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BY S. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., EMESMY, FEBRUARY J, 1805.
VOL. 11. NO. 22.
TERMS OF THE JOURNAL'
The Raftswax'&'Joi-bval s punished on Wed
nedav at S2,00 per annum in advance Adver
isfxVts inserted at Sd.o r.er square, for three
or Jew iuscrtions Ten lines (or less) counting a
fqnare. Fur every additional insertion 50 cents.
A deduction will be ruado to yearly advertisers.
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IE. YIN BROTHERS, Dealers in Square A Sawed '
Lumber. Pry Goods, Groceries, Flour, Grain, )
Ao , Ac!, Burnside Pa., Sept. 23, 183. j
ITf.EDF.RICK LEITZIXGER. Manufacturer of j
1 : 11 kinds of Stone-ware, Clearfield, Pa. Or- j
dilrs solicited wholesale or retail. Jan. 1, 1863 j
CUBANS BARRETT, Attorneys at Law, Clear- 1
j field. Pa. " May 13. 163. :
i.. j. crass. :::::: Walter tiarkett.
ROBERT J.WALLACE. Attorney at Law. Clear j
fieKl, Pa Office in Shaw's new row. Market
street, op posito Native's .je wolry stdre. May 2S. J
H- F. NAl'GLE, Watch and Clock Milker, and ;
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Ac. Room in I
liraham's row, Market street. Sov. 10.
HBUCilER SWOOPE. Attorney at Law. Clear
. Bold, Pa. Offict inUraham's How, fourdoo: s
ire.it of Graham & Boynton's store. Nov. 10.
H ARTSWICK & HUSTOX, Dealers in Drugs,
Medicines. Painta, Oils. Stationary. Perfume
ry. Fancv Goods, Notions, etc., etc.. Market street,
ClearSeld, Pa. June, 2'J, 1S04.
m in. jjarufiare. v"CLi:?irtc, umavuvj. i
virions Ac. Front Street, above the Academy,
Clearfield, Pa. April 27.
IT1LLIAM F.IRWIN, Marketstreet, Clearfield.
t V ln Doaler in Fnrnii'n and Domestic Mer
chandise. Hardware, Quocnsware, Groceries, and
family articles generally. iov. iu.
OHN Ul'ELICH. Manufacturer of all kinds ot
l Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa.
He also makes to order Coffins, or. short notice, and
attends funerals with a Uearso. AprlU,'jH.
DU. M. WOODS. PiiAUTiois riivsiciA.v, and
Examining burgeon for Peusious.
ifiice. South-west corner of Second and Cherry
Street. Clearfield, Pa. January 2L, lot3.
riVIOMAS J. M CLLLOUGH, Attorney at Law,
J. Cijarfie'd, Pa. Office, east of tho -Clearfield
c. Bank. Deeds and other legal instruments pre
pared with promptness and accuracy. July 3.
B MEN ALLY", Attorney at Law, Clearfield.
f . Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjoining
cvunties. Office in new brick building ofJ.Boyn
tun, 21 street, one door south of Lanich's Hotel.
,ur. Ac. lioom, on Market street, a few doors
it of Journal Off, Clearfield, Pa. Apr2.
r RRIMEK A TEST, Attorneys at Law.C.car-
I field Pa. AVill attend promptly to all legal
uui fihr'l.u9inc3sentru3tod to theircare in Clear
field and adjoining counties. August b; lsab.
"TM ALBERT A BRO S, Dealers in Dry Goods,
Y Groceries, llsrdwurc, Quecnsware, Hour,
Bacon, etc.. Woodland. Clearfield county. Pemra.
Also, extensive deakrs in all kinds of sawed lum
ber, shingles, and square timber. Oruers so ici
t-a! Wo.)djand1Aug. liKh, labj.
Tt!EW WATCH & JEWELRY STORE.-
II The'undersigneJ having located in tha bor
tuh of Clearfield, (at tho shop formerly occupied
l v R Welch as a jewelry shop.) is prepared to
do work of all kinds on the most reasonable terms.
The cash will positively bo expected when the
work is delivered. He is confident that he can
nut be excelled by any workmen in town or county
t'anif oar', cam all toUuSitofthehnrat(h..
April a.-62-ly-pd S. II. LAUC1ILIN.
TEMPERANCE HOUSE. The subscriber
U r.,71 nrni i h i citizens Of
H mmm rcain;tuu:ij -
... i i , . 1 . , .. ..Tintnn
( Uviriiela county, mat ne uaa "F1""
ll.itel," and will use every endeavor to accommo
date those who may favor him with their custom,
lie will try to furnish the table with the best the
untry can afl"ord. and will keep hay and feed to
a-eominodate teamsters. Gentlemen don't to-get
the -Tipton Hotel' . SAMUEL SMITH.
