Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, 7 Aralık 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated 7 Aralık 1866 Page 1
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TERMS OF PUBLICATION. TB, IKDFO* GAZETTE is published every Fri- HaT morning by METERS A MIJTSEL, at $2.00 per „mium, if stnetly advance; 52.50 if paid within six months; $3.00 if not paid within six montbf. All eubseriptton it try nuts MUST he \rttltd annually- So paper will be sent out of (te State unless paid for is APVASCE. and all sueb inscriptions will invariably be discontinued at t!ie expiration ef the time for which they are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than three months TEN CENTS per line for each tn- Vrtion. Special notices one-half additional AH esolutions Associations; sommunicotions of iir.ited or individual interest, and notices of uiar rj*ges and deaths exceeding five line*, ten tents mtr line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line. All legal No titer of trery kind, and Orphans' j Cturt and Judicial Sale*, art required bp late publish.*! < i*>h papers pn Disked in thia ] *" ■ All advertising due after first insertion. A liberal discount ii made to persona advertising by t'ue quarter, half yaar. r year, ns WW*I: $ sionths. 6 months. 1 year, j •finesauare - - - $4 50 $ 00 $lO OH SI". -- - 000 Odd lfioo; Three t us re. ---# 12 00 20 00 Quarter colutna --14 0# 20 00 35 Ofl Half eolumn --- MOO 25 00 45 00 One column - - - - 30 00 4o 00 (Ml 00 ♦One square te occupy ene inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with leatness and dispatch THE GAZETTE OFCICE has just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and averything in the Printing line can be execu ted ia the most artistie manner and at the lowest ratea. —TERMS CASH. ■J" All letters should he addrcssd to MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers. :Attornfu.s at £au\ j.-SKIMI W. TATE, ATTORNEY ~' AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., will promptly attend to collection* of bounty, back pay. Ac . sri *ll business entrusted to hi* care in Bedford and adjoining countie*. Cash advanced on judgment*, notes, military and other claims. H*i for al Town lots in Tatesville, where a £ l Church is erected, and vrhere a large School House *hB he built. Farms. Land and Timber LC*T*. from one acre t 500 acres to uit pur Office nearly opposite the ''Meiige! Hotel'" and Bank of Reed A Schell. IT ; MVB SHARPS. E P- KERR. nil AREE & KERR, ATTORN EYS AT LAW BEDFORD. P*., will practice in the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of fice "2 Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of jt • 1 A Schell. _ [March 2. "f>6. R BLHBORROW. I JOHN LL'TZ. nr RR()RR () \V fc Ii rT z , ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA . IT;]i attend promptly to all business intrusted to tL-ircare. Collections made on the shortest no il - r tre.also. regularly licensed Claim Agents ( r::( will gite special attention to the prosecution cfclaim* against the Government for Pensions, E.i k Pay, Bounty, Bounty Lauds, Ac Office on Juliana street, one door South of the Mcegel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer effiee. TOILN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA Respectfully tenders * - services to the public, office second door North of the Mengel House. Bedford. Aug. 1, 1861. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT } LAW. BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly attend &n business entrusted to his care. Particular attention paid to the collection of Military claims. Office on Juliana Street, nearly SDpo-ite the Mengel House. Bedford. AUG I. 1861. ¥ASPY M.ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT Ij LAW. BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and r > aptly attend te all busine-s entrusted to his are in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military •V-. ins. back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Ju'iana street, : i doors uth of the Menge! House. Jan , 1864, *. 11MMEI.L. | J. W. LINUENFELTER. KIM.MIXL & LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., II ive formed a partnership in the practice of 1 Law Office #n J uliatia street, two doors South ■ Kvngel " /1 H. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT \J, LAW BEDFORD. PA Will promptly at tend to collections and all bu-ooess entrusted to Li- ears'in Bedford and adjoining counties. Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mr*. Tat* ko i B F. METERS J W. DICEKRSO*. MEYERS A DICKERSON, AT TORNEYS AT LAW. Bedford. Pa., office •Hue as formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Schell, TWO do*rs ea*t of the GAZETTE office, will practice in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions, bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase and sale of real estate attended to. | mayll.'fiti. FOHN 11. FILLER, Attorney** LAV, *1 Bedford, Pa Office nearly opposite the Post Office. [apr.2o,'66.