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, of persons in this world who would think
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Address WALTER T. TINSLEY,
No. 1 Park Place, New York.
Oct. 21, 1863 Sm.
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Trmoving dirScul !es arisii.g from obstruc
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restoring "he ey-tem to a healthy-condition
nd by btiuiiii'2 on the ' mon. lily period
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however, A'(V. be taken daring the lir-l
lureo or tour months oi pregnancy, though
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would te the result. '
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Nov. 25, 1863 ly. "
Old Things Become Mew,
' " The undersigned would bet leave to in
form hie eld friends, and "the rest of "man
kind," that he bas lately returned from the
, service of his"eouritrv, and aaatn te- Oi
opened bis O L D ESTABLISH- . J
E D TA ILORINGSA LOON,-i-with,
a view o making -op entire new sir
men's, as well as mending old ones., lor at!
mac kind, and any body el-e, who nay
favcr him with their work in hi line.
v,He is prepared to do work NEAT, FaU
IONABLE and SUBSIANTIAL, and hope
by o doing, and srict attention to bufinets
to nterit and receive a due hare of patron
age. But remember, all, that these times
require money, or something to live upon,
be therelore hopes and tru't", thai when
'he ha done bit-part, his customers will
do theirs, by furnishing the "ra fy John,"
or ready Irade. . For truly ihe "Laborer is
worth v of bis hire."
" . BERNARD RUPERT.
Bloomsburg, Sept; 10 1862.
THE A'EiV GROCERY STORE.
Just received at ETaitnua New Store.
Moiasses, : .- :
Sugars, - -- ' -
- ....-Tess, ' ' .
" ': ' """ .Spices," 'i!
' V" . : '.. Salt, .
. j , V' "i . Toaco, ,; ,
" Segars, . ,
': Candies, . , .
Razens, . - '
'' . FEED AND PROVISIONS. ,
. Together with a great variety of notions
ie.", tn'o numerous , io. mention. ?
CiBotter, Egss Meat and prod ace gen
erally taken iu exchange for joods.
Eloomsburg, Nov. 4, 1863.
elliner off at Reduced
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bis PRESENT STOCK of GOODS TO
READY PAY .CUSTOMERS at REDUCED
RATES. . t - i - i i t
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GET CP BEFORE TUE SUX.
Get op before the sun my lads,
. .Get up before the sun !
This fnoozing in a leather bed,
Is what should not be done.
Btwei snnrise and breakfast, lads,
Rie, breathe the morning air,
'Twjl make you look so bright my lads.
Twill make you loox so tair.
Get up before the sari, my lad ;
Shake off jour sloth aronse !
You lot-e the greatest luxury
That lite has, it you drowse,
Between sunrise and breakfast, lads ;
An-e then, do not lose
The key to health and happiness,
By lyttig i:i a snooze.
Get up before the sun, my lads,
And in the garded hoe,
Or leeil the pis, or milk the cow,
Or take the scythe and mow ;
'Twill give you buoyant spiiits, lads,
G've vigor to your frame
Then rise before the sun, my lads, .
And these rich blessing claim.
THE REBEL OFFICER.
Toward the close ot a .beautiiul day, du
ring the. invasion ol ihe Nnh by the rebel
army a superior officer ol that army present
ed himself at the door cl one ol ;he most ar
riBtocratic residences of the place, and re
pectluliy begged a bowl ol coffee for a tick
companion. The lady of the house, hast
ened to piepsre it, and presently he receiv
ed at her hands a large pitcher ol the re
He'pledged himself to return shortly, and
the lady, impelled by curiosity. reooived to
discover w hether he was trutntal, or wheth
er it was a pretext tor realii.'g himseif witn
a luxury. She saw him take it to aa officer
whose paie couuieuunce and stooping im
ure she had noticed, asd who drank oif
cup after cup, as it his thirst was unquench
able, until the pitcher was drained. Jm
meiiiately her viMtor turned to bear bacU
ikuoor he paid : "May Gad oless ou lor your
' . , .
