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iBVI li. TATE, Editor.
OL. 16. MO, 1.
b'Ufnia Brltk IuiUi: wotlf , Cfhangt, ly Hit
- ttltht Court 7ouu. 'Democratic Head Qitar tm,"
,81 00 In advance, fr ono .opy, for six mouths.
t ut75'ln udvanccnt pro copy, one year.
13 CO tf not paid within ll" first Unco montlii.
's'.Jj If not paid ivlthln tin) first six months.
':50 If not pald.Wlthlu the year.
.in"No iibicrliion taken for lets ttian tlx montlis,
u4 no papcr.dlsconUuuad until all nrrcuroccs shall havo
USOrdlnarvADVitiinMi:iTslii8ertcd,anJ Jon Work
Ix.c'utod. at the ostublishodpricei,
The Only IU re xofitre a Litre can Oe
wvttttiiwit f
iltfJOHNSTON' kaa discovered tho most Cttn"j
xj epeeay una o y ..u. jr-.., , . "-".";
.tnbs, Strictures, Aucllo;is of thu kidneys and Iliad
trlnvoluntary Dinchnrgts, Imputency, icncrnl Do
lllty, Nervousness. Uypopsy, l.anjuor, Low Spirits
toufuslonof Ideas, Palpitation of the llcnrt.'Iliuldily,
'rumblings, Dimness of S14IU or (liddlncss, Disease of
li Head, I'll roal, Noso or skin, All'ectlous of the ,Ivcr
utiMi'Btouiacli or llowels those terrible Disorders
tTsiiiif front tlio Solitary lUUts of Youth -those sicrkt
al sslltary practices mum fatal to tbi lr victims than
Is sons or Hyrfns to the Marines of Ulysses, blight
jtlulr most brilliant hopes or anticipations, render,
tnatrlaiio, i.c. lliposslblo.
V ij U N 0 MEN
iD.clally, who InNa become tho vletlms of Solitary
Icerthat 'dret-ilfu mil destructive habit wMch niuiu
y sweeps to an intlnicly crave thousand" of Y oung
At or tho mot l Tltr.l talents and brilliant Intellect,
,i might othtrM so hava entranced listening Semites
a the ttiuildtri if ilonuence ot united to ecstasy the
,ug lyre, ru;iyoil with full confidence.
li A R R I A e K.
atrlcd perni, or Yonn? Men contcmplnMiu mnr
i beiiitt aivanfof physical weakness, organic denblli
Joformiilis, he, speedily cured.
uWho plaits iiueclf under the cure of Dr. Johnston,
teUgluusly ctnfldo la Ills honor ari a ircntleineii, and
itldontly ruly ulou his skill as a physician.
mediately cur (land fall vigor restored.
Hilt Distrcsstfc trillion which renders life nils
IMattndmarr.Ho Imposslblo -Is tho penalty piid by
aro too pl t commit excess from not bciiiE
re 40f thJ dreadful consequent!! that may nisuo,
.owjwlio understands the subject will pre
id to deny tU-. tin power of procreation is lust sooner
thbsofalliilsM'o Improper habits than by tho prudent.
ilnMjtna rnoj niwui ; v
;ul ininti iiii.u. jB"" uvv...t
itid niuutfil rnni tli'iis weuKeneii, nisi
, vur, neivous iriitahillty, Dyspi-iula
i heait. lii.ll.,'.i-Uoii, cnnstlliitiolial dc
i b f the I uiiiu, Couch, Conauiiiption,
.ft liand s'de r.oill 1'rom italtiuioro strei-t, n few doors
iVthD cotnor I 111 not M.hurvi' name and number.
J iters iiust 'jo JsJd tnd lonuin u stamp. Tho Hoc
KsDIpluiuasiiiiq .
J f MO Mtloav nil KAMinus mams.
ion. juii.&i uv
I ..... . ..T .trTn,.,. 1 nn.lnn
I f lie most omluoiit Oullenes of the
li... .......... ...ri ..r ul lifi. Il.TH
1st Hospitals of London, l'aris, 1'liila
i,..s , tt'etod tioiiia of thn mot as
J. ....... Ir, ...if,, ,111,111' t,(.ll!ll,.1
iishir,4 curis 9'i.
ill" "login? iu) h. ad mid ears when a-leep, reat
(in ii6 . I . , u(viii, ti. ptnl b.lKll-
isliin; attended sometimes with
id. were cured immediately
lit. tt T 1 C U I. A 11 N O T I C K.
fillthusii who have injilrrd tln'mRi lvcs
jvjncc mid solitary habits, whah ru
Mind, uiilltins them lor cUlurluti-
t S W.nrtn jholy e.lVcts pro-
rioiri'r, i .iii'iuiMui. . '
.rratabillty- fler.imremeul of ttn D;gcs. Ileliility, sjmpiomaoi if
X hvsical
stive P
fiiou of ll
n l .ltlhl
Adnata lrouipn
ilted aiaiua
!.... '..i In
(phiiitnu t
inoss. with, i't
r tmnropui u
both bony hu
l.ii i')
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Select Igoctrs.
