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

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VOL. 5.
jj c CjujM & DKBN, Publishers sodProprkton.
r , r .nuam, (p»y»ble adraucS.) . $1,50
All l*«P ers dlscoutmncd at the expiration of tbe time
tjb«* or ASTXEtxsura.
1 1 insertion 2 do. 3 do.
felines or Um, *25 $ 37}4 $6O
£f s i n4 re, ( 8 Hue*,) 60 75 100
(10 “ ) 100 160 200
rhl " (2* “') , . V6O 200 260
X Over tlirc e weeks and less than three months, 25 cents per
(or €ACIi insertion.
S mooths. Smooths. 1 year,
nil lint* or less, | 50 $ 3 00 $ o 00
SJ-oKe. 2 60 4 00 7 00
2?, •• tOO 6 00 10 00
rLt h 00 8 00 12 00
600 iooo uoo
mif .1 column, 10 00 -14 00 20 00
Vat column. UOO 36 00 40 00
Administrators and Executors Notices, . 1 75
Mtrchants advertising by the year, three squares,
' with liberty to change, 10 00
frofowioual or Business Cards, not exceeding 8
lincs-with paper, per year, 5 00
. Communications of a political character or individual in*
lerert will be charged according to the above rates.
Advertisements hot mjuited with the number ot insertions
dHired. will be continued till forbid and charged according
id the above tenths.
Business notices fire cents per line for every insertion. ‘
Obituary notices exceeding ten linos, fifty cents a square.
B.E 6005. U. D. J. MGRMMILL, X, D.
ing entered into Partnership in the Practice of
ine. respectfully tender their services tp the Public
is the several brunches of their Profession.
Calls will be answered either day or night at their office
—which i" the same as heretofore occupied by Dr*. Hirst
A Good.—or at the Logon House.
April 21st. ISiO 3m
W. M. LLOYD & CO.,
(Late “ Bell, Johiilon, Jack Cp.”)
Drafts on the principal
Cities, and Silver and Gold for sale. Collections
aide. Moneys received on deposite, payable oii demand,
without interest, or upon time, with interest at fair rates.
F«b. 3d. 1559. -i
I i The undersigned is prepared to WAJ-
I in the Omaha and Nebraska CHy Land Offices.—
fioud selections can uotr be inade near tin large streams
sad lettlcnicnts. The Lands of this Territory, now in
Market, are of tire best quality<-
ts, Selections carefully niiule. Letters of inquiry re
qaertej. N ALBX. F. McKINNKY,
Osxapo ub, Cass County, N. Ter.
July 11, 1559.-tf
Rev. A. B.CuAk. Altoona, Pa.
Wir. M. I.LOtn t Co- Bankers, Altoona, Pa.
IfcCacK 4 DebS, Editors, “
Taos. A. Scott, Supt. P. R. R., *-
P. McUcB.TaXB, Esq n Huntingdon, Pa.
*f . AUOONA, BUAIB.Co, Pa., v
Will practice lav in the several Courts of Blair, Cambria,
HnnliagJon, Clearfield, Centre and atfjoinfng counties. —
Also in the District Count of the United States.
Collections of claims promptly attended to. Agent for
the sale of Real Instate, Bounty Loud Warrants, and alt
badness pertaining to conveyancing, and the law. .
EkeeresceS :
lion. Wilson McCandles and Andrew Burke, Esq.. Pitta
-I'qrgh; Hon.! Sam ael A: Gilmore, i’i¥s. Judge of Fayette
Judicial' District; Hou.Chcnard Clemens, of Wheeling, Va.;
Ho* Henry D. Foster, GreeusburgT Hon.,Tohu W. KUUnger,
Lebanon: Hon, Wm. A. Porter, Philadelphia; and lion.
