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The Result in the State Doubtful Tfcrd ttetnrns Inremplelo and Straggling. To put the worst look on the incomplete returnsof the election in this State yesterday, we will iconcede, until something better is received, that they make the result doubtful, with the odds in favor of the Democrats. The vote was a light one, the gains of the Democrats—as in Phila delphia—decided, with a pretty uniform cutting down of the Re publican majorities. If the re port of six thousand in Berks is correct, it is indicative that the Democrats have held their own in their strongholds. Under such circumstances we can not quite Serceivehow our majority in the tate last year—which was 17,- 174—can stand the drafts, great and small, thus made upon it: The result in Philadelphia wipes out something like forty per cent, of it. A loss of one thousand is reported in Chester. While we have offsets in the reported re sults in Fayette and a few other counties, we are apprehensive that they will not prove suffi cient to withstand these losses. Oar friends in Philadelphia ex press considerable confidence; but unless they have figures de cidedly different from those we have, we do not quite see where fore. We hope they are correct and shall await returns that are to prove they are with interest and as much hopefulness as the circumstances will permit.— Pittsburgh Commercial. ALLEOHi:*!' tOBXTT. The majority for Williams in Allegheny county, which will be not far from six thousand, is not as large as it should have been. It is, however, about of a piece with the rest of the State—hav ing some spots where the Repub licans have made positive gains. The vote east is small—and the result, so far from demonstrating a change in popular sentiment, only proves that hero, as well as elsewhere, thousands of Repub licans had business somewhere else than at the polls. The majority for Errett for Senator, while he receives agiKxl , many less votes than Williams,! will be greater over Barr thanj William's majority over Shars wood. Barr fared badly all round. Salisbury probably took some five hundred votes from him, while the Workingmen made inroads that helped todam age him a 9 a running man. BURTT, the Workingmen's can didate, has probably received in the neighborhood of four thous and votes, and it has been dem onstrated that nobody on that ticket at any time had the ghost of a chance of being elected.— Pittsburgh Commercial. COLUMBUS, O. Speech of Cbief Justice Chase. COLUMBUS, 0., October 6.—Hon. Salmon P. Chase anived here last night ■nd was enthusiastically received by the citizens. He made the following speech: F*IENDB ANB FELLOW CITIZENS : This greeting takes me entirely by sur priie. I came to Ohio to perform some private duties, and one public duty. I hare avoided as far as possible, for I thought myself bound to avoid, all pub lic demonstrations. In tho position which I occupy, I am not at liberty to take an activj part in a political canvass —I have my opinions, however, as a man and as a citizen, and it would be mere affectation if on an occasion like this I should refrain from saying that I abide in the faith and cherish the sympathies you have so often heard mo avow. lam not, as you know,'a man given to change my rote, therefore, on Tuesday next it* will be given for the candidates of the great party whose proud distinction is that it demands equal rights and exact justice to all men, and insist on main taining inviolate the public faith. My whole political life and my whole public conduct pledge me to this, and I rejoice in the belief that the noble people whom it has been my pride to serve in days not long past will, on the one hand, sternly refuse their sanction to any vio lation of national eon tracts, and on the other generously extend the right of *uff rage to all men to whom it is i>t present unjustly denied. With these few words and thanking you again and for the kindness of your welcome tonight, and for the kindness with which you have followed me ever since I eutcred publio life, you will now permit me to bid you good night. COLERIDOI w«-> discnntine, in the presence of Charts Lamb upon the repulsive appear ance of the oyster. ''lt isn't handsome, Coleridge," said Lamb ; "but it lias the ad vantage of jwu in one thing-"' Whatistba' ?' queried Coleridge, who as every one knows, was an exhaastlea* talker. "It knows when to that iti month," was the reply. The Mnin Question, Is the will of tho