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W lEBGtrsUir, : : i : '.: Editor
Thursday, : : April 14, 1864.
US' The Editor of this paper does
not hold himself responsible foi th
opinions expressed by his correspond'
tni$.,tThe writer, and not the Editor
The following townships are a.
gain respectfully requested to pay
for their Fall election tickets; viz.:
"Washington, Jefferson, Lanier,
Gasper, and Israel.
Our Headers and Advertisers
Are herb j notified, that the price
of tho "Democratic Preaa" is bow
f 1:75, paid always in advance; and
papers subscribed for, for half a
year only, will be charged at tho
rate of $2:00 per year, paid in ad
vance. Advertisements and Cards
'will be charged twenty-five per
cent, over and abovo ur late
charges. From this newly adopted
cale of charges we will not deviate
Congress Is at U again. Whisky
is to be taxed, so as to pnt an end
to the horrid traffic.
The Army of the Totomfle ts
troubled with mud, and Lee Is !n
the samo fix.
LoNosTREET is determined to take
Xnoxvillc, and Parson Brcnilow-
Jons Morgan is tonvng on to
Cincinnati, at the head of twenty
- thousand men, accompanied by one
Lundred harbors, to shave all the
men and officers he can catch of a
'Northern stripe, jnst bocaaso he
was shaved in a Northern Peniten
- Fobrest is again threatening Pa
ducah, and other places in Keni
tucky. Women and children arc
fleeing before him.
Our blessed and trifling taxes
are about to bo doubled, or nearly
oj by Congress! Why not?
, There is nothing so promotive of
; TipfiHh na n rionvr Vinrden.
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WEEKLY SUMMARY. DEMOCRACY IN THE TOWNSHIPS.
We tender our thanks to the
Democrats of Gratis township, lor
their share of the moLcy owing to
us, for printing Tickets last l' all.
When will the other Townships
pay us? They ate poor, and pov
erty Is no Bin, and therefore, rather
than distress the poor creatures, we
shall publish a few of their names,
including some of Washington
township, that the public may
know of their poverty, and make a
collection for them, to alleviate
A Few Though's for the Thoughtful.
The draft of which we have been
notified, has' not yet come off ; but
no doubt it will take place. We
have already a vaft number of men
under arms. Since the beginning
of the present war, moro than two
million, five hundred thousand men
have been called to arms, and there
must be about one million still in
the field, or prepared to take the
field. What has become ot the
one million, five hundred .thousand
men who are wot now In arms?
What? The bulk of them have
been slain by the sword by cold,
and by fever, and the balance has
either been discharged or disabled.
Wlirtl havt we galuod by so great
a sacrifice of human life? The
Union has not been restored tho
South has not been conquered
Lee is still within a short distance
of Washington, the sound of his
great guns can be heard at the
Halls of Legislation. The South
erns are stronger than, ever more
numerous thru ever better trained
thau ever. They are prepared to
meet us on the battle field. They
fight at home they know the
ground, inclading highways and
byways, and it ia notorious, that
tbey v are as fiilly resolved to
gain their separation from the
North, as the North is to force
themlback into a Union. We Mo
not say that they can conquer Ub,
nor yet, that they can gain their
iudependenee, but we are bold
enough to say, that our prospect
of success is not so bright as many
appear to regard it. Both armies
are Americaus the guiding gen
erals are Americans tho coeBt
ia tho war of tho American peo
Tho North ar.d tho South have
fought well; but what la the sum
total worth to America, so far as
the war has progressed up to this
time? Not a cert! A debt has
been created which can never be
removed trom the shoulders ot the
people. Tho taxes which must be
imposed to suslain the national
credit and houcr, will bo a burden
too heavy for tho millions to bear.
Our paper money in uowiu the last
stage of, what the European phy
sicians rail a "galloping cenmmp-
tion." Nothing less than total,
universal, and radical ruin stare us
in the face. We arc like the blind
men we read of In the Biblo. We
weary ourselves to find a way of
escape from the storm which is
gathering over' our7hcads, but the
'harder we struggle, tho deeper, wo
Binlc in the slough of despond.
