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I VOL. XXXIV.
WHO I IE NO. 1788.
CLEAKFIEU), PA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMI5ER 30, 18G3.
NEWSEUIES-VOE. IV.-NO. '2k
An unknown frioiul nornl u the following po
-uri euu.toii, ciiiPi ii.mu "uwn essv iie.-
aier, wnn a nquioii (o jjive it n piare in our ecu-1
limns. Wo .lo not know who in (ho nutli.ir, but
It in a tins Uibuca tu " eoipirhoftilim." j
' ' I)o you npholj th Nation's causa,
An.l think a Daniel WehMor thought
The Constitution nn.l the Lawn
f With I'nion'a life inwrought T
' Tocii then yur soul, Imliimnt, uwoll
Willi sror'i fur the foul BpihI, who Haiti
"V.nir Magna Clinrln is from Hull?"
Y"ti ore a "C'opparliouJ !"
!! Do you revere our clmrfore'l riffliti ?
An.l tli us prove traitor ns Iheys.iy
Triors Kthiopiiui Zoophytes
Who now noil Kwiiy
I) you iLvpiso the vulttiro bonk',
I' pun tli o rountryV vital, fe.l,
Who nerve corruption in tli.'ir Lord?
Vou oro a "t-'opporheuil !"
' 1 yon revert to former day.
The days of glory hikJ renown,
t Vhen pairiots woii the statesman's bays,
? Anil wore tho mural crown ?
;; Vhon in ' the piano could uinke the nian,
' llu' rye, tho uum tho place intuad ;
V lo re honor proudly led tho van?
'f You tiro a 'Copperheal !"
.; l)o you o'er pray thatntrifo tuny cease,
Tluit war uny st.'iy hi. crimson hand,
An I tkut thohroad while wings ofpeuu'
i Vny lr Hid the Land ?
if nii'b y.mr prayer, for one, I far.
Hod's Llpssings rest upon your head !
f Come, sham wi:h 1110 the ' sourhrinuet"
- 01 traitor ! "Copperhead !"
MOTii;:H, i i iu: iattm:ovi:iu
Mother, i the Wila over?
Thousand." have been killed, they cay !
Is my father pom in); ? K'll me,
Jliive our soldier Kiiinod the dny i
Ih h well, or i. he woitided ?
Molher, do you think he's ulaiu ?
if you know, 1 prny you tell me.
Will I'alhcr anue nguin '
J M'dhor, dear, you'ri) always nighing
Sineu you lust tho jiaper rend j
'l?ll me why you now are crying.
, by that cup i.s on your head?
O!. ! I iee yon eanr.ot te'l me,
ru'her'i one ami, n the ulain ;
Ob ! ho l ived us all 10 dourly,
I'd wilt never come aj:iin.
Plain Gusstions for Home Consumption,
lliivo vo'i cvr known a IVinncrot to
justify a violation ot tho Coiistitulion ?
, Have) you evT known a htaniji iti't
rii tctfj unJer J)oiii'k.t:iIio A'luiiniKtra-tin-.?
ll.iv v.m 'v?r known a
l'l.mi.ii'iit to suiirml the writ of Imbeits
Ilavu you ever
known a Conicrintion !
J.ll.T KM 1'.--.. I.ll'll'l t t 'llljyjt M .....
t llavejou evr known a Confiscation
Law to bo passed by a Democratic Admin -
; itrjii ion ?
Have you ever known a Democratic
! Administration to form anew State in
fviolat'mn cf tho plain provisions of tiio
! ronslitution ?
Ilave'you ever known a time, except
, the preen', when .1 citieu could bo in
carcerated in a dungeon, without authori
ty of law.
! Havei you over known u Democratic
Administration to compel tho people of
(a Stale or tho Diitrict of Columbia to sell
ihcir property, whether willing or not ?
t H ive you ever known any Administra
tion except Abraham', to create a Na
. tli.r.td debt offi.DilO.OOO.OOd in a short
? rin.J of ihrce years T
i Hhvo yon ever known a citizen to be
.' s. i,t into banishment ii'id exile, undjr
. 1 'emocratie t ulo
i' Have you ever knrwn a time uuder
D -mocralic rule when the greatest crimes
and outrages have been committed by our
rulers under a ploa of " military neccssi-
ty " or " reasons of State ? "
Have you, befjre this, known a time
when the military win made superior to
flhc civil power ?
