The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, May 07, 1862, Image 1
- ; .nil ..JM ""J ST AS OP THE NORTH. V,V U. JVCODY, Proprietor. VOLUME -14; ADVERTISE M NTS. Jlluc. Dp mo rent's QFARTFRLy MIRROR of FASHIONS. GREAT IMPROVEMENTS! riHE Summer Number will contain four large and splendid Fashion Plates, three Full Szd Patterns, comprising the new Frenrh Waist, and elegant sleeve, and a Mife Sack, together with nearly 100 en gravings ol a 1i tb novelties for Sommer bonnets, Clonks, .Trimming. Children' Dresses, etc , Valuable information to Mil liners, 'iress makers, mothers, and ladies generally, presenting the largest and test Fashion Magazine in the World, published 47 1 Broadway, and sold everywhere at 25 cms, cr sem br mail pest free, on receipt of ihe amount, Yearly SI wi b tbe follow, ina valuable premium. Each ) early subscriber will be entitled to Ihe selection of 50 cents worth of plain patterns, tron. the design ic the book, or Irom the show room, or they may be order ed and eTi by mail any time during ihe year, by paing lite postage. E?-Splendid inducements to Canvassers The summer nnrulr will be ready ou or about the lt of Slay. April 30ib, 1852. . Greenwood Seminary fHE Spring Term of thi- li.smntion wi 1 J commence on ihe 7'h of April next. The Principal will be assisted by able instructors, and a ample taeiline will be 'afforded to qualify S'odetit lor leachir g, for bu fines or for a more ex'eiisive course in literature, a lilMTdl ehaie of parlronage I again solicited. - Pupil who do no come from home, or are not put uod-r the charg o.' near rela tivrs. must board ai 'he Seminary, and be subject to the regulations piereol. They moi provide their own tow-Is and" have each article of clothing distinctly marked. Eleven week rors'itute quarter-and -There will be a vacation of about six week in rr.id imtimer. Boarding, washing and Tuition, wi:h furnished rooms, will be 25 per quarter, or e half payable in advance. - Tuition alne in Common brancbes,5 00 y including advance Algebra mathematics his nry &c. 6 00 in La'in, German or French ea.k extra 1 00 f'or further par iiidar address VVM. BURGESS, Principal. Millville. Col co., Feb. 26, 1862. -FRESH ARRIVAL or NEW MILLINERY GOODS. TlHE undersigned would most r-spect-- fuily announce to the citizens o"f Blooms borg and vicinity that she ha jusireceiv fd Irom the eastern cities her Spring & Summer Blillinery Goods, .11 ol which tdie is prepared io make and sell at a very reasonably low fi' r.re.1 Mi'r a"Orimni im uu .id Iniie t-ut-enor in point of lurabibiy as well a . . i,K-.i , I She ie!urn thanks lor the libeial pairon- aj. has rrceived and lepectluHy so- Iiimi a continuance ol the nme MARY BARKLEY. BI.o-nSnrg, April 23 162. ii;V ESAKBEU HiiOP. Opposite the Court llaue and r.ext'door to uemccn-i ujue TH E mider;gi.ed,repecitally inform his IrietiJ and cntorner thai h- has op-ued i A Sew Rarber SI-opi j In Court Koii Alley, nejti door below ; tt.e Odice ol the. Columhia Democrat. where , h will be hrps-y to wait Ut'Oii all customer ; it nd from ioog ex;eri-m-e ami irct a'tc- : lion to bovine?, he hopes to merit and re. j ceire a liberal shaM of public patronage. j fTAII things here done in decencf and : in order." THOMAS BROWN ; Blombnrsr. Mtrch 5. 162. j . Adiiiiniira tor's iotice. Estate of Phi.ip flartman, lale of Scott town- j . KIT, wummu , ETTKKS ot l J r.tO Ul ol III ll iriK1 lull vil o(.tv ol Philip Hartman, late ol Scott town hip, Columbia county, dee'd, have been granted, bv the Register of said county, to Henry T- Reily, who resides in" the town ship and county aforementioned All per sons having claims or ue a aiiGs againn me estate of the decedent, will present ihem , io ihe admintsiraior for 8ettleme6:,and those indebted to the estate are requested t J mane payment ined. HEMKY I . KL.IL.Y, Scoti wp. April 30, 1862. Admr. Executor's IVotice. j Estate vf . Cht ulopher littler, Lite of Mifflii j township, Col co., decerned ! LETTERS testamentary on the es'ate of Cnrisiopher Heller, laie of M fBm twp., Colombia county deceaseo", have been granted by the Register of Columbia coun ty, to Samuel Heller, residing in Hollen back townhip, Luzerne county. AH per eons indebted to said estate are requested to call and make immediate payment and those a'ing claims or demands will pre sent them prcpeily authenticated for eetlle tnent to' the undersigned. SAMUEL HELLER, Executor. January 8, IS62 6t. Agricultural IVotice. flHE citizens of ihe different cities and towns throughout the State are invited to compeiion for the place at which the next ANNUAL STATE FAIR shall beheld. Proposals containing induceraeMS and ad vantages, sent to the undersigned Com. miueT, will be received op to, and includ ing May 10 next. Communications should be addressed lo either of the following persons : THOMAS P KNOX, Norristown, Pa. AMOS E. KAPP. Nonbumberland. Pa. JOSHUA WRIGHT. Washington, Pa. CHARLES K. ENGLE, Philadelphia, JOHN P. RUTHERFORD. Harrisbarg, JOHN H. ZiLGLER, Harrisborg. Pa. J. B. ZIEGLER. Sec'v, April SO, 1862. Harribufg, Pa. CELEBRAd' ASHLAND MILLS VADDINQ, A SUPERIOR COTTON FOR QUILTING. iiz: for ea!a cheap at the Cheap Cash Store L. T. S1I ARPLESS. roomsbnrs. October 30. 