Oeorgo P. Ilamolton, Pittsburg. Juno 16,1855>-ly,
jp from Philadelphia, whose been so dense
ly crowded at thfe -Logan House, on former visits, can be
consulted hereafter at Ahe Altoona Ilonae, one day in each
rauutli. notice of ,which\ will be given In this paper, lie
will be in Altoona on the IStb day of July, 17 th of August
and 14th day of September, after wh(ch he will he absent
two munth«, but will give Aiot ice through this paper when
he will commence for the winter season again., lie treats
»11 diseases flesh is, heir to. A stethoscopic examitm
tkn of the lleajt. Lungs, and Throat free of charge. Thou
sands upon thousands have testified to the correctness of
hit testing diseases without asking any questions. He has
had thirty years’ constant practice among disease* of every
nature. All diseases of a private nature strictly confiden
tial. WMoc hand-bills. , Hr. W. LEVINGSTON.
Boots and shoes.—the un
dersigned has now on hand and will
.ell cheap at his store in the Masonic Tcm-
J'h- a large and complete assortment of BOOTS
AND SHOES, ready made, or made to order,
Overshoes, bailies' Sandals, Gum Shoes, Cork
Suit*, and everything in his line of business, of
the bc-t quality and on the most reasonable terms. All
custom work warranted.
Jan. 2, ’66-tf.]
1 undersigned rcEjicctfuHy informs tho public that be
ha. taken the ware-room two doors from the Branch Brad,
where be will keep on hand all kinds of
»nd attend to the duties of an UNDERTAKER.
Two good Cabinet-Makers and one apprentice wanted.
Altoona, Apr. 12. 1860. JAB. T. MOORE.
Blair county insurance
AGENCY.—The undersigned. Agent of the Blair
Umnty Mutual Fire Insurance .Company, la at all
times ready to insure against loss or damage by fire. Build
'*S?- Mfrc!iandi!f, Furniture and Property, of every des-
Jtiptton. in town or country, at as reasonable rates as any
Company in the State. Office with Bell, Johnston, Jack A
“i „ D. 1. CALDWELL, figent.
Jan. 27, ’59-tf '
(Iffice in the MASONIC TE&-
VJ’, L £' [Dec. 23,’a8.-t£
A Student wanted.
BPECTFUI.LY offers 'his professional
■wTices to the people of Altoonaand the
Otticg country.
*>e found at the office heretoloro oc
«Pled by Dr. 0. D. Thomas.
Altoona, Sept. 30, 1®58.-tf
-IC;£vUj£Es’ £ E s’ informs tbe public that he
22“*“ Boom next door to tbe a
J™'®. on, Virginia Street, vhere be
I 2?2ll &ctarB eyer y st J , « oI
BHOB8 > M reasonable prices,attd in a substantial
nner - v ,
Boot and moßMAKm—John
CTEIILk hM taken a- portion of the ■
to? 2? n P? ed by A.iM. KINO, next 'a.
Shi?• Ri &* Tin Shop, and
I®?y b> get ttpJlen’s Boot* 4
ttyle and a t low ratee. [MarJS/W^t
ktn vfnf notified not fa jmrehase orsell any lager beer
■ never have been and lold
Wrt.t~-5 rewer y - kegs contalngiDg said stamp wrfll
of ,(“s*" «d ttien, wbeteyer found, by the proprietors
k BRO.
fitooM profewlonal services to the citizens of
vicinity, 1
Ofll«^S t £.s^ wce# 6411 be K* Tcn If required.
j^wKrejiaafceo<m Branch Bast Altoona^three
ahore Coaxed’* Store. . Aprfl»»69Jy.
A&3!S$ standard patbnt
** “wcanM at i-tr. xsiMuqn.
tTe before onr readers the Lard's Prayer, beautifully
parapluTwed intoan acroatic.byThomas Stuexevent, Jr
* soldier in tho 36th regiment, .United States Infantry.
Oral Lord And King,-who reign’st enthroned on high,
Father of light, mysterious Deity f ■
Who art the great I AM, the last, tho first,
Abt righteous, holy, merciful and just.