President the law of the laud ? That is the question which the people oi this oountry are now summon* ed to answer. He calls his will the i Constitution, and his persistence obedi ence to the Constitution. But by what authority docs the President insist that his view of the Constitution shall prevail , after Congress has declared against his ! view in the manner which ihc Constitu tion prescribes? When Congress has passed a law of sj proved n polioy to which the Presipeat objects that, in his judgment, it is not constitutional, Con» gress must reconsider its determination, and can not mak it lawful except by a majority of lwo thirds Hut when that is done the President has but two con stitutional alttroaativo* —on.- is resigna tion, and the oiher is a faithlul exccu tion of the law. These are the most clemsntary truths of our political system, and the iutens tion of the Constitution is evident It is to avoid a conflict of authority. It is to conßne tho President to a purely ex ecutive function when his objections have failed to defeat the law An lion orable man of profound conviction*, who, as President, had vainly opposed whit he deemed fatally unconstitutional and perilous to the country .might resign,and by his resignation impress upon the country, as nothing else could, the grav ity of the emejgeney. But no honora able man, who, as President, had object ed in vain, and who dil not resign, would attempt, cither directly or indi rectly, to thwart the will of the people in Congress constitutionally expressed. To do that would be to attempt a revo lution, and that is precisely what the President is now attempting. He has not, indeed, as yet technically violated the law, but he is hedging and tempo rizing so that the law my be violated ; and he is responsible, with the Demo cratic party supporting him for the par alysis which has fallen upon the subject of reconstruction. Let ns se how. Congress has passed a law providing forregistry and election in the late rebel States. Tho President vetoed the law. He declared that he thought it wholly unconstitutional and destructive of civil liberty. Congress passed the law over his veto. Instead of resigning or faith fully executing the law in its spirit and for its declared purpose, the President began to prevaricate, to perplex, and to denounce. He repeats in public and in private his conviction that Congress is virtually treasonable to the Constitution, and nppenls, as he says, to the people against Congress ; that is to say, heap peals to the people against their repre sentatives. Such a course plunges the I whole country into confusion. The Pros j ident arrays himself against a law con» stitutionalty enacted , issues proclama tions and makes removals of officer in« tended to defy and delay the will of the country as expressed by Congress. upon ihc ground that Congress does not rep resent the people, a,id that he, elected two years before Congress, does represent them. This brings him into anniiitude of hostility to Congress, which the Con slitution does not contemplate, and which no honorable officer w.>uld assu nc So long as that hostility lasts it is imp >s?i bio to forsee its issue It will depend very much upon the per«onal character of the President whether it will not end in violence. Meanwhile it is imposible fo* the the c untry to become trauquil Industry and trade arc boll; disturbed. The Slates in question are universally agitated. Immigration ceases. Capital refuses to invest The spirit of rebell ious hate to the Government and tho Union is kept awake A true loyalty is discredited and depressed, Bnd the so cial disturbances of the war arj indefinite ly prolonged. This is precisely the situation into which the President has 'blown the country. Instend of resigning he has chosen to remain and lo evade the exe cution of the law, hoping that a reaction might arise which would justify him in his opposition to the law. In other words, he erects his will as law. and de fics Congressand the Constitution. Now what onePresidcnt does another President may do. If upon a difference between the Executive and Congress the Execu tive may defeat tho operation of a law, the whole government is substantially concentrated in him. Bo the people of this country mean to approve t such a view ? On the contrary, if tho present situation it fairly understood, by them, there is no conceivable doubt that they would express themselves as they have during the war and in the last year's election. It