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Wednesday, Ancona 23 , 3223.
1114110 N STATE TICKET.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
<am. JOHN F. lILARTIEt t iinFT, or Mottgomery
FOR SVRVEYOR 4r2itBat,
JACOB a. CAMPBELL, at Cambria.-
(01; F. a. terrintAton, aarzbi'ribtag•
CAPT. JOUN DifirLElß4Chlmbenball(
MAJ. JOHN HAPit;HAEM. St. Tlimas
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
COL. D. WATSOii nowt, Antrim.
I:IIANICT.L 1:11%, Clmaubersburc
• FOR COWUSIONER,
DANIEL SKINNER, ilannett.
FOR DIRECTOR OF,TDE POOR,
JAMES 11. ICEMETQA.7, Washir.O.N.
Fox Aum - ToR,
sitmufer. w. Southampton.
DM. MARLIN T. MACULA - . Gral.
Tint declaration of principles by-the
Union State Convention is the key to
the successful solution of the perplexing,
problem presented in the government of
the subjugated rebel States. It is plain,
pointed,' and practical; recognizing the
principle that magnanimity fitly emblems
alike the power and the policy of a great
government, bur terrible in its retribution
upon the unrepentant as it is generous in.
accepting the sincere offerings of the vic
tims of treason.
The resolutions will commend them
selves to the intelligent patriot by the
candor with which they grapple with the
grave issues presented by a Subdued but
still, treacherous people in the revolted
States; and the remedy presnued, harsh
as it may be . adjudged by those who
have ever sympathized with traitors, falls
short of the measure of justice to those
who have made wanton, wicked war:
ho have shadoled the land with mourn
ing and staggared a loyal- people with
debt. The voice of the loyal men of
Pennsylvania goes forth declaring to the
world, to present and futute traitors,
that treason shall make men strangers to
their country, aliens to their homes, anel .
that loyal sorrows shall he solaced by a
just government, by increased pensions
to the stricken and bereaved: by restitu
'4itm to those whose homes have been des.
telated, and by the reduction of out enor
nions debt. When treason shall pay the
jugt penalty of its own crime by the con
fiscation• of the wealth wielded in murder
ous war upon the noblest and hest of gov
ernments, the future: will have no new
traitors in store for the Republic, to de
mand rivers of blood - and untold treasure
•as its sacrifice. '
The grave charges made against the
Democratic party *e but a vindication
of the truth of histry. and the demand
for a- Protective tariff is bat a recogni
tion of the imperative wants of our lan
THE UNION CANDIDATES.
The Union State Convention, which met
at Harrisburg on Thursday last, did a good
day's work for the State and the Nation.
It presented for the suffrages of the loyal
people of Pennsylvania two of her noblest
heroes. who have braved treason on the
sanguinary field from its first deadly as
sault upon the government in 1661, until
it yielded to discomfiture in 1865: and
the faithful voters of the State will rally
to their standard with an earnestness and
zeal which cannot fail to command success.
3laj. Gen. John F. Ilartranft. the nomi
nee for Auditor General; is a native of
Montgomery county. He graduated at
Union College, New York, in 1853, and
commenced life as a civil engineer. Sub
sequently he studied law and was engaged
in the practice 9f his profession in Norris
town when the war broke out in 1861.
He raised the 4th regiment of Pennaylva
rills volunteers for the three monthie ser
tvice, and, commanded it until the first day
of the first Bull Run battle, when his reg
iment left the field because of the expi
- ration - of its term of service. Col. Har
tranft refused to retire with his command,
and volunteered to serve on Gen, Frank
lin's staff, in which capacity he acted,
during the disastrous engagement and re
-I;re7al with matchless heroism. Immedi
ately after M'Dowell's defeat, he raised a
new regiment, the 5l t, and joined the
Army of the Potomac. He was assigned'
to Gen. Burnside, and served with him in
his brilliant North Carolina campaign.
After M'Clellan's retreat on the Perrinstt
• la, he rejoined the Army of the Potomac,
and'shared the bloody struggles of that
army at the second Bull Bun, Antietam,
he was transferred with Burnside to Ten
nessee. In the successful resistance of the
siege of Knoxville, Geu.l3urnside aehltowl
- edged himself greatly indebted to the en-
Oneering of Col. Hartranft. in Jantutry,
1864, his regiment re-enlisted for three
years, and he was again transferred with
Gen..l3urnside to the Army of the Poto
mac, where Gen. Grant assigned him the
command of a brigade in the 3d division
of his corps. He participated in all the
battles from the Rapidan to the James in
;1864, and was commissioned Brigadier
General, to rank from May 12th.•1864; for.
gallant services from the Wilderness to
Hatcher's Run. Early in April last the
rebels assaulted and captured Fort Stead
man, one of Gen. Grant's outer defences,
and to 'Gen. Hartranft was assigned the
duty of re-capturing • the lost position.
How nobly he did it is faniiliar to all, and
he - was breveted Major General for his
heroism and skill as a commander. lie
was one of the few volunteeer officer's re
tained in the service when the army was
disbanded, and when nominated on Thurs
day last he,wtu3 on his way to Tennessee
to assume the duties of his new command,
Gen. Hartranft acted with the Democra L te
party until it arrayed itself against the
owe of his imperiled country ; but. in
4146 1 3 1. 4viten home ,n, I , ,aN e. he umn
:fittly—esspOuseti the Union came, and gave•
Ida - trate and influence to strengthen the.
pthielPles for which he had drawn his
gam,_ Eisbourity and immediate section
warelargely Detaocratie, and Boot] helloed:1
ed the whispers el tirtibition he wuttitil htiVe
remained with; his old political .friends,
with whom hi wis - a famito; . but too:
. honest to.smUin_those who were in sym
pathy with th i arattrderous enemies of the
government, fie declared himself in favor
of Goy. Curtin's re-election, and has since
give his - vote and influence in support of
the Union party. Be is just in the prime
of life—hardly thirty-five, intelligent, en
ergetic and of spotless integrity, and he is
just the man to entrust with the responsi
ble duties for which he has been nomi
Cot. Jacob Ni. Campbell, of Cambria,
the nominee for Surveyor General, is also
a gallant and battle-scarred soldier. • Im
mediately after the battle of Bull Ran in
1861, he raised the 54th Reginient, and
joined the Army of the Potomac, where
he and his
: command served with unfal
tering- heroism in nearly if not quite all
the terrible battles against Lee. -He is a
devoted Union man, in principle as in
practice, and was the Union =update for
Senator iu Calabria county this mall. He
is a gentleman of the highest character,
of eminent qualifications for the position,
and will command a large vote in his Im
mediate section• of the State. •
voters of PQnnsylvania! such
is the ticket presented for your suffrages.
