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• CARLISLE, PA.
FRIDAY, .INNUARY 26, 11366.
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Meeting of the Standing Committee.
The standing committee of the Union-Ite
publican Party of Cumberland County will
meet at the Herald Office, on Tuesday morn
ing next, the 30th instant, at 11 o'clock, A.
M. Important business will be before the
committee, and a full attendance is urged.
A. K. RIIEEISI, Chairman
MAJ. GEN. JOHN W. GEARY.
The Union State convention has been
called and it becomes the duty of the people
who are to bo represented there to consider
well who most deserves the honor of being
their standard bearer in the corning Guber
national contest. Many eminent names have
been suggested but none has elicited such
hearty enthusiasm among the people as that
of GEN. GEARY. Among the most gallant
and skilful officers Pennsylvania tent to the
field lie has been conspicuous for his ser
vices almost since the commencement of the
rebellion. His deeds of valor in Virginia,
at Gettysburg and during Sherman's mem
orable march from Chattanooga to Raleigh
are a part of the record of the great achieve
ments of the patriot soldiers of the Union.
Enteringtho•servicoitsa Colonel hia bravery
and skill won for him the rank of Major
General and a reputation among his com
panions in arms second to but few men in the
service. no has honored the Keystone State
and we feel sure her people are eager to hon
Ihs political record also commends him to
the favorable consideration of the Union
men of Pennsylvania. Originally a Demo
crat,he wits among the first of those who resis
ted the efforts of the Southern loaders to force
their peculiar and destructive doctrines on
the party and the country. While Gover
nor or Kansas us lie stood up manfully for
freedom and right and rather than do the
bidding of those of his party who would have
forcedlslavery into the Territory he resigned
his position and with it the almost ccrainty
of future preferment. With the other hon
est men of the party who fought the Lecomp
ton swindle ho do"orvoc, the creatt or haying
contributed to break up an organization,
whose power and prestige was wielded by th e
men who were plotting the overthrow of our
Our own County is particularly fortunate in
having a citizen who has so great claims upon
the Union men of the State and we doubt not
that our Convention will give him its unan
imous Should G EN. GEARY receive
the nomination a new spirit will be infused
into our rank, here and in the coming con
test we will most certainly rout the Dem
oerney and place Mother Cumborhind in the
Union ranks. In the State of course it is
only a question of majority but we feel sure
with G EAR] . as our standard bearer we will
win as great a victory as we did in 180.
Mdt,NAUWIY of Gettysburg has been
admitted to LllO State Senate as Senator for
the Franklin and Adams district, and Ma.
DUNCAN, the gentleman returned by the
election officers has been ousted. MR. 'CON-
A Ul7ll Y contested M R. DUNCAN'S seat on the
ground that a number of deserter: , and per
sons who left the country to avoid the draft
had been alloWed to vote and that their vot
ing was illegal. It was undeniable that M
1./u-sunx's majority was made up by votes of
these characters and the whole question
therefore Wilted upon the legality of such
votes. The Committee have admitted Me.
M'CoN.AUGIIY, and consequently have deci
ded to the extent of this case that the law
disfranchising deserters cannot be questioned
by persons who are nOt acting in a judicial
In Franklin County last week, JUDO E
.1\ INO in deciding the contested election be
tween Messrs. Stenger and Rowe for the of
lice of District Attorney which impended on
the same question, ruled that the act of Con
gress could not debar men from voting, un
less they were convicted of desertion by a
colopetent tribunal. This decision coming
as it does from a Judge of high legal attain
tainments and ono who was but recently el
evated to the judiciary by the votes of Un
ion men, must raise at least a reasonable
doubt as to the validity of the act for the
purposes for which it was passed. The ques
tion will doubtless be brought before the
Supreme Court of tile State and should
JUDOE KING'S decision be sustain d, we will
have in the coming fall election hundreds of
votes cast by men who have deserted from
service, in favor of the party which has un
iformly regarded desertion as rather coin-.
mendable:than otherwise. Would it not be
well for our Legislature to anticipate such
a ruling by an act of assemblyOisfranchis
ing those mentioned in the Act Of Congress?
We have not given the subject much thought
hut we prosunniour State Logislatnro is com
petent td declare the qualification of voters.
We need no votes of the kind that elected
Mr. Duncan Senator and Mr. Stenger Dis
trict Attorney to secure the well being of
DENOMINATIONAL EDUCATION.-A large
audience, composed of members from nearly
all of the Methodist churches of the city, as
sembled last evening in that time honored
edifice—the Light street M. E. Church—for
the purpose of considering the subject of de
nominational education. A deep interest
was manifested in the proceedings, and when
the opportunity,presonted itself, a very sub
stantial and earnest determination was man
ifested to signalize the centenary year . of
American Methodisism , by a liberal support
of the educational institutions of the church.
The meeting'was presided over by tho Rev.'
N. J. •B. Morgan, and was opened with de
votional exercises by the Rev. Wm. Harden.
Rev. Dr. Buttlor and Bishop Kingsley then
delivered short and instructive addresses on
Rev.-- George D. .01xenowith, Agent of
Dickinson College, stated that the meeting
had called with a view of endowing
Diokinaim College, and it .ivas proposod to
raise $lOO,OOO for the purpos'o. A noble,'
wholo-souledMethodistgorifienian h ad prMn
lead to give $6,000 to the , ,objeet„if $40;000
could he raised p irr-Baltiniore,-,andrPhiladel
phia would raise the remaining $60,000,
Rev. H. M. Johnson, President of Dick-
. . .
'art College, said that ho wits sure tin) SGO,
OQO.. would be soon , raised in • Philadelphia;
14,9•''.) , "wards q:s2,poo had.a)roady Poor;
with thim solioitod,eomlp.
tiona for-the endowment, and received tlfe
aggregate amount of $12,000, in same rang
ing from $lOO to ss,ooo.—Baltimore papers
MESSAGE OF TIIF GOVERNOR OP. 'WEST
VIRGIN I A.—The message of Governor Bore
man, of West Virginia, was sent to the Leg
islature On the 11ith. The conditiOn of . the
treasury is as follows : •
Balance remaining in the treasury .Tan.
1, 186.3, $297,210 . 87
Receipts frolll all sources during the
lineal year ending Dec. 31, 1805, 881,382 92
Total Receipts,-$678,603 70
Dlsbormemehis during the year ending
Dec. 31,1865; 417,210 55
131111111C° in treasury Jan. 1, 1866, $261,383 2.1
Deduct amount belonging to 011001
funds, not subject to appropriation
for any other purpose, 81,092 69
Balance in treasury for general purposes,
Jnn. 1, MG, $179,390 71
The Governor thinks the reorganization
of the Southern States has been sufficiently
rapid, and that sonic of thorn (probably Tenn
essee) should soon be admitted to represen
tation in Congress, while the rest should wait
till they can give bettor assurances of loy
alty, and deprecates the indecent haste with
which the reconstructed rebels seek to be re
instated in places of influence and power.
