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We dln e"SY, September 21, 1864.
UNION NATIONAL TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
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ANION DISTRICT -TICKET.
WILLIAM H. sominsa.
POE• PRESIDENT JUDGE,
ALEXANDER JUNG, of Bedford.
ALEN. K. M'CLUKE, of Frankl
lIANIL T EL BOATH, of Parry.
UNION COUNTY TICKET.
• FOR COMMISSIONER, •
HDGII B. DAVIDSON, of Chsunbersbayg
Ton DIRECTOR OF THE POOR,
JOHN H. CRISWELL, of Green
MORROW R. SKINNER. of Lupo.
MIRAN E. WERTZ, of Quincy
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.supply of TEE OLD FLAG to furnished to our brave sol
diers in the field. • It is a most welcome visitor to the
eampeof our gallant defenders, as it makes their cause . its
ague, and 'earnestly riatsts the platform and candidates
which ow:11d olose the war, when on the threshold of final
riictory, by a peace that would degrade our soldiers, and
give anarchy to the fairest Continent of the World.
AU orders Should be addressed to
IPCLIIRE & STONER, Publishers
WE give in to-day's paper list o
Union meetings called by the county—Com
mittee. Let the Union men see that the
notice is as widely disseminated as possi
ble and that the meetings are well attend
ed. The issues to be decided are most vi
tal, and every loyal man should, aid in
promoting the cause. Mr. M'Clure, the
Union candidate for Assembly, will speak
at nearly all the meetings announced, and
Hon. John Cessna, of Bedford, will prob
ably speak at several of them. His ap
= pointments will be announced in due time.
ATTEND TO THE ASSESSMENTS !—Let no
Union soldier lose his vote because of the
neglect or indifference of Mewls at hoe. Have your son', brother or neighboras
sessed without delay, - pay his county tax
of ten cents, _and send the evidence thereof
at once to him 15y mail—together with the
Union ticket, or a list of the Union nomi
=nations. Careful attention to 'this matter
will give us hundreds of votes that will
otherwisebelost. Union men !do at least
this much for the brave men who are
• fighting the battles of the free !
WE give in tia-day's paper the able and
pointed address of the Union State Com
mittee, and earnestly commend it to the
candid consideration of every patriot. It
clearly demonstrates the studied, persis:
tent hostility of the Democratie, party to
the soldiers voting, and conclusively vin
dicates the candidates and policy of the
Union party. When shall- we hear from
the Democratic State Committee congrat
ulating the Army and the Country that
our gallant soldiers can now peril their
" lives - to preserve the Republic without for
feiting their rights as citizens?
,; FILL UP ouR mmixst
Loyal men of the North ! your brave
armies have driven the shattered columns
of Treason from their last strong-hold in
the Cotton States; Farragut is thundering
at the defences of Mobile, and Grant holds
Lee, with the last unbroken army of crime,
under the walls of the rebel Capital. That
army once broken and Richmond captur
ed, the triumph of the Union will be com
plete—the war will 'be practically ended,
and an honorable ,and enduring Peace,
won by. our heroic volunteers, will be the
fruits of our sacrifices and victories.
Uost'of oui districts have promptly and
patriotically filled up their quotas--thus
discharging their highest duties to tbeir
government, to themselves and to our un
faltering soldiers; but there are still dis
trict's where criminal indifference or sub
tle treachery to the holiest of civil causes
have bound the hands of loyal mes s and
their quotas are still deficient. This must
not be. We are upon the very threshold
of decisive. fiiml - triumph over Treason,
after more than three years of bloody, de
solating war, canselessly commenced and
-madly persisted in by traitors; and every
man is now wanted in the field to make
our armies invincible at every point, and
close the crimsoned drama at once.
The last hope of despairing traitors is
in the failure of the 'North to- fill up the
call for five hundred thousand - men. They
have been assured of riots and revolutions
at our own doors, and have thus been
nerved to renewed energy' in their mur
deroui Nc:orli;:but as the loyal States have
poured in their thousands of brave recruits
daily}•the hopes of treason have vanished.
As is truly and nobly said by Gen. Grant,
the peaceable enforcement of the draft, or
the prompt filling up of the call ty -volun
teers, "pit/ hare more effect npon.the enemy
titan a victory over them!" It will leave
them hopeless. Exhausted in strength, in
men, in means, in all resources, they can
not--they dare not attempt to prelong a
war in the face of 500,000 fresh troops
sent forward by the patriotic' people-•of
the North, and they must be paralyzed by
On this subj ec t the wars-Worn i keroes of
the two great Union Armies rave just
sent their words of cheer to: the loyal men
of the North. They thus telegraph to the
Secretary of War
To Maj. Gen, Dix, N. Y.
, Lieut. Gen. Grant telegraphs to this Depart
ment in respect to the draft, as follows:
CITY POINT, ept. - 13-10:30 A. M.—To Hint.
E, Al. Stanton, Setretory of War.—We ought to
have the whole number of men ealled for by the
President, in the shortest possibleiime. Prompt
action in filling our armies real Aare more efed
upon the enemy than a victory over them. They
profess to believe, and make their men believe, there
is such a partyNOrth inlayer of recognizing South
ern independence, that the draft cannot be enforced,
LET THEM BE UNDECEIVED.
• Deserters come into our lines daily, who tel
us that the men are nearly universally tired of the
war, and that desertions would be muck more fre
quent, but they believe peace will be negotiated after
the fall elation. The enforcement of the draft and
prompt filing up of our armies will save the shed
ding of blood in an immense degree.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. Gen. .
