Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 15, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 15, 1864 Page 1
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THE BEDFORD GAZETTE IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORMSO BY B. F. MEYERS, At the following terms, to wit: $1 75 per annum, if paifl strictly in advance. $2.00 if paid within 0 months ; §2.50 if not paid within C months. subscription taken tor less than six months C7*i\o piper <Hi on tinned nnVi! all arreiragos ate paid, unless at the option of the poblishet. It ha< been decided by the United States Courts that the stoppige of a newspaper without the payment of arrearages, is prima facie evidence of fraud and as a criminal offence. . CETTbe courts have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapets, if thoy take them from the post office, whether they snbsc n q^n.ot. Professional (Carets. JOSEPH W. TATE. ATTORNEY AT LAW, REV FORD. PA. Will promptly attend to collections and all busi ness entrusted to bis care, ih Bedford and adjoining counties. Cash advanced on judgments, r.otes, military and other claims. Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, and St. Jo seph's, on Bedford Railroad. Farms and unimproved land, from one acre to 160 acres to suit purchasers. Office nearly opposite the "Mengt.l Hotel" arid Bank of Reed Ik Sehell. April 1, 180-1 ly J R. DURBORROW, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Office ode door South ot the "Mengel House." Will attend promptly to c'd business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining coun'ies. Bedford, April 1, ISO 4. ESPY M. ALSIP, AT TOR NET AT LAW, BEDFOPD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to nil business entrusted to bis rate in Bedford and adjoining coun ties* Military claims, back pay, bounty, Ate., speedily co'lected. Office with Jlann & Spang, on '-nana ?r*<-i, two doors South of the Mengel Loose. Jan. 22, 'CI. J. ILSIP Im~ Auctioneers & fommixsion Mereiiaats, DEDFORD, FA.< Respectfully solicit consignments of Boots and Shoes, Pry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, antlsl! kinds of Merchandise for AUCTION and PRIVATE Sale, REFERENCES. pKibAnEi-piits. BrpFonn, Philip Ford He Co., Hon. Job Mann, Boyd & Hough, Hon. W. T. Daugherty, Armor Young He Bro., B. F. Meyers. Xannary J, 1864—tt. J. L. MAK3QTJRO, M. ~D. Having permanently located, respectfully ten jers bis professional services to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. CP'Office on Julianna street, opposite the B'lik, one door north of John Palmer's office. Bedford, February 12, !°64. I! • II • AliE RS , ATTOHMEY AT LAW, Bedford, Pa. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Military claim® speedily collected. Office on Jufiana street, opposite the post-office. Bedford, September 11, 18(53. F. M. KIXXXIX. '. W. LISGESFFLTEE KHVUIIELL & LINGEItIFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA Hy"Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South f the "Mengel House." JOB MANN. G. 11. Sr.iNG. MISJ&SFANG. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, ?\. The undersigned have associated themselves in the Practice ot the Law, and will attend promptly to ell business entrusted to their care, in Bedford and adjoining counties. C~r*Office on luliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House,'' opposite the residence ol Maj. Tate. Bedford, Aug. 1, ISCI. JOHN P. RE F I> . ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Jicape+tit!ly tenders hi services to the PuUir. [SfOrtice second do?r North of the .M-ngel House. Bedford, Atg, 1, 1861. JOII N BALM CR , ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA- promptly attend to n!i business entrus ted to his rare. Office on Jultanna Street, (near ly opposite the Merge 1 Hou3e.) Bedford, Aug. 1, 1801. A. U. COFFROTII, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Somerset, Pa Will hereafter practice regnlany in the several t'ourts of Bedford county. Business entrusted to his care will be faithfully attended to. December 0, 1561. S A .1! I I- L K E TTE R M A S , BEDFORD, PA., j Qy Would hereby notify the ciffizens of dedford •ounty, that he has moved ro the Borough of Bed ford, where he may a? all times be found b> persons wishing to see him, unless absent upoi, business pertaining to his office. Bedford, Aug. I,lßßt. 9-r —— J*con RECTI, J- L BCHW.I, HEED AST) SCII ELL. BANKERS * , IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD, PKNN ' * HF*DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made „nd money promptly lemitted. Deposits solicited. ST. CHARLES HOTF.L, CORNER or woon /nd