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art, the tiny'personiti The" 'andienen'
who .seemed to comprehend the deed beliad committed, climbed from his
seat near the orchestra to the stage,
and followed close behind. The as-
BaSSin was too fleetunkttoo desperate.
Meeting Mr. IVithers, the leader of
'the nteheetru,lust behind the scenes,
'be struok . bim aside with a blow that
ofortunately was not a wound over-
Itfriing Kiss Jenny Gourlay, an ac
tress,. who came next in his path, he
!gained, without further hindrance,
the backdoor previously loft open at
the rear of .the. theatre ;„ rushed
through it ; .leaped upon the horse
held by Mr. Spangler, and without
vouchsafing that person a word of in
formation; rode out through the al
ley leading into F street, and 'thence
rapidly away. His horse's hoofs
might almost have been heard amid
the silenco that for a • few seconds
dwelt in the interior of the theatre.
THE BEENE IN THE THEATRE
Then Mrs. Lincoln screamed, Miss
Harris cried for water, and the full
ghastly truth broke upon all —"The
President is murdered 1" The scene
that ensued was as tumultuous and
terrible as one of Dante's pictures of
hell. Some women fainted, others
uttered piercing shrieks, and cries
for vengeance and unmeaning shouts
.for help burst from the mouths of
men. Hiss Laura Keene, the actress,
_proved herself In this awful time as
equal to sustain a part in real trage
dy as to interpret that of the stage.
Pausing9ne moment before the foot.
lights to entreat the audience to be
calm, she ascended the stairs in the
rear of Hr. Lincoln's box, entered it,
took the dying President's bead in
,her lap, bathed it with the water
she had brought, and endeavored to
force some of the liquid through the
insensible lips. The locality of the
'wound was at first supposed to be in
4the 'breast. It was not until after
'the meek and shoulders had been bar
ed and •no mark discovered, that the
'dress elf Miss Keene, stained with
'blood, revealed where the ball had
'TUE INSENSIBLE .PRESIDENT CARRIED
As soon as the , confusion and crowd
were partially overcome, the form of
the President was-oonveyed from the
-theatre to the residence of Mr. Peter
-son, on the opposite -side of Tenth
street. Here upon a bed, in •a little
lastily prepared chamber, it was
--laid and attended by Surgeon Gen
--oral Barnes and other physicians,
.who were speedily summoned.
THE EXCITEMENT IN THE OAP/TAIL.
In the Meanwhile the news spread
•through the capital as if borne on
4ongues of flame. Senator Sumner,
'bearing of the affair at bis residence,
took a carriage and drove at a gallop
4'to the White House, where he heard
'where it had taken place, to find
Robert Lincoln and other members
of the household still unaware of it.
-Both drove to Ford's Theatre and
'were soon at the President's bedilide.
'Secretary Stanton and the other
, members of ~the Cabinet were at
'hand almost as soon. Avast crowd,
surging up Pennsylvania avenue to
ward Willard's Hotel, ()tied, “The
coin is murdered." Another crowd
sweeping,down the avenue met the
first with the tidings, "Secretary
Seward has been assassinated in bed"
instantly a wild-apprehension of an
organized conspiracy and of other
murders took possession of the peo
ple. The shout "To arms !" was
mingled with the expressions of sor
row and rage that everywhere filled
the air. "Where is General Grant ?"
or "Where is Secretary Stanton ?"
"Where are the rest of the Cabinet?"
broke from thousands of lips. A con
flagration of fire is not half so terri.
ble as - was the conflagration of pas
sion that rolled through the streets
and houses of Washington on that
J. WILKES BOOTH.
Thursday week the assassin was in:
Boston, and was moody and - raisan.
thrope. .I.le made over all his prcip,
arty to his mother some - two-Week's
sinew, and announced his intention of
joining the Uonfederate causes .1n;
deed, those who know-him beet feel ,
confident ghat he has committed-sui-:
aide. One of the most frequent quo
ltatione of J. Wilkes Booth in con
,versation was the following from kiis
favorite play of Richard Ili : "The
daring youth that fired the hphesian
dome outlives in fame the pious fool
that reared it."
WiirLAFAYETTE S. FOSTER, United
States Senator from Coniecticut, bay
ing _been elected President pro tem.
otthe Senate on March 7th, is now
'the acting. Vice President. The Con
stitution., article 2, section 6, provides
as follows :
•In ease of the removal of the President from
office, or of his death', resignation or inability to ,
discharge the powers and duties of tbe maid office,
, the same shall devolve upon the Vice President;
and the Congress may by law, prov ide for the
.case of the removal, death, resignation or inabili
ty, both of the President and Vise President, de
,elaring what othcer shall then act as President;
and swish officer shall act aecordingly, until the
disability be removed, or a President s h all be
In. pursuanCe of this.constitutional
provision, the act
. of Congress of
March I..st, 1792, section 9, declared
that in case of a vacancy in the office
both of President and Vice President,
the President of the Senate, pro tem
pore, and in case there should be no
President of 'the Oust°, then the
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives, for the time being, should act
.I!,s President until the vacancy was
4upplied, which must be by an elec
tion to be iield on the. first Wednes
day a the ensuing December.
