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The Daily Gazette, City of Janesville. ;Tuesday Evening, Aug. Z7, 1SO1. Official Paper of the City. Forever float thai standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us f With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'erus! Republican Slate Convention. A Republican State Convention will be held at the Capital, in the city of Madison, at 12 o'clock M, on WEDNESDAY, the 2o!h day of September ncit,forthc purpose of nominating can \\'. - res for state officers. Each assembly dt*tric:. ......k'r the new apportionment, will be entitled to two delegates in the convention. The committee recommend that the primary meetings for the selection of delegates be^ield on or before the 14th day at September, and that the district committees issue early calls for such meetings, that the people may be thoroughly notified, and choose delegates who fairly reflect their wishes. 1IOHACE RUBLES, Chairman State Kepublkan Central Com. p'--t 12.1S61. County Fair. The committee of citizens wlio have this fair in charge are actively engaged in making the preparations for it. This committee was appointed at a meeting of the citi zens of the county, and it is composed of men whose interest in the agriculture of the county will prompt them to every effort to Miake the fair successful, and whose pecuniary responsibility and well known char, acter are full guarantees for the redemption of the pledge to promptly pay all the premiums awarded. We hope the people of Eock county will take hold uf this matter energetically. The state fair has been postponed, and surely a hearty co-cp'-ration in the coupty fair will be a relief from the absorbing interest and anxiety inspired by the-pending war. These fairs heretofore have been emphatically the peoples' gathering. Neighbors and friends have met for a holiday relaxation, and aside from the immediate benefits of an'anaual exhibition of the products and industry cf the county, the social intercourse always-characterising them has been a compensation for the labor and expense attending them. Let then the people of Eock county come together again as in the olden time, and while no duty to an imperiled country is neglected, devote a little time to home interests aud home enjoyment. TEAITORS AT CHICAGO.—On Thursday evening the mayor of Chicago addressed a communication to the common council notifying them that there were sympathisers with the rebels in that city, and spies who were giving information to the enemy, and proposing the passage of an ordinance concerning disloyal citizens. One was immediately adopted making it the duty of the Union Defense Committee to request all persons to leave the city who refuse to take an oath of allegiance to the government; upon refusal the committee is to publish the names of such persons in the daily papers, and report them to the council. Only two councilmen voted against it. The place to begin with in this business was with those two aldermen. GOOD, IF TKUE.—The Madison Patriot of last evening says :—"The chief rumor about the capitol to-day is that Col. O'Connor of the 2d regiment, has resigned, and Lieut. Col. Harris, late of the 1st, is appointed Colonel. [ Colonel Harris makes the third officer who has been commissioned commander of the 2d, and as he is one of the best qualified officers in the service, we think his appointment will hold, to the detriment of the enemy and the satisfaction of his brave men." We trust this rumor is true. Such a change would be a hopeful indication of an improvement that we fear is greatly needed iu the 2d regiment. STATE ITEMS.—The republicans of Wan- kesha have nominated John Hodgson, of Pewaukee, for senator, to fill the vacancy from that district. Morgan L. Martin, of Green Bay, has been appointed additional paymaster in the United States army. A. E. Bushnell has filed his resignation as district attorney of Grant county, and Joseph T. Mills has been appointed his sue cessor. The Walworth County Badgers, Capt. F. G. Harrington, report 60 men ready, and have been ordered to camp Sept. 1. J. W. Jefferson, who has been for some years the popular proprietor of the Ameri can House, Madison, has received the appointment of Major of the 8th regiment. The Dodge Co. Volunteers, Juneau, report 85 men, and are authorized to go to quarters after Sept. 1st. Hon. Luther Hanchett is in Madison. WESTERS TROOPS.—D-. Lewis, the sur geon of the 2d regiment, who has just re turned from Richmond, where he was for sometime a prisoner after the battle of Bui Eun, says the rebels declare they can whip the troops from the eastern states with ease but tlie\ think the north-western men are rough custo-.ers to encounter. They com plain that the western regiments took aim and that their fire was deadly in the ex treme. The proportion of killed to th( number hit by bullets was much greatei among the rebels than on our side. GOOD ADVICE.