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LABIUM Ell & v A I! P,
STONE WAltU I'OTTKKY I"()H H.XI.V
The property occupied by Porter i Hro. in
Krady tp., near Lurhersburg, will bo sold low (as
the ewner contemplates removing westward) the
pottery is in good order and has connected with
Jt abou! 0 acres of Imul, about one Im'.f in grass
the balance in wood. There is a new twe-story
dwelling and sufficient stabling and eheds on tho
place. Uood material fur the manufacture of
Stone war and abundanoe of eoul ore on tho
property. For terms apply to
L. J. C1UXS, Clearfield.
May :. 18i7.-tf.
Dlt. I.ITCH'8 PAIX CURER. AXTI-BILI-OVB
REMEDY and RESTORATIVE, for
Cuids, Cough, Croup, Ac. Suld nt Jos. O con's
Shoe Kb op, Clearflcld. set. 28, '67.
The subscriber, formerly of the Exchnngo Ho
tel, Philipsburg, having taken tin above
new stand, situate on the bunk of tho river, in the
Itwer end of Curwensville, would announce tiiut
b is now ready fur the accommodation of stran
gers and all others who may favor hi in with a
call. The houso is large and comfortable, and
travelers will find every convenience necojanry to
their comfort Ample stabling is attached to tho
February 10, 1868.
GREAT DISCOVERY OF THE AGE,
1)K. GUSTAV LINNARD'S
TASTE RESTORA TIVE TROCHES.
The Great substitute or Tebaeto,
It Is i well known and lutontrovcrtiblo fuel
that the use of Tobacco is the promoting cau. of
many ef the most severe MENTAL AND PHYS
ICAL DISORDERS to which tho race of man is
.subject, as careful analysis and long nnd painful
eifrienco have clearly proven that it contains
ertain narcotic and poisonous properties most
dangerons in their effect, which by entering into
the blood deranges the functions and operations
of the heart, causing many to suppose that organ
to be seriously diseased.
TOBACCO affects also the entire nervous sys
tem, manifesting It-celf as all who hnvo used the
noxious weed will bear testimony in Lassitude,
Nervous Irritability, Water flrnsb, Dyspepsia, 4
many other disorders of a similar character.
THE TASTE RESTORATIVE TROCHES are
designed to counteract those baneful influences,
and have proved completely successful in a mul
titude of cases, and wherever used, lioiiighiirm
Icks in themselves they exert a beneficial cflec t
upon the entire system, restoring the Taste which
has become vitiated or destroyed by great indul
gence, cotnpletoly removing tho irritation and
accompanying tickling lensution of the Throng
which are always consequent upon the abstniuiny
from the use of Tobacco, nnd by givin g a bcultli
tone to the stomach invigornto the whole system
Persons who are irretrievably undermining
their constitutions and shortening Uioir lives,
should nse these Troches immediately nnd throw
II the injurious and unplca .uut habit of Tobac
These Troches- or Lozengct are put up in a
eenvenient and portable form at the low price of
.60 eents per box. A liberal discount to the trade.
Prepared solely by the undersigned to whom
all orders should be addressed.
.AMES E. DOWERS, Druggist
Cor. 2d and Race streets, Phila.
Arril 18, ly.
LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Pos
Office at Clearfield fur lbs quarter ending
March 31st, 1368.
L. Noston, Dr. John Crcsswell, Mrs. Sidney
Jfontgnmery, Celestien Verrci, John Low, John
Livingston, Henry Lininger, Geo. Wornick, Mrs
-Mary Wise, James S. Ames, John lleers, Juno.
Orossniekel, Ilirnin R. Uarald, Hurry W. Fisber,
James 8. Peters, Wm. Ftcwnrt, Dr. Shirk, Mrs.
Susan .Vbnnth, Miss Ahna Iiumel Miss .Vury
Huff, Emy Ann Soulse, John Kuhn, foreign ;
Andrew Siegal, Smith Dimklunt
Ap . 7. C. 1). VVATSOiVI M.
ere bant and Produce Dealer, Luthers-
burg Clearfield county, Pa.
