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NEWS FKOM ALL NATIONS,
—The Indians in Wisconsin, who have 1
just received their annuities, call the fractional pa-
I per currency "papoose money."
—Mr. Vallandigharn postively declines
to be a candidate for Governor of Ohio next fall.— j
He probably remembers that two years ago the i
people very decidedly decline to elect him to that (
—One hundred and nine pouches of Reb- j
el mail matter from Richmond, and twenty-two •
from Petersburg, were sent through the New York j
post office to the War Department for examination.
—lt is ascertained that 800 hogsheads
of tobacco, belonging to the French Government, ;
was destroyed by the tire at Richmond. The rest j
was saved by the exertions of the Union troops.
—The President has issued a supplemen
tary Proclamation stating that Key West was inad- j
vertently included in the list of closed Southern j
ports, but that it is in fact open to commerce.
—Special adviees from Goldsborough to
April 10 states that postive information bad been
received at Goldsborough that Johnston's army j
was within 15 miles north-east of that place.
—Lynchburg, Va., surrendered on the j
11th to a Lieutenant of Gen. Griffin's forces at the :
head of a sconting party. Mackenzie's Brigade of ;
Cavalry will occupy the town,
—During the past five days, 3,400 Reb
el prisoners have arrived in New York from City '
Point, Va., and quartered the Rebel camp on Hart's
—ln the last Congress there were three
Democratic members from New England—one
each from Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
In the next Congress there will not be one. The
Congressional delegation from every New England
State will be a unit on the. side of freedom.
The Cincinnati Gazette says that Gen. j
Carrington, at Indianapolis, is charged with being
a defaulter to the amount of $30,000, and also guil- j
ty of frauds in wood contracts.
—Former officeholders under the United
I States are said to be arriving from Richmond and
already becoming applicants for fat berths at Wash
—The bearing of deserters who pass
through Washington is said to be very abject. The i
(spirits of these poor fellows are broken by years of j
j hunger and suffering. Many of them, for the first j
I time in their lives, arc seeking for work.
I —Superintendent Latham of the Grand
I Trunk Railroad, who tore a United States flag
[from a train on Monday, was waited upon at Port
land by an orderly but determined delegation of
citizens and made to walk through the city dressed
| in soldier's uniform, salute the national emblem,
I make patriotic addresses, and have the flag nailed
to his own dwelling.
—The aggregate value of the property
I destroyed in Richmond foots up $2,14(5,240. Im
posing as these figures appear, they are far short
of the truth, for the reason already stated—that
real estate was before the war invariably assessed
much below the value which it would have coni
mandediu the market
—The Missouri State Convention has ad
ijourned. The new Constitution has passed Mon
day by a vote of 38 to 13. It is to be voted upon
bv the people on the (sth of .June, and if ratified
will go into effect on the 4tl of July. The sol-
Idiers will vote upon it in camp.
I —The Richmond churches were open and
■ well attended on Sunday. In those of the Episco
-1 pal denomination, the Prayer for the President of
j the Confederate States of America was omitted,and
jjthat "For all in authority" substituted.
—The Regents of the Smithsonian Insti-
S tution have decided to rebuild those portions of
J the building destroyed by tire, and to make them
J fire-proof, at a cost of >120,000, which will be paid
■ from the surplus fund of the institution.
HON. HENRY S. RAYMOND and family
will leave for Europe in a few weeks, to be absent
during the Summer.
—The New York daily news announces
that the rebel Government is to be set up again at
Charlotte, N. C.
—There has been a heavy decline in the
wholesale provision market in New York during
the past week.
—lt is reported that the Georgia Legis
lature will soon take measures for the return of
that State to the Union.
—lt is said by refugee Georgians that
Vice President Stephens left for his home imme
diately on his return from the peace conference, ;
and will have nothing more to do with the Confed- !
—A white deer was recently taken alive
near the town of Franklin, N. V. The deer is as
white as snow, all except his ears and a spot on the
top ol l.is head, and a slight tinge of gray on each
side of the shoulder.
—The blockade-runner Banshee, with
one thousand hales of cotton, arrived at Nassau,
N. P., on the 3hth nit., from Galveston. She re
ports Galveston garrisoned by twelve hundred
troops. Twelve union ships were off the lair.— j
Six steamers had sailed recently from Havana for
The Richmond Whiff publishes the
oath of allegiance, which it says citizens will be
required to swear and subscribe to. The Provost-
Marshal's office is crowded with people anxious to
take it, and the only question among citizens seems
to be who shall be first to secure their citizenship.
—Advices from Gnldsborough states
that Gen. Sherman's army was to move on the 10th
of April, with only one pack mule to each company
and a single wagon to each regiment. Tilt; whole
army had been abundantly supplied with provis
ions and the requisites fo a long luaiseh.
—The Rebel Col. Forrest and staff luive
arrived at Memphis, under a llag ol truce grunted
by Gen. Wright, for the purpose of conferring with
Gen. Washburne upon the subject of extermina
ting guerrillas. The result of the conference is
—Gen. Weitzel has been removed from
the command of Richmond, and Gen. Ord suc
ceeds him. Various reports are afloat to the cause
of the change, but nothing definite seems to be
—General Johnston is reported to have
retreated' southward toward South Carolina, on
on learning of the surrender of General Lee's nr
* —The Nrv-ttrleona True Delta claims to
have official intelligence that Gen. llhengeun, com
manding the chief army of Juarez in Central Mex
ico, has abandoned the contest, and that his whole
army have given up tightiug and returned to their
The Ejtoea of Madrid states that the
Rebel rain Stonewall made two ineffectual attempts
at sailing from Ferrol before she finally left, being
obliged to put back on account of unseaworthi
ness, and liecnuse of her ballast rolling.
