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W. Lewis, Editor and Proprietor
Hugh Lindsay, Associate Editor.
Wednesday morning, May 2,1866.
. FOR GOVERNOR,
Maj. Gen. John W. Geary,
OF .CUMBEIILAND COUNTY.
Universal Amnesty and Suffrage.
Immediate universal suffrage is not
possible, but that the Southern States
will be eft unrepresented until they
formally bind themselves to the ulti
mate and complete enfranchisement of
all their citizens, is certain.--Forney's
The above extract is from a paper
that ought to know whereof it speaks.
No journal has taken a more decided
stand against the course of the Presi
dent; and it is the beacon for all the
smaller craft, which seek to sail to glo
ry-land by following fearlessly wherev
er it is bold enough to lead. The ab
ove sentiment is that expressed by all
the radical journals in the country.—
They see in that the strategy and
bery that will win where reason will
not convince. Another war to obtain
the onfranchiseMent of the negro like
unto that which obtained his freedom,
is a little too severe, a little too radical
for them, because their own lives are
too precious for that; but they seek to
obtain it as the wary ancient general
gained entrance into the citadel—by
strategy. They feel confident that the
scheme will work well, and are pub
lishing the assurances of prominent
SonthereP leaders that the plan meets
with their entire approbation. Why,
of course it would. What care they
for right and justice so that their necks
are saved a stretching, or that they
might feel free again ? What care they
for the perpetuity of the Government,
when they have sacrificed their all to
overturn it ? .We have, no doubt they
would immediately avail themselves of
the advantages of this policy, and save
themselves, to give the negro immedi
ate enfranchisement, whether ho could
read and write or not, whether ho was
as ignorant as a beetle or intelligent
as one of the seven sages. It would
bo nothing to them whether white men
would resist, whether war would en
sue, or whether the country would be
divided. That is just what they wan
ted, and they would as soh have it
that way as in any other.
But there is more in the sentiment.
The ,Radicals are apparently opposed
to the traitor whose bands arc reeking
with blood, having a seat in Congress.
Does this look like it? The Radicals
jr A, , . -“ j urruy - or - eas - es -- ii o n e
hut prominent rebels have been elect'
ed to office since the rebellion. We
also believe this. But how would it
be after they would grant suffrage?—
Would all be Union men, then ? Could
the change be really so sudden that
traitors with hands reeking in blood
would be transformed into models of
loyalty with hands as white as wool?
Would all the rebels be pure, having
all their past offences pardoned—all
the stigma attached to their treason
obliterated ? We leave it for candid
men to judge. Common sense will
determine whether the change could,
be so great.
Reasoning men will see in the course
of the Radicals that they are willing
to do anything, good or bad, especially
the latter, to give the nogroes the right
of suffrage. We believe in doing the
thing honorably, by letting each State
decide on a fair basis; but to deprive
the South from representation through
good loyal men, until it binds itself to
give the Degrees that right is a high
handed piece of deception, fraud and
avarice.. The bait is a good one, and
no wonder it is bit at so eagerly. Art
ful men have drawn the scheme, but
they have not counted the costs. Lot
candid men count it for• them. One
thing is certain, if the Radicals suc
ceed in their scheme, the count of all
the evil resulting, will surely be laid
at their door, as they would-be the fa
thers of the mischief.
Senator Stewart's resolution embo
dies among its provisions the above
sentiment in substance. Wo will
wait and see how the bribe will work.
xarßadicals, in order to gain tb°
confidence of the people, allege that
the President is nearly convinced that
it would be a magnificent Presidential
feat for him to open the prison door
and set. Jeff. Davis free; but that Con
gress will here interpose and speak
for and protect the *pie. 'President
Johnson's positiorrin-regard to traitors
is well understood, while that of the
Radicals shows that traitors will re.
ceive all their sympathy if they will
only let the negro have his suffrage.
Congress, ever since it has been in ses
sion, has delayed intentionally to make
any plan for the trial of the leading
traitors; and we doubt-whether the
forthcoming trial of Jefferson Dilbis
would have taken place at all if it had
not boon for the Peace Proclamation
of the President. Perhaps it is owing
to their regard for the traitors that
they oppose the Proclamation. It
will be grateful news to the public to
know that the President is using every
effort to have the arch-traitor tried on
the charge of high treason before the
United States lii9triet Court in Vir
ginia and if convicted the President
willthrow no obstacle in the way of
pis speedy punisbment.
Tennessee in Congress.