Govereor Vance, of Worth
Carolina, was captured by our caval
ry between Hillsborough and Raleigh
on the 13th inst." He, bad been sent
by Johnston to Sherman to . surren
der the State of .North Carolina, but
tome how lost his way,Und' was cap
tured before he had time to accom
plish his mission.. Instead of a plen
ipotentiary Ihe is now a
WREN DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES CEASE TO LEAD, WE CEASE
WM. IL BRESLIN, Editor and Proprietor
WEDNESDAY, APRIL; 26, 1 . 865. -
SOW Every true loyal heart rejoices
at bhe - - feerinof-tinity; , _Whichz now
7 • „
~irovttils throughout the entire com
munity. The Untimely and lamented
death* of Out lat&President has bush
ed the voice of dissension - and strife,
and by the overruling of a :kind
Providence has been like Oil"'penred
upon the troubled waters. Men a
all political creeds have sincerely
mourned his sad fate, and have turn
ed to his successor with assurances of
confidence and support. The nation
at this time, especially asserts practi
cally her high chains to he ranked
prominently as the Christian nation
of the world. The whole earth will
look on with Admiration, and be
forced to acknOwledge the power of
christian principle. The spirit Which
nosy prevails, ifproperly fostered will
do more to commend the christian re•
ligiOn, as the only • foundation and
cement of society- to the favorable
consideration of our race, than all the
missionary efforts We have hitherto
made to evangelize the world.. 0 light
not this state of things commend it-
Self to every genuine patriot and
lover of his country ? Does it not
find a responsive chord in every
christian heart? Are we hot- heart
sick at the horrible scenes Of rapine,
carnage and whole Sale slaughter
which have stamped the last four
years as the bloody Era of • our na
tion's history ? Do we not rejoice
at the prospect of speedy peace, and
returning union and • prosperity,
-Which . now excites our hopes, and
giVes new life to our energies and ar
dor to our prayers ? Can there be a
soul so dead to•the higher feelings of
humanity, as to endeavor to arrest
the blessed tide which noiVflews over
die land ? 'None but a 'disunionist—
a reap secessioniat,.a black hearted
traitor would do it ! One who would
drive the ploughShare of ruin through
his . native , nd, - his sordid-interests
might dictate that - hisnarrow
hearted prejudiceB; might'' be . grati
fied with that which Wou ld gladden
the soul of a fiend, and hell with
shouts of joy. Any partizan ineintia
tions, or false accusations, or Asscr
ltions Avtnich will be as fire brands in
a community at such ti time r as
Are'eertainty an evidenee'ef
ty n d 'treason, and are a-Wicked re
• flys Af a,»
•the &an whohas receiveda na
tion's tears.. The community should
froWn uponAn editor who, can possi
bly stoop so low as to be' guilty of
such a hellish act.- • Fortunately for
the country such men are - feW—the
gall of ill concealed disappointment
ekes out but from a very small num
ber, and is so insignificant that it
tracts no 'more attention or consider
ation; than the attempt of in insane
Man to turn the ocean with a feather.
The time has Aome to fasten the
guilt 'upon the true culprit. The
voicAef thApeOple Will:render the
verdiat fearfully and justly._ ; ' We're
/peat thtt the man who would
thApresent statiyof harnionited feel
ingrand 'Esetien,' . either byhis 'precept
or - example is the true secesSionist--,
the 'execrable` traitor, and deserves
the bin of the entireeom munity. *
- kr Gold ranged.ftiom 147 to 150
last weak; •
per' .Qur.forees oeoupied Mobile on
the I.2th: , inst..,and.`at 2.20 P. 'llt.,:the
stars' and' stripes' were planted on
Big Ohureh Steeple in that city.
Our soldiers had previous raptured
the forts deftlnding the eityytegether
with about 3,000 prisoners, near fif
ty guns and mortars, a large quantity
of ammunition, and other material.
. Stir Gen. Sherman has enteredinto
an armistice with the rebel Gen.,
Johnson, the particulars of which are'
given below. This action of Gen.
.Sherman is said . to be diSapprOved
of by Secretary Stanton, Gen: Grant
and the Cabinet. The reasons of the
disapproval arc also, given, as also
Gen. Sherman's order suspending hos
Gen. Grant is said to ire en the way
to take command of Sherman's army;
to push forward the war, and grant
no terms except, an unconditional
command has surrendered,
but MoSby himself escaped.
Jeff Davis is said to be making his
way to Texas, where he will endeav
or to rally an army around himself
and make another stand.
. It is said that the Government has
information that Booth's horse, on
the night of the murder fell and broke
one of Booth's legs. Ho is now sup
posed to be lying concealed and
Mrs. _Lincoln has not sufficiently
recovered to remove froin the White
House. She is undecided whether to
remove to llliriois or nof.
ier The National Intelligencer is of
the opinion that President Johnson's
policy will be . in accordance with Mr.
-Lincoln's main theory.
SitiN - Curtin has added an ad
ditional $lO,OOO to the Already large,
reward offered for the apprehension
©f the assassin Booth.
