Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Xenia sentinel. (Xenia [Ohio]) 1863-186?, August 02, 1864, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
f ETII W. BROVNT, Editor.
fftce. Mala street, opp. Court I'oo.
F"rn.'of jTomlte, by freemen uufurlfd?
lfon r hpe to a waiting world.'
- - hiniug kovvc Li be tarry tbntg,
.. . A rift in th tdurVy clvadj of wrung
. (THnilf ttial AU roIT ffita thiir beao of 1ij
. lill lie whtle' round dome it i!o uul brigbi.
' If any man attempt to haul down the Atneri.
. Fia'ahout himoa th. ,pot.-Jo, a. Dix.
:.t.?:-"V. ... . -:
. . - " ! FOE rRESIPEXT. -..:
' ; - FOR VICE rEFSIUEN'T. . ' .
; A.ndreT7 ; J oiinson.
" , " ' ' ' OF TEXXESSF.E. ' ' -
. '" ' FOn. .CONGEES 5, " .
: SAIIITEL' SHELLAI3 AT.GEH.
. ' '.. . ro ri.rr-Toa, ,'"',.'
' . ' 1 " W- Mr-,fiMITH- ' J"'
Union State Ticket.
roi .i prrnt trrrxiKo Tong Term
LUniESTUAV. ' ; .'
. . Of 1'ortagc County. . . -, ;
1 rorn Te.i''i; "
!. , JW1LLIAM WHITK, ; . -
' ':. ,f:V -1re CUUljr. ... . .
" -'rtfrrrrarn tfrw, . :
.vf HORACE -WILDER,. .
;' ;,i:u Ipf AshtabaU Couuly. i
' ' '. roa ?FcrTAT or jtiii;
... ! . : . W. H. SMITH, .. :
, Of IIiinihoD County., , .
' rK' ATTorT fiExm.iL, 1
' Wi P. RJCIIARlSON,
Of Monroe-County.; .
or coxrTRoi.tf: n,' '
MOSES R. BAILEY, '
.:. .Of Fulton Count. t
oaeb or rmLic mti Full Term.
. Of As?aizc t'ountr.
' JAMES MOORTf,
Of Coahocton Coanty.
. .' Prpdent:rl Electors at Larjre.
JOr'.N P. ULIHN, of Brow n Coiiutr.
JO.N A. B5.NGHAM, ef Harrison'Co.
Primary Election in Greene County,
Saturday, August 20th, 1864.
To the Union Voters of Greene
..Al a mertiug of iht Cnlon Ccntrxl Comtuit
tc on V elncdy, the DTth of July, it iru
Tolcd tlwt tie Ciiiun voterr of Greene colla
tor be requestttJ te meet-at the usual places
of holding, elections in their sereral. totrn
hip nj precincls, on aturdy, August
V'Cth, and between-the hoar of 9 A. M. and
.6 T, il by bllol, -proced to indicate their
choice for the following county officers: Sher
iff, Auditor, Prosecuting Attorney, Surveyor,
Coroaer, Commissioner, and Infiriijary Diree-
tcr. r !.:' : !. .;
. That the fyllowinj; persons be requested to
.'act as judges of election, and that they select
eorae competent peteon to act as clerk on the
occasion : . ' ! . . : ; v
Xenia. Jan.. A. Scott, P. Raker..
' . Cedanrille. A. M. Rcid, Jas. -. Punlnp. .
Ilosg. J. H. Brotherton, Jao. Clialmera.
?ilTrcreek. Rsbt. Brown, J. C. Johnson.
.. Jefcrson. T. J. Uaughey, A. E. Jones. .
Ctessrsereek. Jno. Smith, Eli Walker.
; New Jafper. J. G. Clemens, Robt. Hyslop.
Ppricg Vall.y. M-X'augherty, Moses Wal
ton. - . , ) : ' ' ,; - - -
g'.tgarcrtck. F. Brewster, A. Liggett!
'Zimmeimanaville. Dr. Higgles, A. .Zim
merman. , ' '
A!pha.--ir. ir.HjlKbu, JiP. B, Johii.;
Fairfield. Jaocb Bennett, J. A. liurrews.
Osborn. L, C. ilc.Vabb, V.'U. Martin.
PyroB. M. J.Dnai, Jofiephfolke.
Yellow Sprinps. Jeff. Reid, J. B. Knoj(. ,
. Clifton. B. Elliot, B. LewiB. .:
-.That the persons offering to vole, shall
pledge their honor tht they will vote the I'n
ioa titket, national, State, and toauty at the
coming tlrcrioci. That one of the judges in
each township and precinct be requested to
liring in the poll books, duly certified, and
directed to the Union County Central Com
mittee, on Monday, the ISid of August, and
that the said committee, in the presence ef
said judges, proceed, it 2 P. M. of said day,
to open and count saitt va'es so returned, and
then and there declare the persons fer the sev
eral office named having the highest number
of votes, to be the candidates of the Union
party of Greene county, at the coming election.-
'-" ' ' '-
That to enable the Voters of this County, in
' the 161th Regiment 0. X. O. to have a voice
in the election of candidates, there be an
election in said regiment for said officers, on
Saturday, tbe 13th of Jkuguet, if that tiait is
convenient, or if. there. are movements that
make a different day necessary, that the Col.
and Lient.-Colonet of the regiment fix suck
time as is proper. That Col. Stevenson, and
l.icut,-CoL Wilson be tbejudges of -election in
said regiment and if any companies be at
that time on detached service, that-the two
highest of&osrs in each companies act as judg
es. That the judges seal op and direct their
returns to A. Trader, the Chairman of the
Uuion Central Committee, and that said vo
tes so returned shall be counted Ihe .sane as
votes from the lows ships of the county.
W. T. BASCOM,
J. F. PATTON,
E. H. MUNGER,
SETH. W. BROWN,
R. F. HOWARD,
H. B. GUTHRIE,
R. S. FINLEY,
Central Com. Greene Co., O.
Xenia, July 28, 1864.
