The Lebanon advertiser. (Lebanon, Pa.) 1849-1901, June 14, 1865, Image 2

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    the adjacent forest. We soon bad
the pleasure of safely ensconsing our
selves in an almost impenetrable
thicket, from which we had the pleas
ure of watching the robs, in their
vain attempt to discover our place of
Continually venturing furblier, we
again commenced our wanderings
over the delectable compound of mud,
wet grass, and swollen streams,
which composed not the "terra firma"
of mythical navigators ; but a most
wretchedly, treacherous and diaboli
cal unpleasant terra infirma, as we
found to our cost. In truth our rath
er precarious tenure of life, and liber
ty, both being at the entire mercy of
any squad of wandering Johnnies,
whom wo might chance to encounter,
numerous as they wore in parts ad
jacent to us, was far from being pleas
ant,—which in addition to various
physical causes of discomfort, such as
hunger, thirst, extreme weariness,
and last, though not least, bruises
innemerable, and mud unwadeable,
had highly depreciated my precious
valuation of my own corpus. I fer
vently wished the Southern chivalry
in Richmond, Charleston, or a place
warmer than either, for we were
"played out." But wishing would
not destroy the absolutely incontesti
bit) fact, that, they not only abound
ed in all the 'above mentioned places,
but, that s there was also a large dele
gation in Pennsylvania.
But hark did all , the fiends of
PandetnoOirim ever produce so fear
ful a yell, as that whieh suddenly
burst upon my ears. No one hesi
tated a moment about insuring that
pair of lungs. Whether it : meant
sport or clangor, I was determined to
seek the originating cause of that
vivid combination of 4 shriek, groan
and yell, which had so abruptly
startled me from my not very pleas
ant.musings. At all events, thought
1, matters can become no worse, than
they are at present, surrounded as I
am on all sides by followers of Jeffer
son. Proceeding rapidly through
the woods, I espied a short distance
heyound, a large dwelling house,
faintly outlined thrOugh the foggy
mist which overspread the whole
faee of nature.
From the rear of this farm, house,
again came one of those unearthly
yells, which had startled me a short,
time previously. Having assured
myself by a hasty view of the sur
roundings, which showed me no men
in coats of grey and breeches of but
ternut, that the coast was clear, I
proceeded towards the farm house ;
the yelling all the while increasing
in intensity . and volume, in inverse
- • •
proportion to the dimunition of the
diatauco..- If. rathov untritioical, wliOn
first heard, a
_rover acquaintance
failed to discover any redeeming
traits. Hastily passing the house, I
fi)und myself a few feet frbm the barn
which being immediately in the rear,
hard heen hitherto concealed. Here,
there was suddenly presented to my
distended optics, a scene at once in
teresting, amusing, and intensely
Let me, gentle reader, sketch for
you the tableau, 413 presented to my
wondering vision,
Dramatic Personae, No. I. A grey
back, principally- distinguished by
sergeant's stripes, and enormous ro
tundity of addomen, indicating be
yond a doubt, that hard tack and
cold water, wore not his only means
of sustaining existence ; that On the
contrary Air. Reb was quite an co
euro, and had previously ascertained
the fact, that poultry houses usu
ally contained excellent eating.--'
Said grey-back had bGwever, evi
dently got himself into a; dilemma
quite undignified, for one wearing
the triple stripes. Said dilemma be
ing nothing more nor less, than a
slate of suspension by the seat of an
unmentionable article of masculine
apparel, from an enormous wooden
pin near the top of a cow rack, fixed
up beneath a species of seed, usnally
called by farmers an "over jet." The
rotund sergeant was pendant ; exe
cut ing a fantastical jig upon the little
end of nothing, to accompaniments
of imaginary . music ; imaginary did
I say? no, for a dull continuous whack
—whack—whack, furnished the illus
trious sergeant with a music rapid
and sprightly, if it was played in the
monotone key. But we anticipate
matters which will receive a more lu
cid explanation, when characters
nos. 2 and 3 of this little farce or
tragedy, (call it which you choose,
fir opinions will differ in this mun
dane sphere, and I doubt not that
my own opinion in this case differed
widely from the sergeant's as to thc
merits of the performance,) have been
Nos. 2. and 8. were nothing less,
than two misses aged respectfully,
probably sixteen and eighteen, who
were most unintermitting in their
attentions to the bodily (dis)-comfort
of the sergeant, as was illustrated by
the zeal with which they applied to
his pendant form, their extemporiz
ed means of warfare, that ever handy
article of feminine belligerents—th e
hrooni-handle. The two maidens, to
whom active exercise had lent the
rosy glow of health, were really beau
tiful, despite the grotesque forms
whieh they assumed, in order to be
enabled more readily to plant effec
tive Wows upon the already castigat
ed corpus of the conquered sergeant.
