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Wednesday, November 2, 1864.
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11.1. Ewa W. HALE.
15. JOHN Wiants.
16.1:Mym IMoltwain.
19. Join' PATTON.
22. JOirh - P. PBMS7.
23. 1 E8MT:ft WJENSLN.
24 011 W. BLANCHARD.
HArrox H. Jnits,
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9. Joao A. 1117.8TAND.
Osmium F, Azzn. •
UND2N MEN ! the time for argument is
past. • AcrtoN, earnest, systematic, tire
less action alone remains to fulfil the mea
sure of loyal duty. In less than one week
the , • .le of the North -must determine
by t suffrages whether the war for the
life of the Republic shall be arrested in
thenddst of our victories by a humiliating
"cessation of hostilities"—whether our
sacrifices of brave men fallen-in our coun
try's cause, and of millions of treasure,
shall be pronounced vain and fruitless.
The issue cannot, must not be - evaded.
It stares every loyal man in the face; is
plain as if written in letters of living light,
so that he who runs mai read, and the
subtlest sophistry is defied to conceal the
momentous issue from the candid, intelli
gent and faithful citizen. If Gen. IP Clel
lan shall be chosen President it must be
acceTted by friend and foe at home and
abrdad, as a verdict in favor of Peace upon
any terms, even at the cost of digmember
ment-„while if the national verdict is for
. Mr. Lincoln, as it surely must be, it is a,
declaration that the war, now to all hu:
man appearances on the threshold of final
and complete success,- shall be prosecuted
until despairing traitors yield to the Maj
esty of the laws and the unity of the States.
We appeal to faithful men to appreciate,
the issue and give it that effort its crown;
ing importance merits. It is fraught with
the peace; the order, the safety of every
slitisen, for the maintenance of government
is the first duty—the last refuge of all. If
we would' accept a degrading peace our
government would be without honor and
, power, and its millions of suicides would
- be Without shame; and anarchy would be
the sad fate of the fairest continent of the
world. We should be without credit,
without security, without law, and op
pressed in every -hand, the direst despot
ism 'would be at—last_welcomed as the
fru* of our perfidy to our own and a sa- ;
.• - •
erg. country's cause.
' Th 4 loyal hearts beat strong with cord
- denee of final triumph. Indiana has spo
. ken;hy 22,000 majority; Ohio by overso,-
000 and Pennsylvania by over 12,000
with one accord declaring for the preser
vation of the goVernment and the vindi
cation of the honor of. brave armies. Thus
foreshadowed by the October verdict, the
' Nation cannot turn upon itself in NOvem
ber. But it must be decisive, as it can be.
The faithful people would stand appalled
should the math of the great struggle of
Tuesday next exhibit the Union ticket but
barely successful. And that is possible if
there. be'remissuess or over confidence.—
Already the moat glaring frauds are shown
to be in course of, consummation by our
desperate and unscrupulous foes, and
every loyal heart Must be quickened and
every loyal arm strengthened to give over
whelming victory to the Right. Forward
loyal men! The day is at hand—the
crowning triumph is within your grasp,
and enduring Peace, through victory, must
sood be restored to our Union, in honor,
might and Freedom!
The Supreme Court of this State, a ma
jority of the members being Democrats,
interpreted our constitution iv a manner
depriving such of our citizens as had en
tered the military service of the privilege
of voting at our elections. The injustice
done that class of our citizens in thus dis
franchising them was so apparent that
. last August the loyal people of the State
amended the constitution and put it be
yond the power of any court in future to
prevent the free enjoyment of- this right
by our soldiers. We rejoiced in the suc
cess of a measure' so just, -believing that
it would secure, to a class above all others
. entitled to it,` the exercise of a privilege
which every good citizen must regard as
inestimable. The adoption of the amend
ment was opposed vigorously throughout
the State by the Democrats. We saw as
well they that the votes of „men who
• were venturing their lives and enduring
the hardships and privations of camp for
the sake of an imperiled government were
not-likely to be cast for any man or party
whose simpathies were not Wholly with
that government in its struggle, and core3e-
Attently we understood well their grounds
of opposition to the measure. We never
supposed that its operation would be in
terfered with after it had become part of
' our constitution, but believed that with
_ _the, verdict of the people all active oppo
sition would cease. That we have been
disappointed in this may be our fault, abd
certainly it is if the old adage be correct
—"lf a 'man cheat you once it may be his
fault, but if the samenian cheat you twice
on the same thing it is yours." The frauds
In Kansas where, by stuffed ballot boxes
the Democracy endeavored to surrender
the new State to Slavery, were fresh in
our recollection, and the present gstantie
rebellion, begun by southern Democrats
and encouraged by a Democratic Presi
dent and Cabinet, under whose adminis
tration it was commenced, was before ns
Either of these interesting chapters in the
history of fhe Democratic party might
hAe been sufficient to put us upon our
guard against an attempt by the same
party to thwart the expiessed will of the
people here. But be this as it may, we
have this week to chronicle a bold and in
famous attempt by the Democratic return
judges of the counties of Adams, Bedford
and Fulton to accomplish that .very -ob
ject. They met in their respective coun
tieslast Friday to count the votes returned.
On the home vote the Democratic candi
date for Congress, i Coffroth, had a decided
majority in eagh of these counties; but
this majority-16s greatly reduced by the,
soldiers' vote which, counted in full, elects
Gen. Koontz. The Democratic judges,
determined to prevent.the fair and impai-.
tial operation of the law, and at the same
time earnestly desirous of having this dis
trict misrepresented two years longer by
the present Congredsman, took it upon
themselves, in Violation of law, to reject
certain soldier votes. Of the votes thus
rejected Gen. Koontz has one hundred and
sixty-two majority—which would be suf
ficient to elect him beyond all question.
