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KIM M EL will cmtlnue to practice ;
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t'ladc House. .
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John F. Blymyer
Has r''K'nl IiIk ft ore I
A OAXiEHOVS MAX.
, k Hil.loliX. ATTOKXKYS AT
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all .ui-iiif9 tu:iu-lcil tu In. carv itu iAI'.l,
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!Few Doors Above the Old Stand,
Anl t'fiiTf t hlf iimirn an I frhiMlK a full line
ol ooilft at the very Inwtet pri'-es,
Hardware of Every Description,
a uk. 1- ly.
r'-'.T In Nt-ili
1 1,. 1 hmi hi 1 ! i.r.iiiiu:y aiuii.i' i i".
i I I I' . i:lw-.. in I he In llt I'art ol jail. III. Main".
nr. hcran ai iiiiihik "e '" (-j i. . - -m
:i kiiKiriJ work. n'U lining. ruiiun;.ri.
arunir. Xe. A rl iri.'l.n U'-Ml'" an Kui.i. hii.i oi
1,-t ir.nl.Tliil, HiK:n',l. All operai!.'. ar-
UN ii. villi. atthkni:y a i lsw.m.
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adx'atie'l on i,.llecli.wi
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4 ( ill l:t$ r.-'l li'IHV. on JMalli ir.
i,,N i. K1MM1J ATTOTCXKY
crs.'!. l'a.. wi" alleihl n. all 1'UMiiei.s en-i
u .l !" hi e.ire ill Somerset ami 'l.i"iuitiif c.uii
villi .r.'iiilitin saii.l li lelity. Ol 'ee in V.urt
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atti hm:y ati.aw, j
I NKY K.Ki'HKl.T.
II :iti 1 H'umv a ! l'eiii"ii Airent. Soiiiers-t.
Mooiicn Marc of All liiinN,
('OAIi OIL LAMl'S,
I And twrylliins li'lonln Iu the I.tuip tr.ulc.
I AV111TK I-KAII,
ili v in ihefourt ll"Ue.
jan. 11 tl.
''. f The iiu.h r'iLTe.l n s-tluliy inform" the i.ul
' t ft -hat lie ha lea--l tl.i- w. II Vti-.wn li-'tel iu the
r.mli "I Somerset. It If Mr intenli "I t' keep
! ji hi a i-ivle nhieh he lioien willirivr witirtaetiou to
I a 1 olio inav lav..r him with their eiinti.m.
I A j -r it ;i J"N hii.i-
taints in oik an d hky, and i
KNKIMM1K. lliiii..n an.l l.ntit llerlin. ; rAArvC 1M rrurn T '
la. Wiilai.e 'r...n,at,e.iil.'ntonllea-e. PAINTERS GOODS IN GENERAL;
( ru-tf.l t" hi eare. Mi e ioor wevi oi ine , i
i:r.Ui.r Hrnif." hiiur B lyvmii J l;erti'!"le ly ' :
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I KI S MKYKKS.
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ii. MILI.Ei:. afttrtw.lvc
S. ATlnUXtY ATI.AW,
irive iniMiit uttenti'.n to
lia-ines.-elilrilhteit to lilp ejtn-In S'tnerNel anil
S .iinire.'umiei. i nuee on i moti tireci. o'o
. ii,. r.si.li nee .(f YA. S.ulL jy. 6-ti. ;
0. a niuiin
A laixe flock ol
Table Itniv'N hikI Forks.
I'lH KKT KN IV1-S,
live l.raetii In Sll:.uk' ille. haf ,
nently loeatnl at Sotnerwt tor the .re- ;
Heine, iiii'l teii.iepi iiia liroieiviiniii m-r-1
. M the eltileim ot Solllerset nihl ieitllly. I
A , v in the tin .h"i formerly viii., hy t'. A. j
j .i,;iii' l. !ier' he eall l' e..li-ul:e.! at all liiuec. j
l . .. i ir .tei-mally eiiirneii. j
Ttji-Nht ealls l'pmiiiily an-v.er!.
AMI SCIS.HtiKS, ;
11. I'l iSTI.nil W A 111- A'l li iliN KY
at I.iw. S..i.MT-t t. la. rr-'ie?i'4ial lu."i--;f.tllll!y
flieitttt anl J UlietuallJ atleu.1-
ATTtHiXKY AT LAW.
! riM'Ki.iix i.ixhit kktti.es. ic., .c,, i
T'tretl.er with inanv artlelei too niimenn? to men
tion in an advertisement. He is determined to!
sell at the very lowest ri.vp. ' five hitu a ealU j
junc 'T i
The followlttir (rati tho Oalena (111 1 Gozrlle
an luaeh Ix'tter than tlwordinanr run of taililleal
camiwiKn pnetry. that we iiuhllsh It entire. It Is
Sir. Sumner rays (Irani in a UJ.I, had. damreroos
"A 1nM, ha'd man Is General anuit,"
Said Floyd one aioomy nl?ht,
As out from Doneleoo he cn'i't,
And took hit hast; flight.
Krou Pilluw'a tremhllng liju there came
An echo Hounding much the same.
And Huckner thoutrht his chief was riht.
Nor lonfrer durst maintain the flirht ;
And from the fort hung strljies and stars.
"That Oram's a dangerous man," said they ;
And doubtless think the same this day.
"A lold, Iml man is General GnJiL,"
Said ISeaurrgarJ one morn,
Anl fnm the naughty traitor's lnw
The victor's wreath was torn ;
And from the field his legions went,
Hy orders General Grant had sent.
Then Shiloh's field was ours again,
Ihvjilte the host of rebel men,
Whoeamcan army boasting loud.
And went a janle-strieken cniwd;
I'or lieauregard and all his men
1'erliaus thought Grant was dangerous then.
"A laild, liad man man I? i Jenenil Grant,"
Said l'emlerton ooc day ;
"Entreaties are ol no avail,
lie will not go away.
A stuhoorn, mulish, dangerous man!
He wants our rebel hides to tan."
And still Grant's cannon raked the town,
l ull! tlie rebel Hags came down;
And then our banners, rent and toru,
AVcrc through the streets of Vlekfhnrg la.rne,
Tlie "Ik.1.1. twd man," that gkirhias "Fourth,"
Sent guulsoine tidings to the North.
"A ldd, liad man is Oencral Grant !"
And poor Vragg's eyes were dim
With tears; said he, "1 know,
'Tis useless fighting him."
And soon the cheers of Grant's brave men
(hi Lookout's crest told where and when
The rebel general hail to run,
And what that "bold, liad man" had done.
"That Qrant'-f a dnnxcrocs man!" he said.
As from the field his army fled.
"A I old, tad man isGcneralGraiit."
Said Lee, "that's plain to see;
He must be very bold. Indeed,
To think of whipping me."
