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J. CiSKEY, - - - - Eaite.
THURSDAY,:::::::::::KOV. 22, 1860
Remember the Printer.
We wish those of our subscribers in arrears
to us for one or more years, to make their ar
rangements to settle with the Printer when they
come to pay their Taxes. We have beea run
ning in debt largely the past year for Paper,
Ink, tc, and this must be made.np this winter
cither by hook or by crook. If by crook, the
Sheriff will hare to make the money.
Thanksgiving.
Oa Thursday 29th Nov, the day recommend
ed by the Governor of Ohio for a general giv
ing of thanks to Almighty God for the mercies
enjoyed by ns as a people, divine cervices will
be held' in Millersbarg. Meeting will com
mence at 10 A.M. in the Presbyterian Church,
when the thanksgiving sermon will be preached
by fiev. Matloci.
The following gentlemen have agreed to sus
pend business for the day: .
. Baker A Wbolf, O. h. Cook,
Jacob Cherryholmes, J. Mulvane,
. W. H. Weirman, M. JIcKee,
Eobt. Parkison, Win. 3. Courtney,
' John McAJee, Geo. Snor,
R Steinbacher fc Co., J. K. Eaiff,
John 1. Spencer, V. Vogel,
B. M. Spencer, E. W.Coffey,
H. S. Weston, M. Otis,
Conrad Hatt, S. Marx,
John Eberhardt. C. t H. Herser,
R. W. Tidball, A.J.Bell,
W. G. Raymond, Jas. Hebron t son.
J". E. Koch, Enos, Brown fc Co.,
H. Yergin, A. Crump,
- Caskey fc Ingles, Farra & Young.
A. B. Fry, Louis Mayers,
V.H.Hull, JohnLidy,
Samuel McCrory, Jobs Jordon,
A. Waits, C. BeechJer,
B. R. Weirich, Philip Lepla,
John Corbus, Louis Fritz,
Godfrey Ittner, Geo. Wolfe,
M. Fike.
ANOTHER ELECTION.
DOUGLAS DEMOCRATS TRIUMPHANT.
The Editor of the Farmer runs
as the Republican Candidate.
On Saturday last there was held in Hardy
township, an election for Justice of the Peace.
The candidates voted for were Jons Albektsoh,
Esq., and A. J. Estill, Esq. The former is
the present Justice, and the latter is Editor of
- the Holmes County Farmer, and has for a while
past, labored under the misapprehension that
lie was supporting Mr. Douglas for the Presi
dency. The contest was uninteresting until
about the middle of the day, when tbe friends
ot each of the candidates warmed op, and the
voting became quite spirited. We are sorry to
say, however, that our neighbor of the Farmer
was defeated, and therefore, his rooster was not
seen hoisted in front of his office window, as has
'been his custom for some time past, immediate
ly after an election.
Now we should like to have an explanation
of a part of the proceedings of Saturday. Has
the Editor of the Farmer turned Republican,
and was it stipulated in the conditions of his
turning that the Republicans should immediate
ly give him office? The Ticket as voted, read
' as follows: "Republican Ticket. ForJusticea
A. J. Estill." No Tickets with his name on it
were printed at this office. We noticed him
busy among tlia Republicans urging them out
to vote. .What doe it mean? Has be turned
Republican, and, if yes, is the Farmer hereafter
to be a Republican paper? If this is a part of
the arrangement we had better retire or turn
Democrat, and publish the organ for that party
' in this county. We have indeed fallen upon
singular times. Every day brings forth some
thing new, and we fear that the tide which
comes sooner or later in every man's life, has
turned the Editor's of the Farmer wits inside
out, ot that the crisis, which was to have arro
" Ten, have arriven.
Election News.
We have notling further to give than what
was' published last week. The majority in
. Missouri and Virginia will be very small, and
, the official vote of these States will be required
to tell for whom they have voted. Likcolx gets
4 out of the 7 votes in.N. Jersey, and probably
4 in California, as the news from that quarter
. looks quite favorable. . No word from Oregon
yet.
gThe Akron people had a jollification over
the election of Ltjccolx, oa Friday evening last.
Over 200 of our people attended, and at all the
stations along the Rail Road they kept adding
to the numbers, so that it amounted to near 500
when we arrived at Akron.
Several hundred Wide Awakes' were on pa
. rade, whilst the Bands discoursed sweet mnsic.
, The fire-works were good, the supper provided
was excellent in quality, and sufficient in quan
tity to feed a 1,000 people. Various other means
of jollification, not oa the programme, were also
found. The citizens of Akron, particularly the
i"h c vupiains. xoDg may mey wave.
t The Southern fire-eaters are repudiating
. the debtB they owe Northern merchants. We
. wis'j it would become fashionable in the North
. (it is so already, with some of our subscribers.)
to repudiate the payment of debts. We are in
. condition just now to appreciate such an ar-
rangement
Massachusetts. The fire-eaters of the South
teem to have a particular grudge against the
people of Massachusetts. If that State will
agree to leave the Union, the fire-eaters would
consent to remain in it. Massachusetts was the
first to iniate the revolution which gained ns
. our liberties., Massachusetts was the first to
. pass retaliatory laws to offset those passed in
the South, by which Northern men were de
prived of their rights and their liberties in the
: South. Massachusetts has more Colleges, more
- Academies, more intelligence, than all the Cot-
ton States combined, and Massachusetts can, in
one week's time, bring men enough into the
field to whip all the fire-eaters of the South in
to subjection. No wonder they donl like Mas
sachusetts. t$"So-AB Clabx of Tuscarawas county, was
lately arrested on a charge of forgery,, and on
i pleading guilty was sentenced by the Court to
three years hard labor in the Penitentiary.