At this writing Monday morning
the news is of an exciting'character.
Quiet no longer reigns in the vicinity
of Petersburg. General Grant has
aiain outwitted General Lec. . lie
did so by a movement across the
James river, which caused .General
Lee to detach a portions! his forces
from his army at Petersburg. - The
Union army then made a furious ae-
bur? will be in the possession o. the
Union army,-, . ,: . j
The rebels in Pennsylvania .burnt ;
thctffwu cf Chaiubcrsburg oi Satur
day. "' :' ; '
It i uiiderslwd th;it
. -.. t , t?i nnr-m-v s nous aiii'iL-j
., " a I, I
, vr. i... l,f,r- th.n I
', . ' ,.... i. !-roodly
taturaay lorenoou. u , -
battle was ragmg fccrce.y. iiorc ,
OUrreauers nc t :
., .. .. ,., ,,y uua ,
.lour. I I mi t liA n-,n fl liia irifn n.I
ckadrcn and must have them." the I
woman Krcw wrothv at this, un- for
- - ;
-; - ' j
arK ... ;
Y c desire no better evidence t
; tie correctness of our political course
, than ts -cotstameJ irr the' foriowifiTTyT
extracts from a couple of democratic
papcrsr" T -
If revolution ever takes place jn
tLe North, it will be owin to the un-
v ise, foolish and maddened course of
jnLicli men as ShellaUrgerandAe
editor of the Xenia Sentinel .WasL-
j ington (0.) Register,
j ; We fu!l coincide with Col. Tike,
; of tie Register, in tie above declars.-
; tioii.-! Clarke County Democrat.
"Itistlie wourtilcd "bird that ut
t terB.'. Vfe concluded, long 6ince,tiat
wc would not take much pains to keep
i in the love of the democratic party.'
i "U'e would rather be .' hated than re
' spected by butternuts. AVe have al-
wavs desired and endeavored to tell
. . ,
the concenmig those men mthe
jortn, wuo, uay atier . uay, continue
to utter words of -"aid. aud comfort"
to the rebels in arms against the Lest
government ever devised by man.
Butternuts ' may continue, :
writhe,' but we ifecj.ike continuing to
tell them, that by their , course and
conduct, they 8ho)vi to. the world ' that
they !are in sympathy with the rebel
lion.,'.. TTe believe unerring history
will so record them, and -. that their
memories will descend to future gen
erations,, only i to ' the disgrace' r and
shame of those who bear their name3.
'Let us apply the test, and see if
the butternuts are. not in sympathy
with the rebellion : - ;' '."."..'. '
, 1. . They have opposed every call
fur men that lias ever been made for
the purpose of subduing the rebels.
2. ; They have opposed every, mili
tary measure that was calculated to
hurt rebels... .. ..j"
3 - They have opposed every con
scription law that was ever passed by
4.. . .That have opposed everyrtax
law adopted.' - . : '
5. ' They ara bitter in their denun
ciations of every Union officer, wheth
er military or ch'il." " "
6. -' They -'are" 'constantly denoun
cing the course of,Abraham. Lincoln,
but they never denounce that of Jeff
erson Davis. ; ' ' '
" ' h. ?hey arc constantly calling 'up
on us to surrender, ... to the rebels;
but they never call upon the rebels to
surrender to us.".' 1
.These, and alhousand other acts of
theirs, convince us that the butternuts
are in sympathy with the rebels. They
stand to-day , so branded by all honest
men. . -; ,. ..
i Header, wlicre do you stand? Are
you in favor of giving np this great
and good Government? Are you in
favor of surrendering to the rebels ?
Are you in favor of calling our brave
boys home in disgrace, when, after
three years of terrible battle ;thpy
are carrying the flag over the last
breastworks of rebellion? Are you
in favor of giving np all our glorious
battle fields made precious by the
blood of the slain? ' Are you in favor
of surrendering Tea Ridge, Ft. Don
alson, New Orleans, Vicksburg, Chat
hoochee, Winchester, Gettysburg and
Wilderness ? -' In short,, are' you in
favor of a permanent, everlasting dis
ruption of this Union?! Are yon in
favor of giving up popular Govern
ment?.,. If you are In favor of all : of
these thihgs... then take your, place
with the butternuts and find kind fel
lowship. -Vote for -S.'S. Cox in pre
ference to -Samuel Shcllabarer i for
Congress in this district. Vote for
what is called the "democratic" state
ticket,' and vote for , the nominee of
the Chicago convention. i'l
But, reader, if you love the-. Gov
ernment of our forefathers; if yon hate
rebels and respect our brave soldiers;
jfyou prefer freedom to slavery, and
if, you like stable free Government
better, than you do despotism or, an
archy; then stand by the great Union
party of your county state and coun
try. Be vigilant; work; ;use reason,
use argument, .use persuasion, and toil
unremittingly.: : It is the crisis of the
country, ,Every man must- work: if
he desire? to stand acquitted', by the
great future! 'While our '"army bay
onets down:the rebels at the front,
let us ballot them down . in .the .rear,
and a better day will soon come. . v
Dr. Watt, a few days' ago, in our of
fice, gave us some interesting reminiscenc
of the 151th. . .,
A colored Qiao we do not remember
the name the Dr. called him by, perhaps
was Bob had beeu eouhected with the
regiment to attend to the horses belonging
to (he field officers. Ilis family, "consist
ing of a wife snd several little children,
was held in slavery by a certain person
living go the road which the regitneut was
mart'liitig over on a certain occasion. . The
regiment came up to the place. As we
remember, Jthe husband was in tie- rebid
service, aad the ''old woman" was found
the door. . Lieut. Col. Wilaou rode un
and commenced a conversation with the !
matron, informing her, among Other thing,
that Bob tl.ea belonged to himself,' and
himself only ! "And," continued the
f.tw r.Y,rrr.A fl, i
. . n,,".,,.,,.! 1,v imist remain linvn
until Bub is fully rcudv to take them and '
tilliC c;u.c of ( ,em ;,an.j 'T ou mxi&t treat '
them -well 1 , You mis give them all a !
