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CULATION of any papirpublished in the county of Franklin.
JOB PRLNTING of every kind in Plain and Fancy col
ors, done with neatness and dispatch. Hand-bills, Blanks,
Cards, Pamphlets, &c., of every variety and style printed
at the shortest notice. The REPOSITORY OFFICE has jest
been re-fitted with Steam Power and three Presses, and
every thing in the Printing line can be executed in the
most artistic manner and at the lowest ratea TERMS IN
Or Mr. John K. Shryock is our anthbrized_ Agent to
receive gabsariptiOns and Advertisethents, and receipt for
the sante. All letters should be addressed to
M'CLURE S STONER, Publishers.
Coal, Lumber, etc.
CARPENTERS AND liiJILDERS
The undersigned have now on hand, at their
PLANING AND FLOORING MILL,
alerge supply of Sash, Shutters, Doors and Blinds for sale,
or made to order.
.3fo han uldings of all descriptions, from half inch to 8 Inches,
.Plain and tChaanlental Scroll Sawing neatly executed.
Also--Wood Turning in all its brunches. Newel Posts,
Banisters, Bad Posts, &v., otyanct
A large supply of Dressed' lhoring for sale.
Also—Window and Door rames on hand or made at
abort notice, HAZELET, VERNON" a; CO.,
fob! tf Harrison Avenge, Chambersburg, Pa.
NO TICE TO FARMERS
100 TONS OF TIMOTHY HAY
Wabted by GEO. A. brnz.
On. WALNUT LOGS
Wanted by GM. D EITZ.
100 ASH LOGS
• Wanted by GEO. A. DErrz. .
100 LARGE CHERRY LOGS
Wanted by GEo. A. DErm
WHEAT, AYE, CORN, OATS,
sad al kindi of Produce bought by GEO. A. DErrz, at
Lie Wareltatee-4tbore the Reaped Depot
STOITE AND LIME COAL
for sale cheap, by the ton or half ton.
. HICKORY WOOD
by the cord or half cord.
OAK AIO) HICKORY WOOD,
sawed and split far stave nae, by the card - or half cord
WINDOW AND DOOR
at Oak, Walnut and Pine, always on hand.
WINDOW AIW DOOR-FRAME STUFF,
and all kinds of LUMBER, such as Oak and Pine Plank ;
Oak,Walnnt, Pine andßemlock Boards; Flooring Boards,
Joists, Setuitling, Shingles, Paling, Laths, &c.
BEST /OF ROOFIZ,ZG SLATE
always on hand,Snal roofs put on by the best Slaters, who
base drawn medals (or their superior workmanship.
CALL AT DEITZ'S WAREHOUSE,
above the Railroad Depot, and buy deap. (dec2l
LEONARD EBERT & SON,
COAL AND LUMBER MERCHANTS.
We have on hand all kinds of Coal and. Lumber, and
are to furnish 818 Lumber to order at short no.
tics, all at the most reasonable terms. Our stork of Lam.
ber consists of
White Pine 2 inch Plank,
1* " sated Plank.
" " " Plank.
" '" 1. , select and Calling Boards,
" " I " Boards,
" f " Siding (6inch,),
" " Best River Shingles,
" " Worked Floring,
- " `-` Joist and Scantling, all sizes,
• Hemlock Joist and Scantling,
Yellow Pine Boards, Joist sad Scantling,
• Palling and Plastering Loths.
We have also always oa hand a goad supply of all
kinds of Coal for stoves and lime-buraMg. Also a supe
rior article of Broadtop Coal for blacksmiths. The pub.
110 are invited to give us a call, as we will endeavor to
give satisfaction to all that call.
Coal and Lumber famished on the ears to any station
cairhe Franklin Railroad.
far Mace on Second St., in the rear of the Jail Yard,
Clitambersbarg. Pa • LEO. EBERT & SON.
QTEAg SAW MILL.—The undersign
ed have erected and in operation a Steam Saw Mill
at the South Mountain, near Graffenburg Springgs, and are
ge t Z ) to saw - to order Bills, of WHITE OAR, PINE,
CB or any kind of timber desired, at the short
est notice and at low rates. One of the firm will be at the
Hotel of Seal .Greenawalt, in Chambenburg, on Satan
diy the 24th inst. and on each alternate Saturday thereat
ter for the purpose of oontracting for the delivery of lum
ber. LUMBER DELIVERED at any point at the LOW
EST RATES. All letters should be addressed to them at
Graffenburg P. 0., Adams Co., Pa.
decl4:ly MILTENBERGER & BRADY.
.00P" Small lots of Lumber, Shingles, &0., from our
mills can be proofing at-any time at
'. W. P. EYSTER & BRO'S,
, Market Street, Chambersbarg.
SMALL, MENDER & CO.,
York and Goidabaraugh, Pa.,
SAW, DOORS, SHUTTERS, 13LI1cDS,
DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES, qc.,
Kemp constantly . on band a well selected stock of seas
bnableLumber, em:--Joist and Scantlit4-7 Weatherboard
ing, dressed Flooring, Siding, Laths, Shingles, Pa'laggard
OP White Pine and Oak Bills, sawed to enter at the
slanted notice. All communications should be addressed
to Yong., PA. [sep2B-137
BLD G LIIMBER.—The under
signed is prepared to Bewail kinds of Building Lum
ber at the lowest market price. R. A. RENFREW,
GMLEICWOOD MILLS, Fayetteville P. O. decß•ly
IJ MB E R.- All kinds of Lumber for
sale at ?eases:table rates at A. 8. MONICB Hill, near
qnsinay, Pa. julyl9•tt
Matctes anb 3}ebiettr.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, &c.
Hiving just opened a well selected assortment l of goods
in ray line, directly
Opposite the Post Office, on Seeond!Street,
where my old and I hope many new customers will find
me during business hours. My old stock hat3g bemire- '
dueed very saddenly on the 30th of July last, I was com
pelled tObuy an
Entire New Stock of Goods,
which are of the latest styles and patterns, consisting of
Gold and Silver (Imported and American)
Gent's and Ladies' Watches,
Jewelry of fine and medium qualities,
Silver Thimbles, - .
Fruit and Butter Knives,
Gold Peas of fine quality,
s . Pocket Cutlery,
Baton, Strops and Brushes,
Silver Plated Spoons, Forks and Batter Knives,
. Jett Goode,
Nail and Tooth Brushes,
Bedding and Pocket Combs, •
Large and Small Willow Baskets,
• - Banjos,
The assortment of CLOCKS is large and of every va
I have on band the HENRY ItEpEAma RIFLE,
w nteb can b e fi re d Aftrzn times In Quit many seconds.
Everybody , should have one for self defence.
The public are invited to call and examine theta.
PISTOLS on hand and orders filled fur any kind that
may be wanted. Cartridges of all sizes kept on hand.
Prom long experience I can adapt Spectacles to the sight
of the old as well as middle aged. SPECTACLES 'AND
GLASSES in Gold, Silver and Steel Frames al.
ways on hand..
Having the agency for the sale of the celebrated BUR
' GLAR AND FIRE-PROOF SAFE, manufactured by
Parnell, Herring dc Cu, I will fill mien at the nucatao
tows price. .AiHntenuatloa in regard to them g i ven.
