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Junction City, Kansas, STtJKIY, SH:Pa 17, 1804, OOB HOMIHEE PQfc QOVERSOB. We place at the bead of our columns the ticket nominated at the 'Republican Union Con vention on Thuradav. the Pth int. In dnimr this we have a few words to say of the gallant soldier whose name heads that ticket. The condition of our State affairs is such ae to render the nomination of Col. S. J. Crawford peculiarly fit and eminently proper. "We need first, a thoroughly patriotic and earnest man one who fullv coinnrehendincr an A otan.i;n l, Uie broad and radical issues which underlie the .present momentous conflict, yet accepts in the spirit ot harmony the aid of all loyal men 10 FOR PRESIDENT, Abraham Lincoln. Of Illinois, GR VICE PRESIDENT, Andrew1 Johnson, Of Tennessee. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. European bankers are reported as being about to take loans of United States securities to the amount of $1,000,000,000 ! Georgia has but two regiments of able, bod ied men not in the rebel army. That is, out of a free population of ,555,088. The Chicago- Tribune says there is more than doable the amouat of wheat and corn in Btore in that city than there was a year ago. The London Times says that there has been no such fighting in the history of the human race as that between Grant and Lee in Vir- accomplish the desired end that of defeating treason. flpfltrnvinrr Ua nanm nJ - : l & . llluurawulglI1 Snmi. n.;.M.::-..- -- -..- -...WUUIUU3 9, U"U UJgUl, pUUCU Presidential Electors: E. 0HESEBR0UGH, of Atcjiison. R. McBRATNEY, of Davis. W. F. CLOUD, of Lyon. For Governor, S. J. CRATWITOIZD, Of Bourbon. For Lieutenant Goiernor, JJLMJES ZVIcG-IfcHTW, Of Wyandotl. Fur Secretary of State, R. .A.. BARKER, Of Atchison. For State Treasurer, "WIIL.I.AJtt SPRIGG9, Of Anderson. For Auditor, OHN R. SWJLIXrVST, Of Lyon. For Attorney General, J. D. 23RXnvEBA.XJ3-I3:, Of Marshal. For Supt. Public Instruction, ISAjLC X. GrOODZSTOW, Of Riley. For Associate Justice, JACOB S-AJFIfORD, Of Shawnee. For Congressman, SIDNEY CJL.-AJRKK, Of Douglas. THE CONVENTION. "We place at the head of our column the ticket nominated on the tfth. Some dissatisfaction cxiata, but from the charges we have heard we conclude there is as little cause for complaint as has attended any previous Convention. Clarke and Wilder came from the people with nlmost an equal number of delegates, but by the admission of a number of army delegates Clarke received the nomination. The whole question turns on the regularity or irregulaiity of those delegates. If regular, then they had as good right there aa any bodj else. "We are not prepared to say that they were not regular. It will be observed that Leavenworth does not control he entire thing, and hence the bolt. It hould open the eyes of the people of the interior w me issue i,eavenwortu geeks to force upon them. ' BUT ONE SET OF ELECTORS. We are indebted to Mr. ThaddeusII. Walker, for information of the action of the Frnud Con vention. We arc gratified to state that they nominated the same Electors as did the Con vention of the Sth The issue involved in our State election amounts Jo nothing when com pared with that -Rhich is commanding the attention of the people the country over. It is indeed a subject of congratulation that the factious spirit of our State politics is not allow ed to divide the friends of the Nation in this vital contest. Kansas will therefore give Ten Thousand Majority for Liscolx and Johxso.v. The Convention placed in nomination S. O. Thacherfor Governor; General Lee for Con gress; John J. Ingalls for Lieutenant Gover nor; J. It. McClurc for Treasurer; Kingman for Associate Justice: Griswold for Attorney General; and Hairgrovc for Auditor; who for Secretary of State and Superintendent of Fub lic Instruction we could not learn. A MAN WITH BACKBONE. "We find the following notice of our nominee for Congress in the Burlington Patriot: "Captain Sidney Clarke, the Republican nominee for Congress, is pre-eminently a live man. And he is a working man. In politics be has always been anti-slavery. He publish ed and edited a paper years ago in Massachu setts, wherein he advocated freedom principles. In Kansas he has labored untiringly- for the Republican party, and his works have produced goo 1 results. His talents are of a high order, and their being so well directed, and so prop erly exercised by his judgment, energy and indomitable will, be promises to be one of the most valuable men in the Nation. Vr n you shake Sid Clarke from a purpose that he lias resolved to execute. He is unflinching. He