The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, January 26, 1860, Image 1

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■i :m unpleiS^
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• .wy danger, of flue* or chlns
■ '«jl or the BiortaMooVenbd byj
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, ‘''ant f„r Blair Ouuntv
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I lAug.l2, ISM.
of Crime rail’ CrlWiMb, i, ta j
'v!>?dy clrciUjited tUrounlKiut
, t * ,e Of«at:trU!», Crhuhul
.i ilr'Gn tlioMme JtomtlierwlU
not to bo fonnd in anj
’ •!"”« for j»ls«.nt)ui,u
a ho slionia write their nniuuai
: .‘.c where they rctiidaplalulr 1
'<. W . M ATSULt ACO.
1 >vew York Police Oamtte.
iWto Tork City.
’LANE’s ’
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e to call the atten
e Trade, and more
r’hysicians of th«
o f the most popu
bcfbre the public.
a nr 4 1 Celebrated 1
nd Liver pills.
commend them as
11?, but simpdy for
purports, vir. : .
orms from the
It has also been
!i the most |atis
) various Animale
v er Complaints,
In cases of
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invariably rriak*
nanent cprc.c
r the above.
cy are
to fail
ordaiicc with "th e
i anted popuhutfy’
ropristorSj r
Brother** ■
lch. Pa.' s p .
r Drug busing.
vc been sycccs®"
the last Twenty
hi now give
sird attention t°
arid Liver Piltf
occupy the Wg* l
hold amongp®
i’ the day* th*f
pare neither tin* 6
i, curing the Be»t
i rial, and
; most thorough
; all orders to ,
s rittsbiirgbi ?#• o
if erdering from otll*SjMnot
, tltelrordemdU^
prepared by •
os-o -vvißrnoß to orxb»
1 .ft putd, toany °;££-
t fir twelve
rsi.ifuiia for fonrtedir _ . .
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the; ALTOONA 'mBD^E.
jji-CRUM , A DEBNV PaWfchew *utl Stpprietorß.
pw annum, (payable InVariaMy ln«a»*nce,) tI,SO
All p«p«w OUcowtinued
1 insertion 5 do. S do.
»oar Udm or !*•» ' $■ S 5 : $ 87% •jo
ilj- iiuuro, ( ’L®, .’6 100'
•SriL “ ort0 rt ) * <*> 1'» 8,00
Can* ‘ (*»,** >,. i*«- 2W . , 260
o,»r thre* w«!oi aa.Ues* taan tlir^oawottis.ZUcenUper fcr t-Mii iusertUto. ■!* • | •• '
* ainonth«. 6 months, 1 roar.
. 8i so ga oo *5 oo
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*oo 6 oa lo oo'
6 00. 8 00’ 12 00
■ 8.60 logo .14 00
OO - M 00 80 00
•t oo -*& nrt
Jlslliini k**,
two “ ‘
toon “ a c-inn a,
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:«rv juiil Kx«oui«rs.Koti< 'J
, *>*«mi«rs,r!ouoe»i w
ij-tUMit' aJrtj-tililug-by th» yoajr,: three »qiUr**,
aitii l.lwj iy to climixo, 16 00
pi, rvuiual or ! Buslhesa CanU, |*ot exceeding 8
Aith paper, ~ *.©o
0w... '..-.lcatiejM of a political character or individual in
will he charged According t? the Above rate*,
divert; auineiite no t marked MjU| the number of insertion*
ler'jvl v, ill la continued till forbid and charged according
iuibovo id-ms. i ; ; e
jcmhm* auticcs flvq oenU per line for every Insertion.
Oiumary actio* excascdhig fendinea, fifty cents* square.
k B. OMS, x. d. : >, v oswnii, m. »;
-8 / i.N'g entejted into Partnership flu the Practice of
IlMlciue, rcspeorfqlly tesder. their services to the PabUe
In tii jsvenii branches of their Profession.
Cel.i will hi answered either rtiy or night at tlieir office
—sbi.b in the Bime as heretofore occupied by Dm. Hirst
t IjV'.l —or at the Logan Hotue.'
April 21st, le&93m
W. M. i& CO.,
11 HQhUifArSJIO&G, PA.,
(Late "Bell, Jokntion, Jack $ Co.")