is to this point that we would draw public attention- The State elections, locally important as they may be, are. of necessity, in the present situation of the country, mainly significant in their na tional relations This may be a matter ; of icgret, but it is nevejthelcss a fact, and we must deal with it. If the party which does not agree with the President i that Congress is "a body hanging upon the verge of the Government" should be defeated even upon the local State issues < the President would not tail to regard it as a popular decision in his favor, and lit would wage bis war with Congress more fiercely than ever. The one point, then, which should be plainly kept in view by the country, and constantly and earnest- ' ly presented by orators and journals is, that in the coming elections we are all voting for or against the settlement of | reconstruction by Coogress. Wherever the Union party is defeated, the defeat [ will be interpreted to mean support of the PresiJent against Congress Where ever it is victoious,the people will be un I derstood to decide that the President's t will is not the law of the land. SENATOR Morton, who has been elec ti meering in Ohio, has returned to In« ' dianopolis. His health is much improv ed, hut he was obliged to make his speeches sittinc in his chair, not being well enough to stand. Put lie makes good hits nevertheless. The other day he said, amid the heartiest applause : "\\ bo, my friends, they say this is a 'white man's government.' I will tell you something worth two of (bat: it is .a loyal mac's government." gmrrinm Cittern. gSsg— The Large.it Circulation of any Paper in the County. "°©B BUTLER PA. ffIPSESPAY, OCT. O, IS«7. Liberty and Union. Now and Forairar. On# and 'meparablo."—D. Webater. Election in Sutler County. Retur&s come in slowly. We have beard from 12 districts, and if we cm judge from these, the majority for WILLIAMS, for Supreme Judge, will be about 400. The Assembly and County ticket will not vary much from that figure. TIIE STATE. News by our Exchanges would in dicate that the State is doubtful, but has probably gone Democratic ; but it is impossible from any data in our possession to give anything positive. OHIO ELECTION. From all that we can gather from our Exchanges with regar 1 to the election in Ohio, we are inclined to believe that the Republican majority will be small, in comparison with that of tho last election, and it may be possible that the majority will be on the other side. INDIANA. Election in Indiana was held only for County officers. In Indianopolis, the Union ticket was elected by 1100 majority, being a gain of 500 since last .Spring. J®~We are willing to acknowledge j that the Editor of the Press is thicker < in the slein than we are. Will that do? i Democratic Loyalty. In politics, it is said, everything is fair. At least, parties strive tom .ko it ! fn as they stop at nothing likely to insure success. Just now the Democrats call themselves the loyal party I In Ohio, Vullandigham, notorious for his treasons able utterances and conspiracies, is pro minent as their candidate for United States Senator, aad everywherj his welcome at their mass meetings. In Pennsylvania, Mr. Woodward, who as a Supreme Court Judge decided that the draft was unconstitutional, who wished that his Stale was included in the Com federacy, and who attempted to pievent Unior soldiers in the fielH from voting, as their candidate for Congress, to fill a vacaucy. In Wisconsin, ''Brick" Po meroy, Elitor of the infamous a Crone ' Democratic, is their favorite apostle. In Connecticut, they rally under tho lead of -'Tom" Seymour, who pronounced the j war for the Union "usurpation" and j "and "crime./ So everywhere, The 1 same men who were allies of the Rebel- j lion and foes of the Government when, it was struggling for self preservation are bright and shining lights of Demo cracy now ; aad the ideas they then up held, arc thfte now supported by them. Do they expect the people to forget their recreancy and their unpatriotism ? SENATOR Frcliogbuysen,in a speech at Newurk on Wednesday evening, in speak ing of public debt, said that this geuer> ation ought never to attempt to pay a dollar of the principal of it. The next generation will be larger in number and in wealth, and a burden that would break the back of one man can be borne easily bv two. This is the spirit of Senator Morton's idea, but the reverse df Secre tary McCulloch's, who thinks the debt | should be paid off in