5 Have you ever known a Democratic Ai-
ministratiou to tax tho people of tho whole
' country to buy the negroes of the Border
' Have you ever known a Democratic
Adminisliation to tax the people, to pay
the expenses Of teaching and educating
Ibe negro slaves of the Southern States ?
Have you ever known a Democratic
Administration to ignore tho rights of
Have you ever known an Administra
te tiuii, in opposition u the Democracy, to
leave the affairs of the country. in as fiour-
iehing a condition as it found them 7
; !,ryt'n (A. J.) Democrat.
fiKiiflu one column the N
pays that nothing is more aUurd than war
In another ha uVes enlistments. " Oh I
Consistency thou art a jewel."
fctfHe must be an unmitigated villfin
who would counterfeit greenback, when
they ate Elty pcr f.Pnt. helot par.
$tfTo ail our patrons we wih a Uar-py
Tp jumped our deti! in a rage,
To let two lines to fill this jage
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For the lUpiihlioan.
Mr. lirindcr :
I yusnd lo nod beleevo in
dreem, witchkraft and spiridualism. I
yuned to dink da wor all humbuck; bud
I have found oud dal Masachooset was
riilo in burning wimmcn for riding on
broomsticks trew do are and in branding
do shucks nnd boring de lungs of de flwa
kers, nnd afterwards hanging dem for
breaching do (rooplo ; and in banishing
Kotshor Williams for not boleeving tnit
dem. Do Iiay Stait dun wot us wants to
daw noiv mil do Kopperheds, bekause da
will nod bcloeve dat do Negaro is dare
eoual. If lis had do bower (w itch us all
hone nnd bray for) us wood banish all do
ui'C lies 0111 11 u iunney 11111 ueny un
1 . . , , I
Auraniim i.inggon is mi 0111 1 loveriiinr-nu
and his son Kobcrd is do young (iovern
mend ; and brand draider on every ones
miuoiv vim v uiiu oiu r 1 i.i- I'lMri uai uiuu
lirencneil on Mound Olives IS I) vears in'o.
.1 1. 1 .1 . 1 .1 1
. , , , , 1 1,11 ana rtleegon. In His ul hardly suc
en Knyness h'Qynor asserded dat us I Rlni, , . ,n n. , ,
must havo nn American Hible nnd Ameri-1, ,r ' , , ,. ,' ' , , tl ' along the Uappahannock. These shanties
do .lounda iiun ol do demp o. Do o d . ,. , 1 , 1 1
can Keleepon I tot he ment do Mormon ' ", , , nro well built ol round logs an.l covered
Diblo and Joe Smith's Koleegon ; bu d : " 7,." M !'1 lds f, with clopbonrd,, like thoao of the lirKt set-
e "' itrticktivu karecr; ids desiiiles forsook id 1 1, 1
wen Burlinggamedeklared dat us must '.,, t ., .. , tiers ol our dear old cotmly, having weight
K anu iiuiig uero hods mit bliaino: and had , . . .1 , r 11
havo nnantv-Slnverytiott, nnantySlavery1: , nn , ,in ,,,,,,. , , , j role' t0 kcol tho lv,,ul fi;nn wmg
J J J , id nod been dat dero " irmends had been ,, ,n n i ,1
Bible, nn nnlv-Slavery Keleogon, at, dan I :, ,;,,Kfi,0 I,. 1 , t , , ,lhemoll. I Ley mo nil of tho same size
' mtged nut de tire dat burned do unholvi , , , , r ,
anty-Slavery Konstitoo.hun mv eves wcrn n-?.,,,,, ,,, ,v , , , r , ' nnd plan nnd are m ranged for a certiuu
J J oilerings da olteied up to ;e enemy of do , ,. , , ,
opened den. I found oud dat dis gott is , .,. , . ,, . : number ol men ; where ours are of all de
do gottas sot up in Tal is by h .''I ubin
Klub of Franco; do Hible is do fooibrinU
of anoder world, rittcn by Ifolcrd Dale
Owen ; de Iteleegon is do one lade down
by Andrew Shackson Davis, in his grade
Ilarnionin its slieef nbosdlo is Shudge
Fdmunds -and T.inggon nnd Scwart wer
his fust konvcrts dat wer men of note.
Do Konstitoosliun is do Slicck.igo lilat
form. Wen do grade men in do land subskribe
tew dese dings wy shood nod dreems bo
realized. Now here ish my
Witch I ask you to briut. for tew en-'
liten de beeples.
