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Obituaries (except the uraal announcement which I free,) to be peld for et advertising rate Local Notices, Booiety Resolutions, As-, 10 state per line; Advertisements for Religions, Charitabls lad Rdo. national object, one-half the atiTB rates. Transient advertisements will be published antlt ordered to be diMonlinned, ud charged aeoordtngly, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING, BY H. B. MASSER & CO., SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENN'A. teleoted JOB OFFICE, whisk will Mwtlt as to execute, la the neatest style,! every varlsty of PriDtiDf NEW SERIES, VOL 3, NO. 42. SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST; 3, 1867. OLD SERIES, VOL. 27, NO. 42. AIEEttffl Site. 1 Saner, t column, t " fV BUSINESS CAULS. e. I. saui-xm. t. a. vita. Attorneys and Couanellore at taw( Cheroot Street, Wert of the N. C. ud P. . RaU. road Depot, la the building lately ooaapied by F. Laiarus, Esq., BUNBUBY, PENN'A. Collections and all Professional business promptly attended to in Northumberland and adjoining Coun ties. P' . C3-- W. HAITPT. Attorney aad Combs Uor sat "Lnw, Office en eouth side of Market ttraet, Bra doers Bast ofthsN. U. Rallrosd, BUNBURY, I A. Will attend promptly to all professional bunasaa 'entrusted to bii ewe, the oolleeUon of alaima is Northumberland and the adjoining counties. bnnbury, April 13, 1807. EDWIN A-EVANS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Market Square, near tlie Ooart lion, BUS BURY. Northamberland Coanty, Pa, ' Colleottont promptly attended to in thil and adjoin ing Counlie. April 13,1667. . , . - J. R. HILBUSH BUBVEYOR AND CONVEYANCE AND JUSTICE OF THE TEA CE. Jiahonoy, Northumberland County, Penn'a Offioe in Jackson township. Engagement eaa be made by letter, directed to the abora addree. All busineei entrusted to hit care, will ba promptly attended to. April 22. 186T.--ly ' ytu. M. RocKcrELLin. Lmtb T. Rocauca. ROCKEFELLER & R0HRBACH- NlnUlllY, PESS'i. OFFICE the aame that haa bean heretofore ooca pied by Wm. M. Rojkefellr,e., nearly op posite the reaidenco of Judge Jordan. Bunbury, July 1, 1364. ly Jaoaea Hill, ' Bimou P. WotTnTo. HILL & WOLVBRTOW, ttvrweya and Coanaelon nt Law. SUNBTJBT, FA. WILL attend to the eotleetton of all klnd of claim, including Baok Pay, BountT and Pan- i0M. P'- l ATTOHNEY AX LAW, Kortb Bide of Public Square, one door aart of the Old Bank Building. SUNBURY, PENN'A. Colleotioni and all Professional bneineee promptly attended to in tha Court of orthumberlend and adjoining Counties. Bunbury. Sept. 15, 1866. JN0. KAY CLEMENT, Business in this and adjoining counties sarsfuliy and promptly atttended to. ... i.t. OSes in Markst Street, Third door wert of Bmll A Qenther'a Stovs and Tinware Btors, HI III HY PE.1.VA. ii. it. siA!ii:n, irnfT at Ijih. BL'NBCRY, PA- r Collections attended to m the oonnties i or hor thuinbortand. Union, Snyder, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming. bem-rexcbi. Hon. John M. Reed, Philadslphla, A. O. Cattell A Co., " Hon. Wm. A. Porter, " Morton MoMichacl, Em., " E. Ketoham A Co., 2H9 Pearl Btreet, Saw Terh. John W. Ashmsad. Attorney at Law, " Matthews A Co, Attorneys at Law, Bunburv. March 2, 1862. JACOB SHIPMAN. riBI AND LIFE INBTJBANOB AOKT SUNBURY, PENN'A. BSrSSI5TS Fanners Mutual Firs Insuranes Co., York T., jumbcrland Valley Mutual Protection Co.. ,ew York Mutual Life, Oirard Lifs of Phll'a A Hsrt ord Conn. General Aocidents. .. unbury, April 7, ly. ' ; W. J. W0LVERT0N, ". ! AXXOKXKlf AX IA1V Market Street, 6 doors west of Dr. Systar's Store. SUNBURY, PENN'A. All professional business in this and adjoining coun ties promptly attended to. . i Bunbury, Norember 17, 1866. ly '1 DB.E.D. LVmTt'''" PIIY8ICIAN AND SURGEON NORTHUMBERLAND, PA. DR. LUMLEY ha opened an olios la Northam bsrland, and oilers hit eervioes to ths people of thai place and the adjoining townships. Omee next door to Mr. Boott's bhoe Btore, where be can feaad as all Jlours. Korthnmbarland August tt), 186"). JEREMIAH SNYDER, Attorney A Counaellor at Law. HllBl'KY, Pt. ty District Attorney for .tortlinien- berland Connty. Sunbury, March 81, 1866. '.J V. BEASBOLTX, C. WOlvaaTOK, C. . laSBObTS COAL! COAL! COAL! r-IlHE subscribers respectfully inform thesltisea of X Bunbury and vicinity, that they have opened a C0A.Ii YARD ' t J. Haas A Co's Lower Wharf. WunbuiTr. Pa. where they ar prepared to supply all kinds of Bha- ui. r.i ..htuLn rates. Families and other jromptry supplied. Oountry oustom respeetfully wlicitod. WkA-suui vu. Bunbury, Jan. 12,1867. COAL! COAL!! COAL!!! BhlDDera A tVholevnle A Ketall Dealera in . j WHITE A UKU AUU. COAaU In ...rv varletv. Sole Agent, westward, of the Cala'w Bear "U' Lowaa Wnr, BcMoaT, Pi. Bunbury, Jan. 18, i6. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALEB ; la avsry variety of ANTHRACITE COAL, TTnoer Wharf, BUHBUnx.rsna s. y Orders solicited and 8 promptness and (,aiou- j . truubury, 4iay n, o. . .. ... BOUNTY FOR SOLDIERS . it vtr .r.nr.menta In Washington City, I r. .1,. ..mmnt aolloetioa of Boouty under the w ...wr- r- -- . .-, its Aot or t'ongrees. i.i..l. in nr.tviua the olaiuis. bold this Bounty should apply ImmedjaUily, mated that it will rauuire torse year. . ,', . , i.. ...il.tAt for three Tsar i i m. than 1100 bounty are entitled rthebenefiuof this Aot, as wall a Jie"h av enlisted fur throe year and discharged after a irvioo of two years, by reason oi .um. 8 nnkury August 1. ! 