Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, February 02, 1866, Image 1

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Vieo President—L. S. F 0611.111,
Secretary of State—Wm. ll.SrAvAtko,
Sec:rotary of Interior—JAS. HARLAN,
Secretary of Treasury—llUGll MCGOLLOCII,
Secretary of War—tiowts 111. STANTON,
ocretary of Navy—OlosoN WELLES,
Post Master 0 oneral—Wg. DENNISON.
Attornay General—Stoat:a S. fier.r.o.
Chief Justice of the United States—SALMON P. CUASE
610VerllUr —ANDREW 0. CURTIN,
SUCID CDT.) , of State—El,l SLIFER,
Surveyor Go rwral—Jmets BARR,
6.lltlltOP General—lsaac) SLEZIEER,
Attorney General—Wm. M. MEREDITH.
Adjutant Goneral•—A L. RUSSELL,
State Treasurer—TlE: my D. Moone
Ohlef J ustic of tho Supronte Court-Geo. W.Wooe
President Judge—Hon. James H. Graham.
Associate Judgcs—Alon. fillutiael Cocklin, Hon.
Hugh Stuart.
District Attorney—Charles E. Maglaughlin.
Prothonotary—Samuel Sblreman.
Clod( and Recorder—Ephraim Cornman,
Rogl sto r-0 co NV. North.
High S h fr—John %Ineobs.
County Treasurer—Levi Zeigler.
Coroner—David Smith,
County Comm ititliOtterti-1/00ry Hartle, John
Alexander Much.'
Superintendent of Poor House—Henry Snyder.
Physician to Jail—Dr, W. W. Dale.
Physician to Poor Hon:to—Dr. W. W. Dale.
Chief Burgess—John Campbell,
Assistant Burgess—William Cameron,
Town Council—East Ward—J. W. I). Hillelen, An,
drew B. Zeigler, (lco. Wetzel, Chas. U. Hoffer, Barnet
Hoffman, West Ward—A. K. Illteetn, John Hays, Rnbt.
M. Black, S. I). Hillman, Clerk, Jas. M. Maannhammer.
lloroult Treasurer, David Cormnan.
High Constable, Emanuel Swartz, Ward Constables,
East Ward, Andrew Martin, West Ward, James Arid
A SSUBSOr-WllllOlll Neaker.
Auditor—A. K. Shearer.
Tax Collector—Andrew Kerr, Ward Collectors—East
Ward, Jacob Goodyear. West Ward, II It
Street Commissioner, Patrick Madden.
Justices of the Peace—A. L. Sponsier, David Smith,
Ahrm. Debug . , [Mantel Holcomb.
Lamp Lighters—Alex. Meek, Loxi Albert.
First Prestyterian Church, Northwest angle of Con
Ire Square. 11ev. Conway I'. Icing Pastor.—Services
every Sunday Morning at 11 o'clock, A. NI., and 7
o'clock I'. M.
Second Presbyterian Church, corner of South Han
over and Pomfrot streets. Rev. John C Bliss, Pastor.
Services commence at 11 o'clock, A. M., and 7 o'clock
P. M.
St. John's Church. (Prot. Episcopal) northeast angle
of Centre Square. Rev. J. Clore, Rector. Services
at II o'clock A. It., and 7 o'clock, I'. M.
English Lutheran Church, Bedford, between Main
and Loather streets. ROY .Fatu'l Sprecker, I' astlr . Sur-
ViCOA 11 o'clock A. M., and WA, o'clock M.
Gorman Reformed Church. Louther, betwoen Han.
over and Pitt streets. Rev. Samuel Philips, Pastor.
Services at 11 o'clock A. 31., and 0 o'clock P. M.
Methodist E. Church (first charge) corner of 31ana
avid Pitt Streets. liev.Thornas 11. Sherlock, Pastor.
Services :It 11 o'clock A. 31., and 7 o'clock P. M.
Methodist it. Church (second charge,) Rev. S. L
Bowman, Pastor. Services in Emory II k. Church al I
o'clock A. 71., and 3!.4,. I'. M.
Church of Uod Chapel, South West cur. of West St.
and Chapel Alloy. Rev. 11, F. Bock, Pastor. -Services
at-11 a, m., and p.m.
St. Patrick's Ca
tholic, Church, Pfret eat E'astst.
Rev astor. Services om
every n other Sab.
bath. at 10 o'clock. Vespers at 3P. M.
Gorman Lutheran Church, corner of Pomfret and
Bedford streets. Rev. C. Fritze, Pastor. Services at
I o'clock P. M.
UR.N{lton changes In the above are necessary tie
roper perrovs are requested to notify us.
Rev. Merman M. Johnson, D. D., President and Pro
folumr of Marti Science and Biblical Literature.
Samuel DA-Ullman, A. M., Professor of Mathematics.
John R.: - Staymxn; A. Professor of the Latin and
French Languages.
flan. James 11. Graham, LT,. D , Professor of Law.
Charles F. Mines, A. M.. Professor of Natural Sci
ence an 1 Curator or the Museum.
Rev. James A. McCauley, A. M., Professor of the
Greek and German Languages.
Rev. Bernard 11. Nadall, D. D., Professor of Philoso
phy and English Language.
Rev. Henry C. Chaston, A. M , Principal of the
Grammar School.
A. M. Trimmer, Principal of the Commercial Depart
C. Watson McKeehan, Assiitant in Grammar School,
and Teacherof Penmanship.
