Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, August 31, 1864, Image 1
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WA8UUURN. r, in il blackness, in now sweeping o'er us, Hearing destruction along with ita .ruin; .liferent,' broad banners are waving before us, .Wbila tbollctdof tbo fallentas criuiEoucd tho h- plain. . rot he re have motto ileal death to their brothers, Each nuking the other to yield on hi. wriil, tt thinking, nlr.s ! how Lntrcd e'er .mothers i Tbo love tlat lies in their btarts culm and still. i.1 liow ciiTi we stand, aihtfsl this commotion, And fee theso bloodstained flags unfurled, Kmirg to watch, with the warinot devotion, t Tbee fy.ibols of murder, ui they doat thro' : tho world ! guised in their beauty Ihey flutter 'neath ; Lea on, ; And flap their bright folds as they float on tho breeze, Jiile beneath thorn with death valued lives have '. beenvivcn, ; Whilst blood on the Plain lies to curdlo and froozo. VJ to o'er the henda of armed legions in ;! oaiuo, :, I Vhoio death-dealing daggers are clashing be . X low ; leronr of the cannon, the proans and tho rattle, Ppeaks, oh ! too plain, of death and of woe. eto banners are leading tho sword, to dUsevcr . Tho ties of affection that bind us" as friends ; Bd, onoe out asunder, no power can ever 'iliud togolhcr what bate's dagger rends. I" fh 'n our fair Tnien Ijecuientcd togothor When Peace sheds ber glory around us again Vll greet these bright banuen, while hither I and thither I S They float in their grandour o'er land and o'er r main ; Jlicn war's bloody demon haunts nsno longer !When the woild from its murderous emifiicta is we, as a cation, will grow grcator and stronger, ! Jf ruled by tho voico of our own Liberty. Tlcre war w existing no j.istico can enter, ,-J.o jiarry tho blow that Tyranny aims tj the shrine of Liberty the glorious confer . Of all tho bright honor the American claims, ad where it exists, tho strong arm of Power t Will over engrasp.tho rights of the free, Vnitig death's gloom and dark battlo lower, Or spreading lU terror o er uiouutaio and lea, ta, bow can we stand amidst this commntion, And ice these bloodstained bannors unfurled, tcmipg to watch, with warmest devotion, I The. symbols of murder as they float through V th'e world ! Tenet I lovo tneui , i t w-. nn never; through their great beauty no mercy extonds, to they are yet leading tho sword to dissovor The ties of affection that hinds us as fricn ds. S Olm Hons, August 2, 1S64. fDit. liEECHE-'s Manuscbut. Dr. ISeecu- i'l hubits of composition were peculiar, is social cature was so active that as soon ho had written a soutenco that pleased di he bud an ardent desiro to road it to i Itdo'nody. Many time she ha'rushed to 'lo diuing room whero Aunt Ksther was 'Wdi'iDg dishes--"liero, Ksther, hear :kis." Aunt Esther, with martyr-like pa Juco, would. bland, towel in onohanJ, id an un wiped plate in tho other, (for Vaniuatbave her undivided attention,) 311 be had read his paragraph atid trolled )ack to Lis study uain. It sometimes iiemedfta if ho would i.ever get a sen Wee dono. lie would wiito, re-write, in- irline, erase, tear up nnd begin anew, Jcratch out and scribblo in almost, cndless V In the latter part of his life this hab Ibecamo morbid, and notually shut him jut from the possibility of publiohing his )n writitigH. lie wua tho torment of Irioters, both by the delay of his manu leript and the condition in which they Sunditwhen they got it. Ono of his laughters said thero wcro three negative Mo by which she could always read her fclher's writing, to wit: 1. If there is a letter crossed, it is'nt at. 2. If thero is a letter dotted, it is'nt an t. 3. If there is a 'Vpital lettor it is'nt at thobogiuuing of a ford. . ,. , ,, At Lano Setuimry, ho lived mora than iro miles from tho city. One time tho fruiters had been on tenter hooks for for W'ht hours about their copy, and ho tastily finished his manuscript in bw Budy, crushed it into the crown or the iat that lay nearest him, clapped another Salonhishead.drovo down to tho city. !BheiI up to tho printing ofhco and etched off bis hat. " Here's your copy i-h'm, h'm-woll, it it isn't here, it is tonewhere else." The copy was still in be hat that had been left at homo. Hu t ho oould be angry with so much good Vture, even if it were a plague, f Tt.r, ,m nv K.