Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, June 26, 1867, Image 2

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U. &, G. R. FRVSISGER, Editor*.
Wednesday. June 26, 1867.
tf*. Persons receiving fapers with X market] on
it will nnriergUMKl that fulwoription i* duo uu which
a remittance ought to be made.
Cash Rates of Advertising.
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Administration or Erecutor's Notices l .i<
Auditor's do 2 IS'
Kstray Notice, four times, 2 uu
Caution or other short Notices, 1 50
Tavern Licenses, single, 1 00
If more than one, each 50
Register's Notices of Accounts, each ft'
One inch constitutes a square, and all advertising
ri"t otherwise contracted for, or enumerated shove,
will hereafter be charged 50 cents per square for each
Job Work.
Eighth sheet bills, $1 50 for 25 or less: fourth sheet
bills $2 for 25 or less: half sheet bill. i\ for 25 or less.
Notices of New Advertisements.
A tract of land near town is offered for
JK.stray Notice, Ac.
Bio Paper \c\t Week.
In accordance with the general custom of
publishers on the Juniata, no paper will
he issued from this ollice next week.
es," the Democrat of last week makes an
ungenerous attack on Collector Clarke,
•who, it alleges " advertises in .Radical pa
"pcrs only, as if desiring to keep Dcmo
" crats in ignorance of the days appointed,
".so that some may fail to make payment,
" and thus give him an opportunity to iu
" diet one or both of the penalties, imposed
" by the law," and then charges the abo
lition party with having imposed burden
some and unreasonable taxes on the peo
We believe legal notices of all kinds
ought to be published in two ]iapers —one
of each party—in every county, but in this
ease the Democrat has 110 more right to
complain of Collector Clarke than we
would have of Sheriff McEwen for taking
his notices to the Democrat. The law di
rects the collector to have handbills print
ed and publish his notices in one paper in
each county, and the Gazette was selected
years ago as the medium through which
such notice was to be given. To say
therefore that Mr. Clarke, or any other
oilicer, is either mean or contemptible for
doing what the luw directs him to do, is
certainly out of place.
'1 he taxes imposed on the people are the
natural resultof the Southern Democratic
felave Rebellion, and no good democrat
ought therefore to iind luult in paying
them; for had Northern democracy not
urged on and abetted the South, we would
have had neither rebellion nor taxes.
Tii> letloM of the Presldeit.
The President and his Cabinet, remarks
the New York Tribune, decided that the
opinion of the Attorney General necessi
tates the revoking of those acts of the
District Commanders which it declared
to be illegal. Mr. 8 tan berry himself
pointed out that such action would neces
sarily follow the approval of his argument.
"There is," he said, "an executive duty to
be performed here which cannot safely be
avoided or delayed," and, in support of
this conclusion, he quoted recent decisions
of the Supreme Court, in an elaborate ar
gument. It is evident that the Presiden
tial interpretation of the Reconstruction
law Is not intended to be merely a theory;
it is to be carried out. As rapidly as pos
sible our soldiers in the Rebel States are
to be converted into uniformed policemen,
powerless to repress disloyalty or punish
crime, except when they take the shape
of murder and massacre. All that Sher
idan, and Sickles, and Poj>e have done to
protect loyai men, and to prevent the
States from falling altogether into Rebel
control, is to be undone by peremptory
order. All that the people did through
their Congress is to be undone by one
man. The law is to be nullified. We are
constrained to believe that this in the
President's intention, and that he means
that his lightning and Mr. Stauberry's
thunder shall fall together. Already the -
Rebels in New Orleans are rejoicing in
the faith that Monroe and Abell are to he
reinstated in the offices they abused. If)
this is not the President's intention, the)
opinion of his ollicer is waste paj>er, and
the Cabinet meeting an idle threat. But
there is a thunderbolt behind that Mr.
Johnson wields, and if, indeed, this issue'
is to be forced upon the country, it will
be promptly met. Gen. Schenck, it is
said, has already summoned the Members
ot Congress to Washington, and, our dis
patches say, of the fourteen Senators who
have accompanied Senator Wade on his
Western excursion there is not one who
has not decided that a July session is ne
A Xeutral'H Opinion of"Governor
The Germantown Telegraph is a neutral
journal which never meddles with parti
nan politics and seldom has anything to
say concerning politicians. Hence, when
it it does refer to a public man, we have a
right to value its candor highly. The
following is its estimate of Gov. Geary,
elicited by the late visit of the Governor
to Philadelphia:
"Governor Geary spent last week in
Philadelphia visiting the public institu
tions, including some of our schools, also!
the navy-vard, where he was received
with a salute, League Island, Ac. He
was everywhere welcomed with the great
est cordiality, and on several occasions lie
made short addresses. The Governor
apart from his distinguished military re
cord, is extremely jvopular among the
people. His high integrity and earnest j
desire to promote the lest interests of the j
community, free from selfish purposes,
have taken hold of his fellow-citizens and
sunk deep in their hearts; hence the heart
iness of tne demonstrations of lienor and
esteem which meet him on every sidej
whenever he appears in public.
t?%-The New York Tribune publishes
information in regard to the crops from
nearly every Western State. The wheat' J
prospect in every section heard from isn
most excellent—so much so that an abun-j:
dant crop is regarded as a " fixed fiict.'' j
€ liotce .florsels of Democracy.