Coneortamy The Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen
of St. John's Church Carlisle.
The Rev. F. Clerc, D. D., Rector and Treasurer.
Mrs. John It. Sinead, Principal.
Miss It. it. Webster, Vice Principal.
Miss A. P.. Donkorsley, Instructor In Languages.
Miss L. L. Webster, Instructor in Mathematics and
Vocal l'slusie.
Mrs. M. 11. Ego, Teacher of Piano.
Miss E. Graham, Teacher of Dressing and Painting-
Rev. S. Philips, Lecturer on Elocution and Psyehol
B. Cortiman, President, James Hamilton, H. Saxton
Lt. C, Wood ward, Usury Neirsbatn, C.ll'. Humorich
Soct'y , 3. W. Eby, Treasurer, John Spbar, Messenger
Meet on the lot Monday of each Month at 8 o'clock
M., at Education Hall.
son; Cashier, J. I'. Hassler; Tellers, L. A. Smith and W
A. Cox; Messenger, J no. 'Underwood; Directors, It, SI
Renderson, President, R. 0. Woodward, John D. enr,
gas, John Btnart, jr., Abni. Basler, 'Henry Saxton
Stiles Woodburn, J.. 1. Logan, B'ru. D. Mullin,
FIRST NATIONAL BANE.—President, S. Hepburn;
Cashier, J. C. Hoffer; Clerks, It. C. Smuad, J. 0. Orr,
L. It. Brenneman ; S. Hepburn, Wm. Kerr, J. S.Sterrett,
1. Brenneman, W. B. Mullin, J. B. Leldig, W. If. Sad
ler, Directors. Discount-day Tuesday.
Frederick Watts: Secretary and Treasurer, Edward
M. Biddle: Superintendent, 0. N. Lull. Passenger
trains three times a day. Carlisle Accommodation,
Eastward, leaves Carlisle 5.56 A. M., arriving at Car
lisle 5.20 I'.M. Through trains Eastward,lo.lo A, M.
and 2.42, P. M. Westward at 0.27, A. M., and 2.65 P.
uel Todd; Treasurer, A. L. Spouslar; Superintanden
George Wise: Directors, F. Watts, Wm. AL Deetem
E. Di. Diddle, Minty Saxton, IL 0. Woodward, J. W
Fattoni F. Gardner and D. S, Croft.
Outuhorland Star Lodgo No. 107, A. Y. M. moots at
Marion Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every
St. lillit&Loilge No. 260 A. Y, DI. Moots 3d Thurs
day of each mouth, at Marion Nall.
Carlisle Lodge No. 011, 0. of 0. V. Moots Monday
evening, at Trout's building.
LeTort Lode) No. 63, 1. 0. of 0. T,. Moots every
Thursday ovenlng In Rheum's Ball, Ba story.
The Union Fire Company was organized In 1789.
House in Lowther, between Pittand Hanover.
The CumberlandEtre Company was Instituted Fob.
18, 1800. House in 'Bedford, between Main and Porn
'Phe (Mod- Will Tire Company was instituted in
March 1866. UOUS.O.III Pomfret, near Hanover.
The Empire Hook and Ladder Company was institak
tbd in 180. House in Pitt, near Main.
Postage on all lettors of ono half ounce weight Or
under, 8 cants pro paid.
Postage on .the HERALD within the County, freo.
Within tho State 13 roots por annum. To any part
of tho United States, 28, 'coots Postage on all trait.
Moat papers, 2 cants per ounce. AdveytiseOletters to
be charged with cost of adVortlsing.
Photographs, Ambrotypes, Ivorgtypes
potiutiftxl Albums 1 Beautiful 'Frames
Albums for Ladies and a entlomen,
Albums for Mesas, and for Children,
Pocket Albums for goldiers and Civilians]
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and Market Square, opposite the Court House and Poet '
Office, Carliale, Pa.
Mrs.' R. A. Smith 'Top known as Mrs. R. A. Reynolds,
and se %veil knoarn aieillagnorrean Artist, gime per
sonal attention traffics and Gentleffien visiting her.
Gallery, and having the best of Artiste. and polite at
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Meet With mpro kind and prompt attention.
Aniiirednes Inserted in' hinge, Lockets; Breast Pine,
Sm. Perfect copies of Daguerrotypes and Anibrotypee
made of deceaset4onds. Where conies aro defaced,
lifaalko pi airs yatill he bad, either for framee or
for cords. All negativiie preserved one, year and orders
otherwiseproroditly attended to.
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VOL. 65.
A. K. RHEEM, Publisher
[" I Andrew Johnson, hereby proclaim liberty, full,
broad, and unconditional liberty, to every man In Ten
nossoci I will be your Moses, and lead you through the Red
Sea of struggle and servitude ton (More of liberty and
peace! Rebellion and slavery shall no more pollute our
State. Loyal non, whether white or black, Allan alone
govern the St at"—A ndrew Johnson, Nashville, Oct. 24,
1864, and April 3, 1865.
