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it due to him that I should not pro
ceed without acquiring a notion of his
genuine chirography. I therefore ex
hibited that letter, which was written
by Mr. Ashley to recommend the par
don of Dunham to a gentleman ac
quainted with his handwriting. The
latter without hesitation recognized
that letter as genuine. The others
strikingly resemble it.
In conclusion, I beg leave to express
the pro ound sensibility with which I
find myself obliged to bring to the ser
ious notice of the President of the Uni
ted States accusations and papers which
must occasion him painful embarrass
ment They expose prominent mem
bers of the Legislature of the Union to
the shocking suspicion of having con
spired with a convicted perjurer for a
stupendous imposition, first upon the
House of Representatives, then up
on the people, and then upon the
Senate of the United States, for the pur
pose of effecting the impeachment and
removal from office of a President of the
United States solely upon suborned tes
timony. I need not say how greatly as
tonished mankind would be, was it
charged ♦hat a scheme so abominable
was heightened by the peculiar wick
euiiwa .i attempting to induce the in
tended victim himself, through appeals
to his clemency, to qualify by a pardon,
with consequent competency to act and
testify, the principal instrument of the
Rut impossible as the existance of
such a conspiracy may seem, is not the
President exposed to a grave accoun
tability for whatever consequences
may possibly follow an incredulity far
too generous in the premises, to be in
dulged merely because these adventi
tious data have been thrust upon his
casual notice by a party who has been
dishonored by a criminal verdict, but
who is still, in the expressed opinion of
competent professional persons, quali
fied to be a vehicle of truth in a court of
I thus lay the whole matter before
your Excellency for your better judg
ment. In the meantime the applica
tion for panlon will be suspended.
Very respectively, your obedient ser
vant, John M. Brinckley,
Assistant Attoi ney-GeneraL
To Andrew Johnson, President of the
t'riilu) Morning August 33. ISO7.
Democratic State Ticket.
FOR JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,
HON. GEORGE SHARSWOOD,
Democratic County Ticket.
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEV,
E. F. KERR, of Bedford Borough.
ISAAC MENGEL, of Bedford Bor.
P. M. BARTON, of E. Providence.
FOR POOR DIRECTOR,
JOHN I. NOBLE, 01 S. WGO<I berry.
SAMUEL WHIP, of Cumb. Valley.
in var W. WILLIAMS.
Tko Radical candidate for Supreme Judge, stands
upon a platform, in which occurs the following
"Resolved , That warned by past misfortunes,
we ask that the Supreme Court of the State be
placed in harmony wiih the political opinions ot a
in jority of the people."
Thus, the Supreme Court, which is the final ar
biter between the weak and the strong, between
minorities and majorities, is to be swayed by polit
ical bias against the rights ot that portion of the
■people who may happen to he in the minority.
Have minorities no rights which majorities are
bound to respect ? Nay, are not the fewest num
ber of people lawyers , or jurists, and is not often
the smallest minority right, on questions of law,
rather than the mass who hare had no legal or ju
dicial education Who, could trust a
man as Supreme Judge, who will agree to substi
tute for his own deliberate judgment. the crude
opinions of the mob ?
HENRY W. WILLIAMS
is the candidate of a party which holds that a man
may repudiate his contraot to pay a debt in gold
and silver, by paying the same in paper money,
thus actually making Government bunds worth
n i more than ordinary paper money. Thi**t t re
pudiation. Who, therefore, will vote for 11. W-
Williams, and become a repudiationist ?
IS I I I I 1
LIBERTY, LAW AND RIGHT!
No Monarchy. No Centralized
Despotism, No Negro States!
IiRAXII DEMOCRATIC ASS MKETIXft !
The Democrats of Bedford county,
and all others not too unreasonable to
join hands with them in the great effort
about to be made, by the calm and
thinking men of the country, to restore
the Union, to bring the government
back within the safe limits of the Con
stitution, to put an end to the political
confusion which now exists, to prevent
anarchy and renewed civil strife, tore
instate Republican governments in the
territory now ruled by the Five Mili
tary Mortarchs, to avert the calamity
of Negro rule in the excluded States,
and to make some certain and reasona
ble provision for the ultimate extin
guishment of the Public Debt, are here
by invited to assemble at the Court
House, on MONDAY EVENING,
SEPT. 2. Addresses will be delivered
by distinguished speakers. Let there
be a grand rally of the true friends of
the Republic. Come, Democrats;
Come, Conservatives; Come, reasonable
"Republicans;" Come.oneand all,and
let us reason together.
Ch'n Dem. Co. Com.
W. C. SCHAEFFER, Sec'y.
IT is said that Surratt is to be tried
again as soon as Congress can pass a
law to put negroes on the Jury. White
men are not.supposed to be intelligent
enough to understand the case.