Their black and some-what tangled
ringlets of glossy hair, entirely un
vonfined by Cap or bonnet, swayed
backward and forward with the cor
responding motions of the body, as
they sought to add additional mo
mentum to each repeated blow.—
Their unconfined feet were rather un
aristocratically large ; but, the loop
cd up dress displayed an ankle of
whose fine proportions many a titled
dame might well have been proud of.
The sleeves of their plain calico dress
were rolled up far above the elbow
displaying arms, not as snowy-white
perhaps, as some,Tor sun, and work,
and weather had-left their impress,
but, there was a quantum sufficit of
muscle there—at least the sergeant
thought so.
Although I had now arrived with
in a few feet of the feminine repre
sentatives of Bellona, so fully were
they absorbed by their course of at
tention to the. rotund guerilla, that I
remained an unnoticed spectator of
tho performance. As to the recipi
ent of all these delicate (2) favors.
who, on account of his elevated po
sition, could not avoid observing my
presence, it probably did not appear
to him like mending matters fast ;
for, if, the maidens should at some
future period of the world's history
become exhausted (of which judging
by the alacrity with which they plied
their weepons, there appeared to be
little probability, until they had
every bone in his obese carcass) a fed
eral soldier would in all probability,
not be the most acceptable sympa
But human flesh and blood could
stand it no longer. With one final,
fearful yell, as if wrung from the
voice of despair itself, the wandering
rebel gave one more desperate gyra
tion of legs and arms, resulting in
changing his base from the cow-rack
to the ground beneath ; leaving, how
ever, at his late place of temporary
abode, the major part of a pair of dir
ty well, I wont say what.—
Perhaps if I did, you might blush,
just as those belligerent young ladies
did, as they, at that moment, noticed
my proximity. About a second
thereafter, something much resem
bling a streak of greased grey light
ning on two legs, might have been
observed leaving across a contiguous
rye-field. During the few minutes of
conversation, which ensued between
myself and the young ladies, I learn
ed, that their father bad gone away
with his horses. Nor was he away
too soon. Scarcely an hour after his
departure, the valiant sergeant had
made his advent in quest ofhorse
flesh—not finding that, he probably
concluded, that, if he could not ob
tain horse-flesh for the benefit of the
guondam confederacy, he might, at
all events obtain, some chicken-flesh
for the benefit of his own epicurean
palate. But, in his case it was truly
a pursuit of rations under diffidul
ties. It appears, that- on account of
the unsettled state of affair, the over
jet had been boarded up and was
used as a hen house.
No sooner however, had the would
3e-thicken-dealer, entered the small
rudely-swung door, which gave ad
mittance, than a pitch-fork attack
from the rear made by one of the
irate maidens, caused him to make a
hasty exit from the opposite end,
where n couple of loosely nailed
boards enabled him to make an aper
ture. But a leap, more expeditious,
than cautious, resulted in his impale
ment and castigation, as related.
But, the sound of numerous voices
in the forest beyond, told of the ap
preach of the foe in great numbers,
and much as I would have loved an
hours'rest, beguiled by a merry chat
with my new found acquaintances, I
was obliged to bid them a hasty a
dieu, having received from the di
rection to Heidlersburg, a few miles
distant. The sergeant had beaten
so precipitate a retreat, that he had
left both carbine and horse, the lat
ter being a serubby-raw4mned,
lookinii specimen of the equine geni
us. Having confiscated both articles
to Uncle Sam's use indirectly and my
own personal use direaly, without
taking time to read the Constitution
fo the purpeatie ofaseertaining, wheth
er such confiscation -was- consti tu tion
al or
,not, I started off at an ambling
pace,:which- under other circumstan
ces would leave been far more agreea
bip ; - the laSt.sotind I heard as I left
the vicinity of the barn, being the
reiterated assurances of my late
found friendkr,' that they "were not
one bit afraid, and that, no two reb
els could take-their chickens. But
this random sketch has grown unpar
donably long, and I mus, leave for a
future paper, au account of the man
ner, in which I lost my horse and
found my regiment.
Lebanon, June 10, 1864.
ers are aware that another attempt
will be made this Bummer to lay a
'cable between the two Hemispheres.
The Groat Eastern has been charter
ed to transport the cable, and it is
said, will commence her voyage ear
ly in Jnne. In its construction, the
now cable is said to differ much from
the old one, and it is asserted with
confidence that the problem how to
corn bine the greatestpossi ble strength
with the least possible specific weight,
has at last been solved.
