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VOL. 12 PERRYSBURG, O., T.HITKSD A Y, OOTOBEU lO. 1801. 3STO. 23 MISCELLANEOUS. G ROC Kit Y AND PROVISION HTORC Low Prices and Heady Pay Having purchasi'd tlio cntin stix k of GROCER IES formerly owned by Oeo. W. llollonhcck,! will continue business AT THE OLD STAND, Where, having ivplaui.ilied the Stuck with Urge H 'i i A M VIA ."LI!" ENTIRE NEW ASSORTMENT, I am now prepared to supply the ritiioiis of Perrys burg, and surrounding country with Orocci-los niid Provision?, Of the choicest kind and at the chonpost possible ririces. Tlmse wishing to purchase nnytliingin mv ine will find it to their advantage to give mo a call, a everything Isdl will be SOLD AT T1IF. VERY LOWEST PRICES " I have on hand, also, a' large'and well gutccted Stock of ' BOOTS AND SHOES, "MJ which I wnrrant to give satisfaction or no sale. lest Icb ! Ick! I have im hund a largo supply nf choice Lako lc which m;iy be obtained at, ail time on ronsoitablo Urnis. J-?"AU kinds of produce taken in exchange fur gwiils. .1. IS. YVKHH. Perrysburg, Nov. 29, 1860-tf JEV GOODS AT NKW IVIiSTl'IULD! An entire stock of New li.vids have recently been opened bv the subscriber, consisting of all the vnri- fUeI1f- ' ! O .' 'f 1; ' " SPRING AND SUMMER G06DSV Hats and Caps, Groceries, Soaps, Candles.' Hardware, Nails, Puttv, White Lead, .'Powder, :V ,'!:''! !-. fchot, : V Tea, Codec, Sugar. Molasses, ltools. Shoes, Jlonnets, Furs, fneUo,'l J 'f. Cloven. V. i f. Jl Ginger, Spie-.', Cinnamon, Haisins, Ksscnces, Nutmegs, -White Fish, Cod Fish, Flour, , , i ..,. Meal, : , and numerous other articles on hand, to bo sold FOR READY FAY ONLY 1 ns this is the onlv method which allows the mer chant to sell CllEAl. Wheat, Corn. Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes, Apt.'S, Butter, . Lard, , ' Beeswax, ' ' ' l!eef. Fork. Hides, Skins, Furs Polls. Staves. H.)opP(iles,&c. will be .purchased or taken for Goods. l i A. K. .JEROME. N. 15. I shall also be connected with the. Stor age, Forwarding an 1 Commission Business of this place, and hope to merit the conlidencc and appro bation of Hie people. A. E. JEROME. May,18til ly. . jp Irme its, tooKTo Vovu interhsthI GRAIN DRILLS! GRAIN DRILLS! GRAIN DRILLS! The subscriber is now ready to furnish Farmers with cither of the two best Grain Drills in use, and vill warrant them to give entire satisfaction. They will sow Wheat,1 Rye,. Barley, Oats; Buckwheat, J ln, Hemp,' Timothy, Clover, Millet-seed; also, Corn, Peas and Be.tns equally well It is, perhaps, the only m idline a Farmer can IUW tllt) " J :'! ,; i -, . . 'WlLL'PAY FOR ITSELF -' ' in the increase of yield, over and over again, in a year or two. I have abundance, of testimony showing that the ncrease of Drilling over broad-cast sowing, is on an average from three to five liushels per acre, and the ditference is often much greater. But taking the lowest estimate, (3 bushelT, if you put out 4') acres, it will givj ynu inereasilir 120 bush els, which would pay for two Drills. CaR on me if you want a Drill, in preference to buying of a ctranger that you my never see again, amiif the Drill don't prove good, it will cost you all it is wotth to get your money back. J- In ad lition, I kocp thff very, fcest makes tf j Steel Plows, Subsoil Plows, Harrows, Road Scrapers, Corn Shelters, Straw Cutters, .... Clover Hullursj, .-, Horn Rukes, -, Horse Pitchfork, Fanning .Mills, Sewing Machines, Sugar Evaporators, Cider Mills, r Thermom'r Churns, ,! ' Cider Prcsaivi, .' "? Tlitvahing Machines, of Pitt's Celebrated Manufacture, and in short everything a Farmer needs on his farm to help him through wi)h his work and put money into his pocket. D. K'REPS. P. S. I have just received Gibbs Si Hro.'s Celebrated Cylinder Plow. : This is undoubtedly the best plow in this county or any other. It has received the First Premium at every State and .County Fair where it has been exhibited, for its good work and easy draught. Call and sec it. No charge for showing goods. :,. .,, - - D. KUEPS. Perrysburg, August, 6th, 1861 8iu3. mrs. -Y'SLOv, An cxp?ricnccd Nurse and Female Physician, pre- sents to the attention of mothers", her SOOTHING SYRUP, FOR CHILDREN TERTniNO, which greatly faciltitates the process of teething.by softening the gums, reducing all inllauimation will allay all pain and spasmodic action, and is 8PBE TO BEG CL ATE TI18 BOWELS. Depend upon it, mothers, it will give rest to your- Belves, and RKLKIF AKD HEALTH TO TOUR INFANTS, It not only relievo the child from pain, but invig orates the stomach and bowels, corrects acidity ,and gives tone aud energy to the whole system. It will almost instantly relieve GRIPINO IN TUB BOWELS, AND WIND COLIC and overcome convulsions, which, if not speedily re medied, end iu death. We believe it the best and surest remedy in the world, in nil cases of Dysen tery and Diarrhoea in childroo,wueibt'r it arises from teething, or from any other cause. We would say to every mother who has a child suffering from any of Ihe biritgoiag complaints do not lot your preju dices, nor the prejudices of others, stand between you and yuir suffering child, and the relief that will be sure yes, absolutely sure to follow the use of this medicine, if timely used. Full directions for using will accompany each bottle. None genuine unless the fac-simile of CURTIS & PERKINS, New-York, is on the outside wrapper. Sold by all Druggists and Dealers in Menioinca in Wood eoHptv.- r r i i ' Principal Office, 13 Cedar street, N: Y, . TRICE ONLY ib UENTS PER BOTTLE. April, 18G1 4Uly. rpo THE LADIES. Mrs. M. A. Carpenter would respectfully announce to the ladies of Perrysburg and vicinity that she has removed her Millinery Store to tlio house formerly occupied by Eliza P. Jones, on Front street, whero there will be found a beautiful assortment of mil lin- ery goods. Mrs. C. wiUkeepoustantly ochaiid a large variety oi 1 ' ' ' ' Bonnets, Ribbons. Flowers, Ruches, - si,' Uats.'t .,' - Caps and Flats, Iu fact everything pertaining to Ihe millinery line. She is also prepared to Cut, Fit and make Dresses, Capes, Cloaks, Talmas and Children's Cloihing.