Drafts on the principal
Cities. an 4 Silver and Gold for sale. Collection*
AiO«. M-iQ-'Ti fecaired 9udupopite, pnysMo on demand,
v.'.fiun; Interest, or upon time, wilk interest £t Uir rule*.
I'eb. 1853.
r ANDS ! [LANDS'!! LANDS !!!
I i The uudocsjgfied IS prepared to locate LAND WAR
JUNT3 In the Omaha aurt Na’orstka City Land Offices.—
Ho»l selections can now be made near the largo streams
end leulemsnts.. The Lauda of [this Territory. now iu
Market, are of thh heat quality.
i-lh- daloctionaf carefully, made. ; Letters of inquiry re
vusled. ALHX. F. McKIN.NKY,
' OmtrpauS, Cess Comity, X. Ter.
-My U, IWD.-f ' 1
If Axrsitsxeßi:
%**. A. B. Ct-iat, Altoona, Pa|
Wk. M. Luirp 4 Co.. Bankers, Alteon*,,Pa,
MoOpm & Ditair, IMitors. “
Tno*. A. Son*, Supt. P. K. R„ “
D. McilUHTßift, tlaq., Huntingdon, Fa.
Frill prnCtlco'UW'ln the several Court* of Blair, Cambria,
Huntingdon, Clearfield, Centro and adjoining count!.*.—
Alsu in the Distitet Count of the United States.
Collections of daJnJa profnptly attended to Agent for
nile sale of Real Kdtatc, Bounty Land Warrants, and all
Fishiest pertalnliig to conveyancing and the law.
Haa. Wilson MjjCsudle* and Andrew Burke, Esq.
Furgb; IThn. Samuel A. Gilmore. 'Pres. Judge of Fayette
Judicial District; lllon. Cheiuird Clemens, nf Wheeling, Va.;
HsaHenry 0 Foster,Circe uebarg: Jinn. John \V. Kiilinger.
Lsbtn iii; ilja. Win. A. Porter, Philadelphia; and Hun.
• wrge ?. Hsmoltpn, Pittsburg. Jnne IC, 185‘J-ly.
1/ ppEßAtfre & mechanical dentist.
t‘-t'a liuortod|jfrom one tu a fall set, on Gold or Silver
T«th flllbd withOold, aiif( warranted for ten year*.
Teeth rixtractedby the Electro Magnetic Machine wlth
»l Pern. \ i i
All operations and work done cheaper than anywhere
•Wait the couutyj and a deduct! oh made, of thp railroad
.tpsttse* from Altoona to Hollidsysburg, from all opera
tives am matin.: to five dollars and over.
Odice on Montgomery s'.reel, opposite the Exchange
Motel, Ib.llidayskurg. Pa. [Dec. 16; 1858—ly
\\ r Li. KOYERS •
T T • attorney a counsellor at la ir,
Vltt faacltee in tjho several Courts cf Blair, Cambria,
Huntingdon end Indiana counties.
Psrtimlar attention given to the collection of Claimi.
•aJ prompt remittances made.
Ha rpsake the German language fluently.
Offlca. fir the present, with J. M. Chsrry, Ksq., op-
P«lta Kastler’e DltSg Store.
_*Hooo». Auguat (1,1859. —tf
PI.2-. Teetb(estracted without pain by the Electro
Magnetic Machine.; [Doc. 23. 'ir.-tf
41“ A Student wanted.
Du. WM. yR. TiNLEY KE- &
hPKCtTFITT.LY offers hi«
••tricaa to the poodle of Altoona and the ail-\iiS£Say
eiaing country.
Ha may be the office Wetolore oc-
Wpiwl by Dr. G. D.liThoniaa. JURIS*
Altoona, Sept. 30, 1368.-tf
TL F. KO> r ER, M. D.,
i!£nj^r t: ‘' ibual ,ar * icct 40 v* e c ‘ t i icn »° f
Th» boot of refi’rtiucei can be given if required
. M rasidanedon Branch alrcr., Kan Alt.»na. three
noose C'terodvi Store. 1 April 23 'sa-lv
A i r E3l 0 YES
A.f taw high and laar. JOSEPH P. TROUT mnoun
*" t« Dae p'i-,ic, that, he i» ready !to - discharge his dntv
wu Auctioneer Whenever called nppn. fjnn. 2 ’6B.'
at all times be found tt the store of J. B. Bilemrui.
