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Wednesday, October a, 1884.
UNION NATIONAL TICKET.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
UNION DISTRICT TICKET.
WILLIAM H. KOONTZ, of Somerset.
a FOR PRE:MESE /MGR,
ALEXANDER KLING, of Bedford.
ALEX. M. X'CLUEE, of Frank) ,
9AMVEL ROATH, of Perry.
UNION COUNTY TICKET.
/PUGH B. DAVIDSON", of Cbamberiburg.
FOR =LECTOR. OP THE POOR,
JOHN H. CRIFIVIrELL, of Green.
MORROW BrElarNIM. of Lurian.
IMIA.W E. WERTZ, of Quincy.
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THE DAT-THE CAVSE 1
IlmoN MEN ! on Tuesday next the cause
of your country will be upon trial before
the People. The issue isplainly made by
both parties—no man can err who honestly
seeks the path of duty.
On the one side the Democratic patty
declarei the war a "failure," and demand
an "iniMediateeessation of hokilities."
This issue is presented for your endorse.
meat when Sherman has crowned his vic
torious campaign by the capture of Atlan
ta; when Sheridan has routed the rebel
army in the Shenandoah; when Faragut
'has possessi(in of Mobile Bay, and when
Grant is driving the army of Lee.
Side by. side with the authors of the
Chicago platform and its candidates, are
Vallaudigham and Long, / of Ohio;, Reed
andlinghes, of Pennsylvania; the Wood;%,
of New York, and every notorious friend
of treason and traitors in the North. Can
they be the active supporters of the Pa-
triot's cause in this struggle Can they
favor the ticket that' will, if successful,
,lhest triumph over treason ?
On the ticket with Gen: M'Clellan for
'the Vice Presidency, is Geo. H. Pendleton,
who boasts that he never,-voted-one dollar
or one man to aid in the prosecution of
the war, wantonli_cammenced and wick-
ediy waged nponus by traitors. He has
been in Congress since the beginning of
the war, and has made a consistent record
against every measure designed tostrength
en.or pay our armies. Can a great party
have a loyal aim qnd purpose with a dis
l-loyal man upon its ticket ?
Gen. Grant mite's from his brave army,
about to make the last great struggle with
crime, that-the rebels "hope a e,ounter
revolution ; they h'ope the election of the
Peace candidate-8,7 and adds that they
.• have robbed -thecradle and the grave,"
to "hold out until after the Presidential
election." Gen. Grant 'is a Democrat—
never voted any other ticket in his life ;
but lie now turns with anximis solicitude
to see the loyal North disappoint the last
hope of the foe by the defeat of the Peace
ticket. Can any honest voter doubt on
which side rest the hoic43 of Patriotism
—an which the last lingering hope of
Gen. Dix, in a speech made on the 27th
said—"l believe that a cessation of
hostilities would lead inevitably and direct
ly to a recognition of the insurgent States;
and I need hardly add that I can have no
part in any political movement of which
the - Chicago platform is the basis." Such
is the testimony of Gen. Grant; of Gen.
Sheridan; of Gen. Meade; of Gen. Burn
side; of Gen., ROSeCIIIIIB ; of Gen. Hooker;
of Gen. 'Logan; of Gen. M'Clernand; of
Gen. Smith—all Democrats when the war
commenced; and also of Gen. Sherman, of
Gen: Fremont, and others of the Repub
With one accord our heroic Chieftains
who have given is victory in the field, de
clare that there can be no Peace save by
the destruction of the military power of
traitors, and their submission to the ma :
jestrof the laws. With one accord tbcy
denounce the proposition for "a ceskftion
of hostilities" as the last hope of the des
pairing armies of Jeff. Davis. Can loyal
men hesitate when compassed by such a
cloud of witnesikes poluting,out the only
safety of the Republic? r
—The Union party proposes Ps eCE
through Vicronr ! It 'Would attain an
honorable and enduring Peace by- the
overthrow of Treason—not by base''Coin
premies to give appalling ft" miler the
sanction of the Nation, ; and gild colossal
crime with the laurels of heroism. •
Our brave and victorious armies have
well nigh fulfilled their mission. They
have wrested half the territory from the,
grasp of the insurgents=have practically
destroyed all the rebel armies but that of
Lee, and it is shattered and dispirited by
the avenging' hand of Justice in their
wide-spread disasters. The hour of the
final triumph of Right is at hand, and we
have but to be faithful to ourselves, to our
armies, and to our Country. and soon we
shall have Peace with Honor—Union with
DER Democratic administrations the labor
ing man could afford to drink tea and coffee and
use sugar is his family.—Spirit.
THAT was so until various Democratic
U. S. Senators, with Jefferson Davis at
their head, left the Senate stained with
peijury to plunge us into wanton war; un
til all the Democratic Governors of the
Southern States hurled their States out of
the Union by insolent treason against the
government and matchless perfidy to their
own people ; until au assortment of Dem
ocratic military officers basely deserted
their posts and drew their swords upon
the Nation, that bad schooled, nourished
and honored them ; until a Democratic
Secretary of War stole the guns and mu.
cnitions of the government to arm the ar
mies of treason; until a Democratic Sec
retary of the Navy ordered every ship of
war where they could not conflict with the
schemes of treason ; until a Democratic
administration allowed rebellion to become
strong enough to capture our forts. rob
our mints and arsenals, and organize a
government without even au attempt to
vindicate the laws ; until, in fine, a Dem
ocratic adininistration and its friends in
Congress and in the army made open,
causeless, bloody war upon a loyal people
and a beneficent government. Until then
—until treason, the growth of Democracy,
gave us war, and slaughter, and taxes, and
desolation, and bereavement, poOr men
could buy bread and supply all their it eedS.
That they cannot do so now is due to the
Buchanan administration and the rest of
viperous tntitors it nursed into life to
crimson the history of the Republic. •
Ix 1860 Gov. Packer's cabinet, consist-,
ing of Hon. Wm.IK Heister and Hon.
