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Wethtesday,Jrnly 13, 1864.
•• UNION NATIONAL TICKET.
9F ILLINOIS. -
~ z " • ,FOR VICE' PRESIDENT,
. ANDREW JOHNSON,
'erma.-Conan and staff have been na
il/10g in their efforts to protect this De
,partment and in:iepelling the invasion.
To their energy and skill. are We indebted
for the safety of Pennsylvania, and wher
advance, there we feel
anred they Will strike against the hosts
-et treason. Headquarters haiiS not been
-iternoved-from Chambersburg, although,
• the General commanding may be called
:Away temporarily by rebel movements in
other directions.. -
Pun OLD FLAG, oar illustrated cam
:., paign paper, Will be issued on Thursday
of next week,- the 21st inst. We have
the most substantial evidences of the fa
vor with which , it will be received by the
- friends of Lincoln and Johnson. Persons
caging clubs shoUld return "them within
the next week. - We shall issue a large
'edition, but it will likely be soon exhaust
ed, and late clubs may not be able to
procure the full numbers. The first issue
' Mill contain an exc,ellent portrait of Hon.
Andrew Johnson, with an interesting bio
graphy, and second will give a portrait of
At the time of this writing (31 P. M.,
•fiaesday,) coinfiaiive quiet has been
testoreAl in , tilts section. The move
ments on :our bOder were
,made by the
'libel cavalry,' which covered as much
,territory as, possible to reaquaphuider,
.and distract attention from the real move
After the rebel infantry had crossea
the Potomau on Thursday, and started
-Tor Fredericli, their lines were withdrawii
fix;tin Hagerstown, and the whole force
moved East. Gen. Wallace made ft gal-
lantstimd with inferior numbers nn Sat
, • =day, on the Monocacy, near Frederick_ i
but was, compelled to retire.
" On • Monday the rebel cavalry severed
both the Northern Central, and the Wit
.,•mbagton -roads, and isolated Baltimore
and :Washington from the loyal States.
Ywo trains were captured on the Wil-
"Ongton,road, and several bridges burn - -
ed i on the
:cation with Baltimore was soon resumed,
:andthe rebel force seems to - have moved
kstween Baltimore and Washington.
- state that the main
tiody Of the rebel forces is in the imnie-
diate vicinity of Washington, and that
P. :ikirifi t ighing is 0:414, on. The decisive
I 'battle for the safety of Washington must
'be fought before twenty-four hours. The
:,' - rebels dare not delay, as their lines are
'in constant peril. We have abiding faith
its:the-issue. A just cause and a bray e
-army stand between the hosts of treason
and the capital of the Republic.
, A rumor was started hero yesterday
that the'rebels had re-oocupied Martins
burg.` It is entirely Without foundation.
. Sullivan, held. it yesterday, and no
• rebels had been heard of in that neigh
borhood'. Gen. Hunter's army is on from,
'Western Virginia in.force.•
• We have no further advices from Gen.
OVIC MILITIA SYSTEM.
• We do not know whether. the new mi
litia law,is perfect in all its.details; but
it should be promptly and thoroughly
ki4d, and let its defeats be developed so
tbat. they may be remedied hereafter.—
. We must have earnest, thorough, and ef
ficient- militia orgzpizations at the earliest
limey) period in.this State, or • perpetu-
- ally suffer from raids and the consterna
-116 natural' to a defenceless people when
either or imaginary danger threatens
lintels 'the war on the border. shall be
practicapy ended with the summer cam
': yaign by Gen. Grant gaining possession
'ORiehmond - and Virginia, the Organism
`llo of reliable Reserve Corps for State
defence is an imperative necessity, and a
`'Borough militia organization should also
lye effected so that our force may be made
F; available at 'any- moment.
