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THURSDAY, AUGUST 34, 18G5.
Fair and Festival.
T5io Ladies cf Bushkill, Fa., and Wal
pack Churches, N. J., will hold a Fair
and Festival, at the Walpack Church, N.
J., on Thursday the 31st day of August,
for the purpose of raising money to liqui
date the debt against the Buskill Parson
The Union State Convention.
The Convention of the'National Union
Party met at Harrisburg on the 17th inst.,
for the purpose of nominating candidates
for the offices of Auditor General and
Surveyor General of Pennsylvania.
The Convention did its work quickly and
well. Consistent with its professions, it
selected two of our .nation defenders as
candidates for the above mentioned offi
ces. These nominees deserve well of their
country for their sacrifices they have no
bly made in its behalf; and wo cannot
doabt that a grateful people will by an
A Good Time. ...
Last "Wednesday, the- 16th inst., was
truly a gala day for the children and their
friends of the Sabbath School connected
with the Presbyterian Church, of this
place. As early as 8 o'clock in the morn
ing they began to gather at the Church,
and after some little delay were conveyed
to the. grove selected for their annual pic
nic. Once there, the sound of hammer
told of erecting tables, and the clatter of
dishes, and the abundantarray of eatables,
of an abundant feast. The merry laugh
of ehildhood. and the ceaselss talking of
A cordial invitation is extended to all
Bv order of the Committee.
overwhelming majority next October, say the ladies, and the more quiet fun of the
amen to the action of the Convention. gentlemen told that all were happy
Major-General John Frederick Hart- At the hour of noon the Superintend
ranft, the nominee of the Convention for cut's bell called together the sporting
Auditor-General, is already well known, children, and by a little management they
not only throughout the State, but to the were arranged around the well-filled table
car John Armitae died on the 21stJ,ffhole country. He is a native of Mont- They, satisfied, others older, filled their
goiaery county, Pennsylvania, and less places, till about dUU had been Dountuui
than thirtyfive years of age. He gradu- ly feasted. The delightful day, the fine
ated at Union College, Schenectady, New grove with refreshing spring; the well
York, in 1S53, and commenced life as a patronized swings, the abundant provis
civil engineer. He finally commenced the ions, the general good feeling made the
study, of the law, and was in practice at day one of social profit and pleasure.
the breaking out of the Rebellion. He In the afternoon the cildreu came togcth
raised the Fourth Regiment of Pcnusyl- er to sing some beautiful hymns, and lis-
vania Volunteers, and commanded them ten to appropriate and entertaining speeh
during the three months' service. At es by Lewis D. Yail, Esq., and Revs. Pax-
the first battle of Bull Run he acted as a son and Pierce. The day will no doubt
volunteer aid on the staff of Gen. Frank- he remembered with pleasure by all who
lin. lie then raised the fifty-first Penn- were participants of its delight. The
sylvania Regiment, and with them join- whole company were safely returned home
cd Burnsidc's North Carolina expedition, before the threatened shower had fal
ne remained in command of his regi- en, and the children conviuced that
ment, doing sigual service at second Bull such a Sunday School pic nic is a grand
Run, Antielam, Vicksburg aud other thing. May they enjoy many more o
points south, uutil June 1SG3, when, them. Com.
prostrated by sun-stroke, he was sent
inst. John served in the army about 18
months, and was houorably discharged at
the conclusion of Use war. He had con
tracted a disease while in camp of which
he died at his home.
His body was buried at Shawnee on
Get Your Green-backs Ready,
Henry Shoemaker, Esq., Deputy Col
lector, for Monroe County, gives aotice
in to-day's Jcffersonian, that the list of
Taxes and Incomes for ISGi, are now in
his hands for collection, and must be paid
cn or before the 10th of September.
bc notice in another column.
The Government sales of Mules for the
remaining "Wednesdays and Saturdays of
this mouth, which arc held at Champion's
Bazar, in Race street, below 12th, com
T'Vises animals of the first quality. The
muics of inferior quality were sold first.
