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Weduesdar, Ortober 18,186!3.
` _SEAS , PEA 1./ I% k LVANIA 1
_ Pennsylvania is still true to her noble
fame, to her heroic soldiery, to the mem
ory- of her martyred dead, to the Repub
lic rescued from treason in the field and
then threatened by the treacherous friend
..ship.of its der lly foes.
The same Democracy that proclaimed
the war a failure but one year ago, turn
ed upon its own consistent record and.
sought to deceive the patriotic' people it
could •not make faithless to their govern
ment. It endorsed President Johnson,
with the hope of making him perfidious in
case of their success, and demanded that
the authors of treason and war and our
widespread bereavement, should be res
tOred to the power they wielded for our
They appealed to every prejudice that
hatei even.justice to the victims of sla
very, and impelled thousands to vote
•against their own best interests lest they
should be degraded by negro equality ;
but the profound, patriotic convictions of
the people have preyailed, and once more
Pennsylvania thunders -that to. faithful
Men; and not to traitors, shall the power_
and_ destiny of this government bean
The Union party occupied no doubtful
position. It had no concealment—no
do4ble 7 dealing. It met the issues man
.fully-and trusted to a just cause and the
intelligence and virtue of the- people for
success. Theißplatform is explicit as to
the true policy of - the Administration, and
although assailed virith- 7 311 the ingenuity
find Malignity that, accomplished Demo
itraric leaders• could
_exercise. it has tri
umphed solely because the people beliey
ed it Right.
—There is Pennsylvania—behold her !
Her voice is one of admonition to her
Rulers, to the South, to, the Democracy,
=lone that bids loyal men be- of good
cheer and hope confidently for the full
fruition of the causeless, bloOdy war with
Which treason appalled the Nation. Let
the doubting 101ik to her sturdy sons—
ever slow to accept but equally slow-to
surrender—and go forward in renewed
faith that the Republic lives!
Hon. Jere S. Black is revengeful—fear
fully,. relentlessly revengeful. He was
once great when he was himself. When
lie drew in the sweet, pure air of his moun
tain home, and administered justice to
trespassers, violaters of the peace and
small felons, he was mighty, and serene
in hie greatness. Bat sad days dawned
upon him. Ambition seized him and he
becarite the toy of politicians. He gazed
- with longing eyes on a seat in the United
States Senate, but gazed in vain. He
reached the Chief Justices* of the State
only to feel that it was an empty bauble,
_honors for which his heart
yearned were still denied him. At last,
in an evil hour, he was called to the Bu
chanan cabinet, and from thence may be
dated the decline of all his hopes. :Jiffs
towering genius was perverted to `the
strange treathery of Democracy, and in
stead of leading it to fidelity and great
ness, he trembingly, blindly followed it
into the very valley of death. In his
high official trust, charged with the expo
sition of the powers of the government,
he persistently denied its right to pre
serve its own existence, and while the
hearts of millions of loyal men were chil
led to despair by his war upon the very
government whose life was in his hands,
there Was joy in every perfidious house
hold at his official suicide. In the fulness.
of time, his official trust ended, and bone
dawned upon our National life. Long
and blOody was the struggle that follow
ed to dethrone the treason him and his
party had created and made mighty ; and
throughout that terrible contest, with the
very existence:' of the Republic at times
trembling in the scale, not one word came
from the lips or pen of Judge Black that
did not cheer the traitor in his murderous
work. He seemed to Late his country
when it triumphed, and his affections fol
lowed treason—apologized for it, exten
uated its crimes, plead its cause, and ev
er chilled the hopes of faithfal men. He.
seemed revengeful then—revengeful upon
the institutions which rescued biro from
- obscurity and made him great; and now,
since his country has triumphed in spite
of himself, he is revengeful still. His
mind, once clear, logical and gigantic,
whether in defeice of falacy or fact,
" Like sweetbells jangled, out of tune and harsh."
He wanders in chaotic madness over the
issues arising from conquered rebellious
States, and ends in revengeful maledic
tions upon the very traitors whole cause
he loves to defend.
Bat once during the late Campaign did
the Democracy allow him to peril its suc
mils by his lingering obliquity of .inexor
able events. He tried to fast 'ii the fatal
fangs of his heresies upon the Democratic
State Convention; but they beard him pa
tiently and in silencb and sorrow voted
him down. Determined that his smoth
ered vengeance should have some play
before the campaign closed, he rushed to
Williamsport and dealt out vituperation
and revenge in mingled accents until he
. dispelled the last hOpe of Democratic sue
«cess in that region. There were hopeful
.Boutocnttic legislative candidates there,
• whohad been beaten by nominal majori
* veer ago; but they were crashed by
'Jeremiah's billinagate and the power of
the Union partS , as if between the upper
.and the atetiser mill-stones.
. The Unica/ party, which has controlled
14.3'1(441 States during Our Years past,
-Ind to which all rational oPportentsyield
a decent respect, was denounced as an or
canization that *ieurisedilie Constitution
"and bla.sphemed christ . ianity—habitually
"slandered the beat men of' the country
"and sung hyinrOof praise to the memory
"of a common thief." Such is the party,
says the revengeful Jeremiah, that has
been "preying" - upon the Nation for four
years past. It has, according to-his emi
nently chaste and dignified address, done
nought.but evil; has oppressed the meek
and virtim#sons of the South; butchered
their warriors and desolated their homes,
merely because they, fired upon our flag,
plundered our mints and arsenals, and
made war upon the - constitutional govern
ment. For treason he has every plea of
defence—for loyalty he has everyvile ep
ithet the pot-house lounger could whisper
in his ear. But when he exhausts his
blackgnardisru on loyal men, ho tarns
- with unmeasured vengeance upon his own
friends and demands that death shall go
fOrth to every Southern home that can
furnish its occupant, and leave none to
tell the history of the departed. His is
vengeance intensified. After sweeping a
flood of vituperation over the North, he
turns upon the South with that hatred
that can only be the offspring of unrequi
ted love, and none seems so favored as to
escape the fearful sweep of his jut gment
unto death. He swears—
"The' much is paid, yet still it owes me muck;
And I will not abate a single groan!"
