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LEVI L. TATE, EDITOR.
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TERMS: 2 00 PER ANNUM-
VOL. 17. NO. 36.
OCEATTRUNtC LINE rtWM PHILADELPHIA TO
iin: iNTi:noiit in' rr.NNhVi.VAMA, the
kcuuyliull. bimqut.iianna ciniucit.
UNO AMI Wv milNIl VALLEV3,
THE NORTH. NORTHWEST AND
rem the cornpnuv's depot nt tliriteenth Mid Callow
ill ttreeti, I'll I Ih J -1 ili In m Hi" following hnuri:
" MnRMNI! .MAIL
At P.15 A. M. fur Rending, Lebanon, llnrrlsburg,
Poltsville, Pinogrove.Tumnqiin.Sunbury, Wil I l:nu port
Eluilrn. Rochesti r. Manara, I'nl!.. Ilufl'.iln. Alliiitnwn,
Wi'M'fbnrrc. 1'ittstoii, York, Carlltie, Chanibcrtburg,
'Ibis train crmtitTti at READING: Willi Eat Tonn
it'lvnnli' llnilrnad trains for Mlcntnwn, c , nnil w I III
Up Libation Vnlley train for llnrrlsburg. J.r,.;nt
roll I" CLINT' IN with Cntnwisn Uallrnail trains lor
'.Mlki'fli itr Williaiuspnrt. I.uik llavrn. Hlinlrn. ice.
tt II UllllrtllURI! with V.irllifti CiMilral. Cumberland
Vnll y mi1' H Imylkltl an. I ttiiquehuuuu train fur
Nortli'imb-'rlaud, W I II latn nrt Yolk, i hninbcrsburg,
1 caves Phlldelplil.i nt :i,M I'. .M for Reading TolU
slllc. Plnegrnve. Ilnrri-burg. r .rnnneilinn nt 'inrrls
hurt! with I'iiiii lv,-nili LYtilml 1,'uilrnud trains fur
Pittt)'irs r Northrcn 'ctilr.il llnilrnad trains fur
Paitbur)'. Northumberland. Elmira he. and lit Pnr
Clinton with 'maul. Fa Railroad trains fur .Milton
WHIUnnpott. l'.liiilra llufTaln 1 r.
HI'. .:)! i AUi O.MOtl ATIO V.
I.nva Rending lit li.30 A. M.. stopping nt alt way
nations ; nrrivcH in Philadelphia nt U.'.'ii A M
llrtopilng, leaves Philadelphia at -1,30 I', .M. ; arrive.
In Urailinp at T.HII 1' M.
Trains for Philadelphia leave llarri'Ii'T c' A. y
(ml I'ottHVllli. at J.I5 A. ii.. arriving in 'In i ia
1 50 I". M. Alternnon Iralns I 'iivr nrrishurc m v" ''fl
HI., ami PntiilluatJ,30 !' M. arriving at Pullaih-i I
tt 7.00 I', M.
Markit train, Willi a passenger car attached, 1-a.ve j
riuladelphia at 1 P. M.. fur Reading ami nil wav stn
tinni : leaves Heading nt IS, noun. an. I Ibm iiiuglown
tt 1 P, M. for Philadelphia ami nil way stations.
All ttio abnvn trains run ilaily shind iy e.xrepied.
Hiimlny trains l.-nvu Fottsville a. ?,:iu'A .M aud I'lillu.
tclphU at 3.15 P.M.
t'linSTl'.ll VAl.t.l'.Y IIAlLUnM)
rssscngcr from linn nlnstim'n ami intermediate
pnihts talte tlio f.l.) A M ami 4.WI P .M train "from i'liil.
ad.'lphla, returning Ironi How iiiiigtuwii at ?,CU A .M
and I Mil) linnli
new vunii exi-res-" nm ititsuuiic. and
Leave. Now York, at ? P M, passing Ucn.'ing e,t
15,117 nii.lniL'ht. anil conn -cti UK at llarri-hurg will)
1'cnniiJ luinia It.iilroail l.jp.css 'i'r.i in for I'lttrliur?
Returning, I xpress Triiin 1. avert Mnrn hur mi arri
Tal of IN'iinj I vniu.i I xpr--94 from Pitt'mrtf a' 71, 13 A
II, pan. i ii u lie. i, line 5.1s A ,M anil arrlMni; at Now
York at ln.l'U A ,M. S5lii iiti,' rnri acr pan) ilh'e
train. through bi tw.scn Icttey Citj cuii Pittsburg with,
Mail tr.iintfor New York 1,'nvo Ilarritbnrg at AM
nJ 11,00 I' .M. Mail trains for lluriiebnrg luavc New
York nil) A M ami 1-' noon.
dUIIUV I.KII.I. VAI.I.r.V UAII.UOAD
Train, leave PulUvillo nt 7.15 A ,M ami 'I.TI P VI,
rtlutniHg froniTiifctarora nt A VI, ami 1,-t.i P 1.
