The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, October 21, 1863, Image 1

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Administrators' and Executors' Notices, $l. 75
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Wins desired, still he contltitted tilt forbid and charged ac•
cording to these tern/5.
CURRENCY, Washington, July 22,'63
WIIEREAS, By satisfactory evi
dence prennted to the undersigned, it has boon
made to appear that the First National Bank of Hunting.
don, to the County of Iltintingdott, and State of Peeneyt-
Sallie" has been duly organized nutter and itccording to
the requirements of the act of Congress, entitled "An act
to provide a national cat entity secured by a pledge of Bah
fed States Mocks, and to provide for the ciiculatton and
redemption thereof, approved February 25, 1863, and hits
complied with all the provisions of said act required to
he compiled with before commencing the business of
Ranking: Now, therefore, I, Hugh McCulloch, Comp
troller of the ouurmty. do !tetchy certify that the said
First National Bank of Huntingdon, County of Hunting
don, and State of Pennsylvania, is authorized to cont
inence the LUBlnetni of Banking under the net ntoreaaid.
In 'testimony whereof, I hereunto set my band and
anti of office this twenty . ..second day of July, 1563.
111.1011 McCULLOCIL (Seal of the Compl
Coloptroller of tbo 1 troller of the Cur-
Currency. I reney.
No. I. 1. Large Fitfully Wringer, 810,00
No. 2. Medium. <<f, 7,00
No. 2} c, ~ <, 0.00
No. 3. Small " ct. 5,00
No. 8. Large Hotel, " 14,00
No. 18. Medium Laundry S tlrun tlB,OO
No. 22. Larye '' i...rai.J 30,00
Nos. 2/. and 3 have no Cole. All oat
ors are warranted.
*No. 2 is the size generally used in
private families.
ORANGE JUDD, of the "American Ag
riculturist," says of the
child COll readily Mt log not a inhfull of clothes in
a feu - znlnuteat It to in reality O. CDITSIRS FAvenl A
Time Streit! and a STRXOT/5 eirelt ! The saving of
Mill alone pay It large per restage on its ete.t. We
think the mach itto touch more than en"' .1 for itself ere
year' in the saving of gar., utbl Them am seventl
kinds, nearly alike in gonetel construction, but 010 corn
eider it important that the n't Luger to fitted with 04;6,
other. imt to mass at gat Islelit llllly clog tho , olierg, and
the rollers upon the crank-1.1114s and tear the clothe.,
.or the rubber break loose Item the shag. Our ern Is one
of the first looks, and it is NY 0000 03 ALAI' after nearly
fora triton' CONeTAnt . coo.
Every Wringer with Cog Wheels Is War
ranted in every particular.
No Wringer can be Durable without Cog
A good CANVASSER wanted in
every town.
V - On receipt of the price from pia
eel?, where no one is selling, we will
501(1 the Wringer free iif expense.
For particulars and circulars act
dress R. C. BROWNING,
347 Broadway, N. Y
Aug. 12,
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z R. A. 0. KERR,
S,AoSrli.l4l. liariaalim
ted to be th e beet ever offered to the public, mud
t err superiority is netiefectority vetsblivlied by the roe
flair In the last e?gbt years,
OVER 1,400 MORE,
Ac these [so-4)inra have been sold than army other man
trfactured, and more medals Intro been awarded the pro
priolors by different Pair. and Institutes than to any Mit
ers. Tho Machines ate warranted to do all that la claimed
for them. They are now in use in several families in Al
toona, and In every case they alto entire satisfaction.
Tke Agent refers those desiring information a to the
superiority of the Machines, to A. W. Benedict, Joseph
Watson, E. 11. Turner and E. B. Beitlemon.
The Machines can be seen and examined at the store at
Lhe .4trent, at Altoona.