John "C. Knox, were ;ardently opposed to
Lincoln. Now Mr. Meister is the Union
candidate for Congiess in Berks, and Mr.
Knox is stumping the State for Lincoln.
Hom. James L. Reynolds, brother of the
late Gen. Reynolds who fell at Gettysburg,
was on the Democratic Electoral ticket in
'lB6o—now he is zealously for Lincoln.=
Gen. M'Call who led the gallant Pennsyl
vania Reserves through the Peninsula
campaign under M'Clellan, and who ran
as the Democratic candidate for Congress
in Chester in 1862, espoused the cause of
Lincoln as soon as M'Clellan was nomin
ated. So with Judge Cunningham of
Beaver; Gen. Geary of Westmoreland; ,
Hon. Daniel Daugherty, Hon.A.B.Browne,
Buchanan's Post Master; Hon. B. F. Brew
ster; Hon. D. Paul Brown; Hon. Wm.
Strong, Democratic Judge of the Supreme
Court, and others in Philadelphia; lion.
John Cessna, of Bedford; Hon. John Rowe,
of Franklin ; Hon. John Scott, of Hunting
don, and many others, who were leaders
in the Democratic party in 1860, are now
earnest in the support of President Lin
coln. They adhered to the Democratic
party until it proved itself utterly faith
less to the government, and they have sac—
rificed party to save a country imperiled
The plundered and outraged citizens of Frank ,
lin county will i-iMiember the noble efforts made
by J. McDowell Sharpe, Esq., in the legislature,
to get for them some compeugation for their 10,
Bea by.rebel raids and imasioni. They will not
forget him at the polls.—Spirit.
Dio'the Spirii forget to whom else it
ascribed credit for laboring untiringly and
unselfishly to promote the same cause'
Last spring, on the 18th of Mac, when the
Spirit had no reason to be other than just,
speaking of the same subject it said •
"It it; due to the caniie of truth to say, that no
one could have given a more cordial, efficient and
earnest support to the measure than did Cott MC
CLURE. He was in Harrisburg time and again
using hi" personal influence with Ids party to se
cure the passage of the bill. Wo do not admire
the Colonel's politics, nor do we'sweat by him in
those matters, but we will girt him credit for being
FAITHFUL TO THE IX RES:TS OF OWN SEC
Wien the Spirit appeals for votes on
other than party issues, it should not be
forgetful of its own record. Mr. Sharpe
simply did his duty. He was elected and
compensated to do SO anti - we have not
gainsayed his fidelity; Lit Mr. McClure
was not charged with such a trust; was
norcompeusated; was not a claimantin
his own behalf; was not counsel for others,
and yet he went to, Hanisburg "time and
again" and no one gave. a "more cordial,
efficient and earnest support to the mea
sure" than he did, according to the Spirit.
If the peophl "will. not Qget" Sharpe at
the polls, what will they do for AcClure f
Tit !TOILS', speculators, golitgamblers,
and all the combinations - mae to bolster
treason and exhaust the people and the
government, have been tumbling down.
Gold has fallen; dry goods have fallen;
bread anti meat have Callen ; and traitors
of every shade have been sadly crippled.
The draftis being peaceably made, and re
bel hopes have fallen; Early has been
soundly thrashed as often ai he would
give the show of battle to "Phighting Phil,"
and the tiliktymt is tumbling out of the bo
gus coufederatirY; and the Democracy have
tumbled head over heels in Maine, Ver
mont and Delaware, and had high hopes
crushed at Atlanti at Winchesler, 'at
Fisher's Hill and at Mobile. andtN whide
army. of traitor s mid sympathizt4s reae
about to go dewn together. Light breaks
upon loyal men, and they and the Repub
lic. will triumph !
DRAFTED MEN, who were saved the necessity
of traveling-a hundred miles to report, will re
remember that it was , through- the exertions of
Gen. Coffroth thatthey were enabled to report at
their county sent; thus saving them much valu
able tine• and expense. Let them not forget him
at the polls.—Spirit.
RATHER far fetched ! In the first place
Gen. Coffroth didn't effect any such thing;
in the second place no such thing was ef
fected, and in the third place the drafted
men don't , "xeport at their County.seat."
but all of them report at C,'hnTrberablirg.
' Bitle .franktin Rtpositorp, itjambeobutv,
The editor of this - paperprocuredan order
last ye,ar,tl.l lowing conscripts to report in
their own counties, and some one proba
bly told Gen. Coffroth, who at once ima
gined that such a law had been passed, and
his next delusion was that he had passed
it. Net much of a mistake, however, for
Coffroth ! What next I
WE won't Stand Judge Khumell putting
"Old Abe Lincoln and Mr: Jefferson Da
4vis" just even—both classed as treason=
ble violators of, law. The one is the eon,
stitutiorailly elected President—the other
a wanton, wicked usurper. The one ex--
hausted conciliation, and furbearaece to
avoid war; the other canselessly fired upon
our forts, pilfered our mints, and plunged
us into this bloody drama. There is-somechoice,—a decided choice between them;
only make it like a man! tinder which
King, 0 Judge ? How will ALEXANDER
GEN. Ean►.r, as stated by the Rich
mond Examiner, started out to "stump
Pennsylvania for the Peace party," hut
we learn that his plans have been sadly
deranged. He has left his mission hur
riedly and, it is feared by Ns friends,
never to return to it. If any of our Peace
men are solicitous about his welfare, we
.are assured that letters can be addressed
to him in care of one Phil Sheridan, who
is said to keep Early's company with tire
Oun Democratic friends started put by
insisting upon a "free election or a free
tight!" Well Maine, Vermont and Dela
ware gave them tt "free election" of the
most liberal sokt, and one Phil Sheridan
'is doing all that anybody can well ask of
him in the way of a "free fight." As
Early was sent to f•stnmp Pennsylvania"
for the Peace ticket, we insist- that 7our
Democratic friends have had imitetly
ask for. Are they satisfied "! If not'. - be
patient—there's more of both just conning!