g.Kfl place 'to" slicp, . and give them all-1'
plenty U etl!" "And,"' ' corinn4 Xhr
si'.l'T. ! .ilif vH (..ireiiKiiil-tT ihiir '.n'
j Of ccurse Bob Vas in extaries. We
' cliia tic last sl'iDjrle'of yir properly here
is mortjrsjred," plainly inlimatiog that if
! the lady didn't oW every word addressed
j tq her, bar property would pay the pcaal-
oaven i uearu waeiuer ae- lias jei go iii
i fami'j or not. We hope he has.
another time, after a hard day's
march, the regiment encamped near Moor-
rficld. The bnyhad no rations, and were
very hungry, and the citizens did not seem
disposed to gi ve them sfoy comforts, where
upon. Lieut. , Colonel ,.Wilsou" quietly in
formed the inhabitants that if they , did
not bring out a supper in one hour and
a Lalf, other measures than mere words
would be used 1 And the supper cauic !
At another time, when - the boys had
do meat in their haversacks, a good fat
steer, belonging to a secessionbt, 'was
summarily butchered. .The. old. owner
came up with long- fece, :aud said,. -Col-onelj
your, bojs.have aptually killed one
of my steers!" -r The jPolonel, apparently
sympathizing with tbe bereft old rebel,
said, "was it a fat one ?' The rebel, en
couraged by the -retention given him,
jwidi.fyesit.wa9, a fat,.nica one!" ."0
well", replied 'the Colonel "that is just the
kind the boys wanted," and turning around
he left . the sufferef to 'mourn his loss
uncomforted. . ..
Letter from the 154th.
'rity that we are to
Xcw Creek, in a few
stlpposed wc will stay T.e
Camf Stevxxsok, hea Geees-
TEVXXSOK, HEAR GEEES- :
land Gap,. W. Va.
-. ;' July 25, 1864.-; )
Editor Se.vtisel: ".- : ' - ;: ' :-,
This morning our cimp is as full of ru
mors as Pigeon mountain is of berries, but
camp rumors are to prevalent, and so oft
en result in everything but what they
mean to convey,'. that we are becoming
used to them,' and consequently pay but
little attention to any rumor, extept it be
the hundred day 1 extention ; rumor, - and
that we'discuss powerfully.
i: Out duties, at this time,; are not as
heavy as they have been, and to fill up the
spare time, we have adopted various styles
of a ji use men, in' addition to the old-fash
ioned methods of making funi.' The new
styles ace numerouSj but for the ' want of
space, I will only mention two, viz :, Oven
Building and "Cook House exercise." The
former originated with Co, B, or at least
with a portion of it. Eighteen or twenty
of this enterprising christain association,
headed by one very bushy-headed, large
hearted leader, concluded to branch out
in the Baking business, and in a' very
short time erected an oven'. Col. Steven
son seemed so delighted with th' institu
tion, that he immediately ordered another
one built, but of much larger-:dLsensions.
Under thc: immediate supervision of a
ecDtlemcn by the name of Mitcharich
Beason, Esq.', oven 'No. 2 soon came into
existence. t. ,.
Sojou.see, we are -well prepared for
baking bread, pics, cakes, ie., and as soon
as wc get the materials we will live like
house' folk?J ','.' '.. ' '. .'. ..
Cook house exercise is of cntifcly differ
nt charactcr,being far moTe unhealthy and
disagreeable than oven ' building, : being
hothinc; more than combativeness "illustra-
ted.",. ... ,.
N., a young man noted for the amiability
of his disposition, like all other frail sol
dier's, is quick to resent anything reflecting
on his integrity, character, &c, 31., an
other young N. G., considers himself hon
or pcrsonifiad. , They meet; it is night;
all is quiet save the mournfull.cry of the
whippoorwill, and the sonorous ignoring
of the cook. M. demands of N. satisfaction
fur alleged encroachments.- NV offers any
satisfaction in his power.' ,Tcrms,,; time,
place and weapons are agreed upoD. Lieut.
Hal, for some unaccountable reason, is wan-,
deriag through the 'swamp district-, proba
bly'occasioned by a force of habit, (he. has
powerful appetite for frogs;) ho hears a
disturbance; in the; -high grass ; hears N.
entreat i M. to -surrender; liears M. decli-.
ne emphatically; determines to have hos
tilities suspended; rushes forward On ' his
mission of peace; is. successful; finds no
body hurt; no pay gone, but two young
men, very uneasy about it.--Peace and har
mony once more restored; both parties
retire to dream of a bloodleps victory and
Another engagement of a similar char
acter, knowa in camp as the "Bear soup
battle" might bedescribed, but we have
already occupied to much space, aud.will
just say this; the affair was of short dura
tion, and thk participants ' were both pro
muted for their gallantry, to A. Q. M;
their duty is to issue wood and: water for
ten days for culinary purposes.
Several letters have arrived from our
friends, and by them we learn of a tcrribl
mishap to the ,154th; They write as fol
lows: it is rumored here thai your rci
ment has been in a terrible battle, and all
were captured except John 1ufz, and he
was killed. - How such stories originated
a mystery to us.' , They arc however so
utterly foolish and so ..very inconsistent.
that itfccms simply rcdiculous to pay any
attention to them, much less to bcleive
thenu' (-"'- ''. ' -' ;'
'r I will say here, for the benefit of all in
terested: we have never lost a man, or
have wa at this time any seriously sick!
i In connection with the terrible capture,
and the death of John Lutz, let me give
you young Gluverson'a method of account
ing fyr this rumor., "' '' '"
Some one was wondering if any jerson
belonging to this regiment had written
any such word home. Innocence immedi-
lPre88cd t5clf as follows: "if wc
cre aI1 wptured but Lutz, snd ho tilled,
Ln,z eertainb was the man that sent the
WOrd LoDle-";'! ' "
J. nave just been iiiiormei bv rc hable
leave this place
day?, whero it is
remainder of our
be S.j davs.altcr dute. Had we our
choice in the matter, wc would stav here.
watcr- wind nnJ weather, in fact every-
lh,nS Lut lcKUos, are sunorior to
oscatNew Creek., ...
th the ,bc-)t withes for i everybody,'
. , , .' -"T mn ynrs. ,ve.,
H. C. E.
Siw- Caitt, TV. Va:,
I I , Jul 25th, 1861.