In referring to the conduct of the returned
rebels in the border counties at the last fall
elections, he is pretty severe on those who,
knowing themselves disqualified, sought po
sitions which they could not fill, in order to
examples and counsels, induced a general
disregard of law in the conduct of the elec
In regard to the colored people of the State,
the Governor affirms their inalineablo right
to protection of person and property, and de
clares that these will not be secure till they
are allowed to be competent witnesses. He
recommends that the law to prevent rebels
from seeing out process, be repealed or so
modified as not to apply to transactions sub
sequent to the war.
Tho Ovvornor roan 1.110 C.X.llltnt made
by the report the Adjutant General, which
shows that West Virginia furnished to the
Union army over 81,000 men, and that the
organized counties paid local bounties
amounting to near $2,0.a),(100. Reference
is made to the report of the Board of Militia
Clain is amounting to over $148,000.
A SnoitT I.74):Titon Willi FREE' TRADERS.
—Mr. I). J. 'Morrell, says the New York
Tribune, is an extensive producer of iron at
Johnstown, l'a., whom The Evening Post
Sissy lit to ha\r a tilt with. Mr. Merrell
turns upon his assailant, and says in sub
stance : "The ,piestion of protection is pure
ly a labor questivn, since the cost of a ton of
iron is almost. ,mtirely made up of the labor
which produees it. I Call make iron as CllOlll,
as my British rivals, if you will supply me
with labor at Om prices they pay ; but since
I have to pay more than double, while the
cost of transporting my iron to the great sea
board cities is about the same as that of bring
ing British iron from the producers to the
same markets, I can't make iron without pro
'tection so long as I must pay per day for
labor for which my British rivals pays less
than $l. When you Si(' Free Trade, then
you mean either that 1 shall not make iron
at all, or that my workmen :hall receive no
higher wage: than those employed by my
British rivals ; which is it ?" It HavillS to us
that Mr. Morrell—though a busiM;ss man
purely, and not a logician by 1 rade—puts his
opponentsiu o a dilemma wherefrum they can
with ditlicultv extricate themselves.
A SOUTHERN UNIONIST
A Mr. Hilliard of Alabama has published
n letter of tae stamp that ":ioutliern Union
ists- usually write. It fills two columns, but
these are his points: --
1. 1 wnn for the Union until the rebellion
broke out. (who WILS
2. I was for the rebellion until the Union
Wll9 restored ( \VII() at the South was not?)
Now, I am for Andrew Johnson, and
opposed t 6 radicals. (Who at the South is
It is singular that the graduates of the
Rebellion cannot learn that when they talk
of the radicals the talk of that majority of
the American people which elected A ( - indium
Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, put down the
Rebellion, abolished slavey, and pardoned
Nr. Hilliard makes the following signifi
cant admission : " It would be r !oh to say
that the freedmen should never participate
in the administration of the Government ;
but it would be madness to confer upon bin:
at this time all privileges enjoye , : by the
white man, without some qualification.' 'II
it he conceded that the treedmenare at sonic
time to participate it the administration of
the Gover nment, which is conceding more
than the radicals ask, for they only demand
that negroes shall participate in the suffrage
then color eau be no ground f.ir excluding
negroes from participation therein. If •o.
there are sonic nezroes who ought to vote
now. Radicals are entirely wllllng that
some qualification shall be impoxed li;:t
whito skin is not a qualifica ion. since it is
possessed by most hogs, nearly all fowls,
very many fish, and even a few serpents. A
qualification must be something, that iu Itself
qualifies or fits a mail for casting an intelli
*gent vote. A white skin does not do this.
Many white yhters are at disgrace to the
ballot-box. Rear the standard of qualifica
tion as high an any may des re, so that it in
cludes white as well as black, and the radi
cals will be satisfied. If the ownership of
fifty thousand dollars or any smaller snort
proves a man fit to vote, then certaitimegroes
ought to vote. It a knowledge of Greek and
Ltitin should be required, then certain nu
groes ought to vote. If an eloquence equal.
to that of Mr. Hillinfd is reqiiired, then
Douglas, Garnet, and others ought to vote.
If such standards are coo highfor the whit:
man, the black men will probably consent
to take the suffrage on sonic low , r standard,
such as will not exclude their white neigh
bors. The simple knowledge of reading and
writing, service,lu the army, or the acquisi
tion of some smallamount of property would
be proper. All that the radicals ask is that
bigots and fools shall step aside and let
sensible men—and the radicals aro nearly
all men of sense—do to day whatever justice
and expediency demand : "only this, and
nothing more."—Chicago Tribune.
At a late copperhead meeting in Ohio,
Clement L. Vallandigham, made a speech
counselling the most aggressive party notion.
Ho relieved his feelings as follows : T .
"To day the — Democratic party, in many
places in the land, languishes from a fele°
politeness and a sick sentimentalism. Wo
have to change all that. We must speak in
the vernacular; call things by their right
names ; take the aggressive , m4e charges
upon -the enemy,-instead of parrying apd
warding theirblows. Let us teach the enemy
that there are blows now to be 'given; and
none to be received. Lot us go forward,aß ,
using the last words of Marrnion, which the
great Wizard , of the North put in the mouth
of his hero,
' "Charge, Chester, charge,
On, Stanley, on.v
A BOLRIIIET IN A SINGLE DROP OP
FLIIID.—An armful of roses might exhale
a more overpowering odor than a single
diop of Phalon' "Night-Blooming Oereus,"
biitS. freshness, delicacy and pure, health
ful fragrance, the drop would far transcend
the flowers. Sold everywhere.
Samuel D.; Young Epq. Superintendent
of tlid Middle pivison of the Pennsylvania'
Railroad, died yesterday at Harrisburg. .Ho
had been seriously ill, for a long „time, had
served , that PaPition for three or four
years,A;ApFovod a' worthy rofficary '
V'.p trwlf.L...: 1). - •
A - Reniiiiiiciiiteo'of Mr. Lincoln
Hls NOMINATION FOR THE PRE9IDENCY—
A writcr,irtrthe Portland Prom gives thil
following,intoresting reminiscencii`Of Presi:=.
dent Lincoln :
Wheti the convention was held ip Chicago.
which nominated Mr. Lincoln foithd Pres
idency iii'lB6o, a respectable gentleman ,of
my acquaintance in Massachusetts—not of
Mr. Lincoln's party—was induced to take
the opportunity, in company with several
delegates and others interested in the objects
of the convention, to go out to Chicago and
spend a few days in visiting that section of
our country. In a very few minutes after
the thud balloting was had and Mr. Lincoln
WAS nominated; it happened that a train of_
cars started upon the Central Railroad, pass
ing through Springfield, the place of Mr.
