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HARVEY SICKL.EK, Editor.
Wednesday, Dee. 21, 1864
No PAPER will be issued from t II office,
next week ; our devil having concluded to
run around loose, during the hollidays. The
preachers and spooks permitting, the machine
will be stal led again, after his return.*
We hope none of our readers will
fail to read careful! v, the address of 0. L.
Ward, Chairman of tlie State Central
Committee- It contains some suggestions,
which ar> of the greatest importance to ail
£2ST Every christian mm and woman
should bear in mind that the suffering wid
owß and uneducated orphan®, with which the
land is_filled, are far more deserving of their
charity, than the (at. lazy, political preachers
who drive fat horses, and send their s .us
the fast yourg men of the country —to
expensive schools and colleges.
£2T We understand, that the abolition
war preachers, supported by several old wo
men, whose hearts yearn for the; nigger, are
now canvassing the question of "squelching"
the North Branch Democrat, and punishing
its editor for his disbelief <n Hist ptttclus
and—witche®. "Now dew tell !"
"Three Hundred Thousand More,"
The foil t wing official dispatch from Secre
tary Stanton, published iu the papers of yes
terday, explains itself.
WAR DEPARTMENT, )
WASMINUTON, DEC. 19—9 p. M, S I
Maj or General fJiw, Yoik:
A call and draft for three hundred thou
sand troops to make the deficiency occasioned j
by credits on the last call, has been ordered
by the President.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, j
At this time we wish to recall to the
minds of the people some of the declarations i
of the Lincoln organs and speakers on the
subject of these drafts. Toe following is
from the Miners Journal of Pottsville—a ,
leading abolition paper—of November s:h, !
1804, three days before the election .
"If Lincoln should he reelected, there will
be no more draltsjur the rebellion will last
but a few months longer; but if MeClellan
should be elected Mr. Lincoln'may be com.
pelled to make one or two before March next
for the rebels will be re inspired to renewed
exertions, and fresh efforts will have to be
inade to keep them Iroiu invading the North
If you want to vole against more drafts, vote
for Lincoln and a speedy ending of the war."
This, or its substauce was the language of
every abolition newspaper, slump orator and
political parson in the land, Thousands of
white freemen have been taken since that
date to fight in this war fur negro freedom
and negro equality, anl th msanls mo.e are
yet required to fill the thinned ranks ot
Lincoln's host. The flat has gone forth !
Three hundred thousands more, victims, fur
the sact ifice are thnianded ! sum, aye, too
■oon ! the homes of thousands of now peace
ful ar.d happy families will be invaded, by the
minions of Power; and fathers, husbands,
brothers and sons, dragged thence to the
carnival of blood !
In vain, Democratic speakers and writers
warned ihe people of the impending ruin.—
Jn vain they predicted the evils that would
fellow the re e let ion of Lincoln and aeon
tinuation < I his policy. In vain they plead
and reasoned with them, But the false and
lying papers, demagogue orators and preach
ers had infused their prisonous an 1 hellish
doctrines into the minds of the people.—
Nothing but the sharp, trying- and bloody
lessons o! experience will restore them to
SSDtity. We now, have lesson X>. one !
GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA A sta
ted quarterly communication of the Grand
Lodge of Free and accepted Masons of the
State of Pennsylvania was hekl at the II;dl,
on Chestnut street, when the following nam
ed officers were elected ; Brother Litems IJ.
Scott, Bight Worshipful Grand Master, Dr.
D. O. Skerett hiving declined a re election; —
Brother John L. Goddard, 11. W. D. G. M ;
Brother Richard Vaux, R. W. S. G. W. ;
Brolhtr Robert A. Larnberton, 11. W. J. (j.
W. ; Brother Pe'er Williamson, R. W. G. T.
Brother W. 11. Adam®, R. W. G. S. Trustees
of the Grand Lodge Char ity Fund—Brothers
wos. J. Riley, W m.'F. Black, A. N. Macphcr
son, Jacob Loudenshger, Goorgo Griscom.—
Trustees of Ihe G.rard Bequest—Brothers
Samuel 11. Perkins, James Hutchinson.
David Boyd, David Jay tie, M. J>., Geo.
Thumps >n. Trustees o! Masonic L 'an—
Brothers Win. Badger, Jus. Shields, Wm.
Barger, Alexander Kirkpatrick. John U. Gil
•'llcasts do not got Drunk."
General Butler, in an order dismissing
Lieutenant John Clancy, of the Colored
Light Artillery, from the set vie -, says :
lia was in a state of intoxication which is report
ed a Ltatlly. but that is evidently a mistake, as
brait* do not get drunk.
