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WI. I. BUSLIN, Iditor and Proprietor
WEDNESDAY, MARCEL 30, 1864
aft. We find the following in the
"papers," and if it is correct; the mis
apprehension among the people that
the extra government bounties would
be paid until the 15th of April, is on
ly another instance of the blundering
and incompetency of the present ad
ministration. The President's proc
lamation distinctly stated that the
bounties would continue until the 15th
and now, within a few days of the-lst,
we are coolly told that it was "an er
ror in telegraphing," and that they
would cease on the Ist. If it was an
error we believe that it was designed
ly, for why leave it uncorrected so
Government Bounties Cease after
The general impression through
out the State, has been that the ex
tra Government bounties of $4OO to
veterans, or those who have been nine
months in the service, and $3OO to
all other accepted recruits would be
continued until the fifteenth of April.
This is a mistake. These extra
bounties cease on the first day of
April, so that those who wish to
avail themselves of these liberal boun
ties have no time to lose.- This mis
apprehension arose through an error
in telegraphing the President's "Gen
eral Order, No. 100," which was
printed in all the Philadelphia papers,
and in all the other State papers.
By this important error, the fif
teenth instead of the first of April was
designated as the time to which the
extra national bounties would be
continued ; and -hence the public have
been misled on this very important
point. The followfog extract from
an official copy of the order as receiv
ed by the Provost Marshals, will ex
plain the matter :
';The draft will be commenced as
soon after the 15th of April as practi
cable. The Government bounties, as
now paid, continue until April Ist,
1864, at which time the additional
bounties cease. On and after that
date one hundred dollars only will
be paid, as provided by the act ap
proved July 22,1861."
It therefore behooves everybody in
terested in recruiting to act prompt
ly. Those wbo have been waiting
for larger local bounties run the
risk of losing the national bounty by
NEW TAX BILL.—The new tax bill
will probably be reported from the
Committee of Ways and Means in
Congress this week. It is rumored
that .the increase in taxation recom
mended will be large. A special dis
patch to the Tribune says that the
new tax on tobacco will be heavy but
tbit it will fall upon the manufac
turers, exempting the leaf from taxa
tnr - The New York Tribune fixes
the utmost limit to the "rebellion" to
the 4th of July next. Very likely.—
That is the day fixed for holding the
Democratic National Convention to
nowdnate a candidate for the presi
is. A - vvell executed twenty-dollar
Treasury note has made its appear
ance. It is a facsimile of the genu
ine, and but that the green on the
face is a little pale. it would be diffi
cult to distinguish it from the genuine
'note. The signature of Mr. Skinner,
which looks as if it was proof against
being counterfeited; is very well imi
tated, and scarcely distinguishable
from the original. 'Upon a good
judge, it would of course be folly to
attempt to pass one of these notes,
but they might easily be taken by
persons not used to handling money,
and for this reason the public should
itte on their guard against them.
SAW At Harrisburg last Week a con
test far Superintendent of the Public
Grounds created a good deal of atten
tion. One applicant was an aboli
tionist who is said to possess neither
patriotism nor intelligence, at least
never displayed any. The other was
a soldier who possessesall the requi
site qualifications, and who in addi
tion sacrificed his health in the mili
tary service of his country. The Ab
olition Legislature appointed the ab
olition applicant. Well may our de
bilitated and crippled soldiers ex
claim, "sas4, us from such friends as
JIKAT f S WHAT'S THE MATTEIL—An
election is to be held in Connecticut
on the first Monday of April, in con
aegnence of which the administra
ten at Washington lass discovered
that said Connecticut is out of the
drift—not only on former calls but
out the coming call for 200,000.--
'Mutt a pleasant thing it is to be
gloyal I" out of the draft and out of
income Tax. But is'ent it rascally
that whole States, at the expense of
Ober States, must be bribed to re
in means aboli-
490 1 *confederate raid into. West
taniosoiso, lately, under Forrest, cap-
tared "Union City with its garrison
of four hundred troops.
A neighboring Abolition jour
nal repeats, last week, for the hun
dredth time, the stale assertion that
"not a man can be found who sympa
thises with treason who is not a devo
ted admirer of McClellan." We can
point out thousands of persons and
hundreds of papers who "sympathise
with treason," who take the greatest
delight in abusing and lying about
McClellan. per instance, (to; give
but a few specimen bricks, as we have
not the space to be extended in our
evidence,) there is one Abraham Lin
coln, of Springfield, Illinois, who pub
licly stated in the halls of Congress
that "any people have the right to
raise up and shake off the existing
government and form a new ono that
suits them better." We would like
to know if that is not "sympathising
with treason ?" and farther, if the
said Abraham Lincoln is a "devoted
, of McClellan ?" The New
York Tribune has declared that the
Stars and Stripes are a "flaunting
lie," and to-day sticks to the truth of
the assertion. The Tribune is not
very "devoted for McClellan ;" at
least we can't see it. Then again,
there is the Lebanon Courier. It
has yet to make the first acknowledg
ment, alth`ough frequently asked to
do so, that it is in favor of the Con
stitution as it is and the Union as it
was before the Rebellion. We don't
see much admiration of, or devotion
to, McClellan in its columns. We
might name instances without num
ber to show that the assertion is un
true, but the above will suffice.