Lincoln's residence, and Mr. R., the gen
tleman alluded to, took passage in the sumo.
Arriving at he.put up at &pub,
lie house, and loitering upon the front door
stops, had the curiosity to inquire of the
landlord where Mr. Lincoln lived. Whilst
giving the necessary directions, the landlord
suddenly remarked. "There is Mr. Lin
'coin now, coming down the Sidewalk ; that
tall, crooked man,loosely walking ,this way ;
if you wish to see him you will have an op
portunity by putting yourself in his track."
In a few moments the object of his curi
osity reached the point our friend occupied,
who, advancing, ventured to accost him
thus : "Is this Mr. Lincoln '1" " That, sir
is my name." "My name is It., from Ply
mouth county, Massachusetts, and learning
that you have to-day been made the public
property of the United States, I have ven
tured to introduce myself with a view to a
brief acquaintance, hoping you will pardon
Such a patriotic curiosity in a stranger." Mr.
Lincoln received his salutations with cordi
ality, told him no apology was necessary for'
his introduction, and asked him to accompa,
ny him to his residence. He had just come
from the telegraph office, where he had learn
ed the fact of his nomination, and was on his
return home when our friend met and accom
panied him thither.
Arriving at Mr. Lincoln's residence, he
Was introduced to Mrs. Lincoln and the two
boys, and entered into conversation in rela
tion to the Lincoln ..1d
—the _Hingham General Lincoln of the Rev
olutionary Army, and the two Wo:•ce,ster
Lincolns, brothers, who were Governors of
Massachusetts and Maine at one and the
same time. In reply to Mr. lt.'s inquiry,
whether Mr. Lincoln could trace his ances
cestry to either of those early families of his
own name, Mr. Lincoln, with characteristic
facetiousness, replied that he could not say
that he ever had :in ancestor older than his
father, and therefore had it not in his power
to trace his geneaulogy to so patriotic a source
as old General Lincoln of the 'Revolution—
though he wished he could. A flop sonic
further pleasant conversation, chiefly relat
ing to the early history of the ilgrim Fath
ers, with which he seemed familiar, Mr. R.
desired the privilege of writing a letter to
be despatched by the next mail. Mr. Lill-
coln very promptly and kindly provided
him with the necessary means. As lie be
gan to write, Mr. l Lincoln approached, and
tapping hi ni on the shoulder, expressed the
hope that ho was not a spy Who had conic
thus early to report his faults to the public.
"By no moans, sir,"-: protested Mr. It: "1
0.111 Writing home to my Wife, who, I dare
say, will hardly credit the fact that I am
writing in your house." Oh, sir," ex
claimed Mr. Lincoln, "if your wife doubts
your word, I Will Cheerfully endorse it,- if
you will give me permission;" and taking
the pen front Mr. It., he wrote the following
words in a clear hand upon the blrinle page
of the letter :
" I am happy to say that your husband is,
at the present time, a guest in my house, and
in due time I trust you will greet his Wu ,
return to the bosom of his family.
This gave our friend an excellent auto
graph of Mr. Lincoln, besides bearing wit
ness to his hospitable and cheerful spirit..
Whilst thus engac;isl in pleasant con ver
cation the cars arrived that brought from.
Chicago the committee of the convention ap
pointed to notify Mr. Lincoln of his 'Mini
nation. lle received them at the door, and
conducted (hem to seats in his parlor. Our
friend, who related the interview to us, says
that on the reception of this committee Mr.
Lincoln appeared somewhat embarrassed,
but soon recovered his wonted.stranquility
and cheerfulness. Proper time Gov
ernor Morgan, of New Y.yrk, chairman of
the committee, arose, and, with becoming
dignity, informed Mr. Lincoln that he and
his fellows appeared, in behalf of the con
vention now in session at Chicago, to inform
him that lie had that day been unanimously
nominated to the office of President of the
United States. and asked his permission to
report to that body his acceptance of the nom
ination. Mr. Lincoln, with becoming mod
esty, but very handsomely, replied that lie
felt Ids insufficiency for the vast respon
ties which must devolve upon that office tin
der the impending circumstances, of the
times, but if God and his country called fur
Inc services in that direction, he should
shrink from HO duty that might be imposed
upon him, and therefore he should not de
cline, the nomination.
After this ceremony had passed,'Mr. Lin
coln remarked to the comtpny that, as an
appropriate conclusion to. lin interview so
important and interesting as that which had
just, transpired, lie supposed good mariners
iv m Id require that he should treat the coin:
mil tee with something to drink; and, open-
in:; a dour that led into a room in the rem,
he called out ‘• Mary I Mary l" A girl re
sponded to the call, whom Mr. Lincoln spoke
a few words to in an undertone, and, closing
the door, returned ag7iin to converse with
his guests. In a few minutes the maiden
entered, bearing a large waiter containing
• several glass tumblers and n large pitcher In
the midst, and placed it upon the centre ta
ble. Mr. Lincoln arose, and, gravely ad
dressing the company r said : " Gentlemen,
wu 111lIA, pledge our mutual healths in the
newt healthy beverage which our God has
given to roan ; it is the only beverage I have
• ever used or allowed in niv family, and I
cannot conscientiously depart from it on the
present occasion ; it is pure Adam's ale front
the spring," and taking a tumbler, he touch
ed it to his lips and pledged them his high
, est respects in a cup of cold water. Of course,
all his guests were constrained to admit his'
consistency and to join in his example.
Mr. It., when he went to Chicago, had but
little political sympathy with the Republican
Convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln,
but when he saw, as he did see, for himself
his sturdy adhererme tom high moral princi
ple, he returned an.admlrer of the man and
zealous advocate of his election.
EXECUTION OF MRS. GRINDER.
Her Crime, Conviction .and Sentence.—The
Imprisonment.— Other Murders Supposed-to
Have been Committed.—Her Confession.—
The Night Before The Execution.—At
The. Gallows.— Wonderful Stoicism of the
Condemned.—A Terrible Scene.—The
Last of Barth.
PiTrsiouno, Pa, Jan. 19, 1860.
In August last a' murder of a most cruel
nature Ins brought to light:in this city, and
investigation roealed the agency pf,n wo
man named Martha Grinder; who to-day
underwent the death penalty- in expiation
of the crime.
HISTORY OR THE OASI,
Prom the testimony adduced on the trial
it appears that Mrs. Grinder 'in Juno last
began the systematic poisoning of an' ac
quaintance, a Mrs. Mary Caroline Caru
thers, who, with her husband, had been
visiting-At her house. Both the latter' were
subjected to her attempts; but 'the hus
band succeeded' in surviving the' effects of
the poisons. It was his ovidenCe oethe tcini
which afforded the most convincing proof.
of Mrs. Grinder's guilt.
