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NEW ISL003IFIELI), PEXN'A.
Tuesday, April 4, 1S70.
TnE Senators and Representatives of
Texas have been admitted to their seats.
JlAMUSBUita mourns the loss of Mayor
Hays, lie died on Thursday last, alter
a severe illness.
Sknatoii Amks of Mississippi has
hecn admitted to his scat in the United
The bill to pay the Border Counties
for damages done during the war has
been defeated iu the House. This will
be gratifying news to residents in all
all counties, except those which were to
to be benefitted by the bill.
The President has issued his procla
mation, announcing the ratification of
the fifteenth amendment, and declaring
it a part of the Constitution of the
United States. He has also scuta message
to Congress in which, in view of the fact
that so large a number have been enfran
chised, that he urges them to take some
action to promote the education of this
A Majority of the Judges of the Su
preme Court of the United States have
decided to allow the question of the con
stitutionality of the '' Legal Tender act"
to bo re-opened for discussion. Argu
ments will be heard early next month.
This is, in fact, equivalent to a reversal
of the late decision, us all iu favor of al
lowing this course, concur in the opinion
at that time delivered by the minority of
the court, fully affirming its legality. As
t he act iu question, in a great measure
owed its origiual passage to the personal
influence of the then Secretary Chase,
his recent decision against it always seem
ed to us liko a man trying to prove the
illegitimacy of his own offspring. Yet,
for all this, as the decision had been ren
dered we dislike to see the question re
opened, as this playing "fast and loose"
with decision of the Supreme Court has a
tendency to weaken the veneration which
should be attached to decisions of the high
est tribunal in the land.
Important to Whiskey Drinkers.
A new process has been discovered iu
which sulphuric acid is used iu tho man
ufacture of whisky from corn, by which
treatment tho quantity of whisky is in
creased from 15 and 10 to 18 and l'J
quarts per bushel. A specimen of the ar
ticle, which has been shown to us, proves
to be a most deleterious and poisonous
compound. When put through the usual
courso of rectification it corrodes and de
stroys everything with which it comes iu
contact, and an ulcohol manufacturer, in
attempting to distil it, discovered that it
rusted the copper still to such on extent
that the fluid was highly impregnated
with copperas. If a copper still cannot
withstand this article, how can the hu
man stomach be expected to go it.
flSy About the last thing to steal is a
grave-stone, unless it bo the gravo itself.
However, a thief with a peculiar bent of
mind appropriated a head stone and i'oot
stono from the marble-yard of Mr. Jacob
Kohlcr, in Philadelphia last week.
Mounting them on a wheelbarrow, he was
about trundling them away when a police
man interfered with his illegitimate pro
ceeding. After being safe in custody
he gave his name as Dauiel Fassett, aud
said he dwelt in Uaiubridge street. At
preseut he is residing in Moyameusing
S&. English sparrows have lately estab
lished their residence in Lexington, Ky.,
greatly to the surprise of tho unfeathered
bipeds there residing.
Jldviec to riillip Sheridnn, Esq.
A great many complaints have been
made against Sheridan because he kills
the Indians. The following bit ot advice
is about as good a piece of satire on the
subject as we have ever seen :
One of the objections made to Shcri
dauas a warrior is, that ho killed people.
Another is, that he kills the Indian
father at a time when his family needs
him as a provider of food, itnd the inno
cent squaws and children suffer from
this cruelty. We always did think
Sheridan killed the enemy too much.
Why can't you just shoot them a little,
l'liil., so as uot to hurt them ! Wiiy do
you want to go around making a grave
yard of everybody that murders Ameri
can citizens? Don't you know any way
to carry on a war without killing people
this way? Suppose the poor l'icgaiis
have taken a scalp or two, and dug the
bowels out of a lew babies, and subject
ed a lew women to the embraces of half
a tribe of the most hellish ruffians that
ever wore tho human form, what has
that to do with it? You ought not, to do
that way. You should send misioiiarics
to them. Send them a peace Commis
sioner send them the Cincinnati
Uiizettt send them a bald headed Qua
ker that can't be scalped senU them
confound it send them Mitogen and his
fiddle. We cau spare him. It would
do him j:ood to go. It would do us g.i.id
to have him go. The Indians would he
glad to see him. Let him take .Mrs.
