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Friday, Sept. 4, 1863.
S. AI. PETTENGILI. & CO.,
NO. 87 Park Row, New York, and 6
State St-Boston, are our Aghnts for the IlEttat.n
In those eition, and are authorized to take Advertise
monta and Subseriptions for us at our lowest ratan.
ANDREW G. CURTIN,
OF CENTRE COUNTY
FOR JUDGE OF pIE SUPREME COURT
OF BEAVER COUNTY
Union County Convention
The loyal citizens of Cumberland county,
without distinction of party, who desire cor
dially to unite in sustaining the National and
State Administrations in their patriotic ef
forts to supress a sectional and unholy re
bellion against the unity of the Republic, and
who desire to support by every form of the
Gov( rnment our heroic brethren in arms,
who are braving disease and perils of the
field to preserve the Union of our fathers, are
requested to assemble at the usual places of
holding delegate elections in the respective
Wards, Boroughs ,and districts throughout
On Saturday, September sth, 1863
In the Boroughs between the hours of 7
and 9 o'clock, P. M, and in all the other Dis
tricts between the hours of 3 and 6 o'clock,
P. M., and e'ect two' delegates from each
Ward, Borough and Township to meet in
County Convention, at CARLISLE, in the
Court House, on Monday, September 7 th, 1863,
at 11 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of plac
ing in nomination a County Ticket to be sup
pc.rted at the ensuing October election.
Chairman of Executive Committee.
ROBERT WILSON, Secretary.
Borough Delegate Elections.
The loyal citizens of the EAST WARD,
of the Borough of Carlisle, without distinc
tion of - part}; Who desire eadialry
in sustaining the National and State Admin
istrations in their patriotic efforts to Sup
press a sectional and unholy rebellion a
gainst the unity of the Republic, are request
ed to meet at the public house of .1(8E1'11
HEISER, and those of the WEST - WARD, at
the public house of ions HANNON, on ,Sat
ittrday Evening next, the sth inst, for the pur
pose of electing two delegates - from each
ward to the Union County, Convention, which
will assemble in Carlisle on Monclay the 7th
inst., to put in nomination a county ticket.
JOINING OUR. ARMY.- A considerable num
ber of rebel cons rims have reem,tly report
ed at Corinth for duty in the national army
COLORED TROOPS IN 4 TIIE Fl ELD.-Th e
number of colored troops actually in the
field is between twenty-two and twenty three
thousand.' Fifty additional regiments ar,-
partly organized, and speedily approaching
completion. The estimate of one hundred
thousand being in arms by fall will, it is
thought, be fully sustained.
13081 E of' the Woodward journals charges
Gov. Curtin with having belonged to the Na
tive American party. Hadn't they better look
a little to the action of their owu candidate,
when he proposed an amendment to the Con
stitution, "to prevent any foreigners who may
arrive in this State after the 4th day of July,
1841, from acquiring the right to vote or to
hold office in this Commonwealth.
TILE FOLLOWING explanations of the catch
words of the Copperhead feeders, are from a
reliable source, and may be depended upon
" Freedom of speech," for treason 'and re
bellion, but no freedcm of speech against ala
" The Union as it was," under Buchanan,
"The Constitution as it is," under Jeff Da
" Liberty of the press," to print the arti
oles paid for by the rebel Government.
"Democrticy," the right of the aristocratic
few to govern themselves, and all others.
Upon a review of these explanations, which
make the position of the Woodward party very
plain, we are satisfied that they are not the
old doctrines of the Democratic party, but the
new seoesh platform constructed by the slave
holding aristocrats of Philadelphia, the Inger
tolls, Biddies, Butlers, and Whartons.
Rad Curtin wanted he could, with all ease
have prevented the Rebels from getting a
foothold in Pennsylvania. —Volunteer.
Lee invaded Pennsylvania with more than
100,000 of the best disciplined and best fight.
ing troops the world evey.saw,. The entire
enrollment in Pennsylvania, cripples sick men,
and all, is not guile 200.000. From this un
organized mass Curtin could have easily or
ganized, equipped, armed, drilled, and provi
ded with competent and experienced officers
an army large enough to have defeated Lee,
in the same time that Lee marched from the
Rappahannock to the Pennsylvania line. In
other words Gov. Curtin could have organ
ized from the raw material a veteran army of
100,000,' having two-years, discipline and in
every other respect equal to Leo's army, in a
little more than three weeks. If any of your
readers, Mr. Volunteer, is fool enough to be
lieve this, we expeot him to vote for Wood
ler THE UNION STATE COMMITTEE, at their
meeting at Harrisburg last week, ordered the
preparation of an address by their Chairman,
to the Union voters of the State, whioh we
hope to be able to present in our next issue.
We need not assure our readers that it will
offer no apcilogy for treason-in any form, nor
propose any half-way support to the vital is
sue of preserving the Republic.
Wm has tw ice saved Pennsylvania from be
ing overrun, and ruined ? Aunucw G. CUR
TIN, our Governor. Will the people vote a
gcinst him—the honest, loyal masses? No!
"SLAVERY is an inoalculable blessing,' say
tho friends of Mr. Justice Woodward, and
from the readiness With , which they lend their
iteoks tho degrading yoke of party slavery,
we have an evidence that they are, sincere in
this belief At last.
