Daily patriot and union. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1858-1868, July 14, 1863, Image 1
RATES OF ADVERTISING. Font lines or less constitute half a square. Ten lines more than four, constitute a square. sq., One day...._ gc 30 .o.ne eq., one day. —. $0 80 one mech..... 120 64 one week.... 200 one month.. 300 44 one month.. 800 three !aortas bOO 64 three months 10 00 " siZ M3ntlius.. 800 " eta months.. 15 00 " one year.—.... 12 00 one year —2O 00 BILSITORS notices inserted in the Local. COLUMN, sr bet, ge marriages and deaths, TEN CENTS PER LINE for each Lisertion. To merchants and °there advertising by the year, liberal terms will be offered. to- The number of insertions must be designated on he rAvertisement. Marriages and Deaths will be inserted at the sane aLtes 511 regular advertisements. Businefjo dubs. SILAS WARD. NO. 11, NORTH VITRO ST., HARRISBURG. STEINWAY'S PIANOS, MBLODBONS, VIOLINS, GUITARS, lanjos, Flutes, Fires, Drums, .accorduans, names, sinew Awn soon Nowa &a., &a PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES. ALBUMS, Large Pier and Mantle Mirrors, Square and Oval Frames of every description made to order. Reguilding dons. Agency ler Ilsowe's Sewing Machines. 11X" Sheet Music sent by Mail. octl-1 JOHN W. GLOVER ) • WERCHANT TAILOR! Has just received from New York, an assort ment of SEASONABLE GOODS, ukich he offers to his ettstoniers and the pablo so norzZ) firoffERATR PRICES. du WHARRY WILLIAMS, • 401.1.41.11V1C 402 WALNUT STRNICT, PITTLADELPITIA. General Claims for Soldiers promptly collected, State Claims adjusted, L'e., dcc. mar2o-dlm SMITH & EWING, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, THIRD STREET, Harrisburg, Practice in the several Courts of Dauphin county. ecl ectic= made promptly. A. C. SMITH, I. B. EWING. T COOK, Merchant Tailor, ti 27 CHASNUT Sr., between Second and Front, Has just returned from the city with an assortment of CLOTHS, DAUM:EKES AND TESTING'S, Which Will be Sold at moderate prime and made sp t 9 order; and, also, an assortment of READY MADE Clothing and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods. nos2l-Iyd DENTISTRY. `eLT, B. IL GIGDEA, D. D. S„ NO. 119 MARKET STREET, BBY - &KU EL'S BUILDING-, UP STAIRS. janB-tf R ELIGIOUS BOOK STORE, DRAM AND SUNDAY SCHOOL DEPOSITORY: E. S. IT SOUTH 820011 D EMMET, ABOVIII 01118NtrT, EAXXIBBMIG, PA. Depot fortke sale of Stereoscopes,BteresscopleViews, Wage and Musical Instruments. Also, subscriptions taken for religious pnbliectiene. noBo-dy JOHN G. W. MARTIN, FASHIONABLE CARD WRITER, HERR'S HOTEL, HARRISBURG, PA. Allmanner of VISITING, WEDDING AND BUSI NESS CARDS executed in the most artistic styles and most reasonable terms. decl4-dtf UNION HOTEL, Ridge Avenue, corner of Broad street, ILtRRISBIIRG, PA. cuidersiened informs the public that he has re cently renovated awl rented his well-known " Union Hotel" on Ridge avenue, near the Round House, and is prepared to accommodate citizens, strangers and travel era in the best style, at moderate rites. TIM table will be supplied with the beet the muskets sclera, andat his bar will bs found superior branis of liquors and matt beverages. The very beat accommo dations for railroaders employel at the Oleos In Mfg vicinity. fad ail HENRY 130.3Tt3EN. FRANKLIN HOUSE, BALTIMORI, MD. Rift pleasant and CoMmodionS Hotel Imo been no reeghly re-fitted and re-tarnished. It is pleasantly situated on North-West corner of Howard and Franklin streets, a few doors west of the Northern Central Rail way Depot. livery attention paid to the comfort of his attests. G. LRISINDING, Proprietor, JeLl-tf (Late of Selina (trove. Pa.) T HE O. F. SOHETFER, BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTER, NO. 18 MARK= if TIMM*, HARBIBBORti. mr particular &Montle* paid to printing, ruling and binding of Railroad Blanks, Manifests, Insurance Poli cies, Checks, Bill-Heads, dr.c. Wedding, Visiting and Business Cards printed at very low prices and in the best style. Penn F. WATSON, MASTIC WORKER MEI PRACTICAL CEMENTER, Is prepared to Cement the exterior of Buildings with he New York Improved Water-Proof Mastic Cement. This Material is different from all other Cements. rt forms a solid, durable adhesiveness to any surface, imperishable by the action of water or frost. Every good building shank% be wetvi 1r414 titic gc,me.t i it is a perfect preserver to the walls, and makes a beautiful, fine finisb, equal to Eastern brown sandstone, or any cotor desired. Among others for whom I have applied the Mastic Cement, I refer to the following gentlemen: I. Bissell, residence, Penn street, Pittsburg, finished five sears. J. H. Shoenberger, residence, Lawrenceville, finished five years. • James°endless, residence, Allegheny City,finished five years. Calvin Adams, residence, Third st eet, finished four years. A. Meevelet, residenee, Lawrenceville, finished four years. J. D. M'O l ord, Penn street, finished four