18S1. 1 1 .f V 3 BLOOMS BTTRG. COLUMBIA STIR OF THE NORTH HJBLISHKD XVKBY WEDSK9PAT IT . W31. fi. JACuBIV Office on Slain St.. 3rd Square below Market, TERMS: Two Dollars pr annum if paid within six months from the time of subscri bing : two dollars and fifty cents if riot paid within the year. No subscription taken for a less period than sis months; no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editor Iktteim of advertising will be as follows : One square, twelve lines three times, SI 00 Every subsequent insertion, 25 One square, three months, ....... 3 00 One year, . . . , r . 8 00 CTtjoitt JJoeUri. 1 flfi GOOD S 11 1 P E3 1 0 N . ' 1TH L F- HMALER. '1 he gale is bursting o'er us, And last the lightning fly, While the great peals of thunder x Rend all the southern sky ; Up to the heavens the waters Dash in their frantic rage, But the good ship Union ridetb Through all the war they wage. Will she live through the tempest? Do not her timbers strain ? Will she be see at morning, When the storm is lulled again ? Oh. yes, through alt the darkness, God rules on land anJ sea, And the crew ho fail within her Area praying company. When the storm 'clouds, low muttering, Rolf off, ail spent their wrath, And the sun so lung in hiding Streams oirt above her paih, The i will the good ship greet it, With the old Mag at ihe fore And her children ad be blessed, As in the days of yore. God guide the good ship Union, W hatever wind may blow, From the sultry land of cotton, - Or the northern plains ol snow; No black, black night of treason O ercloud our suo again, An I no siar fall ever to the earth From all oar glorious train. v FOR THE "'STAR. A PAINFUL TRAGEDY. O! what is woman, when religion's ray Lights not ihe clouds that hover round her way, Her life atempeM. death a wretch forlorn, In sorrow dying a in sorrow born." One year ago in the town ol P not one hundred miles from Bloomsbura, where duty nd business called me, to tarry for a short time. I received a sudden notice to at tend a luneral; where I wi'nessed the mourn- fnl deposit of the fan yojng form, in the i . , , . dark cold grave. This is always a sad pic lore ; it speaks of disappointed hope of sorrowing hearts usefulness termi -at-d al most ere begun. When ihe departed has fallen by the visitation of God. we feel dis posed to mingle our tears wi h those of the bereaved. There were no dry eyes at the funeral, and with thse mourners every heart did throb with sorrow I will briefly sketch the painful history, hoping that it may awaken parents to great er watchfulness, and cause them to be care ful about the principles of thoe whom ihey admit lo the intimacy of their children; also, that i may stimulate the modern c'ass of ladies to be cartful about tbe characters of those whom they receive as snitors, to be resolute in repelling undue familiarity of manner, at ail times, on all occasions, and lo majn,ajn that dignityof deportment which , . . , laa.flm.ml,1.r n tha1 no man designs an honorable alliance who attempts or proposes indiscretions; may il serve also, to show tbe danger of taking medicines without a full knowledge of their probable eflects, or the advice of a competent pbyst cian. The young girl who has commenced the ion, PieD of the bodv, but the never ending file of ihe immortal spirit, was the third daughter of a man in humble lifa, who be ing rather below the ordinary standard ol intelligence though not particularly inclin ed to impurity ot conduct and conversation, was. nevertheless, a rather unsafe guide and example lor h'm children. Miss the deceased, was, by all who knew her, con sidered an unusually fine girl, especially when her limited advantages for self im provement were taken into the account. he was respected and greatly beloved, and the breath of slander had never reached her; was deemed the sweetest singer of a choir; her deportment was singularly staid and modest her person about the medium height, and her countenance unusually pre possesing, she had even been the especial favorite of he' parents. The fond