Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, September 17, 1863, Image 1
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 Kilweriletemosnt. irr Marriages and Deaths will he inserted at the same rates u regular adverthiementa. Business (garb.s. 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. oFFICE TN SHOEMAKER'S BUILDINGS SECOND STREET, 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 SIONS. 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 and expeditiously. 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. SILAS WARD. NO. 11, NORTH THIRD ST., HARRISBURG. STEINWAY'S PIANOS, 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 JOHNW. GLOVER, MEIECHANT TAILOR Has just received from New York, au assort ment of SEASONABLE GOODS, 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. BovEldjd DENTISTRY. B. E. GEDDA, D. D. 8., _N 0 . 119 MARKET STREET, EBY & KUNKEL'S BUILDING, UP STAIRS. janS-ti RELIGIOUS BOOK STORE, DUCT AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 11DPOSITORY, E. S. GERMAN, tf MTH MOND STRIOIT, ABOVI 0811113 NUT, •NAIIIIIIEITIII, PA. Depot for the sale of Sterooscopes,StersoscopicTiews, Music and Musical Instruments. Also, subscription lam for religious publications. nowdr JOHN O. W. MARTIN, FASHIONABLE CARD WRITER. 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 UNION HOTEL, Ridge Avenue, corner of Broad street, HARRISBURG, PA. 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, BALTIMOBAB,..I4.D. 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.) EM 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 TAILORING. • 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, UPHOLSTERER, 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 satisfaction. janl7-dtf 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 WIMP/PEWS BOOKSTORE. - WEBSTER'S ARMY AN]) NAVY POCKET DICTIONARY. 'ust received and for sale at SOREPIPAWB BOOKSTORE. NRI7 ORLEANS SITGA_RI—Fms T IN MADAM? !—/or sale by isq2 WM. DOCK 15.,1t CO. • •. • nt 1 • • patriiot 1 PI .1; 1 • . • 11 • • • VOL. 6.-NO. 14. Ataical. 4( At DR. SWEET'S INFALLIBLE LINIMENT, ED 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. Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, is the author of " Dr. Duest , s Infallible Linimant.) , Dr. Sweets Infallible Liniment Cures Rheumatism and never WIS. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment is a certain cure for Neuralgia. Dr. Siiteethi Infallible Liniment Cures Burns and Scalds immediately. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is the best known remedy for Sprains and Emblem. Dr. SWett's Infallible Liniment Cares Headache immediately and was never known to fail. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Affords immediate relief for Piles, and seldom fails to ears_ Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cures Toothache in one minute. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cures Outs and Wounds immediately and leaven De ever. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is the best remedy for Bores in the known world. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Sae been used by mere than a million people, and all praise it. 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 ilheing. l rP F. WATSONy a MASTIC WORKER .LND PRACTICAL CEMENTER, 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 color desired. Among others for wham I have applied the Mastic Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen : J. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished five _Team . . J. H. Bhoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished live years. James Bl , Candlass, residence, Allegheny Oity,finished five years. Calvin Adams, residence, Third steet, finished four years. Heavalar, residence, Lawreneeville, finished four years. J. D. M'Cord, Penn street, finished four years. Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four years. St Charles Hotel and Girard House, finished five years. 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 just resolved: NEWBOLD'S—Celebrated. NEW JERSEY—SeIect. EVANS & SWlFT'S—Superior. MICHINER'S EXCELSlOR—Canvassed. MICIIINER'S BXCELSIORyNot canvassed. IRON ClTY—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. JAMICA SPIRITS. 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 GOLD MEDAL! AT TEM MECHANICS , FAIR, BOSTON, il 7 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 PENNSYLVANIA! AND 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 ! WHEN 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 TELEGRAPHIC DISPATCHES 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 TIIE STATE! 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. TEItNI 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 dred_ 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. INDEPENDENCE ISLAND. 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 BASKETS! LADIES TRAVELING, MARKET, KIHOOL, PAPER, KNIFE, 'MOTHER, ROUND, OTIT.LDEEN'O, OAHE, For sale low, by jell LL A 0 011 E R EL! A 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 Land: 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 ers. 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" bleed. 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 !" Rally ! Whilst at home in their shame the vile Copperheads Oily, Go slaughter the rebels—and when they are dead, Yon may plant your brave heels on the Copperhead's head ! 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, , "OC N from the calumniating sphere to the sublimely rediculous. 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, of . 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 CONVENTION 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 retaries. 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 tions. 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 and abettors. 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 vants. 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 dianship. Resolved, That we have net forgotten the corrupt and disgraceful repeal of the tonnage tax, and the giving away, for less than " 8. 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 PUBLISHED EVERY MDRNING 1117ADATO IXOIPTZD BY 0. BARRETT & VO Tan DAILY PArazar AND UNION Win DO serve 2 to sub• scribers residing in the Borough for Tau °sum nuillllll' payable to the Carrier. Mail subaoribera, orvii •KILLABI; PIA ANNUM. Tn WEIMICLY PATRIOT AND UN/ON ie published at TWO DOLLARK PNR ANION, limn - Way in advance. Ton couple to one addross,fifresa dollars Cenaected With this establisbmena n extensive 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 anpport. .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 further action. On motion, the above report was unani mously adopted. 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. DOLOS ROCKWELL, 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 serter. 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 party."