Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, January 13, 1864, Image 1

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VOL 10.-NO. 20.
The Raptsmas's Jocrkal ia published on Wed
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A deduction will be made to yearly advertisers.
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IRVIN BROTHERS, Dealers in Square 4 Sawed
Lumber, Lrj Goods, Uroceries. Flour, Grain,
Ao , Ac., Burngide Pa., Sept. 23, 1863.
; . 11 kinds of Stone-ware, Clearfield, Pa. Or
ders solicited wholesale or retail. Jan. 1, lSf3
CRANS A BARRETT, Attorneys at Law. Clear
field, Pa. May 13. 1S63.
l.j. crass. :::::: Walter barrett. ,
ROBERT J. WALLACE. Attorney at Law. Clear
field, Pa Office in Shaw's new row. Market
treet, opposite Naugle's jewolry store. May 26.
HF. NAUGLE, Watch and Clock Maker, and
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Ac. Room in
Graham's row, Market street. Nov. 10.
HRTJCITER SWOOPE. Attorney at Law,Clear
. field, Pa. Offict inGraham's Row, fourdoo s
west of Graham A Boynton's store. 2ov. 10.
X P KRATZER Merchant, and dealer in
pi . Boards and Shinties. Grain and Produce
Front St, above the Academy, Clearfield, Pa. Ijl2
ATTALLACR A HALL, Attorneys at Law, Clear-
V field, Pa. December 17. 1S(S2.
williax a. wallack. :::::::: joun a. hall.
171 A FLEMMIXG, Curwensville, Pa., Xursery-
. man and Dealer in all kinds of Fruit and
Ornamental Trees. Plants and Shrubbery. All or
ders by mail promptly attended to. May 13.
WILLIAM F.IRWIN, Marketstreet, Clearfield,
Pa., Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Mer
chandise, Hardware. Queensware, Groceries, and
family articles generally. Nov. 10.
JOHN Gl'ELICH, Manufacturer of all kinds of
Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa.
Jie alaomakes to order Coffins, on short notice, and
attend funerals with a hearse. Aprl(Vo9.
OR. M. WOOLS. Practicing Piivsiciax, and
Examining Surgeon for Pensions,
Office. South-west eorner of Soyond and Cherry
Street. Clearfield, Pa. January 21, ISSj.
WW. SHAW. M. 1) , baa resumed the prac
. tiee of Medicine and Surgery in Shawarille,
Venn a. where he still respectfully solicits a con
tinuance of public patronage. May 27, It 63.
M'EX .LLY, Attorney at Law. Clearfield,
Pa. Prvtices in Clearfield and adjoining
counties. '.Pjee:n new brick funding ot .. Hoya
un.2d street, one door south of Lauich's Hotel.
"1 ICHARD MOSSOP. Healer in Foreign and Do
.11; mestic Dry Goods, Groceries, Flour, Bacon,
Liquors. Ae. Room, on Market street, a few doors
el of Jourwil Ojjirr,, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27.
mllOMPSX. A WATSON. Dealer in Timber
L Saw Logs, Boards and-Shingles. Maryeville,
Clearfield county, Pcnn'a August II, lSfl:i.
. w. Thompson : : : : : jau. e. wathos.
LARRIMER A TEST, Attorneys at Law. Clear
field. Pa. Will attend promptly to all legal
and other business entrusted to their care in Clear
field and adjoining counties. August 6. lSifi.
R. WM. CAMPBELL, offers his professional
services to the citizens' of Mo.shannon and vi
cinity. He can be consulted at bis residences
all times, unless absent on professional business
.Mo.-hannon. Centre CO., Ph., May 13. ISii.'i.
"Upl. ALBERT A BRO S. Dealers in Dry Good
IT Groceries. Hardware, Queensware. Flour.