DODUES THE (lIKVHO.V
The Inquirer still refuses (o answer
our question, whether it ar ,<i its partv
are in favor of the establ* shment of Ne
gro Suffrage in Pennsy lVanias but asks
us, in return, whether we believe that
"a deserter, or ret* and traitor> one
who left a loyal community to join
rebel maramle 4 * s jf y OU c hoose, and
who did ail be could to destroy our
I nion, mur dor our friends and broth
ers and desolate our homes, has a bet
ter right to have a voice in the making
of our laws than the loyal negro who
fought and bled for the Union," Ac. Ac.
We can easily answer that question ;
at any rate we will not dodge it, as the
Inquirer does ours. A convicted mur
derer, deserter, or traitor, never had,
has not now, and never will have, a
voice in the making of our laws. A
man convicted of murder, is hanged
upon the gallows, a soldier convicted
of desertion, is shot by a lile of his com
rades, a citizen convicted of Treason, is
put to death, or banished. Of course,
we are not in favor of taking the mur
derer fmin the gallows, the deserter \
from his coffin, or the tr.iitor from the j
gibbet, to give either of them "a voice '
in the making of our laws;" nor did we j
ever think of making a comparison be
tween them and negro soldiers. Rut;
ought negroes to vote because great
criminals ought not, and cannot? Such j
logic would lie simply ridiculous. Rut 1
if tlie Inquirer means by deserters such
men asare unlawfully disfranchised in
this county and State, 011 the ground
of desertion, we say they are entitled
"to a voice in the making of our laws"
rather than any negro. Let us put the
question personalti/ to the Inquirer. Do
the editors of that paper hold that any
negro in this county, is better entitled
to vote than such men as Martin Black
burn, Emanuel Smith, Francis Ott,
Joel I)iehl, 11. W. Lee, Nathan
John T. Poor, Shannon Hardman, Jes
se Geller, S. L. Wilhelm, Rev. David
Stufft, Westley Layton, Peter Felton,
Abraham Garlick, Samuel Gogley?
These white men are all put down as
deserters in the list published by the
Adjutant General under the law dis
franchising persons of that class. We
mention them because they are well
known as respectable citizens and yet
are disfranchised under Radical legisla
tion. Now, answer us, Mr. Inquirer,
which ought rather be allowed to vote,
such men, or negroes?
As to the question of the Inquirer,
"which do you prefer, rebel white man
or loyal negro soldier ?" we answer it,
by saying that we prefer the white rare,
at aft times and under all circumstances.
We are no such miserable traitor to our
own color and blood, no such impious
scoffer at the eternal decree of Almigh
ty God, as to place the negro above
the white man, especially in matters
pertaining to civil government. The
Inquirer men can have a monopoly of
that sort of business, so far as we are
concerned. And, now, in conclusion,
having answered the questions of the
Inquirer , frankly and fairly, we DE
MAND a straight-forward answer to
our question, "Are the Inquirer and its
party in favor of the establishment of
Negro Suffrage in Pennsylvania?"
Now, let us have no dodging, no
shirking, no shilly-shallying, butafair
and square answer.
A ray of light comes from the Ciin
m&rian darkness in which Ilunnicutt
and Botts and Ha wx hurst have lately
held their internal orgies. A meeting
of ex-otticers of the Federal army re
siding in Richmond has just been held
in that city, for the purpose of calling
a State Convention of tiie Union offi
cers, soldiers and sailors, resident in
Virginia. This meeting of Union sol
diers adopted resolutions denouncing
the attempt on the part of a few desper
ate political adventurers, to turn the
State over to the domination of the
blacks. The following remarks by
prominent Union officers are indicative
of the spirit of the meeting:
"Lieut -Col. Merrill said that lie would
rather take by the hand a Confederate
soldier who fought from honest inten
tions in a wrong cause, if he honestly
accepted the situation,than theso-ealled
Virginia loyalist—even if he noes have
a newspaper—who voted for the ordi
nance of secession, and thereby put the
former into service against his will."
"Colonel Egbert said he was not in
favor of keeping in office those renegade
Virginians who voted for secession and
then went North as Union shriekers,
in preference to men who had perilled
their lives in defense of their country."
Let Virginians take heart! Let the
white people of the Old Dominion reg
ister and vote and they will yet save
the good old State from Radical de
WE have an inflated currency, de
preciated in value, and yet money is as
scarce now as when gold and silver
were in fashion. So much for the un
constitutional act of Congress making
greenbacks a legal tender. It has driv
en gold and silver out of circulation,
but has not made money more abund
A PRETTY BUSINESS.
It appears that Mr. Stanton, formerly
Secretary of War, kept a corps of politi
cal agents throughout the South, for the
distribution of campaign funds and
documents, and that these agents re
ceived the pay of officers of the army.
There can be no doubt that these tools
of Stanton were used to band together
the negroes in the secret oath-bound
associations which prevail so largely in
the excluded States. It turns out, also,
that that pattern of piety, Gen. O. O.
