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Whenever a man ia Invested with official
power, whether he be King or President, he
is at once surrounded by a crow J of eyco
pbanta and flatterers, who are ever ready to
crook the pregnant hinge of the knee that
thrift may follow fawning." With honeyed
words they buzz arouud him like bets around
the flowers of the fiId. Their abject flattery
is as short lived as it is hypocritical, and
disappears with the retirement of its object
from power and place. Unlike the sunflower,
"They do not tarn to te sua as he sets
The same look that they gave when he rose."
Shakeopeare, who understood human
nature better than any other writer in the
world, admirably portrays this obsequeouB
brood of man-worshippers in the brief dia
logue which takes place between Hamlet,
the young PriDce of Deninark.'and the cring
ing courtier, Pulonius :
Ilmu let Do you see yonder cloud that's al
mokt in shape of a caaiel ?
Polonius Dy the mass, and 'tis like a canel,
Hamlet Mcthinks it U like a weasel.
Polonius It is backed like a weasel.
Htmlet Or like a whale?
Poluuius Very like a whale.
Almost every editor of a radical newspa
per, from Horace Greely down, has become
a veritable Polooius to General Grant.
Every thing that he says and every sentence
that he does are bailed by hid satellites as
the productions of a man almost inspired.
The deep and varied learning of Goldsmith's
village schoolmastsi did not excite more
profound wonder and astonishment among
Lis rustic scholars than does the wonderful
ixLibition of Grant's genius and statesman
ship among his slavish admirers.
AuJ still they gazed, and aiill the wonder
That one small head could carry all he know.''
When General Grant's Inaugural Address
was, published, although it was a very com
mon place affair, and could just as readily
hnve been written by any other ordinary
man. the radical press throughout the coun
try bailed it with a perfect shout of 'ap
plause. No follower of Mahomet ever re
ceived a fresh instalment of the Koran with
more unwavering belief in the truth of its
revelations no disciple of Joe Smith everj
placed more implicit faith in the divine ori
gin of a new chapter ia the Bock of Mormon
than did radical newspaper editors mauifest
in the perfect and complete political wisdom
of that document. With them it was a
political gem of the first water. It was just
what the country needed just what it ex
pected, and just what no other man save and
txcept Geo. Grant could have written. It
w so sruter.tious and yet bo comprehen
sive so broad and grasping in its statesman
like views so plain and direct in its posi
tions so much like Grant, that no other
nan than himself could possibly have writ
ten it; in a word, so rxaterly and appropri
a'e that nothing but its own dear self could
V? its parallel. The same fulsome adulation
greeted the announcement of Lis Cabinet,
with radical Congressman Donnelly's "bel
lowing demagogue," E. IT. Washburne, as
i'a diplomatic figure head, and fc. R. Hoar
f t its judicial tail. Although it was as un
expected to his friends as it was to his foes,
and in the sequel astonished even Gen. Grant
himself, yet these blind followers of the
i-ilen prophet saw or protended t) see in it
evidence of consummate political tact and
unequalled discrimination of character.
Had not Washburne, they said, been the
f.iat friend, the Damon to Grant when the
latter stood in sore need of friends, and what
was therefore more appropriate and in ac
cordance with the fitness of thing than that
he should be Secretary of State ? Besides,
lie whose exclusive business it would be to
deal with foreign governments was in favor
of retrenchment and opposed to any more
swindling and corrapt rail road subsidies,
and was therefore the right man in the right
place. And then the astounding discovery
was made, which bad hitherto been a pro
found secret, that the mantle of Webster
and Marcy had fallen oa the brood shoulders
cf the sage of Galena.
What, also, was more judicious and De
cerning than the appointment of A.T. Stew
art as Secretary of the Treasury ? Was he
nt a second Rothschild, although neither a
Galla'in or a Chase, and had he rot been an
original Grant man ? Why should not the
disabling act of 1789 in Stewart's case be
repealed just to accommodate Gen. Grant,
and to enable him to carry out this pleasant
family arrangement? And when the Senate
showed signs of a revolt against executive
dictation, and when Gen. Grant, having dis
covered his huge blunder, withdrew bis first
message from the Senate, these newspaper
Jim Crews w keeled about and turned alwut
and jumped to the conclusion that Grant
had committed a serious mistake that the
law was a marvellously proper one that it
ought to stand, and that Stewart should be
remanded to hi ailks. his shawls, his linens
ami his lice. And then, although John A.
J. Cresswell had been an original and ram
pant rebel, and had raised a military com
pany in 1861 to rasist the passage of the
northern troops'throngh Maryland, yet when
his name was announced as Post Master
General, it was hailed with paeons of de
light he was in full and eutire accord with
the party of "great moral ideas," and his
selection by Gen. Grant was & graceful and
fitting testimonial to the loyalty of the South.
Although Gen. Grant had declared his
intention of permitting Gen. Schofield to
remain in the War Department for a short
time, and had expressed his belief that the
civil service should not be supplied by men
drafted from the ranks of the army and
iiavy, and although he had said that he
would appoint a distinguished civilian to
sncreed Gen. Schofield, all of which wag
endorsed and commended by the radical
riw being tht very tf-iflg that Grant ia
his wisdom might be expectt-d to ay and to
do, yet when he afterwards sounded the
retreat and appointed General John A. Raw
lins to the War office, these same gentlemen
suddenly discovered that it was ia perfect
keeping with Gen. Grant's well known char
acter to do so. Why not. Were they not,
they sang, both from Illinois, and had they
not both slept together on the tented field ?
nad not Rawlins been Grant's faithful
Achates, and what civilian had a right to
step between Rawlins and the War Depart
ment ? It wps a master stroke of executive
policy evincing remarkable foresight, and
a Grant and Rawlins had been inseparable
in the field how lovely it would be that in
the Cabinet they should not be separated.