years. Hon. Thomas Irwin, Diamond street, finished four years. Bt Charles Rotel and Girard House, finished five years. Bittanuing Court House and Bank, for Barr & Moser, Architects, Pittsburg, finished five years. Orders received at the office of it M , Bidowney, Paint Shop, 10 Seventh street, or please address T. P. WATSQN, P. 0. BM 1346. Pittsburg, Pa._ littayl6-tf MESSRS. CHICKERING & CO. HAVE AGAIN OBTAINED THE GOLD AT THB 114.401tAIIICS' FAIR, BOSTON, =Lb SHE PILHAIRDIII6 WEIDE, O VER SIXTY compEriroßs! Wageroom for the OHICIKKRINti PLUM!, at Harris burg, at 92 Market street, 0e23-tf W. KNOCIMB MIIBIO STORM!. T ADIES ! YOU KNOW WERE YOU •J WM get Rue R o cs P 4 15 4.1 Rov@ittPe-b, Viet 4 ing and Wedding Cards 7 At ACif NIPPER'S COOISSTORE. IUPC ttIOR STOCK OF LIQU , )Its.— WW DOCK, Ja..., & CO., are now able to offer to their custo,ncrs and Use public at large, a stork of the purest liquors ever imported into this market, compd. ring is part the following varieties : SCOTCH,OLD BOURBON WLNE-PORT. SHERRY, OLD - MADEIRA, OTARD, EMMY St CO. PALE BRANDY. JAMICA SPIRITS. PRIME NEW ENGLAND RUM. DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS. These liquors can all be warranted; and in addition to these, Bock & Co. have on hand a large variety of Wines, Whisky and Brandy, to which they invite the particular attention.er the public_ NOTIONS.—Quite a variety of uaeful sad entertaining articles—cheap—at itCHEFF EA'S BOOKEITORN. p o L.A.OKING I — MASON ' S " CHALTANGN BL ILOILIEs."-100 Grass. resorted size , Just re ? re red ioyd sate, whabrilde and retail. Ctel WM. DOGE, Js. r & 00. 't PI MEDAL! . _ • -17:7-7: 110 t:.• • o tla 0 111„ ~;;;$•:1,,r44 • ; 4„ ct rAt VOL. 5.-NO, 269 Bank Noticts. NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given that application will be made at the next annual Nee :lion of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, for a renewal of the charter of the West Branch Bank, of Williams port, Pa., with its present name and style, location, privileges and capital of *lOO,OOO. By order of the Board of Directors. R. JONES, Mohler. June 30th,1863-jy4-tml TEGISLATIVE BANK NOTICE. ./.1 Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the legislative authority of Pennsylvania, at the next session of the General Assembly thereof, com. mencirg the first Tuesday of January, A. D, 1864, for the incorporation of a Bank baying banking and dis counting privileges, With 4 capital of One Million Dol• lay, by the name and style of " The Oil City Dardr," and to be located at Oil City, Venango county, Penn sylvania, C. V. CULVER. June 29th, 1863-6 m NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that "The Commercial Bank of Pennsylvania,) , intend to apply to the Lesialatu-re of Pennsylvania at thei r nes session, fora renewal of their charter. Said bank 15 10- mated in the city of Philadelphia, With an authorized .:apital of one million of dollars, a renewal of which will be asked for, with the usual banking privileges.— By order of the Board. 8. 0. PALMER, Cashier. PHILADELPHIA, June 29,1863-Sin NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislature of " enneylvania at their next session, for a renewal of the charter of The Farmers' Bank or Schuylkill County, located in Pottsville, in the county of Schuylkill, with the present capital of one hundred thousand dollars, and with the usual banking privileges. J. W. CARE, Collier. June 16, 18133.-7 m B ANKR NOTlCE.—Notiee is hereby given that the undersigned have formed an associa tion and prepared a certificate for the purpose of estab lishing a Bank of Issue, Discount and Deposit, under the provisions of the act entitled "A supplement to an act to establish a system of Free Banking in Pennsyl vania, and to secure the public against loss from Insol vent Banks," approved the first day of May, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-one. The said Bank to be sailed THE FAEMEIifr BANK OF 1401:711T IS); to be located in the borough of Mount Joy, to consist of a capital stock of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, in shares of Fifty Dollars each, with the privilege of in creasing the same to any amount not exceeding Three Hundred Thousand Dollars in all. 3. Hoffman Hershey, John M. Hershey, Martin B. Peifer, Jacob M. Stauffer, Iteuffen Gerber, John M. Bear. jan2B-demoaw* NOTlOE.