Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, September 9, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated September 9, 1864 Page 1
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is rußLisnri) EVERY FRIDAY MORNING BY B. F. MEYERS, A' the following terms, to wit: $2 00 per annum, if paid strictly in advance. $2 50 if paid within 6 months; $3.00 if not paid subscription taken lor less than six months ttF'No paper discontinued until all airearages are paid, unless at the option of the publishei. It has beem decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without the payment of arrearages, is prima. facie evidence of fraud and as a criminal offence. [E?"The courts have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, if they take them from the post office, whether they subscribe for them, or not. Business (farbs. JOSEPH W. TATE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Wfl promptly attend to collections and all busi ness entrusted to his care, in Bedford and adjoining counties. Cash cdvanced on judgments, notes, military and other claims. Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, and St. Jo seph's, on Bedford Railroad. Farmsand unimproved land, from one acre to 150 acres to suit purchasers. Office near'/ opposite the "Alengel Hotel" and Bank of Reed & Scbel). A pri! 1, 3564—1 y J. e7 dttrborrow, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Office one door South of the "Me>gel House." Will attrnd piomptly to all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Having also been regularly licensed to prosecute claims against the Government, particular attention will be given to the collection of Military claims ol all kinds; pensions, back pay, bounty .bounty loans, Ac. April 1, 1864. 7:si'v M ALSTPT ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to bis care in Bedford and adjoining coun ties. Military claims, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann & Spang, on Juliana street, two doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, '64. U . II . AKERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bedford, Pa. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Military claims speedily collected. (U'-Office on Julianna street, opposite the Bank, one door north of John Palmer's office. Bedtord, September 11, 1863. F. M. KIMMKLI.. I. W. LINGENFELTKR KIMMELL & LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA- C3*"Have tormed a partnership in the practice of the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South of fhe "Mengel House." Or. H. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to collections and all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining coanties. on Juliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence ol Mrs. Tate. May 13, 1864. JO HN PTR E ED, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Respectfully tenders his services to the. Public. BST'Office second door North of the Mengel Rolise. Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. promptly attend to all business entrus ted to his care. Office on Street, (near ly opposite the Mengel House.) Bedford, Aug. 1, 1861. A. 11. COFFROTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Somerset, Pa. Will hereafter practice regularly in the several Courts of Bedford county. Business entrusted to his care will be faithfully attended to. December 6, 1861. F. C. DOYLE, M. D. T Tsmlers his professional services to the citizens of Bloody Ran and vicinity. Office next door to the hotel of John C. Black. [June 10, 1864. -J. LI. MARBOURCT, M. D. .Having permanently located, respectfully tenders his professional services to the citizens of Bedford am! vicinity. Office on West Pitt street, south side, nearly op po?ite the Union Hotel. Beuiord, February 12, 1864. F. M MARBOURG, M, D„ SCHELLSBURG. PA, Tenders his professional services to the people of that place and vicinity. Office immediately oppo eite the store of John E. Colvin, in the room for merly occupied by J. Henry Schell. July 1, 18'Gl. P. H. PEN4SYL, M. D. KAY'S HILL, BEDFORD CO., PA- Having located at the above place tenders hiapro iessional services to the community. August 19, 1564. :f DAVID DEFIBAGUH, GUNSMITH, BEDFORD, PA., Workshop same as formerly occupied by John Border, deceased. Rules and other guns made to or der, in the be sty le and on reasonable terms. Spe cial attention will be given to the repairing of fire arms. July 1, 1864—1y. SAM IK L KE ITER ,11 AI, BEDFORD, PA., 07-Would hereby notify the citizens ofydedford county, that he has moved ro the Borough or Bed ford, where he may at all times be found by persons wishing to see him, unless absent upon business pertaining to his office. Bedford, Aug. 1,1861. JACOB REED, J.J. SCHELL, REED AND SCHELL, BANKERS & DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD, PENN'A. tt7"DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. J. ALSIP & SON, Auctioneers & Commission Merchants, BEDFORD, PA., Respectfully solicit coßsigureents of Boots and Shoes, Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, and all kinds of Merchandise for AUCTION and PRIVATE Sale, REFERENCES. PHILADE LP H RA BEDFORD, Philip Ford & Co., Hon. Job Mann, Boyd & Hough, Hon. W. T. Daugherty Armor Young & Bros., B. F. Meyers. January 1, IS64—tt. SCOTT 8c STEWART, AUCTIONEERS Commission fllcirtymts Jayne's Marble Building, 616 Chestnut St., Sr 616 Jayne St. PHILADELPHIA. J -NO. Fl. GiLLFTTE. B. SCOTT. JR. A P- IT, ly. VOLI.TIE GO. NEW SERIES. Select floetrn. Hurrah for the Man we Love. , AIR.