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BY SAMUEL . BOW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., JULY 23, 1862.
PEOPLE'S STATE TICXET.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
HON. THOMAS E. COCIIKAN,
OF TOIHt COUNTY,
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL,
HON. WILLIAM S. II O S S,
OP LCZER5E COUNTY.
THE STATE TICKET.
: Tho ticket put in nomination by the Peo
ple's State Convention, which assembled at
Ilarrisbnrg on the 17th day of July, seems to
meet the approbation of the loyal Press
throughout the State j which may bo regard
ed as a fair index to its favorable reception,
and triumphant election, by the truly patriotic
and Union loving People of the old Keystone
The Pittsburg Gazelle, in announcing the
nominations to its readers, alludes to the can
didate for Auditor General, thus :
"Hon. Thomas Cochran, the present Au
ditor General, is too well known to need any
description from us. Ilis great fitness tor the
post was fully elucidated during the canvass
three years ago, and has been fully confirmed
by the honesty and ability he has displayed in
the management of the cilice. His unani
mous nomination is proof of the great satis
faction he has given in the discharge oi bis
duties, and the entire reliance the people
place in his integrity and his principles."
Tha candidate for Surveyor General, Hon.
William S. Ross, is highly spoken of. The
ilarrisburg Telegraph says :
"Hon. Wm. S. lloss is one of the most re
liable, upright and patriotic men in the Com
monwealth. Ilis record is a chapter teeming
with the evidence of his faithfulness in the dis
charge of the trusts heretofore reposed in him
by the people, and his position in this crisis,
proves the sincerity of the patriotic motives
lj - which he is unquestionably prompted.
Acting with the Democraic party until that
organization became divided by tho mechina
tions and plots of men who were conspiring
for the success of rebellion, clinging to that
party until partizansbip became tantamount
to treason, be threw off its yoke, and Is now
among the earnest and mot prominent de
fenders of the Union. As" such he has been
presented to the people of Pennsylvania for
election to an important State office, and as
such, too, his election will add to the ultimate
triumph of the cause of the Union."
The Philadelphia Press in speaking of the
Convention and candidates, makes use of 'the
following language :
"There were many things abont the late
Ilarrisburg Convention to commend it to us
its boldness, its unanimity, its liberality, and
its loyalty. But, perhaps, nothing will com
mend it to tho people more warmly than the
wisdom its members manifested in the choice
of the nominees. This is, after all, a first con
sideration In the election of men to public
place. We want men of truth and honor, arid
good rtpute, to fill our high stations, to nd
lninistcr affairs of State, and control our local
governments. Honesty and principle are the
virtues we recognize nnd reward. Tho liar
risburg Convention has been discroet in its
choice of candidates. Hon. Thomas K. Cuch
ran, cd York county, the present Auditor Gen
oral, was renominated by acclamation, nnd
Hon. William S. lioss, of Luzerne county has
been placed lu nomination for Surveyor Gen
eral. "That Mr. Cochran should have been nomi
nated for re-election to hli pr-eut position
was what we had expected. lie hns tmen n
faithful tdliucr. In a responsible place at a
responsible time, bo has so discharged lis
duties that there has not been a brvath of sum.
plclon or a word of censure. Tho Union
Convention merely paid n proper tribute to
nu accomplished ollicer In bringing his name
before tho people. Judge lioss, of Luzerne',
tho nominee for Surveyor General, Is one of
our ablest nnd most widely-known citizens.
Jlo has always been a Democrat, but like such
uion as Judgo Knox, Isa'c S. Monroe, P. Km
Her Stulth, and others In the Convention, he
has always boon consistent lu his Democracy.
When the Democratic organization asked him
to bo guilty ol a fraud upon a free punplo ho
protested, and when It subsequently hoisted
upon all Its followers becoming enemies of
the country and apologists for treason ho
abandoned It In disgust. The Jiepubllcuns at
tho Convention paid n high tribute to his cour
age and consistency In supporting bis nomi
nation, and wo truot ho will bu elected Sur
"lloro, thon, Is tho Issno plainly before us.
In Messrs. Cochran and Ross we have a rep
resentative loyal Republican and a represen
tativo loyal Democrat. They aro men of a
class who havo been unceasing In their devo
tion to tho Union, and unsuspected In their
lovo for tho country. They were loyal oven
before Port Sum tor fell. They fought treason
In tho beginning, and they are fighting It In
tho end. They roprosont no party and Incnl
cato no now creed, Jn uniting their names
upon tho samo ticket the Convention lgnorod
farty and abandoned party names. The roso
utlons which wero adopted aro such that no pa
triot can rcfuso to endorso them, for they rep
resent the foelinpi of tho great pooplo of Penn
sylvania, and recognize no friendship or sym
pathy with traitors.
"Let us, then, with a fixed purpose support
thoso nominations. In doing so, wo shall not
only elect good men to odico, but Insure the
triumph of trno principles, and load to the
downfall of bad monsurcs and bad mon. Tho
party in opposition to Cochran and Uoss rep
resents tho worst sentiments or the North.
