Blairsville Press, February 14, 1869

Blairsville Press

February 14, 1869

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The Blairsville Press (Newspaper) - February 14, 1869, Blairsville, Pennsylvania Sit? laiwrttle PUBLISHED EVERY i'RIDAY, Street, INDIANA COl'XTV, I'A. JUMttor mid T'rol'viHor. K M S OO I'cr Annum in Adviuicc. All IdmU of V'ork neatly cxcontcil ou Ilia Suortcsl 1'os.iiblo Xuliou, lit the rates AM> JOli WORK. Nuticcs, and Kxoc'rs" Notices, each, 'i Notices, AdrorlidiaKi per nquarc............ 1 iva'jli subsequout >'o Didiolu'.ions and.Stniyn, per square, tiinon.......................-.......... 2 Quarter Column, on9 JUitlf Column, rCno Colu.r.n, .......................r If.ankii, per quire, 24 nhcots, under i quirus, under 10 unites, .1 over 10 quires, 1 Jlnndpills, S shoot, 30 or i shoot, 30 or i SO or 4 whole sheet, 30 or under.......... (i Oror SO of each of tbs ubove, in proportion. Professional Cardu and paper, me S 00 Local NoiicM, por lino, first 10 Kmch nubnoquont 5 Obituary Notices exceeding 5 lines, per line, 10 00 1 To VOL. II. JJLAIRSVILLE, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY NO. 7. SOCIETIES. 5 355, on ACAQIA in thoir Itau, the First and Third MONDAY of ouch month, at 1 1-4 o'clock, r. M. BY Ordor of the W.-. M.-. BLAIRSVILLE No. 436, I- O. of O. F, inaotsir, thoir Hull, crcry Vn- at 7 o'clock. WM P. STUATTOX, X. G. Jonx I. CIUDON, SCB'T. GOO D'-V I DC. (f.T., UiairiTillo. 1'unnii., meets every TucMiuy, .1 7 o'clock P. M. R. M. BIKKMAX, W. C. T. CHA'S. liRAfi'. V. S. ________._________ WORKS, J.ATKOBK j Wostmoreland Co., Pa. nndersijrncil MmiafacturcM and Dealers in Foreign and Mcstio Marble, keep countantly ou band and make to o.-dcr Furniture Jlonumentti, Tomb and Head Stonos, aho Marblu Corner Posts for Marking Lots, llaring our shop and stock, and hnv- ipj experienced workmen, vre (eel confident that vro suit the tniJo of all, and at prices aj low BS thov can had in tho city or eJkCwhero, H. OUIISLER .t SONS. J. S. WAKEFIELD, IV XOT TLlJiK TO KKAIt HIM JL'KAY. I do not to hour him pray AVlio loans ill twenty-live per cent. For then I think the borrower may lie pressed li> pay for food and rent; Ac'l that JJook wo all alimild heed. Which sayi" the louder snail bo blest, As suro iitf 1 huve eyes to rend, It does not ei'y, Tuko interest I ;lo not like hear him On ijpmiuil knuui about an hour, to ?prml aright tlie day. Win. knows has no Hour; I'd rather liioi go to mill Ami buy tho luckless brother bread. And neo his cbiblrai. eat their fill, And boneatn their humble shed. I do not liicL- 10 bear him prny, Let ldi.iting.4 on the widow be." Who novur seeks her home to fay, If want overtakes you, come to 1 hate the M> loud and long. That's o'tlcrixl far the orphan's well By him who sees him crushed by wrong, And only with the lips doth led. I do not H! o ti hoar her pray, With jeweled ear and silken dress, Wlio-so washerwoman toils all dny And then a-kcd to "work for Such p'mus slmvors I despite: With foldeil hands und aim demure, They lift to honron thoir "angel Then tuuearnings of the poor! I do not liko such soulless prayers Jf arrnng, I hope to ho Xa wing thorn upward They're lout a million inilen from hi-aven. known. Ju ibid, I fulfilled tho prom- umde in our conveisalion ou tho subject. The President, however, in- stead of acci-ptinsr my view ol the action of the Tenure of Ollice bill, contended that ho suspended Mr. tjtantou under the authority (jiven by the Constitution, and the name au- thority did not preclude him from reporting, as an act of ccujrtesy, his reason for the sus- ference on Monday, by which time I supposed you would be prepared to inform me of your finnl decision. You failed, however, to (ill the engagement and on Tuesday notified me, in writing, of tho receipt o.r your official notification of the action of the Senate in the case of M'. Stnn- ton, and at the same time informed me that according to the act regulating the tenure of pension to theSenale j that having appointed certain civil officers your functions as me under the authority given by tho Consti- tary of War ad interim hud ceased from llie tution, and not under any act of Congress, I moment of the receipt of the notice, ion jivi.3 ly PA, U A R L K S S T E A R T MATCHMAKER AND opinad viitli an now sliokuf C OCKi WATOHKS. .IKvyjCLItY. WARE; AC., which made, li.iliituully ovtr every vi-ssel entering a Kusniai port, no smuggling of false noli-s was discovered. So strict M mean: to be the scrutiny at Kxssian custom- houses that the ship cap'.iiu, who is bound to give an inver.toiy of eveiy article on board, may fall inU unheard of trouble if he forgot even so much as his own private canary bird. Several crates of lead pencils arrived PII-J dav from were being examined, when one of iliem fell out of a package, and the officer picked it up, cut it