Oarrcdtnent marched from Greenland
Gap to this point to-day, leaving the Gap
this morning at 4 o'efock; we took it slow
and easy, and arrived here about 3 o'clock
this afternoon. We were ordered here
to reinforce this post, and the probabilities
are we wi! remain. ; , - , - ; i
It is supposed that Col, Stevenson will
i a3SUmC; vctni of lhe entw
H. C. E.
Death of John H. Forbes.
We are pained to hear of the death of
Joan H. Forbes, of the 7th. Our read
era have undoubtedly been interested in
reading several of his letters which we
have lately been permitted to- publish.
We judge rom his writing,, and from all
other aocountslwhich we ' ever heard of
bim, that he was a brave, willing soldier.
But he has fought his last fight, and has
gone to his last, long rest,: from which reb-''
el charge canaotwake him.' He has pro
ven his devotion to his country'" and her
flag on the field of red slaughter. He gave
as much' for the great eause as mortal man
can- giro for earthly purpose his heart's
life blood. He has gone from labor to re-
ward. : : i'- :" '--'' " o
Since writirig the abovi we have receiv
ed from Mr. Forbes the following letter
written by Captain Armstrong;
rLANTA, , y,
33, 1861. )
' ' Is Line of Battle,
Three. JLiles fbom Atlanta,
Mr'. James Forbes, Dear Sir z With a
tad heart I undertake the task of writing
to you this morning, a task tie most pain-
ful that I have erer undertaken, one which
tells a father of the "death of an affec-
tionate son.". Your sou was killed yesterday
afternoon, July 221, while skirmishing
who me enemy ia irom oi Aiianw.
We started yesterday morning about
one mile from onr present position,! fciarh
spirits for Atlanta, having routed the n-
cmy trom one line oi nis worts, and being
told that our troops were then marching
ri .1 :. . .i . ..c t r -t .
iuwj me cnj , uui, aiLcriuaruuiug one mue,
w found the enemy in force at another
line of strong fortifications. Six companies
of the 74 th Itegt, were ordered forward as
skirmishers, . ' co. C. one of the mumber,
and on the left of the line, joining anoth
er brigade and also the most exposed pos
ition on the line. - We adeanced through
the woods untill we came to aa open field
about seventy five yard from the rebel
line.. We were ordered to advance through
this' open field fully exposed to the rebel
"fire. The rebels-were all behind rifle pits,
The boys crawled forward ba their bands
ana Knees iron ien ro mirty yaras, ana
were lyin flat on the ground when a show-
er oi reoei va.ua came rvuiwiug auarouna
ns, kuang three of co. L,and wounding
one, one ball entering the knapsack of
another but lodging in one corner ot it
w ivuuut V O - 'uu - - wua wj aa
John was instanly killed, the ball entering
below the left eye, and coming out on the
right side of the neck. The other two
killed W.ere John Hennesy and A; F. Tol
bcrt, and Siergt. E. II. Wright- wounded,
but I am happy to say not scriouslyj al
though he made a narrow escape, tLe .pall
crazinj his forhead cutting the skin. It
was a sad day for company C. The hoys
- -1 1 l . 1 .1 . - 7
were , all lovea ana respected ana are
mottmetl as brothers. --.John ? I deeply
murD.' He, was a noble ; boy and a good
soldier, kind ani generous to all, and ever
faithful in the discharge of duty! (' He fell
in the front line, with his face to the foe,
another offering on the altar of our coun
try, and another lesson to us who are-'living
of the uncertainty of lifer. . . i
We have buried him undera little thorn
tree with the others, on Elliots plantation,
abouttwo hundred yards west 'of the Rail
Board, and three miles north of Atlanta,
,wbere we can easily find it, should you
wish bis body sent home., have got, all
his' effects "and will send them home at the
To yourself and-his mother and sisters 1
extend my hearttelt sympauiy, to his sis
ters lluow it will, be a hard blow; I know I
he loved, his sister., and, may they receive
strcngtn irom aDovc 10 near tncir great sor-
I am with deepost sympathy, :" -
.Very respectfully, ;
,. r . Your obedient servant,
Capt. Co. C. 74th Vol.
[Written for the Sentinel.]
STORM ON THE TENT.
["Rain on the Roof," Adapted to Greenland
Gap. W. Va.]
It gives us great pleasure to publish the
following, which was handed to us a few days
ago. It was written by a gentleman Con
nected with the 154th 0. X.Gj: ; ' I
When the thunder clouds are riven
, By the Alleghaaies'tops, ' " ''' ' ' '
And.Jhc waters, Jashiug downward,,. - !;
ran in torrents not in drops; ,
How forlon to He and listen, ' '"'" ''
. n theshejterof a tent, ;: ; .;::;;.J
To the winds and thunder rearing, . .
' As on angry message sent. ' ' ' I ;
!! ; ; : '! ' :: ; '.'.
Every dash upon the caavas ; :
' Wakes responses in the soul ; .
- And a thousand dreary fancies ' ' "
i Of the feelings take control; -( -
And a thousand recpllectious. .,
' Of a pillowed bed at home, " '"'
With a loving wife beside me i.v i :. -. i
Make my restless fancy roam.-:
Kow in fancy's troubled vision U
Comes fhc demon of the stornt, T "
Ashe haunted me in childhood,, -Wjth
Lis ghostly hideous form ;
Oh ! I feel him crawling o'er me
. With his cold and clnrumy skin f .
As I shudder at the memory
' Of his horrid dcnttly grin. '
. Thci-e the vivid forked lightning-.:,
There the broad electric sheet, ... , , .