General Butler ought to know.
All the negro troops in the two ar
mies of the James and the Potomac are to be
nußed intone corps, to be commanded by
From the various official despatches sent
i us by Secretary Stanton, and from other in
i formation, a correct acconnt of the battle of
Nashville can be written. As soon as Hood
clearly invested the city, orders were at
once sent to General Thomas by General
Grant, and also by Secretary Stanton to at
| tuck the Confederate*. Thomas replied that
his army was not strong enough. At nee
permission was given to draw every available
I man from the entire West. Kentucky, In
diana, Ohio and Illinois furnished many regi
ments which had previously been oil home
duty. From the Mississippi river, the garri
son at Memphis and Yicksbuig sent troops.
Because Rosencrans did not forward men
from Missouri as fast as he thought he
| might have done, he was removed from com
mand. Steele, in Arkansas, was deposed for
a similar reason. By all these means Thom
as gathered at Nashville a very large army.
On Thursday morning he began his attack.
! The gunboats on the river drove the Con
federate western flank buck from the bank,
thus allowing the land forces to get between
the river and the enemy. Tee flank was
, turned, and, after stubborn lighting, borne
back about five miles. The Confederate
• centre was then attacked, and the defeat of
• the flank having exposed it, tl;o attack \va
but feebly resisted, and the Confederates re
j treated to a new position two miles in the
rear, where they rested for the night. Dur*
ing the night they withdrew their eastern
flank from the Cumberland river, above
i Nashville, to a position on a line with their
i On Friday morning the attack was renew
ed by Thomas. Afiet three unsuccessful as
saults he succeeded in driving the Confeder
ates from the new position they had taken
on Tuesday night, They retreated to a
range of hills one of which, on the Franklin
turnpike, is called the Brentwood llill.
Various attempts were made to drive them
from this position, but all were unsuecessiul,
and on Friday night the Confederates still
held Brentwood 11:11. Brentwood Bill is
six mdes sonth of Nashville. General Thom
as reports having lost three thousond men
in the battle. The number of guns captured
from the Confederates is state 1 at. f-rty-nine,
and the number oi prisoners, forty-six hun
dred. Three Confederate generals ivere cap
tured. 'J bom as' center was five miles south
of Nashville, and as the lines of the opposing
f wees ran diagonally from northeast to south
west, Thomas' eastern Hank was thiee
miles southeast of Nashville, ar.d his western
flank eight miles southwest,
n :i Saturday morning General Thomas
had everything prepared to attack the Con
federate position on Brentwood 11:11. Dar
ing the mght, however, the enemy had re
treated, and the Federal assault In the morn
ing found only a picket guard, which
easily gave way before it. The Federal
troops at once took up the line of march in
pursuit of the Confederates, an 1 toe cav
alry were sent ahead. Numerous 9-k : rmi>hes
were had with their r. ar guard, and in the
afternoon they passed through Franklin and
made the Il irpeth river their line of defense.
1 hey held this but a short time and again
retreated. Just before dark a seven; skir
mish was toughl six miles (1011111 ot Franklin,
and the armies rested there f-r the mght.
1 nomas spent the time in hurrying his troops
forward. We have no reports of what hap
pened yesterday, but presume that. Hood
continued his retreat southward. Th.ue has
been no severe fighting and Dure are no cer
tain reports of the losses of the Confederates
on the retreat.
Below the south of the Savannah river, 011
the Georgia coast, there are two sounds.—
W atvaw sound is about fifteen iniies
below the river, and Osabaw sound about
thirty miles distant. The Ogeechee river
falls into Orsabaw sound and F >rt McAllis
ter, the capture of which, by Genera! Sher
man, was announced on Saturday morning,
: is on the Ogeechee, fifteen miles southwest
of Savannah- Sherman b>' this capture has
opened the sound, and is now able tu make
communication with the fleet, and can draw
supplies. Sherman ha- established his head
quarters at Fort McAllister, and on NVdnes
day last had an intervi >w t'o r- with General
Foster, who came ashore from the fleet.—
Ffin the southwest Sherman's army ap
proaches Savannah, and General Foster an
nounces that Savannah was to be summoned
to surrender on Friday last, and if it did
u>t yield the Federal bombardment was to
begin. The railroad between Charleston and
i Savannah, though not cut, is a* length con
trolled by the Federal troops. No mails
have been received n Charleston or Rich-*
rnond from Savannah for some days, and the
reason is row explained. Near Coocawatchie
the Federal troops, th ugh unable to cut the
railroad, or reach it, have planted batteries,
! which prevent trains (mm running.