THE Spirit says that the Union legisla
ture "refaSed to compensate the plundered
citizens for _lossi4i sustained by them by
reason of rebel raids." If so. it's .time
some Union men were sent to the legisla—
ture who are in favor of doing justice to
the border: The Spirit of 18th of May
last said that "no one could hare given a
more cordial, e f ficient and earnest support
to the measure than did COL: MCCLURE!"
Face the: music neighbors!"
THE Spirit publishes a list of the con
verts who are for M'Clolan; but it don't
complete the circle. Why not add that
Jeff Davis is strongly for M'Clellan ; that
Gen. Lee is strongly for him; that Gen.
Early is clamorously for him ; that Mc-
Causland would burn and rob 'uliother
town to illuminate over his election. and
that there is not altraitor North or South
who does not earnestly desire his sizeces,4?
Tell the wholestory!
IF Sharpe is for war how (Ries he sup
port Pendleton t If for Peace, how does
he r.upport McClellan 1 If for paying out.
soldiers how does he oppose taxes ? If
tin - giving success to our arinies ow does
he denounce ctinscrip6on - I. If f r govern
ment and law. how does he ropose to
com - promise with traitors! fhe shall
explain satisfactorily, we -will print his
speech under the title of polities made,
J1 . 1)(:E KIMMEL'. states on the stump
that he agrees exactly with thcl editor of
the REPoSITORY on the 'prosecution of the
war. If so, be must declare for ample re
venues to prosecute it; for ample force to
make our armies invincible, and for can
didates who will never make a htuniliating
peace with traitors: Fall in Judge! or if
that don't suit, fall out, and stand up for
what you mean to vote for at the polls!_
THE latest Peace Commissioner,' and
one of the most improved pattern. is Phil
Sheridan. He lights and 'defeats the re
bels just as if the war wasn't a "failure,"
and as if the Chicago platform had never
been written. He must be taught the net
cessity of an "immediate cessation of hos
tilities," or there will be more wailing and
disappointment than comes from rebel
dom. Referred to Orr.
TiE Old Keystone State has just sent
sixteen new . regiments, munbeting nearly
19,000 men; to the army of Grant, andnot
less than 20M00 patriotic volunteers to the
old regiments, within the last sixty days.
Will the people reward their heroism and
fidelity to our common Nationality by
voting the war " a failure," and 'demand
ing a`" cessation of hostilities ?" - •
Junta.; KDIMEI.I. declares for a prose
cution of the war and Mr. Sharpe for Peace;
but both use precisely the same argtunents
to enforce their propositions. The foun
tains profess to be different, but the stream
is the same. One or the other must be
subordinate in the party. Which is Jonah
which is, the. whale ? If Kimmell has to
be swallowed, Sharpe is to be pitied !
By a recent decision of the Provost
Marshal General, all men who have been
_drafted at any time heretofore and paid
$3OO commutation money, are exempt un
der the present draft, and until the exist
-ing enrolment is exhausted. This is but
just, and will give renewed, assurance that
the government means to deal equitably
EARLY hoped to "stump" PennsylKania,
defeat the draft and secure, the-election of
the Peace ticket. SheridaiOumped Early
!Ind drafted more than half his army in
kilhld, wounded and captured ! Will any
one who is in doubt on thesubject inquire
of Early whether our side of the war is a
LET every Union man give Tuesday
next to his country. It needs it, it de
mands it. See that no loyal.votes are lost
by iegleet. Let the feeble, and infirm be
brought to the pollsin good time, and see
that the indifferent are not forgotten. Poll
every vote, and we shall triumph. A full
vote cannot fail to be a Union victory!
GEN. C9Filtorn voted steadily in Con
gress against providing means to pay our
armies and maintain our credit. The re
sult was that CofEroth's credit was Borne
what damaged, while the government
credit was unstained, and the district will
redeem its credit by senitingGen. Koontz
to Congress. Au revoir CoffrOth !
GEN. Kooxrz advocated 'and voted for
the right of our soldiers to have - a
in the selection of our rulers. Gen Cof
froth voted against allowing omit-brave sr:
mies the right of suffrage. Soldiers, and
friends of soldiers, which shall receive
'your suffrages on Tuesday next .? ,
JUDGE KLIDIELL declares that he is for
the prosecution of the war, and to prove
his sincerity denounces the administration
because a man can't die without being
stamped. We promise the Judge that th •
dead of Tuesday next can rest in peace
without being taxed for dying. '
GEN. MCCLELLAN, in his letter of ac
ceptance, demands a frugal administration
of the government, Yet he retains his com
mission in the army and 1 draws his pad
without pretending to render service.—
Kimmel, Sharpe, Stenger or Duncan
explain 3 -
I , the defeat of our armies would
strengthen Gen. McClellan's chances for .
success, as is confessed by friend an foe,
bow should loyal men vOte ? Pause well,
faithful men, mid learn from your foes oir
whom their hopes centre!
IF you would arreiit the --- ietorioits Sher
idan in his pursuit of the free-booter Ear,
ly; vote for the Deniomatic ticket' and en=
done the declaration of that party that
the war is a "failure" - nail the demand for
a . " cessation of hostilities."• • •
1tt.%711, EMI.. the Union eandi
date4pr As...middy in Pere• county, is a
man of lihinieless character; of unfaltering - ,
loyalty, and will be efficient and faithful
to all the interests of his constituents and
of his country if chosen to the legislature.
THE last phrase of the at istiee mtesiion
is presented by fighting Phil . . Sheridan.
He has agreed that if Early yin's's° fast
that he ean't catch him. he' won't fight
him. A good text,for Stenger on tile fail
° of the war!
VOTE EARLY! Tilt... Union sluggard does.
but half his duty. When your vote is
polled, rest not until every Union vote in
your district is deposited. We want a
full vote. anti a Iluion victory must lw the
IF everybody' - haul voted as Cotfrotlt did
on the ',2d of August, to prevent the ex
tension of the right of suffrage to soldiers,
him old would a Soldier have to be to get
a vote ? Figure it out, boys!
