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..TULY 9,
I WE PRINT 07/ 'fife inside pages of this
morning's"'ET G " fietond page: Podirill
Table Talk. Miseellaneons„ Third page :
`.F Handal /litters in I New ' York, Markets
.by Telegraph, Itnports, River News. Sixth
page: Anance and Trade, HOMO Markel IP. t
Xeiraeutn Matters.'.. Setentli - kigeY
Iteadifif Maur. • •
GOLD 4oseal.lii 7 .A . ew •ti)rii:ireaterclay at
BOYS nt BLvE l Don'.t fail to' read the
address: just bitted by the Republican Sol
diers' State Central Committee. It tells the
story, both of peril and of duty, in wards of
triith and force which could not well be
• • fiscal .
Tuai year ending June 30th has
made larger returns to the Treasury than
*ere anticipated 'on the estimates of last
Atittnnt. The excess is $2,000,0000n cus
toms, $3,060,000 from internal taxes, and
about the same from miscellaneous sources.
--Ws learn, fro.. the State Guard, that the
toininissioners who have beencharged with
the duty of selecting a site for the Northern"
Insane Asylum, have fixed on a location in
the .vicinity of Danville. It is to be pre
sumed that the choice has been wisely made
and that it will be generally approved.
. - Tuz 'Nevr York Tif73o of the 6th - pro.'
1 19. 1 . 1 agea the nomination of Cnest impossi
ble, upon a platform mouble4 to suit the
financial opinions of Puito4Tozr or the
subversi've 'and revolutiOntuy, sentiments of
Bratu.. The platform is before the people;
it is moulded precisely in that direction, and
Mr: Quint has found no difficulty in ac
writing it
THE nomination of Hon. •JOHN COTODE
for re-election to Congress in the XCE'st
District meets with the hearty endorsement
of the constituents -he has -so faithfully
served for several terms. Mr: COVODE is a
man ',of strict integrity, shrewd judgment
and indomitable energy' and perseverance.
Itis return to -Congress will be marked by
.a larger•majority than sup he has yet re
ceivedin his district:
selecting lion. GsLusedt. A. Gnow to
conduct campaign in. Pennsylvania, no
mistake-was made. Thus far that gentle
mlin has labored diligently, and to-day, as the
result of his efforts, the political machinery
of the State is in smoother working order
thim it has been for many years past. Un-,
der- r: Gnaw's: management an, over._
wheltning vote will be obtained for• C seat
and CeiNex in,,Pennsylvania.
1 •
Tam 4 1 ,rth Constitutional Axitendment has
been ratified by
,tvrenty-five States, includ
big GhiCtand New Jersey, which since claim
the right, denied by Congress, to withdraw
their wriest, and also including , the me:Om
uta-acted States ofkarma, Florida aid
North.. : Carolina. uisiama, South Caro-!
lima and Georgia ' ratify it this week, it
w k.r )
is believed , and th en will complete the re
quisite , number of twenty-eight, or three.
fourths, of tl 'At States, to give
tlie Arnindmt to Talidity.
Ti Presi
moved Gen ,
command in
entirely too
men in that I
to 'MOD °WEL
led to believ
would be jut.
icy Pi:sYmPai
simply : on
McDowEL, 'neither Democrat-.
is nor pliant , emergency came,
did not heal Htntrima-ys and
other rebel! of State affairs.
The Presid , ..._ e`mt. ..f. turned about Ire
more and restore Grtharai to the command.
This gaituVbini n thing except the gratifi
cation of Ads vin dip; spirit l since therebel
State officers cannot be restored without
General GRANT'S consent: '
ty.ity smorio representations have been
forwarded to the matins from Pennsylva,
iiiis' , vithin the day or/two, from influ
ential parties in this quarter of the State, 1
t; 3
earnestly, entre g, .the go Rd. ogices s of
Messrs. dilizno a nd tUCKALiNv in pro
moting the puss _of thelliinsebill regu
.., lating, the erects , 4
,bridges as:Fess the
Ohio. , The Semi, re ` • hive -been advised
that provisions Of die bill, precisely as
it stands, are acceptable. to the boating in:.
terest, and that any .11mendments changing
its general riurport
. shoulil 'lie disapproved.
'tie not only 'pr per ;that Senators - should
thus , be informed bf the sentiments of their
constituents, but, upon new questio ns such
as this, broached since the opening of the
- session, they wolld otherwise have no cor
rect itiforimition as to . the tendency of pub
lic sentiment at home. The representations
now made .cannot fail therefore- to have
great weight..r:,
ZEDS Agna .4:
Dis ,
inpm, -Beaver, t
tiehAave been
the peat two 1 2Y
instil:lg a Candid
term will
• •-• : • -1 •C" - ::"•77. 7 F , Ua.„,7,-,..-41 - .z.......-.