Cobb along. Lot him take the whole
female lobby from Washington. If (hey
can't bring the Piegan to repentance
and to thinking of his latter end, nobody
cau. And don't be so brash with your
shooting any more. Don't you remem
ber how you used ltosser, iu the Valley V
Ho only wanted to come along down in
tho rear, lie wasn't hurting you any.
Y'et what Jul you do to that young
man? You went out with Custar and
slut at him and charged into him with
your iufernal cavalry, and made him git up
and git till his artillery wagons went so
fast only one wheel touched tho ground,
and his horses were nearly tired to death.
That's no way to treat a man. You
should have been polite and friendly
to him. You bhould be polite and friend
ly to these Indians. Give them blankets
and Spencer rifles and scalping kuives;
give them tobacco and meerscham pipes
or Partaga cigars ; give them the Agri
cultural Report, and the Congressional
Globe, and (Ireely's " Recollection's of a
Busy life," and other civilizing docu
ments. Give them Lydia Thomson.
Give thutn Lydia. Yes, by all means
give them L. Ohio Mate. Journal.
Earthquakes iu Ecuador.
Much damage has been done iu tho
vicinity of Quito, in the Province of Lm
babura, and in many other places by
earthquakes. On the 2d of December
several shocks were felt, and on i.,e 12th,
continued shocks were felt from noon
till morning of the next day, when a shock
of extraordinary violence occurred. " The
inhabitants," says tho ('anaina mail,
" were terrified, and rushed from their
dwellings, fell on their knees, and im
plored for mercy. During the latter part
of tho day thirteen distinct shocks were
felt in Jipijaps, each one being accom
panied by a violent wind storm. On tho
13th of J leceniber another terrific shock
"'Several times since many shocks
have taken place, but none created great
alarm, until tho 2d instant, when there
was one of unusual severity at about
midday; but tho most terrifying one of
all took place on tho 3d instant, when be
tween l'edernals aud Cabo Pasodo tho
earth was seen to open and emit a hil
lock of stones from i50 to 40 feet high.
Behind or near tho spot where this oc
curred stood an earth hill about 00 feet
high, which suddenly and entirely disap
peared. Around the base of tho hillock
is a circular pond of salt water, and for a
long distance surrounding that the earth
which before wi:s hard and solid has be
come soft and spongy. Tho inhabitants
of tho locality have become positively
terror stricken, aud no inducement will
take them within a very long distance of
of tho spot."
An Eastern paper says, Mr. W.
A. J. Seals, of Monroo, has shown us
two minnio balls which wero picked upon
the field after tho second conflict at Bull
Bun. Tho balls met at right angles, and
the point of one was buried half way in
the body of tho other. Tho ball that was
struck is bent, and tho striking bullet
is flattened, but tho plug end ia plainly
The Troy Murder An Extraordinary Con
fission. On Wednesday night of last week
Manning Vundcrspcydcn, a wealthy
farmer, living a mile from this city, was
murdered in his barn. His son-in-law,
G. A Alexander, reported that tho mur
derer attacked him, after killing Vander
speyden, hit him with an iron pump
handle, broke his arm, and also cut his
head wiih a knife. Suspicions wero
aroused that Alexander himself did the
deed, and this afternoon, at four o'clock,
after writing a complete confession, bo
committed suicido by blowing out his
brains with a shot gun.
His confession states that he meditated
the murder for a year, and about four
weeks ago intended to do it. but the
presence of a negro frustrated his design
He s:iys the Lord prompted him to do
it. lie tried to escape but could not,
and thinks he has done no wrong. He
asks the paruoii of his wife, hopes to
meet her in heaven, and says he had no
accomplices Trny Paper.
A Double Man.
Ail the stories told of tho Siamese
twins hardly equal this of the Scutch
man. of whom tho following account is
given by the lierum Scotiarum Uisto
During tho reign of James III., of
Scotland, and at this court, there lived a
man double above the waist and single
below that region. The King caused him
to be carefully brought up. He rapidly
acquired a knowledge of music. The two
heads learned several languages, they
debated together, and the two upper
halves occasionally fought. They lived
generally, however, in the greatest har
mony. When the lower part of the body
was tickled the two individuals felt it
together, but when, on the other hand,
each individual was touched, one alone
felt the fact. This monstrous being died
at the age of 28. One of the bodies died
several days before the other.