Altoorri, October t, 1857-ly |
Iteto lioofc
The subscriber has lately
X opened a BOOK,STORE next door to
"torarr ..f and Annie \trcdt,
***** may., bo i
y . ,n * Standard Author*,- New VUSUcdtlone,
Litcratur^ p, 'Periodicals and Staple"and
Fancy Stationery in large parietite,
>boA".'^*.?isf r rJ' , «l oc ‘ >ot of BHKKJ MOSfO.hIDSIC
-WS and MCSICAI iXSTROMKSTd. Tho cltirens ol
tooidt. : •
J}” 411 °™em attnhiled to. with urojuptnew and dlupatcb.
flaaing Mill and Sa«h Wannfnr«
tott/whsis lie wHI continue to fill or*
'work Bntr»<ttn' to' him. with dex
jtU-4ot aty cluing -AUteoo’ii iSteam
to AUoo
j2h tnd »l tt<!nd
& T 1‘? 41111 *•«
‘•♦Bring Mm,
ft.hASS. : &x]
Ny't*'order Bjr 'V|
s fe#.
. [■ xissmst '
Esau’s Blestfa?. '
Boot-thou do blogging but the one,
Ihosolitary boon of lovet
Aatl shall thy other oorrowingoou
Nor find one beam to gild the cloud
Which .ill hU future life must shroud?
In vain will Canaan’s sun mature
The grape and pomegranate for me,
The wheat and flocks would leave me poor.
If bent on suppliant knee—' '
1 could not from iu coll evoke.
The ben Ison thy heart has spoke.
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Xhy heart I knou: has spoken It,
Though Up refuse to give it birth.
Seel how the,evening shadow’s flit.
Athwart my mother’s hearth.
Oh, father! must this sun go down.
And leave us with thy giant frown f
Be came with subtlety and took
My choicest gem from out iu place,
Bo knew contempt I could nut brook.
And yet ho scorns my face:
Ho is tlm mighty hunter now,
And I, ifte dee,- whoso antlers how.
- I sped mo from the chase to bring *
- My father’s savory meet iu joy,
Fat net a bird of awlftost wing
Could much outstrip- his hoy ;
And io! what speaks his quivering tone,
My birthright and my hiuesing gone.
Thou must not die and I uncheercd
By that prophetic voice of power—
Uy inmost spirit must be seared,
If madness rated the hour;
And madness o’er this brain must come,
If those dear lips ol thine keep dumb.
Be bowed his stalwart form and wept,
" Be shook like oedar swayed by storm,
, And the sweet benisou that slept,
Came thick, and fast, and warm—
And in the distance lie could see,
The I token yoke of destiny*
Prom his den In the darkened North he comas,
Within thousand shadowy forms.
To fetter the sea with a blast of lils breath,
To take a king’s share in the harvest of death.
And revel la withering storms!
Oh, aigrim old tyrant and grey is he,
With tlie ashes of year upon year;
His garb is a hurricane wrapping him round.
And the snn is the jewel with which it is bound.
Till clouds, to unrobe him, appear.
He Ist ghsat the long-armed ghost* of the wuod,
That watch o'er the graved of the flowers;
And he mockingly decks them with crystals of lights.
And wraps their stiff limbs in a garment ST white,
Brought out of the snndigof his hours.
He breathes on the river, anti bids it lie
Unnerved in a living death;
He relieth the sun in a storm bearing dond,
lie covers the earth with an ice thr ended *rood,
And fasten* if on with a breath.
The Old Tear dies in his deadly grip;
And aside from the present is cast;
New Vcar springs from ltd icy grave,
And strong in its youth the f.m to brave,
bhall live when the Winter is past.*
Select Story.
Toth Rocket was a higl'iwaytnan. No
one ever christened him Tom, and his fa
• ther’s name was not Rocket When he
was tried ibr hia life at Warwick assizes,
he was arraigned as Charles Jackson, and
they were particular about names then. If
you indicted a man as Jim, and his true
name was Joe, be got off; and when the
law was altered—so that they could set
£?uch errors right at the trial—people,
leastwise lawyers, said that the British
constitution was being pulled up, root and
branch, lint that s neither here nor there.
