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RATES OF ADVERTISING.
or F more than foour lines o rutitate half &Square. Bight lines
constitute a squats.
Half sq., one day..-- 10 30 Ono sq., one day...—. to 60
one week.... 120 " ewe week.... 200
t 4 one month.. 300 " one month.. 600
4; threemouths 500 " three monthelo 00
64 six months.. 800 " six months.. 15 00
one year.—.l2 00 " one year ...—. 20 00
SET Business notices inserted in the LOCAL comma,
or before marriages and death', ass DINTS ran moo for
asn insertion. Ts merchants and others advertising
YAM year, it Doran aerate writ be offered.
lid rte rammer or insertions must be designated on
irr Marriages and Deaths will he inserted at the same
rates u regular adverthiementa.
ROBERT SNODGRASS ;
ATTORNEY - AP LAW,
off, Nora Third street, third door above Mar
ket, Harrisburg, Pa.
N. B.—Pension, Bounty and Military claims of all
Rinds prosecuted and collected.
Refer to HOBS. John 0. Kunkel, David Mumma, 3r„,
and R. A. Lumberton. myll-d&wern
WM. H. MILLER,
R. E. FERGUSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE,
ap-211w.kd Nearly opposite the Buehler House.
T HOS. C. MeoDOWELL I
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT.
Office in the Exchange, Walnut at., (Up Stairs.)
Having formed a connection with parties in Wash
ington °By, Imo are reliable business men, any broil
nags nonmetal with any of the Departments will meet
with immediate and careful attention.
D EL C. WEICHEL,
SURGEON AND OCULIST,
DEPIDITICIa TIMID NZAD MATH STRUT.
He is now fully prepared to attpnd promptly to the
duties of profession in all its branches.
A LOIG AND 131:10013SPIIL XIDIOAL lizawatsgos
justifies him in promising fall and ample Satisfaction to
all who may ism him With 01111,1* tilt COMO MOW
or any *thaw nature_ mlB6dhoriv
_MILITARY CLAIMS AND PEN
The undersigned have entered into an association for
the collection of Military Chime and the securing of
Pensions for wounded and disabled soldiers.
Muster-in and Muster-out Bolls, officers' Pay Rolls,
Ordnance and Clothing returns. and all papers pertain
ing to the military service will- be made out properly
Office in the Badinage 'Buildings, Walnut between
Second and Third streets, near Oiniths Hotel, Harris
burg, Ps. - THOS 0 MAODOWELL,
je2s-iitf THOMAS A. MAGII.T.RII.
NO. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISBURG.
XELORMONS, VIOLINS t}IIITASS,
Banjos, Fluke, Fifes, DTIMIBI, AGoorikeal
STRINGS, SHIMS AND BOOR NIISIG, &C., 4t0.,
PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS,
=Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval Framer
of every description. made to order- Rego:Odin' g done.
Agency fee newels Sewing llinehinee.
lE7' sheet Music sent by Mel oetl-1
Has just received from New York, au assort
which he odors to hie customers and the public e
w0T221 MODERATE PRICES. dtf
T COOK, Merchant Tailor,
a 37 CHESNUT ST., between Second mad hunt )
Has just returned from the city with an assortment of
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VHSTINGS,
Which will be sold at moderate prices and made up to
order; and, also, an assortment of READY MADE
Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Geode.
B. E. GEDDA, D. D. 8.,
_N 0 . 119 MARKET STREET,
EBY & KUNKEL'S BUILDING, UP STAIRS.
RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE,
DUCT AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 11DPOSITORY,
E. S. GERMAN,
tf MTH MOND STRIOIT, ABOVI 0811113 NUT,
Depot for the sale of Sterooscopes,StersoscopicTiews,
Music and Musical Instruments. Also, subscription
lam for religious publications. nowdr
JOHN O. W. MARTIN,
Juntwa norm_ L HABBIBBIIRti, A.
Alimanner of VISITING., WEDDING AND BUSI
NESS CARDS executed in the most artistic styles and
most reasonable terms. dacl4-dtf
Ridge Avenue, corner of Broad street,
The undersigned informs the public that he has re
cently renovated and refitted his well-known " Union
Hotel" on Ridge avenue, near the Round House, and is
prepared to accommodate citizens, strangers andtravel
ers in the hest style, at moderate rates.