Bacon, etc.. Woodlnn-', Clearfield conntv, Penn'a
Also, extensive dealers in all kindsof pawed lum
ber, shingles, and square timber. Orders solici
ted. Woodland, Aug. 19th. 18R3.
milOMAS J. MXTLLOCttH, Attorney at Law
X Clearfield. Pa. Oflice, east of the ' Clearfield
c. Eai.k. Detds and other legal instruments pre
pared with promptness and accuracy. July 3
n. a BfsH. :::::::: t.j.m ccllocgh
TYC. LITt'irS MEDICINES. A fresh sua-
XJ ;ly of these invaluable Family Medicines
rc tor sale by M. A. Frank. Clearfield, consisting
"1 Fiiii Lurer; Rr.itorattvf. a greatcure for colds
and cough; and Anti-Bilious Phytic. They have
wen tnorougnly tested in this community, and
arihiirhly approved. Trttbeh.
A'r he undersigned having located in the bor
ings of Clearfield, (at the shop formerly occupied
ny k elch as a jewelry shop.) is prepared to
woi-k ot all kinds on the most reasonable terms.
ioecash will positively be expected when the
"rki3 delivered. He is confident that he can
ot be excelled by any workmen in townor county
I one one ! couie all to the Sinn of the Big Watrk
Airs! 9 "i52-ly.pd. S. II. LAUClILIN.
I ,. li I ,U t. : '."-farmers 1st me your
, Land. The subscriber would inform the
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larmers of Clearfield county, that he keeps con
antiy on hand at the Jones Kiln at Tyrone a
,lrge stock of lime, and will furnish on contrast
i"-T quantity at the terminus of the Tyrone and
-"ipsourg Kailroad.
-Wch Id. 1862. WM. n. ROBERTSON.
Y B l.ii.-.-i u j u j
aiion.on the Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad.
Hi St" PER II KATE 1 1 STEAM Th imr.
sfd respectfully informs the people of Clear
djoining counties that be has the agen
J of the above patent and will sell individual.
ttnty or township righu for its use. The lum
r dried by this process is stronger, finishes bet-r-
is easier on tools, and requires less time in
; T'nK an any other process known, drying I
& lumber perfectly in 36 hours better than
n7 months under the old system using the
vemrjunt of fuel per day that a common kiln
, "unes. The certificate of a number of resi-
Anil Vail kiiAnn S n ! Za AAmmrlTlIfv if
, f J?, uficient to convince the most sceptical of
'i'!' 'rons desirous of purchasing rights
Jace2l las? r.
jt-o oi ciearneld and vicinity that she
na opened a Millinery, Notion and Trim
O'tig store, on Second Street, next door to
I,. t-anich'a Hotel, where she will be
Old V receive orders for either work or goods,
od Ph Tiei naade ovr into the latest New York
hta; Pnl sty'M. on nort notice. By pur
rr i5, tn,hewni always have on hand the
h syles of JDre8S Trimmings, Hata, Nu-
!! At o?:"' Co'Iars- Sleeves, Ae,, which she will
Cu,ti!,!!In2Ue!t PMible Profit for cash-
detect 3?0Ctrjj.
'Ti but a curl of soft brown hair,
A simple, common thing to see ;
But you, who only call it fair.
Dream not of what it is to me !
You take it in your hands and praise
Its glossy, smoothness o'er and o'er ;
But, oh ! to you it pictures not
The childish face it shades no more '.
You smile to see how goldenly
Its hue, like sunlight, meets the eye ;
But. Oh ! through tears I only see
The brow whereon it used to lie
The temples fair it clustered round,
The loving eyes it often hid ;
Those fair, cold" temples, blossom crowned
Resting beneath the coffin-lid I .
The childish voice so sadly 6weet.
The lisped words, to love so plain,
The echoing eonnd of childish feet.
At sight of this come back again.
Oh ! gather up the shining links,
And lay them softly, gently by;
Oh ! place them where they may not meet
.The careless gaze of every eye.
So silently so mournfully
They speak of what the grave has won ;
The idol of a loving heart,
The early called the only one !
The Increase of Immigration.
