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iltednesday, July 0, 1864.
! UNION RATIONAL TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
. ANDREW JORNSON;',,
loot K. SagrocK is autherizdd .to receive
Atidit . criptions and contract 'for Advertisements , fdr
- tbe'Rarostrota , in the Eastern Cities; -
A DISP.kTCEt in another column gives
the gratifying intelligence .'that` the,rebel
Pritie'Steamer Alabama, thathai solong
beeten terror to,nur commerce, has be,en
xiviltitfter a wrier° engagement with the
gidnl►oat RearSaye. . ' ' ' •*,
'• ' , Gov.-Omani went to York Springs on
oil his way to Gettysburg, where
hbw,asto deliver the oration at the cele
.bration on, the 4th. , On Sunday evening
hezvas sentlor by special messenger from
Carlisle, andle returned at once to Har
risburg to prepare for the threateudd 1117
vasion - .' Gen. Couch was in consultation
~vitii 'him _ yesterday at the Capital and
returned on the evening train. The State
anc„ National authorities have made am
ple arrangements to enable Gen. Couch
&food the Iscirder 1 . 11 rebel incursions.
THE lIILITARY SITUATION.
Ex:citing rumors of a rebel movement
)41 t& border were started here on Sunday
evening, and 'continued during Monday
:01,:censiderable rebel force, doubtless cav-
Oliyand c mounted infantry from Staunton
an&,.ynchburg, ivere, attracted - to Mar--
„tnaturg by the large stores known
, to be
,to supply Hunter, and their num.:
Peri (were greatly magnified. Gen. Sigel
retired his trains across,the Potomac and
ga.v . e battle at Martinsburg and Valling
`Waters, but failing to resist anccessfully,
he withdrew his force across the Potomac,
ty,ip beat slight loss of men, and none, of
materialor stores.. A raid into tbisconn
ty was naturally apprehended to procuit
liiiiiseS,stock,&c., and Gen. Couch prompt
ly ordered :all :the. stock in•the southern
seeti'en 'to be moved : north, which was
ostexpeditiously done. He also strength
aid his force considerably, and now has
t:4:SMithern line Jatrongly,picketed and
well scouted, and is prepared to resist any
movement in this direction. As General
sjgais 4.4harpsbarg ; Gen.; Webber at
Harper's k'erry; • Gen: Kelly at Cumber
hind; Gen. Couch at , Chambersburg, each
. Iv,i_th.censhlerable force, s andlren. Hunter
in West lirginia. from whence he'Utigjit
inteTFept any incursion - intothis State,
we think raiding in this direction rather
ha dous to be undertaken. ;krotwith-
stanaiiig:the flood -of Thmors to the ton
, we are fully assured that up to this,
writing 1(3 P. ]!/I:"Triesitay) There
been ahprebet force •actoss the Potomac'
-atTarty paint, excepting a dash of a 'few'
13coiltB from their'picket lines at, one or
two points; and :they did not pretend to'
make fqtmlgipeni . ppywhere. 411 rumors
_ - Aiebel movement in force' inithis di-'
eetiOn, are unfounded. Doubtless a raid
would have been made here but for the
WmPtnens of Gen. . 001 eh in.wit . l4llMw-i
;ling all:the stock, and concentrating forces
~- • ,
; ; ;...T,l4e, i 4rnay of the Potomac ..has I)6"en
trotting 'for' a few days. The important
of the week *ore, the 'brilliant
,c,ayalry_laids of Gens. Wilson ma-Kautz.
abey - penetrated south of - Lee to Burkes-
IM#Ched over 350 miles, and - totally
destrayed.susty,- - aiiles , of , ,railread, with
brides, depots, .stores and other public'
k f to an hnmenSe.4imint. This
aCompletely isolates the rebejLcapital from
ethe- south, and is -
. part of• Gen. Grant's /
sti4tegy to compel Lee to accept
fp. ,nn-open field. Particulao are
.igiven in another column.