The cable, as stowed on the Great
Eastern, will be separated into three
divisions, that will represent respec
tively, 633, BC3, and 817 miles. The
three lengths into which the cable is
divided, will bo fused by a peculiar
process. The weight of the cable a
mounts to 5,000 tone.
In laying the cable,'attempts will
again be made to connect some point
on the Irish coast, probably Valera•
tia, with New Foundland—most like
ly at Bull's Buy—and for this pur.
pose its length (2,253 miles) will
not only he sufficient, hut leave a re
serve of 520 miles for possible devia
tions from the normal course, such
detours as may be caused by cur
rents, unfavorable weather, or to a•
void unusual depths of water. The
greatest depth to bo overcome in the
proposed route is from 2,000 to 2,500
fathoms, while the absolute strength
of the cable is each that it could sup,
port the strain of its own weight in
tranquil water four times as deep.
xfp afifitdiup
WM. M. BRESLIN, Editor and Proprietor
air A vast amount of dissatisfac
tion was occasioned upon the recent
discharge of the one-year's men, by
the refusal of the• paymasters to pay
one of the instalments of bounty, a
mounting to about thirty-three dol•
lars. The refusal is in consequence
of an order from Secretary Stanton
from the War Department, at Wash.
ington, and is based upon the plea
that the men did not serve their full
time, and hence are not entitled to
the fall bounty. The soldiers under
stood the law to mean that they
were to receive $lOO bounty, and if
it means anything else it was rather
a petty piece of business for Con
gress to make it appear to have one
meaning while it really bore another.
Moreover, the real meaning should
have been explained at the time the
enlistments were made, thus avoid
ing the present dissatisfaction, and
saving the national reputation from
charges of trifling deception.
xtel. At the city, election held in
Washington on Monday of last week,
the anti-Republican ticket was tri
umphantly elected.
047" The government dispatched on
Friday three boats to Belle Plain
with ambulances, intrenching tools,
coffins and five 'hundred men, who
have been instructed to proceed to
tho Wilderness battle field, and de
cently inter the remains of all sol
diers, both rebel and Union, there
exposed to view.
at- The radical portion of the re.
publican party are getting up a con
spiracy against President Johnson
and his policy on reconstruction, ne.
gro suffrage, and kindred subjects.—
Chase, the Chief Justice of the 11. S.
Supreme Court, is traveling the South
making speeches against the Presi
dent's policy, while Woodall Phillips,
is doing the same thing in the north.
It is very strange what a difference
some things made. If a Democrat
had done a few months ago, what
these men aro now doing, he would
have been a secessionist, traitor, cop
perhead, and very likely been arrest
ed and imprisoned -for "embarrassing
the government."
bar A meeting was hold in New
York, last week, to endorse the ad
ministration of President Johnson.—
An attempt was made by the radi
cals to get possession of the meeting,
change its purpose into one of ap
proval-of negro voting and against
the President's reconstruction policy,
but the opportune - arrival of Generals
Grant, Logan and Blair, foiled the
conspirators. The Gcneirals named
made speeches in opposition to ne
gro suffrage,' and in approval of the.
President's policy. The soldiers, as
a general thing, are against the radi•
cats, and with the Conservative De
mocracy who will stand by the Presi
dent as long as be follows out th 4
path of the Constitution.
"In Virginia the farmers have come to •an
agreement with the negroes to fix the hire of
field hands at five dollars per month, the negro
to furnish his clothing and pay his doetor's bills.
One dollar per day is given to hands during
harvest. These prices will rule throughout the
State."—Republican Exchange.
BEil. We congratulate the negroea
of Virginia upon their emersion from
a bondage which only clothed and fed
them, with the trifling additions of
doctoring when sick and mainte
nance in old age, to the glorious
privilege of freedom which gives them
five dollars per month to maintain
themselves and families, and the ad-
Vantage of buying their own clothing
and paying their own doctor's bills.
Nothing is said of what is to become
of them in old age, but, we presume,
if they are improvident enough not
to accumulate a fortune from five
dollars a month, they will be main
tained in the poor-houses.
The latest reports of the chang
es in the Cabinet state that the Hon.
Charles Francis Adams is to succeed
Secretary Seward ; that Senator Sum
ner is to be Minister to the Court of
St James ; that . Preston King will
succeed Secretary \Voiles, and that
Mr. Stanton is "Shermaned" out,
and will be complimented by a high
Foreign mission. The successors
named by gossip for the latter gen
tleman are Gen. Butler or the on.