A Capital Satire : Byo Coffeo.
List night I heard n WldcAwako,
Vhso face was very long,
With cape and lamp all by his eldo,
A tinging of a song:
Tho song, It was o pretty ono,
And charmed my listening ear;
I only mind tho chorout now,
And I will ting It hero.
Oh, Ilya ColTcol
You're sweet enough for me.
Without n grain of sugar, if
Tho nigger can be free,
I saw A cape, and well Ikuew
I'd seen it oft befor
And oft I'd secu the Lard-oil Lamp
Clozlz-zag pail iny door ;
Hut now the capo was old and torn
Tho lamp It had no "lie,"
Vcl awectlj ihoro Oku WMfl.Aw.kB,
But singing all the while :
Oh, Rye, Coco I
You're sweet enough forme.
Without oue grain of sugar, if
Tho nigger can be free,
I would not gay that Wide-Awako
Was singing of a lie;
I think that Java does not suit
Ills taste as well as Rye
The man who'd give Old Abo his voto,
And pass the Douglas by,
Would likely spurn the Java cup.
And swallow down thuR)el
Oh, Rye Coircu I
The Wido-Awaltos delight
I shall remember long how well
Ho sung to you that night I
I wonder if that Wide-Awake,
As he sat singing there,
Intended to repudiate
His taxes Just and fair?
I wonder if that Wide Awake,
Was posted well as I
That he was cheating Uoverntnent
When drinking of the Ityc f
Oh.jlyc Cotjeel
For W Ido Awakes you'll do
Uut not for patriots who'd give
Thu Covcrnmcnt its due.
Confounded bo RyeColTuu,
Corn Collco and all thatl
That 1 will still drink Java, you
ilay safely bet your hat I
Confounded be the men who uiadu
The tax a needful thing!
IIji I'vn ii belter chorus liure,
Which please stand up and sing -
Co 'way Cull'eo I
'JVie master'R S"rvant bol
Rut let us all pray for the time
When C'cIlVe shall bo free I
3ntcrcstmo Storm
The Mistorious Confessiou.
-The fi-arful crterts nn tho mind are
. , .. .... ii.,.....,,. f 'iiiifiwiiiii nl lileas
ixril, nil 3 a m i.itiii.ivi"- . ,
f e HpirltH, l'.ul 1'oreboilliicH, Aversion
intrust love or solituue, ninny, tc,
fivils produced.
iM'Tn in ut "ll ' cil" """ J""'
io ll
.nii . ii in - - , .,.
,i..... .i...' ii -uiin. j.oohhiu in. j.
. 7 t 1....',,,.. win
; oi.nri .nn. i-u,.
nu I; about lit J vje, cons" u ji'
i in,
voun n M r. n
ujlMuio.l tlnu.idv. s by a certain praitin.
Ut ti. .. atciiu -u habit ir.-qiieutly learned iron,
nnims. or at school -tlx- .llecu l .no
liiTjtven when aU-.-p. and ll not curuil renners
I0SE1 10, llllil uusiriija uo.ii i.i. iu
t'."!i diivoiipi ma" '"'I10 of lli8 fo"."lry
Lin i. Ins parents, shcuM ttf sii.C.ched from
nndmiovmeiils ol Hie, by the coiiwqiten-
Milling lum the path of nature, auu hmuikims
1114 se'ret habit. P'-'oiu MVSTbetote
M A It R 1 A li K,
IhHa'd mind and ' "",I1"e,'
.tlimii BMBllwio'inifl throiijih life becomes
'irllgriufirc, the prospect hourly darKens to
I thu 111 A it becomes milium ..v,....