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adjOurnment yesterday, without any choice: '-,
county ; firm:int:l.lbn name oflst
WALLAcE;'_ Beaver,
AND; Greene, J. B. iltcagrtELLX, and:Wash
ington, GEORGE? V. tawimic:i. r
tive objection is being made to any of these
gentlemen, all -of Whorn lard justly - 10:dg
nized as able and worthy party leaders; but
the, question of locality • has thus far prevent.
ed - n choice, the . delegates voting solidly
each' ballot for the candidate, of the county
they represent. The fr iends of .Mr. L a w-
RENEE tote, and `withh - Considerable force,
that he should be returned to his - seat, bay
ing so long and faithfully represented his
district;.. and moreover, that he should be.
permitted to:participate in the. final Consum
mation of the : reconstruction measures of
Congress with which behas Veen so. closely
Identified, - and 'that inauspicious
time put i n t o "effect the rotation system
which will withdraw any loyal member of
Congress who is tOliy usinted with all
that ; has ;transpired,. the past few
ev'entftil years. 'Probably a *Clioiie will be
mid° to.doy. '• No matter' which 'Candidate
may be put forward, a hearty support will
be! arcerded him by the delegates as well as
the constituencies they represent.
- ,v-t,
months since re-
from the military
because he gave
:don to the Union
unwind wasgiven
ent having been
a Democrat, and
carry out his poi
.el:)els. That was
sores blunders
: cir, - composed 'of Wash
' r em), And Lawrence cowl'
session i 4 t# 3 e4tyfivadng
. t 0,4
1 ' for the PurPC":orAbln
,•', t 'n.--tgazi: Gronzlis
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!ilioPrfont 113 ezitA
i tiailt i efPlii• ' T6i3a .
4, iiiiicifirM thaw •t ale
151:3 , ..,1* A I;in,
The °BABB intrigue has not yet ripened
at New York. Its bud was, first discerned.
on the twelfth ballot yesterday, but it was
not suffered to expand in an unpropitious
atmosphere. We look for the deielopment
of its full-blovirn beautf to-day. •
"TiVelye bidlotings, being the yseventh to
the sightemith, both inclusive, 'consumed
the entire day, and the Convention then ad
journed to this morning, in such a state of
confused excitement as could be checked in
no ether way but by separation. This ex
citement, which had more than once before,
during the day, been exhibited to
a less extent, was immediately attrib
utable to the •bad feeling which, the
betrayal of PENDLETON• caused among his
friends and to the apprehensions of the
wiser and, cooler heads, that the ex-rebel
element might succeed in forcing HANCOCK
upon, the Convention, in spite of the deep
laiiiplans which Intend the nomination for,
'another. The ten rebel States voted solid'
for HANcocx, and the border States divided,
giving hini, each, about half their - votes. Df
cinirse, it is not the intention to encounter
the disastrons results ''to the party which
would follow such a nomination, effect
ed in such a way.' HANcocs, placed
in the Democratic lead by the votes of
be fatal to any lingermg hopes of success in
the canvass. This illustrates the hollow
insincerity of the movement which, run
ning his vote up to 14Th on the last ballot,
would seem to indicate his great popularity.
It is all a sham' on the part,of the Northern
politicians,lwho are playing a deep and, as
they think, a sure game. They dare -tot
nominate HANCOCK in that way, and do not
intend his nomination at all.
New York and Penniylvania united, will.
select the limn. The - y - will keeP carefully
apart until the proper moment arrives,
which may be looked for to-day. The PEN
DLETON game is thoroughly played out.
The shrinkage, carefUlly manipulated by
BELMONT and his coadjutors, has brought
the Repudiator dOwn to a meagre 56, and
the delegates who havel supported him
throughout, feeling that everythingis lost
but their ponor, are now ready to avenge
their wrongs. They will make an example
of Mr. Hpactrinicss first; he has been the
tool of their enemies,-and mcrreover his lo
cality is prejudicial to Mr. Pendleton's pros-
Peet!. in 'U.