Adviees from Newhern state that
a large number of the members of the
North .Carolina Legislature arrived
there on, the 19th inst., for the par
pose of .negotiating with "prbneral
, Shornian, with a view to restoring
the Union, •
that State to
r' ittg4; - "Theilrebantin 'Cowie; iriltB is
sue of last Thursday, caps the climax
of vindictiveness. It hatibeeristriV 7 7 ,
ing for four Years past / to inaugurate
hatred and. bitterness,lf not violence
and...mob lawi:in our inidSt, It is not
satisfied Wall'ille,eaready tinier tunate.
condition of our country, but would
also plunge the north into the same
vortex: We do-not envy the head
and heart of the editor, of that paper,
who is thus striving to set neighbor
- Against weigh ber;ltiariff
friend, to imbue each otheit ;bands in
blood, and =ire say, if, understandingly,
that if his intention is not . thus, the
spirit of his malicious _editorials - . are
calculated to produce such a , result,.
just as the New: York Tribune-insti
gated 3'61111 . 131.0mi to his treason.®
And all, because we.differ from
him in politics. When
country: was plunged in:. mourning
inst:week i ;blidattse of the' assasSin
tionor 'Pr " si,dent Lincoln '; when
Deniocrats, as Well as others, donoune-_
ed the act and were heart-sorebe7
cause of it, this unprincipled vilifier
had the bitterness to indite and ;pub-
lish the following :.
"The Copperhead editors' ,after lour
years of industrious work at,instigafing
the assassination of President Lincoln,
now pretend to be Appalled at the re-:
sultot their teachings. Such persons
will please spare Mr. Lincoln's friends
the -insult of their hypocritical sym
pathies." " • .
His followers' know, very- well
whom ho meant when he- made :the
above astounding charge. The
cowardly way he has of talking -of
".'Copperheads," and then, , hyipeeriti
cally pretending that he does not
mean Democrats, - is as thendacious,as
his foul charges ai e. ; When he talks
of "Copperheads" he means all Pem
ocratswho do not vote with him.,
We had a right to differ from the
policy of the administration of Presi
dent Lincoln, andikvhen he says that
we instigated. his murder thereby,
T. T. -Worth lies--foully lies. We
speak plainly, and as we fed; for' lie
has carried . his blood-thirstiness be
yond bearing ;'and we say now that
if any evil consequences result in this
section to persons or property :from
political hatred, it will be the 'result
of his teachings; and to him &things
the responsibility. In the present
excited state. of .feeling there is no
telling what outrages -.his dupes may
commit. We see' outrages all over
the country, have seen 'them 'Wore,
here and, elsewhere, but nos here
have . we seen. suck. devilish charges
and incitements put forth as are
thrown outrto the 'populace' by this
We saw many republicanj)apcis
,c• a . •
but a single exception exclusive of
Worth's, have laid aside their politil
cal animosity and hatred,u,iid re-0;V
-ed .the condolences of sympathy, : so
heartily:expressed by- the Democracy,
in a spirit of kindness. In fact, it
seemed as though party was entirely
forgotten in the grief exhibited by
all on account of,the national calami
ty, and ;that good feeling and charita
ble forbearance would once again be
inaugurated. Here, however; the re•
Verse is'desired by this Man, and we
are told in addition "not to .offend the
loyal people with hypocritical sym
pathies.". - Does he suppose that `be
cause helms no heart that other peo
ple are constituted the same. add
But not satisfied wit]) making•the
chajge once; he distributes the same
idea againkt, his neighbors over his
paper, so that it should: not, ''escape
the notice of any one. • .I'n his locals,
having particular reference to the
.people of this place, ho says
"Even those who had been pursaJ
ing Mr. Lincoln with unprecedented
viddietiveness seemed apPalled at the
great Crime theihad instigated."
-Who pursued him with anything
like the rancor that Worth has c.x
hibited towards leading Democrats,
or where is there anything that can
exceed the "vindictiveness" of
edly charging those opposed
his nitiudei. He is not also such a
.he can possibly— suppose
that his insinuations are not imder
stood-by the Democracy of this coun
ty, arid that he means "nobody"
when he talks thus.
He means the Dernocraey when he
talks of "Copperheads;" and when he
charges, in a local item, speaking of
the reception 'of the news . of the mur
der in this place, of those who "insti
gated . it,' everybody again knows .
W 13031 he means.
The Democracy of Lebanon county
sincerely regret the death of Air.
Lincoln, and participated cheerfully
in the ceremonies of respect. They
denounced the murder as heartily as
any one of his friends eould, and are
as anxious for the detection and pun
ishment of the assassins as - any one.
Because they :were 'politicallY oppes
ed., to the President that is: no reason.
that they should '!instigate" his mar.
