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SETII TV. BKOWy, Editor. - ' 7!A'tn of promise, by freemen unfurled !" ; Beacon of hope to a wailing world ! . ; Bhiniag-abov u th dairy throng, y A rift id (be murky clouds of wron Cleuds th.it hall roil from their bams of light, ths whol, round dome is blae and bright. Tf any rar.n attempt to haul down the Ameri can F.ag, ihuot him on the spot." Joh.v A. Dn. atinsl. Mo iven : llonths. for 75 Cents "We will soni the" Sextixei Is any pen-son Ja iliie county from the first cf May .until af ter the Presidential election for Io cents. This period of tide will be cne of great inter est and importance to the people. During thin time -the greatest battles of tbe war will undoubtedly be fought, and we shall go J through a rno3t exciuu and important Pres- i'leutial Camr-si gn " " 11 very effort will be made to give the Sex tisel largjr circulation, than was ever had I'V anr paper ill the county, and no efforts will an t i a in 1-a it wf.rilir-ftf S'iph A elrrn- I -tf inn K0 entv-6ve eWt '"1 barely pay .. .. t ti.. t.. : tie et of the blank pa w. ..The offer is m made far the purpose of putting our paper, A near'y a possible, Into the haiidsef every family In tie county. There is no better way of roeiotin? th I nion cause, than by circu , laiing peo.i"Joal papers, llemcaiber the lime and the price, aui ako the fact that the KfcNTiNKL U tho largest paper in the c.'untJ: Seven Months for 75 .CeniL?. THE GREENE COUNTY UNION CENTRAL COMMITTEE. To the Union Voters of Greene County. Ths ITuion organization In the S!ate of Ohio, composed of -the-Union Executire Committee and lb State Union Central Committee joint ly, in tbeif recent call, hating recommended to the unconditional Union Toters of Ohio, to tneetia the seTernl conntics in the State for the purpose of selecting delegates to meet in the Stale Convention to be held in Columbus n the 23ia day of May next, the conven - tibn to consist'of one delegate for every four hundred votel cast for Governor BroupU at tie last State election, and one additional del egate for each fraction of two hundred or up ward, by w hich apportionment Greene Coun ty i entitled to ten delegates in the State Convention. - . - In conformity with the above call, and to promote" harmonious action with the uncon ditional Union- party of Ohio, THE" UNION CENTRAL COMMITTEE for Greene Connty, liereby invites the Union voters of Greene County to meet in Xenia, on Saturday the 11th iay tf May next, for the purpose of select ing ten dclegales to send to the State Conven tion tobe btld i.iColnmbns, on the2dtb of May. The State Convention to be held in Columbus will select four delegates, and four alternates, t represent -the State at large in the Kation h1 Union Convention to be held in the City of Baltimore on the 7th of June, to nominate - candidates for President and Vice President of the United Stales. ' . The i'ulumbus State Convention will also neminate candidates for the following offices: Secretary of State. Judge ofthe SnpTm?Coart full term. Judtje of the Supreme Court in place of Judge Hunter, resigned. Judge, of the Supremo Court in place of Judge Gholson resigned. Aitomey Generi'l. Comptroller ef the Treasury. - One Member of the Board of Public Works. And in further compliance with the call and recommendation of tbe UMon Organiii tion of Ohio, the several Counties of Franklin, Madison, Greene, and Clarke, composing this ' Congressional District, have decided to hold a District Convention at London, Madisen Coun ty, on the'ISth day of May next, for the pur pose of sslccting two delegates and two alter nates, to represent the iJis'rict in the Nation al Union Convention and by agreement he twoen. the Counties of the District, the Cou- - Tenlion at London will consist of one delegate lor every two -hundred votes cast for Gover nor Brongh at tbe last State ' election, by which apportionment, Greene County will liave nineteen delegates in the Convention. Th Union voters of Greene County, at tbeir Electing on the 14:h of May; will, : therefore, eeleet nineteen delegates to meet ii-Convcn-. lion at London, oa tho 18th of Mfjy, for the purpose of selecting the two delegates, and jwo alternates to represent this Congressional District, in tho N at-iona! Convention. - - 'By order of The Uuion Central Committee for Greene Countw - " A. TEADER, Chairman. ' . J. A. Sextos, Secretary. - April2-i, mi. . .. . . The Presidential Election. '. ' Wc publish on our rt page to-dsy a 'very able article, from the Atlantic Mon thly, on the Presidential election, which ,t will repay. readiqg. Jt advocates the re. nomination and ri election , of .President Vneoln.j in.this we tuost heartily' agree with'tbe author-l The "'J&iitinci ugaified - its'prcference for f3r. Lincoln- before the - f ubjeefe had begun to receive consideration by the prass gcnerallyr- He is an honest man. upright and endeavormg to do right. ' Tin terrible schooling which he has -received in the last three years, has peculi- . urlyCtted hira for the position of Chief 1 MtgL-trate., Tbe people, have tr.'