Montgomery Blair. Cal. Forney is
also spoken of in connection with a
Cabinet appointment.
, 0:!T The Whiskey insurrection, dur
ing Washington's administration was
wound up by the indictment of
five of those engaged in it. Ono of
these proved to be the wrong man ;
to o were discharged because of in
sufficient evidence, and two were
found guilty of treason in levying
war against the United States.—
These two Washington pardoned.
The Republican party . is splitting
up just now in a beautiful manlier, on
the trial for treason of Teff. Davis,
the negro voting business, recon
struction, and kindred subjects.—
President Johnson is sworn to sup
port the Constitution and enforce the
laws, hence, together with his past
experience with, and knowledge of,
the negro, he is opposed to granting
them the right of suffrage, knowing
that he must in that event override
the constitutions of the States, and
thereby admit that certain of them
had seceded from the Union, thus
acknowledging the power of seces
sion. In his position on this subject
he is supported by the entire Demo
cratic party, while the party which
elected him to office is at loggerheads
—some in favor of, and other against
negro suffrage. Others again are for
considering the rebel states in the
light of territories, thus admitting
secession, while others again of them
agree with . the President and the
Democracy, and consider them on
the same footing as they were pre- .
vions to the passage of the secession
ordinanees, and consequently with
their State Constitutionsjp fall force,
which specify who shall vote and
who shall not—saving the right of
the general government, which may
disqualify fOr national offices but can
qualify for either state or nation.
On these questions the Republican
party is like a parcel of frightened
chickens running in every direction,
without end or aim.
The same party is in just a like
quandrary on the question of trying
and punishing Jeff Davis and the
leaders of the rebellion for Treason.
One portion of them are thirsting
violently for "blood I blood ! I" while
another, and not an inconsiderable
one, led on by Wendell Phillips, Gree
ly, Gerrit Smith, Sumner, Chase, et
cetera, swear that neither Jeff. Davis
nor anybody else committed treason ;
that it was a civil war; that they
were recognized as belligerents ; and
that while the rebellion was the
great crime of the age, to hang the
leaders thereof would be the mean
crime of the age. G-erret Smith
made a speech, last week, in the
Institute,N. York, which was filled to
overflowing, not by the Democracy,
but by a "largo and intelligent audi
ence" of the republican party, with
Horace Greely on the stand. His
whole speech was a plea for Jeff. Da.
via and our Southern "brethren," as
he called them, and was most enthu
siastically applauded.
There are other subjects of radical
differences in views among the Re:
publ ipan_par ty.__b_ut _on hose tw o—
the negro suffrage ana. 't he trial and
punishment of the leaders of the re
bellion,—the lines are becoming most
distinctly drawn. While the bears
are fighting the Democracy are look
ing on, and in the end the result will
be, as it always is in such eases, the
conservatives will be called in as
()r - It is amusing to see the ground
and lofty tumbling of the republicans
on the negro suffrage question.
Some of them go in with a tremen
dous bound for negro voting,. think
ing that that is the only Way to keep
down the Democracy; while. others
are more careful in their leaps, fear-,
ful that they may over-do the thing,
and that giving niggers votes might
after-.ail not be a very great acces
sion of strength to 'them They
would, most of theai, be .very glad to
give them votes, but could they be
relied on for voting the "right tick
et" after they are qualified ? The
right to vote also presumes the right
to vote as you please, and the negroes
know well enough that the one is of
little use without the — other, and will
not thank their "friends" for the one
if denied the other. Unless meas
ures arc taken to prevent them from
voting as they please, their "friends"
know well enough that it would be
a very "unsartain" proceeding, and
that it might soon be necessary to
mark the negro votes in their politi
&al registers as "doubtfuL/ 1 ' For this
reason they moderate their bounds
considerably on the negro voting
suffrage question, and properly, for
our own opinion is, gathered from
the experience of the white laboring
men in the north, that a million of
voting negroes, employed at "$5 a
month and finding their clothing and
paying their doctor's bills," are very
apt to be influenced by their employ
ers. This is a ticklish subject for our
republican friends, and we "sympa
thize" deeply with thorn in their
troubles. The only way we can
suggest for them to get out of the
serape, is to pass a law giving all
those voting their ticket the privilege,
and disqualifying those who would
vote any other. It is true, President
Johnson might veto it, but that would
not matter, as they are bound to fall
Out with him anyhow. His veto of
such a law would be evidence with
them that he is not "loyal."
sm.; M. C. Good, Democrat, was
elected Mayor of Wheeling, West
Virginia, on Thursday, lot inst., by
300 majority, over his "Loyal League"
A week ago some of the Philadel
phia loyal papers, got up a lot of sen
sation reports that rioting and rebel
lion was going on in Schuylkill coun
ty. The first object they had in
view was, to create a sensation to sell
their papers, and the second was to
induce the government to seed sev
eral regiments of soldiers there to
keep the terrible copperheads in or
der, and prevent them from support
ing President Johnson. The Potts
ville Standard, thus burlesques
reports. There were no riots nor in
dications of riot.