mother was often heard to say, A i mv ereatest comfort, she is a blessing indeed," W "what could I do without ber." Alas! the lime was near when she was to learn ihe hard lesson. There was one found base enough a de mon foul enojgh to crop their fair flower to destroy their bud of promise, and send her, in the midst of health and usefulness to a premature grave. A young man of about twenty-six years, whose parents live io the vicinity, taught school in their neighborhood, during that winter, and as the school housa is very near the dwelling ol Mr. G , he often saw A, and boarded with her parents part of the teroi. His attentions to be were very pointed, and led to the supposition by some that they might terminate in a matrimonial 1 w I . t f I -llll CIS. IIUUI U ID " . it- . v. f.nm tiia Vnnan character. '. , feared the result. It was stated, i uu be lieved. that more victims of hi profligacy -,:ti t: , isa nim.ii m fii villain. ! Cllll live, v ucbi j Toor A , who wt remarkably "tie" Truth and unsuspecting, believed ihe tales he to d, ; terminate all sorrow, and translate them inl and undoubtedly expected lo become I is ; mediately imo the preseee of a reconciled wife Beii.R an excellent teacher, he was ! again employed to teach the same school, the second term. His boarding place was ' at the house of Mr G -; for many weel , making it his home, his attentions to 1 is victim were ! ill marked and nnremittir g, ! until her parents, feeling anxious about ue ii. and dread to in"iir the very death, which matter questioned him as to the purpose to be consistent, they ought to invite; thus of his assiduities. He informed them tl at it appears, that after nearly a year of cajo he was engaged to their daughter, and ex ling attentions, she was uot wholly won, pected to be married at the close of tie and it became necessary to poison her priti term. As his,Bocial position was somewlat cipally, and uproot her religious views, be more elevated than their own, hispersm fore his purposes could be attained ; in this uncommonly fine, and his abilities farabore unholy deed he was partially successful ; mediocrity, the proposal was consider sd but she had latterly resolved to abandon ) favorably, and they were, in a measue, satisfied; yet, their anxieties were not wh l- ly at rest, and repeatedly warned their cb Id agaiost his arts, but probably all too tate It was Friday at '.he close of a beauti'ul afternoon, the village was thrown into n 6ternation by the report that A G was dead and that her death was occasii n jd by taking poison hot knowing it to be such The bouse was soon filled; friends, neigh bors, physicians, clergymen, and the guilty cause of all this woe, having rushed thither at the first summons, to find the report, alas! too true. An inquest was held,--a post-mortem examination, by two skillful physicians, instituted, and the follow ng facts elicited that, Mr H a few days previous, to had appl ed a physician, 1 1 a neighboring village, to attend a young vo man for an improper purpose, offerin;a large reward for the service. The pious physician declined committing the cririe, but advised an immediate marriage". He then asked lor medicine, and was re fused. Determined not to be baffled, he went to another village, and without s'.at ng his object. let he ehould be" told again it was a sin, procured some medicine (not counted poison) which he gave her II made her sick, t urdid not produce the de sired effect. "he then purchased of a drag gist in the village (who would haye bnen much more likely to have exposed him 1'ian sell him the drug bad he guessad his pur pose; roison. It apppears she did not w ish to take it, and remonstiated strongly ; but as her lip are sealed in dea'h, her aigu ineni can never be known ; but, it is fiom circumstances, snpposej, :nat she ur;ea the fulfillment of his promise, and fet red ihe effect of the medicine, not howi ver apprehending its deadly qualities she it ust have taken small qaanlines several lin es, and was stiPering irom the conseqitenci s her face spotted and swollen, insomuch that her friends were alarmed about her.and supposed she was threatened with te 'er; her father having made ihi statement U a meeting of the choir, where he was ex pected, on the e.ening before her le .th. O the al ove named at erno m she had t eeu out, and feeling ill as she said, put seme ttiii.g in a tumbler with water and drank it, she then sal down by the fire. when her Face turned instantly very red On being asked what was the matter, she replied she as 'six-k. and would lie down She did ) in an adjoining room ; in a moment at'ier a strange sound was