—Notice is hereby given of an intention to establish a Bank of Discount, Deposit and Circulation, under the previsions of an act, entitled "An Act to establish a system of free banking in Penn sylvania," &0., and the supplement thereto ; said Bank to be called " THE MANUFACTURERS , BANK," to be located in the borough of Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa., with a, capital of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, to be divided VIM tiiitaitaitai shares of Fifty Dollars each. dee.4-6md ALLENTOWN BANK. ALLENTOWN BANN, June 20, 1883. Notice is hereby give; that application will be made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, at its next session, for an increase of the capitalof said Bank to the amount of $200,000 in addition to that authorized by the present Charter; and also for an extension of the Charter of said Hauk for twenty years from the expiration of the present Charter. By order of the Board of Directors. je2o-dtml CHARLES W. COOPER, Cashier. DANK NOTICE I—The Stockholders of the FARMERS' AND DROVERS' BANK OF WAYNESBURG, in Green county, Da., will apply to the next Legislature of the State, for an extension of charter, for the term of fifteen years from the expire two of (4Freiseat tent, The location., eorporate name and privileges, and amount of capital stock, to wit: one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be the same as under its present charter. By order of the Board. J. LAZEAR. Cashier. Waynesburg, Green Co., Pa., Tune 15, I.Bl:3—jeko-dtml NOTlCE.—Notice is hereby given, in conformity vi.h the act of Assembly, that the i;taekholders or the Bank of Montgomery County will make an application to the next Legislature of Penn ey Irani.% for a renewal of the Charter of said Bank, with the same amount of capital(Pour Hundred Thousand Dollars) as under the present Charter, to continue its present name and location. By order of the Board of Directors. W. H. SLING-LIMP, Cashier. Norristown. Pa.. June 20,1863.—em TcOTICE.—The Minors' Bank of Potts ville, in the county of Schuylkill, hereby give notice that they intend to apply to the Legislature of Pennsylvania at their next session fora renewal of their charter. Said Bank is located in the borough of Potts ville, in the county of Schuylkill, with an authorised capita! of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars—a renewal of which will be asked without any extension of privileges. By order of the Board. CHA. LOESER, Cashier. Pottsville, June 20,11383.-6md NOTICE is hereby given, that applica tion will be made at the next annual session of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, for a renewal of the charter of the HARRISBURG BANK, with its present name and style, loc.tion, privileges, and capital of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars. By order of the Board of Directors. J. W. WEIR. jello-dtml. Cashier. TRADESMEN'S BANK, p u m A ngLpnik, Jane 24, 1863. Notice is hereby given. in conformiry with the lawn of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that the Trades men's Bank, of Philadelphia, located in the city of Philadelphia created with banking and discounting privileges, with a capital of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars, that application will be made by the said Bank to the next Legislature for authority to in crease the capital One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars. By order of the Board of Directore. • JOHN CA.BricER, jy6-tmt Caehier, THE BEST 'FAMILY SEWING MACHINE 18 WHEELER & WILSON'S. NEW OFFICE, Market Square, next to Colder's Office. U Call and see them in operation. A general amortment of machinery and ueedlea &tautly on haul. MISS MARGARET ERN E r Will exhibit and sell them, and also do all xtede t. inachine.sewing on these machines in the best manner. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. apl3-6m TTA M. S ! ! Newby'id , s celebrated, Mlehanarla Eme.eloior, Bvans & Swift's superior, Jersey Plain very fine. Also, Dried Beef, Tongues and Bologna Sausage. For sale by . apl4 WM. DOCK, jr. & Co. INDEPENDENCE ISLAND. Messrs. BECKER & F &LK, Proprietors, announce to the citizens of Harrieburg that this cool and delightfuj Bummer retreat is now oven for visitors: Accommoda tions will be furnished to parties and pic-nice at reason able terms, a dancing platform having been erected f r their special use. Beason tickets for families, good for one year, $l.OO No improper characters admitted, and no intoxicated person will be permitted to visit the Island. A Ferry Boat plies constantly between the Island and the foot of Broad street, West Harrisburg. jel3-im - LOOKING . GLASSES —A Splendid Assortment of New Looking Glasses, just received, at W. KNOUILIVS Music Store, 93 Market street, where they will be sold cheap. Call and examine. mrl3 BROOMS, BRUSHES, TUBS AND BASKETS of all descriptions, qualities and prices, for sale by WM. DOCK, du., & CO. CHARLES F. VOLLMER, UPHOLSTERER, Chestnut street, four doors above Second, (OTTOSITH WASHINGTON E[oBll BOUSH,) Is prepared to furnish to order, in the very beet style of workmanahip. Spring and flair Mattresses, Window Our. tains, Loun g e., and all other articles of Fnxnitare in his line, on short 'lanes sad moderate terms. having ex perience in the busine ss , he feels warranted in flaking fl aws of public patronage, confident of his ability to give satiafaction. janl7-dtf QOLDIER'S CAMP COMPANION.