In `phrenzied hate he proclaims that
there is but one government that the De
mocracy can sanction, "and that is the
"old Constitution:" "We would give
"them this," he thunders, "because we
"are sworn to administer no other to any
"community • s * and any policy not
"sanctioned by it must have perjury for
"its corner-stone." Again he declares that
"if the paramount authority of the Coa
"stitution in the Southern- States" was
not the object of the war, "they confess
"that-they have obtained $4,000,000,000
"and a half a million of lives. upon false
"pretences." In seasons of victory most
men relent upon their foes, and ina,g,na,
nimity is a virtue that Nations are free io
boast of: 'out Jeremiah knows only re - -
venge—dire, deep, deadly revenge. He
seems- to have but one cry—
"l'll have my bond, and therefore speak no more !"
It is denominated in the bond Which he
demands to the uttermost—in the consti
tution which he pronounces perjury to dis
_regard, that "treason against the United
"States shall consist only in levying war
-"against them, or in adhering to their ene
mies, giving them aid and comfort;" and
Congress in obedience to the clause re
qniriug it to -"declare the punishment of
"treason," has long since pronounced it
"DEATH !" While many cry- peace and
forgiveness, Jeremiah would "pour the
"set milk of -concord into hell" and
drive all unity fromearth. It is denomi
nated in the bond that traitors shall die,
and he would find consolation only in a
whirlwind of death from the border States
to the Gulf. To do aught else he pronoun
ces "perjury"—yea more—it is inneting
the soriows._of the bereaved in the North
and stafuping their untimely graves as the
fruits of "false pretences." They must
therefore die—the bond so demands it,
and Jeremiah can be only as its last
fibre of flesh is devoted to the scales.—
He presents no one to plead as did fair
Partin of Old ; but flesh and blood and
life must be the appalling atonement, as
he shuts the "gates of mercy on mankind!"
Woe to the sad child of the sunny South,
since Jeremiakhas decreed his fate, for
henceforth heniustflee from hom9elnged
by death for there he shall find—
"The u Wl:leat beast more kinder than infirm' !"
We turn from this crimson 4 +pter
of our future history as the revengeful
Jeremiah paints it, with feelings of relief.
Not alone to the once lordly Southern
does he breathe his vengeance, but the
sable slave, excites his keenest hatred
and arouses his fiercest denunciation.—
He cannot doom him to the gibbet, for
the law does not so provide for the crime
of accepting his freedom by the overthrow
of treason. But the black man is untu
tored ; our laws forbid that :the slave
should write his name or read the inspir
ed word, and now that he may acquire
both and make himself measurably a - man,
Jeremiah hates him and feltriihim. He
protests that the white_ a.ce shall not be
" humiliated by sneaking behind the ne
" gr . !) and getting Lim to govern us."—
Perhaps not. There are many who might
well take refuge by ," sneaking behind"
the manhood of the negro, and he must
be a degraded shoat of the race indeed
who could not thus shelter a great law
giver who trembles at the liberation of a
degraded race, lest the bondman shall win
the right to a voice in the government.
Whatef6r may be `the future of the ne
gro he has made a record which in histo
ry will - shame the perfidy of men like
Judge Black, who knew better but did it
not. ,In the language of the idartyr
coln—" there will be some black men who
" can remember that with silent tongue,
" and clenched teeth and steady eye, and
"well poised bayonet, they have helped,
" mankind on to this great consummation.
" while I fear there will be some white ones
"unable to forget that With 'malignant
•,hea r t and deceitful speech, - they hare
"striven to hinder"it
But Judge Black's revenge does not
atop with the rebel and the negro. He
seems to hate President Johnson and spares
him not in his geaeral titude against man
kind. He did not traduce the President,
for that would have been a kindness; but
he declared that Mr. Johnson "does most
"heartily concur" in all his vituperation
against his party. , "When I give you this
"assurance," continues Jeremiah, "you
"are not to understand me as speaking
"from rumor, or report, or common fame- 7 ..
"I know N% hereof I affirm." This was the
most malignant of all the malignant va
garies of the speech, for in the doctrines
enunciated , by. Judge Black there is not
one to which the President has given his
sanction. We-charitably suggest to the
revengeful Jeremiah that his vengeance
should have some sort of bounds. Ho
won't spare the Democracy, nor thi South
erners, nor the negroes, nor himself, nor
the President; :but we beg of him to leave
some pmnnnarrlt of hi, kindness—say Cap-
Min Werze, for instance, or J. Wilkes
Booth, and LA him make his record that
these he loved while he remorselessly per
secuted all the rest of the \ human race !
THE VERDICT OF 1885
Maine, New - Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode
Island and Connecticut held their State
elections prior to Tuesday of last week,
and the Union. nien gained in Congress
men and swept every State.
Pennsylvania elected a Union Auditor
General, Surveyor General and about 37
majority on joint ballot in the legislature.
The State ticket is chosen by froth 15,000
to 20,000 - with a very light vote.