The poison, which the medical autopsy
revealed to ho arsenic and antimony, was
administered in coffee 'during a'perrod
tending over five weeks, or until-the-first
day of August, when the victim died:lDuro
ing. this time, both husband and wife had re
moved from the city at' the :suggestion of
theirmedical - attondant to Oetipertitelheii. -
health, which the .deadly minerals had been
slowly undermining. qp.. their .return
PittAburg their acquaintance With and visits
to Mrs: Grinder were renewed; ieselthik - in
the death of the wife.... - • •
The husband objected to what ho called,
the metallic taste of the coffeefurhished, and
though, taken sick for some time survived.'
Duringill'o• Maui of 'his wife Grinder
4. • .
- was in 'the - habit of visiting her, .and each.
time took occasion to administer the, fatal
draught; .while her countenance - bespoke
conimisseration and her tongue uttered : words
of kindness and cheer totbe doomed invalid.
Mr. Caruthers, who seei:MP'to hay,o pass
eclAhrough this ordeal - Of , suffering without
suffpecting the true cause atwork, though
perhaps his ignorance is excusable, in 'view
of : the fact ,that even the pkyaleianwh'o
tended him and his wifo'clid j iait detest the
effects of poison in his, patient, at length
had his suspicions. aroused by other facts that
his wife had been foully dealt with, and ac
cordingly on the 26th of August last, ho
prefeved. the necessary complaint, against
Grinde6 who; wee taken into custody.
OT HER CRIMES
Tho other facts alludel to Wore of a most
startling nature, and reveal the culprit in
the light of a most wantonly cruel monster:
Tho death of Mrs. Caruthers caused a in,
vestigation of circumstances which, in their
cursory occurrence, they had not received,
and though the particular crime• mentiobed
was the only one for.which the prosecuting
attorney saw fit to arraign her, there are
fearful histories in her record of guilt. At
tho time referred to the unusual number of
deaths which had taken place at her house
or among her acquaintances was remarked.
Samuel Grinder, her brother-in-law, after
his return from the. war, was attacked like
her other victims, and died in great agony.
A little child loft to her care, as also her
own child ; a domestic, Jane B. Buchan;
Mrs. Caruthers and Mrs. Caruthers' sister,
Mrs. J. M. Johnston, had all died in the
same mysterious manner.
TUE MOTIVE FOR THE MURDER
The atrocity of her crimes is only equall
ed by the mystery which attended her Motive.
In the Caruthers case her object may have
been money, but such hardly seems to have
been the instigation of the others. Many
have deemed her a monomaniac on the sub
ject of poisoning; but a commission appoint
ed de lunatico inquirendo fully examined
her, and, after several lengthy interviews,
in which they sought the slightest traces of
mental aberration, pronounced her not in
sane. Her crime is, therefore, unmitigated
by any plea on this score. On the contrary,
the gentlemen of the commission found her
a woman of great intelligence and great
conversational powers. During the last in
terview she betrayed a most unfeminine ac
quaintance with numerous poisonous drugs.
E = F 2
From her own statement and other sour
ces of information it appears that she was
born in 1833. All accounts go to confirm
her reputation as the most remarkable among
the criminals of the world, and in her speci
ality she might, had she succeeded in longer
eluding the meshes of the law, achieved a
fame hardly less ignoble than that of the
At the ago of fourteen she was married
to her first husband. Subsequently, in
Louisville, Kentucky, she married her sec
ond husband, George Grinder, and with him
moved to Pittsburg about six years since,
where at the Outset they lived quite humbly.
Soon after they made quite a show of 'Wealth,
which Mrs. Grinder explained by stating
that 11 large income had been left her child
by 2m rich relative. In August, 1864, she
personated a woman in confinement, and an
accouchementa la Mrs. Cunningham 13urdoll
took place, the pretended fruit of which
died and was buried from her house as
though it was her own offspring. The decep
tion would have been complete, and the
matter have passed into oblivion, had not
the real mother of the child quarrelled with
re. Grinder on a question of money and
disclosed the facts as above.
in this transaction is as mysterious as every
thing else connected with the incentive to
her crimes; but when, as was subsequently
discovered, it also appeared that the little
girl which had all along been given out as
her own child was the fruit of illicit love of
a Kentucky widower, who had hired her to
rear it as her own, and when also tInS legacy
of the rich relative is remembered a slight
clew, was discovered to her purpose.
Having been duly convicted of the mur
der of Mrs. Caruthers she was sentenced on
the Ist of December ult. to be executed
to-day and was remanded to the care of
Sheriff Stuart, who has since had charge of
her. She was confined in the county jail,
and during the period intervening was at
tended by Rev. Dr. Holmes and Rev. Mr.
Sinsabaugh, Methodist clergymen, who un
ceasingly afforded her the consolations with
in their power tend prepared her for her
final exit in the last sad act of her life's
During this time she was in the most de
jected state of mind, and it was feared in
deed that her physical strength Would so
have left her under the despondency of her
situation that she would at the last moment
have to be carried to the gallows. Stimu
lating drugs were prescribed for her by the
physician of the jail, and she seemed to
have contemplated suicide on two occasions
by means of poison which she obtained
'either surreptitiously or by saving and col
lecting the doses of morphia ordered her by
On one occasion when in consultation with
1)r. Holmes, she argued the point of her
right. to commit the net of self destruction ;
and when she had been convinced of the
wrong of so doing she' produced a quantity
of the poison and handed it to him, with the
exclamation—" Here, then take temptation
away from mc."
On a subsequent occasion she was found
in a state of insensibility, and it was thought
she had poisoned herself; but also explained
to Dr, Holmes Isgain that she was on the
point of taking tier life when the (motions
nt the thought overpowered her and she
fainted. The drug remained untasted to her
side. hl seems as though the band of Provi,
denco 'Ma interfered to compel her to sub
mit to the punishment which the outraged
law had in reserve for tho crimes.
Yesterday she was informed that all hope
of pardon, commutation or reprieve was
futile, and with an unexpected strength and
resignation she entered zealously into the
religious services which the evor-attonding
clergyman conducted on her behalf.
Tll B CONFESSION
Last night paper and writing materie,l
were sent to her cell, and the conjecture
proved correct; for this morning, just be
fore she was removed from the cell, she reit
erated the statements of the following docu
ment, in, presence of the witnesses whose
names aro attached. It was taken down by
Rev. Holmes from her dictation last night,
and was made public just previous to her
JANUARY 18, 1866.
In view of. my .departurce.i.a.a,fow_hoara
from earth I want to say that I acknowledge
my guilt in the case of Mrs. Caruthers and
also in the case of Miss Buchanan]; but lam
innocent of all other charges made against
me in the papers for poisoning people. But
bad as I have boon, I fool that God, for Christ's
sake, has forgiven mo, and through his
mercy I hope to find an entrance into heaven.
