The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, October 11, 1860, Image 1

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    of Iron purified
H } Jr °gen, Sams,
tuthontics. both i„ Knrorw,
1 1 ibod in .their practice '
doily proves that no nrenn
i with it.
■ v ; polo and otherwise sicWy
otj in almost every concsl-
EJn'im, iti into nstruatUm '
>hontt. Chrome Ihadache,
•ry J imptes on the fhce £
w hether the result of acute
onntion of nervous and nitti*
plaints, ono trial of this rL
h> an extent which no it
u would render credible—
o have become forgotten in a
suddenly re-appeared in tho
Irom a protracted travel la
ini instances of this kindar#
naciated victims of apparent
atlun, critical changes, and
d dyspeptic aversion to air
sician has no name.
I kinds, and for reasons fa
ction of this preparation of
ny, for, unlike tho old ox
itlumt being exciting and
huiy aperient, even in Uia
•ii"s.« without over being a
:i.disagreeable sensation,
mg,others, which makes it
inaiieut a remedy for Ihltt
■xert a distinct and spociSc
eiidepcy which forms them,
s ore its causes, a single box
often snlliced for-tho most
tendont Custirentti.
i 'when advanced to Dysen
ti,d apparently malignant
cisive and astonishing. ’
li and Hticn/tth,debilitating
>i' b generally indicate lr£
■ dy baa allayed the alarm
C\eral very gratifying and
Ids medicated iron has had
u -the most cautiously bol
aitjiout any of their. well*
mt be too confidently Invt*
r-:, in the casus peculiarly
. and inflammatory—in the
• —it hits been .invariably
z tbo pain and reducing the
into and muscles.
t necessarily bo a groat re
runl its pi-ogfoss in the new
. ulmhy j)a one of hlgh r*-
d in the whole history of
.ni'pt, linppy, and fally r «.
- complete digestion, rapid
in unusual disposition for
mediately follow its pso.
staining 50 pills, prico 50
i-ts and dealers. Will b«
lit of the price. All letters,
Oexeiul Aqests,
-o Cedar St., New York'.
in the praise of
' to afford instantaneous re >.
« as tC by magic, pad oik
it what we soy is lt
f s by removing Vie suffer
deadening its sensibilities.
e 1 f as the only reliable prep
r.i.x Tbltiiixu, Dl.umuou,
n.s, Acidity op tub Etou
iul Cnot p, also, for sojlen
dim, regulating the Bowels,
:!—hidjig an (inti-f]Hismodic
in all oases of CoSTCLSIOJ*
■ life and health of your
'ran U:o~e tad and High tiny
• result from the use of nilr
far Infantile CbmplainU
.-rf-ctiy harmless, andean*
lit. Price. 25 cents. Full, ,
i’. Prepared only by
lUr j.uhviiy, New-York, ,\
in ' elements, and
r.l-. Analyze the Blood of Liver Complaint,
lind in erery instance cer
h-s of Blood. Supply then*
■ .. ell. The BlooD F 00» to,
Mivtice its astonishing an#- ij
tlie Blood in different dls*
CNcnms, or any affection
3,-. inducing CpjfScriPTlOJi,
for Depression or Spirit*,
r.'Wic Com plaints, arising
v. and NEnvoi's PEOSIiM-
No. .1 for DrsPIPSIA.
V tion it i« takes nr Dbop*
■ circulation, so. that what
.'•co siiceial directions for
i >ns, SonorcLors, Kidsei,
;.i. ;>. In all cases the dl* ‘
d. Price of the Stood Hbod
‘.i Broadway, New-York. |
phii, nndG. XI.KEYSEB,
iifnrray, HollidaysbuigJ
.liroughout the'country.
rim*' and Criminal* I* to
dv circulated throughout
he Great Trials, Criminal
on the some, together wiw
not to ho found In any
r;n • «;! for six months, to
should write their namsa
i acre they reside plainly-/
v York Police Gazette,
jYno York City-
ice and Trust Co.
, $500,000.
, St., S. E. corner of
[Oct. 27 tb, 1869-Jy-
-'•py The undersigned,
r.u. Insurance Company,«
l<w» or damnge by
(i > and iV^rtyof e«ry
at as reasonable rate*
in the Masonic Temple-.
