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lE f 1 1 mi' St if tif I' tf ! v ) m3 i 4 ninKCi GdUorand Proprietor. JTOI2 HUTCH ItfSOX, Iublisiaer. I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. IIekry Clay. 1 l$l.rOItADAACE. VOLUME 3. DIRECTORY. PBEPAEED EXPRESSLY FOR 'THE ALLEGHAXIAX. LIST OF I'OST OFFICES. Tost Ojfices. Post Masters. Districts. Lena's Creek, Joseph Graham, Yoder. iethel Station Joseph S Mardis, lilacklick. rrolltowa, William M. Jones, Carroll. Thesa Springs, Daul. Litzinger, Chest. I'resson, John J. Troxell, Washint'n. Vbeasburg. John Thompson, Ebensburg. fallen Timber, Isaac Thompson, v hite ti.illitziu, Hemlock, Jolmstown, Loretto, Mineral Point, Munster, Pershing, PLutsville, Roseland, St. Augustine, Si-alp Level, Sonnian, :immerhill, Sauimit, "A'iloiore, J. 31. Christy, Gallitzin. Wm. M'Gough, I. E, Chandler, P- Shields, E. Wissinger, A. Durbin, Francis Clement, Andrew J. Ferral G. W. Bowman, Wm. Ryan, Sr., George Conrad, B. M Colgan, Wm. Murray, Miss M. Gillespie Morris Keil, Washt'n. Johnst'wn. Loretto. Conem'gh. Munster. Conem'gh. Susq'han. White. Clearfield. Richland. Washt'n. -Croyle. Washt'n. S'mmerhill. 3IIXISTERS, &c. Presbyterian Rkv. D. IIarbisox, Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock, aud in the evening at 3 o'clock. Sab t.uh .School at 1 o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet n every Thursday evening at G o'clock. Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. S. T. Show, Preacher in charge. Rev. J. G. Gogley, As jisunt. Preaching every Sabbath, alternately st 10 J o'clock in the morning, or 1 in the t ...aiiig'. Sabbath School at J o'clock, A. M. J'nrcr meeting every Thursday evening, at 7 'j!uck. I'VcA hi dependent Rev Ll. R. Powell, ptor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at I'j o'ciock, and in the evening at 6 o'clock. Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer ate'.inx on the first Monday evening of each math : and on every Tuesday-, Thursday and Friday evening, excepting the first week in each month. CnhinUtic Methodist Rev. Jons Williams, Tastor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at J.v.id C o'clock. Sabbath School at 10 o'clock, A.M. Prayer meeting every Friday evening, s; 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evening t ( o clock. Dls-iplr Rev. W. Lloyd, Pastor. Preach ing every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock. Particular JJapfisls Rev. Dawi Jenkins, P.mor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at 3n'c!ock. Sabbath School at at 1 o'clock, P. M. Catholic Rev. M. J. Mitchell, Pastor. Services evrrv Sabbath morning at 10i o'clock Uui Vespers at 4 o'clock in the evening. EREXSRl'UU 3IA3L.S. MAILS ARRIVE. "if torn, daily, at 12 o'clock, noon. Western, " at 12 o'clock, noon. MAILS CLOSE. f.i.tcrn, daily, at C o clock. A. M. Western. ' t G o'clock! A. M. CTho mails from Butlcr,Indiana,Strongs kc, arrive on Thursday of each week, it S o'clock, P. M. Leave Koensburg on Friday of each week, naA. M. E-UThe mails from Newman's Mills, Car- "jlltown, &c, arrive on Monday, Wednesday i-l Friday of each week, at 3 o'clock, P. M. Leave Ebeusburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays '1 Saturdays, at 7 oYjock, A. M. J-j lost Ofiice opc:i on Sundays from 9 ' li o'clock, A. M. : RAILROAD SC3IE50U1L.E. WILMORE STATION. 't Express Train leaves at S.r.rj A. M. " Fast Line " iU7 P. M. " -Mail Train " 8.02 P. M. :it-Kxpress Trair. " 3.42 A. M- l ast Line " 7.30 P. M- " Mail Train " 9.-J5 A. M. T!ic Fast Line West does not stop COU.VTY OFFICERS. J't'ijts rif the Courts President, Hon. Geo. '"r, Huntingdon; Associates, George W. ty. Ilichard Jones. Jr. Prothonolary Joseph M'Donald. jitter and Recorder Fd .vard F. Lytic. 'rlj. Robert P. Linton. byutu Sheriff. William Linton. l):itricl Attorneu. Philin S. Noon. C:v.. - :..t . i i u,.,i r f ini James Cooper. V'-'rk to Commissioners. Robert A. M'Coy 7'tasurer. John A. Blair. i P'lr If:, ntr 1 i,ri-tnr Dnviil O'lfurrn- -ael M'Ctnire, Jacob Iforner or ;U.ie Treasurer. George C. K. Zahm. wr House Steward. James J. Kaylof . -rr,iniue Appraiser. 