'That illnininate the tempest
jiWhese I lie earth an4 lteavcnsmeetT ' i
Flash and gleam against tbe mountains,
Till tbeir fiery force is spent, '
' While I listen to the orashing '
, Of the ste-rm upon the. UuX. ,
And another clond, st ili fiercer,
' Cer (Jto-rnouutain ri,!gc cornea orJ;
, And ferget I, as it passes, ;
All the storms of years ngone.
True, I recollect some sprintles :
; That bedewed the sloping hills,
And refreshed the grassy meadows,
And revived the failing rills.' ' ":
There is nought in level corrolrits ..
To be found by him who seeks, .
That can manifest such power " '
As these lofty mountain peaks i , :
In eumlcuaiug scattei-od cliudet.i, ,t:, ,,, ,
And in CQiicciilrating rain;
Not rival of the Diuniitain' "'
t'tin be found upon the plain,,
Fifty thoiisu hi neres. liuvc been put in . flax
Curindn this sensnn.' '
ii.. . isriios. "I Sirni,,. r ..i
Itriltl fill Tli..rn
. --, . ....
' Ewtor Sesxisel :'.;
3 The fellow h fa a topy of the tterof
MfT Ormafcy'To Commissioner White from
which I made the extract in my communi
cation t the Sentinel of i ulj 12 th: -
"XENIA, Nov. 21, 1863.
noN:ELE.;wmu: j y y
Dear Sir : I send yon, herewith, the
report of School Kxaminer, for Greene
county. I am not able to,-ctre vou -anv
informatjoqi respecting fte condijioo of
schools now in this county compared with
that tea years ago. There has, no
doubt, been an advance. The , central
schoola of thk eity ioBBence,t& a'greater
or less extent, the schools of the conntv.
I . noticed the plans that we have adopted
and published, have been adopted injnany
oiuer aciioois in me county.
You will see by the repof t that 35 teach
ers have received certificates for 24 months,
and 27 for 18 months. These two classes,
with few exceptions.are the only ones real-
lj competent to teach: Those receiving eer-
tificates for 12 months have' a inowled&e
of Grammar and Arithmetic not certain.
The six months class should go to school
more, and for awarding certificates to the
less six' months class,' the Examiners must
answer at the bar of conscience. Some
system of examination mora thoroogh
must be adopted iin order to elevate the
standard. . ..,:,-..!,.. . ; ,,
Teachers receive , higher salaries,, than
J last year, but ,lei'' wages have not advan
ced in proportion to those of other' labor
ers, and teachers who are (Qualified feel
taiB as a Dirr-Jen. All the .Districts in
Xenia township were supplied with out
line maps in August last. Outside of this,
I know not the state of 'thiol's in this re-
pect-'; :; " ; ' ' '.' J -;
reruaps I may gay that three-fourths
1 of our teachers know nothimr ontaida the
text-book. They cannot teach unless that
is before them. 4 Tbey cannot: frame aa
original question, and will not keow that
the answer is correct unless given in the
language of the author.1 Like begets like,
and this grade of Teachers will ; train up
anomer generauoQ lite them, iiow shall it
be remedied ? I think the most effective
means would be the annointment ofaCoun-
ty Snperintendent, who should visit these
schools, and renort the faults and failure
of these teachers to the Local Directors.
1 . - , . . ... . . . '
ana i migni pe well to eivt mm power to
dismiss incompetent teachers. This Sn
permtendent should also be a member of
the Board of Examiners. ' This done.
am satisfied that our schools would be ad
vanced ten-fold, r After this Suoerintend
ent has been apointedl would have ner-
uiaucu L-eruucaies or aipiomas awarded to
those who were competent) and who could
produce evidence that thet could not cmlv
teaeh but govern i school.; 'The teacher's
profession is not a profession when he has
to be made and unmade once in two years.
It is hot so with any other profession. The
teachers must be the aristocracy," and all;
must be regarded as entered apprentices
until mey taxe tuli decree.
. ..... Yours truly
GEO. S. ORMSBY."
; ln Ae Sentinel of July 26th, J
asserts that I made a garbled extract from
Mr. Ormsby's letter. Why did J. A. B
make that assertion? Was it because h
belongs, taJIr. Ormsby's "three-fourths'
who "know nothing outside of the text
book,' and couldn't see it, as it was in-a
newspaper ? Or was it because he thought
the truth migbt bear a little too heavy on
. . . . . -
nis menamr. jurmsby, and be would, lie
out of it for him ? Which horn, of the
di!ema will X. A. B, take ? I beloive - Mr.
Ormsby slandered the teachers of Greene
county in that letter,' but if he did hot,
J again ask, how do such a set of ignora
muses get eerltjicatet of qualification from
our Examining Board ? Oi did Mr. Orms
by,ia, making the wholesale charge of
gross ignorance against 'Ithrec-fourths of
nur teachers.' merely wish to let nfT lit.
tie gas, which if retained, might "bust
citizens of Xenia met at Firmen's nail on be
vening of the 28th insU, and organiaed by
calling Daniel Martin to the Chair, and; ap
pointing John G. Kyi See'y. ' .
Mr. Basconi slated that the object of the meet
ing was to devise apian to raise money to pay
volnnteeretdget the city of Xenia clear of
the pending draft.: He said it weald require
thirty volunteers to elear the eity ; he hoped
the meeting would suggest some plan, and do
whatever inight be necessary to eel the men
and the money. ' Itcmarks were made by sev
eral gentlemen present, when it was on mo
tion of Mr. C. R. Merrick,'
ierojuetij-taatwc request the city Council
to borrow a sua5oient sum f money to pay
$100 bounty to each recruit necessary to clear
me city or the draft. . . ,
It wis also on motion of MrT X. tiffanw" 1
newevca, mat we pay an additional bountv
of $100 to each recruit 'and that a committee
f fourj-one from each ward, be appointed to
solicit danaMons ef moueV foe that nuroose
and that Mr. F. McClnre act as treasurer
the Chair appointed David Millen. 0f the 1st
wara, r.. i .k eid of the 2d ward, E. S. Mchnl. nf
the fd ward, nd C. B. Merrick of the 4th
ward, said Committee. ' ,. - .m,
; The committee was ordered to report progress
at an adjourned meeting 14 be held at Frmen's
nau on next Wednesday evening. , r :
D. MARTIN Chairman.
JOHN G. KYLE Sec'y.