Ou Monday 25th we had a fine illus
tration of the style in which Congress
has abdicated its constitutional func
tions in regard to the admission of its
members. It is now six or eight weeks
since Mr. Bingham, on behalf of the
Reconstruction Committee, reported a
resolution providing for the admission
of Tennessee into the Union. lie has
been called on two or three times- to
call it up for consideration, and has
half promised every time to do so
"soon," but has never done it. When
the matter was pressed upon Congress
at the outset of the session, it was urg
ed that information was wanted—that
the Committee was taking testimony
as to the fitness of Tennessee for read
mission, and that nothing could be
done until this was closed. Yet near—
ly two months have elapsed since the
testimony was reported, printed, and
laid before Congress and the country,
and still not the slightest disposition is
manifested by the Committee or by
Congress to give the matter any at
Mr. Latham, a Union member from
West Virginia, on Monday offered
some resolutions for the action ofCon
gress upon this subject. They were
promptly ruled out of ordor by the
Speaker ! The whole matter was in the
hands of the Committee on Reconstruc
tion, and it was out of order for the
House to attempt to do or say any.
thing aboutpit. When the Committee
sees fit to call the subject up, it has a
right to'do so; until then Congress is
Tennessee has had a State Govern
ment, regularly elected by the loyal
people, under a constitution republican
in form, with Courts duly organized
and in full operation, for the last two
years. Her people have sent, as their
representatives to Congress, as loyal,
true hearted, and trustworthy men as
live on the face of the earth—able and
ready to take the test oath—men who
have perilled life and everything dear
_to them for the salvation of the Union,
and who represent constituencies equal
ly loyal and well disposed. Every one
of these facts is clearly established by
the testimony taken by the Recoils
struction Committee; and every wit
ness summoned by that committee,
without a solitary excel) tion,testifted in
the most direct and emphatic terms
that the admission of these loyal mem
bers would have the best possible ef
fect in developing and strengthening
the loyal sentiment of Tennessee and
every other Southern State. Yet the
Reconstruction Committee will neith
or do anything, nor suffer Congress
to do anything, towards bringing about
this most desirable result.
How much longer is this state of
things to be continued ? • What possi
b!o good purpose does it serve ?—N.
DISTRIBUTIONS OF REWARDS.—For
the capture of Booth and Harrold :
Brig: Gen. L. C. Baker, 83,750; Capt.
F. P. Doherty,l6th New York Caval
ry, 87,500; B. J. Conger, detective,
84,000; L. B. Baker, detective, 84.000;
Sorgt. B Corbet, 16th New York Cav
alry, $2,510; A Wendell, 82,545; Corp
Charles Zimmer, Michael Uniac, John
Winter, Sherman Newgarten, John
Waltz, Oliver Loupay, , and Michael
PaCii9 . of. ‘ l T — M;l:Oinainder of the re
ward is distributed among seventeen
privates of the same regiment.'
For the capture of Atzerodt :`Major
Artman 213th Pennsylvania Volun,
teers, 4250; Sergt Gimmill, Ist Dele
ware Cavalry, $3,595. The remainder
of the $25,000 is distributed among
For the capture of Jeff. Davis :
Lieut.-Col. B. D. Pritchard, 4th Michi
gan Cavalry, $10,000; Capts. J. C.
Hathaway, and C. T. Hudson, each
$729 60; First Lieutenants Ripley,Pal:
mer, Boutwell, Bachus, Stauber, Fisk
and Hazleton, and Second Lieutenants
Treat, Bonnet, Bickford, South worth,
Burlington, Remington and Murphy,
$555 88. Three others receive 8660,
one $555, one 8271, one $239,0n0 $229;
sixty-one $250 each, and about four
hundred receive from $166 to $lB7.
There are eighty of the claimants
who are adjudged to be entitled to no
For the capture of Pr - , .0 :—Brig.
Gen. H. 11. Wells, Provost, Marshall,
$625; Col. H. S. Olcott, Special Corn
-missioner, $625 ; Brevet Maj. 11. H.
Smith, A. A G. 52,500; R. C. Morgan,
assistant to Col. Olcott, $1,796, W. M.
Wermerskerch,assistant to Col. Olcott,
61,436 ; Detectives Eli Devoe, C. H.
Bosch and T. Sampson, each $1,005
TLIE NEW REVENUE TAX RILL.-Tilo
Revenue Tax Bill reported in the
House makes a few important changes.
The income tax is fixed at five per
cent on all sums from all sources re
ceived in excess of one thosuand dol
lars. The tax on crude petroleum is
taken off. The tax on Brewers is in•
creased from fifty to ono hundred dol
lars per. year. The only change in the
tax on tobacco is reducing the tax on
smoking tobacco from thirty-five to
twenty five cents per pound. No
change is made in distilled spirits. In
the free list the tax is removed from
' almost every kind of agricultural im
plements. It also abolishes the tax of
two and a halt per cent on all freights.
CONSISTENCY.—The Journal d.; Amer
ican takes the delightful trouble to no
dee the Monitor's remarks concerning
our supposed inconsistency. We ad
vise our neighbors to look at home,
and not judge others by themselves.
If consistency is:a jewel, why is the
Monitor so inconsistent to applaud
President Johnson now, when less than
a year ago it so bitterly denounced
him; and why is the Journal & Ameris
can so inconsistent to support Demo
crat Geary now,whon but a few weeks
ago it pronounced anathemas against
all "who were rocked in the Cradle of
Democracy ?" Explain your own in
consistencies, gentlemen, and we shall
have a few words in return.
PROBST, the murderer of the Doering
family, was convicted in Philadelphia,
on Saturday, of murder of the first do
grch. The Court adjourned until Tues
daywhen he will be sentenced. The
jury was out about thirty minutes.
