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THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1866.
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oiiouai: it. moohi:, Kinroit.
llUlOMHUUHO, HATL'HDAY, l)i:0. 1. ISfiO.
Just boforo any Important event thoro
will nlways ho found Bi)Cculnlor9 on
Ha pnrtlculnr points. Hut n President's
mcssago Is tho nemo of dolltilit to these
lironlicslcrd. What tho President will
nay In regard to Europe, tho demands
ho will mako upon foreign potentates
for redress of an imaginary Injury or a
real one, as the caso may bo, la told with
all tho deliberate expressions of one fully
In tho confidence of tho Executive Still,
by a close Inspection" of theso ellbrts, It
will be seen that there Is a general rule
to co by, The antecedents of the PresI
dent being well known, his amount of
firmness in the lino of any given policy
having been sufficiently demonstrated,
tho Hold for speculation Is spread wide
It Is thus easily seen that with a man
of such firmness of diameter as Presi
dent Johnson, and whoso Executive
policy Is well known, theso prophets
lmvo been offered a rare opportunity of
exercising their powers. Wo are told
beforehand what tho President will say
to Congress, what ho will say to tho
people, and what he will say to foreign
powers. There isjust enough difference
lu their speculations to show that inoro
than ono person Is engaged In them.
Wo do not suppose there can bo much
Ills ability when in tho Senate to with
stand a powerful opposition has not de
serted him in the Presidential chair.
That his course In tho future will bo
much tho same as It hna been wo lmvo
no reason to doubt.
A great deal Is said about tho results
of tho late elections as un Inliuenco upon
tho President's lino of policy that bo
Ing so identified with tho peoplo in all
ho does, ho cannot overlook tins cm
nhatlc oxiirejsion of their views, liut
wo do not seo how these could bo ox-
erted as an Influence with a man of tho
etainp of President Johnson, llo is
emphatically one of the people, and Ills
acts nro identified with tlio best niter
tsts of tiio people. Tho lata elections
wcro far from being faithful expressions
of popular opinion. "What we waut as
an expression of tho popular feeling is
. a great mass meeting of tho peoplo of
oil parts of tlio country, or what would
he bettor, let there be numbers of them
Theso will show the truo feeling that
predominates in the minds of tho popu-
lace, and we have no fear as to the em
phatic endorsement of President Jolin
non. When tho whole people show a
wish for a dlfioreut policy than that of
President Johnson, it will bo time to
uny that ho Id not with tho people.
T7 A TIT HA T. OEATOH,
readers may Jiavo neara 61 Utiliurai
Clinton U. Fisk, or Fiske, mthcr, for
that yarrior elongated his namp, with n
final o about tho time that tho late A.
Lincoln added him to tho vast and glo
rious company of paper generals. Fiske
(pronounced Flaky under tho new spell
ing, and intended to hint toward French
extraction) by uo means won his mili
tary honors in the deadly breach. lie
rose, llko an nerouaut, by tho lifting
power of "gas." llo shot up with
marvellous velocity from tho useful but
Bouiowhat humble position of n weeder
and packer of onions on tho outskirts of
Woathcrflold, Connecticut, to tho ele
vated rank of Major-Goneral United
States Army, without either fighting a
battle or seeing ono, although his friends
aver that he onco heard one. Tho fact
Is that FIsky (this Yankee-Franco cog
nomen is charming) had neither appe
tite nor aptitude for fighting. lie
"snuffed battles nfar ofr," after the
fashion of tho war-horso, but, unlike
that imprudent animal, his fancy was
to gut as far away from thoirsulphurous
and suggeStlVo fragrance as a stout and
nlmblo pair of legs would carry him.