is not weak-kneed. He never eraw-cslies. In Congress he will stand by and co-operate with the Freedom party, and sustain the Pres ident. NolLing truckling, nothing subser vient, nothing cringing about Sid Clarke. He is going to be elected. Jo Congress this fall.'' VaU&ndigham Disgusted. Jolumbus, O.. September 9. Vallan . jigaainlarrfVed here yesterday en route for Pennsylvania to address the Deonlo at van. ous places', but meeting McOlellan's letter j oi acceptance, ne promptly auinomea tee D mceratic Chairman cf Ohio to withdraw, bis nnme from appointments in Ohio, and returned home. The pence men are determined to main tain their integrity, and wilL soon call a meeting to determine upon a, -course of action. r : still grander vigor and glory our struggling American Nationality. Such a man is Colonel Crawford. The ?ecord of his services in the field prove this. The quiet, unostentatious man ner in which those duties have been performed confirm it. Leaving his seat as Representative in the first State Legislature ; abandoning his growing legal practice earlv in Mav '61. S. J. Crawford, recruited a company for the 2d Kansas, and in:ommand of itserved through the Missouri campaign of 1861. When the regiment reorgan ized Captain Crawford commanded company A. He soon became widely known as a dashing cavalry officer. In numberless skirmishes, and every engagement of the Army of the Frontier Captain Crawford wns in the front and thickest of the fight. As Colonel of the Second Kansas Colored Infantry a promotion which sought Captain Crawford he has shown his radical conyictions, and still further proved his capacity. l hat regiment under his lead has become one of the best organizations west of the Mississippi. ihus much in proof of S.J. Crawford's posses sion of the first qualification the State needs in ita next Governor. Second : "We need honesty, earnest convictions without personal or fuctious bias, energy, courage, and straightforward attention to the duties of the office the people of Kansas call their favorite to fill. None of these qualities have marked either of the two previous State Administration. In Colonel S. J. Crawford the people will find them all. As to energy and courage hi8 career as a soldier is sufficient evidence that ho possesses them. The same sincle and conscientoua Atten tion will mark his civil career which has been the preeminent characteristic of his military life. He will be the Governor of Kansas not the instrument of man or part-, except so far as they support the principles of which he is the repre sentative, or are valuuble as public servants. , Any thing but attention to the duties of the position have marked the career of the nreeedini? and present Governors. It will be a refreshing novelty to have the Executive chair filled by a man who will not only remain a gentleman after his inauguration, but who will be in very fact Governor of the State. As to party or faction, Colonel Crawford is simply and wholly a radical Union man be longing to no party that does not avow that as its only purpose, and sustaining no man or set ot men wbo for the purposes of selfish aggran dizement or to gratify their malignant iiatred, seek to divide the Union forces and sow dissen sion in the party of Freedom. Colonel Crawford's honesty of life, character and purpose is unstained. In this he is sans puer et sans reproache. Not even the editor of the Times can befoul his name. Speculation or peculation cannot be laid to. his charge. Amid all the base slanders which have hurled about the good same of every one in opposition to the Carneyites, no one has been base enough to assail Col. Crawford. We thetefore believe that the Jate State Con vention put in nomination the best man before it. That nomination is but a fit recognition of our gallant volunteers. They are the men who more than all others have been educated into a thorough conception of the crisis and its necessi ties. They are the men whom those who stay at home should honor. Among the volunteers of the State, Col. Crawford is most deservedly popular no man more so. Their vote will go for him to a man. So will it be with the radical Union men of the State. Colonel S.J. Crawford, their nominee will be triumphantly elected in November next. His election and inauguration will mark a new era in the history of Kansas. We shall have a Governor, loyal, radical, talented, earnest, honest, devoted and energetic ; one who fully under stands the Time and its needs. The peddling, pitiful politicastera, who have disgraced us, are emphatically " played-out." We have got a van in