Zl. Cvrw P. Markle.
'William - IL Spear.
2. William 13. Negloy. Alexander Gordon.
, A.M.'Brown. William R.. Nimick
Sam'l A. Purvianco. - -
Alexander - Reynolds.
Z 4. Jas. A. J.,Bnchanan.
W. W. Irwin.
The bonen; 'of' the delegation were divided
with entire harmony. Gen. Cameron was made
chairman; It'Clure was 'on ammittee on per
manent organization; (lov,'Reeder was on cre-
Aentialtt Lowery wad on : resolutions; Stevens
was unanimously recommended , for President
of the Convention, buthodeclned; Ketchum
was nunkta - Vice President; Stewart a Secre
tary, ma Parviance was choSen a Member of
the National Coinmittee.
- The Convention was held in the Front Street
Theatre; and was quite too small for the w
pm The alternates of the delegations could
not be aceotnenodated on the floor,'andthe del
egates were so crowded that it was almost im
possible to pail/ilium one part of the - knilding
to the other; . - Gov. -Morgan, chairman"of the
Morrow B Lowery.
A. It. M'Clure. •
ALT ERN ATES.
National Comtnittee, called the Convention to
tirder'at 12 o'clock oriTuesdiry, and nominated
the. Rev. Dr. Breekinridge,. of Kentuckvy as
temporiry President. He was greeted with
thunders of applause. He is an uncle of the
apostate Vice President John C. Breckinridge,
and one of the-ablest Divines of the Presbyte
rian Church.. He is tall, slender, stooped, with
a flowing grey beard, and a thick crop of grey
hair that statids out and up in everylireetion.
Weak as is his-Voice, the intense desire to hear
his speech made the vast audience profoundly
silent, excepting when they interrupted him
with their frequent shouts of approbation. The
i'arious committees Were then appointed, when
the Convention adjourned.
"The eveninveast on commenced at 7/ o'clock,
wherrAlr: BPCiure.,, i 'ehairman of the committee
on .permanenf'f' organization, reported the
Offiner4"who were unanimously elected:
President—llim. W. Dennison, of Ohio.
-Y - ire !'residents--Maine. Nathan M. Farrell:
New OILSIOW Steams: Vermont, Bonn'
Stowell; Massachusetts. Moses Kimball ; Rhode
Island. James do Wolff Perry; Connecticut. 11. A.
Gent: New York. Lyman Trentain : New Jersey,-
W. A, Newell; Pennsylvania. IY. W. Ketehum;
Delaware, George Tybout Maryland. A. C. Groom
Kentucky, J. E. Record: Ohio. D Tod; Indiana,
Beard; Itlin?is..LN. Brown: Michigan, Charles
17 Graham; Wisconsin, .1. F, Potter; lowa. S. W.
McCreary; Minnesota., Charles L. Dailey : Califor
nia, Robe] t Gardner: Oregon, Frederick Channel,:
West Virginia, C. IL Hubbard; Kansas, F. W.
Steretariee—Maine. Nathl Morril: New Hamp
shire. Edward Sptiulding;- Vermont, Horace Fair-
Minks; Ma.ssaebusetts. George W. Shaw; Rhode
Maud, Joel M. Spencer: Connecticut,
Edward Battle; Permsylvania, John Stewart: Del
aware. Benjamin *tartan : Maryland, Lenin E.
straughn ; Kentucky, A. G. Hedges: Ohio, J. C.
Devin ; Indiana, John W. Bay: Illinois,Lorcnz
Brentano; Michigan, W. D. Noyes: Wisconsin. C.
C. :Tholes; 'Ma. D. J. Stubbs; Minnesota, Charles
Taylor: California, Jas. Otis: Oreeon. J. W. South
er; West 'Virginia, Granville D. Hall; Kansas. W.
