Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate, December 27, 1866, Page 2

Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate dated December 27, 1866 Page 2
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ADVOCATE. TMUR3DAY. DECEMBER 27,18 CG. f C HRISTMAS WEEK. • We have issued the paper a little soottciTthan usual this week—all hands havißjfsfgrced to work the harder, so as to be able to enjoy with the rest of mankind the ease without care that adds so much zest to the enjoyment of the Christmas Holidays, and yet not disap point our patrons of their weekly due. We wish our readers a happy Christmas. -UK T . Action and Reaction. There is a law of nature which says to the turbulent waves, “thus far shall thou go andno further;” and so likewise is there an over-ruling power which sets fixed limits to the rolling tide of human events. The mad waves of political fu ry luiye .been dashing with irresistible force over our laud for years, and do not yet appehr to he stayed ; but we believe arc destined to soon reach their utmost limits. The close of the war left the surface qf the waters in violent agita tion, and billow after billow of fanatical fury is Still rolling in and breaking a round the base of our political fabric. — As.lbc last oiic, the proposed amend ment' to the Constitution, appears to hate failed in its effects by the firmness of thfc Southern States, another and still others come sweeping on. The passage of the,Nogro Suffrage bill for the Dis trict of. Columbia, by Congress, is the precursor of a violent attempt to mon grdliec the country. The power of Con gress in that direction will soon be stayed by the repugnance of our people to the scheme both North and South.— The next grand Radical Scheme, and we trust.the last they will be able to at tempt, is the project to destroy the State governments of the South, and to resolve them into territorial governments, to be ruled by the North with the aid of the Negroes of the South. It is a dictum of Philosophy that ac tion and reaction are necessary antago nists. The impelling force from the- North has forced our political system faf beyond the true Constitutional line, and the reaction must soon commence. The evidence is that it has commenced ami is gathering force to repel the in vader. The people of the South are atoning for their errors by great suffer ing; but their passive submission to the tyrannical exactions of the conqueror is , acquiring for them a moral power which j will tell strongly in their favor. The; demand that they shall yield to negro 1 equality at the ballot box, or lose their j equal right in the Union, and perhaps | also their right of self government, is j too ,monstrous for them to submit to I voluntarily, and their treatment in that' reapect.must raise up for them friends add protectors every where. Already ' public sentiment in the late border slave j States, is powerfully in their favor, and ■ the Executive of the United States is , more strongly confirmed than ever in the \ justice of. their cause. In the Northern 1 States a strong Conservative party is arrayed in their behalf, and in defence of the old Constitutional principles of free government, and will soon gain strength enough to carry the majority in, half she North. The more extrava gant the course Of the Radicals in Con gress the sooner will they raise up the reactionary power which will ensure I their overthrow. Whilst some maybe deploring the present success of the plans of the Radical party we say—let them do their worst as soon as possible. “The hotter the war, the sooner the peace” is an old adage and a true one. What the country demands now is to get nd of sectional domination. Had the Radi cals policy enough to proceed prudently they might protract their rule much IdngOr. They arc blinded to their own overthrow; and the success of one intol erant scheme only whets their appetite ! for another. Each new measure is worse I than the one which preceded it. Of course this must soon end in absolute despotism, or the recovery of our coun try to the pure and. true condition of former times. We have not yet lost faith in our countrymen, and doubt not our beloved land will safely weather the Bt6rm. The prospect may appear gloomy; but to those who look more deeply into human affairs thesp'dire events seem ab solutely needed in the present condition of the country, to bring about the dawn of a brighter day. <v '!:f': du —j ♦SP’At the election in Baltimore among the questions put to the voters was the following.': “Did you ever re joice at a defeat of the Federal Army:’ An Irishman, to whom the question was put, replied: “Shurc an’ I tuke the Baltimore (Jhppen- an’ mver knew they Wot defeated.” r . During the war.yre heard an old gen tlcman asked by the Judges at West minster polls fhe standing question— “lf you saw thotwo armies