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NOV. 2.
To Our Subscribers.
When the proposition wit first mnde
to Ms to undertake the publication of
tli is paper, we folt eoino delicacy about
doinpr ", on account of Hpprchcnuions
we had regarding tbo recult. Tho no
ries of utiKUCce8ful attempts mado by
Othf rR. seemed, to u., fiiifllcicnt to deter
ny one from ng.'iin undertaking to fur
nish the Democracy of Morgan County
with hii organ, through which their
political tenets could bo enunciated,
mid themselves defended from the
M.athcmns and misrepresentations of
their opponents. But after a careful
investigation into tho condition of this
office, we found that tho paper could be
madi to sustain itself by adopting n
new system of business, aud by cxer
cifling a rigid adherence to the strictest
principles of economy. It was appar
ent to us that the credit system, which
Las heretofore prevailed, could not be
continued without iuvolving in deht
any ono who might take charge of tho
paper. Material and labor demand
cash for payment, and, consequently,
the income of the office must bo aith,
itnd not "promise to pay." Wo have,
therefore, adopted the caxh system, and
say to all, without partiality or dis
crimination, that they must pay in nd
vancofor their paper, or else they can
not receive it. To ask us to trust out
tho paper in little dribs, all over tho
county, which are difficult to collect
is too much, and wo cannot and will
not do it. Wo hold it to be a fact, thut
any person can as well pay -for their
paper at the beginning as nt the end of
the year ; or, at least, it would incon
vcnicTico them less to pay in advance
than it would us to collect theoutstand
ing debts. To those of our friends who
have paid in advance, we will say that
all Mr. Glenn's contracts will be full
filled, and that, consequently, they will
get their paper for their respective
terms. To those whohavo been in re
ceipt of tho paper, and not paid for it,
wo say como in and settle at onco for
what you owe ; or, if you desire to coir
tinuo u subscriber, pay tho full sub
scription price. None need entertain
fears that the paper will go down, as
wo intend publishing it for, at least,'
one year, whether we make or lose.
We hope our friends will see iu tho
circulation and perpetuation of this
paper, tho diffusion and perpetuation
of their political principles and interests,
and that thej will be thereby actuated to
exert themselves to their utmost in
distributing it throughout the county.
The election, in this county, resulted
somewhat disastrously to the fond ex
pectations and hopes of our mobt san
guine Democrats. !
On Supreme Judge, which is a fair
test of tho strength of parties, Scott,
Radical, had 2,446 votes; and Key, Dem
ocrat, had 1825. Majority for Scott,
G21. This is a small gain to tho Radi
cals over the vote for Governor last
year. It is also a Democratic gain
over tho election in 1804.
Tho Democratic vote this year is 203
greater than in 1805, and 231 greater
than in 1861. Tho Democracy of this
county, hold lhcir own with u small
gain over former votes.
Impeachment of the President.
Should tho Radical faction in Co-
gross so far pursue their revolutionary
programme, as to attempt to impeach
and depose tho Executive, it might be
come necessary for him, as Commander-in-Chief,
to use force in dispersing
that bodj'as a revolutionary combina
tion. The people of this country will
not endorse such a measure so full of
disaster, and which will again bring
upon the pooplo of these States all tho
lamentable calamities of civil war.
The Republican party will add much
to its credit, by at once discarding the
idea of even attempting to commit an
act so much at varianco with its solemn
duty, as thut of impeaching an
Executive officer for excereising his
Constitutional prerogatives as such.
Andrew Johnson has committed no
offence for which to be impeached.
Beu. Butler may drxw up articles, aud
Thftd. Stevens may indorso them, but
the contest will be like that of Crom
well aud tuv Stewurta sharp, short
and decisive, w fur it Congress is
Letter of Secretary Seward to
the United States Consul at
Toronto Relative to the Conviction
and Sentance of the
Fenian Prisoners Lynch and
New York, October 28. Tho fol
lowing documents have been received
hero :
Department or Statk, )
Washington, D. C, Oct, 27, ISoG. J
D. Thurston, Esq., Vnited Slates Con
sul at Toronto, Canada West :
Sir: For vour information I inclose
a copy of a note of this date, which I
have addressed to Sir Frederick W.
A. Bruce, the British Minister here,
upon the subject of the convictiun and
scntance of James Lynch and John
McMahon bv a Colonial Court of Can
ada, on the chargo of complicity and
participation in the Into attack on Fort
Erie. In accordance with tho purpose
expressed in that communication, you
are expected to procure, without Ie-
lav, tor tlie use oi tins department, a
copy oi mo rccoru oi mc irnu oi
l.vnch and MeMuhon ; and rI.o, of
all further trials and convictions of n
similar character which shall take
lace in Canada, with the least possi
ble delay.