•Is realms of glory, scenes where angels sing.
Hams is the dwelling place of God our King,
o Hauawed thy name, which doth all names .transcend,
Be thou adored; our great Almighty Friend,
Tht glory shines beyond creation’s space,,
Katun in the book, of justice, and of grace.
Tmr Kingdom towers beyond the starry skies;
Kingdom satanic JallSj but thino shall rise.
. Come, let thy empire, 0 than holy one, ■
great and everlasting.wiH be,done!
tjm. God make known his will, his power display ?
Be it the work of mortals to obey.
Dose is, tho great, the wonnderons work of lore,
Os Calvary's field he died, but reigns above,
Earth bears tho record in thy holy word.
As Heaven adores thy love, let earth, 0 Lord;
It shines transcendent In th’ eternal skies.
Is praised in Heaven—lor man the Saviour dies.
Is songs immortal angels land his name,
Heaves shouts with joy. and saints jus love proclaim.
Grp ns, 0 Lord, our food, nor cease to give
Us that food on which cur souls may live;
This be our boon today; and days to come,
Dat without end in our eternal home;
Oral needy souls supply from day to day,
D.ult assists us and aid ns when we pray.
Bread though we ask, yet, Lord, thy blessing lend,
Asd mako'us grateful when thy gifts descend,
Forgive our sins which in destruction place
Cs the vile rebels of a rebel race;
Don follies, faults and trespasses forgive.
Debts which we’er repay, or thou receive;
As we, O Lord, our neighbors’ faults o'erlook,
We beg thon’dst blot ours from memory's book.
Forgive pur enemies, .extend tby grace
Our souls to save, e’en Adam’s guilty race. '
Debtors to thee in gratitude and lovo
And in that duty paid by saints above.
Lead ns from sin, and in thy mercy raise
Cs from the tempter and his hellish ways,
Not In our own, but in hit name who bled.'
Ihto thine car we pour our every need.
Temptation's fatal charms help us to shun.
Bor may we conquer through thy conqn’ring Son.
Deliver us from all which can annoy'
Cs in this world, and may our souls destroy.
FrohMll calamities which men betide,
Evil and death, O turn our feet aside,
For wc arc mortal worms, and cleave to clay; .
Thine ’tis to rule, and mortals to obey.
Is not thy mercy, Lord, forever free?
The whole creation knows no God but thee.
Kingdom and empire in thy presence fall;
The King eternal reigns King over all.
Power is with thee be-glory given,
And be thy name earth and Heaven.
The praise of saints and angels is thine own;
Glort to thee, the everlasting One,-
Forever be thy triune name adored;
Amen ! Jlosamia! blessed be the Lord I
"Sowing his wild oats”—aye! sowing them deep,
In the heart of a mother to blossom In tears,
And shadow with grief the decline of Her years.
“ Sowing his wild oats,” tosflrer the head
Of theatre who watched throb with Joy,
Andwhoeovoice went to ncarM in prayer for “ the boy.”
“ Sowing his wild Oft*?-, toapringup And chokp ,
She flowers in the garden of a sister, whose lore ■
Is as pure and as bright as the bine shy above. .
“flowing hi* wild ants.” Ayol cheeks shall grow pale.
And sorrow shall wittier the heart of a wife, !
When manhood Urns squanders the prime of his 116.
“So wing- his wild oats.” Death, only dudi '
With his keen sharpened scythe ; the fruits wtlt ho (band
In the graveyard near by.’neath that grass coreredinonnd.
At church Joe says his manly heart
With true deration swells,
Dismoriogthat, as some assart,
>. He’s leAthere by—the belles;
WhDe Jane,' tbebapplort Ofcoquette*.
: Whose eyesno »anvwibaK 7^rt
Meet piously employs her time '
In looking for—tAs Ainw.
SWed Ijfletrg.