I cannot tell you. how it was that he came
to bo known as Tom Rocket, and if 1
could, it would not have anything to do
with my story. For six years he was the
most famous thief in the Midland counties
and for six years no one knew what he was
* lko ‘ Ke was a lazy fellow, was Tom ? he
ncrer came out except when, there was a
good prize to be picked up, and he had hia
scouts and his spies all over the place to
gire him information about booty, and
warn him of danger. But to judge by
J 7 people said, he was “on the road” at
half a dozen different places at once, every
,^ 13 Jife j for you see when any one
was -robbed of his property, or found it
convenient so to account for it, why he
likl<J !‘ u Po« Tom Rocket as a sort of ex
cuae for giving it up easily, because, you
sec, no one thought of arresting; Tom.—
So jt.was, th ,t alb sorts of conflicting de> i
scnptions of his person got abroad- One
said that he was an awfully tall .man and
had a v9 l cf M k e thunder f anotKeK that he
light hair. He was a
blue,eyes and black hair with some: ho
h a “ red face—he* was as pale os
death-—his nose Was Roman one day,”ore
* His dress was ajl
Ae .eoloiis of the rainbbur, andae 'for his
horse, .that was of every shade aud breed
fchat wfts ever hoard of, and a good, many
more-beside that have jet to be found. He
wojre a black half-maskp^
fiber it v« always obJi^hgononghi[oßßp
°?.i 80 f 8 to give each of his victims a full
tos face, only no two ot them
couia ever agree as to -what it was like.
My lather was a Gloucestershire man.—
He stood sj* toet three in his stockings,
andi measured thirty-six inches across the
caest. |He could double up a half crown
betweeq his finger and thumb, and was as
braye as a lion. ' So, many a time and oft,
when any one talked of the dangers of the
rcay, M would set his great teeth togeth
er, his head, and say that he should
the man J v ’ ho could r °b him on
toe. highway; and as I said before, he did I
see him.j and it was Tom lloeket.
. tother was a lawyer, and was, at the
time I have mentioned; engaged in a groat
tithe cause that was to be tried at the War
wick Spring assizes. So, shortly before
Christmas, he had to go over to look up
T Jhere was no cross country
coach, s£ he rode; and being, as I have
said,: a prave man, he rode alone. Ho
transacted bis business, and my poor mo
ther beidg ill, and not liking to leave her
alone lotiger than he could help, he. set
out to ride home again, about half past
nine thataapje evening. It was as beau
tiful ; a : winter's night as ever you were out
in. Hispnag was a first-rate hunter, as
doci.p as as a dog, and jfit to carry even his
weight over or past anything. He held
a brace; pf excellent pistols in' his hol
stcri l( |iuti|he jogged along,' hamming a
merry tujae, neither thinking nor caring
lor any rubber under the sun. All of a
sudden it struck him that the pretty bar
maid pf inn just out of Warwick town,
where be lied stopped to have a.girth that
he had broken patched together, had been
very busy with those self-same pistols;
and suspecting that die might Lave been
tampering with them he drew the charges
and re loaded them carefully. This done,
116 jogged on as before. . , '
Ho , had ridden about ten miles, when i
he came to a wooden bridge that there
was in those days over Avon. Just be
yond it rpgc a stolfisb hill, at the top of
which was, a sudden bond "in the road.—
Just as piy father reached this turn, a j
masked hprsemau suddenly wheeled upon ■
him, and hade him — 1 Stand and deliver !' j
It vyaa Tom .Rocket! In a second my fa- j
ther a pistpls were out, cocked and snap- j
ped witinp a yard of the highwayman’s j
breast ; bdt, one after the other, they mis- j
sed fire l ;The pretty bar-maid—a special j
favorite of-Tom's—was too sharp'to rely j
on the‘old|dodge of drawing the bajls, or I
damping tjie charge ; she thrusts a pin in
to eacp todch-hole, and broke it short olf.
“Aliy mpre V' Tom inquired, as coolly
as you please, when my father's second
pistol fliULpd in the pan.