His table will be supplied with the beet the maskets
afford, and at his bar will be found superior brands of
liquors and matt beverages. The very best accommo
datione for railroaders employed at tb4 ilscps 14 Hill
vicinity. [al4 dttl HENRY 11108 THEN.
F RANKLIN HOUSE,
This ploasant and commodious Hotel has been tho
roughly re-fitted and re-furnished. It is pleasantly
situated on North-West corner of Howard and Franklin
streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail
way Depot. livery attention paid to the comfort of his
U. LEMMING, Proprietor,
(Late of Saline Grove. Pa.)
THEO. F. BOHEFFER,
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER,
ma le HAMM STREET, HARRISBURG.
13:1" Particular attentioo paid to printing, ruling and
binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli
cies, Cheeks, &c.
Wedding, Visiting and Business Cards printedat very
sou prices and in the Ind §tyle, part
GE O. AL . gLt7C S.
The subscriber is ready at 80. 94, MilltiLliT BT.,
four doom below Fourth stwt, to make
MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING
In any desired style, and with skill and promptness.
Persons wishing cutting done Can have it done at the
shortest notice. ap27sl
CHARLES F. VOLLMER,
choutflut street, fog? doors above 4:4Cond,
(OPIPOSITZ WASEEENGTON noon noosz,)
Is prepared to furnish to order, in the very best style of
workmanship, Spring and Hair Mattresses, Window Our
taimi, Lounges, and all other articles of Furniture in his
line, on short notice snit moderate terms. Having ex
tt,efi4s6ll is the business, he feels warranted in asking
share of public patronage, confident of his ability to give
r I : D OP F 0 - ELATME.—The best
Ictilat iP tliq =liket,iaat rosoired and for Ws by
*liana -ft WIC DOME Is
NOTIONS.—Quite a variety of naeful
IA and entertaining artioles—cheap—at
- WEBSTER'S ARMY AN]) NAVY
'ust received and for sale at
NRI7 ORLEANS SITGA_RI—Fms T IN
MADAM? !—/or sale by
isq2 WM. DOCK 15.,1t CO.
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VOL. 6.-NO. 14.
GREA's: EXTERNAL REMEDY,
FOR RHEUMATISM, GOUT, NEURALGIA,
LUMBAGO, STIFF NECK AND JO/MS,
SPRAINS, BRUISES, CUTS & WOUNDS,
PILES, HEADACHE, and ALL RHEU
MATIC and NERVOUS DISORDERS.
Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut,
The great Natural Bour getter.
Dr. Stepnen Sweet, of Connecticut,
Is known all over the United States.
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is the author of " Dr. Duest , s Infallible Linimant.) ,
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Cures Rheumatism and never WIS.
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is a certain cure for Neuralgia.
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Cures Outs and Wounds immediately and leaven De
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Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment
Sae been used by mere than a million people, and all
Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment
Is truly a 4 ‘ friend in need," and every family should
have it at hand.
Pr, sweet's Infallible Liniment
Is for sale by all Druggists. Price 26 cents.
NIOUARDSON & Co.,
Sole Proprietors, Norwich, Ct.
For sale by all Dealers. ap2o eow•d&w
l rP F. WATSONy
Is prepared to Oement the exterior of Buildings with
he New York Improved
Water-Proof Mastic Cement.
This Material is different from all other Cements.
It forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface,
imperishable by the action of water or frost. Every
good building should be coated with this Cement; it is
a perfect preserver to the walls, and waked a beautiful,
fine finish, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any
Among others for wham I have applied the Mastic
Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen :
J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished
J. H. Bhoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished
James Bl , Candlass, residence, Allegheny Oity,finished
Calvin Adams, residence, Third steet, finished four
Heavalar, residence, Lawreneeville, finished four
J. D. M'Cord, Penn street, finished four years.
Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four
St Charles Hotel and Girard House, finished five
Kittanning Court House and Bank, for Barr & Moser,
Architects, Pittsburg, finished five years.
Orders received at the office of ft fif , Kldowney, Paint
Shop, 20 Seventh street, or please address
T. F. WATSON,
wy/C-tr Q, Bos 13:16. Pittsburg, Pa.
H A3IS ! I I I
.20,000,1b5. Composed of the following Brands
EVANS & SWlFT'S—Superior.
MICIIINER'S BXCELSIORyNot canvassed.