nomination. We shall elect him, and with him the balanceof the State ticket. FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT. Confirmation of the Killmg QfJbhn Morgan. Major General Dix : A dispatch from Grant jast received gives the statement from the Richmond Exami ner of this morning, that John Morgan was surprised and killed, and his staff captured, at uranviue lennessee, on the oth inst. An unofficial dispatch from Lexington states that General Gillem had officially reported the surprise and defeat of John Morgan was killed and his staff captured. From GO to 100 rebels were killed, 70 takeo prisoners, and one General captured. This report being confirmed by the Richmond Examiner, there is no room to doubt its truth. Meaning of the Yenaout Election. The first positive indication of the drift of the popular tide jn this Presidential can vass is furnished in the returns of the Vermont election. Upon an increased pop ular vote, aa compared with last year's elec tion, these returns show an increased Ad ministration majority a result which can not be misunderstood. It means that ail tho supposed dissensions and divisions in the Administration camps amount to noth ing, now that the issue has been narrowed down to " Old Abe" or the Chicago peace platform. It means that the personal pop ularity of General McClellan, as the war w now-gou-will be lost upon that platform; that the Deorda of the loval State will nn adhere 'to the. idea, 1 hat Grantj Sbenaan and. FarragRt are -on the right rd -to scaee, and that they .must be aaMMfclk.whitever may be the dehoQaeactca. f .jfcawAdtaiais- tratioo. X. Y. Herald w" down a turner's sign and put it over a lawyer s uoor; in the morning it read, " All sorts of turning and twisting done here." The pontoon bridge across the Kansas river at Wyandotte, was crossed by foot passengers on Wednesday last. The bridge, it is said, will cost S10,000 when completed. The unterrified of Leavenworth and Kansas generally, are to hold a grand ratification Mc-Clellan-Pendleton meeting on Saturday even ing the 17th inst. la view of the strategy by which the Weldon railroad was taken, and the valor with which it has been held, the country will say to Gen. Grant and his brave soldiers Well-done. The consumption of wines has gono down nearly four per cent in this country, and the consumption of cigars one-half. No loss to the people. It is stated that in the first two years of the present war 28,000 walnut trees were felled to supply a single European manufactory of gun stocks for the American continent. Vallandigham, immediately after reading McClellan's letter, telegraphed to a political friend here, " All hope is lost," and withdrew his name from the canvass. An Indianapolis telegram announces the capture there of Quantrelle, the Missouri -guerrilla. He was recognized on the street by ref ugees. The authorities have sent to Lawrence for a full description of him. Hon. Ben Wade, notwithstanding tho recent Wade and Davis manifesto, is about to take the stump for Lincoln and Johnson. He is an nounced to speak at Mcadville, Pa., on the 17th ult. The New York Daily News repudiates Mc Clellan s nomination, and urges the re-assem bling of the Democratic -Convention .to either remodel the platform or nominate a caydidate to suit the present platform. . Lyon county held a Teacher's Institute a few days ago. A very interesting session was had. That county takes a place in the first ranks in regard to educational matters. No surer sien of a permanent prosperity. A funeral sermon on the death of Maior McElvain, of the 10th Ohio, was preached at Xeaia, and a day or two after a letter was re ceived from the Major himself, dated Rich mond, where he i3 a prisoner. Of the military importance of Atlanta we need no better evidence than the confession of Jeff. Davis, who, iu a recent speech at Macon, Georgia, avowed that Atlanta that was the military key to the continent, and must never be given up. Every principle once held sacred by the Democratic paity ia thrown overboard by that party for the sake of a craven, cowardly, pu sillanimous, peace with Jeff. Davis and his band of insolent and dictatorial slaveholders. The 138th Illinois, says the New York Tri bune, is stationed at Fort Leavenworth, A'an sas, and numbers 809 men all told. It was recently canvassed by companies, with this result: For Lincoln, 737 ; all others, 70. The hero of the flag, the venerable Ishmacl Day, of Maryland, has visited the President. He told Mr. Lincoln that Gen. Wallace had levied on the secessionists to compensate him for his losses. "Tell Gen. Wallace for me," said