—ly. and Dentists. f ) 11. PEXXBYL, M. 1)., llloopy | , Run, Pa . 'lute surgeon 56th P. V. V.,) ten ders his professional services to the people of that place and vicinity. Dec. 2-'. 65-ly* ITr WTJAMISON, M. I'.. Bloody it s Rk'v. Pa., tenders his professional servi es to the people of that plaee and vicinity. Office door west of Richard Lnugdon's store. Nov. It, '6s—ly f ill. J. L. MAIIBOURG, Having 1 / permanently located, respectfully tenders i a professional services to the citizens of Bedford aiid vicinity. Office on Juliana street, east side, nearly opposite ti. Banking House of Keed A Schell. Bedford. Feb, u.ary 12. 15,64. c. K.BICKUK, I J. G. WISSICH. JE-, UKXTI 8 T 8 , BEDFORD, PA "ffiro in the Bank Building, Juliana St. All operations pertaining to Surgical or Me •hiriical Dentistry carefully performed, and war ranted Tooth Powders and mouth Washes, cx aell'.'iit articles, always on hand TFK'MS—CASH. Bedford, January 6. ICS. nil. GEO. C. DOUGLAS, Respect fully tenders his professional services to the people of Bedford and vicinity. OFFICE—2 doors Vest ..f the Bedford Hotel, above Birder 9 Silver Smith Store. B - - sidence at Mai. Washabaugh's. Mg 24.'66 TBI U M I'H i N DENTISTRY! teeth extracted without pain, by the use of Nitrous Oxide, and is attended with -• danger whatever. TEETH INSERTED u pon a new style of base, which is u combination ■ I'dil and \ ulcanite ; also, upon Vulcanite, Gold, •'>*' 1 and Silver. U.MPORARV SETS inserte 1 if called for. eeial attention will be ma le to diseased gums * .2 * eure warranted or no charge made. ' i.ETH FILLED to last for life, and all work the dental line done to the entire satisfaction of r the money refunded. Prices to correspond the times. V ' have located permanently in Bedford, •hall visit SchelDburg the Ist Monday of each otb. remaining one week ; Bloody Run the 3rd ' " lay, remaining one week ; the balance of my 4[''•" I c vii be found at my office, 3 doors South of Court House, Bedford, Pa. jcy 16,'66. WM. W. VAN ORMEK, Dentist. gssfctf*. . KKoi I J. 1. S< IIKI.L. f > K E D A N I) SC II E Is L, A banters and bl ' : A Is ER 8 I X E X Ull AXG E, BEDFORD. PA., ■' •AI TS bought and sold, collections made and '7 promptly remitted. . Deposits solicited. * HU CP O. K. SHANNON V IMtKEIMOT IH'l'l', SHANNON AGO., lIAXK *t EltS, BKHFOHD, PA. BANK OK DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. '-EE I IONS made for the East, West, North •',!, ulr ' and the general business of Exchange • ''-sited. Notes and Accounts Collected and "'ttaoaes promptly made. REAL ESTATE rt and sold. Oct 20. 1565. •iNWABEdtF 41LL KIXRB AT 1 B Mc. blvmyer aCO p. BY MEYERS & MENGEL. iTtnrduare, &r. GEO. RUVMVER. | JOHN F. BLVMVER. / 1 FORGE BLYMYER & SON * IT having formed partnership, on the 6th of March, lSfifi. in the HARDWARE A HOUSE FURNISHING BUSINESS, respectfully iuvite the public to their new rooms, three doors west of the old stand, where they will find an immense stock of the most splendid goods ever brought to Bedford county. Those goods will be sold at the lowest possible prices. Persons desirous of purchasing BUILDING HAUDWARI will find it to their advantage to give us acall. WHITE LEAD.—We have on hand a large quantity of White Lend, which we have been for tunate to buy a little lower than the market rates. The particular brands to which we would invite attention, are the Part Burl Lead. Liberty White Lead. Snow Franklin White Lead, Washington White Lentl, II ashington Zinr While Lend, Noif York White Lead. ALSO:— French Poreelain Finish; Demur Varnish: Varnishes of all lands. Flaxseed Oil, (pare.) Turpentine and A/rohol. All kinds of IRON and NAILS. No. 1 CHRYSTAL ILLUMINATING COAL OIL. LAMPS in profusion. We would invite persons wanting Saddlery Hardware, to give us a call, as we have every thing in the Saddlery line, such as Buckles, Rings, Jlames and Webbing Leather of all kinds; also a variety of Shoe Findings, consisting of French Calf Skins. Morocco Linings. Bindings, Pegs, etc. Housekeepers will find at Blymyer A Son's store a great variety of household goods. Knives and Fork of the very best quality; Plated Table and Tea Spoons at all prices. Give us a call and we can supply you with Barn Door Rollers, the latest improvements; Nova Scotia Grindstones, better than any in use; Shovels, Forks and Spades. Grain and Grass Scythes and Snathes; Fishing Tackle; Brushes of all kinds; Demi-Johns; Patent Wheel Grease, Tar and Whale Oil, and aL infinite variety of articles. $20.000 WANTED—WouId like to get it if our friends wauld let us have it. Less will do; but persons having unsettled accounts will close them up to the first of March, to enable us to close our old books. This should be done may4,'66. GEO. BLYMYER A SON. pruivs, &t. JL. LEWIS having purchased the Drug Store, lately owned by Mr. H. C. Rea mer takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity, that