They were rejected, as we have been in
formed,, for informality. In the different
poll books votes are - registered for candi
dates of other counties which, according
to the decision of these Democratic judged,
is in violation of that provision of the act
of Assembly under which the army votes
Were, cast, which requires that a seperate
poll book be kept and seperate returns be
made for the voters of each county. This
at most is a mere informality and such
mistakes are provided for by a subsequent
section of the same law which declares
that—we quote the exact words of the
law—no mere inforniality in the manner
of carrying on or executing_any of the pro
visions of this act, shall' invalidate any
election held under the same or authorize
the return thereof, to be rejected or set
aside. This law is plain and unmistaka
ble. It prohibits the very conduct these
judges have been guilty of and leaves them
without an for its violation. If we
rri to the general' election )aws in which
e defined the duties and powers of re
judges we find the following :
"It shall not be lawful for said judges or clerks,
in casting up the votes Which shall appear to have
been given, as shown by the certificates under the
76th and 77th sections of this act (referring-to
soldiers' votes) to omit or reject any part thereof,
ezcept when in the opinion of said judges said ter
tificate is so defective as to prevent the same from
being understood and computed in adding togethet
the number of votes."
If we have been correctly informed it is
not alleged that. the votes rejected were
defective in this respect and we are at a
loss to account for the conduct of the
judges in any other way than by attribut
ing to them'a bitter, partizan 'spirit that
hesitates- not to violate the most sacred
obligations in order to accomplish a desir
ed object. For their own credit we would
gladly believe that in pursuing this course
they have followed the advise of persons
whom they trusted and that they had been
duped by scheming and unprincipled men,
but the piovisions of the law are so plain
and unmistakable that he who runs may
read, and the circumstances will not per
mit charity to throw even this cloak over
their conduct. The fad that the same
outrage was perpetrated in three ofthe
counties composing this district and no
where else seems to indicate that it is the
work of a vile conspiracy undertaken in
these counties• to defeat the will of the
people and destroy the purity of the bal
lot-box. If it be so then it is another proof
of the , revolutionary character of modern
Democracy. In Kansa's it stuffs ballot
boxes and intimidates legal voters, it forges
soldiers' votes for Seymour in New York
and in Pennsylvania it rejects them when
cast for Union men. While the southern rei
bell in vain endeavor to defeat our sol
diers with bullets, the efforts of modern
Democracy to defeat them with ballots
will be equally futile. This its latest at
tempt to achieve a•victory by gross
cannot be successful and can only result
in exposing its Juithors to the contempt of
honest men. Despite their efforts, Gen.
Koontz will represent this district in the
next Congress, and the shameful public
career of Coffroth be brought to a-efose.
_ERN. ,
The Spirit is a journal of sorrows and
acquainted with misfortune. It has ex
hausted its versatile faculties to falsify the
position of both parties, but the obstinate
people have given it only grief for its
pains. It has piped but they danced not;
it has wept and they mourned not; it has
given them here a little and there a little
of everything but truth, and they have ob
stinately voted just as the Spirit didn't
want them to vote. They have eyes, but
the Spirit's arguments they see not; they
have ears. but its diatribes -they hear not;
and they have votes, but the Spirit's tick
et they vote not; and it is left disconsolate
with the only promise in The future that
more of the same sort is coming. But the
Spirit wouldn't die. It wasn't good
enough to die, and -it resolved not to die.
Even when its coppery body politic was
laid out; when mourners, made up of bat
talions of "short" candidates, were draped
in the weeds of sorrow and refusing to be
comforted; when the lifeless. carcass of
copperheadism luul even ceased to wrig
gle its tenacious tail, the Spirit made mer
ry in the very balls of death; was jolly in
jostling even the pall-bearers in their
train, and sported roosters in full feather
and proclaimed banquets of joy to grate
discordantly upon its house-hold - woes. It
had got to believe its own follies andfalse
hoods, and wouldn't believe any success
but that of its own candidates. It there
fore proclaimed them elected, and having
once declared them successful, it made up
its mind to stand by it in spite of election
returns and all the accepted rules of arith
metic. It first declared ' Pennsylvania
Dethocratic all over—Democratic in the
popular vote; Democratitin the Congress
ional delegation; Democratic in the Sen
ate, and Democratic in every other way.
It not only said so, but it flung ita banner
to the breeze with victory streaming on its
folds; thrust out its rooster and bid him
crow over the crushing Democratic major
ities: It had-Bigler in Congress; Miller in
Congress; White in Congress; CoferOth in
Congress; Ross in Congrbss, and Johnston
in Congress,, and it was merry; but in all
these ambitions National legislators it had
just made one mistake—the "other fellow"
was chosen in each instance. In the pop
ular vote of the State it had erred in but
one particular—the State -Was Union by
overeleven thousand instead of- Demo-.
cratic by five thousand; and the gAin of
two Senators over which it rejoiced with
exceeding joy, vas simply an error as to
the side to which the gain belonged. Ex
cepting these little irregularities and mere
clerical errors, the Spirit was right, and
being nearly right, it 'stack to it, and
means to stick to it until the funeral is
over and - the dead cleverly buried. In its
last chapter of rejoicing its merry notes
are somewhat chilled, but it still shouts
the tidings of victory. It, has learned of
the swan that sings its sweetest notes in
death, and it makes history repeat itself,
forgetful of the thoughtful poet who wrote
for such—
"Swans sing before they die—
well some died befele they sang !"
But Uneasy, discordant notes fall in
upon its later dulcet strains. Shadows
seem to. flit about its wreath of victory,
and sadness breaks keenly in upon the
symmetry of its song. "The army vote !"