Is a' compulsory Union worth all
the blood aud treasure spilt and
spent to force the South to submit
to tho North? Or to turn the black
men and women ot the South into
"freed men" :.nd women? WeBaid,
on our outset in Eaton, that the
price which wc would have to pay
in treasure, property, and blood
could bo far too great for the
cmaiiC'Dntion of the negroes, and
the Bubjuition of the South. The
price hrs beeu paid, but the negro
is not freed the ruth is not Bub
dued tho Union has .ot been re-
3toredv Who is bo great . fool as
to deny these facts ? or to ca.' an
"indignation meetinar." to hare ub
punished for " speaking the trai''
We think that men enough have
been sacrificed ou both sides of the
contending hosts. Wo think that
women enough have been made
widows that children enough
have been made fatherless thai
ruin enough has overtakeivus.
Civilized nations condemn our pro
ceedings, and the time is not far
distant, when wo shall condemn
ourselves, aud coufess our errors
It would bo well for all parties
engaged in our present conflict, to
keep in mind, that we may be oven
taken by a whirlwind of desola
tion, and by a storm of destruction.
Our great fear is, that we shall be
compelled to eat the fruit of our
own way. i.nd be l!ed with err
own devices. There is more truth
than fiction in Mr. Losa' speech
in Cougress, aud hia fanatical and
mad enemies, whether in the House
or outside ot it, would do 'well to
think twice before they speak once.
Both the Cabinet and Congress are
treading Upon burning coals, and
the people are uueauy, aud their
ery Is w hat will beconio ot us?
Our food, our clothing, and all we
need, are now at a price which the
ncoDle cannot pay. By fighting
tho South, , we rare crushing the
North to tleawj.
Bankers and Banking.
The New Y6rk bankers, banking
companies, " money brokers', etc.,
appointed a committee a Jewvdays
ago, to investigate tlio real con
dition of our financial state, and
the report is before ng. THe Com
mittee consisted of three Republi
cans and ono Democrat, and their
report Is not only alarming, but of
the most desperate character. Our
real prospects, as a nation of States,
U more than enough to wake the
dead. -America ts sold her glory
as a great country is departed.
Nothing but ruin stares us nil in
the face. "Ichabod" is written :-on.
the Congressional portals. C-ur
silvet aud "gold "'are not and our
paper dollar rag Is worth but 54
cents now, and in two months time,
it may uot be worth more than ten
cents. Since the world lecamo a
world, there nfcv'er was such a state
of things, as wo are now entering
into ia America. Those who may
live and wait, will know to their
heart's content, whether wo tire
right or wrong in what we now
publish. What the Republican
Abolitionists' "last roan and last
dollar" will do for the American
States; both North and South, will
soon be seen ; but woe to those who
may bo forced to face the financial
The Legislature of Ohio.
We were somewhat surprised to
find, that tho Eaton Register of last
week proclaimed the late session
of the Ohio Legislature, the most
industrious and huporUut one ever
held in thn State. Wo do not us.i
the very words employed, bat we
giro its exact meaning; and what
is still better, we agree with it, and
boldly assert that the learned nnd
august body under review, were
most industrious lq ItU'lr successful
efforts (io tax, the people of Ohio,
and to appropriate the public mo
ney to snch an extent, and in such
a manner as to render thejr aenai
tonal and legislative deeds immor
tal. We hope that our children's
children will not rise and curse
them, but we fear that they will.
Our own opinion is, that
State Assemblies acd Legislatures
in America, have come to their end.
Thejr are becomiug a regular farce,
and a misnomer. A despotic Gov
ernrtiont, such as we have to submit
to, and constitutional free State
Governments, 'are contradiction
in terms. They novcr have they
never will they never can coexist
in harmony. We are now in the
valley of diy bones ; but where or
?ho ia the Spirit that will unite
uone to its bone, by tho breath of
Infinite Iu?e nl justice?
Neither the V' lt of Abu .ham Lin
coln, nor the pints' of his feeble
Cabinet will ever do it.
