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Neatly aitof 'N., 4 fraptly F eci4ed, at the
IiDVERTISER OFFICE, LEBANON, PENN'A
Tuts establishment isinew. Wtippiied -with an extensive
assortment of J08...1'V; which will be increased as the
patronage demaiiiis. It enyt now turn out Petzerixo, of
every dederiptioniiii 7 a neat and eipeditions manner--
andon viry, reasonable termsi flitch as
Business Cards, Handbills, •
Bill Headings, Blanks,
Programmes, Bills of Fare,
Invitations, Tickets, dm., ke,
sre- D EimB of all kinds, Common and Judgment Downs.
School, Justices', COnstabics' aw other BL.INEa, printed
correctly and neatly on-the beet paper, .constantly kept
for sale at this office, at prices "to suit the times."
4 ** Subscriptioti price t - tf the LEBANON ADVERTISER
One Dollar and a Half a Year.
Address, Wm. M. BItESUN, Lebanon, Pa.
JACOB WEIBLE I . jr.,
TTORME.I" I - " IT - .724W*
et MCA north-west corner Market .and Water Ste.,
lir Lebanon, Pa..
[Lebanon, January 12,1864.—1y9
46. ttorb. a,it iv IA7
OFFICE removed to Cumberland street, one door
East of the Lebanon Valley Bank. opposite the
Buck Hotel, Lebanon, Van. 6,'64.
ARMY AND NAVY ,-
PENSION, BOUNTY, BACK PAY AND BOUN
TY LAND AGENCY, '
. 0 , 1 07(gr?
t t r 0 17 - r t 4710 "5717..
ri IRE undersigned, having been licensed to prosecnto
clftims, and bee log been engaged in the Bounty and
Pension bueiness, offers hid , 'verstici3s nil those who
e thereto entitled, in accordance , With.the 'various
arts of Congress. All ~such should call or address at
once, and make their applications Orough -
BASSLER BUYER, Attorney at-,Law,
Orvloa to ,Camborlaud• St., one
door East of the-Lebanon Valley. Bank, opposite
the Buck hotel, Lebanon, Pa. , Van. 6, 'f.4.
A. T. WEI DILE"
ATTORNEY' AT LAW,
Office - North West Corner of Water
and *tried Streets ? _ •
Lebanon, Nov 18, In3.—ly.*,
Georov Pfleger, jr.,
ATTORNEY AT .LAW,
n k IeFICE hi rooms formerly orenpied by Dr. Samuel
jr Debt% deceased, and opposite to the Mack horse
Hotel, C..mberiand Street, Lebanon.
GRANT WEIDMAN, •
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OFFlCE:Cumbberlood street, a f ew doors east of
the Eagle Hotel, in the office late of his father
Capt. Jphn Weidman, deed.
.Lebanon. Sept. 9,1803.
.2.; STANLEY 11314R1C11,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
frlan removed: bis office to the bu ilding, one door ens
or Litudermilch '8 Store } .opposite the Washington House
:BOUNTY and. PENSION claims promptly attended
to • IXPril 8, '6.1.-3m.
S. T. McADA.M,
AT,TORNEY AT LAW
111 AgI4EM6VED his:office:to Mirket Stieet, Opposite
the Lelfainn Baulk, two (lars North cif 'Widow
itise's Hotel. ' '
J011.11 , ' 111 110111 1 %,77.11. 1 1",
nISTRICT ATTORNEY, has removed his OFFICE
to the ROOM lately.oceripied by D. (I eo. P. Line.
le weaver, in Cumberland Street, Lebanon, a few doors
Feet of the Eagle hotel, and two doors wag. of Gen.
it ehiman'e Office.
Lebanon Dec. 17,1862.
eltritlUS , r. 111FILLIER„
TTORNEY-AT-LAW.—Oltion in Walnutstreet, neai-
ly opposite the Buck Hotel, and two doors sontb
ftn-,n Harmany's Hardware store.
*mon, April 9, 1866.-2 y.—
TO MY FRIENDS
AS I shall necessarily be absent from the County
during the session of Congress. I hare made ar•
ram i gements with Joint IV. RYON, Es R., of Pottsville,
to 1 ,kti charge of my legal business. My office will be
open as heretofore and those of my friends and
clients having legal tinsiness may depend open its re
cei ing prompt and efficient attention. Mc. Ryon is a
get timid) of extensive legal learning and long experi•
en• rat the her. I have full confitlenee in his ability,
int grits and industry, rind I therefore cheerfully
con mend the interests of my clients and friends to his
cat at and attention. Air. P. NV: CONRAD will also
ron ain in my office,
Ottsville, Pa., Dec. 2, 1863--3211
• WPM. In. .DER- R.,
A TTORNEY AT LAW., Mee in Stichter's Building,
J . '“ Cumberland street, nearly ipposite the Court
use. . [Lebanon, May 6, 1863.—tf.
- Dr. Samuel S. Melly_
. gFERS his professional services to the Milieus of
"1 - V Lebanon and vicinity.' OFFICH yt tbe•reeidence
ml Mrs. L. Bueb, two doors West of Office ofDr,liamisel
II hm, dec'd, in Cumberland street.
LSbanon, April 15, 1.803.
. : De. P. - 18. 31.1511.
Jr.A.VLNG located in. Lebanon, offers his profession
services to the public. Office in Market Sr.,
I t the building formerly occupied by his father.
Lebanon; Dec.. 16111863:
DR. P. LINEAWEATER, having been ap
pointed, by the Commissioner of Pensions, a
'Washington, Examining Surgeon for Perisionvis pre
pared tonttend to all applicants for Pension at his of
Hee, in ;Market street, next•li or to the Post Office.
Lebanon, 1%11'1125th, 1862.-6 to
WEIGLEY SF, DE%VALT.
COMMISSION M_E RCILIE TS
- FOR THE SALE OF
Butter, Eggh, Cheese, Tallow, Lard,
Poultry, Gagne,Dried Fruits,
- Grain,'Sced, &c.
