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STEOUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. MARCH 16, 1865.
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THE LITTLE CHILDERN.
God bless the little chiidern,
Meet them evenvhere ;
We hear their voices round our hearth
Their footsteps on the stair ;
Their kindly .hearts are swelling o'er
With mirthfullness and glee; f
God bless the little children
Wherever they may be. 3-.
We meet them 'neath each gipsy tent,
With Visage swarth and dun,
And cye3 dial sparkle as they glanco
With roguery and fun ;
We find them fishing in the brook
For minnows, with a pin,
Or creeping through the hazel-brush
The linnet's nest to win.
Wo meet them in the lordly hail,
Their stately father's pride";
We meet them in the poor man's cot
lie has no wealth beside,
Along the city's crowded street
Thr-y hurl lhe hoop or ball ;
Wc find them 'neath the pauper's roof
The saddest sight of all.
For there they win no father's love,
No mother's tender care,
Their only friend the God above
Who hears the orphan's prayer ;
But dressed in silks or degraded rjgs,
In childish grief or glee,
God bless the little children,
Wherever they may be.
The following, says the Gennantowii
Telegraph, is too good lo be lost, although it
occurcd some years agq in Germantown, in
a botel not many .miles from the railroad :
"Will ycu give me a glass of ale, if you
pleased" asked a rather s'eodish-looking per
son, with an old but wcll-brushcd coat, and
a most too shiny hat
It was produced by the bar-tender, cream
ing over lhe edge of the tumbler.
"Thank ye," said the recipient, as ihc
placed it to his lips. Having finished it at
a swallow, he smacked his lips, and said ;
"This is very fine' ale von'. Wiiose is
"It is Dawsoifs ale."
"Ah ! Dawson's, eh 1 Well, give us an
other glass of it"
It was dene : and holding it up to the light
and looking through it, connoisseur said :
"Ton my word, it is superb ale superb !
clear as Madeira. I must have some more
of that. Give me a mug of it."
The mug was furnished; but before put
ting it to his lips lhe imbiber said :
"iriasc ale did you say this was!"
"Dawson's," repeated the bar-tender.
The mug was exhausted, and also the vo
cablory of praise; and it only remained for
the appeciative gentleman to say, as he wiped j
his mouth and went toward the door. i
"Dawson's ale, is il ! I know Dawson
verv well I stall see him soon, and will
settle with him for two glasses and a mug of
his incomparable brew !
A fac simile of the following inscription
on a toomstonc in Williamsport, Pa., is in
"Sacred to the Memory of Henry Harris
Born june 23th 1631 of Henry Harris and
jane his Wife. Died on the 4th of May
1837 by a kick of a colt in his Bowles peace
able and quiet, a Friend to his Father &
Motler& respected by all who knew him
and went to the world where horses can't
kick and sorrows arid weepings is no more,
An exchange sa-s there iaa,cmarked des -
titution of religion in the oil region, and
scanty accommodations for holding .services
i that famous region of country."
The following letter was written by a
young lady :
"Der kufczen : We is well, and mo
thers got the his Xcrrix. : brother Tom is
got the Hupin Kaugh and sister Ann has
ota babce. aud hope these few lines will gck following proved that Mrs.
find you the same. Kite soon. Your F0isom had bceu iu earnest when she had
apfhectionate kuzzeu." declared her intention of beginning to be
TTTT j p j genteel, There were mysterious confab
In a recent case of assault, the delend- ( Iatious with lcr edest daughter Jemima;
Ant pleaded guilty, "I think 1 must be diverg visHs fcQ tho COUIltry slorcs fr0ln
guilty," said he, "because the plaintiff j which , h W(jrc geufc to thc fam
and me were the only ones, in thc room, hmQ daj, aud a geucrai ncglect of the
and the first thing I know I was stand-!culi affairs thafc mado Mr. Folsom
mgup, aud he was doubled over the, , ihc doors, and filled the mouth of
eiuve. O.OU u ucucr can nguiiujr.
