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We are compelled, on account of impaired
health, to offer for sale this office. TIM Pir.ur
is now in its 4th year. It has enjoyed a con
siderable degree of patronage. A good paying
subscription list has been secured Any en
ergetic person would be able to increase it
rapidly A weekly journal can and will be
supported by wealthy community like ours.
The business of the town and neighborhood is
being constantly enlarged. The material in
this office is good. The office enjoys a good
run of JOB WORK.
For terms and other particulars,
J. w. M'CIIORY,
Tuesday Morning, June 28, 1864
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We would again call on our Subscribers for
money. We would not ask for it aid we not
need it. Come then, one and all, and pay
your subscriptions immediately.
Under the above caption one of our ex
changes makes a very unjust attack upon all
journals professing to be neutral in religion and
politics, denouncing them in the most bitter
Now, what he says may be true in regard to
some, but not all neutral papers, as we our
selves come under that head. We profess to
be neutral in politics and religion—and we ad
here strictly to it. We are not the organ or
exponent of any party, clique or sect. We
leave the principles of party platforms and
the claims of political aspirants to be canvas
sed and discussed by their respective and legit
imate journals, and we also believe that proba
bly the strongest proof to be found in the whole
catalogue of human follies and weaknesses, of
a narrow soul and a badly balanced head, is re
ligious intolerance. We do not intend, there
fore, to follow the lead of a set of blind politi
cal hucksters or fanatic preachers, who are al
ways endeavoring to push their own peculiar
dogmas upon others.
We think and act for ourself, both in reli
gion and politics, and allow every one else the
same privelege: We do not wish to force our
religion or political belief upon any one.
There are many people who wish to read
something else than mere political claptrap
from small politicians and would be saints of
any creed. As far as regards the honest prin
ciples of the publisher's of neutral papers, we
think they would compare favorable with those
of political news-mongers.
The invention of printing on movable types,
we are far from thinking; far, very far, from
wishing to intimate; is not destined to affect
the greatest good; but we are equally decided
that, up to the present moment, it would be
difficulty to say whether it has been productive
of the more good or evil. 'We will not so far dis
honor ourselves as even to say that we are the
friends of knowledge and universal enlighten
ment; we know no advocates of ignorance; we
have no sympathy with those, if such there
be, who would withhold education from any
portion of the human race; but we repeat that
we regard half-education as worse than no educa
tion. We are not ashamed to avow our agree
ment with Pope, that.
"A little learning is a dangerous thing ; 0 ,
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
There shallow draught intoxicate the brain,
But drinking deeply sobers us again."
The great mass of our American people can
read, and do read the newspapers, and many
other things; and all of them fancy them
selves competent to sit in judgment on all
matters human and divine. They are equal
to the profoundest philosopieal speculations,
the loftiest theological dogmas, and the abstrus
est political problems. Filled with a sense of
their own wisdom and capacity for sound judg
ment, they lose all teachableness, and are real
ly in a more deplorable state than if they made
no pretensions to general intelligence. Un
questionable we must pass through this stage
of superficial knowledge, which merely engen
ders pride, conceit, self-will, before we can come
to that true enlightenment; and therefore we
do not complain, but submit to the present evil,
consoling ourselves with the hope of the glory
hereafter to be revealed. Nevertheless, it is
an evil ; deny it who will.
Printing, by multiplying books and making
the great MASS of the people readers, serves to
foster the spirit of Individualism, which is
only one form of supreme selfishnes. He who
has the humility to learn, the meekness to obey
who !eels he bas-no superior, but that be is as
.noil and knows as much as you, will soon come
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to feel that he owes no duty but to himself;
and that the true morality in his case is to take
care of Number One. In this way the inven
tion or printing, co-operating with other causes,
tended to destroy the church aad nobility of
the Middle Ages, to substitute pride, intract
ableness and egotism for the old spirit of sub
mission and self.denial. Ignorance and self
sufficiency prevent Heaven's choicest blessings;
and the Bible itself thrown into the hands of the
mass incompetent to its interpretation or right
understanding, becomes, we are often obliged
to own, a savor of death unto death, and gener
ates endless sects and interminable strife, as
fatal to the cause of piety as to individual and
We have heard some of these would he
knowing ones remark, why it is nothing to edit
a paper? We have known a very (?) learned
gentleman to obligingly bring us a contribution
with the remark, that as we were continually
occupied, it must be doubtless quite an accom
modation to receive a good article once in awhile
and on examining the " good " article in ques
tion, we have found three gross grammatical
errors, divers sins of awkwardness, and two
words misspelled in the first and second sen
tences. A lecture which will bear printing as
it is delivered is an exception; and; in a word,
there are very few men, who have not served
a regular apprenticeship to the types, who can
sit down, and without " halt or let," express
their thoughts readily and fluently in writing.
