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P. L. Vaker, Editor.
MARIETTA. PA :
or An absence, for the past week, in
Philadelphia and New York tnnst be
our apology for any short semolina this
ar The Columbia Bank is about to
be merged into a National Bank. The
following are the new directors : Dr.
Barton Evilis, Pres't ; Geo. W. blebar•
fy, John W. Clark, Samuel Mussleman,
Henry Hinkle, Jacob C. Stoner, Corne
lius Tyson, Rudolph Williams. James
Myers, Geo. Bogle, E. K. Smith, David
Wilson, Jacob 11. Huber.
sr The Farmer's Bank of Mount Joy
bele also taken the necessary steps to
bring it within the provisions of the act
of the Pennsylvania Legislature sushi
iti,g the banks of the Commcnwealth la
become associations under - the provis
ions of the National Banking Law.
or James Moss, of Columbia,. who
had s wager with Bowery Brisman of the
same place, on the result of, the late
Presidential election, sawed, on Tuesday
morning last, in front of Erisman's res
taurant, a cord. of wood, surround/A by
a large and mirth-provoking crowd.
sir Henry Muscleman, seq., of the
"Marietta Furnaces" purchased the•
Rhoads farm. formerly the Dr. Herthey
place, containing over 126 acres, adjoin
ing this borough, a few daps since, at
$263 per acre.
iir On Thanksgiving Day—Thursday
next—the Marietta post office will be
open for delivery at the following hours
only : from 7 to :8 in the morning ; 12 to
1 at noon ; 63- to
. 7 in the evening.
W Profeesor Simon S. Ratlavon, for
merly of Marietta, bat for the past ten
years a resident of Lancaster, has been
elected to the chair of Etymology in the
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
sr Col. Hambrigbt, of the Penn. 79th,
has entirely recovered and resumed kie
position emd,command of his old brigade
in the first' ivision of the lAth corpp.
or The Lancaeter. County Teachen'
Institute will meet in Felton Hall. Lan
caster, on Monday next and continue
during the week.
Gr On Monday night last, one dills
oldest and moat respectable citizens of
Marietta, Mr. James Milan?, dieo,
aged 78 years.
W . The trial of Colonel North, Levi
Cohen, and Marvin El. Jones, charged
with complicity in the alleged New
York soldiers' voting fraud, has been
postponed until Tuesday e week. Judge
Garvin and hie son, and Reuben E.
Penton, Governor elect of New, York,
were among those who testified they had
never known anything prejudicial to
Col. North's character as an officer, or
his standing as a gentleman, until the
present charge. Testiniony of a similar
character was given concerning, Messrs.
Jones and Cohen.
sir A railroad accident occurred at
Perryville, on Tuesday night. A freight
train collided with an engine and four
cars, which was standing on the steam
ferry-boat aryland, -both- of the engines
and seven care being hurled into the
river by the' shock
. of the collision.
Fortunately, no liras were lost.
sar A boy thirteen years old died in
Chichester, N. H., recently, who weigh
ed 38.Vpounds.. It took,lllsEifeet of
boards to make his coffin. 'lt was so
large that it could not be taken into the
house. The corpse was bound upon tim
ber and carried to the coffin outside the
Sr A 'regimenC of soldiers passed
through Covington, Ky., a few days ago,
the members of which were worth
$1,500,000, when our currency was at
par value with gold. It was the One
Hundred and Seventeenth United Sta
tes (colored) Regiment
w Lieutenant Ottshing, who per
formed thn daring feat of blowing up the
rebel ram Albermarle, is said ;to be only
twenty-two years of age, lind this le the
third time he has distinguished himself
by adventures of great peril .
s He means
toimake:a name for himself.
sr A man in Chicago who had ac.
quired the bad habit of taking drinks
and not paying for thep,Ewas recently
shot dead by a bar-tender to settle the
or Capt. Winslow of the 'Seareage,
landed in Boston on Tuesday, and inr
mediate)), went to the poll of hie diitriet
and Toted the Union ticket.
sr J. W. Map/11411,, the discoverer.Of
gold in California, atilt live. at Colama;
a poor but respectable citizen.