It is hated by the faithless and will be
unscrupulously opposed by every man
who still cherishes a lingering sympathy
with discomfited treason; but the loyid
beans of the State have but to rally around
their flag and give to their holy cause that
fidelity it maim at their hand& and Hart
ranft and Campbell will be triumphantly
elected with a Union legislature.
PROURFAS OF RECONSTRUCTION.
Our erring: brethren" awl " way
ward sisters" of the rebel States seem to
take to the work of 'reconstruction soar
thing after the tganuer that the spider
takes to the lly. They are willing to
tale tire oath of idlettianee, to: restnne
possession oftheir propertv forfeited by
their treason. to vote at elections, and to
be obedient •to the constitution and the
laws. as they uklt;i , staud them, or rather
as they would nittb,e them if they had the
power. Tito .•! the recent election -in
Norfolk they to the standard of
one I.; alern, elected hint chief
magistrate of the city, and smashed in a
few heads of those who happened to differ
with them by way of showing their re
gard. for the laws and their respect for
such men as had been devoted to -the
UuiQn from the benhnin a• of the rebel
The city of Norfolk was thus me•construc
ted after the most approved style. and
may now be considered in the Union hnd
a law-abiding establishment. True, any
man who was not heartily in sympathy
with the rebels during the war is safe
there only when in close proximity to a
few Union bo.yonets; but the . "erring
brethren" have that way with them' and
those who have not been so fortunate as
to err, must accept the consequences.
Another effort at re-construction was
had recently in Richmond. where a clean
limbed rebel ticket was chosen from May
or down. and there-constructedlocalgov
ernment would have.been promptly under
way but for the arbitrary exercise of mili
tary power, which so disregarded the
rights of Unrepentant trai tors as to squelch
the whole election with its victorious
champions. Although all voters had ta
ken the oath of allegiance. solemly swear
ing to maintain the constitution and the
laws of the United States, they openly.
defiantly, advocated and elected men,
solelybeCane• of their notorious hostility
to the government and their presumed
readnesc to' resist the national authority
in every conceivable manner that does
not lead straight-way to hemp and a trap
door. But the arbitrary military power
the government struck out with it, des-
potic arm 'Mul suppressed the perspiring
voters and their full-fledged traitors who
had boasted of their restoration to civil
power, whereupon the whole army of 'cop
pery sore-heads of the North mourn the
cruel fate of their sympathizing brethern
of Richmond. and vigorously denounce
the Administration fornotallowingblood
stained traitors to re-inaugurate lawless
ness and chaos in the already desolated
Old Dominion. It is sad, indeed, that
the shadows of Libby with-its chilly, drea
ry dungeom4. and Belle Island, with its
unnumbered graves of martyred Union
prisoners, must pass from the authority of
traitors ;' but a loyal people have so de
creed it, and such must he the record of
We know not where this system of re
construction would end did not the ad
ministration demand some test of.fidelity
to the Union on the part of those , who
may be chosen to administer the laws hi
the subjugated States. In all probability
Hangman Wise or thieving Billy Smith
wonld be recalled to the gubernatorial
chart.. Gen Lee and Gen. Early, the hero
vim ordered the burning of Chambers
burg, would doubtless be chosen United
tates Senators. The, guerrilla Moseby
with Capt. Dick Turner, the famous keep
er of Libby, and others of like heroism
would be elected to the popular branch of
Congress, and the lesser lights of treason
could fill in as members of the Legisla
ture, local Judges, Justices of the - Peace.
&c. Such a re-coutructed government
in the Old Dominion would have the mer-
t of harmony in all its departments, and
it would be uniform and consistent in its
great aim to overthrow -the Republic and
make Virgitia uninhabitable ibr Cni r on
men. This farce must stop sometithe,
.and we think that the sooner the better.
It is time that traitors should be wade
- - - -
to understand that loyalty is one essen
tial qualification in every State of the
Union for any official trusty and if they
will not learn it one way, they must learn
it another. Ifthey will elect only blood
stained, defiant rebels to important civil
positions. they will hasten a solution of
the great plobletn of reconstruction by
subjecting the rebelliou4 States to abso
lFue military rule and the treatment of
mere provinces of the United States.
WE are, compelled to, defer With mat
week all bltereeting itlehrtiord letter from
title Stanklin Repository, iljambersburg, pa.
THE TIORBOES OF ANDE.RSOIniTEXE.
We have before as, a list issued by Sur
ged/I Gen. .Phillips ,of the brave sons of
Pennsylvania who perished under the bar
barons rebel treatment of Prisoners at
Andersonville. It is doubtless incom
plete, as: no official record was kept by
the rebel authorities ; but imperfect as it
is we have a list of nearly two thousand
of our heroic volunteers who were there
doomed to worse than a thousand deaths
by the studied inhum•inity of the rebel of
ficers. The entire list of . victims at that
one point numbers nearly twenty thous
and and fully twenty-five hundred of
them were oar fathers, sons and brothers
This damning record can not be,justi ! .
fled or even paliated by any plea of ne
cessity or retaliation. The rebel prison
ers in our handshnd plentyand to spare of
wholesome, palitable food, and in many in
stances they saved from their rations suf
ficent money,to purchase Vie luxuries of
the market. ; There could, therefore. be
no pi.etext of retaliation to shadow the
monstrous barbarity of the rebel goVern
meat in starving our unfortmiate prison
ers. Nor & , In they plead want of sup
plieS. There were sections of the rebel
States in:which provisions were scarce, and
their transportation was very imPerfect
- but there -was no time during the war
when they could not have found scores of
places, safe from incursions by our armies,
at which an abundance of wholesome toed
could have been procured. This Mel
was clearly established by the,Marches of
Sherman. Stoneman, Wilson and others
through the South with large armies, all
of which subsisted themselves - on the
watitry must abundantly.