Price of No.l Medd:in. silver plated, glass foot and now
ptylo Ileinmer—s6s. No. 2, ornamental bronze, globe
foot mai new at,3 le Hemmer—P.s. No, 3, plain, with old
style Remmcr tt, (Oct. 21, 1862-17,
Only dose faithful soldiers who, front wounds or the
hardships of war, are no longer fit for active frehl duty,
sill he received in this Corps of honor. Enlistments
st ill be for t h en, 3 ears, unless sooner discharged. Pay
and Mimeo - moo Fame no for officers and men of the United
fltates infantry; except that on premium or bounties for
,onlistment will be allowed. Thin will not ins ;titanic nay
flellSiUlth or bOIItILIC4 which may he duo for previous se,
For the convenience of service, the men will be selected
tier three grades of duty. Those who nee most efficient
and ablediodial, and capable of performing guard duty,
etc., will be nested with muskets, and assigned to connse
pica of the Fleet Battalion. Those of tho next degree of
zflicieucy, including those Who hove lost a band or nu
arm ;and the least effective, Mantling those wire have
Jost a foot or leg, to Gio companies of the Second or
laird Battalions; they trill he armed with swords.
Tho duties Will be to not chiefly ns provost guards and
garrisons for cities; guards for hospitals and Other public
4sildinga; and ea clerks, orderlies, dc. If found emcees
Fr, they may be assigned to forte, Ix.
Acting Assistant Provost Marshals General aro author
ised to arrant tilicers of the Resider timelee, or of the
Invalid Corps, to administer the oath of enlistment to
iimee men ula hare completely fulfilled the prescribed
Conditions of admission to the Invalid Corps, Yia :
1. That the applicant is unfit fur service In the field,
2. That he it fit thc the duties, or eotue of them, iodira
ted above.
.S. That, lino now In tho sertlce, /19 was honorably
4. That he Is ntertioriona and deeming,
t'or enlistment or iurthrr iidmmation, apply to tho
Board et Enrollment for the dibttict im uhlctt 010 Appli•
Fans is a reAitloot
/ix onIerAVAILES E. FRY, Provost 3Lwahal General.
• J. D. CASILqiiMf,
Captain and Vtorost Mat •IVI.
ituniingoloo, Job , 0, 1E.63.
S, L F, D• E,
Plll.t, AND 5 A: 7 JOHN Et., NEW YORK.
Velvet, Cloth, Silk, Merino, .De Lc ine,
<f c. , &a and SHAWLS of almost cv
cry description, is so well known tlint we only dcsiro to
Yemlnd our friends and the public generally, that the sea
son for getting ready their Fall Goods is now at hand i
gEr flood receircd and returned by
Pot? 17, )61A-714.1.
ViTILLIAN. LEWIS, Editor and Proprietor.
Ely 051nbc.
Friday morning, October 16, 1863.
Letter from Rosecrans' Army.
We are permitted to publith the fol
lowing interesting letter from our pat
riotic army friend, S. T. DAvrg.
Div. 20rit A. C. INS. OFFICE,
CHATTANOOGA, TENN., Sept. 28, '63.
the army of the Cumberland has met
the rebel hosts, and again I am per
mitted to write you. It would be im.
possible for me to tell you bow thank
ful I am that I escaped as well as I did;
likewise, to give you all the details of
the terrible battle which has been
fought and is being fought day by day,
since the 10th inst. I will, however,
commence this letter with a short
sketch of the movements of our gallant
army, and the work assigned it, after
which I propose to show that wo have
accomplished what we undertook—
and again inscribed the fair name of
"The army of the Cumberland" high
in tho niche of fame, and won Lew
laurels for the banner of our bleeding
The work assigned the army of the
Camberiand, was to wrest from the
hands of the enemy, Chattanooga, the
acknowledged key to the whole South
ern Confederacy, which time will fully
Our army was lying in the vicinity
of Winchester,Ten,and though as brave
and well disciplined an army as march
es on the continent, it was very small
numbering only—thousand cifeetn.
al men, infantry, cavalry, and artille
ry. It was expected that we would
be confronted by Bragg and Johnston's
rebel hordes, but it was not expected
that our arty was to meet in battle
110,000 Rebels, tho combined forces of
Bragg, Johnston, Longstreet and Ew.
ell', armies.
