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MEYERS A MENGEL,
Attorneys at £nu\
I < ;>EPH \V. TATE, ATT()RN E Y
AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., will promptly
attend to collections of bounty, back pay. Ac.,
at.d ail business entrusted to his care in Bedford
and adjoining counties.
Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military
and other claims.
II is for sate Town lots in Tatesville, where a
St Church is erected, and where a large School
uu-c will soon be built. Farms and land, from
one Bcre to 500 acres to suit purchasers.
Timber leave for sawing lumber, tressling, ties,
bark. straps, hooppbles. building material, rails
office nearly opposite the -'Mengel Hotel'" and
Bank of Reed A So hell.
April 6, 1866—1y
J. BCD. SHARPE. E P. KERR.
OIIARPE i KERR, ATTORNEYS
AT LAW BEDFORD. PA., will practice in
the courts of Bedford and adjoiningcounties Of
fice on Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of
Reed A Schell. [March 2. 68.
J. R DCRBORROW. | JOHN LL'TZ.
DURBORROW & LUTZ,
ATTORNEY? AT LAW. BEDFORD. PA.,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
their care. Collections made on the shortest no
They are, also, regularly licensed Claim Agents
and will give special attention to the prosecution
of claims against the Government for Pensions,
Back Pay, Bounty. Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
•Mengel House,'' and nearly opposite the Inquirer
roIIN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT
t) LAW, BEDFORD. PA. Respectfully tenders
his services to the public.
Office second door North of the Mengel House.
Bedford, Aug. 1. 1861.
jfOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT
fj LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend
to all business entrusted to his care.
Particular attention paid to the collection of
Military claims. Office on Juliana Street, nearly
opposite the .Mengel H use.
Bedford, Aug. I. 1861.
TA&PY M. ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT
Jj LAW, BEDFORD. PA. Will faithfully and
promptly attend to all business entrusted to his
care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military
claims, hack pay. bounty, Ac., speedily collected.
Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street,
two door? South of the Mengel House.
Jan 22, 1594, • -
F. M.K!X*ZLL. I J. W LIXGENFELTER.
KIMMELL & LINGENFELTER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law Office on Juliana street, two doors South
of the -Jlengei House."
/ < H. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT
Ijr. LAW. BEDFORD. PA Will promptly at
tend to collections and all business entrusted to
bis e ire in Bedford and adjoining counties.
OfSce on Juliana Street, three doers south of the
Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs.
May 13, 1864.
I Of IN H. FILLER. Attorm-i/nt l.atr,
ft Bedford, Pa. Office near t opposite the Post
TJ 11. PENNSYL, M. D., BisOODY
J Rr.v, PH., (1 tte
der- his professional services to the people of that
place and vicinity. Peie. tHyv
\\" \V. JAMLSON, !>., BIJOODY
t ? # HI v. Pa., tenders his professional servi
ce!- to the people of that place and vicinity. Office
one door west of Richard Lnngdon s store.
H v 24, '6s—ly
TXR. J. L. BIABBOUBG, Having
X 7 permanently located, respectfully tenders
his professional services to the citizens ot Bedford
Office on Juliana street, east side, nearly opposite
the Banking House of Reed A Sehell.
Bedford, February 12. 1814.
c i.aent, i J. G. MINNICH, JR.,
I \ E N TISTS,
1 f BEDFORD, PA.
Office in the! Bank Building, Juliana St.
All operations pertaining to Surgical or Me
chanical Dentistry carefully performed, and war
Bedford. January 6,1815.
JRCOB itKKD, I J- ■> MM.
I ) E E D A N D SC II E LL ,
J I Bmktr* and
I) EA L E IIS IN EN CII ANG E,
BEDFORD. PA ,
DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and
money promptly remitted.
6. W. RUPP O E. SHANNON F• BENEDICT
I) UPP, SHANNON & CO., BANK-
L V KRS, BEDPORD, PA.
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
COLLECTIONS made for the East, West, North
and South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances promptly made. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. Oct. 20, i6o.
PITT STREF.T. TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD. PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY, SPECTACLES, AC.
He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re
fined UU-ses. also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
Watch Chains. Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best
quality of Gold Pen-. He will supply to order
any thing in his line not on hand.
Oct. 20, 1865-
, ANDERSON'S ROW, BEDFORD, PA..
Waaler in Bouts, Shoes, (Juecnsware. and Varie
ties I tronr Country Merchants re
Oct 20, 1865,
nAVID DEFIBAUGH, Gunsmith,
Bedford. Pa. Shop same as formerly occu
pied by John Border, deceased Having resumed
"Ork. be is now prepared to fill all orders for new
Runs at the shortest dotiee. Repairing done to or
4"r The patronage of the public is respectfully
"elicited. Oct. 20, '65.
