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TnUJtSDAT, JUyJG 8, 1878.
8, M. Pettinoill A Co., 10 State Street,Boston,
37 Park Row, New York,tmd 701 Chestnut St,
Philadelphia, are our Agents for procuring ad*
verttsoments for the Volunteer In the above
cities, and authorized to contract for advertising
at our lowest rates.
Gold ia quoted at $l.lB @ $1,131.
-Queen Victoria Is fifty-four. .
-President Grant Is flfty-ono.
—Chaplain Jack signs himself Ct J,
—Pittsburg pays only 51,80 for I,oo# foot of
—Cholera is raging In somei portions of Ger
—Chill Is preparing for a universal exposition
in 1575.
—The Pope of Home Is reported to bo In a dy
ing condition.
—Westmoreland county has three murder
trials on hand..
—Tho-Wllliamsportriots cost me State four*
teen thousand dollars.
—The Ohio Republicans have nominated Gov.
Noyes for re-election. •
—Women In Florida make from $lB to 523 a
week braiding palmetto hatp.
-The Democrats of Fayottecounty have nom
inated A. J. Hill for Assembly.
—Of a 700 cattle herd near Concordia, Kansas,
100 perished In the April storm.
-The Reading breweries turn out about 45,000
barrels of malt liquor annualls ; .
' —The official postage of the Department, for
one month, will amount to 5350.000.
—.Sixty thousand herring were caught at one
howl at Glouohestor. N. J., recently.
-Louisiana Is quiet. All parties have
eluded to rest until Congress meeu.
—The Minnesota ’Republican. Stale Conven
tion litis been appointed for July Id.
-Mrs. Gaft Schurz has come Into ti legacy of
*l7o*ooo, loft her by an uncle In Germany.
—Win, B. Astor Is said to be the ownbr of
three thousand houses in New York city.
Ripe cherries are offered in the New York
market. They are brought from the South.
—The Ohio Republican demands the repeal
of the act Increasing the pay of Congressmen.
—The Philadelphia «t Reading Railroad Com
pany is building a magnificent depot at Read
ing, .
-Asiatic cholera bos appeared at New Or
leonsi and 1b working Its way up the Missis
—A man In Allentown found a child’s pocket
book containing live cents recently and adver
tised It..
—The Constitutional Convention will proba
bly die of old nge unless somebody shots Us
wind off,
—From ten to twelve thousand freight cars
dally pass through Hhrrlsburg on tha Pennsyl
vania Railroad.
—There Is a quiet movement in Ohio to make
the Hon. W. 8. Grocsbeck the Democratic can
didate for Governor;
—A Republican candidate for Sheriff in Blair
county is sojourning in the county Jail for sell
ing liquor illegally. ' '
-Captain Jack said: “To die by buUet does
not hurt much ; starve to death on a reserva
tion hurt aheap.”
—Rothermel is painting a portrait of the late
Gov. Geary, which will be placed In the Exoc-
Uve-Chamber at Harrisourg.
—A man was fined pne hundred dollars In
Titusville the other day for carrying a. small
can of glycerine through the city.
— l Tilery Is a prevailing sentiment that there
has been foul play on board the Polaris, and It
Is hinted that Capt. Hall was poisoned.
—There Is a three-legged sow In Pine Brook,
Lucerne county, which recently gav.e birth to a
litter of three pigs, each having but three legs,
—The Union county Democracy have elected
Dr. Samuel Blair, of Lewlsburg, Senatorial and
Mr. J. T. Smith, of New Berlin, representative
delegate to ihb Slate Convention.
Qowen, Esq., Democrat, one of the
most* prominent and intellectual members of
the Constitutional Convention, has resigned his
membership in that body, on account of tho
32,600 salary grab.
—Oil Saturday week, at Qloucester.outhe Del
aware. one cast of a seine drew in 60,000 herring,
and another 7,000 herring and 3,000 shad/' These
are the largest hauls ol the season.
—TheCongresslonal election'll! Maryland this
fall will bxing out as opposing candidates In
Montgomery county, Judge Bowie on the Re*
publican ticket, and Montgomery Blair on the
Democratic, It is said.
—Northumberland has an apple tree ten leet
in circumference and fifty In. height, which has
been bearing fruit beyond the recollection of
the oldest Inhabitant. Tim apples average 20
ounces each.
—Judge Chase loft €lO,OOO to Wllborforce Uni
versity, and an equal sum to Dartmouth Col
lege, the bulk of his property being divided
equally among his two daughters. The estate is
estimated at‘8250,000.
—A. B. Richmond and Geo. K. Anderson are
iho rival candidates in CrawfortL-county for the
Radical nomination for State Senator. They
have both got plenty of money, and the politi
cal buzzards are expecting a rich harvest.
—Mr. Schultz, of Penu station, Westmoreland
county, is the owner of a cow which gave birth
to a singular monstrosity the other day. The
head of the animal strongly resembled’a bull
dog, the body was that of a calf, though shorter,
and the legs very short and thick. The de
formed bovine lived but a short time.
—At the late elections In Virginia the Dorao
crats carried the towns of Cbarlottsvllle, Staun
ton, Culpeppfer, Warrenton, Lynchburg, Nor
folk, Danville, and other places by large major
ities. Efforts were made In some quarters to
divide the party of law and order, and thus
give the Radicals a victory, but they failed.
—The latest from the Modoc war Is that Troop
K, ol the First cavalry, was to start on the 28th
nit., under Col. Perry, for the Pltt.Rlver country
to Intercept CapU Jack and his band and ascer
tain the temper of the Pitt River Indians. Per
ry will bo accompanied by 20 Warm Spring In
dians. One Modoc warrior, with his squaw and
4 children,surrendered on the 27th.
—While a freight train was passing Chickles,
Pennsylvania rail-road, about 2 o'clock on the
morning of the 3lst ult., a huge rook rolled from
Its position to the track and struck the fifth car
In the rear of the locomotive, completely de
molishing it by Its force. 8 or 9 cars following
were also wrecked by the obstruction. No one
was injured. Several freights were detained by
the accident, but none of tbe passenger trains
suffered the least delay.
—At a late hour on Saturday night, the 24th
ult., a descent was made by the chief of police
and a squad of 15 men on a dog pit, kept by
Charles Herbat, on Sixth street, Cincinnati,
where a dog fight was going on for §2OO a side,
capturing Herbat and about 12 others, who wore
lodged in the station house. The mouths of the
dogs had been cut on each side nearly up to
the ears, In order to enable them to got a fuller
hold of each other.
A.»ml accident occurred at Carpenter’s Sta
tion, on the Pennsylvania rail-road, on the 20th
nlt..'by which Mrs. Osbourne, a young married
lady, lost her life. It appears she was cleaning
house, when she had occasion to remove a load
ed rifle from the bod on which her husband hod
placed It a tow minutes previous. In doing so
the trigger caught In 'tho bod clothing and was
forced back for enough to cause an explosion of
the cap. The contents of tho barrel entered her
left breast, and'she sank to tho floor and died
In about an hour afterwards.
