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GEORGE B. M'CLELW,
Or NEW JERSET.
TOR VICE PRESIDENT,
GEORGE II. PENDLETON,
Electors at Large.
Vbrt L. Johnston, Richard Vaux,
Edw. R. Htlmbold,
Edward P. Dunn,
Edward I. Hess,
Thilip S- Gerhard,
Georgo G. Lei per,
Thomas II. Walker,
Olirer 3. Dinvmick,
Paul LciJy, -
Abrahvm B. Dunning,
Henry G. Smith,
John M. Irvine,
Jos, M. Thorn Bon,
James P. Barr,
William J. Kouptz,
V. S. NOON, Chairman,
George Delany, J. S. Mardis, George C.
K. Zahra, Peter Huber, Philip Miller. John
E. McKenzie, Joseph Behe, John Durbin,
David Farner, Henry Friedthoof, John
Stough, Elisha Plummer, Lewis Hodgers,
George Gurley, John McDermit, Simon
Dnnroyer, W. A. Krise. Thos. F. McGough.
Jacob Fronbeiser, J. F. Conden, John Ham
Utoc, F. O'Friel, Michael Bohlin. Waa. C,
Diver, Johu White, Henry Topper, Nicho
las Cannan, M. J. Plott, J. W. Condon.
Daniel Con fair, Wm. McClotkey, Daniel II
Donnelly, Anthony Long, John Marsh,
Will be held at the times and places here
inafter named : at tho house of M. J. Smith,
Galitzin, on Thursday' November 3d ; at 6
o'clock P. M.; at St. Augustine, on Friday,
the 4th day of November, at 3Vclock, P. M.
at Loretto, on Saturday the 6th day of No
vember, at 8 o'clock P. M ; at Carrolltown,
on Monday, the 7th day of November at
S o'clock, P. M. Able speakers will be
presedt to address the meetings.-
PHIL. S. NOON.
Chairman Dera. Co. Com.
If Lincoln is elected, a draft of five
hundred thousand men will be culled en
in thirty dajs after the election, and the
people will be hunted round like foxes.
Gold will go up to five hundred per cent. ,
and the necessaries of Ufa will go up to
starving prices. The Government, at
Washington don't want the war to stop,
it is too good a harvest for them. If they
wished the war to stop, they would not
have been supplying Moseby and his men
with every kind of marketable articles
they wanted for the last two years. In
the trial now going on in Washiugtoa
city, the iirm of Johnston and Sutton, are
brought up for trial for selling goods to
the rebels. One of the Government wit
nesses testifies ou oath, that he has been
in the employment and regularly paid by
our Government to trade with Moseby and
his men. That this firm gave him two
bills, one marked the regular selling price
" and the other double, to cheat the rebels.
That he lias made money. Vor his testi
mony see the Xatiortal Intelligencer, of
Monday, 21th ult.,
It is singular, (lien, that" the Govern
ment, would wish to destroy all the rebel
property, and would supply them, them
selves, from their own stores. We sup
pose they wish to have an entire monopo
ly of the business to themselves.
Sheridan, by the orders of General
Grant, destroyed the richest and most fer
tile valley ou the North. JLinericanxontir
nent. No such destruction watver.hrd
--f ui .!-?-twn -warfVr. T1- only
that approaches to it at all, was in India.
At the time Warren Hastings was Gover
nor of that country, his exactions became
so intolerable that Ilyder AH in the Car
natic, consumed everything by fire from
the mansion to the lowest blade of grasB
on the soil" and left the Governor to make
his collections from the denuded earth.
Ilyder Ali was a heathen. No Christian
since or before, until the days "of Grant
was guilty of such vandalism.
There might be some excuse for con
duct of this kind, if the Government were
consistent in endeavoring to annihilate
them and crush them out of existence,
but that does not appear to be the object
of the Administration. If they have kept
an agent employed all the time, for the
last two years peddling goods to them, of
every description, even to the rebel gray
cloth that they wear for their uniform.
