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Jan. 13, ISSB
Imost valuable MANURE now in the market is MIT
CHELL C CROASDALE'S Improved Ammoniated BONE
SUPER-PHOSPILAPE OF LIME. It not only stimulates
the growing crop, but permanently enriches the land: It
is prepared entirely by ourselves under the direction of one
of the first Chemists in the country, and is warranted) pure
and umform in its composition. It only needs to be seen
by the intelligent Farmer to convince him of its intrinsic
value as a permanent Fertilizer. For sale in large or small
quantities, by CROASDALE, PEIRCE A:
101 North Wharves, one door above Arch St., Philada..
And by most of the principal dealers throughout the coun
try, [March i 4, 1838-3 m.
The Alexandria Foundry has been
bought by R. C. McGILL, and is in blast„
and have all kinds of Castings, Stoves, , .
chines, Plows, Kettles, &c., &c., which hestutitga
will sell at the lowest prices. All kinds
of Country Produce and old Metal taken in exchange for
Castings, at market prices
April 7, 1858,
NOTlCE.—Estate of John Hastings,
&ea. 1.. t tors of Administration ' with the will an
nexed, on the Estate of JOHN HASTINGS, late of Walk
er township, Huntingdon county, dec'd.. having been
granted to the undersigned, she hereby notifies all persons
indebted to estate to make immediate payment. and
those having claims against the same to present themdul
authenticated for settlement.
April al, 1858. ELLEN HASTINGS, Adin'trix.
GROUND PLASTER can be had at, the Huntingdon
Flour and Plaster Mills. in any desirable quantities, on
and after the Ist day of March, 1858. We deliver it free f
charge on the ears at the depots of the Pennsylvania and
Broad Top Railroads
Feb. 24, IS3B.
i, ; ;;;;;' buy CLOTHING from me in Huntingdon at
WHOLESALE its cheap as they can iu the
cities, as I have a wholesale store in Philadelphia.
llunting,dou, April 14, ISSS. H. ROMAN.
Call at the store of BENJ. JACOBS.
montll9. 6 months. I'2 months.
tit 50 $3 00 $5 00
No. 371 Broadway, New York
It. C. Mc•GILL
$1 50
Patient and faithful, and tender and true,
Praying, and thinking, and working for you—
Bearing all-silently sorrow for years—
Hopefully striving to conquer my fears :
Say, did my patience, my tenderness, truth,
Merit not more than the blight of my youth? /
Give me once more my wild energy back,
Give me the hopes that illumined life's track ;
Give me the faith that I wasted on you—
Give me the love that I squandered thereto—
You cannot; too lightly you cast them aside,
And for you and all others those feelings have died
Yet, though the hopes that I cherished are dead,
Though the light from my spirit forever bath fled,
Tho"twas doubting in God when I doubted in you
As my standai d and type of the lea) and filo true ;
O'er the wreck of my life I would never repine,
If the peace I have lost were but added to thine.
c ietett, ( stoti.
Gently and quietly the night folded its
wings over a pleasant home among the Green
Mountains, where a happy circle were gath
ered around a blazing fire of maple wood.—
It was one of those old fashioned homesteads
of which every •one has a bright idea; tall
trees bent over it as if to shelter the young
hearts that beat happily under that roof, and
peacefully even as the birds that sung to
them through the long summer days, dwelt
the little mountaineers in their secluded home.
Their parents had now been absent a week
on a visit to friends at a distance, though it
was midwinter, and the broad evergreen for
ests were thickly covered with snow. They
were not the people who spend in pleasure
the loveliest season God gives us, for little
thought could they take of journeying for
amusement when the rich fruit and waving
grain was ripening for them to gather.
It was the farmer's season for flitting now;
the harvest moon had long since waned, and
left rich stores in barn and granary. There
were • stalwart boys to leave at home, who
knew right well what care was needful—and
the parents had not feared to leave the little
band alone, without any protection but their
own innocence, and the care of him in whom
they trusted.
