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KEW SERIES, 1. 44.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1866.
VOL. 13 NO. 7.
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IS pul'asliol in the borough of Ebensburg,
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3 ATT3 OF JOB WORK BILLS AND CIRCULARS.
For 25. 50. 100. E.ad.100
Fifteenth Sh't. $1 50 SI 75 $- 00 J To
Q utrter Sheet.
II .If Sheet,
1 50 2 00 2 50
2 f.O 3 00 S 50
4 00 5 00 G 50
f.O for 1 1 50 COO f,,r
100 for 2 00 J 500 fur
Each additional hundred.
''!: quire. 60 I Each ad. o'r.Jl 50
Ai! tiariaiei.t work must be paid for on
Ehei.-sbur, June 11, 1&C".
FOR SALE OR RENT.
f I ViiK FARM and COAL LAND formerly
owm-,1 by Ji.hn Gillan. Sr., situate in
Iliac!;! irk township, Cambria county, about
'Vf-:i i:i;lr-s North-west of Ebensburg, ad
1 inm-- Hndhof the late John Gillan, Jr.,
D.vii Il .ulmd, David Pavis, Jr., and
J.ic h i:; '. iVter Wagner, containg
Ore. fn.iiYt ! Ticfyd'j-thrce Acres,
fr ti-.Tt-ahoiits, havinz thereon erected a
GOOD STONE DWELLING HOUSE and
A aar?re Itault ICaris.
This land contains an abundance of coal
ff '.:prior quality adrift 4 J feet thick
I-'ivia been opened which is now being
Apply to the undersigned, the present
fs'ucrs, residing in the borough of Ebens-
11. L. JOHNSTON,
Nov. SO, 1?G5.-
M.i in street, between Franklin and Clinton,
X-jrtli tide, JOHNSIOWN, rA.
EAS constantly on hand a large and well
selected st.vk of seasonable
nis stock onrusH of almost every article
Usually kert in a retail store, all of which
l ave been selected with care and are offered
at prices which car. nut fail to prove satisfac
t"ry. Cail and examine Ar yourselves.
Nov. 13, lt?G5.0m.. II. WALTERS.
rjU'E undersigned Graduate nf theUalti-
n.ore (A llege of Dental Surgery, resjiect
i ::.y i;. rs ,js proti'esio:ial services to the
Cil.zt.ns i f Ebensburg. He has Spared no
L.eacs thoroulily to acquaint himself with
every improvement '.n his art. To many
years of personal cxperienoe he has thought
tf a.-id the in.paite.J ex perience of the high
e.t authorities in Dental Science. He sim
P'y a sis that an opportuitv may be given
Jor bis work to speak its ovn praise.
SWIFT f iv.iir t-v
Office m C),!:.ad,. Row.
Mr?i W'r , e?t Eicr:1'"' on the fourth
Monday of each monti.. to stay one week.
OF ALL KINDS
UONE AT THIS OFFICE.
AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE
KD ON REASONABLK PRICES.
. PARIS, 18C1,
KONIGSBUKG, PRUSSIA, 18C3,
TN COMPETITION WITH ALL the lead
1 in Sewing Machines in EUROPE AND
AMERICA, and the United States Agricul
tural Association ; Metropolitan Mechanics'
Institute, Washington ; Franklin Institute,
Philadelphia; Mechanics Association. Boston;
American Institute, New York ; Maryland
Institute, Baltimore; Mechanics Association,
Cincinnati ; Kentucky Institute, Louisville ;
Mechanics Insitute, San Francisco; and at
EVERY STATE AND COUNTY FAIR
WHERE EXHIBITED THIS SEASON.
Upwards of 200,000 of these Machines
HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD,
a fact that fjicaks louder than words of the
success and popularity of Wiief.ler. & Wil
LOCK- STITCH SIMS MACHINE.
The Cheapest Machine in the World,
Because it is the Best.
Every Machine Warranted For Three Years.
Customers Risk Nothirg in Purchasing.
Always happy to Exhibit and Explain them.