JOSyThe New York Sun in a report of
a night alarm of fire, tells tho following
story, which is good, if not true : '-The
staircase was blocked up with boarders
endeavoring to get away their baggage.
One young woman exhibited a heroism
worthy of record. She was petite, with
dark curly hair, and had just arrived on
the landing with her arms full of kniek
knacks. when she suddenly dropped her
load, and putting her hand to her head
exclaimed in heartrending accents. " Oh,
my blonde hair!"' rushed frantically back
and disappeared in a volume of smoke.
There was a minute of awful suspense to
tho by-standers ; but presently the coura
geous girl appeared at the top of the
stairs, carrying about ten pounds of blonde
capillary ornamentation. One of the board
ders said that this hair was lately impor
ted from Paris at a cost of $17.")."
A case has been recently reported of a
boy who fell from the mast head of the
ship Surprise into the sea, keeping him
self afloat for t hree quarters of an hour,
then being rescued by the vessel. This
occurred during a very dark night, aud is
oue of the most remarkable cases of pres
ervation on record. The lad had on heavy
clothing at the time, but succeeded in di
vesting himself of most of it, and his
boots, or otherwise he would have been
unable to sustain the .weight of water
they would have contained.
JJSf No Ilminuo. We do not wish
to inform you reader, that Dr. Wonder
ful, or any other man, has discovered a
remedy that cures all diseases of mind,
body or estate, and is designed to make
our sublunary sphere a blissful paradise
to which heaven itself shall be but a
side show, but tea do wish to inform jon
thai Dr. Sayett Catarrh Jtumcdi hass
cured thousands of cases of catarrh in its
worst forms and atayes, and the proprietor
will pay $500 for a case of this loathsome
disease that ho cannot euro. It may bo
procured by mail for sixty cents, by ad
dressing 11. V. Pierce, M. D., Buffalo,
N. Y., For sale by most druggists everywhere.
Four Men Killed. A terrible ac
cident occurred at tho coal mines of
Richard Heeksher, situated a few miles
from Shenandoah City, ou tho 20th u!t.
It appears that while four men wero
desending the shaft to 'commence their
day's work tho ropo broke, precipitating
them to tho bottom, a depth of over
00 feet. All wero instantly killed.
&3f Prince Pierre Bonaparte has been
requested by Napoleon to leave France.
It is said ho purposes coming to this
Miscellaneous News Items.
IW Imprisonment for debt has at length
been abolished In Rhode Island.
C3fOnly five persons were lulled in
Russia, last year by railway accidents.
tr"An American minstrel troupe has
made "Shoo Fly" popular in Hamburg.
VS" It is noticed that all the severe storms
this year, have come on Sundays.
Kminigration from Ireland to the
United States has largely increased lately.
t'An old gentleman of ninety, in
Maine, is now in mourning for his tiflh
t3T The largest shoes for women made
in the Philadelphia, market go to Utah ;
the smallest arc ordered for Havana.
ilf Tho latest about the composer
Wagner, is that he intends to write two
more operas, and then turn his attention to
tW The eofiin at a recent New Hamp
shire funeral was drawn to tho grave on a
hand sled, and the mourners followed on
tW Commissioner Delano has issued a
circular to revenue oliieers enjoining tln-m
to discharge their duties prudently, courte
ously and in a conciliatory spirit.
ES" Reuben B. Russel, a well known live
stock dealer, accidentally shot and killed
himself while hunting, near Belleview,
Ohio, one day last week.
A Registry act supplement was pass
ed in tho liouso at Harrisbiirg, with tho
addition of a clause providing lor the regis
tration of all without distinction of color.
Or An argument was made in tho Uni
ted States Supreme Court, last week, by
the Attorney General, in lavor of a reopen
ing of the legal tender decision.
tS"A man named Thomas P. Williams
was found dead in the chamber where ho
worked, at the Continental mines, on the
!i"tli ult. Ho went to work apparently
15?" A bill has been introduced in the
Legislature, at tho request of the Water
Department, to regulate the manner in
which the water is to bo used in Philadel
phia. C3T" Owing to the sudden rise in tho river
tho embankment at tho lower lock of the
canal at Keokuk, Iowa, gave way on the
2tfth ult., and the Government works at
that place were hooded, causing much dam
age. tW A bill passed tho State Senate en
abling the Treasurer to draw on the Sink
ing Fund when otherwise unable to meet
current expenses, ami requiring tho pay
ment in gold of interest on the debt con
tracted prior to 1802.
