The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, February 25, 1858, Image 1

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BUI Gull’s Courtship.
-fit got married when I was twenty.’
said Bill Gall cine day, ‘ I got married to
\phebe Chalk, and all those voung Gull’s
that you s e running ’round here, came
from my lump of Chalk~by gull.’
Bill Gull always swore ‘by gull.’ It Wi-s
his only oath, iihe was a lump of chalk
as large one way as she was the other,— |
Bill G nil was always a backward, bashftd
youth, and some surprise was expressed
that he over got married at all.
fO‘ By gull,* said he, ‘my . grandmother’s
Ghost did the job.’
' job—-how’s that?’
i * I'U tell you about it. You see I was
/ fdjoat as green as a spring gosling, and I
. tlmnghtTJmbfi _wasJ,QO. waan't
1 though—but she knew I was. We had a
■peakin’ notion of each other fot about two_
years, but it would not have come to any
thing if it had’nt been for the ghost. I
was toh bashful* in the way of making love.
I couldn’t say as much as boo to a goose.
And Phebe was just as bashful, that is, I
thought so, but she wasn’t though, by a
long shot. One night, about ahalf ah hour
after I luid gone to bed, as I lay thinking
♦of thebe—for J had been sitting up with
her till rather a late hour, as .usual, with- -
'out bringing anything to pass—-the .door
of the room opened slowly and softly, end
In walked a ghostly spectre. The mopn
was shining foil in at my window, and I
could not be mistaken. It was all in white
1 rose up in my bed; while my teeth chat
tered, and the perspiration rap off in
streams. It came almost to my bedside,
and pointing a long, bony finger at me,
that went through me like a red hot iron.
I tried to speak, but 'twas no go. At last
a husky voice said
‘ Bill Gull, I am theghostofyourgrapd
_ mother. You must marry .Phebe Chalk
right away. You have fooled your time
loug enough. Pop the question boforoYo
morrow night, for I will appear again—‘-do
it. Bill Gull V
1 The old ladydiaappearedsoquick.that
I couldnt tell where she went to. I didn’t
sleep a wink that night. The sensations
crft?lmg overw,.were awfut-
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I thought I felt my hair turn grey—toy
teeth falling out, my legs and arms, drop
ping off, and all kinds of queer feelings.—
it was the longest night that I ever expe
rienced. Morning came at last. I met
Phebe in the dining room, while she was
preparing for breakfast. She had been ovu
housekeeper-ever since my grandmother
died—three years. 'My mother died the
year before.’ ’ i
‘ Bill, what’s the matter spldi-you ?’ Said
Phebe. r i>
c Y alie.
‘Such a night/said I.;
< \V r hat was the matter BUI ? r
grandmother’s ghoat.'
‘ You don’t say so!’
‘ Yes, and she said that-s-'
‘Whatßui?' v / .
(That:! must marry yea;* , ?
‘ What else, BiU ?’
‘ That I mjist pop the question to-day,
or she wpuld come again to-night/
1 Bill, take my advicer— |>pp the ques
tion and let the lady rest in .peace/ \
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‘ I do,’ said li’
‘ Well, Bill, I’ll have you just to keep
,the old lady .quiet, provided, Bill—that
you won’t ask me tp-7-to —to—sleep with
*1 promised^—for my grandmother’s
■sake/ •.-■••• . ■ <
‘Aftcrbreakfast,Phcbe spoke to the
old geatloman about it, it was all
be Chalk became Mrs. Gull.’
‘She gulled you completely.’ .* ■
‘ Yes, 1-found that out, and I’ll tell you
bow. On th<f night of our marriage, she
went, off to her iroom and I went to mine,
it was according to agreement, but some
how or other. I could’nt help thinking
■ that it wasn-t right, the morel‘
it. the -more it .seemed not just the chalk.’
‘1 reflected upon it for .hours, and more
than once 1 invoked jay grandmother’s
fhost to appear m Phehe and soften her
cart towards me/’ i'inally, as'the old la
dy’s ghost seemed no farther in
terest in our affairs, iconclndedto be ghost
myself. Not without a.grajit deal of tre
pidation, however—l have often wonder
ed at my #as a totals
lack of course. I walked into Phebe’s
room, and stood by her bedside.’ '
‘Good Lord !’ said she.
‘ Phobe Chalk,’ said I.
