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    C|e democrat,
HAHVEY SICKLER, Editor.
TUNKHANNQCK, PA
Wednesday, May 3d. 1865.
The War.
Frm th Age,
The Confedorateo have long had at Shreve
port in Louiaiana, OR the upper Red
several iron dad rams. To prevent their es
cape from the river, a formidable fleet o,
Federal iron clads has been, for some tirite
stationed at the mouth of the river. At nine
o'clock on the evening of April 33 the Webb #
one of the Confederate rams, came down Red
river, and though every attempt was made to
stop it, passed through the Federal fleet and
out into the Mississippi. The current was
strong, and it tailed down the Mississippi at
• 'high rate of speed. At half past six on the
morning of April 24, it passed an upward
hound steamsr, fifty miles above New Or
leans.
Sixty-four general officers of various grades
surrendered with Johnston's army. They
are the following ; Generals P. T. G. Beau
rsgard, and Joseph E. Johnston, Lieut. Gens.
Win. J. Hardee. Droit-] 11. Hill, Stephen D.
Lee and Alexander P Stewart. Major Gen
erals Paton Anderson, Win. B. Bate. John
'C. Breckinridge, John C. Brown, N. C. But
ler, Benjamin F. Cheatham. Henry 0. Clay
ion, Howell Cobb, Samuel G. French. R. F.
Hoke, Sam,[Jones, Win, W. Lonng, Mans
field (Lovell, Geo. Mancy, Lafayette M'Laws
Robert Ransom, Gustavus W. Smith, C. L'
Stevenson, Joseph R, Wheeler, and P. M. B.
Toung, Brigadier General Lawrence, S. Ba
ksr, Joel A. Battle, Albert C. Blanchard
Milledge L. Bonham, W. M. Browne, Jones
Chssnut, Thomas L. Clinginan, Cumming
Deas, G. C. Dibbrel, Stephen Elliot, g. W '
Ferguson, J. J. Farley, D, B. Fry, Lucius H*.
Cattrell, D. C. Goran' Johnston R Haygood,
Louis Herbert Alfred Iverscn, John K. Jack
son, WH. Kirkland, Danville Leadbettcr
C. Lesventhorpe, J. H. Lewis, 11. P. Lowry'
W. W. Mackall. Arthur M. Manigault, H'
1. Mercer, William Miller, Ekmund W. Pet
lus, A. W. Reynolds, Ripley W. B. Taliaferro
Tance, W. P. Wafford, W. B Wood, A. R]
Wright, and Zebulon York. Of these there
ru two generals, four lieutenant generals
twenty major generals, and thirty eight
brigadiers. The number of men surrendered
waa twsnty 6even thousand four hundred.
Whsn the Confederate ram Stonewall left
Lisbon, the sailed to thr|Canary Islands, and
•i April 2 left there for a voyage across the
Atlantic to the West ladies. She is expected
(•appear off the Atlantic coast of (he United
States and. several vessels have been sent to
as to watch for her,
The loss by the explosion of the steamsr
Bultans on the Mississippi, near Memphis, is
estimated st fifteen hundred. Seven hun
drsd and eighty six soldiers, many however
badly injured, have been rescued.
Nine hundred Confederates have surren
dered at Cumberland Gap, and many more
•re coming in. These men come mostly from
Ftat Tennessee and Southwestern Virginia.
General £ Palmer has issued an order pro
tscting the people of Kentucky from unjust
arrests.
The war is ended. All the Confederate
troops east of the Mississippi, excepting a
•mall force between Tupelo and Corinth,
commanded by General Taylor, have laid
down their arms. The Confederates west of
the Mississippi are negotiating a surrender.
There ought to begmcre fighting ; for every
drop of blood shed now by either side, will
be uselessly spilled. The marching and
countermarching is over, and there is nothing
loft for us to chronicle. Two iron clads, one
tn the Mississippi and one on the Atlantic;
a few bands of partisans scattered over the
South ; a fugitive President with his body
guard, all that Is . left of the great Amer
ican rebellion.