“Tea I”'shouted my father in a fury,
'“one on your knob!’’ And seizing the
weapon last used by the muzzle, he hurled
it with all his might and main at Rocket’s
bead. Tom ducked, the pistol flew over
the hedge; and my father thrown out of
balance by : his exertion,,lost his seat, and
fell heavily on the gniss by the roadside.
In less time than it ta'kes to say so, Tom
dismounted, seized my father by the cel
lar, and printing a pistol within an inch
of bis lace as he lay, bade him be quiet,
or it would be worse for him.
“You’ve given me a .deal of trouble,
said Trim. 1 “So'just hand over your purse
without any more ado, or by G-J I’ll send
a bullet through your skull—juß there
and laid the co'd muzzle of his pistol ou
iuy father’s, for eh cad just between his eyes.
It is had. enough to have to look down
the barrel of loaded firearms upon full
cook, with a highwayman’s finder Upon
the trigger; but to have the cold muzzle
pressed slowly upon your head—ugh .'—it
makes me Creep to think of it.
My father made a virtue of necessity,
and quietly:gave up his purse, i
“ Much gqod may it do 'you” he said;
“ tor there’s;only three and sixpence in it.”
*‘ N»w; favour pocket-book,” said Tom,
not beating him.
“ Pocket-hook I” inquired my father,
little pale.
“ jrt)ckef-book !” Tom repeated ;
u :p. :tfiic|t:black one; it is in the left hand
pocket qfydur ridingcoat.”
‘“Here if is,” said my father, “you
know so about it that perhaps you
conf tell what its contents are worth ?”
“ I’ll see,4 Tom replied, quietly taking
out aj*d iunfqldihg half a dozen legal look
ing documents. ' •
“ They-are law papers-—not worth a
cent to r yqi| or any one else,” said my
father, c: -f - : ■ ' '
“ Thep,”;ijTom replied, “I can. tear
tUerji up,” qnd houiade as thoughhe
do .so* ,; .'V
. fl Hold on- year life!” my 'father
shouted, [struggling hard, but it) vain, to
-1 ’■
, Qh rsu|r : ;are worth something then;”
wid w|tTh r a ' * ' •
lt wouid take a deal of trouble to
make thein butagain,” my father replied
3ulkily-f < f that's all.” . 1 •’ f
How much trouble ?” Tom inquired,
wUh A look. f . i
<e Well,” my. father answere d u I qup
poso I know||What you. are - driving 1 at,—* j
Handmethem back undlet me'go/ apd i I
promise :«&;|end 'ydtr a
4 ■
: > very well that tiifiso papers 1
are worth more than a hundred,” said
“ A hundred and fifty then,” said my
“ Go on,’* said Tom.
‘*l tell you what it is, you scoundrel,”
cried my-father, “I'll stake five hundred
against them, if you’ll loose your hold and
fight me fairly for it.”
Tom only chuckled.
“Whjr what a hiuliy you must take mo
for,' he said; “ why should I bother my
self fighting for what I even get without.”
“ You’re a cur, that’s what you are,”
my father shouted in a fury.
“Don’t be cross,” said Tom, “ it don’t
become you to look red in the face. Now
attend to me,” he continued in an altered
tone, “do you see that bridge ? Well !
there s a heap of stones In the centre, is
there not ? Very’ good ! If you will place
five hundred guineas in gold', in a bag, in
those stones, at twelve o’clock at night
this day week, you shall find your pocket
book and all its contents in the same place,
two hours afterwards.”
“ How am I to know that you will keep
your word ?” my father inquired, a little
softened by the hope of regaining, even
at so heavy a price, the papers that were
so valuable to him.
“ 1 m Tom Docket,” replied the robber,
securing the pocket-book upon his person,
“ and what I say I mean , and what Isay
I stick to. Now, get up, and mind,” be
added as my father sprang to Lis feet,
“ my pistols don’t miss fire.”
“ I shall live to see you hanged,” my
father muttered, adjusting hia disordered
“ hhall I help you to catch your horse,”
Tom politely asked.
“ I 11 never rest* till I lodge you in'jail,”
said my father, savagely.
“ (live my compliments to your wife,'”
said Tom, mounting his horse.
“ Confound your impudence,” howled
my father.