!C7Circulars, containing an explanation
of the Machine, with testimonials from ladies
of the highest social standing, given oa ap
plication, either in person cr by mail.
YM. SUMNER 8l CO.,
Ajents fur the Western Stales and Western
Principal rfiice and Wholesale Emnorium :
No. 27 Fifth Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 20, 18C5.
FOR SPRING SALES.
EYRE & LANDELL
FOURTH AND AUCII STREETS,
ARE opening for SPRING SALES, Fash
ionable Spring Silks, Novelties in Dress
Goods, New Style Spring Shawls, New
Traveling Dress Goods. Fine Stock of New
Goods, Magnificent Foulards.Spkndid Black
E &. L., have their usual assortment of j
" -..j . jvu.'. k t OV , VAVy AlUj ycOJ unci -J
Vestings, &C., &c.
P. S , Our prices are now arranged to
meet the views cf Buyers. March 25, '00. Ct
I Urnlians' Court Sale.
ItY virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Cambria county, there will be exposed
to public sale at the Court House, in the
borough cf Ebensburg, on Monday, the
seventh day of May next, at one o'clock p.
m., the following real estate, to wit :
A CERTAIN LOT OR PIECE OF
GROUND, situate in Carroll townsbip,
Cambria county, on the Ebensburtr fe S.is.
j quehanna Plank Road, where the same is
, crctsed by the Indiana Road, opposite the
nonse oi Jacob LkUi, containing ONE
FOURTH OF AN ACRE, with a TWO
STORY FRAME BUILDING thereon erec
ttd, with the appurtenences, late the prop
erty of Jafob Luther, Esq.. deceased.
Terms of Sale : One half on confirma
tion thereof, and the residue in two equal
annual payments thereafter, with interest, to
be secured by the judgment bonds and
mortgage of purchaser.
D. A. LUTHER,
Executer of said deceased.
Carroll township, April 12, 1806. 4t.
For Sale or Rent.
A FARM containing forty acres, about six
ac?es of which aro cleared, with a good
house and barn and an excellent orchard
thereon, situate at Mullin Bridge, on the
Turnpike in Cambria township, Cambria
count-, about two miles East of EUisburg,
is offered for sale or rent. The uncleared
portion of the land is covered with a large
growth of excellent timber, and the entire
ir.. it c.,.v.i:.,.i i r .
further information apply to the undersigned 1
liviDgm Munster, Muoster township Pa.
April 12, 1866.8t.
WHAT NOT TO DO IN APRIL.
It is always a ;reat point gained
in farming, gardening and stock
raising, to know, of a certainty,
wlnit should not be performed at
certain seasons of the year, as well
as to understand what must be done.
A short chapter of negatives will
doubtless be as edefying as an M ti
cle of the same length, in the usual
Manure should not be spread
over the surface of the ground,
where it is to be plowed under, un
til the plowing is actually com
menced ; because, the scorching
sunshine and drvini; wkids will car
ry away a large proportion of the
most valuable part of such fertil
izing matter to other parts of the
world, where it will promote the
growth of plants that the propri
etor of that manure never saw.
Ground for Indian corn, sorghum,
or a crop of broom corn, should not
be plowed too early ; because, when
broken up a long time before the
seed is put in, grass and noxious
weeds will spring up, and get the
start of the plants to be cultivated,
thus requiring a vast deal of .unnec
essary labor. Defer plowing for
such crops as long as practicable,
without being too late to plant. y
delaying the preparation of the soil
for the seed, until the ground has
become warm and mellow, before
the seed is put in, we save all the
labor required for one thorough hoe
ing of the young plants. This will
be found emphatically true, where
there are Canada thistles, ox-eve
daisies, fox-tail grass and other an
nual and perennial weeds.
Animals of all kinds should be
kept off meadows, and not allowed
to roam over pasture fields, until
herbage is sufficiently large for them
to obtain a liberal supply of grass ;
because, when grass is just starting
in the Spring, the tramping of nu
merous hoofs will retard the ;rowth
of the tender grass, more than the
teeth of the animals.
