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TH E C. T U S
PRODUCING OIL COMPANY.
A PULL PAID STOCK.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.40 PER -SOARS.
WORKLNG CAPITAL, eakooo. •
The Charter of this Company will be issued by the Coo•
monwealth of Pennsylvania, under . th eAct
of April filst, 1854.
JOHN H. RILEY.
3, L. -SPROGLE.
. _ , CORDOBA:I'ORa,
Z. L. Eprogle, . Thos. L. Gillespie,
Jac At. Elley, , E. H. Nevin, of Carlisle, Pa.
al. B. gwass, E. M. Biddle, "
1 B. P. Boathwarth.
The Stock will be earning at the rate of one per cent.
per month on the Sabscripuon price from the very day .of
the date of the Charter.
The Properties of the Company are ire fee simple, abs,o
lately, and clear of an incumbrances.
NO. 1. is a tract of% acres of lend, situated in Penang°
CettatlyPennsylvania, frontmg on the Allegheny River,
on the westerly bank, two mile.' below Franklin. nearly
oppodte, and to range with, the breek'of lower Two Mile
ar-Vaa Buren Run,—which is, topographically, a contin.
nation of the break of Oil Creek—n* yielding seven bar
rels of Oil per day, without intermission.
NO.. 2, Is a tract, containing ISO acres, with good new
house and bans thereon, known as the HAEILAti Ferue
100 auras of which are under cultivation, the remainder
wen timbered, situated immediately back from the river
and. in the rear of the property above described. 'The
greater portion of this farm is good boring territory.
Contracts for boring wells on Tract No. 1, can be made
upon terms Limp:smear dud! not be nrade u aril Oil is:freak
in remen.nering quantity, so confident are good and expe
rienced Inners of the ample return which the territory will
The annvanclings are of the most desirable descriptions
of Oil producing territory. Adjoining' Tract No. 1, are
the celebrated "Lee Wells," immediately below, on the
eamabant of the river, are the widely known "Hoover
Vier—one of•a - hich has yielded,theusunds of barrels du
ringibe past three years: while ou Hannibal Island. and
els the opposite bank of the Allegheny, including the
gaile and Morrow," "Lee," "Roberts" and the "Smoky
(Sty," are several largely producing wells. all of which
are in the Immediate ne i ghborhood; while numbers of
otheti are in process of boring, on both aides of the river.
It la proposed to bore two new wells on the river front,
and others on the farm, with as little delay as possible,-
..A gemtletuns of practical experience la the business—
having been actively employed in the Oil region during
the past five years--and who is thoroughly qualified fur
the development of Oil territory, will bare the superinten
dence of the operations of the Company on these lands. d
In stating the present yield of Oil from this property, the
crectitininber of barrels is given in order that the repre
sentations now made may be fully realized, in the earn
ings of at least one per cent per mouth on the subscription
price of the stock, without drawback.
Persons desirous of making safe investments in Oil
Stocks may rely on the lasung character of the Pruduceag
Wells, and the consequent certainty of profit which attends
Oil opmations in this vicinity, along the Allegheny
A. IL MIA LLOIL Agent,
jen.ll-9tl Comb. Vol. Railroad Office, Chambereburg, Pa.
THE JERSEY WELL OIL COMPANY
250,000 MAIMS, AT 52,00 PER SHARE.
DR. ALBERT G. ROBERT,
- of Philadelphia.
SECRETARY AND TREASURER,
WILLIAM M. BARLOW,
Of Ledyard Barlow, Philadelphia.
-THREE _PER CENT. YEE MONTH ON 4/WO,OOO
In =ding die attention of capitalists to this enterprise,
the Directors llave,no hesitation in expressing their belie/.
that their reams from it will be more certain andmiore
Musa than fear: any new company now before the aorn.
mtmity. The property of the company consists of the fol.
Three-eights of the working interest in the eel
ebrated Jersey Well, on the Hyde and Egbert Farm, on
Oil Creek, yids the acre of land on which the well is lc.
Wed., This well has been Rowing since early in May,
1864, at the rate of about three hundred and filly barrels
daily; and I. now sowing at that rate, thus yielding to the
Company between fifty and sixty barrels daily, worth, at
precut prices, twenty ttatsand dollars per month, which
halm to the Stockholders In this Company,
More than Three per Cent. per Month
from the inert There is room on the land for several
mare wells, 'two of which will be immediately commenced
bythe Company, and in which we shall bare the same
interest win the Jersey. The character of this property,
as 0111111 d, Is well known; it is only necessary to say that
no well on it has ever failed in getting, oil, while it has
already produced the Maple Shade, the Coquette, and the
No. 2. Twenty-five acres in fee on the east side of the
Allegheny river, opposite the month of Big Sandy. This
tract has about forty rods' front on the river, and contains
. a large ansonntef boring surface. Oil wells yielding terse
ly are found near this property ; among them the Hubbs,
the Hoover, exo The Company intend to proceed at once
to develop this fine property, and feel sanguine of success.
_Nth 3. :Alum of fifteen years on the Wm. B. Wilson
Farm, on Slippery Rock Bun, in Lawrence County, Pa.
NOS. 1,5, 6, 7 and 8 are also leases on Slippery Rock
Ran, containing four hundred acres in all. '1 hey were
obtained in April, 1864, by Dr. Egbert, and continue for
like= youstrem their date. They seem* to the Lessees
all the all and other minerals contained in the several
tads, with the right to divide and sublet, with all othet •
rights and privileges connected with the business of mining
for oil, coal and other minerals, and reserve a royalty of
only sme-eightb of said oil or minerals.
The Slippery Rock Territory is a new and only partial.
ly developed oil region ; Ina the success already obtained
there and on the 3f:droning River, n few miles west, to
ether with the large quantities of oil found north, south,
eastendwest it, lead us to hope that it willprove a suc
cessful oil region,
-.Xlse Company have already an excellent engine, tools,
aadallheoestary,_fixtureson the grounds, with a well part.
ly deem, and shill proceed to develop the property as fast
These lands and lens, ; were all selected for oil, pnrpo
.e.brthe President of this Company, whose great success
lathe Oil bitidatss, sterling integrity, and force of chant
ter are too well known to require comment here.
trahteri . pffonf received at the office of
LEDYARD & BARLOW,
0 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia.
Pray _a Ethelred Number of Shares are For sal.
Docks open for a short time at Oaks & Lion's Ware
house, North Main St, Chambersbarg.
jazdk- D. BRAINERD OARS, :cut
r um SPRING & RUBLE FARM
aem,2OO,OOCL Notting Capital, $40,000.
Pit7i Value, $2.50. Subscription Prue $2 per share.
A. B. LONGAKER, President
J. ALLISON EYSTER, Treas.
R. Eby, Harrisburg, John White. Jr., Now York,
Lobpber. 2Sorthl 4 o, J. Hervey Jones, 'Pittsburgh
W. H. Schell, Philade.; J. Allison Eyster,
Alexander R. Reed Psttsburgh.
