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Cambria count v, about
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1 avi 1 Davis, Jr.,
-r agner, containg
it.td Tir.htij-tl.ixe Acres,
LaviiiiT thereon erected a
;(.J: HWKIJ.ING HOUSE and
Z.arsre S2nu:. ISarn.
1 'ntains an abundance of coal
' ..tulitv a drift 4J feet thick
Kned which is now being
'oe undersigned, the present
:.ijg in the bi r::h of Klv-ns-li.
"'i street, litircea Frtnlln awl Clhtton,
v ' side, JOHNSTOWN, I' A.
Constantly on hand a large and well
Parted stock !" s.-as'nabl:
iH mn m wmi
tock con:.-ts of almost every article
--.ly kept in a retail store, all of which
veboeu selected with care and are offered
prices which cannot fail to prove satisfac-
v an ami examine
v. 10, 1805. Cm.
W'E undersigned Graduate of theBalti-
r..'jre Collfgo .f Dental Surgery, respect
'' etic-rs lis proficssional services to the
ens of Elenshurg. He has spared no
ais t!i..r...ugi.ly to acquaint himself with
T itaprovenient '.n bis r.rt Tn nnnn
r1-" of rersor. d experience he has thought
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at ailfc tniinrl, j The Dead Duck-A Parody.
Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note.
As his curse to the barn-yard we hurried,
Nut a soldier discharged a farewell shot
O'er the grave where poor ducky was
We buried him him darkly, at the dead of
The sods with the barn-shovel turning,
Iy the struggling moon-beam's misty light,
And the lantern dimly burning.
No useless coffin enclosed his breast,
Xor in sheet, cor in shroud, we wound
But he lay like a dead duck taking bis rest,
With his tail-feathers scattered around him.
We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed,
And smoothed down his poor crippled
What a let-son t'would be to the fools who
To reach unattainable things.
Few and fhort were the prayers we said.
And we spoke not a word of sorrow,
For we knew that had he not thus been in
terred He would Lave made our dinner to-morrow
But half of our heavy work was through
Wh-n the clock iold the hour for retiring.
Ami we learned by chauticleer's'OcvS''oar
That the tun would soon be rising.
Slowly ;iu 1 sadly we laid him down,
Fr .in the place of his fall fresh and gory ;
We carved nut a line, wc raised not a stone,
To rtca'd our IVad Duck's last glory.
STORY OF THE WAR.
Facts that are Stranger than Fiction.
There is now living m the city of Cin
cinnati, a familv, the history of which
Ibnns something ho romantic as to consti
tute a mo.-t interesting st'jry :
In the summer of 18.59 Charles Ceroux
became a graduate of a college in the
southern part of this State, lie was the
deseendent of an aristocratic family who
lived in Louisiana, anil, to be brief, he was
then a full embodiment of the "chilvalry,"
just having entered Lis majority. While
attending college he Lad formed the ac
quaintance of Clara (1 , who attended
a college for young ladies in this city,
which acquaintance ripened into attach
ment and love, and just before the break
ing out of the rebellion, they were mar
ried and removed .South. Miss G
was an orphan, possessed of considerable
was held in trust by her
uncle, a Southern minister who Lad raised
her from infancy, and personally superin
tended Lcr education. In addition to tlie
endowments of a collegiate education sLe
was possessed of a strong character bor
dering almost on the masculine, but tem
pered with sweetness and mildness not
often combined in the same person. She
was at once handsome and womanly.
Within a year after their marriage and
settlement in the South, came the fierce,
wild blasts of war from Sumter's parapet,
and tbere was none more ready to enter
the deadly fray than Charles Geroux.
Ills political tutors were practical seces
sionists, and he entered upon the war with
a fervor and zeal to command the admira
tion of his friends, and which secured him
a major's commission. His wife opposed
his mad scheme with all the power of a
woman s eloquence but to no avail. She
openly espoused the cause of tLe Union.
steadfastly refused to co-operate with her
new tnends and neighbors. .Notwithstand
ing her lovo for the old flag, and open
unionism, her husband loved Lcr, and
whue her husband was at home the neigh
bors respected her. Geroux invested al
Lis ready property, w Inch included lib
wife's fortune, in Confederate bonds, nlac
ed them in her hands, gave her a kiss for
a sdiort farewell, assured her that the war
would soon be over, and marching at the
head of a victorious column of his coun
try's defenders, she would be proud to
welcome him. After Lis departure, her
treatment by his relatives and neighbors
became almost intolerable because of her
hatred of secession.