I start with the proposition that a
battle had to be fought for Chattan
nooga, and that it was worth a battle.
It could make but very little differ
ence whether the battle was fought
14 miles South of Chattanooga in Geor
gia at Chatanooga, or at Atlanta. Suf
fice to say:that, after a march of 200
miles " Old nosey" our gallant leader,
succeeded in compelling the insurgents
to evacuate their strong hold, and fail
back to save Georgia. This was done
by threatening Rome and Atlanta
with theyight of our army—this ac
complished our army, moved by the
left flank cutting the enemy off from
this point and leaving it to our rear
and centre some sixteen miles. Tho
enemy finding himself thus decoyed,
chose his ground—massed his com
bined forces and by 12 o'clock M.
on the 19th of September, were in line
of battle and the rattle of musketry
and roar of artillery on the extreme
left of our line told us that the terrible
work had begun. Precisely at 1 P.M.
our Brigade could be seen moving to
ward the left at double quick, and in
a few minutes we were formed in
double column at half distance, and in
two miles, the 77th Pa., on the right.
A Brigade of Gen. Thomas' corps in
our immediate front had nearly ex
hausted their ammunition and had suf
fered severely from the enemy's fire,
owing to the fact that the rebels had
possession of a rise of ground thickly
studded with tall oaks and saplings,
thus enabling him to use his artillery
to a good advantage while ours was of
little or no account. Soon the order
came to relieve the Brigade in our
front which was received with a wel
come only known and appreciated by
soldiers. lore allow me to deviate
from my subject and notice a peculi
arity. The first impressions of ono
who never took a part in a battle
would be that men would be fearful
and have a downcast look just before
entering the conflict. This is a mista
ken idea. I bare often rode the lines
under similar circumstances, and no
ticed the steady step and sparkling
eyes of our veteran troops and won
dered bow jpollizent, beings could get I
used marching and manoeavering be
tween the jaws of death with a mar
tial air. There is scarcely a word
spoken—all is attention. It is then
that the true "soldier's heart throbs for
victory. But to my description of the
battle. Our Brigade numbered 1100
when we went in to the engagement.
The order to relieve the Brigade in our
front was received—the order to de
ploy into line of battle was given
}}Mich was executed in as short a time
as I can write it. To the charge was
sounded— the Brigade wo were to re
lieve fell to the ground and with a
whoop and yell our little band of 1100
passed over the front line and engaged
the enemy. Each man had GO rounds
of cartridge in his box and 10 rounds
in his pockets, making 70 per man.
Stone River" was our battle cry as
it will be remembered the enemy drove
us on the 30th of December, on the
right.. We fought with scarcely any
intermission until 4 o'clock, when the
rebels finally Poll back with a loss of
many killed and wounded, and three
pieces of artillery. We had possession
of the rise of ground and had driven
them three quarters of a mile. While
the enemy lost heavily in killed, woun
ded and prisoners; wo also found that
our ranks had been thinned—that we
had not repulsed them without the
loss of many . brave and good men
whose names will be handed down to
future generations and held sacred as
long as Americans and American in
stitutions exist.
The firing heel ceased—the enemy
had fallen back, and our part of the
line was quiet. Instead of the shout
of victory—the sharp zip of the mis
siles of death and the crashing of shot
and shell through the trees—the
groans of the wounded and dying fell
heavily- upon the ear. This to one un
accustomed to the appearance of a bat
tlefield is one of terror. Such senten
ces as follows may he heard by the
passer by. • " Tell my friends that I
died a soldier in the discharge of my
duty." " Pray for me Sohn lam dy
ing." "Tell may friends I will meet
them in heaven." By most who are
not severely wounded, such express
ions as the following may be heard :
"Boys I am wounded, give the d—d
rebels h-11-1 will pay them for this
yet. " Where is the surgeon, I want
to get my wound dressed; I think
can conic back and give them a few
more rounds."