I .... ."f ...T.i. .. ...n.rtini, i Hit the hunii nes
'U inu,,.j ,v..-..
lift becoiS s blliihieii wiui uai "",
I 3 D A 4 U OF Illl'ttUI) i: Tf C II.
nbo n.UKui.led and linprudrnt votary of plMisure
i. liabibed the seeds of this painlul disease, t
fe lupnensthat nn ill timed sense of 1 auio or
rodiBc'ivi.ry. deters hunlroiii applying to tlinso
n education and rospcct.ibility can "'"''"'f"1. J
'li lug till the coustitulional sjii ptoms of t lis
cwttt makes their appearance, curh
Ht, diseased no.', nocturnal, p.iu'.s in
i iKdimnosiof sigtit, duafness, nodes on thu shin
, alt-ms, blotches on tho Head, law nd "'"""J
: : 1 r w"ujw. ' 7 ,'7n,i v hi vict. n of
io ua onus a nortiu l"yv"',' . , .
uls a nariud to his dre.nliul milleriiigs. by h-n-
fu "Hat bourne ftom wlieiuo po u.iven. ie-
?VrW, ft,l that llioujaiids fell victims to
ruin the constitution anil niase "'
I'l iserablo.
B T R A N CI K 11 6
t your lives, or health, to tho cue of tho ma
I and Worthless Pretenders, di'slituto (it
naiho or charULtor.w ho copy, '' 3un"1"'
ttl4 "r style theniielvus. in the iiewHinpers.
..Vd J'hysiclaiis incapable nf Uur Itigd hoy
1 1.' ireutti after mouth tl"8 Ulcl'
lompounds, cr as loiig us tho niiilli.l Ii on
i"d. and In despair, leave you with ruined
J over your galllmg disappointment.
: ,.,.u,.ur. u" ' .1. T,V ,nn.lars.
I or ireatiiioii. mo .. " ;. ,,
i fioia a hfu spent in tho great hospitals ol .
1 1 tt In this country and mirp extensive rl-
r man any other riiysiciao in in,, ....
iXDoiisiisniNT of Tin: rnu&
irfiny t'loutands cured at tins iiistilulion ycaraf
'laid fca uumcroit important fiurgicul Opera
iliVnii'd by l)r. Johnston, witnes'ed by thu re
i . . . ' .. . . . ... i. il.urniiiii.r.
Il.iie"eiin," "cupper, mm '" um-. .i
iivh'cli havo uppcured oguln and ugiiiii belore
Ml'ttouslbllity, la n ullictout guaranteo to tho
I's writing should bo purilcular in directing tneir
lblt Institution, in thu following nianiur :
I JOHN Hi. juiminu.i,i.
lili inoraLock Hospital, llaltlinom, Jl.iry and.
li, luiij, ..ilnrLii li, touo.
i en n a a ,V' T V
.8 aJ ri itl WHJjlit't' j
Mil laralgned Informs the cltliens of Bloom.
f iboriioou, mat ne uas mm." mu iis
Ingo uiock, cxienuuiK ovci i'ivi, v,
I ry, ond tho Bookstore whera hu has put in
.hi. It Ib only by tikyllght that good plc
i tkon esncclally srotins where each person
l ust as tvellas tep.irato.
... nAn. . i.-ni.iri i.y m nin m inuKtj inn
i tirsl cljissone, auu no iti'-reuitw wuv,..
It 0 10 01.11010 lllin. iocim 'luiuiy ii.ummuv
laipro' euients oi mo uii.
r' ZUW' lN'"v S3 'w'
Camp Ohertkuiter, )
Feb. 18tlt, 18(W.
Editor Democrat:
I Lave a few leisure
moments, anil improve them by addressing
jou. Perhaps it will be interesting to ,tlie
many readers of the Dcmocrut to hear
from ua occasionally ; as many of the boys
aro from old Columbia. This is a healthy
location, very suitable for camping. The
imiiii'iiso quantity of rain which lias fallen
at oueu disappeared in tho sandy soil
One pleasant day is sufficient to dry our
streets after a storm, and make it agreea
ble for pedestrians. The boys aro in good
spirits; but not contented with an inac
tive life, and wait impatiently for a for
ward movement ; which I fear will not
come untill "soeush'' is thoroughly crushed
out. The fall of Fort Donclson created
the wildest enthusiasm in Philadelphia.