After two years of service in the Con
federate army, he was captured a prisoner
by the victorious Sherman, in his march
to Atlanta, and sent to Camp Douglas.
This was good news to his wife, who
couM not longer endure the persecutions
she received at the South, and &he resolv
ed to make her way North and rejoin him
in his prison home, and if she could not
secure his pardon, to at least stay near
him. Her Confederate bonds were worth
less, and site was penniless; she made her
way to the Mississippi and took passage
on the ill-fated steamer Sultana for the
North; she sold some jewelry for money,
sufficient to carry her to Chicago. Arriv
ing at Memphis her child was taken very
'EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE
ill, and by the advice of the captain of the
Sultana, she remained there to secure
medical aid tor her child. ithin twenty
four hours thereafter the boiler of the Sul
tana exploded and twelve hundred lives
Geroux fared ill at ease in Camp Doug
las, and made many stratagems to escape,
lie finally succeeded in bribing a raw sen
tinel to let him pass, and to avoid pursuit
a resort to deception became necessary.
A comrade of his was on the point of
death. His mess dressed the dead soldier
in the major's uaiform, and conveyed him
to the dead house, and gave his name as
"Major Charles Geroux, Third Louisiana
Regiment, C. S. A." The next morning
the body was taken away and buried, and
the rank, name, regiment and place of
burial, were duly recorded in the register
of Camp Douglas dead, by C. II. Jordan,
the undertaker for the Government, at
Chicago. That night Geroux escaped.
His absence created no inquiry, as be was
reported dead. For tLe purpose of avoid
ing public roads and conveyances, he took
a Lorsefrom the pasture near Camp Doug
las belonging to J. L. Hancock, formerly
President of the Loard of Trade of Chi
cago, and by avoiding the public roads as
much as possible, he reached Momence
the next day. His actions excited suspi-
cion, and he was arrested on suspicion of
having stolen the horse, and was lodged
in the Kankakee jail. lie was taken out
on a writ of habeas corpus, and no proof
being found to hold him, he was dis
charged. Coming thence to Cincinnati he obtain
ed a situation in a wholesale grocery busi
ness. After the usual delays in passing letters
through the lines, he learned that his two
brothers were killed in the battle of the
Wilderness, that his father's estate had
been confiscated to the United States Gov
ernment, and his lather had voluntarily
exiled himself to Mexico. Of his wife
and child, the only information was that
they had sought to get North, and took
passage on the Sultana, since which they
had not been heard of, and no doubt re
mained that they had perished. His true
position Lad been studiously concealed,
and be avoided Lis former acquaintances.
SLortly after Le received tins intelligence
from the South, Sherman started on his
grand march from Atlanta, and Grant
marshaled his grand army before Peters
burg, tmd the Confederate army vanished
almost as a vision. During the past sum
mer Geroux returned to the South, and
was fully confirmed in the information he
had received about Lis family, and that
his real estate had also been confiscated.
He gave his wife and child up as lost, and
returned to Cincinnati.
Alter his wife and child had remained
in Memphis and escaped the disaster of
the Sultana, she started for Chicago and
reached Camp Douglas. Impatient at
the delay, she hastened there with expec
tations high to meet him who was dearer
to her than life. The reader can picture
to himself the agony of this sad wife. A
stranger, destitute of money, carrying in
her arms a weakly child not yet recovered
from a severe illness, and she herself worn-
out with fatigue and anxiety, when she
learned that Lcr husband was dead.
There was no doubt of his death; the reg
istry kept at Camp Douglas showed it,
and the grave was pointed out to her,
which bore this inscription on a pine
"MAJOR CHARLES GEROUX,
THIRD LOUISIANA INFANTRY."
The same grave this day is neatly sod-
over, and at its
head grows a rose
lh-oken-henrted and bowed down with
grief, she wended her way on foot to the
great city of Chicago not knowing why
she went. A stranger among strangers,
with no one to aid and pity her save the
good God, who in her utmost heart, she
believed had forsaken her.