'Dr.'CHAS. ARTHUR, omcropat!)(r t)pstctan. ! Oradnat of. h f omceopalhla MedioU College of PenaaylTanU. ' Omca, Market qdareoppoeit the CertnoM( BUNBURY. PA. Office Houn T to nttofnUfTrxto aiUrnooa ,' 7 to 9 erentng. "H. , j ;i 4- May 18. JAOOBO.BBOK, MERCHANT BAILOR, . And Dealeria - ! CLOTHS, LiSSX2IE8E0t- VESTING, Ac rawn mtrU aoaitla f Weatrer'a Hotel, BUN BtT b t . y A. March SI, 1H66. AUGUSTA HOTEL, RAMVEL ! A.K.t, Proprietor. (Formerly of ths Mansion Bouse, Mahonoy City, Schuylkill oonnty, Pa.) In Cake's Addition, near ths Machine Shops, BUNB1TBY, PENN'A. Transient and permanent boarders will find this a most comfortable house and possessing the ad Tan. tagesof convenience to the railway and business part of ths town. Being newly furnished with all ths modern household improvements, thsra is svsry fa. clllty for ths convenient accommodation of guest. Hood stabling and experienced koetlers in attend ance. Bunbury, June M, 2867. ' ELEVENTH A MARKET STS., PHILADBL'A. THIS new and elegant Bouse is now open for tha reception of guest. It ha been fitted up in a manner equal to any in the oountry. Ths location being central makes It a, vary desirable stopping plane, both for Merchants and parties visiting ths city. The parlors are apaalon. and elegantly furn ished. The tables will he supplied with all the dell cacles the market will afford, and it i tha intention sf ths Proprietor to kssp la every respect a Pint Class flotvT. Terms 83 CO per day. CCRU3 DA VIS, Proprietor. febrnary I, 139T 6n DB. J. S. AHOLB. GRADUATE of Jefferscn Medical Collegs, with five years practice, otters his professional sar vices to ths oitisens of 8unbo,ry and vicinity wall attend ail calls promptly. OFFICE Market Street, opposite) T savor's Betsl. Or r re a Boca 1 from 8 to 10 A. M. I ' J to 5 P.M. Punbnry, April !17. 1867. AMBR0TYPE AND PHOTOGRAPH Corner Markst Pawa Street, SUNBURY, Pa. & BYERLY, Pkopbibtob, Photograph, Ambrotype and Melalnotypes taken la the beM style of ths art. apl. T, ly D-D. C. QOBIN, Attorney and Connacllor at Law, BOOHVILLB, COOPER CO .MI6S0URI. WILL pay taxes on land In any part of tha Slate. But and sell real Eetats, and all other mature animated to him will reoelvs prompt atten tion. JulvS, 185 -t II, '64. ' UNION HOTEL- CHAN. IXZEL Proprietor, la Cake's AddlUta to BUNBURY, near the Pean's Rallroad Company' Shops. PERMANENT AND TRANSIENT BOARDERS, kenl who will find ample aasommodalions. . Good cooks and waiters, boarders can enjoy the quiet son forte of horns with fare equal to the best hotels. H is Liquors are of the choicest kinds. eonrtury, June b, leoi. DOUTY HOUSE, J. B. IIAL.L., Proprietor, Corner Bunbury and Bock Btirtet, . 8HAJIOKIN, PENN'A. TBI3 BOUSE is now open for ths reception of russts, and being nsw, sessions and attractive, ha all the facilities and advantages of a FIRST CLABd HOTEL, Ths sleeping apartments era airy land sasnfortable. and the furniture until el V new. The Bar and Table will be supplied with the beat In the markst. The patronage of the public Is solicited. April 13, 1B&7. 1 Mount Carmel Hotel. MT. CABMir Northumberland Co.. J., i TflOS. I1CRKET. ProPRTKTOB. Tt.1. tu.. eAmmodioos Botol 1 located near the depots of lbs enamokin vallsy ana us vaacaae " n : . . . , t I New York Railroads. Trains arrive and depart dally. This house is located in the centra of tha Coal Re- 1 gton and affords the beet accommodation w iraveiers and permanent easterners. . j7 CHESTNUT STREET, PBILADELPBTA. THIB well known Botel, situate near tha corner of Ninth A Cheenat Streets, Philadelphia, is, on aeeount of tl superior location ana sieetient ecoom- modations, one or tne Deal ana most aesirsoie stop ping places in the city. a. r. aajaua, rrepriewr. Febrnsry 16, 1867. 6m IIEUDIC HOUSE, V.. A. WHO, Pt, WILLIAMBFOKT. PA. May 25, lM7.-m AVER'S SARSAPARIUiA. . j IB a eoaoentratad ex j t iraet oi mm vawww root, wu Yf , combined wiia other sub- Vjuim iA .till imlii al. IteraUva newer as to afford an sBeotosl antidMe (or iseaaes SsrsacartUa is re puted to ours, ouch a remedy is sorely wanted by those who suffer from Strumous complaint, and .1.1 l,ink -ill unn. eoswulcawtllaooom. r;rMrT.r'uin"g..li-i To? o.?r ImciZ r.llnw -nltli.ris . How com oletel T this oomnoond will I do it, bs been proven by experiment ea many of ths worst causes to be round in we following oompiaiou ; Berofnla. Borofulous Bwellints and Bores, Bkln ' tlluuM PlnnlM. Puatules. Blotcbes, BrapUons, St. Anthony's Fire, Bote or Erysipelas, Tetter or Salt Wk.iim Rw)it mA Kineworss. Ao. BysAtci or vtnsreoi jjtnotm m wim imm . t . . .1 . 1 ... . UI. U. . A A . UIIMIimDTlDI mwwraBWil .... ....... ti i l .nd tha natiant is left ia comparative health. I - T 1 ..... . , a r . . , ; . l. . rtmtu Ituuu are aaaeea oy wbitjiui. mi blood, and are often soon cured Ipy this Kxrsacr or a. ..a. a. ,t t.A i. aot reject tnu invsiaaoi siwinm., you have been imposed upon by something pretend ing to be A'arsaparUla, while it was not. When you he eased Avaa'a then.and nottill thea, will yon know tha virtues of Bsrssparilln. For minute par tioulrttedieseHeuree,wsrs..r7?.j American Almanac, which the agent below a.mca .in r.Hiik mtti. t. .11 a ho sail fur ii. CoiliT,nees, Jaundloe, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Dye- AVER'S CAXtlAHTlU riLiW, tor ins .re of I sntsry. foal OtoaaMn, ueaaaone, .., tkun. Heartburn arising Iron luseruerea oium.uu, r..:. uhj rnutloa nf the Bowel. Flstulescy, Loss -f AppetiU, Liver Complalat, Dropsy, Worms, Uoat, Neuralgia, ana ass uuium fin, . ni")-"- saedisiae arsrywhera. June 18, 167 et TCB CREAM FREEZERS rV7 laUot ICWrthaWruarsffcasrawv f wT sblrary. Jsly T, IWMI hsB r u v" 1 1 . a.j tV., IV. nr.1 uniitlTI I mA ti.. .m. i i ill, are mkw ' w . . . . : I .1 m. rmtn tita aiirain ni xna iiriatin. urtr- Tnu - Ui. ?',..J "JXIXZ W V Z com. at Tine, and U. . man Whom "JLI . trjr M - " " . bad mat a twelvemonth before a. a nM w puin ... r-p- j. c. ATIRS CO.. Loweii. dewrter now doomed to die aa Union de- I a , . i .ii n ..iAia aaas aaaiars tn I wax 1 Mass.. eaa sow j w "'-ever- r-- r ivr ' I ..rtor I P 0 E T I C A L. OOilE AWAY. I see tha farm-hoaoe red and old, , Abort the roof it maples sway ; The hills behind are bleak and oold, Xh wind ooojee npand dies away. I gaie Into each empty room. And as I gaaa a gnawing pain Is at my heart, at thought of those Who ne'er will pan the door again. And, strolling down tha orchard dope, . (do wide a likeness grief will orave,) . Each dead leaf seems a withered hope, Each mossy hillock looks a grate. They will not hear me if I eall i They will not lea these tears that start ', 'Tis autumn autumn with it all And worse than autumn in my heart. 0 leaves, so dry, and dead, and ears ! I oan recall some happier hours, When summer's glory lingsr'd there, And summer's peauty touohed the flowers. Adown the slope a slender shape Danoed lightly, with her flying carls, And manhood's deeper tones were blent With the gay laugh of happy gills. Ostolen meetingsatthe gats! 0 lingerings at the open door ! 0 moonlight rambles long and late ! My heart can scaros believe them o'er. And yet the illena strange and still, The air of sadness and deoay, The moss that grows upon ths Bill Yet, Lots and Hope bars goo away t Bo liks, so liks a worn-oat heart ! Whioh ths last tenant finds too cold, And learss forevermore, as they Have left this homestead, red and old. Poor smpty house ! poor lonely heart ! 'Twere well If bravely, side by side, Ton waited till the hand of Time Each ruin's mossy wreath supplied. 1 lean upon the gate, and sigh ; Some bitter tears will force their way, And then 1 bid the place good-by For many a long and weary day. I orosa the little toe-bonnd brook, (In summer 'tis a noisy stream.) Turn round, to taks a last fond look, And all has faded liks a dream. TALES AND SKETCHES. TUE BEPRIIiYED SOLDIEK. BT BET. C. I.. yTOODWORTH. la the iDrineof 1864, there was confined lo the city prison at Norfolk, Va., a Union oldier a young mnn of twenty-two charged with desertion. A court martial had already aal upon tlie case, anu ne was awaiting his sentence. Toe circumsmncea, wnicu were oocpiy interesting; and excited wide aympatby in behalf ot the prisoner, were simpiy tuese: A Virginian bv birth, the remorseless con scription had forced him into the rebel army, hut withfull ourDoso on his part, as be al- ways maintained, not to ere a biioi against the old nag, ana to auscn to iuu umuu lines at the earliest ODDortunitr. It 80 happened that the chauce which he onght occurred during the iege of Wash ington. -N. V., in tlie apting oi iouo, auu with six otcer viriitniana ana tnree x.i- Tenncssccans, he cntne over to our pickets and surrendered himself a prisoner ot war. I well remember their appearance when they were brought in, and how our feelings were narrowed up oy tue taies oi crueuy and tuffering which they told. Professing to be Union men. however, they were soon liberated bv our government, ana permittea to w North and reside where tbey choose. This man, it would seem, made his way to Portsmouth, N. II , and during tne excite meat which followed the President's call for troops the ensuing fall, he was persuaded to en'.iBt in the Tenth regiment of that State, Soon after, bis regiment was sent to toe vi cinity of Norfolk, where it went into camp for the winter. Here it was that te was tempted to commit the crime for which be bad lorleltecl ns me. The soldiers quartered in the country around were in tha habit, as often aa tbey could, of coming into the city on passes properly endorsed by tbctr oracers. uui as the privilege Iiaa ueen irequenuy nnusea, the regulations concerning it bad gradually j . . . I I. : . j; r become more strict, till at length it was dif ficult to get a past for such a purpose. Now it was that the ingenuity of the sol diers set to work to outwit their comman dera. The Dlan hit upon was this: They induced a fanner living near the camp to lease or sell them a suit of bU clothes. A soldier had only to doff bis uniform ami put on the farmer s suit, tuereiore, ana tie couiu cross the lines of the camp unchallenged and come to the citv at his leisure. Quite a number bad done this with complete sue cess, not considering that tbey were viola ting a rule of war whose penalty was death, The prisoner was among tne numoer. rail ing to get a pass after repeated attempts, he bad put on the farmer's dress, walked bold- .. T I' ll. ly out or camp, ana atartea ior norioia.. Six hour afterward bo was brought back aa a deserter, bavins been met on tbe road by bisColonel and Captain, recognired and i .,.j v., .in i iui tli imnr In o did not dream of tbe nature of tbe crime he bad committed, aud what were the charges that would be prvteired agninst him. It was not till a few days, when be was arraiKnen before a military court, and put on trial for his life, that be understood bis position, It was in vain that be