`Pli , tC.: l S'hen#Ein . has at last achieved a
mlomu,ssv,ict.pry :over Atigistort, and,#, is
not the less decisive- that it was compata
-11;eli 100 3 ess. Z613'4'8 steadily advane
viand mancencred, in spite •of the,nn.
latieiesqful assault of the 27th, until John
`gnu . Waitinally compelled to surrender
Marietta to save'hisarmy from capture
desiguctico. The -last stand •Johnston.
4',41 , 11 make is at Atlanta, and his'
Istrtgagest positions have all been taken.:
it is not suseeptiblu of 'anything like so
formidable Idefence as Daltoil, Marietta
other points already surrendered. He
- 4'541111d johi'Lee as Wilson has completely
covered, the railroad . lines between fhem.!
Gen. Hunter has achieved a- substantial
ituece , 3s • by . his most perilous camPaign
againit Staunton and Lynchburg. We
give detailed accounts of his operations in
another part of this paper. •
-7-Courage , X.xtyal hearts f The . great
ramose: progresses well !
-,.PatileiatATio'N OF Mit. CHAAE.
6 p 14
- The country. 3988 startled on Thursday
last bY flietelegraphic announcement that
Secfgtary ,Qltaie had resigned the poitfo
41°44110:Treasury, and that Gov. Tod,
of Nile; had been nominated as his suc
cessor. No reason was assigned, for: the
i n it iaginudunexpectdministerialehange,
,iiid.kititjeckime took. the - widest range in
solving the problem. Even the Senate'
seems to have been taken by surprise, for
a flint jx4ragttippe the resignation was
given there, by tbe, nomination of,,Gov.
Tod. :Instead of confirminghim prompt- ]
ly, as, would doubtless have been done
tinder ordinary circumistariees, the nom-'
ination was referred to a committee to
enable bewildered Senators to ascertain
what had gone wrong.. Since then the
sensation correspondents have hada rich
harvest, and scores of different reasons
have been assigned forthe change. Gov.'
Tod declined to' accept, and Hon.-Win;
Pitt ressenden, Senator from liaine, has
been appointed and drily installed in the
most arduous and responsible
He is the most profound, practical 'and.
accompliislied statesman in the Senate, and
is second to none in the Nation; and we
hazaild saying that he will attain
the highest possible suecessin conducting
oar financial ePerations. - ;
The withdrawal of Mr. Chase is imputed
political (inferences between himself and
the President relative to certain appoint
ments in New-York ; but we do not share
that conviction. Indeed we have reason
to know that Mr. Chase and the President
have never been nt.variance , respecting
the patroiange of the former. Even when
Mr. Chase was earnestly_eontesting the
nomination for the PreelkencY, and his
vast patronage was inakihg, an organized
element against the re• - :nomination of Mr.
Lincoln, he refused , to interfere, and we
think, wisely, That, he should do so now,
when Mr. Lincoln has no: more 'earnest
supporters than Mr, :Chase and his (fiends,
is to our mind most improbable: Mr.
Chase is one of the pureSt and 'noblest of
our public men—a stranger to political in
trigue, and incapable of- attempting to
pease patronage to the injury of the 'ad
ministration or the mortification of its
friends. Whatever-may have determined
the withdrawal of me Chase, we feel as= 7
- sure& that political - differences did itif
enter into the cause thereof.
• glance at the aspect of our financial
affairs . withinthe last, few WeekB.,_ strikes
us as' presenting as atisfaeto3, teution. of 1.