Then Tetershurg and Richmond fell;
And Apjiomatox may be well,
At last our hero's work was dour;
The final victory waa won.
I'erhaps the jieoplc may lorget
These things, but then they haven't ycL
Thcy needed then such "dangerous" men.
And think, ierhap, they may again.
"A bold, bad man Is General Grant !'
Jell Davis tliought the same,
When running off In crinoline,
He to the "last ditch" came.
A Ku-klux gentle voice was heard.
And "Grant is dangerous," avored.
It needs must l-e that this is so,
For all these rclicls ought to know.
Then Hall and Tweed irood, hest men
Say "(Irani Is hold and bad," and when
Such men declare it, Uioa. forboolk, -Folks
knuw that Sumner tells the truth.
public praco mcotinprs were made
. I ono at Peoria, one at Springfield, and
one ai inicago. n ine iiin ine
first one was at Peoria, and to make
it a success I agTced that so much
money as was necessary would Ik?
furnished hy me. It was held, and
was a decided success. The vast
multitudes who attended seemed to
lie swayed hy one leading iden-peaee.
The frimds were encouraged and
strenjrtbt ned, and seemed anxious
for the day when they would do
something to hasten the great goal of
About this time that correspond
ence between our friends and Horace
Greeley made its appearance. Lin
coln's manifesto shocked the country.
The belief prevailed over the Xorth
that the South would agree to a re
construction; and tho politicians, es
pecially the leading ones, conceived
! the idea that on such an issue Lin-
coin could be lieaten at the ballot-box.
i At nil events, thev argued, the trial
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via UK j'itinHi-PJ'V'.. rnuuiM v Jiuti "V-
foro a resort was made to force, al
ways a dernier retort. The Spring
Geld meeting came off, but it was aji
parent that the fue exhibited at Pe
oria had already diminished. The
whole tone of the speakers was that
the people must rely on the ballot-box
for redress of grievances. The
nerves of the leaders of the order be-
jgan to relax. A hunt tins time a
j large lot of arms were purchased and
jscnt to Indinapolis, which was dis
covered, and some of the leading
men were charged with the design to
arm the members of the order for
treasonable purposes. Treachery
showed itself at Louisville. Judge!
ilJullet and Dr. Kaffus were arrested my duty to remain
from Detroit ' to Sahdaf,fcy,; ho went
on his way toward JohnsonV IshiDd.
Havinx landed at Middle Bar Island
to secure a supplr f' wood, the
steamer Island Queen; 'trjth n large
number of passengers and thirty-two
soldiers, camo alongside, and lashed
herself to tho ParsonK" Art httank
was at ' onco ' rosolvttr 1 npori.' The
nassencrer and soldiers - were -soon
made prisoners, and tlic-boat deliver-
. . n. L u; '
eu up to our men.' ineBoiuiers were
regularly paroled. Tb pawiongers
were left on tho island,: having given-
their promise not to le8e for twenty-
four hours, and the ooat was towed
out into the lake and Funk. '. '
The Parsons was' then started di
rectly for the Bar . ofiSandusky.-
Here the men, for certain reasons not
altogether satisfactory,' "but possiWy
fortunately, refused to make the at
tack on the Michigan1. ftorr"Tcturn-
ed ami landed at SandVich, C. V.,
and the men scattered through the
country. Most of .them have return
ed to the Confederate-. .States, but a
few days since Acting Master J'.euiict
G. Hurley was arrested, jind the trial
is now going on for his delivery un
der the extradition treaty. If - we
had Cole's, Beall's, or hia own com
mission, I should not feojt the result
As it is they will have to, prove that
they acted under my order, and that
will in all probability secure hi re
lease, but it may lead to xdy expulsion
from the Provinces. A(:ieat I have
it from a reliable source, tt this last
proposition has been prysascd upon
the Canadian authorities, i and they
have considered it. Bhould the
course of events take thus direction,
unadvised by you, I shall consider it
and sent to Mcniphi
where I am and
huld prefer, if it
nmliis. J lie dav on aoitie tne i.-sue
which the irrcut movement was to be Ik possible, to have your , views on
made became known to Mr. McDon- the subject Capt Cole . is stiU.a
j aid, candidate for Governor of Indi- prisoner on Johnson's Island. .
j ana, and lxlieving it would mar the J In obedience to your suggestion, as
prospects for election unless prevent-! far as it was practical, soon after my
ed, he threatened to cxposu all the j arrival here 1 urged the people of the
; parties engaged unless the project North to convert their paper money
! was abandoned. Thus the day pass- into gold and withdraw from the
Jed by and nothing was done. The j market I am satisfied this policy
Chicago Convention came. The j was adopted and carriett(,iutb effect
crowd was immense. The feeling ; to some extent, but how extensively
, was unanimously for peace. A gen- i I am unable to state. What effect it
could be sent to convenient; portious
for arminj such vwstscL. i as, could ,be
seized for operations ojj the. lakes, I
aided Dr.. James T. Uates, of Ken
tucky, an old steamboat captain, in
tho purchase of the steamer Georgiau.
She had scarcely been transferred,
when tho story went abroad, that she
had been liurehasid and armed ,or
tho purpose of sinking tho Michigan,-
releasing tlie prisoner s on Jolinson s
Island, and destroying the, shipping
on the lakes, and tin; .cities on their
margin. The wildcat consternation
prevailed hi ull the l)ordcr cities. At
Buffalo two tirs hud cattnou placed
On board, live regiments of soldiers
were sent there, two of them, repre
sented to have been drawn" from the
army:of Virginia. .Bells were 'rung
at Detroit, and churches broken np on
Sunday. " The trholc lake shore was
a scene '.of wild excitement. Boats
were sent out which boarded the
Georgian and found nothing contra
band on board, but still the people
were credulous. ' ' ' 1 '
The bane and curse of carrying out
anything in this country is the sur-
villancc under which we act. Detec
tives or those ready to give informa
tion stand at every street corner.
Two or three cannot interchange
ideas without a reporter. ,
The Presidential, election . has so'
(leiiiorauzea inc leaoers oi mo cons
of Liberty that a new organization,
under new leaders has become an ate
solute necessity.. .This is now goiri
forward with great vigor and success.
The new order is styled "The Order
of the Star." There is a general ex
pectation that there will ooil be a
new draft. It is pnrely luilitan-, and
wholly independent of politics . and
politicians. It is. given out among
the members that Stonewall Jackson
is thefonnder of the Order; and the
name has its significance front the
stars on the collars of Southern olli-
There is no reason to doubt that
the mouses to a large extent of the
North are brave and true and believe
Lincoln a tyrant and usurper. ' Dur-
inj my stay m Canada, .a great i
amount of projiertv has been destroy
:d bv burning. Tho infonnation
. eral impression prevailed that a re-; had on the gold market it,, i iiupossi- j brought to mo an to the pcrjietrators.