—Parly on the morning of the Hist ultaa rail
road watchman discovered a man tho
Pennsylvania rail-road about two miles oast of
Middletown with both logs cut o»-so severely
injured that ho died during the day. Tho name
of the mutilated person was Henry Kauffman,
his age 22. his residence Pulmouth, Lancaster
ibiunty.and Ida occupation a nunrrymun. ills
said Unit Kauffman Jumped on a freight train at
Falmouth of Friday and rode to Middletown
and in returning at night wasjolted off the cars
and thrown under the wheels. Tho acoldeutoc
ourred at a point called lied Hill, where the
mini Is rather rough.
—On Monday n fternooa two young men, Wm.
Khanemun and Ileeco Hill, were killed by the
falling of a largo stone wagou-housewldch they
wore engaged In tearing down, on the farm of
John P. Mast, Ctcrnarvon township, about one
mile south of Morgantown and Just north of the
Lancaster county line. The men, In company
with some others, had been engaged at work
jorsorae time, and when busy In removing
some timber belonging to a corn crib which
was attached to tho shed, one of the side walls,
"i feet long and 12 feet high, gave way. and fall
in* Inwards wllh a terrible crash, tho stones
and mortar canto down on a deadly mission,
and totally burled Shanomau and Hill In tho
Tho late raid of Col. M’Konzlo into
Mexico has been severely commented
upon by tho unfettered press of the
country. M’Kenzie, who Is an erratic
officer, made his raid across tho Rio
Grande, in pursuit of a band of roving
Indians. Ho overtook tho red skins
and killed a number of them—men,
women and children. This act was
such a flagrant violation of interna
tional comity—such an outrage upon a
nation with which we aro at peaco—
tliat it was regarded by all reflecting
men as the crazy Ireak of a crazy offi
cer. No one, for a moment, supposed
that those in authority had advised or
had any hand in it. But, strange as it
may seem, it is now asserted that this
raid across the Rio Grande was made
by order of the Secretary of War, and
that Grant was cognizant of it! In
deed, the court journals admit that the
administration, and not Col. M’Kenzie,
is responsible for this outrage upon a
friendly but weak government, and
excuse it with the plea that it was in
retaliation for outrages committed by
marauding Indians and Mexicans. This
plea will not hold good ; it is too thin
too deceive any man of ordinary dis
It is evident, then, that this act of
M’Kenzie was premeditated. A rup
ture with Mexico is just what Grant
wants. Being a weak, helpless nation,
Mexico could be conquered with little
difficulty, should war. be declared. And
once conquered, the only terms of peace
that would be tendered would
bo annexation. That this is Grant’s
aim and object is tiuite plain.—
Of course should Mexico be annexed to
the United States, we would again hear
the champions of a “ strong govern-
ment” advocating their long-cherished
Idea. This “atronggovernmont” would
be a monarchy, with Grant at Us
This, then, explains tho M’Kenzie
raid. It was intended as a menace and
insult to Mexico, and it means power,
absolute power, for-Grant. Some
simple-minded people may shake their
heads and question the truth of our
conclusions, but let them watch Grant’s
actions, let them scan closely those
journals whose editors are. pensioned
upon the government, and they will
soon be cohvined that Grant is ambl
; tious to retain power, and is capable of
any despicable act to accomplish his
nefarious desires. He is a cold, calcu
lating, avaricious man, whose whole
desire appears to be to amass riches for
himself and his scores of ill-bred -rela
This first insult to Mexico is a feeler
just as the raid of John,' Brown into
Virginia before the rebellion was.—
Should this outrage upon Mexico—this
flagrant violation of international comi
ty-fail to provoke the resentment of
Mexico, theri other insults will be
offered until Mexico will be compelled
to attempt resentment or to acknowU
edgoherselt unable to (lo so. It is the
history of our own rebellion over
again. For years before the war insult
after insult was offered to the South by
cowardly Yankees, who took pleasure
j in . violating the laws, the Constitution
and decency with impunity. All would
not do, They would not rebel. Finding
that throwing stones and dirt at the
Southern people failed to secure their
resentment, buckshot and ball was the
next resort. Old John Brown, who
had all his life been a thief, and, of
course an abolitionist, was sent down
to Harper’s Perry at the head of a des
perate set of fanatical cut-throats, who
in the darkness of the night applied
the torch to dwellings, and then shot
down many of the most prominent
citizens as they fled from their burning
buildings into the streets. This was
really the beginning of the rebellion.—
The “ first gun” had been fired by the
North, and the blood of Southern men
, and women crimsoned the ground.
I This was too much for the South to
’ bear, and from that hour the seeds of
' rebellion took root. This was what
the abolitionists wanted. They desired
a rupture with the South, for they
knew that it would give them power
and plunder. God knows. they have
had both.
These insults to Mexico, then, we re-,
peat, are offered iu the saute spirit arid
with the same object that the insults to
our own people ol" the South were of
fered previous to the rebellion'. It is
power and plunder that Grant and his
adherents are after. Mexico subjected,
vanquished, enslaved, then annexation
is to follow, with Grant the lilliputian,
as King of the United countries. Mark
our prediction. This is Grant’s object.
If. ho fails in his designs it will be be
cause the American people, debauched
as they are, have still some regard for
the rights of a friendly nation.
Our Rulers.—Our rulers at Wash
ington— nearly oil “gentleman of
elegant leisure” —will soon depart to
fashionable summer resorts, returning
to Washington occasionally to draw
their salaries.' Grant will, go to Long
Branch, to smoke cigars and drive fast
horses, at $50,000 a year ; Mr Pish will
ruralize on the Hudson ; Mr. Crcsswell
will retire to Elkton, Maryland; Mr.
Kobeson will go to Long Branch ; Mr.
Delano will go to Mount Vernon, Ohio
—all on $lO,OOO a year; but Secretary of
War Belknap and Attorney General
Williams will remain at Washington
and run the government, also at $lO,OOO
per annum. Meanwhile the business
men, farmers and workingmen of the
whole country will toil through the
summer to pay the salaries of these
would-he aristocratic nabobs.
A proposition involving an impor
tant change in the Judiciary system of
tho State, was adopted in the Constitu
tional Convention in Committee of tho
Whole on Wednesday. The office of
Associate Judge is abolished and each
county embracing 30,000 inhabitants is
made a separate judicial district in
which a judge learned in tho laWjis to
bo elected by the people. Counties
containing less than 30,000 inhabitants
are to bo attached to other counties
contiguously situated In tho formation
of judicial districts.
There arc twelve counties in the State
out of debt—Berks, Bradford, Bucks,
Cambria, Columbia, Greeno, MoKenu,
Somerset, Warren. Wayne, Westmore
land and Fulton. Eight of these are
Democratic and four Republican.
THE Coiißlltutlomd Convention Tits
voted to each of Its members $2,C00!
High-priced gents, they are.
[Correspondence of tho Volunteer, J
Staunton, May 28,1873,
J. B. Buatton, Esq.
Jtbf Dear Sir—According to promise, I give you
a letter for publication. I arrived lu this Vir
ginia lown of considerable note on Tuesday
night, leaving Carlisle for Hagerstown on Sat
urday last. 1 entered this classic Shenandoah
Valley on Monday Inst at two t, m. Irom Har
per's Ferry. Uoloro leaving that point, having
some two hours-slay at this worid-r«nowucd
place, again visited •• Jetterson’a Rock,” noted
in tho annals of Virginia as tho place the Im
mortal personage wrote his "Notes on Vlrgl
nla," then descending via a path and steps cut
In solid limestone, took another observation of
••Old John Brown's” engine house, whither ho
retreated ami fortltled himself until wounded,
captured and imprisoned. This building still
bears tho port hole marks, from which ho and
his deluded followers fired, on the people who
surrounded it. The Government property ro>
mains b«fac/as It was'three years ago. when I
visited this noted locality, bare walls of tbo
burned Armory hud other buildings.