thirty years. Ac quiescence in the ootrary doctrine is in creasing : and is likely to prove the germ of a settled policy. THE removal of Col. Messmore, Dep uty lievenue Commissioner in New York is likely to bring down upon the head of Secretary McCulloch tho thunders of the National Intelligencer and strengthen the influence which is urging the President to ask the Secretary to resign. So fa r has the purpose of calling another to the Treasury progressed that the question who shall be the Secretary's successor has beeu seriously cauvassed. As a matter of fact, Secretary McCulloch j thinks as little of Mr. Johnson as Mr. j Johnson thinks of him. Tw-ere is no prospect of much love being lost between them. TUE LOUISIANA ELECTION.—Advices of a trustworthy character have been re ceived ia Washington which show that the Louisiana convention has been called by a majority of about seventy thousand votes, thought it appears that at least twenty thousand of the registered votes were not cast. Editorial Clippings. . ! THE New Ycrk Timet, wliich sup* i ported Johnson a? long as there was a single fact to make an argument upon, and which has always been opposed to extreme measures, oFany kind has chang ed its opinion very decisively. Ia a late article on the non fulfillment of the Pres ident in obeying the laws and performing his duty, the Timet says : "The fact that - Mr. JohDson refuses to recognize this conception of his duty, and prefers in r stead to obey the prompting Qf mercena ry adherents and unscrupulous pettifog gers, is proof that he can no longer be ' intrusted with the administration of the | law. The functionary who examines the ! law simply that he may bring it to uaught, by that circumstance demon strates his ifnfitness for his office. And the Executive who assails author ity which Congress intended to make independent of him, and employs the cccidental advantages of a co institutional position to pick holes in measures formed to provide for the safe ) ty and unity of the Republic, provokes the exercise of harsher means of re- Mratut than have yet been employed against him." GENERAL Logan in a recent speech, insisted that if Jeff. Davis had been President indeed, he could not have in flicted more injury upoa the Union than Andrew Johnson. The point of contrast is, that Davis must have been an open enemy, and the country would know where to strike him. Hut Johnson is a sneaking and dishonest foe. While he pretends to support the policy of Con gress, he is really doing all in his pow er to overthrow it, and while writing letters and making speeches in defence of Congressional acts, lie is striving by every means to defeat this question. HEM CRATTC Uvr. CRACV. —That thi lso dier nniy fully understand the hypocracv of tue bouiocrutiu party, exhibited in tlieir present professed lore f>.r them to secure tlieir voted, we refer to the fact that this party during the war polled one hundred and six ty thousand votes in this State against th'e constitutional amendment giving our sol diers a right to vote in the field, Berks, Northampton, Monroe, Schuylkill and oth er exclusively Democratic counties alone gave majorities against the amendment, while every Republican county in the State I without exception, rolled up a heavy majcr ! ity in its favor. The Chairman of the Dem i ocrfttiu State' Central Committee at that i time uttered the following sentiment: "A ' voter disfinnchsies himself and ceases to be •i citizen when he beconee a soldier.'' Can ! any soldier, with any self-respect, vote with a pariy that denied.his right to exercise the privilege of a freeman hee.ui-e he chose to fight valiantly for the preservation of the countrvV IN Nsrthron Ohio, according to the San duskv Register, the elect of the drought are very serious. For nearly three months hard ly ahy thing to be called a shower lias fal len in this pars of the Roserve. Every thing in the way of foliage is parched, black cned and covered with <?ust. Cistrns long since went dry, and now nine-tenths of the wells are nearly exhausted. In some cases cattle are driven six miles to water, and for ten miles back from the shore people depend upon the lake for water- Last week water was hauled from the lake, at Sandusky, to Bellevins—twenty miles by rnil-road inland. In some water hauled, a great dis' tan -e it soil by the pailful, for cook ing and washing purposes. Jim • m A SOUL -naversin' with virtua resembles a fountain ; for it is clear, and fentle, and sweet, au 1 