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The news from Virginia leaves u? still
looking more anxiously for the result.
We consider it is now come to the final
engagement their great battles heretofore
have had no result but the destruction of
human lives. If Grant, as is reported,
has mado a junction with Butler, and
both armies arc able to take Fort Darling
they would then be able to occupy the
railroads leading from the south of the
rebel capital, by the taking of Petersburg.
Then the capture of Richmond with the
garriBOi defending it, would Ik? only a
question of time, to Ie reckoned by days.
These things have not yet happened and
may not happen. " Mult cathtnt inter
calicem, stipranaqne libra" there is many
a slip between die cup and the lip, as the
ancient poet said. It is for us to wait
and watch and watch and pray. It is
said that Leo's army left almost as soon
as Grant's, a8 if prepared for this move
ment. The accounts from our western
army are various and conflicting, and
don't indicate much success. John Mor
gan made a raid into Kentucky and did
a good deal of mischief in the destruction
of railroads and railroad property, but
was check-mated by the volunteers raised
in Ohio and Indiana. These volunteers
were raised in these States for one hundred
days, and seem to have been very much
required at the time they made their ap
pearance in Kentucky. Had it not been
for their timely interference, Morgan might
have ovcrun the greater part of Kentucky,
they however routed him, scattering his
forces and demoralizing his army.
Whether he will be able to gather them
up again it is hard to tell, but one thing is
certain they have great recuperative pow
ers. This is a synopsis of the news as
we have it now, and may be relied on as
verity, as we never write sensation articles
either for- or against ourselves. Should
any later news with respect to the army
of the Potomac develop itself before we
go to press we will give it to our readers.
You are all aware, ere this, that Val
landigham is back in Ohio, as was said by
Rob Roy, "his foot is on his native heath
and his name is McGregor." He ap-
pearcd at Hamilton in Butler county at
a Democratic meeting and made a sjwe h
in winch he did not spare the Administra
tion. He then went quietly home to
Dayton. How he was liberated or '
whether he ran the blockade we are. una-
ble to tell, be this as it may, f litre is not j
I much danger of the cowardly minions of
' .1 a .1 :..:,. :.... " . :. onw fur-
ther trouble. '
" He now may sleep safe'.y in Aberloe glin.
And the divil's in the dice if they catch him
The people of the State of Ohio will
not permit him to be kidnapped any more,
and the cowardly Administration are per
fectly aware of that and will run no such
risk. That would just be the beginning
of the end. The throne of Abraham the
First, would totter from under him in less
than two weeks from this second capture.
This indignity placed on Ohio by the Ad
ministration, is not confined to that State
alone, it pervades the whole Democratic
party of the northwest, Iowa, Illinois,
and Indiana feel it as sensibly as does
Ohio, and are just aa ready to resent it.
But no such thing will happen, there id
not much danger of them trying it. For
tyrants arcalways cowards, and whenever
danger approaches, there is always a very
graceful backing down. We had u speci
men of that in the capture of Mason and
Slidell, there was a great deal of bluster
made, but when the British lion began to
growl and shake his mane, Lincoln and
Seward would have delivered up those
two gentlemen personally, sooner than
have any trouble.
They are now blustering about the
Monroe doctrine and passed a resolution
in Congress, and another in that piebald
convention that nominated Lincoln, re
garding that doctrine. Their sincerity
will likelv be out to the test in a short
time. Maximilian will most likely send
a Minister from his government of Mexico
to Washington. We will then see whether
these friends of the rail splitter are sin
cere or not. According to their doctrine
he should be .summarily rejected by being
told that Lincoln's government would per
mit no monarchy or Empire to get a foot
hold on this Western Continent. Will
such be the case? The furthest from it
imaginable. The- will not only receive
him but receive him in a cringing and
sycophantic manner, as they do in every
matter of foreign policy in which they are
engaged. They will also send sonic empty
headed swell, if he has b-jen a good Lin
coln man, without any regard to his brains
or his statesmanship, to Maximilian's gov
ernment to "revel in the Halls of the
Montezumas." They have few others to
send, for men of talent or dignity, have
generally avoided Lincon and his govern
ment, knowing that it was no place for
them. Such men have too much self-respect
to be identified with this regime of Lin
coln and would rather sink into obscu
rity for the time being, to save their names
from historic reprobation. They are
calmly and cooly abiding their time, till
better men and other circumstances will
give them an opportunity of developing
their talent and their patriotism.