to a point, and used it to sign the order which delivered up the crses to the consignee, lie kept'the one loose pencil for his own use; and :i few duvs afterward, because it needed a Irish point, cu; again, aud found lhat there was no more 'pad. Another chip into the cc-dar brought him to a roll of paper neslcd into a hollow plm-o. This paper wast one of ihe false notes, engraved in London, and thus passed into the dominions of tho Muscovite. Indian Battle in Texas. SAN AKTOXIO, Texas, Jan. Dixpiitches just received here state that a severe Indian battle was fought at Camp Lancaster, on thu 27th of December. Ca-np Lancasler is two hundred and fortvmili-s northwest of this place, on the Rio Pecos, and garrisoned by a company of colored cavalry belonging to the command of General Hatch. The Indians, about one thousand strong, attacked the camp at 4 o'clock p.m., while the company were watering '.heir horses. In the dash three men were killed, a number wounded, and thirty bones captured; butlho colored soldiers retreated in good order to the post, where, getting their Spencer car- oiiios, they furiously assaulted the savages, driving them into the old post works near tho camp, where the lusted until late in the night, when the ludians gave way iu confu- sion. On the night of the 28th the Indians re- newed the attack, but were repulsed witli great slaughter, leaving the ground strewed with bows, arrows, blankets. coatH, pis- tola and kiiiven.but carrying off all iheir dead and wounded. During ihe battle a number of white men. were among the Indians, wearing Con- federate grey uniforms and apparently di- recting tlieir movements. This is the firsl pitched engagement tho colored troops have had with the Indians, uud it ij not likely the savages will bother them Varnishes, jJARBON OIL, LAMPS AND SHADES. large niijortinont of tiMigious, Scientific, Mibcellfi- ncous and 3 B IIC fJ 0 X 3 D 3 Portfolios. Photograph Alhiinm. M'-IIIO- nihiux. Diiirifn. Ai-oount .tr. Fifty nf I'.lbk.i, TrUft- hnd Hymn Itonkft. PRICKS KFASUNABLK. omupor.K'Ifil. iin i fit 1C 1 O.iu not 0.0'JOf, ipp iccnmcHi rigni u. ivernor Svkan'u, J.o rptnove the old cotnmis ners ami to appoint their successors. The obey any order from the War Department, assumed to be issued by the direction of the President, unless such order is known by the General commanding the armies of the Uni- ted States to have been authorised by the Executive. ASDUKW JOIIKSON. 'janrary 29, 1867. i'HOM GKNEIUI, CHANT, T'llEADQUAKTKHS Ai'.MY U.S., Jan. 2'J, Excellency, Andrew Johnson, Ptesident of the United Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the re- turn of mv note of the 20th inst., with your endorsement thereon that 1 am not to oboy any order from the War Department assumed 10 be issued by direction of the President unless huch order is known by me to have been authorized by the Executive; and in reply thcreuuto losay that I am informed by the Secretary of War that he has not re- ceived from the Executive any order or in- structions limiting or impairing his authority to issue order to the army, as has heretofore been his practice under the, law and the cus- tom of the Department. While this author- ity to the War Department is not counter- manded, it will be satisfactory evidence to me that any orders issued from the War De- partment by direction of tho President are authorized by the Executive. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. GRANT, General. VROJI TUB ted was a gcnhra! principle, and, if I should change my mind' in particuUr case, I would inform him of the (act. Subsequently, on the Tenure of O'Vice bill closely, I found iliht I could without violating tha law, rcfiiKo to vucutp this ollice of Secre- tary of War the'' rjjqiijsiit Mr. Stanton was reinstated by the even though the thatyoudtd not suppose the Senate would act so on Monday you had beenengagcd iu conference with General Sherman, and were occupied with many little matters, ask- ing me if General Sherman had not called on' that day, The President then says that instead of having stated our conversation of January M as given in your letter, yi.u admitted lhat my recital of them was entirely accurate." Sincerely anxious, however, to be correct in mj statements, I have to-day read this narrative of what occurred on the 14th insl., to the members of the Cabinet who were then present. They, without exception, agree in its accuracy. It id ou'y necessary lo ndd that on Wednesday morning, the 15th, you rallied on me, in company with Lieutenant General Sherman, and, alter some prelimi- nary conversation, you remarked that an ar- ticle in the National Intelligencer of lhat date did you much injustice. I replied that I had not read the Intelligencer of thut morning. You first told me that it was your inten- tion to urge Mr. Stanton to resign his of- fice. After