; .-UOKMAKEB, Jga*
ttner. .
[Deo. 23, ’58.-tt
and tho
heretofore oc- SI
>,xvu P-xnoOT*HS£
i upoa. I .
| | J 11 '|I?V -r ~ N ' ''■ “' '■ -t *
jtfoCRUM & I>ERN, ;
VOL. 6-
K ttie People’s Shoe Store.
N Take pleasure in announcing to the citlxens of Altoo-
Mndsnrroundlng country that they havejust received,
t their store on Annie street, two doors below the Poet
, toga and handsome assortment of BOOTS, SHOES
iS OAITKIIS, for Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children’awear,
t7_ij f \u» and kinds. Their stock is of neat finish and ex-
Client manufacture, which they will sell for CASH only,
ft least 26 PER CENT. CHEAPER than the same can be
purchased elsewhere—as will be seen by relerring to the
blowing: pricelist j-7
< Men s fine calf Boots,
Men’s fine kip Boots,
Boy’s kip Boots,
Men’s Calf Gaiters,
Men’s Oxford Ties, ' 162 to %2 00
Men’s Brogan’s, A 12 to 1 65
Boys’ Brogans, 76 to 1 20
Yontbs’Shoes, 62 to 87
Children’s Shoes, 26 to 65
Ladies’Congress Gaiters, ISO to 165
ladies'Lasting Gaiters with heels, 187 to 150
ladies’ Superior Lasting Gaiters, 1 85
ladies’ Morocco Boots with heels, 130 to 155 \
Ladies’ Morocco Boots without heels, 1 25 to 1 37
ladles’ Goat Boots withhoels, 1 125
Ladies’Coif Boots with heels, 1 I 20 to 126
Misses’Calf Boots with heels, 76 to 1 00
Misses’ French Morrocco Boots, with heels, 126
Haring bought our good? for they were put at the
lowest figure, and by doing an exclusively cash basinet*
customers are not mode to puy for bad debts hence dor
liw prices. I ■
And if you want a good and' fashionable Boot or Shoo
made, leave your measure and: they will have it made at
short notice. Repairing done in,the neatest manuor, and
on reasonable terms.
We respectfully solicit a liberal share of public favor.
Sept. 13,1860.-tf. j
Literacy Emporium and NeWa Depot
The subscriber continues to
keep constantly on hand all tire host literary papers and
I] periodicals, daily papers from New York and
r Pittsburgh, together with a good assortment of Books. All
| ' tbs School Books used in this place and Ticihity always on
hand. ■ ' , , |
Also, a choice lot of ConCsctioqaries, and knick knacks
of sll kinds for children. Also.tbo best Tobacco * Segars
to b« bad"in town, together with la fine assortment of Gold
and Silrcr Peocjls, Gold Rings and other articles of Jewel
ry. Call land examine. " , H. FITTINGKK.
Altoona, July 2d, ’6O-ly. JVb. 1 AlioonaMoust.
I J The undersigned is prepared to locate LAND WAR
RANTS in the Omaha and Nebraska City Land Offices.—
Good selections can now be made! bear the large streams
sniKeeUlomeuts. The Lands of this Territory, now in
Ustket, am of tiie best quality. ; _ _
tS~ Selections caiefiuly madft, Letters cf inquiry re
Ouapous, Cass County, N. Ter.
July U, 1859.-tf
K«t. A', B. Cuns, Altoona, Pa.
Vm. M. Ijlotd A Co., Banker*, Altoona, Pa.
McCann ft Dna, Editor*. “
Tuos. A. Boon, Sopt. P. B. It-, «
P. MoMca,Tn«,Esq., Huntingdon, Fa.
\V. M. LLOYD & CO.,
. . ALTGOJfA, PA.,
JOHNSTON, jack: & CO.,
(Late “Bell, Johnelon, Jack $ Co.’’)
Drafts on tde principal
Cities, and Silver and Gold for sale. Collections
made. Moneys received on deposits, payable on demand,
without interest, or upon time, with interest at fiir rates.
Feb. 3d, 1859.'
T 1). leet,attorney at law
Will practice law in tlie.sdveral Courts of Blair, Cambria,
Huntlngdoa, Clearfield, ■Centro' 1 «ml adjoining couuUfi.—
Also in the District Ccjunt of tbe| United States.