The cultivation of frogs as an article of i
food, is largely carried on in' the neigh
borhood to New York. One of thc priuci-
dot nopu to new x or, vne oi tne priuex-,
pal hotels possesses ponds for :jts .exclusive,
nul;,wu,.w..uJ),uu u h0USc of Deacon Babbit,
up from lively -tadpoles, unmolested by weeH allierin s wcr0 tho ex
pickerel or cruel boys. citcmcut of the place, and the occasions
It is stated that while only five revolu-'on which the ladies congregated; to show
iionary pensioners arc alive, there are one their new clothes, and scandalizing their
thousand four hundred and eighteen wid-, ueighbors
hwc nfoJ, m ;nrl ilvAWHi"
who ui ouvn ;uoivuuia " . . - a
Human existence hinges upon-triflcs
what is beauty without soap"?
SIIKY FOLSOM'S GENTILITY.
BY CLARA AUGUSTA.
In an unlucky hour, Mrs. Susan Fol
' j " - ' . ,
SOm paid a Visit to her COUS1D, Sally SnOO
Kcrs, who resides in the city of Plnladel
Sally lived in style. She had a three
story house :.four servants and a carriage
, Sally's husband was in the hardware bus-
iucss, and had made a fortune by tho rise
Mrs. Folsorn returned home in a dis
contented frame of mind. In conse
quence o'f which unfortuuate condition,
poor Mr. Folsoni was treated to a double
distilled curtain lecture, the salient points
of which all married men, with strong
minded women for wives, are fully ac
quainted with :
"Now, only to sec cousin Sally's house
" pursued Mrs. Folsom "Its worth a
v'yagc to J errycow. It's got a purgatory
on top where you can see all over crea
tion, ifnotfurdcr; and there's a purtu-
gucsc over the front door, with a vine,
that looks some like a bean vine, only it
ha iut, -creeping all over it. Aud-then its
lit, clean from garret to seller with lamps
stuck up against the cciliug, and all you
have to do is jus.t turn a facet, jest as you
do to a cider barrel, and its all fixed."
"What's all fixed V queried Mr. Fol-
"Why the gas to be sure. The rooms
are as light as day."
"Don't have 'to use no watches, nor
nothing, then- Cracky, what a saving."
"Of course you have to light it the same
as any other lamp. Folsoni. ou pliant
quite so bright as you might be."
"Well, I hainfc without company "
muttered Folsom, whopping over with his
face to tho wall, and simulating a snore.
"Now David, don't you go for to turn
your back expecting to be allowed to
snore, for yon shaut " with an emphatic !
dig of the elbow "I haint half done yet. j
I've worked like a siava all my days, and
it s mighty hard if I cau t take some com
fort of my life."
"I doiA bender you," said Folsom
"Well then, keep your eyes and cars
open and hear what I'm going to sa
1 m going to see if I can t have things a
lectle more geuteel. If I can't fix up the
house to my mind, I guess I can dress
kinder fashionable. I've been to the
city, and know what's what. I mean to
make Squire Jones' wife ayl old Mrs.
Simp draw in their feathers. They're
alius a thinking that nobody knows noth
ing about the fashions but them. And
Mrs. Jones' buunitdon'tstick upsomuch
by two inches as the fashion, and her
gound is full a finder too loner in frunt.
I mean to have a new suit, and have it
made up ar le mood."
"How in lime's that ? taint a bloomer
"That's the French for in the fashion.
Almost everybody talks French now.
I've larnt lots of it sense I've been gone.
There's e plury buss unum, and bony fide
and il penscross, and parly-vous, and in
finitive, and lots more of the sort'
"Yes, but what does all that jumble
"The land ! I hope you don't think I
know ? Nobody pretends to know the
"meaning. Them words is only throwed
into conversation to make it sound grand.
But about my dress. In the fust place
there's my hair, Cousin Sally has hern
rolled round a rat and two mice, aud fixed
with a waterfall behind."
"Lord, Suke ! you haint in earnest, be
"To be sure ! dou't bounce up in bed
so ! you'll bust- the bed cord, it's rather
week now, in places. I've got ta get the
rat trap fixed right off."
