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G. ifc G. K. FRYSISGEH, Editor*.
Wednesday, June 19, 1867.
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The Copperhead Convention.
During a gloomy period in the rebellion,
when Lee's rebel army was overrunning
the lower counties of this State robbing
and plundering the people almost indis
criminately, a body of men calling them
selves the Democratic Convention assem
bled at Harrisburg, and looked withal
most stoical indifference on the state o(
our National affairs. They talked and
prated about the " Constitution," hut they
had no warm words of condemnation of
the rebellion—no cheering words to our
gallant soldiers who were enduring the
hardships and privations of war for the
sake of our government and its very ex
istence. Judge Woodward had delivere 1
his infamous opinion that the government
could not enforce drafts—Franklin Pierce
had pronounced his oration almost openly
justifying the rebellion —Seymour of Con
necticut had openly defied the govern
ment —the New York World, Daily News
and other papers, were preparing the pub
lic mind for the triumph of the rebellion
—and Vailandigham and his tools were
ready to take arms against the nation. A1 i
this was called "democracy but honest
men of that party stood aghast at this
spectacle of perfidy and treason, and cast
ing aside the traitors they fell into the
Union ranks and thus saved our country
from ruin and anarchy, if not from slave
rule. Last week many of the same men
who attended the infamous convention of
1863 again met at Harrisburg under the
samespecious name, and nominated Judge
S bars wood of Philadelphia as their can
didate for Supreme Judge. They also
passed a string of highsounding resolu
tions, in which the Union of the States is
declared perpetual and the Federal Gov
ernment supreme; defending the right of
all the States to representation in Con
gress; opposing negro suffrage by act of
Congress or an amendment to tfie State
Constitution; charging the Republican
party with infidelity in not passing a tar
iff bill; charging the same party with
usurpation in thegovernineutof the rebel
States, etc.; charging the Republican
members of the late Legislature with par
sing unwise laws; asserting the depend
ence of the Copperhead party upon the
newspaper press, for due force and useful
ness; thanking Chief Justice Woodward
for the manner in which he discharged
the duties of his office, and pledging sup
port to the nominee of this Convention.
Among the leading spirits in the con
vention were Judge Black, who as Bu
chanan's Attorney General, could find
nothing in the Constitution to preserve
the Union hv force as Andrew Jackson
did; Win. A. Wallace, who opposed drafts
during the war and last year advised de
serters and skedaddlers that they had as
good a right as any soldier to vote, togeth
er with many others who during the re
bellion were ready to give more aid and
comfort to the enemy than to the govern
ment. Now as then, they consider all the
measures taken to preserve us as a nation
usurpations; now as then, they consider
a white rebel as more deserving than a
loyal black ; now as then, they condemn
what the people said was right; and now
as then applaud tiie men whoso doctrines
would have annihilated us as a nation, or
made the Northern workiugmen mere
serfs to Southern aristocrats. When the
people again trust this Vailandigham
crew, they will deserve all the evils that
will follow the repudiation of the Nation
al Securities and a general restoration of
the rebel element to power—for those!
measures are without doubt in their pro
The attention of our readers is called to
the political letter of Gen. Longstreet in
gular that while prominent rebels fully
luiderstand their position and advise sub
mission, Johnson's Attorney General is
doing his best to keep up disorder at the
South, just as Black prostituted the Con
stitution and laws under Buchanan to
produce and foster rebellion. We think
we never read apiece of greater imbecility
than the last opinion got up to order bv
Johnson's Attorney General, as a speci
men of which we give a single poiut. The
act of Congress says that one year's resi
dence shall enlitle any one to be register
ed as a voter. Common sense would say
that this meant a year immediately pre
ceding, yet this " learned lawyer" has the
effrontery to say that this year can be
made up in parts, so that a rebel who was
absent 11 months anil 26 days need he
there but one day, or if he resided in either
Htate thirty years ago lie need hut return
to entitle him to registration!
Bic&" The fate of Maximilian is undeter
mined. He is a captive and has been
awarded a trial before the civil tribunals.
There can scarcely be a doubt of his con
viction—as there can be none of his guilt.
The Forgery Sailed.