the President, " that he is right, and to go ahead and I will sustain him." Gov. Brough, for years an efficient railroad operator, says there never was a time during MoClellan's connection with railroads that he eould have obtained the position of Superin tendent of a respectable road, because it was generally known to railroad men that he lack ed capacity to manage it. Fernando Wood, in a fine frenzy, during his speech, made recently in Dayton, Ohio, said that if by offering up his life he could stop the bloodshed that is now afflicting the country, he would cheerfully do so. A appreciative Irish man in the crowd earnestly responded: "It would be dammed chape 1" Musketoes love beef blood better than they do any that flows in the veins of human kind. Just put a couple of pieces on plates hear your bed at night, and you will sleep undisturbed by these pests. In the morning you will find them full and stupid with beef blood, and the meat sucked dry. The Washington Chronicle announces that the finishing touches to the exterior of the magniffcent dome of our Capitol were given yesterday. It is now completed, and stands a proud monument to American skill and me chanism. The height of the dome from the ground, on the front, is 2&7 feet, and abou. oi0 feet from Pennsylvania Avenue, The rebel Gen. Hood, who commanded at At lanta, is described by a person who has recent ly seen him, as a " white-beaded, homely, spindle-shanked fellow, abont thirty-two years of age. and over six feel tall; had been pretty well hacked to pieces ; one leg gene, an arm. useless, a lot of bruised ribs and a broken collar." STATE C0NVENTI0H. f Tomka, Sept. 8 Afternoon. The Convention met pursuant to adjourn ment. Mr. Emmert, from the committee on res olutions, reported the following : itesotvea, i nat we pledge anew oar fi delity to our government, and place upon the altar of our country, for extinguishment, all partisan prejudices and preferences that can in any manner retard its, progress in the contest for the suppression of tho most unholy crusade acrainst humanitr. innncrnr. ated by the slave oligarchy, of the rebel States. That we fuliv and unnualifindlv indorse the principles of the Baltimore plat form and the nominations made thereon. Resolved That the action of the Chicago convention, both in its infamous peace plat form ana the nominees oi the convention, is alike unworthy the support of the loval men of Kansas, involving as it does the certain division of the Union and the ulti mate decline of our present government in to a number of petty States. We there fore most earnestly invite all true men to unite with us in the election of the Presi dential electors nominated by this conven tion j and we hereby instruct said electors to so act in the electoral colleeo as to moat certainty aeteat tne peace party, as repre sented by the nominees of the Chicago convention. Resolved, That we call on all men, with out regard to party, to consider the duty they owe to their country iu this hour of its trial and unite with us. That by a union of hearts and hands we may gather the laurels of victory from the bloody fields of battle, bring order out of chaos, and ro turn our beloved country to its original power and purity, with every stain of cor ruption wiped from its escutcheon, and every principle of freedom and humanity preserved intact. We therefore deprecate the action of those who, on account of per sonal antagonism, and to gain personal ends, would throw confusion into the ranks of those who are struggling for the same cause in which thoy pretend to be enlisted, aud thereby strengthen the hands of the com mon enemy. Resolved, That wo hereby indorse the action of tho Republican State Convention, held on the 21st day of April last, for the selection ot delegates to the Baltimore Convention. Resolved, That the soldiers in the field. battliug for their country, have not only! uaiouuaueu lumr cuaraciers ior patriotism, unalloyed by selfishness, but have, by con tact with this rebellion, gained a better knowledge of its most infamous character than those from the field of battle, and are thereby entitled to the privileges of a parti cipation in the councils of the -country ; tnat while they are struggling in the front. they have a right to know that they are not attacked in the rear; -that, in view of these facts, we are gVatified with the spirit they have evinced iu sendiug delegates to this convention ; and that he who would gainsay their right to east their suffrages at the ballot-box, either lacks an appreciation of the principles of justice, or is void of every impulse