engaged in a battle, which wottM 'you desire to sec gain, the victory!''” To which he rc ptocib with apparent innocence, “Well, really, I’d be so scurwl that I’d hardly .Jujpnr whatjo say.” He did not vote. Tire Methodist Church South. This organization has ceased to exist ofeodfev tbißr title. The requisite num ber of votcsdias been obtained for the change of name, and it will hereafter be known as the Episcopal Methodist Church,. Lay delegation has also been carried, : • THE PRESIDENT’S HABITS. \ Week before last we thought proper to censure, in as mild terms as we could, the habit of a visiting clergyman in per sistently praying for the President in such a manner as might induce his au i dience to believe that the charge of ha | bitual intemperance made by the Radi j cals against him was true. The Sentinel j takes us to task for this, appearing to i be surprised that wc are so far behind the times as to venture to deny the charge, and brings forward, as evidence to prove it, extracts from two articles published in the late “Democrat” of this 1 place, dated in March and April ISGJ' It docs not, however, inform us that it 1 was for the publication of tlicsc very ' articles, more than any thing else per 1 haps, that an infuriated mob. a few days thereafter, excited by the assassination ; of President Lincoln, utterly destroyed t the office of the “Democrat,” and at -3 tampted to banish its Editor; which led, in a few days, to his violent death. 2 These charges the its whole ' j party professed, to regard as monstrous iat the time; but now we find it repub lishing the same with apparent gusto, aa evidence to back its conversion to the same belice, and as late as in Octo } ber last wc find them marching in prO -5 cession behind a transparency represent * ing the President taking a glass of whiskey, labelled “My Polity.” Verily they have swung round to the opposite side of the circle in a very short time; and yet the Sentinel, in its late article* ventures to talk about :! our consistency!” Wc never approved of the remarks of the “Democrat,” now reproduced for the same purpose ; but, under the ex isting circumstances, they were not half so bad as the same charges this late day, by the former supporters of President Johnson, without adducing a particle .of evidence to sustain it, except the single instance alluded to by the “Democrat.” !i hat instance wc will now proceed to explain, since the course of the Sentinel has rendered it necessa ry. The facts are, as then fully ex plained by the Republican press, and correctly too, as wc.have always believ ed, as follows. After his election us Vice President in 1804, Mr. Johnson had a severe spell of sickness in Ten nessee. His constitution was so much impaired that his Physicians advised him not to attempt to conic to Washing j ton by the 4th ot March. He persisted I in coming, and was only enabled to do I so by (he aid of opium and stimulants, i On the day of Inauguration, as was gen-' j orally Believed, ho exhibited evidence ! of being under the influence of some j stimulant or drug, undoubtedly admin i istered to sustain hint under t 'ying j circumstances. As soon as he was al j lowed the necessary repose, and his phy j sioal strength was restored, wo hom'd of j no more such exhibitions on hii pa: t. i from that Jay to this; at all events, | nothing more than unfounded slanders' j like the one in question, put out by those who know nothing about what they were saying, but who believed the | public mind was prepared to swallow it j without question. IVc do not know that President Johnson is so much of a temperance man as to refuse to taste all kinds of stimulants, though it may be so, yet we venture to affirm that during his | whole life, when in proper condition of body r and mind, he has had as much command over himself, in that" respect, as most public meu. We think, more over, that any newspaper press, before it gives currency to such harsh charges, and any preacher before lie ventures to petition the Ihrone of Grace for his re-, fi filiation in that regard, ought to inquire into the actual facts of those who have the opportunity to know, and not to trust to unfounded slanders circulated by unscrupulous politicians. Acquitted. In the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s county, Md , last week, John 11. Sotho ron, indicted for manslaughter, was ac quitted. Mr Sothoron, it will be re membered, killed a federal lieutenant, named Reuben Price, in the early part ol the war, who approached him armed and in a threatening manner, and got into some difficulty with him about the slaves of Sothoron, whom the lieutenant and some soldiers were seizing to take off as recruits, against their will. Soth oron fled South, and his farm was taken possession of, but has been since res tored, and the testimony, it is under stood, went to prove