In Ohio the vote is very light ,and the
Democratic candidate, Gen. .Morgan, be
ing much less objectionable than Vallan>
digham, the Union majority is reduced to
about 30,000. The Democrats made an
exhausting-effort, and elect as near noth
ing as possible.
In lowa the Democrats nominated a
General also and endorsed President John-
SOn, toping tberely to deceive many Union
voters, but they are defeated by from 20,-
000 to 25,000.
In California there was ono state ticket
to elect, but two-thirds of the members of
the legislature chosen arelJnion thus set
tling another coppery as Senator—Mr.
In old Virginia the rebel-Democracy
have elected sexera I members of Congress,
but as they won't get in, its no odds, as
Toots would say. No where oat of rebel
don has Democracy vegetated this year !
TREY will have their fun down East.
One of their standing annual jokes is the
nomination of a Democratic State tieket
iu Massachusetts. and this year they have
perpetrated the joke of a gubernatorial
-nomination ou Maj. Gen. D. N. Couch,
once the clever commander of tiie Depart
mentof the Susipiehanua, with head-guar
terkin Chambersburg, according to gen
eral orders, but occasionally on the wing
in point of fact. We congratulate the
Democracy of 34apsachusetts on their sub
s:mad& advancement as manifested in set
letting a candidate for Governor who
proved his loyalty on many sauguinarS -
Yields, on the stump, by his votes for Cur
tin and Lincoln, and by his manly en
forcernent of law and order among the
lawless" copperheads of North-eastern
Pennsylvania. As the Democracy of
Massachusetts is a yery small institution
and extremely' youthful in success, it is
naturally impressible and goes right and
right wrong and sometimes a little of both
without serious inconvenience and mate
rial damage to its prospects. This year
it has a good candidati and a good plat
form considering its parentage. and it •
may come within fifty thousand Of suc
cess, which would be a clever gain on
last year. We also crigmtulate our old
friend Gen. Couch on the prospect of not
being elected Governor this 3 - ear. if he
will keep at it, however, he might be
ele'cted sometime in the next forty, years,
as he might be struck by lightning some
fine frosty New Year•suorning. Marcus
Morton tried it thirteen times and fin
ally made it by one vote, and be thereaf
ter atoned for the stain to Massachusetts
by loining the Republican party. Gov.
Boutwell also made it over Gov. Win
tlipp, who had became so sublimated - as to
deny that the world moved, and he was
accordingly left behind ; but BOutwell
made haste also to wipe out the blot of
Democratic success by joining the Repub
lican party, and now is one of the first
New England Republicans in Congress.
We promise to be with Gen. Couch at his
inauguration as Governor—when he is
elected, and if military will be deemed in
order, the home guards of Chambersburg,
with whom we have occasionally marche d
and frequently fled, will be on hand to
grace the imposing ceremonies.
THERE seems to be no limit to the fa
tality that follows the ambithin of the
Woodwards. Chief Justice WoOdward
was defeated for U. S. Senator when reg
ularly nominated and his Party in power
was subsequently rejected by the United
States Senate when nominated by Presi
dent Polk as Judge of the Supreine Court
of the. United States, and again rejected
by the people in 1863 when presented for
Governor. Weary - 4 defeats with the
father, - and desiring in some measure. to
retrieve his memory; the Demoeracy, of
Luzerne, hie•' home, nominated his son
Stanley for, the Senate this fall, and the
people of that strong Democratits county
have rejected him by 235 majority, while
the rest of the Democratic ticket is elect
ed. Verily Alm sour grapes which the
father has taken has set his children's
teeth on edge.
WE give elsewhere' in to-day's paper
thaparticulars of a terrible accident on
the PerinsYlvania Railroad ..nearlancas
ter on Saturday last, by which nine per
sons were killed and quite a 'number
-wounded. Among the killed we are
pained to record the names of Col. Wm.
Butler and wife of Lewistown, Mr. L.
, Carbon, Clerk in the:Surveyor
General's' office andloftiierly member of
the Honse, and Mrs. Br, wife of Colonel
James P. Barr, Surveyor General of ale
State and Editor of the Pittsburg Post.
Col. Butler was one of the ittost promi
nent citizens of the interior of the State
and held the position of Whiskey Inspec
tor.tuider Gov. Curtin. Some eight or
ten persons from Chambersburg were on
the train, but all escaped entirely but Mr.
John K. Shryock, who received a slight
flesh wound in the leg. -
HoN. J.EItE S. ill. ' 2l.CK:4l.o'n't seem to he
of a forgiving disposition. The Demo
cratic party has labored industriously for
its own sake to consign Buchanan and
Black to forgetfulness, and only at the
.late State Convention refused to accept
his heresies. Some men under such cir
cumstances would try to forget their own
history; but Jere is revengeful, and lie
plunged into a most vituperative speech
in Williamsport before the late election,
and left the Democracy just about no ma
jority in Lycoming where they hail 900
last year. We forgive Jere if the Democ
franktin ittpaettorn, eliantbtraburg, pa.