TIHRD STREFTS PITTSBURGH, PA HARRY SIFIFLS PaoPßittToa. April 12 ISfll. A. A. SHUMWAY & CO., Ifnnufatturers and Wholesale Ji'iiert in Hoots 4.V Shoes, • No. 221 Market Street, and 210 Church Alley, PHILADELPHIA March 7, 18C.7—ly. ESTATE OF .MICHAEL HAMMER D, cU The undersigned appointed auditor by the Orphans' Court of Bedford County, to examine and settle the exceptions to the account of James Allison, Esq., Executor of the last will, Ac., of Michael Ha.nmer, 1 uee'd., and to report a distribution of the fund in the hands of said accounteant, will attend to the du- j of his appointment, at his office in Bedford on ! Saturday, the 11th day of April, A. D. 1684 at ten ; o'clock A. M. of said day. March 25, ISG4. S L. RUSSELL, Auditor, j VOESJME 59. NEtV SERIES ShcrifFa Sale. By virtue of sundry writs of Vend. Exponas end Levari Far-ins to me directed, there will he soid at the Court in the borough of Bedfonl, on Sat urday, the HOth day of April, A. D., ISGi. at 10 o'clock, A. M.. the following real estate, viz: ON F. I i!A<"! Of LAN D, sito ite in Cast Provi dence tovvnst.ip, Bedford county, Pa., con: iiniiii? a ■* hundred rjnd lor'y acres, about* SO acres cleared and under fence, with a one and a half story log house, double log b-rin and other out-buildings thereon e. rected. aiso, an epple orchard thereon, adjoining lands ol -'aniel Davis, John owartz, Leonard frtffin and otheis, and taken in execution as the property of John Sh-ighter. ALSO—One tract of land, ua to in Juniata tovva ship. Bedford county, containing fifteen acres, more or less, about seven acres cleated and under fence, with a story end a bait log house and small "log sta ble thereou erected, adjoining lands of Joseph Brin key, John A. Imgrund and other.-, and taken in ex ecution as the property of J M. Lehman. ALSO—One tract of land, situate in Southampton township, Bedfonl county, containing t-!7 acres more or less, about 20 acres ciearcd and under fence, with a story and a half log house arm small stable there on ereced, adjoining lands of Alexander Lee, Isaac Hunter, Abraham Kerns' heirs and others, and ta ken in execution as the property of David Smith. ALSO—On" of land, situate in Southampton township. Bedford county, containing eighty-seven acres, adj-uning lands of U. H. Spang fk O. F.. Shin ' en, William hams, Artemus Bennet and William Lnshley, being part cl a tract of land bought by William Oss from Abraham Kerns' executors, by deed dated 16th December, 186!, recorded in book AC, page 38, and taken in execution the proper ty of George iiams. • A LSO—One tract of land, situate in Liberty town ship, Bedford county, containing 142 acre 3, adjoin ing lands oi (). F.. Shannon, Esq., Jame- Claik, Le vi Abbott and others, with .1 new frame house and frame barn thereon erected, about 100 acres cleared and under fence, also, an apple orchard thereon. ALSO—One other tract of land, adjoining the ü bove, containing 50 acres, more or i?ss, 10 acres cleared and in: '-r fence, and taken in execution as the property of John Long. ALSO—A tract of land situate in Hopewell town ship, Bediord county, all the defendants risbt, title and interest in and lea tract ol land containing 63 acres, about 40 acres cleared are. under fence, with a hou'e and barn '.hereon erected, adjoining land of John Savage and the Raystdwn branch ot the Juni ata river and others, being the same tract ot land which was patented to Philemon Dickersoti in 1752, by sundry assurances in law, duly had b°conie vest ep >n John A. Osborn the defendant, with the right and appurtenances thereunto, and taken in execu tion as the property ot John A. Oiborn. ALSO—One tract oi land snuate in Londonderry township, Bedford county, containing ISO acres, more or less, about 60 acres cleared and under fence, with a two story log dwt-llii g house and log stable thereon elected, also, an apple orchard thereon, ad joining lands 01 David .Moser, Fredk. Smith, Geo. Wot to id and others, and taken in execution as til" property of Solomon Smith and George Woiford. ALSO—One tnct of land situate in Soutn Wood berry township, Bedford county, containing 73 acres more or less, adjoining lands of Miller's heirs, Ben jamin Voder and others, and taken in execution a* tr.e property 01 N. P. Reed. Al.hO—One tract of land situate in Southampton township, Bedford county, containing 16 acres more or kens, all cleared and under fence, with a two sto :y log dwelling fcoase, with kitchen attached, and a log stable thereon erected, adjoining lands of John H. Smith, 'l ilghman N'ortbcr ut and others, and ta ken in execution as the property of John Cavender. ALSO—One tract oi I; nd situate in Harrison