- Bleaehisur and Pressing Aiua to order. 4 . r Ladies will find it much to their advantage by giving me a cau oi(r puronasiBrelpwtir. 7 Anrit 4. lHfil 11. Mm M It f'lkprvTtP BUSINESS CARDS. touunaL phixtixg ori-icr.. Having replenished our olfice with new types throughout, we are now prepared to execute Job Work, such as Posters," Sale Bills, Programmes, Invitations, Cards, Labels, Pamphlets, all kinds BlanVs,c.'in the most satisfactory manner. Orders filled at short uoticc, and on reasonable terms. ' .. , , AnvKRTiaiHO, Iw Ono square .50 ) i column : J.&0 column 4.50 One column 6.50 1m 3m 6m 12m 1.23 2.75 4.1)1) 6.00 6.00 8.MI 11.25 15.00 10.00 10.00 22.00 30.0O 15.00 .10.00 45.00 60.00 A deduction of & per emit, from the above rates will bo made for Cash. The space occupied by ten lines of the type com posing the body of the advertisement will be a sqnurr. ' All Transient advertisements must be paid for in adranoe to insure publication. Advertisements inserted witn the mark "tf," will be charged for until ordered out. Whon yearly advortisjinents arc Inserted four or more rhanges will bo allowed. J. W. BAILEY, Pi ni.tsHKit and Proprietor. Y t. V A N D S J K V v n n S O X , Attornet at Law, PERRrsBrito, Omo. Office In East end of Baird House Building. Will attend promptly to all business entrusted to his care, tf D. W. II. DAY. T. W. RCrCIIINSOX. J. P. riLLARS. DAY, HITC1HXSOX PILLARS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Collecting and Real Estate Agents. Will attend promptly to all business cntruitcd to their care. OfTice over W. J. Hitchcock's store, Perrysburg, Wood Count r, Ohio. '61-lOtf. JAMKS UfRRAV. P. 8. RI.EVIN. MV K It A Y A S I, 12 V I X , Attorneys at Law. Will attend' promptly to nil Legal business en trusted to their care m Wood coimtv. Oflice in the Porrysbiirg Bnnd Building, Pcirysburg, Ohio, tf H. II. DOUUB. , J. R. TVLtlt. DOD U E & T Y 1, K n, 1 Attorneys at Law, Perrysburg, Ohio. Particular attention paid to Conveyancing and Notorial Business. Also, for sale, lariro quantities of Land in Wood and adjoining counties. 'UO-tf AHUEH COOK, J. F. PRICK. B. W. JOHNSON. ptOOK, PHICE & JOIIXSOX, J Aitobnkys at Law, Pmrysburg, Ohio. "Will promptly attend to all Law Business entrus ted to their care. II ive for sale large quantities of Land, ineliul.T'st well improved tarms, wlneli will be sold on easy tern:, 'C0-ltf GRORC K STRAIN, Attorney At Law, Perrysburg, Ohio, Will uttend to all business entrusted to his rare in the Several Courts of Ohio. Otliee with Johu Bates, 2nd street. : ' '60-ltf Pu t k n n V: i. . , Attorney at Law, ash Notary Public. Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to bis care. Uilice in the Court House with Cook, Trice & Johnson. Nov.2!l, lHGOly. Hii . i o i: . Attorney at Law. Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care in Wood and adjoining counties. uutae in Hair and .loimsm a brick, 1'erry street. August 14th". 18!il 15yl. I) h . J no w i: i. l. s . HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, 1-tf Bowling Green, Ohio. Dll. J . II. SM I T II, PHYSICIAN AND Sl.RGEON, Bow li Nil Giiekn, Wood County, Ohio. All calls will be piumiilly attended to, both day and night. lilMtf I A I It D nous I). ; 1 C. C. BAIRD, PitorRiETon, . 1-lf . . ' Perrysburg Ohio. 1 ' , 1i:HUY.:itinic; rr.AXixr; nni.i., and SASH FACTORY. DANIEL LINDEY, I'hopkiktob. Manufactures to order, and keeps constantly on hand, a gouccal supply oC . . . Jioors, asli, Ulintls and i in'low Miades; Pine, Whitowood and Ash Flooring: Pine nn.l WhitewKl Doors. All kinds of Plasino done to order. Orders promptly filled at Toledo prices, or, iu some cases, below the in. 'liO-tf 7ATCIinS, CLOCKS, n ti?...a J..E ;,-V;,;vE L ;. R :.,.Y, ! Carefully repaired by W . F . P O M E ROY, At PERRYsniRO Bank1 Btii.ulNf!.; ''60-ltf 1110 COLLEGE OF TRADE For Practical COMMERCIAL INSTRUCTION. ( - : CHAUTEREPj MAY, 1861. . No. 170, Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio. For further particulars, address U. GREGORY, President. Gr 5 RAND SPRING O P R SI X G I R O B E R. T S O N is now receiving his first stock of S T R IN; G 00,0 D S , . WniCIl WERE ROfGHT AT PANIC PRICES I STYLES ARE NEW and beautiful, and will be sold at . , ASTONISHINGLY LOW PRICES 1 CALL EARLY. WM. ROBERTSON. Maumce City, 0., May 8, 1861. DKUGS, MEDICIXRS, PAINTS AND OI LS. A. J. Gardner Co., Druggists. Gilcad, Wood Co., Ohio. Hare reoeived large stock direct from New York, consisting in part of Paints of all kinds, Linseed, Tanncrs, Machine and Coal Oils, Fir MTiiKK, Coach, Demab, aud Japan Vahnihu. Paint, Vahnisii, Sasu, Whitewash, Sati-BBi.vo and Lamp Brushes, Dye Sti'ffs, like Joseph's coat, of many colors. Glass of all Sites, Pvtty, Hand -una Emery Paper, Tdbpentine, Alcohol, Castor and Sp eet (his, English Currants, Prunes, Tamarinds, and Raisens, Spice, Pepper, Cinnamon by the lb. or mat. (iinger, Cloves, Ground and Extract of Coffee, Cboeolcte and Coeoa. Starch by the lb. or box. A fine assortment of Perfumery Soaps and Oavoriug extracts. , A largo assortment of Prat Medicines and Chemicals, audl'ilden's celebrated Medicines for Physicians use. Wo are selling a fine article of Coal Oil, free from smt.ke or smell, at 75o per gallon, I.nmpfivm five shillings to two dollars. Wo believe in the principles of PorrLAR Kov rkjckt yaiid Pay as you oo, and shall hold our Stock strictly for Cash or Ready Pat, and will take all knds of Grain and Produce in exchange. Patbvt Medicines op every kind. Gilead, May 8, ll-tf. TTACnMEVT NOTICE. 