The I. S. Two Hundred Mii.i.iox
uvK rt-'.n cent Loan. This loan is lim
ited to two hundred millions and is rapid
ly subscribed for by the people. A mod
erate portion of this amount has been
taken for Europe, and any reasonable por
tion of the residue, that the Secretary of
the Treasury would be willing to designate
could be placed on the other side on highly
advantageous terms. His preference is
that our own people should have the en
tire advantage of the gold interest which
they bear, or else the the premium of the
bond-.-, such as can now be had on the
5-20's, when bought for Europe. His
object is therefore popular distribution at
home at par, on 5 per cent, gold interest.
On this and all other funded stocks of the
United States their is a specific pledge of
the customs revenue in gold. If paid off
after ten j'ears with the economical view
of re-borrowing at three or four per cent,
interest. The payment will be made in
gold. After the war of 1S12 I". S. Gov
ernment borrowed in Europe at 3 per
cent, and doubtless will be able to do so
again. On the whole it is a safe invest
ment for capital. See advertisement, it
fully explains the whole matter.
Tiik Woi:i.i. We call the attention of
our readers to the prospectus of the
WorU, published in our paper to-day.
It is the leading and most reliable Demo
cratic paper in the United States. Tbo
news from New York is always earlier
than in any other paper. Wc mean the
war news. They generally get their
news in Washington city of the Armv of
the Potomac, from the city papers of
New York. Those who want a splendid
paper should subscribe for it.
Our County Commissioners, as fine
men as ever were incumbent in that office,
are repairing and renovating the Court
House in such a manner that when finish
ed it will look quite creditable, and will
save the county the expense of building a
new Court House for at least a quarter of
a century to come. 1 hey have cementeu
it on the outside, so that it has the ap
pearance and almost the durability of cut
stone. They are getting a new roof on
it and have decorated the public grounds
by planting shade trees. The inside is
also very much improved. They are men
in whom the interests of the County may
be safely confided. There are not many
other improvements going on in our town,
but what does go on is generally of a per
manent and substantial nature. No man
builds a house here as a general thing, for
the purpose of renting it, he buys a lot,
builds a house according to his ability, in
which he intends to live as long as he can,
and in which he intends to die " at peace
with all the world and the rest of man
kind." Consequently every man of fami
ly who has been here for some years lives
in his own house, " worships under his
own vine and fig tree," and disregards all
landlords except the tavern-keepers. We
are then a happy and independent people
if we but knew it. There has not been
a mechanic's lien entered up here for
twenty years. We have no assaults and
batteries. We have no tippling house
cases. We commit no offences known to
the law, and yet we can hardly believe
that we are the best behaved people in the
The Lady's Friend. The July num
ber of this magazine is one of the best yet
issued. It opens with a beautiful and
piquant Eteel engraving, called "How
they Caught Fish," which represents a
couple of young lovers earnestly engaged
in conversation, apparently much to the
astonishment cf a party of ladies, who
have just come to the edge of the woods.
Then lollows a very handsome fashion
plate, such as this magazine is becoming
noted for. Then an engraving of the Em
press Eugenie, and a large number of
others, devoted to the illustration of the
latest styles of dress, &.c. The music of
this number is a Grand March from the
ojera of Faust.
The literary matter includes " A Story
for Sisters-in-Law," "Mistress and Maid,"
(with an illustration,) " Edna's Faith,"
" Richard Graham's Ixve," "The Mai
den's Answer," " First and Last," "The
Transformed Village," (illustrated.) " A
Woman's Pride," Editor's Department,
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changes of the best, earliest and most re
liable papers of the Union. So that we
will be able to give ns early and as cor
rect news as any weekly newpapcr of the
same size in the country. Add to this,
we have a fine staff of correspondents,
from all parts of the country, both at
home and abroad. Some of them chaste
and elegant writers, and some of them
rough and strong. We dont adopt all the
sentiments contained in the productions of
our correspondents nor is it necessary we
should, but freedom of Fpeech, and free
dom of the presp, as handed down to us
in our constitutional rights, we will clincr .
and adhere to, like our mountain snow,
till liberty is melted away from every
other section of the country.
Godey's Lady's Book. Godey's
Lady's book for July is on hand. Mr
Godey maintains his character in this
number as well as heretofore. His fash
ion plates are rare specimens of engravi ng
and are worth the money for looking at,
if they had no further intrinsic merit ;
but certainly the ladies should consider
him a benefactor, for furnishing to them
what is beautiful and at the same time of
real utility. Subscribe for this number
and address Louis A. Gody, Philadelphia
Celebration. There will be a cele
bration of the 4th of July in Loretto, at
the Brothers grove north of the town.