11. C. Uevine. ft. Kuey. "''y Surveyor. E. A. Vickroy. -onr In. .o Trll BESRURfi 1IOE2.. OPPlfT.ns. Alices of the Peace. David II. Roberts lson k"n,L o...l L'ir3es David J. Evans. V;5' Council Evan Griffith, John J. Evans, 'am I). Davi3, Thomas B. Moore, Daniel r-'"ans. i reasurer Ueorge U urley. "'ink M,i,t. .irin:, i-t.!,-; MU Directors -William Davis, Reese S. ' orris J. Evans, Thomas J. Davis, f- Jones, David J. Jones. - I'H'Urer o f Silnr.I Rnnrd Evnn Mnro-nn. '"taUe Ueorge W. Brown. , .iccuon .Mesnac J nomas. frort Robert 'Evunn, Win. Williams ""T Richard T. Davis. "K-UiF;iiAxiAN $1.50 in advance EBENSBURG, PA., THUHSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1861. Select Ipoctrii. To The Editor, Greeting-. Here is a charming little Valentine, addressed to an editor by a young lady of elegant taste and riht excellent dis cernment : I saw you one day, oh, Editor dear! In your cozy office chair, With your indolent pen behind your ear (It usually seemed to be there ) You used the scissors, j'Ou used the paste, And the Daily Thunderer grew ; And once in awhile, in desperate haste, You seized the pen, and, in excellent taste, Invented an item new ! A murder and burglary here and there, A steamboat or railroad accident rare, A pleasant fiction of stocks An account of a temperance meeting some where, Or a "great revelation" to make people stare, r rom the knowingest spirit that knocks ! And you put up your feet on the table to rest. xVnd pronounced to-day's Thunderer one of the best An exceedingly graphic sheet; But you looked round the sanctum, and heaved a low sigh, And mournfully wished some dear praiser was nigh But our eyes chanced not to meet! Surely, the plcasantest thing in this life Were to be an agreeable editor's wife, And up in the sanctum to stay And sit among papers up to one's ears, la a dear little chair, wiih some dear little shears, And help him to edit all day ! To turn the machine for the poems sometimes, Or help disentangle refractory rhymes, from lines that poets might send No cooking to do, for we'd live on "pufF paste," And if e'er that sweet nutrimt palled on the taste, Why, we'd go and take tea with a friend! THE BATTLE OF EYLAU BY JOHN S. C. ABBOTT. From the fields Jena and Aucrstadt, Frederick "William, the king of Prussia, fled more than five hundred miles to the banks of the Vistula, in Prussian Poland, where he found refuge in the army of the emperor Alexander. The Russians, amazed by the disaster which had so sud denly overwhelmed their ally, opened their arms to receive the fugitives. Alexander, alarmed, called all his resources into requisition ; and from every part of his vast empire troops were on the march to swell the ranks of his army. Napoleon was a thousand miles from his capital, and the snows of winter already began to whiten those northern hills. If n blow were not immediately struck, the foe miaht accumulate in such masses as to fall upon the French in the spring with overwhelming numbers. In an address to the troops, which electrified all hearts, the army was inspired with enthusiasm to disregard all fatigue and peril, and again advance to meet the foe. Through rain and snow and miry roads, the wheels of the ponderous artillery often sinking axle deep, the eager army followed their chief tain. It required a march of four hundred miles to pa?s from Berlin to Warsaw. Upon the right bank of the Vistula Alex ander had a force of one hundred and twenty thousand men, whom he -was strongly entrenching. It was now the stormy month of December. Through a dreary country of forests, morasses and bleak plains, the French army passed on, day by da', occasionally encountering op position, which they swept before them as the gale sweeps autumnal leaves, until, early in January, the army enteied the black forests which frown along the Vis tula. Here the French troops encamped to prepare for the spring campaign. Their entrenchments extended along the left banks of the river for a distance of one hundred and fifty miles. All the passes of the stream were so occupied as to ren der surprise imjsiblc. Comfortable huts were built from the logs of the forest, arranged in regular and neat streets, and supplied with every comfort. Immense convoys of provisions were incessantly arriving, the soldiers be in" supplied svith several millions of bot tles of wine. The sk-k and wounded especially were nursed with the most ten der care. ' Over each hospital a chief overseer was appointed, always supplied with ready money, and ordered to supply the sick with every needful comfort. A chaplain was also appointed over every hospital to uiiniscer to the spiritual wants of the sick and the dying This chaplain Tas bound to watch over all under his care, and to report to the emperor the slightest irregularity or negligence