1Y W U Gorrill v John Freeman. Before James Waugh, J. p. of Webster township, Wood county, Ohio. On toe 2d day of September, 1861, said Justico Issued au order of attachment iu the above action, for the aum of four dollars thirty-four cents ana Bye dollars probable eosta." WebstfgepteniUr Jth, 18?l-J0w3fl 00. ' Perrysburg Journal. THE HAUNTED SHANTY. FROM THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY. As the priiicipul pcrsonnp of this storj is defti, and tht-io is no likelihood tliat any of tlio oilier will ever see the " Atlnnti'e Monthly," I feel free to tell it without res ervation. The mercantile house of which I was un til recently nn nctivo member had manv business connections throughout the 'Vp't eru Slates, and I was therefore in the habit of making an annual journey through them in the interest of tlio firm. In fact. I was glad to escapo from the dirt and hubbub of Cortland Street, and to exchange the smell of goods and boxes, cellars and gutters, for that of praivie grass and even of prairie mud. Although wearing tho immaculate linen atid golden studs of the city Valentine there still remained a good deal of the conn- try Orson in my biood, and 1 endured many hard, repulsive, yea, downright vulgar ex periences for the sake of a run at large .and the healthy exaltation which accompanied it. Eight or nine years ago, (it is, perhaps.as well not to be very precise, as yet. with dates.) I found myself at Peoria, in Illinois, rather luto in the senson. Tlio business I had on hand was mostly transacted ; but it was Bt ill necessary that V should visit Bloomington and Terra Haute before return ing to the East. I had como from Wiscon sin and Northern Illinois, and, as the great isihoatl spider of Chicago had then but a few threads of his present tremendous mesh, I had made the greater part of my journey on horseback. Hv tho time I reached Peo ria the month of November was well ad vanced, and the weather had become very disagreeable. I was strongly tempted to sell my horse and lake the stage to Bloom ington, but the roads were oven worse to a traveller on wheels than to one in the sad dle, and the sunny day which followed my arrival flattered me w'ith the hopo that oth ers as fair might succeed it. Tho distance to Bloomington was fortv miles, and the roads none of the bent ; vet, as my horse "Peek" (an abbreviation of "Peeatoniea") hud had I wo days rest, I did not leave Peoria unfll after the usual dinner at twelve o'clock, trusting that I should reach my destination by eight or nine in the. even ing, at the latest. Broad bands of dull, gray, felt-like clouds crossed the sky, and the wind had a rough edge to it which predicted that there was rain within a dr.y's march. The oaks along the rounded' river-bluffs still held on to their leaves, although the latter were entirely brown and dead, and rattled around me willi im ominous sound as I climbed to the level of the prairie, leav ing the muddy Illinois below. Peck's hoofs sank deeply into the unctuous black soil, which resembled a jetty tallow rather than earth, and his progress was slow and toi' sonie. The sky became more and more ob scured: the sun faded to a ghastly moon, then to a white blotch in the gray vault, arid fi nally retired in disgust, ludoi'd, there was nothing in the landscape worth his contem plation. Bead flats of black, brisllii ig with short corn-stalks, ihils of brown grass, a brown belt of low woods in the distance, that was all Ihe horizon inclosed: no emboss ed bowl, with its rim of sculptured hills, its round of colored pictures, but a flat enrthern pie-dish, over which the sky foil like a pew ter cover. Affcr riding for un hour or two over the desolate level, I descended through rattling oaks to tho bed of a stream, and then ascend ed through rattling oaks to the prairie bey ond. Here, however, I took the wrong road, and found myself, n)ine three miles fiirt' er, at a farm-huur.e, where it terminated. "You kin go out over tho perairah yander," said the fanner, dropping his maul beside a rail he had just split off. " there's a plain trail from Syke's lha I'll bring you onto the road not fur from Sugar ('rick'." With which knowledge I plucked up heart and rode oik What with the the windings and turnings of the various cart-tracks, the family resemblance- in the groves of oak and hickory, aud the heavy, uniform gray of the sky," I presently lost my compaus-rieedlo, that natural instinct of direction, on which 1 had learned to rely. East, west, north, south, all were alike, and the very doubt paral yzed the faculty. The growing darkness of the sky, the watery moaning of Ihe wind, betokened night and storm; but I pressed on, hap-hazard. determined, at least, to reach one of the incipient villages on the Bloom ington road. After an hour more, I found myself on the brink of another winding hollow thread ed by a broad, shnllow stream. On the op posite side, a quarter of a mile above, stood a rongh shanty, at the foot of the rise which led to the prairie. After fording the stream, however, I found that the trail I had follow ed continued forward in tho same direction, leaving this rude settlement on tho left On the opposite side of the hollow, the prairie again stretched before mo, dark and flat, and destitute of any sign of habitation. I could scarcely distinguish tho trail anv Ion ger i in half an hour, I knew, I should be swallowed up in a gulf of impenetrable darkness; and there was evidently no choice left me but to return to tho lonely shanty, and there seek shelter for the night. To be thwarted in ono's plans either ly wind or weather, is always vexatious ; but in this case, the prospect of spending a night in such a dismal corner of tho world was especially disagreeable. I am or at least I consider myself a thorough matter-of-fact, man, and my first thought, I am not ashamed to confess, was of oysters. Visions of a favorite saloon, and many a pleasant Biipper with Dunham and Beeson, (rny part ners,) all at once popped into my miiid, ns I turned back over the brow of tho hollow and urged Peck down its rough