The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, July 24, 1866, Image 1

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! prstisTrED BY
IL W. Me AILNEY, ProprietOr.
67" Devoted to the cause of Republicanism, the in
terests of Agrioel ore, the advancement of Education,
and the best gocd of Putter county. owning no guide
except that of ?ri ciple, it will endeavor to aid in the
work of mire fat y Freetlomizing our Country.
EgrAdVertise ants inserted at the following rate..
- except where specialbarmins ore made, A "square"
, Is 10 lines of BreVier or S ' of Nonpareil types:
Isquare, I inertion...... $1 50
1 square,2 or 3 insertions. --------- . -..-- 200
Each siihsequ nt insertion lees than 13.-- 40
1 sonare, 1 year
10 00
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,teas Card , kyear.- .... ..... .... . ... - 5 00
Adiiiinistrator i or Executor's Notices......_ 200
'Special and E. itorialNotices per line._-_- t'o
. ' tiarAll transie t advertisements muat be
l' advanco,and no n tics %ill be taken of ndverti-etments
from a distance, !flees they are accompanied by the
money or satisf itoiry reference. - I
Ear Job Work, of all kinds, e;ecute , i With neatness
and despatch.
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A..ttorneg-nt - - Law,
AITILLIAICSI S r ORT, Penria. Special attentiorc
' given to Collection of i'en l ions, Bounty and
Bk Pay. and sill claims azainst the National and
' StsielGuverilineUts. ' nov`-'
Free and Ace pted Ancient York -flacons
ECLALIA. L DGE, 11 , .70. 342, F. A. M. Stated
Meeting; o. the:2d and 4th "'eines rays °reach
' month. Hall, in the 3d Story' of the Olmsted Block.
D.C.Lannancit.2 c. , Wll. SHEAR., W.M. '
II• 0. . ELLDiON. M. D.,
, r rest - we:fully nforms the citizen , . t.i the vilia l e and
vicinity Olathe ill promptly respond to allealls for
professiol set v (tee. Oiliee - ou First street, firstdour
west of his redid lice. .11-40
Corelerspert, Pa., .Will attend the several eon rts
I, Potter; Cameron and 'McKean co ties. All busi
ness entrusted ti lilt care, trial re -Ire prompt atten
' :ion. infice on Main street, in r siderice.
..„:1:. Couderspo - t, Pa , will attend to all business en.
truszedto his carts with promptness and fidelity. littler
in the second oto ey of the Olmsted Block.
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4 TTORNE AT:LAW, Condor-port, Fa. wil
j-k. • attend to 11 busine.s entrusted tO him aitt car,
and promptness Attends Omits of adjoining eOl lll
:Ire. 0/11CV . ../ S •condstreet,near the Allegany bride'
• F. W. nsev.v.
_L - I. Coo lersp.rt, Pa., will attend ii eWm taln Pot
ter and theadicinitig counties.
MILLED.' d: .11cALARNEY. '
A TTOR s'EY AT LAW, lisissisncso, Penn'a.
,„. ,- 1. Agents fo the Collection of Claims th ,
1. - cited "foresail, ` he
i; WI ern ments,..ucli as Pensior.,.
Bounty,ArreareirifPay,dx-Adiressfl.,x 05, -.arr.- bury
w H. MILLED., I . .1/C.'.ll' ACNE
. _E t , -Lanh Bought and Sold, Taxes paid an Title
!nrestigated. I inures property against fir ein the lies
companies in tii • Country, and Persons main It Acci
• dents In the V.., elers Insurarr•e Company of.' 'Hart
feed. - Bnsiness rantsacted promytly 11-'i3 l,
P. - STEBBINS A: Co.. 1
\ lERCIIA.N , S . --Dealere. in. Dry rirK.IF,J Fane
11_ Goods G ocerie6..Provision-,Flour.Feep.P or,
end cv , m.qiing den illy kept I: a good cont.:7 sr irt
Produce bough , and s•tid , 11 21
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ArE.IICII.3.NI -WEI,LSVILLE N. T.. 1 ., (ins
ill_ sale and etail 13ealer in Dry lien Is. Fa cy :in
Staple GoodstC othing.Ladtce Pre,:st.i ,, od , Or ',aerie
Floor, Feed, •-•, R-Lii.ers 'supplied .in itheril term
i 11-FY C. S. .S: E. A...JONES. 1
I'l .ICIANTS -Dealers in Drugs Medicine:. t',
...;11 Otis, Faticy Article', Stationery, Dry Good
Gr.iceries„; air, Street, Coudersport, Pa
li itERCII.A.:I--Deater in Dry Goods. Ileril„s-mad
,11., CI ithing Crockery, Grocerte, Flom'. Fee ,
Per:, Provisinis, Se Main street, Coulerpert. l'a
ATERCII.I. -Dealer in Dry Good•. Gr i egerie
Pr.Vi •,)
o, Hardware, Queens utiet . .
ii ~i ail n ually fon rid in a country store. n'.