the change. Whether' Mr.' Chase's SYS- 1
tern was wise or unwise, it is clear-that it
was in conflict with- the settled convic
tions which pervaded financial circles,
and' in the struggle for supremacy, 'theffi
nanciers have triumphed over the policy
of the Secretary. He has labored heroic
ally—perhaps "not wisely but too Well"—
to reduce:the price of gold, and in a vain
effort to ; cripple the.gambrers he, has suc
ceeded only' in crippling the
financial operations of thecountry; upon
which he has US rely for means. He had
conceived a firm belief that a forcible ,
- contractiorrof the currency would decline
1 gold-and, prices generally, and appreciate
government securities ; but the result was'
just the reverse. Gold. bounded up be
youdtlie wildest expectationsof the gam
blers, and government bonds fell almost
to par. He had retired from forty to'
fifty millions of legal tenders; had drawn'
some forty millions suddenly from the
channels of trade a few weeks ago for his
six per cent. bonds, anti had advertised
for thirtyLthree millions mokto be taken
to-day, with notice that no ?bids would
ho entertained which offered less than
four Percent. premium. With , nearly:
I one hundred millionsofcurrency. taken in
by the government in a short time:and,
over thirty millions more just called for,
every•braitch of business was cramped,
mid the financiers resolved to resist any,
further depletion -of currency. So scarce
had. it become, that money could, hardly'
be lied any Where. Not only in the city,
but throughout the couutry, currency:
could not be found.' Most of the country:
Banks had deposited largely with the
various Assistant Treasurers and ( their
legal tenders had been retired; and - had!
thirty-three millions more been giv'en thef
government to-day,- it would have
pled•regitimate: . business fearfully. Mr.:
Chase setups to ,
have erred in-supposing
that,the currency is inflated beyond the
wantiibf - the Country, andhence the. ad
vance of gold. lf so, lie has erred most
previously. The amount of currency is not,
now relatively as great as it was before. the
war. It mustbe borne in mind that the war
, has created new channels of industry and
trade which to-day absorb millions of
capital and, require an immense volume
of currency; and it must he considered
'also that' it requires two dellars, now to
do the business that one dollar was equal
to before the depreciation of our• money.
retire, currency now, or at any' . time
hereafter, until the govepunfmt becomes
• able to :reduce its immenS operatiens:
and has 'surplus Means to liquidate its li.
abilities gradu.ally - ,- - is to peril legitimate
trade and defeat the, government in the
maintenance of its ewn Thus ;
convinced theAnonie,d men have sternly
resisted Mr.: l Chase, and the .result was
that his " ten-forties" ceased to sell,. and
his loin to be .taken to-day at four per
cent. preinium was defeated, for even
" five-twenties "—the most popular of all
loans—' fell to Thursday, and.
would probably. , have gone to par or be- i
low had not Mr. Chase retired; -ThuBl
overthrow - ii in the very temple of Ids!'
power he had but the alternative, to surr,
render his systelnoi• resignL-Lhe Chose tlrei
latter. It is a noticeable feet that imme-i :
ignation, government securities rallied.
Tbe•ruen who have- necessitated Mr.
tifift - trctithltifiliOaOtio
1 Chase's withdrawal must not be classed
with the gamblers who are- struggling
desperately to depreciate securities and
enhance gold. Those who have success
fully encountered Mr. Chase are, the hob.
ders of one-half or perhaps more of the
entire indebtedness of the government—
who have every interest in sustaining otkr
credit, and their effortsitave been direct
' ed solely to that great end. They havii•
now triumphed, and we take it that thp,
new Secretary will conform to the policy
that - kr.:ChiSe vainly 'restated. flf sO,
whether judicious or otherwise, it is the
policy dictated by the ablest financiers
and the heaviest creditors of thecolintr3r:
and we may reasonably, hope for the sue
cees of Mr. Fessenden. Let the people
and Congress generously sustain him, and
weitgastthat all will be ;well. • , •
Last week was r7iereshing time for the
*Kt. The fait that, the Unioti armies
had not attained positive victories ena
bled it, with its ardent proclivities to keep
~best possible face upon the , rebel
cause, to proclaim universal and repeated
disaster to our brave soldiers. Stanton,
it says, "has ceased issuing war bulletins,
for the reason that our, , , i military opera
tions recently .have, been a. series of de