Would it not . be better to let the rebels
use their own food, and feed our men,
whom they have, imprisoned in liichmond
and other places, than wantonly destroy
it, and have our own men suffering with
hunger. Hut Lincoln and his Adminis
tration have their own jlan of doing
things, and it is not for us to dispute it.
This is truly a good plan of union, the
people of this valley, should feel a good
deal of anxiety to get into a Union with
such benefactors as these. After ruining
their grain crops, their standing corn, their
houses, their pictures and family relics
laid in ashes, they will surely be inspired
with a Union sentiment, if they had none
before, and lay down their arms and beg
to be admitted- into the Union with brave,
magnanimous men, who have taught them
what it was to have power and not abuse
it They surely would not be unchristian
enough not to lay down their arms, and
love their enemies, and pray for them that
despitefully use and persecute them.
This double-faced Government of ours
can no longer hoodwink the North or the
South. The South knows they are fight
ing for subjugation to get their soil, and
free their negroes. The North knows they
are carrying on and prolonging the war for
the sake of plunder and the disfranchise
ment of the Democratic white race both
North and South.
These Abolitionists hate the Democra
tic party with a hatred so intense, that
they would prefer the incarceration of a
prominent Deinoerat to a victory pver the
rebels. There is money and power in the
war for them, and they would not like to
have it finished very scon, whereas the
election must be attended to immediately,
and can't be postponed. They hate Val
landigham, they hate Seymore, they hate
M'Clellan, worse than they do Jefferson
Davis, Beauregard or Iee. Because tlicy
are further separated in politics from the
former than they are from the latter.
They have always wanted a dissolution of
the Union if the negro could not be freed.
They have changed no sentiments yet.
They still hold to that doctrine. So far
as a dissolution of the Union is con
cerned, there is no diversity of opinion
between the Government of Abe Lincoln
and the Rebels. It is only the negro they
are quarreling about. Whereas she Denio-
cratic party and the Abolitionists are as
far apart as the North and South pole.
In no one item of governmental policy do
they agree. The Democratic party want
the Union as it was and the Constitution
lived up to as it is. The Abolition party
don't want that, any other government for
them, sooner than the Constitution of their
country. They are entirely demented on
the subject of the blackmail. They have
got the war and the plunder, and they in
tend to hold on to it, until they are driven
from the public crib by the force of ballot3
or the force of bullets.
C3T The Catholic young ladies of Al
toona, are busily preparing for their annu
al Fair, which will come ofr in a few
That the Altoona girls know how to get
up a Fair, and please" their visitors, may
be inferred from the unflagging interest,
aad great success of their cflbrts last year.
Due notice of the day of opening the Fair
will be given, and strangers are cordially
Judge UlacK's Speech.
On the outside of our paper, we pub
lish the conclusion of Judge Black's
6pecch. We were sorry we bad not room
for tha whole of it. Jt is tha masterly
effort of street mind. The whole spesek:
U and ortliy trf.a rfal ptru-
As this is the last paper we can issue
previous to the election, let us remind you
that it is the most important crisis in the
history of your country. At other Presi
dential elections people differed on some
minor matters of govermental policy, in
significant in themselves. Hut this elec
tion will decide whether we are to have
a country or not. Whether we are to be
governed like the Polanders, the serfs of
Hussia, the people of Ireland, or have
such a government as we once had in
Then, come to the election,
"Come as the waves come when naviesare
Come as the wiud comes when forests are
This may be the last Presidential elec
tion that ever will be held in these North
ern States. If Lincoln should happen to
be elected you will never be troubled with
attending another Presidential election, he
and his army, will attend to that branch
of government themselves, without giv
ing us any further trouble. The election
now in many places is a mere farce, no
indication of the popular will whatever.
