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May 13, 1864.
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mRIUMPH IN DENTISTRY!
TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,
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no danger whatever.
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TEMPORARY SETS inserted if called for.
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Monday, remaining one week ; the balance of my
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the Court House, Bedford, Pa.
n0v.16,'66. WM. W. VAN ORMER, Dentist.
TAENTIS TRY! DENTISTRY!
A BEAUTIFUL SET OF TEETH FOR
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IjP Temporary sets inserted if desired.
Jjjp All operations warranted.
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(y* Special attention is invited to Dr. Porter's
scientific method of preserving decayed and aching
teeth. H. VIRGIL PORTER,
mar29,'67tf. Dentist, Bloody Run, Penna.
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Ladies' Dress Goods,
(single A double.)
GROCERIES, SPICES, Ac.:
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Buckets, Tubs, Brooms, Ac.
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LEATHER —Sole Leather, French and City Calf
Skins, Kip and Upper Morocco, Ac.
Be sure and call at
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apr26,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row.
* * * * *
GOODS! FALL A WINTER!
The undersigned have now opened a large and
general assortment of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
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In every department.
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ly CASH or PRODUCE. When credit is
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A. B. CRAMER A CO.
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J. B. F. -1867.
* AT IT AGAIN!
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JAMES B. FARQUHAR
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mers, that he has
RESUMED BUSINESS IN BEDFORD,
at the well known P. A. Reed stand, opposite the
Bedford Hotel, where he is prepared to sell
everything in his line,
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST!
He has a full line of
Boots and Shoes,
which have been purchased at very low prices, and
will be sold at a very small advance.
UP* Call and examine our stock.
STORE!! NEW GOODS!!
two miles West of Bedford, where the subscriber
has opened out a splendid assortment of
All which will be sold at the most reasonable
Dress Goods, best quality. Everybody buys 'em.
Muslins, " " Everybody buys : em
Groceries, all kinds, Everybody buys 'em.
Hardware, Queensware, Glassware, Cedarware,Ac.
and a general variety of everything
usually kept in a country store.
Everybody buys 'em.
ty Call and examine our goods.
I dec7,'66. G- YEAGER,
THE CRY OFTHESOC^H.
A moan comes from the South—
A low, half stifled wail—
Victims of war, oppression, drouth,
Murmur, "We faint, we fail."
The maids are hollow-eyed,
The matrons weak and wan,
And energy, and hope, and pride
Have left the heart of man.
Helpless as Israel's host
In Syrian wilds, unfed,
E'en in their slumber, famine-tossed,
They wildly mutter, "Bread !"
Brothers, your plight we see ;
Sisters, we hear your moan •
You come to us for bread ; shall we,
For answer, give a stone ?
We poured at Ireland's feet
An avalanche of corn ;
Shall we the nearer claim forget
Of our own race, forlorn ?
9ur barns and cribs run o'er,
The increase God has given ;
Share we with thena-ior nevermore
Look in the lace of Heaven.
Vile prejudice, avaunt!
Are starving men our foes ?
On women, ravenous and gaunt,
Shall faction's talons close?
Alas ! in this sad hour,
It shows its demon spite,
And raises high the rod of power,
The prostrate still to smite.
Our brethren's limbs it gyves,
As kindred's claim they plead,
And with a whip of serpents drives
Whom leniency might lead.
It gives as conquerors give—
"Eat and be thankful, slave;"
Why should the helot wish to live ?
There's freedom in the grave.
Bankrupt in heart and purse,
For help a people cries ;
And faction, as a crowning curse,
With Martial Law replies.
I'rgent Appeals for Bread.
letters from Gen. Geo. H. Thomas. Hon.
John A. Btngrtmm. Gov. Orr, of S. C.,
Gov. Patton, of Ala., and others.
Those AVho Doubt Should Read Carefully.