The hour for the Chief Justice comes te
dayif at all. The plot is near ita intended de
noument; if not, it will be prematurely
exploded. His strength must be fully de
veloped in this morning'ii billOtings, or he
will finally disappear from the field. In
the latter contingency, a candidate not yet
named will sweep away the honors, and the
likeliest man for that is Cntuuts FnAncis
ADAMS, late our English Minister, and. who
luisjust landed at New York. But--we still
believe that the CEASE movement is
to have a victorious culmination, if the
plans of Wall -street can be earned
out. Delegates,will be governed• more and
more, as this heated controversy progresses,
by= the personal feelings, the jealousies,
rivalries and spites engendered by the con
test. While Mr. Criasg. has thus far stood
in no man's way, he is the only one yet
named of all the candidates' in the back,
ground, for whom ability and experience in
statesmanship may be claimed. We think,
therefore, that he will ultimately be accepted
by those who have no cause to hate him as
well as by those who have always desired
his nomination. _
This morning's session will tell the story.
THE REPNBLlCAZijOttrilalif of this State,
with few =options, concur in expressing
the opinion - that the Governor should con-,
Yoke a special session of the Legislature; for
the purpose of supplying ttroiti amendments
to the Registry Law, of which the recent
decision of the Supreme Court has made the
necessity manifest. It ie also stated that pe
titions requesting the dovernCor to call that
body together, are in circulation and signed
by such members as favor the coniplete pro
tection of the suffrage from frauds• such as
have made past elections a mere farce in more
than one section of the Commonwealth. ,
session convened for the purpose expressed,
and discrectli Confined to that business enly,
would occasion a small expense, not wor
thy of regard when , the gravity of the in
terests at stake is considered;,and.the nee d
int amendatory legislation. could be l ied
within four or five days - . are satisfied
that the Governor,,inlihidisere
tion the justice of the 'public exppettttipno
In Os particular, with special' referenceit!
the dangers"which 'past experience has
shown to be really 'forritidablelivillllMl
himself heariAly, sustained by the people of
Pennsylvanis i 'ln enlivening the Legislature
without delay. ,1- - Audwe bare the4mmU coal
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' Among la menwits4:uiq'o studied Politics
as a Ei,CtencO if hu'beo!lnietoi axiom that
Rights enjoyed by each pitizen under &par-
ticular government are the exact measure-of
h 4 real *ales and responsibilities thereto.
'Renee; if all citizens are made equab'as they
necessarily are, ina republic so constituted
as to comport with modern ideas, equality of
duties to be performed, involves An equality
of pii;4legeSto be Used. 'Phis' is the bisis
of the sentiment that widely prevails,
though variously modified, that as taxes for
the support of government are not imposed
horizontally - on persons, nor yet upon them
or any ascertained or approximated value,
cruisidered'as knowing or producing ma
chines, but upon real and personal estate,
that property instead of persons, ought to
be chiefly represented in the government,
and the owners thereof have the exclusive
or preponderating control of political con
cerns. They who 'would press this deduc-
downs far as the logic apparently involved
in it will bear, overlook the important fact
that property is not alone held to perform
duties for the government; but only such du
ties as are peculiar and essential to it; while
persons have duties laid upon them, from
which they are not allowed to shrink, and
which often involve the most serio hazards
and exposures, as - was sternly illustrated
during the war when the Draft laid the
commands of the government equally upon
all men , of proper ages, obliging them to in
cur,the dangers of the camp and battle-field.
This superior liability of persons is the form
twin of thS instinct or sentiment that all cit
itiens should share Oqually, in the direction
of public affairs. 'The adjustment of this
conflict between Persons and Property for
the possession of political power, has been
Pretty nearly accomplished in favor of Per
sons, though traces remain in the laws of
most of the States, of the thought that
P,roperty is the genuine ground of participa
lion in governmental authority.
This general idea of Equality in Rights
and Duties is the foundation of the . popular
requirement that taxes upon property'
should be ratable to values; that is, that
while each citizen shall be left at liberty to
invest the accumulations resulting from his
imowledge and industry in whatever forms
of property may suit his convenience or
gratify his tastes, he shall be compelled to
pay in proportion to what he has , towards
defraying the expenses a the government.
Only one exception to : the rigid application
of this rule seems to 'be commonly acqui
esced in; which is, that "articles of luxury
shall be chargeable with higher taxes than
articles of necessity, and in ratio to their in
trinsic uselessness or ostentation. Consid
ering the exception abstractly there SUMS
to be no room for reasonable ob
jection to it; but when an attempt
is made to, determine what articles
shall be reputed and adjudged to be arti
cles of luxury or display, the solution be
comes perplexed and difficult—so much de
pends upon habit, education, fashion, the
degree of civilization, 'and the financial and
social position of different individuals.