Antl-coerclonlsts, poace-mcn, Secessionists,
lirocklnrtdgcrs, and Lccomptonitos; tho slaves
of Buchanan j tho enomles of Douglas ; tho
friends of Davis j the discontented and disloyal
all who aro against tho country aro with tho
opponents of Cochran and Ross. And it is a
duty as sacred as tho duty of alleglanco to soo
that they aro overwhelmed at the ballot-box
A grand war meeting was held at Bangor,
Maine, on tho J 8th. Much enthusiasm prevail
ed. Tho meeting wag addressed by Vice Pros
.dent Hamlin, and others,, .
THE LATEST NEWS.
A recent battle in the Indian nation, be
tween detachments of a Kansas regiment and
a force of rebels, resulting in the captore of
123 prisoners, a large number of horses and
ponies, about 1,500 head of cattle, 30 loaded
mule teams, a large quantity of camp and
garrison equipage, and 59 stand of arms. It
is sail that John Ross is about to join an ex
pedition with 1,500 loyal warriors.
A force of from 3,000 to 4,000 rebel cavalry
made an attack on the Union forces at Mur
frcesboro', Tenn., on the 13th. The Union
troops numbered about 1,700 of whom 33 h'ere
killed and G2 wounded- The rebel loss was
50 killed and 100 wounded. The rebels are
falling back, taking with several officers cop
tared during the fight.
Gen. Pope has issued orders in rpgard to
subsisting his army ofF tho enemy and the
country through which ho may pass and also,
holding the citizens in his rear responsible for
any depredations upon railroads, telegraphs,
or army property, jor for molesting soldiers, or
other depredations by tha rebels.
The Senate on the 17th, Gnalh confirmed
Col. J. B. Steedmafj of Ohio, as a Brigadier.
Col. Stecdman was the first to enter upon se
ceded soil in this war ; was foremost in the
fights in Western Virginia, which Gen. Mc
Clellan received such lanrel3, and has been
foremost ever since.
The Petersburg (Va.,) Express hopes that
some exchange of prisoners may soon be ef
fected, as they believe the rebels have a num
ber equal to those in our possession. Tho
same paper is opposed to the Rebel govern
ment permitting Yankee officers so much lib
erty while on parole.
The Confederate prize steamer Ann, arrived
at Is'ew York on the lGth tn charge of a prize
crew. She was 3aken from under the guns
of Fort Morgan in Mobile biy, on the L'O'h of
June. She was from London, and loaded with
gunpowder, arms, cartridge-boxes, coffee, tea,
A portion of the expedition which is moving
from Arkansas into the Indian Nation, en
countered a body of Rebels at Evansville, Mo.,
near tho Arkansas line, and completely rout
ed them capturing the notorious Clarkson.
The rebel loss was 110 killed and 15'J prison
ers. Gen. Ilalleck is now at Washington, and it
is said, ha3 been appointed to the position of
General Commanding the Armies of the
United Slates. lie will consequently remain
at Washington, and be in constant intercourse
with the President and the War Departmenj.
It is reported that Col. Solomon of the 10th
Wisconsin, had captured 40 prisoners, in Mo.,
and that 400 mounted Cherokee and Osago In
dians had come into the Union camp with
white flags and carrying their guns with the
muzzles pointed down.
A proposition having been made in Congress
to alloy the silver, to keep it in circulation,
whereupon Dr. Trimble of Ohio, remarked
"Let tho President put lead into tho enemy,
and ho will not nesd alloy the silver."
On the 11th, a party of the 35th Ohio, en
countered 450 rebel cavalry, at New Hope Ky.
After a brisk fight of 20 minutes tho rebel
guerrillas fled, some of whom were wounded.
No casualties on our side.
Tho rebel lorco which mide tho raid on
Tomkinsville, Ky., numbered about 1.500.
Our force was 25'), 4 of whom were killed and
20 taken prisoners. The rebel loss was 9 kill
ed and several wounded.
Anew militia, or drafting law, has pased
by Congress. It contains a clause in refer
ence to the employing colored mini, in such
capacities as they are bust suited fur.
A refugee from Richmond states that the
rebel force at that pi. ice, previous to tho re
cent lights, was frm 217,000 to 220,000, with
largo renforc (.nietits coming In.
Lite dispatches from Wnrrenton stnto that
(Jen. Pope's advance had reached Gordous
vllle, which is about midway between Washing
ton city and Richmond.
(Jen. Curtis' commandos reported at Helena,
Arkansas, sale. The iiriny Is hi good condi
tion nnd fine spirits. Tho command numbers
about 1 l,Oo).
Gen. Ilalleck has resigned the command of
the army in the South-west. It In understood
that (ten. Grant will superHodo Ilalleck.
Recruiting Is progressing rapidly In Phila
delphia, nnd Home of the regiments are to be
equipped by.prlvuto contributions.
Advices from Missouri state 250 negroes,
belonging to relcil half breed Indians, uro
now on their way to Port Scott.
It Is reported Hint the rebel guerrillas burn
ed tho town of of Lebanon, Ky., uftcr robbing
tho Commercial Bank.
