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The pmprietohave s tacked the sstabLabmen t with
large nssortmentof coodfrpityles
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
~.1 are r rcpired to exocute beady, and primptly
FoTEES, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, CABLE, BILL
a ABS, LETTER HEADE, STATEILENTI,
TOWNELLIP 01IDEB kc., AL •
lkt,ll. Mortgages, Leases, and • fall assortment of
t, nestles' and J n.tices' Blanks, constant/yen hand
c oFrk &.,,plelivinAke pro g
mrrtly at a di ,and tent back in etance can depen dreturai ontlmininhei,
W. D. TERBELL & CO.,
1101,ESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
',Vail Paper, Kerosene Lampe, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Points and 01le, &0.,
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1865.-Iy.
Dricaols & serraisaut,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
OSce formerly occupied by James Lowrey, ER
Wx. A. N1CE01..5. Joey I. MITCHZLL...
Welleboro, Jen. 1, 113(10-.1y.
WILLIAM U. SMITH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
lesurance, Bounty sad Pension Agency, Mask
Street WeHebert., Pa, Jan. 1, 180&
s. F. Witsos
WILSON & 'NILES,
ATTORNEYS it COUNSELORS AT LA3V,
(First door from Bigoners, on the Avenne)—
Will attend to business entrained to their care
in the counties of Tioga and Potter.
WelMoro, Jan. 1, 1866.
D. ANGELL & CO.,
MAIILTADTUDERS of, and Wholesale and De
tail Dealer in Doors, Bash, and Blinds. At m
Planing and Turning dons to order. '
S.,orville, Tina PO, Pa., Tan. 18.1889-Ip.•
F. W. OLARK;
ATTOE3ET AT LAW—Mansfield, Tioga Co., Pl..
May 9, 1850-ly
TaLLOP.. Shop first door north of L. A. Beara'a
Shoe Shop. jar Cutttng, Fitting, and Roper.
log done promptly and well.
Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-I.y. _
JOHN B. SHINKSPEARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop one door above
Smith's Law Otdoe. Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in but idyl..
Wallaboro, Pa.. Jan. 1, 1866-Iy
JOHN L HITCHES& _
AGENT for the oolloctionof bquaty:bleedi PI/
and penelone due soldiere from the Govern
ment. Office with Nichols and Mitchell, Wells.
Lard, Ps. , m3O, 'MI
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
and Inv:trance Agent, Blosaburg, Pa., over
MAAR WALTON HOUSE,
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
it C. VERMILYEA, PROPRIETOR. This is ;
lien hotel located within - easy access of the
~e4t flatting and hunting grounds in North:
u Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
tt.r the o,goommodation of pleasure seekers and
rue trariting public. [Jan. 1, 1866.]
A. MARIAN HAZLETT PROPRIETOR.
p IRS popular hotel has been lately renovated and ra
j.• turolehed, and PO pains will be sparod to render Its
t,plialltaes acceptable to I;adzons.
Welleboro, May 9,1060.
.VESTFIELD, PA., GEORGE/CLOSE, Propri
etor. A new Hotel conducted on the principle
of 11re and let lire, for the accommodation of
the pnblic.=-Nor. 14, 1866 —ly.
J. C. STRANG.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Any businesa entrust—
A to hie care will receive prompt attention.
Knoxville, Pa., Nor. 14, 18611.—tt
GIEIO. W. Ryon,
ATTORNEY g, COIINSELOR AT LAW, Law
renceville, flogs, Co., Pa. Bounty, Pension,
Insurance Agent. Collections promptly
attended to. Office 2d door below Ford Home
Dan. 12, 1866-ly
GENT for the Lycoming County Ineurance
Company, at Tioga, Pa.
June b, 1868.—Sm.
TIOGA COUNTY, PA.,
stabling, attaohod, apd an attentive hos
otr alwayt is attendance,'
E. S. FARR, . . . . Proprietor. •
Blaek:mith and Farrier.
JOSEPH MANLY would inform. das glassful
t)of Wellaroro and vicinity that h• ban !salad
tc (Jii Maroc stand, un Water street, lately no
.aped by Mr. Ritter, where ha may he found
it pared to floe home and oxen. and do all
nark pertaining to hit trade. He alto is a prat
u:al Farrier, and will treat hems fur disc./foes
October 24. 1866-tf
Hairdressing & Shaving. •
:alum over Willcox & Barker's Store, Wells ,
hJ re. Pa. Particular attention paid to Ladles'
Shampooing, Dyeing, etn. Braids,
Puff', coils, and seriatim on hand and made to or-
W. DORSEY. ' J. JOHNSON.
GOLD received on deposiie, for which cord ..
Wei will be Wired, bearing int/rest iu gold.
E. W. CLARK L CO, Bankers,
lib 55 aonth Tbird street,Pbila:
D. 3300 N, M. D., late of the '2d Pa. Cavalry, alter
early !mar years of army 'varlet, with a large
xperlence In field and hoapttal practice, has °pentad an
- - Mce fur the pr.-bee of medilne and surgery, In all
branches. Persona from a distance can find good
c arcllc K at the Pennsylvania Hotel when dental:L—
A.l skit any part of the State In constipation, or to
;crl,rm surgical operations. Ito 4, Union Block., op
etatr, Wellsboro. Pe., Hay 2,1886 —ly.
VEW PICTURE GALLERY.--
tts the pleasure to inform the citizens or Tioga
~unty dant ha bee .completed his =
NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY,
,s on Land to take all kinds of Sun Pictures,
4:110 Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes, Viamettes,Cartes
1 . Visite, the Surprise and Eureka Pictures; also
,dealer attention paid to-copying and enlargt
t Pictures. Instructions given in the Art on
I,,, instde terms. Elmira St., Mansfield, Oct. 1,
A T TENTION SOLDIERS
VITNI. B. SMITH, Knoxville, Tioga Coquity,
11 , tU. S. licensed Agent, and Attorney
• 'ldlers end their friends throughout all the
nl , tatc?,) nill firose,ute and collect with un
: - OLDIERS' CpAildB AND 4trais•
ad ktoda Ale°, any other kind 'or claim
alnt , t the Government before arty- of !keitte
m:ciente or in Congrers. Terms moderate, 1'141 :
minanioations rent to the above addrei•seriltW,
prompt attention Jan. r 7, ff 664 A
ii C. N. DARTT,
WOULD coy to the public that he it norma
-I,' nently located to WeUnborn, (Office at Ms
rctrience, near tbo Land Ocoee and Episcopal
Cncrch) where he will continue to do all kind, of
tit lh confided to bie care, guaranteeing comple.e
tat.ifactian where the chill of the Dentin ran
,cd in the management cloaca, peculiar to the
He will furnich
cot on noy material desired.