The task marked out by us nearly three
years ago. has come to • conclusion. The
peace to long and earnestly sought for by
every American, is dawning brightly. Our
pes is no longer needed to write the daily
history and progress of the war, and to day
we close these articles, which, we trust, hare
rendered plain the mysterious accounts cf
battles and marches that have so often
pouted the world. The first war article was
bogun on the battle field of Gettysburg, in
the summer of 1863, and since then they
have continued day after day, with ne in'er
rsption. No pains have been spared to
•sake the dally summary as complete and
truthful as possible; and now that the end
fa come, and the soldier hands his almost
finished task over to the statesman, we trust
that neither our pen nor any other may ever
be needed to trace the events of another
American war.
The King Is Dead !-l|,oiig Live the King t
Two months have not yet elapsed since all
shoddy Purltania was exerting itself in a
stndied, and, shoddy though , safe abuse of
lbs heir apparent —Vice President Andrew |
Johnson. What snuffling* and shufflings:
tbero are now ! Andrew Johnson, of Tenn- ;
•Mee, on Saturday last, took the oath of
ficc as President of the United States. >
' New be has offices, and contracts, and favors
without end, at hia disposal. Which way 1
will those time serving Yankees now look,
•bo, .we month ago, were calling on him to
••sign ? Who were catling on Congress to
S#ptach him ! What a snuffling tiiqe ifeey
mill have of it! Let all their neighbors hunt!
up, and note down, what they said of Andrew
ohnson. in the hour when they thought he
waa down ! They thought he could not de i
fiend himself, and that is the hour when any '
asan may count on a miserable Puritan to be
valisnt against him. Puritan thinks he can
Set a triumph cheap \—Ex, i
BOOTH, THE ASSASSIN,
CAUGHT AND KILLED,
HARROLD CAPTURED ALIVE
Particulars of the Assassin'* Death.
WASHINGTON, April 27.—The Star has the
following particulars of Booth's death :
"To Colonel L. C. Baker, pecial detective
of the War Department, and his admirably
trained detective force, and to the New York
cavalry, active participators in the seirures,
the country owes a debt of gratitude for this
timely service- It seems that a detachment
of the 16th New York cavalry, numbering
about lis men, which waa despatched from
the city oa Monday, under direction of Col.
L.C. Baker, special detective of the War
Departmedf, in command of Lieutenant
Dougherty accompanied by one of Colonel
Baker's officers, captured and killed Booth,
and captured Harrold, one of his accomplices
all/e.
The cavalry after leaving here, landed at
Belle Plain in the night, and
siarted out in pursuit of Booth and Harrold,
having previously ascertained from a colored
man that they had crossed the river iato
Virginia at Swan Point in a small canoe,
lured by Booth from a tnau for S3OO. Pro
ceeding on towards Bowling Green, some
three miles form Port Royal, Lieutenant
Dougherty, who was in command of the cav
alry. discovered that Booth and Harrold
w-re secreted in a large barn, owned by a
man named Garrett, and were well armed.—
The cavalry then surrounded the barn and
i-uminoned him aDd his accomplices to sur
render.
Ilarrold was inclined at first to accede to
the request, but Booth accused him of cow
ardice. Then they both peremptorily refus
ed to surrender and made preparations to
defend themselves.
In order to take the conspirators alive, the
barn was fired, and the flames getting too hot
for Harrold he approached the door of the
barn and signified his willingness to be takeu
prisoner.
The door was then opened sufficiently to
allow Ilarrold to put his arms through that
he might be handcuffed, and as au officer
was about placing Iho irons upon Ilarrold'*
wrists, Booth fired upon the party from the
barn, which was returned b> Sergeant Bar
tn Col belt, of the 16 b New York, the ball
striking Booth in the neck, fiom the effect*
of which he died in abou> four hour*. Booth
before breathing hit la*t. was asked if he
had any ! hingto say, when he replied, "Teli
my mother that 1 died for my country."
Harrold and tho body of Booth were
brought into Belle Plain at eight o'clock last
night and reached the navy yard here at one
o'clock this morning, on board the steamer
John S. Ides, Captain Henry Wilson.
The stateincni heretofore published that
Booth bad injured one of his legs by falling
off his horse, has proved to be correct-
After he was shot it wa* discovered that
one of his legs was badly i jured arid that
he was compelled to wear an old shoe and
vse crutches, which he had with him in the
barn. Booih was shot about four o'clock in
the morning and died about seven o'clock.
Booth had upon his person some bills of
exchange, bw only about $175 in Treasury
uotes.