IRON CITY-Not canvassed.
PLAIN HAMS—Strictly prime.
ORDINARY HAMS—Very good.
113 livery Ham sold will be guaranteed se repreeen.
ted. WM. DOOR. jr., & CO.
RUPERIOR STOCK OF LIQUORS.-
IL) WM_ DOCK, lA., dr. 00_ are now able to of f er to
their =fitment and the public at large, a stock of the
west liquors eel imported into this market, eomprl_
sing in part the following varieties ;
WHISKY—IRISH, SCOTCH,OLD BOURBON.
WINE—PORT, SHERRY, OLD MADEIRA.
OTARD, DUPEY & CO. PALE BRANDY.
PRIME NEW ENGLAND RUM.
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS.
These liquors can all be warranted; and in addition to
these, pock dc Co. have on hand a large variety of
Wines, Whisky and Brandy, to which they invite the
particular attention of the public.
MESSRS. OHICKERING & CO.
HA Tx AGAIN OBTAINED THE
MECHANICS , FAIR, BOSTON,
TER 171-Tlmr,li oR HI
Wareiroom for the CHICHUIRELW PIANOS, at Harris
bwitr92 Market street, •
001131 , 13 MUSIO STORM.
WAR ! WAR —BRADY, No. 62
Market street, below Third, has received a large
eseortmenz of SWORDS, SAsass and BBLTB, which he
will sell vary low. auk° dtl
EXCELSIOR I I !..gfIGAR CURED
HA= !--41, Delicious Hem, cured exprOMY for
family use. They are anpenior to any note in the mar
ket. 1ray24.1 WM. DOCK, h., & 00.
HARRISBURG, PA:, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 17, 1863.
T H E
Weekly " Patriot & Union,"
THE CHEAPEST PAPER PUBLISHED IN
THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER PII3IILISHED AT
THE BEAT OF GOVERNMENT !
PORTY.FOUR COLUMNS OF READING MAT
TER, EACH WEEK!
AT THE LOW PRICE 0? ONE DOLLAR
AND FIFTY CENTS !
SUBSCRIBED FOR IN CLUBS OF NOT LESS
THAN TEN COPIES TO ONE ADDRESS!
We have been compelled to raise the club subscription
price to one dollar and fifty cents in order to eave our
selves from actual lass. Paper has risen, including
taxes, about twenty-five per cent., and is still rising;
and when we tell our Democratic friends, candidly, that
we can no longer afford to sell the Weekly PATRIOT AID
taros at one dollar a year, and must add fifty cents.or
stop the publication, we trust they will appreciate our
position, and, instead of withdrawing their subscrip
tions, go to work with a will to increase our list in every
county in the State. We have endeavored, and shall
continue our efforts, to make the paper useful as a party
organ, and welcome as a news messenger to every fam
ily, We flatter ourselves that it has not been without
some Influence in producing the &floua revolution in
the politics of the State achieved at the late election;
and if fearlessness in the discharge of duty, fidelity to
the principles of the party, and an anxious desire to pro
mote its intonate, with some experience and a moderate
degree of ability, can be made serviceable hereafter, the
Weekly PATRIOT AND Union writ not be less useful to
the party or leas welcome to the family circle in the fu
ture than it has been in the past. We confidently look
for increased encouragement in this great enterprise,
and appeal to every influential Democrat in the OM - Leto
lend us his aid in running our supsoription list up to
twenty or thirty thousand. The expense to each indi
vidual IN trifling, the benefit to the party may be great.
Believing that the Democracy of the State feel the ne
cessity of sustaining a fearless central organ, we make
this appeal to them for assistance with the fullest confi
dence of success.
Th. mine remota which imbue ne to raise the pride
of the Weekly, operate in regard to the Dail/paper, the
price of which is also increased. The additional cost to
each subscriber will be but trifling; ana, while we can
not persuade ourselves that the change necessarily made
Will result in any diminution of our daily circulation,
yet, were we certain that such would be the conse
quence, we should still be compelled to make it, or suf
fer a ruinous loss. 'Under these circumstances we.mtust
throw ourselves upon the generosity, or, rather, the
justice of the publie, and abide their verdict, whatever
it may be.
The period for which many of our subscribers have
paid for their paper being on the eve of expiring, we
take the liberty of issuing this notice, reminding them
of the same, in order that they may
RENEW THEIR CLUBS.