H. 11. Laurence.
Gov. Dennison,'on taking the Chair, tnade.an
eloquent and appropriate speech.•
The co mmitteeSen resolutions and credentials
were not ready to report, and Parson Brbwnlow,
was called on for o; speech. He appeared (instb—c
stand, and was welL:omed with hearty roun&df
applause. He is :31, lean,,lank, crooked, cada
verous looking fellow, and devotes - his time
principally to fighting " Jeff. pavis, Tom
ker and the Devil.' His speech was brief but
pointed,- and did Mitch to prepare the Conven
tion for the admission of the—Tennessee dele-:
gation. •The Convention then adjourned until
10 o'clock on Wednesday morning.
When the Convention re-assembled on Wed
nesday, the first question was the admission of
Delegations. froth. the States of Tennessee, Ar
kansas, Louisiana, Virginia, South Carolina and
tin Territories, aratthe settlement of the con
tented seats, from Missouri. There were two
delegationi from . Missouri—sme known .as Ra-,
dical and - the 'oil* as 'the Claybank or Blair
delegation, with paiservative proclivitiesso
conservative, iudeid, that s number of the rebel
Gen. Pike's soldit-,i;s4 , ted at (ale last'efhtio - n.
The first Vote was taken 'nu Missouri, and re
sulted as follows :
For the Radicaldelogation 440
For the Blair delegation
The votes for the Blair delegation were east
by Me'ssrs. Bergner, Post Master of Harrisburg,
Walborn, Post Master of Philadelphia, Charles
Thompson Jones, colleague of Walborn, and
Dr. Breekinridge, of Kentucky.
The.committee on credentials reported in fa=
vor of the Radical delegation of Missouri unan
imously; they also' reported against admitting
the' delegations from Florida and South Caro—
lina, and in favor of admitting the delegationS.
from Tednessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and the
Territories, but denying them votes. But three
members of the- committee opposed the report.
They decided 'against the States of Tennessee,
Arkansas and Louisiana on the ground that
they had not Such State governments as entitled
them to cast electoral votes.‘" Gen Lane, of
Kansas, very adroitly called - for a separate vote
on Tennessee, and the strong sympathy for
Maynard, Brownlow, Johnson -and other Un
ion meii of that State, prevailed over the con
victions of the Convention, and their delegation
was admitted into full membership by a vote
of 310 to 151. Pennsylvania voted 31 for their
right to vote and 21 against it. s Messrs. Ste
vens, Cameron, Grow,' M'Clure and Franklin
were among the nays. As Tennessee had bro
ken' the ice in favor of full admission, Arkansas
and Lcidisiana were_then admitted to full:Mem
bership by a vote of 307 to 167—Pennsylvania,
voting but 5 in their favor ,to 46 against them.
The delegates from the Territories - of Colorada,
Nebraska and Nevada were then admitted with
the right to vote unanimously, and the States
of Virginia, Florida and South Carolina were
The preliminary business having been dispos
ed of,several men made simultaneous motions
to nominate President Lincoln by acelamatiou;
but at the suggestion of Ger. Raymond, of New
York, the vote of the States was called to show
that the delegations were unanimously, for Lin
eoln's re-nomination. The roll Was then called,
and all the 'States but Missouri voted solid for
Lincoln, and before the result was announced
Missouri changed her vote, which give ABRA.
lIAWANCOLN - the unanimous vote of every
State represented in the Convention. His name
'was greeted with the heartiest applause, and
the members of the Convention rose to their
feet and gave him nine cheers. The galleries
joined in the thunders of approbation, and the
ladies waved their handkerchiefs. Such a sight
for a Baltimore audience! The following is the
vote by States:
FOR. MR. LINCOLN
Maine - 14 Indiana
Nowllampshire, 10 Illinois ....... ~.
Massachusetts 24 Wisconsin ...... ..
Rhode Island 8 lowa
Connecticut 12 Minnesota....,..
Now York 66 California. ..... ..
New Jersey 14 Oregon ............
Pennsylvania 52 West Virginia..
