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TETJESBAY. AUGUST 3, 1S65.
Col. Peter C. Ellmaker, of Philadel
phia, has been appointed United States
Marshal for the Eastern District of Pcnn
sylvania, to succeed Hon. William Mill
ward, who has held that position for four
years past. Col. Ellmaker is a veteran of
the war, having raised the 119th Penn
sylvania Volunteers. Col. Elluiaker comes
into office as Marshal Millward goes out.
with a clean record and an unblemished
Deserters from the Draft.
Only about fiftccu hundred deserters
from the draft availed themselves of the
pardon offered them in the late President
Lincoln's proclamation. The thousands
of ethers still absent arc liable to arrest
wherever found in this country, and sub
ject to punishment for the offense.
Internal Revenne Decision.
The interest paid to depositors by sav
ings' banks is considered a dividend, with
out the meaning of section 120 of the
law, and a tax of five per cent, should be
withheld therefrom, and paid to the Gov
ernment. G. P. Robinson.
The frisnds of private George P. Bob
inson, af Co. E, Sth Maine Volunteers,
the brave and faithful soldier who, it is
believed, saved the life of Wm. II. Sew
ard when attacked by Payne or Powell,
the powerful and determined assassin, on
the night of the 14th ot April last, have
obtained his consent to have his photo
graph sold for his benefit.
It will be remembered that private G.
F. Robinson was an invalid himself at the
time he rendered the above service, but
had been selected to watch over Mr. Scw
during his sickness.
It is believed that many will be glad to
obtain the likeness of Mr. Robinson, and
especially when they know that by so do
ing the' arc contributing to'pkice in an
independent position one so worthy of
the kind regards of the people of this
country. The copyright has been secur
ed to Mr. Robinson, and thus every cent
above the cost of said photographs, goes
All we trust will be glad to have the
lil vcness of this faithful soldier to grace
their Albums; and those desirous of do
ing so can cnclosc'50 cts., $2 or $5 to P.
M7 Clark, Washington, 1). C, and will as
soon thereafter obtain the same as possi
ble. o t
jJjTbe subscriptions to the Seven
Thirty Loan on Saturday amounted to o
Ver five millions of dollars, and the total
pales of the week to $32,503,000. Only
fifteen millions remained unsold at the o
rcnlng of the present week, the whole of
Which was disposed of on Monday and
!Fuc'jay. The Government is, therefore,
no longer in the market as a borrower.
This loan amounts in all to $830,000,
000 the whole of which has been taken
in a little over six months by our own
people. Ivone of the Seven-Thirty Notes
have found a market abroad, and the
great bulk of them are scatered among
persons of moderate circumstances. This
is the last issue of notes or bonds that
can be issued by the Government under
existing laws, and as the supply is now
cut off for at least, the popular demand
will soon cause Government securities of
ftll kinds to command a premium.
Estimating the national debt at twenty
five hundred millions of dollars, and ap
portioning it according to the number of
the white male adults over twenty years
oi age in the different sections of the
country, it has been found that the pro
portion of the New England States i
S30S89,342.07; of the Middle States
5740,195,342.32; of the Western States
?D3,2SS,781.02 ; cf the Southern States
C101,?29,S46.S5 : and of the Pacific
States, -95,S9G,G77.75. This calculation
makes the South responsible for over
four hundred and sixty millions of debt
The next statement of the public debt
will be published about the first of Au
guit. The Secretary of the Treasury is
oi tne opinion 'that the department wil
oc amc to meet all requisitions before the
meeting of Congress, as the receipts arc
largely on the increase, while the expen
ditures are being rapidly reduced by the
-ir . jr. n .i -
uibuanaing oi me army aud other causes.
Un the ISth inst., a package ot letters
K-as received at the post-office in Wood-
slock, Vt., that was mailed at Irasburgh,
Yt., May 2, 1844, more than twentv-one
years ago. Several of the letters were of
considerable importance. The package
says the Standard, does not bear evidence
oi najing traveled much, and thc supposi
tion is that it has been all this time con
cealed by accident, in a corner of some
post-office, and has been brought to liht
y i recent "housacleau np- "nnri Ann:
t d in the mail without suspicion of its
Interesting from Utah.