toward the sick. Winter lrooded drearily over the bleak northern plains, as the month of January passed slowly away. Europe contemplated with wonder the aspect of a French army oi nearly two hundred thousand men, en camped in the forests of the Vistula, and yet provided with every comfort. Alex ander, with hardy troops accustomed to these frigid realms, prepared to attack JNapoIeon by surprise, in his winter quar ters. But Napoleon was rarely caught napping. Keeping himself constantly informed of every movement of the enemy, he met them in their stealthy march, and overwhelmed them in their entirely un locked for assault. The whole French line was urged impetuously forward, and a series of battles ensued, amidst the drifts and storms of winter, such as the annals of war had never before recorded. In every forest, mountain gorge and by the banks of every swollen stream the retreat ing L-ussians planted their batteries. But the French, with impetuosity which nothing could retard, still pressed on, in an incessant storm of battle. The snow. crimsoned with blood, drifted over the dead. Mutilated forms, frozen to the ice, drifted down the stream to unknown bur ials. The scene at night was wonderfully sublime. The country was densely wood ed. No tents were used. The soldiers hastily constructed with logs and boughs protection ironi the wjnd, aud with hu;re camp fires blazing at their feet, slept soundly, lhese fund fares "-learned over wide leagues of frozen hill and valley, il lumining the landscape with an almost supernatural radiance. Napoleon had now driven his assailants two hundred and forty miles north from the banks of the Vistula. At length the Ilussians concentrated their forces, and made a stand for a decisive battle, on the plains of Fylau. It was the 7th of Feb ruary-, 1807 Ihe pursued and the pur suers were within cannon shot of each other. The night was dark with threat ening clouds, and intensely cold, as the llussiaus took their positions on the brow of a gentle swell of land, extending three miles, and overlooking and commanding a bleak, unsheltered plain, from which the French would be compelled to make their sault. u pou the ridge Alexander spread out his lines of defence, and plauted his batteries of five hundred guns. As the soldiers threw themselves upon the icy ground tor their bivouac, the rising storm commenced its dirge, and sifted dowu up on them the winding sheet of snow. Through the drifts and the gloom of this storm Napoleon also led his troops upon the field, and, with characteristic skill, took position for the decisive battle which the morning was to usher in. Two hundred and fifty pieces of heavy artillery were plauted to rain destruction upon the lines of the foe. Fighty thousand Ilus sians occupied the ridge. Sixty thousand rrenchmcn wTc-re spread over the plain below. Throughout the night there was the murmur of voices and the confusion of military movements as horsemen and footmen selected positions for the battle. The sentinels of the two armies exchanged friendly greetings, and could almost touch each other with their muskets. In these sad hours the spirit of humanity tii- umphed over the ferocity of war, and the soldiers of the two armies, feelimr no personal hostility, as they walked their dreary rounds, cheered each other with the interchange of food and wine. The morniug had not yet dawned wdien the cannonade commenced. Seven hun dred pieces of artillery, workedby the most expert gunners, mowed down the opposing hosts upon the hill and the plain. Column after column melted away before the merciless discharges. At the same time a smothering blinding storm of snow swept the field. The smoke of the battle, blending with the storm, enveloped the combatant in the gloom of almost impenetrable night. Beneath this sul phurous canopy, where the flash of the guns could scarcely be perceived, squad rons of horsemen and footmeu were hurled against each other. Thus for eighteen hours the battle raged one hundred and forty, thousand men fi ring .into each others bosoms. In the midst of the conflict the emperor was informed that a church, 'which occupied a position deemed of essential importance, had been taken by the enemy. Spurring his horse into the midst of a column of his troops, he said : "We must have that church back again at every hazzard." vice V cmpcreur the column made a resist less charge, through a storm of bullets, upon the foe. The emperor espied in the ranks an old