Yesterday it rained quite fast, and frozo
is it fell, making it slippery on tho pave
ments ; and quito dangerous to tho pedes
trians. Notwithstanding tliiSjthcy rushed
by almost .unheeding the slippery side walk
eagerly inquiring for tho extra papers, or
Etop beneath an awning and consult tho
news of the day. To-day the news reached
our camp of the fall of Savannah. A sa
luto of fourteen rounds was Crcd in honor
of tho event. Wo then gave three cheers;
with the true charactaristics of a soldier,
the caps flew in tho air ami wo jdiado tho
welkin ring, each ono trying to cheor tho
loudest. Flags can be seen flying in num
bers over prominent places in Philadelphia
i saluto was fired at the navy yard to-day,
and tho liveliest interest is expressed in tho
countenances of all. It is rumored in camp
cf an expedition being fitted out, at tho re
quest of Gov. Curtin; composed of Pcuna.
troops. Our regiment will, take part in it.
If this has foundation, wo may toon bo hi
proximity with tho foes of our country.
If tho formidable fr.w.ies conduct a success
full caiupaigu in.tho outh, aud follow up
their victories, tho war will neon closo.and
our now unhappy country will havo passed
tho trying hour. Its futuro greatness will
bo a fixed fact, and thou tho lion of Eng
land will havo iust causo for fear. There
is a day of retribution ami Oolumbias sons
a.a not lcth in administoriug a castigation.
W. II. U.
Tho above lottor was crowded out last
week, Wo ahull ha glad to hear from our
correspondent again, ilo neon not .now1
During a recent summer rcsidonco in tio
pretty littlo villago of 3Ianchostar,Vormont,
I becamo acquainted with tho following
singular history I will not call it a story
as every word of it is strictly truo. My
informant was an elderly lady, who, when
a young woman, was present at tho trial,
and know personally all tho parties con
cerned, About three months since public
attention was in a nieasuro recalled to tho
strango affair, by tho recent apprehension
of one of the principals in tho alleged mur
der, on a charge of coining somcwhero out
West; and by another confessiou, which
it was alleged ho had made, adding a still
deeper mysiory to that already connected
with the affair.
About thirty years ago, there resided
in tho abovo named villngo two brothers,
named Dournc. Silas tho elder, was a
hard featured, morose man, not greatly
liked by his neighbors, and Thomas resi
ded with him as a farm laborer. Silas had
iu his employ a half wiited fellow, named
William Colvin, who was chiefly cngagod
in Geld work ; his wife was also occasion
ally employed in the farm house, but lived
with her husband away from it.
Suddenly ,and without any reason what
ever being assigned, William Colvin was
missing. No one knew whither or why he
had departed from Manchester. All his
wife could say was, that he had left her
in the morning for h'u work, and siuco thu
she had never sot eyes upon him dead or
alive. Thj Bournes assorted that on that
morning he had labored as usual in the
field, and that they left him thero when
thuy wnit home to dinner; ho, Colvin,us
ually haviug his dinner brought to him by
a littlo girl. On their return he was gone.
As Culvin had, on more than one occasion
when in flighty moods, gone off for a sea
son, it was supposed ho had only tempora
rarily absented himself uow ; and after a
time, all search was given up in the expec
tation that by-and-hy he would again make
his appearance. Uut no moro was ever
heard of him several years olepsod, ami
he was almost forgotten.
But after eight or nino years had gone
hy, public curiosity was again excited in
tho Uolvin matter by tho declaration of
his wife that sho had twice dreamed that
ho had been murdered by tho brothers
Bourne, and his body buried. Every one
but a few credulous people laughed at this
tho Bourties especially ; but by degrcos
people generally camo to suspect that all
was not right. This feeling was increased
by Mrs. Colvin appearing before a justice
and making an affidavit that she believed
her husband to havo been tho victim of
foul play. In support of this sho brought
forward tho little girl who had been in tho
tho last week of tho lives of tho condemned
men arrived, and then Thomas Boumo in
timated that he had a statement to make.
On being taken beforo a magistrate ho
doposctl to the effect (having been accepted
as states evidence) that Colvin had been
murdered by his brother in tho field du
ring a fray, and that he had helped to bury
tho body and tho cloths in the places where
thoy had boon, found. Shortly after this,
Thonui3 was sentenced to imprisonment for
lifo (tho states evidence only mitigating
tho cxtrcmo punishment,) and Silas was
ordered to bo hanged on .the Monday fol
lowing. Silas Bourno,on hearing of his brother's
statement and rcprivc, fell into the most
violent paroxysm of passion, denounced
him as a perjured liar, and still declared
himself guiltless, but ho wa3 beliovcd by
nouo. Tho law was theroforo left to tako
its course.
So matters went on until Sunday, the
day before the execution was to tako place
All through that day pooplo from many
miles round flocked into Manchester to
view tho spectacle. On the Sunday after
noon the meeting house was thronged to
hear tho event "improved :" but on tho
evening of that day tho general quiet of
tho villago was disturbed by a most un
unlookod for event.
