The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, December 04, 1868, Image 1

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pru-CdOoils, etc.
Has ju?t received a large and varied assortment of
of all descriptions, which have been bought at j
and which be is determined to sell CHEAP.
Tbey consist in part of
Dry Goods.
Roots and Shoes.
Ready-made Cl-'thine
Hats and Caps,
Fresh Groceries.
Buckets and Breoajs.
Begars Ac
Give him a call and see for yourselves.
nv6 h,'6B J M SHOEMAKER.
lUPO FALL. 18G8.
1 )S .
Have just received a large and Attractive Stock
of new and CH-AT
Ladies dress goods,
Casri meres,
Satine tea.
Readv made clothing,
Fresh Family iiroeerte?
Segars. Ac .
Bedford oet'6. 8S
JJE XD E R-S< > X' S Celebrated Fresh
Ground. Extra Fami'y Flour constantly in
and for sale by G. R OSTER A CO.
H.tve now open aud offer for sale,
the largest aud most elegant stock • f
to be found
Tb ; assortment i 3 complete, and GREAT BAR
GAINS in every department will be offered.
m,v6.'6s A. B CRAMER A CO
The undersigned has just received {rum the East a
large aud varied s* >ck of New Goods,
which are now open for
examination, at
two miles West of Bedford, comprising every.hing
usually fuund in a first-class courtry .-: re
consisting, in part, of
Ltissi n}f j r-.
Bom? aini S!ii■ 9,
Grout ; it-.
Ac., Ac.
All of wnich wil! be sold at the most reasonable
Ijr Thankful for n Ist favors, we solicit a con
tiuuiioce of the public tronage.
-- Celt and exam r goodg.
may 24."6". G. YEAGEK
A full assortment of
opposite tbe Washington Httet. where will be
found at all times Dl<\ anl FANCY GOoD?
adapied to the daily wants of families;
Cloak Goods,
or f o-lwut qaaiiiies and latest styles A full line
of White Gmels. Woolen Good-, Hosiery, OJovt-s,
Handkerchiefs, Laces, Ac., Ac.
Thankful ts> the public for past patronage, we
hope to merit a continuance of tire seine in the
nov I3m3*
Bloody liun, Pa.
Dialers in iron, Nails,
Horse Shoes, Springs, Axles,
Thirrble.Skeins, Hubs, Spokes,
Felloes, Sleijfh Runners, Sleigh
Bells, Forks, Shovels, Saws, Axes,
Spoons, Cutlery, CM>kiuj; and
Heating Stoves for coal or
WIMKI. Glass, Paints, Oils,
Lamps, Woodeuware,
Ac., A<*.
Tbey manufacture Tin and Nhect Ironware and
nave constantly 011 hand an assortm- nt of
A'l goods kept by theia will be s-rld at the low
eat prices oc 2-nft
Generates Gas tpitho'it Fire or Ileal .'
Tbe simplicity and ease Lv which this Machine
iiman 'ged, as al .. i's economy and great merit,
recommends it to public favor Cdl and see tna
chine ID operation at the ?<tore '
Manufacturer and Sde Agent,
{y-aemi for illustrated Circular. aug2!m3
And a general assortment, of Smoker* and Cbew
er# articles. BEDFORIO, Pa.
Ytoofianfl'si (Column.
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jaisor,. Philadelphia
Their introduction into thii country from Ger
many occurred in
Ari l will cure you and your -hSdren. They are
entirelv rljfkrorc (W. _ , -far.many.prer.ions .
mow in iho country cat I-1 le.i BTTriIT? or TDTtle*
They are no tavem A A preparatun. or any
thing like one; but bunest. reliable medi
cine? They are
The greutet'lnavn remedies for
Liver ("oinrlaint,
Nervous Debility,
Disease*; of th Kitlnevs.
and all Hi-eases r*ri-iiiir from a Dis rlere l Lirer,
alomacf or
Constipation. Flatulence. Inwtrl Pile? Fallue."
of Blood to the Hea l. Acidity of the -tomach.
Nausea. Heirtburn. Dismast fr F.a>d. Full
nes? or Weiih: in the st mach, Sour Eruc
tat: <<*• Sinking or Fluttering at the
Pit (. the Stomach. Siyimrniiii of the
Head- Hurried or Difficult Breathing.