- - - No. 170 READE STREET,
One door above Washington, .NEW-YORK.
O. Weigley. I
IL DewalL 3-
Robb & Aseough, New York; Allen I; Brother, do
W. W. Selfridge, Esq., do; Jones t Shepard, do; Slau
son, Labaeh & Farrington, do; Samuel G. Johnson, do;
W.M—Ereslin, Esq., Lebanon,. Pa.; L. Betz. Canton,
Ohio; W. C. Curry & Co., Bankers, Erie, Pa.; lion.
John Stiles, Allentown, Pa. . Ran. 1;,1863.
-wORITEULY of Jonestown,
Lebanon county, would
,respectfully inform his friends. and the public,
that be has connected Ititilielf with Mr. Lomeli., in the
TOBACCO, SNUFF AND SWAIt IntSl NPSS,
N 0.145 North Third street, Phila.,
where he will be glad to reoeive customers, and w.ll
sell at vitae that will prove satisfactory.
rbihulelphia, flay 20, 1.8'63.
Market Sq uare, opposite the Market House, Lebanon, Pa.
rVIIE undersigned respectfully informs t..e public
j_ that by has received an extensive stock of the
choicest end purest Liquors of all descriptions. These
ariALiquot sire is invariably disposed to sell at on
premien tedly low prices.
Druggists, Fartners,llotel Keepers, and oth
ers will consult their own interests by buying of the
undersigned. L. IL DREG.
-.Lebanon. April 15,1883.
J.II it undersigned, ut his MA NUFAC.-
TORY, at the Ist Toll Gate, one
Wile East of Lebanon, has on hand a
"" IiTA.IPko f MADE VEHICLES
such se BUGGIES. MOCK-A-WAYS., O,4:IIRIAGES,
SULKIES, &c., made out of the best materials and by
first-rate workmen. From his long asp-rience in the
business, and his determination to allow none but
good work to leave his Shops, he feels confident that
be can give to customers the most complete satisfac
Much of the materials used in manufacturing the
abOve Xebieles were purchased before the raise in the
price of articles, and I can therefore sell cheaper than
mut other establishment in the county.
REPAIKINEL—Repairing done at short notice, and
at low prices.
Persons wanting anything in this line, arc invited to
call arid examine my stock before making their pm ,
chases. • DANJEL FULMER.
TIRE subscriber respectfully informs the public that
be has entirely rebuilt the Mill on the little Swa
inn" formerly known as "Straw's" and later as "Wen
gem's," about one-fourth - of a mile from Jonestown
Lebanon county, Pa.; that he has it now in complete
running order, and is-prepared to furnish customers
regularly vllth a very superior article of
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as cheap its it can be obtained front any other source.—
He keeps also on hand and for sale at the lowest cash
prices CHOP, MEAN, SHORTS, Sc. He is also pre
pared to do all kinds of CUSTOZ4EIie Wong, for 'Farmers
and others, at the very shortest possible notice and in
iites all to give him a tria:. The InSehiPPry of the
is entirely new and of the latest and i4pst im
proved kind. BpstAci attention to business apt} fait
dealing-he hopes to feptl't , a share of public patrowe.
WiILEAT, - IMO- CORN OATS 4zo
bought, for which thg,llighetii . imbanott Mariet Phess
will be paid. - WALTOrtit''
May 7„, 1862.
VOL. 15---No. 35.
PROPOSALS. FOR. MONEY
BOUNTY .LOAN: OF - LEBANONf COUNTY,.
PROPOSALS will, be ; taken by the undersigned,
Com Missioners of Lebanon County, on Monday.
the 7th day of March, 'dud on Monday. the 2lst - daY of
March, A. D., 1564 ~ at, their Office, in the Borough of
Lebanon, for the Loan' of
$1 0 0 00 0
At the lowest rates of interest, to be applied to the
PAYMENT OF VOLUNTEERS,
in order to avoid a draft in said County. The mid
loan will be taken payable in I year,,or 5 years, at the.
option of the Commissioners. Loans, will be taken of
hne hundred dollars and upwards. No County tax
will be assessed or collected on the loan. .
• DETER FORNEy.
JACOB BRIJ SACRED..
Commissioners of Lebanon County.
Lebanon;•Feb. 17, 1584.: -
..:Livery Stable. .
glut.subgeriber respectfully informs the public that
rhii has roinitteneo&R LIV , ERTST ABLE at his Ho
tel, in Streit, Lebanon. Be will
always endeavor to furnish. good Vomit
4 . , um& ' and vehicles, at taoderatg , prices, to all de
siring the. same. .
Lebanon, October 21,18433.-6 m.
riAmE to the •premises of the subscriber, in
sau th Annul - Be townqbip, Lebanon county,
Pa in October last, a RID STEER, with white fitce,
years old, and a DARK. BROWN lIEIFItU, about
the same age The owner is desired to come
torn ard • prove Inoheity, pay charges, and
take them away, or they will be disposed of
ae the law d lreets r
ROBERT P. ALEXANDER.
S. Annvillc tp , Feb.lo, Mt --3t*
NOTICE is hereby given that Lettere Tests
mentnry on the Estate ofJACOB WELLER,
late of Bothe: township. Lebanon county, Pa, dec 'd.,
have been granted to the underslgned. All persons
therefore Indebted to said estate willpleaao 'nuke pay
ment,-and those baring elaims will ptitient.them itb
out delay, to HENRY LIGHT, Siratara.
DAVID W. 1311 RICH, Bethel,
SAMUEL RICKER, do.,
Feb.lo, '64. Executors of said Estate.
DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIR
oncE is hereby given that the Co-partner
eh in hereto fore existing between the under
signed, dealing in the Confectionary business, in the
Borough of Lebanon, has been dissolved by mutual
consent. The Books mill be at the old stand for settle
meet JOSEPH LOWRY,
Leb., Feb. 10, 1864.] HENRY N
m: The business will be continued by the under
signed, JOSEPH LOWRY.