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T_TAItDWA •.E Mercuant, and Il.taler'inl Sore
11. .Tin and 'nest Iron-Ware. Main streetVotide
• a tort, Pent.'ll. Tin and Sli,eet Ircu Ware shade
sr:er, in goods rte, on short notice. ~
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COI: 9 EittiPol
T\ F. GLA.S.SMINE, F.:Oratzveri,-Cornericf Mai
j., , ,. and Sec nd streets.Cuudersport.Pottetr Col'
A i.,,ery Stant • is also, kept in connection With ti
Hotel. 'Daily . rages to andi from the R.:dim:Lids.
Pott r Journitl Job-Oil-ice.' '
T_TAVING I itely added la fine new assortment
n_ :JOB-T l'E to our aiready lane a•siortmen
we are now pm pared to do all kinds of work.' cheap
and with mete ni neatness,. Orders solle•teid.
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' • LY ' AN 140USEI. '
-Lewisville, •ptter °arty, P ' nsylvani.
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ItTON I.EWIS. roprietor. I Hail
Btaken this excellent Hotel, in epropmetor wish
o mate the ac. naintance er the traveling public a.
eels confident of giving satisfaction to all who ni:
, idlion him.- , eb. 12, si, Itf
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". a ll ' tet i )iturnentt and Tomb-Stone•
k..., of kinds, will be fern's:led on mass
LIIF i We terms and short notice by
it ---'-.. C. Drenthe.
• ______'''', esldence 1 Eulalia, I,li Miles south
koadersport, Pa., on thii Sinnermahani.
Road, or leave your orders at the Po .t Office. feiri
. Pensions procured for' Soldiersof the prose
who are stabled by retticin of wounds receiv
at disease cont ted while in the service of the Unit
States% and p nsians, bounty, and arrears Of Tay'
tained for aid W S or heirs of those who have died
-been killed bile. in service. All letters of inqui
promptly an t ered, and on receipt by mail of a eta
meat of the e iae of claimant. I will- forward the I
resit:try paper fcr their signature. Fee.. in Peng
- cases as Axed y law. Refers to HofIF,. TE:tat Ben -
A.. G. Olmste l Jahn S. Mann ' and F. W. Knox,
.TianeS-64 - Claim Agent, Condersport, BAKER,
$1..-5' ,
0 e P r e er il t wh e e a re r t I o sel?..o v. u . r a lt it ,c;nT
1123 .bewtvg • :whines- 'three new kind's. Under
rtp?er feed. Warranted five years , . Above sal.
' Cr largit et311:1 , issions paid. The OSLT ill KCIIIIIC-S .5
\, It the United Stites for less than. 404 which are I
I itensed, by . H owe, Wheeler in W Iltrn„Grover S.
ket.Singer .Si tx. Sr. Rielielder. ALL other,clieap
clines are in ingements and the seller or user
plbill to arrel, dne, and im,.risonnient. Circa
tree. Addre.s, or call upon Show Cr. Clark, - Si
lo:Maine, . r Chicago, Ll. Dee. 2fi, 1555. iswl
Someth , g New and Novel for Age
1 " e 4 31 e. ri ,Co ntry Stores, Drui , ists, and all sees
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_. honorable and profitable buornesi. , Free by -
r i 'o t- •*, holesala $9 per doz. Canvaasers,re
PI to // 2 tor •ay profit. ABBOIT , k. Do rcn.
7.712- ml Manufacturers, 158 Water .i.
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- . sr : sass rtoamccir S P lrt.Bll 7
On receiving a piece of Widdinj Sale and Karde '
' . from the Stait of Gi-orgy.
Lag week I did receive a hunk . .
Nigh ten : pounds weighin, . . .
Of weddinjkake all in-a chunk, • • j
From a feller in Georgy stay in. I
This thinptm morsel scion I bruised. ;
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I ntewsed on Hymen'sfayors scant, 1
.khd on his smiles so flittio
- Hoi- some folks kin, and, others can't,
And bon- skerce men is gitten. 1
1(1 mean such men as can be noosed,)
;And while I chaired; I sot and mewsed.j
I mewsed how many a I'ol2llg t rirl smiled,
And old' Maid' gru - med in fury, i
While nice jtilltlilgj men tiroamin wild,
Like trreen mules on the prarie:
• - ' i NN - last, no soft broil their trees clawed?