Flutoring at the y-a Heart, Cooking or
Suff gating Se stt I I tious when in a Lying
Po-'u-re. Dim near of" J Virion. Dot? or Webs
before ihe sight. Dull Pain in tbe Head. Defi
ciencyol Perspiration. Yellowness of tbe Skin
and Eyes Pain in the Side. Bock. Chc-t.
Limb?, etc . Sud len Flushes of Heat.
Burning in the Flesh. Constant Imagi
nings of Evil and Great Depression of Spirit-.
All these indicate di sease* of the Liver >r Hi -
gesttve Org, z,k,combined vith impure blood.
i entirely vegetable and contains no liquor It
is a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots.
Herbs, and Bark? from which these extracts are
made, are gathered in Germany. All the medi
cinal virtuen? are ex . .. tracted from them by
a scientific Chemist I 1 These extracts are
then forwarded to this country to be use I ex
pressly fvr the manufacture of these Bitter-
There is no alcoholic substance of any kind used
in compounding the Bitter*, hence it is the only
Bi'ters that can be used in esses where alcoholic
stimulants are not advisable.
is a combination of all the ingredients of ifce Bit
ters, wiih pyre Santa Crux Rum.Orange, etc. It
t? u-ed for tbe saute diseases as the Be ters. in case
where some pure alcoholic stimulus is required.
You will hear in ouind th*t these remedies arc en
tirely different fro.u any others a Ivertised for the
cure of the diseases named, these being scientific
preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth
ers -re mere decoctions of rum in some form The
TONIC is dee'dedly one of the most pleasant and
agreeable remedies ever offered to the public Its
taste is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, while
its life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali
ties have caused it to be known as IHE greasiest ur
all tonics.
There is no medicine equal to Hooflan 1 Ger
man Bitters or Toni • yin cases of Debility.
Tbey im| art a tone Id and vigor to the whole
system. strengthen * the appetite, c.a use an
enjoyment of the final, enable the stomach to di
gt?; it. purify 'ha blool. give a gool, sound,
bealtby complexion, era-lic.ate the yellow tinge
from the eye. impart a bloom to the cheeks, aud
change the patient from a short-breathc-l. emaci
ated. weak and nervous invalid, to a full-faced,
stout, and rigorous person
Weak and Delicate Children are
made strong by using the Bitters or Tonic. In
fact, they are Family Melicines Tbey can be
administered with perfect safety to a child three
mouths old, the most delicate female, or a man of
These rem'dies are the best
Blood Purifiers
ever known and wili cure all diseases re-ultins
from bl blod. Keep ytur blood pure; keep
your Liver in onler. • seep your digestive
organs in a sound. I healthy condition by
the use of these reme JLd dies, and no diseases
will ever assail you The best men in tbecount-y
recommend them. If years of h meat reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparations
Chief Justice ottbe Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILAD LPHI. March lfi. 184".
I find that "Hoofi mil's German Bitters" is not
an iutoxica'ing beietage. but is a good tonic, use
ful in dis->r lers of the ligestive organs, and of
great benefit in e ises of debility and w tnt of ner
vous action ID the system.
Yours Tru'y.
Judge of the Supreme C-nrt of Peon?v!v tnia
I cot.sider -H iofl ittd's German Bitters a valua
ble medicine in case , of attasks of [n liges
ti in or Dyspepsia. I \ can certify this from
uiv exttcrience of it e V Yours, wi h re-iect,
Pastor of the Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia.
Drt JACXSOS—DSAE SIR;— I have been fre
quently requested to connect mv inline with rec
ouiiuendatiou.s of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the piactiee as out of my appropriate
sphere. I have in all cases declined; but with a
clear pr -d in various instan' s. and particularly
in my own family, of the usefulnessol Dr. llout'-
landd German Bitters. I depart for once from
my usual course, to express my full convietiou
| that for general debility of the system, and . es
pecially for Liver Com plaint, it is a safe
and valuable preparation. In some cat s
it may fail; bnt usual X v ly, I doubt not. it
will be very beneficial to r bose whosufferfrotn the
above causes. Yours, very respec fullv.
Eigtk. below Coatesstreet.
II j >fl ind's German Reaedies are counterfeited.