Some fatal magic clings to that brief sen
tence—some spell-bound dream seems to
confuse the jolly journal with mingled
bayonets, bullets and ballots flitting about
the tented field, and it breaks in upon the
glorious summer of rejoicing and spreadi
over the festive scene the winter of dis
content.. "What:the army vote may be,"
says the disiOnsolate Spirit, "-we have no
means of ascertaining until it is officially
annomiced." . . It .has doubtless grown .
weary in searching, for this fabled "army
vote," but while it turned its anxious in
quiries everywhere but just where it could
be found, its labors were unrewarded with
definite information. "Only .e few scat
tering returns" could be gathered in the
diligent search of the Spirit, "from which
nothing can be decided with any degree
of Certainty!" Of course not! As the
State give only a very small majority, fo
the Unienlnfrty,' and as the "army vote"
give only about eleven thousand the same
way, it could not be expected that by such
"scattering returns," anything could be
"decided." Such a tax upon the imagi
nation as to require the Spirit to form an
opinion as to the result with such imper-,
feet sources of knowledge, is most nnrea.:
sonable, and it turn's its joy into expres
sive silence, and waits for November like
the weary, sworn-out, dying pilgrim who
" Waiting, ever waiting,
Till the ahadolta,aip a little longer grown."
Peace. nioumi'ng 4- .:S!pirit, the. People have
done well for the Republic, if not for thee!
The Commissioners named in the bill in
corporating the Connellsville and South
ern Pennsylvania Railroad Company, met
at Bedford on the Nth ult., to open sub
slription stooks and commence the work
of organization. Hori. Sitmuel L. Russell
presided at the meeting, and FIVE MIL
were subscribed to the capital stock, and
five dollars Paid in on every subscription.
Such an immense subscription made bone
fide, as it was, at once secures the early
construction of this most important artery
of trade, and must add fabulous wealth to
the Southern tier of counties in this State.
The stockholders adjoUrned to meet in
Philadelphia, on the 10th of November, to
effect a permanent organization of the
company by the election of President and
Directors. Thus far we have heard only
the name of Col. John A. Wright suggest
ed for the Presidency, and we shall be
glad to learn that he has been chosen and
accepted the responsible trust. He is One
of the most thorough and experienced
Railroad men •of the country, and with,
the sternest integrity combines the most
comprehensive 'and practical business
qualities. .We can think of no man who
could give a brighter promise of early
success to this-vital enterprise. •
The delay in the approval of the -bi l by
Gov.-Curtin. arising from the grave on
stitutional question earnestly urged b the
Baltiniore interests in opposition to he
reSumption by the State of the franchises
of the Pittsburg and Connellaville Com
pany,. necessarily postpones ; active opera
tions on the new road this season ; but we
are assured that the promptest measures
will be taken to put it in readiness for ra
pid progress next season. We presume
that the heavy subscriptions to the capi
tal stock made at Bedford came mainly
from those interested in the great internal
thoroughfares of the country—the Penn
sylvania Central and the Pittsburg, Fort
Wayne and Chicago Railroad, as the con
struction of great Simthern line is of
the utmost importance to. them. : The
Pennsylvania Central is now uneqUal to
its immense and steadily growing trade,
and by leading the Southern PeuusylVtuda
to the commercial city of our State by in
tersecting the Cumberland Valley at or
near Chambersburg, its through trade can
be well accommodated, and the local trade
of tho State immensely increased by de . -
velopiny the exhaustless mines and forests
of the counties between this and Councils
vine. The investment, on their part, is
therefore most judicious, and at once dis
enthrals the Southern counties, develops
their slumbering wealth, enhances the
value of °Very acre of laud on tke border,
and must greatly cheapen coal,lumber,
and every article, wanted from the West.
In addition it will make Philadelphia the
receptacle of all the wealth of 'Southern
Pennsylvania, and add greatly to the gen
eral prosperity of the Commonwealth.
This enterprise cannot be too earnestly
commended to the people of our county,
and we hope to see them co-operate gen
erously in pushing it forward to early
completion. ---,
BRING out the aged, the arm and the
sluggish on Tuesday next. A full vote
must gife a decisive Union triumph.
the iranidin fieptisitorp; tbatitbetsbag,
TEE political campaign being'' practi
cally over on the Spirit's side, since its
party scarcely elected men enough in Oc
tober to prove that they had a party or
ganization, it has naturally enough turned
its attention to bolster up its twin-cause
in the Shenandoah Valley. , It devotes
two columns to prove that Phil Sheridan
and General Grant don't understand war,-
and insists that some new plan must be
promptly adopted. Sheridan is hurting
our "erring brethren," and it must be al.='
rested. lie has destroyed their crops,
- and rendered it impossible for Early to
winter in the Valley and send out guerilla
parties to plunder and burn towns in Penn
sylvania. Such an infringement upon the
constitationalrights of the South excites
the liveliest indignation of the Spirit, and
it makes its last grasp for Nl'clellan by an
appeal for despairing rebels. It writes
"with sorrow!" Surely it may well mourn,
for its kindredjournala of rebeldom mourn
deeply over the desolation of the Valley,
and the defeat of Early. They mingle
their tears with the Spirit's because the
Valley is nor untenable for their troops,
and raiding on the rich border is at an
end, and they mourn too with the Spirit
that Early's defeat insures the enforce
ment of the draft and the defeat of the
Democracy. Mourning friinds--
"Distinct as the billows, but one as the se•a."
Let mingled tears dished. for treason
has brought upon itself its own curse. and
defeat and humiliation come from Sheri
dan's thunderbolt alike to Democracy and
Traitors! But 'the Spirit has a rem
edy. It would protect the border people.
It yearns for 'their safety, and affection
ately writes then! to embrace what little is
left of the cause of Vela= and be Secure.