he has just returned from the cities witli a well selected stock of DRUGS. MEDICINES. DYE-STIFFS. PERFUMERY. TOILET ARTICLES, STATIONERY. CO A L OIL, LA MPS AND CID dXEYS, BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS, SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO. FRENCH CONFECTIONS, Ape . A-r The stock of Drugs and Medicines consist of the purest quality, and selected with great care. General assortment of popular Patent Medicines. The attention of the Ladies is particular y invi ted to the stock of I-ERFITMERV, TOILET and FASCV ARTICLF.S, consisting of the best perfumes of the day. Colognes. Soaps, Preparations for the Hair. Complexion and Teeth ; ice for chapped hands; Teeth and Hair Brushes. Port Monaies, Ac. Of Stationery, there is a fine assortment: Billet, Note. Letter, Leaf and Mourning Paper, Envelops, Pens. Pencils, Ink, Blank Deeds, Power of Attorneys. Drafting Paper, Marriage Certifi cates. Ac,, Ac. Also, a large quantity of Books, which will be sold very cheap. Coal Oil Lamp Hinge Burner, can be lighted without removing the chimney—all patterns and prices. Glass Lanterns, very neat, for burning CoalOii. Lamp chimneys of an improved pattern. Lamp Shades of beautiful patterns. Howe's Family Dye Colors, the shades being light Fawn, Drab. Snuff and Dark Brown, Light and Dark Blue, Light and Dark Green, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Royal Purple, Scarlet, Maroon, Magenta, Cherry and Black Humphrey's Homeopathic Remedies. Cigars of best brands, smokers can rely on a good cigar Rose Smoling Tobrrrn. Mi eh i gait and Solace Fine Cut. Natural Leaf, Twist and Big Plug, Finest and unrest Frenrh Confections, PURE DOMESTIC WINES. Consisting *) Grape. Blackberry and Elderberry Xolt M LSI' IS AL rsx The attention of physicians is invited to the stock of Drugs and Medicines, which they can purchase at reasonable prices. Country Merchants' orders promptly filled. Goods put up with neatness and care, and at reasonable prices. J. L. LEWIS designs keeping a first clnss Drug Store, and having no hand at all times a geueral assortment of goods. Being a Druggist of several years experience, physicians can rely on having their prescriptions carefully and accurately coin pounded. (Feb 9, 66 —tf (nothing, etc. I> ALLY! RALLY! RALLY! K Come one, come all, and examine THE EXCELLENT STOCK OF GOODS AT LI FUEL'S CLOTHING EMPORIUM AND FURNISHING STORE. A rare chance is offered to ALL to purchase good and seasonable goods, at the lowest prices, by cal ling at Lippel's. If you would have a good suit of Ready-Made Clothing call at Lippel's. If you would have good and cheap Ladles' Dress Goods, Calicoes. Muslins, Ac.. Ac . Ac . Call at Lippel's. If you would have furnishing goods of all de scriptions, notions, etc., call at Lippel s. If you would have the host quality of Groceries, buy them at Lippel's. Goods of all kinds, sold at the most reasonable prices, and country produce of all kiuds taken in exchange for goods, at Lippcl < scp.2H,'66. r\ U >ti nX( J EM p< >RIU M. —(I EC). 1 / RVTMI Nl> Merchant Tailor, Iledford, Pa., constantly on hand ready-made clothing, l S Coats pants, vests. Ac.; also a general as sortment of cloths, cassiineres, and gents'furnish . ~f nil kind"; also calicoes, muslins, Ac., klfofwtich rash My room D a few doors west of Fyan s store and opposite 1? L*. .n.rhle vard. I invite all to give me h calf. I have just received a stock of uew goods. way2s, 66 _ _ -ri uit iij <' A.UHAND BEALING J( ' fMr BLYMYER ACQ'S alio 'i'fdforti (iVa^cttr. VOODOIMKK. Ills' A'ative African Paganism Itifs* \- 'V rrsHwlms',.— li^n>tin v Hi-,-* ! J ' of VOOSISMI...!iiH:;eii<<- iV. ' l'- ro . n d sJ K<>giios sni their !<!- lowers. Ac., Ac. [From the Nashville Union and American. | Home two months or more ago wo copied from the Georgia and Mississip pi papers statements showing that ma ny of the negroes in certain localities in those States were afflicted with the most grotesque and absurd religious superstitions. The Rev. C. K. Mar shall, of the latter State, also made a statement of well-authenticated facts, indicating that these crude supersti tions were much more general among the negro population of the South than was generally known. ()noof the forms of this heathenism is denominated Voodoo by the negroes, and was exem plified practically in Memphis on Sun day last, in the manner stated by the Appeal , svs follows: "VoonooisM—We believe that this barbaric religion of worship is begin ning to take hold among the negroes. Free from the check which was once held over them they have unlimited control over their baser passions, and now and then it bursts out, and proves that the worship of their barbaric fath ers still runs in the blood of the Amer icanized negro. It was but last Sun day night that a party of live negroes, dressed in the garb which Father Ad am is supposed to have worn, dashed down across South street into an open