lii,spite of the most unscrupulous efforts
to defeat him, Morton McMichael is cho
sen Mayor of Philadelphia by over 5,000
majority. Although he has given the best
energies of his life to defend the great in
dustrial interests of Philadelphia and the
country on all occasions, he was assailed
persistently and bitterly as the foe of the
laboring classes, and while most of them
disregarded these falsehoods, still a few
were deluded to vote against their best
and ablest- friend. It will be a matter of
congratulation among the Union Men of
the„State that Mr. McMichael is chosen to
the Chief Magistracy of the great-empo
rium of the State. He will discharge - the
grave duties assigned him with dignity,
ability and fidelity, and maintain the high
character of Philadelphia for devotion to
Wit. B. MANN is their steady through
nag in Philadelphia, when the Union men
want to give the Democracy an extra lla
gelation. He has 8,080 majority, the
largest ever given to a local candidate since
1854, and of course is the highest man on
either ticket. He is chosen' to the fourth
term of the District Attorneyship, and
was the wheel-horse to carry various crip
pled candidates through. In thus honor
ing Wm. B. Mann Philadelphia does but
honor, to herself. We would be glad to
know whether one Isaac Newton Brown
was really running against him, or, being
the son of his mother, did heyefuse to serve
his country in office, as he refused to serve
in the field ? If there is any other Brown
who has ever been ' done, Browner than
Isaac Newton, we" sliould be glad to hear
W1LL1.1.31 IPLELI.x.x is defeated fOr As
sembly, and the result is one of uncommon
significance.. Xo opte is more respecttd as
a citizen—none niqe, blameless in charac
ter, none conceded; more integrity of par
pose, and no one in ten years past has had
so many reluctant votes cast against him.
He could have gone to„ the legislature al
most any time during the last fifteen years
while acting against the Democratic party.
and now. when he accepted the nomina
tion rather - Lc serve others, an he believed,
thanto serve himself, he is defeated. Such
a result teaches hew earnestness of -con
viction prvatil, just now dyer all personal
considerations, and how devoted are the
people to the fithilment of the just teach
ings of war.
BEDFORD gives Omit one-fifth the
lAtmocratie majority it gave last October,
ail as the Gazette insists that the soldier
vote was pretty much all fraudulent. the
revolution - must - have been fairly worked
out by the Union men at home. The-Ga
zette helped wry much by its floods of
coppery venom which impelled many-men
to revolt and vote the Union ticket. if
the Gazette wants the particulars of- the
revolution in that county we affectic6,ete
ly refer it 1.6 Mr. fan cessiza, who, as we
learn from ,several coppery journals, is
chairman of the Union State COmmittee,
and sometimes resides in Bedford.
Tim "mule ticket" came out about
nowhere in Dauphin county—the regular
Union candidate.; going through by over
1,200 and Col. Allman figures at the tall
end of the candidates. We commend the
perusal of the letter from 'Horacei'to all
who are particularly desirous not to know
what the local fight in Dauphin county
was about. He seems to have had much
trouble on the subject and learned just
nothing about it. • We must beg the am
bitions politician. of Harrisburg to let
our correspondent alone hereafter, or one
of these days his letter may date from the
WE think that Mr. Cessna has been re:
miss in not furnishing the Aye with re-:
•liable election returns. On Wednesday
morning it announced that the result "in
dicates the election of the Democratic Can
didates," and on Thursday morning it,de
dared that "a day or two will probably
show who is victor." Cessna should send
one of his obliging Secretaries at once to
the Aye office and give it the information,
that the Democracy were not running can
didates this year of any account.
Wilclass Mr. Duncan, as Senator elect,
alth gh there is reasonable hope that
Mr. M'Conaughy is chosen. Duncan has
91 majority on home rote in Adams—
where some Union men helped to strike
down their own candidate and fellow-cit
izen, and M'Conaughy has 57 in Franklin.
If the 77th Regiment, now in Texas, has
voted, it will settle the matter in favor of
M'Conaughy. We prefer, however;le err
on the safe side, and if correction is to
be made it will be au agreeable task.
[fox. Join; CESSN'A has more than met
the expectations of the loyahnen of the
State in the energy and skill with which
he directed the late contest. His address
es were plain and to the point—stating
the issues sb that he who runs could read,
and his organization was as thorough as
effort could make it in a sluggish campaign.
He may well be proud of his victory, and
his own home has crowned his laurels by
giving the Union ticket the best vote it
has cast since the war commenced.
INFORMATION is wanted of the soldiere,
recognized by the Bedford Gazette "as
among the bravest and most gallant men
who went out to fight under the flag of
our country," who addressed the people
of:Bedford in support of the copperheads.
They seem to have forgotten to vote them
selves or they have made a Mistake in
their tickets. The Gazette will please
leave the information with Mr. Cessna.
Is 1861 Franklin rejected Mr.'Augustas-
Duncan for Associate Judge by 100 or so;
'this year Adams has rejected Mr. Wm. 4 -1
Duncan for District Attorney,. and Mr.
Calvin M. Duncan is probably rejected
for Senator. If there are any More Dun
cans, we beg the Democracy to hand then],
,QuINCY gave Duncan a little of the hair
of the dog that bit Sharpe on Convention
day,'and the antidote seems to have been
as deadly as the disease. Last year
Quincy gave ne—this - yehr 85.
Tim Pittsburg Post treats as a " most
remarkable feature" of the late election
"the extraordin e ary vitality exhibited by
the Democratic party." As it has carried
about next to nothing and but little of
that, for people who like that sort of Vi
tality it is,: we presume, just the sort of
vitality such people like. Row many
more such exhibitions of vitality would it
take to leave but the blotted history of
TirE legislature ismore decidedly Union
than last year. The last House had 24
Union majority, and we gain one here,
one in: Adams and one •in Armstrong,
which makes the Union majority in the
House 30. The Senate will have 7 Union
majority if Duncan is chosen, and 9if
31'Conaugby is elected. The Union ma
jority on joint ballot will not be less than
37z—enough for all practical purposes?
