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WHOI.K MJlliER 61. 5
; 1 Professional arb0.
' : n. ft HEAD,
"ATTORNEY AT LAW
ROANOKE, MO. .
OFFICE option Wednesdays end Saturdays,
end at other times when necessary for the
accommodation of clients. 1 ijyo-3m
DR. J. W. HAWKINS. .
OFFICE lirth New Drug Btore, Glasgow,
Mo.j where he ny be found at all hours,
1 nay aim nigiu, uniesa professionally engaged, jyu.
OnV( opposite fHasgow House, next door to J. R.
Orson's new store, Glasgow, Mo. I,
. Residence opposite that ol the late Col. B. W.
i' wwis. JuneJ22 Im
; DR. M. B. COLLINS,
Office over Henderson's Drug Store Residence
near Mr. Dunnicn's,
Je8 3m Glasgow, Missouri.
LS. A. CLARK, J C H. CLAY COrKIHILL,
; Judge'll Judi- Late Judge Platte Pro.
cial Circuit. ) ''. bate Court.
33. o. jirs7j.'N&, 3vr. x.
PHYSICIAN AND OCULIST,
"T EVOTES himself particularly to the treat-
-a- mem ol 01 eases or me eye. jei-ly
CLARK &. COCKER ILL,
T) ARTICULAR attention given to Probate
A business in Chariton and Howard Counties.
"JT. CLAY C0CKER1LL,
Ami Real Entitle Agent.
W. P. PITTS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
"VT 7 ILL give prompt attention to nil business
V V intrusted to his care in Howard and nil join
ing counties. Olfice, with Dr, Hickeison. over
Ouch, Earickson & Co's bank. ma4tf.
J. V. TURNER,
Attorney ,t Law,
Glasgow, Howard County. Mo.
PK ACTICES in Howard, Saline, Chariton and
Randolph counties. Business intrusted to
tim will he promptly and diligently attended to.
Q8m Deeds, Mortgages, and other writings
. carefully prepared by him.
-XOfhce, that formerly occupied by the late firm
1 Shackelford & Tuiner. jan2Bm6.
A. ... Cavd. ',
F. LEE, having obtained License from
the If. S. Government, is nrenared to
serve the people as an Auctioneer, and will attend
to sales and auctions in town or country. Charges
modei ate. jyi.'0-lf.
T ETURN8 his thanks for past liberal palron
J V age, and solicits a continuance of the same
Will attend sales in town or country. Charges
, Canks anb insurance.
J. 8. THOMSON.
W. r. BUNNICA.
THOMSON & DUNNICA
I : BANKERS,
DUY AND SELL GOLD. SILVER. II. M
IJ Bonds and Exchange Foreign and Domes-
lie. Receive Deposits, Loan Money, and nuke
bvncvtiuii. aw. ii avceaaiuie poinia. uzvyi
BIRCII EARICKSON & CO.,
"Harrison Block," 1st street,
Jan. n-3m. Glasgow, Mo.
Having permanently located in here, offers his
professional services to the citizens of Glasgow
ond vicinity. Teeth inserted from one to an en
tire set. Office, that formerly occupied by Dr.
T. W. Reed, over Birch, Earickson a; Co's. bank.
May 4, J866 ly
F. W. DIGGES,
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
WILL attend proptly to all public sales of
Real Estate or personal property, where
his services are desired. Charges moderate. Ho
can always be found at the post-oflice. (ap27.
J. I. THOMPSON.
H. C. COCKERILL
J. B. THOMPSON & CO.,
Real Estate Agents,
PROMPT attention given to the purchase and
sale of all descriptions of Real Estate. One
n ttin firm B T ...! Knt.... n..t.l;n
conveyances tan be executed and titles examined
without extra charge. The other member of the
firm being the publisher of the Glasgow Times,
real wiaie mirusien 10 men) tor sale
Will be Advertised Free of Charge !
Persons having land or town property for sale
will find it to their interests to pi. ice it in our
bands, as we have superior facilities for disposing
ol it- March 2, 18li6-tf.
, . TflR ORJGIXAT. , .
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
Cask Assets, Jan. 1) 5S9,119 91.
Accidents from .Runaway Horses,
Accidents from Slippery Sidewalks,
Assaults by Burglars and Robbers,
Strained Ankles and Broken Limb,
Explosions, Collisions, Burning & Drown-
A CC I D E N T S
OF ALL KINDS.
Policies written for anv term from one month
to five years ; for any turn from $500, to JilO.Uul) in
case of fatal accident, or $3 to $M weekly com
pensation .in case of disabling bodily injury, at
from $3 to SOU annual premium .
Oldest Accident Ins. Co. in America., ,
The Travelers of Hartford wis the first to
successfully introduce accident insurance in this
country; it is sound and reliable, having an am
ple paii up capital and larg surplus; up to Jan.
1st. it has issued over thirty-five thousand nol-
Paid Over Nine Hundred Losses,
ncludinc the large sum of $65,300 to twenty-one
lolicy holders, within the year, for less than
$3U5 received in premiums.