— " Vive IVAmour." Come all ye true patriots and join in tdis song. Hurrth for the man we love. McCleilan's our leader—he's gallant and strong ; Hurrah for the man we Save. Cm Res— He'll win the race—to the White House he'll go, Whether Lincoln and Chase ere wil ing or no. Hurrah for the man, hurrah for the mac, hurrah for the man we love. On Mexican plains he won a good name ; Hurrah for the man we love. General Scott spoke his praiaes, and we'd do the same ; Hurrah for the man we love. CHORUS.—He'II win the race—to the White House he'll go, Whether Stanton and Hilleck are vi ling or no. Hurrah lor the man, hurra", fo. :he man, hurrah fur the man we love. Uncle Sam sent him out to the blondy Crimea, Hurrah lor the man weicve, Which established,his tame as ag. at engineer, Hurrah for the man we love. CHORUS —He'II win the racs, to tho White House he'll go. Whether Beecher or Greeley are willing or no. Hurrah for the man, hurrah for the man, hurrah for the man we love. When secessionists tried the Union to sever Up rose the man we love ; Little Mac drew his sword andboi lly said "NITER" Hurrah for the man we love. CHORUS. —He'II win the race, to tl- White House he Ml go, i Whether plundering ar=> wiih. „or no, ' Hurrah for the man, 1 sirrah . r the man, ; f ur the man v t love. • ••••• ! Then flock 'round his bannv in zealous array, And hasten your footsreps ro greet h < i I Determined in earnest, from this very dav. In the President's chair to seat him, | CHORUS. —W I'h MCURELLAN for President -UP I WITH THE FLAG ! The rebellion will end—a ray vim its rag. i Three cheers for the man, three cheers for the ; three cheers for the man we love. H rr! HIP! HIP! ! McCLELLAN AND PENDLE -ON, j j. l ire Democracy have chosen their ' The Chicago Convention has concluded its la- i bors. GEORGE I>. McCt.KTI.A- and GEORGE 11. PENDLETON are to lead us in tc .great battle we : are fighting for-ou; liberties. With a unanimity i echoing the sentiment ot the great Democratic | party, the Convention adopted its platform and ! indicated its choice; and shout and salvo, spread ing over the land, as quickly as the telegraj h could give the signal, announced the approva |of the people. Never, we are sure, . ere nom | inalions made with more earnestness of feeling; j 1 never with a more heartfelt endorsement from a nation which has suilerej such great wrongs, _ - - ° ® ! MCCLELLAN and PENDLETON* —the patriot sol dier and the distinguished civilian—(Miristian gentlemen botli—are to lead the Democratic party. In the words of Horatio Sevmou., each of thera "loves the Union, desires peace, and will uph Id constitutional freedom." The... wish the war ended and the Union restored, ana wiil make no previous conditions necessary before receiving propositions for a restoration of the Union and the termination of bloodshed and civil strife. They wish the laws maintained; the press protected; the citizen to be free from oppression. They love the States and will pro tect theru; and though they will be at the head of the General Government which, with God's blessing, will rule us after the Fourth of March next, both McClellan and Pendleton wiil resist with jealous care every encroachment by that General Government upon the rights of sover eign States. When Abraham J. ncoln'wished to wage war with barbarity, it was MCCLELLAN ;:t Harrison's Landing, who rebuked him. Wli n lie wished to hear a negro song amid the dead and dying of a bloody field, it was MCCLELLAN who made his cheeks tingle with shame. What Stanton, v,ut of envy and spite, had almost ruined the army, it was MCCLELLAN* who, in wo' ds which .stung the ruffian's very soul, told him of i* ; and made his efforts powerless. If it be the wish of Him, who controls all our actions, MCCLELLAN and PENDLETON* will re store peace to a distracted land, and give the world back again that glorious Union which was once its greatest pride. We need say no more. The Convention has ended its labors—those of the people have just begun. We must fight with an earnestness such as never animated us before. We tire a• ■ -spot's slaves, and have freedom to win. Th usands of office-holders are at that tie pot's back to do his bidding. Millions of money fill his ooffers, rls has the arm) and the navy. He has etc - thing that power could wish, but the love oi the people. Against ali we must contend; all must be overcome; and if taxes, conscrip tions, bloodshed, war, hecatombs of slain, the shrieks of wounded, the orphan's wail, the wid ow's tear, the curse of an outraged G d whicn, for Lincoln's sins, has blighted ur happiness, cannot animate this nation to a mighty etlort 'o overthrow the tyrant, then are our weak words powerless.