The Legislature of Ohio. Democratic Triumph Ph in Madison, Indiana.
MADISON, INDIANA, APRIL 5th, 1864.
Editors of the Enquirer. Tho
Peace Democrats have come out in
thuir strength and rebuked the
overbearing aud blustering Aboli
tionists, with a vengeance. At our
city election on Monday, we car
fled our "whole ticket with a larg
er majority than wo havo had for
years. We have dona what the
State will do at the next State and
We will place a man in tho gub
ernatorial chair who will uot bar
ter away the sovereignty of our
state, to tho dictators at Washing.
ton, and squander the people's
money on illegitimate objects, in
order to secure a certain kind of
Philadelphia ts making an ef
fort to get back the Stalo Cupitul
which it lost tomo sixty years ago.
The Common Council has pledged
a million dollars, if necessary, for
the erection of a state House
should tho Legislature decide to
move it tothatcity.
Gold closed yc6te-day in New
York at 1781-
[From the Sheffield Telegraph.]
Terrible Calamity at Sheffield,
A little before midnight on Friday last
ne of tl-oso terrific disaster to which near
1' all the great town In the north of Engi
land are more or less exposed, happsned at
Sheffield. The great reservoir of the Shef.
field Water Company i, rese.noir nearly
100 acre' in exUnt, and which held more
than a million cubio feet of water, suddenly
burst its embarkment and wept ita the
fury of another deluge down the n trrow
gorge farmed by the Loxley andolanmngion
Hills into Sheffield itself.'
The reservoir which his been the cause of
tWe dreadful scents is distant pbout eight
miles from Sheffield. The dam is a new on
indeed; Scarcely completed aid was con
structed not for purposes of genkral utility,
bat lor the special benefit of the mill own
ers, who are dependent, to a large extent,
upon water power for the working of lidir
world-famed machinery.'- The embarkment
crossed the valley, was n mile in length, and
presented s solid wall of earthwork and ma
sonry ninetr feet high. , 8ome4lda mav be
termed ot the enormous sue ot this artis
cial bnsin from the tact that it was designed
to contain seven hundred nvllions of gal
lons of water. The work appeared to be
solid and good, but its appearance of mas
sive solidity was, however, bolted by the
facts. About nine on Friday night.afler
the engineers in charge had led, a farm la
borer, cross'mg the embarkment as a short
cut across the valUy, noticed a crack in it.
He at once gave an alwrm, and rnn down
th valley to reinll the engineers (Mr. Our
son and another gentleman V and h suc
ceeded in overtaking them, l'luy returned,
bnt thought the crack of little impoilsnce
in a short lime, however, other signs pre
sented themselves, and they attempted
blow up a weir that crossed the dsm ut tne
end. in order to allow the water to escape.
While the men wore njjagcd in laying the
charge, Mr Ourson and his companion went
to tho fissure ant crossed it. Gunsnn had
scarcely tot clear, when Ihe fisjuro widenad
to a tiCmrndous crevasse, and a pcrtLmof
the emhnrkinont. 110 yards long by 70 feet
dren, etve way at once, and tho "world of
water" rushed, with a prodigious roar, into
Ihe vnlley below Tlie enormous mass burst
down the hillsides with n din like the heavi
est ihumltr, and tho unhappy cottiers in the
valUy were drowned instantaneously in
their bouses, from which they had not tho
lightest chance ofesenpe.
The full furv df the flood sncntitsclf on
the district Iyirtf lietrtfon the junction of the
I.oxlcy and tue nivalin and tile JNocpicnd
Solid and substantial buildinz, work
shops, rows of houses, V'idem, tivorythini
that oppesed the course of the flood yielded
before its overwhelming miiflt. All wer'o
overwhelmed be.ieathto mighty rush of the
waters. But the great loss of pioperty sinks
into ins'gaiQcance alien compared vta the
awful lass of hemnn life. - 'I ke enormous
volume of water duboaobing from the gorga
at the foot nf I.oxlav valli'T seems to lu.ve
divided itself into tao strca ns, which swept
with reihtlesa fcrca over the hamlets ot Ma
lm -Bridge and HillsborMgh. - Whole fanii
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IIUS ;ia Off epb MnNJ WIUI im;u urn. .,
and not a trace remained of the thriving and
industrious artisans who sought their beds
on Kridav night, unconscious of the dread
ful five thathasso suddenly befallen tlmm
In iha darkness of night, it coulilonly be
guessed, from tho fearful rumor that come
from tho lower part of tho town what. he
sceno tlicro would be at daylight The
m"rningot Saturday fall Jcalised tha worst
fears of the nijrht.
