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BY S. J. BOW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER S, 1865.
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nVVi BROTBERS, Dealers in Square Sawed
B.v u f. t.. aA. Owv.ries. Floar. Grain,
"TE-r'si.pr SrL 23. 188S.
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fiREDERICK LEITZINGER, Mwnfactnrerof
h ,11 kinds of Stone-ware. ClearBeid, . Pa. Or
.firtwlicite d-whosal. or retail. Jan. 1,1863
nRASS A BABRETT, Attorney, at lw. aear-
frgjN ,-: : : :
ROBERT J WALLACE, Attorney at Law. Clear
.A Pa Office in Shaw's new row, Market
aTjqle. Watch and Clock Maker, and
dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Ac. Room in
M.rket street., , ; Not. 10.
rid Pal Offc in Graham's Row, fourdoo s
R,nton's store. . Nov. 10.
vetl ol viiauwu
-TRT?WIciTnCSTON, Dealers in Drugs,
1 1 Medicines- P"" oiIs' Stationary, Perfume
, 2$M, etc, etc Mkt .tree t,
JP KRATZER, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth,
in. Hardware, Queensware, Groceries. Pro
ri.i os Ac. Front Street, abova tho Academy,
ClMifield.Pa. April 27.
fTTlLLIAM F.IRWIN, Market street, Clearfield,
V Pa., Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Mer
chandise. Hardware, Queensware, Groceries, and
ftmily articles generally, ; -. : . Nov. 19.
JOHN GFELICH, Manufacturer of all kinds ol
Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa.
H also makes to order Coffins, on short notice, and
attends funerals with a hearse. Aprl0,'59.
DR. M. WOODS,' Practicixo Phtsiciax, and
Examining Surgeon for Pensions,
Ce, South-west coiner of Second and Cherry
Street, Clearfield, Pa. January 21, 1863.
milOMAS J. M'CCLLOUGH, Attaxney at Law,
I Clearfield, Pa. Office, east of the "Clearfield
Bank. Deeds and other legal instruments pre-
and with promptness ana accuracy. wuija
JB MEN ALLY, Attorney at Law, Clearfield,
. Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjoining
counties. Office in new brick building of J. Boyn
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lanich s Hotel.
DICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign and Do
li mestie Dry Goods, Groceries, Flour, Bacon,
Liquors. 4e. Room, on Market street, a few doors
weat ot JoiirntJOJtes, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27.
THOMAS W. MX)RE, Land Surveyor and Con
veyancer. Office at bis residence, f mile east
f Pennvilla. Postoffice address, Grampian Hills.
Deeds and other instruments of writing neatly
executed. Jane 7th, l!Jo5-ly.
WM. ALBERT A BRO S, Dealers in Dry Goods,
I roceries, Hardware, Queensware, Flour,
Bacon, etc., Woodlanl, Clearfield county, Penn'a.
Also, extensive dealers in all kinds of sawed lum
ber, fbinglas, and square timber. Orders solici
Ud. Woodland, Aug. 19th, 1863.
T.R.J.P. BITRCn FIELD, late Surgeon of
U the 83rd Regt Penn'a Vols, having return
ed from the army, offers his professional services
to the eitisens of Clearfield and vicinity. Prof
it ttional calls promptly attended to. Office on
South-East corner of 3d and Market streets.
Oct 4, 1885 6m-pd.
AUCTIONEER. The undersigned having
been Licensed an Auctioneer, would inform
us eitisens of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to calling sales, in any part of the county,
whenever called upon. Charges moderate
Address, f JOHN M'QUILKIN, .
Miy 1J ; . Bower Po., Clearfield co.;Pa.
AUCTIONEER. The undersigned having
been Licenced an Auctioneer, would inform
theeitiiens of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to calling sales, in any part of the county,
whenever called upon. Charges moderate.
Address. NATHANIEL RISHEL,
Feb. 22. 165. Clearfield, Pa.
e. a. FOSTER,
WM. V WRIGHT,
W. A. WALLACE,
J. D. M OIRK,
A. K. WRIGHT,
fi. L. RKED.
Banking and Collection Office
FOSTER, PERKS, WRIGI1T & CO.,
Philipsburo. Centre Co., Pa.
Bills of Exchange, Notes and Drafts discounted.
Deposits received. Collections made and pro
reed promptly remitted. Exchange on the Cities
constantly on hand. The above Banking House
is now open &nd ready for business.