Collections of claimi promptly attended to.: Agent for
tbsialeof Heal Estate, Bounty Land Warrants, and ali
holiness pertaining to,conveyancing and the law.
Hon. Wilson McCandies and Andrew Burke, Esq., Pitts
osrgh; Hon. Samuel A. Gilmore, Pros. Judge of Payette
Jndiclal District; Hon; ChenardGiomens,ol
Hoe Henry D. Foster, Groonshurg; Hon. John W. Etllinger,
Lebanon;, Hon. Wm. A. Porter, Philadelphia; and Hon.
Ocorge P. Uamelton, Pittsburg. ! Jqne 16,1859-ly.
attorney at law,
T T KAL Courts of Blair, Cambria and'-Huntingdon
counties. 1 " ° several years' in the practice of
1 * x P oCt * to merit'public jiatronage. '
IKHcs mi Virginia Strict, in the room lately occupied by
Miti. Lest, Esq. | CBept.6,lBBo;-tC
a r.. good, n. d. , j, n sooou, x. »
jL/ INO entered into Partnership in the Practice of
awllcins, respectfully tender their services to the Pahlie
,n the several brauches of their Profession.
Calls wdl be answered either day or night at their office
—whlcli is the same aa heretofore occupied by Drs. Hirst
* Good,—or at the Logan House.
April 21st, 1859 3m
Boots and shoes.—the un
uenjigned has now on hand and will '
wn cheap at his store In the Masonic Toni-t|o
»vi?i?lK,2 nd <»“plete assortment
sou SHOES, ready made, or made to order. ■
werehoea, Ladies’ Sandals, Gum 'Shoes, Cork
and everything In Ijisline orbnsiness,of
m 2™ <inali *-y and on the * most reasonable terms. AU
emtom work warranted. '■ i
_ Jan - 2 ’ ’ B H f -l j. shoemaker.
he Root and Herb Hotter,
rh-,,, r .V 10 Rock y Mountains, for a new supply of Roots.
Huw iu turn again ani can be consulted at John Wood’s
lsth li, r« a ’ on day Of Noremberand on Uie
™° f P' ce ™ t>er - Also; one day In each month for
thu * m<mtb9 Ihertnltorj notice of which will be Riven In
ffil’wco. ' if- w. umsjisxoN.
»°$SS»r3?- T de ” ,sn6 ?’ A B ° nt ‘ of the Blair .
lime, r„„V, n J u^ 1 Hre Insurance Company, lg at all
ii,„ to j ■ n * n^. aga,Mt lo “ ;ot <taD “SO by Arc, Build-
Furniture anil Property, It every dee-
at as reasonable rates as any
“pany in the State. Officowifh Bell, Johnston, Jack *
' ». «. CABDWBLL, fi gm t.
professianalserricosto tho
Office on Railroad street,
t onsnUw?w?*ii\ f c,n Etotel, where they may bo
M’t! Mseo'-U ““P* ' when I'tefeaaionally engaged.
N OTA ft Y p UBLIC.1C.
Cctl,^ ,** the'* lol * of J.B.Hilema.n.
to located, tn the Borough of Altoona. Apply
OF AtL descriptions
( . ** lo4 executed at thl* offlce.
< . \
$3 25 to $3 50
2 16 to 3 25
1 76 to 2 00
1 76
2 00
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Baring purchased the spacious Iron Building, No. 489.
fitted It up with every convenience to
‘to* branch devoted to
COUNTRY ORDERS; and having ©larger capital than any
other parly invested-lo the business, I am now prepared to <
offer,greater advantages and better gilts than ever to mv
customers. — ~ . 3
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hare the advantage, of receiving a handsome.present,
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endorsed by the Book Trade and all the
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citizens of the United States, oaoh of
whom have received substantial evidence
1 of the advantages derived by purchasing
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or bookseller in the United States to
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Jldcd Jfldrg. ,
Youaf o vary lovely, lady I
' Soft and fair your skin
(■ i Beauty’s pencil has been there,
1 Blending colors fresh and tare; ;
\ Is all fair within ?
\ Tcsjthat blush with modest glow,
\ Sweetly tells wbat I" would know.