Trained as they had been to brave all
storm and danger, caring little for either,
the hardy children had enjoyed the indepen
dence of being left "to take care of them
selves," as James Graham expressed it, and
now they were recounting all the home du
ties they had faithfullyilim4brmed, for the ab
sent ones were expected home that night,
and each little heart beat happily in the con
sciousness of having done right.
" Well," said James. "I guess father don't
expect to find all the corn husked when he
gets home."
"No, nor the old shed boarded so nicely,"
said Richard
" What have you got to tell father, Annie?"
said James to a little gentle creature, who
looked like a little white morning-glory with
blue eves.
"01i! I shall tell how good we've all been,
and how I helped you feed the lambs every
" You'll tell him we've been good, too,
won't you, cousin Marion ?" asked Richard,
for the rougish boy began to rem , 3mber cer
tain instances of his teasing and fun, which he
thought might not sound very well in the ac
A gay and brilliant girl was cousin Marion,
who had escaped from the dull restraint of
the city, for a little while, to enjoy the free
dom she loved. Oh, it was strange how she
could leave a sphere of gaiety and fashion,
where she was the brightest star, to sit on
that old stone hearth in the farmer's kitchen,
and crack butternutts or help to pare apples
till her little hands looked black enough ; but
she did love it, and dearly they all loved her:
she was so gifted and so kind, so winning to
all ; and then, as James said, " she was a
first rate hand at making candy and popping
But Marion Norvelle was not genteel—in
deed she wan't She had rather play the
romping games of the country girls, coast
with James Graham of a moonlight night,
than dance the bewitching polka in her splen
did city home—and why should she not ?
for the shadows of old bending trees were on
the frozen lake, and the moon shines brighter
there than gas-light does in crowded room on
beauty which God' did not make. Perhaps,
Marion had holier thoughts than those of
mere enjoyment, for every night she had
gathered the children around her, and with
them repeated a prayer, so earnest in its few
simple words, that their young eves closed
fervently as they knelt, and all her mirth and
gaiety was for a few moments forgotten.
Now, as she sat on a rude, low seat, with
Annie's sweet face resting in her lap, the
glowing fire-light lit up her face with the
truest gladness as she answered Richard :
"Yes, coz, you have been good almost all
the time, and—
While she was thus speaking, the whole
group were startled by a low, distinct rap
ping on the window pane, and there with its
white breast pressed close against the glass,
was a trembling dove, peeking the frost-cov
ered window, as if he plead for shelter from
the driving storm. All the children ran eager
ly to the door,and Richard laid the dove gen tly
and carefully in Marion's hand. The flick
ering light of the candles shone far out into
the lonely road, dimly showing two figures
all wreathed with falling snow. It was un
usual in that lonely place to see strangers
passing at night, and the ever restless Rich
ard exclaimed:
- "You carry in the dove and warm it and I
mean to run out and see who they are."
Beautiful looked that half-frozen dove to
the kind ones who had rescued it. As it nes
tled close in Marion's bosom, there was a
gleam in its opening eyes that seemed almost
human—an earnest that told of quiet grati.,
tulle and content. They smoothed the ruffled
white plumes caressingly, talking all the
while to " Doyle," as if it knew their mean
ing. They scarcely heeded - the entrance of
Richard till he said :
"Those folks were beggars, and wanted we
should keep them over night, but I told them
as father always does, that every town took
care of its own poor, and if they had staid at
home they needn't suffer."
"Who were they ? how did they look ?
where did they come from ?" inquired all at
" Oh, they looked bad enough. There was
an old man and girl, not so big as Marion,
and they came from some place down below
that I never heard of before. The old codger
said he was going to see his brother'up North;
but I guess he made up that story."
" Why, Dick, I didn't think you'd turn off
an old man and a poor shivering girl, in such
a night as this ;" and as Joseph spoke he
went to the window, adding, I don't think
father and mother will conic, it storms so; if
they are on the way they will put up some
" The old man's breath smelt of rum," an
swered Richard, " and if he can buy that he
can buy lodging. I did pity the girl, to be
sure, for when I told him that the tavern was
two miles of; she said, 'Oh, dear, that seems
a great ways.' But, then, father says it is
only encouraging folks to drink if you do
anything for them when they wander about
Richard did, indeed, repeat an oft heard
sentiment of his father's when he said this;
for though a worthy man in many respects,
Mr. Graham was one of those who remem
bered the poor only as far as the sufferers are
good and virtuous and struggling hard to sup
port themselves.
