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Letter From Gen. Itltelellan.
NEW Yam, Aug. 25,1876.
The following is a letter. from General_
McClellan to a friend i 1.
COBUR6, CANADA Aug. 16, 1876.
31:y Dear Sir : You i r very kind letter
of the 10th has reached me,'and I quite
concur 'with y0u,.., '
Deeply impressed - with the; gravity of
the issue involied in the approaching
Presidential .election. believing that the
honor of the country and . the well being
of the country and the Well being of , the
people depend in no sm?,ll degree' upon
the result, I feel compel) a, to `depart from
the reserve that has be orne so habitual
to me, and express the earliest convic
tions that press upon me. LI
Under a constitutional , government
the formation of political! pattiei a'
necessary consequencb of the diversitY of
human mindaand interests. Sentimen
talists in their closets May' dream Of ,an
ideal Republic, all of whose citizens ,are
perfectly wise, virtuous and,lcontie4tient
ly, unanimous: but such a dream can
never be realized on this )earth,"and we
must recognize the fact that political
parties are, not only necessaryl, but bene
ficial, acting as they do as checks upon
each other. Experience has shown, in
all constitutional countries, that when
any party possesses uninterrupted power
for a very long time, 'especially when the
minority is too weak to interpose any et
ficient check upon the actions'of the ma
jority, the tendency is that the leaders
become careless and reckl6s, forget that
there is any power to which' they[are re
sponsible, look upon- office, as a personal
possession and reward, rather than a'
public trust, and learn to, regard their
tenure as permanent. So, too, Atte legis
lative bodies become inclined to a system
of extravagance, which engenders- cor
ruption, taciliates the formation of rings,
and finally destroys the prosperity of the
The only"sure remedy iin such a case,
is that the people shall, through the ba:-,
lot-box, place the former. opposition in
That our country is ink the condition
just described is proved by the universal
and peremptory demand for complete rb
form by the people, without regard to
Among Democrats there is no doubt
as to the manner in which tile change
should be accomplished.'
With many Republicans the question
is whether they can trust the professions
of their party, or whether they must
take the disagreeable step of breaking
away from old political associations, by
leaving the party under whose adminis
tration all the evils of which they-eoni
plain have grown up,. and 'act with the
Democrats, who, from 'the force of cir
cumstances, must necessarily' be reform
ers. ,' -
I have the highest respect for the per
sonal character and intelligence of the
Republican candidate for the' Presidency
and believe him to be an upright gentle-,
man ; but it seems to me quite impoaei
sible that he can change' the .organiz - a•
tion and policy of his part}.
Tfie.leaders who control and, shape its
policy would be the same after i his elec
tion as now, and it is idle 'to hope for
any, change in them, or under them.
It is now abundantly: evident that had
not d Democratic House been elected in
1874,1 t would have been imPossible . to
unearth the Various instances of malad
ministration that have come to'light;-and
it i 8 equally clear that until' the the gov
ernment passes icto the hands of the
Democrats, we shall never know the
whole truth, whatever it may be ; and
we need to know the truth as to the past,
that it may serve to- guide as in the fu
Believing, as I firmly that every
consideration of honesty and 'sound
,statesmanship, every true national and
individual interest, demands the prompt
)ntiuguration Cif a policy which shall, in
the briAfest practicable time„, reduce ev
ery govermeutal expenditure to:the low
est point commensurate with honor and
effic:ency, regarding the reform. of the
civil service in its broadest sense, and
with it the tnforcement upon office-hold,.
era of the conviction that their only bu
einess is to perform their 'public duties.
and not to manipulate party pqlitics, as
an Inherent part of thiii reform ; satis
fied that it Must; he acsoimpanked byi fi
uncial measures steadily directed tow
krds the resumption of specie payments
within the shortest possible period, , I can
not for a moment doubt that these all
important ends will be beet, and in fact
only, attained by the .election of the-can
dldate of the Democratic party.:,
But questions of =finance and reform,
are not the only ones which affect our
present and fature. : ,
The recent war settled forever certain
!fled questions; for example, the assert
,ed right of secession
_disappeared in ,
sett of blood- slaiery has been abolish
r, never to reappei t r ; to the inegro has
'been given the. rights of citizanship and
suffrage. We have nothing more to do
with these results, !save . to 'accept them
frankly, and watch that they remain in
tae'. After many trials and tribulations,
tae states not long since a!Tityed in items
against the general Governnient; have re
ettahlished their.relations with the Un
'oll, and regained , their autonomy.