slope. "Well," thought I, at last, " this will bo one more story for our next meeting. Who knows what originals I may not find, even in a solitary settler's shanty?" I could dis-JOverJnofrai'.ind the darkness thickened rapidly while 1 picked my way across dry gullies, formed by the drainage of the prairie above, rotten tree-trunks, stumps, and spots of thicket As I approach ed the shanty, a faint gleam through one of its two small windows showed that it was inhabited. In the rear, a space of a quarter of an acre, inclosed by a huge worm-fence was evidently the vegetable-patch, at one corner of which a small tablo, roofed and buttressed with corn-fodder, leaned against the hill. I drew rein in front of the build ing, and was about to hail its inmates, when I observed the figure of a man issue from the stable. Even in tho gloom there was somethimi forlorn and dispiriting in his walk. He approached with a slow, drag ging step, apparently unaware of my pres ence." "Good evening, friend !" I said. He stopped, stood still for half a minute, and finally responded, "Who air you ! " The tone of his voice, querulous and lamenting, rather implied, "Why don't you let me alone V "I am a traveller," I answered, "bound from Peoria to Bloomington, and have lost my way. It is dark, as you know, and like ly to rain, and I don't see how I can get any farther to-night." Another pause. Then lie said, slowly, as if speaking to himself, "There a'n't no other placo nearer 'n four or live mile." "Then I hopo you will let mo stay here." Tho answer, to my surpriso, was a deep sigh. "I am use.! to roughing it," I urged; "and besides. I will pay for any trouble I may give you." "It a'n't tht" said he ; then added, hesi tatingly, "fact is, we're lonesonio people here, lon't often see strangers; y it I s'pose. you can't go no furdor; well, I'll ta!k to my wile." Therewith ho entered the shanty, leaving me a little disconcerted with so uneei tain, not to say suspicious a reception. I heard tho sound of voices one of tho unmistak able in its nnsal shrillness in what seemed to be a harsh debate, and distinguished the words, "I didn't bring it on," followed with "Tell him then, if you like, and let him stay," which seemed to settle the matter. The door presently oponed, ami the man said, "I guess we'll have t' accommodate you. (Jive me vour things, an' then I'll put your horse up' 1 unstrapped my valise, took off the sad dle, and having seen Teck to his fodder-tent, where 1 left him with some ears of corn in an old b.vkct, returned to the shanty. It was a rude specimen of tho article. a sin gle room of somo thirty by fifteen feet.with a largo fire-place of sticks and clay at one end, while a half partition of unplatted planks set on end formed a sort of recess for the bed at the other. A good lire on the hearth, however, made it seem tolerably cheerful, contrasted with the dismal gloom outside. Tho furniture consisted of a table, two or three chairs, a broad bench and a kitchen dresser of boards. Some golden ears of seed corn, a few sides of bacon and ropes of onions hung from the rafters. A woman in a blue calico gown, with a tin coffee pot in one hand und u stick in the other, was raking out red coals from under tho bun.i, g logs. At my salutation she partly turned, looked hard at me, nodded, and muttered some inaudible words. Then, having lovelled the coals properly, sho put down tho cofl'e pot, and, facing about, ex claimed, "Jimmy, git off that cheer!" Though this phrase, short and snappish enough, was not worded as an invitation for me to sit down, I accepted it as such, ana took the chair winch a lean boy of sonu nine or ten vein s old had hurriedly vacated. In such cases, I had learned by experience, it is not. best to he too forward: watt nuiet ly ami allow the unwilling hosts time to get used to -our presence. I inspected the family for a while, in silence. Tho spare. bony form of too woman, her deep-set grav eyes, and the long, thin nose, which seemed to be merely a scabbard lor her sharp-edged voice, gave me her character at tho first glance. As for the man, he was worn by some constant fret or worry, rather than naturally spare. His complexion was sallow, his lace honest, everv line of it, though the expression was dejected, and thcro was a helpless patienco in Ins voice and move ments, which 1 have often seen in women but never before in a man. ''Henpecked in the first degree," was the verdict I gave, without leaving my sent. The silence, shy ness and puny appearance of the boy might lie nccumted for by the loneliness of his life, and the usual "shakes;" but. there was a wild, frightened look about his eye, a nervous lestlessucss about his limbs, which excited my curiosity. I am no believer in those freaks of fancy called "presentiments," but I certainly felt that .there was something unpleasant, perhaps painful, iu the private relations of the family. Meanwhile, tho supper gradually took shape. The coffee was boiled, (fur loo much fur my taste.) bacon fried, potatoes roasted, and certain lumps of dough transformed into farinaceous grape-shot callud "biscuits." DjsIhb of bluo quceusware, knives und forks, cups and saucers of various patterns, and a howl of molasses wero placed upon the table; and finally tho woman said, speak ing to, though not looking at, me, "1 s'pose you Lu'ri't had your supper." I accepted the invitation with a simple "No," and ate enough of the rude fare (for I was really hungry) fo satisfy my hosts that I was not proud. I attempted no con versation, knowing that such people never talk when they rat, until the meal was over, and the man, who gladly took one of my cigars, was seated comfortably before the lire, I then related my story, told my name and business, and by degrees established a mild flow of conversation. The woman, as sho washed the dishes and cleared up things for the night, listened to us, and now mid then