We replenished our ammunition
and assumed the defensive. Just as the I
sun was going down, the enemy ap
peered in force, in our front, and ad
vanced with a heavy line of skirmish
ers. Our Brigade occupied the right
of our Division, and the 77th Pa. the
extreme right of the Brigade. Before
the enemy showed himself in our front
at sundown, it had been ascertained
that the right of our lino did not con
nect with the troops on our right by
three quarters of a mile. The enemy's
lino was too long for ours, and in or
der to save the extreme left of our ar
my from a flank movement, we had
to stretch our lines too much. This
was a period that tried men's souls,
and every effort was made to fill up
the gaps, which if left open threatened
our Brigade with disaster. Troops
were ordered from another portion of
the line, to occupy the vacant space,
but, alas i when they arrived the bloo
dy work had been done. The enemy
throw a heavy column on our front
which we engaged and held in cheek
until the shades of night had enveloped
the contending forces in darkness. At
this juncture, the enemy throw a hca,
vy column around our right (the 77th
Pa.) swept round and in theshort space
of three or four minutes, captured near
ly the whole of our regiment, and the
Fifth Company of the 78th Illinois,
which was posted on the left of the
77th Pa.. Among the captured, is
Col. Thos. E. Race, Lt. Col. Fred. S.
Pyfer, Major Philips, Capt. Robinson,
Capt. McDowell, and a number other
officers of the 77th. Our regiment
took about 180 men into the fightand
lost 101 in killed wounded and miss
ing. Many of those reported missing
and captured after dark, are either
killed or wounded, as they received a
cross fire from our line as well as the
enemy's guns. After the enemy had
flanked us we fell back about 300 yds.
and encamped for the night. The
enemy advanced his skirmishersabout
100 yards to his front front where his
line engaged us at sundown. I must
here relate a little circumstance which
happened just after the engagement
had ceased. I received an order from
Col. Dodge, the Brigade commander
to gather up the men who in the dark
ness had become detached from their
commands. I mounted my horse took
an orderly with me, and plunged into
the darkness toward the point where
the battle had ended, and was mov
ing about cautiously, meeting here and
there some of our scattered men, who
I directed to their regiments, when it
occurred to me that I was not far
enough to our front. I turned my
horse to the lost, and moved further to
the front. It was very dark, so dark
that I could see nothing ton feet be
fore nto, My trusty Orderly was close
behind halted, doubted—and
moved a few paces, when I was greet
ed by a streak of fire, the whiz of a bul
let and the shrill report of a revolver
on my right. I instantly wheeled my
horse and drove my heavy spurs into
his sides' By the time I had thip ac
complisLed, not less than 15 or 20 guns
had opened upon us. My horse had
made two or three plunges through
the trees, when the trusty Orderly,
who had got by my side exclaimed,
" oh I mn shot," and fell from his horse.
My horse made another plunge, in
which my sword caught on a sappling
and almost drew me off the horse; for
tunately the sword torn loose from
the belt just in time to allow me to re
gain my saddle, when I made my es
cape with two nice little bullet holes
through the capes of my coat ; leav
ing my orderly and sabre with the re
bels. While I regret the loss of Pri
vate Stephen Black, my orderly, as
brave and good a soldier as- over liv
ed, I also regretted to leave the sabre
that I had carried and wielded on the
fields of "Shiloh," "Corinth," ''Laverg
ne," Trune "Stone River," and "Lib
erty Clap." Upon the scabbard was
engraved the name,renk and regiment
and the engagements—quite a tro-
pity, for some rebel officer. But I was
satisfied to exchange my sabre for my
life or to prevent may capture, for had
not the sword been torn from me the
instant it was, I would have either
been killed, wounded or captured. I
am now without a sword. Believe I
shall look to my friends to send me ono. '
On the morning of the 20th, we re
formed line of battle at daylight and
throw up temporary breast-works. At
9 o'clock A. at., the enemy attacked us
with fresh troops and tried hard to
storm our works. Our artillery was
well posted, and wo bad plenty of it.