Looking to the peace, tranquility and pro-
tection of the border, it bids the people
"to read and study General, M'Clellan's
method!" We beg to advise our afflicted
cotemporary that the people of the border
have done more than "read and study
Gen. M'Clellan's method"—they have ex
perienced it, and prefer to have as little of
it as passible. When Gen. M'Clellan was
on this side of the Potomac With 100,000
men, the'rebel Gen. Stuart illustrated - the
Welt:Han "method" by raiding clear
through Franklin and Adanis counties,
stealing one thousand horses and taking
such other property as pleased him. If
Gen. M'Clellan's "method" made the bor
der entirely unsafe with .10,0011 men to
protect it, how many millions would his
"method" require to insure tranquility and
protection to our people t Will the Spirit
figure it out
—As to the winnings of the Spirit about
"the changing fortunes of war." none but
the craven hearted will respond to it. Let
it and its supporters stand up for filling
the ranks of our brave soldiers—for pros
ecuting the war vigorouSly until treason
bows to the majesty of the laws, and the
safety of every foot of the border will be
assured. Rebel armies hat=e become but
hordes of vandals as our blackened wallS
and desolated homes testify, and we must
strike boldly at their vital points and at
their resources, instead of shivering like
coward over the possible "changing for
tunes of war." War is upon us, by the
act of traitors, and we' must meet it like
men—not like trembling slaves!. Our
homes will be safe only' when the armies
of crime are defeated and the Union re
stored by the triumph of the loyal peiqile
at the polls and the Union armies in the
THE Spirit should own up to the loss
of its immense majorities it announced
immediately after the October elections.
The people - no) - that they are all
gone, and go e form- 'l', and it might ;is
well own u) in some vriy or-other. Let
it do like its lly, the .ichmond Examiner,
in accounting ' tl . loss of Early's guns
in his late fight with Sheridan. It says
that "the captured artillery got mixed up
with Early's own artillery, and he had to
abandon thq whole." . If everanything
got mixed up it was the Spirit's Demo
cratic majorities. They got awfully "mix
ed up," witli a perfect flood of Union ma
joriti, and the Spirit must imitate its
great Peac ' champion, Gen. early, and
"abandon tae whole!" No other why to
get out of he falsehood with a show of
decency. [ '
Tn. E unign men of Maryland have nonce
Mated Hon'. Thomas Swan for Governor;
Dr. C. C. Cos for Lieut-Governor; Hon.
Alex. Rantall for Attorney General; Ro
bert J. Jui p for Comptroller, and Hon.
i i
Daniel Wi!isel for Judge of: Appeals.=
These nominations are made under the
new Free Constitution of Maryland and
we eannott doubt that they Will be sue
csssfuj. Maryland well - nigh sacrificed
her gteat *truggle for &enthralment from
Slaver by supineness, but that danger is
not now be • apprehended, and We con
fidently look for a clear and decided' ma
jority of the whole vote of the State to he
cast for ithe Union ticket. The Union
men of Maryland egn poll a positiveina
jority of the whole vote, Mid they owe it
to them. Ives and to their cause to do so.
WE W,arn our people against believing
anyof the lies and "last cards" that will
be i,ircniated from• now till election. Re-
membl that those lies do not change the
Chi* Platform,. do' not change that
platforin's sympathy for treason into love
for the/ Union, do .not change Pendleton,'
from the man who would never "vote for
a cent/of money!' with which to crush out
tress on into a, and do not change
the 4eneral who retreated to a gunbotit
during a battle into the General who goes'
into the field and "takes the matter in
hand and wins glorious victory. These
Hell do not and can -not change the real
issue/before the peophl, of "Country or no
Ceimry." •
WARD, Chairman of the Demo-
State Committee, issued a short ad
t two weeks ago declaring the State
cratic by
n from "soy** to ten thou-
Baia" A week later , he issued another
addiess, and to get out of his first false
! •
hood, he made the second so long that no
- would read it. Mr. Ward goes on
the rumple of the landlady who found
oit hat her boarders didn't like and then
ga . l - them plenty of it.
OrtrustreArED—the Spirit over "the
army vote." It has been able "to procure
onlynfew scattering returns," for the very
good reason that it don't hunt wellin that
direction. Will somebody call and in
-form it that the " few scattering returns"
give over 11,000 Union majority, and send
a very distinct invitation to one Gen . .
Alexander Hamilton Coftroth to. stay out
of the next Congress i The only ,sense in
which the army returns is " scattering" is
the admirable manner in which it has
scattered the hopes of a cord or so of cop
pitr:head candidates. " Scattering" is the
word, as they can well testify !
FREE elections don't suit the Democrats.
COffroty its beaten fairly and they, throw
out enough votes in Adams county to give
him an apparent victory. The army votes
against M'Clellan; and they forge ballots,
&c., 'for soldiers and send them to New
York by the store box ;.but the people can
overcome all their votes, both fair and
LET every Union vote be polled. No
Union man should rest until every Union
voter--is on hatd or certainto be on hand
on election day. One vote lost in each
election district in Ihe'State would make
a change of nearly five thousand.
TUESDAY next is the day that mak de
termine whether 'we shall concede. to
wicked, despairing traitors, or crush trea
son to the earth and preserre•the govern
ment. Choose well for whom your votes
shall be east.'
FRANKLIN can and we doubt not will
give Lincoln a majority on the home 'vote.
Union men let each do• his full share to
redeem the county.
RETIREE—the Spirit'R rooster to winter
quarters for mint of re inforcements.
May it live merrily till it gets them.
, THE Democricy of Fulton gave 'their hill vote
ta one J. Nelson Sipes for District Attorney, who
is now ti skulking deserter from the draft, and
dare not show himself: Of course, his elected
as the officer charged with the pAweution - of all
offences against the laws. Justice has a jolly set
of guardians - over that way !
THE_ Union men of Washingthn county, Md.,
kayo made,the following legislative . nominations:
Setiator—Joi. F. , Davis, of Hagerstown:
Delegates—eapt: E. F. Anderson, of Hagers
town; Henry S. Eavey, of Boousboro;lieury S.
Miller, of Williamsport; Frederick IC Zeigler,
of Leitersburg; B. F. Cronise, of Sharpeburg.
—Twenty-tour pieces of cannon captured froin
Early arrived in Waahington on Saturday._
—The rebel; under Forrest, Chalmers and Bu
ford are threatening an attack on. Paducah, Ky.