heard, waen all huiried to the room;she was in aspasm, from w ii-h she partially recovered, and her distracted mother asked what ailed hr; sh e in ads an effort lo speak but her jaws were set ant her tongue paralj zed, she could only clacp her mother's neck, and kiss her, whec anrther spasm seized her, and no her, and in less than one hour from her return home, the unhappy victim of man's perfidy had g"iie, at the early aae of seventeen years, to meet her judge To paint the disiress and hrrror of tho-e so suddenly and awfully bereaved, or to portray the universal indig-ianon lelt and manifested against him who planned and executed the fiendish scheme, wjuld ' be a vain e fibrt; the deepest sympathy, nor remorse, can bring the poor dishonored ilead to life, and restore her to the bo-jomof one who looked to her to soothe her sorrow i, or to smooth her passage to the grave. The goilty'yooth, with unblanchedconntenjnce, was present at her death. What could re morse for his crime, avail, even if he lelt it, which there was no evidence that he diJ. He told the parents he was engaged to her, but serned to exhibit no sorrow, or indeed any emotion, except restlessness. He s lent the sad oight. of her death alone in the school-house almost in hearing of her Mother's shrieks and groans and in the morning made his fire, expecting Bchclars. but none came, all confidence and respect were withdrawn, and beto're two days pass ed he was arrested for manslaughter. He was taken after examination her, to where the court was in ses-ion to be examined before a Grand Jory, vhen the above facts and many others were ub siaiitMted.the particulars of which cool 1 not be obtained from the sealed lips ol the Judge and Jury. His father gave bail in tbe sum of 815,00 for his appearance. Now, reader, please mark anoiher fe nure in this dark picture. This poor victi n of depravity, and a loo credulous affection had . been supposed to be pious; she see me a to love religion, but, alas! ehe worshipped the creature more than the creator. Soon after his assiduities became ma ked, her seat in the choir was sometimes vacant, then more frequently, and at last abandoned . altogether He had Ud ber deluded itepa to his own place of meeting-not worsnip . f i . ' , u A kal ia.ii I Inn wnere inose congregate, nuv - ' too mercitui to pumsu . . - l. f What a comment upon the erring faith of the oniversalisu They cannotihinl that i . ,. t I. 1 atb, which according to their behsf, it to and Right God and oar Country. COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY MAY God an evil, therefore would have nones ita' - on in periling the life of anoiher. if they I eoU themselves escape th penalty im j poed by law ; thonah T do not see why j that penalty also, if it is death, should not ) be deemed a blessing, yet they seem to tear that church, as teaching ur safe doctrines, and return to that of her parents. The last time 1 saw her was at a meeting of the Society for Home Missions apparent ly a gentle, quiet, modest maiden. On the day of the funeral, the church was crowded in every slip and aisle, and after service the practice of opening the coffin to the curiosity of the multitude was complied wiih. All who wished to look upon the swollen disfigured face, late so fair, were told to pass up one aisle and down the oth er, and take their leave of the corpse before the altar. As the crowd pressed slowly on one gentlemanly head, towering high above the rest attracted fny attention by bending to speak to a person at his side, there was a sort of motion visible among the people; beads turned, some half rose some muttered an indignant a. id surprised look seemed lo pass over them two or three covered their faces to shut him from their sight, and a lady whispered " that is he " I saw him pause, leaning again-l the coffin (near where the 6tricken father had just raised his tear washed face which had rest ed there, buried in his arms, during the whole of ihe Prayer) longer thn any other, alone for all seemed to recoil from him. and either passed on, or paused for his parsing, until he also slowly walked away, with head bent down, but searching anx ious eye, exhibiiing, as all who saw his face, declare no other trace of emotion what ever. The feeling against him wa so great that some gentlemen were disposed to for bid his approach. He had sent to the parents lo beg the fa vor of sitting with ihem in church, a a mourner! which request was indignantly denied. This was probably a ruse to ward off suspicion. No:hing has ever occurred at P creating so treat a sensation, or at which the indignation of the people has seemed