grenadier, with bloodstained clothes, blackened with gunpowder; and his Jeft arm just torn off by a shell, while drops of blood were fast falling fiom the ghastly wound. "Stay, stay," cried the' emperor, "and go to the ambulance and get your wound dressed." "I will," said the soldier, "so soon as wee shall have taken, the church," and rushing on with his couiradc3 he disap peared amidst the smoke and tumult of the battle. The twilight of the stormy day grad ually gave place to the gloom of night. Ihe storm of battle raged with undimin ished fury. Thirty thousand Ilussians were already stretched upon the frozen ground. Ten thousand Frenchmen, the dying and the dead, were also strewed upon the plain. Ten thousand horses had also been struck by the balls.- Some were struggling in the convulsive agonies of death, while others, in the wildest terror were rushing riderless over the plain. It was now ten o'clock at night, and nearly one-half of the Ilussian army was destroyed, and all the survivors were exhausted and despondent. At that hour a fresh division of the French army impet uously entered the field. This decided the day. But still the Ilussians, though reti ring, maintained a brave and unbroken front. The victors utterly exhausted, sought such repose as could be found, shelterless beneath that wintry sky. Na poleon, according to his invariable custom, traversed the field of battle, to minister, with his own bauds, to the wounded aud the dying. It was midnight, cold and stormy. Perhaps never before did earth present a spectacle of such unmitigated misery. Frightful was the scene which the dawn of the morning revealed. Nearly forty thousand men, awfully mutilated, were stretched upon the crimson snow. A wail of anguish rose from the wounded, which froze every heart with terror. For eight days Napoleon remained at Fylau, until all the sick and wounded were care fully provided for, when he returned to the Vistula. In the spring he again march ed forth to the victory of Friedland, and the peace of Tilsit. Getting Married. During the last summer a little inci dent transpired in one of the eastern towns, which afforded some amusement to the spectators at the time, and lurnished food for considerable gossip thereafter. It occurred in church, in one of those quiet afternoons when all the world seems ready to drop asleep, when the flies buzz lazily on the window-panes, and the dog lies on the door-stone. The afternoon service had ended, and the congregation were arranging them selves for the benediction, when, to the great astonishment of the worshippers, the good parson uescenueu irom the pulpit to the desk below, and said, in a calm, clear voice : "Those wishing to be united in the holy bonds of matrimony will now please come torwaru. A clsep stillness instantly fell over the congregation broken only by the rustling of silk as fcome pretty girl or excited ma tron changed her position to catch a view of the couple who were to be married No one arose, however, nor seemed the least inclined to rise. Whereupon, the worthy clergyman, be lieving his first notice unheard or mis understood, repeated the invitation in a still plainer voice. : "Let those persons wishing to be united in the holy bonds of matrimony now come forward." Still no one stirred. The silence became alarming, and a painful sense of the awk wardness of the position was gradually spreading among those present, when a young gentleman who had occupied a vacant scat in the broad aisle during the service, slowly arose and deliberately walked to the foot of the altar. He was a good looking and well dressed man ; but no one knew him, aud no female accom panied his travels. When he arrived within a respectful distance of the clergy man, he paused with a reverent bow, stepped to one side of the aisle, butneith- ' cr sayed anything nor seemed at all dis concerted at the idea of being married without a bride. The clergyman looked earnestly around fcr the bride, who he supposed, was yet to arrive, and at length remarked to the young gentleman in an under tone : "The lady, sir, is dilatory !" "Very, sir." "Had we not belter defer the ccremo ny?" "I think not. Do you suppose she will be here soon ?" "Me, sir!" said the astonished shepherd "that is a matter belouging to you." A few moments more were sutfered to elapse in this unpleasant state of expect ancy, when the clergyman renewed his interrogatories: ' "Did the lady promise to attend at the present hour?" "What