Aud as I mewsed, I sot and' chawed.
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I 'weed how many a rose dothl fall,
'A and ho'k many a violet pine on, ' I
. i haws cruel; fate denied 'em all ,
Shirt boosem's for to' twine on. -
..: , 'And off the cheek , mhe damusk knawed, j
' I And while I mewed, I sot and chawed
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I :mewsed how different things is here,
o what they is up yonder,
Where each pure mormon ;loth appear
Of fifty geese the gapderl .
; SarimAically , a sigh I ; dran-ed ,
1 And as I meirsed, I Ont and chaired.
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• 1 Meirsed ;Lion- much konnubial bliss,
rj ' Nth bl , gs the plainest 'tittles;
1 1 'I trot I F"" the par4,n kiss
1 She mat Ira , once F. Skittles.
j GoOd 'grashus. hoW 1 haw, haw. hawed!
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1 G E r 4.1C.1( - ON BOUNTIES. •
General Joshua T. ,0 wen, as president of
the !central organization: of:, , the "Boys in
'Blue," having, on behalf of this influential
I body of soldiers,.requested Gen. Geary to
sta ,
- , te hisof the justice of the claims
L!•of c'ertain Of the soldiem to bounties from
therCuited States GOe.nment, had trats
' mitied to him the folloWing letter, addressed
t- 1 by General 'Geary to the Hon. Henry Wil
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son i . chatrnian of the Senate Military Com
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, myttee, at the time ofjits date, as fully em
,.e. I bodying his ; views. 11;',..e publish the-letter
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f. i di full, as cif public interest :
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1 1; INEW c;I3.I.II3ERLASM, Pa., _may -i-, 'tin.
I lion: IL Illisort. Chrtirrnal l ; ifi/ibrre Committee
!j1 1 &mate tritited Staten
, r i i E . ,i,• it Spa: I trust:you will pardon my
t iintrusion Upon -your time fora few min
i rite s whileil. thank you for the valtiable
and' efficient aid you hmie given and are
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k:, sti ll,,,,i v i n o- • In behalf of an . act to equalize
, the, hountle of soldiers and sailors who
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, seated during the war of the rebellion; and
~.. to
.gie exP•ression to; some views of my
, -i I own upon; t.i.At subject. Having been a
.-; !soldier mysiiif, • the services sacrifices, and
'stifferings Of the defenders of our national
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existence are familiar tO me. I They periled
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',,, al' le secure our land from the infamous
criMb of treason' and !the blighting iuflu
. e's of Slavery. Phone who were the
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d, . tit. , to voinnteer their services did so with
out! the inducements of high bounties and
high wages. '
i - I:hey came forward with hearts OTO
Y tioiing , with loyalty;..irue patriotism, an 1
sacredness ~ of purpose; and undismayed
they persevered through all its trials any
; Ivicisitudes!' to the termination of a long an .1
to blohdy w-iir., The war is ended, and the
1 lory and prowessl of ; our arms fully vindi
; atal.. W i ill not, thbn,!a _crateful peopl:
- a n .. wArd•instio6 tosthose who have defendec
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"s • and 'preseryed their fives, their treasure
and their nationality The claims of sue
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of ; , areiso pre-!eminently just and prolper tha ,
r:1.. , ; delay or neglect m their pronn-t acknowl
,iedirementihnd parrne , nt by the' nation wil
ilo.l bConstantlye, excused, hod Will fie inexc sable. ,
il I.' am. lonsntly receiving con munica
a.. : tiohs on the subject of "equalization o
<•,•-, bounties," liot only from soldiers and sail
!. or. of m , I own State, but from those o
- ' otlller States; and my opinion is frequent);
:asked witli .respect tO its justice and prat
‘. 'tiefibilityH , I , ;
h 'As to its justice, I have uniformly re
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na plied thatln m,:,1 opinion no; measure caul4
be more just or 'more worthy the, consider
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' o r atibn of Congress; and while the natio ,
tug on-es muc to.lthe c'_onrii - ssioned 'officer
for , their a itiring mental and physical e:
~./. Lert i lion, aniety, courage and responsibilit
- nt ' they are ?Fi grelit Measure repaid by th
j'Aigldry of the sakcess! which has been os.
op-( tallied, and :which in a ffreat degree attach
, or , , , , i' :, , out there . • ,
; to itheir IP4MeS ; out is certainly scn:
~,- thing nabib snlistantlal than- mere thank
,;:. and - gralithde die tt g ; the sterling rank an
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who ere a ways•present in the dead)
! . stpte, and self-sacrificing patriotism 11,
I, i triumphantly sustained the g lory and ho
rem.". or !
of the Republic. '
alltf i ' I 1 feel that the country cannot do t.