"The rat trap; now Suke, somebody's
been imposing onto you."
"Noj Maggie Sally's little gal, told
me about. 1 asked her what made her
inarm's hair stick out so behind, and she
said it wa3 a rat, and she bad mice in
'The dickens, didn't they smell rather
"Not a mite. Ye see the musk and
perchooly takes all the scout away. And
then I'm goiug to have a flounced goun,
and a stick up buunit, aud a long crincr
line, aud a cane, and and and a a
Here "tired nature's sweet restorer"
stenned in, and stopped Mrs. Folsom's
tongue for the night, greatly to the satis-
faction of her husband,
the hired man with the very biggest kiud
grand denouement came full soon.
On Thursday the Foreign Mission So--j
fm amclioration of thc c0lldition
q heaUjcn -n Twangtopiauy mcfc at
i:uisum wuuu """6l'u
Her pink barege dress, tucked and
flounced trailed a full yard behind her;
her crinoline was the most expansive that
could be purchased and full a foot too
long. Her outer covering was a nonde
script plaid sacque, trimmed with buttons,
bugles, fringes and gimp. She had one
of the smallest of hats on her head ; and
in her hand a cane, a parasol and a bun
dle of tracts for the littlo benighted hea
then. "The land of the. living ! cried Mr.
Folsom surveying her with awe struck a
niazcment, "how are you going to get in
to the waggin with all them are "flandan
gocs a flying ?"
"Carriage, if you please," replied his
Jerry Blake, the hired man, led up a
horse, and Mrs. Folsom essayed to mount
into tier ciiarnot. Uut in vain. She was
altogether unused to the management of
such drapery, and being with all a heavy
woman the thing could not be done.
Jerry solved the enigma by bringing
forward the wash- bench and a board.
Mrs. Folsom was helped to climb the
bench, from which the board reached to
the side of the wagon, and though tho
set board bent and cracked fearfully, she
made the transit in safety, and seated
herself in the vehicle filling it completely.
"W.here m time am 1 going to ride r
queried Mr. Folsom, scratching his fore
top a habit he had when exercised in
"You will be under the necessity of
preambulating " said -Mrs. Folsom.
"lhe dickens r cried iolsoiu, "what
is mat t"
"It is the genteel for walking" replied
The husband said not a word, but trudg
ed on, leading the horse by the long rein,
while Sam, and Dick and little Molly, the
three youngest children, ran whooping
In due lime the deacon's house was
reached. It was afine day, and a large
portion of the compauy were out on the
green before the door telling over the
news, and eating berries from the old tree
near the horse block.
All eyes were directed to the unusual
cavalcade. Mr. Folsom sweat profusely
Mrs. Folsom reposed against the high
back of the wagon in sublime indifference.
"Whoa hish !" cried Mr. Folsom,
bringing his beast to a stand still. "Now
look here Suke ! how be you a going to
get unloaded ?"
Mrs. F. arose majestically and surveyed
"ITere Xcke, you come here and help,
and sometime I'll do as much for you "
saiu X'Olsom aauressinor a stalwart vnnnn-
fellow who was talking nonsense to the
bell of the society, across the well curb.
A half dozen men came forward, each
one anxious to inspect the fashionable cu
riosity. "Let mo git holt of ye," said Zeke,
"and you hold thc boss, Folsom. Sykes,
you keep her petticoats clear of the wheels
and I'll hoist her out of that jest like a
Release me, Ezekiel, you muss my
gound," said Mrs. Folsom waving him
back. "I will take hold of your hand
She wavered a little from side to side
i made a final spring, and brought up on
the shoulder of Phincas Dean, an old
bachelor, and the most confirmed woman'
hater in the universe.
Her cane made a red mark down the
side of Zeke's face, aud knocked off Parr
son Grub's new beaver ; her parasol took
a flying leap at the back of the horse,
which set the frightened animal off upon
a canter; thc string around the bundle of
tracts burst, and the wind scattered the
two leaved scraps of literature to parts un
known. Mr. Dean was horrified, Mrs. Folsom
clung frantically to his neck while ho
struggled with all his might to release
"Let go of me, you wild cat !" he cried
striving in vain to unloose her arms.