I Frmn. ihA liouu JUvtUle.
Give me a home in the country.
Far from the din and strife.
The dust and the rattling commotion
That torture the city life.
Give me the fragrantlillies
-That grow in the forest old,
Where the graceful fern and the wild-rose
A volume of beantyunfold.
Give me in the shadow
Of a cool, vine-covered bower,
When the parched earth is glowing
With the beat of noon-tide hoar.
1 : 11 wander beside the water,
' Down by Hie ruined mill;
I'll-stalk at the snnaet hour,
Over tho breezy hill—
And watch for the first appearing,
- On high, of the maiden moon,
When a smile of love is playing
On the rosy face of Jans.
Then firogrant winds will whisper
A marvelous tale of mirth.
And insects a lullaby murmur,
Soft to the sleeping earth.
I have sighed when the leaves were dropping,
One by one from tho trees.
And mourned when the willows were trembling
In fear at the chilling breeze. I
And shadows creep down at the hill-side,
And told a mournful tale
Of the Frost-King that came at the sunset.
And lettered the stream in the vide.
And a froop of white-robed fairies
Come at the dead of hfeht,
And hang upon allthe branches
Garlands of jewels bright.
Now alone in the quiet country,
With nature face to face,.
Walt 1, till merry spring-time
Comes with a warm, embrace;
To banish the wind and tempest
That war in the winter eky—
Bearing a loving message*
To Earth, from the Baler on high.
Hdcd IJfallang.
Printers tell many queer, quaint, quiz-'
zical, and sometimes startling stories; and
while they do a great deal in that way for
the mere fun of the thing, it is not to be
supposed that they are always joking—al
ways fibbing it, merely for the sake of
■raising a laugh, or creating- wonder. In
their numerous flittings, they mingle with
many strange sights, and often encounter
perils whibh to many would appear in
We wilj relate a little story which we
heard from the lips of a poor young fel
low now dead and gone.
Ip the year 18—, we were assisting in
the editorial department of a doily paper
which was published in one of the small
cities of York ; one night—or rather
morning, (for editors, reporters and prin
ters are compelled to keep all sorts of
hou,rs) —after the “ forms” were “ locked
up,” and everything was ready for a final
adjournment to our respective boarding
honsesj a proposition was made to visit a
restaurant near by for the double purpose
of having a smoke and refreshing the in
ner man with a little something good and
pleasant to the palate.
Accordingly we repaired to the eating
saloon, and while discussing the good
things before us, we entertained each relating our adventures by sea
and land.
“ Did I ever: tell you of that adventure
I had iu New ; Orleans ?” asked Charley
Hodman, a gay, dashing, good-looking,
and really gifted young man.
. u Guess not/' was the response.
“Well, will you hear it now?"
“ Certainly," fell from a half dozen lips.
“ Veil, then,; I was working on a morn
ing paper in NeW Orleans, during the
winter of 18 —, and as I was going from
the office to my boarding-house,
twelve o’clock one night, I was suddenly
startled by the abrupt appearance of a fe
male, who rushed before me and threw
herself down in my path. I was just in
the light of the street lamp, and she turn
ed her face up to mine, I noticed that she
was both young and beautiful.
“Save me, sir! save me!” she cried,
clasping my kgs frantically.
“ Save you from what ?” I demanded, as
I raised.her to. her feet. “I don’t see
anything." .
“Oh ! sir, a brutal looking man was
pursuing me, threatening my life and
honor I”was the trembling, agitated reply.
“ Mother was: taken sick, and I was forced
to go out for medicine, and that’s the way
I came In the streets at so late an hour.—
It couldn’t be helped sir; though I never
was out so late without company
“Where do. you live?" I inquired
fairly facinated by the girl’s beautiful face
and soft voice.;
“Not far from here, sir, only around
the. street,” said the girl; “ but lam afraid
I shall meet that man again. Ob, sir, if
you will only see me safe at home I shall
be deeply indebted to you.”