Tipt..n. Pa . May 251StU.
l'CTIONEEIl. Tho undersigned having
. t.ecn Licensed an Auctioneer, would inform
t'.ie citizens of Clearfield county that he will at-fc-nd
tj calling sales, in any part of the county,
nueucvcr called upon. Charges moderate
Address, JOHN M Qi'IUUN.
H iv 13 Power Po., Ciaartield co., Pa.
N 11. Persons calling sales without a p.roperli
o;;se are subject to a penalty of StiO, which pro
vision will be enforced against those who may vi
p. Me the same. m
Three Farms For Sale !
SITUATE IN PIKE TOWNSHIP.
The subscriber will sell his three farms situate
1:; Pike township, Clearfield county. Pa , at pri
vate sale. Also, one tract of unimproved land
Lumbered and described as follows, to wit :
ol Is an improved tract on whieri Here
. tSO anres 200 acres I
aii'i L'L'inaiiKi - -----
h i- eleirtd. 2i acres being in meadow, nyd
i,i, in IWh state of cultivation and un-
i - "ri.. ;,nT.rirmeiits are a srood
frjuie house, frame barn, l?J by oS ieet.) wagon
the !. eniin house, smoke house, wood hous and
otLeriMithuildiniis. There is timber sa(5cient on
th '.and for aJl farm uses, and an excellent coal
l-n-k. Also good water and a fine orchard of
cL.r.ee fruit growing thereon. .
No. 2. Is an improved tract, and contains l-,o
atrt-s of which SO acres are cleared, 10 acres be
iug in meadow, and the whole in a good state of
cultivation and under good fences, with e.xcel
!rt water on the farm. The buildings are a log
i "ie and an excellent frame barn, and some oth
er .ut'ouildin-'s. There is on this tract suthcient
o.,d timber for 7 or 8 rafts, and an excellent coal
larn tnrrothnr with an orchard of choice fruit
r.: root cnntnininir about
acres, acres ci;i:? Vu..., - --
? lank house and barn thereon erected. 1 he land
ULder good fences, with excellent water ou it.
Ab' ut 3 rafts of good timber alsostanding thereon.
-Ns. I. Is an unimproved tract of 400 acres.with
Kite good pine timber growing on it, and will
:ke an excellent tafui when cleared.
The above tracts will be sold in a body, or sep
rately. to suit purchasers preferring, however.
' 5ell them in a body. The terms will be reason
t le. The tracts can be seen at any time by call
ir's! on the subscriber, or inquiries by letter will
" answered if addressed to Curwensville, Pa.
August 3, 1S64 DANIEL BAILEY.-.
- -i 1 ,u with a small
t ALT ! SALT !! SALT !!! A prime arti-
cle of ground alum salt, put up in patent
at 53.25 per sacK. at the cheap cash store of
Jiorember 27. ,K. MOSSOP.
PODDERC UTTERS of a superior make
fur al at reasonable prises, ft MERliELL
,e -. Or, a Joker Joked.'
At the name of Caleb Meeks,. what rem
iniscences pass before our mental vision ! Old
recollections come crow limr upon u.s and we
see an array of the 'Witi'' pas before our
mind's PVP in thi tli:rvi nf" Kiol-m-a ;ifro.r
the mythical Fraiik M-cLauorhlin, the ru-
tims cf trot on oil and jalap, t'oi the admin-!'
iteration oi wmcii no meutcai reason existea
and a long line of those who have been
huuibn-rged generally without any speviho
regard to any specihe j-pecies of sell. Cale
was the prince of dry jokers ; he lived,
moved and had hLs being through a diurnal
succession of sells ; indeed his life was one
rreat sell composed ot a conglomeration of
t!ie.iniute.-shnal sells , of fifty vears' dura
tion. ' Now Bixby, Nathan iixFy, was one
of Cale's truest and staunehesfc business ac
fiuaintiices, although he had never been
introduced into the domestic circle made
glad by the portly presence of Mrs. Cale
who wa.s somewhat addicted to jc;Jousy.
The reason for this lack of acquaintance was
that she lived a secluded life in one of the
little villages on Long Islard, and Nat Bix
by lived in the babel of New York. Well,
one day Cale was hard pushed for an object
upon which to inflict a practicle joke, and in
his dilemma selected his friend Nat as his
victim. The manner in which Nat was sold
I do not chooc-e to particularly describe.