o thoroughly aroned. What hrtfhown more than anything else the b'acknes of this villain's heart is the , the effort he has made to blacken the char- : acter ot his victim, and show lhat he was not the seducer. To the folly of this when contracted with his avowed design and wih io marry her. (neither of which, how ever, any one believed ) he seems lo have been blind; and in thi mean design he was signally defeated the utter falsity of his accusations having been proved by the persons he implicated and many threat added thereto. He charges his arrest wholly to hos'ility to his uni verHjlim , although it i probable tha . had the dead victim belonged io any other denomination, than that to which she j did. even his own inconsistent a il would j be, he would noi have passed unquestioned. : The lather lias reared his son in his own i strange faith; a bad one even for this life, ' and no better than any other for ihe next, even if it were true bat if false O. how great the error! Eternity alone can show its magnitude. His mother, I learn, is a pious, good woman, and laments the wrongs which she cannot remedy. The end of the tragedy, it appears, is not ye.; a few weeks have rolled on, and the sad mother has only at intervals been arous ed Irom her absorbing horror, consternation and grief; and now, it is said, that ihe ago nizing shock has sapped the springs of life, and that she is likely soon to follow her lost darling to the grave. Ah ! my friends, be wate of beginnings. I suppose that the sinful acter in this dark drama the heart less cause of all this misery, would scarcely have dared the deeds which are likely to fill so many graves, if he had sen the end from the commencement; or, if he had a soul capable of remorse, would have been willing to allow it a perpetual resting place in his bosom, as tbe result of his intrigues. And she, the I03t one, where is she hur ried, without the power to utter one prayer j for mercy, into the presence of an offending God, not willingly, or wiih her own knowl edge but in consequence of a blind confi dence in her destroyer. Avoid, I pray you, my young readers, the first step towards iniquity? Yon here see its awful termina tion. One year later, and not )et, it appear, do the curtains of the tragedy fall, or ihe ball of evil consequences stop rolling. Tfe physicians' report that the yoong man above mentioned, has been for some days in a constant state of delirium, and is not likely to recover. His apprehension anxiety, or shame,-for it does not appear to be grief, has at length laid him on a sick bed, from which he may not rise, and his un settled brain forbids a true raving peni tence Trulv,, the way of the transgressor is bard. Omega. i ELuotnkburp. Lot CO.. fa o C-The Richmond If'Ai'g says that such Generals as Floyd and Pillow "are sore ' -l- i i.. i c.k..n r'r, ii.t "Pon "B : eracy." A loyal eauor aays, " x es, runumg j . . , sores, no uohw.- - The Tnx Hill Since Ihe report of the lax bill published, wa - , aven tothe pnbiic.several new amend- m8nt!, have been made to it as follows : For kissing a pretty girl $l00 ! For kissing a homely one $200 the extra 1 amonnt being added probably as a punish j men, ror tne man's folly. For ladies kissing one another 810,00 ihe tax is placed at this rate in order to break up the custom altogether It being regarded by our M. C's as a piece of inexcusable ab surdity. For every flirtation 10 cents. Every young maa who has more than one girl $5,00. ( For courting in the kitchen 25 cents. Courting in the sitting room 50 cents. Courting in the parlor 81.00. Conning in a romantic place 85,00, and 50 cents for each offence thereafter. Seeing a lady home Irom church 25 cents for each offence. Seeing her home from the dime society 5 cents the proceeds to be appropriated to the relief of disabled army chaplains. From a lady who painty 50 cents. For wearing low necked dresses $1,00. For each curl in a lady's head above ten 5 cenH For every unfair device for entrapping young men into the sin ol matrimony 85,00. For wearing hoops larger than ten feet in circumference 8 cent for each hoop. Old bach's over thirty $10. Over forty $20. Over fifty 850, and sensenced to banish ment in Utah. Each pretty lady to be taxed from 25 cts to $25, she to fix tha estimate on her own beauty. It is thought that a very large amount will be realized from this provis ion Each boy baby 50 cts. Each girl baby 10 cents. Families having more than eight babies are not lo be taxed. Yorktown. Yorktown, as eery reader knows, is memorable as the place where Lord Corn wallis surrendered the British army to Gen. Washington, October I9h, 