1 am, sir.your obedient servant,
Department or State, )
Washington, D. C, Oct. 20, lSi'.fl. j
Sir: It is understood that James
Lynch and John McMahon have been
recently convicted 1n a Colonial Court
of Canada, and sentenced to death,
upon n charge, that being citizens of
the United States, they wcro actors in
the assault in tho month of June hist
at Fort Frio, in that colony. It can
hardly be necessary to direct your at
tention to the fact thntthe Government
of the United States is required by tho
highest considerations of national dig
nity, duty and honor to inquiro into
the legality, justico and regularity of
the judicial proceedings which have
thus taken place; and that after mak
ing such a careful scrutiny, we shall
expect to make known to her Majesty's
Government such opinions as the Pres
ident, upon duo consideration, may
With this view tho Consul of the
United States at Toronto is this day
instructed to procure lor the informa
tion of this Department a copy of the
trial and conviction of Lynch and Me
Million, and also of all further trials
and convictions of a similar character
which shall take place in Cunuda.
While no unnecessary delay in tho ex
amination of the cases which aro thus
expected to como before this Govern
ment is intended, it may nevertheless
happen hereafter thut delays may un
avoidably result from past incidents or
from future events which can not now
be forscen. 1 have now tho honor to
request you to take such proceedings
as you may tliiuk proper, to tlie eu.l
that such application; of the C-onsal
shall be promptly granted.
The 1'resident directs me to assure
you of his confident hope that Iter
Majesty's Government will not only
cheerfully comply with tho request I
have thus made, but that they will
think proper ulro to examine the judi
cial proceedings aforesaid, with r care
ful regard to tlie rights of the United
States, and to the maintenance of good
relations between tho two countries.
Such relations are always ditlicult und
delicate in States that are adjacent to
each other, without being separated by
impassible boundaries. For this reason,
it would be very gratifying tothe Pres
ident if you should be able to give me
an assurunco thut tho execution of the
sentences pronounced upon tho convict
ed persons will bo suspended if occasion
for delay shall arise, in the manner be
fore mentioned, to mako it desirable.
Finally, I deem it proper to say that
the oiteiises involved in these trials aro
in their nature eminently political. It
is the opinion of this Government that
sound policy coincides with tho best
impulses ot a benevolent nature in
recommending tenderness, amnesty und
forgiveness in such cases.
llns suggostioa is mado with free
dom and earnestness, because tho same
opinions were proposed to us in our
recent civil war by till the Govern
ments and Publicists of Europe, and
by none of them with greater frankness
and kindness thau by tho Government
and statesmen of Great Britain. I am
very sure that you will find that those
recommendations ot a policy ot clem
ency and forgiveness in the case of the
parlies concerned, aro in entire liarmo
nv with all tho suggestions and re pro
ser.lutions which this Government has
mado to Her Majesty's Government
regard to tho aggressions which huvo
been made on the Canadian frontier,
and thut they aro also in harmony
with too proceedings which this Gov
eminent has thought it just, wise and
prudent to pursue in regard to
violution of its own neutrality' laws
which was involved iu these nggn
I have tho honor to be,
With tho highest consideration,
Your obedient servant,
The Situation in Maryland.
Tho Police Commissioners of Balti
more have concluded to appear before
the Governor of Maryland, and answer
the charges of ollicial misconduct made
aguin.it them. This practicully dispo
ses of the question of juriijdk- tion,
ofthoisbues raised, and much relied
upou by the .Radical purty. Theclaiin
of want of jurisdiction in tho Governor
like almost every notion put forth
by thewuno party rests upon a mere
juggle of words, w hich it requires
Iftrl deal of irnpidencoto invent,
a good deal of stupidity not to seo
j through. Tho letter of thtt law is plain,
and Us reason perfectly wear: ,
"For official misconduct any of the
said Commissioners may be retnovod
by a concurrent vote of the two Houses
of the General Assembly, or by tho
Governor during tho recess thereof."
Tho proceeding on the part of tho
General Assembly, or during its ro
cessttho Governor does not require tho
admission of the Commissioners to a
hearing. All that is needed is proof of
misconduct, to tho satisfaction of tho
supervising authority. The Governor
had a right to make tho investigation
ex parte; und his admission of the Com
missioners to a hearing was purely n
matter of favor, not of obligation. If
tho clause of the law quoted above
does not confer upon tho Governor;
power to remove the Police Commis
sioners for oilleial misconduct, it would
be interesting to learn what it does
confer, and what was the purpose for
which it was enacted.
