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SETH W. BROWN, EDITOR. THE DAY. THE DAY. Give Thanks---Rejoice---Celebrate. The millions we joyful to-day. The heart of the Nation responds to the brave work executed by the skill and valor of ur heroic defenders. To-day it is a proud thing to be an American. To-day millions of voices join in the glad chorus of victory. To-day the People meet to give thanks, to rejoice, to celebrate. "Our father1! God, to thee, Author of liberty, To thee we ting ; Long may oar land be bright f With freedom'e holy light; Protect ui by the night, Great God, oor King." To-day the thunders of cannon, the ex ultant shouts of multitudes, and the U deumt of triumph are borne away togeth er around the land. To-day the farmer's plow stands idle in the bursting soil. To day the door of business stands not sjar. To-day the sanctuary is filled with the rev erent thanksgiving throng. To-day the Nation is swaying and pulsating with the raighty emotions which crowd the hour. : And well may the people rejoice. They have abundant cause. The war approach es a final termina'ion. The Nation, with its giant load of interests and hopes, is saved saved for the present and all the future. Peace draws near, when blood ebed shall cease. Let the people give thanks and celebrate. Let all the Earth rejoice. - THE DAY. The day brings with it exciting memo ries some of pain, some of pleasure. Pour years ago this day the American Flag was lowered from the ramparts of Sumter in the face of a traitorous, rebel lious foe. The hoarse, fearful rattle of hostile cannon told us all too plainly that the degenerate sons of South Carolina had rallied in thousands around the dark flag of Disunion. Our own countrymen, our own friends, our own brothers, stood with bayonet and saber ready to pierce the heart of our country ready to dip their hands in fraternal blood. Had the foe been foreign wo could better have borne the stroke; but being of our own household the pang was stinging. And these are the painful memories of the day. But there are other glorious memories which come up from that historio Day.. The cannon which crumbled the walls of Sumter aroused the People to a fervid patriotism akin to that which burned in the days of Lexington. The peaceful hum of industry everywhere abated. The stalwart farmer youth quit Lis plow like Putnam in the old and better days. Bo man Cincinnatus loved not his country more than these loved theirs. In fellow ship with peace the Nation sought to avoid the hcrrors of war; but whan it became solely a question of Life or Death to her she hesitated not to gird about her lo'ns the armor of conflict. From the distant gold fields on the wild shores of the Pacific, to the towering pine-clad hills of Maine; from valley and prarie the land ove'j like Poles from their Mou' tain fastnesses, sprang the Millions at the tocsin cf defense. 'Brave self-sacrifice was coveted. Nobler women than the Spartan matrons gave husbands, and sons, and betrothed ones, to fight as well and die as bravely as did the heroes at the famous Pass of Thermopyl. Tarty lines vere effaced, and with a union cf bands and a union of hearts walked forth the patriots to battle for th9 "green Graves of their Sires, God and their Native land. And these are the glorious memories of the day we celebrate. THE RESULT. After four years of war of painful, bloody war we are near unto the end. Four ' years ago to-day the Nation was wrapped in the gloom of defeat. To-diy it celebrates the grandest victories. The rebel power is broken. Its greatest army is destroyed. Its famous" military leader is a prisoner of war. Its civil chiefs are lying for safety. They seek refuge from the scorn and hatred of. a betrayed and outraged people. They will endeavor to reach some foreign land. But wherever they go, they will each in the anguish of their souls utter the cry of misery : Me miserable ! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite de?pairT Which way I fly am hell, myself aid hell !" The day of great battles, of wholesale slaughter, has passed by. The suppres sion of small bands of armed men, roving guerrillas, is but a question of time. The one great fact is assured, that the Bepublio is triumphant. There is no more doubt, no more despair, no more gloom. The people have tested their strength. It has not been found wanting in power to maintain free Government. The result is not less gratifiying to-us than it is astonishing to foreign nations. Democratic Government has been tried in the fiercest of all tests the test of civ il war. Its power of self-preservation, as exhibited here, amazes the world. Aris tocrats deplore the result. The Young BepuLlic of the Western "World is Mis tress of the Nations. II er Navy is strong er than that of England. Her Army is stronger than that of France. She has bo equal no peer. TO WHOM THE NATION IS INDEBTED. First, be thanks and proise to the God of Battle, who has stayed the '''efcasteu- I . - : ing hand," and graciously permitted vic tory to crown the efforts of our Armies. To the God of our Fathers be the glory. And, secondly, be honor and tame, and fame, to the brave soldiers of the Repub