his action in self defense. In commenting on the abo“C case the Sentinel, last week, says,— When the parties charged with the killing of Joseph Shuw, in ibis County, v/erc ac quitted, a howl of virtuous indignation went up from every Democratic paper in the ■State, ami the direst vengeance invoked upon every member of that jury. But when a chivalnc Hebei murders a Union soldier, HieS the vouutry ami returns'only when pardoned by the President, which is an ac- Kuowledgiuent of guilt, and is then acquitted by a fury, it is all right, and they have no lac.i tti find. But how the ends of jus tice can bv more fully attained, and morali ty, lav ami order better vindicated by hang ing or imprisoning innocent Union men ruriieriiian guilty rebels, is a problem we. confess our inability to.solve. Probably the eminent writer on 11 Consistency ’ could in form us. If the “ SeniineF * had the least re gard for “consistency” it would not quote the languageof the mob destroyed l JJ moerut” to sustain its own remark able change of opinion iu regardf to the President's habits, cor contrast the 1 Sothoron” with the 11 Shaw” cas\ — We will presume, until otherwise in formed, that Mr. Sothoron would not have been pardoned, got his lands fes tered, aqd been acquitted by a Jury, without strong circumstances in hisi fa vor. We are satisfied that the Sentinel speaks of Ihe case entirely at random^ WUATSEXT 1 We see it stated, in the papers that. • our Representative, Hon. F. Thomas, is I about to introduce a bill in Congress hr ► tended 1 6 set aside the present State I Government of Maryland, and insure to ! us a Republican form of government. — b It is based ou tile Radical idea that the > majority of the white Maryland arc ilis/oj/al, and that none but those who aro loyal, according to their views, t have any rights worthy of being res- F pected, and should not be permitted to vole. It is part of the plan, no doubt, s as iu the case of North Carolina, that i the people of color arc to bo allowed to 1 vote under the new arrangement. .- ; The State of Maryland haying lately !i passed out of the bands of the Radical . minority into those of the people, they e must submit to it, or appeal to the aw s ful power of their immaculate Congress; - It is a desperate resort, and one which i, if seriously attempted, would soon light o again the flames of civil war; but what i- of that I A desperate case needs des perate remedies, and Mr. Thomas, who - is the Thad. Stevens of Maryland, is f the man to undertake it. Thank for -7 tune, ho will soon be left alone iu his 2 glory as the Radical representative of ; Maryland. Senator Crcswell will soon * have to retire from the scene; and as Frank Thomas can have ho longer any f hopes of re-election, he can indulge ad r libitum his desire to vote for uogro suf . frage, and all the Radical schemes for p destroying State-governments, including . that of Maryland. p Wo can scarcely think it possible t that so monstrous a scheme should be . thought of, but wc find the Frederick , Examiner is out in its support, and the plan of reducing al! the late Rebel States into mere provinces has been actually commenced, so that wc cannot pass, it by as a mere joke. The Examiner was out lately in favor of Frank Thomas's district seceding from Maryland, and joining West Virginia; but as there is reason to believe that the Radical mi- i nority there may soon Jose their power; and, it they should be annexed to Penn sylvania, that State might very possibly soon come under ■ Copperhead rule; so nothing remains but to call on Congress to take the matter in charge and squelch in a summary manner the disloyal gov ernment of Maryland now conducted by the traitor Gov. Jrfwann. Verily the times are ominous, and wo may well ask i “What Next !” Tlac TrtabiTiVlrclaiid. | It has been said that Englishmen ( sympathise with rebels in every Country I but their own. The Liverpool Times Is inclined to support this view, and suggests, in reference to Ireland, that wise statesmanship,is more needed than the use of military power. A leading ( article says: j We are now surrounding the Irish ; coast with war vessels and gunboats; we are engaged in making the weak points of the land strong, and the strong points impregnable ; wc are filling the country with soldiers, arming the" con stabulary, and doing everything in anti cipation of a rising before Christmas on the part of the Irish and the Irish Van*, kees who are coming across the sea to the assistance of their brethren; aud our publicists, particularly those of the tory press, are counselling the shcJilins of blood enough should rebellion again raise its horrid head, apparently uncon scious of the fact that, if in any other part ot the world such a proof of bad government existed, there are no terms of scorn and contumely which we would not hurl at the heads of