Our brave boys were well concealed
behind logs and stones, and delivered
a terrible sheet of fire into the rebel
ranks, which were thrown up to with
in 20 paces of the muzzles of our guns.
I have seen a great deal of hard fight- '
ing since I have been in the army of
the Cumberland. I have seen men allot
down, in great numbers, but I never
saw men three deep before breast
works. Language fitils to describe the
slaughter, while our boys suffered but
little. The rebels threw columns one
after another in mass under the fire
of our ertillery and musketry. I saw
whole squares of rebels swept away
with grape and canister at one die
charge, of a dozen pieces of field artil
lery. At 10 A. M., while crawling
along the works cautioning the boys
to fin low, I received a contused
wound below the right knee bye. spent
grape shot which partially disabled
me, and the ball (which was the size
of a large walnut with the hull off)
not been nearly spent it would have
taken my leg off, The battle raged
furiously along the whole line. Our
Brigade fought on the left centre of '
our line. The Centre held its ground
until near 12, when the enemy over
the right and loft flanks
when the centre was obliged to fall
back, which though exposed to a ter
rifle fire from the enemy was attended
with little confusion. Our left (Tho
mas' Corps) and our Division which
was on his right rallied and held the
ground steadily until about 5 P. M.
when Rosoy withdrew the whole ar
my back to Rossville a distance of
about 5 miles, The rebels were too
much crippled to follow. We encamp
ed at Rossville in good order, and on
the morning of the 21st, reformed tine
of battle and threw up strong works
during the day. The enemy felt our
lines on the left though lightly. On
the morning of the 22d at 3 o'clock
we withdrew from our works and fell
back to Chattanooga a distance of 5
miles without molestation, where we
now occupy an impregnable position.
Our lines aro strong and the rebels
know it. Our pickets are within 25
paces of each other in many places
along the lines. Thus the two armies
have been lying in sight of each others
camp fires since the 23d, and skirmish
ing and heavy cannonadieg occurs
every day. So there ended the battle
of Chickamaugua, Georgia. Out of
the 1100 men which our Brigade took
into the fight, 030 were killed, wound
ed and missing.
I now propose to return to my first,
proposition, viz; that Chattanooga had
to be taken and that in order to take
it a battle bad to be fought. That
battle has been fought, and although
many a brave man was sacrificed, yet
the enemy who had nearly twice the
number of mon that we bad—and part
of them the flower of the Potomac ar
my was glad to compromise with two
days hard fighting.
)Ve lost but ono general officer, while
Bragg's own report to Jell' Davis
states that ho lost 14 general officers.
Although we fell hacker! Chattapooga,
it was done in good order; true, we
left the battle-field in the hands of the
enemy, but I thank the good fortune
of war we loft it in poues;,ion art
shattered rebel army-:-these of the
PotOmae satisfied that they had not
been "fighting eastern TankeesP—
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which is one of Lo»gstreet's own Ma
jor's words.
The battle has been fought and who
has Chattanooga? Rosecrarfs little
army has it and they propose to keep
it. The work assigned us has been
accomplished and the Star-Spangled
Banner floats proudly over tho ram
parts of the rebel stronghold. All
honor to the dead whose blood bought
the vitals of the "Confederacy;" and a
continual hell on earth to Copperheads
and "peace" Democrats. By the bles
sing of God I hope to live to see the
day when every tory will bear the
brand of traitor on both cheeks and be
scoffed at by the civilized world. I
have a young brother at home who
will some day tako my place. I trust
that you will train him up a true
American—that you will instill into
his mind the following precepts : his
God first, his country all the time:—
teach him that a traitor to his country
is only worthy of all the disgrace that
can bo heaped upon him. Explain to
hint that a "peace" Democrat is a man
who is in the first place a dastardly
coward-.-a poor, unprincipled wretch,
unworthy the protection of his coun
try's flag, and far beneath the notice
of those who adhere to the principles
of our Revolutionary fathers, who es
tablished the only truly good, great,
and happy Government on the face of
the globe.