I looks up nnd behold 1 sefs won man
ho VVOS aboud dree-skore nnd den veers
0i j iJ0 wog n)oro aUvo j,,n wen he wos
jw(nty won j eers of age ; all iKi men on
,;e loi,e j16 coo,i wjp p,. wer a cra,le
jin( amnies nut menny shiidien. 1 Ms
f., , 4j w n0(j '
i t0(.i,orcl i,ut wot his shibs did ender ; in
each commercial town he bad an ngent;
, hml lon, an(J 0f ,l0 best nwalitv
. it he had gold and silver mines and led
; 01The hnil soU ,uk an(l errings. he
1'ilt Kalerodes and Delegrafs for tew sou-
amU of His dnrtors wer also very
, ri(,h lH an(l dere 8llildren wer all es-
; lremely happy; tome made dero livin
t,v manufacturing some by die. -in" and
: SPn;ng t,ionii kole, making iron and so
j fortsome by farming corn, raising nnd
i butcherirg hog?, felling cattle, nnd odors
bv raitinc mools farm ins hemii and
tobacko, and some by farming shugar and
cotton. Dese different dings da soil and
bartered to won anoder.
De old man bill himself a demple; on
won of de fore korner stones he engrafed,
iwiW of de ptr.wi mil dc tnlias korpas ; on
won, . mifiJary b'wer be mvli'd. by dc
sivil law ; on won, npcal aiul exact slms'irr
mil a'lnu-n tf all lirk.-gcovs sec
Js odcr political,
barlci-smm aU my drUrsihr-and on do , or dere own. 1 o old man set de Ldown
..,.. .;,..; I, j,.-m,.i ,'hmii-h i.i; adder kinc over his family ns chief ttew-
proven gtUy by a shury intparsnaiiy saccatd.
t it 7 1.1
Above do oltor ho had ntten on a duick
i -i i . .11 1 3
born Human le?isiaaors cannon tcgisiane,
do world free of sin dat ahob must be
left for do shusch and de lyseum. On
card stuck up above de door were his
family wend in wos ritten, rait a free press
and free speech reeson can combat error.
On do oder laid an instrument! of riling
do covonand between his darters, strding
dat da shood leeve all dero shildren wor
ship in dero own manner, and regulate all
dere domestic koiiferti ns da saw fit
Above dedemjde hovered a spirid all
drest in wile-ids garmend wos mitoud a
stain id wos dewine, dercfore id wos
perfect id never shnnged. Id wos de
Grade Teet her ef mankind wot id towt
to-day id had proklaimod sentaries ngo.
Menny beeples professed tew beleef ids
teachings, bud few folloed ids advise.
rSeneeth id stood anoder spirid dal seem
ed to bede old oian's garden angel by ids
advise de old man bilt do grade demple
id wos do Arkilock dcreof : unliko de oder
spirid id wos human ; konseqwently id
wos perfect, dereforo id wos progressif
id tended to de old man's worldly a flairs,
while de oder dun his heavenly work.
Each spirid had a grade mishun to per
form, but da wer separate. All noble
minded beeples revered both dose spirids:
bud do enwious, selfish nod avorishus
beeples sekredly hated dem both with
grade bitterness, and yet wer loudest in
shouting dero praise.
Dere were odor npirids dat tried tew
roolo de old man won did govern him ud
fust, bud id became so nnrrow-niinded nnd
tyranikal heshrnntid from his konfidens.
Den dure wos anodor Hpirid begotten by
Hon of his grand-sons; do enly ding id
wos nou'ed for wos dat id tried mit all ids
mitetewtakodo blace of da old man's
garden angjl ; id wos of bhord durahnn
ids fader bekame enfeebled ; mit him ids
slenght deklined wen be wolked mit tot-
tering footsteps, id trembled grim doth '
kai icd him oil' tew anoder world, den
In a dintnrv-e from de demple flood tew
spirids konlending m;t won anoder; da
had been entailed in mennv a hnmleit
c, ,,,,, , i .. , , , ,
I'l'i''mies ile won wipt, nnd sumdimes do
r,i,. . ,i ,.. 1 , 1 r , r
, r.iiei ; Uo won wos do perdicular frit.nd of
, 0,u,,,l, .1 , 1 .. !