A diniiiisdrators 7
NTOTWE is hereby given that Letters of Admlnistta-
Lion on the estate of JOAN CARP.E.R, dee'd., late
of Sou th Annville township. Lebanon'county, Pa., bare
been granted to the undersigned, residint in the town
ship, county and state aforesaid. Therefore all per
sons indebted to said estate will please make payment
and those having claims will present them without
LEAII CARPER, Administratrix;
WILLIAM CARPER, Administrator.
Of the estate ofJ ons Callen, deed.
South iinvilia, Jan. 21, 1864.
Brick Yard far Rent.
ripIIN undersigned, being desirous to retir e irombusi
nees, will Lease his well known old BRICK YARD,
opposite the Donaughinore Furnace, in the borough
of Lebanon, Pa.
There are abou t
180,000 unburned Brick,
There, which, together with all the material necessa ,
ry to curry an the Brick Yard, he would sell to the
person leasing the premises. A convenient stream of
water runs through the premises.
For further infortontion apply to
Lobanott, 340.27, 111(54.—Gt. . - '
'DUBUC NOTICE is hereby given, that the Charter
of the Methodist Episcopal Chrrch of 'Cornwall
township, Lebanon county, t'a., was duly presented to
the Court of Common Fleas, of Lebanon county, for
examination, and will too approved according to law,
On the first day of Apra Term, next, unless good cause
be shown to the contrary.
lIENRY SIEGRIST, prottey
tebanon, Jan. 27, 1864.—*
piss°kaftan of Partnership.
r 111 E firm of PUNCH & BRO., was dissolved by mu-
Wel consent, on the fast day OPAbrue.ify, A. D.,
1564. The books are in the hands of JOHN K.TtINCK,
for settlement, at the stand. All those having claims
against said firm will present them, and those indebt
ed will please make payment. Jacob K. 'Smirk has
succeeded the late firm of Funak & Bro., at the old
Store, and will continue the business as heretofore.—
Acknowledging the liberal patronage hereto fore be
stowed upon the late firm, would resiweifu Ily solicit
a continuance. JACOB K.-FONOKi
N. 1.A5b., Feb. 3, '64.—tf
NOTICH is' 'given that an Election by the
StockholdersAu .the .Presid tit, /Managers and
Company of the -Barks and Dauphin Turnpike road,
Will be .held at the. Public,liousubf.L.L. Bennethum,
in Myerstown,-Lebancin county, Pa., on
MaNDAY, , the VA day of 711nrcl:1, neat,
between the hours Oflo o'clock, A. Al,; and 4
P. M., of that day, for the purpose of electing One
President, Bight Managers, One, Treasurer, and such
other ofricerd as nay be necessary to conduct the af
fairs of the said Company during the ensuing year.
At the same time the AMMO Statement of the
Treasurer will be laid before the Stockholders as usu
al. By order of the Board,
HENRY MULL, Pree't.
JACOB !Urns, Treasurer.
[January, 27, 1864.
A SMALL TRACT OF LAND AT
ASMALL FARM - OF 22- ACRES OF GOOD
LIMESTONE LAND fs offered at Private
Sale, located ?,/„.- of a mile from Tiarperl Tavern, East
'Hanover, adjoining lands of David M. Shiley, George
Gerber 'HI and the Sultrara Creek. Thereon is erected
a good FRAME DOUSE, a new. DANK
EARN, 30 by 35 feet. a never-failing'
spring of water near the house, a good
Lime Kiln, and a great quantity of
limestone on the premises.
Price, $l,OOO. Borough property ta
ken in 'exchahge. Possession given on the let et April',
next, by SIMON a.spiNE,
Feh.lo, '64.-3t. _ Lebanon, 1.-" a.
rugurAc SA LE.
WILL be sold at Public Sale, at the residence of the
WI subscriber,, half-a-mile south-west from Ann
v ille . near the road leading to Campbellstown, Leba
non County, Pa., on
TUESDAY, March 1, '64,
The following `FeriingSl Property. viz number of
imported from Canada ; 2 •
• strong, heavy' lon..
WO RKING HORSES;
Short-horned. (2 years and S months old,]
Durham Ileifer r Cows,lfyik
(6 months' old)
3 broad-wheeled Wagoitt,Otte , as good as new, 2-berse
Wagon with Springs. Sulky, Cart, Threshing Alaebine
and Horse Power, Windmill, all kinds of Horse Gears,
Hey Rake. all kinds of Forlts, Ploughs; Harrows,
Crain Cradles, Scythes, Chains, and many other arti
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, A.f., when conditions
will be made known by
P. ROUSER, Auctioneer. C. P. STEINDLETZ.
WILL be sold at Public Sale at the residence of the
subscriber, near Zinn's;:liliti,;kin.the road
to Cornwall (formerlyFink'it:hlachtinitp Shop,) on
SATURDAY, March 26' '64
The To linwhig Personal Property, sir
4 I Family RORER, 1 COW„ 1 new
Broad-wheeled Wagon, nar- f
row•wheeled Wag, , n, Carriage, mi.:,
..`"" Rockaway, Spring Wagon, 2 low
2 SETTS OF BLACKSMITH TOOLS,
Lot of new IRON, Wagon Ma
kers' Tools, Planks, Spokes, Axles,
and all descriptions of WOOD for
Wagon Makers. 2 setsHARN PBS , • •
2 Wheelbarrows, (one new,) &e. • .
At the same time and place STOVES, BlEDS,and
BEDSTEADS, EIGHT DAY CLUCK, Bureaus,
Tables, • Chairs, Cupboard. Desk, Chests,
0. Looking blivises, Kettles, Pots, Pans. barrels,
Tubs, Meat and other Stands, Crockery and
Queensware, and a large yariety of other at
*lea umßumerous jlo mention. .
gime to commando at to o'clock, 4., 4,whonforma
will ho.coade known. by' ' 4 • •
• Cornerall, Netr..l7, 'B4. - PATRICK fitROWN.