“ Certainly I will,”, was the response;
“ but still there don’t appear to be' any
person in pursuit of you.”
At that moment 1 heard the clatter of
feet down the street, and turning my face
in that direction, ! saw a man approach
ing the spot where we were Standing at a
rapid run. J
The girl looked in the same direction
and at the same time 1 did;
“There he Comes now!” she exclaimed
in a deep fearful whisper, at the same time
tightly clutching me by the arm.
Suddenly turning away from me, the
girl darted up the street.
“ Stop, young lady !” I cried. “ I will
protect you—you need not fear.”
This was rather aloud promise. under
the circumstances, but I did not .stop then
to consider what I had said.
The girl; did pot heed me, but dashed
op, and"" involuntarily I followed in her
steps. After fanning a couple of blocks,
she stopped an| looked back at me In a
few moments I reached her side, and by
that time the man was not far behind.
“ You had fetter come into the house,”
she said, nervously, “ for I am sure that
man is very evil designing, and may do
you some hiring v
As she spoke she mounted the steps of
a very ancient looking dwelling, and vio
lently rang therbell. I followed her, hot
exactly fromprudential motives, bat he
cause I wanted .to see more of her and he
cause I -w«f fonq of adventure of any kind.
Almost issimatly the door was opened,
when I followed tie young womamnside.
An did hideous-looking negro woman
stood in the hall just beyond the door,
holding a lamp in her hand. i
' “ Why, what’s the matter Caroline ?”
demanded the hag. " 1
~ " Shut the door quick, I’ve been way
htid by a ruffian I” responded she excited
ly'.* u This way, sir,” she added, addres
mng me, at the same time opening the par
lor d(K>r, and pointing into the room.
I. bowed and passed in, and at the same
t|iae X heard the front door closecf and
mm*. f
"Excuse mesibr a moment, sir, while I
[independent in everything.]
speak to my mother !” pursued the young
girl The next moment, before Ihad time
to reply, the door was closed and, I was
left alone.
I walked to a sofa, a Hgbt was burning
in the room, and sat down. Then I took
a survey of the apartment. The furniture
had been good in its day, but then much
worn and battered.
A few minutes afterwards, the satanic
looking negress opened the parlor door,
and poked her face into the room.
“ Miss Carline quests the gentleman to
walk up stairs."
I began to think the proceedings rather
Strange, but still reckless spirit induceff
me to follow the negress.
; Up tw9 pair of stairs and to the door
of a back apartment she led me. She
knocked and the door opened.
“ Walk, in sir, if you please,” she said,
very defferentially.
I stepped into an apartment that had
no windows in it, and was confronted by a
huge burly negro man. At the same mo
ment I heard the door closed and locked,
a&d for the first time began to think seri
ously of danger.
“ Fork ober sar !” exclaimed the negro
abruptly and threateningly.
I carried quite a valuable watch, and
had a considerable amount of money about
me, for that night I had been paid off at
the office and a really clever sum was
standing to my account. I xnew I had
been drawn into a den of thieves, but in
ternally resolved not to lose my property
without making an effort to save it, let the
consequences be what they might. •
“Do you mean to rob me ?” I deman
ded resolutely.
“ Spect I do ?” was the unmistakeablc
“ I warn you !” said I, my blood boiling
up, “ that I shall not patiently submit to
any such an outrage/'
“ Don’t ’spect you will, sar,” responded
the negro, as be displayed a murderous
looking knife, “ but we neber do anything
by halves. We neber lets any one that
comes here go way again—'cause they
might tell sales.”
“ Would you murder me, you black
thief?” I cried, passionately.
“ 'Spect I would,” replied the cut-throat
with a broad grin. “ I’se used to that
sort of business, and don’t mind it a bit.”