The public are invited to pd., and examine the stock.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired alms , rates to
snit the times.
deel4 ' . EDWARD ALIGIIINBAIM,II.
HOLDEN, INVITES THE AT-
tendon dewy reader of this paper, which Includes
Many thousand of his old patrons and acquaintances, to
Lis unusually large one beautiful variety of AMERICAN
&Imported WATCHES, CLOCEB and elegant design*
AL/MELT/V. SILVER WARE, ie.
got2e.ly 708 Market Street, Philadelphia.
11),,K161 0 V AL .-FREDERICK DFI7-
-mr MAN bee rammed his wATeri. CLOOR and
m um= establishment to Strand Strut, in the room
altioleing Seller's 'Holed where he basin/ft received from
tbstisst inerosoryiseet of goods in WS alla. which ha
"willeell beep for sea, Give him a call. Julyld.3t
TOB PRINTING in every style done at
• ly e ettlne et the VaANiMil t•
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BY M'CLURE & STONER.
VOUNTY TREASUIIER.—MAJ. Jonx
ILsESLER, offers himielfis a candidate for the otElce
of County Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Union
THOssas. March *221E65.
OtTh TREASURER.—At the-solic
itation of anumber of my friends, I annonnee my
selfa candidate for the Offiee of County Trarreurer, sub.
Jed to the decision of the Union licanintffing County
Convention tQLiNur, Match22,l NVIL'FLAGLE.
A •M. CRISWELL will be a candidate
• for the omee of County Treasurer, subject to the
decision of the Union .....Zominnting County Convention.
OXIEEN Towssurr, May 3d, 1865.
TREASURER..—SamueI F. Greenawalt
offers himself as a Candidate for'the office of County
Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Union Nomina
ting Convention. CHANlEusauuo, March 15.
IA m.. H. BROTHERTON WILL BE A
candidate for COUNTY TREASURER, subject
to the decision of the Union Nomisating Convention.
W,krseenouo, June 7,1865.
QIIERIFFAITY.—At the solicitation
kJ of a number of my friends, I offer myself as a Can.
didate for the office of Sheriff of Franklin County, subject
to the decision of the Union Nominating Convention.
Gtdiftiffp Towssfur, March ..S. ° F. W. DOSFL
SHE:RIF ALTY.—Encoaraged by a
number of my friends 2 offer myna: as a Candidate
for the office of Sheriff subject to the decision of the Tinton
Nominating County Contention DAVID EBY.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, March 29-
QHERIFFALTY.—.I offet 'myself as a
Ll. Candidate for the office of Sheriff of * Frunklin county,
subject to the decision of the Union Nominating Conven
-MERcessuulid, Pa, March:l'2, Isps
HERIP AL T Y .—Encouraged by a
kJ number of my friends, I offer myself as acandldate for
the cake of Sbenff, subject to the decision or the Union
Nominating County Convention. D. M. LEISTIER.
CHAIMERSHLTG, March 15,
SHERIFi'ALTY.—Capt. JNo. NEBLER,
of Chtunbersbarg, will be a candidate for the office of
Sheriff, subject to the decision of the Union Nominating
County Convention, manchls.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY.—The name
of WM. S. EVERETT, Esq., will be presented to
the Union County Convention for the nomination for Dis
trict Attorney. Ljulyl9l UNION,
STRICKLER will be a candidate for DISTRICT Ar-
TOIMET, subjecf to the decleion of the nett Union County
Convention. Greencastle June 7th, 1865,
n WATSON ROWE WILL BE A
• candidate for the office of DISTRICT ATTOR
NEY, subject to the decision of the next Union County
ASTERN DlN.—The undersigned ha
virw lately purchased the large and commodious
Brick Building of Roe. S. B. Pisher, in connection with ais
present plate of business, on the corner of Main street and
Ludwig's Alley, is prepared to accommodag'e BOARD.
ERS by the day, week or month. Be is amply_provided
with STABLING to accommodate the traveling public.
Having a large LIVERY STABLE connected with the
Hotel, guests and the public generally can be furnished
with Horses andtliriages at any moment. Persons visit
ing Chambersbarg with their families will find this the
most comfortable Hotel in the county as it has been re
fitted with entire new Furniture, anti the rooms are large
and well ventilated. The TABLE is amply supplied with
all the luxuries of the season, and the BAR, which is de,
Inched from the Brick Building, will always be furnished
with choice and pure liquors. Every attention paid to the
comfort of guests. [octlill; F. GREENAWALT.
BROWN'S HOTtL.—This Hotel, situ
ated on the corner of Queen and Second Streets,. op ,
penile the Bank, Court Room, and County Offices, and In
the immediate neighborhood of Stores, Shope, and other
places of business, is conveniently situated for country
people haring business in Chambersburg. The Building
has been greatly enlarged and refitted for the accommoda
tion of Guests.
THE TABLE will always be furnished with the best
the Market can produce.
THE BAH will be supplied with pure and choice Li.
THE STABLE Is large and attended with a good and
Every attention will be rendered to make Guesta nub
fel-table while SOiOallliDg at thin Hotel.
febl JACOB S. BROWN. Pr.P.l-tm%
T`ION HOTEL.--This old and well
es atti.bed uotei t.oot. o l mo for the acconscaodshou
The Proprietor having leased the three•story block of buil
dings on Queen Street, in the rear of his former stand. is
•prepared to furnish GOOD ROOMS for the tinveling and
HIS TABLE will sustain its former reputation of being
supplied with the best the market can produce.
BIS BAB, detached triitn the main building, will et
a-estates° choice and pure Liquors.
Good warm STABLDIG for fifty houses, with easeful
Every attention will be made to render guests comfort
able while sojourning at this ZfoteL
innld JNO. PISBER, Proprietor.
DDAVID H. HUTCHISoN
had becomethe Proprietor of the UNITED STATES
HOTEL, near the Railmad_Depot at HARRISBURG.
PA. This popular and commodious Hotel has'been newly
refitted and furnished throughout its parlors and chamber'',
and is now ready for the reception of guests.
The traveling public will find the United States Hotel
She- most convenient, In all particulars, of any Hotel in
the State Capital, on account of its access to the railroad,
being immediately between the two great depots in this
city. Marrisbuzg, June 17, 63-tf,
STATES UNION HOTEL; OPPOSITE
the Lebanon Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad De
pots, Harrisburg City, Pa. This convenient and pleasant
Hotel is now kept by the undersigned, late of the Indian
Queen in Charabersburg, and he incites the patronage of
his old friends and the public generally. Terms moderate.
octs-tf JOHN W. TAYLOR.
sattornetio at Laix).
M. Et W S. STENGER, A.TTOR-
A.X. 2 4 ."EYS AT LAW.—W. S. STENGP.R. District At.
toraey and Agent for pr erring Penaions, Bounty Money
and an'eara at pay.
Office in James Duffield's dwelling, on the West side of
Second Street, between Queen and Waehington Streets.
SVITIVIBAUGH & GEIER. ATTORNEYS
AP LAW.—Office opposite the Post Office. Will at
tendpromptlpto all blueness entrusted to their care.
P. S.—Authorized Agents for the collection of Pensions,
Bounty, Back Pay and all other claims againstthe govern.
WS EVERETT. Attorney at Law.