The Pennsylvania Reserves could be
recalled to the sprviee of. the State almost
; entire, and, with the tried veterans of that
corps as the neucleus, -- a bOdy of text 12 - r
7 litteen thousand men could be organizeq,
UM would insure the safety of our, entire
Wier: Had such a force been in eO
- well officered, the marauding move
ment recently' made into Hagerstown
° Igo zdsi never horde ; crossed the Potomac
above MO mountains, -, Failing to capture
-13igers stores and trains at Martinsburg,
it~vettldhai r e ventured no farther in this
- Nhe - enanties a Franklin and Adami
_Dave thrice .been Aided and plundered
AB re44ll , .;. , ctiwberias and! York
,Awe also been'.ender • rte iron heel of
traitors, and the Western counties have
teen seserat limes ithieatened;o2l/ fear
lltverikAtteeMtw 44 . Pletr.sigfellaege
;Virginia is ,the theatres of war, and the
immense weath of the border counties
,mast ever be a tempting invitation to the
exhausted foe. -
To wait for the foe to appear upon our
borders and then call upon the general
government or the militia, is to refuse
to avail ourselves of our own inherent
strength, and to incur vast expense fruit
lessly. The militia of this State_ have
twice been with us; after the foe had re
treated, and it is no' discredit to entirely •
raw and diSorganized troops, with no pur
pose to fight veteran rebels and no ap
preciation of discipline, to say that'they .
have never accomplished anything be,
yond a severe infliction upon their friends;
and the display of a costly ornament to
the State. This war is quite too earnest
and_degiemte for rolieking militia to play
a creditable part in it.
The remedy-for all this is—first an ef
ficient and reliable Reserve for State'de
fence, officered by experienced men, and
such an organization of the militia as will
keep them in readiness to be called out
by Companies and regiments at once.
This certainly can be done, and to delay
it longer is to trifle with the interests and
fame of our great-Commonwealth. The
power is ample; the necessity is impera
tive, and let the legislature in August see
that Pennsylvania is just to :herself and
to her people.
Wu give in to-day's paper the two
proclamations of Gov: Curtin, calling for
troops to garrison Washington, Baltimore
and other points, and to protect•the bOr
ber; and also two orders from Maj. Gen.
Couch, one of which calls for 1,000 mount
ed men for scouting and picket duty on
Franklin county sadly needs every man •
in her fields for the next feW weeks, and
even with our whole available labor much
of the harvest Will be lost; but the de
fence of our Sta,,te 'and of our homes is the
first.duty of the citizens, and we appeal to
every man who c , a),._ be spared to
respond to these 0 6 7: •
As the moun • s men are needed for
special duty in !this immediate section,
our young men should enter that service
whenever practicable. They will be,on
.duty near dome, and affording protection ,
to themselves and their county.
Fiahltlin has never yet failed to respond
to every call of thegovernmeut, State or
National; and now, although sorely tried
by threatened invasion and crippled in
her industry, we hope to see her do her
full share to ensure safety and tranquility
IT will be seen by a call in to-day's pa
per that the Union County Committee
have fixed Saturday die—th of July for
the Union delegate elections, and Tues
day the —th for'the County Convention.
Although there are but few county offices
to fill this fall,•the Union men should not
fail to give their attention Ito the primary
elections, and send reliable and Prudent
delegates. Tl offices of Commissioner
and Auditor have become trusts demand
ing•thaltighest capacity and integrity, as
our heavy indebtedness and disbursements
for army purposes impose duties upon
them directly and materially effecting the
interests of the people. A candidate for
Assembly is to be nominated, and the
importance of the position cannot lie over
estimated, in view of our spoliation by
War and the necessity for permanent and
efficient measures of bordendefence. In
addition to these, conferees are to be
chosen to nominate a candidate for Con
gress and also a candidate for Judge. In
the coming contest we must have our best
and most available men, if we would give
to our cause that signal triumph the
safety of out Nationality demands.
LEE in his extremity has divided his
despairing army, and his last desperate
effort for the -triumph of traitors is now
being made with the energy of despair.