The uumingled atrocities practiced
upon our prisoners, by which they were
doomed ttAingeringandloathesome diseas
es and idtimatit'death. were the result of
a studied. deliberate purpose of the Davis
government. It was adopted as a part of
their system of warfare. It was as much
a part of the plan of exhattingthe North
into the recoguition of therrindependertee
as any eampaignwbattle they ever plan
'lied. It was resolved upon to deter men
from enlisting in • our ranks : to frighten
men into desertion : quake the people
of the North clanilrousClor any sort of a
peace in order ,to relieve -their sutll , ring
and dying foil ads in rebel prisons, and to
give the base treachery in the loyal States
a pretext for misrepresenting and assail
ing the government. The sequal was the
unfaltering fidelity- of the loyal States;
the brutal, barbarous murder of over
twenty thousand prisoners and the utter
- overthrow of the monsters of inhumanity
who inaugurated the horrors of Anderson
--Justmiow, as we aregathering up the
records of the graves of our murdered he
roes, the ch ie f a u th or of this revolting chap
ter in our history—this crowning crime of
all treason's crimsoned climes is a prisoner
of State at Fortres; Monroe, awaiting his
trial for his countless wrongs againsfAe
most beneficent of Nations and the most
faithful of people. We hear from sympa
thizing journals and orators of the Demo
cratic faith that he is inhumanly confin
ed; that he is deprived-of intercourse
with his family ; that he is denied books,
exercise and the luxuries of life ; bnt from
none of these "do we hear the story of
horrors that makes Andersonville and
rebel inhumanity the most blistering rec
ord of modern history. The architect of
this horrible hecatomb Welter:son Davis,
late President of the Confederate usurpa
tion, and every dictate of justice to the
martyred dead and of mercy to the living,
demands that he shall answer at the bar
of a 'competent tribunal for this name
less crime. If he is guilty, as all evidence
seems clearly to demonstrate, he should
die as the great monster of his race. We
insist that he shall be thus impartially,
patiently tried, before a tribunal that will
command the confidence of the Nation
and of the world, and if convicted, he
should die as the only atonement he can
make to niankind for the infamy in which
" none but himself can be his parallel !"
HON. JOHN CESSNA, of Bedford, was
temporary chairman of the Union State
Convention, and was complimented by a
unanimous election to the responsible. po
sition ofChairman of the State Committee.
His speech delivered, on taking the chair
—which we give elsewhere in to-day's pa
per—is a most cogent, fearless and patri
otic declaration of the true principles to
be accepted and enforced in dealing with
treason, and the Convention cordially re
affirmed his sentiments in the platform
presented to the-People of the State.
We congratulate the loyal cause on the
selection of Mr. Cessnap Chairman of the
Union State Committee. He will bring to
the grave and delicate duties assigned him
the clearest sagacity, tireless ‘energy and
unfaltering fidelity; and under his lead
we cannot fail to attain that completeness
of organization that must bring decisive
success. He will not tollow the sinuosi
ties of imbecile ambition and then charge
disaster upon others; but he will faith
fully fight it ont •on the line adopted by
the Convention, and attain success by em
inently deserving it. He brings with hint
to his new position no spirit of faction—
lie has no friends to reward no enemies to
punish, and he will be cordially supported
by the entire loyal sentiment of the State.
Is April last, the Union garrison of
Fort•titeaduuen in au hour of supineness,
was surprised and their work captured by
the enemy. Gen. Grant, appreciating the
qualities of the young commander, as
signed to Gen. Hartranft the duty of re
capturing the lost position. The sun
went down shining on the stars andstripes
waving over the re-captured fortification.
In 1862 in the . dbelrAilimm and discour
agement which 'shadowed Wel hearts,
the 'faithless - in Pennsylvania; the' men
who declared the war a failure, and denied
the right to meet treason with the sword,
surprised the Union party and tilled the
positions of Auditor General and 3 urveyor
General with enemies of the government.
The Union men have resolved that those
positions shall too retaken, and to Gen.
Hartranft has beet assigned the task of
leading the assaulting column. , Will the
man who faltered not before the Eery hail
of Fort Stead Man falter before the people
of a loyal State 4 If any one doubts it, let
him wait for the ides of October !
'THE grantijory of Franklin county last
week returned true bills to the Court
against the late rebel officers General Mc
• Cansland, Mal. e Gilmore and Capt. Smith,
for arson, and we learn that others are
pending for high-way robbery, against
Smith and Gilmore, and for robbery and
Murder against - McCausland. Requisitions
have been issued by Gov. Curtin upon
Gov. Boreman of West Virginia for the
rendition of McCausland, and upon Gov.
Pierpontfr the rendition of Smith. It
is probable*that the late rebel Geu. Jubal
E. Early will also be indicted for murder,
arson and 'high-way rObbery. as his-oiler
was showir42l Chawbers:burg directing 'the
free-booter's tribute to be levied, and. in
default of payment, tie burning of the
town. The leading thieves and vandals
who rioted in Chambersburg on the 311th
of,July, 1 . 861, will sooh he brought in the
midst of the desolation they wrought to
answer the demands of justice, or they
must be perpetual fugitives from home
and eouutry until death shall sheild — them
Hfrom the retribution of man.
Hos. JOHN A. HEISTAND, of - the Lan
caster PX(l7lliller. deserved a better fate
than to poll :1S votes for-Auditor General.