township, Bedford county, containing 100 acres more or less, about -35 acres cleared and under fence, with a two stoiy log hou-e and log stable thereon erected, adjoining lands of Samuel .Miller Leonard May and George Troutman, and taken in execution as the property c f Frederick G. Stube. ALBo—One tiact of unimpiovei! land, situate in Bean's Gove, Southampton tovnGhip, BeSiojd coun ty, adjoining lands of Johnston Owen, John Gordon, Samuel H. Tate's heirs, John Ges :,a and otheis, containing 4io acres more er leas, am! taken ir. ex ecution as the property of Joseph Leaeure, ALSO—A lot of ground situdte in the town of Wood berry, Middle Woodbtrry townhip, Bedford county, fronting 0:1 Main street dbou' 61) feet, ex tending back about '3B teet to an alley, adjoining lot on the north ot the heirs of George*H-irker, de ceased, on the south by a lot of groan ! belonging to the Metbedist Church, with a two story loiTfranie house and porch, and other out-huiidnigs thereon erected, and taken in execution as the properly 01 Daniel B. Bulger. JOHN ALDSFADT, Bedford, April 8, 1564. Bheiiff, /tOUBT PROCLAMATION. To the Corener, the Justices of the P-ore, Con stables in the ff'iT rent Townships in the County Of Bedford, Greeting. KNOW YK that in pursuance of a precept to rre directed, under the hand and seal of the Hi! . JAMES Nll_L, President of the several Courts of Common Pleas in the Sixteenth District, con. sistit! - ; of the counties of Franklin. Ful'on, Bedford and Somerset, and by virtue ol hi office of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General .'ail de livery for the trial of capital and other offenders I 'herein and in the Geneial Court o: Quarter Ses<- ' jons Oi the Peace; and SAMUEL DAVIS and JAMES Drt'.fis, Jr.- Esq*., Judges ot the same Couit in the same County of Bedford, You and each of you are hereby rrouired to he and appear in your proper persons with your Records, Recognizances, Examinations, and d'her remembrances before the Judges aforesaid, at Bediat a Court of Over and Terminer and General Jail Delivery and Genera! Quarter Sessions oT the Peace thv_ re ' n 1° he noMen for the county of Bedford, aforesaid' on the first Monday of .May, (being the 2d da/;) at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, thre a flu' then 'p do those 'hings to which your several offices ap pertain. GIVEN undet* Tt.;' hand at Bedford, on the Sth of Apiil, in the year of otfr.Lord, 1864. 1 ' JOHN ALDSTAPT, Sheriffs Office, Bedford, I Sheriff. Apii! 8, 1563. S ADMINISTRATORS' NOTICE. Jitters of administration upon the estate of Ja cob Detwiler, late of Middle Woodberry township, Bedford county, having been granted by the Regis ter of said county to the undersigned; all persons knowing themselves indebted to said estate are re- i que.-ted to make immediate payment, and those hav ing claims will present them pr operly authenticated for settlement. PAVID O. HOOVER, MOSES DETWILER, April 1. 1604—6t Administrators. ADMINISTRATORS' NOTICE. Letters of administration upon the estate of John Metzgar, late of Juniata township, deceased, having been granted to the underigr.ed by the Register of Bedford county, all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims will make known the same without delay. JOHN ALSIP, DANIEL METZGAR, April 1, 13C4—Ct Administrators. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1864. Remarks of Hon. A. H. Coffroth. ON TITK Conscription 3IIL Below we append some well timed remarks - f our distinguished Representative in Congress made 111 running debate in speeches limited to lite minute?, on the Conscription bill. Mr. COl' I* 1101 ' I'S amendments were emi nentlyjjutu u t for they tend to relieve the peopleyf y wvotes and •inneccksarj burden* and for hi. success in ingrafting them on the bill, he wilt 1 eceive tlie hearty thanks of his constituents. The conscripts hereafter will be indebted to bis effort, lor tuning the examination hehlnear huino. Mr. COFi'Rl ;TH was opposed to the whole of thin oppressive Co'tseriptio'i bill, but. when ho saw that its p -ssage was a foregone eonelu-inn, he la bored hard to have it in as mild a form as pos sible. 1 .dr. C ofFroih. I move to insert after the words "iorty-live, in iitie ten of section eight, the following: I hat the ahiuav.t of two respectable witnesses regularly sworn before a person authorized toad-- tiiiiiier an oath will be conclusive upon the board ns to the age of tite (.