The following telegrain has been received from
Maj. Gen. Sherman on the same subject:
ATLANTA, Ga. Sept. 13, 6:30, P. M.—HON. E.
M. STANTON' : I am very glad to bear the draft
will be enforced. First, we need the mew; and
secondly, they come as privates to fill up our old•
and tried regiments with their experienced offi
cers already on hand; and thirdly, because the en
forcement of the law will manifeit a power resi
dent in our Government equal to the occasion.
Our Gorernment, though a Democracy, should,
in times of trouble and danger, be able to wield the
power of a great nation. 411 is well here.
W. T. SIYERMAN, Major General. t t
The draft is ordered to comme'nee in all the
States and districts where the quota is not filled
by volunteers on Monday, the 19th, and will go
on till completed.
Volunteers and substitutes willLbe received and
credited to as late a period as ):Idesible.
Volunteering is still progressing with vigor in
most of the States.
No report Of active operations have been re
ceived from-other commands.
THE CONGREVHOIVAL CONTEST
Gen. Wm. H. Koontz, the Union candi
date for Congress has filled his appoint
ments in Adams and Franklin, and will
devote the remainder of his time lentil the
election in the western counties of the dis
trict. He spoke in Chambersburg on T;ies
day evening of last week, and went to
Adams the following day. On Saturday
evening he returned to this county and
'addressed the people: of Waynesboro in
the evening—on Monday evening he spoke
at Greencastle and on Tuesday evening
at Mercersburg. In each place he had
large and most ` enthusiastic audiences, and
most ably and eloquently defended the
Union cause. He has ivon for himself in
our county the admiration of the Union
men, and the respect of even his political
foes for the candor and ability with which
he discussed the and candidates be
fore the people. We feel quite sure that 1
he left the county with himself and his
cause materially strengthened by his brief
campaign with us.
Gen. A. 'H. Coffroth, the Democratic -
Candidate for Congress, will speak in our
County at several:points, and we would
urge Union men and Democrats to unite
in hearing him patiently and impartially
and judge him by his record and his dec
aamtion of principles. We are for the
widest dissemination of the truth, and we
trust that no Union man will shrink from
it. We feel well persuaded that if Gen.
Coffroth and Gen. Koontz could be heard
by all the voters of the districi, the former
would be condemned by the largest ma
jority ever given by the same counties in
a Congressional contest. If Gen: Coffroth
will but frankly and manfully present his .:
Congressional votes to his, constituents,
and attempt to defend them, no man who
has the success of our brave armies at
heart, or who would have the Union tri
umph in its deadly struggle with treason,
would vote for him. No matter what
might be his party affinities, no father,
broiler, relative or even friend of our sol
diers in the 'field—no man with even ordi
nary patriotic impnlses,could deliberately
'Vote to re-elect Gen. Coffroth to our Na
tional-Councils. He has steadily voted in
Congress against every measure to fill up
the thinnedranks of our brave armies, and
as earnestly and uniformly opposed every
measure presented to raise revenue to
pay our soldiers and maintain the credit of
the Nation. True, he proposed to pay the
soldier and himielf in gold, and made a
buncombe speech in support of the prop
osition, but he took very especial care that
no money of any kind, either currency or
specie, should get into the treasury by his
votes wherewith to pay .our
Thus did he hope to blind a faithful peo-'
pie and a brave soldiery, by proposing im
tossibilities, and then opposing all possi
bilities touching the interests of the Nation.
and the Armies. If he would but truth
fully state these facts to the people; and
add that he voted and spoke against al
lowing the States even to consider the
question of abolishing SlaVery by an
amendment of the (Constitution, the peo
ple would take special care_that the next
Congressman from' this district will bear
some other name than Coffroth.
We do not expect of Gen. Coffroth that
he will fully and fairly present his votes
to the people; but still let him be heard
by all parties, and niiliarin will come
from it to any one but Gen. Coth'oth him
self. It is well to see and know the kind
of material that is proposed by the Demo
cratic party to fill the highest and most
sacred representative trust in the, gift of
the people, and to know with what tidel
itt he adheres to the borrowed logic and
absorbed perfidy of the faithless leaders
he so pompously follows. To elect such
a man once to Congress may be extenua
ted by the pled of accident or: mistake ;
but to re-elect him would be a deliberate
repetition of a well attested wrong, and
would make his shame the common inher
itance of his conStitricnts..
HON. ALEXANDER KING, of Bedford,
the Union candidate for President Judge:
has not held Courts in Franklin county,
owing to the burning of Chambersburg
and the proximity of the rebels at the
time of the regular August term. Our
people, - therefore, have had no opportuni
ty to determine by his official acts how
-well he is fitted for the responsible trust
He has already held Courts in all the other
counties of the district, and more than
met every just expectation of all parties
for his urbanity, promptness and impar
tiality, and the Union pressmost cordially
and earnestly commend him to the voters
of the district.
VirAIIIIINGTON, Sept, 14
Judge King was one of the oldest prac
ticing attorneys in the district when called
F.. 3.i. STANTON, Secretary of War.
to the bench; and it is no reproachto oth
ersto say that he stood second to none as
a most clear-headed, high-toned, and
right lawyer ; and coming to the high ju
dicial trust as he does, ripe in experience,
unblemished in public and private i elm*
ter, and confessedly fitted in' all respects
to sit in judgment upon his fellows,he will
be cordially supported by the Union men
of the district, and we doubt not triumph
antly elected. We feel well assured that,
the ' . Green Spot" Will contribute her
,full share to his success. Her bar with
entire unanimity, without distinction of
party, commended his appointment when
the vacancy occureil; and the confidence
they manifested will be endorsed at the
polls in October next.