But the holier teachings of his wife had
given to the children other and better feel
ings, and Richard's conscience smote him
when Annie quietly said, " mother would'nt
have sent him away, if the man did drink
" You promised us a story cousin Marion,"
said Richard, glad to turn from a painful sub
ject ; " tell us one of old times, I like those
best." " Tell about a war," said James.—
"Abvut Indians," said Fred. "About when
you was a little girl, like me," said Annie.
" Tell us about something you never told us
before," said a quiet boy in the corner.
If the gifted Marion had one power in per
fection, it was the highly valued but rare gift
of telling stories. There was a low seat in
the kitchen, which they called a "settle;" it
answered the place of a wood box and sofa in
the winter evenings, and being painted bright
red and varnished, it looked like a good-na
tured laughing face in front of the fire. On
this the children used to sit for hours and
listen to cousin Marion's enchanting stories,
which were usually thrilling realities of His
tory, dressed in her own glowing thoughts.
Sometimes she recited an old fairy tale, or
some wild legend of early times ; but to-night
the white-plumed dove lay lovingly by her
breast, as it uttered those moaning sounds,
which nothing on earth equals in plaintive
sadness. Marion's heart beat time to the
mournful notes, for there were noble feelings
striving against her woman's feaofulness;
thoughts of the poor sufferers in that wild
storm, of their peril, and it might be, of their
She arose resolutely and said, " I am go
ing to find those beggars;" and as she spoke,
she began to wrap a shawl around her, while
her lovely face glowed with courageous feel
Don't go," pleaded little Annie, "you'll
be all buried up in the storm."
" God will take care of me, Annie," she
answered, laying the blue-eyed dove in the
child's lap.
" You shall not go alone, Cousin Marion,"
said Richard, whose bitter feelings were all
awakened by a little reflection. "I'll carry
the lantern," said James ; for, rough boy as
he was, be knew how to admire heroic reso
lution. and knew the peril of such an errand.
While they arc hastily wrapping coats and
cloaks around them, we will follow the beg on their lowly path.
" That house loked some like our own
home, didn't it pa!" said the pale, sad-heart
ed girl, as she looked back on the lighted
house where shelter had been refused them.
" Oh ! how I wish we were back where we
used to live," she added, as the old man
walked on silently.
"You have forgotten, haven't you, that the
old place don't belong to us now," he answer
ed harshly; "don't worry about it, for we
can't help it now."
"I know it," she said sadly, "we have no
home anywhere." Oh! how mournfully those
simple words were spoken, bearing the tale of
a young heart crushed and blighted, of young
hopes chilled forever. It touched even the
heart of the hardened father, and he drew his
motherless child close to his side, murmuring
" poor dove ! poor Isabel !" Ay, the beggar
girl bore the proud name, and she had graced
it in happier days ; when her father was an
honored and trusted man; when the noblest
vessel on the broad lakes was his own ; before
ruin had ruined a God-like intellect, and
wasted a princely fortune.
It was dark now in those forsaken hearts,
even as on God's earth, and their path was
lost. Paster and faster came down the blinded
snow, and in their utter desolation the wan
derers at last sat down, unable to proceed,
and weary with exertion. And now the ne
glected Isabel lay folded in the bosom of the
father whose fallen fortunes she had so devo
tedly shared, and hot tears fell from his eyes
on her pale face.
" Isabel, darling, can you forgive me that I
have deprived - you of love and home, and
everything on earth? can you forgive me for
being a drunkard ?"
" Oh, father! do not talk of those things
now; I am so happy in dying with you, dear
Shadowy phantoms gathered dimly round
the repenting man, pointing far back to a lost
home and character; to a grave of a broken
hearted wife, and to the fast closing eye-lids
of his gentle daughter. Broken words of
agony and contrition mingled with the hollow
dirge that the old trees sung over the dying.
