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ergetic person would be able to increase it
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The business of the town and neighborhood is
being constantly enlarged. The material in
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titt l of ,JOR WORK.
Far terms and other particulars,
Theitday Morning, July 5, 1864
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money. We would not ask for it did we not
need' it. Come then, one and all, and pay
your subscriptions , immediately.
F .:If the; giving in the world were true
charity, the amount of suffering would be far
less than now. We doubt whether one-half
'the" gilts' are bestowed upon those who actually
need charity. There are complimentary pre
sents, and birthday presents, and wedding pre
'selits, and various other presents which the
honor of the giver is sought rather than the
profit of the receiver. They are attended by
'a parade, a publicity, and an eclat which those
who do good always to seek to avoid.
We do not, however, condemn the fashion
of present giving. As one of the amenities
of life, which adds a charm to social inter
. course, we would by no means have it discon tin
ucd.- But we would have it studied more and
made a matter of principle. Every person
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and to the taste of his friend in the selection
• of a present. Generally it should be as vela
able as. the giver can afford, but of such a na
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pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of some
hams, or a cheese, or a barrel of flour, than
they do in returning thanks for a pair of finely
gilded china vases, a unique little port movie,
nr an elaborately flguered silver pitcher.
Above Fall , we would not have any one re
fuse the ,petitions of real charity, in order to
give ti) those who do not need his gifts.
_.ll, you must either forego a donation to a
benevolent institution or fail to compliment a
friend with ir pair of horses, by all means let
the friend go imeomplignented. We should no
more rob the poor of our charities in ord to
bestow 'presents Upon our friends, than we
should'deprive ourselves , and families of need
fol comforts for the same purpose. In, this
matter, as in everything else, we should never
allow a pleasure to interfere' with a positive
POWER OF THOUGHT.
Life never had the fullness of meaning that
it has now. The present century, and especi
ally its last twenty.years have given to life an
enlargementoi scope, an intenseness that have
impacted a new and deeper significance to man
hood. Talk as wo may, of the past, it was
never so great a thing, to be a man as it is in this
age. One of the distinctive features of life in
this age of the world, is found in the fact that
the domain of action and enjoyment has been
greatly widened. Without supposing that any
faculties of• activity and happiness have been
created, ive may assert that the multiplication
of objects to call forth the energies of - our na
has intensified the mind in a remarkable
Indeed, it is practically the confer
er power. Men, pink higher
`'`. eady and prep!, d for grand
-1 n exerborore. And thought
`,, inventive genius in all its
Liv \ k, • tivity. All the beauty
art and science are the
'Of thought: •Yes,.
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Feb r,l, 18G1 l i. 1 1 ;" pro'gressivt.: position
J. W. M'CROItY,
Franklin county, Pa
THE PILOT :-CtHEE'NCASTI,F,, FRANKLIN CO
Thought no longer restrained almost per
vades the universe, greatly extending the field
of practical science, bestowing upon man bless
ings and knowledge, replete with beauty, in
terest, utility and magnitude.
Look at the immense expansion of life and
happiness in consequence of the introduction
of new improvements and new elements into
use. Take a panoramic view of modern activ
ity, you then see industry in a modern galaxy
of glory. Thought is the agency, it has given
it expansiveness, stimulated its utmost strength,
and stamped it as the miracle of the century.
Everything looks Young America like one
improvement succeeds another, and each suc
cessive improvement is a fresh summons to the
mind of the nineteenth ceuturyjto put forth its
renewed energies and efforts—to the soul, to
believe anew in its capacity, under God, to
subdue the earth, and make it'a habitation of
These things being facts, we ought to reflect
well upon the important position we, occupy
We should remember, that having all the ad
vantages of modern discOveries, modern bless
ings and enlightenment, the Bible, religious
and political frecdow—we should remember
the ponderous responsibility we are under.
Monday s June 27.—Por two or three days
past the operations of the armies in Virginia
have been confined to picket firing, occasional
skirmishing and. artillery duds; but no en
gagement effecting the general situation has
occurred. , .
After the attack of the rebels on Saturday,
at Wilcox Landing, Gen. Sheridan, with a
large force hanging in his rear, brought• his
command in safety to the river, five wiles above
Fort Powhatan, when he got them overen pon
toons protected by the gunboats. Ho fought
every foot of ground splendidly, and lost five
hundred men including four Colonels.