The charges agvinst the Polico Com
missioners are, that they appointed
and upheld Judges and Clerks of n
former election, who refused to receive
the votes of registered electors, whose
title to the franchise had becu passed
upou by the olticers of registration, iu
accordance with the law and tho. Con
stitution; and authorized the arrest
ami imprisonment of Mich persons, to
prevent them from otlerinit their votes
on the day of election. The object of
the registry law was to prescribe a rule
of conduct to those Judges und Clerks,
interior to their ow n discretion, and
this rule they did not scruple to disobey-.
Proof of such aets. and of tho
complicity of tho Commissioners, in a
single case, is sufficient to authorize
the Governor to decree their removal.
It is a matter of doubt whether the
Governor bus acted prudentlv in ad
mittingthc Commissioners to n hear
ing. Doing so is doubtless proof of his
desire to satisfy all parties, and remove
every occasion of complaint. But the
Governor has to do with a party which
will not be satisfied, and which will use
even the favors it receives against him
by whom they are accorded. In such
eases, it is always best forthe officer to
retain his full authority. It is easy to
discover that this change from aeapne
ity purely administrative, to one auasi
judicial, is already being used against
him. 1 here is a change in the basis
of the argument, froui a denial of his
power, as a Governor, to remove, to a
denial of his power as a judge, to try,
convict and punish. . It affords the oc
casion for a new juggle of words, and,
as such, it is being improved.
The appearance of the Commissioners
before the Governor, however, indicates
a letting down of the Radical courage.
The introduction of regulators from
another State to take care of an elec
tion in Maryland is an experiment
which looks less inviting the more t is
contemplated. The party shrinks bo-
fore thut public exhibition of ithar-'
after, which it would have to make) it
it should inaugurate violei co. It 'is
very angry at $vhut it looks uporf as
tho treason of Governor Swann, and
would gladly revenge itself upon him
for his defection; but is becoming con
vinced that to bo the first to break the
peace of the country, and that in
Stato which is in regular standing in
the Union, would not be very remuner
ative even in Maryland, aud have
very decided bad influence elsewhere.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Claims on Great Britain.
Our special dispatches from Wiodi
inglon advise us. mat tno amiHiiisira
tion has made u peremptory demand
on the liritish Government, for a set
tlement of. the losses incurred by citi
zens of tho United States, by tho cap.
tures of their vessels by the Confed
erate war vessels tho Alubamuand
A more fivorablo opportunity to
make such a demand with the prospect
of success, than tho present could not
well cccur. lhe people ot England
uro in a very unci met condition, and
the Government is in danger of an
overthrow Irom a great threatening
popular convulsion. ThoEnglish Gov
ernment cannot allord, at this tune,
have any outside trouble on its hands.
Tho London Times appreciates tho sit
uation, and ndviscs Unit its Govern
ment pay these Alabama claims. Tho
peremptory manner in which
Washington Administration insists
upon the payment ot theso claims, sut
islies that it believes now is ttio time
to have u settlement without danger
Tho tone of tho leading I'udical
presses, on the attitude of the Admin-
isi ration lowaru rmgianu in respect
these claims, is very observable. It
not what it usod to be. It once de
manded that tho Administration tuko
tho very istcps it is now pursuing, und
bring England to immediato terms.
Now, however, they deprccato action
in the premises. They are afraid
war, und afraid that u war would de
stroy the liudical programme tochango
tho character of the Government.
The', therefore, chargo that President
Johnson is making this demand of
Jirilihh Government, ut this time,
order to make himself popular with
people at home. iSomo of them go
fur as to advise the British Govern
ment to puy no attention to Mr. John
son's demunds that ho don't represent
thcpooplo of the United .States, and
tho Congress is tho authority to
to, to settle international dilllcultios.
Tho position thus assumed by
leading liadicul presses may have
very effect which they urteet to dread.
It may induce the British Government
to treat the demand of the Adminis
trutiou t Weshirgtoa -!ttt the con
tempt these Radical presses say they
ought to be treated, coming from Pres
ident Johnson. If tho President of
the United States is of on littlo conse
quence as these Radical presses repre
sent, and his Administration is as un
popular with tho people as thoydeclaio
it to be, why, as a matter of course,
foreign Governments will front him
and bis Administration with littlo re
spect, and will bo induced to do acts
f rovocativo of armed strife. If tho
Judical presses would but second tho
demands o" President Johnson, tho
British Government would, wo think
and appearances so indicate pay
these chums Without a resort t war.
Wo would mi'.f h prefer that, nnd hope
these claims may be adjusted 'without
referring them to the arbitrament of
the sword. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Singular Discovery in Scotland.