The Fish Bill
The, following is the fish bill as it
finally passed both branches of the
Legislature s and received the signature
of the Governor:
AN ACT relating to
. the passage of
fish in the Susquehanna river and
certain of its tributaries.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., That it
shall be the duty of such person or per
sons, corporation or corporations, hav
ing and maintaining any dam or dams,
weir and weirs, or other artificial ob
structions, of what kind soever, now
constructed, or which may have, and
maintain dams, weirs, et cetera, as
aforesaid, which may hereafter be con
structed, on the Susquehanna river,
and the two branches thereof; that is
to say, from the lino of the State of
Pennsylvania, on the North Branch
thereof, and front Patchenville, on the
West Branch thereof, and the mouth
of Bennett's Branch, on its Sinnema—
honing tributary, into which the said
Bennotes Branch falls, down to, and
by the main stream thereof, to the
]Maryland line, and on the Juniata riv
er and the Raystown Branch thereof,
from Hollidaysburg and . Bedford to
the Susquehanna river at Duncannon
or Duncan's island, and the Swatara
and tittle Swatava creek,so far as they
are declared public highways, from the
entrance of the Swatara creek into the
Susquehanna, to make, maintain and
keep up, at each of said dams, weirs
or other artificial obstructions,la sluice
or sluices, weir or weirs, or other de
vice or devices for the free passage of
fish andspawn up and down the stream,
whether in the form of stops or other
wise; the plan to be taken from the
plan or plans of similar works or weirs
now erected and in practical operation
and known, by experience, to be efh.'•
dent, approve.i and successful for said
purpose in any of these United States,
or ,in any other countries, the plans
and construction of said works to be
under the supervision of a commissioner
on the part of this Commonwealth, to
be appointed, and whose duties shall
be prescribed as hereinafter provided.
SEc. 2 Within twenty days after the
passage of this act, it shall be the duty
of the Governor to appoint a suitable
person as commissioner, who shall be
a man of known probity, and of experi
ence as a practical civil enginer; who
shall, on or before the first day of June
next, fix and designate the location of
said weirs, steps, sluices or,other do
vices, upon or attached to the said
dams, et cetera; furnishing working
plans of the same to the owners, hold—
ers or proprietors of said dams, et cet
era, as aforesaid, or their legal repre
sentatives, having in view the best lo
cations for said contrivances for the
free passage of fish and spawn up and
down the stream,the least interruption
to the navigation or injury to the
schutes erected thereon or therein for
the running of boats or rafts, the least
injury to the dams and the least ex
pense in erecting and keeping up such
devices consistent with the objects in
view, and fixing the length thereof,
which shall be proportional to the
lengths taken or used in the dam or
dams, wier or weirs, from which the
plans shall have been copied ; and the
decision of the commissioner, when ap
proved by the Governoy, opplx,CtlN
shall be the duty of said Commissioner,
immediately after the first day of No
vember next, to inspect each of said
dams and other devices, and if the stn
ices or other devices shall not then
have been made as directed by the
first section of this act, said commis
sioner shall immediately report the
same. to the district attorney of the
county in which said dam et cetera, is
situated, who is hereby required to
prefer a bill of indictment before the
grand jury against said person or per
sons, company or corporatiori, at the
next court of quarter sessions there
after, for maintaining and keeping up
a public nuisance; and the duties of
said commissioner shall cease and de
termine on the first Monday of Decem
SEC. 3. Each and every of said per
sons, companies and corporations,
maintaining or keeping up any dam
or darns on the rivers and : - streams
aforesaid, as described in the first sec.
Lion of this act, shall, before the first
day of November next, make, main—
tain and from thenceforward keep up
the sluices and passage for fish, as di.
rected.in said first section, at the place
and in the manner designated by the
commissioner, as referred to in the
second section of this act, and the fail
ure so to do shall be considered a mis
demeanor on the part of said person
or persons, company or corporation ;
and the dam so maintained and kept
contrary to the provisions of this act
shall be deemed and taken to be a
public nuisance, and, on conviction,
said Person or persons, company or
corporation shall be fined in any sum
not more than twenty thousand dol
lars; and if the work shall not be per
fected in thirty days after the con•
viction aforesaid, it shall be the duty
of the court in which said conviction
shall have taken place, to issue a writ,
directed to the sheriff of the proper
county, commanding him to abate said
dam, or other structure or device, at
the cost of said person or persons,com
patty or corporation, and the fine im
posed and costs of prosecution shall be
collected out of any property belong
ing to said person or persons, company
or corporation within the State, inclu•
ding all corporate rights or franchises:
SEC.. 4. The commissioner required
to be appointed under the second sec•
tion of this act, shall receive six dol
lars for each and every day necessarily
spent in performing the duties therein
enjoined and required, proof thereof
to be made to the Auditor General,and
be paid by the State Treasurer, out of
any moneys not otherwise appropria
SEC. 5. It shall not be lawful for any '
person or persons to spread, extend or
place any seine or other device across
or in the main channel of the Susque
hanna river, or other stream or streams
designated or embraced in this act,
whereby the fish or spawn may be pre
vented from freely passing up or down
the same, or to fish with any seine
within one half mile of any sluice or
other device erected for the passage of
fish, as described in said act, or draw
any seine : or uet in the main channel
of the river or stream within one half
mile below any of said dams, or use
any device or means to frighten the
fish, or otherwise prevent their free
passage up or down said sluice or pas.