rulers whose iu competency had brought about so fla grant a state of misery aud. discontent.. Of course, Fenianism must be put down with a strong band, and measures of re pression, however harsh and bloody, will bo supported iu the present state of public opinion for the preservation of law and order. But will shooting and hanging extirpate it ? If Ireland' were decimated to-morrow, and the scenes iu Jamaica re-enacted there, would discou tent cease, and loyalty take the place of the deeply rooted antipathy amongst the people to the British connection ? As wc have tried severity so long, can not we be induced to qualify a little the bitter medicine ? Is statesmanship an art so little knowm and studied iq Eng land that uo remedy can be found for the acknowledged evils of the sister 1 country ? Our own radical cougr.ssmea might learn a lesson in practical statesman ship :rom the above. But their policy, , like that of England towards Ireland, ( or that of George, the third, towards the colonics in 177 G, is prompted solely 1 by the lost of power and the greed of , gain. , Washington correspondent 1 of the N. Y. tlqrif/ states that an appl|- ' cation has bece made before Chjcf 1 tice Chase for a writ- of habeuk corpus , in the case of Dr. Mudd, who was" com i victed by a military commis/sion, sitting j at Washington, of being privy to the < assassination of Mr. Lincoln, and sent, with others, to the Dry Tortugas.. Thn < Hon. Reverdy Johnson is sqid ;to be retained in the case. < ’■ '. ‘ t7 ' —•— ; —• i ■■ , Griirtd Jury of Frederick ! County have indicted dll the Registers of ; voters iu that County, except oqo, says 1 thi Frederick Union. The Examiner* | says but seven have been presented, ■^^Disappearing —the Snow, i ■ r forDeiocrats. •X° ?T® Crafc | c State Central Com mittee pf Ohio has issued a call for a ■ S j“ c convention, to be held on the sth oWanuary next, for the purpose of -■ nominating candidates for Governor-bud , Stnte officers, and in the call oc curs the following paragraph : *■ e aVSiI ehrfcelves of this occasion to urge upon the Democracy an imme diate organization, and especially town- Ward organization. Now is the tuna to spread 4 usefol information iinuJiigj&e people but th.s cannot be done without a thorough and efficient organization." That opr principles will ultimately triumph wc do not doitbf— for to do that would bo to doubt the possibility of free government—but wc cannot achieve success, and avert des potism, without labor; and wo cannot begin our labors too soon, or prosecute them too earnestly or steadfastly," Ibc advice here given ia eminently sound. Now w the time, “to spread usctul information among the people,” aud in no Way can this be so effectual ly done as by the circulation of The Would and local newspapers of the Democratic faith. The truth should be kept before (he people at all times— nay, more, should be kept right before their eyes so that they cannot fail to see it. It is of the highest importance, more over, that the Democrats in the coun ties and towns throughout the country shoiiid maintain their organizations though there may appear to be no im mediate need ot their services. There is reason-to fear that in too many places Democratic clubs are disbanded as soon as an election is over,, and not revived untd a new political campaign is begun. * a 1 wro "S- More can be accom plished between the campaigns then many ctfem to suspect. We would say to our Democratic friends in this and other States, by ail means keep tin your organizations. If you have a club room, keep it well stocked with good reading matter, and let it remain open all the time. Hold public meetings as often as seems advisable, and invite leading Con servative gentlemen to lecture, under the auspices of the club. The Radicals when they wish to agitate some pet vagary begin by promulgating it through the medium of lyceum lectures; and why should they be allowed the monopoly of this mode of reaching the popular mind? W e have no vagaries to disseminate, i but good, sound principles, and no stone i should be left unturned to infuse them i into the minds of the people. If such a course as wc have suggested is adopt- ' cd the elections next year will tell a different story from those that have been held this year, and in ISGB wc shall elect a Democratic President. To accomplish all this will require work j ,mid that work cannot be benun a day I too soon.—jV. Y. WOrhl. " J I Demolition of tbe Southern fetafe Governments. The bill introduced in the House yesterday, by 1 haddeus Stevens, for or ganizing a new government in “the dis | comprising the former State of ! North Carolina,” opens the Radical i campaign in earnest, and will stir public j feeling to its profoundcst depths It j begins Where President Johnson began, j with the State of North Carolina, and intends to follow his track through the whole circuit of reconstruction. °As his North Carolina proclamation was the model of all his subsequent proclama tions; so this bill for demolishing bis I work in that State, is the destined model of its nine successors. It provides for a convention of 120 members to meet at Raleigh on the 20th of May next, to frame and set up, a new State govern ment. These 120 delegates are to be elected by voters without distinctiou of color; a majority is to be a quorum, and they are to be clothed with power to form a constitution to be submitted to Congress for its sanction. The Presi dent of the Lnited States is required to gi\ e this movement his active co-opcra tion by appointing officers to initiate it,