We shall also take it as an especial favor if our present
subscribers will urge upon their neighbors the tact - Lbws
the PsTem? AND UNION is the only Democratic paper
printed in Harrisburg, and considering the large amount
of reading matter, embracing all the current news of
the day, and
Prom everywhere up to the moment the paper goes to
press, political, miscellaneous, general and local news
market reports, is decidedly the
CHEAPEST NEWSPAPER PUZMISHED IN
There is scarcely a village or town in the State in
which a club cannot be raised if the proper exertion be
made, and surely there are few places in which one or
more mimetic men cannot be found who are in favor of
the dissemination of sound Democratic doctrines, who
would be willing to make the effort to raise a club.
DEMOCRATS OF THE INTERIOR !
Let rui hear from yen. The aide - Ling war, and the ap
proaching sessions of Congress and the State Legisla
ture, are invested with unusual interest, and every man
should have the news.
DAILY PATRIOT AID UNION
Magic copy for one year, in advance $5 00
/Single copy during the session of the Legislature.. 2 00
City subscribers ten cents per week.
Copies supplied to agents at the rate of $l5O per hun
WDENLY PATRIOT . AND UNION,
Published every Thursday.
Single copy one year, in advance $2. 00
Ten copies to one addreee 15 00
Saiscariptleas tufty eemmenee at any time. PAY AL
WAYS IN ADVANOE. We are obliged tv make this
imperative. In every instance cash must accompany
subscription. Any person sending us a club of twenty
subscribers to the Weekly will be entitled to a copy for
his services. The pries, even at the adveneed rate is
so law that we cannot offer greater inducements than
this. Additions maybe made at any time to a club of
subscribers by remitting one dollar and fifty cents
for each additional name. It is not necessary to send
'Lathe name. of those constituting a chat , ' as we cannot
undertake to address each paper to club subscribers
separately. Specimen espies of the Weekly will be sent
to all who desire it.
0. BARKET'I, dF 09. 3 Harrisburg ? Pa
N. B.—The following law, passed by Congress in 11180 3
defines the duty of Postmasters in relation to the de
livery of newspapers to club subscribers :
(Sae Leta:, Brown 4 Co.'s edition of the Law; qt - 1860,
Imps 88, chapter 131, sealer& 1.)
"Provided, however, that where packages of new pa
pars or periodicals axe received at any post office directed
to one address, and the names of the club subscribers to
which 'hey belong, with the postage for a quarter in ad
vance, shall be handed to the postmaster, he shall de
liver the same to their respective ownere.))
To enable the Postmaster to comply with this regale
tion, it will be necessary that be be furnished with the
list of names composing the club, and paid a quarter's
(or year's) postage in advance. The uniform courtesy
of Poatmasters, affords the assurance that they will
cheerfuliyacoommoaate club subscribers, and the latter
should take care that the postage, which is but a trifle
each ease, be paid in advance. pond on the clubs.
Messrs. BECKER & F &LK, Proprietors, announce to
the eitisene of Harrisburg that tble cool and delightful
Bummer retreat is now (men for visitors. Accommoda
tions will be furnished to parties and pie-nice at reason
able terms, a dancing platform having been erected f. r
their special use. Beason tickets for families, good for
one year, $l.OO
No improper characters admitted, and no int:minted
person will be permitted to Visit the Island.
A Ferry Boat plies constantly between the Island and
the foot of Broad street, West Harrisburg. jel3-3m
For sale low, by
LL A 0 011 E R EL!
MACKEREL, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, in all sized paokagee—
new, and each package warranted. Just received, and
for sale low by WIL DOCK Jr., 00.
fILACICT.NG I-MASON 5 23 "OriALLENOS
BLeoxino. 77 -100 GEoaa, .aanorted Bias , just r•
oebred and for age, wholesale and retail.
Aoel WM. DOCK, Ja., do 00.
UHOTOGRAPH ALSIIMt3.—A large
I and beautiful &assortment of Photograph Album*
just received and for sale cheap, at KNOCHE'S,
k 9 93 Market street•
Just think, too, that when you come back from the
t fray !
There's nothing too saucy that you may not say!
And "Copperhead" stock at a discount will stand,
And you ((Tau Lola's Oatills!” will poStiehli all the
WM. DOCK, Jr., & Co
CIF Vatriot Ruins
THURSDAY MORNING, SEPT. 17, 1863
• From the Clinton Democrat
LOYAL MEN RALLY!
RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE LOYAL LEAGUE.
"Loyal Men !" ' Loyal Men !" "Loyal Men !" Rally!
Not for the "League Room," but ho ! for the Valley !
Bark to the sound of the, soul stirring drum!
"Loyal Men!" "Loyal Men!" say—won't you come?
speeches we've bad from you—many and fierce;
Now let us see how your war-blades can pierce.
Now show us a touch of your patriot fire,
And hurl on the foeman your speech-making ire.
The rebels Are just about making a raid
They're lathering the soil of our State to invade.
''Loyal Men!" Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!
Why do you hesitate? What do you fear?
Pitch in yourselves—don't wait for the "Copperheads!"
Leave them at home on their infamous feather beds.
Ton cloy you'er your country's exclusive defenders!
Now, show by your deeds that you're not mere pretend
Your curses at home do not wound the proud foe;
Condensed in a cartridge much farther they'll go.
Thou shoulder your musketo, and follow the lead,
'Of some Captain who'll show you how "loyal men"
Oh! that will be logic your foes to confound,
And that will be glory wherewith to be crowned!
If to your •9osal" valor the rebels succumb,
The Peace men at home must forever be dumb,
Then "Loyal Men!" "League" Men ! "Loyal Men !"
Whilst at home in their shame the vile Copperheads
Go slaughter the rebels—and when they are dead,
Yon may plant your brave heels on the Copperhead's
LETTER FROM ELK COUNTY.
Correspondence of the Patriot and Union.
ST. MARYS, ELK Co., PA
Messrs. Editors :—On the 4th of August last
there was held in the city oflteading, a con
vention of the teachers of the Pennsylvania
public schools. The object of such a meeting
of teachers I would imagine to be for the dim.
mission of questions relative to education in
general, and its various branches in particular;
for the presentation of plans relative to the
best mode of conducting emboli% and of edu.
eating children ; for the purpose of bringing
together, from all parts of the State, those en
gaged in the education of youth, and for the
better dissemination of those sound principles
which should be the foundation of all educa
tion. This is the idea which I have always
had in regard to euoh associations, and cer
tainly, such were the subjects which I thought
would engage the attention and occupy the
time of those who attended the Reading School
Convention; how much I was mistaken you
will learn from what follows. In reading the
report of the proceedings of the convention,
as published in the School Journal, I came upon
an essay by a certain W. F. Wyers, upon "The
Study of History in the Common Schools," in
the exordium of which he congratulates him-
self and hie eo.operatore upon the attention
which, of late years, has been paid to this
study, and farther on, in comparing it with
other branches of education, he says:
s• Oar children must learn to,read and write,
were it but. to read the newspapers or write an
advertisement. Arithmetic will be studied with
more or less eagerness, were it but to cast up
accounts; to decypher the hye;oglyphics of
the last money article ; to figure out the chan
ces connected with Secretary Chase's Five-
Twenties, and to calculate the great activity
and vitality given to them—not by those vir
tuous and patriotic Apostles of peace, the mar
tyred Vallandighams, the courteous and lordly
Seymours, the Reeds, the Woods, the pious
editors of the World, Express and Herald, with
the whole tribe of Copperhead orators and
newspaper scribblers, the true leaders of the
black-legs, shoulder-hitters, -prize-fighters,
pimps, thieves, assassins, et id mune genus, who
figured so largely and fatally in the bloody
riots of new Yo'rk—but given to them by
those grand peace makers, Meade at Gettysburg,
United States Grant at Vicksburg, Banks at
Port Hudson, Rosecrans in Tennessee, and
Prentiss in Arkansas."