HO'llUVLKILl. ANU SI'p'QI'IIIIANNA It VIL
Train, leave Annum nt'J,4JAM f-ir Plnoercvr nnrl
Hrriburg, ami at 0,10 A Al, mid 7 P ,M for pint-grove
nniy; returning from I nrrburg at 1,30 P U and froia
Pliiagruvc at rj A M end 4 and o f M.
Through flril dam ticki tsnml cmlcr.mt tirkctftn all i
ttio principle points in tin North aurt U'mt and (.'an a- '
The follow ing tirkcts aro nbtalnable only al th oilire
cf B. Bradford, Tri'U'iiri'r. No. 227 loiuh Purth si, '
I hiln klphia, or of ti. A N'icolN, Ceiinral "upcrnit.'nd
ut, Ueauing. I
COM ML'TATI"S TICKETS'. I
At?5 prrccnt, discount, b"twcn any point, desired, :
tcr faMiUi's and linns, I
Good for 2001! imlf .bj!jn nllpoinK, at 3j ..ell
fr fjiuiliv. and tlrui.
Forthrno, sit, muu or twclvf month., for holder.
nly, to all points, at ri'iliin-iiut
Ilfslding on the line iifilu road will bo furnished with '
arJ. tnlitled tlieai.til t uh and wiviu to ticltti ut balf i
EX 'IT.-'IDN' TICKnri. ;
Froni Tliila lelplna to principal vtatmn. pnn.l fir 2at- ,
Br lay Hnn.lay an I Monday, at r ,-dn f.iro. to bn nad
only al thd Lick.: Othcc, atThilleunth and l.alluwlnll
flnnds of all (lesrrii'tlon forward to nil the above
PoinH from tlw cuuiii.in'4 new freight depol, Ufoadnnd
U illuw streets. i
niEltJIlT TRAINS I
Leave Philadelphia daily at A M. 1PM; and 0 P
II f-ir Reailing. I.thanon. Ilnrriiliurg, Potuville, I'otl
Clinton, and all point beyonj
Close at the riiila.'elplii.i I'o.t nffibo fir all places on
the road ami its branrhe. al 5 A M. an I fur tin princi
pal stalloiiM nmy al -J 15 P .M.
ilL'onubiirg Teb 14 IrS.I. j
PIIir.ADKLI'IIIA & KHIE
R A' X - H O A 5
This great lino traverses Hie Northern and North
Weil cnuntifi of l'l'enjjliaiiia lo tliu city of Erie, on
It has b'en leaseil bv til' Pen,is Irania Railroad
Company, and muter thi-ir .Hippi es is being rnpiilly
op'-ned Ihrnnchoiit iteniire length.
I. in now in use for P.iheuger nml Pri'icht business
from liar rir burg to Emporium, 1 1! 5 miles i on the l'.,'i!
rn Iliviinn. mid froiu srliethild to I.ne v7o mil on the
Western Div itinn,
TIHK ll riEOER TRAta. iT HOT. niL'M D1T h VM).
Mall Train leaves, East ii 51 A. M.
Ktprutu Train 1" 5j I'. Jl,
Mail " " WeBt I i.l "
Expr 5 5JA.M.
Cars run Ihrnuch wiTiinusor both wa on the.u
train between I'lnl nlelphi.i nml Lock ll.iveu. nml
Ilallimnre nml Link llav, n. New and eleg'Mit fileep.
ing l.':ir ateompaiilug the Evpre.x Tr.nu both ways
between Villiain.Miit and ll.illnuore, and Williams.
port nml I'lnl. i lelpliiu.
Por inforoiniiiiii re'pei tjng P.-M-i-nger business, ap
FlynttheS E. Cor. Illliaud Mark, t Sis.
And for i'ltiht biiniuessof tin1 1'.uop'iii) 's Agents :
8. II. Kingsion. Jr . Cor. I'Jth and .Market U., PhiPa-
J, iV . Re n, .1,1., i:nc.
J M. Drill. Agent N. C. It. I!., Ilnlliinnre.
II. Ii Houston, (icn'l. 1'reight Agt . i hiladelphia,
Lewis lloupt, (t''ii'l.'l'ii kei Agt Philadelphia.
Joseph 1. Poltr, Geii'l. .Malinger, Willmuifpoit.
Ociobjr dl, Ivi'J.
Lackawanna & Ultwusliiirg itaiiioad
ON AND AIT' R APRIL in. .-M. PASSENGER
TRAINS WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:
M O V I N G
S O U T II.