Howard, is receiving the pay of a Ma
jor General, as Superintendent of the
Freedmen's liureau, whilst the act of
Congress fixes the pay of the Superin
tendent at 000 per annum. 0!0!
Howard! Hadn't you better air your
patent piety a little? So it goes! The
Soldier must wait for his bounty till
the Radical scoundrels get through
with establishing their black Know
Nothing lodges, and if there be any
money left in the Treasury after that,
perhaps the boys that wore the blue,
may get something. The following,
from tiie Washington correspondence
of the Raltimore Sun, throws a flood
pf light on tliis subject:
The President sometime since direct
ed tlie Secretary of War to issue an or
der mustering out of service all volun
teer officers not absolutely required,
and detail in their places officers of the
regular army. It is now found that a
number of volunteer officers are yet in
service, receiving salaries, especially in
the South. Some of these who were
kept on duty by special order of the
President nominally, but really upon
of Mr. Stanton, are prom
inent officers of the republican organi
zation for the distribution of funds and
political documents in the Southern
States. Their salaries for this labor are
virtually paid by the government, for
their services are not required in the
military department. General How
ard is receiving tjie pay of a major gen
eral of volunteers whilst acting super
intendent of the Freer!men's Bureau.
The law does not require a military
officer in that position, and fixes the
salary at $3,000. It is understood that
an order will be issued shortly muster
ing out of service all such volunteeroffi
cers as can be dispensed with, and di
recting that the officers of the regular
army be assigned in their places, when
THE REPFIATI.V CANDIDATE.
JudgeSharswood decided in the case
of Borie vs. Trott, that when one man
contracted with another for the pay
ment of a debt in gold or silver, he
coul I not pay that debt in paper money.
This decision, just and reasonable and
in accordance with correct principles as
it is, lias been made, by the Radical
press, the subject of the grossest mis
representation and the pretext for the
vilest partisan abuse of its author. By
such a course, it was, doubtless, hoped
to lessen the great popularity of that
eminent jurist as a candidate for the
suffrages of the people. But, the "howl
ing Pharisees" (vide Greeley) who rais
ed the hue and cry against Judge
Sharswood, on account of this decision,
are beginning to discover that they
have only published an argument a
gainst their own candidate. For, if
Judge Williams holds that when a
man contracts to pay gold or silver, he
can discharge his debt by paying green
backs, he holds that a man may deliber
ately repudiate his own contract! Nay,
further, if he holds that Congress can
make greenbacks a legal tender, and it
should enact that the interest on U. S.
Bonds shall be paid in Treasury notes,
instead ofgold, he must also hold that
the Government can repudiate its con
tract with those who have invested in its
bonds! Such views make Judge Wil
liams an advocate of REPUDIATION.
How do you like the out-look, friend
The trouble with Mr. Johnson's ad
ministration, has, hitherto, consisted
in yielding too much to its enemies.
But the President seems at last to have
taken the reins in his own hands and
to be determined to drive the car of
State in person.- lie shows that he
possesses a goodly share of that grit so
much admired by the American peo
ple. lie has defied the impeachersand
his very defiance has discomfited them.
He has kicked Stanton and Holt out
of their places, and removed that pom-
pous tyrant, King Sheridan, from the :
command of the Texas and Louisiana
district. Grit like that is bound to |
AN DREW JACKSON* once had the J
same rotten Hank men to contend a- j
gainst that now as ail Judge Shars-,
wood. The people rose up in their j
might and sustained Old Hickory in j
his struggle with the U. S. Bank, and
so will they now rally to the support of
those who cling to Jacksonian princi
ples and strive to give us a sound cur
rency by refusing to give their adher
ence to the repudiation doctrines of the
present advocates of United States
THE President has appointed Gen.
Geo. 11. Thomas to succeed Gen. Sheri
dan at New Orleans, Gen. Hancock to
take the place of Gen. Thomas in the
department of Tennessee, and Gen.Sher
idan to succeed Hancock in the depart
ment of the Missouri,
THE LATE OOT. PORTER.
We find the annexed interesting ac
count of the life and public services of
the late David R. Porter, in the Lan
caster InteUif/enccr , of the 7th inst:
Ex-Governor David It. Porter died at
his residence in I larrisburg yesterday af
ternoon, at o o'clock, in the 79th year
of his age. Thousands throughout
Pennsylvania and elsewhere will read
this announcement with emotions of
unfeigned sadness. The deceased was
one of the very few public men of the
purer and better days of the Republic
who had been spared to witness the
exciting and revolutionary events
through which our country is now
struggling. During the greater portion
ofan active and useful life he was close
ly identified with all public interests
and the political welfare of his native
State, and was as widely known as any
of his cotemporaries in public life. To
the last his interest in the public welfare
continued to be unabated, and he was
always ready to serve his State and
Governor Porter was born in Norris
town, Montgomery county, in the year
1788, of distinguished parentage. His
Father, General Andrew Porter, com
manded the artillery under General
Wayne in the Revolution, and after
| tae termination of that glorious strug
gle, was the first Surveyor General of
i Pennsylvania. Geo. B. Porter,a broth
-1 er, of Ex-Governor Porter, heldtheoffice
| of Governor of Michigan, and another
| brother, James Madison Porter, was
Secretary of War under President Tyler,
and, for a number of years, judge of j
various courts in this State. Early in !
his life Governor Porter located in
Huntingdon county where he engaged
in business. He held the office of Pro- j
tbonotaryof the county for nine years,
and in 1831 was elected to represent that
district in the Senate of Pennsylvania.