feats and disappointments.' The state
ment contains Just two falsehoods in one
sentence.. Stanton had not ceased issu
ing bulletins; but has giveu,them almost
daily, with full and candid accounts of
the progrgss of our armies; and General
Grant certainly is ignorant of_the "series
of 'defeats -and , disappointments." He
failed in. one' movement,. and only one,
since 'he has been south of the' James;
but such is the inevitable fate of war un
der the best of leaders, . especially in of
fensive operations, and he profits by it
and with undaunted heroism and unfal
tering faith in a just cause and a brave
army, he still proposes to fightit out on
-.- General -Hunter's movement against
Lynchburg, says the Spirit, "has also
- proved a failure," and he is "in retreat
toWest•Virginia." So far front any such
disaster having been "semi -officially an
nounced," the only information it had of
Hunter's operations, was that
-he had ac
complished the object of the. movement,
and was returning to West 'Virginia in
obedience to his orders—which must have
been given him before he started: The
same day the Spirit was issued official
informntioir from - Gen:Hunter announced
that be bad "met with extreme success,"
and had fulfilled his mission. After thiS
systematic and malignant misrepresenta
tion-of the progresS of our armiei—eien
surpassing the libel papers in * bolstering
up the cause of Jeff. Davis—the Spirit
tinnottnees - with evident triumph that
"thus ends the second combined move
ment against the rebel capital !" It would
be most gratifying to the despairing sol
diers of treason to read the Spirit, could '
they only persuade themselves to believe
its persistent defeats to Union arms.and
its repeated termination of Union Cam-_
paigns ; put sad experience teaches them
,Just when the Spirit announ-,
- ces the movement against Richmond at
an end, the hoarse thunder of Grant's ar
tillery, the steadrrattle of his-musketry,
I and the dashing' raids ., of his cavalry at
I almOst every 'vital line, proclaitil the dos
big an of the loyal hosts upon - the doomed
capital Of crime. Might not ifite Spirit
venture-to tell the truth about the hero
ism of,cair brave armies, libel even rob-.
els cannot respect or credit its fpliehoods ?,
'Again, it- details eircumstari'lilly our
-++defeats and' disappointments." Grant
hag failed ; Butler has failed ; Sigel has
failed; Hunter has failed; Sheridan has,
failed, and the -railroads "north-west and
south-west from Richmond; are no 'longer
,even menaced." With commendable pru
dence the • Sliirit reserved the Crowning
falsehood :for Go last. The railroad
'north and north-west of Richmond are'
'totally destri)yed, andbave not been used:
by the rebels since SheridaiN last raid.
Gobs. Wilson, Palmer and, Hunter .havo,
r each severed the lines they were directed;
,to reach ; and, on the day before the Spirit
was issued, the Secretary of Warofficially
announced that "all the railroads reaeh-'
big' in to_llielonond are noio destroyed,and
'-some of them badly!" True, They May
be. - repaired• just where. they have been:
severed in a few days; but Gen. Grant
eVitlently means to 'fight 'it out on that
line,, and by the•time 'theY have one part
,}rill repeat his work of de
struction ait another, and thits keep Rich
mondas completely isolated front all its
railroad lines, as if they had been hope-'
lessly destroyed or were permanently
held by 'our troops. , .
'--Such is. a specimen of the Split's
weekly reports of the progress of the
lUnion arms. 'lt seizes upon every shallow
of disaster with the keenest avidity, and
shades it iii every possible way to give
, heart and'hoppl to the, deadly foes of the
government, and to discourage every loy
al aspiration in the North. It manifestly
loves the cause of! traiters, and hates the
`eartSb.efloysl. men, and of the brave sol
, are daily sealing their devotion
to ony : , :impriled Nationality with their
Wood; abd, it wields its whole power
to wound and enfeeble the right, and
strengthen the murderous arm of treason
;' - eficii,libi:f . ,4,:_it.; - : - 'Pa':'
We do not envy it-its coming-tame. The
time is not far distant wheri every be
reaved heart,. , every, broken circle, and
every _nameless. grave, will point with
terrible distinctness to the cowardly and
treacherous who nerved the relentless
authors of death and desolation in this
wicked, causeless murder ; and. more to
be pitied than hated will then be the per
sistent revilers 'of the brave men who
gave to tließepublic,of our fathers endt
riikPence, and troion.
WHITHER GOETH• DEMOCRACY?