FILLING A EXTRACTING TEETH,
wooded to on I , borteit notice, and done in the
best and most approved style.
TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN
~!. the the use of Antosthettes which are per
fa.tly harmlexs. and :111 be administered 1n every
,a., when desired.
Wtlll.boro, Jan. 1, 1865-Iy. . .
1f BSICAL INSTRUMBATS --J. B. shaA.-
1, pear, dealer In Deeker A Brother -and
hunt & Brothers pianos, klaxon it Hamlin mar
i bet o gang, Trsot, Linsey A Co. melodeons, and
the B. Shoninger melodeens. Room over J.
Bowen'e store. .' ' ,Siipi..l . 2, , 1116ilit--
T . la 1 1 -7 8 --------- A new kind of lam p fer &et; sene—'
.1.4 Ilt) briskags of chimneys—at FOLS7'9.
;• VOL. XIV.
John W- ..Gnornatti •
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
"lariat returned to this county with a view of
making it his piiimininVnisidinaa, solicits a
share of public patronage.:-,All butanes., en
trusted to his care will be attended to with
promptness and fidelity. - OMee" 2d door
or E. S. Farr'e hotel. Tlogis, T . logn.;Co.
(Corner _Main Street and the Atenue.)
B. B. HOLIDAY, Droprie6l:
frIIIS is one of the most popular 1121Ouess
the county. This Hotel is. ilia prinolp:
Stage - -house in Wellabor°. Stages leave daily
as follows :I ,_
For Tioga,•itiOa. Tor Troy; at Ba. m.;
For Jersey Shore every Tuesday- iud 1.6,1"7 - at
2 p. m.; For Conderaport . , every, Monday and
Thursday at 2 p. m. ,
J. B. Nricss
t STAGRS Astamt---From Tioge, at 121.2 Webek
p. m.: From Troy, at 6 o'clock p. m.: From Jar
sey-Slfore, Tuesday and Friday 11 st,, to.: From
Conderaport, Monday bud Thursday 11. a. m.
IN. B.—Jimmy 'Cowden, the well-known host
ler; will be found on hand.
,Wellslooro, Jan. 1=1866-Iy.
W. D. LANG.
DRUGS . MEDICINES:
BOORS AND FrAizoltrant; --
PATENT MEDICINES, Peri canary, Musical.
Instruments and Musical-Merchandise of all
kinds, Fancy Goods of all kinds, Ac,
Physician's Prescriptions carefully compounded
October SI, 186.cem:
E. & H. T:4NTJIHNY.,CO.;
Manufacturers of. Photosra.piric,bire
• . wioutaas AIDAII . !Ant::.• t; 71". 4
501 BROAD9&AYi.--11.37t.._- :.1--
ln addition to ounuritlaTlartnallatif:Phojograninc
Materials we are Headquarters for She following, viz:
' Stereoscopes & Stories copic 'Views
Of American and Foreign Cities and Landscapes,
Orctips, Statuary, etc.
Stereoscopic Views of the War,
From negating made In the anion eampaigne and
forming • complete Photograpldc history of th e great
i - Stereoscopic View■ on Man.
Adapted tr;r either Mo.r,fc Lauteros Or OW Sieroomeopo.
Opr Catalogue will be .oc to any liddreis recelpt
of Staxwp. •
Photographic Albums. •
W manufactata more Largely (biro any otherbouse,
about 200 varieties from :0 coots to $5O aid, Our
ALBUMS have the reputaLiust aft being superior to
beauty and durability to elf others
Card Photographs of Generals, States
men, Actors. etc., etc.
Our Okinawa...Ad:mace. over PIPIT THOUSAND
Trent subjects, inch:amp reproduction. of the moat
heated Imgravings, Paintings, Stgurma, etc. Coi.n
lornes sent on receipt or stamp. -t -
- Photographers and others ordering goods C.
will please remit 25 per cent. of the amount with amt.
order. The prices cod ousiity of per geod e cannot fall
to satisfy. J0n....11ra9m.
NEW WINTER , -GOODST
AT REDUCED PRICES.
Great Inducements to the Public
likTin having a big stock of QtD -00 - 04)S to
£1 shove off at auction, lam enabled to take
advantage of the piiient low Pikes, and em rea
d."' to supply the public, , with a vplendid stnek_ot
NEW SPRING — DRY" GOODS, , L ATEST
Stylep, purobimed to acoorninodate this mar::
Particular attention in directed to my de
sirable stock of Ladies' _DRESS GOODS,
Alpeocae, Poplins, Prints, Delaitnes,Att.,
Added to "Mob I atm offering - large
and splendid block of - ,
GROCERIES, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS
_OAPS. 1 0 ,44-,4 0 ...& 0 .. 4 1 r4., AL. &0..
at prices to suit the 1,900,000,-14 - Oegood's
old stand, Welleboro,- Po. . -
April 4,1865. . -
LAWRENCEVILLE - DRUG 'STORE.
ITILE undettivted luiviag purchesed
the Drag Store of W. G. Miller, Mill
keep e. fall stock of
' DRUGS AND ItiF,DICIN.ES,
PATENT MEDICINES, - PAINTS, OILS,
Dye Staffs. Kerosene 011 and GrOceries, Which
will be sold at as loin pricer weeny other estab
lishment in the country for calls.
C. P. LEONARD.
Lawrencerille,Nov. 5, 11388:,-tf.
To the Farmers of Tioga County.
lAM now building et my manufactory, in Lawrence.
Vale. a superior
which possesses the following advantages over sf rather
I. It separates oats, isdltter. end 'foul seeds, and
chess and cockle, Prom 'wheat.
2. It cleans flax seed, takes out yellow seed, and all
otherseeds, perfectly. - „
'5, It cleans timothy seed.
4. It doe. all other separating requlrtd of a mill.
Thls MITI is built of the beet and most durable tim.
bar, in good style, and is sold cheap lot cusp, or pro
duce. - .
I will tit a patent stare, for , separating oats from
wheat, to other on reasonable terms. -
_ id /CHER.
- Lawrenceville, October iO, fees-ti
Q AVE YOUR--GPSEWRACESI-4.