\( KBEHT REREAGRINDSTONES
' " ' assorted sizes, also patent fixtures for snma
v 10. at HARTLEY'S OLD STAND
THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is the
X. best Advertising Med I 'urn in Southern Penn
She tteWori) #njdtc.
BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
#ral Estate ftalej. |
YTALUABLE LAN D FOR SALE.
T —The undersigned offers for sale the follow
in? valuable bodies of land :
THREE CHOICE TRACTS OF LAND.
containing 160 seres each, situated on the Illinois
Central Railroad, in Champaign county. State of
Illinois. 8 miles from the city of Urbana. and one
mile from Rentual Station on said Railroad. Two
of the tracts adjoin, and one of them has a never
failing pond of wnteruponit The city of Urbana
contains about 4.000 inhabitants. Champaign is
the greatest wheat growing county in Illinois.
Ai.so— One-fourth of a tract of land, situated
in Broad To# township. Bedford county, contain
ing about 45 acres, with all the coal veins of Broad
Top running through it.
ALSO— Three hots in the town of Coalmont.
Jan 36, '66-tf F. C. REAMER.
TTALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT
f PRIVATE SALE.—One lot of ground in the
centre of Bloody Run. fronting on Main street
about sixty-five feet, one of the very best business
locations in Bloody Hun. Also, ten acres of wood
land, adjacent to Bloody Run, lying on the Bed
ford Rail Road, containing first rate iron ore and
having thereon a never-failing spring of water.
For particulars inquire at trie store of Mrs. 8. E.
Mann, Bloody Run, or of Dr.Hickok, Bedford, Pa.
Dec 15. '65. _
VrALOABi.B eyuM AND TAX
V NERY FOR SALE —The undersigned offer
for sale, their valuable limestone farm situated in
Bedford township. Bedford county, adjoining lands
of Philip Zimmers Charles Smith and others,
containing 250 acres. 200 acres of whieh are clear
ed and in a rich state of cultivation, balanee well
timbered. This property lies about 4 miles North
of Bedford, on Dunmng's Creek, near the Bedford
and Hollidaysburg Turnpike. There are upon the
L A R G E BRICK DWELLIS G-1I 0 U S E.
A large Rank Barn and ether important buildings.
There is also a fine orchard of apple, peach and
other fruit trees upon the premises. The farm is
divided into fields of 14 acres each, enclosed with
post and rail fence. About 50 acres are in mead
ow. There is an excellent spring of never failing
waterclose to the Dweliing-House. Also, upon the
Southwest corner of the farm, there is located,
A LAR (I E T A N NE It V.
Containing 100 vats, with all the necessary build
ings, the whole yard being under roof. The tan
nery is now and has been for years, in successful
operation. Twenty-five acres of the farm will be
sold with the tannery, if the latter be sold separ
ately. Upon these twenty-five acres there are six
For further particulars address
T. 11. A N. J. LYONS.
March 17,1865. BEDFORD PA.
JJEW HOODS for SPRING SALES.
E5 RE A LANDELL.
Fourth and Arch Streets, PHILADELPHIA.
are opening for
Fashionable New Silks,
Novelties in Dress Goods.
Nw Styles Spring Shawls,
New Traveling Dress Goods.
Fine Stock of New Goods,
Splendid Black Silks, Ac.
E. A L . have their usual assortment of Staple
Goods. Also. Cloths, Cassimeres, Vestings. Ae.
P. S.—Our prices are now arranged to meet the
views of Buyers 1 [Mur,23,'66.-61.
520 Arch Street,
Fine Gold JEWELRY.
Solid SILVER WARE,
and superior Silver Plated Ware, at Reaueed
Price? |Mar 23. tifi -.'! m
It)/./. PHILADELPHIA im.
InlM ), \v AL L PAP ER S .
HOWELL A BOURKE. Manufacturers of Paper
Hangings, and Window Shades, comer Fourth &
Market Streets Philadelphia Always in store, a
arge stock ot Linen and Oil Shades.
March 2. 1866-3 m
VLLEGHANY MALE AND FE
RAINSBI RG, BEDPOHD Corstv, PA.