Speaker Colfax, accompanied by Lieu
tenant Governor Bross, of Illinois, Rich-
andson, of the New York Tribune, and
others, were at Salt Lake City on the
12th of Juue. Information received from
these parties, discloses a most extraor
dinary development of mineral wealth in
the portion of the country through which
they passed, surpassing all anticipation,
and more than fulfilling the predictions
of Secretary Usher, when he received the
specimens of silver, gold, synebar, quick
silver, &c, more than a year ago. In
fact, in reading the speech of Mr. Col
fax, at Salt Lake pity, one would suppose
that he was describing a celestial region y
and the same impression is produced by
utterances of his companions. One of
the speakers predicts that men now aged
will live to witness the completion of the
grandest of all national enterprises the
Pacific Railroad and that boys who
heard his voice that night would see the
Pacific slope teeming with the busy life
of hundreds of millions of people. Not
the least of the wonders described is that
of the great overland stage line, now ex
tending through a desert of twelve bund
red miles in extent. The coaches of this
line abound in personal comforts, aud are
driven with rapidity and ease. Iu the
course of the speech of Mr. Colfax, he
distinctly told the Mormons that all at
tempts to destroy the Union had failed ;
that it was to-day stronger than ever;
that treason would be punished with
prompt and terrible death; and that the
tide of emigration was coming and would
sweep away all their institutions, whether
of slavery or polygamy, thus covering the
whole of that region with the blessings of
Christianity and morality. Another fact
was proved, that the great arid wastes,
which have lain for years without water,
can be successfully irrigated. The speak
er showed that the Indian races were un
worthy of consideration or respect. They
were loathsome, savage, dishonest, un
grateful and cruel obstacles in the way
of progress, and would be swept off by
the strong arm like so mauy wild beasts.
His judgment of the inhuman tribes of
that far-off country is confirmed by all
travellers ; and yet, while all these things
are true, establishing uo.t alone the fer
tility and unbounded wealth of that pow
er of the National Government, and the
prospect of the completion of the Pacific
Railroad, the Mormons arc proved, by
all recent and former testimony, to be
faithless, cruel, and full of treason. Out
side of South Carolina we had no bitterer
enemies than the Mormon leaders, aud
although like conquered slaveholders they
profess to be friendly now, they are not
to be trusted. Tho Daily Union Vidette,
published at Salt Lake City, and conduc
ted by a brave Union man, brands the
whole crew, without fear, favor or affec
tion. These facts deserve to be known
and recorded, at a period when the Gov
ernment is girding up its loins to purge
the whole land from every element or
symptom ot an attempt to disturb or in
terfere with its mighty progress.
The Carbon Democrat of the 22d inst..
comes out with a strong article iu favor
of Judge Barrett for the next President
Judge of this District. The Democrat
The most able and prominent gentle
man yet named iu connection with tile
position, is the present incumbent, DTon
George 11. Barret"who has presided o
ver the Courts in the District for the past
ten years, lie is a gentlemen who has
had a large practical experience in law,
aud whose large legal attainments eminen
tly fit him for the position. In our es
timation no mau could be selected in or
out of the District whose qualifications are
superior to Judge Barrett s and in one
whom the people of thc District could find
a bettor and more impartial exponent of
the law as laid down in our State and
National Constitutions than in him. The
reputation which Judge Barrett has won
for himself on the Bench as a fearless
protector of the rights and liberties of
the people is better known than we could
attempt to instruct our readers. There
fore let him be the man as thc Democrat
ic nominee for President Judge, and we
have no hesitation in saying that he will
be re-elected by an increased Democratic
This docs not look as well for Messrs.