?3 hiin, . and know that he can be trusted. Jle will ; nodoubtedly be re-nominafed by tbe Ba timore Convention. McClellan will prob- ably. receive the nomination at Chicg 'Between these two men the political fight 'will be inadc. On one side will stand the loyal men of the natien; on the other will tt'and the sneaking tiaitors of the North, who bye the rebels more th:m they do t themselves ; who lovo tla very more than - . they do freedom ; .who would be glad to fee the South triumph aDd the Govcrn ' meet f cur fathers utterly destrnjel and wiped from tie family of nations. In the "'coming campa'ga we intend to fight trai t ' ors'w.Uh ung'ovLd hsnds,' and call them !ly their ptorer. names yes 'jrnp.vr, fjr ."iuch 'they will' be who support a" aeeessioa f jm'pathizcr Uitr Pscskl'.iit of the. Eiiited i-.fitatca.- ; :s .. -.3 : -.. . - - ' J -appointed Correspondence from the 60th Correspondence from the 60th Regiment. i, Wc .expect to have several eorrtspon-V-ut' in the OOth Kegituent National Guard, who will keep the ruaJcra of the Sentinel posted iu reference to the doings of the RcgimTnO'hTs .a g oJ time to subscribe as it'wiiL be .r'cweaibwcd tj,nt -e-pirpWto r-eldVjr ftiper'antiU hfor the Presidential election fir the small sum of Kvcutv five ceuts. SeuJ iu the ui'.mcs. j f j ; Correspondence from the 60th Regiment. Progress of Anti-Slavery Sentiment. lbretv years arrwe crjaraized af- mies to uphold free government by Lo-""o r th? LnTOi -and wlarery The mere word abolitionist was a ter ror in our ears. It made us tremble will fear. -"We denounced abolitionists a? Lad men; as enemies to iLeircoun- try'and to their i a:e. There were a few who dared to preach the" doctrine of abolitionism, but they were few and far betweeji. Even here in our free North, if a man obtained the rep utation of being an abolitionist, his home or place of business, if he had any, was. most likely to receive a storm of stones and rotten eggs, if not&ing worse ; and his person was fortunate if it escaped a coat of tar and feathers. A pious preacher in' Illinois, some years ago, by the name of Lovejoy, a good citizen, was shot to death by pro-slavery ruffians, for no sin bat expressing the belief that slavery was wrong. George Thompson, of En gland, when he was in this country a few years ago, was mobbed and hooted out of some of our great free eastern cities, merely because he denounced one of the greatest eils of the world, the sum of all villanics, human slavery ; and a Senator from Massachusetts, for words picturing the burbaritie3 of slavery, was" beaten to the floor of our National Senate, by a bludgeoned villian in the employ of the slave mobocracy. And when the war com menced our generals endeavored to put down rebellious white men with one. hand, and chain-breaking slaves with another. But we. are learning. What we would not understand in peace,God Is teaching us by battle. We are lcar'flg that radicalism is right. We nor begin to see the mire in which the nation was sinking, and he who is a true patriot in this cr?'sis of the Re public, is a radical abolitionist. Slave ry caused the war, and with thL? fact so plain, he who is not in favor of ex"-- terminating every root and branch pf the curse not only 'in SouthCarolina but in Kentucky too must be con sidered as one ' of the enemies of his country. V - . In oi and The Blair Case. Frank Blair is an unmitigated scoun drel. This is now getting to be the general belief. He distinguished him self while in the army by smug gling liquors contrary to orders W hen he 'left the army and came into Congress, he most distinguished him self by his venomous, dirty, tinscru pulous attacks upon Secretary Chase, whosepatriotism is above everybody's suspicion, and whose services to the country since the commenccmnt of the war, have been worth more than those -of the whole family of Blairs from lowest to highest. And what is more, he has succeeded in getting President Lincoln into trouble. He was used so roughly in the Ilouse, that he desired to get back to the ar my, and the President gave him a commission a3 Major General. It is more than intimated that this was utterly contrary to law, and has put President Lincoln, as far as this act is concerned, in an unfavorable light before the people. We have an abiding confidence, however, in the honesty and uprightness of President Lincoln, and believe that, he has en deavored to do right in this case, but he has undoubtedly been duped by rascalish Frank Blair, who begins to look like a public nuisance, and one wbich should be removed rather t ban promoted. .' also to of the are the of is "in The Blair Case. Our Common Schools---Report of the State Commissioner. : We have received from Dr. Spahr the Tenth Annual Report of our State School Commissioner, Hon. E. E.White, who was to serve out the unexpired term for which the traitor Catheart was elected to serve. .Mr. White entered up on the discharge of his duties on the 19th of November, 1863 ; and in nine days from that date, his school report was due. No work had been done on the report by Catheart, and of .course Mr. White could not, in the short space, of nine days, make ont bo full a report, as he could have done in a longer period: of time; but'as it is, the report is very valuable