der,--not even that they should wish
him dead, and it is a slanderous brain
and callous heart that thus Charges:
We advoCate, through the ADVERTI
SER, the principles which we, as well
as hundreds of thousands of others;;
beliire to bO for the . bpst•
tho obiiiiity; . and if Mr. Lineoln's Pol
icy was canvassed, and denounced in
some particulars, We 'and our party
also stood by him whenever we
thought hedone right, and most em
inently did we-do:to during the last
,week of his life,When . 4Titoy of his
own political friends differed from
and denounced him. We imagined
that the spirit of our institutions al
:lowed the canvassing Ofzthe diets of
the public servants. The President's
ed y Utterly heti ''tl4 Demo
crats were in power, and no one over
064;4 Of mob-law or violence :to
those who opposed and -denounced
Mr. Tichanan, Mr. Pierce; air. Polk,
Gen: Jackson, or any other' Deino
erratic' preWent net., 'ashen , Presi
dent Jackson ' s life was attemp t ed did
any one*think of charging the act
upon Whig editors or members4f the
Whig.partyr•-, nor did 'any one :lia'Ve
ble the . same party : for the poisoning,
of -President Buchanan: :and :his'
friends at the commencement of his,
WdMiniStratiOn. , •
For ourseltesilte have alArays cn
thavored tplivo i lquicoy and puma_
hly, -making an °nest, living byfol
loingpui-lii:* I - a up
the prOteetkniii:ftlie Cen - stitaiion and
the law"s. We have been tryin 0. to do
so lathe heineef Our childhood, youth and
manhood.' Ifour paper: is objectionable, to
Ihose opposed to us politically it shares the
fate of all polie.al • papers, and no
more so, than W .th's paper. In our
private walk of l fe we offend no one
knowingly, we o trade upon no one,
speak ill of no o e, treat all kindly,
and always ende l avor to get along as
a good 'Citizen sauld.
In justice to ourselves , and the De
mocracy of this county We "bay° felt
compelled to dire;. off the foul
'charges that this man pets, forth: 7 —
We have felt, for-some,time his
e and vindictive dispoSition and as
he grows older. is .. be - cothirig
brit charitably supposed that they
were only the excitements of the
moment. We did .not. think that he
could deliberetelypen - and put forth
Such a falsehood. We did not' think,
that -his heart was black oriOngli, not
withstanding the experience of the
last, fewyears.; . ,te publish such .slan
dereus and, inciting Avprds against
neighbors who.. I , r.oilitt rather be" on
terms of amityl arid friendship With
hiM,,auWell as everybody else;. than
otherwise: 73ut. ape ,now fully., see
his in tentiOnS;and i lieneeforth -shall
reptile: Ile. May paisue, his dign i fied
course, and t Go willing, we shall
low Our luttripc,, one.. We are dent
THE SURRENDER OF JOHNSTON
WASIIINGTOOT, Aprilf3.- : -As reports have been
in 'circulation fur sometime of a correspondence
between Generals Johnston and Sherman, the
following memorandums' or basis of what was
agreed upon between titti Generale, and the result
Memitrandittn, or - bans of agreement made
this, the 18th day of April, 1.865, near Durham's
Station,-in the State of North Carolina, by "and
between General Joseph E. Johnston, command
ing the Confederate army, and Major General
W. T. Sherman, commanding the army of *the
United States, both present.
First.—The.contending armies now. in- the
field to maintain the statue quo until notice is.
given by the - commanding General of any one to
his opponent, rind reasonable time, say :forty.
eight hours,. allowed, ;
Seeond.--The Confederate armies - now in ex
istence to be disbanded and conducted to their
several State Capitals; there' to deposit their
arms and Public property . In theStato arsenal;
and each officer and man to execute and file an
agreement::to cease from nets of war, and to
abide the action of bath. State and Federal ad
thorities. The number of.arum and munitions
of war to be reported to the Chief of Ordnance
at Washington City, subject to the future action
of the Congress of the United• States, and in the
meantime robe used solely
.to ; maintairn„peace
and order Within the 'borders of ' * States
ird--The recognition by the Executive of
the'United States of the several State- Govern
ments on their officers and. Legislatures taking
the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the
United States; and where conflicting State Gov
erntnents hare resulted from the war, the leg' ti
Luau of all shall he eubmitted to .the .Supreme
Gantt of the United States.
Fourth.—The re establishment of all Federal
Courts in the several States, with powers as de
fined by the Constitution and laws of Congress.
Fiftti.—The peOple and inhabitants of all
States to be guaranteed, so far as the -Executive
can, their political rights and franchises, lets well
as their right of perm:lll , ond property ~as defined
by the Constitution of the United States and of
the States respectivelY.
Sixtb.—The Executive authority or Govern
ment of the United States not to disturb any
of the people by reason of the late war so long
as they live in peace and OW, and abstain.from
acts of armed hostility, aludebey the laws in-ex
istence at the place of their residence;
Seventh. In general terms it is announced
tharihp - war.is Ma l tase**, ganotwl - amnesty, so
far as the Diecittive of the United States can
command,--on.condition of the disbandonroent of
the C'onfederrte • armiet, the distribution of
antis, and the resuMption of, peaceful pursuits
by officers and men hitherto composing said au '
Not being fully empowered by our reipeetire
principals to fulfil these terms, we individually
and officially pledge . oursolves.l o promptly ob
tain authority and will .endeavor to carry out
the above programme. IY. T. SHERM&N,
Major-Gen. Commanding Army U. S..in N.O.
General Cominanding . o. S. AiMy in N. C.