5 , 3' moth for, 'the patriotic services of those w
any; during thb late rebellion have stood by t•
~a l l l 3,iiion in !its perils; "and if by an act of tai
• s a r r i 1 11 could r4co:npense those toil-worn soldie
ad 4 . fdr, their:great sacrifices and their lona r tri.
'Y . i I 14Y l altyi i would consider it the high,.
ntsl.i Olvilege and the greatest act of my life.
j !As tolle expediency - ' or 13
'ize l . ; r . e
. 1e that some memb
ers.of Congr -
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Det`oio to ii)e , li'LleiPies of Irqz tha IDisszOirptiop/of
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to the soldiers, are fearful of injuring the
national credit and of increasing taxation '
by adding to the national debt - some ! .
ti250;000,000 or $300,000,000 to meeti
the claim for the equalizing of bountim
I admit that this is a Im-cream. and I lik- I
I to; see members of Congress exhibit a,dire l
I regard for public economy; and it,iicer
! taitly : highly commendable to be
,riautious i
iin 1 inposingim primer burdens or /iii" creasing i
ithe national - 711 will nev-1:
e r isle properly, aggregated ntil the just
Claims of its defenders areparded to them.
;Bat what is the sum 2f $250,000,000 to'
;a nation like ours, when every principle, of!
;justice demands it be paid to those who: ;
hate rescued it f . yorn .anarchy and death?!
What would Oris . glorious Republic have!
Ibeen worth i` itsrebel destroyers had not
' been met ri-d vanquished by the soldiers!
Inio, fought and bled - . and three hundred
tlibukuld of whorl fell in its defence? It
lis tint a trifle when we consider the Vast
IrO i urces of our country, and look forward
t6i the immense wealth' which in a few
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years it,,is destined to possess.
lf.the Government has not the money!
tOlpay 'this demand for bounties to our
i,! why could not Congress author-
iii l e the Secretary of the Treasury to issue
five per cent. gold bonds for all sums-of
$5O and upwards, payable in thirty years,
Imaking them
,the "Soldier's Bountyl •
_Ponds," but - receivable at all times in - pay-;
Ment for Government lands at par! Thisl
would' enable the soldier at any time to 1
exchange his bond for public lands On any i
!of the great railroad lines leading to the
Pacific, or in any -other place where he
j might choose to locate. This would also .
r the bon s at once to be in demand ,
!Thisse. who did not choose to locate in the
Western States could sell their bonds at
;par to those who wished tp do so.
' ! I Besides, if the soldiers should choose to
take up lands for their bonds, the country
Ilnisuld be certain that the great West was
lbeing filled 'up with a population that loved
`it and bad stood by it in the hour of its
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-! fee!, too, 'that his homestead was the re
ward of patriotism, and his posterity after
him would venerate it as such.
I think that in this way • the country
''would scarcely feel the payment of this
debt to its defenders: The public lands
would not only thus prove a sinking fund,
e 'but- the debt will greatly aid in their rapid
. •settleitient and development—that in a
gears the bonds would be entirely absorbed
- z riiid the country the better for it. It would
!add but little to her taxation and would
- !searcely diminish her resonrces. But should
' s i congress not see fit to Make those bond
receivable at all times in! payment of pub
lic lands, the increase of the national in
- : debtedness, say $250,000,000, payable in
4 ! thirty years, cannot be looked upon as any
I V i ely serious calamity.
I! ! The annual increase of burden would be
' ibut $1'2,500,000, counting it at. five per
s ; Cent.; whereas long before these bonds will
- - become due, the national Wealth will be
e z more than double what it is now, and thus
-! the burden will yearly diminish.
l •• I thank you heartily for the efforts year
have Mark. toward obtaining justice for the
-soldierand sailor, and I hope that Con
dress will cordially - co-operate with you in
' i lperfectitTz this important; measure.
d!!, With high regard, I l am very respect
d ; fUlty, your obedient servant.
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i "Prince" John nnd Victoria.