AZV'The WashingtOn Star says that ~we
havebetween, seventy and eighty thousand
rebel.prismiemand that Jeff. Davis has a
bout thirty thousand of our men; awaiting
Defeat of the Crittenden Compro
mise and , the Cause of the War.
The Volunteer of last' week contains an
elaborate editorial pretending to excuse the
imbecility of Buchanan's administration,
and accusing the Republican party with be
ing alone responsible for the rebellion. The
article is, of its kind, pre-eminently first class.
It contains More filthy abuse and misstate
ment than any article we have seen,.even in
the Volunteer.' Every sentence teems with
such expressions as " Jacobin journals,"
"villainous hounds," " dirty scoundrels"
"shoddyites," '' accursed scoundrels," " trai
tors," " lying blacksnakes," and all the other
brutal epithets that can be found in the dirty,
disgusting vocabulary of a Democratic editor.
But it is not the article itself that we intend
noticing. It is our purpose to correct its
unblushing falsehoods, and once more give
the true statement of the origin and cause
of our difficulties.
The salient points in the article before us
are, First : That the Republicans defeated
the Crittenden Compromise.
Second. That the defeat of the Crittenden
Compromise caused the war, and therefore
the Republicans are responsible for it.
The Senate of the United States, in the 36th
Congress, consisted of sixty-six members, of
whom twenty-four W'ere Republicans and the
balance Democrats. Every measure of pol
icy that was proposed by the Republicans
was voted down unceremoniously, and the
Democratic papers vied with each other in
crowing over the defeat of such measures
and praising the wisdom, patriotism, and
honesty of the Democre tic majority, whose
presence put an effectual stop to all the fa
natical performances of the Abolitionists.--
Every committee of the Senate was demo
cratic. Every measure that had a democra
tic origin was adopted by an almost two
thirds vote. If a Republican had any thing
o offer, he must offer it with the certainty
that it would be choked off in the committee
or overwhelmingly voted down in the Sen
ate. But when the Crittenden resolutions
were offered, although the Democracy now
contend that it was such a measure as would
have forever prevented trouble, and al
though--they controlled altimst - two:thirds - of
the entire Senate, they allowed it to he voted
down by a party which had but one man
where they had two.
Are the Republicans then responsible for
its defeat? No. They knew it was or.ly a
farce to allow traitors to gain time and make
preparation to destroy the Government.—
They knew certainly that the men who threat
ened to secede unless the oil Missouri Com
_promise were repealed would not likely . re
main in the Union if it were re-enacted.
The Democracy were giving the trouble—
they were threaten;ng to secede and destroy
the country—they had a large majority, and
if they wanted the Crittenden Compronise
why did they not adopt it? The truth sim
ply is, those of the party who could get their
States out of the Union Were bound to go
under any circumstances, and those who
could not, were bound to do something to
palliate the guilt of the others—hence their
prating about the defeat of the Crittenden
Again. " The Republicans defeated, the
measure and its defeat brought on the war
that is now devastating the country." Does
any man of intelligence believe this? If
he does he can easily get rid of his credulity
by examining the record of events f.r the
six months just preceeding the fall ofSump
ter. Mr,crittendeu introtitteesi _ his _resolu,
tions Dec. 18th, 1860. South Carolina had
passed a bill organizing and equipping 10,-
000 troops, and had also called a secession
convention on the 18th of November pre
ceeding. November 18th, Georgia Legisla
ture voted $1,000,000 to arm the State and
called a secession convention. Dec. 10th,
Louisiana toted $500,000 and called a se
cession convention. This was before the
Compromise was offered or even suggested
in Congress. Mr. Clarke offered an amend
ment to the Crittenden resolutio •, which was
adopted, January 16th, to the effect that the
"Constitution as it is" is good enough and
that all good men should unite in supporting
it. The adoption of this amendment virtual
ly defeated Crittenden's resolution. The
amendment however, was afterward rescind
ed and a direct vote taken on the resolution
March 2, 1863.. Before either of these dates
four States had seceded and had made ins-
InetiSe preparations for an aggresSive war,
and before the final vote on the measure was
taken, the Confederate Government compri
sing seven States was organized, its officers
inaugurated, its armed forces had seized all
the forts, navy yards, custom houses and
mints, belonging to the United States within
their limits. A vextsel bearing the flag of the
Union was fired upon and driven away from
ono of our ports; the forces belonging to the
Government were surrendered to the Rebel
government as prisoners of war; and all
these affairs were rejoiced over by rebels as
though they were victories obtained over a
foreign foe. Hero was every possible ingre
dient of war. These were not mere prepa
rations to guard against future danger, but
they were such acts as would have"been re
garded as the commencement of hos:ilitie9,•
if committed by the United States against a
foreign nation. Note hat gave rise to these
hostile, • warlike proceedings ? A pologists
for treason tell us " the defeat of the Critten
den Compromise." llistory says, all this oc
curred before a vote was taken on that men.-
The war, as we have frequently said, was
brought about by the deliberate assault or
the traitors upon the Government. They
bad stolen its property, nullified its laws,
captured its forces, seized upon its revenue,
insulted its flag' - and defied its,authority while
they were holding its offices and receiving.
snug salaries from its Treasury; and even
when the Government Ix the sake of peace
and in the hope of compromise had pledged
itself to "make no war upon themrthey
crowned their work of villainy and treason
by attacking and'capturing one of its garri
sons, boldly declaring, through their own
Vico President, that they would wave their
flag over its Capitol in less than sixty days.