Office No. Me Sonia 4a strut, (first flour, back room,)
Ph tiad , ph td
MIRES-41 per share at time of suleteription, 0.1 , 11).11one°
to thirty dpya. de 21
gTEAM" TO-"AND FROM THE OLD
COUNTRY.—The well known favorite Clydo-Built
Iron Bteemens of the ANCHOR LINE of Steamships,
"HIBERNIA," "CALEDONIA," "BRITANNIA" and
"MUTED KINGDOM . ," are intended to sail fortnightly
to and from New York, carrying passel - Tent to and from
Liferpol, 'Glasgow, Belfast Dublin, Waterford, Cork,
Limerick; Galway or Londonderry. There ,steamers were
built apentouy for the Atlantic trade, are divided into wa
ter and air-tight compartments.
HATES OF PASSAGE.
Vial. New York to any of the above places: Cabins,
SI2O and COO ; steerage, 54,1, payable in American cur
TO New York from any of the above planes Cablag
465 Ed steerage. eZ, payable In gold or equivalent
12he *boorish to send for Stec friends can buy tick
at three rates from the Agents.
- FRANCIS MACDONALD &
6, Bowling Green, New York.
MILLER, HAMILTON ' & CO.,
.4.1.1.-Ravejust received alma assortmentof STOVES,
MiItiANNED AND' OTHER WARE. They are
to sell lower than anybody else.
They-pot ot, TIN ROOFING, Ist quality material for 18
onto pi:revere toot ; 2d quality 16 cents; 3d quality 14
They( de. brutnua cheaply, well and promptly.
- , They too best bon for Stave Pipes, and charge bit 18
Come andsee if you cannot do better with them than
with y other establishment. •
plloes Mooed to salt** times.
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BY M' CLARE & STONER,
T HE GREAT FIRE AT
EVANS & WATSON'S
S AM NDER SAFES.
READ THE FOLI.DWING CERTIFICATES:
CILIMBETISIII7RO, Aug 15, 186!
Mars. Evans ,5( Watson °
Gentlemen: This is to inform you that the Safe pur
chased of you some time once was 6 - abject to the great
fire which consumed our store during the rebel 'newton
of the 30th of July last.
We are happy to say that after we had taken oar safe
front the ruins, where it had laid fora period of three
days, and opened it, ire found oar books and paper", In an
We would recommend your Safes to all porsons who
wish a good article. Yours, truly.
MILLER, HAMILTON & CO.
CIIASSZERSBURG, Aug. 15 , 1864.
Matra. Evans tr Watzon:
Gentlemen : I with pleasure inform you tlmt on opening
my Safe, purchased from`yon some time since, on Satur
day everting Last, just two weeks after the horning of our
town by the rebels,. I found my books and papers in much
better condition than I expected ; oa opening the books
and papers found them perfect. My Safe was exposed to
great heat, on account of the quanity of oils and other
'combo:onto matter' had in my celler.. I write you on some
of the paper that was in my Safe daring the Ste, that you
may see how well it was preserved. - I will soon want my
Sale repaired, or a new ono in exchange.
Very respectfully, yours, L. B. EYSTUL
CIiMILIEUBVIVI, Aug. 15, 1864
Mcgars. Erana h Watson:
Gentlemen: In the drea , dful fire whichidestroyed my
stole and the greatef portion of this, town, which was
.done by the rebels on the likithof July last, - Iliad one of
your Pire•Proof Safes, purchased from you some_ time
since, which contained my books, papers, &o. After tin
dergoinglhe violence of the flames, and falling some ten
feet and remaining in the heated ruins for a period of sev
enteen days, it was recovered from the burning tunas and
I have the gratification to inform you that its contents
were preserved in an exultant condition, and as this is
one of the many instances wherin your Safes have flidly
sustained the good qualities atributed to them, I feel it an
figreeable - duty to render evidence of the fact.
Respectfully, yours, J. L. DECHERT.
CIIMEBERSBURG, Aug. 15, 1864.
Messre. Evan.? 4 ;rat-sail :
- Gentleman This is to inform feu shot the Safe We
pnrchused from you some time ago was subjected to the
fire which consumed our office during the rebel Invasion
on the 30th of July last. We are happy to say that the
Safe stood the test of the fire well, and we recovered our
papers from it uninjured. Veryrespectfully,
KENNEDY & NEM.
CHAMBERSALMO, Aug. fa, 1864.
Messrs Evans 4. Watson:
Genricesen: I take this opportunity to inform you that
my Safe, which is a No. 5 of your make, was in the great
fire which destroyed this town on the 30th of July.
I now have the pleasure to state to you that after I had
taken the Safe from the ruins; where it hadbeen for a
period of 10 day s expssed to an intense heat, on ripening
the Safe I was pleased to find that all my papers, books,
and valuables came out uninjured in the least, thus attest
ing the fireproof qualities of your Salamander Safes
Yours, respectfully, COL. F. S. STUDIBALIGH.
Store Sates of the same good quality ou band and for
sale. Also, Salamander, Fire_and Burglar-Proof, Nation
al Bank, Mercantile and Dwelling-Haase Safes, Vault.
Doors for Banks and Stores, Bank Locks, &c.
EVANS & WATSON,
• 16 South 4th St., Pla/aadphia, Pa.
L. R. EYSTER, Agent for Chambersburg, Pa. aerr2B,
AIASON & HAAILIN'S
MELODEONS were introduced some twenty years
since, and were succeeded by the HARMONIUMS about
nine years ago. The CABINET ORGAN was brought
to its present state of perfection only in the summer of
THE AUTOMATIC BELLOWS SWELL
has great advantages over any 'other inveutiou of the kind,
is capable of mrickfincr effccts than can be produced by
any other, and is more easily wort by' the performer, and
excels especially in capacity foe =pre.. soion.
Pleme notice advance in pnces.
bABLNET ORGANS.—Smar, REED.
No.ll - 3. Pour Octave, Single Reed, in Walnut or
Oats Case. $llO
No. 16. The Same, inelegant Rosewood Case 135
No. 17. Foe Octave, Single Reed, in Walnut or
Oak Case 130
No. 18. The Same, in elegant 'Rosewood Ca5e...... 160
DOE BIM REED.
No. 19. Four Octave, Double Reed. in Walnut or
Oak Caw 140
No. 20. The Same, in elegant Rosewood Case tea
No. 21. Five Octal e, Double Reed, in Walnixt or
Oak Case 170
No. W.. The Same, in elegant Rosewood Case 200
No. ln The Same, in Solid Carved Walnut or
Oak, with Walnut Carvings. 2 00
No. 14. Six Stop Cabinet Organ, in Walnut or
Cab Case. 300
k 13. The Same, in elegant Rosewood Case 360
EIGHT STOP. '
No. 12. Eight Stop Cabinet Organ, in Walnut or
Oak Case. 425
No. 11. The Same, in elegant Rosewood Case 500
No. 24. The Same, in Solid Carved Walnut. 500
No. 10. Pedal Bass Cabinets:Organ, in Walnut or
Oak Case • 600.
Cases of zotra finish on hand, or made to order.