Hence those desiring to purchase Mules
c f the best quality now have an excel
lent opportunity to do so. On Friday
t, at nerkuess's Bazaar, seventy-five
Load were sold. The attendance was un
usually large, and buyers were pleuty,
nuking the bidding active and animated.
The prices ranged fron 40 to 8150, the
avirjgc beiug in the neighborhood of $95
(ior. Curtin has caused to be printed
a I"st of Pennsylvania soldiers, prisoner?
cf war, who died in the terrible pen at
Andersonvillc, Ga., from Feb. 2G, 1S64
t ) March 24, JS65. It was prepared
frees the record of the prison by Charles
Long. Hospital Steward, One Hundred
aul Third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and
is believed to be accurate. It gives the
n .uie of each unfortunate, with his rauk,
c .:.;y, vegimeift, disease, date of death
l umber of grave. The whole num
l:r c f names is 1.718, and it is not un-
li.-)y that many others were buried of
r.h'U) no record was taken. The list can
Le ::a at the Jefferson ian Office.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC GATHERING.
GEN. HATLTRANFT NOMINATED FOR
COL. CAMPBELL OF CAMBRIA, FOR
Strong Platform of Wayne
LOOK OUT FOR. DEAD REBELS !
North. In November he rejoined his re
giment at Knoxville, and the successful
resistance during the siege was in a great
measure due to the engineering skill of
Colonel nartranft. In January. 18G4.
The Atlantic Telegraph.
This groat enterprise, from which so muc
was hoped by the reading and commercia
world, has again disappointed the efforts o
its projectors. The cable, after having bee
successfully laid for two-thirds of the distance
tiiu iMiiy.ar re-en iibieu, ana oiouei from IreIand to Newfoundland, was broken
uai irauiG rejoiucu ins comrades. soon and is now probably a total loss. A synopsis
alter he was appointed to command a bri- of the diary of Cyrus V. Field, who was on
gade of the Third Division, and for his the Great Eastern, has been telegraphed
valuable services from the "Wilderness to from Ileart,s Content, confirming the fears
Hatcher's Run, was made Brigadier-Gen- lhat were grounded upon the news recived
eral, to rank from May 12th, 1804. Ear- from Ero?G- The great ship left Valenti
ly in last April he was breveted Maior- 0,1 thc 23(1 of Jubr. and nioved slowly west
Y "7 The trial of thc commander of the
h ir:Me prwen at Andersonvillc, a for
t" ;T or, named Werze, was commenced at
"Wellington, D. C-, on the 21st inst., in
t!.. r r ai formerly occupied by the Court
f Claims, in the Western front of the
n itol, before a military commission, of
vli.ch Major-Gen. Wallace, is President,
C 1. Ch ipiaan, is J udge-Advocate.
Wcrze is a middle-aged man. apparent
ly between forty-five and fifty years of
age, about five feet eight inches high, of
thin, spare figure, dark hair, whiskers
r. moastxche, slightly mixed with grey.
He has a high forehead, long nose, a keen
racing, dark eye, which wanders rest
Ic'y around the room, and his actious
Let Acn a quick, nervous temperament.
"Witnesses by the thousands may be
f ,ud to testify to the inhumanity of this
man, upon whom rests the blood-stains of
numberless patriot soldiers. Counsel of
ie ablest kind to be found among the
Rebel sympathizers of the country have
l-w-n cugaged to defend him, but the
cr.-ivcs in his case are so well grounded
th there can be no hope of his escape
in in a terrible retribution. The trial is
ejected to last a mouth.
General for gallant and meritorious con
duct before Petersburg, where his scrvi
ces were of a character to call forth the
special commendatious of his superiors
In consideration of his peculiar merit he
was selected by the President and Secreta
ry of War as one of the few General ofii
cers exempted from thc orders for the
muster out of General officers, and at the
ward, attended by the war-steamers Terribl
and Sphinx. On the 29th a serious inter
ruption occured, caused by a piece of iron
wire having been driven through the cable.