J. VV Hi GHES, I p r i nn , m / s an rf Proprietors.
J. A. STEWART. ) ' '
The Spring Quarter of this Institution will open
TUESDAY. APRIL 10th. 1866
This Institution is very pleasantly situated in
Friend's Cove. 8 miles from Bedford, the terminus
of the Huntingdon and Bedford Rail Road, and 21
miles from Cumberland, a station on the North
Central Rail Road Rainsburg is a small, quiet,
and exceedingly healthy town, in the midst of
beautiful scenery, and sufficiently removed from
the influence of large towns and cities to render it
a most desirable 1 -cation for a Literary Institution.
Its inhabitants are moral and religious, and there
are few temptations to vice, idleness or dissipation ;
situated in a rich agricultural section, this Institu
tion for Young Ladies and Gentlemen, is decidedly
the cheapest in the country. It isorganized on the
most approved plan of the best Institutions of the
land ; its main object is, to impart sound learning.
All branches, Scientifical, Classical and Ornamen
tal. taught. The mental and moral culture are
carefully attended to. ami (without sectarian pre
judices) a due resfieet for religion is inculcated both
by precept and example. -In things necessary,
unity; in things doubtful, liberty; and in all
thirc's. charity." For circular and information,
Address HUGHES & STEWART.
Kaiitebttrg, Bedford Co., Pa.
March 2, '66
ISSOLUTION OF PARTNER
/ SHIP. —The partnership heretofore existing
between the undersigned under the name of J B.
Williams k Brother,"is this day dissolved by mu
tual eonscnt. All persons owing accounts or notes
to said firm will please call and settle immediately,
as in ash. rt time they will be placed in other hands
for collection J. B. WILLIAMS,
S. D. WILLIAMS
Bloody Run. March 15. '66.
The undersigned having taken the stand hereto
fore occupied by J. B. Williams A Brother, wishes
to say to his friends that he feels grateful fur past
favors and begs a continuance of the same. But
will give notice that he cannot sell goods on long
credits, and persons buying must not leave their
accounts stand over six months.
J. B. WILLIAMS.
Bloody Bun. March 15, '66
Licensed Scrivener and Conveyancer,
CENTREVILLE, BEDFORD COCNTV, FA.,
will attend to the writing of Deeds, Mortgages,
Leases, Articles of Agreement, and all business
usually transacted by a Scrivener and Conveyan
cer. The patronage of the public is respectfully
April 6, "fifi-tf
OY ES! O Y ES!!
8. J. McCAUSLIN, Auctioneer.
The undersigned having taken out license as an
Auctioneer tenders his services lo his old friends.
Persons desiring an auctioneer will find it to their
advantage to patronize him.
March 'J-.'im S. J. McCAUSLIN.
A UCTIONEEBING. —The imder
£JL signed, thankful for past favors, offers!iisser
vices to the people of Cumberland Valley and Lon
donderry townships, to cry sales of real estate,
personal property. Ac. He will guarantee satis
faction to all who employ him.
Nov 24, =6s—6m# JOHN DICKEN.
OY ES! O YES!
WILLIAM DIBERT, AUCTIONEER.
The subscriber having taken out license as an
auctioneer tenders his services to all his old friends.
Persons desiring an auctioneer will find it advan
tageous to give him their patronage.
Post Office address, BEDFORD, Pa.
Jan 19, 66-3 m WM DIBERT
rpERMS for every description of Job
p PRINTING CASH I'for the reason that for
every article ice use, we must pay cash; and the
cash system will enable us to do our work as low
as it can be done in the cities.
Y7IABMEBS will And the best of ina-
I chines, at Factory Price*, by ordering from
Hartley. Also, the best Shovels, Forks, Traces,
• Chains" Axes. Whips. Ac. Harness and Rubric
Oils. Wheel Grease, Ac., at HARTLEY'S. [NovlQ
IjiVEKY VARIETY AND STYLE
J OF JOB PRINTING neatly executed at low
rates at THE BEDFORD GAZETTE office. Call and
leave your orders. _
MERCHANTS AND MECHANICS,
and Business men generally will advance
their own interests by advertising in the eoluane
Of TH* GAZETTE,
flir itlcdfovd feitte.
(From the Constitutional Union.]
SAMKO'S M M SOSC.
TUNE— u Mary Blane."
Dc "white-trash" Sumner blows about
Is good for do nigger, sure ;
It makes him 'smell and shine" right out—
What de white trash can't endure.
He 'sprc-sses what we Debber knowed,
"Dis country's made for us,
"We's got de inside track oh de road,"
And ••de/fl.vtis made de fust.' 1
Good bye; good bye.
You "poor white herrin's" now—
De nigger'll soon be President,
W'id a crown upon his brow.
Dis darkey won't split w->od, or -mat" —
And he won't do any t'imr.