The Genuiue have the signature of C M JACX-
So.v ou the front of the isttsi ie wrapper of each
b-attle, aDd the name of the article blown in each
bottle. All others are counterfeit.
Price f tlie Bitters, $1 per bottle;
Or, a ball" dozen for $5.
Price of the Tonic, $1 50 per buttle;
Or, a half dozen for 50.
Tbe tonic is put up in quart bottles.
Recollect that it is Dr. H ■ .fisnd's German
Remedies that are so universally ued iud so
highly recommended; .and do uot allow tbe
Druggist to induce J lywi 10 take anything
else that he may say i-f is just as giswl be
Cause be makes a Urgxr profit • n it. Tbse Reme
dies will be sent by exyreAto any locality upon
application to tbe
At tbe Gerrua# Medicine Store.
Mo. 631 ARCH S'IREET. Philadelphia.
Finnerly C M JACIiSON A Co.
These Remedies arcfor sale by Druggists, Store
keepers anl Medicine Dealers everywhere
Do not forgot to tfif pj'i buy
in order to get tJks
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IMT niorninji by MEYERS & MESSEL. RT $- 00 per
viicum, if paid strictly in advance , $250 if paid
within six M<'DTHS : $3.00 if cot pio within six
M nths AH subscription accounts MUST be
settled annually. No paper will he sent out of
the State unless paid for is atsVASCE, and ai! inch
uhaoriptiocs will invariably be discontinued at
the expiration "f the time for which they are
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limited or individual interest, and notices of mar
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Court and Jtahctal Sales, are required by lav
t be published in both papers published in this
UJJ v All advertising due after first insertion.
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aeatces- and dispatch. Tax GAZETTE OFFICE has
just been refitted with a Power Press and new type,
and everything in the Printing line can he execu
ted in the most artistic mauner and at the lowest
ur AI ters should be addresad to
Pretty Barbara Ferros would not
marry, lier mother was in consterna
■Why are you stubborn, Bar tiara?'
she asked 'You have plenty of lov
ers ?'
But they do not -suit," said Barbara,
coolly tying buck her curls before the
•Why not?'
'I want to marry a in in who is brave, '
equal to any emergency. If I give up
my liberty, I want it taken care of!'
'Silly child ! what i the matter with
Big Barney, the blacksmith !'
'He i- big, hut I never heard that he
w"; - brave.'
'And you never heard that he was
not. What is the matter with Ernest,
the gun-smith ?'
'lie is placid as woct's milk.'
'That i- no sign thai he is a coward.
There i- I.Hle Fritz, the tanner, he is
quarrelsome enough for you, surely !'
'lie is no bigger than a bantam cock.
It is little gotni he can do, if the hou.-e
was >c't upon by roblers.'
'lt is not a!ways strength that wins
a tight, girl, it takes brains as well us
brawn. Come, now, Barbara, give
these three young fellows a fair trial.'
Barbara turned her face belore i
the mirror, letting down one ravtn
tr. Mto.l l'>;;n<r on anotlior
•I will, mother,' -he said at* last.
That evening, Ernest the gunsmith
knocked at the door.
•You sent for me, Barbara?' he said,
going to the girl, who stood upon the
beat in coquelii-hly warming one pretty
f >ot and then the other.
'Yes. Ernest,' she replied, 'l've
been thinking on what you said the
o.her night when you were h re."
'Well, Barbara?'
Ernest spoke quietly, but his dark
blue yes flashed, and he looked at her
'I want to test you.'
'I want to see if you dare to do a
very disagreeable thing.'
' What is it'
'There is an old coffin up stair*. It
smells mouldy. They say Redmond
the murderer was buried in it; but the
devil came for his body and left the
coffin empty at the end of a week ;
and it was finally taken from the tomb.
It is up stairs in the room grandfather
died in, and they say grandsire dots
not rest easy in his grave for some
reasons, though I know* nothing
about it. Dare you make the coffin
jour bed to night ?'
Ernest laughed.
'i- that all? I wil! do that and sleep
s uiiidly. Why pretty one did you
thick I had weak nerves ?'
'Your nerves will have good proof
if you undertake it. Remember, no
oaesleep, in that wing of the house.'
'1 shad sleep the sounder.'