Getter from the Southwestern Relief
Southwestern Belief Commission,)
Louisville, April 20, 1867. j
Messrs. J. P. Barr A Co., Daily Post:
Gentlemen: —Absence from the city
is the cause of my not paying attention
to your valued favors until now. We
indeed congratulate you upon the ef
forts you have made in this great chari
ty, and commend you and the other
good donors on the success that has at
tended your exertions. That any oppo
sition is made and reflections cast re
garding this work on the intended re
cipients of its charity is a wonder and
regret. We iook at it only in the light
of Christianity and humanity. There
is not anything else in it. We appeal
from no other stand point and we do
not believe there now exists any cause
in this great country that has greater
claims upon the whole country, than
the feeding of the starving women and
children of our own land. We have
cheerfully responded, in former years,
to calls from abroad, and that, too,
without questioning or grumbling,and
oh ! shame, that any should now in the
least prevent or attempt to paralyze the
efforts to feed our own people. The
appeals for bread are as urgent as ever.
Do what you can.
The Treasurer will give the matter
attention that you wrote about making
draft on you for amount of contribu
Yours, very respectfully,
SAJIUEL A. MILDER,
Secretary and General Agent.
LETTEROF MAJ. GEN. GEO. H. THOMAS.
# Louisville, Ky., March 29.
dr. Carter H. Harrison, Chicago, 111.
Dear Sir:— l received your favor of
the 17th inst., this morning, for which
lam much obliged, as it will enable
me to point out a locality in Georgia
and Alabama where the people on both
sides of the question at present divid
ing the country are in extreme want of
provisions, and many who have means
to do so will be compelled to quit their
homes, unless they can get subsistence
enough to enable them to make crops
The people ofCarroll, Harrison, Polk,
Paulding, Campbell, Corveta, and
Heard Counties, Georgia, and Ran
dolph, Calhoun, and Cherokee Coun
ties, Alabama, are represented to me
as not having provisions to last them
until May next; andgreat numbers who
have the means to move, will be com
pelled to do so, unless they can procure
provisions from abroad. All classes of
the citizens are alike destitute, the rich
as well as the poor; and both must
starve if they remain in the country,
unless provisions are sent to them.
The rich are perfectly willing to pur
chase, if any one will send them pro
visions, and wait for them to gather in
their crops before demanding pay
By aiding these people I know you
will be doing good service in relieving
distress, which is common throughout
the south, and will also be giving en
couragement to people who will ap
preciate the relief afforded them in their
time of need.
I am, Sir, very respectfully, your
GEORGE H. THOMAS,
p. g.—Corn anc" bacon are articles
most essential, as the people absolute
ly need something to enable them to
remain at home and cultivate the
SPEECH OF HON. JNO. A. BINGHAM, H. R.
It is enough for me to know that
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1867.
within the jurisdiction of the common
Government of this country there are
men, women and children who are
suffering from famine, lifting up their
haggard faces, stretching forth their
skinny Angers, and asking leave to eat
of the crumbs that fall from your well
supplied tables. "Tell it not in Gath;
publish it not in the streets of Aske
lon," thatthe American Congress, hav
ing the control of such resources as
never before acknowledged the sway
of any other Government, will permit
sixty thousand of their countrymen to
perish for bread within the limits of
their own jurisdiction.
Sir, I think no man living in the
nineteenth century, in the serene light
of Christian revelation, can question
the propriety of feeding the poor, or
can stop to haggle or inquire whether
the man famishing at his door has been
his friend or his enemy.
He will not forget tho Divine teach
ing of our Master, whose intense holi
ness shed majesty over Ute manger and
the straw; who by his own lips com
mands us to love our enemies, and by
the tongue of his apostle enjoins, "If
thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he
thirst, give him drink."
Sir, you may apply in the day of war
the iron rule of war, and say that the
innocent and unoffending in the be
leagured city shall perish with the
guilty; but when war's dread alarm
has ended, as happily it has with us,
when the broken battallions of rebel
lion have surrendered to the victorious
legions of the Republic, let no man
stand within the forum of the people
and utter the horrid blasphemy that
you shall not have regard for the fam
ishing poor, that you will not give a
cup of water to him that is ready to
perish, in the name of our Master, that
you shall not even relieve the wants of
those who have never offended against
the laws. The unoffending little chil
dren are not enemies of your country
or of mine; the crime of treason is not
upon their souls. Surely, surely they
are not to be denied your care. The
great French patriot Victor Hugo,
banished from the Empire for his love
of liberty, gathered little children
around him in his exile at Guernsey,
and fed them from his own table, ut
tering the judgment of our common
humanity in its best estate: "Little
children are at least innocent, for God
wills it so."