"Somebody take her off, do ! she's
strangling me ! oh, Lord! that ! should
ever come to this, and with thc homeliest
woman in thc parish too !"
Mrst Folsom heard and understood this
ungallant speech. No woman will bear
to have her good looks made light of.
She dealt .Mr. Dean a Btinging blow in
"Tukc that I you old niggered face
donkey !" cried she, "and that, and that,"
following up the onslaught with a second
and third blow.
Peggy Prime, an ancient maiden who
years ago had set her cap for Phineas
Dean aud was still supposed to entertain
a lurking tenderness for him, rushed
forward and seized Mrs. Folsom by her
"Let go of him, or I'll
Sho did not finish the threat, for the
waterfall came ofFon a sudden, and Peggy
went over backwards into thc watering
In the confusion, Mr. Dean made his
escape, and Mrs Folsom findiug that her
pink dress was hanging in shreds, and
thc crowning part of her head dress was
amoug the missing, submitted to be load
ed into Deacon Babbit's wagon and sent
home. - . n t
Sho never essayed gentility after that.
It took too much time, she said, and did
not pay for the trouble.
Her brief practice of it made one match,
however. Mr. Dean firmly believed that
his honor was saved by Peggy Prime, and
out of gratitude he made her his wife.
It is often a pretty good matrimonial
firm that consists of three quarters wife
and one quarter husband.
First Flow of the Oil Fountains.
A gentleman whose observations arc
recorded in the Olcavland Herald, has
been out among the oil wells of Penusy-,or crook, get from his pen into the ad
lvania, and his report of the operations in 'joining corn field. The Deacon studied
that extraordinary and suddenly transmu-jlong.but in vain, to find out by what
ted section, are deeply interesting. We means the pig accomplished his thieving
copy a part of one of his letters on the raids. Piggy always made his expedi
"fiowing wells." tions in the night, but becoming fat and
Thc first flowing-well ever struck, was bold, one day -so far forgot himself as to
on the McElhenny, or Funk Farm, and attempt the feat by daylight. The deacon
was Known as tne iunt Well. liank
was a poor man when the well was sunk
It was struck June, 1861, and com
menced flowing, to the astonishment of
all the oil-borers in the neighborhood, at
the rate of 250 barrels a day. Such a
prodigal supply of grease, upset all cal
culations, but it was confidentially pre
dicted that the supply would soon stop.
It was an "Oil Creek humbug " aud
those who had no direct interest in the
prosperity of the well, looked day after
day to see the -stream stop. But like the
old woman who sat down by the river
side to let the water run itself out that,
sho might cross dryshod, they waited in
vain. The oil continued flowing with lit
tle variation for fifteen months, and then
stopped, but not before Funk became a
But long before the Funk well had
given out, the wonder in regard to it was
overshadowed by a new sensation. Down
on the Tarr farm, thc Philips Well burst
torthwitua stream of two thousand barrels
daily. Not to be out done by the terri
tory down the Creek, the McElhenny
tract "saw thc Tarr farm, "and went it
a thousand better." Tho Empire Well,
close to the Funk, suddenly burst forth
with its three thousand barrels daily, a
figure subsequently flowing wells vainly
endeavored to equal.
The owners were bewildered. It
was truly "too much of a good thing."