SunTiee ic to say that under the play of
Cuie's exuberant fancy,. Nat made a journey
to Albany, insisted that a lady : there had
sent him an amatory epistle, which he pro
duced. The lady became indignant, drilled
in tne aid ot ner Husband who literally s kin
ned Mr. Jiixby, who thereafter returned to I
(.totiiam wiiii a very atluit ilea m h:? au
ricular aparatus. This event happened in
the early spring time, and on a Lcauiiful
day. About a week after Nats return from'
Albany he met Cale at Sherwood's. Tho
sell was disclosed by Cale and a hearty laugh
was had over Nut's mi-day, and at his Ktill
brui.-etl features, in which he joined; but
those present noticed the fact that he-dida't
laugh an inch below his chin; in truth, it
was ge-ieraily believed that Nat's mirth was
"Now, old fellow," said Cale,- "you don't
hid 1 any malice, do you'i''
'"Not a bit," answerd Nat, "and in token
of amity, let us take smiles all around."
Which thej' did in usual manner.
Nat."" " J " to town?" asked
" I drove up in a light wagon,' replied
"And when will you return home?"
"About six o'clock this eveuiag,"rcspon
Nat thereupon pleaded an engagement
and left; but as soon as b was on: of" eye
sight of his joker friend, repaired to C rev's
stable in Warren street, whora he hired a last
horse and a light vehicle, v. ich which he
started through a bye street for the residence
or his friend Cale, on Lc.ig Island. On ar
riving, he left his horse and vragon at a pub
lic house, and proceeded oncot to t!ie a
foresaid residence, where a?- iiiquued yf tae
servant if Mr. .decks was at home. On be
ing answered, as. he knew he v.'ould be, in the
negative, he said :
"This is unfortunate. I wanted to pay
htm some money. If 1 could see Xrs.
Meeks it would do as well ; she could give
me a receipt in the name of her husband."
Mrs. 31. was frugal and industrious, and
always attentive to her husband's interests.
As the last remark tell from the lips of Nat,
a fine looking matron called from up the
stairs to the servant, to "show the gentle
man in the parlor," where she followed in
a few mouieuts. Nat bowed and sold :
"l desire to see Mrs. Mocks, madam.
"Very well," said she,"I am Mrs. Meeks.
"Vardon. mo, madam, "aid Nat, with a
doubting shake of the head; but this is a
matter of some importance the payment of
i,:ouey andyou are not the lady Mr. Meeks
introduced me to last winter."
"Not the lady? what!" shrieked she;
"Lo you mean to tell me that "
"I simply tell you, madam, ' rep lied Nat,
with icv imperturbability, "that M r. Meeks
la-t winter, in Broadway, near Leonard
street, introduced me to a lady whom he
railed Mrs. Meeks, and you are not the
'Indeed! exclaimed -Mrs. xUeeks, ner
eyes flashing fire ; ' "how old was she ?' '
" Well, about twenty-five."
"Twenty-five! And how was she dress
ed?" She wore her hair in ringlets, had dia
mond ear-rings !"
" I liaiiiond ear-rings !"
"A heavy silkjvolvot dress, very large gold
bracelets, a magnificent watch and chain.
"Well, go on," she said spitelully.
:Silk velvet hat trimmed with magnifi
cent lace, and a muff and boa."
"Boa," wrenched out the now thoroughly
irate dame; "you'd better bore your way
out of this house mighty quick, or else
some body will have a headache ! No, sir,
I am not Mrs. Meeks, and I want y?u to
kilv " o.,M NT-.it tvlifi saw the
n....4- ! :..! .if brewiuir.and who Had.
laiit-.-io inn- j " i i i l 1
g.Kid reason to tear tnac tne stutuy uaU.
L mi-lit launch at his head a comvshell or
1, Li hnnw ornaments wnicu
sunn.. yJI- v..v s -
.. i i .v,r. ,,..,nfl.. at. theretitre beat
UU1 Ut-'U luu iiiiv.. -
a retreat from off the premises, and l ami
himself behind a stone ience, irmu u.v.u
he could command a view ot the Brooklyn
Ifo.llnnr. V:lfc loDET . betore lie
saw the amiable Caleb driving down the
road all unconscious of the anibusn oi
n-i. ,,1.,-m fnloVs face was one
n ,:.,i.;iw, find pvemnlilied that he
waTat peace with "all the world and the rest
of mankind. , ,
In a brief space of time Caleb s steed was
"iven in charge of the stable boy, and un-e'H-
. . rl, 1,a entered his domiCll
concious auu w 4 i tr
and shut the door. The moment he enter
ed au attcnuvc car might have detected the
sounds of a voice in no way mellow or ex
pressive of endearment ;' and an instant af
ter Caleb hurriedly came through the door,
with amazement on his front aud a mop in
his rear, the wrong end of which was under
the direct and personal superiutendaneoof
a lady who was very red in the face and very
sturdy in the arms, ard who strongly resem
bled Mrs. Meeks. The battle had commen
ced iu the passage way. Caleb's castor,
which shoiie in the rays of the setting sun
as he drove down the road, was now very
much out of shape, indeed it was driven" far
down over Caleb's amiable physiognomy.