Mr. Chairman, if their widows and
children are not already sufficiently
provided for, in God's name provide
for them abundantly. lam ready to
vote any additional neoded relief to
them. I have voted Hitherto, I know,
ten-fold the supplies to them that are
proposed in this resolution. If gentle
men will take the pains to make the
computation it will be found that this
joint resolution provides only to the
amount of a fraction over eighteen dol
lars per capita to save sixty thousand
people from destitution during the
space of live months.
LETTER FROM GOV. ORR, OF S. C.
Executive Department,. )
Columbia, S. C., March 25, '67. j
To subsist our pupulation until the Ist
of July will require, in my opinion,
the importation of not less than four
hundred thousand bushels of corn. I
am sure that I do not exaggerate the
necessities of the poor, white and
colored, when I say that at least one
hundred thousand bushels will be
required for gratuitous distribution
among them. Those who were formerly
wealthy, and hadthemeansofrelieving
this class, are in most cases themselves
reduced to poverty and overwhelmed
by past indebtedness. Hence, com
paratively few persons in this State are
now able to extend charity to their
To give some idea of the scarcity of
grain, I went on a visit to the District
of Abbeville during the present week.
I found that the concurrent testimony
of all intelligent gentlemen was that
there was not an excess of three weeks'
supply of corn for the population in the
district. This was one of the wealthiest
and best cotton crop growing districts
in the State, but the cotton crop has
been unusually short there as well as
elsewhere in South Carolina. Some of
the planters and farmers, from the
proceeds of the last year's crop, are
able to supply themselves with grain,
but many have neither corn nor the
means to purchase. This too, was one
of the districts not ravaged by either of
the armies during the war.
In portions of the districts of Barn
well, Edgefield, Orangeburg, Lexing
ton, Richland, Fairfield,Chester, Union,
York, Anderson, Abbeville, Lancaster,
Kershaw, Sumter, Clarendon, Chester
field, Marlboro', Willliamsburg and
Horry, the destitution is very great,
and it is difficult to determine in
which one of them the wants are most
Any aid rendered will be most grate
fully received, and will be faithfully
dispensed among those whose necessi
ties are greatest.
I am very truly, dear sir, your obedi
ent servant, JAMES L. ORR,
Governor of South Carolina.
Executive Depf, Slate of Alabama,)
Montgomery, March 19, '67. )
Rev. Henry A. Boardman, D. D.
My Dear Sir:— The late disastrous
civil war left the people of Alabama
in greatly changed circumstances and
condition. Thousands of our good
people, before the war, in comfortable
and independent circumstances were
I reduced to extreme poverty and want.
By reliable statistics it has been ascer
tained, the State lost on the field of
battle and otherwise, not less than
forty thousand of her best young and
middle-aged men; besides fully half
thatnumber were maimed and disabled
for life, many of whom have sincedied.
We estimate that fully one third of the
sixty thousand were married men, and
that they left an average of three help-,
less children, making in the aggregate
twenty thousand widows and sixty
are objects of charity. Besides the loss
of husbands and fathers, these families
were stripped by the armies of every
thing necessary to maintain life. To
provide the means of living for this
large population of dependent destitute
people has been no little part of the
labors and responsibilities of this De
partment. In aid of the Governor, he
has associated with him, a State Com
missioner whose duty it is to look after
and provide for the destitute. That
enterprising officer is now in this cham
ber, just returned from a journey
through the mountain districts of north
Alabama, and reports very great desti
tution and suffering from wantof food.
We can supply bread alone, and not
one third of the actual necessities of the
poor is supplied.