Freminms Low, & Losses Paid Promptly.
Applications received and policies issued with-
ut delay. No medical examination rrauired.
A liberal discount allowed on policies for three
or five years.
JAftibS u. JJAl lKUSUN, resident. "
Rodney Dennis, Secretary.
TIIOMSO.V S. UIXMCA,
n29tf.l Agents, Glasgow, Mo.
MO., -A.TTGRJST 24, 1866.
St. Corns SVliBcrtiscmcnts.
W. H. POWELL. C. I. SCH0FIELD.
W- H- POWELL &. CO.,
Powell's Copper-DiMilled Whiskies,
, . . , as follows i '
DANIEL BOONE, , . MAGNOLIA,
". "6T0NEWALL." ;
No. '29' 8. Commercial t., St. . Louis. Mo.
, July 27,. 1866 3m , , . ,
FIRE & MARINE
toutliwcst comer of Twelfth and Olive streets,
ST. LOUIS. MO.
t- ETERVl'lintl . E W .l
April S3. ,Y. R. PITTS.
Pirtst Street. Glasgow-
This house has recently been thoroughly reno
vatf il, repaired am! repainted, and is now open
for the accommodation of irursts.
Flt.4. niTtllr.LL, Proprietor.
April 20. I8ttfl. C'-13-6in.
M HAVING recently purchased the property
of Mr. Louis Thixton, in Glasgow, I have
cuuiiiienced the hotel business here, and invite the
patronage of the public. The house has been
furnished with a new and complete "outfit," and
no enori on uiy part will be wanting to secure the
comfort of guesls. I want to buy Butter. Eggs,
Pickens, Turkeys, tc, and all kinds of Vegeta
tes in their season, for which I will nav the
ifhest market price, IN CASH.
JIa4. . R, B. OVERTON.
Vsi. Uwtsrllls CltiitB wpj It,
Fire and Marine
Piro ctxicl. 1VI ct x'irxo
FIRE IXSMtAXt'E COMPAXV,
WITH 65 YEARS of HONORABLE BIXCEBS ! )
HAVING RECEIVED the agency of these
staunch old Companies, I am prepared to
issue policies covering agams'. loss by fire on land
and water, on as reasonable terms as any other
First Class institution.
Parties desiring safe insurance, and prompt
ness and liberality in the adjustment of losess,
will find it to their interests to call ut this agency,
and secure a policy in one of the above reliable
II. C. TEMPLE, Agent.
Office in the room formerly occupied by Gideon
Crews, opposite Thomson & Dumuca's bank.
Feb. 2. lnbti-ly.
THE MISSOURI STATE HOUSE INSL'
rauce Coinnauy, with a capital of $200,000,
is the ,
Most Responsible Company in the West.
and insures live stock against theft, for a very
small per cent Every man should have his horses
Refer to Thos. E. Birch, Thos. Shackelford and
M. C. Hurt, us to Reliability.
June 22 3m. Agent, Glasgow, Mo.
N. SW ACKER
HAd REMOVED HIS GROCERY oTORE
from the old stand to Mr. Crews' old stand
Keeps constantly on hand a line assortment of
HAItDWAKE & GKOCEIIIES,
n general. Also all kinds of Pino Lumber.
Glasgow, June 22, : Sou 3m.
BRANDIES, Wines and Gin, of a very supe
rior quality at
wi. i oiun .uaix, sucrrMUi (.(re.
CLOVER EEED, jt7eeiv,"l by '
WHITE fc BRO.
ANTHONY 8CHMITT. RUrBS V. LEONOI
, .. .-. (- BCHMITT & LE0S0RI,. i
- - GENERAL '5'"H
AND PURCHASING. AGENTS, .
No 31 Commercial st., St. Louts Mo, agents for the
LOttEL J1LES? PORTER BREWERY
Consignments solicited and advances made. All
orders promptly hllcd. jc2yl
GEO. S. SAXTON,
Importer and Jobber of
IIARDWA RE, CUTLERY
AND HEAVY GOODS,
Gun, Pistols. Powder, Caps.
Safety Fuse, and fixed ammunition of all kinds
Also, aaent for the celebrated Dnnont Powder.
No. 78 North Second street, between Olive and Lo
cust, at. l,ouis, mo. jeyl."
CIRCULAR SAW P.ILLS.
MAnTIN AND ASHCRAI'T PATENT
PORTABLE & STATIONARY ENGINES
Manufactured extensively at ihe well known shops of
OWENS, LANE, DYER ft CO.,
Sales Itooius, 154 North 3d street ,
sr. LOUIS, .MO.
Where agricultural and manufacturing machin.
ery are furnished at Manufacturer's Prices.
June 22, 1806 ly s,w&co.
J . li. MORRIS,
Fiske, Knight & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in
Boots & Shoes,
ie22 87 Main street. St. Louis.
