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HARVEY SICKEER, Editor.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1865.
The L,ate Murder.
We learn that an officer charged with a war
rant for the arrest of the murderer of Isaac
Sickler, found hiin in the custody of the Pro
vost Marsha! at Scranton, and on presenting
his warrant to said and
requiring him to surrender tl e offender up
to the civil authorities for trial and punish
ment; the Constable was coolly informed
that the prisoner was held in military custo
dy, awaiting the orders of Mr. Provost Mar
shal Gen. Fry*; and the Constable.was cblig
el to return without his prisoner.
So it goes. When'our citizens are delib- I
erately shot down like dog 3in the streets,
without the shadow of excuse, from mere
devilish wantonness, the "loyal" murderers,
may be captured, and tried if his High Migh-*
tiness, the Provo6t Marsha! Geocral will
deign to consent to permit the law of the land
to have its cauase. Otherwise, not.
We do not know whether the heartless
monster who perpetrated this mostcold
blooded and wanton murder is to be screened
from punishment by Mr. Fry, and his_subor
dinates or not. As the murderer's victim was
only a white man, it is possible that the
claims of justice will be ignored and defied.
We understandiihat the associates, if not
accomplices, of "Bill Lark ins" the murderer
are swaggering about the streets of Scranion,
where they all resi le, claiming to be entirely
blameless and free from censure in the mat'
ter. Their names, as we have learned them,
are, Provost Marshal, N. F. Palmer, A. God
frey and Britton I r win.
This qnartetle of beauties, seeing their
victim fall, pierced through the heart by a
shot, from one of their number, coolly drove
on and left him weltering in, and staining the
snow with his life-blood—awaj' from his
house and family— with none present but
two mere children, one of them his own son !
If they are regarded in the community, where
they reside, as honorable, humane aud chris
tian gentlemen. God save us from such a
community ! Men who are guilty of such
beartlessness—such wanton indifference to
human life ; a nd who exhibit such a destitu
tion of the Common instincts of humanity
should henceforth bo marked as infamous,
wretches, and however high they may claim
to stand in their own estimation, they sho'd
be avoided by all r'ght thinking, christian
Thomas B, Jay tie,
At the request numerous readers we to
day, publish an official crder of Gen. Foster,
in reference to the conduct of certain officers
of the 52d Regt. in the late disastrous attack
on Ft. Johnston. While its publication is
due to Col, Iloyt and to his brave compan
ions who were either killed ,wounded or ta
ken prisoners ; we might have withheld
it from the public, had it not
been for the course pursued by Mr. Jayne
and his friends in the matter. In the Repub
hcan, a few weeks since, we saw published
what purported to be a preamble and resolu
tions, highly laudatory of Mr. Jayne. No
reference was made to this order or to any
order for his dismissal from the army, neither
of which was then generally known. Indeed
it seemed to be an entirely uncalled for and
gratuitous beslavering with praise of a man
whose bravery and "Loyalty" bad not been
impugned. This claim to "Loyalty," patriot
ism and bravery, set up by Mr. Jayne, it
seems under the circumstances to be infound
ed. Among those who are represented to
have exhibited the "white feather—played
the part of "peace sneaks"—to use Tommy's
own expressive term, we find , first and fore
most the name of Thomas K. Jayne. Toniy's
grotwh was too rapid, to be natural or endu- ;
ring. We always feared he would experience
a colapse. A few years of quiet seclusion
from public life, aud official position, (shoul
der straps, should be carefully kept out of
eight of the patient,) with continuous doses
of hoe-corn, dig-tafers, Plow, and such like
mild remedies ; with an occassional sermon
from the "old man," on the evanescent, un
substantial character of human greatness and
glory,will doubtless bring down this "Jonah's
gourd" of a man, to his proper dimensions ;
and secure] him his proper place in the
great web and woof of human existence.
The order refered to, we take from the
Palmetto Herald, published under the auspi
cea of the army, at Port Royal S. C. dated
Nov. 10 1864.
JD3T The papers of yesterday make the ]
ioportant announcement that Charleston was
evacuated by the rebels on Tuesday of last
week. As this statement is said to be tak
en from the Richmond Examiner, there is
little doubt of its truth. The city had not
been taken possession of by our forces, at last
HOTELS IN ST. LOUIS —The Lindell Hotel !
of St. Louis, with its furniture, cost $1,52G,
400. Another similar cancern, called the
Southern llote],is in progress, with six stories j
or 101 feet high, and with, rooms for 361
C3T Gold was quoted in New York on
the 16th inst., at S2OB.
j [From the Philadelphia Age Monday,
WAR NEWS, ,
OCCUPATION Of COLUMBIA, S. C.