lic. The Nation can never fully discharge the debt of gratitude it owes to its heroic defenders. History does not record an instance where men have voluntarily suf fered so much for their Country. " O'er many a dark and dreary vale They passed, and many a region dolorous; O'er many a frozen, many a fiery Alp ; Rocks.caves.lakes.fens.bogs and shades of death A Universe of Death." Through four long years of battle and of death have they stood without flinching, without shrinking, and all to save the common heritage. .To them be respect and support. To them, be the post of honor forever I But, Alas ! multitudes have gone down in the fierce conflict, and are beyond the hearing of our feeble words of praise and reverence. "Where sleep they Earth ? by no proud stone Their narrow couch of rest is known ; The still sad glory of their name Hallows no mountain unto Fame. " But we can cherish their memory, and hold it sacred through all time. And now that the struggle is past, let us move gently yet efficiently to heal the ghastly wounds it has left us. Let us tenderly care for all the maimed and sick ened. And let us bestow our sincerest sympathies, and invoko God's choicets blessings, upon all the heart-broken the shattered reeds the light, and life-, and joy, and love of whose homes and hearth stones are extinguished forever. And mat God grant Liberty and long Life to the ItErrrBLia. The Surrender of Lee's Army. The surrender of Lee's Army is the most important event of this war. Both in its magnitude and in its consequences, it stands without a parallel. And as a victory, it is of more value to the coun try than any previous success. The vic tory of Fort Donaldson; that of Pea Pudge; that of New Orleans; that of Shiloh; that of Vicksburg; that of Gettysburg; that of Missionary Ridge ; that of Atlan ta ; that of Cedar Creek ; the victory of Sherman's march to Savannah ; that of his march to Fayetteville ; that of his march to Goldsboro; tie victory of Wil minn-ton : that of Charleston : and that o of Richmond : all these were most im portant victories for a nation in the death- struggle for existence.- But after they had all been fought and won, the main- stav of the Rebellion Lee s veteran Army remained. The capture of Richmond was a great victory for our cause; not that the place was of any very great strategetio impor tance, but because it was the capital of the Rebellion, in which congrrgated the master-spirits of the Confederacy, and to defend which was marshaled the most powerful army of treason; and, also, because, fur four long years we had been wasting endless treasure and the best blood of the nation to break up the rebel seat of Government. Its possession re-inspiritcd our army and electrified the country. It woke up and re-kindled the fires of patriotism. It cast a pall of gloom over the South. It enabled our National authorities to declare to foreign people that the rebel Government, de facto existed no longer. But the capture of Ricmond, without the capture of Lee's army, was by no means the end of the power of the rebel lion. So long as that army of tried war riors, under their consummate General remained, there was danger of no insig nificant importance to the country. The armies of the Confederacy could fight without a capital. So long as they remain ed, organized, under a competent leader, in a country of vast resources, they could do effective battle for their cause. Ar mies, not cities, were the eupnort of the rebellion. On that historic Monday morning, Grant and Sheridan tarried not to make pomp ous entrance into the city of their con quest. Leaving 8 single corpse of color ed soldiers beh'ind, they pushed on, brave ly, nobly. Lee made endeavors to reach the Danville road, that he might form a junction with Johnston. But Sheridan was ahead of him, and Lee was forced to retreat in the direction of Lynchburg. With indomitable perseverance and ener gy our forces followed him, and finally crowded him to the wall, where he was held as in a vice. He could not retreat. He could not longer successfully offer re sistance. He surrendered himself and his whole army to Grant ! And thus was broken up the grand re bel Army of Northern Virginia. The termination of its career wa3 reached. It gave itself up. It fell ; and with it fell the great Rebellion. With Lee a priso ner the Confederacy is without a military head. There is none left to direct the movements of the rebel armies. Johnston can not hold out against Sherman. Mo bile and every other important point in rebel possession, must speedily succumb. Even Jeff. Davis himself must now lose faith in the success of h is cause. His gOT ernmcnt is at an end, and he must seek personal security in flight to some foreign country. And thus after four years of war, of battle, of bloodshed, of sorrow, of danger, we are a Nation ! The Republic stands erect in the pride of its power and glory. Its armies are strong enough to sweep from end to end of the Continent. Our territory is all our own. The Union is preserved. Liberty and safety, are insur ed. The perpetuity of the Government is rendered certain. We have maintain ed the Nation's honor. Our Flag is un