field, yelping and shouting like mad men, to the terror of the women and amusement and surprise of the men, who did not know what to make of them. Talking with some negroes yesterday about this incident, we ask ed them what it all meant. Several shrugged their shoulders innocently, but one, more ignorant than the rest, informed us 'dey are tryin' to voodoo de niggars.' Voodooism, from what we can learn, is a superstition little le-s than the idolatrous religion of Af rica. It prevails more extensively in New Orleans than elsewhere, and its rites and ceremonies are most disgust ing. They believe in incantations and charms, bewitch their enemies by piec es of hair, feathers, and similar arti cles, which are charmed. They have been suspected of human sacrifices and are known to robgraves that they may procure materials for their charms, which are as varied and disgusting as those used by the witches in "Macbeth." Strange to say, they have made white converts, and, in one or two eases, of sensible people. The initiatory rites, a-described by the New Orleans po lice, who have several times broken in upon them, consist of naked dances a round a leaking caldron of charmed snakes, toads, human remains, and similar articles. They have a woman to whom they are subject. This wo man, who resides in New Orleans, is known to the police a* being a beauti ful octoroon. The subject is one of in terest, and the only works we know of on it are very unsatisfactory. The ne gro l)r. Randolph, lately traveling with the Southern loyalists, delivered some lectures on the subject at New Or leans, claiming that he had iearncsl its mysteries in Africa, but he evidently knew very little on the subject. It is known to be practised on most of the Louisiana plantations. GilmorcSimms has written a story called the 'Enchant ed ('row,' which is evidently based on this heathenism and superstitious reli gion. Itisto lie hoped that some com petent person will study it, for it is the religion of Africa brought toour doors. The Galveston (Texas) Bulletin, a few weeks ago, stated a ease occurring in the County Jail, as follows: "There is at the County Jail a dar key supposed to he voodooed. Bamho lias been there more than a month. He has never spoken, except when hun gry and forced to say 'bread/ and on one occasion when he was heard to say 'nice morning.' Yet the rascal can ev idently talk and understand what i said to him. He will stand by the hour straight in 'the position of a soldier,' staring at the blank wall. At other times he will sing 'Bobbing Around' for half the night, when he will curl himself on thegronnd, put his head on his tin plate and sleep like a pi£ The oilier negroes say he is either voodoo ed or else is voodooing somebody." Within the last ten days a case has transpired in this city, with similar characteristics. A negress, of the half-blood, who was for many years a slave in thefamily of the writer of this, and who has borne and reared a fam ily of several children, was taken sick some six weeks or two months ago, with some scrofulous form of disease. Failing to get relief she called in a ne gro "medicine man," who at once pro nounced hr bewitched, or voodooed. He told her that the bed on which she lay contained certain feathers, hones, and hair which had produced ah her suffering, and whereby she had been voodooed. To prove it he proposed to rip open and examine the bed. Upon doing so lie found certain minute chick en-bones, a lew chicken feathers, and some luiir. This demonstrated the truth of the physician's diagnosis, and he began his curative process by dis pelling the sorcery, by incantations, sounds, gestures, Sir., the evil spirit of the Voodoo. This so shocked and dis gusted the husband of the patient and the other members of the family, that the "medicine man" was peremptorily ' discharged, with a warning not to re BEDFORD. PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1866 turn. Another form of the superstitions of this race was disclosed at the session of the Methodist Conference, which as sembled at Galveston on the 2ith ult. The following is an extract from the proceedings: "Emanuel Ilainmitt, a negro preach er from Millican, was elected to dea con's orders. It was stated that he could read the Bible well, was a good preacher, and 'Southern' in his feelings. The bishop wished to know if he held any of the superstitions common a mong the blacks, and was informed that he did not. The bishop then sta ted that in travelling lately through Harrison county, on Red ltiver, he had found a religious organization of negroes, calling themselves -The An gel Band.' They were under the di rection of an old negro woman whom they called the' God-mother,' and who, they believed, knew all their thoughts and actions, whether they were present or absent. She prescribed punishment at pleasure, which was received with opposition by the criminal. "It was expected that each person should receive a revelation from Heav en and relate it to the society. One boy, about fourteen years of age, re ceived no divine light, and was order ed to be flogged tili the vision came. This was done and a wonderful story was related. The bishop asked the