asserted his mno cenca of anv intent to do wrong, least of all I tn Ho..i . ,l,t ho nlalni that othera had I "1 . " " V . . , ,, i. .',, h. h.H l.n- .ith no evil gl. Au were all against him. lie was without bis uniform, diaguueu, fleeing from bia regiment. He was also a isoutberner, ana a aeseuer iroa tue reuei srmv. and it waa presumed tbat at) was either uvine to play the aamo Knie on us, or else was a rebel spy on bis way to tue enemy. In either case he deserved death, and death was hi sentence, lie Uacl nara Iv thought such a result possible. When, therefore, bis sentence waa read to him, be waa overwhelmed with amazement and agony not tha unmanly and contemptible acony of a cowaiu, out tue auooy mat shrinks from a ereater dishonor, lie bad - fulv anticipated an acquittal, thinking that .t)lM1 iv nni.n h a fau t as lie did. - - ...... ,.,,,: But the cruel verdict, falling with withering and stunning force, crushed out all light and hope. By a singular coincidence It was the lStu or April, just one -fear irojn tne time lie bad come into our lines at Wash ington. I bad been to the hospital, but bad returned to my quarters, ana was amiui sit ting down to diuner, when a note was band- The recocnltion waa mutual. Moaning piteoully, be said t It's murder, its murder. Tbey won't kill me, wUl tbey T "My friend," I TwjilUd, tblt It a itrsBj and tad meeting. I hadn't dreamed of see ing you here. I deeply feel for you, and hope you are not guilty of the crime for which you are conclemed." "Oh. sir! God knows I am not I How could they think so t 1 didn't mean to do anything wrong. , I never lUuuuht to desert. I only wanted to tome to Norfolk to buy some things that I tieeded. I asked my captain for a pass, time and again, but he wouidn t uive me one. I ouly put on the clothes ss others did. I know I must die for it. O God 1 O God 1 I never thought it would come to this." Stop I stop I I can't bear this. You are not afraid to die. Be a man. Be calm, and let us quietly look at your condition, and determine what is best to bu dons." "That's true, sir. I am a soldier, and can die as a soldier. But to have my uniform stripped off, my ryes blictlfolded, aud be shot down like a dog 1 I can't bear it." "Hut it is better to die Innocent than guilty. Better die under false charges than true. If you were a deserter, the dishonor I would be real and indellible. If. on the other hand, you are guiltless, the dishonor is only iu set in ing ; your own soul and God will clear you of all inherent shame." "1 bat s so, but it is bard to have one s friends thiuk that he is Kuilty when be is innocent." Yes. But it would be harder to have one's friends think be is guilty if he were." 1 know. But it s dreadful, dreadful 1 What shall I dot" Do ? Be a man. Do your duty. You are sentenced to be shot. I expect you will meet your fate like a brave man no coward ly fears, no pitiable displays of weakness and trembling." "1 am not atraid to die ; but to have my comrades think me a deserter." "Perhaps they will not. . But if they do it will not make you so, unless you intend ed to be." "True. But I could die in peace if I knew they thought me innocent." "uod will take care of tbat. Let us leave it to him." "Tell me then what to do." "Have you any friends ?" "Yes a father and Bister."' "Do they know that you are a Uoion sol dier ?" "Yes. They are Uuion people I sent word to them bv a colored mau that I had enlisted in tbe Union array." Have you any property tbat you would like to leave them ?" "No, I am a poor boy ; my father is poor, we bad a mighty hard chance, air." 'But you have some mesxaee to send tucmi You would, at least, like to have them know your fate I" "Obi no, it would kill tuera. wnat would they say if they knew I was shot as a deserter ?" It would kill them sure. My God t my God I It must not be." Well, then,, let s leave them. Is tuere anything else you wish to say or do tor yourself?" Ao. sir, I would not have my lnencts know tbat I am to die like a traitor. And as for myself, I have no anxiety for tbe present." "I nen you nave only to loon to tne me to come. Are you ready to pusn asicie tne veil and to step inside the endless future I" "It s awlul w exchange worlds." "To the guilty. But if you have ever made Jesus vour friend, vou rosy tread the dark valley calmly ana trustfully leaning on mm. "I Lavs: at least 1 uopts so. iiut i ve nau a richt poor chance to net one." "A few hours hence, and you expect to be face to face with tbe splendors of his throne. Can you trust your eternity in bis hands I "Yes. I can." "Because you are ao good, or ao unfortu nate, or both t" "N, I am not good, hut be ia, and I can trust him." "Have you told him that aince you came here?" , "I hadn't thought of it. I felt so bad I couldu'tpray." . "He came to bear onr griefs and carry our sorrows. Suppose we kneel down here and tell him everything. I will lead, you fol low." "Yes." And so after reading the 15th chapter of John, with an emphasis and meating we never comprehended before, we knelt to gether on the cold stones. As best I could I committed him and his case unto God, asking especially that be might live if it should please the Lord, but tbat, living or dying, be might be bis. And then the pri soner broke out into such a treaty of prayer and recognition ni ,rui,t the most sweet, eloquent and touching I ever listened to. We rose from our knees. I said this man is Bo traitor, and must not be shot. A great wrong will