How slavishly do tbes supple political
gymnasts adhere to the old regal max m
that "the King can do no vrong."
Senator lVIilte on tbe Amend
ment. This gentleman, who is seriously afflicted
with Governor on the brain, was recently
delivered of a spread eagle speech in the
State Senate in favor cf ratifying the univer
sal negro suffrage amendment. He must be
a very verdant politician if be supposes that
a defence of that amendment will be calcu
lated to advance his gubernatorial preten
sions. In our judgment, a representative of
the people who usurps the power to ratify
that amendment, iD violation of his own and
his party's solera n p'edee, and thus swin
dles his master, the sovereign people, out of
the sacred right of changing their own con
stitution by their own votes, stands a ten
fold better chance of being struck by light
ning, or drawing a first class prize in a
lottery, than he does of becoming John W.
Geary's successor. We have not seen the
speech itself, but we learn from the tele
graphic report of the Senate debate to a
radical paper that "he (White; quoted from
the CoBbtitution and other authorities to
show it was always designed to give the
General Government the ultimate control of
The late Thaddeus Stevens ws s accustomed
to say that William D. Kelly, a radical
member of Congress from Philadelphia, was
the first man in the Uuited States to make
the brilliant discovery that Congress had
power under the Constitution to regulate the
question of suffrage in the States. The Sen
ator from this district is the second, and can
hare that honor with him. Stevens him
self, we believe, was in favor of conferring
the right of suffrage on negroes by a direct
act of Congress, but he was honest and man
ly enough to say that while he was prepared
to do so there was no warrant f.r it in the
Constitution. We do not know of any pub
lic man in this country of any political repu
tation who ever maintained that Congress
had any rightful jurisdiction over the sub
ject. On the contrary, the right has uni
formly been denied by the leading statesmen
of all parties from the foundation of the gov
ernment down to the present day. The Chi
cago Convention distinctly repudiated the
extrcife by Congress of any such powtr.
when it eleclared that the qn:i-tiin of suffrage
iu the Northern States should be left to the
people of those States to be regulated as they
deemed right aud expedient.
It is just such political trimmers as Sena
tor White who, in otder to conceal a base
betrayal of the rights of the people, have
suddenly discovered that the "constitution"
and "other authorities" sanction and ap
prove their treachery to the people.
All doubt was removed from this question
by tbe men who framed the constitution, as
well as by those who have since expounded
its meaning. When the subject was before
tLe Convention Oliver Ellsworth, who was
afterwards the third Ch'uf Justice of the Uni
ted States, rpoke as follows:
"The qualifications of the electors stood (n
the most proper footiti . The right of tuCYage
was a tender point, and strongly guarded hy
most of the State constitutions. The people
will not readily subscribe to the national con
titution if it should subject tr.t m to be dis-irachi.-ed.
The Smiles are the beat ji Jges of
the circumstances aud temper of their own
Jomes Madison, who hai been called the
"father'" of the constitutiou, used the follow
ing emphatic language :
"The right of uffrage is certainly one of the
fundamental articles of republican government,
and ought not to be left to be regulated by the
Legislature of the Union."
Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist
"Suppose an article hd been introduced in
to the Constitution of the United States to reg
ulate the elect ons lor the particular States,
would any man have hesitated to condemn it
both as an unwarrantable transposition of power
and as n premeditated engine for the destruction
of the State governments?" No. 69.
Judge Story disposes of the monstrous as
sumption tliat Congress can regulate elec
tions ic the Statea, or that such a purpose
wr.s ever entertained by the framers of the
constitution, in the following manner :
"What would be said of a clause introduced
into the National Constitution to regulate the
8ute elections of the members of the State
Legislature? It would be deemed a most un
warrantable tra lister of power, indicating a pre
meditated design to det-troy the State govern
ments. It would be deemed so flagrant a vio
lation of principle as to require no comment."
-Story on the Jonsiitutiou, seciiou 819.
We suppose that these distinguished men
knew tolerably well what they were doing
when they framed our present national con
stitutionquite as well aa the unfledged
statesmen of the radical party of the present
day who are making such sad havoc of their
Here we leave the subject, and are willing
that oar readers shall judge between the au
thority of such imposing names as Ellsworth.
Madison, Hamilton and Story and the ad
captandam arguments of Senator Harry
" The Boston Traveler, feeling in a cood
humor, says. In speaking of the Cabinet,
that "New England is getting a sood share
of roast beef and plum pnddin?, while Hew
York has to put up with Fish." The Bos
ton Transcript, also lively, expresses sur
prise that General Grant should want an
other fish in his Cabinet when he bad Adolph
General Granl's Relations.
Happy the man who so fortunate as to
boast thaf he is a relative of General Grant.
It is a big thing the certain symbol of suc
cess the magical lamp of Alladln to him
who bangers and thirsts after office. While
others fear and tremble, and live on hop
deferred, which makes the heart aick, he may
reasonably conclude that hts calling and
election are sure beyond all peradventure.