—The entire Catholic cler gy of Chicago, by concerted action, havi advised all unemployed men in their con gregations to enlist in General Fremont' jirmy. A Friend to America in .England* THE XOKDOK DAILY NEWS REBTJKES THE MA- LIGN1TT OP THE LONDON TIMES. The London Daily News of the 6th inst., peaks the best voice of England upon the isaster of ths Union at Stone Bridge in neb fraternal fashion, that we quite forgot lere has been any past jealousy in our mutual expressions—any malignity of Eu- opean journals which hate the republic >r freedom's sake—any London Times, 'he News says: During the agony of our Indian rebel- on, when the fate of an empire trembled n the balance, and the proud heart of Eng- and trembled with anguish, the sympathy f Europe, in the presence of a calamity in which the whole of Christendom seemed to artake, was all but universally expressed, undent enmities, foreign jealousies, held heir peace for awhile, and " natural enemies" vied with the nearest and dearest riends in generous grief and hope. Among oes and aliens,.if a tone of sneering pity f of contemptuous regret jarred upon the lublic ear, it was instantly covered with hame and reprobation by nobler voices. Over the narrow seas a gallant people matched our varying fortunes with that fra- ernal interest which brave men feel in the ctions of the brave; faint and few, indeed, rere the mutterings of unmanly and ma- ignant exultation at the tragic vicissitudes if a mortal struggle which history shudders o recall. But among our kinsmen beyond the At- antic it was not mere interest that was felt or England at that terrible moment, or ommon human sympathy; it is but the imple truth to say, that the heroes and the ictims of Lncknow and Cawnpoor were ;onored and lamented by the people of the Jnited States, and the trials and exploits f English courage and endurance treasur- d up as the immortal part of an invisible nheritance of blood, language and renown. Lnd yet there were voices of hate, envy ,nd savage joy to break the resolute stillness of the national sorrow, and to insult he sympathies of Christian Europe.— Abroad, and even at home, th»re were "Se- ioy" journals, which recounted wilh indisguised satisfaction the horrors of the mutiny, and frantically foretold the end of Jritish rule in India. These " Sepoy'' ournals, however, had one redeeming mer- t—the frankness of their ferocious taunts and sinister predictions were appalling; rat it was more tolerable than insult and outrage disguised in protesting pity, or imulating regretful amazement and compassion. When the day of trial and trouble comes .gain for England, we trust it may not be remembered that the most powerful, and herefore the most responsible, English ournals celebrated the issue of the first treat battle between the army of the Uni- ed States andj the army of the southern rebels as a loss of all, " even of military lonor," to citizen volunteers who had fought or nine hours of a summer's day agniust overwhelming oddE, for a cause as sacred as law and order, as precious as national iberty aud unity. Our contemporary would fain, it should seem, endeavor to reduce the conflict to the dimensions of a border raid or barbarous brawl. But, as this is im- )6ssible, it degrades a war from which inarchy and slavery, or freedom purified and ordered anew for higher purposes, must spring to the proportions of "a sense ess and bloody strife." This is not only to caricature living facts; it is to give the He listory. Civil war it was that made the ancestors of the men who fought at Bull Run u reat and free; though, no doubt, there were disinterested persons in those days who condemned the " senseless and bloody strife" by which our forefathers dearly purchased at the cost of their lives all that their descendants now enjoy. Civil war, too, though no noubt, it was sometimes " a senseless and bloody strife," las done something for the strength and jrandenr, if not for the freedom cf France. 3ad England displayed that "humility and contentment which facilitate peace" in the days of the Stuarts, or France iu the face of the coalition of old monarchies, we snow not if France would be greater or England freer, but assuredly there would je little enough upon which to congratulate he survivors of either revolution. The cynical selfishness with which the jublic opinion of England is so often cred- ted by foreigners has never found a more exalted expression than in these reckless utterances. Nor are these opinions, even n their own sense, discerning or acute, [t was to be expected that a defeat of the ederal army would, in the eyes of the adroit and abject believers in the sacredness of success, lend 'to the cause [of the south a egitamacy which no reasoning could ever gain for it. Yet already it is clear that the •esults of the action of the 21st weie not so disastrous to the federal army as to for)id altogether a southern advance this year. The victory of the southern army was due no doubt to superior skill in its leaders, Dut the choice of a defense positio.j and the arrival of timely re-enforcements must 36 taken into account on the same side ; and the "panic" that decided the issue of the fight is an incident not nnparallelled in ,he military annals of European powers. The losses both in men and material of the ederalisl force are not so considerable as was at first reported. On the other hand, the scope of the war is infinitely enlarged. And the protraction of the contest is all in "avor of those who have the largest reserves of men and means. A defeat of the north shuts the door to compromise, or to acquiescence in any terms the south can offer. The Union is bound to conquer now. The spirit of New England and the northwest will rise to the occasion; and we of the old race, tried and strengthened by many reverses, shall not be surprised if our kinsmen never rest until they have turned defeat into victory. It may be that the triumph of the cause of freedom must date from a defeat. An easy war is often content to subside into an inglorious peace. THE SOUTHERN PRESS ON MCDOWELL'S EEPORT.