I consiruciion couki oc nan, aim mat it oie to esiiiuaic; out ceriafu u is, tuai
j was necessary to so far pander to the gold continued ta appreciate until it
A STOHV OF THE REBELLION.
piCk'LT.SGII.L, LYONS tV Co.
I f MANVFACTl itEITS i. WMLHiS IX
1 LOOKING. GLASSES,
JI'.:.. Mantle an.1 l'l'T LklngGlaysis an.l
l'i -tare Fr.nui-s a Sx-lality.
: 4 : W il i H'K KET. 1 'I TTS I.'l'KCilL P.V.
For Business Men.
Jau ub lbuuiaen'a Kcport to Jadath 1.
: Ilcnjaiuin The t'M f Burai Sorts),
rrn t'llie. and Rrlrswe Bpbrl Prlaoa)
rro-Attempt to Captarv a War Ventel.
''The TtcscrvcFund Policy.1
v M 1 : 1 1 S KT 1 ' L A N 1XG-MILL
GOOD & JONES,
w n.'W pr.-par.,! to do all kinds of j-laning and
:.u'..-turio ol building materials, j
I 1.' M 'i;lN"G. ,
U i;.THlUHi(i.Vl;lilNG, i
SASIl AND lKMllIS, 1
WIN DOW t IMKili FIJAMlX,
VEXETIAX sin 11 Kits. j
1SSI EDHY THE
.i r:. iinvihina- generally nel In hou.
: ;i kiil lr ! ..rk done toor.hr.
ir.l.-p. I'p'iiil'tlv tilled.
Gt m id & Jun es.
AMKS PLC 11,
i .v sti:i:j:t, somerset, pa.
1 tt -'A j.n ;i;tn''l t-t nianul.i' turt Kill'?.-of
WAGON'S, SLKIGliS, A:c
He Kill also promptly attend to
.hut the HEST M ATi:i:i.AI.ill l-u-.-d.
A I.I. WtUMC WAliliANTI-.n.
rk d.iie in the latest nn-1 m-vt ai'prov.,1
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES.
t. March Cth.
Tlii-h ti illiiii'im i.3 nn nvoit frtV t if
i iiv loiivniut; o till vA.ir v- i w
the original report of Jacob Thomp
son, secret agent of the late Confeuer
jatc Government, stationed in Canada
for the purpose of organizing an in
surrection in the Northern states and
burning the principal cities. The
original paix-r is now in the hands of
! Touoxto, C. W., Decemlier 3, 1SC4.
: The lion. J. P. Benjamini. Secre-
.tary of State Sir: Several times
. ...sn,. -o ! 'vc I attempted to send you coniniu-
Ll h UN w U iwAiN wiVl L;y.t'u,catlyns ,,ut 1 "ave 110 assurance
j that any one of them has been receiv
ed, i iiave rciaxeu no euori to carry
cut the objects the government has in
view in sending me here. I had
hoped at different times to have ac
complished more, but still I do not
' think that my mission has been alto-
j jgether fruitless. At all events, we
IT'-rTypTT "PnllPTT TTnrOT, i have afforded the Northwestern States
I i v ei y roiiuy nuiuei . tLe aniplPrt oprortunit v t0 thr0w oo-
j , tlie galling dynasty at AVashington,
I ' nn.l r.iu.iilv 4ik tit- irk fi'i.r if
are thirty-five years 1. ,J , . ...
1 Mate rights ana civil nocrtv.
Seciires Special Protection to
For exainide: Suii.c run
ol aire and take m -ltesene Fund ioli'y" at or
dinary lile rati.
nc annual payment w 111 Insure you 2 years and
Two annual jiaymeuts will insure you 4 years
ati'l 12 uavs.
State rights and civil liberty,
This fact must satisfy the
class of discontents atT home, of the
readiness and willingness of the ad-
b ii-l 11 days.
Three 'annual payments will Insure you e years mjnistration to avail itself of CVCTy
Five annual lymcnts will Insure you 10 years I proffered assistance in our gTCat
" s'laimual payments .ill Insure you 12 years struggle for illdelH'IldenCC.
On my arrival iurc 1 heard there
was such an organization as the "Or
der of the sons of Liberty" in the
Northern States, and my first efforts
was to learn its strength, its princi
ples, its objects, and if possible to put
mvself in commu
leading spirits. Th
This Protection Applies to any Age,
And Is expressly stated In every 1'oliey.
went to 290. 1 he high price may
have tempted many to change their
policy, because gold soon .afterwards
f.'H in tin. i.inrl-r trt l.ft-' WIi tin if
linent mem- j was 1 SO, and exportation j( gold was i proof adduced
the "Sons of ' so small that there appeared to beicoueerned ina'
-1.1 l'.il 1 1 ,-'. ' T 1 Tli ( w
military feeling as to take General
MeClellan to insure certain success.
This nomination, followed as it were
by divers disclosures and arrests of
persons who were prom
liers, totally demoralized
Liliertv." The feeling with the mas-1 little demand for it Mr..'John Tor
es is as strong as ever. They are 1 terfield, formerly a' banker of Nush
true and brave, and I believe are wil-! ville, but now a resident of Montreal
ling, but they have no leaders. The! was furnished with $100,000 Bad. in-
vigijance of the Administration, its
large detective force, the large boun
ties paisjafur treachery, and the re
spectable tnen who have yielded to
the temptation, added to the large
military force stationed in these
States, make organization aud Jrep
aration almost impossible.
A large sum of money has been ex
pended in fostering and furthering
these operations, and it now seems to
have been to little proGt; but in re-
viewiug the past 1 do not see how it
could have been avoided, nor has it
lscen spent altogether in vain. The
apprehensions of the enemy have
caused him to bring back and keep
from the field in iront at least sixty
thousand men to watch and brow
beat the people at home. In this
view of the subject tho same amount
of money has effected ko much in no
other quarter since the commence
ment of the war. :
In July last, Capt. Charles II. Cole,
of Gen. Forrest's command, made
his escape from prison. He represen
ted to me that he had been appointed
a lieutenant in our navy. I sent him
around the lakes with instructions to
go as a lower deck passenger, to fa
miliarize himself with all the chanels
and different approaches to the sever
al harbors, the strength of each
place, the depositaries of coal, ond es
pecially to learn all that he could
alnrnt the war steamer Michigan, and
devise some plan for her capture or
destruction. This duty he perform
ed very satisfactorily. lie was then
instructed to return aud put himself
structed to proceed to New York to
carry out a financial policy, of ,Lis
own conception, which consisted in
the purchase of gold anfr"exporting
the same, selling it for sterling bills
of i xchange, and then converting his
exchange into gold. This process in
volved a certain loss, the cost of trans
He was instructed by Mr. Clay aud
myself to go on with his policy until
he" had expended $25,000, with which
he supposed he would ship directly
$5,000,000 and induce others to ship
much more; and then if the effect
upon the gold market was not very
perceptible, he was to desist and re
turn to Canada and restore the mon
ey unexpended. By his last report
he had caused the shipment . of more
than $2,000,000, at an expense of less
than $10,000, but it seems that a Mr.