Generous courtesy towards a fallen,
but most gallant foe, and selfish policy,
`alike demand that' we shohld leave no
just thing undone that will restore peace .'
and well , being to the.. eouth, xecs.tabliati
ir , t;rual feeliugb in' the heartinf r
recent enemies to be proud of and love
the Government of the Union and ita
uag. The welfare of. the North
krubte from tbit 'Of the South, luid:Our
and vigor u .
• I believe t
`reached by r
their own int,
to induce the
good me i n in
‘'While of The
cept in the
outrages are •
persons or pri
ever his race,
and the state
tate to do the
every legal w:
tice, and sho
fluence in th:
ever attain its full force
tit peace .prosperity and
•ign throughout its lazoad
at this. end can. best be
, pectiog the 'autonomy of
States, so long as they
bligations of the Federal
govern themselves public
rewct and-, a regard for
reSts . • will. certainly suffice
1 . -Southern States to Noce
,en force the laws.—
;. pinion . that Federal inter
never be resorted • to, ex
. ases provided for in the
1 also . think: - that, if any
trimitted Upon the rights,
perty of any citizen, what:
Whether white. or black,
uthorities neglect or.hesi
, r •cliity, • the general Got-
Id urge and aid then] in
,y in enforce. order un d jug
sufficient 'faikli in the bon
of. our Southern . brethren
, when left to themselves,.
how. to enforce just laws,
rights; of : the humblest of
[ liens. ''.•
But I haVe
Or and ability
they will 1pio;
'ind secure th
their fellow ci l
I In Mr. Tilu
have a candid
sites that the
mind. In al
It is a very ea'
to an oppone
to.carry it ou
'This Mr. T
age and abilit
stacles he - coil
the Herculeal l i
lion and - pur
say that: the
- possesses in a'
,en I. 'am confident that we
to possessing all the requi
exigencies of the times de- .
pg career he can give the
IC ability and integrity,
:y thing to preach reform
t; but a eery different thing
in one's own party. _
den has had the rare cour-
to do. Against great oh
'noticed and . carried afro!,
task:'-of fighting-, corm:11)7:
uing • the plunderers iu.his
is almost superfluous to
courage, energy,- untiring
fid acumen he displayed in
ble contests, .prove that he
most . eminent degree idle:
uch needed in our Chief,
the present crisis of our
i ll' an questions of finance
• have the stile criterion of
ble us to form posittye con
his future. ,
and reform w
his past to en!
victions as to
In his ban§
of awarding .
the; North, at
e may be safely left the task
iber'al justice_ to the South,
y guarding the rights of
d the issue decided by the
ended, I trust and belieye,
' ' When elec ed I believe that he will
enter! upon t e duties of his high office
with the sin •le purpose, of serving - his
country, fait fully, and with no ,lower
ambition tha that of devoting every fac
ulty tolthe lorions task. of redeeming
the nation pr sperous at home, honoree
and respecte tibroad. I would like to
appeal to th se Who in civil life have
honored me with their friendship and
support, and especially and' most earnest
ly toT those in. nto whom 1 have never
appealed in vain—my comrades of the
war—and to ask them 'to stand once
more with tie in. our country's cause,
in a civil contest now, as formerly in a
deadlier stru , gle, and support to the ut
termost the , lection j of Mr. Tilden to the
I believe t ,
I. at the issues now at stake
those for which we fought
nd well-being of the nation.
rim •very truly yonrs,
GEO. B. MCCLELLr►N.
!OUR NEW STORE,
o. 21 Court Street.
Wewould nisi . ectfully announce to the public that
we have removed to our new and spacious store. No.
21 corner of Omit and Water streets. and are filling it
with a new steel, of goods that have just arrived. Our
stocker Dress G s. Shawls, etc.. -are of the very lat
est Spring patt ern s and styles and purchased for cash
when the mark was most depressed.