you had withdrawn, I carefully read the article of which yon had spoken, and found lhat its statement of the mis- understanding between us was sub- stantially correct. On tho 17th I caused il lo be read to four of ihe five mem bers of the Cabinet, who were pressut at our conference on the Mth, and they concurred in the general accuracy ot its statements re- specting our conversation upon lhat occasion. In reply to vour cimuiumuaiion, I have deemed it proper, in order to prevent fur- ther misunderstanding, to make this simple recital of farts. Very respectfully yours, AXDIIKW JoitJfsoy. Gen. U. S. Grant, commanding U. S. army. KUOM GKSKKAI, GKANT. Under date of February 3, General Grant my superior and your subordinate, without countermanded Isis authority. With the assurance, Mr. that nothing but a vindication of my personal honor and character could have induced this con'RSpondence on my part, I have llie honor to bo, very resppctlully, your obedient servant, U. S. GRIST, General. Smuggling Devices. In the days when high-hneled French boots were in tho pride of fashion, there was a shoemaker in London who made a fortune by the sale of I ho bnst Paris boots, at a price which all his fellow tradesmen declared inous. lit? undersold the Irade, and ob- tained troops of customers. These boots must be stolen, said his rivals but there was no evidence that tboy were certainly they were not smuggled bools, for any one could satisfy himself lhat the full duty was paid ou them at the custom-house. Tho shoemaker retired from business with a fortune. After- ward his secret was accidentally discovered although he had paid duty for the boots, he i had not naid duty for everything that was in them. There was a heavy duly payable on foreign watches, and every boot consigned to him from Paris had contained in its high hoel a cavity exactly large enough to hold a walch. The great profits obtained by the trada in smuggling watches made it possible for this tradesman, when he had filled up their heels, to sell his boots under prime cost. This is worth while, again, because of course by the-exteimion of his boot trade he, increased his power of importing watches duty free. Some years later an elderly lady and a lap dog traveled a good deal between Dover and. Oslend. It came to be generally considered at the custom-house tha t her travels were for the sole purpose of smuggling Brussels soon again. The negroes fought with a say- age desperation that astonished the red men, who, no doubt, thought they could easily cap- ture the po.-U and i'.s small Ea-rison. The garrison (Company B, 9th United States about seventy m -n, were en- listed in Kentucky by General Brisbin, and nearly nil of '.hem bad seen service in the army during the war. Another Indian balt'.e with the negroes is reported to have taken j luce at Kugle Springs, lasting six hours, Collisions at Sea. Landsmen are frequently eurprise.l at hearing of collisions ut sea, thinking it strange that.with apparently unlimited room, vessels do not always turn out for each other iu time to avoid ,iuch accidents. Such per- sons are-not probably aware that the and bywava of the ocean are as well defined, i _ t. _ I.. ,J and often as narrow, ns that a vessel is cumstanees, to very decided say in ihe matter. The various causes which directly lead to collisions, as well as their frequent y, are given in a re- cei.t Kiifli.-'h official r. port, from which it ap- pears that no less limn 2.7GC such accidents happened, during the last tight years, on llbc- coasts of Great LJrilain clone, and lhat those of the land bound under ordinary cir- in bur course, and li- of thorn oceunud in broad daylight. Tho lll.tir.v'1't J.LH I) l v President should order rp'p to retain it, which lie never did. Taking this view of the subject, and learn- ing on Saturday, iust., that iheScn- I frfe bad taken up Ihe subject of Mr SUn'.on's KtittppiiMun, after some converttior. with I.iruteuant General Shorman and some n'om- bi-rs of my Ktafy, in which 1 stilted that the law If ft me no discretion as lo my action, should Mr. Slanton bn reinstated, and that I j intended to so inform the President. I went to the President for the sole purpose of milk- I inj '.his decision known, aud did i-o make :t 1 In rppjy General Grant, the President says there a distinct understanding that Grant was vpjurn to him the ollice prior lo the decision of the Senate, that he might appoint a successor. He continues It must have ppparenl to that, had not this'underdtanding been reached, il was my purpose to relieve you fro.n the fur- ther discharge of diitjfis nf Secretary of War ad interim, and lo appoint some other person in that capacity repeals that bo has been grossly misrepre sented, ar.d asserts that his letter is correct, the President's reply to the contrary notwith- standing I express my surprise