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,i Two daughter of John Van Buren were
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. I recently presented to the!Princess of Wale.-
' which lis considered as equivalent to being .
t :introdaced to Queea Victoria, the Princes,
1 ) receiving all company in the name of her
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Ice mother-in-law. It is a Pity that the Van
il.3ureu . girls did not get., to see the widow
as that would have adbrded them an up
, Porturiitv to behold their father's first flame
' f _ It, will, be 'remembered that, when Milizti a
ef . Van Buren was President, his son visite , '
N , i .f.ngland, where he florirished extenslvel
las Prince John, and wlire• he upset ari , t, '
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craneera Ene-li iety
sh propry b . a dashine-iflirt
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lation With Miss Guelph. Victoria remem
bered John Van Buren Ma her memor
d ' was clouded by the .burh• German, Albert
n inspiring • .
her with a new love. Vierori
!is now awidow and 'alrecluse in a cont.,
rs tvisil
ted by the llooming daughters of he
,old flame. How the world does move I
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e 1 What Printer's mull has none
b- I Seven:-eights of the splendid fortunes o
es this ,country have been !made through thz
e- infinence,of printer's ink. ! Mark that?" .
: 5 , Ercklnge. .r
di ' Printer' has made not only sere ,
ly:1 eights of the splendid fortunes that hay
as I been made in our . country, but also nin
3,tentlits of the great melt. ' Boobies tran
• I I tbrtned into. Statesmen,! press' talkers in
o oteloquent orators, cracked voiced singe ,
ho i into nightengales, murderers of Shakspea.
he I into perfect delineators 'of the creation a
ne Avon's great bard,
, izs inast.philanthropiC of their species—all a
-Eid. the application of a little 'printer's in.
erst And,what is more -surprising, people a
1 . made to believe those things in oppositi
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to their seven senses,. Printer .
sink; is
great thing when properly put 0n..--43 ,
'CR tiviore Argus.
Lad Cif arge of the Old Guard.l.
A/i•eneh work gives the fallowing grand I .
pert-piciii+ of the' desperate: l charffe' of -3 , 3 a- I
soleon's Old Guard at Vaterloo:' I%
During the day the •
'aatillery of I the ,-
Guard maintained its Old renown,l and the!s
guard it if had frequently', been used to I
restore th 4 battle in I several parts of thj •
field, and always with ,suceeSs. - TheEtar r ,
lisp were fast becoming exhausted, and iu I.
an hour More would have been forced into . ;
a e.isastrons retreat, but for the timely ar-' •
rival of Blucher. But when they saw him ;
with twenty thousand PausSians approach-'
in, their courage revived, While Napoleon',, I
was filled with amazement. A- beaten ' =
enemy was about to form a junction with,
• theaallies, while Grouchy, who was sent to;
keep them in check, was nowhere to be
!seep. Alas!, what great plans one ineffi- I
cient commander can overthorw. 1 I •
In a moment Napoleonu saw that; be!
. conld not sustain the attack of so man!
: fresh troops if onceallowed to form a pm-
, von with the allies, and her determined to!
!stake his fate upon one bold cast and en-'I -
; deavor to force the allied? center with al
;grand charge of the Old Gpard, and thus;
I place himself between the two armies. For' ;
this purpose the Imperial guard was called I
up and divided into two immense columns,
I:which were to meet in thg British center.;
That under Reille no sooner entered the
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jfirle than it disappeared like a mist. The;
jotber was placed under NeY, "the bravest'
I of] the hraye," and the order given to ad- 1
Iranee. Napoleon accompairied them part '
log the waydown the slope; and halting a:
few moments addressed 0 them a few
words. He told them that the battle rested
with them; that he r reliedi; on their valor:
; tried on so many fields. ; tVive l'Emper-i
I etir l" answered him with a shout that was!
heard far above the thunderof the •
artillery •
The whole continental struggle exhibited
li no sublimer spectacle than; the last effort
lof Napoleon
; to save his Sinking empire.
1 The greatest ' military skill and energy the
!world lever Possezed had !been staked to!
the utmost (hiring the day.' Thrones were;
tottering on the turbulent field, and the
shadows of fugitive kings ;flitted through!
the smoke of the battle field. Bonaparte's '
• star trembled in the zenith; now blai ng
I• opt in its ancient splendour, now I pal rig
before the anxious eye. The intense aux.—.
iety with which he watched the dvarice
of the column; and the terrible sitspense',
he endured when the siimke of • the battle.
! wrapped it from his sight, and the utter
' i despairing shriek rang out, "The Guard
' ; recoils!" makes us for a moment fOrget all
i the, carnage in sympathy fsr his disiresa.
1 The Old Guard felt the (',presence of the
immense' responsibility and; resolved not to
i prove unworthy the great trust committedi -
;to them. Nothing could he more impoe-
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; ing, than its movement to the assault.