H STRONG-M INDIO" Wzonnto:—A wed
ding took place at, Sherwood,
recently, the contracting parties being
Mr. Josiah W. Creedsll,and Miss Helen
B. H amt. The ceremony was perform
ed in front of the officiating clergyman's
residence, the bridal party being on
horseback, and the bride and her three
bridesmaids, (Miss Fanny C. Hurst,
Julia Shellenburg 'and Miss Mary H.
Thurber,) dressed and mounted en caval
ier. The brides costume consisted of a
deep:blue cloth dress coat, deep blue
cassimere pante, buff cassimere vest,
black dress hat, choker collar, black
neck-tie, ruffles shirt•bonom and buff kid
gloves—plain Oat gilt buttons of
richest quality on the coat and vest.
The bridesmaid's were dressed precisely
like the bride, exceptintooly that they
wore plain shirt bosoms and lavender
colored gloves. The novelty of the cer
emony attracted a large company of the
neighbors. After the ceremony was
over, the bridal party rods to the resi
dence of Mr. Orandall'Onother, where
the formal wedding feast took place.
The bride and bridesmaids wore their
riding suits during the whole day.
PETERBOVB MAGAZINIS.-WO are in re
ceipt of this popular Lady's Magazine.
for December. It lea splendid number;'
with a superb title page for 1664. Not
withstanding the enormously increased
price of paper, and the rise in all print.
ing materials, "Peterson" will still be
furnished at $2 a year. No Magazine
of, similar merit approaches it in cheap
ness. Its stories and novelettes are by
the best writers. " In 1865, four original
copyright novelettes will be given. Its
fashions are always the Latest etsdrret
tiest. • Every neighborhood ought to
make up a , dab. It is the Magazine for
the times ! Its terms to clubs are unpre
cedently liberal, viz :-8 copies for
$12.00, or 14 copies for $20.00. To
every person getting op a club, (at these
rates,) the Publisher will send, as a pre
mium, that superb engraving for framing,
size 27 inches by 20 inches, "Washing- .
ton parting from his Generals," or an ex
tra copy of the Magazine fOr 1865.
Address, post-paid, CF/ARLES J. Pam-
SON, 306 Chestnut et, Philadelphia.
SWALLOWS s4oo:—Charles Wright, a
Canadian who became substitute for a
drafted man is Baltimore, after eating
dinner at the Provost Marshal's office,
was asked to baud over his money,
which would be returned to him oo arri
ving at the rendezvous to which he was
ordered. Be replied that be had but
$5O which from, knowledge in hie pos
session, the Provost Marshall did not
believe. After a thorough :search of
the person of Wright, it was decided
that he must have swallowed some Mon
ey, and an emetic was procured and ad.
ministered to bim, but without . effect.
A second was then given, and, in a short
time, Wright was seized with vomiting
and threw up a. hundred dollar note, on
the Chesapeake Bank of that city. In
a brief space be threw up a second, a
third and a fourth. Be then confessed
that he had swallowed' each note sepa
rately while eating his dinner, by plac
ing them in a piece of tomato.
BELMONT Jewish Melsenger of
New York states that "Mr. Belmont is
simply the New York correspondent of
the house of Rothschild@ ; that though
a Jew by birth, he married out of the
faith many years ago, is not connected
with a Jewish congregation, and is uni
versally repudiated as a Jew; that the
Rothschild@ have never assisted the
Rebel Treasury to the extent-of a dol
lar; that their sympathies end active
co-operation have been with the Gov
ernment based on liberty as its main
principle, as stated by Baron Rothschild,
of Frankfort, to the United States Con
sul General, Mr. Murphy ; that the
only banker of any note who upholds
the Confederate cause in Europe is Mr.
Erlanger, of Paris, who used to be a
Jew, but was converted to 'Christiani
ty,' and married Mr. Slidell's daughter."
or Some rebel guerillas have crossed
the Potomac, evidently with the per.
pose to plunder the border, the citizens
of Obambersburg held a large meeting
and organized three full companies for
defence, one of which wall be armed by
its members with first-class repeating
rifles. Companies were also promptly
organized in Greeneastie, Waynesboro,
and Piercersburg,,and:all will be nom
pletely armed. The people on the bor
der are fully prepared for •plundering
raids, and they will make short work of
any guerillas who fa ll into their hands.