Palawan • • - 6 Kansas .. ..........
Maryland - 14 Nebraska.......
Lonuaana.,. 14 Colorado .........
The Convention then
Vice President. The States were called and
their votes as originally cast footed up as fol
Hamlin 145 Coltits
... 28 Holt.
Tod 1 King.
Before the vote was announced, however,
votes werechimged to Johnson until the ballot
stood as follows : ,
J0hn50n....... ............ 4911 Hamlin 9
Gov. Johnston was then declared the nominee
for Vice Pre%ident by the uothusiastic ac
Gov: :Raymond, of New York, then proposed
Resolved, .That it is the highest duty of every
American citizen to maintain against all their
enemies the integrity of the Union And the par
amount authority of the Constitution and laws
of the United States; and that, laying aside all
diflerenees and political opinions, wepledge our
selves, as Union men, animated by a common
sentiment, and aiming at a eonlmon object, to
do everything in our power to aid the Govern
ment in quelling by force of arms-the rebellion
now raginr , against its authority, and in bringing
the punishment dtie to their crimes the Rebels
and traitors arrayed against it. [Prolonged
Resolved, That we approve of the determina
tion of the Government of tlie United. States not
to compromise with Rebtils;oito , offer any terms
of / peace, except such us may be based upon an
unconditional surrender of their hostility and a
return to theirjust,allegiance to the ,Constitu
tion and laves of the United States, and that we
call upon the Government to maintain this po
tion, and to prosecute the war with the utmost
putsihle vigor to the complete suppression e , £ the,
rebellion, in the full reliance in the self-saerifi
dug patriotism and heroic valor and the undy
ing devotion of the American people: to their
country and its five institutions. [Applause.]
Resolved, That as Slavery was the cause, and
novr constitutes the strength, of this rebellion,
and as it must be, always and everywhere; hos
tile to the principles of Republicnn Government,
justice and the National safety demand its utter,
and complete extirpation from the' , soil of the
Republic. [Applause.] And that while we
uphold and maintain the acts and proclamations
by which the Government. in its own defence,
has aimed a death-blow at this gigantic evil, we
are in favor furthermore of such an amendment
to the Constitution, to be made by the people in
confOrmity with its provisions, as shall termin
ate and forever prohibit the existence of Slavery
within the limits or jurisdiction of the United
Resolved, That the thanks of the American
people are flue to the soldiers and sailers of the
Army and Navy [applause], who have periled
their lives in defence of their wintry and in
vindication of the honor of the flag ; that the .
nation owes tit them some 'permanent recogni
tion of their patriotism and their valor, and am
ple and permanent provision fel...those, of their
survivors Who have received disabling and hon
orable wounds i n the service of the country ; and ,
that the memories of those who have fallen in its
defence shall beheld in grateful and everlasting
etnerubrpnee. [Loud applause and cheers.]
• Resolved * That We approve AndApplaulltht
piletietrwisdom, the unselfish patriotism and
the unswerving, fidelity to the Constitution and
URlprinciples of American liberty with which
ABRAHAM LINCOLN has discharged, under cir
cumstances of unparalleled difficulty, the great
duties and responsibilities of the Presidential
office; that we approve and endorse, as demand
ed by the emergency and essential to the pres
ervation of the nation and as within the provis
ions of the Constitution, the measures and "acts
which he has adopted to defend the nation
against its open and secret foes; that we approve
'especially the Proclamation of Emancipation,
and the employment as Union soldiers of men
heretofore held in SlaVery [applause]; and that
we - have full confidence in his determination to
carry out these and all otder Constitutional
measures essential to the salvation of the coun
try with full and complete effect.
proceeded to . balloffor.
CHAMBERSBURG; PA., WEDNESDAY, JUICE 15, 1864.