-.AVCE. It is (dated in ie Lomfjn Timts that German capitalists ve taken at least 1150,000,000 of our six r cent. 5-20 bonds, which cost them only ibout forty conts on the dollar. Only 80 000,000 have been invested to securo kit 5150,000,000. Allowing those bonds I bo paid at maiuruy, 101 us see now me count w ill stand, and then wo may bo tie to comprehend some of tho beauties )f Mr. Chase's paper money scheme : i Twontv venrs' interest - ?1H0,000,000 iweniy J"'" ., is,, ooontiii l'rincipai at mavunvy - !gold To pay tho interest of this jttle U of the public debt, the o ai.for- lia cold redact must bo exported for Venty years. Forty del Ur. to U wenoir koive from a forcicr.er for f WO six per lent. bond. For this wo ray an annual fctorest of six dollars, or f c , . . . t n,l in auultiOu 10 yon nis inveivaiLi --. . . & mart at maturity pay JIOJ in gold. a bonus of !f0U, lor iue I'." .'"-, :r le ing $10, at an annual intorostor w )ei cent. I aT..i j-i. ihat wo are toali- H hutory. Yes 1 but tho history we -taking nudof him would gu From the Nation . I Ir.t.!:;01ic.r. . EOW TO IIAX PLACE. Wo nro aire Ihnt the. attention of every lender wm, arreted by tho iollow ir.ir ob servations of (ho New Yvrk Tribune, as contained in tho extinct which wo cited Irom tlmt paper, along with others, in our " Wo do net know, and havo not meant lo a.iirrj. that an imruodinfa t.,ni,.,i of our national trnul.lnii i. t. fno.t.. f.., : ble; But ,oe feel certain lhM Uo tlM ofZ lm aiuwvt'y, oUorLiuy d.nire neuce, and . ......j, wunv uu netxnvi sucri n,ci in insure it. TLn, why ihdl it le imj xdihhdd t Let us knew, as soon as may le, the uost that the rcLel chyf u-M do h srerc icr.cc; Id vs next ascertain what is the xdtimulum' c. our sL'c and, if tho dillercnco is material, lot us fight all the liai dor till one sido or the other is ready to make tho needful con- cehsmn. n is liicn time liiattern j coming to n point." were I If. as the TriLunit nfllrmq iver p ' . .... .WW, wiv bu,iua ui uio uierican peopio, on each side of the dividing hno, "aDxiounly, absorbingly do siro peace, and are ready to make all nood ful sacrifices to insuro it," tho further continuance of tho war is a reproach to tho authorities who stand in tho way of realizing this ardent wish of the country. According lo tho view of the Tribune, the nation is cheated out of peace by the un willingness or tho inability of tbo men in placo on each side of tho line to effectuate the anxious, absorbing desire of their countrymen : and yet. with sincular in consistency, tho Tribune proposes to remit uio question ot peaco into the hands of tho "reuel chief" on tbo ono sido, and of 1 rosidont Lincoln on tho other ; for, when it says "let us know, ns soon as niny be the most that the rebel chief will do to secure peace," and immediately add., "let ua next ascertain what Is the ultima tum on our sido," ire Bupposo it intends to leave the "ultimatum" of the loyal States to bo tixod by Mr. Lincoln, as it assumes that the ultimatum of the seceded States is to be fixed by Mr. Davis. Vo havo many and, as we conoeivo, weighty objections to this proposition. If "two thirds of the people on each side of tho dividing line anxiously, absorbingly desire peace, and are rcadtt to make all need. 'Jul tacrijiccs to insure it," we must insist that the tonus and conditions of peace should be ascertained and concerted by tho poo- plo tb.omm.lves. We already know the umui.uu... , ,f , j , being such as to leavo no laoo o during h:s Administration, wo aro not at all curious to know tho "ultimatum" of Mr. Davis, which we think it very likely would as little reflect tho popular will and wish ou bis side, as tho President has littlo reflected tho popular will and wish en our biuo t y tno supplementary cuuui- lion ho ha9 ncnounced as the ground on which ho will receivo any propositions looking to "peace and the integrity of tho wholo Union." If peaco'is to be sccureJ, its torms tnut be ascoriaineu ny uioso who, as tho Tribune