Further inquiries show that the n-iraber
missing exeeods aryr previous estimate.
There are 238 known to be missing; of these
there are 131 identified, 5G not . identified,
making 187. Twelve bodies were for,nd to
day iu tho submerge J gardens i.i tho t'jwn.
The prope.-ty owners dnmngoe by the flow'
have held a meeting, and have resolved to
take united action againsitho wa crconi
pony. A cUiisein the company's act pass
ed thft year after the llolmfiith flood, speci'
ficnllv fixes noon them tbe damage caused
by the ' failure or1 giving way of ' einbiuilr
' mcnts or .reservoirs on any of thnr works
The damage is estimated at halt a million,
which is more than the capital q! the ccru
Ahrival of Four' Steamers
Tho steamships Hccla, City of Loin
don and Tuitouia arrived at this
port oh Jonday, with news to
March 24 and tho Hibernian was
telegraphed from Portland, with
advicei to the 25th. The fiews is
interesting though not especially
importaut. The Florida was ut
bui'fi Cruz, Teneriflc, March 4th,
and poa'ed and left on tjue 6th. The
United T'tS'es sloop ot war fct Ijou
is arrived iJ pursuit on the 9th. A
decision had been made in tho
Pampero case, ffhiO'i sends it to
trial on its 1 merits. ai:d reuses tne
motion for an appeal to the llouse
of Lords. Four now and very swift
blockade runners were on the prnui
of leaving Liverpool to engage tut
the business. The jmporor Max.
imilian would embark for Mexico
on the 13th of April. It wasru.
mors d that a line of policy, em
bracing entire neutrality us regards
American atniirs, naa neenagreea
upon between Nnpoieou and Max
imilian. Anew Mex.can loan of
25,000,000 hud been placed io Lou
don at 9 per cent.. Kumora prei
vailed that Denmark had acccptod
the proposal for a conference, on
tho basis of tho treaty of 1851,
without au armistice. A telegram
from Vienna states tliet the pro.
posal had beon accepted by Aub.
t.ria and Prussia. At the latest
advices tho siege of Frodericia had
been abandoned, but the bombard
ment of Duprel contiuuod. uar.
ibaldi had embarked fromCaprerft
22(1 of March, and was expected' at
Southampton shortly. In the ehc
tious in the fourth and fifth Con
scriptious of Parts, the Opposition
candidates ; were chosen by largo
nidionties. lh'0 tyealth of the
Pope Was said to be inprovinir.
Day Book. "-"'
The Financial Question.
Day by day the anxiety" crows
doeper nmorfg all classes as to what
is to no trie resuu ot me present ii
naucial exansio:h. At first its dis
cussion was confined mainly to
Democrats, ana tney were general,
ly denounced "disloyal" and as
Copperheads for bo, .much as inti
luating that there was a chance
that the pupeVubble .might exi
plode. Now, however, Itepublu
cans can no longer ignore the grow
ing importance and magnitude of
the question. It litems up like,Bome
figly phantom. Ltko Uariquo
ghost, it will not stay down; it has
even found its way into tho com.
mittiiO rdorils of Our State Legisla
ture, and challenged the attention
of those who would gladly have a-
voided it. We publish, tins week;
tho report of tho Committee on
Banks and Banking of our State
Legislature, and, composed as it is
ofthreo Kepublicansanu one Dem
ocrat, it is not to bo supposed that
it has over-estimated tho present
enlbnrrassments or Ihu luturo dan
gers'. But when Republicans them
Biilvc3 pronounce it a startling doCi
nmorft, it affords evidence that they
are waking up. This report us.