The shifting sands of the °nee proud
and powerful Demociacy are fast fading
into reckless, discordant factions of camp
followers. The time Was whenitS banner
was ever flaunted to the breeze and its
chosen candidateS, presented to the Nation,-
with a degree of boldness and a conscious
ness of i , strength which commanded the
respect of the world.,lf, , in ,theiniarch cif
progress, its •principles or its policy de
manded'revision, it would seize new ideas;
in their growth, give ,them vitality and
crown perawith success.' Whether right
or Wrong it, was ever a sleepless, defiant
-he; and Or more than a generation it was
the suprenie political power of the coun
try, and was confronted rather by - an ag
giegated Opposition, under variousparty
titles, than by a fixed political , organiza
tion. , Before its bold, inexorable progress
Anti-masonry, Whiggery and American-
ism paled, and were left in the tombs
which chequer our National path-way.
But alas:, how the, mighty have Wien!
Slavery had become one'of the main pill..
Lars of - Democracy—one of its integral
pars; and when subtle, malignant" treason
threw-its•terrible pall over the Nation, it
#as in the name of 'Democracy*, and to
Dernotraey it iboked to aid it in its dead
ly st'rugglewitlit'reedom. Foryears\trea
on had schooled its patient, faithful ally.
Under its protecting shadow, traitors had
filled the highest places' of trnst', and
honor; had made treason u5 - =familiar as
household words in the f first legislative
tribunal: of the land; and when it was
abOut to culminate in the dismemberment
or 4'governmeitt devoted to Human Lib,
pity by ii fearful baptisth hi theblood . of
our; fathers , 'Democracy was still claim
ed by traitors 'as- their ;Chief reliance fdr
speedy , land decisive triumph. N?r did
they tarn to faithless men in the North'
for aid' and succor in' their fiendish:_work
withorit reason. They were - well assured
'oni every hand, that Democracy would
not deetn secession
s a crime 'demanding
the exercise of the power of the govern
ment to ,preserve the unityof the States.
But treason and treasou'S more cowardly
allies in the North, had forgotten thatthe
ppople were faithful, however treacherous,
their leaders, and that there' are times
when they assert :their majesty despite,
the chicanery of perfidious men whom they
have confidently followed : and gladly;hon
ored. *hen the: first hostile - gtutwas
fired at the country's Flag, the. National
heart oVerflowe&with patriotic indiina
tiou, and with resistless sweep faithful
and faithless were alike borne in the cur
rent of loyalty.
But gradually Demoeracy turned to it 4
idol. Feebly,' at, first, but with growing
boldness it, trailed its slimy path. ghiating
over Union diiaster and strengthening as
treason ;strengthened in the dominions of
crime, until, in the dark autumn of 1892,
'when traitors were inspired by Victories
and loyal men trembled for the safety - of
the Republic, it wrung success from de
spondingStatcs; and crowned itstrimilphs
by lawlessneSs and butchery in the NOrth.
ButNicksburg and - Gettysburg,lvere as
yet unwritten in our crimsoned history.
and. when the,, , ,-.re-called a Nation to its
holy duty to itself, the returning wave of
patriotic fidelity overwhehned the Wood
wards andtallandigliams,whO nerved the ,
arms of treason by denying the Republic•
inherent right to live: Defeated but not
dismayed in its "purpose to •dethrone
faithful Wcutive, so that perjured. trai
torSmight attain distinction and honor 1)y,
a fatal 'compromise, it has since , then been,
floundering ip every sinuous stream that.
reached a Popu'lar prejudice ; mousing its;
way from monk; to:Month hoping to find'
snine, perfidio4 current to giVe it impor
tance ;' az) d' s ti4lay,,it unblushingly pro-'
claims its political: harlotry, as it reels
froM point to point seeking those who,
may bo : abje4 ,enough to, - accept its em
braces and strong enough entimnie it
in the high places of the Nation
Democratic Convention met in!
Pennsylvania, and it advertised its easy
virtue in its own resolutions', ' It declared
no principles, although -an impeiileii Na
tionality was trembling-in a death-strug-:.
gle with the colossal criinn,pf Civil history;
'bat openly Avowed its readiness to sub 7
ordinate everything to success. The2del
egatektO the Chieago Convention Were
instructed •' to unite with the represen:,'
tatives of the other satTreignlies of the,
North in embodying the sentiment of the
people in - a declaration of principles, ac
ceptable to all States on ' , Whoin we rely to
elect a President." Upon Whom they es-
pect to "rely," is litnost . indefinite. ,It
may be Massachusetts or it may be, South
C4olina. Under the resolUtion, either
sovereignty May • be appealed to for aid
_a,ns man; President
can command votes enough to be elected.