'Twas a bravo day in Nashville,
And bravo it well might be,
When twice five thousand freedmen
Caine up from Tennessee ;
And Andrew Johnson bade them
Bless God that they wore free I
His words to all those freedmen
Were sweet as life could be,
Sweet as our dear Lord's gospel
In wondrous Galileo :
'T, Andrew Johnson, hereby
Proclaim" (no thundered ho),
'Full, broad, and unconditional,
The rights of liberty"
Thus spoke the chief) " to every man
In the land of Tennessee 1
And I be your 9losos,
And lend you through the HIM,-
Through the Red Sen of Hervitudo,
To n future of liberty I"
Oh I 'twos is thing to glad you,
A thing to make you weep,
To see ten thousand slaves arise,
Like Samson from his sleep,
And over their whips and fetters
Like children dance and leap !
To coo their faith, so childlike,
As up from Slavery's rack
Arose the branded forehead,
Arose the liended back
And the soul emerged, in sunlight,
Beyond its temple black
To hear bold Andrew Johnsen
Proclaim, with voice so free,
"True men alone, whether tvhite or black
Shall govern Tennessee !
And I will be your Moses !
And lend you through the seas—
Through the Red Sea of Servitude
To a future of liberty !"
Oh, what a throb of life-blood
Thrilled up from Tennessee,
When all those loyal freedmen,
With shouts ifchildliko glee,
Cried out to Andrew ifolmson,
"Our Moses thou shalt liel"
Oh, what a sound of gladness !
A crash, like breaking chains ,
A ilmh, as'of Ore electric,
That flooded heart and veins
15'11011 Andrew Johnson answered,
"So lie it ! as God ordains I
No longer shall rebellion,
Ni suture shall slavery
(Thus spoke hold Andrew Johnson),
Pollute our Tennessee
For I WI you• Moses !
To lead you through the sea,—
Through the lied Son of sorvitudo,
To a future of liberty I"
Back to their homes deserted,
And back to life-long toil; $
The branded brows, the bending necks
The yearning souls, recoil ;
They wait for Andrew Johnson
On all the Southern soil.
Behind them lies their bondage,
And there the Red Sea rolls;
The Wilderness before them
FilVvindiftsiftiseist __._
They wait for Andrew Johnson,
With dumb and tearful iroulsl•
In all the fair, wide Southland
They wait on weary knee
For him who bade them trust
For him who said, "Be free
And I will lie your Moses,
To 111141 you through the Sea,—
Through the Red Sea of servitude,
To a future of liberty I",
It was a wild winter's night, and we
six in number, were seated around a geni•
al bright fire in my uncle's cosy sitting
room. We had come from our homes to
spend Christmas with him, and a merry
time we had passed. Christmas had gone
and our visit had been protracted far be
yond our original intentions.
Uncle Richard and his wife, Aunt
Jenny, were great favorites with us.
They had no children of their own, and
were always glad to have any young peo
ple to visit them, and happy enough
were we to avail ourselves of the privilege.
On the night in' question, after tea was
finished we were gathered in the sitting
room. Aunt Jenny was sitting by the
table on which rested the lamp, sewing,
and Uncle Richard was gazing abstracted
ly into tl.e fire, and listening to a storm
as it howled around the house, and shook
It to its foundation.
"What a fearful night," said Aunt
Jenny, after a long silence. "I was just
now thinking how we should make it
pleasant for you, my dears. What shall
we. do 7"
" I have it," said I, quickly ; " Uncle
Richard shall tell us a story."
" A story," said my uncle, looking up
from the fire, " I am afraid that I have ,
to refuse you, Nellie 5 I hove-no talent for`
story telling." • . •
"We can't let you off," I exclaimed.
" A story we must have, uncle. Tell us
one of your own adventuries. You know
you have been a perfect Binbad in adven
Uncle Richard 'matched hie head and
it How would you like a love atoty,"
he asked.
" The very thing of all others. Let
uo have one by all means," was the un
animous reply.
" Well, then," he said, with a comical
glance at Aunt Jenny,, " I'll 'tell you,how
I won-my-wife."
"Now Richard," began Aunt Jenny,
"Never mind, my dear," said ray uncle,
"it willintorest !them', and give them ,
;some hints by which they May profit hereaf=.
;ter," ho added.
Uncle Richard, stirred the fire, and
thei,sitting himself ooiniortable in lkie
told us histatory:
"110;knaust*Eko,vri my &fir :children' ,
that when I' was young man was
,what is' generally termed " very fast.", I
:don't thinkl was as bad asmany '
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good steady people as a dangerous cons
ion for their sons. I was not long in BO
quiring this reputation, and it clung to
me long after I deserved it. I began to
mend my ways when I was about twenty
five, but I was mdre than thirty before I
got cedit for being a better man, and it
was during this time I first met your
aunt. It was a case of love at first sight;
something by the way, of which you
young ladies are fond of hearing, but
which lam powerless to explain. It was
real, honest, true love, though, and she
was worthy of it."
Uncle Richard's eyes wandered over
to where his wife was sitting, and meet
ing there an answering smile, wandered
back to the fire, and he went on.
"We first mei at a party, after that
very frequently. I determined to be a
better man and fit myself for the new life
tea-which I aspired. Jenny saw my ef
forts and encouraged them. Her father,
however, did not believe in my good in
tentions, and when he found I wanted to
marry his daughter, was very severe on
me. I had a hard time with him before
I was married, but after I became his
son-in-law, I never had a better, truer,
friend. The old man is gone now, and I
hope is happy.
"The old gentleman had been a sol
dier in the war of 1812, and carried his
military discipline into his family, where
he was very strict. Ho was, in addition
to this, an elder in the Presbyterian
church, and was not at all disposed to
regard my shortcomings with leniency.