The Democratic candidate will doubt
less be, Hon. P. M. Kimmell, who • served
creditably as Judge from 1851 to 1861.
He has heretofore advocated a i vigorous
prosecution of the war in his speeches in,
this county, but what he will do with the
Chicago Peace Platform confronting him
and enveloping his ticket, is forhimself to
ecide. He will soon make his record,
and by that he must be judged regardless
of what he may have been. No man can
approach the Chicago platfortri with words
of approbation and survive it. We know
where Judge King stands—where stands
Judge Kimmell l,
ON Monday last the iullen thunder of
artillery beyond the Potomac told that
Gen. Sheridan was engaged with the re
bel Gen. Earley, and through all the day
and most of the night the conflict was con
While the gallant ariuy af Sheridan was
. thus repelling the barbarous invader from
our border, troops were sent aWay from
this point, within the sound of the en
emy's gnus, but not to strengthen and
cheer the men engaged in deadly strife
with rebel foes, in the field.
While Earlek wliS resisting the advance
of Sheridan, 4md -our brave troops were
enriching the tattle-fields of the Shenan
doah with their blood, men who had
learned of ChiCagO that the war is a "fail
ure," and restked upon disorder and rev
olution:in York, and other places because
• they were called upon to furnish their
quotas of troops to the heroic armies of
Grant, Sherman and Sheridan, and thence
had the defenders of the border to be sent
while the music of rebel cannon thundered
in our ears!
- Need we tell loyal men that every dis,
triet thus defying goverinuicnt and law,
and refusing to aid in filling up our armies,
will vote overwhelmingly for GA.
?—that every man who revolts at or-,
der in our ,midst Will tote the Chicago
ticket with a yell Y Let loyal men' con
WE beg leave very respectfully tp sug
gest to the Peace Democracy that they
try their hand a little at patching" up a
peace in their own' party to prove how
well they can make peace with murderous
traitors. If theYi, can't exactly declare
their internal war a "failure," they may
with great propriety demand an "immedi
ate cessation of hostilities." Vallandig
ham writes the Chicago platform, and
McClellan is frightened into giving it an
innocent kick merely by way of keeping
up appearances; but Yal don't play mar
bles in that way, and he kicks McClellan
overboard, and the Woods, Medary, Mc-
Masters. Mnlrony, 'and scores of other
leaders follow suit. Here is a chance for
diplomacy—keep the dissolving institu
tion together at least until November, so
that the loyal people of the North may
get a fair chance at it. Brethren of the
Democratic faith,. we say let there be
peace among yourselves'
THE enforcement of the draft has de
veloped the desperate treachery of the
faithle;cs men of the North. We have now
two Companies of Franklin county men
preserving the peace in Schuylkill lira
Luzerne counties. and on Monday last, a
detachment had to be sent from the bor
der to preserve order in York county.
Need loyal men rad soldiers be told that
in all these revolutionary districtsthe vote
is from three to five Democratic to one
Union I--that all •these rioters who fight
to.preren t men from going_ to strengthen
and cheer our brave armies, are willing
to do but about one thing lawfully,lhat
is vote for M'Clellan for President I Is
comment necessary to point the moral of
such coincidences I Let faithful men think
and act. Let soldiers answer through the
ballot box !
Tun veteran old Democratic Statesman
Gen:sLewis Cass kicks over the Chicago
platfiirm because it is wanting in fidelity
to the preservation of the government ;
and Vallandigham and Ben Wood kick
over the Chicago candidate because he is
wanting in fidelity to the platform. If
the War Democrats go against the ticket
because of the platform, and the Peace
Democrats go against the ticket because
it don't square with the platform. about
how much may be left of the Democracy
by the ides of Novembers Will old Berks
be certain 3 - For particulars, see returns
from Vermont, Delaware and Maine
W Y was it that not a single' McClellan
jou al urged the extension of suffrage to
ottr brave soldiers before the election, and
not one rejoices now that they can vote
Can the Age or the Spirit explain f
not—just wait a littlei The Army will
solve the problem about the second Tues
day of October ! Then will there be thun
der "as is thunder!"
THE Democratic leaders of this county attempt
ed, a clever dodge last week,by waiting - until Gen.
Koontz's appointments were all announced in both
Franklin and Adams, and then sending T. J. Sill,
Esq., Chainnan of the Union Committee, a chal
lenge that the speakers of both sides meet the
people at different places fur joint discussions.
Mr. Sill replied that a's Congress *•as the most
importanfsaffice to be fillet by the people at the
.first election, he would be glad to have Gen. Col
froth join Gen. Koontz at his appointments already
announced in this county, as he could not be here
at any other time-. They already had rather an
unpleitsant taste of exhibiting Gen. Coffroth be
fore the people, where his votes might be fairly
exposed, from his unfortunate tilt at Mr. M'Clnre
at the Union meeting here on Tuesday evening of
last week, and they answered that it would•be
Ong franklin Utpositort), qambtrithurg, Pa:
convenient for them to meet the proposition. In
other words, after proposing joint discussions, and
being met with' the 'obviously just reply that the
congressional candidates shall meet at once, they
beat a hasty retreat, and give the Union men to
understand that Cen. Coffroth 4.lon't' belong to
their show ! If not, pray wbo As they
'have severed the head from their own challenge,
we presume that the various tails may be left to
wriggle through the campaign to suit themselves.
Gen. Ceffroth's friends have dodged Gen. Koontz
here, after proposing joint disetusnotui; tont both
have appointments in Somerset and Bedford.—
Will Gen. Coffroth meet Gen. Koontz there? He
can be accommodated in just that way Whenever
he gets his courage up to the standing point.