The Rebels regard tho movements ol Pope
with great anxiety. lie Is admitted to be a
The rebel guerrilla chief, Morgan., has been
unking Rcvorul successful raids in southern
There Aro now 3,500 rebel prisoners at Port
Delaware, near Philadelphia.
Tub Resolution. In another column will
bo fonnd Iho resolutions passed by tho recent
People's Stato Convention. They nro earn
est and explicit, and free from all party crim
inations Invito tho 'co-operation of all men
who lovo their country, In tho endeavor to
rekindle such a patriotic fire as shall utterly
consume all thoso who stiiko at the Union
established by our forefathers give a hearty
nnd tmequivical support to tho Stato and Na
tional Administrationsexpress continued
couHdcnco in tho honesty, capacity and patri
otism of the l'resident, and of those in author
ity commend the skill, bravery and endur
anco of our noble army and Davy favor tho
prosecution of tho war with renewed vigor and
energy, until tho existing rebellion is utterly
crushed out, and tho authority of the Govern
ment re-established over tho entire Union in
fact, they aro eminently patriotic throughout,
and, no doubt, express the true sentiments of
all loyal citizens of Pennsylvania, aud ol the
PEOPLE'S STATE CONVENTION. '
Agreeably to the call published by tha
State Central Committee, tho People's Stato
Convention, assembled at Ilarrisburg, on the
17th July, and on motion of Morton McMich
ael, PJsq., lion. T. M. Marshall of Allegheny
county, was chosen temporary Chairman. On
taking the chair Mr. Marshall made a few ap
propriate remarks. The list of counties being
then read, the several delegates presented
their credentials ; after which a committee on
Permanent organization, and on resolutions,
was appointed, when the Convention adjourn
ed 2 o'clock.
The Convention re assembled nt 2i o'clock,
when Mr. Lowry, from the committee to se
lect officers for the permanent organization of
the convention, made the following report:
Prksidknt Hon. Jons C. Knox.
Vice Presidents OscarTljinpson,John A.
Fisher, Morton M'Michael, M. II. Sherk, John
W. Forney, Day Wood, Nathan Ilillis, I).
Wilson Grove, P. Frr.zer Smith, Robert G.
Harper, Joseph Young, R. Marshall, E. T.
Harrison, J. II. Litchenberger, Samuel J.
Kistler, Cyrus P. Markle, Isaac Ely, James
Ruplc, Jerome K. Boyer, James jMcAuley,
Judge Laporte. J. L. Graham, Louis II. Pngh,
C. E. Anderson, E. Cowan, Robert Thoru'e,
Chas. II. Shriner, E. E. Woodruff, Isaac S.
Monroe, E. V. Davis, Wm. B. Mullen.
Secretaries James C. Brown, James Mc
Mannus. Andrew S. Ritchie, A. R. Barlow,
Simon B. Brawn, J. R M'Affee. JohnK. Ew
ing, Wm. Cavan, II. A. Woodhouse, II. L.
White, John II. Sellers, C. B.Forney, Johu
Judge Knox, on taking the chair, adiresse 1
the Convention. Ilis remarks were well tim
ed and patriotic.
The Committee on resolutions through their
chairman, Mr. McMichael, submitted the fol
lowing, which were unanimously adopted :
Resolved, that the Convention, representing
as it dot's the loyal citzens of Pennsylvania
without distinction of party, reaffirms the sen
timents embodied in the resolution adopted at
a meeting of the loyal me'mbers of Congress
at the national capital, July 12th, 1802, viz :
"That we hold it to bo the duty of all loyal
men to stand by the Union in this hour of its
trial; to unite their hearts and fninrts in earn
est, patriotic efforts for its maintenance a
gainst those who are in arms against it; to
sustain with determined resolution our patri
otic President and administration in their en
ergetic efforts lor the prosecution of the war
and the preservation of the Union against en
emies at home or abroad ; to punish traitors
and treason with fitting severity, and to crush
the present wicked and causeless rebellion, so
that no flag of disunion shall ever again be
raised over any portion of the Republic ; that
to this end wo invito the co-operation of nil
men who love their country, in the endeavor
to rekindle throughout all the States sucli a
patriotic lire as shall utterly consume all who
strike at the Union of our fathers, una nil
who sympathize with their treason or palliate
Resolved, That wo have continued confidence
in tha honesty, capacity and patriotism of
President Lincoln and his constitutional advi
sers; that we approve th i principles on which
his policy, both foreign and domestic, have
been conducted ; that we sanction and sustain
all the measures which he has found it neces
sary to adopt to guard the government against
the assaults of traitors, their sympathizers
and abettors; ami that we esteem it eminent
ly fortunate that in this most trying crisis of
our cherished Union, we have at tho helm of
public aliairs one so upright, temperate, pru
dent nnd firm as lie has proved himself to be.
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the
administration of Andrew G. Curtin, Gover
nor of this Commonwealth, marked as it lns
been by extraordinary vigor in the discharge
of all public duties, by untiring zeal in the
cause of the country, and especially in recruit
ing forces for Iho national army, by enlarged
and liberal care for the sick and wounded sol
diers of the State, by a wise and prudent econ
omy In tho expenditures of the funds commit
ted to his care, and by the unsparing dovoted
ness. of all its members, and in particular of
the Governor himself, to the constant haras
sing, complicated and novel labors which the
exigencies of the great rebellion ha ve irnposod .