5 Ull A. M. II.OU A.M
1,40 Arrive P.'.SO P .M
K O R T II
4.1111 P. JL
8.05 t.iS P. J
Arrive nt rS;runtou,
A Passenger Train nlsoleavcs Kinzstnn at e.'.'O A. M
y.iu r. ai, 3.311
for S'erauinn.inconuect with tram for New York. Re
luming, lenves Scranton 011 arrival of Train from Now
York nt 4.'.'0 P. M.
The Larkawanna a.id ninninsburg Railroad connects
with the Delaware. Lackawanna and Ucttern Railroad
et Scranton, for Now Vork and intermediate points east
At Rupert it connect-with IhoCattawissaRai road, for
?oint. both east and west arriving at Philadelphia nt
.no P..M, '
At Northumberland it corsnccts with the Philadelphia
& Erjt-R, K.nudN. C R. It. for points west nud south
Patsengers arriving at llarribburg 4 50 P M. : Phil
adelphia 10 P. .M., Caltnuore lO.'.M) P. M.
GEO. II. IIUNT.S.irt
J C.Wells, Cen' 7"ici( cnt,
Kingston Ar'lH''- !f3-
W A W & J f
Jewilry awl Silver-1 1 'are,
rpriE nndfrilgnnd would respectfully Invite your nt
I tentinn to hit well telected slock of Fine Gold and
Silver Watches Fine Gold Jewelry, of every kind
and variety of styles-comprising ail uf the newest and
most beautiful designs.
Al.o. Rolirl Silver Wars. "jnal to Coin -and thi best
Bake of Silver Plated Ware. Each article is warranted
w be at represented.
. 3" Waiclict of Jeivlry eartfJlly rap sired andial
(Baeeisrinri to StauflVr k Marley,)
. - . .v:..i . r-'a MiUMf 8T Pun..
Tlio Gloom of Autuiua.
Hail, jc sighing tons of sorrow,
View uilli me iiutuninnl tloonij
Learn from thence- your fato to morrow,
Dead, perhaps laid in the tomb.
Sec, all iialuro fading, dying,
Silent nil things seem to mourn,
Life from vegetation flying
firings to mind the mouldering urn,
Oft are Autumn's tempest's rising,
Making lofty forrests nod,
Bcjui snf nature how surprising I
Rend in nature nature's rod.
See our sovereign, sole creator
Lives eternal in the sky,
While wo nioital. yinld to nature,
Llontn awhile llicu fade and ilio.
Nations die by dread lidluta,
Through rnraccd ty rami ic King.,
Justnt plants In pale Pommia,
I all to rise in future spring.
.Mournful scenes, when vegetation
Palls by frot, or worms devour;
Doubly mournful, when a nation
Tails by neighboring nation! power
Death and war my mind depresses,
Autumn shows me my demy.
Culls tu mind my pait distresses,
Warns me of my djing clay,
Autumn makes me melancholy,
Ptrikis ilijeitjnn ihrouiih in) soul,
While I mourn my former folly
Wnvesuf sorrow o'er mi roll.
Lnl I heat the air resound ing
With eipirlng inseits' cries :
Ah, their moans to me, how wounding:
Eo blrms of my n.wi demise.
Hollow vi iuds about me roaring,
Noy waters 'round me rie,
Wliile I sit my late deploring.
Tears are streaming fiom my eyes.
What to me nro autumn's treasures,
t-'ince I know no eaithly joy,
Long I'vo lot all earthly pleasures,
Time must youth and bra'th destroy.
Pleasures once 1 fondly w listed,
Shared each lo'js llial youth bjstowi,
Hut to see where then I sported,
row embitters nil my woes.
Age and s 'rrow since have blast.-d,
Every votltlifu' ple.i'ing dream ;
Quivciingagc Willi yotllli contrasted,
I'll, hov sh ut their glories seem.
As the annual frJats nrc cropping
Leav es and tendrils from the tresi ;
Lo I lit) IrieiiiU are yearly dropping,
'Jhro.igh o,l age uud dire disease,
Tonner friends, how I've sought 'em,
.'ust t Che, r my droopirg mind ;
lint 111.') 'i e f-'oue like leaves in Aulutnn,
Driven bi fore the drear) wind.
When afw more year-. I've wast:d.
When a few more spring are o'er.
When a few more gn f's I've lust.'d
I shj.l live to die no inu.-c.
Fast my sun of life's declining,
Soon 'twill ecliii endless night (
llul my hopes pure and reliuiug,
Rest in future life and light
Cease that feaiiug, Ireuib ing, sighing,
Death will break the sullen gloom;
And in) spirit llut'rlng. fl) lug,
iiivt be born he) uud the tomb.
Execution of Dr. Wright.
JP.rpiratin,,, against hosti'c ,kmooStr .
tw,,s Scenes al the Piwn ami alon-c
the Iloit'e lo the p'ace of Excnaiori Jl
Review oj D). Wright's J.ie.