‘ I ain’t Phehe Chalky said she, ‘l’m
married, and my ,name is Phehe Gull. —
Who are you ?’
lam the grandmother-in-law, and I
have come to tell you that it ain’tgood for
a ; man to be alone, especially if he has a
, r^y-
‘ Well, grandmother, that’s just what I
■have been thinking, ever since I came to
bed. It’s a very cold .night,’ grandmother
and you must be very cold, too —won’t you
get into bed, and wam you?’
*By gull I I had a great mind, to, but
I was afraid.’
‘ No,’ said I, ‘ I must go back to the
Remember, that Bill, your
husband,, is severing with cold alone by
‘ .Well, gnndmother had’nt you better
go and keep Bill warm?’
‘ No, do it yquraelf, or I shall appear
again-— remember’ -
‘ I growled out the remember with a
fearful emphasis j- but do you think she was
frightened V Not la bit of it. She burst
out laughing wi h all her might, and kept
it up for eve r so long,.while I stood shiv
ering and sh iking like a pauper in an ague
fit.’ '■
‘ Not* Bi
stopped laogl
‘ How do you know me V
‘ Well enough-—besides there ain’t no
such things as ghosts.* , ;
V On yes there is though. Didn’t my
grandmothov’s ghost tellme to many you ?’
‘ Bijl, thatlwas me I*
‘ Y&! bylgull T •
‘ Yes, Bilk that was me.’
‘ Well, P%be?’
4 Blow stujpid you are, to stand there
shaking, halffrozen.’ :
< Wei), Bi|l go on with your story.’
‘ By full, i I have nothing more to say.’
A Whole Team. —The Wheeling /»-
te#j£enccrgive3thefollowlng sketch: “We
saw yesterday going toward the upper fer
ly, a team of four animals—a horse, a po
ny, a mule and a bull. The horse had the
heaves, the pony was blind, the mule was
lame, and the bull had, no provision for fly
time. In the wagon, which was an ordi
nary One, there sat a white man, a oripplbd
nigger, and a tame skunk, fraily bound
with a wisp ofsjtraw. The white man hold
the lines, the team held its own, the nig
ger held the skunk, and they all moved
forward.” V v
S&“ It has been a very common prac
tice for jurors in the Boston Courts to sit
with their feet resting on the railing in
front of them, while the lawyers were ad
dressing them. A distinguished attorney
put an end to this practice for a while, jby
inquiring of the Court, on one occasion,
which end of the jury be was expected to
The J.udge replied, that he must
add£pi ’ of course.
./ said bJic, as soon as she
ling/ don't you think I know
.! ■ --fe? A V * ~ ' ~
Remember, IJDIe Game.
Such were the lastwords of a youngmur
derer, named Fife, who was executed at
Pittsburgh on Friday, lie stood upon.the
scaffold—the rope around his nectr-*hd
with hut u few moments between Mihand
eternity. Yet, instead of being overwhel
med by thoughts and feelings natural ~to
■that awful hour, he took pride in hUvlcou
stolidity of nerve, and called upon the
ctowdtomark. that ‘ hedied gain©/ - B*hy«s
; : 'Se had the eofofageof
These exclamations, we doubt not, have
btokenfrom very niany who have perused
the hjimitive of thjj; execution. No, he;
wss not a brave. fellow, and it is strange ’
fhat then Should mistake the mere brutal
ihsensibiUty: pf criminals likeFifb, for that
yirfue which is the [centralspring of a no
blo character. It ife ndtonly in the case
of persons who hayOshown their capability
of committing the ; most horrible crimes
erlthout a pang of remorse, but in regard to
certain kinds of soldiers upon the battle
field, that we often' fall into the grave er-,
ror, ofdignifyinga mere, quality ofphysi
cel nature with the name of an exalted vir
tue of the jsOul. A man may be perfectly
calm and impassible while/if hundred can
non axe tbuhdcrihg .death ituround him, and
yet want genuine the hoblo
quality may often Be most gloriously man
ifested in frail and shrinking frames. ■ J
Charles Jtmes Raptor/ ‘ia-
bbrve. ths a harsh .sound caused him to
. horrified by the bloody
scenes pf Wat-—-ybt;. maintaining a clear,
-calm intellect ih the heatofbatUe,axidgiv
ingjßxphcit dtrcoti(|ae to while
Buffering the most acute agomes in his mau
.gled body, was an example of true cour
tage. Ney, walking on loot at the head of
-the Old Guard, upjto the muzzle, of two
hundred blazing pannon at Wpterioo, was
.simply an iron machine—insensible to fear.