Nast & Auerbach's
Where you can tawny:l find the beet aseorted
stock of •
ORIESTIC L - FANCY DRY -GOODS;
CLOTHS, NOTIONS, READY
Maneteetered under their own paparvision.,,
.4 /so Gents' lurnieh:ng d-e
theor manhunt tuiloring ettablishment they defy
competition; halting dm best tailors of New rock din,
.1.1 /so experieeted cutter..3lr. U. P. Brwia.l4/4166i s
J . S T TI6Z ; LIr d . p rn An . MtEß er ß,-
opposite Dent's Wagon Shop,
MAIN STREET, IVELLSBORO,: PA;
Orders promptly Mica and i•atiarricilon guaraii
ford. , Fancy Turning dune to order.
4 _, Oct. 31, 11356.,41. J. STICKLIN:'
F L" pit FROM CLIME MUER WHEAT;
buckwheat flour, corn meal and feed, always
on hand. Call at the Charleston Idati s e,.l,, pr .
log Youatiour and feed. I rim make -it 414. Objett
for ay a buy. A. RUSSELL.
LADIES' 8/3113 film $1.60 to $9O, at
. - --f! • : 4 : -----
. fri ,-
- . ,
1. 11 1 11- ( V. 4: l ' - ' ' - 1:-:
( t ll l t I D I ' ' ' . H . 1 % , ... 1. LI
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I I i k l it ll n to i +
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arra 2 - ry3 tzt,TJOI7W-ELLSi B ORO, PA., FEBRUARY 27, 1867.
READY - MADE CLOTHING
I , olt THE MULTITUDE.
SUITS, DRESS SUITS OF ALL
yc-i Laa ft a t9W.g§ • kal
FURNISHING GOODS IN GREAT VA-
is fully iiaiitstaralOisPiZOßMallirnvest
sfyles of Garments, equal in style, yrorkmanship
and 1131400a1 to : t 4gt,a1a50144140.4.50N1R
BEAUTY OF FIT, QUALVILY4 fig.
OD YiNF PRIDE-1,7tia.,:,77;
qr , sbilLbt Slanaklitid; l .•
' :• ,y•
All Voodiiirill be sold a t 1
- - •
LOWEST, CASH 'PRICES: i
under theAgilitorAPripthW 4 2 0 4ee'neatE: 0 1°,
lloy's Store - •
Wellaboro, Solit, 26, 1866.
( 4 a • a as
, ,PataifetrifwN; 146. rt.t• t="4
11:.t zh t —t
mars is an article for washing without rubbing, ox.
cept to very dirty places, which will require a very
alight rob, and unlike other preparations offered for a
like purpose, WILL NOT lioT THE CLOTHES, but will leave
them much worm tints ordinary methods, without the
_issued near and tear.
It removes grease snots as if by magic. and softens
the dirt by sosking, so that rinsing will in ordinary
cases entirely - remove it. , -•- •
Mhis powder I. prepared In accordance with chemical
and upon a process peculiar to Itself, which is
setored by Letters Patent. It has been in use for more
than a year, and has proved itself an universal favorite
Isherever it tine been used.
Among the ndvantages claimed are the following, viz:
'lt saves all the expense of soap ususlly used, on cdt,
ton rind Iluen .15411 ti !"... ' - 4 ^ , •
-• if - sails most of flan labor of rubbing, and wear and
' ;Also, fur cleaning a indows it is unsurpaseed. With
oue quarter the labor and expense usually required, it
lapses a beautiful gloss and linter, much superior to
wily other mode. No water reqmred except to moisten
Direction. trittteach mobs.; +.ll-
lind an be readily - appreataed bpi 'lngle trial. The
'Chet of wuhlog fore family of flee or six pervone will
hot exceed tweet come.
The manufacturer. of this powder are aware that
many useless compounds have been introduced to the
priblie which have rotted the cloth, or failed in rem...
lair the dirt • but hnowing..the intrinaitexcel}encp pf
this article; they confidently 'prudent lead beio adapt.
- ed to meet a demand which has lolut existed, and which
hes heretofore remained unerrpplied. Manufactured by
BOWE & STEVENS,
260 Broadway, Boston.
Also, manufacturers of family dye color. For male
bg grocer. and dealers everywhere. 0ct17,'66-9m
YOU CAN FIND A FIRST CLASS
TEAS OF ALL KINDS, COFFEE, SO
:GAR, MOLASSES, SYRUPS, SALT,
PORK, FLOUR, MACKEREL, WHITE
FISH, CORN MEAL, BUCK
NAILS, AXES, TABLE AND. POCKET
CUTLERY, SHOVELS SPADES,.
; • 4:0115;' , 40RK6."--) -•,-
Crockery, Jars, Jugs, Lamps and Chimneys,
,Lanterns. Wivden- Ware of all kinds,
Bedcords, Rope, Brooins, Brushes of all
Kinds ; Plug , & Fine Cut Tobacco,
Segars ; a/do a large vatiety of -
Fancy Smoking Tobacco. •
In regard to the sags of thee* goods I have a
word to say, in strict confidence, of course. These
goods were purchased for cash and will be sold
for cash at prices whieh will make it an object
Tor ilewasakespenr; to - puntime.;--- Latean to do a
sconitseaud,isir tsading btajimiu .P9tl _nu& talk
t - VAlLD'Nkit r . '
Wolleboro, Deo. 12,1886—tf -
_Claim -Agency. -
ONRY - - , BREftWOODR — HARRISON
Attl*.l.,polietet 13 auk ~,.1 1/ s%7 I TINII I OIII
and*.ll,~oWsitttitialzeit the went:
13nder the provision - 8
of late acts of Congress
b.stditipqevery tiusv prate IrcalcArbolleti
out his full time, or was wounded In service, or
was discharged by reason hf the termioutton oflbe
war, and to, the ssiddwa;,,rninnr children - pig
nuts ofibree years Curdy, •• •• -
$5O extra Bounty
will be paid to all two years' men and their hairs
tinder likocireptustsopw,and to thrwwleare men
who .erviiktwVynaissor-their enlistment.—'
In no case will any extra bounty be paid when
more than $lBO hen been preeioUsli
No claim 4111 he enierialbarvolearpreee" nted
under RULES AND ReouLarioNs issued by the
War Department Sept.,22, 1866.
The Department will - rebeiverelalma' from Oct.
1,1966, until April A. 164/.- Incaseof claims by
.parents under late lets of - 'Congress for bounty,
the FATIIED mad MOTUER mnet
.both join in the
$l5 per month to every Invalid Peneioner
ibieach year'ent .
age of widow Pensioners.