It is reported that a fierce attack was made
by the rebels, on the Fifth and Sixth Corps on
Saturday night, but repulsed, although *with
heavy loss. Meantime Gen. Grant is gradual
ly advancing with his intrenchments towards
the city, and is said to expniss himself con
fident of capturing not only Petersburg, but
as a sequence, the rebel capital also.
The rebels have an eighteen gun battery on
the heights beyond the city, bearing upon the
centre of our lines in front of Petersburg.—
This battery has been very troublesome, and
so far has proved too heavy for any artillery
that we have brought against it.
The expedition of Gen. Palmer, from New
born, into the centre of North Carolina, has
returned, and reports favorably of its progress.
They destroyed tho Wilmington and Weldon'
Railroad, near. Goldsboro', and immense quan
tities of rebel stores. They found the country
almost deserted, and easily captured the few
troops left to guard the road.
By despatches from Memphis we learn that
a train on the Memphis and Charleston Rail
road, was attacked by guerrillas near Colliers
vile on the 23d. Two soldiers were killed
and eight wounded; one citizen was also killed
and two wounded. Six soldiers, who jumped
from the train during the attack, were captur
ed and: taken to the woods. One of them, who
escaped, reports that his companions were mur
dered, by the guerrillas.
Tuesday, June 28.—A despatch from Gen.
Grant states that no operations were going on
in front, except the fire of our guns into Peters
Gen. Hunter reports, that his expedition to
Lynchburg has been successful, that ho has
been victorious in every engagement, but says
that, running short of ammunition, and find
ing it impossible to collect supplies in the pres
ence of an enemy, believed to be superior to
our force in number, he deemed'it best,to with
Mr. Stanton has heard offiCially from,Gen:
Sherman, to the effect that ho had made an
unsuccessful attack on the 24th inst., upon-the
enemy's position at Kenesaw Mountain. The
enemy's works were feund too strong, and our
loss was consequently severe.
The following particulars are given :
"-Pursuant to anrder of the 24th, a diver-
sion was made on each ...flank of the enemy,
especially down the Sandown road. About.l3
A. m., McPherson attacked at the southwest
end of Kenesaw . ;,and Thomas at a point about
a mile .further north. At the same time the
skirmishers and artillery along the whole line
kept up a sharp fire. Neither attack succeed
ed, though. both, columns reached the enemy's
works, which were very strong.
" McPherson teports his loss about 500, and
Thomas about 2000. The loss is particularly
heavy in general,and field officers. 9en..l.lar
ker is reported . . mortally wounded; also Col.
D. McCook, commanding a_ brigade.
"qO,l. Rice, of. the 57th Ohio, very seriously:
"Cols. Barnball, 4th Illinois and Augustine
of , the 55th Illinois are killed.
"McPherson took a hundred. prisoners and
Thomas about as many r but I do not. suppose,
we inflicted a hea,vy..loss on the' enemy, as he
kept close behind his parapets."
A portion of Ocri. Magruder's rebel coin-
=maid twucoMpanies pf: the . Twelfth
lowa, on the 22d, near the mouth of White
River, and were repulsed with severe loss.
Wednesday, June 29.—The regular bombard.
ment of Petersburg is now in full operation,
our shells are constantly dropping in all parts
of the city with precision, and doubtless, with
fatal consequences. The left wing of Grant's
army holds the Weldon and Petersburg Rail
road. The connection with Lynchburg, on the
Danville road are cut off by General Wilson,
thus stopping supplies for Richmond in that
direction. The Beige appears to be conducted
after the Vicksburg fashion, and will, no doubt,
eventuate in the same result.
It does not very distinctly appear why the
Sixth corps did not form a junction on General
Barlow's division, the left of the Second corps,
and thus keep the line intact. Suffice it to say,
however that a fatal gap was left, as General
Birney's corps advanced, through which the
rebels pounced on its- flank. General Han
cock has sufficiently recovered from his wound,
and has again returned to his favorite corps,
temporarily commanded by General Birney.
Late despatches from Gen. Hunter, at Mead
ow- Bluff, report the particulars of- his late ad
vane° towards Lynchburg. Gen. Duffle cut the
Charlottesville and Lynchburg Railroad at
Amherst, and Hunter's forces proceeded by
way of Liberty, where they have torn up the
tracks and burned a bridge: Early's troops
have arrived from Richmond when our forces
were. within five miles of• Lynchburg, and
proving too strong- for us, we • withdrew on
Saturday. Gen. Hunter's loss in the entire
movement is probaly six hundred killed, wound
ed and missing. We have one hundred pri
soners, seven cannon and six hundred horses
Accounts from the Medical Director of
Sherman's army show that our loss was much
less than first reported. It will probalby not
exceed one thousand and five hundred in all.