GRANT is for Lincoln; Sherman is for
Lincoln; Meade is for Lincoln; Sheridan
is for Lincoln. Wm. B. need and Francis
%V. Hughey. Who propose to di.,olve the
Union, are for Nl'Clullito.
Do Democratic orators swagger reNiii
vers to enforce free speech, or to provoke
free speeeh'?—to'getup a free fight or for
fear of a free fight Referred to Duncan.
1F nobody' went into the Union army,
and nobody paid those' who did go into it,
how soon would the war end, and how
much would it c0 ( 414 Referred to Collroth.
VOTE for Ijhiron auid Peace IN'in come!
The only holie, of Peace with traitors is in
,the success of our brave armies and the
submission of traitors to the laws.
THE heroic Grant is moving "on to
Richmond !" Is this the time to vote for
"a cessation of hostilities?" Answer at
l§ the war a "failure ?"- For particular§
refer to Grant, Sheridan, Sherman and
THE Democrats of Fulton \ believe in the Chi
cago platform, and practically illustrate it to the
best of their ability. The barn of Mr. Davis, the
enrolling officer foriLieking Creek township, was
fired last week and lentirely consumed with all his
crops; andAtr. Dixon, enrolling officer of benight
ed Bethel was shot : at is few dais ago and his
horse wounded. Need any average fool be told
how such incendiaries and assassins will ,vote on
Tuesday next and in November! They will vote
for ('offroth with a yell, fur like maker, like man!
WE invite 'attention to the advertisement into.
day's palx•r offering for stile the extensive Steam
Saw and Planing Mill of Sheeler, Clark & Co.
It is in excellent order, conveniently located, and
is doing a very large and profitable business. Con
sidering the large amount of improvements that
must be going ou in Chambersburg, for some
years, we know of no more desirable investment
as a permanent business. Mr. ('lark also offers
his private - residence for sale.
WE have a letter from one of our Franklin
county soldiers in the Hospitul at Cumberland.
He says that they had a vote in the Hospital there
and it was tumultuous for Lincoln. He reports a
vote at the HtispitaFth Parkersburg, as follows:
For Lincoln - 147
For Geo. 11. Stick-in-the-mud .....
WE received an interesting emnmuniention re
viewing the speeches at. the Welellan`nieeting at
Strasburg but it is crowded out by the interesting
news from the army. Never mind !—the speeches
there were lust u repetition of what they have
given everywhere else, 110 made scores of Union
HON GLENN' W. SCOFIELD, one of tjw ablest
members of the Pa. Congressional delegation has
been unanimously nominated for re-election. Ex-
Got . . Wm. Bigler is his competitor, and the con',
test will be a desperate one, but Scofield will come
in by'a thousand or two.
OUR old chum Hugh W. North, Esq., has been
assigned the lazuli , of running against., or rather
after, Hon. Thad Stevens for Congress in Lan•
easter. He will have this consolation-however;
he will be next to the man that ix elected. .
PRESIDENT LECCOLN, on Saturday, furnished
as a 'representative recruit John Summedeld
Stables, of Strliudsburg, Monroe county, Pa., a
young man, twenty yeafa of age, who has served
nine months in the Itl4th regiment, P. M.
HON. Wirrnit op W. KETCami-is theUiden
candidate for 6ongiviss' in Susquehanna and iii.
ze* He trill make ,a most gallant fight, and
we hope markin. He will - well deserve it.l ‘
MAJ. HARRY -WHITE, 67th Pennsylvania:, late
State Senator, Las peen exchanged and his ar
rived at Chattanooga. ,
Promptness of Pennsylvania in Purnish.
ing Tr°Ops—Sizteen Regiments Organ.
ized by Gov..Curtin—Over Eighteen
Thousand Men—Gov. Curtin on 'the
Stump—Prospeets in the State.
Correspondetee of the Franklin Repository.
HARIIispeRGT October 3, Mt
. There are few even in Pennsylvania who ap
'freebie the 'patriotic fidelity of the Old KeyStOne
State and its State authorities in meeting the
wants of the general government in its struggle
with Treason, Our State has furnished more
men, and betfilmen, under, the late call thati any
other State in ilie - Unin i i, and is each has been
the invariable liabit4 Pennsylvania, it excited
Ilto,great surprise an' elicits no special credit.
New York may bp as vgarly clear of ,thedraft as
out. State; but it Must he reinemberAhat While
New York has filled a very large portion 4 her
quota by Naval credits .he New York City and
Brooklyn, Pennsylvania has reduced her quota
almost entirely by patting good and true men in
the armies - of Meade and Sheridan. _ '
• When'the draft, was ordered Gov. Curtiswas
authorized' to organize, ten new regiments; and
witll his accustomed etlergy and promptness he
set about to complete 'them at as early a day - as
possible. In less than thirty days he had the tea
regiments filled up, and as more troopS weir of
fering, he assumed the' responsibility to con cue
he organize regiments until he had gixteed filled
up. One 01 these, the 204th is an Artillery regi,
meats, and has over 2,000 men, and one of sharp
shoMers numbering over I,2oo—in all about Is,-
00(1 men. The lidlowingis the list of them
isexh—Cal. H. G. Sickle..
Dotli—Col. A. A. Leckler.
200111—col. F. W. Diven.
F. Asbury Awl.
2172a1—C01. Charles Albright
21K1111--CoLlt W. Moors.
2.04 th Georg b 8 Gallup,.
20.1th—Col. J. A. Matthews.
207.th—Col. Robert C. Cot.
BOSth—Col. A. B..3realmout.
209thoL T. B. Cuufnual.
':loth—Cul. Win. Sergeant, .
2110;=-Ca W. Trinzb/c2
213th—CuL J. (.7. Briscoe.