— Aye. sooner docs the good anpt 1 o r man abandon him than the devil 'tikes posss. -?i> \ case in point is just developed in " fact :l . the he-she's nnd she-he's of too Chicago Frce love Spiritualists convention have endc"3ed by resolution the administration of Abraham Lin coln. All the good having abandoned the l£ail splitter, it is but proper that all tlie ''black spirits nnd red—blue Spirits ii. ' grey," ri • unite to raak up the ho.; illc heW roth c tk ■ shoddy party. BEDFORD, PA.,FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBERS, 1864. OUR PLATFORM: Tlie Union—The Constitution—Peace— PubLc Liberty—Private Rights—Free Elections—A Free Press—Free Speech —Trial by Jury—The Right of Asy lum—Justice to our Soldiers. J. 'so/ved, ihat in the future, as in the past, e will adhere with unswerving iidelity to the 1 nion cider the Constitution as the only solid ; i iundation ot our strength, security, aud hap piness as a people, and as a framework of gov | eminent ecpially conducive to the welfare and ; prosperity of all the .States, both Northern and Southern. liesowed, I nat this Convention docs explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretense of a military necessity or war | power higher than the Constitution, the Consti tution it>-elf has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trod ■ .it i down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty , and the public welfare demand that im mediate eflorts be made for a cessation of hos tilities with a view to an ultimate Convention of ali the States, or other peaceable means, to the end that, at the earliest practicable moment, peace u.;.y be restored on the basis of the Fed ral t nice of the .States. Resolved, Ihat the direct interference of the , ilitary authority of the United States in the . • t elections held in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and Delaware, was a shameful viola tion of the Constitution, and a repetition of such acts in the approaching election will be held j as revolutionary, and resisted with all the means ana : ower under our control. 1 Jit h-ed,, T 'hat the aim and object of theDetn ocrr. patty is to preserve the Federal Union and . so lights of the States unimpaired; and . y hereby declare that they consider the ad . rstrati\e usurpation of extraordinary and ou .. -ous power- not granted by the Constitu te* the subversive; ef the civil by military law ia Suites not in insurrection, tlie arbitrary mil ita' v arrest, imprisonment, trial, and sentence of American citizens in Suites, where civil law ex l in tuli force, the -suppression of freedom of s. eek, and of the press, the denial of the right of asylum, tlie open and avowed disregard of State rights, Reemployment of unusuaDest oaths, and the interference with and the denial of the right of the people to bear arms, as cal- to prevent a restoration of the Union ami t) ie r ,-petuation of a government deriving 1 its }im powers from fh® eonotut ur uicgu\emei?. That the shameful disregard of the ! Admmistit.ion to its duty in respect to our fel low citizens v< i 0 now and long have been pris oners ot war in ? suffering condition, deserves toe severest reprobation on the score alike of public and common htaj : ,nity. Jteaofved, 1 nat the sy a, pa thy of the Demo cratic party is heartily and earnestly extended 'o the soldi ry of our army who are, and have on, in tlie iield, under the flag of our coun tr ~ and in the event of our attaining posver, tin will receive all the care, protection, regard anu . Indness 11*.at the brave .soldiers of the lie public have so nobly earned. On this platform stand our candidates: FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: i .AJGR GENERAL CEO. mm MUELLIiI OF NEW JERSEY. FOR VICE PRESIDENT: GEORGE H. PENDLETON, OF OHIO. THE REAL ISSUE. There is nothing in which the perverse men rLic.ty of the Administration and its parasites is now so industriously occupied, as iu falsifying the issues before us, and misrepresenting the re lation which is borne to tiiern by the Democrat ic pa. -. In proclaiming themselves the advo cates of peece, the Democracy are charged with espousing tie cause of the Southern Confedera cy. liy denouncing the follies and crimes of the Administration, they are accused of array ing themselves against the Government of their couniiy, and giving aid and comfort to its ene mies. Iu appealing to the constitutional right and patriotic duty of the citizen to rebuke