Hut while Fisky's sword rusted his
tongue and pen wero never idle. He
wroto periodical letters to what are
culled "religious newspapers" In the
orth, recording " a wonderful work of
graoo" In sonio benighted negro-quarter,
which was uiwuys sure 10 uo progressing
(oy tlio Lord's help) under tho auspice
of Elsky. That was his tack. He be
eamo a distributor of tractu. Ho led
prayer-meetings at, which the touls of
multitudes of Africans wero brought
into n hopeful condition ol orthodoxy
and theso blessed .additions to tlio com
pany of tho faithful, as registered by
fisKy, and printed hy Jtadioal new:
papers every where, wakened hallelujahs
jinall tlio judical churches. Hardihood
.of noso acquired lu tho culluro of tlio
onion was of infinite servlco to F. in his
labors Umong tho pious and perspiring
blacks, boon tlio fervent Flsky began
to reap his reward. Ho was prayed for
and pulled so persistently lu tho shoddy
moetiug-houses which dot tho plains
nnd decorate tho crags of row England,
that ho would have boon a downright
ass to fight battles when fame, rank, bars,
unu men biars, ranio to mm cheap, Jn
.plenty, nnd without a particle of per-
.bonal peril. Why "seek tho bubblo
reputation in tho cannon's mouth"
when It could bo had Just by, ut n freed
men's camp-meeting or u " Colored La
dies' Dorcas Society?" Go reasoned
Flsky, and soundly, too, as tho event
proved, for In duo tlmo ho found him
self n Miijor-Goneral, and at tho close of
the war way transferred to tho Freed
inen's Unrcaii, nnd mado Assistant
'Ooninilsslonorand Military Commander
over Koutucky, Toniici-.so, and portions
of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, nnd
Hero Flsky found himself suited to
his mindthe fighting nil over, so tJmt
there was no danger oven of being ucal
tlentally shot plenty or niggers, plenty
of pluudor, and plenty of power, Ho
nurlwl things lor a .-easou ith a high
lw;4-impovor.ishe4 tho hclplcrt and
enriched himself lived luxuriously, at
tended by us many blacks as an Eastern
pacha. In short, although his piety had
always been profitable, novcr before hnd
ho sucli an occasion ns during this brief
season of blls to clap his hands and cry
out, " uodilness Is groat gain 1"
Ilutwuddonly, without Inward moni
tion or visible warning of tho dire ca
lamity at hand, thoro enmo nn order
from Andrew Johnson which stripped
Flaky, In tho twinkling of an eye, of all
his power, and turned him loose with
out pay, emoluments, orshottlder-strnps,
on tho long path which led back to his
native Weathersfiold. Jlo didn't tnkc
that path, however. Much as tho Yan
kees afi'oct to love "Aow lug-trwid,"
(heavy emphasis on "gland") the first
effort of tho Infant born there, after a
preliminary whetting ;of his faculties
and features on his paternal rocks, in to
gel away i and tho last thought that
crosses his brain when ngo approaches
and ho has cheated some distant com
munity out of arompeteuce, Is that of
returning to lay his own bones at home.
A thoughtful fear that his indigent cous
ins there might bo tempted to work
them up Into buttons perhaps has some
thing to do with this.
.Fishy, therefore, instead of going
home, has been wandering over the
country, delivering lectures, mnking
long prayers, and collecting money to
provide tho Carolina blacks Willi tracts
and trowscrs. Ills "honest-earnings"
In tills way must foot up hnndomely.
Of course ho engages tho sympathies of
the loyal by a pathetic account of Ids ex
pulsion from tho IMirenu, and kindles
their virtuous Indignation with harrow-
lug tales of " the murder of freednicn,"
etc., under thetiusplcos of " the perjured
Johnson." Wo read ono of these vera
clous harangues in tho New York Tri
(nine tho other day, reported in full
Ilenco theso little reminiscences of thu
orator. Should ho ehnnco to como this
way, let our readers keep his history and
services in mind and treat his hut when
ho passes it round Willi tho proper re
spect. A wolf in sheep's clothing is a
disreputablo and unpopular beast at
best, but wo fancy thatfowspccinionsof
tho kind have ever travolledtliecountry
In a heavier suit of " wool" than that
which veils tho voracity of llshy.
THE FUTtTEE OF MEXICO TTN
DEE A NATIVE aOVEEIfHSKT.
That something has taken place be
tween tho Governments of Trance and
tho United States to enable tho latter to
givo a more direct and open support to
Juarez than it has hitherto done, or
could havo done, consistently witli its
former professions, no one who has
watched the receut couwoof events can
doubt. In its correspondence with
Franco tho Government Jof tho Union
has repeatedly declared its strict neu
trality in Mexico, but in Geueral Sheri
dan's letter to General Sedgwick the
of this policy Is openly
tho "Imperial buccaneers," as well as
against Ortega and Santa Anna, is as
serted. Any arrangement which prom
ises to glvo Mexico a Government cap
ablo of protecting life and property
must bo considered a benefit to that
country. The French, in ndvanclng
upon tho City of Mexico four years ngo,
announced as thoir aim tlio overthrow
of President Juarez. In so doing they
deprived .Mexico of the best chance of ob
taining a strong Government which it hud
enjoyed for many years. It was from
tho first impossible that they could give
Mexico a Government j they only gave
it one faction the more. Tho niill'lons
they havo spent In Mexico aro irrecover
ably lost. Juarez reappears as tlio only
practicable rulor of Moxico, and the
Kmperor Napoleon has failed in tlio
greatest enterprise of his reign. All tho
mischief that has been dono cornea or
nttributlng un inordinate etHeacy to the
liuuimvc oi individuals ffivimr them..
selves out for " men of Providence,"
"saviours," and "regenerators" of so.
clety, and tlio like. All tho recovorv
that can bo hoped for must be effected.
us it now ucKuowieugeii, by retiirniu
to the old system of observing nature
.....1 T..1I ! 1 ..... . . a
uuu mowing ner indications. VIth a
native Government supported by a
powerful neighbor, ami relieved from
tlio preposterous load of debt which tho
Fmpcror Maxlmillun had contracted in
its name, Mexico will lmvo a bet'ter
prospect of order and prosperity than
sho has had for many years. From the
London Daily 2Cews, November 17.