Tel.. Horace Greeley made a speech
at a Fremont meeting in New York,
and pitched into Old Abe in good
style, denouncing him in the most
public, emphatic and vindictive man
ner possible. Give it to him ; his
friends are getting less every day.
THE RADICAL PROGRAMME.--A cor
respondent of the World writes that
the radicals begin to give out that
their plan of operations includes a to
tal separation from the Administra
tion party, in case Mr. :Lincoln is' re
nominated. He is denounced as hav
ing "Tylerized," and his convention
is ridiculed as 'being precisely similar
to that which assembled at Baltimore
and nominated John Tyler for re
election. The radicals will run inde
pendent candidates for Congress in
every district, and radical State tick
ets in every State.
ms.. From the Army of the Poto
mac the latest news is, that General
Grant after an inspection of the ar
my, will return to Washington, and
will probably direct future operations
from that place. Gen. Burnside Ls
busily organizing his expedition at
Annapolis; where nearly all of the
Western reinforcements are going.
Transports are being collected at An
napolis to convey his troops to their
destination. As yet very little is de
veloped clearly about the move upon
Richmond and it will be two weeks
at least before the army moves.
Ds_ It is announced by the admin
istration papers - and admitted by the
administration, that the Internal
Revenue is a failure. The adminis
tration expected to realize about
$100,000,000 from it ; instead of that
it will haidly amount to forty mil
lions. The ',worm Tax, which was
expected to, be one' of the chief items
of the Internal , Revenue, amounts to
but $450,000. But the strangest rev
elation of all is, that the good aboli
tion and "Loyal" states ofNew Hamp
shire, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wis
consin, Minnesota and Kansas do not
pay one cent of Income Tax. Ver
mont and lowa return fifty dollar's
each. Now is there anybody so weak
as not to believe that the states above
named, with their hosts of manufacto
ring, commercial and agricultural in
terests, contain not a single individu
al whose income is over $6OO. Leba
non county, small as it is, and not
prosperous so excessively, has its
farmers and business men from whom
Income Tax has been collected. So
over all Pennsylvania, and this is en
tirely the result of the injustice, in
competency and rascality of Aboli
tion rule. While many of the above
states have not had a single draft,
neither have they furnished thei r
quotas of men, Pennsylvania, is on the
verge of the fourth—thanks to our
"loyal" Abolition Gofernor, Andrew
G. Curtin. The truth of it is the In
come Tax is being shamefully evaded
in the Abolition States, and the Ad
ministration connives at it. In addi
tion,—the interest of the Five Twen
ties and Seven Thirties is to come
from this Tax. How. will the holders
of said bonds feel when they learn
that it is not collected ? and that they
may yet have to whistle fOr their
kir An effort was made in Con
gress the other day to obtain from
the President and Secretary of war, a
list of the persons now languishing
in Am!rican prisons and bastihis, for
political or State reasons. The reso
lution was objected to by the republi
cans, and therefore failed. If a nig
ger had been put off of the ears, there
would have been a terrible row and
investigation. But poor "White
*Trash" has come to be of no stootult.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION,
The Democratic State Convention
met in the National Guards' Hall,
Race street, Philadelphia, on Thurs
day noon, for the purpose of forming
an Electoral Ticket, appointing Dele
gates to the 4th of July Chicago Na
tional Convention, and transacting
such other business as might be-deem
ed necessary for the welfare of the
country and the democratic party.—
The Convention was called to order
by lion. C. J. Biddle, Chairman of
the late State Committee, when
Thomas B. Searight, of-Fayette, was
elected. temporary. Chairman. The
Convention was full—every county
in tbe State being represented. The
_Committee on permanent officers re
ported lion. Wm. 11. WITTE, of Mont
gomery, as President of the Conven
tion, and the usual number of Vice
Presidents and. Secretaries, which
were adopted by acclamation. lion.
C. L. Ward, was elected Chairman of
the State Committee for the • ensuing
year ; Robert L. Johnson, of Cambria
county, and Richard Vaux; of Philo
delyhia., were elected Electors-at-
Large on thet Eleetorial Ticket, and
Gen. George W. Cass, of I ittsburg ;
Hon.- %V in. Bigler, of Clearfield ;
Asa. Packer, of Carbon, and lion. W.
