Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, January 4, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated January 4, 1867 Page 2
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i f'lit terite. TFrldny Morning;.. Jnnnnry 4. 1*67. A6EXTS TO OBTAIN SI RS4 KU'TIOXS TO THE GAZETTE. Circulate ynnr County Paper. The following named gentlemen hare been ap pointed our Agents to obtain subscriptions to the GAIBTT?. They ere authorized to receipt for us: Bloody Kun —Jeremiah Thompson." Hi'l —D. A T. BUck ATouroo—Diniel Fletcher Cohmu>— Geo W. Deal, H P. Diebi. C. Volley— D R Anderson. A Zoinbowcr. J.ondondtrry —Jnme" C Devore. H'irrisoti —Geo. IV. Horn. Juniata —John A. C -ssna, Geo. Gardill. prh*/'xhi/ter—J E. Black. JVapier—John Sill. John W. Bowen. Southampton —Wm. Adams, John Cavender, W'|ey Bennett IT,ion—M Wertz W B Lnmbrtght. M. TV oodherry —W M Pearson. Diniel Barley. S Woodberry —J. I. Noble. J. S Brumbaugh. Hopi-w'l— W. A. Grove. JB. Fluke. Broad Top —M. A. Hunter. Liberty —Geo. Hosdes, D. Stoler. Suxton —Charles Faxon. St Clair —John W. Ciisman, Simnel Beekley. SnaJbe Spring —Andrew Mortimore, J. G. Hart ley aDd M. S. Ritchey. W. Providonee —Geo. Baughman, Homer Neice. A PEEP Itr.IIIA !> THE CERTAIN. There appears to be a free fight on the U. S. Senator question. Not only does the quarrel rage among the Mon grels, but it has been extended even in to the ranks of the Democracy. So bit ter is the strife between Cameron, Cur tin, Stevens, & Co., that the Democrats are expected to act as arbiters to settle the dispute. Now, we don't care much which of the rival Mongrel candidates is chosen, but, as the fight seems to be a free one, we think it is our turn to pitch into somebody. The marksman always selects a small mark when he desires to make a centre shot. For this reason we choose to shoot at Andrew G. Curtin. On the thirtieth of January last, Gov. Curtin sent his annual message to the Legislature, concluding it with these words: "My uniform course during the late war, was to avoid the discussion of tiie policy of the General Government, while giving a hearty support to the Rational authorities in all their meas ures to suppress this rebellion. I shall continue to pursue the same course during the embarrassments necessarily connected vith the entire restoration of the country. The principles expressed in the message of the President, at the commencement of the session of Congress, will receive my cordial support." Here we find Gov. Curtin giving un equivocal support to the restoration policy of President Johnson, and prom ising in the most positive manner, that he would abstain from all discussion of that policy. The principles of the Pres ident's message, that is, the doctrines of President Johnson in regard to the right of the Sates to immediate rep resentation in Congress, the Govern or declares, will receive his "cordial support." Our object in referring to this matter is two-fold. First, as one of the Democratic arbiters appealed to by the Mongrel candidates to settle their Senatorial difficulty, it becomes our duty to warn our Radical friends against repeating the mistake they made in electing Edgar Cowan. Sec ondly, because we desire to make men tion, of a little understanding which was had last winter between Gov. Cur tin and the Democratic members of the Legislature. To discharge our duty to wards our Radical brethren, we need only ask them to read the extract from the Governor's last annual message printed aoove. If that does not prove to them that he is an unqualified pub lic liar, let them vote for him and take the consequences. As for our Demo cratic friends, let them know that, al though Gov. Curtin has frequently re ceived the support of Democratic rep resentatives in the Legislature, when those of his own party turned their backs upon him, lie has always proved false to his promises made in return for such kindness. For instance, last win ter winter, after the infamous "deserter law" had passed both houses of the L 'gislature.Gov. Curtin was called up on by several Democratic Senators with the hope that he might be prevailed upon to withhold his signature from the bill. The Governor expressed his disapprobation of the measure and promised most positively that he would never sign # it. This was the express understanding between the Governor and the Democratic Senators. Doubt less, many Democrats wondered how 1 it came that Senator Wallace, last win ' ter, introduced in the Senate, a resolu tion complimenting the administration of Gov. Curtin, and were amazed that such a resolution should receive the vote of nearly every Democratic mem ber of both houses. Let them wonder no longer. Curtin had promised to let " the "deserter law" die the death.