CfT" In Williamsburg, a young lady, Miss
Eliza Creed, aged nineteen years, was re
cently dashed to tho sidewalk by the wind
with such force as to causo injuries result
ing iu her death about two hours after the
C3?" Accounts have been received at. Des
Moines, Iowa, of tho freezing of two men
in the north western part of that State du
ring the severe storm of the 15th ult. Six
others are missing in tho same county, and
it is feared they have met the same late.
IW William Dean , alias Dick, has been
arrested by detectives Elder and McDougall
at No. iaJ iiroadw.iy, the $0,000 worth of
bonds lately stolen from the Ocean and
Norwalk banks having been traced to his
possession. Dean is a resident of Yonkers,
and has heretofore held a good position in
JtSTOn tho 30th ult., a barn in Avondale
Ohio was destroyed by lire, together witli
all its contents, including two valuable hor
ses, at one o'clock yesterday. It was the
work of an incendiary, w ho barricaded all
the doors of the residence and set that on
tire also. Fortunately the latter went out,
else the entiro family would havo been de
stroyed. C3 On the 30th ult., as tho night train
from New York was about four miles from
Bristol, tho engineer, discovered an ob
struction of some kind on the track. He
was then very close upon it, but ho suc
ceeded iu slowing tho train in a considera
ble degreo before ho was forced upon it.
Tho cugiuo struck the obstruction, but
owing to tho good management of the en
gineer but little or no damage was etl'eeted.
tW Thomas Iligan, a Philadelphia ped
dler, supposed to reside in Pino street, was
decoyed, robbed and murdered in Kent Co.,
Del., on the I'Jth hist. Two colored men
have been arrested, named Lober and
Young, on suspicion, and it is said ono of
them has confessed their crime. The body
was found on Saturday by somo iishermen
hauling their net in a mill pond.
Somo years ago. a Milwaukee gentle
man was robbed of a $100 bond. The thief
has now sent it back, with tho information
that it has "layed on his stummuck ever
sonce." . Mis reason for taking it was very
simple: " i tuk it for i wanted munny."
His reason for not selling it is rather com
plicated : " Evry time i went to sell tho
thing sumthing told mo not to, aud i did
n't. His surrender of the security is un
conditional : " Here it is for i can't keep it
1 A IN- KIL L i: 11 .
WE ASK ATTENTION TO THIS VNlllVALED.
Family Medicine !
Tim rtiin Killer I, by universal consent, allowed
to Iiave won tor Itself a reputation unsurpassed In
tlie history of medicinal preparations. Us instan
taneous effect In tin; entire eradication and extinc
tion of rain, In nil its various forms, incidental to
the human family, and the unsolicited written and ,
verbal testimony of the masses in its favor, have
been, and are, its own best advertisement.
Tor evidence in favor of the 1'oln Killer for
Ministers' Sore Throat or Bronchitis, read the fol
lowing: (1 knts. The ruin Killer has been a constant oc
cupant of our house for over two years, and a por
tion of the time it lias been the only medicine un
der our roof. Hardly ever do I have my children
complain of being sick, without, bavin;? tlicm ask
in tl' same sentence for l'aln Killer.
For several years before I became acquainted
with the l'aln Killer, 1 had snireicd a great deal
from an affection in my throat, thought by soma
physicians to be llroni hitis, by others to ba what
is called Ministers' Hore Throat. At one time it
was so severe that I was obliged to give up preach
In. AVithln a few mouths after I had become ac
quainted with the rain Killer. I bad aunt her attack
from that, distressing complaint. 1 tried iny new
found medicine, and, to my astonishment and de
light, It produced a wonderfully soothing effect.
In a short time I was wholly relieved. Since that
time I have had a number of attacks of the sains
nature, and the l'aln Killer has always afforded ma
relief. About one year since, my wife became sub
ject to severe suffering from rheumatism: our re
sort, as usual, was to the rain Killer, which would
always relieve her.
I have not time now to say more, as I could with
a hearty good will, and always have done, iu
praise of the l'aln Killer. If this hastily written
letter, in commendation of l'erry Davis' valuable
medicine, will be of any service, you are at liberty
to do with it as you please.
Very truly yours.
Missionary of (lie A. Jt. Home Mission Soeietij.
March 8. lm
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