, Leaving Harper’s Ferry at two v. m., and af
ter passing up along the Shenandoah for some
miles, emerge into tho open country until we
roach this grand old town, county seat of Jef
ferson county. Here John Brown was tried,
convicted anu executed. Tho field was pointed
out to mo by a negro In which ho paid the death
penalty. This town has some attractions, but
none of historical eminence. Tho valley here
begins to spread out In width, extending for
many miles from the Blue Ridge to tho Alle
gheny, and hero appears lu all Us incipient
beauty. •
This point was reached In due time. Tho coun
try Is open and the valley Increases in width.
Tho first thing thatattracted my attention when
nearing tho town was Mllroy’s Forts and earth
work defences on an elevation west of tho rail
road. and south-west of the lown. From here
he was disgracefully chased. He lied in confu
sion before the forces of Stonewall Jackson.
Tho town is well situated, and tho stir on the
business streets was quite lively. As tho sun
clipped the horizon, In the cool shade of Monday
eve, wended to the “National Cemetery.” Hero
sweetly repose over four thousand of the Union
dead, each grave mounded up In grave form,
and marked with white head-boards, bearing,
ncme, company, regiment and State. The Penn
sylvania dead occupy a largo space In tho north
east part. The “Unknown" are numerically the
largest. Think of It. five acres appropriated to
this benevolent purpose, and tho ground nearly
: all occupied! Ills a beautiful burial place on
nn elevation surrounded with a stone wall, each
section separated by a walk of some four feet
in width, while the head-boards give it much
attraction, they being so regularly set. The
Conlederato Cemetery Is separated therefrom
by a road, or rather a lane, and contains five
acres, an extension of the lown Cemetery. Ihe
graves are similarly mounded and the head
boards alike. Here the Ashby brothers repose,
side by side, and the poetic Inscriptions on
wooden tablatures erected ou various spots
show that they were true to tho "Lost Cause,
sublimely approprlated-and selected.
Leaving ■Winchester at live a. m. Tuesday, the
drat sight presented la thousands ol acres ol
beaaUlul land laid waste, no fences, and pre
sents the «piearnuce of an elevated prairie,
without limner, the surface .covered with short
Era K S, beautifully carpeted with this natural
covering. And thus It will remain until Penn
svlvanlu farmers purchase this desolate region,
aud improve It. The laud, of course, Is lime
stone, similar to Cumberland Valley, and would
soon recuperate under the shill and culture ol
such farmers as they; price, 1 suppose live or
teu dollars per acre. Still. there are other lands
Improved uud productive. . The wheat looks
well aud promises and abundant harvest. A
number of small townb are quickly passed, and
tbo present railroad terminus, is reached. This
town la quite stirring, the people active and
sprightly, and the-lown quite largo, and the
country all around beautiful, the growing crops
luxuriant. Here the “tflow couch 1 ' Is taken lor
twenty-five miles to Stauutou, the valley rail
road not jet completed, but will be. perhaps,
next autumn. The turnpike posses through a
country noted for Its fertility and productive
ness. The farm houses ana uarua tu«. m many
cases, similar to Old Mother Cumberland;
tbe wheat loons well, as l«r ns human vision
extends. Indeed, the natural features or this
valley, lor this distance. Is subllmelj beautiful.
The limber largo and abundant, oak and hick
ory, with much variable pine.
Along, tedious journey, and some eight miles
after nlglit ended, this town Is-reached. and glad.
Indeed, to slop from the coach, tired and stif
fened. Next morning (Wednesday) started out
early to view the situation, and to interview
the people. The town 1s built ou hills, In hol
lows u'ud much on the level. Business seems
to be prosperous. The suburban residences are
almost hid from view by tall oaks and shade
trees much elevated above- the general level
and splendidly improved, and suppose are oo the weHthy. Here there arfl five fe
male private schools, the most conspicuous the
“ Wesleyan 1 Female a Hue building of
large proportions in the ihldstol forest shade.
The Slate “ Blind aud Dpmb institute" la Itself
worth a trip to tills place to see. I don t menu
the spacious buildings, but the Inmates or rath
er pupils ol this benevoleut■lnstitution, Whilst
walking around viewing these unfortunates a
number of the dumb had a lengthy cplliloquy
with the gentlemanly youthful .Principal. He
talked to each and all In sign language with
the utmost facility ; ami as each was attended
to and another came to have his talk aud thou
left In the crowd were many harem skarems,
vicious-looking chaps, and many of seemingly
low culture. The Principal informed me they
light betimes and halloo uproanngly, and jntefi
in puglllstleally, until separated. Mhe blind are
docile, quiet hud peaceauio from necessity, lor
they caunot See; me Uum|> oon «eo aud their
passions are as all others, tamable and -untam
able, The Stale may well bo proud of this no
ble Institution. sltimu-d, as It Is. amidst trees
and grove fosclnatiMW charming.
Are made up ot blacks suit whites, tbe former
superabundant. They are polite, woll-bebavod,
Generally moral ami Industrious, and amongst
themselves very lively and social. The colored
ueonle boro partake. In a gieat measure, of Urn
intelligent, refining Influences of the whites. In
conversation they are remarkable witty, lau-
Giiace good, and well enunciated, free from uu
arolsms of the ignorant class, which are not hero
louud. What Is remarkable, perfect good loel-
Imr prevails amongst them and towards thedom
inant raoe, and wee versa. The white population —
Vtrclnlaua to the “ manor born”—for the most
nan are gentleman of literary culture. It Is a
pleasure, ludeod, for me, a stranger, to.raake so
many cherished acquaintances in the briel pe
riod of two days. True, I had a decided ats£uu •
uigo iu this respect, for I had written and pub
h-died a few articles In the Spectator , in March
last which gave me an Introduction to the gen
tlemanly editors, and to others-who road my
article I never mingled with a people more
Intelligent In conversation, more social and
kind-hearted, and none of bettor habits. Here
i have seen no one intoxicated, black or white,
heard no prolanity, Saw no quarreling, not oven
an angry expression. I called to seo Dr. «.
Koszel pastor of the M. E. Church, and over
thirty years ago Professor in Dickfnsou College.
Pe Is a noble man of the true Virginia type, but
time has much changed his ,physical appear
ance. Ills needless, to say he Is a Southern
Methodist, and holds still Southern views of
the separation of the church.
When I left Williamsport, (my home) ioth
lust., the locust trees were Just sending out
their embroytlc leaves; hero the trees are in
full bloom, so with the forest frees; the loaves
full-grown, and clothed with mld-summei 101 l
ace. The apple trees Just beginning to blossom
there, hero are are filled with fruit, ahead}
well-shaped alter blossoming. There no peach
es the trees winter killed, hero the trees
are lull of wee peaches and abundant. Here,
from the same cause, early cherries dm not
bloom, hero they are nearly full size, lucre,
the wheat half grown, or scarcely so n the
stalk, hero nearly ail full grown, ami in lull
heading; so with the rye. Roses sending out
their sweet scent, and abundance for * deem a
tiou” purposes. Garden vegetation advanced,
and strawberries in market from across the
Blue Ridge at thirty cents per basket of a full
quart, or more, and yet here the Spring was as
up North, very late.