JOHN K. PUNCH.
and llows.chold Property.
AV - ILL be sold at public sale at the residence
VII of the undersigned, in North Lebanon town
ship, 1I miles from Lebanon,mear the Tunnel, on
11ONDAY,• February, 29, 1864,
'the following Stock, ie.:—
.• 3 HORSES, one-of them an ex
cellent Family florae, 3 good
4 ( ink men COWS, 2 heifers heavy
wilb Calf Wagon for one or two """"''
horses, S Horse Wagon, 2 Top Buggies and harness,
Threshing Machine, with power of Major's new pat
ent, new Windmill, Strawbeneb, new Ilayladders,
block sled, shod with iron, ploughs, harrows, corn
plow, Cultivator, hone gears, rakes, forks, chains, and
musty other•Farnxing Implements.
• ALSO, on
FRIDAY, AritrCh 18;.i.804,
WILL be sold the follow ing HOUSEHOLD
YV : PROPERTY, viz :
3 BEDSTEADS and BEDDING, COOK
STOVE for Wood or Coal, other stoves
for do. ' Trundle bed, Bureau, Milk
. and other Cupboards, Wood Chest, 2
large Tables .other tablee,l2 chairs, chapper-znacbtiie.,
barrels, e100k.,, LEMON THEE, 70 ...EpWLS„ or various
kinds. TOrner'i bench, Anvil, Carpenter toad, POTA
TOES:by the,bushel, an& 'tooriy other ar Otitis too no
merouslik.onention... ' , . . .
SaleliM tominence at 12 o'clock", Al.; of "said 4,10'
when terms will be wade litiown far
GSOlitOF, B. IfoucK, Auciionaer.
STOCK AMO, FARMING IMPLEMENTS,
wILL be sold at pub lie sale at the residence of the
subscriber, in Cornwall township, Lebanon Co.,
on the road leading from Lebanon to Colebrook, about
4 1 A miles front Lebanon, and about 1 4 mile North of
thejlorse Shoe turnpike, on
MONDAY, March 7, 1864,
the following Stock and Farming Implements, viz :-.-
3 excellent working HORSES, 2 mares with
foal, one of which is an excellent family
- beast, 3 colts, one 3 years, one VA% and
ii. ,-— " = - one 1 year old, 4 Ankh Cows, . 11,,,,, '
3 wringing Heifers, 8 bead. of Young Cattle. . '
1 Durham Bull, 2 yea% a old, 5 head of Sheep,
(of the Southdown breed.) Horse gears; saddles,
thrashing machine 4 horse power, as good as new,
(Garrets potent,} 2 narrow wheelled 4 horse wagons,
one as good as new, wind mill, cuttla box, Ploughs,
Harrows , Shove : Borrow, Cultivator, Corn • Plough,
Drag, Breast, Halter and Cow Chains, Spreaders, don
hie and single trees. Pitch, Hanglanure and 81b,king
Forks • also 9 pair Hay Ladders, Wagon god, Quarry
ing toc:la, '2 Crain °ladles, and many other articles to
numerous to insert.
Sale to commence at, 12 o'clock, M., on said day,
when conditions will be made knownliy
Connyall, Feb. 3, 1564
Stock, Farming Implements
AND HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY
XMILL be sold at Public Sole, at the residence of the
subscriber, in Cornwall twp., near Ziun's Mill
and Eby's, on _ _
WEDNESDAY, Februciry 24, '64.
The following Stock and Fanning Implements. viz
ry ti Head of HORSES, I MARE •. „-.
with' Colt, 2 three-years old ;If,
WI NE : HORSES, well broke, 2-Year- ,
%ling, 20 Head of CATTLE,
FRESH COWS, BULL, Hearing for live Horses, 'II ag
on, Saddle, Halters, Chains, 2 broad wheeled WAGONS;
one as good as 110%7,1 new Wagon box, Hay Ladders,
Ploughs, Harrows, I Shovel Harrow, Threshing Ma
chine, Cutting Machine, Log, Cow and Fifth Chitins,
Spread and Single Trees, Traces, Corn Plough, Grain
Cradles, Bag Truck, Forks and Rakes, 1-horse Wagon,
Breast Chains, Jack Screw, BEDS and BEDSTEADS,
Stoves, Desk, Corner' Cupboard, CLOCK, Hoes and
Shovels. Tube, Water Can, Chest and Flour Chest, and
many other articles too numerous to mention.
Sale to commence et 12 o'clock, M., when terms
will Le made Rowe. by
HENRY A. SNAVELY
Corn wall tap., Jan. 27,1861
Stock, Farming 'hurtle smuts
AND HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY
WILL be sold at public sale at the residence of the
subscriber, in Corneall tall., near Eby's Tavern,
on the road leading to Lancaster by way of on
fI'UESDAY, February 23, 1804,
TUESDAY, March 1, 1864,
the following Stock, Farming Implements and U01:19C
bola Property _ _
10 Head of HORSES, 2 of which are three
years old. 2 two years, 1 one year old, 2
MARES with Foal, 5 Head of
....C'efk COWS, some of them fresh, 5 k'
Heifers heavy with Calf. 39 Head of yotngjoga,,l
CATTLE, 11 of them are two years old, IWO
1 young taw., 3 Shoats, 3 Wagons, two as good as
now, all broad wheeled, 1 one horse Wagon, 1 large
Body, 1 Pino box, 1 pair of Wood Ladders, Thresh ing.
Msching, 1 Mowing Machine, Grain drill, Spring wire
patent Hay Rake, Fanning M ilt, Single and Double
Trees, 7 set of Horse Gears, housens, dynets, buggy
harness, wagon, saddle, lines and whip, 2 Cultivators,
shovel iarrows ' ploughs and hurrows,l corn plough,
1 cutting box, Cow chains, log chains, 2 fifth chains,
and a good ninny other chains, jack screw, wheelbar
row, rakes and forks. spreaders, gru'..bing hoes. scald
ing trough, grindstone, axes, I split axe and w edges,
scythes and grain cradles, grain bags, batrels, lot of
boxes, POTATOES, BEDS and BEESTEADS, 1 Drawer,
1 chest, I table, 1 kitchen dresser, STOVES with PIPE,
and many articles too numerous co mention.