One morring I was sitting in my office
getting ready to go into court, when in
walked old Maj. Shouter.
"Good morning Major,' said I, "take
a seat.'
"He returned my greeting, and took
a chair. Ho sat there at least five min
utes, regarding me with a fixedness that
made me feel uncomfortable. When he
had finished his inspection he placed his
stick in front of him, and leaned his chin
on it, looking at me steadily, and saying
in an abrupt manner:
" Richard Sturgis, I have called this
morning on a matter which is unpleas
ant to me, and which we had better set
tle at once. Tell me frankly what is
your motive in visiting my daughter so
frequently ?"
" To be frank with you, Major Shorter,
I replied boldly, lam very anxious to
make her her my wife."
" Humph I' muttered the old man,
shortly, ' I thought so. I supposed you
intended to speak to me about the matter?
" I did sir, but not for some time to
" Well, then, you may save yourso
any farther trouble about it, for I'll give
you my answer now. You can't have
" I rose to my feet in astonishment."
" I suspected your motives," continued
Major Shorter, "and I thought it best to
come here and let you understand the
matter beforo it is too late. I love my
daughter, Mr, Sturgis, and I have no
idea of seeing her ruin bar happiness by
marrying a dissipated man."
" I assured him that I bad abandoned
my old habits and was leading a new life,
but it was in vain ; the old man would not
believe me, and our interview ended in a
quarrel and my being forbidden his house.
I had certainly made a bad beginning,
but I was by no means discouraged. I
bad not said anything to Jenny about the
state of my feelings, and I determined
to do so at once. I had an engagement
to meet her at a friend's and accompany
her home that evening. During the
walk i addressed her and was accepted.
1., told her all that had passed between
her father and myself, and she, dear girl,
was indignant at her father's course. It
was plain that I could not visit her at
home as usual, and we set to work to der
vise a plan for our future meetings. The
Major was a regular attendant upon the
Wednesday night prayer meetings of his
church, and was generally absent about
two hours. Besides meeting at the
houses of our friends, we agreed that I
should visit her 'Astoria° wlallo hor &eller
-WAS ainuout atTony - St' meeting.
" This plan worked admirably for a
while but, like everything human, broke
down at last. One night Jenny and I
wore cosily chatting in the parlor, when
we heard the rattle of a latch key in the
front door. Jenny sprang up in alarm.
" There's papa,' she exclaimed, what
shall we do? You can't get through the
bank way, and ho is at, the front dopr."
" My first impulse was to rush by the'
Major and upset him if he got in the
way ; but a moment's reflection convinced
me`that this would never do, and just
then I heard the front door closed and
locked. My resolution was taken in a
" Open the parlor door,' I said to Jenny,
in a whisper , and do nothing to arouse
his sudpioion. "
"Jenny opened the deor;•and I Placed
,myself behind it I trenibled , every
!joint; if he .should shut the door I should
ibe ,discovered. I had Act thought of this
,when I.seleoted the place.
- " fSbut Ahe door,_ jenny,' said the Ma
•jor as he (Attie in.
'O, 'no papa she exolajnied hur
riedly, it's .so warm that,l wnnt the air;
and she pimbed tke, floor so far. that .eke
*early crushed me.
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Carlisle, Pa., Friday, February 2, 1866
" ' Warm !' said the old man, sharply,
warm I' you must be dreaming. It is
freezing out of doors.'
"'l'm gone, I thought, and I prepared
myself for a souffle.
" However,' said the Major, it may
be warm here, for you•have a terrible fire
in the stove. I guess you may leave the
door open.'
" A load was taken from my mind.
The old man sat in the parlor for at least
half an houi and that time he devoted to
abusing me, and telling Jenny about my
impudence in wanting to marry her.
Sometimes I was indignant at the injus
tice of his remarks, but as a general thing
I could scarcely restrain my laughter.
My position was a trying one. I was
compelled to get up as close to the wall
as possible in order to avoid attracting
the Major's attention, and to breathe as
lightly as I could.
Tho cold draught which came in
through the crack of the door produced
a constant inclination "to cough, and I woo
in mortal dread lest I should yield to it
and betray myself.
"The half hour seemed to me like thir
ty years instead of so many minutes, and
I was elated beyond description when 1
at last saw the old man get up and loave
he room
" As ho went out he closed the door
after him, and as we heard him ascending
the stairs to his chamber, Jenny and I
broke into a hearty laugh.
" You aro safe for the present,' she
said, but you must go away at once. It
will not be prudent to let you out at the
front door, as papa will hear us, so you
must V) out at the window.
" The window was raised softly, and
giving Jenny a kiss, I sprang out of it.
I had scarcely touched the ground when
I was seized by the collar, and a rough
voice demanded to know why I had left
the house in'that way.
" Looking up, I found myself in the
hands of a
" While I was hesitating what to say,
Jenny, who had heard the question, said
to the watchman :
" It's all right, policeman ; the fron
door key has been misplaced, and the gen
tieman had to leave the house througt
he window.'
Who aro you r' ttre watchmen-in
" am Miss Shorter,' she. replied,
and the gentleman is Mr, Sturgis,
friend of my father.'
" If you say so, Miss, I suppose it's al
right,' said the watchman, releasing me
but; he muttered as he turned away
it's very queer to do business in the
"'The next morning before'l left my
office, I received a visit from Maj. Shorter.