M. H. SAXTON & CO.,
! ST. LOUIS, MO.,
HAVE CONSTAN'l LY on hand the largest
assortment of FIRST-CLASS PIANOS
ent by anv one Hon.e in thu West. Thev keen
the Rciinfole Inalriitnents made by
WM. B. BRADBURY,
CHAMBERS & GABLER,
NEW YORK PIANO FORTE COMPANY,
JAMES VV. VOSE.
Mason & Hamlin's Cabinet Organs,
S HO to $GOO each.
Also, on hand,
SECOND-HAND PIANOS, MELODEONS,
Which are sold at Bargains.
Send for " Circular" and ''Prise-List."
Warerooms : Corner Fifth and Walnut,
(Under Southern Hotel,)
ST. EOIIS, mo.
Oct. 12, 1863 lyr.
B. S. GRANT & CO.,
No. 53, North Levee and Commercial streets,
South of Vine.
Barton S. Grant, ST. LOUIS.
wm. 11. Hardin (u27.
D. C JACCARD &. CO.,
(Late of E. Jaccard & Co.,)
Cor. 4th and Locust st.. St. Louis,
Dealers In and Iui;orterg of
Clocks, Watches', Diamonds, Fine
Jewelry, l-ancy Goods, Silver
and Plated Ware.
SILVER WARE AXD JEWERRY MADE TO
tl. Clocks, AVatcbes and Jewelry rennired ami
warrunted. HOLD and SILVER UOIOIIT.
April 2U, 1865. (lyr.rbs.)
NEW STOCK OF
FfiFfS pianos. PrfJl
AT A. B. SLUDER
7S orth Fourth street, St. Louis,
DEALER in Pianos and Furniture of every de
scription, a large stock of new style Fur
niture uhvays on hands and for sale cheap. jc22.
TT OWE'. ALE AND PORTER
l J BREWERY, Jos. Bchmitt & Co.
s-aB The best Cream and Stock Ales, XXX
Porter, bv the barrel, half barrel and keg. Also
bottled Ales and Porters ut the lowest rates. De
pot 31 Commercial street, between Chesnut and
Pine. SC11.M1TT &. LEONOIil, Agents.
C. H. LEWIS.
J, W IIERVEORD.
LEWIS & IIERRYFORD,
OX LEVEE, GLASGOW, M0.
Will deliver goods at Fayette or Roanoke.
March 16, 166.
IN GLASGOW I
THE Subscriber desires to inform the people
of Glasgow and vicinity that b lias purchas
ed the old Dodge Shop, on Water street, and will
carry on the Coopering business in all or its vari
ous branches. Hogsheads, Barrels, Kegs ami
Casks. made to order on short notice.
I desire to purchase It large quantity of Itavea
auj!3.3iq. H. C. HEATH.
GLASGOW, MO..' A J GUST 24, 1866.
1 Decision Against (M Tf Oath laiportant
v as in manetr i aunty.
The Palmyro Spctatn? .it the 3d inst., con
tains a brief repoiKi amj and decision un
der the test oath, t loeb Tull of interest and
Importance. The esse wr.if. rfaf Mrs. Elizabeth
1 iliery. Whom the Nr) LViy.ifijtioil partisans of
raimyra Had arrested j'-ju J ,itie4e4 .for the grave
crime of teaching eelW, bont hifing taken tho
xm oatn. A molion j. Wi the indictment was
filed by her counsel, Jklfia, 'K. Anderson, Esq.,
ami argued durinft i'J. of the Circuit
court, the Hon. Wm. jT l!nisn presiding. The
Court after hearing the rvuiaer.t on both sides,
considered Ihe matt r t.r (hiee d.vs, and finally
sustained the motiol: au.l flashed Ihe indictment.
The following are In pviiits male and relied on
by Mr. Anderson i" J rt
1. Because there is no osnsi ehargtd in aaid
indictment. a . ,
2. Because there is no tiW prescribing tnv nm.
ally for the act chargrd ji. ftid ind ctmest.
S. Because the act cha rrl is not indictable
either at common law or upuVr the ttalutes.
The Spectator's repai r v t,se '9 very
meigrej but if the.p0int3.yrfl given embrace the
whole question then no cviiyietlelf 1r a violation
of the oath can taka. plf-.'. It a disregard of the
oath "bo no offense ;" if tyiere bo "no law pre
scribing any penalty fnj th .-astV-ut disregarding
the oath, and if a diiiei,in!f th 0.1th "is not in
dictable either at common ?(atui law," then
the oath is not worth the. p per it is' written on
This is the decision of a Rai teal Circuit Judge, re
cently appointed to the hcrWfi by Gov. Fletcher.
Sew rhase ot RaC'al Reaction.
We learn from Ihe St., Ls lis Republican, that
an interesting revival moeliti;, under the direction
of Rev. Messrs. Lightfoqt snd Klrkpatrick, of
the Methodist Church North, was recently held
in the vicinity of Potosi, Wi shington county. The
meeting continued througti several lays, and was
brought to a termiuatipii on Saturday, the 5th inst.,
a large nnmber of persons h.ivihjj maile profession
of religion during i's continiiii.ee. Toward the
conclusion, the subject of the, hiurder of Rev. Mr.