tarnished. It has lost no stripe, no star. The Nation is United, Free, Triumphant ! The State Convention. It has been decided by the Stite Cen tral Committee to hold a Convention, for the nomination of State Officers, at Col umbus, on Wednesday, the 21st day of June. The basis of representation will be one delegate for every five hundred votes cast for President Lincoln in 1861. Ac cording to this representation, Greene County will be entitled to seven votes. The several Counties are requested to hold their meetings for the selection of dele gates on Saturday, June 10th. The representation from the army, as determined by the State Central Commit tee, will be as follows : 1 delegate for each regiment, and for each regiment having a fraction of 250 Union votes over 500, 1 additional delegates; for each separate or ganized battallion, 1 delegate, and for each independent battery, 1 delegate the lat- j ter being entitled to only a half vote in the Convention. THE AMERICAN FLAG. Flag of the brave I thy folds shall fly The sign of hope and triumph high. When speaks the signal-trumpet tone, And the long line comes gleaming on, Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet, Has dimm'd the glistening bayonet, Each soldier's eye shall brightly turn To where thy meteor -glories burn, And as his springing steps advance Catch war and vengeance from the glance; And when the cannon's mouthings loud. Heave, in wild wreaths, the battle shroud, And gory sabers rise and full, Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall. There shall thy victor glances glow And cowering foes shall sink below Each gallant arm, that strikes beneath That awful messenger of death. Flag of the seas! on ocean's wave "7 Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave. When death, careering on the gale, Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back, Before the broadside's recline rack. The dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, Ana smne to see tny splendors By In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's only home I By angel hands to valor given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy lines were born in heaven. Forever float that standard slreet I Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner waving o'er us. Jeff. Davis proposed last fall "to wipe out the name of Sherman from the roll of Yankee Generals." Since then Sherman has written his name not only anew "up on the roll of Yankee Generals," bnt all over the States of Georgia and the Caro-Unas. THE GREAT VICTORY. The Surrender of Lee's Army. The End of the Rebellion. GENERAL GRANT TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR. CLIFTON HOUSE, VA., April 9. Eon. E. it. Stanton, Secretary of War: The following correspondence has taken place between General Lee and myself. There has been no relaxation in the pursuit during its U. S. GRANT, Lieut.-Gen. GRANT PROPOSES THAT LEE SURRENDER. April 7, 1865. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding C- S. A: General: The result.of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further re sistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it.as my. duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederates States Army known as the Army of Northern Virginia. Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, U. S. GRANT, Commanding Armies of the U. S. LEE ASKS FOR CONDITIONS. April 7, 1865. General: I have received your note of th's date. Thongh not entirely of the opinion you express of the- hopelessness of the further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia, I reciprocate your desire to avoid useless effusion of blood, and, therefore, before considering your proposition, ask the terms will offer, on condition of its surrender. R. E. LEE, General. To Lieut-Gen. TJ. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the U. S. GRANT'S ONE CONDITION. April 8, 1864. General R. E. Zee, commanding C. S. A: Gmeral: Your note of last evening in re ply to mine of the same date, asking the con ditions on which I will accept the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, is just re ceived. In realy, I will say that Peace being my first desire, there is but one condition I insist upon, viz: that the men surrendered shall be disqualified for taking up arms again against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged. I will meet you, or designote officers to meet any officers you may name, for the purpose of arranging defi nitely the terms upon which the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia will be re ceived. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. GRANT. Lieutenant-General comd'g. U. S. A. LEE WANTS TO TREAT ON PEACE. April 8, 1865. General: I received at a late hour your note of to-day in answer to mine of yesterday. I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to nsk the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army; but as the restoration of peace should be the sole object of all, I desire to know whether your propo sals would lend to that end. I would not. therefore, meet you with a view to surrender the Army of Northern Mrginia; but as far as your proposition may effect the C. S. forces under my command, and tend to the restora tion of peace, I should be pleased to meet you at 10 A. M. to-morrow, on the old stage coach road to Richmond, between the picket lines of the two armies. Very respectfully your obedient servant E. LEE, General, C. S. A. To Lieut.'