Probable Evacuation of Charleston
OFFICIAL FI.OM SECRETARY STANTON.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, Feb. 18,
18C5.— Major General Dix. New York: The
announcement of the occupation of Columbia,
S. C. by General Sherman, and the probable
evacuatiou of Charleston, has been communi
cated to the department in the following tel
egrams just received from Lieutenant General
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
GENERAL GRANT TO SECRETARY STANTON.
CITY POINT, Feb. 18. 4. 45 P. M— Hon. E.
jM, St anion, Secretary of War : The Rich
i mond Dispatch of this morning savs Sher
i man entered Columbia yesterday morning,
' and its fall necessitates, it presumes, the fall
of Charleston, which it thinks is already be
ing evacuated. U.S. GIANT.
CITY POINT, Va- Feb. 18— Hon. E, M.
Stanton, Secretary uj War : The following is
taken from to day's Richmond Dispatch :
Columbia has fallen ! Sherman marched in
to and t< ok possession of the city yesterday
morning. Ihe intelligence was communicat
jed yesterday by General Beauregard in an
Columbia is situated en the north bank of
the Longaree river, just below the confidence
of the Saluda and Broad rivers.
From General Beauregard's despntch it ap
pears that on Thursday evening the enemy
approached the south bank of the Congaree
and threw a number of shells into the city.
During the,night they moved up the river
and yesterday morning forded the Saluda and
Broad rivers. While the}' wore crossing
these rivers our troops, under General Beu
rcgard, evacuated Columbia. The enemy
soon aLer took ppssession.
Through private sources we learn that two
days ago, when it was decided not to attempt
ilie defense of Columbia, a large quantity
medical stores, which, it was thought,
it was impossible to remove, were de
stroyed. The female employees of the
Treasury Department has been previously
sent off to Charlotte. North Carolina, a hnh
dred miles north ot Columbia. We presume
the Treasury lithographic establishment was
also removed although as to this we have no
The fall of Columbia necessitates, we pre
sume, the evacuation of Charleston, which,
we think likely, is already in process of evac
It is impossible to say where Sherman will
next direct bis columns. The general opin
ion is that he will go to Char eslon and e3-
tab\ish a base there ; but we confess wo do
not sec what need he has of a base. It is to
be presumed he is subsisting on the country
and he has had no battle to exhaust Irs auiu
uition. Before leaving Savannah lie declared
his Intention to march to Columbia, thence
to Augusta, and thence to Charleston. This
was uttered as a boast and to hide his designs.
We are disposed to believe that he icitl next
strike at Charlotte, which is a hundred miles
north of Columbia, on the Charlotte and
Columbia railroad,er at Florence S. t'., the
junction ofthe Columbia and Wilmington and
the Charleston and W ilmirgtou railroads, j
some ninety miles east of Columbia.
There was a report yesterday that Augutsa
had also been trken by the enemy. This we
do not believe.
We have reasnn to feel assured tnat nearly j
the whole of Sherman army is at Columbia '
and that the report that Schofield was ad
vancing on Augusta was untrue.
The Richmond Whig says :
The Charleston Mercury of Saturday an
nounces a brief suspension of that paper,
with a view, to its temporary removal to
another point. This is rendered necessary
by by the progress of military events, cut
ting it of! from the mail facilities for distribu
ting papers to a large portion of >ts subscri
bers, while the lack of transportation renders
its supply of paper precarious
Semuies has been made a rear admiral, and
will take command of the James river squad
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. General.
Washington gossips say Mrs. Rebel
, Senator Footu's departure from the city was
welcomed almost as warmly as her coming.
The ladies at her hofe', in particular, are
greatly wroth with her. IN their gentle
hearts they took pity on her sufferings in
rebeldom, and sought to welcome her to a
land where she would find something to eat,
and cease suffering from "nothing to wear."