—A fire occured in Rochester yesterday,
destroying the cabinet warehouse of J. E. Haydon,
and damaging the stocks of neighboring merchnts.
Loss $30,000 ; insured for $20,000.
—Mrs HF.UUIK, at Ithaca, who stands
I charged with the poisoning of two of her daugh
ters, is now having her trial there at the special
term of the Court of Oyer and the special term of
the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Judge MASON 1
Towanda, Thursday, April 20, 1865.
THE NATION MOVRNS!
Amidst the general rejoicing for the sue- j
cesses of our triumphant armies, and while
the country was indulging in the joyous
expectations of speedy peace, came the i
appalling announcement that President LIN- j
COLN had been assassinated, mud that Sec- j
retary SEWARD had been assaulted and se
verely, if not mortally injured. Such an i
announcement, as it flashed over the wires j
of the electric telegraph, carried dismay
and terror to every heart. A deed so das
tardly, so cowardly, so without apparent j
motive, so horrible in its details, striking j
down the Chief Magistrate of the Nation, j
was well calculated to strike with amaze- j
merit and dread the whole country.
At the moment of his death, President
LINCOLN was in the very zenith of his fame, i
The nation seemed fully to realize his lion- i
esty of purpose, his great sagacity ; and |
he enjoyed the public trust and confidence |
in a degree never attained by any Presi- j
dent since the days of WASHINGTON. At a !
time when be is astonishing the world with I
a display of magnanimity, such as was :
never before displayed by any ruler, the !
hand of an assassin has cut him oil' iu the
midst of his greatness and usefulness.—
This mysterious dispensation of an Inscru
table Providence, is past our comprehen
sion ; but we can safely trust in Him " who
doeth all things well."
There seems to be no doubt that the I
murder of President LINCOLN is the result
of a deep-laid plot, concocted by Rebels,
and consummated by Rebel sympathizers, 1
whose object was the overthrow of the I
government, and disaster to the cause of
the Union, by depriving the country of the
counsels of the President and Secretary
SEWARD. Whether the villain who perpe
trated the foul deed, suffers the penalty of I
his crime or not, is of secondary import- !
since. The blow aimed at the Chief Magis-:
trate was intended for the heart of the Na
tion. Its motive was not to wreak person-
al vengeance upon ABRAHAM LINCOLN, or j
AVM. 11. SEWARD, but to aid the cause of the
unholy Rebellion, which caused so much i
of the best blood of the country to tlow.
The great crime has its origin in the Infer
nal Diabolism of Slavery. It has been 1
prompted by the foul spirit of that accursed 1
institution which has plunged the country
in the dread horrors of civil war. It is a
fitting, though awful, consequence of the
barbaric teachings of the great crime, j
which the Nation lias so long tolerated in
If anything was needed to teach the I
, people of the United States that they should
extirpate the curse of Slavery, the perpe-,
tration of this infamous deed has supplied |
it. There can be no safety to the country ;
until it is done. The best and purest of j
the land will be in danger of assassination,
so long as Slavery is allowed to foster the
most malignant passions of the human j
breast, and to look upon violence and
bloodshed as proper means of attaining its
WAR IN SOUTH AMERICA.
A sanguinary and destructive war has
broken out between the Oriental Republic
of Vraguay and Brazil. Paraguay has ta
ken sides with the former, and it is thought
the Argentine Republic will be obliged to
do the same as a measure of self-defense.
Brazil is by for the largest, the strongest,
and much the best managed of the South
American governments, and although the
i territory in its possession is immense—be
ing upwards of 3,000,000 square miles, or
as large as the United States—it is thought
that, this war is undertaken by her in order
to extend her boundaries southward to the
estuary of the Rio Dc La Plata, upon a
peninsula of which the city of Monte Video,
the capitol of Uruguay stands, having un
dertaken an unsuccessful war, many years
ago, for this purpose.
A rebel by the name of YENANBIO FLUKES,
who gathered around himself a few des
peradoes, has been for two years attempt
ing to expel President AqrrnvE—being
backed in this by a party in the- republic
I opposed to the latter and who, in his rav
ages, has laid waste the Bauda Oriental, a
beautiful country. It is thought the gov
ernment of Brazil has secretly encouraged
and aided this adventurer, and this suppo
sition is strengthened by the fact that in
storming the city of Paysandu, the forces
of FI.ORES co-operated with the Brazilian
navy. Yet the Brazilians declare they arc
seeking redress for wrongs, or outrages
committed on their territory, and people,
by the rebel FLORES.
The fighting at Paysandu was desperate.
There were but 700 men in the garrison,
and this was assailed by a heavy naval
armament, and 3000 laud forces under
FLORES. The fighting lasted three days,
and the invaders were frequently repulsed;
but the town, the best fortified in the La
Plata territory, was entirely destroyed,
and the gallant LEANDO GOMEZ, who defend
ed the place with a skill, and a heroism,
' never surpassed, was shot down in cold
blood, after he had surrendered. This act
has very much exasperated the Uruguayan
people, and desperate retaliations will fol
The chief city, and the capitol of Uragu
ay, Monte Video, was to be next assailed
1 by the combined forces of the Brazilian
Navy, and the Rebel FLORF.S ; but it is
without fortifications, and a dreadful con
sternation prevailed there at the last ac
counts, being almost altogether unpre
pared for such an assault. Meantime, Pa
raguay, a more formidable power, fully
united under a judicious head, and better
prepared, has taken the field with a force
of from seven to ten thousand men, and im
mense preparations for a vigorous prose
cution of the war, are going on at Asun
cion, the capitol, and if this republic goes
into the fight with earnestness, as appears
probable, the Brazilians will have their
hands full. President LOPEZ, of this repub
lic, appears to be a more sagacious man, a
much better executive than President
AGURRP. of Uraguay. He sees very plain
ly that if Uraguay falls, which on the
south lies between Brazil and Paraguay,
his own .republic is in greater danger of
being swallowed up, the Argentine Repub
lic being already partially under the con
trol of Brazil.