Uneasy lies the head of tbe seeker after of
fice. Not so, however, if be is a relative of
our President. What need he care about
recommendations from the sovereign people,
or letters of endorsement from influential
peliticians? Less favored mortals may have
troubled and disturbed dreams, and only
awaken to find that the coveted prize has
eluded their grasp, but he rests in serene and
absolute consciousness of ultimate success.
Nor need he incur the expense of a pilgrim
age to the Mecca of politicians, there to trum
pet his own praise in behalf of his untiring
devotion to the loyal cause, and to conciliate
the member from his own district into an en
dorsement of his peculiar claims. From all
this vexation of spirit and of purse he is
The first Napoleon did a very extensive
business in this way for his relatives, both
in tbe direct and collateral line. And he did
it, as he did every thing else, on a most lib
eral and magnificent t-cale. parcelling out
among thom thrones and kingdoms and prin
cipalities made vacant by his sovereign will.
Gen. Grant promises to follow ia his foot
steps in a more humble because in a more
The daughter of a former Governor of this
State was so elated over her father's success
that in her simplicity she believed the whole
family were elected to office, and that they
were all governors. History seems to be re
peating itself under the present administra
tion. One of Grant'f brothers-in-law, Gen.
Dent, has been.provided with a comfcrtablc
position in the White House. Another brother-in-law.
Dr. Sharp, haa been transferred
from the Tst-office at Richmond to the much
coveted office of Marshal of the District of
Columbia, while a third, Mr. Casey, has
been invested with the lucrative position of
Collector of the Revenue at New Orleans
beginning for the first week under the new
Bodeu Tubs' benevolent prayer ran thus :
Lord bles. me and my wife, my son John
and his wife, and let all the rest of the world
take care of themselves "
Daring the cxpiiing hours of President
Johnson's administration he granted par
dous to certain criminals who had been con
victed in the United States Courts, in New
York and Boston, for tftVnces against the
general government. Whether these par
dons were properly issued or not, we cf
course cannot say, nor is it necessary here to
discuss that question. Oue of the very first
official acts of Gen. Grant was t telegraph
to the Uuited States Marshals in the two
cities named, directing them to return the
pardons to Washington if they had not al
ready been delivered to the persous in whose
favor they bad been issued. In some in
stances the pardons had been delivered,
whilst in a few others they had not, and the
prisoners were still kept in confinement.
Gen. Grant was induced to take this incon
siderate step by Washburne, tbe five days
wi nder of the State Department. The act
was applauded, as usnal, by the radical
press as an evidence that Gan. Grant ''meant
business." Any ordinary lawyer could have
told him that Washburne's hasty and ill
considered advice was altogether wrong, and
that he (the President) bad exceeded his
power. As there was likely to be some dif
ficulty about the matter the question was
referred to the Attorney General for his de
cision. .He has decided that the revocation
of the parJons by Gen. Grant will not stand
the test of law that tbe pardon by Presi
dent Johnson was conclusive when it was
placed in the hands of the Marshal that it
was perfectly immaterial whether the par
dons had been delivered to the persons in
tended to be pardoned or not, and that if the
person having them in custody should refuse
to release them, the Court would discharge
them on a wiit of habaes corpus. If Attor
ney General Hoar bad been at Washington
at the time, and if bis advice had been taken
instead of Washburne's. the President would
not have committed such a palpable blunder.
Experience tLe Best Teacher.
Wanaraaker 5c Brown gave special atten
tion last season to the country trade and
were gratified with a larger success in that
line than had ever before been achieved by
any one house. Their friends from the
country expressed themselves very general
ly as well pleased with their treatment at
O.ik Hall, wU pleased with the low prices,
well pleased with the qraiity and sttle of
wic doming mt-jr miugni. iUl W . iX 15.
"learned something" more than they ever
knew before about the special wants of the
country people the style of goods they
prefer, the durability that roust characterize
their clothing, the sewing that won't rip,
that is indispensable, and many other points
to which they have this season given most
Give them a chance, good people, and
they will shortly surprise you with their
appreciation of your needs and their ability
to meet them.
A Darxed Claim on Grant. It is one
of the most anomalous and romantic inci
dents connected with the hunt for place,
that ia Washington, at the present moment!
looking for an office, are members of a fam
ily living out of St. Louis, who knew Mr.
Grant several years ago, when he used to
haul wood. The plea special which they
put in is, that on one notable occasion-Mr.
Grant carted some fuel to them, and that
the mother of the household called him into
the Lack kitchen and carefully darned a
considerably dilapidated overcoat cf tbe
then teamster and now President. Since
then the family have met with reverses,
and hearing of the;"great American gift en
terprise" sot up since March 4, have sent
on several of their number for an office for
the husband of the lady who sewed tht his
torical garment several years age,
JrlacSliane nt V'asliuton. j
Dear Mac I have been out of print eo
long that I am almost ashamed to intrude
myself uponyour readers without a formal
introduction. But I hare been on the ram
page again, aa Joe Gargery would aay, and
wish to give some account of nay travel.
A few evenings since found ma seated in
the Washington City train at the Baltimore
depot. As I was a stranger, and wore a
shockinglv bad hat, I attracted little or no
observation. A h eavy delegation from Pitta
burgh occupied the smoking car with roe,
and while waiting for the train to start they
commenced a thorough ventilation of the
modus operandi of making appoiutments at
the Federal City. I oon learned by the
conversation that they had all a keen scent
on the fle.h-pots of Egypt. They gave
Smon Cameron a few. He had sold them
out "body and breeches" had got up a
slate cf his own had reached the footstool
of power, and every thing he asked at the
hands of the President was Granted. In
short, they made him worse than Simon
Maocs of old, who was excommunicated
from the primitive church for trying to buy
preferment, whereas this Simon had actually
succeeded in purchasing all be wanted.