' kindness to a suffering man. He is - feeble
,aHj alJ you calinol
j kliOW bow much has comlorlHt bia."
He olTered corrpei.eatioii, which was re
fused. He lingered as if wishing an iuv
taiiou to urry,ad immediately some young
ladies, whoe curiosity lo ce "a splendid
tebel otficer," outweigh"d their tear, ap
peared on the threshold, and among them
a'liaie girl ol three vears. At the sight ol
her, the sad face ot the coulederale bright- t
ened, aud extending a baud, be said, "Sis
sy, I left a little girl at home, just about
your size, and she could ing very eetl)
Can you sing ?"
" Wouldu'l ) oo like to sing me a song
for my little girl's sake ?"
'Mamma said you were a rebel, and had
cume here to shoot us and burn our house."
"O, uu, my little dear, 1 couldn't think of
shooting you," he replied with evident eni
barrasnment. 'I will lake care ol you, instead.'
- "VViil you ? Then I will sing you ray
nicest new sonj," and regarding him as a
'worthy Ineni'. she placed her band in his,
aud, looking up into his lace with childish
confidence, began to sing, with lisping c
"The Uoion forever, hurrah, boys, hurrah !
Down with the traitor, op with the star,''
with as much assurance as though she had
known be admired the sentiment. His
face took on its former serious, abstracted
look, aud be seemed unconscious that she
had ceased until one of the ladies inquired
if be wcuid aor them with singing. He
consented to join in that grand old hymn
which can never die, and be reverently
uncovered his bead while they sang,
Be ibou, oh God exhalted high,"
and the fullness, auu richness, and exqui
site melody of his tones can never be for
gotten by that little company.
He took leave of the party, but, as if hav
ing forggotten himself, turned back and in
quired :VWill one of you ladies oblige me
by exchanging a postage stamp, for I wish
lo communicate with my sister in Washing
ton, which 1 caQQOt d with uiy stamps or
currency. T' ;-'; -:r " '
'-'A lady promptly assented, and received
the cariosity,. aud on discovering traces of
bis High Mightiness, Jeff Davis perched it
on the lip of her ficges and eyeing it as
kance inquired in the sancy spirit of mis
chief whicti her beauty and grace guaran
teed her, "Will it bite ?" r
"No it'a warTaated.not to bite," be said,
smiling at the oddnesa of the question. .
"How long are yoa rebels going to slay
here V7. she continued. . ! , -
. 'Are you. in baste to have ns go ? We
shall protect yon as carefully as your own
"army would do." : -'
' Perhaps to, but we daa't seed protec
tion, and that is not the object of your
" We propose lo make a tour of the
North, partly on .business and partly on
''Well, but how long will it take you to j
accomplish your plans V j
"Really, I could not say, perhaos six j
weeks, perhaps all summer. Possibly we J
may like it so well we may never go back ,; (
'No," she said, with a bnrst of passion- !
ate impulse, "I hope you will never get j
bsck, but your bones will strew the way, j
and bleach in the sun all the way from ,
here to the Potomac." i
"You are very bitter, I should have ex- !
pected that from a Yankee lady, but hardly '
Irom you " j
" I am from the opposite extreme, ;
from Iowa, but I hate a rebel wore than the i
Yankees do. You are rebeiling against the j
power of God and the kindness of man."
"Lady you don't consider wht you say
Those are fearful words." J
"I know they are, but I will repeat that I j
hope thai not on of you will escape toc:ir j
ry the tidings. You had no riht to come 1
here, and destroy our homes, aud take a- j
w.y oar Inends and leave nothing but d-s- !
o a:ion in your track. You may not hope
for the blessings ot God upon your under,
"Lady," he answered while a tearsprang
to hi eye, "I would not be found here to
day, had your army touud its way to my
home, and desolated it. I had a beautiful
youn wife, fair as the beauty of heaven,
loving, and tenderly loved, but even her j
ihey did not spare, but well nigh broke her ,
heart with (ear ami sorrow. Ttien I renol-
ved to forfeit my lile, or avenge the wreng. !