I have not time to write you more.
What I have written has been done in
haste, but in conclusion allow mo to
say that so long as the civil laws of our
land—alr! the land of Penn—impris
ons men for putting down treason, so
long will the military operate under
disadvantages. And I pledge you my
word of honor as an American soldier,
that revenge is sweet and it shall be
mine. Remember what I write you.—
There is a day coining when it will ho
my time to appear as a civilian, and
by the eternal gods, some Copperheads
—dirty, insignificant traitors—who,
out of fear of being brought to the
field of battle, announced themselves
as being opposed to the war and con
scientiously opposed to sustaining the
banner of their country, and the em
blem of their greatness. Tell all trai
tors that my name is Samuel T. Davis;
that I am their eternal enemy both in
this and the world to come; that bell
is full of such men as they are, and that
the devil is anxiously awaiting their
arrival. SAML. T. DAVIS.
TUT: following communication is-as
mislaid or it would bavo been publiBh
ed last week :
EAST BARRE; Oct. 5, 18G3.
Ifa. Enrrou I see from the pe
rusal of your valuable columns, from
week to week, that there aro commu
nications from the army, and from the
East and West, and from writers in
your own town, I thought perhaps a
few words from our part of the county
would not bo amiss, unless it might
bo construed into contraband of war.
I will try, however, to say nothing
that wonld convict mo without the
habeas corpus. As I am no writer I
will merely try to give you passing
events as they may occur to mo and
you will pardon me if I should weary
your good nature. Tho farmers gen
erally have finished seeding, and tho
grain begins to grow again. I have
often thought this to be the gloomiest
season of the year. The frost has ri
pened the corn, and also blighted veg
etation. Autumn is again upon us,
and the surrounding hill tops and
woody vales aro beginning to wear
the aspect of the sear and golden h3af.
Soon the old oak will be robbed of its
foliage, and its brawny limbs exposed
to chill Winter's stormy blast, and the
lovely flower robbed of its fragrance
and will crumble and die 'mouth the
clods of the valley, warning frail mor
tals to be always ready. Nature will
then assume the gloom of loneliness.—
But pardon me, I was lengthening my
paragraph; I must proceed to toll you
the news according to promise.
There was a Sunday School Festival
at Manor Ilill a few days ago, which I
am happy to say was indeed a grand
affair. The children, teachers, and
everybody else, collected at the M. E.
Church with their baskets of good
things, and after listening to an able
address by Rev. Smith, did some beau
tiful singing; then proceeded to Mr.
Ewing's grove, and there spread their
bountifq, tables and invited all to par
take of tholuxuriosspread before them.
The youth were there in grand profu
sion, the middle-aged and the aged,
each one trying to enjoy themselves in
the toot manner possiblp. Nature
erowned their table with liar rich au
tumnal fruits, and the kind bands of
loving mothers had pap 4 yiod with
each other whieh could make their lit
tle ones the most happy, and the little
ones seemed Lo think all is ours. The
teachers and superintendents were also
TERMS, $1,50 a year in advance
there, each attending to the wants of
their little ones, feeling that in the
discharge of their respective duties the
smiles of kind Heaven would rest upon
them. After enjoying themselves till
Into in the day all seemed to regret
that the day was over, but feeling that
duty called them to separate, each
feeling that theirs was a festive day
long to be remembered, Thus passed
ono of the most memorable days Old
Manor OVCV boasted of.
Thanksgiving Proclamation,
IVAsinvoToN, Oct. 3.—By the Pres
ident of the United States of America.