boy how it was that the whipping gave him such a revelation, and received the answer : 'Sir, if you had been whip ped as I was, you would have had a revelation.'" BUTLER. Bt " Bsiflor the Author of the Ifohollion —K x t r:tr<l iun rj Devolution Alexander F. Pratt, editor of the Plain Pettier, published at Waukesha, Wis consin, a Douglas delegate to the Charleston Convention, in 18G0, and a man who lues known Benjamin F. But ler intimately from his youth, publish es some extraordinary revelations con cerning the part that notorious incen diary took in the Charleston Conven tion, the efforts he put forth to bring about secession, and the promises of help from the North, which he made in the name of Northern Democrats when secession should be accomplished in fact. Mr. Pratt says: "Butler had been sent to that convention as we were, instruc ted to vote for Stephen A. Douglas; but duringthal struggle, which lasted some two weeks, ho voted persistently for the nomination of Jefferson Davis. "At that time," continues Mr. Pratt, "secession was openly advocated, and was as plain to us in the distance, as it is now to aii, in the background. Six or eight well drilled and well armedand equipped companies were then daily parading the streets of that city. One by one were our National delegates led into the private room of St. Andrews Hall by Butler and others where they were met by such men as Slidell, Ma son and others who had their millions in gold to purchase the nomination of a Southern man. How much Butler re ceived we neither know nor care, but as we said before, the last speech we ev er heard from Butler, and it will prob ably remain the last, unless we may have the good fortune to hear him speak upon the gallows, was a secret meeting held one evening after he and the South ern delegates had seceded from our Con vention. We obtained admittance that evening through a friend from Alaba ma, and for nearly an hour listened to a speech from Butler to Admiral Pal mer. "In tliis speech Butler assured them that we, the Douglas Democrats, were "free soilers," that he and others rep resented the Buchanan, the 'Simon Pure' Democracy of the North—that in case of a collision of arms between the North and South that the genuine De mocracy would be found defending the rights of the South. And when tiring upon Fort Sumter, they had as much faith in the belief that Butler and the Northern Democrats would sustain them as they had in their powder igniting when they applied the lire to it. "There is no one more willing to pur don and forgive than we are: but when we reflect upon the past, and consider the human suffering caused by the late war, the mountains of human bones bleaching on the Southern soil, the riv ers of human blood that have drenched that soil, together with the home scenes of destitute orphans and widows, and the thousands of cripples who are hob bling limbless about our towns and cit ies; knowing as we do, of our personal knowledge, that Ben. Butler done more than all other Northern men put to gether to bring on the war, we cannot hut hope that we may yet live to hear his last speech made from a more eleva ted platform, and where he will be lis tenedto by better Union men surround ed by the officers of justice, sworn to do their duty. When that time arrives, •treason will be made odious.' " Arrangement with the Confederate* by Cenerul llntler—Holler's proposition to Van Worn—l'owder to the t'oufeder al es to Kill federals with. Correspondence of the Cincinnati Inquirer. "Oh ! damned villain."— Shakxpeare. While the Confederate army of the West was at Tupelo Mississippi, Gener al Butler was in New Orleans, and for months this noble, patriotic, unselfish man supplied them with l*>ots, shoes, salt, gunpowder, percussion caps, Ac., Does any man iloubt thisassertion ? If so, let that man go to Jackson, Missis sippi, or to any point on the New Of- 'pans Railroad below Jackson, and ask anybody living on the railroad if sup plies of all kinds were not regularly sent over the road from New Orleans. Let the unbeliever inquire for a cer tain Captain Colby (formerly known in Cincinnati, Ohio ) who was a commissa ry in the Confederate army, and station ed at Jackson, Mississippi, whether he did not receive constantly large sup plies of coffee, salt, &c., Ac., for a peri od extending over eighteen months. The writer of this article, whilein Jack son, Mississippi, in the summerof 18(52, had occasion to visit the chief clerk of Captain Colby, a Mr. Bliss, formerly Governor of Colorado Territory, and while there heard a conversation take place bet ween Colonel Jones, of Gener al Bragg'sstaff, and a confidential agent ofGeneral Butler in which it wasagreed on the part