Face the music, General!
THE Lancaster Daily Intelligeneer, the Demo..
cratic organ of that,county,.can't see any conflict
between Gen. relellan's acceptance and the
Chicago Peace platform. It says:
"Some of our D4mocratic friendi are inclined
to the opinion that Gen. M'Clellan; in his letter of
acceptance, repudiates tle platform adopted by
the Conventionswhich nominated him. We' can
not, for the life of us, see any disagreement be
tween the two. If there be any at all, which we
do not admit, it must be a "distinction without a
difference," and it would puzzle a Philadelphia
lawyer to point it out.' Both are for peace, corn
promise and a restored Union under the Consti
tution—differing somewhat in phraseology, it is
true, but both aiming ht the same glorious result.-
There is no conflict between the platform and
the letter, and we are very sure nothing of the
kind was intended by Gen. I.4.'Clellan."
Rue:yr circumstances having demonstrated
the necessity of another plank in ,the Chicago
,Platform, it is proposed that Guy. Sepnour aka] -
call the Chicago convention together to act upon
the following: •
Whereas, Gen. Sherman has taken Atlanta,:
without consulting the patriotic Democr'utic 013 ;
ty ; be it
Resolved, That this convention cordially unite
in-assuring his !Excellency, the President the
Confederate States, that they emphatically 'limp
prose of this new measure of 'coercion and ag
gression; and pledge the entire Northern demo.
entry to make restitution and apology as soon as
they shall get into power.
MR. SEWARD, Villo is passing a I.w, days at
Auburn, made a speech there on Saturtlay, from
which he take the following extract: '
When the insurgents shall have disbluided their
armies, and laid down their arms, the war will
instantly 'cease—and all the war measures then
existing, including those which affect slavery,
will cease also ; and all themoral,e:conondeal and
political questions, as well questions affecting sla
very as others, which shall he existing between
individuals, and States, and the Federal Govern
ment, whether they arose befOre the civil war
began, or whether they. grew out of it, will, by
force of the Constitution, pass ,over to the arbi
trament of courts of law, and to the councils of
HON, .10SEPII BAILEY, - War Dernocrat,Thas
been re-nominated for Congress lip the ;thither's
from Perry county, now in Camp Ciirtin, without
distinction of party, and he has accepted in a bold
and patriotic letter. He - was chosen user A. J.
GloSsbrenner, of the Age, two years ago by a
large majority, but then had the advantage - of a
regular nomination. Now he runs as an inde
pendent War Democrat. Whatever may be the
action of the Union men -of the district, Bailey
must be a sore thorn in the side of Glossbrenner.
FRANKLIN is doing het fall share in furnishing
volunteers in nearly all the districts. Captain
Ritchey has very properly been connnissioded.
Major of the 209th Regiment, and Capt.: Andrea•
Davidson, of Greeneastkg has been appointed -.Ad
jutant of the same organization. Catiti -- I'Culloti;
of the old 126th, succeeds Capt. Ritchey. Capt.
Jl'Knightof Guilford has also filled his comma);
and has it organized. These are all experienced.
and gallant officers.
GEM. W. W. InwtN, Coinfriburd3 - General of
Pennsylvania, was hut week tfie . recipient of - a
beautiful testimonial:from number of friends in
Philadelphia, in the shape of six elegantly bound
volumes, embracing Shakepeare and SPlCenttey - 's
History of the Indian Tribes. It was a just
bute to a most faithful, upright and obliging of
THE Union League of Philadelphia has just
filled up its sixth regiment of volunteer; to take
the field against treason How niany hive the
Democratic clubs and other organizations friendly
to Gen. li'Clellan put into the field? CIIII the
Age tell? If a single company hes been thus or
ganized, we have yet. to hear of it,
THE Democratic Congressional conference met
at 31'llvaines on the 12th inst., and unanimously
re-nominated Gen. A. H. Coffroth as their candi
date. He will be next to the man that is.eleefed,
which will be prettt y good for Cotfroth, all thirigs
Gov. CURTIN has appointed Mr. -Robert A.
Branyan, of Petersburg, Prothonotary of Perry
enmity, in place of Mr. Lindsay, dec'd, and he Rill
doubtless be the Union candidate. The Demo..
crats have nominated David Mickey for the ph.
WE gratefully acknowledge the receipt of three
colonies of the REPOSITORY for the, years 1854,
1855 and 1863, Prom Mrs. Isabella Withero, of
Fannettsburg. It is,indeed a most acceptable
favor to the, publishers..
WE are glad, to record the nomination of Lu
cius Rodgers, Elk, Editor'of the M'Ketui
as the Union candidate for`Assembly. ,He ie a'
plucky young champion of the right, and hope he
THE Campaign Dial is a daily campaign 'pa
per of great spirit and ability, published by S., E.
Cohen, EMI., and devoted to the election of Lim
coin and Johnson. It should be liberal! pation
-The Union men of the 6th district have nom,
Mated Geo. Bullock, Esq., for Congress.
—Gov. John A Andrew bus been 're-nominated
by the Massachusetts J, ; 7nion State Convention !or
ovenior. , -
—James B. Hopkins is the Democratic'caiidi•
date for Congress in the 22d district—Allegheny.
Hon. J. K. Moorhead will be elected by from five
to eight thousand.
-The Maryland Constitutional Convention has
completed its labors and adjourned. The n ev e .,
constitution Will be submitted the people on the
nth of October.
—The Union men of Delaware county Intve
nominated Hon. Jilin 3f. Broomall fin. Congress,
Wm. Cooper Talley for Senator, and Ellwood
Tyson for Assembly.