The National Government and
Charitable Associations in neighboring
States and cities are doing much to aid
us ; but all this is entirely inadequate
to the necessities of the destitute.
I frequently receive from abroad
liberal contributions of corn and money,
which with the aid of the Commission
ers, I use in such away as to do the
largest amount of good to the greatest
Should your good people be pieased
to make a free will offering for purpos
es mentioned, I promise you the same
shall be so used as to give great relief to
the suffering poor. Any contributions
from you will be very thankfully
Very truly yours,
R. M. PATTON,
Governor of Ala.
REV. A. F. DICKSON, D. D.
(Orangeburg, S. C.)
But,it may be asked, how have these
helpless and penniless persons held out
so long? How have they been sup
ported until now ? Some of them have
only of late sunk down into the slough.
But the proper answer is, because of
the generosity and unfearing faith of
neighbors only a little less poor. Why
I can produce the man who, last year,
when He had but t wel ve busheh* of corn
for his own large family, and no assur
ance of a farther supply, fed it out to
his poorer neighbors at the rate of a
quart per day.
'There is an uncomplaining meekness,
a modest silence, an unwillingness to
crowd one another out of help -a defer
ring to each other's needs, that affects
"I have dwelt on the facts here be
cause I know them. But one has
reached me to-day, from a distance,
that may be relied on. Rev. J. N.
Craig, Lancaster C. H., lately said that
he could name fifty-two families within
his personal knowledge who had no
means of living.
"Things are not yet at their worst.
There are yet four months unto the
harvest —more than four to any harvest
that will materially relieve the poor.
If we have not large help from abroad,
it seems certain that many must per
REV. J. O. LINDSAY.
There is a large proportion of widows
with helpless children, many of whom
are without food except when furnished
by kind neighbors who themselves are
much straitened to supply their own
families. When I was at home a few
weeks since, I was appealed to repeat
edly by families for a few bushels of
corn, who assured me that without it
they could not get through the coming
spring. AH working animals are much
reduced, and in bad condition to culti
vate the crop of the present year.
Famine is thus knocking at the door
of many households unused to want.
Stripped and peeled by the desolation
of war, and famishing under the pow
er of a mysterious but ever righteous
Providence, our people stretch their
hands to more favored regions for help.
They ask for bread; they do not expect
luxuries or even many comforts of life;
they appeal for only what will ward off
the cravings of hunger.
In reference to the number of our
people who are proper objects of char
ity I cannot give information. I think
I do not exaggerate when I say that
four hundred families in one district of
Abbeville need help, and that five
thousand bushels of corn would be for
them a very meagre supply. Many of
the other districts are in a condition
equally deplorable, and in some the
destitution is even greater.
LETTER TO JOHN O. JAMES, ESQ.
Atlanta Ga., March 25, 1867.
lam rejoiced to learn that you Phil
adelphians are adopting measures to
relievethesuffering people of theSouth.
Oh! if you could but see the poor fam
ished creatures that almost hourly come
to our doors, begging for cast off cloth
ing, even for a crust of bread or any
thing that will assist to sustain life, it
would, indeed,arouse you all to action.
We who have heretofore been able to
give have scarcity of money, and are
forced to turn away without aid, as
painful as it is. This is the grand rend-
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ezvous for that class of people within
a circuit of one hundred miles or more,
consequently the demand for charity is
You can see upon the streets, almost
any hour of the day, poor half-famish
ed women perhaps with infants, with
a small load of wood, drawn by one
poor ox or cow, which will bring from
one dollar to a dollar and a half.—
They come from a distance which re
quires two or three days to make the
trip. The proceeds are invested in corn
and meat, and if they succeed in beg
ging a little additional, can subsist their'
families until they return again. In
this way very many of the people
through the conntry have lived for
months. It is a common sight to see
them coming in for miles barefoot
and almost naked, with their little
sacks begging for corn. Men, too, are
here, frorn all parts of the country
hunting work; but not sufficient em
ployment can be found for half of them;
the only alternative is to beg. And
but for the assistance from abroad hun
dreds would perish in our streets.