A curious stono Cguro has heen
found iu n quarry at Wishaw, Scot
land, which is to be sent to the British
Museum. A local paper says :
On the bank of the freestone quarry,
which is being worked at the lowercnd
of town of Wishaw, is to bo seen a
setilptured-like form, which, at first
irhtnee. is not unlike one of the winced
bulls thut have been dug out of the
sand heaps which have embedded the
ruins of ancient Nineveh. Tho opera
tions of the quarricrs have recently
disinterred it from it rocky tomb in
the bottom of the quarry, and, bv
great care in hewing out the rock
around it, they have been enabled to
secure it in nn almost en tire Mote. The
workmen have turned up many simi
lar forms of late, of smaller size; but
when this was first met it created quite
a sensation among them, for. from tho
position in which :t was found lying,
the parts uncovered bore a remarka
ble resemblance to the human form.
Its head and hotly together meusure
about eight feet long, and its shape is
somewhut different, from an v memberof
the saurian tribe that has hitherto been
discovered in the same section of
rocks. I seems to belong to a higher
order of life, and bonis a strong re
semblance to members of tho seal or
walrus tribe, that tenant tho seas and
lounge on tho shorei of the ju-eseiit
day. It appears to bo lyingon its side,
on n line parallel to what must have
been the tidal wave. Its forefius, or
paddles, are folded into its belly. Tho
rock in which it was found overlies the
main coal, and is of that description
designated by the quarricrs and build
ers as liver rocks an amorphous free
stone, having neither bcks nor vertical
cracks, presenting the appearance of
having been formed , in convulsive
waters, nnd under different conditions
from tho ordinary bedded stone, A
few yards from the place where theso
fossil mummies have been extracted,
algse or seaweed is seen in great
A Mess.
in the gale thut sent tho Evening Star
to the bottom. A description has this
paragraph :
The night was fearful ; und when
day dawned it only showed us more
clearly tlo horror of our situation.
The wind instead of abating, only in
creased with tho rising of the sun.
Thus it continued till noon, when tho
hurricane began to abute, and at five
o'clock P. M. the sea had gone down
sufiicicntly to allow our shin to reu mo
her course. She hud been hove to and
kept head to the sea since tho mid
night before. The condition in which
the store room was found next morn
ing bailies description. It was a semi
liquid mass, of the consistency of soil
soap, covering the floor to the depth of
about eighteen inches, composed of ale,
molasses, oap, eggs, and what not.
beaten together by tho violent motion
of tho vessel. Fortunately our fresh
provisions wore preserved, and we mado
out passably well afterward. Ihiring
thoso twelve hours of dreadful suspeiiso
the ladies devoted much of their time
to Christian worship, and appeared
perfectly resigned to tho will of Provi
dence ; thoy behuvud remarkably
well. We owo our lives to the abili
ty of tho Captain and the solidity
IC Vl'HJU'l.
Wholesale Poisoning.
AVo lutvo boon informed of borne
tho pnrticulai'H of it inyterious cuso
poisoninLj by which tho entire family
of Willtum ilcCarty, un old and well
known citizen, living ubont two mi
rust of tho city, cume near lowing their
lives. Tho family, bcvcii in number,
includinL' Mr. McC'urJy and wife,
down to dinner ns uhuuI on Thui-Hday,
but before the meal was fininhed two
or three of thorn wcro taken violently
sick, vomiting, retching, &c. Shortly
afterward tho rent of tho family were
attacked with the same nymptoms.
A physician was summoned an quickly
as ponViblu, who pronounced it tin un
miatukablo case of poisoning, with
tho appearanco of having been caused
by arsenic. Prompt remedies wcro
once applied, and up to the timo of
iiiformalio t all but three of the patients
were thought to bo out ofwlanirer.
is feared tho latter will die. At flip
par, tho same evening, ono of
neighbors who had called in to care
for tho Hick family, was taken with
same H3mptoms. Where the poison
came Irom or how it was introduced
into the food, us it undoubtedly was,
is thus far even impossible to conjec
ture. The affair is wrapped in pro
found my6tory, which it is hoped
- l time will be unraveled. Lafayette
(Ind ) Journal.
Erefybody thut it Interested in the way of
would do will to call st Ibe eld atuod of
fi. S. HANK
No. 45 Main Hi.
AX THt BlOX or
Having reflced up tny Eltre Boomi n good ftv'e,
which givei ui3 tuperinr adTenUtse over the old
nue lit I ho wnj of ftccomuiodittion, I wouM
! xay old (iihtumer, uj at many now inca an
will give mc cull lloro purclmiiig tlncwhcio,
tlint 1 will be lirpy In allowing them my Mock of
goodi, and U-iug thankful fur pnat piilroutge I
will dn my best to retain the same. 1 km receir
trg good aluiont dally, which nuke my a tuck all
Fresh and New.