Iiut iu Pennsylvania lot us contend for it
to the last, and we will unquestionably
Come then to the election fur the
sake of your country, come for your
own fakes, come for the sake of
your children and posterity. Come for
the sake of your neighbors and acquain
tances. We need scarcely ask the readers of
our paper to come, because we know they
are as anxious to do their duty as we are,
but what we wish to impress on their
minds is this. Wc wish every man not
only to come himself, but to see that no
Democratic voter stays at home on that
day. Let us use vigilance and activity,
"eternal vigilance is the price of liberty ."
We "may do too little but wc certainly
can not do too much. If we could only
by our exertions free one of our neighbors
from being hunted like a fox by the blood
hounds of Lincoln, we would be certain
ly well paid for our exertions on that day.
The Democracy of this State can do
it if they will, they are invincible when
united as they are now. They will in
crease the Democratic vote to a vast ex
tent and carry Pennsylvania by a large
The soldiers will vote for M'Clcllan, at
j least a majority of them, if they are not in-
terfered with, and coinx.-IIed to vote for
Lincoln, if they are, their vote will be treat
ed, as that great ciubodimct of Abolition
ism wanted to treat the vote of the citi
zens of Pennsylvania,- " as if it never
had happened." Tho people of Penn
sylvania are not yet prepared to let Lin
coln, like Louis Napoleon be elected em
peror by the vote of his soldiers, or like
Maximilliun iu Mexico, be elected by the
vote cf the notables to be emperor. If
the hand of Providence is against this
country and it dies now at the age of
eighty-eight years and four months, we
can conscientiously say we had no hand
in its death. There is none of the blood-
money sticking to our finger?", there will
j be no stains of blood on tho Democratic
party if die it must.
Many of the Democratic party, such
as Forney, and Chapman, and Butler,
and Dix, and some of the small fry such
as Cessna, and Shannon, and T. C. Mc
Dowell snielled the plunder afar off, and
would follow it should it be into pande
monium. If any of these men had lived
in the days of the disciples of tho Prince
of Peace, Judas would never have ot
the price he did for the arrest of Christ.
It would have been brought down to
about 19,50. That is to say if the
Provost Marshal would close with the
lowest bidder. Pontius Pilate the
Judge Aadvocate of Caesar was a gentle
man and scholar compared with some of
Lincoln's satraps. Although he could
not stand the pressure, but condemned
innocence with a full knowledge he was
doing wrong, still Lincoln's men is worse,
for they condemn without a trial or a
hearing and do it to please their mastor
with unwashed hands.
If Lincoln would be re-elected no man's
life or liberty would be secure at any time
he might give offence to some pimp or spy
of the Administration, and he might be
kidnapped and put into some hostile, there
to rot into oblivion. These are unwhole
some truths which. w hope you will let
sink deep into your tqip.de at this election,
WearB8aUfje4 therefore you will do rour
whole doty, sn4 we rf also satisfied the
.rult will provt Mtiafpctory.
There were fifty-four different polls,
opened for Pennsylvania soldiers on the
Second Tuesday of October last, in the
different localities of the army in Vir
ginia, Maryland, District of Columbia,
The Return Judges of the several dis
tricts of Cambria county met last Friday,
in pursuance of an Act of Assembly pass
ed last August. Their duty according to
that Act was not very onerous. They
had nothing to do but sit down and
rest themselves while two clerks were
counting out the votes as certified by the
Prothonotary. If that officers certificate
is good for the number of votes polled it
ough to be good to count them up also,
and there was no necessity for putting the
County to the expense of bringing all
the Ileturn J udges here when they had
nothing to do- It is however some of the
wise legislation of an Abolition House in
Johnston, in the several Districts had
5 L votes. Barker had 295 votes.
Cyrus L. Pershing had 51 votes.
Evan Roberts had 287 votes.
James Myers had 46 votes. George
Englebaugh had 115 votes. Francis
M. Flanigan had 139 votes.
.h.. 11. Dunnegan had 40
Abram Good had 2G5 votes.
George Orris had 38 votes.
Settlemoyer had 263 votes.