—The Augusta (Ga). Chronicle and Sentinel of the 18th of August, has a leader on McDowell's report, from which we quote: McDowell makes no display in his report, but it is a plain detail of his movements, End it shows that he arranged aud fought the battle as well as any of Lincoln's generals, with their troops, could have done, iiot excepting Gen. Scott. He managed it admirably in every respect, and was very nearly successful. * * The columns of Hunter and Heintzleman passed up the Bun, crossed at Sudlcy's Ford, and attempted to turn our left, which was the great feature of the plan. Hunter did cross, did attack as ordered, and did force our men down the Eun, where they had to receive the cross fire of Tyler's column, and nothing but the protection of heaven, the genius of Beanregard (who detected Hunter's movement by the clouds of dust,) and the unequaled heroic courage and great endu ranee of our men; prevented our left being turned, and perhaps the seizure by Hunter of the Manassas railroad at Gainesville. APPOINTED JUDGE.—Fletcher M. Haight Esq., formerly of Eochester, butof lateyears a resident of California, has been appointee judge of the United States district court fo the southern district of California. BY TELEGRAPH. REPORTED FOR THE DAILY GAZETTE. BY WISCONSIN STATE TELEGRAPH LINE, OmceinUnion PassengerDepot. Last Night's Report. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. The pickets of Beauregard's army are earer Arlington Heights than ever before; )ut this fact, it is believed indicates no attack. Amos Kendall and family have abandoned their home near this city and removed o^Trenton, New Jersey. It is reported that the English and French leets on our coast are intended for service at Vera Cruz, intervention in Mexican affairs being the probable design of these governments. Eichard Wallach, who was yesterday ap- jointed Mayor of this city in place of Barett, is a strong Unionist, and will use all is powers in support of the government. Capt. Keys, of the District of Columbia militia, was arrested this morning at the :hain bridge, and is now in jail. There was an alarm occasioned at the bain bridge over the Potomac last night, )y a report that the enemy was advancing, f o enemy appeared. Secretary Seward left this city this morn- ng for New York, whither he goes to ar- ange a new passport system. Special to Commercial.—Private advices rom Kentucky represent that state as be- ng on the verge of civil war. The Union men are ready for whatever issue secession- sts may force upon them. Washington is quiet to-day. NEW YORK, Ang. 27. Samuel J. Anderson, a man well known ,mon«; sporting men, was arrested this morning on suspicion of being in corres- >ondence with the rebels. Anderson was, ately deputy sheriff, and was once in the ustom house, and for some time acted as , clerk in the house of representatives in Vashington. It is said that most of his appointments were obtained through the nfluence of A. H. Stevens, vice president if the rebel government, and that he has ••onstantly been in correspondence with lim since the commencement of the south- :rn rebellion. NEW YORK, Aug. 27. John Cochrane's regiment and the 18th Massachusetts regiment left to day for Vashington. ST. Louis, Aug. 27. Gen. Pope has information from East Missouri, that Martin Green instead of breatening to attack Kirksville and Athens, as heretofore reportei, is rapidly re- reating towarda Missouri river. General Jurlbut is pursuing him from Kirksville ind Col. Moore from Athens. Green's brce is estimated at 1,200, and is supposed o be now in the lower part of Monroe county moving south, and will probably at- empt to cross the river in Coiloway or 3oone counties. This will rid northeast Missouri of his presence and restore quiet n that portion of the state. BOSTON, Aug. 27. British brig Forward arrived here to-day rom Cienfuegns, aud reports that she saw, off Cape Ontaria, on the 4th, the privateer Sumter lying off and on. ^i.'^; JT;,;" WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. The navy department is satisfied with he abundant proofs which Com. Porter has presented in refutation of the charge against lis loyalty. His own affidavit showa the al- eged secession letter to his sou to be a forgery. The secretary of the treasury has just ssued a circular of instruction to collect ors and other officers of customs, calling their attention to the act of congress to further provide for the collection of duties on imports and for other purposes, approved the 13th of July last, and the proclamation of the President of the IGth of August. COLUMBUS, Aug. 27. The democratic state convention nominated John E. Marshal of Brown county for lieutenant governor. LOUISVILLE, Aug. 27. Gov. Moore, in the New Orleans Picayune, calls on each family to contribute blankets for the soldiers. F j The Savannah Eepublican says the confederate authorities would within a week complete the defenses so that no federal fleet can enter a harbor, inlet, or land troops on the coast of Georgia. The Charleston Courier says an iron-clad steamer, named the Eandolph, of 155 tons, bas been purchased at Savannah for the coast of South Carolina. She makes from thirteen to sixteen knots per hour. The Little Rock True Democrat, of the 22d, learns that the Missouri state troops under command of Price, left Springfield for Camp Walker on the i6th. McCulloch and his force had gone to Camp Scott. A second battalion of cavalry has been organized at Knoxville, Tenn. The Fort Smith Times says an abundance of military stores are being conveyed to McCulloch's army in Missouri. The Memphis Appeal's Richmond correspondent says there is much sickness in the confederate troops in the neighborhood of Manassas. The water is full of Virginia red weed, arid ice is extremely scarce at ten cents per pound. Special despatch to the Chicago Times. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27—11 P. M. Fighting is going on this evening near Bailey's and Bali's cross-reads. It is supposed to be nothing more than a skirmish of outposts. The passes granted heretofore to newspaper reporters to cross the Potomac were revoked to-day. Three emissaries from Governor Magoffin, of Kentucky, have arrived, and have had an interview with the President. They complain that Mr. Lincoln has violated the neutrality of their state. Their errand will be fruitlcc^. Captain James Steel, of the Sturgis Rifles, Chicago, has gone to Fortress Monroe, in command of the escort of the mutineers. BOSTON, Aug. 27. Hon. Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, made a Union speech in this city. In the course of bis remarks he said he nowhere heard the word " compromise," which was now only uttered by traitors. So long as rebels had arms in their hands there was nothing to compromise. He concluded by saying that it was in vain to toil at the pumps while men were kept on board boring holes in the bottom of the ship. Special despatch to the Chicago Tribune. ST. Louis, Aug. 27. Washington King, ex-mayor of the city, died very suddenly this afternoon. Gen. Lyon's body has been embalmed, and was this evening taken to the headqur- ters of Gen. Fremont. To-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock it will be escorted with full military honors to the cars. Preparations are being made to render to the illustrious dead the honors that will express the respect iu which he was held by the Union men of St. Louis. The body will be taken charge of by the Adams Express Co. and taken to his friends, by way of Columbus and Pittsburgh. At a late hour the train from Jefferson had not arrived. The city 13 very quiet. The recent order of the provost marshal is having an excellent effect. At Warrensburg, Johnson county, Mo., on Saturday, 200 rebels, who just returned from McCulloch's forces, broke into the post office, destroyed the mails, opened and destroyed letters to Union men, broke into many of their housei, smashed furniture, wantonly destroyed much property, and drove out families. Eleven hundred of our cavalry, en route for Lexington, will pass through Warrensbarg and punish the rebels, IBOXTON, Ho., Aug. 27. Five thousand men left this point this morning. I cannot give you their destination. They will give a good account of themselves. Gen. Prentiss commands in person. A sufficient force is left to guard the place. Scouts just in report the enemy 1,500 stong on Cedar creek, also hi considerable force on Castor creek, with but few at Greenville. They report their own strength in this section of the state to be 8,000. They subsist on corn meal and fresh beef, are nearly destitute of clothing, and poorly armed. A deserter from New Madrid says the forces under Pillow, except, perhaps, the Tennessee and Alabama troops, are much demoralized and are mainly held together by the belief that St. Louis will soon fall into their hands. The force at New Madrid under Pillow is about 20,000; at Benton, Scott county, under Jeff Thompson, 8,000; and at Charleston, under Hunter, 800. Our informant also says that two masked batteries, not before heard of, are on the Missouri bank of the Mississippi river, one five miles above New Madrid, and the other about the same distance below. Another masked battery is to be constructed at i»og Tooth Island, about eighteen miles above Cairo, where the river ia narrow and deep. Lead, liquor and many other things were reaching New Madrid in large quantities via Paducah and Columbus, Ky. Special despatch to the Chicago Tribune. CAIRO, Aug. 27. There were some symptoms of a fight at Bird's Point to-day. Five scouts sent out from Bun-ill's White county cavalry encoun tered a body of rebel cavalry, (iO strong, on Kush Ridge Road, five miles below. The scouts were fired at, killing one horse.— Two made their escape into camp directly ; two left their horses and through cornfields made their way here ; and one, named Bo- leu, of White county, is supposed to have been made prisoner. An expedition went out about one o'clock—a detachment of infantry and a squad of cavalry—iu hopes ol meeting with the rebels. They have returned and report seeing them ; but the rebels cut for the woods. Parlies from the Cape by railroad to-day report everything quiet. The rebels are no nearer than Benton. Their pickets, however, are marauding about within five miles. Scouts report Pillow at Sykeston. Most of his troops having left Madrid, rumor has it that a large body of his command is within six hours march of Bird's Point. The uniforms of the first brigade are mostly distributed. They look splendid. The gun boats Tylitr and Lexington have gone up the Mississippi and will be back tomorrow. Tbe Emma Duncan from Cincinnati to St. Louis, reports everything quiet at Paducah.^] Special dispatch to tiio Chicago Tribune. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. A systematic and strenuous effort is being made by the money interests of Boston and New^York to effect a change in the personnel and policy of the cabinet, by the removal of Messrs. Seward, Cameron and Welles. Representing the banks of the two cities, which have just taken the government loan, they claim that they have a right to be heard, and their arrival here creates some sensation. The Boston committee is J. Wiley Edmunds, John C. Gray and William T. Andrews. They have been here two days, and have made a change in the war and navy departments the sole object of their rAission. The New York committee have now arrived, and want Mr. Seward removed as well as Cameron and Welles.