Finally, a sandily complected military law
yer insisted that his conduct came up to
Blackstone's denfiition of the crime of SI
MON Y, in purchasing the preferments of tbe
Radical Church. It was suggested, however,
that there might still be "balm in Gilead."
and a physician thar would be found in the
pot son of the Virgin Senater, Hon. John
Scott ; and he must be called upon to chock
the Simoniacal influences among tht ''powers
The cars started and drowned further re
marks, when a little Scotch-Irishman, with
a very strong but short handled pipe,6eated
himself beside me. We entered into conver
sation. He told me he lived in Washington
and hinted a desire to know if I was after
an office. A negative reply btought on the
remark from him that he had got "one of
the best offices in the city from Grant him
self." "Ah! what is it?" "It is," said
he, removing his pipe and assuming an air
of conscious dignity, "it is the right to
remove the night sile from the public build
ings." On niy remarking that I was not
aware of any rich position being in the gift
tf the PreMi'e it, he answered that it was "a
ver necessary t ffice. and be wouldn't take
$1,000 for his priry-lege " "Then." said I,
"you are an Irish radical." "Yes." he
answered, "but I'm none of the Pope's Irish
I was always a Free S Her. and that's why
tl e President guv me the libtrty of the night
Twelve o'clock next day found me on the
floor of the House of Representatives. Mr.
Blaine, the Speaker, a solemn, earnest look
ing Yankee, rapped with his gavel to call
the House to order, when a prayer was of
fered by the chaplain. Here I was puzzled
to understand the religions faith of Congress.
Tbe members did not kneel during prayer,
like the Methodists and Catholics ; neither
did they etaad up like the Baptists and
Presbyterians ; but each one remained in hia
seat writing, or talking, or looking around.
So universal was this that when I observed
six of the members standing up during the
prayer I took it for granted they were trans
gressing the rules of the House. I after
wards ucdersto d, however, that these six
standing members represented the three con
tested districts from PennRvlvar'ia. and that
the members stood because they had not got
their seats yi!
But I must close for the present by sub
Ycurs to command, MacShane.
Steekt & Sjhtu". If w were asked for
a striking example of business success in
this metropolis, we should cite the case of
Messrs. Street & Smith, propiietors of the
popnlar New Yoik Weekly, known by
their name. Some fiften years ago we
knew Frank Street as the faithful business
manager of the late Amor Williamson, pro
prietor of the Dispatch, and Francis 8mith
as a writer for the columns of that well
known j nimal. Mr. Williamson had start
ed the Weekly, and run it for a long time at
a heavy expense, but, weary of tbe many
business cares pressing upon him, eventual
ly relinquished it to his old employees.
Street & Smith. For a long timo these
young men struggled along, spending their
entire income to fill the col urns of their pa
per with stories by tbe most acceptable au
thors, and advertising their business to an
extent i,omelimea far beyond their immedi
ate resources. Bnt their foresight and en
terprise paid. To-day the proprietors of the
WeelJy are wealthy men. Street, who is a
fi.st-rate business manager, owns a big slice
ot the thriving village of Greenpoint; while
Smith, who a few years ago was a j ur.
printer, proved a host iu himself, has just
bought a splendid Filth avenue mansion for
bi family residence, besides dipping peeply
into Boulevard lots and similar luxuries.
The success of these partners ought to be a
lesson to young men generally. They be
gan at the bottom of the ladder, worked
hard, spent sparingly for personal matters,
but with a prodigal band to promote busi
ness, by securing the best talent and the
most extended publicity, and their reward
is already assured. They are now on the
high road to rank among the millionaire.
It will hardly be credited, but these very
men, to whom a decade since a hundred
dollars was almost a fortune, are now nai 1
to sometimes spend as much as forty thous
and dollars in advertising the first number
of a new fctory in the New York Weekly.
AT. Y. Sun.
The White Pine Silver Mines, on the
borders of Nevada and Utah, still continue
to attract large numbers of persons from all
parts of the Pacific States. The excitement
is reported to exceed that which prevailed
at the time of the discovery of tho Washoe
mines. Fifty companies have beeu formed
in San Francisco, to explore the White Pine
region, and crawds of miners, shopkeepers,
speculators and gamblers are rushing along
the Central Pacific Railway to Elko, the
eastern terminus, where stages are taken
There aTe not enough h' uses at White Pine
Mines to accommodate tbe daily increasing
popnlation, and the persons living in tent
have been suffering severely from exposure
to the cold and from scarcity of provisions
besides. The district covers fifty square
miles, and already containsthree towns,
the chief of which is called H mil ton. The
silver ore is in the form of chlorides and sul
phurets, and is found io fiat sheets, imbed
ded in magnesian limestone. The ore is
reported to be very rich, worth in many
cases $12 a pound, but generally from
$2,000 to $5,000 per ton. The miners
were only discovered last autumn, and
large amennts of bullion have already been
aud still continue to be sent to San Francis
co. The unnoal presentation of the ore
renders it difficult to stake nut tbe claims on
the plan heretofore adopted, and serious
disputes have arisen between the miners,
the shafts having been sunk very near each
other, to the same neighborhood there are
also to be found nnmerous veins of argen
tiferous lead and copper, said to be very
valuable, but the mountains eoatainicg
them are In comparison with the WThit
f ine, only called tht Bate Metal Ridge.