Yet, with all this, we daily meet with gentle
men who, because they have made an occasional
Me in a letter to a friend, or have elaborated a
drawling story or poem in some incautious pa
per, talk daringly and dashingly of journalism,
and graciously inform us how they would make
this fly around if they were only editors.
Singular—every man, no matter how stupid
he is always seem to be morally convinced that
if every thing else fails, he can either manage a
small farm or edit a paper—and experience
shows that while there are a hundred educated
young men capable of successfully practicing
a profession, there is not more than one or two
who is really enough of a genius, a scholar, and
a man of practical sense, to make a good editor.
In fact, though all the world reads papers,
there are very few out of the business, who
lave ever taken the pains to acquire much in
formation relative to it—and the natural conse
quence is, that its difficulties are unappreciated.
It is this mere smattering which has been
obtained for the most part from the newspapers
that leads many to believe themselves capable
of following any profession or branch of busi
ness without any apprenticeship thereto. On
the whole, therefore, we aro unable to decide
whether the invention of printing has been
productive of more good than evil.
Monday, June 20.—There has been very
severe fighting for several days past. The re
bels appear to have staked their chances upon
the defences of Petersburg and the safety of
the railroads upon which Richmond relies for
its resources. The resistance offered to our
forces for tho.past three days shows the impor
tance attached to this position.
Our losses in the attacks on the enemy's
works on Saturday are said to be very heavy,
although no official return of casualitics is yet
Mr. Stanton announces that Gen. Sherman
was permature in proclaiming the flight of the
rebels from their position. Ile says that the
enemy only threw back their flank and aban
doned all his works in front of Kenesaw Moun
tain, but holds that mountain as the apex of
his position, with his flanks behind Noonday
and Moses Creek.
General Foster reports that he has been in
formed by the rebel Gen. Jones, at Charleston,
that five general officers, prisoners iu the hands
of the enemy, are kept under fire, and, as a
matter of retaliation, he asks permission to
place an equal number of rebel officers or the
same rank under the rebel fire. Mr. Stan
ton has given permission accordingly.
Gen. Gillmore has been relieve-1 from his
command in Gen Butler's department by order
of General Grant, at Gen. Gillmore's own re
quest, and is now in Washington. The dif
ficulty arose out of certain charges made by
Gen. Butler that Gilltnore disobeyed orders In
not supporting Kautz in his raid on Peters
burg. A court of inquiry will no doubt set
tle the question of responsibility.
Tuesday, June 21.—The fearful conflict
which has been raging in front of Petersburg,
had a lull on Sunday. There was no fighting
and but little casual firing on that day. The
rebel rams made their appearance in the James
River at a critical moment, just while Generals
Grant and Butler were holding a conference
with Admiral Lee on board his flag-ship, near
Point of Rocks, on Monday. Our gunboats
quickly dispersed the rebel intruders.
General Hunter is reported to have cut the
railroad between Lynchburg and Charlottes
ville for a distance of two miles. Mr. Stanton
sent no bulletin last night. We have, there
fore, no official record of the proceedings of
our artnies yesterday. Mr. Lincoln and Mr .
For, Assistant Secretary of the navy, went to
‘lity Point yesterday, and had an interview
with General Grant.
Wednesday, June 22.—8 y despatches from
the Army of the Potomac, we learn that there
was no fighting yesterday; but movements al
ready mysteriously alluded to, were in progress
which can not now be developed.
General Sheridan's command has reached
White House. We expect to hear of some ex
citing news in a few days.
Thursday, June 23.—There is nothing of
ficial or otherwise concerning the movements
of the armies of Virginia yesterday. Mr. Stan
ton has issued no bulletin, and the telegraph is
Despatches from headquarters, at five o'clock
on Tuesday morning, states that on the day
previous artillery firing on the right and picket
skirmishing was going ton at various points
along the line, resulting in the wounding of a
few men, but causing no change in position.
A. battery stationed on an elevated piece of
ground in front of Petersburg kept annoying
one of our batteries on the left for some time,
when it opened in return, one of the shells ex
ploding in the midst of the men at the rebel
guns, and causing a cessation of firing ou their
Despatches from Fortress Monroe to the
22d, describes the attack of tin rebels, under
Fitzhugh Lee and Hampton, at the White
House. The charge of the enemy was driven
back by the fire of the gunboat Commodore
Morris and three others. The rebels attempt
ed to intercept General Sheridan, but failed, as
Sheridan with, all his force arrived safely at
White House, as we before reported.