She was taken in and cared for by the
Sisters of Charity until she . could hear
from her friends in Ohio, from whom she
had received no intelligence for the past
four years. A letter was received, that
immediately after the war her uncle had
died, and that, soon after, his widow had
removed to Iroquois county, Illinois, to
live with her married son. Mrs. Geroux
was supplied with money to enable her to
find her friends in Iroquois county, where
she has since resided.
Geroux returned to his situation at Cin.
cinnati, and was pent by the firm to. col
lect a debt in Iroquois county. While
there he sought out the attorney who had
him discharged on the habeas corpus, to
learn the whereabouts of the horse that
did him such exceeding good service, and
to secure his assistance in collecting his
debt. lie soon made himself known, and
while they were discussing about the stol
en horse, a lady and child entered the
same office. There was a momentary
pause, and husband and wife were in each
other's arms. We shall not attempt to
describe '; 3 scene which followed. The
husband found a wife aud child, whom he
firmly believed to be dead, and the wife
found a husband over whose grave she
had shed bitter tears of woe.
Mrs. Geroux was visiting the same at
torney, to fiud out about her husband's
confiscated property, and to apply to the
Government to have his property restored
C. V. Culver.
This great bogus financier, this builder
of cities on paper, this Republican Rep
resentative in Congress, (in a horn) this
collapsed fellow, is still attracting consid
erable attention in the papers. The Mead
ville Democrat asks several important
questions in regard to the failure, which
occurred on the 27th of March, about two
months since. The DuiivcnU says that a
gentleman of more than ordinary informa
tion in such matters, states that Culver's
liabilities would probably approximate st.c
millions of dollars. April oth a meeting
of creditors was held in Meadville, where
a committee was appointed, and that com
mittee reported their full faith in Culver's
ability to pay. The people would like to
see a realization of that expressed confi
dence. Since the meeting at which Cul
ver asserted bis ability and intention to
pay, there ha3 been a dogged silence on
the part of Culver & Co. The creditors
are no wiser than they were on the 27th
of March, and no richer, and no likeli
hoods of being. The amount of Culver's
indebtedness may be 6,000,000, more or
less ; for the Democrat says :
"lie had unlimited control of a large
number of moneyed institutions ; he has
had the treasure of churches, of colleges,
of guardians, of trust funds, of preachers,
and lawyers and doctors, of merchants
and mechanics and laborers, of rich and
poor, of high and low, and, in short, all
classes and conditions of individuals, pour
ed into Lis capacious pockets w itLout stint
or measure. Yes, even tLe rag money
machines of the Government appeared to
be at his command. He had the "the full,"
the unbounded 'conjvkn.ce' of Church and
State, of society in the aggregate.
Culver was a benevolent man, took to
church liberality, gave to churches and
borrowed from them ; kept what he bor
rowed, and iukd to ikui what he nave. He
was elected Representative on the Repub
lican platform, and never took his seat
but once, lie talked good republicanism
and borrowed large sums from his political
brothers, and never paid thera. lie is a
brilliant, a diamond of the first water, in
Republican ranks, on the ground that the
more of a scoundrel and humbug he is,
the better Republican. What good, faith
ful, honest Democrat or Republican could
have been elected in opposition to him.
He filled all Republicans eyes and hearts.
They looked on, Culver and were satisfied.
l?ut while he held them bound in adora
tion he was cooly taking their money.
It is often the case most always, in fact,
that the greatest humbugs and villains
command the situation in preference to
known and tried men. Rut they come to
an end. His politics, statesmanship, fi
nancial honesty, his honor as a man is
lost. And yet he is no more of a scoun
drel now than when he was worshipped
as the greatest and best in ten thousand.
It is almost certain failure to belong to
the Republican party. We have never
determined whether the scoundrels all go
to that party, or whether that party
make? scoundrels. Rut it is a fact be
yond contradiction that the greatest hum
bugs and defaulters came out of that par
ty." Culver shaved his own party the
worst, borrowed the most money of them
and cheated thera out of the most. While
his political friends and financial sufferers
are twisting like eels on a hot griddle, as
a general thing Democrats view the scene
with comparative stoicism. Warren Led
ger. Tiie movement recently inaugeratcd to
make it appear that "Geary" is the sol
diers' favorite, is a dead failure. The
"boys in blue" know all about the "hero."