OENEItAL EHEEUAN'3 MISSION.
I haw, reason to know that General
Sherman's mission to Mexico tho mpu-q
of which renders tlio French Govern
ment journals nlmo-t speechless is to
tho full as Important as'thov manifest k-
understand It to be. M. Drouvn ii
Lhiiys, hi a dispatch which has been
published, promised distinctly that the
l-rencJi army would evacuate Mexico in
tlireo detachments, tho first of which
was to leave it nt tho bcglniiinL' of De.
ceiuber. For reasons unoxnhilneii m.
uumporw wmcn wero mtliiL' out nt
Cherbourg to fulfil this contract reci.lv.
cu counter orders. Somothlng was
tnrown out nbout waiting for Generni
Casteljiau's return from his mission to
Maximilian, end it has been said in thu
Government Prea.3 tlmt it would bo
moro convenient to bring tho whole
army buck together next Spring. To
any such changes of tho original arrange
ment I can, however, assure you that tho
uniK'dbtales lui vo boon no party. And.
moreover, tho United States intend to
proceed upon theassumptlon thatFraneo
will net up tho letter of M. Drouyn do
huys's dispatch. It will befound that
General Sherman has instructions to
asuiiio that tho con t met is fulfilled, nnd
to Ignore tho fact of tho French troops
not Having gone away so wion ns prom
ised. If their preseuco should oppose
will mako with tho only Government
rccogniml by tho United Stntcs-thnt
of Juaro-tho fault will bo with Franco,
which, will flud Jlsclf in the disagree
able position of n person who, having
.distinctly taken leave of tho master of
tho house, yet hangs nbout tho promised.
Paris Correspondence London Daily
A NuV Hook nr Mils. i:. n. U N. HouthwohtiI.
T. H. Pktkiwon and IIkotiu:iih,
Philadelphia, havo In press and will
pnbllshonSnturday, December fifteenth,
a new book, by Mrs. Emma D. E. N.
Southworth, entitled "Tho llrido of
Llewellyn," which will, beyond all
doubt, pro vo to bo the most popular and
successful work that ha over been
written by her, for sho Is boyond nil
question tho most powerful femalo
writer in America, If not In tho world.
No ono ever read a chapter of one of her
works, without wishing to read the
whole book, and nono ever road one of
her books without admiring tho rare
genius of Its author, and wishing that
sho might soon write another. Her
scenes aro life-pictures, her incidents are
founded on facts, and her scntlmOntsuro
charaelerl.ed by n singular purity both
of conception and expression. Sho has
tho raro faculty of saying what she
means, and of saying it In Mich a man
ner that a meaning cannot bo misinter
preted. In nhort, she possesses in an
eminent dogreo those qualifications
which aro the peculiar prerogatives of a
good writer ; and while sho delights the
reader's Imagination witli her descrip-
tlve beauty, she applies home truths to
his understanding with tho force of r.v
tlonal conviction. Tho " Brideof Elow-
eliyn" will bo welcomed by nil such
readers especially ; and tlioso who have
never road the works of this gifted
woman should not fail to buy and roiul
tills now novel by this gifted American
Hvni'Kr.'n NnW MoNTiit.v MAOAZtJfr.
York: Hmpirimil hiolliors,
A simple but touching ballad, by Miss
Alico Cary, entitled " Uncle Joo," opens
tlio December number of this popular
magazine. An Instructive, entertaining
and well-written article, by Mr. Charle;-
llallock, gives us tlio "Secrets of Sublo
Island," nnd In "A ltemiscenco of
Sleepy Hollow," E. Oullbert gossips
pleasantly of tho old homo of Washing
ton Irving, of whom ono or two inter
esting anecdotes nro thrown in. Fach
of those articles is Illustrated, nnd in
respect of spirit and delicacy of work
.several of tho engravings deserve the
highest praise. Miss Mary Titcomb
contributes n very interesting paper on
tho great painter, Gilbert Charles Stu
art; Charles Manson sketches "Behind
tho Scenes" in n way which is suro to
sharpen tho curiosity of tyroj to get a
glimpse of that famous locality for
themselves. " Mark Twain" edits tho
" logs" of tho Captain and two passen
gers of tho clipper-ship Hornet, which
was burned in tho Pacific Ocean in May
of tlio present year. A graphic and up
prcelntivo sketch of John Bright, nnd
out, too, which just now will bo read
oi "inside," begins n serial entitled
"Tho Virginians in Texas," which
promises well. Tho short .stories, " The
Work of Salvation," "Tho Twentv-
third of July," mid " Vino Lane," aro
all decidedly above the average of mag-
Galaxy. New York : W. ('. nnd K I'. Church.