The •President and Assistant Secretary of
the Navy Fox returned to Washington yester
day alter their Visit to City Point.
The proceedings of Congress yesterday was
highly important and interesting, comprising,
among a variety of other matters, the passage
by the Senate of the bill repealing the laws for
the rendition of fugitive slaves and its action
on the bill amendatory of the enrollment act,
and the passage in the House of the bill au
thorizing /an additional loan of four million of
Friday, June 24.—We have no official news
from the War Department. The Second Army
Burps had a fight with the enemy on Tuesday,
in which the rebels for a time got the advant
age and captured four guns, which were after
A despatch received at the telegraph •office
on Saturday evening says :—The attack upon
the Second Corps on Wednesday, near the
Weldon railroad did not result so disastrously
as was at first supposed. Owing to the failure
of the Sixth Corps to arrive on the ground in
time, quite a gap was left, into which A. P.
11111's Corps entered and poured a volley into
the rear of our forces. This created a panic
and caused a rapid retreat to the woods. The
enemy charred through and fairly into the
pitts, ordering our men to surrender. Many
of our men were captured and quite a number
killed and wounded.
Our loss in prisoners is reported at 1000,
and some place it even higher.
Our loss in killed and wounded is 1500.
Some of the works which our forces were forc
ed from in the afternoon were retaken, and
some prisoners taken.
Col. Blaisdell, 11th Mass., and W. H.
Childs, 45th Pa., was killed. Maj. Hillsey,
11th N. Y., missing.
Monday, June 20.—The stock market opened
with an improved feeling this morning.
The Five-twenty government coupons closed
at 104, and the one year certificates at 97k.
Sterling exchange was more active at a
Gold was active to-day, at an advance in
the rate. It opened in the morning at 198,
and raised to 1981; but the quotations were
a fraction lower in the afternoon.
Tuesday, June 21.—United States Coupons
6's of ISSI, closed at 113; Five-twenties, Cou
pon, at 105 i ; and one year certificates at 97.
The Gold market was• rampant. In the
morning the price was about 200; but it rose
rapidly to 204, and as high as 210 was asked.
Wednesday, June 22.—Government Secur
ties arc steady.
There was no-settled price for Gold to-day.
It varied from 210 to 230, and sales were re
ported even higher.
Thursday, June '23.—The stock market was
very dull this morning, and there was a gener
al decline throughout the list.
Government securities are quoted as follows :
United States 6's, 1881, registered, 106;
United States 6's 1881, coupons, 1121; Five
twenty coupons, 1051; one year certificates,
961. There was considerable excitement in the
cold market. The price fluctuated during the
day between 205 and 220.
Friday, June 24.---- , Government Securities
were a trifle lower, 6's 1881, selling at 105 k;
Seven-thirties at 106, and Five•twenties, Cou
pons, at 105.
The Gold market is settling, although there
is a wide margin between buyers and sellers.
Some sales were made at 210 and 215. and
PASSING EVENTS, &C
/CENT Monday being the 4th of July we will is
sue our paper on Saturday afternoon.
Wounded. WILLIAM MELLINGER, (son Of
JOHN 'NIELLINGER, of the State Line,) of company
I, 7th was wounded in one of the late battles.
SAMUEL 11101311 U, Esq., bas just returned from
the city with a large and varied assortment of Boots
and Shoes. If you want to save money call at my
Read. Farmers, remember that lawl:4
RHODES are selling Grain and Hay Forks, Scythes,
Snat hes, and harvesting tools of all kinds. Manure
Shovels and Forks, Rakes and Hoes, at old prices.
Call and see.
At Home.—JONATHAN PIMTZ, (of Antrim town
ship.) belonging to the 11th U. S. Infantry (Regu
lars) is now at home on furlough. He was severely
wounded in the hand at the battle of Spottsylvania
Court House, May Sth.
Harvest Hands.— A great many of "the
frosty sons of thunder" (from Somerset county)
have passed through here on their way to Maryland,
where they hear high wages are paid for harvest..
ing,. Hands hereabouts are not very numerous we
Places of Business to be Closed.—The
places of business in this town, will be closed on
the 4th day of July, so that employers and em
ployees alike, may have an opportunity to observe
the anniversary of our National Independence•—
Let our country friends bear this in mind.