This valley is the garden spot of \ligmla
—none so attractive, none more Inviting,
none more healthful—and whore Nature’s God
has been very lavish of her precious gifts. All
who desire to pome and reside here will he
heartily welcome, and hero Is room enough for
all the farmers of Cumberland Valley, and
room to spare. Hundreds of thousands of acres
are for safe allow prices. All that is wanted Is
capital and enterprise to make this section the
most productive and profitable of any other of
the entire Stale. I am confident a visit on part
of our Northern people Is all that Is required to
convince them of the truth of this assertion.
Here, ordinarily long, severe winters are un
known. Almost, not longer than two months
of winter Is experienced, and this brief period
seldom intensely cold. But I must conclude,
promising you another epistle Iroin the Ola
Dominion’s” classic soil. To-day I start lor the
celebrated “Piedmont District,” over the moun
tain, eastward to Gordonvllle.
Yours truly,
W. Miles.
An aged citizen named RobertGuthrio,
died at New Bloomfield, Perry county,
on the 23d ult., at the age of three score
and ten. Mr. G. was a man of consider
able talent, frequently furnishing articles
foV the Bloomfield press. His disease
was a general wasting away of the
Death of a Priest.— Rev. A. M’Gin
nls, formerly pastorof St. Francis Xaviers
church, In Gettysburg, died at Duuville,
on the 23d ult. He la represented to have
been a kind, good man—beloved and
useful. His remains were taken to Phil
adelphia for Interment.
New Paper Mill—A company has
been organized in Butler township,
Adams county, about seven miloe from
Gettysburg, and will commence the
manufacture of straw printing paper as
soon as the necessary arrangements can
be made.
Atemperance passenger on the night
express of the Cumberland Valley rail
road says persons passing through the
cars on tbo return trip feel as 11 they
were “ Coming through tho Bye.” So
says the State Journal.
Hon. Lemuel Todd, of this placo,
and Capt. G. W. Skinner, of Fulton
county, have been appointed by Stato
Superintendent Wickoraham, to ropro
sont tho Stato In tho Board of Trustees
of tho Cumberland Valley Normal
School, at Shlpponsburg.
Destructive Fire in Boston />
Several Entire Squares Swept Away I
tlie Conniifyratiou
Destruction of the jOlobc Theatre I
Scenes ortlio T<nto Great Flro Repeated!
the Mii-.iTA.irir called out r
Loss JiiBtijn»loil tvt Over
Origin of the Conflagration.
Boston, May SO.—This morning, a little alter 8
o’clock, a lire broke out in tlio upper part of
Haley, Morse & Co.’s large furniture warehouse,
No. 11l Washington street, ami spread with great
rapidity, the wind being from the northwest.
In a short while the llames had extended to both
sides of the street and wore raging with great
Progress of the Flames.
When discovered the lire was In the upper
floor of Haley, Morse & Co.’s.warehouse, among
the workshops, and the flames wore Issuing
from the tool. The piles of light material pack
ed away were like so much tinder, and before
an alarm could bo given great.volumes ol flame
were rolling up 50 feet into the air, nud clouds
of smoko rising. The heat generated was very
Intense, and In 20 minutes the upper stories of
the building from the front to the rear, a dis
tance of 200 feet, were a mass of glowing llames.
The flro worked back Into the stable of Geo. r.
Bouney, on Bumstead place, which runs out of
Boylston street, near Waahlnglonslreet.atul de
stroyed It. Eventually the walls of the Immense
eddico fell and crushed to atoms the extensive
gallery of Jourdaln, wltli all the stores beneath
It, on the opposite corner of Fayette court. The
flames soon spread to another great building ad
jacent, and that was #lso destroyed. Including
Nos. 403,405 and 400 Washington street, occupied
ar.the premises of Rhodes, Ripley & Co., cloth
ing; J.W.Brockett, pianos; Geo.
-F.^ Libby, dry goods. un«i Oco, F. yv nilo, mil
linery. -v
Destruction of the Globe Theatre.
The Hamos crossed Washington street, and
Chlckerlng’s splendid granite building, with its
Immense front, and tho Globe Theatre were
la ruins. The company saved nearly all their
wardrobes. Tho lire also caught the steeple of
the Presbyterian Church, corner Beach and
Harrison avenue, and the spire was soon In a
mass of llnmea. Continuing Us course southerly
from its place ol origin; tho fire soon attacked
tho International Hotel. G- U. Rlcharct proprie
tor Mo. ll& Washington street, and it Icll au
easy prey to the.devouring element.
Tbc Sway of the Monster ivns Irresistible,
and next to fall Its victim was tho largo four
slorv ‘ building occupied by Kelley’s-billiard
rooms, No. Hill; Geo. Thompson & Co, labors,
No. 121. and 'Montgomery & Co *, conlectlouery
store. No. 1 a. The lire on Beach street. In tho
Presbytoilan Church, has been extinguished.
Tiio Military Culled Out.
As tho fire began to assume a most serious as
pect the military were called out and did good
service In keeping back the Immense crowds
which had gathered to witness, tho coullnura
tlon. Tho lire departments of adjacent cities
were also called upon for assistance. A compa
ny of marines from the Charleston Navy Yiud,
with a hose carriage, also worked bard. The
losses on buildings destroyed, at tho assessors
valuation, loot tip ssfi9.slU). Deducting 20 per
cent. «u salvage on building material, the actu
al loss oh real estate is Siao.MO.
Tbc Assessors’ Estimates.
Mr. Benjamin Cushing, of the Board of Assess
ors, estimates the total toss by the fire at Sl.uW,-
000. ‘
The Crowds lit tlio Streets.
The day being a holiday, the report of the fire,
telegraphed to the surrounding towns, brought
thousands of persons lo tho city. Every train
inward bound was crowded with anxious busi
ness men and sensation seekers. There could
not have been less than -100, 0U0 persons near the.
scene of the lire when it was at lls hoight.
A Fireman Killed.
John Hill, a fireman, was killed by falling oft
the Globe Cafe wall, and Charles Allen badly
hurt. All tho insurance ofllcea being closed In
observance of Decoration day, it Is impossible
to lurnlsh at this time accurate accounts of tho
Anxiety About Gen. Jeff. C. Davis.
San Francisco, May 30.— Considerable anxie
ty ia felt for General Davis, who has gone on a
scout with the captured Modocs alter Captain
San FiiancisCo, May 31.—Advices from, the
lava beds state that Gen. Davis. accompanied
by Fftlvchlld. throe soldiers, a correspondent,
Bogus Charlie, Steamboat Frank, Hooker Jim
and Bhacknasty Jim, has returned to Hoyles
camp safely from his scout. Bogus Charlie,
Curlv-headud Doctor and other Indians wont on
wlllt the scout after Cnpt. Jack, and were ex
pected bade at camp yesterday. Several Mo
docs near Fairchild’s camp • are anxious to sur
render. The total number of Modoo prisoners
in the hands of the troops Is 19 men, 23 squaws
and SO children. 25 remain with Captain JunK
and me uu wea armou ana inouuiecr.