THE Biblo Society of Clearfield co
Jiereby gives notice that their books,
namely, Bible and Testaments, are depo
sited in the othce of James Wngley, Keg
later and Recorder at Clearfield. The
books are of various sizes nnd adapted to
supply either private individuals or Sun
day Schools at very, cheap rates. Very
substantial bible can bo had as low as 25
-cents a piece, and testaments as low as 0
cents a piece.
The people of the county generally are
also invited to leave with Mr. Wrinlev
any donation they may bo pleased to
make in aid of the funds of the Society.
Signed by order of the Executive Commit
tee. ., ALEX. M'LEOD, Prest.
T)LASTERIN(i. The subscriber, having
J. located himself In th borough of Clearfield
euld inform th publio that he Is prepared to
do work In th above line, from plain to ornamcn
Hal of any description in a workmanlike manner.
Also whitewashing and repairing don in a neat
Dinner and an reasonable terms.
-. EDWIN COOPER.
Clearfield, April 17, I8ST. ly.
: ; PARK & MERRELL.
CARRIAGE and SLEIOli MAKERS. Shot
n fourth t, In H.E. 6nyder new building.
ulyjl83.-y.i . . r .
I A " 10T oT rafting itoves, aU a i
I 1. ssh. 10 by 12. for sale kv
i nott of window
iiersaru. .vimu. Castta.
SCHOOL BOY DAYS,
nv r. w. a. snii.Tz.
Ah! well do I remember
My envly school-boy days ;
The tedious hours of study,
The welcome hour for plays;
The well contested spellings,
The smiles of playmates dear,
The treat the teaclior gave us,
On the first day of tho year.
With pockets full of candy
In glee we skipped about,
And wak'd the forest's echo.
With many a joyous shout ;
As on the neighboring side hill,
A-Bliding on the snow,
Full many an hour we squander'd
Jn days of long ago.
Sometimes we'd fight nnd quarrel,
Against tho teacher's rule ;
Oh! then, how we would "cotchjit"
When weM go back to school !
But soon 'twns'ull forgotten,
Forgotten in an hour,
Much like a clap of thunder,
Or passing April shower.
Then in the summer Weather,
With luughtei'-spatkling eyes,
He wundered through tho meadows,
To chase tho butter-flies.
And hunt the speckled birds' nests,
Low in tho grassy ground j
Oil, how wo were delighted,
Whenever one wo found.
And in tho dim old forest,
Amid the sylvan pines,
To wreath the school-house windows,
We gathered verdant vines,
And blooming honey-suckles,
li'lien we had time to spare,
To decorate the buildins.
H'hilo wo were learning thero.
Since that time I have travelled
The world's area through ;
IInvo seen a dozen elephants
And roaring lions too :
But memory still will wander
Through years of mist and hazo
To lov'd associat ions
Of early school-boys days.
Fur the R'fmblican,
LINC3 WRITTIX TO TEE fiRENf OF NAOr.lE
The Lord his chastening rod hath son t,
Nor must you murmur or complain,
Tho' bereft of one you lov'd so well,
You hope to meet with Iter again.
You feel the loss you now sustain,
But bow submissive to bis rod,
Your loss is her eternal gain ;
She dwells forever with her Cod.
And while you dwell in tents below,
Atxl often drop the silent tear,
She lives whero trees immortal grow,
And streams that run divinely clear.
Dear "Maggio" plays on harps of gold
And strikes the richest tiotes or grace,
She feols the joys to earth unknown ;
And views the Saviour face to face.
Then can you wish her back again,
lo tread through tins dark vale of tears,
De ir Maggie, no with Jesus reign ;
lie s put nn end to all thy tears.
JENNIE n. c.
IVnnsvillo, May 5th, 1858.
MAJOR GF.NEKAL F. F."SMITII.
The death of rersifer F. Smith. Major
General in the United States army, which
took place ai Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
on Monday last, tho 17th, is an irremedi-
ablc national loss. Iho news lias occa
sioned us little surprise, while sharing in
tho general grief over such a dispensation.