Pees fur procuring Bxtra 80unty,...,.. ...... $8
eitita — iif:Pektiou,:..:.--$.5: -
" Origioet :Ftension, $lO
" - collection tbieth'etiNpf. - and 4th of
March payments of Pensions . el
Farm for Sale
TE subscrihhiiitTerkhis foam for."salo, con—
taining 100 acre, 40 acres of which ere un
der gooddenrrtryeinent. Good tramelinue there
on, one and a half story high; also a new frame
barn 110 by s 4s,feet. A thritty.young orcbardocf
appre%spittrOinil cherry trees, mostly irAnad,4oo
In rat WeTI watered by noei- failing epringi..
Said farm is situated iu Delmar township, bnlbe
wad leadirigfrocaStony Fork., j.51-.Pine creek... For
tonna apply-fits nnheeriberjen thetiditilit.war. to
A. L. Bosworth, at the 11h:1161mi - office. •Walleboro.
11 VAN N. IY,EBSTETA.
BE largest arsortment of Watches, TJewelry and Plated Wars in Tioga oonnty
at [Odeon] ROMPS.
Thought tlxis Hogiaa.saiii.6 17171micicorazt."
Old Grimes is dead—that good old man,
e name that old Grimes bore.
Ho wears , a coat of latest cut,
i laillialis nail' imd gay; -
• Ho cannot bear to view distress,
Bo turns from it away.
c.i. .') ~-1 - ... -, .` .-- i a T T, :
I' His pante are gaiters—fittiag snag
O'er patent leather shoes;
His hair is by a barber curled—. _
i a'' l4. Hiquitlifi'4igaiuid - ateli. - -
A chain of massive gold is borne
b l " /111, vest i -, .. .. - ;
', 'lt°4l. tfee. I evri 'illY i 41 t ' 1
ban were Old Grimes's best.
In Fashion's court-laseawistant walks,
Where he delight cloth shed;
His hands are white and very soft,
hetuki ": •
He's slx feet toll—no pat most, straight,
Hie teeth are pearly white;
!.; Ana afiaetiines ivrYjight. .
R, - AtMER:
His manners are of sweetest grace,
His voice of softest tone;
His diamond pin's the very one
That 90 frylip:eoo34:toioypt
Hie dyed moustache adorns his face,
His neck a scarf of blue;
-Rd sotetottmesioeiPtOtheth for changes
And sleeps in Grimes's pew.
He sports the fastest eabin town,
Is always quick to bet;
He never knows who's President,
110 has drank Witlttl every kind,
And liqbors cold and hot;
Young Grimes, in short, is just that sort
Of mwtt.t.Oldlatimos was not..
I , lisrtillintfrUs.
' • SEARCH FOR JOHN SMITH.
Joh•l3'gm 3 ith' . ll2 - 'arri' y father's great
uncle's eldest daughter, Melindaßyrne.
Consequently I was a relative to John.
John's family had gaga visited us at
our Vitet countryll3We'; and at each
visit had most cordially pressed us to re
turn the compliment.
Last ,October, business called me
siidifenlY to the c ity where
our relatives resided,'ind without hav
ing time to write and apprise them of
My coming, I was intending a visit to
the family of Mr. John Smith.
With myiaccustemed carelessness, I
had left his precise address at home, in
my note book; but I thought little of
it: I could easily find him, I thought to
- ,myse/f, as.the cars set me down amid
the smoke and bustle of B-
I inquired f orm relativv_or are - ttrzi.
hackman I came across.
He looked at mewith an ill-suppresed
grin. What was the fellow-laughing
at? To be sure my clothes were not of
the very latest cut, and it was not just
the thing for any one out of the army
to wear blue with bright buttons ; but
my coat was whole, and my Aunt
Betsey had : scoured the buttons with
whitening and, soft ,soap until they
shone like gold. I -repeated my ques
tion_with dignity. ___
"Can you:direct me to - the residence
or mr.-smith ?" • - - - -
; "Mr. S-m-i-t-h 7" said he slowly.
"YAs L r:airc Mr.- Smith, Ti ge,married
niy father's Viatiincle's' daugh
dora think I know a John Smith
with.a ,w ife
John Sznith•seemed to be a common
nontrWith him, from the peculiar 'tone
hewed in speaking of that individual.
1"A.111" remarked I, "then there is
more than one of that name in this
city' ?" •
"Bather think there is."
."Tary welly then. Direct me to the
'!The nearest is in West street. Sec
ond: left band , corner—you'll see the
name on tha door) , . - -
:Irpassed on, congratulating myself on
„thelcordial welcome. I should , receive
frodaolitt and Melinda.
-soon reached 'the place—a hand
hOuse-with the name on a silver
doorplate—l rang the bell—a servant
Mr. Smith in ?"
"No, sir ; Mr. Smith is in thearniY."
'''Mrs. Smith—is she ?"
"l'n the army ?—no, no—she's at the
+"This is Mr. Johi Smith's house, is
' "It is."
• "Was his wife's name Melinda• and
ts'asSise a Byrne before. shO was mar
ried, from Squtshville?",
The .man reddened, " and responded
-• .I'_l3 not stand here to be insulted!
:?Aake.ofr with yourself, or I'll call the
"Hee. I thought from the first •that
yistrtotaw ars•entryi . thief, but you don't
play no game on me!" and he banged
:fa thief If.? - had not bean in such a
.iirry_to find the Smiths, I should hato
given that raseally.fellow a sound elois
fising on the spot. ,
Inquiry, elicited the fact that a John
Smith•residectin Arch street. Thither
I bent my steps. A. maid-servant an
swered my ring. •
"MrEmith in?" -
"Before the girl could reply, a big red
faced man jumped out of the shadows
behind the door, and laid his heavy
hand upon my shoulder.
"Yes, sir," he cried, in a voice of
thunder: '"Mr. Smith is in ! Yes, sir ;
for once he's in. He stayed at home
all day on purpose to catch you! and
now, byJu-piter ! I'llhavemy revenge!"
"Sir,' , said I, "there must be some
mistake. Allow me to inquire if you
arabir.. John Smith ?"
!DIU inform you about Mr. John
Birsith in a way you won't relish, if you
`don't ,settle the damages forthwith:
-Five thousand dollars is the - very low
est,' figures—and you must leave the
country - -
"Good gracious!" I cried, "what do
you-take me - for? You'd better be care
ful, or you'll get your head caved in !"
"I'll.cave your head in for you, you
me sg,,Villian, yCanou!" cried he, spinging
at 'will:this e.
"Oh John, dear John !" Exclaimed
a shrill female voice, and a tall figure in
- a sea of flounces bounced down the
stairway. "Don't ! don't! for the love
of heaven—don't murder him !"