The People's Press, a paper in Wash
ington county, Southern Illinois, whose
Democracy is of the most straight-haired
character, gives the following apprecia
tive notice of a Sunday School Conven
tion that was held in tlint place:
"This knowing body assembled in our
; town last week, and owing to ihe frowns
|of Almighty God, assisted liy the cold
j shoulder given by the " unwashed" De
mocracy, fizzled out,sorter. Whenever a
1 coftveniiou of this character is sought to
be converted into an institution for the
'praiseof jor,soft brained Yankee-witch
| burning fanatics, we hope the Lord and
• the Democracy will assist in bringing it
! to naught."
Ilenry Clay Dean, a hush whaekerdem
ocraf, who spoke copperhead ism in this
| State a few years ago, is boldly advocating
repudiation. He takes the ground that
itlie Government has no Constitutional
authority to coerce a sovereign State
against its will; that when a State wills
to leave the I'nion it has a clear right to
igo; that war to retain it before going or
[bring back a State after it has gone, is
usurpation ; and that all debts contracted
to furnish supplies for such a war, are il
legal ; an 1 he, therefore, advocates the re
pudiation of the national debt. Henry
j Clay Dean is endorsed as a reliable Dem
ocrat by a large majority of the Copper
head press of theeountry. Is not the par
ty which these organs represent, there
fore, in favor of repudiation?
The Canada Thistle Law.
Wo have already mentioned that
! several of the State Legislatures have
j lately enacted laws against the Canada
thistle, and we trust they all will when
ever there i> the least danger of its
making its appearance. In our own
Legislature, it will bo remembered,
some tivo years ago there was a simi
lar law passed against this the vilest
'of all the encumbrances of a farm
mortgages scarcely excepted. This
law provides, in effect, that,
" Hereafter any individual or corpo
ration allowing the Canada Thistle to
ripen seed on his or their premise-,
shall be liable to a fine of ten dollars,
upon each complaint that is properly
established ; and tiny one who may fear
the spread of the Canada Thistle upon
bis premises froui the lands of his care
less or tlniftless neighbor, may. after
five days' notice, enter upon any lands
where the weed is found growing, cut
it, and recover full costs lor the labor
and t rouble "
This is to the point,and in order that
farmers may know it, tho newspapers
throughout the State should republish
the law or this article. If the people
of Pennsylvania coul ' see to what a
formidable extent this pest has taken
possession ot several of the interior
counties of New York, say Schoharie
for instance, they would fly to arms
against it as they would against an in
vading army.
rhotnas J. Nicholson is the candidate
for It preventative from Beaver county,
which elects in connection with Wash
ington county. The Republicans of Wash
ington county have nominated John
loving and J. R. Day, both of whom
have served a session in the Legislature.
A. W. Kimmell and W. C'. Gordon, of
Indiana county, and T. F. Gallagher, of
Westmoreland county, were renominated,
each having served a session in the House.
John Wellcr, of Somerset county, has
been renominated for the Legislature,
having served last session.
Ohio again honors one of her true and
faithful defenders in the nomination of
Get). R. B. Hayes, now member of Con
gress from ('incimiati, for Governor. His
military career was a bright and honora
ble one, commencing as Major 23d O. V.
L, June, 1801. He served faithfully with
the regiment until 1804, when he was pro
moted a Brigadier General for gallantry.
He was severely wounded at South Moun
tain while leading a charge. In the last
Shenandoah Valley campaign he com
manded a division. The other nomina
tions are as follows: Lieut. Gov., Sam-
j uel Halloway; Judge of Hupreme Court,
John Welch; Auditor, Jas. A. Gad man ;
Treasurer, Sidney L. Wanner; Attorney-
General, Win. H. West; Comptroller of
the Treasurer, Moses It. Brailey.
The Democratic Convention of Penna.
preserved its consistency by ruling out of
order a resolution thanking Gen. ,Sheri
1 he Republicans of Venango countv
held their Convention on the 18th inst*,
and nominated the following ticket:
Assembly—Col. A. P. Duncan; Associ
ate Judge—Jas. L. Connelly; Treasurer
l. A. Morrison; County Commissioner
—Wilson Davis; County Auditor—J. H.