John A. Kennedy had 37
Thomas Hollan had 260 votes.
SOLIUEHs' VOTK OK HI. AIR COUNTY.
Johnston had 105 votes. Baiker had
It will le seen by the foregoing,
that the powers that be, managed the
soldiers' vote to suit themselves. Had
these soldiers been at home these negro
worshipers would not got the half of them,
but the' had them under their control, and
if they had not voted as they were told,
by their officers, they might and probably
would be harshly dealt with. Wc cannot
blame the poor soldiers, they are absolute
slaves for the time being, more so, than
ever the negroes were to their Southern
masters. These poor fellows are looking
anxious-ly forward to the day when they
ran again see their home and their friends,
from whom they have been allured by
false pretenses to fight for the Union in
stead of the Negro.
We cannot too strongly impress upon
the minds of the people, and especially of
the soldiers in camp, to look out for frauds.
The last election was carried by the fol
lowing fraudulent methods of cheating the
soldier out of his vote :
1st. Parties were sent out as scouts or
as foraging parties all Democrats.
2d. Blank tickets were circulated,
which the soldier could not fill up.
3d. In hospitals the agent voted for the
4th. No elections were held in compa
nies and reciments that were strong! v
5th. Where theie was but a minority
of Democrats, they were threatened with
the ball and chain.
oin. democrats were kept in motion
an uay on the cars or on the march trom
place to place.
th. Regiments were broken up into
squads of eight, so that they could not
hold an election.
8th. Mihtary officers refused to certify
to the proxy (Democratic) votes, and the-
- - i
0th. The tost masters detained the tick
eto sent to the army.
i win. utlicerstook wssessionol receipts
and other papers, and would not give them
up to Democratic voters
Tunous tickets were seui 10 me
12th. The proxy voles were opened and
'- me returns were aitcreu or iaisi-
. j gauging ,uc resuii oi ine ciccuoii.
Now, we have heard of still other
methods of cheating Democratic voters at
the Presidential election. Some of these
plans are as follows :
1st They give or send them a spurious
2d. They send them a genuine Demo
cratic electoral ticket, but of another
3d. They print " Democratic Ticket "
on the back of a Democratic ticket, in or
der that they may be thrown out as an
4th. They mix the names on the elec
5th. They print the ticket on colored
or marked paper, in order to intimidate
Cth. They trump up charges against
Democrats and arrest them till after the
election, and then let them go.
. 7th. In some cases they will give them
intoxicating liquors and then change their
We warn the soldier, therefore, to be
ware of; all these methods of defrauding
them out ofithir votM. FittAurg Pert.
Rumored Reverses of Grant.
A BLOODY BATTLE EXPECTED.
From the Philadelphia Sunday Mercury.
Washington, Oct. 29. The city has
been full of rumors all day, to the effect
that Grant was manoeuvred in his last
attack upon the outer works of the Con
federates in front of Richmond and Peters
burg, and one wing of his army was
driven back several miles. This, of
course, is not confirmed by Mr. Stanton's
dispatches this afternoon, at the same
time does it appear from the general tenor
that General Giant has gained any deci
ded advantage in position.
A decisive battle is impending along
the whole of Grant's line, and you may
expect at any moment to hear of its being
commenced. On it depends the fate of
Richmond and the election.
It will be the most desperate and bloody
battle of the war. Look out for stirring
news before Monday.
Uen. Grant's Sew Movement.
Uai.timouk, Oct. 29. The passengers
by the Fortress Monroe boat this morning,
among whom were several press messen
gers, report continued heavy firing on the
left of Grant's army. They report the
right wing as being in splendid condition,
eager and able for anything. No sucli
enthusiasm has ever been seen in this
Officers and men speak confidently of
the great undertaking that now lies before
Several sutlers returned in the boat.
The long looked for and talked of ad
vance of the armies operating against
Richmond has at last taken place.