'Ciood night,.then, i will send you
a lad to show you the chamber. If
you stay till morning,' said imperious
Miss Barbara, with a nod of her pret
ty head, 'l'll marry you.'
'You vow it?'
Ernest turned straight away and fol
lowed the lad in wailing through dim
rooms and passages, upechqing stairs,
along narrow damp ways, w here rats
scuttled before to a low chamber. —
The lad looked paie and scared, and
evidently wanted to hurry away but
Ernest made him wait till betook asur
vey by the aid of his lamp. It was
very large and full of nve-ses, which
had been barred across. He remem
bered that old grandsire Ferros had
been insane several years before his
death, so that this precaution had been
n ce-sary for the safety of himself and
o.hcrs. In the centre of the room
stood a coffin, beside it was placed a
chair. The room was otherwise per
fectly empty
Ernest stretched himself out in tiie
'Be kind enough to tell Miss Barbara
it is a very good tit,' he said.
The lad went out and shut the door,
leaving the young gunsmith alone
in the dark.
Meanwhile, Barbara was talking
wiih the big blacksmith in the sitting
'Barney,'sai I she pulling her hand
away from ins grasp, when he would
have kissed Iter, 'l've a test to put you
to before I give you any answer.—
There is a corpse lying in the chamber
where mv grandsire died, in the unte
nanted wing of the house. If you
dare sit with it all night and let noth
iig drive.vol away fro;h your post
i you will not ask me agaiu in vaiu."
'You'll {rive me a iiffbt and a bottle
of wine and a book to read?'
'Are these all the conditions you of
fer me, Barbara.
'All. And if you are frightened,
you need never look me in the face a
So Barney was conducted to his post
by the lad, who had been instruc
ted into the secret, and whose in
voluntary-tart at Ernest's placid face
as he lay in the coffin, was attributed
by Barney to the natural awe of a
corpse. He took hi- seat and the boy
left him in the darknese, the rats aud
the coffin.
Soon after, young Fritz the tanner
•arrived, flattered and hopeful, from the
fa 1 that Barbara had -eat for him.
'Have you changed your miud, Bar
bara?" hea-ked.
'No; and i shall notuntil I know if
you can do a really brave thing.'
'What shall it be? I swear to aatiafy
yujj Barbara.' ,
•1 have a proposal ioiihtkfeto you.—
My plan requires skill as well as cour
•'IVI me!'
'Well, in this house (here is a man
watching a corpse. He issworu not to
leave bis post till morning. If you can
make him do it, I be satisfied
that you arc as smart and as brave as
I require a husband to be.'
'Why nothing is so easy ! exclaimed
Fritz. 'I can scare him away. Furn
ish me with a sheet, show methe room
and go to your rest, Barbara. You
-hall And meat the post in the morn
Barbara did n- required, and saw the
tanner -tep lightly away to his tw<k.
It \va- then nearly twelve o'clock, and
she sought her own chamber.
Barney was fitting at his vigil and so
far all bad been well. The night seem
ed \< ry l<uig, for he bad no means of
counting the time- At times a thrill
went through him, for it seemed as if
he could hear low suppressed breath
ing not far away; persuaded himself
that it was the wind Wowing through
the crcviei -of the old house. Still it
was very lonely and not at ail cheer
The face in the coffin gleamed white
still. Therais squeaker! us if there was
a famine upon them and they swelled
the dead flesh. The thought mad'* him
shudder. He got up and walked about
but something made a slight noise t*>-
hiitd him, and lie put his chair with
his back against the wall and sat
down again. He had been at work all
day, and at last grew sleepy. Finally
he nodded and snored.
Suddenly it seemed a- if somebody
touched him. He awoke with a start
and saw nobody near, though in the
Centre ol the room si ott a white fig
'Curse you gel out of this!" he ex
claimed in affright, using the first
word- that came to his tongue.
The figure held out his right arm
and slowly approached him. He star
ted to his feet. The spectre came near
er, pres-ing into the comer.
'1 he mischief take you!' cried Bar
ney in his extremity.
Involuntary he stepped back ; still
the figure advanced, coming nearer and
nearer as if to take him in a ghostly
embrace. The-hair started up 011 Bar
ney's head ; be grew desperate and just
as the gleaming ar.n would have
touched him, he fell on the ghost like
a whirlwind, teat itig the sheet, thum
ping, pounding, heating and kicking,
morea'Hl more enraged at the resis
tance lie met. which told the truth.