This was repaired, and the communication
was perfect- restored. On Wednesday the
second of August, came thegrand catastrophe
which is thus described:
Wednesday, Aug. 2. At 27 A, M., on
resuming the insulation tests, it was discov
lit . . i . .
time of his nomination he was on his way , , - inere was u Pin,al , ,,,sulat,on
. m .... J 1 lie s"ip was soon afterwards stopped, am:
to lenuessec, to assume the duties of his the cable transferred to the pickinrr-up gear
l 1 . . T l mi . - .. .
new command, ac me uows. me operation ol hau inn-in
CnlnnP.l Jumh M Ptnl,nll of p,m commenced. By noon the engine used for
F -"-"1 " 1 nirL-innr nn ct(-innal for inf C c
una tuuuty. me nominee ior surveyor- considerable time. Two miles of it was re
General, is also a gallant soldier, and a- covered, and the cable was cut to see
chievnd nnnRidnml.lr. ilUtinnflnn f;r: w,ieier uie mult liaa come on board. At a
P liniit 9M P tl.n UI !. i
.t tt i .i i i j.-w.jv -iiu wuiu uuuyin una
.wv. uuiuiuu tiic service on me ciiuied on the mouth of the "horse nine." ami
nr.i n -r -t- . l . . . . . i i r
utn ot Juiy, 1601, as Liolonel of the Fif-pvas wiui considerable dimcutly removed,
tv-fourth Keiriment Penn.vlvnnh Vnlnn. and at. r2-6 lt Parted on board where it
kJ j 1 tr.nc initirnrl ii-f Ur.II,1 tl i
innr r,A ..,rf;;f ; 11 il.- z "i., iupjrfef UI1U in
www, .u uwuj an iue a moment the end disanneared n l ie wn.
uauies or the Army ot the Potomac. ter
In nominatinir these rrpt,flpmPn fbn The distance from Valentia at this time
- o inno i r tvt r n ,
n'nln,iai f n i. i i J "aa iUUO m"ei u,,u iroiniNewiounuinna ouu
utu nave noaouDt miles. The Great Eastern immediately
carried out the wishes of thc people of steamed back twelve miles and bogan to drar
Pennsylvania. They have done more. W,U1 a SraPnel lor tllu ca"e. The depth of
T1,o nr.minn(;nn n i rri , " air " a uvl-r lwo ",,ies- c came was
U4 uuciui xaartranit anu caur ,t un from the bnlfnm nf tl, n.i
Colonel Campbell is a practical rccosni- drew up more than half-way to the surface
tion of the gallant services rendered by when th.e mach jnery gave way and all was
rdlta. soldier ,. ttahf rtrnggh .talarSd ito nS' 77 Z
against armea treason, and the btate Con- same misfortune occured. On the evenino-
vention has set an esample which should ofthe llth lIie supply of rope on the Great
he followed by county and city nomina- fr"" "0t bei" su.fficint resume grap
y A, . J noraina nclhng, so much having been lost, it was de-
ci,JH tuHvtu.iuus uirougnouc the fetate. cided that she should at once return to Enir-
rri. . I l mi.- ...:tt t . . .. . p
ucsc nominations prove that renub-r L,,IS W1" prooamy be the last ot the
lies are not always ungrateful : and if,v. present CfVJe' soni(r of u'h.lch Psibl y be
, - . ' recovereu oy running under trom Valentia.
er there was a time when any nation was It is a heavy blow to the stockholriPi-fl. nn,l n
called upon to exhibit its gratitude to deeP disappointment to those who hoped
those who, in the hour of npril rm V'r lwo """nis were at last to be
i- Si . o ,r : h J,nea W an electric nerve,
lU6uioCi,ca iu us ueiense, ana vindicated
. The Union, State Convention met in
Harrisburg on Thursday, according to
the call of the State Central Committee
It was a very large and enthusiastic gath
ering, comprising some of the best men
of the Commonwealth. Hon. John Cess
na of Bedford, was called to thc chair
The Committee on Eesolutions consisted
of one person from each Senatorial Dis
trict, with Wayne McVcagh, of Chester
county, for Chairman.