'Kane, racked .with mortal disease, and with
nervous fibre almost destroyed —yet defy
ing the rigbrs of an appalling cold, main
taining an asccndpipey pyci men stronger
in body , than himAelf, ttnd .with aouugiifcg
prudence hind sagrouty cpndppfrngth||lr Re
treat fromJhe world plight:mJh
the haunts of civilized brings —was brave.
McGarry, laboring twenty-two hours at
the oar, yet giving way to despair under
the weight, of less Buffering than Kano en
dured almost without a murmur, was sim
ply what his commander called him— ‘* an
iron man.” The stlwarth Wmdham —calm
and' collected amid the horror's of the lie
dan—is called a brave man; but we doubt
whether ho would [have dared the dangers
of 'the hospitals like the gentle Florence
Nightingale. Thpre were strong men at
Norfolk who would havC faced the foe in
time of war, and ‘died gAme’ in defence
of their city. But they fled from die breath
of pestilence, and left relations and friends
untended and anhuried, while a delicate
maiden from NcwiY orkiook they
shpuld have occupied. -■
This distinction true bravery
and mere physical hardness is important, i
and it ought to be more strongly insisted
upon than we find it to be in general. It
is too much the custom to talk of the cour
age of criminals, |is if it were a redeeming
virtue, which they possessed iu common
with the great characters of history, aud
eulogies of the mpral apathy of the mind
less soldier are extremely extravagant.-
Physical firmness is attribute which men
receive from nature. Moral resolution —
‘ ihe, spirit to combat against, every trial,
which alone is true bravery’—is a quality
of the immortal;part, whioh we may all cul
tivate, even in the humble walks of Hie
and, in this respect, the weakest may be
come in their strength.
There is not a ddy in the career, of a man
or a woman that; docs, not present some
.temptation to be:resisted—«ome difficulty
to be each act of resistance,
ind each victory over obstacles that ap
pealed insurmountable, adds new force to
the will, and soul for a still
greater struggidito maintain itaastiendanev
in the hour of tremendous peril or appal
ling calamity. The brutal indifferencc of
the Springs, thejljangteldts .and the Fifes,
is mean and paltry in comparison with that
sublime determination which presses on to
achievement, in ispite of the ills of the flesh,
and of dangers of which we have anago
nizing sense. This- latter is the virtue that
we would teach bur rising generation. We
would prefer that they should learn how
‘to suffer and he strong,’ ratber than ac
quire the faculty of‘dying game’ upon a
scaffold.— PhitaS Ev. Jour. j
83?* John H. Shryoek and Jas. John
son, jr.,-of Indiana, and MajorS. Jamiaqini
of Saltabnrg, have b.een awarded a hoaty
contract by the ? General Government'.—
They are to build some two hundred and
fifty wagons, and some five hundred wagon
beds. They have also contracted to pur
chase a large number of mules for the Gov
ernment, which, together with the wagons
and wagon beds, are intended for the Utah
expedition, and are to be delivered at Leav
enworth City, Kansas Territory. The wag
ons we to he bulk by the mechanics of In
diana nod Wes&aoreland counties; and the
work has been already commenced, ",
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Th 4 Louisville (%mrier has been ppr-r
mittetitopublish a nnvate lettefiVonl Col.
A. S. Johnston, Copmandei 1 of the Utah
Expedition, and on Monday last promoted
to M brigadier' General. It is the latest
authentic news from the Utah army, and
advises us that the troop# are in boinfort
able qnarter»> and arft.amply provisipiied,
although due economy »# in ser
ving wrUten i p
itexpresaes will he read with
igreat interest. Col. Johnston seems to
?think he will have jtojight the Mormons
’before there will be peace:
♦ * * We are still encamped at this
-place, and will continue until we move in
the Spring. The army has abundance of
food anil clptbing, and is well sheltered
’from cold in Siblky tents. With your
■knowledge of camp-life, you would pro-;
Pounce our situation one of great comfort.
'These Sibley teutk are all conical teats,
twelve feet high and twenty feet in diam
eter, open at the top, with a vane to pre
sent its smoking, which it docs not quite
j|p. With a stove, or fire built in the mid
die, it is a great improvement in the com
jfyrt of the, soldier, but not as good as a
’wl^l-tent^ ,?rith a stove, for an officer.