Pfailipabnrg, Centre Co., Pa., Sept. 6, 1S65.
HAFPT & CO., at Milesburg, Pa., continue
to furnish castings of every description at
short notice. They have the best assortment of
patterns in the country for steam and water-mills
of every description. All kinds of machine and
plow castings furnished. XewWorld and Hatha
way cook-stoves always on hand. " They make 4
horse sweep and 2-horse tread-power threshing
machines price at shop, $150 with shaker and
50 feet of strap, " Warranted to give satisfaction
in threshing, and kept good to thresh one crop,
free of charge. , June 28, 1365-y.
Isaac Hadpt, at Bellefonte, continues to take
risks for insurance in anv good stock company in
the State. Also in New York : the Royal and Et
na at Hartford ; and the Liverpool and . London,
capital $8,000,000. ,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Curwe.s
Johs Pattos, Pres t. Capital paid in $ 75,000
Sam lAbsold, Cash. Authorized cap $200,000
' DIRECTORS :
Wm. Irvin, John Patton, Samuel Arncld
F. K. Arnold, Daniel Faust, K. A. Irvin,
J. F. Irvin, G. H. Lytle, H.P.Thompson
This bank buys and sells all kinds of Govern
ment securities. 7-30 notes always on hand and
for sale. Receives money on deposit, and if left
for a specific time allows interest. Buys and sells
drafts and exchange. Notes and bills discounted
at legal rate of interest, and does a general bank
We have recently erected a very substantial
Banking house, with a good vault, burglar safe,
., and will be glad to receive any valuables our
inends and cuttomert may have, that they desire
yt i would respectfully solicit the business of !
Merchants, Lumbermen, and other, and will en- i
-w. uibri) ii mcir interest to uo tneir bank
Wg business with us. SAMUEL ARNOLD,
"ensvillfr, Pa. Oct 25, 1P65. Cashier: '
T ATIIER an assoitinent for sale by
if ' . ! MERRELL BIGLER
essabr 14. 1894. CJtTleM,P
Dropping down the troubled river,
- To the tranqail, tranquil shore; -Dropping
down the misty river,
Time's willow shaded river,
To the Spring embosomed shore ;
Where the sweet light shine th ever,
And the sun goes down no more,
O wondrous, wondrous shore !
Dropping down the winding river.
To the wide and welcome sea ;
Dropping down thw narrow river,
Man's weary, wayward river.
To the blue and ample sea;
Where no tempest wrecketh ever,
Where the sky is fair and free ;
O joyous, joyous sea 1
Dropping down the noisy river, '
To our peaceful, peaceful home ;
Dropping down the turbid river, .
Earth's bustling, crowded river, .
To our gentle, gentle home;
Where the rough roar riseth never,
And the vexings cannot come ;
O loved and longed for home!
Dropping down the eddying river,
With a helmsman true and tried ;
Dropping down the perilous river,
Mortality's dark river,
' With a sure and heavenly Guide ;
Even Him, who, to deliver
My soul from death, hath died ;
O Helmsman true and tried!
Dropping down the rapid river.
To the clear and deathless land :
Dropping down the well-known river,
Life's swoll'n and rushing -river,
To the resurrection-land:
Where the living live forever,"
And the dead have joined the band !
,. O fair and blessed land !
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING.
By the President of the United States of
America ; A POCLAMATION.
Whereas, It has pleased Alniiglity God
during the year which is now coming to an
end, to relieve our beloved country from
the fearful scourge of civil war, and to per
mit us to secure the blessings of peace, unity,
and harmony with a great enlargement of civil
liberty. And whereas, our lleavenly Fath
er has also during the year graciously avert
ed from us the calamities of foreign war, pesti
lence and famine, -while our granaries are
full of the fruits of an abundant season :
And whereas righteousness exaltetb a nation,
while sin is a reproach to any people ;
Now, therefore, be it known, that I, An
drew Johnson, President of the United
States, do hereby recommend to the people
thereof that they do set apart and observe
the first Thursday of December next as a
day of National Thanks given to the Crea
tor of the Universe for these deliverances
and blessings. And I do further recom
mend, that on that occasion the whole peo
ple make confession of our national sins
against LTis infinite goodness, and with one
heart and one mind implore the Divine guid
ance, in the ways of national virtue and holi
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand, and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this
twenty-eight day of October, in the
year ot our Lord one thousand ' eight
l. S.hundred and sixty-five, and of the In
dependence ot the United . States of
America the ninetieth.