DiED.-On the 31th of July at the resi
dence of Saaracl DaUaSf Jir8 jeDnet jj
McMillan, widow of the late . Daniel
McMillan) .of : this County.. , Deceased
was in her 7,5tb:year. . '.. ,r, , .
Charlie W.',- son of Lieut. I John R. and
TheressaR. Crane, of Cedarville'died' on
the23nd lns't, aud was iuterrel Jn the
ecmcteTy at Xenia. ' '' ;" ' i,; -"
Bold infidelity, : turn' pale and die,
Now in tho grave this babe' doth lie,
It died, for Adam sinned, . '. .
It lives for Jesus died.
The father is in the army 'and this un
expected news will brinx- sorrow ' to his
heart. ' ' , : . . .
The parents have the svmnatl.ini ' f
their friends; . therefore, weep not as those
who have, no lope. " :
.DIED.I the 9lh! Corps' Hostj'iUt '
Tolnt, Vs.,June24tb, of Chronic Diarrhoea and
lyphaid fever combined, Sergt John TV. Ried
yrtUngcst son pf Mi-: Vits. UW1, of Cedarville
Ohio, and auiembcr of co. V, 00th Kcgimeul
V. I. JV) had beun it) t lie Service about
aioutlis nheii he' Ml a marivv ..i l'n..-...m
and its ricbts. not bv the Sword efencmr.
but by the destroyer thai Inrts widiin
the camp, Ht was ill about two weeks when
his Master eal'td him from earth we Crttst
Hrvea. ThwrjJr-m the service but a
time he bad endured many long fatiguing
marches ; he was in the terrible battles of
Wi!derness,ad nailer aTTali" ioHa anu'sdfC
ering, he was cheerful aad resigned t his
In tht home of danger be nerer shrank from
duty. He leaves a wife and three children,
1 together with manjr fricnla tmoura. hi
But weep not, sorrowing friends; yeur
w belirro is histternal gafrr. .; John ws
F affectionate hnsbarx!, loTing father, 8 duti
ful son, a kind brother, a respectable citizen,
a brave soldier and good comrade, ' and
believe a true christain,
"Oh, moon not tht ietr pne departed,
Tbe gentle, the brmre, the tni he&rted,' ' '
He has gone to the place of his reit .
And dwolliin the home of the kleit. :
.; a. !
Our luss is his botrntiful gain; .'
He has parted with sorrow and pain;" '
His eyes are no more wet with tears; 1 '
.1 He has thrown down the burden ef yean.
Let his body reeese ia the grave; '
HToicwha is mighty to save, :
Shall fvoaaon it forth in the hour
Of hit merciful judgment and power. :
And then with thelored he 'has left, . .
Though now of hU gaoaaess herelt,' : . .
In a land where Death cannot sever, ;
Regain him and keep him furerer," -
Greeiie ?CoustyfProSater Court.
Th following Executors snd Administrators
have filed their several accounts and vouchers
in the office of said Court for settlement,
and will be for hearing on the 24th day
August A. D. ISO, vis : 77, ' '.v 7- ' .
Jaaaea- wilsoa Cxecutor of -the last-win
Jacob Snowden deceased.
James C. Johnson Administrator of the
of Samuel Sharp deceased.
Jams C Johnson Administrator of the
of Edmond Carpenter deceased.
Samuel Harry and Maria M. Beall Admin
istrators of tha-estate, of Johnr A. Betvll decea-
Thomas 6. Cummings Administrator of
estate of Hiram Peterson deeeased.
.X MARSHALL, Prebate Judge.
Hanry Eeinhart's Estate.
T. XV J :.-T 31 ! .
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
has been appointed and duly qualified by
Probate Court of Greene County, Ohio,
Administratix of the estate of Henry Rein
- AGATHA. BEipiHART.
Aug.Z. Jio.sii it.- , .f.
Aaron. -Tor des' Estate.
Kotioe ia -hereby given that ihe Hadersign
ed have been ap'poiated and duty qualified
the Probate Court of Greene Conntv, 0,
Administrator, of, the estaU of Aaron, Vordes
-r -.r., i?7"S0AH SIPE.- n-e"-
' '- 1- ' GEORGE WAtBCRX. '
Aug. 2. Ko.37-3t. - -' '' -
Administratrix Sale of Ileal Es-;",';'-'.
tate. ' ,;. '
" 'ON the?i6tl lay of July, A". V. 'J&i ' be
tween the hours of 1 and 4 o'clock, "in the
at tbe door of the Court House,
the city of Xenia, Cotinty of Greene, in pur
suance of an. Order of' tho Probata Court
Greene County Ohio, will be sold to the high
est bidCer, the following Real Estate, aa
property of William Ellabnry, late of Greene
County, deeeased, to-wit; Lots, "V'o's twelve
and thisaeen, Numbers 12 and 13,) in Cen
welt'S addition, to the town; (now City)
Xenia;:free of dower. ' lxt Ne. 12, appraised
at f S3. .00; Na 13, appraised at $103. Terms
of sale: One-third of the purchase money
be paid down one-third in nine, and the bal
ance in eighteen months from the day of sale,
the deferred payments to bear interest from
the day of sale, and to be secured by mort
gage on the premises sold.
-- UARAlMtLLSBERRT, Adrox. of
the Estate of Wm. Ellsberv, dee'd.
Before Benj. F. Sbickley,
J. r. of Pilve,rcreek Tp,
breeae tuontr, Ohio.
ON the 13th day of July, A. D. 1864, said Jus
tice issued an order of Attachment in the above
action for lbs stm. of One Hundred and six Dollars
and nineteen cents. .MORGAN SHARP.
July JCth, 1864-Jir.
.2 iConduce L.1 Osborn'a Estate.