that the Cabinet oQicers referred to bhouMQ so greatly misap- prehend the facts in the matter of admis- sions alleged to have bepii made by me at the Cabinet meeting of the 14lb ult., as to Buffer their names to be made the basis of the charges in the newspaper articles referred lo, or agree to the accuracy, as you allirm u i j After a protracied interview. wlliph j they do, of your account of what occurred at ..c .i., T.......... i iliut You know that we carted DII "ice bill i that meeting. You know that we parted DII as had i Saturday tho llth ult., without any promise on my part llie provisions of the Tenure pf were, fully discussed, yon ssxutthut, been agreed upon in our first conference, you would either return the olTioe 10 my posses: niou in time lo enanle me lo appoint a suc- cessor before final action by the Senate upon Mr. Stanlon's suspension, or would remain U3 ils Keiul awaiting a decision of the ques- lion by judicial proceedings. It win then un- again at any hxed lime on the subject, dersioo'-l that there would be a further con- nt the promises al either expressed or implied, to tho effect '.hat I would hold on to the ollice of Secretary of Wur ad interim, spaiust the action of the Senate, or, declining lo do so myself, would surrender U to you before such action was had, or thai I would see you Tue performance of the alleged lace, then subject to exceedingly high duly but neither the examiners of her luggage, nor the female searchers at the custom house who took charge of her, could by the nar- rowest scrutiny find matter for a single ac- cusation. At last, when she was about to re- sign the smuggling business, this lady ac- cepted a bribe from an officer to make him master ef her secret. Calling to her side her lap dog, who was to all strangers a very snappish litt'e cur, she asked the ofUccr to fetch a knilb and rip tho little creature open Like a few of the dogs (which have some- times even proved to be ints) sold in the streets of London, it gloried outwardly in o false skin and between the falso akin am the true skin was space enough lo provide r thin dog with the ordinary fatness to a lady's pet, by means of a warm padding the fin. est lace. In the roign ol Louis the Kiijht may be noted by the dogs were taught to carry valuable watche and small articles under false skins aeros the frontier. They were taught to know am avoid the uniform of a custom-house olliccr number has shown a regular increase front year to year during this period, and it is im- portant'to notice the various causes that led to the loss or damage of these ysssels. annual number of collisions m eight year" was 31G. Of these, an annual average of 73 occurred through a bad look- out; through neglecting to show a proper liMit, through m gleet or ignorance ot steering rules, 08; through error of pilot, 3; want ot seamanship, 1G; gineial want ot caution, 24. It will be seen '.hat no less than 20J out of the 3-10 happened Irom causes which, with proper "-'are, might been avoided. The average number of from actual want ol senroom was only 8; from thick and foggy weather, 18 error iu judgment, 24; and from parting dragging anchors, breaking sheer and foul- :-ig, 40. A very singular fa< t is that of tho 145 coi- sions which happened in I8GI5, between G m., and G p. m., G3 oucurred when the veather was fine and clear, and only 30 when was foggy. Of 277 collisions between m., ami G a. in., 102 oceured in clear, aud nly 57 in thick or foggy (wcuther. Of thu oldl number of collisions in 18G6, 11 oc- ured between two sljam vessels, both under way; IGi) between two sailing vessels both under way and one at anchor; 69 between u learn vessel and a sailing vessel, both under way 11 between a Meam vessel and n sail- ng wl.en a steam vessel was r.ider way and a sailing vesnel at ai.chor, and 4 when a sailing vessel was under way ind a steam vessel ut anchor and 78 hap- pened through vessels breaking from anchors )r moorinu's. Fiual.y, of the whole number of collisions fro-n 185i) to 1867, H73 occurred in January. 311 in February, 221 in March, 14G in April, 10G in May, 90 in June, 111 in July, 171 in August, 204 in September, 295 in October, 3G3 in Novem- ber, and 345 in December. TIIK property of llie Reno Oil and Land Company came into possession ot Culver, Pen n 'Co., on Thursday. It is the in'.en tiou of these gentlemen to commence devel- oping the property M once for the benefit of their creditors. THE Republicans of Chicaco favor a wig- wam to be. erected far ihe National Conven- tion next May.' Liberal contributionscan be had to secure the wigwam, and il will bring the whole North wet t to Chicago during U.o Convention. BAKKK, the Englishman, who killed a little girl last summer, and cul hei up in small pieces, was hanged the day before He confessed ihe and v.ii-1 wa-i by liquor wlen ho perpetrated it. ;