Dreher and Crane as it might. The
truth is, Dreher's unquestioned and un
flinching loyalty stands in the way of his
nomination. In our opinion he is the
best man, and we would be glad to see
him elected. There is not a Union man
in the District who will not support him
ueart and hand JS'orthcrn Eagle.
uuuiuui ui raru animais, some 0
which have been hitherto entirely un
A n,irv.U P 1
Known in Europe, have arrived at Paris
imong the most curious, and intended
lor the Garden of Plants, arc two ivory
horned stags; two oxen from the King
dom of Laos ; a gray tiger of Cambodia
CrkVt- t?I Skllfir? f nirnn - a. . 1
11 II 11 . n O
oiras oi all sorts, lrom thc pyan" eale
to the figthing fowls of Laos'"; and two
cases containing a bull and a cow of Bien-
California despatches state that th
treasury reports show a falling off of o
ver seven millions, as compared with the
same period last year, while the gold and
silver products are said to be much lar
ger, lhc ship Seaman's Bride, owned
in mis city, was lost on JJaker's Island
iuarcn ii. uon. Schuyler Colfax had
reached ban Francisco. He snoke thorn
on me 4th mst. The San Salvador pi-
iulo uau uecn sentenced Dy the court
martial to be hung, but General McDowell
commuted the sentence to imprisonment.
The apple cron in WW srnm Vn-t-
win dc enormous.
Indian tribe now in l,;a
country is tho Camauchcs. Th nn-
20,000. J T
the year eudin? Mav 1st.
daily papers of New-York city issued
about 2,000.000 conies.
r - s
Launching of the Dunderberg.
The largest ikon-clad ever floated.
Tho iron-clad frigate rouTD.undcrberg,
5 000 tons burden, waB launched from the
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i the East River, New York, on Satur
day moruiug, in the presence of thous
ands of spectators. The' launch was in
every respect successful. As soon as the
Dunderberg struck the water, and began
to swim toward Long Island, a fleet ot
powerful steam tugs gave chase. Great
hawsers were soon passed on board oi
each little steamboat, aud all were pros
.... . . . , ,
nntlrr nnirnrrnrt in in flllirr hnelr the 111!?
war vessel, desperately striving to oreau
loose aud travel onward. A quarter of
an hour was thus occupied ; meantime
her momentum and the tide had carried
the Dunderberg past Green point, near
which place the great vessel was brought
under control, and prepared tor ner re
turn Tjassace to New York. For this
purpose two tugs were lashed on each
side of the war ship, the other steam
boats towiug in the advance. Halt au
hour was occupied iu crossing the river,
and another half hour used up in secur
ing the Dunderberg at the wharf, foot of
Seventh street. The assemblage on
shore soou after dispersed, highly de
lighted with the event ot the morning.
WHAT THE DUNDEUBSUG "WILL BE.
ge hull launched on Saturday
the wooden carcase, 380 feet
long, 70 feet wide at the centre, 22
deep, aud not less than 3 feet thick in cv
cry part. At the bow is a solid wooden
projection, 50 feet in length, which will
be used for a ram when clothed with iron.
Upon the upper deck of.the Dunderberg,
a wooden casemate also three feet m thick
ness, has been built, in which will be
placed sixteen guns : four of these will
cam' 15 inch shell, the balance being 11
inch canuon. The sides of this casement
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run nnrnnco r I cnnnninrr nui nrninnii nc
.w r-.r r
wiac may oe nuricu at ner oy an enemy.
lhc wooden hull is to be covered with ,i
fl.nncnnrl fnno nP ?rrm ormm- rvnf nr.