Crops of growing, grain, or veg
etables, should never be grown on
the same soil, during two or more
successive seasons ; because such a
system impoverishes the soil, rend
ering it less productive.
When trees of any kind, shrubs,
or vines are dug up to be transplan
ted, the small and tender roots
should not be exposed for halfan
hour to the sun and drying winds,
as the bark is so tender and porous
that their vitality will be destroyed
in a short time. "We frequently
see fruit trees, roots and all, expo
sed for a whole dav, often longer to
the sun, wL.cn most of the roots be
come as dead as a dry stick.
Heavy ground should not be
plowed when water stands in the
furrows, because it will be far bet
ter for the soil, better tor the grow
ing crops, and more advantageous
to those who cultivate the ground.
to defer plowing even till June, if
the surplus water is not removed
by under-draining, with tiles, stone,
or wood. If a person feels unwill
ing to incur the expense of under
draining a wet field, for want of
ready capital, better hire the neces
sary funds by martgaging the farm,
and complete the under-draining at
once, as the increased 3-ield of "the
first two crops will more than defrav
Where spring grain lias been rais
ed for several years, and the land be
come foul with dock seed, M ild mus
tard, or charlock, or any other nox
ious weeds, discontinue the old sys
tem of management, and, instead of
raising a crop of barley, oats, rye,
or spring wheat, thus affording 'the
weeds farther opportunity to in
crease, manure the soil, and plow
and harrow it several times, and sow
peas, or buckwheat, about the first
of Jul v.
Do not permit any animal on the
farm to grow poor. Stock of all
kinds need grain, or meal, during
the present month more than they
did during the cold months of win-
ter. Cows that come in, in April,
will become very thin in flesh if
they do not receive an extra allow
ance of nutritious feed. Every
pound of flesh and fat that a milch
cow loses in April, will be equal to
the actual loss of so many pounds
of butter next summer.
Do not kill the calves because the
milk they require will be worth
more than they, when they are two
months old. Every cow is the bet
ter for having reared a line calf an
nually, as she will be more profit
able to her owner than when her
calf is not permitted to suck. For
the benefit-of American agriculture,
farmers ought to raise nlore neat
Do not allow turkeys and gallin-
1 acious fowls to roam over grain
fields and meadows, as they do
great injury by breaking down the
growing plants which are only a
few inches high.
In those localities where animals
may be turned to pasture during the
last of this month, let the change
from dry feed to grass be made with
care, and gradually, to avoid the in
jurious effects of scours.
We have seldom seen a more
striking illustration of the power of
kind words, than in the following
extracts from the confession of the
robber and murderer, Henry Wil
son. In two instances a few cas
ual works of kindness saved the
lives of those who uttered them,
although they knew nothing of
their danger :
'When we got in front of the
house, we saw what we took to be
a man and his wife, and three
3oung women and a boy, eating
supper. I proposed to Tom that
we should go in and ask to warm,
and sit down by the " stove a few
minutes, and I would look over the
chance a little, and if I concluded
we could not iruard the doors and
windows to prevent the escape of
any one, I would say: ''Come
Tom, let's be going:" but if I
should say, "Well, Jack, are you
ready V he was to place himself be
tween the front windows, to guard
them, and I would guard the door,
draw our revolvers, and demand
surrender. I told Tom not to
shoot any one, unless it was necess
ary to prevent their escape, and
we would tie them all, rob the
house of what we wanted, then kill
them and set lire to the house ;
and if any one should come in while
we were at work, we were going to
shoot him as he should come in at
"Dare you do this?" said I to
Tom. "Yes, I dare do anything
that you dare to do," said Tom.
So I went to the door and knocked.
The man said "Come in." We went
in and asked to warm by the stove.
lie said, "Yes, you can warm." We
sat and warmed till they were near
ly through supper, and I thought
best to make the attack before they j
got up from the table. So I got up
to give Tom the signal, and the
man, supposing I had got up to go,
said, "Won't you stay and take
some supper ?" "Yes we will take
supper with you." The man looked
as if he thought I accepted hi in
vitation to supper rather cooly ; but
if ho had known what our inten
tions were, he would have been
perfectly satisfied with my answer,
for his kind invitation at the mo
ment when I was about to give the
sijrnal to Tom, saved his life and
that of Jiis family."