lady?" "Why, the lady you are here waiting for." "I did not hear her say anything about it," was the young gentleman's unsatisfac tory reply. "Then, sir, may I ask why you are here, and for what purpose 3'ou trifle in the sanctuary of the Most Uiiih ?" raid the clerical gentleman, evidently somewhat enraged. "I came sir, because you invited all those wishing to be united in the holy bonds of matrimony to step forward, and I happen to entertain such a wish. I am very sorry to have misunderstood -ou. sir, and now I wish you a very good day. The benediction was uttered with a so lemnity of tone little in accordance wit! the twitching of the facial nerves; and when, after the church was closed, the story got wind among the congregation, more than one girl regretted that her wishes had not been as boldly expressed as those of the young gentleman who had really wished to be "united in the holy Caste at Fort Lafayette. From the New York Evening Post. Treason is frequently regarded as a gen tlemanly crime, and the person guilty of it often pretends to a daintiness to which common felons are foibidden to aspire. Hence the traitors in the present rebel lion claim and receive British S3'mpathy, not because they do not richly deserve the halter, but because they are "gentlemen." The Tories of the Revolution made sim ilar pretensions, llev. Dr. Dutche once wrote a letter to General Washington urging him to abandon the patriot cause on the ground that he was a gentleman, whereas the members of Congress from New England and other revolutionary leaders were not. A gentleman of this city, a native of a southern State haviug occasion to visit Fort Lafayette, was addressed uion this subject. He found there ninety-seven pris oners, divided, like Ilindo society, into four castes, each possessing a social status of its own. "When we first came here," said his informant, "we suffered much inconve nience, and our residence was made disa greeable. We were associated promiscu ously together, not classified, and were confounded with the vulgar characters whom the government Jiad seen fit to incarcerate with us. Gentlemen of refined taste were compelled to associate with tra ders, common sailors, and the like ; to .sit at the same table and eat similar food. It is now improved. There are ninety- seven of us here, aud we have been been diided into groups and companies, more in accordance with our tastes, making it much pleasauter. " L tius we have here a number of sail ors, lney constitute classes. Unc class is made up of pirates outright, who enlist without regard to priuciple or consequen ces. The other is composed of seameu who have been employed on vessels which were attempting to run the blockade. lhey were generally engaged upon the pretext of being employed in the West India trade, and had no idea or knowledge of bein' concerned in acts of this charac ter "Then there is a third class the tra-' ders. These arc purely mercenary. They have been arrested and placed here for such offenses as supplying arms aud muni tions of war to the rebels, and wouhd sel dom omit an opportunity for trade if money was to be made, no matter what was the character of the business. Gen tlemen do not like to associate with such men on terms cf familiarity. "Among the gentlemen present are ex Governor Moorehoad, Mr. Faulkner, Mr. Smith,, Marshal Kane, the Police Com missioners of Baltimore, &c. These arc state prisoners, and should be confined in a separate place. With them are others who belong to a eub-chns respectable men but not moving in higher circles. The members of the Legislature of Mary are of this character." As he was expatiatiug upon this subject Marshall Kaue came along and invited oui informant to come aud see the legis lature of Maryland at dinner. They were seated in an oppartmeut at a plain pine table. The food was bread with jut butter and coffee without milk. Each man had a tin cup, but no other table service The Jack of these elegancies greatly annoys the "irentlemen" at Fort Lafav ette, and they are of the opiuion that they ought to be immurred in nome "respectable" place ot confinement. They would tolerate their condition of durance it their instincts wore better regarded. SHiT During the unlucky hunting tour of the London Times' eorrepondeiit, he was welcomed in the following terms by an old fanner near Ilaeine: "We are glad to see you, Mr. Russell. Hope you will find lots of game. You can have all the gamo you want, but you must uot, make j:aiue of the American Eagle out here." - . NUMBER 4. Stray Floating from tlie C'amr AN ENLISTMENT INCIDENT.' At Newport, 11. I., recently, one of tho companies of a new regiment was mustered in, but several minors were rejected be cause they could not produce the certifi cate of consent of their parents. One young man, the son of a widow, who had enlisted, went to his mother with his certificate for her signature.