But loaf, and 'lectio Deer, and vote.
GORILLA NOW IS KING—
W'id white and "coal black" roses roun,'
De lubliest in do laud.
He'll buy his Dinah a satin gown
Oh de best de has on hand.
CHORUS. —Good bye, Ac.
De wheel is turnin' 'round and 'round.
Our opoke is noma ou top:
De w hite folks in de kitchen found,
We dance, and dress, and shop;
We'll use de cat's paw while we may.
For now de word is "MUM" —
But Sumner, Wilson, Stevens—hey !
You is bound for "kingdom come!"
Good bye ; good bye,
You "poor white herrin's" now,
De nigger's uwine to be President.
W'id a crown upon his brow !
OVER THE A 1.1. EG IE ICMKS.
In the fall of 1846 I was traveling
Eastward in a stage-coach from Pitts
burg over the mountains. My fellow
passengers were two gentlemen and a
lady. The elder gentleman's appear
ance interested me exceedingly. In
years he was about sixty, in air and
manner lie was calm, dignified and
polished; and the contour of his fea
tures was singularly intellectual.—lie
conversed freely on general topics un
til the road became more abrupt and
precipitous, hut on my directing his at
tention to the great altitude of a preci
pice, on the verge of which our coach
wheels were leisurely rolling, there
came a marked changeover his counte
nance. His eyes so lately filled with
the light of mild intelligence, became
wild, restlesss and anxious; the mouth
twitched spasmodically, and the fore
head beaded with a cold perspiration.
With a sharp, convulsive shuokler, he
turned his gaze from the giddy height,
and clutching my arm tightly with
both hands heclung to me like a drown
"Use this cologne," said the lady,
handing me a bottle with the instinct
ive goodne. s of her sex.
T sprinkled a little on his face, and he
soon became somewhat more compo
sed ; but it was not until we had tra
versed the mountain and descended to
the country beneath, that the fine fea
tures relaxed from their perturbed look,
and assumed the placid, quiet dignity I
had first noticed.
"I owe an apology to the lady," said
lie with a bland smile and gentle incli
nation of the head to our fair compan
ion, "and some explanation to my fel
low travelers also, and perhaps I can
not better acquit myself of the double
debt than by recounting the cause of
my recent agitation."
"it may pain your feelings," delicate
ly urged the lady.
"On the contrary, it will relieve
them," was the respectful reply.
Having signified our several desires
to hear more, the traveler then proceed
"At the age of 18, 1 was light of foot
and I fear, (here he smiled), light of
head.—A tine property on the right
bank of the Ohio, acknowledged me
sole owner. I was hastening home to
enjoy it, and delighted to get free from
a college life. The month was Octo
ber, the air was bracing and the mode
of conveyance a stage coach like this,
only more cumbrous. The other pas
sengers were few—but three in all —an
old, grey headed planter of Louisiana,
his son, and hi< daughter, a joyous, be
witching creature, about fifteen years
of age. They werejust returning from
France, of which the young lady dis
coursed in terms so eloquent as to ab
sorb my entire attention.
The father was taciturn, but the
daughter vivacious by nature, and we
soon became so mutually pleased with
each other, she as a talker, 1 as a listen
er, that it was not until a sudden flash
of lightning, and a heavy dash of rain
aginst the coach window elicited an ex
clamation from my charmingcompan
ion, that I noticed how the night pas
sed on. Presently there was a low
rumbling sound,and then several peals
of thunder, accompanied by successive
flashes of lightning. The rain descen
ded in torrents and an angry wind be
gan to howl and moan through the for
I looked from the window of our ve
hicle.—The night wasasdark as ebony,
but the lightning revealed the darkness
of our road. We were on the edge of
a frightful precipice. I could see it at
intervals, huge jutting rocks far down
on the sides, and the sight made meso
licitous for the fate of my fair compan
ion.—l thought of the mere hair
breadths that were between us and e
ternity; a single little rock in the track
of our coach wheels, a tiny billet of
wood, astray limb of a tempest torn
tree, a restive horse, or a careless driver
—any of these might hurl us from the
sublunary existence with the speed of
" 'Tis a perfect tempest," said the la
dy, as I withdrew my head from the
window. "Howl love a sudden storm.
There is something so grand among the
winds when fairly loose among the
hills. I never encountered a night
like this, but Byron's magnificent de-
BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1866.
scription of a thunderstorm in the Ju
ra immediately recurs to my mind.
But are we on the mountains yet?"
"Yes, we have begun the ascent."
"Is it not said to be dangerous?"