- A very convenient Writing Desk; also, Portfolios, Keraonaduni Books, Portmonnaies, ite., at BCEIBPIODVB BOOKSTOB3 HARRISBURG, PA.. TUESDAY, JULY 14. 1863. illebirai. -4 1 - 1 0 L- 4 1- DB. SWEET'S INFALLIBLE LINIMENT, GREAT EXTERNAL REMEDY, • FOR RHEUMATISM, GOUT, NEURALGIA, LUMBAGO, STIFF NECK AND JOINTS, SPRAINS, BRUISES, CUTS A WOUNDS, PILES, HEADACHE, and ALL RHEU MATIC and NERVOUS DISORDERS. Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, The great Natural Bone Setter. Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, 1019wEL 811 over the united. states. Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, Is the anther of gc Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment') Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cures Rheumatism and never fails. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is a certain cure for Neuralgia. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cures turns awl Scalds imniediatcly. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is the best known remedy for Sprains and Braises. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment • Cures Headache immediately and was never known to fail. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Affords immediate relief for Piles, and seldom fails to cure. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cru'es Toothache in one minute. • Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Cures Cuts and Wounds immediately and leaves no sear. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is the best remedy for Bores in the known world. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Has been used by more than a million people, and all praise it. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is truly a " friend in need," and every family should have it at hand. Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment Is for sale by all Druggists. Price 25 cents. RICHARDSON & Co., Sole Proprietors, Norwich, Ct. Por sale by all Dealers. ap2o eow•d&w Business darbs. ROBERT SNODGRASS, ATTORNEY All LAW, Office North Third street, third door above Mar ket, Harrisburg, Pa. N. B.—Pension, Bounty and Military claims of all kinds proseent. d and collected. Mar to font jOhlt 0. Kunkel, David Mamma, ar., and R. A. Lumberton_ myll4lsswOm M. H. MILLER, AND R. E. FERGUSON, - , ATTORNEYS AT LAW.; Mum IN ail() EMAKER'S BUILDINGS SECOND STREET, BETWEEN WALNUT and MARKET SQUARE, ap-29w&d Nearly opposite the Buehler Rouse. THOS. C. MAODOWELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILITARY CLAIM AND PATENT AGENT. Office in the Exchange, Walnut st., (Up Stairs.) Having formed a connection with parties in Wash ington City., wno are reliable business men, any busi ness connected with any of the Departments will meet with immediate and careful attention. ru6-y D R. C, WE'ICHEL, SURGEON AND OCULIST, RESIDENCE THIRD NEAR NORTH STREET. He is now fully prepared to attend promptly to tha duties of profesaion in all its branches. A LONG AND TWIT SUCCESSFUL NEDIOAL 1N,121111101 justifies him in promising full and ample satisfaction to all who mayfavor him with a call, be thedisease Chronis or any other nature. mliddr.wly Oveittg. ALL WORK PROMISED IN ONE WEEK! ' 1 0 4- PENNSYLVANIA STEAM DYEING ESTABLISHMENT, 104 MARKIT SWIM RITWREN FOURTH AND FIFTH. HARRISBURG, PA., Where every description of L a d l e and Gentlemen's Garments, Piece Goods, &G., are Dyed, Cleansed, and linished in the best manner and at the - shortest note*. noll-d&wly DODGB & 00.. Proprietors. VALUABLE IRON PROPERTY for BALR—MATILDA FURNACES and ORE B *NE& This property is actuated on the Juniata river, in Mifflin and Huntingdon counties, Pa., within one mile of Mount Union Station. on Pennsylvania railroad. The Juniata canal and„Tennsylvania railroad pass through the pro perty. It embraces about Twenty-seven Hundred Acres of land, about three hundred acres of which is good farm land, in a high state of cultivation; the balance is good timber land, would supply sufficient charcoal for the furnaces The improvemente are a good aubatantial Furnace, Stack, Steam Engine; Iron Blowing Cylinders, &c, with all the necessary buildings. There is on this property an extensive bed of Iron Ore, being identical, in the geological series, wit:. that at Danville and Bloomsburg. This ore can be mined and delivered at the furnaces for about one dollar per ton. Limestone in abundance, of good quality, on this property. The extensive coal fields of the Broad Top and Alleghenies are from forty to fifty miles distant, by Pennsylvania railroad or canal, 404 the vi n ial throngh the property mat es it one of the best locations for the manufacture of iron, either with coke or anthracite. In addition to the charcoal, the buildings for the fur nace and farm are ample, substantial, and in good repair. The property will be sold a bargain, and on easy terms. For further particulars address WASHINGTON RIGHTER, COLUMBIA, Lancaster county, Pa. P. B.