ofGeneral Butler to furnish the Confederate army of the West with shoes, blankets, salt, Ac., and 4,000 sacks of salt should be delivered—if I remember right—in three weeks. Bliss and myself were separated from the speakers by a board partition, not well made, and could hear the entire conver sation. As we listened we became much interested, and exchanged frequent significant winks, both being good Con federates. * Bliss afterward "sloped" to avoid the conscript law ; he was a fine fellow for all that, however. Butler's agent want ed a hale of cotton for a sack of salt, and the parties came near splitting on the point. Don't know how it was settled, but know that supplies came in regu larly. Upon the evening of the same day that the conversation above reported took place I visited the headquarters of General Van Dorn, and while talking to two of my old acquaintances—Col. Ned. Dillon, Chief Commissary, and Col. Lo max, both graduates of West Point— General Van Dorn himself came in laughing—"Well," said he to Col. Lo max, "I have just had a proposition from Gen. Butler, and he proposes to supply ourarmy with all we want, pro viding I will send hi in cotton." "What an infernal scoundrel he is," said Van Dorn. To this we all unhesitatingly agreed. "What a spectacle of depravi ty is here presented—a man furnishing gunpowder to slay his comrades, and clothes and food to supply their ene mies." I have been a Confederate soldier of the fighting department, and have met on many fields the noble soldiers of the Northwest, and I have thought when I have seen them dead and lying around me, that they had probably fallen, kill ed by ammunition furnished byGeneral Butler. Now this beast, this "shape in fernal," presents himself before the peo ple of the North, and has been hailed with applause by thousands. Is there ajust God above, who will pour out the vials of his wrath upon those who defy him! There is, and Ben. Butler will omi to a horrible end—mark the prediction, this man is destined to a terrible end. It might have been said of him that he was sim ply a brute for publishing hisorder No. _N, or for presenting a loaded pistol at the head of a weeping lady ; but where are the terms in which to characterize the utter depravity of the man who would slay thousands of his country men for gold. Come forth ye hundreds of witnesses of this man's depravity, and make it known to the world! I summon you to the inquisition, not as a partisan, but for the cause of human ity. Ben. Butler must he unmasked! Somebody must undertake this task. Some months ago I wrote to Secreta ry Stanton, giving him "the points" against Butler, and the names of the witnesses, but nothing has been done. I wrote a private letter to Sec, etary Stanton in regard to this matter, but not a move has ever been made against him. Butier is a worthy son o( New Eng land. lie is loved there as a good, true and patriotic man. Wait foratime and "see ills guilt unkennelled." JOIIX E. WATSON. A MECHANICAL HOUSE.—A sensa tion has been excited in Paris by an an nouncement that Mr. Aspic, of Cincin nati, has just invented a mechanical! horse, that is likely completely to set aside the employment of its living predecessors. Mr. Aspic's horse is of the size of nature, and acts by a series of springs, enabling the rider to walk, trot, amble, or gallop at will. The "dumb animal," it is said, can twist it self about, move its eyes, prick u]> its ears, and even neigh, if winked at. The only obstacle to the acqusition of such a steed, that will require neither hay, nor corn, nor straw, nor groom, is its high price—upward of SIO,OOO. The cure of an evil tongue must be done at the heart. The weights and wheels are there, but the clock strikes according to their motion. A guileful heart makes a guileful tongue and lips. IT is the work-house where is the forge of deceits and slanders; and the tongue is only the outer shop where they are vended, and the door of it Such ware as is made within, sued and no other, can come out.— Lcighlon. WHY are fowls the most economical stock for farmers? Because for every grain of corn they give a peck. WHAT is better than presenceof mind in a, rail road accident? Absence of body. ' SUBSCRIBE for the GAZETTE?. VOL. 61.