"Who the deuce do youtake me for?"
cried T, my temper rising.
"It looks well for you to ask that
ancerea.the man, "you who
have won my wife's heart, and are -here
now - to plan to elope with her! I've
found it all out—you needn't blush
YOUNG - GRIMES
"I beg your pardon for interrupting
you," said I, - "but I have never seen
your wife before. I perceive she is not
Melinda,. the eldest daughter of my
father's great uncle—"
"Sir do you deny you are William
Jones? Do you deny that you are in
love with my wife?"
"I am not a Jones, I havenot the hon
or, sir. My name is Parkwell, Henry
Parkwell, Squashville !" and with a
bow I tabk myself off.
After that, I had called at the resi
dences Of three Smiths—and nothing
occurred worthy of note.
My neXt Mr. Smith resided in Port
land street. Thither I bent my steps.
It was a very small house-evidently
not the house of wealth and cleanliness.
I made my way up to the front door,
through a_ 'wilderness of old rags, broken
crockery-,old tinware, etc, scattering a
flock of hens, rousing a snappish little
terrier from his nap on the steps.
A red-faced woman answered my rap,
before I could make my customary In
quiry she opened upon me like a two
edged butcher knife. -
• "Well, of all the' impudent rascals
that ever I see, you beat the lot ! I want
to knoWlf you had the cheek to come
back here again? You'd like to sell me
another. German silver tea-pot, and
another brass bosonk pin, to dear Ar
minty—Wouldn't you ?"
"By no means," said I. "I beg to In
form you— ,
"Oh, you needn't beg! We don't be
lieve In beggars! I s'pose you tho't I
shouldn't know you—but I did ! I
should know that black bag of yours in
California? Clear out of my premises
or I'll lay my broom handle over you !
If there isanything I hate, it's a pedler
--especially a rascal like yon !"
"Allow me to inquire,"said I, "if
Mr. Smith's wife was Melinda Bryne,
the eldest' daughter of my father's—"
The broom stick was lifted ; I heard
it cut the air like a minie bullet, and
sprang down the steps into the street at
my best 'pace.
AU angry man I do not fear; butwho
Can stand. before an angry woman? I
had rather face a roaring lion.
realled.on two more Mr. Smiths—
still Unsuccessful in my search. It was
getting,near dark, and I was more than
anxious to reach my destination.
My next Mr. Smith was located in
Lenox street. It was twilight when I
rang the bell at his door.
A smiling fellow admitted me, fairly
forcing me into the hall, before I could
utter a word.
"Walk right in sir, they are expect
ing you! The ladies will be down in a
Moment. Miss Hattie is in the back
parlor. Walk right in sir."
I was gently pushed toward the door
of a shadowy apartment and at the en
trance I was announced :
"Mr: Henry !"
The gas was not lighted and • e ap
partment was in semi-darkn s. I
heard a soft, quick footfall on t e car
pet, and a pair of arms fell round my
neck, and a pair of the sweetest lips on
the footstool touched mine; and good
gracious—for a moment the world
swam ; and I felt as if I had been stewed
in honey, and distilled into Lubin's
best triple extract of roses!
" Oh, Henry—my dearest and best!
Why don't you kiss me, Henry ?"
cried a voice like music, " have you
ceased to care for me !" and again the
kiss was repeated.
Who could resist, the 'temptation 2 I
CvetVel l iTm a an d ga l t dent i.P.M*- 1 2
paid her principal and interest.
Oh, Henry, I feared that being in
the army had made you cold hearted
good heavens!" She tell back against a
chair pale as death. The, servant bad
lit the gas, and I stood revealed.. ,
" I beg your pardon marm " said I,
" there isevidently some znisake. - May
I inquire if Mr. Smith's wife was Me
linda flryne, the eldest daughter of my
father 4 s great uncle?"
The red flush came to the young la
dy's cheek—was as handsome as a pic
ture—and she replied with courtesy.
" She was not. You will, I hope ex
cuse me for the blunder I have com
mitted? We are expecting my brother
Henry, from the army, and your blue
clothes deceived me."
For which I shall always wear blue,'
I replied gallantly. " Allow me to in
troduce myself—l am Henry Parkwell
of Squaslaville!" and in making my
best bow, I stumbled backwards over
an ottoman, and fell smash into a china
closet, demollahing at least a dozen
plates and as many glass tumblers.
I sprang to my feet—seized my bag,
and without'a word dashed out of the
I knocked over a man, who was pass
ing-at the moment, and landed myself
on my head in the gutter. The man
picked himself up, and was about to
go in on his muscle, when the glare of
the street lamp revealed to me the well
known face of my John Smith.
"Eureka!" cried I, " Allow meto in
quire if your wife was Melinda the eld
est daughter of my father's great uncle
Br , yne?"
She was ?" said he grasping my
band, " and I am delighted to see you!
But confdund it—you needn't have
come at a fellow so !"
Hut I must cut my story short.
He took me home with him ; and I
had a goed visit; I saw Melinda to ray
hear;t's content. Nay more—l met and
was properly introduced to Hattie
Smith, and—well I am having a new
suit of clothes made—and in due time
they will be married—myself in them,
and the young lady just alluded to.
' Little Sallie was teaching her young
er brother the Lord's Prayer. They
went on smoothly till they arrived at
"give us our daily bread."
`No, no, Sissy—we want cake ?" and
he refused to proceed until the desired
amendment was made.
I pressed her gentle form to me, and
whispered in her ear; if, when I was
far, far away, she'd drop for me a tear?
I paused for some cheering words, my
throbbing heart to cool, and with her
osich a fool."-
"My Good Fellow," said one man to
another, clapping him on the shoulder,
"ynn are one of the men we read of!"
"How so ?!P inquired ttie other, "where
did you read of me?" . .
"In theyolice report."
A teacher of vocal music asked an old
lady if her grandson bad any ear for
"Wa'al," said the old woman, "I
rahly don't no : won't you just take the
candle and see?"
A young lady writing in defence of
titters, says :
As .-to the present ridiculous short
coats, I can only say that they present
to a person at all belligerent a tempta
tion scarcely to be overlooked.
We often run upon receipts for
making various articles which possess
real merit, but seldom one better than
the following for making ice cream :
"Pick out the prettiest girls you can
see, stir her gently into the corner, and
ask her to give you a kiss ; you soon
have a nice cream.
A *romantic young man .says that a
young woman's heart is like the moon ;
it changes continnually, but it always
has a man in it.