Declining my offer of a seat, the old man
came up in front of my desk, and looking
the full in the face, said sharply :
" Richard Sturgis, you were at my
house last night. I'm sorry I did not
know it, for I would have given you the
punishment your impudence deserved.
" I began to explain the matter, but he
out me short."
" ' Never mind,' he said, 'it's over
now and it cant't be helped. Don't try
it again, for I warn you I shall be on tho
watch for you.'
"He turned abruptly and left me. I
certainly felt rather sheepish but deter
mined to marry Jenny, and he was re-
solved that I should not, and frow
appearances the struggle bade fair to be
bard one.
" For several days I did my best to
get a message to Jenny, but failed. At
last I hit upon a plan of communioat:lon,
" Major Shorter's house was built di:
reetly on the street, and as he had for-,
bidden, rue to darken his doors, I resolved
to make use of his windows, which, as
somebody very justly remarks, are just
as good as, doors, provided they have no
nails in them to tear your breeches.'
On the next Sunday night I stationed',
myself in the shadow of the doorway of
the church, and-as. Jenny came,
,by ,ae-i
uumpaul 4 by - ner lather, •I' managed to
slip a note' into her hand. In it I reveal
ed my plan to her, and as she passed out
of church, a bright smile which she gave;
me signified hdr willingness to adopt it.
" Every evening after this, at *dusk,
when I passed Major
. Shorter's house, I
'found,one of the parlor Windows slightly,
raised, and Jenny sitting by it, hidden
by the•heavy curtain. • I would slip into
her hand, a note Witt!. Nyhioh I had pro
vided myself before leavinglome, receive
ad one in return, press her hand and be
off before'ber father could see me. This
continued for about three weeks, when it
was brekett up by rattler •an unpleasant ao-
• "One evening I had gone with, my note
as usual, and had placed my hand through
the window, when it.waetkeized in a vice- .
like 'grasp, and the old Major. :thimderea,
att he-drevi'oP the Windevu:..,
"Now, you scoundrel, I've got. you,
have I?' make yeti ,'remember me
.yea impudent •
" And' with:that heilniest_crUshed Joy
withpiun• •
"'lt ,hurts, doeri it?' growled Ace
, man. eaiagply.. Nat quite as 'soft .; and .
! tender as the hand you exPeeted
El4l4o9#l,lYolat ; •,,
1 • Bela.° this' tioltienloiiuribli' '
prided to speak but now I cried out an
grily :
" 'Let my hand alone Major Shorter I
What right have you to treat me in this
"'Right!' he shouted, "ht! Zounds
sir, what right have yeeto stick your
hands in at my window? I've a notion
-to have you arrested as a thief.
"Take care sir," I dxclaimod, trying
to. wrench my hand from him. You
may regret this.'
: I ', Wait till I get out there, and I'll
make you regret it."
" lle released my hand, and started to
come out after me, but I did not wait for
him. I had no desire to get into a fuss
with him, so I took to my heels.
" The next day I received a note from
the Major. It was short and sweet, and
somewhat to this effect :
SIR.—You aro an impudent black
guard. In chasing you last night I foil
and hurt my leg, which will prevent mo
from seeing you this morning. I write
now to inform you that if I catch you
lurking around my house again, I shall
certainly shoot you.
Very respectfully yours,
" This letter, especially after my expe
rience of the previous night, made um feel
very uncomfortable, but I consoled myself
with the reflection that you must catch a
a man before you can hang him. I set
to work to devise another plan, and when
I had arranged it to my own satisfaction,
communicated it to Jenny by slipping a
note in her hand at church."
In the rear of Major . Short's dwelling
was an alley. Tho brick building ex
tended to this alley, and in the second
story' was a window overlooking it. I
asked Jenny in my note to tie her letters
to a string and lower them from this win
dow, after dark. I would then get them,
and tie my letters to a string in return.
This plan worked admirably, for a while,
but like the other, was not .to last long-
One evening I had just tied my letter to
the string, when, I was startled by a loud
" bang" from the window above, and
smarting in my hands. Away I sped,
followed by another report. I heard the
old man shouting after me, but I did not
stop to hear what was said. When I got
home I examined my hands, which smart
ed painfully but the wound was very
slight'," the Majorhad evidently loaded
his gun with salt; while it was quite
p,ainful, at first, was not dangerous.
" I was sooty tempted to retaliate upon
him, and give him a thrashing, but the
reflection that suet a course might lose
my Jenny, determined me to take it as
quietly as possible. I encountered the
major on the street the next day, but al
though he called me that he wished to
see me I avoided him. I had enough of
of him for some time time tb come.
" I did not see or hear from Jenny for
at least a month after this. At last I re
ceived a note from her one morning tell
ing me to come to the house that night,
that her father had left the city, and
would not return until the next day.
" When the night came I hastened to
the house and was met by Jenny at the
door. I, spent a pleasant evening with
her, and was just rising to go away, when
we heard the door open.
" 0 dear, there's papa now. What
shall we do ?" exclaimed Jenny in alarm.
" We had no time to lose, so I ttld her
to keep quiet and I concealed myself be
hind the sofa.
" The major coming in directly after,
and seeing Jenny's anxious and flurried
look, at once suspected the cause of it.
He'leitted himself on the sofa behind
which I was concealed, and I 'heard him
give an angry grunt. It was clear my
presence was known to him.