*. * •£ 1 The djaybefore the reduction
in our ratioPsTooklplace, we gave a dinner
to the Governor, Chief Justice, &'c., on our
surplus in the larperv Since then I do
not think we couldfecd an extra rat at our
mess, such is our health and so nicely is
the quantity allowed adjusted to the meas
ure of our wants. iWe, of coarse, find it
irksome' here, but tfme will soon roll round,
and we shall find ourselves in the midst ol
those we love and admire. Uutil then we
must be patient. jtVe fear our friends will
suffer from groundless apprehensions on
pur accbunt. We have no reason to com
plain of anything but absence from our
families. i
Oamp Scott, near Fort Bridges, 1
December, 12, 1857. j
Some think the Mormons, when it is ne
cessary to make the issue with them, will
submit to the Government. Ido not a
gree with fehenn ■-1 think thewHiimarieism
and vilainy will lead them to try one en- j
counter at least; and I think our Govern- i
meat ought to desire it as' affording a sim-!
pic solution of udi&cult political question.
If they resist,, a final settlement would be
on the basis of a conquest. Wc could then
dictate to them the terms of adjustment.
Brigham Young wrote tp me a few days
since, sending as a present some 5>OU Ids.
of salt, or if preferred, we might buy it
for the troops. Knowing they would de
light in the knowledgctbat we wo’d starve
or freeze, neither of which we intend to
do, although we have no salt, I sent it back
to him with this message': ‘‘That Brigham
Younu and his associates are in rebellion
against the Government; that until they
return to their allegiance and obey the
laws, I will accept no favor or courtesy
from them, nor hold any correspondence
with, them’; that when I advance, the peo
ple who remain at their homes or engage
in thpir private business, will bo undistur
bed. If I find them arrayed in arms I will
attack them wherever I meet them; that
if thcV entertained the delusive hope that
the arjmy would'retire from the Territory,
they had better banish it; that the army’
will «| ever take one step back, &c.,t&c.”
* * * M * *
■ Yours, &c., A. S. Johnson’.
The Last of the M’Keesport Mur
derers.—We stated in Saturday’s Chron
icle, that the bodies of Henry Fife and
Charlotte Jones had .been disinterred from
the graves assigned them in the city bury
ing ground, and shipped on board the
Brownsville boat for Monongahela city.—
They reached the fatter point about half
past twelve o’clock on Saturday, and were
met on the landihg by an immense con
course of people, nearly every 4 ‘ man, wo
man and child/ in the city turning out on
the occasion. '
To gratify the public cariosity, ihe lids
of tfie coffins were uncovered, and the liv
id faces of their unsightly tenants exposed
to the view of the multitude; r lhey re
mained thus exposed for a short time, arid
were then removed to the" house of Mrs.
Marshall, Charlotte’s sister, where the cof
fins were again opened, and the friends of
the fiunily. pemitted te look upon add ex
amine the features of tljio deceased- After
reinain'ng IhereLfor some time, they were
earned to the grave yard in Munntown,
toward Hickory, where they weredeoently
interred in the grave yard already eOfitain
ing the remains qf Charlotte's mothcjr. ■
A Chip op tm ou> BLOCK.-r-Lprd
Brougham's son, who is yet a minor, and
consequeiitlydependent upon his father
for support, has been noted somewhat of
late for his attention to a young actress in
the French theatre. Ilia father recently
wrote the following laconic epistle: “If
you. do not quit her I'll stop your allow
ance.” To which the son replied; “If
you do not double it I'll 1 marry her.” The
son will enjoy a'seat da Purhmentwhen
he become* of age.'
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Ouf readers, says ihoJournal of‘Com
merce, may have heard of the noted wo
man Gottfried, who lived in BreijwHy a
quarter of a century ago. She wajs 4 wid
ow of fascinating appearance, inhor youth
beautiful, in more .advanced life, still at
tractive by those preparative and decora
tive arts, of which' woman knowasowell
how to avail herself. All
her sickened and died in strange W
and several children, dfcapp&Hredinashort
period of time. It was her lotto order ho
less than thirteen coffins from the under
taker, who Jived opposite to i*o r » - and all
for near and deartyiendsi Gqttfried faith
fully nursed them durlng their painful 1114
ness. She was an- object of pity and symj
pathy, while she seemed, wonderfully re
signed to the inscrutable decree of Provi
dence. ' A perfect Niobe in her childless
woe she appeared to be, and a Niobe she
Was. for her heart was as hard as that, cel
ebrated statute. Received into good socie
ty, her company was courted by persons ot
rank and consideration. , ' J
Twice a widow, she still had ; suitors.