I determined that the hornet of the North
should leel the power of ihe invader'f hand,
if my single strength could accomplish it
It is efy lor you with your abundance, to
it and declaim against us, who have been
nerved to the last poiot of desperation, by
the wrongs o( your armies, and when we j
see our dear ones reduced to the lasl ex j
tremity, what shall we do but raise onr
hands, and strike in their defence ? I did
not willingly enter into this struggle, but
having entered it, death a, one shall out a
limit to my efforts "
"Do oi expect God will forgiv iou ?''
"I 'rod I have a lather in heaven who !
ha fori veners lor me, lor I am conscious I j
am doini'only my duty, and dos not ;hat '
always meet the approbnlion of God? My
con iction of d-iiy tr'R2ht me lfe, u:d
will sitiaiu me to the end But if I tall. I
should t.ardly expect you lo uniimier to me.
Would vou com tort a dying man whom. you f
call a rebel ! '
"I don't know as I should, if he continu
ed a rebel." ' 1
' May God forgive you. The cHances of
war may cauce us to meet ajain." Grace
luily racing his hat, "till we meet' be
sai l, and mounting his hoiee, be rode
Thoe word of the resolute young officer
rang in her ears like a fatality. What co'ld
he mean ? He surely wa not so uniol
dierly as to seek revenue yet the soul ot
the young girl, whom carcely any danger
daunted, was filled with unrest.
For several days all remained in quiet
suspense. Yast bodies of cavalry and in
fantry were moving to and tro like the surg
ing of enormous billows. Heavy demands
were made upon the people : and tliore
supplies that ea not willingly granted,
weie lorcibly taken, until all began to look
anxiously for the time and place when the
dreadful blow should fall. At last it came,
and that in the consecrated abodes of the
0 the terrible thunder of arti lery 1 O the
sickening thought that thousands unpro
tected human breasts were the targets for
those horrible missiles of destruction. How
can humanity lock on such scenes as these
and live ?
The contest was frightful and bravery
desperate on either side, but at length trire
was a lull, anu the stars and stripes were
iu the ascendant. ?
1 he firing ceased, and the armies slowly
retired Eery available spot, from the
spacious hall; consecrated to God, down io
the veriest hovel, was Oiled with the woun
ded, and dying, friend and toe side by side,
blaspheming, groaning, praying; and these
are the noble lorms whom but yesterday
were in tSe full glory of manhood.
'(Mothers and sisters, with leuderest sym
pathy quickly gathered round to perform
kind offices, fearing lest each moment
should see countenances of dear ones ; ard
among other ministering spirits was lonnd
our rash, impetuous frietd and as though
Providence had directed her, the first per
son whom she reached was the rebel officer
shot ! Yet be smiled as she advanced,,
saying : "Yoa could not refuse a dying
man, even a rebel "
- "I have repented of those cruel words.
A soldier; from the moment he is wounded
is no longer a rebel' but a man, deserving
all the kindness of. humanity."'
"Thank you. I could not bave stopped
to bandy words with you, ; had you not so
powerfully reminded me of ray wife.
Where on this wide green earth she is, I
cannot tell, for she fled from her borne ahd
I could never get trace of her afterward. If
she has passed beyond, I trust I soon shall
go to her, for she is mine still. You are
her exact counterpart, and I could not force
myself to go out of yoor presence,' u&til
you told me that neither God nor -yourself
would forgive me for my share' ii thia
"wicked rebellion." But TJowr, lying beret
: . v. r r j..v t j - . . I
in the rery face of deu& I do not regret
what 1 have done for my country."
The lady wa6 silent, but at leug'.h re
"I had a little sister, who closely resem
bled me, and as we were motherless, my
father gave her to a wealthy Southern lady
visiting North, who took a fancy to her,
Her name was Ella, and the lady's name
"My wife's name, and you are her sister!
That accounts lor my strange fascination.
But it is a sad meeting. Will yoa not for
give a brother who has met death in de
fence of your sister 1"
She could not otter a word, but the tears
fell like rain, she placed her hand on his
head granting him the coveted petition.