If this war should continue, it will in
terfere much with the heavy commerce
which Europe, and our own Government,
sarries on with South America, in coffee,
hides and wool. One account alleges that
France has been appealed to as mediator
between the contesting parties, and it is
hoped that England, or France, or both,
may step in and stop the further effusion of
&s*• When the meeting in Wall-st., New
York, on Saturday morning last, was just
getting under way, that portion of the
crowd who were laboring to reach the Ex
change and Nassau-st., learned that Gen.
BI'R.NSIDE was in the Bank of Commerce
Buildings opposite the Post-Office. They
speedily began to call loudly for bim to ap
pear, and after some hesitation the Gener
al appeared. He spoke first of the char
acter of the noble dead, calling forth the
warmest gratitude of the assembly for his
personal reminiscences of him whom all
delighted to honor; and then turned at
tention to Vice-President ANDREW JOHNSON,
now to be President of the United States
Gen. BURXSIDF. has known Mr. JOHNSON I
for two years most intimately, and assert
ed that during that entire time he never I
knew of his having the unhappy fault with |
which he lias been charged ; that there is
no man more temperate habitually, and
that his condition at the late inauguration ;
ceremonies was induced solely by the ne-;
cessitv that required stimulants for his I
health, then recently so severely under
mined by sickness. The assertions of Gen. |
BCRNSIDE were most positive, and were re- j
ceived by his audience with the utmost j
cordiality and confidence. None seemed
to doubt that in the man upon whom our i
national calamity has thrown the burden j
of a nation's government, we are to have '
such a ruler as under God shall lead us in
wisdom and righteousness, and if there be j
any who do yet doubt, let them accept the !
words ola General whose whole record en- j
titles him to the heartiest and most im
An impromptu meeting was held in Wall
Street, New York, on Saturday. The fol
lowing speeches will show the temper of
the people :
Gen. Brn.ER, wearing crape upon his !
left arm, in response to a universal call
came forward. In the course of his re- j
marks, he said that if Rebellion could do
this to the good, and wise and kind, the
pacific, what did it teach us we ought to
do to those who from high places incited
the passion's mind, and guided the assas
sin's kinfe. (Cries of " Good " and "Go
ahead on that.")
Shall we content ourselves with merely
crushing out the strength, the power, the ,
material resources of the Rebellion ?
(Cries of " No.") Shall we leave its spirit
and soul unsubdued to light the torch in
this city and fire the pistol in the Capitol,
at the head of the good and great ; are
we have peace in fact or only in name ?
| (Cries of "In fact.") Gen. Butler con
tinued demanding punishment for treason,
i and closed by saying, " the insulted majes
ty of the nation has determined upon it.,,
and woe be to him that gets in the path of
justice and of the execution of the law."
i (Great cheering.)
lion. D. S. DICKINSON made an impressive
I speech in favor of a policy that should dig
i out the roots of Rebellion.
Gen. GARFIELD, of Ohio, in his address
| said that in taking the life of ABRAHAM LIN
COLN, the Rebels would find that they had
I left the iron hand of the people to fall up
on them. (Great cheering.)
L. E. CHITTENDEN followed : If the lead
ers of the Rebellion fell into our hands and
were allowed to escape, and we did not ex
ecute the judgment of God upon them, we
were unworthy sons of our Revolutionary
The Hon. MOSES F. ODELL made an able
address, and was followed by the Hon. Mr.
FESSKNIIEN, of Maine, who said that ANDY
. JOHNSON had told him within a week, that
I if he had the power he would hang Jeff.
Davis and Lee. (Tremendous applause.)
. CAITLRE OK MOBILE. —By telegraph we
learn of the capture of Mobile with 3,000
prisoners and 300 guns. The rebel garri
son retreated up the river in gunboats.
The capture of Gen. ROOMY, with his en
tire command, is confirmed.
A MISTAKEN IDEA. —Some persons are 'cir
culating the idea that the men drafted in
the several districts will not he called rip
on to report. This is a mistaken idea.—
The States will all be required to till the
several quotas of the 300,000 called out by
the President, and those already drafted
must not neglect to report, otherwise they
will subject themselves to trouble. We
are fully assured that the Government
wants these men, and that whenever por
tions of the army are disbanded the old vet
rans will receive the preference. A large
number of the district have already filled
the quotas under the late call, and we hope
that the delinquents will have no trouble
now to do their duty.
Parties have arrived from Danville
within our lines, who report that Jeff Da
vis arrived at Danville on Monday after
noon last, and that he was accompanied by
two or three members of his Cabinet.
PRESIDENT UNCOLH SHOT!
SEC Y SEWARD ASSAULTED!
In a uff ura tio nof An drew
Johnson as President.
WABINGTON, Friday, April 14th, 1865 '
President LINCOLN and wife, with other
friends, this evening visited Ford's Theatre
for the purpose of witnessing the perform
ance of the American Cousin.