of patriotism. These resolutions were adopted bva laree majority. The Convention proceeded to ballot for candidate for (joveruor. Messrs. S. J. Crowford, J. C. Burnett, W. W. H. Lawrenco, S. D. Houston, J. M. Scott, G. A. Crawford, Robert Riddle and T. A. Osborne were put in nomination. On the sixth ballot, S. J. Crawford, of Bourbon county, received a majority of all the votes, and was declared duly nominated The Convention then voted for a candi date for Member of Congress, On -the first ballot, Sidney Clarke, of Douglas county, received 46 votes, being a majority of all the votes, and was declared duly nominated. The Convention, with a good degree of unanimity, proceeded to nominate the fol lowing : Lieutenant Governor James McGrcw, of Wyandotte. Secretwry of Slate R. A. Barker, of Atchison. Auditor-. R. Swallow. Treasurer Wm. Spriggs. Attorney General J. D. Brumbaugh. Superintendent of Public Instruction i. x. uoocmow. Presidential Electors Robt. McBratney, Nelson McCracken, A. Cheesebrough. The nominations were enthusiastically received, and the Convention adjourned sine die. LETTER FROM 0BANT! His Views of the SItuatlom ! THE VICTORY NEAR AT HAND ! ! Washington, Sept. 8. The following is an extract of a letter from Lieutenant General Grant, and dated Headquarters, City Point, Ausrust 16th. 1864: To lion. F. B. WasUxmiei Dear Sir : I state to all citizens who visit me that all we want now, to insuro an earlv restoration of the Union, is a determ ined unity of sentiment North. The rebels nave now in their ranks their last man. The bovs and old men are imardinor nris- oners and railroad bridges, and forming a good part of their earrisons. Anv man lost by them cannot be replaced. They have robbed the cradle and grave equally to get their present force, and be sides what they lose in frequent skirmishes and battles, they are now losing from de sertions and other causes at least one regi ment per day. With this drain upon them the end is not tar distant, if we will only be true to our selves. Their only hone now is in a divid ed North. This might give them reinforce ments from Tennessee. Kentucky. Mary land and Missouri, while it would weaken us. With the draft quietly enforced the ene my would become despondent, and would nake but little resistance. I have no doubt but the enemy are exceedinly anxious to hold out until after the Presidential elec tion. Thoy have many hopes from its effects. They hope a counter-revolution ; they hope the election of the peace candidate in fact, like Micawber, they hope for " something to turn up." Our peace friends, if they expect peace from separation, aro muoh mistaken. It would but be tho becinninff of war. with thousands of Northern men joining the South. Because of our disgrace in allowing separ ation to have peace on any terms, the South would demand tho restoration of their slaves already freed, they would de mand indemnity for losses sustained, and they would demand a treaty which would make the North slave hunters for the South. Yours truly, TJ. S, Grant. 14th corps, Gen. Jeff. C. Davis, carrying the works, capturing 10 guns and about 1,000 prisoners. Tha enamtr retreated south, and we have followed him to his. hastily constructed lines near Lovejoy's sta- tion. Hood, findincr me nn tho nnlv road that could SUDDlv him. nd between him and a considerable part of his army, Maw,! up the magazine in Atlanta, and left ia tk. nigns. ine .:trtn corps, lien Slocum, took possession of the city. So Atlanta is omj and fairly won. Since tho 5th of May w. have been in one constant. battJa or akina ish, and we need rest. Cur losses woa't exceed 1,200, and we fasvo over 300 dead rebels, 250 wounded, and over 1,560. pris: oners. W. T. SHERMAX. A later disnateh from Gen. Slocnm. dar- r - ca on tne night ot the 3d, at Atlanta, says: The enemy destroyed 7 locomotives and 81 cars loaded with ammunition, small arms and stores, and left 14 pieces of artil-. lery, mostly uniniured. and & larira number. of small arms. Deserters aro constantly comini? ino oar. lines. Edwih M. Stantow. Secretary of War. The President, in a recent conversa tion with a Republican, said that an armis tice once arranged -for and granted from a government to rebels, has sever resmlted otherwise than ia a fisal acknowledfeaaMt of independence tt rvbek. 'As the i4V nendenee of Tesaa tallv AAw. edged by Mexico) so aa anaistiee to the some future time to ackaowledcc their in dependence. Fighting in Tennessee. Louisvillcj isept. 