{ratted or enrolled j mart. Tii the district of Pennsylvania in which I re- j side a grave dififieuity occurred under Ibe draft ( in liSbd. A. man in f niton county, over forty- I live years of age, was drafted. He went before j the board of enrollment with evidence of the' met. i itat evidence satisfied the commissioner for the time being, and the man was discharged, j lip was subsequently arrested as a deserter. ( f>Jr. .Morris, oi New rork. I rise to a (pies- j iion ot order, j tun not quite sure what the I proposition is. Ihe Chairman. Ihe gentleman from Pennsyl- j van:a proposes to amend the text. Mr. Morris, of New Turk Then the amend- , ment proposed is not germane to the amendment ( before the committee. Ihe Chairman. It is not proposed as an a mendment to the amendment, but as an amend ment to the original text, which takes precedence of the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York. Air. Coilfoth. Ihe person I speak of was ar retted as a deserter. lie sued out hi 3 writ of i habeas corf us, and went before the judge of that j county. He was discharged from custody on j the proof furnished that he was over forty-live t years ot age. Subsequently the lieutenant in j charge of a party for arresting deserters in that; county, in disregard of the action of the court, went to this man's house to arrest lata again for desertion, fit t.ic at.,'njp te to do so the Oinoer was shot. Ihe man surrendered himself for trial and on a fair hearing be for a jury of his country lie was acquitted. The amendment which I offer is required to meet such cases. [Here the hammer foil. I •rt,„ __ 1 .... 1.1 JO >llll tecum sermon was roaa nr. tallow# : Sw. 1.1. And b ft further enacted, That .sec tion two of the act for pnrolHtijr and ca'lirt (r out tha national- forces, and tor other purposes, ap proved .March ■>, 180-'-, shall be, and tite same is hereby amended by stril, out allot' said sec tion niter the word "enacted," and inserting the following, to wit : that the following persons be, and thoy are hereby, excepted and exempted from the provisions of this act, and shall not be liable to military duty under the some, to wit: such as are rejected as physically or mentally unlit for toe service ; the \ tee President of the Unit' I States, the heads of the various Execu tive Departments of the Government, the Gov ernors of the several States, and all persons ac tually in the military or naval service of the I nited States at the time of draft, or who have been in such service for the term of two years during the present war, and been honorably discharged therefrom: and no person but such as it re herein excepted shall lie exempt. Mr. Colffroth. I move to amend section thir teen ! y striking out commencing in line ten, the word-', "the A'Le President of the U. States, the Judg"- of the varum - courts of the United .State.--, the heads of'fl.-j various Executive Drpartmeiits of the Government, the Governors of the sev eral States." I understood the chairman of the Military Committee a moment ago fo say that ail the able-bodied men who can be obtained are wanted to put down tins rclicllion, and that ex emption 1 should be restricted as far as possible. ' ■ eli, -ir, it is as much the duty of the Vice President of the United States, tho judges of the various courts, Hie heads of the Executive I) partments, and the Governors of the sever al States to aid in the work "of suppressing the rebelion as it is the duty of the private citizen. I am opposed to the discrimination. -"W heu Senators and members of Congress are not excepted from the draft why is it that the ( ice President and these other officers are ex empted I J'hey are holding high positions under the Government, and! hey are asable to pay their S3OO for tho support of Die armies of "lie Uni ted jsjntcs as any other set of men in the country. They receive their employment and pay from the Federal Government, and why should they not contribute to the putting down of the re bellion. Now. sir, take a ditTerent class of society.— When the farmer l , tie mechanics, the merchants the lawyers, the physicians look over this law, will they not have good cause to complain that thefto men holding high offices and receiving large salaries are exempt ? When I look over this boby I see that perhaps two thirds of the members here are not exempt by reason of age. [Here the hammer tell.] The sixteenth section was then rend. Mr. CofFroth, I move V. amend the section by adding thereto the following; Provided, That the boards of examination of enrolled or drafted men are required to hold their examination within each county in tneir respective enrollment districts. Mr. A. Myar. I suggest to the gentleman that he insert after the word "county" the words "at the county seat, where practicable." Mr. Coflroth. I accept the modification. I de- Freedom of Thought and Opinion. I sire to