THE "Young Guard" is becoming am
bitilAs of her old-time fame. For three
years Adams elected the whole Demo
cratic ticket by majorities of from 300 to
500 ; but this year the Democratic State
ticket has but a nominal niajority, and
the Union candidates for Assembly, Pro
thonotary and District Attorney are elec
ted. We welcome the "Young Guard"
back to her early love.
TrtE official returns from forty-two
counties of our State show a Union gain
of 20,340 as compared with the vote for
Auditor Genera] in 1862, when Slenker,
Dem., carried the State by 3.382. The
twenty-four counties yet to be officially
heard from will, in all probability. add
5,000 votes more, which will make the to
tal .:ITnion majority for the State ticket
trtE defeat of Col. D. Watson Rowe,
although pretty certain to be remedied by
the...nimy, was a most ungracious act of
oui scratching Union voters. -No man has
deserved better of the Union party. He
has vindicated their cause heroically in
tb_e - field and eloquently'at home, while
his opponent had the letr-t possible claims
upon Union men..
TIM Copperheads do not like the President's
speech to the colored inen of Washington, and
some of them begin to fancy that they have been
too hasty in endorsing him. The correspondent of
the New York Times says:
" The President's speech to-day caused mach
grumbling among the Copperheads here, who are
making a show of endorsing his policy. Expec
ting something from which they could extract
consolation for their present political' sacrifices,
quite a number were on the ground: bid when
the PreSident gave utterance to the sentiment
tied " he who was the 1110,5 G virtuous and the most
intelligent would be most exalted and occupy the
-highest position, without regartrto color," these
snakes were so ungracious as to hiss, and when
His excellency went so far as to call the black
veterans before him " his countrymen," they turn
ed, on heir heels and left in disgust. The colored
people cheered the President heartily, end receiv
ed his remarks with enthusiasm."
UP to Friday week, President Johnson had
signed two thousand six hundred and fifty-eight
pardons, more than, three-Afths of which were
granted within the past ten days. Thesbr.siness
averages from fifty to one hundred and fifty per
day, and yet the number issued does not equal
one-sixth of the applications on file. Among fhoso
recently pafdoned is L. Pope Walker, the first
Confederate Secretary of Wsr. It hi stated that
the Cabinet have declined to recommend the par
don of any of the excepted classes except those
known as the twenty thousand dollar class. All
other applications are filed away separately by
the Attorney General for future consideration.
THE colored population of Washingotn had a
grand jubilee last week, the occasion being the
public reception of. the First District of Colum
bia Colored Regiment, ::which recently returned
froM the South. The 'Command marched to the
.Executive Mansion, and were addressed by Pres
ident Johnson, who thanked the troops for the
services they had .rendered.. He - said this was
the country of all within its limit, without refer
ence to color. In concluding he gave them some
wholesome advice,' inculcating the importance of
honesty, industry and virtue, and the necessity of
showing b. their conduct that they are worthy of
Tiu follow* resolution, adopted by the Con
vention which nominated our _ State ticket, has
just bee endorsed by a majority ,very nearly as
large as that given to Lincoln last year. Read it:
3. That the mild and generous method of recon
struction offered by the President to the people
'lately in rebellion, in the judgment of this Cden
tion, has not been accepted in the spirit of honest
loyalty and gratitude, but with some evidence of
defiance and hostility as to impel us to the convic
tion that they cannot safely be entrusted with the
political rights which they have forfeited by their
treason, until they have proven their acceptance
of the results of the war, by incorporating them
in constitutional provisions, and securing to all
men within their borders their inalienable right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Arr., wolcomo back to the editorial chair of the
Hagerstown Herald John Arent*, Esq. He is
one of-the ablest of our political editors, sail as
worthy as he is able. We wish him abundant
Success, and doubt nqt that he will receive it.
Up to the present time 1,578 National Banks
have been chartered by the Treasury Department.
These banks have an aggregate capital of V98,-
W - 4,813, with A circulation of $174,1&2,631).
The specie captured with Jeff: Davie ie estima
ted at more than $109,000 in value.
Return of Horace—Ms Welcome—Conlin,
ston on the Mule and Atfti-Mule Ques
tton—Cooped and Voted—Defeat of the
Male Ticket—Struggle for the Post Of
flee—The Next Legislatare;d:e.
Correnpondenee of the Franklin Repository/..'"
HARIIISISLIZG, -October 14, 18&t
In obedience to orders from the Senior requir
ing me - to proceed to this place and report in
writing to head-quarters occasionally or oftener,
I am here in person, in. good condition, with
abundance of stationary and steel pens, and you
will please kick aside your personals, politico's,
&c., and let me in as of yore. Since my last
epistle chronicling the adjournment and dispersion
of the legislature, I hard had enough vicissi
tudes to crowd a volume: I ran the oil regions
through, had takes in various wells which. Produ
ced anything but oil and gold ; sported in the fake
region where I shook hands with Cochran of
Erie and bought another mule at a government
sale; scaled the White Mountains in search of the
fugitive health; plunged into "old ocean's grey and
melancholy waste" because it is fashionable ; took
a flying trip over the green prairies of the West,
and finally got back jiiia in time to Save the Re
publicans in the State by one or two of my most,
eloquent speeches delivered in rural school-houses.
I am now a fixture for the fall and winter season,
and yorir readers will bear from me oftener per
haps than they will care to read.