Headley, in Pulaski county, Ira the 28th ult, came
up for reflection and discussion. . The lesult was
the ministers and members, by and among whom
this series of meetings was held, came to the con
clusion that in their consciences, and in the fulfil
ment of their duties to their religion and their God,
tlicy could not unite, or cont; ue their relations
with a church that based ityf upon a foundation
of bitter partisan politics, pr conducted itself in a
spirit that led to and excused, if not justified, the
murder of so excellent a minNer of the Gospel as
Rev. Samuel B. Headley. Af -.ordaigly Rev. Mr.
Thomas, in charge of the M J. iMijt Church South,
in that circuit, was acnf urlraJjJftWlt the clergy
men named and the members generally, formally
united themselves to that cuurcli. -
This is a new phase of -reaction in public senti
ment, and comes from a "quarter least expected.
The murder of Mr. Headley was a' most red-handed
outrage. He was abot down, surrounded by
his flock. He survived but a few hours long
enough to counsel his wifo and little ones, and
died praying for the salvation of the souls of his
slayers. That his blood should heal the divisions
in his church, and unite them in the work of re
storing civil law and order, and spreading the
work of the Redeemer of the. world, sounds like
miracle. Verily, man proposes, but God dis
For the 'JTimu.
Reunion of Churches.
It was the intention ot my former article to as
sist L. in discovering the ruu which were ope
rating to prevent hearty good-will and charity
among the churches of our country. Rut as he
does not deny, or even question but that political
intermeddling has been and it the baaeful cause of
this lamentable conditioc of things, there is in re
ality no issue between us Nit feas none that I
have made. I do not know wheihti. L. practices
in Mrs. Partingtun' . familf or not, but perhaps
the old lady could be induced to take his prescrip
tion. But all this is aside from the matter in hand.
SucA a "reunion ot churches" as was ridiculed
in my former commniucatkn, was j mply the ab
surd notion that thi iisues of the war justi
fied certain churches in 'lie Northern States in in
corporating political Utli int tbe.r creeds, and
then demand ng of their sis er entireties 111 the
South that they or'f fiete 01 tn las of frater
nal relations anil ftttoxMp.
Such a proposed uuion, I u'tiimid, was the off
spring of inloerimM and hspor ;'y, and must, if
accepted, perpetuate the (sue evils, or end in
woise schism than the foimer. li L. chooses to
controvert this position, 1 am prepared to sustain
JJT Africa, it seems; intends to follow the ex
ample of the other four giand divisions of the
Globe, and get up a war. In Abyssinia, a country
south of Egypt, a battle is imminent between the
King Theodore 1 1, and a chitftain named Cubas-
sio,' who apires to the throne. The latter, on ac
count of the despotic rule of the King, has se
cured many adherents, and his anuy is quite as
powerful as that of t'i King. Both sides are ma
king great preparation for the battle, and the ar
mies number at least 150,000 men.
Portland is now an a tive place, in spite of
its desolation. Pi upiiaiioas (or rebuilding are go
ing on vigorously. A singW 'man is employing
nearly a thousand 1 .borers in clearing away rub
bish, where he is about to rebuild and most of
the streets are now passable. - The heat, however,
of the fires was so great that very few of the walls
left standing arc Safe for use.
STlie Hannibil RepnWife savs that within
the past year three hundred and twenty-eight Rad
ical political preachers have been sent to the peni
tentiaries of the United 8ttes, and eight of them
have been hung. Political preachers should make
a note of this, and quit preaching politics.
(y The report of the New Orleans Grand Ju
ry fully sustains the report put forth by Lieut
Gov. Voorhees, Attorney General H. ionuud May.
or Monroe, fixing Ihe resp.. nihility of the late ri
ot in that city, upon tho K.dical revolutionists.
(PV Col John M. Clov.f has announced him
self a candidate for Congress in this district sub
iect to the decision of lue Conserva'ive Conven
tion which meets at Aacm on the -ills of beptein
her. ''' '
Henry Antes, on the most prominent and
successful business u ti of St. Louie, died in Mil-
lwikee, Wisconsin recently, il was on of Ihe
millionaires of St. L' uit. '
How he Failed. ,
A gentleman who pretends to know the secret
told ns a few days ago that at the Radical Con
gressional caucus held at Macon in 1801 there
were two candidates for the noninntion Mr. Den
ny, of Randolph, and Benjamin ; that two plat
forms were submitted to the caudidates 1 one ex
tremely Rndical, and ono of a milder type. Ben
jamin approved of the extreme platform, while
Denny chose the other. Benjamin was nomina
ted. Denny made a mistake. Another caucus is
expected to be held soon, at the same place, and
the same candidates are expected to present them
selves. Denny is determined to guess right this
time, as he presided over a negro suffrage conven
tion in St. Louis on the 10th of August. He will
take the extreme platform this time.