The subjoined note was sent to the Hun- j
tingdon Monitor for its issue of the sth,
but did not appear in that paper until the
12th. Mr. McDivitt it will be seen gives
an unequivocal denial to the reception of
any such note, or anything similar to it.
and thus places the misnamed Monitor j
and its witnesses in about the same situa
tion the rebel iron clad was previous to
being blown up:
JOURNAL. & AMERICAN OFFICE, \ j
June 3, 1867. /
J. S. CORNMAN, Esq.
Dear Sir: In your issue of May Ist
you publish the following note which you i
allege was left in this place by Mr. Mor-j
On Train. April 21,1567. j
the best arrangement you eauwith Miller.
Wallace or Africa, anv one yoa n ime mi.l 1 e eon
firn.ei. " Xus'l. J. Morrell.
In last week's issue you re-publish the!
same, changing ilie date to the 18th, and
alleging that it was directed to me. A
sense of duty, alike to yourself and Mr.
Morreil impels me to iniform you that no
such note was every received by me, nor
anything similar to it, either in language j
ur purport, and that its publication is an
act uncalled for injustice which de-i
inands ret raction. I shall, if called upon,
be conipcllc! to testify to thaabove state
ment, but trii-t that an early correction '
of the error, on your part, may prevent
so disagreeable a necessity.
* It. MCDIVITT.
The Journal also fires off a sixty-four
pounder into the ribs of the concern that
itas been vainly endeavoring to implicate
Mr. Morreil in work appertaining to pat
ent democracy. That paper, alluding to
one of the principals of the Monitor estab
lishment, makes the following charges:
"You could not have considered our
touch so very polluting when you sought,
not lmig since, to effect that 'little arrange
ment' by which a certain man in this
town was to he ousted from the position
of Revenue Assessor, amiyourowii honest
self appointed. Do you not remember
flow confidently you assured us that 'you
had the tiling all right, and that it only
required the endorsement of the JOURNAL
A Nil AMERICAN* to secure your arrange
ment V' Your argument, too, was a very
forcible one, appealing to our cupidity,
our sense of wrong and injury, and in fact
to all of tlie old Adam within us. You
remember liow you represented to us that
'we we re under no obligations tot hep resent
incumbent; that he had injured us, and
was no friend of ours—a fact which, how
ever inexplicable, we were compelled to
admit—and that you would do the fair
thing if we would only consent to have
him removed and yourself appoint.' We
could not but admire your logic and admit
the force of your argument, but could not
quite see the honesty of your intentions nor
consent to lower the dignity of our man
hood by an alliance with so despicable a
character as yourself."
This is rather turning the tables, and
proves the old adage anew that those
who live in glass houses ought not to
The Democrat says if Johnson errs it
is through Christian charity and kind
heartedness. That paper thought other
wise when he was inaugurated.
Several Maryland rebels have brought
suit again-! Union men for destroying;
their property during the war. Treason
is to be made odious we suppose by pun
ishing Union men.
The Democrat thinks the republicans
would hang everybody who differed with
them, if they had a chance. They had
riie chance, and yet the three editors of
the Democrat are still living.
Jef Davis has been dabbling in Canadi
an politics already, lu a speech made
the other day he expresses his hope that
the British llag may always wave along
the lakes of our country, and that Cana
d i may forever remain a part of the
The Democrat's statement that the boy
who bid on Johnson's portrait in derision,
under the impression that it was the mar
tyred Lincoln, is not correct. The boy
was a republican, and it was afterwards
taken by one of the faithful's sons, who
no doubt thought it was a horse.
A daring and successful robbery was
perpetrated in New York on Tuesday
morning, by which the fur warehouse of
Oppcnheim & Co. lost 61.5,000 worth of
otter skins. The skins were in five large
hogsheads, and how they could be carted
away without being seen by the two po
licemen on the heat and the private watch
man is a mystery. One thousand dollars
reward has been offered for the recovery
of the goods, or a proportionate amount of
A Democratic journal in Indiana, the
Evansvilie Daily .Sentinel on the Border,
advocates the nomination of Robert E.
Lee as the Democratic candidate f<r Pres
ident in 186.8. The editor contends that
" Lee is the first choice of a grand army
of Democrats in the North, who are not
afraid to urge his claim before the coun
try for that position for which God espe-l
ciuily endowed him. The timid men of
the party may tremble when liis name is:
spoken, but the brave applaud."
The democratic press tries hard to make
it appear that a money crisis is approach-!
ing. We think differently. Many spec-j
ulators in goods and articles which are j
entirely too high and must come down, j
will break as they ought to; others who !
are living beyond their means will fail; |
but as a general thing we believe there is !
less indebtedness among the masses than I
ever. Heavy debts ought to be avoided
in all eases nowadays, unless the road to
repay them is clear as human foresight
can make it.