Kotice is hereby civen that the undersiea-
ek have been appointed and duly qualified
bp the Probate Court of Greene County, as
Administrators of the Estate of Conduce L.
Osborn, .dee'd, ... . ,
VV M. SHEI.KT. I
"r.1"'.'" . ' ; GEO. W. OSBORN.'
July 5-no33-5t.-' ,' .. ., . . ,.'. ..
Wanted to Rent.
Wanted to rent a small Dwelling House,
weft located, containing four or five rooms.
Enquire at this office.
''I I . ' . ..
.":'.. , .' ;.'.:0F-" '.'.'. ;' ..' '
Formerly Xenia Branch Bank.
PAID UP CAPITAL $120,009
i-A.. Hlvllnii. -Ini!fdt
:, rJV. Tmdct1, Cushior,
.''" . . lIRjEC"rtIlH i '' '.'"'...
Johm Ankeni, .,, ; , Samuel PcrsRSACi a,
A.' 7Kver ' - - A. V. BarGHM.tx, '
' "' A. HrvMxc;
"This baniis novs i eperatiosr, Umiitt te-
pared to receive deposits, make collections,
diserant acceptable paper,, and do all busin
ess pertaining to banking.
Banking Bowse, same as formely occupied1
by the Xenia Branch Bank, corner Detrrit
n4 second streets.
The mTy certain and warranted cure for
CAMP JEVEES.,; r
DYSPEPSIA AXD LOSS OF APPETITE
For tale by all Druggists.
,. Send for a Circular.
I W. V. MAE KAY Agent
,. , 'o. 83 Nassau St. X.Y"
IDLES I ! CIZLES ! !
.'. , V A, XARUE ; VARIETY 1.n': . ,
V 12 ''lL V -15 T ,
v r-, -,
' .. i -i
For suh' by
II It Vt I-i .V CO
: J.C0HYS : , PICTURE GALLERY
,,. - Kri:'W
-- ..- -?.'- - v
He is prepared to take all kinds of Picture and the finest ever made in this city. Don't
target to eafl and got your Pfiotograris-at Jaceby.s Gallefy. i T";'--:-
j 'Persems will do vtll t call and eiauiinthi work before going elaewEere.1' - a . s. U'
Opposite Court House,
EOOSS, STATIOXm, ie.
Ihe underfigned, having entered into rTtaer:hrp
i j t.? ' - - ' '. I ir
f i i fnjft the fimiJiams jf jj
.;!'!"'! ;' i ,'td
Fleming & Dean,
will continue tbe
Book, Stationery,, and Jewelry
Business at the old stand,
ZS 4. 3Iain Stree t,
They will keep constantly ob .hand a full stock o
- ill 'Ji..'.-i
r. ' "-. ii n;s Liiscellaaeous
The former patrons or the house, and good'cish
customers, are solicited to give ne a-cal, and exam
ine our stocky before purchasing elsewhere. ' ''
,. ... , - JOIIS -FLEMIXG,
JOHN P. BEAX.
Xeuia, Jan. E;1SB J.-aolO-OT A
General Butler in. Hew .Orleans,
By Tarton. Muslin, ?2.
LETTERS TO.THE JONESES,
By Timothy Titcomb; $1.23'
.;.-.''., . . -. .yy.'.-
By Miss.PEescott; Li&,'j, jjfi
......For saleby-.. r r --1
Harris & C?o.
TTAVING greatly enlarged and extended his
lrug Jtitblisument, and .correspoiidingly in
creased his stoek of iwods, is prpare4u offer
Great Induceme nt
To customers. He invites his old customers and
everybody else to call at the old stand, three doors
"Wert ef the Post Offire-.and examinestock and prices.
Prescriptions compounded with neatness and care.
A FINE assortment of Coal Oil tamps, very
low, at PATTON'3.
TlOtrs, Strifig,. t,fA-tt, an3 etery thin? iu
U aat line at - . .
Gl'RES Conglis, Colds, Sore Throat, Asthma
and OoBaaniptiin. It n!y necessary lor any
oae troubled with these complaints to try one bot
Strickland's Mellifluous Cwgh ' Balsam.
to convince them that it is the t-st proparauoii ever I
....A I. I,- ram Iha above affoftioos of tue I
Thowt and LntiR... but it cures Nitfht .sweats and
Spitting Dloo.t. and is an exllont gargle for anj )
kind ol Sore Throat. It is pleasant to Use, aud a i
safe medicine for Infants. Trice it) ceuts pcrbuttle j
For sale t.y I'rujijisls geuiTally.
Pt:rtKfMKTtY. Kstrarit, Hair Drc.'An Fancy
tuH'ji, and Noiiww nf Vw h at
US.r 10-40 Bonds.
-' The Bonds are issued undsr tho Act of Congress
ef-March 18th, 1S64, which: provide! t&at a!l
Bonds issaed under this Art shaft be EXEMPT
FROM TAXATION by or under1 any sUte or
municipal authority. Subserrptioaa t these, Boous
are received in United Suites neteea-aatca of Na
tional Banks. . They are TQ BE REDEEMED IS
COIN, at tbe pleasure of tbe Qovernment, to any
period not less than ten fior more than fort)' years
from date, and nntil their redemption FIVE- PER
CENT. INTER E3TTVILL BEPAID I CtIN,
f.ntiils nf BuLo.rAr.aaii huoicc J djllnrj anul-
ly and on all other Bonds semi-annually;
interest UpayaSle aar'tae ktiysMarch and
September in each yearr
Subteriberfl will reeeWe titlijr P.fgistered or
Coupon Bonds, as they may' preferT Registered
Bonds are recorded on the 'books of the I. S.