The true value of petroleum had not yet
been discovered, and the market for it
was limited. Foreigners would have
nothing to do with the nasty, greasy, com-
Dusuoie tmng. uur own people were
divided in opinion. Some thought it a
dangerous thing to be handled at arms'
length while other set it down as a hum
.bug in some way or other, of which the
community should keep as shy as possi
ble. Thc supply was already in advance
of the demand, aud the addition of three
thousand barrels a day, was monstrous
aud not do be endured. The price fell
to twenty cents a barrel, then to fifteen,
and then to ten. Coopers would sell bar
rels for cash only, and refused to take
their pay iu oil, or in drafts on oil ship
ments. Finally, it was impossible to obtain bar
rels on any terms, for all thc coopers in
the surrounding country could not make
barrels as fast as the Empire could fill
them. Thc owners were in despair, and
tried to choke off their confounded well,
but it would not be choked off. They
then built a dam around it, and covered
the soil with grease, but the oil refused
to be dammed, and rushed into tho
stream, making Oil Creek literally wor
thy its name. For nearly a year it flow
ed, and then dropped to a pumping well,
yielding about a hundred barrels. Late
ly it stopped, but on the application of an
air-pump, it revived, and now runs about
fifty barrels daily.
The Sherman Well,', which was the
next "great flowing well," .was put down
iu the year 18G2. It was sunk under
great difficulties! J. W. Sherman, who
was the original owner, commenced sink
ing it on the Foster farm, next above thc
McElheany, with very .United means.
His wife furuished thc money, and the'
well was sunk under great difficulties.
After a while, it became necessary to
procure an engine, and there was no mon-
cy to make tne purchase, and two men
who were in possession- of the desired
article, were admitted to a share for the
engine. Soon after, when but lew more
feet were necessary to reach thc supposed
deposit of oil, the funds wore exhausted.
A sixteenth interest was offered for 100,
and refused. Ultimately, it was sold for
360 and an old shotgun. A horse became
necessary during thc work, aud a sharo
was bartered for thc animal. At last
when all means that could be raised by
borrowing or selling were about exhaus
ted, oil was struck, and flowed at the rate
of 1500 barrels a day. The flow con
tinued at this rate for several months,
when it declined to 700 barrels. For
twenty-three months, the well continued
flowing, and then it stopped. For thc
flrstycar, the proprietors made but little,
lf anything, owing to the low price ot oil, jmg for the issue of Umtetr btates sccuri
and the difficulty of getting it to market ; i ities, and such checks and drafts as arc
but during the second year, the market '.required in the department, as well as cir
improved and an immense fortuue was culars, envelopes and other letterpress
made. The well now pumps from thirty printing. Thc expenses of the division
to forty barrels daily.
Thc stock of wines and liquors belong
ing to the estate of Daniel Webster which
were packed at Washington 12 years ago,
and have be'qn in the hands of trustees at
llnslon since, sold at Boston rm TnnsdaV. '
Tl10 lmnnrs TOfMw qnlrl fnx- ihn T.nn.ifU nf
Ashburton Webster, and
prices, tne wines selling tor !?o ou to 0
per bottle, and one demijohn of brandy
contaiuing 2 gallons, selling for 52 507
It was lately stated at a Bible Associa
tion Anniversary, that a calculation had
been made respecting the proportionate
.value of tho services of gentleman and la
idies as collectors for charitable and reli
gious' purposes, when it was found that
one lady is worth-thirteen and a half gen
.tlemen. , '
A Somewhat Unsavory Comparison.
Our readers have- doubtless heard the
story of the Deacon's pig, would by hook
discovered inm m the corn field and
at uie uouoin onus pen. x ne beacon
saw it then, aud so he quietly changed
the position of the log, so that both ends
terminated inside the pen, and then he
awaited the denouement. About the
usual time the piggy started for the corn
field, but found at the end of the journey
that he was back again inside his enclo
sure. Piggy snuffed the place all over
carefulfy for a solution of thc puzzle, and
not being satisfied tried the entrance at
the other end of the log, and, of course,
with the same result ; and so, over and o
vcr again with unsatisfactory grunts and
squeals, his efforts went on until he was
exhausted. The Deacon elated at having
circumvented the pig, cried out, "Ah you
thieving rascal, I've got you now; you
may know how to steal corn, but you
haven't got sense enough to dig." The
situation of the pig in his dilemma illus
trates thc position of our somi-seccsh,
Democratic friends. They do not exactly
like the political filth of the pen in which
they find themselves, and having so long
fed on thc sweet corn of the public crib,
they are struggling in their accustomed
tortuous way to get back to it, but only
to find themselves still confined, and dee
per still in the mud of the pen which
they have so long tenanted at thc dicta
tion of thc slave power. Although they
would like mightily to get out into the
companionship of honost Union men, they
do not know enough to dig under thc
crooked, hollow log of sham Democracy,
.and make for themselves a straight way
out of the sty. Jersey Oily Times.