No. 5. Fire Octave, Piano Style, Rosewood Case-8150
No. 6. The Same, Portable, Rosewood Case. 110
No, 7. The Same. Pcirtable Walnut Case. 95
No. 9. Four Octave, Portable. Rosewood Ca5e...... 75
Cgie Descriptive pamphlets furnished by the subscri•
As Agents for Messrs. Mason & Hamlin we are enabled
to sell at their New York prices, and charge nothing for
We have sold a number of their instruments, and can
giVe numerous satisfactory references.
, S. S. SHRYOCK, Agent,
ang3l Chambersbazg, Pa. •
GREAT MUSICAL ESTABLISHMENT.
No. *1 BnoAowAy, NEW YOkif.
- Eighty Neer Pianos, 3lelodeons, Ifarmonidms, 'Alma;
dre and Cabinet Organs, at Wholesale and retail, Prices
low. SECOND HAND PIANOS atigreatbargans, prices
from S9O to SWO. New 7 Octave Pianos, 5260 and W 75 ;
with Carved Legs and Mouldings, $3OO and upwards--
Melodeons. 565 to $250.
A large Stock of SHEET MUSIC, MUSIC BOOKS,
and all kinds of MUSICAL. INSTRUMENTS, and Music
Mernbanbise at the tamest rates. 10,000 Sheet+ ofMnsta,
a little coiled, at 1 1-2 Ceats per Page. novai-an
PROPOSALS FOR FORAGE.--CarEF
QUARTER MASTER'S OFFICE, Departmcnt •of Weal
Virginia, Cumberland, 3,,R, November 18, 186.1.
SEALED PROPOSS in duplicate are invited by the
undersigned for suppl)Wp. the Quartermaster's Depart
ment in the Department of West Virginia at Charleston;
Parkersburg and Wheeling, Went Va., Gallipolis, Ohio,
and the several Depots on the line of the Baltimore and
Ohio Hamad, 2.2. follows, Clarksburg, Grafton: New
Creek, Cumberland. Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry Berlin,
Point of Rocks, and including Hagerstown and Ferry
City, Did.; or either ca those places, with Hay, Corn, oats,
Bids will be received for the delivery of three thousand
(3000) bushels of Corn or Oats and &ay (50) tons of Huy
or Straw and upwards, and must be accompanied by a
py of this advertisement
Bidders must stataid which of the above named points
they propose to make deliveries, and the rates at which
they will make deliveries thereat, the quantities of each
arbele proposed to be delivered, the time when said deliv
ery shall be commenced and when to be completed.
Coro and Oats to be put up in good, strong sacks; Hay
and Straw to be securely baled. -
All articles offered under the bids herein invited will be
subject to a rigid inspection by a Government Inspector,
before being aceepted.
Contracts will be ,awarded from time to time to the lowest
responsible bidder, as the Interests of the Government may
C. B. PITALEP, Seely.
No bids will be considered from parties who have failed
heretofore to comply with their contracts.
Alt proposals must be accompanied by a guaranty, sign
ed by two responsible persons. • that in case the bid is ac
cepted. he or they l, 111, Si ttbin th time earned, execute
the contract for the same, v ith got and swineherd sureties
in a sum mina; in amount to them oust of the <wrack+ to
deliver forwre proposed. in conformity with the terms of
this micertiv'rcent, and in case a bidder shall foil to enter
into tnecontract_they to make good the difference between
the offer of mid bidder and the next lowest responsible
bidder or the person to whom thd contract maybe awarded.
The responsibility - of the guarantors must be shown by
the othcial certificate of 11 ['sited states District Judge or
Attorney, Collector of Customs, or other Government Wit-
Cllll, known by this office.
AIL parties ;Oil be duly notified of the acceptance or re•
lectiGn of their propugabi.
All pmposals must be made in duplicate, and be aceom•
pained with the oath of allegiance of the party or parties,
unless it has already been placed on file in this office.
The full name and post °nice address of each bidder
must be written in the proposals.
Proposals must be addressed to Capt. J. O. Farnsworth,
Chief Quartermaster, Department of West Virginia, Cum
berland, Md., and marked "Proposals for Forage."
Blank forms of bids; guarantees and bonds may be ob:
tained on application to this office.
All proposals received under this advertisement will be
fiopened and examined at this office on WEDNESDAY and
i II ATURDAY of each week, at 12 M. Bidders are re.
spectfully invited to bo present at the opening of bids, if
they desire. t J. 0. FARNSWORTH,
Ciptain nod Chief Quartermaster,
deel4.tf;Department of West Virginia.
Veroonal opertp *afro.
pOR SALE.—A rj,d STEAM ENGINE,
nix horse power, In g.. condition. Can be seen by
calling at I'. B. Wood's Pontithy.
sep2l.ll - JACOB GARVER.'
FOR SALE.—A One lloirseTread-Power,
in good order, and for tale loi% Apply at this oleo
FUR SALE.—A full course Scholarship
11l the Quaker City Balla ran College id rhusaiplphla.
Apply at We tem 0974
Matcbes anb *l=4.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, &c
Haring Just opened a well selected assortment of goods
in my line, directly
Opposite the Post Office, ott Second Street,
Where my old and 1 hope many new customers will find
me dining business holm My old stock having been re
duced very suddenly on the '3oth of July last, 1 was com
pelled to buy an
Entire New Stock of. Goods,
which are of the latest styles and patterns, consisting of
Gold and Silver (Imported and American)
• Genre and Ladies' Watches,
Jewelry of fine and medium qualities,
Silver Thimbles, •
Fruit and Butter Knives,
Gold Pens of fine quality,
Razors, Stropa and Brasher,
Silver Plated Spoons, Forks and ButtarKalveL
Jett Goods, _
Ladies' Ames, '
Nail and Tooth Brushes,
Redding and Pocket CimL,
Large and Small Willow Baskets,
Flutings, SuL •
The assortment of CLOCKS is large and of every vs.
I have on hand the HENRY REPEATING RIFLE,
.which can be fired fifteen times in that many seconds.
Everybody should have one for self defence,:
The public are invited to call and examine them.
PISTOLS on hand and orders filled for any kind that
may be wanted. Cartridges of all sizes kept on hand.
From long experience Jean adapt Spectacles to the sight
of the old as well as middle aged. SPECTACLES AND
;EYE GLASSES in Gold, Silver and Steel Frames al
' ways on hum&
Having the agency for the sale of the celebrated BUR
GLAR AND . FIREPROOF SAFE„ manufactured manufactured by
'Farrell, Herring & Co. I will fill orders at the manufac
' tares price. All information in regard to them given.
The public areinvited to call and examine the stack.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired at.low rites to
snit the times.
deol4 EDWARD AUGHINBAUGH.
VLI HOLDEN, INVITES THE
tendon of every reade;of this paper, which includes
many thousand of his old putouts sad acquaintances, to
his unusually Lugo ane beautiful variety of AMERICAN
& Imported WATCHES, CLOCKS and elegant designof JEWELRY, SILVER WARE, &c.
ocV”ly 708 Matket Street, rhiladelphla•
,CHRISTM kg & BRIDAL PRESENTS!