V. McGrath, of Philadelphia, Dele•
gates-at-Large to the Chicago Con.
vention.. Electors, Delegates and
State Committee Members, were then
selected for the various Congressional
Districts. The following are the se
lections for this district, viz :
Elector—Thomas 11. Walker, of
Delegates—Francis %V. Hughes,
Schuylkill ; Dr. G. D. Gloninger, Leb
State Committee—A. Wilhelm, Leb
anon ; F. P; Dewees, Schuylkill ;
James Ellis, Schuylkill.. •
The Committee on Resolutions,
through its Chairman, Hon. J. Glancy
Jones, reported the following which
were adapted by acclamation.
Resolved, That as we have no State candidates
to present to the people, and no issue involved in
the coming election other than there wh ieb affect
the welfare and liberties of our sister States: e
qually with oars, we leave it to our representa
tives in the Chicago Convention to unite with
the representatives of the other sovereignties of
the North in embodying the sentiment of the peo
ple in a declaration of principles , acceptable to
all the Stater, on whom we rely to elect a Presi•
dent, and bring back peace and union to this dis
Resolved, That the Democracy of Pennillra
nia hereby express their preference for the nom
ination of General George R. McClellan, as the
Democratic candidate for the Presidency by the
Chicago Convention, and that the delegates to
said Convention be instructed to vote as a unit
on all questions arising therein, at a majority of
the delegates shall decide.
Resolved That the first neeessary step to re•
store the welfare and prosperity of the American
Republic is to get rid of the present corrupt Ted
end Administration, and the sure tray to ,iICCOM
th is end is a thorough organization of the
time-honored Democratic party, and the preys:
!Quetta Union and harmony among its members.
The business of the convention be
ing completed several stirring ad
dresses were delivered, when, alter
three rousing cheers for Gen. GEORGE
B. Mce.t.zitta iv adjourned.
. tar The administratien, in its ef
forts at centralization and despotism,
among other things promised the peo
ple an "uniform currency." Well,
we have it, viz :—GreenbaCks, Na
tional Baplt Notes, Postage Curren
cy, Fractional Currency, Postage
Stamps, Smith notes, Bonds of every
variety, Gold, Silver, Nickel (mighty
little of the three last named,) and all
the notes of the Old State Banks, to
gether with counterfeit and altered
of every kind above enumerated.—
Their etirreticy tinkering is in keep
ing, with everything else they do—
unwise, inexpedient and despotic:
g The following correspondence
is supposed to bave lately passed be
tween Lincoln and Fremont :
FR,ESIONT TO LINCOLN—II you are nominated
by the June convention-, I will hill your chances
by running as a stump candidate against you.
Lincrt.a ro FiIEXONT—TO get you and your
pretensions out of the.moy, I hereby assign you
to the Department of the
: South, in the hope
that. filling General-Mithhell's place, you may
meet General Mitchell's: fate. New in what re
spect is your plan better than my plan.
The Department of the South dif
fers from the "Mountain" Depart-
Ment in this respect : that while in
the hater Fremont had.nothing but
Woolly horses to take care of, in the
former he will have nothing but a
parcel of niggers.
-.The Philadelphia inquirer, ab
olition, has prOsecuted a "Loyal.
League" Club in Philadelphia, for
passing a resolution charging the In
quirer with disloyalty. The defen
dants have been bound over in $lOOO
each to answer in Court. When
thieves fall out honest men get their
O George D. Prentice, the cele
brated Union leader of Kentucky,
has declared for the nominee of the
Chicago Democratic Convention.
Otr The Union State Central Com
mittee of Kentucky, have called a
State Convention, to meet in Louis
ville on the 23d of May, to nominate
an doctorial ticket and to appoint
delegates to the Chicago Democratic
Convention. That's very "disloyal"'
in the Kentucky Unionists. Old
Abe is no doubt very much disap
pointed with the Unionists of that
state, as he expected them at Balti
more at his convention.
x. It is rumored in military cir
cles at Washington, that the entire
organized militia of the North is to
be called into active service for a peri
od of 6 months, to hold certain strate
getical points during the campaign
against Richmond, which is about to
Or The Hon. Owen Lovejoy,
member of Congress from Illinois,
died in Brooklyn, on Friday night, af
ter a sickness of some weeks.
war The Abolitionists are very
fond of the soldiers about election
times, but not equally so during the
rest of the year. Every effort on the
part of the Democrats, in Congress
• or out of it, to have the soldiers paid
in gold or its equivalent is neutral
ized by the abolitionists.
CO - It is again announced that the
Militia of Pennsylvania of 1862 are
going to be paid.. This announcement
has so often been made that we may
well look upon it now as a mere hum
It is belieVed by many that
the quota of PennsylVania under the
recent call for 200,000 would be near
ly if not quite full, if the proper cred-
RS were giVen, but unfortunately- we
have no eleetion like Connectieut On
hand, and so will be compelled
to draft no doubt for our full quota if
not furnished by volunteers.