It was announced in the papers that
(fen. GRANT would also be present, but he
took the late train for New Jersey.
The theatre was densely crowded, and
everybody was delighted with the scene
before them. During the third act, and
while there was a temporary pause for one
of the actors to enter, a sharp report of a
pistol was heard, which merely attracted
attention, but suggested nothing serious,
until a man rushed to the trout of the Presi
dent's box, waving a long dagger in his
right hand, and exclaiming" Sic semper
tyranuis," and immediately leaped from the
box, which was on the second tier, to the
stage beneath, and ran across to the op
posite side, making his escape amid the be
wilderment of the audience, from the rear
of the theatre, and mounting a horse fled.
The screams of Mrs. LINCOLN first dis
closed the fact to the audience that the
President had been shot, when all present
rose to their feet, rushing toward the stage,
many exclaiming, " llang him, hang him.'
The excitement was of the wildest pos
sible discription, and of course there was
an abrupt termination to the theatrical per
There was a rush toward the President's
box, when cries were heard " Stand back
and give him air.'' "Has any one stimu
lants ?" On a hasty examination, it was
found that the President had been shot
through the head, above and back of the
temporal bone, and that some of the brains
were oozing out.
He was removed to a private house op
posite the theatre, and the Surgeon Gene
ral of the army and other Surgeons sent for
to attend to his condition.
On an examination of the private box,
blood was discovered on the back of the
cushioned rocking chair on which the Pres
ident had been sitting, also on the parti
tion and on the floor. A common single
barrelled pocket-pistol was found <>n the
A military guard was placed in front of
the private residence to which the Presi
dent had been conveyed. An immense
crowd was in front of it, all deeply anxious
to learn the condition of the President. It
had been previously announced that the
wound was mortal, but all hoped other
wise. The shock to the community was
At midnight the Cabinet, together with
inessrs. SUMNER, COTFAX and FARNSWORTH,
Judge CCRTIS, GOV. OGLESBY, Gen: MEIGS,
Col. HAY and a few personal friends, with
Surgeon-General BARNES and his immediate
assistants, were around his bedside.
The President was in a state of syncope,
totally insensible, and breathing slowly.—
The blood oozed from the wound at the
back of his head. The Surgeons exhausted
evry possible effort of medical skill, but all
hope was gone.
The President and Mrs. LINCOLN did not
start for the theatre until o'clock. Spea
ker COLFAX was at the White House at the
time, and the President stated to him that
he was going.
Although Mrs. LINCOLN had not been well,
because the papers had announced that
Gen GRANT and they were to be present,
and, as Gen GRANT had gone North, he did
not wish the audience to feel dispirited.
He went with apparent reluctance, and
urged Mr. COI.FAX to go with him ; but that
gentleman had made other engagements,
and with Mr. ASHMAN of Massachusetts bid
him good night.
WAR DEPARTMENT, I
WASHINGTON, April 15—1:30 A. M. \
Maj.-Gen. Dir.: Last evening at about
n., at Ford's Theater the President,
i while sitting in his private box with Mrs.
Lincoln, Mrs. Harris, and Major Rathburn,
was shot by an assassin, who suddenly on-
I tered the box and approached behind the
The assassin then leaped upon the stage,
! brandishing a large dagger or knife, and
1 made his escape in the rear of the theater.
J The pistol-ball entered the back of the
; President's head, and penetrated nearly
through the head. The wound is mortal.
The President lias been insensible ever
since it was inflicted, and is now dying.
About the same hour an assassin, whether
the same or not, entered Mr. Seward's apart
; ments, and under pretence of having a pre
j seription, was showed to the Secratary's
j sick chamber. The assassin immediately
! rushed to the bed and inflicted two or three
stabs on the throat and two on the face.
It is hoped the wounds may not be mor
tal. My apprehension is that they will
prove fatal. The nurse alarmed Mr. Freder
j ick Seward, who was in an adjoining room,
and hastened to the door of his father's
room, when he met the assassin, who inflic
i ted upon him one or rnoredahgerous wounds.
The recovery of Frederick Seward is doubt
It is not probable that the President will
live through the night.
Gen. Grant and wife were advertised to
j be at the theater last evening, but he star
! ted to Burlington at 6 o'clock.
At a Cabinet meeting, at which Gen. Grant
was present, the subject of the state of the
: country and the prospect of a speedy peace
i was discussed.
The President was very cheerful and hope
ful, and spoke very kindly of Gen. Lee, and
j others of the Confederacy, and of the estab
lishment of Government in Virginia.
All the members of the cabinet, except
Mr. Seward, are now in attendance upon
| the President.
I have seen Mr. Seward, but he and Fred
were both unconscious.
En WIN M. STANTON, Sec'yof War.
WARDEI'T., WASHINGTON, April 15,1865 —3 a. in.
Major-Gen. Bix; The President still
' breathes, but is quite insensible, as he has
I i been ever since he was shot. He evidently
did not see the person who shot him, but
. was looking on the stage as he was ap
preached behind. Mr. Seward has rallied,
and it is hoped he may live.
Frederick Seward's condition is verycrit
■ j ical. The attendant who was present was
. stabed through the lungs and is not expec-
I ted to live. The wounds of Major Seward
are not serious. Investigation strongly in
dicates J. Wilkes Booth as the assassin of
the President. Whether it was the same
or a different person that attempted to mur
der Mr. Seward remains in doubt. Chief
Justice Carter is engaged in taking the
Every exertion has been made to prevent
the escape of the murderer. His horse has
been found on the road near Washington.