General Smith had been in failing health
for some years past, hen we last met
him we were startled hi the great change
in his appearance. Tho erect and hardy
soldier whom we know so well, and re
membered so kindly, ten years before,
could hardly bejrecngnized in the attenu
ated frame and trembling movements of
that humnn wreck. His indisposion du
ring the Mexican war, aggravated by his
late residence in Texas, at the head of the
military divison in that quarter of the U
nion, no doubt hastened his death. There
was much in the history and character of
General Smith interesting and exemplary.
Apart from his military genius, he was a
rare scholar, a good lawyer, an accom
plished gentleman, and an upright man.
The Evening Bulletin of yesterday con
tains a short and faithful sketch of his ca
reer, from which we copy as lollows:
"General Smith was a worthy son of
Pennsylvania, having been born in this
citv Philadelphia,) in 1798, so that ho was
in the 60th year of his age. He was a son of
Jonathan Smith, whose father held an
important public office in Chester county
under the colonial t;overnment, and came to
Philadelphia during the last century. The
maternal grand futher of General Smith
was Persifer Frazer, who was a lieutenant
in the revolutionary army.
"After going through a collegiate course
and graduating at Princeton, the subject
of this notice studied law under the late
Charles Chauncey, Esq. Upon his udmis
sion to practice he removed to Sew Or-
1 . '1-1 1 iV .
leans, where he resiuea. ciiBiiceu in nie
duties of his profession, until the period of
tho Florida war, when he volunteered lor
service there, and served gallantly during
two campaigns under General Gaines.
It was here that his militrry talent was
brought to the knowledge of General Tay
lor, and it was upon his recommendation
that the Governor of Louisiana cave to
him the command of the Louisana'volun-
teers for service in the war 1 with Mexico,
lie eorvod under General Taylor in the
campaign of the Rio Grande. i
"In May, 1846, while in Mexico, he was
appointed Colonel of the Rifle Regimentt
that was raised for thf war, and for his
services at the Metre nnd capture of Monte-
I rey he was brevetted BrigadierGeneral. lie
I wm subsequently ordered to join uvneral
CLEARFIELD, I'A. WKDNESD.W MAY tf, 1U63.
Scott, and commanded a brinde on the
menioi-ublo niitieh from Vera Cruz tho city
of Jexieo, taking a prominent part iu tho
most importunt battles.
"At Contreras he rendered efficient ser
vice, General Scott in I is official report,
stating that he closely directed tho whole
attack in front with lis hubitu-d coolness
and ability At Chemii teiiee also in !!!
. J., 1 . : .
prominently engaced. as also in the fin.il
struggle at the city gates. General Scott
in his reference to the Helen Gate affair,
again describes General Smith as 'cool, un
embarrassed and readv .' and these were
distinguishing traits of his military char
acter. "After the war was over, Gen. Smith
who had been promoted to the rank of
3njorGcnerul by Brevet, for his services
at Contreras, wasordeted to California, to
the command of that military department
no nem a similar coin-
mand in lexas
In 1WG he
4iv,u uv 1U!1 remainuain com -
ninnd until quite recently, when he was
appointed to the command of the cxpedi-
tion to Utah.
ijf-Tt' l, ... ,r - , i.i .
with the bachelor who perpetrated the
.,..., ,UM.-nc lu ue uc.p..-, nicu
"Nature, impartial in her ends,
Tl'lien she made man the strongest,
Jn justice then to make amends,
Made woman's tongue the longest.,'
An Item for the Ladies. It is stated
that a most extraordinary custom pre
vails among the Vizrces, a powerful tribe
occupying an extensive district in Cubul,
among the mountains between Persia and
India. The women choose their husbands
and not the husbands their wives. If a
woman be pleased with a man, she sends
the drummer oftho camp to pin a hand
kerchief to his cap with a pin which she
had used to fasten her hair. The man is
obliged to many her if hu can pay her
price to her father.
VTwo young persons desired to mar
ry ; but' the gill's mother wouldn't con
sent, and she being of age, the gentleman
sued out i writ of habeas corpus, and the
mother wa; compelled to bring the daugh
ter into court. Tho judge asked the girl
if she wanted to marry Smith. Sho said
"Yes;' nnd he married them.
Good Taste in Dnr.ss.-A vouna ladv in
one of tho leading circles at llashington.