M'Combs; Jury Commissioner—Robert
Great Fire In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, June 20.—About 930
last evening, whilst the ballet girls were
performing the "Demon Dance" at the
American Theatre, on Walnut street, firs
was discovered in the second story, which
soon reached the dressing room, Ac., and
spread with remarkable rapidity.
In less than half an hour the whole
building was a total wreck.
Ihe audience numbered about 1 800
persons, all of whom, with the entire
corps of performers, escaped uninjured
the latter however, with the loss of their
Hix or eight buildings on .South Eight
street were damaged to a considerable
extent in the rear, and several oil Walnut
street. Amount of damage unknown.
Just before 11 o'clock, about filtv feet
of wall, facing Walnut street, fell, killing
eleven persons and wounding twentv
tliree, mostly firemen. *
Immediately after the fire broke out
the ballet girls jumped from the stage to
the parquet. Home of them made futile
attempts to reach the dressing room to
save their wardrobes. The cause of the
fire is unknown.
OaT A Western jou rnal says: A fellow at
-st. 1 eter, culling himself Joe Waggoner
idvertises to I vet that he can drink
tnore of Veith.s lager beer in two hours'
luio, without getting drunk, than any
man in Minnesota. i
Correspondence of the (fkizctte.
Paris—Hotel du Louvre — C'ean Stone —
French Habits— Wine-Drinking—Fash
ions—The Sabbath—Places of Interest
The Great Exposition.
PARIS, May 27, 1807.
We arrived here on the 22d, making
| the trip from London in 1(U hours. We
are stopping at the largest and most cele
j brated hotel ju Paris, Le Grand Hotel du
Louvre. It occupies a whole block, having
four fronts, each lacing on a different
j street. The entrance, however, as is the
: case with most of the palaces, hotels, and
I large establishments in Paris, is not di
! reetly from the street, hut from an open
j court in the interior, into which you drive
i through an arched passage-way. This
; court is adorned with trees and flowers,
land covered with a rooting of glass. The
i stairways which form the principal en
trances to the hotel are marble, and at
J night are lit tip by magnificent lamps.
! Liveried servants are in waiting to take
! your baggage and conduct to your
rooms. Paces in uniform constantly await
I your orders. The waiters are dressed in
black, with white cravats, and look for
jail the world like sedate parsons. There
i is an incessant jabbering of the greatest
amount of French. 1 have a great time
jiu making them understand me, hut I
keep talking and making signs, ami they
j laugh and 1 laugh, and finally we com
prehend each other, and it is all right.
Paris is a beautiful city, composed of
; palaces, parks and gardens, presenting to
: the stranger, as he passes from jioiut to
j point, the appearance of a vast panorama.
I The streets are very wide, partly paved
laud partly macadamized. Most of the
j prominent structures are built of the fa
i mous Caen stone. When it comes from
j the quarry it is almost as soft as chalk
land can Ite cut with saws into any shape
j desired; but it hardens by being for some
i time exposed to the air. This gives it a
j great advantage over most other kinds of
stone, as a matvial for building, and great
j quantities of it are used all over Europe,
i [A similar stone has been found on the
of Kansas, and is used to a con
siderable extent in that new rotate. .Should
the supply equal the increasing demand,
it may come into as general use in this
country as the Caen stone in Europe.— :
The people of this gav capital live out
of doors. Such a thing as home comfort
or domestic liappiuess docs not exist here.
Their houses are their lodgings simply;
their meals are taken at the fifes or res
taurants; their time is spent in promena
ding and pleasure. It is one constant
whirl of excitement day and night. No
one works who can afford to live without
it. The men do little else but drink wine,
and the women nothing hut dress. I
have frequently heard it said that travel
ers could pass through this wine-growing
country without seeingudrunken }<erson. 11
would be nearer the truth to say that they
could do so without seeing a sober person.
As far as iny experience and observation
go the people are half-fuddled all the time,
in my last letter I spoke of the men 1
saw in England as being generally hand
some, and the women the reverse; here 1
find the men universally ugly, and tin
women universally pretty. They add to
their beauty considerable by the taste
they display in dress. The prevailing
fashion just now is the short dress and
small bonnet which our American ladies
Yesterday was the Sal .bath. I attended
the American Chapel in the morning, and
heard a sermon from an English minis
ter. The Holy Day is not observed here
as it is with us. The theatres are open,
the stores doing business, and work of
nearly every kind going on as usual.
Sunday is generally selected for military
reviews, balls, and public amusements of
every character.