The English press and public are greatly
distressed at the mimensly increasing emi
gration from Ireland to this country. The
weekly returns here show that Europe is
throwing the most stalwart, and possibly
the most valuable portion of her population
into our- cities by thousands. For years
immigration has not leen so large as it is
now. The demand for labor, consequent
upon the war; the vacant places to be filled
in the work shops, farms and factories
throughout tliland, from which thousands
have gone forth to battle tor the Union,
and the advanced rate of wages w hich labor
commands, are no doubt, the inducements
which ha vequickened emigration. And it is
only beginning; for when the secessionists
have succeeded in exterminating the black
race, as thev are rapidly doing, and when
the war is over, there wiil be an illimitable
field for European laborers in the South.
In the course of a year or two there will be
room and abundant employment for some
three, or four millions of foreign laborers.
and, of course, according to the system of
demand and supply, thy will come here.
We are, therefore, but in the infancy of an
immense immigration of thews and sinews.
quick brains, brave hearts and industrious
habits, for it. Is only men possessing these
qualities who have the enterprise to make a
start in a new country and take opportunity
when it comes.
A Keal Friend.
A FRIEND a real, true hearted friend is
more rare than he should he. Whv is it
that selfishness predominates in the heart?
that lie only is considered a friend who has
money and influence! In the higher walks
of life, h.uv rarely is a true friend found
one who will act as he feels, and speak us he
thinks. Hut anions the humble and pure,
you will occasionally find the genu pure
ineudship. Ye who have found a true
j'riend. appreciate his worth. If lie labors
to benefit, you. say not a word, perform not
an act, that will send a thrill of pain to his or
her bosom. If there is a crime that betrays
a Vile heart, it is the wounding of pure af
fection. .Many a one has seen when too late
the error of his course. When the grave
has concealed his best friend, he felt ah !
words will not describe the feeling. Ye who
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are surrouiiueu oy iiid Kinu ana gooa tue
watchful and truehearted appreciate them
we pray you. Love them in return fur their
Kindness, and to the close of life they will
continue to guard and bless you.
McClellan and the Soldiers.
The editor of the Dvtaware Conntv Repub
lican- recently asked a soldier of the Army of
the f otomac, what the men there now think
of McClellan. 'Why," says he, "he is
never mentioned but bv the rankest kind of
copperhead. He's played out. His Wood
ward letter was the finishing stroke. The
men who once would have followed him
anywhere now look on him with suspicion
and regard his loyalty with distrust."
the factor it is that the pro-slavery pro-
egandist, or he who would make the Union
subservient to slavery, carries with him but
very little of nubli sympathy. He is no lon
ger sustained by the people or army. Down
m lnxie ia his true sphere and not in the tree
ort h.
Brutal Prize Fight. The late arrivals
from Europe bring intelligence of a prize
fight between John C Heenan and Tom.
King. I Teenan was born in this country,
while King is the champion of English
heavyweights." The fight took place at
Tunbribdge, on the 10th ult Twenty-five
rounds were fought, in thirty-one minutes,
King winning. Heenan. it is said, was
badly punished. The London Times, in
concluding its account of the affair, says that
prize fighting is more revolting than bull
fighting, ought to be discouraged. The
Times is seldom good authority on any sub
ject, but in this instance it is right. Prize
fighting is a relic ot a barbarous age ; it is
demoralizing and brutal.
A Bit of Rebel Humor. The Virginia
rebels occasionally enliven the doom and
monotony of their condition bv bits of fa-
cetia never elswhere presented. Recently endeavoring to persuade their readers to be
the President of the Virginia Senate has lieve that those who are in favor of emanci-
ordered a special election to be held in the
city of Norfolk to fill a vacancy in the sen-1
atorial representation from that city. The
thing was done with the utmost gravity, j
and apparently in entire unconsciousness of ,
the existence of General Butler. But the j
outlaw" will no doubt have a finger in
the pie, notwithstanding.