By the President:
Wjl H. Seward, Secretary of State.
Education in Tennessee. The Teach
ers' Association of the State of Tennessee
publish some facts with regard to education,
which are bcth deplorable and alarming.
The white population of the State is" about
830,000. Of the adults there are 83,000
who are unable to read and write. For the
education of 300,000 children there is no
public provision. It seems almost incredi
ble that f uch a condition of things should
exist in any part of our country, but the
statements come from the State itself, and
from persons in itjwho have the best oppor
tunity of knowing their correctness. Their
first internal efforts at reconstruction should
be made to embrace a system of common
school education for the intellectual and
moral benefit of the white population as well
as for the two hundred and thirty thousand
blacks who are still more needy.
A soldier orator, now campaigning in New
York, aptly illustrates the condition of the
Democracy, by a story of a man who mistook
fish balls which he had never eaten for
biscuits. After eating a bit, he laid down
the supposed biscuit in disgust, with the re
mark that "there was something dead'va. it."
The experience of the copperhead Democra
cy of this region plainly verifies the fact that
there is something dead in that party, as
the cops all look as if they had communion
with ghosts. .
Liquidation or the National Debt.
Accoriding to the official figures, the national
indebtedness was reduced nearly thirteen
million dollars in September, or at the rate
of one hundred and fifty-six millions a year.
The entire governmental expenditurefor the
coming year will be $265,000,000, which,ac
cording to the present appearances, will be
covered by the income from internal revenue
alone. '- ' . , .
Champ Ferguson's horse won the prize at
the Kentucky Horse Fair.
The population of Washington, D. C. , is
125,000. .1 ;-- ; ': - ' '. .-
THE BOY AND THE PANTHES.
A WILD WESTERN SCENE.
It was a fine morning in August, when lit
tle Samuel Eaten, about seven years old, was
making a dam in the brook that ran before
his father's doo- lie was an only and
beautiful child, and his mother almost idol
ized him. There he was with his trowsers
tucked up above his knees, working like a
beaver,his mother's eyes gleaming out from
beneath his sunburnt hair, and with some of
his father's strength tugging at a large stone
in the bed of the stream.
"Samuel you had better come in, hadn't
you?" said.IIannah in atone of half-mother
"No," said Samuel.
An acorn came floating down the stream.
The boy took it up, looked at it, was pleas
ed, and "reckoned" in his mind that there
were more up the "gully," and -when his
mother's back was turned, off he started for
The gorge of the mountain into which he
was about to enter, had been formed (the
work of many centuries) by the attrition of
the stream he had just been playing in ; and
walking on the level that bordered each
side of the water, he boldly entered the ra
vine. An almost perpendicular wall or
bank ascended on each side to the hight ot
one hundred feet, composed of rocks and
crags, fretted by decay and storm into fau
tastic .shapes and positions. A few scatter
ed bushes and trees sought nourishment xrom
the earth that had fallen from the level a
bove, and excepting their assistance, and
the unseen surface of the rock, this natural
fort seemed inaccessible but to bird and
beast. About an eighth of a mile from the
entrance a cataract closed the gorge, t hrqw
ing up its white veil of mist iu seeming
guardianship of the spirit of waters. The
verdant boughs hanging over the bank cast
a deep gloom upon the bud below, while so
lofty was the distance, they seemed to grow
up to the sky. Blue patches of water were
seen peeping between them.
' Hannah soon missed her boy, but as lie
had otten wandered in the fields where his
father was at work, she concluded he must
be there, and checked coming tears with
the hope that he would return at the dinner
hour. When it came, 'neither Josiah nor
any of his men knew where he was. Then
the agitated mother exclaimed :
"lie's lost! he's lost! My poor boy will
starve iu the woods!"
Gathering courage, she hastly summoned
the family around her, and dispatched them
all but her husband to search in different
directions in the neighboring forest. To her
husband she said : "Scour every field you
call your own.JIt you can't find him joiu me
in the gorge."
: "lie wouldn't go to the gorge, Hannah!"
"He would go anywhere." She knew
not why, but a presentiment, that her boy
had followed the course of the stream,
dwelt strongly on her mind.