Ton are very gentle, lady-1
Uiunblo and discrcctl
Lot not words of artless praise,
Kindle anger in year gaze.
Praise is not unmeet,
When the Ups of truth doth find
Language for th’ approving’ mind.
You Biro very dear, sweet lady I
■ Will you bear my suite!
Honpst is my love, and purs;
Lasting while my days endure;
Why are you so mute f .
Ah! you smile and blush and sigh 1
I do-ask no more reply.
Jldect IPkcllaiig.
In September, 1852,1 occupied; a room in a
two-stOry frame building on Stockton street, in
San Francisco, in which were perhaps half-a-doz
en lodgers—possibly more. As I seldom visited
my room daring the day, and invariably retired
at 12 o’clock, I rarely met any of my neighbors
—or, if I did, it was without my knowing them.
With tiyoiof my fellow lodgers I became partial
ly acquainted. One was a middle-aged man,
occupying a room adjoining mine, and divided
from it by a thin partition. Against that thin
boundary stood oar beds—the middle aged gen
tleman’s ant^mine—not to exceed three inches
apart. The; middle aged gentleman was wedded
to the habit of snoring. And nis was a pecu
liar snore, not a periodical accompanying every
fourth or fifth inspiration, but a terrific and un
interrupted combination of Snorts, groans and
snuffles, with the addition of teeth grinding and
occasional plunges of the extremities against the
creaking foot board. For a week I stood up
against[the clatter. At length, ! knocked at bis
door. I was desperate. lie rose, struck a light,
and for'the first time we met fqce to face. I had
prepared myself to deluge him with sarcasm—
to abuse him with Billingsgate—to sink him with
abuse. ] His; face was round and jovial, and his
head‘so entirely destitute of hair; that Ico uld
not'summon ‘Courage to utter a single harsh
word. For. -a moment wo peered into each
others faces. !
“ Cub 1 dp anything for you ?” ; I inquired.
Smith, ifor that was his name, must have read
my have - known he snored—
must have been aware of the object of my visit
—for be immediately replied:
“ Yes, toy friend, join me in a glass of brandy
and watef —I; haven few drops of something
genuine. : Pemit toe to insist,” He continued,
observing my hesitation, “you will sleep all the
better for it,” and he gave me a looks welling
over with commiseration.
■ ■ I meekly followed him to his sideboards, and
we pledged each other in n glass of ancient vin
tage, He pressed mo to smoke a cigar. I
could scarcely do less. Sitting on the side of the
bed, with bis I round visage peering through a
gauze of smoke, and bis fat legs Swinging good
tiatairedly, Stoith wnsa picture. { Together we
would i&ve afforded an dipusing sketch for
Punch. |le talked incessantly, end,before I left
him we touched glasses several times, and I firm
ly resolycd that he might shore, night and day,
for a year to; borne, and I would not disturb him,
I wrung bis hand in ccstaoy of friendship, .and
bade him aniaffectionate good night, Smith’s
brandy wasj playing strange tricks, with] my
fancy and I frit as though something was whis
pering, as though to “ Macbeth”—“ Sleep no
more.” ' Irritated at my wakefulness, I drew
my clothes on and was soon in the streets The
moon rddb high in the heavens, and the night
was ‘ beautiful as a poet’s dream. - Strolling
around tlie btreet ns far as Clay, 1 suddenly
turned the corner, and encountered a crowd of
half-drunken rowdies, standing in front of a
boose they had either just left or were about to
enter. In the act of retracing my steps] Iheard
some one oxqliim, in a boyish tone :'
“ Not to-night, gentlemen, some! other time,
but not;to-night; please' excuse' me.” 1 !
' The speaker in passing along the street had
been stopped: by the rowdies, and invited to
“ Bah I” exclaimed a number of voices, “you
must come to the scratch—either drink of fight,”
“ But, gentlemen, I cannot, ,s ‘ insisted . the
stranger, struggling to free himself from the
grasp of hia “ I cab neither drink'
nor fight to-night; lam not well”’! ‘
“.Gnipmoh!” growled the'party, attempting
to force him into the house. i:
I felt that.’ as a conservator of the peace and
champion of Society it fras my duty to interfere,
Smith’s brandy told me so, and furnished the
nerve, in addition, to carry out the fesolation.