LATE KEffS ITEMS.
The present administration is said to
be like lead it readily receives and perma
nently retains Dents.
Prentice aays that hereafter one of the
necessary inquiries in regard to every Radi
cal candidate for the Presidency will be :
Has be relations enough to fill all the of
The Georgia Legislature has adjourned
after rejecting the Negro Suffrage Amend
ment, and all the Radical newspapers are
urging Congress to declare the State out of
Patrick Carroll, employed by the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Pitts
burg, was run over and instantly killed on
the 16th inst., by a backing train near the
Jesse R. Grant prognosticated the
Presidency of his son when he wrote (for the
New York Ledger) that "Ulysses, when a
very small boy, was very fond of money
There need be no immediate anxiety
about tbe Alabama claims. Mr. Grant
will not be ready to attend to our foreign
relations till he has satisfactorily settled all
his own poor relations.
On the 9th inst., a young lady. Mis
Emma Crantharnel, was burned to death,
at Line Lexington. Montgomery county, by
the explosion of a kerosene lamp as sho was
proceeding up stairs to bed.
A young German in Newark, New Jer
sey, being refused by the girl he loved, shot
her at ber residence on Sunday, killing her
almost instantly, and then wiih the same
pistol, put an end to hu own existeuce.
Woodbury. N. J , gave Grant a majori
ty of 306 at the November election. Oir
the 17th instant the democrats carried the
city, electing the Mayor by 29 majority, a
change of 835 votes in a little over four
Six years ago General Grant promised
a man an office should he ever become Pres
ident of the United States. The uan is re
ported to have been Frauk More, of the
Rebellion Record, whi was appointed Sec
retary of Legation at Paris.
The Bishop of New Jersey, it is s.hJ,
has given notice that he will rtfuse, at on
firmation, to lay his hands upon the piles of
false hair and chignons which dcsSure
the heads of so many young ladies seeking
admission to the church and communion.
A package recently reached Fort Dodge
addressed to the "Best Boy io Town."
Bryson Ilutchin.on. indorsed by seventy-five
of the leading citizens as the proper owner,
claimed, received it. and found himself the
owner of a valu-ible collection of pictures.
A Washington dispatch says that it is
definitely settled that the wealthy negro,
.Jonbsrt, is to be the Asessor of the First
District of Louisiana, and that Secretary
Boutwell sent for and hs tendered him the
office. Is Joubsrt a relativs of t-ie Grants ?
The Delaware Lesielature has prompt
ly rejected the Negro Suffrag-j Amendment
It can uot be ratified by the requisite num
ber of State before next fall, and the peo
ple of Pennsylvania will have an opportu
n:ty to elect a Lges'ature pleJgid to repeal
Among the latest applicants for office
un.ler the new admini.-t arion are seven
semi-bleached Diget-r Inlians. who have
come all the v. a v from Calfor.ua. Grant
was once stationed on the Paiific coat, and
th'-ir claims are based upon Eome sort of re
lationship. The Chicago Times 6aya the appoint
ment of a Fnn of the late Senator Douglas
as Private Secretaiy to the Pni lent is not
a compliment to the lameuted Douglas, but
it is to the radical and impertinent speech
made not long since by the young Douglas
in North Carolina.
In Mahaka county last wek a gay
old boy named Lvon. aged i-eventy-three,
and a blushing damsal named Lamb, rrtat,
sixty-nine, were united in matrimony. Is
the millennium, when "the lion and the
lamb shall lie down together, and be led by
a little child," at hand ?
A man near Montpelier, VerraoDt, re
cently attempted to get through a snow
drift. After floundering awhile, he stood
erect, with head and shoulders above th
su;face. D you touch bottom?" asked
bis companion. "No ; I am standing on
the top rail of a fence." Eighteen inches of
snow has fal en since that.
At the election of last Friday. Norris
town elected the radical candidate by a
majority of 22. Grant's maiority was 40.
The democrats elect four of the seven conn
cilmen. all the election judges, two of the
three justices, and all of the assessors. Last
year the radicals had a majority iu councils,
and a majority of ward officers.
Another disease of Asiatic origin has
reached our shores. It is called jungle fever,
and partakes of the typhoidal type, and is
very malignant and rapid in its progress.
I he ship uosworth, which arrived at New
York on the 17th from Java, lost six of her
crew on her passage, and left six others at
Table Bay 6ick with the disease.
Col Reutb Goshen, the famous Arabian
giant, has purchased an estate in Algon
quin, Mc Henry c untv, 111., and settled
there. He is seven and a half feet high,
weighs six hundred and fourteen pounds.
aud is with one exception, the largest man
in the world. He is a native of Jeruslem
and rame to America in I860. He is very
intelligent and speaks twenty different lan
Ou the 9th inst., as Richard Smith, of
Juniata township. Perry county, was ar
ranging the sights of his gun. the gun, Iv
ing across the table, his little boy by some
means raised the hammer, and letting it
slip discharged the piece, part of the con
tents entering the head of a little daughter
at the other end of the table, causing her
death next day.
A curious phenomena occurred in
Bethel, Manie. on the 14th. A damp snow
fell in the eveniug, which was followed by a
powerful wind, that rolled it up iuto balls
frequently as largo a a four gallon keg.
Hundreds of fhem were counted in a single
field. Prof. Cleveland described a singular
phenomenon that occurred about the year
1807. when they were as large as a barrel.