Riots In Schuylkill
By the capture of despatches in
tended for the Philadelphia Inquirer,
we are enabled to give the news
from Schuylkill county in advance of
that re•lia-ble paper. These des
patches wore taken from a "reliable
gentleman," who took them from a
"rebel deserter who had always been
a Union man," who..stated that he
had been sent to Philadelphia with
them. by "an intelligent contraband"
who was "the first nigger wounded
in the war." The despatches wore
addressed, "To the Philadelphia In
quirer, care of Jeff. Davis' coachman."
From the fact of all these well-known
contributors to the Inquirer being
concerned in their transmittal, there
can be no doubt of their genuineness.
We copy them entire:
War in Schuylkill County !—Great
battle among the Miners !!—Ban.
nan, of the "Journal," Fortified ; • his
man "Friday" up a tree.—Minis.
tars of the Gospel leading charges!
—lO,OOO Irish infantry in arms !
The mines pumped full of water.--
Heavy firing heard at Pottsville—
A Division in line of battle !—Great
consternation.-400 regiments sent
to Schuylkill County.—Great ba.t
tle expected I !--All the mechanics
striking for wages !—Horrible A
trocities !!!
POTTSVILLE, May 35th, 1865.—War
has broken out in Schuylkill county.
There has been a bloody battle
among the miners. Several thou
sand have been killed. The Irish
are murdering everybody.
The county in general, and the
streets of Pottsville in particular, are
crowded with blood-thirsty miners
who kill all but Irishmen.
Banner), of the Miner's Journal, has
retired to I.lismatle, pulled up the
drawbridge, nailed--up the doors of
the hen-roost and dog-pen, and mount
ed a joint of stove-pipe in each win.
dow. His man Friday has not been
heard of, but is reported to have been
seen up a tree, on Guinea Hill, fairly
white with fear.
Mfiniisters command the rioters, and
- eve - teajd charges, playing on - harps'
and lyres. Many women . have been
arrested and fined.
Ten thousand Irish infantry are
known to be in arms. They were
drilling constantly in fine weather.
Last week the miners. rose and
pumped all the mines full of water
in three hours.
Heavy firing wag heard at Potts
ville on the 27th, and a division, in
line of battle, was soon on the moun
Everybody is. killing every body
.else, and the rest are fleeing in 'ter
Men with both legs off are running
for life, and women' who have lost
both arms are clasping their children
to their breasts in despair.
400 regiments of troops have been
sent to the rebellious district. They
will be-followed by all the troops un
der command of Gen. Grant, with as be hired from England,
Germany and Mexico. The:
delphia Grey Reserves refuse• to go,
and the Pottsville militia cannot be
depended upon.
Two special ambassadors have been.
sent to the, king of Dahomey, in Af
rica, with a cargo of cracked fiddles,
red ribbons, yellow flannel and min
nie-rifle whiskey, to buy up recruits.
They will be. commanded by Ben
Butler and Barman's man Friday.
A gentleman was heard to say in
a saloon fast night, that we would
have a few glorious battles soon:
All the mechanics are striking for
An Irishman toasted .a Scotch man
on a spear. An Irish woman burned
a negro in a wood-pile, and said she such horrid acts.
Another despatch has been taken
from one of the Inquirer's contribn
tors,"a lady recently from the seat
of war." We copy it, as follows:
Later News !
The Correct Account.
POTTSVILLE, 36th, 1865. = We are
in possession of later advises from
the rebellious county of Schuylkill. -
The war still continues. We are
able, however, to make the following
corrections :
The battle among the miners was
a fight between two boys at the High
School, both of whom, however, are
Banner'. is only supposed to be in
his castle, as he has been missing for
several days.
His man Friday was not up a tree.
He only felt "high" when he saw the
soldiers. The story of his being
white is positively denied.
Ministers did not lead charges,
plying on harps and lyres. Two of
thqm "charged' each other with be
The &ingot females was to punish
some girls fur listening—a revenue
on female curiosity ta pity — thly• • ek•
penses of the war.
The 10,000 Irish infantry in arms
appear to have been ten Irish infants,
who were being carried out in the
arms of their mothers for an airing.