By a curious conjunction tho poems
of Walt Whitman nnd of Swinburno
are reviewed in tho tlahu-y. Thoro aro
in tho sanio number papers on "Tho
American Cavalry of tho Uevolution,'
byA.S. Brackett; "America, the Land
of Wealth," by J. A. Church ; " Mosby
and his Men," by J. F. l'itts. This hut
is n well-written and interesting storv
of tho war. Tho poetry of tho number
is not up to tho average.
AT1.ANT10 .MOMTUI.V. llohioa: Ticluior mid
A .( ...3.
The number fur December opens with
reminiscences of Itev. John Pierpout,
by John Neal. Tho paper " Through
uroauway" is Eonoiany and entertain
ing, and is in tho best vein of that ad
mirablo essayist, H. T. Tuckorman
uumpscs ot iiio in India, especially
us domestic plmsos, aro given by Mr. J
Y. Palmer, v. ho writes of "My Heath
en at Home." G. Boynolds discusses
" Borneo and Bajah Brooke," and C. C
Hazewell writes of tho " Fall of Aus
tria." Tho " I'as-sagofrom Hawthorne's
Note-Books" aro us original, character
istic, and suggestive ai over. Fiction is
represented by tho continuation of
Kutimnno jloruo" unci by " Tho
Singing-School Bomnnco," tho author
of which must bo a dlsoinlo of Hahne
mann, judging from thoextcnt to which
ho dilutes tho trivial Incident unon
which tho htory is founded. Tho jio
litical article this month unon "Bocon-
struetion" is said to embody tho views
of Mr. Fred. DoiiKlass.
Youxri I'oi.ks. U Mon: Tli-knornnil riiM.
Thenitmborfor December havinirfailed
to reach us, wo aro unable to civo tho
usual critical notice of this popular
Tin: guano tit Chincha
Tim street cars of New Albany, In
diana, are supplied with stoves.
Tiik Sunday liipmr law in at. Louis
has beennnnulled by tho Supremo Court
A l'ui.i: fight for tho ehanipionshin
of England is arranged to oomo on- next
April, near Loudon.
Tho Western Union Telegraph Com
pany have laid a miblu In Vinovard
tiouuil, connecting lJolmos' with Woods'
Hole. Jt is prepared also to extend
telegraphic communication with Nan
tucket by ft cablp.
The Chicago luko tunnel was complet
ed on Saturday. Tho centro lines from
both ends coincided within nine nnd n
half inches, while tho flours of each
tunnel Join with a diuoronco of oro
inch. TJils triangular comjm.totlun ii u
rrent engineering fwit,
by tho Oablo . to Tuosday,
A Ponian .Outbreak Immi
nent in Iroland.
oi tho lionclon Xrvotsa.
THE FENIANS WAIlfiKl) TO EXPECT
NO MEBOV FttOM EXOLANU.
Tho First Uprising to bo Stamped out
with cm Iron Hooli
London Viom on on tho Ala
VOICU 01' THE LONDON puk'ss.
Ij:Uuy, Tuoxil ly, XoTembr r 27,
A'MAIikt;u Honsatlon Is manifested
hero at tho prospect of an Immediate
outbrenk in Ireland.
Ail the Loudon papers'to-dny, except
tlio Post, simultaneously use strong and
hitler language against tho Fenians, and
warn tiiem that tiiey win rccoivo no
The 'J imei says: "Tho rebellion must
lie stamped out, as wo stamped out tho
The A'cw.t says : " England must put
down relentlessly tne seditious move
ments which her misrule luwstirred up."
Tho Telegraph declares" that measures
must be taken which will render It cor
tain that tlio very first symptoms of re
volt shall bo stamped out with an iron
Tho (SVffi'Miys: "Englishmen dread
tho odious necessity of crushing liny
Tne Standard fays : " Captured rob
bers should certainly bo loft to tho just
rigor of the law : and there should be
uo hope for thorn from tho United
Tho Jlbming Herald, referring to the
condemned Fenians in Canada, says:
" There should bo no loophole of escape
for futuro offenders."
Troops aro being nt to Ireland, and
gunboats aro failing for Irish ports.
a:,- actual oUTiiiir.vK w iisklakd
iti:i'oiiTi:j) nupiiussivx: mkakut.iw.
IjOSDO.v, TuchJii', Nm onilj.r Iff,
The Feninn troubles in Ireland havo
as-umed considerable proportions, and
thero is no doubt that a Ecrious out
break lias occurred.