Isabel's eyes wore shut; the father knew it
by bending his check down till it touched
hers, and he felt almost glad that he saw not
the closing of those beautiful eyes; so many
a weary day their light had cheered him since
poverty and drunkenness had driven him out
to beg for daily bread ; they were clear and
blue as the waters of their own beloved lake,
and they ever looked kindly on him. Now
they were closed; the•eyes of the weary spirit
were opened, and she saw such white-winged
angels as had often floated dimly through her
dreams, and sun-bright flowers and gushing
fountains, and dwellings of wondrous beauty
were before her.
Thc, , re they are perishing. Though Isabel
has earnestly longed to die, and as she revives
a little from the death-lethargy, she nestles
closer to her father's bosom, like an innocent
dove, and feels it is sad to lay down a young
life here in a dreary tempest, so far from all
of life and sympathy and once she gazes
round and sees the wild storm-clouds parting
slowly, and one star trembling in its distant
home. No, 'tis not a star, 'tis a light, and
there aro sounding footsteps and cheerful
The father roused himself at her hurried
words, but they were too nearly exhausted to
call for help. Marion heard a faint cry, as of
one perishing ; it was just like the moaning
of a dove.
"Here, Richard, this way with the lantern!"
she exclaimed, as she bounded. ovr the snow
drift, by which the wanderers lay. They saw
a bright face bending tenderly over them, and
felt that life was yet theirs. Marion seemed
suddenly gifted. with skill and energy to re
store them ! and the boys could. hardly be
lieve they saw their wild cousin in the snow
wreathed figure before them. She poured
warm cordials on the colorless lips of the old
man, while James took the light figure of
Isabel in his arms and wrapped her in his
own coat. She smiled faintly in gratitude,
and entreated him to go to her father, but he
was already standing by his preserver, anx'-
iously inquiring for his daughter. And now
the whole party heard. the sound. of approach
ing sleigh-bells, and Richard joyfully ex
claimed :
"'Tis father and mother !"
Though startled to see so strange a group
by the road side, the parents soon understood
all, and the old man was comfortably placed
in a sleigh, while the rest followed in a track
homeward. James would not give up his
rescued charge; and, leaning on his strong
ami, with cousin Marion's ever-joyous words
of hope in her ear, Isabel felt like one waking
to a new life.
It was late on that eventful night when the
blazing fire went out on the hearth, and all
were asleep. In vain they sought for the
rescued dove ; it had flown none knew whith
er, for little Annie had fallen asleep while
the others were away.
Morning brought new bloom to Isabel, but
not so to her father. A few days he lingered,
and those who watched tenderly by the dying,
saw the flashing forth of a glorious intellect
even in decay. "When the next Sabbath sun
was setting, the sun of his life went down
also, not in the clouds and darkness, but sur
rounded by a blaze of holy light; even that
hope and trust in Heaven.
And what became of the orphan, Isabel?
They took . the sweet bird to their own nest,
and she became a gentle sister for the little
Annie, a loved daughter to her protectors ;
and when five bright summers had flown
gently by, she became the wife of James
Never was bridal graced by a fairer guest
than the light-hearted and lovely Marion ;
and though the white dove never returned to
nestle in her bosom again, she always called
Isabel, in the language of her own heart
romance—THE DOVE or THE S-romr.
The following synopsis of the new militia
law embraces all its main features, and will
no doubt be quite interesting to many of our
Section 1 provides that all able-bodied
white male citizens between the ages of
twenty-one and forty-five years, and not ex
empted by the laws of the United States,
shall be subject to military duty, excepting
persons in the army and Navy of the United
States, 'Ministers of the Gospel, Professors of
Colleges and School Directors, and Judges of
the Courts, together with all persons regular
ly and honorably discharged from the Army
or Navy of the United States, or from the
Militia of this State, or any of the United
States ; and all persons who have served for
scum consecutive years in a uniformed com
pany, the proof of such service to be the cer
tificate of the commanding officer.