1781, which event terminated the revolutionary war. It is the capital of York county, on the south side of York River, and twenty-four miles towards Richmond Irom Fortress Monroe. TheJown is of no importance, as it never contained a thousand v habitants Glouces- ter, spoken of as having water batteries, is directly opposite Yorktown, on the rorth side i.t Yotk River. It is a small village and ihe capital of Gloucester county. York River i formed by the junction of he Pamunkey and Mattapony Its lowest part forms a bay generally two or three mile- wide until it enters Cheapek Bay between York and Gloucsier couiitie At Yorktown it is contracted at one mile in width. Here is the best harbor in V rginia. The river is navigable for lar.-e ves-e'.s twenty mile "above York'o-.vn, and the distance from the month to its remotest source i 120 mile Thirty mile above Yorktown is where the Pamunkey and Mat Upon) unite From this point a railroad run- io Richmond, thirty-seven miles dis tant. A Latghaplk French Miriclk The well known French Missionary, Father Bnbain, ment was constructed with four pocke's, j lie prayed for the President. Hfl was inter was always poor, for the simple reason that j each pocket containing 8400 in the precious red in the presence of his Regiment, in a he gave away everything he hd. 0e j metal. There was also found in a pocket- little grove about two miles in rear fo the evening he a-ked fr a night's lodging of the curate of the village through which he passed, the worthy man having only one j bed shared it with him. At daybreak Fath- j er Bribain arose according to custom, and wer.t to say his prayers at a neighboring church. Returning from his sacred duly, he met a beggar who asked alms. " Alas, my friend. I have nothing" said ihe good ' and Market street, where she lived by her priest mechanically potting his hand into j self, and was finally found dead, as above his breeches pocket, where, to his astonish- slated. Letters found in her trunk gave a ment, he lound something hard wrapped up j direct clue as to the whereabonts ol her rel- ie paper, which he knew he had not left there. He hastily opened the paper, and seeing four half crowns in it, cried out that it was a miracle. He gave the money to the beggar and hastened to the church to return thanks to God The curate soon after arrived there, and slier Bribain related the miracle with the greatest unction, the cn rate turned pale, put his hand in his pocket and in an instant perceived that Father Bribain, in getting up in the dark, had taken the wrong breeches ; he had performed a miracle with the curate's crowns. , Life is made up of little things. He who travels over a continent must go step by step. He who writes a "book must do it sentence by sentence. He who learns a science must roaster it by fact, and principle after principle. What is the happiness of our life made np of Little courtesies, lit- i tie kindnesses, plea'ant words genial smiles, a friendly letter good wishes, good deeds. One in a million, once in a lifetime, may do an heroic action ; bnt the little things that make up our life, come every day and every hour. If we make the little events of life beautiful and good, then is the whole life of beauty and goodness. A poor man gives bis mite to the cause of benevolence, which is scarcely noticed and the rich man out of his abundance gives hrindreds of dollars, and the contribution is paraded in the public journals as evidence ol his wonderionu'eraiiiy uu t - I n.-wt mam mnra m the oilt of the one to . .(..uWmnnftha i pieas mm iuu m m I . 1 t uiui r 7, 1862. PUPPING THE QEhSTIO. Fair Sally and her lover ,Mat, Clo-e by the fire in silence sat; A dish of apples, rosy faced. Was 'tween them on the tab'e placed. In vain poor Mai essayed to speak. While blushes mantled Sally's cheek; For well she knew what Mat would say, If he could only find the way To him she cast a ide long look. Then from the dhh an apple took, And deftly slicing il in twain, She passed hall :o the silenl swain, latlooked confu-ed then brightened up And said, a he the apple took: "Now Sally, dearest, unto me, As kind as to this pippin be You've halved the apple, pray have me'." r5A touching scene from the battle field is thus related by a wounded witness from Newbern : "The Liestenant was in advance of his . men in the bayonet charge, when a volley from the enemy shattered his right leg and the Captain's left. The were both removed and laid side by side, when William called to the Surgeon, and said, "Surgeon you rnut't amputate my leg; I canno- stand this. The Captain tried to pernade him not to have it removed, but