I was now fully alive to the fact that I
was in a very dangerous situation, and, to
tell the truth, I felt dreadful nervous
about it. What to do I knew not. That
the girl I had encountered was probably a
quadroon, and certainly a decoy, and that
I had been led to the house to be plunder
ed, and perhaps murdered, I had every
reason to believe.
“ Come, sir, fork ober, den jump down
The rascal must have touched a spring
somewhere, for, as he spoke, a trap-door
flew open in the centre of the floor.
' I looked at the the trap and then at the
negro,’in doubt as to whether I had heard
“ If yer jump down, sar, ye’ll sabe me
de trouble of frowin’ yer down!” he added
“ You bloody rascal!” I cried madly,
“ do you think I’ll deprive myself of life
just to gratify you ?” ?
“ You won't do nuffin, hey !” cried the
negro, springing at me like a wild beast;
“ den take dat,!”
The villain made a slashing cut at me,
bPt with a single bound I sprang clear to
the other side of the trap and escaped the
deadly blow.
Boiling over with diabolical rage, the
accursed cut-throat again sprang at me,
bounding across the pit with the spring of
madness. As his feet touched the edge,
upon which I was standing, I involuntari
ly put out my hands towards him, and
shoved him back. I hardly intended to
throw him down the pit, but down he
went, in a moment disappearing out of my
I did not stop to learn the villain’s fate,
for I judged that I should have more such
work on my hands before I got out of the
house* if indeed, I ever succeeded in ma
king my escape from this den of infamy.
Instantly after the fall of the negro, I
ran around the pit, pod sprang towards
the door. Just as I reached the door, how
ever, and was-taking hold of the knob,
some one turned it on the other side. I
sprang up against the wall, and in a way
that would keep me put of sight of any
one that might enter. The next moment
the door opened, and a head'''was thrust in
the room. Without who it
was, and taking it for grantcduiat all in
the house were arrayed against me, I dou
bled my fist and with all my strength in
stantly dealt a bbw at the head, that bru’t
the person at full length on the floor; The
£sme moment showed me that it was the'
negress. •
, The hag was entirely insensible, and I
forthwith dragged heir into the room and
shut the door.: At length my attentive
ear caught the sound of light footsteps,
outside, and a moment afterwards the door
was opened. This time it wss my heauti
fed deceiver who appeared. The first ob
ject her eyes seemed to encounter was the
prostrate form of thenegress, and with an
bxoltunation Of astonishment shedarted
into the room." ’
Quick as lightning 1 placed my back
against the door. The movement at once
attracted the girl’s attention to me.
“Now, my lady!” I hissed bat—fhr I
was excited —“you and I most have an
understanding. You led me into this in
fernal den by your tricks; and you have
got to show me the way out of it, or by
all my hopes, yonder black pit shall be
your grave. Any way I may lose my life,
and I am as deperate as a man; can be.—
You see the old hag cannot help you just
now !” I added,, pointing to the still in
sensible negress ; “ and the villain who was
here, and would have taken my life, lies at
the bottom of the pit.”.
The girl looked bewildered and ex
claimed : i
“ 1 could not help it, sir. Indeed lam
forced to do so,” -
“ That matters not to me,” I added, in
credulously, “ can you conduct me out of
this house ?”
“ Yes, sir,” was the eager reply!
“ Then lead on,” I added, pointing to
the door. “ But mark you, if I see a sign
of treachery, or notice the least effort to
create an alarm, I’ll tear you limb from
I was strong and wild, and meant what
I said, and the girl saw it.
“ There is no one else in the house, I
assure you,” she responded.
“ Lead the way," I said, hardly credit
ing what she said. 1
The girl passed from the room, when I
locked the door, put the key in my pock
et, and followed close behind ;her. No
lights were visible anywhere except in the
room we had just left] but keeping her in
front of me, and within reach of my band,
I stepped along. In a few moments we
reached the front door. The girl stopped
a moment and got a key from some, hiding
place, the next moment, however, she
opened the door, and I sprang outside—
thanking God for my preservation.