bad rulers and take from them the power they abuse, we are told that we are weakening the hands which we should strengthen, and aiming side h!ow- nt the cause which they uphold. Familiar as are the tricks and falsehoods of thiunpri . pled faction, which in one short term of its domination has dragged us to the brink of ana-ch) and rum, tin y are none ihe less dan gerous on that account. The people have been fed with lies, until they can scarcely recognize i! ' truth. Their passions have been stimulated by e.xry appliance of diabolical malignity, un til reason has tost half of its control and near ly ai' j vigilance. Every generous impulse has been so basely played upon—every pure and no ble purpo 1., s been so systematically and wick edly distorted—that the minds and hearts of men arc no longer in their normal rendition. — 'j l, e elements within us are at war, iike the ele ment- without, and a truce is as needful to save us from moral desolation, as from the chaos of hloodi btubarism towards which, as a nation, wt. .ii i rushing. Tf the Democratic party has not ririue ui d strength enough for the work, we are without hop;-. £. id there is a darkness over the futi which it : fearful to behold, and may bo ir uure fearful to penetrate The purposes in.- ns of the parly, therefore, should not be left subject to n," iuicrpreralion, or misrepresen tation- j ''t-j should be made as distinct and Sear as t!.. y are patriotic and elevated. No Freedom of Thought and Opinion. amusement has lieen caused in the city and vicinity of Detriot, by the circulation within the last few days of a prin ted ballot, of which the following is r copy: For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN. For Vice-President, ANDREW JOHNSON. I, , who deposit this ballot, hereby pledge myself, in case it shall be successful, to enlist in the army for three years, or during the war. (Signed,) —— Cal"A Minnesota paper learns that, from dif ferent parts of that State, the distress created among the families of conscript beggars descrip tion. One gentleman, who was appointed to deliver the notices to the "unfortunates," was so much overcome by the heart-rending scenes he wa3 compelled to witness among the wives and chiidren, after delivering two or three of the "death warrants," resigned his commission, saying he had "no taste for such business." fcfA little boy of Hartford was recently heard upon his "first going to church." In re ply to a question by his paternal parent as to what he did in church, he replied : "I went into a cupboard and took a seat on a shelf!" ; That boy will be a Presidential joker when he grows up —if lie is not cared for in time man should be able to misunderstand them, un less wilfully. Once for all, then, the great end and object of the Democratic party, in this struggle, is the vindication of the rights and liberties of our own people, and the re-establishment of repub lican institutions among ourselves, under a con stitutional government ana honest rulers. To this great consummation all other things tend, and everything else is merely tributary. The system ul government which oi# fathers gave us, had for its chiof, great end, the liberty of tho citizen. All the constitutional forms which it provided were but auxiliary to this. The In ion itself was devised but as a means of for tifying individual freedom, by building around it the bulwarks of national independence and power. The freedom and security, then, of the citizen, are what the Democratic party is now fighting for. Without law and Constitution, neither freedom nor security can exist, and the Democratic party, therefore, is fighting for Con stitution and law. The corrupt and bloody dy nasty which it is laboring to overturn, has tram pled down the laws and laughed the Constitu tion to scorn. The Democratic party, there fore,-is the sworn enemy of the profligate usur pers at. Washington, and, in the name of repub lican liberty, has summoned the people to cast j them out. lie question, then, in the canvass which is opening, is not merely between peace and war, but between military despotism and constitution al light. The Democratic party is the herald and champion ot peace—not because it sympa thises with rebellion, but because it is on the Bide of its own birthright. It is against the further prosecution of an iniquitous nud bloody war—not merely because it leans to humanity and cirilization; not merely because it sees, in the mad policy of State coercion, a violation of the spirit and faith of the compact and a wick ed futility aud crime; but because it feels and knows that a military organization which can crush the South, will be too strong for the free dom of the North. Ii has already felt the iron hand of military despotism. Its presses have becii silenced by armed force. Its best citizens have been dragged from dungeon to dungeon, or exiled trom home and country, for no