— What tout promised him in return we \ need not state; but ws know that the Democrats introduced and voted for a resolution lauding him to the skies. This pink of gubernatorial fidelity, however, failed to keep his promise to withhold his signature from the "deserter bill," and although the question of the con stitutionality of the Act of Congress j upon which that bill was based, was ■, before the Supreme Court of the State,he hastened togive it hisapproval. j ~\\h will not suggest the motive which thiuk induced him thus to break promise to the Democratic Senators.' It is enough to know that he did break it. The fact is that he is incapable of fidelity to any thing, or any body. The very fact that he publicly and in the | most solemn manner declared himself: in favor of the President's policy, at the same time announcing that he would not, in the future, discuss the measures of the Federal Government, and afterwards took the stump in oppo sition' to the President's policy and in favor of the opposite doctrine, is con clusive proof of this assertion. His treachery to the Democratic Senators in regard to the "deserter bill," throws additional light upon this hideous gap in the moral character of the man. — We might also call upon the stand at least a dozen of the prominent Radicals in this State, who would be compelled, if they spoke the truth, to testify to the faithlessness wecharge upon him. Nay, we can prove !>y Gov. Curtin's admis sion, over his own signature, that he proved false to his promise to Francis Jordan, Esq., to make the latter Attor ney General, during the first three years of his administration, and that while the Governor acknowledged his faithlessness, in this instance, he also admitted that he himself did not know why lie did not keep his promise to Mr. Jordan. But, let us drop the cur tain. We have no personal objections to the Governor. We only wish it to be understood that we don't believe he can be trusted by any party. THE CONTROL OF THE FEDERAL PATRONAGE. Some people imagine that the Dem ocratic party, during the late political canvass, had under its control the pa tronage of the Federal Government.— This is a most absurd mistake. Why, in Pennsylvania, more than one-half the Federal offices are at this day filled by opponents of the Democracy. The half-way policy which removed a Rad ical here and retained another there, was neitheroriginatcd nor approved by Democrats. The latter had nothing to expect from Mr. Johnson's adminis tration, and when his public policy commended itself to their approval, they only asked that he should stand by his friends, if any he had, in the "Republican" party. They hoped for the removal of all office-holders who antagonised the political doctrines of the President, but they did not expect the vacancies to be filled by Democrats. Nor was any Democrat appointed to any place in the gift of the Federal Admin istration, except in ease no suitable "conservative Republican" could be found to fill it. True, Gen.Coffroth was appointed Assessor for this district, but his is an exceptional case,and we think he was appointed because of Presiden tial gratitude for his vote on the Con stutional Amendment abolishing sla very. Had the Democracy of Pennsyl vania been given the unqualified con trol of the Federal patronage, the "Rad icals" would have been routed at the late election. But we do not complain. We only hope that a dilferent policy will prevail in the future. As things are at present, Democrats are made to carry the blame for all removals and appointments, when, in fact, they are responsible for but few ot them. If we are to have "the blame," let us also have "the game." THE n\R(MI\ AM) SALE IX THE LEGISLATIVE XOtIIWTJOA'S I'Git THIS DISTKU'T. I It will be remembered that when the : Mongrel conferees of this Representa tive and Senatorial district met in this place, last summer, to nominate candi dates for Representatives and Senator, there was a hitch in their proceedings, which lasted until Simon Cameron, who was then at the Springs, arrived in town. The presence of old Winnebago immediately cut the Gordian knot. Richards, Wellerand Stutzman were nominated. We said, at the time, that the nominations had been corruptly made,and we are now sustained in that opinion, by the leading Mongrel paper in this section of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Repository, edited by A. K. McClure. Mr. McClure says that he has "seen some of the important paj>ers arising from the sale." We transfer his article entire, and ask our "Repub lican" friends to read it with care, and then say whether we didn't speak tru ly when we told them that they were "sold as sheep in the shambles." The Repository''s article is as follows: TliEFultoii Republican seems to have been embraced in the general purchase made by Simon Cameron when the Senatorial and legislative nominations