Only one ballot was had for Auditor
General when Gen. John F. Ilantranfl
Montgomery county, was unanimously
nominated, amid great applause and en
For Surveyor General, Col. Jaco
M. Campbell, of Cambria county, was
nominated on the first ballot
General Hartranft, the nominee for
Auditor General, on being introduced
said : I thank you for thc honor you do
me. I accept the nomination and am
proud of the party. I came here last
evening with no idea of being a candidate
As for this nomination, I feel that it has
come without any effort on my part
(Cheers.) I am not in the habit of ma
king speeches. (A voice. You made :
big speech before Petersburg.")
A State Central Committee was appoin
ted, with lion. John Cessna, of Bedford
for Chairman. John N. Stokes, is mem
ber for Monroe County.
Wayne McVcagh, Chairman of the
Committee on llcsolutions, reported the
The Union Party of Pennsylvania, in
btatc Uouvcution assembled, declare
First. That as representatives of thc
loyal people ot this Commonwealth, we
reverently desire to offer our gratitude to
Almighty God, whose favor has vouch
safed victory to the National arms, ena
bled us to eradicate the crime of slavery
irom our land, to render treason against
the Republic impossible for evermore.
and next to Him, our thanks are due, and
are hcrebv tendered to our brave soldiers
and sailors, who, by their endurance, sac-
nuces and illustrious heroism, have se
cured to their country peace, and to the
down-trodden everywhere an asylum of
ltncrty : who Have shown that the war
for the restoration of the Union is not a
failure, and whose valor has proven for
au nine me xaci mat tins Lrovcrnmcnt ol
Hie people, by the people, for the people,
is as invincible in its strength as it has
been efficient in its operations.
fcecond. J hat, revering the memory of
Abraham Lincoln, thc great martvr of
liberty, we cannot show greater honor to
his name than by a geucrous support of
his lellow patriot and successor, Andrew
Johnson, the President of the United
States, who has been called to complete
the task which he left unfinished. His
unending patriotism in the past is a sure
guaranty that in thc momentous future
the authority of the Government will be
upheld and the rights and liberties of all
the citizens of the Republic secured.
1 hird. 1 hat thc mild and generous meth
od of reconstruction offered by the Presi
dent to the people lately in rebellion, in thc
judgment of this Convention, has not been
iccepted in the spirit of honest loyalty
and gratitude ; but with such evidence
of defiance and hostility as to impel us to
the conviction that they cannot safely be
entrusted with the political rights which
they forfeited by their treason uutill th
lave proven their acccDtance nf flip rn
i . p.i . i
suits oi me war, by co operation in con
iKucionai provisions, and givin to a
meu within their borders their inalicua
gress to secure the full Federal bounty
tp-; all honorably discharged soldiers,
irrespective of the date of their eulist
ment. Ninth. That we recognize in Edwin M.
Stanton, thc feai-lcss, honest, and able
head of the Department of ,War; a Pu"
lie servant who has deserved well of his
country, and has borne himself so clear
in his great efforts as to merit thc earnest
gratitude of all loyal men, and we ten
der to him, aud to distinguished colleagues
in the Cabinet, our thanks for their val
uable services in the cause of liberty and
Tenth. That the constant devotion of
Governor Curtin to the best interests of
the State and nation during thc last four
years, and his indefatigable efforts on all
occasions to pay the just debt of gratitude
we owe our national defenders, not merely
by words but also by deeds, entitles him
to the thauKs oi every loyal citizen o
Eleventh. That this Convention, re
presenting the loyal people of Pennsyl
vania, recognizes the claims of our citizen
soldiers on our confidence aud gratitude
and that in nominations for offices an
especial regard should be paid to th
claims of those who have faithfully served
their country in the army or navy in the
suppression of the Rebellion.