To their great di-gust. she responded by de
picting the delights of Richmond, and abso
lutely came off with flying colors, Said the
wife of an eminent officer, 1 ! tried to be po
lite to her ; but when she told me that the
day before she left Richmond she saw as good
a market as she exer saw in her life, I couid
not stand any more of it!" The general ver
dict of the ladies was, that if Mrs. Foote, was
a type of Southern Unionism, Mr. Seward
mfglit welcome her as much as he pleased,
but we had better keep fighting a while long
INTERNAL REVENUE —The Commissioner
of Interna! Revenue has made the following
decision ; A bond given to procure an appeal
is exempt from stamp duty as a bond,it being
; given in a legal proceeding ; when however,
such bond is the process by which the case is
! transferred from an inferior to a superior
court, it is subject to stamp duty of fifty cts.
as an appeal. An alias summons is not an
j original process, but an interlocutory once is
sued in a suit which has been commenced
and is standing upon the docket of the court,
and in such case, the original summons hav
ing been duly stamped, such alias summons
would be exempt from stamp duty.
'HEADQUARTERS DEPT. OF THE SOUTH.
HILTON HEAD, S. C., NOV. 7,1864.
GENERAL ORDERS, )
No. 153. \
'I HE FOLLOWING SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE,
relative to the attack on Fort Johnson and
S'.mpkins, in July last, is published for the
information of the command. lis publication
has been delayed by the illness and prolong
ed acsence of Brig-Gen. SCHIMMELFENNING,
who was originally charged with the investi
At 2 A M., July 3, 1864, the 52J P. V. In
fantry, Major Little, with 60 men of the 3d.
R. I. Artillery, left Pai lie's Dock, Morris Is
land in boats, and under orders to take Forts
Johnson and Simpkina. They were to cross
Charleston Harbor till opposite the beach be
tween the forts, then move by the left flank,
pull vigorously o land, and assault with the
bayonet. Clear and precise instructions were
given to all concerned. The only signal of
retreat was to be sounded on a bugle in pos
sesion of Col Iloyt.
The pilot failed to find the passage through
the bar near Fort Johnson, but' a narrow
channel was at last discovered near shore.—
Through this many of the boats had passed,
day breaking, the enemy opened a heavy fire
swhich was, however, almost entirely harm
less. passing far over head.
The boats commanded by Col. Hoyt, Lieut
Col. Conynghan., Captain Camp, and Lieu
tenants Stevens and Evans, all of the 52d Pa.,
rowed rapidly to the shore, and these officers,
with Adjt. Hunyan, (afterwards killed) and
135 men, landed and drove the enotny, hut,
deserted by their comrades, were obliged to
surrender to superior numbers.
Col. Hoyt bestows unqualified pra'se on
the officers and men who landed with him ;
of them, seven were killed and sixteen woun
ded. Colonel Hoyt himself deserves great
credit for his energy in urging the boats for
ward, and bringing them through the narrow
channel ; and the feeling which led him to
land at the head of his men was the prom>pt
ii g of a gallant spirit, which deserted to find
At the time of Col. Iloyt's landing great
confusion existed in the 24 and 3d division of
the 521 Penn. Regiment, and a retreat com
menced; it is impossible to discover which
boats first led off the disgraceful movement,
the occupants of each declaring that others
were retreating before they themselves turn
ed. These divisions falling back in confusion
the 127(h shared the geneial movement, and
the whole expedition returned to Paine's
Col. Gurney, 129ih N. Y. Regiment, coin
manding Morris Island, who was charged
with sending the expedition, did Dot accom
pany it hut remained at Paine's Neck. There
seetns no sufficient reason for this conduct.—
the presence of a commanding officer when
the landing was affecting would have been of
the greatest service in preventing the retreat.
The chief cause of failure was the lack of
spirit, energy, and power of command on the
part of subordinate officers. In seh an ex
pedition the commander of boats exercise, in
a great measure an independent authority,
while, at the same time, they are able to hold
the men completely under their control. It
is on them the main responsibility must ret;
and it is plain that many of them were total
ly unequal to the occasion. Among those
who seem to have been most wanting in de
cision and determination, were Major Jayne,
Captain Weed, and Lieuts. Parr, Moses, and
Aollingsworth, of the 521 Penn. Regiment,
and the contusion in the boats of this reg't.
could only hive arisen from a very lax state
The 127ih N. Y. Regiment showed more
Ciolness olid better discipline, still they not
only aetreated without proper orders.but are
gravely in fault for not obeying the peremp
tory ordor of their commanding officer, Maj.
or Little, (who seems to have done every
thing that could be done,) to land at once
From this censure must he eqcepted Captatn
Henry, and Liouts. Little and Arbercrombie,
who brought their boats to shore and landed.