"What in thunder's out? yelled Caleb.
"Twenty-live years old!" shrieked the
infuriate dame, and bang Caleb caught the
mop over his shoulders. "Corkscrew ring
lets!", and punk he got It. in the back, with
all the strength which nature and anger had
given the enraged lady.
"Confound it, don't do that."
But it was no use, he had to take it.
Diamond ear-rings! punk! fcilk vel
vet dress!" bang! "Gold bracelets! "slump.
"Murder!" roared Caleb.
"Watch and chain!" she shrieked, and
biff! he took' it over the head.
"Muff!" bang! slump! "Boa!" bang!
bang! and down went Caleb with a yell of
Now fell the blows thick and fast upon
the bruised head, back and face of the pros
trate joker; while the lady again rehearsed
the catalogue of the wearing apparel and
jewels of t be other 31 rs. Meeks, timing the
utterance of the name of each article with a
blow upon her prostrate, writhing and bleed
" But all things must r ave an end. The vi
olent exercise' cf the arms and lung:?, in
which Mrs. Meehs had indulged, had some
what exhausted her. She rapidly run
through Nat's imaginary catalogue, and
feeling her strength departing, gathering
hcr.-eif up for one grand and i;n;d effort, C:ic
icolccd witti Horror upon tne upraised mop ;
he heard the words-: "Oh! the huviza!"
shouted in a vigorous ione ; he heard a hurt
ling, whizzingw.ound ia the air, and the next
instant ('deb's ncse was as ilat as the oth
er parts of Caleb's face. His two tormen
tors rctres ted hito the mansion, and left him
alone wffii his gore. Slowiv, and with the
most Keen sensations ol'paiu
he raided bjtn-
seii ill a sitting pt
witu many a
groun of agony,
to inspect ins
personal c .nda;on.
"i m oiessed it t':;s arm am t broken:
c-ited! OL! oi:! And, goou-g::t'-iot,
what a nose! That women m est be crazy!
I shan't be able to go about iu a month!
Oh, how sore f am ! . ,
Now, Nat," with, the most pieasurao-e c-
motions. . had. through tne crevice oi uie
fence, observed the whole of the little fami
ly iar which. I have so h'Cbiv uescribeu ; and
he now stoc-.i iooKnsg over tne ieuc, m -"'
Lack of his dcr.r I'ri.md.
"I say, Unco Cale: ' shouted at.
"Hoy 1" said Caleb, ns he turned, in some
little astonishment, a look r-pc-n ios former
'I .say. Cale, continued iNat, "now do
:y led about now,.
"Oil! you !" I shall k-Ave it a
blank veiled out the enrago! Laleo, as lie
sprang lo his feet and made fcr the house
'I'll iix yoar hint . ,
But Nat didn't want hi but ftxeu. and
thereiore ma.e Ins .way, wuu an oo.--.vij
celerity, up the road.
Soon after there appeared upon uie green
sward rendered sanguinary and sacred by
conjugal endearments, a Line man, wao
wore a shocking Lad hat, and who had ta
ken possession of a fowling piece loaded with
buck shot. If the lame man meant to shoot
Nat. he reckoned without bis uost. J n
worthy, thanks to along :nd thin pair or
loirs, was out of gun-shot range.
Cale from that time forth, until he
filled the grave which be now occupies so
well, eschewed dry joking, and was always
sensativc ou the subject of mops.
A LittI-eMixed. The celebrated speech
of Sir Boyle Uoctie: "Mr. Speaker, I
smell a rat ; I see him floating in the air ;
' T 1 11 i I..
but mark me, i snail yet mp mm iu ii
bud," was evidently the model upon which
a writer in Kansas framed, the other day,
some remarks upon the recent election. 1 he
Leavenworth Coiixercalke says that, by the
result of that election, "the fall of corrup
tion has been dispelled, and, the wheels
of the State government will no longer be
trammeled upon by sharks that have beset
the public prosperity like locusts."
General Butler, it is said, before leaving
the army, turned over to his successor more
than a quarter of a million of dollars of his
civil fund, with full vouchers for the same.
Not a dollar of this money came from the
Treasury, but was raised from taxes on hit
lers, and traders, &c., imposed by himself,
lie a!o turned over to his successor a quar
ter of a million of dollars of other monies in
his hands as Department Commander, with
V New Orleans dispatch states that du
ring GriCrson's late raid in Mississippi, he
met with srreat success. II is force marched
four hundred miles,. lost less than one hun
dred ir en, captured six hundred prisoners,
and brought ia one thousand contrabands
and one thousand horses, besides destroying
one hundred miles of railroad, xc.