slabs 21 to 4 inches thick, three feet
V V II V IUUU J 1 J I VU 14 i ll-AJ i . L7UU J LM I
wide, and from 12 to 15 feet Ion- The
length and thickness of these slabs will
be varied according to the position they
one and a halfinchcs iu diameter, those
halt mencs in uiamctcr, those
vessel, will not be liable to ac-
om flying bolts, as none will
nrnifrnM tho irnnrlrcnrl- mnrn rl.t.n IS
inches. The pilot-house, is to be built of
iron ten inches thick, will be six feet in
diameter and seven feet high. The pro
peller will be twenty-one feet in diame
ter, on a shaft 118 feet long. Two rud
ders will be protected by a stern shelf,
projecting over them
Two masts which
will be brig
ri"-"-ed for many thousand
feet, nf mnvnw Twn eno-inns nf fivn
thousand horse power, are expected to
drive the Dunderberg through the water
at the rate of fifteen knots an hour. Six
arge boilers will supply the steam. All
the new improvements in engines, con-j
densers: boilers, pumns. &c. will be an-
propriately placed within thc huge ship.
measunnsr n.U'JU. hut. ennnh e nf norrr ntr
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at least 6.5S0 tons wei?ht,. Hn.nl hunt,
ers large enough for 1.000 tons of fuel
are located on either side of the enmne
room, cxienaing in lact tne whole length
1 f . 1
of the vessel, in reality making two ves
sels, one inside of the other, the partitions
being thicker than the sides of an ordi-
nary vessel, and water-tight. She displa-
ccs seven thousand tons ot water, will
draw only 21 feet when iron-clad, armed
and ready for a naval conflict. Bulk
heads and heavy diagonal braces distrib
uted throughout the ship will make the
Dunderberg one of thc strongest vessels
of war afloat, and if all the anticipations
of her builders are realized, she will not
only be the swiftest but most impregnable
vessel ot her class in existence on this or
any other side of the Atlantic. In short,
a veritable floating "Thunderberg."
The Sanitary Commission.
Thc officers of the United States San
itary Commission have prepared an ad
dress to the branches and Aid Societies
which have so liberally sustained the
Commissou during four years of war.
I hey return tlyuiks to the kind citizens
who have labored so zealously for the
soldiers, and particularly to the ladies.
who, in city, village and neighborhood.
have devoted their time and interest to
the philanthropic work. The Commision
specially acknowledges its obligation to
every woman who has sewed
a seam or
knit a stocking in service of the Sanitary
Commission. The officers announce that
tne necessity ot lurnishmg further sup-
plies for thc use of the army is over.: that
there is still a stock of provisions and
clothmg sufficient for the use of all sold-
lers in the held, tfnd they request that
while lurther collections of articles of
ucu iur tue soiuiers may cease, that the
aid societies will, after settling up their
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muuuicuiiess, iorwaru naiances of
money and unused goods to the parent so
ciclv at rvcw lor. The soldiers vet m
thnfinM w;h hn 1 t'. i... J-
. r ,MUpu, cu.eu iur; uui
the principal work of the Commission,
nntl the Tinnl elnsn nf ito nfFl-r, .:il l.
the completion of its work for the co -
iw UIIUI1S. Will III'. I
lection of the pensions and back pay of
ohiiers,for which work one hundred
and twenty-seven officers have bcen es
tablished in various parts of the country
In a few months the labor of the Com
mission will be closed, but its work will
be a household legend in many a soldier's
family. It was organized for a trmnt.
task of philanthropy, which it ban rrrentlv
juiiuimuu. ivn wno nave been engafred
r 1 ah.' , . . J
iu its labors deserve the thanks
gratitude of their countrvmen.-
A soldier who was guiltv of rnss enw.
vaiv. uu mo muivii; ui iue vv lluernp!B wnj
tried by court martial m New York for
tho offence, and sentenced to be slmr
He was taken to Broome Street Barmnk-q
but had not been there half an hour when
ic sent a polite note down to the officer
below for a pass. Those in charge of the
office failing to keep a eorreet account of
their prisouers. gave the nass. and Mm .
ult was, tho fellow walked out, and, 1ms
not been seen since.
A Tale of Rebel Cruelty.
"Washington, Monday, July 31, 1865.