be done if be it, and my country must not be cuiltv of hia blood. I left tbe cull. It was now near night. The prisoner was to be shot between ten and twelve o'clock the next day. I told my convictions to others. We determined to make a last effort to save him. A trusty man waa dispatched to Fortress Monroe to intercede with General Butler. He beard our plea, acd entered into our feeling, but be bad no power tbe President bad ap proved and ordered the execution. The General, however, at once telegraphed to Washington, asking at least a reprieve for a lew days. But all the night long the operator sat by hia inttriimnnt watr.hincr for a reply 1 but none came. Morning dawned Wright and calm and tweet, and it brought no hope to the prisoner. I sought bis cell. He had slept like a child, and was perfectly tranquil, and looked forth to bia doom without dismay. H mat ma with a pleasant greeting, and ex pressed surprise and gratification that I bad coma so earlv. And then we took our tes tament, read and talked of the wonderful thinns which God had prepared for thera that love him. until our hearts were all aglow under tbe vision of glory to be re vealed. Subdued thua. and aweetly realizing the fruitions of faith, we bowed onee moie on the cold naked stones, and prayed till the cell was full of tbe light and peace of Uod "I am ready now, were bit word. I gave him mv hand, promising to tfeturn at nine o'clock, to attend him to the place of bia execution, four miles away. ' Nine o'clock, but bo reprieve. The last hope Is gone. A company of cavalry, a few infantry, and an ambulance form In front of tha prison. , In a few momenta the prisoner, guarded en either aide, comes forth, tbe ambulance, while the cavalry formed into a hollow aquare, received Into tba centra. And now the wbole ttern array moves slow ly off to the sound of the muffled drum, beating tba tad, solemn death march. It it the music of a man on tbe way to tbe scaf fold, (low iu roll echoes and shivers along tba depth of tha heart ! Qow it ttlUt and almost freezes tbe pulses I I have wondered since, when a lost soul sink down to its doom, whether tbe angela muffle their barps and fling acrots tbe responsive chords the unetteralile sadness which a transcendant event might be supposed to inspire. Ah met who can tell t We had crossed tho ferry to Portsmouth, and were j list passing tbe telegraph office when a messenger came out and put into the hands of our commander a paper.. He hastily read it, brushed a tear from bis eyes, and ordered halt.' Our hearts beat quickly. Can it be that a reprieve has come to the prisoner after bis colli o and grave have been prepared, and the twelve fatal men selected by lot to execute the sentence of death I It is even so, thank God I At a word, the ranks open right and left, the commander approaches the ambulance and reads : "Wil lie Brumpton la reprieved seven days', a. Lincoln." The gracious words bad nearly killed tha prisoner. Mercy bad been more overwhelm ing than justice. In a moment he turned deadly pale, gasped, and caught for breath, as if be were being suffocated. Tbe guards shouted i "He is dying t" But it was only for a while. The poor fellow rallied, turn ed to the soldier who sat by bia aide, threw bis arms around bis neck and wept as only a man saved after he baa tasted tbe bitter ness of death, could weep. In all tbat mili tary array there was not a dry eye. Officers, soldiers, chaplain and prisoner wept. to gether. "Oh 1 how sweet is mercy when it comes to the penitent offender I How grand and beautiful the power that can say to the man on his way to execution, Livel The sequel is told tn a lew words, urump ton was remanded back to prison, hia case reviewed, and kind-hearted Mr. Lincoln finally set his hand to a full pardon. Tbe gratitude of tbe pardoned man knew no bounds, and his after-life showed tbat mercy had not mistaken its object. He re joined his regiment, went with it to the Held tbat sanio spring, was always at uis post, and I casually learned fell in a dread ful charge on the enemy, but with bis last breath craved blessings on tbe flag and on tbe bead of him who bad aaved him to die for its vindication and honor. I have witnsssed many trying and affect ing scenes, but none that ever made a deep or impression on my mind than the pardon of that condemned soldier. So is there joy in the presence of the angel of God over one sinner that repentetb, when God aaya let him live. MISCELLANEOUS Petroleum. '. Ifaaby. Tbe bibulous New Jersey preacher and subseauent nio lei postmaster of Kentucky, who calls himself Nssby, is the creation of David S. Locke. Last winter Locke dined ' with Postmaster General'Randall, in Wash ington, and the first words Randall aaid to him were : "Nasby, I wafit you to step up to tbe department immediately and pay over what balance you owe," at which, of course, there was a deal of laughter, and the Post master General felt tbat be aaid a thing as witty as Nasby's best. - Mr. Locke is a native of this State, ne now resides at Toledo, Ohio, whore be baa I considerable property including a wife and two children. Hia career has not been all a flowery one, as will be at once inferred from tbe fact that be but been editor and pub lisher of several county newspapers in bis time. He waa bred at tbe case and is a thorough practical printer. Before tbe war Nasby was a Democrat, and be has always been deep in political affairs. He is now chief editor and part