Take the appointments and appurtenances
of a modern city or suburban residence, and
sUbjectlhein to the test of absolute - necessi
ty, and the residence will speedily be re
duced to the primitive model of a hole in
the side of a hill, and the edibles• to wheat
in the sheaf and game captured from the
forest;or stream. A sharp analysis of this
sort is foreign to the immediate object in
view, which is to consider not the excep
tion, but the rule itself, which asserts equal
ity in bearing public burdens. '
The recognition of this rule as just and
wholesome, is what occasions the clamor
against the exemption of property invested
in national secarities from the &one measure
of taxation to which other kinds of prop
erty are subjected. It is idle to censure
this clamor, for inequalineweither in Duties
or Rights will produce that result whe.rever
people are free to express their Wads.
Withhold from a man any of his natural
rights and he will grumble if free speech is
left to him. Lay upon him more- responsi
bilities than are laid upon his fellows and
he will break out into fault-finding, unless
restrained by fear of arbitxary punishment., ,
it is precisely so with masses of men.
'As ,a general proposition it , is safe and
proper to affirm that property invested in l i
Government bonds shall pay as full a share
of taxes for all purposes as property held 1
in any other form. In the long run this
proposition is certain to be enforced. But
to rest here would be to take a superficial
and mialeadingtiew of the ease.
Duringthe dark days of the Rebellion the
Government had pressing need for laxge
sums of money. Its vast necessities - and
the uncertainty in which the final issue of
the contest was enveloped, shook the public
credit, and Treasury bends were sad 6t 6
heavy discount and upon other hard ,eoritb
tions. Shall the Government now 'repudlifts
any part of its engagements 4 We Say, ,ty
no ;means:` Private intliltidUaleostvingi*
losses or CompliCations in their businessoi
to general derangement - in commercial af
fairs, sometimes find themselvea constraiiied;
to raise money at. unusual. rates or upon
vexatious conditions. It is , not held .4 bo
honorable for them, when the pinch is= put,
to refuse to fulfill, or to interpose techr*
impedimenta to the carrying out, in - good
faith, of their contracts. A merchant or
manufacturer who should resort to such' t ex-,
pedients to ease kis case would be,hopeless
ly discredited; and richly'deserves' to .
There are,' however, two questions luxe
spect to
, gevernment.. securities ; whiph , inay
well be asked, and ought to' he authorita
tively answered. These are--1. Row see
they payable? ar.d, 2, To what, kinds and
degrees of taxation are they liable? If
there is real doubt anduncertaintran either
of these heads, it is well that Congreskby
the enactment of supplemental laws,shopld,
declare the true intent and meanin g 'ex;
fisting -WO and , that isnp. , nieff
by that taierpretatlon should, seelvand of;
tatn`suchitidicial exposition as woelci'llerne
.the-,goveratnenticredlt has Improved ,
daring thelist fottiYealsic ' ireqaubffiet
It bae l Vtd t• eu** ifignitt *itll can now
, .
1 ' 1, t '0...r - - ' • t- ' t , • . .. 1
eg a P i g e , 4311134 -P! L g 1 0 1 :1 4 4 ; MB A all f ozik4k--
ty ,it ought,to avail i tself legitimately of its
bettered position-by o k . iiii,g' new loons for
the _cancellation of old ones; and it ought
to terminate controversies on several annoy
ing, points by bringing about specie pay
ments at the earliest practicable day. • The
true path to the preservation of the national
faith, runs in this direction.
Meanwhile the taxes should he equalized,
the taxes on bonds' being made no higher
than taxes on, income ` from other sources,
say from moneys at nterest on bond and
mortgage. In the eof bonds held by
banks an equation f taxes ought to be
made so as to make e amounts levied on
them equal, and no ore, to the sums levied
on corresponding a mints, of capital diff,er
ently invested. W t the people Alemand,
and the laws, ought to accord, is equality of
burdens as well as of rights. . .
The very important bill reported, by Mr
I.aliCH, of Maine, f-om the House Commit
tee on Finance, provides for the gradual re
sumption of specie payments asfollows ;
The first section requires •the Secretary,
receiving the legal' tender notes now 'out
standing, in the course of ordinary transac
tions at, the Treasury, to cancel the same
and substitute therefor new notes, the same
in denomination and' amount, payable in
coin one year after date. National Bank
notes, received in thesanie way, to be re
deemed by the banks in legal tenders and the
latter to lie destroyed with the same sub
stitution of coin-notes at twelve months
The second section makes these coin-notes
a legal tender for all purposes except to pay
debts expressly requiring - coin, and author
izes the Secretary to re-issue them when
The third section empowers the Secretary,
after the coin-redemption of •these notes
shall have commenced, to make there-issues
payable at any shorter period, not less than
three months, in his' discretion. He may
purchase the coin requite for their redemp
tion by the sale of not more than, fifty mil
lions of five-forty bonds, at not less than
par, the interest thereon payable in coin at
six per cent. or lawful money at seven and
three-tenths per cent.