As he was hopelessly crippled before the
war began he could not fight the battles
of tin; Republic: hut there are few men
who fought the great battle of the soldier
and the government with - equal zeal, abil
ity and fidelity at home.- Wait till Gen.
Hartrauft re-captures the Auditor Gene
ral's department, as he did Steadman, and
the "good time coming" may be at hand
for those who have proven that "peace
hath her victories- more renowned than
war:" About that time Jac will come
in if he likes.
fnE Cuion men of Franklin county
have nominated tried and faithful soldiers
for every position of profit within. the gift
of the is . "-'taple. and the State Convention
has al:vault - 4 - its honors to Sons of eun
st who have engraved their names
Olt the scroll of fame iu the' catuage of the
field. How many such will dm' Democ
racy present as candidates' Can the Spirit
TIM .Atlantic Cable is a failure for the
pri4nt. t 'fbe cable parted near mid
ocean. in two miles depth of water, and
after several fruitless attempts to recover
it, the Great Eastern retained to England.
We are not advised whether another at
tempt will be made to recover and lay the
cable this fall. but We presume not.
THE first substantial victory of the Union
army iu 1665, was won by Gen. Hartranft
before Petersburg. The next Union vic
tory- will be won by the same heroic com
mander at the polls in October next.
Steady, " gets !" Penn - sylvania will mtbe
faithless to her heroes !
F111.1. - 6tICK WATTs, Esq.. President of ,the
littard of Trustees of the Agricultural Collegst , of
Pennsylvania. has called the attention of county
SWejetie,l and others concerned to the importance
of being represented at the annual meeting and
_election for officers of the College; to be held on
the first Wednesday of September. Each county
society i• entitled to send three delegates. The
object desired at this time is to secure the benefit
of the grant of public lands assigned to this in
stitution by the State Legislature.. Other schools,
not agricultural in their character, are now mak
ing efforts to keure these lands thr their own pur
poses. Those who desire to see the lands and
their proceeds devoted to the, improvement of
agriculture, as was the object of the grant by
Congress, should attend to the matter at once.
DIE National Teachers, Association assembled
in Harrisburg last week. About fire hundred
delegates, including representatives from all the
loyal States and Caumia, were present. Governor
Curtin welcomed the delegates to the 'capital of
Pennsylvania. Governor Bradford, of Maryland,
also briefly addressed the conventiod.. Major
General Geary was invited to a seat' upon the
President's platform, and was received with de-
Mornstrations of applause. At the afternoon sea-
Sion some valuable addresses were read. Rev.
Dr. Hill, President of Harvard University, sent a
letter which was highly complimentary to Penn.
Sylvania and to the Union League of Philadelphia,
for their efforts during the rebellion.
Ilorneward—The liellepeamerou Affair
—City Po Racy 1/eve/opment—
Dramatic Affliira—The Colored People.
Correepondenee of the Franklin RepofiilOry.
PIIILAIW.IIIII.4, August 21. lea.
Homeward from the shores and mountains,
where they have been rusticating during the "dog
days," are coining the dense, crowds of citified
humanity, and our streets are once more becom
ing crowded and our business places thronged.
This return, in conjunction with the political ex
eitement now raging in our midst, combines to
give our city its old busy look, and we may con
sider the dullness of summer as past, and the ac
tivity of autumn as begun.
The editorial in last week's ItErosiroltr, on
" Philadelphia Politics," was re-produced in the
Inquirer of F?firal, and has created a great deal
of comment in political circles. Post Master
Walborn and his satelites received it with un
qualified disgust, while reasoning men on both
sides of politics, applauded it as a calm and fm
partial view of the Kelley-Cameron controversy.
Combined with Kelley's letter and Cameron's
crushing defeat in the State Convention last week,
it has considerably depressed the spiritti of his
adherents. Of the Republican city papers, the
Inquirer, Press and Bulletin sustain Judge Kelley,
while the North American and Telegraph are
neutral. Wm. D. Kelley has always led the Re•
publican party in Philadelphia, and lids with him
,"&prestigt bard to overcome. Then he is cordial
ly backed'up by, John W. Forney, the three other
Congressmen and the leading newspapers. His
letter was the meet severe political attack of the
Thn Democratic City Convention last week
nominated Daniel 31. Fox for Mayor of Philadel
phia. He is a very respectable gentlernan, but
tone overwhelmingly beaten for the same office
three years ago, and will share the same fate in
October. Ex-Congressman Charles J.. Biddle,
late Chairman of the Democratic State Central
Committee, is their candidate fur City Solicitor,
On the Republican side the candidates are Brig.
Gen. Joshua T. Owen, (the candidate of the es
tome radicals), James Lyad, now President of
the Select Council, Morton 31 . 3liclutel, editor of
the North American, and Andrew J. Flomerfelt.
The first two ask the nomination on a strong ne
ern-suffrage platform. and will be much weaken-
ed by the opposition of the combined Post.Ofilee
and Custom House patronage. The Convention
meets on Thursday next. The Dinrio . cratienom-
Mations for the Legislature and for City entreats
are even below their 'usually poor standard, and
if the Union Convention will display a. little dia.
cre HMI, their candidates will be almost universally
successful. Much enthusiasm hasbeen engendered
by the wise action of the State Convention' last
week, and_we will give the Hero of Petersburg a
rousing majority in October.
A rich story has just transpired aecidently and
I send it to you as a laughable instance of, politi
cal trickery. I quote from a city newspaper:—
"For some time past. a lively contest has been
going on in Washington for the appointment of
assessor of Internal Revenue for the let Congres:
sional District of Pennsylvania. The present in
cumbent is Washington Reith and the opposing
candidate was A. B. Sloanaker. The latter has
been very active in producing a voluminous mass
of testimonials, recommendations and documents
of every Bite, description and character, to aid
his case, but thus far without success.
On Monday last be requested pormissitin 0111 r.