I have neither time nor space to de-.
scribe the various points of interest T have
seen here. The "Jarditi des Plants," or
Garden of Plants, is a public institution,'
containing a botanical garden with spa
cious hot-houses, several galleries of zool
ogy atul mineralogy, a library of natural
history, and a collection of living animals.
After seeing this, we visited "Gobelin's" ;
celebrated tapestry and carpet manufacto
ry, ami then went to the Royal Palace,
where, among other things, we saw Na-j
poleon Bonaparte's clothes, plate, camp
equipments, furniture, &c.
The principal part of our time has been
spent at the (treat Kx position. The ('/in>nj>
tie Marx, the place where it is held, is an
i m nu-use oblong space over three thousand
feet long and sixteen hundred broad. It
was used for many years by the French
army as its great parade and review
ground. This martial area has been con
verted in a few months into a peaceful
gathering-place for the products and peo
ple of all nations. It now presents the
appearance of a beautiful park, adorned
with trees, shrubs, llowers, winding walks,
{lowing fountains, monuments and statu
ary. Indeed, there are almost us many
attractions outside the Palace as in it.
Tliere are model tenement and school
houses; the Imperial Pavilion, adorned
with the richest and most expensive fur
niture; a Turkish Mosque on a large scale,
and a Turkish school; a Pompeian muse
um, tilled with curiosities; an Egyptian
temple nearly a hundred feet long, sur
rounded ly immense columns which are
covered on all sides by hieroglyphics,
and standing hack of an entrance guarded
by an avenue of huge granite lions. The
Mexican temple is one of the greatest cu
riosities. It is a resurrection of the tem
ple as it existed in the time of the MOll
- All the attendants are dressed
in the Mexican costume. In the centre
of this great park stands the Exhibition
Building. It isofuu oblong form, having
an open court in the midst, where flowers
an- emitting their odors, and fountains
cool the air. Home Idea of the size of the
building may be formed from the fact
that at one time while 1 was there one
hundred and forty thousand people were i
in it. It would be useless for me to at
tempt a description of the contents of the i
building. The American department has
been crowded into entirely too small a
space to make an effective display. But
the United States need not be ashamed of 1
its specimens of art and industry here
exhibited. The Yankees will carry off a
number of the lirst premiums. In former
exhibitions of this kind it was generally
conceded that Young America led the van '
in useful inventions, whiletheOld World
showed a decided superiority in the fine!
arts. Now, however, the New World
bids fair to rival the Old, even in works
of art. While the industrial products
of the United States are favorably no
ticed, the works of painting and sculpture
which her artists nave on exhibition are
centres of universal attraction and awaken
unbounded admiration. When I visit
Paris again, on my return from Italy, I
may have something more to say about
the Exposition. For the present I will
say au reooir, and subscribe myself
Yours, HASH.
For (he Gazette.
The Hhireman Horse Rake, which is
self-discharging, kept for sale at 11. Fry
singer's Agricultural Implement Agency,
>ells rapidly, and is universally approved
by all who have seen it. Price only S-40.
Another Rake kept at the Agency,
price only £v>."i, is also much admired, and
several have been already engaged. Far
mers should go and look at these l>efore'
buying elsewhere. H .
Trial oT Surratt.
WASHINGTON, June 18, 1867.
In his testimony in the Surratt case to
day, Sergeant Dye swore that he told a
lauy who leaned from a window on II
street, and asked him what was wrong
down town, that the President had been
murdered. This lady is shown to have
been Mrs. Surratt. It was testified by
Weichman before the Military Commis
sion that when her house was searched
by the detectives, on the morning of the
13th of April, Mrs. Surratt affected igno
rance of the whole allair, and on his tol
ling her of the murder she said to him,
" My God ! Weichman, is it possible?" or
something to thatetlect. To-morrow the
prosecution expect to prove that Surratt
purchased a wig, pistol, arid knife in this
city on the 14th of April. The defence
say they can prove an alibi by half a do
zen witnesses, who will swear that Sur
ratt was in Elmira, N. Y., on that day.
One of these witnesses is keeping a hotel,
where it is alleged Surratt lodged, and on
the register of which is found his name.
They have the register here, and expect
to verify Surratt's handwriting.
June 19, 1867.
To-day developed more evidence for the
prosecution to sustain the previous testi
mony, showing .Surratt's presence in
Washington on the night of the assassi
nation. Thecompanion of Sergeant Dye,
one Cooper, corroborated Dye's evidence
in several particulars, and another wit
ness testilied to being introduced by Har
old to a man at Willard's Hotel, on April
14tb, who looked very much like Surratt.