It is reported that th is proceeding of General
Sherman was disapproved for the following, a,
mong other reasons
Firet. It was an exercise of authority, not
vested in General Sherman, and on its face
shows th a t b o th b e end Johnston knew that
Sherman had 'no authority to enter into any
such arrangements. •
Seennti. It ass a practical acknowledgment
of the Rebel Government. ' •
Third. It undertook to to establish. Rebel
State Govornments that had been overthrown at
the sairifice of many thousand loyal lives ae'd
immense treasure, and placed arms and muni
tions of war in 'hands of. Rebels at their, re=
spathe capitals, which might,be used as soon,
as thenimiebiitthe United States were, disband
ed and used to conquer and:stibded loyal States.
Fourth. By the restoration of Rebel authori
ty in their respective States, tbey would be ens.
bled to re•eatabliah slavery:
Fifth.' It might furnish a ground of responsi.
bility on the part of the Federal Government , to
pay the Rebel debt, and certainly subjects loyal
citizens °Nisbet States to debts contracted by
Rebels in the narne . ofthe State.
AS'ixth. It put in dispute the existence of ley.
al State Governments and thi new State of West
Virginia, which bad been utengnized by evory
department of the United:States Government.
Seventh. It practically abolished eonfiscition
laws, and reliefed liettiflrertreiy degree, who
had alanglitired our peopla v from all pains and
penalties for their orinin,ae • • '
It gays te ams at had tow deliber
ate/ repeatedly and solemnly rejeoted by Presi
dent Lincoln, and, better terms than Rebels had
ever asked, in their most prosperous condition.
Ninth. It formed no basis of true and last
ing peace, but relieved Rebels from the pres
ence of our victories, and left them in a condi
tion to renzw their efforts to overthrow the Unit
ed States Government, and subdue , the loyal
States,'lhenever their strength wait recruited
and any - oppnrunity sho - pld offer. .
Order froirt - Generg
don of Ifostilities—Grant on his way
to Sherman's Army.
FORTRESS MONROE, April 22.—The
follewintr. important order of General
Sherman was received here this Morn-
READ QUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF TOE
IN TII6I, FIELD, Ratliair, N. C.,
Atifilagr:lBos.t--flpeciol',Field: Gram.. No. 58
riitabittfritl cdminanditig4inhaunceg to fhe army
a suspension of hostilities, and an agreement
with Gen. Johnston and high offibitile which, when
formally ratifiedrwill make peace,-from the l'oto-
e Of 44 Grribidisi;: TTit MAI: 4ihsti) it te
ih'-arraiighd, a 'line' Passing thiehgh.Tyr
rail's Mount, Chapel Hill University, Durham's
Station; and West Point, on the Neuse River,
Will separate the two armies.
Rich :they commander will group his camps
entirely with a view to comfort, health and good
police., All tbe details of military discipline
mtistatill be Maintained, and the General hopes
and believes that in a vary few days it will be
his good fortune to conduct you all to your
homes. The fame of ibis army, for courage, in
duktry and discipline, is admitted all over the
world. Then let each officer and Man see that
it is not stained by any act of vulgarity, rowdy
ism and petty crime,
The cavalry will patrol the ?rent of the line,
deneial Howard'will take charge of the district
from Raleigh up to the cavalry, General - Slocum
to the left of Raleigh, and General Schofield in
Raleigh, the right and rear. quartermasters
and Commissaries will keep their supplies, up to
alight load for 'the wagons, and the railroad Su
perintendent will arrange a depot for convenieneg
of each separate, army.
By order of
• Major-Generai. W. T. SIIEIMAN.
Q. M. PAYTON, A. A. G.
in.,;ThiS negotiation 'has created
alremendous'furor of cOndemaation
of Gen. Sherman on the 'part of the
administration journals. We do not
as yet ieei the great difference in the
terms granted-by Sherman to John
ston' from. those . of Grant to Lee.—
Only this, that Grant vmade terms
with a defeated, scattered and flying
foe, while Sherman has'an organized
army before him, whom he might
have thought it best not to drive to
fair The Republican papers and
'orators have been in . the habit of say
ing that the Democratic party ispeo
slavery. This is
sertion,. The Democratic party . oc
cupies the same position - now on-the
slavery- question that it - ever did, viz:
L:-that . slavery - - is a local institution,
and' therefore not a fit subject for na
tional .discussion. The New York
Tribune; a.-few 'weeks ago, only done
justice. to - :the Democratic party,
whenit - Said--'ithe Northern Dernob•
racy is net really pro-slavery but an
ti-in tervcntion ; maintaining not that
.slavery is.right, but:Urfa we orthe
free States should mind'-our own bus
lilies and let alone another people's,"
liist so. Why should we be more fa
vorable to slavery, ihan anybody
else, on the merits - nr demerits of the
institution itself? The Masses of the
probably know just a little of the in=
stitutiun as the masses of any other
party.. Why then should they trou
ble their. heads :about it ? All the in
terest they have in it, is the same
that they would . have in any other
question, not directly interesting
them, viz; the
.question of .prineiple,
and the'paramount pne presents it
self here',.just as the Tribune says
r --"we are for minding our own busi
ness and let alone another people's!!
Na-THE RUSSIAN PLAGUE PREDICT
ED.—It IS affirmed, and almost uni
v,ersally believed in Europe, that the
Plague, or a dreadftil epidemieresem-
Wing it, rages in St. Petersburg, and
has extended along the valley of the
Vistula, between Poland and East
Prussia. The deaths had been 2,000
out of 10,000 cases, and there was an
average of 100 new oases a day. It is
feared that this terrible scourge is
extending westward, and may proba
bly reach England and America.—
Precautions are being taken to avert
a A Plague has broken out in St.