There was a boldness in' this treason that
could only be produced by the certainty of
success. - Who gave them this certainty tL-
F ie Democratic Party of the North. Behold
their record: Fernando Wood' wrote to the.
Governor of Alabama thai . •be . regretted
he had not the power.to conipel the police
of New York to give up the arms they
had seized from the agents of the traitors.—
He afteiward•advocated the secession Of New
York City and Long, Wand in order that
they might join the Rebel Confederacy. The
New, York ,Ifercgd urged the adoption of the
Moafgomery Constitutit.n and the Confider
ate„ClOyernment by the people of the North.
The Itemocratic press of New York City re
peatedly advised the capitalists not to loan
the Government a dollar to he used for its
defence or the suppression of armed treason.
W. S. Preston, Teackle Wallis and other
Democratic leaders in Maryland &dared in
their party meetings that not a man should
cross their State for the purpose of enforcing
the laws or interfering with traitors. Frank
Hughes, of Pennsylvania. taught us that it
was the policy and interest of our own State
to join the Rebel Confederacy. And GEO.
W. WoonwAttn, the model candidate for
Governor declared that slaveholders may fall
back on their " natural rights and employ in
defense of their slave property whatever
means of defense they possess or may com
mand." We might fill columns with such
extracts, but these will suffice to show the
position of these leaders with regard to the
Government in its hour of danger. Not a
single word was uttered by them that would
lead any one to believe that they would sup
port the Government against the attacks of
traitors, but throughout the whole land it
was proclaimed that the South should not be
coerced—that "it was unconstitutional, and
wicked to make war on our "Southern breth
ren," and that, for every regiment that, Lin
coln could raise to coerce the South, two
would be raised to assist th• m in fighting for
their rights. Encouraged by such expres
sions to believe that the Government could
not support itself the traitors began the war
upon it and we all well know the fearful re
sult. Our country has become one vast
graveyard, filled with the noblest andbravest
of her sons. Our streets are filled with crip
ples and our I owns peopled with widows and
orphans whose protectors and fathers have
been 'slain by traitorswho - owe - their - very
existence to the Government they have at
tempted to destroy.
, Now who are responsible for this lament
able condition of our ot:ce 'happy land and
on whose guilty heads rests the crime of
having caused this misery 7 On the traitors
of the South who, without provocation, be
gan the war; and the Democratic leaders of
the North, whose acts and speeches gave
_the . the _usu r _ce_they_ivou hl__n Qt. Au 316 Q .
the government in executing the laws against
them. The plain record of events connected
with the commencement of the rebellion
proves this beyond the slightest question.
We intend calling no hard names, or in
dulging in. any abuse or denunciation. We
have given a plain statement. of the com
mencement of our troubles, its causes and
its authors. And now we ask all true men,
by the respect they bear for our noble dead,
by the compassion they hay, for the cripples
who daily walk our streets, and by their
hopes of a speedy end of all our troubles, to
oppose in every political movement every
man who ever apologized for traitors, or led
them to believe that he would not support
our Government in its efforts to put them
THE WORDS OF A DEMOC RAT. —The true De
ruoeracy,of the nation ought to take as their
watchword, the words of one of their best and
most upright leaders—Daniel S. Dickinson.—
lle sent a brief dispatch to the grand meeting
of War Democrats, held a few days ago at In
dianapolis. • The dispatch was in these few,
but expressive, words : Strive to rescue le
country from rebellion, and the Democratic na le
front disgrace." Mr. Dickinson sees how , es
picable is the position into which Va ndig-
ham and Woodward want to drag the Demo
cratic masses. They occupy the same plat
from as Breokinridgo the traitor, and they do
sire to whip the voters of their party into the
same position. But Mr Dickinson, who is in
deed ai Democrat, and always has been, and
wa. not, like Woodward, a Know-Nothing. op
posing the right of foreign-born citizens to
vote, cautions his fellow patriots against those
traitors, as he would against the cup of the
poisoner. " Let us rescue the country from
rebellion." This is right.. No Democrat, who
loves the memory of Jackson, can forget that
it was ho who said, " The Union must and
shall be preserved." It was Jackson who
nipped the budding treason of the South in
1832 Till now, when men of the Woodward
stripe obtained its temporary loader hip, De•
mocracy was always for the Government in
time of war. Now, it is no wonder that the
patriarchs of the party, like Cass aid Dickin
son, raise their voice in warning to call the
masses around the old standards. It is no
wonder that they feel anxious to "rescue the
Democratic name from disgrace." When they
see such men as Seymour and Woodward ail
ing the rebellion by opposing the Government,
they cannot but tremble at the spectlele of
the followers of Jefferson and Jackson, giv
ing their names to posterity as the Tories of
the great Rebellion.
Democrats, which do you choose, the lead
of loyal men, friehds of the masses, like Cur
fin, or of deceiving cheats like Woodward ?