"I can't find him, Hannah," said the
husband, as he joined her at. the mouth of
the gorge. An eagle flew past the mother
as she entered the ravine. She thought to
herself, "the dreadful birds are tearing my
child into pieces;" and, frantic, she hasten
ed on, making the walls of the ravine echo
back her screams for her offspring. The
only answer was the eternal thunder of the
boiling cataract, which, as if in mockery
of her woe, threw its cold spray upon her
hot and throbbing temples. She strained
her eyes along the dizzy hight that peered
through the mist till she could no longer
see, and her eyes filled with tears.
Who but a woman can tell the feelings of
a woman's heart ? Fear came thick and
fast over the reeling brain of Hannah. "Oh,
my boy ! my brave boy will die !" and ring
ing her hands in agony she sank at her hus
band's feet. The pain of "hope deferred"'
had strained her heart-strings to the ' ut
most tension, and it seemed as if the rude
hand of despair had broken them all. The
terrified husband threw water in her pale
face, and strove bv all the arts he knew to
win her back to life. At last she opened
her languid eyes, stared wildly around, and
rose tremblingly to her feet. As she stood
like a heart-brokenjNiobe, 'all tears,' a frag
ment of rock came tumbling down the op
posite bank. She looked up she was her
self again, for halfway up the ascent stood
her own dear boy. . . .
But even while the glad cry was issuing
from her lips it turned into a note of horror.
"Oh, mercy, mercy !" The crag on which
the boy stood projected from the rock in
such a way as to hang about twelve feet
over the bank. Right below one of the
edges of the crag, partly concealed among
some bushes, crouched a panther. The
bold youth was aware of the proximity of
his parents, and the presence of his danger
ous enemy about the same time. He had
rolled down the stone in exultation, to con
vince his parents of the high station he
had attained, and he now had another in
hand, drawing it back, and looking at them
as if to ask them whether he should throw
it at the terrible animal before him. . .Till
then the mother stood motionless in her sus
pence; butcosciousof the danger to her son if
he irritated the beast, she rushed some dis
tanse up the rock. Yet, with the fearless
mind of childhood, and a temper little used
to control, he fearlessly threw the fragment
with all his might at the ferocious beast.
It struck one of his feet. He gave a sud
den growl, lashed his tail
seemed about to spring.
"Get vour rifle. Josiah !'
with fury, and
The poor man
stirred not. His glazed eye was fixed as
with a look of death upon the panther, and
he appeared paralized with fear. His wife
leaped from her stand, and placing her hand
upon her husband's shoulders, looked into
his face and said "Are you a man, Josiah
Eaton, do you love your child ?" He start
ed, as if from sleep, and ran with furious
haste from the ravine. -
Again the mother looked toward her son.
He had fallen upon his knees and was whis-
pering the little prayers which she had taught
him, not in cowardly fear, but a thought
came across his mind that he must die. The
distracted mother could keep still no longer.
She rushed up the steep ascent with the
energy of despair, reckless of danger, think
ing only ot her son. The rocks crumbled
and slipped beneath her feet, yet she fell
not. On, she struggled in her agony. The
furious creature paused a moment when he
saw her approach. True to his nature he
sprang at the boy. He barely touched the
crag, and fell backward, as Hannah ascen
ded the opposite side. "Ah!" said she,
laughing deliriously, "the panther must try
it again oefore he parts us, my boy ; but we
won't part. ' ' And sinking on her knees be
fore him, she fondly folded him to her breast
bathing his young forehead with her tears.
Unaltered in his ferocity, and his manner
of gratifying it, the panther again sprang
from his situation. This time he was more
successful. His forehead struck the edge of
"He will kill us mother ! he will kill us!"
and the boy nestled close to his mother's
bosom. "Go away! go away;" shrieked
the mother, hearse with horror, "you shant
have my child !" Closer, still closer he
came his red eyes flashing fury, and the
quick pantings of his breath came in her
very face. At this awful moment the faint
report of firearms conies from below the
panther's foothold fails his sharp claws
loosen from the rock, and the baffled beast
rolls down the precipice at the feet of Josiah
The sun's last rays gleamed on the little
group at the mouth of the gorge. They
were on their knees the niotl er's hands
raiseil over the head ot her son, and the
voice of.nraver eoins to their Guardian for
His mercy in thwarting the panther of his
prey. cr ,
The Murder Mania. .
Have we a murder mania among us?
Certainly, it would seem so from the fre
quent occurrence of dark deeds of murder
occurring in different parts of the country.