"Jenny, dear,' he said, 'go into the
kitchen and tell Tom to bring me a buck
et of hot water.'
" Shall I tell him to take it to your
room ?" asked Jenny, tremulously.
10, dear, tell him to bring it here."
"in the parlor, phria 7 . 1 She began. He
out her short, and replied, sharply ;
"Yes, iu the parlor. Tell him to be
quick about it, Go along, girl. What
are you hesitating about?'
• " Jenny left the room, and as she went
out I heard her crying. I was confident
that the old man wanted to scald me, and
had no idea of waiting quietly for him
to do so. ,Still it was no easy matter to
retreat. I glanced up over the sofa to
take a look - at the state of affairs. The
major was sitting with his back to me,
and his' face to the door through which
Jenny haddisappeared. He knew well
where I was concealed, but be paid no at
tetition to . me, so-sure was he that he bad
me in his clutches. My position was
desperate, and so was the resolution I
formed: '
"-While his back was still turned to
me, I' sprang to my Feet, and giving the
sofi a push, stint,'th'e 'Majer rolling, over
the floor, and before he could regain his
feet, I had . passed „through the parlor door,
looked it on the outside. Callingto - Jon 4
ny ,to come and molease her father, I. loft
the hoe and` returned home:
' Veeling assuredthat" We Majorsoulcl
call onlinelin_no2verY„timi l able — mood - ihg - , -
next morning, I,lpft, town to avoid seeing
Jam, When I returned I learned , •,that
ho had:been '0 my officio dad loweti'ven
l i geance against'-me. -'*l: apiltinuied tel . hoop'
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subsided, for it was not in my interest to
meet him
" After this I did not see Jenny for a
long time. At last I could stand the sep
aration no longer, eo I wrote to Jenny to
stay at home the next Sunday morning)
and I would see her while her father was
at church.
On the appointed day 1 was at the
house, fully intending to go away before
the major should return. Unfortunately,
however, I over-stayed my time, as usual,
and the major came in so suddenly that
he cut off my retreat It was useless to
hide in the parlor, for he knew my tricks
too well by this time, so I hurried out of
the door leading to the back part of the
house, and seeing the door to the cellar
open ; bolted into it. The major saw me
asi went into the cellar. I hardly got
down the stairs when he came to the
Won, Mr. Sturgio, Le, .. yo
ate here again."
" 4 ,1 t seems so, sir," I replied,not know
ng what else to say.
" How long do you expect to stay ?'
le asked
" I was about to go as you came in,' I
said, may as well do so now.'
" Not yet" he said, sharply. You
seem so fond of my house that I'll give
you more ofit than you bargain for. I
warrant you ; hoWever, you'll not find my
cellar as comfortable as my parlor.' •
" With this ho turned off and locked
the door on tne. I looked around the cel
lar for some other mode of egress, but
could find none. It was a close, well built,
cellar, lighted by only one grated window.
It N 40.15 clean and well urrunsud, but tiu:t.
cold. Finding that I had no means of
escape, I seated myself on a box and tried
to make the best of my condition. In a
short time I discovered the major's stock
of wine was stored in the cellar. Select
ing a bottle of prime old Port, I took out
the stopper with my knife and paid my
respects to it. I had no idea how long I
was to be kept there.
" About four o'clock in the afternoon'
the door at the head of the steps opened,
and Major Shorter made his appearance.
" Well-, Mr. Sturgis,' said he, mock
ingly, how do you like your quarters?"
" Very much sir,' I replied with an
air-of unconcern. " I say, major,thim is
capital-old Port you have here."'
" Thunder I" shouted the major; 'you
have not been at my wine have, you ;'
" I have taken that liberty, to enliven
the monotony of my position," I answered
" You have the advantage of me there,
said the major, after a pause." " You are
not worthy a bottle of good,'Port. Come
up, and I will let you go home."
"I assure you I am very well satisfied,
sir," I replied.
" Come up, and be off from here, I say,"
exclaimed the old man, angrily.
I went up stairs, carrying with me ,
the bottle from which I had been drinking.
As I reached the head of the stairs, the
old man broke into a loud laugh.
"You've been too much for me to-day,
Sturgis," he said. "Go home now and
don't repeat your visit."
" I went out of the house and returned
home. A few days after this I received
a note from Jenny, telling me that her
father was about to take her to Europe,
with the hope of getting rid of me. This
brought matters to a crisis, and we deter
mined to set aside her father's unjust op-
position, and take the responsibility of
Everything was in readiness. The
carriage was at a cross street near Jenny's
home, and I was waiting near the door
for her. Sho came out soon and we hur
ried to the carriage. It was quite dark
when I got there and helping Jenny into
it, I ordered the driver to take us to the
Rev. Mr. 's house.
_I had hardly
gotten into, the carriage, when some one•
on the front seat, whom I had not noticed
before, said quietlp,
" Upon my lifp, tins 18 00011' .
"Jenny gave a scream of alarm, and I
recognized tho voice of Mr. Shorter. Ho
had discovered our plans, and had taken
his seat in the carriage for the purpose o ,
thwarting them.
" And so you two fools are going to ge
married, and without my consent ?",
'" You have unjustly withheld it, Major
Shorter," said 1, and we have deter
mined to act for ourselves. You have
no right tb act towards us froin ,suoti
graininess prejudices'
, g I expected an aogry'retort, but the
old Ulan spoke very taildly4hen hu
plied: .