say a single word in favor of the amend ment. Under the first draft the provost marshal of the sixteenth district of Pennsylvania hehl i his examination where he resided; and I sup pose, that was the case in almost every district. In the district 1 represent the examination was • I held at Chambersburg. In Somerset county six j bundf.'d and efght persons were drafted, and ■ many of those men had one hundred and f v.'en f; ty five miles to travel to reach the place of ex amination. We had no railroads leading through i the county to the place where the men were re quired to report. They ha 1 to travel that dis i tance in October over the rend which then ex • i i-te l in the mountains, and the expanse to the Government amounted on an average to seven lor eight dollars to the man. The expense of 1 that : ng'.e county in the district was over five i thousand dollars. If the amendment is adopted the expense of iudding the examination :n the 1.! different counties, will not be more than one i ( tenth what it is by compelling the men •> report jat the place where the examinations are now i held by the provost marshal. Mr. Grinnell. I ask the gentleman from Penn i syivania to accept this modification, "iu all {counties whore there arc not less than five thous and inhabitants." j. Mr. CofFroth. Certainly I will accept that , modification. Now, sir, u? a general thing in , Pennsylvania outside of the cities, drafted men j have to undergo the htuvisHip, fatigue and ex pense of traveling long distances, sometimes from 75 to 80 miles, to appear before the board 10l enrollment. My own district is about two I hund/ed miles in length, running west nearly to | the Monongnbela rjver, and down to the Stnto :of Alary laud, at Carroll county. Home of the ; drafted men of my district have to cross fi\fc or j :>ix mountains in onler to reach Cliambersburg, 1 whereas if the examinations had been held in 1 ffie county towns it wouid have been accornmo ; dating to them and would have saved money to the Government. - 1 claim this out of justice fo the people. We arc legislating here not to impose greater bur cons than are absolutely necessary upon the masses of the people. We arc here to make ' I e burdens as light as possible upou tiieir shoul < a", litis we can do by the adoption of the i asnendiucnt which I have offered. At the same j time it will t-ffccl a saving of expense to the j Government As a matter of jjistiee, therefore, 1 i, ask the oliter side of the house to consider I t . 3 ameuduient and to adopt it. j Mr. Stevens. May i ask. my colleague to 1 odify h:s amendment by making it read "au r'.orixcd" inr.t£sai'of "required 7" "MrTUofirofh. I would yield to roy dislin- j guished colleague, but I am afraid that if we use the word "authorized" the object would not be accomplished. Ale. Stevens. The great difficulty before was that the Secretary of war considered he was not authorized to order this to be done. 1 think my colleague had better accept the modification. Air. Coflroth. Then I will accept my col league s suggestion, and modify my amendment 30 as to make it read "authorized." Air. Schenck. I move to amend the amend ment by inserting as a substitute for it the sev enteenth section of the House bill as follows: 1 hat the Secretary of war is authorized, when ever in hi? judgment the public interest will bo subserved thereby, to permit or require boards of examination ot enrolled or to hold their examinations at different points with in their respective enrollment districts, to be de termined by him. I ho committee on Military Affairs was satis fied that there was much reason in asking that the law should be amended in this particular. I he comimttee had the whole subject before it, and after consideration, adopted this rs the best form in which that authority ot requirement could bo placed. At first it was thought of pro viding that these sessions of the boards of en rollment should be held in the several districts, at tuc county seats, but there was found, to be a difficulty about that. There are States—Missouri and Kentucky, ior example—where it would bo impossible, or at least dangerous, to hold the sefiouj of the enrollment board at the county seats; and yet they may be within districts of country the greater part of which may be occupied by our troops or by loyal citizens. Then there are dis tricts in which the county sent would not be tho place for the sessions of the enrollment board. '1 his was felt to be the case in regard to the State of Michigan, a member from which State is on the committee. And yet there are large districts over which men must travel a great distance if the hoard is to