—For quantity and quality of the ore see Prof. LeasHe7s report en same. je3-dhorlui WEBSTER'S ARMY AND NAVY POCKET DICTIONARY. Just received and for sale at BOHBPIPBR , B BOOKSTORE • HEALTH, MONET I HAPPINESS I At this season of year, when so much sleknessprevails, every one should provide himself with DR. HUM PRIM'S HOMEOPATHIC MBD/01M111, and prevent disease in its beginning. A fresh supply always on hand at ECTIBPPRIVE BOOK-BTORJ, ;MU Harrisburg. THE Etc atriot tt TUESDAY MORNING, .TULY 14, 1863 For the Patriot and Union A PREP INTO THE PAST. While turning over a bundle of old pamphlets one rainy day last week, I found among them a stray number of The Pennsylvanian of the date January 2d, 1838. It was therefore a little more than twenty-five years old. Twenty-five yearn in no great stretch of time. Babies who were born .on the day that this paper was printed are only young chaps now. Many persons who had then reached middle life are now hale and jolly old men. But when you read the newspaper, you begin to understand that a quarter of a century is nevertheless great and fearful space of time. The changes of succeeding years are wrought so gradually that the eye, absorbed with the events of the present, fails to reckon how they multiply.— Each year brings its burden of sorrows, but soothe the recollection of those that are past. It opens new graves, bat touches with green those which are old. You cannot see the deep ening wrinkles work their change in a face which is always before you. But if you could have a picture—a perfect picture of that face as it was twenty years ago—you would be startled at the awful contrast wrought by touches so slow and tender that the watching eye wee incapable to note them. So with this old newspaper. It is a picture of a day that shone twenty-five years ago—a photograph— an instantaneous view—the veritable shadow of a scene which time has swept away forever. And by steadily pernBing such a picture Be may note the contrast between the world we look at and the world for whose delectation these types were set and this faded sheet put to press. The.ounning wrinkles, the delicate crows-feet, which have stolen unseen over the familiar face, are plain enough when we hold beside it the miniature of the shining and smooth-faced youth. The Pennsylvanian, at the date of the old copy before me, was published by Messrs. Mifflin & Parry, and was one of the most prosperous dailies in. Philadelphia. No less than three solid pages, of seven columns each, are filled with advertising. One of the first and most noticeable things which arrests the eye is the contrast between the style of these advertise ments and those of a modern city daily. Bre vity is disregarded art defiantly as though the advertiser were composing editorial for which the public must pay, instead of a business no tice, for every line of which his own pocket would be initiated in a good round' sum: One individual devotes the quarter of a column to a statement that he teaches young gentlemen "surveying, trigonometry, leveling and loca ting roads, and the best prauti,cable new raet.hed of projecting simple and compound curves for railroads"—all in the space of one week. If his instructions were as prolix and windy as his advertisement, I fear the ingenuous youth who flocked to his establishment spent a sorry and unprofitable week. A man who bad anything to sell in those times favored the public with a minute and graphic description of it. Every horse, whose owner desired to part with him, had his physi cal peculiarities set forth in as many words as are usually allotted to a "Character of Wash ington." Quacks abounded in those days as now. One whole page of the paper is covered with their advertisements. In boldness and impudence they' are not surpassed by their successors of our day, while their appeals to the public were much more lengthy, tender gpnd confidential. „ Doctor Cherry's Aseringend Pills” are de scribed as the result of thirty year's hard study by that great man ; and. are certified to be a most potent balm for mind and body by a young person who, having been oared by them of a frightful combination of complaints, begs the Doctor, in a touching note, to accept a twenty dollar bill as a testimonial of Ms grati tude. Doubtless for fear that the sage might insist on returning the gift, this renovated being signs himself "Samuel L. (l. ; street"—a pieoe of ill-timed caution, calculated to embarrass invalids anxious for a personal interview with the healed, as well as the Doc tor in his efforts to restore the note. The pills which worked such miracles upon the body, seem to have had no "astringent" effect Upon their inventor's 'style, who commends them to the public in a good half column of inferior English. Deafness, rheumatism, gout, consumption, general debility—all diseases curable or incu rable—are announced to be - within the reach of some pill or potion whose virtues are attes ted by reliable