Having been absent from the capital for some
Months, I was confused and worse confounded
when I returned and made some effort to get the
hang of local polities The first friend I met was
brother Bergner who
with both bandit : and pat the momentous query—
was I mule or anti-mifle? - Not knowing that - I
belonged eithe r-immediately or - remotely - 30 that
philosophical - elais 'of creation, I supposed that
Bergneriad been shut up in the Insane Asylum
during my absence, and had just escaped ; but he
looked sober, rave and rational and pressed up
on me muleortuti-mule. I tried to expostulate,
to insist that I ad not been transferred into one
of the long-eat* gentrY and didn't mean to be ;
but still with distended' eyes and increased grasp
of my , hands, he answered only—mule or anti-_
mole ! Noticing great drops of sweat coursing
their way down his .finely chiseled' ftme, I beg
ged him to be Seated, and inform me how many
mules he wanted; how may be had to deliver,
what time he had for the delivery, what margin
he had on the contract, and who all were in with
him ; but his eyes beamed back indignant flashes
as he thundered—"no horse mules—that's played
out—votes! rotes! VOTES!—mule votes, are
threatening the harmony of the party, the harmo
ny of the Post office, the harmony of the next
United States Senator, the harmony; in short, of"
all mundane hoes !—are you mule or anti-mule 7 4,
Bewildered, and agonized I begged to have ten
seconds for reflection. "Reflect," said the perspir
ing brother, "but are you mule or aittimanle
We separated from each others' embrace, and
bent our steps in our own ways, when Bomberger
greeted me with his blandest. Mile and uttered
the pregnant imp:dry—mule or anti-mule. Ere I
could answer, Kunkel with -cool, measured step
was by ray side and grasping me by the button
hole, whirled me around the corner and thundered
in my ear, with frightful gesture—rmile or anti
mule I—how goes the RErosiToax 7 I begged
him to allow me to breathe, to umerstand that
the RErostreav had nut gone any where in par
ticular since it was burnt out when it went down
town, and that there wasn't a mule of the regular
species either at the flitting dr about the estab
lishment to the best of my knowledge and belief.
"Tie well" he responded in deep, funereal tones,
and would have added more, but Cameron just
then stood between us, lifted his bat to your cor
respondent higher than ever before, and begged
me to honor him by an immediate visit to Lochiel
where we should have a feast of mules and a flow
of wine. We took the flow, and had the feast—
mules for soup, mules for fish, Mules for the hea
vy courses and mules for desert. In vain did I
plead that I wan no contractor—that I didn't
know a mule from a Winnebago, - and that I "wot
rot eP' the pressing issue of long ears or short
earl. But still the came interrogatory Vita then
dered,in my distracted ears—mule or and r inule
I begged for explanation, but mule or anti-mule
wet, the only explanation I mild get, as it came
in plain, vexed, and cork-screw interrogatories.—
In a fit of phrenzy I rushed out hatless, and
Cameron after -me, bearing on a banner this
strange device—"Excelsior—antimmle." Pant
ing, weary, confused and well nigh crazed, I
reached my room, sent for sixteen waiters and
begged of them to tell me what great discord
socially, politically, financially or otherwise the
mule had prodiced in Harrisburg. Where
upon I was informed that there was a mule
ticket—a cross of Alleman and Heck running
against the regular Union nominees for the legis
lature, and that one or the other of the tickets
would probably be elected. So the problem was
solved—there Was a mule ticket and an anti-mule
ticket, and one ran one way for Senator and the
I did not recover my equanimity in time to
vote intelligently, but ,was cooped while some
oysters had temporarily flew to nay head, and vo
ted mdependently as somebody put me through,
innocent of mule or anti-mule; but I must have
gone anti, for the - antics hive it by something
like forty thousand—more or less. The general
impression is that the mule ticket is beaten-main
ly for want of votes.
I am grieved to-learn that pretty Much every
body, most of their relations and a ceasiderable
slicet4 the rest of mankind ; have signed a peti
tion in favor of Gen. Knipe for Post Master.= ,
Knipe going in would not be a matter of serious
moment, but brother Bergner don't relish going
out, and there's the rub. The tale of the mule
fight is therefore trausfered to Washington, and
my impression is that if Bergner goes out Knipe
will go in, and that if Knipe stays out, Bergner
will probably stay in. In this I maybe mistaken,
but if so, there are many more sagacious men
—The legislature is largely Republican-- in
both branches, and the State is sufficiently Re
publican to dernorfttrate thatthereis not enough
of vitality left in the Democracy to enable it to
make a respectable contest for Governor nest
year. Kemble will, of course be re-elected State
Treasurer; Fleming, Speaker of the Senate and
Hamersly Clerk. In the House the Speakership
will be contested by Kelly of Washington,
Glass of Allegheny and 'Kegley of Butler, two of
which will pretty certainly be defeated. The
west will most, likely in the end concentrate on
Kelly, who is an able, dignified andin all respects
a competent gentleman. Y presume that there
will be no opposition to the re-election of Father
Benedict as Clerk. HORACE.
Preparal4orm for the Xeetinii o f
—The Friamph (Writhe Union Patly—The
Correspondence of 'The Franklin Ettpository. .
NO. L..] WASELNOTON Cfrr, October 14, 1865.
We return to the city and find it about the
same as when we went away. Everybody is bu
sily engaged in preparing for Congress, and all
expect to reap a rich harvest, as there is every
prospect of a -crowded city. The hotels are al
ready full, and quarters for the winter are being
engaged very extensively all over the city. - Owing
to the enornionilnflux of Southerners, and their
engagement of rooms for many months ahead, we
opine that the city will be even more crowded
than last winter. In fact there is but few rooms,
conveniently located and well furnished, now to
be had, and the prices asked are enormous. To
rent a good, comfortable house, is out of the que;
Eke late glorious triumph of the Union party
in Pennsylvania causes much comment among all
classes here. The friends of the Administration
and of the departed Lincoln did not look for such
a glorious victory. The Copperheads felt sure
of carrying the day, and consequently feel sore
over such a disagreeable defeat r they met last
Tuesday. WeHean also see upon the faces of
many of the Southerners a doleful grin over it.