They "wear drilling" in warm weath
Instead of the miners rising and
pumping the mines full of water,
Norwegian creek rose and filled some
The heavy.firing - heard:o4 the 27th
was Jame Co± and Jab 'Green'
shooting pigeons.w. Lawton's.
and the line of battle was the crowd
who witnessed the proceedings.
400 men, not 400 ieginientn, were
sent to Schuylkill county.
The crowds of .minors in the streets
wore children going home from
It seems that a gentleman in a sa
loon expected a few. more glorious
"bottles, not "battles,' as reported.
The only meehanics striking for
wages are the bla,cksmiths and stone
cutters, who 'strike' Constantlyliviien
at work.
An Irishman Aid;9ot toaqt, o.§ept p ubvt
manor) a spear .The two drank etoaW
"to, the Old Dart." The Irish woman
only said it was "hot enough
wood pile to burn a nigger, using that
horrid axe."
Special Dispatch. to the inquirer.:i
POTTSVILLE, May .38th, - , 1.865.
There has been no rioting in
kill county:
vir. It is very well remembered
that the abandoned and confiscated
lands in the South were promised to
the soldiers. How that promise is
being fulfilled may be gathered from
the following. Cameron, Chairman
of the Republican State Committee:.
Wade, .Republican Senator from Ohio;
and Doolittle, .Republican Senator
frOm Wisconsin, are pretty-soldiers,
but their anxiety to have , the South
ern Estate's Confiseate.d-J:s::i6of
The Port Royal New South says; 'at': the Gov
ernment sale of abandoned plantations on and,
near Copper River, Col. Leabroolt's plantation
of 700 acres was bought by S. Cameron, B. F.
Wade, and James N. Doolittle, for $2,700. The
United States became proprietor of several plan
In this connection it must be remembered
that persons cannot visit the places -where these
sales occur without special period& -vil3ieh are al
most exclusively granted Office' bolding Re
publicans, leaving competition frona any other
quarter quite out of the question. '
The 700 acres alluded to is probably'' Swell
worth $lOO,OOO, and the soldiers who have se
cured it to the Government oatfiet it 'Wel have
no doubt, by paying into the ; pockets of those
privileged Republicans fen 'or tifteen.,hundred
per cent. on their investment.
Boys Shot—To then!:
On Sunday night, a few minutes be
fore 8 o'clock, the report of a gun
was heard, in the npigh; . -ho,roo:oDij
Erisrnan's Sa.ldon, corner of Front
Locust streets, , Columbia,,.foupyed
soon after by screams of distress. j .ft
appears that a number of sn3allboys,
two of them 'sons . of Mr: Eriaman,
proprielfor of the saloothvl the Otl-.
er children of Mrs. r el gra Dick.
inson and Mr. Charles Rafw t lings, were
playing in Mr. Eristuan'syard, when
Mr. E.'s eldest son, a lad of ten or
eleven years, went into :the , Salcien
and came to the back door with a gun
in his band. tie told the boys
was going to shoot thorn, and' imtne
diately drew up the gun and fired,
the whole load taking effect, upon,
four of the boys. Mr. E.'s second
son was killed almost instantly,, re
ceiving Some sixty-seven shot 4 in dif-,
ferent panta•,,of.his hotly. -.The "sonCof
Mrs. Felix, aged „6 or 7
,years, ; Ives
shot in the abdomen and lingered
until this morrii4gat 7. teekiele, - when
death put an end,to.his sufferings.—
The son of Mrs.. Die in son was not
seriously woundeittand •Mr. Wwlings'
son received but OA' sliot-penetrs.t
ing his- - breast. ,The gun wasAerit4
loaded for the purpose.of killing rats,
and the lad who fired it was not a
ware of its being loaded. DQptity
Coroner Hunter held an inquest o,n
the bodies of young Erisman and. Fe
lix this morning. The affair has eau's
ed a general gloom in Columbia.--
Lancaster lntelligencer, June 5.
Thursday, the barber: at the Phila
delphia Almshouse was poisoned by
.one of the inmates of that institution
and died from the effects thereof in a'
short.time. The man who gave the
barber the paison bad .got shaved,
and as a compensation gave the-bar
ber aconite mixed with syrup. :The - V
both partook, ofthe mixture, but the
man who gave the4oison took an ,
emetic, and, in .the,,:evening .was,,re=
covering. It is said that the - poison
was got out of a cellar of the 'Alms
house, appropriated for the' storage
of medicines, &c. •
.. A fire broke out on Friday in
Nashville in an immense buildingoill
ed with government stores, and 'One
half the structure was consumed.—,
Several dwellings were, also destr6Y-'
ed, and two or three per Son are:sup :
posed to have perished in - the'llanies.:
The loss is estimated at•from eight Lb
ten milliOnS'of dollars.