commun!cativo, and lich, and innocent. The most laudable ambition is to bo wise; and the greatest wisdom is to be good. THIRX are but few men who have char acter enough to lead a life of ildeness. The President's Line of Defense A New York letter to the Charlston.t'mr ier, says: It is well known am.mg a cer tain class of men that Mr. Johnson, during I more than ayear past, has carefully collects J ed all the speechs, and even patts of epeech- I es, made by Hi publican and Democratic I Senators in refererence to the impeachment i question. F..r that purpose, n c >rps nf the ' very best of our city stenographers have beeo constantly on the wing, following in the track of tho ' intinernnt Senators, and making trnnscript of these speeches appear antly for publication in a leudingNew Tork journal, but really ti serve as a powerful weapon in the hands of the President when ever the opportune moment shall have arrt ved. It is, I understand, the intention of ifr. Johnson, in the event of articles of im peachment being sent to the Senate, to bold ly declare that he will not be tried by Sen ators who have declared themselts either in favor or against his impeachment. lie takes th'e ground that the meanest criminal in the country even when tried upon a charge of pretty larenry, has the right to challenge his jurors. And he claims, with good deal of sound rea'oning, that important matters 'ike this, it is simply due to justice that bis judge who hold him guilty even befor the trial hns commenced. The moment matters are approaching this crisis, the stenographers who, during the past year, have been taking down the Senatorial speeches, directly or indirectly aluding to impeachment, will be summon ed to Washington, and lie called upon to sware to the correctness of their repoita now in the President's possession. Among the judges against whom special exception will betaken by Mr. Johnson are Senators How ard, Thayer Nye, Summer, Wade, and Chan, dler. Cowmuuifatums. Fot the Citizen. IIARMOKY, PA , Oct. 3d, 1807. DEAS CITIZEN : —Lest you may not have roe«i-.ed an account of tho Camp Meeting, which closed here a short time ago, and which was fraught with such glorious results to tho church, a state ment of it from an eye witness may not prove uninteresting. Tents began to arrive on the giround on Wednesday. 11th ult., but on Thurs day the camp-ground was a acene of bust ling activity lemindittg one of soldierly proclivities, of some of the scenes of the late war, i. e., the pitching of tents. — To the loyal, christian heart, it was a scene of deep interest. The people of Cod, under the leadership of their great Captain, Jesus Christ, were preparing for a severo conflict with the enemy, expect ing to win a glorious victory. Oa Thursday night, Rev. B. F. Saw* hill, gave an earnest and stirring dis course to the soldiers of Christ, direct*, ing them to the source of all strength.— t It scented as though <#ir good old father had renewed his youth, as with earnest and thrilling power he addressed the peo ple. AHer lie ohiscd,hc was followed by Rev. O. W. Cranage, preacher in charge of the circuit, who f.ave a brief, well timed, deep and earnest exhortation,cull ing ujion a!l present to look to Christ lor justification. This first ( meeting was a decided success, and augured well for the balance of the service. Ou Friday n.oriiii g, at 10} o'clock Rev. I. A Pcarce, of Wcllsburg, West Virginia, delivered a powerful sermon taking as his theino, "The Christians's Defence. llcv. P. is one of the rising men of this conference. On Friday af ternoon at 3 o'clock, Rav. B. F. Sawhill again addressed the people with good effect. Oil Friday night, Rev. Preston Kerr, of Biidgewater, officiated. A slight sprinkling o! rain betimes during the preaching Somewhat marred the en joyment of both preacher and people, but notwithstanding thin, the service was a decided succets, and all present who had named the name of Jesus, felt lliui to be precious to them. On Saturday,at 8 o'clock,a general class was held, which was a decided success.— All the brethren and sisters spoke well, evincing that their hearts were in sym pathy with the Great Master, and they were ready to battle for God in earnest, having girded themselves for the contest. We were especially charmed and delight ed wi.h the remarks of Mrs. S.A.Brown of Brownsdale, on this occasion. Iler words were words of beauty, pathos and power, and coming from the heart, they reached the hearts of all who heard them. At 10} o'clock, Dr. Storcr, so well and favorably known to the Methodists of Butler county, addressed the people.