This, Messrs. Editors, is a specimen of what
occupied our teachers at their late School Con
vention. This is the language to which our
superintendent of Common Schools listened
without a rebuking word, and which the Edi
tor of the School Journal styles " scholarly and
broad-minded ;" and this is the object for
which those men meet, cloaking their infamous
designs under the specious pretext of further
ing a noble object. And who, pray, are they,
who undertake to criticise the leading men of
our day 2 They are men employed to educate
our children, men who are presumed to occupy
their time in debating upon and considering
the best means for attaining that end, but in=
stead of which, they seize the opportunity for
the purpose of villifying others, villifying men
who, in comparison with them, are as " Hy
perion to a Satyr," men who can afford to listen
to their puny efforts at defamation, and reward
them with that contempt which alone they
merit. 0 Tempera Mores I that men who
give vent to such dastardly spite and mendacity
as this, should be permitted to have charge of
the most important duty in life. Does he re
member the aid which Gov. Seymour—whom
he sneeringly classes among the "Apostles of
peace"—sent to our State at a lime of most
imminent danger, while our Pioviaal Governor
Was craven-like begging the Secretary of Wor
to permit him to call out the militia of Penn
sylvaniX to defend her own borders ; or does
he remember the noble and manly stand which
the same gentleman took upon the 466ssisu bf
the riot in New York, of which he most falsely
styles him a leader ? No, no ; like the rest of
his mad class he remembers nothing; facts are
nothing to men of his stamp; they know noth
ing but to spit forth venom and vituperation
upon all who will not embark with them in their
mad sohemes of fanaticism and utter extermin
ation. But our astute orator takes—still
farther on—a different course ; he descends
I I, ,
from the calumniating sphere to the sublimely
For fear lest I interpret hie meaning wrong
ly, perhaps it would be better for him to in
form the public whether he was in earnest, or
only indulging in a little playful irony, when
he said; "And in no country in the world
has such a teacher fairer opportunities for the
untrameled presentation of historic truth,
than in our own land—north of Mason and
Dixon's line—where freedom of speech and
press are not merely words in parchment con
stitutions, but sacred and inviolable rights ;"
or did he perhaps mean that freedom of speech
and press were sacred and inviolable rights
for his party, but not for the "genus Copper
head." But if no irony entered into hie coma
position, if in sober earnest he dared advance
an assertion so utterly false, then I would re
mind him of the incarceration of Dr. Olds, of
Ohio; of Mahoney, of Dubuque; of M'Mastere,
of the Freeman's Journal, and of your honored
selves, Messrs. Editors, as living instances of
the "freedom,of speech and press" which ex
ists "in our own land—north of Mason and
Dixon's line." I could remind him of the
many who languished in Government Bastiles,
. the many Who died, incarcerated In the
dungeons of Warren and Lafayette, but cui
bon°, they are as familiar as household words.
It is time, Messrs. Editors, that the mouths of
these fanatics should be stopped ; but let us do
it in the constitutional way of resorting to the
ballot box. Let us be able to say with truth
that "freedom of speech and press are not
merely words in parchment T onstitutions, but
sacred and inviolable rights." The true be
liever in Christianity looks to Providence as
the source of all blessings, but at the game
time should not forget the quaint old adage
that, "God helps those who help themselves;"
for this purpose often selecting human agents,
through whom to impart His assistance to men,
when He once sees them willing to work in
their own behalf. The union of all the con
servative men of Pennsylvania on the 18th of
October, will effectually close the mouths of
the extremists, by showing them their own
impotency and insignificance. This will have
the effect of stopping such rant as I have
quoted above, and when this is done, then may
we look for the smiles of Heaven with confi
dence and with hope. MEDICUS.
BRADFORD COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
The Bradford County Democratic Convention
met, pursuant to call, at the Court House in
Towanda, on Tuesday, Sept. Bth, 1863, at 7
O'ClOCk, p. m„ when the delegateit from the
several election districts presented their cre
dentials and took their seats.
On motion of Charles M'Kean, Colonel John
V. Means wag elected President, and W. H.
Morgan and Delos Rockwell were chosen Sec
On motion, Francis Smith, Alexander Ennis,
T. Hirene, R. S. Russell and W. S. Grace were
appointed a committee to draft resolutions.
On motion, E. S. Mathewson, Elam Kendall,
Samuel Cass, Simon Stevens and G. H. Van
dyke were appointed a committee on nomina
The committee on resolutions, through their
chairman, F. smith, Esq., reported the follow
ing, which were unanimously adopted :
Rewired, That it is the ancient and undoubted
prerogative of the American people to canvass
public measures and the merits of public men.
It is a home bred right, a fire-side privilege
which has been enjoyed, unquestioned, in every
house, cottage and cabin in the nation, from
the earliest days of our colonial history down to
the time Of Abraham Lincoln. It is a right not
to be drawn into controversy. It is as un
doubted as the right of breathing the air or
walking the earth. This high constitutional
privilege must be defended ; and its exercise in
times of peace, in times of war, and at all times,
must not be abandoned.