Lately they have been very bold and defiant.
They go right up squarely to the President and
demand a pardon as a matter of right—a thing
they nre entitled to at once. If the President
does not heed their request they 'openly insult
him. But a few days since a noted rebel, not
meeting with success in his endeavors to secure
a pardon, marched boldly up and addressed the
President thus: "I thank you, Mr. President, for
my pardon; I am now a good Union man; have
taken the oath and am one of you; but Mr. Pres
ident did not Stonewall Jackson give us bell in
the Valley 7" The man was shown the door, but
not until quietly applauded by many Of the same
sort of Southerners standing round him.
The pardon business is still continued and ,
there is grounds on which to base a statement,
that a general amnesty proclamation will-in a
short time be issued. Whether Jeff Davis will
be included in it We do-.not know, 'but we do
know that should such be the case it will cause
much disappointment among the people all over
the country and there is much dissatisfaction al
rAady btvaust be baa not been trim lanreinee
Ootoiw 18, 1865.
Should the'gtr'Vermneat not &sit Ord a . firaitor's
death to some of the imporbsnt ringleaders of the
rebellion, we feel safe in predicting that unless , '
Davis, Lee and many others of the same class
elekr the country at once, they will meet with`
the rewards due them at the bands .of some sol
dier who is now dragging out a miserable exist
ence caused by inhuman treatment received in
the Andersonville prison pen, or by some fatheT
made childless, or some child fatherless by this
Cruel war commenced and carried on by these
leaders to whom the Government at the present
time seems as if about to extend pardon and for-
giveness for all their past sins and misery caused
throughout the land. _
The Werze trial is nearly ended. On next
Wednesday the Judge Advocate will deliver the
arguments for and against the prisoner. -Baker
the prisener's comisel to-day abandoned the ease,
leaving the Judge Advocate .to saer up both
side!. It is estimated that the- coat of this trial
will be over one hundred thousand dollars.
The number of Freedmen under charge of Col
Eaton in the Washington District is 34,308. It.
would be a good idea to try and get a portion of
these people sent to some place where their labor
is in demand. There is nothing in the world for,
half of them ttio here, The demand for their
services in very 'large, but the Freedmen Vain
very few eases leave the district preferring to
remain and trust to chance and Uncle Sam to
get their Sticker and subsistauce. 'We think that
as long as there is so much demand for their labor
at-other points it is very unwise.in the Freed
men's Bureau providing them with quarters for
so trifling a sum and encouraging them to stay
when the fact is so palpable that there is no work
here for them. Unless it be for the old * the sick
oi`orphan children the Bureau should not provide
quarters at any price and compel them to accept
the office of farmers elsewhere. s. c.
The following is a complete list of the members
elect to the legislature of 1866. _ The only possi
ble variations may be in the Clearfield, Elk and
Forrest Assembly district, where' there was a
triangular fight, and we have no returns, but we
guess that Dr. Early is chosen, and in this Send
turial district, where there is some hope that the
army vote ma defeat Duncan and elect SCCon
aughy. Last M.r the Senate stood 19 Union to
14 Democrats—the new Senate, conceding Dun
can's election, wilytand W:1 Union to 13 Demo
erats—a gain_ot - one in Luzerne county, where
young Woods ardis bsaten. The Union majority
in the Senate is therefore certainly 7, andmaY be
9. In the House the Union majority was 24 last
u Adams, one in Perry
tieh makes the majority
tot. We subjoin the list
;ied with a star (*) were
those marked with a deg
year, and we gain one
and one in Armstrong, a
30, and 37 on joint bal
of members. Those ma
members last year, and
ger 0) were members p
17. B. Ghampneyr.,
John M. Dunlap, U.
18. A. HeistandGlatk,l D.
19. Calvin M. Duncan, D.
20. Geo. W. Householder,U
21. Louis W. Hall, U.
.irk Haines, U.
22. Gen. Harry White,fU.
23. Wm. A. Wallace,* D.
24. John Latta, D.
Thomas/ Bighorn, U.
1 20. Wm. Hopkins, D.
27. Rev. R. A. Brown,
128. Thomas Hoge, U.
'29. Morrow B. Lowery, tr.
1. Jere. Nichols, U. -
2. Jacob E Ridgway,*U.
3. C.M.,, Donovan, D.
4. Gbbrge Connell,* U.
5. W. Worthington. U.
Horace Royer, U.
6. Oliver P. James, D.
7. Geo. B. Scholl, D.
S. Heisler Clymer, D.
9. Wm. 3L Randall, D.
10. H. B. Beardsley, D.
U. George Landon,t U.
12. L. D. Shoemaker, U.
13. Capt WarrenCowles, U
24. John Walls, D.
13. D. Montemery, D.
16. D.lleming, U.
HOUSE OF. REP
1.-Goerce W.-Ghegan, U
2. W. K Eaddiman,• U.
a Samuel Josephs,• D.
4. WM. W. Watt,* U.
5. Joseph T. Thomas,* U.
6. James Freeborn, • U.
7. James Subers, U.
F. James N. Kems,• U.
5. Geo. A. Qsigloy,* D.
10. ElislmlV. Davls,ll.l.
11. F. D. Sterner' 11.
12. Alexander Adair, IJ.
13. Jalites Donnelly,* D.
14. Francis Hood,! U.
13. Geo. Dellaven, Jr.* U.
16. David A. Wallace, U.
17. Edward G. Lee,• U.
18. James N. Marks. U.
Oberleer. Boyle, D
Thomas Rose s ! D.