Twice before, whet our armies were bro
ken by defeat and depleted in numbers,
has he pollUted Northern soil with the
invader's tread, And fearful was the ret
ributionthat was his 'reward. Again he
hurls his legions across the Potomac, and
Baltimore and Washington are beleaguer
ed; and again, we doubt not, his army
will reel back upon the land he has deso=
lated by treason, defeated and hopeless.
While we trust the majesty and justice
of the'God of Nations, we shall luive un
faltering faith in the triumph of the Re
public. ' '
nix hour of-danger is the test of fl-
AelitY. He who is ready to bow under
the shadow of adversity, b,cte — iese the hosts
,of crime confront both Gat a;OA "ir 7 -:' i -
#igton, prefers anarchy . orclei, and
starle'ss desPotism to Constitutional free
dom.nira He would cloud the yes of our
Iflar,tyred dead with disho or and doom
tt, tOivinto humiliatie an lawlessnew.
tie..,4y, Atithful men—steady ! •AU im
periled Nationtdity is to be rescued—the
hope of the living and the fame of the
dead demand it! -
STRENGTHEN OUT brave soldieis and
the soldiers' Cause. It is the duty Of all.
Fill their shattered ranks; cheer thenrwith
nufaltering fidelity, - and to a just GM and
a heroic Army let 'our sacred cause* ea
.--!',', 41) - ilninitliif'Utpciiticitli l ': iltiftOtibiliiiiii t : pa.
Tai Tribfene Urgis the election of the
ablest men on both sides to the neat Con
gress.. The Unionists ; it says, should
elect such - men as Henry C: Carey and
the Democrats such men as Geo. M. Dallas
and Judge Woodward. Considering that
Dallas and Woodward live in the city of
Philadelphia where copperhead congress
men are not wanted, and also that for
aught we know, Carey„Woodward and
Dallas live in the same district, we hard
ly look for the fulfilment of the Tribune's
wishes. True, some outside d istricts might
elect Woodward and Dallus,such as
Berks or the Tenth Legion; but - we donbt
whether they are inclined to .borrow in
that direction. Upon the whole we con
clude, therefore, that Woodward and Dal
las must stay out. '
MARK well the malignant,-treacherous
copperhead in this crisis in our country's .
cause. The shadow of adversity quick
ens his whole perfidious powers into life,
and he scatters unmanly treason on every
side along his pathway. "Ele would yield
to treason :because he loves it—because
he hates the free institutions so saered to
every patriot, and he serves the - purpose
of Jeff' Davis with more effect than his
murderous soldiers if he can Make loyal
hearts despair. Let faithful men rise in
their majesty and declare*ith one voice
that the UNION SHALL DE PRESERVED,
and THAT TREASON SHALL DIE!
LEI. loyal men guard well against the
insidious wiles of the faithless in this hour
of trial. It emboldens th - e treacherous
mid disloyal to predict the failure of the
National cause, and, sow tlrir seeds of dis
trust widespread in our midst. The man
.who does so now, instead of resolving to
resist the murderous invasion of treason,
is ajfoe of the government and is seeking
its destruction. c . Let loyal men stand
firm. The last death struggle of traitors
is upon us, and fidelity to' our Country
and our Country's cause must triumph.
THE quota of Franklin county under
the calls of Gov. Curtin for 94,000 troops
for 100 days is 349. We confidently hope
to see more than that number in-the ser
vice before the close of the present week.
and Mercersburg should each have mount
ed companies under Gen. Couch's special
call. They can be' more- useful than
strangers on their own bolder; and it will
be a pleasant service to protect their own
.UNDER, the calls of the Governor for
troops, they will' be accepted, in squads
or companies. .A captain's commission
will be - issued to any person recruiting
40 men ; a first Lieutenant's for 25 men
and a second Lieutenant's for 15.