. A Hew Article.
A manufacturer in New York has 'suc
ceeded in making cloth from thc Milk
weed, as it is variously -called, from the
white, glutinous substance which exudes
from the stem, and the silk-like substance
which is enclosed iu thc seed pod. This
seed covering feels exactly like silk, and
looks something like cotton. It has gen
erally been considered unfit for use in
making textial fabrics, because of thc
shortness and want of strength of its fibre.
But it appears by the New York Tribune
that the fabrics made for it are very soft
and pleasant to the touch, and aslo quite
firm and strong. It takes dyes admira
bly much better than cotton and sheds
its seeds without ginning or other dif
ficult labor. Thc Silkwccd is a very com
mon plant, growing over the whole coun
try. "When the rebellion broke out and
thc supply of cotton was cut off, thc Led
ger called the attention of manufacturers
to this plant as a possible subsitute, for
some inferior articles of manufactured
clotlf. Wc have no-doubt that the glut
inous milk of its stalk may be converted
into a substance similar to rubber. Let
some one try it. The cost of India rub
ber would warrant experiments to obtain
a substitute nearer at hand to thc manu
facturer. Philadelphia ledger.
The following anecdote is told of tho
celebrated surgeon, Mr. Abernethy :
One day, during an examination of a
class of students, ho asked one of them
what he would do in a case of a man be
ing blown up by gunpowder. "I should
wait till he came down again," was the
reply. "True," rejoined Abernethy; "and
suppose I should kick you for such an
impertincut reply, what muscles should I
put in motion V "Tho flexors and ox
tensors of- my right arm," said the stu
dent, ''for I should floor you directly."
J The Secretary of the Treasury, in an
s'w.er to a resolution of thc House, has
comunicated a report of thc condition of
the printing division, from which it ap
pears that there are 31 sub-divisions, era
ploying 52 1 operatives. 222 of whom
operatives. LIZ ot whom arc
males, aud 305 ara females, engaged eu-
"gaged in engraving, printing and prcpsr-
up to the ztn oi .June last were ouuu,
000, aud thc,cxpcnse3 since that date have
There is a company at Freedom, N. IT.
engaged iu manufacturing tar from pine
stumps. They produce -10 barrels of tar
nd SCVCU 01'
eignt ui spin is 01 turpentine
I l t 1- A 1- .
: per week. 'j. no stumps are arawn anu
1 cut up as for stove wood put into a
t mi i T 1
cord of pitch wood gives three bbls. tar
worth 14 per bbl. and 18 gallons of spirits"
of turpentine worth some 7 or 8 tho
The Chincso are queer people to go to
market. A gentleman at Canton writes
that a neighbor of his.has.got in winter's
provisions a quarter of a horse and two
barrels of bull dog
patiently watched to see.bv what moans
, -. . it",. . Ul utiuiu ui uuscrtion iroin ino mmta
his sagacious pig would get back again, I or navaI scrvi all Qn3 '
wuuu, w ms amazement, ne saw tne pig , deserted the
urawi lurougu a very crooKca uonow loir
A last Calf to Deserters.
By the President of the United States of
A PROCLAMATION. . .
Whereas the twenty-first.section of .the
Act of Congres approved on the 3d inst.,
entitled "An Act to amend the several
! acts heretofore passed to provide iprj ttie
j enrolling and calling out the National for
, ces and for other purposes " requires that.
in addition to the other lawful penalties
fTin TTnitnrl Gfnfna m ..1ml!