As the readers know, he was big and
Fritz was little; and while he was pum
inelliug the little fellow terribly, and
Fritz wa- trying to get a lunge at Bar
ney's stomach, to take the wind out of
hiiu, both kicking and plunging like
horse-, they were petrified by hearing
a voice cry:
'Take one of your size, Barney !'
Looking around tbey saw the corpse
sitting up in his coffin. This was too
much. Thev released each other and
sprang for (in-door. They never knew
how they got out; but they got home
in hot haste", panting like stags.
It w;i- Barbara herself who came and
opened the door next morning.
•It'-? very early ; one more little nap,'
ei'i I he, 'one more little nap,' turning
in hi> coffin.
:•*> site married him, though she s<uit
! Fritz and Barney invitations to the
wedding, they did not appear. If they
discovered the trick, they kept the
knowledge to themselves, and never
willingly faced Barbara's laughing
A "CULI.UD" WITNESS. — The Baton
Rouge Advocate gives the following
! extract from testimony of a witness
1 examined about tbe participation of
one Sam i.owman in a late robberry.
Wlc ii a-keii if he knew the prisoner be
said :
'Oil, yes, I bought icecream from him
'What is his name ?'
'That is none of my "business; got
; sometbin'else todo,'sides folleriu'peo
: pie about to find out dar names.'
'llow do you know that this is the
same man.'.
'Don't 1 tell you, boss, I'se bought ice
: cream from him lots of times. Of
| course he is de man. Don't I reckelect
his painted wagon and his sassers, and
tbe way he hollered ice cream. Of
course he is de man.'
'What were you doing when the
robber- came to Mrs. Ulitrk's ?'
'Xuffin ; I was asleep.'
'How did you know that they were
: on the place?'
'Ain't I got ears?'
'How long did you stand out in ihe
yard watching?'
'Till my feet got cold.'
New York has twelve clergymen
who aie each paid over SIO,OOO a year,
and a hundred others who don't get
SI,OOO each.
I 7
The Oregon Statesman gives the fol
lowing description of the neighborhood
i of the plendid Shoshonee Falls, Ida
Snake river is the south fork of the
Columbia, having the alternative name
of Lewis river. The valley of tbe
Snake lies along an almost direct line
from the South Pass of the Ilocky
Mountains, nnd in the early days it
' furnished the nio-t practicable route
overland to the Pacific. In its decent
over the elevated plains of Idaho, a
bout 400 miles from whence it takes its
rise in tbe Rocky Mountains. Snake
river forms the great Shoshonee Falls.
The river here runs through a narrow,
rocky gorge, which widens and termi
j nates abruptly in precipitous cliffs,
, the summit of which is about one hun
dred feet above the level of tbe rapids,
and so steep that the traveler can de
j scend at only one point—an old Indi- ;
: an trail, its numerous windings mak
' ing it about a mile in length. Follow
, ing this trail slowly and carefully, the
tourist will in due time find himself
standing upon the bank of the river
on a level with the rapids and over
looking the fall-. The width of tbe
river at this point has been variously
estimated ; we thought it at least two
hundred yards.
The rapids here form a series of cas
cades. ranging from thirty to sixty feet
| each in height, and ju-t below them
the river, in one unbroken mass, leair*
two hundred and ten feet into the bot
-1 tomla— pit below. The course of the
river at this point is almost due oast
and west; the contour of the falls is
, that of an irregular horse shoe, and 1
thi-ir width, followingtheeourseof the
water, is at least four hundred yards.
Although the river i- notquiteas wide
at this point as the Niagara river, the
falls are higher aud quite as beautiful.
The mo-t complete views of tbe falls,
including the river above and below
the rapids, cliffs and surrounding
scenery, is obtained from Lookout
Point. Lookout Point is a narrow
' cape of rocks projecting from the main
j bluff about three hundred yards lower
j down on the river than the fall, so
narrow that two persons cannot walk
. abreast.