were made in that district, and itis part of the property delivered. The contract to deliver the Representatives to Cam eron by a few purchaseable politicians will be somewhat difficult, although the Republican is struggling earnestly to clear the way for it. The misfortune is that Messrs. Richards and Weller have to return to the People and pass the ordeal of the ballot next fall, and should they voce for Cameron, as they have been pledged for a consideration by a few speculators, they must share the odium of the purchase and would be disgracefully de.ea el. Ue arefu ly advised of the transaction, have seen some of the important papers arising from the ' vale, and we mean t hat there shall not ! be a corrupt delivery of innocent Rep resentatives, as has been promised, without due notice. Move on, gentle men! ! AX ORIENTAL MAXIM. A quaint philosophy of the East speaks as follows: "If a man knows, and knows what he knows, he will lead a happy life. If he does not know,and knows that he does not know, he will lead a tolerable life. But if he does npfc know, an,d does not know that he does not know, he will lead a wretched life." The first is applicable to our worthy President and all whosupport his sound Union policy. The second is true of the Radical office-holders. The third applies to the fellows who blindly fol low the lead of Stevens Co., and vote the Mongrel ticket. TIIIRTY-EIGII T MILUOVH. One of the appropriation bills before Congress sets apart $38,000,000 for the Freedtnen's Bureau. We call that pay ing for the whistle! IT appears that GEARY hasgoneover, body and breeches, to the clan Cam eron. His appointment of Ben. Brews ter, as Attorney General, and Major Tom. Maguire, as Private Secretary, (both of them "life-long Democrats") also hurts the feelings of many of his Republican supporters. Curtin, Me et ure <ic Co. are in a terrible stew over Geary's defection. HON. T. H. PUKDY has sold his pa per, the Northumberland Democrat , to Messrs. J. E. Eicholtz and J.J. Auten. We are sorry that we are no longer to read Mr. Purdy's pungent and trench ant editorials. lie has our best wishes in pis retirement. WE learn that Gov. Geary has ap pointed It. H. Brewster, of Philadel phia, Attorney general, and Francis Jordan, formerly of this place, Secreta ry of State. The latter was an appli- cant for the Attorney Generalship, Poor little John Cessna! How disap- pointed ho must feel! WE are informed by a telegraphic des path, that Highspire, Dauphin county, at the election held in that place, 011 Friday last, elected the whole Demo cratic ticket "bv a large majority.— "There is life in the old land yet," even in Dauphin county. TALK about the intelligence of New England! That section dominates in Congress, yet that body has passed a tariff bill which imposes a duty on "lin seed" and at the same time exempts "flaxseed." WE are under obligations to Hon. C. R. Buckalew, of the U. S. Senate, and Hon. W. 11. Koontz, M. C., for docu mentary favors. "Ii" TO THE RESCI'p. We give place to the following com munication, handed us by a prominent "Republican," because we "sympa thize" with him (not politically, but literarily) and because so far as duty to friends and readers will allow, we are always ready to give all skies "a hear ing." "Iv" is certainly correct as to the smallness of anonymous articles written for the purpose of vilification. Should any one feel aggrieved by the following, "K" authorizes us to give his name to the party com plaiting: EDITORS :—Sirs:—l have noticed, for several weeks, a number of publica tions in your paper and in the Inquirer, over fictitious names, as per example, "Pilgrim," Homespun," and "Uncle Toby." The first communication over any of these names appeared in the Inquirer. It was "Pilgrim's" effort at Southampton. This untimely letter of course was the inducement to "Home spun" to write his, and to the spurious "Uncle Toby" to give his assistance in this warfare of letters; (I have said spurious "Uncle Toby," for so it seems he is.) I was not at all pleased with "Pilgrim's" letter, for reasons which no charitable person can fail to see. I considered "Homespun's" article in reply, as one that merited little, if any condemnation, he having been provo ked by the attacks of "Pilgrim" up on the institutions, manners and cus toms of the community in which he lived, and in the crudity of its inhab itants ; and further, "1 lomespun" wrote a gentlemanly letter, one not character ized by the illiberal insinuations with which "Pilgrim's" letter was so preg nant. But I am surprised to see how you editors (of both papers) sometimes bore your readers with sueh unprofitable communications of would-be great composers of literature. What non sense is such an article, put in meas ure, as appeared in your paper a your or more ago, over