Our exchanges from cities and towns em
braced in that circle, contain in almost ev
ery number the details of some horrible
bloody affair, or attempt to take human lifa,
which are perfectly appalling and fearfu'ly
real. . Such a record of crime as has been
written during this past year, has never be
fore been known in the United States. This
alarming increase of murder and rob
b2ry can only be attributed to the demoral
ized condition of society. The wholesome
restraint of other days have been too long
neglected and disregarded. Crime of every
description has been winked at by magis
trates and people too. and the law allowed
to slumber on undisturbed to the intense
gratification of the lawless and depraved of
the land. e must see to it, that the law
is carefully carried out against olFenders of
all descriptions. The punishment of great
criminals is not sufficient. Indict upon all
such the penalties of the law, but do not
overlook the importance of the miner ones.
Their offences do not call for heavy fines and
long imprisonments, but it this class is al
lowed to escape the limited punishment
their conduct deserves, they grow bolder r
time, and otten shock society by the atrocity
of their crimes, The law is imperative in
its application to every phase of offence a
gainst its dignity, which is insulted when the
public welfare isoutraged. It discriminates
between the nature and extent of crimes,
and provides a penalty for each of them.
The law whether as amunincipalruleof civ
il conduct, commanding what the people are
to do and what they are to forbear, or as
prescribed by the supreme powei of the
Si ate to them for regulating their actions,
particularly their social actions, ought to
be enforced nromptlv without fear or favor.
This is the onlv rule which will rid us of
those who make life itself a burden, from
the fears and sorrows they bring upon soci
ety, and by which the beneficence of law
can be proved.
Andersonville Wirz at Home.
Now that the trial of Captain Wirz, of
Andersonville nortoriety, is ended, and the
disclosure can do him no harm, we may
mention that, most assuredly, he is not very
highly esteemed in his own native Switer
land. A paper published near Z irich, and
called the Wtuthur-Landftote (which, being
interpreted, means the Winthur Messenger,)
says that he is a native or Zurich, where,
twenty years ago. he held a small appoint
ment in the Merchants':hall. t He aid not
eminently distinguish himself there, for, in
April, 1847, he was convicted on a charge
of forgery and embezzlement, and sentenced
to four years' imprisonment and labor in the
house of correction. Being a sickly person,
and having suffered from illness in prison,
he was discharged when his sentence had
run only a year. Shortly before 1800, he
emigrated to the United States. His ca
reer in this country is well known, and, no
doubt, will soon be closed by the last pun
ishment of the law.
Georgia Election. The official vote
from ninety-four counties in Georgia, return
ed to the office of the Provisional Governor,
footse up a little overjthirty-five thousand. A
low estimate of the number cast in the re
maining thirty-eight counties makes the to
tal at the last election about forty-five thou
sand. The highest vote ever cast in the
State was about 1 06,000. Losses during the
war and removals from the State have, of
course,greatly reduced the aggregate of the
voting population. In many of the coun
ties there was no opposition, and a fight vote
was polled; in others, distant from the cap
ital, but a short period was allowed to take
the amnesty oath, and a large number of loy
al citizens, in every section of the State, who
were embraced within the exception of the
amnesty proclamation, not having been par
doned,did not vote. . .
The Yankee and the Soup.
. ."I sa'ay, waiter!" exclaimed a yankee at
one of our large hotels the other day, lean
ing back from over a plate of half-eaten
soup "I say, waiter this ere soup a'int as
1 have seen.
"Sir," exclaimed the waiter in very pro
per indignation, "I don't know what you
means by such an insineration. I v must go
to Carvin-knite about that"
He accordingly goes off, and presently, re
turns with the head waiter.
"Beg pai-don sir," said the latter. "Did
you have the honor of making a remark re
specting the soup?" ,i '
"Wall, I did,'r drawled the Yankee.
"A'n't no use denyin that"
"Well, sir," replied the head warter, look
ing red in the face, "shall I have the pleas
ure of saying to the superintendent that you
say the soup is dirty?"
"Look here," continued the Yankee,
throwing himself back in his chair, "you can
report to the superintendent, if you've got
such an officer over ye '(I s' posed they had su
perintendents in Sunday schools, but never
heard of one in a tavern afore), you kin
just say tew him I said to that linen-jacket
feller ther ; ahd mind, now, if you pervart
the truth, I'll teach you that the gods of the
heathen are a vain thing,in jest no time at
all. Tell the superintendent what I said ;
but don't yer lie."