[For the Agitator.) '
A SHORT STORY, WHICH IS NO
_Few persons in the older States will
ever understand the restless, uneasy
feeling of nervous misapprehension ex
isting on the Minnesota frontier during
the spring and summer of 1882. We are
in the habit of viewing the outbreak as
a sudden, and altogether unexpected
event. We say that the settlers had no
warning ; that it was impossible for
them to have escaped the fearful calam
ity which swept them to the laud of
shadows with nameless tortures and
blood-curdling horrors : we are wrong.
The settlers had many warnings, and
towards the close of summer the warn
ings had assumed a distinctness that in
duced a few to flee for safety ; they were
laughed at and denounced as cowardly
by those who remained. The majority
stood by their homes; refusing to stir
unless actually driven off; they were
right. If a settler who has exhausted
his - means in emigrating to a new home
were to run away at every threatening
intimation of danger from Indians, he
had best remain in the older States.
Wherever there are large bodies of In
dians hanging about sparse settlements
there is danger; no man at present
thinks of running away from Nebraska
on account of the _lndians, and yet, Ne
braska in 1867 is situated something as
Minnesota was in '62.
Jaco a b Kohler had found the Sibux un
pleasant, not to say expensive neigh
bors. The country from New 17/m to
the Yellow Medicine literally swarmed
with them, and the settlers throughout
that region were sick of feeding the la
zy, vermin infested rascals, while at the
same time they stood In fear of them.—
The copper-colored rogues knew right
well who, of all the settlers had the
best stock of provisions laid up for win
ter use, and at just what points to stop
for the chances of a plentiful meal. As
Jacob was what is usually called a good
liver among farmers they patronized
his house to a fearful extent, as they
never entertained the idea of payment
in any shape, it came to be an intolera
An Indian will resent the putting a
price on bread or meat ; but coffee, ta,
tobacco and sugars are trading articles,
for which he expects to pay, as also are
poweer, lead, and percussion caps : ta
king a hint from these facts, Jacob had
turned trader in a small way, and, as he
was what th e Indians call a fair trade r,he
had come to be rather popularin that line
with the Sioux, also to make a profita
ble offset to their eternal- begging and
sponging. The usual mode of dealing
with the Indians for their furs is .to
measure the above named articles in a
'common tea cup, with the exception of
the Caps and tobacco—and the prices'
paid leave a pretty handsome profit to
the trader ; for instance : A cup of
white sugar for a prime muskrat skin,
or of tea, for four skins. A cup of tea
or powder for a mink skin, or two for
an otter. A box of water proof caps
will usually trade for a prime mink, and
a pound of good tobacco for an otter.—
Now, if the cup be of good size and all
thatillicles of good quality, this is fair
trading, and the Indians will commonly
deal at prices approximating to the
trodoz- -t.4919 on
measuring with a small cup, who mixes
white sand with his sugar and sells poor
tea and tobacco is known as a cheat, and
is pretty sure of a visitation in case of
" Indian trouble." He may save his
scalp, but will be quite likely to lose his
Jacob was not only popular with the
Indians as a trader, but he was a capital
performer on the flute, and all Indians
are passionately fond of music ; they
are capital timers also, and one may be
occasionally found who plays the flute
very creditably. So it happened that
often of an evening the largest roometif
Jacob's rustic home contained a circle
of squatting savages, gravely beating
time as the qu a u dom schoolmaster
played tune after tune until, his stock
of patience and music exhausted togeth
er,—to say nothing of his wind—the
flute was unscrewed, put away in its
case, and the music-loving. redskins
'would rise and stalk away into the night
to their far off camps over the prairie.
In fact, the Kohlers were on capital
terms, not only with the Indians, but
with all their neighbors, and, with
themselves. For four years the world
had prospered with them in every es
sential point; not a day's sickness or a
doctor's bill had come between them
and their happiness ; not an enemy had
they ever made in their-new home,
white or red, and withal, they were get
ting " forehanded." Latterly, however,
a restless, uneasy feeling had crept into
the bosom of Jabob which he tried in
vain to banish. No man in that region
could help seeing that tho attitude and
bearing of the Dacotabs during the
spring and summer of '62 was different
from what it had ever been before. As
the settlers expressed it, they were dis
posed to be ugly." Early in the sum
mer a Sioux hunter called " Big Acorn"
had met Jacob on the prairie, and in
stead of a friendly greeting had enter
tained him with a pantomime express
ive of tomahawking and scalping, end
ing with expressive gestures of warning,
and a hint of danger to the scalp of his
(Jacob's) squaw. Less than a mouth
before the outbreak, "Waut-na-chasc a"
(the man in the cloud) had come to Ja
cob's house late at night, and, after an
evident struggle between his duty to his
tribe and his friendship for the white
man, had given fair warning of coming
trouble and advised him with great
earnestness to leave the 'country, at
least until another season. Chases was
a chief, had always been friendly to the
whites, and, though he took part in the
raid, showed much favor to the prison
ers, and was altogether " the best o' the
cut throats." His warning was worth
something but the only effect of it waa,
an increased feeling of uneasiness and I
danger. Indeed, how could the settlers
leave their homes unless actually driven
to it by tangible hostilities: they had
cattle, corn, and growing crops to their
hands where they' were—to leave all
and run sway from an unknown dan
ger was little less thah ruin ; so they
stayed. Then came the trouble at the
'Yellow Medicine, on the non payment
of the annuity, and report said that
troops had gone up from Fort Ridgley
with artillery ; this was true: but the
troops—only one company and that not
a full one—were immediately surround
by a thousand mounted warriors, and
twice that number on foot, who declared
that if a gun was tired they would scalp
every white man about the Agency.—
Major Dalbraith was for giving them a
round of grape and shell, but the (di
cers, seeing they were outnumbered
twenty-five to one, were opposed to it,
and a compromise was finally effected
by the Agent, on which the Indians
sullenly retired to their camps to wait
for the annuity motley. Then came a
lull ; the calm which precedes the cy
clone : And just when the settlers were
least apprehensive, the fierce tornado of
butchery, outrage and- torture -burst
The hellish work commenced at the
Lower Agency, and one who has writ
ten on the subject says "If massacre
alone had been their object, hardly one
would have escaped; but the hors:, the
plunder in the stores, and the hope of
linding whiskey diverted them from
their murderous work." As it was, the
fearful atrocities committed inless than
an hour, would fill a volume in detail;
a few instances will serve as a type of
the whole. They shut a mother up
with her five children, fired the house
and burned them all alive. They toma
hawked the ferryman at the Agency,
tore out his bovrels, cut off his feet, head,
and hands, and thrust them into the
cavity. They chased and caught a
bright lad of six t y ears, stripped him of
all his clothing, pierced and pricked
him with their clumsy spears till death
I came to his relief, all the while mocking
and laughing at his agonizing cries.—
Another little fellow they drove before
them until he became too exhausted to
run, when they hacked both his feet off
at the ankle joints, and then flogged
him with rods until, in his agony, he
succeeded in raising on the stumps and
staggering a few paces, begging pite
ously the while ; this was rare sport for
Dacotah "braves," so they flogged him
until he died. The outrages committed
on young women and girls, some of the
latter not yet in - their 'teens—were too
horrible for repetition. The writer above
quoted says, "Only those that might '
serve their base passions were saved;
the rest were shot down and butchered,
or tortured to death by inches." While
all this was going on at the Lower Agen
cy, the settlers about Fort Ridgley and
below were pursuing their avocations
in fancied security. Even when the
fugitives began to arrive at the fort the
extent of the outbreak was not under
stood, or credited, and Captain Marsh
with sixty men was sent up to the
Agency to quell the disturbance. They
were ambushed at theferry by ten times
their number, and only ten ever got I
back to the fort alive; over forty, inclu
ding Captain Marsh, being killed,
stripped and hacked to pieces. Five
hundred non-combatants in the fort,
mostly women and children, with less
than forty armed men and two howit
zers between them and death by name
less tortures ; a fort over and into which
a well-drilled regiment would charge as
though it were a cob house, and short of
provisions too ' • it was but a ghastly
chance against fifteen hundred yelling,
whooping fiends, already drunken with
blood and plunder. Below, on'the river
bottom and out on the prairie to the
south of it, the settlers going quietly
about their work, unconcious of danger.