His abilities as a Senator attracted at
tention, and in 1838 he was nominated
as the Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor and elected. So satisfactorily. to
the people did he discharge the duties
of his high office that he was renomi
nated and re-elected in 1811, when he
was succeeded by Francis R. Siiunk.
Gov. Porter was"a fine writer, no great
public speaker, but a man of superior
intellect, sound judgment, iron r will
and indomitable energy. During his
governorship the disgraceful and ter
rible Know Nothing riots occurred in j
the eitv of Philadelphia. Gov. Porter!
at once hastened to the scene of the;
disturbance. So great was tlie excite
ment that bitter threats were made a- 1
gainst him by the rioters, in case he
should make his appearance in the |
streets with the military. His fri nds
in the city, being alarmed at the ap-'
parent danger, met the Governor at 'he
foot of the old inclined plane with pri
vate carriages, and endeavored to in- j
duce him to leave the public convey- j
ance and suffer them to conduct him!
into the city. This he peremptorily !
refused to do, telling his friends that if
he was to die in the discharge of his j
duties he might as well be killed in the
cars as elsewhere. To his good manage
ment and unflinching personal courage
the suppression of the riots was main
ly 7 due. He was a man who never
shrunk from the discharge of any pub
lic duty, and in all respects was a mod
From the time of his retirement from
the Gubernatorial Chair, Gy •- cl "°. r j
Porter persistentlv rW">ea all noun- <
nations, niougii constantly taking a
deep interest in public affairs. The j
Democratic Party always looked up to j
him as a safe counsellor, and they 7 will
feel that in his death they have lost one
of that noble and heroic race of men
who shed lustre on the history of the
State. In private life Governor Porter
was a most courteous and amiable gen
tleman, a warm and staunch friend, an
honest man, commanding the warmest
devotion of even his political enemies. l
Peace to his ashes!
A GATHERING OF THE "AMERICAN:
CITIZENS OF AFRICAN 'SCENT."— Dur
ing the middle of the present week, not
withstanding Old Sol poured his rays
down with intense fierceness upon the
streets of this devoted city, there were
numerous dark clouds Hitting to and
fro upon our principal thoroughfares,
but not in the least mollifying the al
most oppressive heat of an August sun.
There has been a gathering of the clans
of darkness from all parts of the Old
Keystone—a mingling jf
li ßlack spirits ami white,
Blue spirits and grey,"
with a huge preponderance in favor of
the former. The complexion of this
"loyal" assemblage is best described,
however, in the chorus <>f an old song we
we were wont to hear h our juvenile
days, which ran thus :
Some were black,
Some were blacker,
And some were de color ob a chaw terbackcr.
The occasion was the assembling of
the "Equal flights League of Pennsyl
vania" (high sounding, but darkey
-1 ike) at the*\Vashington Street "(Colored)
Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday.
The day was one of August's warmest,
and we were therefore compel led reluc
tantly to stay away. We are fond of
i reading of the odors Irom "Araby the
Blest," but are decidedly averse to in
haling those emanating from Africa I
The very-air seemed redolent from Af
rican perfume , and our 1 )rug Stores were
1 extensively patronized in consequence
] by the "white trash" for the other kinds.
What the "Equal Rights League of
Pennsylvania" did, is fully related in
; the Radical Philadelphia Inquirer of
j Thursday. They doubtless felt "galor-
J ious" over the result of the so-called e
lection in Tennessee, and passed a num
| her of resolves which will, in allproba
| bility, be carried into effect at the next
j meeting of their servants of the
We believe that Old Thad, Sumner,
i Kelley, Stanton, Holt, Sickels,
Sheridan, Fred. Douglas, and the
: host of other prominent "loyalists"
: were not present; but quite a number
j of "big nigs" and "little nigs" from
I Philadelphia, ilarrisburg and Pitts
burgh, includingCapt. Rauch, Dr. liar
greaves, and professor (!) Still of the
; "Art Tonsorial," were in attendance,
| and took part in the proceedings.—
Capt. Rauch, Dr. Hargreaves and Rev.
Bro. Nelson represented the Temper-
I anee element. The assemblage joy
fully dispersed singing an old African
hymn, a couplet of which is doubtless
familiar to our readers—
-0 what a meeting dar will be
When we gain de victory!