It is well attested in the political history
of the country, that, while Pennsylvania
has contributed less men to the Presidency
than anv of the original thirteen Mates
she has nevertheless made more men Presi
dent than any of the States of the Union.
"As goes Pennsylvania so goes the Union,
is an old and true political axiom. iShe is
the Warwick of the States ; not only mak
ing rulers, but
constructing and sustaining
When Pennsylvania casts
her influence for a measure or a man, success
is certain to follow. On this account, we
are convinced that the re-nomination of A
braham Lincoln is a fixed fact. Pennsylva
nia. throush the recrular channels from
which a knowledge of public opinion is de
rived, is speaking out boldly in favor of this
re-nomination. Indeed, we know ot no op
position to Abraham Lincoln in the Key
stone fetate, unless it be such as emanates
from small cliques of jobby politicians, or
from those who oppose every man and nieas-
ure calculated to benefit the national cause,
The Philadelphia North American, refer-
ring to the subject or the 1'residency, de-
clares thus emphatically in favor of the re-
nomination of Abraham Lincoln : '
"Aside from and in addition to these
things, there are reasons and influences with
Jir. Jjincoin wnicn are not possessed Dy any
of those who might be named in opposition
to him. Mere military candidates would en
counter some objections, in some sections,
springing from the very nature of their eiu
mence, which might not involve other qual
ifications even more desirable. Civilians,
unacquainted altogether with military mat
ters, would, or might be, deficient in that
military7 knowledge which is now, and will,
for a greater or lesser period, continue to be
useful. Air. Ijincom comprises that degree
of military knowledge which is needful, with
out that amount which renders its possessor
principally a military man. He knows the
history already written the objects now
sought the means which are possible the
objections which can be urged. And he
knows these things Ironi no circumscribed
field, but from the very highest standpoint.
Can more be said for one ? Undoubtedly,
the most unanimous opinion Possible is the
reqitiirement for the ensuing election.- Our
remarks seek to indicate only some of the
reasons which can be adduced in behalf of
a nomination which seems to us most natural
of all, and which we think would unite the
popular feeling throughout the loyal States.
There is a sufficiency of time in which to dis
cuss this matter before the National Con
vention shall be assembled. It only re
quires that the matter be opened pro and
con, and all opinions digested in the light of
le most so'ind.and patriotic feelings, to
reach a conclusion whose correctness will be
verified by the people's verdict. Gen.
Grant may, possibly, have warmer friends
in some portions of the west. Gen. Banks
may be more potentially urged in New En-
giani. is mere any man who wul com
mand more of the confidence of the people
anywhere, any man wbo-se mere nomination
will make a greater weight in behalf of the
Union ; any man who will more assuredly
sacrifice individual interests to the general
good ; any man who will command a higher
degree ot lureign respect than that one
which has superadded to some of the most
excellent characteristics ot Jackson, others
which Jackson was never called upon to ex
The Peace Democracy.
The Peace Democracy of this and other
States are constantly praying for peace, as
serting the duty of the authorities to make
even-com nrnse for peace, and when thev
desire to clinch their sophistries on this sub
ject, arrogantly claiming that there is ho
treason in desiring speedy peace. But all
good men believe that there is treason in
the position assumed on this subject by the
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uougn-iaces in tne vorin, in wnicu they
pray ior, nope ror and work lor peace
either treason or idiotic folly, 1 he dough
face leaders know that there can be no
peace except by the suppression of the rebel
lion. 1 eace can only come by the triumph
of the Federal arms. The men who oppose
the war, as the dough-face3 do, in order to
secure ieace, are doing more for the rebel
cause than the rebels themselves. Every
word uttered for peace short of the full tri
umph of our arms, is an argument in favor
of treason, and of course those who thus
sneak are little better than traitors. Hence
the men who clamor for peace, either do
not know what they are thinking about, or
they are in favor of a peace based on a de
molition of the Union and tliat is treason !