Lyons, who had been a former part
ner of Mr. Porterfield, was arrested
by General Butler on the ground that
he was exporting gold, and although
Mr. Lyons had no connection w ith
Mr. PortcrGcld in his transactions,
yet he thought it prudent to return to
Canada, and while he retains the un-j
expended balance of the $25,000 to
carry out his instructions, he has re-i
stored $75,000. ' I must confess that
is so conflicting and contradictory
that I urn satisfied that nothing can
be certainly known. : Should claims
be presented at the war office for pay
ment of this kind of work, not one
dollar should be advanced on any
until all the parties
have, an opDortunity
If.ir ni'il.-mnr iinf an.1 tiri.ctitin cr urnnf
Several parties claim to have done
the work at St Louis, New Orleans,
Louisville, . Brooklyn,. , Philadelphia,
and at, Cairo, within the last, few
days. ' ' ,' .
Dr. K. S. Stewart, of Virginia, has
reached this place very mysteriously
and informs me ho has a plan for the
execution of something which has re
ceived the sanction of the President.
He is in want of money and states to
mo that you have given him a draft
on ine for $20,000 in gold, which has
been lost on the vvay. He has sent
back to Richmond for a renewal. He
has rented a large house and moved
his family into it. I cannot doubt his
word, but of course, I do not feel au
thorized to advance him money Avith
out your authority or that of the
President. I have however been
constrained to advance him $500 in
gold on Lis written statement that
unless the money was placed in his
hands,, the lives and liberty of high
Confederate officers would be imperilled.
Owing to the ill health of Mr. Clay
we separated nt Halifax, and since
then Ave have not lived together,
though we hare lieen in consulting
distance. As the money Avas all iu
my name, which I supposed to be
controlled by ns jointly, and as he
desired to have a sum placed in ' his
hands, ond at all times subject to his
damage in tho .Federal finances if
vigorously followed up, and if m un
toward circumstances should interfere
with the operation. -Soon
after I reached Canada a Mr.
mention with it 5n communication with the officers of j Minor Major visited me, and repre
fbis Avas effected i t,,c i:uigan. aU(l feeling his way, sented himself as an accredited agent
! TH E A D Y A XTA ! E ( F St I'll iVK( (TEl TH IX.
, O ull Lin. la
J Lil0-:-llA , ..' This is to eertirv that my late nnsnan.i. naniei
5 t ' 3 "tL i ..., 1 H. Thompson, was insure,! ia the Herkshlre Lite , OHCl
I A P! s-'.'es repaired promptly. iUMjnu4. ( ,,,, Mv. I'.ttsli. Id. .Mass.. lor I."U,
j I J.'Vf'""" V:,re" Deccmtkrr lwh.ls.7ti, premium jnvahle quarterly. "S II
I use 1 mNM "'ZtiZfTi tf- That two ,v,nent. were n.Je up to June l,h. 1 .rrca
' i t.r- nr. k ,1 ""-r-! 171. that he. led Kt.d-r 1:1th, four UH-athsaner
I 1 lar S-K.1 Avenue. Il.tsl.unr. i he tajl, , U1.ke w, lmvnatC I Pl t
t T - - , -T-. .. ,..... r !.AK.h, r..M r..nUl tn II,.
He carelul to buy
! without much difficulty or delay. I
was received among tuem with cordi
to endeavor to purchase tlie loat from
its officers., lor a time he thought
that mr late husband. Daniel
i iivsK iAX .vn'J) .snu.r.ox.
i:ynlds. stfkn & co
ril s;: Si. tl.aihs H.i!)
i W....I. Sriu iT, Pittsih "Btiii, Pa.,
iir1rr-i t.f (iiet u.arr and .Maiiufae
inrcrs (f tilanarc.
This is toeertlfv
members was large, but not so
great as Mr. Holt in his official re-
reiiresents it to be. Its objects
The usual pr.ts of .leath were lorwanien io tne , rmlitipiil" it nriiininlpa were
, Coin pan v, and the lull amount of t he policy, less , " 1 i 1 1 "
! the two.'iuarterlv pavments.lue at the time of his I that the government AVaS based On
j death, was pal. I to me by tUirdeneral Agent in : . . ,,..,., nf ., ,1Iir;a tn ;r . tint
! riiiiad. ii'iiia. w. h. Graves, at their ..me, s. av. j tne conj-eiit oi tne parties to it, mat
. comer chestnut and t'eventh sirt t the States were the parties and were
(Sizne.1) El TIE THOMPSON,
AV. H. Greene, late ol New Y.irk. insured a lew ! Sovereign ; that there AVBS no author
i years sinee In the Herkshlre Lite Insurance Com-; j, .i ,ronor mirernnisnt in on.
panyl..Ue. but owinit to mislortune inbusi HI lUC general govt rnmeni 10 CO-
ness was unai'le to make any payment io ine . erce a seceCOIIIg fMaie. 1 lie rt'SOlU-
oi..piiy.luriiro..M. year aad five monthi .prior to , . - , . ,
i..i.!ir.jna.l is pr. pari ! to manufacture all
IN AND SlIKKT IP.ON WAItE.
"':ui:ly m haiid a sui.ply of c.pjier and brass
truil i.u.s and all kinds ol
IIoux I'ii rn ili ins (.woiIm
idly iejrt in his Hih. Shop iae d. west ol
s'.-er s store. Alaiu Mr.,-!. SomerM. l'a.
'" 1- 1- NOAH C'ASEHEEK.
( 1. 1:, i ;i t o k s" Vt'oT."
roduce Commission Merchants,
NO. 4 CAMDEN STH1.ET,
TO THE SALE OF BUTTEIt.
his .leo'-nar. 1 ,ve this ilav f id (at the New
Aork ottiee ot tt t '.nny. "Ti rin.iw.v. corner ag iirc8enting the true theory , of the !
( hainrs rs street ). tnree thousand two hundred 1 o ; i
and i.iiiety-niiir,i,.ii,rs. this iH-inur the full amount government Its organization was
nienJ's' Muetl u" iBl"e J"3" 1 essentially military. It had its eom-
j. h. fhaxcisci s. Iniandersor divisions, of brigades, of
regiments, of eompanie.
l;.l- el ,i
nlitv n,1 tl.o o-n.att .nfuW nt HC AVOU1U SUCCCCU 111 UIIS, II lie COU1U
nri,wln,l Tl.n n n 1 .f Kl c inc guuruiiices oi iiaviueui OI
U VAICIIUIU J IIIK. ll WUUi.'l VI I - - , , ll.l.
tne sums supuiaicu, uui oy uegrecs
the question was dropped.