An official despatch has at length been re
ceived from Genera! Sherman. It reports his
march across Georgia, froin Atlanta, and
states that a largo amount of commissary
stores, and many mulos, horses anil negroes
were secured. Sherman's army, on Tucs lay
last, extended across the peninsula between
the Savannah and tho Ogeechee river ; t e
northern flunk being on the Savannah river,
three miles above the city, and the southern
flank near Fort McAllister, on the Ogeechee.
Savannah was in process of investment on
the southern side, but all the country nortn
of the Savannah rive" was still open. There
was no evidence that Sherman had been able
to crosa any troops over the river or make a
land junction with Foster. Sherman estima
ated the garrison of Savannah at fifteeu
thousand, commanded by Hardee. No fight
ing near the city is reported, nor does it ap
pear that the operations of the siege had at
that time begun.
Of the battle fought between General
Thomas and Ilood at Faanklin, on November
30th, Hood has made his official roport
He states that he has captured one thousand
Federal prisoners. Six Confederate generals
were killed, six Wounded, and one ciplured.
•Since crossing the Tennessee river, Hood, ac
cording to various statements, captured five
thousand Federal pi is iters.
Secretary Stanton reports a c mtest at
Kingqnrt in li-t Tennessee, between Bur
bridge ami a detachment of Breckinridge's
command, under General Basil I)u*e, in
which the Confederates were defeated, with
a loss of one hundred and flit}' men. S tne
of their wagons were capture"],
j The expedition which sathd from Fortress
Monroe some days since, carried with it Gen
eral Butler, The destination is thought to
beOssab iu sound, to join Sherman and aid
in attacking Savannah. There are reports
however, that an attack on Wilmington U
General L o reports that Warren's recent
expedni n destroyed ab .ut six miles of the
Petersburg and Weld on railroad. The Con
fed" rate .loss was slight and hut few Federal
prisoners were captured.
It lias already been reported (bet the Fed
eral gunboat Oswego was destroyed by a
torpedo, on the Roanoke river, North Caroli
na. Thefgnnboat B.tghy and a steam launch
were also destroyed. Three federal vessels
! were thus blown up by torpedoes.
Hereafter Genera! Dana will command at
Memphis, ann General Washburn at Vicks
j burg. Both are under the control of Gener
i al Canby.
! There is a report r!u* Cap'ain Scintnes en
tered the Southern Confederacy byway of
i Matamoras, about a m nth ago. It is unre
liable, however Age
A Romance in Real Idle--in Adduetcd
Daughter Discovered alter an Interval of
The Taunton (Mass.) ll'publican, is re
! sponsible for the following story :
romance in real life, lias just come to
• light, and is at present the chief gossip of
thiscitj r . The facie as related by an inti
mate acquaintance of '■ he fortunate family,
: are as follow* :
"It appears that ab <ut twenty-seven years
ago, a Captain Brown, whose family resided
• iri Mattapoisett, was the overseer of the es
tate of Mr. Henry E. Clifton, a wealthy gen
. tleman of Richm >nd, \~a. From some cause,
j which still remains a secret, a difficulty
! arose between Captain Brown and Mr, C'if
; ton. wherein the former considered himself
the aggrieved party. To revenge himself fir
the supposed wrung, he stole Mr. Clifton's
j infant daughter (then but six weeks old,)
j Ihe child Was brought to Mattapoisett, and
j secretly adopted by Br; wn and his wife as
their own. Site was named Julia, and grew
jtobe a wotni n. When only sixteen years
; old she married Mr. Isaac O. Pierce, a print
j cr, wiio learned his trade in Fall River. Sev
' eral teats ago they moved ,o Taunton, living
, lor aw bile at East Taunton, but more recent
ly at toe Green. Two children have been
I born to them, ore of whom is now living.
I "Dat :ng this long period Mrs Pierce has
; lived in bl'-.-fii! i norance <J her high parent
age, and Mr. Puree, who took her for better
j or worse, had nevei imagined himself the
husband of ail heiress. He abandoned the
printer s trade, shortly after learning it, and
■ for stve r a! years has earned his daily bread
iby the sweat of his brow at Mr. Mason's
works in this eiiy. This is their history un
, til within a very short time. Now comes
j the denouement.
i "Last summer while Rev. Mr. Talbot, of
this city, was at Saratoga, he became ac
quainted with Mr. Clifton and wife, who it
appears, at the breaking out of the rebellion,
i converted their Richmond property into
i cash and moved to Baltimore. In the course
'of conversation with t'- ern Mr. Talbot re
' marked upon the striking rest mblance of Mr.