— Of course he preached well and accepta bly, and the lovers of Christ "were com forted. At 3P. M., Rev. J. S. Lera mon,of Apollo, preached upon the theme, "Mighty to Save." It was a powerful discourse, and one the rosults of which can only be revealed in eternity. Mr. L. is fitly looked upon as one of the strong and rising men of the Pittsburgh Conference. After hit sermon several seekers presented themselves. In tho evening Rev. Col. Danks, of Sharpsbnrg, Pa., officiated. He prepared his scrmou with the singing of a most beautiful and touching hymu, and, being a fine singer, it had a most happy effect upon the con gregation. That the sermon was effec tive and well received was evinced in the fact that, at its close, a large number of seekers prescn'ed themselves at the altar of prayer. Sabbath was a most propitious day,the weather being very pleasant. At H o'- clock, Rev B. F. Siiwliill preached At 9} o'clock, he wis 112 ill >v • I hy Rjv [ A. PeiMCe. At 11 o'clock, Rev 111 rum Miller, D. D , of Pittsburgh, preached. The mention of his name itself is suffi cient to convince all who are acquainted with the preachers ot the Pittsburgh Conference that his sermon was deep, powerful, logical, earnest au i weli-timed. The crowd piescnt op Sabbath day was variously e.-timatcd at from 4000 to 7000 Our judgment is that 4000 is a verj low estimate. At 3P. M , Rev. J. S. Letn mon, officiated. His sermon, asalsoparts of Dr. Miller's were so cuttingly practi cal, that it gave offense to the large num ber of dead, foiraalisti* religionists, who were present on tho camp ground. Mr. L. showed very clearly that there wus an orthodox as well as a heterodox way to hell, and it made those who " have stolen the livery nf Heaven to serve the Devil in" feel very sore. They haven't got over it yet, and wo hope they will not until they seek and receive Scriptur al conversion. In the evening Col. Danks again preached with power and .efficien. cy, and a large number of seekers aguift presented themselves at the altar of prayer. At 8 o'clock on Monday morning an other most precious general class meeting ww held. At 10} o'clock, A. M., Rev. Swan of Allegheny Circuit, preached a very good sermon. At 3 o'clock. P. M., Dr. Miller again officiated. In the even ing Rev. J. S. Leuimon discoursed upon tho great theme "Eternity." It was a difcuree of inch power and pathos) bat it cannot be soon .forgotten, and many s poor benigh'ed tinner left the cainp ground that night wounded and stricken and with an arrow in his heart. After the Sabbath services, the prayer-tent waa a scene of the deepest and most intense ini terest, and the children of the Moat High obtained a glorious victory. On Tuesday morning another speakiug meeting was held, which was a source of profit and comfort. At 10* o'clock, the Communion services were introduced.— The sermon was by Dr. Miller upon the subject of "Holiness"—a sub ject replete with interest to the true dis\ ciple, and the sermon on this occasion was complete in all its parts, and full of correct and convincing reasoning. AP. ter the sermon the sacrament was admin-, istered. It waa a solemn scene and a precious season. At 2 o'olock, P. M., the children's meeting was held. Poin ted and interesting addresses were deliv ered by Rev. Storer, x'earoe and Millet, interspersed and enlivened with'aingiug by the children. In the evening Rev. Preston Kerr addressed the people upou the danger of resisting the calls of God and the doom of the impenitent. It was an earnest discourse, and caused hi my a hard,, stubborn iieart to think seriously and to yield to be saved upon the terms of the uospel. The day ttine of Wednesday was de voted to speaking meetings I hive been present at many general class meetings ul the Meihodist denomination in my if", but never attends 1 meetings of that kind so full of interest and profit aithese Wednesday was a pieciou day to believ ers At night Dr. Miller preached from the text: "It is hiyh time to awake out of sleep " It wis one of the Drs hap piest and most Kueaea lul efforts. When lie speaks men are const rained 11 listen whether they will or not, and on this oo cisioi. the audience, «s "limited at 3,000, listened most attentively to the earnest, eloquent and gifted man of God before them. That night the altar was crowds ed with penitents, and the host of Israel prevailed, the slain of