Petersburg, Russia,_ and has swept
off many victims. It is' a' contagibus
fever; characterized by an eruption
of carbuncles' and butoes. Those
taken with it die in from twenty-four
honks to two weeks. Medical coin
miSsions from the. Sonth of Europe
have been sent to Russia to gather
information in regard to it: This
plague is of oriental origin, and in
early times swept its': way over
rope, and in tie fifteenth and slit
teentla eenturiea'.yiaited'aa tar ' West
as England' oilie n
. ' . intercotirse between Eu
roPetin countries - and the 'Western
Hemisphere, may eventually bring
this scourge to our OW - 6"'shores; to
add to our already large eatalouge of
diseases. Early precautions
be taken to avertsodreadftil a ettlam-
Kr The following from Farney's
Press o€ Friday last, commends itself
to all good and law-abiding citizens.
We are glad to find it in the Press, a
paper where matter of a similar spir
it was hard to find the last few
"Ikl4_ ENDORSEMENT Br "Tue Paßss."—On
Tuesday last, at an informal meeting- of the
Press Club, several reaolutions were passed whieh
we published in yesterday's issue. The patsies
ism of these resolutions demands no: comment
from us at a time when thetountry , feels 80 deep
ly the cruel and heavy blow whieh has fallen on
it. - One resolution, howeres; we call •attention
to, which was introduced .by E. C.:WALLACE,
and, which demands from every.honestjeurnalist
an tinciseeptional and clear endorstunent
Resolved, Tliat tbe niernbers of: the Piers Club of
rhiladeiphia, now„ -always,- shred by . - the freedom of
the press and of opinion, fooling that.while treason .is
to execrated and punished by swift legal means,
passionate and illegal measures are to -be deprecated
when aimed against public ;journalists and orators,
even when their-views do not accord with temporary
This, resolution collaterally stigmatizes the
salon of the populace with 'reference to a jour
nal published in Chesnut street as .that action
juitly - deserves. - fled that journal vindicated
the-late President's- atrocious assassination, we
should have justified the` populareicitenicit,--
But, under the circumstances, we unhesitatingly
join-in the expression of the opinions of the
Press. Club, and denounce; the irrational ven
geance of the popitlace—exoroised without any
reason for its exhibitions it 'misfit imeguivo
callY and justly desstrini,. .; :A.
The remains of President Lin
coln Will lie in state to receive pub
lic honors, at the following places,
and Will reach his home at Spring
field, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 3,
viz: ---Baltimore, Harrisburg, Phila
delphitt;New York, Albany, Buffalo,
Cleaveland, Columbus, Indianapolis
and Chicago. The railroads over
which it is being transported have
been taken possession of by the gov
ernment and declared military roads
for tlVC — iin being. "A
guard of lion
oi *MO sh ed eiti zns Isis l and
mifitary, gacom panics 00 remains.
SW: Gen. Lee, under the articles of
capitulation-, turned over to Gen.
Grant, 35,000 men, 160 pieces of ar
tillery, and 1.0,000 stand of arms.
0:7 - After all the bOastingS that ne
gro ti!ocps were the first to march in
to Richmond, after its capture, it
seems that such,is not the fact after
all. The cavalry division of Gen.
Koutz were the first to•march in, and
planted their standard 'on the doh e
of the-Capitol, at 8 - o'clock, on the
morning of the evacuation, (April 3.)
The glorious old army of the Poto
_mac thus retains:the honor of "taking
tar It is said Oiat ,the discontin
uance of . drafting, recruiting, and
other semi military - operations, will,
relieve from duty about - 70,000 Per
sons. Quite an army.
A large lot of savannah cotton
was-sold by Government officials in
Now York, a short .timesince; and
the terms required payment in gold.
This should not be., If Greenbacks
are to be a legal tender, for all govern
ment dues, except , duties on imports,
the agents of the treasury Depart
ment liould not act in opposition to
its oivn thereby de
preciating the value of Government
gm. Dr. H. Hollister, of Provi-
dence,.Luzerne county, Was arrested,
a week ago, and taken to Naw HaMp
shire; on a requisition from the Gov
_ernor of that State, on a charge of
breaking- open and , fobblitA, Bank in
DeeeMiser laSt. It appears that, soon
after the robbery a. fel low came round
th'e'neighborhood Of Dr. IL and offer
ed some U. S. Bonds; for sale ,Dr. H.
purchased one, and upon transmitting
it to the Department at Washington
waaascertai nectro be -one or the
stolen ones. Renee his arrest. 'This
s.hottld . be a warning to persons mak
ing purchases from irresponSible par
ties, Of Course Pr. H. will speedily
be released, still he will have to sub
mit to annoyance, expense and trou
ble, and also the loss of what be paid
for the Bond.
MO - The Philadelphia vening Bul
to see,.expresses.the following opin
ions as• - to , the duty. of The Ameriean
people at this sadhour :
We all featlifit . . -
"Confusion' now bath made b humasterpiece 1
Most sacriligions murder luith , blroke open
The Lord's anneimted temple and stole thence
The life of thebuilding."