ne uempie uo ouer wok ids swot n enemv
Do uemplo's enemy rased up tow Kpiiids ;
do won tew win du efleckshuns of de old
man. and don neiswado him few kIohkI.
i.,,, i r 1 :, , . r i 1
, loieplo from his eosiety on account of dero1
, ., . .
uempie, tu wood have denied iinwngeny-
thing tew do mil it. Dodenijile's foe rased
a blick kluud in ue linst and oud of id
kamo a spirit), small and insignifikant ad
lirst, bud id grew larger and larger. Ad
first do old man nnd bis garden angel
trcoted id tnit kontemt. Dis dark fpirid
of do ilenijile, for id foresaw dat by proper
management dis now small spirid wo:nl be
nble tew destroy dit demple. De sworn
enemy of de d.unplo labored day and nito
tew gain inlluence for his dark pirid.
Ho appealed towie pregudiscs of do obi
man's darters until he gained suni of dero
miecksauns tor id, wnen ne set up ue
aocKinr.e u uo w ue r n..u ue
s'""?"1 were ipiridi dat were oud of dnU.
Dis da partly made de old man beleef.
De garden angel made nil onerahh) elfords
to destroy dero influence. De i'eer.d of
do demple told de old man and bis dar-;
tors tew shun dis da'rk liirid of de East
as da wood n Lestilensc, bud ids good
kounsel was in vain ; de enemy bad gain
ed dere ulleekshtins in nn cntortuiinte
ower. Do old man .".greed in a few
months tew have no more lew dew mit his
garden angel ; dis he put i:i riten, und
wen he signed id paid of de demple gave
way. De wito spirid wos bnthod mit leers
bekause de enemy of do demple got do
dark t-pirid tew deklnrc dat de wito ipiri.l
went in lor war, and ids docktrino wos
j dat ol bate and revenge. Dis id ment for
j ironee, but de old man look id for ernest.
I ew sot him rite de wile tpind tout lum
ids mission wos " pecse nnd good will to
wards all men." De old man bid i l tew
j begone, as lie had no more use for id ; for
do dark spina cood dew notu ids worK
nnd dat of his garden angol.
l or dis grado krimo all do
, , .
his household wor changed into
namely : biowuadders, raddle:
kopperheds. De dark spirid made a lean,
lank, blownadder, king. To dis de tad-
dlesnakes obgectcd, and made a king
arn i hn nun c linn n a dpi it. 1 1 i nn
u ' - i
i v J, ,l"u,k " ,,wl"
I T .Jl: L i ti .f .. ll.il i-sfloi 1 tln'A'nfll.lpFC ft mil ti i !
""'e - "
him as .slsdeiil stewards and kounse s :
da made de old man beleef dat de instroo-
"H''"1 f riling dat lade on de oiler kom-
pellod dem tew make war on do raddle-
snakes, and do old man sed "go alied."
Den blownadders and koppei beds march -
, , , ,, , , . , . ,.
cd agenst de raddlenakes, but da traveld
, , , , , , , , ,
back tastier den da advansed. J'en de
, , ... , , , ., , .,.
dark spirid perswaded de old man dat his
own presorwasliur. dcmur.ded dat he shood i
permid ue blownadder king tew treet de
troomcnt of n-ing on de , oiler as
mucli waste paper. Id lold lum dat un -
less he wood muko dis king's will de law
of de land, do raddlesrakes wood kill
him; in Lis fright he konsented tew nil
dis. Dc dark spirid drugged do old man's
wine, and wen his darters drank dcrefroia
da bekame drunk ; den de blownadder
easly enslaved dem. Wen dere fader sip
ped id he fell asleep. Den dis king mit
his fangs poiiend him, and he soon be
kame a korps. Den all do blownadders
made merry mil (idling and dansing ; de
rad.llennakcs mads rejoysing nd de blown
adder king, fur well da new dat id added
tow dere numbers, and embewed dem tnit
Wen de kopperheds beheld tie lifeless
korpi of de old man, da wept biuderiy.
Wen all wer dus konfu?ed, de dark spirid
by de add of ids favorido king demolished
de demple. Wen diekame lew de eers of
de kopporheds dere wos no bounds tew tics, nnd although tho citi.ens of the
dere greef. Wen da beheld do .wocst South might denio n peuro, yet, l.o could
proud darters of da old mnnde blla of do nothing until he go) fomclhing Trom
all do world bound mit Bchnins, dero thr-m officially. Now, if I am light in
greef gave way tew rage. J kopperheds ibis, nr.d I think my Blind serve mo eor
tried tew snap dose schains ; da under- rectlVi ,ie rroves himselcinconsifitent, by
took tow restcro de old mat, tew life, and ' r0CTilicfli and niea isi (n-inm tho
rebilt de demple. For tli? hie krime do
blownadder king banished sum and odrrs
''e ksged in holes enkast mit stone,
awoke and found id wos nil a dreom.