V turkey was exposed for sale in the Pe
tersburg market on the 8th mst.,atthe smad
fienre of $1 12. . Several years ago this sum
would have bought three or four fine - hogs,
two or three barrels of meal, a quarter or two
of beef, a ban-el of molasses, a quantity of
coffee aud sugar," with a hrrgejurkey added.
The Richmond Wlu'fi says that the ne
groes in the prime of life will make Letter,
soldiers than white men over imy.
A BSIEF HISTOBY OP THE TIMES,
. Chronology of the War, etc.
Fesruarv. 1 .-Ilcbel column in NewCreek
alley repulsed and driven two miles. .' . A
Draft of 500,000 men, on March 10, ordered,
by President . . Union outposts at Bachel
or's Creek, near Newbern, attacked by 15,
OOi) rebels and captured after a severe fight.
F eb. 2. (Jen. Seamnion and staff captured
by rebels caS. S. Levi. , . Union reenforce
inents arrive at Newbern, and rebels are
driven back to Kingston. . . Rebels capture
arid blow up S. S. Lnderwriter at Newben,
N. C. . . Union guard at Patterson Creek
bridge captured ai ter brisk fight, by 500
rebels, who are beaten next day by reen
forcements, and prisoners rescued.
Feb. 3. Smith's Cavalry expedition leaves
Corinth for interior of Mississippi aud Ala
bama. . . Sherman, with H.VOou nien.prossp-j
Big Black and advances to Colton : sliirht
sxirmishmg. Lmoa killed, 12;
oj. Xteoel loss much larger,
cavalry fleeing to Canton.
Ireb. 4. Rebel conscript,
in Virginia to
reportfor duty many refuse, . . Early's cav
alry driven out of Moorfield, and hotly pur
sued by Mulligan's cavalry. . . Rebel battery
at Clinton, Miss., driven off with los.s. if
nion killed, 15; wounded, 30.. Vvlnslow'
cavalry at Canton capture many prisoners
and one gun.
Feb. 5. Early retreats towards Shenan
doah Valley pursued by General Kelley. . .
Navajo Indians defeated near Fort Sumner.
Killed, 50, wounded, 25. . . Part of Sher
man's expedition attacked ou Yazoo by 3,
000 rebels who are, after a sharp fight, rout
ed. . . An important expidition leaves Port
Koyal, land.ing at Jacksonville, Jb la., under
(Jen. Seymour. . . Shennon's expedition
reaches Pearl river. Rebels still retreating. ..
Gen. Loriug crosses l'tt-l river, joins Gen.
xrencn, and retreats to -M Indian.
t. (ion. Bnf.er's forces inarched
York town to Bottom's Bridce. . .
lleeouuobiunco in foree by-the Army of the
x otomac towards Orange Court House, dri
ving rebels, took rifle-fits which were held,
the main force rec-rossing the Ihtpidan. . .
Sherman's army leaves Vick-:burg to move
South. . . Kit Carson arrives at Santo Fe
with Navajos prisoners, having left 5(A)
more wit!Col. Pj.iby.
Feb. 7. '.lePiicrson's Cordis crosses Big
Black river, llurlburt's Corpscrossed 5 miles
dispersed; 215 killed and votutded, and 50
prisoners. Union loss, 8 killed and woun
ded. . . Rebels still demonstrating against
Feb. y. Rebel regiment at Dalton muti
ny rather than re-enlist, and several men are
shot. . . Rebel army is encamped round
Tunnel Hill, Baitou and Pome. . . Rebel
regiment (.2d Ky. J mutiny at Decatur, Ala.,
are fired on by :id Alabama.
. 1-Vb. 0. 3.025 bales of colton, worth
:.7tiO,000, burned at
iled from J.vi-ksonviheaiier ourning a steam
boat and 270 bales of cutton. 0 en. 0 iiimore
captured 100 prisoners, S guns, and luu-.-h
nroitertv without loing a man.
l-'eb.IO. Col. SfreiVnt, and 110 other offi
cers, escape from Libby J'rison by tunneiing.
i'eb. 1'. Train on the Baltimore aud
Ohio RailroaTl, 10 miles west of Harper's
Ferry, robbed by guerrillas . . Gens. Grier
son and Smiih set out on au extensive raid
through Mississippi, with three brigades.
Feb. 12. Mos,by attacks pickets at Ma-nt.-sas.