Standing upon this point, we will ,
i endeavor to name the prominent places
of interest. The first object which at
tracts our attention i- Eagle Rock, a
perpendicular pi.lar of rock about one!
hundred feet in height, rising from the
! midst of the rapids fifty yards from
the south bank of the river, and al
most overhanging the main cataract, j
| Upon the topmost peak of this rock an :
American eagle has built his eyrie, a
fitting home for our national bird
long may he live to occupy hb unique
, and romantic abode! Just above and
about the centre of the cataract is Bal
lard Island, a small rocky Island cov
ered with cedar and juniper trees.
Several smaller islands to the right
and left of tin- large one, or Ballard Is
land add to the beauty and picturesque
ness of the scene.
The Two Sentinel- —two huge rocky
pillars—one on the north, the other 011
the south side, overlooking the falls,
and reminding one of grim sentinels
guarding their object. Lower down
the river, and from a higher stand
point, one can obtain a fine panoramic
view of the whole —the falls, the foam
ing rapids, Eagie Rock, the Two Senti
nels, the huge pillars of perpetual spray
arising from the bottom and near the
eentre of the cataract, but extendingas
it rises toekhei side, and made beauti
ful by the mauy-colored rainbows
which shed a halo of glory upon the
whole scene. Still lower down the
river is Prospect Gulch. Several gen
tlemen of the party, actuated by the
spirit of adventure, determined to at
tempt through th'q gulch to reach Bu
rner below the falls. They lowered
themselves fifty i'eet on the rope down
the perpendicular sides of a rocky
cliff. Reaching firm ground, they
1 managed with but little difficulty to
1 scramble down about five hundred
feet to tne banks of the river. Arriv
j uig there they found that their troub
; ies ha l ju-t begun; they were six hun
; drod yards Rom the talis, to reach
which their path lay around and over
soing huge boulders of slippery rock,
!• winding along the foot of the steep
banks, and then through, the foaming
and boiling water.-, tbe heavy swells of
which reminded them strikingly of the
breakers on the sca-jshore. Finally
they reached a point about thirty feet
from the falls. Their journey here
■ an abruht termination by the
1 shelving of the rocks into deep water.
, The wind struck this point with such
, violence that they feared to tru.-G them
-1 selves in an erect posture. On their
f knees, they held with their hands to
j the overhanging brush to prevent be
, | ing blown into the river.
We think that one cannot fully com
, prehend the immensity of the sheet of
water and the sublimity of the scene,
until he can gaze upward as we did.
t This point is the cave of the Winds.
. | The Shoshonee Fails, as a whole, will
compare favorably with Niagara.
2 Those of our party vho have seen both
places pronounce the former superior
in many respects. In beauty and
f mildness of scenery, the Shoshonee
t cannot be surpassed. Niagara excels
i • in magnitude only,
'How are you John? I'm deuced
| glad to see you.' 'Very well, Charlie.
Come and take a drink, old fellow.—
'Taint often we meet.' 'That's a
| fact, John, and when we do, it's meet
and drink.'
Secretary McUullough says that un
der 110 circumstances wonld he remain
in office after the 4th of March, and
that bis only desire is to hand over the
q department to his successor in the best
possible condition,
t Twelve'per cent, of English erimiu
als are said to be uuder sixteen.
The Los Angelos (Cui.j Xeia of Octo
ber fit h, states that one Alvitre, resid
ing near the old mission, belonged toa
gang of horse thieves, and a warrant
was issued for his arrest. Alvitre told
the officers or sent word to them, that
they might all come, for they could
not take him alive. Five went after
him, and arrived at his house about
five A. M. just before daylight, and be- j
fore they bad any lime to make any
preparation, he opened tbe door aud
commenced shooting, and fired four
shots before the officers fired. The of
ficers were armed with one of Henry's
repealing rifles and six shooters, while
Alvitre had a Spencer rifle and three
six-ahook-D-. The firing then became
general, Alvitre retiring about forty
three yards from the hou-e. Here he
hid behind a -vcamore trtv, and re- j
inained but a moment, but sufficient !
time to receive a wound which evi
dently made him sick, and then he re- |
turned toward ttie house, he tiring at
the time all the shots lie had— some j
fifteen or sixteen shots. About half
way to the house he received a mortal
wound. During the whole time of the
combat not one word was uttered by
any one. The firing took place when ;
it was too dark to draw a sight, and the
firing was all range shots, but were re
markably close on the part of Alvitre. !