he was determined, and said it mus! be done. The surgeon then administered chloroform acd amputa ted his leg. As soon as the operation was performed, William called for a cigar, and smoked it very leisurely until the fire was near his lips. The Surgeon then came along and inquired ' How do you feel now, Lieutenant?" to which he replied. ' Very I comfortable, but I feel as if the stomp ol a scarcely appreciate the compliment paid to leg you cut off was on again and the toes . that gallant man, by the Governor and Sen were cold " The captain said ii made him ! aie, in making him a Harbor Master Even shudder to bear William speak so cooly, j and he tnrned his head so as to look in h s ' face. A he gazed at him he thought his eyes looked strangely. At tha: moment ! Wiiliam sat cp, and in a voice which never sounded louder or clearer, shouted to his rae.i, "forward, march !" and fell dead." A Serve Bktwke.v Mother asd Son A most effecting scene occurred the other day on the avenue, in Washington, while the California regiment was passing op lhat j thoroughfare. At the corner of Seventh street an elderly lady and gentleman were 6een lo alight from an omnibus. The lady, upon learning that it wa the California reg iment then passing, ran towards thecolonel and very eagerly inquired if her son whom she had not seen for a number of years, was connected with his regiment. Receiving an affirmative answer, the mother closely j PvaUf'Cru luu passing j'laiiuuur, uimi uci eye fell upon the figure of her son march ing along with his companions Unable to restrain her joy, she rushed into the rnk, and clasped her boy in her arms, weeping tears which only a mother can weep over her child. The plattoon halted for a mo ment, the men being struck with thisabuli tin i of motherly feeling, and the long ab sent son returned his mother's embrace, the big salt ters streaming Irom his eyes and rolling down his cheeks, v hich for years perhaps had not felt their re.'rehing influ ence i . k i... n,;t v, i A Weilthv Fkmm.k Micr The Coro ner of I'lnla 'elphia. in searching the trunk of an old woman fifty-six years of age, who wes found dead in her bed a lew davs ago. discovered no less than SI C00 in gold.e-ed in apiece of bed ticking. The arrange- ! book tbe sum of 8117,18, mostly in gold ; linking a total of 81,717,18 all of which had been hoarded by the deceased. She had lived in the capacity of chambermaid at the Washington House, Chestnut street, above Seventh, for a number of years, and, last August, retired from that establishment and rented a room in a house near Ninth atives who resiae in New i ork. Ihe cor-i oner immediately wrote to a brother of '.he deceased, respecting the discovery ot the money, Lc. The brother at once adopted the legal preliminary measures ioward :a king out letters of administration, and all J the effects of the deceased were handed over to him a few days since. How to Forgivk a Rival. Resolve that you will love and wish well to the man who has failed Go to him and get acquainted with htm, if you are both true men you wilf not find it difficult to like him II is per haps asking loo much of human nature to ask you to do all this in the case of :he man who has carried off the woman you loved ; but as regards anything else, do it all. Go J to TOur ?UCcessful rival, and heartily con j ptaiulate him. say frankly you wish it had been you; it will do great good to him and to yourself. Let it not be that envy, that j jagt nncr fiend, shall be suffered in your nearl for one minute Boyd. oT, A T. last words of distinguished men have al ways been a matter of Interest to the world Tnose of Washington. John Marshall, John Q. Adams. Webster and 'Calhoun, are re membered ar.d often repeated. And now those of Ben McCuiloogh have passed into history. When ihe surgeon, with faltering voice and a tear in his eye, told him he was dying, Ben lookbd op, and, with unfaltering countenance and in a firm tone, remarked, Oh Hell!" That was Ben's' last. Ben evidently knew where he was going. He greeted his haven as be waa about t enter .7 . II. 4IUJHliHflniM- Two Dollars per Anuom NUMBER 18. Graceful Aet. Gov. Morgan, the Repnblican Governor, New York, has done a rea thing, in nom inating for Harror Maier, Col, Michael Corcoran. The Colonel is a democrat, but ' he is a poor man; brave and patriotic, and still suffering in the hands of the rebels, and Gov. Morgan has passed by some one of his political friends to confer an appoint ment which will afford something hand some to the Colonel's family. It is well, done- The lidings of this remembrance will cheer the whole body of Union prison