NO MO, ARCH ST., PHILADELPHIA, e
Hasa lame gook of
SOLID SILVER WARE,
Superior plated TEA SETS, SPOONS, FORKS, &c
Booto an *bogs.
BOOT SHOE AND VARIETY STORE.
P. FELDMAN, havinedisposed of his entire stock
of Boots, Shoes, &c., at wholesale, on the 30th sliest month,
and finding it inconvenient to resume business at his for
mer place on - Main skeet, I have just returned from the
City with a A LARGE AND ENTIRELY NEW
STOCK, to which be respectfully invites the attention of
his old customers, and as mut . new cniee as will be pleased
o T F e n
1 81 " ,:al
, s 'at HIS Nic i s c i; ?.. R Tfil O n ON
. S e E a N y OND_
posite the Post Office. His stock embraces fSery variety
of Youths'. Ladies' and Men's BOOTS & SHOES, which
for style of gash, and durability of wear, cannot be sun
passed in the county, and which will be sold at prices to
suit the times. Having purchased THE LATEST STYLE
OF LASTS, ha is prepared to snake Customer work. at
short notice, by the best workman in the county. With a
disposition to be obliging and accommodating, be hopes
to merit a liberal share of
is, patronage—wilhout a desire
motto to monopolise, as his
lice and let leave.
Rank-War attention paid to all kinds of Repairing.
TERMS CASH, AND PRICES UNIFOR3I, WITH
He bas also on hand, and for sale, cheap, Trunks, Va
lises, Carpet Sacks, Linnets and -Paper Collars, Paper,
EavelePtss, Ink-stands, Steel , Pens, 4c., &et
N. B.—An perm.. know tug tb.a.mtvoa, to.Lelrtna
please call and make Immediate settlement, that I may be
enabled to meet my former liabilities in the City, aug24
gra ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN'.
111._ JACOB EfUT7'ON'S BOOT 4- SHOE STORE.—
The undersigned takes this method of returninghis thanks
to his numerous customers, and the public generally, fof
the very liberal patronage heretofore extended to him,
and hopes, in his present mirforune In common with near
ly every business man in town, Mahe will still continue
to be remembered. He has the pleasure of informing the
public that he has opened his Store in the Basement of J .
B. MeLannhan's Dwelling, WI Second Street, four doors
North of the Methodist Church, where he is prepared to
offer a general assortment of Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Boots and Shoes, embracing his own and City man
ufacture, which, for excellece of styleand durability am
superior to and of his former stock, and will be offered at
prices to snit all. He is in Weekly Receipt of Goods from
Philadel' his, which for beauty end excellence cannot be
surpassed Booth of the Susquehanna.
CUSTOMER WORK of every variety done with
promptness.—As he employs none but superior workmen,
be feels instilled in guaranteeing all work made at his es
tablishment. Don't forget the place. Four Doors North
of _ the. Methodist Church, Second Street, East
TRUNKS, of the latest style, from approved makers, al
ways on band, and for sale at a very small advance an
original cast. tang'24) JACOB HUTTON.
A MAIONIATED PACIFIC GUANO.:-
tl it real guano, containing from seventy to eighty per
cent of PHOSPHATE OF LIME, to which has been
added, by a elmnaleaP proem, a large per centage of
actual Ammonia, so fixed that it cannot evarrate, mak
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GOD BLESS TOE, SOLDIER!
God bless yori, soldier !—when our sky
Was 'Leavy with impending woes,
When traitors raised the bnttle•ery,
When fear met fear in every eye,
Yon rushed to meet our foes.
God bless you, soldier I—when our light
Of hope grew dim and courage waned,
When freedom veiled her face from sight,
Your valor dashed away the night, -
And morning clear remained.
God bless you, soldier!—scarred and worn,
Wearied with marchinga, watching'', pain,
All battle-stained and battle-tom,
Bravely have all your tasks been borne,
You have not fought hi vain.
God bless you, soldier t—think. not We
Alone revere and bless your name,
For millions now and yet to be,
Minims your arm has rendered free,
Shall sing your deeds and fame.
God bless yon, soldier I—when the air
Grows heavy with the battle's, war,
Sheltered beneath his love and care,
May victory with her garlands rare
Adorn you evermore.
God bless you, soldier!—when the drive
Of peace the Eagle's nest will stahrs' , '
When home and hearts made warm with love,
)91thjoys below—with joys above,
God bless you here and there.
BRITISH ommrs VISIT TO THE
MIXT OF THE POTOMAC,
The London Star, of Dec. 24th, has an interes
ting letter from a British field officer who was(
recently on a visit to Grant's army. He th
describes Gen. Grant :
The General is taciturn, which gives the cue
his party. He must certainly have enough - on he
blind to occupy histhoughts, thint,gh he does tit
show any signs of :wear. In person he, bears t
'very strong likeness to the - late Lord Charleit
Wellesley, with whom I was personally acquaiii
ted„ - Indeed, on coming oat of my tent next morn
ing and seeing the General standing, cigar in-mouth
in front of his, so striking was this resemblance
in countenance, figure and appearance, that bad
I not known the second son of the Duke of Well
ington is no longer living, I could have almost
sworn he stood before me. Gen. Grant is about
forty-two years of age; and was regularly educa
ted for the service at West Point, but finding pro
motion slow; he quitted the army, and had been
for 'five years engaged in private pursuits when
the civil war broke out. After dinner he took me
'to his tent, gave me a cigar and chatted freely.
Here I had an opportunity of witnessing the dis
play of of his very remarkable facility for the dis
patch of business, which alone could prevent a
person in his position from being overwhelmed.
We wore incessantly interrupted by mes.mgers
,bringing letters, messages, &c. Without being
in the least disconcerted, he at once attended to
the matter before him, wrote the necessary in
structions and then resumed his, conversation.
, Twice I rose to leave him, but he !begged me to
be seated. I felt bound to tell himithat I must be
very much in his way, and that I Moped he would
'not consider it necessary to do more than band
me over to a staff officer, and afford me facilities
for seeing the armies. lines, &c.
The night was cold and I was frequently awoke
by the firing of guns, and I concluded that shell
ing was going on. The next morning after break
fast, the weather being most beautiful, the General
offered to send me, accompanied by an aid-de
camp, to see the lines opposite Petersburg. Ac
cdrdingly Colonel and I, and two orderlies,
with four horses, started by the train, and passed
about a mile and a half-from Petersburg where
ne.niutiocnally n train u. ared.e.t. to provent athieh,
in the most exposed places; small mounds have
;been thrown up. I observed as we passed along
, a circular saw at work driven by a moveable steam
'engine. By thA means four men were cutting and
;piling up wood at an incredibly rapid, rate. The
Americans are very ingenious in labor saving con
trivances. Of all the fatigue duty to which our
men are subjected, that of cutting wood is about
!the moat distasteful, and I venture to say that a
whole regiment would not perform the work which
;this little engine was doing.