(*-- A bill allowing all negroes
who:have resided one year in Wash
ington, provided they pay one dollar
school tax to vote, has passed the U.
S. Senate, and been referred in the
Horse. TLis measure, if consummated
willinalt l 6lo,ooo negro voters :in the
Or If things go on as they are now
going ; the niggers will soon get so
vain and proud that they will scorn
too marry Abolitionists,—Prentice.
Mr. Lincoln, Mr.. Chlie and
Gen McClellan, were nominated for
the next Presidency at one 'of our
hospitals a few days since, and the
votes of the inmate's taken. Of three
hundred votes polled - two hundred
and fifty-three were for Gen. McClel
The- following item appeared
in- the . Philadelphia Ledger of last
Troops Passing through the - City—
Arbitrary Conduct of a Colonel. 7 -Th°
56th Regiment of Massachusetts Vol
unteerstpaSsed through this city, on
Monday night, stopping here long
enough to be entertained at the Re
freshment Saloon. During the stay
of the regiment, some of the men, it
,became intoxicated, at a
tavern, on the southwest , corner of
Washington avenue and '0 tiego
streets, and the Colonel ordered a file
of his men to throw the liquor in the
street, which 'was done. Several
demijohns were thrown- Out and bro
ken, and liquor was poured out of o
ther vessels. Not content' with this
illegal act, : the . Colonel ordered the
arrest of flit tavern keeper and at
tendant, and ,bOth were ironed and
taken off with the regiment.
Thus the civil law is Made subSer
vient to the military-. In Philadel
phia, with its hundreds of police °Pi
.Cers, and the civil law presumed to
be in full force, a citizen is dragged
from his home in irons at the whim
of a New England COlOnel, and a "lo
cal" item is all that is further heard
of the matter. Independence Hall
ought to have a shroud hung over it.
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR BY VARIOUS
The Cbaldeans' mid the Egyptians'
years were dated from the autumnal
equinox. Tee ecclesiastical years of
the Jews began in the spring; but in
civil affairs they retain the epoch of
the Egyptian year. The ancient
Chinese reckoned from the new moon
nearest the middle of Aquarius. The
year of Romulus commenced in March
and that of - Numa in. January. The
Turks and, Arabs date the year from
the 16th of July. Dremsehid, or
Gremschid, king of Persia, observed
on the day of his public entry into
Persepolis that the sun entered into
Aries ; and in commemoration of this
fortunate event be ordered the begin
ning of the year to be removed from
the autumnal-to the vernal equinox.
The Brachnian begin their year with
the new moon in April. The Mexi
cans in February, when the leaves
begin to grow green. Their years
consist of eighteen months, having
twenty clays in each ; the last five
days are spent in mirth, and no busi
ness is suffered to be done, nor either
any service in the temples. The
Abyssinians have five idle days at the
end of the year, which commences on
the 26th of Angust.
The American. Indians reckon from
the first :appearance of the new
moon at the vernal equinox. The
Mahommedans begin their year as
the sun en firs Aries. The Von etianB,
Florentines and Pisans in Italy, .be
gan the year at the vernal equinox.
The French year, during the reign of
the Merovingian race, began with the
day on which the troops were review
ed, which was the first day of March.
Under the earlovingians it begins on
Christmas day, and at a late date on
Easter day. The ecclesiastical year
begins on the first. Sunday in -Advent.
Charles IX, appointed, in 1564, that
for the future the civil year should
commence on the first of January.—
The Julian - calendar, which was so
l a d l ed
o J f t u s msar, and is the
year, was reform
ed by Pope Gregory in 1652, which
plan was suggested by Lewis Lilio, a
Calabrian astronomer. The Dutch
and the Protestants in Germany in
troduced the new style in 1700. The
ancient clergy reckoned from the 25th
of March ; this method was ob
served in Britain until the introduc
tion of the new style; A. D. 1652 ; af
ter which our yeareommenCed on the
first of Jannaay.
ne,.. A cupous trick of rifle shoot
ingf was per ormed at Paris the other
dap. APm ss gentleman backed him
self to take Aim with his carbine, then
support it iith his right arm,
with his left hand pit his hat over
the muzzle, pad hit the centre or the
target. Phn he 'did three times, and
"landed" his money
. , .
laL. A London surgeon put a dog
to sleep with chloroform, and, taking
out a piece of his skull, has inserted
a watch crystal, through which lie
can seethe changes in the brain pro
duced by sleep.
