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MARIETTA. PA :
Octiuiclati., Oleceirdtes 17,18'64
The State Electoral Cellege• met
at Harrisburg on. Wednesday the 7th
instant, and appointed Morton , Mc-
Michael of the Philadelphia North
American, president; John A. Meet
and, of the Lancaster Examiner, as
bearer of one of the packages of notes
and certificates directed to the Presi
dent of the U. States Senate, Elias W.
Hale, was appointed the bearer of •the
packages directed to. Hon. John Cad
welder, Judge of the United States
District Court and Charles H. Shriver,'
was appointed to deliver the certificates
directed to the President of the United
States Senate at Washington, D, C., to
the Postmaster of the seat of. Govern
ment of this State. On motion of Hon.
John Patton, elector from the Clear
field district, it was unanimously , resol
ved that the pay received by . the elec
tors and messengers to Washington,
Philadelphia and Harrisburg be appro
priated to the Sanitary'Commission.
sr The Hon. James Speed, of Ken
tucky, recently appointed Attorney-
General of the United States, is not on
ly a laWyer of eminence, but
been distinguished among the eminent
men of his own State. As early as
1849 he was a reader of the email party
which endeay.)red to make Kentucky a
free State. Since then he has been de
voted to the practice of his profession.
The sincerity of his anti-slavery opinions
is shown by his voluntary emancipation
of his own slaves about three years ago.
fir Chief Justice Chase is the author
of the phrase, "Congress has no more
power to make a slave than to make a
king." The sentence is contained in
one of the resolutions adopted by the
National Liberty (Freeßoil) Conven
tion held at Buffalo, in 1856. Mr.
Chase wrote most of the resolutions, of
Sir A lad of fifteen years old recently
captured a shoplifter, of Lewiston, Me.
Seeing a man steal a cap and walk off,
the boy followed him and presenting an
unloaded pistol, threatened to shoot
him if be did not return the article.., He
led the thief back to the store, and made
him pay, a 7 douhle price for the cap. .
fir Mrs. Mcilidle, who killed her
husband at Dubuque, lowa, last winter,
and was tried and sentenced to be hung
on the 9th of December, has had her
sentence commuted to imprisonment for
life. She is a woman sixty years of age,
and confessed the crime to shield her
eon, who is believed to be.most guilty.
gar At Troy, N. Y., the other day,
one boy tried to lift another by placing
his hand under, the boy's jaws near the
ears. The consequence .was , that the
boy screamed and , fell insensible. He
cant see out of one eye and has no, con
trol over the muscles of his neck. His
recovery is doubtful. •
eir The wife of Warren Potter, of
Greenfield, Mass., went to sleep • on
Friday night, the 21st ult., and has not
waked since. Physicians who have vis
ited her cannot account for the disease,
and are unable to wake , her. A little
nourishment fir forced into her, and her
life is •prollonged.
er Gen. Butler's orders are always.
characteristic. In' an order dismissing .
second Lieut. John Claticy, of the
Light Artillery, from the service, he ,
says :—"He was in a state of intoxica
tion, which is reported as beastly, but
that is evidently 'a mistake, as beasts do
not get drunk."
A crazy man at Wheeling, Va.,
broke into several ladies' rooms at the
hotel, the other, night, and shouted for
Jeff Davis. Before he was captured he
destroyed' considerable furniture, and
did much damage. The ladies were ter
ribly frightened, and several fainted
Gir The San Jose. Mercury sake the
wife of Jose Castro, of Monterey, has
given birth , to thirty-six children, Jill' of
whoin are living,together in . that coun
try. The . first twenty are twins, each
pair representatives of either sex.. Of
the remaining children eleven only were
or William Overfield, Esq., at one
time a member of the Jima of Iteprp
sentatives and Senate of this State from
Lucerne county, and afterwards.a Canal
Commissioner, died at his residence, in
Monroe county, on the 21st ult., at the
advanced, age of 78 years.
Qir Mr. C. A. Ely, of Georgia, Ohio,
in his will, gave a block of buildings to
found a library, $5OOO in addition for
books, and the income , of $lO,OOO every
alternate year for books or Works' of art
for the library.
THE. HERO.—Major General William
Tecumseh Sherman, is the full name of
the hero who has marched upon Savan
nah. He was born at Lancaster, Ohio,
in 1820; his father, the Hon. Chas. R.