Tp.the north, on the main route from
the Birch Cooley to Henderson, fugi
tives already fleeing for their lives,
„spreading the alarm, and constantly W
ing joined by others as they fled.
The German Settlement, the Norwe
gian Grove 4 and other neighborhoods
off the main route, not being yet warn
ed. The fearful struggle at the fort just
commencing; and Jacob Kohler? Off
on the prairie hunting for cattle, which
will stray where fences are not in fash
ion. He had !odd out early in the
morning, had hunted about the lake,
had ridden'through grove after grove,
had brought a little telescope to hear on
every yard of prairie in sight from time
to time, But no sign of cattle repaid the
search; they must have gone to the
river, and so, although it was long past
the dinner hour, he rode leisurely in
that direction. On coming to the tont
he found tracks in the soft mud, fresh
and plenty; evidently he had but little
farther to ride, and he headed the tired
.ore for the, =Sm._ of the stream, al
lowing him to drink long anci-deep fast
where the water ran swiftest and cl,:ar
It was a hot day—that fearful 19th of
August—and as Jacob sate, listless and
sweltering on the heated saddle, he was
more than half inclined to throw the
bridle over a limb and indulge in a cool
bath himself; even as the thought
crossed his mind he started erect in the
saddle at a sound that sent the blood to
his heartwith a thrill, the heavy, sul
len' roar of artillery—the two first slim.,
from the howitzers at Fort Ridg,ley :
And Jacob knew the long talked of
" trouble" had come. Again and again
the heavy boom of the guns came on
the west wind, distinct and clear, mixed
with the faint breezy roar of musketry,
rising and falling with the wind : that
there was a life and death struggle go
ing on at the fort above was past a doubt.
Then came the rapid clatter of hoofs,
and a single rider dashed down to the
ford from the north, side, whom Jacob
recognized as Dan R uyter —" tld
Dan," the hunter, trapper, mule driver
and scout: a man who had two Iddian
wives, had lived among the Dacotahs
for years, and spoke the tongue like a
nati"e: When he found it necessary to
ride for his life there must be danger,
and Jacob paled as he thought of a bright
eyed golden haired young matron and
her two rosy little Saxons, waiting, miles
away on the prairie, for his return.
Wild Dan was riding a to❑g legged
government mule without a saddle, and
he dashed into the river with the evi
dent intention of taking the mule across
by force of• whip and spur, without a
halt; but he reckoned without his host:
the brute had galloped from the Lower
Agency without food of drink, and uo
sooner did he get fairly in the water
than he planted his fore feet firmly in
the mud, buried his nose in the river
and commenced practicing hydraulics
on his own account in spite of the furi
ous kicks, thumps, and objuagations be
stowed on him by his rider. Dan Riad
recognized Jacob Kohler at a glance.
and the way in which he mingled warn
ings to the latter with imprecationt on
the mule might have provoked laughter
at a less serious time.
"You Jake Kohler! where's your
folks? to home? well then, it's time
they was somewhat else—(drink then
you long-eared cuss)—why man ! don't
you know the devil's to pay at the Agen
cy ? (Dog on ye, you lazy jackaasi—
they'Ve scalped and cleaned out
every thing around thar—l've seen
mor'n fifty dead 'uns to-day—wimmen
with thar' breasts cut off an' beads
skinned, little children baked in stove
'ovens, and—(damn this mule, he's hol
ler down to hishoofs)—And every thing
stole up or burnt up clean: been chased
twice myself—they ain't a mile off now ;
'bout half on 'em fightin' up at the fort
—the rest slashin' about loose—(blast
yer balky picture, I shall lose my hart—
If you kin get yer folks away alive
you'd better be about it—l'll try an' help
ye if this gander-gutted krang ever
stops takin' in supplies—(now, dod burn
yer slabsided carcase,) git!" And the
mule, having drunk to his content, did
get. Up the bank and out on the prai
rie they rode side by side, Jacob with
white lips and straining eyes looking
only ahead ; the trapper, with lips com
pressed and eyes alert keeping a wary
.cither dank and often turning
to look back. "If we kin get out of
sight of the banks afore any of 'eln come
to the river it'll be just as well,' he
i said, as they rode rapidly lip a slight
1 " rise" in the prairie, and as they
dashed down the opposite slope he kept
his eyes on the distant riverbanks until
they sunk from sight ,• not an Indian to
be seen and they both breathed more
freely. On they rode, in front of them
the open undulating prairie ; to the
right, at the distance of a hundred rods,
I scattering grov of .small poplars and
hazel; at, the big woods, bor
dered with brushy thickets interspersed
with sloughs and marshes, the woods
receding to the south-east as they rode
south. And as they galloped, the quick
64e gingi eon* AOtatar
Ts Pnbl!shed:every Wednesday ilornlng, at $2.00 •
Year, Invariably In advance, by
COBB & VAN GELDER.