Resolved. That we deeni it essential to the
general welfare that harmony should prevail in
the National Councils, and we regard as worthy
ofpublie confidence and official trust those only
who cordially endorse theprineiples proclaimed
in these resolutions and which should character
ize the administration of the Government. [Ap
Resolved." That the Government owes to all
men employed in rte armies, without regard to
distinction of color; the full protection of the
laws of war—[applause]—and that any viol•e
tion of these laws, or the usages of civilized na
tions in time of war, by the rebels now in arms,
should be made the subject of prompt and full
redress. [Prolonged applause.]
Resolved, That foreign immigration, which in
the past has added so much to the wealth, de
velopment of resources and increase' of power
to this nation, the asylum of the oppressed of
all nations, should be fostered and encouraged
by a liberal and just policy. [applause.]
Resolved, That we are in favor of the speedy
eonstrudtion of the railroad to the Pacific. -
Resolved, That the National faith, pledged for
the redemption of the public debt, must be kept
inviolate, .and that for this purpose we recom
mend economy and rigid responsibility in the
pnblie expenditures, and a vigorous and just
system of taxation; that it is the duty of every
loyal State to sustain the credit and promote the
use of the National-currency. [Applause.]
Resolved, That we app s rove the position taken
by the Government that the, people of the Uni
ted States can never regard with indifference
the attempt, of any European Power to over.
throw by force or to supplant by fraud the in
stitutions of any Republican Government on the
Western Continent—[prolonged applause]—
and that they will view with extreme jealousy,
as menacing to the peace - and indePendence of
their own country, the efforts of any such power
to obtain new footholds for Mtinarchical Gov
ernments, sustained by foreign military force, in
near proximity to the United States; [Long
continued applause.] '
The resolutions were unanimously adopted,
and the Convention, after some further unim
portant business, adjourned with nine hearty
cheers for Lincoln and Johnson. -
ROBERT J. BRECIOINRIDGE who took a most
prominent part in the proceedings of the Balti
more Convention, is one of the most tried and
honored statesman of Kentucky, as be is oneof
the foremost ' theologians of the Presbyterian
church. He is the uncle of John C. Breckin
ridge, once Vice-President of the United States,
now a ,General in the rebel armies. Pr. Breck
inridge is a Kentuckian by birth, a divine of the
Old School Presbyterian Church ; has spent
the greater part of his life in Kentucky and
other slave States, and is respected-in his State
and all over the country as a man wise, con
servative, of the moat moderate views, but a
the same time a man , of piety and sound learn
ing., He waif the chief author of the Common
&Emelt system of Kentucky, and -has always
,been afriend of popular education. •
the Union Nati , nal Nominations—Gen.
Grant's - t; hang e, of Base—Meeting. of
the Democrats Assoelatlon=Sanibt•
bnro for l'enee and Florence for Fre
' moat—General Nevvs._
PaTespondence of the Franklin Repository.'
, WASHINGTON CITY, June 10, 1864.
Tknominations and proceedings of the Bab
timoto Convention give great satisfaction to
all the loyal men in this city. They Berm en
couraged and inspirited by the sagacious and
harponious action of the convention in carrying
out and ratifying the wishes" of 'the people, and
there stopping. The name of Andrew Johnson
is a tower 91 strength.. Who doeinotrecollect
with what idurage lie steod.up In" the,Senate
of the Unitg,d States during the administration,
of Buchan L'' denonneing secession aitd.:secess
ionists say i g to'them ashe pOinted his anger
toward Jeff. Davis, "if f were the President, I
would arrest you as traitors, try you as traitors,
and hang you as traitors.", The ticket is One
around.• which , all loyal Men Will rally with an
enthusfihn of which that which greeted its an
nouncenient in the Onnveritioni was but a faint
The:news from the front is very encouraging.
Grant has commenced anotheriof these strange
flankmovements, suddenly changing, his'base,
and again puzzling the wits of 'lxe. One year
ago to-day Grant was not near ris close to Vicks
burg as he is this day to Richmond, nor was the
promise of taking that , stronghold half so en-'
couraging. Yet it fell in tWenty . daysiime.