Resolved, That we acknowledge but two di
visions of people of the United States in this
crisis; those who aro loyal to its constitution
and every Inch of its soil, and are ready to
make every sacrifice for tho integrity of the
Union, and tho lminton me of civil liberty
withinit,and thosu who openly or covertly en
deavor to sever our country, or to yield to
tho insolent demands of its enemies; that we
f ratertiizo with the former, and detest the lat
ter; nnd that, forgetting all former party
names and distinctions, we call upon nil pa
triotic citizens to rally for one undivided
country, one Hag, one destiny.
Rrsolrrd, That the government of the Uni
ted States und its people, with an occasional
exception among tho reckless Inhabitants
where this rebellion was fostered, havo wisely
und studiously avoided all interference with
the concerns of other nations, asking, nnd
usually enjoying alike tion intotlcreiico with
their own, nn l that such is, and should con
tinue to bo, its policy t that the intimations of
a contemplated departure from this sound
rule of conduct on the part of some of the na
tions of Kuropo, by nn intervention in our
present tdittgglo, Is us unjust to them as it
would ho to us and to tho great principles for
which we mo contending- but we assure them,
wIMi n solemnity of conviction which admits
(d no distrust or fear, und from a knowledge
of und a fl rut reliance upon tho spirit and for
titude of twouty millions of freemen, that any
attempt thus to intervene will meet a resis
tance nnparalled in Its force, unconquerable
lu Its persistence, and fatal to those whom It
Is Inlfiided to aid and that It will tend only
to strengthen and elevate the public.
Resolved, That tho skill, bravery and endu
rance exhibited by our army nnd navy have
elicited our ndmirntlon ami gratitude that
wo heboid In these qualities the assuranco of
sure and speedy success to our arms, and of
rout and discomfiture to tho rebels; that wo
urgo the government to aid nnd strengthen
them by nil tho means in its ower, and care
fully to provide for sick, wounded and disa
bled soldiers and their families; to prosecute
the war with increased vigor and energy, un
til tho rebellion is utterly crushed, tho integ
rity of tho Union, in all its borders, restored,
and every rebel reduced to submission, or
driven fioiu the land ; aud that to accomplish
theso ends wo pledgotoour rulers our faith,
our fortune nnd our lives.
Resolved, That the course of tho Hon. David
Wilmot, in tho United States Senate, is man
ly, consistent and eminently patriotic, and wo
heroby endorse him as a true and faithful rep
resentative of tho loyal people of this Stato.
Tho resolutions were read amidst great
cheering, and being before the Convention for
adoption, loud cries wero made for Col. John
W. Forney, who, in response to the call, rose
and proceeded to address the Convention in a
speech of thrilliug eloquence.
When ho had concluded, tho resolutions
wero unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr- M'Cluro tho Convention
proceeded to nuke nominations.
NOMINATION FOR AUDITOR GENERAL.
On motion of Mr. Woods, of Mifflin, Hon.
Thos. K. Cochran was unanimously nominated
as the candidate for Auditor General.
NOMINATION TOO. SURVEYOR GENERAL.
The Convention then proceeded to select a
candidate for Surveyor General," when the fol
lowing gentlemen were placed in nomination:
Wm. S. Ross, of Luzerne county.
P. C. Shannon, of Allegheny county.
Jonathan E. Meredith, of Allegheny county.
Pending the balloting, the names of Messrs:
Shannon and Meredith wert withdrawn, when
on motion, the nomination, of Mr. Ross was
COBRZSPOSISESCE OF THE "JOUr.NAL'
Camp near Harrison's Landing, Va. I
July 8th, 18U2 f
Editor Joi rnal, Dear Sir : In one short
week, commencing with the 25th of June, the
Fifty-third regiment P. V'., has passed through
scenes that willlive in history, whilst Ameri
ca shall last. I will speak of some of these as
briefly as possible, confining myself more par
ticularly to such matters as our regiment, and
the company from Clearfield took part in.
On the morning of the 25th Gen. French's
brigade was ordered to tho left to support
Gen. Heintzleman, whilst ho would advance
his pickets. When wo arrived on the ground
we were placed in the front line. In a few
minutes or in fact before we were in line the
play had commenced. Our - support was as
much a moral one us any other for we did not
fire a shot, but there wo lay for ten hours in
tiie broiling sun, the ball and shell falling
all around us. One of the latter fell in a pool
of water within six feet of the right of our
company, giving us a complete baptism ; the
shell, though, was much put out by getting
wet. One of the most disagreeable features
of the day was, that we lay literally nrnong
the dead. Quite a number of thoso killed in
tho great battle of the 1st fell on this ground.
Whether they luid been friend or foe we could
not tell, but no grave had been dug and but a
few shovel fulls of earth had been thrown up
on them. The stench was almost intolerable,
yet like other ills it had to bo borne. At dark
we returned to camp but not to our tents or to
sleep. All night we were under arms and on
the walcli. Nothing came to molest us.