The ordnance building, at, Chattg
nouga exploded On Friday !sit caus
ing the destrudtion 'of .thW,:govern
recut warehousei. From ten to firl
teen persons were killed or wounded.
Both fires are supposed to !laic
bean caused by sparks from lonotno
Stir A case was tried in Cleveland
before the United. States court against::
Wm. Ewing, Postmaster at Huth
Prairie ; Wood county, on indictmet
for stoaling s a watch from the
The evidence was circumstantiaf en
tirely, but of such a nature as to make
a very strong case, and one, proba
bly, w hi c h would produce conviction.
At the last moment, the defendant
introduced his daughter as a witness
who swore that her mother was the
robber. The defendant of course was
acquitted, but at the expense _of ex
postrig his wife's guilt.
ea:- The work upon the Capitol
extension at Harrisburg is going on,
nand : the foundation walls are already
I'p' u'The extension is made in the
rear of the : .edified fronting towards
the canal, and is intended for Con-
Mittoo rooms on the first floor and
for the State Library on the second.
The election on the adoption
of the new State Constitution of Mis
souri, held in that . State last Monday resulted prohable majority of
5,000 aggitist :the Constitution.
he- The hills - of McKean, .-Penn
sylvania, are covered with a plant
claimed to f bc a ,successfal competitor
of the Chinese tea. A quantity of it
will be in rnarkd the coming:lo=n.
tigk. Monroe, "Michigan; in said to
have eighty-two marriageable girls ;
and only three single men.: •
The ploughman's is a danger
ous occupation around:''RiChtrAind.
and Petersburg; hdeause : 'of '6 ilex
pence of our goyernment, after tho
army disbanded, it is estimated will
be four hundred' millions a year, - 'lit,.
used to be ninety-mi t lions. Char:go,
thiPiiiiteethia ad 1111Egt: di t aff'
South Carolina
-The New York Tribune has paid
OA. Mund'(Who:was One of Gov-:3
ezTor Soymoni's ':agtitnts , tov.tellect
proiy votes laiir . the
Bunt Of 5506
and :'made public retraction of a'.!
charge - Chem macie that Mundy Wa Ft a
forger of Democratic oicliers' hallotFi.
Mundy had been imprisoned by Stan.:
ton on this false charge. Thus, time ,
makes all things even.
lam,, The Wrashingian correspon
dent of the Springfield, Mass., Re.
publican @ciao) writep "gresident
RTo.uNsor? ithe-'„ (lifter . day 1: t0 T 1,.. , a
prominent Republican, 'There's a
class of :men_ aln : qdy) ti raaily4hritat
the negro "at me whatever
they're not pal isfied with knytbine.l"'.'
etr A man who foi two venwa we t s
purser of the Corded
exaCe! privateer
Alabama, has .be
flee; Washi L ilgton — . (":
DRY 00040
AT ~ ? t;' i <'
G*32.. , 6t03 1 L• .bmeitiz - Wit.±:oxNa,
(.RAHER' SVIE 06K,) :;'
Cumberland Street, :Lebanon ,
4-1 ALL and seektho larlreatitlid lit#,ttaigeotelPeicok n
1„,) SPRING AND . strmmtß GOODS, and at the low
est price,,- - Cheatler-than the cheapest, ed cheap is to
astonish the world,.; acd.seo for yonreelves. •
All Shades of 64.ti1l wool detains, , • . •
dO 34 all wool detains,
do - 3-4 all woolebepard
do . -,f134,8:113. popliiiqs " #. -
do ,54,panIde
do '54 moliaira,,
54 Mancboder dolaina,
54 Pp.eise
84 Lancastirilalettnii‘
Dress goods of ali descriptions. .
Ladies' coats, circulars and basquos, .
do fancy and black silks.
A full line calico at all prices.
do bleached me lie, at nil prices,`...
do unbleacbed do' do
Best assortment of Thibets, 'Dreaming 4ral
of Summer shades.
All kinds and prides of 'Ticking, flannels, Balufamla,
hosiery, Hoop;Skirte,. Umbrellas,. Jcp.,Ece, .
Rieutiemen near. , +
A tall 'fine eh' ',CLOTHS, CASSIREABS, SATTI.
NETS, VESMIGS, Jean's, Bottorades, all prices and
very cheap. • .
Best Stock of MOURNING GOODS in. the country,
as we pay particular attention to tbieDepartment.