—The New York Daily News states that steps
have been taken to call a Peace Demacratic Na
tional Convention to nominate candidata' for
President and Vide President.
—The Democrats of Berke have nominated
Hon. S. A: Ancona for Congress; Hon. Heister
Clymer for Senator, and John Missimer, P. Har
per and Henry B. Rhoads for Assembly.
—The Union men of Lebanon, have nominated
HoWell Risher, of Schuylkill, for Congress; Isaac
Hoffer for Assembly ; David S. Matthew for Sher
iff, and Isaac S. Hfulibleton fur, Prothonotary.
—Mr. J. .Rountz is limning fOr Congiess on tho
Vallandighati side against Hon. Thos. Williams
in the 23d district. When lie is elected, Val. will
oblige us by letting us know at an egrly day.
—The lii th Bind& Regkeent is stetioned at
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and numbers 809
men all told. It was recently canvassed by glom
panics with this result: For Lincoln 739; all
others, 70, •3
—An officer from the Army of the Potomac
says that the feeling among the soldiers is almost
universal for the re-election of Mr. Lincoln.—
Further voting in the hospitals disclosed the same
—There is an " Unconditional Surrender itar
ty" in the country, with a different purpose from
that•which Grant originally announced. It goes
for unconditional surrender to the faction of Sla
very and Davis.
.—The Union men of Lancaster have ursni
mouldy re-nominated Hon. Thaddeus Stevens Tor
Congress; A: L. Hays for Judge and E. BißiUgs
felt, R. W. Shenk, Day Wood and Chas. Deanna
—The Union men of Dauphin have 'nominated
Col. A. J. Herr for Congress; Col. H. , C. Alle
mvn and Daniel Kaiser (old members) for Assem
bly ; Josiah C. Young for Prothonotary and Geo:
Mark for Reiister.
—The Union men of Schuylkill have nominated
Howell Fisher for 'Congreis ; Col. Henry L. take
for Senator; Wul. W. Thomas,' Seth •W. Geer,
and Dr. John M'Williams for Assembly, and
Daniel IL AlthOuse for Sheriff. *
—Gen. McClellan is, gravely advised to throw
overboard Fernando Wood and Horatio Beyniour
for a couple of dangerous passengers. He may
try-it; but suppose., in the struggle, they should
throw him over, who would go into the whale's
belly them I _
—A war Democrat in 3,C' . ew Yorlk.after reading
the platform of the Chicago Convention, sent the
following message to the Democrats in council :
Hon. James Guthrie: Amend your 'resolutions
by adding one apologizing to Jeff. Davis and his
bloody conspirators for our conduettowards them
and all will be complete. ' .
—Amog the conspicuous lobbyists at the Chi;
eago Convention was McKinstry, Fremint's.
Quartermaster General, who was' ignominiously,
expelled from the service iu 'consequence of, his
enormous stealing, There is not a swindler or
defaulter who has been detected in the govern
meat service for the last three years, but is to be
found in the " Democratic" ranks, mustered for
another onslaught upon the public treasury.
—The Unionists of New York have nominated'
for. Governor the Hon. Reuben E. Fenton, for
eight years past Representative in Congress'from
the Chataudtm. district. For Lieutenant-Gover:
'nor, Thomas G. Alvord, of Syracuse; for many
,years one of the leading Democrats of the State,
as nominated' without serious opposition'. ;The
.ffribune, which is never over-sanguine, "secs no
Tendon to dotibt that the ticket is going to be elec t
—Grunt, Sherman, Hancock and Dtruside4—the
fighting . Denfocratic Generals of our annv=iill,.e•
ceived a cold shoulder from the Chicago Conven
'tion, \vhich preferred to dc honer to a comman
der Whose whole military career was one of thn
iditv and ill success: Fighting Generals 1 and
fighting soldiers need not .expect credit, from a
party which is now bending all its energies to
place victory is the hands of the country'fi ene
mies. The doings at Chicago will find a hundred
fold more sympathy among the soldiers oflemand
Ileatmegard than with the gallant veterans who
battle fur the starry flag ,under Hancock and
Democrats of ~‘..lleglieny have resolved
to " go through the motions," and present a full
ticket:. Hon. Jonas R. M'Clintock is awarded the
honor to be beaten for Senator; J. S. Cosgrove,,
Win. M'Creeny, J. F. Beekman, Victor Scriba,
Christian Miller and J. N. Ewing are nominated
for assembly, and John_ Fullwood for_ Prtitooo.
tury. One of the nominees for Assemblvdeelared
in the Convention that he had fought under Mc-
Clellan, and he was for him for President " it he
made a war platforrafor himself—otherwise not."
it is needless to say thothe raised a row at once,
and promptly withdrew his name. Mr. A, G.
Lloyd was the War Democrat who foudd that he
had mistaken i ltis party.
—Since thepppearance of MeClellatesextraor
dinary letter of acceptonce, the I , Zew York Neirs.
indignant at the;tone of that deem:neat:has made
the following surprising statement:—" Those
plankspithe Chicago platform relating to peace
were,-by 'common consent, agreed upoynore
than two months before 'the Convention met.—
Early in the month of July last—we have it upon
the authority id , a delegate • from Indiana, who.