Sherman, one ol,tbe Justices of the
Ohio Supreme Court, and elder brother
of Senator Sherman. He was educated
in the family of the Hon. Thomas Ewing
the distinguished lawyer, whose daugh-.
ter he married, becoming brother-in-law
to the now General Thomas Ewing.
At sixteen he entered, and in 1840 gra
duated from West Point. In 1841 he
was stationed at Fort 'Moultrie, Charles.
ton ; in 1848 was breveted captitin for
exican services; in 1853 he took
charge of the banking house of Lucas,
Turner & Co., at San Francisco ; and
in 1860 was President of the State Mil
itary Academy of Louisiana, a position,
which he resigned on the first indica
tions of secession, declaring to Govern
er.Moore that "on no earthly account"
would he "do any act or think any
thought hostile to the Government of
the United States." Sheiman was the
hero of the victory of Shiloh, where,
General Rousseau says, "he gave us our
first lessons in the field in the face of
an • enemy ; and of all She men I ever
saw he was the most untiring, vigilant,
and patient." Grant gave him the cred
it of the victory. Sherman's was lately
described as not a remarkable face,
"save the nose, which organ was high,
thin, and planted with a curve as Vehe
ment as the curl of- a Malay cutlass.
the face , and neck were rough and cov
ered •with reddish hair, the eye light in
color, and animated ; but, though rest
less and bounding like a ball from one
object to another, neither piercing nor
brilliant,; the mouth well closed but
common, the ears large, the hands and
feet long and thin, the gait a little roll
ing, but firm and active. In dress and
manner there was not the slightest trace
of pretension. He spoke rapidly, and
generally with an inquisitive smile.
To this ensemble I must add a hat which
was the reverse of dignified or disti , -
guished, a simple ; lt affair, with a roe
crown and drooping brim."
Gir There is quite a strong opini
in Begland that Muller did not conf es
on the gallows, as alleged. A law. r
calls loudly through the columns f
Public Opinion for the mauuscript. p -
pared by Muller before his executi .
It is alleged that , this is public proper ,
and that the Aldermen have no rigit
to keep it from the people, as they. ar .
doing: „;Louis Blanc has written strong
ly against the ides that Muller confess
ed. The ioarsoa who alone heard the
alleged coufession has , given two •or
three different versions of it already.
He was laboring under such an excited
conviction, hat Muller was guilty, and
vehement superstition that he would
"go straight to, hell if he didn't confess,'
that his account, totally. unsupported as
it is, is scarcely creditable.
ar The singular epithets of "bears"
and "bulls" were first applied , to spec•
ulators in stocks on the London Ex
change about 1834. When two parties
contract, the one to deliver and the
other to take stocks on a future day at
a specified price, it is , the interest of the
delivering party, in the intervening pe
riod. to deprei'm stocks, , and of the re
ceiving party to raise them. The for
mer is styled a "bear," in allusion to the
habit of that animal to pull things down
with his paws, and the latter a "bull"
from the custom of that beast to throw
an object up with his horns.
eir The term in the U. S. Senate of
the Bon. Wm. A. Richardson,' (Dem.)
of Illinois expires with the present ses
sion, and the lately chosen Union Legis
lature will elect his successor for six
yaars ' ensuing. The Hon. Blihu B.
Washburne (who has been longer in the
House than any other member), Gov.
Richard Yates, Gen. John A. Logan
and Gen. John M. Palmer are suggested
as candidates for the post.
: gar Jam" Mace has written a letter to
the ciditor'of Wilkes' Spirit indicating
his purpose to visit America on a spar
ring tour, if he <should receive encour
agement to do so. He engages to exhi
bit his belt and cups, seven in number ;
adds in a postscript that he has lately
sparred before the Prince of Wales and
the elite of British nobility, and thinks
that his engagement in this country
Would be highly successful.
eir The Panama Herald says that in
formation has been received in San
Francisco lately to . the effect , that Dr.
Gwin, formerly United States Senator
from California, has obtained, through
the . influence, of the Emperor Napoleon,
and in his interest, a commission from
Maximilian as Governor General of the
.State of Sonora, with authority to in
duce emigration and settle the country;
and power to grant lands.
isir Among the ingenious contribu
tions to the fair in Boston, by
the State Prison convicts is a small
house, so contrived that upon opening
the.d9or a figure of Jeff. Davis, suspen
ded tO gibbet, comes up through a
ehiMnby, after' which a black man comes
up.to look at him. •
, .ii' kieu...Tom- Thumb. along , wi th , his
difilinntive, but pretty wife. , : and,his
is sojourning in LiverpooL
13tn, Vasit anti „s,,ti.ssors.