Orton. Conuissioue'r of Internal Revenue to with-
draw from his budjet of documents, two telegraph
ic despatches, purporting to have been sent by the
Mayor of Philadelphia to the President urging
Sloanaker'a speedy appointment to the assessor
ship. As Mayor. Henry had previously written a -
letter recommending Mr. Keith to be retained.
the inconsistency of the two applications from the
Mayor excited Mr. Orton's suspicions and before
he gave the original despatches to Sloanaker he
caused copies to be taken by his private Secreta
ry. Th4e copies were enclosed to May - dillenry
by Mr. Orton with a request to be inforined if
the originade.spatches had been sent by i
The Mayor promptly replied in the negative,
suring the Commissioner that the despatches were
forgeries and had never been sent by him. It is
needless to say that Sloanaker's aspirations for
that position were speedily quenched.
Philadelphia has sadly backslidden from its old
Quaker tendencies. It is now. one of the great
est eviires of theatrical prosperity and everybody
goes yo - the' places of amusement. Every body
therefore is on the qui sire for the grand opening
of the New Walnut St. Theatre on Saturday night
next by Edwin Booth and John 8. Clarke who
have not previunsly, 'since_ the as7assination of
Mr. Lincoln, taken any part in theatrical affairs.
Both however are known here as staunchßepub-
Ileum and their advent on the stage will be most
enthusiastically greeted.. They have had their
theatre beautifully arranged on the plan of Nib
lo's Garden. New York, and have gotten up an ad
mirable stock company. Their leading lady ix
Philadelphia's great favorite, Miss Annie Gra
ham, a young lady of thorough education and re
finement, who never fails to delight it Philadel
phia audience. Miss Effie German, Mr. Barton
Mill, Mr E. L. Davenport all well-known actors,
in addition to Messrs. Booth and Clarke, will eon'
stit ute the other attractions. The \ Chestnut is still
running Bourcicault's master-pleee, the ,great
Irish Sensational drama of Arrah na Pogue,which
for six weeks has crowded the house to otertlow
mg. The loss of Mr. Baker and Miss Graham
will very much weaken this theatre, but Miss
Josie Orton, of New York, will snpersede Mrs.
Kuhn as leading lady, a great improvement.—
The Arch St. Theatre opens on Saturday week.—
So much for the drama this week.
Our "American citizens of African descent"
have effected a thorough organization and with a
fund of $40,000 are about to vigorously agitate
in favor of the bestowal upon themselves of the
right of suffrage. They purpose issuing a series
of pamphlets and aro now circulating as the first
of these documents, the late concert Hall speech
of 'lllm. Win. D. Kelley. There seems to be a
strong feeling in their behalf but the result of their
efforts', the - future only can reveal.
The Rosh at the Executive Mansion—DlN
, honest Claim Aucuts—ThisTrial of Capt..
Wirtz—More Troops to be Mustered Out
—Counterfeit Treasury Notes—Lincoln
Conrepondence of the Franklin Repoeltory.
WAstin;Grav CITY, Ataireet 19, 1865.
Stone mode.must be adopted by the President
by which he can make "flank morements" on the
importunate crowds which are daily making raids
on him. A visit on any day to the Executive
Mansion will 'satisfy any reasonable person that
something should be done, some plan adopted to
rid the President of !the intolerable nuisance to
which he is now subjected. The majority of
these besiegers hail from the south—men and
women seeking pardon. They wait in the balls,
on the step or stairs, inside and outside, not by
the dozen but by the hundred—and often packed
in such close order as to render the air of the
building very obnoxious, almost to suffocation.
The strength of the President is being overtaxed,
and yet the whole for naught. Nothing can be
accomplished in such a crowd except useless hand
shaking and introductions. These southerners
think otherwise, think they have a right to be
heard at once and at once pardoned. They show
t i lieir old overbearing and haughty spirit. They
think they have done nothing offensive to the
government for which' they should not at once be
pardoned, restored to citizenship and their rights
to 'all the property - which they ever owned The
President has often to leave them standing alone
in the midst of some insolent harangue.
The women, who generally are as numerous as
the men—when admitted to an' audience stick to
the President like wax. Sometimet it is almost
impossible to get rid of them without directly
giving them a notice to plait.,
The President is not dispensing pardons at the
present time with that liberality with which he
did some time back. No doubt like everybody
else—he sees the evil effect which It is producing
throughout the South.
The general rue of claim agents are a public
nuisance. Particularly is this the case in Wash
ington. There are NI, very respectable honest
agents, hut the majority are a set of infernal
swindling rogues. They lay in wait to wring from
the soldier his hard earnings and are constantly on
the watch fur some claim of a poor old mother,
widow or orphan to whom they will cling while a
dollar of the claim remains out of their pockets,
and then turn them loose without money and the
claim gone. There are perhaps five hundred
claim agents in this pity and out of the whole lot
there are not a , hundred good honest men. The
other four hundred would steal the shroud froth
their own dead mothers if they had an opportuni
ty._ They go round the Departments and pry out
claims little and big—and a circular is at once
sent the claimant—written in such gOlden flow
ery words as to deceive in most cases. frecreta i y
Harlan has adopted a noble and wise course to
help check this evil. He has issued an order for
bidding any clerk giving 'any person whatever a
statement iu regard to any case pending in that
Department, unless authorized to do so by him
iielf or the heads of Bureaus. We hope the oth
er Departments will follow Speretary
plan. Why people at a distance employ agents
in Washington to - do their business—get through
a pension claim, or back pay or bounty, we never
could sees There are always persons at home
who will do the business for them, persons whom
.they know and who can froth there do the busi
ness and get through a claim just as quick as they
could if living here. We have been in a position
when we daily saw the rascality of these sharks,
and know exactly how fir they can be trusted.