Itappears that Booth and Ilirrold left
Washington together on the night of the
murder of President Lincoln, and passed
through Leonardtjwn, Md.,concealing them
■elves in the vicinity until an opportunity
was afforded tht m to cross the river at Swan
Point, which they did as above stated. The
mail who hired Booth and his accomplice the
boat in wbich they crossed the river was
cap)urea, we understand, but afterwards
made his escape.
Harrold has been lodged in a secure place.
Bowling Green, near which place B<>olh was
killed, is a post village, the capital of Caro
line county, Virginia, on the road from Rich
mond to Fredericksburg, forty-five miles
north of the former, and is situated in a fei>
tile and wealthy region. It contains tsro
churches, three stores, two mills, and about
three hundred inhabitants.
Port Royal is a post village in Caroline
county, Virginia, on the right bank of the
Rappahannock river, twenty-two miles be
!ow Fredericksburg. It has a population of
six hundred, and there is a good steamboat
landing near the place.
ATTEMPTED ESCAPE OT BOOTH AND HARROLD
WASHINGTON. April 27.—The Star in a
late edition has the following •
Booth and Harrold reached "Garrett's"
s<>me days ago. Booih walking on crutchc*.
A party of four or five accompanied them,
who rpoke of Booth as a wounded Mary
lander on his way home, and that they wish
ed to leave him there a short time, and wo'd
take him away on the 26th (yesterday.}}
Booth limped somewhat, and walked on
crutches about the place, complaining of his
ankle. lie and Harrold regularly took their
meala at the house, aud Booth kept up ap
pea ranees well.
One day at the dinner table the conversa
tion turned on the a'sassination of the Pres
idenl, when Booth denounced the assassins
tion in the severest terms, saying that thre
was no punishment severe enough for the
perpetrator. A< another time some one said
in his presence that rewards amounting
to two hundred thousand dollars had been
offered for Booth, and that he would l>ke to
catch hun, when Booth replied, "Yes, it
would be a good hand, but the amount will
doubtless be increased to five bund ed thoua
and dollars."
The two Garre'ts, who lived on the piece,
•liege that they had no idee that these par
ties (Booth mt4 H*rrold) were any other
than what theft Wends represented tbetn*
selves—paroled ifbel soldiers on their way
home.t They also say that when the cav ry
appeared in that neighborhood, and they
heard that they were looking for the assasains
they ant word to then that these two men
were on the place; In other words they as-,
scrt that they are entirely innocent •of giv
ing the assassin* any aid or comfort, know
ing thorn to be socb.
The Ida, a tugboat, reached hereabout
two o'clock this morning, with Harrold and
the two young men above referred to, as
well as the body of Booth. Harrold was
immediately placed in a safe place* Thus
far, it ia stated, he has manifested no dispo
sition to speak oftheaflair, but as he was
known as a very talkative young man, he
may soon resume the use of his tongue.
Broth and Harrold were dressed in rebel
grey uniform. The stuff is new. Harrold
was otherwise not disguised much. Booth's
moustache had been cut off apparently with
scissors, and his beard allowed to grow,
changing hia appearance considerably. His
hair had been cut somewhat shorter than be
usually wore it.
Booth's body, which we have before de
scribed, waa at once laid out on a bench and
a guard placed over it. The lips of the
corpse are tightly compressed, snd the blood
has settled in the lower part of the face snd
neca. Otherwise the face is pale and wears
a wild, haggard look, indicating exposure to
the elements snd s rough time generally in
his skulking flight. His hair is disarranged
and dirty, and apparently had not been comb
ad since he took hia flight. The head and
breast ia alone exposed to view, the lower
portion of his body, including the hands snd
feet, being covered with a tarpaulin thrown
over it. The shot which terminated hia ac
cursed life entered on the left side at the
hack of the neck, a point curiously enough
not far distant from that in which his victim,
ur lamented Pres-dent, was shot.
No orders have yet been given as to what
disposition will be made of the body.
Large numbers of persons have been seek
ing admission to the navy yard to-day, io
gel a sight of the body and bear the particu
lars, but none excepting the workmen, the
officers of the yard and those holding orders
IKm the department are allowed to enter.