crime but their opinions. Jhe ballot box has been fenced around by bayonets, aucl the right of suf frage has been made a soldier's mockery. State legislatures have been suppressed, and State rights turnd into jest. To combine and organ ize as a party, under the shield of the law and the guarantees of (he Constitution, is to "con spire jprotection, is to speech lias become "disloyalty"—free thought is "moral treason." Military commissions have superseded trial by jury, and military arrogance has set judicial process at defiance. The Pres ident's mere order has been made, by act of Congress, a flat l>ar to prosecution for every crime, and to all civil remedy for every outrage committed under it. There is no home sacred, 110 sex secure, no age respected, no right invio late. Aggressions multiply, every day, with in creasing insolence and aggravation. While the war lasts, they will go on multiplying, for the necessities of war are their sole pretext. Peace, then, is their only cure, and our only salvation. It is for this that tha Democracy covet peace, and will spare no honorable or uianly effort to secure it. They are not willing to become en slaved, themselves, in the vain and iniquitous attempt to compel "the abandonment of slave ry," elsewhere. They will not consent that the rod hand of conscription shall be on their throat, under pretense of throttling the rebels. They will not surrender their own liberties for the unholy purpose of subjugating or exterminating a peojile, but yesterday their brethren. These, then, are the issues. To the South, the Administration proposes that its j>eople shall live with us on our terms, or die. To the peo ple of the North, it declares that they shall a bandon their own freedom, to trample the South into submission or annihilation. The Demo cratic party will submit to neither alternative. It wiil be neither savage nor serf. Its policy towards the South will be guided by justice and humanity, and will be developed in due time; but its present concern is the salvation of the North. Its present battle is one of self preser vation. Peace and war, slavery and emanci pation, victories and defeats, all matters of pol icy and detail, it holds as nothing, besiue the great fundamental and absorbing question of public and private liberty. There it has taken its stand, and around it, if there be manhood and virtue left in the people, virtue and man hood will rally unto victory.— Aye. WHOLE iWIBER, 1064 Honor to Whom Honor is Due. Ia a recent number of the Democrat, it was stated that the drafted men of this county were indebted to Hon. A. H. Coffroth for the favor of not being compelled to travel one hundred utiles across the mountains to Cbautbersburg, as was the case last fall. To this a little paper called "The Old Flag," published at Chambers burg, by one Alexander King M'Clure of legis lative corruption notoriety makes this raoat silly and absurd reply.— "General Golfroth had just about as much to do with the change, allowing drafted men to re port in their respective counties, as the man in the moon. It was first urged in the columns of the Repository, and subsequently ordered by the Secretary of War, in compliance with a dis patch sent him by the chief editor of this paper. Iho enrollment does not apply to this draft, and the amendment proposed by Mr. Colfroth is not yet in force." Ihe facts are these : On of the first acts of I Mr. CofTroth on taking his seat in Congress syis i to introduce the following rcsolution:-*- ! '"Resolved, lhat the Military Committee be directed immediately to inquire into the expedi ency of amending the act entitled, "An Act for enrolling and calling out the National forces and for other purposes, approved March 3d, 1863," to compel the l'rovost Marshals of the differ ent Congressional districts to hold their exami nations for physical disability, or any other cause of exemption, in the county town of each coun ty, in their respective Congressional districts." Referring to this resolution, the Herald j- If huj of Jan. 6th said : "Won. A. H. Coffroth has given notice of a proposed amendment to the conscription act re quiring boards of enrollment to hold their ex aminations and hear applications for exemption in the different county towns of each district. This amendment would be eminently just and proper, and we trust tlie Honorable gentleman may succeed in having it engrafted in the bill." The resolu'.ion quoted above and to which Jhe Herald referred was passed. When the a mended act for enrolling and calling out the na tional forces was under consideration, Mr. Cof froth offered the substance of the resolution as an amendment. The following extracts from the Congression al l'roeeedings will fully explain how and to whom belongs the credit of the change in sit tings of the board of enrollment. The Con scription bill being under consideration, Mr. Cof fioth moved to amend the section by adding the following:— enrolled or drafted men are required to noia their examinations within each county in their respective enrollment districts. Mr. A. Meyers. I suggest to the gentleman that he insert after the words "county" the words "at the county sear, where practicable." Mr. Coffroth. I accept the modification.