Who doubts but that Richmond, with a more
powerful array , threatening it, • and that army
every day growing in strength by the addition of
thousands of men and more formidable imple
ments fdr'seiging and a shorter base of supplies
than at ., Vicksburg,may not share its fate in
the same period? Wait patiently a short time
longer and we shall then see. ~ ' ' : ,
On last Tuesday evening, the National Dem
ocratic Association held an adjourned meeting
in their wigwam. Senator Saulsbury addrrsi
ed the Meeting of "gentlemen," as be 44114
them—he'could not call them "fellow-citizetic' T
for he said then 'he would be classing them in
the • same category with -!'negroes." He in
formed the "gentlemen" that long, long ago,
when he was a little boy, he used to pray, and,
when yet ,a'babe, he loved and sang the psalm,
"Iwa,s.midnight on Judea's plain," and from
that he learned that there should be "peace on
earth ;" that he still loved it, and though lin
cocktails /.nd modern' liquors might supplant
the rizattrial.milk,• yet would he chug to that
old hynin for "peace—peace at any priee." He
called 'on the Democracy to raise the standard
of oppoition and cry- aloud, " peace ! peace:"
This brought down tremendous applause from
the)gf)ll tiven ." The next ,speaker was Mr: ,
Oorenee,late of Pennsylvania, but now
editor of the Constitutional Union.. After ma
king . a long harangue againit the Administra
tion, he said that the Democracy had a "pro,- .
jut in view by which all opposed to Lincoln, of
every kin and creed, would he united.". He
finally relerred to John C. Fremont, who was
a "powerful champion, a - shining light, who, ho
thanked God, had turned from his" false geds,i
and seen the error of his ways." Whenever'
he alluded to the name of Fremont, he was
greeted by long'and.,vaciferous applause.
was certainly an,extraordinary assemblage. for
`the peace sentiments of Saulsbury and the en
thusiastic endorsement -of Fremont, Flor-'
ence, met with equal applause. Perhaps, here
in this assemblage of the National Council of
Copperheads, .we may see which way the wind'
blows. , Certainly, if John . C. Fretn,ont in his
latethrows letter out a huge bait for the nomi
nation at Chicago, it is not to-be supposed that
the Copperheads will refurie.to meet hirron any
kind of half way agreement, especially, since
the man has shown himself to be capable of
stooping to almost any sort 'of platform for' his .
own ambition and- the defeat of Lincoln. 'Alto
gether; this assemblage and the speeches were
a-queer affair, and would it not be still stranger
if the same party who have most biterly oppos
ed Fremont in every act up to the present time,
should take him up and support him. '
Samuel S. Siitoot having entered into a con
tract for army' supplies with Col. James A.
Ekin, Chief Quartermasthr, Caviary Bureau,
and having failed to comply with the agree
ment, has been tried by General Court Martial
on the charge of "wilfulneglcct of duty in viola
tion of 'the act of Congress, of July 17, 1862,
found guilty and directed to pay a fine of $lO,-
000, and be confined at Fort Delaware until the
fine is paid.
Notwithstanding all the heat anOweltering
we have been under since the first olthe month,
it does not seem to dater the good people of this
great city from "going it strong" on the 'liar=
nage question., The number of thaningelicen
ces already granted Amounts to seventy-six.
Though• the copperhead Members will strenu
ously oppose the repeal ofthe.s2ooexenantion
clause, yet it will undoubtedly pass and the time
of. draft shortened to one year. Scarcely one
year ago these same copperheads opposed the
clause, because it gave the rich unfair adiant
ages over the pool.. Oh ! wonderful change and
All the rebel officers and men prisoners of
war, except guerrillas now confined lathe Old
Capital are by 'order of Comniisery. General of
Prisoners of War, Col. Hoffman, to be immedi.
ately transferred to Fort Dela Ware. = a.'c.
" For The Franklisi Repository.