'w as selected by the delegation from his State to
act as one of the committee to inform the candi
dates of the action.of :the Convention—the plat
form, with its peace planks, almost. word for word
as adopted, was presented to General McClellan,
and was by him approred both-in its letter and in its
,• —That a house divided against itself cannot
stand is being verified by the acts of the " Peace"
Democracy of New York, which is fast tumbling
to pieces. The difference of opinion, in relatioh
to the Chicago candidate for the Presidency has
culminated in _an open rupture among the Demo
crats of Ne'w York. In their State Convention
the Tammany" delegates from New York - city
were admitted t 6 seats. by a resolution of the
Convention, and the " Mozart," or " Wood"
clique, who advocate peace on-any-terms, imme
diately seceded. The present incumbent of the
Gubernatorial' °bray, Ftoratie Seymour, " Presi
dent of the Chicago- Convention," etc., has
renominated. The Chicago resolulkons or plat
forin was endorsed.
—The following States will hold their.anntuil
elections before the great contest for the Presi
dency fakes place. As the result of those elections
will tend to indicate the state of parties, and in a
great measure to fdreshadow the final action!cif
the people in the following:November on the ques
tion of the Chief Magistracy:, of the _nation, the
returns will be looked for this year with unusual
interest.. We give the vote in each State at the
two last elections:
EENNtiIIaVANIA-ELECTION OCTOBER 11, 1564
, 2 1,.616
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Democratic mai..., . 3.,W4 i Reliublicam ma).. IA 31Z
• _OIIIO—ELSICTION OTOBER 11, 1864.
. • ' ' 1862. : ' 186:j.
Republicati • 178,755 - ' 247,194
Democratic 184= 185274
Democratic mai-it... 5,457. Republican. maJ.. 61,8°0"
( OHIO BOLT/TER:4' VOTE.
Republicab......: 4 , 91,467
Democratic - Afiet6
~ - •
Amity of Republican soldiers ' ' 39,179
Making the aggregate Republican majority... : 101,099
INDIANA—ELECTION OCTOBER 11„1864:
Republican .119,517 -
Democratic' - - - 1.23,16 1 3 ' .
Democratic rani.. i
There was no election in 1863, except formem
bers of the Legislature and county officers, The
Legislature wail Democratic. • -
lOWA-ELECTION OCTOBER 11, 1864.
.:" ;—Hon. JatnelLincisay, President Judge of the
Washington and Greene.distriet, 'died week be
COL Wm. Bell, of the 12th Pa. Ca
valry was wounded about ten days ago in a fight
with the enemy. - - ,
—The New Orleans papers of the 19th assert
that Beauregard has gone to Mobile to take' com
mand of the forces there. . ' -
—lt is asserted in Washington 'with positive.
'nese, that Gen. Hooker will be immediately put
into the field,: with an important command.
—Maj. D. H. Hastings, long commandant at
Carlisle Barracks, is now on trial at that place
before a court martial on the charge of-embezzle
—John E. Lindsay, Esq., Erothoiitary of Ferry
County, died on 'Thursday the 25th ult., aged 62
years. He had 'held .the office since last Decem
—Major pen. Hunter has been relieved, at hut
own request, from the command of- the Depart
ment of West Virginia, and Brevet Major Gen.
Crook assigned to the command in his place.
—The Buffalo Couirier is -informed that Mrs.
Robert E. Lee, wife of the rebel 'General, and her
two sons, have taken up, their residence in th,
tillage ofNiiigara; at the mouth of the Niagara
—Jesse D. Bright, expelled Senatdr-from Indi
ana, has sold his Kentucky possession, freed his
negroeS, givdu them each a sufficient sum of mo
hey to continence the world with, and has, with
his family, gone to Europe, there te remain until
after the war.
HEAR GEN. ROSECRANN
We entreat men who are hesitating between
voting the war a "failure" and ira favor of an
"immediate cessation of lostilities," to read the
folloWing_cloquent .and ,pointed letter from the
gallant Gen. Roseerans, written to the Ohio leg
islature last Winter , in answer to - a resolution of
7 11EADQVARTEREIDEPARTUIEST OF CVIIIIRTMAND,
Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 3, 1863.
To the Honorable the General Assembly qf the State of Ohio :
This resolution of thanks, passed by your bon
,orable body, to the Army of theOumberland, ita
commanding General =digs staff, has been duly
received, and published to the troops of this com
mons. On behalf of all, I return your heartfelt
"This is, indeed, a war for the maintenance of
the Constitution and the laws—may, for national
existence—against those who have despised our
honestfriendship, deceived our just hopes, and
driven us to defend our country and our homes.
Byfonland wilful slanders on our motives and in
tentions persistently repeated, they have arrayed
against us our own fellow citizens, bound to us
by the triple ties of 'consanguinity, geographical
position and commercial interests.
"Let no man - among us be base enough` to for
get this, or fool enough to trust an oligarchy of
traitors to their friends, to civil liberty and human
freedom. Voluntary exiles from home and friends,
for the defence and safety f all, we long for the
ti me when gentle peace e all again spread her
wings over our land; but - e know no such bles
sing is possible while the unjust , and arbitrary
power of the rebel leaders confront and threaten
us. Crafty as the foz„,• cruel as the tiger, they
cried "no coercion," while preparing to strike
us. Bully-like, they proposed to fight us, because
they said they could whip five to one, and now,
when driven back, they whine out !;no invasion,"
and promise us of the-West permission to navi
gate the Mississippi, if we will be "good boys,"
and do as they bid us.
"Whenever they have the power, they drive be
fore them into their ranks the southern people,
and they would also drive us. Trust them not.