Thursday all quiet on our front, but heavy
firing to the right.
Friday morning at half past two o'clock we
were culled out and remained under arms un
til eight, when we were taken to tho front and
had another Irviiiug. The rebels amused
themselves by throwing shell at us the greater
part of the day, but nut more than one out of
ten exploded. I think they must have a trai
tor (?) among them as tho shell that do not
explode are generally filled with sand. About
noon the firing on our right had become ver
furious continuing until dark. Ntiar five
o'clock Gen. Sumner rode up to "ol. Brooke
and ordered him to march to the relief of our
gallant boys, who were 6aid to be giving way
to the rebels. Gen. French's brigade (com
posed of six regiments) and part of General
Meagher's brigade, all under command of Gen.
French, were soon on the double-quick the
53d leading ibe van. It was a weary match
of five miles. When we neared Gaines' hill,
where tho Jljghting had been, things looked
gloomy enough. Thousands of men were
slowly retreating, hundreds of them wounded
and bloody, and nothing to inspirit our men.
At the foot of the hill we were thrown into
column of division, and steadily marched to
the top. Then ihose poor fellows sent up a
shout that told the rebels that it was now their
turn to retreat. Again the c mmand was
"53d forward, double-quick," and down and
at them wo went, and as we thought '-right
into the valley of death." But our charge
was too impetuous fur them and they fled away
into the tho fast coming darkness, leaving us
in possession of the field. It is during such
times ai theso that we learn of what material
our officers are made. How proud we are of
our Captain (McKiernan) and I think Clear
field may be proud of bim too. Not for an
instant does he think of shielding himself from
danger, but ho is ever careful of his men.
Still I nm ufrai J we will lose l.im. Although
he has n heart like a lion and energetic its a
man can he, wo can see that his physique is
gradually giving away.
We rem fiued here in lin ? until nearly nil
our forces had crossed over Woodburry bridge
to the south side of the Chickaboiuiuy. We
h id dene our work and returned to camp, bur.
not to rest. Orders were given to strike tents
at once ami move to the front the 53d to sup
poit an important battery.
Saturday, all exceedingly quiet. Saturday
night no sleep k.r us.. During one ot the
alarms John M. Test, of our company, left us
and h is no! been heard ol since.
Sunday morning, orders to strike tents nud
be ready to commence tho falling back or
rather continue what had already been going
ou for some time. Richardson's division was
rear guard to the column, French's brigade to
the division, and the 53 1 to the brigade. Now
began our retreat, nil wondering w hy it was so.
There was no sign of an enemy near us, and
wo did not think that we had been whipped in
battle, but without any questions, quietly and
lu onler we moved away. In a short time wo
halted In an orchard near Savage Station,
wero formed in line nnd in a few minutes wo
saw tho rebels peering through the brush ami
over the brow of a hill nt us. On they came
nnd soon let lis have their leaden salute, but
they never moved the old 63d. We had a
sharp conflict, and a number of men In tho
regiment wero wounded, though none in com
pany D. But wi were too much for them nnd
th-y retired. (Jen. French rode up to lis
waiving his hat and said 'Well done 53d,
well done f" Ccn.'Sumnor also came up nud
congratulated and complimented us very high
ly on our bravery. Tho troops had all passed
on to Savage Station and wo followed. There
wo halted in the road and held our position
until all had left. Wo now took up our weary
night march to tho south side of White Oak
To-day wo lost from our company Thomas
Hollen und Charles Dreg. They were sick
und wo suppose tlr.-y fell Into tho hands of tho
rebels. Perhaps it was during the night they
wero lost, lor you have no idea what a tiresomo
march this was. It was tho fifth night that wo
had been without sleep and hundreds of poor
fellows sank down over-powered. Just about
daylight wo crossed the bridge and destroyed
it. Hero on tho high binds wo rested until
noon, when the enemy from the opposite sido
of tho swamp opened on us one of the mosi
terrific fires of shell that we ever experienced.
It wasVtfnlly uwlul and cmiio very near making
a stampede. Great numbers of horses and
mules wero completely unmanageable, and
many of tho men wero scared equally as much.
I suv no signs of It, though, in our regiment.
Captain McKiernan was making a cup of tea,
and a shell burst close along side of him, cov
ering him with dust and disarranging his fire
so much that his tea was nearly all spilled.
Instead of being the least discomposed at the
narrow escape he had made.be jumped for
bis tea saving a part, at tho samo timo making
a jocular remark. For cool bravery he has
few superiors; for when tho balls fall thickest
around him ho seems most in his elemont.
Our regiment was soon formed and taken to
support ono of onr batteries. We lay flatn
tho ground but a number of poor fellows were
badly wounded, and Sergt. Calvin U. Wilson,
of our company, was killed. In his death wo
lost ono of our very best and bravest men.
This was a grind artillery fight and I would
just as soon bo excused from being in another.
It continued until eight o'clock P. M., when
tho firing ceased and vtn moved nearer the
James river. Another night without rest.
Tuesday another hard arlillery tight, and no
rest fur ns. But my letter is now much long
er than I had intended, and for this time I wiil
close. , D. 53d P. V.