A Spencer carbine, which Booth bad with
him in the barn at the time lie was shot by
Sergeant Corbett. and a large knife, with
blood on it, supposed to.be the one which
Booth cut Major Rathbona with in the thea
tre box on the night of the murder of Presi
dent Lincoln, and which waa found on Booth's
body, have been brought to lha city. The
carbine and knife are now in the possession
of Colonel Baker, at his offioe.
The bills of exchange, which are for a eon
•iderable amount, found on Booth's person,
were drawn on banks in Canada October last.
About that time Booth was ku<>wn to have
been in Canada.
It ts now thought that Booth's leg waa
fractured in jumping from the box in Ford's
Theatre upon the stage, ard not by the fall
ing of his horse while rndeavojing to make
his escape, as was at first supp .Bed.
TMT CAFTL'NZD ASSASSINS.
WAIIINOTON, April 27 —The greatest curi
osity is manifested to view the body of the
murderer Booth, which yet remain* on the
gunboat in the stream off tha navy yard-
Thousands of persons visited the yard to day
in hopes of getting a glimpse at the murder
er's remains, but none were allowed to enter
who were nut connected with tha yard. The
wildest excitement has existed here all day,
and regrets are expressed.that B'oth was not
taken alive. The nwa of Booth's desth
reached the ears o f his mistress while she
was in a street ca". which caused her to weep
bitterly, and drawing a photograph likeness
of the murderer fntn her pockst, kissed it
fondly several times.
Ilsrrold thus fsr has evaded every effort to
be drawn into conversation by those who
have necessarily came in contact with him
since his capture, but his outward appearance
indicates that he begins to realize the posi
tion in which he is placed, and that there ia
no hope for his escape from the awful doom
that eertainly awaits him. His relatives and
friends in this city are in the greatest dis
tress over the disgrace that he has brought
upon himself.
RRRTHER DETAILS Of THE CAMTJTE.
WASHINGTON, April 27— The fourth edition
of the Star has the following further details
in relatiou to the capture of Harrold and kiU
ling of Booth ;
The detachment of the 16th New York
cavalry,under command of Lieutenant Dough
erty, numbering 28 men, and accompanied by
two of Colonel Baker's detective force, which
went down the rivtr on Monday, obtained
the first news of Booth at Port Royal on
Tuesday evening, from an old man, who stat
ed that four men in company with a rebel
captain had crossed the Rappahannock a short
time previous, going in the directioo of Bow
ling Gieen, and added that the captain would
probably be found at that place, aa be wea
courting • lady there.
Pushing on to Bowling Green, the captain
was found at a hotel and taken into custody.
From him it was ascertained that Booth and
Harrold were at the bouse of John end Wil
liam Garret, three miles back towards Port
Royal, and about a quarter of a mile from the
road passed over by tha cavalry. In tba
meantime it appears that Booth and Harrold
had applied to Garrett for hursea to ride to
Louisa Court House, but the latter, fearing
the horses would nut be retarned, refused
them, notwithstanding the large sums offer
ed.
The recrimination, of Booth *nd Harrold,
each charging the other with the reeponsibili
ty of their difficultie*, had also aroused the
suspicions of the Garrett brothers, who urg
ed B'x>tb end Uarrold to leeve lest they (Gar
rutta) should gat into trouble with our caval
ry. Thia Booth refused tr do without a
burse, and tbe two men.retired to the barn,
which, after tbey bed entered, one of the
Garrette locked, remaining ea guard himself
in a neighboring corn crib, a he alleges, to
prevent his horses from being taken and rid
den off in the night by Booth and Harrold.
Upon the approach of our cavalry from
Bowling Green, about 3A. M., on Wednes
day, the Garretts came out of the corn crib
to meet them and in answer to their inquir
ies, directed them to the barm. Booth waa
at once summoned to aurrendt-r, but refuted.
Harrold expressed a willingness to give him
self up, but was overrnledfby Booth for some
time, finally, however, surrendering, leaving
Booth in the barn. The latter, assuming a
defiant air called out to know the command
ing officer and propoaed to him that the men
should be drawn up at 30 yards distance,
when he would come out and fight them
After the barn bad been burning three quar
ters of an hour, and the roof Was about to
fall in, Booth, who had been standing with a
revolver in one hand and a carbine resting on
the floor, made a demonstration aa if to
break through the guard and escape. To
prevent this Sergeant Corbett fired, intend
ing to hit Booth in the shouldef, so as to
cripple him, the ball, howevar, striking a lit
tle too high, entered the neck, resulting as
btfor stated.