I die without any 'hard feelings to any one.
forgiving all as I hope to be forgiven. Mr.-
Stewart has been,v'ery kind to me, doing all
in his power to 'make me comfortable and I
pray that be may be assisted in his ditty and
be rewarded for, his kindness. Mr. White
has. also been very, kind, and has treated mq
with respect always May God be good,te
him. If I had ;been faithful to my church
duties it would lhwa been different witle — trie
now; but ram thankful that God is so good
as to return to me .now, that I try to return
• MAirrul. P.l GRINDER.
WitnesseaL-Q. A..Holines, D. D. ; Rev. H' ,
Sinsabaugh, A. C,: McCandless, M. D.
She leed,previotisly conteassed,tb'e murder
of Jane Biechantin to'ber spiritual 'adekiser,,
Who, however, was restrained froni 'making
it public byrequest of the condonmed,woman
a request which he could not avoid,complY l ,,
leg with; ,
a 9 cenfession,,hed beßa j eutdo
to him' under ' seVrecier
,office.r•Rumor Wale° tletit'fronClitte'to
time she made oral confession to him of other
Arimes which lmplicatq the 'names of some
of the most respectable farailiev,pf-Plttaburg.:
It is'dven whispered, that she has added the
crime of abortion to 'the 'long Hit of
wickedness.' But those fasts if eenfeased
'tere,loykorl In the ,lercues,t of .her attedant
minister,4ho-has given to the public, an ex-.
position which, while it seltles' the question
of her guilt in the public .mindi saves 'from
opprobriumthe nano of
Her husband parted with her yesterday
and avoided.the final seine.
RHR LAST,'4OIIT ON NARTH
Lf!,ot evening tl:44rotohod woman coda?.
earnest pinyor:Avltli„Aho ttilaien'd
ged4oman ',inllttoMianco fior. At . ,9do
th , ittmornitig.sho rotAfkal to lick ' and
slog soungy, un,tg nix At:5O , A
•:aho 'ate Yr i 'lloafty- , !breakfagt"f,rand `;',ntj
.n.'Olost)c rojoinod Ago miniattkat pray'ifti.
—Pour Hundred Freedmen recentlypaesed
through.,,EunpOle,4b!. their way to
Arlitineta i had - int ciniVrtected' tdlttbor there.
—Government Agents have been appoin
ted to inspoot battle fields, military prisons,
&c., and establish national oemeteries.in the
—Twenty thousand dollars' worth of goods
have been received from tho Birmingham
society of England for destitute freedmen in
—The new fifty cent note was issued from
the Treasury Department on Thursday. It
differs but slightly from the old one.
—There were 440 deaths in New York city
last week-100 mon, 89'women, 143 boys and
108 girls—an increase of seven as compared
with last week, and a decrease of seventy as
compared with the corresponding period, of
1865. Of the deceased 226 were children
under five years of ago. •
—The homestead of henry Clay was sold
on the 12th inst., to the Regent of the Ken
tucky University for the sum of $90,000. It.
consits of 325 acres, and will be transformed
into the Agricultural College of the State.
The President of the Pennsylvania State
Agricultural Society has been directed to
meraorialize Congress in favor of a direct
tax on dogs, of which, it is stated, we have
700,000 in Pennsylvahia.
. —Five hundred and fourteen emigrant
vessels arrived at Now York during the year
1865, bringing 200,031 passengers, an In
crease of 17,115 over the previous year.
—A Corporation is organizing in Chicago
with a capital of $500,000 for the manfacture
of cotton goods in that city. Orer $lOO,OOO
of the stock has been taken.
—The Comthissioner of Internal Revenue
has decided that authority has been given to
imprint initials and date in ink.upon,revenuo
stamps instead of writing theM.
—Another mysterious affair has occurred
in Pittsburg. An unknown man was found
murdered in Fort McKee on Sunday night
—The Freedmen's Savings Bank in Savan
woo opened on the 10th lust. The• de
posits averaged five dollars from each per
--Of fifty-four million acres of land con
tained in the State of Minnesota, nearly
twenty millions are unocupied and open to
settlers under the homestead law.
—The Louisville correspondent of the
Cincinnatti Gazette has just sben a Kentucky
farmer in the cars who had not heard of Mr.
Lincoln's death or the emancipation of the
—The Fenian Senate adopted a resolution
yesterday requesting President Roberts to
sail a Congress at Pittsburg on the 19th of
Tho Navy Department has ordered the
fitting out of the ex•rebel steamer Florida
for a twelve months' cruise. The ram Stone
wall is being overhauled for experiments.
—The applications for pensions have dwin
dled down from about five hundred to n
hundred and twenty a day. .The number
acted on favorably is about one in five.
—The Fenian Senate have a pleating to
legialate for their faction, and a Congress of
their adherents is talked of. :Meantime, the
O'Mahony diversion are growling in power.
l3oth parties continuo to receive endorse
ment and remittances.
—The Judiciary Committee will report an
amendment to the Constitution providing
that negroes shall not he represented in
Congress unless they are enfranchised,
—A messenget of the Farmers' and Citi
zens' Bank of Williamsburg was robbed
yesterday in William street, New York, of a
satchel containing $Bl,OOO, the property of
the bank. The robbers have not yet been ar
—The Cincinnatti Enquirer Bays large
droves of horses and mules are weekly being
shipped from that market to the South,whero
it is understood, they command exorbitant
--A series of editorials said to be written
by ex-Gov. Magrath, at the instance of Gen.
Sickles, and arguing that the success of the
Confederacy would ha\•e been a misfortune
to the South, have been published in Char
leston and are creating considerable com
—Two young men named Reed and Red
ington skated from Wilmington, Del., to the
Jersey shore and back on Tuesday week, a
distance of nearly nine miles. They say the
Ice bent considerably. This font cannot be
accomplished once in twenty years.
—The gas monopolists of Ohicago are
about coming to grief, as a now gas, made
from crude petroleum, is being introduced'
there. The Ohicago Post says that the light
of the petroleum gas is fully four times
greater than the light of the coal gas, nerd
that it cau be made at a very much less cost.
By direction of the War Department,Majcit
General Miles, commanding at Fortress Mon.
roe, has relieved .a prominent officer at that
post, on the charge of having clandestinely
employed quite a number of ex-rebels in the
work shops under his superintendence:• . •
—ln thirteen years the public library in
iriOetOn has riten from a'crillection ofd few
thousand volumes to abovo 120,000, and
frOin } a circulation of about 7000 a year 'to
A cireulat• from the Piesidthit of 'the Board
ofTrustees of the Antietam Nalioniti demo
toir states that the cost of Grounds, none=
ment mid' improvements of the same, 'when
completed, is estimated at'about $BO,OO.