Mrs. Sarah Thompson, the tady who
caused the rebel guerrilla John Morgan
to be cut off in the flower of his, brigan
dage, is now in Cincinnatti with her
two fatherless children. She is home
less and pennyless.
The exhibition of the Kearsarge for
the benefit of the National Sailor's
Fair, closed at Boston on Thursday of
last week. The receipts were $4, 248.
Gen. Sherman has with him, in the
Georgia campaign, one of 'the best
scouts in the Southwest—an old math
a native Georgian, and a wealthy slave
The Parisian ladies have adopted the
very pleasant custom of coloring the
hair df their dogs to correspond with
the color of their d'resses.
A Western paper relates that a yo
man was cowhided and married ig's:s
same day. He bad seduced two young
girls, sisters, for;which be was punished
by the younger, and to get out of the
scrape, married the eldest sister.
The Farmington Chronicle speaks of
a sermon, the subject of which embra
ced "the personality, history and char
acter'of the invisible leader of the hosts
of darkriess." This may well be said to
be "whipping the devil around the
The London papers of November
18th announce the arrival of "General
Tau: Thumb" and family in that city.
They are holding daily levees in a hotel
near St. James 'Palace. The Star sari :
—"The baby is a pretty little girl, with
light silken hairs and a vivacious dispo
sition. She will be a year old nest
month, and it may interest our readers
to know that she weighs precisely seven
pounds and three quarters.
The lildies of Paris, not content with
dyeing their hair red, now dye their lap
dogs to meta the color of dresses.
pups are 811 the rage
A little child of Mr. David Fox, of
BoyertoWn, Barks county, accidentally
poisoned itself by eating arsenic, which
had been mixed up in molasses and pla
ced,on the sill for the purpose of de
A farmer of
had at the late
M 76 stock of buckwheat, which yiel.
.ded. "four thousand one hundred and
seventy-nine" solid grains. An extra
ordinary yield from a single grain.
The Trenton State Gazette, of Satur
day Ems : "It is now pretty generally
understood in the inner copperhead cir
cles that Billy Wright has beencoaxed
and bullied into resigning his position
in the United States Senate, and that
George B. McClellan is to have the bal
ance of his term. John P. Stockton is
to have the long terai.
The Hon. Salmon P. Chase, just ap
pointed Chief Justice of the United
States Supreme Court, was born pn the
13th of January, 1808, and will therefore
be fifty-seven years of age on the 13th
of January next. .
The oldest Member of the U. S. House
of Representatives is the Hon. Thaddeus
Stevens, who is seventy-one years of
age, and the youngest is James A. Gar
"field, of Ohio who is thirty-three.
Lord Lyons, the British Minister at
Washington, has gone home on account
of ill health. A sale of his horses, li
quors, &c., took place in that city, a
few days since, and brought very high
On Monday last the U. S. Supreme
Court room was filled by ladies and .
gentlemen to see Chief Justice. Chase
on the bench for the first time ; they
were disappointed, however, he not
having yet been qualified.
By order of the Navy Department the
name of the torpedo vessel, heretofore
known as the Stromboli, has been
chunked to 'Spuyten Tuyfel, or in geed
square English, "in spite of the Devil."
Of course this is a wicked name ; but as
it is intended for wicked work,' it must
be all right;
The Dictator, the great sea-going
iron-clad, has recently made several tri
al trips,,and it is said to be all that
could be expected.of her in every re
spect. She has sailed for Fortress
Monroe, and may be intended for But
The Camanche, monitor iron-clad, is
now ready for.service, having had, steam
on for some time. It is said she works
to the satisfaction of all concerned.
The United States has more coal
and asks more for it, than any other
.eountry on the globe.
A blue and pink mare, siid a colt of
the same color, are the attractions of a
circus in England.
- . .
The waste made bj• servants, in dust,
ashes, cinders, and grease, is said to
amount to more than "t1,000;000 annual=
rThe widow of the late%Hon. Rufus
Choate,' died at Roxbury, Mass, on the
Bth inst., aged sixty-one.
Congress has passed the general
.It will mow come , be
fore the Senate. - -
LIST OF GENERALS-IN CHIEF.-A. lIBt
of the officers who have held the posi
tion of general-in-chief of the armies of
the United States since the formation
of the Republic comprises the following
Brevet Brig. Gen. Josiah Harmer,
from September, 1.'789, to March 1791.
.Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair, from
March, 1791, to March, 1792.
Maj. Gen. Anthony Wayne, from
March, 1792, to December, 1796.
Brig. Gen. James Wilkinson, from
December, 1796, to July, 1798.
Lieut. Gen. George Washington, from
July, 1798, to December, 1799.
,Maj. Gen. James Wilkinson, (again)
from June, 1800, to January, 1812.
Maj. Gen. Henry Dearborn, from Jan
uary, 1812, .to Jude, 1815.
Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown, from June,
1815, to February, 1828.
Maj. Geo. Alexander Macomb, from
May, 1828, to June, 1841,
Brevet Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott,
from June, 1841, to November 1, 1861.
.Maj: Gen. George S. McClellan, from
November 1, 1861, to July 23, 1862.
Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, from
July, 23, 1862, to March 12, 1864.
Lieut. Gen. 11. S. Grant, from March
sa- The Star Family Paper.—We
print alsewherethe New York Mercury's
novel-and telling prospectus for 1865,
which gives 'Mir idea of the tact and
enterprise of the oldest. ablest, and
most reliable literary weekly in Amer-
Its attractions For the coming year
are unusually clever and numerous, and
its serial' stories always fresh, racy," and
exciting. The miscellaneous features
announced seem to us, who speak of the
paper from lung personal conversance
with it, to constitute of themselves
splendid inducements to subscribers.
Its unrivalled. circulation enables the
publishers to supply it at lower rates,
than any of its less pleasing and success
tir Maj. Gen. Wallace was robbed
.1 $25 on Friday
.by a man who got into
is room at the EutaW House, iu Haiti.
ore. Upon being discovered the thief
ran out and locked the door on the
eir There was an Indian Chief at New
port the past summer; who, seeing Au
guste Belmont ride in a carriage with
four horses asked "if he had eaten so
much dinner that it required four horkes
to carry him."
T.Tvo sharpers have, been arrested
in Philadelphia for selling tallow in bar
rels, two-thirds of which was clay—there
being but a few inches of tallow at, each
end. , •
Returned prisoners at Annapolis
report having seen women and children,
with guns in their hands, in the trenches
air The pay rolls of the four largest
corporations in Lawrence amount to
$225,000 per month, or at the rate of
$2,700,000 per annum.
117" iNFORDIATiON FREE !—To Nervous
Su f ferers.—A gentleman, cured of nervous de
bility, incompetency, premature decay, and
youthful error, actuated by a desire to benefit
others, will be happy to furnish to all who
need it, (free of charge) the receipt and di
rections for making the simple remedy used in
his case. Sufferers wishing to profit by the
advertiser's bad experience, and possess a sure
and valuable remedy, can do so by addressing
him at once at his place of business. The re
ceipt and fall information—of vital import
.ance—will be cheerfully sent by return mail.
J , HN B. OGDEN;
No. 60 Naisau-st.„" New-lork.
P. S.—Nervous sufferers of both sexes will
find this information invaluable. Sin
#l:/1. CARD TO INVALIDS.—A Clergyman,
while residing in South America as a mis
sionary, discovered a safe and simple remedy
for the cure of Nervous Weakness, Early De
cay, Diseases of the Urinary and Seminal Or
gans and the whole train of disorders brought
on by baneful and vicious habits. Great num
bers have already been cured by this noble.
'remedy. Prompted by a desire to benefit the
afflicted and unfortunate, I will send the re
cipe for preparing and using this medicine, in
a sealed envelope, to any one who needs it,
FREE OF CHARGE. ICS Please inclose a pre
paid envelope, addressed to yourself. •
Address . JOSEPH T. Inman,
Station D, Bible House, New-York
Matrimonial! Ladies and Gentlemen.
If you wish to marry, address the undersigned,
who will send you without money and with
out price, valuable information that will ena
ble you to marry happy and speedily, irrespec
tive of age, wealth or beauty. This informa
tion, will 'cost you nothing, and if you wish to
marry, I will cheerfully assist you. All let
ters strictly confidential. The desired infor
mation sent by return mail, and no questions
asked. Address SARAH B. LAMBERT,
12-3m.] Greeliponit, Kings co., N. Y
1 1 1 . EYE and EAR:— . Prof. 3. Isaacs, M.D.