EDWIN M. STANTON, Sec. of War
WASHINGTON, Saturday, April 15, 1865.
J. Wilkes Booth was arrested about ;
o'clock this morning, near Fort Hastings,
on Bladensburg Road. He boldly approach-1
ed our pickets, and was arrested, and has j
just been brought to the city.
Secretary Seward has rallied and is won
derfully strong. He has given a detailed
description of his assassin. Tt is now evi-!
dent that he was a different person from :
the President's murderer.
Frederick Seward is in a most critical ,
condition. Surgeons are now removing'
broken fragments ofhis skull.
WAHTINGTON, Saturday, April 15—8:30 a. m.
Hopes are expressed this morning that
Secretary Seward will survive his wounds.
The surgeons evidently despair of the As
sistant Secretary, Frederick Seward.
The Rebel assassin is described by the
colored porter on duty at that entrance
door of the house, as a man in light panta
loons, and a dark frock coat buttoned tip,
about the size, to use his own words, of Mr.
Geo. E. Baker.
He represented that he was sent by Doc
tor Verdi with a prescription of medicine
for Secretary Seward, which lie was told
to deliver personally, with the doctor's in-.
structions how it should be taken. The j
party declined to admit him, a parley en
sued, and full five minutes passed before
the assassin effected admission into the ]
With a directness of walk which would
indicate a knowledge of the house, he went
straight up to the Secretary's bedroom and \
The character of physician was instantly
thrown off, and that of a determined mur
dercr put on. There were four persons in
the room : Major Augustus Seward, Miss
Fanny Seward, the Secretary's daughter, a
hired man nurse, and the Chief Messenger
of the State Department, also acting as
The Secretary lay in bed on his back ; j
the assassin jumped upon the bed, and en-'
deavored to cut the throat ofhis victim.
He inflicted three different wounds upon
it. While engaged in it the man nurse, had
I flung himself upon his bed and thrown his !
j arms around hiui and striven to pull hirn
i off the bed. The murderer instantly
reversed the action of his knife arid stabbed
and cut quickly over his shoulder, and drove
the nurse off his back. lie then sprang
from the bed and engaged in a fight for es
i cape with all that opposed him.
He stabbed the chief messenger danger-1
ously in the breast, stabbed Major Seward
t in the arm and beat him over the head nd
| face with a heavy pistol and disabled him, (
, and attacked Frederick Seward who had
entered the room from an adjoining cham
ber, and gavo him a scalp wound with his j
knife, which, strange to say, commenced at
the forehead,passed over the top of the head,
and extended part way down the back of
the head, and then struck him, either with
the pistol or a slung shot, a heavy blow,
which knocked hirn down insensible.
The way of escape was clear, the assassin
ran down-stairs, mounted his horse and
rode rapidly away.
The Secretary's throat has three distinct ;
! gashes ;no artei y has been severed, and.,
i although much effusion of blood has taken j
place, and a terrible shock given to his en
feebled system, hopes are entertained ofi
, his recovery.
Frederick Seward sustained a fracture
of the skull. Portions of bone have been '
removed from the wound. The unfavor
| able sympthoms of stupefaction and voin
i iting ensued upon the injury, and have char
acterized his condition during the night.
Xajor Seward is about this morning, one ;
i arm in a sling and bis head and face ban- !
The department mt ssengeris considered j
to be dangerously wounded. The hired
nurse's|wounds are superficial,and although
numerous, are not serious.
The assassin is said to have been traced
by the horse he rode, and which was hired
from a livery stable here to the Long Bridge, |
and over into Virginia. Botli the man and
his crime are the slave power.
WAR DEPARTMENT, I
WASHINGTON, April 15, 1865. (
Major.General Dix : ABRAHAM LINCOLN
died this morning at twenty-two minutes \
after T o'clock.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMEMT, j
WASHINGTON, April 15, 1865—1:10 a. rar(
To Major-Gen. Dix : Secretary Seward ;
remains without change. Frederick Sew- ;
ard's skull is fractured in two places, be- 1
side a severe cut upon the head. The at- !
tendant is still alive, but hopeless. Major
Seward's wounds not dangerous.
It is now ascertained with reasonable j
certainty that two assassins were engaged
in the horrible crime, Wilkes Booth being
the one that shot the President, and the '
other a companion of his, whose name is
not known, but whose description is so j
clear that lie can hardly escape. It appears !
from a letter found in Booth's trunk that
the murder was planned before the 4th of
March, but fell through then because the j
accomplice backed out until "Richmond
could be heard from."
Booth and his accomplice were at the
Livery Stable at six o'clock last evening, >
and left there with their horses about ten
o'clock or shortly before that hour.
It would seem that they had for several !
days been seeking their chance but for
some unknown reason it was not carried '
into effect until last night.
One of them lias evidently made his way
to Baltimore—the other has not yet been
EDWIN M. STANTON. See. of War.
WASHINGTON, Friday, April 15—10 a. in.
The Star extra says :
"At 7:20 o'clock the President breathed
hia last, closing his eyes as if falling to
sleep, and his countenance assuming an
expression of perfect serenity. There were
no indications of pain,and it was not known i
that he was dead until the gradually de
' creasing respiration ceased altogether.
The Key. Ih\ Gurley, of the New-York
Avenue Presbyterian Church, immediately
on its being ascertained that life was ex
tinct, knelt at the bedside and offered an j
impressive prayer, which was responded to 1
by all present.