The mounted Men called for are to serve
100 days, and to find their own horses.
for which they Will bepaid forty Ceuta per
day,. and the value nf . the horses lost in
the service. •
THE Harrisburg Patriot and Union has more
than its share of grief. Gen. Couch had the
impudence to send its Editors a copy of a cir
cular, designed especially for civil officers
throughout the State, asking " Official influ
ence at once to raise men" to repel the inva
sion ; and it snuffed military despotism afar off
and berated Gen. Couch to the tune of a half
column Again on Sunday Gov. Curtin issued
an eppealto .the people and bad it read front
the pulpits of Harrisburg by the ministers. As
the Editors of the Patriot and Union were not
at church they did not hear it, and they com
plain of that; and another paragraph is devoted
to a display of their grief because they were
not furnished with a copy of the document.—
After they had giving vent to their sorrow, they
add -a postscript to say that they havi been
favored with the call. We condole with the
Patriot and Union. Its rebel lends are in
peril in Richinond and on the Potomac, while
it is * wading - through all manner , W tribulations
at home. Upon the whole we Mink that Gen.'
Couch should apologize to it for asking it to use
its influence to raise troops ; the ministers should
apologize for reading a call toarm's for common.
defence when its Editors were absent,. and
Gov. Curtin should apologize both for sending
a 4y of hie call and also for riot Sending a
copy. Would that do ! -
The magnificent series of Senility. Fairs be
gun several months ago at Chicago is now near
ly closed. The movement was one of the most
beautiful and gigantic exhibitions of patriotism
ever witnessed on the earth. Its substantial
results have been in the highest degree satis
factory. The following is A tolerably accurate
Statement of the net proceeds of the Fairs ,
Cincinnati " 120,000
Boston - 147,000
Cle eland :
liisw York ^ 1,200.000
14. Louis 575,000
ISmaller Fairs aggregate about 1 150,000
'bo'scrtEss \ adjourned July 4th, at half-past
12 o'clock. Not much 'business of importance
was on band except the special war income
tax. The Senate. concurred with the House,
and so the tax was laid. In the House the pro
ceedings were closed with the reading of the
Declarittion - af Independence, by Dr. Mehaffey,
reading clerk of that body.
WE are indebted to Hon. A. H. Coffroth for
a copy of the Congressional Reports on.tebel
brutality av gathered from the Fort Pillow univ
t AT last the President of the • United States
Appreciates the= condition of -affaias - in Ken
tucky. Since the inaugurAtion of the rebel.'
linn,that State has been_ the hotbed in which
treason has beer! hatched against the Govern
ment;'and' whilst many—very-many—of her
citizens have been bounteously fed at the crib
of the Geniral Government, they- hav,e not hesi
tatedlo, stab it on every convenient Occasion.
The President, has suspended the writ of Imbeds
corpus, and declared the State to be under mar•
tial law. '
OUR old foeman of th 'Valley Spirit, Mr. John
M. Cooper, has _turned up as Editor of the
Lancaster fatelligenrer, nd the first number
under the new firm is bjautified with new type
and displays great en4gy and ability. We
wish the new firm abundant pecuniary success,
and when they get La caster revolutionized,
we trust they will let us 'know.
CONGRESS has decided that none of the
States which have been normally declared in in
surrection shall vote , forpesident till readmit
ted into the Union. -
JUDGE-KELLY, M. Ct, has our thanks for
public documents. ,!
—The Democrats of county will hold
there nominating convention on Monday the
25th inst. ' _ 1: .
—The Democrats of Armstrong county have
nominated E. S. Golden for Congress and Alex.
Anderson for Assembly;
—The Cops of Clarion have nominated W.
L. Carbett for Congrea; W. W. Barr for AS
aembly, and A. J. Rheqor Sheriff. , .
—H. H. Crapo has been nominated for Gov.
and jobb Owen 'for St4te.TreasUrcr, by the
*publiCan,Stato Convention of Michigan.