Oculist and Aurist, formerly of Leyden, Hol
land, is located at No. 511 Piue-st., Philadel
phia, where persons afflicted with diseases of
the Eye or Ear will be scientifically treated
and cured, if curable. .Artificial Eyes insert
ed Without pain. Np charges made for exam
ination. The medical faculty is invited, as
he has no secrets in his mode of treatment.
February. 6., 1864.-ly.
rp• To CONSUMPTIVES. Consumptive suf
ferers will receive a valuable prescription for
the cure of Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis
and all Throat and Lung 'affections, (free of
chalge) by sending their address to
Rev. EDWARD A: WILSON,
September- 24,1864.3m] _ O.!
0 NING AlgriAdE.'S
Ostig. tcv ,
Market Street, Marietta.
AVING Just laid in a pure and frc.lh stock
of Medicines, would take this fl.(•hitS to
iu orm his old friends and the public in gener
al that everything now on hand is really new
and Iresh—his entire old stock having some
time sioce been disposed of—which has been
carefully selected and is now offered at fair
and reasonable prices FOR CASH.
In addition to his stock of
will be found a varied assortment of Toilet and
Fancy Articles, such as
Tooth, Hair and Nail Blushes, Infant ,
Combs and Brushes Pocket and Red- [,
ding Combs, Toilet, Shaving and '
Tooth Soaps, Basin and Haul's Fine
Extracts, Hair Oils and Pomades, Port
Monnaes and Pocket Books, Hair
Dyes, Tooth Washes,.Pearl Pow
der, Roue, Colougne, Bay Wa
ter, Powder Boxes, &c., Ike.
Corn Starch and Farina, Coal Oil, Lamps,
• Shades and Chimneys,
Everything in the Stationary wry, such as
Pens, Inks, Note, Tissue, Blotting and other
kinds of Paper, Envelopes, Clarified and other
Quills, Scented Gloves for the wardrobe, and
an endless variety of fancy and useful articles,
usually found at such establishments, but any
article not on hand will be ordered at once.
A new kind of playing cards, called "Union
Cards," haying Stars, Flags and Crests instead
of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, &c. The Face
cards are Goddesses, Colonels, instead of the
Queens, Kings and Jacks. This / lig a beauti
ful and patriotic substitute for the foreign em
blems and should be universally preferred.
School Books, Copy Books, Slates and the
School Stationary general]}, and Bibles, &c.,
always on hand.
Dr. H. has secured the services of an experi
enced and careful pharthaceutist who will al
ways be in attendance. The Doctor himself
can be consulted at the store, unless elsewhere
II :3 2 w Subscriptions for all the Magazines, Il
lustrated and Mammoth Weeklies received.
H A RD *AA ll'
IPatter.e on_ cfc
NO. 661 .MARKET STREET,.
D EALERS IN 6
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
Keep constantly on hand-a full stock or Buil
ding Material, Nails;
LOCKS lIINGES, 11)
GLASS, PA- !S, OILS, WHITE LEAD, A
SUPERIOR ARTICLE OF CEMENT,
IR ON: Rolled and Hammered
Iron, Steel, Horse-Shoe Bars,
Norway Nail Rods, Hoop and Band
Horse-Shoe Nails, Bolts, Files, Rasps, etc.
FIRST-CLASS [COOKING _
AND PARLOR STOVES, RANGES,
Tubs, Churns, Codas Stands,
Wash Boards, Buckets,
Knives and Forks,
Sad .Irons, Kraut Cutters, Waiters, Brass a Fr'.
Copper Kettles Clothes Wringers. Pans,
Iron Ladles, Meat Stands, Coal Oil
Lamps, Shades and Lanterns, Tea,
Scales, Coffee Mills, Painted
Chamber Setts, &c., &c.
Forks, Shovels, Hoes,Spades, florae Brushes,
Wheel Orease,'Foh, Sperm and I..ubric Oils,
, Cistern Pumps, Long . and Short Traces,
Breast Chains, &c., &c.
T(10 L 8: Hand and Wuod Saws, Hatchets,
Chopping and Hand Axes, Planes, Chis,els,
Augers and Auger Bits, Braces, Prunning
hooks 'and Shears, &c., &e. - • •
Thankful for past patronage, we hope to merit
and receive a continuance of the same.
PATTERSON . 4 - CO.
Marietta, July 30, 1864. ti
WINES & LIQUEIaS.