--WHOLE No. 5.375 A. WARD AT NHAIiSI'EtKKS TOMB. [From the London l'unch, September 26. j MR. PI NCH, MY DKAK SIR I've been lingerin by the tomb of the la mentid Shakespeare. It is a success. You may make any use of this opin ion that you see fit. If you think its publication will subsvverve the cause of literatoor, you may publi.ate it. I told my wife Betsy when T left home that I should go to the birthplace of "Otheller," and other plays. She said that as long as I kept out of New gate she didn't care where 1 went. "But," 1 said, "don't you know that he was the greatest poit that ever lived ? Not one of these common poits, like that young idyit who writes verses to our daughter, about the roses as grows es and the breezes as blowses, but a boss poit—also a philosopher, also a man who knew a great deal about everything." She was packing my things at the time, and the only answer she made was to ask me if 1 was goin to carry both of my red flannel night caps. Yes, I've been to Stratford onto the Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. Mr. S. is now no more. He' been dead over three hundred (JOG) years. The people of his native town are justly proud of him. They cherish iiis mem ory, and them as sell picters of his birthplace, &c., make it profitable cher ish in it. Almost everybody buys a pieter to put in their alhiom. As 1 stood gazin on the spot where Shakespeare is s'posed to have fell down on the ice and hurt hisself when a boy, (this spot cannot be bought—the town authorities say that it shall never be taken from .Stratford,) I wondered if three hundred years hence picters of my birthplace will be in demand ? Will the people of my native town be proud of me in three hundred years ? • I guess they won't short of that time, because they say that the fat man vveighin 1 ,o?H) pounds which I exhibited there was stuffed with pi tiers and cushions, which he said one very hot day in July, "Oh bother, I can't stand this," and com menced pullin the pillers out from under his weskit and heaven 'cm at the audience. I never saw a man lose flesh so fast in my life. The audience said I was a pretty man to come chiselin my own townsmen in that way. I said, "Do not be angry, feller citizens. I exhibited him simply as a work of art. 1 simply wished to show you that a man can grow fat without the use of cod-liver oil." But they wouldn't listen to me. They are a low and grovel in set of people, who excite a feel in of loathin in every brest where lorfty emotions and original idees have a bidin place. I stopped at Leamington a few min its on my way to Stratford onto the Avon, and a very beautiful town it is. I went into a shoe shop to make a pur chis, and as I enteied I saw over the door those dear familiar words, "By Appointment: 11. R. H.;" and I said to the man, "Squire, excuse me, hut this is too much. I have seen in Lon don four hundred boot and shoe shops by Appointment: 11. R. II.; and now you're at it. It is simply onpossible that the Prince can wear 100 pairs of boots. Don't tell me," I said, in a voice choked with emotion—"Oh do not tell me that you also make boots for him. Say slipper—say that you mend a boot now and then for him ; but do not tell me that you make 'em reg'lar for him." The man smilt, and said I didn't un derstand these things. He said I per haps had not noticed in London that the dealers in all sorts of articles was by Appointment. I said, "Oh, hadn't I?" Then a sudden thought flasht over me. "I have it!" said I. "When the Prince walks through a street, he no doubt looks at the shop windows." The man said "No doubt." "And the enterprisin tradesman," I continued, "the moment the Prince gets out of sight, rushes frantically and has a tin sign painted, By Appoint ment, H. R. H. It is a beautiful, a great idee!" 1 then bought a pair of shoe strings, and wringing the shopman's honest hand I started for the tomb of Shake speare in a hired fly. It looked, how ever, like a spider. "And this," I said, as 1 stood in the old churchyard at Stratford, beside a tombstone, "this marks the spot where lies William W. Shakspeare. Alars! and this is the spot where " "You've got the wrong grave," said a man—a worthy villager; "Shake speare is buried inside the church." "< )h," 1 said, "a boy told me this was it." The boy larfed and put the sliil lin I'd given him into his left eye in a inglorious manner, and commenced moving backwards towards the street. 1 pursood and captured him, and after talkin to him a spell in a sarkastic stile, 1 let him went. The old church was damp and chill. It was rainin. The only persons there when 1 entered was a fine bluff old gen tleman, who was talkin in a excited manner to a fashinibly dressed young man. "No, Ernst Montressor," the old gentleman said, it is idle to pursoo this snbjek no further. You can never marry my daughter. You were seen last Monday in Piccadilly without a umbreller. I said then, as I said now, any young man as vontursout in a un certain climit like this without a um breller, lacks foresight,caution,strength of mind and stability, and he is not the proper person to intrust a daughter's happiness to." I slapt the old gentleman on the shoulder, and I said, "You's right! You're one of those kind of men—you are—" lie wheeled suddenly round, and in I a indignant voice said, "Go way go way! This is a privit intervoo." 1 didn't stop to enrich the old gentle man's mind with my conversation. I sorter of inferred that he wasn't inclin ed to listen to mo, and so J went on. Hut he was right about the umbreller. I'm really delighted with this grand old country, Mr. Punch, but you must admit that it does rain raythur numer ously here. Whether this is owing to a monerkal form of governmontor not, I leave all candid and unprejudiced per sons tosay. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in lofil. All the Commenta tors, Shaksporian scholars, otsetry, are agreed on this, which is the only thing they are agreed on in regard to him, except that his mantle hasn't fallen on to any poet or dramatist hard enough to hurt said poet or dramatist much. And there is no doubt if these commen tators and persons con tinner investiga ting Shakespeare's career, we shall not, in due time, knowanythingaboutitall. —When a mere lad, little William at tended the Grammar School, because, as he said, the (irammar School would n't attend him. —This remarkable re mark coining from one so young and unexperienced, set peple to thinking there might he something in this lad. lie subsequently wrote "Hamlet" and "George Barnwell." When his kind teacher went to London to accept a po sition in the otlices of the Metropolitan Railway, little William was chosen "by his fellow-pupils to deliver a farewell address. "Go on, sir," he said, "in a glorious career. Be like u eagle, and soar, and thesoarer you get the more we shall be gratified. That's so." My young readers who wish to know about Shakespeare, better get these val lyable remarks framed. I returned to the hotel. Meet in a young married couple, they asked me if 1 could direct them to the hotel which Washington Irvine used to keep? "I've understood that he was onsuc cessful as a landlord," said the lady. "We've understood," said the young man, "that he busted up." I told 'em I was a stranger, and hur ried away. They were from my coun try, and undoubtedly represented a thrifty ile well somewhere ir Pennsyl vany. It's a common thing, by the way, for an old farmer in Pennsylvany to wake up some morn in and find ile squirtin all around iiis hack yard. 11c sell out for 'normous price,and his chil dren put on gorgeous harness and start on a tower to astonish people. They succeed in doin it. Meantime the ile squirts and squirts, and Time rolls on. Let it roll. A very nice old town isStratford, and a capital inn is the Red Horse. Every admirer of the great S., must go once certainly ; and to say one isn't a admir er of him, is equivalent to sayin one has just brains enough to become a efli eient tinker. Some kind person has sent meChaw cer's Poems. Mr. 0. had talent, but he couldn't spel. No man has a right to be a lit'rary man onless he knows how to spel. 11 is a pity that Chawcer, who had geneyus, was so unedicated. He's the wass speller I know of. 1 guess I'm through, andso I lay down the pen. which is more mightier than the sword, but which I am afraid would stand a raythur slim chance beside tho needle gun. Adoo! Adoo! ART EMUS WARD. A PRIZE FIGHTER IN THE BRITISH PA R 1.1 AM I: NT .—Y ears ago, i n Englan d, there lived a notorious character named James Gulley, a public prize fighter, who, in many a fair and square stand up fight, gained many friends among the nobility and the "fancy." Having made some money, he opened a "hell" in James street, London, within a few doors of Piccadilly. Here his acquain tance with the nobility extended, and he next loomed up a pat ron of the turf, and elbowed his way into "good socie ty" at Doncaster, where he came near carrying olTthe St. Lcger stakes from the notorious Earl Jersey. From the race course at Doncaster was but a step into the British House of Commons, where James Gulley, Esq., figured as a member for the borough Friarosbor ough. So the election of John Morris sey to Congress has not only a precedent, but his previous history is almost par allel with that of the pugilistic M. P. CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE AND THE PRESIDENT.— The Washington corre spondent of the Boston Advertiser, Rad ical, gives in a dispatch of the 18th inst. the following aceoutof the much-talk ed of interviews between the Chief Jus tice and the President: Mr. Chase has recently had two in terviews with the President. The first of these was concerning judicial mat ters and had no connection with astib | sequent informal meeting of Cabinet : ministers. At the second interview, by appointment for that purpose, he was asked and gave his opinion ui>on the questions before the country, ear nestly advising the President to rec ommend the adoption of the amend ment of the Constitution as a iust basis of settlement, or, if he was not prepa red for that, to take ground in favor of substituting for the second and third sections of the amendment universal amnesty and impartial suffrage. The counsels of the Chief Justice have not heretofore been followed and there are no indications that they will be this time, in fact, Mr. Johnson yesterday expressed emphatically his determina tion to abide by bis position. A G< KID TOAST. —At a printer's festi val lately, the following toast was giv en : "Woman—second only to the press in the dissemination of news 1"