Captain Weston, too, deserves favorable men
tion. The officers and men of the 3d R. 1.
Artilery appear to have behaved well*
The eqpeditiou was well planned, and wo'd
have succeeded, had it not been,for the ab
sence of the commanding order, and the want
of spirit and ewrgy ou the port of many of
The Major Gcderal Commanding regrets
that he has felt it his duty to make known
tho results of investigation into an affair
which reflects so little credit on most of those
concerned. lie has reason to hope that many
are heartily ashatnrd of their conduct, and he
trusts it will he a lesson to the whole com
mand, and especially to officers of all grades
how indispensible to the success of the most
promising plan is the possession of determin
ation and soldierly spirit by those who are to
By Com'd of MAJOR GEN. J. G, FOSTER.
W. I, M. B URGES.
Asst, Adjutant General.
We clip the following effusion from
a Western paper,where subscribers arc hard
up, and only pay as the boy said, "in spots."
It is a parody on two vcises of that well
known poem—"Hohenlinden," and we trust
will prove irresistible to all delinquent sub
In sesons a when our funds are low,
Subscriptions are provoking slow,
And no supplies keep up the flow,
Of dimes receding rapidly.
The prospect darkens - 1 On ye brave.
Who would our very bacon save I
Waive, patrons ! all your pretexts waive,
And pay the Printer cheefully.
In a new opera ju6t produced at
Prague, the ehicf feature consisted of " two
live oxen," which are said to have performed
their parts a ravir.
NON POSTPONEMENT OE THE DRAFT.
HARRIBBURC, Feb. 15.—Gdjuiant,General
Russel bas jnst,received the following des
patch from Provost Marshal General Fry :
The time for raising new organizations is
hereby extended to the first of march, but
this authority does not postpone or interfere
with the draft.
(Signed) R. S. FRY,
Provost Marshal General.
It has been incorrectly stated that Provost
Marshal General Fry has issued an order to
the provost marshals postponing the draft.
The terms,of the Presidents proclamation
of De ceinber 18th 18C4, calling for 300,000
men in erder to supplj a deficiency under the
call of Jaly 18th, 18G4, provides that "in case
the quota or any part thereof of any town,
township, ward of a city, preciucts or elec
tion diclriet, or ol'a county not so subdivided
shall not be filled before the 15th of February,
18G5, then a draft shall be made to fill such
quota, i-r any part thereof, under the call,
which may be unfilled on said loth day of
la pursuance of this proclamation, the Pro
vost Marshal general, on Monday, issued in
structions to the provost marshals requiring
them in those districts, and sub districts,
wherein the quotas should not be filled to
day, to proceed to make preparation for a
draft, just as he did prior to the previous
drafts, neither of which took place until some
time after the day, up to which time was giv
en by the proclamation for recruiting.
The preparation for the draft will be con
summated as speedily as possible, and there
is every reason to suppose that the draft will
by made at an early day,
ORDERS OK THE PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL.
The following are the instructions issued
yesterday per telegraph from the Provost
Marshal General's office;
WAR DEPARTMENT' PROVOST MARSHAL
GENERAL'S BUREAU WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb.
13, 18G5.— To AIL Acting Assistant Provost
Marshals General Excepting, Connecticut,
luica, California and Oregon :
See that all the boards of Enrollment in
your jurisdiction which are not busily etn
p Joyed in examining and mustering recruits
at onece toe nimence drafting. Report as soon
as possible what districts are not rapidly fill
ing their quotas, and the day on which the
board in each will be prepared to draft, so
that the order for drafts may issue from this
JAMES B. FRY.
Provost Marshal General.
The Impending Draft.
IIARRISBURG, Feb. 13. Mr. Ilall and the
rest of the Senate Committee have just retur
ned from Washington, where they conferred
with the Secretary of War and General Fry,
who gave the following information to them.
No promise was made that the draft will be
postponed, but it will not take place on Wed
nesday m districts where recruiting is going
on briskly. The statements contained in
Governor Curtin's letter to President Lin
coln, have been referred to Attorney General
Speed, General Delafield and Colonel Foster
who will make a report.