Noaror.K, Va., October 123, 1SG3.
Dr Wiuoiit Attempts io Escape,
AND Is KncAPTi'liED. On Wednesday
uv. vvr.gui matiua request, mac a Dg"i,
M I . . , i . I. - . 1. , .
siiouio uc luriiisiieti turn in a is ecu mac
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evening. Strangi as the request was, no
one regarded it with any suspicion, Late
that evening he was visited, as usual, by a
portion of his family, which, on this oc- ;
casion, consisted of his wife, two daugli ;
tcrs and-small son, They all entered their
: father's cdl, and after remaining a short 1
I lime the whole patty, apparently, retired.
I To gain tho street, they had to pass thro'
i a little anteroom in the prison, which is 1
occupied by itj officers for the transaction
of business. Here one of the party, en
tering through a door ilighlly stumbled.
This was noticed by one of the turn
keys, who, after they bad just cleverly
rc.ichcd the ctreet, exclaimed, "15y ,
I believe that was Dr. Wright in digube."
Lieut. Cook, who was sitting among those
piesent iu the room, rushed out and inter
cepted the party before they had gotten
many steps. Walking up to one of them,
he exclaimed, "That's played out; I know
you, Dr. Wright ;" at tho same limo lift
ing up two heavy veils that concealed tho
It proved to bo as the licutonmt had as
serted. It was Dr. Wright, and he ap
peared to be but little surprised or embar
rassed at the detection, .aud on being con
ducted inside the jail, remarked that "des.
perato means were pardonable, under des
perato circumstances," and then walked
back to his cell as unconcernedly as if
nothing had occurcd. The sequel of how
ho was disguised ean now bo most readily
shown. When ho left tho place of his
confinement ho was clad in tho garments
of ons of his daughters, who remained be
hind. As her father was re-entering his
cell, sho was found reclining upon the bed,
fully equipped in her pa's rig, tho boots
peering beneath tho covering. Sho was
much chagrined at being found in this po
sition, but was moro deeply surprited and
pained to find that ber schema for ber U-
therms escape Imtl bcon fritstratoil. For advunoct! a fow ttepi lurwaul, ami in a muscular frame, a daik wrinkled, skin,
licr impruilotit act no restraint was placed tremulous voice said, "Oentlemcii, the act dark cycs,uiid course black hair and beard,
upon ber, but she was escorted homo by which I committed was doDo without tlio Thero were three others with him all un
file of tho officers of tlio prison. It is slightest maliee." His hands were now dor oommaiul of Lieut. Olasel, formerly
assorted, but wc know not with what truth tied. Dondiug on his kueos, he prayed o( tho Uuited Stales Navy. lie is said to
mat tlio doctor bad everything In readiness
iu laoniiaic ins escape, and that his friends The Execution. Upon arising, tho cap 1 sonic timo since and confined in Fort War
were not slow to aid him in it. It was was adjusted over his faco, and the exoeu-1 ron, but Hitbscqcuntly, on being released,
inrougu a nicro accident that he was rceog. tioner, Mr. John Atmstrong, ol Co. 13,
ntzed. 13oing taller than tho woman, ho lt Oonnectieut regiment, ftepped f-om
ttooped as much as ho dare to make him- the platform and pulled tho ropo attached
self appear small, and in doing this ho to tho bar which supported the drop,
stumbled wliile passing through a door. J All this timo a breathless stillness pre
This caused his detection, as it more olear- vailed, aud as tho doctor descended thro'
ly revealed thesliopo and size of his body, tho trap a shudder appeared to run thro'
which the kecti eye of the turnkoy was 'every one present. Ho fell without a
quick to detect.
J'icp imiim.s Against any Hostile Don
or.s'rulioiis Ii having been rumored pret
ty freely throughout tho city for several
days pact that an attempt would l,o made
lo rescue the prisoner, the cighlh and fif
teenth Connecticut and fourth Rhode Is
land regiments were brought across tho
river to prevent any s-ueh demonstration.
One regiment was stationed around the i
prisob, while tliu other two were in good
supporting distance. No stirpriso or res
cue wus attempted, and the night passed
lloiv Yniirtluy was Spent by t lie Con
dunned. The Doctor throughout yester
day appeared as cheerful as usual. In
the aftJinoon tho Lord's sacrament was
administered to him hv the Rev. .Mr. Rod-
man, of Christ's Church. His family re- I
niaincd with him all uight and up to four ted him to commit the act. Ho camo to
o'clock this morning. A portion of the tho city from Edentou. N. C, about twen
time was spcul in conversation, and the ty-fivc years ago, and commenced the
rest was devoted to religious services. ' practice of medicine, in which ho was
Upon their departure they took their last very successful until the occupation of this
farewell. They all appeared to be deeply city by our troops. In appearance he
moved, and it was truly a solemn and , may bo described as bciug rather tall,
touching scene. Almost up to the hour ' jlightly bout in the shoulders, with a large
of exrcutiou there lingered a ray of hope, frame, though somewhat lean ; his eyes
Yesterday and even this morning telegrams dark, with heavy brows, long hair, which
were sent to the President asking for a extended to the shoulders, of the same
further reprieve. All that friends could color as his moustache and goalee, which
do for him wis done. His counsel even ' were iron grey, but evidently', in his youn
used personal influence in his bahalf, but 1 gCr days, very black. 'I ho family which
all this was of no avail.