The latter stood up and eyed the witness
steadily to see if he could be identified by
Wh'.n a witness from St. Albans, Ver
mont, testilied to a man sleeping in the 1
railroad depot on April 17, list >3, who
dropped a handkerchief with the name of i
Surratt on it, the prisoner became ner
vous, and evinced the keenest anxiety to
hear every word of the testimony.- When
the hand kerchief was produced, which
Surratt hud dropped, more than two years
ago, and which was being used as evi
dence of his flight to Canada, immediate
ly succeeding the assassination, there was
quite a sensation in the court, but the
prisoner seemed the most astonished of
all the vast crowd in attendance.
Surratt evidently feels the evidence'
which the prosecution is weaving around
him, for lie appeared paler and more ner
vous in court to-day than heretofore. He
occasionally prompted his counsel, and
spent the timeduringa recess of the court
with his brother.
June 20th.
The trial of Jno. 11. Surrattwas resum
ed this morning in the criminal court,
Judge Fisher presiding.
There was an increased attendance on
the part of spectators. The number of
ladies in attendance lias increased. The
prisoner was brought in at ten o'clock.
Mr. Merrick submitted a motion ask
ing that the witnesses, Carrojl Ilohart,
Charles Ji. Blinn and Joseph M. Dyer,
be recalled for the purj>ose of cross-exam
ination upon points which have come to
the knowledge of the defense since the
other examination closed.
Mr. Carrington withdrew his objection,
as he was not disposed to throw any em
barrassment in the way of a fair trial.
Mr. Wilson said lie thought the wit
nesses referred to had been discharged and
hud gone home.
Mr. Carrigan said, in withdrawing his
objections lie did not wish to be under
stood as acknowledging tiiat he was un
der any obligation to keep the witnesses
The trial of Surratt is still continued.
A number of witnesses have been exam
ined, and their testimony differed but lit
tle from that of other witnesses already
published. On Saturday, Mrs. Martha
Murray, wife of the proprietor of the
Herndon House, testified that Payne,
who had boarded at the house, left on the
afternoon of the assassination, saying lie
was going to Baltimore. \V. 11. Bell,
servant of Secretary Seward, Hon. F. W.
Seward, Mrs. F. W. Seward, Col. Augus
tus Seward and Gen. F. Robinson testi
fied to the facts of the assault upou See re-'
tary Seward by Payne.
Telegraphic Itispaldics.
LONDON, June 23. —A despatch received
here to-day from Constantinople positive- 1
ly asserts that the >Sultan has acceded to
tile proposition of the European powers
for a joint commission to inquire into the
grievances and demands of the people of
HAVANA, June 17, via NKW YORK.
June 23.—The capture of Santa Anna at
Sisal is continued. The cause was re-i
ported to be a proclamation he sent on
shore to create a pronunciamento in his
Vera Cruz advices of June l.'l have been
received. The city had not surrendered,
and General Taboada lias avowed his firm
resolve to resist to the last. There is
great scarcity of provisions there, and tHe
Common Council had ordered the return
to Havana of one hundred cases of jerked
beef, which was pronounced unpalatable.
The American consul's mail carrier
from the interior, sent out on the 12th, j
was forced to return.
OMAHA, June 23. —The Union Pacific
Railroad is now open to Juleshurg, 376
miles west of this point, ami the daily
trains will commence running each way
in a few days. Over dooytoo lbs. of freight, (
which has been awaiting this event, will;
be forwarded at once.
l)i isi. IN, June 21. —Joseph Meanv, who
was lately tried for Fenian treason bv the
special commission, was brought before
the judges this morning, and sentenced
to fifteen years' imprisonment in a penal
convict prison.
Treason in the United States and treas
on in Great Britain seem to be quite dif
ferent tilings in John Bull's eyes.
GETTYSBURG, June 21.—This morning
Governor Geary and General Grant ac
companied by their party, rode out to
(. ulp s Hill, the set?iu* of Geary dosi>cnitt?
struggle and grand victory, and to other
parts of the battle-field not visited yester
day. They also visited the Soldiers' Or
phans' Home, and, at tue request of the
children, Generals Grant, Geary, Craw
ford, and Porter had their photographs
taken with the school. At noon they left
Gettysburg, General Grant going to Wash
ington, where he will remain a few days,
prior to going on a fishing excursion up
the Siunemahoning. Both the General
and Governor were much pleased with
their visit.
An anti-temperance society has 1
| been formed in Scran ton, to oppose the'
great reform which tiie Good Templars
• are carrying on with so much success. i
fita^TheCopperhead council of Reading
| has discovered that it would "mar thej
beauty" of the streets of that city to erect
j a Soldiers' Monument in any part thereof.
Btf 1 /.. A New York paper of Friday says: !
j Prices of flour and wheat " touched liot-
Itom" in this market yesterday, the de
cline in flour from the highest prices in
Mav being an average of fully four dol-j
barrel, and in wheat one dollar per
bushel. Thus has flour followed p<>rk
and cotton in a great decline from prices
which had been reached in anticipation
of a deficiency in the supplies.