We say to persons at home—trust none of them,
- choose some one at home to put your pension or
bounty papers through. Any respectable person
of common education can do it for you just as
wall and quiekivng nun the rogues fiving bore,
On Monday the trial_of Ciptain Wirtz the An.
dersonvillejead Trill commence. Gen. Lew Wal
laci is president of the Commission and General
Bolt Judge Advocate.. The Commission is com
posed of able and intelligent officers. We find
among the number Gen. Geary, Gen. Mott, Ad
jutant General L. Thomas, &c. The trial- will
take place in the room of the court of claims at
the capital. It will be very lengthy and the
nesses now here, (More th n a hundred) will nar
rate such oft suffering and misery
is will far surpaai anythi g read of during the
dark ages or the days of 'he inquisition. It is
however stated that Ca tain Wirtz will turn
states evidence and show hat he only obeyed the
orders of his superior o re. It is also said
~t he will make revel i a as which will directly
implicat‘Jeff. Dais in - *uirig the orders under
which our soldiers suffered so fearfully at Ander
sonville and other Southern prisons. Such being
the fact;we.may look for Davis being arraign
ed before 4he same intelligent Commission.
Secretary Stanton has issued orders for the im
mediate muftir out of service 29,000 officers and
men front the Middle, Washington. Kentucky,
North Carolina and Mississippi Department.
Very dangerous One dollar counterfeit Treas
ury notes were yesterday detected by the Treas
ury Department. The defects can °MY be de
tected by cloie investigation and comparison with
the genuine notes.
Some person set fire to Lincoln Hospital hest
night and a large portion oft was consumed.
AU the patients had been removed from the Hos
pital. This act shows that bad men, rebels still
-•zist about this city. s. c.
UNION RTATE CONIiWiTION
The tiniorr Slate Cnnvention met in 'Harrisburg
on Thuredapof last week, and was organized bs
calling Hon. John Cessna to the chair. The fol
lowing named delegates took their Beate:
Ist, Jeremiah Nichols: 2d, Albert C. Roberts; 3d, Idr,lt•
lon Dickerson; 4th, Thomas Dickinson ; sth, Cbas, Kug
ler, Samuel B. Thomas; Gth, Riebard Watson; 7th, Wm.
H. Arnivt.ning; 80.1, G. W. Alexander Wm, 3L Baird ;
9th. Chas. W. Taylor; 10th, Wm. Utley; 11th, E. B.
Parsons ; :12th. W. W. Ketchum; 13th, L,ncisu Rod
gers; ]4th. Joe. R. Lion; 15th, A. R. Fiske ' • Pith, Jacob --
G. Heilman; 17th, ',Thaddeus Stevens, IL \P. Shenk ; 15th,
G. Edward Hersh; 10th P. D. W. Hankey.: 26th, 31.
Edgar King; 24:1.'R H. Duncan, Hays H.rmilWa 224
Col. J. 31. Campbell; 2341. H. nry Soother; 24th, Cup&
Wm. R. Coulter; 25th. J. K. Morehead, L. Graham;
36.3. Quay; 27th, John M ThompAm .2 , ith 3: C.
Brown ; 20th E. H. Chase.
Philadelphia—,Edward Cobb. Benj. Taylor. Kennedy
MeKai - . Wm. Elliott, Robert P. King, Chas. M. Carpen
ter, JnO, G. Butler, JO4. Riblet, Allen A. Pant:oast, M.
Ball Stanton, John Kriekbanat C. M. Hall, Capt. Naa s :
Creamer, Edward Shell:cam Enoch W. C. Green, Jame.,
S. Allison, Benj. Swain, Frank S. Johnson.
Allegheny—R. 13. Carnahan. C. W. Batchelor, Benj.
Singerly. W. J. G anon., J. 3L Brush, Wm. Peters.
Armstrong—Jno. L. - Leech.
Berk —E. H. Rauch. H. S. Eckert, E. C. Kitchen.
Busks—George Cunningham, Samuel C. Bradshaw.
Bradford andSlillisan—John Grant and S. W. Alvan'.
Cambria—B. F. Mllley.
Carbon and Monroe—Daniel Kalbfas.
Clarion and Jefferson—C. Myers.
Clearfield. Elk and Forest—S. B. Rots.
Clinton, Cameron and McKean—lL T. Beardsley.
Chester—Wayne MoVeagh, Stephen M. Meredith and
CaffShird-13. C. Johnson, J. C. Stardesant.
Columbia and Montour—Richard Stiles.
Dauphin—Henry Thomas, CoL J. Freeland.
Delaware—John K. Roland.
Erie—lsaac B. Gant, Jno. P. Vincent.
Fayette—G. W. K. Minor. -
Green—Augustus Row. -
Huntingdon, Mil Sin and Juniata—Col. W on. Butler,
slndiana and Westmorland—James Alexander, Jas. A.
4 ‘ogan. and CapL A. Shall. -
Lanjuister—George W. Illehaffey, S. W. P. Boyd, Day
Wood, Jno. H. Zeller:-
Lebansln—C. E. Hoffman.
Lyorning, Union and Snyder—J. B. Montgomery, Chas.
H. Shriller, Wm. F. Wrogonseller.
Lehigh—Samuel McHose, Jno. Hoffman.
Lazerne—Col. H. M. Hoyt, Oscar Gaines, --- Ario Par
MerVer, Lawremie and Butler—Samuel H. Miner, J.
H. Robinson, J. W. Blanchard, Chas. DECandles, E. B.
Montgomery—George 'hillock, W. W. Mintzer.
Northampton—Henry-Blass, Lewis Gordon.
Northumberland--Chas. J. Ironer.
Perry and Franklin—John R. Shnler. T. J. Silt
&buy-Wl—Wm. B. Karlin, Linn Bartholomew, John
Somerset, Bedford and Fulton--John Cessna, E. K.
Dana, Susquehanna and Wyoming—D.' A. Grow, Stephen
TiokaandPotter—John S. Milan, J. W. Guernsey.
Venango and Wamen—Wro. Bargain.
Washington and Beaver—Johu Hall, Wm. S. Moore.
Wayne and Pike—C. P. Rockwell.