I It had never recoiled before human foe,
i and the allied forces with I awe beheld its
steady and firm advance tojthe final charge.
; For a moment the guns atopped playing
and the firingceased on the British "line,
as without the beating of ii: drum, or a bu
-1 gle-note to cheer their cour e they moved
in dead silence over the fiend__. Their I
f ' ,
was like muffled thundeal while the; daz
'lzling• helmets of the cuirass , •_rs flashed! long
_ ' lines of light upon the d4rk and terrible
I mass that swept in 'one dark wave along,
; that terrible field. The stern Drouet was
! there amidslt the guns, and on every brow
was written the unalterable resolution to
',conquer or die. The nett moment the
• ; artillery opened and the head of the gal'
- ; lint column seemed to' sink into the earth.
' " Rank after rank went dowha yet they ' stop
r ped not, faltered not. Disiolving, ca;lumns.
; whole" bara ! i9;ans disappearedp one after
. “ - • , • another, in the destructive, ,
fire, but affected
-' not their caltiracre. The ,ranks Closed up
'• j as before, and each treading over his fallen
', , comrade, passed unflinchingly on.,
-1 , The horse that Ney rode sank under
v i him, and scarcely had he Moupted anothe
' ; before it also sank to the' galinril i , and so
- I then another and another,,, till IfiVe in PIC.-
'- i ce&ss6n hau been .shot under him: Then
.Y I with' his drawn sabre, lie ;marched sternly
t, l at the head of the column. . In yain did
a I the 'artillery hurl its stOrn of hail upon
t , that living mass. Upon she very muzzle,
. r j they pressed. and driving!the artillery:fie
Ifrom their places pushed on through the
a English Hues.. But just as
,ihe victor)
.1; seemed won a fileaof soldiers; who lay fla ,
lea on the ground beaital aCridge of ear th
. ;
suddenly rose and poirred,ka volley in thei ,
• I face l a Another and another followed, tit
.-'one broad sheet of flame. ; ; rolled on thei
re I hose ms with such a fierce' and nnexpecte;
a•-; fire, Itbat they staggered 14fore it. Befor,
s- the guard had time to rally again and ad
to; sianee, a heavy column of ; infantry - fell -o
rs; its left flatik in close and deadly Yolie
re ; causing it/in its unsettled'state, to swery
of ito the/right. •At that,,. instant a, whol
el brigade of cavalry thunliered on the.righ
ly I flauk, and penetrated ; where cavalry ha
k! I ne / ver gone before. 1 pp ;
• re,l . : The intrepid guard con' have borne u
on . 1 against the unexpected fire from
,the so
s al diets- they
,did ; not see, and have rolled ha
zl e athe infantry that had boldly charged i
1 1 left flank, but the cevalry finished tee di
' I .
• der, into which they bad •momentarily
••a thrown, and broke the shaken ranks
tefore they had time to reform and the
•agles of the hitherto: invincible Guard P
were pushed backward down the slope. It ; g
was then! the army, seiid with despair,
hrieked out.. ' "the Gnard recoil! the.
Guard recoil I"—and ' then fled int
dismay.. To see the Gpard in confusion IT
was a sight they had never before beheld, j .
and it, froze ever heart with terror. 1 1
For a long time they Stood and let the
cannon balls pass their ranks," disdaining
to turn their back to the foe.. "Michel, at: ,
the head of these battal:ions,,fouglit like al t `
lion. To every-eommand oflthe enemy to,
,he replied: 'Thei Guard dies, ! e '
but -never Surrendeis! — and with his last I
breath bequeathed his gldrious motto to ! e;
the Guard. 14e fell a Witness to its truth.':'
Death traversed these eight battalions with _,
such rapid footsteps, .that ther soon dwin-;
died away tO two, !oho turned in hopeless
daring on the over
,numbers that ; n '
pressed upon their 'retiring footsteps.
"1 ,•
Last of all, but a single battalion, the I .
debris of the column of granite at Marengo,
was left, Intoi this "Napoleon flung MM.
self. Chmbronne, its brave :commander,
saw with terror the priperor in its full i °
!keeping',!" He was nbt Strt ,, gling for 'vie-; t '
tory; i he was intent on showing how to die. 1 2
Approaehing the - Emperor, :11e cried out: I
• "B,Ptire Do vdu not see that death hash t
•no need of you l" and Closino. mournfully
i but, sternly , naund the expiring ea g les,
those brave hearts bade .Napoleon an
flingingeternal adieu; and' themselves on
the enemy, were. piled with the dead at!
ticir feet. ' II . •
Many of the officers Were s'een to destroy II
themselves 'rather than Suffer defeat. Thus;
i greater even in its own defeat than' anv
"other corps of men in I gaining a victery:!:,
, the Old Guard passed from the stage, and
' l ,the curtain dropped upon its strange ca-l i
reer. It had fouolititsilast battle.