serts that it will do no good to ig
nore facts, tho dangers, to be met,
must bo looked in tho lace, and
that tlicro Is r.o use disguising tbe
fact that oiir debt is "appalling n
magnitude," thai "our currency is
only worth thirty cents on thodol
lar in comparison with tho univer
anl Rtiinilanl of vnliifl." Above all.
strange to say, these tiopubHcafis
havo discovered "that the line of
demarcation between national and
Btate authority has been so lar
blotted out by tho action of Con
press as to leave it quite problems)
ticiil whether that body exists by
the primitive absent of the States
or iiouier tut cmu-u cuuuhuv iu
exirtt by the consent of Congress."
SllRRtFFS , SALE. M -
Andrew Wright, ) ' Prehir '
vs. . . f Common 7'lenS-James
Wright, ct ol. ) Iir Partition. .
B virtue of on order of Saleissncd from
theTonrtfif Common Picas of Preble
County, Ohio, in tho above s'.at'd rase, and
directed lo the sheriff of snid coauty. I will
offer for sale nt public auction, at the door
nf th Court House in Eaton, in said coun
ty, on Saturday,
Tho 14th day of May, A. D. 1864,
betwpen the hours of t and. o'clock, P. M.
ofsid day. the fiillowinir foal estate, situa
ted in the county of Preble, an4 State nf
Ohio, and bounded and described r a fol
lows, lo-wii: 100 acres situate nnd fceinjf in
(he West side of the Kortb-west quarter of
Section 28, in township 5, of Kanpe 3 East,
hounded on the East by a aisty acre tract in
the snrao nnartrr, ; owned by Jacob Trout
and extending to the original line of the
nnartor on the North-west and South res
pectively, and 20 acres in and of the North
side of the Southwest quarter of said Sec
tion 23, ,'fowii'hip 5. Puinifd ?. EhsL and
more particularly described in a (led oxe
cutfd to Intestate, on tlio fith divot Au
gust, 162!), by John Flora and wiJV and re
corded in the recorders onice oi sum cnuniy
of Preble, in Book 10, page 100, of (he re
cord of deeds, free and clear of Doa'er, Ap
praised nt $T.2l0,00.
Also 7ft acres in, and beinjr all of the
East ha'fofthe Southeast qunrlerofScc
lion 29, of the said Township 5' P-impo :i, ex
cept 10 acros off of and in the JS'or.th-wcst
corner of said half quarter sold and coney
o,l in nn Jacob Yost. The said half quar
ter is more particularly described in intes
trtte's deen therefor from Isaac J. Kitten
Un. bearintfdata t'-e 13th day ot June,
1835, and recorded in Hook 18, page 219, of
the record;ot deeds Ol sain coumy oirreuie,
and fi2 acres 1 rood and 18 poles part of and
In tho South-west oftarler of Section 28,
Township P, Hitnge 3, beginning at tho
S,nii.wct corner of said quarter and ma-
ihoni-a North 41. West on Section
i;o in nnli tn a corner, thence West 851
East parallel with Section line 69 poles to
a corner, mencu nuuu. -.j r;":
Rcriinn lino 142 oolcs to the Sooth line
- hr nnnrter tnence .esi on sum ..no uj
noles fo the place of beginning, an4b..!ng
the same tract conveyed to intestate by John
. I. rlfid dated March 3d, 18 iS, rtnd
recorded in hook j i. paXo .t.u, . .... ..........
of deeds of said Preble ooanty. I free and clear
of dower. ' Appta'Mrtt $fi 729 ? t
TKRMS Or BAA."---vne-uuru coon u"
tho day of sale, one-thi.-d in one year, and
the residue in two years froiit the day of sale;
lel'erred payuienlg to boar six perceni v vi-
est. and must b securea oy murif.go uu
premises. J0HNR M(,CIjEAFi
Sheriff of Preble County Ohio.