Lots of entertainment, refreshments, ora
tions, music, dancing &c, will bo the
order of the day. As the 4 th of July
may not be a permanent institution here
after in this country, though we. hope it
will, we had better go it on the " dum
vivimus" principle while we have an opportunity.
Lohetto, Penn'a. ")
June 20, 18G4. j
Friend Hasson : From this retired
village I now address you, and allow me
here to say, I have more time, and less
trouble to write than heretofore, and be
sides all that, I have the benefit of the
untutored, but honest opinions of the pure
Democracy of the County. The people
here, as everywhere, are opposed to the
continuing of the war, as well as the
mode and manner of its prosecution by
the present Administration.
Had Jeff. Davis, with his great and un
rivaled ability as a statesman, his integri
ty and honesty of purpose, and his desire
for peace been invested with Supreme
power, we should have had a termination
to our present troubles long ago. Three
times did he offer to negotiate with the
Northern Government, but no proposition
would be entertained touching on peace,
unless accompanied with terms, at once
degrading and humiliating, based on the
unconstitutional proclamations of Old
Abe Lincoln. The Southern people never
will, and never can be subjugated, they
are engaged in the cause of freedom and
self-protection, united for self-Government,
fighting for their homes, their de
fined rights under the Constitution, the
last man and the last dollar may go, but !
the South cannot be subjugated and com
pelled to ignominiously tall for pardon and
protection at the knee of New England's
We hope the day is not far distant,
when New England and not the South
shall be driven out of the Union of States,
that the Puritan spirit Tnay be limited,
that peace and toleration may again per
vade our once happy land. The platform
of the radical Republican party promul
gated through its leader Gen. Fremont
demonstrate the fact, that the. principles
of the Democratic party of the country is
right. The Convention which placed
Gen. Fremont in nomination promulgated
the same principles set forth the same
doctrine (save the resolutions on slavery)
which have been advocated and contended
for ever since the adoption of the Consti
tution. Fremont has yet some regard for
the institutions of the country. But Lin
coln and his cohorts have none,
Ijook at his platform. What does he
offer? Peace, no. The Washington dy
nasty dot's not leant peace vjtoii any terms,
they want the war to continue lor merce
nary purposes; proposition for reconstruc
tion. No. Not one word said upon the
subject, that project has failed, as enu
merated in the President's Message ; the
Constitution and the Union, they propose
to maintain. Will one of the sateiites of
the part', point out any one principle of
the Constitution they have ever regarded,
And as to the union of States as hereto
fore. Such a proiiositioi; is regarded as
h:h treason from the Cabinet of Old Abe
Lincoln, to the lowest serf in his service.
The ninth resolution of the Baltimore
platform is most characteristic of the
l'uritun spirit of that lody. Read it!
" That the foreign emigration which in
part has added so much to the wealth, j
development of resources, and increase of j
power to this nation, the asylum of the !
oppressed of all nations, should be foster
ed and encouraged by a liberal and just
policy." The above resolution was pass
ed by the Abolitionist Know-Nothing
party of the country in the National Con
vention at Baltimore, on the 8th day of
June, 1 SGI. Who can be so silly, as to
oeneve the honesty of the party, who only
a few years ajro. held midni-rht meetings
under sworn nled-x-s to disfranchise from
all political privileges, foreigners from
every country, and who not content with
a deprivation of all constitutional privi
leges, but in the most shameless manner
spilt their blood in the streets of Balti
more, Philadelphia. New York, Boston
and Cincinnati, under the Know-Nothing
doctrine that "none but Americans on
duty to-night.n Now that Lincoln and
his fellow-traitors to the country with an
unblushing audacity invites foreigners to
come to this " asylum of the oppressed
of all nations." For what ? To put
them in the army to fight the cause of
negro freedom, and carry out the nefari
ous desigus of the fanatics of New Eng
land. Can foreigners be so deluded as to
come to this country under the pretext of
making our canals and railroads and ad
ding to the wealth of our country ? I
hope not ! The real object of the Lin
coln dynasty is to enlarge their army with
foreigners with negroes in reserve, that both
may ve exterminated, to procure Southern
Territory for Y'ankee speculation. I hope
never to see the day when the South shall
be conquered for such unholy purposes,
or that the North shall be so duped as to
give aid and comfort to a project so en
tirely at variance with common justice,
common right, and constitutional liberty.