—The Nevada ConstitUtional Convertion met
on Tuesday and organiied with J. Neely John
son, ealGovernor of Cilifernia, as President;
the probabilities are that theConstilution will
be adopted by thepec;ple
—Nebraska has voted not to organize a State
CevernniTit as yet. In this, we think she has
decided - wisely. ..She MO' 'but 28,841 inhabit
ants ,in 1860; she has not more than 60,000 now;
and she could hardly fail,; by making herself
State, to•double her local taxation—a serious
consideration in these days.
i —Speaker Colfax has jest beeilzre-nominated
by acclamation from the 9th Congressional Dis
trict of Indiana. This is the seventh, time he
has -been so honored, though the first be ivis
beaten by pr. Fitch by ; 216 majority. Five
timeshe has been elected; the last, however,!
\ en a close vote,- his, majority being but 228 outs
'of a poll of 30,003.
—The Richmond Ezamlner calla Abrabani-
Lincoln "the Illinois rail-Otter," and Andrew
Johnson "the Tennessee tailor." The New
York World has excelled its Rebel ally in vul;
garity, and calls the one candidate "a rail-split
ting buffoon," the other "a boorish tailor." It is'
Well to keep before the people this sympathy of
'the Copperbeada with traitori.
—The tnion• conference for the 17th Con
gressional district met at Tyrone on the 28th
tilt., and had 375 ballots for Congress, but failed
to nominate. The candidates were Hon. L.
W. Hall, of Blair; A. A. Barker, of Cambria,
and Wm.. of Huntingdon, each of
whom re'acned six votes at different stages of
the protracted balloting—within one of a ma
jority. The conference then 'adjourned to meet
again at the same place on the 3rd day of Au
—Congress has , declared 'that me of the
States *hi& have been formally 'declared in in-
Surrection shall vote for President till re-admit
ted into the Union.l The States thuS, excluded
,from participating in: the approaching Presi
denthil contest are as folloive:
Virginia, ' 1 tTennessee, ,
North Carolina, , 'Mississippi,
South Carolina, !Florida, ouisiana, '
'Georgia. - o
Alabama, , - - Arkansa' . ,
,Texas,. , . I . .
I Our next President and Vice President are
;therefore to be chosen-by the following:. '
:gote,,:, Eledort :, States : - EU - dors:
Maine : 7 Ohio - . 21
;New Hampshire..: 5 Indiana. 13
;Massachusetts - 12 Illinois . .... 16
Rhode Island.— .. - e iliMichigan
Connecticut. 6'lVisconsin - . _
Vermont . s'Minnesota
.; 1 .. ..
- New York ' , i'lllowit
'New Jersey... A.. - '7lKansas ' -
Pennsylvauia , . 261Kentucky..i....
, Dela ware: __ ......: al Missouri, .....
'Maryland: .. ....... 7 California...
- West Virginia.-- 5 Oregon...
Total, 24 States Electors"....
NecesSary to ,choice
SUIII2I.IIIFI OF WAR'NEFfIir
—Gen. Grant sets at rest the calumnious re
;port., felative . to. Gen. Meade, in, a 'letter to a
Boston gentleman, its follows : Gen. Meade
'on no occasion advised or, connselW calling
hack toward, much less across the Rapidan.—
There has been no word or act Of his from the
!beginiehig of this .campaign which indicated
even a belief on his part that such a step - would
;ever become - necessary. Such ruiners as you
speak of are entirely idle and-without the shad
ow of foundation." •
—Among the rebel .officers who have arrived
at Port Royal to be placed unde'r the fire of the
Charleston forts as retaliation, are : Maj. Gen.
LEdward Johnston, captured at Wilderness,
May 10, 1864; Maj. Gen. yrank Gardner, com
,manding Port Hudson, captured July 14, 1863;
Brig. Gen. J. J. Archer, captured at ,Gettys--
burg, July 3, 1863; Brig. Gen..' George W.
,Stewah, ciptured'at Wilderness, itnylo,lB64 ;
Brig. Gen. M.• Jeff. Thompson, captuied. in
' Randolph county, Kentucky, August :2,1863.