"Anything the matter here, Thomas ?"
asked the superintendent, coining up ju.-t
then. Anything wrongsir.I
"He says the soup a n't clean, sir?"ex
claimed the waiter.
"That'sateetotallie," exclaimed the Van
kee. "I didn't say twas dirty ; I didn't say
twa'n't clean. I shouldn't have said any
thing about yer soup at all, if that linen-jacket
feller hadn't poked a bill for the dinner in
my face atorc I becrun to eat. 1 sha n t pay
in advance. He had more'n forty things
charged on it. more n 1 coud tat m tew
fortnights. Had a lot of wine charged, when
I belong to the Sons. What I hev, I'll pay
for when the work's done. This house was
recommended to me for afus-ratc tavern; but
that s pnrty nigh onto swindhn.
. "My dear sir," replied the superintendent,
smillin at the ludicrous affair, "that is only
our bill of fare, designed simply to indicate
what dishes may be called tor. Uur pnce3
tor dinner are unitoim.
"The deuce you say !" exclaimed the Yan
kee. ; "Well, the fact is, I didn't mean any
thins aarin yer soun. What I was a iroin1
ter say is this, that the soun wasn't so clean
as I hev seen : for yer see when I was trav-
ellin in Pennsylvania.they had some soup at
one tavern so clean, that if yer should dip a
white cambric hankcrchief interit.it wouldn't
The superintendent and the "linen-jacket
fellers" did not stay long after this. but made
their exit, helped on by uproarious laughter
Irom the neighboring tables.
Protection Commended to Us j an English
Mr. Handel Cossham, one of the English
capitalists now in this country, sneaking at
the New York Union League Club supper,
"No Englishman who had not seen Amer
ica with his own eves could have any proper
conception of the magnitude of her resour
ces, the rapidity of her progress, nor the
great power she wielded as a nation. He
was not disposed to make small beer of his
native land, for he would be an unworthy
son if he did ; but he had to acknowledge
that America was far ahead of England in
her resources and her territory, lie thought
that if Americans oidi developed their coun
try resources in the future as Englishmen
had Great Britain, their future would be
The very great essence of truth the sum
of the laws of Economy which underlie the
wealth of nations ! How did Englishmen
with the harmonious legislation of their Par
liament ever seconding their efforts, "devel
op the resources of Great Britain ?" By
Drotectinir the domestic manufactures of
their island against foreign competition
for centuries together, without suspension
or relaxation, by every device that lawyers
could frame and practical spinners, smelters
and weavers, could suggest When this
persistent policy of Protection was crowned
with the success at which it aimed, and
England had become the "Workshop of the
World," then, and not till then, did she
preach to nations of the world her impudent
doctrine of Free Trade that the way for
them to grow rich was to raise raw products
for her use at prices she should see fit to pay
and to take from her in exchange manufac
tured goods at prices she should see fit to
charge. " i . -
Dr. Jordan, editor of the Indianapolis
Gazette, who was one of the most successful
physicians in Cincinnatti, in 1849, in the
treatment of cholera, speaks as follows.in his
journal, in reference to that terrible plague:
"In all probability it (the cholera) will be
here next year, and it may be early in the
spring or summer. We have had some ex
perience in the treatment of this dreadful
disease, in 1849, in Cincinnatti, as some of
our readers will probably recollect, and we
found one article of very great importance
that ot prickly ash . berries. We, there
fore, advise druggists everywhere to secure
as many of these berries as they can, or at
least a reasonable quantity. This can be
done by letting the country people know
about it, and they will gather them. S hould
the cholera comevwe shall certainly want
some of these berries. As to ; the manner
of using them, it will be ' time enough to
speak ol that herealtr. ' -;
Eussia'a Progress in the East.
Next to the wonderful progress of the Uni
ted States in growth of territory and popu
lation, perhaps the most astonishing instance
of rapid advance in national wealth and pow
er is Russia. , ,.
After the check that nation received by s
the Crimean war, it was supposed that its
ambitious schemes would be stopped for a
while. But such was not the case. Re
fraining from pur.-ueiug conquests farther.
in the feouth, Russia turned her attention
in another quarter, and concentrated her
forces for conouests in Central Asia. Ow
ing to the formation of the country, but lit
tle news has been received from that sec
tion enough, however, to show t hat the Km-
peror ot Russia has succeded in carrying out
his plans in a manner perfectly agreeable to
Some months since, we had rumors by
our foreign mails that a Russian army of
nearly 50,000 men had been signally defeat
ed in a pitched battle on the plains of Inde
pendent la nary by thetmirotJJokhara; but
now, within a lew days, the truth has reach
ed us and the story reversed. The Russians
carried everything before them, and their
territory enlarged by some hundreds of
miles. It now reaches clear to the moun
tainous districts of the Tartar land.