“ Good night.” said Tom, with a wave
of his hand, and turning sharp round, he
jumped his horse over,the fence and was
out of sight in a moment.
It was hot qu:te fair of my father, I
must own, but be was determined to set
a trap fur lorn Docket, bated with five
hundred guineas, at the bridge. He post
ed up to London, saw Bradshaw, a famous
Bow street runner, and arranged that he
and Lis men should come down, and help
to eaten i om ; but just at the last moment
Bradshaw was detained upon some impor
tant govern men t trial, and so another run
ner, !• razor, a no less celebrated officer,
took bis place
It was settled that the tenners should
come by different roads, and all meet at a
way side inn. about five miles from the
b rid ire, af eight o’clock p. m., on the day
my father’s pocket-book was to bo return
ed. An hour afterwards they were to join
him on the road three miles further on.—
i heir object, yoii see, in talking this round
about course was to Mile Tom's spies and
accomplices, jmd to get securely hid about
the appointed place long before the ap
poin ed time.
My father was a little late at the place of.
meeting; but when he arrived there he
could see no one about, except a loutish
looking countryman in a smock frock,
who was swinging on a gate hard by.
“Goodnoight, maister,” said the Yokel.
“Good night to you,” replied my father.
“ Gan ye tell me who this yer letter’s
for,” said the yokel, producing a folded
paper. "
My father saw in a moment that it was
his own letter to Bradshaw.
“Where did you get that?” he asked
“Ah !” replied the yokel,'replacing it
in his pocket, “that uJ be telling. Be
yer expecting anybody ?”
“What’s that to you ?” replied my
father . ,
“Oh ’nough,” said yokel, “only a gen
tleman from Loudon—”
“ Ha!” cried my^'fathcr; “what gen
tleman !” ,
“ Will a: name beginning with F; suit
you ?” asked'the yokel.
“ Frazer ?” The word fell involuntari
ly from my father’s lips. N '
“ That s the name,” replied the yokel,
jumping down from his seat, and chang
inghis tone and manner in a moment.— : -
“ I’m Frdzer, sir; and you’re Mr. Sandi
ger, as has been robbed of a pocket-book
containing valuable papers; and; we’re
going to catch Tom Kockct as has got it
—that’s our game, sir. All right, sir ;
and now to business.” '
“ Bqjb where are your men t" my father'
asked, when. Frazer had 'explained the;
reason for his disguise, V.'■ ; V'. v
“ Allrightagainj air,” said the runner,
“ they will join ue. We have not much
time to lose, so pleaseUp lead the way.”
.. fc’ouiy father led the way, followed by
Frazer; and by the time ; £hat they earnp'
insight.ofthe bridge, they had- been jolli
ed by four London officers in different dis
guises, add from different directions-i-
Gne appewed as a tramp, one as a pedlar
andther-es a gentleman’a servant leadidg
a horse, and the fourth as
together is pre-ooucertw solrfeme. Sly
father gave Frazer gjekt: credit for the
dexterous way in ‘whidfc he had collected
hia forces. ? " i
The, bridge upon whiph| the money was
to be placed, consisted of ;two arches
[ across the river, and was joined on cither
aide by a long sort of causeway, builtupon,
piles over meadows, that; in the winter
time w,ero generally cohered with water.
It so happened! that the]very next morn
ing after the robbery, i heavy rain set in,
and soon the floods wei*ejout, sp that there
was no way of getting bn the bridge but
by going along the causeway, which ex
tended a distance of a! hundred yards,
sloping down gradually to,-the river., This
causeway was built of Wood. At some
places the timbers were covered with
earth and stones, but at Others the road
way had woruout and they were bare, so
that any one looking npj from underneath,
could see who was passing overhead. Mr.