A Hoyal, I.oyal I.egue Demokrat,
irrrriiK i'itoi tiii: ahmy.
t'AHl" A.MONflTIlK l'MKS, TWO MILKS
hoi'tii of lim.i.v's Foitn, Va.
Kbckmbkh 17th, 18fi:t. J
Messrs Editors : Not knowing what day
the mail loaves for Salt l!ivcr, 1 just con
cluded to write you n few lines this rainy
day for pastime. We have hero a very
pretty cntnpplenty of wood and water,
niu.1 comfortable shanties to live in. Most
iirmv nre in tho winter quarters
built by tlio Helm during their short Btay
signs-, slinpes and capacities. A person
can easily distinguish between a Viinkoe
" !i!ieb:ii.g " and a litbel barrack ; ours aro
mostly covered with shelter tents or gum
blankets, which turn tho lain very well,
but aro not suisccpliblo of retaining the,
bent, so as soon as the fire is cut the houe
is cold Most of tho dwolling-iiouscB in
this neighborhood have boon torn down by
the olheers pnd soidiers promiscuously
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a:rango their quarters as comtortablo
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'tni,i,; i;,,n .! t l.'n Picoh, Mi I ls iienr
Ml a good quantity of lumber
16 vunioso. The timber here
for tho same purpose.
(.onsis of V(,,Unv Vnn hhck walnut
aH(l w,iiu - u. hQ
land has been tit cmo time tinder cultiva
tion, but has been pel mitted lo grow Op
j wild nain by the carelessness of tho in
liobitants. The soil is very cood here, be-
j ing from eight to sixteen inches deep, and
; those portions of it under cultivation must
have been very productive. The centrul
depf't from vflienei; we get our supplies is
at I'.r.u.'iy stotion, some eight miles from
! the Kappah.innock. I have not heard
from any of the wild Ribs that are said to
be roaming through this country in tho
character of bushwhackers, or guerillas,
sinco I have returned to camp. I found
the boys nil well when I got back, and
found about six hundred substitutes and
1 conscripts in our regiment, which swells
our racks to almost tho regulation num
ber ; but I am sorry to ce so much antip
athy nnd prejudice existing between them
nnd tho old boys however that will wear
AiV in I'rtm'iio nt I inin I iiiui ctri l orn ii
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time to bid our old Captain farewell. He
has resigned, or was rather forced to leave '
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us, through physical disability. Not ev-
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ery man makes as good an oflicer as hoi
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did ho wns kind, linnmiie niwl miiinvtml
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to Ins men, and I trust ke will live long to
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enjoy the bliss of civil lifers (he reward of
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having done his duty to his country and
bid him a heartfelt adieu ns enrtrin of
Ms?;s K'Jitors, when you make
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mh business just tell them their old friend
is with them in ,.,v7w-like Abolition -
isU are with the army and heartily pities
them in their briny situation ; but at tho
I camn I I mi ji ntatiro iliini tliol tf is nn? iYllirl.
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i worse to live in an atmoiphcro impreg-
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nated with salt, than it ia in land covered
with lice, such ns tins sacred irginia soil
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Whether lliee "ciev'' .1. a "
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coun , I
; (WUlimv . l)Ut they me here never.he'
We have rend and discussed tho l'resi-i
dent's Menace, nn 1 concluded that ho at
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to peace not from Die terms proposed in-!
his proclamation, butmm the ii.ttmitim thai
thosevere not the nn'y trrmt vhic'i mijht be. rn-
1,-rtaiticd. This looks well on his part. But!
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rumored in the army paperi (. ., Repub-j
Lean paper?) that A. H. Stephens, withj
five other commissioners, came lo Fortress
Monroe under a flag of truce, but our Ad-
ministration would not receivo them as
commissioners, but as citizens, which con-
dilicn they would not accept. Weir, if I
remember rightly, last summer, du.in
the correspondence between Vood, of N.j
York, and " f)ld Abe," the latter said l.e
hnd received no proposition of a peaceful
character from the Confodernte authnri-
Southern people. But I have found out
1 ljat lllcre ; 0 uge in trvinc to confino
1 our Administration to any regular course
' of action. Men having dishongst nnd un
just motives will always expose their real
designs by occidental inconsistencies.