OUNTAINS COMMISSION AMONG
The Committee appointed by the Associatiiin
of Ladies in Chamberiburg to collect futids for
the County Fair to aid the ChriatianUotnieth-
Ilion, set out on a tour among the mountains in•
Upper Path Valley, Saturday; May 14th'_, The .
good-byes tieing said; and many k ind wishes ex;.
pressed for the success of the "good cause;"„by
frieodspft bebind, iho Cognot
.ttoo took 4.asat
in the lumbering (gasbag° couch, and vas . 'S •
speeding on ; the; appointed mission.
- -The readershall not be wearied with the de
tailsof the journey as tedious asthe reality itself
'proved'. -Rain and gleams of sun-shine, blue
sky and clouds, bill and vale, valley and mina ,
tain, mini-holes and stones, and stones and mud
holes; alternating and mingling:lent variety' to
the ride, Which, in spite of the roughroads and
weather, was certainly,not devoid of charms.
Unromantic, indeed, must ,be that disposition
which could not admire those 'grand old moun
tains 'with huge rocks thrown wildly around, by
the fanciful hand of Nature : moss clinging to:
old hollow trees:- sweet forest flowers, smiling
beside little rills, that are rippling down in
miniature Niagaras• oh! it' was lovely S-,--siab
lime t or perhaps combining 'both qualitiea, it
was picturesque. Not the leasfpleasure derived
from the scenery was owing to the fact that an
agreeable companion was at hand to appreciate
"alll•-for truly does H. W. Beecher remark—
" Nothing is seen or heard to advantage with
one pair of eyes ami,eara."
At length arrived in Fannettsburg in pretty
good condition, when the' ommittee was obliged
to leave the old hack that bad so long been an
ark of safety and shelter from the pelting rain.
Eight miles were yet to be traversed ere the
" desired haven"—Dry Run (at the time, on
account of the recent rains by no means dry)—
could be reached.' But upon the drive over these
long weary miles in (moven' mail wagon, daring
a pouring rain, with a wind driving the um
brella from side to side, and the rain into the
Passengers' faces, while mud from the wheels
made free with dry goods in general, we will,
not comment. ;Around all that rainy season we
will draw a veil of forgetfulness, ju s t as, on that
memorable evening, clouds closely gathered over
these mist-clad hill tops.
Sabbath morning still rained—a source of
Much disappointment to many, for that day was
fraught with more than ordinary interest to the
I cogregation of Upper Path Valley Church. It
I was Communion Sabbath, and one, whose boy
bood'had been •spent in their midst, but who
"had long- been - proclaiming • the "everlasting
gospel" to a flock in the 'distant west, was that
day to' assist the pastor of the church, where
in childhood he worshipped, in the interesting
exercises of the occasion.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the wee--
ther, quite an audience assembled in- that rural
sanctuary. " Ohl -how" sacred! A comnannion
Sabbath in that quiet country church. Naught
around to break the solemn stillness, save the
pattering rain,the . sighing wind, or the friendly
neighing of the horses, as with true politeness
they bestowed on each Well known steed, the
Sabbath morning salutation, as they were driv
en,to their usual hitching places' on- therlimely
green sward , surrennding the church.
Many an eye' waa moistened with tears as
the "man of God" referred to by-gone slays,
and the fathers and mothers who had once oc
cupied the pews in the old church, Mit now
found a resting place in the'"city of the dead.".
One thing we must not neglect to notice. The'
Moment we "entered the church we recognized
the dear familiar old lamps that used to illumi
nate our church in town, but which became the
property of this congregation after - the intro
duction 'of gas into Chambersburg.
After church there were warm greetings of
friends and cousins, long separated, the pleasure
of which to be appreciated must be seen and
Still it rained.. At the close of:the evening
service the Pastor of the church, the Rev. Wm.