Ice.—lt is refreshing these hot days to call to
our remembrance "winter scenes" when hill and
vale are clad in a mantle of snow, and every foun
tain and rivulet bound in icy fetters; but most re
freshing of all is it to drink iced water, iced lemon
ade, arc., which is all due to the enterprise of Hos-
TlaTtitt & Co., who had the forethought to put up an
Surgeons.—Dr. G. W. Hswirr returned a few
days ago from the front, whither he he had gone
for thirty days to render assistance in the surgical
department of the army.
Dr. JOHN MILLER, of Maryland, is now Assistant
Surgeon in the Lincoln Hospital near Washington.
A. H. STRICKLER, of this place, has entered the
same Hospital as a Medical Cadet. These gentle
min have volunteered their services for three months.
Theives.—A set of notorious scoundrels have
for some time past, been carrying on a fine busi
ness in young chickens, butter, eggs, milk, &c.
One party have had their headquarters in a cer
tain basement on East Baltimore street. Others, of
a meaner and more despicable class, having fami
lies to "train up in the way they should go," hare
the hardihood to carry their plunder home fur their
wives or children to cook for them. And this they
call fun. Many of these parties are known and
marked, and may climb the wrong post some night.
If they wish to try how editor's chickens taste, and
the same time to experience the pleasing (?) sensa
tion of one of ALLEN & WHEELoces pointed tick
lers—just call around.
To be Read. The gold gamblers continuo
their nefarious business and seek by their persist
ent efforts to embarrass the government. All this
goes on while the soldier in the ranks is braving a
thousand dangers to preserve this republic ; yea and
while the laborer, mechanic and families of small
means are compelled to reduce still lower their now
plain style of living. Amid all this, however,
KuaKEL & Ban. are selling shoes at reasonable
rates, considering the increased prices of everything.
In the custom department they cannot be excelled.
in beauty, durability or fit, by the cordwainers of
the eastern cities. The Gents Balmoral just intro
duced by them, is equal to•any made. Mr. BERT,
the foreman, knows how to make them. We epenk
that whereof we do know.
Plant Trees.—Every one should plant trees.—
We have a great many here and there through our
town, but there is still room for many more, and
some of the old ones are decaying and,should be
cut down and others planted in their place. No
cbject is more beautiful than a spreading elm, or a
lively evergreen ; none more productive than the
apple or the luscious pear. Half the labor bestow
ed on a single crop of potatoes, would originate an
orchard, the product of which in a few years would
be equal in value annually, to the potato crop, yet
with but little labor beyond the harvesting. A
fortnight's toil in the spring or autumn, in trans
planting choice fruit trees to the roadside, or taste
fully grouping them on the lawn, will ultimately
add more to the value of the place than twice the
time employed in building or fencing. For their
own comfort, for the sake of their descendants, for
the taste and improvement of the country, plant
trees—let everybody plant trees.
That bald, naked church, tasteless, treeless ; who
will have compassion on the worshippers, and sur
round it with trees ! That school-house, bare and
unsightly ; who will interest the boys in planting
and protecting shrubs and trees that will make it
an attractive and beautiful spot? Those verdure
less honses thrust upon the street—who will distri
bute honeysuckles and virginia creepers, and Prai
rie roses, that they may be turned into civilized
Fourth of July Pic-nic.--A nice pie-nic
had been arranged for the 4th. A free invitation is
extended to all to participate. There will be no
public dinner given,inor tables set up, but each cir
cle will bring their own eatibles and enjoy them in
a genuine " pic-nic" way. We give below the in
vitation of the Committee, which sets forth clearly
the character of the exercises, &c., on that day :
" The people of Antrim township and vicinity,
are invited to meet at Moss Spring, near Greencas
tle, on the 9th of July next, to appropriately cele
brate that most glorious day in the history of thu
nation—the day that gave us the Declaration of In :
dependence, the Victory of Gettysburg, the; Sur
render of Vicksburg.
"Arrangements have been made for the delivery
of several Patriotic Addtesses; and Mr. H. CLIP ,
rtscna has consented to organize and instruct a
singing claw, which will eulise n the occasion wiih
patriotic Songs. No public table will h e set,
each circle will be expected to provide refreshments
"Let the whole township assemble—let the y ep _
rnanry come in their strength, the ladies in their
beauty—and while they honor the day at the lame
time pledge anew their devotion to their country,
and imbibe fresh stores of patriotism.
D. W. Rowe,
"J. M. IRWIN,
" S. H. PRATHER,
Committee of Arrangementr"
Borough Matters--For the information of
those of our citizens who wish to pave their side
walks with brick, we announce gratis, that Sastrat
Sim:cwt. hying near the Line, has now for sale a
large lot of paving brick. Mr. Anuma Hostel., near
the Williamsport turnpike road, will burn a large
kiln of bricks soon after harvest.