Huntingdan'Affjlin and At
Ephraim Baker, U.
James M. Brown, U. •
/rain= and Westmorland
James M'Elroy,• U.
George E. Smith' U.
Maj. B. W. Eibenk,• U.
Capt. Chas. Denims,* U
John M. Sk tnanU.
Capt. Jacob Wily, U.
Nelson Weiser,* D.
James F. Mine,* D.
Alfred Slack,* U.
Jahn P. Glass,* U.
G. Y. MlCee,* U.
H. B. Herron,* U.
J. D. Hank - a, U.-
David Shaffer, U.
' Anthony Grady.* D.
Daniel F. Seyb , ..,* D.
David 8. Kam,' D.
Lyconaing, Union 4 Snyder.
S. C. Wirgard; U.
Copt. D. A. Irwin, U.
Dr, Isaac Itothrock,
memer, Lamm= 4 Butler.
Josiah M'Pberrtn, U.
' San:tool M'Sinley,* U.
John H. Negley,• U. -
Henry Pillow*, U.
Dr. A . D. Marelay,* D.
Ed. Satterthmatt,` D.
Lieut. Philip S. Houck, U.
Lieut. Frank. Methling, U.
Frederick Harmer,• D.
Henry• B. Rhoades," D.
John 311.3simer,* D.
Joseph G. Adinm,* U.
Bradford and Sullivan
Lorenzo Grinnel,. U.
G. Wayne Kinney, U.
Lather• Calvin,. D.
P. W. Deadman,* D.
Northam - punt.
Oliver R. Myers, D.
T. D. Barrington, D.
Charles W: Tharp, D.
Per and _Franklin.
Col. P. S. Stambaugh, U.
Capt. Geo. A. Shaman, U._
Dr. K. Robinson, D.
John Crosland, D.
Peter J. Collins, D. -
Somerset, Be4ford Punon.
Al'ixses A. Boss,* U.
D. B. Armstrong," U.
SusquchawFut and Wycnainy,
J. T. Cameron, U.
Peter AL Osterhoat," U.
Tiars and Potter.
Dr. Wm. T. Humphrey ; U
John 8. Mann, U.
Venortge and Warren.
W. L. Whann, U.
CoL U. Allen, 11
Waskiagron mid Beazer.
James R. Kelly'," IL
Joseph B. Webda,* U.
M. 8. Quay,* U.
Wayne end Pike:
William N. Nelson,* D.
James Cameron,' D.
A. S. Lawrence, D.
Cyras L. Pershing; , D.
Carbon and Monroe.
Allen Craig, D.
Fredl: Kurt:, D.
Nathan T. Sharpless,. U.
N. A. Pennypeker,' C.
W. B. Waddell,* U.
Clarion and Jo - arson.
W. W. Barr,* D.
Cloaricld Rik and Forrest,
Dr. R. C. Early,t L D.
Chaos Cameron, ¢ ArKean.
E. B. Eldred,* D.
Coitenibia and Monwur.
W. B. Jaooby,* D.
J. C. Starderant,44.7.
Geo. B. Bonus,* U.
Pbnip Long, D.
Henry B. Hoffman, U.
Dr. J. Seiler, U.
Ellwood. Tyson,` U.
CoL D. B. AL'Creary, U.
CoL 0. & Woodward, U
SUDDEN DRAT/.—On last Tuesday evening
personage well known in this State by the assum
ed name of D. Mocracy, died veryauddenly. He
had received severe injuries last fall by coming in
contact with several soldiers, but it was supposed
that he had entirely recovered, as for weeks be
fore his death he was in apparent good health, al
though keen observers noticed a demoralization
of his physical system, Re was noted during his
eventful life for the number of changes he made
in his name and clothes. For the past four years
ho sported a suit of grey, but at the time of his
death had on a blue coat, although it is asserted
that his much loved grey coat was worn next his
skin. It is thought by some that his sudden death
was hastened by his being - smothered under a
number of bltje coats. An inquest on his remains
was held at the Y. M. D. C. room at an early hour
on , Weduesday morning, and 'after the jury had
retired to the Inidligencer office, they returned
the peculiar verdict of " died from A want of votes."
This verdict was only arrived at aftereensidera
ble cyphering, and the reading of several tele
graphic despatches from different parts of the
State, where the dead man Was well known-41-
though D. Mocricy was but the assumed name of
the deceased, it is hard to tell what his right name
was, as be had different names in different locali
ties. A great many well informed persons say
that his real name was C. Sesh ; others are as
positive that his proper name was R. E. Pudiate.'
We have frequently beard him called Aunty Nig
ger, a soubriquet given him no doubt on account
of his old womanish appearance. The news of
his death will be heard with regret by 'a large
number of his relations living `` down South," but
the public at large will not share in this regret as
he was always of a quarrelsome disposition and
never satisfied unless feeding at the public ca.
He will be buried in the large cemetery at the
head of Salt River, a place to which he made an
annual pilgrimage for the last four years.--Lan
THE counterfeiters of unimportable foreign
perfumery pay but a poor compliment to Ott sa
gacity and taste of American ladies, if they ex
pect them to buy their simulated "extracts;"
when Ration's "Night Blooming Ceretis," the
finest article - of its kind in any country, is obtain
THE report of Brevet Brigadier Geri. 'Thomas,
Adjutant Generalof the Army, mane to the Sec
retary of War, shows that be organized in all
over 80,000 colored troop in the Valley of ther