There were two outbreaks of convicts
at Sing Sing Penitentiary Thnasday. One
occurred just before four o'clock in the
morning, when two keepers were gagged,
and five prisoners escaped. One of the
keepers was strangled to death by tbe gag.
Two of the prisoners were taken at Tarry
town. The second outbreak was at one
o'clock, when several convicts on the dock
attempted to escape down tht river, but
were fired upon, and seven of them wonnd
ed, one mortally. None of the prison
guards or officers were injured.
"Mac," the Washington correspondent
of the Cincinnati Enquirer, characterizes
President Grant as "the smallest great man
of the century ," among other proof relates
the fid that on "the day before the inaug
uration President Johnson wrote a note to
the incoming President inviting him to ride
with him to the Cipitol." To this Grant
did not even condescend to reo'v. The
public will remember that in the accounts
of the late inaugural proceedings particular
pains were taken to note the fiet that Presi
dent Johnson did not participate. Here-is
reason lor bp a.btaae. ouch i Graat.
Gold closed in New York on Tuesday
at 131 and 13H-
j)r. Mndd arrived In Baltimore on Fri
day, in the steamship Liberty, from Key
West, ne remained several hours, and then
left Baltimore f r his home in Charles coun
ty, Maryland. When Dr. Mudd left the
Dry Tortugas, Aru"ld and Spangler were in
good health. As their pardons went out en
the steamship Cnba, they are expected to
reach their homes on the return of that
A week ago a number of Chinamen
passed through Nashville on their way to
West Tennessee, where they intend to settle,
and attempt to cultivate the tea-plant, for
which, they affirm, the soil and climate are
very favorable. The West Tennesseeans
are in a flutter of joy with refereuce to this
experiment, and hone it may succeed, so
that they get rich by growing the plant
which furnishes one of the most popular
beverages knows to the human race
A breach of promise case has been de
cided in the county court of Warren county,
111., in which the defendant, who is a man
of considerable wealth, set up the plea that
the young lady was of African descent.
Several medical witnesses testified that a
personal examination disclosed indubitable
indications of Afric.n blood in her veins, al
though Bhe was perfectly white and had
moved in the best society, in the county.
The jury returned a verdict in her favor to
the amount of $10,000.
On Wednesday afternoon a horrible
outrage was committed in Chambersburg.-
A negro outragad the person of three white
girls, and made his escape from the town.
As soon as the facts became known pursuit
was given, and yesterday morning he was
overtaken and captured near Iloguestown,
Cumberland county. The most intense ex
citement prevails in Chambersburg. and the
feelings of the citizens are wrought to such
a frenzy at this unparalleled crime, that
open threats of lynch law are made. Our
informant, from whom we gather the above
facts. wa3 unable to furnish us with details
or names. Slate Guard.
BUY YOUR FLOUR
M. L. OAT MAN,
AXD lOl WILL GUT
THE VERY 1ST IS TIE MARKET.
Or Real and Personal Proper! r
Will be offered for sale at public outcry, in the
Borough of CarroMtown, on
Tcesdat, SOtii Day ok March, inst ,
at 1 o'clock p. m., the following described real
estate and personal property:
SIXTY ACRI-S OF LAKD
itutel lour miles north of Carroll town . nd
jjinin? lands of Hiram Kritz, Lawrence Dee,
nd ilier. havinc: thereon erected a two story
PLNK HOUSE. 18 bv 32 Jeet, and a two
story HTJILDIiiG, 3'J by 60 feet, suitable for
a Bank Barn. Three acres are cleared and
well watered, and the residue has some white
oak and chestnut timber u;wn it.
Tjtbms One half cash in hand and balance
in two yearly payments, secured by judgment
bauds and mortgage of the purchaser.
ALSO, at the same time and place, will be of
fered for sale a
20 Horse Power Stationary Engine,
with hot and cold water pumps, anil 2 CYLIN
DER TUMPS, 32inchei in diame;er and 23
feet long all in good working order.
March 13. 1369. 2r. J.MOORE.
TRUSTEES' SALE. Pursuant to an
order of the Court of Conrnon Pleas of
Cambria county, the un lersigned. Trustees of
the First Congregiiicnal Church of Ebensburg,
a ill offer-at public outcry, on TUESDAY, the
Ith dat of April next, at 2 o'clock p. to , the
following des-cribed piece or tracts of land :
That certain LOT oa PARTS or LOTS hav
ng a front of 41 feet on Sample street, in the
boro-igU of Ebensborg.thertce extending back
a di'ince of 80 f'et. on which there is erected
a BRICK CHURCH EDIFICE. Also, that
certain piece of land comprising PARTS OF
TWO LOTS, having a fiont of t feet on High
street and 39 teet on Sample atreer, ircluuing
an alley C feet wide extending f om Hish to
Sample streets, and the part ot lot fronting on
S imple street 33 feet, thence extending back
105 feet the s-iid alley ami lot. or part of lot,
tobe sold either together or separately. Terms
cash. A fee simple title given. Sale to be
on or neir the premises
JOHN WILLIAMS. I ISAAC EVANS.
JNO. E. ROBERTS. DAVID J DAVIS,
THOS. M JONES. R. R. DAVIS,
NEWTON 1. ROBERTS.
Ebensbnrg, Mrch 18, 1863 .-3t.
SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of sun
dry writs of Vend. Expon. and Al. Fi. Fa.
issued out of the Court of Common Plea of
Cambria connty, and to me directed, there will
be exposed to Public Sale, at the Court House
in Ebeiifburg, on TUESDAY, tbi 6th dt or
Aran., le(.9, at 1 o'clock p m., the following
real estate. t wit : All the rijjht, title and in
terest of George Gurley of, in and to a lot of
ground situated in west ward, Ebenaburg bor
ough. Cambria county, fronting 2 feet on High
street and expending bck 24 feet to Lloyd
street, adjoining lot,of John Fenloti. Esq , on
the eat and an alley on the west, having there
on ei eel el a two story frame house, a ware
room and a frame stable, now in the occupancy
of George Gurley. Also, all the right, title
and interest of George Gurley of. in and to a
lot of ground bituaied in Ete"nsburg borongh,
Cambria county, adjoining land of the estate
of E. Shoemaker, dee'd, David Powell, and
ethers, containing two and one half acres, more
or less, all cleared now iu the occupancy of
Oeorg Gurley. Taken in execution and to be
sold at tn suit of F. P. Tiernev et. al.
JOHN A. BLAIR. Sheriff.
Sheriff's Offlce, Ebensburg, March 18, It63
LICENSE NOTICE Tbe following
applications for Tavern License have been
filed in my office and will be presented for the
approval of our Judges at the Argument Court,
on Tuesday, the 6th of April next :
Mich'l La t tern, Cambria township ; Andrew
Haue. Carroll town borough ; Pew Rubritx,
Franklin borough ; John Quinn, Cambria bor
ough; Ann Daily, Miltville bor.- John Smith.
Prospect bor.; Jacob WeiJman. 1st ward, Con
emaugh bor.; James M. Riffel. Summitville
borough; Adam Leiden, Chest twp. ; William
Richards. 2d ward. Johnstown borough; Pat'k
Barrett, Peter M Dermitt. Millville borough ;
Francis J. Parrish. Galiitrin township ; Paul
El w anger, Carrolltown borough.
J. K. HITE. Prothonotary.
Ebensburg, March 11, lbC3.-3t.
TTALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI-
v VATE SALE.- The undersigned oSeia
at private sale a HOUSE and FOUR ACRES
OF GROUND, with Stable, Outbuildings, a
Stone Spring Hoiwo, a lot of choice apple and
cherrv trees and a well of excellent water oa
tbe premises. For further particulars apply to
the subscriber oa the premises in Crwlltown
borough. RACHEL UENBER.
Carrolltown. March 18. lU6!k-2ra.
SELECT SCHOOL. The unaligned
will open s Select School in Rooaa No 1,
Ebensburg Union Sch ol House, on Mo5r.
3iakch uth, idw, or a session or two mouths
TEKMi $1 5l pot aoDthof four week.
Fs. 1J, 19. tf. CJ5Q. TT. QOTPl.
H00IXAUD S GERHA3T BITTl
HOOFLID'S GERMAH TOXIC,
Thair Iotro4uctin lata tkla ceu&trj froai QhQautf
T11JCT CITE ZD Totra
FATHERS AND MOTHXB8,
And will enre yon nl yrmr children. Tbey
ntlreljr difftnty" Iiom tha inter
preparation now I covatrt
called Bittrra or I i I ! Tonlea. Thrj
no tavern pre pa Babaai JJbration, or anvihlM
like oo ; but gxl, boueat, reliable oaadlclaaa, Xmt
Tht grtaUM knm rtmtdnt fm
bYSPEPSIA, " )
Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIIf,
and aIl Diseases arUInc from a ZHaar
dared Liver, Stomacta, or
IUrVRlTT Or TU BLOOD.
Constipation. Flatulenc. Inward IW
f ullneas of Blood to tha Head, Acidity
of tbe Btomach, Kauiev Hrvrv
burn, JDiBfiuet for Foo-1 . FnlnM
or Weight in tbe StomacU,
Sour Eruotfttiona, Sinfc
infc or Fluttering at the
Pit of the Stomach, Bwrim-inina-
of tre Head. Humid or
T:fB.cut Bretthinn, Flutterln
at tno Heart,
when in a. Lv-
or Webs before the
Of Perapiratlon, xeiiownu
of the Skin and Ejaa,
Pain in the Side.
Back, Cheat, Liriba. etc.
Sudden Flushes of Hwt, Burn.
Ins: in the Flesh, Constant Imacisiora
Of Kril and Great Depression of Spirits,
Ml thtte indicaU dtteatr. of tht Ltvtr r ftfu.iu
C'f an,- totnlnntd wit tmjrvt Uwci.
Hcofland's German Bitlers
Is entirely resetaole. and eoxtaltia M
Manor. It Is a compound of Fluid Ex.
Irai ts. The Roots, erba, and Barks
from which these extracts are tua
are eratuered jawn n Germany.
All tile mrdl Vicinal virtues
are extracted t!L A 1 roin tliera by
a scientific Oaasfff cliemUl.Tha
cxtrarti are thew forwarded fe thla
con n try te be ued expressly for the
manufacture ol lUcae iritlers. There h
w.t alroholic an balance ofatiyklnd wr!
In compounding tbe Hitlers, benee If la
tum. nlr Hitters tbat can be ned
cases where alcoholic atlnialaaU are
Hoofland's German Tonic
it a enmlnnaHon of oM the tngrtdim! of f li.Tn
mth rcri Fartta Cms Mtm, Oranpt, tie. R it tttd
for the tamt diteatet at the DiUert, in cetrt wfcre torn
purr alcoholic tiimvlut it rtqwirtd. I'm tail! Ut nt
mind that thrse remrdiet art entirely different V-i
any othert advertitrdfar tht ctrrt of the dtar namut,
thrtt being scientific preparations of medicinal trorti,
while the others art mart decoctions of nei ia snmt
form. The TON I C t decidedly ome of tht most p--lint
and agrtrabi remedies ever offered t tht puilt.