Hundreds of large families are living
in tents and huts in the shrubs, entire
ly dependent upon charity. It is impos
ible for them to find work. Most of
them are widows from neighboring
towns, destroyed during the war.
To THE CHARITABLE.— ShouId any
one who reads the foregoing desire to
contirbute to the reliefof the sufferers in
the South, they can do so by forward
ing the amount they are willing to
give to James P. Barr & Co., office
"Daily Post," Pittsburg, Pa.— ED.
IDLENESS.— Idleness is the nurse of
all vices. It moves so slowly that they
all overtake it. The Germans and the
Italians say, proverbially, that "idle
ness is the devil's pillows." Some af
fect to excuse this hydra-headed habit
by asking what harm can a person do
when he does nothing? The reply is
ready and plain. He who is passivein
allowing decay is himself a destroyer.
While standingstill and refusing to help
he obstructs the progress of others. We
are told in Holy Writ: "By much sloth
fulness the building decayeth, and
through idleness of the hands the house
droppeth through." And again it is
said: "I went to the field of the slothful
and by the vineyard of the man void
of understanding, and lo! it was all ov
ergrown with thorns, and nettles had
covered the face thereof, and the stone
wall thereof was broken down." The
wots-of C'ato, the elder, are in the
proverb, "that one who does nothing
learns to do evil." Idleness has been
well described to be a moral leprosy,
which soon eats its way into the heart
and corrodes our happiness, while it
undermines our health. Idleness is
costly, without being a luxury. Mon
taigne always wound up the year's ac
count of his expenses with the follow
ing entry: "Item—for my abominable
habit of idleness, a thousand livres."
We toil for leisure only to discover,
when we have succeeded in our object,
that leisure is a great evil. How
quickly would the working class be
reconciled to what they may call the
hardships of compulsory occupation, if
they were doomed only for a short
time t? the greater liar 'ships of com
pulsory idleness. They would quickly
find that it is much better to wear out
than to rust out. The idle man is at
the mercy of all the vices. The work
ing man, on the contrary, finds a safe
guard in his occupation, which leaves
no time for temptations nor desire to
yield to them. It was well said, by
the oldest of the Greek poets, that the
laborer is the sentinel of virtue.
WHAT IT MEANS.—A very common
exclamation in these days, by hard
working men upon hearingtheamount
of their taxes, is "What does it mean?"
We can tell our hard working
friends, who have been voting the Ab
olition tic'.ceb for the past six years,
what it means, in a very few sentences.
It means that you have been voting
to rob yourselves, for the purpose of
enriching as rapacious a set of scoun
drels as ever lived.
It means that you have been helping
to build up a moneyed aristocray, who
by their money control the legislation
of the country for their own interests.
It means that you are paying the
taxes of your rich neighbors, who have
their thousands invested in bonds.
It means that you have become serfs
to the "loyal" lords of the Abolition
It means that you are paying the
bill lor reducing you to the level of ne
It means that a National debt is a
It means that unless you want your
sons to lead a life of slavery, you must
help to hurl from power the thieves,
who, under the disguise of loyalists,
are making this country a despotism,
and its people slaves.
It means that you are unworthy of
thenameof freemen, if you longer con
sent to bear the burden of your bond
Compare the above with your tax
receipts, and see if they do not tally.—
—The aggregate production of the oil
wells at Pithole is now 921 barrels per
—Granville John Penn, Esq., the
great grand-son of William Penn, the
Proprietary of Pennsylvania, died in
London on the 29th ultimo,
ONE OF HER "SWINE."—My sweet
"sprig of geranium" has a fashion,
when speaking of her beaux during
their absence, of styling them "my
Her pa heard her speak thus:
I went to see Jennie one evening,
and was met at the door by the "old
After the customary "How do you
do!" and comment on the weather, he
"I suppose you want to see Jennie?"
I nodded affirmatively.
He then called her: and from up
stairs, over the balusters, in sweetest
accents she replied:
"What do you want, pa?"