They have curried on this crusado against
the South for the purpose of enriching
their party, and now, having plunged tho
nation into irretrievable ruin, they wish
to press tho South on still further until
the whole property of the Southern .Stab's
be confiscated to cancel our national obli
gations, and restore our credit, which hfla
been sacrified to replenish the sockets of
snoUdy contractors and zealous Kepubli-
But there is no uso in mu trying lo en
tertain roy old friends by writing on po
litical matters. We kavo exchangod sen
timents often heretofore, both by corres
pondence and on the stump, nnd nil know
our situation. While you wcro poling
your boats up Salt Uiver, 1 had lo return,
to help Father Abraham finish his "Iitt!
job," nnd serve ont tho balance of my en
listment. I!ut that is all right, 1 helped
to put hiin(in power and I ought to sus
tain him. I ftl, though, that 1 havo
dono my duty to my State, by trying tn
burl from power those who cither bocomi
usurpers, or miserable parasites of usurp
ers ; and after seYving another year unfl? v
Old Abe I hopo to do the same with hir: ,
thon 1 will tonstuvr I have done my duty
1 digraixTul to refuse to correct an error,
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r;fl3 far as posFiulo.
! 1 wiU now take my
I will now tako niy leavo of tho'!
I ripm'9 who -ocdvci1 n,e 80 tSn durin8
th..1.:'U Pign Clearfield, and. qdulo
WHinng you r riary fjnnrn tn mnt lanu
of the disconsolate
I suhfcribo myself,
your obedient servant,
1'. S. Wo had a very rad aceident iu
our regiment day before yesterday. While
a member of Company C was cleaning his
gun which had been tuned in for sotao
months, it was accidentally discharged
and the ball .struck one of his tnoss-malcs,
passing through his right arm, breast and
lungs, and lodged nar his backbone, f.'Ora
whence it was extracted by the surgeon
who was quickly on the ground ; but the
ball being so long in the gun itliad golton
qu ite rusty, and the wound from thai
cniise is very dangerous its well n painful.
Lt. .Tones, of ourcompnny, is lying very
sick at Washington with the fever, und I
hear that his recovery is extremely doubt
ful. Yours, Ac. W. C.
SxtTAn ingenious pertonago has Oiicov-
Icred a most economical way of lighting
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lialloons, from the cari of whii
emanate an electric light, aro to
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at certain stations, and hover
uiti.-.o, mm rojiuees vo wppiy lb vo 1 arm.
which are to
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city, nt the proportion of on o balloon to
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8U, 000 persons ; the city would be lichttsr
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' at tiiiiit than n often is in winter bv
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rfJ-The WJJ suggests that at the an
nual New England dinner to be celebrated
on the 1'2d inst. Secretary Seward, who
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lUD ,ul""J' I'ciicuon, tn nov,
that the difficulties with tho South were
j not of serious importance, and would
disappear in Mxty days from that time,
be invited and allowed another chance to
fit.vTlie "lnvd" oil irono of A llo.rl
1 "l- l0311 CilizoiiB nt Alicghe-
nv coillitv which ravo (!urlin ncr
J 1 " vi H "H " '' v urun 0 or
evcn tlioiisan.l majority, furnished at
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. Hiv i..l. Ul ill , J','. nOIUlvl ! i.O illULJCl
l..e moip A1U he rot o tho draft,
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i,u-"""; uoohuuii -loyain,
Chtiiulinbartj Sjurit .
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""j" J'mii tvr 'u i til i u j win
tlioiihta inward. The, former will
prevent your falling into cellars, the
latter from falling iuto iniquity.
Eiajf-Mr. Forney, in Ins war rr
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s;i Hl.lW niu iiv,iiumi,o .'it 'i
f (J b )rintC(, in ,ctterfl of ;.,:
A Tcry w'ul iMr VornCyt fc.;. wi ,,,
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Cominh. The) Holidays and clef
Xo. 1' the former much to tbo
W 'f t . jnvom w , nn-J Uo la:' v.
j,jrTlio wifJof Ex-'rrcsiJont Frat.L
in J'icrco, (liod, week Lofor9 last t