Yesterday the final preparations were
completed by the withdrawal of the greater
part of the Army ot the Potomac from
the trenches and massing it in the rear
ready for the move.
The 1st Division of the 2d Corps, with
a part of the 5th Corps, held tho entire
line from the Appomattox on the right to
some three miies west of the Weldon road
on the left.
All wagons, baggage, etc, were sent to
the rear at City Point.
At two o'clock this morning, General
Hancock, with the second and third divi
sions of his corps, moved along the
Vaughan road, running southward, and
after crossing Hatcher's run, found the
rebels intrenched in newly made works.
He at once charged thorn on the flank
and drove the enemy out, and took some
twenty prisoners most ly calvalry among
whom wjis Major Venable, and Acting
Adjutant General, but on what General's
staff he would not tell.
The Fifth Corps took the Squirrel Level
road, and found the enemy posted at its
junction with tho Duncan road, which
runs north, from the Vaughan road to the
From this they were driven by our
skirmishers with some loss, the First Di-
S vision having about 40 wounded in the
The Third Division of the. corpse took
the advance, and crossing Hatcher's Run,
connected with Second Corps.
In the meantime Gen. Hancock ad
vanced along a by road, driving the enemy
before him till he reached the Boy n ton
plank road, where the column halted and
formed into line ot" battle on the farm of
Mrs. Butler, the left reaching some dis
tance west of the road, ami the ri:ht ex
tending to a thick woods on the right.
The Fifth Corps had also formed and
advanced through the woods two miles.
j but the left of the line failed to connect i
; ,b0 , igl!t wf the Second Corps I
j The enemy fell back as we advanced, !
j nut ,iic line neared Hatcher's Run a-'ai.i j
when the Confederates wore found behind '
strong entrenchments, and brisk firing j
; ensued, but without much loss to either I
j s;,t., i
At about four o'clock in the aftermton. !
j the enemy taking advantage of the break j
j in the line between the 2d and 5th Corps, ;
w- ... ... ' k
, massed Anderson's Division, Hill's Corns !
aml ch.irgetl tlie rlt w.; of the j
which gave way amf fell back a short, dis-
tancs but being reinforced, the Iatte
charged and captured a number of prison- j
Our los in the affair is not known, but !
, it-;3 not believed to heavy.
j In the el:We niJUe on the o,,, Corps,
two guns were said to have been taken bv
the enemy, but these Were subsequently
Fghting continued on this part of the
line till after dark, when a heavy rain
storm set in, putting an end to the fight
ing for the day. The Ninth Corps oc
cupied the right of the advance, but did
not gain much ground, the object being to
allow the left to get fairly around on the
Boynton pland road. The colored divis
ion of the Ninth had some skirmishing
with the enemy, but nothing approaching
a fight. They lost a few wounded.
ArroiNTMKNTs by the County Com
missioners. Edward ft. Dunnegan was
sworn in as Commissioner on last Mon
day and the new board made their annual
William II. 1 Redder, Esq., of Ebens
burg was re-appointed clerk, and John
Cox, Esq., of Johnstown, was appointed
Merchantile Appraiser. These gentle
men are excellent and very eatiefactorv
I appoint mnte . . .
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i r .l? - ccl
numuer oi inia new ana popular n-v
zine is atjiand. It opens with a bea
ful and touching steel engraving
"The Empty Cradle." It also "cct,:
a very handsome double colored frt ;
plate, a quantity of other engravings
.rw rtj 1 1 XT u nl . 1 i. . t . 1
"j f,viv uacim iu me ladies I
usual assortment of interestin
poetry, music, &c.
Price 2.50 : 2 conina .! no . r.
- ' - 1 V,W. pjjl
les 5M 0,00. Address Deacon & pelert.