" I have been thinking during the last Bing Tatlow Jaokson to believe that the
half hour, Mr. Sturgis," he said, 0, that etriplOYmelit of money, was customary and
I have not acted right about this matter. neemary in procuring legislation at Bar-
I will be just, timrcis you. Get out now 'risburg s•that the said bill could not be
and let the °airing° • take us home, and iskesedhithout the employment of money;
oomo to sop me in the morning I Prom- and that at least twenty five thousand
ise you shall have no cause to complain dollars of the said money, was placed in
of Am." his possession,
(1 -110 held out his hand to me';:l took , 4th., That ripen tho, exposure made
it most. gladly and bidding bothplirtio t i by S,enators Beardsdoe and llopkins p and
',good night,' left the carriage. , : 1 ' , Ithe immediate appointment of tbis corn- ,
" The I , next called upon, the major ) (triittct4:cif tbe,'said t;Wenty
worti, returned in,
i ltaet to Mr. Jackson.
nth. That the additionkl five thousand
dollars were retained ila J Gli
pod aigikge4r 01`•
eorge, v ox
ded among core. Northrop, Witte, and
nririd b - efc7r - e - rlOft — hiM•arratig 4 id mat
ters to our, own. satisfaction - , . tile agieed
to fiut• me on 'rotation six.months more
and promised' - that' if 'St' the - e'ol`of Ittat- 1
ti iteds steady , , ark4 i o'4oery
613" - duid Rio my wifo. rtiatiiied
TERNS:--$2,00 in Advance,'or $2,50 within the year
married Jenny, and never had a better
friend than her father proved. This dears,
is how I won my wife. No doubt you
think it rather a queer courtship; and so
it was; but it brought me a dear good
Uncle Richard fell to poking the fire
again and we all listened to the storm
once more.
Of the Committee appointed ly the Sen
ate to investigate an alleged attempt to
procure, by corrupt means: the passage
by tnelLegislature of an act entitled "An
act supplemental:li to an act regulating
railroad companies, approved Felms
my 19th, A. D."—This is the report
referred to in the letter of our Ilarisburg
correspondent published last week.
Your committee, appointed at the close
of the last session of the Legislature, to.
investigate an alleged attempt to procure
by corrupt means, the passage of an act
regulating railroad companies, approved
February 19th, A. D. 1849, beg leave to
submit the following report :
On the 23d day of March, A. D. 1864,
a bill originating in the House of Repre
sentatives, numbered 1349, and entitled
as above, was called up in the Senate by
the chairman of this committee. 'T
object of the bill was to authorize the ex
ecution of a mortgage upon the Atlantic
and Great Western railroad for the secu
rity of its creditors. We understand that
the Legislatures of Now York and Ohio,
through which States this road passes,
have enacted laws of similar character.—
The bill seemed to be of vital importance
to the creditors of the road,and was,ofitself
unobjectionable and just It mould have
passed this Legislature without opposition
or delay had it not been announa:d on
the floor of the Senate, by the Senator
from Washington (Mr. Hopkins), and
the Senator from Wayne (Mr. Beards
lee,) that they had reason to believe, and
did believe, that money to the amount of
twenty-live thousand dollars had been
brought to Harrisburg . be used im
properly in procuring the passage of the
bill in question. Upon this revelation
being made, the chairman of the coidmit
tee deemed it due to the character of the
Senate to ask for the postponement of
the consideration of the bill, and for the
appointment of a committee to investigate
the matter. The bill was accordingly
postponed, and a committee of investiga
tion [whose names are hereto appended]
was appointed, with power to send for
persons and papers. It will be remem
bered that this was on the day preceeding
the on which; by The rules of the
Legislature,' legislation cculd be obtained.
The salutary effect of the appointment of
the committee was at once made apparent
It appears by the testimony of Mr. Ward
that Mr. Northrop, of Philadelphia, on
learning the action of the Senate, procee
dod to get the money from the parties
who held it in their possession, and han
ded it over to Mr. Ward. for the purpose
of being returned to Mr. Jackson, the
agent of the company. After the return
of the money the committee advised the
passage of the bill by the Senate, inas
much as it was entirely proper of itself,
and there were parties deeply interested
in its passage who had born no part in
the base attempt to pass it by corrupt
means. It accordirigly passed and be
came a law. The committee met before
the adjournment of the Legislature and
examined two witnesses, whose testimony
was immediately submitted to the Senate.
The time being inadequate to conclude
the investigation, leave was given the
committee to sit during the recess of the
Legislature. Sessions of the committee
were held in Philadelphia, on the 13th of
April and on the 3d of May.
The following facts seem to be clearly
established by the testimony thus far"ob
tained, viz:.
lst.:That thirty thousand dollars were
sent,to Harrisburgduring the last session
b 4- -1.1,64•71p4,4w0r •-4, procur
ing the passage of the bill is question,or,
as stated by one of the witnesses, to pay
necessary' expenses incurred in getting it
2d. That Mr. Tatjow tJaekson, of
agent..for, Mr Janes Mo-
Jlenry, a largo creditor . .of the Atlantic
and Great Western railroad company,
ritoeured from Mr. Samuel Waal, another
agent of lk , l.llciory's in , New York, at least
twontylve thousand loilars of this mon
,that'he setlP the said twenty-five
thousand dollars to Ilairisburg by the
hima ofbis brother 'Mr. Jobe Jackeon. •
3d. That 16. Albeii R. Schofield, o
Philadelphia,. wag. instrainental ih ' indu
Schofield, and that no part of it, the said
five thousand dollars, as - returned to
Ig . r. Jackson.
dtb. That that the Atlantic and Great
Western railroad company, as Such, was
not, so far as now known, responsible for
any part of this transaction, nor does any
blame attach to the company therefor.