Just before dusk a rumor ran fromhouso
to house that summoned the inhabitants
into tho streets. The cry of ''William
Colvin has como home" ran from lip to lip-
At first no one believed it but thought it
to bo a hoix. Presently, however ,a groat
crowd was seen to cntor the street, and in
it alivo aud well, was tho supposed mur
dered nian,William Colvin himself. They
could not be mistaken by any fancied re
semblauco, for hundreds knew him inti
mately. Thero ne was beyond a doubt,
aud now what were they to think of Thos.
Bourno's confession ? Evideutly it mu?t
have been a ruse to save his neck from the
noose ; ho preferring, rather than to bo
Select JHtscellaMK
AuOId Slory-IIow political Preaching
was fcurctj.
Tho Hartford Times relates tho follow-!
ing: A Congregational Church, in a
neighboring fc'tato, got so completely cu
listed in ono of tho Presidential contests,
that littlo attention was given to religious
questions. Tho Minister was constantly
preaching, praying and exhorting upon
political issuos, and his deacons and lay
men followed suit at tho prayer apd con-,
ferenco meetings. Finally, a worthy old
farmer, ono of tho ataunchest and best
members of the church, and a firm, undo,
viating Democrat, was called upon to offer
a prayer.
"0, Lord," said he, "uphold tho Dem
ocratic party, which h as rcceivod thy sup
port over sinco tho great Jcfforsonian
struggle Continue to bloss that party
which has, under thy protection and prov
idence, brought great blessings upon this
Republic. If it bo thy pleasure, and I
believe it will bo, 0, carry that party
thro'jgh this struggle to a competent tri
umph. 0 1 bles3 tho opponents of Democ
racy personally, but utterly destroy their
fanatical and injurious schemes, if it be
thy will to do so, as I verily believe it is.
Be on tho sido of tho Democracy, 0 Lord,
as thou hast been, and in their peaceful
pursuits, instead warring wickc dly, man
against bfothor. Aud, oh, I besoach the
especially to froo tho Christian Churches
from tho political strife and bitterness
which arc rending them asunder, dostroy
ing their usefulness, and turning them un
happily into mere political associations.
Let us hear something of thy word, and
mercy cn tho Sabbath. Wo havo already
been plied to fullness with political fanat
icism, and our minister has become a stump
orator against tho good old party which
thou, in thy wisdom, has upheld so long,
and so repeatedly guided to victory, and
sustained iu the establishment of sound
measures. Oh, turn his mind from these
things, and direct his attention to his le
gitimate religious duties, or turn him over
directly into the hands of the Republican or
Abolition party, and let them tako care of
him, and provide us a truo Miuister of tho
Gospel. At any rate, tho present state of
things cannot las,t. If politics aro to rule,
I shall claim ono half the tiino in behalf of
tho Democratic party, so that thero may be
a fair discussion withiu these walls.
This was a stumper. It was the first
prayer ever publicly offered in that church
for .the success of tho Democratic party
habit of takiuc William Colvin his dinner
in tho field, and she deposed .that at noon I western JNow J.oru, wnero no nau worKcu
of tho day on which Colvin was missed sho 1 ovcr SU1C0,
hung, to enduro imprisonment, in hope
that time jrould render his inuocenco ap
parent. But then, was ho not, by adopt
ing such a course tho murderer of his
brother ?
To add to the general perplexity, not
an hour beforo tho return cf Colvin, Silas
Bourne also confessed to tho murder of his
scrvaut I 11c said, that during a quarrel
in tho field ho struck him ovcr the head
with a spade, and felled him to tho earth.
Supposing he had killed him, he dragged
tho body under some brushwood and went
to dinner, intending to conceal it during
tho night ; but when ho returned it was
gono, whither ho know not. IJo said noth
ing to his brother, and kept his own coun
sel. That, ho declared, was all ho know
of tho matter.
After Colvin was struck down by SilaB
Bourco,and hidden as meutioned, he camo ; hour, and the meeting then adjourned
to himself, and fearing, when his cmployor ! And ihus ended tho political preaching iu
returned, to be killed outright, he stealth- ' that church. From that time forward,
ily left tho placo and wandered away .to I tho miuister attended to his gospel duties,
and its nominees, though hundreds of
prayers and exhortations had been made
against that party. When tho old man
finished, there was a silence lot unit an
went to him at his placo of work as usual,
and thejrc saw him in violent altercation
with Silas Bouruo, .who threatened to "do
for him." Why sho never mentioned this
beforo was explained by tho fact that Si
las threatened to damage her in some way
U sho ever said anything of it.