and in teresting, especially to all the friends of education in the state to all who desire iiat the rising generation may grow up in' intelligence rather than in .ignorance, and be .Helps and ornaments in. society, rather than cJogs and difgraces. From this Valuable report we here make several interesting' quotations. The sub ject is of the utmost importance. We should all be interested' in' it- It taes but a third of a century, upon n average, for e'eh generation to pass awy In a ehort time thoe who now guide the ma chinery of tho world will cease to be, and the duties of life will full upon those who are now in the ny hours cf childhood. As the twig is bcut, so the tree will grow. As the mind of the child is cultivated, so will it blossom, in. rnaturer. years. ' How important, that "the children' of the coun try should be properly schooled for their, future responsibilities. And how impor tant it appears that. they, should be cdu Citted whea wo look at, the suhjeet iu a political j'tTiut of- viiSW.,- They are soon to bd tba owners and ruli?rs of .this cotin Iry; ' -The 'very liberties which' this great war is 'row being waged to defend, if they j"? not lost, are to be used by the -youth of hc htnd.aud, if they .arc. virtuousr.iiJ intelligent, t).be enjoyed' by '.ro), and transmitted to future generations. Jt is of the nr st impor'aut suljcct-i which are and the war; most our end who and must be from The ad , ard "than can ene"Se attention of every frieud of hiscoutiry; arm now, before the great Ujitary cauifatgn ot tfcejear is actually commenced, and before the Presidential contest is upon us, we think our readers will conimeu J u fur rivtnf a eons! Jura- ble amount of space in the Sentinel quotations Tom tins report. The following is the number of schools at present taught in the state : " ' " Common Schools, - 14.233 Uigh Schools, - 175 German and Engl'sk Schools, . -86 Colored Schools," 167 Total, - - 14,661. The whole number of white youth in the state between five and twenty-one years of age in September, 1862, is as follows : .".' s ' Male, 457,248 Female, 447,314 Total, - " 904,562. The number of colored youth is, Male, - . - ' 7,726 Peiuale, : 7,586 Total 15,312. Total of both, " 919,874. The whole number of scholars enrolled the state, is 750,413. The total number of scholars in daily attendance, on an average, is 440.726. The whol number of male teachers employed in the state is 8,612. The whole number of female teachers 12,452. The average wages of - teachers per month is - In Common Schools Males, ?25 74 ' " Females, 15 41 High Schools Males, CO 08 " , . Females, 31 91 German and English Schools Males, 28 85 " " Females, 22 33 Colored Schools Males, 25 81 " " Females, 15 56 Mr. White says : " While the enumeration is less, the number of scholars enrolled in the schools shows the remarkable increase of 26,- 744 (the enrollmentbeingaboutfour-fifths .'he enumefition), and the average number ri daily attendance an increase of 6,384. . These pts are signif cant. T.hey show very satisfactorily. ?.hat theehiCieney usefulness of our public schools arc increasing and widening, and that the ad they afford are being more and appreciated by our people. They reveal what must be a gratifying fact every true patriot, that the grand work fitting the next generation of Amer icans to receive those institutions which blood and treasure of their fathers now defending and preserving for them, is going steadily forward." The present school law has been in op eratian ten years, and the educational pro gress made in that time, may be be parti aly shown by the following; 1853. Number of youth enumerated, 806,782 Number of scholars enrolled, 358,417 Average daily attendance, 271,196 Amount paid teachers, SSCC,145 Value of school houses, 52,000,000 Number of schools, '., 5,984 Number of teachers, 13,564 ' 1863. Number of youth enumerated, 919,876 Number of scholars enrolled, 750,413 Average daily attendance, 440,726 Amount paid teachers, : 1,880,863 Value of school houses, ' . 54,633,361 Number of schools, 14,661 Number of teachers, - 21,270 On the subject of truancy, or non-attendance at sthool, the Commissioner makes following remarks, which are worthy earnest consideration:' "But," irrespective of sfatistics, the fact painfully evident that too many of the future citizens ofthe State are growing up open contempt of education." In many cases, these' absentees from our schools are such through the criminal ne glect of their parents. - Many of them are worse thap orphans born and bred in pollution. They spend most of their in the streets and tbe fatal purlieus and in this efficient school of vice preparing for criminals, : Here is the fruitful source of our crime -and rowdy ishi. The absentees from our schools are filling our watch-houses, our jails, and our prisons. They are dupes of demagogues traitors, the fuel of. mob riots, and right arm of bloody treason and civil It may be safely stated that two thirds of the rebel - hordes now in arms against their country are unschooled. Where the common school has done its perfect work, there patriotism burns brighest." - "The discharge of, the sacred duty of bringing all the