C. , " imitivii,
was complimented by a gentleman on the
simplicity and good taste of her dress, at
an evening party. She replied "I am
glad you liko my dress ; it cost just eleven
dollars, and 1 mado every stitch of it my
self!" When our vouna ladies prido
themselves upon the home manufacture
and cheapness of their attire, instead of
theexpensivenessand foreicn importation.
we shall have fewer broken fathers,
A Fiuht with GitAssiiori'Eita. Tito
Gonzallos (Texas) Inquirer has tin amusing
account of tho invasion of that city l'y
grasshoppers, and the attempt of the citi -
CWIO J H-.ll.-l II1C illll UI4U13 .
v i ,.i
Every body turned out men. women
and children, white and black, little nig
gers and chickens, editors and devils ev
ery body with 'fire nnd sword,' brushes
and brooms, blankets and buckets, carried
on the deadly conflict, but to no avail ;
the hoppers hopped on, and the defend
ing forces were obliged to beat nn iiiclori-
ous retreat, leaving the barbarians in pos
session of the conquered city.
Technical Woul-s. In readinc wo fie-
quently como across words with which we
are unacquainted, and which are necossa-
ry lo give us a lull idea OI llie sUDjoct. 10
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l-.vir.. il;u ,i;ffi..ii i. .i: ;.:..
n.i.i niuivuii i . " V 1,1 ) U 11 VIlllllHKJtl
. . ' .
ol some ot the more common words:
A firkin of butter, 50 lbs A sack of
coals, 224 do. A truss of straw. 3(5 do.
A stave of hemp, 32 do. A sack of flour.
280 do. A quintal, 100 do. A piggot of
steel, 120 do. A truss of hay, 5(i do. A
bash, SO bushels. A kilderkin, 18 gallons
A barrel, 30 do. A hogshead, 51 do.
A puncheon, 84 do.
English prices current often sneak of
the price of wheat "per quarter" to re
duce this to barrels, multiply the price by
seven, and divide by twelve, and it will
givo the price, at tl.'o sanio rate, by the
barrel. Thus, if wheat is quoted at 50
shillings a quarter, multiply 50 by 7, and
divide by 12, and it gives the price, 32 shil
lings 8 pence a barrel.
Go Back to the Plow.
Did it ever occur to political ' theorist,
that this universal Yankee nation was
given to trafficking to an excess almost
startling? The lists of one of the mercan
tile ugenoioB of New York exhibit the as
tonishing foot, that there are 204.0G1 tra
ders of all kinds in the United States.
Whut an army of "storekeepers." Divi
ding the trade of our twenty-five millions
equally among these traders, and there
ore 12J to each, men, women ana child
ren, or ubout twenty-fivo famlles. What
can show more strikingly tho great ex
cess of attention bestowed upon traffic.
All these men cannot livo honestly by
their business, nnd they do not. Half of
them fail, and nre succeeded by others,
who go the same round and come to the
same end. If the other half live, it can
only be by exorbitant profits on the arti
cles passing through their hands, consti
tuting a system of legalized robbury of the
producers and consumers of the commu
nity. Every article of food and drink and
apparol is burdened with a heavy tax to
support this vast army of traders. They
eat up the substance of tho land, and like
Pharoah's lean kino, they still continue
lean and ravenous.
If about three-fourths of this . class
would devote themselves to some produc
tive labor, the country would become rich
er by several millions every year, the
means of living would be' sold for an
honest prico, and labor would not be
cheated out of it just rewards. Let the
crowd who are ongorly tusliing into traf-
lie, hoping to become quickly rich by its
uncertain cuius, return .to the i.low. the
nnd the plane, and they will attain
a true prosperity, and givo the rest of the
cniiiiriuiiiiv a ciiance to live a so. innv -
I " Ti T "r "'iT...: "... .. " " l"P
T" i "?y ',".""''r'"? reason a moi, as passed, still it bums, and it will burn
I '.V-'" " now costs I until further fuel is denied the elemthf
t tio o Inmilies to suniiort ench t l-llder Hll.l ! Tlirmanndu rtf Innu nfimnl Iiiiha nntul.l.