Pons k Stftiiews Att'ys..
April 14, 1BC4-Ids. Pr. f. 14:00.
rPHE undersigned has -L
d Administrutor of tht-estato of Dan
iel W..lf. junior, late of Preble county, Ohio,
Foos & Stephens, Att'ys.
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TIIE GREAT WESTERN
' - .' -r .
107, Main Street, CINCINNATI,
WHERE CAS BE HAD
Of all kinds, and latest dates, at Wholesali
f ad Retail, at New York prices ; "
6f evory'kind, la large -rtppijr'. ktiix'i,
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In Great Variety ;
Engravings of Battles, '
PORTRAITS OF GENER ALS,
Of all kiliJit, Ac
ff. C.' Agedts wafite'J itvivery
'I'own, to suit theso goods, front
which tbeV can do well.
GEO. P. JENKIHS,
jwn ' "PrebK :
s. Common Pleas,
ra, ot al. ' I , In PartitiuBv
I y virtue of an order of sale isxW-d from1
JL)theCourt of Common Plena of Preble Ctf.
Ohio, and drectcd to the Siieril ,of said
county, I wi.l offer for sal at public auc
tion, at the door of the Co-t House b Ea
ton, in said Coflnfy, 0:1 Sflinfdayi
The 14th day of May, A. IX 1864,
between the honrs of 1 and 4 o'clock.''?. M.
of said day, the followiaa reafesfaw, situ
ate in the county of Preble. nd . State of
Unio, and bounded and nesenbeq arc toiicws,
to-wit: The East half of tho Worfh.eust
quarter of Section No. 12,il.tQWBsVPNo- 'J
of Hunge 2 East, sccpting one asre otrt of
the westside thereof, conveyed by Michael
urown in his liretiwe to Otorg "rown, aim
which ia mortpartietlteflj1 described ia said
deed of conveyatica, and excepting also a
strip of land lot) feet in width, eon mencing
on 'he South side of the Dayton nrf Western
Railroad, at a point on tho Wetfliue of the
sainf hal.' of said quarter ; where said road
crosses said linn, and extending thence
eastward along tha Sonlh-sids of.fMd road
800 foot, and which, said trjctof Jiipd was
conveyed by Paid Micfia'el Brown iri"bia life
time 10 tho company owning said road, and
particularly describco'iri said decdofcorr
vcynnce, and excepting a'so about one half
of one aero on theNwUi.side cf said half of
said qinrter, conveyed! by said Michael
Brown in bis lifetime to Joseph Brown, and
particularly described in said deed of con'
veyanre, the said half of said quarter Sec
tion, containing, after deducting said ex.
cepted'parts, 7!f acres of land, mraor less
' Also the North-west fractional on arte r of
Section No-7, in Townntip 7, or Range 3
East, eicepting 10 acres off ot the East
side thereof, conveyed by said Miehacl Brown
in his lifetime to William Brown, and par
ticularly described in said deed of convey
ance, and containing after' deducting said
excepted tract 27, atrci of laadmore or
less, he said two tracts containing in the ag
gregate over and above said excepted tracts,
20fi'acresofland moe,or 'tw, free and clear
of dower. ' AnDrautedJt.1l8.0D6.no:
TERMS Ok8AkJiiro-third cash on
the day of salc, one-third in one ear. and
the rcsidnj itwoMfirft'Wtli'lay ofsale,
deferred pafmgTffifra bear six per cent inter-
, ; fff-jr'lftif Preble C6anty Ohio.
Foos k STarSW-fc Att'ys, ' "
April U, 104 tdfC 7 f WjSO ,: '
THE creditors of T. VL Taylor are hereby
notified, that a dividend of thirty-ta
per cent will be paid by tbe nndersigned, ou
Ihoir claims which have been aHqt'ed. The
same will bo paid on the 28lVday of April,
1804. at tl e residence-of the assignee, near
Gettysburg, Prtble cbuply, Ohio.
DANIEL W. HAKSHMAN, ,
Assiirnee of T. M. Tnvlor.
, April 4, ie4 3w