Section 2 provides for the annual assess
ment of all persons liable to military duty,
at the rate of 50 cents each, a roll of whom
shall be separately kept by the - Assessor, and
left at some public place for examination, of
which notice shall be given accordingly.—
The County Commissioners are to determine
who are . exempt from military duty under this
Act. Persons refusing to give informationi to
the Assessor, of the names of persons liable
to be enrolled, shall be lined $lO for each
such refusal. The Assessors, Commissioners,
Clerks, Collectors, &c., in the execution of
their duties under this Act, shall be subject
to the instructions of the Adjutant General,
and any neglect or refusal to perform the
same shall be punishable by a fine of not less
than $25 nor more than
Section 3 provides for the collection of the
tax of fifty cents annually from every perscn
not exempt from military duty, as commuta
tion for the non-performance of such duty,
specified under the Act of Congress, of May
8, 1792; the same to be collected at the same
time and in the same manner as other taxes
are collected, and paid into the County Trea
sury as a "Military Fund," the account of
which shall be kept separately by the Trea
surer, and the fund applied exclusively to
military purposes.
The conmmuding officer of each uniformed
company shall, on the first Monday of May, in
each year, deliver to the Commissioners of
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his proper county, and to the Brigade Inspec
tor of his Brigade, a copy of the roll of mem
-bers of his company, and also a list of per
sons who have paid to the funds of his Com
pany 50 cents a year as an equivalent fur
I military service, which contribution shall ex
empt said persons from paying the tax to the
The Assessors, Commissioners, Collectors,
Receivers and Clerks, are to receive for their
services, compensation at the same rate as for
making the annual assessments of property
and holding appeals; and the Treasurers shall
receive 1 per cent. of the "Military Fund,"
as fees for receiving and disbursing the same.
Section 4 relates to the organization, uni
form and discipline of the Militia. The State
is divided, as now, into twenty Divisions; each
county shall be a separate Brigade, and the
city of Philadelphia shall be divided into three
Brigades. The regulations of the U. S. Army
shall be conformed to, as near as possible, ex
cept that a Regiment may consist of five Com
panies; and the uniform of all companies
hereafter organized shall be that of the Army
of the United States. A company shall num
ber not less than 32, rank and file, and when
deficient in this number, shall be disbanded
by the Brigade Inspector.
The Commander-in-Chief (Governor) is au
thorized to select books in instruction in tac
tics and discipline,which shall be furnished by
the Adjutant General to all commissioned offi
cers, and paid for out of the "Military Fund."
All existing uniformed Companies that
number 32 non-commissioned officers and pri
vates each, arc considered organized under
this Act.
Whenever there are five uniformed Com
panies in any Brigade, they shall be formed
into a Regiment; but Companies already or
ganized into Regiments, shall continue under
their present officers until the expiration of
then• commissions.
Section 5 provides that on the first Monday
of June after the expiration of the commis
ions of the Brigadier Generals now in office,
and on the first Monday of June in every fire
years thereafter, the members of all the uni
formed Companies that shall be organized on
or before the first Monday of June, 1850, shall
meet at their usual place of meeting, and elect
a Brigadier General and Brigade Inspector
for each Brigade, and such field officers as
their several Regiments or Battalions may be
entitled to, as well as the commisssioned offi
cers to which each Company may be entitled.
The commanding officer of each Compamy,
assisted by two members whom he may choose,
shall superintend the election. The returns
shall be delivered, within five days, to the
Brigade Inspector, who shall transmit the
same to the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
and file a duplicate copy in his own office.—
Vacancies to be filled as now provided.
On the first Monday of June-after the said
election, and on the first Monday of July in
every live years thereafter, the election for
Major General shall be held, by the commis
sioned officers of each Brigade, at the county
seat of their respective Brigades. Theßriga
dier General, or other senior officer present,
assisted by the Brigade Inspector, shall super
intend said election.
This section further provides for the ap
pointment and election of the non-commis
sioned officers of Regiments, Battalions and
Companies, as heretofore; directs to whom
resignations shall be made ; and declares that
no one shall be eligible as Brigadier General
or Brigade Inspector who lives out of the
bounds of the Division.
Section 6 provides for the organization of
the Division, Brigade and Regimental Staff.