1 ! ... .1 ' ' .. . .
ins iiimny, ana iiien allow hhmj lunnlies
u. euuii irsiter nn calculate the diller.
enci!. it is a simnie operation in an i
tnetic. Let us have a reduction in the
grout army of traffickers. Wo cannot all
live by trading with ouch other. Let us
go buck to tho plow, for the wealth must
be created before it can be accumulated.
Caleb dishing, in his lato
j Boston, paid the ' following' eloquent and
. i. ...
!n ribnin trilmtn rn t in ivot . L nn..r
, the demon oi sectionalism had so far pos-
sessed itself of me. 1 should not strive to
draw the attention of Massachusetts away
j from the only real danger of a sectional
! ''tul'c which threatens, ajid to fasten lier
utiention to an imaL-inarv one. Not bv
coinpnlivt'ly small section ol the Union
laying between Mason & Dixon's line and
the Gulf of Mexico is tho scepter of the
Power in this Lnion to ha held hereafter,
but by those vast regions of the West,
State after Stale stretching out like star
beyond star iu tho bluo depths of tho fir
mament far away to to shores of the Pa
cific. What is the power of the old Thir
teen, North or South, compared with that
of the mighty West? There is tho seat
of Empire, and there is the land of impe
rial power. Tell tne not of the perils of
the slave power and the encroachments of
tho South. Massachusetts and South
Curolino will together bo but as clay in
the fingers of the potter when the great
West shall stretch forth its arm of power,
as ere long it will, to command the desti
ny of the Union.
Tho last number of tho Omaha Times,
breaks ground in favor of organizing a
company for, and of taking preliminary
et rvt.ii t.u-iii'.l.. tliA .f.t.i:t.Mtir.ii t.F tj.iil.
ww I fmm flnn.lm Pilv nr. tlm vnlln.. r.f .
the Platte, to Fort Kearney, a distance of
1 2W miles. It deems this course advisable,
because of tho postponement, till next'
. . . .
Ucccuibcr, by Congress, ol the bill making
provisions for tho construction of tho Pa-
cihc icailroad. H also expresses a Peiicl
that, noiinng win ever ue none iy con
gress to aid this work, until private enter
prise makes a commencement therefore,
j it is in favor of immediate action on the
part of tho people of the Territory, in the
! hone, that if work is commenced in real
earnest, by private enterprise, Govern
ment will-be no idle and uninterested
spectator, but will step forward at once,
and extend its aid in furtherenco of its
! vigorous prosecution to completion. The
- ig Jn eminently worthy one-the
eosoning of the 2'imriis plausible ami will
admit of a speedy test, but it strikes us,
I that in calculating tho results to follow
I such action it would be well to remem
ber that old saw, which drily advises pro
ducers of poultry, to postpone the census
of their. juvenile fowls, till the period of
i incubation has fully terminated.
A reckless dare devil named Sellers
mado a balloon ascension from Dayton,
Ohio, the other day. Instead of a silk
balloon, properly rigged and arranged for
, me irm, nu mm iji-uviucu n iiugu mumm ,
. . r . - ... . ..
Innm mntwl with k1h imd "ivli lis
I vvii'v ...... " "
1 t its ', l . .11 . 1 1
wastieu wun yejiow ocnro, in size aim
; shape very much resembling the canvas
under which the small showmen on the
outskirts of the circus exhibit lat women
und big snakes. It was to bo set afloat by
at least a mile high. After being at this
building a fire under it, and inflating it i 1 "!e u"r eueeanysecurea w,,u
caught 'ire, but he finally went off, rising . ut d& thatr l0!1 l? 1)18 thfll
height for a brief period, the rent in tho ',, . . i i . '" V "
! if ii .i - , , hnvo their hooks attached to a staple in
babon ol owing the rarinea air to escape .. ., ... , ,, .. .
ii i i .. u: ,-;i.u ,... t I the cantle of the sadd e which will give
rapidly, he began his perilous descent,1.. . , , ., ,
i i ? f i i u i ..... them a secure seat, and make them the
.i.i i i ...,i.
Clou upnuru, ."v t iuic iiuiu v 111 in- .
gcr of a cold bath in the well-swollen Mi
ami, but a current of wind struck him, !
and ho eumo down safely in a marsh a
bout a mile from the starting point. Al-i
together, it being his first attempt to get I
heaven-ward, ami in such a frail vessel, it
was the most foolish and reckless adven-1
ture that wo have, heard of for
The Burning Moun'ain.