. Office on Market Street, opposite the Court
House. formerly occupied by Jer. Cook, Esq. MI legal
businesse entrusted to his care will receive prompt atten
JOAN STEWART, ArrouvET AT LAW
Oar& on Second Street, a few doors South of the
Market Boone. PENSIONS, BOUNTY and ether claims
promptly collected. - faug3l
W 11. 110CICENBERRY, • ATTY. AT
7' • Law. Office opposite Court House. Chambers.
burg. Business promptly attended to. junell-P.to
m . J.
Hee HILL , ATTORNEY AT LAW. Of
at Ids residence on Second street. octl9
B. KENNEDY, ArroftsEr AT LAW
°aide an Market street. octl9
- RENT'S T S.Y.-REMOVAL.-W. 13.
11 HAYCOCK, SURGEON DEI,IIBT, has removed his
Oka to the room lately occupied by Nizon's Drug Store,
OP SECOND STREET, half way batman the Mtthochst
Chunk and Seller'a Had, where he is prepared to per.
loan all operations in Deutistry with care and attention.
Prices low and satisfaction guaranteed. jnlys4l.
DR. H. R. FETTERHOFF, SURGEON
Dawrrar. Mee one door West of the Telegraph
Mee, Clteeneastle, Pa.
All work entntsted to him will be promptly attended to
and warranted. erayl7.6at*
DR. N. SCI-ILOSSERS.DENTAL
FICE on Second street, one square south of the
Market Haase. over Mitchell'. Shoe Store
1 9 ' TEACHERS WANTED.—Notice
is hereby given that the School Directors or Let
terkeuny School Distnct will meet at Strasburg, on Sat•
ur day , the slay of July, at 10 o'clock A. M. for the
vu .p, D , e of (employing 12 Teachers to take charge of the
schools of said District the coming 'session. Term, slz
months &dories liberaL No Teachers employed unless
regularly examined.. By order of the Board, -
julyl24t SAMUEL BBENEMAN, Sec'y,
INTED.—Art -active, energetic busi
-11 man to take the agency for this county of a
first doss Life insurance Crmrpmeg. Address,
julyl94t/ Bo: 2.44 P. 0. Philadelphia.
NEW , YORK SILVER MINING CO.
OF NEVADA. Office, No. BO BroadwaY, New York
Capital 81,500,000; EittiAt for tale at 840 per share--8100
We are erecting our mill at the mine. We know port
drag that we hove a Irish Silver Mina. A few thonsind._
dollars more will bring on into a position that we shall toy
monthly dividends. Call early; take advantage of pr,
eat law rates.
A few good Agents wanted.
JONATHAN TO JOHN sm.
BY JOBS G. SANE
Dear John, I don't forget
I am something in your debt
For giving ma many a sinister a 4311;
Bat perhaps the recent news
May have modified your views—
Sayi—schat do you think of as now old chap?
Not many rnonflus ago,
As you very well know,
Crowing lustily over eactrFed'ral n 1 tiap,•
You swore the retie 1 crew •
Would put the Yankees through—
Well—what do yon think of it now, old chap?
Once, running our blockade
Seemed a money Making trade,
Spite of many a Menacing 'Monitor trap;
But , a-ben you avant The cost
Of your skips and cargoes lost—
Say!—what do you think of it now, old clap
And how you used to mock
At 0111 solid Union stock ;
And then—to replenish your treasnryk gap—
Took the Cotton Bonds at par,
(Like a donkey. as you are!)
Well—what do you think of 'em now, old chap ?
,Once, the honor of the South
Was forever in your mouth,
As oft as you 'viewed the American map.
But since cavalier you see
With assassin to agree—
Say!—what &sport thini of it now. old chap
Aht—John--that little debt—
We will make it even yet,
By giving your gouty old knuckles a rap;
And when that job is done,
We'll have no occasion, John, '
To ask whai you think of us now, old chap
THE GREAT FIRE AT BARrivors
The reporters of the New York papers give
amusing and factious accounts of the fire at Bar
num's Museum, embellished with all the extrava
gance of language which usually marks their dr
criptions when the subject allows. On this occa
casion they speak of "living.curiosities dissolving
in seas of flame," &c. The scenes - are what
might have been expected from the nature of the
building consumed. From the Tribune and ltorld
we copy the following :
THE BEASTS, AND HOW THEY STRUGGLED
The Tribune reporter asserts that he occupied
a room on the north side ofAnn street, corner of
Broadway, from which he could look directly in
to the 'apartment for wild beasts and serpents.
He writes a very lengthy description of what he
saw. "Protecting myself," he' says, "from the
intense heat as well.as I could, I anxiously obser
ved the animals in the opposite room, Immedi
ately opposite the window through which I gazed
was a large dage, containing a lion and lioness.
To the right hand was the three-story cage, con
taining monkeys at the top, two kangaroos in the
second story, and a 'happy family' of rats, cats,
adders, rabbits, &c., underneath. To the left of
the lion's cage was the tank containiug the two
vast alligators, and still further to the left, parti
ally hidden from my sight, was the grand tank
containing the great white whale, which has cre
ated such a furore in our sight-seeing midst for
the past few weeks. Upon the floor was caged
the boa-constrictors, annacondas, and rattlesnakes
whose heads would now and then rise menacingly
through the top of the cage. In the extreme
right was the cage entirely shut from my view at
first, containing the Bengal tiger and the Polar
bear, whose terrified growls could be distinctly
beard from behind the partition. The coutlagra
tion was, as yet, conliacd to the upper part of the
building. The lower walls, however, were be
coming rapidly heated, and all of the animals be
gan to manifest much uneasiness. The white or
silver fox ran up and down the cage, whining pit
eously and endeavoring to escape. The liens al
so, paced hurriedly up and down, moaning most
dismally, and all the otherbeasts manifested sim
ilar uneasiness. The serpents stuck their heads
up above the sill of the window and writhed about
in strange contortions.
When the fire had eaten its swift way down to
the third floor, and the lurid glare burst through
the transoms of the doors, the panic among the
beasts became positively fearful. They sprang
against their iron bars, and strove to rend them
with their teeth, at the same time sending forth
savage and frightful cries, which were almost ha
luau m theiragony, At length, when the flames
burst throughkp of the door and commenced
to lick the top f the cages, the tumult reached
its height . Yells, roars, howls, and screams went
up from the doomed brutes, which were heard to
the distance of a half a mile. With a simultane
ous bound, the lion and his mate sprang ,against
their bars, which gave way and came down with
a great crash, releasing the beasts, who fur a mot.
meat, apparently amazed at their sudden liberty,
stood in the middle of the floor, lashing their sides
with their tails and roaring dolefully. Almost at
the same moment, the upper part of the three
storied cage, consumed by the flames, fell for
ward, letting the rods drop to the floor, and ma
ny other animals were thus set free. Just at
this moment the door fell through, and the flames
and smoke rolled in like a whirlwind from the
Hadean river Cocytus.