Twelfth. That the leaders of the Dem
ocratic party stand arraigned before the
people of Pennsylvania for constantly ob
structing the efforts of thc constitutiona
authorities to maintain the life of thc
Republic. They did this by inflaming
the passions of their ignorant followers
against the legally elected officers of the
Federal Government, and refraining from
all reproaches ; against treason or armct
traitors: by procuring a decision from
the Democratic Judges of our Supreme
Court denying the right of tne Govern
ment to thc services of the citizens o
this State for thc defense of their im
periled country; by discouraging men
from volunteering into thc armies of the
Union, thus rendering it necessary to
succumb to treason or to pay large boun
ties, and so burdening every Ward
township aud borough in the State with
debt to fill the ranks of our armies j by
opposing the enlistment of negroes
our defense, although one white man less
was required for cver7 black one who
could be enlisted, aud this at thc very
moment when the battle ofGcttsyburg
was raging on the soil of Pennslvania, and
thc result of that decisive battle was un
certain ; by denying to our soldiers the
right to vote while fighting for the flag
of our fathers, on the plea that such
rights were not allowed by our Constitu
tion, and by opposing an amendmeu
!. : ..!. i i. i . ,
w iuuii removed mcir objections and ex
empted our brave soldiers from this dis
ability : by exaggerating the public in
debtedncss, denying thc public credit,
and teaching that the financial resources
of the North were unequal to the sup
prcssion of the Rebellion ; by a shamef'u
opposition to measures for extending re
lief to the families of Union soldiers, and
by a malignant effort by these means to
insure the success of thc Rebels in the
field, or protraction of tiie war as would
exhaust the nation in its effort to sub
due their friends: by now heaping abuse
on thc Government for punishing assas
siu and their accomplices; by demand
ing the release of leading traitors: bv
frowning down all attempts to bring to
punishment the fiends who starved 'our
soldiers, and by assuring Rebels that
neither in person or property shall thev
do punished lor their crimes. Aud. if
anything were wanting to complete their
lniamy, we have it in their determined
opposition to free labor, and to a tariff
which, while it would make labor profi
table by protecting the working meu of
Pennsylvania from British competition.
woum largely increase the revenue essen
tial to the mainteancc of public faith and
The income of the Girard estate, in Phila
cc'phla, is now two hundered thousaud do!
lars a ye-tr, and still increasing. On the
f.r t cf Januarj', 3SG1, there were four huti
drcl and forty-five pupils in the institution.
z.i.1 five hundred and sixty-three on the 1st
cf January, ISC5, when thirty-seven va
cancies existed. During 18C4 twenty were
t unJ by indenture of apprenticeship; seven
. w., fcicmu.u net ween the em-
Ii-jcrsanii the pupils to become their ap
rrcaticee; nine deid; three had their inden-1-1X3
cancelled, and thirty were expelled.
nretruary last there vprpnnM,.,n,l.njj
ijrii-two applicants for the benefits of the
j. million, uunough twice during the past
l -T years every applicant was admitted in
to t.iC college.
A Dangerous Counterfeit.
Philadelphia, Monday, Aug. 21, 1805.
1,118 moring a counterfiet fifty dollar note
cftha United States was presenled at the
r..nt m tins city. It is apparently and
tbubtless from a new plate, and is pronounced
a dangerous fac-simiie of the genuine fif-
An order was issued on Tuesday, raus
Unng cuifiny thousand more troops.
Y 'U whan executed, will leave one hun
dred thousand men as the whole military
- i of thc oeuntry.
its right to national existence, surely this
. t . ...
is the time, this the occasion.