G r The U. S. steamer Tulip explod.
ed her boiler on the Potomac, on . • Fri
day. and out of pixty-fitre persons on
board only ten escaped.
or A. report is received that General
Canby was assassinated on the White
River, on the 6th instant. He will shot
through the body. He is recovering.
In England the Bible le now sup
plied for twelve cents, the New Testa
ment for four cents, the Gospels for two
sr Lieut. Gov. Jacobs, of Kentucky,
was taken itt Washington in charge of
United States others, as a political
sr The eall'',the 'telegraph
the whispering spirit.
in'. Putt sub Scissors.
The general reader will doubtless be
surprised to learn ttiat within the past
month not less than seven thousand
wounded soldiers have been received in
Baltimore from the Valley of 'Virginia
—nearly all having been injured in the
fights conducted by General Sheridan.
Generally speaking the wounds are not
of a serious character, and it is hoped
that after a few months careful miming
!n our admirably managed hospitals,
they will be able once more to take the
S pecimens of a new style of fraction
al currency, to supersede that now in
circulation, have bean prepared at the .
Treasury Department, and every effort
will be made to guard against counter
feiting, which prevails to a large extent
with the present lanes. It is probable
that the new currency will be df differ
ent sizes, graduated according to the
In Patio, one of the most celebrated
actrtsses of the day has given notice of
her intention of bringing a lawsuit
against a very youthful rival at a minor
theatre, whom she accuses of himing
committed larceny, inasmuch as she has
stolen her gestures, appropriating her
intonations, in fact her whole system of
Pennsylvania has 2542 miles of rail
way,, which have cost $143,471,710.
The dangle are 1047 miles in length,
costing $3,811,700. The real and per
sonal estate in 1860, amounted to $l,-
6,501,888. The State debt November
30, 1863, was $39,486, 596, showing a
decrease from the preceding year of
They manufacture matches in San
Francisco, which can be ,. trodden upon
or rolled under foot witbout igniting;
and which after having been manufact
ured a month, may be immersed in water
Len or fifteen minutes, and when taken
out will not only ignite, but bold a
The flag of truce fleet of transports
under charge of Colonel Mulford, have
left Fortress Monroe for Port Royal,
where they.will receive ten thousand of
our men, whom the Rebels have consen
ted to exchange.
A manufacturing. company has been
fanned in Fentonoille. Mich., by a num
ber of tbe•enterprising citizens of that
village, for the purpose of engaging in
the woolen manufacture. The capital
of the company ie $50,000.
- General Custer, who, at the out-break
of the war, ranked as First Lieutenant
in the Fifth Regular Cavalry, and has
now the stars. of a Major General; is on,
ly twenty-four years of age, and a splen
did specimen of the finished 'soldier.
The Paris journals state that the
Hungarian General Klapka, having won
"fifty-seven thousand francs in one hour
and a quarter, at the Casino of Spi,"
has gone to Loudon to be married.
Arrangements are being made to fur
nieh soldiers in the Army of the Potomac,
and sailors on blockade, with a dinner
on Thanksgiving day. Contributions
of all kinds are pouring in rapidly.
Pennsylvanian is said to have in
vented a michine for coal•teining, which
weighs two hundred pounds, cast three
hundred dollars, and will do the work of
Deacon Joseph Merriman of Grafton,
Maass., a_fed 25, who has voted at , every
Presidential Election since Washing
ton's voted a second time for Mr. Lin
Parley Vallandigharn, a nephew of
Clement L., is going to inhabit the lowa
State prison a while as a punishment for
illegal voting last spring.
One of the Massachusetts colored reg
iments has sent home over $65,000 just
paid'them. This is nearly $BO out of
$lBl paid to each man.
The population , of San Francisco is
one bncdred and twenty thousand. In
September 1848 the number of inhabit
ants was four hundred and fifty.