The twenty-five per cent of which New
York was relieved is now regarded as only
temporary, hut if permanent, Pennsylvania
will receive the same favor. The Washing
ton authorities contend that the Pennsjlva
nia quota is right as it stands and that the
New York quota is right without twenty-five
Immediate and rapid recruiting alone can
gave from a draft.
or There is a story going the rounds of
the press, that ".t a recent levee at the White
House, there came very near being a row
among the black negroes and white ditto who
assemble there, The Americans of African
descent wished to go in the ahead of the Af
ricans of American descent, whercopon the
latter objected. The account says :
"Many njgroes had reached the portico and
some had passed the door, when the demon
s'rations on the part of,the whites, aroused
to deep indignation, warned the special police
that trouble was brewing, "They are letting
the negroes in,' exclaimed a seore of voices
male and female. "Put 'em oot,' was roared
byjas many men, who looked willing enough
to perform the act themselves ! "Go to the
kitchen, d—n, • yelled a rough hewn
soldier, who forgot he wasn't in camp."
After some effort quiet was restored, and
the black and white throng miscegenated in
a perfectly brotherly manner. llow beauti
ful it is to see brethren dwell together in un
A Scene in Congress.
When Speaker Colfax announced the vote
on the Constitutional amendment to the
House of Representatives, on Tuesday,a scene
of disorder, uproar and confusion followed to
which no pen coukl do justice. The Aboli
tion majority resolved itself Into a mob, and
the most ridiculous figures were cut by the
men who make the laws, and are so seriously
tr< üb'ed with "nigger on the brain." One of
our Connecticut members, Brandagee, of the
New London district, capped the climax of
absurdity by embracing and hugging another
Congressional lunatic, and finally wound up
his performance by kissing him A corres
pondent of the N. Y. IleralJ who was pres
ent during the Abolitiou carnival of exulta
tion, thus describes the scene ;
• Republican members waved their hats
and cheered, the galleries took up the cry,
handkerchiefs waved in the air, cheers echoed
through tho balls, and all dignity of the occa
sion seemed to be forgotten. Members were
dancing, pulling each other aroutid and pcr
forming all antics. Among the
most amusing was the scene between Mr.
Brandagee (Conn.) and Mr. Spaulding,(Ohio)
They went through shaking of hands, hug
ging each other, and other wild demonstra
tions, finally closing up with rapturous kiss
"The Democrats duiing all this time sat in
6ilence, evidently disgusted at the lack of
dignity on the floor, even those who voted for
the amenmeni feeling that the Republicans
were disgracing themselves. It was certainly
i.i bad taste."
Well might thinking men—men whe re
membered the dignified sessions of other
days, have set disgusted and silent. The
scene must have been not only humiliating
but painful to those elected to a National
Congress who suddenly found themselves in
a Pandemonium of fanatics.
GREAT FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Over 2000 Barrels of Oil Destroyed.
40 DWELLING HOUSES BURNED.
Men, Women and Children Roasted Alive,
GREAT LOSS OF LIFE,
PHILADELPHIA, FEB. B.—The fire here this
mcrnin^ originated in ILackburn's shed for
storing refined oil. Two thousand barrels
were destroyed. It was insured mostly in
New York. Forty dwellings, mostly three
stories, were burned. The oil that escaped
from burning barrels poured into the 9th
street and down into Federal, filling the en
tire street with a lake of fire and igniting the
houses on both sides of 9th street for two
squares, and carrying devastation into Wash
ington, Ellsworth, and Federal streets. Both
above and below 9th street fully five squares
of houses had they been placed in a row,were
on fire at once. The scene was one to make
the sternest heart fail. Men, women and
children were literally roasted alive in the
streets. Captain Joseph 11. Ware who occu
pied a dwelling in the vicinity of the conflag
ration, with his wife, five daughters, and two
relatives, met with a sad and unfortunate oc
currence. They all succeeded in getting in-,
to the street from the house. Just after they
left their beds, but mournlully to relate,
found themselves in a river of fire* The fam
ily became scattered. Mrs. Ware had her
youngest child, a beautiful little girl in her
arms, and was endeavoring to save her. She
fell, when herself and a little child, aud
another daughter about 15 years old, were
burned in the street, and their bodies were
so horribly mutilated that they can only be
identified by the peculiar circumstances sur
rounding them. Captain Ware and his two
sons escaped.but three daughters are missing.
Six bodies in all have been recovered. Three
of them have been recognized as belonging to
the Ware family. Another of the bodies
is supposed to be that of Jame6 Gibbons.—
Tuere is also the body of a boy not yet re
cognized,and that of a fireman. It is thought
that there are several other pet sons who
perished, and that there are still bodies un
der the ruins.