made a remark to the coffee pot or fry ing pan, evidently intended for our cars. Some things which she said must havo had a meaning hidden from me, for I could see that tho man winced, and at last he ventur ed to say, "Mary Ann, what 's the use in talkin' about it ?" "Do as you like," she snapped back; "only I a'n't a goin' to be blamed for your doin's. The stranger 'II find out soon enough. "You find this life rather lonelj', I should think," I remarked, with a view of giving tho conversation a different turn. "Lonely!" she repeated, jerking out a fragment of malicious laughter. "It's lone ly enough in the daytime, Goodness knows; but you'll have your Dll o' company afore mornin'." With that, she threw a defiant glance at her husband. "Fact is," said he, shrinking from her eye, 'we'ro 6ort o' troubled with noises at night. P'raps you'll be skecred, but it's no more 'n noise, onpleasant, but never hurts nothin'." "You don't mean to say this shanty is haunted ?" I isked. "Well, yes: some folks call it so. There is noises an' things goin' on, but you can't see nobody." "Oh, if that is all," said I, "you need not be concerned on my account. Nothing is so strange, but tho cause of it can be dis covered." Aga;n tho man heaved a deep sigh. The woman said, in rather a milder tone, "What's tho good o' knowin' what make3 it, when you can't btop it?" As I was neither sleepy nor fatigued, this information was rather welcome than other wise. I had full confidence in my own courage; antl if anything should hnppon, it would make a capital story for my first New York supper. I saw there was but one bod, and a small straw mattress on the floor be side it for tho boy, and therefore declared that I should sleep on the bench, wrupped in my cloak. Neither objected to this, and they presently retired. I determined, how ever, to keep awake as long as possible. I threw a fresh log on the fire, lit another cigar, made a few entries in my note-book, and finally took the "Iron Mask" of Dumas from my valise, and tried to read by the wa vering flashes of the fire. In this maaner another hour passed away. The deep breathing, not to say the enoring, from the recesses indicated that my hosts were sound asleep, and the monotonous whi6tle of the wind around the fchanty be gan ta exercise, a lulling influence on my own senses. Wrapping myself in rny cloak, with my valise for a pillow, I stretched my self out on tho bench, and strove to keep I my mind occupied with conjectures concern ing the sleeping familv. Furthermore. 1 1 recalled nil tho stories of irhosts ami haniit- e I houses which I had ever lteard, construct ed explanations for such as wero still un solved, and, so far from feeling any alarm, desired nothing so much as that tlio super natural poriornuuiccs might commence. My thoughts, however, became gradually less and less coherent, and I was just slitt ing over the vprejn of slumber, when n bunt sound in tho distance caught my ear. I listened intently : certainly there was far olT, indistinct sound, different from the dull, continuous sweep of the wind. I rose on uie bench, tullv awake, vet not excited, for my fust thought was that other travellers might bo lost or belated. By this time the sound was quite distinct, and to my great surprise, appeared to proceed from "a drum i a ujiy beaten. 1 looked at my watch : it was half-past ton. Who could be out on the lonely pi airio with a drum nt that time of night T I here must have been some milita ry festival, some political caucus, some cel ebration of the Sons of Malta, or jubilation of the Society of the Thousand and One, und a few of their scattered members wero enlivening their dark ride homewards. Wh le I was busy with these conjectures, the sound advanced nearer and nearer, aud what was very singular, without the least pause or variation, one steady, regular roll, ringing deep and clear through the night. The shanty stood at a point where the stream, leaving its general south-western course, bent at a sharp angle to tho south east, and faced very heuily in the latter di rection. As the sound of the drum csme bom ihe east, it seemed the more probable that it was caused by somo person on the road which crossed the creek a quarter of u mile below. Yet, on approaching neater, it made directly for the shanty, moving, evi dently, much more rapidl'v than it person could walk. It then flushed upon my mind that tii was tlio noise 1 was to hear, thin the company I was to expect I homier and louder, deep, strong and reverberating, roll ing as if for a battle charge, it came on : it was now but u hundred yards distant, now but fifty, ten, just outside the rough clap board wall, but while I had half risen to open the door.it bassed directly through the wall ano sounded at my very cars inside the shanty ! (TO BE CONTINUED.) An Honest Growl. I am sick of politics. 1 am sick of torch light liz.les. I am sick of "the Trinee." I am sick of men who never talk sense to wo men. 1 am sick of gloomy I'harasees, and wordy, idcaless sermons, and narrow creeds. I am sick of lawless Sabbatarians, and fe male infidels, and free-lovers. 1 am sick of unhealthy, diseased books,, full of mystifica tions and transcendental bosh. 1 am sick of "chaste ribbons" anil "ravishing luce" I am sick, iu an age which produced a Pronto and a Brownling, of the prate of men who assert that "every woman should be a per fect housekeeper," and fail to add, that "ev ery man should be a perfect carpenter." 1 am as sick of women self-styled "literary,'" who think it a proof genius to dispiso every day household duties. 1 am sick of schools for the manufacture of bent spines. I inn sick of parents, the coffins of whose chil dren are already being made, asking teach ers to add "iinolher branch" to the already suicidal pile of lessons. I am sick of over worked, ill-paid female operatives. 