At the February term of the Circuit
Court of Lexington, Kentucky, a young
man named Bowlin was tried on an in
dictment for stealing money from a negro,
and was convicted on negro testimony.—
The ease was carried to the Appellate
Court, and the judgment of the lower tri
bunal was reversed—■whether because it is
a degradation to the white race to convict
one of its members ujxin negro testimony,
or beeaiu.se it is no offence for a white man
to steal from a negro in Kentucky, the pa
per making the joyful announcement does
The Republicans of Illinois arc
triumphant in the recent Judicial election
in that .State. The Democracy is beaten:
out of sight. The same disastrous result!
awaits that party in Pennsylvania at the
approaching election for Judge of the Su
esT" The Greeks are reinforcing the
Christian army in Candia.
Btej" Niagara Falls is infested with bur
glars, pickpockets and gamblers.
General Grant will visit Gettys
burg, on the 20th instant.
$300,000 arrived at St. Joseph, Mo.,
on Friday, from Fort Benton.
fiejy- The Evangelical Lutheran Synod
of Pennsylvania and adjacent States, met
at Lebanon, Pa., last week.
B??L>One hundred clerks are about to be
discharged from the Treasuary and Quar
termaster's Department, at Washington.
BF%~A brutal prize tight took place at
Aquia creek, Va., on tin* 13th, between
Aaron and Collyer. Aaron was the vic
Pat'" Cory don, the informer, whocaused
the capture of the Fenians at Dungarvon.
Ireland, was attacked by a mob at Water
ford, Ireland, and barely escaped death.
feajr" A brute in human form was ar
rested in Jersey City,oil Friday, for throw
ing his wife out doors, and then jumping
and dancing on the prostrate woman's
Ttfjv . A Washington paper has authori
ty to state that our military commanders
have no right to remove civil officers,and
this, it intimates, is the decision arrived
at by a majority of the Cabinet.
Difficulties with the Indians are
being experienced at Fort Randall. On
the 3d inst., the Fort was attacked by
hostile savages, one white man was killed,
and thirty-seven horses stolen.
Heury Bundy determined to kill
his wife, and then himself, at New York,
on Thursday night. He failed in the for
mer etlort, but succeeded in the latter.
Mrs. Bundy was not seriously injured.
ESaU On Sunday morning last an at
tempt was made by a robber or robbers to
steal the melodeon from the Sabbath
School room of the Cumberland street
(Dr. Hume's) Baptist church, in Norfolk.
BF?L,The proposed substitution of petro
leum for coal as fuel, under steam boilers,
was practically tested in Boston harbor
on Friday, on board the United State
steamer l'alos. The experiment was em
Brif" A freed ma n lately fished up a tor
pedo below Charleston, S. and trying
to break it open with a hatchet, it explo
ded, blowing him to atoms. Two other
negroes were blown into the river and
killed, and two more mortally wounded.
BSif A gentleman in Charlestown, Va.,
fastened up u lien iri a bee-hive to prevent
her hatching, and then forgot all about
it. This was some six weeks ago, and tin
other day some use being found for the
bee-hive, it was opened, and the hen found
alive, but considerably "reduced in flesh."
BftU The Harrisonburg Register an
nounces the death, at his re-itlenee, near
Cross Keys, Rockingham county, Vir
ginia, on Friday, the 24th of May, after
an illness of ten weeks, of Rev. John J.
Harshberger, a minister of the Tunkcr
Church, aged 61 years, 7 months and 18
®?Eb,The most unhappy person in the
world is the Dyspeptic. Everything looks
dark and gloomy; he feels "out of sorts"
with himself and everybody else. I.ifei
:i burden to him. This can all be chang
ed by taking Peruvian Syrup (a protoxide
of iron). Cases of 27 years standing have
been cured by it.
I !.*„ A jumpingmatch for two thousand
dollars took place at Allegheny city, on
Tuesday, between Robert Way* of Pitts
burgh, and N. P. Bortli--, of New York.
Each man jumped with iron weights,
twenty pounds, in each hand. The dis
tances made were as follows: Robert
Way, 12 feet 5j inches; N. P. BortJes, 12
feet 2A inches.
863" Charles O'Conner, Jcf Davis' lead
ing counsel, has written a letter to a mem
ber of the boffius Constitutional Conven
tion now sitting in Maryland, that the
amendment to the U. S. Constitution
abolishing slavery is invalid and of no
efi'e<-t, and, of course, slavery is still legal
ly in existence in all the Southern States.