York—Stephen Keefer, Alex. Frey
A 'committee on organization was then appoint
ed, of which Mr. Carnahan, of Allegheny, was
chairman, and a committee on resolutions was
appointed, of which Hon. Wayne M'Veagh was
chairman: The Convention then adjourned until
4 o'clock, P. M. At the appointed hour it rq-as
stumbled, and the following permanent officers
President—H. C. Johnson.
proidt.to—Jeremiah .).achols, Jos. Ribblet, Rob't
P. King. John Krichaknin, Stephen Meredith. John J.
Rowland, Gee. W. Cunningham, Samuel Mc. Hose, E. C.
Kitchen, John L. Hammer, C. P. Rockwell. E. B. Par
sons. N. W. Ketchum, H. T. Beardsley. W. F. Wagon
setlicr, Charles J. Bruner, Col. Jas. Freeland, Dot- Wood.
John H. Zellers, Lemuel Todd, David Wills, H. Edgar
King, Hays Hamilton, R. H. Duncan, James Alexander,
Christian Myers, G. W. K. Minor, Benj. Eagerly, Win.
Peters, Jam Hall, John M. Thompson, Wm. H. Burgnin. -
- L. B. Grant.
Secretarirs—John R. Shale; S. H. Mgter, John G. But
ler, Wm. J. Gilmer, Capt. Wood, Edward H. Roberta,
Lewis Rogers, E. H. Ranch, Wm. H. Armstrong.
TEE UNION PLATFORM
The following declaration of principles was re
ported. by Major McVeagb, and unanimously
The Union Party of Pennsylvania, in State
Convention assembled, declare:
I. That as representatives of the loyal people
of the Commonwealth we reverently desire to of
fer our gratitude to Almighty God, whose favor
has vouchsafed victory to the national arms, ena
bled us to 'the crime of slavery from our
land, and to render treason against the Republic
impossible forevermore; and nest to Him, our
thanks are due and are hereby tendered to our
brave soldiers and sailors, who, by their endur
ance, sacrifices, and illustrious heroism, haVe se
cured to their country Peace, and to the down
trodden everywhere an asylum of Liberty; who
have alitiwn that the war for the restoration of the
Union is not a-failure, and whose valor has proven
for all time the fact that this Government of the
People, by the People, for the People, is as baba
bible in its strength as it is beneficent in its ope
2. That revering the memory of Abraham Lin
coln, the great•martj r of liberty, we cannot show
greater honor to his name than by a generous sup
port of his fellowpatriut and successor , Andrew
John Son, the President of the United States, who
has been called to complete the tusk which he
left unfinished. .Hii unbending patriotism in the
past is a sure guarantee that in the momentous
future the authority of • the Government will be
upheld, and the rights and liberties of all the citi
sena of the Republic secured.
3. That the mild and generous method of _re
construction offered by the President to the peo
ple lately in rebellionon the judgment of this Con
vention, has not beeit accepted in the Spirit of hon
est loyalty and gratitude, but with- such evidence
of defiance and hostility as to impel us to the eon
viction that they cannot safely be entrusted with
the political rights which they- forfeited by • their
treason, until they have proven their acceptance
of the results of the war, but incorporating them
in constitutional provisions and securing, to all
men within, their borders their inalienable right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
4. That having conquered the rebellious States,
they should be held in subjection, and the treat
ment they are to receive and the laws which are
to govern them, should be referred to the lovema
king power of the nation to which it legitimately
5. That as the late rebellion was wantonly pre
cipitated by the property holders of the South, it
is but just that they should pay the expenses of
the war, and Congress should declare as forfeit
ed and vested in the Government the property of
all rebels whose estates exceed the sum of $lO,-
000, and that the proceeds of the : property so
confiscated should be applied to increase the
pensions of those entitled thereto by the casual-
ties of the war, to pay the damages done by the
enemy to loyal citizens, and to reduce the bur
den of the national debt.
6. That it is the duty of Congress so to revise
the revenue laws as to afford increased protec
tion to American industry ; to secure the devel
opment of the industrial wealth of the people; to
render labor profitable and remunerative; to
build up home markets for our agriculturists; to
attract capital to the mineral fields of the country,
and to provide revenue for the maintenance of
the public credit; and this Convention recognizes
the chief enemy to a polfcy of protection in that
European power which, for four years, has fur-
'Aupst 23, 105.
nishe.4l piratical vessels of, war to the Meth and
thus endeavored to drive our commerce from the
7. That any attempt by foreign nations to ea
tablish monarchial government on this continent
is evidence of a design to destroy Republican in
stitutions. Regard for our own safety and fol.
the future security of the Republic demand that
no such attempt should succeed.
S. That it is the duty of eongresa to setare the
full Federal bounty to all honorably discharged
soldiers, irrespective of the date of their enlist:
9. That we recognize in Edwin bi. Stanton
the fearless, honest and able head of the Depart
ment of War, a public servant who has deserved
well of his country, and has borne himself so
clear in bis great office asto merit theeaniest
gratitude of all loyal men ; and we tender to him.
and to his distiuguished,colleagues in the Cabinet
our thanks for their valuable services in the cause
of liberty and law.
10. That the constant devotion of Governor
Curtin to the best interests of the State and na
tion. during the last four seam, and his indefati
gable efforts on all occasions to pay the just debt
of gratitude we owe our national defenders, not
merely by words, but also by deeds, entitles him
'to-the thanks of every loyal citizen of Pennsylva
11. That this Conventioo, representing the loy
al people of Pennsylvania, recognizes the claims
of our citizen soldiers on our confidence and grist-
Rude; and that in noMinations for offices especial
regard should be paid to the claims of those who
have faithfully served their country in the army
or the navy in the suppression of the rebellion.
12. That the leaders of the Ettmocratie party
stand arraigned before the people of Pennsylvania ,
for constantly obstructing the efforts of the con,
stititted authorities to maintain the life of the Re-!
public. They did this.
By inflaming the passfons of their ignorant fol
lowers against the legally elected officers of the
Federal Government, and refraining from all re
proach against treason or armed traitors.