' TStawo SurpBAOK. The opposition charge the
Republicans with being favorable to letting the
' negroes vote. The best test of the truth of this
charge is the result of tbe recent vote in New
York State, for and against an amendment to
. the Constitution, allowing negroes the right of
suffrage. Although the State went Republican
by about 50.000 majority, yet there were hard
ly 5,000 votes polled in favor of the amendment-
' Doesn't that flatten out this lie?
3f Ishak Bolt, of Laurenceville, S. C be
came somach harrassed by fear of negro insur
rection, that he blew his brains out oa the 16th.
Tbe more usual plan in such cases is to hang
a pedler.
Will the Neglect of the Governor
Vitiate the Vote of Ohio for
President, and if so, will it Alter
President, and if so, will it Alter the Result?
The idle story first started by the OhioBtatet
man, that the vote of Ohio would be thrown oat
for informality, because the Governor did, not
issue bis proclamation in time, has, we think,
no foundation in truth." if such a thing could
be done, it would give a dishonest Governor a
fearful power. Believing the State would vote
for a candidate to whose election he was opposed
by a single omission of duty, for which he could
easily plead ignorance.be could disfranchise the
voters of the State, and thus might elect his can
didate by a fraud a state of affairs not to be
tolerated. Had a large portion of the people
refused to vote, there might have been some
grounds for the idle tale, but as all voted, it is
a matter of very little consequence, except to
the Governor himself, whether the proclamation
was a few days before or a few days after tbe
specified time.
Another fact in connection with the talc, in
which there seems very great niisnpprehen
sion exists, is that if the vote of Obio be thrown
out, and Lincoln fail to get the vote of Califor
nia and Oregon, he would be defeated the
Constitutioa requiring him to get a majority of
all the Electoral votes, the same as if all the
States had voted. This is incorrect. The Con
stitutioa, Article XII of the Amendments,
savs:
" the person having the greatest num
ber of votes for President, shall be Prouder t. if
such number 6c a majority of the whole number
of Elector affowteo. ' tc.
If all the States appoint Electors, it swells
the number to 303, of which the successful ean-
eidrte must have 152, that being a majority Of
the whole number of electors appointed. If
Ohio docs not appoint "Electors" if her vote is
cast aside and her "Eleotobs" declared not "ap
pointed," it reduces the number of Eletoral
votes to 280, of which number 141 would be ne
cessary to a choice. As.it now stands, Lincoln
has 169 Electoral votes deduct from this the
23 votes of Obio, and it leaves him 146 votes,
five more than the number necessary to a choice.
Thus it will be seen that, so far as Lincoln
and the triumph of Republicanism isconcenied,
it is a matter of no consequence whether the
vote of Ohio be thrown out or be counted
without it he will have the constitutional ma
jority, and with it that majority will only h
the larger. National Democrat.
"Prior to 1846, each State, by its own laws
fixed the time when they would vote for elect
ors for President and Vice President In Ohio,
the law of February 15, 1820, provided that
the Presidential election should be on the fiftli
Friday preceding the Ant Wednesday in December.
It also provided that the Governor should give
60 days previous notice, by proclamation, to be
inserted in one of the newspapers in each coun
ty ot the State.
In 1846, Congress seeing the evils arising
from holding the elections at different periods
in different States, passed a law that the Presi
dential Election should be uniform all over the
Union, and fixing the Tuesday next after thcfint
Monday of November as the day for voting in all
the States. This substantially repealed all the
State laws on the subject. It fixed the time and
placed it beyond the power of any of the Stales
to vary or change it in any respect. The only
legislation that was proper, (and that was not
necessary ) was to change their laws to conform
to the laws of Congress. This law of Congress
merely fixed the day, without providing for any
notice. Our statute had been permitted to stand,
except the change of the time. In 1848, the
Governor of Ohio made no proclamation trhatcver.
We suppose he regarded the law of Congress as
a virtual repeal of that requirement. In 1852,
the election of President came on the 2d day of
November. Gov. Wood issued his proclama
on th 27th of September being 37 days before
the election. In 1856, Gov. Chase isssued his
proclamation on the 20th day of September;
the election was on the 4th November, making
46 days notice.
Gov. Dennison considering, as we suppose, the
law of Congress as substantially di-pensing
with the necessity of a notice, yet in deference
to the practice of bis immediate predecessors.
published his proclamation on the 17th day of
Sept being 51 days before the election, thus
giving longer notice than his immediate prede
cessors, finch are the laws regulating this sub
ject, and such has been the practice under them.