The platform adopted by the Conven
tion is remarkable for its patriotic senti
ments and cordial support of the Nation
al Administration. A deserving compli
ment is paid thc able head of the War
Department and the valient heroes who
destroyed the Eebellion. The peculiar
interest ot the State of Pennsylvania
were not forgotten, and we commend the
resolutions, which will be found in full
in another column, to the consideration
of our readers.
0Oxhey are having a lively time in New
York just now, over the devleopment made
by the btale census that the city has but
H(rt " a .
mv,VVV inhabitants. For two or three years
the Gothamites have been boasting that their
population was a million at least, and some
ol them are terribly mortified to find that i
r . t . i
wiiiuJssoiurBnori oi mat figure. Accusations
of fraud against the census-taker are the
consequence, but the facts developed aH go
tO sllOW that 1hr nnnmnr-;
wno have been able, by magnifvimr th nnn.
, - u a
umu, , procure an uudue representation
of the city in the congressional andlegisla-
The .claim of Pennsylvania afrfli,,fc'n,
Federal Government, for money disbursed
arming, equipp,Dg and transnortl
troops during the rebellion is one hundr
and twenty-eight thousand four hundred
and nineteen dollars.
The Sew Democratic Test.
We have seen six Northern Democratic
papers, and we find extacts in them from a
dozen others, taking open ground in favor o
general sympathy for the four conspirators
lately hung by the President's order, after
the finding of the military court. From
these sheets it would seem that to be a r00d
Democrat is to make common cause in dc
icnse ot the murderers of Lincoln. In the
North, Democracy is in sympathy with these
conspirators, and in thc South Democracy
planned the movements of the assassins.
Two of these papers delicately attempt to
prove the innoceiise of the condemned. Thi
is by no means strange, when we reflect
that Democratic papers, one and all, hav
for four long years been on the side of the
The Democracy are beginning to stir a
little. 1 hey have but few principals now
and they are embodied in the following
Resolved, That we are superior to color
ed citizens of Africcn descent.
Kesolved, That we were mistnknn rW
we resolved that the South pnillfj Tint Un
Resolved, That if we hadbnlinvn,! ti,.t
two sided Chicago platform would have been
so well understood we would have mado it
licsolncd, I hat as the war is nur
are ready to join the Union party, and di
vide the offices.
Resolved, That the Dennrm
ie!d the offices, and it is unr.ansiunnni
take the advantage of our unpopularity and
rule Democrats out in their old age.
Resolved, That if Democrats
the assassination of Lincoln, it is not owing
to their exuberance of good feeling, but the
deepest grief, Brownlows Whig.
bje right to life, liberty, and the pur
uit of happiness.
Fourth. That having conquered the
reoeinous states they should be held in
subjection, and thc treatment they are to
receive and the laws which are to govern
incm snouid he referred to the law raak
ing power of thc nation, to which it legi
hifth. That as the late Rebellion was
wantonly precipitated by the property
"u,ul"i5 "l oijuiii, it is Dut just that
mcy snouid pay thc expenses of the war
ana congress should declare as forfeited
and vested in the Government tho nro
perty of all Rebels whose estates exceed
the sum of ten thousaud dollars, and that
cue proceeds ol the property so confiscated
should be applied to increase tho dcu-
sions of those entitled thereto by thc
- ll! ! .1 .
casualties oi tne war, to pay the damages
uone uy the enemy to local citizens, and
to reduce thc burden of the national debt.
Sixth, That it is the duty of Congress
i. . " tj
so to revise the revenue laws as to afford
increased protection to American indus
try, to secure. the development of the in
dustrial wealth of the Deonle. tn rnn.W
ia"or prontanie and remunerative, to build
up a home market for our agriculturists
to attract capital to the mineral fields of
the country, and to provide revenue
for the maintenance of the nublic eredit-
and this Convention recognizes the chief
enemy to a policy of protection in that
European power which for four years has
furnished piratical vessels of war tn flm
Rebels, and thus endeavored to drivn our
commerce from the seas.