A Good J oke was perpetrated by a rebel
prisoner captured at Ghickamauga. The
rebel was looking at one of our guns, and
remarked that he "didirt think that the
Yanks would use them big guns much lon
ger. " hy not : inquired the Jr ed-s.
"Because," said he' "the Confederacy is
getting so narrow that you'll fire clear over
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1L juiu uil juui men kiii iub uiuei ciuc
A few evenings since, a widow, who was
known by the entire congregation to be
greatly in want of a husband, was praying
with great fervency. "Oh ! thou knowest
what is the desire of my heart ! ' ' she ex
claimed. "A-m-a-n!' responded a brother,
in a broad accent. It was wicked, but we
are quite sure that several grave members
smiled on the occasion.
Some of our copperhead exchanges are
nation, are also in favor of amalgamation,
Will they also tell their readers which side
of "Mason and Dixon's line the fathers of
mulatto children ere generally found?"
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The phrase "down in the mouth,, is said
to have been originated by Jonah about tne
time the whale b wallowed him.
As a theme for an essay, the relation of
Juabor to Capital, or the reverse, aflords an
opportunity for many finely-drawn theories
concerning the duty of each. The real na
ture of the relations which should exist be
tween labor and capital appear to us to con
sist in combining; as far as possible, the two
interests, and making both work together for
mutual advantage. Uoth
are tormina hlf
and exert an immense influence for good or
evil. The injurious effect which capital can
produce on the weltare ot the community is
well shown by the combinations which from
time to time take place in certain branches
of trade; where by, the accumulation of
large sums for specific purposes, speculators
are enabled to force the market prices of ar
ticles far beyond their actual value. So also
when capitalists coalesce for the purpose of
cueaiiug uie laoorer oi ms nire, by depress
ing wages below the standards of value, or
so that the necessaries of life cannot be uro-
cured, another example is furnished of the
unjust and general banetul enect which capi-
tal may produce on the people.
Jabor is also exacting m its demands, at
times, and when it fancies it has the sweep
of the market, so to speak, takes advantage
of the circumstance like other speculators,
and m some instances is enabled to carry out
its oujucts, in otners not ; depending pnnei
pally upon the ability of Capital to with
stand the demand made.
2s ow when we have two great forces giv
en, the problem is how to employ them to
the best advantage. If a man builds dou
ble-cylinder engines he does not set them so
that the power of one shall act against the
other, but he connects both to the same
shaft with the crank at right-angles, opens
the throttle and away they go. Thus it
should be with "bosses" and workmen : let
each pull on the same shaft : each is a
mighty shaft singly, but when their conjoint
relations are deranged, they shake the whole
world. An earthquake does not exhibit
more disastrous physical effects than do
strikes or monopolies, upon the social sys
terns ot civilized nations. 1 rades whose in
terests conflict with those of capitalists, or
are made so to do by the ierversity or short-
... t, .
signtedness ot the members composing
them, find that in the course of time their
wages decrease instead of increase, and that
their social standing is diminished. Some
trades are afflicted with chronic strike, and
appear to be at continual variance with their
Jtmay be in such cases mat the wages
are too small to live upon, or the want of
harmony may proceed from other causes too
complicated to be discussed at present
whatever the reason, it is certain that trades
continually on the strike cannot get on, be
cause the attention of the members compos
ing them is turned from the trade to other
objects. Oursympathies are with the work
ing classes, male and female, because capi
talists are quite able to take careoi them
selves, and even it their business is destroy
ed can fall back upon other resources. But
with the laborer no such course is possible
his capital is his hands and skill, and it is
lor this reason that we deplore strikes anc
the results which spring from them. These
results are briefly destitution of the strik
ers, bad feeling engendered between the
bosses and men, and disorganization andde
rangement generally antagonistic to the best
interests ot the men themselves. There are
doubtless times when trades are justified and
compelled in self-defence to rebel against the
terms ottered by employers : but as a gene
ral rule labor is better paid in this country
tfian anywhere else on the globe, and a skill
ed workman can always command a hand
some remuneration for his services. The
relations of labor and capital are bound up
in three words they are identical and they
should work together for mutual advantage,
"NW Orleans is filling up with a North
era population. Two steamer from New York
recently arrived with 452 passengers. The
New Orleans Times, of the 27th ult., says
Every vessel that comes from the North
reaches us freigated withthe wives and chil
dren of those who have come here to reside
very inany or them permanently a
mong us.