fay?, "aie willing to muko all needful aacriliees to insure it that iJ by the peo;lo themselves. Who but the peopio oil e;toh liiJo can determine what sacnlice luey deem to bo "neeuitu for the assured restoration of pence? Wei aro very sure that two thirds of the people on our sido of tho "dividing lino" would have no hesitation in "iaenlicmg" many things which President Lincolu is not prepared to sacriticn, iu order to secure peaco. lie is so haniperod by his "procla mations" and pledges that of all men lie is most disqualified to appronch the con sideration of this subject, for what audi ence could ho expect to receivo from the peopio of tho seceded States in commend ing"to their adhesion terms which, it js safe to say, aro considered by u majority of the pepple cvon in the loyal States to bo as little proper for tho President to offer ns they aro littlo likely to be accept ed by tho parties to whom they aro ud drossod ? It is clear to our minds, therefore, that if any negotiations are to be sot on' foot with a view to ponce, they must bo pre ceded by n rhupgo of front on the part of those who direct tho civil Administration of the country. The present policy of tho Government in tbo conduct of the war must be reversed by a return le tho prin ciples and maxims which have been left out of sight in what the New York Times calls tho "blind race of radicalism and baibarimu." Wo know that President Linooln does not yet perceive tho neccs aitv of such a reversal. Ou the contrary, he'has within the last few weeks commit ted himself bv his late manifesto moro v lhan ever beforo to the logical conclusions of the policy that now dictates tho ends and objects of the war. But apart from all questions of persons fr,u it sppms to us. cs wo bavo al- ui Lsa a-u-?i " ready intimated, that if the people are ripo for reaco, they should be ullowod to nvnr.. tVioir wishes and views to that ... . . ." . . rl 1. :.1;-(m cllect witu lliO icaai possieio iimu or conrusion resulting irom mo h .... . 1 1 Lnw& in lion ot tuird parties. Anu now , uun p" this bo accomplished f As thero wcro many who, at tho begin ning of the secession agitation, avowed their willingness to refer all questions at issuo between tho North and the South to tho arbitration of a National Convention, so at every stage of tho war which has followed it has been supposed that, what ever might bo its result, a National Con vention would bo called to readjust our nrpanic nolicv with reference to the alter ed relations left by tho war. And if regard be had to tho subject-matter of the dissensions out of which tho war grew, it would Boom that they could, in tubstance and in form, be most properly allayed by a free conforence of the States composing il. it-;. Th Inundations of tho Union 1 were laid by luch a Convention, and it is dlv dis-1 the only body which is opmretont to re dIy. adjust tUo Umt of that Union. A ortion 1 CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, U!G1, -.TWmi. i , ;Q. t.iO jiropJo in tl.o Stnics havo sonj'htto subvert tl.i l:i'X3 by viulouce, and vio- lence ou the oco Riue" hnn hc!!Ot violouco on tbo otijor, until, in tho confusion of ' WIO UOrrili llllV. It WOUlll t(m Hint, wo linvn forfottcu evury other uuinirago but tho sword. We do not say that a. National Conven tiou id nractieable in the present aspect of our I ', . L0 could 'u"tui nuuirs. Ana It tins niiupr. be chanced, it tniskt norm mw-.r 1TIuT"JT" ,lho PT?s ft thO COIlSl.U.tlOnnI1 mint irm rU .,11 41.- I fc talcs lo tho National Government. And to far as our own views extend in this di rection, wo Khould not caro to seo a resort to this expedient until it should bo de monstrably clear that the grent mass of tho people of the South aro no less disaf fected towards "the Constitution as it is and the Union as it was" than wo know to be tho case with tho anti-slavery j party of the North. In that evnnt. with I such a concurrence of antatrnniKm fn Mm "old Union," wo should despair of its res toration. Hut as we have recently seen a grent reaction of public sentiment at the North, wo are not without hope that, under auspices calculated to produce it. there miht be an coual