and bj using the laud and naval forces for its protection. ' . ; • Tins bill is a .firebrand Hung into the South to rekindle the old animosities. 1 b-day, wo merely announce it. but will not discuss it. It will be the leading topic in all public journals and all pofo tical conversations until it is disposed of; and despite its incendiary character, we will attempt to treat it with the dis passionate coolness, as well as the search ing scrutiny, suited to a subject so grave and so calculated to influence public feeling to dangerous outbursts. It is far better that it should be defeat ed in Congress than in another arena; and we are persuaded that nothing but the utmost temperance of statement can gain a hearing for adverse arguments.— A. Y. War hi. Memphis A rnhnirhe expres ses, with some degree of warmth, the belief that, whatever may be the action of Congress with reference to the South, there will be no further influx of Radi cals frpm the North. It Argues that fear, in case of extreme Radical mea sures arc imposed upon the South, or shame, if .more moderate counsels pre vail, will prevent Such persons from go ing thither, and that the immigration will be from the better portion and clas ses, It says;—“lt will, be .fjrom the conservative element of the populous North ; from people who are willing to accord to us our political rights; and who will thus be friendly as well as neighbors.. They will bo people who are fanaticsin nothing, but earnest in all things.- 4 Such citizens our people will welcome with open arms and warm < hearts. We , need them. We need theiV aid in developing the vast resour- 1 ces of our favored, land; we need ,jt in stimulating .oar" languid energies ; 'and < we shall need it in checking radicalism in the National Councils,, it the South shall (j*vef bo accorded a seat there; 1 Conn. Democratic Convention. ' HA’-n’FO'Bpo, Doo; 19.-*-The Demo- 1 crutic. StaW Committee have called a - 1 cbbventiofrt to inept at New Haven; Jan uary £hlv,' to consider tKo revolutionary acfs’bf the 'present radieAl Congress, .and i the propriety of recommending u nation- 1 al convention with reference tQ Re sume 1 subject ' “• birr .-i'vhiv ahiUi ; ] ■ $ mm —s- Hon. C. H. Smith (Bill Arp) is nom inated for mayor of Romc ; Gn, i —— —— ~. ■_> The Poor of the South. The Journal of Commerce , in making i an earnest appeal iu behalf of the poor , of the South, states, what there ia every p reason to believe is absolutely true, that I at the present moment there are thou . sands of families in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, who look to the , coming winter without hope, and who . are actually perishing to-day from star . ration. The Journal says: . “We are aware that some will receive i J vhi i statement with doubt. Wc assure . them that there is no doubt on the , | snWcct. W.e have lying before us le.t --l thohighest and best authori . tiesnn the South on this subject, whose* , testimony cannot Bo disregarded. We ■ have also had interviews with many gentlemen residing in the Southern States, who corroborate this evidence in . the fullest particulars. There are not a few districts of country in the South where tlft present supply of food is sufficient, to last thirty days, and where there is neither money nor produce on which to base the expectation of a fu:- . thcr supply. Whole villages arc living on the closest rations already, and the future is absolutely dark. If there is any who, in the face of such facts as these, is inclined to answer the appeal for help with bitter words of reproach, it is unnecessary to meet this feeling with argument, since they hare only to remember that this desolation and star vation involves little children as well as grown men. The strongest feelings must give way before the terrible suf fering which young boys and girls are now undergoing, and are likely to en dure in the coming winter. The me mories of the war hare no force against the cries of such objects of benevolence wholly irresponsible for their own con dition.” Fatal Result of a Rat Bite. A most revolting instance of maternal neglect occurred in the neighborhood of