The proposed Pic nic by our colored
"breddern and sistern" of Reading, in
honor of the assembling in their midst
of the "Equal Rights League of Penn
'sylvania," did not take place on Thurs
day, on account of the rain. Basking
in sunshine is a negro's delight,hut for
The "Clerk of the weather" must cer
tantly he "disloyal," else lie would not
have cut up. such capers when the "pet
lambs" wereanticipatingso much pleas
ure. He needs "reconstruction" badly,
and his case will he attended to when
the "Rump" meets in November. —
Till then, Africa, adieu \—Reading Ga
—General Sickles has ordered the
I South Carolina banks to refund the
monies advanced by the hanks during
' the war but not used.
—The destitute negroes of Virginia
have been told by General Schofield to
look for assistance henceforth to the
I commissioners of the poor.
—A jury of inquest yesterday,at Wil
mington, North Carolina, was com
posed of an equal number of whites
—Judge Wright of theSupremeCourt
of lowa, has decided that as the legisla
tion of that State now stands, national
bank shares cannot be taxed.
—Hon. Jesse D. Bright, formerly U
nited States Senator from Indiana, has
been elected a member of the Kentucky
Legislature. lie is a resident of that
—lt is estimated that the peanut crop
in North Carolina will equal this year
the crop of last year. New Hanover
and Onslow, the principal peanut re
gion, then realized CO, bushels.
—The exportations of petroleum this
year amounted to 32,280,381 gallons a
gainst 20,1.30,711 last year.
—A Maine paper estimates that the
marketed berry crop this season in that
State, from wild vines alone, will prob
ably be sold for at least $l,-300,000.
—An unsuccessful oil well in Indiana
spouts sulphur water of a quality which,
it is stated, surpasses the Virginia
—Mr. Bonner paid $30,000 for his
horse Dexter instead of only $30,000, as
at first reported.
the pickpocket, while rifling her pock
ets, at Baliston, New York, the other
day, and held him until he was taken
—General Pillow has at last been"in
the field" lo some purpose. He esti
mates his corn crop this year at 200,000
—A Fenian national congress is to be
held in New York on the 21st instant
"to take into consideration the present
policy and position of the brother
—Admiral Palmer's flagship, the
Susquehanna, sailed the other day from
Vera Cruz for parts unknown.
A corps of United States engineers
, are now engaged in surveying a route
for a Xiagra ship canal, under the law
j of Congress.
—Franklin Smith, a white man, con
victed of rape, at Wilmington, X.
I has been sentenced to be hung on the
—There is a good reason why a little
man should never marry a bouncing
; widow- Jic mrgnt be called "the wid
| ow's mite."
—The wheat in Loudon county, Va.,
is turning out from ten to fifteen bush
j els to the acre. The white wheat is in
different, the red very fine,
i —Out West a sensitive young mai
-1 den last week poisoned herself because
her sweetheart went to the circus with
—The talk about rebuilding theLin
| del Hotel, in St. Louis, is reviving.—
The "solid men" are now moving in
—A jaw, a n#se, a face and a head
broken were part of the results of a
base ball match in lowa.
—Cholera travels with the steerage
passengers on the Mississippi boats.
—Senator lien. Wade is to stump-O
hio for the republicans.
—ln Jefferson City, Missouri, near
ly two hundred houses are being erec
ted this season.
—43,012 acres of public lands were dis
posed of in.inly, in lowa, Michigan and
—A Wisconsin farmer complains
that lie has not room on his farm this
year to stack his crops.
— l The drought is seriously affecting
the corn and potatoes in. Indiana.
—Ten thousand persons were struck
by lightning in France in thirty years.
—A good cargo of coolies costs about
$32.~>,000 in gold.
X'KUKO i'OXVF.XTIOX IX KKAI)IX<. PA.
RKADIXG, Pa., Aug. 14. —The Penn
sylvania negro Equal Rights League
[ held two harmonious and enthusiastic
; sessions hereto-day. There was a very
j full attendance, and several speeches
were delivered—one by the President, ;
William Xesbit; another by the chap
lain, Jos. It. Nelson —expressing joy at
the progress made by the Leagues in
its educational efforts, and promising
the day was not far distant when ne
groes would vote in Pennsylvania.
Captain E. 11. Rauch, a white man,
spoke at length. Pennsylvania was no
longer a slave hunting ground, thanks
to Thaddeus Stevens. (The mention
of Mr. Stevens' name Jdrew fortli un
bounded applause.) He promised that
soon the right of franchise must be vest
ed in the negro.
In the afternoon a series of resolu
tions were passed, thanking the Legis
lature for the bill granting negroes the
right to ride in public conveyances;
thanking Congress for its protection ;
congratulating the country on the Re
publican victory in Tennessee; coun
selling the negroes of the South to stand
by the Republicans, who are the only
hope here and there, and appointing a
committee to visit Congress and press
the extension of the franchise bill to:
every State in the Union.