If any proclamation were needed it Ebould.be
issued by the President of the United States,
as the Governor is not the proper person to pro
claim the laws of Congress. No one regards
the proclamation as in any respect essential to
the validity of the election. Courts have uni-
formily decided that the want of notice for the
election of County Officers, Ac, by Sheriffs, did
not render their election a nullity. The law
fixes the time and manner of their election, and
it was never the intention to give Sheriffs or
Governors the power to disfranchise Counties or
States by either a neglect, or a' refusal to issue
their proclamations. In this case the time being
fixed by Congress, the people have their rights
without any regard to State laws, or the acts of
Stale officials. We. trust this plain statement
will quiet the sensitive nerves of our Demo
cratic friends. The twenty-three Electoral
Votes of Ohio will be counted for Lincoln just
as they were for Cass and Pierce, and Freuiout."
State Journal.
fgThe manu foeture of Sorghum syrup of
superior quality, and some cases sugar, this sea
son, we see mentioned as a matter of success in
several of our Northern Ohio exchanges. The
Beacon states that Mr. Hamlin, of Akron, has
manufactured over 900 gallons Sorghum syrup
this fall, of excellent quality. '
An Erie county jury recntly awarded a
verdict of $10,033 in a case of crim. con. for the
plaintiff. It was the case of Hutchikhc vs.
1HBOPE. ,
i3T"The office of A. C. Caelise fc Co., lum
ber dealers, Columbus, was entered by burglars
and their safe blown open on the night of the
12th. A hole was drilled into the lock, and
gun powder enough put in to blow it to pieces.
The robbers got but $35.
JyThe official vote in 23 counties in Penn
sylvania stands Leiooui 152,202, Reading tick
et 98,605, Douglas straight ticket 15,786, Bell
11,306. .
J3gThe Mayor of Pittsburgh refused to grant
a license for the "Heenan Fistic Tournament,"
on the score of immortality of the exhibition.
Right.
tyThe Ohio Siateman puts forward the
names of Douglas and Jorksox, for tho cam?
paiga of 1864. This in folly run mad. . . ,
gThe Breckearidge vote in 44 counties in
Ohio is 9,073. The remainder of the counties
will probably not poll over 3,000 for him.
ESTLincols carried his own State, county and
town, and also the State, county and town of
Mr. Douglas. '. ' . .
Mr. Douglas carried Holmes county. If he
is a candidate four years hence he will probably
carry it again, as they have quit voting for
Jackson, and taken to voting for Douglas.
They have been voting for Jackson about 25
years, and the Lord only knows when they wjll
qnit voting for Douglas.
Going to Go.
The People of the United States have
by the Constitution, their desire that Abra
ham Lincoln of Illinois shall b their next
President, and Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
their Vice President, A very huge plural
jty of-the popular tpte has been ast for
them, and a decided majority of Electors
cuosen wno will undoubtedly vote for and
elect then! on the first Wednesday in De
cember next. The electoral votes will be
formally sealed up and forwarded to Wash
ington, there to be opened and counted,
on a given day in February next, in the
presence of both Houses of Congress; and
it will then be tbe duty of Mr. John C
Breckenridge, as President of the Senate,
!o declare Lincoln and Hamlin dulv elect
ed President and Vice President of these
United States.
Some "people do not like this, as is
very natural. Dogberry discovered, a good
while ago, that When two ride a horse,
one must ride behind. That is not gener
ally deemed the preferable seat ; but the rule
remains unanected by tbat circumstance,
We know bow to sympathize with the de
feated; for we remember how ue felt when
Adams was defeated ; and Clay ; and Scott
and Fremont. It is decidedly pleasanter
to oe on uie winning siae especially wnen
as now it happens also to be the right
side
We sympathize with the afflcted: but
we cannot recommend them to anything
desperate. V bat is tbe use they are beat
en now; tbey may triumph next time
in fact they have generally had their own
way: had they been subjected to discipline
ot adversity as otten as we have, tbey
would probniy bear it with more philoso
phy, and deport themselves more befitting-
ly. We live to learn; and one of the
most dincult ficquiremenrs is that of meet
ing reverses with graceful fortitude.
The telegraph informs us that most of
toe cotton Slates nre meditating a with
drawal from tbe Union because of Lin
coln's election. Very well: they have
right to meditate, and meditation is a prof
itable employment of leisure. We have a
a chronic, invincible disbelief in Disunion
as a remedy for either Northern or South
ern grievance; we cannot perceive any
necessary relation between the alleged dis
ease and this ultra-heroic remedy: still, we
sav, If any body sees fit to meditate Dis
union, let tbem do so unmolested. That
was a base and hypocritical row tbat tbe
House once raised, at Southern dictation,
about the cars of John Quincv Adams be
cause he presented a petition for the disso
lution of tbe Union. The petitioner had
a right to make the request; it was the
Member's duty lo present it. And now,
if the Cotton Stales consider the value of
the Union depatablo, we maintain their
perfect right to discuss it. Kay: we hold
with Jetterson to the inalienable right of
communities to alter or abolish forms of
government that have become oppressive
or injurious; and if the Uotton States snail
become satisfied that tbey can do bet
ter out of the Union than in it we insit on
letting them go in peace. Tbe right to
secede may be a revolutionary one, but it
exists nevertheless; and we do not see how
one party can have a right to do what an
other party has Aright lo prevent. We
must ever resist the asserted right of any
State to remain in the Union and nullify
or defy the laws thereof: to withdraw from
the Union is quite another matter. And
whenever a considerable section of our
Union shall deliberately resolve to go out,
we shall resist all coercive measures design
ed lo keep it in. Wo hope never to live in
a republic whereof one section is pinned to
the residue by bayonets.