Two regiments of National troops
wero urgently ordered to Ireland yester
day afternoon, and trnnspoits were
A largo detachment of nwrin03 wero
aiso sent over to Quec.'.btown.
ed to sail lor Quocustown immediately
-uucii alarm is felt at Cork and
throughout Ireland generally.
ino London Tunes this morning bo
Ilovc3 that tlio Chief Organiser, Steph
ens, will soon arrive on tho scene, if in
ueeu no nas not already.
Tho Globe editorially hints that moro
serious trouble with tho United States
is really at the bottom of thu Fenian
what is i:xi'i:cTi:i) oi-
liONiios, Tuesday, Knvomlicr 17.
Tho Morning Herald believes thattho
(jo.vernment of the United ritates will
endeavortodefo.it the Fenian plots a
tno proper time.
i-KAJNUK AND UNITED STATES
AN IMl-OKTAXTTKUtflSAM TIIOM Tiff
u.vm:i statih oovi:k.vmi:.vt to it:
I.ondu.v, Tiiisil.iy. I.'ovcinbor 27.
A telegraphic disatch was received
jescoroay irom iislmigtoti by tho
united States Minister at i'aris. The
dispatch was a very long one, occunv
ing many hours in transmission, and it
Is believed that it relates to the Mexican
ENGLAND AND UNITED STATES,
Vlli: AI.AllAMA CASH.
IjOMuis, Tucvlny, Ndm mbor 37,
iiio jKirmiw JleralU to-dav .savs that
United States Minister Adams has re-
vived the Alabama case. A Cabinet
mceuug win foou ho held, witen the
case will receive tlio consideration
winch Its Importance deserves.
TU.Vm: BUFOUM IN K.V(!r,AN).
I..ISUO.V, Tni'Mliiy, .Vovrmlcr 37,
n is onicinuy nnnouncci that ihn
aoveruincut has peremptorily refused
tho u of tho parks for trndo ruibrm
UUAJOItS 01' A CHAXfli: I.V TIIK Pltl-.s-mr
I'Miin, Tnc.tay, Nincmlwr 27.
Tliero aro rumors that chances nro
about to bo mado lu tho French
A MISSION' TO I'.OMj:.
l'i.oin:xci:, TuuMlny, Nuvcmlicr 77,
Tho Italian Ciovernmcnt has doter
mined to 5,eud Vege.J on a misdion tb
Titr.iii: aro thirty-five hundred oil
walls in Venango County, of which
nbout onu half tiro producing, and of
iiitao ono mm average, when worked,
uvo oarrois per day,
A Catholic revival Is going on In
Taunton, Massachusetts, which has re
suited In tho conversion of sl. or seven
young men and women of tho Protes
tant faith, who aro now receiving In
structions preparatory to boing confirm. '
Ml Into tho Catholic Church.
GENERAL TRESS DISPATCHES,
Tin: akuimt of oiiti:ga.
In order to clear up tho doubts ns to
tho cnuso of thu arrest of Ortega, and
tlio authority upon which It was made,
I am enabled to say that General Shorl-
dau ncled upon his own motion lu or
dering tho arrest of Ortega nndlils paf'ty.
General Sheridan has communicated tho
particulars of tho arrest and the reasons
that Induced his action, and tlio Gov-
nment approves his eourso. It ap
pears that Ortega, In the opinion of Gen
eral Sheridan, was violating our neu
trality laws, and that he Is supported
In Mexico by u very small part of Drlt-
isli and French merchant1)- theso being
really the only adherents or supporters
of Ortega In Northern Mexico the
Mexican or nativo population nlmost
unanimously supporting Juarez. Ortega
contemplated a coup d'etat, and luul no
supporters except tho former adherents
of Maximlliau. It is further stated
that tho object of tho French and Eng
lish merchants was to control tho valu
ablo trado In Northern Moxico, nnd
prevent American morcluvuts from mo
nopollziug tho Mime. Prior to tlio arrest
of Ortega affairs were lu n disturbed con
dltlon, but now thoro Is confidence aud
tranquility upon tho Kio Grande.
WITHDRAWAL 01-' I'llEXCU Tl'.OOl'S
Slnco tho special meeting of the Cub!