The fourth section prescribes the accounts
to be kept "of legal tenders destroyed and
of coin-notes issued, and directs how the
latter shall bp prepared and authenticated.
Tho fifth section prohibits any &Alter
sale or payment of coin froin the Treasury,
except to pay coin -debts, including therein
"the public debt:where the same is accord
ing to law payible in _coin." ..,
The enactment of thisj)lll, and of the bill
which has already passed the Senate, to le
galize contracts payable in coin, would de
cisively contribute to anTarly reform of the
currency, and of the business of the coun
try, upon the basis of solid and universally
recognized values. It is gratifying to learn
that there are godd reasons for anticipating
these enactments` before the present session.
closes. ,
RsnEL prints, North and South, have
steadily claimed a Democratic victory in
Mississippi. In this, they have been sup
ported by the ex-rebel agents of the Asso
ciated Press in that State, who have con
stantly given to their report. an aspect as un
favorable to the Republicans as inconsistent
with the facts. The latest dispatch claims
some 7,000 majority in that interest, with
all but two, counties heard from. So far Tare.
we from crediting this news, that we con
cur in the opinion of the Nashville Less of
the 6th, which says:
The rebel papers - of the 33th ult. still talk about
having won the election by a majority of from 104330
to I&,ooo—while the Union papers are claiming the
victory by a majority ranging from 3 SOU to 100001.
We are encouraged to hope that the election has
been carried, but by a ret7 small majority.,
Upon general considerations, we should
regret to find that the people of any of the
late rebel States have been so unwise as to
listen to the mischievious counsels of party
spirit, and to be led thereby to reject the
generous and equitable terms of restoration
which have so soon followed the conquest of
their armed , rebellion. Each and all of,
those communities have certainly reason to
feel that they have had enough of the
wretched conseqnences which have followed
the infernal heresy of 1861. For their own
higher interests, as well as for those of the
Republic at large, we weuld far rather con.
gratulate them upon their return to more
rational sentiments, and to a more patriotic
conception of their duty towards a govern
ment which is, and ever will be, their gov
ernment as much as ours. But if any one
of those ten &eta shall continue ,
to be fatally bent ' ,upon maintaining
its misguided and disastrous opposition 14
the Federal authorities, and to the huMane"
enlightened and liberal policy of the , ovev
whehning majority of loyal citizens of,
this 'Republic; We are very wellnentenithat
Misdeal* ihoulalie eiceptierk Site.ante
the State• of ,‘Trunr :and,
_although not;
perhaps Ibttlet P 3el fhl ais 4 . beenob4o,
day when secession was diet Xeineeti, con.'
spicuous for her' interi4 'of tie" ViOn. If
8110 , 8011 Preferaltielingi,&thilphttilet he
enjoy it as she cent If she hail successfully
protested e 8 1404 the reeellfireeileepegeY of .
Congress, we are tifsposed to See - her ''grati.:
fled in-the: continued blessingi Ore Military'
. •
government ) and in the disinterestedcontem
plation of the auspicious results which fol
low upon restoration in hor sister 'eta*
She can make that comparison at her leisure,,
and when, a .second time, She shall be
invited to .resume "the. relatiens of a
loyal State, her' siber second thought
will - be , more creditablo to - the good
sense end the good temper of her "people.
Until then, the Republican party: remains
indebted to ,Mississippi for ViOrding,:
haps, the Mostpoeitivo pivot that , be' re
constractien policy' is ;'neither inconsistent
with s thehneet uteellere ef free agelteX Pet
the part of the'lete, ~repele, nor does it ; de
serve, in other ltrtienhu* , the censure wPe:
' Whieh' N e r'o 6ll 9 6 iPi4ieedehWteditteee9 - ,
edit anint I: 4 4 ltiltridesikstiiM."'ln"aknik-
Reconstructlo i ntjuittiled in other Southern:
States, is not the leskTinsligatedlitt
t h ef A ll MitKiPietketl,l )1 4 , 1 ille t
wise 11106114611 "by tliiiiiroz*-4111,1,10,
gerice r ivhile,thelattertgivea.•the .most -conl
wincing proof thnt-tiie policy has been con
ceived in the true spirit of Republican free
dom. - '
Tea Pittsburgh . Post asserts, on the au
thority of an Indiana journal, that Mr.
COLFAX was initiated into a Snow 'Nothing
Ledge in 1854, and took the regular oath.