THE' POLAR BEAR AND THE MONKEYS
A horrible howl in the right-hand corner of the
room, a yell of indescribable agony, and a crash
ing, grating sound indicated that the tiger and
polar bear were stirred up to the highest pitch of
excitement. Then there came a great crash, as
of the giving way of the bars of their cage. The
flames and smoke momentarily rolled back, and
MI a few seconds the interior of the room was
visible in the lurid light of the flames, which re
vealed the lion and the tiger locked together in
close combat. ,The base of the rods of the ser
pents' cage had also crumbled, and the largest
boa-constrictor—about twenty feet long and about
as thick aq a man's body—was also engaged in
deadly strilggle with the lioness. The polar bear
hrunk in the coolest corner with half his fur
burnM ram his snowy coat, and there sat wonder
ingly azing upon the scene before him. Accus
tome , as be had been, to deal with only the wal-
ITS and the seal in the cold blue water of the
Arctic regions, be was evidently considerably
alarmed at the excessively horrid scene which
was blazing through the room. Under the cir
cumstances, he found it impossible to take it
cooly. The monkeys were perched around the
windows, quivering with dread and afraid to jump
out. The snakes were writhing about, crippled
and blistered by the,heat, darting out their forked
tongues and expressing their rage and fear in the
most sibilant hisses. The " Happy Family" were
experiencing an amount of beatitude which was
evidently too cordial for philosophical enjoyment.
A long tongue of flame had crept under the cage,
completely singeingevery hair from the cat's body.
The telicitous adder was slowly burning in two,
and busily engaged in impregnating his agonized
system with his own venom. The joyful rat had
lust his tail by a falling bar of iron ; and the beau
tiful rabbit, perforated by a 'red 'hot nail, looked
as if nothing would he more grateful than a cool
corner in some Esquimaux farm yard. The mem
bers of the delectuted convocation were all hud
dled together in the bottom of their cage, which
suddenly gave way, precipitating them out of
view into the depths below, which by this time
were also blazing like the fabled Tophet. •
TOE LION, TIGER AND -BOA•CONSTRICTOR IN
Meanwhile the lion and the tiger were continu
ing their contest, now with the advantage on one
side, now on the other ; and the boa was slowly
tightening his fatal coils round the panting body
of the lioness, which, however, bit and struggled,
lacerating the striped skin of its adversary terri
bly. The floor was already crimson with their
blood, while the euromingly hisses, howls, yells
and roars, utterly surpassed all efforts at de
scription. At this moment the flames rolled again
into the room, and then again retired. The whale
and 'alligators were by this time suffering dread
ful torments. The water in which they martian?.
literally boiling. The alligatorslaahed fiercely
about, endeavoring to escape, and opening and
shutting their great jaws in ferocious torture ;
but the poor whale almost boiled, with great ut•
cars bursting from his blubbery sides, could only
feebly 'swim about, though blowing excessively,
and every saw and theft sending up grebt foun
tains of spray. At length crack went the glass
aides of the great case, and the whale and fillip-
CHAMBERSBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 1865.
tors rolled out on the floor, iith the _rushing and
streaming water. The what died pretty easily,
having been pretty4ell use< up before. A few
greatigasps and a convulsivm flap or two of his
mighty flukes were his expirog spasms. One of
the alligators was killed aluest immediately by
falling across a great fragineit of shattered glass,
which cut open his stomach Millet out the great
er part of his entrails to thm light of day. The
remaining alligator became hcolved in a contro
versy with an anaconda. and joined the melee in
the centre of the blazing apanment.
The floor at last, undennhed by flame, gave
way with an awful crash, an the living, strug
gling,_howling, writhing magmas launched into
a gulf of red and yellow fire, lending up it Whirl
wind of smoke, sparks and .tinders to the very
heavens. The last object we saw was the polar
bear, upon a white-hot sguareof sheet-iron, with
all the hair bdrned from his sides, and standing
stark and stiff, rapidly bakingwown. Before the
whale went down with the rest, a stream of sper
maceti ran from - his carcass dawn the sides of the
building, taking fire and makng impromptu can
dles on an enormous scale.
A vicTiatiotis EAGLE.
A number of the birds whim were caged in the
upper part of the building were set free by some
charitably inclined person at the first alarm of
fire. At intervals they flew nut. There were
many valuable tropical birds—?arrots of all sizes,
and manifold colors, parroquets, cockatoos , mock.'
lug birds, bumming birds, itim, as well as some
vultures and eagles, and one condor. Great ex.
citement existed among the swaying crowds in
the streets below as they took wing. There were
confined in the same room a few serpents, which
also obtained their liberty; and soon after the ris
ing and devouring flames began to enwrap the en
tire building, a splendid and emblematic sight
was presented to the wondering and up-gazing
throngs. Bursting through the central casement,
with flap of wing and lashing coils, appeared an
eagle and a serpent wreathed in fight. For a mo
ment they hung ,poised in mid air, presenting a
novel and terrible-conflict. It was the Earth and
Air (or their reApective representatives) at war
for mastery. The base and the lofty, - the grovel
ler and the soarer, were engaged in deadly battle.
At length the flat head of the serpent sank, his
writhing, sinuous form grew still, and, wafted up
ward by the cheers of the gazing multitude, the
eagle, with a scream of triumph, and bearing his
prey in his iron talons, soared toward the sun.
Several monkeys escaped from the burning build
ing to the neighboring roofs and streets, and con
siderable excitement was caused by the attempts -
to secure them.
The World reporter turns our attention to the
human curiosity ; and dilates on the woman giant:
"The ghastliness of the scene partook of the hor
ribly ludicrous, when the Minoan curiosities ap
peared at the portal amid Vie boots and hallos of
men. The giantess came first, scared out of half
her growth, and then a giantess, holding aloft her
dabbled skirts to the exposure of a foot like one
of Drake's Plantation rocks, and in her tremen
dous fist clasping a crown of glass diamonds and
emeralds. Her huge eyes were almost colorless
with terror; she went down Ann street like ono
of the chimneyg promenading. The fat woman
next appeared, for this time only without appe
tite. Her figure was not adapted for locomotion,
and her dress, bare at the neck, showed &breadth
and depth of shoulder upon which the cinders
were bound to strike if they fell anywhere. Her
retreat, in care of a policeman, was a splendid
example of size-making time: her golden (I) cro wn
glittered as she went, and she took refuge in a
newspaper office, where we law her lamenting
the loss of her wardrobe. The loss of one dress
must have ruined her; her girth was that of the
great California pine, around which no four men
could clasp their united arms. She reminded us
of Ruben's Flemish beauties pursued by satyrs
When this lady took her seat hi the office, she
modestly fainted, but wisely did not fall. Who
could have picked her up? She awoke with an
extreme blush, and said:
"Please give me some water r"
"Bring her a tank," said a pert clerk.