San Fbancibco, May 31—evening.—A later
dispatch Irom the scouts stales that Capt. Jacic
and his entire hand had surrendered, but that
Mack had stolon away from the guards the same
night. The troops are again In pursuit.
San Fbancisco, June 2.—Capt. Jack, the Mo
doc leader, surrendered to General Davis on
Sunday morning. Two other warriors surren
dered with him, besides live squaws and seven
Fight in a Church.
New Youk, May 80.—Tho congregation of Ilia
African Moihodlsl Episcopal church at Dean
street ami Schenectady avenue, Brooklyn, held
their Mai- festival In the church last evening.
About midnight, while tho congregation wore
singing u psalm, one of the sisters lelt aggrieved
at some remark of one of the brethren A male
friend of tho woman suugnt out tho aggressor,
and from words they came to blows, and In a
short time a general light ensued, chairs and
tables wore overturned, and soon the lloor was
covered with a rolling and struggling mass of
men and women, intermingled with capsized
Ifco cream, cakes aird jellies of all kinds. The
phllce wore culled, but beforedhey succeeded In
separating the combatants, two of the force
wore knocked down. Nearly all the brethren
and sisters wore thou marched to the station
house. ;
Suicide of One of the lieinlcr Mur
Parsons, Kansas, May hi.—County-Attorney
Ward returned yesterday from Texas, with the
body of Nicholas Morrln ot Marlon, supposed to
have been an accomplice of tho Homier family,
the Kansas assassins. At Denison ho made
some important confessions ond promised to
tell all ho knew about tho Ileuders, when ho
reached this city, but,when near Atoka Htatiou,
Indian Territory, he shot himself m the head
wltn a revolver, mulcting a wound from which
hodled. Itseems lobe certain that the Roil
deis are now In Texas malting their way to tho
Hio orando river to cross info Mexico,
More of the lienders Arrested.
DtjuututK, lowa, May ill.—A young man, sup
posed to he young Render, a eon of tho Kansas
murderer, was arrested In West Liberty, lowa,
and a woman, thought to be ‘Mrs. Render, was
arrested at Oxford, lowa. There seems lo bo
little doubt as to their identity. Roth ol tho
parties are held for further developments.
Fatal Stabbing Affair,
Philadelphia, May 28.—A tragedy occurrei
last night in one of iho cells of the Tenth dis
trict station. • An old man named John Crook
shank, (50 years of ago, arrested for diunkon
ness, whs severely stubbed several places lu the
throat, by tunau named Cassidy, who. had also
been arrested on the same charge, and coniine*
in the sumo cell. The physicians pronounce the
wounds of Crookshank fatal. Cassidy has been
hold to await the result of Crookshank’s Inju
ries. ,
Attempt to Blow up n Barn.
Nkw Rome, Muy 28,—Tlio residence of Colonel
Potter. In Linden, N. 0,,wn3 burned yesterday
morning, the larally barely escaping with life.
Shortly after a fuse was discovered burning,
loading to the hay rack In the barn, which was
stamped out. An Investigation discovered a
can of fifteen pounds of gunpowder under the
barn with which the fuse was connected.
Everything Snlislaclory at Vienna.
Washington, May 31.-Tho Btnto Doporlment
has received information from Vienna, indica
tinc that overyllilnc is progrcßSingsallsractorlly
In connection wltn the exposition since the now
arrangement, and that there is n fair prospect
timt the American department will soon bo in
complete order.
Murder in the First Degree.
Baltijioke, Juno 2.—The Inal of James West,
colored, charged with lulling with a hatchet his
paramour, Anna Gibson, colored, on the 13th of
March last, was concluded in the criminal court
yesterday. The Jury, after bolugontM minutes,
rendered a verdict of murder in the Hart degree,
and the prisoner was remanded for sentence.
Another Stubbing Afl’ulr.
liAi.TiMoitE, Juno 1. —John A. Curtis, colored,
aged 21 years, Instantly killed’ Win. Bhoa, color
ed, aged 31 years a little after midnight, at No.
30 Holland street, plunging a butcher knife In
ills side. Curtis was arrested. In a conversation
with a reporter tills morning about the cause ot
the dllllculty. Curtis icmaraed that lie would
not lot any d d niggers of a b insult
him on the
Shooting Affray in Boston.
Boston, May 28.—Last night Patrick Mahoney
and John Sweeny had a dispute about paying
for drinks with Isaao Bayard, a negro, in tho
hitler’s oar room, when Bayard decided tho
' ucstlon liy shooting both of his customers,
breaking Mahoney's tlilgh hono and Hweonoy 8
arm. Bayard was arrested and tho wounded
inon taken to tho hospital.
Storm in Kentucky
I.oitisvir.i.i-;. May 28.—A storm passed over
tills ollyyesteday afternoon.doing considera
ble damage. The wind lifted several roofs and
uprooted shade trees 111 all directions.
Town and County Items.
Cumberland Valley R. K.—Tliej
passenger trains on tho Cumberland
Valley Railroad arrive and. depart as
Accommodation 7rain leaves uimiuboraburg 6,00
A. M„ Shlppcuaburg 5.20, Newvlllo 0.00, Carlisle
03, Jifechnulcsburg 7.U3 arriving at Harrisburg
J/h« Train leaves Hagerstown 7.85 A. M„ Green
iastlo B.IW, Chambersburg 8.50. Shlppensburg 9J2
Hewvillo 0.51, Carlisle lO.vO.Mechanlcsburg 11.03.
alrlvlng at Harrisburg 11,85 P. M.
i)oi/ Exitresa Train loaves Hagerstown 12.00 M.
Grooncaslle 12.28. Chambersburg 1.05, amppens
burg'l.37, Ncwvllle 2.10, Carlisle 11,50, Mechanics*
burg 8.1(1, arriving at Harrisburg M 3 P. M.
Might Jicprcs' Train leaves Hagerstown 0.20 p.
m.. Uteeucaallo 0,53, Chambersburg 7.32, Ship
oensburg 8.02, Newvlllo 8.35, Carlisle 9.00, Me*
ohaalcOburg o.3s.arrlvlng at Harrlsnurg 10.02 p.m
Aeeommoaauon Train leaves Harrisburg 8.00 A
U.. Mecbnnlcsburg 8.85, Carllsle9.ll, Newvllloo.4/
Sblppensburg 10.20, Chambersburg 10.44, Green*
castle 11.10,'arriving at Hagerstown 11.45 A. M.
Mail 3Vatu loaves Harrisburg 1.55 P. M., Me
obanlcsbnrg2.27, Carlisle 2.58, Newvlllo 8.82, Ship
ponsburg 4,(|2, Chambersburg 4.85, Greencantlo
5.11, arriving at Hagerstown 5.40 P. M.
Dcn/JSx. ZVairt leaves Harrisburg 4,45 P. M.. Mo*
abanlcsburg6,l7,Carlisle6.47,Newville 0.20, SblD
peusburgMS, arriving at Chambersburg at 7.16
P. M. .
A MIXER TRAIN leaves Chambersburg at
7:32 p. m., Grooncastlo 8.40, arriving at Ha
gerstown 930 pm. _ . , ■
Might I&prcsa Train leaves Harrisburg at 11.25
p. ra. Meotianlcsburg 11.58. Carlisle 12,28, New
ville, 1.02, Sblppensburg 1.31, Chambersburg 2.05,
Greoncoitlo 2.37, arriving at Hagerstown at 3.05
P 49-Making close connections at Harrisburg
witn trains to and from Philadelphia,New York,
Baltimore, Washington,Pittsburg,and all points
NolUe to Drovers.—A. stock train will leave Ha
gerstown dally (Sundays excepted) ut3.20p./n.»
and Chambersburg at 5.40, arriving at H«* 18
burg it 10.45 p. m., aud at Philadelphia at 7 oc ik
a. m.nextday. ~ . .