Stent: ul the Pison This Morning.
Karly this morning tlio exterior of the
piison was surrounded hy g'.i-tening bay
onets, and the- interior filled by ofiirials
I who wero preparing ever thing for tho
I execution. At nine o'clock, Dr. Wright
, was lakoti from his cell and conducted
I through tho prison to tho street. To those
j who were present ho bowed, nud several
h" "illi a few words, lie was
supported on either side by a clergyman.
Alter view ing the procession, which was
drawn up into line, he advanced towards
tiic bourse and leqiiestcd that the lid of
his coffin might be removed, so time he
could take a last view of his family, whose
portraits wcro arranged all along the bides
just -,UOve t he head
lie seemed to realize his awful position,
though ho seemed to be little dejected and
marched with a firm step. He entered his
carriage iu company with Captain Shop
pard, As.-i-tant Piovost Marshal, Rev.
Messrs, Rodman and Overson.
Tho procession, under command of Col
onel Kecso, moved lorward in tho follow-
i mr orue
i A small detachment of mounted
martial corps and infantry guard, hearse,
carriage containing Dr. Wright aud cler
gymcii, carnage continuing oilier clergy-
'!'!, ...... 1 1 1 rwl i,.l.init.
nil 11. i LU I'liv IIUIIMIl w uuu eiLIilveuiij
New York and
regiment brought up the rear.
Scene: Almig the Iloute of th"
sion, There were few to be seen
thoroughfare-, through which the
tion passed, except peirroes. Hut tie sol-
emu line was viewed liom the houses by
many. In n number of instances women
wero observed crying.
Tie Place ol Extcution. 'Hhc spot se
lected for the site of execution was tho
old Fair Grounds. In the centre of them
the gallows was ercited.
At a few miuute.s beforo ten o'clock the
procession reached here. Already the
8th and 10th Connecticut rcgimcut6, the
tth Rhode Island regiment and Regan's
B.tttery, were drawn up iu a hollow squaro
around the gallows, The procession pass
ing inside of it, Dr. Wright's carriage
was halted before tho scaffold, which he
mounted without any apparent nervous
ness, assisted by Dr. Hodman and another
clergyman. From the scaffold Captain
Shuppard now road the charges, finding
aud sentence o. tlio court by which tho
eoniiemued was tried Tho order for ex
ecution was also road. Tho Doctor lis
tened to them calmly, and without evincing
Dr. Rodman now offered up a prayer,
t the conclusion of whiob Dr- Wright
mo.st fervently for a fow minutes.
struggle. His death must havo been in
stantaneous, as not a motion was porcciv
cd. It was a few minutes after ten when
tho signal to lower the trap was given.
The body, alter hanging a half hour, was
examined by Dr. Gonovor, the Medical
Director, Dr. J. II. Leo, of the 21st Con.
necticut, and several other Siir.cous, who
pronounced life extinct. Tho body was
then cut down and placed in the coffin to
be delivered to his family.
1 Short licvmo aj Dr. Wright. Thus
has Dr. David M. Wright paid the forfeit
of hii life for shooting, in cold blood,
Lieutenant Sanborn, of the United States
colored troops, in the early part of July
last. Sinco tho commission of .the deed
he has endeavored to justify himself in it.
IIo was a man of strong Southorn feelings,
and this, in a measure, may havo nromn-
he leaves is largo, but in affluent circum
Tho Romanco of tho war.
TIIC INTER, VAT. MACIIIN3 THAT WAS TO
DESTROY THE IRONSIDES IX CHARLES
Our readers already familiar witii tiic
main facts connected with the recent dar
ing attempt of the rebels to destroy the
Ironsides, t lie most formidable of the
Union Monitor fleet in Charletown bar
bor. The following additional facts and
incidents will ba read with interest :
At half past nine o'clock on tho night
of the Slh, tiio qiiariciniaftcr on watch
aboard tho New Ironsides reported to the
officer of the deck a suspicious craft, with
smoke stack, and sotting very low in the
water, making directly toward tho vessel.