Odds and Ends.
Several arrests have been made ia Vii
ginia of rebel whites for perjury in get
ting themselves registered as voters.
The Cambria Freeman is troubled about
spoons at New Orleans. Wonder what
became of the "spoons" at Tvrone last
Why could not the Cambria Freeman
have said a soldier produced the lines he
comments on? The poetry was his pro
duction and gave his opinion of Jef Davis
and H. G., not the Gazette's.
In all of the twelve resolutions adopted,
by the Democratic State Convention, not
j a syllable is uttered on the subject of a
Free Itailroud Law. According to cop
perhead logic the Pennsylvania Railroad
must have houglit up the convention,
lock stock and barrel.
It appears that the southern rebel who
addressed the recent copperhead State
Convention has the title of reverend pre
lixed to his name. Preachers it seems
are only political hypocrites when they
talk patriotism; when copperhead ism is
their theme, they are democratic saints.
Gen. Sickles, commander of the Caro
lina District, has asked to lie relieved from
his command, in consequence of Stan
berry's opinion of the military reconstruc
tion act. He says if that opinion is car
ried out, tlie late rebel States are menaced
with ruin.
The Harrisburg Police made another
grand raid on houses of ill fame in that
city last week, and arrested Mrs. Mary
Glassniire, Mrs. Eliza Snyder, Jennie
Somerville and Sallie Coylc, the keepers,
and quite a lot of visitors. One of our
citizens thinks that a raid or two by our
officers on a few disorderly houses in this
town, and the arrest of all they almost
nightly contain, would be worth a dozen
sermons on the subject.
Those who can call to mind the veto of
President Johnson of the military recon
struction act,will remember it was charged
that it would place "all the people of the
ten States therein named under the abso
lute domination of military rulers, and
the preamble undertakes togivo the reason
upon which it is justified. It declares
that there e.\i>ts in those States no legal
governments and no adequate protection
for life or property, and asserts the neces
sity of enforcing peace and good order
within their limits." That act became a
law, and now the President declares that
the act gives the military commanders no
power at all over even the worst rebel
Two men named. Rapp and Jacob Tau
sig have been arrested at Harrisburg for
receiving and selling books and documents
alleged to have been purloined from the
State Capitol, and sundry messengers were
also bound over for their appearance at
court. It is time a stop was put to these
stealings, which have been carried on for
at least thirty years under nearly all ad
ministrations, and some punishment me
ted out to the guilty. The documents, it
is claimed, were given to the messengers
by members, but as some old and valua
ble books from the library were recovered
they at least must have been stolen. As
an instance of the depravity existing, and
showing that it was not confined to one
party, it is said that when the democracy
vacated the land department, hardly a
pen, ruler, inkstand, pencil, Digest, &c.
was left. Gov. Geary has determined to
probe the matter to the bottom and cor
rect the evil.
The 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:
I)K. MARTIN Few persons have had
larger experience with horses, their dis
eases and treatment, and the various rem
edies o tie red than myself, and those who
know me will believe me when I say, as
I do most unhesitatingly, that your JEx
eelsior Oil is the most efficient remedy I
have ever employed. During the last trip
1 made with my team one of my horses
received a severe and extensive wound
trom a kick immediately over and down
to the stitle joint. Desiring to make a
point on my route I drove two days before
doinganythingfor his relief,during which
time his leg became enormously swollen
and so powerless he was forced latterly to
drag it after him. I commenced using
the Excelsior Oil, commencing on Satur
day evening, and on Monday started with
iu3' wagon,theswelliugaiid inflammation,
and all troublesome symptoms removed.
I also with the same medicine healed a
large ulcer on the shoulder of my other
horse in three days, driving him all the
1 regard your Excelsior Oil an une
qualed and invaluable medicine.
Lewistown, May 23d, IS(J7.
LEWISTOWN, June 26, 1867.
Eggs per dozen 15
Butter per lb 15
We have no quotations for grain.
Flour is retailing at the following prices:
Lewistown Extra Family per cwt. 7 00
Superfine 6 00
Extra Family per bbl 15 00
Superfine i 2 00
Buckwheat per cwt. 5 00
Phltndelptkln Markets.
Receipts of F lour are trifling but no in
.quiry, except for small lots renn'a and
Ohio extra family at $lO 50a12 50. Kye
| flour $6 00. Nothing doing in wheat,
and red may be quoted at S2a2 3-5. Rye
1 steady at SI 40al 4:2. Receipts of corn are
extremely small, and it is in demand at
an advance of 2c; sales of yellow in cars
and from the store at $1 06a 1 OS, and West
ern 3'ellow at Si 08. Oats are in good re
' quest; sales at 80c.