"By no means," I replied, in as easy
a tone as I could assume.
"1 only wish it was daylight, that we
might enjoy the mountain scenery.
Jesu Marie! what's that?"
And she covered her eyes from the
glare of a sheet of lightning that illu
mined the rugged mountain with bril
liant intensity. Peal after peal of crash
ing thunder instantly succeeded ; there
was a very heavy volume of rain com
ing down at each thunderburst, and
with the deep moaning of an animal,
as if in dreadful agony, breaking upon
my ears, I found that the coach had
come to a dead halt.
Louise, my beautiful fellow travel
er, became pale as ashes. She fixed her
eyes ou mine with a look of anxious
dread, and turning to her father hur
riedly remarked"We are on the
"I reckon so," was the unconcerned
With an instant activity, I put my
head through the window and called to
the driver, hut the only answer was the
swift wings of the tempest. I seized
the handle of the door and strained at
it in vain; it would not yield a jot.
At that instant I felt a cokl hand on
mine, and heard Louise's voice faintly
articulating in my ear the appalling
"The coach is moving backwards!
God in heaven!" Never shall 1 forget
the fierce agony with which 1 tugged
at the coach door, and called ou the dri
ver in tones that rivaled the force of
the blast, while the dreadful conviction
was burning in my brain thattheeoach
was being moved slowly backward.
What followed was of such swift oc
currence. that it seemed to me that it
must he a frightful dream.
I rushed against the door with all
my force, but it mocked my utmost ef
forts. One side of our vehicle was
sensibly going down, down, down. The
moaningof the agonized animal became
deeper, and I knew from the desperate
plunges against the traces, that it was
one of our horses. Crash upon crash of
heavy thunder rolled over the moun
tain, and vivid sheets of lightning
played around our devoted carriage, as
if in glee at our misery. By this light
I could see a moment—only for a mo
ment —the old planter standing erect,
with his hands on his son and daugh
ter, his eyes raised to heaven and his
lips moving like 0110 in prayer. I could
see Louise turn her ashy cheeks and su
perb eyes towards me as if imploring
my protection ; and I could see the
bold glance of the young boy flashing
an indignant defiance at the decsending
carriage, and war of elements, and the
awful danger that awaited him. There
wasa roll of thunder, a desperate plunge
as of an animal in the last throes of
dissolution, a harsh, grating jar, a sharp
piercing scream of mortal terror, and
I had but time to clasp Louise firmly
with one hand around the waist and
seize the leather fastenings attached to
the coach roof with the other, when we
were precipitated over the precipice.
i can distinctly recollect preserving
consciousness for a few seconds of time,
how rapidly my breath was being ex
hausted; but of that tremendous de
scent, I soon lost all further individual
knowledge by a concussion so violent
that I was almost instantly deprived of
sense and motion.
On an humble couch in an humble
room of a small country house I next
opened my eyes in the world of light
and shade, of joy and sorrow, of mirth
and sadness; gentle hands smoothed
my pillow, gentle feet glided across my
chamber and a gentle voice hushed for
atimeall my questionings. 1 was kind- j
ly, tended by a fair young girl about
sixteen, who refused for several days J
to hold any converse with me. At!
lenth one morning, finding myself suf- i
flciently strong enough to sit up I in
sisted on hearing the result of the ac
"You were discovered," said she,
"sitting on a ledge of rock, amidst the i
branches of a shattered tree, clinging
to a part of your broken coach, with one
hand, and to the insensible form of aj
lady with the other."
"And the lady?" I gasped, scanning
the girl's face, with an earnestness
that caused her to draw back and
"She was saved, sir, by the same
means that saved you, thefriendly tree."
"And her father and brother?" I im
"Were both found crushed to pieces
at the bottom of the precipice, a great
way beyond the place where my father
and uncle Joe got you and the lady.—
We buried their bodies in one grave
close by the clover patch down in yon
"Poor Louise —poor orphan! God
pity you!". I murmured in tones utter
ly unconscious that I had a listener.
"God pity her indeed, sir," said the
young girl, with a gush of heartfelt
sympathy. Would you like to see her?"
"Take me to her," I replied.
1 found the orphan bathed in bitter
tears by the grave of her buried kin
dred. She received me with sorrowful
sweetness of manner. I will not detain
your attention detailing the efforts I
made to win her from her great grief,
but briefly acquaint you that I at last
succeeded in inducing her to leave her
forlorn home in the South; and thaf
twelve months after the dreadful occur
rence which I have related, we stood
at the altar as man and wife. She still
lives to my love with her smiles,
and mychildren with herprecepts; but
on the anniversary of that terriblenight
she secludes herself in her room and de
votes the hours of darkness to solitary
"As for me," added the traveler,
while a faint flush tinged his noble brow
at the avowal, "that accident has made
a physical coward of me at the sight of
a mountain precipice."