54 Black all wool delains, Very cheap.
34 do ;* ,do •
54 do Canton cloth do
5-4 do Persian sloth •* • do, - • f
5.4 do — sdiiacco, ~ do
54 do ' bombazines * do
do r crap veils;
'zone veils' " "
N../V IdnderYTgleives;4e.a
1. Groceries Sruour
. -Nolassas .
Spices, 4r,c' ) all at LO - PRICES
4 • W W'
Ate' Call onlk and , and :look th 12.
rough Aar Large
and well Selected Atock.of hoodsoltd,gel l tbuprices r aer,
tis no tioubl&in,show Qoslia A ii .istoo43& 4ss
"Small Profits;,anck.,•Quick :Salesr ana
Lebanon _
, ;'/aY ;0, 8 041V . -P. Y.
' S
: " , ,L k e c lo t to
4 1.)
Market Square, AeAraitoq,
Rae just peeiveir ' , a* ( 'ConeraK Aslielllrt i Of.
queensware, dice.
WHIMS will be sold int the redlicedirprniel "of
Particplernttentlon_is directed* his large assort. -
mental* • • '
Ladies' Spring. Coats, and
Hoop Skirts:
Which for quality, price and variety, are not to be
119.-Purehasers are respectfully invited , to =entitle
hie stock before purchasing elsewhere.
P. S.—CASll.paid,for all Ends of Conntry , Prednee:
Lebanon, .441[19, 1869. ,
Winter ArrAng:oll4 T
NOVEMBER 7th, 1864.
;=1- -
. ,
irrt GREAT TRUNK.. LINE, 211.0410,11 E ROWED AND
"Ur North-West forePHILADMPER - A, NEW-YORK,
BASTONote., Ao; "2, r 7.4 . .
TrainsTetivellirrisintrg,toiNew York,,as follows . ;, At
3,ooand 8:15 A. M and P. M., arriviikAt'fty
York at 10 A. M. and 2.45 and' 10.00 P. 54.",,,- - paesbig,
Lebanortat 3.53;9:08 A. M.; and 2.50
-The above connect with similar Tinnia on 'the
ailyania Rail Road, and' Sleeping Care 'acCoMi l ltuy. th' e
first two tra ins, without change. '.
Leave for Reading, Petteville,
Allentown and Philadelphia 8.15' `2,:.'llr,`and 1.45
• P . . 14., stopping at Lebanon and prinnipal,Btationa only
„Passing Lebanon et 9.08 A. 15.1.,1titd
m a y Trains, stopping at all pointsi'it - 7.25' A. M. and '
4.40 P. M., Passing Lebanenbt. and 5.53
P. 51;. Returning : 'retWKNOWriZerli - - ( at 9 A.
noon, and 7.00 P. Philinfellitilitlit 8 A. 31. and 3.30
; Pottsville at 8.50 2.35 P. M. ; Tama.
'qua, at 8.10 A, M.-and 2.15 P. 51.; and Reading at - 1
.midnight, 7.35 andlo.4BA. 1.38 and -6.05 •.
passing Lebanon at 2.00,-144, 11.58 A. M., and 2.35 and
.7.241'. M. . •
Reading Accommodation Train : --Leaves Readideat ,-,
8 - 3 _,O;A A. Mu.returntrig- from Philadelphia at 4.39
viin,,..nallaißailroad Trains leave Reading at 6.40 Mid
it A. ni.-ftw i ßphrata,•Litisi Columbia, &c. -• •
On Sundays,:. Leave Now York at 7 P. 51., Philadel. ,•
phis 3 . 1 5 P. M.,.Pottsville 7.30 A. M., Tamaqua 7 Ai M.-
Itarrieburg 8.15 A. M., passing Lebanon at 9.08 A. M.,
.and Reading at 12 midnight, for Ilarrifilnirg, passing
Lebanon at 1.05 A. 51,
'Oninnuitatitn.,ltileage, Season,' Scheel. and Exeur--
Ilion Tickets to and from all points, at reduced Rates.
Baggage - n*l4nd tbrongh : 80 pounds.allewed each
pais:anger. • -
General Superintendent,
y era tie r 23,
_I. Mg between C. C. LOWER and 11. W. RANA.; in
the Wholesale Tobacco' Businese, uneer the
' flem'of
LOWER & RANK, le this, day dissolved by! , mitual
consent. The business of the late firm o beliettled by
either of the partners at En. 346 North , Thita'St. •
RANK, of theilate; firal o I
f Lotrii, Itenh,o
wilt eoutihue the ISuEritthsh as 4
,hetetofore, at ecne .
place. • W. RANK, ,
Philadelphia, July TEO