El. D. I3LNJL\ J
DEA' ER IN
WINES 8c LIQUORS,
Picot Building, Marietta, Pa.
BEGS leave to inform the public that he
continue the WINE Sr, LIQ,U Olt .busi
ness, In all its branches. Ili:will constantly
keep on hand all kinds of
Brandies, Wines, Gins, Irish and Scotch
Whiskey, Cordials. Bitters, 6T.,
Justly Celebrated Rose Whisky,
ALWAYS ON HAND.
A very surerior OLD RYE WHISKEY
list received, which is Warranted pore..
Ti3=• All H. D. B. now asks of the public
is a careful examination of his stock and pri
ces, which will, he is confident, result in Ho
tel keepers and others finding it to their ad
vantage to make their purchases from 1 im
THE COLTJMBIA. INSURANCE CO.,
Of Cotumbin, Lancaster County, Penna.
FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT.
Whole amount insured, $2,604,435 68
Whole'amount of Premium Notes, 255,931 46
Bal. Cash Premiums,
January 1, 1863, $2,120 31
Iteepti for premiums,
less Agt's commiss
ions in 1863, 9,382 45
Receipts for Assessments
less Agt's commissions
in 1863, 2,385 02
Losses and expenses paid
in 1863, $10,133 32
Bal. of Premiums, Jan. 1, --
1864, 3,754 47
-- $13,887 ; 79
A. S. GRE a IEN, PRESIDENT,
GEORGE YOUNG, Jr., Recretary.
MICHAEL S. SHUMAN, Treasurer.
Robert T. Ryon, John W. Steacy,
John Fendrich, H. G. Minich,
Samuel F. Eaet lein, Michael S. Shuman,
Michael S. Shuman, S. C."Slaymaker,
George Young,Jr., Nicholas Mc Donald.
Edmund Spering, Amos S. Green.
Diseases of the Nervous, Seminal, Urinary
and Sexual Systems—new and. reliableireat
ment—in Keports of the Howard Association.
Sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes, fLee
of charge. Address, DR: J. SKILLIN Houttri-
Tow, Howard Association, No. 2 South Ninth
Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
A y T s T G E u TI C 'I n O ps NLS ey P , O 4 R 6 T un SIV I L!
Dupont's Sporting and Glazed Duck Powder
Baltimore Shot ; Shot Pouches, Powder Flasks
&c„ at JOHN SPANGLER'S..
ILCO X' S Celebrated imperial Ex-
V V tension Steel Spring Skeleton Skirt, with
self-adjustible Bustle. The latest and lied in
use, just received at
rrICKt/RY & Oak Wood, BO Cords each
Hickory and Oak Wood. Orders. must,
be accompanied with the cash when they will
be promptly filled. Spaugler & Patterson.
A' LARGE - LOT OF BIII , F WINDOW
SHADES at remarkably low ,prices—
to closeout. JOHN SPA.NGLF:II .
Market Street, Marietta.
IYOM'Se p dical Drops, and Clarles Fop
jinale Ng at The
By this Sigh we Conquer
'Whenerer the way seems long,
Or the heart begins to fail,
We sing a more minder nil soar,
And tell a more wondelful to
JANUARY 1, 18G5
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANN/ R s
vrtif Nom path Altrturn
The Pride of the Fireside
T N the prime of a vigorous intellectual man,.
the Plicenix of the weeklies
ita flight for the new year, over the NVTII . C ., :n
its flagging and lifeless contemporarie,
its eye fixed upon the sun, beneath which
owns no rivalry.
The war, which has toppled down whate,,.
is shallow and baseless, has written no wri.f
kle on the bright wgis of our success
n. ; -
features for -the issue of 1865 shake the
of whatever has heretofore been deemet
penal in hoist literature. Both sides of t!,.
Atlantic render us tribute. We shall centre, ;,
the thrilling romances of Miss M. E.
necromancer of the strong dark passions. t
whom we pay more money annually then Int. ,
entire capital of our imitators, and a dd t o
American staff the champion jester of the cap
and bells. Josh Billings, who will commence
with the first of .Tairuary a series of his welt
known inimitable comic papers, written ex
pressly for us, in his irresistably convulsiv,.
vein. Harriet E. Prescott. the most polished
and imaginative sketch-writer living ; P. T.
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renowned and versatile novelette-writers,
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Photographs of Popular People
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Article, by Jennie June, whose spriglifly
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The first of the year will inaugurate the
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A.LETUE ; or, The Child of the Cord,
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