A. We'st, who had most warmly and cordially
welcomed the committee to his charge,-laid the
matter before his people, stating the objects of
the Christian CominisSion, and the good it is
doing, and left it to their generosity to act
upon his inggestiOns. And nobly did they re
spond to the call. This introduction by the
pastor, made the "path of the committee
- straight" and pleasant. The good people of
Path Valley are ever ready to aid in a benevo
lent undertaking, and that in a spirit of exem
plary liberality. But-they like to be sure it is
a worthy collie, and thrabest plan to assure them
of this, is to have their pastor tell them so.
They rill seem" to thiuk whatevei Mr. Weit says
is all right! It is really refreshing to witness
the love, confidence and unity of spirit, which
- exist among this flock and their good shepherd
:mid his gentle but energetic.partner.
Menday saw the Committee in company with
'a friend well adapted to the work, "going a beg
ging" for the poor, dear, brave soldiers, who
have sacrificed so much for us. For nearly two
weeks the work was continued, and Upper Path
Valley and Concord visited. What the com
mittee lacked was, ever generously supplied:
horses and carriages were provided by kind
uncle's, cousins, and patriotic friends; and some
one alway's went along to show the road, and
h'elp to talk. With
,bat a few
beggars received kindliest greetings, and sub
stantial evidence, of friendship, either for their
own 'sake or for the sake of the cause they were
represeriting; This is a reading community.
The people think 'for themselves, and so were
ready and anxious to- alleviate the sufferings of
the noble men who are fighting for Liberty.
In many of the houses we welcomed the good
old IttPosrroav, whoseleyalings cannot:
fail to produce the right feeling..
But we raid there were a, few exceptions to
-the smiling welcomes.. The first was a poor,
ignorant old man whose'srai had been"killed in
the army, and-be thought "Abe Lincoln' was to
blame for it, and he swore very _ugly: • Another
"wail ad old•bachelor, who has more moneY than
patrietietn,liiA 004 way. ' When we entered
his Wise we found' a pile Of newspapers of the
Age arid--Monitor-tribe lying --before-him. He•
abused the government islittMefully, would not
give a edit (though aopper did seem very abun
dant) (4 he cametery, -way 4fii . ngthe Com
mittee• OW. cool, not help • thinking of
..the tispoksibility of eilitore'Altinte, ill' large
sense, the tutors of Mt Oation. The other ex
ception was ti man wit - a large farm, pleiity Of
sons, too young for the draft, but able to work,
His "taxes are very high," he says. "If the
rebels dome he will trust to PsOvidence." This
man caii not aim, to takol any newspapers.
What a blessing that all the world 'ain't alike!.
As - the ladies of Fanneitsburg andd - LoWer
Path Valley 'took independent action for the
Christian Commisaion, the Committeee•having
accomplished the'visitation of Concord and Up
per Path Talley, returned home with over one
, hundred and fifty dollars, to aid thecioldiers,
and likewise richer intappy, grateful memories.
Tan- CQytnn'rTEE. ,
,-Josiah Espy announces himself as a Vnion
candidatelor Congress in the Dauphin district.
—The nomination of Lincoln, and Johnsn
was ratified by a meeting at san Francisco on
—The Republican Legislative LiatICUS in New
Hampshire has nominated•A. Cragin for U.
S. Senator, as successor of John PAlale.
—The Union National Colaiiiittioliaa organ
ized with Hon. Henry J. Raymond nacho/pi:oda
and. Hon. N. D.: Sperry; of Connecitient as Sea:
rotary. - .
—An exchange " If old Hickorisvis
the real sire ofthe - Demooratic party, whatiwaa
its dam 7": Why, it was damned by 'James
—The National Dernoci;atie Cpnirnittee-la
understoodlo be considering the Tostponetaent
of the Chicago Cenvention, an 44111 decide tie.,
Tore the 20th inst. • •
—ln Nashville, on Thursday, the nominations
of tho Baltimore Convention were received '
•ith great enthusiasm, and Hon. Andrew John
son bade an eloquent speecli.