I ir Mrs. Catharine Savage, for
merly of Coventry township,Chester
county, died on the 20th of February,
in Pheenixvillc. She was born Janu
ary Ist, 1767, and was therefore 97
years, 1 month and 19 days old. She
raised 11 children, 8 of whom, we be
lieve are still living, the eldest 77 and
the youngest 49 years. She also
leaves 56 grand-children and 54 great
gran cl-children During her younger
days she more than once saw Gen.
Washington, and had a distinct recol
lection of him.
K - We notice by the Xentucky
Tribune that McClellan Clubs are
forminc , all over the State. They
are conducted with the utmost ener
gy. and enthusiasm.
low THE MONEY GOES.—The Boa
ton Courier says under this head :
We have frequently seen, a state•
ment of the great weight of leadre
quired'to be fired in battle for the
killing or wounding of a single man.
But does anybody ever reflect that to
free the negroes emancipated by this
war, we have expended more than
double the weight of every individual
estimated in hard silver money ?
Such is the actual fact. The cost of
the war up to the present time would
amount to Over sixty thousand tons
of sterling silver; 'Average the weight
of negroes, big and little, at 70 pounds,
and double it in silver as the cost of
each darkey's "freedom," and we find
that our war expenses would pay at
that rate for 060,000 "citizens of Af•
rican descent." That's the way the
ACCIDENT.—On Sunday last a num
ber of young men and boys were
spending the day at the farm house
of Benj. Root, in West Hempfield tp.,
Lancaster county. Some of the par
ty amused themselves by running a
horse power threshing machine, and,
whilat it was going at a high rate of
speed, one of boys. jumped on one
of the arms of the horse-power which
pressed it down until it caught at a
screw, which suddenly checked the
machine and caused an explosion of
the Wheel. The pieces flew in every
direction. One piece weighing about
fifteen pounds was carried forty yards
over a corn barn. Another struck a
son.of Mr. Root on the side of the
head, causing death in a few hours.—
The young man was standing oppo
site the wheel which drives the tna•
chine, with the intention,
it •is sup
posed, of stopping it. The escape of
the rest of the party was miraculous.
Benj. Root, the unfortunate young
man, was twenty- years of age, and
highly esteemed by all who knew
TIRE FIRST NEW9PAPER.—The first
newspaper published bears the date
Of Nuremberg, 1457 ; the — first Eng
lish one was in 1622 ; and the first
French in 1631. A - yery, ancient
sheet was offered for sale in the Li
bri collection, and of which duplicate
exists in the British Museum. It is
entitled "Nene Zeitung ens Hispahan
and Italien," (News !ram Spain and
Italy,) and hears the date of Februa
ry, 1534. The catalogue, gave the
following description of it: "An ex
ceedingly rare journal, which appears
to have been printed at Nuremberg.
It contains the first announcement of
the discovery of Peru, and has re
mained unknown to all bibliograph
ers that we have been able to consult.
In this printed sheet it is said that
the government of Panumyra (Pana
ma,) in the Indies,. wrote to his maj
esty (Charlss V.) that• a vessel had
arrived from Peru, with a letter from
the regent, Franeilco Piseara, (Piza
ro,) announcing that he bad taken
possession of the country ; that, with
about two hundred Spaniards, infan
try and . cavalry, he had repaired to
the possessions of a great signor,
named Cassiko, (who refused peace,)
and attacked him and . the Spaniards
were the victors, and that he had seiz
ed upon five thousand Castillaues
(gold pieces) and twenty thousand
silver marks, and, lastly, that be ob
tained two millions of gold pieces
from the •said Cassiko:"
TWENTY-FIVE MILES OF DEAD MULES
—The Chattanooga Gazette statee,
that between the point of Lookout
Mountain and Bridgeport, down the
Valley of the Tennessee, lie twenty•
five miles of dead mules, in one con
tinuous string—the head of the - first
carcass lying on the "quarter deck"
of the one beyond him, and so on,
throughout the entire distance—The
Gazette -says: Just imagine a convul.
Sion of nature of sufficient magnitude
to burry these remains as they now
lie, and pliancy the phelinx of a fu•
turo Agissiz who in his geological re
searches strikes either of the termini,
and attempts to exhume the entire
THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.—The
testimony of General hancock before
the Committee on the Conductof the
War, in relation to the battle of Get
tysburg, detracts somewhat from the
glory which has been claimed by Gen
eral Sickles and General Meade. It
is to the effect that on the morning
of the let of July General Meade di
rected General Hancock to proceed
to the front and assume command of
the First, Third, and Eleventh corps.
"Upon arriving at Gettysburg he found
that the First and Eleventh had been
driven back and were in considerable
confusion. He relieved General
Howard and proceeded to form a line
on which an engagement might be
fought—this being in accordance
with General Mead's instructions.