Striking quietly in upon the crowd, I laid my
hand upon tho boy’s shoulderand reqaested him
io* follow mje. ; He' turned .to' cojnpty. when
“ Give him one!” yelled one of the rowdies, and
the next moment I received a blow on the back
[independent in everything.]
of the neck, and found myself leaning against
the sido of a house. I waq not atudneid btti ex
asperated'beyond measure. The liquor of my
bald headed fellow lodger steeled my nerves to
notion, and I threw myself into a position of de
fence, Not doubting my perfect ability to scat
ter the crowd over an acre of ground, I invited
the unequal contest. The Appearance of a.po
liceman spared the impending slaughter, for the
party suddenly left. the field. My companion
informed the officer of what bad occurred, and
be started in pursuit of the retiring rowdies,
enjoining us to fight the way to our lodging.—
Taking the arts Of the lad we proceeded towhrds
my room. He was a pale faced, interesting
looking young man of perhaps eighteen or nine
! i.eefi years of age, remarkably well bred and in
telligent ' Be was dressed in good taste with
out affecting any of the airs of m.atnrer years,
and I was quite taken with him. He told me at
once th at his name was Richard Janson; that
he was alone in California, but not without
means; that he lived in Stockton street sod
visiting a friend that evening, bad been detained •
to that unusual hour. In a few momeiits we
arrived at my lodgings, and observing that he
evinced.little inclination to port with me. I in
vited him to accept a portion of my bed for the
night. He smilingly declined, stating that he
was quite near his own ; and then 1 lekrned for
the first time, that he occupied a room in the
same house on the same floor with myself. Thus
1 became acquainted with two of my lodgers.
Janson and myself often met after £hat,.but
it was al ways In the streets or on the stairway.
He never invited me to bis room, or accepted an
invitation to mine. He visited me once or twice
at my office, and then remained less than five
minutes. How bo spent h\s time I did not in
squire. Ho was a mystery. I spoke of him to
Smith one day. .Strange to say, that gentleman
had;never seen him, but from my description of
him ventured the opinion that ho- was either a
gambler or a genteel pickpocket. I was reluc
tantly forced to the conclusion that Smith was
right, and after that I treated the young man
with.unusual coldness. He observed the change,
and his look wore a reproach so sorrowful, that
I half repented having harbored the suspicion of
my venerable looking friend, who was'fearfully
averse to all mysteries.
Occasion called me to my room ono evening
at an earlier hour than usual. I heard a soft
rap at my door, and openiug it, found Janson
standing in the entry.
“ Come in Janson, I exclaimed, throwing
open the door.
“ Would you not prefer taking a walk ? ” he
inquired. •• The night is beautiful,”
“ I believe not to night,” I renlied, “some
other time."
I was piqued that he should persist in remain
ing outside the door.'
“ I should bo much pleased to have you,” he
rejoined. “ I have a few words to say to you
in justice to myself, and—"
“Enough,” I interrupted: “I will go.” I
felt assured he desired to tell me something of
himself, and I was all anxiety to hear it. It
was unpleasant to think him a pickpocket or a
sharper, and I hoped that he might be able to
ppave to me that he was neither.
We left the house and proceeded along Stock
ton street toward Happy Valley. For ten min
utes not a word was spoken. Several times he
seemed on the point of speaking, bat he as oft
en checked himself.
“ Euless I may call you one, I have not a
friend in California,” at length be began; pla
cing his hand upon my shoulder. I bowed, but
made no reply. *
“ You do not speak,” he- replied, observing
my silence. “lam to understand. I presume
- that, you are not to be made an exception !”
“To be frank with you, Jansen,” I replied,
there is a certain mystery about your move
ments calculated to give rise to suspicions any
thing but favorable.”
“ Of what nature ?” asked my companion.
“ That you are a gamaler, or even worse," I
bluntly replied.
He smiled as he replied:
“Ypb, yes, I see; yeti the suspicion wrongs
me.” ~
“ Make it appear so,” I answered, “ and you
shall not want a friend.”
“ Promise me that you will not divulge what
I may tell you, or attempt by word or action, to
thwart me in the, accomplishment of a purpose
to which I have pledged my soul,” he said,
looking me earnestly in the face, “ and you shall
have the proof yon require. - ’
‘“.lf your purpose is not criminal, I promise ;
if otherwise, keep your secrets,” was my answer.