Trains run on Philadelphia time, which Is ten
minutes faster than our local llmo.
With this number wo close the fifty
ninth volume of the American Vol
unteer, which was established Jime
12, 1814, by Win. B. XJndenvood, and
which has been under, the control of
the present editor for the last twenty
eight years. During, this long period
of years, it has been our constant aim
to issue a first-class paper in every re
spect, and we spared neither time nor
money in the object we had in view.
To-day the Volunteer will compare
tavorably with any paper in the State,
and it is our.object that it shall bo kept
up to that standard.' Established at a
time when our country was engaged in
the second war of Independence, when
all was gloom and uncertainty, and
when our financial affairs were in a
perplexed condition, the new paper re-,
celved a cordial support from the hon
est yeomanry of Cumberland county,
and soon secured a sound and perma
nent foothold. During the whole pe
riod of its existence it has never
changed its name nor swerved from
the advocacy of true Democratic prin
ciples; Since the establishment of the
Volunteer, a great revolution in the
art of printing has taken place, many
improvements having been made, both
ns regards typography and machinery,
and also in the manufacture of printing
paper. With all the improvements
the Volunteer has kept a steady pace,
having been from time to time en
larged and otherwise improved.. It is
our intention iii a very short time, to
issue the paper in an entirely new
.tirooa at considerable expense,.and. all
wo ask is the continued encourage
ment which wo have thus far received.
Our new typo will bo a little smaller
than that which the present paper is
printed on, but will have a bold face,
so that it can be easily read. To the
subscriber wo will have increased fa
facilities for giving the latest news,
and also a larger and more varied
assortment of original and selected lit
erary and political reading matter. To
the advertiser we hold out the induce
ment of a rapidly increasing circula
tion, a large paper— containing thirty
two columns—in which advertisements
can be beautifully and properly dis
played, and a single sheet, the contents
of which can bo seen at a glance. Our
terms are as reasonable as any journal
in the State; our circulation is the
largest in the county, and is caFried
through the mails to nearly every
State and Territory in the Union. Busi
ness men will And the Volunteer
the best advertising medium in South
i ern Pennsylvania. In conclusion we
would state that we have one of the
finest job offices in the State, in which
• will bo found nil the latest style types,
1 presses, &c., and competent workmen
\ to'execute the work. All work en
! trusted to us will bo executed with
neatness and despatch and on the most
reasonable terms.
Painful Accident.— On Friday after
noon last, whilst Charles Spotiyood was
dressing stone on West Main street, near
the residence of B. C. Woodward, to be
used on the College fence, a quantity of
sprawls off the stone accidentally flew
into bis right eye. Although very pain
ful it is thought the sight of the eye is
not injured.
Col. Kanaoa, the gentlemanly pro
prietor of tbe Girard House, In Philadel
phia, paid a visit to hla old home in
Silver Spring township; last week. In
appearance the Colonel is the same man
ho was twenty years ago.
It is expected that passenger trains
will run regularly over the Meohanics
burgand Dillaburg rail-road, by tho Istof
July, the Cumberland Valley rail-road
company having obtained control of the
The Cumberland Guards, colored, par
aded through the principal streets of this
place on Monday afternoon. It being
pay day they had a full turn out and
made a respectable appearance.
’ The Valley Sentinel saye that "Shlp
pensburg has a failing for handsome
faces." That’s precisely what’s tho
matter with Carlisle.
The students at the Normal School,
Shlppensburg, have organized a base
hall club, '
Whiting Locals sometimes Is like
endeavoring to do a big business with a
small capital.
Gettysbuuo Is to have a tournament
on the Fourth of July. Will anything
lake place In Carlisle?
Keep a look out for A. H. Blair’s new
advertisement next week. Great Induce
ments ollered.
Darn Haising.—By invitation of
Mr. John Stuart, of South Middleton
township, wo attended Ids barm raising
(Wednesday of last week,) on the beau
tiful farm on which his son Hebert rer
sides. After we, with the assistance of
several others, had raised the barn,
dinner was announced, and in a twink
ling the entire force—about one hun
dred and forty men were seated
around the well-filled tables. The din
ner was a most excellent one, the two
long tables (erected beneath the spread
ing branches of the apple orchard.)
fairly groaning beneath the f
things tjiey contained. Mr. 6t uart i
knowing that we had all tvorMd hard
and had put up his barn iv complete
order, gave the commocd to “eat
hearty,” and his command was obeyed
without a word of grumbling.
After dinner, by invitation of Mr.
S., most of thostf present were escorted
through the now and magnificent brick
dwelling house recently erected. This
is, beyond doubt, the most elegant
farm lionse in Cumberland county, and
is a costly and beautiful structure. The
wood-work is black walnut, and the
entire building is finished in the best
of stylo. Situated on a knoll, the South
.Mountain and ,n large portion of the
Valley are in full view. The scenery is‘
at once grand and lovely. The farm
(about 140 acres,) is among the best in
our Valley, and is in a high state of
cultivation. All in all, this is one of
the most heartsome and beautiful
farm properties in old Mother Cumber
Another Barn Raised. —On Sat
urday last the frame-work of a large
barn was erected on*Mr. James Bosler 7 s
beautiful farm, a few hundred yards
east of our Borough line. Aided again
by a number of able-bodied men, wo
had the pleasure to see the barn go up
in a very short time and without acci
Mr. John L. Pechart was the
architect and builder of both these
barns, and as far as we are capable of
judging, they are strong, substantial
buildings, and apeak well for Mr. P. ns
a barn builder.
Mary Institute.— We learn that
the Mary Institute is to begin its next
year (in September) under new au
spices. Thei present Principal, Mrs.
• Dunbar, having resigned her position
in the school, a lady from Maryland,
Mrs. S. H. Windsor, is to take charge
of the institution. A band of compe
tent instructors will be associated with
her, and from what we ht>ar of the new
Principal, we have reason 1 to believe
that this school will commend itself
anew to the confidence and patronage of
our community. The annual Exami
nations will be held in the school
building, on South Hanover street, on
Friday, June 6th, and Monday the
9th, beginning on each day &t 9 a. m.
The patrons and friends of the school
are cordially invited to be present. The
address, before the school will be giv
en in St. John’s Church, on Monday
I evening, Juno 9th, at 7} o’clock, by the
Rev. B. J. Keeling, D. D., of Harris
burg, and the Musical Entertainment
by the pupils will take place In the
school building on Tuesday evening,
the 10th inst., beginning at 8 o’clock.