PROCLAMATION BY G0Y. CTJETIN.
Pennsylvania, as. In (he uamc of the Com
monwealth of Penusylcuniu, v'Jii'!rew G. Cur
tin Governor of the said Commonwealii :
To sustain the government in times of com
mon peril, by all his energies, his meaus, and
his life if need be, is the first duty of every
loyal citizen. The President of the United
States has made a requisition on Pennsylvania
for twenty-one new regiments, and the regi
ments already in tho field must be recuited.
Enlistments will be made for nine months in
the new regiments and for twelve months in
the old. Toe existence of the present emer
gency is well understood. No patriot will
pause now to investigate its causes. We
must look to the future. Everything that is
dear to us is at stake." Under these circum
stances I appeal with confidence to the free
men of Pennsylvania. You have to save your
homes and your firesides, your own liberties
and those of the whole country. I call on the
inhabitants of the counties, cities, boroughs
and townships throughout our borders to meet
and take active measure for the immediate
furnishing of the quota of the State. Let
thoso who cannot go themselves, contribute
to provide bounties equal at least to those of
fered by adjoining States. The constitution
prohibits me from drawing money fiom the
treasury without authority of law, and I will
not cast a doubt on the patriotism of our citi
izeris by assuming the necessity of calling the
legislature at this time. This is no time for
legislative action and the negotiation ol loans.
Delay might be fatal. To put down this re
bellion is the business of every man in Penn
sylvania, and her citizens will show on this
occasion that they do not wait for the slow
process of the legislation, arid do iut desire to
throw on the treasury of the commonwealth a
burden' which they aro individually ready to
bear themselves. The conduct of our men al
ready in the field has shed immortal l;:stre on
Pennsylvania. Let their brethren fly to arms
to support them and make victory speedy as
well as certain.
I designate below the number of companies
which are expected from the several counties
in the State, trusting tho support of her hon
or in this crisis, as it may be site !y trusted
to the loyalty, fidelity aud valor of her frwe
men. Whilst the quota of the several coun
ties is fixed equitably, so as to fill the requi
sition for twenty-one regiments, let not the
loyal people of any county limit their exer
tions to the enlistment (f the companies
named. Our heroic sons of Pensylvania Lave
moistened every battle-field with their blood.
Thousands have bravely died, defending the
unity of the Republic and the sanctity of our
flag, and other thousands have fallen sick and
wounded, and their places filled. Freemen
of Pennsylvania ! Friends of government,
of order, and of common natioualty ! One
earnest struggle, and peace will again dawn
upon us1, as a hapr.y, prosperous and united
Given under my hand and the great seal of
State, at Ilarrisburg, this twenty-first day of
July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-two, and of the Com
monwealth the eighty-seventh.
A. G. CURTIN.
By the Governor.
Eli Slifer Secretary ol the Commonwealth.
The quota of Clearfield county, according
to the schedule ol apportionment is one com
pany of one hundred men.
One of k'.m The man in the city of Chica
go w ho is most blatant and abusive in his talk
of Republicans, designating them as "nigger
worshippers," promoters of "nigger equali
ty," &c, &c", is, we are fold by good author
ity, the father of at least five children by a
negro woman not a yellow woman but a reg
ular African with peculiarities of her race.
And it is hinted by our informant that of
these children four were sold into slavery by
their father, though the mother was free.
"Tho Louisville Jourr.nl says : The report
of our capture of Gen. Magruder at Rich
mond is untrue. Magruder is a good fighter
and a greater th inker. He drinks so much
whiskey, that, if he were buried. Corn and rye
would sprout from tho ground Cora quarter of
a mile in all directions from his grave."
A large and enthusiastic meeting was held
nt Mihvaukie on the 18th. Resolutions were
passed, nnd speeches made by prominent
Democrats und Republicans in favor of arm
ing and using the loyal blacks In whatever ca
pacity may be deemed expedient.
A Sixty-nino pounder shell burst near an
Iriahmun in one of tho trenches. Pat coolly
surveyed tho ruins the fragment had ma le
and exclaimed, "Be Jaburs I thim's tho fol
jows to soften the wax In a man's ear !"
(Jens. McCall and Reynold, s prisoners at
Richmond, wero not wounded, according to
Conservatives are timid old gentleman that
see "danger to tho constitution'' in tho egg
Congress adjourned on Thursday of last
At rcrlxfinf.iit.i.sif tn far?r tjfjif, rit.i.or out ofitxital
itih will It rharsffil do it da price for tpacfaccttpiat.
To insure attontlon, tho CASH must accompa
ny notion, as fellows : All Cautions with 51,
Strays, $1; Auditors' notjses, $1,50; Admini
tratora' and Exooutors' notices, $1,50, each ; and
all other transient Notices at tho same rates
Other ai vert'scmeiits at SI per square, for 3 nr less
iuso; tions. Twelvo lines (or less) count a square.
no WARD ASSOCIATION, Philadelphia
for the relief of tho S'iek and' Distressed,
nfllieted with Virulent aud Chronic Incases, and
esjieciully diseases of the Sesual Organs. Medi
cal advioo given gratis by tho Acting Surxoon.