the signature of Un cle Toby! You may have given it room in your columns through sympa thy, because the Inquirer had refused it place. But that is a poor excuse. And what ill taste in "Pilgrim's" first let ter, which I have said was published in the Inquirer, and how little in the following ones! The only excuse for you, that seems to me to be reasonable, for inserting such communications in your papers, is sympathy for the correspondent; and if I had not this excuse to offer in your behalf, I should conclude at once that you betook of t-heirown littleness. I knowsome people like these things, and some even envy the fame of their authors. Look at the spurious "Toby" trying to steal the laurels of another (I believe "laurels" has a very general significance). If this "Toby" writes again it should be about four years froui now, so as to raise the inference j that he has become wiser, and then he should let his first letter be an apology for that little act of his life, in which he tried tosteal the honors of the "Key stone Railroad" man, reposing in the "Shadow of the Mountain," as a war rior taking his rest. But, Messrs. Ed itors, (and let the "Inquirer" take the hint, too,) besides the effect of these communications in carrying away the pleasurable fancies of young men, they sometimes make bad blood. See the "card of Mr. Elderdice" in last week's "Inquirer," which alludes to the spu rious "Toby" in such brave and ehival ric terms a.-* "mean defamer," "thus wickedly assailed," "contemptibleslan derer," &c. ilr. Elderdice might make a good soldier, might help take a fortress, or conquer a city, but I con fess i don't lik nis belles lettres. The "Inquirer" editors must have had some of that excusing sympathy 1 alluded to, or partdok of Mr. E's own bravery and chivalry, and consequently would make good soldiers, too. I think be sides carrying away the fancies of young men andi making bad blood, some fair-thinking men don't like these effusions. I believe they gratify the authors anda clique in some nar row locality, but they don't do much good elsewher*. K. -J FROM THE CfMISi:KI,.INO COAL BE liIOL Correspondence of the Bedford Gazette. BARRALLTILne. Allegany co., Md., ) December 17, 1806. J MESSRS. MEYERS & MENGEL:— Thinking a few lines from this county might be acceptable to you, I will give you some items. Tie oil well at our neighboringtown of Wellersburg, Pa., is down 850 feet. The last 150 feet was solid rock and took four months regu lar drilling. Now the rock is softer and works easier. The last month the indications of oil have been good. Not withstanding all the bad luck v#iich impeded their progress of boring, the Company are in the best of spirits and are determined to find more oil if they must put the well down fifteen hund red feet. Success to the oil men! There is great excitement in this community owing to a report that an abundance of silver ore has been dis covered, near Weliersburg, on the "sun side" of Savage Mountain. A Mr. Jones bought fifty acresof land in that vicinity, some two years ago, upon which the ore is said to have been found. It is reported that Mr. Jones has taken out some of it and sent it to the Mint, where it has been pronoun ced good silver. They are at work daily, and have been hauling bone and other material for trying the ore on the ground. They will not allow any one to come near but the hands em ployed. Success to Jones! A new stone Machine Shop, 250 feet by 100 feet, with slate roof, has been erected at Mt, Savage. The engine shop is 100 feet by 80 feet, and two sto ries high. A new boarding-house, 100 feet by about 40 feet, four stories high, with ninety rooms has also been late ly built at that place. Rolling Mills, Furnaces and shrtps are being put in condition for full operations. A dreadful accident occurred near Barton, Md., on Friday, 14th inst. The engine of a coal train upset, whilst running at full siteed, killing the engi neer and his little son and a man by the name of Barcus. Three others were so badly hurt tha ttheir recov ery is said to be impossible. Respectfully yours, I. H. T. PERIODICALS. THE GALAXY.— This new candidate for public favor, is rapidly increasing in popularity. The Philadelphia Le gal Intelligencer thus speaks of the De cember number of this work: The present number completes the second volume, and great inducements are of fered for the coming year. It is pub lished, as every one knows, fortnight ly, and will be increased sixteen pages in size. An able corps of writers keep itbriniful of interesting and useful read