A National Convention was called for the
- 4th of _July, where the "sovereignties of
the North" were to Meet in happy cdu
clave to determine whether - a war or a
peace man would best deceive the people,
and give them the spoils and plunder.
. But a grand campaign is undetermined.
The Nation may yet -triumplif over them
and its,inore deadly but net Jess manly
foes, and they postpone to await thelissue
—to greet the triumph of patriotisM if it
' shall tri.umph-Ltel hail the victory of our
murderous foes if theylshall discomfit our
—Thu,siu pitiable dishonor and, treach
ery lies the ouee proud and defiant De
mocracy, It has served its purpose, and
whether it shall be driven to apparent
fidelity, or 'follow its natural synipathy
with traitors, as-the chances Of war may
dictate, it will reach its final - overihruw
in November next, when a loyal people
declare in thunder, tones that the Union
of our fathers shall be maintained invio
CIRCULATE THE OLD FLAG.
_ We app - eat to, the friends of the Union
cause and candidateA to -aid in securin ,,
for THE OLD ,FLiG the Widest possibl;
circulation aMong the people. , It is the
cheapest, , and Ave mean' to make it the
best campaign document that can be
placed in the hands of voters; mid. clubs
should be made up•at once so that all the
numbers can be secured. ,• '
Every township and borough- in the
county Should act promptly in nicking
a club sufficiently large to -supply every
voterin the district with a:copy of it. A
'little elEfOrt, on the part of ' a 'few men in
eachletzlity will - seen accomplish the
good wOrk. - • 'iFianklin;county should cir
culate at least 5,000 copies. The first
number issued more than two
weeks hefore 'the ,speCial election to ac
cept or reject the amendment to the Con
stitution extending the right of suffrage to
our -brave soldiers, and subscriptions
should commence with the firSt issue of
the paper. 'The first number *ill eon:
Min a fine,portrait, of. President Lincoln,
and the second will contain :a portrait of
Hon. Andrew Johnson) the; -Union
date for 'Vice President Each issne will
be illustrated.. .
We are about to havespirited.political
struggles in our Congressional,' Judicial
and Legislative distircts, and in the sev
eral counties Composing then) THE OLD
F AO c should, be Circulated largely:—
While it will be valuable"; to Union men
every where; it willhe of especial interest
and importance- to. the Union organiza
tions hi our immediate districts. We
hope - fo have, Clubs front every township
in the:countieS of Adams, Perry, - Fulton,
Bedford and ;Somerset before the 21 - st of
July. County and district committees
who want to - hai•e; our soh:He's in the field
supplied - With cheap and Useful political
news from home,.should order clubs sent,
'to the 'soldiers from their respective local-•
TuE OLD FLAG will be a most wel
come visitor -to every camp-fire of the lie
roie defenders of - Mir Nationality. Its
cause is their :cause, 'and: its candidates
Will be their candidates.
Let Union Men everj4ere lend
ing hand ,to circulate .the , THE. OLD FL!IG.
It will bring rich fruits to, swell the tri
umph of a Frt-e
President Linceln"has - written the fol-.
lowing letter formally aCcePting , the nom-,
ination of the OaltiMere Convention , for
the PresidencY. It will be' .seen that he
fully endorses : the declaration of princi
ples, and especiallythe Monroe Doctrine,
which forbids' the present movement of
the French in' Mexico. Whet the rebel
lion is disposed of—which we think will
be by the close of the present campaign—
we shalt have a little job. on hands in,
Meride to preserve 'the 'continent from the
ruthless ti -ad of foreign - despotism. The
whole letter is ; clutracteriStically frank:
"and pointed : • ,
• 14aRCUTIVR MANSION,
- Wabitington, June 27, 1864.