As it is generally known, thero is a vein
of coal located ttbove water level iu the I
Broad Mountain, about seven miles from: DENNIS O. rODEbDOC.
this borough and near Ileckscherville, TteSurgeonOld Point Light Mule Battery.
which for twenty-one years has been on .
fire. The vein, which contains excellent! II'hat Jews can do Besides Mare Mon
white ash coal, is somo forty eet in thick- tr. Who composed "111 Bnrbierc ?" Jlos
nes. The origin of the fire isutributed to sini a Jew! Who is thero that admires
a couple of miners who having somo work not the heart-stirring music of the "Hu-
to perform in tlm drift in the depth of guenots"and tho "prophete? Mhe coin
winter, built a fire thoy being cold in poser is Meyerbeer a Jew! Who has not
tho gangway. Tho flames destroyed tho been spell-bound by tho sorcery of "Die
ton timber, were carried by a strong cur- Judin ?" by llalevy ft Jew I Who that
rent, rapidly along the passage, and llie'nt Munich, has stood before the weeping
fire communicated to the coal, nil suhse- KoningspnrKe, wnoso narp siienuy nung
quent efforts to extinguish it were incfl'ec- on the willows bv the waters of Babylon,
tuul. Tho men were cut off from escape, but has confessed tho hand of a master in
and were, undoubtedly, suffocated to that nil but matchless picture? Tho art
death. Their remains was never found. 1st of Bcndemnnd a Jew 1 Who has hot
A few days since wo ascended the moun-' heard of the able and free-spoken apostle
tain at the spot of the fire, nnd were much of liberty, Boerne? a Jew I Who has
interested in examining the effect of the not been enchanted with tho beautiful
fire on the surface. The course of it is fictions of lyric poetry, and chnrtned with
from wwt to east, nnd were the vein is the graceful melodies, so to speak, of one
llmBiittfnnA 4 Vi A m.Aiinjl Til 1 1 A Kf L.nnl' DlFnul rdl BinrrAri 1 T r. i Tl rt (I .Tlttf f
IieflUWii I ll u bui mi o but? uiifuuv. . .v. niu .
space of sevoral hundred feet sunken in-j
to deep pits, nnd while the stones exhibit,
evidence of having been exposed to the
action of intense heat, every vestige or
vegetation has been blasted. It is a dos-
. . . .1 i.i... r . '. : i .-1:...
nrt. vmco in wie nuusb ui Ruuiiug: ikiuiiiY.
The ground iu some places was almost too
warm for tho hand ,fo reet upon it, whilo
steam, heated by the internal fire, rose
. fmm i.vnn ti. n..
extended several hundred yards from the
place it originated, and finds vent and air
Mn cnnhniw. ii i,m,imu .f t
! .wm,;n we 'lav?.. "". A score of years
, edly been consumed, and thousands of
tons may feed the fire, beforo it is check-
ed. Minert Jwrnal, J'ottsville Pa.
Tho Norfolk folks are poking deliberate
fun nt the new army uniform, vie tho fol
lowing which wo clip from the Norfolk
Editors Southern Anus :
Having received from Washinaton.
through tho kindness of my friend, Mr.
l'salmsmger, a copy ol the recent order
establishing a new uniform for the U. S.'