We have no news from. New Orleans to the
21st. A quantity of gold, supposed to be in
tended for rebel use was seized on board a steam
er and retained by the Provost Marshal.—
General Banks has issued an order that all
gold arriving in New Orleans' shall be de
posited with the Assistant Treasurer of. the
United States, until the consignees give assur
ance that it is not to be used in any contraven
tion of- law.
Thursday, Juno 30.—We have no news
since the 27th instant. A.letter from near
Petersburg of that date says that the rebel
tents were pitched in full view,of our most
advanced position. They are said to bcloag•to
Hill's and Longstrect's Corps.
General Lee is operating on our left and
Beauregard is holding , the town. •
By a;dcspatch from Baltimore, dated June
30th, we learn that a.party of Moseby's guer
rillas made a dash into Duffield's Station, on
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, beyond
By telegraph we learn that William Fem.
senden, of Maine, bas been appointed Secretary
of the Treasury in .place of S. P. Chase, re
signed. We also have rumors of 'other cabi
Monday, June 27.—Very little business was
transacted in the stock market to-day in New
York. Government stocks were lower, five
twenties, coupon, selling at 1041 ; seven-thir
ties at 105/, and one year certificates at 951.
Gold sold to day at different prices, ranging
from 218 to 237.
Tuesday, June 28.—There is a marked de
cline in -government's, registered sixes of 1881,
selling at 1031; Five-twenties, coupons, at
1031, and one year certificates at 94.
The money market is tightening, and loans
are obtained with difficulty at seven per cent.
There are very little doing in exchange.
Gold opened' at 230 and closed at 240.
.Wednesday; `June 29.- - --The stock market
was dull. today_ and prices lower, compared
with the quotations yesterday.
Five-twenty coupons closed at 102, and the
one year certificates at 921.
The money market is unsettled arid inclin
ed-to stringency, the rate of interest ruling at
seven per cent. and upward.
Gold opened to-day at 240, and was run up
nominally to 250. '
-Sterling exchange is dull, owing to the-high
price of 'gold, the currency' rate being about
Thursday, June 30.-r-Gold fluctuated from
250 to 255.
Five-twenties closed at• 1011,, a decline of
; United States 6's, 1881, are
103 ; seven thirties nt 107.
'EDITOR P.moT :=ln looking over the files
_The Franklin Ledger," . published in this
place, in 1857, the following artieleappears
in its columns, which I think might be read by
many with considerable interest at the present
"'PerMit me tlirough your columns, to offer
a few . . thoughts of
,a plain man. My remarks
will be cgnfined to professing ehristiansgeneral
ly, iri relatiOn to the extravz%auce of dress.—
PA.. JULY :7), .1...k(i4
When we look abroad over the church, and
make our observations, we must all admit chat
a great majority of Cod's professing people,
have greatly departed from the precept given
by Paul to Timothy, and more especially the
female portion. We read in Ist Timothy, 2d
chapter, 9 and 10 verses, the following words :
"'ln like manner also, that women adorn
themselves in modest apparel, with shame
faccdness and sobriety, not with broidered hair,
or gold, or pearls, or costly array, but which
becometh women professing godliness with
good works.' We understand here, that the
Apostle enjoined, in the most decided manner,
that women should adorn themselves with mod
est apparel, suited to their station in life, and
becoming that bashfulness arid sobriety of man
ners, which would be expected from them.—
Not copying the vain fashion, of those women,
whose attire was intended to render their per
son attractive to beholders, and-was at-mice an
indication of the levity of their oWn' :frauds,
suited to excite the Paisions of otlers: lle
required, therefore, that they should not adorn
themselves with broidered hair, gold, pearls, or
expensive garments. The exortation
that whatever garments they wore, they must
consider " God's works" as their peculiar orna
ment, as it became women professing godliness.
Yet, it, doubtless, was meant as a general rule,
that the chtistian.women should refuse confor
mity to foolish fashions of a vain world, in this
respect; that they should choose to be more
plain and simple in their attire, than others of
their rank; that they should not waste time,
Or run in needless expense, in these empty dec
orations, ink employ their time and money in
adorning themselves with good works; and
that decency, modesty and sobriety, should be
consulted in their garments and appearance,
rather than elegance and fashion.