He asked jxrmission to organize
a force to board and take her. This
was done, and Acting Master John
Y. Beall was sent to him to aid the
organization and assist in carrying
out the enterprise. Their plans were
well conceived, and held out the
promise of Fuccess. It had been
previously ascertained from escaped
prisoners from Johnson's island that
an organization existed among the
Xew York, March 11th, -.si. suiwrliiten.lcnL
Itcatl I le Follow ing
( laiitiH Paid.
James Joi.r. Ne
overdue 4 months.
F. H. C. Hanie. New York City. $1,000. jay
liiesit overdue 4 months and a da vs.
Mrs. (1. it. Hart, Chicago, 111, S.OOO, payment
overdue 7 months and l&davs.
H. F. Moore. Ho-ton. Mass.. 10.000, tiaymcnt
1 OTerdue & moiit hs aud lfl da vs.
I James H. Adair, New Marsvllle, Ind 4CO0O,
I iMvment ovenlue 2 mouths and T days.
lumarrl ti'Grady. Iietn.it. Mleh.. sjfl.onO, pay-
uieill utmiur . .nni. IV ni' . ir mm . uJ n-
JitH- I. tal'rook. FitchlHinc Mia, tl.000,
payment ovcnlue 3 years, 1 month and x days,
(HHilx'HILD k MAIJSHAI.U Agents,
junc lS-'TZ. Somerset, l'a.
' 'ur I.us1ih strictly
hr U. .T. M. n..l.I. rttim. S.ierse "
.Messrs. M. D. Miller fc Co.. Mevers Mills.
.M. rs. Meyers a A in. wilt. Ib-riln.
Ciiautevy lln,.ks. fn-slileiit Western Na-
, Uotml Hank ol llaitimore.
'"It 13, 1 1
ELLIPTIC SEWING MACHINE
New Draw Feed,
i There are some piduts In a Sewing Machine that
1a.1i.-s d.'Sirtnfr to purchase. shouU take lnluci
! Liifhtness of running.
" oi Management.
Capacity 0,lu ,ne Work KequlreJ,
Freedom from Noise, and
IV' Liability to iret out of Order.
In the month of June last the uni
versal feeling among the members,
leaders, and privates, was that it was
useless to hold a Presidential election.
Lincoln had the poAver and would cer-
York city, ti.ooo. payment 1 tainly elect himself, and there was no
hope but in force. I lie bclier was
entertained and freelev entertained
and freely expressed that by a bold,
vigorous, and concerted movement
the three great Northwestern States
of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio could
be seized and held. Thin being done
the States of Kentucky and Missouril
1.1 1 l-r. . 1 I- .1 1
couiu iic euMiy iiucu irom tiieir pros
trate condition and placed on their
feet, and this in sixty days would end
AVhile everything was moving
smoothly to a supjrosed successful
consummation, the first interruption
in the calculation was the postpone
ment of the meeting of the Demo
cratic Convention from the 4th of
July to the 2'Jth of August, but the
lireiiarations still went on, and in one
a a -
'HE NEW FLOP It MILL.
The at w Hour Mill built on tlie site of the
JLI) -DENXISON MILL,"
firths of a mile aouth of Somerset is com
:nt ITSlSfL.if'-r 'I' 'I-i;t lmprove-
. .uoiue new cinq oi work.
- 'ioukri prlca pd . .11 kinds of jrraln.
fu VALENTINE JlAY.
of the States the 20th of July Avas
fixed as the day for the movement
But before the day arrived a general
council of the order from the differ
ent States was called, and it was
We claim that tlie IMPROVED ELLIPTIC l,-l.. .!. .!, OliK ,.T
IIUaiHl tluUitis .iiiuufcui, lav auu..iuvuk a luv ""'
ssses all tliese ,luts.
THE VEBY UEST
And we solicit an examination of It, A (rents want
ed in .very county, to whom w. will give the Uoat
EATON ttltOS., I Fltta ATPitubwrfh, Pa.
July would be premature, and the
ICtb of August was fixed on for a
general uprising. This postpone
ment was insisted upon on the ground
that it was necessary to have a series
of public meetings to prepare the
public mind, and appointments for
prisoners on the island for the
pose of surprising'the ' guard
capturing the Island. The presence
of the steamer Michigan, Avhich car
ried fourteen guns, was the only ob
stacle. Secret communications were
had, by which they were advised
that on the night of the 19th of Sep
tember an attempt to seize the Michi
gan would be made. On that night
Capt Cole, Avho had previously es
tablished the friendliest relations with
the officers of the steamer, Avas to
have a "wine drinking" with them on
board, and at a given hour Acting
Master Beall was to appear on a boat,
to be obtained for that purpose, Avith
a sufficient body of Confederate sol
diers, to board and take the steamer.
Should they capture the steamer, a
cannon shot sent through the officers'
quarters on Johnson's Island Avas to
signify to the prisoners that the hour
for their release had come, Should
they take the island, boats were to be
improvised, and Sandusky vas to be
attacked. If taken, the prisoners
were to be mounted and make for
Cleveland, the boats co-operating;
and from Cleveland the prisoners
were to make for Wheeling, and
thence to Virginia. The kev to the
whole movement Avas the . capture of
On the evening of the 19th, by
some treachery, Cole was arrested,
and the messenger Avho was to meet
Acting Master Beall at Kelly's Island
did not reach him. Disappointed, but
nothing daunted, Acting Master Beall
having possession of the Philo Par
eons, a passenger steamer running
the first shipment had a marked effect personal control, I transferred to him
on the market I am inclined to the asS.Cll. for which I hold his receipt.
belief this theory will , work great and for which he nroniises to account
to tho proper authorities at home. In
cluding the money turned over to Mr.
Clay, all of which he has not yet ex
pended, tlie entire expenditure as yet
on all accounts is about $300,000." I
still hold three drafts for $100,000
each, which have not been collected.
Should yon think best for me to re
turn,' I , would be glad to know in
Avhat Avav you think I had best re
turn Avith the funds remaining on
hand. I infer from vour personal in
the New York AVics, that it In your
Avish that I should remain here for
the present, and I shall obey your or
ders.- Indeed, I have so many papers
in my possession Avhich, in the hands
of the enemy, would utterly ruin and
destroy very manv of the prominent
men of the North, that a due sense of
my obligation to them Avill force on
me . the extremest caution in my
movements. . - , , ; . . ,
For tho future, discarding alii de
pendence on tho organizations in the
Northern States, our efforts in my
judgment, should bo directed' to in
ducing those Avho are in the North,
and who utterly refuse to join the ar
my to fight against ". the Confederate
States, to mako their Avay South to
join our service. ; it is believed by
many that at least a nurobcrsufheient
to mako a division may be secured in
this way for our service liefore spring
especially if our army opens up t
road to the Ohio. Some are now
on their Avay to Coriuth, . which at
prescut is the point of rendezvous.