convalescents living in the ut termost parte of the earth, or dating their• grateful letters from unknown postotfices in frontier States_ If the hardy hand of quacks who then held the columns of The Pennsylva nian told the truth, the readers of that sheet have themselves to blame if they are not all living to-day and able to read without specta cles, the particulars of Lee's retreat, or the inglorious collapse of " Fighting Joe." The "American" and "Chestnut street" theatres present their playbills. Only two names on the list.of actors are familiar ones to me. On the night of the 2d of January, 1838, Burton appeared at the "Chestnut" as Squire Broadlands in "The Old English Gentleman," and Marble at the "American" as Jacob Jew harp in " The 141aiden's Vow." We can fancy with what skill Life was mocked and counter feited that night--with what roars of honest merriment the great actors were greeted—how everybody watched eagerly for the rising of the curtain, and would fain have stayed its fall. To-day actor and' part are equally sha dows of the past. Burton and Marble are only names now, Bite "Broadlands" and "Ja cob Jewaharp." On the two bright spirits who PRICE TWO CENTS. held those houses at their will that January night of '3B, the curtain has fallen which hides them from us forever. John Brown is an advertiser, and gives an appetizing account of a "fat bear" which he "will slaughter in a few days," and invites "the lovers of bear meat" to call and feast their eyes, in the interval, upon the fair proportions of the doomed animal. Doubtless many a fat face expanded over the perusal of these lines— aldermanic lips were smacked over the alluring promise of John Brown—there was a goodly gathering of big-waisted and red-faced " /ov era" to look at Bruin with epicurean eyes as a living compendium of ribs, roasts and steaks, When the knife of Brown bad done the deed, savory were the steams of his kitchen, and heavy the work at his dinner-table. Alas how time dulls tooth and appetite. If John Brown mere to summon, with all the enticing eloquence of which he was master, " the lovers of bear meat" to his board to-day, I wonder how many toothless, lank, asthmatic and hobbling epicures would be found to answer the call, cut of the florid and hungry host of PM One advertisement invitee attention by a out of a ponderous and big brimmed beaver hat, which looks as if it might have been graven with a butcher-knife. The "practical hatter," as he styles himself, who presents this work of art, and offers to take the notes of "Dr. Dyott's Manual Labor Bank" at par, in exchange for goods, is no less a person than our jolly, in domitable and true-hearted old friend, Thomas B. Florence: Having spent his youth in cov ering the public heed, be is now devoting his maturer years to the task of filling it with sound ideas of constitutional liberty. May he part with his patriotic counsels on better terms than he did :with his beaver hats, and receive his reward in the suppot t of a grateful people, instead of notes at par on "Dr. Dyott's Manual Labor Bank." Passing to the editorial column we find a meagreness of matter, which was doubtless an exceptional thing, but which shows strikingly beside the amplitude of detail bestowed upon the advertisements. Indeed, this column is filled with items which in our day would be placed under the head of "general news."— There is the usual array of 'jokes," and the customary number of "sad accident," "Mocking death" and "heavy damages" items. One piece of news reads strangely now. It informs the public' that "Mr. &thud Ricker, jr., has been appointed by the Postmaster General of Texas agent in Philadelphia for the Post Office De partment of that Republic." Texas has come into the Union and gone out of it since then, The thread on which her fate hangs now seems to sway once more in the direction of a sepa,- 'rate nationality. But, after all, the thing of most interest to be found in this old newspaper is a sketch of certain members of the Convention to reform our State Constitution, which was then in ses sion. This sketch was one, I believe, of a se ries in which all the members of that body were noticed. The author of these papers was the Hon. Charles Brown, formerly of Phila delphia, but now a resident of Delaware, and still, as ever, a staunch supporter of the old Democratic flag. Among those members of the Convention sketched in the paper before me, I find the name of Judge Woodward, and I transcribe what relates to him, for the rea son that every man in the State may be curi ous to know what manner of person our next Governor was, a quarter of a century ago : "GEORGE W, WOODWARD, OF Luzzaww.