Tho night, although clear, and tho sky
studded with stars, Was nevertheless uuu
sually dark, and but little could bo distin
guished of tho stranger except tho 6tnoke
pipe and her lev. hull, the latter extremely
indistinct; she appeared to be steaming at
a speed of seven knots an hour. Hov she
i could have paiscd our picket boats was a
question to be considered, for it was just
possible that she might belong to us, and
to fire upon her without first determining
1 her character and intention tuigUt result
: ,...;,,.., ,l .!... :'e ,.t.-
in 111U1U rei 1UII.1 UUIUU'TIJ lu.lll 11 OUU WHO
, an enemy ; so she was allowed to come
within hailiug distance. More and more
distinct she grew as she approached a
, cigar shaped hull, after the pattern of the
I Winans gunboat, driving before it through
1 the water a smaller object, which could
hardly bo distinguished, a black smoke-
pipe, Irom which issued a thin cloud of
black smoke, but no other indication of
the molivo power within wero visible. Still
-she glided on, the object of her approach
either die frigate itself or the Devil which
lay moored on the port side. Coming near
cnoujih to hear, sho was hailed and order -
, ed to stop, but she neither mado reply or
obeyed the summons. All hands wcro
piped to quarters; a gun was fired, but: a boy a11 ol whom wcrc' "9 latc 03 Tue3
the onriou-craft sat too low in tho water ! t,a' f "'is week, alive and well. Ten
and the ball passed over ber. A second eljilllrc " tlirce J'ca" s pretty good
shot loliowcd the first, with lbs same re-1 liven for ,Ws vicinity. The parents are
suit; then a volley of musketry lightening ! I,roud o1' their success in the family lino,
up for a moment, with its flash, the steam-! !ltlJ Point wit1' pleasure, to their company
cr. tho torncdo at her bow. and tho firm ' of German infantry. Government can-
of a man, sitting astride thu cigar shaped
hull, engaged in steering. This man
whoso uamo is Toombs, and who is now
in irons on board the flagship, fired a shot
in rctalliation, which severely wounded
ensign Howard, tho officer of the deck. 1
IIo pretends, to have been sailing-master
of the expedition, which ho undoubtedly .
wsi andiiamD moderate height, etronj; j
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1863.
be a man of superior bravery, was captured '
rejoined the Southorn brmy. lie is now a
prisoner on the Ottawa. Tho musketry
liriug from the frigate after the first volley
became rapid and continuns, but saomcd
in no way to interfere with tho execution
of the plan had in view by those aboard
the steamer, as she approached nearer and
nearer each moment to tho ''Ironsides,"
her bow pointing toward tho lattor's side,
and run close in under her guns. At this
moment a torific explosion took place jar
ring the great iron plated hull ol the frig
ate, aud sendlug into the air a huge col
i mi n of water that fell in torrents all round
and entering the smoke pipo of the little
steamer immediately extinguishing her
files. When this had subsided, and the
sea was again calm, nothing whatever was
to bo seen of her; the supposition is that
she wenl down. But struircliug for life
were two men, evidently members of ber
crew, who were picked up by a boat low
ered for the purposo from the Ironside?;
lhcy are the two I have already mention
ed, tlio acainan Toombs, and Lieut. Glas-
sel ; but neither of them can tell what
happened in the time between tho explosion
of the torpedo and the moment they found
themselves battling with the waves, or say
confidently whether tho steamer sank, or,
rekindling her fires, moved off in the direc
tion of Charleston
Very little injury was done the Iron
sides ; in truth, I may say, with the ex
ception of a few dents, no harm whatever
was siutained by her. Tlio prisoners say
that the people of Charleston have very
little faith in tlio monitors to reduce the
fortifications leading to the harbor, but
hold 'n fear the batteries of the Ironsides.
To prove the endurance of tho ship, I
would add that the shock she received was
so severe that a huge chest was thrown
from its place in tho lower hold against
ono of the stanchions, completely cruihing
the lc2 of a seaman who was unfortunate
enough to be standing there. Twenty tons
"of water eDtered her decks.
This daring attempt, unprecedented in
its boldness by anything which has hap
pened during the war, had its origin iu
tho city of Charleston, where the cost was
raised by public subscription ; some of
the wealthiest citizens smb.-cribiug hrgcly.
Tho stoamcr was built there expressly
for the purpose, tho pattern o( the Winaus
gunboat being adopted as the one best
suited for tho accomplishment of the oh
jeet which they had in view, the - niaterial
being cf wood, Tho torpedo, which was
of the largest size, and similar iu shape
somewhat to the steamer, was exploded
by means of a percussion cap at the fur-1 it a business to dig up the cedar trees
thcr end, white lead being used to render ' buried for centuries in the swamps, and
it water-proof. Large rewards were to bo ! cut them into shingles of, it is said, extra
paid the men in caec they succeeded in I ordinary excellence. A correspondent of
their desperate enterprise and came off
safe, they being sanguine of blowing up
the frigate, but never expecting to escape
with their lives. Both steamer and torne-
uo ,vcrc 'oweti as lar as rorr, autnier ty
.i . . . i r ! . i-t i
aI'other vessel ; it was probably owing to
j this that they escaped the notice of our
picket boats, these latter being engaged
watehins the movements of the convov.
v""'b s-.v...v..m ... v,uv, ,
i which steamed here and there on the water
1 as if bound on a mission of mischief of her
1 own, beforo eliding back to Charleston.