-Gen. Grant, Commanding Armies of U. S. GRANT DECLINES PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. April 9, 1865. General R. E. Lee, commanding C. S. A: Tour note of yesterday is received. As I have no authority to treat on the snbject of peace, the meeting proposed for 10 A. M. to day could not lead to any good. I will state however, General, that I am equally anxious for Peace with yourself, and the whole North entertain the same feeling. The terms upon which Peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms, they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousand of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed. Sin cerely hoping that our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life, I sub scribe myself Very respectfully your obedient servant, U, GRANT, Lieut. Gen. U. S. A. WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, April 9—9 P. M To Major-General Diz, New York: This Department has received the official report of the surrender this day of General Lee and his army, to Lieut-Gen Grant, on the terms proposed by General Grant. to E. M. STANTON. Secretary of War. HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE U. S., April 9—4:30. P. M. To Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: General Lee surrendered the ArniT of North of . ' ern Virginia this afternoon, upon the terms proposed by myself. The accompanying additional correspon dence will shew the condition fully. U. S. GRANT, Lieut.-Gen. LEE TO GENERAL GRANT. April 9, 1865. General: I received your note of this morn ing on the picket line, whither I had come to meet you, and ascertain definitely what terms. were embraced in your proposition of yester day with reference to the surrender of this ar. my. I now request an interview, in accord ance with the offers contained in yourletter of yesterday, for that purpose, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. E. LEE General. Lieut.-Gen. Grant, Comm'g U. S. Armies. GRANT TO GEN. LEE. April 9, 1865. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding the Confederate Statei Armies: Tour note of this date is but this moment (11:50 A. M.) received, in consequence of my having passed from the Richmond & Lynch burg road to the Farmville & Lynchburg road. I am at this writing about 4 miles west of Walters Church, and will push forward to the front for the purpose of meeting you. No tice sent to me on this road where you wish the interview to take place, will meet me, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. GRANT, Lieut.-General. GRANT'S TERMS OF SURRENDER. APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, April 9. Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A: In acoordande with the substance of my letter to you of the 8th inst., I propose to re ceive the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on the following terms, to-wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given foaa officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officers as you may designate. The offi cers to give their individual paroles not to take arms against the Goven ment of the United States until properly exchanged; each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery and public property, to be parked and stacked and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them This will not embrace the side-arms of the officers nor their private horses or bagprage This done, each officer and man will be allow ed to return to their homes, not to be disturb ed by the United States authorities bo long as they observe their parole, and the laws in the force where they may reside. Very respectfully, rr. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. LEE ACCEPTS GRANT'S TERMS. Headquarters Armt of Northern Va., April 9. JjieuL-Uen. U.S. Grant, Com'd'g IT. S. A General: I have received your letter of this date, containing the terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, as pro posed Dy you. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in your letter of the 8th inst, they me accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations tuto eilect. Very respectfully, your ob't servant, R. E. LEE, General. THANKSGIVING FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT. WAR DEPARTMENT, D. C., WAR DEPARTMENT, D. C., 9:30 P. M., April 9, 1865. To Lieutenant-General Grant: Thanks be to Almighty God for the great victory with which He has this day crowned you and the gallant army under faur com- manu. ine thanks of this Department of the Government and of the people of the United States, their reverence and honor have been deserved and will be given to you and the brave and gallant officers and soldiers of your army tor ail time. E. M. STANTON. Secretary of War. SALUTE OF 200 GUNS TO BE FIRED. WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON. 10 o'clock