General Gibbon joined the train opposite his di
vision, and we all went on together till it stopped
; near General Illeade's headquarters. The Gen,
eral received me must hospitably and kindly,
i mounted his horse, and, attended by his aid-de
camp, escort, &c., accompanied me to various
; points of interest.
General Warren also joined as. and pointed out
the scene of some battles which took place two
months ago. The country was wooded, with the
exception of a large field of Indian corn, which
being eight feet high, gave concealment to thou
' sands of Confederates. The fighting here lasted
'about three days : but, excepting the trampled
state of the ground and - the carcasses of a couple
of horses, there was nothing to indicate so tearful
a struggle The trees had since been generally
cut down, to allow of the space being commanded
by canon. It is a marvel to me how troops move
at all in this thickly wooded country. It is im
possible to employ artillery ; and cavalry are use
less in any mass; serving merely as scouts, for
aging parties, &c. Then the danger to the moue
' ted officers from the ambuscades to which they
are exposed, and the deadly character of the or
mes-de-precision now in use is so great that it is
wonderful how any of them escape.
The writer also visited Genial Butler's head
quarters. ,After describing the forts, &c., ho
We rode from this point to a pontoon bndge.a
little below Aiken's Landing, then proceeded about
two miles and a half along a not over-well-defined
path, through a forest to a bill, where was erected
a crow's nest, reached by about ono' hundred and
twenty-five feet of roughislvVidder. This exploit,
after riding so many mileS in a military saddle,
I found stiffish work.• I was, however, amply
repaid. The day was wonderfully clear, and with
my own raceglass I saw the steeples of Richmond
and the fleet in the James. While at this elevated
lookout I may remark that ballooning as a milita
ry resource has been abandoned, and is consid
ered quite useless, except for ascertaining the in
terior works of a beleagured city: - As we rode'
back through the wood to the pontoon bridge, my
companion observed; "Well you have been fortu
nate in the weather, and in finding us disengaged,
and I really think you have seen everything of in
terest that we could possibly show you." I laugh
ed, and said I thought I had seen everything but
a torpedo, which he was so good as to set about
explaining to me; but just as we readied the
bride a boat was landing seven torpedoes, which
had just been fished up out of the river. We re
embarked - ourselves, horses and orderlies, and
reached City Point too late for dinner, and were
glad to sit down by ourselves to a recbauffee.
The following day I left for Baltimore. My visit
had been a pleasant one. I was kindly received
everywhere, and would gladly have prolonged my
stay if it had been possible. The inducement of
a friendly invitation., was not wanted. The Gen
eral commanding is, as I have said, reticent—and
most wisely 80. The opirdon , ll. formed of this
plans was that he expects, by the long line ho occu
pies, to wear Lee's army out without much fight
mg. He can obtain as many men as he requires.
Indeed, I consider the facility of obtaining men
has caused these armies to be too large to move
about or work expeditiously, and then the-system
of entrenching makes them reluctant to break up
In 'passing through - Washington I presented
myself at the White House, and it happened that
just before I was received by the President news
had reached him of the Confederate raid from
Canada, and the robbery of the St. Albans Bank.
This furnished an .occasion to Mr. Lincoln for in
dulging in a good-bumored characteristic sally
"'We are not so well off for money," said he,
"that there is any necessity for parties from
across the border to come and rob the banks."
On going from Baltimore to New York, I was
struck with a feature in_the character of the
Americans which has often heed remarked upon
by English travelers—the patience and resigna
tion with which they submit to inconviaffience and
discomforts, which in England would:be resented
as an invasion of personal privileges or a breach
of positive engagement. The ears were so crow
ded that many passengers stood the greater part
of the way. Think of persons after paying for
seats from London to Liverpool submitting to
such treatment from the railway company! Be-,
pond the request to some one to rise and give e;
seat to a one-legged officer, no attempt was made
to displace occupants.
The Americans are becoming very French in
their appearance and manners, wearing uniforms
in the streets, steamers, hotels, cafes, &e.. They
take a good deal of license as regards dress, es
pecially in their fancy hats, some of them resemt"
ling the old cavaliers, and really very comfortable
and picturesque. I cannot conceive of them in
future other than a military people; but when
ever I inquired what after the war was to be-
come of the young generals I met in all directions,
some under twenty-five years of age, I was told
that they would return to their former pursuits,
"for we are a peculiar people and can adapt our
selvez to circumstances." I found, hqwever, that
if this topic was pursued and they were encour
aged to talk on they would generally end by inti
mating that Napoleou'i protige would have to be
driven out of Mexico. That seemed to be a fixed
resolve with a great many to whom I spoke re
garding the future career of the American ar
Before this struggle 'closes , there will be so
great a detelopment and improveineat in all kinds
of arms, both for military and naval warfare, that
the world Will act wisely in leaving itself open to
profit by American ingenuity. I visited ; the fa
mous foundry for casting - Parrott guns, and the
whole' rocess was explained to me by the pro
prietor. I saw a..300-pounder cast; and was told
the establiehment'could produce three guns a day.
The strengthening the guns by hands or coils
seems to have been so successful that, as I was
told, no accident had happened to a " Parrott" in
.either the military or naval service. I also visi
ted a manufactory of seven-shooters, not revol
vers, but • rifles, loaded through the butt, each
cartridge being forced up by a wiresimilar to
what we see used-in carriage lamps. I inquired
respecting these guns when I was with the army.
In action they lead to a waste of ammunition, es
pecially in the lianas of raw troops; but they are
very destructive when entrusted to knOwn cool
shots, and would enable a very few men to des:
pend anairow pasi, a gateway, etc., etc.
I have traveled upwards of three thousand
miles in the Federal States, and saw very little to
remind me that the country was involved in war,
land certainly nothing indicative of suffering or
exhaustion. I saw the return of some one hun
dred days regiments, a force most admirably
planned for spending money uselessly, enriching
clothiers and unsettling young men. , They are
very unfavorably regarded by the regular army
at the front. -I have come to the conclusion that
the resources of the federate, both as regards
`men and money, are practically inexhaustible.—
And so great• is the advantage they possess in
their navy and in the monopoly, of water trans
portation, thatit will in no way detract from the
pluck and endurance displayed by the Confeder ,
ates whenever they do agree to terms. Lee, in
particular, has displayed the very highest order of
generalship, and, making every allowance ho has
derived from a thorough knowledge of the coun
try, and frpra. the facility with which earthworks ; ,
the marked features of this war, are now imprd'
wised, the length of time ho has held the Federal
at bay in Virginia, will forever redonndto the
credit of his military genius.. -
THE ORDEAL OF BATTLE.
" And this is your final decision, Miss Clay 1"
She was a beauty born, that rose-mouthed lit
tle Rachel Clay, with her large wistful eyes trem
bling with blue, radiant light, like a veiled cheek
stained with pemegnmite crimson—an empress of
hearts from her youth up! And sitting in the
framework of roses that trailed athwart the case
ment, with white ribbons fluttering from her sa
tin-brown curls, and one red jewel flashing among,
the folds of her muslin dress, you would almost
have fancied her some pictured saint. - -
Harry 'Cleveland was leaning against the win=
dow, elan, handsome young fellow, with dark
eyes and hair, and a brown cheek, flashed deeply
with anger and mortification.