— They represent the Metropolitan, American Exchange, Commercial, National and fix- change banks, on behalf of the city banks. Inasmuch as the Boston committee has met no encouragement, it is presumed the New York committee will h:ive no better success ; or that the two combined will be able to shake Mr. Lincoln's detertniuatior to keep the constitutional advisers whom he has chosen. There is a great increase in tho number of patent applications from England and France. The precise number of traitors or suspected persons whom the Potter committee have found in the service of the government is 188. Of these tbe state department has 31, treasury department C7, war department 34, attorney general's 16, etc. Thirty Alexandrians, unwilling to take the oath of allegiance, cannot get passes home, and are obliged to stay here. Sir John Murray of England has been appointed an assistant adjutant general in our army. It is reported on good authority that the enemy are advancing in force. They have occupied Bailey's Cross Roads, and taken an inchoate intrenchment of ours this side of there. Two of our guns were spiked at Arlington the other night. To-Day's Report. [Reported Exclusively for the Daily Gazette.] MORNING DESPATCHES. NEW Yor.K, Aug. 28. According to the confession of Anderson, arrested here yesterday, he has for months past contributed editorial articles for the News, Day Book aud Journal of Commerce. An intercepted letter from Washington advised him to go south via Kentucky, as a passport jjcould not be obtained from the government. He states that Ben Wood and Isaiah Rynders have communicated with the south as extensively as he has done. Anderson's correspondence gives a great deal of important political information, besides implicating parties well known in this state. A dispatch says the ship Simonds, a British vessel owned in St. Johns, N. B., has been lying in the port of Quebec some three weeks flying the secession flag. WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Tribune's Correspondence.—Mr. Adams, minister to England, writes that in the British mind the independence of the rebels is fully admitted as a military and political necessity ; that their acknowledgement by England is ouly a question of time and prudent courtesy ; that while Great Britnin is impatient to get cotton from the south in exchange for manufactured goods, she is anxious not to lose the northern markets, and is unwilling to part with her hope of breaking down the Morrill tariff by the same means with which she chained the north with the Walker tariff, and that two or three more successes like that of Bull's Run would entitle the slaveoeracy to immediate recognition. The steamer Jamestown (by rebel baptism Patrick Henry,) is said to have run the blockade at Fort Monroe and gone out to sea on the night of the 18th. She U fast and must prove dangerous. AFTBRNOOlV DESPATCHES. FORTRESS MONROE, Ang. 27. A flag of truce came from Norfolk to-day to enquire after that which came yesterday and was detained until afternoon to-day. This flag of truce brought Capt. Hussey and crew of the ship 0. B. Thompson of Brunswick, Me., captured May 19th off Savannah bar, and taken into Beaufort, N. C., by the privateer Lady Davis. Two ladies from Norfolk say that the confederates have lately assembled in large force near Sewall's Point, anticipating an attack from Old Point. ST. Lotus, Aug. 28. The remains of Gen. Lyon will be escorted with proper ceremonies at 1 o'clock from Gen. Fremont's, headquarters to the Ohio & Mississippi E. B. depot, where they will be delivered to Adams' Express Co. to be conveyed east by the 3 o'clock train. The escort to accompany the body east consists of Maj. H. A. Conant, of Gen. Lyon's staff; Captains Plummer and Edgar, U. S. A.; Lieut. Clark, and eight privates of Col. Me- Niel's regiment U. S. reserve corps. WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Special to Post.—The enemy's forces are concentrated in large numbers a short distance from the Chain Bridge on the Virginia side of the Potomac, between the Chain Bridge and Leesburg. The Baltimore Sun of this morning, states that no journal in Baltimore has been requested to withhold the publication of army news. The recent alteration in the tariff, prevents further exportation (1) of Belgian cloth, known as shoddy. NEW YORK, Aug. 28. The brig, Grace Worthington, Capt. Fretby, at Belize, Honduras, August 8th, reports that on her passage out, was boarded by a full rigged brig, calling herself a privateer, and belonging to the southern confederacy. After examining her papers, the Grace Worthington was allowed to proceed. NEW YORK, Aug. 28. The Herald says—Notwithstanding the apparent quietness on the part of United States authorities in this city in relation to the suppression of secession newspapers, it is not true that they are not doing anything in the matter. This morning every mail and express train which leaves this city, carries with it a detective officer, whose duty it is to search all packages and superintend baggage, wilh the view to ascertain if there are any secession papers in the train, and if so to sieze them ; and if any such journals should be found in the possession of any person to bring him to this city, to be properly cared for. Also, as soon as the district attorney, Mr. Delafield Smith, returns to the city, it is said measures will be taken to suppress the publishing of papers which administer aid and comfort to rebels. The British war steamer Einaldo is below. MILWAUKEE, Ang. 23. The body of Sergeant Warren M. Graham, of the 1st Wisconsin regiment, who died from wounds received at the battle of Falling Waters, is on its way here. The chamber of commerce have just offered to defray the expenses of the funeral. The many noble aud generous acts of the members of the chamber of commerce of this i;ity entitles them to the esteem and thanks of the whole community. The Markets. NEW YORK, Ang. 23. Wheat receipts 71,102 bushels. Market rather more active, but without important change in prices. Sales 60,000 bushels— l.Ooal.OG Mil club, 1,OS amber Iowa. COL. TYLER'S COMMAND.