reaction nt tl.n South dispensing with tho necessity of calling a National Convention. It could be called only by tho concurrent voico of tne Legislatures of two thirds .t tbo States uniting in this request at tho hands of Congress, und it would have to bo pro- i.uuuu uv uu uriuisuce ior a nermil lontt euough to permit its assemblage. Hut if a Nutional Convention is "impossible," what solution of our complication rnn commend itself to the claim of being "pos sible 1" President Lincoln and Gen. Jef ferson Davis have no right or power to settle between' thomsolvos tho terms on which the nation shall have peaco, except as tho former shall ask what the latter shall agroe to accept-that is, a return of the seceded Stales to their nllegianco under the Constitution, with all the rights and duties defined by that instru ment, lint as the torms of Mr. Lincoln ignore, tho constitutional riahts of tho seceded States, and as tho terms of Con Jefferson Davis ienoro their constitniinnnl duties, it is plain that tho negotiation be tween the President and the "rebel chief," according to the idea of the Tribune, are "impossible." V e ouestion whn(liir 5n Mm A - BMW I ' I V II V stage of the war there ore many who be lieve inai i no policy or "subjugation and ..-..i: ii . ... . . S ...... iuiau.un is aT;rKr ofis z: rX. JO doIirmhrU,md.,nJHOUl,.-0.,;3. lonrnr will. I,..t...l words, under tho tionai Mirenzy, aro last, coming 10 ppcaK in a moro rational nnd sober dialect. voyage of thrco days only ;!70 arrived at Liko tho lnbun. wo do not difgui.-o , n1Djr destination. In Trcbizondo aluuo from ourselves the uifheullicsor tho crisis. ' 7,000 of these wretched 'peopio have td With it, wo do not nflirm that "an Iinrnc- I'lindv ponvdit.a shrvltcr rnil tlu".f nro hot dialo settlement of our national troubles 1 is perfectly feasible, but, ns on a former i occasion WO Know it avowed n rendmess to boo a National Convention called nt Iho 1 closo of tho war, it has occurred to us that j our contemporary, iu whom wo rocognho a no lees sincere than influential advocate : of peace, might bo willing to accept this arbitrament lor the purpose cl closing tlio war itsell. At ),ruMiMry such a confer-. ncc of the tWi'xs it would be entirely prjtr lor J 'resident Lincoln (or successor) to open nejottations wdh Gen. Jejitrson JMeis for an armmtice, based on tho principle of uh pos-, Iu tit during tho term of its continuance, and which should be concluded for a period long enough to admit of such a conference ; for, ns the President is ( om- mander-in-Chiefof tho Army and Navy of tho United States, nnd as Gen. Jeffcrfon j Davi- is "thoauthority which controls tho armies at war against tho United Stales," it would bo entirely competent for liicm to conclude an uimistice wuu tis cnu in view. We shall not be sjjspected of wishing lo turn the thoughts of any from tho things that make for peaco when wo Fay that it is possible for tho ratrons of this boon to allow their zeal to outrun their j discretion. 1 1 is easy to cry "peace, peaco," when there is no peace ; for, ns Napoleon onco, in upsianco, saw, -i-euu-u is oiu ( . . - - t : tho conditions ol peaco aro everything. fmr prospect ol the whole, niter somo ue When the fountains of tho great deep . j-y, and indiFcribaLlo suffering, finding r. have boon broken upas Ihcy have been home among those who, thoudi strangers, iu this distracted country, it would lo . profes tho wine rolirious belief, and wor idle to expect an immediate and total ,' i,jp , v'uh their farea to vards Mecca, Tito fubsideneo of the surging waters. I:i tho 1 disaster which has thus p!un:cvl nn en davs of the Hebrew monarchy under King ! tiro nation into paupei ism, with its eou n.iwiiit Urn enrrril historian records that 1 romitanls of faminu and disease, is fear- Iho children of Issachar wero men iuu. ivi understanding af the times to knewuhatl Israel ovht to do." Our couutry is perish-1 ing for tho want of men liko tho children of Issnchar men who havo understand ing of the times to know what the nation should do. v TuREATENisa FiNT.F.R." It seems from a special from Washington to tho Cincinnati Gu:etlc, that eminent legal au