Vnlunblo reports on f-'permntorrluca or Seminal
Wenknoss, nnd other diseases of the Sexual Or-
fans, and on tho New Remedies employed in the
Mxponsary, sent in caled letter envelopes, froo
of charge. AddreFS
Dr. J. feKlLI.LN IlOL'ii HTON, Howard Associa
tion, No 2 South Ninth St., Philadelphia, Pa.
J u ly 2J,1 Sli2. .
1iiOPOSAI,S WANTED CLEARFIELD
CUEKK IJUMMiK. Scaled proposals will bo
received by the l'resident aud Directors of tho
Clearfield BrMgC Company, lit tho olEce of James
If. Oraham, in Cleartiuld, up to and including
August 2d, 1S62, nt 8 o'clock, 1 M., for tho build
ing of a covorod briJgo across Clearfield creek, at
a point where thoSnowcshoe A Paekcnillo turn
pike road crosses said crock.
The said bridge to bo built of tho hcighth.and
after tho manner of tho bridge nc tops the river at
lioodfellovrs, two abutments nnd a pier in the cen
tre, with two arched spans each of the length of
ono hundred feet, tho contractor to be entitled to
the use of tho stone now upon the ground, and to
bo required to fill up tho ends of the bridge in a
good and salistantial manner, with wing walls to
protect the filling. The work to bo commenced
immediately after the letting is declared, and the
bridge completed ut as early a dato as possible.
J. Ii. GRAHAM, President.
W. W. Eetts: Secretarv. July 2-t, 1862.
p AUTlON-Mywife Catherine havir,. lef. mT
bed and board, without just eanse or" vroyl
cation, ail persons are hereby cautioned s , -airi .
harboring or trusf.ng her on my amount, as I wi'l
not pay any debts eontriieted bv her
. KBLhtfAT K1.03TLRI'
Covington tp., JulvJ 23, lr-02. pd.
ITSTIt AY. Came to tho premises of th i
1 srihf-r in TW-itu,. t.-.,. V-: ri .. . . '
- . ... .x.m.auij,. iicaruc! i frui
ty, some time in tho month of October. Imi
ewe sheep, sine which time there has ben an in
crease of one. The owner is requestej to ct!ill
forward, prove property, pay charges and t ,k
them away, or they win be disposed of th
directs. It D. SIIOWALTKR
July 2X 1SC.2. pd.
STRAY COW.-My cow has been nJ7v,
since the 11th of .July last. It is snrp.j
Fhc went from Clearfield in tho direction of tv
Blue Lall and it is reported that she was seen un
the old turnpike a cuple miles beyond Cle.i'tV! 1
bridge nbout the 20th. She is fresh, of ordinary
size, and in color a light red and white sported
Any person returning her or giving rae inf,.rm
tion ot her will be suitably rewarded
July 23. 18C2. J. B. MEN ALLY.
SCHOOL HI RECTORS & TEACHERS.
Hie County Superintendent wiil erdeavor tu
meet Teachers, Directors and Citizens at the plact,
and date named, at 9 o'elock, A. M.
Leccaria and Guelich. September 2d and 3J as
Chest Ferguson and Jordan, on 4th and lih -Ansonvtlle.
Knox, on Gth at New Millport.
Bloom. Lumber-city and I'enn, on t th an 1 Utij
Bell, B iirnside, Chest and MTashington, on l'Hii
and 1 1th, nt New Washington,
Curwensville and Pike, on 12th and Llth, t
Clearfield, (Joshcn and Lawrence on 15:haal
10th. at Clearfield.
Bradford on 17th and ISth. at Peters' schwl
house. t'raham and Morris on 19th and 20th atKv!r.
Covington and Karthaus on 21th and 2"tb near
5irard on 2th at Consresa Hill.
Brady on 2'.'th and 30th nt Luthersburr
I'uion on October 1st at Welty's.
Huston aud Fox on 3d at Hickory KicJum
Boggs on Gth at Alberts, c
Decatur and Woodward on 7th and Sth stCen're
July 30th. 'i32.-pd. JESSE BltQ'JMALL, Cu. S.
MILITARY XOTTCE The Curtains of
the organized volunteer eompuriici in Clear
field county aro hereby ordered to make immedi
ate returns to the Brigade Inspector, of the num
ber of members belonging to their respective com
panies, or if broke up return them such.
S. C. PATCH IN,
July 2. 1SG2 Brigade Inspector.
Grocery S t o r e,
In N. E. corner of the Conrad LTouse,
The undersigned, having purchased tha gro
cery establishment of J. 11. lialer, would inform
the citizens of Phillipsburg and vicii irv. that she
has on hand a large stock of (iroceries. such m
flour, bacon. ruolnses. sugar, tea. coffee, rife, pep
per, cinnamon, carbon oil. tobacco, ci-ars. and
other articles kept in a store of this kind, all of
which will be sol i cheap for cash.
Junc18.18o2.-pd. .MABV t'.ALF.R.