SoMETiiiNi; TO THINK OF. —An eminent
statesman has said "Compromise is the first
law of combinali ons—l had almost said of
nature. It is the law of society—all govern
mcnt—all united action. Partners in busi
ness compromise—members of church socie
ties combrotnise—members of political, relig
ious.Jcharitable, useful societies compromise.
Kings with each other—they
compromise with their subjects or.lose them.
Wars end by compromise—husbands com
promise with their wives—fathers compro
mise with their disobedient children—and if
our holy religion is true God Aimighty com
promised with man when he accepted in his
behalf the atonement of His Son ; aud shall
we refuse to do what nature, reason, religion
and history all command."
MR. JACOB LITTLE, the well known finan
cier, whose name has been "familiar as house
hold words," in Wall street for more than
half a century, is seriously ill, so much so
tha] his life is despaired of. Ilis disease will
probably culminate in softening of the brain.
Years ago Mr. Little was King of the Stock
Board. But with age came repeated reverses
against which he was less and less able to
contend, and eventually he gave place to
younger men. Yet he did not altogether
relinquish business, though his name belongs
rather to the past then the present, continu
ing to follow his accustomed round of duties
till within a few days past, when hw mind
broke down under the unequal struggle, and
he was taken to his home probably never
more to return to the scene of his long and
The fullowing candid confession ap
peared iu Forney's Washington Chronicle
the semi official organ of the administration
on Friday last:
"For our own part, slavery being practi
cal!}' and constitutionally abolished, wo are
ready to concede everything else to recall our
The Patriot and Union copies the above,
and then nays—Who will dare deny now, in
the face of what Forney says, that the war
has been waged solely for the African and his
IMPORTANT TO EVERYBODY The Commis
sioners of Internal Revenue have decided that
on and after the Ist of February, 1865, per
sons executing receipts, for the delivery of
any property must affix a two cent stamp to
epch receipts and cancel the same, otherwise
they will be prosecuted for the penalty of
$22, incurred under section 158 of the act of
JuDeUO, 1864. Receipts for the delivery of
coal, wood, &c., will, it appears, require a
L OCAL AID PERSONAL,
THK LAW or NEWSPAPERS, l. Subscribers W KL
do not pre express notice to the contrary, are
sidered as wishing to continue'their subscription
J?' Pf rBOI J *ho takes a paper from the Pn-
Office-whet her directed to his name or 1 0 anoth.^
j ' nbMr ' led "'* "'PO'-it.to
* If Person orders his paper discontinue! U
I "■ i ! iy all arrearages, or the publishear may 'J n
MiDd U un,il parentis made, and eolW
T" Bt ' Aether Hbe taken/row the J?
-There can be no legal discontinuance
til the payment is made. Bn "
4. It the subscriber orders his paper to be atom^
The a n\ *? tlm? ' ? nd P ublißher continues to %$
the subscriber is bouud to pay for it if h, /i 1
out of the office The law^e^on'the 1"J
that a man must pay for what he uses £*>und
5. If subscribers remove to other placee Wiih„„
informing the publisher, and the newspawrs
sent to their former direction, they are responsible
6. The Courts have decided that refusing to t&k.
a paper or periodical from the office, or removing and
leaving it uncalled for while in arrears to the publish
er, is evidence of intentional fraud.
7. The C. urts have also decided that a Post Mas
ter who neglects to perform his duty of giving notice
as required by the regulations of the Post-office De
partment, ol the neglect of a person to take from the
office newspapers addressed to him, renders the Post
Master liable to the publisher for the subscription.
Stooping Papers.- Fhould you desire the publish
er of a newspaper to discontinue sending his paner
to you, always be positive that he is paid for it un
to the date of your request. Kemernber, if you nee
lect this duty, it is at his option to do so or not • and
if he may prefer to continue sending it, he can hold
you responsible for it until all arreara gcg ate aid.
Tile \Vathe r for the past few days, his shown
some slight signs of moderation. There is still an
abundance of snow and good sleighing in these parts.
Donation—The friends of th Rev. Wm, S. Hea
ton of Springville, will make him a donation visit at
Samuel Stark's Hall in this Borough, on Tuesday
Feb. 26th inst.