It seemed to us that this holy felt not so much
ashamed as melancholy. Every. man who looked
ut bur was taking twenty five eouts from her
HORRIBLE FATE OF THE " WAX FIGGERS
The same correspondent tells us of the fate of
the " wax figgers." " The wax figures and state
ary in the museum were, with few exceptions, de
stroyed. Jeff. Davis, in Lull female costume, was
handed out of a. window on the balcony, amid the
cheers of the assembled multitude who witnessed
his transfer to terra firma. As the statue was
received by a man below in the crowd, its head
dropped oft; which event gave rise to a number
of witticisms from the spectators. One patriotic
individual was heard to say; Row could you
expect his head to stay on when his neck was
broke 1' Gen. Grant remained at his post to
the last—beyond all hope of rescue—and perished
amid flame and smoke. A hard, matter.of-fact
looking fellow, in a red fire shirt, seized bold of
Queen Victoria and her hopeful son, the Prince
of Wales, in the most contemptuous manner pos
sible, upsetting the skirts of her Majesty; and as
he passed his precious burden to those ready to
receive it, he cried out; with republican
Take this rubbish away out of here.' Dan
iel Lambert, the obese individual in Nankeen
pantaloons, who formerly sat with a placid and
serene expression in the glass case along with
Victor Emanual, who was gorgeously attired in
satin breeches, and his illustrious cotemporary;
Francis Joseph, of Austria, all remained to the
last and died in a manner befitting their noble
blood and illustrious descent. During the tithe
of the conflagration; Louis Napoleon preserved
an imperturbable silence and a sphinx-like ex
presssion of countenance in full consonance with
his public character. The Maid of Saragossa
perished in a most virtuous and edifying manner,
as did the guerrilla group, who, for over ten
years, have watched with anxiety and solicitude
the last moments of their beloved leader, Zamal.
curregui, the well-known Spanish partisan. The
Greek slave was rescued from a fiery servitude
by a gallant metropolitan, and attracted general
attention in her passage through the streets by
her light and airy summer costume. To the sen
timentalist. the unhappy fate of so many exotic
specimens, representing every part of the world,
will give as much grief as the losses in goods and
buildings of his own fellow-citizena Shell-fish
and porcupines, storks and swans, every repre
sentative ofthe-elementa, caged together, met a
common death, howling and hissing, like a con
flagration of the World in miniature.' -
A "GORRILLA" LY THE HERALD OFFICE.
The following narrdtive we give on the author
ity of the Tribune reporter,: When the Eire was
at its height, Mr. Bennett, ,the veteran editor of
the Herald, was sitting in his private office, with
his back to the open window, calmly discussing
with a friend the chances that the Herald estab
lishment would escape the, conflagration, which
at that time was threateningly advancing up Ann
street toward Nassau. In the course - of his con
versation, Mr. Bennett observed: "However,
though 1 have usually had good luck in case's of
fire, they say that the devil is ever at one's shoul
der, and--." Here an exclamation from his
friend interrupted him, and turning quickly, he
was considerably taken aback at seeing the devil
himself, or something very much like him, at his
very shoulder as he spoke. Recovering his equan
imity, with the ease and suavity which is usual
with him in all company, Mr. B. was about to
address the intruder, when he perceived that
what he had taken fur the gentleman in black
was nothing more than a frightened mining-on
tang. The poor creature, but recently released
from captivity, and, doubtless thinking that he
might fill some vacancy in the editorial corps of
the paper in question, had descended by the wa
fer-pipe and instinctively taken refuge in the inner
sanctum of the establishment of the office. Al
though the editor—perhaps from the fact that be
saw nothing peculiarly strauge in the visitation—
soon regained his cutuposnre, it was farotherwise
with his friend, who immediately gave the elan*"
Mr. Hudson rushed in and boldly attacked-the
monkey, grasping him by the throat. The book
editor next came in, obtaining a clutch upon the
brute by the ears; the musical critic followed,
and seized the tail with both hands; and a Dum
ber of reporters, armed with inkstands and sharp•
cued pencils came next, followed by a dozen po
licemen with brandished clubs ; at the same time
the engineer in the basement received the pre
concerted signal, and got ready his hose, where
with to pour boiling but water upon the heads of
those in the street, in ease it should prove a regu
lar systematized attack by gorrillas, Bmzillian
apes,, and ehimbanzees. Opposed to this formid
able combination, the rash intruder fared badly,
and was soon in durance vile.
The World reporter gives us the following ac
count of ntitable doiracters in Eininum's collection,
after their rescue from the burning building. The
fa lady. Miss Rosin's D. Richardson, weighing• la
THE FAT WOMAN
her obesity over 660 pounds of adipose matter,
escaped from danger, under the care of two ener
getic attaches of the Museum, and was taken to the
Me ralr Y o ffi ce, panting and perspiring from fright
and the intense heat of the flame, and the - warm
temperature of theduly attn. She remained at the
ilfercury office until a late hour in the afternoon,
when she was transferred 'to Power's Hotel, in
company with the giant girl and the Circa:flan
lady. She lost all her penonal effects, escaping
in a sort of seini.dishabills. When all danger was
past, she became quite voluble, and related her
experience to a crowd of wrapt and attentive
TUE NOVA SCOTLi GIANTESS.
The Nova Scotia giantess, Miss Anna Swan, be
ing of a more active disposition, made better head
way, and reached the haven of safety, the Sun of
fice, at an early hour, without a scratch or damage
of any kind. She also lost her wardrobe and about
two hundred dollars in gold coin, which wasplaced
for I rife keeping in a trurk in her private room in
the Museum. Miss Swan is a rather lady like per
sonage, over eight feet in height, and when walk
ing has rather a crushing effect on all average be
holden in size and bulk. She was dressed in a
grenadine robe trimmed with green ribbon, and
did not appear at frightened or put out in her
THE CIRCASSIAN GIRL.
The gem of the collection is the Circassian girl,
Miss Zurnby Hannan. She is a young lady of
prepossessing appearance sixteen years of age,
habited in the national costume of Circassia, con
sisting of a tunic of blue merino, trimmed with
silver lace, a loose orange Turkish trousers, turn
ed in at the calf of the leg, and a pair of red leath
er garters, displaying to the beholder an ankle of
artistic &rush and turn. Her hands are very small
and aristocratic, and she wears her hair in a rath
er. tumultuous though natural manner. Miss Han
n= is a grand niece of the prophet Schamyl, and
says that she was brought up under the fostering
care of her uncle, in his native town of Scatchmaz
kilowskie. On reaching Power's Hotel, after per
forming her devotional ablutions, after the con
ventional 3lahomedon manner, she made her ap
pearance in the ladies' parlor, attracting great at
tention by her vivacious manner and the charm
ing sparkle of her deep blue eyes. She complained
bitterly of the loss of her music which was con
sumed in the general wreck and chaos.
VIE ALLIGATOR AND, IVNALE
The tanks in which the alligator and whale
were confined were broken open in order to flood
the building with the water, and by,-that means
stay the raging element; and, of course, the ani
mals, being deprived of their natural element, they
became lather unmanageable, and floundered
about in a very ungraceful manner. The whale,
it is said. before expiring, gave vent to a series
of dismal and distressing groans, almost human
in their similitude. The representative Samson,
despite his scaly salamander back and ilia, bad
to succumb, snakes, who were wont to terrify the
souls of verdant countrymen and their curiosity
seeking families, became tame and social in the
presence of tliedevouring monster, and after a
few writhing springs and jumps, their troubles
THE HAPPY FAMILY
The interesting collection of'domesticated ani
mals who bad been practicing miscegenation for
many years with a most happy result, as far as
the -increase of members went;displayed the
most consummate heroism under terrible difficul
ties. One of the ugliest of the monkey tribe: who
had displayed evidences of habecility and senili
ty for some time past, roused himself on this aw
ful occasion,, and, with great self-abnegation,
seized a female specimen of the 'feline tribe, to
whom he had given many signs of attachment
and consideration, and attempted to make his
escape from the burning volcano—Androcles
like—with his companion. But, alas ! the sur
rounding sea of flame was too mach for his su
berhuman efforts, and he perished along with his
eloved eat. The most heart-rending yells and
screams were heard resounding from that part
of the museum in which the cage of the happy
family was located during the progrest of the
conflagration, betokening the terrible_shfferings
of the animals. 1
As there have been solYe manifestations ot . ex
pressions of sympaihy for Mrs, Surratt, who has
ignominiously paid the penalty of her crime in
connection with the assaTesination of President
Lincoln, the follo4ing resume of the evidence
elicited on the triaagainst her will prove highly
`Mrs. Surratt, on !whom the principal interest
will concentrate, a married' woman, of about
forty-five years of age. She has occupied a good
position in society, and owns a tavern and farm at
urrattsville, thirteen miles from Washington
City. This tavern is now notorious as the resi
dence of Lloyd. the' principal witness against Mrs.