We are glad to see that Mr. SAMUEL Ilosrerrsa
has not been afraid " to lay the axe to the root of
the tree" misnamed Paradise. At this season of
the year the odor emit ted from the blossoms is
more than unpleasant—it is sickening. Where
these trees are, the side-walks cannot be kept clean,
and the leaves and blossoms are blown into the
water rendering it obnoxious, and perhaps poison.
sus. So great a nuisance did they become in Wash.
ington city, that some years ago a special ordinance
on the subject was passed, and every one of these
trees cut down by municipal authority. W e d o
hope something will be done here this summer to
remove every one of them. They are good neither
for shade, beauty nor fuel, and cannot be cultiva
ted for any other purpose. for the beauty of the
name, and besides being ill-chosen, it is rather a
week remuneration for the unpleasantness and in
solubrity of their presence.
We think our readers wall agree that the new
concrete pavement made at HOSTETTREfe, DETRICHe,
and the Presbyterian Church, makes a fine appear
ance, and, indeed, we may say it is by odds the
handsomest sidewalk in town. Every one who has
a bad pavenient, or what is worse, none at all, should
take a look at it, and we are confident that every
one so doing will be convinced of the beauty and
necessity of good pavements. It is a pleasure to
know that several parties intend making concrete
pavements this summer. Mr. WORLEY is contractor.
When not engaged he can be found at the HOLLAR
Let's now come across the street—
To the tavern kept by ADAMS,
To the Franklin, near the corner,
Near the corner of the Diamond,
Here's the place for travelers comfort.
Here's the place for those to sojourn,
Who our pleasant village visit.
Neatness, comfort and convenience,
Here is always for the stranger,
Tables well filled, too, with good things,
Here is, too, to sate the palate,
Host and hostess, too, are pleasant.,
Always pleasant and obliging.
And friend BILL, behind the bar, sir,
With his smiles and as with his frieudship,
Always ready to oblige us,
To oblige and give us comfort.
If you want a drink of brandy,
If a smile of gin or whisky,
If you want a sweetened cock-tail,
Or an ice-cold sherry cobler,
If tame ale will better please you,
Or the foaming lager Leer, sir,
BILL will give you what you want, sir,
With a lump of ice to cool it.
Lemonade, too, for the modest.
And port wine from southern shores, sir,
Apple jack and pale peach brandy,
Sweet champaign and home-made whisky,
Bourbon wine and stronger cognac,
Sweet madeira, yellow egg-nog,
• All the drinks that Bachus knows of.
BILL has here to satisfy you.
But the bar-room, tasteful bar-room,
Panneled, frescoed, pape;ed, painted,
Easy chairs and cushioned lounges,
Oh yelOrt'fers. if you knew it,
There is no place near so handy,
As friend JOHN'S new-papered bar-room.
And for business men who write much,
JOHN has there prepared a table,
Pen and ink and paper on it,
To accommodate his patrons.
JOHN requests to be remembered
By the traveling folks of Antrim,
When you come to G----- to visit.
Stop with him on North Carlisle street,
On the corner near the Diamond,
At the sign of the Spread Eagle.
Let's bid farewell to Joust and his fine hotel, sod
enter the next door; and yet, as "I'thirik on it,"
we might take a "smile" before we depart,. No ,
we will not, since HUDIBRAS has told us that terri
ble dream. We have rather an intimate acquaint
ance with the man, and we do not wish so flagrant- •
ly and early to disregard his kind cautions.
The building on the immediate north-east corner
of our Diamond is occupied by STONEBRAK ER
ZieoLsn, (at least the sign says so,) dry good mer
chants. This firm does as large a 'business as sof
Co. in the county, outside of Chambersburg• It is
the oldest firm, and the partners are thoroughly
40 BE ONTINUED
Relief of Soldiers Families.—Our pecTl°
have made a large and liberal contribution to the
Sanitary Commission. This is all right and proper ,
and will be used judiciously for's wise and noble
purpose. But while all this is done for the comfort
of the soldier in the field, and to succor those strick
en down by disease and the enemy's bullets, yet we
must not forget the soldiers' /amities at home. 11%
stands the matter here ? We are afraid little atten-
tion has been givl to this subject. It is true the
soldiers who enlisted and re-enlisted last winter,
dot bounties, and some few were fortunate in get
ting considerable amounts. It is now nearlyou t.
months since most of these volunteers started
With the bounties they received some made par
manta upon properties, expecting
to receive the
Government bounties eoon, and their monthly
regularly, upon which latter they expected t