( Clifton to a lady i arislu ner of his in Taun
j ten. Nothing particular was thought of it at
fir-t ; but • n hi" repeating the remark, Mrs.
Chiton u quire 1 the age of the lady. On
being iuf<rmed that she was about twenty
| seven, Mrs. Clifton, immediately said to he
husband, "why, that would he just the age
of our daughter that was stolen."
"The mat ter then received their serious
attention. Mr. Talbot was taken into their
confidence, and inquiry instituted as to the
i reputed parents of the young lady. Ue re
> turned to Taunton; had a conversation with
Mrs. Pierce in regard to her , arontage; in
formed her < f ttic Saratoga conversation,
j which led her to ask Mrs. Brown, who, she
j had never doubted was her own mother, if
she really were such, at the same time telling
her the reasons of the it quiry. Mrs. Brown,
vth i had kept the secret of the child's pa
rentage f r twenty-seven years, was so over
come by the question and the developement
of facts, that she immediately became ill and
died of the heart disease. Before her death
however, she acknowledged that Mrs. Pierce
was not ln r own daughter. Captain Brown
died a number of years ago. Within a few
weeks the affair has developed itself rapidly.
Mr, and Mrs. Chiton and Mrs. Pierce have
;net each oiiier; aiu] the old colored woman,
who nursed the abducted infant, lias recog
nized Mrs. Par cas their own child, by a
mole on her shoulder. The identity cf their
long 10-1 daughtci having been fully estab
lished. Mrs. Pierce and her i usband have
been invited to live with the Ciiftons and
share in their wealth ; and this they are
preparing to d, having broken up house
keeping and disposed o their furniture.
"The cream ol the affair is that Mrs.
Tierce is an only child, and therefore sole
heiress to an estate said to be worth bun
dreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars
!ora* an old lady Iriond of Mrs. Pierce ex
presses it, a "trifle less than two millions."
It having been rumored that Mrs. Pierce has
applied for a divorce from her husband, she
i has published a card indignantly denying
Military order obeyed by tho ladies
in wet weather—"Dress up id front and close
(clothes) up in the rear."
Enrollment of State Militia* t
The Commissioners uf the several counties
of this Common wealth are enrolling or hava
enrolled, the militia according to the condi
tions of tho law passed at the last session of
the Legislature. As there will probably bo
a draft for five thousand men, who are to he
exempt from uuty in tho National army
while solving the State we publish sume ex
tracts from that law :
WHO StIALI. BE ENROLLED.
Section Ist of the act of May 4. 1804, ?ays,
"Every able-bodied white male citizen, resi
dent within this State, of the age of twenty
one years, and under the age of forty five
years (except the exempts hereafter named), .
shall be enrolled in the militia: and in all
cases <>t doubts respecting the age of the per
son enrolled, the burden of proof shall be up I
WHO AUK EXEMPT.
Section Ist provides that idiots, lunatics, j
common drunkards, vagabonds, paupers, and
persons convicted of any infamous crime,shall
be exempted ; and persons so convicted after
enrollment, shall forthwith be disenrolled.
Section 9 provides further exemptions, as
"In addition to the person* absolutely ex
empted from enrollment in the militia by the 1
laws of the United States' [those who having ;
s. rved tw o years in the United States service '
and have b. cn honorably discharged, are ex* i
CIVIL OFFICERS EXEMPT.
•'The members of the Legislature and the ,
officers thereof, the secretary of the Com
monwealth, attorney general, state treasurer. •
sm veyor general, auditor general, state libra- ! <
rian, superintendent, of common schools, and i
ail the judges of the several courts of tins ! ,
Commonwealth, sheriff, recorder of deeds, | |
register of wills, prothonotary, district at -j i
tofney, and cleiks of the courts of this Com- (
MILITARY OFFICERS EXEMPT. I
Every non-commissioned officer, musician
or private of every uniformed troop raise ). '
who has or shall hc-reafser uniform himself j
according to the provisions of any law of this 1
State, and who shall have performed service i t i
such company or troop for the space of Sen n I 1
const cutive years, or three years in active,
service,from the t me of his enrollment there
in. shall be exempt fr in military duty,except ! 1
incase of war, insurrection or invasion."
PERSONS CLAIMING To BE EXEMPT To MAKE .