Your old leaders caution you against being
traitors. Rally, then, to the old call.
Had we a man instead of an imbecile in the
Governor's chair, no rebel would have dared
to enter our valley and rob our people.— Vol.
We bad once a man in the Presidential chair
who allowed rebels to steal seven States of
the Union ; Plunder the Treasury, rob the
mints; capture the forts and munitions of war
and organize the very Government that sent
the Rebel army into our midst when he might
with a sing!e word have crushed it at its birth.
This man is the political idol of the Volunteer
add is labeled James Buchanan. Judge Wood•
ward is supported by the men who admire the
wisdom, statem anahip and energy of this
u‘ighty man ;. 'and is one- Of his admirers.
himself. ShOuld he be eleoted and exhibit
some of the same sort of Democratic ability
the Reba, would steal our whole State inside
of three months.
- fterGen. Sigel has been relieved from his
duties in. Pennsylvania, and his staff muster
ed—Out of-the service. ,
ORGANIZE I ORGANIZE !
Let this be the watchword! Every town
ship in the country must have its
. club and
make a vigorous effort to meet the enemieS of
our government at the ballot•box and defeat
them as signally as our interp id soldiers in. the
field have the rebels with the cartridge-bcx.
PennSylvailia must remain true to the cause
of the Union, the Consti ution and the Laws,
and every patriot must gird on his weapons
and enter the contest with heart and soul.—
The enemies of the government• are vigilant
and will never yield without a desperate ro
sistence and we must be prepared to carry
Pennsylvania, the "Keystone of 'the federal
arch I" No one can fully predict the incalcu
lable evil that would befall us should she fall
into the hands of the anarchists. Tht3 posi•
tion of New York is hardly a fair illustration.
In New York they have experienced, Riot,
Ruin and Devastation . and no honest man will
pretend to say that this would have been the
case if there had been a Union Governor at
her great head. Now, loyal men! if you wish
to avoid a fate worse than that of our neigh
bors in New York, go to work at once and or
ganize, and assert in your might that Andrew
G. Curtin and Daniel Agnew, on behalf of the
State ticket, and every man on our county
ticket must be elected. Organize ! Organize !
Chatys'J Biddle, the Copperhead Chair
man of the Democratic Executive Committee,
has published an address which is one of the
must infamous and treasonable documents of
the present day. IL is infamous because it is
full of the most bare faced lies, and treason
able bocause its aim is, for partisan purposes,
to incite the people against the government
Read a few extracts :
•' Ity Sir. Lincoln's election In November, IMO, the
power to save or destroy the Union was in the hands
Mr. Biddle knows, and every being above
an idiot knows, that the power to save the
Union was not in the hands of Mr. Lincoln's
party, but that South Carolina and six other
States seceded and virtually declared war,
months before Lincoln's inauguration—that
it was during the democratic administration
of Buchanan that the arms and ammunition
belonging to the nation were smuggled to the
South, ships of war sent to the remotest part
to the Star of the West at Charleston. And
yet, whilst that grey-headed old traitor, Bu
chanan, was committing his damnable trea
son and perjury, we are told by Mr. Biddle
't that the power to save the Union was in the
hands of Lincoln's party" I Mr. Biddle says
"To cover up their nwn tracks, they invite us to
spend all our indie;natinn upon Southern a raitors,"
but truth compels us to add, that in the rate at trio
son. the Northern traitors to the constitution had the
UP cotrrso 11r I3irldte-wouT-n-drair-that-1
Floyd, Davis, Mason & Co., are traitors.—
For fear of committing himself he gives the
words "Southern Traitors" with quotation
(") marks which means that others, not he,
calls them " traitors." There is no probabil
ity that he will ever expend theleast. indigos.
lion against his much abused brethren of the
South. And Mr. Biddle says further:
" The dignity of our Commonwealth lids been in
sulted io the outrages perpetrated upon her .citizens.
At Philadelphia nod Harrisburg proprietors of newspa
porn have been seized at midnight and lihrried olf to
military prisons beyond the limits of the N wt.."
But Mr. Biddle does not state the foot that
these newspaper proprietors openly advocated
the cause of the rebels, and did all in their
power to inciteho riot and civil war, in our
midst. Nor has he one word of condemna
Lion of southern tactics, such 119 hanging all
indiscriminately, who are merely suspected or
love for the good old flag and the union of
States! Again :
" Ile (the President) has assumed martial lass which
the rule of force at-a-spot whore all la ve are gileiteed
the place ofelvil justice throughout the land, awl
is tous ass tiled. In so ue of the States, even the freo•
au of the ballet box."