He also relates another incident
whereby two lives were saved in the
same way :
"When I got to Herkimer, I left
the railroad and took the carriage
road, and about a mile from the
town I saw a man and a woman in
the road before me going the same
way. I thought I would pass them
and see how they looked, and if
well dressed I would turn back,
shoot the man and rob him, and
take the woman over into the fields I
; away from the road and keep her
company until about one o'clock,
and then kill her, and I would have
time to take care of myself before
morning. This was about ten
o'clock in the evening. So I went
on and passed them, saw that thev
were well dressed and walking very
slow, and appeared to be lovers. I
went on just out of sight of them,
and then started back, took out my
revolver and cocked it, and just as I
was going to shoot him lie. spoke
very pleasantly to me : "Good eve
ning, sir." I answered, '.'Good eve
ning," and passed on. Since I
have been writing my history, sev
eral persons have said to me, that
they hoped I would give good ad
vice in it. The best advice I can
rive is 'Always treat a btranjrer
kindly, for you don't know who or
what he is, nor do you know how
much 0-001.I a kind act or civil word
."It sears all the finer susceptibilities of
the soul, dries up the currents of sympathy
and affection, and makes the heart a sterile
waste susceptable only of those base and ab
ject emanations that necessarily spring from
depraved and corrupted passions." Pak-
The above should be enough to alarm
any man who perceives the dreadful influ
ence gaining ground upon him. It whis
pers and warns a man as he progresses in
the habit ; he fears the consequence, and
knows the controlling power of the fatal
draught, yet, with all this, he goes on and
on, impelled by some irresistible fatality,
until the action of the heart becomes ab
normal until the brain becomes destroyed
in its functions until the nervous system
is wrecked and wretched, until reason is de
throned, and the poor wreck of what was
once a man sinks into the most utter help
lessness and disgrace. Is it nothing I
what ! to destroy a splended constitution
forever to quench everything lustrous
within to blur or extinguish the beauty
of the unfolding spirit to ba pointed nt
as a sign to ha hissed at by the young
to bo pittied by the good with a heavy
sigh and to be shunned by society as a
danger and a nuisance ?
To have no eye for sc?nory no ear for
music no heart for love no sentiment
for honor no joy for virtue, and alas! no
hope is it nothing? When refinement
is progressing when science and art are
marching on in the golden light of civili
zation wnen yotin men are growing up
into patriots, orators and authors- when
the country beckons her sons to be "om
nipotent to save" her in the midst of dis
asters and calamities when the roll of
lame is spread out before us imiting us to
a place in its illuminated scroll when the
old and tried of office are leaving their
solemn charge to their young successors
when the hum of industry and enterprise
is heard around us, is it nothing to be a
"drunkard ?" incapable to fill a mission
of usefulness to mankind?
Is it nothing to be loved with a pure j
and reasonable love ? Is it nothing to sec
one's children in rags ; to see one's home
desolate ; to see nature through a fog of
filth, is it nothing ? Is it nothing to teach
the young; to lose the friends; the early
and best friends of our younger years, by
our folly; fair companionships ; fond com
munings ? Is it nothing to war against
nature ; to help the helpless ; to plant a
smile on the face of grief; to chase the
tear from sorrow; to encourage thoss who
aspire; to have a voice in the councils of
municipalities, or states, or nations? What
ever of the above are useful, the drunkard
is not fit to practice ; whatever can be lost
he loses. The man or youth on the brim
of drunken life is good for nothing ; except
as a horrible example. He is oh a fatal
whirlpool ; the outer ring of the vortex
and without a strong bound,
"Like some strong swimmer in his agony,"
he is forever numbered with the lost.
CvT Another disastrous fire occurred in
the oil regions on the ISth instant, des
troying an immense amount of property.