"Thank you. Be kind lo Ella and Maggie,
if you can ever sea them. Tell them my
lat thought was tor them."
His sentence which Irom the first had been
indistinct and disconnected, grew more and
rn ore feeble, unlil she stood aloce before
Such developments these dark days,
bring 1 Who shall count the hearts bleed
ing, breaking, because the light of the
household hath gone out forever? Will
not our father a heaven soon 6ay : "I bave
seen that it is enough ?:'
Troths to be Heeded.
In the following paragraph, which we
quote from the Providence Post, the tkpth
with regard to the actual position taken by
ibe President in his latest "proclamation"
is stated witfi much conci'eness and point
Nor can the best friend ol the President de
ny lhat this manner of staling his real po-
nion is literally correct. And being, true,
in wnaife light does it exhibit Abraham
Lincoln and those who follow him 1
(From (he Providence Post)
If we can understand what the President, stead, but which was iu reality a heap of
in his message and proclamation, is driving filth, and the place was in a most diiiUf,ting
at, it is to prevent any restoration of the ! state Persons who live near s ate that it is
Union until he Las gotten rid of slavery iu ; at least lourteen years since the poor crea
the States where it exists. According to mre disappeared, and they speak of her as
Republican autt ority, the rebellion is al- being then about fourteen years of age, and
mo.t subdued ; we have but to fight earn-
estly a little louder, and the old flag wid
wave Irom the capital of every State, and
the Constitution will be the supreme law of
ihe whole land. Bui this says Mr. Lincoln,
wiii not do.
'I must make a new condition
Loyally is-i'l precisely what is
wanted. Ail these rebels have been feuilty
of a crime, and I will punish them as trai-
tor unless they will aree. under oatn, to
give up their property." This i-t the proc-
lamatiim. It is to r-pre Union sentiment
in the South :o prtveiit tiii Southern Stains
Ironi returning lo the Union It is precisely
as thuugh a President should isue a proc-
laiTiatioa declaring all the manulacturiug
property ol trie ftortlt canu-catej , ana:
holding all the inhabitants as criminals un- i
til one-ietitii of them should endorse his
And here is soother paragraph from the
same pper, w lich aUo contains irudis that
biioutdle heeded by the Republicans. Will
they heed them ? or are they blinded and
governed wholly by partizan animosity a:;d
an excited, wild and delusive expectation
of a comming Millenium which is to dawn
on this awlul work of war aud ruiu 1 The
Post says :
The Peace party at the North will be
greatly strengthened by the President's
avowal of hi policy. He no longer leaves
open the door to a restoration of the Union,
through support of the government's war
meat-ares. We must fight hereafter, not for
the Untoa and old flag, but for the negro
and the reconstruction of state governments
so as to accord with Executive proelama-
This is plainly Mr. Lincoln's declar-
ation. The Slaves States are to be deemed
readmitted at free States when one-tenth of
iheir voters have signified that the whole
are willing to t:ie up their property ; and
then what ? Why, we are lo go on again
with the war until the nine-tenths join the
one-tenth 1 At this rate, an I . upon ihis
condiiion, the war may last twenty years,
and the Union may their be an impossibil
"A Stopped. "A renowned clryman of
Lincolusniri lately preached a long sermon
from Ihe text, Tboo art weighed in the
balance and lb and wanting." Alter the
congregation had "listened about an hour
some began lo get weary and went out,
others 00 i followed greatly to the annoy
ance of the miiiter. Another person start
, t ' , ' ' 1 1 . ...1 .
eu, wuereupor. me parson sioppou auu sa.u.f
. "That's right gentlemen ; as fast as you
are weighed pass out."
He continued his sermon at some length
after that, but uo one disturbed him by
"Hon. Mr. Ancona, of Pennsylvania,
has introduced a resolution in Congress, in
which he calh. the conscription act, "The
lottery of death."