—Early has issued t l ,a-lengthy order, attributing
his recent defeat to fhe desire of his troops for
,—Gen. Price, at last accounts,- was nealr.Gar
: tliage, in Missouri, in full retreat, with our'eaval
ry in pursuit. •
—The case of the Verinont iaiders has been
transferred to Montreal, and the proceedings post
, polled until this . week on account of the Catholic
—Guerillas attacked the steamer Belle, at Ran
dolpe, on the 3fississippi. on Thursday night.—
Two paymasters were killed and several of the
crew were wounded.
—lmboden's command attacked the garrison at
Beverly, W V., on tl 29th, and after two hours
fighting were sent off:with a loss of about half the
whole force. Our losi but 28:
—Winfield, W. V. was attacked on Wednes
day morning by guerillas, who made three desper
ate charges, but were repulsed by a detachment
of the 7th W. V. cavalry.'
—The Provost Marshal of Buffalo on Sunday
received notice that a raid wati planned- against
that city by rebels in Canada. The militia are
under arms, patrolling the city, and the tugs armed
to defend the harbors
Gillem deteated%Vaughan's rebel brig
ade at Morristown, in east Tennnssee, on Friday.
The enemy was driven in confusion many miles.
The celebrated McClung battery and about 500
prisoners were captured
—The, rebels were defeated in a late attack on
De Soto, Alabama. Hood is said to beagain at
tempting strategical movements, and trying to get
in the rear of Sherman. Paducah is said to be
Threatened again, on the Ohio.
—A few days ago a parti , of Rebels, in the dis
guise of passengers, captared the fast steamer the
Davis, near
- the mouth of the Rio Grande, Texas..
She was taken to Brownsville, where, it was re
ported, shei would be fitted up as a pirate,.and
sent out to destroy American commerce.
—ln the Alabama Legislature a resolution in
favor of peace . upon the basis indicated in the Chi
cago platform was introduced on the 10th, and
caused much discussion. The body adjorned after
refusing to accede to the Governor's call for aid
to strengthen the defenses of the State.
• .—General Gillem attacked Vaughan at Morris
town, Tennessee, on the 30th, and captured five
guns mid two hundred prisoners, besides routing
the enemy. General Gtanger took six guns and
one hundred and thirty prisoners,. The rebels
treated fro Decatur. Both Beauregard and.
Hood ar rai be with the army which attacked
Decatur. '
—We nave thl
substance of official telegrams
from Maj. Gen. ( leasanton, commanding the cav
alry now in puTit of Price and the invaders of
Missouri. _ Our en had marched.ninety-two miles
in two days, fig ging more than half the time,
We had less than,ooo—Price had 23.000; yet
he had but one cannon left and was out of ammu
nition, having blown up his train and burned 400
wagons to save them from capture. We have 2,
OW prisoners and • several thousand stands of
arms. Price's army is reported as completely de
moralsized and flying in every direction.
—General Dnfie was captured on the 25th about
five miles from Winchester, an the road to Mar
tinsburg, by guerillas. He was riding in an am
bulance, and - had with him an escort of twelve
men, who all escaped. The guerillas belonged to
Meetly's gang, and numbered about four hundred.
Later in the day they attacked the head of the"
large train winch left Martinsburg in' the morn
ing. Finding that the guard was too strong they
were persuaded to leave, after two or three shells
were thrjVW — n among them, by a battery which ac
companied the train. , .
—Dispatches from Gen. Grant state that an ad
vance in force, for fhe purpose of reconnoissance,
was made on Thursday by Warren andllancoek.
In the evening the rebels attacked HancoCk vig
orously, but were repulsed. At every point the
enemy was found intrenched, and his works man
ned. General Butler- extended around well on
the Yorktown road without finding a point un
guarded. Hancock held posession of the field
until midnight, when he commenced Withdrawing.
We captured several loaded wagons, some beef
cattle and 910 prisoners Our casualties were
The Governors of Virginia, North. Carolina,
South Oar°lina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi
held a meeting in Augusta, Georgia, on the- 17th,
and passed resolutions which declare that it is ne
cessary thqt every male person of suitable age, and
without regard to color, shall at. once be put in
the southern armies, and that all details of men as
specialagents, provost and other guards through
out the country shall be at once called ih and
placed in the ranks. With regard to the employ
ment of negro soldiers, the resolutions declared
that they are forced to that policy by the similar
use which their, enemies have made of negroes,
• ud that in fact every means must be restored to
arc the independence of the confederacy, and
t they must succeed in that or perish in the at
tempt. They further call upon the confederate
Congress, which meets in November, to use the
most vigorous means for the defence of the con
federacy. The resolutions are. addressed to Jeff.
Davis and the rebel Congress,
We re-publish our bibles of the houie vote Of
Franklin county, with tht official army vote added:
Congress, '62. COogress:64. ?fleas4l,ii,e
g C 2. o o ..!! 5
2 :
Antrim 394 416 431 , P 4 ; 424 - ; 432
North Ward— 3R3 - 119 251 140 240 152
South Ward.. 187 179 261 201 254 208
Concord 23 ;98 19 87 ts 84
Dry Run. 64 82 90 9S t 89 96
Fayetteville... 263 15! .208 179 208 180
Greenvitlage.. 153 62 163 102, 161 1 01
Guilfonl 118' 139 - 123 1 163 , 185
Hamilton 95 124 ": 99 132 99 132
Letterkenny 124 ' 209 123 212 . 126 214
Lurgan 88 , 118 80 130 I 80 130
Loudon. 75 ; 80 78 87 ; 79 , & 4
Metal 118 84 119 74 119 74
Montgomery.. 181 128 ' 202 139 ; 200 144
Orratown 65 123 71 110 70 110
Petem. 112 46 132. 48 , 130 49
Quincy .134 269 170 282 : 167 284
Southampton,. 57 58 •49 67 ; 33 ,58
SulphurSpriog 36 45 23 41 41
St. Thomas— 122 136 131 127 : 130 '165
Washington... 301 261 277 M 9 277 239
Welsh Run..., 71 143 77 135 i 78 135
Warren 55 50 36 47 1 - 34 49
Army vote. .. 248 137 ; 230 '134
3124 3148 3508 3457 1 3431 3477
Assembly. Commissioner.