The third clause of section second provides j
that "any person" claiming that he is not lia
ble lo military duty, on account of some phy- !
sical defect or bodily infirmity, or that he is |
exempt from the performance of wilituiy duty j
by any law of ibis Sia'e or of the I Hi- j
ted States ""Ob ' n 0I " before the Jay
specified in such notice, and not after deliver
to said assessors an affidavit, stating sum |
facts on which he claims to be exempt, or
not liable to do military duty ; such affidavit • '
may be made beiure any person authorized i
to administer oaths."
Dl TV OF ASSESSORS AND COMMISSIONER".
The assessors shall cause all such uffi lavus
to be filed in the office of the county commis
sioners : ami if any person shall swear falsely*
in such affidavit, he shall be guilty of perjury j
The cotnmisiotiers. according to the act of 4th j
.May. 18G4, shall determine who are exempt j
from military duty, and file a list of exempt j
persons in their • ffice, lor the future exami
nation of t'-e assessors ana commissioners,
AFFIDAVIT OF ASSESSORS.
The 7th clau-e of the 21 section of the!
aforesaid act provides, that "when the asses
sors shall have completed their assessment
roll, they shall stgn the same, and shall at- !
iac!i thereto an affidavit, substantially as lot- !
lows : "The undersigned, assussor of the city ■
borough, ward or township of ,in the j
county ot , being sworn or affirmed,
says that he has made -oriel and diligent in- j
quiry to ascertain the names of ali persons'
required to be enrolled, as liable to military j
duty, by the provisions of this act, residing ;
in the district ; that the roll hereto annexed j
is. as rear as the deponent can ascertain, a ;
correct roll of all residing in said district who
are liable to be enrolled."
The said afii lavit shall he taken before any
officer, authorized by law to take affidavits,
whose duty it. shall bo to take the same with
out fie or reward ; the said assessors, or asr j
sessor shall then deliver said roll to the coun
ty commissioners at their next meeting, and
it shall be called the military roll of said dis
trict, and also one copy to the brigade i:i
specter of the proper brigade." [we presu e
lo be yet firmed according to the provisions
of tins act.]
COMPENSATION OF ASSESSORS.
To be at the rate of three cents fir each
and evi ry person so enrolled and liable *o do
military duty, to be paid out of the brigade
fund of the county ; but section 10;h of the
supplement to the act passed 22d Au ust,
18G4, provides that where the brigade funds
of the county arc not sufficient to pay the as j
sessors, the assessors shall b-- paid by the
several cities and counties.
Assessors and clerks who neglect or refuse
to perform the duties required are fined from
two hundred to nue thousand dollars.
Keepers of taverns, boarding houses and
heads of families and employers are to give
names of persons living with them under a
penalty of twelve hundred dollars for refus
ing or giving false information.
The following answers to questions ara
furnished by Inspector General Todd, and
may prove of interest : *
1. Are those who hold exemption certifi-j
eatos from Unite! Slates !> >artls exempt un
der tiie State law ?
The Certificate of exemption for mental
or physical disability, given by the physician
of an enrolling board of the United State*,
should not be receive l as evidence of disa
bility or disqualification for State service.—
Each board most make its own exemptions,
determining from all the circumstances of
each particular ca*o, whether the party is a
proper subject for exemption.
2. Are those who paid commutation to
the United States, or furnished substitutes
Toe citizen owes allsgianc.' and, as ac >n
sequence, service to buh State and National
Governments, and exemption from service
under the provisions of the Act of Congress
for enrolling and calling out the Nati .nal
forces, does not relieve a party from toe ser
vice he owes the State under the militia laws
of the Commonwealth. It is a superadded,
Tfi j good Time Coming.
The Republicans, says a coiemporr.ry, row
have everything in their own bands and
Abraham Lincoln can manege the war, a* he
did the election, ''in his own way.'' We
have been told a'l along at any time during
the past six months that, it' Mr. Lincoln
Were re-elected, the "moral (fleet" ol his
endorsement by the Northern people, would
cause the Rebels to throw down their aru.s
in despair, and make all haste to get back |
into the Union—the election of Mr, Lincoln j
would be betier than a half a dozen or more j
victories in the field, better than even the !
capture of Richmond, and that it would end j
the war and restore the Union in a single
day. Well. Mr. Lincoln is re-elected and !