Hon, WM. 13 amigo n arid otherir, 6nimiitec of the
Safiailat Union' Convention: ' -
- uENTLEPIEN; Your letter of the 14th inst.,
fornially Mtifying raellitit I had . .been neminit
ted hy the Convention you repreient for the
Presiden c y a the United States for four years,
' from the ;li of March nest, hits been received.
The noiniiation' is gratefully accepted,-and the
resolution, of . the
-Convention, called the,. plat
form; are heitrtily appilived., While the reso
lution in regard to the supplanting of republi-i
eau Governments upon the,Western Continent'
is fully emeurred in, there Might be a misun
derstanditg were Ina to 'Say thattheposition
of the Givernreent in relation to the action of
''France in Mex co; ms assumed- through the State
Departinint, and endorsed -by the Convention, •
among tin measures and acts of the Executive.'
will be tlitheallY maintained so long as the state
, of facts Mall leave that:position pertinent 'and:
applicabb. = •
I am eipecially gratified that the soldiers and
seamen were not forgotten .by the Convention,'
as they frever should and will be remembered
bg the getefalcountry_forwliosesalvation they;
devote tleir lives.,
Thankng you,for the kind and complimentary
terms inwhich you communicated the re-nom-
Ination aid otherproceedings of the Convention,
I subserbe myself =Tour obedient servant,
' , ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
ThE recently devoted' a column'
to prose that President• Lincoln is,a mis
erable lespot, and is.needleSslY protract,'
ing:thE War and sacrificing the blood of
his comtrymen. It . did not content itself
with nerelYiniaking such
proceeded to prove theta. " It. milled up
Its - winss - --one Atterson Davis by name
2—who priiintaly andOnreservedly affirms
all,tlr. Spirit's cortplitinta. • It is true that
Mr. Davis has been guilty of the based
Perjury, the; meanest' treachery,
'nose shameless perfidy while holding high
and honorable, trusts under the-govern
-he is now wantOnlY eelii. l 4• - to de=
stroy, and his testimony may be received
by the people with some, distrust; but as
it is the best the Spirit can do;it should,
not be 'blamed..- A bad .cause seldom'
commands credible • ems,, andsithe
cause, theorgan d the witness in tliiit
case seem to„be in 'aptly ss ipp t ayx.`-vi.
commend alike the
logic of our neighbor. ,g4tlef.-tell*
stand agaite.'',..The most malignant of cep
perheads could not invent a falsehekid,
against Lincolri r. too absurd for Jeft , ti
swear to. JuSt why heemrsiders,Lincolm
the bloodiest; of. tyrants is probably ex
plained by:someone who said—, ' . ,
"No rogue e're felt•the hullo; &tau= • • • -
With good. opinion,of the fats:"
Tim Great Philadelphia Fair .closed
Tuesday last, „ with appropiate, ceremonies..
The anioant of money realized; for the
Sanitary Commission will reach - a;nullicia
dollars. The; splendid aword waagiven
to Gen. Mende 1s 3;442 votes to 1,506 - foi
Hancock, and several hinidred scattering.
It was eminently proper that a,Philadel.
phia, Fair award the swordto tier
own great warrior, whose iiaxne will stand
second tO none in the, histery-of the War
for skilful generalship,tuid unfalteringhe
roistn. An elegant silver \rase-was v-oted
to Mr. E. G. James; a camp chest to deil;,
Birney; horse-equipments to Gen; Ilan4
cock,and a "love of 14 bontiet'!lti
Gen. ,Burnside. The vote stood 296.f0t
Mrs. Burnside', 28d- for Mrs. Meade ;''l2l
for Mrs.' Grant and 98 for Mrs'. APClellan.
The Art Gallery—the finest ever collected
on the Coatinent—is Still Open. • .
I . IIUNTER'S CA:MVIAIGN.