But while we thus uphold the practical
liberty if not tbe abstract right of seceess
ion, we must insist that the step be taken,
if it ever shall be, with the deliberation
and gravity befitting so momentous an is
sue. Let ample time be given for reflec
tion ; let the subject be fullv canvassed be
for the people; and let a popular vole be
taken in every case before seceesion is de
creed. ' Let the people be told iust why
they are urged to break up Die confedera
. . ...
tion ; let them have both sides of the ques
tion fuiy presented, let them reflect, delib
erate, then vote; and let the act of secess
ion be the echo of an numistakable popu
lar hat. A judgment thus rendered, a de
mand for separation so packed, would eith
er be acquiesed in without the effusion of
blood, or those who rushed upon carnage
to defy and defeat it would place them
selves clearly in the wrong.
I be measures now being inaugurated in
the Cotton Slates within a view (apparent
ly) to Secession, seem to us destitute ef
gravity and legitimate force. They bear
the unmistakable impress of baste of
passion of distrust of tbe popular judg
ment. They seem clearly intended topre-
cipilae the South into rebellion before the
baselessness of the clamors which have
misled and excited her can be ascertained
by the great body of her people. We
trust that (hey will be confronted calm
ness, with dignity,- and with unwavering
trust in the inherent strength of the Union
and the loyality of the American People.
XarThe Cleveland Leader understands
by a letter received in that city from Chi
cago, that the bankers of the latter place
have held a meeting at which it was re
solved to throw out the notes of Illinois
Banks which are secured in part or wholly
by stocks of Southern States now tbreaten
ening secession. This move was prompt
ed by tbe extraordinary decline which those
stocks have experienced since the secession
commenced. By the banking laws of Illi
nois, banks are permitted to secure their
notes with stocks of other States, hence a
portion have their issues secured by stocks
of South Coroliiia, Georgia, and other
would-be seceeding Slates. It is not stated
what banks in Illinois will be effected by
this move. If this report is true, it may
have the effect of closing a few - Lanka in
that Slate. The notes being secured, the
bill holders need not necessarily lose.
secession is proving a decidedly bad in
vestment in the Cotton States. State
Journal.
Mam-land Takes onh Rtp Fnevmn:
At the election in Maryland the ques
tion of enslaving the free negro popula
tion of that stalo was submitted to the
people. The Baltimore American thus
notices the result: I all the counties
in Maryland from which be have received
returns in which the act of the enslave
ment of free negroes was submitted to th
people, the voters have emphatically and
signally denounced that unjust and un
christian law. The question has been met
and decided without any reference lo par
ly politics, and tho law is defeated by ma
jorities amounting almost to unanimity,
Tbe result is greatly creditable to the coun
ties in which the vote was taken, and hon
orable to the State at large." ' ' 'J
Going to Go. The Deficiency in the Crops of
Great Britain.
[From the Mark Lare Express, Oct. 8.]
We hazarded an opinion a weeks
since that the actual deficiency in produce
of wheat would amount to one-fifth; and
certainly everything that has since taken
place has tended to connrm in is. liven
those who at the 4ime were too sanguine
to fall in with such a view of the case are
now convinced that it was by no means an
exaowereled one; and that even a much
larger deficiency may be expected, on ac
count of the smaller breadth than usual
havinc been sown last seasons, in conse-
auence of the high price for barley.
Under these serious circumstances, which
are much upon a par with those of the
year 1816, it is necessary to look around
us to see what prospect we nave ot obtain
ino- an adequate supply from abroad. The
following are the imports of wheat, and
flour as wheat, for the seven years from
1853 to 1859 inclusive:
Quarters.
1852 6,217,910
1854 4,373,085
1855 3,211,766
1856 5,207,147
1857... 4,060,285
: 1858 -5,343,469
1859-1 4,951,671
Divided by 7)33,465,533
w
Average 4,780,790
This table shows that, taking one year
with another, we cannot get through with
less than four and three-quarter million
Quarters, cut tne most notable tact is
that the last crops were above the average
in productiveness the imports have ave
raged nearly five million quarters, (4,893,
193,) the greater part of which, as well as
of tbe native produce, was consumed be
fore the present harvest was ready. How,
then, do we stand in regard to the present
stock of wheat on hand, and the prosbect
of importations in tbe coming season !