Were they able they would invade and destroy us
without mercy. Absoldtely assured of these things,
I am amazed that any one could think of 'peace
on any terms.' Ha who entertains the sentiment
is fit only to be a slave; he who utters it at this
time, is, moreover, a traitor to his'country, who
deserves the scorn and contempt of all honorable
men. When the power of the unscrupulous rebel
leaders is removed, and the people are tree to con
sider and act for their own interests, which are
common with ours; under this government, there
will be no great difficulty% in fraternization: Be
tween our tastes and social lir& there are fewer
differences than betwen those of the northern and
southern provinces of England and Ireland. * * •
"W. S. RosEcnalis, Maj. Gen:"
WORDS Or WISDOM
Judge Miles, of the U. S. Circuit Court of Wis
consin, gives the fiillowing report of a recmt.in
terview. with President Lincoln. The calm` rea
soning of the President is worthy of the candid
consideration of every patriotic citizen. Hear
the President in vindicatimi,of his detotion to our
" Sir," said the President, " the slightest knowl:
edge of arithmetic will prove botany man that-the
rebel armies cannot be destroy& with Democrat
ic strategy. It would sacrifice all the NVhite men
of the North to do it. There are now in the ser
vice of the United States near two hundred thons
able-bodied colored men, most of them under
anus, defending and acquiring Union territory.
The Democratic strategy demands that these for
ces be disbanded, and that the masters be,con.
ciliated by restoring them to slavery. The black
men who now assist Union prisoners to escape,
are to be converted into our enemies in the vain
hope of gaining the 'good-will of their masters,
We shall have:to fight two nations instead of one.
" You cannot conciliate i the South if you guar
anty to them ultimate success, and the experience
of the present war proves their success is inevita
ble if )ou fling the compulsory labor of millions
of black men into, their side of the scale. Will
you give our enemies such military advantages
as insure • success, and then depend on coaxing,
fluttery and concession to get them into the Union.
Abandon all the posts now garrisoned by black
men; take 200,000 men from our side and put
them' in -the battlefielkor - cornfield against us,
and we would be.compelled to abandon the war
iu three weeks.
"We have to hold territory in inclement and
sickly places; where are the Democrats to do
this 1 It was a free fight, and the field was open
to the war Democrats to put down this rebellion
by fighting against both master - and slave, long
before the present policy was inaugurated.
" There 'have been men base enough to propose
to Inc to return to slavery the black warriors of
Port Hudson - and Olustee, and thus win the re
spect of the masters they fought. Should Ido so
I should deserve to be damned in tinie and eterni
ty.' Come - what wilt, I will keep my faith with
friend and foe;• My enemies- pretend I am now,
carrying on this war for the sole purpose of abo
lition. So long as lam President it shall be car
ried on for the sole purpose of restoring the Union.
But no human power can subdue this rebellion
.without the use of the emancipation policy, and
every other policy calculated to weaken the moral
and physical forces of the rebellion.
" Freedom has given us two hundred thousand
men raised on Southern soil. It will gike us more
yet. Just so much it has subtracted tram the en
emy, mid instead of alienating the South, there
are now evidences of a fraternal feeling growing
up between odr men and the rank and tile'of the
rebel soldiers. \,liet my enemies prove to the eon
try that the destruction of slavery is not necessary
to a restoratidn of the Union, I will abide the issue."-
BEFORE the Rebellion broke out Senator Don
gins, referring to the Southern Stites, said: '
-"If they remain in the Union, I will go as far
as the- Constitution will warrant me in seepring
their rights; but if they secede, I am in favor of
allowing them just as many stares and just as
midi slate territory as they can hold at the point
of the bayonet."
• From the New York Tribtme.
Ho! The night is hastening fast! _
- Ho! The dawning looms at last!
Hitrk!Atlanta's imparts fall!
Tyrants quake in Richmond's wall !
Freedoni, tnion, Victory call!
Lo, Rebellion's doom is nigh
God hath heard the bondman's cry
Shout! Oppression's power ie broke!
Blasted as with thunder stroke!
God himself the - word bath spoke!
Volunteer! . •
Now's the hour to deal the blow !
Strike, and lay the monster low! •
What though Slavery, scarcely dead,
With:the nations life-blced red,
Rears its Gorgon "Copperhead!"
What though treason threitena wild!
With the parent -dies the Child!
Slavery's end is treason's all,
South or North,' in camp oe, hall !
Conquering one we conquer all'
War's the road to right and peace !
Only treason whimpers' "cease !"
'God, who entites, yet eaves the land,
Clothe with thunder every hand!
Edge with lightning every brand!
Lo, the glocim begins to break!
For your own, your children's sake;
Fight it out for all mankind!
Fight it out m; God "designed,
Spite of Earth and Hell,combined!
Noblest_ work that e'er was done!
:Noblest victory ever woo!
sod, and Freedom, andlhe Right,
Truth and honor, bid you smite!
Rise! and trust. Jehovah's might!
Rise! and trust the. futute years!
Down with fears! Away with tears!
Volunteer re ,
Lo, the bays for every brow!
t the reverent ages bow!
Lip! and strike for viettity, now!
' GEORGE LANSING TAII.OR
Ifni, Britain, Conn., amt 6, 1864.
September 21; 1864.
I b 1P 'J4
BY MAGNETIC TELEGLAPH,
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE FRANKLIN REPOSITORY
By the Wesiern Union Telegraph Line—Orhoe at the
A Battle in the Shenandoah Valley!
THE REBELS DEFEATEDI
THEY ARE DRIVEN BEYOND WINCHESTER!
SIIERIDALN IN PURSUIT !
500 REBELS KILLED 1
,5 0 0 .PMsonerB Captured!