Also, to operate on their rilroads and
force tho enemy to keep up a guard
on all the roads, which wil require a
large standing arniv at home ; and to
burn, Avhenover it Is practicable, and
thus make men of property feel their
insecurity and tire them out At ilk the
war.- . , . ,
The attempt ou New York has pro
duced a great panic which will uot
subside at their bidding. . ;.
This letter, though long, does not,
I am aware, . report many , things of
minor importance which have occurred
durieg my sojourn in Canada, but I
shall omit them at present. , Very re
spectfully, your obedient servant
, Signed J. Thompson.
' The original copy bears the follow,
ing indorsement in the handwriting
of J. P. Benjamin, Confederate Secrc
ry of War .. - .'
Received I3ta February, 18C5. .
J. P. B.
from the Confederal States to de
stroy steamboats on the Mississippi
river, and that his operations were
suspended for want of means. I ad
vanced to him $200 in federal currcn-i
cy, and soon after several boats Avere
burned in St. Louis, involving an im
mense loss of property to the rnemy.
Ho became suspected, as he represen
ted to me of lieing the author of this
burning, and from that time both he
and his men have been hiding, and
consequently haA-c done nothing.
Money has been advanced to .Mr.
Churchill, of Cincinnati, to organize
a corps for the purpose of incendiar
ism in that city. 1 consioer innl a
true man, and "although as yet he has
effected but little, 1 am in constant
expectation of hearing of effective
work in that quarter., -. . t ;
Previous to the arrival of Lieuten
ant ' Colonel Martin, . Lieutenant
Headier brought an unsigned .letter
from you. All the different places
where our prisoners arc Camp Dou
glas, ltock Island, Camp Morton,
Camp Chase, and Elinira had been
thoroughly examined, and' tho conclu
sion was forced upon us that all efforts
to release them without an outside
co-operation would bring disaster
upon the prisoners and result -in no
good. AH projects of' that nrt were
abandoned, except that at Camp Dou
glas, Avhcrc Capt. Hines still believed
he could affect their release. ' We
yielded to his firmness,' zeal and per
sistence, and his plans Avere " plausi
ble ; but treachery defeated' him lie
fore his well laid schemes were de
veloped. ' ' " '
Having nothing else on hand Col.
Martin expressed a wish to organize
a corps to burn New York city. He
was allowed to do so, and a most dar
ing attempt was made to fire that
city, but their reliance on the Greek
fire has proved a misfortune. It can
not be depended on as an agent in
such work. I have no faith what
ever in it, and no attempt shall hereaf
ter bo made, under my general direc
tions, Avith any such .materials.
I knew nothing Avhatever of the
raid on St. Alban's until after it trans
pired. Desiring to have a boat on
whose captain and crew reliance
could be placed, and on which arms
Call around and see us when you
have time or otherwise. , 4 , '
' Sydney Smiths conversation was
the conversatiwnf TrritiTTnad- with
spirits ; of a man, to use his own ex
pression, , who must either talk, laugh
or burst ; the conversation of a man
whose intellect bred analogies and
picturesque imagefy as the sun breeds
cloud: Take hrrii Avhen or where
yon might, you never tok him by
surprise ; and most of the brighte.it
illustrations of his wit, like Douglass
Jcrold's were those that he struck out
on tho spur of the moment. His re
ply to 4hc Archbishop of York "II
near, Alt. Smith, you do not. approve
of much : riding for the clergy."
t'Why, my Jord; perhaps there is not
mien objection,, provided .they do not
ride too well, and stick out their toes
professionally" was very keen ; for
Sydney Smith could never sit a horse,
aud his diocesan Avas one of the finest
horsemen in a province Avhere every
boy wo born iu a saddle, and rides
by Instinct , There was a touch of the
courtier as well as of the wit in his
reply to the lady who, arguing in a
largo party that it wa always high
tide at London Bridge at twelve
o'clock, appealed to him with, "Now
Mr. Smith, is it not so V "It used
not to be so, I IK-Iieve, formerly, but
perhaps the Lord Mayor, and Alder
men have altered' it" lately." He
traced out the analogies of things
with marvelous quickness. A man at
his side' reckons tho amount of his
ground-rent at $5 a foot. "Ah, the
price of a London footman six foot
high, thirty guineas a year." Upon !
a couple of talkers, "there is the same
difference between their tongues as
betAveen the hour and the minute
hand ; one goes tttt times a fat, and :
the other signifies ten times as much."
If you masthead a sailor for not do
ing his duty, why should you not
weathercock a parishioner for refus
ing to pay tithes ?" Of a New Zeal
and attorney "There is a New Zeal
and attorney, just arrived in Loudon,
with 6s. 8d. tattooed all over his face,
and of illusions "We- naturally lose
illusions as Ave get older, ! like teeth,
but there is no Cartwrhcht to fix a
new set into our understandings. I
have, alas, only one illusion left, and
that is the Archbiscop of Canterbury.
Combining a vivid imagination with
this brilliant gift of hitting upon an
alogies, with these high spirits, and
this remarkable fluency of expression,
Sydney Smith Avas, as a talker, irre
sistible ; and except Macaulay, he
generally talked every guest at a
table into silence. His habit wan, as
he said, to fire right across the table,
and to talk upon any subject that
hapened to be started, rarely start
ing anything of his own. Byron
calls him, in Don Juan,
; "Tae loadast wit I '? wa deafened with." ,
and that i the geriWal testimony.
His intellect was like an electric
coil ; you touched it, and it flashed
out in sparkling confiscations at the
touch. The conversation at one of
Rogers' breakfasts turns upon Ameri
can birds. 1 My dear Rogers," say
we should be tarred and feathered ;
and, lovely as we are by nature, I
should be an ostrich and you an emu."
Sir Charles LyeU's book is brought
on the carpet, and people Avonder
Avhat sort of a spectacle our era will
present to the Sir Charles Lyell of
the next geological epoch. "Yes,
imagine an excavation on the site of
St Paul's : fancy a lecture, by the
Owen of some future age, on the
thigh bone of a Minor Canon, or the
tooth of a Dean the form, qualities,
knowledge, tastes, propensities, he
would discover from them."