And mi legarda price, I will iwt be oujvnuM
All Articles Sold by me are
v it ii .a. jsr t i: d .
Having a good tock now on
band of erory kiid
of Good usually kept Iu a
flnt-eUM Grocery
H'.uae , owitlng In pari of
Tci, all kirvli,
CoflVej. all kinds,
Pugnra. all klm1.
Motlasjci, all kloJa,
Tobaeeoa, all kind,
Rpiof', all bioda,
Sonpa, all kind,
Candle, all kluJn,
Fih, all klnda,
Clieeie, W. R.,
Flnnr, d mSle exba
C'reckora. all klt-dl,
Cadtied FrnIta,aorlfd
.'oe Oyter, Freeh,
Kng'iatt ?ndi,
Starch, perl nn l corn.
r.opce, all liara,
fiVd Cords, anaorted,
17 Alter. aMnrtid,
Twine, all kind,
Tin Ware.
Stiiofl Ware,
Wooden Ware,
Glii'.a Ware,
I.ampi and Lviternt,
Oi!, carbnn and crude
Itrnnm. all prieci,
ja ncds 'ocj snz
T.kea la Exchange for Ooodt.
I am alao buying good
OAT8., Ac,
for wblch I will pay CASH.
Renumber the new algn,
Olf m a Call.
Ko. 45 mai.v arnr.cT,
wberel will alwaya be on hand to accommodate
Try ono.
Justice ofTencortiid Accountant,
OFFIDE over "rcwutrr & Roberts Store, '
MeComielsvillc, Ohio.
He will nltend to the atlj'iatmont of diluted.
ounnlkated nod confuted acunuiiwi He In of books
opened, mH ki'itbjr connect, (latein'Vit and
li.il.incc thrtu made out (r cccut,. tuil i.I'iilim-
tmt'iM of deceased permit find ot Insolvent.! ilea .
w lie nuiiis innnn those nu wirh in cuntio
Ihofiiiih uradiwul knowledge of Hook keopliiR
that I'VuiiIiir clH will commence Iu the lira
Week in December next. nai-iw
3?hyn ieirm und Burgeon
OFFICE, in Cant Room of linnna'i Law Duiklimj.
JW'rrof'-MK'BBlOnlIn jhinjilly nttondul lo"J
:r I'uitictilnr nUontion irivcto
to Diaea
of klie hung eml Chronic Piftuanin.
tho rnttTnti . IToiim,
A Knlikr'a Hloro.
J? 1 ) y s i ( j i a n a 1 id B u r g o o n ,
M'to:f.i.HviM.r,, onio.
Hpecibl attention given to the treatment of
(.IIH'J.in, lunr.AMt.M.
rrof iiouul t'ullri promptly r' Hpomled to.
OFFICE Soiitbwf st Corner of Hit Tulilif Sqnare.
lli-Ieetfnlly o(Tur liia iirofoHpionnl ecrviee t
the citizens of Mct'oud:!.villt nt vicinity.
Oftla c, nt the Miirqmirt kiouc.
w vr. rvt.a
SUtonujis at atu ,
OFFICE Sftond Slory cf Morris' Biillillar.
ST f.eg.il bulne promptly attended to, ael
iii-ctiiliilii ulloii given to the collection of all doul.V-
lul i'Iiiiium. auS-ly
ae tiEJid,
Al.ni.rtr.it AMm.OTrPES token In I.ockcU
nnd ilrvnitiiin. My price aro cliunner thun lb
cheat i-t, and my woik in
worraniad to give atU
liti iioii. ina piinnc win
bcinre ao:u2 elsewhere.
prollt by calling oo on
iioi JES.-iR W. M'COHAK
r. BILL.
F. SILL & CO.,
Dry Couth, Grcttriu, Notions, Tlnvrnrt, Trjuks
Oiolt Court lloan, M'CoiintLTllU,0.
JyKO tf
r. w. ko'id.
r. a. ikb-
Ktornejs and Counselors at Law
P. B. POND, Notary Public.
W, ), HEDGES, M. a,
Physician and Burgeon,
Iteapectfully od'er III Proreoalonal rvl.;eH to '.be
citizeuiof U'Connelaville aud vicinity.
Where be enn be found at all time, day or nlRbl,
wbeu uol looleanlounlly abaeul.
t. h- Baar
Attorneys at Law.
1. A. KII.tT
OFFICE Bouiliweat Coruer of I'ubllo Square),

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