We have no doubt that this is the real
A Radical candidate for the Louis
iana State Convention has just been mur
dered at his home, in Natchitoches parish,
under circumstances of peculiar atrocity,
which disclose the terrible social and po
litical condition of that section of the
country. The murderers were nephews
of Governor Wells, just removed, and one
of them was on the Supreme bench of the
State under his uncle's puerile adminis
£sa>" The fearful cattle disease has bro
ken out again in England, and with
renewed virulence. Our stock dealers
cannot he too careful in refusing all ini
ported live stock from any quarter. A
wholesale slaughter of aniiiialsalonesup
pressed this terrible plague last year, but
it seems lias not eradicated it.
ETu Mr. Greeley in the Tribune a few
days since said that there were in the
Southern States not less than (wo in idioms
of "implacable rebels"—who are just as
disloyal now as they were during the war,
who are jusf as ready to burn negro school
houses. insult female teachers, and perse
cute loyal men as tiiey ever were, and who
"must be suppressed ordriven out" before
the country can have any solid peace, in
asmuch as they "cannot possibly be won
over to loyalty." A writer in the Nation
very naturally inquires what efl'eet Mr.
Greeley's pet project of a universal am
nesty is to have upon this irredeemable
mass of persistent rebels, and how he
reconciles his advocacy of it with his
opinion of the real character and influence
of these two millions. The question
seems to be something of a puzzle. Per
haps Mr. Greeley will find time, now that
all the doorkeepers of the Constitutional
Convention have been appointed, to give
it a little of his attention.—A'. V. Times,
Trial of Seirrall.
WASHINGTON, June 15, 1867.
But little progress was made with the
trial of Surr.itt to-day. Judge Cartter,
who presides at the June term of the
Criminal Court, is expected this evening.
There will be a question raised at the
opening of the court on Monday as to
whether the jury already sworn is com
petent to act in the case. The trial, how
ever, will be vigorously prosecuted by the
Government. A powerful array of evi
dence for the prosecution has been obtained
and new witnesses are constantly being
brought forward. The Government has
not suffered by the delay in the ease. On
the contrary, the counsel for the prosecu
tion assert that their position has rather
been strengthened by it. Witnesses are
now here who will prove Surratt's pres
ence in Washington on the night of the
assassination. His supposed absence
from the city that night was one of the
strong points upon which the defence re
lied. It is also believed that a chain of
evidence will he established showing Jef
Davis' connection with the plot to murder
President Lincoln. The counsel for the
Government have been very earnest and
industrious in making up the case. While
District Attorney Carrington and Judges
Edwards and Pierrepont have been repre
senting the ease ill court, Hon. John A.
Bingham, of Ohio, and Hon. A. G. Rid
del I, of this city, who are retained as as
sistants, have been gathering and arrang
ing testimony. VAluable assistance has
also been rendered by the Bureau of Mil
itary Justice, over which Judge Holt pre
sides. There can le little doubt but that |
the prosecution will be able to fasten such :
(evidences of guilt upon the prisoner as to
isecure his conviction.
Murder and Suicide in If. York.
NEW Yokk, J line 10.—On Sunday night'
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred King, residiugat No.
; 30 East Nineteenth street, retired to their:
sleeping apartment, and as they did not
make their appearance to-day at the usual
hour, a servant proceeded to their joom
and discovered the husband and wife ly
ing dead in a bed which was covered with
blood. A pistol was found in the bed,
three c hambers of which had i>een dis
charged. It is supposed that King first
shot his wife, having previously given
her chloroform, and then killed himself.
General Custer, in his expedition
into the Indian country, has been peculi
arly unfortunate —not that the savages
have fought and defeated him— but thati
so many of his men are deserting. It ap
peal's that 3* Ml, with their horses and entire!
outfits, have deserted, and though this
wholesale disappearance has all taken
place within a month, the entire force be
ing only from 1,600 to 2,01)0 strong. It
requires only a simplecaleulation to show
just how long General Custer's army can
withstand this new enemy. Desertion
has always been epidemic in the armies
on tiie Plains, and no adequate remedy
has yet been proposed for it.
No, nor will be as long as Andrew
Johnson pardons rebels by wholesale, and
copperhead judges of the Supreme Court
of this State decide that all a deserter has
to do is to keep clear of arrest during a
war, after which he can return and be as
good a citizen as the best soldier that ever
!shouldered a musket.