thorities connected with the Government havo determined on tho suppression of disloyal (meaning Democratic) papers in Ohio, and that if Governor Urough con curs, the programmo will bo carried out. All wo havo to eay on that Bubjcclis, that we have consulted, and know tho o piuions of highor and moro eminent au thority than tho cabal at Washington wo mean the peopio ; and they have sworn by tho liberties that oar forefathers be queathed us, that the suppression shad not lake place. An f yo for an eye, and a tooth b ia their motto now. Lot ty rants beware! In placo of a threatening finger they may sco a whoio uanu. vay ton Empire' 2T"Mr. Smith," said the counsel, 'yo Afliciated in a pulpit do you mean that you preached f" "No sir! I held the candle for a man who did '-"Ah, tho court understood you dmcrentiy. Thev supposed that tho discourso came froia you." "NOjiir; I only throwed lifllitouit." From the K. V. Journal 0f Commerce. A irATIOIAL DETERMINATION, t or twonty-uvo or thirty years tho no v..v.-..a lucPf inhabiting tho moun "t T "pi. T c" . s lU0 northeast coast 11 l""t-.'r .,ea. "as Uiaiutained nn uno. Mo.e ,vuu , me entire power of tho Lussian Lmpiro.butatlasta lettor from unsmiiiiiu pie miormsus of the capitu lunon oi varuar, their Inst stronghold "uu uio enure population is scekin an asylum in Turkey. Hero is a peoid "uicn, uico l oianu, is stricken funa tho list of nationalilics, nnd the l.ussiun C.;ir ii lao inctrumtt j)y which Iho work is ncv.lpIl.od. Til this o-nno(in n i;f '"""iw ui iue uiaioiy oi IU0 UUCusbiuns may be tirnelv : I -r.i. i.:.i ..i ".i A l'ussiun tstimato a few years ngogavo tho total population as about-KJO.Oui) ; but as nearly as can bo judged from tho uuia- uer oi rciugeos now claiming tho protect ion of a fiiendly Govcrnmeiit, somo 100, 000 must havo since porished in the des perate encounters which havo crimsoned every valley ol their mountain land. l.o ing warriors from choice, and acrinultnr. ists only from necessity, and always evin cing a passionate attachment to their na tive rocKS, the IiUSSians havo rnlirnil l. lore them in many a contest. Tho stni"- gio to ellect their reduction has beon un ceasing since 1800, when Georgia was an nexed to Hie dominions of tho Czar ; but it was not until 182:5, when a chieftain namod Kasi Molat, aided by tho youthful Shamyl, organized a formidable At the end of ten years Kasi was slain at umiri, which was taken by storm after every one of its defenders had perished. -no uravo ouimyi was elected his success or, and continued tho conflict with the varying fortunes. He was one of tho most remarkablo men that tho world has nro- duced. Uniting in himself the character ot a warrior .and a priost, ho commanded the veneration, while he wielded the pas sions of the people. Thev lovod. revered nnd obeyed him implicitly. His loss was their death blow, since from the day of ins capturo dates the downfall to final subjugation. Shamyl, with his family, occupies a palace in ltussh, rtill under military surveillance, but enjoying the prcogatives of a noble captivo. The scenes attending the arrival of tho Circassian refugees ou tho shoros of tho l.uxine, destitute and famishing, aro de scribed as exceedingly painful ; and uot loss harrowing in the desperate frenzy with which they crowd tbofnw transports sen 10 tueir rescue choosm w m took nnasnnnnn n -font,, ,.,- .iii ,n tl,n vaiifiinrd of ::00 OIK) Fr.kin- tr:inapnr- tal;011 to U,0 Turkish const so gi cat is tbo di-mnn.l for vceel th.it. IhnSnltnn rf,i.,ml-,i.,i, .TUni-min.- nnoof t!m m, n- 0f-war. for cmflovmeut in this service. A correspoiideiit of llo Lor,da Tunes at Conntniit ir.oi lo sl-vs- do not wish toexcito unnecessary horror by a faithful description of the aw- fui vibitation which has fallen unon tho i iiun.in uu louv. I vuuui. .iu uiv.i ii'viuii . ,.i .i; -;, however ininuto nnd nccurato, couM con- Vcy a eciisc ol the fearful Bufferings of this paw proscripted people; but I should bo failing of public duty if I did not rut up- nn record the dreadful calamity of which 1 havo such nl uiidanl evidence 1 havo )cua appealed to, boncver, from every nuartcr. to pivc publicity to this awful l;..tc of things as a means ofconcentratirg attention on tho Eubicct tho present and futur imporlanco of which ia pret, and in the hoi o. also, that it may elicit .ouio mauiiestation ol public sympathy. The Turkish Government is doing all in its power lorueol tho pressing exigen cy. Tho Sultan has given from his pri vate purso the munificent mm of?' "50.000 others civo according to their ability . . . .. , . 