Dr. Gurley then proced to the front par
lor where Mrs. Lincoln, Capt. Robert Lin
coln, Mrs. John Hay, the Private Secretary
and others were waiting, where he again
offered a prayer for the consolation of the
Surrounding the death bed of the Presi
dent were Secretaries Stanton, Wells and
Csher, Attorney-General Speed, Postmaster-
General Dennison, M. B. Field, Assistant
Secretary of the Inter or, Gen. Halleek,
Gen. Meigs,Senator Sumner, R. F. Andrews
of New-York, Gen. Todd of Decotah, John
Hay, Private Secretary, Gov. Oglesby of
Illinois, Gen. Farnsworth, Mrs. and Miss
Kenney, Miss JHarris, Captain Robert
Lincoln, son of the President and Doctors
E. W. Abbott, R. K. Stone, C. I). Gatch,
Neal Hall and Mr. Lieberman. Secretary
McCulloch remained with the President until
about 5 o'clock, and Chief Justice Chase,
after several hours attendance daring the
night, returned early this morning.
Immediately after the President's death,
a Gabinet meeting was called by Secretary
Stanton, and held in the room in which the
corpse lay. Secretaries Stanton, Wells and
Usher, Postmaster-General Dennison and
Attorney-General Speed were present. * The
results of the conference are as yet tin
The above particulars concerning the
President's death art from The Extra Kee
WASHINGTON, Sunday, 11 p.|na.
The Surgeonß state that Secretary SEW
ARD is better than he has been, and that he
will soon recover. It appears that the
blood had been settling about his face, and
the day he was stabbed, the physicians
had a consultation as regards lancing his
cheeks, to relieve him. The assassin spared
them this work by cutting a gash in each
Hopes are now entertained of ths recov
ery of FRED. SEW ARK.
SINCE THE DEATH.
The President's body was removed from
the private residence opposite FORD'S Thea
tre to the Executive Mansion at o'clock,
in a hearse wrapped in the American flag.
It was escorted by a small guard of Caval
ry, Gen AUGCR and other military officers
following on foot.
A dense crowd accompanied the remains
to the White House, where a military guard
secluded the crowd, allowing none but per
sons of the household, and personal friends
of the deceased to enter the premises,
Senator YATES and Representative FARNS
WORTH being among the number admitted
The body is being embalmed, with a view
to its removal to Illinois.
Ftags over Departments and throughout
the city are at half mast Scarcely any
business is being transact**! anywhere, ci
ther on private or public account.
Onr citizens, without any preconcert
whatever, are draping their premises with
festoons of mourning.
The bells are tolling mournfully. All is
the deepest gloom and sadness. Strong
men weep in the streets. The grief is wide
spread and deep, and in strange contrast
to the joy so lately manifested over recent
Reports prevail that Mr. FREDRICK W.
SEWARD, who w*s kindly assisting the nur
sing of Secretary SEWARD, received a stab
in the back.
His shoulder-blade prevented the knife or
dagger from penetrating into his body.
The prospects are that he will recover.
A report is circulated, repeated by al
most everybody, that BOOTH was captured
fifteen milds this side of Baltimore. If it
be true, as asserted, that the War Depart
ment has received such information, it will
doubtless be officially promulgated.
The Government Departments are closed
by order, and will be draped with the usu
al emblems of mourning. .
The roads leading to and frnm the city
arc guarded by the military, and the utmost
circumspection is observed as to all attemp
ting to enter or leave the city.
THE BOOTH FAMILY.
John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of the
President, is the son of the late Junius
Brutus Booth, and brothur to the eminent
tragedian, Edwin Booth. The father was
, born in London May 1, 1196, and died in
December, 1852, on the passage from New-
Orleans to Cineinatti. His first appearance
in the Tinted States was at Petersburg, Ya.,
in 1821, and his first introduction to a New
York audience was at the Old Park Theatre
; the following year, iu his favorite charac
ter of Diehard 111.
The sons were born in Baltimore, where
! the family residence was fixed during the
latter part of Mr. Brook's life. He was gif
ted with many of the qualifications of a
great actor, but intemperate habits preven
ted him attaining the eminent position
which was within his reach. J. Wilkes
■ Booth has long been known as a bitter Cop
perhead, and his sentiments have led to
much coolness between himself and many
of his professional associates.
He bears a most striking resemblence to
his elder brother ,Edwin, being, however,
of a taller and heavier build. He has a
i fine, impressive face, aiul the great lustrous
eyes that both the sous get from their fath
er. The assissan was marked in his repre
sentation of Richord 111., for extreme vio
lence of voice and action.
His conduct in executing the hellish plot
was extremely theatrical ; the rushing to
i the box-front, shouting the now hateful Vir
i ginian motto, the brandishing of his dagger
S being more like a part of a mimic tragedy,
than the reason concommitants of so foul
; and unnatural a murder.
PARTICULARS OF THE INAUGURA
TION OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON
i WASHINGTON, Saturday, April 15, 1865
At an early hour this morning, the Hon.
; Edwin M Stanton, Secretary of War, sent
i an official communication to the Hon. An
drew Johnson, Vice-President of the United
States, stating that in consequence of the
: sudden and unexpected death of the Chief
Magistrate, his inauguration should take
i place as soon as possible, and requesting
him to state the place and hour at which
; the cermony should be performed.
Mr. Johnson immediately replied that it
would be agreeable to him to have the pro
! ceedings take place at his rooms in the
Kirkwood House, as soon as the arrange
' ments could be perfected.
Chief Justice Chase was informed of the
fact, and immediately repaired to the ap
pointed place in company with Secretary
Seward, of the Treasury Department, At
torney General Speed, F. I'. Blair, sr., Hon.