. . Gen. Smith's expedition reaches
Feb. 13. Gov. Brandette issues procla
mation for protection of fugitive slaves; tlw
rebeliion of their in:iitevi barring claims of
b'eb.'l 4. Capt. I'larshall, -tOth Massachu
setts surprised Gainsville, Fla. Is attacked
by larfee force of rebels, and routs thoai, with
heavy loss. Union loss, none, rebel loss,40.
. . Rebel Col. Furgusca surprised in Wayne
County, WestYa., losing CJ prisoners, arms,
horses, suTnlies, and ammunition, and re
leasing 5U0 Union prisoners, . . A company
of-i st. Mississippi . Colored surprised near
Grand Lake by guerrillas in Union dress. All
killed, but two. Some shot after surrender.
. . Sherman's expedition occupies Meridian ;
destroys the State arsenal and great quanti
ties of supplies and ammunition.- Smith's
expedition destroys a vast quantity of rebel
corn at Egypt, Miss... Feb. 14 to 21
Sherman's" expedition, while at Meridian,
send out detachments which devastate En
terprise, Marion, Quitman, Hillsboro,' Can
ton, Lake Station, Decatur, Bolton, and
Lauderdale Springs, destroying immense
quantities of stores of all kinds. . .Feb. 14
Cattle . depot at Waterproof, La., garrison
of 4o0 iK-groes 'attacked by rebel infantry,
eavahy, and artillery, who are repulsed three
times, and retire. .
peh5 is. The Chesapeake handed to
owners. , , P .
Feb. 1G. Gen. Pickett accused of hang
ing 51 negroes, captured at Newbern.
FeK ls Sherman's army arrives at
Quitman,;Ga., without opposition. . . llous
atonic, sloop of-war, sunk at Port Royal by
reoei lorpeuu-uoui,. . . ... v. " --
pedition (4.50oinf., 400 ca v., and 20 guns)
leaves Jacksonville and reaches Baldwin and
Feb. 19. Seymour's expedition advances
towards Sanderson, rlorida,
Feb. 20. Lonsrstreet retreats from Straw-Kn-T
Plni'n Tin Bull's GaD. . . Maior Cole
AToW at Piedmont, taking 3 offi
cers and 14 men. . . Seymour's expedition
rexuaa Smflprsnn. advances 6 miles beyond,
is a:cked by 15,000 rebels, falls back 2 miles
to Olustee, and here forced, after terrible
to rr treat. Two negro regiments,
54theMas.. and 1st N. C, cover the retreat
and save the army. Union loss, l,aou, ana
mnnv irnn5 lleU-l loSS. 2, 000. . . KeV. JJr.
en- Clmnlan 25th Rest, Corps d' Afrique,
about this date taken from his house near
j Doualdsonville, La., and hanged by guerril-
Mas. .. Smith's expedition moves ou West
Point, where Forrest. Lee. Chalmers, and
Rhoddy attack them. Smith falls back
slowly with severe fisrhtinsr.
Feb. 21. Gen. Palmer occupies Riuggold,
. . Smith's forces still falling back toward
Memphis. Forrest again attacks and con
tinues fighting until the 23d, when he is re
pulsed with great loss aud retreats.
Felfc 22. Mosby defeats 150 Uniou cav
alry near Danesville;.8 killed, 7 wounded,
75 missing ; 28 Mosby's men captured at
Warrenton by Major Cole. . . Strong L'nion
cnlumn advances from Chattanooga toward
Tunnel Hill. . . Rebel, train bestrnyed near
Poplar Bluffs, Mo. . . Louisiana State elec
tion, Michael nahn "elected Gov. of Louisi
ana, by 6,830 votes aeainst Fellows, 2,720,
and B. F. Flanders, 1,47.
Feb. 24 Defeat of rebels at Tunnel Hill,
Tenn. . . Grant moves on Dalton. -
Feb. 2G. Grant aonointed Lteutenant-
General. . . Crier-son's and Smith's forces
return-to Memphis. Results of expedition
are 200 rebel prisoners, 1,500 negroes, 300
horses taken: 3,000.000 bushels corn ,4,000
bales cotton, 2,000 hides, and 40 miles of
Mobile and Ohio Railroad. . . Tunnel Hill
occupied by column from Chattanooga, after
heavy skirmishing. . . Fire opeued upon
Fort Powell, by Farragut.
Feb. 27. .Col. Jourdan makes another
dash into Jones and Onslow counties, N. C;
captures 3 prisoners, and destroys stores and
ammunition. . . Sherman's expedition re
turns to Vicksburg after 22 days raid, devas
tating many towns, burning bridges, seizing
or destroying vast eiuantities of stores, liber
ating 10,000 negroes, taking, up many miles
of railways, and taking GOO prisoners. . .