The sum has been aportioned among the .
States who have dead buried there, in 'jive
ritirtion tolrekosentation in Cionibus.
• --The box with which an attempt: was
made to assassinate'j - udisO Fit:Mcof the. SU
'Prerno Court, Wait sent to' the„Secretari of
'directed an a amination 6 r .tico
package' by•the Oedilianoe'POPartiumf.:Tiie
'Othcors of this" 'doPartnieVi't State it is the
"moat remarkable torpedo over tßoughp i to,
theiraffenti arkFtthatfiad . thedMliepullod
open the box it would 'hark,oxphid,od. with
' terrible effect: " "‘• '
—The qottysburg Railroad has boon
bought 'out , bra'patly of NoW:YoUt /capltal
istit, anti it' is 'WIN;
'construct' iostlr"fr4in 'Ciolliziabitt flew
Oxford, and from Goqysburg on,tps 'To pa
sonthwat . d-L-iii4iuktr.dribot•Thio - ft.orn
Yoift;'ttia 'Eaiiton; 4offtlini,'lolc;iuntbitt,.
York, NowClScford, Gettishuri, 2 Etagorit4p,
45t - d„: to' KnOxfillti, Tenn. '
Lltinzt one IY/oliiiitlidforis
thrpvti forts, at the invitth
Feai.lriyo;,(bP}§7 W ill4 °?) !V , tfl;P.Pf v 4Yo
uu,s, ,o . et?
e, „.,.",J • -,
Porter, have been 'colleoted, and will be sold
at,,anption, February 16, for the benefit of;
tlit4Oftimitnent. I . Y
• eaplAtion ratifyrtg.ft,lp ConetiEV
tiono:liiippit4* forever 464eitiing elpvery
was iniiieid ly . ;:rie lower hobso* the lowa
lAgiificiticii , e i on: Saturday., _ iDu4cia if!
al voted fofrTif, so the vot'ci4ciii all '44:413.4.,;4:
Somh Ofil.;e . Democrats in tifii'Douse
voted for Sapp's resolution in favor of hang
ing'Jeff Davis. _
-Adelina Patti, the operatic artiste, re
ceives $l,OOO a night for her performance in
if 'l3eltliiircoiri inlideed a seri es
Of letters on' national polities, which are
published in the Louisville Journal. A
—Gonzales, who has been on trial for the
murder of Otero, was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree" on Thursday.
—Ex-Governor Andrew, of Maesachusetts,
has received a complimentary letter from
Gen. Grant, respecting his valedictqv ad
dress, approving of both tho " tone &IN
guinent" of ke document.
-Carpenter's well known Picture o
President Lincoln Reading the Emanci
pation Proclamation to his Cabinet" - is to bo
employed as the decoration of the backs of
some of the new national bank notes.
—Mrs. Rebecca Doyley Pinckney, 'sup
posed to be the last of the celebrated South
Carolina Pinekneys, died nt her home in
that State on Christmas clay, aged nearly
is-said that secretary MeCulloch op
poses the project of the equalization of
bounties on the ground of the inability of
the treasury to meet the enormous drain
—Gon. Sherman haS written a letter to
the Military Convention at New York,
urging the speedy organization of an effec
tive and uniform millitia system in all the
States. He thinks the present, by all means,
the best time for laying the foundation.
—Mrs. Douglas, widow of the late Sena
tor Douglas, is to be married on the 30th
instant to Brevet Brlgadier General
A. A. GeneraiU. S. A., who is now
on duty at al° War Department.
—Lord Palmerston's will shows him to
have diod worth $600,000, nearly all of
which he leaves to his widow, and upon her
death it goes to her son, who assume the
name of Temple. His letters and papers ho
also loaves to his wife. •
—Col. Loomis, the special Treasury agent
in Richmond, has arrived in Washington
to confer with the Treasury Department in
regard to the- burning Of $20,000 worth of
government cotton in that city last Tuesday.
—A Colonel J. J. Giess has arrived in
Washington with a petition purporting to
be signed by citizens of Northern Alabama,
protesting against the re-establishment of
the State militia.
—John Riegel, residing in the eastern
part of Dauphin county, has had six sons
in the armies of the Union, and though thoy
participated in many of the same bloody
conflicts of the war, they have all escaped
without the slightest injury, and have all
returned home safely.
—Secretary McCulloch, it is stated, is re
organizing his bureaus, and hopes to reduce
the number of clerks in the department
from 2,700 to 2000, dividing tho pity of the
former number among the latter.
—Postmaster General Dennison, during
the month of Decentlmr, caused post-offices
to be reopened us follows : Virginia, 36 ;
West Vizginia, 4 ; North Carolina, 16 ;
South Carolina, 2 ; Louisiana, 16 ; Georgia,
57 ; Texas, 13 ; Alabama,3 ; Arkansas, 7;
Florida, 1; Mississippi, 7; Tennessee, 19 ;
—The trial of Rev. F. P. Gallagher,
Catholic priest, of Rolla, Mo., indrc'qed for
preaching and teaching without having tak
en the oath of the new constitution, has been
removed, on a change of venue, Co St. Louis
county, and will be heard before the Crimi
nal Court at its present term. Distinguish
ed counsel will appear in the case, and the
trial will be an interesting one.
—Lord Clarendon onco nominated a cast 7.
off servant for schoolmaster of the Richmond
Prison, (whoro Stephens, the Fenian Head
Contro, was incarcerated,) but when he
came to discharge his duties it was found
that ho could neither read nor write.
—Rufus Choate only son of the late Hon
Rufus Choate, died at Dorchester on the 15t1
—Mrs. Clay, the wife of Hon. C. C. Clay,
of Alabama, died at Huntsville on the 2d
—MrS. Peter Eby, of Washington town
ship Snyder county, while setting in the
bar-room in' company with a small boy
last week, was shot dead, almost instantly
through the window. Her husband was but
a short distance from the house when the
shot was fired, but did not observe any ono
leaving the premises. This is the first murder
that has been committed in Snyder county'.
—Colonel J. J. tiers, from Northern 41a
barna, arrived in Washington on Thursday
u,iith`'a 'Petition signed by many hundreds of
setting forth their deplorahltSituation under
a civil...goVerhment in the - hands of recon
structed rebels, asking for the protection of
the,government, and protesting against the
re-dstablishment of the State militia On . a
• —Brevet Lieutenant 'Colonel Hogan, Su
perintendent of ordinance at Chattanooga,
ha just completed the removal to northern
Storehouses of the acres of cannon that have
been lying in 'parlOdneo the battle of liiss
ion Ridge. • Perhaps 60 . 6 pieces have boon
removed within the last liixty
'haulm DEntopv*ric BEAUTIES SIIOWIitUr
A " Bin IN41:114" AFTER TIIE OIL Pponaz
—ENDORSEMENT O.F Tng UNION OON
f GititdsibrrAt, DRulactiori—GovEnxon'6
IiEzasAGE—TLIEI ADAMS AND • FRANKLIN
S)prTA.To7I 7 --OVE. Oyar,able (Y) 11,r,Pnt3rio•
• TATIyES. •
Special Oorrospondonco of the tfarliele Herald.