Our neighbor can scarcely fail to be aware
that the friends of COLFAX have flatly de
nied that this charge has a particle of fotrn
dation, and that, although the proof has
been challenged, ,not a particle - of eV - Hence
has ever, or anywhere, been brought to
sustain it. Upon the vague authority of
the Indianapolis Sentinel, or some more ob
scure sheet, this slander is nevertheless
reiterated by Democratic,editors, who either
know that it has been authoritatively brand
ed as a falsehood, or else are so ignorant
that they should retire from journalism.
, •
• CoLP,sx was never .initiated as a Know
Nothing; never took the oath of thatorder,
and never was accused, at home, where he
is best kitown, of unfriendly or proscrip
tive sentiments towards foreign-born citi
zens. who asserts to the contrary
is'either ignorant or reckless of the truth.
The following stirring' address has been
issued by the Soldiers' Republican organi
zation of this State, which has already com
menced its labors, and will be heard from in
due time
PHILADELPIPA, July 6,1868.
COSIIIADES : When the rebel armies were
overthrown and the rebel leaders forgiven
by our magnanimous Chief, the whole world
wonderednt the generosity which pardon( d
men guilty of so great a crime. The least
we expected was that the Government for
which we had fought, and for which so
many had given up theirlives, was secured
against the possibility of another conspira
cy. Bat, warned by history and taught by
our own experience among the misguided
people of the South, we maintained our or
ganizations, and now, in the forefront of
another peril, congratulate ourselves upon
the wisdom of that decision. So
thoroughly have our military brothers
re-united themselves, that only a few
who wore the Union blue can be
induced to join the ranks of the rebel De
mocracy. Our camps extend east and west,
from the Atlahtic to'the Pacific; and there is
not a veteran who does not re alize that the
public danger may Once more call him to
the field. The alarming spectacle of a for
mal combination between the two great col
umns of treason—the rebel army of the
South and the rebel sympathizers of the
North - is the living proof of great impend
ing calamities. These desperate men—the
one side still vaunting their treason against
the country, and the other still boasting of
the aid and comfort extended to them—
profess to be confident of success in the ap
proaching election. The animosity they
bore to our beloved Commander-in Chief
- the candidate of the great Republican
party—survives the hollow gratitude with
which they hailed his liberal terms of peace;
and now, remembering only that he struck
them in the field, and coldly forgetting how
he forgave their great offence, they are toil
ing with superhuman energy to defeat him
for the Presidency, and to place in that
high office a tit successor of its pre
sent guilty occupant. Their hatred of Grant
extends to all our heroio leaders, with one
or two exceptions. The only offence of
these accomplished soldiers is their fidelity
to the country for which they fought. Gen.
George H. Thomas in Tennessee,Gen. Ir
win McDowell in Mississippi, en. George
G. Meade in Georgia, Gen. Canby in South i
Carolina, and General Reynolds in Texas,
with their predecessors, Sheridan, Sickles,
Pope, Swayne and Mower, are proacribed
and slandered like common felons, while
every Union man in the South, black and
white, issubjected to inconceivable cruelty
and opprftMon. This wholesale makryo
lence, looking_directly to the restoration of
the rebel government, teaches us not only
the wisdom and justice of our organization,
but invokes us to renewed efforts in fiivor of
Grant and Colfax, tile standard bearers of
the Republican party, and tor slur gallant
comrades, Rartranft and Campbell, our
standard bearers in the State contest. •
The fundamental ideas of this rebel com
bination are that nothing, has been gained
bythe success of our arms, but that every
thing has been lost. * To forget the sancti
fied dead, to ignore and outrage the'gallant
living, and to remember 'and rawer& those.'
only whose crimes in any other nail=
would have been punished:by death or con
fiscation, is the inspiring motive of our ad.:
Tertiaries. What American soldier does not
feel the insult? What' American citizen
does not burrito resent it/ instead of cnr
dirtily submitting to the laws passed by over
whelming Congressional majorities, and:car
ried into effect for the , grand purpose of re
organizing the South uporithe basis of equal
justice and equal rights, our ?vent adversa
ries openly threaten a new resort to arms.
At, no period in the rebellion have they
been at once so - deflant and so cruel. United
in antagenitin to the laws, to tie national
credit, to the national currency, to the pub
lic peace, and to' those great principles for
which we contended, and succeeded in
maintaining, they Coolly appeal to the peo
ple and ask a verdict in favor of their in
credible crimes. Speaking now for the re
turned, volunteers of Pdnnsylvania, who
Were disfranchised by the De.nocracy, we
solemnly renew our devotion tc.Otarbeloyed
country, And assert, not simply, our readi-,
ness to support our candidates the ballot
be; but deter pination,,at all times, to
march to oar,oyernreeptia defence against
herenetales- • . •
Aly order of.tne bommittee. •.•
Coaa. - 11, T.;.Comas, Chairman.