net yesterday afternoon, thero has been
tlio greatest interest manifested us to tho
purpose of this extraordinary conven
ing of that body, aud various specula
tions havo been sent off to tlio Northern
Press on tlio subject. Wo aro enabled
to state positively that tho Cabinet was
called together to consider our foreign
relations. 1 u this connection it may bo
stated that it is known that tho French
Government has declared its purposo to
disregard the arrangement for tho witli
drawal of thellrstdetachmentof French
agreed upon Mr. Soward nnd Drouyn
doLliuys. Tho French Emperor lias noti
fied our Government thnt ho cannot
effect tlio withdrawal of tho troops un
til next Spring, when ho proposes to
embark tlio entire force at onco. In
view of tho failure of Napoleon to com
ply with his agreement to withdraw a
portion of thc'io troops, nnd Inasmuch
as tho notification of this forfeiture of
tho agreement comes at tills lato day
our Government is not disposed to put
full confidence In tlio further promises
of tho Fiench Emporor. There is rea
sou ior houovnig that this matter was
tho itnniediato causo of tho Cabinet
meeting on Thursday, and Friday of
int-t week thosubject wasngain consider-
"ed in tho regiilarsession. General Grant
being present by request of tho Presi
dent. It is intimated in official circles
that instructions lmvo been sent to our
Minister in Franco to demand tho im
medlnto withdrawal of tho French
Tho estimates for the noxt year will
bo much less than heretofore, especially
In the War Department. Tho Quartermaster-General,
who formerly requir
ed enormous appropriations, will not
ask udollur for tho coming year.
THK CO.VSr.llVATIVi: AUMV AND NAVY
Tho Conservative Army and Navy
Union, at their meeting on Thursday
mam, oi iat weeiv, alter a warm dis
cussion, passed oy a two-thirds vote
.series ot" resolutions declaring that tho
proposed Constitutional Amendment
ought to bo rejected, and that, in tho
judgment of that organization, it ia
clearly tho duty of tlio Conservative
Press throughout tho country to appeal
to tlio Northern and Southern States
to extend sullrago to tho iiclto on sucl
qualified b:u,Ls as may be deemed proper
mm j u sr.
ffin: ;,ati: elections.
In conversation with n friend n fow
days since, President Johnson remarked
mat it was a mistaken idea that tho
recent elections had established tlio fact
that tho comingConirresj would Imnmn.
Uadical than ever. Tho elections had
indeed perpetuated tho power of Con
gross, but the same eloctlons had cstuh
lishedtho fact that tho Constitutional
ivincnumentcouidnot bypassed. Wasit
not tncreloro tho duty and interest of
ootn parties to unite on sonio middlo
plan that would admit tlio South on
terms satisfactory to tho North? AN
though tho President did not distinct! v
refer to tlio plan of Universal Suffrarro
mm i. iiivcrsiil .Ylllliesiy, 110 Waa under.
1 1T..I . . . '
tood to allude to It.
A statement has been published thnt
tno i'rojidentlins given to Mrs. Tiiomp-
uu puunissiuii ior iter nttsbaud. Jacob
Thompson, to return homo. This is
untrue. Ho positively refined to
iiny such permission, but said Thorn n-
son must take tho consequences of rn.
turning, as other prominent Hebols still
A cop,s!(ler.iblo number of crlnnled
Uncharged soldiers aro constantly urriv-
iiero irom .Northern cities, to enlist
n tho Invalid corps of tho army. Munv
are navmg tnoir laro paid from tho
imds of Suldiers' Homes, nh flrllnhln
nd other Institutions, and as no morn
cripples nro received Into tho army,
thesu men aro thrown penniless upon
tho Hoard of Relief of tho Soldiers' and
mors' union, and must bo bupportcd
furnished transportation tq their
miiifts, Tho fact that buch men aro not
recruited lieru should bo mado nubile.
and their coming discouraged.
A Fp.r.Nuir electrician, M. Charles,
says that a lightning rod protects a cir
cular hpaco (around tho roil), tho radius
of which is equal to twice tho height of
tho rod abovu the roof of tho building
to which It Is attached, According to
this theory, If a rod extends ten r...
nbovotho top of n house, it protects a
circular spaco of forty feot in clianiotcr. ,
FEARFUL TRAGEDY IN IOWA.
ON Thursday evening, November
eighth, J. W. Myers, h resident of Man
chester, deliberately shot nnd killed his
own child, nnd nttumptcd to finish his
bloody work by murdering his wife. It
appears that on tho evening in question
lie obtained n pint ol brandy at a drug
store and proceeded homo, llo appear-
to bo In his usual health and spirits, and
artook of a hearty supper.
After dining ho remarked to his wlfo
that lie would addressn nolo to his moth
er, nud having written nnd folded thu
innio, ho put It In his pocket. Ho then
tlssed his wlfo In an alfectlouato man
ner, mopped into mo Kiicuon, iook
down a shot-gun which had been pre
viously loaded with buck-shot, aud de
liberately fired upon his wlfo through
an open door. Tho charge passed over
her head and through tlio front door
casing. Ho thou passed out and around
tho house to tlio east window, and point
ing tho inuzlo of tho gun through ono
of tho panes, discharged tho other at
IiM motlior-ln-lnw, who was standing In
tho front room with his l.abo, n child
eiulit months of aire, lu her nrms. Ho
probably Intended to kill her, but miss
ed his aim, tho shot hitting tho little
Innocent In tho back, and passing
through camo out in tho region of the
ubdomcn, killing It almost instantly and
badly shattering tho hand of his moth
er-ln-law. llo intended to kill them
all, and supposing that tho deed was
finished, ho turned and Hod to tho barn,
which stood near by, and completed tho
bloody chapter by cutting with his own
hand his throat from ear to ear.