S Cannon and 5 Battle Flags Taken
Rebel Gens, Rhodes, Gordon, Wharton & Ramseur Bled 1
wmcarsrEn, Sept 19 , 7 . 30 , P. M
To Gen: U.S. Grant :—I have the honor to re
port that I attacked the forces of. Gen. Early on
the Berryville ,pike at the crossing of Opequan
creek, and after a most desperate engagement,
which lasted-from early in the morning until five
o'clock in the evening, completely defeated him,
driving him through Winchester, and capturin g
about 2,500 prisoners, five pieces of artillery, nine •
army flags and most of their wounded. The re
bel Generals Rhodes and Gordon were killo,end
three other General officers Wounded. Most of
the enemy's wounded and all their killed fell into
our hands. Our losses are severe, among them
Gen. D. A i . Russell, commanding a division in the
Sixth Corps, who was killed by a cannon ball.
Generals Upton, Mclntosh and Chapman were
wounded. I cannot yet tell ourlosseL The COD•
duct of ' the officers and men was moat Superb.
They charged and carried every position taken
up by the rebels from Opeqhan creek to Wm
cheater. The rebels were strong in numbers and
very obstinate in their fighting. I desire to men
tion to the Lieutenant General commanding the
army, the gallant conduct of Generals Wright,
Crooke, Emory, Torbert, and the ,officers and men
under their command. To them the country
indebted for this handsome victory. A more de
tailed report will be forwarded. Signed, .
P. H. SIIERMIX Vaj. Gen. Commanding
/I..tePga'3 FERRY, Sept. 20-11:40 A. Y.
Hon. E. M. - Stanton!--Just received the fol.
lowing officinal from Gen. Sheridan, dated ' I
o'clock this morning:—General;—We fought Ear
ley from daylight until between 6 and 7P. M.
We drove him from Opeguan Creek through
Winchester and beyond the town: 1 0 captured
from 2600 t 0.3000 prisoners, five pieces of artille
ry nine battle flags and all the rebel wounded and
dead. Their wounded in Winchester amounts
to some 3000. We lost in killed, Gen. David Rua
sell, commanding a division of the 6th army corps,
wounded Gen. Chapman, Mclntosh and Upton.
The rebels lost in killed the following general of&
eersi--Gen. Rhodes; Gen. Wharton, Gen. Got
don and Gen. Ramseur. We just sent them ,
whirling through Winchester and we are after
them to-morrow. This army behaved splendid -
ly. lam sending forward all material supplies,
subsistence stores and all the ambulancles.
Signed 'Jiro. D. STEvr.sotv, Brig. Gen.
Stirring Nemo from the Rio Grande.
The dispatches from Cairo to-day are of the
highest importance. The Mexican leader Corti
nas, after a conflict with the French, has crossed
the Rio Grande, and raising the Stars and Stripei,.
has joined his forces to those of the United States.
The rebels have been driven-from Brownsville by
this combined force. We await farther particu
lars concerning this curious-and novel feature of
the war in Texas. The French may demand
.that .Cortinas be handed over to them; bat as
they'refuaed to give up the rebels who took m
idge in France whenthe Alabama was destroyed
they are not likely to get him. Still there may
be complications arising out of this very unex
pected movement, and we shall look anizioridy for
MOVEMENTS OF GEN. GRANT.
Lieut. Gen. Grant visited Gen. Sheridan at liar
per's Terry on Saturday last, and is now in New
York conferring With several military and naval
officers. A correspondent of the inquirer says :
"General Grant and Admiral Bailey both go at
once to New York, where they will be met by
Gen. Dix, Gen. Franklin, Admirals Porter, , Strin g
h&m and other officers. The design of this con
sultation cannot now be made public. 'We can
only, say that some verry important movements
are contemplated, associated alike with victory
"The condition of the Rebel:prisonersist Elmira
may be considered and the prompt reinforcement.
of the squadrons of Admirals Parragut, Lee.and
Dattlgreen by every available vessel may be order
ed. The feeling of the North upon the subject of
the war will be examined, and the large number
of soldiers idle in various camps, hospitals and
poste will be promptly forwarded to the grand ar
mies in the geld. Last, but not least, every effort
will be made to increase the means of transport
in,s• supplies and troops to our armies, -and for
bringing North the wounded of the last great bat,.
tie of the war.
"It may be gratifying to the people to 'know
that Gen. Grant will bring this battle on ns soon
as he returns to the army, and that he is prepared
to meet every emergency on the field. He has the
greatest confidence in the army, and only asks for
more men because be wants to use them n lessen
ing the loss of life, and make the 'victory most
complete and decisive. He thinks the war will
soon dose, and that,an honorable peace will return
to bless the land. He expressed himself pleased
-with- the returning love for the Union among the
people, and the excellent prospect for the re-elec
tion of Hr. Lincoln. He said plainly that he con
sidered his defeat in Novethber would result in a
total disintegration of the country with its direful
"Gen. Grant is in good health and excellent
spirits, and is only solicitous for the welfare of hia
armies and the Union."
THE following estimate of McClellan as a po
litician and statesman (for the Presidential nomi
nee of a large party has 'claims to the title of
statesman) is from the Springfield Republican:
With respectable talents, a pure character, and
• patriotic purposes, he is wanting in that high mor
al sense that perceives the truest truth, and that
high moral courage that does and dares in its
behalf. He. waits, he hesitates in the presence
of great opportunities---he compromise with time
and with truth ; and he is no fit man to deal with
the sharp occasions and the sublime exigencies
of this hour. He wants and would try to save the
country; but he would binder rather than help the
people, who will save it, in the long run, despite
their own occasional fickleness and faint hearted
nem, because he fails to see and use quickly the.
moral and material agencies by which it is to be
saved, and because he is no match for the men
who are bent on its ruin.
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