" yes, Mr. Cleveland, it is," said Rachel, calmly
lifting her clear eyes to his face. " You have
asked me for my reasons—and although I ques
tion your right to make such a. demand, still I
hoe° no objections to render them."
"Speak on," said Harry, biting his hps furi
ously," let me know why I am condemned!"
"They are soon spoken," said Rachel quietly.
" I have liked you very much, Mr. Cleveland—
still like you—but in the man whom I marry I
look for greater firmness and decision of purpose
than you have ever displayed. Earnestness, re
solve, these are the only qualities that I can re•
spect. Do you misunderstand me ? Do you sup
pose that I blame you for the lack of qualifica
,Rachel paused instinctively while the pome.
granite tinge on her cheeks blazed into vivid scar
let in sympathy with the deep blush that dyed
her lover's whole face. Be bowed simply, and
walked slut of the room with a firm, haughty step.
Late that evening he sat at his window, with
clenched teeth and lowering brow, watching the
fiery embers of sunset fade into the purple gloom,
and notmw, the silver of innumeral constellations
as they followed one another over the blue-black
concave of heaven. But the gleam of sun and
stars might hate been Egyptian darkness for all
he knew or cared about their gentle influences.
" Life V' ho murmured darkly to himself, "what
is it worth lo me tam . / 'What care I who'-wins
the glittering prizes in fate's lottery, orwho is
engulphed in the whirlpool of despair ! To be
rejected—and for a mere whim, too! If I could
only forget her as quickly as she will forget me,
the fickle, ; beautiful enchantress !"
" Hallo, Cleveland! I'm going to call on pretty
Rachel Clay!! Will you come along, too?".
Capt. Morrell had paused under the window,
with his brown, merry face turned upward, and
the dim gag lamp flickering overhis golden shoul
Cleveland shook- hie head.
" Not to-night T"
And Morrell went on his way, the fiery eye of
his cigar gleaming fitfully through the darkness.
" Thera he goes!" muttered the solitary mina
tbropic, "with his gilt .buttons and his military
airs and graces—and it is for such as that Rachel
throws away my 'love l"
• - r *
" So you've enlisted, Henry 1" said old Squire
Clay,. polishing the glasses of his spectacles.—
" Well, it's what rd do myself, if I was forty
years younger. Ain't you cumin' in to tell our
Rachel good-bye 1 Haven't time ? Well I do
The Squire gazed In aitonishment after the
vanishing figure ef Harry Clbvelandonlorseback,
as it disappeared among the trees.
" I wonder what Rachel will say," was his un
spoken comment, •
But Rachel said nothing.
Day by day the Old wound rankled and grew
sorer to Harry Qleveland's heart
"Will ho live doctor?"
Every pulse in Rachel Clay's being seemed to
stand still. as her blue dilated eyes searched the
doctor's kind sun-browned face.
"Live? Why shouldn't he 7 All he heeds is
a little care, and I see he is likely to get that.—
Now don't blush up my dear, he's not the first
soldier in my: ward that has got a pretty girl
come to nurse him, and 'like him all the better
for it! Give him• the draught when he-wakes;
and keep the bandage on his forehead.
"He'll probably carry_an ugly scarto his grave!
but that will be the worst of it
The good old man trotted briskly away to the
next "-case," while Rachel, kneeling. beside the
low irthiledstead, cried tears of intense thankful
ness that Harry Cleveland would not die.
" Rachel! lam not dreaming surely—yet it
was but a moment ago we made that cavalry
charge on fixed bayonetal."
His large, unnaturally brilliant eyes wandered
vangely round the room—then returned to the
tender face bending over him.
It was three days since, dearest; you are lying
in•the barracks now, wounded, and I have come
from Glenville to nurse you!" ,
" You, Rachel 7"
" Yes, Harry, I!" -
"Why did you come 7" ho asked gloorniii.
"Because I love you, Harry," she murmured,
the bright crimson suffusing her whole face. •
A strange light of rapture flashed into Harry's
eyes ; his pulse leaped within his fevered veins.
"Love me, Rachel ;'jet it - is not a month since
you refused me !"
" Dearest, because I fancied you weak and vas
cillating. In the fiery smoke of .the battlefield
you have proved yourself worthy of the tenderest
love: you have written your name here on the
glorious though sanguine rolls of your country.
Harry, because I refused you once you will not
reject me now ?'
' Reject you; my heart's queenl Oh, Rachel,
how can I be Bum i
that this s not a bright, treachA4
:emus delirium ?"
VOL. `72,...TV11011 . 3,689.
- She' bent her soft cheek on his, and then be
know that it was no hateless vie' a but a sweek
" Then you did not care for C t. Morrell after:.
all i •
" I never cared for any one bu you, Harry."
And when September hung er crown ufpur•
pie mist over the hills, Harry Cleveland came
home to be married, still handsome, although his.
forehead bore a fresh scar across its broad ex
panse. When the 'villagers asked curiously if it
was a life-long mark, Harry answered gayly—
L:would not lose it for a fortune ; that scar
won me a wife 1"
A SPAIITAIS7 MARRlAGL—liirlyAfithe laws of
Lycergini, in co4neetion with this subject, would
undoubtedly meet with the approbation of the fair
sex of modern times. The time for marriage Rae
fixed by statute, that of the man at about 30 or 35
years, that of the lady at about 20 of little youriz
ger. All men who continued unmarried afterthe
appointed time were liable to prosecution, and alt
old bachelors were prohibited from being present
at the public exercises of the Spartan maidens,
and were denied the usual respect and honors paid
to the aged. " Why should I give you, place,"
cried the young man to the old unmarried gentle,-_
man, •" when you have no child to give place to
me when I am old ?"No marriage portions were
given to any of the maidens„ so that neither pover
ty should prevent a gallant no riches a tempt him
to marry contrary to his inclinations. The pa,
rode of three children enjoyed considerable im mu
nitiei, and those with four children paid no taxes
whatever—a regulation which ,all married men
with large families will readily admit to be not
wise and equitable. Every marriage was prece-'
ded by a betrothal, as in other Greek cities, but
the marriage itself was performed by the young
Spartan carrying off his bride by pretended Mahe;
tionond for some time afterward the wife contin
ued to reside with her own family, and only met
-the husband on stated occasions. This extraor
dinary way of spending the honeymoon was first
introduced by Lyeurgus to prevent the husband
from wasting too much of his time in his wife'a
society during the first years of their marriage,
• and in order to econoniizo the tiride's charms,
was customary for her bridsesmidd to aft off all
her hair on the weddirik.day, so that for some time,
at least, her personal attractions should increase
with her years—a very good and commendable
plan/ which we here recommend to the wives of
the present day.
A LITTLE LESSON FOR WELL DISPOSED
WIVES.—"Why is it," asked a lady, that so
many men are anxious to to get rid of their wives?"
"Because," was the reply, " so few women exert
themselves after marriage to make their presence
indispensable to the happiness of their husbands."