They are in a bad fix down in dixie. If
the people are fed the armv must starve; if
the army starves what will become of the
people ? On the other hand, if the army is
ted the people will starve ; it the people
starve what is the use of the army ? The
best remedy will be for them all to repent
and receive pardon from father Abraham.
A wreath was exhibited at a fair in Glou
cester, on Christmasjweek, is composed of
the hair of one hundred different residents of
the town, none of whom is under 70 years of
age, while ten ot them are over yo, and one
is a centenarian. The lady who made it is
59, and has been four years about it.
The total indebtedness of the State of
Georgia is $1 4, 149,410. This is forty-seven
dollars of indebtedness for every white male
inhabitant of the State. Including the
white population, male and female, every
individual owes about twenty-four dollars.
Secession is proving a costly operation.
"Father, ain't you opposed to monopo
ly ?" cried a little fellow, as his parent took
up the brandy bottle. Yes, boy,' was the
reply. "Then give me a drink, too. " The
father broke the bottle on the floor, and has
not tasted liquor since.
Speaking of coffee "hurting one," said an
old tar, "I know it does, because "1 seen a
bag full fall on a man once, and kill him.
In sich caces as these 'ere, 'tis very un
healthy." Should'nt wonder if it was.
Accept what is good, no matter from
what source. Elijah would have been a
fool to . refuse his food because a raven
brought it to him.
The enemies of Abraham Lincoln, North
and South, condemn him for the persistency
with which he has carried on the war against
the rebels. They condemned the policy of
coercion oeiore any coercion was attempted.
They did not condemn the coercion rwiliov.
when the Southerners began to coerce the
Government into a surrender of all it owned
at the South. But coercion by the Pr
dent ot the United States, for the sake of
saving the nation, was a dreadful sin in the
eyes ot traitors everywhere.
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ouimose jfYDranam Jjincom nad been a
weak man like James Buchanan ; had been
persuaded, as he was, that coercion was
both wrong and impracticable, and had
adopted the policy that it was best to dis
solve the Union peaceably and to submit to
all that the South demanded, he would
have been the most despicable human being
that ever lived. Even the Southern people
would have despised him utterly for his
mean and abject failure to do his sworn
duty, lhe loyal people of the country
would have been so incensed at his infamous
betrayal of them, that thev would have
risen and driven him from Washington, and
he would probably have suffered death at
the hands ot a mob. In pursuing a course
directly the onosite of the one we havn in
dicated, and employing the whole power of
the nation to suppress the rebellion, Mr.
Lincoln is entitled to the admiration of foes
as well as friend. They could only have
despised him had he done otherwise. Now
they may hate him, but they also respect
and rear him.
H.acli seperate act ot the President to
wards the rebels has been simply an act of
his duty as the elected and sworn head of
the nation. At first, owing to the treachery
that n lied Washington, he was able to do
but little. But as time went on, and he got
nonest men to serve him, the power and
resources of the people were developed, and
he has used them wisely and effectively.
When he found the measures adopted were
msumcaent, he tried new and stronger ones
V hen military or naval commanders proved
too slow, too weak or too timid, he employed
others. When he found that negroes were
employed by the rebels, he authorized their
employment, not only as servants and la
borers, but as soldiers. When it became
clear that the continued existence of the in
stitution of slavery was incompatible with
the safety or the honor of the nation, he
first proposed gradual emanciption, and
finally proclaimed freedom to the slaves in
11 .1 CI. . 1 11- m.
au tne estates in rebellion, mere are signs
of progress in these and all other acts of
1 resident Lincoln m reference to the rebel
lion. At first he was not able to employ
any but cautious and comparatively mud
measures, and of course they were ineffec
tual. But now he is strong, aud he has
gained in energy and determination, as well
as in strength. Soothing syrup is not of
much use when the subject it is adminis
tered to is a monster. The President does
not want to appease and comfort the rebel
uon, nut ne wants to destroy it ; so he is
treating it with strong drugs like overjKw-
enng armies and fleets ; with black-drop,
like negro enlistments ; hating nrst ex
tracted its teeth and removed its venom by
proclaiming freedom to the slaves.