the Old Market a few nights since, whereby a negro infant lost it* life from rat bites. Ou the evening iu question the mother of the child went below stairs to participate in a negro ball, leaving her off-spring in the sleeping room above. Shortly afterwards the screams of the infant attracted atten tion, and upon examination it was found that the helpless child, who was only a few weeks old, had been attacked'by | rats and bitten horribly about the mouth | and nose. Restoratives were adniiois- I tered and the little creature soothed to i sleep, after •. Inch the mother again re- I joined the bachaualian party, where she remained till the ball broke up, with out further interruption. On entering her room, at the close of the she was greeted with a sight of a most . sickning character. There lay upon a { pallet tj£e-child cold in death, with* half itsffacc eaten away, its hands gnawed to the bone, and one of its ears entirely gdtre. Such instances of culpable ttts gleet oV Um part of negroes are not of unfrequent occurrence.— Rich. Times. tS&Y A very nice question has sprung up iu Missouri. Governor Fletcher, a rampant Radical, has kng been carry ing matters with a high hand iu that State. His latest exploit was the calling out a large body of militia to proceed to certain counties where the Radicals arc in a minority, aud where, as a matter of course, the people are assumed to be uot only disaffected but contumacious. The two counties thus placed at the ( tender mercies of Governor Fletcher’s volunteers seem to have appcalcl to the Federal authorities for protection, and. as the course adopted by Governor Fletcher had created great excitement, General Grant proceeded to Missouri ito inquire into the matter. The result was that General Hancock, in command of that department, dispatched several companies of United States troops to Lexington Tor the purpose of preserving order. This interposition does not ap pear to have suited the views of Fletch er. Yesterday he telegraphed to Wash ington, protesting against the action of General Grant; and declaring that he would not submit to the interference of Federal troops in the affairs of the State. It was sneh an unparalleled outrage — that the Senate, sympathizing profound ly witdi. Governor Fletcher, promptly passed,a resolution of inquiry, to which the President is requested to respond.— Balt. Gazette. i. West Virginia in flic Supreme" Court. Attorney-General Bowden, of Vir ginia, on last Friday, in the Supreme Court of the United States, moved for leave to file a bill asking for process in the name of Virginia against West Vir ginia, claiming Berkeley aud Jefferson counties As belonging to Virginia, for the purpose of asserting the jurisdiction o| V irgiuia over these counties. Vir ginia proposes to bring the suit by a bill in chancery. The Hon. Reyerdy Johnson of Maryland, lias been em ployed’as counsel, and the Hon. Benja min §tantou aud the Hon. George H. Leo as assistant counsel, to defend the suit in behalf of West Virginia. The Legislative Printing. Tlte contract for the printing of the Maryland Legislature ‘ for the next ses sion, tinder the act of 1864, was awarded by the State Comptroller, Robert J Jump, Esq., to Henry type founder, of Baltimore. There' were thirteen proposals offered for the con tract, that of Mr. Lucas being the lowest. A young wife remonstrated with her husband, a dissipated, spendthrift, on his conduct. “My love,” said he, “I’m only like the prodigal son;; I Shall re form by-aud-by.” “And! will be like , the prodigal sob, too,”lhe replied r “for I will arise and go to my father;” and accordingly off she went. BgL,At Towsootown Thursday John ] Glare, charged with killing Henry B. i Grove, photographer, cn Baltimore i street, near South, a year ago, was con- * vietod of murder iu the first degree. t A man named Casper Yanat was ar rested iu Newark, N. J., a few days ago for selling horse meat to the manufac turers of bologna sausages in that o|ty. - lie-confessed guilt. The tobacco crop of Missouri this year is estimated at 1,315,000 hogsheads. Local Intelligence 3 r Western; Mil Railroad.—-Last f week, the Directors tf this Hoad re elected Mr. John 13. Boyle, as -Treasurer *- and Secretary, and electe'd Mri-James > Logue as General Superintendent, in 5 place of Mr. P. 11. Irwin, the late vror } thy incumbent. Monument to Chief Justice Tan -1 EY.-r-A ttioVemcnt has been recently ' inaugurated looking to the erection of a 5 marble monument over the remains ot ■ the late Chief Justice Taney, who is | |buried in the Catholic Cemetery at 1 Frederick, Md. ■ A number of promi ; nent gentlemen of Frederick are acting r in the matter. — Sun, I 1 Thd Postoffice at Port Deposit, Mary ■ land, was entered on Tuesday night by i burglars, and all the letters in the office i rifled, including the mail matter of the : bouthern and .Eastern mails, and also i for Lancaster and Washington. From • GOO to 1 00 letters were taken away. ; Accidentally Killed.