artgeWa'Y l. and auy. person offending
again4t the provisions- of this section,
their aiders or abettors, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanOry and, on conviction,
shall be fined in any sum not more
than one thousand dollars, and be im—
prisoned, at the discretien of the court,
for a period dfLnot- more than twelve
SEC. 0. It, shall not be lawful on any
pretext whalSoever, for any person or
persons, company- Or corporation,to ob
struct or close ; temporally or otherwise,
any schute or 80405 now constructed
or made, or hereafter to be conbtruct.
ed or made in any of the dams cross.
lug any of the streams mentioned or
embraced in this or any other act, for
the purposes of navigation or for facili
tating tho passage of fish up and down
the said streams, except during the
months of July and August; and any
person or persons whatsoever 80' ob.
structing such schutes or passage ways,
their ciders or abettors, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, and shall bo liable to
trial, and, on conviction, to imprison.
meat for not more than twelve mouths,
and if actingfor corporations, said
corporations shall be liable to a fine of
not more than twenty thousand dol
lars; Provided, That nothing herein
contained shall prevent the county
commissioners, or a majority of them,
of the county in which said schutes
shall bo located; from granting a writ
ten license for such reasonable stops
page_or partial time
to make repairs, when such repairs
shall to them i lthe said commissioners,
appear to be indispensably necessary,
and this power and duty shall bo:added
to those of the county commissioners
now existing by law. •
SEC. 7. All fines which may be re
covered under the provisions of this act,
and not otherwise appropriated, shall
be paid into the Treasury for the use
of the Commonwealth; and in any pro
ceedings under the provisions of this
act for the enforcement of any of the
penalties mentioned therein, it shall be
lawful to serve process,ftand such •ser—
vice shall be good in law, upon any
attorney, officer, agent, director or
manager, forbman, superintendent,toll
gatherer, or other person in the em
ploy of said persons, companies or cor
poration in any,courity of the Com—
SEc.B. The joint resolution of the
nineteenth of', March, Anne Domini
one thousand eight hundred and sixty
three, entitled :'.' Joint resolution rela
tive to the dam'of the Susquehanna ca
nal companyreby repealed; and
all other acts tir resolutions, or parts of
the same, inconsistent with the whole
or any part of this act, are hereby re.
pealed ; Provided, That nothing There
in contained shall be constructed to
prevent any one who may have a ti
tle to real estate deduced from the
Commonwealth within half a mile of
said sluice or other devices erected fin'
the passage of fish, from enjoying the
right of fishery appurtenant to the said
JAMES H. KELLEY,
Weaker of the House of Representatives
AS'peaker of the Senate.
Approved the thirtieth day of March,
Anno Doniini one thousand - eight hun
dred and sixty-six.
A. G. CURTIN
- Alleghenian, in concluding his report of
the execution of Houser, and Buser,
for the murder.at Polly Paul and Cue
sic Munday, says :—Tho name of Phil
ip Fulgrat is very prominently con
nected with the murder. If the evi
dence in the case is to be believed, he
planned the murder while the others
executed it. The grave question natur
ally presents itself—ought he nut to be
tried for his life as an accessory before
the fact ? We commend the whole
matter to the consideration of the Dis
trict Attorney and of the public.
Since the foregoing report was pre
pared, we have come into possession of
some information of the greatest im
portance. This informatiou,upon what
pretext we know not,has thus far been
kept carefully concealed from the pub
lic, by those to whom it was immedi
ately entrusted. 7 We recognize the
right of no ono to conceal, and see no
earthly necessity or excusefor attemp
ting to keep back from the public the
startling disclosures made. The infor
mation is entirely trustworthy and
reliable. On the morning of the exe
cution, Houser sent for a young lady
residing in the jail to visit him in his
coll. She went; and after binding her
by a Qolomn vow to reveal nothing of
what he had told her till after he was
no more, the condemned man proceed
ed to make a statement, of which the
following is the substance :
He declared as his last dying con
fession that ho himself was innocent
of any connection with the murder—
' that he was in Beaver county on the
day it was committed, and know noth
ing whatever of the plot, plan, or pur
pose to rob or kill—but that Buser ad
mitted to him that he (Buser) murdered
the two women for their money, killing
them BOTH with one club There are
other developnfonts connected here
with, but they aro in such a confused
shape that we cannot give them to the
After making this confession, Hous
er requested the young lady to convey
a knowledge of: the same to certain
gentlemen he named, one of whom
was directed to furnish detals to the
press for publication.
Question—When Buser requested
permission to be allowed to make a
speech from the gallows, did he desire
to make a public' confession ?
A WEARER of the new fangled crino
line, in an effort to display the skill of
the maker offalso calves to a crowd of
curious loiterers in Uhicago the other
day, gave her hoops a tilt, in passing.