Jts taste is exquisite It ts a plrasurt to tal it. mbtlt tM
hfefiving. exhilarating, and mtdtanal qun-itist tan)
tmmstd tl to I llM-n mi Ls grtaust of aW tma
nrt is tut medieint envoi tn tfrf.tuf. nam
B Iters or Tonic irBsas") "f D.UJy.
they impart a feme L'S-Jl -Jd riy.rle t?ittml
tyHrm. slrmthen Jt tht efrptUlt, mrut
an enjoyment f t'-r mlmm fod. enailt tht
tnacA to digest it-.punjy ine blood, gire a yc-d. e-i
K'aUhy crmf lexinm, eradicn'e the y -v trngt Jron tht
eye. impart a bloom to the chel t. and eh rrje the pa'icnt
from a thort-hreathed. emaciated. io.ir. aid ntrtont
inretlid, to a fvdi-feced. t'ot't, and xiiff-ot person.
Weak and Delicate Chi f'ren are
made (Irons by using- lh CJlifera er
'Ionic. In tact, they nre Family JteeH
clnes. Xhey can be adtnlni(ercfi vri's
perfect auivt) to a child three aoeli
old. f he naoat delicate female, or a
of Dlneif ,
raaat Memtdit art tt lest
rrrr fmovn, and trill evrt mil ditto set rotutltng Hs
bad blood. Keep you senai biemd prert ; ktp yvar
liver tn order ; beep I ' j forsr diges'nt trtmms
in a sound, healthy LI armii'Mii. by tht net
of these rtwtedies mmLitmmmmii'tnd no disoast v3
ever assail flu. The bes sua tu the rminiry rootmmmd
them. Jf ytart of honest rtputalXem g Jar mn$Ji.mf
yttt must try Utte preparation.
TUOB HOS. GEO. W. YFOODTTART,
CliWf Juatles of the Supreme Cnnrl cf Phimt'tsii1
I'hiladbi pbu, Marrh K. ltd'.
Iftnd " HoofianiTt German BiUtrt ts not m
irating beverage, mt is a good ionic, useful rm eJisor4
of the digesttve organs, and of great benefit tn out e
mtbiiity and want of nervous action, an Utt sytitm.
Tour t truly.
GSO. TtV TrOGDTTJJJK
TZCm no's. JAMES THOMFoOK,
Judge of the Supreme Cnurt of PenrtsT'r-n.
1'Hil.APaLFBlA, A-ril sS
I consider 4 IFooflaus's
German I!lt f era a r.-W
nudtcme Incase j&aWTV of attacks sf
I ndlfrestlottsstaai aMAaiar Dyspes.ta.
I can certify tiiia from my experisa
It. a ours, tvlth resncci,
ntojr. rev. josurn n. kexi? ard.d. w
Tauter of the Tmth B-ipt Chnrch, Ph!!aJla.
Dn. JaoKSos Usta ts: 1 hart i fttpw
rtqitested l connect my navxt with recommttidan'mt tf
dijferent hinds of medicines, but regarding the araca
as out of my afiproprtate sphere. 1 hate tn all cast
tiined ; but tciih a clear proof in various nif imtf. '"'
partttnlarly n my men jctiily, of the vsefuiness "J Dr.
JlooftantCt Gttmun Bitters, I depart Joremet frommt
ttiMOi course, to esprett my full cwirtWioa that for ftir
rrai uei.illiy or Xlue ytem and t-(eci!iy ir
CompluioU, it ts a
ana Tama m
tome eases it
fail; but usual! u,
doubt n-t, u
bt very beneficial
'ram u4 eueomt Huu.
l'ours, very rtn'fuliy,
J It Kiss.
lifted bxUw Coot
ZTonflanoTl German Remedies art cfun'erftfle. T
genuine hart tht signature of C. HI. Jackson
tht front of the outside urrapner nf tack bo.tlt. a4
namt of tht article blown m tack ooUia, Mi ttktrt mf
Price or tbe Bitters. $1 Oo per toottla ,
or, a hall doen lor &0(K .....
Price of the Tonic, $! SO fCT belli!
Or, a, half dozen lor $?. SO.
The tonic la put up ia quart bottles.
Hecolcct that it it Dr. I7w1?andt German
that art to univeri.,." us,l and in "
mended; andd.nt, i l . i atj- mllro the P'1
to induce you to take I'l Wnyfi t' f:
may say is just es FJ icI"tL..
makei a Jar r profl mts2mwawttv on V- Their f
diet u;ill bt teiu bu ui c w ae.u local Jv uptn nluar
Uon U the
AT THE OI3MAN MEDICINB ETO
Jfe. 6&1 ABCB STXZt T, rhOaeUltrhmm
CXLA3. M. EVA ITS,
TormsrTy a XX. JACSSON c CO.
These De medics are for sale by Vmt
arista, Store brecpers, and Medicine P
Tht not forget to ercrmint wttt Out artloi yea eWfi
ardrr to get tht genuine.
C7For Sale by B. d LLOYD, Drutfi j
HaeQrtrrug, P. feat.??--?!'