- The fourth volume of the "Diamond
Dickens," containing Nicholas Niekleby,
incomparably the best edition of the com
plete works of the greatest living novelists
yet undertaken in America, and in many
respects comparing favorably with the
; finest English editions of those works,
and to lie commended for the cheapness
; with which it isatlbrded, has been receiv
ed l'rom Messrs. l ick nor & Fields, Bos
ton. Of the novel itself it is unnecessary
to say much. It is of the author's earlier
wo! ks, .and perhaps it is the niostmassive
of them all. Its appearance made him
free of the literary guild. Many passages
in it are not surpassed bv the best of his
; subsequent writings, anu there is a tragic
depth in some of the incidents that it is
not easy to parallel. Probably no one of
Mr. Dickon's stories hits furnished more
characters that have become fixtures in
the mind than Nicholas A "ickULy. John
Browdie, 'Tilda Price, Newman Noggs,
Mr. Mantaliui, Ralph Niekleby, Tim
I.inkinwater, the brothers < 'heeryble, the
Crummies family, (with a special place
for "the Phenomenon,") Arthur Gride,
Sinike, all the Squeerses, Miss La Cree
vey, and Miss Knag, are they not just as
well known to us all as if we had met
them all time and again during the last
thirty years, which is about the date of
their first appearance on the stage of life?
While speaking of this edition of Dick
ens's writings, we may mention that the
publishers have honorably established
their right to use it, Ity sending to the au
thor a large sum of money, the receipt of
which that gentleman has acknowledged
in the most courteous terms, thus show
ing himself entirely satisfied with their
course. Their voluntarily liberal conduct
in all their transactions with foreign au
thors shows that they are utterly incapa
ble of ungentlemanly conduct, orof avail
ing themselves of mere legal advantages
in matters of business.
"The Pickwick Papers," "Our Mutual
Friend," "DavidCopperfield"and " Nich
olas Niekleby," have already been issued
in the " Diamond" edition. They will be
followed by a volume a month until the
series is complete.
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rocco cloth, with a gold medallion por
trait of the author, costs SI. 50 per volume.
An edition precisely similar in respect to
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Dickens" should find a place in every
house in the laud. The people who read
the great English humorist and moralist
can hardly fail to grow wiser and better.
These books can be obtained at book-
Mores generally, or on remitting the
amount to Messrs. Tick nor & Fields, Bos
ton, Mass., the publishers will forward
them to any direction, postage paid.
(ladry's Lady's Hook. —The July num
bet is the first of volume seventy-live, and
the thirty-eighth year of the hook, and
we do not feel that we are saying too
much when we pronounce it a.superb one.
The beauty of the engravings, selection of
fashions, ornamental work, and literary
matter cannot lie excelled. This is the
proper time to subscribe. $3 per annum.
L. A. Godey, Philadelphia.
Peterson's Magazine. —This Ladies'
monthly, for July, is on our table. In
j addition to the usual number of shorter
stories, the year 1X67 will contain four
original copy-righted Novelets. S2ayear
in advance. ('. J. Peterson, 300 Chestnut
At the Catholic Parsonage, Hunting
don, by Rev. (). P.Gallagher, JAMES
M<BKII>E and Miss ROSE COSTELLO, both
of Beedsville, Miffiin county.
in Decatur township, March 28th, 1867,
i by Esq. Daniel Snook, JACKSON RAGEK
and CATHARINE SHIEJ.INO.
On the Bth hist., FKA.VKIE MARION,
son of James and Itehecca Casner, aged 8
| years, 11 months and 24 days,
l" In Derry township, ROBERT KEEVER,
j Sen., in the 80th year of his age.
In Williamsburg, Biair county, June
3d, 1807. at the resilience of her daughter,
: Mrs. Eliza M. Stevens, Mrs. JULIAN PIN
NULE, widow of the Rev. Jesse Pinnell,
[of the Baltimore Conference, in the 82d
j year of her age. She was a worthy mem
■ ber of the M. E. Church for 67 years.
At the residence of his mother, near
Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa., on
Sunday morning, June 9tli, Capt. GRAN
VILLE P. SWOOPE, in the 32d year of his
| a k r e.