1 am sick of seeing tracts distributed where soup und bread should go. I am sick of seeing noodles in high places, and intelligence and refinement sitting in glorious ease by their own firesides. I am hick ot the encourage ment hi Id out to women by the oilier sex to rem. tin pretty idiots, billowed by long mor al eu.says upon the enormity of beiinr such. am sick of flummery and nonsense aud humbug and pretension of every kiln'. 1 am sick of thiseverlaslitig scrambling, ami crowding, and pushing, and jostling, on the edge of the live feet of earth which is all any one of us can have at last, after all our pains. Now, don't lay this growl to indigestion, for 1 never had it; or biliousness, for I feel as if I were just made; or long arrears of unpaid bills, because I pay as I go. No, sir as the Episcopal havo it, "all this I do steadfastly believe." There now I feet FANNY FERN. Russell's Arrest. We have already mentioned that the Lon don Times' correspondent had been arrest ed for shoot guino on Sunday, at Wilming ton, III. The St. Louis Democrat is inform ed that he was arrested "for causing a dis turbance on Sunday during divine service, and shooting other people's ducks." If the last part of tlio accusation be true, it would appear that the gentleman docs not know wild ducks from tame ones. The matter caused a prodigious excitement in Wilming ton, at:d the local paper at once issued an extra. It is possible that, tho unpopularity of Mr. Russell may havo had something to do with the arrest; but, whether or not, he richly deserves tho punishment which tho law provides in tho case. It will teach him a lesson in good breeding that may be use ful to him in the future. He will, hereafter, while sojourning iu this country, outwardly at least, respect the day which in this coun try is regarded as sacred. Fortifications at Cicinnati. Tho Gazette says the work of fortifying the city against the apprehended invasion of the rebels, is progressing ns rapidly us could bo expected. A force of nearly four hundred men was in the trenches last week. The lino of the fortifications on tho Kentuc ky sido will bo from three to four miles in length, extending back of Newport and Cov ington somo distance tho ends touching the river above and below the city. The main intronchmenta will bo on tho hexing ton pike, und it is designed that they shall be of the most formidable character. Other avenue's leading into Kentucky, however, as well as tho hill tops on both sides of the river, from which any approach to tho citv can be commanded, will not be neglected. Tho guns for Price's Hill ar"e now on the ground, and will be put into position imme diately. Heavy ordnauco is being contiual ly conveyed to tho the Kentucky Bido. War Statistics A gentleman in Lansing, Michigan, who has kept as accurate accounts as possible, es timates that of thirty-three battles and more important skirmishes, sinco tho war began, tho Union men havo been victorious in twenty-two, tho robcla in five; whilo in the re maining six, noithor party csn claim a vic tory. The number of prisoners of the rebels takon is three to one. Of the killed is im possible to obtain anything like aocurate knowledgo of the losses of tho rebels. The Union loss is something over one thousand, and the rebel loss is believed to be twice the number. JtiyThe report of the removal of Fremont caused great excitement at St. Louis, and in fact throughout the west. A dispatch from tho war department soon oontradiot6d the report, however when the people eeeraei satisfied. All this shows that the loyal citi zens still have confidence in Fremont It also shows the et-iimsvion in which Blair is held the chief of Fremont' persecutors. Important Military Order. The following order has been issued by the (rovernor of Ohio: IIkao-Quaki-dus, Ohio Militia, A t'.U'TANT (ivXM.M.'s Omen, ) Coi.LMBts, Sept. 'ii, I Ml. There are many nhle men in tho State of Ohio who cannot bear anna a;v:l engage per sonally in tlio present war lor putting down rebellion, but who c.m, if they wiP, g vo a few weeks of undividoJ attention to the calls of the country, and bv their influence and labor systematically exerted, produce results the most important aud desirable iu stimulating our recruiting service. For tho purpose of securing tho aid of such citizens, and rendering it effective, the following plan has been adopted: A District Committee is appointed in each Congressional District, whose duty it is to appoint in each county (or sup-division of the county, if the committee deem it advisa ble) committees u-hone nam fS will he immedi ate reported to this Deportment, which committees shall consist ol live pel sons, un less the District committee think best to change the number. Tho District committee will have a general supervision of tho operations of tho county committees, and direct the pl.iu of their work, and visit, encourago and assist them. Should they find any of the county commit tees neglecting fieir duty, they shall appoint others in their stead, ami see that tho work is done effectually and thoroughly. They will keep this Department constantly ndvis ed of tho condition of the service, the ob structions iu the way of recruiting, und es pecially tho existence and influence of any secret organization of men opposed to the war. Tho county committees will be charged with the supervision of tho recruiting ser vice in their counties, and they will tissist in the work. To this end they will appoint meetings, see that speakers are provided, and earnestly impress upon all citizens the necessity of filling the ranks immediately with recruits, that Ohio may not be com pelled to resort to drafting. They will see that the work is thoroughly done, and above all, that, it is done promptly. The men are wanted now. The' will communicate daily with this oflice, and ask for such advice, ns sistanco or information as thev may need. They will bo expected to communicate con- litl'Milially to tins Department