The Indian War—Reported liutflc—
ST. LOUIS, August 17. —An Omaha
dispatch saysa battle is reported in the
neighborhood of Plain Creek, between
S(H) Sioux and 200 Pawnee scouts, last
ing six hours. The Sioux were routed
with great loos, the scouts having been
reinforced by United States troops.—
This report needs confirmation. In
dian commissioners reached Omaha yes
terday and held a secret session, when
they proceeded up the river. .
An encounter took place yesterday
at Fort Hooker, between Gen. McCall
and Mr. Edgar, of the commissary
department. A challenge passed be
tween them, hut Col. Crane put them
both in the guardhouse.
All sutlers at Big Creek are driven a
way by the military, and their goods
confiscated, on the grounds that they
have no United States lisences.
COUNTING THE COST.—AS we have
not omitted to mention before, the cost
of running the recontsruetion law is to
bo felt by tax-payers, debt-burdened
people of the country. To carry out
the work .of registration a'one, more
than a million and a half of dollars, in
addition to the half million of last
spring, 'have been appropriated. As
little prominence as possible has been
given to this feature. The noise has
been made over the dradful obstinacy
of rebels, and especially over the rebei
liousstateof the Presidential intentions.
Such clap-trap was never turned to lar
ger account. It costs the people two
millions of dollars this season; and
what the military expenditures are to
be can be guessed with considerable ac
curacy. it was thought that the coun
try had fortunately succeeded in bring
down the military establisment to a
modest standard; but to advance parti
san schemes hundreds of millons more
are to be piled upon the national debt,
to defray the necessary expenditures of
the War Department in the continued
military occupation of the Southern
States. There is a people rendered
helpless by the course and cost of a long
war. They have neither means nor
men. They frankly admit defeat, and
come forward to pledge themselves a
new to maintain the Union. They are
raising their first crop since the termi
nation of the contest, and now is the
time to restore all the former relations
with them, through the natural and
kindly agencies of trade and commerce.
Just when Providence itself drops the
suggestion, Congress mounts a stricter
guard over them. It puts bayonets to
their throats, and denounces them for
worse rebels than when they were in
arms. The country is kept in distrac
tion by those means, and the people of
the North are expected to pay the bills
of misrule. How long will it last?—
"COPPERHEAD SPEECH."— A good
joke was perpetrated at the fair grounds,
4th of July celebration, at Carlisle. A
young man from one of the rural dis
tricts, who had, it seems, given more
attention to politics than he had to the
history of his country, stood near to
Prof. Gi'lelen as he read the declaration
of Independence. After listening atten
tively for some time, he turned away
in disgust, and said to an acquaintance
—"do you know who that man is who
is making that copperhead speech?"
His friend, convulsed with laughter,
told him it was not a speech but the
Declaration of Independence he had
been listening to. The rural Radical
walked off without saying a word in
reply, but his countenance indicated
that lie was not at all pleased with
Thomas Jefferson's sentiments.
THERE is great fear in some parts of
Florida of a negro insurrection. The
blacksclaim the right to bethedominant
class, and threaten a war of extermina
tion. Knowing the swamps and ever
glades perfectly they can easily evade
pursuit and capture, in the event of war.
When the Seminoles occupied the pen
insula, they evaded and harrassed the
regular troops for many years. The ne
groes know this fact and expect to im
prove upon the Indian tactics. They
may find themselves wofully mistaken.
SPEC IA L NO TICKS.
THE G LOR Y OF MA N IS S TR ENG TIL
—Therefore the nervous and debilitated should
immediately use HelmboKl's Extract Buc'nu.
FACTS FOR THE PUBLIC,
Easily verified by examination, which we re
1. We have the largest establishment for the
manufacture and sale of Clothing in Philadelphia,
extending through from 518 Market street to oil
Minor street, and occupied exclusively by our
2. Our building, having been constructed by us
for our own exclusive occupancy, and for the busi
ness to which it is devoted, unites all the
conveniences and appliances which have been
found necessary or desirable.
3. We have an ample cash capital, enabling us
to make all purchases for cash, and giving us a se
lection, at the most favorable prices, from the
markets of the entire world. Is THIS PARTICULAR.
WE HAVE ADVANTAGES SHARF.P BV NO OTHER HOUSE
IN THE TRADE. This fact is well known to the
entire business community.
4. We sell our goods for cash only, which, though
it restricts our business to those prepared to pur
chase in that way, enables us to eive them such
advantages as no house doing a different business
can possibly offer.
5. A business experience of a quarter of a cen
tury has informed us fully of the wants of the
public and of the best way to meet them.
6. We employ the best and most experienced
Cutters and Workmen in making up our goods
the style, fit and make of which are unsurpassed.
7. All persons, whatever may be their physical
peculiarities (unless deformed), can be accurately
fitted at once from our stock, in most cases better
'han by goods made to order, and prices 25 to 50
per cent lower.