—Mr. Woodward, of Lucerne, sits next to Mr. M'Ca hen. He is very tall and slender, and very pale. His look, voice and manner indicate that he js a young man of no ordinary. cast, and of his age—for he is but twenty-eight years old—l question whether he has many superiors, either in Pennsylvania, or in the Union. Cool, firm and dignified, the observer toill at once perceive, when he touches a sub ject, that a giant's grasp is upon it. His voice is clear and agreeable—his language plain but well chosen, and he pantiles that rare faculty of knowing when to stop, and seldom says ei ther too much or too little upon the theme in discussion. He is always listened to with the greatest attention, and the best evidence of the estimation in which he is held may be found in the fact, that such men as Chauncey, Hop kinson,Forward, &c., are generally found to overlook others in debate, to grapple with him. To a stranger, Mr. Woodward appears self poised, coldhearted, and calculating, but in private life he is understood to be warm in his attachments, and probably from precarious health, is subject to great fluctuation of spirits. He is gifted, however, with an unusual share of self-control. He is a lawyer. The politi cal party to which he is attached has reason to be proud of such a member, and constitutional reform has few sincerer or more powerful ad: Tastes." This is a pleasant thing to read, and I olose with it. It is calculated to lighten, somewhat, the melancholy which a look into the long past inspires, to reflect that while it has borne old men to the grave, brought sorrow and in firmity to many, spread war and desolation over a happy land, and turned the hand of brother against brother—it has at the same time ripened new harvests where it bee cut down the old. It has conducted good men from the inexperience and want of power, which are the lot of youth, to the strength and wisdom of mature manhood. And it has pleased God to give the people of Pennsylvania, in this dark hour, one such as their leader—a man whom the twenty-five years, which have passed since this record of him was written, have only shaped and moulded to a nobler fit ness for the the high place to which we mean to call him. THE customers of a certain cooper in a town out West caused him a vast deal olvezatieu by their saving habits and persistence in getting all their tubs and casks repaired, buying very little work. " I stood it long enough, how ever," said he, "until one day old Sam Crab tree brought in an old bong hole, to which he said he wanted a new barrel made. Then I quit the bueiness in disgust." • A return issued from the British War Office shows the number of men serving in Canada to be 11,818; in New Zealand, 5,538, and the Cape of Good Hope and . Natal, 4,719. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, MIINDATS SZUIII7ND, BY O. BARRETT & CO TEA DAILY PATRIOT AID 'UNION 11111 be served %MI. ecrilbere residing in the Borough for TEN DENTE PIZ win K. payable to the Carrier. Mail eubeeribere, viva not.aaall :as Allal3/1. Tau Wenn., Pegarol. Men Virtow ie published atm. DOLLens Pie Annum, invariably In advanee. Ten ealde to one address, fifteen donors Cetnieded with this establishment, n extensive JOB OFFICE, containing %variety of plain and fancy type, unequalled by any establishment In the interior of the State, for which the patronage of the public is so- Belted. DISPATCH FROM ADMIRAL PORTER. WASHINGTON, July 11.—The following dis patch has been received at the Navy Depart- Q. N. MISSISSIPPI SCHIADHON, FLAG SHIP BLACK HAWK VIOKSBUSG, July 4,1863. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Sir—l have the honor to inform you that Vicksburg has surrendered at last to tbe U. S. forces, after a desperate but vain resistance. That she has not done so sooner, hai hot been for want of ability on the part of our military commanders, but from the magnitude of the defences. They were intended to repulse any foroe the government could possibly send there. What bearing this will have on the'rebellion remains yet to be seen, but the magnitude of the success must go far toward crushing this reoellion and restoring once more the commerce of the States bordering on this river. History has seldom had an opportunity of recording so desperate a defence on the one side, with so much courage, ability, perseveranee and endu rance on the other, and if ever an army wog entitled to the gratitude of a Nation, it is. the Army of the Mississippi and its gallant lead ers. meat : The navy has necessarily performed a less conspicuous part in the capture of Vicksburg than the army ; still it has been employed in a manner highly creditable to all concerned.