proprietor of the To ledo Blade, a successiui and prontaoie jour nal now, though it waa decidedly "shaky" when be first became attached to it. Though known to the general public only by bis Nasby letters, be is far from being "merely that and nothing more, as in the case witu humorists of that sort generally Artemus Ward and Josh Billings for example. I ruth to say, close and discriminating cauicfsm would not place Nasby in tbe same class with tbe last named writers, but tuia gossip does not profess to deal in careful criticism. Mr. Locke, however is a clear ana lorciuie writer on political topics, and aa such has dono. cood service to hia party. He ia in "close communion" with all the prominent polticiana of tbe West and wields a power ful influence. " The Nasby letters were at first put into type by Mr. Locke's own hands without the . ,, r aa: .1 preiimioary moor oi puiwug iuciu uu ynyi. Of late Ihev have been dashed off very rapidly with tbe pen, and have appeared first in tbe columns of the Blad4, one each week. Last Winter Nasby made a trip to W ash- ington for tbe first time in bis Hie. we mean, of course, in JVas&v't life not in Locke's life for Locke may have been to Washington often before Nasby came into existence. As Locke, ha would have been one of the million merely; aa Nasby be waa a lion, pur tang. Gen, Banks invited him to the noor ot tbe tlonse, ana tne metnoera ien their seats on all bands to pay their respects to the humorist. He gave bis autograph to hundred who solicited it then and there. Business was so seriously interrupted tbat Hnaaker Colfax bad to call tbe House to order. Subsequently, Colfax remarked tbat it was tbe greatest ovauou mai. uau twen paid to any man by tbat body since Gen. tirant went upon tne noor, sumo time pre vious. "Yon bave done more for tbe cause than any other writer living," said one mem- 4er, and the expression was immediately echoed by scores. Among those whom Nasby called on at the visit In question were Grant, McCulloch, and Chase. With Chief Justice Chase and family be spent tbe evenings in social chat. Secretary McCulloch was rather cool in bis manner towaid the joker. Gen Grant was about the most cordial of tbeu all, and de clared tbat aa regularly at Sunday morning camo be made it a religious duty to read "one of tba He v. Mr. Nasby 'a sermons 1" Mr. Locke is almut tba baldest worked man in the West He goes to the Blad office at eight o'clock in tha morning, and only leave it "for good" at two o'clock the following morning. He does not average more than five hours sleep pur night, being in strain at aeven o'clock aud again to tbe office for tbe everlasting tread mill round of newspaper lire. In personal appearance Nasby is stout built and round faced. He it genial and jovial, lovea a good story at he does bit din ner, telle many a good one himself and laughs at it with an unctuous ringing laugh that you might bear for half a mile. He looks, talks, and act like ao active, wide awake Western business man, which be is. Hia judgment la all business matter U of the shrewdest, and be makes business pay. There ia not much polish or society culture about Nai'py. Ha mgrt rather on, lb coarse than the refined, at is clearly shown in bia writings, which often contain passa ges tbat make a delicate and cultured taste shrink painfully. Nevertheless be is a gen tleman in tbe highest and best sense of the word, a kind hearted, whole-souled man, true as steel to a friend, and utterly incapa ble of a mean action. Witbal he is a keen satirist, and as good a hater of ah am aa waa Thackeray himself. Tho American Army IT ago. Malakoff, the Paria correspondent of the New York Timet, has tbe following little bit of sentiment : "May a man who bat had tbe misfortune to live many years away from bis native country be indulged in a lit tle sentiment ? You wbo Have been actors in the exciting years of the civil war, who have been overhead and ears in the events of that terrible period, are. it tnav be. blunted in your susceptibilities, and mav not exactly appreciate what I am going to say. But as I walked through the Ameri can department, admiring tho magnificent samples of agricultural and other imple ments, I stumbled suddenly upon a plain wagon, all bruised and rusty, but yet solid and capable, and I naturally said to mvaelf. 'Why, how could they have been so careless as to leave this old wagon in tbe Exhibition among these handsome and shiny things t' But as I looked at it closer, I saw to my surprise tbe following inscription : 'This wagon, after making the campaigns of the Potomac, was transferred to Nashville, Ten nesse, and made the campaigns to Chatta nooga, Atlanta, and through with Sherman to the seal' Brave old invalid I I thank tbe man who sent you here I I think him for this moment of deep and genuine patri otic emotion. For ten minutes I could not take my eyes from that silent but speaking remnant of the great struggle. Its magnifi cent neighbors, M'Cormick's reaper, Grant's locomotives, and Stephenson s street car were all forgotten and no longer dazzled the eyes. Tbe owner of it sent it here to show its superiority of construction ; to me it told quite another tale. I could not enter into his motives. To bim it was a mere ma chine, showing the excellence of his work manship ; to mo it waa a poem. In its bat tered sides and rusty irons I could read the advances aud retreats, the long marches, the difficult passes, the swamps, tho