sit in only one place. It was therefore thought advisable that instead of requiring absolutely that the sessions of the enrolling boards should bo held at the sev eral county scats it should be left to be deter mined, under the administration of the law, by tho War Department, whether they are to bo held at particular points, of such a prominent character; of such accessibility and convenience, as make them tho most proper points. There are places where it may be well to hold sessions at more than one point; and on the other hand here are places where cessions at one point may do for two counties. I think the committee hru put the mutter in the best shape, all things con sidered ; and therefore I hope the substitute vvil be adopted. Mr. Winfield. I think that the question pre sented to the committee liy the amendment of fered by the gentleman from Pennsylvania, and by the Substitute proposed by the chairman of the Military Committee, comes before us in this light: while it is conceded that perhaps "one reformation of the evil complained of by the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Str. Coffro'hJ.ia necessary and important, the question arises whether the locAl boards of enrollment, are not better judges of the necessity of affording this relief than the Secretary of War can possibly be. It appears to mc that the Secretary of War in the midst of his multiferione duties would not desire to atime the responsibility and trouble of determining with reference to each of these WHOLE \THBER, 3104 congressional districts where this authorization to change the place of holding the sessions of the board of enrollment is necessary. While L believe that he would act with as much I tiality and fairness as it would he possible for : any officer to exercise with the Vast amount of labor and responsibility which i-> resting on him, yet I have no idea, Air. Chairman, that lie de sires to assume the increase of labor which the determination of these applications would (In volve upon him; and I submit that the local boards* having a better knowledge of the local ities and the interests of each particular com munity, are entirely competent to determine this question if it shall Is* left as a matter of choice or determination with them. I therefore prefer the original amendment. The question Ieing on the amendment. Mr. Cofirotb demanded tellers. Toilers were ordered: and Messrs. Cofiroth and Sc lie nek \vere appointed. The House divided; and the tellers reported —ayes 57, nays 52. So the amendment was agreed to. LEGAL INTELLIGENCE. A countryman walked into the office of Law yer Barns, one day and began bis application : "Barn*, I have come to get your advice in a case that is giving me some trouble." "Well, what is it?" "Suppose now," said the client, "that a man had one spring of water on his land, and bis neighbor below should build a dam across its creek through both of their farms, and it was to back the water up into the other man's spring; what ought to be done ?" "Sue him, sue him by all mean?." said the lawyer, who always became excited in propor tion to the aggravation of his clients.—"You can recover heavy damages, sir, and the law will make hirn pay well for it. Just give me the case, and I'll bring the money from him and if he hasn't a great deal of property, it will break him tip, fir." "But stop, Barns," cried the terrified appli cant for legal advice, "it's I that built the dam and its neighbor Jones that owns the spring, and he threatens to sue me." The keen lawyer hesitated a moment before he tacked his ?hip and kept on. "Ah! well, sir, j r ou say you built a dam a cross that creek. What sort of a dam was it, sir?" "It was n mill dam, ?Ir." "A mill dam lor grinding grain, was it ?" "Yes it was ju3t that." "And it is a good neighborhood mill is it?" "So it is, sir, and you may well say so." "And all your neighbors bring their grain to lie ground do they ?" "Yes, sir, all but Jones." "Then it is a public convenience, is it not?" "To lie sure it is. I would not have built it but f.r that. It is so far superior to any other mill, sit." "And now," said the old lawyer, "you toll me that man Jones is complaining just because tiie water from your dam happens to put back into hi? little spring, and lie is threatening to sue yon. Well, all I have to say is to let him sue you, and he will rue the day us sure as my name is Barns." TUB GKTTYBBUHO HATIT.IC-FlFXl>. — David \V ilis, Esq , of Gettysburg, the General Agent of Philadelphia, for the Soldiers' National Cem etery, gives the following interesting facts rela tive to tho battle-field: Alt the bodies of our I nion soldiers have been