1 ' Died el Grief..
A tou c hin g inet_e is related
by the
Milwaukee "Wisconsin,"l as having. occurred 1
:in that city lately. About two years ago I.
!Mr. Strausbnrg purchased fir his child, six
',years old,- named Willie, a young New- ' ,
'faun:Vaud dog, which W i lts also called Wil
lie. The two became eery much attached.l .
About two months rigO the dog was run:
i over by the team of Mr; S.. his leg broken, I
and injured. so seriously that it was found i
necessary to kill him. The grief of the;
little fellow was. inexpressible. Ile cried!
!incessantly, and called 'continually -- fdr . his:
conipanion. The fathe'r, to quiet his arief.i
had the (dog's hide st u ffed, but it satisfied
the - child only for a 'daY. Another dorr
:similar in appearabee, Was puichased for
'the boy, but be would pay no attention toi
• •
it, calling, continually for Willie.. Every
effort was made to. distract 'the little one's!
!attention from the object upon which it!
1 -was fixed,but without success. . For a week'
he lay in his little bed, hugging the stuffed ;
ssr ,
dog skin :lose to him, Moaning frequently,
ljnst above a whisi)er, and sOme - times break
: .
ing cut into paroxysms of grief, and call-!
ing loudly for Willie. He would eat very;
little, and every day when focid was given'
him, he would offer it first to the object!
beside him, and upon no attention beiarri
to hisldesdre would throw it aside.
One day the child's, grief bad. settled
into that quiet, half slumberino . .stat that ;
so plainly speakS an approaching dis:solu-i
tion. He asked' his Mother, as he had •
done many, times bef r 3re, if Willie had gone,
'! to Heaven; and li t aipo', answered affirrna-i
asked,-, ‘S•haill I See him there, mum- I
'ma "Y"es, You are pied and
. !•try .to get well." "Mm
am t a, I love you!
W r : and I love papa, bqt I !wrlpt to go and see
Willie,. Good-bye, mamma, lam going to ,
, see now.7' _Wore the mother ;
could reach 'the child's ;side, he '7:i-us clead
—had died - Without a Struggle, and with i L!
out a gasp, ,that -could be heard—quieid,
almly, his little heart
. wore, itself away
from the affects of excessive grief.
E.T ArraorarAr.—llarper's Week
.ly last week had a most admirable engra
in!: representing the C i f - ppm-beads and trai-'
, ' tors feeding Jeff DariS - With all kinds of;
s ' luxuries, and! puffin°. ~ s -on the feet of
' the guards, so as not to disturb his. delicate!
nerves, while, in front are the skeletons_ilof,
our starving and murdered Union prison-;
t ers at Belie Isle and Andersonville, under'
the treatment oft rebid fiends — like Wirz
- r ! and t Jeff Davis. Coppernads, examine it;
and then rei. , ent inrac4-loth and ashes for
in the all you have' i giyen to these murder
ers of loyal Union priiners.
Gettin ors lite Right Platform:
n In the speech Of President Roberts to
,• the Feniansi at Buff-;o = P
he is Jr 4ted to
le. hare said:
, "The dawn of Irish! liberty is approach
d ing, and in a friendly, spirit I ask you t
I extend your hand ta every other peopl,
p who are struggli . ny for liberty; help -:t,
.l-,inslazje no man„ and!remember that G .
. created ns all in hig ;own image; that
its ! looks not so - much at the color of the fat
is-a 44 at tic co!o; - i the heart" [Applause".
TER S.- -$1.50 PER ANNUM.
Decision of Supreme Coprt.
The followinor is the decision of the Su
reme Conyt, held at WilVa.barts 4 , : iiiiiis
. ,
and - to • the lease of the Catawissa And '
aiding Railroads to the Atlantic 4 - 9;e4
' estern:.: _, c i
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he Commonwealth of Pe l nnsylvania !ex:
rel. Att6rnev General vs. The Atlantic. •
and Great Western Rail Way Company:
Information and surroestion in natsrp ... ot
1:0 wa'ranto. ` 2 ' .7'
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ChienJustice Woodward; prononneed
be fo I wing decision, per curium. . .