children in the State into schools must not wait on legislation. Unremitting efforts to sepure this great should at once be put' forth in every school district. The subject appeals loud ly to every educator, to every friend of free government, and to every friend of hu manity, for immediate attention. Those are forfeiting the blessings of educa tion through indifference must be aroused stimulated ; the neglected and needy be cared forj an J the perverse must importnnatcd, and, if necessary forced the traldom of vice and ignorance. . public mind must also be instructed enlightened, and tho public conscience stirred and quickened, so that legislative action on this subject may be demanded sustained." ' . Tie reports of country examiners pre sent thw following instructive summary: Whole number of applicants examin ed. , ' : ' ; . 24,039 Number of applicants rejected, 5.601 1 Number of certificates granted for 24 months,: ' . , C7C Number of certificates granted , fbr 13 months,. 2,1 28 Number of certificates granted for 12. mouths,": . ; ' ' 1 777 months, ' ; , 7j221 Vnntlior nf epvt i fi ion too .r.mf.,1 f..- '1 6 months'. " ' ' t fcru Number of applicants under 'JO rears of ' to to In It . is It of be J age (in C6 countio?,) ; 5,066 j :In regard to ccuufy exammtions, the . Commissioner says. . - "A fair test of the efficiency of a board of examiners other circumstances being considered, is the per cent of applicants tre , jected. In the State at larger twenty per cent. 0f those srVS for certificates fail ed to receive them. It is believed that this average might be increased to thirty per cent, without depriving the schools of teachers." Ia several of the counties as many as one-half of the applications were rejected. In fixing the standard of quali fication, the general status ef education in the county must, however, be considered. To reject too large a number may deprive peme of the'schools of teachers. A good rule is to place the standard' as high as possible, and still supply the schoolawith teachers." The Commissioner speaks as follows in regard to school libraries: - "In response to a circular letter address ed to the boards of examini rs in the differ ent counties of the State," I have received much valuable information respecting the condition and usefulness of our school li braries. By referring to the . letters re. ceived from these officers, found in the appendix, it will be seen that this wiee'pro vision for the education of our youth is generally appreciated and used, in dif fusing useful knowledge among the peo ple. In many townships, however, the libraries are being destroyed. I have even been inquired of to know whether boards of education bare not the power to sell the books and apply the proceeds to school purposes ! ' . ' - It was a great mistake, in the judge ment of the undersigned, that the distri bution of books to townships was not made conditional. If each township had been required to provide a good book case and raise a certain sum for the purchase of .ad ditional books, before it cauld receive its share of books from the State, the libraries would have been welcome and well . pre served wherever founded. They should also have been made township instead of district libraries. It is evident that something should at once be done to preserve our school libra ries. They are the rich legacy of the State, not only to the present, but also to the future generations of her children. If in any locality, the present recipients of her benificenee are indifferent or ungrate ful it is to be hoped that the next gener ation wn.' gladly receive the bequest and M thi friv,'. therefor." . . The Fepori is exceedingly well written, and will well repay rusal. It closes with these words : "The events now transpiriftfc Remind me that there is one change in the instruc tion of our schools, among many oth.rs unmentioned, which I should not pas.? over. On another occasion, I attempted to bAt forth its importance in these words : . Teachers should labor more assiduously impress . upon ! the minds of all our youth, a higher regard for the duties end obligations of citizenship; a deeper rever ence for the supremacy of law and the sa cred provisions of the Constitution j and a purer and more exalted love of country. this great work, we must ignore that dogma of despotism, which teaches that "ignorance is'tbe mother of devotion." The heroic story of the Revolution, next to the sacred story of the Cross, should be familiar to every American youth. A clear insight into the nature and spirit of our civil system, and a necessary knowl edge ofthe primary principles of the Con stitution the patriot's civil scriptures : should be the rich legacy of every Amer ican citizen. Royalty exhausts her re sources to train an "heir apparent" for the throne; shall Democracy leave her sover eigns untaught in the affairs of State ? least, it should no longer be Baid, with truth, that one-half of our public men, who make solemn oath to support the Constitu tion of their country, have never read that document." . .. . The North American Review on McClellan's Report. "Disguise and soften it as we may,- the campaign of tbe Peninsula, was