Snrratt, and who was evidently a conspirator, and
would probably have been tried, had it not been
a necessity on the part of the Government to use
him as a witness. For EOM@ time past Mrs. Sur
rat has resided on H street,Vashington City: in
a respectable four-story brick house, which she
owns and has used as a boarding-house. Her res•
idence has been the rendezvous for a select—com
pany of blockade runners of both sexes, one of
which was her eon, John H. Surratt, and who
was also one of the prominent actors, probably
the financier, of, the conspiracy which culminated
in the assassination of the President. Mrs. Sur.
ratt's house was also the rendezvous of the con
spirators, of whom Booth was the leading spirit.
Payne lodged there on two separate occasions.
Atzeroth was proved to have been there, and
Booth was, a frequent and always welcome visitor.-
Her , household consisted of herself, her daugh
ter, Miss Mary E. Surratti Miss Honortt Fitzpat
rick, Mr. Holahan and Louis Weichumn.
All these individuals have appeared outhe stand
as witnesses, and with the exception of %Veich
man, who has been confined in tne 'Old Capitol
Prison, none of them have been suspected of com
plicity in the plot, though they are known to have
been in sympathy with the Rebellion. The au
thorities at Washington, held Welshman as a
prienner, not being willing to believe that any man
was permitted to know so much of a conspiracy
without being intrusted with the whole, Hewes
called to the stand four times on the part of the
Government, and ValB subjected each- time to a
rigid and lengthy cross-examination, by the de
fense ; but notwithstanding all their ttro rts to
prove him a co-conspirator, from having been em
ployed by Booth, John H. Surratt and Mrs. Sur
ratt, it was shown, beyond doubt, that they availed
themselves of his good nature and obliging dispo
sition, without ever intruating him with the se
crets of their scheme..
It is hard to believe that a woman, under the
mask of a comely face and mild demeanor, could
ever be guilty of complicity in a deed so foul and
hazardous as the capture or assassination of the
President and the heads of the Government; but
this woman's history furnishes, perhaps, the only
instance in modern times, of a spirit as wickedly
capable and malignant as Igaiy Macbeth. We
are ready, however, to believe, for humanity's
sake, that John H. Surratt first determined upon
these terrible deeds, and thaf he availed himself
of his mother's affection to draw her into com
That the plot of the 14th of :April was not the
first attempt by these desperadoes, is abundantly
evident: Weichman testified that about the2oth
of March, while in Mrs. Surratt's parlor, she ma
nifested great excitement, and wept bitterly that
her son John had left the city never to return.
That afternoon John H. Surratt returned to the
house in a state of great excitement, pacing the
room more like a maniac than a sane man ; he
flourished a pistol, and swore that hie prospects
were blasted, and his hopes gone, and' that he
would shoot any one who Caine into the room.
Shortly after Payne entered the room ; lee also
was armed, and was laboring under great excite
ment; he was iminediately followed lii.l.footh,
who, also, was so much excited that he did not
for some time notide the presence of Weichmrin.
Observing him, however, at a suggestion from
Booth, these conspirators withdrew to an upper
room, where they held a lengthened interview.
It is evident that these parties left Mrs. Surratt's
house that day intent on some foul plot of assas
sination; but, from causes which have never been
fully explained, the scheme failed, and the guilty
participators returned, foiled, reekless and en
The principal witnesses against Mrs. Surratt
were John M. Lloyd,.tho keeper of the Surratts-
Ville tavern, and Louis Weichman. About six
weeks before the assassination, Lloyd, testified
that Harold t Atzeroth and John H. Surratt came
to Lloyd's tavern at Surrattsville, bringing with
them two Spencer carbines, formidable seven•
shooting rides, also ammunition and a rope. Star
rett wished the witness toconceal these weapons;
and be himself showed Lloyd where tq conceal
VOL. 71...WH0LE NO.
them, between the joists and_ the cond floor.
'On the Monday preceding the 'day of the
murder, Weidman was sent by . Surratt to
Booth, to obtain from him the us of his horse
and baggy. Booth had sold his bu gy, but gave
Weichman ten dollars, with which' to hire one
for .),I.rs. Surat.- He did so and drove her to
Surrattsville, to Lloyd'n ta l i - ern. 'What took
place there is not fully known. °lithe after
noon of the 14th, the day of the assassination,
Weichman again drove litre. Sundt to Lloyd's
tavern, Booth having had a conference with her
a few minutes before she left. Weichman testi
fies - that, on that occasion, she took with her
two parcels. Lloyd testifies that these parcels
contained a field glass and two bottles of whisky,
and that in her conference with him, she'deeired
him to have "those shooting-irons ready fur par
ties who would call that night."
Iticas afterwards known in Washington that
other tacts had cometo light as conclusive as any
which came out upon _the stand, implicating Mrs.
Surratt in these deeds 'of death. During the
ride to Surrattsville, on the afternoon of the 14th
she inquired of a person who lived on the road,
if the pickets remained out all night, and on be
ing told that they were called in at eight o'clock,
replied that she was glad to know it. On the
evening of the 14th of April she was pacing her
sitting-room, counting her beads, in a state of
highly nervous excitement. A torchlight pro
cession was parading the city, in celebration of
the national victories; she inquires„bof Weich
man the direction the procession wlih taking, re
marking that -she had a great interest in that
procession. She desired Weichman and her
daughter, Miss Surratt, also Miss Fitzpatrick,
to " pray for her intentions." These young pea.
ple were making some noise with their talking
and laughter, and she excitedly bade all of them
to leave the room. Before this, some one came
to the house and rang the bell. Mrs. Surratt an
swered at the door It was afterwards known
that the person who called was J. Wilkes Booth,
_who - doubtless came to inquire the result of her
visit, to Lloyd's tavern, and to ascertain if the
arrangements made were such that he might rely
The fact that Lloyd had the "shooting-irons"
ready, in obedience to Mrs. Surratt's instructions,
and that Booth and Harold, in their flight after
their guilty deed, did call at Lloyd's tavern, and
obtained one of the two carbines, Booth confes
sing, his inability from his wound to carry the
other, leaves no question as to Mrs. Surma's
guilty knowledge of the participation in the con
.. _ .. .. . ... . , .