ing matter, and the catholicity of its taste commend it to every liberal and high minded reader. Among the gems of the present number is a powerful story by Mrs. 11. H. Davis, (author of Margaret Howth,) entitled the "Cap tain's Story," wherein the deepest psy chological truths are illustrated by thrilling narrative. The publishers announce that in January they will commence a new lovel by this gifted author, "Waiting for the Verdict." It will depict man/ interesting phases of American Life, md is an Htm need as "by far the most complete, elaborate, thoughtful and ambitious effort of its author." We shall peruse it with great interest. Every cue remembers the pathos and vigor if Margaret Howth, in which the author takes for her hero ine' one, whose little life scarcely soar ed beyond her etory-day tasks, but who acts and suffeis as any being might be proud to act and suffer. We recall with pleasure the k-'en analysis of char acter that that unnue work unfolded to us. Are we to have another such vivid picture? Jfso, it will be the brightest star in th:s mundane Galaxy. The interesting taU, Archie Lovell, is concluded. "The Claveriugs," grows in interest. The minor tales, sketches and "nebula?," are worthy of perusal and merit commeidation. Altogeth er the enterprising publishers have oc casion to he proud of their successful enterprise. GODEY'S L ADY'S BOOK.— AsGodey's is the oldest ladies' magazine in the country so it is al.-o the best. Like wine it improves by age. The January number contains two fine steel plates— "The First Party"—and the Title Page —the usua l number of colored fashion plates and a large nimber of other il lustrations of fashions, <fcc* Marion Harland and other yell known writers contributes to its pafes,'and, all in all, it is an excellent number. Address L. THE WAR IN PARAGUAY.—The war on the River Plate has, for some time been taking a turn specially unfavora ble to Brazil. There are indications that there may be still greater troubles in store for the South American Em pire. Paraguay has long been in nego tiation with Bolivia for the conclusion of an alliance, and the last mail brings a report that a treaty, offensive and de fensive, has been concluded, according to which Bolivia will supply to Para guay a contingent of 2,500 men, carry the war into Brazil, and, if possible, re publicanize that country. If this re port should be confirmed Brazil will find it exceedingly difficult, if not im possible, to defend its Western Provin ces, the only communication with which in former years was by rivers now made impassable by the guns of the Paraguayans. It is also confirmed that both thOjPresidents of the Argen tine Republic and Uruguay are power less to aid any longer in carrying on the war. The latter may any moment be unseated by his opponents at home; and the former is even said to be fa vorable to the alliance between Para guay and Bolivia. A. Godev, N. E. corner sixth Chestnut sts., Philadelphia. THE LADY'S FRIEND, for January, has been received and we do not hesi tate to pronounce it a superb number. Tftis"excellent magazine is not surpas sed by any of a similar kind in the country, and should be in every house hold. Published by Deacon & Peter son, 310 Walnut street, Philadelphia, for the low price of $2.50a year, in ad vance. NEWS AND OTHER ITEMS. —Mount Hood is in eruption. —Butler is in Washington. —Many Irish are emigrating to Louisiana. —lron foundries are. being establish ed in every Alabama county. —Sunday smoking in the streets is prohibited in Galveston. —The cotton crop of Egypt this year is estimated at 100,000,000. —Fine veins of gold hav been dis covered in Fauquier county, Virginia. —Four thousand emigrants a month go to Texas. —Tea raised in Georgia is pronounc ed equal to the best Japan. —Government detectives are in Mon treal looking up evidence against Sur- —There are now seventy-eight man ufactories of cotton, calico and woollen goods in Georgia. —General Grant is convalescent from his recent illness, a severe cold, and is again at duty. —Wilson is visiting the Richmond battle-fields. He never went there with his regiment. —Miss Susan Denin, the actress, has just been married to a Mr. Coyle, who is her fourth masculine venture. —A financial crisis prevails at Ha vana, and several banks have suspend ed. —The tobacco crop in Missouri this year is estimated at from twelve to fif teen thousand hogsheads. —Judge McCunn, at Xew York, has decided substantially that a person lo sing money in gaming is not entitled Jo recover by law. —Gen. Grant has ordered the with drawal of the United States forces from Lexington, Missouri. —The receipts of cotton at New Or leans, since the Ist of September, have been 690,000 bales. —Maximilian lias divided Mexico in to four military districts, appointing commanders for them. —A rich lead mine has been discov ered in East Tennessee. Gen. Thomas will be president of a company to work —A Boston minister has been preach ing against tilting hoops. He says he can't shut his eye to the abomination any longer. —A ten day's widow in