The Buffalo Courier humorously calls the
Gettysburg graveyard celebration, "the
National Wake." The way we are sending
our people into the army into the jaws o!
death, the end 'of Mr. Lincoln's Administra.
lion will be tte 'national sleep the sleep of
A man who washes bis dirty face and
then' gets it dirty again merely changes hie
Th N. Y.'Bemld gives him up hear it :
f'We abaudon "Honest Old Abe" a? a hope
less case. We have polled him, in every
way, but can get uo good oat ol bisi."
Shocking Treatment of a Yuacg Woman.
A case has jus been brought to light at
Parkgaie. near Rotterham, showing the
most t-hocking and inhuman treatment ot a
daughter by her father and stepmother. For j
everal years it has been well kuowu in the 1
. ... . .
neighborhood of Park'gate that a young '
woman was shut up in the house of her
parents, but for what reason and under
what circumstances no one knew. Persons I
.. II I h. .,! !
feared she was subjected to some cruel (
treatment have spoken of it to the police
and others, but nothing was done to ascer
tain the real condition of the girl. On the
night ot fie 16th, however, she seized a
lavorable opportunity and escaped to the
house of a neighber. Her appearance ex
sited feeling of horror, and the tale she
lord of the sufferings -he had undergone
could scarcely be credited. She returned i
to h;r ''home," and information was giv,n i
to the police. On the following morning,
Sergeant Home went to the iathft's house,
and insisted upon seeing his daughter.
Alter couie little hesitation she wai called,
and a'i object presented iutell that could
scarcely be recognized as a human being.
Wrapped around her were a lew rags in a
most filthy cond.lion ; her eyes were black,
and nearely doted ; her lips were swollen
to an enormous size ; and one of her ears
was a large wound from whioh blood was
(lowing. Her ieaiure were shrunken arid
dictortvd., and altogether her appearance
was one of the most sickeninj description.
.. j The otTi.-er tried every means to I'Jduce h er
- i U speak, but he was enable to e icit a word
from her. He then asked to be nhown the
room from wnich she was called, and a
sma I place like a recess on the stair land
ing was pointed out to him. There was
just room i;i it for what wa used as a bed-
i a lively, intelligent girl. Although she is
now, therefore, twenty eight years of age,
sbe is not so tall as ail ordinary girl of
twelve having rather diminished in stature
than grown duri ig hr long and dreary
incarceration. As toon as the facts of the
CIS8 became kn'.wrt to Superintendent Gil-
e! 6t(.p5 were taken wi'h the view of bring-
j.f ii.e matter before the proper a;iihoritie
At the meeting cf th Ilord ot 'Guardians
on Monday, the case was brought before
th-m. and an in vetijatio;i was ordered o
be made. The father is in comfortable
c'trcumvances, and well able to support
hi daughter properly. Sheffield lndepe;i
la Affecting Incident.
Some three years ago, a household in our
sister city Covington was thrown into com
motion bv the sudden disappearance of a
daughter twelve years ol age.
tracked to the ferry boat, tut whether she
had parsed xafely over or was drowned,was
not discovered. Patient and axious wait
ing brought no tidings of her. The frenzied
and unhappy parent ahhoujh in moderate
circumstances, &ought the newspaper ofli-
ces, and aderii-ed a reward of S1:000 to
whoever should restore his missing crulj.
All proved unavailing. Some time after
ward the corpse of a yourjj lady was found
in the river near Vevay, about lorty miles
below here, hearing of il he went there, but i
it was not his daughter
Time wore on, and no tidings came of;
the lost child. She was dead lo them, but
they could not visit her grave About twelve
months ago the stricken farni'y removed to
Mexico and look thetr abode in foreign
country, foreign in language and customs,
in features and in habits frvm lhat in which
they had met with their great los. It might
wear away their thouahts from sadly rurni-
nating on the past, and enable them, in a
' region devoted to religious duties to look
more hopefully toward the great future.
There they still reside.
About a week since, a steamer arriving
from Memphis, was crowded with paen
gers, who were upon the guards staining
their eyes to gather i.Mo one look the mulii- 1
tudious objects which thronged the public
landing. One, however, a yon.ig girl bud
ding into womanhood, sought the outer rail ,
and looked wisttully over the naked shore
nt rn.inr.lm, In u-hpr htd a. ,,n,Ur a
clump of trees, was the cottage
01 nerchiu -
r . ....