Union loss, 170 killed and wounded. . . Gov.
Goodman, of Arizona, with exploring party,
fight with Indians, killed 5 and wounding
2S. Col. Richardson, notorious gu
captured near Cumberland River.
Seymour's retreating army reaches Bald
win, whiMi it evacuates, burning stores. . .
Gen. Kiipatiick, with 5,000 picked men,
leaves Culpepper for a raid on Richmond,
crosses the Rapidan at Ely's Ford, surpri
sing rebel pickets at Spottsylvania Court
House, and captured 15 and 2 officers.
Feb. -J. -Kilpatrick's exped'ii passed
through Louisa Court House, to Pamunky
Bridge, destroying as he went. A force is
sentjby Butler to re-enforce him. . . Expedi
tion of Custar's cavahy crosses Rapidan and
burning' it ' A licuer j-?rVA,.ly-.tv.,--i
scattered at Barton's Ford on d Starnards
ville roads, and Custar safely returns with
GO prisoners, horses, &c. . . Rebels in fc-ree
attack Newbern, N.C. Garrison ultimately
relieved by re-enrcements.
M.vncii 1. Rebel Government Sal Worko
at St. Marks, Fla., dostroyed by expeditions
from gunboat Tohoma about this time. .' .
Gen Thomas re-enforced, marching against
Dalton, from Tunnel Hill. ri
March 2. Reenforceiaents reachinguen.
Scj-mour at Jacksonville... Fergi'j5on, of
Forrest's cavalry, make dash into Marysville,
Tenn., murders an old mania cold blood and
irns ins lann.
March 3. Kilpatrick's expedition moves
to V jlhamsburg to rot. -dan pri.-ouera
an-1 stores captured and destroyed during
March 4. Col. Dalgren murdered. . .
Ki'natrick returns within L'nion lines, hav-
, i i -ii . . . t
in? destroyed several mi is o:i -juiura xmci
and penetrated to outer lortincations ot
Richmond. Loss 150, including Col. Dahl
grtu. March 5. Rebel cavalry still scounug
country east of Knoxville. . . (Jen. Custar,
with 500 men, crosses Ely's Fori, drives
rebel pk-kets and scouts for several miles
without opposition. . . Rebel Cavalry, in
force, attack 03 of 3d Tenn, at Panther
Sprint's. Union. 2 killed, 8 wounded. 22
prisoiiers. Rebel, 30 killed and wounded.
. . Gov. Chase withdraws from candidacy
for Presidency. . . Battle in Yazoo City,
between 11th 111. and 8th La., and 4 rebel
brigades. The Rebels were defeated with
considerable loss. Union loss, 6 killed, and
March G. Gunboat Petcrhooff sunk ff
Wilmington. . . Twenty -three Lnion soldiers
captured from Gen. Foster's command,
hung by rebels at Kingston one was a
drummer boy 15 years old. . . Sherman's
main army at Jackson, commencing to cross
Pearl River. .
March 7. Sherman's advance withdrawn
fromj Tunnel Hill to Ringgold. . . C. L.
Vallandigham advises rioting in retaliation.
. . Sherman's Cavalry enter Brandon, after
skirmishing, and camp 2 miles east.
March 8. Rebel cavahy driven from
cauiD near Carrolton. Grain mills and stores
burned. . . New York carries soldiers' vote
amendment bill by popular election, Ly over
March 9. Sherman at Ililsboro'. . Forty
of 30th Pa. esv. cap'dby guerrillas at Bris
tow Station, Va. T
March 10. Suffolk, Va., captured by b
nion forces. R. 25 k.. . A naval expedition
from Brashear City captures, camp, arms,
flag on Atchafalaya River. . . Pilatka occu
pied by Union forces. . . Red River expedi
tion embarks at Vicksburg. .
Maich 12. Gen. Grant appointed Commander-in-chief
of the armies of the United
States. ' ,
March 13. Indianola evac. by our troops,
. Gen Smith's army at Semmesport.
March 14. Fort De Russey captured. .
March 15. President calls for 200,000
men. . . Rebel plot to assassinate President
Lincoln. . . . Sherman repulses rebels near
March 16. Governor Bramlette remon
strates against employment of slaves. . . Bat
tle near Fort Pillow, rebels defeated, loss of
50 killed and wounded. : . . Arkansas votes
herself a free State. . . Generals Smith and
Banks at Alexandria, the rebels retreat to
3,(MK bales cotton.
March 17. Fort I)e Russcy blown up.
March 1. Rebel raid onSeabrook; they
March VJ. Rebel attack ou Port Roval
a Lrilure. '
' March 21. Gen. Mower captures rebel
camp at J Ieuderson Hill, 282 prisoners, guus,
See. . , Rebel raid on Magnolia. . . General
Mower captures 200 rebels, with' four guns
and caissons, at Natchitoches. . . Banks cap
tures 300 rebels near Alexandria.