.4.'Ruesaw..,lleeretary. •
••• , 1 1,11tamw , fromTiirmiaay. '- -
Public talk in a•publie assemblage is le•S'
Sititettely property when it serves is
s to' shelve Um' Oriente of feeling , •-•
Northertdir ismt Seititherner,',Nith mialPela
of the Couyenbon,. met in' one of tile eislci"
The, Northerner had fallen under the sus.
Pielei of tho Government durblgihe war,
and the Southerner had °opt*" a canti
n er h i s ai his er to;
dentbd position , the , rebel, Government.
These ;O
twp_theeting4lhe Tsl'ertherner hasten
eti, to assure the other: Oat the' South ,
bad his sympathy during' the b wa een ri a u w nu ari r
o e r
i ° t th a er nd liil ha s d w f e o r ih l l l n o i g ,r w th ed a tsed it t
t wi t l e th t e .a i ra e l n ed i s ii t 4- o eal u .V su i c:ee te gua l : v inLe l l z e - ed eti ' 74 o ll o v a " th e e d ir:
etirackeyet,()irtichweout,jaibeicathestatm of America,
id live,— ar. v. • p aper.
which we vpn
,Nso Yogi dispatch of the Eith, to the'
Philadelphia Leaver' sayty:'""Wall street is',
nan ifi l ting an extraordinary interest tithe
p ro oeedings. Many ofMoat *raintrit
-bsekers,.,4 o oZ i r Om on -the bound,
urging thli - ' s eandidate, or
ghow)ll46oW4hWinekopuld , not , btrelectedp .
'This masa of ootabiyi k v,
, 10 4 fin l i t .41K04WMay,- on ',OW
question. that wafteiilmy to brear
1 0400 8 .90/ 1 11011",440
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:-x.,-Maine.Republleast Cimrentlon. -> •
alv, Telegraph to the Pltteburati Gazette.: • -
tkutTLArtp,July thd afternOmt
session of the Republican State Convention
George L. Beal and S. P. Strickland were
nominated for electors at large.
Joshua 3. Chamberlain was re-nominated
for Governor by acclamation,
Resolution were adopted approving th e
Chicago platform, endorsing Grant and
Colfax, complimenting Ginernor Cham.
berlaia, expressing gratitude and homan e •
to the loyal dead, declaring the Democrnili.
State Convention resolution relative to
taxing bonds is a fraud onithepeople, , th a t
the Democratic National , Convention i n
New York an attempt to revive rebel
lion, its first aim being to destroy the pub.
lie credit, and its second to revive the
rebel governments in the rebellious State s .
The Convention.wtm addressed by_ John
L. Bingham and General Sickles. • The lat
ter was escorted to the hall by the Soldiers'
and Ballots' ponvention. There was great
enthusiasm,and the Convention adjecirned
with three heers for Grant and Chamber
.A main meeting to-night Was addressed
by Bingham, Sickles, Pleasanton, Blaine
and others.
Killed by Lightning-011 Accident.
o3r Telei t imph to ttorPfttaburgli Gazette
ST PAUL, Minn:,uly 8.-trunng the`
thunder s to rm yest erday --
rday afternoon at Hen—
derson, a man named Jacob Yenn ing was
struck by lightnimeand killed. • -
On Tuesday night Tait the foremarrof the
Staples Mill, named €.%as. Still
water, this State, attempted to Eft a kera.
sane lamp with oil while it WasSarning i
when the lamp exploded, setting fire to the
oil can, hich contained a gallon said a' half
of kerosene. The fiery hguid - enveloped
Roberts, burning him terribly. • Hede still
alive. •
St. Louis Tobageo Fair.
Telegraph to the Plttabtuithi Gatette.l
ST. Louis, July B.—The• annual tobacco
fair was held to-day at the warehouse of
ChristiaaPeper, corner Market and Twelfth
streets. The entries were numerous and
competition spirited. The quality of to
bacco displayed was, however, inferior to
the former fair.