— I desire to say a single word in favor of the a mendment. Under the first draft the provost marshal of the sixteenth district of Pennsylva nia held his examinations where he resided: and I suppose that was the case in almost every district. In the district 1 represent, the exam ination was held at Chambersburg. In Somer set county six hundred and eight persons were drafted, and many of these men had one hund red and twenty-five miles to travel to reach the place of examination. We had no railroad leading through the county to the place where the men were required to report. —They had to travel that distance in October over the bad roads which then existed on the mountains, and the expense to the government amounted on an average to seven or eight dollars to the man. The expense of that single county in the district was over five thousand dollars. If the amend ment is adopted, the expense of holding the ex aminations in the different counties will not be more than one tenth what it is by compelling the men to report at the place where the exam inations are now held by the provost marshal. Mr. Grinncll. I ask the gentleman from Penn sylvania to accept this modification, "in all coun ties where there are not less than five thousand inhabitants." Mr. Coffroth. Certainly, I will accept that modification. Now, sir, as a general thing in Pennsylvania outside of the cities, drafted men have to undergo the hardship, fatigue, and ex pense of traveling long distances, sometimes from seventy-five to eighty miles, to appear be fore the board of enrollment. My own district is about two hundred miles in length, running west nearly to the Monongahola river, and down to the State of Maryland, at Carroll county. Some of the drafted men of my district have to cross fivo or six mountains in order to reach Chambersburg whereas if the examinations had been held in the county towns it would have sa ved money to the Government. I claim this out of justice to the people. We arc legislating here not to impose greater bur dens than are absolutely necessary upon the mas ses of the people. We are here to make the burdens as light as possible upon their shoulders. This we eau do by the adoption of the amend ment which 1 have offered. At the same time it will effect a saving of expense to the Gov ernment. — As a matter of justice,therefore, I ask the other side of the House to consider this amendment and to adopt it," Mr. Coffroth accepted various modifications offered by different members and the amendment was passed. In the face of these facts, Alexandria King M'Clure is foolish enough to state that the Sec retary of War, in compliance with a dispatch sent by Alex King AfClurc made the change. The ridiculous part of th? business, is that Mr. Stevens in the debate on the subject said," The great difficulty before teas that the Secretary of War considered he was not authorized to order the boards to meet in each county ." I low then could ho have complied with Mr. M'Clure's re ouest, if any had ever been made, (about which ire extremely doubtful.) If ii was made it Rates of One Square, three weeks or tear . .Si 9* One Square, each additional insertion leas tnau three months • • . # . # |<w_ 3 MONTHS,6 MONTHS. 1 IRA* ■ r * square • . ... $3 60 >4 75 ~8 00 I Three , *" res 500 700 10 no Column 6 50 900 15 00 One Column It 00 20 00 35 00 20 00 35 00 85 00 uitors' notices rMS<£ xoi °" A| ?l more than a square and le.?? dcr " J 2 - 00 ,f $1.25, if but one head is adv\ n2O > ,D "i every additional head. ' ' cents for The spaceoccupied by ten line* or type countsone square. All fractions "> * , Qljare under five lines will be measured as a hall *q u , re and all over five lines as a lull square. Alllfg| advertisements will be charged to the person band ing them in. VOL. 8, NO. 6. was after the bill had already been amended by Mr. Coffroth. l'ublic attention to one thing, however would have been sufficient to show the unfairness and told falsely of A. K. M'Clure's statement. It is not an easy matter to tell a lie well, so well as to completely doceiveln. trying to make a false - | hood appear true beyond all question, most peo ple over shoot tire mark, and betray the utter un truthfulness of the whole story. The suprising tiling in this connection is that the wily, and astute M'Clure, who lias had so uiuch practice and experience in that sort of thing, should not tell a lie more plausibly. YVe had learned so much of Alex. M'Clure'g political shrewdness (perhaps rascality is the better word) as to he amazed at the last sentence of his article. It is not the first time braying has betrayed the ass. Hear this profound sen tence : li The new enrollment dots not apply to this draft and the amendment, proposed by Mr. Cof froth is not yet in farce." of the men over thirty-fire who were recently drafted, have doubtless found out that the new enrollment did apply to this draft.