Unfortunately, a gust of wind came
along just then, caught the titters and
turned thorn upside down, illustrating
the current story of a lady who re
marked that twenty springs had just
gone over her heady-ifr'reply to which
the listener queried, "Bradley's ?"
The Cleveland (Clio) Register says:
—"A gentleman of tlis city is the ha - P.
py possessor at,: briEht little daughter
six months old. Whm the child was
born the head was ert,irely devoid of
hair, except that porion of the head
Which, with ladies, s covered by the
waterfall, and this pertion was cover
ed with a traelc growth of jet-blaek hair
three inches long, and precisely in the
shape of the most Tproved "water
Washington Topics and Gossip,
. The health of Washington is b©gin•
ning to attract some attention. Small
pox and varioloid exist there to as
much greater extent than is generally
supposed. One or more schools have
been broken up by small-pox, and
many individual cases have transpired
in various sections of the city. Sena
tor Fessenden has been confined for a
week with varioloid, and is more seri—
ously sick than has been generally
known. The practising physicians of
the city report a largo increased per
centage of sickness arising from de—
rangement of the bowls. Sanitary pre
cautions to prevent the appearance of
cholera aro enlisting discussion, but as
yet little or no action has been taken
by individuals or city authorities. In
view of the probability of an approach
ing sickly summer, the adjournment of
Congress between this and the middle
of June is looked upon by many as a
THE PRESIDENT AND TILE COLORED MEN
President JOHNSON had a long inter
view on Friday evening with the edi
tor. of the Colored Tenneaseean—a news
paper conducted in the interests of the
freedmen of Nashville—in which he
professed the most earnest friendship
for the liberated race, going so far as
to subscribe twenty-five dollars in aid
of the mission of his visitor, and giving
him letters to the Johnson men in dif
ferent Northern cities: The Coppers
heads are getting very much out of
temper with the President. They say
that he is on both sides—professing to
be opposed to the radicals and yet
pointing Republicans to office.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
is great need of labor throughout the
country, North as well as South, and
that extra inducements are held out
to theswarm of contrabands now at the
seat of Government to employ them ,
selves at good wages, yet it is with
groat difficulty that they can be pre
vailed upon to accept the offers made
for their services. They prefer to loaf
about Washington.—Forney's Press.
TirE Reconstruction Committee has
perfected a plan. More next week.
The Provost Marshall General re
ports that 280,739 officers and men
had lost their lives in the service dur ,
ing the war.
MAJOR General Shields has addres
sed a meeting in Missouri• in support
of the President. Thus is the column
swelled from the soldier ranks.
Miss Dickinson is going to get mar•
tied. She is in advance of most young
ladies, who do not usually lecture till
Ex Gov. Stewart, of Missouri, has
been permanently erippted by a fall on
the ice, followed by a severe attack
of the rheumatism.
Mite. Elliott, a soldier's widow, bas
been appointed postmistress of Fair
TnE salary of the Govern - or of Penn
sylvania is increased to $5,000 a year,
of the Judges of Common. Pleas to
$3,500, of the President Judges to
_ss.2ilo thc Altaq n suminti. nof health y
hundred schools for blacks, 132 teach•
ers, and in the month of January 10,-
450 scholar, 2,000 more thah in Decem
ber. They aro legated iu all the prin
MAJ. Gen. John F. Ilartnift, Audi•
tor General and Col. Jacob M. Camp
bell, Surveyor General, elect, will take
possession of their respective offices,
May Ist. They will appoint soldiers
to thli clerkships. •
Col:. James Worrall, a practical en
gineer, has boon appointed Fish Com
missioner. He has been a warm friend
of the - mealare for altering the dams,
and we hope he will succeed in again
furnishing us with salmon, shad, etc.
THE English language, it is said, has
been officially adopted by the govern
ment of the Japanese Empire, and per
mission has been given to have it
taught publicly. Thirty years ago an
"outside barbarian" could not tread the
shores of that devoted Empire.
THERE was a cholera panic among
the 'contrabands at Washington, cans
ed by two sudden deaths, but investi.
gation shows that the cause was eat
ing too much fried fish. We expect
to hear of more astounding panics
from more trivial causes before_ the
plagued cholera leaves our shores.
SUSAN Arnold, fifty years of age,
residing in Burrville, R. 1., hanged her
self in her chamber. She had evident,
ly made every preparation for the act.
She had a loaded gun, a dirk and a vial
of mercury in the room with her; and
had also laid out on a bed in another
room all the clothes for her burial.
IN a recent case before Judge Smal
ler,.in the U. S. District Court at But
fade, it has been decided that Revenue
Assessors have no power to review
their assessment lists after they have
been transmitted to the Collector and
the taxes have been paid to them.