Mr. Biddle's love for the civil, and aversion
to martial law, reminds us of an incident
which was witnessed by the limiter, in the
summer of 1851, and which proves that in
this respect, at least., Mr. Biddle is perfectly
consistent, by preaching his own practice.—
Biddle then commanded the old BuoVail Rifle
Regiment, the sth Reserves, under the late
Colonel Simmons, and the Bucktails were or
dered to Cumberland, Md.. and subsequently
to New Creek in West Virginia, and about Ist
of that year we preceeded to Cumberland via
Bedford, to see the boys. Whilst there, and
after receiving an introduction to Col. Biddle,
in his tent, a party of about a dozen refugees
came in from Virginia--just across the river
—and stated that a few notorious characters
had driven them from their homes, robbed
them of horses and committed other depreda.
tions. They begged Col. Biddle for a squad
of men, and for arms for thems'•lves, to arrest
those marauders. But Biddle, instead of giv-
ing these persecuted Union men even a re
spectful hearing, referred them to the civil ail -
thgrilimpf Virginia! They left him, thorough
iy disgusted. There was no retnedy fOr them
Hunted down like wild boasts they hoped . for
protection under the Stars and Stripes, by
Union soldiers, and they Appealed in good
faith 'to one whom they had reason to believe
to ho a Union Commander. But they were
mistaken. Biddle had command of one of the
best Union fighting'Regiroonts that ever ex
isted, but nut of respect for the (rebel) oivil
authorities of Virginia ho could do nothing
for these men!
This same Biddle is the author of the pro
duction entitled an address to the democracy
of Pentirtylvania, and he is therefore the lead •
or of the party ! —Mauch Chunk Gazelle.
The draft is going on quietly in New York,
and Gov. Seymour, Mr. Waterbury, and other
enemies of the country, are "eating their leek"
with many wry faces. To enforce the draft
there aro forty-four regiments and batteries
in and around the oily, and to raise a mob
now would be a . dangerous undertaking.—
Troops are still coming to the city, and it is
intimated that an Expedition for Texas and
Mexico is to be fitted out therm
DANGEROU4 COUNTERFEIT. —A new °minter . -
reit $5 note on the Bunk of Northumberland,
Pa., was circulated for the first time in Phila•
delphia on Saturday evening last The paper
is not very good; the engraving and filling
armvery well done. The note is, calculated to
ATLANTIIJ MONTRiX.—This sterling maga.
zino, of September,.sustains its high reputa
tion. It contains several first class papers.—
One on DeQuincy ; 'one on Roebuck, the En
glielt, commoner' who receives a deserved ens
tigatien, and one by Prof.. l Agassiz i " The
Freedmen at Port Royal," i is highly interest.:
ing. The Atlantie is.publlshed in Boston, as
$3 a year.
Advice to a Copperhead
The Committee of the Washington Union
Club of Memphis„Tenn., have replied to the
declination of Uon. Emerson Etheridge to ad.
dress the people of that city, and the letter
has been published, and is ; very-severe on
Etheridge, whose letter was Got, by any means
polite or gentlemanly. The committee close
as follows :• •
As you have been exceedingly generous in
the bestowal of your advice, we will make no
apology for offering a little of ours :
1 If you have been indulging too freely in
the use of '. tanglefoot," resist, and join a
2 Quit the Copperheads.
8. it you can't be a better Union meal than
John Minor Botts, try to bo as good, and keep
4. Cease Insulting the American women
5 Try by every means to regain the little
rentectahility you have had and lost.
6 Offer yourself as a substitute for some
negro soldier over forty-five years of age; or,
7. Apologize to the President, and as Coo
per is legally incompetent to hold the office
of assessor in this district, you will stand a
fair chance of being appointed.
8 Take moderate doses of vermifuge and a
cold bath three times a day.
9. Purchase and read a small book called
''Etiquette for Amerioan Gentlemen," espo
daily that chapter directing how to reply to
10. If it is true that you are crazy, endea
vor to get into a good lunatic asylum.
By cart fully digesting these brief, gentle,
and friendly admonitions, and also the twen
tieth chapter of Exodus, together with Gen
eral Butler's recent speeches, you may yet be
able to rescue your name, not from contempt,
but from infamy.
Judge Woodward and Judge Lowrie,
the two Copperho,d candidates for State of
fices in Pennsylvania this fall, are both Judg
es on the Supreme Bench of our State. With
them, rests the decision of important questions
bearing upon elections. One very important
question they have already,decided : and that
; Js, that soldiers shall nal vote. Whether these
gentlemen, designed this decision to aid their
election, we cannot say ; but it is unquestion•
able that the disfranchisement of the soldiers
by their decision does greatly strengthen
their prospects. And the facts of the case
give the decision an ugly and suspicious as
pect. They were candidates for high offices;
.01e-question .of—allowing..the soldiers to..vote
came before them; they knew that nine out
of ten or those votes would be thrown against
them ; and they decided that the votes should
not be received To prevent suspicion against
the judtciery, Woodward and Lowrie should
resign, as other important questions. bear
ing upon the election may be brought before
the Supreme Bench, and the temptation to
crecide in a way to advance their own pros
pects might be too strong for their integrity.
Fernando Wood for Halifax. The Washing
ton correspondent of the Sunday Jlercurg (nut
very good authority) gives the following ex
planation of it.
Just after the lost great- peace meeting.
where he made a speech, the President sent
for him'., Of course, Mt Wood came to th •
Wilke House torth wit h and was t here cordially
received by Mr. Lincoln, who subsequently
lett the reception parlor. When the Presi
(lent returned, he hod in his hand a bundle of
letters, some of them hearing strange post
Marks. " There," said he, addressing Mr.