In the line of parley Goode, Hosiery*, Gloves, Hair
Goode, Ribbons, etc., our 'stock is unsurpassed. We
have also opened la Department of Merchant Tailoring,
and have jag purchased a large stock of the latest
latyles in the line Of Cloths, Cassimeres, etc., and of the
very best quatity.l We have employed to take charge
of this Department. MR. - .T. D. TAYLOR, long the
leadt_ng and anostisuccesschl cutter in this city, and who
always guarantees a perfect tit. Mr. Taylor did the se
lecting of the cloths, cassimeree , trimmings, etc., for
this dep,rtment, 'Which should satisfy all that we have
the latest and most lash lon.‘ble styles..
We cordially thank our patrons for past favors, and
promisethem and the public generally that we are bet
ter prepared than ever to supply anything in our line.
We solicit yrr tronsge.
• C. & A. CORTSEY,
Bingliamton, April 19,1876,
S & WIIITE,
,Oicturers of and Dealers In
A2W SLATE MA.NTLES.
r 7 T35
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Uo) , Lots Enolaied.Pr
P. 91 1 W 03, :: .
THE :ppiio:c.itA't f : - iHATrceltisT.: 4;-.,i-1.-87:6:
PURIFIES 'THE BLOOD, RENOVATES AND IN
, VIGORATES THE wnom: SYSTEM.
Its Medical Properties are
• • -
ALTERATIVE, TOI SOLVENT
V i EGETINE is 'merle exclusively from the Mats of
carefully Selected barks, roots and herbs, and so Strong
ly concentrated, that it. will effectually eradicate from
the system every taint of- Scrofula. Scrofttleus Humors,
Tuinors, Cancers, Cancerous Humors. Rrystpelai. Salt
Willem, Syphilitic Diseases, Canker, Faintness:at the
Sttimach and all diseases that arise from impure blood.
Sciatica. Inflammatory and Chronic Rheumatism, Neu
ralgia, Gout and Spinal Complaints, can only be effect
ually cured through the blood \ . ,
For Ulcers and Eruptive diseases of the Skin Pis
tules. Pimples, Blotches, Boils. Tetter, Staldhead and
Ringworm; Vegetine has nexer failed to effect a perma
nent cure, I -
__ For Pains in the Back ; Kidney Complaints, Dropsy,
Feinale Weakness, Leucorrhcee, arising from internal
ulceration, and uterine diseases and tyeneral Debility,
Vegetine acts directly upon the causes of these com
plaints. It invigorates and strengthens the whole sys
tent. acts upon the secretive organs, allays inflamma
thin .cures ulceration and regulates the bowels.
Eor Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Habitual Costiveneds, Pal-'
pitation of the Heart, Headache, Piles. Nervetteness
and General Prostration of the Nervous System, no
dicine has ever given such perfect satisfaction as
th Vegetine. It piarilles the blood, cleanses-all of the
or ans, and possesses a controlling power over the
nervous system. i
The remarkable cures effected by Vegetine have in
titt! ed man .physicians and apott.ecarietk whom we
know to p_rescribe and use it in their own families.
In fact.Vegetine is the best remedy yetdiscovered for
thg above diseases: and is the only - reliable Blood Puri
fier yet placed before the public.
• PREPARED BY
1 H. R. STEVENS, Mase.
.IWhlt is VEGETINE 2--It is , a compound extracted
fir barks,roots and h'.rbs , It is Nature's Remedy. It
is perftctly harmless from any bad effect upon the sys
tem. It is nourishing and strengthening. It acts di
rectly upon the blood. It quiets the nervous system.—
It gives you good. sweet sleep at night. It is a great
panacea for our aged fathers and mothers ; for it gives
them strength .quiets their nerves, and gives them Na
tiire's sweet sleep—as has been proved by many . an
aged person. It is the great Blood Purifier. It is a
sOothing remed y for our children. It has relieved and
cured thousands. It is very *pleasant to take: every
child likes it. It relieves and cures all diseases origna
tng from impure blood. Try the Vevetine. Give it,
fair trial for your com Plaints ; then you will say to
your friend, neighbor and acquaintance, "Try it ; it,
has cured me."
VEGETINE for the complain l ts for wh!ch it is recom
mended, is hiving a larger sale throughout the United
States than any other on@ medicine. Why. Vegetine
Will care the complaints.