Among the visitors at the Preedmen's
Bureau td-day soliciting relief was.a foot
less negro, who, tired and weary with
shuflliug over the dusty pavements under
a broiling sun
his shorn limbs
up the stone steps leading to the office of
. i i i i 1 1
Col. Taggart, where ne sat pauenuy ou
his knees waiting for an audience. The
story told by this unfortunate negro al
most surpasses belief, were it not tnac its
authenticity is established beyond a doubt
bv corroborative evidence. His story, in
substance, is as follows : Just previous to
the breaking out of the war, he was em
ployed by a Dr. Lee, living near Wash
ington, iu Maryland, who compensated
him for his services, he being a free man.
In 1S59 the negro was persuaded by the
Doctor to accompany him to Georgia
from which State he afterwards removed to
Tennessee, where he kept the Knoxville
Hotel. In the town of that name, in
1863, this same Dr. Lee hired the negro
to a Capt. N. G. Gammon, a Quartermas
ter in the Confederate States Army at
Jonesborough. Ilere he was employed
for eight or ten months, when he attemp
ted to escape to our lines, in doing which
he was apprehended and returned to Capt
G., who immediately took him in person
to a Dr. Williams, in charge ot the Uen
him -Drf W) to amputate the legs of the
uA -J, fn nt him from run-
I f . t 5,
mulL una). IU wmuuuuuu iuii nuns uv,-
mand his legs were' that night ampu
tated just above the ankles, and his legs
left undressed by the surgeon. In the
morning, Dr: W., on visiting the hospit
al, found the negro still alive, and alter
expressing his surprise with an oath said
he had intended to kill him. lie then
ordered the negro to the house of an old
slave woman, where he was found recov
ot our troops. He will probably be sent
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tQ thc jeednjcQ's villa;re at Arlington
It Will bC rCUlCniUCrCd that 1H the Ha
val buttle betore iNew Uricans, some three
Jcars aSt UlP gunboat Varuna, commau-
tlecl b? the gallant Captain Doggs, of New
h,crsey saIcly ran the gauntlet ot the
of one of tllc Rebel vessels, was finally
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struck near the city and immediately sunk,
For threc.years this ship has lain iu the
bottom of the HVer, but WC nOW leam
tllat a short time since it was determined
to again set
her anoat. cjhe is in very
good condition. bome six men are at
work on her, and they have succeeded in
clearing away three thousand tons of mud
(which has formed quite a bar in the r;v
er) and tbrcc hundred ions of coal. Cut
lasses muskets, ammunition, uicss stores
and many other things have been brough
UP m Sood condition, including a ful
MPP'J or mcaicai stores iu ootties mane
ed "ld Lourbon." "It is said that th
three years this popular medicine ha
passed in the bottom of thc river has con
siderably improved its flavor, and it has
Iong bcen surrounded by water that it re
i . i . mi. f l ii .
uiies not a urop in it. jluc lace inai
the 'navy sherry' locker was found
undisturbed, speaks well for the temper
ate lyibits of the catfish in the lower Mis
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nc following is a list of soldiers buried
111 each state lot m the iNational Ueme
tery at Gettysburg
U. S. Regulars,
" Inner circle,
A curious calculation has been made
lately by a savant well known in Paris
for bis peculiar antipathy to the fly. He
collected three thousand flies in a room
measuring two cubic metres; on thc
floor he spread a pounded loaf of suar.
At thc end of four days he went in to in-
vestigate the result of his experiment.
1 here remained a tablespoonful of sugar.
This statistician therefore calculates that
sugar oeiug at the rate ot thirteen eonis
a pound, a fly costs thc country twenty
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cenis ironi its Dirth to Us demise.
--n.cnr.irin w i,
r'r "uo .""T8 ou 111VJ m I"
neld, ill., under thc pressure of thc
blacklegs and thieves of every kind who
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II ! tin (inn rvi-nnnli.l ll.. I .1 1
!. Ln- ,
quested General Cook, commanding the
Iniljtary forces there, to take the govern-
ment ot the city into his own hands.
General Cook has done so, and the city
is now under martial law.