And 7th. That none of the money
is paid to, pr received by any , member
or officer of either branch of the Legisla
ture or of the Government.
NO. 5
The committee subpoenaed seven wit-
nesses in all, viz.
C. L. Ward, John H. Brimmor, Tat
low Jackson, John - Jackson, William H.
Witte, George Northrop and Alebert R.
Messrs. Ward, Brimmer, Witte Tat
low, Jackson and Northrop, have appear
ed and submitted their testimony, which
is hereto annexed.
Messrs. Ward and Brimmer are not
only without blame in the matter, but
their conduct in the preinises was
nently proper and praiseworthy. They
learned for what "base uses" this money
was obtained, and manfully exposed the
Mr. Witte, in answer to our summons
appeared before the committee and testi
fied. His testimony will be found to
conflict, on certain points, with that of t,
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tention will be hereafter directed.
Mr. Tatlow Jackson's connection with
the affair is a very peculiar one. Though
guilty of an unlawful and highly repre
hensible act, he seemed to have been
quite as much 'sinned against asllnning,'
and was evidently made a victim through
the misrepresentations of
Your committee take this occasion to ex
press the hope that the exposures of this
investigation will have the salutary effect
of disabusing his mind of the delusion
that the employment of money is either
legitimate or requisite to procure the
passage by this Legislature of just and
wholesome laws.
Mr. Northrop, appeared before your
committee,while siting in Philadelphia in
May last, and declined to testify. Upon
the meeting, however, of the present
Legislature, Mr. Northrop notified the
committee of nts d,ola
to submit his testimony. He was accor
dingly sworn and examined. I-lis testi
mony will be found to conflict with that
of two of the other witnesses, to which
your attention will he hereinafter directed.
Mr. Schofield d,:clinec.l to appear before
the committee and submitted a letter
containing his reasons therefor, of which
the following is a copy.
PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 1865.
DEAR SIR-With all due deference to
the honorable committee of• which you
are chairman, I regret, from professional
reasons which must be obvious to your
'mind, that Lam not abie_to testify as re
quested in your letter of the 14th ult.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
Attorpe;y at Lou.
No. 1522 North Twelfth St.
lioN. DI. B. Lowar.
Upon Mr. John Jackson, the officer in
charge of the subpoona failed to servo
personal notice, bnt left a copy of the
same at the house of his brother, Tatlow
Jackson, which we have reason to believe
he received, but he did not appear before
the committee.
Your committee desire to direct atten
tion to the following, which appear among
other conflicts of testimony. 41.}
Mr, Tatlow Jackson testifies that be
sent the money to'llarrisburg on the 'ad
vice of Mr. Goo. Northrop more than
that of any other person.' Mr. Northrop,
on the contrary, testifies that Mr. Scho
field told him that Mr. Jackson had prom
ised him_ (Schofield) 'certain payment for
services in connection with the bill;' that
he wished him (Northrop) to 'say to Jack
son that he would require twonty five
thousand dollars ;' that he (Northrop) re
plied that ho know nothing about the
matter,' and 'as far as he was concerned
desires no connection with a matter of
money;' that on his return to Philadelphia
he reported to Mr. Jackson the request
of Schofield,' informing Jackson at the
time that he (Northrop) did„ not see the
necessity for money.' Mr. William El
Wittp,testifies that he 'never spoke to
any member of the Senate or of the House
or to any person. on the subject of the bill
tat he 'has no knowledgo of what means
if any, wore used to Fel NW]
With reference to it,'—that he 'rendered
no service to Mr. Jackson'—and that .he
did not hoar anything said about the use
of five thousand dollars to procure the
passage of the bill through the House.'
Mr. Jackson, on the contrary testifies
that Mr. Witte 'knew ho (Jaokson) sent
the money,' and, that he (Witte) was
willing to assist him by his personal in•
fluence. l And Mr. Goo. Northrop testi
fieS that he was requested by Mr. Jackson
to communicate with two gentlemen whom
he (.7(dekson) believed , would assist him
• Matter'—that after reaching Har
risburg, Mr, Jackson sent :hire a check
for• two or three thousand dollars 'by one,
of theSli gwo gentlemen'—that 'after the
bill passed the House; he returned to
Philadelphia, and one of these.gentlemen
who had been to Harrisburg. • acting in
behalf of Mr, Jackson in this matter, and
who had known of his having the money
l and the amount of it, asked payment out
of it for his and the other gentlemen's
serviees'—that he asked for Once thou
sand twe hundred and fifty dollars,whieh
he paid him,—that Mr, Jaekson aftetward
!'approved of what he had dend, and that
the said two gentlemen; with whome he
oonfetrod, and to One of whom he 'paid
the' money, were 'Mr. Wm. H. Wi,411 and
/ I :: 4. ' ' A ilmt c h ofi eld. ' Ft ,
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(See Fourth Pauc.)