corduroy roads, the swift runniug rivers, the en tanglement of the battle field, the carnage of battle 1 . To me it told of the sufferings of our brave boys, struggling for the dear old flag ; it told of their toilsome marches, of their fatigues, their endurance, their bravery, and finally of their glorious suc cess 1 Tough old wagon! How strangely you look in the far distant land, surrounded by the magnificence of all the eartb, and passed by with indifference by the crowd as something left by accident in tbe place you occupy i" Alexander II. Mtephensi. Tbe "special correspondent" of the New York Timet ba recently paid a visit to tbe borne of Mr. Alex. II. Stephens, and thus describes his personal appearance: I had never seen Stephens before, nor from his portraits should I have known him. Imagine to yourself a figure slight and fra gile, nearly six leet nigh, but with tbe student's stoop in the shoulders, and a pale, wan, careworn, wrinkled race, on which no sign of beard appears tbat would be what first strikes tbe eye. But this would fail to give the impression of the eruemble of the man. There ia in bis wbole personnel a certain unearthlinett that moves one partly witn awe ana partly with pity ; awe at woat aeems almost a disembodied spirit, and pity wuenyou eee mat it is nuroanity alter all, and suffering humanity, too. I have fre. quently Been Stephens' face described as tha face of a boy, but a boy has not a face covered with the furrows of grief. To me. it is rather the face of a woman of a mother who haa borne many Bufferings. wbo baa met these sufferings with gentle re signation, and whose resignation heaven has rewarded by that inward peace which illu mines tbe countenance with an evanescent light from beyond the tomb. In bis physi que he baa just enough of the material to make bim subject to the law of gravitation. 1 bere is a pair or scales on the balcony ; I took the fancy to stand on it and weigh myself. Stephens, with a little laugh. stepped on after me how much do you suppose be weighed I Kintty four poundt, avoiruupois i Perhaps there are some other trait that I might mention. - Hi head, without being imposing, is very Hue in Ita contour, as though modeled by tbe hand of the sculptor, ana tne brain laid deftly where It beat belongs. His hair is of a ailky flnenosa, brown originally, and now growing grey, Finally, ho bas a pair of marvelous eyes. dark and liquid, aud full of intensity and power. He is 33 years of age. Stephens' life, aa you well know, baa been one long story of pain and travail, through which the struggling spirit baa, in ita work mgs, "Fretted tha feeble body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay." Of late he has been rather ill, and though I found bim much better, and up aud around, ba waa atitl suffering a fact which be attri buted to the east wind, for he is subject to all the skyey influences. He finds that he has better health here, at his birthplace. than anywhere else, and be telle ina that be enjoys the sir -of Crawfordvilla more than tbat of any place at which ne ever was, except Fort Warren, tha summer climate nf which be spoke or aa encuanting ; ana this is the only impression bia aix months' im- pnsontneut there seems to nave, produced on bim. "Wild Bill" as am Ihdiak Klai&k. The correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat, who attended ueueral Hancock on bis Indi an expedition, tells the following recent ad venture or "Wild uiii," wno was lately de scribed in Harper Monthly : "Wild Bill," who is. an inveterate hater of the Indiaus, was also chased by six Indi ans, lately, and had quite a little adventure with them. Taught by long practice witu Indians to be always on his guard, be never walks out of tha house without a brace of fine revolver! swung to his waist, but on an important errand ne goes arruea vt sue teeth, and woe to tbe Indiana wbo cross bis path. Riding about in tba late field of ope rations, ba was seen by a group of tba red men, who immediately gave chase. Too aoan thav found whom they were pursuing, and then coalman cad to retrace their steps, but not before two of them fell dead before tha weapons of "Wild BUI." A borne waa also killed and one wounded, after wbicb "Wild Bill" rode unconcernedly on his way to camp, and in a very modest manner rela ted tha little adventure, which report waa verified by scout earned Kioraid, f ho shot aa Indian en his way with dispatches " CIsraro by MarBlneryt It may Interest smokers to know that ti gers, which have until now been made by hand, may hereafter be made by machinery, at a considerable aaving in uott, if wa can believe reports. A cigar-making apparatus ha recently been invented in Germany and patented in this country, which can, it ia said, turn our one hundred and fifty thousand cigars a week. One of these machines is now in opera tion in Detroit, and is thus described in a paper of that city t "The apparatus consista of several machines, through each ot which tbe tobacco must be passed before tlie cigar is ready for tho outsido wrapper, which is put on by hand. It bas a number of valua ble feature about it, tbe principal onee of which aro that the tobacco can be worked up dry, and when tho cigar ia made it is ready for use ; that every cigar contains an equal amount of tobacco ; that cigars can be made at half the price they can by band ; and that all the stock can be worked cp with no loss of material. It reqniie forty five experienced