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ajdne 1.14‘r ye is; neon for less .m dun slioo.
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Loa Notle.s, Twenty - Cents pes Ilue
eye of the trapper caught a glimpse of
something that quite absorbed his a
-1 tention for a few moments; then he
turned to Jacob saying, •' you see that
clump of willows about fifty rods ahead?
well, if the Indians should make a dash
on us, say, from them Poplar thickets
ou the right, we should have to round
that clump afore it would do to turn off
to the lett, otherwise we should rush
into marshes an' slues where they'd
catch us like wet sheep. Then, if we
was runnin' for life, we want to keep
straight off to the south-east till we
,strike the T:lm road—you understand?''
Aud Jacob, who understood English
better than he spoke it, said, "Yeas, I
dinks To too. ' Well," continued the
trapper, •• you see that knoll, 'bout a
mild off? That's the lust pint you'd
nat'rally want to make, and the Ulm
road's a mild 'n' half further on; and
now, if thar's anything hilthat old plow.
hoss of yourn you wa - ncto take 'tout on
him ; 'cause thar's eight red devils on
the fur side of that poplar thicket, and
they e jest waltin' for us to conic- In---
eh con n ' distance—keep cool man, they
won't charsre on us 'til we make the
nearest pint to 'em, unless they see
we've got the hint, and if I get stopped,
don't you mind ifie - r- - -you=rt't help me
anyhow nor don't ride to'ards your
own house to bring that gang of yellln'
devils down on your wife an' children—
And now ride for yer life, for here they
come t eight on 'em—and all on ponies.
And away. over the prairie, straight for
the knoll went the two whites, and af
ter them with whoop and yell rode eight
armed savages, rabid with rage at seeing
their prey slipping through their fingers
just v. hen it seemed a sure thing. The
race was fearfully exciting as the white
men kept to the south-east and the In
dians rode due east, the line of converg
ence allowing the latter to gain steadily'
on the fugitives; but the line was passed
in safety, and when the race became a
straight one it was soon evident that
even a fagged government mule and
a clumsy farm horse could outfoot the
diminutive long haired ponies which
the Indians rode.
k To be Continued.)
(For the Agitator.)
Of JOHN L. POND, Co. A, 149th
Reg't P. V., while a prisoner in the
hands of the Rebels.
Our. 19th, 1804. Drew very good ra
tions but no meat. The rebel officers
are Hying out blankets, which were
sent by the Sanitary Commission to the
prisoners ; they only give live to 100
men ; they go to the most needy.
:2titti. Have been at work at the tent
again Lo-day; drew a pint of dour, same
of meal, and also of beans, salt, and
molasses ; rations are much better than
a test' days ago.
21st. :,11i,rt, rations and no salt to-day,
no news of exchange, many think we
al•e h. stay here all winter. Report says
clothing will be elven out tO-1110170w.
Etehel officers hare been giving
out clothing to-day, but only to the
most destitute and only one or two ar
ticle, to a man ; the supply is so small,
or else they intend to steal the most of
it; day tin , been cool r wind in the North
23d. .1.1,..t night was cold and thesul
fering gieat 4uite am - umber died ;it is
awful to think of the privations men
Aare .aduring in this place if we do not
get out halt' trill perish before Spring.
L'ith. Weather more mild; the giv
ing out of clothes has been going on all
day, but does not amount to much after
all—drew meal, bean. rice and molas
25th. Exchange reports are plenty
in camp to-day no change in our situa
tion—weather cold, nights very cold.
- 2.Cth. Has passed as_usual, dull, drea
ry prkon life is ours; if it was not for
the hope of getting out soon death
would be a blessing.
27th. Rained to-day—wood is becom
ing very scarce in camp, we are suffer
an t want of it to cook with.
2.Stli. Storm has cleared up and the
days are pleasant but the nights arecold
and long to shiver through.
I.Ve drew meat to-day, which
makes three times this month and very
small rations at that.
suth. Helped Henry Wheeler to the
hospital, he is very siolt; Oliver Phil
lips went to hospital with him.- The
weather more pleasant than in the first
part of the month.
31st: Did some patching to-day, we
drew.a quart of meal and about a third
of a pint of molasses for rations.
Nov. Ist. Weather cold and disa
greeable; drew about a quarter of a
pound of beef and a quart of meal.
2d. Rained most of the day with
wind from north east, storm very cold,
and the suffering here awful.
3d. Storm still continues, have laid
in the tent most of the day, we do not
get wood enough to cook our scanty ra
tions let alone keeping warm. God
only knows what we will do when win
ter comes on.
4th. Cold and chilly and still grow
ing cold to-night.
sth. The rebel officers arb recruitidg
among the prisoners again to-day ; thi
suffering is so great that a great many
are taking the oath.
Oth. Last night was I think the cold
est of the season, it is so tedious lying
here these long cold nights without
blankets to cover us, or wood to make a
fire, the nights are very long.
7th. The weather is warmer than for
some time. The rebels give us plenty
of molasses if nothing else ; we get 40 or
50 gallons per day for every 1000 men.
Sth. The camp is In quite a state of
excitement to-day, on account of Its
being, election day for President, the
prisoners areholding an election of their
own ; Old Abe came oat some 2000 ahead
in this prison.
9th. Warm and pleasant ; all sorts
of rumors are circulating in camp of an
10th. Everything quiet ;we are out
of the world so far as knowing anything
is concerned, a dreary and miserable
life with but little hope of its being bet=
ter very soon.
11th. Weather cold and chilly again,
the raw wind pierces our Illy clad bod
ies worse than ever did Northern blasts
12th. The rebels have had one of our
men hung up by the thumbs for trying
to get away; his moans were awful. to
hear, he was stretched so much that
the wind swung Trim around.
13th. Weather cold again, and we
suffer severely at night; report says
that more clothing has arrived for the
prisoners; drew bred to-day, about two
01.1M . 124 to the man.
14th. La9t night :rid to-day raw and
cold, some prisoner- arrived from CO
rah. Nothintr to -.vrite. same oldpris
on life ; nothing lu change its dull mo
ICth. To Jas. 1;a....,:ed the 'moo as yes
terday except that 1 moved my quar
ters and am puttimr up a tent with Cal-
Town9end of the Ist. Wis. Car.
17th 'Have heee at wort: on the tent
to -day ; drew tees again. 300 of those
who took the; cuth to the rebel Govern
ment were sent back into prison to-day.
19t.h. More of the oath of allegiance
men came back to-day. Weather raw
18th. We suffered dreadfully with
the cold last night. Cloudy and looks