1 .. . I v.. . I . 1 1 j, niH0 proposed to draft somo i,(H'U men into the army ; and ns a further relief, nr!!0 numbers ultimately tuny l o cmploy- . - .. . . . i ...:. .. r,i ,a 0 eulturo oi couun. .-u uu iu is u fully aggravated by tho suddenness .mil completeness of tho overthrow, ror tao moment every resource is ovcrpowcreu. History presents few such examples BsSyA young woman had been convert ed at a camp-meeting. 1 he minister had told her that ifsho had laith, tho Lord would givo her whatever she would ask in prayer. P.elicving implicitly in his words sho ono evening retired to a grovo, and fervently prayed to tho Lord to give her a man, It so happened that on owl sat up in ono of tho trees, and being disturbed, gave outawho-ol Sho thought tho Lord had heard her prayer, and only wished to know her choice. Sho was overjoyed with tho greatest thankfulness of spirit, aud answered back, " Anybody, Mr. Lord, ex cept Abe Lincoln." u7"Whon tho nows was received hero that Chnmbersburg had been burned by the rebels, somo of tho abolition jacobins openly expressed Xhoir delight declaring tnatit was just what they wanted to hoar of, as the " copperheads " had suffered heavily in the loss of property, and it would operate to exasperate tho people of tbo North. Such dovilish malignity lurks only in the hearts of heads. Shame I Sua oio 1 Bedford Gazette. 35An exihanpo says the country hoi become very healthy indeed since tho newspaper publisher! began to exact a .mall fe for obituary notices. NEW . . From tho Philadelphia Ago, Aa. 23. THE WAX NEWS. Tho truth of Gen. Grant's lato move ment is i nt length explained. On both t des of the James ho has been repulsed N arren s Corps, near tho Weldorl Hail roud was surprised and severely handled on Saturday, nnd lost two thousand priso ners and ono thousand killed and wound u ' i f.f01-0 almost a milo down tho Weldon Ludroad. On Saturday night tho corps intrenched itself, nnd on Sunday was reinforced, most probably by a por tion of Hancock's Corps. On tho ,,n,M. p.'iL(i, noanuonea nil that Portion nf wuueuaic hwamp which ho had held north of the villaco of New MnrUpt. n- Saturday ho received ordors to march to the south side of tho James. Now Market was abandoned, and Mirnnv's ("Vim. Deep llotlom, was left to hold the smf.ll amount of ground North of Foster's earth works winch it was thought necessary to retain. Hancock's Corns crossed tn tbn south side or tho Jam.s, and it is suppos ed was sent to aid Warren. On Sundnv night, when our intolligenco closed, every thing was quiet. Warren was intrenchvl on tho Weldou Railroad, and Uirney at Deep 1'ottom. Uen. Sherman foem? to havo civen nn any further attempts either to reach tho Macon hailroad or to get into Atlanta. ins troops are idle, and remain in thoir works without risking any contests. Tho correspondents o: the newspapers are do .... r i , ... .. riiuuucuu. many nave icit tho camp. iiicystato that fehcrman has slretehed his lino out until ho has reached twelve miles southeast of Atlanta, and still lm iimia tho enemy on the alert, and prolec- icu uy strong woiks. iie cannot outflank thorn, hherniau is now intronching the nortu bank of tho Chattahoochee, unci it looks as if ho, contemplated a rotreaton that side oi the river. Ihero is anything but exultation iu his camp. Tbo Federal cavalry havo cut the railroad leading from Atlanta to Montgomery, about twenty-five nines irom Atlanta, ihcy havo w in drawn, howover, and tho road is repaired Sherman's communications with the north wero interrupted for ubout four days. They are now reoponed. there is very littlo authentic nows from tho . Shenandoah Valley. Sheridan is on tho Potomac, his troops ranciiif? from Harper's Ferry to Willianisnort. Tho Confederates