Piok-pooK-Ets.— Light-fingered gen
tlemen were numerous in town on
Thursday last, it being show day. We
learn of many persons who had their
pockets picked of money and valuables
on the show grounds, among them a
man * named Samuel Kelly, of Penn
township, who was relieved of a pock
et-book containing $250 in money, and
$3OO in promisory notes. It is strange
that people who visit places of this kind
will persist in carrying large amounts
j of money about them after the lessons
taught them years ago. A detective
followed, the show to Hanover, York
county, in order to gain some knowl
edge as to who the pickpockets were,
but the birds had flown with their
Wool.— Mr. Michael Gleim, of South
Middleton placed upon our
table a bunch of wool from the clip of
one of his Lincolnshire ewes. It is the
finest and most beautiful wool we have
ever seen. Mr. G’s sheep are from
Canada, and are the pure breed. Wo
are sorry that so few of our farmers
availed themselves of the opportunity
to obtain these sheep when they were
for sale here last winter. They are
certainly (especially for wool,) about
the best sheep to be had. The fleece of
a good ewe is from eleuen to thirteen
lbs.; of a buck from fourteen to six
Supposed Case of Poisoning.—A
little daughter of Daniel Unger, resid
ing at Middlespring, died on Monday
morning, after a few hours illness,
which, in the opinion of the attending
physician, was caused from eating
poisonous candy. The little girl ate
the candy on Sabbath night, and, after
intense suffering, expired on Monday
morning about ten o’clock. Her age
was about two years. We hope par
ents will take warning from this, and
keep from children' the vile painted
truck which is sold under the name of
“ fruit candy.”— Shippensburg News.
Lettuce.— Our townsman, Major A.
A. Line, will accept our thanks for
placing on our table specimens of his
superior head lettuce.
Mr. J. P. Yeiagst, of the East ward,
also left us several heads of lettuce
very crisp and fine.
Joined the Cibcdb. —A young man
named Harry Newman, lately In theem
ploy of Mr. Wm. Bretz, of this place,
left town on Friday with Howes olrous.
Another young man, "Butt” Sites by
name, also accompanied the concern.
Mu. E. J. Krause, brewer, of this
place, received an apparatus for manu
facturing mineral water lost week.
Ho will manufacture thli in connection
with beer, ale, &c.
Appointed. John E. Qeesaman,
formerly local editor of the Valley Sen
tinel, has received the appointment of
teller in the First National Bank of
•Shippensburg. ,
The old wooden fence which former,
ly surrounded Dickinson College has
been torn away, and a new stone one
Is being erected In its stead. Quite
an improvement.
Dr. J. R. Bixler had the. gas Intro
duced Into hla residence on West Pom
fret street, last week.
To muzzle a dog press tbe barrel of a
pistol against his ear and pull the trlggei;’
Trout.—The Harrisburg*^''* oll H^ 3
that there la no purer ” ronm In the
State than Silver SprMK. Cumberland
county, and theae ‘8 > lono ln ' vhlc , h
finer trout dispc* l - The unrahcr is
also very augmenting, hun
dreds of thousands of troutlots having
been hatch'd and introduced into the
water tl* past few y oa « b y the 811 ver
Bprinf propagating association. Pish
ingin the stream affords an Infinitude of
viensuro to the experienced and scien
tific angler, and the novice gives the
laughable illustrations of “ how not to
do it.” ■ The trout is the aristocrat of
fish. What the rose is among her
sisters of the garden is he among the
brethren of the wave. There are fish
which outshine him in splendor of
color, none which equal him in sober
richness of hue and symmetry of form.
He lives in the purest waters and seeks
the daintiest food. The silver minnow,
satin finned, twinkling star.light in the
blue waters, and "the tiger moth, da
mask dyed, flickering like flame along
the sun kindled ripples, are his chosen
prey. To wnatever haunt you track
him you find yourself surrounded with
beauty. Now it is a mountain stream
with chiming cascades, overarched
with leaves ; now a still stream flowing
through meaddws and mirroring still
trees; now sounding reefs with green
waves rolling upon them, topped with
a snowy curl of foam. ■ All the lures
with which you solicit this high bred
Brahmin of the waters are beautiful;
the instruments of his capture are light,
fairy like, refined; cobweb tolls such
as one would use to ensnare a truant
fly. No coarse exertion or cruel vio
lence accompanies his pursuit. It is
meditative, leisurely, studious; a con
test of wits. You approach tbs abode
of your fish with respect. You engage,
him as deferentially and as warily as
as you would engage an ambassador.
There is equality in the contest, If you
capture him you are ihe victor in a po
lite diplomatic duel.. If not, you are
fairly vanquished and you must accept
that condition with grace, as one who
plays with an equal ■ antagonist and,
loses the game.
Dedication of the Second Pres
byterian Church. —The new and
beautiful house of worship erected by
the Second Presbyterian Church of this
place, was dedicated to the Triune God
with appropriate services, on Thursday,
the 29th ult. It was a joyous day for
this congregation. It is almost three
years since the old building (which
formerly stood on the same corner,)
was torn down. The congregation has
passed through ail the vicissitudes in
cident to such an enterprise, but finally
is able to present this beautiful temple
to the Lord free of debt. The whole
cost of the building and appliances is
about $46,000. This, with the new
parsonage of the same church, repre
sents something more than $50,000 con
tributed by this congregation in sub
scriptions and bequests during the last
four years, in addition to their ordinary
yearly expenses and contributions'to the
hone voient work of the Church at large,
which would , make an aggregate of
about $64,000 during these four years.—
The dedication services were conducted
by the pastor, Rev. George Norcross,
assisted by Rev. Dr. A. A. Hodge of
Allegheny, Rev. Dr. Davidson. of
Philadelphia, Rev. Dr. Robinson of
Harrisburg, Rev., John C. Bliss, a for
mer pastor, and Rev. P. H. Mowry of
Springfield, Ohio. Dr. Hodge preached
the dedication sermon, from Rev. 21:
3. His theme was “ The Tabernacle of
God." It was a very able discourse,
and though more than an hour in
length, was listened to with unflagging
interest to the end. The prayer of
dedication was then offered by: the
pastor, and the services closed with the
Doxology and the Benediction. An
interesting meeting, was held in the
evening, at which addresses were de
livered by several speakers, Dr. Hodge,
Dr. Bliss and Dr. Krakino partici
pating. ■
The twenty-seventh anniversary of
the Conodoguinel Lodge, JNo. 173 I. O.
O. F. was celebrated at Newvillo, on
Wednesday of last week, and was a
grand success. Deputations -from the
lodges in Carlisle,
burg, Orrstown, Leesburg and Boxbury
were in attendance. The procession was
formed at JO o’clock, headed by the
Keystone Cornet Band of Newville, and
after parading through tho principal
streets was dismissed, to assemble in
Literary Hall, at half-past one o’clock.
Upon re-assembling in the Hall speeches
appropriate to the occasion were dellv
orod by Dr. P. (i. Livergood. of Lancas
ter city, and Rev. W. G. Reeser, of Ship
penahurg. Theodore Cornman, Esq., of
Carlisle, then read the statistics of the
lodge, and made a few remarks briefly
illustrating the benefit derived from
relief in this way. The hall was well
filled with a large and respectable audi
ence, and the best of order was observed
during the entire day.
Return of Lieutenant Rheem.—
Tho following, relative to our former
townsman, Lieut. E. B. Rheem, we
t ake from the Daily Serald , published*
at Portland, Oregon:
“Lieutenant E. B. Rheem. of the Twenty-first
Infantry, returned by the train lost evening,
Irora tho Modoc country, on his return to Van
couver on sick leave, tie has been at tho front
since the breaking out of tho war, and was at
tached to tho gallant Major Mason's command,
wno have fought so bravely In the Java-beds,
being the first to occupy tho strongnold of Capt.