I h nriil.' hooini' in vain lo see the curlin
mnkA in annnnnce io ner a warm welcome
within. Quickly she passed over the ferry,
where long since she had disappeared ; no
one noted or knew her. and she went with-
oul interruption to the door of ber father's!
house. It answered not her knock, weeds '
had grown op rank and rough, where she
had left flowers, and do signs ol human life
were to be fouod there.
It was the torn now of the wayward child
to weep, and when by inquiry, she found
how far and almost hopeless she was separ
ated from her parents, she began to feel
desolate. Piqued at some chiding or some
punishment of her mother, she, bad gone
upon a steamboat, wheie a female passen
ger hired her logo with ber as a nurse.
After a little while the war broke out, stop
ping all intercourse with the South by the
river, and though she found that untried
Irtends but seldom prove edea. ias! iu trou
ble, and that the harshness oT a parent is
melting kindness beside that of. a a.ranger,
yet she was unable till lately to return. A
kind lady of Covington has given shelter to
the wanderer ootil her return is jnade
known to her pareBU. Cinannatti paper.
Drunk, bat Don't Ecow It.
In accounting recently for the strange va
garies of the Lincoln Admiuisirotion, and
the popular support accorded them, some '
New York papers said that the nation i j
t a t r- v ii '
'crunis." rorney, in nis wasnington inron-
tele, indignantly denied the charge, and
8aj(l : ,
"The nation is nofdrunk. The fact that ',
public balls are prevalent ; lhat theatres are
.nrlrh;... Ihir m.nacrar. ami Ua that
gayeties and amusements are everywhere
the race : these facts do not prove that
nation is drunk. All this may be true,
while friends and relatives are dying on the
Rapidan, or in Tennessee, yet not convict
the people of drunkeuent."
It is proverbial that the drunkard is, of
all men, leait aware of his true condition,
and when mot intoxicated he is most per-
suaded tt.at he is perlectly sober, aud that
everybody ele is terribly inebriated. This
is the state in which trie Administration ai.d
its supporters low are, a-id it is folly for
any sane perHon to try to convince dem of
their situation. Forney continues thu :
"But ot what greater crime than drur.ken
ness are they guiby wbo, seeing their hous-
; es in flames, struggle to prevent the iole:
j position of the firemen, and fceap abut-e
i upon the authorities who direct inetr rnae-
inents ? '
Mr- Forney, being drunk with the rest o!
his party, don't sed ttsat the 'iMfi" ot
whome be speaks, are pumping o I m the
flames of this civil war, instead ol water,
and that they re properly cppjed by
j oter and rea-onable people, who dort
wish to have their property and a;l Octroy-
ed by a set of crazy fellows who bare go
hold of the engines.
What Becomes of Dead Hauci.
Some people wi'l no doubt be asionished
to learn that lar;e fortune have been made
every year since the cnmrnencrraenl of the
war, out of ihe dead hirses of the Army of
the Potomac. The papular idea is that
whin Ronmante vields no the ehot, he is
buried in some field, or left to monlder into
mvher earth in the woods somewhere
Not so. He has made his last charge, and
gnawed hi last fence rail, but there is
from ?20 to Sit) in the old fello-v yet. A
' contract for the purch te of the dead bore
in the Army ol the Potomac, for the enuing
jear wa, et a few day an, to the high-st
bidder, at 51.76 ner head, delivered at the
i I '
factory of th- contractor. Lat year 300. 000
was eleared on thp contract, and this year
it is thongM S1P0 0O0 can be made on it.
The animals die at the rate ol about "fifty
per day, at the lowest calculation.