By tbe official returns, which we have
recently published, it appears that ih the
eight months of the present year ending
the 31st of August, we have imported, in
wheat and Hour, as follows:
Wheat, quarters 2,528,640
Flour, " 703,740
Total 3,232,380
If we import at the same rate the re
maining four months of the year, it will
stand thus:
Amount for eight months,
qrs 3,232,380
One-half, qrs 1,616,190
Total 4,848,570
This will barely make np the average of
tbe four previous years; whilst after Christ
mas, unless we have an unusually mild
winter, the imports will cease for four
months, in consequence of the frost. We
have fortunately had large arrivals during
the past month of September, and we
hear tbat the Americans are making ex
tensive preparation for getting ns much as
possible to the Atlantic seaboard before
the frosts set in. On tbe other hand, it is
quite certain that there will be a large and
continuous demand for foreign corn from
this time till march or April, on account ot
the damp and inferior character of the new
wheat, and the very small slock of old
native corn remaining on band. Thus,
last week, no less than 23,000 quarters
were sent from London by the Eastern
Counties Railway alone; and it is calcula
by some of tbe factors tbat fuliy 50,000
quarters were sent into the coutry during
the week by all conveyances beyond what
we used in London. This is far more
than we imported. It is therefore, proba
ble tbat before the ports on the continent
re-open after the winter the greater part of
tbe imported wheat will have been con
sumed.
Under these circumstances, the markets
already feel the pressure and are buoyant,
But as it is probable tbat we shall have a
large delivery of English wheat afier har
vest, it may keep the price from rising ex
travagantly high. Any such modification
of rates depends however, upon the nmount
of the importations, as there will be an en
ormous range between the price of the best
and inferior wheats of home growth. An
instance of this occurred last week in Mark
lane, when a factor sold on the same day
twu samples belonging to the same person
the one, old, which brought 64s; whilst
the other, new made only 44s per nr.
ibis will aurora a pretty good idea of the
injury tbe crops have sustained, which we
are convinced is much more extensive than
most persons, even in the trade are ware of.
Sensation Telegraphic Dispatches
The telegraph ir just now overloaded
with fire eating dispatches from the Cot
ton States. .The wires were burnt off
somewhere below Augusta the other day,
We shall not burden our column with the
senseless twaddle. If the . Cotton Stites
do anything, we will advise our readers
thererof. The excitement is now at fever
heat and must soon burn out.
In tbe meantime tbe sun continues to
rise in the East and spree d his glories to
tbe West. We enjoy our cakes as usual,
and putty continues firm, after it becomes
dry. Cotton rises and falls like the grace
ful undulations of a a well, of a fair
maiden 8 bosom pin-ah. Frankfort Ky.
Commonwealth.
Horrible Railroad Accident. Two
Lives Lost On Wednesday two men lost
their lives at JNewark in tbe following man
ner. :-
A man named Roberts fell on the track
of one of the railroads entering Newark,
in front of a locomotive, and bis head was
severed from his body.
Another man, named Kinney, was killed
on the Central Road. He was crushed to
death between a pile of freight and a
freight train that was coming in. Colum-
but btatetman.
Savage Cruelty. Two men at enmi
ty' with each other met in Harrisburg,
Stark county, one day last week, when
one of them set a savage dog upon the
other. The brute seized the man by the
arm and held on so forcibly, being spurred
on by his owner, that his jaws had to be
pried apart with sticks, after having man
gled the arm horribly. The owner of the
dog had been arrested and should be severe
ly dealt with. He was more of a brute
than the dog. .
Virginia. The Lincoln vote in Virgin
ia will be quite large, tbauks to the brave
ry and energy of the Republicans of that
State who stood up heroically to the task
of maintaining their principles. As far
heard from it is as follows: Ohio 769,
Brooke 179, Hancock 254, Monongalia 77,
Prince Williams 55, Preston 150, Mason
71, London 25, Fairfax 24 total, so far,
1,532.
Your Local Paper.
Fowler's "Life Illustrated," published in
New. York, i one of the best family news
papers." In its last issue we find, among
other good things the following sensible re
marks: t t ; ' I
"Reader, did you ever reflect on the sub
ject of supporting liberally to the press,
and first of all, your own local newspaper!
If not, permit us to suggest to your own.
privilege and your duty in this respect,
"Each city, town and village, in a
country like the United States, should be
represented by a live local newspaper, and
it would be well, not only for the people
and the place so represented, to have a
paper which would reflect credit on both,
but a paper which would be an honor and
a credit to the State and nation. Stran
gers from abroad judge ns by our newspa
per press and hence the importance of ma
king that instrument as perfect and potent
as possible.
"It is the duty of every citizen of each
place to contribute something toward im
proving and strengthening the local press.
He may do it by subscribing and pay
ing for bis paper, by advertising in it, by
recommending it to others, or in all of
these ways. Were the country press as
liberally patronized and as well supported
as it should be, the country would not be
so flooded with the wortless trash in the
shape of "love and murder stories," as it
now is, which poison and vitiate minds of
the young There is usually more moral
integrity and circumspection manifested by
editors of the country press than by those
in the large cities, and a more healthy tone
of mind and moral will generally be found
to pervade them. They are more free
from the reports of degrading vices and
crimes, and are never opened with that
feeling of suspicion which attaches to the
common 'flash' literature of the day.