Sale to commence at 12 o'clock, M., of said days ,
far The goods remaining unsold OR first day wilt be
sold on the second.
Conditions, &c., on days of oole by
Cornwall twp., Jan. 27, 3964.
STOCK AND FARMINGIMPLEMENTS,
lATILL be sold at
. puhlie sale, at the residence of
'V the eutrecTiber. in South, Aanville township,-
Lebanon county, about 2 miles Prom Army it le, near the
Turnpike road leading to Palmyra, on Levi Kline's
FRIDAY, February 19, 1804
. URSDA 'arch. 17, MN,
the following STOCK. FA R3ll NO IMPLEMENTS AND
110tSEIIOLD PROPERTV, viz :
head of Horses, 10 IVIRCh
Cows, 4 lioiihrs with :Calf, 3 ' i''s-y'-"s.
to Durhain Mulls. 19 head of t •
- young Cattle, 12 head of Sheep,
2 breeding' Sows, to Shoats, 2 broad-wheeled Wagons,
1 Spring Wagon, 5 ploughs, 4 harrows, 2 shovel har
rows, 1 Thrashing Machine, I Reaper, 2 cutting boxes,
1 windmill, 1. carriage, 1 trotting buggy, good as
new, 2 patent hay ladders, new patent Wire Rake,
sleigh, &c., fin
This is one of the largest and finest STOCKS in Leb
anon county, having bad great care talcdu in the so-
leetion and breading, and Li ouo well worthy the at
tention of all lovers of thio'itiittle.
4large variety of every kind of HOUSEHOLD and
KITCHEN Furniture, and a large variety of uth.
er articles for farming and housekeeping, too numer
ous to mention.
All the articles not sold at the first day of sale will
be sold on the senond.
Sole to commence at 10 o'clook, A. M., of said days,
when terms will ha made known by
S. Annville tn., Jan. 27,1564..
Personal Property .
WILL be sold at public sale at the late residence
of AIiRMIAM 0.1.3113, deed., in South Lebanon
township , about 4 miles from Lebanon and 2 miles
from Cornwall Furnaces, on •
TEURSDAY, February 18,1864,
TbESDAY, March 22, 1864,
the following Stock, Farming Implements and House..
bold Property, via
5 good Working 11611-.
SES, 7 MUCH COWS, 8 ••
..1. 1 7 1 ‘• head of Young CATTLE, '7 "II
• SHEEP. 2 Hogs, a Grain Cradles, - 3,Scythes, (dried
stone, Quarrying Toole, Log and filth Chains, Wood
Ladders, Jackscrew, Pails, Planks, double and single
Trees, ploughs, harrows, I of Brunner's Reaper and
Mower, (good .as new,) 2 sleighs, grain drill, thrashing
Machine an, Horse Power, 2 WAGONS, (1 a broad
wheeled,) ropes, forks, horse rakes, corn plow, sbov
el harrows, &c., kc. Also, 3 Beds ,and Bedsteads, .41 1 .
ple Butter, Benches, Chopper Machine, Staffer, .?
Press, cabbage Cutter, largo Wool Wheel, Weaver Ma
terials. large NIG HT DAY CLOCK. Books, (in chiding
Fox's Martyrs,} barrels, clock, cooking Stove, 2 steel.
yards, augers, broad • axe, post axe, saws, 2.5 yards
CARPET, scalding Trough, tables, bell, cider Press and
apple Mill, grain Bags, splitting tools, 'horse gearing,
wheelbarrows, ladders, buckets, cow chains, bay lad
ders, land roller, boards, two-horse Wagon, STRAW
and 110, straw bench, forks, rakes, bag wheeler,
posts, cora shelter, wagon bed, smoked Meat, and
many other articles too numerous to mention. -
,ilk- All articles not sold on the first day mill be sold'
on the second.
Sale to commence at 12 o'Clock, N., when terms will
be4eade knowa by - •
B...Lebinon Zan 6,lB64.Admiriistrobir;
, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24,11804.
4 „.. -
The Unsigned Rece ipt
The year before leretired fronkpree
Mee I bed - am'ongethe young, .gentle
men who read law, tender my direc e r
thin, one whose ..name was Edward
Marsh. He wile - cid - 4e clever'ind
siduous. His father had been a etient
of mine for many yeers e andprevious
to his insolveney, a very profitable,
ono. From regard for him, and. in
consideration of his altered, cireenm
stances, 1 declined tie aeceptethe cue
ternary fee for :.direetieg .his son's.
studies.—Young, Marsh, is now, : prae,
tieing few in, -one of our Western
State where h`a is quite edistinguieh
ed. lam 'told iltiey,;talli''et him fora'
Judgeship, althietgb e be Vas only been
four years riteito t ebti!Weettelt ate ability
doubtless,' 'and learning; probably ;
but at' the outset Of my legal "career
they did not place boys on the bench'.
The. profession, is gorie ,to the, dogs,
and the judiciary, along with it.
However,..l did not commence an
essay eipon the . bench and bar. I in
tended to tell thn story of a ease in
which this young Marsh figured a lit
tle, though not so prominentlY as
I- came into the case this wey
had been engaged in court all day in
a very fatiguing suit, - end" merely vis
ited my office to obtain some papers
that I wished to examine at home at
my leisure. While I
,was at my sec-,
retary there came a rap at the door,
and on bidding -the intruder enter,
Marsh came in.
beg your pardon, eir, l - said he,
.'but, 1 would -like - to have a little con
.versatien .with you.' ,
'Very g ood. Go on!
'I wish, es a favor to me,you would
undertake the case of Evans.'
do not wish to ; I have declined
already. How will it serve you ?'