. tains its buoyancy and color, and it is con-
Gr.TTiNfi a Family. A German na. sidured so valuable, that large numbers of
mod Iloeffich, residing five miles west of, workmen aro constantly employed iu rais
La Crescent, was married in Portage, in ' ing and splitting the logs into rails and
November, lSfil), to a bcalihy German J shingles. In searching for these logs tho
girl. The week after they were married , workman uses an iron rod, which ho
they moved to Minnesota, ou the farm
I which they now occupy. In August, 1801,
1 lrs' H Havc lji,t'1 to tljrec t0's) two of
",,om livc(1' 1,1 June ls(i2 s" fiavc
1 llirt!l ,0 tlirt' uoi'3 aDU a Sir1' two of 'bo
j Ij0'3 nntl t,,c S'rl living. On tho 0th ol
1 tlils In0Dtn sue &aif0 birl" t0 two S,rls and
not afford to draft the head of that family.
jlu wrasse ucmocrat.
It has been thought that pcoplo arc de
generating, becauso they don't live as
long as in tho days of Mcthusalah. But
nobody can afford to Hvo long at tho cur
OoniKCt Wiulr tnd cold weitber-
Up on tho' tree, up on tlio tree,
What will he do, hat. will ho do,
Without any bhoe, without any shoo,
To keep his feet warm, to his feet warm,
Out in the storm, out in the storm I
Up on the tree, up on the tree,
Whcro will ho go, where will Logo,
Out of tho snow, out of ilio snow 1
Uoino hero to me, come hero to mo,
I'll make a ncsl, I'll make a nest,
Where you can rest, whore you can rest,
All nice and warm, all nice and warm,
Out of the strtn, out of the storm,
Come here to me, come here to me,
Taking tho Clock to Pisces-
Artcmus Ward related that once, when
hard prcsed for something to eat, he etep
ped at a farm bouse and, pretending to
understand clock mending, took the far
mer's clock to pieces, ate bis dinner, and
then not knowing bow to put it together
again, complained of dizziness, took a
walk into the open air, and forgot to re
turn. In continuation of bis narrative he
says : ''Those politicians who went to
work to take the Union clock to pieces to
get their dinners, never meant to put it to
gctheragain. They have stolen their
dinner, but they will not restore the
How true this is. The miserable bun
glers have taken the Union clock to pieces
and now, if they would, could not put it
together again in as good running order as
they found it. But they do not even wish
to do t they make no effort. They were
in a hurry to work the mischiel they aro
in none to try to repair it. It was easy
work to take out the pius and scows, aud
separate tho parts. Two ycTU3 ago they
could not do their infernal work quickly
cnoush. "Without a little blood-letting."
said Zack Chandler, of Michigan, 1 this
Union will not, iu my estimation, be worth
a curse." ''Let the Union slide," said
others of the black hearted gang. And
those who foresaw the consequences of
their parricidal efforts were "weak, women
Union-savers," ol whom Massachusetts
Wilson said scoffingly : "Thi sitting up
wiih the Union does not pay expenses."
The Northern disunionists, includiiw off
iceholders of all grades, civil and military
contractors, &c., ic , are now ''dining"
gluttonously at the uation's cxpeti-e; And
iho country has the broken, disjointed
"el ck" upon its bands, which the radical
quacks in olockinending never meant, and
never mean to put together again. And,
strange as it may seem, the only ''loyal"
and "unconditional Union" men now in
the couutry are bogus olockmenders.
Hunting for Cedar Timber.
In New Jersey there are men who make
the New York Post thus describes thQ
timber, and the process cf "getting it-out:"
"These swamps aro very valuable-, an
acre of such timber commanding from five
1 i -iit i tit &
i iiiiuurcu io a tnousanu uonars. A pecu-
liar featuro of the swamps i.s that tho soil
is of purely vegetable growth, often twenty
feet or more iu depth.
Tnis peaty earth
from the fall
. of leaves and boughs, and trees ar
i buried iu it ut all depths, quite down to
solid ground. Tho tiinbur so buried te-
thrusts into the soil, aud by repeated tri
als ascertains tho sizo and length of tho
wood lie 6trikcs, and then by digging down
obtains a chip, by the smell of which he
can determine whether it is worth removal.