3T The Cabinet of President Johnson consists
at this time of Mr. Seward, Secretary of State ;
Mr. S'anton, Secretary of Warj Mr. Welles,
Secreteryof the Navy; the Hon. A.W. Randall,
Post Master General ; tho Hon. O. H. Browning,
Secretary of the Interior; Stansberry, Attorney
General, and Mr. McCullocly Secretary of the
Treasury. It is rumored that Mr. Stanton will
scon withdraw, and that lie will be appointed
Minister to Spain. Gen. Stesdman (of the Freed
men's Bureau Commission) is spoken of as the
new Secretary of War.
(JJ3?A. O'Sullivan, Grand Secretary of . the
Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of the State of
Missouri, and Grand Lecturer for the State, died
at St. Louis oh Saturday, the 11th inst.
ffiT Every day brings us additional proofs that
thefiiendsof the President and his policy will
stand shoulder to shoulder in the fall election.
No matter what party they have Kcted with here
tofore, a common enemy and a common cause will
induce every true patriot to make any sacrifice to
restore the Union and save the country from anoth
S" In the State of Missiouri (he man who sells
whisky on Sunday without a license is fined from
ten to twenty-five dullars. The man who preaches
the Cospel on Sunday without a license is fined no
less than five hundred dollars and sent td j ail. It
is thus that the radical disunionists in Missouri
"Compound for sins they are inclined to
By damning those that have no mind to."
The late Tobacco Fair at Cincinnati, was
very successful. Visitors and competitors were
present from Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Virginia, Indiana, and Illinois. The first premium
for the best hogshead of bright wrapper was awai
ded to J. W. Stone, who grew it at Lynchburg,
Virginia. It sold at auction for $905, per hun
dred, making $5,199 75 for the hogshead. The
second premium was also awarded for a hogshead
grown in Virginia, which sold for $2 30 per
The Fifth Congressional District Convention
that met on the 10th, nominated Hon. James H.
Birch, of Clinton, Conservative candidate for
Congress. Mr. Birch's opponents were Capt. G.
C. Bingham, the artist, and Gen. James Shields,
the soldier both able and worthy men. That
Judge Birch should be selected over such men
is attestation of his own worth and popularity.
There is hardly a shadow of doubt that ho will
A certain gentleman of Nashville, who shall be
namclrss, was to have been married on Friday
night. The bride was blushingly expectant, the
minister and company had arrived. Imagine the
feelings of all concerned when it was announced
that the candidate for connubial bliss was "hung"
on a jury. And there he stayed that night.
- John A. Logan says he wants to fight the South
ern people with a sword in one hand a torch in the
other. Fiel John. What hand would you do your
stealing with ?
The latest report states about thirtyp ersons
were killed in the riot at New Orleans, and about
150 wounded. Dr. Dostic, Ex-Governor Ilahn,
Cutler, Henderson, and a lew other members of
Ihe bogus Convention, weie badly wounded.
Auditor Thompson, in a note to the St. Louis
Democrat says that Union mMitarr Bonds are re-
ceivable for all military taxes, and for one half of
the State revenue lax for 1866. Interest is to
be allowed on them when demanded, from their
dfcte to the day of payment to the collector, the
collector taking a receipt for such interest. The
State furnishes blanks to collectors for this pur
pose. They receive credits for such interest re
ceipts, under section three, page U6, acts of 1S66.
1 Fast Story.
An Englishman was bragiring of the speed on
English Railroads, to a Yankee traveler seated at
his side, in one of the cars of a '-fast train" in
England. The Engine bell was rung as the cars
neured a station. It suggested to the Yankee an
opportunity of "taking down his companion a
peg or two."
iiars tnai noise.'" innocently inquired tne
'We are approaching a town," said the Ennlish-
man; "Ihey have to commence ri'.ging about ten
miles before they get to the station, or else Ihe
train would run by it before the bell could be
heard! Wonderful, isn't it ' I suppose they have
not. invented bells in America yet '("
"Why, yes," replied the Yankee, we've got
bells, but can't use them on our railroads. We
run so fast that the tram always keeps ahead of
the sound no use whatever ; the sound never
leaches a vilUgu till the tmn sets by."
"Indeed I " exclaimed the Englishman.
"Fact," said the Yankee, "had to give up hells.
Then we tried steam whistles, but they wouldn't
answer either. I was on a locomotive when the
whistle wns tried We wcregoing.it a tremen
dous rate 1 hurricanes were nowhere, and 1 had
to hold my hair on. Wo saw a two-horse wagon
crossing I lie truck about 5 miles ahead, and the en
gineer let on the whistle, screechitu; like a trooper.
Ii screamed awfully, but it wasn't no use. The
next thing I knew, I was picking myself out of a
pond by the road-snle, amid the fragments of the
locomotive, dead horses, broken wi gon, and dead
engineer by my side. Just then Ihe whistle came
along, mixed up with some frightful oaths that I
heard the engineer use when he first saw the wag
on, Poor fellow I ho was deail before his voice
got to him. After that we tried lights, supposing
these would travel foster than sound. We got one
so poweiful that the chickens woke up all along
ttie road when we came by, supposing it lo be
morning. But the locomotive kept ahead of it
still, ami was in the darkness with the light close
011 behind it. The iiihi.bilants petitioned against
it ; they couldn't sleep with so much light 111 Ihe
night-time. Finally we had to station electric
telegraphs along the road, with a signal man to
telegraph when the train was in sight, and 1 haee
heard that some ot the lust trains Leat the light
nii.tf fifteen minutes every forty miles. Hnr I
can't say as that is (rue. Thereat (know to be so."