Gen. Ranter's movements in &nth?western
Virginia have been carried out ori ft grand scale.
and. up-to the Wth ult. had been highly succespb.-
fur; notwithstanding Idee'S' efforts to overtalni
and defeat him., It is known hi official quarters
that Gen. Hunter has adhered to - the Virginia
and Tennessee Railrnad with.a 'pertinacity- ere.
paralleled: He' produced n consternation' at
Lynchburg that the rebels of that vicinity will
never forget. 'While one portion of his force
waa engaged in tearing up, the railroads., the
other portion fought'the enemy.. Itpbelacciatt a ip
agree that the - damage done by Gen. Hunter's
forces was very extensive. They say. that thii
seeneof desolation and ruin in the neighborhood
of Lynchburg is positively appalling. An avait.
able suppiies;for. the rebel army was destroyed,.
and grain, cattle
.and other stock confiscated:
After leaving Lynchburg, Gen.. Hunter pushed
' on westerly 'to Liberty; on• the, dame road, de
stroying the Big ;and Little=Slues ,railnia
bridges over the branehesi of the Stanton
At this point he Mined northward passing'Fin•
castle, and, at last' accounts his command was
out of the reach of any forces sent against hitt,
by Lee.' 'He liar performCd a great work. 4
He has not done it, of course, without hard
fighting.and some men ; but he has done
his work•and has' done it well. Petersburg pa
pers of the"2sth state that Hunter is striking
Jacksonriver depot about forty , miles rinith`of
Salem, and says if', he reaches Covinglffn,whi r eb
they aujipose he will do, with most of his force.
but with the loss of some of his material, to
will be safe.. .
That he has inflicted an immense aniount4
injury on tlia;.rebels they constantly sho* - 431.
His entire force of thirty-one thousand mentati
sist on. the einuitty,'‘and leave nothing behind
them which thei can consume; carry •off or de+-
stroy. „His destination is still a mysteryto both
sides. But hp undoubtedly. Ina - fines bis'caxn
paign with, consummate shill, mid shows that
he ia just the man for ibis unfortunuteinoinitain
region. As • Yet we . cannot ascertain whether
Pope has joined him. SOme of the rebel at
counts says that he has. Some also shy that
Averill's rivalry :wag not with him at
burg, and that his operations suffered in cott
quence. If this be se, then Hunter must law
sent Avorilf on some. desperate raiding expedi,
tion, from vshich no account has yet been heard,
pretty certain - that. either Hunter will hold
the mountain region or he will render it impop
Bible for any rebel force to hold it: .His offieiol,
dispatch to the War Department infonms uathat
ho retreated to prucure ammunition, having est
hatisted what he had. He has doubtless ere gibs
-obtained a supply.
}rue 'Union uteriof
,i3edford 'coutity,held their
Convention, on Tnesday, of last ,wech.
King was nnanimeirsly .nominuted for Judge!:
Col.Jordafffer Ctifigreis r andalt. Armstrong:,
Esq., for the Mr. Armstrong.t ! ‘
quite a yonng man, ; awl .has been iff the;
for three:years in the .Reserves. The_ imkuirer
jays he hoe " shown an ability, energy Loftin
telligence that promise a future honorable to
himself and useful to the country." The sever
ul Were ; Instructed to select•their
own• eptiferees. The resolutions approve gag;
platform and nOininations 'of-the Baltimore
Convention; declare very emphatically for ex
tending the right ot.snifrage 10 our gallant
diers ; 'endorse the - administrationof ettwerum
Curtin ;:catimend the Inquirer to popntir
port, am! denounce the county Cn i n t. ni ss i one o
for refusing to levy a bounty-tax to -the
county to fill its quota. • Conshierindthat ,Ato
party to which the Commissioners belong re
cently declarathat the,war bait no claims upon
them for '" aid, sympathy or suppOit" and 44-
nfanded an immediate o cessation of hostilities to
enable Jeff., Davis to repair for . tile ',next'i4-
paign, it is not surprising' that 'no botinty,fiNd
was•raised. - „ , , -
WE have an interesting-eommunicatioufs!iiiu
the detachmeUt 'oethe'Sigtial Corps - under eu4:l- 7
,Lietit_Thityef)t ! utthink it bsatnotio
publish:it-at pieient:"' Person§ WiatiPg t 6 ) 4 :igto
to any of the members will address Signal Cork,
U. S. A., Harpers Ferry, V. _