—A soldier iii Crooks' -command of Gi3n.
Hunter's army, writing from Charleston, West
Va., since the return of the army to that point,
says 'The impression on my' mind 'about the
'rebellion is . that the rebels are now using their
last man, last • dollar - and last loaf of bread.—
There is absolutely nothing in reserve. Ifheat
_en now they go up' suddenly and surely. We
,could 'se!, this everywhere. Thu -last card is
now being played, and if lost, all is limit for
them. .1 do - ttopo our people will hold'out-tto
matter What happens -to Grant or anybody
else. A little perseverance is bound to win the
day., All rebels want to end the war now.—
They prefer subjugation to another year of
The Lynchburg Virgtion gives the follow
ing doleful' account of he desolation produiced
by Gen. Hunter in his raid in the heart of the
"The damage done byte Yankees to the
Virginia and TenuesSee R ilroad, while not
fully ascertained, is reported to.be very heavy.
Besides the burning of the ' ridges across Big
and Little Otter rivers and Elk creek, the
track is said to be torn up for several miles,-
all the depots betweeh here and -Big Lick have
been burned, and the water tanks destfoyed.
If these damages be correctly Stated," it will
take some time to put the road in running order
"The scene of desolation and ruin in the
neighborhood of this city, near where the enemy
tn,:de their line of battle, is positively appalling.
The people were stripped of every thing, fences
were rs torn down, crops trampled up, and every
species of vandalism that savages could think of
was practiced. Hogs, sheep, cattle, poultry,
were stolen ankcarried off, and when not need
ed for food were wantonly slaughtered and left`
to rot on the greind. Among others we have
heard of as being thus brutally despoiled were
Mrs. Poindexter, Gen. Clay, Capt. Armistead,
Dr. Floyd, and N. W. Barksdale, on and near
the Forest road ; and on the Salem road, Samuel
Miller, Mej. G. C. Hatter and Dr. W. Owen.
There were also others, of whose names we
have not been informed; and along the entire
line of the enemy's march, as far as we can
learn, the same scenes of plunder and robbery
were enacted. Capt. Paschal Buford was
stripped of everything—cattle, horses, hogs,
Provisions. &C.,- all were taken;- and so with
Capt. W. M. Smith, living near Lowry's, and
all persons living on or within reach of the road.
At Liberty the ease .w 4 the same; and there is
scarcely a family there who has a dust of meal
or a ration of bacon." -
Gener r al Hunter has simply subsisted upon
the rebels—taking their stock, provisions, and
other artieles essential to his army. Jitst as
did Jenkins; Imboden, Jones, Stuart and other
rebel raiders in this section ; ' but he did not
play "free-hooter" as did Early at York last
year, and Imboden - at Hagerstown last week,
by demanding towns and property to be ran-
Ruined in cash, to save it from wanton de&true
tion. When Union troops take stores, stock,
&c., from rebels:the. Virginian declares them
"brutally despoile4",..when rebel raiders de•
stroy and capture property of Union men, it is
called humane warfare, The case being altered
alters the case. I •
THE WORK DONE BY RENTER.
THE CHICAGO CONVENTION,
LAt last, says the Philadelphia Bulletin, the
National Democratic' Convention has been
brought to accept one horn Of the dilemma
which , has so sorely perplexed the party for
some months. The National Convention, call
ed for -Jiffy 4th, is postponed, until Monday, Au
gust ‘4th! The difficulty, like the Convention,
is not settled, but only thrown over for eight
weeks. The trouble will be kept up in the in
terim, and when the body does assemble, the
delegates will be brought face to face with
about the most disagreeable difference of opin
ion which ever worried. the patience of any
clique of political wire pullers. What are they
to do without a platform 7 Of what stripe shall
their' Presidential candidate be 7
"Under which king Bezoninn? speak, or die,"
could net 'have been a more awkward query
than those which the Copperheads will meet
on the very threshold of the Chicago assem
blage. The Pittsburg Post, which fights rather
Shy of the, courtship between the Cleveland
ll:ulieals and the. Copperheads, -wishes to cut
the gordian knot by .having no platform at all !