6. One thousand rebel cavalrv under Wil Hams and Robertson, with three pieces of artillery, wore attacked by Muroy, near Murfreesboro, Saturday morning. There was brisk fighting all day. Sunday the rebels retreated toward Triune, followed by Milrov, who mado seyeral attacks durincr Sunday. The Federal loss is 10 killed and wounded ; the rebel loss is thought to be greater. Milrov. having exhausted his ammunition, joined Rousseau's force near iranKtin, six miles soutwest or Columbia, Sunday, Rousseau is closely following the enemy. The damage done .to the railroad is slight ; no bridges' being destroyed. The Nashville Times says a dispatch re ceived this morning, reports that Rousseau pursued Wheeler, south, of Dack river, and charged upon the-rebels, who had dis mounts tor tigfcL We captured oUU horses. Bryant's View of the Chicago Platform. Nothing poorer, staler, flatter we might indeed say, without a breach of charity, nothing more contemptible was ever pen ned than the resolutions put forth at Chi cago to express the convictions of a great party during one of the most solemn and eventful eras in the historv of man. We are engaged in a war for the defence of the national life and territory, but those who read this platform will find in it not a word against the enemy who has sor wan tonly attacked both. Our soldiers, who have given up all their private interests to protect the flag and the national honor, will Gnd here no words of good cheer, no promise of reinforcements in the field, no hope of success, but only tacked on at the end a few words of pity not unmixed with con tempt, as though the gallant defenders of the Union were a pack of fools and idiots. Our prisoners tortured, starved, abused in Southern slave pens by the ferocious malig nity of the rebel leaders, will look in vain through this platform for a denunciation of those who entrap and kill them;they will find their suffering used only as the spring for an electioneering trick. European gov ernments, watching narrowly our political symbol for some expression of popular sen per, will find in this one no sentiment of patriotic pride, no regard for the national honor, no solicitude as to our standing among nations, nothing to denote that there yet lives in our country a spirit which w'ould maKo ttic aggrandizement ottoreign nations as dangerous to them. Foreigners will find in this document only the most abject, spiritless appeals for peace: they will see in it the cry of a nation weak, worn out, powerless, humbled, ready to accept blows without thought of returning them. They will see that this Democratic party, which eight years ago rigidly insisted upon the monroe uoctrone, and even demanded the acquisition of Cuba, now humbly omits all mention of this, its favorite political princi ple. The peace men are not dissatisfied with this platform : Mr. Vallandigham feels com fortable on it ; the Woods stand steady upon it j Benjamin Harris, of Maryland, likes it ; Cox, Voorhees, Garret Davis, all consent to it. Why Bhould they not? It is their work. 'But what will loyal and true Democrats say to it ? McClellan's chaaees eo dowa with the rebel Stroneaolda. Ac ike rebel trnnr- holds' fall, Liaeola's chaaees rise. The success of oar anas is disaster to the C&v. cago nominee. The failure of oar arms sal thcisaoosss of iha Copperheads are. sy Doayaoas, The National" Djuob flag, aM Natioaal Uaion nosinsss go np or down together. Harrah for Old Abe and the Union armies ! St. Joe Herald, The Capture of Atlanta. War Department, Washington, bept. 4, 1864 To Major General Dix : Sherman's official dispatch of the capture of Atlanta has just been received, dated twenty-six miles south of Atlanta, at six O clock vesterdav morninty. liatn'ncr been de- tamed by the breaking of the' telegraph lines. As alreadv rAnnrtnd. nnr armv withdrew from about Atlanta, and on the 30th made a break on the East Point road, and reach ed a good position from which to strike the Macon road. Howard was on the right near Jonesboro, Schofield on the left near Rough and Ready. Howard found the enemy in force at Jonesboro, sod entrench ed his troops within half a -mile of bje railroad. The enemy attached, ha" at" 3 p. M-. and was easily repulsed. leavincr dead and wounded. Finding aatroagopposition on tha road, I advanced the left aad centre rapidly to the railroad, and made a good loagafljeDt,.aad brQkeii.allth way from Bough and Redy.djiw to Howard's left, near Jonasbeto, aad by the same move ment interposed my whole amy between Atlanta aad that part of' the enemy -ven-trenched in and around Jonesboro the ThankegiviBg to God. The signal success that Divino Provi dence has recently vouchsafed to tho opera tions of tho United States fleet and