Without a word, even without a look
behind me, I started away, hardly con
scious of the direction I pursued. I'found
my way to my boarding house, however,
and at the earliest hour practicable, laid
the whole matter before the authorities.-
Finally I led a party of police to the den.
Not being able to obtain admittance in the
usual manner, the doors were forced.—
Everything in the house remained undis
turbed, but not a soul was to be found high
or low. The traps, however, were soon
discovered, and it was upon exam
ination, that there was a succession of
traps, which conducted to a deep murky
pit, in the cellar. The house : had evi
dently been the haunt of robbers for a
long time.
At the bottom of the pit we found the
mangled and mutilated remains ne
gro, and a heap of fiesfalessbones, {shud
dered to think what might have been my
fate, and congratulated myself On my for
tunate escape. I bad evidently been more
favored than many others. That is all,
“ A very good story, very, well told,"
said I, as Rodman concluded.
“ And true, gentlemen, whether you be
lieve it or not.”
Carrying the Turkey Home.
Chief Justice Marshall was a greatman
—but great men are never proud. He was
not too proud to wait upon himself. He
was in the habit of going to market him
self and carrying home Ins purchases. Of
ten he would be seen going home at sun
rise with poultry in one hind and vegeta
bles in the other. 6 * On one of these occa
sions, a fashionable young mami from the
Northj who had removed to Richmond,
was swearing violently because Jhe could
find no one to carry home his turkey.—
Judge Marshall stepped up tted asked
where he lived. When he heard he said,
“ That is my way; I will take your turkey
home for you.”. When they came to the
house, the young man asked, “ What shall
I pay you ?” “ Oh, said the
Judge,.“ you are welcome; it was all in
my way, and it was no trouble to me.” .
“Who is that polite old who has
brought home my turkey for me ?”'asked
the young man of a bystander! “ Oh,*’
said he, “that was Judge
Justice of the United States.” ’
“ Why did he bring home my turkey?”
“ I suppose he did it,” said tile bystan
der, “ to teach you not to feel above at
tending to your own business.”
t&F Eternity has no grey _ hairs. The
flowefs fade, the heart withers, man grows
old and dies j the world lies down in the
sepulchre of ages j but time writes no
pinkies on; eternity I Stupendous thp’t I
The ever-present, unborn, undecaying,
and undying T--the endless chain, encom
passing the Hfe of God~thegolden thread
Sntwiiiihg the destinies of the universe.
Earth has its beauties, hut time shrouds
them for the grave; its honors are but the
sunshine of an hous; its palaces—they
are but gilded sepulchres; its pleasures—
they arc bdt as bursgpg bubbles. Not so
in me .untried bourne. In the dwelling
of the Almighty can come no footsteps of
dccayL Its way will know nq darkening
iiptondor forbids the of
night. . . I ■
• t' V
Blue Monday— A Sketch ibr Honue
. Clouds just as gray as lead. I warrant
it. wi|l ram~-it always rains on Monday—
I wi& there was’nt any such dajr in the
calendar. I believe it was only invented
to punish Eve for eating that miserable
apple ! Nowj bera ana those trowsers to
be mended—a good half hour’s work, and
Mr. Sage hurrying me the whole. time,
tillj'm so nervous X don’t know whether
I have got a needle or a crow-bar. He
never'finds out that anything wants mend-,
ed Accept on Monday mornings—the very
day I’m hurried and worried to death.—
He don’t see why Monday is .worse than
the rest of the week, he says—^-I wish he
had to stay at home and superintend the
washing for onoe!