At the contractor's establishment they
are throughly directed. Fitet, the shoes
are pulled off ; they are usually worth fif y
cents a set. Then the hoofs sra cut off;
they bring about two doUors a fet. Then
comes the caadal appendage, worth half a
dollar. Then the hide, I don't know what
! that sells for. Then the tallow, il it be poa.
sible lo extract tallow from the army horses
which I think extremely doubtful, unless
he die immediately after entering ihe ser
vice. And last but no least, the shin-boues
are valuable being convertible, into a var
iety of articlj that many believe to be com
! poced of pore ivory, such a kane-heads
knife, bundles ic, By lbs time the con
tractor gets through w'nh the "Ia:e lamen
ted' steed, there is hardly enough of him
left to feed a bull pup on.
Hereafter kind reader, when you see a
; dead "hou " don't turn up your nose at
him, but regard him thoughtfully, as the
foundation for a large fortune in a single
year. He may individually, be a nuisance,
: but ''there is that within which passeth
show" 3l00;00d a year.
Scrotitlied a Little.
Miis Fuznancy, elderly maiden, charged
Mr Cleaver, the gay y oung man accus- j S.-eaker to lake that ground ! Will he pre
toined to carry home her marketing, with i sutne to say lhat each House, at the meet-
. having lorcibly kissed her in the entry of
her house. Mr. Cleaver, though proud
of lus personal appearance, was short, con-
sidering his whiskers ; he.igiu even in J
rretich boots, only lour L'et eeven ritz
nancy, on the comrarary , ran up a f.KH
higher, and s av ed there, being of a remark
ably rigid deportment. Sbe swore the ab
breviated yet amorous butcher kissed her
by assault, aud hauled him up for,!:. Bj ch
; :.v. - - n -. . . : .-. f .( ... I tinrn
ef w,", l,",e u.-jeu-.,
tii I 10 mai necer-arv. tie 1 ea .i ruarze.
1 ' J ' . .
Butcher was fat, lady wasn't. Ceaver had
1 . .ntiothv to Scraj-v' women, and vow
ed he hadn't kissed her and wouldn't.
Money couldn't hire him to.
Cross examined Lawyer inquires of the
laJV t,e c.roumstances-when, where,
ow ? Ud "P!it" Wllh Polariiy. Oa
Monday morning, at 10 o clock, in the entry
resisted all she could, but he persevered
aad triumphed. Lawyer asked :
Did he Btat'd on any thing but the floor?" '
No, he stood on the floor ; no chair, no
1 .. . k ; I
But, madam, this is impossible yoa are
twelve inches tafler. How could Le reach!
your lip?" j
Lady badn'l .thought of that. Bnt she '
was not to te trpped op by the glibbest j
lawer ol them so she replies :
Oh, ha--well 1 know ! yes, to be sure ! 1
But then, you know, I schrooched a little V j
'Exactly '.thank vou madam. Thai will.
do Nothing further, your honnor.'
Verdict for ihe short defendant.
A rascally old bachelor saye the most
i difficult surgical operation in the world is to
take the jaw out ol a woman.
TUE DEAD LOCK O TIlE STATE
LETTER FROM EX-GOV. PACKER.
Willum.spoht, Pa., Jan. 13, 184 .
How. V m. Hopxjn Dear Sir : It in.
'rrioie times the community ccnld.
i. . ' L t
m urneu ai any ning wnien can happen,
WOD,d be astounded with
. wu'" ""u '""'u.ionary attempt, now oe-
'"8 made Prty in POWOT, tO OVer-
ride the constitution, and to usurD the oor.
ers of our State Senate.
No'hinucan be plainer lhan the constltu
tional requirement that the 'General As
sembly shall meet on the first Tuesday of
January, in every year," and lhat then
"each House shall choose its Speaker, and
other officers " Not only is the Senate an
toor.zed and directed to choose if Speiker,"
and the House ol Representatives to choose
its Speaker, but each House, (that is, every
House ) as it is constituted when the Gen
eral Assembly meets, shall choose it
Speaker and other officers. This has been
the construe: ion of those secions of the
Constitution which which has obiained
without interruption, and without qoeirioa
from any quarter, from the adoption of the
carstitution.ia 1790, or,til the mesting of
the General Assembly. tn-lfi4. The Speak
er of fanner "House" (as each branch of
the Legitdatore is denominated,) only pre
sides nnti! the credentials of a new "Houe"
are Uld tefore him. Then he most "retire.