319 Walnut street, Philadelphia.
The Mummies of Thebes Me.iH
Ayer & Co. have received from Altt-J
dna a cargo of rags to pay for their tr-
tines, which are largely sold in Egr
Thv nre rv5drnrlv rruthafl
j j fc.....,cu Jr(Jm i
classes and quarters of the Pacha's
minions the cast off garments of Ha
" -J . him. will, ll IU1 uau?!
lltr.fJlAe Of.il fl.t.arlnsv ... .1.. a .
v. ..lit U J I 1 11 IKJUIZS. -.01 til
least part of their bulk is cloth in
bodies were embalmed and wound 1
preservation three thousand years
They are now to be made into paper f
Ayer's Almanacs, and thus, after LavL
wrapped the dead for thirty centuries,
used to warn the living from the nam
house which they have so long inhaLitei
and to which, in spite of all our gaa:a
and cautions, we must so surelj go.
Daily Evening Journal.
New Gx)I)3. E. Glass & Co. Lav:
replenished their stock of goods at Car
rolltown. They purchased their goods tt
the recent fall in the market in the ay.
and can sell as cheap as any store in tit
interior of the State. Their gocds ar;
well selected and of the best quality t.
suit the market. Give them a call.
Cottrotn is elected to Lonrrres! t
a majority, including the soldiers vote.
So savs the Somerset Democrat.'
Dieo. On the 19th ult., at h-r n?,
deuce in Hemlock, .''Irs. Elizabeth Port-.
in the 44th ve;tr of her ajre. M.iv sL
rest in peace.
Th? snls i f terrer-tia! life now are r:::.,
Aud the day's to her Liu an eternal tit.
Nobly .she performed a parents part.
Vet otfercu to her (t.1 a Christiiiu'd he..:'
What peaceful balm to those lonely orj La
Is tluit lotin mother's memory dear ;
And to know-that she to Gd has given.
An imm'Ttal soul to live in Heaven,
Whnie pain n mure her heart can rend.
Yes. and heavenly liffht to you she'll tcJ,
if you'll only d.tily kneel and prav.
While thrush this "'ark. weary worki y
Fr the greatest bom), to Ve at last u:::!r;
With the Heavenly H-jst G xl's :eiigh-c:.
THE A I'TUMX LEAF.
" Frp.il leaf of Autumn, dar.cing by.
rui!e ir. thv ceurse and tell me why
TLou, whore I late r'id view
Clad in a tires of lively green.
Art, now so differently seen,
All robed in crimson hue ?"
A voice like that which 'midst the trt;03
Is wakened by the Autumn breeze.
Seemed fr in the leaf to steal,
"Upon the tl.'g wood's branch I plaptJ,
Which first ies. by its changing shale.
Winter's approach reveal."
"Jack Frost's first touch that chills our vei:?.
Our coats of this -jay crimson stains ;
Oar healthful green is lost."
But quite the contrary, mankind
Will iu their own experience find,
Aad prove it to their cost.
For these of you, do green remain.
Who. warned by Frost's chill touch in va-".
Still ch'X.so to shake with cold, .
While the store of E. J. Mills & Co.,
For prices extremely low.
Do good warm clothing hold.
If you want any clothing call at E. J
Mills & Co's, they have the bestand
largest in town.
PERSONS INDEBTED TO
R. S. BUNN,
CALL AND SETTLE!
Accounts remaining open after the tiriti'
January next, will be transfered, nd fore"
blv collected for the benefit of creditors.
Nov. 2, 1864-tf
All persons knowing thcrcsai
indebted to the bub'scriber, on Book aceoto
will please call on or before the first day
January, 1865. and settle their respects
accounts by Note or Greenbacks.
Those tailing to comply with the above
quest, will find their accounts in the hac
of a Justice for collection.
Loretto, Nov. 2. l864-3t
S" Came to the resiJectf
of the subscriber in Clearfield township
Cambria county, on or about the 12th c
October last, a bright bay mare with bla
mane and tail, a small white mark" on t
nose, and oae white hind foot. The owrw
is requested to come forward, prove prop
erty, pay charges and take her away,
she will be disposed d accoTaing io
Nov. 2, 1864. St.