Petersburg bought a new wedding trousseau tor herself and a tombstone for her scarce ly cold liege at the saipe time. —Bishop Hopkins thinks that there are neither men nor means enough in the South. He says that Jackson, Mis sissippi, is yet a mass of ruins. —A rich lead mine has been discov ered in East Tennessee. General Thom as will he president of a company to work it. —One hundred and sixteen members of Congress have their wives, daugh tersor other ladies with them at Wash ington this winter. I—The submarine cablebetween Flor ida and Cuba will be ready for the pub lic in March. The maximum sound ings give 845 fathoms. —The temperance movement is ma king great headway in St. Louis. A new hall, to cost $20,000, is about to be commenced. —Frequent earthquake shocks in Sa cramento and other points along the Pacific coast, remind the inhabitants that many things are passing away. —New York city polled almost as many votes at the late State election as the entire State of Massachusetts—only four thousand less. —Negotiations are pending for the introduction from China by the new mail steamship line, of a large force of laborers for the Central Pacific railroad. —The hog cholera is prevailing in various sections of Indiana. In War rack county most of the fanners have l<*d their entire stock by this disease. —An Idaho letter says the business of counterfeiting gold dust is carried on to a serious extent, and the authorities of the Territory have been called on to suppress it. —Thus far this season the packers of Indianapolis, Ind., have packed 27,- 904 hogs on commission for farmers and drovers, and 5,350 on purchase. Pack ers are offering and sellers ask $(5. —The Pittsburg Republic places, at the head of its editorial column, the name of Andrew Johnson, of Tenness ee, as a candidate for the Presidency in ISGB, and devotes a column of editorial to the assignment of reasons for so do —A Western editor says: We learn from South America that there is ''war on the Plate," and Prentice adds: When General Butler was in New Or leans there was a terrible war on the plate—the gold and silver plate. —The owner of the farm known as Dutch Gap, finding that the island made by the cutting of Butler's canal could not be conveniently put to without some means of communication with the mainland, has gone to work filling up one end of the canal, in order to create a causeway; and the great ca nal will soon be among the things that were. THE DRY TORTUGAS PRISON ERS.— Th e Washington Republican of yester day says: We learn that Judge Wayne, of the Supreme Court of the United States, will, under the recent decision of that tribunal against the right of military commissions to try citizens not in the military or naval service, issue a writ by which Dr. Mudd, one of the assas sin conspirators, will be removed from confinement at the Dry Tortugas and brought before a civil triVainal for trial. Similar writs may issue in the cases of Spangler, Arnold and Laoighlin, the other conspirators confined there. THE NORTH CAROLINA COMMIS SION.—The lialeigh Sentinel of Friday says: "Gov. Worth, Judge Ruffin and Gov. Swain returned from Wash in gton city last night to this city, having ac complished their mission entirely to their satisfaction. They speak in t igh terms of the courtesy and prompts ess of the President, and his readiness to execute with fidelity his obligations to the entire country. Their intercom with the officials of the Governrae at and leading members of Congress w as entirely courteous and pleasant, ai id they return with the hope, mingle d with much anxiety, that coming event s will not be as direful and destructive to the peace and welfare of the South as recent developments have led oar people to fear." ABOUT FEET.— A lady writer, who can doubtless spring for herself an ankle exquisitely fragile—sp*eaks thus sensi bly and sharply in regard to the new edict of imperial fashion which pre scribes short skirts and small crinoline. Mind you, ladies fair, they are the words of your sex, not ours—but though not a party we are interested lookers on. All of upper tendom and japonieadum is in a flutter of anxious excitement about the new fashion of' short skirts. The new aristocracy that came in with the war (confidentially) cannot all of them boast of little feet, the arching instep and slender make that should accord with their brilliant surroundings. Mesdames Oil, Shoddy and Peat, are rather large and bony, with ill-kept nails and stubby as to the hands, and the feet are certainly not models for a sculptor, if we may judge from observation and an eye quick to observe these little mistakes in nature. Complexions may be made, forms made over, and capacities may be bought for new and rustling greenbacks but what skill can fashion into symmetry a clum sy foot and