He was engaged in forming the line,
when the. Third corps came up, and
position was assigned it. He then
reported by an aid to General Meade,
and the remaining divisions of the
army were ordered np. The line
thus selected was the one on which
the three days' battles were fought
and General Hancock commanded
the left center on the third, when
Longatreet was repulsed from. his
desperate charge upon our lines.
General Meade bad nothing to do
with the selection of the line of bat•
tle, and trusted entirely to General
ilancoek's judgement as to its value
in a military point of view;
Expulsion of Gen. Santa Anna from
Mexico.—lt was but recently that we
noticed the return of Gen, Santa An
na to Mexico and his adhesion to the
new Government. It appears he was
at the solicitation of Marshal F'orey
and other= chief personages of the
monarchical movement, and on their
assurances he left St. Thomas, where
he had lived eight years in exile, to
resume his residence in Mexico. He
reached Vera Cruz with his family on
the 27th of February, where he sign
ed a pledge recognizing the Regency
and promising to do nothing by
speech or writing that could lead to
the supposition that be returned as
any other than a private citizen.
Meantime he had prepared a manifes
to - expressive of his sentiments,
which coming into the possession of
his friends, was published in Orizaba,
and a copy sent by General Aimonte
to General Bazaine, commanding at
Vera Cruz, whereupon the latter on
the 7th March, peremptorily ordered
Gen. Santa Anna out of the country,
on the allegation that he had broken
his pledge, Gen. Santa Anna protest
ed againstthe proCeeding, but it was
of no avail, and at last accounts he
was at Havana on his way back to
AN ARAB IN A Fix.—Burton the
African traveler, tells a story of a fat
but unfortunate Arab, who, passing
with a caravan through the land of
the Moon, was stopped by one of the
petty despots of that region. The
Arab was enormously fat, be was in
shape nearly as broad as long—like
a bale of Mobile cotton. Now there
is a tradition among the Uniamwezi
that their chief divinity resides in
the hotly of a fat man, The luckless
Arab no sooner appeared at Court
than he was hailed as a god : the
best food and drink were set aside
for him, and a temple was built of
mud, in which he. received his wor
shippers. This lasted for some time;
and Abdallah thought it not such a
bad birth to be a god for these bar
barians, until one day, in the midst
of a. terrible drouth, the king came
and humbly implored the Divinity
for rain; "But I cannot make it
rain," replied the Arab; "but you
must make it rain," says the king ;
"but it is impossible," says the Arab;
"Then, by Jove, we will eat you for
dinner," says the king—and alf the
congregation whetted their teeth,
and cried amen. Burton adds that,
but for an opportune rain storm, the
poor idol would certainly have been
killed and boiled,
NARROW ESCAPE OF GENERAL SIGEL.
—A few days ago General Sigel, cow.
mending the department of West
Virginia, made a flying trip to Mar
tinsburg, for the the purpose of mak
ing personal observations in regard
to the condition of things therea
bouts, In company with a portion
of his-staff he rode oat a considera
ble distance in the country, and
passed outside of his picket lines.—
While thus outside of the line a force
of two hundred rebels passed along
between the General and his pickets.
Of course the rebs were not aware of
the General's situation, or he would
most assuredly have been captured
or killed. They seemed to be in a
great hurry and moved along rapid- :
ly, seeming more anxious to escape
themselves than to capture others.
FOUR MORE NEW STATES.--Con
gress has passed enabling acts per
mitting the Territories of Nevada,
Colorado and Nebraska to enter the
Union. East Tennessee will come
next—perhaps before. This will
make four new States prepared to en
ter the field for the next grand Presi
dential four miles race, and the rebel
lion not yet subdued. Trot out your
Or Letters from Europe report
that. all kinds of titles of nobility are
to be conferred by Maximilian on
the secessionists who, in large num
bers, attend him from Paris to Mexi•
co. Ex-Senator Gwin is to be
ngt_ The tomb of Voltaire was re
cently examined and found to be
empty, and no one knows where lie
the remains of the Prophet of the
Geo. L. Ads,
DESIROUS OF EXTENDING HIS
BOOT $c SHOE
33 TT Eh 1%,T 3B SS 191
has determined to carry out the motto,
"QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS."
lie has just received large Stock y °Moots, Shoes,
Trunks and Carpet Bags. va_ Particular attention
paid to Customer's Work.
Lebanon, March 23,1864.
OFFICE NortA Lebanon Ravi Road Company,l
Lebanon, Pa., February 29, 1863. ir
Notice is hereby given that this Company is prepar
ed to redeem all of its mita landing Bonds, which will
fall due on the first day of April, 1865, between this
date and the let day of April next, an d that on al/
them bonds, presented at this office for redemption.
interest will be allowed up to thesald let of April,
1861, at thereto often (10)per cent per annum. inetend
of seven (7) per cent, as specified on the face of raid
Bonds. By order of the Board of Directors.