March 24. Union City, Mo., and gam
son, attacked by Forrest.
March 25. Owen Lovcjoy died. aged 53.
March 2G. Forrest sacks I'aducali, Ky., '
but repulsed from i fort by -Colonel Hicks,
with white and colored troops four times,
and finally retires. Union loss 10 killed, 40
wounded. Rebel loss, 150 to 300 killed and
wounded. . . . Franklin, La., evacuated by
our forces. . . Col. Clayton destroys bridge
at Longvicw, Ark., captures 370 men, 35
wagons, 300 horses, and 00,000 Confeder
ate money. . . Sherman's army moves to
Canton and encamps.
March 27. The rebels blockade the Red
March 2S. Louisiana State Convention
to revise the Constitution meets at New Or
leans. . . Battle of Cane River; the rebels
'March 20. The rebels defeated at Leach
March 30. Natchitoches captured byGch
Lee.. . Battle of -Monticello. . . Copperhead
riot at Charleston and Mattoon, 111.
March 31. Rebels defeated at Crump's
Hill (Piuey Woods.)
TO BE CONTINUED.
Spooner'was once arrested for drunken
ness ; and waxed indignant thereat, Spoon
er is loyal. ,, -
"Now I axes,", says he, "if it's right to
go and arrest a man for supporting the Gov'
ment. Every drop of licker I swallows is
taxed taxed to support the war. S'ioseaII
usfel's was to stop drinkin' ? Why, the
war'd stop, and the Gov'ment'd stop.
That's the very reason I drinks. I don't like
grog; I mortally hates it. If I follered my
own inclination, I'd rather drink butter
milk, or ginger pop, or soda. But I lickers
for the ffood of HIV COlinln-. ami Ia fi nn
example of loyalty and virtuons resignation
to tne rising generation.
the inevitable segar in his mouth, when a
negro guard touched his arm, saying, "No
siuokeing on the dock, sir." "Are these
your orders?" asked the General, looking
un. " Yes. sir," replied the negro courteously
but decidedly. "Very good orders," said
Grant, throwing his segar into the water.
"Are you fond of Hogg's tales?" we ven
tured to ask eif a gentleman the other even
ing. "Yes Hike 'em roasted, wiih salt on
'em," was the response. "No ; but I mean,
have vou read Hogg's tales?" "No indeed,"
said he. '"our boss are all white or black.
I don't think theie is a red one among
When casting the electorial vote of Mis
souri the electors united in an eminently ap
propriate though an extra official act.
They joined in a petitfon to Governor II all,
for the pardon of three men sent to the pen
itentiary for aiding in the escape of slaves to
freedom, and their prayer was granted.
At Carbondale, Illinois, there are three'
cotton gins in operation, and all have been
busy since the beginning of the season.
Three hundred bales have been pressed
there and sent to market, all from the vicin
ity. Other gins are at work in the country.
Artemus Ward says: "If I am drafted
I will resign. Deeply gratefull for the un
expected honor thus' conferred upon rne,I
shall feel compelled to resign the pcsition in
favor of some worthy person. Modesty is
what ails me. That's what keeps me under."
A sack of flour which. has been sold and
resold in California and Oregon for the ben
efit of the Sanitary Commission till the sum
of $50,000 has been paid for it, is now on its"
way East to go through a similar process.
An Irish auctioneer, puffing up a pair of
jet ear rinss to a very respectable company
of ladies, said that they were "just the ort
of article he himself would purchase for his
wife were she a widow."
There is a man in St. 'Louis, Missouri,
who has two bushels aud a half of children.
His name is Peck, and is the father of 1 0 boys
and girls. lour pecks make one busnel.
Eat, digest; read, remember; earn, save;
love, and be loved. 1 f the.se four rules . be
strietlyVollowed, health, wealth, intelligence
and true happiness will be the result
"I am like Balaam," said a dandy, on
meeting a pretty girl in a narrow passage,
"stopped by an angel." "So ami," said
she, "for I'm accosted by an ass.".
"All bitters have a heating tendency or
effect," said a doctor to ayoung" lady. "You
will except a bitter cold morning, won't you,
doctor ?' inquired the lady.
If the storms of advrsary whistle around
you, whistle as bravely yourself ; perhaps
two. whistles may make some melody.
Give and it shall be given you; your
charity should seek the poor before -the
poor seek your charity. .
A down east editor declares that modesty
is a quality that highly adorns a wO)an;lut
ruins a man. " '
Shreveport and burn : two