a disastrous failure a failure months long, like a bad no vel in weekly instalments, with "To be con tinued" grimly ominous at tbe end of every part. So far was it from ending in the .cap ture of Iticbmond, that nothing but the gal lantry of General Pope and his army hinder ed the rebels from taking Washington. And now comes Major General George B. McClel lan, and makes affidavit on one volume octo vo, that he is a great military genius, after all. should be seen that genius is of two varie ties. The first finds the enemy, and beats him, second finds him, and succeeds in get ting away. General M.cClellan is .now at tempting a change of base in the face of pub lic opinion, and is endeavoring to escape the consequence of having escaped from the Pen insula. For a year his reputation flared up ward like a rocket, culminated, burst, and now, after as-long an interval, the burnt out case comes down to ns in this report. ' "There is something ludicrously tragio, as our politics are managed, in. seeing an Ad ministration compelled to print a campaign doenment (for such is General McCIellan's Report in a double sense) directed against itself. Yet in the present case, had it been possible to escape the penance, it had been unwise,for we think that nounpredjudicedone can read the volume without melancholy feel ing that General McClellan has foiled himself even more completely than the rebels were able to do. He should have been more care ful of his communications, for a line two hundred aud forty two pages long is likely to have its weak points. The volume before us rather the plea of an advocate refrained to defend the General's professional character and expound his political opinions, than, tho curt, colorless uuimpnssioned statement of facts, which is usually so refreshing in the official pnpers of military men, and has much more the air of being nddresacd . to a jury than to the War Depui tmerit at" Washington. is, fn short, a '.letter to the. people of the United States, under cover to the Secretary' War. General McClellan puts himself upon tbe country , and, after taking as much time to make tip his luind as whon Jie wearied and imperiled the nation iu Ms camp on the Potomac, endeavors to win back from publiq opinion tho victory which nothing but his own over-caution enabled the rebels to snatch from him before Mchuiond,". General Stone who made himself an unenviable lrpntation at Ball's Ulpff, oud whoi oppenrn to he rcsp rjsiblo .for the re cent diHHHter on Red Itivcr, litis been re dut'ctl to the command of a regiment of refnilnr.' Why wasn't ho roduecd to tho position of private jn the rauks ,?. 1 'IT l js rumored tbatConeraL Banks is to removed from command, and that (Jen- c:aI AuSrr ij to sFrscdo Lim. - ' ' . Our Mineral Wealth. Xo subject at this moment is attracting so 1 much public interest as tho immense develop ment or minerals or tho richest character throughout the Western Continent, from Lake Superior to the southern limits of IS'orth America.- " - .. - . - It is scarcely three years since the first dis coveries of gold were made in Colorado, and in that short time tba enterprise and capital of the North have been directed to such an extent to that Territory that during the year 18C3 tbe quantity of gold produced amounted to over twenty millions of dollars; and, if science is not at fault, this is but a tithe of what may he expected when tht improved ap pliances and machinery for mining and separ ating the precious metals are brought into practical use. The pioneers in Colorado were men without either means or experience, and their product of actual gold was quite insignificant as com pared with the results of even the crnde ma chinery which has up to the present time been erected there; but now, notwithstanding the heavy expense of transportation across the plains averaging tea cents per pound it is stated that over 3,000 tuns of machinery, costing some -5,000,000 are on the way to this Territory and under contract and as the fact f has been demonstrated that the ores are inex haustible in quantity, and far exceed in rich ness of yield those of California, it is not ex travagant to estimate the returns this year at double those of last, or that future years will show an increase in the same ratio, until with in a comparitively brief space of time even though the war should continue, and the na tional debt be doubled we shall have from this source alone the means of liquidation. - The development of gold ia these far-off re gions has discovered the existence also of im mense deposits of copper, lead, iron, and coal; all which, thoygh not yet worked, promise to contribute their quota to the future wealth of the great Western States and of the whole country. Thus far, the mines of Colorado have been explored to a depth of only about three hundred feet, and the net product av erages about $700 to the cord of eight tans of quartz; while in some eases, where proper machinery has been used, the yield is as high I at j,oou and even So,UOO in gold per cord. In the more distant Territory of Idaho, gold has -lso been discovered in great quan tities and of equal richness. But tbe prox- imity of hostile