Another proof of the guilt of this woman is Cir
cumstantially-furnished in the return of Payne to
her houie, as to a place of refuge, after three days
and nights of skulking before the pursuing officers
of justice. The Surratt house was on Monday
night, taken possession of by a military guard.
They had not occupied it an hour when a ring at
the door was heard. It was answered by an offi
cer. A man stood at the door having dirty hands
and soiled garments, a pick upon his shoulder,
and upon his head, for a cap, what afterwards
proved to be a sleeve cut from his woolen shirt.
Finding himself entrapped, he professed to ac
count for his visit at so unseasonable an hour, by
stating that he bad come to dig_ a drain for Mrs.
Surratt. In answerlo other inquiries, he said
ho was a laboring man ; that he had no money ;
and accounted for his dirty appearance by saying
that he had to sleep in the trenches round Wash
ington. The discovery of a twenty dollar bill, a
tooth-brush, a pocket compass, ajar of pomade,
a pocket dictionary, and other items which labor
ing menAo not usually carry•, was deemed suffi
ciently suspicious to detain him. Mrs. Surratt
was asked If she knew him, and she solemnly ap
pealed to het God that she bad never seen him
before. This man was Lewis Payne, the assas
sin of Secretary Seward-
AN ELOQUENT TRIBUTE
Men who talk as much as Hon. Thos. Williams,
M. C. from Allegheny, do not always talk wisely
Or well; but the following apostropheto the mar
tyred Lincoln is unsurpassed by any of thq assay
tributee paid to his name and memory—jlt is as
chaste and beautiful as it is eloquent :
Rest then, honored shade! spirit of the gentle
Lincoln Best! No stain of innocent blood ia on
thy hand No widow's tears—no orphan's wail
shall ever trouble thy repose. No agonizingstriig
gle between the conflicting claims of mercy and
justice shall of thee more. Thou haat but
gone to swell the long procession of that noble
army of martyry, who left their places vacant at
the family board to perish for the fiilth in South,
em dungeons, or to leave their bones unhurried,
or ridged with countless - graves the soil that they
have won-and watered with their blood. Though
lost to us, thou art not lost to memory. The ben
efactors of mankind live beyond the grave. For
thee death ushers in the life that will not die.
Thy deeds will not die with thee, nor the cause or
nation which was aimed at in the mortal blow
that laid thee low. What though no sculptured
column shall arise to mark the sepulchre and pro
claim to future times, the broad humanity, the
true nobility of soul, the moderation in success,
that, by the confession of his harshest critics, have
crowned the untutored and unpretending child of
the prairies, as the "King of men t" What
though the quiet woodland and cemetery that
shelters thy remains, and woos the pilgrim to its
leafy shades, - shall show no costly cenetapk—no
offering save those which the - hand of affection
plants, or that of nature sheds upon the hallowed
mound that marks thy resting place? What
though the muse of history who registers thy acts,
and inscribes thee high among the favored few
to whom God has given the privileges of promot
ing the happifless of their kind, should fail to M.
cord the quiet and unobtrusive virtues that-clus
ter round the hearth and heart, and shrink'from
the glare of day ? There is a chronicler more
faithful that will take thy story up whest_ . • history
may leave it. The pen of the Record'i'ng Angel
will write it in the chancery of Heaven,.While the
lips of childhood will be taught to repeat-the tra
gic tale until memory shall mellow into the golden
light of tradition, and poesy shall'claim the story
for its theme. But long ere this—even ably m
our own day and generation—the cotton fields and
the rice swamps of' the South, will be vocal with
thy praise f -while the voice of the emancipated
white man - shall swell the choral harmony that
ascends from the lips of the dusky child of the
tropics, as he lightens his daily toil—now sweet
because no longer unrequited—by extemporizing
his simple gratitude in unpremeditated lays in
honor of the good President who died to make
him free. The mightiest potentates of earth have
labored vainly. to secureu place in the memories
and the regards - of men, by dazzling exhibitions
of their power to enslave. Both Memphian and
Asyrian kings, whose very names bad perished
but for the researches of the learned, have sought
to perpetuate their deeds and glory, in the rock
tombs of the Nile, and the unhurried has reliefs
of Ninevah and Babylon, covered with long trains
of sorrowing captives manacled, and bound, drag
ged along to swell the victor's triumphs, or, per
haps, as votive offerings to the temples of their
bestial gods. It was reserved for thee to find
surer road to fame by no parade of conquest. No
mournful train , of miserable thralls either graces
or degrades thy triumph. The subjugated are
free, and the hereditary bondsmen drops his gall
lug chain, and feels that he is once more a man.
If the genius or sculptor should seek to preserve
thy name, it will present thee lifting from the
abject posture, and leading by the head, with
gentle solicitation, the enfranchised millions of a
subject race, and laying down their fetters as a
tree-will (Alining upon the altars of that God, who
is the common Father of mankind. •
F r o m the philadelphia
HORRORS AT ANDEIMOVVILLE.
A statement carefully prepared by one who had
access to official documents, and who was a pris
oner himself, has been made out, showing the
. mumber of deaths among the Union' prisoners at
".....44141mioriville, Georgia, troth Fehrityy, .1864, to
February, 1865. The grand total is twelve thou
sand, eight hundred and eighty-four The high
est number of deaths in a single day was one hun
dred and twenty-seven, the date being August 23,
1864, at which time thirty-two thousaml, one hun
dred and ninety-three prisoners were' confined
th e re, being the highest number ever imprisoned
at that point. The statement was prepared by
Charles Lang, hospital steward of the 101st Pa.
Regiment, who was captured at Plywouth,N. C.
Governor Curtin, who has been engerly'seeking
for a list of the Pennsylvania soldiers who diedat
Ande*nville, has received the full roll-of NW'
Sylvania victims from this considerate soldier, and
it will be found on an inside page of our double
sheet to-day: The list will also ho published in
pamphlet form by SurgeowOeiaeraMilliPs• 'We
understand that the bodies of the cloth:us cannot ,
be removed until October, and before that time
%mum Caton fitobatilrannounes thabest
and most ommementwag of smiling each recto
r/Mt The g o vernor is engaged at this time in
an effort to procure fall,lista of Petpsylrania sol
dier§ who died in other rebel prisons, and it is
a list more or less complete will soon.
De rennY tor publication. A statement of those
who died at Salisbury, N. C., will , probably soon
be made public.
Nothing bastnade so deep an impression on the
heart of the loyal people as the treatment of Union
soldiers who fell into the. fiendish hands of the
Southern military authorities. The evidence that
a deliberate system o f starvation was- practised
accumulates every d a y. H enry S . F oote, l a t e a
rebel Senator lfom Mississippi, is the most recent
witness: In a letter in reference to Ins efforts - to
get the Confederate Congress to investigate these
cruelties, he says:
"Touching the Congressional report referred to
I have this to say :- A month or two anterior to
the date of said report I learned, from a govern:
ment officer of respectability . . that the prisoners
of war then confined it and about Richmond
were suffering severely for want of provisions- -
He told me further, that it was manifest to him
that a systematic scheme was on foot for subject.
km these unfortunate men to starvation; that the
Commissary General, Mr. Northrop (a most
wicked - and heartless wretch), had addressed a
communication to Mr. Seddon, the Secretary of
War, proposing to withhold meat altogether from
military prisoners then in custody, and to give
them nothing but bread and vegetables, and that
Mr. Seddon had endorsed the document contain
ing this recommendation affirmatively. I learned
further that by calling upon IslajorOuld, the com
missioner for exchange of prisoners, I would be
able to obtain further information on thissablect.