HATt18131:1164f01'31 ) ."24, 1866.
i I encloSe Ton the report bf 'a' seleet Odin
nlittoo of the Sonato intlregard'Ab !three
prominent porapornti9 PPAticians: of : ,this
State, 'Men who have lor%. boon regardea
with'shSpidiOn closorya, the
stigma which this report 'plabos 'open 'theii
naracisi fose'v,er,l,-,This ,repont riwas• .reade
4 11 3. r: Ka sjgRP4 PYs.all,o9.4l.9Mher.9.9l:the
' Comm:1100o ? one ;of whom la a pomoorat.
it . pf courseWiniiii'bb ( lb 'assort;
'any partioulareaso, 'that 'all thefintirnbers of
a ny RarOeular. Tapty, aro raseals.latntrogues !
fit o:.r thehniter ; that is the, resort cit.l3un- •
'''But those' R.'.
'Creorgd INorthr,op and AllftierVit Schisfli3ld;
haves9an go : continually gion'titletl;with the ,
so.callotl i Deraocratio.party,,bnyo rooeiv,ofi,sciv
its:OorkirentntinS,' 'have' oillpiAtod,' with their
inlitierate at its ebunselOind haVelliarangneld
, to the tune',of Powers:9y so,dongiiihtit , Cho/
.P o 7q
19 ,1 ° ,14 4-Y*9 - 0) 1 41,am:0i
baniim of pamooratio,prniciples,
IL ;Witte' had"boon gin:a:flit bh4laato' in
the Doniboratie4arty4s4. the' Ginhdrriatorial
inorninatiO4l4uring the lastalftpon4edro-Of
hi . Bibt . 9-0 40 V•M1Xerk 9 .9J5.04444i19. 1 .0941.
claims'and his party have never ceased to!
hear kirri-with regard and applause, adhe
ring ,to.thii ho marked out at the Read
ing Conventien before the dawn of the Re
. George Northrop—who don't know
himqmaseet up by the Democratic party for
Congress in 'opposition to Judge Kelly last
Congressional election. He challenged Kel
ly to Meet hird on the issues of the day, and
Kelly nietliim, boat him, and Mr. Northrop
"simmered down." But he carried his
party with him ; the Copperheads cheered
him in his discussions with Kelly and took
his arguments as- up to the Democratic
standard; in fact - he • led the Democratic
party in Judge Kelly's district. Albert R.
Schofield, the last man iii the bright list
presented by the investigating committee,
was sent to the Legislature, four winters by
the Demberitcy of tho' - Fourteenth`Distriet,
Philadelphia, Northrorshas been "counsel"
for the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad
Company—thetis he has his passes over the
railroads mhrked " Geo. Northrop, Solicitor
for At. & Gt. Western R. R." A "Sulicl
tor is not always a lawyer—ho is nothing
but a borer.
[The report spoken of by our correspond
ent is crowded out to-day, but will appear
Our legislators have been somewhat sur
prised at the appearance among them of two
veritable Indians, ono, Solomon Obail, re
joicing in the euphonious title of "Corn
planter, Junior," claiming the great dead
Indian Chieftain, Cornplantor, of Western
Pennsylvania as his grandsire. Obail ap
peared yesterday before the House of Repre
sentatives in all the glory of war paint, and
amid the jeers and laughter of our wise law
givers proceeded to present his grievances,
through an interpreter, in very simple and
pathetic language. lle said his grandsire
had favored General Washington, and re
ceived a large grant of land from the Gene
ral Assembly of Pennsylvania in considera
tion for his services. This land, which is
situated in and around Oil - City, as you will
perceive, is now very valuable; and Corn
lanter, Junior, alleges that no member o
is tribe ever received a cent from the white
man for the land. There are on record in
he Land Department here four patents to
o Cornplanter for various tracts, as follows:
' Planter's Field," 000 acres, 46 perches ;
"The Gift," 309 acres, 87 perches; "Dona
tion," 53 acres, 67 perches; " Liberality,"
66 acres, 51 perches; all granted on the 10th
March, 1796, in obedience to an act of As
sembly passed the 29th January, 1791, and
a particular order of the Governor, dated 3d
February, 1791—situate on or near the Al
legheny River, nearly opposite an Indian
town called "dunnishadags," no iv Oil City.
It is the first tract in order as recited above,
for which Cornplanter, Junior, still holds a
patent, signed by Governor Mifflin ; and it
is this tract that covers Oil City. It is
doubtful if Comphinter, Junior, will ever
convince anybody as to his right to that val
uable property. It was all sold for a very
trifling sow, which " big injun - straightway
invested in whiskey. But the Legislature
has granted these men five hundred dollars
for themselves and five hundred inure to be
placed in the hands of Hon. 11. C. Johnston,
of ➢leadville, for the purpose of erecting a
monument over the grave of Chief Corn
The Senate yesterday, by a strict party
vote, passed through second reading joint
resolut.ons endorsing the action of the Re
publican members of the House of Represen
tatives at Washington in passing the Dis
trict negro suffrage bill, Senators Rinocway
HousknocnEn refusing to vote: The moo
lutions, which also instruct our Senators in
Congress to vote for the bill, will pass finally
to-day and go to the House.
The Governor's regular annual message
will be transmitted to
. the Legislature ou
McCoNNaronv, who ousted nt'NCAN,
has been sworn in as a Senator from the
Adams and Franklin Distrct.
Our very able (?) and distinguished 01 Se
nator and Representative here at Harris
burg:have not as yet given us much reason
to complain of their legislative action, inas
much as they have not thus far attempted
any legislation. SIGMA.
For. tlio Carl ialo " I bend II
THOUGHTS ON "WINTER.