tho.r opinion of the merits of candidates for commis sions. They will hear and determino upon all such questions of fact as may arise, and their conclusion will be final. They will give information iu daily reports to this of lice ol the progress ol the woik, and ot the faithful execution of their dutv bv the re cruiting olioors, and advise us immediately of any who may prove themselves unlit for tho duty. All candidates for commissions must come with Ihe recommendation of the military committees (if any) of their counties. Anil the committees are especially caution ed that in their determination they are to judge carefully tho character of the candi dates. The ellicieticy of an army depends most of nil on its company officers; and it is impossible for this Department to judge among the manv to be appointed; und the committee must see that neither perjudioo, partiality nor indifference shall inflict, upon tho semen improper and worthless olhcers Tho system of recruiting permits, hereto. fore used in this Deimrtcnient, is abolished and the committee will see that those who have volunteered lire if possible saved to the service. The committees will See that there is no unauthorized interference with the recruiting duty. They will endeavor to CMtnbino the pat ti of companies note re crtiited, and if they inn not be combined nor completed then that they be turned over to parties holding commissions or disbanded. The power of committees over the entire subject is intended to be a pl-mary, and should be exercised with discretion, but with inl'o :'ble firmness. There is here after to be no companies received except through the recruiiiug oili c: s appointed by the. t inventor, and all attempts of others to recuil companies will be wo se than than useless. After tin expiration of the time limited for report iu authorities to roc-mil now outstanding, unless companies are in the incaiitimo reported, they must be dis bauded or turned over to the committees, or such parties as may have commissions from this Department. The Govenor will appoint, at his disretion, Second Lieutenants, who will be immediately mustered into seavice, an I duly instructed by a mustering officer, who will be in atten dance nt these head quarters for flie pur poes. The lieutonants thus appointed will bo required to ciibst a cot la n number of men, on failure of which his appointment will bo cancelled. If he fills his company, ho may pe appointed captain if he desires it. lie will bo authorized to have his men sworn, and muster them himself as re cruited, by which they will become subject, to the rules and articles of war. He will be authorized to issue uniforms to his recru its, and provide subsistence at not exceed ing thirty cents a day. Tho ollieers thus appointed will be assigned to recruiting sta tions, ami will po assisted by the local mili tary committees. They will be furnished necessary transportation for themselves aud recruits n'o camp. Their t ine as Second Lieutenants will run from the date of must er, and their recruits from tho dato of enlist ment After companies tiro iu camp, they will bo allowed to express their preference for the other company officers, subject al ways to tho approval of tho Governor. Commandants of Regiments will no longer issuo recruiting permits, but may rocotn moud for appointments. Beciuiting for comipnies not full will be conducted under orders from this office, whero special orders are necessary, and must in all cases bo done by a commissioned ollico;-. Recruiting to fill companies muster ed into tho service and turned over to the United States, must he according to Gen eral Order No. G9 of the War Department. ' Persons desiring to procure commissions must in all cases present with their applica tion tho certificate of tho county military committee that they aro men of good moral character, of such attainments as will fit thorn for tho command of a company in the hold, and that they boliove that they can recruit a company in their county, and that the committee pledge themselves to aid in so doing. Committees will use especial care that limit their certificates to the number that can safely operate in their counties, and that they r.ecuro the best ability that thoir coun ties affords. The ratio of recruits must be one in every forty of the population, to make up a quota of each county. No one should be content to stop short of this. The entire number must be made up from the State. If it can not be done by vouiunteors, it must be dono by draft. Should the District Committees fail to ap point committees in any of the counties of the State, the citizens are requested in pub lic meeting to appoint them and forward their names to this office. by order, t C. P. BUCKINGHAM. Adjutant-General. &jt(X D. C&Sn, cf CicDcincati, has been appointed to the vacancy cA the Superior Beuou. created by the death 6f Judge Spet rer, of that city. B"X.ResnlntSo'R liavo parsed both branch es of the Kentucky legislature reir.estitift fie rebel senntors, Breckinridge and Powell, resign. , h3)uThc two million loan hill has passed the Kentucky legislature, making in nil a bout four million dollars now in ihe hand of the Military Board, ' r-JV.Iohn Schouler, son of Adjutant Gen eral Shout' r of Massachusetts, formerly of this State, has been appointed to the Naval school now at Newport, H. 1. JWuThu Cincinnati Gazette notices ths arrival iu that city, on Wednesday of last wcck.oi the lath regiment, Col. Dickey, and the 'Jlst reciment.Col. Norton. TheT cross ed iintnediutoly into Kentucky. W&..A vigorous effort is beimr made to provide the rebel at my with blankets, by compelling families to part with their own and forward them at oneo to headquarters; muku more themselves or go without. a)'Thc New York Herald confesses that. in tho matter of recruiting, New York Stat is behind Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, end ac cuses