His duties have been performed, and his
powers are ended. This is not only accor
dtng to the constitution, bnt it 'is in strict
cocformiry with the experience of the pas'.
John Ted, afterwards an eminent Judge
of the Supreme Court of Pennsy lvania, and
one of th first lawyers m the State, so road
the constitution, when, at the meeting of
.Uf . . .
i.ie ueLorai Assembly, in Dec. 1815, he
took his sat on the floor of the Senate, and
was re-elected to the chair which he bad
ja-t vacated. He was the Speaker during
the entire session of 1814-1, and held over
and y et he did nut dream of holding on to
the chair, when the new Senate met, ia the
session of 1815-16.
The only instance in which a Speaker
can hold over, i- "when the Speaker shall
exercise the office of Governor," and thai
case is especially provided for by the con
Mi'ution. Recognizing the right of each
House, at the meeting of the General At.
se.nbly, tr elect its own Speaker, the con
stitution qualifies that right, and restrain
it "wheaihe Speaker of the Senate shall
exercise the office of Governor," and pro
vides for the elecnon of a Speaker pro tern
pore er.lr,, on snch occasions. Why do this,
if the Speaker by virue of his cfSce, con
tinned, at his discretion, to be Speaker after
Ihe meeting of the new Senate ? It was
forseen that unless soch co-mngency wet
provided for, a vacancy would happen, and
the new Senate, by electing a ce Speaker,
would elect a cew Governor. The election
musibeheld; but the new Speaker, stye
the constitution, shall be Speaker, p-o tern'
pore, merely. The present nominal Speak
er is a good lawyer, and he knews. that.ac
cording to all the rules of construction, this
special exception named, io restraint of the
election of Speaker, excludes all other ex
ceptions, and makes it obligatory on each
new Senate, when the General Assembly
mee's, to choose its Speaker and other offi
cers." Thus the framers of the constitu
tion themselves, gave it the construction
wtiich has obtained from that day to this.
What right has the retiring Speaker to
know that the thirty two Senators present
could not be trusted to organize the Senate.
And how can it charge his position if be
did know it? Thirty-two Senators form a
very full Senate. Nine-tenths of the busr
ness of that body is transacted by a less
number. If he be the proper Speaker of
the Senate, then there is no vacancy, and
can be no election. Is the nreseni nominal
j i;i2 of the Genes! Assembly io 1864, shall
' net choose its own Sp"ker ? Nothing ie
urer than that the Sena'e cannot choose as
Speaker while there is a legitimate Speaker
iu the chair. If he decide that his powers
and his duties coutincie, then he decides
thatth-re shall beno election. This, in my
opinion, is revolutionary, and a flagrant
usurpation of powtr, not justified by the
practice of the past, nor sanctioned by the
I fn n t ! l: ! in n - Kilt I Tl m n 1 T. d A m rr a t
, , . wS. .
It is needless for me lo say lo'you, after
what I have written, lhat I heartily approve
the course pursued by those members of
the Senate, who stand by their constitution
al rights. To do otherwise, would be lo
rurrender your manhood.
I remain, very truly yours, &c
WM. F. PACKER.
As exchange says thai Mr. Chase it
determined 10 run fur the Presidency at
1 air rate men UU Ave ovum lo arrest
! him fof a.lemplijia lo "overthrow the Gar-.
The individual who siole tieorgt W.
Curis's carpet bag and new lecture at EU
rnira, has been canghl.
A cotemporary says lhat "marriages bavo
increased five percent under Mr. Lincoln'
Administration." So have funerals increas
ed five thousand per tent, under bis adminis
tration. Put Him Oct ! The New York Tribnnei
elates that "Gen. Halleck has declared oar
great struggle to be a d d TVi&utie, Aboli
tion war." This shows that HiUikJt. kllOWf
to much. Off with his he&a.