"This is believed to be an honest exposition
of the passage before . us. The question arises
—Do professing christians live up to the pre.
cept here given? We answer, no! but, that
they indulge in those sinful extravagances ;
which are not justified by any degree of pecu
niary ability, which are altogether beyond the
moderation of good taste, and which are unfit
for any condition, viewed in the light of the
gospel and judged of by our christian princi
ples. It will be found that even "women pro
fessing godliness have , much to answer for in
this matter, before God, for themselves, and
for the injurious influence 'of their bad ex
"It the amount of money that is spent annual
ly, by professing chtistians, for 'jewelry to de
corate the body, which:is no more- necessar,y
to their well being'upon christian principles,
than the , dirt that Cleaves on their feet, were
given for the spread of the glorious gospel of
the son of God, ,the„ory would.soon ascend,
the kingdom of- this-world• would become the
kingdom of out Lord and his Christ, and God
would be worshipped, from the rivers to the
ends of the ca t rth. Much better would it, be
for them if they would give heed. But, put
ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no pro
visions for the flesh -to fulfil the lust thereof.
He dint. soweth to his flesh, must of, the flesh
•' 0, foolish galatians, having begun in the
spirit, arc you now made perfect in the flesh.
" By way of conclusion, we niay ask' why it
is our ministers say so little upon this subject,
in the way of admonishing the people; they
certainly cannot give us a reason, that there is
no neeessity,for so doing. We think that if
ever their was a period in the history of the
world; that 'ministers should raise their voices
against pride and the unnecessary decoration
of the body, .it is at the present day. They
may escuselhemselves by saying, that it is an
unpopular subject, and that it would be calcu
lated to g'pe offence to some, and cause un
pleasant feelings among the members, or per
haps it may.bc their own families are permitted
to indulge in their empty decorations,,pot be
.coming these professing godliness, and, there
fore, could not with any degree of consistency,
condetim others of what they are guilty of
themselves.— Be this, as it may, we leave it
with their consciences, and with that God with
whom we all have to do. Wo, is me, if .1 fail
to declare the whole council of God. '
"I close this communication by indulging
.the- , hope, that some one who is better qualified
to do the subject justice than myself, may take
it up, as I ani but a lugger of wood, and a draw
er of water. I therefore, subscribe myself a
,T.l;olSoidiom' Monument at Ge.qoburg.
The committee appointed to select a design
for the i3oldierie niontithent at GettysbnrgLhave
chosen one by James G. Batteson of Hartferd,,
and' have ' awarded ` Shim the first prethium of
$250. The monument will be of white gran
ite, resting on a-pedestal of the same material.
From the,pedestal; will spring fourbuttresses,
which wilLsupport an equal Pulliberof, statues,
representing respectively war, history, peace
and Plenty.' The,crowning Statue of the whole;
Will be dtollogal bronze figure Cif' the 'Geniis:
of Liberty, which will be fifteen 'feet, high.--
The entire height of the monument will be. 50,
feet and its cost 650,000,,but headstones and'
'othcr-Abingswiji run the bill to about $120,-
PASSING EVENTS, 6!
Issued Early.—Tar. PILOT I is ; ,
earlier than usual, so that, like other p eople.
may obeerye tho 4th.
At Home.—HEHRT SHORTS, of e.nopany
55th Pa., who was wounded at Coal Harbor, ie zn ;
at home on furlough.
In Carver Hospital.—Wx. SNODIR, of cool.
pany G, 55th Pa.. wounded near Richmond, is i t
Carver Hospital, Washington, D. C.
At the Fair.—A. good many of our
tended the Philadelphia Fair, and were bigilly
pleased of course.
SOble HENRY MARTIN has sold a half lot of
ground on West Baltlroore street for $125. p
chaser, Mr. Wont.sr.
Sowsio - w despicable person, with a eon' at smell
its-a ":grain of mustard seed," stole the inesli a
cover off the Band:Wagon.
Twit Post Office will open only on the 4th of July
from 6 to 9 o'clock in the morning, and from 6 to
8 o'clock in the evening.
fr you , Want job work done, neatly and cheaply
or if your want to subscribe for a good paper, ettai
at once to THE PILOT, office.
Read. Farmers, remember that loess
Ruopiware.selling Grain and Hay Forks, Scythe,
Snathes, and harvesting tools of all kinds. %nun
Sho:4ols and Forks, Rakes and Hoes, at old prim.