The year that is drawing to its close
has been filled with the blessings of
fruitful fields and healthful skies. To
these bounties, which are so constant
ty enjoyed that we aro prone to for
get the source front which they come,
others have been added which are of
so extraordinary a nature that they
cannot fidl to penetrate and soften
even the heart which is habitually- in
sensible to the ever watchful provi
dence of Ahulghty God. In the midst
of a civil war of unequalled magni
tude and severity, which has some
times to invite and provoke the ag
gressions of foreign States, peace has
been preserved with all natious, order
has been maintained, laws have been
respected mid obeyed, and harmony
has prevailed everywhere except in
the theatre of military conflict. While
that theatre has been greatly contract•
ed by theadvaneing armies and navies
of the Union The needful diversions
of wealth and strength, m
the fields.
of peaceful industry, to the national
defence, have not arrested the plow,
the shuttle, or the ship, The axe has
enlarged the borders of our settlements,
and the mines, as well of iron and coal
as the precious metals, have yielded
even more abundantly than hereto
fore. The population has steadily in
creased, notwithstanding the waste
that has been made in the camp, the
siege and the hattleftekl, and the coun
try, rejoicing in the conscientiousness
of augmented stre»gth and vigor, is
permitted to expect a continuance of
years, with a large increase of freedom
no human counsel barb designed. Not
withstanding the modal hand had
worked on these great things, tiicy
are gracious gifts of the Most High
Clod, who, while dealing with us in an
ger for our sins, bath nevertheless re
m/timbered mercy. It has seemed to
me. tit and proper that they should be
solemnly, reverently and gratefUlly
acknowledged as with one heart and
voice by the whole American people.
I do, therefore, invite my fellow citi
zens in all parts of the United States,
and also those who are at sea and
those who are sojourning in foreign
lands, to set apart and observe the last
Thursday in November next as a day
of thanksgiving and prayer to our be
nificcnt Father who cloth reside in the
heavens, and I recommend them that,
while offering up the' ascriptions just
ly duo to hint for such singular deliv
erances and blessings, they do also,
with humble penitence for our nation
al perverseness and disobedience corn
mend to his tender care all those who
have become widows and orphans or
suffering in the civil strife in which we
aro unavoidably engaged, and fervent
ly implore the interposition of the Al
mighty band to preserve the health
of the nation and to restore it, as soon
as it may be consistent with the di
vine purposes, to the full enjoyment
ofpcaeo, harmony, tranquility and
In testimony wherof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington,. this
third day of October, in the year of our
Lord 1863, and of the independence of
the United States the eighty-eighth.
117 m. 11. SEWAItIi, See'y of State,
Qrd:r by General Grant,
General Grant has issued the follow
ing order in relation to titles to prop
erty in Vicksburg :
11. Q, Dt.TT. or TUE TENNES&EF.,
Vicitsumto, Sept. 28, 1803.
tary commission is hereby appointed
to meet at Vicksburg, Miss., on the
first day of October, 1803, or as soon
thereafter as practicable, examine
into the claims of owners of property
in Vicksburg, Miss., and report their
right to possession of the same. The
commission may take the testimony
of loyal citizens of this place for the
purpose of better ascertaining tho true
ownership of property and the charac
ter of the owners. All property own
ed by parties decided to be disloyal to
the Government will be condemned to
the use of the United States. Widows
who have male friends in their family
in the Southern army or otherwise as
-slating the rebellion will be entitled
to be placed in possession of their pro
per ty; or in ease it is necessary for the
use of the Government, to receive rent
for tho same on taking oath to future
loyalty to the Government. All other
citizens who can show loyalty to the
Government, or that they have given
neither aid nor countenance to the re
bellion voluntarily, or who have vol
untarily taken the oath of allegiance
to the Government prior to the date
of this order, and since Federal occu
' pation, will be entitled to the same
restoration of their .property.
The following Is the detail for the
commission : Brigadier General M. D.
Leggett, United States Volunteers;
I Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Howe, 125th
[ I Regiment lllinoOnfantry Volunteers;
Captain Chauncey Black, 17th Rogi
i moat Infantry Volunteers.
By order of U. S. GRANT,
Major General.
JOHN A. BAWLINS, Brigadier General
and A. A. G.