They know exactly how, and where, and
when, he fought, and that knowledge is
not calculated to inspire any very great
enthusiasm in their patriotic bosoms.
The Latest. Why is a "tilting skeert"
like a slaughter house. Uecause lean and
fat calves are seen in them. The above
was accidentally made by a steamboat
man who writes to the Pittsburgh Commercial.
Parson Brownlow in the Past.
Our readers no doubt care as little as we
do for the sayings and doings of this
abandoned old reprobate ; but as Govern
or of an important State like Tennessee,
and "a burning and a shining light" of i
the I Judical party, it may not be amiss
to give a little reminiscence of his past,
I in contrast with his present josition and
views. In May 1SGU, lie addressed a let
ter to the Uev. Mr. Payne, a Northern
Abolitionist, in which he said :
''Dissolve this Union, you infamous
villains, and we shall make this proposi
tion at once to Louis Napoleon, a most
sagacious monarch, and he would quarter
at New Orleans 200,000 Frenchmen, and !
at Chesapeake 200,000 more ; he would
then command the Mississippi Valley,
whip the North-western States into our
Southern Confederacy, and we would then
turn upon the New England States, and
cause the hurricane of civil war to rage
and sweep from Mason and Dixon's line
to the codfisherica of Maine, until he
would extinguish the last abolition foot
hold on the continent of America ! Face
to face, knife to knife, steel to steel, and
pike to pike, we would meet 'ou, and a3
we would cause you to bleed at every
pore, we would make you regret in the
bitter agonies of death, that you had ever
leit any concern tor tlie Atncan race. i
Sir, if the fanatical, wicked and infer
nal course persued by you and your un
principled associates is continued, the re
sults will be as I have said, aud you or
your children will live to see it. Pale
faced poverty and dismay are staring some
of your manufacturers and operatives in
the face. We are sending our orders to
England and France for goods, and dri
ving your hell deser ing freedom shriekers
into the holding of Union meetings, and
making these against their wills, curse agi
tators of the slavery question, and resolve
that John Drown and his murderous asso
ciates got only justice when at Charleston !
Carry on your war, if you choose death
rather than life, and we will stain every
sVamp in the South with yours and our
own blood, and with the ve ngeance of an
infuriated foe we will be upon you in the
North, at the hour of midnight, and as
long as a lucifer match can be found we
will burn up your substance."
Death ok the Last Survivor of the
Wyoming Massacre. A correspondent
of the 1 Baltimore Siti, in a letter dated
York Springs, May 12th, says: The death
took place yesterday of Samuel Kennedy,
near York Springs, Adams county, Pa.,
in the 03d year of his age. He was the
last survivor of the Wyoming massacre.
His mother brought him away when live
years old, in her flight from that inhuman
slaughter. She, with her son Samuel,
settled in Mcnallen township, then York,
now Adams county, where she has resid
ed until his death, surrounded by his child
ren, grand and great grandchildren, a res
pected citizen, without an enemy, beloved
by all who knew him. His father, John
Kenned', with his two brothers, Samuel
and Thomas, settled in the Wyoming set
tlement sometime before its de?truction
by the Indians. Samuel was killed, and
his wife and six children taken prisoners
and were never heard of after the massa
cre; but John's wife and three children,
the eldest being the boy Samuel, just de
ceased, after hiding in a wheat field, sur
rounded by Indians all night, finally es
caped. John was absent at the time,
having gone to Penn's Valley to assist in
guarding the people there from the Indians.
Two of his wife's brothers were killed in
the massacre. The other Kennedy (Thom
as) was a single man at the time, and
was uninjured. The deceased was born
on the Gth December, 1773, in Northum
berland county, Pa.
Churches Durst ln the South. A
writer in the New Orleans Christian Ad
vocate says that so far as he has ascertained
between one thousand and twelve hund
red church houses were Lurnt duriug the
war. These Churches, he thinks, have
cost the people not less than five millions
of dollars. In the loss the Methodists
were the greatest sufferers the liaptist3
next, then the Presbyterians, the Catho
One of tho favorite accomplishments
of "Geary" is to attempt to straddle two
horses ; and he has recently undertaken to
ride a pair going in different direcftons.