Wood, and pointing to the epistolary pile, "is
enough evidence to hang you. I want you to
go and keep quiet fur the remainder of your
01 course Wond left a sadder and wiser man
It also reported here, that his recent trip
to Halifax is to take the steamer for Europe,
where he will relllilill until the war is over.—
lie is said to tear the Uovernatent, and to be
.It.go , Acd with his prospect its the Democrat•
its patty this fall.
PLATPHIL-M Of the Democracy-is
thus succinctly set forth in a communication
to the Loungers column of Harper's Weekly;
' " First. Resolved, That we are in favor of
"Second. Resolved. That we are opposed
to all measures for carrying it on."
These resolutions are so comprehensive,
and so truly hi dicative of the principles of
the enemies of the Union, that they may
hereafter be used at Democratic meetings and
conventions, as a convenient substitute for
the sr ecintens of wretched grammar usually
BITTEN BY A RATTLESNAKE. —A Mr. Mc
Knight, of Perry county, lately was danger.
ously bitten in Harrisburg by a rattlesnake ,
under the following cireutnstances : Ile cap
lured his snakeehip over in Perry county, and
had secured hint in a box in the top of which
was a small circular opening, over which he
placed a piece of glass. In this he took
the - s,nake to Harrisburg, and exhibited him
to his friends as a curiosity, the reptile being
a very Irrge one. While carrying the box
along Market street that night the' gl iss was
broken by some means, and the reptile con
bluing to get out his head, bit Mr. McKnight
on the hand. His arm soon commenced
swelling, and although the usual remedies
were procured he was, at last accounts, in a
precarious condition. The snake was dis
patched immediately ,after giving the bite.—
Ile must have been a patriarch among the
rattlers. being ornamented with fourteen rat
tles, which would indicate that his ago amount
ed to seventeen years. ;
State elections arc soots tn'take place in the
The following states elect membeis of Con
gress ; Vermont, 3; California, 3; Maryland
6; Dela Ware, 1 ; West Virginia, 8. Govern.
, tore itre I tti be elected in Vermont, Califorma,
Maine, Ohio. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
Wisconsin, lowa. Members of legislature are
also to be chosen in all these States, Vermont
Maine, Ohio, Massaohsetts. New York, IVis
cousin and Minnesota, electing all the mem
bers to both Houses.
tt(g),„7llr. F. Alontgotnery, formerly editor
of the Vicksburg- Whig, has gone to Vicks•
burgto establish.there a paper to be called
the Ution. Froth his prospectus we out the
following paragraph: . ..;
'While the' Union will scrupulously avoid all
counsels of fanaticism, it will, nevertheless,
advocate in the most solemn and earnest man
ner the, entire and immediate extinction of
the cause of all the "present t roubles, and • the
ourse of the South—African Slavery.
'•The Nashville Union is alreadrAvoca(ing
the same principles, and Gen: liamilton of
Texas is out with an able letter to the Presi
dent taking the same ground, ,
Says the Pottsville Jourhal, that this wick
ed Rebellion would have been crushed out at
east eighteen months ago, and neither the
first nor second draft would have been neces
sary, if it had not been for the aid given to the
Rebels by their Northern sympalhizors and
supporters. There is not a soldier in the
Army who has served for the last two years,
nor a leader of the Rebellion in the South that
will not corroborate this assertion.
The prolongation of the war for the last
eighteen months, has sacrificed at least TWO
HUNDRED THOUSAND LIVES, created an
additional debt of about EIGHT HUNDRED
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, and filled the land
with widows and orphans.
We challenge any honest man to contradict
A correspondent of the Richmond Eaquirer
mites from Charleston:
" Allow me to suggest for the seal of the
Confederate 'States the following:
" In the foreground a mule, plough and ne
gro driver, whip in hand, in the taokground
a cavalry soldier, with hunting shirt, slouched
bhat and heavy bootaaea re drawn, horse ram
" As to the inscription I am not particular,
so long as it is expressive. I might be well
to adopt an idea that has been frequently.al
luded to by gentlemen of this State, which Is
just the opposite of •liberty, equality and the
rights of man,' viz.: Slavery, inequality and
the rights of masters.
If we may be permitted to offer our views on
this important subject we would recommend
as an addition to the design for the seal, a
northern butternut of the Biddle-Woodward
hue, cringing in the dust et the feet of the
rebel soldier; and as a supplement to the in•
scription Mr. Justice Wood ward's declaration,
It SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE MUST BE A
TIME WHEN gLAVE-HOLDERS MAY, FALL BACK ON
THEIR NATURAL MOWN, AND EMPLOY. IN DE
FENCE OF TIIEIR. SLAVE PROPERTY, WHATEVER
MEANS OF PROTECTION THEY POSSESS OIL CAN
[Front the Jeckson Mleslesipplan, March 11.1
Yet, after all, we cannot but confess that wo
would almost regret a peace to-day on our own
terms, had we an army strong enough for in
vasion —for retaliation. The -Ohl Adam" is
strong within us, and we dare say there are
but few in the South do not heartily de
sire revenge - revenge by retaliating on •free
soil" for toe hellish acts of vandalism perpe
trated' by the Northern soldiery in the South.
0, for only a month's success ofj an army of
our Southern toys say in the "loyal" State
of Ohio! The cry of "peace ! peace !" would
then be cried in earnest —shrieked out from
hearts wrung with hoiror and dismay amid
ruined homesteads, ravaged fields, and burn
ing cities. 0, for a month of retaliation !