The number and grade of the officers of the
several Staff Departments, remain as hereto
fore. This section also defines the duties of
the Brigade Inspector, and fixes his salary at
$l5O a year, with allowances for printing and
Section 7 authorizes the commanding officer
of each Regiment or Battalion to organize a
Band of Music, and appoint the leader there
of; which Band, when required, shall attend
the meetings, parades, &c., of said Regiment
or Battalion. The Bands may be disbanded
by the same authority that organizes them.
Section S relates to the issuing and safe
keeping of arms. Every organized company
shall, under the direction of its commanding
officer, erect or rent a suitable armory ; the
rent of which, in the city of Philadelphia,
shall not exceed $250 a year ; in Allegheny,
Lancaster, Reading, Pottsville and Harris
burg, $2OO ; and in other places, $lOO ; to be
paid out of the " Military Fund" of the Bri
gade. An armorer shall be appointed by the
commanding officer of each company, to take
charge of its armory, an . 4 be shall receive
$1 a day for the time actually employed in
clensing guns r..;.1 other duties connected with
the safe-keeping and preservation of the arms
given into his charc , • t ,e. The commanding ca
cer of each company shall be responsible fOr
the arms and equipments supplied it, and shall
give bonds for their safe-keeping and return.
The Adjutant General shall furnish, at the
expense of this State, all the arms, equipments
and camp equipage, required by the various
officers and companies, for the performance
of military duty, if the same shall be in the
State Arsenal when applied for. All camp
equipage shall be returned to the State Ar
senal on or before the first of November, in
each year.
Section 0 provides that all the organized,
uniformed, and equipped companies in each
Brigade, shall parade iu full uniform, by Regi
me:t, Battalion or company, once a year, be
tween the Ist of May and the Ist of October,
as the Brigade Inspector may order, for dis
cipline, inspection and review; or in lieu of
said annual parade, the commanding officer
of the Brigade, may order his Brigade, or any
Regiment, Battalion or Company thereof, to
parade and encamp, for not more than six
consecutive days, between the dates above
mentioned ; which parades and encampments
shall be governed by the regulations of the
IL S. Army.
In addition to the annual parade or encamp
ment above specified, regimental or battalion
parades may be held twice a year, for one day
at a time; and companies in cities and incor
porated boroughs may be required to parade
not exceeding Six times a year; all other cora
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panics four tithes a year; but no officer or
member shall be paid for parading oftener
than six times a year.
Officers, musicians and privates of the uni
formed Militia shall be exempt froth civil pro
cess and from jury duty, whilst in uniform,
and going to, remaining at, or returning from
any parade, rendezvous or 6ncathpment ; and
their uniforms, arms and equipments. ' as well
as the horse of every officer and member of a
cavalry or mounted company, Shall be for
ever exempt from taxation, and froth levy and
sale on execution for debt.
Orders for encampments and parades for
inspection and review, shall be published at
least twenty days previous to the parade, in
such manner as the commandant of the Brig
ade directs.
The Major General of each division shall
review one of his Brigades in each year, ac
companied by the officers of his staff, and.
while so employed shall receive the pay of a
Brigade Inspector.
The Brigadier General is required to attend,
with his staff, the annual inspection and re
view of the several regiments and battalions;
or other general parades, in his Brigade.
The commandant of each company, at the
annual inspection shall furnish the Brigade
Inspection with a return, showing the num
of officers, musicians and privates on parade.
the number of absentees, and the number of
uniforms, arms and equipments in posession
of his company, a copy of which returns
shall be transmitted to the Adjutant General
within thirty days.
Each Company may form by-laws, rules
and regulations, not inconsistent with this
Act, for the Government and improvement of
its members, which, when approved by two
thirds, shall be.binding upon them. All offi
cers non-commissionedofficers, musicians, and
privates of any uniformed company of troop,
shall receive one dollar and fifty cents for
every day actually on duty in pursuance of
this Act, and for each horse used by them;
two dollars per day.
Section 10 constitutes the Brigadier Gener
al, Bigade Inspector and Field Officers of
each Brigade, a Board of Auditors, of which
the Brigadier General shall be President, to
audit and settle all just claims on the
tary Fund for expenses incurred under the
provisions of this Act, which shall be paid by
their order on the Treasurer of the proper
county. The Board may have all necessary
printing and publishing done for the Brigade,
shall keep a record of their proceedings, and
receive one dollar and fifty cents a day for each
day's service.