Ou the 221 ult., in Hanover, Mrs. RE
BECCA BARNITZ, aged 73 years, 3 months
and 5 days. This brief record announces
the death of an estimable and kind heart
ed woman who had secured the good will
and esteem of all who knew her. " Aunt
Becky" were words uttered in many
households for years that are past and
gone, and whether pronounced by those
who have seen the meridian of life, by
the young just entering its busy scenes as
men and women, by the boy or girl, or'
even by the lisping child, it was always'
with grateful remembrance, for few of all
endeared by the ties of kindred, or who
ever enjoyed her acquaintance, hut had
been indebted to her for many of those j
acts of kindness and good feeling which :
never fail tocreate impressions that neither
ti me nor change of scene can efface, G. F. i
O'orrcspomlcncc of the (Sasdte. '
A TRIP TO EI"KOPJE.
LETTER NO. 11.
Railroad Travel —Scenery—London—Ho-
vels —-People—Spurgeon—Crystal Pal
ace and Park —Kew Gardens—Off for
LONDON, May 21, 1867.
We arrived here from Liverpool on the
evening of the 18th, having traversed
proud little England from shore to shore
in a few hours. Thirty miles an hour is:
tlie ordinary rateof speed on the railroads
here. The tracks are more substantially
built than in our own country, and for
nearly their entire length are as straight
as the surveyor's line can make them. In
stead of the long cars used in America, the
English employ carriages, containing
three separate compartments, with doors
at the sides, a large number of which arej
attached to each train.
The country between Liverpool and
London, comprising the very heart of
England, is the finest, in UH agricultural
point of view, 1 ever looked upon. The
entire route at this season presents a mar
velous picture of verdureand beauty. The
rich iimi deep green of the fields, the haw
thorn hedges, the gardens, the beautiful
villas, the charming cottages, half cover
ed with eglantine and ivy, the little rail
way stations, built in very picturesque ami
endlessly varied forms —these and a hund
red other objects come into view in the
most rapid and ever changiugsuecession.
But I believe I promised your readers not!
to be poetical, and I shall have to leave;
the country and get hack to London, or;
they will begin to think I have forgotten
Well, here I am, in this great city, the!
largest in the world, said to contain 3,000,-
000 of inhabitants. Having been here but
a few days, I have of course seen but little!
of the world's metropolis. The public!
buildings, of which I have obtained a!
glimpse, are splendid specimens of archi
tecture and strength, looking as if they
were constructed to la<t to theend of time. I
Those built of marble soon turn black, the j
atmosphere being constantly filled with
the smoke from a million chimneys. The j
principal structures I have seen thus far
are the Parliament House, Westminster j
Abbey, and rit. Paul's Cathedral.
Our party is stopping at the United'
States Hotel, an old but finely kept house,
the proprietor iis well as the title of which
causes lis to fee! at home. In an English
hotel the usages are entirely different from
those which prevail in America. There
are no stated hours for meals, and no pub
lic room, except one for gentlemen. In
an American hotel there is no objection
to a little hustle rind life; in England, on
the other hand, the hotels are kept as still
and quiet as possible, the idea being to
make you feel just as if you were in your
own private house. Indeed, they are so
strictly private that a friend might he liv
ing in the same house v, itli you for a week,
and you would not know it.
The people of England appear to be
a gruff, good humored set. The women
all look alike, being stoutly built and
coarse-featured. I have not seen a pretty
one among them. The men, however,
are, as a general thing, handsomely form
ed, and possess good-looking features. On
the whole, 1 am very well pleased with
our English cousins.
My first day in London was tlie Sab
hath. Of course 1 went to hear Spurgeon,
who sustains the same reputation here
that Henry Ward Beecher does in Amer
ica. His church is called the " Taberna
cle." It is of oblong form, holds over
6000 persons, and on the occasion of my
visit was crowded to its utmost capacity.
It contains no organ, as the loudest tones
of such an instrument would be drowned
by the mighty sound of human voices
which arises from the vast congregation.
Such singing I never before heard. Spur
geon is a short, stout, coarse-looking Eng
-1 isliman. There is nothing prepossessing
in his appearance. His utterances are
plain, but he throws them at you with
a force that com pels you to feel all that he
says. His power as a pulpit orator seems
to lie in an originality of expression and
a deep earnestness of manner, combined
witii a voice of remarkable sweetness and
strength. I visited iiis Sun day school,
also, which contains about 1000 scholars.
On Monday we took the cars for the
" Crystal Palace and Park," situated sev
en miles from London. It is the old
building used for the World's Exhibition
of IX3I removed to this spot, and contains
specimens of natural history, pictures,
plants, ruins from ancient Pompeii,
Egypt, &c. The Park, in which the Pal
ace stands, is beautifully laid out, with
walks and fountains, and adorned with
every variety of flowers. We visited Re
gent Park, also, which is in tiie city, and
handsomely laid out in expensive lawns,
beautified with trees and shrubbery, some
thing like the New York " Central."