Call and see.
Ws had occasion to drop into Mr. SAMUEL net;
TIITTER'S on evening last week, where we were
treated to some delicious lee cream—for which he
will please accept our thanks. Lovers of ice Clll3lll
should at bin saloon, on'West Baltimore street.
Places of Business Closed.—All the prin
cipal places of business will be closed on the %of
July, (Monday,) so that all hands way be able in
enjoy the. anniversary of our. National Inderketd.
See what ye shall See.—Persons who want
good and•' reliable " time pieces" should call and
examine Mr. W. M , Citonv's stock of Clocks, which
is untumally,large. lie has Watch Chaise, of the
very latest styles, gold, silver and steel Spectacle!,
and Jewelry, of all descriptions.
Killed.—Lient. LOT, (of the Atlanta county
company,) of the 21st. Pa. Cavalry, who our citizent
will remember having charge of the last body of
soldiers at Moss Spring, died from wooed. recalled
at the Coal Harbor tight. lie was a gentleman and
a soldier. May he rest in , peace.
Signal Cori:m-4 portion of the Signal Corps
_belonging the Department of the Susqlehants,
passed - through this place on Monday last, ender
commend of Lieut. G. W. Histesor. Another por-
tion of the - Corpe not yet mounted, passed through
in the pars on the same day. It is said they go to
Maryland Heights, near hirper's Ferry.
Soma of , our farmers have already commence&
cutting= their wheat.. This will be a better crop
than iiippfeed sometime since. Hands are not
plenty.; yet with theel,aid of the patent reapers, we
presume the.crops will be cut off in about the usu.
al time. More agrietilteiral implements of ill de
scriptions have been sold here this summer than in
any two seasons heretofore.
Demorest's Illustrated News.—Thin 18 8
weekly journal, and edited by the leader of fast
fond in the United States—MMS. DOMOINST. Erery
young lady ought to take it. Aside from the lash•
ion department, it abounds in excellent, reading
matter; articles 0n ,. e1l the questions of the day,
novelettes, poetry, criticism on home and, foreign
literature. It is in fact, a good family paper• It
costs $4 per annum or $2 for eix'montlis, Addrsto
W. JIINNIN . GII BastOrtner, 39 Beekman street, :f• I.
Courts of Franklin County, Pa., for
1864.—Commos Pies: 3d Monday, January 1 8 .
2nd ditto, April 11, 2nd ditto, August 8, last ditto ,
ORPHANS': 2nd Tuesday, March 8, Ist dit(o,
June 7, Ist ditto, October 4th.
All causes for,trial must be put on the Trill Lid
four weeks previous to the brat day of the term.
All accounts in the Common Pleas must be filled
twenty-one days before the first, day of the tertn•
All, a accounts in the Orphans' Court mot be
Ailed thirty days before the first day of the term.
A Curious Fight.—A fight took place
Sacramento the other- • day between a rattleenek e
with nine rattles and a couple of rats. The Rake
was encased in a . box with a thick glass lid. A
single large rat was, caught and thrown in to it.—
They fought furiously
for eight minutes, the snake
having i'tPrelr.the rat frequently, and the rat har .
ing nver'ety bitten the snake in the back and neck.
At the end of eight minutes the rat fell over dead.
Anottitii rat was put in, when, according to the Olio ,
" • a° Agit!, ensued which lasted several minutes when
the contending parties seemed to suspend hostilities.
The cage Weis subsequently removed to Johnson' s
saloon, on Second street, near I street, where in the
afrarnion the fight was -renewed and lasted twenty.
'fivelninutes. Both the-rat and the snake were 5 1-
hausted;liat each remained alive itithe cage until
yesterday afternoon, renewing the contest occasion'
ally. The rat was then taken out and killed. It
appears evident from this experimbrdthat the virus
of the * snake was, &twat:, 4panded in the assault s
on the firat rat., and after a few strokes at an an
gonist, time for recuperation is necessary before the
bite of, the.rattionake is greatly.to be dreaded. "--
' Casualties.—ln this summers campaign, the
casualties in, the army has fallen more heavily li
on the eople r
of , this communal than.at any othe r
period-ddring the progress or. this-war. SW arl
brot,lits built been stricken dawn in every engag'-
cnt: Those wh
o have friends in the army are
ways anxious to see the list of killed. We b
alreadi.putliehed lists solki as could be obtaine d
u 1301 1.. god authority. 'We add the following nature