— The gunboats have been constantly employed below Vicksburg in shelling the works, and, with success, co-operating heartily with the left wing of the army. The mort arboats have been at work for forty two days; without intermission, throwing shells into all parts of the city, even reaching the works in the rear of Vicksburg, and in front of our position—a distance of three miles. Three heavy guns placed on scows, a 9 inch, 10 inch and 100 pounder rifle, were placed in position, a mile from the town, and cotontande4 all the important water batteries. They have kept up an accurate and incessant fire for fourteen days, doing all the damage that could be done by pull under such circumstances. Five 8 inch,two 9 inch, two 42 pounder rifles, and four 82 pounder shell guns, have beenlen ded at the request of the different generals commanding corps, from the gunboats, and mounted in the rear of Vicksburg; and when ever I could spare the officers and men from our small complement, they were stud to man age the guns—with what ability I leave to the Gdneral commanding the forces to say. In the meantime Istationed the smaller class of gunboats to keep the banks of the clear of guerillas, who were assecablibg in force and with a large number of cannon to. block the river and cut off the transports bringing down supplies, reinforcements and ammunition for the army. Though the rebels, on several occasions, with batteries and with a large force, attempted to sink or capture the trout/ports; they never succeeded, but were defeated by the gunboats with severe ions on all occasions. Without a watchful care over the Mississippi the operations of the army would have been much interfered with, and I can may honestly that officers and men never did their duty bet ter than those who patrolled the river from Cairo to Vicksburg. One steamer only was badly disabled since oar operations com menced, and six or seven men . killed and wounded. While the army' have had a troublesolite enemy in front and behind them; the gun boats, Marine Brigade, under General Ellett, and a email force of troops wider Generals Dennis and Mower, have kept at bay a large force of rebels, over 12,000 strong, accompa nied by a , large quantity of artillery. Though offered battle several times and engaged, they invariably fled, and satisfied themselves by assaulting half - disciplined and unarmed blacks. The capture of Vicksburg gives us a large portion of the naval force free to sot along the river, and I hope soon to add to my de partment the vessels which have been tempo rarily lost to the service, viz.: the Indianola and Cincinnati. The effect of this blow will be felt far up the tributaries of the Mississippi. The timid and doubtful will take heart and the wicked will, I hope, cease to trouble us, for fear of the punishment which will sooner or later overtake them. There has been a large expenditive of am munition during the Beige ; the mortars have fired 7,000 mortar shells, and the gunboats 4,000 five-second fusees ; 4,500 have also been fired from the naval guns on shore, and we have supplied over 6,000 to the different army corps. I have the honor to remain, very Respectfully, your eb't servant, DAVID D. Ponmx, Acting Rear Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron. THE VIOTORY AT I/BLIHJA, ARM; WAsnotatow, July 11.—The following has been received at the headquarters of the army : HPLENA., Tilly 6th, via. Cum°, July 10th, 1863. Hafer Gen. Halleck, General-in-Chief : We encountered the enemy 16,000 strong, under Generals Holmes, Price, Marmscluke and others, on the evening of the 4th of July, and Whipped them handsomely. We have cap tured 1,000 prisoners, 1,200 stand of arms and two colors. Our total loss will not exceed 250. The ene my's loss was very severe—not less than 2,600 in killed, wounded and prisoners. ( Signid) B. H. PRENTISS, Major General. LEARNING, oN TIME-KEKFING. - 11our - glasses were invented at Alexandria, B. C. 149, and Vitruvius relates that about the year 145, St esibius, of Alexandria, invented a clepsydra ; this consisted of a small boat, floating in a ves sel which had a hole in it ; as the water escaped the boat gradually descended, while •an -ear, placed in it, pointed to the holm marked on the aide of the vessel. Stesibius is even said to leave applied toothed wheels to water clocks. Clepsydra were constructed, in which the water dropped through a hole through a pearl, as it was considered that neither could adhesion take place to fill up the hole, nor could the constant running of the water enlarge it.— Pliny relates that Scipio Nasciaa discovered method of dividing the hours of the night by means of water; and this is all we know of the instruments for measuring time used by the an cients. In the year 800, Haroun al Raschid presented aclepsydra to Charlemagne, which is recorded to have struck the hours, which was considered a most wonderful instrument. A Nun POINT OF LAW.-431OONNt0 11 01 speak ing of the right of a wife to dower, asserts that if land abide in the husband for a single moment, the wife shall be endowed thereof ; and he adds in a note, that this doctrine was extended very far by a jury in Wales, where the father and son were hanged in one cart, but the son was supposed to have survived the father by appearing to struggle the longest, whereby be became seized of an estate by sur vivorship, in consequence of which seizing the widow obtained a verdict of her dower.