tribes of Indians may some what delay the rapid development of its mines. Following the chain of monntains south, we find the great deposits or1 silver, copper, and gold, in Arixona and Kew Mexico; and continuing the same line until we strike the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican States of Guer rero, Michoacon, and Colima, we trace the same mineral deposits, and in the same ex haustless quantity. The delightful climate of Mexico, and the great facility with which ores may be mined in that country, have attracted tbe attention of many of our leading capitalists; and al ready some of the principal silver, copper, Iron, and coal mines of Western Mexico are being worked- by New York Companies. Al ready, one Copper-smelting establishment is in operation on the Pacific coast; and in a few years we may expect that the expensive pro cess of freighting the ores to England and the Atlantic States for smelting wilt be done away with, at least for the amount of copper nsed in China and the East Indies. The Coal deposits of California and Mexi co are being extensively worked also, with the promise within five years of supplying the vastly increasing demand for the Pacific, and reducing the price of this most necessary article the world over. .. Such are the sober facts as to the mineral resources of the great West They may just ify and call for the investment of capital by and by, and on the certain returns we may confidently rely to help us out of the enor mous debt which the rebellion is heaping up against us. In the development of these re sources, wild and unbounded speculations are perhaps inevitable: unprincipled men, with more brass than gold, will trade upon- the easy credulity of those who haste to grow rich;: r0tues will be plentiful and will not want for du'163- Tho crop of precious metals will "vertheiVss De gathered; but it will come from ar"i i-"'50r an judicious investment, and not otherwise". Such labor and such in vestment sCM madc; h-al 'b0Se who have neither :.f l7"Tlk?p out of the vortex of eJc"e"?n 'Po tion; for nothing comes Cf D.oli ,nX, d certainly in gold-mining as i2 c T partment of human industry. lu n?e j first to put down tbe rebellion before ,'xe Per I mit ourselves to be carried away with k. excitement, even if it be in the legitimate de velopment of new and promising resources. We would rather see capital placed in Gov ernment securities, that thereby the country maybe helped to weather the storm it is now struggling against, than it should seek new investments, the returns from which must be distant, as well as uncertain. Let us make haste first to be free and at peace, and then let who will, at their own cost, be it greater or smaller,, make, haste to be rich. Peace first, then prosperity. New York Tribune. THE WAR. BY TELEGRAPH NEWS FROM COLUMBUS. Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Gazette. COLUMBUS May 1st. The' following telegraphic corres pondence settles a question about which there has been ' some doubt amang military officials : "COLUMBUS, April 30. ?To J.B.Fry, Washington, C: , . "Will mea, who are serving in our militia ' under the one hundred days call, if drafted, be allowed to commute at the expiration of the one hundred days, on payment of 300? Please answer by telegraph. Signed . . "B. R. Cowen, : "Adjutant-General of Ohio. .. "Washington, April 30. '.'To R.. B. Cowen, Adjutunt-General of Ohio : . '' '. "Men who may be drafted, while in service under the late call for one hundred days, will not forifeit their right to furnish substitutes or to the payment of commutation, under the enrollment act.--: . Signedr "James B. Fry, J?rovost-Marshal-(Jeneral. " Reports o tho muster, on last Mon day show that the real strength of To THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE. . . TUBE. Boston, May 1. In the JIassachusctts Legislature yesterday, tho Committee on Federal Kelatious reported a series of res olutions in relatioin to nationn! affairs, favoring the prosecution of the war and pledging the resources of the State in its support, recommending an amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery, and declaring that the I'resideut.bas disehirg ed the duties of his office with' fidelity, sagacity and courage, and that his admin istration deserves tbe confidence of the people. ' ' ..... Washington, May 1. The. informa tion received from tho Army of the l'oto rtne to-uijrlit, states that the troops which went to Madison C. U. on Thursday, burned the town to ashes. It is not known whether this was done by orders or not General Burunide vini led General Meade hist night, and spent some hours in his quarters." Deserters who came in yesterday, report Lee's army 80,000 Btrong, with 22,000 ef fective cavalry, all io trood condition, with tt'u days supplies. The railroads rnuaing night and day, bringing up re cf.rcc lucuta. . Nev. Vork, Mny t. Advices from Cuipepper .Coifrt House of last"Jveningr report every thing quiet in tliat vioiuity. - All is quiet on tho Potomac. A ynn Treasury Department. Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Viashinyton, April 7, 1804. WHEREAS, by satisfactory evidence pre sented to the Undersigned, it has been made to appear that The First National Bank of Xenia, in th County of Greene, and State of Ohio, has been duly organized under and ac cording to the requirements of the act of Con gress, entitled " An act to provide a national currency, secured by a pledge of United States stocks, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof," approved February lio, 1803, and has complied with all the provisions of said act required to be complied with be fore commencing the business of Banking: NOW, THEREFORE, I, Hugh McCulloch, Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby cer tify that The First National Bank of Xenia, County of Greene, and State of Ohio, is au thorized to commence the busines ef Banking under the act aforesaid. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, witness my hand and seal of office, this 7th day of April, 18U4. HUGH McCULLOCH, Comptroller of the Currency. Bo22-3t. BOOKS, STATIONERY, Ac. The undersigned, having entered into partnership under the firm name of Fleminrj & Dean. will continue th Bork, Stationery and Jewelry Botineas at the old stand, N". 4 Main Street, XENIA, OHIO. They will keep constantly on hand a full stoek o School, Theological, and Miscellaneous BOOKS, STATIONERY, WLL PAPER, AND The former patrons of tho house, and good eash customers', are solicited to jive as a call, ana exam jng pur stock, before purchasing elsewhere. JOHN FLEMING, J0H27 P- EAN. Xenia, Jan. 15, lS64.-nolO-tf DIAEIES for 1864. General Butler io New Orlea By Parton. Muslin, S2. LETTERS TO THE JONESES, By Timothy Titcomb; '$1.23. A Ivl B E IR, GODS, By Miss Prescott; S1.50. For sale hy Harris fc Co. X 3F3. "3" 3r D J F. PATTON, HATING "greatly enlarged and extended his Drug Establiahment, and correspondingly in creased his stock of Goods, is prepared to offer Great Inducement customers. He invites his old customers and everybody else to call at the old stand, three doors ofthe Poet Office, and examine stock and prices. Prescriptions compounded with neatness and car. LAMPS, LAMPS. TINE assortment of Coal Oil Lamps, rcry low, at PATTON'S. VIOLINS, BOWS. Strings, Bridges, and errrvthing that line at PATTO.VS Ooxigfhss, Coiiijlits. ATTEND to that eougb in time, "delay is dan-gerous."- You c.tu get a liaUam that will rurfr at PATTON'S LARGE STOCK or t Juvenile TOY BOOKS, At Kmis & Cc's. no5 TOILET SOAPS. rKHFl'MF.R Y, Kxtmr'l, Itnjr Presjings, Paney (Joel, aad Notions of all kiuds at PATIVN'S. A J.X. A PUT 6C0DS FANCY GOODS dc, COOPER & HUTCHISON AGAIN IX THE MARKET with the TeryTitsit styles f DRESS GOODS feencii mebJxo; 1 beautiful si?ade Green, Purple; Bine, Laather, Drafc. . ENGLISH MEKIXO Xlc Quality. 31u, Brown, Leather, Grata. EMPRESS CLOTH, Royal Purple, Bright Green, Tai, Browa. WINTER DELAINES (IBAT PLAID AND STRIPE.) SCARLET ALL-WOOL DELAINE, FURS! FURS! FURS! VICTOR I NES, MUFF, .and CUFFS, HOODS, NUBIAS, SKAT1XG CAfS. LADIES' FELT AXD EEATES HATS, Black, Brown, and Brak- SAEFS! SAEFS Sarlt, Green, Blue Solferino, Black. Cloaks & Cloaking Cloth. E00TS Ct SSIOES! MEN'S WAXED BOOTS Water-proef. BOTS' BOOTS Copper-toed. MEN'S EROGANS No Split Leather. LADIES' Glove Kid Balmorals. LADIES Goat and Kid Balmorals. LADIES' Calf Balmorals. MISSES' Calf School Balmorals. CHILDREN'S Balmorals Copper-toed, noo DRUGS, MEDICINES. 18C4. THE CITY DRUG STORE is located, as it has teen for years, at IVo. 55 Main Street. . Ofpoeitc the Court House, J. B. MUBPHY, 'PROPRIETOR,' vrho will take pleasure in 'uppb'icS your wants in all articles usually iept in a well-regulated : DRUG STOEE, .-Consisting in part of r DRUGS, MZD.C.r.ES, CHEMICALS, PURE WINES, Brandies for Medicinal Furp'cs Perfamerlcs and Fancy Articles, OILS Sc COAL OIL and LAMPS, WINDOW CLASS, - IB RTJ-SH'B'S, .. Etc., Etc,, Etc.' A good assortment of. Violins, Flutes, Drums, Fifes, k CHEAP FOR CASH. rhystcians' Prescriptions carefully pu' up. J. B. JirfiPITY noS C3-Xj-A-SS. FIXE sorkt tvery sl. lwT on band at , l'.lHU.is ; I'AMIIA' 3IEDICINES, ) LlrViC usual Ttitlcties may be fonnd at I All 3 It and use My I and sacks year from aad era will your 7!t " of and Skin. arc GOOD, BUT Eobacks are Better. DR. ROBACK'S STOIIACHBITTEHS These Bitten are aol offered to the I tabUe as a mealdse that will cure til the "lHs that Desk is heir to," kot they Ian aa honest, reliable, rrmralal agent, lanl are aa efficient sal iireeahie rex- I later af the system. Ia all sections EOBACS'S BITTZSS. the eoantry, espedaUy In tba billons districts of the West ana Soath-wtst, where they hare seea lalroaaetd, they Lara- pemaateaaed j the Fhyslaiau aa beaeflflal If takea la propep qaaitltles Ia aeronlaace with toe dtrertloas, as a BreTeatlre and core for Fever ana igcae. Liver Coarptalnt, Billons Fever, Dlsprp- EOSACS'S BITTEE3. I sta, Indigestion, Jaandlra, Haziness; I Depression of Spirits, Unci , aid all derageBents.of the digestive fractions. i For Debilitated Persons titer are aartle- I alarly recommended, giving aa appetite aid strength to the whole humaa frame. These Bitten are sclentMcslly pre pared, and are made of a rare tombi EC-BACK'S BITTEES. aatloa f Roots, Plants, Herbs, Bars., aad Seeds, which have heea Iband awt 1 enVctaal by Ions; medkal experience, to 1 aotseas the requisite Toole properties la relieving and rnrln? the above com plaints. These Bitters are the poop Baa's Mead, savlag him many doctor's bills, as well as the rich asaa's solace and EC-BACK'S BITTEES. 