ankle? How can gloves ever be made to hide the size of the hand? Thus the short skirts, just escaping the ground, and a very small crinoline, though presenting so piquant and neat an appearance, are surveyed with horror by those who cannot dis- j close "little feet that peep in and out like mice." GOOD IDEA. —An exchange well says that in view of the financial chang< s which have taken place during thepast five yars; our school arithmetics should he revised and adapted to the pres ent state t>f things; the price given in the example should lie those of the present day; the difference between gold and currency recognized; the mode of computing the national in ome tax explained ; different class of U. S. securities described, and exam ples given ioshow the result of invest ment in them. —lt is said that the Government de tectives are unable to find L. Lad, tie tavern keeper at Surrattsville, who gave testimony for the Government on the trial of Mrs. Surratt, Paine, and others, and also George Wilkman, another witness, who held a Govern ment office as deputy clerk. This is. not strange. The wonder is that many more have not "turned up missing," considering that they are wanted by a court wjiich will not put a premium upon lying. "MY dear," said a husband to his affectionate better half, after a little squabble, "you'll certainly never be permitted to go to heaven." "Why not?" "Because you will be wantedas tormentor below." MISCEGENATION . —"A good-! oolcing, intelligent, well dressed, tidy and pre posessing white girl," of Ohio, has married a big Sambo, about seven de grees blacker than a bucket of coal tar. Mated doves, Two souls with but a single thought, Two colors mixed 4s one. IT is proposed to light the streets a certain village with red-headed girls. Quadrat, of the Lexington Gazette, says if lie lived there he'd play tipsey every night and hug the lamp-posts. SPECIA L NO TICES. 1)R. SCHENCK'S PULMONIC SVIU I\ This great medicine cared Dr. J. H. Schenck, the proprietor, of Pulmonary Consumption, when it had assumed its most formidable aspect, and when speeds death appeared to be inevitable. His phy sicians pronounced his case incurable, when ho commenced the tse of this simple but powerful remedy. His health was restored in a very short time, and no return of the disease has been appre hended, for alt thesymptoms quickly disappeared, and his present weight is more than two hunt re pounds. Since his recovery, he has devoted his attention exclusively to th fare of Consumption, and the diseases which art usually complicated with it, and the cures effected by his medicines have been very numerous and truly wonderful. Dr. Schenck makes professional visvt* to several of tho larger cities weekly, where he hn a large concourse patients, and it is truly astonishing to see poor consumptives that have t© be lifted out of their carriages, and in a few 111 onth s healthy, robust persons. Dr. Schenck's PULMONIC Svntrp, SKA WEED TOXIC, and MANDRAKE PIT- '- a > are generally all required in curing Consum pt '° n - Fu)l d,rcc * tions accompany each, so that A n y one c,in l '" > them without seeing Dr. Schenck'. but when it is convenient it is best to see him. Hi ' P Tes J VICO free, but for a thorough examinatioi i with bis Re spirometer his fee is three dollars. Please observe, when purchasing, t two likenesses of the Doctor, one when in ti 10 last stage of consumption, und the other as he no' I )er feet health, are on the Government sti °P Sold by all druggists and dealers; pi ico oO per bottle, or $7 50 the half dozen. All letters for advice should be addressed to Dr. Schenck s prin cipal Office, No. 15 North Sixth street, P oiladel phia, Pa. General Wholesale Agents—Dema a Barnes & Cc . New York; S. S. Hanc'e, Baltimore, Md ; John C . Park. Cincinnati, Ohio; Walker A T aylor, Chief go, 111.; Collins Bros., St. Louis, Mo.. 3dw —— PREPARED OIL OF PALM A ND MACE for PRESERVING, RESTORING, and 1 IEAUTIFY ING the HAIR, and is the most delightful md wonder ful article the world ever produced. Ladies will find it not only a certain remedy to Restore. Darken and Beautify the Hair , but also a desirable article for the Toilet, as it is 1 dgbly per fumed with a rich and delicate perfume, indepen dent of the fragrant odor of the Oils of ?alin and Mace. THE MARVEL OF PERU, a new n>..l beautiful perfume, which in d; dicacy of I scent, aud the tenacity with which it clin; js to tho handkerchief and person, is unequaled.- The above articles for sale by all Drugs ists and Perfumers, per bottle each. Sent by express | to any address by proprietors, T. W. WRIGHT 4. CO., octl9'G6yl 10 0 Liberty St., New York. To OWNERS OF HORSES AND- CAT TLE.