I VALUABLE. INFORMATION.
Boston, Dec. 12,1869.
Gentlemen—My only objeet in giving yon this teal
monial is to spread valuable information. Having been
badly afflicted with Salt Rheum, and the wielle surface
Of my skin being covered with pimples and eruptions,
many of which caused me great pain and annoyance,
and knowing it to be a blood disease, I took many of
the advertised brood preparations, among which was
any quantity of Sarsaparilla. without obtAining any
benefit until I commenced taking the Vegetine, and be
fore I had completed the first bottle I saw that I had
got the right medicine. Consequently. I followed on
with it until I had taken seven bottles, when I was
pronounced a well man, and my skin is smooth and en
tirely free from pimples and eruptions. I have never
enjoyed so good health before, and I attribute 'it all to
the use of Vegetine. To benefit those afflicted with
Rheumatism, I will make mention also of the Vege
tine's wonderful power of curing me of this acute coin
`plaint, of which I have suffered so intensely. '
C. H. TUCKER. Pas. Ag't Mich. C. R. R.
69 Washington St., Boston.
IVEGETINE is sold by All Druggists
iiiirtit - DAYS
30 rr t:- 30
For.the next thirty days the undersigned will offer
the entire stock of
r) I = l. M e. CO OTI IES V
. . ,
Clothing. Shoes. Hats, dm., atl the store late of B.
. McHensie4n Montrose, at one-half value. s
DRESS G . GODS, FOR . TIIE LADIES ,
at prices that will thrill them with joy.
• MENSI CLOTHING! .
Good goods—nil woo) and well made, for less money
than cost of cloth alone. Trimmings and making saved.
All goods in store' (for s Bo daysy will be sold at pnr
-chasers prices. The stork is - full and complete and
those • who call at once will he sure of finding just what
they want. t
All embracing this opportunity to clothe their fami
lies will have money to let, and will be satisfied with
six per cent, '
A. H. McCOLLIIM,
Assignee of B. McKenzie.
Montresi. Atte% 9.14;6 . . ' 82w4
ILI4 40/4 8
Peodothist Di:hie ing, Sooting;
lieslig nil Ptak , .
It renders the coarsest skin remarkably
soft and healthful. It bnparts a beautiful
smoothness to the skin, and forms an elastic
whiteness.. It cures burns, scalds, chafing,
excoriation', roughness, tan, sunburn, freck
les, liver spots, chapped hands, sores, nicer.,
dandruff; blisters on the hands and feet, itch,
ground itch, itching between the toes, itching
of the bodypiles, corns. Also relieve* the
itching aneirritation of biting and stinging
insects. As it is especially adapted to the
TOILS?, NURSERY, and BATH-ROOM, you can
take a Sulphur Bath at pleasure. For bath
ing Children, it is unequalled. Ladies who
use it in their Toilet would never do without
it. _ It neutralizes the odor of perspiration,
'NEW. la k . 9 p .: p - 4.w,N*o. PAP.%
~ .L. • - - .AT THIS - 0010. it': • ' '-' ~: -'•••
CARRY THE NEWS,
OH CARRY' THE NEWS TO MARY
AND EVERYBODY ELSE!
FOR GOOD NEWS a HEALTHY AND REFRESHING
. :011111AN fo-
HAVE MOVED iTO THEIR 'NEW STORE
''HE FIRST BANK,
(Searle's New' Brick,)
Where they 'will keep on hand the beat assorted stock of
men's and. Bays' ,Ready-made
DRY GOODS; NOTIONS; FANCY GOODS,
HOSIERY, HATS, MILLINERY
• GOODS, 85C.; • •
of all descriptions and latest styles. \
GIVE us A CALL and we will SAYE YOU YOKEL-
Terms, cash or good der. Respectful!y,
S. PILLIII,4III . dr, CO.,
NATIONAL Dny GOODS tt . CLOTHING 2411101111/N.
BLACK AND COLORED ALPACAS, newest shades,
Weents per yard,
at S. P. csb CO.'S Firat National.
BLACK AND COLORED' CASHMERES, all - shades
3t. cents per yard, •,` •
at S. P. & CO.'S First National.
BEST CALICOES,tnew styles and fast co'ore, BM cent*,
at S. P. & CO.'B First National.