Army, I beg leave to present you a copy
for the wonder and edification of your nu
merous military readers. Tho good taste
displayed in its selection is eminently
characteristic of the inventor, and it is to
lie hoped that new companies forming in
this section of Virginia, will show their
appreciation of the uniform by adopting
it nem eon., and with tho utmost prompti
tude. 1. Hut. To be mado of soft felt, butter
nut colored, .'! feet inches high, und ta
pering to a point. The front to be orna
mented with a gilt wooden spread eagle,
10 inches in diameter, holding in his beuk
a scroll containing the name of the sold
ier, his age, and u small and concise his
tory of his parentage and relations. The
riiu to extend in front in a horizontal po
sition 4 feet C inches, supported by two
pieces of 2x3 scantling firmly baccd u
gainst the shoulders. The rim in the
rear forms a sack hanging against the
buck, which is to contain a giidiron, bot
tle, frying pan, pipes, tobneco, and other
2. I'oinpoht. It being well to unite util
ity with ornaments' the pompons will be
(is follows: For cavalry and dragoons,
ripe oranyci; for artillery, apples; and for
infantry, fish balls.. The General! and
T SOldlCT Will 1 1
ii us oe auio to nnu a miio
graceful refreshment on tho march by
"'? """" I"'P. . i om-
l'""" "m " .ui;i"-morning in a
(poult .imiiI 1 1 will l.ir fliA I immicaintmi aI
fresh condition by the Commissioner of
3. Shoulder Straps. To bo hair and
clothes brushes as per pattern. When not
on duty the soldier can employ his orna
ments to great advantage on his own per
son or the clothing of his oflieers.
4 Jaekcts, To bo ma le of three-ply
carpeting, of a light and pleasing pattern,
the bodies to bo red for artillery, blue for
infantry, and deep green for recruits and
brevet 2d lieutenants. To be fastened up
the back with hooks and eyes, which ar
rangement is calculated to exercise the
soldier's patienco and make him a better
: and worthier man.
5. Buttons. To bo tin plates and cups,
four of each, ornamented with a bust of
(iener.il Washington holding a handker
chief to his eyes. Those buttons ore to
be attached to a hook, so as readily to be
removed for the soldier's rer ast.
G Pantaloons. Of duck or drilling, with
a flannel stripe down the side, going clear
around the leg. Tho stripo to be red for
artillery, bird gray for the infantry, und
sky. blue pink for tho dragoons.
On the seat is to be firmly affixed a bra
zen star, with a strong brass hook protru
ding from its centre, on which may bo
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of the soldier's baggage.
The advantage that this hook possesses
in doing away with tho objectionablo
practice of "bucking," mst bo evident to
all. By hitching it to a strong staple in a
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earless lior.emn in the world.
Three ostrich plumes, red white and
blue, will surmount the star, thus securing
to the soldier a brilliant end, under any
ami ovcry circumstance.
Shoes Of the ankle or Jefferson kind,
with a likenesj of Jefferson worked in
worsted on each foot, and red heels.
This includes tho mnin portions of the
uniform, which 1 believe to be entirely
correct ; but should thero be found some
difference between this amP the original
order, I doubt not this will prove the more
.ne:r.l and aricenlnblnof the two.
with rreai resi-net. vnur ob't srvt.
Ul l .11 ill. I " v i iw, o... , ......( v . i
lf'ho has not listened with breathless er.
stacy to tho melting music of the "Mid-,
summer Night's Dream ?' Whb has not
wept with "hlijah," prayed wit n "lain,'
and triumphed with "Stephen?'! Do you
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a-SK win? i-n-iuru .ii'.fpw nwuMivwo Hi-iuivirj
je? Felix Mc-ndolssohn Bartholcly 1 who, j
also, t'at I mubt so write it, was a Jew!
( $1 25 per Annum.
NEWSEHIES VOL.111. KO 18.
Terrific Storm 'atlthfl West.
From tho Chicago Tribune, -Way 15.
The gale on Thursday evening was, in
some portions of the Stato, of uttprcce
dented violence. It covered a lage extent
of territory, and everywhere iu track iR
marked with painful damage to property,
and porhups, us further intelligence will
show, loss of life. It seems to have cross
ed the Mississippi, near Oquawka, and to
have extended eastward, at least as far as
JcLean county, where we hear of some of
its disastrous effects. In tho Best there
was much hail accompanying the wind,
and everywhere a great fall of rain. M'e
hear that at Lexington, on the line of the
St. Louis, Alton and Chicago lioud, the
storm was terriliic. I n a letter below wo
aro told of its freaks with the up-train
and our informant says that nearly every
houso in the village was unroofed or blown
down. Tho air was loaded with the wreck
which was made ; tho heavens were black
with tho clouds which was pouring out
destruction, and more than one who wn
thr.re'felt that the end of all things was at
hand. If Lexington bus escaped without
great loss of life, this fuel ia most wondor
At this point there was n copious rain
ami somo thunder and lightning; but
nothing to indicato tho destruction going
on s!s?whcre. The evening steamers left
fiort as usual, and though the gale waa
ligh, it was not unusual. Later in thai
evening the wind increased, but buforo
10 o'clock all was still again.
ire learn from a passenger on board this
train from St. Louis, that grout damago
was done by the tornado at tho junction of
the Peoria and Oquawka roads with tlm
St. Louis, Alton und Chicago Railroads.