Jack. Tho officers and men belonging to this
regiment have conducted themselves Jn a man
ner that speaks very highly of their l*ravory ;
and discipline, shirking nothing, and holding
their position among the rooks.ln the broiling
sun, against the red skins. Although the troops
have been exposed to all tho dangers of the la
va-heds, suffering greatly, they are all deter
mined to light to tho last, and avenge the death
of General Canby. Lieutenant Rheem has spent
four years in fighting the Apaches In Arizona
previous to these hardships, and has been or
dered to return to Vancouver for medical treat
Fire at Mt. Holly. —The dwelling
house owned by Mr. L. Lynch, and
occupied by Hiram Gibb, at Mt. Holly,
was entirely consumed by fire on
Tuesday morning a little after 7 o'-
clock. All the household goods of Mr.
Gibb were also lost. We did not learn
how the fire originated. Mr. Gibb and
and family, except one little child,
were absent from the house when the
fire broke out.
Arrested for Larceny.— A young
negro named Luther Bell, was arrested by
Policeman Matthews on Friday last for
tho larceny of a sum of money from the
late residence of James Hamilton, dee’d,,
during tho sale, which was held one day
last week. Bell was committed to Jail
but was subsequently released on ball.
The Corn Crop.—We are Informed
by one who knows something about
farming, that notwithstanding the back
wardness of th- q, there will be an
Howes’ Combination Thursday last
was the day announced for the advent of
Howes’ great circus and manngerlo Into
Carlisle. At an early hour hundreds of
people, had come into town from th o
country to witness the grand street pa
rado, which took plooo at 10 o'clock, A.
M. The procession moved from Bender's
lot at the appointed hour, and was greet
ed along the route by thousands who had
assembled to witness it. The twb golden
chariots, which could not be built in this
country for $26,000 apiece, were of course,'
the prominent features of the parade, but
there were many other extraordinary
attractions, among them a richly carved
dragon drawn by n beautiful team of ten
ponies, a small chariot to which were
attached six ponies, a large number of
fine horses handsomely caparisoned and
ridden by armed knights, a troop of live
wonderfully trained elephants and an
array of animal cages, etc. The colossal
chariots were each occupied by five
gorgeously attired ladies and drawn by
ten horses. Eight of the ladles were
seated on the corners of the chariots and
two had positions about thirty feet from
the ground—one slttlu g on the design of
the globe and the other on that of an
elephant. The pro cession passed thro'
the principal streets where trees and
other obstacles did not Interfere with the
passage of the altitudinous chariots, and
the thousands who witnessed It were
filled with rapture at the unparalelled
magnificence of the pageant. The per,
formances both in the afternoon and
evening .were excellent, introducing
many new features, especially the riding
of M’lie Dookrill and Mr. W. H. Morgan,
who in their separate bareback feats, ex
hibited un usual dash and skill, The
other e equestrians were good in their
respective roles. The five performing
eiegbauts surpassed in intelligence and
difficult feats anything ever before seen
in this place. The Eomelll troupe on
the' iron ofadle, forty feet from the
ground, and in their acrobatic feats ou
terra Arm a were marked by superior
excellence, and the horizontal bar per
formances of Messieurs Leon and Lc-
eeila illustrated in a remarkable degree
their great muscular powers and gym
nastic training. The humor of Ike
clovvna was entertaining, the,tumbling
superb, and the collection of animals,
embraced a number of fine specimens.
The entrance! into the cages of seven
hyenas and five Bengal tigers was thrill
ingly interesting, with the fearless per
formances of their trainer. In conclu-
sion we would elate that the above
combination was gotten up at a coat of
over and cannot fall to give sal.
isfaotlon wherever the proprieiors may
eee fit to pitch their tents.
Are Coming. ‘-The Alleghnniau
Vocalists and Swiss Bell Ringers, first
organized twen ly-six years ago, and
whose name has become the household
word of the music loving people of all
nations, and whpse continuous travels
have extended to all parts of the civil
ized globe, will appear at Rheerh’s
Hall, Thursday evening, June sth, and
every one who enjoys good homo
music—music that will take you back
to the “good old days of yore,” and
mane you forget dull care, should at
tend their concert. Their Repertoire
embraces a large, collection of Vocal
Quartettes, arranged in their own pe
culiar style; also a variety of the
sweetest English, Irish, Scotch, Gerr
man and Spanish ballads extant; Hu
morous Songs, Duets, etc., Arias,
Cavatinas and Scenes, from works of
the most popular Italian and French
masters. In addition to their usual
choice selections of Vocal Music, they
will play several pieces on their new
Swiss Bells..
The Alleghanians present free to
every lady and gentleman on entering
the hall a musical casket,” which
is fully worth the price of ad
mission and is a now feature in their
Prize Contest, —The Sophomore ora
torical prize contest of the Union Philo
sophical Society of Dickinson College,
took place in Emory Chapel, on Friday
evening last. Although, not being able
to be present we learn the
young gentlemen acquitted themselves
in a very creditable manner. The music
for the occasion was furnished by the
XCeyatone Cornet Band of NewvlUe.
Below we give the
Persistent Purpose, ,
Frank E. Braduer, Newark, N. J.
The Study of Science, ■ ,
Edward F. Hilton, Union, N.J.
The Fallibility 0/Reason, • „ , f(1
Henry Tuomas, Prinoe.Qeorge, Mu.
Christianity the True Cause of Human Progress,
A. Reese Bender, Greencubtlo, I ft.
Re Thyself in Thought, , M
J Walter E. Avery, Falrmount, Md.
The Livin', Bead. a w _ BnUlmoro , M d.
Partridge in partridge
was observed perched upon the roof of
Maj, Ramsey’s tin store, on East Loii
thor street, on Thursday morning
It Js very seldom we see this species of
bird venture Into the centre of toWu at
this season of the year. After becoming
almost exhaeted by whistling the famous
song, 11 bob-white,” his blrdahip flew
slowly away—undoubtedly to his quiet
abode In the country.
■bail Bep aired.—The road employees
of the Cumberland Valley rail-road la>u
a new rail on Main etreet, in front of t o
market house, last Thursday. The o
rail was iu a bad condition
repairing badly. We dreaded to see a
-train pass East over the road at 1 fl
point, for fear the locomotive would pay
a visit to Miller & Buttorfs dry goons
Fire on the Mountain.—An exten
sive fire raged for some hours, on t 0
South mountain, in tho vicinity ofHun
ter's run, on Wednesday last. The re
is supposed to have originated by coa s
dropping from the locomotive as tho tra n
passed through the gap. The course o
the fire from Hunter’s run was Bonn,
and extended to Holly. Alargeamoun
of timber was destroyed.
Accident.—A lad named Win.
ard, residing on South Pitt street, whilst
whittling a stick , with a knife, on ®
day last, the knife slipped in som
and the blade run into his wrist,_ativ 18
a vein. Tho wound bled so freely, .
tho services of ft physician wore
A woman named Mrs. Pet ° rß ’ wflß
sides in the North-west eud ot *o'
arrested one day last week,. wbOBo
~y of a sum of money from " wflB ooal
name wo could not learn. B t
mltted to jail for trial at the Aug