All the foregoing regiments are ono year men ;
and officered by experienced _ officers, and embrace
many veteran soldiers iu their ranks. They Will
be almost if not quite equal to veteran regiments
tee lieu. Grant. - -
In addition to' the men organized in the new
•regitnebts, Pennsylvania has •sent not less than
20,000 remits to the old regiments under the new
call, and probably nearly 30,000. SuCh islthe re
cord of Peausyltania. Such is her devotion to
the cause 'of our eollunon country. Such is her
response to theblatant whinings of Chicago for a
"cessation of hoStilities,7 and such her verdict on
the "fitiln re" of the. wary- Will Pennsylvania turn
her hack on her own sons at the polls ott Tuesday
of next week, and declare that our saerititam and
triumphs in this war are vain I '
Nor. Curtin has been in feeble health for's -mt.
weeks past; but I% hile he could kwell'our gallant
armies hy, remninit at his pest, he did so In
obedience to the imperative demand of his med
ical advisers, he took a few weeks rest dt Sara
toga and New York, .aud returned ten days ago,
still enfeithled and unfit for entering upon ithe im
portant political &maiming in which we ore now
involved. Conscious however that the Safety or'
the government depends upon political success at
home, as well us upon military success in the field,
he resolved that he would make the effort to aid
in giving sietory to the Union party. He has
therefore gone to speak in the North and North
west. and the people will again -hear his - eloquent
voice ire behalf of our imperiled Nationality. It is
nut probable that he will be able to fill Many tip:
pomtments; but -he will speak' at Bellefonte,
Warren, Erie and other pomts if his Strength
permits.' It is a sad mistortunc that he has not
been able to canvass, the State from the Delaware
tee Lake Erie. Nofman in the State eau so fine
ow.fally rally the peliple to the'stdodard of night'
us Andrew U. Curtin. _—
The State looks well. It is being bate rly,con
tested, and will not give a large majorifY on' the
home votemn the II th ; but it will be enough—it
will he decisive.. We shall gain 'certainly four
Union Members of Congress, and shoW- to the
world that Pennsylvania is , safe for Lhicedn in
SUMMARY OF :WAR NEWS:
-Gen. Hooker left Washington on Saturday
for the West, where be will supersede Gei, Hein
tzelethan in th‘e.coinnand of the Western Depart
ment. - 4
—A Washington dispatch states that it is
ed that Lonzstreet i 4 in command in the Shenan
—Gen. Couch had anothe'r salute fired on bud
week in honor of Sheridan's iictorr over Early
at Fishers Hill.
—Gen. Sully had another battle - with 5,000 In,
dians about the 2lnt ult., -and defeated them.—
Capt. Fisk's Idaho train had been attacked by
the Indians, and the Captain was obliged to send
to Gen. Sully for help.
—Gen. Sheridan's victories are said to be the
result of his own plans, sanctioned by Lieut. Gen.
Grunt. So many prisoners have been captured
by Gen. Sheridan that it was found necessary to
send him reinforcements to furnitili a guard for
—The Ahny and Nary Journal of last week
says: " We knot(' that the Lieutenant General be
lieves he has the enemy in his grasp. We do not
speak from idle rumors, or from conjecture four:-
ded on,specniationz upon his movements: What
ever momentary dash of despondency may have
crossed him once, has gone." •
—There is reason to believe that Gen. Sherman
has received 'overtures from Governor. Brown and
Vice President Stephens. looking toward the re
admission of Georgia into the Union on the basis
of her abandoning the war and seceding from the
Confederacy', and submitted them to the Govern
ment here. deft Davis' presence in Macon- is
thought to be in reference to this matter.
—The rebel raid in MissOuri now appears fo
be for obtaining supplies, and copscripting citi
zens. liy returned prisoners the lbree is estima
ted at from 12,000;to 15,000, and it supposed to
be only Shelby's and Manuailuke's commands.
Nothing is known of Price's army. 'the rebels
are , all mounted, and their horses are all` in the
very best condition. The inhabitants of the south
western part of the State are fleeing to St. Louis,
and a great many have already arriva&there.—
Our forces are being rapidly. reinforce& About
12,000 militia are already 'under arms in St.
—Of the movement. on Richmond by Ord's and
Thruey's corps we have some details. Our loss in
generaftuid held officers has been severe. On the
.29th Gregg's cavalry moved out in front of War
ren's position and captured the outworks of the
`enemy on the extreme right. Gregg' afterwards
bad a severe fight at Tensley house and captured
about three handfed prisoners. General Meade
moved at the same time in the 'directioh of Pop
lar Church, and gained important positions.
Gregg's cavalry was heavily engaged with the re
bels on Friday, having gor e ,on a reconnoissance
in the direction of the South Side Railroad. Gen.
Kautz is reported to have cut his way through the
fortifications to Rocketts, which is very close to
-=Genernl'Sheridan sent an official dispatch to
the War Department from Harrisonburg on Thurs
day evening. HO pursued Early so closely through
New Market that the.rebel general gave up the
caller an,th took to the mountains.- The pursuit
was 'kept up to Port Republic, and seventy-five
wagons and finer ClaßollB were destroyed. Gen
eral Torbert win; sent to Staunton, which - he en
tered on theynth t and destroyed a large amount
of property. - lie then proceeded te Waynesboro,
destroying the iron bridge over the south branch
of the Shenandoah, seven miles of track and other
property. Fielding the tunnel well defended he
retired via Staindon Early is supposed to have
gone to Charlottesville. - His army at believed to
be - eo mpletele broken up. Tha destruction ofgriain
and forage has beim a terrible blow to the re.
—We present 'our readers with good naive
from the Army of the Potomac, coming too,in
1111 official shape, under the signature of Gen. Grant.