Mrs, Colvin now declared that sho had
dreamt another dream that her husband
had beon murdered by tho Bournes, and
that it was now revealed to her that his
body was buried undor a certain tree, and
that some of his clothing had been conceal
ed undor tho flowing of Bourno's barn. A
search was made, and sure enough, under
tho treo, iu a hole, wcra found bones, aud
beneath tho barn floor somo fragments of
clothing aud an old knife. Tho buttons
on tho clothing and tho knifo wcro sworn
to by Mrs. Colvin as belonging to hor de
ceased husband, and public indignation be
ing now aroused by what was considered
to be a special interposition cf Providence,
tho brothers, who stoutly asserted thoiriu
noooneo, were arrested, and in duo tiino
committed for trial, as tho doctor of tho
neighborhood unhesitatingly declared the
exhumed bones to be those of a human be
ing. Somo months aftorwards, tho Bournes
wcro brought up for trial, and,aftor along
investigation, woro found guilty and sen
tenced to ba hanged. Although they still
assorted .their iunoccneo no ouo beliovcd
them ; and throughout tho country round
great anxiety was ovinccd to witucss tho
execution, the day of which was fixed about
two months after tho trial.
Mcautimo tho utmost oxortion3 wcro used
It (fortunately for the Bournes) happen
ed that a nowspapcr,containing an account
of their trial and condemnation, reached
tho tavern of tho villago whero Colvin
worked, and the landlord at once recog
nized Colvin who was in the hapit of fre
quenting it, as the supposed victim ; and
on questioning him, and being shown the
paper, ho admitted the fact, and at ouco
agreed to accompany tho landlord to
Manchester in order to savo tho brothers
from tho gallows. As has beon secu, thoy
did not arrive much to soon for Silas
On further examination by pomo Bos
ton surgeons, tho bones beneath ,tho tree
wcro pronounced to bo those of a dog.
Pictty comparative anatomists tho Vor
mont doctors must havu beon in those daysl
As I intim atcd at tho commencement,
Silas Bouruc (who left Vermont soou af
ter his liberation from prison) was last
Bummor arrested in N. Y. Stato for coun
terfeiting, and it was stated that ho roally
did kill Colvin aftor all, and that tho per
son who returned was not tho sauio mau.
Whether such report ba truo or not,I havo
no means of ascertaining, but 1 hardly
coneoivo it possiblo that tho many persons
who witnessed tho Sunday eveniug return
could havo been mistaken. Altogcthor
tho caso is tho most singula ono that has
figured in tho aunals of Amorican jurispnr
donco, and strikingly shows the fallibility
of human judgment.
and left all political questions to bo settled
by tho peoplo outside of tho .church.
Again tho society prospered, and there
was a better fooling among its members,
more Christian eha rity, moro brotherly
love. Tho old man's earnest jraycr was
answered in more respects than one.
pluck, Eu,
to confess, but all of uo avail.
The New York" -Tribune. ;is out "flat
footed," against a restoration of tho Un
ion uudor tho present Constitution so is
Jeff Davia. Ouo is as loyal as tho other
and no moro to,
Ancient Hospitality. It was onco
a universal custom to placo alo or some
strong liquor in tho chamber cf an hon
ored guest, to assuago his thirst, should
ho feel auy on awakening in tho night,
which, considering that tho hospitality of
that period often reached excess, was by
no means unlikoly. It is a current story in
Toviotdalc, that in tho houso of an ancient
family of wealth, much addicted to iha Pis-
bytoriau causo, a Biblo was always put
into the sleeping apartment ot tho guest,
along with a bottlo of ulo. O.n ono occa
sion tboro was a moating of clergy men,, in
tho vicinity of the castle, all of whom wcro
invited to dinner by tho worthy baronet,
and sovoral abodo thero that night. Ac
cording to tho fashion of tho times, seven
of the reverend guests wcro allotted to ono
largo barrack room, whioh was used on
such occasions of extended hospitality.