Tho number of shingles produced from
tho wood of theso submerged forests is
very great. From tho little town ol Den-
-II- ,1 . . . .
uuvitiu.m mis couuiy, as many us eiym
uuiiiircu uiousanu, vaiucu ni twelve iuou-
sand dollars, have been sent to market in
a year. From the same place thousands
of dollars worth of white cedar rails aro
annually sent out The deposit of timber
at this point extends to an indefinite depth
and although from tho growth above it,
behoved to be two thousand years old, is
all entirely sound, and will bupply for
yoars to come, the draft upen it."
This is a bard world. Every rose has
its. thorn, but one thorn io hundred has
Tno Coining Congress to Abol
Tho Washington correspondent of tlio
New York Tribune, i few weks inoe,
wrote as follow.s :
"I bore now forewarn Copperheads of
all degrees that ono of the first and most
important measures to come before tho
next Congress will make slavery in all
parts of the United States an odious crime,
forever bercafiar, inflicting the penalty of
death upon whomsoever shall dare to vi
olate it after it shall become a law. And
I moreover assure negro-haters and negro
owners and all their backers of whatever
name, that such a bill will pass both
brauches of Cougress by a very largo ma
jority, and bo bailed by the people as tho
hrighto-t aud best r.f nil the great and
good and constitutional remedies for trea
son and Rebellion which have been iuvok
cd by one during the most glorious Ad
ministration of Father Abraham,"
This is but the consummation of Henry
Clay's prediction, twenty years ago, when
speaking of the designs of the Abolition
ists, he indignantly remarked : "With
them the rights of property ore nothing j
the deficiency of thu powers of the Qon
cral Government are nothing ; the ac
knowledged and incdntestiblo powers of
tho States are nothing ; the dissolution of
tho Union, and the overthrow of a Gov
ernment in which arc concentrated tho
hopca of the civilized world are nothing.
A single idea has taken possession of their
minds, and onward they pursue it, over
looking all barriers, reckless and regard
less of all consequences," Ex. Papeis.
Didn't Caro if ho Did.
In olden time, before tho Maine laws
were invented, Wing kept tho hotel at
Middle Grainvilic, and from his woll
slocked bar furnished ''accommodations
for men and boast."
Uc was a good man, but most terribly
deaf. Fish, the village painter, was also
afflicted in the aamo way.
One day they were Miting alone in tho
bar-room. Wing ya behind the counter
waiting for tho next customer, while Fish
w.is lounging before the fire with a thirty
look, casiiug sheep's eyes occasionally at
Wing'.-, decanters, aud wishing most de
voutly that -ome oue would come in and
A traveler from Pennsylvania, on his
way to Rrandon, sitppetl in to inquire tho
dietauce. Going up to tho counter ho said ;
"Can you tell mo, sir, how far it is to
"Brandy I" uays the ready landlord,
jumping up, "yes, sir, I havo some," and
at the same time handing down the decan
ter of the precious liquor.
"You misunderstand me," said tho
stranger, "I asked how lar it was to Bran
don." "They call it pretty good brandy "
said ing. "Will you take sugar with
it ?" reaching as bespoke for the bowl and
The despairing traveler turned to Fish
, and said :
" 1 he landlord seems to bo deaf, will
you tell me how far it is to Brandon V
"Thank you sir," said Fish, "I don't
care if I do take a drink with you !"
The stranger treated and fled.
An Explosive Joke. Tho steamer
, S., commanded by Captain S., exploded
I several years ago, with tcirible effect, and
I burned to iho water's edge. Captain S.
was blown into the air, alighting uear a
j fiodting cotton bale, upon which he floated
(Uninjured, but much blackened and mud
! dcd. Arrived at a village several miles
. below, to which news of the di'aster had
preci d 'd him, he was accosted by the ed
itor of the village j aper, with whom ho
was well acquainted, and eager for an
"Isay, boy, is tho S. blown up I"
"Was Captain S. killed 1"
"No, I am Captain S."
"Tho thunder you aro ! now high
were you blow ?"
"High enough to thiuk of every mean
thinp; I ever did in my
life before I camo
Tlu Qil0T startt.d n a ruu fof 0,.
ficc . tl)C paptjr w illout goi (0
auJ nol Wltbil)g t0 0uU tllQ Uemof n.el
ligeHC(J for tho Iiest ;3ue) tm, Wccsa off
wroto as follows :
.The steamer S. has burst her boiler,
as we learn from Captain S , who sajsbo
was up long enough to think of every luean
, 'U'S be over did in his life before iu lit.
i Wesuppoje ho was up abouttbreo iuontln.''
"I Am all heart," said a military cCiVor
to his comrades. ''Pltj yoj i j imt p'ri
1 plirok," wid lb Colon 1 ti o -uj .