army in the harbor of Mobile, and tho reduction of Fort Powell, Fort Gaines, and Fort Morgan,, and the glorious nehievemeut of the army under Gen. Sherman in the State of Georgia, resulting in the capture of the city of Atlanta, call for direct; acknowledg ments to the Supreme Being in whose bands are the destinies of the country. It is therefore requested that on noxt Sunday,- in all tho places of worshin 5n th TTnifPf? States, thanksgiving be offered up to him tor his mercy m preserving our national existence against the insurgent rebels who have been waging a cruel war against tho Government of the United States for its overthrow ; and also that prayer may be made for Divino protection to our brave soldiers and thoir loaders in the field, who nave so otten and so gallantly ponlled ihoir lives in battling with tho enemy, and for blessings and comfort from tha Father of .Mercies to the sick, wounded and prisoners, and to tho orphans and widows of those who have fallen in tbo service of thoir couutry, and that Ho will eontiduo to up hold tho Government of tho United States against all the efforts of publio enomiea and secret foes. Abraham Lincoln. Recruito Going to the Front. Recruits are hurrying to tho front this week, from Pennsylvania especially, moro rapidly than at any previous time, and the New York Post sa3-3, according to the record of the transportation office in that city, tho numbor of recruits from the Northern and Eastern parts of this StaCc. and from ona or two points in the Now England States, passing, to the front daily, averages ei?ht uunurcu; noc unirequentiy as many as eight hundred of the New York State men alone procure transportation orders here in one day, but many others, also, of this State, who come from Elniira, do not obtain their orders here, and therefore no record h kept of them in the New York nffiv Others go South directly by tho Northern Pennsylvania Railroad. Besides tho re corded number of recruits who pass through New York, an average of about four hundred convalescent soldiers arc sent from thia Department. They arc experienced soldiers who came home early in the summer slight ly wounded, and now returned to the fild rested and invigorated. ibe total number of men who go through this city daily and ioin the armvia not leu than 1500 men. The class of men coming irom ine country now are among the best who have yet entered the field. It is said, by officers who have been engaged from the first in the rocruiting and transportation of troops, that in detachments of 1000 to 1200 men, now continually arriving, there in scarcely a man who could not at once be come an excellent non-commissioned officer. The common impression, arising from th fact that in the cities there is a continued call for alien substitutes, that most of the material which now enters the armv in of an inferior grade, is shown to be wholly incorrect in reference to tho majority of men from the entire country. Paath of Uebon McCracken. A private telegram received yesterday announced the death, of Nelson McCracken; -one of our leading merchants, one of our oldest citizens, and one of the best men we ever knew. The State of Kansas had no be;ter citi zen than tho man we speak of, and whoso untimely death will be mourned in cverv part of her boundaries. He aided the poor, be assisted the unfortunate, he was the friehd of all who were in trouble, fin nn who was in need ever left his door. In the early history of Kansas ha was driven from his house and business by tha pro-slavery ruffians, but they did not quench his arder for anti-slavery principles or change his faith. . He could not be frichtonprl or hrihad or bought or driven from the manly doctrines which he believed in and everywhere advo cated. -Conservative, Sept. 10th. HEPUBLICAN UNION COUNTY CONVENTION. ThftTOantililiMna nf Ttaviff- CA&V and Otlivi counties, together with all those who- are in tn .. .. 11.. ..T....XI.... f A T 11 M fl TTl T.lTIAAlt. .....3 Andrew Johnson, are requested to, meet in'del- ora'o Pnnrnntinn fit .TimctlOn CltV. Kftnnaa nn Wednesday, September 21at, 1864, at 3 o'clock P M., for the purpose of placing-in nomina- tinn n0nTCM.nL&tivfl. District Clerk. Pnnnt Surttrintendeat of Public Instruction, and Ifrobate Judge. v Precinct caucuses will be new on Saturday September 17th,-18G4. ' The annortionment' ia an fnlln. n.:. TownshipJunctioa: City, 4; delegates; West Point. 2; Ashland. 2: Clarke'. fWofc t To on's Creek, 1. Clay Townshipr-Qjoimby's 1"; Gatesville. 1 : Clav Centre hft.w. Tni. ship Bennington 1 ; Ayetalwrg;!? x V a am. uas, vaainaaa . County Committee. a j&.