Booth had in his possession the short, heavy
bowie-knife with which he struck Major
Ratbbum, s Spencer carbine, a seven shooter
of Massachusetts manufacture, three revolvers
and a pocket pistol. He wore, in additioa to
his suit of gray, an ordinary cloth cap, a
heavy, high topped cavalry boot on right leg,
with the top turned down, and a government
shoe on bis lelt loot.
No clue could be obtained to the other two
men ; so taking the two Garretts into custo
dy, the command immediately set out for
Washington, after releasing the captain.
Lieut. Dougherty, who comtnauded the
squadron, entered the service with the 71st
New York militia.
Sergeant Corbett, who shot Booth, vn
baptised in Boston about seven year* ago, at
which time he assumed the uaine of Boaton
Corbelt. Today be baa been greatly lioniz
ed, and on the street was repeatedly sur
rounded by citizens, who occasionally mani
feated their appreciation by loud chaera—
The two Gar rate ere dressed in rebel gray,
having belonged to Lee's ariny, and have just
returned borne on parole. They profess to
have been entirely ignorant of the character
of Booth and Harrold and manifest grea< un
easiness concerning thair connection with the
affair. Bitoth and Harrold made a narrow
escape from being captured on this side o|
the Potoinae. Marshal Mm ray and a pojo-e
of New York detectives tracked them >
within a short distance of Swan Point, but
but tba Marshall being unacquainted with
the country and without a guide during the
night, took the wrong road and before be
could regain the trail, Booth and Harrold
succeeded on costing the rtvar to the Vir
ginia shore.
The report tbet Booth attempted to shoot
himself while in the ban is incorrect. He,
however, in his parley with his besaiger*.
indicated that be would not be taken alive.
Hia manner throughout waa that of a harden
ed desperado, knowing that his doom waa
•aaled, and preferring to meet it there iu
that shape, rather than by the more ignomin
ious death awaiting him if captured. He ap
peared to pav little attrntior to the fire rag
ing about him until the roof began to fall in,
when he made a movement indice'ing a pur
pose to make tha desperata attempt to cu' hi*
way out, and, perhaps, really hoped to sue
ceed amid the smoke and confusion.
It was this movement on his part thai
•earns to have caused Corbett to fire the fa
tal shot. Harri.ld before leaving the barn
laid down his pistol, which waa immediately
picked up by Booth, woo had it in his band
at the time he waa shot.
The pistol ued by Corbe it was the regu
Isr large sized cavalry pistol. He was offer
ed SI,OOO this morning fot the weapon with
its fire undischarged loads. This afternoon
Surgeon General Barnes, with an assistant,
held an autopsy on the body of Booth. It
now appears that Booth and Harrold had on
clothing which was some other color than
the Confederate gray ; but being faded at d
dusty presented that appearance.
Important Executive Order.
The following important order has been is •
sued by tbe President :
EXECUTIVE OMOXR, EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,
WASHIKGTOH, April 29.1865 Being deir
ous to release all loyal citizens and well die
posed persons residing in insurrecti'>nary
States frtn unnecessary commercial restric
tions, and to encourage them to return to
peaceful pursues, it is hereby ordered.
First, That all restrictions upon intt-rna!
domestic coasting, commercial intercourse,
be discontinued in such parts of the States of
Tennease, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Ca rolioa, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Miss
iasippi, and an much of Louisiana as lies east
of the Mississippi river as shall be embraced
within tbe lines of national military occupa
tion, excepting on ly such rest rictions as are
imposed by acta of Congress and regulations
in pursuance thereof, prescribed by the Sec
retary of the Treasury and approved by the
President, and excepting also fro-n the effects
of this order the following articles contra
band of war, to wit; Arms, ammunition, and
all articles from which ammunition is manu
faotured, gray uniforms and cloth, locomo
lives, cars, railroad iron and msohinery for
operating railroad*, telegraph wires and in
atruments, and instruments for operating
telegraph linee.
Second. All existing military and naval
orders in any manner restricting internal, do
mestic coasting*, oommsreial intercourse and
trade with or in the loval cities above named
be and the same are hereby revoked, and
that no military 01 naval ofleer in anr man
tier interrupt cr interfere with any boat a, or
other vessels engaged therein, onder proper
authority, pursuant to tha regulations ol the
Seeretar y of the Treasury.