— The two recent drafts were made under the a mended act approved February 24th, 1864. It was to tiiat act Mr. CofTroth's amendment was passed'and approved. Mr. M'Clure says, "the 1 amendment proposed by Mr. Coffroth is not in force." He thereby acknowledges that Mr. Coffroth did have an amendment of the kind passed, and the most you could make out of his statement is that it applies only to the draft of September. What an ignoramus M'Clure makes of him self. It is inexcusable ignorance for an editor not to know all about a matter of such general interest as the conscription bill. Mr. Coffroth's amendment was one of those passed and approv ed by the President in February and not one of the July amendments. It applied to all drafts since February. If it did not, then the drafting of the second class was illegal, for the consolidation of the two classes was passed with Mr. CotTroik's amendment. We submit, such blundering illy becomes a man aspiring to edit a paper—who claim? to be the leading politician in the State, and whose friends boast that he owns Andy Curtin. From the way he writes one would conclude (notwith standing no sale of administration slaves has been made public,) that he owns the Secretary of War:—for although the Secretary says he is not authorized to order the boards to sit in each county yet immediately on bis, A lex. Kimj AlcClure's solicitation, the secretary issues tlio orders.— wiCVy-W-* lfl i nA llhn*..*i iKo Qr./>. monthly rebel raids into the border counties ? Tho motives un lot-lying this wh -vlps do falsify ing is doubtless this—Mr. McClure knows that Mr. Coffruth has been taking care of the inter ests of his constituents, and that the people ap preciate him for it. By Mr. Coff roth's amend ment the country was saved a useless expense and our citi/ens much trouble and inconve- nience. The people ought and will reward Mr. Coffroth for Ins faithfulness. His uniform at tention to the interests and welfare of the peo ple of his district makes him a strong candi date. This strength, his enemies want neutra- lized, and to do so, Alex. M'Clure sacrifices the little personal honor and personal honesty ho yet possessed, and invents the most puerile false hood. Not being troubled with modesty he e ven takes upon himself the honor of doing all that Mr. Coffroth has done for his constituents. Can any honorable man be deceived by such littleness. —Mr. McClure, it seems has not yet learned "that corruption wins wot more than honesty," perhaps he does not want to learn it; for if half is true that is said of him, corrup tion has done before him, what honesty never could—made him a very rich man in an incred ible short time. The facts arc simple and none but a fool could be in doubt as to whom the honor of effecting the change in the sittings of the board is due. Mr. Coffroth introduced the resolution asking* for an amendment. He afterwards introduced the amendment itself. It was passed and approved by the President on the 24th of Feb. 18d4. A draft was made under the amended bill of the 24th of Feb. and in accordance with the law of Congress, pro posed by Mr. Coffroth, the boardu met in each county and saved the people much inconve nience He who is so miserably mean' apoliti cal opponent fur what bo is justly entitled to is only held in comtempt by the honest men of this county, and as Mr. McCluro's paper is very little circulated here, the sooner he learn 3 this fact the better for him. Even you Alex. Mc- Clure, shrewd and cunning as you doubtless aro can not make the citizens of this county believe that black is white.— Somerset Democrat. telegraphs that "the taking of Kichmond is only a matter of tune." It looks like one of eternity. &yA Republican exchange still defies public opinion, and exclaims: "Allhail, Lincoln!" The storm that is gathering over his head will he pretty near all hail. C3"A Republican paper says—"lt is roughly calculated that within the next year there will be three more drafts."—We should say that was rough. fjrllow to raise an army— Lincoln placo a rille in the hands of each of his six hundred thousand olfico holders, and order them to the front. Most of them have had much expe rience rifling, and all of tbeni know how to charge. CyTiie secret of the high prices of the necea saries of life, is partially explained in the fol lowing little dialoguo : "John, mark the goods up, gold is higher." "How much shall I mark ?' "Well, 15 per cent.; gold went up ten yes terday, and it may go np o more to-iaarrow. It is hot to safe."

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