Resolved, That in our efforts to preserve the
Union and restore peace, we earnestly ask the
co-operation of all men whose object and pol
icy it is to preserve the Union and the Consti
tution, unchanged, unimpaired and unbroken,
and restore the people to harmony and peace,
as they were before the rebellion.
Resolved, That we denounce Northern Abo
litionieca and Southern secession doctrines no
the co-operating sources of our present calam
ities—alike treasonable to the Constitution,
and inimical to the Union, and the only way to
restore peace, harmony and prosperity, is in
promptly and thoroughly overthrowing both,
with all their factious and treasonable aiders
Resolved, That we view with unaffected
alarm the reckless extravagatioe which pre
vails in every department of the general gov
ernment, and in the acts of the present Exec
utive of our State administration; and that we
call upon all honest men to assist in arresting
the systematic plunder which ie everywhere
pervading the official relations of the country,
through favored partisans and public ser
Resolved, That still, as heretofore, we de ,
dare ourselves ready to support the adminis
tration of President Lincoln in every constitu
tional effort he may make to suppress insur
rection and maintain the Union.
Resolved, Th it the soldiers composing our ar
mies, and all who have been engaged in defense
of the Unit n on the tented field merit the
warmest thtnks of the people of this section.
Their country's call was patriotically obeyed
by them. Living they should share a nation's
gratitude; wounded, a nationAcare; and dying
they should never perish in our memories.—
Their widows and orphans should be adopted
by the nation
. as worthy of its kindest guar
Resolved, That we have net forgotten the
corrupt and disgraceful repeal of the tonnage
tax, and the giving away, for less than "
mess of pottage, " of our costly public im
provements to speculators and systematic
.plunderers; and we cry out anew, shame upon
those corrupt sooundrels who Mold into the
confidence of the people, in order to barter
their interests away for gold and infamy, in
voting for those measures.
Resolved, That in. George W. Woodward and
Walter H. Lowrie, we present men who have
been tried and found always faithful, through
out many years zf public service; men, pos
sessing ability and integrity of the highest
grade—opinions of the soundest character—
and firmness equal to every emergency. With
pride and confidence we point to them as oar
standard: bearers, and ask every honest man
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scribers residing in the Borough for Tau °sum nuillllll'
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JOB OPTICS, containing I,,variety of plain and fancy
type, unequalled by any establishment in the interior of
the State, for Which the patronage of the public is ep
in the Commonwealth to unite with us in their
.The Committee on Nominations, through
their Chairman, Samuel Cass, Esq., made the
following report, viz :
That after mature deliberation, we deem it
inexpedient to make any nominations for
county officers, at this time ; but respectfully
recommend that we empower the President to
convene this convention, if the interests of the
Democratic party of this county should require
On motion, the above report was unani
On motion of Col. Piolett :
Resolved, That the President of this conven
tion be authorized to appoint a Democratic
Standing Committee for the ensuing year, to
be composed of five persons.
Whereupon, the following gentlemen were
appointed said committee, via ! Colonel V. E.
Piolett, chairman, Edward T. Elliot, Daniel
Harkins, C. S. Russell, W. H. Morgan.
[On motion of C. H. Baird, Esq., the Presi
dent appointed a poll committee of three per
sons in each election district, to act in con
junction with thb Central County Committee in
all matters pertaining to the ensuing election.
The names of the gentlemen are omitted for
want of space.]
Resolved, That the proceedings of this con
vention be published in the Tioga and Bradford
Democrat, the PATRIOT AND UNION of Harris
burg, the Age of Philadelphia, and that a
copy thereof Be furnished to the papers of this
county for publication.
Colonel John F. Means, H. C. Baird, S. W.
Alden, Col. V. E. Piolett, Gen. W. Patton and
Edward T. Elliott. Esq., being called upon re.
epectively, addressed the convention.
JOHN F. MEANS, President.
W. H. MORGAN, }Secretaries.
THE IRONSIDES IN ACTION.