County Treasurers shall report to the Adju
tant General annually on the last day of
December, the amount of their receipts and
expenditures on account of the Military fund
during the year, with the balance remaining
in their hands.
Section 11 provides for the calling- out of
the militia in cases of invasions, tumults, in
surrections, riots, breaches of the peace, &c.,
for their suppression, and defines the duties
of officers and men on such occasions. Dis
obedience of orders in any such case is pun
ishable by a fine of not less than $l5 nor
more than $2O. All non-commissioned offi
cers, musicians and privates, ordered out in
case of riot, tumult, breach of peace, resis
tance to process, or whenever called upon
aid to the civil authorities, shall be paid one
dollar and fifty cents per day ; and all com
missioned officers shall receive the pay of offi
cers of the Army of the United States, to
gether with all the necessary rations and for
age - and for the horses of any mounted men,
one dollar per clay.
Section 12 is very long, and relates to the
organization and proceedings of Courts of In
quiry and Courts Martial, for the trial of offi
cers and privates on all cJiarges of improper
and unmilitary conduct.
Section 13fixes the fines and penalties for'
violations of the provisions of this Act, to be
imposed after trial by Court Martial.
Section 14 relates to the "Grand Staff,"
and provides that, in addition to the ComMan
der-in-Chief, who shall have twenty Aids,-be
ing ono in each division, with the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel, appointed and commis
sioned by him for the term of his office, from•
among such persons as shall have preliously,
held a captain's commission, the Grand Staff
shall consist of an Adjutant General, who'
shall, until otherwise ordered, act as Quarter
master General, Commissionary General, In
spector General, Paymaster General Judge
Advocate, General and Engineer-in-Chief,
with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, who
shall be appointed and commissioned by the
Commander-in-Chief, for three years from
and after the passage of this Act, and who'
shall have his office at Harrisburg, with the
other departments of State.
This section also defines the duties of the'
Adjutant General, and several officers of the'
Grand Staff; fixes the salary of the Adjutant
General at 5600 a year, payable with all oth
er salaries and expenses allowed by this Adi.,
out of the General Military Fund; and au
thorizes the Governor to appoint a Military
Storekeeper for each Arsenal, at a salary of
$3OO a year, to hold office during the pleas
ure of the Governor. •
Section 15 and the last, direct the' Secreta
ry of the Commonwealth to have a Suffi'cient
number of copies of this Act printed in pam
phlet form, to furnish each and every conk
missioned officer, county commissioner, as-:
sessor, collector and receiver of taxes, with a
copy thereof; and also with a copy of all the
rules and regulations which may be estab
lished in pursuance thereof by the Comman-
der-in-Chief, who, in preparing the same Shalt
be governed by the rules and regulations of
the U. S. Army, so far as the same are ap
A Remarkable Family
We mentioned some time ago, that the Wife
of Mr. Mahlon Houck, of Robeson township,
had given birth to triplets, or three living
children, all boys, and that the babes and
their mother were doing well. It may inter
est many of our readers to know that Mr:
and Mrs. Houck, with this little brood, are
now in this city at Newkirk's City Hotel,
South Sixth street, where they intend to re:-
main several days. The children, now over
four months old, continue well and hearty,
bid fair to grow up to manhood together.—
They arc bright little fellows, and as large
as children of their age that come singly into
the world. They have the joint occupancy
of an enormous cradle that was made express
ly for their accommodation—a piece of furni
ture which we venture to say, has not its
counterpart in size, in the possession of any
household in this city. It may be imagined
that Mrs. Houck has her hands full, literally
in attending to the wants of this triple addi
tion to her family ; but she appears to be as
warmly attached to them all as she could
possibly be if there were but one to claim,
her affections. She had been the mother of
seven children, previous to the birth of these
three little ones. As may be imagined, their
presence at the City Hotel attracts a good
many visitors, principally ladies, who natty=
rally are curious in matters of this sort.—
Reading Democrat.