'Why, you see, sir, I and Kitty—
that is Kitty and I—'
He paused, in -embarrassment, and
I turned in, someserprise.
'Pray, who is ,Kitty, Mr. Marsh ?'
'Miss Kitty Evans.'
'Oh, see,' rejoined, laughing.—
'Kitty is our daughter, and you Want
me to take up the case of the father..
'Wl7y, you see, sir, the rest of the
bar share your aversion to the case ;
and he prefers you at any rate. If
you would take it at- my instance it'
. would be of service to me.'
Under these circumstances I recon
sidered my reheat; and told Marsh
,to 'slew) Kitty,!s lathee• re ee e me on the
following — day. The hover della-de:d
in high spirits. •
This Evans was a real estate agent
and rent collector,
•who had acquired
some money by his profession. -lie
was indefatigable in dunning delin
quentkenants, and sufficiently prompt
in paying over the proceeds,. so that
he had a number of patrons. He
was regarded as a rather slippery
fellow. The little intercourse lehad
with him had satisfied me that he
was not a desirable client—the im
pression on my mind was adverse to
his fairness and honesty, and I shunn
The particularnase in which he de
sired my services was as follows :
Among the the patrons of Evans
had been a wealthy man named Oa- .
rence Preston. The collections made
for him during one, quarter-had a
mounted to eighteen hundred and
twenty dollars, which had been paid
over, less the-five per cent. commis
sion, in the presence of .Prestor'S at
toeney. Evans took a reccipt,-hut
went away leaving it on his patron's
table. Ho called to get it on the fol
lowing Corning, but was astonished
to learn that, Mr. Preston had been
attacked .by, apoplexy about two
hours after ho bad' left the house and
died at midnight. Mr.- Van. Buren,
the attorney, had placed his seal on
all the papers of the deceased.- 'When
the executor took charge, Evans re
newed,hes applicatioe rex• the •receipt.
Schermerhorn, the execrator ' made
search accordingly and found a pa
per partly answering Evans' descrip
tios, but differing in one important
particular. It receipted and ac
knowledged the payment of seven
.and twenty.nine dol.
; but it waswithenf r t signature.—
Evans then went to the attorney risa
witness,,but, tq his consternation, the
latter denied that any- mone'y had
been paid, or receipt given therefor,
in his presence. The executor, under
these circumstances, brought suit to
recover the rents collected, and claim
ed eighteen hundred and sixty-five
dollars as due to the estate. When
&ens called on' me, according to
pointment I questioned him closely.
'Are you sure,' I asked, 'that-the
receipt had been signed when you
left, r •
'Positively. There was no blotting
paper, and I let it be for a few mo
ments on the table to dry, and that is
how I came engrossed with converse,
tion we had, to forget it.'
'Did Mr.,- Schermerhorn show you
the unsigned receipt ?'
'Yes. It was the same I had, writ
ten—l knew it by my own handwrit
ing, end,by a en.up,le,of specku in the
paper. I had neglected to bring my
receipt book with me, and wrote the
receipt on a loose piece of paper lying
on the table.'
'Might it have been an unsigned
: only prepared- one.for Pres
'Were there any Tarkssbowing.an
erasure of the signat:,nro
fNbt the slightest that I could see,
end Lhetd it up to
ik the Ireystery. The. pitai, where
the Signature had been was plain:
'Have you a number and deserip ,
tion 'oftlic notes you paid 7'
'A description of one only--not its
letter or number. That was a hun
dred dollar .bill on the Mechanics'
Bank of Philadelphia.—lt - had on the
back the initials of the tenant—John
Y. Carter—from , w horn I. received it
The other notes were - those of the
Shoe and Leather Bank, with which
I deposit., A private mark-of my,pwn
was also. on the Philadelphia note.'
+Well,' I said,, accepting your,
case,l am bound to believe your state
ment ; but a count and jury are not,
and will. not ; be likely to do so. You
will have ; probably to pay the money
in the end ; and it would be as well to
do it vv about ,the. ex,pepse and trou
ble of a suit.'
don't intend to pay money twice,
at least not if I can heip.it,' 'said
Evaiis.—Something may turn up in
the meanwhile: Fight them!
'Very well. As' I have agreed to
take the cause in hand, fight them
we will ; but you have neither force
nor material fora contest. It is sim
ply your story against evidence oral
and written! '
I knew Mr. Sobermerborn, the sole
executor, very well. Ile lived in; the
same block that • did, and I deter
mined to drop in on him after dinner
and.discuss the matter in a friendly
way. It was quite - unprofessional to
do this, of course ; but the whole case
was exceptional. I found Schermer.
horn to. be frank and communica
'lt is a matter of personal indiffer.
ence to me, and if it looked even fair,
I shbuld make a mere shoW of opposi
tion. But 1 don't believe a single
word of Evans' story. Between our,
selves, your client is a very silly and,
unprofitable bit of roguery. Ho is too
sharp a fellow to have left a receipt
behind him, even if, be took' one upon
a loose piece of paper. But that isn't
his way ; be would have brougbt,his
receipt book: The claim is an after
thought. on hearing. of Preston's, sud
'But,' I suggested, (ho,w does it hap
pen that the receipt, even:if unsigned
was among Preston's . papers
' 'That is not easily accounted for,
but might be. Evans might have
lefty then, intending to pay the mon
ey, hut neglected it, or might. have
_left it before. At all events it proves
nothing for you. For there is Van
Buren—an upright man of unimpeaCh
able character who is ready to swear
that no money was paid that night,
and no receipt passed. Ile was with
Preston when Evans came in, and re
mained with him after he went until
he was attacked with the apopletie
Gt. You would not gainsay his evi.
'I am not so sure of that.'
'Not so sure. Why, man, you can
only do it on the supposition that
Van Buren himself pocketed the
money, and blew the. signature away
—for it shows no. mark of an'erdsure.
`That would be absurd.' , .
'lmprobable, possibly, but not im
possible, and so not absurd.