—On Mon* day night last Luther Dorsey, a well i known farmer, residing on the Frcder- I ick turnpike, at a point known as Mile , Stone House, was killed by falling over ; a bridge situated on the pike ,Ib*. nftlcs ► from this city. The night was Very dark and no railing being on the bridge. 1 the unfortunate man drove into the i chasm below and was instantly killed,. He leaves a wife and five children to i mourn the melancholy accident.— Bolt. Transcript, Fair and Festival.—Tire Ladies , of the German Reformed Church, in Manchester, purpose holding a Fair and Festival in the basement of the Church, commencing oil the 2nd day of Christ mas, December 2Gth, 186*]* and to be continued during the week. A variety of useful and fancy articles on sale. Confectionary and Icc Cre am, Oyster Supper to he served on the night of the 26th at the loir price of 50 cents. The public arc generally invited to be pres ent. The Fair is held for the; benefif of the Chuch. Hanover and Towsorjtown papers please notice. dec. j The glory of medicine is the en dowing the hnman form with the best bodily health, for then the poet is in spired with brilliant thoughts; the ora tor with new ideas and words of fire I the soldier with indomitable, courage; the inventor with bright conceptions ; the merchant with business tact, activi ty and power; the mechanic with ener gy; the author with skill in the use of language which- captivates the singer with a sweet melodious voice; the mu sician with rapturous sounds; the dis pirited become hopeful ptjie despairing • happy. Such is the estimable and ud [ mitted usefulness of Bryan’s Life Pills See advertisement. dec. B. fi@~Tlu; New York Newsboy’s Lodg ing Room Association has received a donation of 350,000 from a Mr. Rose, of lowa, whose brother loft $2,000,000 to be appropriated to the benefit of poor and neglected children. Thad. Stevens entertains the same, contempt for the Constitution, when it stands in the way of his political schemes, that a sharp-toothed rat dues £br a thin pine board between himself and a rich cheese. Nearly all the burnt district of Rich mond has been rebuilt, aud in finer style than of Old. I 1’ ifty-fuur Chinese soldiers have been beheaded at Nankin for robbing the inhabitants. MARRIED. On Wednesday morning, December 10th, at the Westminster M. E. Church, by Rev' ■V H. C. Dosh, Rev. J. B. Vanmeter, of the East Baltimore Conference, to htrcixuA, youngest (laughter of the late David Cassell, of Westminster, Mjh In Baltimore, on the 17th of December, 1866. at the residence of E. R. Warner, bv the Rev. Mr. Williams, Asa Waiuj, Jr., to Miss Grace E. Exsey, both of Svkesvillc, Carroll county, Md. On, the 18th inst., by Rev. S. Stoner, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. David Mykus and Miss Rebecca Geimax, both of tins-Cquuty. I ~^ At Newtown, Worcester cotnltv Md., on the Ifth. inst., Wim,)c, infant son of Rev. Jesse Bhreeve, aged almut six month*. If l was buried beside his sister Radio. IT rents liave yet one child left. BALTIMORE MARKbSTS Titesdat, Di;ci• mbeu.l Ufa J Fl.Otlß—Howard St. Super and Cut Extra lft.7sasll, do. Extra shipping 12.2fla8l2*itf, high grades I3asU da. Family 13,a|di,M) per bbl. Rye Flour—new fi.s.')as6.7*-'SX Meal—City JfiH* at 44.50 per bbl. BucW-bet in hulk 3.sons*4** WO lbs. - Gbaix.—Wheat is dull, fair tn good-reAgat ling at ti/.SOa.i; prime S 3 10a3 13.- Gong. wm ket steady, white OOaIMJ j yellow 62 Oats—ets. ,J, lloos.—Dressed are in better snppfr, iPincc the more favorable tarn ia the weather. We quote 9alo ct?., as to quality. £nd heavy Hardware generally; also a duff* ii plete stock of j SHOE FODOGB, I all of which are offered at fair prices. The attention of conasumers and dealers I are invited to call ancl examine our stock,! in quality and prices. 1 I - REIFSNIDER Jc CO. | sept IS, 1866—tf I SHOES AND HA Tsf Cheaper then Ever, | > At John R. Busby’s, ft/ Opposite new Catholic Ghurch. I WHERE you will find the largest anew best assortment of the very latest * T L ~r V, —3/lrinon SbnC.B . qnd PV-3 j Estate of Cat harms, Mpuesytr, decal NOTICE is hereby given that' the Sub scriber has obtained from' the Orphans’ Court ofCarroll county, letters ofAdministra tion on the Personal, Estate of Catharine . Stoaesifer, late of Carroll county, dec’d. All I persona having claims against said estate are hereby warned to exhibit the same within six months from this date, otherwise they - may by law bo excluded from, all benefit of ' said estate. Those indebted are requested to make immediate pavrtetft.- bit# -il.rfj JOSHTA BTONESIFER, 1 nov27-4t ' Administrator. 