We saw a follow who was scratching him-
Tb Philadelphia Convention
Nothing further was accomplished on the first
day by this important assemblage than tho prima
ry organization, and the appointment of the vari
ous committees on permanent organization.
The Convention met on the second day and af
ter a few appropriate airs by the band, including
that of "Should auld acquaintance be forgot" pro
ceeded to business. Among the notabls present
in the morning sesaion, we notice the names of
Chief Justice Woodward of Pennsylvania, ex
Gov. Bigler, Postmaster General Randall, Senator
Doolittle, several prominent Domocrats, origina
tors of the call, and other distinguished gentlemen.
The report of the Committee of organization was
made through Hon. Montgomery Blair, tho chair
man. The announcement of Senator Doblittle's name
for President was greeted with prolonged and
deafening tokens of approbation, the members
rising to their feet, and the outside throng testify
ing their feelings in a no less enthusiastic manner.
The cheers were repeated on the announcement
of Vice Presidents selected from New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina,
S. Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, in the degree of
their reputation or notoriety. When Gen. Dix
introduced Mr. Doolittle, and the latter stepped
forward, thunders of applause rolled up from the
benches, swelled by a vociferous chorus of shouts
from the galleries.
A'r. Doolittle spoke as follows:
Gentlemen of the Convention and Fellow-citizens
of the United Slates 1 For the distinguished
honor of being called upon to preside over the de
liberations of this Convention I sincerely thank
you. I could have wished that its responsibilities
had fallen upon another, but relying upon the
courtesy and generous confidence which has call
ed me to the ch iir, I enter at once upon its du
ties w ith a desire for the success of that great
cause in which we are now engaged. Amoinr the
great events of our own day this Convention, in
my opinion, will prove to be one of the greatest,
for "peace hath her victories not less renowned
than war,'' and this Convention is one of her vic
tories may I not say a crowning victory? For
the first time in six years a National Convention,
representing all the States, is now assembled six
long, weary years. As I look back, oh! what an
interval it is of blood and fear and agony and
tears during that period! We have been engaged
in the most giiranlic civil war that the world has
ever seen, wasting our resources, drenching a
thousand battle-fields in fraternal blood, and car
rying to fraternal graves our fathers, our sons and
our brothers, by hundreds of thousands) but thanks
be to Almighty God, the war is over. Thrice
blessed pe .ee has come. The assurance to which
we bear witness tells us that peace has come, and
come to stay. Oh! my fellow-citizens, if the
whole people of the United States could see what
we now witness, the North, the South, the East
and West joining; in fn-ternal associatlou as friends
and fellow-citizens, our work would be already
dene. If they could have seen; ns we saw, Massa
chusetts and South Carolina by their full delega
tions coming arm and arm into this great Conven
tion, if lhy could have seen this body, greater in
number and in weight of character and brain than
ever has assembled on this continent ond:r one
roof, iaoeltimr, witn taaM of joy and gratiuda, to
witness this cerenionv. there woulH b. nn .trti7-
gle at the polls at the coming election. When I
rememoer mat it was Massachusetts and South
Carolina that ill the Convention framed the Con
stitution, voted airaiust the abolition ol the slave
tradoi that it was Massachusetts in 1812 which
through some of her men tauelit the nullification
which South Carolina reasserted in 1833 and in the
form of secession again reasserted in 1860; when I
call to mind that South Carolina tired the first
gun in this contest, and that the veins of Massa
chusetts poured out the first blood in Ihe strug
gle, and w hen I call to mind all these memories,
and at the same time ask the people of this coun
try to look in on this Convention and see those
two old States of the Union coming here in frater
nal embrace, approaching tho common olterof a
common country, ready to make common sacri
fice for the good of the whole, I say again, could
the whole people of the United States witness all
tins, there would rem un no further work Tor us
(o perform. If the people of Massachusetts them
selves could have witnessed it not a single member
would be returned to Congress from that State
until he had given a most sacred pledge that he
would do all in his power to recognize the equali
ty and dignity of all the States under the Consti
tution, including the sacred anil inalienable right
of every State under the Constitution to represen
tation in both houses of Congress.
Gentlemen of the Convention, I shall go into 110
argument on this occasion, (Cries of "go 011.")