Montgomery Blair, Senators Foot of Ver
mont. Ramsay of Minnesota, Yates of Illi
nois, Stewart of Nevada, Hale of New-
Hampshire, and Gen. Farnsworth of 111.
At 11 o'clock the oath of office was ad
j ministered by the Chief Justice of the Uni
ted States, in his usual solemn and impres
l sive manner.
Mr. Johnson received the kind expres
sions of the gentlemen by whom he was
surrounded in a manner which showed his
earnest sense of the great responsibilities
so suddenly devolved upon him, and made a
brief speech, in which he said : "The du
ties of the (tliee are mine. I will perform
thein. The consequences are with God.—
Gentlemen, 1 shall lean upon you. 1 feel
that I shall need your support. lam deep
ly impressed with the solemnity of the oc
casion, and the responsibility, of the duties
of the office I am assnming."
Mr. Johnson appeared to be in remarka
ble good health, and has a high and reali
zing sense of the hopes that are centered
upon him. His manner was solemn and
dignified, and his whole bearing produced
a most gratifying impression upon those
who participated in the cermonies.
It is probable that during the day Presi
dent Johnson will issue his first proclama
tion to the American people.
It is expected, though nothing has been
determined upon, that the funeral of the
late President Lincoln will take place on
or about Thursday next. It is supposed
that his remains will temporarly deposited
in the Congressional Cemetery.
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, March 24, IBFIG
SIB : —ln your letter of the 22D inst, yon
whether 14tli see. of the ant approved Mar 1
18<h", entitled "An Act to amend the several Art
heretofore passed to brovide for the enrollini.
culling ont the national forces, and for other t,
poses," is applicable to the call tor troops nuuli- j,
the President 10th December, IN(*,4. Tlx- si-itj,,;'
is as followe :
" That hereafter all persons mustered into t} l( .
military or naval service, whether as volunteers,
substitutes, representatives, or otherwise, shai
be credited to the State, and to the ward, townshii
precinct, or other enrolment sub-district wht-rv
such persons belong by actual residence, (if sr: ,j
persons have an actual residence within the i , n
ted States,) and where such persons were or
he enrolled, (if liable to enrolment); and it is kj..,
by made the duty of the Provost Marshal GOIX-JY
to make such rules and give such instructions t 7,
the several Provont Marshals, Boards of Enroliutnt
an Mustering Officers, as shall be necessary for tl,
faithful enforcement of the provisions of "this s .
tion, to the end that fair anil just credit shall U
given to every section of the country : T'ro>itl„i
That in any call for troops hereafter, no count',
town, township, ward, precinct, or election district
shall have credit except for men actually funiishi i
on said call, by said county, town, township, wan!
precinct, or election, district, and mustered int.,
the naval service on the quota thereof.'
The 27th section makes the Act take effect froi..
and after its passage.
The 14th section furnishes the rule by whir)
men, irlien miinhre>l, into the military or naval ser
vice, are to be credited to the various localiti.-.
from which they may come.
The 15th sections furnishes the rule by whirl
credits are to be given when computing forthequ,,
tas of the various draft ilistriets. But the 15th sec.
tion has a poviso which expressly prohibits the &v
li cation of the rale therein given to the pending
draft. From the fact that there is no sncli provi
to the 14th section, it would seem that it wav h..
tended credits should be given irhm masttr'n-; it
under the pending call.
But the 14th section has a proviso, the pecnli.u
language of which would, at first blush, seem t,
favor the idea that Congress intended that the ink
in that section prescribed, should be future to tl
pending call, and not future to the passage of t'..
Act* That proviso declares that credit shall not
given, except for men actually furnished on
rail or the /irrre'tlinij rail. The manifest pnrjK
of the proviso is to limit the time in which a crei.
it may be demanded.
This section must be regarded as taking iff.
from the passage of the Act, unless such a <
, struetion is consistent with, or forbidden by, it...
i er parts of the Act.
As is stated in my opion to you of the 13th Mir 1,.
it appears from the face, of'this Act that, at th
it was passed, there was a pending ilratt r, ; .
call f r December, 18(1-1, and it is carefully pro
ded that nothing in the act shall operate t.
pone the pending draft, or interfere with the
tas assigned therefor. Now, the rah- f>r •Ac
credits at the time of nvustrrin'j in, will not p.;.
pone the present draft or interfere with th- qi. •
j assigned therefor.
It seems to me that there is nothing in tlx
that prevents the application of the 14th sec
tlx present draft, unless it may he the j■.
1 thereto. It was intended by that proviso sum
! to limit the time within which credits might'-•
claimed, and not to postpone the application '•
rule of credits, when mustering in, to futnr.
I am of the opinion that the 14th section :
| Act is applicable to the call for troops n.
President on the 19th December, 18'14.
I have the honor to be,
Very respectfully your obedient s. v . - •
VILLAGE LOT AND BARN FORSAI
—The subscriber offers for sale his building
i the borough ot Towanda, situated on Second >treei
j lot above the residence of E. 0. Goodrich. A good Br
i is erected on the lot. and the property is very dc--:ra
i For terms &c'..apgly to J. F. Means, or
Dec. 6,1864. F. K. POST
T7"ALI T ABLE REAL ESTATE AND I.n
i V BERING PROPERTY FOR SALE,-The lak:
• her desirous of going into other business offers k ...
| his farm situate in Burlington Township. Bradford IV
i ty, containing Five Hundred and Twenty-Five s r
| about one hundred acres under improvement. :
framed dwelling houses, a framed Darn and -v
with a good Steam Saw Mill and Shingle Machine t:.-.