It seems really providential that the pro
cess of subduing the rebellion should have
been slow instead of fast, as was at first
predicted. Had it been ended in three or
six months, the South would have been as
arrogant as ever, and slavery would have
been firmly established in manv States.
though possibly its territorial extent might
have been limited. JJut the obstinate re
sistance made by the rebels has compelled
PreaHent Lincoln to strike at the very root.
and,'seeing that the existence and honor of
the Lnion cannot be maintained Avith
slavery, he has resolved to destroy slavery,
in oroer to preserve me u nion. lie has a
little more than a year left of his term,
during which time we believe that he will
restore the Union, and we trust that slavery
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win in tnat time be brougnt to an end. .A
Presidential term, ending thus! gloriously.
will be forever memorable in history. The
President that does all this will be entitled
to a new term, in which he may enjoy
peacefully the fruits of the stormy four
years of civil war through which he trium
phantly carried thenation. hulhtia.
Taken at Ms Offer.
At the Ladies' Fair recently held in Col
umbus, Ohio, a pretty Indian girl was ob
served exerting her persuasive powers to
their utmost tension, trying to induce a cer
tain military gent, who ranks as Captain, to
buy a bead ba-ket, or some other ornament
she had in her possession. As the gallant
Captain had been gouged an unlimited num
ber of times during the evening, he didn't
see it ; but, thinking to startle the maiden,
said, jokingly, "Don't want to buy your trin-
iets but 1 11 give you fave dollars tor a
kiss. lhe maiden reflected a moment
she wa.s laboring in a noble cause, for the
soldiers' good "surely in such a case there's
no harm ;" so, in the twinkling of the eye,
she said : "Done, sir !' and, as he expressed
it, she gave him a whopper right on the
cheek. Military drew back, abashed. The
crowd saw it and laughed. There was but
one way of escape he pulled out his some
what depleted wallet and forked over a V.
le then rushed Irantically up stairs and
drowned his sorrow in a flowing bowl of oys
ter soup. The maiden, in the meantime.
maintained her accustomed tranquility, and
et survives, a fitting monment to woman s
patriotic spirit
Gorden just returned from a certain dis
tance in the country, says that ploughs have
no sale there. The hogs are so long-snout
ed that farmers plant a corn cob on side of j
a field and piggy at the other, and by the
time the latter reaches the cob there is a
splendid furrow. If a stump happens in
he way it is split.
"A traveller," in a letter to the London
Timel says : "I can assure you, if we go to
war with the J apanese, we must not blind
ourselves witn the uehet we shall have a
second Chinese affair. They are bold,
courageous, proud, and eager for every kind
of knowledge. A friend of mine gave s
workman a Bramah lock to put on a box ; it
was not discovered until some time after
ward and only then by the absence of the
name, that the lock had been imitated, and
as the workman confessed, the original kept
as a pattern. I have been on board a steam
er (paddle) which used three years ago to
run between Nagasaki andJeddo, six hun
dred miles, whose engines and boilers, and
every part of her machinery, were made of
copper. She was built by a doctor in Jeddo,
whose only guide was a dutch description of
a steam engine, translated into J apanese.
An American gunnery officer was sent over
in 1859, iu the Powhattan, to teach them
gunnery. He was courteously received, and
then taken over the arsenal at Jeddo. He
returned to the ship saying, "he had been
taught a lesson instead of having to teach."