The as.. having been fully: argned!and ,
onside ed. we are of opinion— . ..' • -:' -
First "That the instrument calla • ti
ertificate 'of consolidation of the Atlantic
nd Great-Western railway Oonipany, dates
9th of August,. 1865, was a lawful' aid' •
alid instrument for. the purposes therein
xpressed, and upon being filed .lit the. of- ce of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
instituted the defendants a legal cOrpora!:.
ion in the State of Pennsylvania.;
Second. That nil Wel record ) is Well .
eplied too - by the defendants pleas, and the .
lemurrer to . the republication natist be
overuied. . But the defendants have leaVe ~
o rejoin that there is such a record with s•
. . _
orout pate) record.
Third. i If in support of siteh rejoinder,.
he defendants shall produce the contriet
of agreement and act of consolidation, slot
orth in answer to the oy•er craved by . the
Attorney General; with evidenee,that the :
ante was deposited with the Secretary or
State in his oFnce, onitlie third day of (Xi
tober, 1865, the opinion of this court Vriil .
be that the defendants have fully complied
With the rp.quiYementslof law in
said instrument; that it -became then and
there the duty- of the Secretary of -the
Commonwealth to file the same of recoil;
that as against the Cominonwe.alth • the'
legal presumption must be that the Seere
tart' performed his duty, and filed the same
of record, and that it remained and still ~
remains filed of record in his office, and . '
judgment will accordingly be entered !for
the defendants. urn inspection of the lin:-
strurnent- and such proof. if in the opihr
ion of-counsel any ipdorsement of the date ,
of filing by the. Secfetary he .nece.ssarx.,ll. -.
,mandamus would lie to command' im to --
add the appropriate date, and ' ev.- •
etoc otherrotecessary act in the . •
! . .
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The Philadelphia and Erie. Railroad
company and the .Pennsylvatidßailroad
Company vs. the Catawissa Railroad Corn- •
parry of Pennsylvania; and -the AttantiC:
and Great Western Railway compa,,, 44
the States of Ohio; New York and Penn
sylvania. •
Andrea Scott \ vs, the same defendants.
Two bills in equity, on aPpeal froni de
cree of the Court of 'Nisi Prius of Phila- :
delphia, sitting in equity. Woodward, C.J.- -
An opinion will be filed, in thq above
cases, at the nekt term of this alert,' to be
held at - Pittsburg, on the" Third Monday_
of• October next, in which the fOowiug
conelusions will be explained and justifio.d:
Ist. That the plaintiffs, in the above
bills in, equity being private parties, and
not representatives or the - ;Commonwealth
of Peunkidvania, have no right,-to draw -
into question the corporate existence de- I
, jure of the • Atlantic and. Great Western..
Railway Company. I -
that ' - -
Di, That it appearing Andrew
' Scott is nct the owner of any -stock in the
said company, he has no equityto main
tain his bill against the said company.
l ,
3d. That the lease and contract made _
i the first „day of November, 1865, between
i the Catawissa ,Rai.lroad. Company of the
first part, and the Western Central Rail
; way Coinpany, of Pennsylvania, and the
• Atlantic:and Great Western Railway Corn
pane, of 'the States: of Ohio, New York and
Pennsylvania, of ,the second' part, is a law
ful and valid leme and contract, and that
no ground has been shown fora decree
; that it can be cancelled or annulled. •'
4th., ' That the memorandum' of agree
meat nude the 31st of October, 1860, be
! tween the Sunbury and Erie Company, of
the firlt;part, and the Catawissa Railroad
Company, of the second part, is lawful and
valid for; the terni of twenty years from its
date, and that all the 'rihts and interest,
! of the Catawissa Railroad Company.under
!said agreement have passed to and become,
; duly vested in the. Atlantic and Great
• Western Railway Company. •
sth. ' That under the several contracts
' awl agreements, and within the meaning
of the act. of Assembly of the 23d of April,
1 . 1861, mentioned or referred to in the bill
and answers, the Philadelphia and . .Er - ie
i illaiiro d connects the Catawissa 'Railroad
ilwith the Atianiic and' Great Western Rail
' , Aoly. ncitw ithstanding the diversity of gunge
lin said roads. ' , •
_: Wherefore is now, this 29th day of June,
A. D. 1866, considered, adjudged and de :
c : creed that the decrees- made in the above
o ' l cases fa t ...NI:4 Prius be reversed, c•ott aside
, and taken for nought; and it is here decreo4 1
. e l that each of the said plaintes bill, 1:e
e tdisinied at. the costs. of the plaintiffs,
respectively. • .
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