aro very near the river, and it is reported thev havo appeared on thn wU,trn huiik. Tho entiro valley has troops havo rctreateu manA.tn .; i Snicker's Gap, toward l.eesburg. They will try to prevent u Confederate advanco by that road towards Wuahiugton, if ono is intended. Wo havo Confederate advices from Mo- jilo lo last Tuesday. Nothing had occur- I, nnd 1 o-t Morsan rtil! held out. 1 ho Confederate dep. Gardner, recently a pri soner, had been named as Commander-in-Chief at Mobile. Gen. Sheridan hns beon reinforced by the balance of the Nineteenth Army Corps from New Orleans. Tho detachment numbers six thousand. Illinois has been mado a separate mili tary district, to bo commanded by tho no torious Gen. Payno. Peace Toe Union. Prosidonl Lincoln hns mado tho issue a war for tho abolition of slavery in Iho States no negotiation for peaces until slavory is abolished. The Democrats accept tho issuo. They will ppgotiato for a peaco, and pecuro it, with the L'uion, if possible, without regard to sluvcry or any other local Stato institution. In this all tho Democracy and tho Con servative nicn ate united. Tho Albany Aryus (War Democrat) does not hesitate to'tako up tlio issue. Tho l!.y(War) says: " Tho new President to bo nominated at Chicago and elected in November, must bo a man ready and willinj to meet any and ev:r overture for ), a man who shall lvpiciunt truly tho dignity aud power of tiio nation, and who will not bo unwilling even to tcudr an Aruistre iui;estixo a Xatioxal Convention oh ALL inn STrr.s." Tho New York Ac (Teacc) says: "The Peace Democracy will cudorro a nomination that faithfully rcprcscntn lho sentiments hero stated. They aro willing to trust to the good senso and patriotism of tha peopio for the realization of a defi nite pence as tho sequel of an armistice nnd National Convention." And so on, throughout tho country. Thero is no longor any distinction among Democrats. The Chicago Convention will bo united, and tho Democracy aud tho Conservative men of the country in the coming Presidential contest will become a unit. Harford Times, EKUie day a little girl about fivo years old. heard a preacher of a cortain denom ination Piavinir most lustily till tho roof rnnir with the streneth ofhis supplications Turnins to her mother and beckoning tho maternal ear to a speaking distance, sho whisnnrod : "Mother, don't you think that if ho lived nearer to God he wouldn't have to prav so loud 7 " fcuch a quostion is worth a volume on elocution in prayer. JHj-A lady at Brussels is known lo be-o extremely humane that she will no. auow even her carneU to be beaten : and was frightfully shocked on hearing a boy, who was relating a story about a donkey, lei I his companion to cut his tail short ; and sho actually fainted away when a relative said ho had been killing time. Tna PimRiNcs.-Lim-oln and Grant regard tho taking of Kichuiond as only a queMion of 6mA ll the poor soldier. ,n the Geld regard it as a question of tUriuty, go for ai they aro concerned. .ui i. oi mo james, as wo reported yester day, liirney's Cor;is was withdrawn to Gun. Hancock findnic hisonfmii..-." SERIES-VOL. V.-NO. 7. A KovAt Plea.-A judge relates the bl owing incident that occurcd in his prac tice ;-H0 was trying a potty case, in which ono of tho parties was not able to pay council fees', nnd undertook to plead his ow n causo. Hut he found, in tho course of the trial, that tho keouanda droit attorney who managed tho case for Uio other party was too much for him in legal strategy, evidently making the worsa appear the better cause. Tho poor man? nr. A., was in a state of mind borderinc upon desperation, when Iho opposing council closed his plea, and tho case was about to be submitted to tho decision. 