h razor’s sharp eye took ip the position in
a moment. He got twb Ihnrdles out of a
field close by, and with spine rope, that he
had brought for another; pupose, fastened
them to the so thptfthey hung like
shelves between the roadway and the flood,
one at each side of the bridge, and about
20 yards from it. This Was his plan ; two
of his men vrfre to be'hidden on each
hurdle, whilst lie and my father, in a boat
that was concealed beneath the main arch
of the bridge, unseen thejmselves, could
watch the heap of stonea.s|hqre the money
was to be placed, and th 4 stolen pocket
book left in exchange for it. As soon as
Tom Rocket, or any of hjsT friends, remo
ved the bag in which the! gold was placed,
Fraser was to whistle, and;: his men were
to climb from their hiding; places, and se
cure whoever it might be] If he leaped
over the railing of the causeway, and took
to the water, there was the! boat in which
to follow and capture himL ■
Mr. 1 Fraser was very pubtioular to prac
tice hia allies in springing! quickly from
their places of concealment,; and impressed
upon them and my father itjie necessity of
all acting together, keeping careful watch
and strict silence. “(Audi '.now, sir,” he
said to my father as a distant clock chimeJT
a quarter of twelve, “ so, piime to get to
our places and to bait the -irap ; please to
hand me the bag that I ma!y mark it, and
some of the coins so as to be able to iden
tify them at the trial.” Hej had made up
his mind you see to nail Mj. Tom Rocket
this time
My father gave him the bag, saw him
write upon it, and: make some scratches
on about a dozen of the guineas, aiid then
my lather let himself down; |ii the boat, in
which he was immediately joined by the
runner. ■
“ lL ’s all right,” said, Fraser, in a low
“ Do you think he will chine f whisper
ed my fathen
“ Certain,” replied Frasbr; “ but hush,
we must not talk, sir, timesjldp.”
For three mortal hours did my father
sit in that boat, and tlajj runners Jay
stretched out ou the broad of their backs
upon those hurdles watching for Tom
K6cket to come for his mpiiey; and for
three mortal hours not a soul ' approached
the bridge, not a sound bp|f the wash of
the swollen river was heard,;! i By the time
that the eloee struck threof my father,
who had - teen nodding for the lust twenty
minutes, fell fast asleep as ho . sat covered
up in his cloak, for it was if Litter cold
night; but was very speedily by
hearing Fraser cry out that they were
adrift, . "I::,
Adrift they were, sure dpongh. The
rope that held them had been! chafed upon
the sharp corner of a pile,'(io Mr. Fraser
explained,) till it broke, anddray wentthe
boat, whirling round and round in the ed
dies of the river, fit to makefany one gid
dy- So strong was the streajn, 'that they
were carried a mile and a half down it,
before they could get ashoreii ; My father
waff for returning directly td: the bridge/;
and so was Fraser; but, somdhoworother;
they lost each other in the dark/ahd when
my father arrived there, haying run near
ly all the way, he found, to his great sur
prise, that,the officers had )e|VHo rush
ed to the heap - of, stones; audtbcre the
first thing ithat caught hi*|eye was his
pocket-book—the mpney %casffaonel
' Lord how he did" swear I If f
Determining to haye it |nfc with, the
runners for deserting their; posts, he-hur
ried on to the innwhdrb; t|ey' ha|i diet,
and were to pass the night. j|He knocked
at the door; No answer. ||Gre knocked
| sgaip, louder-. Ho lvHe was not
inf the very host of tempers£as you may
guess; so hegaye .the door a; ’heavy kick;
In it flow| aM i teght'. raethis view that.
&iflj took' his breath. Tied into five
chairs, hand and foot, trussed up like so
niadyChristmas turkeys, wi|h five gags in
their mouths, add their five;-pair of eyes;
glaring at him owlishly, sat mq retii ilt.
Fraser and his four Bow street runners.—
Tom Rocket had managed the business at
the bridge himself! How he - managed lb,:
get scent of the plot, and to seise the offi
cers'altogether, just at the dick of time,
m jrfather never could dud oaf» and no one
faiowjjyet. ‘
’ Upon examining my
father found a&hl»
t>n vHch daeWtten • - ' l i
; v.K| ■ i.-'
: ' *
, “By destroying thesewritlnga I oould
nave rained you. In doing so I should
hive Injured jour client, whom I respect.
For hie sake I keep my word, though rod
hayeplayedme falao.
' Tom Rockst-p.”
.Sere Mr. Josh paused, and puffed fer
some time in silence.
“ And what became of Tom?" interro
gated one of the company.
“ Well," replied Mr. Josh, “ after ha
ying been tried three times, and {Jetting
off upon some law quibble on each ockmk
ston, he. who had robbed tho worth of
thousands of pounds and escaped,* was ex*
eouted at Nottingham Tor' stealing an old
bridle 1”
Indian Love.