Duarte received a shot through the;
coat sleeve and one of Alvitre's shots
killed a hor-e. The Alvitre family
bears a notorious character, the father,
Chanties Alvitre, having kille I his
wife some ten years ago—and two of'
the sons assj-ting in hanging the fath
er with a riata ; one of the sons was
hung for killing an American on the
other side of the Monte, one in the
Penitentiary, and the other an escaped I
A Vermont correspondent of the j
New York Jfccnhtg Post claims for
Middletown, in that State, the infamy j
of having originated Mormotiism. Gr
railier claims for one Wood, who lived
in Midrib-town, this infamy, for the
inhabitants generally seem to have re
garded the abortion with becoming
di-sgus-t. Wood is represented as a
proud, headstrong, power-loving man, \
too good in his own estimation proba
bly, but realty too bad to IK* tolerated
in the Christian Church, of which he
was originally a member. Being east
out of the church, the devil took him |
up, and set him to work making a sys
tem of religion more to his taste than
Christianity. Wood set up for a proph
et. drew around him followers as wiek- 1
ed as himself and weak enough to be
deluded by his pretensions, and grad- ,
ually involved the essential elements
of MormonUm. which Joe Smith got
hold of, and tried to dignify as a new
revelation t<> himself. Identified with
this new delusion was a considerable
amount of downright knavery.
For a while Wood ruled his dupes
by his prophetical pretensions. One
Winchell, an expert counterfeiter, and
fugitive from justice, ruled Wood and
made all his disciples and others con
tribute to bis benefit. He was par
ticularly strong in the mom y-finding,
witch-hazel line, and set people to dig
ging in various directions for hid treas
ure. which they never found, though
Winchell got well paid for his knav
ery. Joe Smith was of Wood and
Wittcheli's disciples, and with them
learned the trade of 1 is masters so
well that he was ultimately able to set
up for himself, and to seen re for him
self the >ignal infamy of being the
father of Mormonism, though really
Wood was its discoverer aud inventor.
A certain housebraker was cotulem
ed, in the hitter |K>rtion of the last cen
tury, in France, and under peculiar
circumstances, to a hundred years in
the galleys; and, strange to relate, this
man recently made his appearance in
his own native province, at the advan
ced age of 120 years, lie being about
twenty years ot age when the sentence
which condemned him to such a dread
ful punishment was passed. It is
difficult to conceive what the feel
ing must have been with which he re
turned, as soon as emancipated from
the shackles which had enthralled him
for a century, to breathe once more
the cherished air of the scene of his in
fancy. Bourg, in the department of
his native home, but time bad so
changed the aspect of the whole that
; lie recognized it only by the Church of
Bron, which had undergone no altera
tion. lie triumphed over laws, bon
dage, man, time, everything. Not a
relation bad be left. Not a single be
ing could he hail in acquaintance, yet
he was not without experiencing the
homage and the respect the French pay
old age. For himself he had forgotten
everything connected with his early
j youth; even all recollection of the
crime for which he had suffered was lost,
or, if at all remembered, it wasadrearv
vision,confounded with athousandoth
er dreary visions of days long gone by,
\ His family and connections, for sever
al generations, all dead, himself a liv
ing proof of the clemency of Heaven,
! and the severity of man regreting, per
haps, the very irons which had been
familiar to him, and half wishing him
self again among the wretched and suf
fering beings with whom his fate bad
iK'cn so long associated. Well might
he b ■ called tbe patriarch of Burgulars.
An ardent young couple called upon
a Chicago minister the other evening
and were made one. Half an hour af
terwards a Chicago banker rushed in
; to the minister's house, learned the
facts, and went away very red in the
face because his daughter had married
"that fellow.' Half an hour later still
a Chicago broker rushed into the min
ister's; house, learned the facts, and
went away very red in the face, be
cause his son hud married " that girl."
VOL 64.-WHOLE No. 5,471.
rrxxv MCSE ix A COIT.
The Judge of one of t he New Orleans
municipal courts sat gloom and grand
on his bench of ermine. The prisoner
occupied the dock, apparently meek
and downcast.— She had a merry twink
le in her eye, however, that promised
mischief, and had the magnate but per
eieved it, he would have been careful
in his questions:
'How many times are you coming
up here?'