now we are looking to see what the ''tiring
sisters," will do. We suppose our brave sol
dier boys will come marching home al >u' the
middle of next week and gladden the hearts
of their friends The Provost M irsba! vvi'l
kick the draft machinery " higher than a ks'.e" i
the doors of the military and p lnical pr;s
oils will be thrown open, and the pale no i
emaciated victi ns of past oppression \v;:i
grow strorg and rosy with health iiihL r he
free air of heaven, G-vernment coutractojs,
having no further opportunity of stealing,
will mope h.r a time, but will giadually -el ;
tie dowu into hone*t citizens again, earning
thoil livelihood io an honest way. Tiitral
most forgotten chink <>i gold and silver coin |
wiil he heard again in our streets, and cv-,ry ;
hahv will have a string of twenty dollar
gold p, ices to amn-o itself wiih. We w lit
be happy, and all te rich. Tiw-e thing*
Were to follow the reelection of Mr. Lincoln.
Mr. Lincoln is reelected now letch 011 your
good times. — K.r.
How Petroleum is I-'ortncd.
ihe Pittsburg Chronicle speculating on ti.e
formation of petroleum, says :
We may set it down as an a.\i n. that na
ture is not only capable <•( producing now all
articles she has i-v.r produced but that she
1?. and will c oitiiiue 10 produce then until
she substitu es something belter. l\*r.<:;>*
our meaning Mill be better understood by
applying it to a single article. Suppose :or 11:
stance we take the one in which we all have
so deep an interest petroleum. This is known
to l-e a hydro carbon conq ose l ef two ga-.s ;
thesi gases are primary elements, indr*lruct
ableand exhaustless 11- qudtity. One <•!
then—hydrogen—is a constituent of water,
and of course is as inexhaustible as the
ocean. The other is a constituent in all veg
etable forms and in many of our rocks. One
hundred pounds of limestone, when burned,
will weigh Lui sixty p >unds. The part driv
en off by burning is carbonic acid. Under
lying the "Old K ok" is a stratum of lime
stone of unknown thickness,but krown to be ;
upwards of one thousand feel in depth. The j
water on the surface percolating through the
porous sandstone that ovt-riies the oi l rock,
becomes charged with *alt, potash, saltpetre,
and other chemical ingredients, and final I v
reaches the limestone rock and decompose*
it the carbon in the rock and the hydrogen
of Ihe water uniting to form oil, while the
oxygen 1* set Iree to ascend to the atmosphere
or unite with minerals and form oxvdes.—
The reverse of tins process is seen in burning
the oil in a i-itnp—the oxygen in the atuio
sphere unii'ng with the carbon in the oil.
f. rnung carbonic acid, and with the hydro
gen forming water—thus completing the cr
cle. The question is frequently asked, when
will the oil become exhausted ? We may an
swer, when the ocean is ; and not before.
The Springfield Republican dislikes
the nomination of Rev. Mr. Grimes colored
preacher, for the chaplaincy ol the Senate,
made by the Boston Commonwealth . It
admits that "Mr. Grimes is a very good man
and useful to his conrcgation ; but nobody
would think of making a white clergyman ol
his calibre a legislative chaplain. ll>- is pro
posed because he is colored and poor iti her
of which facts furnish a reason for giving him
a chaplaincy. If he and hi* parish ate p t-r.
there are rich aiiti slaver Christians enough
in Boston to bestow upon them ail m ode 1
charily ; ami c dor is no motive in the ci*e,
an!e-s we m< an intake ihe advanced ;• s■ ti -n
that the black m n is as (,00 1 as the white,
a.id a gu-at deal beil r. There is such a
thing as making a sound principle ridiculous,
though some people in Boston do not seem to
Xf£Z Judge Taney was born twelve years
btfoie the American Constitution was adopt
ed. lie c-mld have said of it a* G rati an once
said ot 1 in- Irish nation, that he had leaned
over us cradle and 101 l .wed its hearse.— Col
jCfJET* An emigrant, Iresh from the Emer
ald Isles, caught a spotted cat. as he thought
in the wall, and. | tilling ut out, grasped his
nose, and exclaimed, "Ilowly Mother ! what
. ha 9 the crathur been ittiin ?" (Skunk,)
j LOCAL AND PERSONAL. ~
. THE LAW ~F Nowm-apers, 1 Subscribers i"
-Jo not gi -o express notice to the contrary, are cj*
side red as wishing to continue their subscription
err' At> i P r ,n Kh ° l " kcs a paper from the p 0 ,
, Office win-fher oirccm tto his nam., or ,0 another.