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C'l it.
421 421 433 421
173 104 • 238 150
231 177 ; 252 208
87 87 19 87
96 94 90 ; 95
179 176 207 ' 180
109 101 i 164 102
le; 176 164 184
136 - 100 131
213 211 .• 128 212
1'.;.17 130 80 i 130
89 ' e 4 78 87
74 70 119 74
145 140 202 141
11U 110, 41 110
40 41 132 48'
298 247 170 28'2
67 . t.O 49 67
41 41 23 41
169 - 1115' 131 167
245 215 ; 277 239
137 1'35: 75 135
47 47 37 47
147 1181 203; 140
Antrim 431 432
North Ward .. ` - s.). 216
South Ward .. 285 231
Concord ' PJ I9
Dry Run. 91 89
Fayetteville— 211 206
.Greenvillage.. 165 157
Guilford 172 169
Hamilton 132 96
Letterkenuy 127
80 811
80 76
MetaL 19.0 118
Montgomery.. 203 198
Orrstown 71 71
Peters 139 131
Quiney 204 154
Southampton.. 56 . 49
SulphurSpring 23
St. Thomas .. 132 130
Weibington... 275 20
Welsh Run .. 75 76
Warren 36 36
Army vote .. 252. 224
31'11 3376
33e0 3442 i 3478
4rditor: coionn..
.*O• : :
•: F :
A 32 422 4221 431
248 ' 142 2474 143
2.59 21X1 259 901
19 87 19 ,87
89 95 90 94
207 181 206, 181
163 103 -16:1 103
165 18:1 165' 183
98 132 99 132
126 214: 128 212
71 129 Fl 130
7e PS . 88
119 74 119 74
.909 141 55.2 140
71 110 71 110
132 48 132 48
170 2 4 2 zas 265
49 67 - 49 67
11.3 • 4'l. 23 41
131 167 131 167
277 Z 39 Pin 238
73 135 73 137
'37 47 37 47
200 140 197 140
Antrim 432 421
North Wanl... 2.52 138
South Ward.. 264 198
Concord •19 87
Dry Run .... 88 97
Fayetteville:— 209 178
Greenvillage— 169 97
Gin!lord 167 181
Hamilto9- 101 130
Lettarkenm•.. 212
Dugan 80 130
London 70 87
Metal 119 74
3fontgornery.. 2(92 141
1/nl:town .... 71 :110
Peters 1:39. 49
170 282
southamptori— 411 67
SalphurSpring M, 41
St. Thomas.— 131 167
Washington.— 277 239
Welsh Run.. . 75 135
Warren 37 ' 47
Army vote.... W. , 139
3475 3446 3441 3466 3451 3459
3474 Armstrong ' 3478
34311 : partisan L.. 3442
—; Armen)** maJoiity ;36
46';,' Director .f Cite p oor.
CrineelL ' ' 3475
3508,D. J. Skinner 3446
34571 Criswell'. majority.. 29
1 4ruditor. ,
Koontz's majority— - 51 t 3fartin , - 3466
Assernidq. M. IL Skinner ' 3441
31-ei • Martin'. majority:-... 25
3;376 ; &Ironer.
'3560151i11er..,. t ' 3459
3'298: Wertz ' 3451
Kimmell's majority
Cuff roth
M aura.
M'Clure has 52 over Sharpe ; 334 over Mitchell,
hod 256 over Roath, his colleague' Boath has7B
over Mitchell. Sharpe has 204 Aver Roath, and
282 over Mitchell, his colleague. f.
We give the following as whit we regard a
correct list of the members of both branches of
the new legislature:
17. B. cr.katapneys t U.
John,AL Dunlap, U.
18. George. H. Bucher, D.
19. Wrn:McSherry, D.
20. Geo. W. Honselkolder, U
21. Lenin W. Half U.
HirleHaines, U.
22. Wm; A. Wallace, D. ,
M. 0. L Larnbezton, D.
24, John Latta, D.
M. J. L. Graham,, U. -
" Thee, J. Bigbam, U.
M. Win:Hopkins; D.
27. C. C. McCandless, U.
M. Thomas Hoge, U.
29. Morrow B. Lowry, U.
I. Jere Nicholls, U.
2. C. bt. Donovan, D.
3. Jacob,E. Ridgeway, U.
4. George Connell, U.
5. W. Worthinwon, U.
" Horace Royer, U.
6. Oliver P. James, D.
7. George B. Schap, D.
8. •Heister Clymer. D.
9. Wm. M. Randall, D. •
10. H. B. Beardsley, D.
1L W. J. Turrell, U.
111. J. B. Starke, D.
13. S. F. Wilson, U.
14. John Walls, 13.
15. Dr Montgomery, D.
16. D. Fleming, U.
1. William Foster, U.
2. Wm. IL Ruddiman, U.
3. Samuel Josephs. D.
4. Was. W. Watt, U.
5. Joseph T. Thomas, U.
6. James Freeborn, U.
7. Thomas Coehrin,l.l.
8. James' N. Kerns,
9. Geo. A. ,Quigley,D.
10. S. S. Paucoast, U.
1/. Frank D. Sterner, U.
12. Luke V. Sutphin, Sr., U.
13. Jas. Donnelly, IL '
14. Francis Hood, U
-15. Geo. DeHaven, Jr., U.
16. Wm. F. Smith, LI.
17. Edward S. Lee, C.
18. James Miller, U.
John Missimer. D.