Seventh. That any attempt bv foreign
nations to establish a monarchial Gov
ernment on this continent is evidence of a
design to destroy republican institutions.
llegard ior our own safety and for the
future security of the Renublie flnmnnri
that no such attempt shall succeed.
eighth. That it is thc duty of Con-
The President and Chief Justice Chase
Jen. Uavis Under Discussion.
Chief Justice Chase had a long inter
view with President Johnson on Fridav
evening, at thc White IT .-use. It is fcii
orally understood that cite imbieot under
discussion was wh.it disposison should be
made of Jeff. Davis, whether he should
be tried by a civil court or a military
commission, and whether the trial should
take place soon or be postponed till after
tho conclusion of the Wcrtz trial.
What conclusion was arrived at, of
course, is unkuown to the outside world ;
but it is fair to infer that nothin-' will be
done in Jeff s case until the Wcrtz tri:i
is concluded, and then some points which
...v, uuu jMuuiuiii.mcHi win nave oecn pos
uiveiy uetermined, namely, whethe
.iii utv,u mjuci uiuurs oi i no soca led
Confederate Government, which plea, it
i ii&seriou uy mose who pro! ess to know
Wertz will bring forward as his defense
It this is established, and the rcsnnn
cilttliftr flm.-v i.. tit ?V ? -1
u,u"ll,j ,U1 Luuau .iiiociucs is uuu nnnn
JehVs shoulders, subsequent proceedings
in his case will be greatly simnlified
There is little doubt that in this event it
would be decided to, try him before a
military commission, upon those. ch.imos.
and those of complicity in the assassina
tion of President Lincoln, of which it is
understood the Govcrnmont has in its
possession strong evidence in addition to
that adduced ou the trial of the conspirators.
In view of thc nrcsent nsnoefc nfth
Wertz trial will last one month if lint
onger, judging from the large number of
witnesses to do examined. Secondly, that
no proceedings will be taken in '.Tnir
Davis' case until after the conclusion nf
thc Wertz trial, as the dovalnnmnntR nf
mat trial may have an important bear
ing in the subsequent proceedings against
Javis. .thirdly, if he is tried for nrnnltv
to Union prisoners or complicity with the
assassination, it will be before a military
commission ; and if he is arraigned for
treason, he will be tried before a civil
court, most probably tho United States
Supreme Court, with Chiof Justice Chase
General Cameron and Jeff. Davi
A very curions reminiscence of the re
bellion has been revived by the Harris
burg Telegraph. It appears that in 1860
when Jeff. Davis was threatening des
truction to the North as the result Tof bq.
cession, he one day, in an animated con"
versatiou with General Simon Cameron
exclaimed : "When the South secede'
such paralysis will fall upon Northern
enterprise, that the grass will grow in
the streets of your Northern cities !"
The retort was instant; the C6h'erar re
plied : "Mr. Davis, if the Southern States
secede, utter runin will fall on your sec
tion. Your slaves will be liberated, and
will assist in your destruction. The North
will-not be ruined, but, I will with my
own hands, plant corn in the streets of
Charleston the cradle of treason." TruV
to his promise, in thc spring of this yeaf
when Gen. Cameron visited the South'
he did plant the-corn, hired a soldier W
attend to it, and has just received th
following note from Major General Hatch
commanding our forces in Charleston : '
Charleston, S. C, July 21, 1SG5.
Hon. Simon Cameron Dear Sir : I ship5
to-day by Ad ma' Express, four ears of
corn, the product of the grain planted by
yourself, in the early part of April. It i
poor com at the best, probably owing to
thc soil. It received every care fronthe
gardener at thc hospital, whose name is
Very respectfully, Your obedient Bor
Jou.v P. Hatch, RVt Maj. Gen.
David Fitz Gibbon, Gardener,
"Wc have been presented, says the Tel
egraph, with an. car of tho corn, which
we will be glad to exhibit to our visitors."'
A New Fowl.