"The country press may be improved.
Each individual residing within the limits
of its sphere and circulation may aid in
its improvement. He may be on the 'lock
out' for interesting information, and when
this is obtained, communicate it to the ed
itor. He may bring his own business be
fore the public by an appropriate adver
tisement, or, if be bas beef, pork or grain
to sell, he may announce it through his
local press. He may give historical sketch
es of the past, and showiug the progress
ana changes going on at present. lie may
help matte bis local paper a source of in
struction to strangers, and of entertain
ment to his neighbors. Is he a manufac
turer! Let him invite capital and influ
ence by setting forth such natural advan
tages as the place may possess, and indi
cate the routes by which it may be reached,
its accessibility to the markets, etc. There
is no estimating the advantages to any town
or village of a live local journal, and wu
doubt if there is to be found at the pres
ent time an editor who gets fully paid for
the services he performs, and we put the
responsibility where it belongs namely
on the people, whose business and duly it
is, first of alL to support handsomely lueir
own local paper.
The Prospect Before Us.
It is not to be supposed that the elec
tion of Abraham Lincoln as President of
these United States conspicious and glo
rious triumph as it is will at once restore
the country to political harmony and quiet
though we are convinced that the agitation
raised in tbe South will gradually and
surely subside into peace. We shall hear
something, indeed, of the secession projects
with which the ultra anti-Republicans in
the South, and their servile organs in this
City, lately attempted to frighten us into
the abandonment of our principles and
our rights. But we trust tbat what talk
we do hear of this sort will end in no ads
that are not well considered and deliber
ately prepnred. Vehement resolutions of
Southern State Legislatures in behalf of
so-called Southern rights, calls for South
ern Conventions, and even the meeting of
the same, may naturally influence, as hith
erto, the local politics of the States which
take part in tbem, without, of necessity,
seriouslv atlecling the integrity of tbe
Union.
But the Republicans must prepare them
selves to encounter something more formi
dable a combination of all the elements
of the Opposition to nullify as far as pos-
ble the victory we have obtained, and so
to delay for a while longer tbose reforms
in tbe administration of our i ederal af
fairs tbe main objects which the Republi
can party have in view. We have secured
the Presidency, but tbe other departments
of the federal Administration the Son
ate and the house of Representatives, not
to mention tbe Judiciary are still in the
hands of our opponents. We have placed
ourselves in a position to prevent much
evil in the misuse and abuse of Executive
patronage and authoily. We have given
tbe politicians of tbe anti-Kepublican par
ty, both North and South, to understand
that the feelings, sentiments, instincts, and
interests of the great free-labor masses are
not be trampled upon with impunity. Hut
tbe party whose misconduct of our nation
al affairs called Republicanism into exis
tence, and bus given it so rapid a growth,
tbat party still survives, and, cut in two as
it is, will strive, like a dissevered snake to
reunited its disjointed fragments. The
conspiracy between the slave interest of
the Southern States and the demngoueism
and flunkeyism of the North, to engross
the administration of the federal uovern
ment, and to render the free labor element
as nugatory in tbe Union as it is the Slave
Stales, will be renewed and vigorously
issed. The great victory we have just
achieved is but one step no doubt a most
important one toward the thorough re
form of tbe administration of our nation
al affairs and toward putting the question
of blavery in the lernlories at rest forever.
Labor and struggle, wisdom and nrmness
will still be necessary to bring that consu
mation about.
A Columbus Man with Garibaldi.
The New York World savs the Americau
volunteers in Garibaldi's army are pleasant
ly mentioned in their dispatches and let
ters. Four are attached to Ueneral Avez-
zane's staff, viz: Charles Carrol Hicks, of
Columbus, Ohio: Fraek Maney, of Nash
ville, Tennesee; Henry M. Spencer, Jr., of
renn ; and Alfred Van isontbuysen, of JNew
Orleans, Louisiana. In a letter to a frieud
in this city, the General takes an opportu
nity in spenking in high terms of their cour
age and general deportment.
A Hopeful Beginning. At the late
election thirty young men of Danville, In
diana, who had never before voted for a
President, met at the sanctum of the
Ledaer office and marched to the polls,
bearing a banner inscribed, "Our first vote
for President Lincoln and Hamlin." I
MUCH QUIETER.
MILLIDGEVILLE, Ga., Nov. 18.
Affairs are much quieter since Wednes.
day night. 7. ! - - K ', v V i-
Mr. Stephens wiaoe a great speech, taking
strong coD3rvativegrounds. J The effect
subsequently shows bat ?t proved as oil
on the trotrbled waters, and all parties are
now disposed to act cooly and considertely.
To-day the Convention bill passed the
Senate ubanimonsly. The election of del
egates takes place on the 2d of January,
and the Convention meets on the Wed
nesday following.