Then both sides would appreciate the horrors
of a civil war, (which the North does not,)
and we would then he ready and willing for
theiettco which Omereby wo'uld be all the more
New,.We Pa. Aug. 26.
DEkit HERALD:—In looking over an old newspaper
( MAN F.'s WEEKLY Castrate OAZETTE, dated Dec. 11,1812)
I see a piece of poetry which, with a little alteration
admirably suits the tories of our day.
Wu me no( Peace. are men of merit,
From nation's self, we do inherit
Such talents rare, as would surpriso
Tim heroes of the "nether skies."
Wo can confiund each old logician—
Can talk of Peace and of submission ;
Of serious subjects make jest—
Cao call on heaven t o attest
Our own sincerity and truth,'
1 1 , hen not one 5, liable (forsooth)
Of candor, or voracity
Is mix'd with our loquacity.
The South (we have proclaimed It long)
have done UM yin essential wrong.
War With declared—ln evil hour;
But sot by Congress—no, the power
of making war, was (sad vexation)
Us urp'd by the " Administration."
All this we've Fold, and tun times more,
- And yet have ininy - TteBllllßriti.
We work Ira dal kness, like the moles;
And to the Des it sell our souls,
Bather than harm should not be brewing,
To bring about our country's ruin.
Tifi true, we often arc suspected,
And sometimes by Union men detected,
Who hold us up to public hate—
Contempt and scorn our deeds await.
lint then, again (on Vother hand)
Wu have some comforts at command.
It matters not, what course We choose,
Since characters, we've none to lose!
One truth to us is not a stranger,
That " naught was never yet In danger."
Then c rime what may, or slow, or fast,
Wu only can be hang',l at last.
By trilason we'll destroy the nation:
Or meet with " hemp and confiner, thou."—
For,'view the matter n 8 you rhoose,
IVe'vu much to gain—can little lose.
Then who's afraid i T'would be absurd
(Since nook or nothing la the word)
To lag Behind. You've heard my story,
Then follow me—
I. o.' of 0 F.--Tribute of Respect
At a special meeting of "Manor Lodge,"
No. 560, 1. 0. 0. F., held at Leesburg. Aug.
17, 186:1, the following preamble and resolu
tions were adopted:
WHEREAS, as it has pleased the Almighty
Ruler of the Universe to remove from the
scone of his labors, our estemed brother
George Waddle, it behoves us to bear a. last
testimony to the esteem imwhich ho was held
amongst us as a member of this Lodge.
There.ore be it.
Resolved. That in the death of brother
Waddle, we have lost a warm friend and a
zealous co laborer in the advancement of the
Resolved, That while we reaognize in this
sad bereavement the hand of [lint who doeth
all things well, we cannot help but
the demise of our late faithful brother.
Resolved, That we express to the mother
and relatives of our deceased brother our
sympathy in their bereavement, and sincere
1y trust of may be tempered for their.
ti 3 .
- Resolved, That us further mark of our re
spect we drape our Charter and Emblems,
and the members wear the usual badge of
mourning for thirty days, and that a copy of
,these resolutions, endorsed by the proper of
ficers of this lodge, be sent to the, mother of
the deceased, and that they be inserted in the
Volunteer and Herald, of Carlisle, and Skip
Ulm anb +bunk utters.
LOST.—On Thursday morning last, a
DIARY FOR 1863, halfig 3 pockets in it, in
one of which was a lady's Photograph. -A
reward will ho paid for the return of it' to
• GODEY FOR SEPTEMBER:—Again we
enjoy the monthly visit of this ) constaittly im
proving magazine. We cannot see how any
one Oita be wit.htint it. Everybody should
have it. Tho benefit: to be derived would be
incalculable. This i number is full of interest
"as usual, with a largo share of Fashions illus
trated, s3.a year. L. A 1:31oLISY, Philadel
Let it be Remembered
A GOOD SUGGESTION
1 am, sir, &c.,
A NOTII EU Tony
tte,.Artlanr's Magazine for September
is on oar table. Its steel engravings, " The
Gleaners," is a beautiful thing, and its Ta
ble of Contents," morn than usually interest
ing. " Arthur's. [Tome" is always readable,
and the $2,00 spent. for it per annum, are
well invested. Address T. S Arthur & Co.,
BARN BM - MT.—We neglected to no
tice nt the time the burning of the barn of
Amos Miller, which occurred about two weeks
ago. This barn was situated in Middlesex
township, and was ono of the largest and fin
est in the county. It was struck by lightning
during a storm prevailing at the time and was
covered in flames almost instantly. Mr. Mill.
er's entire crop of grain and hay was consumed.
Loss betwen four and five thousand—no in
SAD ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday morn
ing last, a boy named GEO. Tp.mAri, met with
a sad and sudden death at the ore bank, sit
uated near Plainfield in this county. The
lad was engaged in .darling ore to a large
trough in which it was washed when he acci
dentally fell in and'was killed almost instant..
ly by,-being Crushed beneath the revolving
cylinder. He was a native of Shippensburg,
and was about 14 years old.