cigar makers to pot on tbe outside wrappers as rapidly as thsy are mad by tho apparatus, which can without diffi culty make twenty-five thousand cigars every ten hours. This ia equal to the average work of ninety or one hundred experienced cigar makers. It is estimated that tbe ex pense of manufacturing cigars by this, roe chine is reduced ftom seventy-five to eni hundred per cent., or about one half. Pennsylvania nickel. "It is not generally known," observes tbe Franklin Rtpoiitnry, "that among the moat valuable mineral productions of our State is Nickel, the metal ao largely nsed in the coinage of cents. Fourteen miles from Lan caster are the Gap mines and smelting works. Tbe mines were discovered many yeara ago, and about the time of tbe revolutionary war were worked for copper, but were soon abandoned, the crude machinery of that period being ill adapted to working them profitably. Two generations had passed away, and the circumstance had been forgot ten, whon about fifteen years ago the mines were re opened by a company of capitalists from Philadelphia, since which they bave been steadily worked. They were reopened with tbe view of obtaining copper, hut the ore was soon discovered to he richer in nickel, a more valuable mineral, and since then tbey have been worked for that metal exclusively. The introduction of nickel cents by the government, and tbe war which rendered small coinage so ecarce, gave great Impetus to these works. The mines are now owned mainly, we believe, by Joseph Whar ton, of Philadelphia. Tbe final working of tbe nickel ore is done in Camden. Ia all, about one hundred and fifty men are em ployed at tbe mines and smelting works. Ges. M. Jeff TnoMrsojr, who was a dis tinguished officer in the rebel service, from Missouri, recently gave a puMic endorse ment of Gen. Longatrcet's position, and ad vised tbe acceptance of the Reconstruction Act. He was instantly assailed by the to- called democratic journals, north and south, To one of them he replies, and bis indignant response gives us a little insight into Sou thern history during tbe rebellion. Democ racy there, as bere, consisted in avoiding conscription, and fighting with words when other men were nsing bayonets : Nkw Tom. July 13. 1887. Editor of the Banner, Yatoo, Mia. : bin: I eee in tbe fiew York Herald oi this day an extract from your paper of tbe 5th inst., in which you have, in your oppo sition to certain letters written by gentle men of the South, thought proper to use very disrespectful language about yonr su periors. From tbo style in which yon speak I judge you to have been one of those mis erable, dirty dogs who published aa eight- , . . J . 1 . V . I , oy-ien siieet uuring mo war ior no ennui j purpose but to avoid conscription, and who, to cover up their ewn cowardice, tried to, and in some instances did, bresk down some of the purest and noblest men in tbe Con federacy. Probably some of Albert Sidney Johnson's blood ia on your bands, and you may be one of the hounds that barked at Joseph E. Johnston, and it may be, if your f taper had strength enough and waa pul isbed to the end of the Confederacy, that many of onr mournful mishaps can be par tially attributed to your meanness. Vou should bave started earlier, remained longer, endured more hardship, braved more dan gers, and surrendered with more regret than either of the gentlemen you name before you should have presumed to have written such an article. 1 cannot for an instant imagine you bare been a soldier, and suppose you must be a "broken-down politician," an "old dog," or a "little pup ;" and, therefore, I will let you pan until I return Boutb, when I will inquire into your antecedents, and if you are worthy or notice 1 win teacn you better manners. M. Jitrr Tnosn-sN, of New Orlcsns. The name of Maria Mathsdottor should be recorded among tho e of the world's heroine. She was a young woman in Lap land. She was an only daughter, and had tbe care of one hundred reindeers, the entii wealth of ber parents. Yeara since she couceived a desire to eatablish a school among her benighted countrymen at Wil belmina. .It could not be done without aid from the Swedish capital. It waa winter, and the capital waa distant aix hundred miles. Alone she started to travel tba dreary distance, (the pot on her akatea. The cold was Intense. The days were short, and tba nights long. The route waa new to ber. Snow and ice on every aide, -an J but lew signs of life. She arrived at Stockholm on tbe 3d of March, 1804, and accomplished ber mission successfully. She bas recently achieved a success quite ss remarkable. Tbe district became greatly agitated last summer over some troubles between the inhabitants. The only way to settle it was through tba interposition of the King. Not a maw waa willing to make the journey to the capital. So Ms Aa was appealed to, and with her cousin st out upon tbe long journey, with ber ski tax', and executed her trust. While ia P'-octholra she gave an impetus to tba philanthropic labora of tba women ot tbe city. On the 11th of November ehe sot out on ber return, going by steamer to Ilsrmoaand, whence she waa to travel one hundred and 8 fly leaguea on ber skates. . Thb force of emphasis in giving meaning to a sentence is wall illustrated by this brief colloquy, which we overheard the other day between two person : "Do von imaglna a scoundrel, air t" demanded rne, ladlg oaotljr. "Ho," was tba reply, "1 sje s (wutiw yen to bs enr"