D. A. C.
Accident. Young Robert George, a
son of F. M. George, Esq., of Hemlock,
in this county, a promising young man of
16 or 17 years of age, on last Wednes
day, had his arm cut off at a sawmill in
the neighborhood. lie was takin the dust
from under the saw, and his arm was cut
J off bo rapidly that it flew up on the boiler
of the engine. He had to suffer another
amputation by the surgeon.
13 doing well.
We hear ho
DAVEsroiiT, Iowa, "
June 13th 1864. j
Mr. Editor : From all indications,
the Chicago Convention, to be held on the
4th of next month bids fair to be one of
great interest and large attendance. The
people of Chicago have went to considerable
trouble and expense in the erection of a
grand amphitheatre of enormous size, in
which the convention will be held. It is
calculated to hold 15,000 persons. It is
built in a circular form, well ventilated
and plenty of light. The centre will be
used by the delegates, occupying about
one-fourteenth of the whole area, or there
about. The centre floor is raised about
four feet from the main surface, and be
tween the outer limit of the centre circle
and the extreme limit of the main building,
a series of seats one above the other ill
answer for the people. There is every
reason to believe that it will be the largest
convention ever held in the United States.
And another thing is well understood in
general, that no trifling, bogus politicians,
nor a "horde of contractors," nor the
known Mr. Shoddy, nor the wife of Mr.
Shoddy, nor the "Misses Flora M'Flim
sey's of Madison Square," or any other
square will be represented at the National
" We, the people," will be there to
direct the actions of the only Union Con
vention that can be held in the country
under the present existing circumstances.
We think all will be well, if the Demo
crats act in unison. If they split, and
each acts determined on having their way,
then good-bye to the part', good-bye to
the Union and boasted land of liberty.
We of the West, propose to act Demo
cratic in supporting the choice of the
majority. Every Democrat that loves his
country will not hesitate to do so, but, if
there result such an action on the part of
some, then we do without reserve say
and here declare such persons as traitors
(pretty strong, that, but we mean it) to
the party, to the people and the whole
nation. Then we say in the name of God.
our hind and liberty, stick together, on
that hangs the welfare of our country.
We should think that the dis-Union
j spirit ot Charleston would be a warning
to the democratic party m all time to
come. We mean the proceedings and the
result of the Democratic Convention of
the summer of 1800. Never was truer
sentiments uttered by living man, than by
that noble patriot and statesman, (Stephen
A Douglas,) when lie warned the factious
and rebellious spirit of a certain portion
of the part', that " a divison of the
Democratic party is the division of the
Union." They who persisted in dividing
the party, done it wilfully, knowing that
it would weaken it as a whole therebv
enabling their bitter opponents to succeed.
For the division of the Democratic
party, and the Union, for all the; woe and
distress of an unparalelled civil war, we
j may thank th
nse elever fellows, Jeff.
Davis, Toombs, Floyd, Cobb, Rhetf,
Yancey, and none the less, old Butler the
Be;tst. Yes, gentlemen, t'utnk you, when
vtiu die (or ought to) a traitor's death.
That you will be bound to do, whether bv
or from natural or unnatural causes.
Well, just hold on Mr. Abolitionist, I
am not making it a case in your favor by
any mean-, because I charge the over-
throw of my country and liberty on the
heads of a pack of scoundrels, who would
persist in the wicked cause of strengthen
ing the damnable heresy of Abolition, the
real "cloven-foot," the In-guiling serpent
in the garden of Eden. Ne'er a time.
The action of the " Cleveland Conven-
j turn" has set the American Republicans
i to how-liner within tli,imU-i. TLr t.
silent outwardly as the " village of the
dead. Terror seems to have seized on
them and they seem to discern the hand
writing on the wall. It them drive on
their charriot of destruction until they are
driven over the walls, down, down, down !!
to that bourne from whence no Abolition
or secession traitor will ever return.
Yours, &c , Northwest.
Nkw York, June 18. The steamer
Fulton from Port Royal, with dates to
the lGth has arrived.
The rebels opened fire from Sullivan's
and James Islands on the 7th, which was
replied to by our guns. No damage was
sustained by us.
At night the guns of Fort Putnam
opened on a rebel steamer bound from
Charleston to Fort Sumter, ladened with
troops and supplies. She was disabled,
run aground, and at daylight demolished
by our guns.
Deserters are constantly coming within
The editor of the Journal of Com
merce, being asked in reference to passing
Why do you not direct attention to this
wonderful vindication of General McClel
lan's military genius ? answers thus :
Because there is no need of it. The
eloquence and logic of events are so pow
erful that there is not to-day in the whole
country, from Maine to California, a man
of any political party who is not thinking
of just this plain and overwhelming proof
ot the masterly ability of McCIellan.