P. M., April 9. Ordered that a salute of two hundred guns be fired at the headquarters of every army and department, and at every post and ar senal in the United States, and at the Milita ry Academy at West Point, on the day of the receipt oi mis order, in commemoration of the surrender of General Lee and the Army or northern Virginia to Lieutenant-General Grant and the army under his command. Re port on the receipt and execution of this or der ig to be made to the Adjutant-General at EDWIN M. STANTON. Secretary of War. Sabbath School Meeting. The Ministers of the Xenia District will meet in this cily, on Wednesday, April 19th, consult about raising money for Missions and other interests of the Church. The afternoon business meeting will be in Trinity Church at 2 P.M. and the evening Public Sabbath School MeetiDg at 7 o'olock the first M. E. Church. Addresses will be delivered by Rev. M. Clark, of Lebanon, Rev. Parrott of Monroe, and Rev. Mr. Gaddis, Tellow Springs. The meetiug will be one interest and should hrinir nut t-rnwdod , 0 - - - - . . . - bouse. - the hv THE DAY WE CELEBRATE. THE DAY WE CELEBRATE. BY MILES O'REILY. Bad luck to the man who is sober to-night I He's a could-hearted bodhagh, or saycret Seceslier, Whose heart for the Ould Flag has niver been right, An' who takes in the fame of his counthry no pleasure. Och, murther 1 will none o' yei hould me, me dears 1 Or it's out o' me shkin wid delight I'll be jumpin' ; Wid me eyes swimmin' round in the happiest tears, An' the heart in me breast like a piston-rod thumpin' ! Musha, glory to God ! for the news you have siut, Wid your own purfy fisth, Misther Presi- dentLinkinl An' may GoJ be around both the bed an' the tint Where our bully boy Grant does his atin' an' thinkin' 1 Even Shtanton, to-night, we'll confiss he was right, Whin he played the ould scratch wid our have-jou-his-curkise ; An' to gallant " Phil Sherry " we'll dhrink wid deligt, On whose bright plume o' fume not a spot o' the dark is ! Let the chnpcis be openel, the althars illumed, An the mad bells ring out trom aich turret an' shteeple; Let the chancels wid flowers be adorned an' perfumed, While the Soyarths God bless 'em ! give thanks for the people! For the city is ours that " Mac " sought from the start, An' our boys through its streets " Hail Co lumbia are yelliu An' there's Payee iu the air, an' there's pride in the Heart An' our Flag has a fame that no tODguecan be teuin I To the dioul wid the shoddy-contractors, an' all Them gold speculators, whose pie is now " humble ! The cost o' beef, praties, an' whisky will fall. An' what more could we ax for the rints too will tumble ? On the boys who survive, fame an' pensions we 11 press, Every orphan the war's med, a home we'll decree it; An' aich soldiers young sweethart shall have a new dhress, That will tickle her hayro, returnin' to see it! Oh, land o' thrue freedom! oh, land of our love, Wid your ginerous welcome to all who but seek it ; May your stars shine as long as the twinklers above An' your fame be so grand that no mortial can shpeak it I All the winds o' the world as around it they mow, No banner so glorious can wake into mo tion : An' wid Payee in our own land, you know we may go, Just to settle some thrifiin' accounts o'er the ocean! So come, me own Eileen I come Nora an' Kate, Come Michael an Pat, all your Sunday duds carry ; We'll give thanks in the chapel, an' do it in sthate, An' we'll pray for the sowls o' poor Mur tagu au' Larry. Woe's me ! in the black swamps before it they shleep, But the good God to-night whose thrue faith they have cherished His angelb will send o'er the red fields - a-shweep, In aich cowld ear to breathe, " Not in vain hove you perished ! '' bad luck to the man who is sober to-night ! He's a cowld-hearted bodhagh, or saycret Secesher, Whose heart for the Ould Flag has niver been r'g". An' who takes in the fame of his counthry no pleasure I Och, murther! will none o' yez hould me, me dears I For its out o' me shkin, I'm afeard, I'll be jumpin Wid me eve3 sa"immia' round in the happi- est tears, An' the heart in me bressht like a piston rod thumpin' I New-York, April 3, 1305. Up, Lee's Surrender. New York, April 11. The Herald publishes a list of the general efficer3 surrendered by Lee. It comprises General-in-Chief, three Lieuten- seventeen major Gener als, aud sixty-one Brigadier Generals ; amonr them are Anderson, Echols, Eivell, already a prisoner, Finnegan, Heath, iushrod Johnson, Kershaw, Longstreet, Mahnne, McCausund, Mosebv, Ould, the Exchange Commis sioner, Femberton, Fiikett, Eosser, Sorrel, and Henry A. Wise The number of men actnally surrendered Lee U frm 20,000 to 22.000. Up, Up, nark " Site fetrth gtniinl SETH W. BROWN, EDITOR. FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1865. "With malice toward neae, with charity for all. with firmness in the right, as God gives at to see the right, let tu strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds; to eare for him who shall have borne the battle, and for hU widow and his orphans; to do all which tav achieve and cher ish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." Extras. w "tail print a few Extras