When husband and wife have become thoroughly
accustomed to each other—when all the httle
battery of charms which both played off so skill
fully before the wedding day had been exhausted
—too many seem to think that nothing remains
but the clanking.ot the legal chains which binds
them to each other. The wife seeks to develop
in her affections no new attraction for husband ;
and the latter perceiving the lapse, begins to
brotid over an unsongeniality which does not ex
ist, and to magnify the ills that do exist into un
surpassable obstacles in the way of his earthly fe
licity. This is the true secret. The woman who
charmed before marriage can charm afterward,
if she' will, though not of course by the same
means. , There are a thousand ways, if she will
only study them oat, in which she can make home
so attractive that her husband will unconsciously
dislike to absent himself from it, and so she can
readily make herself the particular deity of the
domestic paradike. This done, she may quietly
laugh at all attempts to alienate her husband's in
clinations ; and with these inclinations will al
ways go, in such cases, his active judgment.
WOMEN IN PARAGUAY.—The author of
"Sketches in Paraguay" gives us this fragrant
morsel "Everybody smokes in Paraguay, and
every female above thirteen years of age chews.
I am wrong., They do not chew, but put tobacco
in their mouths, keep it there constantly, except
"Arbon eating, and instead of chewing, roll it about
with their tongue and suck it. Only imagine
yourself about to salute the rich red lips of a mag
nificent little Reba, arrayed in satin and flashing
with diamonds; she puts you back with one deli
,mite hand, while with the fair, taper fingers of the
other she draws forth from her mouth a brownish
black roll of tobacco, quite two inches long, look
ing like a monstrous grub, and depositing the sa
vory morsel on the. rim of your sombero. puts up
her face, and is ready for a salute. I have some
times seen an over-delicate foreigner turn with a
shudder-of loathing under such circumstances,
and get the epithet of d severe (the savage) ap
plied, to him by the offended beauty for this sen
sitive squeamishness. However, one soon gets
used to this in Paraguay, where you.are, perforce
of custom, obliged to kiss every lady you are in
trodUced to; and one-half you meet are really
tempting enough to render you reckless of conse
quences, and you would sip the-dew of the prof
fered lips in the face of a tobacco battery, even
the double distilled "honey dew" of old Virginia.
"AGATE;" the Washington correspondent of
he pincunuiti Gazette, saye: -
'"There have been questions, at times, of the
authorship of certain documents which bear the
name of the President. The original manuscript
of tile Inaugural, fairly covered with irtterlinea--
Sons in the handwriting of Mr. Seward, le still m
existence in Washington. The concluding , sen
tence of the Emancipation proclamation is known
to have been Mr. Chase's. 'The purely depart
mental parts of one or more late Meseages were
originally written by other hands. But the doe
umeht which, linked With another great act, wilt
go dhwn to history as having made this a day to ;
be marked in the calendar beside that one which
,give] the Emancipation proclamation, is of no um- )
certain origin. The more important parts of it
Were heard by, the Cabinet, when for the first
time read to them, in silent approbation. Not a
change of a sentence or a word was suggested:,
And, if history wants any Boswellian particulars',
it may be interesting tout in print the fact that'
the president wrote the Message on stiff sheets
of si sort of card board, which he could lay upon
his knee, and write upon as he ; sat with his fed
on the table and his chair tilted back in the 'Anse.'
1 1 1. SHREWD countryman was in town, the other
day; gawky, uncouth and innocent in appearance, .
but! reality, with his eye-teeth cut. Passing up
Chatham street, through the Jews'_quarters, lie
wag continually encountered with importunities
i'rom almost every store some one rushed out
in neconiance with the annoying custom of the
street, to seize and try to force him to purchase.
At last one dirty-looking fellow caught him by the
arm, and clamorously urged him to become a
Have you any shirts?" inquired the country
man, with a very innocent look.
"A splendid assortment, sir. Step 'in, sir.—
Every price, sir, and every style. The cheapest
ill the street, sir."
"Are they clean ?"
To be sure, sir ,Step in."
" Then," resumed the countryman, with perfect
gravity, "put one on, for you need it."
The rage of the shopkeeper may be imagined
as the countryman, turning upon his heel, quietly
pursued his way.
TUE OLDEST =MEW= ON EARTH.—...The
American Quarterly Review Contains a letter from
G.INV. Irving, 'Esq., giving a sketch of his visit to
Sah Marino, a small republic in Italy, between
the Appetunea, the Po, and the. Adriatic. The
territory of this State is only forty miles in circum
ference, and its population about 1000. The re
public was founded more than 1400 years ago, on
metal principles, industry, and equity,-and has
preserved its liberty and independanec amidst all
thi , wars and discords which have raged around
it Bonaparte respected it and sent as embassy
tolexpress his sentiments of friendship and fniter
nity. It is governed by a Captain Regent; chosen
every, six months by 'the representatives of the
people (sixty-aix in number) who were chosen
every six months by the people: The taxes are
light the farm houses are neat, the fields wall
cultivated, and on all sides are seen comfort and
plenty, the happy effect of morality, simplicity and'
A coh-raaaaND undertaking . tofind a situation
for her daughter in Cincinnati, insisted upon said
daughter's being instructed. Upon heing . regueir
ted to indicate what kind of accomp li shments she
was desirous of having her,hopefal daughterrs•
Bess, she said—"De gal must be lamed de giallo
and painting, anyhow, and mebbe arter
readin, and ;ytitin':!...
Viktry.:A 'probe= been summered . hi. Fie*,
York by wideh gas, of a superior gizalify . and
high ilitook a trag power, Dan bo generated from
naptlui r aresidmun of: coal-nil or petroleam, at a
cost riot to exceed sixty_cents per thousand cubic
feet The gross matter left after the extraction
of the gas is said tolxiVidliablefor many purposes,
and will coasegueatly reduce the Cost of gas be
low the figure stated above: The process is de
scribed as exoeedinglyeimple, and requirin g very
little outlay for its manufactture; On be, and
doubtless_ %I II be, extensively introduced into pri
vate as well ae publit bUildings Such is the con-
Hen= expressed in the , success of the discovery,
that we understand Mr.S. N. Pike, now of New
York :city„ has made arrangements for. Its use in
lighting the opera house, where an illustration of
its value will be made at no distant period.—
A -iIEAUTIEITL DIOUGAT.--A. _writer, whose
life his passed his meridian, dila eloquently dia.
conrs6 upon the speedy flight of time:
Forty years once seemd along and weary pilgrim_
age to make. It now seems but a step; and yet,
along the way are broken shrines, wherea thous.
and hopes wasted it to ashes, footsteps sacred un
ider their drifting drist•green_ mounds. wbEre the
, grass; is fresh with the watering of tears; shadows
even which we would not forget. We garner the
;sunshine of those yehrs, - and with chastened steps
:and hopes push on toward evening whose signal
light will soon be seta swinging where the waters
are still and the storms never beat."