Beeves unsettled and lower; sales of
| 1,250 head at 12a 10c. .Sheep, hog and cow
markets dull and lower.
gnolalloni of Government Bond*.
! IJ. S. 6s, 1881, 1124(5 113
Old U. 8. 5-20s, 1802, 110 <gllof
i New U. 8.5-20s, 1564, 106}$)107}
New " " May & Nov. 1865, 107 @lo7}
New " " July A Jan. 1865, 109}$ 110
10-40 Bonds, 100 sloo}
7-30s, August, 106 (a 106}
7-30s, June, 106 slo6}
7-30s, July, 106 slo6}
Gold, 138 @l3B}
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The Lady's Friend, for July, opens with j
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The Atlantic Monthly for July contains,
beside other matters, " A passage from
Hawthorne's English Note-Books; Mo-;
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Life; Freedom in Brazil; My visit to Sy
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Religious side of the Italian Question," j
Ac., embracing a list of readable articles
of rare merit. The continued story, the
Guardian Angel, lias reached its eighth)
part. $4 a year. Ticknor and Fields,
124 Tremont street, Boston.
A gem for the children is Demorest's I
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morest, 473 Broadway, New York.
The Little Corporal for July, being the
first miinber of a new volume, contains a
j Beautiful Temperance Story, entitled,
.Madge, or the Broken Wine Cup, by Mrs.
.Julia M. Thayer; Pictures in the Fire, by
J Olive C. Ferris; The Little Missionary;
l'he Fisher Boy, by Feicia H. Itoss; A
Letter, by Mrs. Frances D. Gage; Two
Tears, by Faith Lattimer; Camp Bruce, a
sequel to The Bear's Den, bv Emily Huu
tingtou Miller; and Mrs. Emily H. Mil
ler is to be associate editor after this
month. Terms $1 a year. Address, Al
fred L. Sewell, Pub., Chicago, 111.
YY on both sides of the Lilleysville road,
about half a mile east of Lewlstown, will
be sold as a whole or in lots to suit pur
For price and terms, call on or address
the subscriber. D. MADDEN,
jui'O-tf Lewistown, Pa.
OTRAI COW.—Came to the premi-
Oses of tlie undersigned, residing on
farm of R. U. Jacob, in Perry township,
011 Thursday, June 20, a red Cow,
with a white belly, and spot on forehead.
The owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, pay charges, and take her
away, or she will be disposed of according
to law.
Look out for Us, as we are Com
ing once more, with a
are prepared to sell Goods at the
T f lowest market prices, lower than be
fore tho war.
If you want good
Sugars at 11 to 16,
Coffees at 28 to 30,
Rice at 13,
Svrups at 15 to 30 qt,,
If you want good Teas of all kinds go to
R k McK.
If you want good Soices of all kinds, go to
K. & .McK.
If you want a good quality of Honey, go to
R. & McK.
If you want the best
Corn Starch, Concentrated Lye,
Washing Soaps, Toilet Soaps,
Canned Fruits, &c..
Go to R & MCK.
If you want to buy good white Muslin, yard
wide, at 15 cents, go to R. & McK.
If you want Calicos, at 10 to 18 cents, go to
It. & McK.
If you want good goods of all kinds, such as
Ginghams at 16 to 25,
Brown Muslins at 10 to 23,
Delaines, 25, (old prices,)
including Dress goods, the best of all kinds.
Go to R. & MCK.
For Flannel, Ticking, Crash, Table Diaper,
Linen, with a variety of other goods, go to
R. &. McK.
If you want good Cotton Iloae, at 15 to 30,
Co to K. t McK.
If you want good Notions of all kinds, go to
R. t McK.
Gentlemen, if you want Cotton Socks, at 12i
cts., Caper Collars of all kinds, Linen Col
lars, got up for the summer, at 5 cents go to
R. a 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 4 MCK.
If you want good Fish of all kinds, go to
K. 4 McK.
If you want to find a good stock of goods of
all kiDda, go to R. k McK.
Thankful lor past favors, and hoping a con
tinuance of the same, we remain,
Very Respectfully,
Lewistown, June 19, 1667—tf
June 19, 1867.
Internal Revenue.
THE Annual Assessment for the
L above named Division, of all persons
liable to Tax on Income, Articles in
Schedule A, and also of all persons requi
red to pay a Special Tax on Business, hav
ing been completed, NOTICE IS HERE
BY GIVEN, that the Taxes aforesaid
have become due and payable, and will
he received at the following places and
times, to wit:
At Office of Joseph Hllliken,
d'.s.j.. in wistown,on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday . June
•231 Si. 'Hitli and 'Hth.