'Yes, absurd,' ho responded. 'For
why not destroy the receipt when the
money was taken 7'
I felt the force of this. -I was
worsted in the encounter, and with
drew with the conviction that my
ease was desperate. Before I left, I
am instructed, and must make
what defence t can. Will you have
the receipt at trial, or put me to the
trouble of compelling its production ?'
"No need of process. The receipt,
as you call it, will he in court; but it
is uSeless :to you as you will say when
you see it."
Time slipped away, I should have
nearly forgotten the case, until ithad
gone - through its routine, took its
place on the, calendar, and had its
day fixed. But Marsh kept it be
fore me, always having discovered,
weekly or oftener some important
point, which amounted to nothing, or
conceived some apt suggestion, which
turned out to be of no value. I un
derstood and overlooked meddling
no account of its object. It gave
him pretext for, more frequent visits
to :Evans' pretty daughter,- I was
no longer young but I looked on a
lover's expedients with a forgiving
The day of trial came. The-plain
tiff, who bad very able. counsel, was
ready, and so was I for defendant,
although I could see but very little
chance of success.
The plaintiff's counsel, Mr. Dema
rest, opened with a succinct state
ment. The defendant had collected
rents to the sum of eighteen hun
dred and sixty-five dollars, as the
agent of Clarence Preston, now de
ceased. He had neglected and . re
fused to pay these over, and for this
amount, now due the estate, suit was
The leases were brought in to show
the amount of rents, and these I ad
mitted to save time. The tenants
were brought forward with their re
ceipts to prove the sums were actu
ally paid to Evans, except in one in
stance where a tenant was out. of
town. Then his clerk was sworn,
who witnessed the payment and. the
signing of the receipt by Evans—it
was for three hundred. dollars. On
cross-examination he admitted that
he did not see the sum to count it,
that was actually paid; but saw his
employer pay the money in gold to
Evans, and brought the roceipt.book
himself for Evans to sign a receipt
which he (the clerk) had written for
three, hundred. He .had .been in
strutted to write one for that amount
in the hearingofEvane.. ,•
The pleintiftiested his Nu1e,444 I
WHOLE NO. 765
opened for the. defence. My state
ment was,what the reader expected ;
but we denied receiving so much by,
forty-five dollars as the clerk of the
tenant had testified. Deducting this•
and our commissions, the sum was
seventeen ..hundred and- twenty-nine
dollars, which we had paid over.
The new laws just going, into effect,
allo - wed a party to be examined in
his own behalf, and .-I put Evans on
the stand: Ile - testified to the state
of facts already laid before the read
er, and mentioned at my instance the
kind of money received, and the fact
that one •bill , was • not bankable, but
he had takenit subject to Preston's
approval. Before going to Preston's
house, he drew from the Shoe and
Leather Bank the amount required,
excepting the hundred dollar, bill
named, having--deposited'the =rents,
from time ' to time as he - ,reeeived
them. ; ,
. . .
A sharp cross examination ;'-now
"Now, said - the opposite coun
sel, "you have stated that a, receipt
was signed on a-loose piece of paper.
Who drew that receipt, up." •
"It was entirely in your hand-wri
ting then ?" •
"Yes, sir, except the signature.,"
"How many such receipts did you
"Are you positive of that 7"
Th'e.counsel produced a manuscript.
It was the blank receipt round by
Sherrnerhorn. Re showed it to Evans,
so folded that the place for the signa
ture was concealed.
"Did you ever see that paper be
"Yes, sir—twice. Once when. Mr.
Preston signed it,' and once since,
when Mr. Shernierhorn Showed into
"When Mr. Preston signed it—
You believe Mr. Preston's signature
is attached to it then ?"* .
, "No, sir;
because 1 have seen it
since without a signature. But it
"Could you not have been mista
"No; sir ; I wrote the body of that
receipt, and Mr. Preston signed it.—
There was no blotting paper on the
table, and, I let it lie there to dry.—
That what was how came to forget
"Who was present when the re
ceipt was given?"
"Mr. Van Buren, yonder."
"Do you think he saw the money
"Cer,tainly. Be spoke in such a
way that he must have seen it."
"Will you detail the conversation?"
"Substantially. I said to Mr. Pres
ton that Barn, one of the tenants,
had paid me in uneurrent money—
that one hundred dollar bill on a
Philadelphia Bank. Van Buren said,
"it is BO small a shave, Preston, that
you can stand it." Mr. Preston
laughed, and then took the money."
"And you positively . swear that
such conversation took place on that
"Now, sir, let me - put up a hypo
thetical case to you, and ask you if it
be not possible that it mightnot have
occurred. Might youlnot have -writ
ten this receipt, and then felt disin
clined to pay at the moment? Did
you not, in,fact, excuse yourself from
paying on the part of tenants ?"
"No, sir I" returned Evans, indig
nantly. "I paid as I have stated,
and took that receipt."
"But that receipt has no signa
"I know it, and I can't account for
it. But it had. That is certainly
the one I wrote. and which Mr. Pres
ton afterwards signed in my presence.
I particularly identify_ it by two
flaws or specks in the paper, which I
noticed as he wrote the signature, and
which are there now."
"You have an excellent memory,"
said Demarest, dryly. "You b _ anti at
the Shoe and Leather ?"
"Are you not in the habit of paying
your collections over in a check
drawn to the order of parties ?"
"Yes, sir; but Mr. Preston always
seemed to prefer r should bring the
"Did he tell you ?" •
"Not in words,"
"This then *as an, isolated in
returned the counsel, 'You
can stand aside, sir.'
Evans still lingered on the stand.—
The jurymen looked carelessly around
the court room. Some fidgeted in
their seats, others yawned. They
had evidently made up their minds,
and adversely to us. I was too well
read in jury nature not to perceive it.
'Are you - through, sir ?' said the
Judge to me.
'Yes, sir,' But.here an idea struck
me. 'Stay a mornent,.Mr. Evans. It
is possible'that on closer examination
some of your testimony may lead to
an explanation of one or two doubt
ful points. Let me have that re
It was handed me.