A general attendance is requested,
The Mails have been so frequently interrupted of
late, by accidents and.d< 1 iys on the R R. occasion
ed by the severity of the winter that no more reli
ance can he placed upon receiving news, than upon
tho news, itself when received.
Gody's Lady's Book,; for .March, has been
roceived by u*, and is pronomced by our women
folks who have examined it, "just the thing in a
family," We think it would be up-hill business for
us to keep house without it. Price 33,00 a year
Address L, A GODEY, Philadelphia '
The Friends of ISAAC SICKLEIT, as will be
seen by a notice elsewhere, propose to secure to his
family a home, at leegt, by contributing, a sum
sufficient to remove tha iucumcrance, on the small
farm in his possession, and mostly paid for, at the
time of his untimely death The ohject is a good
and charitable one, and we hope will be accom
*Vahington s Birthday anniversary is at
h.iDd, \\ e have heard of but little preparations, in
any quarter to celebrate the day. The memory of
the man who secured the liberties of his people
against the tyrany of George, tho Third—who had
•'denied them the right of trial by jury"—who
'•quartered large badies of troops among them," who
'•imposed burthcnsom l taxes" and an * infamous
stamp act" upon them—seems to grow dux in these
times, wh-n Abraham, the First,is 'making history"
Bank Safe,~A new burglar and fine proof safe,
intended for the use of the National Bank at this
place was broaght in town one day List week, It
is one of tho largest size weighing upwaads of 8000
lbs, and is doubtless what it purports to be a com
plete protection against lire and burglarious ingenui
ty. Its cost we are toll is about 31700.
Those having this valuable article in charge, very
imprudently left it out of doors, unguarded all night
They could not at that time, have learned fron El
der Bro wnscomhe, what an abandoned God- forsaken
to an we lived in. or they would not have shown such
confidence ip the integrity of its citizens. The re
sult shows, however that this confidence was not
misplaced, for, mirabille dictu, as the morning
dawned the safe wae found to be entire ly safe. Thie
notew ..y example of honesty in our community,
especially under a SI7OO, temptation (enough to buy
a dozen Pitchers) will probably pass without ee
cleseastieal commendation. As we have been so
publicly berated by the very men who assume to
have had the morals of the town in their keeping
for the past tw years ; wo think it due to the fame
of the town to call attontion to tho fact A
friend suggests that a probable solution of the fact
that this.valuable piece of personal property „•
not, like the pitcher, confiscated ; is, that one of the
two capturers ot metalic Souvenirs, now stationed
here was, and always has been too lazy to carry hi*
IIALLECK—In South Eaton on January Bth, 1565,
iseph M Jlalleck, in the 50th year of his age,
Do you want Whiskers or Moustaches ? Our Gre
cian Cnmponnd will force them to gro./ on the
smoothest face or chin, or hair on bald heads, in Six
*\ eeks. Price, 81.00, Sent by mail anywhere,
closely sealed, on receipt of price.
Address, WARNER & CO.. Box 133, Brooklvn,
___ N, Y
To Tlie Pnblic.
ISAAC SICKLER, an industrious and worthy eitizen
ef Exeter Township Wyoming County who was bra
tally murdered by one of the possee of a Deputy
Provost Marshal a few days ago, was the father of
eight small children seven of them girls, who with
their mother dependsupon his labor for support.—
He was in possession ofa small piece of land which is
encumbered to some extent.
In view of these circumstances, and that the fami
ly of the deceased may retain their borne, it is pro
posed that the citizens of the county who feel wil
ling to do so, make the family a Donation visit on
Thursday the 2d day of March next. Afternoon
and evening MARY CITIZKSS.
The undersigned having been restored to health In
a few weeks, by a very simple remedy, after having
suffered several years, with a severe lung affection,
and that dread disease, Consumption—is anxious to
make known to his fellow sufferers the means
To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the
prescription used,(free of charge,)with the directions
for preparing and using the saioe, which they will
find a sure cure for Consumption, Asthma, Bronchi
tis, Choughs, Colds. Ac. The only object of the ad
vertiser in sending the Pres ription i* to heuefit the
afflicted, and spread information which he conceives
tr. he invaluable ; aud he nopes every sufferer will
try hie remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and
may prove a blessing.
Parties wishi ig the prescription will please ad-
Ke>. EDWARD A. WILSON,
v4-n28.3m0. M A Co,
HS. COOPER, PHYSICIAN A SUROBO*
• Newton Centre, Luzerne County fa.