Two parties have been arrested on suspi
cion of being implicated in the affair.
The total loss is estimated at three hun
dred thousand dollars.
Tiik steamer City of Norwich met with
a collision and sunk otf Huntingdon, Long
Island Sound, on the 18th instant. She
had about fifty passengers on board, forty
of whom were saved by boats and carried
to New York, and the remainder are sup
posed to be lost.
THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL.
Thk New York Herald epitomizes thij
bill as follows :
"Shall the negro intermarry with our
daughters, and take an equal place in our
households ? The civil-rights bill says
" Shall negroes intermingle with our
refined ladies in streaming hot theaters,
ball-rooms and opera houses ? The civil-rights
bill declares that they must "
"Shall a negro supercede Grant as gen-eral-in-chief
of the United States army T
The civil-rights bill says that he can do
"Is a negro five times better than a
white man ( hat the former should vutu
immediately, while the latter has to under
go five j-ears, probation if he brings his
skill, labor and money to this country
from abroad ? The civil-rights bill de
clares that the negro is five times bet
ter." "Shall the farms of the great West and
the whole country be owned by negroes
and white labor be made subservient to
the negro proprietorship ? The civil
rights bill provides for this condition of
"Arc we to have negroes filling the po
sition of post captain in the United States
navy ? The civil-rights bill savs that ya
"Is this a white man's Government for
white men ? The civil rights bill says
that it is not."
"Are we to have negroes representing
this Government as United Strrtes minis
ters at the courts of France and England?
The civil- rights bill says that we are."
"Shall negrwes sit in Congress, in the
Cabinet and other high stations sidj by
side with white men ? The civil-right6
bill says that he may."
"Shall our children see a negro in
the Presidential chair? The civil-rights
bill provides for such a contingency."
Mas. President Johnson and ths
Southern Fair.. The following from
the "Journal" of the Southern Fair in
Haltimore, records one of the pleasantest
incidents in the history of that beneficent
and blessed work :
A beautiful contribution of flowers was
received ai the Fnir, yesterday, from the
wife of His Excellency, the President of
the United States. This simple tribute,
though to the cause of Christian charity,
coming from such a source, under the cir
cumstances of the present time, demands
our editorial notice, and cannot tail to
gratify the hearts of all who duly appre
ciate the importance of avoiding, in the
prosecution of this good work, any recur
rence of the bitter feelings of the lato
civil war. That Mrs. Johnson should
thus testify her sympathy for the destitute
and suffering people of the South, and her
desire to aid in relieving them, cannot
fail to add strength to the assurances so
recently uttered by the President, of his
determination to resist, with all his power,
the mad fanaticism which threatens not
only to crush a fallen foe, but to destroy
every trace of our political institutions.
Peace not Kkstored. Judge Under
wood has decided a case at Alexandria,
before the United Spates District Court
for Virginia, that the President's peace
proclamation does not restore the writ of
h'lbtas corpus to the State of Virginia.
This decision is a most imporant one. It
is understood that the case was got up by
some Kadicals who knew beforehand how
Underwood would decide, in order to
preclude the possibility of the release of
Jeff. Davis under the operation of tho
writ. It is pet feet ly well known particu
larly by every lawyer and member cf
Congress that the proclamation does re
store the writ of habeas corpus to all tho
States mentioned in it. The United
States Supreme Court will decide as soon
as they reassemble, but as this will not bo
for several months,, great injustice may,
in the meantime ; be done through the de
cision of this partizan judge
C3 A young minister, in a highly elab
orate sermon which h preached, said "tho
comment iti rs do not agree with me.'"
Next morning a poor woman came to see
him, with something in her apron. Siie
said her husband had heard his sermon,
and thought it was a very fine one, and
U3 he had said "the common taters did
not agree w ith hioi," he had sent him sumo
of the best kidneys.
Secretary Seward has stopped one
leak in the Treasury. 1I has ordered
the "dead duck's" Ca-oniclc, which was
furnished to the State Department l'or
"Legations," to be discontinued. Two
columns of "quackings" resulted, but "no