THE Providence (R. I.) Journal as+
setts, on the authority of a Washington
correspondent, that a Virginia clerk in
the 'lnterior Department at Washing
ton, having been. ordered before the
Board for the examination of clerks
the other day, was asked this question :
are you a grammarian ?"
ifo 'answered--"No, sir, I am a
THREE boxes of muskets, supposed
to have been part of the ordnance
stores of the Fenian army, were cap—
tured at Oswego, New York, on Suns
day morning. This surely looks as if
the Fenians wore assuming the offen
sive. Nobody has been hurt yet,
ACCORDING to recent diplomatie
correspondence between France and
the United States, Napoleon agrees to
withdraw all his troops. The last de
tachment is to leave iffexico in. No—
vember, 1867. That is a long while to
be tempted l)y the French busybodies;
but we can stand their obnoxious
presence about that long.
THE Cincinnati Gazette says that pure
"essence of coffee" is now made in
that city out of the "cheapest, dirtiest
Molasses," which is boiled until it ropes,
cooled in pans, and when hard,brolten
up and pulverized. Ground rye is then
mixed with it, after which it is boxed
up, each box sold at eighty cents, and
labelled "pure essence of coffee," Oh I
CANNED PEACHES and Tomatoes
IL/Mixed Pickles, Tomatoe Catsup, Pepper:sauce, &c.,
for sale at Latvia & Co's Family Grocery.
EWICE Dried Peaches, Apples,
Currants, Prunes, Raisins, &c., &c., for sale at
• LEWIS & CO'S Family Grocery.
T OVE'S Pure and Superior Rio Cof
-I_4(ce In packages of one pound, for sato at
LEW'S eE CO'S Fatuky Grocery.
VERMICELLI, Barley, Rice, Horn
lny, Beane, &c., at Lewis & Co's Fatally Grocery.
THE BEST SHORE FISH for sale
at LEWIS cE CO'S Family Grocery.
riIIOICE Teas, Coffee; Sugars and
‘_):Golasses, for sale at Lewis lc Co's Family Grocery.
WILLOW and CEDAR WARE
for aide at LEWIS & CO'S Family Grocery.
DERFUMERY and Fancy Soaps for
.ale at LEIVIS & Co'3l'llllll ly Grocery.
A LARGE VARIETY of articles too
numerons to mention, for Bale at LEWIS .t CO'S
tntuily Grocery. Call and see.
CJ OUR PICKLES readyfor the table,
jby the doz., doz., or 3 doz., for rale at
Lewis & Co's Family Grocery.
ANTED TO PURCHASE
COMPOUND INTEREST NOTES; also, 7-30's in
largo or small amounts, for which a liberal premium will
be paid. Office with D. Blair, Esq. near Broad Top corner
Huntingdon, May 2. B. X. BEAM.
K. A. LOVELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OFFICE-7n the brick row, opposite the Court House:
D IVIDEND• DECLARED.
OPPICE OP THE RICHLAND & ALLEGHENY OIL CO., 1
!Huntingdon, Pa.. April 19, 1800.
At a meeting of the Directors of the Richland A: Alin.
gheny Oil Co., held this day a Dividend of TWANTY PER
CENT. was declared upon the original stock of said Com
pany payableon and after the 25th inst. -
my2-2t Ji2o. 01. DAILEY, Secretary. '
THE subscribers baying leased this
Hotel, lately occupied by 11r.bloNulty, are prepsred
to accommodate strangers, travelers, and citizens in good
style. Every effort shall be made on our-part to make all'
who atop with us loci at home. J. J. di J. D. FED,
may 2,1866 Propriotors.
$1,500 PER YEAR—We want
Agents everywhere to sell our lune-
YED SA) Sowing Machines. Three new kinds. under and
upper feed, Warranted five years. .Above salary or large
commissions paid. The ONLY machines sold in the United
States for less than $4O, which are fully licensed by Home.
Wheeler ce, Wilson, Grover th Baker, Singer It Cb., and
Bnchelder. An other cheap machines are infringements
and the seller or user aro liable to arrest, fine and impris
onment. Circulars free. Address, or call upon Shaw .h
Clark, Biddeford, Maine; or Chicago, MI. dao-1y
ECONOMY IS MONEY SAVED !
The subsariber is permanently located in Einntingdon,
xand is prepared to purchase, or repair in the
best styleond expeditiously, broken
UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS.
All articles intrusted to him will be returned to the
residence of the owner on soon as repaired. Umbrellas
and parasols for repair can be loft at Lewis' Book store.
may2,lB66tt WM. F.ENTIMAN.
A T a meeting of the "Sob
Ijllers' Campaign Leogue," hold this day.
a committee was appointed to notify tile sot
diers of the several boroughs and townships of
the county to meet at their usual plums of
holding delegate elections, at 'PA o'clock, P.
M., on Thursday, May 10th; and elect two del
egates to represent them in a Convention to
be hold at Huntingdon, at 1 o'clock, P. M.,
on SATURDAY, MAY 12th; for the permanent
organization of the League All soldiers are
earnestly urged to use their utlpst exertions __IL
to secure a full represontatiJlL
Huntingdon, April 23
M - NC:OI9L. M.44L - JERM.