Gov. Morgan of being in fault. It savs that Mate should furnish 100,1)00 men. at least. - KfctYA Leesburg, Vn., correspondent of the New Orleans Delta boasts that the rebel commanders are as fully informed of all northern movements as it telegraph wires ran into the othees of the department at lUl'lllllolUl. BflX.Il. N. Hudson, F.sq., of Terre Han to. hid., now the agent for the StuUi in New York, bus been appointed on (Jen. Fremont's Staff. Mr. Hudson's courage is of the pure metal, and no man will mako amoro efficient aid in the presence of danger. BP!uWo havo reports of a fight in Bath county between the Union Home Guards ami the secessionists encamped there. Tho secession camp was broken up, the baggage, tents, &.C., were taken, and thirty of their number killed. The Kontuckinns arc alive. WTuFloyd county, where Breckinridge in aid to be, is near the Virginia line. Ho is closely guarded iu front; the mountains form an impassable barrier in the rear; and alto gether ho is iti a tight place, unless tho re bels under Zollicnfier, succeed in oveiuti iiiag the Slate. fiaVA report of a fight at Henderson, Kentucky, may be expected at any hour. A gunboat lias been sent to that place from Cairo. The rebels have succeded in destroy ing several locks on Green River. Fi" hundred Indiaiiians were fortified at Lock No. 1, at last accounts. BrO.-The New Orleans Delta says the work of fortifying that city above Cuirolton, iit going on well. The Crescent, however, scolds the "Sunday soldiers" and others who shirk from assisting in the preparations for eb'leuse, sud is apprehensive Uncle Sam's soldiers will find tho city easy of capture. 45tVThe suspension of specie payments by the New Orleans banks, by order of tho Governor in order to maintain the credit of the SI 00.ini0.00t treasury notes issued by Ihe rebel government, has made change ter ribly scarce in that city. The city authori ties have issued small notes for five, ten and fifty cents, to supply tho placo of change. HWJuTho proclamation of Col. Hawkins, now commanding our forces on the North Carolina coast, appears in some of the East ern papers. It is a brief, plain spoken, but kindly document, disclaiming all intent of oppression on the part the Government, as suring the people that they will be protect ed, and traitors alone punished. IP3u.lt having been announced in Phila delphia a feu-luvs since that applications for work wouhi be received at the new Government Clothing Department, tho placo was literally beseigod by women and girls. At one time there were utlenst ;'i()ni) females around the building. So gri at was the crowd tha' several persons fainted. IteVThe Stale of Ohio has iu store, with in sixty miles of Cincinnati, over 18 tons of tit'isket and cannon powder, of tho very best quality that enn be manufactured. This is being held for any emergency that may oc cur. The State authorities are making ainplo preparations to secure the safely of the ci ties and towns on the border, iu cuaoofa threatened invasion. Ciy-Sinee the war commenced the rebels havo taken sixty-four prizes valued at nearly three million dollars, and our navy has tak en fifty-two, valued at two millions, which leaves a million in favor of the piratical side. The seizure of southern vessels iw northern ports, under tin confiscation act, is not, however, reckoned, which amounts to at least two million dollars, a considera ble portion of which will accrue to the Gov ernment. B-5y-Henry Bradhurn, one of Col.. Mulli gan's Irish brigade, returned to Chiirago a few days ago with S-,700 in fives on the Lexington bank. Ho had Squandered u large portion of this when was arrested. On counting their funds, which had been bur ied by Col. Mulligan and restored by Price, tho ollieers of tho bunk found themselves a bout $ln.noo short. It is evident from this that llradburn was not the only theif among the soldiers. JSiS-Our Infest European intelligence goes to show that the smoke of Bull Run iscWr iug up there as well as here. But England aud France have signified their respect for our blockade; and havo settled it seems on tho idea that tho quickest way for them to get American cotton is to refrain from all interference, and let our Government reopen tho channels of trade by squelching the re bellion. This latter they regard as a fore gone conclusion, und the result is only a question of time. &aV-On the 1 fith ult., Ship Island, one of the small islands which protect tho steam boat navigation between Mobilo and New Orleans, was evacuated by tho rebels. This is not far from Mississippi City, which ia said to bo occupied by our troops. Tho Now Orleans Bulletin, in mentioning' the abandonment of the important position, ex presses its regret, hut says the step was necessary. Our troops have since hoisted the stars and stripes on the island. BF,.Iohn M. Botts is still living near Richmond, He takes no part in polit'CB.- Stephens, the rebel vice president, has ma ny opponcts, while Jeff. Davis' domestic en emies aro exceedingly bitter, making up la the intensity of their hate what they lack in numbers. It is thought that Gen. liragjr, who was appointed to sucoeed Walker in the secretaryship of war, will have to give wav in turn for Gen. Bishop Polk. Alto gether the rebel officials are in uncomforta ble positions. JayHon. John Sherman announces that he is authorized by Gov. Deunison to raite immediately two regiments of infantry, one squadron of cavalry, and a battery of ar til ery. H is authorised also to recommend oue Lieutenant for caoh company, who win at once receive bis commission. Applica tion with the proper testimonials can now be made. The squadron of cavalry will be commanded by Major McLaughlin. The field officers are not yet designated. The company officers will be elected by the sol diers, subject to the approval of the Gov ernor. Letters can be addressed t H?t. Joho Sherman, Mansfield, O., marked "fj."