He would like to have the poeplo believe
that he is for the President and Congress
both, and he would be delighted if he
could humbug the honest voters into the
impression that he was in favor of negro
suffrage and at tho same time opposed to
striking the word "white" from tho Con
stitution of Pennsylvania. Age.
VOL. 13 NO. 16.
The Bankrupt Law.
The Uankrupt law which was passed
on Tuesday last in the National House of
Kcprcsentatives, but which is yet to be
concurred in by the Senate, makes the U.
S. District Courts, courts of bankruptcy,
and also gives the Circuit Courts jurisdic
tion of the subject. It provides for both
voluntary and unvoluntary bankruptcy.
In the former, any citizen owing over $300
shall apply by petition to the Judge of his
district, setting out his inability to pay his
debts in full, and his willingness to surren
der his property for the benefit of his cred
itors. The filing the petition is an act of
j bankruptcy upon which the Judge directs
the U. S. Marshal to take possession of
his ellects until an assignee is appointed.
The creditors then hold a meeting and
choose the assignees. Creditors, whose
debts are proved, share the effect in pro
portion without any prefering except in
case of the wages of operatives, clerks or
house servants, to an amount not more
than $o0 each, and debts due the United
States or State, and taxes. If it shall
appear in court that the bankrupt has in
all things conformed to his duty under
this act, and that he is entitled under tho
provisions thereof to receive a discharge,
the court shall grant him a discharge from
all his debts, except as thereinafter provid-
ed, and shall give him a certificate there
of under the seal of the court. Involun
tary bankrutcy is caused by various acts
of the debtor, such as a departure from
the State, avoiding the service' of legal
process, removal or concealment of prop
erty, fraudulent assignment of property,
arrest and detention lordebt for a period of
seven days, and confession of judgment or
suspension of payment of commercial
paper for fourteen days. Various penal
ties for frauds, concealments, &c, are
provided; and the law goes into c-fleet as
soon as the necessary officers are appoint
ed; provided no proceedings shall in any
case commence before November 1st,
The Romance of Divorce. Indiana
has long been famous for the multitudinous;
divorce cases which cumber the records of
her Courts. There is rarely in this con
nection, anything pleasant to narrate, but
the incidents following constitute excep
tions to the rule :
A couple in Sullivan had been married
six years, but of late failed to be agreeable
to each other, and the husband, in a fit of
anger, instituted proceedings for a divorce,
which he procured and promptly carried
to his wife. She was indignant, but said
she was ready to go, and bade him accom
pany her to the wardrobe, to see that she
took no clothes but her own. Opening
the door, she paused a moment, and then
burst into tears. Her emotion was caused
by the sight of a dress of a dear little
daughter who died two years ago. The
husband saw the cause of her deep sorrow,
and was affected as much as herself.
They embraced, tore up the divorce, aud
were married again before morning.
Why one should not Swear. An
article in the Pittsburgh Preacher, gives
eight good reasons why a man should not
1. It is mean. A man of high moral
standing would almost as soon steal a
sheep as swear. 2. It is vulgar altogeth
er too low for a decent man. 3. It is
cowardly implying a fear either of not
being believed or obeyed. 4. It is un
gentlemauly. A gentleman, according to
Webster, is a genteel man well bred, re
fined. Such a one will no more swear
than go into the street to throw mud with
a loafer. 5. It is indecent offensive to
delicacy, and extremely unfit for human
ears. C. It is foolish. "Want of de
cency is want of sense." 7. It is abusive
to the mind which conceives.
A Strange Resemblance. There was
recently in the Southwest a tragedy some
what similar to the murder of the Deering
family in Philadelphia, by which a family
named Deerfield was murdered The
murderer of the latter family has been
convicted. His name is Coovcrt, and the
Memphis Ledger states that there is a most
remarkable resemblance between him and
Probst. Doth are five feet seven or eight
inches high, have blue eyes, light hair,
and turncd-up noses. Roth have a strid
ling walk and a stoop in the shoulders,
and both served in the army. The strang
est resemblance of all, however, is, that
Coovcrt, like Probst, has lost the thumb
of his right hand, which was shot off
whilst in the service.
C3" A Man in Nashua, N. II., recently
lost his "beloved companion" on Saturday,
lie buried her on Sunday, procured a cer
tificate on Monday, and on Tuesday was
again enjoying the pleasure of married life.