—TOBIAS' DERBY - CONDITION POWDERS are warranted superior to a. iy others, or no pay. for ' the cure of Distemper. Wo rais, Rots, Coughs, Hide bound, Colds, Ac., in Hones; and Colds, Coughs, Loss of Milk, Black TongutHorn Distemper, Ac., in Cattle. These Powders tvere formerly put up by Simpson I. Tobias, son of Dr. Tobias, and, since his death, the demand Iras In *en so great for them, that Dr. Tobias has continued to manufacture them. They are perfectly safe and innocent; no need of stopping the working of j'our animals. They increase the appeitife, 'give a fim-coat, cleanse the stomach and urinary organs ; also increase tho milk of cows. Try them, an d you n ill never be without them. Hiram Woodruff, tho celebrated trainer of trotting horses, has used then i for years, and recommends them to his friei'ds. Col. Philo P. Bush, of the Jerome Race Cou'rser, Fordham, N. Y., would not use them until be w as told of what they are composed, since ivhich he is never without them. Ho has over 20 running torses in his charge, and for the last three years he h as use J no other medicine for them. He has kin-i 'y per mitted me 10 refer any one to him. Over, 1,000 otlioT references can be seen at tho depot. . Sohl by Druggists and Saddlers. Price -25 cents per box. Depot, 56 Cortlandt Street, New York. nov3ow7 a INVASION!—Do you wish to have yoixr hair cauterized from the scalp? No. Thi >n he-.vare of the new brood of Nitriolie and causfi 0 IDj/es got up by nostrum-mongers, who bear tht ' •arae relation to the responsible Chemist that PIRATES AND PRIVATERP.S bear to honest merchantmen. Remember that the experience of years, and the very highest scientific endorsements, guarantee the superiority of CHRISTADORO's HAIR DVE over every other in use. It is purely vegetable,, inftillib'e and instantaneous. Manufactured by J. CHRISTADORO, 6 Astor House, New York. Sold, by Druggists. Applied by all flair Dressers, jantml ('ONTAG ious DISEASES.—Water must be Adapted to the nature of the fish, or there will he no increase; the soil must be adapted to the seed, or there will be small returns; and the hu man body must contain impurities, or there will be no sickness. The man whoso bowels and blond have been cleansed by a few BRANDRETJL'S PILLS may walk through infected districts without fear "The life of the flesh is in the blood." To secure health we must use BRAXDRETH'S PILLS, because but from unhealthy accumulations in the bowels or the blood, which Brandreih's Pills remove; this method is following nature, and is safe, and has STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. Soe B. Brandreth in ■white letters in the Government stamp, t*old by all Druggists. janfml To CONUM PTI VKS. —The advertiser,. having been restored t" health in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, after having suffered for several years with a severe lung affection, and th i* dread disease. Consumption—is anxious to make known to his fellow-sufferers the means of cure. 1 To all who desire it, he will send a copy of tile prescription used (free of charge), with the direc tions for preparing and using the same, which they will find a sure CORE for CONSUMPTION,. ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, COUGHS COLDS, and all Throat and Lung Affections. The only object of ] the advertiser in sending the Prescription is to j benelit the afflicted, and spread information which ■ he conceives to be invaluable, and he hopes every ] sufferer will try his remedy, as it wiU.ksoat theuu j nothing, and may provf a blessing. Parties wishing the prescription, FREE"; by rc j turn mail, will please address KEV. EDWARD A. WILSON, \ Williamsburg!), Kings Co., New York. I Jan. 3, ; (5(1—ly. i STRANGE, EL T TRUE.—Every young lady and gentleman in the United States can hear j something very much to their advantage by re turn mail (free of charge,) hy addressing the un dersigned. Those having fears of being humbug ged will oblige by not noticing this cord. Others, will please address their obedient servant, THUS. F. CHAPMAN, t>iil Broadway, New York 1 Jan. 5, '6B ly. ITCH! ITCH! ITCH! ITCH \—Scratch Scratch! Scratch! — WH EATON'S OINTMENT will , cure Itch in 43 Hours. Also cures Salt Kheum, Ulcers, Chilblains, and \ all Eruptions of the Skin. Price off cents. For, j sale by all druggists By sending (50 cents to . i Weeks A Potter, sole agents. 170 Washington strcoMl Boston, it will be forwarded by mail, free of ' age, to any part of the United States. m _funß,'66.-ly. 1 • / i ERRORS OF YOUTH.—A Gentleman# who suffered for years from Nervous Debility. Prul mature Decay, and all the effects of youthful iii|_ discretion, will, for the sake of suffering ty, send free to all who need it, the recipe and di , rections for making the simple remedy by which ■ i he was cured. Sufferers wishiug to profit by the advertisers experience, can do so by addre- ing ri JOHN iTUuDr-N, M 1 No. El I Ju - iV, - |v BEDIX > | \S best