Gen. Ord's corps., advanced on Thursday morn
ing and captured a - long lino of rebel intrench
meuts.which are stated to have been very strong
fortifiCations; together with fifteen pieces of artil
lery and several hundred prisoners. This ad
vance eeema to -have been concerted one, for
Birney able moved forward with his Tenth
Corps at the same time, from Deep Bottom, and
carried the New Marken road , and' rebel intrench
ments. Gen.•Graitt waa 'with Birtiey sup&in
tending the movement ftithe time. Alter 13ieney
bad captured the intrenchmeats and seattered the
enemy in' all directions, - and was marching for
ward toward Richmond; Grant left him where
the 31ill Road intersects the New Market and
Richmond roads, no dimbt with a view to push
forward ourswhole army to support the advances
of Ord and Birnev. From the tone of Grant's
dispatch . we, are led to infer that he will urge the
advance ti.s far as possible.
TUE LLST SPEECH OF BOCCI:AN
The following is theTZpeech the lamented
STEPIILN A. Dot BIAS ertiir made—hi Chicago, a
feu• days previous to , his death. We commend
its manly spirit and its noble patriotism to all men
at the present time: '
MR. CH iIRMAN-1 thank- you-for the 'kind
terms with Which ;on have been pleased to wel
come me; I thank the committee and I thank the
eitizena of Chieagtt for thin grand and imposing
reception. But 1 beg you to believe that Ido not
do you the injustice to consider this ovation a
personal one, but rather that • I rejoice-in the
knowledge that it is an - expression of your devo
tion to the Constitution and the laws of our (mum
try l I will not conceal my gritificatiou at the
ineoutrovertable testimony which this-vast audi
rce presents, that whatever differences of opin
ion may have heretofore divided us, the-conviction
-now exists iu your mind that in dangerrMY loyalty
to my country may be relied upon. That ',dan
-ger is imminent none can conceal from themselves,
no matter how they may desire to avert the evil ;
but if war must be—if the bayimet must crush
social order and liberty then, before God, I feel
my conscience clear. I have struggled as lung as
there was hope, sod even after hope had almost
disappearedjor a peaceful 'solution of the trou
not - only tendered full satisfaction and
ample justice, tatproffered conciliation, eren to the
extent of magnanimity and generosity. The return
which frcreseire is war on our Go-rernment, the
match of armies on our capital, the obstruction of
ourbrade, the issue of letters of marque authorizing
pirdtes to prey upon our commerce—in short, a con
certed movement to blot out the United States from
the map of the world. The sample question is whether
we ere to maintain the Gorernment, or allow it tote
.striEken out of existance 6 thiise rho no-longer at
knowledge its authority, and seek'only to destroy it.
What excuse can the disunionist give Mr break
ing up the best ,Government the sun ever shed its
light upon I They are dissatisfied with the-result
of thp last Presidential election. Were they never
beaten before I Are we to tolerate the idea that
the defeated party is to resort to the sword t I
undei•stand it to be a fundamental principle that•
the voice of the people must counnand obedience
-They assume that in the election of a party can
their rights are not safe. What evidence
have we of it I I defy any tnau to show a fact
that will substantiate it. What one act has been
committed which they can complain off -:So far
as the rights of the South are concerned—the rights
of slareholders—no act has been committed - of which
they ran complain. There has never been the day
since the hour of Washington's inauguration dawn
to this mome - of, when the rights of the South have
stood firmer under the laws of the land. There
never was a time when they bad not quite as good
cause Mr disunion as now. What specific griev
ant. emu they assign from the day of Washington
to this Moment I If they.refer to the territorial
question, it is an extraordinary fact - that there is
now no act on our statute books limiting slavery
iu any manner. If to the enthreement of the laws,
the only complaint is that too much has been done,
that we have been too eager to enforce the fugi
tive slave law. -
Then, I ask, what excuse has the South for the
sehitine which they have concocted to windup the
Union t, The slavery question is a mere excuse.L,
The election of Lincoln ix but 'a pretext. The
preSent secession movement is the result of an
enormous conspiracy which was matured a year
ago. This conspiracy was framed by the leaders
ot the secession movements twelve months ago,
and they have used every - means to urge it on.
They have caused a man to be elected by a sec
tional vote, to demonstrate 'that the Uniou was
divided; and when the history of the country,
from the time ot the Lecompton Constitution to
the date of Lincoln's' election, is written, it will
appear, that a scheme was:maturing meantime
which was for no end except to break it up,
and they Used the slavery question as a means.
They desired to created purely sectional vote, to
demonstrate that the two sections could not live
together. The disunion card dictated that the
south was to carry its owu election, and that the
- North was toeleet Lincoln.' Then a united South
was to assail a divided North, and gain au easy
victory. 'This scheme was defeated by the over
throw of the disunion candidates in Kentucky,
Tennessee and Virginia.
Still the grand conspiracy existed, and the dis
union- movements was the result of it. But I
have no time, to. enter- into details. Armies are
raised, and war has been levied. There are but
two sides to the question, Auld every man must be
on the side of the United Stites or against it.—
There can be no* but patriots or traitors. 'Thank
God, Illinois is not to be doubted on this question.
They conspired to prodnce a civil war among Re
plzhlic.ani and Dimocrats,eapecting to step in and
accomplish an easy victory.: The scheme will in
volve civil war and bloodshed in the United States,
and the calautity is only to be averted by united
I repeat that, so long as the;re was a possibility
of settling the troubles peacefully, every sacrifice
was made and proposed, and now, when the ques
tion is to be transferred from the cotton States to
the corritields of Illinois, I' say, the farther off the
better. War is a sad think but civil war must
now be recognized as existing in the United States.
We can no longer close our eyes to the solemn
fact. In this exigency the Government must be
maintained, and the more:stupendous and over
whelming are our preparations, the shorter will be
the struggle. But, my countryman, we must re
member-that certaiu restrictions are to be obser
ved. We must not forget that we are Christians,
and that war mast be waged in a Christian spirit
—not against the rights of a people—not against
the rights of Women and children. Say that you
will sanction no war on rights, and say that never
will you lay down your arms until those which
you claim as your own are recognized. We
were born under the Constitution of the United
States,s and its provisions are our birthright.—
Then be prepared to enforce the inzdienable rights
which it confers.