8 Our business is large and constantly increas
ing, enabling us to keep the largest, best assorted
and most complete stock of Men's, Youths' and
Boys' Clothing in Philadelphia, to which large
daily additions are made of fresh goods, replacing
those sold. •
9. For reasons already enumerated, we can and
do sell at prices guaranteed in all cases lower
than the lowest elsewhere, or the sale cancelled
and money refunded.
10. All goods when offered for sale arerepresen
ted to be exactly what they are.
11. When buyers are, for any reason, dissatisfied
with a purchase made, if reported within a reason
able time, we pledge ourselves, by exchange, re
funding of money or otherwise, to givs full satis
faction in every case, and request that all such
may be reported to us for adjustment.
HALF WAY BETWEEN I BENNETT & Co.,
FITTII AND ! TOWER HALL,
SIXTH STS. ( 518 MARKET ST. I
AND 600 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
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To CONSUMPTIVES. — I The advertiser,
having been restored to health in a few weeks by
a very simple remedy, after having suffered for
several years with a severe lung affection, and tha
dread disease Consumption--is anxious to make
known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure.
To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the
prescription used (free of charge), with the dircc
tions for preparing and using the same, which they
will find a sure cure for Consumption, Asthma,
Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, and all Throat aud Lung
Affections. The only object of the advertiser in
sending the Prescription is to benefit the afflicted,
and spread information which he conceives to be
invaluable, and ho hopes every sufferer will try his
remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may
prove a blessing. Parties wishing the prescription
FREE, by return mail, will please address
REV. EDWARD A. WILSON,
inayl7,'67 ly. Williamsburg, Kings co., N. Y.
TAKE NO MORE UNPLEASANT and
UNSAFE REMEDIES for unpleasant and
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ERROR!? OF YOUTH.— A Gentleman
who suffered for years from Nervous Debility.
Premature Decay, and all the effects of youthful in
discre'ion, will, for the sake of suffering humanity,
send free to all who need it, the recipe and direc
tions lor making the simple remedy by which he
was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the ad
vertiser's experience, can do so by addressing, in
perfect confidence, JOHN B. OGDEN,
mayl7,'67-ly. Cedar Street, New York.
SHATTERED CONSTITUTIONS RE
STORED by Helinbold's Extract Buchu
PROOFB OF THE SUPERIOR
QUALITY OF THE
A M ERIC ATT ' w A T Cll
The American Watch Company, of Walthani,
Mass., respectfully submit that their Watches are
| cheaper, more accurate, less complex, more dura
ble, better adapted for general U3e , and more
easily kept in order and repaired than any other
watches in the market. They are simpler in struc
ture. and therefore stronger, and less likely to be
injured than the majority of foreign watches,
which are composed of from 125 to 300 pieces]
while in an old English watch there are more than
700 parts. How they run under the hardest trial
watches can have, is shown by the following let
PEXX. RAILROAD COMPANY,
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, I
ALTOOXA, Pa., 15 Dec., 1860. F
Gentlemtu : The watches manufactured by you
have been in use on this railroad fur several years
by our enginemen, to whom we furnish watches
as part of our equipment. There are now some
three hundred of them carried on our line, and we
consider them good and reliable time-keepers.
Indeed. I have great satisfaction in saying your
watches give us less trouble, and have worn and
do wear much longer without repairs than any
watches we have ever had in use on this road As
you are aware, we formerly trusted to those of
English manufacture, of acknowledged god repu
tation ; but as a class they never keep time as cor
rectly, nor have they done as good service as
In these statements I am sustained by my pred
ecessor, Mr. Lewis, whose experience exlcnoed ov
er a series of years.
EDWARD H. WILLIAMS,
American Watch Co., Walthani.
We make now five different grades of watches,
named respectively as follows :
APPLF.TOX, TRACV A Co., Waltham, Mass.
WALTHAM WATCH COM PAN V, Waltham, Mass.
P. S. BARTLETT, Walthani, Mass.
\VM. ELLEBV, Boston, Mass.
HOME \\ ATUH COMPAXV, Boston. Mass.
All of these, with the exception of the Home
Watch Company, are warranted by the American
Watch Company to be of the best material, on the
most approved principle, and possess every
requisite for a reliable tiue-kceper. Every dealer
selling these watches is provided with the Compa
ny's printed card of guarantee, which should ac
company each Watch sold, so that buyers may feel
sure that they are purchasing the genuine article.
There are numerous counterfeits and imitations
of our Watches sold throughout the country, and
we would caution purchasers to be on their guard
Any grades of Waltham Watches may be pur
chased of Watch Dealers throughout the country.
ROBBINS & APPLETON,
auglOwt IS2 Broadway, New York.