A quarter of a century ago, the Southern
boundaries of the Russian territory were
the northern edge of the great wastes of the
Steppes, but since that time they have been
pushed farther, so as to embrace the whole
of that vast wilderness and a large purt of
the region lying still below it, until last year,
according to accounts received, the line of
the great empire reached from the Ural riv
er and the Caspian sea to the Tartar plains.
Although Great Britain has not regarded
this rapid advance of the Russians from
time to time, without apprehension, as: a
,yiuptom of future collision when her own
Asiuiic boundaries shaM touch those cf the
Muscovite, her agents and officers in the far
east frankly acknowledge that, for the pres
ent, at least, it is calculated to benefit the
spread of civilization by subduing the bar
barism of the nomadic races of the interior,
and preparing them for a gentler life. -
In this point of view, we may cordially,
hail .the onward march of Russian power "
through regions heretofore inaccessible to :
the arts and commerce of the Western World. ',
In common with the other nations that are
to be ultimately benefitted by it, the people
of the United States, whose ingenious in
ventions, liberal principles and irrepressible
trade quickly press in, wherever there is an
opening, may look forward to their share of
the grand results that are to follow any pro
cess which will add one or two hundred mil
lions to the list of consumers.
American Claims Against England.
A Washington dispatch says : "The no
tice issued by the Slate Department, some
time since, calliug for the presentation ot
claimsagainst foreign governments, has been
quite freely responded to, and 3Ir. Seward
will, no doubt, give these matters his atten- -tion
soon after his return. This notice was
mad public before Earl Russel had pointedly
refused to entertain Mr. Adams' proposition
tor a settlement, but the latter tact will not,
it is believed, deter Mr. Seward from mak
ing up a complete list of all just claims, and
presenting His Lordship with the bill in full.
In no evcut, however, is an unpleasant re
sult feared. ; The fact that . the finances
abroad were not at all influenced by the pub
lication of the correspondence, shows that
Lombard and Threadneedle streets at least,
were perfectly calm over the matter, and
that all the "apprehensions" of a break in
the friend'y relations of the two govern
ments were confined to the editorial sano
tums of the London journals. The impres
sion here is that the commission suggested
by Earl Russel will be accepted, and that
all the questions in dispute arising out of
the war, on both sides, will be referred to
that body for adjustment"
We see announced by the Lebanon pa
pers that a great scientific and mechanical
feat is now being performed at Cornwall, in
that county. It is the building of a spiral '
railway around and to the top of the great '
iron-ore mountain.. It starts from the level
of the Cornwall railroad, and revolves
around the mountain, at some places over
tressel-work, at others over high embank
ments, and again at others through ponder
our cuts in the solid bodies of iron ore, un
til it reaches the very top of the mountain.
A great part of the way is completed, a
great part is ready for the sills, while the
rest is progressing actively. A powerful
locomotive has been obtained to do the work
of moving the trains, which is already at
Cornwall ready for work. The spiral road
proper, when completed, will be over two
miles in length, and a work the equal of
which cannot be found probably in the world.
An Over-Scrupulous Divine. A wed
ding was appointed in Brooklyn, at which
one of the fair daughters of that city was to
be united to a gentleman of worth. The
cards were issued, and the wedding announ
ced to take place at one of the Baptist
churches. In a short time other cards fol-.
lowed, announcing that the wedding would . -take
place in a Presbyterian church, Th'V;
explanation came out The Baptist minis
ter found that the lady, a member of his fold. .
was to be united to an "unbeliever" albeit
a most worthy man and he refused to unite
the parties in the holy bonds of marriage.
Not to be thwarted, and adhering to her' ;
choice, the lady found a less reluctant parson
at - the Presbyterian altar. The Baptist '
preacher evidently did not believe with St.
Paul, "that the unbelievinjr husband
sanctified by a believing wife. '
Over 150 vessels are engaged in the her
ring-fisheries off Portland, Maine, and 50,000
barrels hare already . been taken. '