AXBRBir JtHNSON.
Valentin* Matt.
The first surgeon of America is dead. Val
entine Mott expired on Wedouidty evenir j
at bis residence In New York city, in the 80iti
year of his age. To his immense ffme he
leave* no heir on this continent—scarcely a
rival even in Europe. Beyond question >h*
most original genius in surgery who spoke
the English tongue, since John ilur.ter died
it is doubtful whether even the.great French
man who in the last half century has made
Paris the school of the world in surgical sci
ence, possessed greater powers of mind, or a
more daring invention, or a more delicate!)
taught hand, than Valentine Mott. Pupils
in America he has many, but the greatest of
them -bowed before the supremacy of hie
master's talent. Not Carnochan nor Symmes
nor Pancoast, nr Watren, not thecunmngest
anatomists ol Philadelphia or New York or
or Boston ever thought of reaching the first
place in their profession till Mott bad relin
quished it. But to-day the field is open to all
comers.
Valentine Mott was born at Glen Cove, L.
I', August 20, 1785. He was graduated M.
D. at Columbia College in 1806, then studied !
two years in London under Abernethy Astley
Cooper and Cline; lie went then to Ed in
burgh, where he spent a year. From 1809 to
1813 he was Professor of Surgery in Colum- j
bta College, and therefter until 1826,he1d the j
same chair in the College of
SurgOutis, With au interval of four years
service in the short lived Rutgers Medical
College, he returned to the College of Phy
■icisHs and Surgeons, passing thence to the
University Medical College, of which he was
a founder, as Professor ol Surgery and Rela
tive Anatomy. Of the latter science, immea
surably important to surgery, ha is declared
the authority; "is mainly due to his original
operations as a surgeon. As early as 1818
Dr. Mott placed a ligature around the brach
eocephalic trunk, or ateria innominate, only
two inches from the heart, for aneurism of
the right subclavian artery, for the first time
iu the history of surgery. The patient sur
vived the operation 26 days, indicated the
feasibility of so dangerous an undertaking.
He exsected the entire right clavicle for ma
iignant disease of that bone, where was it
necessary to apply 40 ligatures; an operation
which Dr. Mott hiuiseli asserts to be the
moat dangerous and difficult that can be per
formed upon the human body. The patient
is * till living, and enjoys perfect health. Dr
Moti wv the first to tie the primitive iliac
artery for aneurism. He has tied the com
tuoti carotid 46 tttue-, cut for atone 165 times,
mi d amputated nearly 1,000 limbs. He ear
!y introduced his original operation for im
mobility of the lower jaw, and succeeded af
ter many eminent eurgt t a had faihd. In
1862 he per lot mad the first operation for
oaten sarcoma of ine lower jaw. He was the
firat surgeon who removed the lower jaw for
necrosis,"
Of Dr. Mott the great Sir Ashley Cooper
said : "He has performed more of the great
operation* than any tnan living, u* that ever
did live ." He translated and publm .ed m
four volumes 8 vo, Ve peau's Operative Sur
gery, then and now s leading work, snd nu
merous papers and rejwrts of his have been
printed both in Atuerioa and Europe, Ilis
single lib me and fame have more than all
others contributed to give celebrity in Eu
rope to American surgical science, and what
ib an infinitely higher eulogy, he has by Ihb
own hands and by those of his pupils con
(erred an incalculable lament upon American
surgery, and so wrought steadily lor human
ity ana for the alleviation ol human ills.—
There are lew if any tiubl r spheres of action
than that of the surgeon ; there are few if
any surgeons in the world's history who have
dune their beneficent woik better than Val
entine Mott.--New York Tribune.
Lieut* Gen. Grant's Philadelphia Residence
The handsome furnished mansion on Went
Chestnut street, purchased and fined up at
a cost of £50,000 by the citizens of Philadel
phia, as a present to our Lieutenant General,
was opened on Saturday for inspection, and
in the course of the day was visited by a
large number of ladies and gentleman. The
mansion is twenty two leet lnnt, one hun
dred and five feet deep, and four stories in
height. The front is of sandstone and ha*
a balcony under tbe first story windows. In
the interior the arrangements combine ele
eance and convenience. There ia a spacious
hall, and a handsome staircase asccn'mg
Iroin it to the fourth storv, lighted by a win
dow on the ro. f. T here is also a private
staircase leading to the dining room and
kitchen.