Leb.,Alarch 2, '63. JACOB IKEIBLE, Treasurer.
Philip F. 111 1 canly
FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MANBR
IV Cumberland Street, one' door East of.
N...Afthe Black here. hotel. Thankful for the
very liberal patronage extended to me for theahort time
I have been in baeinese, I would respectfully solicit a
continuance of the patronage of the public.
e has at all times an assortment of. BOOTS and
SHOES of his own manufacture on hand, which will be
disposed of on reasonable terms.
FINE BOOTS, LADIES' GAITERS,
Those desiring a neat, well made article, are invite
to givesne s trial. Children' Shoes of everyMiriety
and color on hand. Ileavy work made to order.
sir All work warranted. Repairing 'wally done and
charges made moderate.
lloward A ssOcin lion,
• PHILADELPHIA, PA.
DISEASEB of the Nervous, Seminal, Urinary and
Sexual Systeme.—new and reliable treatment—in
reports orthe HOWARD A SSOCIATION—Sentby mad
in sealed letter envelopes; free of charge. A Mires',
Dr J. MULLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Aimee
No. 2 South Ninth Street, Philadelphia; Pa..
Msrch 9, . . .'• - • •
The Largest -Stock :
The Best Assortment :
The Cheapest Goods :
GOODYEAR & DIFFENBACH'S
Cheap Cash and Produce Store,
Berber's flock, Lebanon, Pa.
E have just received another addition to our al.
ready large Stock of Dry Goods. Groceries,
Queens;tare, I O.
Full line of Blalibet Sheltie,
do do do Broths tiff
da do do Scoteh Plaids (id
do do do Thibet Binutrtidg de
do dd do floccdtd do
Full Aso of French Merino alt Coord
do do do Coberge do do
do do do„Alpucen
do do do Dalatos Sett Styles
do do do Brocha Velours do
do -do Poplins ' do
d do do Tidencia.'s do
do do do Wool Detains do
do - do do Wool Repps de .
do do do Plaids do -
do do do• Fig. Cashmeres..
Magnificent line of Fancy Silks,
do do do rigr'd & Plain Black Silks. .
Balmoral Skirts for 52 75 and upwards,
Full line of Skeletons. at a II prices,
do do 'do Quaker's Skirts, ,
Drab. Water Proof, Black and Beaver Cloth Boni
$1 75 to $5 50 per yard.
Wool and Cotton Flannels, at all prices:.
Sbiriiug,dannels do do. do
Blankets do do de'
Mens' Wear. -
Cloths, Cassimeres, Satinetts and Festinge.-
Gents' Shawls, very Cheap. .
Our Mourning department is complete; conaisfing
of Single and Double loath Delains.
Singleand Double width Cashmeres,
• do do do illpeces',
Merino. Bombazines, all Wool Bemis,
Valencia, Silk, Stripe Plaids, Delaines. Calico, de.
flosiery,Gloves, Veils, Collars.
English and French Crape, do.
Gall, and look through Our Stock and get the prices,
as it is no trouble to show goods. Our- motto is
"Small profits, quick Sales." and good valise.
GOODYEAR & DIFFENBACIrS
- New York Cheap Cash Store.
EXCITING. N E WS
ALlt: the, SEVINCOML3O of
New Goods 'New Goods!
GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO CASH BUYERS.
French liferino, all colored
ENGLISH MERINO, all colored.
All Wool Deloins, all colored.
P.O.F'LIN MUSLIN DELLAINS, k
Black Froncb Cloth.
BEPLVER Over Coating.
CLOTH for LADIES, CLOAKS,
from *2,00 to $4,00.
Fancy and Blank Cass.
Satinettes, sold from 50 ets. to $l. 00.-
Bed Cheek and Ticking.
Bleached end Unbleached
Shirting, Flannel, Shirting, Flannel-
Caicoes and Ginghams.
Woolen and Cocton*Hoseiries.
Ladies' and Gents' Gloves.
Hoop Skirts! Hoop Skirts!!
Umbrellas ! Umbrellas!!
Linen and Paper Collars.
A full line of
Ladies and Misses Shawls.
Woolen Hoods ! Woolen !foods !I
General assortment of ; •-;
• Dry Goods,- .
L. K. LAUDERMILCH.
O All kinds of Country produce'
taken in exchange for Goods.
TUR undersigned has Moved his office to Ge o rges
Corner, (entrance on Walnut St., opposite the
Court Honse,) where he continues to Fibre his 'Whole
attention to Surveying. and 'Shrive:fling. -Is always
in his office on Saturdays, and at all other Unites un
less when tailed away business..; Basing lately
been appointed "tabtiltary ifellavallthorftr to
take. acknowledgments the same as Justices of the
Particular attention given to •Writing Willa and
mak iug Fut distributions.
Lebanon, !klatch 23,1136 L-402.