th'u morninf containing merely tie inside matter of thi week's issue. Meeting at Firemen's Hall on Monday Evening. Monday morning brought with it the cheer ing news of the surrender of Lee's army ; and, also, the Proclamation of the Governor of Ohio, appointing Friday, the 14th inst, as a day of Thanksgiving and Rejoicing for our Victories. It was at once decided by dur cit ixens that we should duly celebrate the day in Xenia. Accordingly, a meeting was ealled for Monday evening to make the necessary arrangements. E. H. Munger wai called to the Chair, and James Kyle was appointed Secretary. By a unanimous vote of the meet ing, the citizens were requested to illuminate their houses on Friday evening. A committee of two was appointed to request the County Commissioners to illuminate the Court-House . A committee of twelve, consisting of three from each Ward, was appointed to make necessary arrangements for the celebration. A Finance committee, consisting of one from each Ward, was, also appointed. It was moved by the meeting that J. W. King be requested to do nate five kegs of powder for the occasion. To the request he assented. It was moved and passed that the President and Secretary of the meeting should request Got. Brough to be present oa Friday and address the peo ple. It was moved by the meeting that all the veteran soldiers in the County be requested to participate in the celebration, and that a post of honor in the procession be assigned them. A committee was appointed to procure all the drummers and fifers that could be ob tained. We have not in our possession the names of the members of all the committees. We hope to receive the report of the Secretary of the meeting. Rev. Findley announced that there would be service in the 1st U. P. Church on Friday morning, at half past ten o'clock. Eloquent and stirring speeches were made by Revs. J. J. Hill and R. D. Harper. The meeting joined in singing " Rally Round the Flag," and "John Brown's Soul is March ing On." The best of feeling, and the utmost enthusiasm prevailed. Let the Celebration be a grand one. The Celebration in Xenia To-day. The Committee of Arrangements has adop ted the following order of exercises for the celebration in this city to-day : "Ringing of all the bells, from five to six o'clock A. M., and a salute of Thirty -seven guns, under the supervision of Capt. Geo. B. McPherson. Thanksgiving services in Rev.B-r. HarpeT'e Church, commencing at 10 o'clock. Assembling of the National Guards at the Court House at three o'clock. Singing by the Glee Club, and speeches by Gov. Brough and Col. J. Given. ORDER Or EXERCISES FOB THE EVENIStQ. Ringing of all the bells at six o'clock, and a salute of thirty-seven guns. Meeting of the citizens again at the Conrt House. Singing by the Glee Club, and Mar tial Music. FORMATION OF THE GRAND PROCESSION. Under Col. R. Stevenson, assisted by Ma jor Fisher, Capt A. King, Staily Stemble, John Brown, and Wm. Uerritt, in the follow ing order : Colors Color Bearer, J. A. Brown, of the 74th Regiment; Blue Lights; Music; Veterans; National Guards with their Mu sic ; seminaries and schools under thir rro- fessors and Teachers ; Music ; Citizens. The procession will move at 7 o'clock as fol lows : Form the. right resting on Detroit street. North, up Market to Columbus, Columbus to Church, down Church to West, thence to-Water, up Water to Detroit, thence to Second, up Second to Columbus, thenca to Main, down Main to West, thence to Second, up Secosd to Detroit, thence to Market, dnwn Market to West, thence to Main, np Main to the Court House, where the grandest display of fire works will be exhibited ever witnessed in Xenia. Bonfire under the direction cf Marshal Bailey. A general invitation is extended to all the citizens of the County to participate in the exercises of the occasion. RICHMOND IS OURS. Richmond is ours ! Richmond is ours I Hark 1 to the jubilant chorus I Up, through the lips that no longer repress It Up, from the Heart of the People 1 God bless it I Swelling with loyal emotion, Leapeth our joy, like an ocean I Richmond is ours 1 Richmond is ours I Babylon falls, and her temples and towers Crumble to ashes before us I Glory to Grant! Glory toJranl I Hark I to the shout of our Nation t from the Irish Heart, up from the German Glory to Sheridan I Glory to Sherman I Up, from all Peoples uniting Freedom's high loyalty plighting Glory to all ! Glory to all ! Heroes who combat, and Martyrs who fall I Lift we our joyous ovation I Fling out the Flag! Flash out the Flag I Up from each turret and steeple! from the cottage, and over the mansion I Fiingout the symbol of Freedom's expausion I Victory erowneth endeavor! Liberty seals us forever 1 from each valley, and out from each crag, Fling out the Flag 1 Flash out the Flag I Borne on the breath of the People ! Richmond is ours! Richmond is ours I Hark ! how the welkin is riven! ! to the joy that our Nation convulses, Timing all hearts to the eaanon's loud pulses ; Voices of heroes ascending. Voices of martyred ones blending; Mingling like watch words on Liberty s towers, Richmond is ours i nicniuonu is ours ; . Freedom rt-j'iiccth in Heaven ! A. J. H. DUGANNE.