- She vas un willing for him to go, and withheld her consent; but finally, after much persua sion, agreed upon one condition, namely, that hei bou should thrust his finder at random through the leaves of the closed Bible, and the language of the text upon which it rested should decide her action in the matter. He did as requested, and his finger, where the Bible was opened, was found to rest upon the two followin verses : "To-morrow go ye down against them ; behold they come up by the cliff of Ziz ; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jerusalem. "Te shall not need to fight in this bat tle set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you. Oh Judah and Jerusalem, fear not nor be dismayed : to-morrow co out ao-ainst t hom - for the Lord will be with you." 2d Book of Chronicles, 20th chapter, lGth and 17th verses. Ihe mother read and consented. THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH. Dr. Lyon, brigade sunreon under fJn- eral Lyon at the battle of Wilsnn was witness to the following extraordinary incident: A tall rebel soldier waved a large and costly Secession flag defiantly, when a cannon-ball struck him to the earth, dead. A second soldier insrantlv picked up the prostrate flair'and waved it again a second cannon-ball shattered hi body. A third soldier bore the flag aloft, and a third cannon-ball crashed into hU breast and he fell dead. Yet the fnnrtli time was the flag raised, and the soldier waved it, and turned to climb over the fence to eet under cover. As he sfond astride the fence a moment, balancing to keen the heavy flair unrirht. a fonrfn canuon-ball struck him in the side, cut- ting nun completely in twj, so that one half Of his bodv fell on one side nf h fence and the other half on the other side. while the flair itself lodged on the fenee. and was captured a few minutes after wards by our troops. WAITED UNTIL IIE WAS READY. When the rebels took nossession nf Munson's Hill, even some of the nrmv officers were alarmed, aud went to M'Clel- laa to remonstrate ntramst his Passive con duct in the matter. To which the shrewd young General is said to have replied : , . T 1 1 fTMl i Know iUuusoQ s inn very well; the enemy cannot so strengthen it but that I 4.,i- ... i. t" i ?i i jan um; ii wiitucvcr j. neeu it, in an nour, aud with three regimeuts. Meantime, it is a great advantage to new troops to see ' tne enemy oetore them; it mates them watchful, jrives them occasional rifle nrae- tice, and puts them in spirits. The (Jon federates mav keen the hill till T want it. " The event has proved the correctness of 111 1 t . ucn. m ciewan s assertion. Pennsylvania Heserve. The regi ments of the Pennsylvania reserve forco are now formed into a division, and will be known as "McCall's Division." The division is divided into three brigades, and. each of these made up a.s follows: First or Reynold's Brigade First Cav alry, Fifth, First, Second and Eighth in fantr regiments, commanded by Brigadier General John F. Reynolds. Second or Mead's Brigade Kane's Rifles, Third, Fourth, Seventh and Elev enth infantry regiments, commanded by Brigadier General George G. Mead. Third Brigade Tenth, Sixth, Ninth and Twelfth infantry regiments. Some of the regiments have already re ceived their new suits, and really look quite cap-a-pie in them. The First regi ment a lew da's ago received new amis, eight of the companies the plain rifle musket, and the two flank companies the same with raised sights fo a distance of nine hundred yards. The Fourth regiment (Mead's Brigade) is said to have the Bel gian rifle. In the five rogimants sent out by Connecticut, there are but four wVcn that could not write their names. Those mud sills of Connecticut have to fight South ern gentlemen, like tho Tar llivcr lky taken at Fort Ifatteras, where, in a com pany of sixty-four, but five "fcere ab' to siu their names to tfc? ccli. -s roll. " " cut KSU GovernorCurtin lr.w determine 7 stop all enlistments this State VoZl State regiments and will i.Jsli mation to that efiect. 6 Proc,V ?