disinterred, and care fully buried in their appropriate places in the new National Cemetery. The total numbei thus removed and inferred is three thousand five hundred and twelve. About one thousand of them are unknown, and one-fourth of the whole number belong to New York. Quite an amount of money was found on them, both in coin and paper, in sums ranging from tin fraction of r. dollar up to fifty dollars. All this money and these relics have been taken care of by the com mittee. THE I?EBST. DEAD AT GETTYSB! UT. —From [evidences developed to the workmen and others j engaged in removing the dea l bodies on the bnt- I tie-held, >ii y are noiv fully convinced that not 1-3 than seven thousand rebels lost their lives in tiiis contiict, the bodies of whom are still there. In one space of three acres were found three hundred and twenty-five Confederates slain; and elsewhere, in a single trench. two hundred and fifty more. A considcrble portion of fclie battle-ground is likely to be ploughed up in the spring and summer, by farmers owning it, preparatory to planting corn and other grain. As a matter of course, the Confederate graves must be obliterated, and the trenches which now indicate their burial plaoes. There is a strong desire with the people, in repeet to hu manity, to have these bodies, though of the.en emy, respee tfuliy and decently put away, in some enclosure where they may not be disturb ed. CiTOld Mrs. Dawson was called on as a wit ness. She was sharp and wide awake. Atinst the cross-examining lawyer, out of all patience, exclaimed— "Mrs. Lawson, you have brass e nough in your face to make a quart pail."— "Yes," sho replied, "and you've got suss enough in your head to liil it." y A chap out west was invited to take a hand at a game of '-poker," a fashionable game .vith gamblers on the Aii/sissippi—but refused, saying, I thankee. 1 played poker all one aut rmar, ~au I had to wear nankeen pants ail the next winter. I have no taste for that amuse ment since. ff3"An Irish drummer, who now and then indulged himself in right good potheen, was ac costed by the inspecting General—"What makes your face look so red V' "Plasc your honor," replied Pat, "I always blush when I speak to a General officer." - -L-.ZJTZ XT' T~* \ .. J . Raira of Sttumlising. One Square, three weeks or less. % $1 25 One Square, each a<l<l)tvcoral insertion less than three moutha . 20 3 XO*THS. 6 MONTHS. 1 TEAR One square • $3 50 $4 75 $8 00 Two squares 500 700 10 00 Three squares fl .50 00 15 00 i Column 19 00 20 00 35 00 One Column 20 00 35 00 05 00 Administrator's'andExecutora' notices $2.50, Au ditors' notices $1.50, if imder 10 lines. $2.00 if more than a square and less than 20 lines. Eatrays, $1.25, if but one head is advertised, 25 cents lor every additional head. The spice occupied by ten lines of this size oi type couateonesquare. A! I fractions of a square under fivelineswill b- m".:ured as a half square and ail over five tines 8S a iull square. At' legal advertisements will be "barged so the person hand ing Shem in. VOL. 7, NO 37. THE CHANGE. J I >ur years ago the angels ofLeaven could I look down to behold thirty millions of people ! wending their way to their mpectiyo churches j t;p<.n the holy Sabbath. The chime of ten thou . sun.; bells would hallow the morning with tltcir I peneoftd tones, and as many ministers of the i gospel of fence, might be seen repairing to their respective pulpits, to preach .salvation to a Chris tian people. There watt 110 sound in city or harn ivt to break in upon the saoredncss of that holy day. All was prosperity and joy and peace. The gr- 'n fields, from the Aroostook to the Rio Grande, waved in promise of a plentiful harvest. The busy ships glided over every ocean.uninolest ed bv pirates; the white sails of commerce were spread upon every sea. The light steamer was fund upon every river, and the rumbling car upon every railroad. The inhabitants of South ern and Northern States met in social accord, and shook the hand of friendship.