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The Argus For 1864

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The expenses of currying on business have inercased so enormously vrithin tb last two years, that we Cud it absolutely oecesaary to mako a chango in oür term - both in subseription and advertising Lavo been furnishing tho Arous a old rates, but artioles of food and c!oth ing havo attaiiicd suoh priees that it is absolutely impossiblc for us to do so long er and support our family. We have tried the utmost eeonomy, but have fuiled to make the "two ends meet." Two years ago the $_l,50 we got for the Argüs would buy us 15 yards of cotton cloth, it will now -buy 4. - Othor artieles of dreas - both for men and women - have inereased, not in the same proportiou, but largfily. In artieles of 'provisión, cofiee is about three times tho old price, avid sugars from two to threo times. Farm Produce %f all kinds, fuol, &c, &c., have ulso largely increasid in pricc, so that whilo we have been keeping our paper at tho old rate, tho expense of living hasfully doubled. And, asido from the expenses of living, the iucreased price of paper and printing malerhl of all kinds, makes our paper ready for delivery, cost us onethird or one-half more thau two years ago, while we get the same for ifc, and that same will buy us nothing, or near to nothing, in tbc market. Any of our subscribers can soon demónstrate mathematically that we can not stand this longer. Now, for the reme.dy. After tho first day of January uext, we shall charge $2 a year for the Arous, and not a name will be entered on our subseription book without the pay in advance. Subscribers who havo already paid for the Aiioufi for tho wholo or part of the coming year, will be furnished at the old rate for tho time paid for, and new subscription will be received up to January let at $1,50 in advance. Subscribers in arrears can secure the paper for 1864 at $1 50 by payinj up all arrears fo pkiok January lst, and a year in advance. After January lst all those in arrears will be cbarged 2 a year èoth for the past and future. These terras we shall strictly adhere to until pricos óf other articles go back to the old figures. From and after the first of January our rates of advertising will be ncroasop 25 per cent from our present published terms, and advertiseis should tak o notioo accordingly. At that date a new scale of pricea will bo plaocd iq the proper columns. We hope that every subseriber will sec the necessity of this action, and by making imtuediate settlemeut accomodatc both tbeinselvcs and us. In addition to this announccmcnt wc have only to promise h:it we shall endeavor to inako tho Arous worth the money we ask for it. If our subscribers are prompt in paying their dues we shall be ablc to do better bv tiiom than wc can, if compelled to spend time from day to day in making out, and running around witli smatt bilis that should be given to the paper. iy Many of our Rejmblican friends are very fond of quoting Gov. Bramleite, of Ky. They regard him ns a model DcTnocrat, and pit him against Seymoür and all other Detnocrats who clioose to hold opiniona different from thoso radioals who don't believe in the the Union tiniess tbe negroos aro abolished. For the benefit of those admirers of Gov. Bramt.ette, we quote the following truthful parngraph from a recent letter of his. It is a life-like portrait of tliüse radioals in all partios who, in langunge more expressivo than po'ite, raciy bc aaid to bave " the niggor on the brnin'': " But did it ever occur to you how closely allied i-i the patriotism of those who are not willing to save the Union without slavery, and those who are not willing to save it loilh slavery ? The patriotism of these two classes is exaclhj the same. It is a low grade of patriotism, and I confess I see no preference between them. Though win sentiments, they are in constant dispute. - So short is tho visión and feeble the grasp of their Unionism, that they neither see nor can tbey grasp any object or thought of a great f;ee government. The " nigger" bounds the horizon of freo government." EtST Á bank has been organized at Ypsilanti, under the National Ourrency act, with a capital of $50.000, and wil! go into opcration on the first dny of January. Asa Dow is President, Daniel L Quirk, Vioe President, and Benjamin Follett, Cashier. i&3C Washington advices docidedly indícate that Congress vvill immediately strike out the 1300 commutation clause, and abolish the distinction between c!a?Res. tSTThe township of Pittsfield hia held a special election, and voted a bounty of $150 c voluntfers.


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