—The report comes from Cincinnati that Col. Tyler's regimeut—the 7th Ohio—has had an engagement with Floyd's rebel army, and been badly beaten. The enemy are said to have surrounded them, and if the report is true, (it being as yet unconfirmed,) the particulars will show that the position was carried ouly after a bloody and desperate fight. At last accounts Col. Tyler was well entrenched at Cross Lanes, 24- miles northeast Gauley Bridge, upon a hill which commands the turnpike leading to Gauley, Sum merville, (a few miles distant,) and Lewisburg, in Greenbrier county. UU position was such that, although constantly threatened, it was said he could hold it against several times his number. Upon thu other side of Summerville, and near it, was the 23d Ohio, Col. Scammon ; and still further north, at Sutton, the 13th Ohio, Col. Smith ; these three regiments forming the southern division of the line between Gauley Bridge and Clarksburg. Of all these, however, the position at Cross Lanes was the strongest and most important. The hill was peculiarly favorable to the service of artillery, of which Tyler had several pieces ; and earthworks for his infantry rendered the place more easy to defend. Late accounts by mail from Cross Lanes stated the constant danger of attack, and announced that an army of 7,000 men was then on the way from Huttonsville, commanded (it was supposed,) by General Lee himself. Gov. Wise's force was also uncomfortably n'e'ar, and had captured some of our men, including Capt. Sprague. It is not improbable, therefore, that this overwhelming force may have considered the stronghold at Cross Lanes worth the several hundred lives which they must have lost in taking it. In their hands it breaks the connection between Generah Cox and Rosecrans, and leaves the former in a predicament that may well excite our alarm for his safety.— Chicago Iribune. Discuss NOT POLITICS AT ALL.—When Judge Douglas in his last great speech in Cliiaago on May 1st enjoined the American people to" cease diccus.ting parly ixxties, make no allusisns to old par/;/ tests, have mi criminations and recriminations, indulge in no taunts a/jainst the other, as to who Itas been the cause of these troubles, " he, no doubt wished to prevent the occurrence of'just such events as transbired at Braggsville on Saturday last. A couple of worthy citizens of that place having heard that Washington had been bombarded and taken by the rebels, concluded that they would make a pilgrimage to this city, and ascertain the truth of the rumor. One was a staunch Democrat and the other a firm Republican. Mr. Democrat had a buggy and harness, and Mr. Eepublican was possessed of a horse. It was mutually agreed that they should "hitch teams" and make the journey. After a few miles had been made they both agreed that if Washington bad Seen taken it was a very bad thing.— :l Yes," said Mr. Democrat, " but you Ee- p ublicans are to blame for it. You have got up all this difficulty." To this ourfie- publican, of course, demurred, and charged the whole thing home on the Democaats, as being alone responsible. Then of ccurse there arose "criminations and re-criminations, taunts indulged one against the other. " &c., &c., and the consequences that followed might have been suspected. Mr. Eepublican concluded that his horse couldn't draw any such man as Mr. Democrat, so he alighted from his buggy, unhar- nessed his horse and came to Portage on horse back, leaving his Democra associate dividing his time between damming the Republican party, wondering if Washington had been taken, and speculating as how to get his buggy back home ngain.— J'orlai/e City Retjisler. Stand by the government and the government will stand by you. What sane man would aid or countenance a parcel of incendiaries who are seeking to set fire to and burn down his own house, and that, too, while sleeping in the upper story? This is just what the opponents of the government in the present war are doing. They are giving countenance to the men wl.o are seeking to destroy the national structure in which they have found security and protection all their lives, and by the salvation of which they alone can hope for security aud protection in the future.— Chicago Journal. Gerritt Smith on tbe War. Gerritt Smith has addressed a scathing letter to the .New York state democratic committee to who refused accept the offer of the republicans to unite with them in political action. A great deal of it is appropriate to other- latitudes besides New York. We make an extract or two : "Yon profess to be in favor of "the rigorous prosecution of the war." Of course you do. For the people are; and to get influence with them you must make them believe that you are. But there is only one way for you to be what yon profess to be at this point. It ia to help the government carry on the war. But you point to the "hundreds of thousands of democrats in the army to prove that you are helping the government carry it on. In vain I for this only proved that they are helping, not that you ire. All honor to these "hundreds of thousands !" and all dishonor to yon! Deeply do you wrong them, insultingly do you degrade them by identifying yourselves with them. In this dark hour of our country are they, like yon, against its government ''. — No, they are fighting for it. Or do they, like you, refuse to co-operate with republicans for the salvation of the country? No —God bless them ! They rise far above such meanness and wickedness, and stand shoulder with republicans. I can not affirm that you will not succeed iu bringing over the democratic masses to your guilty ground. But I can affirm that you do not represent them now. You do not fail to extol the constitution. Of course not. Messrs. Breckinridgc, May. Burnett, Vallandigham do not. For the politician not to extol it when his purpose is to gain something from Americans, would betray as great a lack of