7 f AMES call at MRS. SHRINER’S, for * I i -Ribbons, Flowers, Feathers, Silks and Sutins. Crapes and Laces, Ruches,,- S nu\ Ornaments Ac., | Silk and Crape Bonnets on ham 1 , i dec27 J *B*7. MftSTEtiiTfe r TTiJg* S’® s I “t WORlnl Y An Enterprise and t,ly * ew IHape r^*h 1 Ihe next year bids fair toL.^ oim in the oof frcei^A^ Than even any td the even tfd IT e t d - ’V the - telhgent judgment of pnlrffc r and authentic account of f apts .V* fl| • The give with consricntous accuracy 1 J',®* < equal fulness and fidelity whct&.k ■ for or against its own views Z't 7 y Prompt activity in spreading icSjS* k, ders every kind of news in wwl **** 8 of the public takes an interest? 1 7 * > Mewspnper; and the The \\ oni.n fur discharging th . * “ re by those of any the Lmted States. What e W * tail in, it certainly will „ ot fail to . the news, nor to shpply it with such Z* 1 ] titude, spirit, freshness, abundance J ncctiracy, and candor, that no class = r EDITIONS 3, The Weekly World, n large oa aM(l .. f same size as Daily, in now printeti out utkirp tj/pe, and has the largest?* - o?e° W ° 4 Wny WC ' ;klj j'” lr - nal L ts Market Reports embrace th t. ) 5 ork, Albany, Brighton, and Uim . Live Stock Markets f the New US’ . 1 roduoc and General Produce S'! special and valuable Hop Intelligence.? l purtuient of Agi ieultural Reading; all er composing an unrivalled hand iJ*, * current information for the Farmer !-‘ Ch 2 "/ mlncc is - A page or nj.ore. will be rcsmric' i Fireside Reading r "y I iref j eml)yac!ng‘tl>e- U.! Storied, r * , and n •ptt^QKfwr. the Diteassion ofairffl r nent lopics of general interest, poh’tS ; agricultural, finaucial. IRenirv, etc, ' ; k T,c S-WrtKtf W,m,.„i s a ] ( X to sheet, same size as Daily, which, hr L tmg a great mass of city advertisement's fi* the Daily, contains aft its news, carresw*. dencc, editorials, comoiercial and *rU , news,'cattle market and provision report, and a fresh and entertaining miscellany of literature. Published Tuesday aud FHOar terms. ; Wontn. li/'lll • One copy, one year,.. ~..„|2.W ; hour copies one year .'(o Ten copies, one year - is’.on tpp , es, to one address... fifty copies. “ ** “ ...3*loo StaiiAVebblt IVori.u, ‘ I One copy, one year ...Rtt f our co] >ies, one year jo,(u Ton cojiies, 0110 year Daily Wok up. One copy, one year SK).OO Clcb Prizes. For clubs of 10, One Weekly, one rear. * 1 '* •'>o* One Semi- Weekly,oncrar 1 “ JUO, One Daily, one yens . . Additions to clubs may la* made any tint iu tbe year at the above club rates. Terms, cash in advance. Send, if bom hie. Post-oflie© Money Order or Rank Draft. Rills sent by mail will l>c at the risk of ten der. Me have-no travelling agents, Ad<lrtn all orders and letters to THE WORLD. • ' dec27 35 Park Row Nhw You. Or. Scheiick’H Mandrake mil! A Substitute for Calomel. These Pills are composed of yarioat root*, having the power to relax the secretion* of ill liver as promptly and effectually as blue pill* mercury, and without producing any uf (W disagreeable or dangerous effects which oftn follow the use of the latter. In all billions disorders these Pill* k used with confidence, as they promote th* A charge of vitiated bile, and remove those & strnctioiw from the' Itvcr and biliary bH*> which”arc" the cause ofbilious affcetloDi W|- oral. Scuexck’s Mandrake Pills cure Siok Red ache, and all disorders of the Liver, inßtit by sallow akin,, coated tongue, costiww* drowsiness, ami a general feeling of weariK* and lassitnde, showing that the liver it is • W* pid or obstrncled condition. In short, these Pills may be used with tKlr*** tage in all cases when a purgative or alteritid medicine Ls required. Please ask for “Dr. Schonck’s Misdrid' Pillsi*' and observe that the two liken>( the Doctor are on the Government stamp—#•* when in the last stage of Consumption, aad 4* other in fiis ’precept health. - ’ \ ' , Sold by all Druggists and dealer*. rri % cents per box. Princq>al Office, >*o. 15 Xori Cth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. General Wholesale Agents : Dema* 21 Park Row,- New York: 8. 8. H B#I 108 Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.; Jeh* h Parke, N. K. ertr. of Fourth and Wthnrt 9b Cincinnati, Ohio; Walker A Taylor, I*sH* Wabash Avenue, Chicago, HI. ♦ Collin* ers, o|^owndAD^^^ st, Louis, * - * . , doe, 2Ty 4th k Sth W. I V<^ N OTIC E To Tay Payers. THE Common Council lor the Westminster, will meet at their o®c* on the Ist and #th of January, 1867, tf* o'clock, P. M.. to hear any appeal* ‘f o * I the retqrn of the Board of Assessor* W [ City of Westminstor, ns appointed Dee. L 1866, to make a trne ana faithful I of the taxobk property of the City of [inhtetcr. *1 . [ The record is open for examination 18l I First National Bank of Westminster. DiyiDEND. for the last six monthly payable on Or ** the Ist Moxdjiy is Jaxda**L 186 T. _ *1 J. J. BAUUOARTN® Fdee 7,-3t q* - Ce*^, “ ; W. SBLUgC, ywjf OOME very fine goods suitable for mgs can be had at Mrs. greatly reduced prices.