!But this only arranges tkportibn of the difficulty.
Suppose y.ili can persuade the peace men and
the semi-loyal war men in, the. Convention to•
evade any declaration of principles, you must
Still have a candidate for President whose pro
miuence be owing to his words or his
deeds; and those same verbal and physical
tions Must have borne either in , behalf of war
Or peace. He must either be a staunch sup-
Porter of the old flag, or:he must belong to the
party of whom the rebel Atlanta Appeal speaks
thus : "Every successful blow we strike is so
much bone anffrausele to the arm wind', under
'the training of Long, Harris, Volirhees, and
Vallaradigharn ispreporing to strike at the North."
Ho* shall the suffrages of a majority of the
northern people be won? How shallthe feeble
remnant of loyal or semi-loyal Democrats be
kept in line through the CatIVASS, and yet at - the
same time hoW will the leaders preserve the
votes of the New York murderers and rioters,
the Illinois assassins, the Kentucky and Mary
land resisters of the draft? These be hard
iquestious, truly, and if .there be skill enough
among the Copperhead managers to accomplish
such a task, they will be equal to the work of
mingling oil and water, or setting tho Delaware
No sign of the utter demoralization existing
l in the Copperhead ranks could be more conclu
:sive, than this - vacillating policy; and if true
patriots. wish encouragement as to our pros
pects in NOvember, .let them contrast the
ions unanimity which prevailed lit Baltimore,
'with the confusion, hesitation and panic which
prevail in the ranks of the_oppOsitioA.
,REBEL DELLIETS AND COPPERHEAD
Tho following, from the Atlanta (Georgia)
'Register, must. be cheering to oUr Northern
Copperheads. It shows them that 'their part
in the woks of destroying the Union is appre
ciated by their rebel allies : -
Es-President Pierce; Seymour, of Connecti
cut, Vullandighatm Reed,' Wood, Richardson,
and hundreds of others, are as hostile to the
!war as they are to black republicanism. These
men are doing us an indirect service. They
are not openly and avowedly our friends, nor
'could' we reasonably ask 'this of them. But
'they are tiotour bloody enemies. United against
)Mr. Lincoln and his wicked yolity, breasting
the power of an overwhelming majority, firm.
to the traditions and precedents of constitu
tional liberty, the noble band of patriots is
striving-to erect a breakwater that shall arrest
the surges of the unloosed deluge. If they did
no more than resist the centralization of Mr.
Lincoln,- that • far 'they tire worthy of our res
pect and sympathy. IT they hold tip the ban
ner of ;State rtghts, that far they are advocas
ting a sentiment entitled to our admiration. _
Such is the • course they are pursuing, and
;Bache coarse ought to have our cordial appro
,bation. Step by step the same convictions and
ithe mine temper that-have braced them in corn
.pact unity and fiery valor to denounce ultra
Federalism and. New England fanaticism, will
'inevitably bring them upon the right ground as
'it respects our independence. -We confess our
faith in their . political . principles. We confess
our confidence that eventually these men will
seethe whole truth and embrace all its COIIilitl•
We can gain nothing by denouncing them.—
We may lose much by presenting a hostile
front- to .their peace movements. Live with
them under the same government we never
will. 'But, tnectstschile,if else the ballot
,i,p 6 4,.
box against Mr: LincoirnoehiLettee est :the car.
fridge box, each 'side will be a helper to tie other,
and both to-opttote in accomplishing 0 4 :Ergatest
work whit* this country and the continent /mac
DESTIBLICTIOX,OF THE. ALABAMA.
All doubt of the destruction of the rebel pi
rate Alabama is at an end. The rebeltaptain
Semmes - and. some forty -of his men were res
cued by a British vessel ; but- as was after -
the pirate had hauled down her colPril,they are
justly prisoners and should be surrendered. As
England furnished and fitted out the Alabama:
it was fitting that an English vessefshould have
saved the pirates in the hour of their extremity.