—The rebels in Northern China are again,
reported to have obtained of late severar
successes and to menace once more the.
capital, Pekin. While there can be no)
doubt that the rebellion in Northern China,
is still imitubdned, the reports which have ,
been received during the past two years
about the appearance of rebel armies in the
neighborhood of Pekin have always been
exaggerations, and are likely, to prove so
—A party of soldiers belonging to the
25th infantry, at Memphis went to the
house of Ed. O'Neil, who had shot a com
rade the day before and.battered down the
doors. O'Neil fled to the county jail for
safety, was pursued and fired at by the
soldiers. O'NeiPs friends hearing the
Bring soon collected and but for the arrival
of the officers of the day with a gtiftrd a
bloody - riot would have ensued.
—Gen. Canby has issued an order that
the functions of military officers in South
Carolina shall cease upon the proclamation
by the President of the ratification of the
Constitutional Amendment. The prisoners
in custody under charges of violating the
reconstruction, acts will be discharged, and
those held for other offenses will be turned
over to the civil officers.
—Three persons were drowned while
crossing the Connecticut River at the ferry
at Holyoke, Massachusetts, Monday after
noon. They are supposed to' have been
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Davis and their little
son, of Springfield.
—Hon. Reverdy Johnson has accepted a,
complimentary entertainment, to take
place at Annapolis, his birthplace, on the
21st. He has also accepted the banquet
proffered hllll by Balthnorealis.
—The Horse Fair ti! - Ituffalo 1011 com 7
mence on the 28th inst.
When the 'lntern is: once &L•ected not rallif,
of nits own. accord it .needs , heiP" , lt met ,- he
strengthened and invigornted; this Is especially the
case's/hen the'
Are atrectec4 For,immediate, r &let mid moue*
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Are aiierrealLiafe and reliable
known remade has effected it Isyste !mintier of
end remarkable cares, andlteve never seem_
relief when takenaocoidteg to dttectlosui.'
Dr. Sargent's Backache Piail
Are purely Vegetal:de, and - contan no Mercury, Or
calomel. They do not exhaust the system, butler'
the contrary thepact, as a tonic. imparting new tone
and vigor to the organs and streagthening the whole
body. These Pills bays stood the test of thirty-11re
years, and are still galiking in popularity.
Price 50 Cents rel. BOK.
It is difficult to extinguish a raging fever'as
rusting .fire; but you can prevent' a conflagratiOn
by rendering your dwelling fire-rroof, and Yqu'lati
prevent an attack o fever by invigorating and Purl
tying your "house of clay." •
The outside pressure" upon the, constitution and
the vital powers at this season is tremendous.
Every pore of the millions which cover 'the surface
of the body is a drain upon Its substance 'and lbs.
strength. To meet this clevletton; to keeri np the
- stamina under such a constant outflow of dissorving
flesh; a tonic and itivlgorarit is absolutely necessary,
and time, that tries all things: has proved that 1108-
of Strength , and resistant porrerto 'the over=taxed '
vital forces, is 'unattainable 'by '
any: other
known means. Tbeeffect of this lnestltnable vige
tablepreparation is to thcresse the apPetlte, soca
crate di geti ttdu, , : sone the secretive organs, give
' firninesi to thaqierves, purl l the blood, cheer the
opiriti4 by thus rallying all the forcia of the
body, enable it to defy the enervating infitience of
the heat; gins pass triumphantly through the trying
ordeal of the summer months. - Aa it safeguard
m a n se epidemics. and a preventive of the feeble
oess, lassitude and prostration, of which so many
twx , san cs complain et this season, it has A national
re petition founded on twenty-live yeari of uninter
• ra ptand unequalled success: '
Dn. .garszy. I write to thank you for your kkid-':
neasimd aelentifie !management of myittinfese, ftfil
which I eidiot to consult you some tlme; inJanuary, ..
last. ' You will remember that. I hall a cotnitlicagion
of _diseases, which+fin . Wy ended Ina terrible fletela,
,Whieh' I had , been 'Advised to "let • alone, on 7so.
cobra of o harassing ocnigh; which It few.
mtghtThetnit on my lungs.. line* that
. t . bonSon.
lair Tootle of treating diseases like mine waa by
, l iottniiropinnioyblehr if successful at all, would
naturfillylbrbiqibldlsease upon the lenge or some
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other Sltaforgs,n4 account of the suddenness of,
the cure and the immediate check. to the clisehaire,
whtel/I believed , was a salutary provision of;nature
to get. rld'of Some morbid-condition of tangyslein. , •
I feel, Iterfecti7 41 stSsa 0 4 that Vogt method Otireat-',
ment,-harrifYlnlUthe gatenn, and 'local applheatlinss - :,
so•ponstolous part, must cure,' If anything:couln.
without cutting, which I !Wei it did, and I am happy:; :
to report myself well In every particular, with
sounder and better health thanthsve lied for yeah'.
I would also, add ..that applloa.ttone you Amide .
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