—There seem ed to be no enemy in the midst of a free and happy peopie. All felt secure under the stars and stripes of a government composed of thirty three sovereign States. But, alas, "there's a poison drop in every man's purest cup." Abo litionism had long been insiduously infusing its deadly virus into the heart-blood of the nation. Time and ag;un it had threatened to effect a dis solution of the then glorious Union. A Presi dential election came round, and the people, re posing in false security, and lulled to sleep by the song of puliuoal syrens, permitted Abolition ism t gain ascendency. Four years have scarce ly elapsed since, and Oh, how it breaks the poor heart to look back upon the scenes that have transpired within that time, and that are still being enacted! Millions of brethren arrayed in arms against each other. Millions of graves fill ed with the bloody victims of war's dread car- . nage. Thousands upon thousands of widows and orphans. Myriads of starving negroes fol lowing victorious or vanquished armies. Church es desecrated, cities laid in ashes, the waving grain destroyed, the cattle upon a thousand hills driven away, or cruelly shot down. Private dwellings everywhere smouldering in ashes. The holy Sabbath day scarcely "if at all recognized. The vulgar oath and blasphemous expression as cending to heaven from ten thousand tongues, old and young. Even life itself, once held sa cred, not worth the habiliments in which it is clad. A debt of immeasurable magnitude break ing down every branch of industry. A milita ry government substituted for a civil one, and the will of a General more powerful than coart or constitution.—The great foundation of just- . up, and the mitkm. drifting along and settling down as the deb tin of some new forma- •"•* * tion. Would to God that the nation were bdf four short years younger!— Johnstown DcmocMt. The render will scarcely know how to pro nounce this word, as it is not found in modern dictionaries, and indeed it does not matter much wether it he pronounced at all. The reader can just call it sundries, and read on. It is. a real, genuine, Abolition bantlings invented as a new term for an old doctrine. It is two Greek words put together with an English termination, and means a mixed generation, or a reproduction of two races in one, or a production that cor aLns, in equal quantities, the elements of two distinct antecedents. It is the term or name of the doc trine that a white man ought to marry a black woman and raise a mulatto offspring. The Abolition party now argue that the races ought to intermarry, and thus produce a more healthy progeny. Nearly all the Republican papers now , favor this lnt link in the chain of negro equal ity. At, first they ouiy argued that the s!re* should be fee to go where he pleased, and to labor for whom he desired. Thev well knew that if they would announce their real inten tion.-. at once, the moral sense of thc-communi ty would be so shocked, that the doctrine of a malgamation would not gain a single disciple. Hence, they condoled to introduce the theorv or dogma, line by line and step by step. As so >n as they got the silly people to believe that the slacc would be. better free, they argued that he ought to be a soldier, and that ho should, j jlf':t and sit p with white men. The next prop osition w:>.< that he should ;• dc in the name cw>. I Soon after this, tlvev proposed and advocated political equality. After this dose was swallow ed, the subject Oi' soct U equality was mooted.— St ill the fiaiple once did not imagine that tho parly to wliich thev belonged meant uiuulgama- t-rK Hut now come- the ln-t and most nause ating close of all, that ithe two races must intennerry and produce a new race of mulat loes. Lest this new idea might shock the sense, and insult the intelligence of the people, it has been couched ui an incomprehensible term—a word that few will at first Understand. It is only a miscegenation of the races. But, dear ~ reader, it means nothing less and nothing more than intermarriage with the negro, and tho pro duction of the mulatto, and all who vote the Republican ticket, vote for the amalgamation of* the two races. Tho new term may deceive many who do not believe in the odious doctrine, but it is now endorsed by all the intelligent lead ers of the Abolition Republican par'y. Horace Greeley admits the truth of the interpretation we give, and declares that such a result is bet ter than slavery. It is a horrible doctrine to teach to the rising generation, but it is now pro mulgated as one of the pi'tn/cs in the Republican platform , both of the Fremont and Lincoln fac tious, and Republicans must teach tho doetrine to their families, or else abandon their old party connections. We can scarcely pick up a Re publican newspaper t jat has not tjie long word m scegtnation, somewhere in its columns, and the doctrine either openly advocated, or ivinked at by the editors. Now is it possible that we are drifting to so fearful a destiny. Must the An glo-Saxon blood—the Celtic ancestry, commin gle with that of the sable sons of Africa? Oh, tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Askelon. lest the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircnincised triumph!—T'\ MISCEGENATION.

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