By procuring a decision-from the Democratic
judges of our supreme court, denying the right of
the Government to the services of the citizens of
this State for the defence of their imperilled
By discouraging men from volunteering into
the armies of the 'Union: thus rendering it nem*,
Rath• to succumb to treason, or topay large boon•
ties, and so burdening every ward, township and
borough in the State with debt to fill the ranks of
By opposing the enlistment of negroes for our
defence, althoughmue white man less was requir
ed for every black one who could be enlisted, and
this at the very moment when the battle of Get
tysburg was raging on the soil of Pennsylvania,
and the result of that decisive battle was uncer
Sic dem,lng to our soldiers the right to vote
I,‘ bile fighting, Mr the flag of ontlatbers, on the
plea that such rights were not allowed• by our
constitution, and by opposing an amendment which
removed their objections, and relieved our brave
soldiers from this disability.
By exaggerating the public indebtedness, deny
ing the public credit, and teaching that the finan
cial resources of the north were unequal to the
suppressten of the rebellion.
liy iisliamelut , opposition to measures for exten
ding relief to the families of • Union soldiers, and
by a malignant effort by these means to secure
tl4' success of the rebels in the field, or such a
protraction of the aar as would exhaust the na
tion in its effort to subdue their friends. -
By now heaping abuse upon the GoVernment
fer.punishing assassins and their accomplices; by
demanding the release of leading traitors, by
frowning down all attempts to bring to punish
ment the fiends who starved our soldiers, and by
assuring rebels that neither in person or property
shall they be punished for their crimes.
i f And it anything were wanting to complete their
infamy, we have.it in their determined opposition
to tree labor, and to a tarifwhich, while it would
make labor profitable by protecting the working
men of Pennsylvania from British competition,
would largely increase the revenue essential to
the maintainance of the public. faith and credit.
NOMINATIONS FOR ItEDITOR GENERAL
General nominations f a r Auditor General were
then made, as follows:
!fon. John A. Ifeistand, of Lancaster.
Gen. J. F. Hartranft, of Montgomery.
Gen. It. B. 3f Combs, of Lawrence.
Gen. Selfridge, of Northampton.
Gen. Albright, of Carbon.
A formal ballot resulted as follows
Hartianft 63 I Selfridge....
Heistand ..38 Albrigbt
Before the result was announced the names of
Heistandand Albright were withdrawn, and the
nomination of Gen. Hartranft mndp unanimous"'
amidst deafening cheers.
General nominations were then made for _§ur
esor General, as follows:
Col. Jacob M. Campbell, of Cambria.
Geo. James Naglee, of ScbuylkilL
31arkle, of Westmoreland.
Col. Brice X. Blair, of Huntingdon.
The ballot resulted as follows:
Campbell 92Blair . 11
Col. Campbell was unanimously declared the
nominee, and the result was greeted with thun
ders of applause.
STATE CENTRAL CONERITTEE.
On motion of Mr. Stevens, the Convention una
nimously elected Hon. John Cessna, of Bedford,
Chairman of the Union State Committee, - The
following is the Committee entire: • -
Bon. JORS CEssus, Chairman, Bedford, Pa.; Adams,
Dr. E.G. Fahnestock ; Allegheny, A. Al:Brown. Colonel
Ales. Minxes ; Armstrong, JOhn L. Leech; Bradford;
E. O. GotsWeh; Blair, Caleb Guyere: Beaver, B. B. Qsall
Bader, John - 31. Thompson; Berko, Isaac Eckert, Dr...E.
C. Kitchen ; Bucks, Caleb N. Taylor; Bedtbrd, Joseph
It. Durborrow; Cambria, A C. Mullen; Carbon, Daniel
Kalbfuss ; Centre, J. T. Johnston ; Clarion, Cot R. J.
Reed; Clearfield, John Patton ; Clinton, Eh:. IL A. Lich
tenthaler ; Cameron, H. T. Taggart; Chester, I3leo.
Rnpert ; Crawford, S. N. Pettis; Columbia, J. H. Ikler ;
Cumberland, Gee. ram ; Dauphin; Gee. Bergner; Dela
ware, CoL S. B. Thomas ; Elk, Henry Scantier; Erie, G.
W. Colton; Forest, L. Rogers Fulton, D. U. Wagoner%
Fayette, P. A. Johns; Franklin, John Stewart; Gaiene,
R W. Downey; Huntingdon, Vol. Brie, X. Blair; Indi
ana, CoL D. S. Porter; Juniata. A. L Gass ; Laserne, E.
H. Chase; Lancaster, Col. 0. J. Dickey, Peter Martin;
Lawrence Hon. J. W. Wallace; Lehigh, AMC EttiEiger; -
Lycoming. Clinton Lloyd; Lebanon, John George ; Mon
roe, John - Stokes ; Montour, J. M. &mope ; 2Ellin, Geo.
11. Galbraith; 'Montgomery, Cot Win. B. 'Rambo ;1,4e1".
cer, S. 11. Miller; Northampton. S. E. Cook, Jr.; North
umberland. J. B. Packer; Perry, Wm. Lowther; ike,
Jacob Klinebaus; Potter. IL W. .WAlarney ;
I:rank S. Johnson, Kennedy M'Cate, James Free
born. James Kerns, Gee. W. Hamersley, Charles Thomp
son Jones, M. H. Dickinson, lamest:lMMO:tam ; tit:Miran.
N. W. Ackley; Schuylkill, Theo. Garretson ; Snyder,
Wm. F. Wagimseller ; Somerset, Henry F. Schell; Union,
llaj. Wm. It.. Foster; Venango, S. A. Thom= ; West
moreland. Wm. H. Markle ; Washington. Jatnesß.Taide:
'Wyoming i S Little ; York, Silas IL Ferry.
Gen. Hartranft and Col. Campbell were then
introduced to the Convention and receive , ' With
three hearty cheers, after which the Convention
- adjourned sine die.
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