We have peculiar reasons why we cannot re
cognize the right to secede and break up the.
Union. Once recognized it and you not only de
stroy the Government,but annihilate order, and
augurate anarchy such as disgraced the history of
of Meteors( days of the French revolution. .34.
friends, Sou have a solemn duty tO perfohn. ii
MI your power to maintain the Constittion, and
the GOvenunent which our fathers give us. The
greater the unanimity, the less the loss of life and
property, and the sooner the establishment of
peace. lam aware that we have some prejudice
to encounter, but that does:not surprise me. It
is - but a few short months since we passed a stormy
election, and it takes some little time to drive out
the party contentions and substitute patriotism ;
and yet he who would not sacrifice political dif
ference does not deserve the support of his coun
How then are we to present a united front
Cease to disease, cease to criminate and recrimi
nate. Indulge in no taunts as to who caused the
troubles, but unite manfully now, and when theflag
wares orer every in ckof our country argue the point
of authorship. When we shall have a government
for our children to live under, it will be time
.enough to discuss its difficulties, but now let him
be marked an untrue patriot who distrusts our
cause and cows dissension. I have said more
than I intended. It. is a sad task, but sad as it
is, bloody as it will be, I believe-in the justice of
our cause, and earnestly hope, to see every patri
ot rally around the flag of his country in the hour
of its per.,: I renew to you my grateful acknowl
edgeineuts-for the - imposing reception you have
given me::. I acknowledge it on behalf of the Gov
ernment and the flag of our country. You have.
demonstrated that you prefer to lay aside party
feelings,; and unite to a man in the councils of the
nation, in the field, and eve rnwhere that men can
make, theinselves useful and patriotic. Illinois
occupies a proud position before the nation, and
let her sous unite in the determined resolve Tim er
to permit this-Government to be dissolved.
The following pungent letter from Gen. Sher
man, dated the ieth - lilt.,'and ad/Imaged to Mayor
.Calhoun, of Atlanta; covers in a few patagrar t ys,
the whole ground on which sympathizers and dia.
loyal men onibble.about the war, Every candid
man who desires to be just to his country, should
read it carefully and ponder it well: ,
GENT/LEM:P.N.—I have your letter of the 11th,
in the nature of a 'petition to revoke my orders
removing all the inhabitants from Atlanta. I
have read it carefully, and give full credit to your
statements of the distress that will be occasioned
by it, and yet shall not revoke my order, imply
because my orders are not designed to irket the
humanities of the case, but to yrepare for the fu•
turn strnaleg in which millions, yea hundreds of
GEN. sur.varnav ON THE WAR. ;
October 5, 1864.
millions of good people . outside ofAtlanta, bate a
deep interest. We must have Peace, net only at
Atlanta, but in all America. To secure this we
must stop the war that now desolates our once , •
happy and favored country. To stop war, we -
must defeat' the rebel armies that are arrayed
against the laws and Constitution, which all must
respect and obey. -To defeat these armies we
'must prepare the way to reach them in their re
ceases, provided with the arms and instruments ,
which enable us to accomplish oar purpose.
sow, I know the vindictive nature of our ene
my, and that we may have years of military ape- -
rations from this _quarter, and therefore' deem it
wise and prudent to prepare in time. The use
.of Atlanta for warlike purposes is not consistent
- with its character as a home for families. There
will - be no manufactures, commerce or agtiealture
here for the maintenance of families, and sooner
or later want will compel the inhabitants to go.
Why not go now, when all the arrangemenhfare
completed for the transfer, instead of till the plun
ging shot' of _contending armies will renew the
scenes of the - past 'month t Of course, I do, nut
apprehend any such thing at this moment, • but
you do not suppese this army will be here till the
war 4. over. I - cannot discuss this subject with
yea fairly, because I cannot impart to you what ,
I proOse to do, but I assert that sri MILITARY
PLANS MAKE IT NECESSARY FOR THE INUARI
TANTS ,TO GO , AWAY, and I cart only renew my
' (ART ofservice4 to make their exodus, in any di
rection as easy and comfortable as possible. , ,—'
You cannot qualify war - in harsher terms than -I
War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and
those who brought war otrour countrydeserve all
the curses and maledictions a people can pour
nut. I know I had no band in making this war,
and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day
than any of you to secure peace. But you can
not have PEACE. AND A DIVISION OF oUR COUR
aff the United States submits to a division
now it will not stop, but will go on TIM. WE
REAP THE FATE OF MEXICO, WHICH IS ETER
NAL RAIL. The United States does and must
assert its authority wherever it has power; if it
relaxes one bit to preserve it, it is gone, and I
know that such is not the national feeling, This
'feeling assumes various shapes, but always comes
back to that of Union. Once admit the Union,
once more acknowledge the authority of the Na- •
tional Government, and instead of devoting your
houses, and streets, and roads to the dread uses
of wiir„l, and this army at once heeome protec
tors and supporters shielding you , from danger,
let it conic from what quarter it may. I know
that a few individuals cannot resist a torrent-of
error and passion such us has swept the South
into iebellum; but sou can point out; so that We
may know those Who desire a government, and
those who insist on war and its desolation. Yoa .
might as well appeal against the thunder storm
as against these terrible hardships of war. They
are inevlftable, and the only way the people ofAt
lanta can hope once more to live in peace and
quiet at home, is to stop this war, which can
alone be done by admitting that it began in error
and is perpetuated in pride. We don'twant your
negroes or your hotaes, or your houses, or your
land, or anything you have; but we do want and
will have a JUST OBEDIANCE TO THE LAWS OF
THE UNITED STATES. That we will have, and
if it involves the destruction of your improve.