Important to Claim Agents and Applicant
The Commissioner of Pensions has de-
cidedjhat m accordance 'with the act of
Congress, claim agents are prohibited un.
aer severe penalty, from receiving more
than teu dollars in all for their services
in prosecuting any pension claim, or from
receiving any part ot such fee in advance,
or-any ciaiin, or ot any portion thereof
for pension or bounty.
They have a novel mode of selling
horses in Buffalo. Mr. Upson, ofthat
city, sold a span of bay marcs a few days
since at. $1,05 per pound. They each
weighed 614 pounds, and consequently
the span netted him something over S2,
000. fa '
Horrible. Tragedy near, Hartford, Conn.
A motner and Daughter murdered.
Hartford, Conn., Aug. 1. A horri
ble murder was discovered at daylight,
this morning, at the village of" Oakland,
in the town of Manchester.
IMrs. Benjamin Starkweather, aged 46,
and her daughter Ella, 14 years old, were
chopped to death in their bed.
Tho blows, which were mtiicted with
an axe, severed the skull every time, and
the bodies presented a norriDie sight.
Thev were also stabbed in many places
with n. butcher knife, which together
with the axe, has been found:
A son of Mrs. Starkweather, named
Albert, twenty-four years of age, is being
examined to-day by thc Jblartlord police,
and suspiciods arc entertained that he
committed the terrible deed. A sum of
money, less than 400 were found in his
drawer, together with the knife. lie
first cave thc alarm, and. both his own
bed and that of his mother were found
on fire. The daughter, when found, still
hroathed. but died in ten minutes after
Bishop Simpson, of Philadelphia, in a dis
course delivered in Music Hall, in the city
of New York, while speaking of his late vis
it to Nevada : says :
"That wealth comprises that which thc
nations of the world have never yet contended
for. Were the debt of our nation to amount
to 20,000,000,000 of dollars, there
wealth enough there, when our debt is paid
off, to give to every soldier who retuns from
our battle-fields, muskets ofsilver in place
of iorn : and when our iron-clads come back
into thc harbor, there shall be enough left
to plate those boats more heavily than they
arc now plated with iorn. I do not speak
from idle speculation, but I speak of that
wealth from observation and actual cal
culation. When in California I visited the
mines, and f thought the time might come
when they would be exhausted, but in thc
mines of Nevada there arc no such indications
visible. The more the mines, are worked
thc richer they yield. The extent of the
ledges containing the precious metals no man
lias yet been able to mention. 1 will men
tion a single instance, to give you some idea
of the inexhaustible supply. In what
termed thc.Ophir.mine, a single lead as
is called there, is fifty-five feetjn thickness,
and inclines only at an angle ot five degrees.
Think of the extent of that, nearly as far as
from this alter to yon wall! Ihisisall sil
ver mingled with gold. There is more gold
in value than silver, but more silver in
weight than gold. Thc Company have
only two hundred feet working, and out of
that they are now realizing about ten thous
and dollars a day. There is this peculiarity
about it, that the deeper thc mine extends
the richer and more profitable it becomes.''
Major Harry White, now Brig.-General,
who, it will be recollected, was held as a
prisoner at Salibury by the Rebels in 1863-4.
whose absence in the winter of 18G4, being
the Union Senator from the Twenty-second
District, when the party had but one major
ity in that body, locked the Senate in a tie
for a month, neither party being able to e
lect a speaker until the Major succeeded in
sending in his resignation sewed in the
shoulder straps ofa released Union captain
has again become the candidate of the U
nion pjrty of his district for the Senator,
The contest in the Conference was spirited
the Conferees of each county tenaciously ad
hering lo their favorite: but after a fair can
vass of the merits and the claim of the di
ferent candidates, the nomination wasunan
imously awarded to General Harry White
The nomination in this district, composed o:
the couties ol Indiana and Westmoteland,
tantamount to an election.