The distinguished gentleman who preceded me,
Gen. Dix, has said all I would desire to say much
better than 1 could say it. I indorse and t.ke
great pleasure in indorsing all that he has said,
sentence by sentence, word by word. Fellow
citizens, unfortunately it may he the whole peo
ple of the United Stales are not here to witness
what is now transpiring. f herefore the greater
work still rests upon us. From this time until the
next election we should be untiring in our exer
tions to so do it that the next Congress,, if this
shall continue to refuse this sacred right of rep
resentation to all tne states, tnai tne next con
gress shall recognize that right. When that is
none, uie union is restored, apt wnen tne Lu
ton is rostored, we shall be prepared, in my judg
ment, to enter upon a higher and nobler career
among the nations of the eartli than has ever yet
been occupied by any Government upon which the
sun has ever shone. Wesh.vl stand in the van
guard of liberty and civilazation; we shall lead the
way by the light of our axamples for all the other
nations of the earth. (Great, Applause.)
Before the meeting of the Convention, Hon.
Fernando Wood, of New York, and H. Clay
Dean, of Iowa, had written letters of withdrawal
as delegates to the Convention, and on the second
day a letter was read from Mr. Vallandigham,
declining a seat in the Convention. His letter was
filled with sentiments of the most patriotic devo
tion to the Constitution and ''nion and Republican
liberty, and its reading in Ihe Convention was fol
lowed by an outburst of prolonged and enthusias
tic chrers. He said 1
Yielding to my own deliberate conviction of du
ty and right and lo Ihe almost unanimous opinion
and desiie of friends, whose wisdom and sound
ness of judgment and sincerity and purity of mo
tives I may not question, to the end that there
shall be no pretext from any quarter for any con
troverted question or disturbing element in the
Convention to mar its harmony or hinder in any
w. y the results to the cause of the Cunalilution,
the" Union and public liberty which shall follow
horn its deliberation and action, thereby with
draw from the Ohio Democratic delegation, and
decline taking any seat in the Convention.
I am profuii.idiy conscious that the sanctity and
magnitude of the interest involved in the present
political canvass in the United Slates are too im
mense not to demand a sacrifice of every peisonal
consideration in a druggie on the issue of which
depends, as 1 most solemnly believe, Ihe present
peace, and ultimately tho existence of free Repub
lican Government on the continent.
1 rust that your deliberations may be harmo
nious, your proceedings full of wisdom and pa
triotism, and its lesull crowned with a glorious
and saving triRinph in the end to the great cause
in uliich every sympathy of my heart is enlisted.
The folliowiiig dispatch was received from the
President and greeted with the enthusiastic cheers 1
Washington. D. C, August 15.
To Hon. O. Hi Browning and Hon. A. W. Ran
dull, National Union Convention, Philadelphia)
1 thank you for your cheering and encouraging
dispatch. The finger of Providence is uuerring,
and will guide you surety through. 1 he people
Proclamation by tbe CoTernor.
Whereas, Through the conduct of evil-disposed
persons, the peace of the State of Missouri
is threatened by evidence of purposes to disregard
Ihe Constitution and laws, and defy.the rightfully
constituted authorities ; and
Whereas, The good order and continued prot '
perity of the State are dep. tident upon the co-operation
of law-abiding citizens of all division of
Therefore, To the end that the people
may he again reminded of their duties as citizens
and of the obligations and responsibilities of the
Chief Magistrate, in whom is, by the fundamental
law, reposed the supreme executive power of IN
Slate, I, Thomas C. Fletcher, Governor of th
State of Missouri, do hereby issue this my solemn
proclamation, declaring 1
1. That the combined power of (he National and
St ite Governments will be used to enforce obedi
ence to the laws of the Nation and the State, un
til such laws are modified or repealed in the Con
stitutional and legal manner, or until they are de.
dared inoperative and void by a court of compe
tent jurisdiction, by judgment or decree duly and
2. That the Constitution of the State of Mis
souri, adopted by the State Convention in 186f.
and ratified by the votes of a majority of personi
voting on the sixth day of Juno, 1805, isUieiu--preme
law of the State.
3 The registration of voters must be made ac
cording to the act of the General Assembly of the
State or Missonn, entitled, "An acfto provide for
,r .o''5.",''a,,l0!, of vot9." approved December
lt, 18ba, and the act supplementary thereto, ap
proved March 12, 1866. Its provisions must be
adhered to by the officers appointed under it, and
the election must be conducted in conformity to
lls requirements, and such election must be free
and open, without threat or violence.
4. The annual enrollment of the militia will be
made or all able bodied men of the several coun
ties, in strict conformity to the provisions of the
ordinance of the Stale Convention, entitled "An
ordinance for the organization and government of
the Missouri Militia," adopted on the 8th day of
Apr. I, 186a, and the organization will be by iuu
nicipal townships and counties, without reference
to political status or opinions. The volunteer mi
litia organizations will be merged into the general
enrollment so made. The necessary orders to
carry out these objects will be issued by me a
Commander-in-chief of the militia, through the
5. No person shall be arrested or molested in per.
son or properly except by the parties and in the
manner authorized by the laws of the United Statei
or this State.. All civil officers charged with the
execution of criminal process must, when neces
sary, summon a sufficient pose to enable them to
make arrests; and the people are reminded of
their duty as citizens to respond promptly to such
summons. In the event of resistance, or threat
ened resistance, to the officer, and a failure on hie
part, afte. proper effort, to secure the assistance of
a sufficient . se, he n ill call on the nearest com
manding officer of a company or platoon of militia
to aid him, and will immediately notify the Gov
ernor of the facts.