"Come down at once, daughter,
here's one of your swine."
Imagine my sensations, amidst her
ringing laughter, after the old boy's
AN ARKANSAS JOKK.—A corres
pondent at Napoleon, Ark., is respon
sible for the following joke, which is
said to have transpired during the late
While trudging along one day all a
lone, a soldier met a Methodist circuit
rider, and at once recognized him as
such, but affected ignorance of it.
Preacher—"What command do you
Soldier 1 belong to the Texas
regiment, Van Dorn's army. What ar
my do yon belong to ?
P. (Very solemnly)—"l belong to
S.—" My friend, youv'e got a very
long way from headquarters!"
THE elder Matthews one day arrived
at a forlorn country inn, and addressing
a lugubrious waiter, inquired if he
could have a chicken and asparagus.
The mysterious serving man shook his
"Can I have a duck, then ?"
"Haveyou any mutton chops?"
"Not one, sir."
"Then as you have no eatables, bring
me something to drink. Have you
"Sir, replied the man, with a pro
found sigh, "we are out of spirits."
"Then, in wonder's name, what have
you got in the house?"
"An execution, sir!"
—A lady in the southern part of Illi
nois, having a few hundred dollars, con
cluded to try her fortune speculating
in wheat. She wrote accordingly to a
prominent commission house in Chica
go, engaging them to act as her agents
and ordering them to invest the entire
sum in that treacherous staple. In a
short time, contrary to all expectation,
it went up to a surprising figure, and
the fair speculator sold out at great ad
vance. Shortly after she again tele
graphed her agents to purchase a large
amount, but they replied in the same
manner that the market was very
much depressed and they would not ad
vise her to buy. For answer she re
peated her order, and by the late ad
vance in prices has peen enabled to
have $40,000 placed to her credit!
ANOTHER CATTLE EPIDEMIC.— The
farmers and owners of cattle in New
Jersey have recently been seriously a
larmed at the simultaneous appearance
in various parts of the State of a new
disease among their horses and mules.
This disease has, in the few cases which
have up to Ihe present time occurred,
invariably proved fatal, and although
thesymptoms are notin all instances
identical, they are sufficiently alike in
their general character to warrant an
apprehension that they are but the be
ginnigofan epidemic, which may possi
bly create as much loss among the cat
tle of this section of the country as the
well-known rinderpest has already
caused in Europe.
WORTH KNOWING.— If people plan
ting orchards would give strict orders
to mark the north side of trees with
red chalk before they are taken up, and
when set out to have the tree put in
the ground with its north side to the
north in its natural position, a large
proportion would live. Ignoring this
law of nature is one cause of so many
transplanted trees dying. If the north
side is exposed to the south, the heat
of the sun is too great for that side of
the tree to bear, and therefore it dries
up and decays.
"RADICAL" ENTERPRISE.— Some
enterprising fellows, a few days ago, un
dertook to upset the corner stone of the
Capitol building at Topeka, Kansas, in
order to get possession of some coins
deposited in it. There's genuine red
legged, jayhawking Kansas for you. It
would be of very dubious policy to
leave the fractional hundredth part of
a dollar 011 the eyelids of a defunct Af
rican unwatched in that progressive
One of the front walls of the Lindell
House, St. Louis, is still standing, and
the marble of which it is built is worth
$120,000; butas it is very high and liable
to fall at any time, the contractors for
the new hotel are in a quandary how to
save the materials, as the laborers will
not risk their lives on it, and to pull it
down by means of ropes would break
and destroy the marble.
—During his speech in Petersburg,
Mr. Wilson said to the negro meeting,
"I am one of you;" but whether he
meant that he was a negro or a white
man, or both, is left to conjecture.—
—Since the destruction of four thous
and begging letters by Mr. George Pea
body he has received about one thous
Gov. Brownlowhas commissioned W.
Sumner, jr., a colored man, as captain In
the State Guard, in Tennessee.
—The extension of our limits to the
western extremity of the continent,
gives the United States four hours and
thirty-nine minutes more sun-light
than'it had before,