She had a well furnishcd housc, ahd easy
fortune. But still she continued to drink
of the uup of affliction, waa still pitied and
prayed for. Amodel pf the tender affec
tions, she, loved inteuaC’y, blit her love
killed every object on 'which it- alighted.
The venerated' parent, the manly husband,
the beautifulchildreU, withered and died!
A Mr: Bumpff and his wife, though, dis
suaded by frieuds, took lodgings pq the,
same house with Madame Gottfried. She
was all kindness to them and theirs 1 , But
Madame 11. was seized with vomiting, and
died under the' assiduous Jursing of the
disguised Alecto. The children and ser
vants met the same fete and the
same attentions. She gave them all their
death-portion, and smoothed their dying
pillow. Mr. Bumpff himself was Beized;
hp ransacked the house from to cel
lar to find the cause; he believed there was
some decaying, substance, some fetid exha
lation . like that of the National, which did
all the mischief; he hud the boards lifted,
and the walls examined, all,ip ,at ;
j bit of meat, which had beep left, ’and it
proved to be arsenic. 'Madame G.wasar
| rested, imprisoned, and; though at first af
' fecting. great'horror at the idea of being
accused as a murderess,, finally confessed, to
all, and to much more than she said' she
■ could remember l She was sentenced tp
be beheaded, and that head preserved in
spirits, and her skeleton, in a ease, may
now bo seen at the museum at Bremen.
The mostpainful and heart-rending event
we have ever been called upon to chroni
cle, occurred in this place on SflndSy etch
ing last. (Ffeb. 7,) at 8$ o'clock, which re
sulted in the death of Mrs. Hannah Eisen
bise,. wife of Major, Daniel Ejsenbise, un
der . the folfowing circumstances ; Ji.t .the
tiwd specified she was sitting in her. rdom
atone, engaged in'readihg the bible,by the
light of a small fluid lamp,, jrhsch was on
u table close by. and while in this position
the lump was accidentally thrown from the
table and fell on her lap, The top of.the
lamp not having been fastened securely,
tiie fluid escaped and speedilyigmted, and
the next moment her entire person [was
enveloped in flames. She ran to a win
dow fronting the street and gave the alarm,
and a number of our citizehs, including
her husband, who had been at a neighbor’s,
hurried to the scene, but uotwitbstanding|
the most persevering attempt were made
to speedily subdue the Barnes, they were
unavailing, and the unfortunate woman’s
entire person was burnt to a, crisp, iShe
lingered in the'| most oxcrutiating agony
until o'clock the sub>equent morning,
when death relieved ; her of hot sufferings.
Major Eisenbise, in his endeavors to ex
tinguish the flames, had' his hands burned
so severely that part of one of his Juigers
propped off, and it is feared others will re
quire amputation. Mr. Alexander EisCn
bise also had his' hands badly burned.-—-
Lcwtetown Democrat.
Our readers recollect an anecdote ofJshn
Mitchell, the Irish refugee, published a
short time Since in the Gazette, in which
he is represented as having said to a dar
key he owns or Hires, “ Sambo, we are go
ing to open the African slave trade, and
bmgaset of regular jet hlack,iyory-tooth
ed, Guinea niggers into this country.—
What dd you think of it f ” Sambo re
pleJ, “ Well, masssa, tink it would be a
good- ting, and keep all dese low Irish out.”
John seems to have been thinking seri
ously of the darkey’s answer, and has fi-
D .,hy resolved to be guided by his superior
wisdom, for he is now denouncing,in the
Southern Citizen —the paper he publishes
in Tennessee —the naturalization laws, and
fears that, unless they are repealed, “the
United States is in danger of being made
the common alms-house refugitum jpeccd
torium and penal colony of the worlds
i lincmmti Cfmetfe .
Poisoning ds a Science.
Dreadful .Occurrence.
Joint Mitchell turned!!.
Waa Reltt Knoclted Dow'nf -
There Uachiviilric attempt on the part
of lieeompton-Democratic letter writcrp \cr
prove second inthe
bloody oikSenatar Sumner) was not
fdrtyknocked doWn.byGrow, when that
gentlemanwas assailed by the choleic
South Carolinian, -last Friday night. HU
{Heads say “he tripped and fell,” at or
about the time Grow’s hand was seen neiur
his (Keitt’s) heiid. This attempt to ip
maye {H«n.Keitt the just disgrace of be
ing fairly knocked over, reminds us of a
passage in the testimony in the case of the
Commonwealth agt. Borrowseale, for an'
affiray, tried at Boston, some years ago:
Counsel—Bid you see William Borrow
[giVe knock the man down ? . ■ ■ • v
\ Witness- —William Borrowscale might
do such a thing. U;
me directly. Pid ypjj-.
seedJorrbWscale knock liim {town ? - : “
Witness—l can’t exactly day that I did.