-The_ Missouri contested seat (Knox Vs.
Blair) was:decided against Gen. Blair, the an
ting member, and Mr. Knox, Radical Republi•
can, was admitted by a vote of 70 to 52.
—The amendinent to the Constitution of the'
State of Connecticut to' enable citizen soldiers
to vote, has passed both branches of the Legis.
lature, and noW only requires the vote of the
people for approval. •
—The Copperheads -hail) not an extensive
assortment of Presidential timber. They have'
only the deplorable alternative of, a traitor or
a coward. The first is demanded by tlie.Dem..
ocratic Cabinet at :Richmond; the other - by the
Peace Democracy in the Free States.'
—the Union men ,of Snyder'have nominated.
Gee. P. Miller, Onion, for Congress; 'Anthony •
E. Simpson for ;Senator Samuel ABeman-for -
Assembly ; Jeremiah Crouse for Progionotary
apd Jacob Aurand for teltinter. Snider elects
three members and :One Senator With Union
and Lycoming.' • - ' -
—lt is a fact, that if .Gen. Grant is successful
in "fighting" it, out" on his present line, the
copperheads have no hope of success in the next .
Presidential campaign. , Their only, hope of
success lies in - the saccessolLee in-defeating
Grant and crippling his army. The fact is as
suggestive as it is startling., •
—L telegraphic dispatch informs us -of the'
complete triumph of the Union ticket in Oregon.
The Union candidate for Congress, 3. fit' D.
Henderson, is elected, over• James R.•
opposition.- The; Legislature is Union; and:
will have a United States Senator to elect, Mr.'
Harding's term expiring in March, 1865. . •
- —The resolutions passed by the Grand 'Oonn
,cil Of the Union League at Baltimore, ori Than
day, endorse the nomidation - of Mr . Lin4oin and
Mr. Johnson,' and 'assert it. 'to be the 'duty
every member of the League to work - to secure
-the success of that nomination. The League
also endorsed theC platform adopted at Haiti
more. - • : •
—The Philitdelphimis have presented the
wife of Gen. Meade with an elegant house and
furniture, on the corder of :Nineteenth street
and Delancey place, in that city.
-4Gren. 'Fremont - has resigned his positlini of.
Major-General in the U.'S. army, and accepted
the nomination for, the Presidency, tendered
him by the Cleveland Coniention.
— . Edward' Ciopsey, a correspondent of the
Philadelphia Enquirer, has been paraded.through
the lines of the army, placarded "libeler of the
press," and then pntiwithout the lines, by order
of Gen. Meade, for. publishing false statements
concerning that distinguished officer.
—Lawrence H. Ngla, the South Carolina
Congressman who aided and defended Preston
Brooks in the assault upon Senator Sumner,
was killed 'at the battle of Cold Harbor. He
was a Colonel in the Rebel army. 'Brooks died
stime years ago. -
—Robert J. Walker is reported to be suffer
ing from feeble health, caused by,the effects of
an:amateur balloon excursion takenin Lon
don in October' last. The - balloon went up
very suddenly r and the rarefaction or the air
affected Mr. Walker severely. He has this
Spring gone to Egypt to recruit. • -
1 - -Andrew Johnson, the new candidate, for
Nice President, was born in Raleigh, N.
1808, and is, Consequently, fifty-six years of age..
In early-life he was not favored with tha adviuk •
tagea of a school education, put applied Edna
Selffaithfully to. his tmdeaa tailor, employing •
theinternds of rest in useful study. - In 1826
he removed to the western States; and in 1835*
Was chosen fo the Le,gialitare teirnestee,—..
lie repeatedly served in that Away in after
years, aud•fifally ?on to the Pohitiork of Govan.
nor and 'United States Senator. •
Emtittettfo :paw of the 7th Ba7B that
"the Cop e; Ttgenty, for the first thee,
has na moat) , 'Way , huh been paid mice,
, thateSSecrehryhtemeiteger. ,