"DAVX CROCKETT", REPINED.—The
denci , Journal tells the 'following atoll about a
member of Congress from the 'Pacific coast: Or
egon sends a fresh backwoodsman to Congress
.who • bad neve r , seen a railroad till he came on
this season. He had heard Muck of thetrickt of
sharpers, and was 'determined to keep hiseyes
open. He kept them open so wide that when
the conductor came and tore 'off the coupon of
his car ticket, he seized that worthy Officer by
Ithe throat; and bad nearly Made in end of him •
.before he could be persuaded. That no wrong had
beeidone. That man will make a sharp repre
sentatives at Washington. ' - , •
SPOONER was once arrested for drunkenness,
and ivaxed indignant thereat. Spooner is Loyal.
_ "Now, I axes , " says he, " ifit'itrightto go and
lamer:damsel for supporting the Guv'niept. Every
'drop of ticker I swallow is taxed—taxed to sup•
pert the war. S'pose - all us tells was to. atop
dnnkin' 7—why the war'd stop, and the Guv 7 -
, ment'd stop., That's the very -reason. I drinks.
I don't like grog; I mortally hates it. If I fol
lered My own inclination, - I'd rather drink bit
or. giiigerpop or soda.' But Ifieliers for
;the g' sodof my vountry t and to iet RD example of
'loyalty and virtuous resignation to the rising gen
Air ELDERLY riEnEL, eifensively ' dressed in'
jeans, and bestringit goldlenala cane, came to'
Gen. Sherman' s headquarters one evening, during
the raid, to see what was up. He' was treated
well, and took hiamisfortuile salosininegtoes and
stock very philosophicallyiand seeped to comfort,
'himself with saying that, "things is going to the
devil anyhow, and it didret'niake inuchilifference
how, soon !" As hk) • was taking 'leave be.
asked " Whar yet guineSrom har, Gineral?"..
Sherman looked' at the old fellow quizzically for •
a moment, and replied: "Why, pretty,much
where we damn please l" ~With..this comforting
assurance the goid-headed.cane retired.
PIAA.I.Orr, PARLOR irifiaar.s.-4--Amienchant,
well-known for his facetiousness, was dining with
an English nobleman, an& as the company were
talking of a voyage to India, some glasses of Cape
wine were handed round,the _table.. All the
guests expressed their praise's of its i
eiqus site fa
vor, and wished to have. Second taste of it.
When the merchant fOund ibwes in vain to in
dulge this hope, he turned to the pmson.who sat
next to him, and, happily alluding to the voyage
to India, said, "As we cannot double the - . 4 12 e,
suppose we go back to Madeira."
WIVES ATITASD TO Tens-Never let your
husband have cause to complain that , you are
more agreeable abroad than at bome: Many an
unhappy marriage has been qccasioned by neglect
in these particulars. Nothing can be more sense
less than the conduct of a youti. woman, who
seeks to be admired in general society for her r .
liteness and engaging manner, or-skill in tausic,
when, at the same. time,. she makes no effott to
render her home, whether a palace or cottage,
the very centre of her'being, the nucleus around
which her affections should revolve.
THAT was a'tMiibleindietment:of the lead!ra
of the rebellion *high Gov. Hall, of ,Idisseari,
made in his message to the Legialathre.of that
State. He sap:
Traitors have done More harm to Missouri
three years, than . all_ other criminals
have been able to accomplish since our State was
first settled by white men. They have perpetra
ted outrages that the wotat men in our State
priion would not commit,. and which tho wild
Indians of the prairie can scarcely rival."
A. HACKISIAS of the name of Dennis Connelly
had the honor of driving Lieut. Gen. Grant from
the residence of CoL Ildlyer. in New York, -to the
Astor Rouse. Atterdepositing his illustrious pas
senger, Dennis of course took a drink and gave
tiis friends the following toast: "Here's "to me
self, Dennis Connelly, the biggest man in 'America
but one. Iv'e driven the Lieut. Gen. of the Uni
ted States—and its more than Bobby ',Lee over
THE Lieutenant-General of the United States
Army was walking on the dock at City Point, a:
day or two ago, apparently absorbed in thought,
and with the inevitable cigar, mhis month, when
a negro guard touched his aril. saying; "No amok-,
ing on the dock, sir," 'Are these your.orders 1"
asked the General, looking up. t Yes t sir," re
plied the negro, courteeusly, but decidedly.—
'Very good orders," said Grant, throwing ci
gar into the water.
WtirrE RATS.—Mr. Caleb Baldwin, of East
Caln, informs mmthat a short time aince, .while,
hauling in his cornlodder he discovered unden, a
shock two rats almost white, which he Succeeded
in capturing. He says they are somewhat longer
than the common species of rut andalmestetthre
ly white. There is also one in a quarry near hie
farm which is entirely white. We have freqamit
ly beard of white mice, but rats of that color are
rare animals.—West Chester (Pm) Republican.
A Yenic lady whose name was Tilayden, ha,-
inemarried a gentleman by the name of Medd;
ga:se rise to•the following:
Lot's wife, 'tin said in days of old,
For one rebellions halt,
Was turned, as we are plainly:told,
Into u lump of salt.
The same propensity to change
Still runs in woman's blood;
For hero we see a case as strange,
A ampax turned to Mao.
CONTILADAND Tom, who his come into Sheri
dan's lines; says the rebels are having s "right
smart talk" about arming the colored men, and
the negroes are talking about it themselves,. but
the blacks are about equally divided on Op mat
ter. Says Tom:—"'Bout half de colored men
tihk dey would run directly over to de Yankees
wld de arms in their hands, andtoder half tink
dey would jisa stand an' fire a few volleys to de
rear fast, fore dey run-•=dat's all de difference."
11,ancat e t Nratts.—A goose trying to climb up
a tree to lay its eggs in a crow's nest An under
taker's assistant trying to look serious over a pot
of porter before proceeding to the finieral.. A.'
candidate for congressienal honors smiling after
defeat, and endeavoring to .make people believe
he is proud of his place on the poll. Trying to
kiss a pretty girl when she is sneezing. Trying
to get a good account from a bad ledger.
!Tug Rebel General Page, captured near Fort
llorgan, applied by letter, lately, to his old class
mate, Commodore Rogers, for assistance in get
ting exchanged. The reply was: " I cm do no
thing for you. You neither defended your post
like a man, nor snrrendere4like an officer."
T HE way the negro guar d s t a m to the southern
chivalry Svhieh Gen. Batlerhas flit to work in thi
trenches; . ..Hurry, up dar—burry lip, Lieutenant
Go on dar—go on wid dat are shubble Major.—
Take up dat are pia, Cap Pun. and gel to work
libely, or blow you ant to to do Taal)."
Ii• considered certain that if the present
o,eng ress fasts to pass the tonstitutianal emend
tuent probibipng 114avez7, the President will im
mediately on ite eipiration, call an extra session
attic vest Congresa'to accomplleh
A NEWLY married man down East safe if he
had "an inch more happineas, he conhlnetpossibly
lire. His wifo is Wird ED roll him on. the floor
and pat him to keep him frpass4 too happy
mouth is so funny; its just yotus.before
get opt of bell--no, not 00 „