At Treasurer's Office in Court
■louse, in Huntingilon. on Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday,
July Ist, '2d and 3d.
All persons who fail to pay their Annual
Taxes, prior to the loth of July, will be
duly notified of their neglect, for which a
Fee of twenty (20) cents, and four cents
for each mile traveled in serving the no
tice, trill be charged.
/'< rsons doing business without having
paid a Special Tax therefor, arc liable to
a penalty of three times the amount of
said Tax, a Fine of Fire, Hundred Dol
lars, and imjrrisonment for two years.
Treasury Notes, or Notes of National
Banks only, received in pavment of taxes.
jel2-3t Deputy Collector.
1 " SAFE. —The subscriber offers at pri
vate sale his FARM, situate in Wayne
township, Mifflin county, near Atkinson's
Mills, containing
270 ACRES,
a good part limestone, 130 of which are
under cultivation, well fenced, with run
ning water, balance in good timber. The
A' 'Wfci improvements consist of a
££33 JLA two s h>ry and basement Stone
l§| ft HOUSE, nearly new, Log
Barn, and other outbuildings;
an old and young Apple Orchard, cherries,
peaches, and j>ears. Neighborhood good
—J- of a mile from schoolhouse, 1 mile
from store and mill. The above is otter
ed cheap and on accommodating terms.
ap24-3ni GEO. ROTH ROCK.
4 lf.lOl R.\El> Orphans' Court
.•I V Male !—By virtue of an order of the
Orphans' Court of Mifflin county, the un
dersigned, administrator of the estate of
George B. Penepacker, late of Granville
township, deceased, will sell at public
sale, on the premises, on
THURSDA Y, JUNE 27, 1837,
the undivided half part of all that certain
Tract of Land situate in Granville town
ship, Mifflin county, adjoining lands of
Lewis Owens, Mrs. Wertz, Enoch Myers'
heirs, Joshua Morrison and others, con
neat measure, whereon is erected a two
story Fit AM E HOUSE, a
'Y -TS! "' £> £°° ( ' uew Bank Barn with a
Corn-Crib and Wagon Shed
attached, and other outbuild
ings. l Here is also a fine Young Orchard
of choice fruit on it, a well of good water
at the door, and a fine stream of running
water ami two good springs on the place.
The farm is in good order and is a desira
ble situation. Sale to commence at 11
o'clock, a. m., when terms will he made
At the same time and place, the under
signed will sell the other undivided half
part of the above desirable tract of land so
as to enable the purchaser to obtain a title
for the whole tract.
NOW is the time for every farmer to se
cure to himself a good, reliable Ba
rometer. A farmer may save several times
its cost in a single harvest, and then it
will last for a lifetime. It is estimated by
our scientific men, tiiat many millions of
dollars are annually lost, wlacli might lie
saved I >3- a general use of a good Barome
ter. Send for a circular. Also, the great
which should be 011 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 havealso 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. Ali of which we
will sell at the very lowest rates.
Calico from 11 to 18 ets.; Bleached Mus
lin front 10 to 25; Unbleached 51 uslin from
121 to 20; Cham bras at 23 cts.; and all other
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, Mifflin county, Pa.
4 VSU.4L STATEMENT of the ac-
A counts of Lewistown Common School
licccipts and Expenditure* for the year
ending June 1, 1867.
Gross amount of Duplicate, $3722 92
Deduct Exonerations sl2l 01
44 Collectors Corn's 180 17 301 IS
Net amount of Duplicate $3421 74
Add rent received for lot 71 00
Add iState Appropriation 323 40
$3816 14
Paid to 12 Teachers $32 06J av'ge
per month, each for eight
months $3078 00
Exchange of Books and
Contingencies 720 3S
Balance on hand 17 76
ju!9-3t. Secretarv.
Lntelopes and Writing Papers,
115 & 117 Vf illSmu St., \etv York.
, ELOPE manufacturers, including
, evenr style of Epistolary, Note, Let
vei'< >pest ' ru 8 ai) J Portfolio En-
Also sole agents for the Irving & Har
rison Mills Writing Paj>ers, lv the case
or smaller quantity. Price list with sam
ples sent by mail when requested. Heal
ers are invited to call and examine stock,
styles, prices, <fcc., Ac. julJ.ltn
Important to Farmers,
7he Montgomery Patent Hay Fork!
T Rr S is pronounced by thase who have
• -r, t,ie nu,st desirable Pitch Fork ever m
ii h. i pecu lar construction or this fork is that
broking? becomes
token it can ha replace! at a trifling cost, an.i in a
cJl'i'l'' ami! Scythe Snath. t Scythe Stones,
itabu, Buckeye Reaper Fixtures, and many other
goods for farmers at low prices.