'May it pleaso your honor,' said the man, "may I pray J" pr'ieiriuac3ou,1Ta lTVul ly 8Ur" objection. Whereupon Mr! A wMo upon his knees, and mado a fervent pray er, iu which ho laid the merits of his case beforo tho Lord iu a very cloarand meth odical staterojnt of all the particulars, pleading that right and justico might pre vail. "O Lord, thou, knowest that this lawyer has misrepresented the fact, and thou knowost that it is so and so" to tho end of tho chaptor. Arguments which he could not present in logical array to the understanding of men, ho had no dillicul ty in addressinc to tha Lord, l tome nvi. dently better versed in praying than pet- When he arose from his knees, Esquire W., the opposinc counsel, vorv much ex. asporated by the turn which thecaso had taken, said: "Mr. Juaiicn. iliwa nni n.. closing argument belong to mo ?" To which thojudgo replied: "Vou can close with prayor if you pleaso." Esquire W., was iu the habit of praying at homo, but not seeing tho propriety of connecting his prayer with his pr.actic., wisely forbore, leaving poor Mr. A. to win hia ensn. b did, by tho novel mode of prosenting it. A SnocKisu Accident at the Commer cial Ori-K.E .1 Young Woman Instantly Jul-cJ,- Yesterday morning, about 0 o'clock, one of tho feeders in the Commercial office a German girl, namod Luceita liossa met with nn nceidont which terminated her lifo in the most horriblo manner. Passing from one end of the press la tha other, with the intention of relieving an inexperienced ieouer, the ukirt or the un fortunate female cauehton ono of the shafts which drive the pondorous pros. and over which it is necessary to stcn in her transition. Instantly her clothing was wound up firmly upon its surfaeo.and tho poor girl, hurled from her feet, was carried around several revolutions striking ner neau owl body wnh tcrriho loree upon the floor. The press was stopped quickly tho driving pulley, Several revolutions wero mado after tho discovery of her cntangVment, and the first revolution winch hurled tho poor creature to the floor must have proved fu- several ol tbo giris working on the press at the time swooned away nt tho ter rible sight, and wero removed, helpless from tho spot. The mangled body of Lu cetta was cut loose from tho shaft, bo- ing firmly held by the clothing closoly en twined upon its surface. The head is com pletely crushed, and the whole body ter ribly mutilatod. An examination of tho spot whero the nccident occurred fullyac- counts for tho terriblo result of tho casu ally. Tho shaft ia only a littlo ovor two feet from the platform, and each revolu tion threw tho whole uppor part of tho body with teriiblo force upon tho floor. Ono of tho workmen, who saw tho acci dent, states that tho unfortunate cirl struggled to free herself of tho Bhaft, but lulled, and tho noxt instant ho heard her boily striko tho platform. Cincinatti E- quirer, August lo. Foi.lt. What bigotry nnd blindnoaa it was for tho heathens to throw thcmsclve under tho car of Juggernaut, to bo crushed to nppea.o t'no wrath of their falso gods. And iu this enlightened day, what a pity it is for tho Ameiican peopio to oiler themselves as Eacrilicoa to promote tho ambition of Lincoln. 8If four years of abolition-rule is suf ficient to annihilate our armies, impover ish ia tho people, involyo the Treasury in bankruptcy, and tho country m ruin, what will.bo tho result in caso Lincoln shtill bo rc-electod for four yonrs more f Do his supporters contend that tho hair ,ot tho dog will euro tlio bito ? tO.TIio Tima nska, " Shall Cubinct of ficers havo scats iu tho House f " Vo which tho Rochester Express, a leading Republican journal, replies : " No, wo have travelod fur enough on tho road to wards a Monarchy, and it is timo to put on the brakes," Lincoln. Tho Esyptian mothers re joiced when their children wero dovourod . . i i xi : . .. ii.i a l. T :.,n.ln'. py crocoviiieu. x uy mui. jxw hivvjiu mother had not lived iu that tiuio and on the bunks of the Nilo. 8'3-lf you want to have four years more ot blood-sbod, war, taxation, ignorance, extravagance, desolation and ruin, vote for Abe Lincoln, aud you will not be Uis appoiutud, 5yA negro was put up atnuctionby his mother iu Hudwn, N. Y., recently, aud was bought by a lawyer for J1000. j2?There are eighteen acres of rebels in the encampment for robel prisoners at Eloiira, N. Y. ttT"A very nice young thousand dollars at faro ut night last week. man lost six Saratoga ono Tu Emperor of Abyssinia his hand to (juoon Victoria. has offoto 1 No maiden ladies are allowod in Japan They must marry or leavo. pW with. J A.