the Lord being many. Between the hours of one and two o'- clock Thursday morning the order lor breaking up the Camp Meeting was giv en. It was a solemn hour and an inter esting occasion, and tears were drawn from eyes unused to weep. After the customary encircling of the encampment, the hand of farewell was given. Then followed a fitting exhortation to the nem> bcra of the church by Rev. G. W. Cran age. At its close, the sacred Tite of bap tism was administered to a number of applicants, and the meeting was closed by singing the loug metro doxology and pronouncing the benediction. Thus end ed a gloriously triumphant meeting. In giving a final summary, wo remark that there were present tho following ministers : Of the traveling connection, Revs. Miller, Hopkins, Lemmon, Pearce, Kerr,JSwan, Storer, Sawhill, Cranage and Bayne. Of the local connection, Revs. Alcxaudcr.Robinson,ljatehaw,Slcppy,W. C. Brown and others vhose names we can not recall. Revs. Christie and Rockwell, of thp Presbyterian 112 hurch, and Rev. Focht of the German Methodist church, participated in the exercises of the meet ing. Among the very efficient laymen from a distauoe wo noticed a Mr Reith of Armstrong county. The number of accessions to the Meth odist Episcopal church reached iieaily fifty, and the number ol conversions were more than double that nuuilicr.-*- Notwithstandiiig •bo predictions to the contrary, the order was, mi the whole, very goi;d. Whilst there »<r in my present whose eui.o-ity prompiel (hen to overleap the hounds of propriety yet we are inclined to lieii ll vt* rlie *we e no j ci«es ol willull <iin Her In conclusion wh.n i-luil w -ay to those Methodists who ilid not participate in the labors and triumphs of this glo rious meetiflg, because, say they, "as we tioic have Churches, the day for camp meetings is past !" Haven't we always had churches ? As i>r. Miller pertinent ly remarked : 'The time for Camp Meetings to accomplish the most good in the woild is at the present day " There is such a tendency to ritualism and dead formalism in the churches that we need something to counteract this influence. It is good to meet in the leafy grove, to worship So says, iu sentiment, the great American poe', Bryant, and so respondi every Christian heart. God trill bless christian men and w.men who leave their business, who leave their homes, with a sinceie desiie and an earnest purpose to battle for the right and labor tor tho con version of precious souls. In the Meth odist church, it isn't her best men, it isn't her wisest men, it isn't her most talented men, it isn't her most spiritual men that oppose camp meetings. It t* just the opposite. And what we affirm of the Methodist church at large, we can affirm ot the Methodist preachers and of Methodist pcoplo in Butler county. Camp Meetings always havo teen and always will be productive of good, ' Bring yo all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the widows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shai] not bo room enough to treceive it," OBSERVER | - ■ oeticfal j It is asserted that General GRANT has j been urged to write a leter defining his position. What kind of a letter 7 A letter for the purpose of aaying that he is wholly opposed to the President's con duct ana Id his theory of the situation T A letter declaring his hearty adhesion to the principles and policy of the Re-, publican party? But what kind letter is it supposed would satisfy those who are still in doubt upon those points 7 If in times like these a man's conduct does not reveal his sympathies how can his words do it ? We said a few weeks since that tho country must be in BO doubt as to the position of the person whom the Repub lican party might nominate Tor President. We said also that we did not believe that General GRANT—if he were to ba a candidate at al!