" U ' SCribe,i ur *. is responsible
3- It a person orders hie paper discontinue f
inusj pay all arrearage or the pubfishear may
tmue to sen I it until payment is inde. and ' c ,iu
hie Whole iiMi.unt, whether it be taken /row the orf?
ceor not'. There can be no legal disoodlinuanee uh
j til the payment is iru-10.
4 I! the subscriber orders hi- paper to be st.-.r,i„ a
at 11 cert.tin time, an 1 the publisher continues to *.h -
the sul s. nl,or U b ito pay for it, tike take* i,
O't. of trie qtflct fire law proceed aon tha gron; 1
that a man must pay t >r what he a-e-t '
i 5. If sub-.- riber- remove I > other >-ho Ce iriloa
informing the pu' tisher. and the newspapers u-.j
s,nL to their 1 inner -l'r ---iion, they arc responsible
ti. Jhe Courts Lure de led that refusing to talt
a paper or periodical fr< • 1 the oib e or removing- a , i
! leaving it uncalled for while in arrears to the put,,;
er, is evidence of intentional Irau-i.
; 7. ihe C urts have also decided that a Post yj
| tor who neglects to perform his duly of giving
as required by the regulations of iho Po-t-othcc Ii .
partment, ot the neglect of a parson to take from ;
offiae newspapers addressed to bits, renders the
: Blaster liable to the pnbli-ber for the subseripri'n""
j Slopping Paper —Sh-.uid you desire the p ji.'i.i,
erofaiu.wsp.ip. ru> discontinue send.ng his
to you, always bo |>o-itive that lie is paii for it 1,,
Ito the date of ■ jneoty # Reutctubcr, if y.,u n
j Jevt this dot;. ins op-ion to io so or nit ; and
-il he inuy pi ■ . .0 ontinue sending it, he can ho! ;
you responsible for it until all arrearages are j. id*
BUTTER EGGS AND LARD. —The
j highevt Alirkot prices in cash, paid for Ei'TTt:K,
1 EGGS urid LARI), at J,eighti n's Grocery Stem
Starks E!i.-k B'-i.-k Tunkhanai.dr. I'.t.
Readers—we tec lor you the greeting of th
| season - IVe wish you all A MERRV CHJUSTM-vs and \
1 UAPPV .SEW YEAR.
11l A nin-tVe have eximir-.e I -all the apartments
j of our ' Coop", caretully, to discover, if jmssible, a
i Turkey for a Christmas and Xyw-Year's dinner; hut.
i oor scai' h was in vain. Not a Ciobbler could wo
! Cod ; not. even the cackle of one of the old hens that
took too*l among the rafters of Noah's Ark, at the
; tium o: the final, could bo heard Of course, score
of our d-.iir.qnent subs.-ribcra have these bipe 1-
; abuirl-in and to -j>ire ; but, we have foun i b
, exj>eriem-c, that some pe.qile are a great deal |,c
at taking our thau t!. y are at taking -a h 1
A C.io . arm. in (h---e times of .> i ~ti
changes, i . g >d tiling to have. M -ney
in Real E-tat. tli -ugh it may not yield
i irninc ii.ite profit- wsil. n the er.d be f.-.
: a- fitstdy and sati ly invested, Toe dep.-c 1..
our currency while it Lr..- dhctti the price af al
most everything eke, hisscareely yet been felt in
rents and ical estate. Tins, then is the golden op
portunity for purcha r . Those wishing to improve
this opportunity, will do v.ell to attend the sole of
ihe very excellent faun in North Branch Township
1 bite Ihe t- ate 1 f t'ue Hon. r.-rcifer L'uiou—, c t-e
. Advertisctijeii? el-'.-w.'icre,
A National ItanL —to be oc-ate-l at this place
has been in c-.'.-eiiot its hi ;'.,r so.;, i aj, most of
me slot k was t. !. -u soure months since. These
having the uruttor in charge oeing rather tordv in
: their moveiucn s, a rival one w..s started by oth r
parties. "I - waked up Bar.!; No. 1, and a rather
1 stirring luno among the sto .oilers and friends ~f
I bo'h these would be-banks ensued All the necessary
j documents noting 1.-ccu lixs 1 up, ea.-h pirty dispatch
jcd an agent to ti'ashingtori with t'lieiu. The race to
1 that City v.-,: ~n exciting one ; Bank No, 1. beirg
iab -ut a nojt u'lea las ijn-v 01.t. - I the Coaiptrollc .