The preamble of the Convention bill
reads as follows:
Whereas, The present crisis in national
affairs in the judgement of the General
Assemblay, demands resistance; And
whereas it is the privilege of the people to
determine the mode and measure of time
of such resistance, therefore, the General
Assembly enacts that the Governor issue
his proclamation ordering the election on
the 9th of January'
Tbe 1st, and 2d and 3d sections of the
bill refer to the time of the election, the
meeting of the Convention and number of
delegates to which ecah county is entitled.
Tbe 4th section reads that said Conven
tion, when assembled, may consider all
grievances impairing or affecting the qual
ity and rights of the people of Georgia as
members of the United States, and deter
mine the mode, measure, and time of re
dress. Tbe 5th sections provides for the amount
to pay the delegates; and said Convention
shall, by vote, fix tbo pay of all their offi
cers; and any delegate or delegates tbey
may appoint to any Convention, Congress,
or Embassy, and provide for all other ex
penses incurred by the Convention.
The 8th section gives the power to elect
their officers, and do all neenful lo carry
out the true intention and meaning of this
act and purposes of the Covention.
SECESSION.
MOBILE, Nov. 17.
The Register declares for secession ; it
says, the large sectional vote North and
Sonth, proves a common Government im
possible, and all efforts to save the Union
fruitless. It appeals to conservative men
to take the movement into their own
hands, as the only means of avoiding the
worst cansequences of an inevitacle revolution.
GENERAL NEWS.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 18.
The bill appropriating $1,000,000 to
arm and equip Georgia is a complete law.
Tbe Florida Legislature at its last ces
sion passed a resolution promising decided
action in case of the election of a Repub
lican President; requiring the governor to
convene the Legislature. The Jackson
ville Standard and other papers urge com
pliance. Advices from Arizona mention the dis
covery of very rich gold mines near Pin
oalto. . Parties were realizing from $4000
to $5000 per day. Official dispatches
from Gov. Owens, concerning these mines
are en route to Washington.
: Despatches from Charleston announce
the resignation of Mr. Bonham, member
of Congress.
RUMORS FROM WASHINGTON,
NEW YORK Nov. 19.
The Times' Washington' correspondent
says information is received here that Ex-
Grov. Aiken opposes secession.
M. Otero, delegate to Congress from
New Mexico, has written home advising
his conststutuents to connect their desti
ny with tbe Pacific States should the Un
ion be dissolved.
Californians in Washington declare their
purpose of advocating an independent
Republic on the Facibc side.
Secretary Cobb writes to Assistant
Treasurer Cisco that the bidders for the
recent Government loan who shall pay up
one half their offers by the 22J inst. will
be allowed 30 days from tbat date to pay
the remainder.
Mr. Floyd, Secretary of War, has ex
pressed his determination to hand over the
forts and arsenals in South Carolina intact
to bis successor on the 4th of March.
Any attempt, therefore, to seize them by
the secessionists, as suggested by Mr. Rbett,
would inevitably lead to serious conse
quences.
Position of Virginia.
RICHMOND, Nov. 16.
The proposal of Virginnia is to main
tain a position of armed neutrality until
she is prepared to tender . her services as
meditator under tbe official sanction of the
Legislature or Convention called by its
authorities. She will meanwhile prepare
for the worst, for if the States now threat
ening to secede shall adopt her programme,
and that shall fail to be carried out, by
non compliance on the part of the North.
Virginia will unite in the secession move
ment. She will ask the Southern States
to go into a conference with her, and it is
understood they will go, provided she lays
down beforehand tbe programme which
shall from the basis of action, which shall
em prase.
First, A repeal of the statutes nullify
ing the Fugitive Slave Law by those States
which have passed such statutes, with
guaranty of a faithful enforcement of that
law in tbe future.
Second, A concession that tbe Consti
tution authorizes the carving of slaves into
tbe common territories, and consequent
protection of slave property therein.
1 bird, i bat Congress nor the executive
shall intefere, except for its protection in
the latter when necessary.
10,000 stand of arms are now being dis
tributed in Mississippi, by order of Gov.
Pettus.
Accounts recently received here repre
sent that btate as almost unanimous torse
cession.
JE3TThe women of Charleston are a
bout as wild on the secession question as
the men. The dear creatures instead of
attending to their domestic affairs, and set
ting an example of angelic meekness and
humacitv before their female slaves, are en
gaged in making and hanging out Palmet
to flairs. ' The men are strutting about in
cockades and making fools of themselves
generally, while their business is going to
rack. The cotton is lying still, not a bale
having been shipped for several days, and
the banks are all in their last gasp. Bank
ruptcy and starvation will soon put a stop
to their m'serable secession farce. '
What his old Neighbors Think of
Him. The vote in Carter towsihip, Spen
cer county, Indiana, Mr. Lincoln's old home
was, Lincoln 163; Douglas 70: Brecken-
ndgeS; Bell 2.
RICHMOND, Nov. 16. New Advertisements.
v7MILLlVERY.
New-Fall Stjles aod New Goods.