Are you sure, sir, as to the mode
of signature ? Is it not possible that
it was signed with lead pencil 7'
'.Not at all leading that question,'
suggested Demarest ; but I would not
h ear the irg pl ked objection.
'No, 'sir,' persisted Evans, 'lt •vas
signed with ink, and that is why I left
it on the table to dry.'
I looked at._ the paper carefully. I
could find no traces of a signature by
the eye ; but on passing the end of to)
finger over the spot, where the.sigrair
tare should, heve been, I thoight
AFAiTILY. PAPER POP:TOWN Alai &o.
rs PRINTED AND PrgLESNIAD WE E KLY
By WIL. X. Mar%
211 story of Pence's New Cirtialperrlead
At One Dollar and Fifty Delta a Year.
ADVEIt7IBIKENTB inserted at the natal rater. twit
ArifPnANDEILLS Meted at an hoofs node&
FLAMES OP POSTAGE.
In Lebanon County, postage free
In Pentiyleania. out of Lebientift caifAL eaktirPOC
quarter, of ia eeuta a year.
Out of this State, 6% ets. per quarter, or 26 eta a year
if the postage is not paidin advance, rater are don!rle.
could detect a slight roughness. 1:
mentioned this and suggested that if
we had a magnifying. glass such ae
engravers use,: 'we might disvover
whether there had been any erasure:
'Send for one, then, by all means,
said the Judge: am disposed to al
low all the latitude admissible in the
I at once dispatched Marsh to` - the
shop of, a noted optician, a client of
Mine; just up Broadway, for a lens,
'ln the mean While,' continued the?
Tudgei . 'to economise the time, you
pi on withh - your other witness.'
'We rest here,' I replied, 'reserving
the further examination orthis
The plaintiff's counsel now call :Van
Buren to the stand to rebut. .This
was a summary of his testimony
He had visited his client, Preston,'
on the third of Nevember, the•istre--
-ning'in question. While they were,
conYe.rsi4g, Evans was an nounepl.,,—
He came in, and after some preThni-,
sat down and
receipt, which he believed was i thu
one produced. After he had'dope.eur
he said that the tenants had not
paid us, but as he expected the re r ,
mainder on the next day be would
wait and make One: payment of it.—
To this Mr. Preston acceded; and at
ter some indifferent remarks Evinft .
left. Van Buren said on,
the conversation, When Mr. Preston
was attacked with apoplexy, the law
yer alarmed the house. A. doctor,
came but could do nothing for the re,'
lief of the patient. When the latter !
died, Van Buren gathered the papers
on the table and thrust them in a long
narrow drawer in the seeretary,which
with the rest be sealed. He believed
this receipt was among them, but be
did not examine particularly. Hu
sealed the papers because he had
drawn up Mr. Preston's will and
knew that it contained a recornmete- .
dation to the executor to continue
him (Van Buren) in the service of;
the estate. As to the conversation
detailed by Evans, it never took place
He saw no such . .note as described, no
money paid at all, and no receipt
signed by Preston. His testimony'
was clear, prompt and decided. It
The executor next took the stand,,
and identified the blank receipt ea'
one he had found in the nairovr
drawer along with other papers.' Mr.
Van Buren was present when' the
seals were broken. There was no o
ther receipt. No such money, nor
any notes answering the description
bad been found in, the house; nor on
the person of Mr. Prestop.
The cross examination of, both
these witnesses was inefifrectfifititrvit- -
tying their, several statements.
The case rested.. 'Marsh did riot
return, but the optician, came'
self *With small , glass, and en 'enVet--,
ope directed to me. I opened:the"
letter. It contained a hundied'dol
lor bill and .a. slip of paper on' *IAA'
"Examine the bearer about the en
closed. Delay the cause until my.
return, I am off to Jersey City for
an, important witness. Hurrah for
eaccess and Kitty." -'
I smiled at the closing-words, ex
amined the bank bill and held my
peace. I then mhde a close and tea;
ons scrutiny of the receipt with the
Lititit," said the judge,
impatiently, "what do feu make
out ?" •
"I find traces of a sign.ature,, your
Honor," was my reply. "The ink
has been skillfully and carefully re
moved, I think, but the signature has
been written with steel pen, and the
strokes have indented the paper."
The receipt and glass were passed
firstly to the opposite counsel, then
to the jury, and finally to the judge.
During the examination, I conferred,
with the optician apart.
His history was clear and brief
When Marsh came for the glass he
"I owe Air. Lititat a hundred dol
lars and an apology for not having it
sent before. I have a Philadelphia
note here--good but not current—if
he will take that."
Marsh was on the Fui vine for Phil
adelphia bills, and with some remark
about lawyers' fees not being always
paid in current funds, took the note
in his hand. To his surprise it wale
on the Mechanics' Bank of Philadel- •
phi and on its back were the'ini--
tiafs—"J. Y. C."
"Where did you get' this ?" he- ask-
"From the Jersey City Bank,* *aa
Marsh explained the case briefly to
the optician, who promised to go
to court with the note, while the=
young man would endeavor to- get
the proper bank officer there as quick:.
There was not a Certain connection
in the evidence - as yet ; but it;
strengthened our case nevertheless. ~
I The receipt and glass came backto ,
me. The jury were evidently sada.
ed that there had been a signature
but whether that was Preston's or
not was an open question. the coal.-,
sel for the plantiff, after a short con..
ference with Van Buren, intimat4A,
that the writing apparently erased,,
was the same hand that had written_
the body of the receipt.
Evans sprang to his feet at this ,
imputatiim greatly excited; but I
calmed him. I then asked: rozirmia--
sion to re-open the case onthepeart of:
the defence, as testimoisy ofthe
most importance had .unexpectedly
been found. The, oppnsite demurred—
I was prosy as possible in reply so as.
to gain more'time. The judge grew
impatient again 'and mit me off.•
I re-called' Orals; who indentille4