6. Armed and organized men must not appear
at the polls, or at any peaceful assemblage of thtf
people, unless by order of the Governor or Depart
ment Commander on the request of the Governor,
when the preservation of the peace and the safety'
of the officers of the law reqnire, in the opinion
of the Governor, the presence of an armed force.
7. All good men, of both parties, who love peace
and desire the prosperity and happiness of the peo
pie of the State, are invited and earnestly urged to
aid the constituted authorities in maintaining good
order, and in Ihe enforcement of all the laws to
the protection of the good and the punishment ut
evil-doers, and for that purpose they are entreated
lo communicate direct to the Governor all viola
lions of law, all derelictions of duty on the part
of officers, and all instances of neglect or refusal
on the part of the community to respond to the
call of civil officers. And the people are besought
to seek their own good in a total disregard of the;
malicious and reckless utterances of unauthorized
and irresponsible persons who are striving to en
courage resistance to the laws of the State, and to
excite public apprehension of oanger to the con
stitutional rights of the citizens of the State, by
misrepresentations of the intentions, powers and
duties of the national and State executives.
Thus we may preserve the blessing of peace
which, we, in .Missouri, are by sad experience so
well prepared lo appreciate, and may go on toaug
ment the unexampled prosperity we are now en
joying as a State.
, . In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
r.. s. $ set my hand and caused to he affixed the
v ' Great Seal of the State of Missouri.
Done at the City of Jefferson this sixteenth day
of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred aud sixty-six, of the Independence
of the United States the ninety-first, and of the
Slate of Missouri the torty-sixth.
By the Governor, 'Thos. C. Fi.etchr.
Fraxcis Rjdmaw, Secretary of State.
self aid iistrionsly, and asked "have you fleas i" I mutt tie tiusted, and the country will be restored.
" Fleas," said be contemptuously, "strainer do yea My raiu u uausnen as to tne ultimate success,
think J am 1 doj; ? lit it l.ce." ' Anpkiw Jchmw.
g"The Boston Transcript tells an amusing
story of a young gentleman who, walking on the
common a few evenings since, came in contact
with a person going the opposite direction. Both
apologized and walked on. A moment after the
young gentleman missed his watch, and turning:
ran after the individual whom he had just met.
He soon overtook him, and drawing his revolver,
placed it at his head, and demanded that he should
instantly give up that watch. The man, terribly
frightened, obeyed, and look his departure from
that vicinity with the greatest possible expedition.
The young gentleman went home and related the
circumstance to his mother, who burst into a laugh,
and told him that his own watch was in his room,
and that lie had been the robber and not tbe
Great Central Fair At a meeting of the
citizens of Howard, Randolph and Chariton coun
ties, held in Koanuke on the first day of August,
1866, to take into consideration the propriety of
getting up the Great Central Fair Grounds for
North Missouri, Win. Wayland was called to the
chair, and W. V. Hall appointed Secretary, It
was agreed lo meet in Roanoke on Saturday, the
lHth day of August, 1866, to form a permanent
organization. The movement seems popular in
the central counties, and promises to result in an
annual exhibition in that portion of the State see.
ond in interest or.ly to the great Fairs at St. Louis.
St. Louis Dispatch.
A story is told of of a Prusiian sentinel,
stationed on Ihe steeple at Troopan, and left behind
t.ieie when Ins company retreateJ. 1 he citizens
atlemped lo t'ike him prisoner, but the Prussian
easily defended with his bayonet Ihenairow wind
ing stair, by which, alone access could be gained to
the steeple. They then decided on reducing him
by famine, but ttie Prussian having with him a
good supply of cartridees, announced that unless
he was regularly well fed, he would shoot every
one that passed in the streets around the church.
The good soldier thus contrived'to maintain hia
position tor two days, when Troopan was re-oc
cupied by the Prussians and he was lolievcd.
fc'Zr A gentleman who has resided in St. Loui
for Ihe last foi ly-six years suggested to us y ester
day, the expediency of giving publicity to a very
tiliiple mode i f warding off all danger of an at
tack by the epidemic now prevailing to some ex
tent. It is merely driiikinif a wine glass of weak
ley water daily. He never knew an instance of its
failure, and tor Ihe last twenty years having used
it in his own family II. ere- has not been a case of
even cholera 11.01 bin among any of its members,
young or old. It may be safely taken, ill propoi
tion, by infants. Republican, 17lli.
Washington, August 19.
The proclamation of the President, which has
been looked for during the week past, restoring the
writ of habeas corpus 111, and practically termina
ting the militaiy occupation of the Southern
Slates, completes the restoration of those States of
their status in Ihe Union as Jar a Ihe Executive
is concerned. If the conduct ot the Southerners
shall jiistity the expectations of the friends of the
President's policy by respecting the rights of all
classes ot Ihe community, it will materially
trengtban than in dentcdia tbeir lifbt te repre.
lecrttics in tcnjrii. '
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