Thc trial of Champ Ferguson, the guerrilla
is sui progressing at jwashvillo. Two wit
nesses, Thomas Huff and Miss Vina Piles.
neighbors of Ferguson have befen examined
iluif testified that Ferguson, after robbin
him ot his horse on thc high way, threat
encd to lull him. Miss Piles testified to the
murdering of three men. John Crabtee
John Willams and William Week, the two
tormer being l cderal soldiers, in her moth
er's back yard, in October, 18G3, by Fergu
son a men, though she did not know poitv
ely that i'erguson was with them. Before
the men died the murderers whittled corn
husks and stuck them in thc wounds to tor-
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ilium, iiiciu. iiuu aiso lestineu to seem"-
Ferguson and his party of ten men shoot
man in ms own yard in Ulinton county
Kentucky, about the 1st of June, 1862.
i'erguson was much excited during the trial
ami showed signs ot f?reat unen.mes?
is getting to bo a very serious matter wit
To an American the eve-sights now cxhib
ted at Brownsville, Texas, are verv novel
and show a Want of the p-o-a-lienrl lnlinr.;n.
ving propensities of young America. Think
- o - 1
ofa man harnessing himself to a barrel filled
with water, and nullmg it over the citv
tor delivery to customers, or fastening on to
the back of a diminutive iackass about as
uiucn woou as an able bodied man could car
ry in his arms, when the same animal couh:
draw ten times as much in some sort of
vehicle. The ladies are sunnlied with dress
goods, ribbons, laces, boots, shoes, nins and
-a . - .
combs, by big, two-fisted fellows, who carry
these things from house to house ou their
shoulders or in baskets, and who would be
doing their oppressed country great service
in U1C raniiS Ol Uortinns nnr . nnrn?
The commencement exercises of Lifavette
n ii m .
oiicge, at Gaston, took n ace last week-
Thc occasion drew together a lanrc number
ot tne menus and patrons ol the institution
irom various parts ot the country. Thc cus
tomary orations were delivered bv the stu-
aenis who had been assigned those exer
t . . . . .
cises, on Monday .evening. On Tuesd'av
auernoon, tne ceremonies ot laying the cor
r. . . - . " - J
nerstone ot Jcnks, Uhcmical Hall took nlar.e
Tin'c i,;i.i:.,.. i l i ' , .
uuuuuiy, uuw uuuki io ue erecteu is
to bo supplied with ample apparatus and in
slruments to illustrate the science of chem.
istry, Uarton jll Jenks, of Bridcsburg,
Philadelphia, after whom it was named,
was one of the heaviest contributors to the
fund for its erection. The closing exercises
took place on Wendesday. A sumptuous ban
quet, prepared by the ladies of Easton, was
partaken of by the invited guests, visitors,
faculty and students of the college. Ex-Gov
ernor Pollock presided.
Tho Boudout Freeman says M. J.
Mavell was arrested on Thursday of last
week, at that place, for selling bad pota
toes. Tho suit was withdrawn 6n his
paying costs, amounting to $8. Tho
Board of Health was the complainant.
slow answer to a hasty ques
"A man in New-York jumped twelve
feet and ouc inch, for S50.
Orcgon yielded eight millions of gold
dust last year.
A blue and pink colored hairless horse
is an attraction now in London. It has
just been imported from Africa.
It will require from $13,000,000 to
14,000,000 to make thc pension pay
ments during thc present fiscal year.
It is now officially announced thai thc
vertebral bones of John Wilkes Booth,
pierced by Corbctt's bullet, are on public
exhibiticu at the ArmyMcdical Museunx"
In Southern Kansas the pcoplo arc get
ting terribly iu earnest iu putting down
thieving. Not long six thieves word
hanged in Franklin County without thy
least benefit of clergy. i
There were sold in Philapelphia lat
month 1,213,340 glasses of lager, thee
at five cents per glass, making the snug
sum of 500,287 50 swallowed by thirsty
John Perdue of Indianapolis, who has
an income of $107,000 (thc largest in that
city) formerly taught school for a liriu
at $10 per month, and was onco warned
out ofa township because he was so-poor
that it was feared he might become a town
The man supposed to be John II. Surratf,
who has been for severl days reported as en
route for Washington, passed through liar
risburg yestrday under a strong guard.