Back ol the chambers on the second snd
third floors are bath rooms, which are ele
gantlr fitted up. The parlor, about seven
teen by forty feet, is superbly furnished, the
carpet* being of velvet, the furniture of wal
nut, ai d the curtains of the richest lace.—
The piano and all the articlia of furniture in
the room are in the highest style of mechan
ical art. Vasss of an antique pattern deco
rate the richly carved marhle mantel j and
At elegant cloox, surmounted by a figure rep
resenting th* hislt rian ia in the centre of it.
On the centre table is a magnificent copy
of the Bible.
Paasing on to the dining room are exposed
to view, on an extension table, a silver tea
•et and a china dinner and tea act, together
with pearl handled kntves and silver forks—
A prominent figure on it i§ • large siver can
delahre atidjflower stand combined. In the
I du.ing room is a very beautiful atdeboard.
The chambers on the acoond floor are fln
i ished in ahyost as costly a style as the par
-1 lore. Velvet carpets are on the floors, a
1 splendid Jenny Lnd bedstead is in each
room, with beautiful dressing bureaus and
i wardrobes. The reception room, on the
secmd floor back, is also richly furnished,—
In the third atory chambers he floor* are
core red with BtuseeU carpeting, and the
furniture is of e superior kind. All portions
of the huae are furnished in the moat com
plete manner, and when the family of the
General takea possession of it, which they
are expected to do to day. they will find in
the pantry aorae of the eubstantiala of life,
. and coal in the cellar with which to de the
! cooking.
GREAT EPIDEMIC IN RUSSIA.
THE PLAGUE OF ATHENS REPEATED.
IT* COURSE PROM SIBERIA SOUTH*
WARD.
Nature of the Ulicut, he
From the Lirerpeel he
An epidemic resembling in iti fatility the
Asiatic cholera has for come month* deviate
ted the interior of Russia. Apparently tak
ing it* origin in Siberia, it be* gr*dually
■wept down southward, spreading mere
widely on either aide as it advanced. A*
yet it has completely baffled the *kill of the
Russian physician*, and of thosa professor*
of medicine who hare proceeded from Ger
many to study it* symptoms. In maaj re*
•pccis this epidemic resembles the celebrated
pisgue of Athens, which decimated Attica in
the second and third years of the Peiopow*
nessian war. Like it, the epidemic belongs
to the class of ertiptivc typhoid disorder*.—
T <e person seized immediately despairs of re-
C rory ; he looses memory and hope togetbar
Like it, too, the Siberian fever is accompan
ist < generally by a hoarse cough and violent
stretching, and the victim seldom survives
beyond the ninth da)'. There is some diffl*
culiy in obtaining a reliable account of the
d ses'-e, for the Russian officials, never very
C immunicaitive, have endeavored to coneeal
the existence of ibe disease. But it be*
t urhed one or two towns in Austria and
Prussia, and rages at St. Petersburg. The
deaths in the latter city are acknowledged te
amount to eighty or one hundred per day,
but it is suspected they are five timet a*
numerous. The disease i* said to bsve as
sumed a mitigated form in Germany, but
very great alarm prevails throughout the con
tinent. Men hoped that with the Asiatic
cholera the last great scourge of the human,
race had passed away.but they suddenly find
themselves confronting a pestilence which'
advances as rapidly as a prairie conflagration
floating on the rivers and borne on the air.—
Apprehension, too,as in the case of the Asia!-
ic cholera, predisposes to the disease.
A plague of this description raging in Si
Petcrsbure cannot be long absent from other
European capitals
LUCAI AND PERSONAL.
The Bank—at this plaie have now received their
notes of i?su i, and are now prepared to lamiaH them
in as ' quantities to aj *ia Waring them on oqaira
lent.
P rr; Milts, late a Liautanaat'ia the amy
died .1 los residence in this place on Tuesday Wat,
His disease was an inflamation of the cratiags of the
fcrii i.