HANDSOME HAMBURG EDGING AND INSERTING
from 10 cent* per yard np, ,
at S. P. & CO.'S First National.
YARD WIDE BLEACHED COTTONS, from 8 cents .
,per yard up,
at S. P. & Co.'S First National,
YARD WIDE FACTORY,' flOm 734 cents per yard
at S. P. & CO.'S FirstNaticnal.
BEST SHIRTINGS, nod @Vice, 15 cte. per yard,
at S. P. & CO.'S First National.
BOYS' RILADINMADE SUITS, from $5 up, •
at S. P. & Co.'S First National.
YOUTHS' HBADVMABB SUITS, from $6.50 up,
at S. P. & Co.'S Finst NationaL
MEN'S IMADY-MADE SUITS, from $R up,
at S. P. & 00.'t First National.
BOYS' CASSIMBRE PANTS, from $1.50 up, •
S & CO.'S First National.
MEN'S CASSIMHRE PANTS, from '2.50 up,
• at S. P:"& CO. SFiretNational
We shalialso keep on hand Gents' and Ladies' Urt
derwear of all styles ; ladies' and misses' Ready-made
Suits. As assistance to our experienced and artistic
milliner, we have engaged the services of one of the
leading trimmers - in New York city, and we guarantee
our millinery department to contain the leading 'Styles
and trimmed in best city styles, ,and our prices lower
than 'elsewhere. Remember we will keeps full assort
.. eat of all classesof goods . generally kept in Aret•!clase
stores, and our Prices we warrant will be the lowest in
Susquehanna County. Our special buyer will be'in
the market at all times, and procure for us the lates t
novelties'. Oar motto will be. *s.Jusllce to all." Bear
in mind we have a NEW STORE, NEW GOODS, and
the LOWEST CASII PRICES IN THE COUNTY. As
an inducement to make large purchases we will deduct,
(on demand) on all cash bills of $lO or more, Ave per
Come one and all
Both great and small
And buy your - goods
At 8.2. a Co.•s First Nation-all.
Respectrally, . . 8. PILLMAN a CO.,
First National Pry Goods and Clothing Store.,
Montrose. March 25. 1816. . -
n R. LYONS & co,
HAVE RECEIVED LARGE ADDITIOI4B
TO THRDI STOCK OF
CARPETS, OILCLOTHS, DRUGGET
PAPER HANGINGS AND ENAMEL
CLOTHS, COTTON YARN,
s • COPFIN• TRIM
PLATED WARE, DRY GOODS AND
GROCERIES, PAINTS, OILS,
ALL OF DR. .TAYNE'S FAMILY
TRUitiIIS,..UMBRELI,AS I RUBBER
GOODS, it &O.
CALICO, SIX CENTS PER :YARD
I . lontrOie, January 1, 1876.
T HE:OLDEST--HORSE SHOE. IN
Stulquehtuuta - County,
Was recentlyaworn out and used up (by constant use) in
JOHN GROVES' SHOP ,
Having' .been in use - over 86 years as stand for
%man's "Goose." made by dabez Frink in HO, when
it was bought by William Fordham for. tailoring busi
ness which has beenlearried on successfully ever since.
He now announces to the publie that he has the nu
Fashions and can easel in all kinds of , work Whim
children/I , suits awl cuttltg , with general directioalf.
to all how, to purchase goods and have theps made up, a
customers will come and be happily greeted. New
ones solicited. Respectfully
.. , . . JOHN GROVES.
Montrose. Aug. 9,1876. 821,4
EYSTONE AdADEMY.- i'• bighth
A), peAr caminences mike: first Tondo 1 z Septem
ber. The tall term domes on the Tuewy before
Theekegistap. . The. Water tettir NeCesoo. on the
flret Teeidey after 'Thentrigiving. CIMPas of 04 14
full and cos plete:\ 'Epees* moderate: rele ee.tatosse
ex interstitial - aisstrew . : 41 4,4- 1 1=
Awe% Mt—ft - a is a .
t. R. VzoNs 4i. co.
WHITE COCHENS, -
BUFF' COCHENS, •
.... , AND HOUDANS
Eggs for Hatching s • $3 per la:
tar Young Fowls fork sale after August Ist, 1878, at
reasonable prices. No inferior - specimens shipped
from my yards.