Of art and polish, as art and polish
were understood by Macaulay, you
find no traces in Sydney Smith. His
daughter calls him a sort of rough
rider of subjects ; and the phrase is an
apt one. He never troubled himself
with the metaphysics of a question ;
he never troubled himself with its
trivialities. Taking up onlr those
topics of talk that Avere of the dir-
ectest personal interest ; those topics
that were under discussion in the
House of Commons, in Cathedral
chapters and at every dinner table,
Sydney Smith selected their most
telling points and then sat down to
work these up Avith his own vigorous
understanding, from what I may call
the common sense point of view.
And his style is, in its way, perfect
It is the exact mirror of his thought.
He wrote as he talked: wrote, that is,
with the dash of a man of keen wit
and of high intelligence, rarely re
vised his manuscript, and left most of
his contributions to the Edinburgh
Revtetc, to chance and Jeffrey.
that did honor to their sex.
strategy, my boy !"euid thi
man unto himself.
rarely' e-er gnaw down large trees,
but lite upon tlie bark of tne smaller
ones, willow and raspU-rry bushes,
and upon different kinds of root-.
'.nrh as tho poo'llily, iuj'1 tho rooM of
I th coar.v gra u hi. Ii grow along
th margins of the streams. Besides
Cottonwood, they age tho bark of th;
' asien, yellow birch, and poplar. In
I tins Winter, when their supply is
'scarce, they eat the wood alon.
Some cottonwood trees 2) inches in
diameter have lx-cn gnawed down by
them and one authority, remarking
ii'ron the tree-cuttings on the Yejlow- .
stone River, stales that the lira vers
committed great devastation among
tho trees "one of which, three feet in
diameter, had Vni gnaws-d through
MartranrtsM a CH OMcer.
General Hartranft has bca Audi-
nel we arc approaching the tnnnei. tor-General six rears. During that
With good management I can do the time he has caused nearly one thous
doed in the long tunnel just beyond j and suit to be brought by the At
Sunol;"and w ith a . heavenly smile j toraey-Gtneral for taxes against de
onhis manly features lie gracefully linqaent corporations, and the reve
lifted his carpet bag from the floor, I nut of the State have been swelled
unlocked it, and drew forth a snowy
shirt, with a nice frilled bosom.
Then from another recess drew he a
packet containing a pair of handrouie
sleeve-buttons and a pair of studs,
which were quickly adjusted in their
Casting a careful glance from the
window, he saw that the train was
not far from the tunnel where the
hundreds of thousands of dollars
from this source alone. It is the un
iversal testimony of those who can
speak understandinjly, that a more
capable or inflexible incumbent of
this office the State has never had.
Says a cotemporary : . ' ;
' "His rule has been never to hesi
tate in such matters. ; All accounts
azainst corporations are made up ac-
metamorphosis was to take placc.and cording ft law and presented against
so he turned his back on the other the parties for settlement If they
passengers, and liegan to loosen sun-! refuse to call at the State Treasury,
dry buttons in short, prepared to J and cash up, the next step was to or
shuck himself. Presently the event- j der the bringing of suit, which Gen
ful moment came. The iron horse ( cral Hartranft has done with a stern
plunged into the dark recesses of the : impartiality, which has called bitter
tunnel, and me car was snrouueu in but unavailing resistance during the
impenetrable darkness. Presently a last six years from more than one
ray of light gleanied in fantastic i powerful" deotor of tho Common
shapes along the rugged wall of the j wealth.
tunnel, and by its faint glimmer a j To the fidelity of General Hart
struggling figure was discernible in ! ranft. Mr. F. B. Gowan, President of
the direction of the young man's seat. 1 the Philadelphia and Reading Rail
As the light became stronger, its gy-i road Company, and a political oppo
ratious became more frantic. Its jnent. in his argument before the Sen
great long arms, encased in white, ( ate Judiciary Committee, while re
thrashed wildly aliout as though in ft rring to the charge that railroad
agony of despair, and finally when J companies defrauded the State, testi-
witn a shriclcoijoy tneengine nashed ; fied as follows :
into the dazzling sunlight, it sank in
to its seat, apparently crashed with
mortification and chagrin.
The ladies screamed with terror
and hid their blushes at the unusual
apparition. Strong men crushed their
handkerchiefs into their months and
nearly choked with emotion. The
figure reclined motionless on the soft
cushion, until sonie one Avith more
i,.Wl Lnow )iinHhiny about
thoe tv:o kind of person, natural
and artificial; mjiwthing about men,
mmethiitfj atut tor y rations. I
L now that all int-n mnt die, and that
in Penmnjlcania all -orpjration.i
mut ay tlwir taxe; and & long an
nnj friend. General Hartranft, m
Auditor General of the Mate, J be
lieve that the dixjM of the eorvora-
couragc than the rpst aavanceu o tion m a.i meedable an the doom ot
ascertain who and what it was. Fi- man, and upon this subject I iak
nally the terrible truth was revealed, fwm jminful experience.
The white cover was lifted, and from j The truth is, Owraj - Hartranft
beneath appeared the features of our
young friend, clothed with crimson's
richest hue. The mystery was soon
explained. He had gotten the Chevi
ot off, but alas ! iu his hurry and ex
citement he had forgotten to undo the
collar fastening of the white frilled
trout. Horror : it avouIu not go
over his head !
will stand the test of honest scrutiny
and command the support of those
who arc disposed to act fairly.
Haw Engllnh Lords Drm.
" II t alary B.pata Ilaelf.
It is a singular thing that there is
j no place so good as the House of
j Lords,- or perhaps, the House of
Commons to see genuine curiosities of
! old-fashioned costumes. There are
a Sand- t plenty of men in either house who
some j n-eni to have permanently adopted
The followinar I find in
wich Island, painr - ..which
friend has sent me from that tranquil j 6(imc favorite fashion of their youth,
The coincidence be-
experience and that
tween mv own
here set down by the late Mr. Ben
ton is so remarkable, that I cannot
forlsear publishing and commenting
upon the . paragraph. 1 he Sand
wich. Island paper says:
' How touching is this tribute of
the late Hon. T. II. Benton to hi?
motner'a influence. My mother ask
ed me never to use tobacco ; I have
never touched it from that time to the
present dav. She asked me not to
MitiMs nnil T tinvp never caniriled
f we Avere both in America, . teir who is ,osi in -ames
that are being played.
A Clean Skirt.
A - good story came in with the
overland train on Monday night.
Among the passengers Avas a young
man possessed of a judicious spirit of
economy and a pardonable share of
vanity. The judicious economy was
made manifest to the other occupants
of the car by the fact that the young
man wore plain clothing aud a single
cheviot shirt all the way from Chica
go, and for the pardonable vanity
well, how that became apparent is
Avhere the joke comes in. He had
only been to the East on a visit, and
the girl he had left behind him had
been notified in advance of his ap
proach, and, in company with a few
other friends was to meet bun at
Nilc9 station. . .