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE OF VALE V
BLE TIMBER LAN Da AND OTHER KKh
ESTATE, AT CLEARFIELD, TUESDAY, Jl LY
The following valuable tracts of Land will
sold at Public Sale, by virtue of an order of tha
Orphan's Court of Clearfield county. Pa., on tb
day above mentioned, at the Court Hoae. in tLe
borough of Clearfield, at lu o'alock. A. M. :
All that piece of parcel of Lund, situate in ii
rnrd township, in the coTinty of Clearfield af r
said, bounded and describe 1 as follows, to wit:
Beginning at a hemlock corner on the line be
tween tracts Nos. 6321 and W2j. thence east tw.
hundred perches along said line to a cucumber
grub corner, thence south 1-70 t ere lies to a bun
lock, thence west 200 perches, thence njith Mi
perches to place of beginning, containing 1l
acres and allowance, being the same tract of land
conveyed to said John P. Rider in his lifetime, by
Robert Smith, assignee of .Limes Yard, br hit
deed benriiig date the 2th .June. A D. DvJ.V duly
recorded in the Recorder" i:Ciee of the aaid coun
ty, in book F. yage 1 1 -t.
Also, a certain tract of Land situate in the said
county of Clearfield aud bounded and described
83 follows, to wit: Beginning at a hazel in lL
north east corner of UHrrant No. 1 sSid, thcu-i
ennh 2i) perches to a white pine, thence west 7
rierches to a whits oak. thence south ahmz tha
j survey of Levi Luf z 1 (11 .2 perches to apost. tlier-e
soutn along sant survey 12I.S perches to tone.
thence west 131 perches to a post, thence north
i! I perches to a white o.ik. thence west li perches
to a post, thence north 30 perches to a p'-t.
thence cast 107 perches to the place of beginning,
containing 1 03 acres and 131 perches, more or le..
being the same tract of land conveyed to the sai l
J. Peter Rider, in his lifetime, by John Keatin,
by deed bearing date the 22d day of June. A. D.
IS 11 , duly recorded in book II. page 4rt
Also, a tract, piece or parcel of Land, situa'e ia
the said county of Clearfield, bounded and de
scribed ns follows, to wit : Beginning at stone
corner 92 perches east of a whito oak grub, which
sniJ white oak grub is tho south west corner of
patent No. ISiO, (this tract of land being part of
said patont), thenco cast 220 perches to a white
pine, thence north 23 degrees east 40 pcrche to a
hemlock corner, thence north 57 degroc west 2-1
perches to a white pine, thence nortii 83 degre
west fil perches to a white pine, thence north lOi
perches to astono corner, tfienco west lt0 perch
es to a maple, thenco south lfifi perches to rl'0
of beginning, containing liM) acres and 132 perch
es and allowance, being the same tract of land
conveyed to the said John P. Rider, in his life
timo. by John Keating, by del bearing date ths
12th day of Sept , A. D. JS31,duly recorded in
deed book E. page 2'H.
Also, a certain tract of land situate in sai l
county, bounded and described as follows. t wit:
Beginning at a uiaplo corner, thence east frtf
nino perches to a w hite pine, thence one hundred
and thirty-six perches to a post, thence west frfj
nino perches to a stono cornea, thence north ons
hundred and sixty-six perches to place of berin
liing, containing 4S acres and allowance, hting
part of warrant No lS'Jii and conveyed to the
said J. Peter Rider, in his lifetime, by John Keat
ing, by deed dated 2Mb. July, 1 -S 1 1 , dal J record
ed in deed book II, page 4'2
Also, acertain lot of ground situate in Coving
ton township, in said county, adjoining th tnra
piko road on tho north, land of Frederick Svbnsrf
on tho east, and lands of John Yothers on ih
south and west, containing one acre beins? the
samo piece of land bought by the said John Pe
ter Rider, In his lifetime, by article of agreement,
from John Yothcrs.
Also a certain lot of ground situate in the ia
township of Covington in the county of Clearfield
aforesaid, bounded and described as follows, to
wit: Adjoining the river, beginning at corner
nt the river between other land of John Peter
Rider and Lonna, thence 110 feet np the river,
thence back to the mountain one hundred and fifty
feet, thenco along the mountain cast one hundred
and ten feet to Lorma's line, thence down said
lino one hundred and twenty feet, to tho pi"8
beginning, being the samo lot of ground bought
by the said John Peter Rider, in bis lifetime. t7
article of agreement from John W. Rider.
With the exception of tho two lots last mention
ed, tho above described lands are all covered i"
fine timber, convenient to tha river. No better
timber lands are to be found for sale in the coun
ty. TERMS AS FOLLOWS. Ten per cent, of tb
purchase money in hand Immediately on the
being made. On third of the residue in hnl '
the confirrntion ot the me. and the remsmuci
. :.u l.l.mL tO
iwu cuuhi annual (iiiyiuwiiia, mm ."..- , -
secured by bonds with personal security, w
approved by the trustee and the court, wtna
Baid bonds are to be further secured in a mort
gage on the premises. .. .
Any information can be obtained by appc
tion to II. B. Swoope, Esq.. or to the ""ISS
at t'learfield. Pa. juaiiia- dv
July 1st, 1Si52.