White Cocheu, let preinium \at Jersey Fair , (Berry
& Williams stock.) Buff Cocheris. Berry & W illiams
Ifo circulars. Write for,what •is wanted and promp
replys will be given. Addrce, ' •
C. C. GILBERT,
Great Bend, Pa.
March 29, 1876.--din.
E. I:Ti.,;, i;irrXl.7a,r,
BII9GY, CONCORD, PH2ETON, ANI
EVENERS, SINGLE AND DOUBLE
BODIES OF THE LATEST STYLES
JOBBING, : &c., DONE PROMPTLY
E T. PURDY.
Montrose, June 7, 1876.
Pt C.) 4.22 a X.a MlPet.
The largest stock of Triroined Hats to
be found in the eity at the lowest pnces.
The Nicest and moaty Stylish Bats and
Bonneu in the city, at ROZELLE'S.
The LARGEST and CHEAPEST stock Old LA;
dies Cape oat side ot New York city, all to
be found at . ROZELLE'S.. Don't forgot it,
that ROZELLE .is selling the very lowestta
can. He :
Dlicoants all, the - rest .or Ike
- FRENCH MILLINEIiIr,
, 91' •• • BINGHAMTON, I. $7
Co St. N. Y. Court NS.
Binghamton, N. Y., April 19,
I 1 RESTR°EDDI: HOW LOST, paw
itJust published, a new edition of Dr. Culver
well's Celebrated Esuy on the radical cum •
(without medicine) or spermatorrhcea or Seminal
Weakness, Involuntary Seminal Losses, Impoten
cy Mental and Physical lneatlacity, Impealment‘ to
Mirriage. etc. ,• also. Consumption, Epilepsy and Fits,
induced by seltindnlgence. or sexual extravagance, de.
ir Price. in a seated' envelope. only six cents.
l'be celebrated author. in this admirable essay. clear-
Ir demonstrates. trom a ,thirty years' successful pran
tce, that the alarming consequences of self-abuse may
be radically wed without the dangerous use of intern
al medicine or the application of the knife; pointing
out a mode of cure at once simple, certain, and effeeto
al, by means of which every sufferer, no matter what
his condition may be, may cure himself cheapbyt
o va and radically.
This. Lecture _should be in the hands of every
youth and every man in the land -
Sent under seal. in a plain envelope. to any address,
post-paid, on receipt of six cents or two poet stamps.
Address the Publishers,,
E Bruen= it Son, .
41 Ann St., Now York ; Post Ofliceßox,'4lBo.
. July 19, ltrid. •- • • i
I W. CLARK, PRACTICAL Kit
ty • CHINIST AND GUN MTH,
Has located on Public Avenue; (basement' of B.
Sayre's store buildbut) where he is prepared to do ail
kinds of Gun Smithing, hewing Machine repairing. Saw
Piling. Lock rcpalriag andall light mechanical jobs oA
short notice. . and on as reasonable terms as can hi
done elsewhere . All work warranted. Orders b y vadi
promptly. attended to. Your patronaLe is solleittkl,
and satisfaction guaranteed: • •••J. W. CLARK.
Montrose. Aug. 9, 1876tt, ....
A SSIGNEE'S NOTICE. -
E. McKenzie having assignW an his estate to the un
dersigned in trust for creditors, All persons Indebted
by book recount or otherwise are requested wank°
immediate settlement, and. all having claims against
the estate Will please present them to t ;
• A. IL McCOLLUM.
Assignee of IL Mc genie.
Montrose, Aug. 9,1 878. third
`ARM FOR SALE.
• The aubscriher offers his (ant, fbr 44Oute is
Forest 'Lake, containing 65 acres, 50 improved.- Wilt
keep twelve • cows; and a OS, ft; 'Welt visaed, also
a good grain farm, Rao * nice yoi t uw i cochsrd. main
:twill be made easy. For further colazi r a re or
dress, ,. ' • • •• - AARO REYNO
• -or $. 8.-.lloGliltS_,
"Feb. 11); 16:—U MoutrOod.Po
a. • • FUlinatillio •
• - ,
10401aproved ikiwairkliti batik--
mem solibtoluta, etc rprl4l9,