COPPERTIE CONVENTION.—This an
nual gathering of disloyal office seekers con
vened in the Court House on Monday last
Abrtn Lumberton presided, while Dickinson
John Moore, and birds of kindred feather con
trolltid the deliberations. The following were
the successful scramblers.
As.rembly—Dr: Jno D. Bowman.
Prothnotary—Samuel Sh ireman
Clerk of Courts —Ephraim Cornman.
Register—George W. North.
Treasurer—henry S. Ri ter.
Coni . missioner —.l.lin McCoy.
Director of the Poor.—Christian liar tman
Auditor—D. 13 Stevick.
A longst ring of disgraoefully treasonable res
olutions were passed and the gathering broke
up. We shall probably have occasion at an
other time to pay our respects to the doings
of this body more at length.
tte,,,EYRE & LA NDELL, Dry Goods
Dealers, 4th., & Arch Sts., Phila.—from their
long-experience in -business; -are 'well — posted'
in the Dry Goods Market, and offer to Pur•
chasers a large assortment of Fall and Winter
Goods, of latest styles of to be surpassed
in qUalit , y or cheapness by any other house
in their line. Read adv. in this issue.
AID FOR THE GETTYSBURO SICK AND
WOUNDED.—We print below a letter from
Mr. Niles 'Shearer, a student of Dickin
son College, at present connected with the
U. S. - Christian--Commissiony--to-Mm—Dr:--
Wing, of this place. Mr. S. speaks in a feel
_manner of the sufferings of our noble
volunteers now languishing in the hospitals
"On the field whore their glory wee won."
Let his appeal for aid in the way of creature
comforts be generously responded to. It
ought to be considered an inestimable pri
vilege to be permitted to contribute to the
comfort of our intrepid and heroic defenders.
We know our loyal citizens have done much
in this way ; but this application, coming as
it does from a place hallowed by the proud
est achievements of the war, will excite our
patriotic men and women to redoubled ef
forts. [Lead the letter and make up a pack
age at once, directing it to the Christian
Commission at Gettysburg, l'a.
U. S. Christian Commission,
Sept. 1, 18G3.
Mrs. W Nu
.3111 Dear Erield—K n owing_t he. great. in,
terest you feel in the suffering soldier, and
the liberality which has ever characterized
the people of your county, I write *ping
some aid may be extended to those wlio are
now Icing around us smelt and wounded.—
Never since the battle has the scarcity of but
ter, eggs, and such delicacies been so great
as at present, and it 'natters me feel sad that
lam unable to supply all demands. These
things cannot be bought to as great an ex
tent now as they could be three weeks ago,
and I do not hesitate to say that many have
died and will die for want of them. I do
wish something could be done that the poor
soldier might be supplied. There are now
about 1600 or 1700 in the hospitals here,
and it is said the deaths average from 6 to
8 per day. The General and Seminary Hos
pitals are the only two now remaining,
nod it is now expected that all will be moved
from the Seminary in a few days.
A grand " pic-nic" will be held at " Camp
Letterman"—or the General hospital, for the
convalescent soldiers on Thursday next, when
I hope to see them enjoy themselves very
much. Great preparations are being made
for it, and the Christian COmmnission are do
ing their part towards it. I will tell you
about it in my next.
The Commission is very actively engaged
in ministering to the spiritual amid physical
wants of the men, and many are yet enei
ged in the work. Religious services are held
daily—reading matter is distributed—the
men are spoken with concerning their eter
nal welfare, and their wants supplied by the
Hoping to liner very soon from you I re
main, very respectfully, your friend,
NILES H. SHEARER.
COURI 7 PROCEEDINGS.—The following
is the conclusion of the proceedings t.f court,
part of which we gave last week. We are in
debted for the report, which our readers will
notice is a very full one to L J. W. Foutatis,
Confth Assault and battery.
vs. True bill 26th, August.
Elizabeth A. Dix. A prosecution by Henry
Hoverter of Mount Holly, near Papertowu,
for an assault and battery upon his daughter
on the 10th of Augugt. Mrs. Dix had 'pushed
young Hoverter saying, "go away, 1 don't
want you to drown toy children:" &o. being
simply a small affair, jury rendered a verdict
of not guilty and directed that Henry Hover
ter pay the costs.
Same Surety of the Peace.
vs. on osthof Henry Ho-
Same. verter. Pr os eout ion
dismissed and_proseoutor pay cost of prose
cution and each party pay his•own witnesses.
Qillelan and McLaughlin for Commonwealth
Shapley for Defendant.
ConOth. Maliciocm mischief.
V 3. True bill 2fith, Aug.--
John Coover. Mr. Isaac %Vingard had
a flock of young urlceys-t hat -on - the - 20th - of
July last.got into the field of defendant's who
lives on the Trindlis Spring road„when he
got among them with a club and - sibues
ling several of them. Verdict guilty, and
sentenced to pay a fine of $3 and costs of
prosecution. Sinaloa f r Commonwealth,
McLaughlin for Defendant. •
Coin'th. Selling. liquor on
M. Sunday to minors and
Samuel Garman. to intemperate pert:lone.
True bill, 26tb' of 'August. DerGO dant kept
tavern at Sterett's Gap and quite a ,uumber
of Witnesses testified to the lams set out in
the bill. lutemperoto pereoee testified . that