Treasurer, and can ba teansfarred .only on the
owner's order. Conpon Bonds are payahle to
i bearer, and are more convenient for commercial
j ' Subscribers to this loan will havB ther option of
baring their .Bt,4iisdra joMrsspisia jfarch 1st,
by paying tbe -accrued . interest in coin r in
United States notes, of National Bonks, addii
fifty per cents, for premium, or deceive themSraw
ing interest from the dale cf subscription and, de
osiL As theso Bonds are
Exempt from -Manlcl-jal or State
. 1 , " Taxation. , .
their value is' increased from one to three" per cent.
per annum, according to the rate of tax levies in
vaiebns parts of the country. ' r" ' 11
At the present rate of premium on gold they pay.
OVER EIGHT PER CENT INTETEST
in currcner. andiaxe of ijuaj. .convanienfe as a
peronmenr ee temporirrynVesfaieBt.' i J -It
is believed: that so tteuritics offor so great in
ducements to lenders as thia description of fj. S.
Bonds. In ail other forms of indebtedness, the
V or-ability of prirafef parffee ariaiok ep
ariies or separate couimuriities Wy is pledged fur
payment, while Tor the debts or the United States
the whole property 'of 'the country is holdea lo
seeure the payment of both principal and interest
Tbasa fonuji'ma he GuUcribed fof'in sums
from .$30.. op to any magnitude, on tbe same terms,
and are thus made equally available to "the small
est Ieoderand the largestcpitaiist They cam, be
eoBverted'iato money at any moment; abj the
hulder will have the benefit of the interest. "'
It may be nseful to state in this connection that
the total Faoded Debt of the United' States on
which interest -is pyhle Vrf gM,pn the 3d- day of
Matct,' tMHr was IOS.OM.iiCo. : Tlw mtenst on
this debt fur the coming EmuI year will be $15,9S;
while the eustimis revenue in gold. Jut tbe ctuimtt
fiscal yewr,iding Jwn 3uth, lW, ha been s
far at the rate of over $ITO,n!i((,ooo per annum.
t will be seen that even the present gold reven
ues of the Government are largely in- excels of dw
wants of the Treasury fur the 'ruivmnt ni.lc
Lwtereat.nhUp..Uut . nyjeat . inyVnf nruT
wm doubtless raise, the aiyiuj roeoipu from
customs on iho -same amoimf-ef tmoortaUoni, tu
$156,000,00 per annum.
Instrnctiooj t"U ' JTaiiunil JB.jiks acting aa
loan agonts were not is.-ued from the United States
Treajury until larch, iG, but ia, the first three
weeks of April the subscriptions averajod tattro
than TEN JIILLION5 A WEEK. ' ;
Subscriptions will be received by the
Fire! National Bank of Cincinnati, O: -Third
yaUonttTIJantr of Ciriofoasti, Oil
, Fonrth National Rank of Cincinnati, O." .
AXD BY AIL NATIO.YAI BAXKS ;
which are depositaries of Public money!" sind' alt
RESPECTABLE. BANKS AND BANKERS
thougbont the-euBEry,; aeting as agents -oi tbo
National Depositary JJaaks, will furnish father
information on applicatiua and ' :
AFFORD EVERY FACIUTY TO SUBSCRIB
Honrs for Closing1 Places -of
, Business, .
" The undersigned Firms agree U close their
houses of business at To'eieekin theeveaing,
(except Saturdays,) dfl and' aflcr Monday,
J7th of June, for the purpose' of allowing
clerks in their employment time for recrea
tion and sacjalajoyirrent.,ThisarTOngement
to continue trutil the flie l?t 'of October lSU,
Fleming & Dena, -. . : thambarlain & Son,
Nichols & Black, Merrick, .Vfct'lure i Co
Ridcnonr ft Beall, Moor ft Andrew, ,
C. W. Trader, Millen & Jobc, .
Amos Rogers, . - F. Harris & Co.,
P. S. Lauraan, J. Allison & Co.,
W. & L. Arnold. A. Tbirkicld,.
Cooper ft Hutehison,:-B. Xi Bruel:
Geo. C.CanBeld; Carruthers i Carson.-
Xenia, June 26th, .ISO. . , ... '
' - Qerk's Meeting,
OX TUESDAY JULY 12.
WhercasoP'the 2.h day'of 'jiine 'lasf,
there was signed and published by the lead
ing business firms of this city a card, agree
ing ihal '-fcr tae-"puoso- ef altewiag- the
!arlts in Ueirewploymcai; tiwe for.iicro
ation and social intercourse,"' they would -until
the 1st of October next close their re
spective plees of business- at 7 dock in
the eveif?g, (SatnTiray evenings excepted.-)
Axd Whereas, the laborious duties and
confinement attendant upon the proper dis
charge of the duties devolving upon those
engaged i,the. mercantile trade, are sock as
lo ending-el" health, smd Imperatively demand
such cessation as above agreed epon, in order
to recruit the exhausted energies of the body;
Asr Whereas, the system heretofore pur
sued gave e5erk neither time for mis Lai cul
tivation or social enjoyment ; therefore
Resolved, That we regard the action of the
different firms of this eity, so made and pub
lished as a binding agreement between them
and (hi cl.Trkj ami Die-wtthrifi that lha state
beinj VoJuatary pon tlicif part,- they are it
all good feitlr and ficKicr dnty boumr it xb
serve it, and that recognizing its necessity
and justice to us, we shall not only respect
fully urge its due observance.but shall act an J
rvjxard it fr the time specified as being in
full force, tad govern eurnetien aecw-ttory.
J. F. Pierce,
P. R. Ebrieht,
Al. E. Shearer,
J. E. llannon
F. Jamiscn, 1
F. T. Simmons,
Jim E. Rrown,
E. E. EbrighU
John K. Arnold,
J. N. Denning.
AV. 11. JloWbirk,
C. T. rIack,
Chas. F. Stiff.
Jno. W. Gibncr,
A. Y. Kcndrick,
Jl. 1. Stansman,
The following additional Ecsolutons
irst, yThit'a votesf th.iuka be mi true i
those Firms who signed the writing of
sgrecment and stand by it.
Second, That the memhers of this meeting,
and those favoring its object, bo foamed into.
J. TRADER, Sec.
The resolution and amendments passed al
't'l.tlllT svnl !
s finty. rtr..