WILL be offered at PuELto SALE,
ON FRIDAY, the 18th of MAY next,
i ptit li nte il AMences,vaaior storehouses and a StVe - iitt
At the same time will be offered a spacious BRICK
YARD, conta* ' gan abundance of Brick clay of an ex
Also, a most eligible site for n grist mill or other water
Avorks, with quito a sufficient quantity of land attached
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock on said day, when at
tendance will be given and terms made known by,
B. E. COLLINS, and
JOIN DAYTON, SR.,
Agents for Jas. Donaldson
Mapleton, April 23:-
NIAGARA FIRE INSURANbE
COMPANY, OF NEW TORII,
OFFICE, 12 Watt MEET.
Cash Capital, $1,000,000. Surplus, $210,000:
Total Assets, $1,270,000
This Company Insures against all,loss or damage by Ore,
inland navigation, transportation, Ac. The cost of insur.
lag in this company is no more than the first cost would
be in these small Mutual Companies.
With no Assessments !
This Company is made safe
.by the State laws of New
York, which is not the coos with the Pennsylvania Insu
J.D. S'IIIELE, President. P. NOTIIAM, Secretary
HENRY KIP, Supt. of agencies.
ANDREW JOHNSTON, Agent,
roA-Om Huntingdon, Penna.
Office formerly occupied by W. 11. Woods, Esq., Hill et
rei GEO. SHAEFFER
Ileslnet returned from the rest with n6:lllft
BOOTS, SHOES, GAITERS, &C.,
Which ho offers to the inspection of hie customers and
the public generally. Ile will sell his stack at the most
and those who purchase once will surely call again
BOOTS & SHOES MADE TO ORDER,
and REPAIRING done In the neatest and most oxpedl
Call upon Mr. Schaeffer at his shop on ,Hill street, a
few doors west of the Diamond. my 2
STEAM PEARL MILL,
IN COMPLETE RUNNING ORDER
FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF FLOUR
The patronage of the town and country is respectfully
GRAIN, of every deaorlption,
Bought at tills mill
Iluntlugdon, May 2, 1866
1000 BUSHELS WHEA
irtinted at Steam Pearl Alill.
G. B. BRUMBAUGH & CO.
Nave Just received and now offer for sale at
STOCK OF •
• Dry Goods, La.
dies' dress Goode, Gro
ceries, Queenswaro, Hardware,
Glassware, Boots. Shoes,
at the very lowest cash prices.
Markleaburg, May 2,1860 N
DRESS BUTTONS sc TRIMMINGS,
of the latest styles, Belt Ribbon and Buckles,
scary, Gloves, Edgings, Erillings, &c., at
B.E. HENRY & CO.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RE=
calved at CIINNINGIIAX S CARMON'S.
T 4 ADZES' PRESS GOODS, compri
slog oreryttling new and desirable, .UCil aq lireee
owl., silk mohair, and Irish Poplins, alpacaq, Cop3lnibre,
odburge, MeriAces, all wool Vronol, Palaines,
plaid,', wj. 8.. - nBNza kco: nanny
IS NOW OPENED.
ALL WHO WANT
FRESH & CHOICE GROCERIES
Of all kind;
WILL PLEASE CALL •
Store Room adjoining Lewis' Book
Store, Huntingdon, Pa,
At LEWIS & CO'S Family Grocery,
For 'ditch the higheat market prices will be paid,
POTATOES in large or small quantities;
CORN AND OATS,,
DRIED FRUIT of all kinds,
and COUNTRY PRODUCE generally
$25 THE , $25
UNION BUSINESS' COLLEGE,
HANDEL & EIA DYN HALL,
Eighth and Spring Garden streets,
THOMAS MAY PEIRCE, A.M.,,
Presldeniand Consulting Accountant.
Novel and Permanent Arrangement
of MailloBl3 College Terms,
From April let 'to October Ist, 1886,
AND SUCCEEDING YEARS.
LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS, including Bookkeeping, Bnel
noes Correspondence,. Forme and Customs, Commertial
Arjthniolic, Business Penmanship, Detecting Counter
foil Money, and Commercial Law,
SCHOLARSHIPS, Including the same subjects as abire.,.
TIME LIMITED 70 TIM= Mourne,
Penmanship, three months,l
Penmanship and Arithmetic, three months 10
The saving of coal and gas in the summer months is
an advantage of such importance as enables the manage,.
meat of this College to mado a considerable reduction in
the summer rates.
From. October 1, 1866, to April 1, 1867,
And succeeding years, as before,
Lifts Scholarships, $35
Scholarships, three months, 82.8
Penmanship, three months
Penmanship and Arithmetic, three months $l2
011-Spectel tt rme for Clubs, soldiers, and for the eons of
ministers and teachers.
Day and Evening Instruction for Both.
Sexes and all Ages,
In banking, storekeeping, bookkeeping, penmanship, pen
drawing, phonography, arithmetic, mensuration, algebra,.
geometry, analytical geometry, the calculus, navigation,.
surveying, engineering, guaging, mining, mechanical
drawing, commercial law, German, telegraphing, and the-
English branches, at moderate prices.
Endorsed by the public as the most successful business.
College of the country, as is evidenced by the fact, that
FOUR HUNDRED AND TWO STUDENTS
Rave entered iu the first sit months of its existence..