"In many of the arts and manufactures
they excel us ; their beautiful castings in
bronze would puzzle the most experienced
European workman. I have shown speci
mens to good workmen who confessed they
could not imitate them. I have seen exam
ples that would rival in brilliancy any made
in England. The French Minister had a
large ball, so clear and of such perfect color
that he believed it to be a gigantic sapphire
aiid bought it for a good round sum. Their
paper imitations of leather are perfect ;
their paper water-proof coats are bought
by the captains of ships for exposed loats'
crew : their own clocks are good, and they
have imitated our watches; they walk about
with 'pedometers' attached to their belts, and
they are not backward in copperplate en
graving and perspective. Their china is far
superior to the Chinese. The country a
lounds with coal, though they only use that
round close to the surface ; but even that a
sort of bituminous shale, is good. In gold
and silver, I believe they could rival Mexico
and Australia ; iron, copper and tin are found
in prolusion. A friend of mine at Yokoha
ma gave a Japanese a piece of Engslih cot
ton shirting ; m a tew days t he man brought
back two pieces, and my friend had much
difficulty in saying which was lu, so close
ly had it been imitated. In fact, they are
a people who want for nothing but teachers. ' '
Mysterious Development.
On the corner of Wall and front sts. , ia
the city of Jeffersonville, Indiana, says the
Louisville Journal, stands an ancient brick
building, which was used in the olden
times as a hotel. Of this building we have
heard many romantic tales, and traditions
of every hue and character are associated
with it by the old citizens of the place. It
was once the rendezvous of a desperate class
of people, and many dark and bloody crimen
afe known to have been committed within
its walls. Manv innocent, and iinsii.crwotinir
girls have been lured to that house and their
ruin accomplished, it is believed that not a
few of these unfortunate victims have met
with violent deaths by their seducers. The
building is in a very dilapidated conditon.
but was purchased a few days since by the
Jeffersonville Rairoad Company, on account
ot the room it affords lor offices. In repair-
lnor f li i In 1 1 li 1 1 n rr f Ktt irrtrtraon Wil- nn ilta
old floor, and to their astonishment, discov
ered the remains of several of the young la
dies supposed to have been murdered in the
house years ago, together with the skeleton
of an infant, wraped in cloth. The remains
ot the unfortunate creatures have reposed for.
perhaps.hipwards of thirty years beneath the
floor of this notorious house ,and until very
recently it has been occupied by different
persons during this entire period. Tho
maidens whose skeletons are exhumed, had
they lived would now be in the meridian of
lite. In all probability their murderers
have ere this passed from earth, and render
ed their account to that Great Tribunal that
visits justice upon all who escape the penal
ty of their crimes in this world.
A. young lady in llichmond.writing to her
friends in Baltimore, says that the gayeties
of society in that city, consists chiefly of what
are called" starvation parties, "at which peo
pie meet in each others houses, and have
music and dancing, but nothing to cat or
The whole number of schools in Boston is
277, and of teachers 578. The average num
lerof nuuils belonging to schools of all
grades duringthepast yearwas 26,051 : aver-
age attendance of pupils, 24,516 ; whole
amount expended for school purposes, $534,
US 7 14.
A wag purchased a very fine "horse. Re
turning from a ride a few days afterward?,
he said he had discovered a oualitv is his
'animal which added a few pounds to his
value he shied at a lawyer f
Longstreet is destined to eoeedilv become
a Shortstreet, if he makes another assault
on Burnside'8 forces. . All honor to brave
old Burn say we.
An amiable voung women is in prison in
London for getting her mother's life hand
somely insured and then poisoning the old
lady wiih arsenic. '
An old lady dowu in Boston refused to
touch a riaoer colftaining the President's mes
sage because Mr. Lincoln had had the small
pox. '
The rebel pickets on theRapidan the other
day, characterized Jeff. Davis "annual mes
sage" as a "funeral oration." -
If a man is chased by a dog, the race may
be "nip and tuck," but the man will proba
bly get the "nip."