"But the driver," urged our lady pas
senger, who had listened to the recital
of the story with attention; what he
came of the driver? or did you ever
learn the reason of his deserting his
"His body was found on the road
within a few yards from the spot where
the coach went over. He had been
struck dead by the same flash of light
ning that blinded the restive horses."
ANOTHER KENT IN M UN KICK SCKAI*-
Mr. Sumner is most unlucky in his
statements, Some time ago, it will be
remembered, he put 011 sackcloth for a
certain Brigadier-General Osband who
had been murdered, as he informed the
Senate, by a band of brutal rebels at
Skipworth Landing, in Mississippi.
After the Massachusetts Senator had
delivered half a dozen speeches on the
barbarism of Southern whites, dwell
ing with pathetic detail 011 the stabs
and bullet holes through which the
martyred Osband's soul had made its
exit, hiseloquencewassuddenly brought
to an end by a letter from the Briga
dier himself, who not only declared
that he was alive and in full health,
but expressed a contempt for the author
of his funeral oration, which spoke
badly for Mr. Sumner's popularity at
Skipworth Landing. Again lias the
great collector of scraps, the Colossus of
j paste-pot and scissors, come to grief, as
; appears from the following, taken from
the editorial column of yesterday's In
! A DENIAL.—AII official dispatch is
published from William T. Minor, tr
ailed States Consul-General at Havana,
to Mr. Seward, in refereneeto thecharge
made by Mr. Sumner, in the United
States Senate, upon authority of a let
ter from Mr. Coffin, stating that thous
ands of negroes had been kidnapped
and transported to Cuba, and sold into
slavery, 011 the block, to the highest
bidder." Mr. Minor declares that the
statement "is without foundation in
fact." General Dulce, Captain-Gener
al, also writes to Mr. Seward, stating
I that what was said by Mr. Sumner is
not true, and that "such a case cannot
be made out even for a solitary indi
vidual." The story may therefore, be
taken to be untrue in all particulars.
uex. . W. 11. IIAVIS.
Among the distinguished officers of
the late volunteer army of the United
States, none merit the approbation of
their countrymen to a greater degree
than the gentleman wiiose name head
ed our columns throughout the cam
paign of 18(55, as the Democratic can
didate for Auditor General of the Com
monwealth. His self-denying patrio
tism and heroic personal courage were
illustrated on many a hard fought bat
tle held. He led his regiment to the
tight, not for the purpose of destroying
.States and obliterating the Constitu
tion, but to quell civil disorder, and
reston the insurgent communities to
their original position in the Union.
That he thus fought, was reason enough
for the war Secretary to refuse him the
stars which his valor had won.
But reparation has come at last. —
Though tardy, Col. Davis has at length
received a partial raward. For gallant
and meritorious conduct in the field,
he has been invested with the brevet of
Brigadier General, and the Senate has
confirmed him in the possession of the
honor. The peculiar friends of the sol
dier, they who have covered Col. Davis
with abuse and calumny, may now
hide their heads in shame at the rebuke
they have received from the house of
their friends. Let the warning be heed
ed, for there are other gallant soldiers,
thus far neglected, who will receive
from Andrew Johnson and the Demo
cratic party, appropriate acknowledge
ments of their services. Disunion of
fice holders must quit the places which
they have dishonord; way must be
made for those who fought for and
would uphold the Union of the States!
Two gentlemen walking together
were talking of the senses—seeing,
feeling and the like. One remarked
that his sense of hearing was remarka
ble for its acuteness, while the other
was not wonderfully endowed in this
respect, but observed that his vision
was wonderful. "Now, to illustrate,"
said he, "I can see a fly on the spire of
yonder church." The other looked
sharply at the place indicated. "Ah !"
said he, "1 can't see him, but I can
hear him step."
A taste for reading will always car
ry you into the best of possible compa
ny, and enable you to converse with
men who will instruct you by their
wisdom, and charm you by their wit,
who will soothe you when fretted, re
fresh you when weary, counsel you
when perplexed, and sympathise with
you at all times.