The Mr. Witness, what
you did see?. ■ • *' '
Witness—r-Well* I, saw William Borww
acala take hithatid away frony themants
head QUICK, and then the ma\t/eW
rightavtay! r _ . '- . " '■
’ The St. ! JLouis Democrat gives a westerti
yiew pf the. Congressional scuffle : - f• ‘;
“Wo do not approve of these. diagmef-•
fnl personal assaults, which are becoming
so frequent indeliberative assemblies, aha
think; that gentlemen would find oil*
er diodes and other places for \ redressing
their' grievances. When assaulted, how
ever, self-defence is an impromptu of jqs»
ture, and all the fault w« 6&d with x Mr.
Grow is, that he. was not more emphsdio
in his punishment.
Malley had gofinto a muss, and
tiiig it to bis veteran monitor, - Considine,
the latter, lectyred him very nevmelyft&r
throwing & wine glass at his antagonhs,
saying that it was foolish and
thoughtfully added, ‘ a cut glass decaApf,
seized by the neck, 1 well aimed, ahcnEßim*
bly thrown, I haye known to do goodftatd*
cutipn at a short distance.* In like mifr
ncr we may suggest to N Mr. Grow, that*
■few bruisers about the head have
known in follow up a knockdown
4dvantageoaslv**U j
i The Sandwich (Canada West)
is advocating. tfte erection of Canada into
an independent kingdom.- Itwishea»p«i»
manent ruler—:“pne not subject
whims o? caprices of Downing Btreet m«
norauce; one who shall ho responsible to
the ; people he governs alone, and whoMi
fortunes and fame will rise and fall with
theprosperityand reveres of hisaubjectej
one whom the people hiny Ipve aswell
reboot, and whb is willing to take the rofc
lonsibility of' the position as well as the
mnor which it bestows. 11 • The most elfgi**
gihle person to found a Canadian dynasty
he mercury thinks, is a Prince of En
gland; for, while his elevation to the throne,
of the hew kingdom “would be a graceful
tribute of loyalty to our gracious Queen,(it
would remove the disadvantages nndet
which we at present labor, and would hind
ua more firmly, as an entirely independent
nation, to the first empire in the world.—-;
The sympathies of the British people wo’d
follow him to his new home, and the warm"
hearts of a yonng and vigorous nation wo'd
cling to him as a brother, in founding an
empire which may yet spread its banner
over a continent! Greater results have,
sprung from infinitely less prospects; and,
though time 1 may elapse era even the ini
tiative step is taken, we still hppo to live
to bail a Canadian King I”
Bqv Dbowned. —On Saturday morn- ;
ing last, (Feb. 6,) a little boy about seyen ’
years of age, son of Sarah Stull, an inmate
of the Poor House, was drowned in Kisn
acoqdUlas creek. Ho was returning frbm
school, and his dinner basket blowing tram
his aym, he ran after ,it, and in going down
the fitgep bank, lost bis footing, and fell
id the crcckbclow. Ke Cricd tq his com
panions (a little boy and girl) to help him
but, but they were badly frightened, and
hastened home and gave the alarm, too
late, however, to save the boy. The creek
was tten dragged to find the body, but
without' success on that day. On the fol
lowing mornidg the search was renewed,
and at about 10 o’clock the body was found*
—Levristoton Democrat.
j Decapitate the devil and you have
your character—evil. Drop the “e," aid
you have vile ; strike out the “ v,” and ■’
you make ill j l< vi,” and it is c lf whichan
Englishman w ill roughen into an uncom
fortable ZocaZity- — hell. Of a truih, the
deviZ is in the word.
. BS9u Two young Irishman happened to"
get into an affray, in which one of them
was knocked down. His comrade rah up
to him, and cried out:
“Zounds, Dennis, an' if ye be dead
can’t ye apoJce f*
“ I!m not dead, but apaeb^ae/ ■ said
the other. v
' tSP' We never vet
sed to scorn the
himself a fit object of stotorlto
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