Pembroke, Mass., cast on Tuesday
204 votes for Lincoln ; none against him.
In 1660, it gave him 160 votes to 67
The Canada papers are unanimous in
denouncing the` recent raids into Ver
mont as barbarous and contrary to all
the rules of civilized warfare,
' The daily consumption of heifer
matches in England is 250,000,000--more
than eight to every inhabitant. One
firm produces yearly 2,160,000 bunches.
The Chinese language his no
grammar. The tone of the voice indi
catee the verb half the time, it is said.
A new steam carriage is being built
in Connecticut ; it is expected to be
finished in a . few months.
It is said the New Jersey legislature
will elect Gen. hlcClellan to the U. S.
Senate, in place of Ten-Eycic.
Boston gave'93.7 majority against Mr.
Lincoln on his • first election ; now,
5,063 for him.
The first snow of the semen in the
west fell it Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday
The Boston Medical' Sourest - urges
horse flesh for food.
• Q Already free labor is established 1 oar Gen. McClellan has at length re
in Maryland on the dins of slavery, and signedlis commission in the army. It
the relations of master and slave are was sent on Thursday the 10th. Strange
peacefully revolutionized without injury that he should have held it for two years,
to the interests of either. The planters , and received the large salary of some
in the lower counties have agreed to seven or eight thousand dollars, without
pay then former slaves wages ranging' rendering any service whatever, indeed
from sixty to one hundred and twenty , being a candidate for the Presidency
dollars annually. If this scale is too the whole time. He bad been offered
low, the competition of industry will service by the President on two ones
raise it. It is enough that in two weeks do n s ; b u t unlike Hooker, 13urnside,
the great principle of compensation for and Pope, refused, unless the chief of a
honest labor has been established in a' department, for which he had repeated
great State, wherein for two hundred , ly shown his unfitness.
years society had existed on a basis of
OW The wife of Governor Harvey, of
Wisconsin, who has actively adminis
tered to ibe .wants of the Wisconsin
soldiers during the war, was complimen
ted at Vicksburg a few days ago with
the gift ofa handsome gold watch pur
chased by the Second Wisconsin caval
ry. Her little speech is reply to the
presentation. address contained this pas
sage :• "Soldiers I may your every heart
throb be as strong, steady and true as
the tick of your treasure gift; •your every
wish pure as its polished gold, every loy
al aspiration full and free, as my grati
tude is to you."
ar A rebel lieutenant. who was taken
to Washington from City Point on Sat
urday last, took the oath of allegiance,
but it was evident that be sympathized
with the rebel confederacy notwitbatacd
ing, He frankly cenfessed that the
reason why he had given himself up was
that be knew the cause of the south was
doomed ; that they bad neither men nor
money enough to hold out much longer.
He says that Lee's army can only dis
play a single file on the same length of
line formerly occupied by double files.
or The little town of Chester, 111.,
was nearly destroyed by a tornado on
Wednesday morning. Over a dozen
houses were blown down, a church was
entirely ruined, five persons were killed,
and 12 or 15 wounded. The loss of
property by the tornado is about $60,000.
The town of Randolph, seven miles dis
tant, also suffered severely. Nearly all
the houses in the place were blown
wr Judge Ould, rebel Commissioner
of Prisoners, with the assent of the reb
el Secretary of War, has asked permis
sion of General Grant to have thirty
thousand pairs of blankets purchased in
New York, for the rebel prisoners in
our hands. He also asks permir'ision of
this Government to pay for them with a
cargo of cotton, to be shipped from
or Among the witnesses summoned
to the trial of Col. North, charged with
conniving at election frauds in the army,
is the Governor of New York. The
determination of the Government to
thoroughly expose the great plot to
cheat the soldiers of their votes, will
probably make another such plot impos
fir An engine made by James Watt
is in operation at the Etrurian Works,
England, and does its work as well as
when first made. It is a condensing en
gine of forty•horse power, and its great
curiosity consists in its being worked by
the "sun and planet" motion, instead of
the "crank." It is the only engine of
the kind in existence.