But while we mourn for the i'llustrious dead,
and feet all thai - men should' feel of detestation
for-the most wicked and dagtardly, grime on •ree
orcl, let us remember that we owe if selenin duty
to the nation. It limy be urged that it is diffi
cult to be
"Wise, maned temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral in a moment."
But we must act with wisdom aswell as with
feeling. There must he no seek ing,for victims
P . .stititify the honeit indignation:of tho';peopie ;
there must be no mobbing, no rioting, in, short,
NO daancar. The lOW meet reign eirprente, or in
this groat crisis chaos wilt overwhelm us, 'and
our maddened feelings bring upon us the nation
al wreck and ruin which trait or arms have failed
to accomplish. If the great crime that has hor
rified the nation was the result of a deliberately
laid plot, this,cery . jpeult was doubkless_. part Of
the plans Of the Cans.pfrators, and we can only
foil this portion Of the wicked icheme . by acting
like sensible - and forbearing citizens,
es, Weir; as
like indignant and sorrowing men., Let us have
good order in the loyal and patriotic North, and
let out blows fall where they are merited. .
* The Now York Tribune says
that General Grant, when on his way
up,the river to Washington, stated
that he should demonstrate that our
military expenses may be reduced
one million dollars per day, without
infringing at all .upon necessary etrt.
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Spring and:: Summer,
l aik Ina
MRS. L. MUM wonittrespectfully inform the nub
liithat she has just returned-from New York
with a large and farddonable assortment of
_Ribbons Flowers' Laces Straw Bon
nets, - _Vats, Dress Caps, Infant.'
' Caps, &c., &c.,
to which attention is, solicited. .
119,:jfee friends and endomers are reepeetfulty in
vited tomall at :her _ Store . ; in ©umber** Wert,
square eiet from tiles - (keret; nowt!. ' • - •
AMERICAN HOUSE ,
Market Street, Lebanon,
T"7proprietor of this old cst, idled and popular
110 TIM, would respectfully in, the public that
it will be conducted at all times to the comfort and
convenience of Its guests. It hoe 3 e thoroughly re
fitted and renovated. and no pains will be spared to
make the Table and the Bar, at all these, equal to any
in the county.
The STA BLIND, SHEDS end Yard are muerter too,
and more extensive. than any other in Lebanon.
The patronage of the Farmers and the Traveling public,
generally is respectfully solicited.
TLACK—West able of Market street, and half GI
square south from the Market Mouse.
Lebanon, April 12,15&5. - JOHN MATTIIIIS.
WIIL Bola at.Publire Bale ' *,-
Friday, .April 28, 1865,
ON . .the premises onolizi IC. Miller, hi .Union Tows.
ship, 'Lebanon aunty, dear Albrduer's Store, the
following Personal Property. viz ' -
2-Iforse power TiIitESHING MAOISM; Patent
Windmill . 4-horse Wagon, with limo box, I -horse
Wagon, pair Hay Ladders, Trotting Buggy, 1 sett new
Buggy Comma. Lot of Horse Gears. Log Chain, Forks.
Axe. Wedges, Shot ChM, Meat Cutting Bench, Grind
stone, Bedstead, Meat Stand, Cupboard, Lot of Old
Iron, and,mani other articles too numerous to men
AT tlie same time and Mace tho following Beal Its..
Or tract of LAND,contalning 87 ACRES of good farm':
ing land, situate in Union Township, belianon county
near Rordnor's Store, adjoiniag landa of :Daniel Wai
ter, Widow Coppenhayer, and John &bring. The Ito;
'provonentgatO'alarge two-story weather boarded Lai
1.10118. K. with porch, new ZWEITZKR BARN. Full
atttertiaprovetnents. 4. never &Mug Well 9( 'Water
mintr'the lionae, and flowing waterou the land:
5 Acres of WOODLAND, on the suninn tkeide. of tho
mountain, in said township, adjoining - Janda * of:derols
hank and others. .
Jay- Any ono wishing to F ee the property wil l phase
call on Jobn K. Miller, residing on the prenii.es,- or
on the Assignee, living near by;
Sale to eonimenee,at,"l. o'clock, P. M., when tertas
will be wade known by `, DANIELAVALTEIt,
, , „ Msignee of John K. Miller.
• Ifr.sav G. Alnici. Anotiopeee. 'April 5,, 1365..
Brickpriret& Iluilding Lois,
rintlE subscriber offers at private. sale, a :valuable,
12 Tract Of LoinTIP North: Lebanon Borough,near
the line of North" Lebanon Borough. ou Pinekreva
streel.oontnining shoot 3 ACRES, This' tract is ex
cellent ground for Bricls. Making, hating been used
for that purPose. andis.alioiellgibly )(Mated to be cut
up into BUILDING LOTS' :11. good kiln for burning;
Brick is on the premises. For further particulars ap
ply to . •
Lebanon ,yeh. 8, 18,65. •
Walnut Street Ahead
THE HOLIDAYS COMING !