A young Indian failed in hiaattantlotur
to a young squaw. She made complaint
to an old chief, who appointedahearing,
or trial, Tbo lady laid the case before the
judge, and explained the nature of tho
promise made to her. It consisted of
sundry visits to her wigwam, u many in
definite attentions,” and presents, a bdnoh
of feathers, and several^yards of rod flan
nel. This was the charge. The faithless
swain denied the « undefinable attentions'*
in toto. He had visited her father’s wig
warn, for the purpose Of passing, away.;
time, when it was not convenient tohunt*
and had given the feathers and
from friendly motives, and nothing for*'
ther. During the latter paH of de
fence the squaw fainted. The, pja*. : *as
considered idvalidj and the offender sin
tenced to give the lady « a yellow feather,*
a brooch that was then dangling from huL
nose, and a dozen fox tails." The. sen©
tenoe was no sooner concluded than that
squaw sprang upon her feet, and clapped
her hands, exclaimed with‘joy :
“ Now. mo ready fo W eourfetf
Printer’s Ten Commandments;
1. Thou shalt love the printerr-rfer he
is the standard of the country: ■
2. Thou shalt subscribe for his paper—
much to obtain' the mW
of which you might remain ignorant;
3 Thou shalt subscribe to hit paper—-
for ho laboreth hard to give you the news
in due season.
, 4- D" a business man,thou shalfc adrer-*
tise that, through the profits, he may ena..
hie thee not only to pay for ttty paper,-but
‘■put money in thy purse/’ / J " -
5. -Thou shalt not visit him reginUeas
of his office rules—deranging his-papers.
6. Thou shalt nothing that wilj
give the printer trouble j that fe may not
hold thee guilty. ■
7. Thou shalt ' not read the manusotfot
in Che. hands of the compositor—for ha
will not hold thee blamclcSsi.. ;V; .
8. Thou shalt not see the newabeforeit
is printed—for he will give it id thee in
due season. ■ * -
9. Thou shalt not question him about!
things in the office—l>em it thou shalt
tell nothing. ' : !
49* Thou shalt hot, at any' time, send
abusive and iutimidatiipg;epwtref
editor, cowhide more than five
times perfdhnum. / . •
A BBApxiFULlSxTJiAcx.—Bealitiful ur
oldage, beautiful as theriow droop»u#df
mellow autumn of a. rich, glorious summer.
i.a man nature has fulfilled W
designsj she loads him with- the fruit of
a weH-spent life ; and by hi*
children,she bears him softly away to tuo
gray©, to which he is followed by blc*.
sings; £od forbid that,we should not«0l -
at beautiful. There-is another, life, hard,
rough and lhoroy, trodden with bleeding
feet, and aching brow ; a batthr which no
peace foUpws this side of the gwye s
which thojgraye capes to hnish Wow thd
vxotory is trod j and strange that it should
is the highest life of man. Gatf
along the great name of history; there da:
none whose life has been other than thi*
. .who . had been recently
>? d not orerboTv'
*T(p™ brains, concluded, on tho mor-'
°m^ ar !^ 8 ’ exercise a little by him
selt- The. field selected for the purposes
was his own apartment. Placing himself 1
ib ;ft military attitude, with bis awwA
drawn, he exclaimed: f' g'.
; t Attention, company 1 Beaty JhL
three paces, march I” and he tumbled
down into the cellar./ Bis wife, hearipm
the noise, came, running in, exclaiming :
“ My dear, hate yoij hurt yourself?”
' u Go ahont your business, woman,’* u&l
the hero, “ what do you understand abdrfc
• 'J : - .. f ft- ■:<
It is a: fair. stop-. toward; lutDoisMCi
and virtucto delight ip the company and
conversation of good men, and *E^tei| :
can t be, bad, it is better to hate ho hbtn*'
pahy at all.
Kpdnpsses are stowed away in th§,
is rose leaves in a drawer, to BWes&,
on, every object around them.
Stover have a eigarin jonrmontifc'
wile honverwog with a lady, h<sr nil Ik S>
a Oizr%e «p where a My is
NO. 60..
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