In the late attack on Moultrie, the Ironsides
was ordered to go into action to divert the fire
from the Weehawken, which had grounded.—
The account says of this vessel : •
"The monster frigate moved rapidly up the
main ship channel, swung around the buoy off
Morris Island shoals as nicely as - a pilot boat,
and steered for the city of Charleston. When
she came abreast of Fort Moultrie, and distant
about a thousand yards or lees from its guns,
she stopped and dropped anchors, stem and
stern, and opened fire upon the rebel works,
her shells falling in just the right place every
time. The rebel batteric sto the right and left
of Moultrie, and Moultrie itself, directed a fu
rious fire upon her, occasionally sending a shot
at the Weehawken ; and the battering the Iron
sides endured thenceforth proves the sterling
value of the model and armor of the vessel,—
She was hit I know not how many times, but
undoubtedly over two hundred, as she was an
chored at easy range, and soon become a fixed
target for the enemy's heavy rifles. She main
tained her ground from nine o'clock in the
morning until about two in the afternoon, at
which time she came out of the action, her am
munition being exhausted, as eooly and quietly
as if she had been firing at a target with her
heavy guns in the Delaware river. But the ra
pidity and terrible earnestness of her fire have
never been equalled. There was one continu
ous Fine of flashes from her port battery, from
stem to stern, and vies masa ' and half of the
time she was obscured from the view of Fort
Moultrie by the immense clouds of smoke issu
ing from her broadside. Her shells exploded
in quick succession in Moultrie, tearing up the
parapet and dismounting guns in their course,
and hurling their fragments so thick and fast
among the defenders of the fort, that on seve
ral occasions the work was entirely silent.—
Not a gun was fired from the sea front, and
only one ortwo from a flank of the work, bear
ing on' the Weehawken, while the Ironsides
was paying exclusive attention to Moultrie.—
During the latter part of the afternoon her fir
ing was more rapid than I have ever seen from
heavy ship guns before, and I have seen the
crack American frigates engaging batteries
when I supposed the rapidity and accuracy of
their fire could not be surpassed. The firs was
too hot, at any rate, for the rebels, and they at
times deserted their guns and sought shelter in
the bombproofs. When she bad subdued Moal
trie's fire she would rattle the shell into the
batteries on either side, until they were ob
scured by the smoke of those exploding mis
siles and clouds of flying'sand. It would re
quire but a few moments to make the small
batteries of three or four guns each too hot for
work, and they too, would become silent-.
Then on Moultrie again would her ponderous
broadside guns be turned, and again would that
work become silent, to open again when the
fire of the Ironsidee was diverted against other
batteries. For nearly five hours did this mag
nificent ship hammer the rebels, and draw the
greater part of their fire against her own im
pregnable sides. But for her it is not proba
ble that the Weehawken could have been extri
cated from her perilous position.
IMPORTANT TO DRAFTED MEN.—The follow
ing important opinion of Judge ask has been,
boned by the Provost Marshal General
"Under the thirteenth section of the enroll
ment act, it is clear that a party drafted and
wishing to furnish a substitute or pay the
commutation, must do so on or before the day
fixed for his appearance. The privilege expires
with that day. If he fails to report himself
and is arrested as a deserter, he has still the
right to go before the board of enrollment and.
prove that he is not liable to do military duty;
but if, on hearing his claim to exemption, he
is to be held liable, he cannot escape personal
service. He is also, under such circumstan
ces, subject to be proceeded against as a de
COL. WM. M. STONE!, the Administration can
didate for Governor of lowa, in a reoent speech
made at Keokuk, said :
"I admit that this is an Abolition war. It
was not such in the start ; but the adminis
tration has discovered that it could not subdue
the South else than by making it an abolition
war, and they have done so and it will be
continued as an abolition war so long as there
is one slave at the South to be made free.
* * I would rather eat with a nigger, drink
with a nigger, live with a nigger, and sleep
With a nigger than with a coptrerhead."
DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT THE PHIL
ADELPHIA NAVY YARD.-A destructive fire oc..
curred at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Sun
day morning, which resulted in the lona of a
great amount of valuable government property.
The Inquirer says : It was at first estpposed the
loss would reach fifty thousand dollars, but
Capt. Wells. the commandahtil the yard, in
formed us that twenty amuse would. proba.
bl cover the entire lose.
THE Lewistown (Militia county) Tru e D emo .
crat hears " from all quarters in the, ee tta ty
the glad tidings of changes in favor of the
Democratic) candidates—not only among the
mas ses of the people, but even among those
who have been regarded as the leaders of that
rotten and totteing OClticorn,' the ilteptiblio44