ist- The particulars of the capture of
Plymouth, N. C., by our fleet, have been
received. Some forty prisoners, forty
pieces of heavy and twelve pieces of
light artillery, and a large quantity of
small arms, are among the trophies.
or The soldiers' vote has elected
Delano, Union, to . Congress in the Thir
teenth district of Ohio. This gives the
Union party seventeen ont of the nine
teen Congressmen from that State.
akir The number of prisoners now con•
fined in the Old Capitol prison is 211,
ands is Carroll Prison 263. They con
sist of prisoners of war, dis:oyal partibs,
suspicious characters, &C.
lir At the agricultural competition
of Variables, in France, held at Thor,
last summer, the prize for plowing was
carried off by a young woman twenty
years of age.
er Col. Thomas S. Mather, 2d Reg't,
Illinois Light Artillery, has been ap
pointed Acting Assistant Inspector
General of the Department of the Sus
Ir it is said that upward of nine
hundred women are going out from Eng
land to India to be employed on various
telegraphic lines of communication.
er An enrolment in the Department
of the Gulf commenced on .the let of
November. Two colored volunteer
regiments will be raised at New Orleans.
far Conversation is a very serious
matter. There are men with whom an
hone& talk would weaken one more
thaila day's. fasting.- -
eirPrecantionary measures bare bee
taken la New York to defeat the raid,
from Canada. Major General Peck has
Q` The heaviest fall of snow ever
known at . St. Louis occurred on Thurs.
day. The:snow fell to the depth of six
inches: ' ' •
ear The Louisville Journal states
that when the guerrillas made an at
tack ou the train on the Lexington
railroad, lately, Bon. Montgomery
Blair, who was a passenger, took a child
from its mother's arms, stepped from
the cars with the bright cherub pressed
to his bosom, claimed to be the father
of the rosy-cbeeked darling, was very
tender and solicitous in regard to its
welfare, and played his part so well
that the guerrillas passed him by— the
ex-member of the Cabinet thus escaping
ilar General McClellan, having appar
ently reaigned.all ambition for the Presi
dency or the command of the army, is
about to be presented as a candidate for
the United States Senate in the Legis
lature of New Jersey. if his political
friends prove true to him, his election is
almost certain ; but we may be pardon.
ed if we doubt their fidelity to' the per
sonal service of one who so unfortunate
ly has failed to serve them. In the
Senate General McClellan's statesman
ship can be tested,
WThe rebel ram Albemarle was
sunk at Plymouth in shoal water. Since
that town has been again placed under
the protection of our gunboats there is
a fair prospect, of raising the ram and
adding her to the Union navy, making
the fourth rebel iron clad which has ren
dered service in the same direction .
We have lost three monitors since the
war occurred. and those captured from
the rebels will more than supply their
Cr On Saturday night, the sth inst.,
a man giving his name as George Peter
son, and supposed to be a Rebel spy or
mail-carrier, was arrested at Alexandria
while trying to pass our lines, haviing
been tracked from Canada by detectives.
He was dressed in citizen's clothes,
gray pantaloons, long black overcoat,
and gray mixed cap, He was last Fri
day night committed to the Old Capitol
isir As an exemplification, writes Mr.
Conway to the Commonwealth, of the
ignorance with regard to America which
one sometimes finds, even in the best
society in England, let the mention that
Professor Rogers, of Boston, was the
other day asked•by a lady, at. a dinner
party, (where I was present), whether
the English language was to any great
extent spoken in the United States.
fir. By the last dates from England,
it is stated that the steamer Laurel, from
Liverpool, had transferred a crew, to
gether with arms and ammunition, to
the steamer New Alabama, off Madeira.
Let the, neutrality papers of England
discuss this question along with that of
the Florida, not one of whose crew when
captured was an American I
or The Hon. N. P. Tallmadge died
on the 2d inst., at Battle Creek, Michi
gan. He was a man of large abilities,
and was, for many years, prominently
connected with politics in New York.