MRS. Bennett & Jtii' Cleroence take this
method of iafbrnihig their customers and
friends that they areN bow receiving an exten
sive and carefully selected stock of
such as Bonnets, Hats, Ribbons, Blonde and
Lace Edgings, French and American Flowers
and Plumes, of all kinds and at all prices, to-4
gether with a large assortment ol articles to nn-i
roerous to mention, but such, as is renerallv
kept in a fashionable Millinery Establishment,
making their assortment one of the most oosw'
plete in this section of country; all of which
will be sold very LOW. as they -
Intend to Close Out!
Their entire stock with a view of removing to
another locality. Persons desiring goods in
their line are therefore invited to examine their
stock before purchasing elsewhere. . : "
Kov 22, '6014
To the Afflicted,
THE undersigned respectfully informs the
citizens of Millrrsburg and vicinity .that he is
still at the old stand on Main street, one door west
of Weston's Saloon, where he makes to order
Boots and Shoes as cheap as ever.
ty All persons owing me will please pay np
what is due me, so that 1 can pay what I owe,
and save them the pleasure of being dunnert.
I have to pay money for stock, and will ex
pect CASH tor all work hereafter.
JTDon't forget that when yon come.JgS
Nov 22. '60 14 B. M. SPEXCKIt.
j To Merchants, Median
r Vfci ics Farmers, Labor- fU
ing Men and every
body call on
CGNIEIJJD HATT
1
and examine Lis
MAMMOTH STOCK OF
rl! Ft
It is useless for ns to particularize. Sufficient
to say, we have a general stock of Boots fc
Shoes, for Men. Women. Misses and Children.
Suitable for all times, places and seasons, and
can sell, and will sell, as low as any house ia
Ohio, of the same quality and style of goods.
Fits, Fits, Fits.
Like the Physician that cured every disease,
by first throwing his patients into fits, he will
give all his customers fats. -Also,
a general assortment of
zkz zm
Shoemakers' Findings. Ac. : j
To which he invites the attention of those wish
ing to purchase. C. HATT.
.Nov 22, W-14
G. SECHRIST'S I
HAIR RESTORATIVE!
THE BEST PREPARATION KNOWJJ '
FOR THE HUMAT HAIR.
WILL restore white or gray hair to its orig
inal color.
Will restore the natural secretions.
Will remove at once all itching. . i
Will remove all dandruff. ' J
Will make the bair soft and glossy.
Will makethc old appear young again. ,
Will preserve their liair to'old asre. - -Will
always mstcn it, and atop iu falling .and
is one of the best luilet articles in use.
Read the following Certificate.
Of Judge D. R. Tilden, who is well known
throughout Northern Ohio.
Cleveland, July 11, 13C3.
Messrs. Ililfer and Sechrist: "I have had a
bottler of your Hair Restorrtive. I obtained it
to prevent my hair from fulling otf, not suppos
ing that it would restore the color, my hair be
ing very gray, bnt to my very hseat surprise it
has not only prevented my bair from foiling, but
has restored it to i' natural color. I bad ail
aversion to being gray, and had made use of
Wood's, Mrs. Alien's and other Hair Dyes, but
vithout success. ." '
1 have no hesitation in saying that this pre
tparalion of yours is far, very far. superior to any
hing of the kind now in the market.
Will yon please send me a gallon of the Re
storative by Express, and the price, arid I will
send yon the monev by mail. Yonrs tnilv,
DAN'L R. T1LDEX.
Prepared by HELFER 4 SECHRIST, '
Akron, O.
For side at the BOOK STORE, Millersborg. O.
Nov. 22, '6014 ; - .
Falling- into Ranks!
CUSTOMERS
"Who go to MAYER'S Store mil
find a Splendid lot of
SUITABLE FOR
Fall and Winter Wear!
THE PRICES -
Of Fine Goods are Ixwer.
THE SJUAlITY
Never Before Surpassed.
THE QUANTITY"1
Equal to any Establishment.
.. Go to Mayers ' '
XTTITH roar trarfo f an Mmfe, rnn will rt ther as
much foritas&nj other boat will jive, and can
an it yourself from a large and well selected assortment
Of . f v -
Foreign and Domestic Goods, &c.
We hops to see all our old customer a ad as manj new
ones as can norke it convenient to giro as a call, round
oar counters, looking at oar goods before Waving ele-
here. NoT.SJSdo 12
o.
DID YOU
DID YOU
DID YdU
DID YOU
DID YOU
Go in to CooVt to tt hit
NEW STOCK
or
WATCHES.
Tt le dertdedlr the largest- nd
best stock of tilts kind wrtr
brought to Millershurg.
..... 1
DID YOU
GO LY TO COOK'S
DID YOU
DID YOU
DID YOU
and we hi new stork of
C L O C KS?
If not, go at am.
GO IN TO COOK'S
. .(.. - .
.to wo what a
DID YOU
DID YOU
DID YOU
MA GN1FICJQNT
CHEAP
. s .
lot or
JWELRY,
bo haa joat neataod.-
GO TO COOITS IT ONCE.
" G. I. COOK,
DID YOU
DID YOU
DID YOU!
DID YOU
DID YOU
DID YOU
NoTtmberft, W0,

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