'What, ye- honor?'
'How many times are you coming
before me? This is the third time this
present week.'
'Oh no, ver honor!'
'Didn't I see you here yesterday ?'
' Why, no, yer honor, it was last
night yer seed me, in the concert sa
loon. It was a bit of drink we had to
gether, and yer honor did talk beauti
fully, wid your cunning ways and
saucy jokes. Aye, yer honor's the
man for the gais. The devil admire
yc, but yees are smart j"
'Stop your tongue—you can go!'
'Thank you, yer honor !
The pri oner went out, the Judge
blushed, and the audience roared.
freckles—cut them out with a raztsrand
throw them away. They will never
To bring out a moustache—tie it to a
strong cord, twenty feet long, to the
end of which attach a heavy smoothing
iron, and throw the latter from a fourth
story window.
To producea fair complexion—go to
sea in a crazy old boat, and the first
gale you get into, your face will become
To get rid of red hair—hold your
head for a few minutes in a strong
blaze of gas.
To preserve your eyes—put them iu
a bottle tilled with alcohol.
To avoid corpulence—quit eating.
To conceal bad teeth—keep your
mouth shut.
To keep out of debt— acquire the
reputation of a rascal, and no one will
trust you.
To gain time—steal a watch.
To keep your name up—write it fre
quently on the dome of the capitol,
state house steeple, and other high
To keep from stuttering—don't talk.
To become a competent bookkeeper
—borrow all the Injoks you can and
never return them.
To keep out of a fight—stay by your
To keep your doors from being bro
ken open by burglars—don't close
To "raise the stamps"—say a funny
thing on the stage.
Liberty is the right to do "whatever
you wish, without interfering with the
the rights of others.
Save your money and you will find
it one of the most useful friends.
Never give trouble to your father or
Take care of your pennies and they
will grow to dollars.
Intemperance is the cause of nearly
all the trouble in this world; beware
of strong drink.
The poorest boy, if he be industrious,
honest and saving, mayreaeh the high
est honor in the land.
Never l>e cruel to a dumbanima!; re
member it has no power to teli how
much it suffers.
GOOD RULES SOU A LI.-Prutaneswcar
ing is abominable. Vulgai language
is disgusting. Inquisitiveness is of
fensive. Tattling is mean. Telling lies
is contemptible. Slandering is devilish.
Ignorance is disgraceful, and laziness
is shameful. Avoid all tlie vices, and
aim at usefulness. This is in the road
in which to become respectable. Walk
in it. Never be ashamed of honest la
bor. Pride is a curse—a hateful vice.
Never act the hypocrite. .Keep good
company. Speak the truth at all
times. Never be discouraged, but pro
severe and mountains will become
IN a certain family, a | air of twins
made their appearance, and were
shown to their little sister of four
years. It happened that whenever
their cat of the household had kittens,
the prettiest was saved and the rest
were drowned. When the twins were
shown the child by their happy father,
she looked at them earnestly, and at
length putting her finger tip on the
cheek of one of them, looked UP with
all the seriousness possible, and said:
' Papa, 1 thi-k we'll save this one."
Somebody rays editors are poor,
whereupon an exchange remarks:
"Humbug! llere we are, editor of a
country newspaper, fairly rolling in
wealth. We have a good office, a paste
pot, a double-barrelled gun, two suits
of clothes, three kittens, a Newfound
land pup, two gold watches, thirteen
day and two night shirts,carpet on our
floors, a pretty wife, one corner lot,
have ninety cents in cash, are out of
debt, and have no rich relatives. If
we are not wealthy, it is a pity."
lapse of years is not life. Knowledge,
truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith,
alone can give vitality to the mechan
ism of exi.-tence.
A man's wife is his best lawyer, his
i best counsel, his best judge, his best
adviser, and also the cheapest and most
A man who gives hischildren habits
of industry, provides for them better
than by giving them a fortune.
A clergyman, observing a poor man
by the road breaking stoues, and kneel
ing to get at ids work better, made the
remark, "Ah! John, I wish I could
break tlie stony hearts of my hearers
as easily as you are breaking theee
stones."—"Perhaps, master, you do not
, work on your knees," was the reply.