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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
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-...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.
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