Those who are loudest in abusing him,
do it because they feel most bitterly the
force of the truth. Could the nation but
go back two years and know as much as
it knows to-day, bow different would be
the course !
Proceeding f Court.
The Judges were all present, eighteen
Grand Jurors answered to their names.
After the preliminary 'msiness was dis
patched ; Judge Taylor charged the Grand
Jury in his usual lucid, clear and forcible
manner. The following cases were called
and disposed of, with the usual dispatch :
Com. vs. Mrs Ann Daily. Indict
ment for keeping a tippling pouse. The
defendant was found not guilty and the
county for cost.
Com. vs. Mrs. Ann M'Carty. Indict
ment for celling liquor. The Jury found
the defendant not guilty and the county
Com. vs. James Kennedy. Indictment
for keeping a tippling house. The Jury
found the defendant not guilty, and the
county pay the costs.
Com. vs. Rose Ann Bums. Indict
ment for keeping a tippling house and
selling liquor on Sunday. The Jury
found the defendant not guilty in one of
the cases and guilty in the other.
Jas. Burk vs. Jacob Crum, and others.
Summons in trespass for damages The
Jury found for the plaintiff six dollars
William Duke vs. William Jennings
and Sarah Jennings. Summons for slan
der. The Jury found for the plaintiff five
This finishes the Jury trials of this
week and after doing a good deal of other
business the Court adjourned.
The Court met on Monday at 2 o'clock,
the usual number of Jurors were in at
tendance. Marbourg & Co., vs. Sarah Andrews
et al.; Scire facias. The Jury found for
the plaintiffs one hundred and ninety dol
lars and iiinoty-nine cents.
Julia Stewart widow of Charles Stew
art and Cathrine Stewart heir by h r
guardian, ad Ittmn, Patrick Donahoe vs.
A. J. Hriwes. Ejectment. The Jury
found for the defendant..
Wehn and Ellis vs. George Engkbach.
Summons in assumpsit. The Jury foun 1
for the plaintiff three hundred and twenty
seven dollars and ten rents.
Mrs. Mary B'inlon devisee of Joseph
Tivxlcr, d. ceased, vs. Joseph Ttvxler.
Ejectment. The .Jury found tor thi
Henry Fox vs. Peter Sa:irb.i:ih.
Ejectment. The Jury found for the nhiin
till. Joseph Kemp eindorsee of. lames Ros
vs. Richard (irillith. Assumpsit, caoso
James Clifford vs. John Thompson,
action in assumpsit. Plaintiil confessed
Judgment for two hundred and twenty
three dollars and eighty cents.
Jas. S. Clark's administrator vs. Alex
der M'Yicker. Summons in ejectment
for the payment of purchase money. The
Jury found for the plaiufuf the land to be
released on the payment of the purchase
Stephen A. Myers vs. Bernard M Col
gan. A feigned issue, to try the insanity
of Peter Myers. The case was elaborate
ly tried by the counsel on both sides, and
the Jury found Peter Myers of unsound
mind ever since he attained his majority,
and unfit to attend to his own business.
The Argument Court was fixed on
Tuesday the 19th of July next.
I'm It j ol t!ie Administration.
Our readers will see from the following
item, how Hire and immaculate this Re
publican Administration is. They have
employed female clerks in the Treasury De
partment, as a matter of economy, be
cause as a general thing females don't get
as high wages as males, and the members
of Congress are accommodating enough
and so patriotic that they take them in a
carriage to their work every moniing and
generally go for them in the evening.
They would rather take this trouble upon
themselves than that the government
should be at the expenses of paying male
clerks. We owe them a debt of grati
tude. Female Treasury Clerks. The in
famous revelations of the interior of the
Treasury Department must bring a red
hot blush to the face of every American
w ho is not dead to shame. Thero seems
to be little doubt from all' accounts, ' that
the man placed there by Secretary Chase
as Superintendent of the note-printing,
turned his bureau into a brothel, appoint
ing to places women of loose morals, and
treating them as Butler was supposed to
have threatened the women of New Or
leans should be treated. It is stated, too,
that members of Congress, not content
with keeping mistresses at the seat of
government, obtained situations that they
might be paid from the National Treasury
It is well remarked that this is a depth of
infamy that the whole world cannot beat.
The very walls of the dens of beastly li
centiousness in Paris, will blush at this
depravity of human nature when they
hear the tale.
" Employment for women," is a phraw
often in the mouths of reforming philan
thropists. These would be benefactom of
the female fcx mav here see how their