1 comfort; ravlgorattng the weak and de- I billtated, drHlaa aaaj meiaacholj, mak I log a lift of misery one of analloyed 1 enjoyment. These Bitten have heea In- I trodnced, aad are bclsg ased, aot ooly I la tbe hospitals, bat among the soldiers. 1 as aa appetizer, tonic, aid regilitop ef I the system thraa;lioat the Army ef the EOEACS'S BITTEES. Xerth, by and with tbe consent of tbe highest goverament aathortty. Ia point oX strength I will giarantre my Bit ten to contain a larger pro port lea of peal medlrlial Ingrrdlrata ntf vlrtsrs than acy other stomach Bitten In the market ; and by comparlsoa with otben It will be seea at oare, that Ibey are EC-BACK'S BITTEES. stroagep, aad apoa trial wfll be fbnad more efficient, thaa all otben; they are agreeable to the tasie, Invigorating ia effect, made of good materials; aad aa article that all my csstomen parrhase the second time nUh equal sallsCteUo."" let everybody try them, ar.d they will be fully convinced of the truth of the above. DOBACO CHOICE WINES I Lip Ci Tbe Wiirerowtn of tbe West hare dis- I covered that alter the Carawba-grape has I yielded the dellrionswlneaablghryprtzed, 1 an eiceedlngly One flavored braxdy, I itsslng rare medicinal properties, ran be 1 k extracted by carefal daililatloa. Being ever eager to advance any dis- 1 1 eovery that tends to an Improvement of MACK'S CHOICE WINES & LipiX thesanHary condition of the publlr.C. W. Roaack has coast ructcd large and costly doable copper stills, of a peculiar model. with which he prodacrs tbe Catawba Brandy, la Its greatest purity, retaining all those medical qualities for which It is se much valued and rerommeaded by ptiyjlrlaas. Peach, Cherry, Swedish, tad OBACK'S CHOICE WIMSIIIPK. Cognac Brandy, Boarbon and Eye Whis- I ky, Holland fill. Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps, Cherry Bounce, and ail other domestic liquors, are manufaetnrrd aad distilled by tbe same ea refill aid delicate process, and kept constantly oa hand lor sale, wholesale er in any desired quanti ty. Still Catawba Wine, warraaled pure, EQBACOC2!)ICmZmip& procured from tbe sarroaading viae-1 yards, sold by tbe box, gallon, er task. at tbe lowest market arlee. Bobark's iwret Malaga Wise Is tbe most excellent article of the kind to be lb aid ti tbe Western country, and tbe Port Wine be offers for sale has ae equal. Ofllce and Manufactory Sos. S8, 5, M and M East Third Street, Claelaaatl, O. Suffer not.' Ill Cars! .Try He- If yon have Neural sia. use Dr. Barber's relief. you have rheumatism, try it. If you have head ache, try it. If you huva toothache, it will cura you. Jj you have cntuip-cliolic, it cares iu tive minutes. If yoa get crouo, it wirl cure it quicker than any reuieiiy ever fouud; bathe the rh4t and neck freely and pnt a fiam.el over the j-art. If you have Bore throat, use it. Ii'you have children who. have eholic-pains, give them two drops in a litiJe water and sugar; it. enrsi them- If J" have piles sores, try it.' If yoa Have old sws, use it, and rnv Restorative Pills and get well. Sold by all dealers. Look out for counterfeits. name on each label, and my initials on tho stamp. All others are counterfeit. 8-ly Ph. G. BARBER. LIFE Oil DE ATII SOLDIERS, Don't go Eack . to the "War! .''OR many har,e idd from' I'vurbora aad.Bys . entcry in your regiment : now take warning do not return without supplying yonr knr- with a bottle of l'r. Strickland's Aoti-t:Lol-er Mixturo : remember hum vary were .ived last by taking it after heing iis-bar.-ed aa I ent the hospitals as incuraule. " Cue oV.j w-M im mediately relieve the most severe cases of l'iar rhica or Dysentery. It is acknowledged by tho faculty to be tha jdicino. ktroiva to euro Chronic Piarrhoea and lvnU'TT. Nott, dou't neglect it, for in your return a chaW f,liet aa-l water, etc., will most certainly bring on Piar.u.,,, 5 cent b ttle of Ir. Strickland's Anti-Cbol Mixture will cure you and several others. It keep gd in any climate. Io not foil to tell cooira ies to put bottle of it ii tuvirr knap sacks. S"ld !r rnn?ists and prepared only by Pr. A STRICKXAM", No. 3 Past pourth meet. Cincin nati, Ohio. nol'J-ly DISLES ! ! DI3LES 1 1 ' J A tARf.E TARlfcrr Ui . j ' YEL A" 12 T ASD ' ' Clicnpei lJintliitST? For sale by V. noi HAI1KK J. l Dr.'TrCKR. PR. TCCKER has returned fro:n F.uropo, resume.1 rraciT- r. . r . - - . PR Tl't'KKK wiHte nf Aenm fKing House) Mondav, April -4th. lie has now visited Xenia over six ve-s.-arl will cr.ii- tiriue. JJ.i former success is a stifhcicnt guarantee fnr the futHre. -1 ' PK. Tl'l'KKR cures all cnruMe uisoae the Throat, I.unjrs, and t'hest; aiso all diseases of the S-tomacb, Liver. Heart. Kidney, Powels; sud all eruptive diseases of the 1K. -TUCKER is a rcsular graduate ir. medfchip has - attended the Col e s an4 Hospitals of Europe, vii; at Pt bl :-., tjii) buvgb, l.onXui, and Paris. Tho afllieted with aJ Chron'c dicse invited to call. . " roSSVlt-lTHVl KC.'i nj'.T-tf '