“ Staroh is gone, men !” Of course it
is, that’s just Irish calculation. : Why
couldn’t you have told me of it on Satur
day, Biddy ? Now I wonder whatl’mta
do ! For mercy’s sake what is all that
screaming ? Tommy fallen do\m stairs
and bumped his head? My children al
ways select Monday mornings totumble
down stains in! Where’s the chamblior
bottle? Who’s that knocking aa-if die
meant to burst the basement doors-in f
The ice man ? Tell him I’m busy; I’ll
*pay him to morrow. He won’t'wait. Q r
dear me, now there’s got to' be a scratch
fot my portemonnaie. Does anybody'
know where it is ? What’s that Tommy f
The last you saw it, the baby was trying
toswollowit? 0, here it is, under.the
cradle. “ will I plaze to order Tor
dinner ?” Goodness graoions 1 I believe
I shall go distracted! 1 don’t care if we
never have any dinner Beef apd greens
I suppose, they’re the least trouble of apy- 1
thing. What does make the baby so fret
ful? It seems as if he knew it was blue
Monday.” 11 There isn’t any bread, mdn,
and the baker hasn’t been here this morn
ing 1” I declare, I will discharge that
man; he’s ho business to fail os on Mcn
day morning. What’s the trouble now ?
Biddy and Norab have. quarreled aboftt
the soap down stairs, and/Biddy says she'
won’t stay in the house another jninnte.
Was ever a poor creature so beset with ’
troubles oeforo ? Now I’ve just got in
lay everything aside, and go down tq play
cook myself, while baby swallows btmdns
and needles and such things, and-Thomas
raises Bedlam generally.' Perhaps I Out
keep him quiet for a few -minutes, with a '
bowl of bread and milk. The catban
knocked the milk pitcher over? Well*,
that corresponds-with the rest of the day
charmingly. Raining hard; I might have
prophesied it, and all the fine clothes out
on the line, Mercy on us, two* o’clock I
why, where has the day ? Mr.
Sage will be home in fifteen minutes,
clamoring for his dinner, and everything
behind time 1 j i
There, that’s -just like you, Sage I 1
suppose you think its manly and generotiu ■
to snarl like a cross dog, because there's
nothing hut beef and greens for dinner.—
You never did like 'em ? Sage 1 don’t be
lieve you know, what yon do like .on Mon
days. You wish Mondays were abolish
ed ? So do I Sage: and 1 wish cross hus
bands were too I you seen* to suppose 1
have no trials! There he's gone | and I
know I have been pertish and Jeet my
temper —but who could help it I'q like to
know. I am always half crazy on Mon
days Poor, dear Sage; X know he can't
eat greens—he shall have soijrething hot
for supper, if I have to cook it myself.—
If there’s any one thing that tries a Wo
man’s, temper more than another, it is blue
Monday. r
A City Lass,—Two young ladies of
thfe city were lately spending the summer
in northeastern Now York. During their
visit they took several long rides with the
daughter of their host about the country.
On one of those occasions—as they had
been travelling some distance, and. the day
was warm; and a trough of running water
stood invitingly by the road-side—they
concluded to give the pbny a drink. One
of the city ladies agreed to get out and
arrange matters for this purpose. The oth
ers remaining in the carriage and deeply
engaged in 4 conversation, fbr some tune
paid no attention to the proceedings of
their companion. When, at length, sur
prised by the long delay, they turned to
ascertain the cause, they discovered her
endeavoring to unbuckle the crupper, (the
name of the strap which passes round the
horse’s tail.) In amazement they inquir
ed, “ What in the world arc you doing
that for ?" She naively replied, “Why,
I ? m unbuckling this strap to let the horse’e.
head down so he can drink I”
Growth of Young AMEBidA.-~Jsye
ry day we see proofs of this encouraging
fact. Here is one of the latest iaMftiees
of rapid developments v
“Have you been to the public libra
ry ?” asked a youth of his &thw the oth
er day.
“ No I have not,” said the father.
“You had better call and fhe
youth continued. “Jnstmentibn mvAftmo
to the librarian, and he will show wmlTt
eiy attention.” •
#»af would a window -eiy ?
v■ . “
NO. 25.