Ti - 1 0 - I_lol3 - Fl,
do ❑mrtcwnpleto of any in the conittry, Emit pos.
Fiqvq4., thei tllolt m i,ln fnrititiun for promptly esoonting in
tho to C styto, o‘ory %otioty of Job y,ioting, so& as
LABELS, &C., 6t.C., &C.
NO, 17,
. .
S. B. CHENEY, Editor,
To whom all communications on tho sub=
ject of Education should bo addressott
"Who is the teacher of our school ?"‘
is an interrogation very ft ()fluently
put to the parent by the little ems
seated around the fireside at thidsea
son of the year.
They know, by some means, that
their district is entitled to three or four
months school in the year and that is
"kept" in the winter so that the big
boys can have an opportunity to go.
Well, the father says, such a man is to_
take charge of their school, and he
hopes bo will make them mind what
ho says by making good use of the
The teacher comes and takes charge
of the school. At the close of the day
the little ones aro again around, the
fireside, not to question but be ques
tioned. The father is eager to know
whether the rod, the great auxiliary
in "school-ki!epiug," has been brought
into use, and whether such a neigh-. .
hoes children were there, and wheth
er they got a whipping the "first day
of ached." if they did, and his' chit
dren did not, then they have a good
master, who knows when children
neell - Whipping.
said concerning the mode of instrue,
tion or whether any new books aro
required by the little ones, who have
never boon taught that there was any
intrinsic value in books, but that, it
would not look well to go to school
without them.
Tie is now satisfied that they have.
a good master, and one who be trusts
will keep on the right side of Ms chil
dren, and apply the rod freely to all
who need it, for he knows his children
will not need it:
Now ; the above pirturo is not mere
ly an imaginary one, but such a one
as has been too often witnessed 111 ma ,
ny parts of oar
Whose fault is it that such a state of
things exists ? Not the father's, who,
questioned and decided as above; but
the man who takes charge of' the
school. That old father, perhaps, new
er was at school a day in his life, and
why should ho know anything of the
proper workings of a school "kept" ou
scientific principles? Why should he
know but that the old books are the
very things that his children need?—
But if on the other band his child had
come home at the, close of the first,
day's school with a smile on his NMl
tena.nee, overjoyed' with the happy
time spent during the day with the
new teacher, saying that he was So,
kind and good, and told them so many
nice things about what they were go-.
ing to do during the time be hoped.
to spend so pleasantly with them, and
that he hoped their parents would be
kind enough to get them such a book,
for it was just the one they would
need, and that they would all be good
children and study hard to improve
their minds so that they might become
useful mon and women, his questions
would have been different. They never
heard so much kindness from a teach
er in their lives, nod of course they
are delighted. If the teacher is the
right kind of n man, and the child's
heart is mild° glad by being in his
presence, the father will be likely to
go and see why it is that his child
talks so much of school an,4 of his .
The teacher has the character of the
school in his hands, and if it is to be-
come an interesting one ho must make
it so. If the patrons of the school
Over raise his salary he must show
them by his zeal iu the cause of oda-.
cation that-he is worthy of a larger
salary. If he would have the number
of months in the term of school in
creased he mast improve what there
now is, for the shorter the term the
better, when that man is the teacher'
who has just taken charge of the school
for the sake of making a little money
through the rough weather in the
winter. In a word the teachers are
responsible for the character of our
schools and the length of term they
are kept open, and whenever they feel
that responsibility, our schools will be
what they should be and not till then.
!lice's great show will be in town on
Thursday the 22d, and everybody
fond of fun wilt of course Do on bawl
to see the sights.
Am, The largest stock and greatest
variety of styles of Pocket 13ooke and
Cnrrene,y Holders, outside of Philadel
phia, can be seen at Lewis' Book Store
to—Fine Cigars and Tobacco for
sale at Lowis' Book Storo.
GOLD PENS .-A lime assortment •of
Packet and Desk Gold Pens just r 97
calved at Lewis' Book Store;
The Teacher.