We subjoin. Capt. 'Winslow's official report ;
• 'l5: S. STEASIgi KtAiiii Rot.
June 19. p. m., hit 4
Slit : I have the honor to inform the Departs
molt that the day subsequent to this arrival of
the Kearsarge off this port on the 1 4th-inst., I ,
received a note frot&Captain Semmes begging '
that the Kearsarge would not depart, as he in
te4Led to fight her, and -,mould not delay her
but 3 day or two. "AePording to this - notice,
the Alabama left the port- of - Cherbourg this
morning, at about 9:30 •iiiilock. At 10:20 A.
we discovered her steering toward us. Fear
ing the question of jurisdiction might arise we.
steamed to sea, until a distance of six or seven
miles was obtained froni the Cherbotirg break
water, when we- rounded -to and s eihumeneed
steering for the Alabama. As we approached
her within about 1,20 J ,yards she opened fire,
we receiving two or three broadsides before
shot was returned.
The action continued, the respective steamers
making a circle round and round, at a distzinee
of. about nine hundred yards from each other.
At the expiration of an hour the Alabaina struck,
going down in about twenty minutesafterward
and carrying many persona with her t
it affords me great satisfaction to ntmounoto
.to the Department that every officer and man
did their duty, exhibiting a degree of coolness
and fortitude;which gave promise of this outset
of certain victory.
I have the honor to be, 11204 respectfully.
your obedient servant.
JOHN A. WINSLOW,' Captain.
Hon. GunoN WELLES, Seey of the Navy.
THE Bedford Inquirer thus speaks of
Congressionai . .nomiuidion and the two prominent
Union candidates :
“ The Union . candidates for Congress in this -
district are, Col. Francis Jordon. of Bedford.
and Gen. Win. H. Koontz, of Somerset. Otb”
era are spoken of, but these two gentlemen aro
most prominently before- the public; and it is
generally conceded that one of them will , be
the nominee. Gen. Koontz is an able man,
very popular throughout the whole district;and
especially in his own county. His integrity is
beyond question. If nominafed he will be. ,
very heartily supported in this 'comply, by the
" But every thing said in behalf of Geo.
Koontz as a candidate fully applies toCol. Jor
dan with the important and essential additiob
in fixer of Col. Jordan of a larger experienee.
Cul. Jordan has been favorably known in every
part of this district for years, its.an able lawyer
and public man. Ho is known too over the
whole state, and is regarded as one of the
strongest men in it. If elected to Congress, be
would at once take a position of influence there,
that a young man fresh in practical experience
of great public affairs, would
. regrdre many
years to attain to. Bedford, we think has other
claims to the nomination than the especial fit
ness of the candidate presented. It. is twelve•
yeamsitico'Bedford has had a represontative ip
I i officially informing Mr. Lincolteof his re
nomination the Committee of the Union Con
vention say, among other things :
" Believing with you, sir, that this is the 'peo
ple's war, for the maintenance: of the Govere
recut which you • have justly described as, 'of
the people,., by the people, fint the people,' we
are very sure that you will be glad:to know,
not only from the resolutions themselves, but
from the singular harmony and enthusiasm with
which they were adopted. how warm is the pop.
ular welcome of every measure in the prosecu
tion of the war, which is as vigorous, untpip
takable, and unfaltering as the national pur
pose itself. No right, for instance, is so-pre
eious and sacred to the American heart as that
of personal liberty.. Its violation la regarded
with just, instant, and universal jealousy.---.
Yet in this hour of peril every faithful citizen,
concedes that, fur the sake of national existence
and the common welfare, individual liberty,
may, as the Constitution provides in case of re
bellion, be sometimes summarily constrained,
asking only with painful anxiety that-in every
instance, ana° the least detail, that absolute
necessary power shall not be hastily or unwise
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