ers in rebel dungeons, showing t hern that, though absent, they are not forgotten Mi vers' Journal, Po'tsville. The above looks very much like courting the influence and votes of ihe adopted cili zens, and e think it bui a neighborly act on our part to remind the editor of that oath we rend in his paper some time since on '.his subject. A-ide from the editor's well known . hostility to ''foreigners,' this very "graceful act" of the Republican Governor of New York, is of no earthly benefit to either Col. Corcoran or his family. Colonel is not here to draw the salary or Harbor Master, nor is be in position to execute a , power of Attorney to others to draw it for ; him, and consequently tbe appointment conferred upon him by Governor Morgan is but an empty compliment Pottsvilte Standard The New York correspondent of the Phil adelphia Ledger under date of April 19th, ult , says : The friends of Col. Corcoran if there were no reason to suspect the sin cerity of the Albany politician', in the mat ter, the appropriateness of the proceeding is not visible. Tbe post of Harbor Master has always been occupied by a scurvy pol itician which Colonel Corcoran is not, and never was. The appointing power hither to, has always bemowed it upon some par tizan favorite, who is likely to command a good many votes on election day, and the conferring of so empty an honor, now, up. on a brave but unfortunate man, who is siifl a prisoner in the hands of tfi"4 -enemy, at Richmond, and who cannot, therefore, ac cept it if he would, savors strongly of what is called Albany management If the Gov ernor and Senate were really desirous of doing some hing for Colonel Corcoran, for which he himself would thank them, they might have recommended an appropriation for the benefit of his family. As it is, when ever he is restored to liberty, there is an abiding conviction in this community, that the President ot the United States will be. stow upon the Colonel a higher office than Ne York Harber Master and what is more without the remote: relerence to 'the Irish vote.' I am sure, if Gov, Morgan and his friends could but hear what the Colonel's countrymen have lo say in reference to their action, they would be convinced that it. tendering him snch a compliment, at all, at such a time, they were, to say the least of it very unfortunate." Cir' Private William Scoit was pardoned last summer by the Preidnt after being sentenced to be shot, for sleeping on hi post. The President went to the camp of the Third Vermont to see that the pardon was received Sco't was killed al Lee's Mills, Yorktown, and wi h his dying breath rebel fort, in the centre of a grouo of holly and vines; a few cherry trees in full bloom are scattered around the edge In digging his grave a skull and bones were found and metal buttons, showing lhat the identical spot had been used in the Revolotioniry War for our fathers who fell in a righteous cause The chaplain narrated the circum stances to the boys, who stood around with uncovered heads. He prayed for the Pres ident, aid paid the roost slowing tribute to his noble bean that we ever heard. The following incident, says the Indiana polis Journal is related as having actually occurred at Pittsburg. Capt Moorman waa on Gen Johnor slaff and while riding along with wiih the latter, a mortally woun jeti Pe,.t(rat So tfier called out, ' For God'a sake give me some water!" The captain dismounted, eave the dying soldier some water, and, at his request, polled from hi" knapsack the bktness of his wife and chil dren, that he might rest his eyes upon them once more The Captain was compelled to return to duty, and jui as he was mount ing his horse he was struck by a spent ball which stunned and rendered him insensi ble, and when consciousness returned, he found himself a prisoner ir. the Federal Camp Capt Moorman is now confined in IndianapoMs, at a private house we believe, qnite ill, and though still a prisoner, is the recipient of that kind treatment which hu manity to a suffering foe fully entitle hini to Exchange. ES Com Foote, in personal appearance, is short thick set, compact, muscular ani formed for endurence; having a co'istitatioa of iron strength. Like Grn. Sigel, he is a close student and devoted lo his profession. His hair is tinged with silver, and his brow bears tha marks or severe thought; but his form is erect, and his step ela-tic He la endowed with rare conversational powern, and imparts information as though it afford ed h;m pleasure. He can preach a sermon or fight a battle with equal composure. H is much beloved by his men, whose eofti fidence he enjoys in tbe highest degree. '