Tho butlor took caro that tho divines wcro
presented, according to custom, each with
a Iiiblo and a bottlo of alo. But after a
littlo consultation among thoinsclvcs, they
aro said to havo recalled tho domcstio just
as ho was leaving tho apartment. "My
friond," said ono of tho vcnarablo guest,
''you must know that when wc lu'cet to.
gothor, tho youugest minister reads aloud
a portion of tho scriptures to tho rest;
only ono Biblo theroforo is necessary, tako
Tlio Battlo of Foi l Donclson. "
Tho Chicago Tribuno's correspondent
in describing tho battlo at Fort Donclson,
soys when Col. Craft's brigado, which had
been ordered to re enforco McClcrnand,
camo up in tho rear of tho 30th and 31st
Illinois, 2Gth Kentucky, theso regiments
wcro lying down firing ovcr tho crest of
tho hill.
Thoy rose, not knowing whclber tho
foroo in tho roar was friend or foo. Tho
25th Kentucky, supposing them to bo ro-
bols, poured in a volloy whioh did terriblo
execution, and was sufficient to throw tho
entire brigado into disorder. At onco
thero was almost a panic. Somo threw
down their guns and equipments and fled
immediately. Tho woods woro filled with
Btragglofs. Somo even fled to hort Henry.
The enemy improved tho opportunity, ad
vanccd toward Schwarttz's and Dresser's
batteries, capturing five guns, taking pos
session of McClcrnand's headquarters, and
drivinc our forces nearly a mile and
half. Instead, however, of adhering to
their supposed original intentions to es
cape, the rebels, resolved to follow up tho
advantage by pursuit. At this juncturo
Wallace's division was thrown in front,
and took position on a ridge, with Taylor's
battery in tho centre. At tho road tho
rebels formed cn tho ridgo which McClcr
nand had occupied, and, flushed by suc
cess, moved forward. As they camo in
rango, Taylor opened on them with grape,
caanistor and shell. Tho rebels quailed
and cano to a halt. As the infantry ad
vanced, thoy began to fall back. Wallaco
improved tho moment, and moved on them
and drovo tho rebels back, recovering the
ground proviously lost.
The number of field-pieces taken iu tho
Union victory hero is much larger than
hcrctoforo telegraphed. We havo at least
seventy guns. Among them aro bronze
and iron rifled pieces of English manufac
Taylor's Battery captured a beautiful
rifled piece, an imitation of tho Parrott,
made in England, and two bronze rifled
The prisoners will amount to full fifteen
thousand, albcontrary assertions notwithstanding.
The small arms captured amount to
twenty thousand 1
So far as I can ascertain our loss is
49th Illinois Killed and wounded, 40.
Taylor's Battery 1 killed 4 wounded.
18th Illinois 45 killed, about GO
17th Illinois 4 killed 20 woundod.
12th Iowa 3 killed 24 wounded.
08th Ohio 3 woundod.
14th Iowa G killed, 50 Wounded.
2nd Iowa 38 killed, 150 wounded.
9th Illinois 35 killed, 100 wounded.
41st Illinyis 17 killed, 130 woundod.
20th Illinois 21 killed 118 wounded.
30th Illinois 19 killed, 71 wounded.
8th Illinois 50 killed, 190 wounded.
31st Illinois 10 killed, 200 wounded.
12th Jllinoh 35 killed, 109 woundod.
It is utterly impossible, as yet, to mako
out anything liko a full list of tho names o
tho killed and woundod. I will send them
to you as soon as thoy can bo niado out by
the officers.
Tho number of rebels killed Js at tho
least calculation 800, and their wounded
moro than double ,that number.
Cither important movements aro now on
foot in this region. Keep your cars open
for moro good now3.
But I must pass all this and hasten to
notice tho results of tho viotory. First,
wc havo the key to Nashvillo and all of
Western Tennessee, with an easy approaoh
to Northorn Alabama, and an assurance of
an easy victory at Columbus or Bowling
Green whenever either shall bo desired.
Then wo havo moro prisoners than can
well bo disposed pf.
Tho following is a list of tho forces sur
rendered :
7th Texas
2d Ky.
8th Ky.
" Grogg.
" Hanson.
Lt. Col. Lyqn. '
' " Leo.
Major Dorsor's Battallion of Infantry
Battallion Fourth Alabama, Col. Combs.
Four dctachsd Companies of Infantry.
Battallion Teen. Cavalry, Col. Grant,
Battallion Mississippi Cavalry, Col. Fqr
rcst 800 strong.
Eight Battcrios Light Attillcry.