—would expect the nomination of the Republican party Be long as there was any obscurity as to his political views. Then in the course of his duty General GRANT wrote a letter to the President deprecating the removal of General SHRRWAN. It waa more thau a letter, it was an act, audit was an act susceptible of one interpre tation only, lie is not likely to write letters for the purpose of writing letters, nor of saying what ho thinks upon sub jects upon which !io is compelled to act It seems to us that General GRANT'S temperament and training will determine the methods by which he will reveal his opinions. In so couspicnous a position, and from the necessity of his offlcUl conduct, he manifests himself and his sympathies exactly as Mr. STANTON did. Did he write letters ? Bid he cinf tniitly <-i| lain himself? Would ho be rei|uiied to state the reasons of his eoiitinuuauoe iu Mr. JOHNSON'S cabinet if there were an intention or hope of nominating him for the Presidency ? Wc repeat that General GRANT can not be nominatod by tho Republican party unless that party is satisfied of his sympathy with its views and measures But a letter only is not satisfaotory evidenoj to any thoughtful man. We want the sincerity of the act as well as the verbal assent. W mther ths Gsnoral writes or does not write, there is a very decided opiuion ol his position in the uiind of every honest Republican. It is that opinion derived from many sour ces which will determine the nomina tion. We do not think that they are very wise who are trying to persuade the Gen era! to write a letter for the purpose of defining his position. No man in such n condition of the country as the present should be willing to nominate a Presi dent besause of any letter written for the purpose of affecting the nomination. •When words are acts, and when letters written in the course of duty arc har monious with tho whole impression given by a man's conduct, then indeed his letter is important, au i will neoossv rly be influential. It seems to us that wc know all of General GRANT'S opinions and feelings that we are likely to know. We do not believo that a letter will chango the public impression. He is a man with' out political antecedents, as they ara called, who as an army officer, bred in the traditions of the army, eschewed politics, and, as we understand, never voted but once, and then for BUCHANAN, and has been heartily sorry for it ever since, with a great many other Rood men who did thej same thing. From the beginnin" of the war he has evident ly been under no misapprehension of its scope and meaning. When tho wir wn over lie went a litdo way into the rebel States, an,l upon his return reco'nno*ri ded a generous policy. That he <IM not mean by generosity weakness or fclfy t? evident enough. As General of the artny, up'n invitation of tho Pr<"sii"itr he accompanied the oonte'nptih n and melancholy procession of tho sum ujr it' 5. But in the midst of it he sootca the few sharp, clear words reported oy the Chicago Or Cincinnati jiunial, which showed precisely where he stoid. and which rebuked mofil powerfully than «ny other censure ilie efr >rt of tiio President. Since then, during the last, sessions of Congress, he and .Mr. S'au tin havo been united not only in inti mate personal friendship but in steely ..[.position to the whole policy of ilie President No mall more earnestly than ; be lias labored with Congress not. to trust an Kxcc&five who had shown himself nferly tin'ru-'worthy Upon this sti'i ject he was just as positives Mr. .Ste vens OT Mr. Sumner. ! Th -e things are fully known to tho country General Grant, indeed, ha* not himself said much about them or about any ether of his actions and opin ions. But by such impression as he has already mailo upon the national heart and mind hem ist stand or fall if he M a Presidential candidate, and with that impression he may be satisfied. He can not disturb the past any more than An drew Johnson The loyal people whol ly trust him now, or they never will. And we wonder if those who most warm-- !y deprecated his going into the War Department now condemn his action, and whether his removal or suspension un der the circumstances would not came uot much more alarm even thau the suspension of Mr. Stanton. Do»s uot the loyal national heart wholly trust him ? And if it does not, would a letter convert it?— Harper's Weekly Attempt to Seize Illtet Ntllls PHILADELPHIA, October 3- —The revenue inspectors made n raid on the whisky stills in the northern part of th e city on Saturday last, and were driven off by the people in the vicinity To-day they made another raid with an increased force, but fared worse than Saturday, having sev eral of their party badly wuunded with bricks and pistol shots. They siezed roveral stills and woro taking them off in cars, when a large crowd of men and women attacked them; recovered the copper vessles and drove the off officers. Deputy United States Mar shal SchuyloJ received six serious wounds.— Thos. Lance, one of the rioters, was shot in the head. The affair ocourod near Port- Richmond, which is mostly inuabitoi by t« lowert class 'A Iri«h.