Both station houses were unroofod, fire or
six empty freight cars were blown off tli
track, dwelling houses unroofed, moved
bodily twenty or thirty feet, or entirely
demolished, and yet, amid all this widit
spread disaster, ho could learn of no ontr
From one of our citizens who was in
Peoria at the time, wo learn the following
particulars of the ravages of the great
storm at that place. The hurricane struck
the city at about five o'clock in the even1
ing. In the twinkling of an eye, fifteen
or twenty houses were unroofed every
church spire in tho city was blown down,
three canal boats loaded with lumber sunk;
and the steamer Olin, with twenty-one
passengers on board, made a complete
wreck, her cabin being blowod entiroly
away. And what seems really miracu
lous, is ths fact that but one life was lost
in all this furious disorganization of mat-
ter and utter demolition of structures. If
is said that a little child "as lost from oil
tho wrecked steamer. The lumber in the
yards was blown all over the city, the gas
lamps were till blown down, and the signs
were sent flying in every direction j win
dows and gable ends were smashed in,,
whole trains of cars were blown off th
track, and the beautiful College building
upon the bluff utterly demolished. Our
informant was obliged to take refuge in
the Court House Square, to avoid the gen
eral destruction which threatened the city
and to escape the flying signs, boards,
boxes, and ot her missiles with which th4
air was filled.
The storm was sevore along the Chica
go, Burlington and Quincy Hail road. At
Gulesburgh it was terrible. Tho engine1
house of the Railroad .Company and twd
churches just completed, were blown
down, nnd a number of dwelling-house
were unroofed. Three cars standing on
the track were blown off and turned up
side down. The amount of the damage
at Gulesburgh is estimated at $40,000.-
No lives were lost.
Two steam mills were ruined at Oquavr
ka and ten houses unroofod, besides oth
er damage done. Damages estimated at
from? 10,000 to $13,000. So far as acer
tained, no lives were lost.
At Galva, a large two story dwelling1
houso was rendered a complete ruin: a por
tion of Mr. Babeock's dwelling was blown
down. Nearly all the out-houses in thrt
villiago were upset. Tho wind Carriea
largo boxes, lumber, barrels. Ac:, into thd
air, as if thev were paper. A largo church ,
was moved from iU foundation about tt
Tho storm raged hardest between 9
and 7 o'clock.
At ilondora tho storm was also furious, -'
and when in progress the railroad engine
houso caught fire and was consumed, to -get
her with the locomotive Rocket.
Be hear of much damngo done in tne
country, but with tho abovo exceptions
have no particulars.
While this severe gala was rsgoing. tho
rain and hail poured downa porfect sheet.
It was truly terrific.
t Governor Black snake, an ancient
Indian of one hundred and sixteen win
tors, lives about six miles from Randolph,
Cutt county, lie was an Indianscout du
ring the Revolution, and wears a silver
medal given to him by Washington- Tha
old "brave" is very feeble and nearly
blind and bedridden. It is stated that
ho once bore despatches from the Reser .
vntion, whero he no reside i. to Buffalo,
N. Y., a distsnce of sixty-nine miles, go
ing and returning in one day
0ori,The fruit poomises well in tho west
generally. It is also promising htfre.
(jJ8"I say Sambo, can you answer dis , ,
eonunderfum : Supposin' I gib you a',
bottle ob whiskey shut wid a cork, how '
would you get do whisk y out widout puU
lin' da cork or breakin' da bottle?" "1
gibs dnt up," "Why push do cork in.
Yatvyah." . ;il
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1 191 Rather thau go to kw for your coatj (
givo up your waistooat also, lor you wilj
most, iikciv low mni mucn ny going
law, ovovi it succwsiui,