Tuesday we took the cars again, and
went seven miles from the city iii another
direction, to see tiie famous "Kew Gar
dens." These are the National Botanical
Gardens, containing specimens of almost
every tree and plant that has ever been
discovered. Gardening is here practised
on the most extensive scale. There are
: some twenty immense green houses, two
of them resembling the Crystal Palace
building. Upon entering some of them
i you would think that you had been sud
denly transported to Asia or Africa, so
dense are the artificial forests of palm,
j mahogany, and gigantic fern, that meet
j your view. Trees, plants, and flowers, of
I every variety and hue, are to be seen at
| every step you take in these wonderful
I gardens. You almost imagine yourself
in Paradise as your eyes feast upon the
gorgeous colors and your senses take in
the delightful perfume. To see this spot,
so beautified by nature and art, is in itself
worth a trip across the Atlantic.
To-morrow we will l>e ott" for Paris,
I where we will remain a few days only,
and then push on to Italy, wishing to
reach there before tiie weather becomes
too hot. My next letter will be written
from the French capital. Y'ours,
Tho Great Horse Remedy.—Charles L.
Smith, well known in the interior of this
State, thus testifies to the efficacy of Dr. R.
Martin's great Horse and Cattle Remedy,
the Excelsior Oil:
DR. MARTIN :—Few persons have had
larger experience with horses, their dis
eases and treatment, and the various rem
edies offered than myself, and those who
know me will believe me when 1 say, as
I do most unhesitatingly, that your Ex
celsior Oil is the most efficient remedy I
have ever employed. During the last trip
I made with my team one of my horses I
received a severe and extensive wound
from a kick immediately over and down
to the stifie joint. Desiring to make a j
point on my route I drove two days before
doinganything for his relief,during which ;
time his leg became enormously swollen I
and so powerless he w:is forced latterly toj
drag it after him. I commenced using J
the Excelsior Oil, commencing on Satur- \
day evening, and on Monday started with i
my wagon,theswellingand inllammation, j
and all troublesome symptoms removed. |
1 also with the same medicine healed a
large ulcer on the shoulder of my other j
horse in three days, driving him all the j
I regard your Excelsior Oil an une
qualed and invaluable medicine.
C. L. SMITH.
Lewistown, May 23d, 1867.
LEWIS-TOWN, June 19, 1867.
Eggs per dozen 15
Butrer per lb 15
We have no quotations for grain or dour.
FLOUR AND MEAL.—The market con
tinues in the same iul! ami unsatisfactory
state noted for some time past, but prices;
remain without quotable change; sßa9
per bbl. for superfine, ami s9alo for extra.
Rye Flour at ST per bbl.
GRAIN.—The Wheat market continues
very dull; Penna. red at 82 10a2 45, and
California at 82 SO. Rye at 81 40al 45.
Corn at 81 08. Oats TOaTlc.
The Cattie Market is dull, with a de
eline from last week of 81—1495 head of
<lnotat tons of (iovtiumrul Ilonds.
T. 8, 6s, JBBI, 112$ ( 113
Old IT. 8. 5-20S, 1862, 110 <■> 11>§
New I . 8.5-2' is, 1564, lOOjO 107
New " " May A Nov. 1865, 107 ("1071
New •' " Jul v& J an. 1865, 100)( 109|
10-40 Bonds, * 100 @loo]
7-30s, August, 106 f<t!lo6}
7-30s, June, 105|( 106
7-30s. Julv, 105|fn hHi
Gold, 137 (" i 8/1
djOfl no —Mala and
St'AK SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINE. It is adapt
ed fur fi.mily u.-e and Taiioruii: It 'nikr- a stitch j
slike on Ic.tli Milr*. Price only I'U I.N i V DOLLARS, j
Kxlrt-ordinsry inducement.- to Agents. For full par
ticulars, address DC.MO NT A WILSON.
jul9-3m* t>3(t Arch St.. Phtla.. Pa. '
I IVMIIAL BTATENEKT oftheac
-1 \ countsof Lewistown Common Bchool
Receipts and Expenditures for the pear
ending June 1, 1867.