Jacob Crusoe, late Depty Provst-MarshaJ,
was shot dead in the street in Bedford, Pa.f
yesterday by John P. Reed, a lately re
turned Canadain refugee. His brother, Mi
quel Reed, who has been in the Rebel ar
my, was engaged in the affray. They werd
arrested and lodged in jail.
It is cool to speale of snow falling in Mis
souri not very distant from St. Louis, on tho
18th of this month, but such is the fact.
Tlie Franklin county News gives the evi
dence of the fact, that snow fell in Washing
ton, Mo., on thc day named. It must hare
The way they erect towns in the oil re
gions looks as if the Petrolians were addict
ed to the "sudden." At Rouseville, recent
ly a large block of stores, offices, &c, wn
erected in eight days. Pit Hole was loca.
ted, organized and made a flourishng town
of four hundred buldings and a thousand in
habitants in the short space of three weeks.
They have all ihe accompaniment hotels,
telegraph, post offices, and are talking of
a railroad. The projected railroad from Ti
lusville to Union will cost 400,000; thcdi
tance is twenty-three miles, and they aro
going to construct it in ninety days.
Thel'cadingGazcttc (Democratic) s.jx
that as the Southern people are "restored
to their former status" they will "natural
ly side with the Democrats." Of course
they will. Haven't thc Democrats sided
with them all through the rebellion
and wouldn't they be very ungrateful not
to maintain thc alliance ! Besides, they
know the character of the Democratic
party well enough to feel confidence in
their ability to control it in the futuro as
they have in the past in carrying out any
unpatriotic schemes they may inaugurate.
Yes, thc Southern traitors, as they arc re
stored to their former status, "will sido
with the Democratic party." 2so doubt
Seported Arrest of John H. Snrratt.
Ilarrisburg, August 1. A man, sup
posed to be John II. Surratt, one of tha
conspirators implicated in the assassina
tion of President Lincoln, arrived hero
in irons, and' under a guard, in the morn
ing train from Pittiburg, aud left for
Washington by the Northern Central road
at noon to day. nc was arrested some
where in Texas.
Murder at Bedford, Pa.
Bedford, Pa., Aug. I -Jacob Course,
ate Deputy Provost Marshal of Bedford
couury, wa3 shot dead in the street to-day,
by John P. Bccd, a lately returned Can
adian refugee. His brother, Mingel Reed,
who has been in the Rebel army, was al
so engaged in the affr.iv. They have
been arrested and lodged in jail. Great
excitement prevails iu conscqucnco of
A Living Death.
Describing the Dry Tortugas, to which-
place it as understood the government haa?
sent Mudd, bnangler. Arnold and U
Laughlin, a contemporary says, in view
of the magnitude of their crime, that a
more suitable place of punishment for
these conspirators could not have been
selected. The solemn roll of the waves
of the Gulf: the silent and even ghostly
air, or rather want of air, on these lifeless
coral reefs : thc abseuce ot every living
thing save the albatross and shark, "tho
blue above .and thc blue below," in ono'
unvarying monotony, save the infrequent
visits of the hurricane, which only add
error to desolation all thc3e may faintly
picture the far seaward home of thoio to
whom the law and tho testimony havo?
denied the boon of death.
Genrf e. Metzcor. of Luzerne county, Was
arrested on Thursday night, at Sixth and?
Arch streets, Phila., upon the charge of
laving robbed a soldier ot thirty-five aoi
ars. a few davs since. Alderman Godbott
committed the accused in default of ono
thousand dollars bail.
Alderman Hutchinson had beforo him
vesterd.-iv. Wm. Aikens. of Tioga county,
and Hugh Berry, from Vermont, charged
with having knocked down and. robbed a
oldier of eighty dollars somo ttmfl
since, jl no accused were couiunuca wi
a further hearing.