THE vessel no woman objects to em
VOL. 61—WHOLE No. 5,345,
AMALGAMATION AS SEEN IN THE
DANCE HALLS OF BOSTON.— The local
of the Boston Pout, in describing the
dance halls of that city, paints vivid
pictures of vice. Here is his account
of one he entered. There were many
others like it, but we select this as a
Passing into the dance hall, we found
quite a company present "tripping the
light fantastic toe" to the music of a pi
ano forte with violin aeeompahiment.
This hall is about sixty feet deep, and j
isfitted up with considerable taste. The j
walls are hung with pictures, real and
fancy, and to give a patriotic cast tothe
whole, names of all the Presidents and
the nanus of the principal battles in
which Massachusetts colored regiments
have served, are printed in gold, and
relieve the sameness of the dingy walls.
But the scene here presented by those
participating in the "social dance" is
not only novel, it isdisgusting. Young,
good looking white girls and negroes,
black as lamp black, mingle and com
mingle in the dance, and embrace each
other with seeming tenderness of spirit.
The tali, athletic specimen of the gen
uine African with gros.- gusto and en
thusiasm whirls the young women in
the mazy dance, and at the signal to
promenade for drinks, escorts her to
the bar and treats her to a tumbler of
spruce beer and some pea-nuts. This
scene is revolting in the extreme to one
accustomed to respectable society, but
it is practiced here, in this mixed com
pany, nearly every night in the year.
Familiarity knows no restraints. All
are in perfect illustration of the the
ory of negro equality at the expense of
white women's respect and virtue.
A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE BI
BLE. —The grand preliminary Conven
tion for taking steps for a new transla
tion of the Bible which has been in
course of preparation for years held its
first session in Paris recently and issta
ted to be a great success. The leading
men of the Catholic, Protestant and
Jewish Churches have united for the
first time in this great work, the object
being tocombat infidelity, and especial
ly the writings of such men as Renan.
As the President said in his opening
address, the three great divisions of the
Church, if they could not agree on the
dogmas wnich they 'drew from the Bi
ble, could at least agree on the philolo
• gy and literature of that book, and
they could also agree on the necessity
j of doing something to put a stop to the
j perversions it was undergoing by the
j modern writers of the school of Re
-1 nan. The first meeting was overrun
! with men of learning, and as there is
| none or little opposition tothe project,
| great hopes are entertained that the
j convention will be harmonious and
] that important results will be arrived
I A PIG EOX STORY.—The Milwaukee
! Wisconsin tells the following: A few
! weeks ago a large number of pigeons
had made a resting place under thecor
nice of the Austin Block, corner of
I Spring and West Water streets, and
had become so great an annoyance it
: was necessarry to keep them away.—
For this purpose a wire gauze was nail
ed up the full length of the cornice. It
happened when the gauze was put up
one of the pigeons remained behind it,
| a close prisoner there, and has been for
; three weeks, but during all this time
| he has been daily fed by his eoinpan-
S ions. Almost every hour of the day
several pigeons will be found clinging
to the gauze, and waiting patiently
their turn to deliver to the imprisoned
pigeon the food they have brought him,
i and every one seems to be more anx
! ious to supply him than he is to feed
himself. The most choice bits that can
: be picked up are reserved for their poor
j companion and he is now living on the
fat of the land. We have no doubt
that, like an honest pigeon as he is, he
1 would prefer to break the chains which
I bind him and work for his living, but
|as he cannot do that, must submit to
[ being the pet of the flock.
LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND. —An Eng
lish missionary, who describes life in
New Zealand in the last number of
Hours at Home, relates an incident that
occurred to him on one of the South Pa
cific Islands. Whileon acruise he touch
ed at a small island for food ; he obtain
ed a full supply, and was about leaving,
when a chief asked him if he would
like some flesh food. Says the mis
Thinking that doubtless they had
hogs, 1 said yes; he gave a quick glance
around him, as if he were looking for a
messenger, and singled out and called
to a fine young lad, apparently about
eighteen years of age. The boy came
and stood before him; and before I
knew what he was about to do, and
having my back turned to him, look
ing at the fruit, &c., I heard the sound
as of a heavy blow, and looking quick
ly round, found the still quivering body
of the boy laid at my feet, with the
words "lietvi ano te kaif" (is that food
sufficient for you ?) Horror stricken, I
denounced most bitterly the deed, and
leaving all the provisions behind on
the ground, returned sorrowfully on
AN analyzing dame reports that "she
heard of but one old woman that kiss
ed her cow; but she knows of many
thousandsof youngones who have kiss
ed very great calves."