I on. Such land as .s unimproved is good titni-er Lit.
1 about six miles lrorn the Susquehanna River ano::-
j North Branch Canal, end about ten miles tree .
: Williamsport aud Eltnira Rail Roid, and ai.out ouec
j from Burlington Borough. The timiier upon the
i is Pine, Hemlock , Oaf, Ash. Maple and other kink
| beihg a very desirable prnpi rty tor luniiiering and tar
One fourth of the purchase money would be re-; t
| as a down payment, and the balance to be secured .
! the property ."to be paid in four years in equal ■■■'.
j ments annually.
\ For further particulars reference is made to th
j scriber npon the premises, or to Gee. ('. Hill ot if .
| ton Borough, or to E'hanau Smith, Towanda.
N. B.— The subscriber has now on hand at the v
j mill, logs sufficient to manufacture from -leu,'
500,000 feet of lumber, which he would .el v .
j property. H. R. HILL
! Burlington, Feb. 9. 1865.—4 m.
I TTALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE
: T A small farm in Burlington township. Bra.
j county, situated oi e half mile west of the X:
! school house, known as the Wilheim lot. This pie
land contains 53 acres, on which there is a sma'.' fc -
1 good new barn, ard small orchard. The land lay. <.
: there iieing no waste land.
ALSO—A lot adjoining the above lot. known s-'
: Taylor lot, liut a few rods from the Nichols' >
i containing 14 acres.
i The title to this property is perfect. Term- ma.
1 tisfaetory to the purchaser. Apply to F. 0. GOOPF..
at the Prolhonotary's Office, Towanda. Pa.
AH"ABLE PROPERTY FOR Ml
The we!! known Farm anil residence of the subs
is ofleri d for sale. It is situated in Towanda Mit
otic mile south of the borough, and is one of t!.-.• -
valuable and desiratilc properties to he found
market. The farm contains
75 ACRES OF SPLENDID LAND,
mostly river fiats, and under a high state of nilti' '
; To those wln> know the fertility o! the river t>-
the ease witli which they are worked, no jir.i - ■:
es.-ory. The improvements ate a
with out-buildings, and a large variety of fruit, r; -
peaches. plums, cherries, grapes, gooseberries. A
The House.with live acres of land will be sold v.
without the Farm,
j Terms of payment made easy to suit the con.vi
of the purchaser.
Towanda. March 13,1 *65. H ABRIET MEi v '
JjK)B SALE.—A House and Lot sit
on Chestnut St., in this borough, 75 hart v
'2lO foot deep, a two story House, nearly new c
new Barn, Inquire of Chas. M. Hall or
March 9.1864. I.S I'd"
"yr ILL AGE PROPERTY FOR ML!
The subscriber offers for sale his house and I<' ■
ted on the corner of Second and Elizabeth street*
botongh of Towanda. The House is a targets' -
house, with basement, near !v new and in cotnpV ~
pair. It wonld answer admirably for two famila'-.
: lot is a corner one, well fenced, hiving a large tw
of thrilty fruit trees upon it. There is upon tli"!
ises a fine well of soft water. This property is
the most eligible in the borough. Terms made ri-
March 25.1 ,*. PHILIP SKEBICH
P 0 R R K N T 1
A good CouDtry Tavern stand, with about se ,; .
five acres of laud attached, is being fitted up -
order and will lie ready to occupy by the fust c "
; the improvements will be so lar advanced as to y
parties to live in the house by the first ot April •
is two orchards, and two barns on the place. Bc.
, for the rent required.
For terms apply to the subscriber, bos 1816. 1 - 1
| phia.orP. D. Morrow Esq.,Towanda,Brndford
March 21), 1865. K. lIEKD^ID.,
"y ALU ABLE FARM FOR SALE!
Tlie undersigned offers his Farm for sale, conta
1 about 110 acres: about 70 acres improved ;
j good state ot cultivation ; large Dwelling Hii*e
tenement houses ; barns, and outhouses ot ah
saw mill, wagon shop, tannery and tobacco betaf)- ;
in good repair. Situate in Wyalusing township'
1 Wyalusing creek, one mile front the river. I ■■
i and schools close by. For terms, Ac., enquire l '
owner, J. T. STALKOKD. on the farm, or to
H. B. M 'KEAN
March 27. IStia. Tow at
J 0 R S A L E !
A good Dwellin ■ House and Barn, situate '■>
| Borough,enquire ot ...up'
j Towan.la, March 80, 'ci. JOHN V CAi^>
Shingles wanted.—a quantity A
2, Sawed Shingles are wanted immediately .
Towanda Coal Company delivered at Cray don
line of the Barclay Rail Road. Apply to ,
JAMES MACFARLANV,- j
Towanda, March 16. 1865. Gen. Man ger
pLA N TS.GRAPE VINES.EVER-BLOf
JIT ROSES. Fine variety of VERBENA*.
Ac., for sale at the Garden ot
Early Wiuningstadt. do Ox Heart, do Sugar
Large York Cabtiage Plauts, Scents per dozr •
and late Cauliflowers 8 cents perjdozeu ; sm o • -
Perfected, Red and Yellow Tomato Plants, i
dozen ; Egg Plants and Sweet and Bell-snnP p>-'
Plants, 10 cents per dozen ; Melon and I ne"®* .
in pots 25 cents, including pots ; Celery Ila _ ,
per 100 ; all kinds*late Cabbage 35 cents
insure safety all plants are put up nicely in
Towanda, April 13, lst!s.