TOSP.IMI LOWRY would respectfully inform the
0 Citivens cf Lebanon, and vicinitY, that he 'has just
returned from the City 'aud opened • at his Store. on
Walnut Street, hetvieen Carmony and Bollinger's UV.
tele, the Largest and Completes. Asscrtinent of
Valley Willte and Clear Sugar,
rAGEW -7 11 WOODEN AND TIN '
liaisons. Figs ' Etuttes,Curranti,. Dial.; Citrons, FR
baits, Walnuts, Peanuts, allaionds,;Onnigeli, Lemons,.
Cocoomits; &c., &e., Ac., With a great variety of
French and Common Candies.
of all the different flavors ; CHINA-WARE, such as
vases, cups and saucers, small China Tea Setts, Ac., As
Also, a splendid assortment of
. . ,
OF ALL KINDS, on band, and made to order.—
Jar 'PARTIES supplied at short notice.
Sir- Thankful for pait favors, be respectfully folk
its a continuance of the public good will.
, • JOSEPH LOWRY.
Lebanon, November 16.1664.
The Oily Machine capable .of• making. More
than One Rind of a Stitch ; and the
Only One having the REVER
The feed may be reversed at any point desired
without stooping, which is a great advantage in f'-
toning the ends of seams..
It makes four different stitches, lock. knot, Iltdit.to
leek, end double knot ,• each Stitch perfect and -
on both sides of the' ft...brie.
There - Is no other Machine which mill do so hire, a
range of work as the "Florence.'
It will Braid, Tuck, Quilt, Cord, Hem, Fell.
Gather, and do all kinds of Stitching required by fen:-
Hies and Manufacture.
The most incxperienced find no difficulty in using it.
Every:Miobine la Warranted to - give entire -satikisz
tion and to - do alldhat is claimed for it.
4114. The noreficeinust - be seen to be appreciated.
' JOHN L. SAYLOR, .
Agent of Lebanon county, Annville,- Pa.
Persons wishing to see the Machine in operation
can do so by calling on the Agent at Annvitte, or on
Wm. G. Ward. at Lebanon. .
/air All Clergymen will be furnished with a d Met
alline at wholesale prices_
Poi 7 0iiinlars add gametes .
'of Seining, call On the
Agent, .whowilljte pleased - at may--time to shOW the
Machine and explaireils ndratitages'ovoritlf ottiers.
Alluvia, Neb. 18.,,15tifi..:,-3m.*
r wo ROOMS on the semi:id-floor of Bunch's Building
adjoin m g the . Advert(ser Nice, are offered for Rout
(from the of Apth. These =dim are welt located
or an (AC 3." or, nulebau ical bitetneen. AtiyAk to*,
Lebanon, :Feb. 15,1855.
A Friendly invitation
'Toad desirous of purchasing
LUMBER & COAL
To the beet itdiantage. at the old estatdielied a ad
REINOEIIf & MEILY
At the UNION OANAL,un' the Eaat'anTWeet sides el
Market Street;NOrth Lebanon Itortingh.
ME suberibers take pleasure in 'aerating the clti
nens of Lebanon, Mai surroatdine counties:that
they- still continue the LUMBER AND COAL BUSI
NESS, at their old and well - known stand, - where they
are daily receiving additional supplies of the
BEST AND WELT:SEASONED LUMBER,
consisting of White and Yellow Pine BOARDS, PLANK
Hemlack BOARDS;.BLANIC and SCANTLING.
RA ILS,-POSTS, , PALINGS-nati. FENCING BOAR DS;
ASH, from , 1 to .4 inch ; CHERRY, from %.te• itch.
POPLAR, from .% to 2 inch.
Poplar and Hardwood SCANTLING.
Oak and Maple BOARDS and'PLANNB:=.
Roofing and Plastering LATHS. .
SHINGLES! SHINGLES! ! _SHINGLES!!!
Also, Pine and Hemlock' SU INGLES.
COAL! COAL I ! COAL !.t !
A large stock of the best qualityb
of Stove, Bro . en,
Egg and Limeburners' COAL; and also, the best Alle
gheny COAL for Blacksmiths. ,
Air Thankful for the liberal manner in which they
have heretofore-been patronized, they would extend a
cordial invitation for a coutitthance of favors, as they
are confident that they, now have the tarperOest and
cheapest stook of LUMBER -on hand in the county,
which will he sold eta reasonable par centage.
xi- Please call and examine " our stock and prices be
fore purchasing elsewhere. ."
' REINOEIIL k MBILY
North lacbauoU borough, ApriVb, 1865.
A. J. WEIDENER,
38 South Second Street .
Between Market and Chestnut-Streets,
.11.1thiyfaet*ervof 'Coat.Lam} tind
Wholesale dealer in Glass umblers,
Patent Jars and Glassware
DEALERS will find it to their advantage to exam-'
inn our stock end and compare-prices before'purchas:.
ing.their goods for the spring miles.
We would call the attention of the public , puttee•
— NEW,STYLB- OP PATENTi-Aft
PRESERVING FRUIT WITHOUT SUGAR"
Weeau refer to hundreds of respectable persons who
put ..up peaches and other fn.* in,our Jars last season
withouttbe we of Syrup, and found upon opening that
the Fruit retained its natural flavor, aud Act was
just the same as when put into theists.
- A. J. WELDBNittt.
No. 88 South Second Street
CHARLES H. IVEILY.