Gross amount of Duplicate, $3722 92
Deduct Exonerations sl2l 01
" Collectors Corn's 180 17 301 18
Net amount of Duplicate 83121 74
Add rent received for lot 71 00
Add Btute Appropriation 323 40
Paid to 12 Teachers 832 00) av'ge
per month, each for eight
months 83078 00
Exchange of Books and
Contingencies 720 3S
Balance on hand 17 76
OW is the time for every farmer tose
-i > cure to himself a good, reliable Ba
rometer. A farmer may save several times
its eost in a single harvest, and then it
will last for a lifetime. It is estimated by
our scientific men, that many millions of
dollars are annually lost, which might be
saved by a general use of a good Barome
ter. Send for a circular. Also, the great
SASH DROPPER AND LOCK,
which should be on every window in the
land. Cheap, durable and easily attached.
All persons building houses would further
their own interest by calling to see the
model, before purchasing any window
spring in existence. We have also a large
and complete assortment of
Dress Goods, Groceries, Queens
ware. Tinware, Leather, Drugs,
and a general assortment of everything
kept in a Country Store. All of which we
wiil sell at the very lowest rates.
Calico from 11 to 18 cts.; Bleached Mus
lin from 10 to 2-5; Unbleached Muslin from
121 to 20; Chambrasat23cts.;aiid allother
goods in proportion.
Country produce of all kinds taken in
exchange for goods, at our new Cheap
Store at White Hall. Come one, come all
and we will wait on you in a gentlemanly
manner. WM. J. FLEMING,
jul9-3t Menno, Mitllin county, Pa.
Look out for Us, as we are Com
ing once more, with a
A\7"E are prepared to sell Goods at the
f T lowest market prices, lower tliau be
fore the war.
If you want good
Sugars at 11 to 16,
Coffees at 28 to 30,
Rice at 13,
Syrups at 15 to 30 qt,.
Go to BITTEN HOUSE & MeKINNEY'S.
If you want good Teas of ail kinds go to
R A McK.
If you want good Spices of all kinds, go to
K. A McK.
If you want a good quality of Honey, go to
K. & M K.
If you want the best
Corn Starch, Concentrated Lye,
Washing Soaps, Toilet Soaps,
Canned Fruits, &e..
Go to K. & McK.
If you want to buy good white Muslin, yard
wide, at 15 cents, go to R. & McK.
If you want Calieos, at 10 to 18 cents, go to
If you want good goods of all kinds, such as
Ginghams at iC to 25,
Brown Muslins at 10 to 23,
Delaines, 25, (old prices.)
including Dress goods, the best of ail kinds.
Go to R. & McK.
For Flannel, Ticking, Crash, Table Diaper,
Linen, with a variety of other goods, go to
R. & McK.
TO THE LADIES
If you want good Cotton Hose, at 15 to 30,
Go to R- A McK.
If you want good Notions of all kinds, go to
R. t McK.
Gentlemen, if you want Cotton Socks, at 12$
cts , Paper Collars of all kinds, Linen Col
lars, got up for the summer, at 5 cents, go to
R. t McK.
If you want good
Cotton Pants Stuff,
Cassimers and Cloths,
Go to R, t McK.
If you want Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
go to R. A McK.
If you want good Fish of all kinds, go to
R A McK.
If you want to find a good stock of goods of
all kinds, go to R. A MCK.
Thankful lor past favors, and hoping a con
tinuance of the same, we remain,
RITTENHOUSE & MCKINNEY.
Lewistown, June 19, 186/ tf
4 I IHTOK'S NOTICI7.— The um
J\. del-signed, Auditor, appointed by the
Orphans' Court of Mifflin county, to dis
tribute the balance in the hands of Elisha
Bratton, surviving administrator of the
estate of William Erwiti, deceased, will
attend to the duties of his appointment,
on Tuesday, July 9th, 1867, at 10 o'clock,
a. in., at his otUce in Lewistown. All
persons having claims will present them
or be debarred from a share of the fund.
H. J. CULBERTBUN,
MII 3 JJD 'Jif MAIL
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| Shingling, Lathing, Claw and Broad,made
of the best cast-steCl and warranted as good
or better than any others made in the
United States, and sold at much lower
prices than any other really first-class
hatchets. They are tempered by one of
the firm, 8. J. Tongue, who possesses a
peculiar faeultv that might be called
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in three parts.
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INSTATE of George Settle, dee'd.
-4 —Notice is hereby given that Letters
of Administration on the Estate of GEO.
SETTLE, late of Bratton township, Mif
flin county, deceased, have been granted
to the undersigned, residing in same
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estate are notified to make payment im
mediately, and those having claims to
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