He at one time occupied a seat in the
United States Senate. and was, at a la
ter period, Lieutenant Governor of Wis
sr An individual who was drafted at
Cambridge, M 869., and got off on the
plea that he watratvallen, lately applied
to have his name put on the voting list.
producing naturalization papers dated
several years ago. He was promptly ar_
rested and as now serving his country as
ilir Buffalo dispatch states
has been ascertained that the propeller
Georgians has been purchased by the
rebels in Toronto, C. W., and is being
armed for a piratical excursion on the
coast. Preparations have been made
for her at Buffalo.
It is stated. that copies or the
Constitution and. Ordinance or Nevada
were sent to the President by telegraph,
at a coat or four thousand dollars. • The
ambitions young State deemed the in
vestment warranted, thereby securing .
three electoral votes.
or At Birdsisle, England, recently a
boy was sentenced to six months hard
labor in jail, for taking six walnuts from
a tree, which did not , belong to him.
And yet the English pretend to be a
eir The' dist rid of West Kentucky
has given a majority for Mr. Lincoln.
This Is considered one of the greatest
changes-in public opinion in any part of
sr The Constitution of Nevada pro
vides that, in civil cases threetourths of
a jury may render a verdict, the same as
it the wholepinekagreed... •
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wir The widow of John Brown, of tits
toric fame, with several of the family
started overland during the past seasor
with a drove of cattle and sheep, for
California, There have been Painful
rumors for some weeks past that Ow
family have been robbed and murdered
by hostile Indians or rebel guerilla!,
The Akron Beacon says it is enabled to
state, from letters recently received 1:1
the friends in that vicinity, that it has
been ascertained that the family, though
unable to reach their destination thi i
fall, are in a safe position for winterice
with their stock, and will resume tar:-
journey in early sprinir.
i Some weeks ago a worthy fatni,7
in Detroit received additions to their
household circle in the shape of twisf
both boys. A day or two ago the young.
stern were baptized, and received their
Pespective names, George Henry and
James William, In order to tell one
from the otbor, both being dressed pre
cisely alike, a blue ribbon was tied
around the arm of the former hot a stu•
pid servant girl, after the fond parents
had returned borne, removed the mark.,
and now they are unable to tell 'which
Cr A few guerillas are reported to
have crossed the Potomac, and the
people of some of the lower counties of
the State have made ample preparation
to meet any little raids there ruffians
may intend. In connection with this
fact, we are glad to notice that the ins•
mediate enrolment of the Pennsylvania
militia has been ordered. This is the
very time to attend to military organiza
tion ; when danger comes it is too late.
l ir The subject of universal language
is now exciting c msiderable attention
in England. A code of symbols has
been invented, which is declared infalli•
ble. The symbols are thirty-four in
number, and have been tried in most of
the European and Oriental languages.
It is said that a person of common Intel•
tigence and education can learn them its
a few day'e study.
sr Recently in New Orleans, a man,
to all appearances dead, was sent to an
embalmer's. The embalmer made the
usual incisions when, to his astonish
ment, the blood began to flow. And in
a few moments the supposed corpse gave
unmistakable signs of life. The subject
is now doing well, and has not the remo
test notion of being embalmed at pres
ar The citizens of Alexandria and
the vicinity of the Orange and Alexan
andria Railroad, recently arrested and
placed on the trains as a protection
against attacks from guerillas, have
been released, and details from guerilla
prisoners confined in Alexandria will be
sent out in future for the . same purpose.
ilia A general order has Been issued
, from headquarters at Harrisburg to * the
commissioners of the several cities and
counties, directing an immediate enrol
ment and classification of the militia of
the Commonwealth, under the provisions
of the acts of Assembly of May 4 and
ti' The Morns, as "they come in, show
how little exaggerated were the first re
ports of the State majorities for Lincoln
and Johnson. New Y o rk gives several
thousand more than the friends of the
Union had hoped.
OW Eleven or twelve of the officers of
e pirate ship Florida have been
ought- from Point Lookout and com
itted to the Old . Capitol prison.
'On some days upwards of eighty
ebel deserters arrive in Washington
from Lee's army. They take the oath
and are sent North. .
If men will but amuse the world,
t will freely forgive them for cheating