Frederick Hamer, D
Henry H. Rhoads, D.
E. Billingfelt, U.
R. W. Shenk, U.l
Day 'Wood, U.
Charles Dennes, U.
- Lebanon.
Isaac Hoffer, U.
H. C. Alleman.-U.
Daniel Ealser, U.
John F: Spangler, D. -
James Ouneron,
Dr. John D. Bowman, D.
reiry and ; Franklin.
Alex. K. M'Clure, U.
J. M:Dowell Sharpe, D..
James X Marshall, D.
Sontersd,Bedford and Fulton
Gen. Moses A. Ross. U.
D. B. Armstrong, U.
Bradford and Sullivan.
I Joseph Marsh, U.
Ellwood Tyson, U.
N. A. Pennywker, U.
Wm. n. Woad!, U.
Nathan J. Sharpless, U.
Dr. A.D. Markley, D.
Edwin Satterthwaite, D
Bunko. - -
Luther Calvin, D.
Francis W. Headman, D.
Nelson Weiner, D.
James F. Kline, D. ,
S. C. Shinier, D.
Owen Rice, D.
. Carbon and Monroe.
Peter Gilbert, D.. -
Wayne and Pike.
SL Nelson, D.
Harry Hakes, D.
Anthony Grady, D.
Daniel P."Seybert, D.
&aguelumna and Wyoming.
Geo. H. Wells, U. -
Peter M. Osterhout, U.,
Lyconeing, Union and Sny
G. B. Manly, U.
Samuel H. Orwig, U.
Samuel Alleman, U.
Columbia and Montour.
Wm. H. Jacoby, D.
Truman H. Purdy, D.
Tioga and Potter.
A. G. Olmstead, U.
John W. Guernsey, U.
Clinton, Cameron and Mc.
, • Blair:
Joseph t). Adltua, U
' Ontario.
14 Pershing, D.
C *44 Elk and Forrest.
Thomas:J. Boyer, D.
Clarion and Jefferson.
' W. W. Barr. D. , •
John W. McKee' t
Indiana:: and Ifistn;orcland.
Geo. E. Smith, 17.
James R. McAfee. 11,
James McElroy
i Fayette. c.
Thema/ill Searlight, D.
Thomni Rave, D.
Bearer and Warkivtais.
Robert R. Reed,' U.
Jamey R. Kelley, U.
M. S. Quay, U.
Venango and Warren. •
W. D. Brown,
Wm. Ineria, U.
Danford. •
J. C. Sturtevaut, C.
Geo. IL Bemea,' U.
Atka , llinty.
John P. Glass, U.
IR. A. Colville, 11.
Alfred' Slack, Ti.
!Samuel Chadwick, U.
Geo. Y. McKee, U.
H. B. Heron, U.
Lawreitce, Mercer and Butler
Hasslet, U.
John 11. Kegley, U.
, Runnel McKinley, U. -
'Charles Koonce, U.
Union. Dem.
18 - 15
64 36
E. B. Elthvil, 1)
Cyrus T. Alexander, D.
Hunrivirdon, "Jertiata and
John BaWelch; U.
John N. !Swope, IL
Michael Weaver, D.
Joshua Boyer, D.
John Dormer, D.
Union majority on Joint
HENRY S. FoATE, of the rebel Congress,
who at one time disgraced the 'United Stales Sen
ate by holding a seat in it, in a recent Speech said
"Should the Chicago nominee - be defeated, as
I believe to be scarcely possible, such a result
would be so clearly attributable to force or fraud,
on -the part of the unprincipled faction now in
power, That it would not be reasonably expected
- that the great body of the Stites Rights DemO
cracy of the North, now so fully and deliberately
committed fo inflexible opposition to the atro
cious despotism organized in Washington city,
would be -found willing to submit tothat despot. ,
ism for four 'Tara more. I:venture to predict,
therefore, that should McClellan and Pendleton
be defeated, the States in which the Republican
Presidential ticket shall be found to hare. failed,
with a view tosecuring thettufelves from threaten
ed enslavement will themselies promptly secede
from the Federal Union; that one or more new
confederacies, based on true State Rights princi
ples, will be immediately farmed, which must
naturally seek • a military alliance with the Con
federate States, after which, l as is moat manifest
this most unnatural and exhausting War would be
soon promptly brought to an end."
i Novembei 2, 1864
How Our Heroes Were to be Cheated!
The Peace Party's - /lan for Success!
SEVERAL Tactics were arrested, and tried
_a military commission at Baltimore last
week, upon the.sharge of preparing large quan
tities of soldiers' ballots to-be used in the New
York election. A boa. three feet long and two
ft et deep tilled with such ballots, was seized.—
Some of. the defendants are the State agents ap
pointed by Gov. Seymour. One of them made a
confession on Thursday, and said that he had
signed the names of a great many soldiers to'blaaks
which were to be filled up with local candidates.
Otheri forged the names of
_officers. The trial
was Concluded on Friday, but the findings of the
commission will not be made public until submitt
ed to the President.
The following is the confession of M. J,Ferry,
one of the party implicated in the frauds :
"I do not recollect the time whedthe first pa
krs were forged, but it was in the presence of 0.
IC. Wood, of Clinton county, New York. It waa
done in my office, No. 85 Fayette street, Balti
more. lam and have been for the past twoyears
the agent of the State 'of 'New York, appointed
by Governor Seymour, to look after the sick and
wounded soldiers of New York. I first saw Wood
on Wednesday of last week, at my office. He
came abd represented himself as an agent of the
Central Committee of his county to look after its
local ticket. lie talked about the way in which
the votes could le. taken.
"It was agreed that we should sign the names
of soldiers and officers and then send them home
to have the local tickets tilled in. I made out small
papers ; I signed the name of soldiers on quitea
number of them; I cannot tell what name , " we
signed; the papers are in_the bundle r -now on the
table ;-I did not sign the names of officeri, - but
Donohue signed any quantity of them ; there was
a large package of these papers left with me, which
I destroyed : that package contained over two hun
dred : Donohue signed them all.