JOS. A. GREEN,
Chairman of Cum
PRINCIPALS Or DEPART/IMM:
THOMAS MAY PIERCE, A. M.,
GEORGE 13. SNYDER, -It. 8. BARNES,
C. N. PARR, JR., J. T..REYNOI,DR,
HENRY !SLIM, A. E. ROGERSON, A.M.,
Supported by an able corps of assist: rite.
Call or send for a Caralcigue, College Currency, end
Peirce's Practical Educator.
• ann - vvy — a — avo
QTRAY 'COW.—Strayed away from
ile subscriber on tho 13th inst., a red COW,
with white face and broad horns, about 8 years I.B ll' o
old. Any person giving me information of her
whereabouts will be suitably rewarded. • • •
J. R. WAGGONER.
Philipsburg, Centro Co, Apl 25-2t*
NOTICE TO SCHOOL TEACHERS
Teachers for tholluntlngdon borough schools, In
cluding the colored, will be elected on Saturday, the ath
May next, to serve for the ensuing year. The schools will
commence on Monday, May 7, 1886.
J. SEWELL STEWART, Secretary.
Huntingdon; April 23, 1866. .
A DMINISTRATORS' NOTICE.
[Estate of Charles W. Hardy, deed.]
Letters of administratidn upon the estate of Charles
W. Hardy, late of Jackson twp., deceased, baying been
granted to the undersigned, all persons Indebted to the
estate will make payment, and those having claims will
present them for settlement.
. A DMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE:
Letters of administration upon the estate et fhunt.
tStewart, of Jackson township, deceased, having been'
granted to the undersigned, all persons are requested to
make immediate' payment, and those
. having claims
,gainst the same, to present them for settlement.
Orsica or THE 0 01110 BASIN OIL ON"
• Huntingdon, Pa:, April 17, 1868.
('HE ANNUAL Ni FETING of the
J_ Stockholders of said company will be held on the se
cond Tuesday and Bth day of Slay coot, for the election
of officers, and the transaction of such other business as
may be brought before them.
1 4 000 1 1 ° X.C.131
Is hereby given to all persons know.
Ing themocives Indebted to the undersigned, by note, book
account, or otherwise, that they are ...enamel' to settle
wit" him on or before the lot day of MAY, next ensuing,
at his office at. Coffee Run; and that the accounts of all
those who fail to comply with this notice will be left
with an attorney for collection.
aplo SIMON CORN.
DUNCANNON NAIL AGENCY,
JAS. A. BROWN'is Agent for the.
sale of our Nails and Spikes, at Huntingdon, Pa. It
Is well known that the Duncan non Nails ate far superior
in quality toany others offered in the Huntingdon market
DEALERS, BUILDERS, and consumers generally will,
be supplied in quantities from oub pound to one hundred
kegs ut;manufaeturera' prices by sending their orders or
°Ailing at his new mammoth Hardware store, Hunting.
don, Pa. • [aplo] DUNCANNON IRON CO.
BROAD TOP STILL AHEAD !
GLEASON & 'SONS have pit re:
ceired a grand display of
NEW SPRING & SUMMER GOODS,
which in styles, prices, quality and quantity, is niassirs
passed in Iluntlngdon snooty.
bIeCAIIAN S SON
Good Calicoes. 12% cents; tip top calicoes,lB; Merriam
Pt lots, 25; standard sheetings, 25; Gingham, 25.
De Laines and Chatlles. 25 to 30, iery beautiful designs:
Kentucky Jeans, 30; /Nanette and Coast mores, 90, old pri•.
cos; ladies' plaid Balmoral skirts, s2,s9—charming.
Ladles' Cloaking, all colors, $1,75. Ladles' cloth aiA
slid Mantillas, Chesterfields and Circulars, from $5 up—.
smile, young ladies.
All wool Carpets, only sl—delightful.
Our Boot and Shoe department is replenished with the.
very best Philadelphia•made work at greatly reduced flg-.
McCATIAN & SON
Our Clothing room presents unusual attractions—eplen,
did suits from $l5 to $2O; Linen Dusters, $2. Prices down
50 per cent Laugh, young men.
Our Groceries and all other geode in proportion—choice
black and green Teas from 80 cents up; prime green cof
fee, 30; sugars, correspondingly low.
New Mackerel, salt, Furniture, Hardware, gneenerruve,
Drugs, Paints, stationery, fine liquors, and an immense
variety of useful and fancy goods, for which eur mam
moth establishment is celebrated. Rejoice everibody.
GLEASON & SONS, .
Barnet, Huntingdon co., Pa.
FLOWER and GARDEN SEEDS
FOR SALE AT LEWIS' BOOK STORE
;MADE UP CLOTHING, BOOTS &
shoes, Queensware, Oulu and Willow War*, loss:
at stock la the coqntry, itc S. B. 14BNIVT '.!tt CO
(3310 To S. CQ'S for.
good Clothe, casstmerepol i tinettris, Tweeds, Hectnc
ky cang,'Velvot Cord, &o: •
11,jat (ArAVRINCHAM 4 CARM0.1.1'...1.
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THOS. M. PEIRCE
J. M. SMITH,
W. S. SMITH,
J. RANDOLPH SHIPSON,
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