THERE is butoneschool for poetry—
the Universe; only one school-mistress
To FATTEN FOWLS.— It is conceded
that the fowls of France are the fattest
and whitest in the world. The method
for preparing them for the market is
this: Fifteen days before they are to be
killed they feed them with dough made
of wheat'flour of the previous year,
with ten grammes of salt to every quart
of water, and three or four gravel stones
to a mouthful of dough. Twelve hours
before they are to be killed they should
scarcely eat anything, in order to leave
the intestines empty, and thus avoid
the acid fermentation, which would
produce decomposition, and make it
impossible to transport them any dis
Not a feather should be plucked till
the fowl has been thoroughly bled,
which is done without cutting off the
head. So long as the blood is in circu
lation, each little vescicleat the root of
the feather is filled, and causes spots if
this is plucked till it is entirely drain
ed. If they are killed immediately af
ter they will keep only eight days; but if
they have fasted twelve hours, they
will keep fifteen days.
To MAKE ECONOMICAL CIDER.—
Take 32 ripe apples, well ground, and
put them in a half hogshead, having
a double movable bottom, pierced with
small conical holes, larger at the top
than the bottom, to prevent their be
ing stuffed, and having a little space
between the two bottoms. Four upon
the apples a third as much water as will
fill the barrel when the cider is made.
Leave the pulp to macerate during one
day till it rises to give place to the liq
uor, then draw it off by means of a faw
cet and put it immediately in another
barrel. Then pour again the same quan
tity of water upon the same pulp, this
having been stirred or ground over.—
The cider is also better to pass through
the same pulp. Add two pounds of
brown sugar to 22 gallons of cider, one
pound of honey, three-quarters of a pint
of alcohol or brandy, and a tumbler of
yeast diluted in warm water. In the
right temperature, the fermentation is
finished in 15 days; then bung the
barrel air-tight, and the cider is good
to drink, and can be sold for a cent a
OPPOSED TO PEACE.— In the Penn
sylvania House, yesterday (4th), Mr.
Markley, Democrat, offered a preamble
announcing the President's proclama
tion declaring the rebellion at an end;
and a resolution hailing the return of
peace, and embodying a request from
the Representatives that the Governor
cause a salute of thirty-six guns to be
fired in honor of theevent. The House
refused to have the resolution considered.
EVERY VOTE AGAINST THE RESOLU
TION WAS CAST BY REPUBLICANS!
Every vote endorsing the proclamation
and hailing the return of peace, was
cast by Democrats!
Is more evidence needed to prove that
the so-called Republican leaders are op
posed to a return of peace ? Do they
not, by such action, declare most un
mistakably that they are hostile to a res
toration of the Union? Nothing more
is wanted to show to the people of Penn
sylvania the disunion proclivities of
the leaders who are now running John
W. Geary as their candidate for Gover
nor.. Will the intelligent people of
Pennsylvania follow in the wake of
such creatures who, though havingsub
sisted on the plunder of war for five
years are not yet satiated ?—We hope
not.— Pat. <£• Union.
"TELL me, angelic host, ye messen
gers of love, shall swindled printers
here below, have no redress above?"
The shining-angel band replied, "To
us is knowledge given ; delinquents on
the printer's books can never enter
Ax old gentleman remarked the oth
er day that in 1776, we went to war on
account of the stamp act, and got the
nigger; while in IS6I, we went to
war about the nigger, and got the stamp
MOTHER—Here, Tommy, is some
nice castor-oil, with orange juice in it.
Doctor—Now, remember, don't give
u all to Tommy, save some for me.
Tommy, (who has "been there,") —
Doctor's a nice man, ma, give it all to
STEAMBOAT rivalry on the Willa
mette River, Oregon, hasabolp-hed fares
altogether. The strife at last accounts
was'to see which boat carried the most
IT is estimated, says the Chicago
Times, that one thousand persons were
killed or wounded by the late tornado
in Pope and Johnson Counties, in Illi
Ax exchange, describing a celebra
tion, says, "The procession was very
fine and nearly two miles in length, as
was also the prayer of Dr. Perry the
YOUNG gentlemen who would pros
per in love, should woo gently. It is
not fashionable for young ladies to take
A SMILE is ever the most briglitand
beautiful with a tear upon it. What's
the dawn without the dew ?
BE not affronted at a jest. If one
throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no
harm, unless thou hast sore places.
THERE was a man once so intensely
polite that as he passed a hen on her
nest, he said, 'Ecn't riie nradim.'
IF exercise promotes health, those
who collect old bills for editors should
be the longest lived people on earth.
AN eloquent speaker is like a river
greatest at the mouth.
WHY is the letter S like thunder ?
Because it makes our cream sourcream.
IN what color should a secret be kept ?