melts we cannot help . it. You have lieretofon ,
read public sentiment in your newspapers, that '
Bic by falsehood and excitement, and the quick
er you seek for truth in other quarters, the better
I repeat, then, that, by THE ORIGINAL COM--
'ACT OF OOVERNMENT,IHE UNITED STATES
HAD CERTAIN RIGHTS IN GEORGIA WHICH HAVE
NEVER BEEN RELINQULSHED, AND NEVER WILL
BE; that the South began war by seizing forts,
arsenals, mints, custom-houses, etc., act., LONG
BEFORE LINCOLN WAS INSTALLED, AND BEFORE
THE SOUTH HAD ONE JOT OR TITLE OF PROVO
CATION. 1, myself, have Seen in Missouri, Ken
tucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, hundreds and
thousands of women and children.fleeing from
your armies and desperadoes, hungry, and with
bleeding feet. In Maylphis, Vicksburg; and Mis
sissippi, we fed thousands upon thousands of the '
families of rebel soldiers lett on our hands, and
whom we could not see starve. Now,
comes home to you, you feel very diffe nt—you
debrecate its horrors, but did not feel them when -
you sent car loads of soldiers and ammunition and
moulded shells and shot to carry war into,llen
tacky and Tennessee, and desolate the homes of
hundreds and thousands of good people, who only
ask to live in peace at their old homes, and under
the government of their inheritance. But these
comparisons are idle. I want peace, and believe
it can only be reached _through Union =diver,
and I will ever conduct war purely - with a view
to perfect an early success.
But, my dear sirs, when that peace does come
you may call on me for anything. Then will I
share with you the last cracker, and watch with
you to shield your homes and familiesi against dan
ger from any quarter. Now, you must go, and
take with you the old and feeble; feed and nurse
them, and build toe - them in, more quiet places
proper habitations to - shield them against the
weather until the MAD PASSIONS of , MEN COOL
DOWN ANTI ALLOW THE UNION AND PEACE ONCE
MORE TO SETTLE ON YOUR OLD HOMES AT AT.
LANTA.": ]ours in haste, ,
- W. T. Simnel's, Mal Gen.
HEAR THE REBEL VICE PRESIIDESt
, Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice Preoidentun
der Jeff. Davis, earnestly- opposed the secession
of Georgia from the Union, in a Convention of
that state called to decide the question in the win
ter of IS6I. In a speech before said ConTention,
Mr. Stephens said:
What reasons can you give that will even.satis
fy yourselves in a carrier moment—what- resins'
can you give your fellowoniferers in the calamity'.
that it will bring upon you 1 What reasons can
you give the nations of the earth to justify - it?.
AND TO WHAT CAUSE, OR ONE OVERT ACT CAN,
YOU NAME OR POINT, ON WHICH TO, REST THE
PLEA OF JUSTIFICATION ? WHAT RIGHT HAS
THE NORTH ASSAILED 1 WHAT INTEREST OP
THE SOUTH HAS BEEN INVADED 1 WHAT AM
TICE HAS BEEN DMDED 7 AND WHAT malt
FOUNDED Di JUSTICE AND RIGHT HAS BEEN
WITHHELD Can either of you, taday name ono ,
Governmental act of wrong, delibenitel ce par ?
posely : done by the Government at W • of ;
which the South has a right to compla int chat.
lenge the answer! While, on the other hand, let
me show you the facts of which I wish you to
judge/and I will only state facts which are dear=
and undeniable, and which now stand as reeordi
authentic in the history of onr'conntry."
Mr. Stephens then stated that the North gave
them the slave trade for twenty years—a three
fifths representation in Congress and in theElee
tore! College, and the Fugitive Slave Law of-1850
Also, that the North yielded to the demands of
slavery by giving them Florida, Louisiana and
Texas, and ample territory for four more Slave
States. He cautioned the Convention against the
proposed suicidal act of secession, and predicted
that ultimately they would fail, "and have your
lad slave wrenched from you by stern military
rule as South America and Mexico were ; or by
the vindictive decree of a universal emancipation;
which may reasonably be expected to follow.'
Mr. Stephens called attention to the fact that'
the South have always enjoyed the largeit amount
of benefits under the Government ; a largemajor,
ity of Presidentk were from the South, whilstthey
had " the control and management of- most of
those chosen from the North." They had 60
years of Southern Presidents, against 24 North
ern. and the same proportion of other officers
under the Government, including the Army and
Navy, and down to the clerks in the departments.
In conclusion, Mr. Stephens said: I:
" Leaving out of view, for the present, the
countless millions of dollars you mast expend in
a war with the North : with tens of thousands of
your sons and brothers slain in battle AND OFFE/% 1
ED UP AS SACRIFICES UPON THE ALTER OP YOUR
,Asinrrtox ! And for what, we Ask again* IT
is FOR THE OVERTHROW OF THE AMERICAN
GOVERNMENT, ESTABLISHED BY OUR_ COMMON -
ANCESTRY; CEMENTED- AND BUILT BY THEIR
-SWEAT AND BLOOD, AND POUNDED ON THE -
BROAD PRINCIPLES OF SIGHT, JUSTICE AND
HUMANITY ! and as such I must declare here, tut
I have done before, and which has been repeated
by the greatest and wisest of statesmen and pas
triots •in this and other lands, THAT IT IS THE
BEST AND FREEST GOVERNMENT. THE .MAST
EQUAL IN ITS RIGHTS-THE MOST /UST Di ITS
DECISIONS-THE MOST LENIENT IN ITS MEW.
RES, AND TILE MOST HCSPIRING N ITS PRAN6
PLES TO ELEVATE THF.RACEOF MAN THAT THE
SUN OF HEAVEN EVER SHONE UPON,"
The Rebel cheering over bicelellan's•nomins;
tion Was not confined to Lee's army. The Prov
idence Journal of the 24th, says • --
We have just seen a letter from a gallant and
accomplished officer serving with Sheridan. • 'He
writes that on a recent reconnoinance, when odr
forces came in sight of the enemy, the Rebels sent
up cheer after cheer:for McClean, which our
boys answered with thundering shouts fOrUncola.
He adds that the cheering of the Rebels for the
Chicago nomination, produced a very marked ef
fect upon our men, and strengthened their oppo
sition to the candidate that elicits such strpport. •