Floyd's Virginia Brigado, consisting of
tho Thirty-Sixth, Fiftich,4 Fifty-first ana
Fifty-sixth, in all twenty-fivo hundred
strong, apd a thousand or fifteen hundred
stragglers, escaped. Tho rest of tho gar
rison is ours. It is ostimatod at fiftoes
In addition to this wo havo twolvo
thousand stand of small arms, and up
ward of fifty pieces pf artillery, including
the following heavy guns captured in tho
fort : eight thirty two pounders tw 32
pounders, carronad ; ono heavy 32 poun
der, rifled ; and ouo 10 inch oolumbiad.
Tho amount of amuuition, stores, horses,
wagons, mulc3 touts, provision, is bojond
The Philadelphia Library.
Tho first public library in tho U. States,
is tho 1 hiladelphia library in Philadel
phiaa brick building with marble front,
near Independence Hall. It is worth vis
iting for this fact alone. Tho librariap,
whoso name I 'forget, gavo me somo par
ticulars pf its history, which may noi be.
uninteresting to the reader. Tho idea cf
a publLo library was projected ia Phila
delphia, when this country was dependent
on England for its literature, and books
wore very expensive. Sir Benjamin Westt
the celebrated painter who acquired his
great famo iu England, whilo in that
country) was invited by Bev. Sarauol 3.
Prcstou of tho English Church, to visit him
and paint his portrait. West did so, tnrj
was struck by tho reverend gcntler"in'a
library, which was unusually 'large, zni
embraced many raro and valuable work3,
West observed to Mr. Preston, that as ho
wis a bachelor he could find no moro jvo?
thy object than tho Philadelphia library,
to bequeath his books. Not long aftor this
conversation, Mr. Preston died, and left
his library, portrait, and a sum of monoy
to tho Philadelphia library ; and thus, by
tho munificence cf an English gcniloman,
wheso oye3 never rested upou this fa;r
continont, tho first library in tho U. States
was established. I looked with veneration
at the portrait of Mr. Preston, which as
a specimen of Wost's life liko portraits, s
of itiolf remarkable, and feit that he had
erected an enduring monument to his own
memory. This I'hiladelphia library con
tains many old and valuablo books, which
cannot now bo obtained "for lovo or mon-
m i 11 . i .
cy." xnero is aieo an oiu cnroncmeter,
pointed out to tho visitor, as having onco
served m an hour picco to Olivor Oroni
Brigadier-Gen. Buckuer and Staff.
BriKadicr-Gcn. B. lt. Johnson and Staff.
Z-' .. . , '-r o si i T
3d Tcnn. itogt. ot iniantry, uoi. urowu.
1 litis (
18th ''
49h "
50th "
51st "
, tt
" Hciman.
" Palmer.
" Hood.
" Cook.
" Bailoy.
" Billard.
" Abcr'thy
bring six moro buttloi of ale.
ttt ikott,
-6'ir If 'a
1st Miss, llcgt'. ufantry,U. Col, Hamilton
3d ' ' " " " " " Wills.
4th " " " " Drake.
20th ' u " (
( ' "Reynolds
" Major Garvin.
" ' Col. Hughes
" " Cook.
' hu, " 11 BalJvin
Eiout Persons Burned to Dsatit
On Monday morning last, between
twelve and ens o'clock a frame ono and t
half story building, located near Heck
shervillo, Schuylkill county, and oocupied
as a dwelling by a minor, named Thos.
Council, was destroyed by firo, and him
self, his wifo, four ofthoir children, a mahs
border and a servant eirl, eight porsona,
porished in tho flames. Not a soul that
was in tho houso at tlio time escaped.
A firo engineer of San Francisoo, in
order to secure a ro-olection, attended for?
ty-ono out oflorty-tlireo uremens uaiis,
aud dancod himself into office.
Stupid peoplo may oat, but should 't
talk. Their mouths may do well 63 banks
of deposit but not of issue.
The threo groat obstacles to pefcea and
to restoration of , tho Union aro, tho aboli
tionists, Congress, and tho Confedcrato
Government. Wo havo named them in
tho order of their rank tho firit being
tho chicfos.
I.. .-s - -i
fiSTho Cold Spring Foumdry at Wet
Point has, up to this time, furnished up
ward of six hundred Parrott rifled guns to
tho Govornnieut, which is a eubstantitl
proof of its valuo.
Sparo that you may spcod ; fast that
you may foast ; labor that you may liva ;
and run that you may rest.
All of us who aro worth, auy thing, bond
our manhood iu learning tho follies or
expatiating tho inistakos of our youth.
When a woman intonda to givo a man
tho mitten sho begins by kuitting her oye
Bo what you aro. This is tho first jtt ,
v ward, bo omir better lb an. yu n .