Cowry Cosnammouras` Orrice.
„Lebanon, March 2,1864.
16:TOTICE is hereby given, that Comm
1.111 Lebanon County will bear Appeals by all playas
rated for State and County Tat, for the year ISW . for
the several Townships • and Boroughs of mid county,
at the COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE, in the / 1 0 1 000 of
Lebanon, on the following.days„ between the hours of
10 o'clock, A. 51.. and 3 , o'clocir;l. M. All persons in
terested are hereby notified to .appear at the time and
BETHEL, • MONDAY, Array, II
SWATARA,. do do .
UNION, • . do do .
COLD SPRING, do
EAST HANOVER, TUESDAY, APRIL 12
LONDONDERRY. `" • do
NORTH ANNVILLE,' . do do
SOUTH ANNVILLE, do . do
SOUTH LEBANON, WEDNESDAT, . APRIL 13
51ILLCREEK, do .; do
JACKSON, de do
HEIDELBERO, do 'de
CORNWALL. THURSDAY, 'APRIL 14
N. LER. BOROUGH, do • . do
N. LEO. TOWNSHIP, do do
LER. BORO. EAST WARD, FRIDAY, •APRIL 15
LEE. BORO. WEST WARD, do do
aGy- The Appeal on Militia Fines attended - to - on
same days. All persons enrolled net milleet to tines
can attend if they deem proper;
THOMAS LESIIER, }Crostenius
PETER FORNEY, of
JACOB BRUR CHB R. Lebanon county
Attest-. OTRII3 Snina.
A WORD ABOUT
AFTER A THOROOOH TRI A L 'OE . MORE
TITAN TEN YEARS, the time-piecesmanufee
t tired by the American Watch Co., of Waltham, Masa.,
have gained a firm bold upon the tarot of. the public,
and now, no less than 75,000 of them are speaking for
themselves in the pocketttof the people: ;Flom a very
Insignificant beginning the business bas increased un
til we are justified in ateting - tthatlVE MAKE MORE
TITAN ONE HALF of all ,the valcblis.fold,in the Uni
ted State!. Repeated enlargement of our tautery build-
Inge, and thalabfir of ..50fVoperettrificsfill4p4 us un
equal' to supply the constantly increasing demand.—
And we may here observe that notwithstanding the
high pr ice of labor and materials; we actualisation!
products at less prices than those current , !Irk ...teem
e refer to these facts only for purposestifprOper-.
ly introducing another subject relative to'our Mann-_
facture of watches. Hitherto our chief objecithes been,
to make aeon watches for the million at the lowest pos
sible price—something to take the place of the make-.
believe watches called "Aneres,"."Lepinee," "Eng
lish Patent Levers," Ac.„ annually, throwk.npon this
market, in countless numbers, by. European: work
shops—watches which are the refuse' of their facto
ries, unutterable at home and perfectly worthless ev
This object we bare eccomplished, and now we pare
to announce, that we havu commence* the 'lnangArt'
tare of watches of the very
HIGHEST °RAHN KNOWN TO OHRO- , '
' NOMETRY' - -
unequalled by anything- hitherto :.stiadii by, ourselves
and unsurpassed by anything made in the world. For
this purpose wabareltlivanipleet facilities..-:-We hare
erected An addition:lth, inifignain Nuildiags expess l y
for this branch of bnainfies.aird'hifeirfilled -it with
the beet workmen tn in our service. Profiting by our
long einer ienee, ye have reeriodelled - the form of our
watches ' , lcSlcdriskuilmcklinprovenients as bare been
Suggested and proved tcpbe'igood Trani time to time,
and have instituted hew and seVerti; tests of isochro
ram, adjustment end icomminirattort.- T New machines
and appliances have been construct*, Whick perform
their Work with consummate delicaey and exactitude,
and the choicest and most approved Materials only are
used. Nothing in fact is: wanting eitlier ; iri niechani
es l principles, material of Workmitrudiii Menkure Per'
fection in the result.
We ennttune, to manufacture our ether Well-known
qualiticeuuder the folloivinitnarnee.:'
`$A-P.PLETON, TRACT *CO."
• And the “geldier'l Watch
"M431 - .ELGEAtY."
The letter, the lowest pelted watch we make, is e .
substantial, reliable timepiece, cased in sterling direr
—hunting pattern, and is ndt liable to get out of order
either in marching riding or- ' lighting.' All the shore
desertima watches, inelud Jug the nem; which is nate
ett . 917iitRICAN WATCH Co XPAINT," ure sold by wild ,
„dealers general ly.-throng bout country.
*faits for the .11:ni erl zi cid* CompsY,
•• - • • • - /62. NROADWAT, N. Y.
Neer'?" 1003,— , inside cow 4m.
ISAAC 1101 m