Winter is upon us ; the ground is covered
with snow, and as the chilling winds whistle
around the corners of our streets, we are
constrained to stop and reflect upon the con
dition of those around us. As we reflect,
there are groups of boys passing our oflies,
on their way home from school, heedless of
the cold winds and chilling blasts, or the
patience they have tried during their stay
in school. As we witness their sports, our
thoughts are carried to the teachers who have
charge of them, wondering if they have suf
ficient to protect them from the Tyrant—
Winter's sway. We fear not: for whilst
the necessaries of life have risen to a pitch
almost out of the poor tuan's grasp, these
men have not been proportionately paid fur
their arduous labors. In fact, there are
teachers in Carlisle to-day, who do not re
ceive enough to enable them to pay their
rents and provide for their children the
comforts of tiro. We ask, why is it that these
men are not better paid ? Is it because they
ace not deserving, or aro we as a community
too poor ? This certainly is not the reason,
for the Common Schools of Carlisle stand
second to none, which proves clearly that
her teachers are the, best Wo are not too
poor, for we boast of the wealth and intelli
gence of our community. Then, why is it;
we are anxious to know, for we, with the
majority of the tax paying citizens of Car
lisle, It'el it a duty we owe the teachers of
our children to pay them not only enough
to meet the current demands of life, but to
enable them to lay by something to live on
when they shall have grown too old to im
part to our children the knowledge we de
sire. We hope the Directors whom we have
placed over those schools, will extend to our
teachers that aid which will enable them to
live in peace and contentment, without being
harrassed with the knowledge that they must
deprive themselves and friends of many ne
cessary things, in order to enable them to be
honest, and pay for what they buy, for of all
professions wo think the teachers is the most
perplexing tedious and thankless, soon wear
ing out the constitution and energies of any
man who engages in it, we call upon you
Directors; Humanity calls upon you, tho
teachers call upon you, and wo think your
own conscience calls upon you, to increase
the salaries of your teachers, so as. to enable
them to live and enjoy life as you and wo
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LOSSING'S PICTORIAL HISTORY 01''!HE
CIVIL WAR IN Am karcA.—Specimen pa
ges of this work have made their appearance
on our table, and from an examination of
them, we are convinced that it is vastly su
perior to all the other histories of the war,
in real intrinsic merit, the copiousness and
excellence of its illustrations, and general
style of gutting up. Its comprehensiveness
and . inut.liess of detail, are truly remark
able. The talented and diligent author scenic
to have fairly suprassed himself in this (4 . -
fort. Not a single fact which would throw
the faintest ray of light on the dreadful pie
re, seems to have been omitted. Looking
Plver the -pages before us, it almost appears
as though a real, moving, living panorama
were unfolding, on which is depicted with
startling vividness, the terrible events of the
bloody and momentous struggle.
The work will be issued in three volumes
of GOO pages each, and illustrated by over
ten thousand engravings, representing load
ing characters on both sides, and prominent
scenes and places of interest in the war. Tho
talented author is an artist as well as writer,
and having visited the 'different places rep
resented, and seen most of the objects delin
iated, they can be tel upon as being truth
ful —nut mere imaginary sketches. It is en
tirely free from political bins,—a true and
unvarnished statement of facts; and taking
it as a whole, we incline to tho opinion that
this history is more perfectly adapted to gen
eral and family use, than any history of the
Rebellion that has been, or will be written.
The well-known ability of Mr. Loosing
as a historian, is too well known to need com
et our hands : while the skill and energy of
M r . C o o. W. Childs, the publisher of the
work, and also publisher of the Philadelphia
Ledger —is sufficient guarantee that the
work will be all that it is represented. The
first volume will be out in February, and is
thus 'spoken of by the American Literary
" It has been written, since the close of
the war, by one who has had largo experi
ence in his profession, with all the principal
events of the, great struggle seen in their
proper proportions and relations. It con
tains a clear and vivid picture of the secess
ion movements among the people and in
conventions in the Southern States, and
opposing movements in the Northern States,
which culminated in insurrection and
speedily assumed the forms, first of Rebell
ion and then of Civil War. In this sketch
of the early Civil History of the conflict,
which this first volume contains, the author
brings before the reader all the_ prominent
actors in the drama, from the emening of
the first scene in the Democratic Convention,
at Charleston, in the Spring of 1860, down
to the close of the called secession of Con
gress in the summer of 18G1. The proceed
ings of conventions of the people, ; of
conclaves of conspirators; of State Legisla
tures; of the National Congrees, and the.
so-called " Confederate Congress ;" the
utterances of the leading limn in these sev
eral bodies and of the pulpit and press
throughout the Republic ; unit, the attitude
of the governments and people of Europe,
are presented in so clear and concise a form,
that the reader may readily perceive why
there was a Civil War in the land.
Tho military history is brought down, in
this volume, to the close of the battle of
Bull Run, in July, 1861, and contains a
full account of the groat uprising of the peo
ple ; the rush to arms; the willing sacrifices
offered ; thebenevolont operations organized ;
the attempts to seize the capital and over
throw the government; the sending out of
priveleers to depredate upon the commerce
of tile country ; the darkening of the light
houses on the coast; and other great events
incident to the opening of the terrible Civil':
War, whiCh has no parallel noted in the
records of mankind.
This volume centaips more than four hun
dred engravings illustrative of the subject,
of which about ono hundred and thirty are.
portraits of prominent men, on both sides,.
including Governors of States, Generals in:
the field, and Statesmen and Conspirators
in council ; also views-and maps of battle
grounds ; headquarters of officers ; weapons.
and ships of war ; forts ; arsenals ; medals
of honor, and other gifts of gratitude ; cos
tumes of soldiers ; and groat variety of other
subjects, whereby tho eye is well instructed
concerning the materials used in the conflict.
In these few words we give but a faint idea
of the great variety and importance of the
contents of the 'volume, which contains:o.x
hundred pages of text, and copious Madre--
, Tho Author has 'aimed to. give, in this
work:, a full and faithful eh: uncle andpicture:
of the Civil War in - the United States,- ni - 4"
the publisher (Mr. Childs) is with:•goneroun•
liberality, and good taste, bringing it out in
beautiful and costly style at a very mod Orat e,
price.. It is elegantly printed on fine white
'paper ;• and it is, in every respect, an omi—
tnontly superb and valuable. work- - Tho•
succeeding volume will be issued as rapidly
as duo regard to a careful preparation Will
allow. The last ono will contain biographi
caLskotches; in Cyclopedia form, of alltha
prominent actors tho war, loyal and "dis'..
loyal,. of , botb.sexes,• and in every condition
•in life. This portion of the work Will be
illustrated chiefly by fac-similes of 'the sig
natures, of a 'largo portion of tho persona
named. It will. also contain an' elaborato
:antilytieal index.. The entire work:
over 'o thousand illustrations.. Judg-,
lng from the charoter of the first•volumoilvo,
'unhesitatingly express"' the belief that..this
Work Will over bo regardbd as the atendard.
History of the Civil War. • • , . „
L.1.11.1r. D; J..0..kam0rr7,-ot-Accohanifiaburg,
'has tho'agoncy for this, work in past
boro', Lower Allon, tipper Mien, Hampdon:
liconroo,Sllgpr~ Spring, *ifldlosox,,, North
and South'3,li4dlCton to . CiMship3 ; and Car
lislo,,p3chanid.sburg, and Now Cumborland.-
33061101 i, wijlcOrcinton,Co ., ,
•tgo work of cansinizig ohoitly, in rrbon'y