Co d f King.—The late "ti skis'' ia steek
and g.'d rriu htdoan cotton goods to prices, wit hi*
the reach t uiot men, needing,a shirt, and who are
willing tc pay for it. Such a rush was made ape*
the dealers in cotton go >ds that the stock oa hand
em nt equ.il to the demand. The largest houses
in the cit> are now without goods to (apply the
trade While this is the fact it thould not be for
gotten that John Veil has still a large stoek m
hnnd which he is selling at reduced prices, recog
nising the fact that gold, not cotton is King
The Soldiers Casket—is the title ofavsry
nenily g >\. up and interesting icagazine, lately re
ceived by us. II is devoted to the bringing oat, aad
patting in a re liable tang ib'e shape, those incidents
(f the late rrbellion which would otherwise eecape
the observation of the hiitrian. The private sol
dier—always the true ht-io >s of all wars iaSS : -V*i ia
> the Ca.ke' his full tuiei of praise. Every returned
soldier, wa 1 find in it, the t* niniscemas of his
hard fought buttles. And other matters ef great
interest to him The work is published st th< lav
price of two dollars, per year, by C. W. Alexander
No. 1*23 5o St. Philadelphia— to wheta all
communications should be addressed,
Chirlqul Images —We bare tad tha plsasare
of examining quantity of gold received by Dt. J.
C Ayer A Co., from Honduras, in payment for their
medicines, which Are extensively sold throughout
' Central America, Among masive crosses, bracelets
and rhai is, are the rude images which have beta ta
ken from the graves of the Cbiriqui chiefs —birds,
turtles, serpents, bugs and reptiles done in solid
gold- They carry us back beyond historic times, ta
peiiods and places whers barbarism reigned supreaw.
They seem to come here now in si's appeal frem
| the wii ding shea sof their ancestors, to ask for tku
: simple It dians in the mountains, medieal protectiaa
from early grares Ignorant and unlettered as they
are, they have lesrt d of the wh'to man enongk to
; know where to apply for relief, and what will briag
! it, Our well k'iown townsmen, above sawed ia
• form us that they require their remittannes frem
foreign countries now to be made in silver and geld.
—[L-'WcIl Sentinel. Muss. ____________
Died.
LANE—In Tunkhsnnock April 29th 1865, Kllaa
Stroud, daughter of Rev. C. R. Lane, aged 14
months and 26 days.
KELLV. —At his residence, in thl* Borough, e*
Saturday, April 29th, Dr. Mixxr Kellt, aged T7
years.
The subject of the above notice was one ef the
oldest and most highly respected eitisens ef our
B-irough. He was born in New H tmpsfcire. Nearly
fifty yea- • ago, he left his native state, and as •
young Physician settled in this country. No rich,
fruitful fields, nor stately residences met the eye ef
the young emigrant. A wild and almost unbroken
vildercess was before him, with only here end there
n log cabin, inhabited by some hardy pioneer. T*
these he found his way only by a rough bridle path,
whose course had been traced bat a few yeeig be
fore bv the indian. Under such circumstances he
commenced with all the ardor of a beginner, in •
strange country—the practice of his profession.—
By patient, and often unrequitted toil; bv the
strictest integrity, honesty end frugality; he seeur*
I ed a competency, which enabled him to spend the
I evening of his life in comparative eeee end content
ment. Th >ugh one of the younger members of*
family, Tery remarkable fur longevity, t|* *•
a ripe o' I age, and to the last, exhibited nil the ev
idences of a virtuous, temperate and well-spent Bf.
Dr. Kelly wis the first to pass away, ef *
of nine—five brol i#rs, and four sisters—*ll of whom
have passed the age usually allotted to men—three
; score years and tsn—and all of whom, m far as is
j known were living at tke date of hi* death. The
I aggregate ages of these nine brothers end sisteis,
ex eed 735 years ! The average age of each is *p
;wa dinfSl years The eldest —n sister, U nged
; 94 ye.rs Dr Jamsi Kelly-still i* the active
practice of his profession, sgsd 72, is the youngest
'of the fn jily. Few, if my families numbering la
the nggr gete as many years, can be found, we ven
ture to say. in *PT country. This family ehaia Is
now broken. A link has been taken from this long*
uobmkon circle. Its members who have Hvwd AP
see three generation* of men and women grew *P
and pass awy; will now, soon b# severed from seek
other, one bv one, only to be renaited in- the man
sion of their Heavonly Father-That house sri
I mile with haade, etfrnal in the Heavens.