"The idea of forging these papers was first sug
gested by a wan named Stephen Maxon: He is
from the western part of the State of Newiyork.
I do not know from what county.. Ho is not iu
the service. He Ma State Agent. I cannot say
at what time it was first proposed to forge these
papers - , but it was at most two weeks ago. Ido
not think there was anybody present but Donohue
and myself when Maxon first proposed to forgo
the papers. There was a men named S. M. Brundy
in my office. He is now in New York. Also a
man named H. Newcomb. _I never saw him until
he came there. He is a lkWyer in Albany. Part
of the forged papers were made in my office and
part brought there. They were usually brought
in a bundle tied up. Ido not know who brought
them. I had no letters from Peter Cogger except
what were found in mtdesk. I never knew of
any correspondence on this subject With General
Farrell, the Commissary of Subsistence,except the
package whickyou have. The package contained
a lot of blankrenvelopes and powers of attorney,
with a letter from General Farrell, marked "con
fidential," which contained a list of the names of
residents of Columbia county.
" I did notlet any one know thatl destroyed
the forged papers left with me; but told my as
sociates that I sent them to different parts of the
State to be mailed. A young man came from
Washington ou Friday or Saturday last, saying if
I had any spare blanks, to send them onto Wash
ington. lam not certain that ho did or did not
say anything about there being twenty men over
there who could attend to these papers. Ido not
know hoW many forged gofers were heat off; but
I heard them say that they, sent them from Wash
ington by . the dry goods box full. Ido not recol
lect hearing them talk despairingly but they talk
ed quite-jubilantly and confident, I sent a package
of forged papers to General Farrell; with the fol
lowing letter :
BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 1864.—My dear Sir.—
If you are energetic' you will be able to get the
within votes all arranged fot the Bth of Novem
ber. I should hate done more to them, but I have
not time.. They are all on the' square, the same
as. the Blacks got theirs.: Neither would bear
close scrutiny. Ed. Donohue said send this on to
you, and nave done it. Truly, yours,
(Signed.), DEMOCRAT."
P. S.—They are all soldiers, company and regi
ment all 0. K. The rest I have nothing to say.
If you have no use for them send them back.
(Signed.) M. J. FERRY,
"No. 85 N. Fayette street, 13altimore. - 3fd." .
—Nathan A. Farwell, has-been appointed U. S.
Senator from Maine, in place of W. P. Pessenden.
—The President has issued a proclamation ad
mitting Nevada into the Union as a State, in ac
cordance with act of Congress.
—Governor Bradfiltd, of Maryland, on Satur
day,_ issued hisproclamation announcing the adop.
tim of the new free State constitution.
--'4.-The Maryland Court of Appeals has refused
to grant a mandamus against the Governor in re
lation to the soldiers' vote on the new State con
—The election in West Virginia on Thursday,
resulted in the complete success of the Union
ticket. Governor Boreman was re-elected with
out •opposition._
—The rebel army cheered when McClellan was
nominated. It would cheer louder to hear of his
erection. All the traitors, north and south, are on
his side Who is the dupe
—Thomas A. R. Nelson,. of Tennessee, one of
the Democratic electors nominated in that State,
and a signer of the remonstrance against Andy
Johnson s hardehell oath, has come out for Lin
coln and Johnson,
—George Francis Train, a member of the Chi
cago Convention, is canvassing Pennsylvania
against McClellan. He speaks every day up to
the electron. He produces "a great sensatien
wherever ho goes.
—A paroled soldier has made oath that the
Rebels made him the offer to set him at liberty
if he would vote for McClellan. His name IS
Franklin Schwenk, Company H. Thirteenth Penni
sylvitnia Cavalry.
—There are but three Copperhead Legisla
tures in Free States. They are—New Jersey, In
diana and Illinois, and we read those three are
the only Free State Legislatures which deny the
. right' of the Soldiers to vote
—Little McClellan is prepared to surrender
everything he holds sear, for the benefit of bis
country—except his commission ; which reminds
us of Artemus Ward's resolve to see all his male
relatives sacrificed rather than let the'war fail.
4 —"The Union must be preserved at all beards,
months McClellan. Pendleton boldly declares:
"If these Southern States cannot be reconciled;
I would bid them farewell so tenderly that they
would forever be touched by the recollection of it
—"I cannot vote far Gea. McClellan," said a
mutilated soldier in one of our hospitals, a :few
dap ago, "because he said George W. Woodward's
opinions were his own lust - year, and George W.
Woodward decided (as a Pennsylvania Judge)
that a soldier had no vote atoll.
—The soldiers inrthe armies have a double bat
tle— we a single one. They handle ballots and
bullets. They ask us only to use ballots as faith.
fully as they use either ballots or 'bullets.. And
we should consume with shame and perish from
among men, if we allow our brothers in the field
to be turned flank and rear by a Rebel victory at
the Northern polls.
A 2 51
—Orestes A. Brow - tison, heretofore vehemently
opposing Mr. Lincoln, now declares that the choice
between the candidates of Baltimore and of Chi
cago is virtually a choice between Union and Dis
union, hence be goes for Mr. Lincoln. He says:
"1 cannot vote for -a Peace 7 ticket, for this war
has coat me too much for me to be willing it should
end till the rebellion is put down and the authority
and majesty of the government vindicated."
On Tuesday, the day of the election in Indi
ana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the rebels hung out
a huge placard at a point in their outer
fore Richmond, upon which was inscribed, ~Vote
for McClellan," and fired a blank charge to call
attention to it. It got attention 'speedily—good
Union attention. A concentrated discharge - of
allotted guns knocked placard, breastwork, Mc-
Clellan canvassers and all into finders.. The Chi
cago Platform and its candidates will go upjust
that way on the blessed Bth instant. Speedlhe