"ffiec, 'I hat higii fut. G-jnary settled all d;?bu!t -,-
i j refusing i<. grant certifi a tea n- either, Ue mat
ter is left ...,'cii, i. ivv-ver, for further c tidier! i n.
| It is possible that nne f them i.\ ty yet h afio-.v. ..
I l ot* f.ersonai ic >Oll.-, we I 1 •- (ho ;;. -y v. k will
give the no st iut.nov, to the jr-.- ,-i m-.v. on t! e
; poorest securiy, wilt la successful.
Sat:ta CNm s,-IYe •. n haully think (Lit '--_b
ta (.Litis, on tiic pica of -'ii nd times." i r any otii
| er cx.-ttse, will fail tomako liisannn-tl vi-its to the
Little rV.!;s. <friring the cooing 1! dlidavs. As th j
' obi chap'" .stock of ;< -ki -'til.'.ig inoy need re
plenishing by Ihe to>ie he -•- ar unl ! ero we will
just indicate t:e p'.a -j* w' .ic the nac.lc I nix-nax
! can be obtaine '.
l-orv.osdeaa.il ax Toys Dulls. I-olt Heads,
j Pencils, Brushes, water obir paints, Juvenile Books
: .Vc, go to Book-store.
for the largest j, .t of can ly toys, fuuey uilrrors,
j slippers, nuts, raisins ,lc. 10 t. staik's Falcon,
j I'or the finest ~rid largest as- rtmcnt ol small ean
| dies, mites, wine and Gum Dmp* Ac, theoid lello'.v
| shoul I go to Stcuijiles' Saloon,
In order t give variety :ui4 to get a complete s
--j sortment for ail the family, all these places should
Ia; visited, None of these gentlemen will, we aro
sure have nay c- -j cot ion t-> ;i cir goods being s) iri'.cd
away if only tbe g "sfiinplasters" are left in their
i places I
Tiik l.tnrs FklsXp. — Tli.t January num
ber ot|ihe Lady's I-'rietid i-• already 011 our table, and
; fully bears out tlie high rc-j i-.taiion of thin new
monthly, which is now entering upn the socnl
year ol itsex -t. -;.•• The leading steel engraving,
■ 1 Alt sh !IT 1- i IT," is beautiful, and will 1:011b. •
I less go to the iae.:i. - 1 ! the ladies. The Fashion Plato
,-- a double 0:10, as usual—-is very handsome in Seed
admirably engraved c:i steel, and richly colored.
Then there is a colored design ofa WORK 'i'Attt.r.
: (IOMI'AXION*. a very usefi.l lady, as he seen.?, in red
: and yellow and blue; srt! nu:u"r -u- other ~.gr.iv.-
. iogs of ihe l-.tshiuns, Work Table Dcp-artment,
; Tho Al-asic of tliis number is a piece entitled "L
Stood itnin our Cottage Hail." Among- tiic liter
eraryc mteuts, whi -!i ar.- eve'i uau-'uilly excolleat
wo may -pjeify "A (treat Match," by Enuna B
j Ripley; "Litilo May ; "A Flory of Housoiicld,"
l.y .Mrs. ii-..surer ; "False." by P. II Case; "Cupid
at the Ope," by Mrs Donnelly ; "Through the Pa
per-uiill," by Virginu F. Townsend; "James
-kniih's .Story." by Juiia tli!l : - Castle Linnloch,"
by Aunt Alice ; "M s. Gordon's Prescription," by
O M.Ti wbridge ; -Sister Lil," l.y Mrs. Taeker ;
"Lovel and Hated." by Ida .M.won ; Elt tor. a".
Prico S'F'O ; 2 copies S4. 0 ; 1) copies 516,00 ;
21 copies So".(JO. fc'peeirueu numbers will be - .
to these d - ats 1.,* making up clubs for 1." -t- -
M'riecler \ -• (/son's- celebrated Sewing .\L;-1.•
arcJ~urni*hcd as Premiums Address Der.
Peierson. iilfi Walnut street, Phila lrlpbi i.
Aaw is the time to send on subscriptions for ißb j
The subscriber will sell at public sale, on FAT
URDAY, JAN. 14 h, 18G5.
A VALUABLE FARM. SITUATE IN
WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA.
L ite the estate of pnino is Sherwood, deceased ;
containing PII'TA ACRES, all IMPROVED, with
! A GOOD FAItM-IIOUSE, a good APPLE Orchard,
and other Fruit Trees thereon.
SALE made oa the premises ; where thocondition*
1 will be made know n.
C. SHERWOOD, Executor °f
the will of P- Sherwood ucd
Falls Dee 1C IPG4.