Tliowholoof this transpired in a very
few moments, nud, uroused by tho dis-
charge of tlio gun and tlio screams of
tho women, tho citizens rushed to tlio
snot. On bursting into tho house a
scene met tlio gazo that beggars de
scription, aud caused tho stoutest hearts
to tremble with an tindellnablo hor
ror. Ui and down tho room, frantic
with terror, rushed tho motlior-lu
law, her dress clottod with blood,
which but a fow moments before had
coursed In tho veins of thochlld that re
clined in her lap, wlillo tho young wife,
stuplilcd by what had taken place, was
more dead than alive. In tlio uproar
aud confusion no ono thought of making
search for tho author of all tho misery,
and it was supposed that ho had lied ;
but about an hour and a half afterward
his body was found, his lifo being ox
tlnct, his throat being fearfully gasliod
from ear to ear, while around nud be
neath him thu Uoor was covered with a
Tlio escape of tho wife was almost mi
raculous. In tho sido of tho wall, oppo
site tho placo whero sho stood, can be
counted tho holes of twolvo largo buck
shot. Ho fired at her head, but his ex
citement prevented a deliberate aim
aud tho shot passed over her harmless.
Mr. Myors was a young man thirty
years of age, a tinner by trade, quiet.
Industrious, of sober hftblts, nnd much
respected us a citizen. BovomI luting
wuru iouuvi uu ma pucsuu, tiomo ad
dressed to his wlfo, and another to tho
public, wherein ho accused her of inll
dellty. Jealousy was undoubtedly tho
inciting cause which led to the perpe
trating of tho fearful deed, although it
is not Known whether ho ever had any
grounus lor suspicion or not, his wifo
ueing a woman Highly respected. Du-
ouqae (yoira) Jleralil.
IKPEOPER CONDUCT OP TEACH
On Tuesday of last wcok vorv renin.
lienslblo conduct was perpetrated in tho
puoncschools or Ebensburg, this county.
A Mr. Singleton, a young sprigofu hiw-
yerwno was ncandidato for District-Attorney;
last year on tho Disunion ticket
aud was defeated of course, is nmv em.
ployed as Superintendent of (ho schools
in Ebensburg. Ho teaehos tho higher
cias. i lo has for ono of his assistant-,
mo samo building, n Miss Eliza Jones.
iur. ,,oiin uiair, a worthy citizen of
j.uciisourg, and tho keeper of a yerv
respectable hotel in that town. i,nJ 'n
bright little boy of about twelve
of ago, who was utteiidini? the seimni
eiass uiiight by m Jones, it t-'cems
that a .shiny, black-faced, woniiv.im,,,!.
od little negro girl was attending ).
Fame school. Miss Jones ordered fi.
Intelligent llttlo whito boy to sit be-ido
the llttlo black girl (an unusual nhm,, f
heat boys beside girls in idiool under
tiny circumstances). The whito boy ro
fuod, said ho "would rather sit on tho
floor than bosldo tho nigger," The mis
tress told him "it was n bet W t,i..,.
sit than in a bar-room u-m,
heads." This expression Mimvivl ,nJ
vu.Rinsneiy tne partisan feeling of lici
conduct. Tho whito boy still refu-ed
i.amsuii leacner then locked the
.U..JI so unit no ono could get out to re
port her proceedings, it is wild m
Singleton did tliof.amo with the door of
ins iuijiii III li n K:nia ,n,l,l ,, -vri...
Jones then commenced flo'ew' 11...
whito hoy for not sitting bosldo tho
negro giri, nnd during nearly half n
day, It 1 SlUd.sho IllOst lllllnerelfnllv
lirlltttnn.l l.t ilt 11 ji .
"...ei..i mm, num -mo uoy was so
ormsod and mangled that ho could
uiiruiy reacn 111s father's hoiwo."
" "llr inioriiiant mis given us the
nun, wo KKik upon this us ono of dm
most diabolical acts wo havo over re-
coriieo. tiio attempt to teach miscego
nation in a school-room, nud to enforce
It with cruel nnd unniltlgated punish
ment, Is a crlmo of so horrid and re
voltlngu character that should condemn
Its perpetrators to the deepest scorn and
contempt of every human being
Johnstown Democrat, November 1 1.