; to said service or report theraselve.3 to k
' Pmft!t MnrQiini within fin A. ,ft tuJ
proclamation hereinafter mentioned ahalf
be deemed and taken to have voluntarily
1? v t n n -. t .1 , . .
relinquished and forfeited their right to.
become citizens ; and such deserters iha
be forever incapable of holding any offit
of trust or profit under the United States
or of exercising any rights of citizen?'
thereof; and all persons who shall here
after desert the military or naval service"
and all persons who being duly enrollett
shall depart the jurisdiction of the Dis-"
trict in which he enrolled, or go beyond
the United States with intent to avoiftf
any draft into the military or naval ser
vice duly ordered shall be liable to tho'
penalties of this section ; and the Presi-i
dent is hereby authorized and required,
forthwith, on thc passage of this act, to;
issue his proclamation setting forth tho
provisions of this act, to issue his procla
setting forth the provisions of this section
in which the President is requested to no
tify all deserters returning within 60 days
as aforesaid that they shall be pardoned on'
conditition of returning to their regiments1
and companies, or to such organizations as
they may be assigned to, until they shall
wave DUUUU lUl il UUilUli Ul UIIUU1 W
tneir original term ot enlistment.
Now, therefore, be it known, that 1
Abraham Lincoln, President of the Uni
ted States, do issue this my proclamation,,
as required by said act, ordering and re-.
quiring all deserters to return to their
proper posts; audi do hereby notify them
that all deserters who shall, within the.
next GO days from the date of this procla--mation,
viz.: on or before the 10 tb day of!
May, 1865, return to service, or report"
themselves to a Provost Marshal, .shall be
pardoned ou condition that they return.to'
their regiments and companies, or to-such'
other organizations as they may be as-,
signed to, and serve thc remainder of
their original terms of enlistment, and in'
addition thereto a period equal to the timb'
lost by desertion. ' .
Iu testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand, and seal of the United State's"'
to be affixed.. . - .
Done at the City of Washington this
11th day of March, in thc year of our..
Lord 1S65, and of the- independence of?
the United States the eighty-ninth.
By thc President :
William H. Seward, Sec. of State
The Deepest Mine in the United States
A. Pardee & Co., of Hazleton, are now.
working what is considered by competent
judges to be thc deepest coal mine in the
United States. It is situated on the lands
of the "Diamond" Coal Company, and is"
known as the Sugar Loaf slope. It is
970 feet in pcrpeudicular depth which',
is below tho surface of tho Lehigh- river.
aE Penn JTafdn, The slope is in tho
neighborhood of 3000 feet in length. r.
This niino has been worked successfully;
lor nearly thirty years, thus proving tho
wealth of our anthracite
A clergvman in Wisconsin, one
day, informed his hearers that hc.sKould'
divide his discourse iuto threo parts: ttie
first should be terrible, the second horri-"
ble, and thc third should be terrible hor-7
riblo. Assuming. a dramatic tragic atti-'
titude, he exclaimed, in a startling! ago-
nizing tone "What i3 that I see there Y
Here a little old woman. in black, crioa
out, with a shrill treblo tone It's noth
ing but my little black dog, ho won't bite
A Speculation. . u
Thirty gcutlcman last j-ear put in Si",-
000 each, bought a tract of land, expen
ded 5000 more in boring for oil, but'
meeting with no success at the time, con
cluded to let it rest awhile. Last week?
they disposed of their claim to parties in
New York for 350,000, oil having show-
cd itself in great quantities.
The master of all trades, ho beats tho
farmer with his fast nor., the carpenter
with his nuLfc, and the raasons in setting
tall columns; ho .surpasses' tho lawyer
and doctor iu attending to hia' case, and.
beats the parsoii in the management of ,
"Do you' think I'll jet justice dohp'
mo 7" still a culprit to his counsel' ,"I
don't think you will." replied the other,"
"for I see two men iu tho jury who arb4
opposed to haugin
Chicago pays $100,000 a year for hand
labor in grain shoveling.- It is now pror
posed, to save time and labor by employ
nig machinery for this work'.
- Thc prico of a substitute
in Now Or?-
leans is about 2,300.
nil t iHiLY
created profound excitomeut thole:'