I went to Major Ould immediately, and obtained
the desired information. Being utterly unwilling
to countenance such barbarity for ri'moment, re
garding indeorlAtte honor - of the whole South as
concerned in the affair, I proceded without delay
to the hall of the House of Representatives, - call•
ed the attention of that strangely - constituted bo
dy to the subject, and insisted upon an immediate
committee of investigation. I grieve to say that
this was at first refused, and I was most acrimo
niously censured by several members for introdu
chin-* the subject iu the House at all. But I resol
vedo have an investigation, and to put a stop
to such Vandalic atrocities if I could, or at least
to rescue my own character from menaced, infa
my by withdrawing from all further connection
with the Confederate cause at once. I introdu
ced a sacond resolution, next morning, and-final
ly succeeded in getting the committee raised.
You will find, in addition to the report made by
the committee, a considerable mass of testimony_
of various kinds/eported with it, and among other
documentary pnkiofs, the official communication
of the Commissary General, above referred to,
and the endorsement of Mr. Seddon thereon, in
which he substantially says that, in his judgment,
the time had arrived for retaliation upon the pris
oners of war of the enemy." -
The history of the civilized world cannot fur
nish a more atrocious record than that made up
for themselves by the leaders of the rebellion, and
among our greatest reasons for thankfulness at
the close of the war and the death of slavery, is
the tact that such horrible outrages on humanity
can never more be perpetrated. The oligarchic
system which tended to sanction.such indescri
bable cruelties has been ground tp powder, not a
vestige of it is left, and the entireworld has cause
sing to a pme, of rejoicing at its destruction.
mAillenNG A CORPSE.
In Bombay, recently, occurred the following
strange ceremony—tho principals being a living
woman and a dead man, of thetammattee caste.
The relation that had existed between the living
and the dead was of a left handed nature. They
had lived together for many years as man,and
wife, when, after suffering -from a febrile attack
for only four short days, the man died:
Agreeably to the peculiar custom of their caste,,
it was imperative, ere the corpse could be re-
Moved for interment, that the sacred rites of
matrimony should be performed. The sad intel
ligence was soon communicated to the neighbor
ing residents, and the loud and 'vehement ham
mering of tom-toms had the desired effect of col- -
letting a host of friends and acquaintances, and
a fluctuating stream of passers-by to the spot.—
A gooroo, or priest, being summoned, and the
necessary preparations for the celebration of the
nuptials being hurriedly
i completed, the ceremo
ny commenced. The inanimate " form divine"
was placed against the outer wall of the veran
dah of the house in a sitting posture, attired like
a bridegroom, and the face and hands were be
smeared with liquid tumerie.,.. The woman also
was clothed like a bride, and adorned with the
usual tinsel ornaments over the lace, which, as
well as the arms and the drapery, were daubed
over with yellow. She sat opposite the dead.
now addressing it in light and unmeaning words
as is customarily done on such occasions, and, "
the chewing bits of dry cocoanut and squirting it
on the face. And thus the ceremony proceeded
and continued for three or four hours. At length,
as the son was rearing the horizon, the nuptial
ceremony was brought to a close, and the prep
arations for the interment commented. The
dead was divested of its bridal attire, then bathed,
and finally laid upon a bier and covered with a
cloth of silk. The face was nest rubbed over
with some red powder, and in the mouth were
placed some betel leaves. The widowed bride/
then looked her last look at the shrouded form of
him when never more she would behold, when)
amid agonizing shrieks and deafning tots-touring,
the bier was lifted up and the funeral eortag'•
proceeded in the direction of Sion. One man
a near relative of the deceased—preceded the
corpse, throwing, at intervals, • a handful of pies
to the right and to the left, which were being
eagerly picked up by a troupe of little urchins.
MR. NASEY ON DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS--'
"Petroleum V. Nastry," whose writings amused
Mr. Lincoln so much, says iu his last letter that
"these is the dark days of the Diumernsy."—
"We hey no way uv keeping our voters togeth
er. Opposin the war-won't do no gook-few be
fore the nest eleckshun the heft of our voters will
hey diskivered-that the war is over. The feer of
drafts may do suthin in sum parts uyPennsylyany
and Snthren Illinoy, fer some time yit; but that
can't be dePeodid on.
But we hey wan resource fer a laboo—ther
will alluz be a Dimoerisy, so long ea ther's a
Nigger. Titer is a uncompromisin dislike to the
'Nigger in the mind uc a gowoine Dimocrat."
Mr. Nasby then lays down a few pkiin rides for
the guidance of the faithful in this matter, one of
which is as follows : •
" Allug assert that the nigger will never beside
to take care nv_ hisself,lmt will alluz - be a public
burden. He may, possibly, give ys the lie' by
going to work. In sich a emergency the dooty ov
every Dimecrat is plane. He must not be allow
ed to work. Associations must be orgenizd,
pledged to neether give, him employment, to work
w i t h him, to work Mr any one who will give him
work, or patronize- eny one who duz. (1 wood
sejest that sick uv us as hez been figetoonit
2 ,Let credit, pay a trifle on account, so ez to make
our patronage wuth suthin.) This course rigidly
and persistently follered, wood drive the-best or
em to steeltn, and the balance to the poor houses,
provin wot we her alluz clannd, that they air a
a idle and vishus race.
"Ef ther aint no niggers, Sentrel Comnsittip.
must famish em. A half dozen will do fer a or
dinary county, of they hustled along with ener
gy. Ef they won't steel, the Sentrel Committis
must do it theirselves. Show yer niggers ,in a
township in the mornin, and the same nice rob
the clothes lines and hen roosts. Ever willin 2
sacrifice myself fer the cause, 1 volunteer to do
this latter duty in six populous cuntis." ' „
THE success of the National Cemetery at Get
tysburg is inspiring the Commissioners of the An
tietam National Cemetery to a vigorous prosecu
tion of their work. The success in identifying
the remains of the dead on that field has heen.very
gratifying thus far. 'The names, regiments and
States of 1,688 soldiers have been ascertained,
which are divided among the States as follows:
Maine, '72; New Harnpshire;2s; Inditum, 80; Mass -
achusetts, 196 ; Wisconsin, 66; Rhode Island, 30,;
Connecticut, 192 ; Michigan, 26; Ohio, 67; Min
nesota,9; Delaware, 19; New Jersey, 7; Mary
land, 13; New York, 486; Pennsylvania, :802:
West Virginia, 12. -
"You bad better ask for manners than nipuey, -
said a finely dressed gentleman to a beggar- who
naked fonalms: "I asked for what I thought you
had the most of," was the cutting reply;
"I sir, printer, do you take goyerinnerit`mo
ney / lip. What's the reason—ain't it good
Yes—best in eioattlation. W,hylinn't you take it
then Because wponn't.W''''
TIM "printentairetprititais were Ti
tans." We neva l tifickbelm r ):s.itavebave
seen a good manyVtyfr.s.w4.ll4mreoplee.
FassioNAßLr, 4yrnob—"Pride mast tam a