A London correspondent, referring to
tho want of hotel accommndatinna i.(
will bo felt In Purls during tlio great Ex
position, branches olf into tlm aur.t rt
nuiei-ivoeiiing general v. Tolns.in.t,,,,.
ccm m Hiicu nn undertaking, i,0 recom
mends tho employment of Amwh.m
stownriN. Sqit seems nt least 0110" vex
ed question" U settled nt last, and it'is
ly mi Aincrjcnn after all lliat
" keep u hotel,'
Cuimi: Is rampant In Chicago.
NtNr. failures lu Lynn, Mussaehufoiti,
within tho Inst mouth.
Vuuy fine oysters nro felling at tin
wharves In Aloxaudria ut ilfty cents piT
QUAUANTiNn on vessels from Ntv.
Orleans has been removed.
Hon. Cavij Johnson, of Tennessee,
died last Friday.
Tin: Lalco Erlo fisheries, along tho pf.. jp,
nlnsuln, aro realizing haudsoino pruQu. jsj
Tiimii! largo whales woro seen in tin
harbor oil' Fortress Monroe a fow d.iy ' '
1 loo ra. To innko boots last four yenrj,
Grease well Willi a mlxturo of tallow,
lump Mack, nnd beeswax 5 thoti f-ct tlicto
awny in a closet. Tins method lias nov
or been known to fail.
Tun Wilmington (North Carolina) "
Journal nay that tho peanut crop of that
section of tlio State Will bo about half us
largo as before tho war. Tho uvt-rngo
then was about eighty thousand bushel,
A NKW Islaud Is forming lu tho Ml
souri Elver opposite St. Joseph, ami
two citizens have built n shanty 011 i;
lu order to secure tho first claim to cn
trv when tho Government places It In
tho market. It Is two miles long.
Tin: report of the Secretary of Sta'o
of Illinois, now going through tho pru, 1
will show tho total receipts 01 the trcui-
tiry during tho hist year to beSl,8.i(l,(jug1
and tho disbursements $1,871,000. Tim .'
present debt of tho Stato Is S2,2Si.Vl(w '
a reduction of $110,000 within tho year.
Wr. havo Into advices from Moutarw, '
Snow had fallen to n groat depth in jhn,
region of Fort Isenlon. 'i ho plains wcv '
covered to tho depth of tlireo feet, mil M
several westward-bound trains, with
women and children, wero enduring
It Is said that tho negroes of Mobile
established a savings bank n short tlnio
since, nnd it got along swimming,
until .1 circus came along, when theili.
positors drew nllthomonoy out In onlu
to attend it.
Tin: American yaclit Alice is laid up
at East Cowcs for tho Winter, nuno of
the English yachts having accepted llr. -.
Appleman's challengo to race for one
hundred pounds. TheHiVcwill probu- '
bly sail for Eoston on or beforo tlio IiM
of May next.
It is stated that tho report of the Sec
retary of War, to bo submitted with the
President's Message at the opening of
Congress, will show that there is but
0110 Revolutionary pensioner living -Samuel
Dunn, who culbted in
Hampshire, but who lives in New York.
A bisi'ATon from Des Moines, Iowa,
says a party consisting of Daniel Ellis.
Mrs. Maker, Miss liakor, and two yuatu
ladies by tlio nuiiio of Munnorn,mU jjj
of nino years, aud another young lady.
left Knoxville, Iowa, in October Jr.-t, t
cross tlio plains, woro captured by ttu ?
Indians, ana all but tho three young la- '
dies wero killed.
Tin: Good Templars of (ho Huue.
hanna District hold n Convention iu ' '
Shlppciisburg.Cumberland County, Im ' .
week. The attendance was very hir-r-and
reports from nil quarters speak nf
nourishing condition of tho order. The
next session of tho Convention will U
held at Harrisburg, February, 1807.
A coituESPONDi:.vT of tho Cincinniul
Garrtfc estimates tlio population of Cin
cinnati at two hundred and ton tlimiv
nnd. In 185! thnt city contained but
sixteen thousand inhabitants; Neu p irs
and Covington wero petty villngos;'
suburbs wero nothing;. no railroad-. tw
isted; and turnpikes wero unknown.
An old colored woman, after wntdiin-:
anxiously for two nights for thoiuetcoi-,
propounded tho following Interrogator
to another of her race: " Whore am il"
flro stars dat wero to shoot last night,
what do whito folks talk so inuJi
nbout?" The other roi.lled ; "ie.v
dat lien Butler is been about and bottlcu
dent nil up." '
A man named Martin Talo. llvin- m
Cumberland County, Pomisvlvani.i.di.-J
a low nights ago of hydrophobia. !!
had been bittehbyarablddo-nlno ei b
ago, and was under a seemingly sue
ful medical treatment when he' bwaiiu
unduly excited utsoinedoniPMtlcini.l.!iM.
took sick immediately ihinmfiir. snd
died in tho most terrible agonies.
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