A fearful giaut in thc shape of a barn
yard fowl has been introduced into Scot
land from Central India, called the "Re
gum Gayusa," a cut of which is giren
in the August number of thc American
Agriculturalist. The male is thirty inch
es high, and appears like the Shanghai,
except that on thc head a couple of minute
horns arise, instead of a comb, from a
heavy base which projects some distaneo
along thc upper side of thc bill. Tha
wattles are also larger and fuller. Tho
chicken of this kind of fowl, it is repor
ted, grow to the weight of eight pounds
at seven and eight months old limbs of
course included. Wc have no account of
the laying properties.
A singular accident occured in Summer"'
hill township, Crawford county, Pa one day
last week, Alonzo Wood, ? clcaniW h's
rifle, turned into the barrel, say half a tea
spoonful of refined petroleum oil putting
down a wad of tow on the wiping rod and'
pushing thc oil out at tube. lie then put
down a large wad, pu.-hing it down within!
a foot of the breach, when an explosion oc-'
cured which forced the rod into1 th.tlilrl-
part of the hand, coming out at the wridt
passing up and grazing the arm to the elbow,
the rod lodged against the arm above the c
bow. The- rod was three-fourths ofan inch
thick at tho but end. The report was
similar to breaking a cop, and smoke also
issued from the muzzle.
A fellow known as "Old Jim Smith
who had been a leader in outrages upon
Union men in Tennessee, wa3 recently
arrested near Nashville. Thc sheriff step
ped aside to give some curious persons
an opportunity to look at the outlaw, and
instantly seven bullets went buzzing
through Old Jim Smith's body.
Clergymen, as well as others, are re
quired to take thc oath of allegiance in
Missouri. Some refuse, because they act
rom "a call lrom Uod. Fo, we pre
sume do, those who rcouire them to take
thc oath. The dispute will be decided in.
favor of those who have thc requisite
muscle to enforce thc call.
A preacher remarked the other dayr
he women of the prcscnttimcare generally
a SUlltiCSS set. How did the rascal know
Col. J. Buchman Cross, the noted forcrer.
terminated a five years, imnrisnnmnnt. nt
Cherry Hill, near Philadelphia, on Thurs
At Junction City, Kansas, July 21ft,
86n, Thos, F. Gordon, only child of G.
F. and R. Gordon : aged 1G months and
"'Tis thus the glory of thc moraine;
Oh ! how hard it is to rriro un our sweffJ
dcar'iittic ones j'to see thoso once spark
ling eyes now dim, and to this world for
ever closed in death ; and then to follow
thcin silently and mournfully to their laaf
meeting place, the grave ; there hide their
loving forms from our sight forever.
Forever, did I say ? No, no. Christ thq
Saviour of mankind while upon earth,
took such in. hia arms, blessed them and
said, "suffer little children, to conic unto,
me, for of such is the kingdom of Ileav-.
en." Again he says, "uuless you be
come aa a littlo child you can in no wise
enter tho Kingdom of Heaven." Oh, I.
then let us turn our tearful eyes awav
from this world of sickness, sorrow, pain
and death, to that Celestial city, that
heavenly home prepared for all who, put
their trust in God. To those doar par
rents I would say stop, and think, what
have you in Heaven. Another bright,.
winged angel has been added to the Heav
enly choir; another pair of sweet little
hands arc stretched out inviting you to
, 9 .
come, lour loss is great, ntu his gam
The father aud mother,
For Tommio weep uo more,
For he sleeps whore once did Jesus,
Vouchsafe to sleep before.
August 14th 18G5, Claude S. Van
Vliet, infant son of Sylvester and Hester
M. Van Vliet, aged 11 months and 9
In Stroud township, on the loth inst...
Mr. George AYoIfc, after a lingering ill
ness, aged about 8-1 years.
In Smithfield, ou tho 21st.inst., Mr.
John S. Armitage, aged 80 yoars, 5 nios-
day last, and was set at liberty.
and 1 days.