cunning as would the omission of the hypocrite to commend the bible when he would gain something from Christians. But, gentlemen, I trust an indignant public will teach you that the present is not the proper time for tarn ing men's minds from the country to the constitution- from th«ir urgent duties amidst the appalling necessities of the one to thcsir composed study of the requirements and iheir prolonged admiration of the merits of the other. It is but a poor sort of philanthropy, which distresses itself over the clothes that the drowning man is carrying with him to tbe bottom. Very unseasonable is the reading of the "Rules of the Hotel 1 ' to its inmates, when the hotel is on fire. But no more so than to remind Americans of the rules of the national constitution, when the rebels are at their throats. * * * . . * * * I hope, gentlemen, that you are not traitors. But if you are not, then you are greatly to be pitied for so strongly seeming to be what you are not. If yon are not more concerned to conquer the republican party than to conquer the rebels, then never did any men's attitude more belie their spirit That your purpose is to inspire your party with the deepest distrust of the government, is too obvious for even you to deny. '1 hat your success in this would complete the ruin of your country, you may not see. Nevertheless you would see it, were you not blinded by party zeal. I think you will not succeed. I think you will not be ab'u to carry with you the county and town le.uler.-i of your party, much less the party iisult. Strong aa is the partisan spirit in your party, I think the spirit of patriotism in it is stronger. I believe you will not be able to rally an opposition party at the north. As ;here is but one party at the south, so there will be but one at the north. All the suuth is for the rebellion, and all the north will be against it. I believe that the government will stand, and that you will fall. I believe that the democratic as well as the republican piirty, will consent to postpone the prosecution ot party purposes, and the gratification of party predilections, until the rebellion shall be conquered, and the country safe. That done and I shall be as willing to see each party go its own way, as I shall be to see all the wrongs of the south, (if there are any) abundantly redressed, when she shall have ceased from her conspiracy, and laid down her arms. But a curse upon the party that raises its head before the war is ended. And not one word of peace, nor one leaf of the olive branch, nor one concession, however small, to the rebels.— Much as they are worth, and they are worth much, because they are our fellow men, the government and the nation are worth vastly more; and both government and the nation will perish if there shall be the slightest stooping to those who are in arms against both." NOTICES. ECHLIN & FOOTE, Merchant Tailors READY-MADE CLOTHING CLOTHS, CLOTHIXO, VKSTI.ML.S, and Gents' 'f Tirnishins: <»oocl», West Milwaukee St., two Jours East of Central Bank, Janesville, - - - Wisconsin. CUSTOM WORK Done in a superior manner, and iu the uiu.it npjjrnrpil Real Estate and Insurance .A. CT IE asr o ~sr . The undersigned will, from end after tl.ia dale. giT his attention to the business ot BUYING, SELLING AJTD RESTING FARMS, FARMING LANDS ASB Those wishing to Buy, Sell or Eunt aro respectftlllj requested to call. & ^ OTMO CK, Real Eattite and Insurance Agent. Taxes Paid and Abstracts of Title furnit&ed. sep!3dawt( JDentistry. M. B. Johnson still continues the practice of Den tig- try at his new location. Went Milwaukee street, over Mos, ley 4 Bro'a Bookstore, JanesTiili-, Wis. I£e now manufacturing artificial Dentures on fulcam'itd Robber Ease. This substance ban biv;i tlu.ruiielily tested, and found >.'• bo superior to runny others. It in very strong and lisht, and is worn with greater eu»e and comfort than moot anything else, a d ran heuffor,!. ed.at a price which plati-n it within he natliol iill Call and see it. lie al.-io continues to m H tile Contin UOU3 Gum ll'irk, which is superior t" all others; gether with al! other styles of work now in use. DENTAL CARD. "Ft- 3j*. 3E* o aa. ci. 1 e> t <o xx* The oldest resident Dentist in tho city, is still r-n practice, and continues to operate in hU pn-i'i -.sion in all departments. In thine c-isrx requiring surgical treatment, his largo experience affords the be*t guaranty that they will be carefully and skilfully alti-iided. In mechanical and artistic dentistry, all w.j. U will be mil done and in the best mmlt, and (wlirce customary wilh the profession.) warranted. D.FKANK STRONG, who has been witli Dr.P.dnring tho past five year*, still rum:iin.-<, ati-l (-1:1 or both may be fonnd at tho oilier durinjr all bUHircH^ liuiir*. Office, as heretofore, in lluLsou's bl^rk, ntxt door to UcKey & Bro's. Hours, ia summer and fall, from 7 A X. to ~% and S p. M. Jancsville, July!?, I860. jylSdtf SLOAN, PATTEN i, BAIJL.HY. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Mam «rreet. A], bnsinesa entrusted to our care wiil riTpivi? j'rrmpt attention. L. F. Patten, Commissioner fur the S*tat of New Vf.rk. JylTdnwtt. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS CIRCUIT COURT FOR ROCK COUNTY. The State of Wisconsin to Jarae* E Scott. Cornelnn C Humphrey, Joseph N Lorell. James Cc.Ilea jr. James M Strail, Sylvester Wiley, Charles 31 .Newell. Jitmfs Newell, J W Harmmn, Colin McDonald, I'hilip O Weaver, William Richardson, J"hn A Shults. James RMcElroy, Valorous A Paine, William 3 Wells and A N Dickson. Y OU are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of William C Scott, plaintiff, which was Slt-d iu the office of the clerk of the circuit court for KocK county, at tha city of Janesville, in said county, on the 31st day of December, I860, of which a copy is Iwreto annexed, and herewith served upon you, and to si rve .1 copy of your answer on us, at our office in sai.l city, within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the complaint as aforesaid, the platntill will apply to the court for the relief demanded in tho complaint. Witness, lion. David Noggle, judge of said court, at I L. 8.1 Janesville, December 31st. 1S61. LIVI ALDET, Clerk. CONGER it HAWE?. au28d7w Attys for Plaintiff DRAFTS AT SIGHT on tbo ROYAL BANK OF IRELAND! and C. GRIMSHAW & CO,, LIVERPOOL, Available in Hny prut of Grfat Britain. Also, PASSAGE CERTIFICATES by '.!,„ BLACK STAR L!NE OF LIVERPOOL PACKETS. fur siile by A., a? .A. L JNJ: s n, Janesville, - - "Wisconsin. June 28th, 1SOI. - jylduwtf GENERAL AUCTIONEER AND Commission Mtrehn.nt, Wat Xiluniukee St., - - Junfji-illt, Wixmuin. GASH ADVANCED ON MERCHANDIZE ol'fVfry cii^cripiiim. Particular Attention Given to the wale tif all kiml-j uf property at my -A_-rjarrio:rsr IROOI^IS, or in -iny part of the cotnitr* . _July 1st. 1881. _ ___ _ " jySilawtf SUMMER GOODS! T(7ST Heceiveil, Iweuiy-liVQ Urusdof the beat kind 8? F&TTIT JARS. None on hand except those kinds Hint \vtru proTcd to be good, by n?e, last year, This far^e K.t was bought cheap and will be SOLI} C-HE-A..E-*. Also, just receir d a fresh lot of Pineapples. Spiced and GJVO Oystt-rs, Clams, Sardine", fresh Peaches, Picklea, Raipberry, lemon & a variety ot Syrups ALL AT LOW Janesville, Juno IStb, 1561. TO FAMILIES. B OUB A ROGKRS wt.-h to c.il! rli,t attfntinn of th»* citizens of J:inesvill« nnd vicinity t-> tho fiict thttt they are bruwing at the JaiiesYillf* City llrewcry fur the nse of private families, a r^rysujtfri'-r arfit-ic of Ale and Lager Beer, wt»Lh they will ifflivor ut tho residences "f persons ordering ; t. They guarantee iu all cai-res a Perfectly Pure Article, and ask the patron;i^« «;f tlm-e who niv wiJIinj; to HUB tain nn esfulinshiin.-iit at hi me, \\lu-re a* j^yr.U nr a bei- I tcr article cun be procured in (inin iil.rmni. Jc3dtf BU'ii: <i FOR THE LADIES FRENCH VARIETY STORE. T HE very best assortment c.f ZEPIIYR WORSTED, also Crochet Cotton. Working Floss, Tidy Yam, Chenille, (iuld ami Silver Braid, Gold and Silver Utad", Embroidery Silk, Canvass Needles for fancy work, Ac. Crockery and Glass "Ware. A beautiful and complete assortment jnst received at the FRENCH VARIETY STJUE. Beady-Hade Clothing, llals aud Caps, Selling at Half Price, at the 1'KENCE VARIETY STORE. ofallaizea. of all descriptions, at tha FRENCH VARIETY2STORE, T. JOUANNKAULT. Janesrllle, Aug. 2«th, 1S61. Hyatt House Block. GRAND CONCERT! VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL. THE FAVORITES Miss Caroline Kichings T HKcelebrateilanJ liighly-gifleil American Prima Donna, enc«uragutl by the aacccss of former efforts and bt'inff en route for the east, will give a Farewell Enterfciinmeut at; ;fc ^. On Wednesday Eve., Aug. 28th. She will be aided by Mr. Philip Rolm. the distinguished Basso. Mr. Peter Richiugs, the well-known artist. Mr. W. S. Triebels. the popular Pianist. In addition to Gems from the French, Italian, German, Knglish aud Scotch Masters, Miss Richings will appear as Pianist, and recite the Wooing and Wedding Feast from Longfellow's Hiawatha. , , The entertainments concluding with the delebrated LAUGHING TRIO, received in other cities with bursts of applanie and laughter. _ _ au24d3tl Dry Wood for Sale! VEUVEREB to any part of the city, sawed or whole. McKKY 4 BRO. 3.OS1 ... 3.861 MERCHANTS' DESPATCH PAST FREIGHT LIME! American Express Co., - - Proprietors. FROM NEW VOilK AND BOSTON TO THE WEST AND SOUTH-WEST. F ORWARDS gi»ida at a more exprdilimia ratn than any line running went except the regular Kxpre** Co. Forwarding bills, covering the entire route from New York And Boston, will be £iven. Through receipts will be ^iven at I'OIun'ayst., N«w York, and b'9 Washington street, Boston. Mark all packagea "MERCHANTS' DESPATCH!" and deliver at depot, curnt-r.if IhuK'ii anil Thoiuaa atnu-ts. Xew York, an.l Wi-.-tern R. 11., tinston. Maas. General olfice in Old Freight Di-pcitul Lake Shore U. E.. Buffalo. I>. S. M.VI^H, ?ni)'t, J. W. NICHOLS, Agent, nmlalo. At the office of the Am. Ex. Co., Jnnrxvilli-, Wia. TO THE fc, A fi» I E $ . Great Bargains in JISHfnery I M K3. O'DEA A SISTKH. aro now celTIr^ ..if thmr large stock of new ami CiHhii :i;ibi« Summer Goods at a G- r e a t & n c i- i f i <» e. In fact no reasonable offer will b« r.-1'u^eil. as Hnkw must be made, or BONNETS GIVEN AW AT to make room for their Fall unil U'in'er St«"'k. A variety of Wedding and Mour..ini; Hats always ready. Dresses, Mantilliw, fee., rut nnd m.'tde to order. Tha newest paper dre^n pntti-rim for .-mlt-, ;mii ohl bonnets cleaned, shaped, lined mid t rimmed in a pupt.'dur manner for four shillings each. Warerooms, Young Am*'ricr.t block. i'orer n.-irnij'* clothlnp store,) Main street .Junt-svillc, Win. The bilL* of the following hunk.-* wil! bn received for mil.inery. nt pir: Bun!; of [Vrtsigo, Bn«h of <v,himbus, Bunk of Witnpnn, Green Bnv Hnnk, K it. Hincliley -t Co., Dodge County Hank, Nortli.-TTi rui.k, IFuwurd, Wi(«ccmnin Pinery Llnnk. La CH-HM- (Vi.nry H'lnk, Rink of Kemienii. &c., Ac. jyCTdatvtf Union Envelopes! A VERY Larjre supply i»f l-lnvt-iopi-r!, with the Flap; ofoiirUitiuii l»M!itifiiily printed <'ti ilii'ui. may bo found at HiptMiltf i DKARHOIUV3. Gold against Shi&pfail t'isrreiif y» TUB IIIGUKST I'KICB IN G-old oi- S*i 1 TT o x- for all kiudd of uncnrrctit money will be paid at VALRESBURGIFS EXCIIAXCE OFFICE, Next Door to the Post Oiiico. TAILORS WASTED! n niMif;iry jjieket; McKKY A BKO. cn TAILORS wanted, to u-oik mi military j OU jy->9dtt >....-,.- N EW SPRING CHALHES jnst »nrl7uttw3w .McKfilf 4 UKO.