Yiiiions of rapture floated through
his brain, and seating himself in a se
cluded corner of tho ear, he poured
forth his spirit's gladness iu a gush of
melody somewhat as thus :
"Borne attain, home airaia, !
From a foh bob-reign shore :
Ami oh t It fills my so-o-ul with joy
To me-he-eat my friends one. more.
Suddenly he hushed his notes of
joy and reached for his carpet-bag.
The appalling idea flashed across
his mind that the shirt Avhich had
done him so much good service
which had clung to him during the toil
some march across two thousand miles
of mountain,' plain and desert was
not exactly the. thing to appear In if
one wished, to intensify an already
good impression. ' It certainly
wouldn't be tho clean thing he said
to himself it wouldn't be justice to
the shirt So he resolved to change
it But how ? The car contained
several lady passengers, and they
watched everything that was going
on around them with an assiduity
isheu me, too, against liquor drink
ing, and whatever capacity for en
durance I have at present, and what
ever; usefulness I may have attained
through life, I have attributed to
having complied to her pious and
correct wishes. When I was seven
years of age she a.-ked me not to
drink, and then I made a pled're of
total abstinence ; and that 1 have ad
hered to it through all time, I owe to
I never saw anything so curious.
It is almost an exact epitome of my
own moral career after simply sub
stituting a grandmother for a mother.
How well I remember my grand
mother s asking me not to use tobac
co, good old soul ! She said : "You're
at it again, are vou, you whelp ! Noav
don't ever let me catch you chcAving
tobacco before breakfast again, or 1
lay I'll blacksnake you within an inch
of your life !' I have never touched
it at that hour in the morning from
that time to the present day.
She asked me not to gamble. She
whispered and said. "Put up those
wicked cards this minute !-iwo pair
and a Jack, vou numbskull, and the
old fellow's got a flush P
I hare never gambled from that
day to this never once without a
"cold deck" in my pocket I cannot
tell Avho is going to lose in games that
ar being played unless I deal myself.
AVhen I was two years of age she
asked me not to drink, ami then I
made a resolution of total abstinence.
That I have adhered to it and en
joyed the beneficent effects of it
through all time, I owe to my grand
mother let these tears attest hit
gratitude. I hare never drauk a
drop from that day to this, of any
kind ofAvater. Mart: Twain
and clung to it fondly and faithfully
through all times and changes as more
romantic souls cling to the memory of
a lost love. Stand any day about
half-past four at the rear end of AVest
rninstcr Hall and note some of the
costumes that pass you ; the young
men, of course, and many of the
oldsters, arc made up to the hour by
Poole, the fashionable tailor, who cuts
the clothes and sometimes backs the
bills of the aristocracy. But never
mind these commonplace correct ones.
Look at that old peer, the collar of
Avhose coat comes up so far behind as
almost to touch th curly brim of his
high crowned hat The coat has a
fur collar ; it is long in the waist and
long in the skirts, plumped out in
front like the breast of a pigeon or a
pantonine prince. I suppose that
coat was in fashion when George the
Fourth was regent here. See here a
tall old commoner in blue coat with
guilt buttons, a buff waistcoat and
tight, gray trousers. Look at an
other, who Avears whito "duck," as
used to lie called in the days our fa
thers, tightly strapped down over the
boots that man, I suppose, began to
dress after the Duke of AVellingtcn,
and has not noticed any change since
then. Talk of the costume of Gree
ley, why he would le a glass of fash
ion and a mold of form when com
pared with some of these legislative
eccentricities. As a matter of fact,
hardly any of our leading statesman
ever dress well. Gladstone'? clothes
seem to be thrown on with a pitch
fork, as the old phrase was. Disraeli
looks like an ancient picture of a
bright dandy from a book of old
Ltc at rirat Sight.
A correspondent writing from Ida
ho says that this Territory is certainly
the home of the beavers, and I
believe m all the world besides there
are not so many lieavers as there are
in Idaho. Every stream seems to
swarm with them, and they may be
seen frequently in the waters. The
statement, often made, that they
never show themselves, is all a mis
take. I believe that every stream
that empties into the Bear River is
checked in its course by beaver dams,
and those which are found near the
Portneuf River, a tributary of the
Snake River, are very remarkable.
These dams are in Portneuf Canon,
and are in a pctriged state. They
are from 50 ta 60 feet in length, w itb
a fall of Avater over two of them, at
the centre, of from three to four feet,
and over the third of aliout one foot
They are not fully ami firmly petrifi
ed, as that would involve the total
change of all the woody fibre, to be
replaced by earth substances, but are
incrusted with lime, which has per
meated tho substance of tho wood,
and given to the whole a permanent
and durable form. Nature has thus
encased the works of the beaver in a
covering which ia as singular as it is
interesting. , Of late years the num
bers of the beaver have increased
wonderfully, owing td"the"fact that
they are not as eagerly sought after
as they were in former times. The
bark of the cottonwood tree, particu
larly the young and tender bark of
the new twigs, is one of their favorite
articles of food. In Summer, they
Mrs. Fitch, that was, a daughter of
England, is thirty years old, and is
handsome and Avealthy. Mrs. Fitch
has had three husbands, and all of
them died. She.was a spiritualist
and a mediun. and it was revealed to
her that if she would come east
from California she would find an
other " man. On her journey she
stopped at Omaha and was there ta
k"n ill, and, calling ou Dr. Payn, she
btcrii acquainted Avith the doctor's
assistant named M. L. Stanton.
Briefly, Mr. Stanton was that man.
She had no sooner looked upon him
than she knew that she haJ met her
destiny for the fourth time." It was
leap year. She proposed, after a brief
courtship, and he, after thinking the
matter over, accepted her. There
was a large wedding, and the parties
came onto New lork. "e com
mend Mr. Stanton's example to the
young men of Omaha," says the Oma
ha JSee. Good ; but theni Mr. Stan
ton may live some years, and it is a
little rough to expect all the other fel
lows to remain single during that pe
riod. lalaeac ef Xewepaaer.
A school teacher writes as follows:
"I have found it to be the univer
sal fact, without exception, that those
scholars of both sexes, and of all
ages, who have had access to news
papers at home, when compared with
those who have not, are better read
ers, excelling in pronunciation, and
consequently read more understand
ing. Tbey are better spellers, and
define word, with ease and accuracy.
"They obtain a practical knowledge
of geography in almost half the time
it requires others, as the newspaper
has made them familiar with the lo
cation of the most important places,
nations, their governments and do
ings, on the globe.
1 " "They are better gramarians; for
having "become so familiar with every
variety of tho newspaper, from the
common-place advertisement to the
finished and daaaical oration of the
statesman, they more readily com
prehend the meaning of his text, and
consequently analyze its construction.