Now FOR REVOLUTION. —Don't be
startled. The country's safe. Nevertheless, im
mediate, instantaneous revolution is impending.—
Don't Beat the Drums,
for this is a silent revolution. It is now going on
In Every State,
including the married state, the single state, and
U states of the human hair which are not in har
mony with beauty. Of whatever undesirable tinge
woman s ringlets or man's locks or whiskers may
bo, the evil is remedied instantly by
C'ristadoro\s Ilair Dye,
which is harmless as water, and certain to produce
a natural black or brown in five minutes. Manu
factured by J. CRISTADORO, 68 Maiden Lane,
New York. Sold by all Druggists. Applied by
all Hair Dressers. augl6w4
No CURE-ALL. —But if you want a
medicine that will cure Chronic (not inflammatory)
Rheumatism, Mumps, Sore Throat, Swellings, Old
Sores, Bruises, Toothache, Headache, lusect
Stings, Pains in the Back and Chest, also, inter
nally, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Colic, Croups and
Vomiting, you have it in Dr. Tobias' Wonderful
Venetian Liniment. It never fails when used ac
cording to the directions. Every drop of it is put
up by Dr. Tobias himself, and he has done so for
nineteen years. His medicine is known through
out the world. The best physicians recommend it.
Thousands of certificates can be seen at the depot,
56 Cortlandt Street. No family having children,
should be without it in case of Croup. Thousands
of children are saved by it annually. Use it when
first taken according to the directions, and you
will never lose a child. Ladies will find it valua
ble in eradicating pimples and blotches. Only 50
cts. and SI per bottle. Sold by the druggists
throughout the United States and in Europe. De
pot. 56 Cortlandt Street, New York. auglfiwt.
SCHENCK'S SEAWEED TOXIC. —This
medicine, invented by Dr. J. 11. Sehenck, of Phil
adelphia, is intended to dissolve the food and make
it into chyle, the first process of digestion. By
cleansing the stomach with Schenck's Mandrake
Pills, the Tonic soon restores the appetite, and food
, that could not be eaten before using it will be eas
! ily digested.
Consumption cannot be cured by Schenck's Pul
monic Syrup unless the stomach and liver is made
I healthy and the appetite restored, hence the Tonic
| and Pills are required in nearly every case of con
sumption. A half dozen bottles of the SEAWEED
J TONIC, and three or four boxes of the MANDRAKE
J PILLS will cure any ordinary e ise of dyspepsia.
Dr. Schcnck makes professional visits in New
York, Boston, and at his principal office in Phila
] delphia every week. See daily papers of each
place, or his pamphlet on consumption, for his days
j of visitation.
Please observe, when purchasing, that the two
| likenesses of the Doctor, one when in the last stage
of consumption, and the other as he now is, in per
fect health, are on the Government stamp.
Sold by all druggists and dealers; price SI 50
per bottle, or $7 50 the half dozen. All letters for
advice should be addressed to Dr. Schenck's prin
cipal Office, No. 15 North Sixth street, Philadel
| General Wholesale Agents—Demas Barnes & Co.
New York; S. S. Hnnce, Baltimore, Md ; John D.
: Park. Cincinnati, Ohio; Walker A Taylor, Chica
go, III.; Collins Bros., St. Louis, Mo.
II ELM BO ED'S FLUID EXTRACT OF
Bi'cut: is a certain cure for
BLADDER, KIDNEYS, GRAVEL,
DROPSY, ORGANIC WEAKNESS, FE
MALE COMPLAINTS, GENERAL
and all diseases of the
whether existing in
MALE OR FEMALE,
from whatever cause originating and no matter of
HOW LONG STANDING.
Diseases of these organs require the use of a di
If no treatment is submitted to, Consumption or
Insanity may ensue. Our Flesh and Blood are
supported from these sources, and the
lIE ALTII AND HAPPINESS,
and that of Posterity, depends upon prompt use of
a reliable remedy.
HELMBOLDS EXTRACT BUCIIU,
Established upwards of 18 years, prepared by
If. T. HELMBOLD, Druggist,
594 Broadway, New York, and
104 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
BLINDNESS, Deafness and Catarrh,
treated with the utmost success, by Dr. J. ISAACS,
Oceulist and Aurist, (formerly of Leyden, Hol
land ) No. 519 Pine Street, Philadelphia. Testi
monials front the most reliable sources in the city
ami country can be seen at his office. Medi
cal faculty are invited to accompany, their pa
tients. as he has no secrets in bis practice. Artifi
cial Eyes inserted without pain. No charge made
for examination. |may3, Oiyl
THE HEALING POOL, AND HOUSE
OF MERCV.— Howard Association Reports lor
YOUNG MEN, on the crime of solitude, and the
errors, abuses and diseases which destroy tne
manly powers, and create impediments to mar
riage, with sure means of relief. Sent in sealed
letter envelopes, free of charge. Address Dr. J.
SKILLON HOUGHTON, Howard Association,
Philadelphia, Pa- jun7,'67yl.