“ ’Tie what you would do, or any other man
worthy of the name.”
“ Then 1 promise; hefe is my hand.”
“ Listen,” he resumed, taking my arm and
walking slowly oh. “ I have a twin sister.—
We wore born in Georgia, and Our parents were
the possessors of a hundred slaves, and a plan
tation Ihrge enough to give nil employment.
When we wore fourteen i jpur father died. At
the age of sixteen, my fitter became a convert
during a religious revival, and six months after,
in thd face of the determined opposition of toy
mother, ran away and married a young preach
er, to whose eloquence the revival owed its ori
gin. My sister did not love the man. Her
feelings for him was a religions enthusiasm—a
fancy wrought upon her by an unnatural infat
uation. Learning they were married, my good
mother sent lor them, and they returned to re
ceive her blessing. The plantation was placed
in charge of my sister’s husband, and Jie relin
quished the gospel. He frequently visited New
Orleans, and other of the large Southern cities,
during the first year of his marriage, bat the
circumstance excited no suspicion.
“To be brief, before two years elapsed, the
large estate owned by my father was swept from
us, and we were almost bankrupt. He had in
duced my mother to mortgage the plantation,
iriih .the view, he said of purchasing more ne
grocs' to work it, but the money was squandered
and the slaves he secretly sold. ! by fives and
tens, till Jess than*, a dozen remained. When
asked to explain by toy mother; he had no ex
cuse to offer. In the midst of this great grief,
another wife of Mayhew--tbat was the yilUin’s
name—suddenly made her appearance at'the
plantation. Learning the residence of her hus
band; but not knowing of his Second, marriage,
she had left? South Carolina to meet him. My
poor sister iVns heart broken. Mayhew, to es
cape prosecution, flbd from the State. His first
wife was sent to the toad house, and in three
months my poor old* mother was laid in the
churchyard. My grief bowed sister—but I (will
not speak of her. Turning the wreck of our
property into money, I started in pursuit of the
scoundrel who had dealt such a havoc with our
Peace. Through a dozen States I tracked him,
and returned with my mission pf vengeance un
accomplished. Oney ear-agobyaccident,l
learned he ia California. At soon at I
covered from a serious illnesh under which I WAS HE A HAN, OR A BRUTEf
was laboring, 1 took passage fq|f this State. I *
arrived six mouths ago. i ,s I once, says John B Gough, the eloquent
“He is here, for I have seen;him,and he can temperance lecturer, In a late speech, picked up
not'escape me now I He is -even In this city; a man in the market place. They said, “He
but bo little dreams that the pistol is shotted to is a brute—let him alone.” I took him home
send him to the great reckoning. I have made- with me, and kept the “ brute” fourteen days
few acquaintances here, having no wish to im- and nights, through bis delirium; and he nearly
plicate others in a work of,blood which must be frightened Mary out of her wits, one nightchas
mine alone. Lost night I followed him from the ing her all about the bouse with a boot in his
El Dorado, where he spends mokt of hid time, to hand. But she recovered her wits, and be re
ft house on Powell street. Hel has visited it He said to me, “You wouldn’t
I frequently qf late, and to-day that think I had a: wife and child?” “Well, I
be is paying his addresses to a widow lady resi- shouldn’t.” “ I have, and—God bless her dear
ding there.” But he will not many her for ano- little heart—my little Mary is as pretty a little
tber week shall not find'him alive r Tpa now i thing as'ever stepped!” said tho “brute.” I
know all. Have. 1 one friend ii^^iftfrhia!” 1 asked, “ Where do they live!” “They live
To eee so much spirit, so mnch determina* two miles away from here.” “When did you
' tion, so much manhood exhibited by a beardless' see them last?” “ About two years ago.” Then
boy, surprised me beyond expression. I offered he told me his sad story. I said, “You must
the brave little fellow my hand,; and he felt that go\aok again.” “Imusn’t go back—l won’t
be Was answered. In silence ;we returned to —my wife is better without mo than with me.
our lodgings. Bidding Jansen goodnight,! I will not go back any more; I have knocked
stepped into Smith’s for a moment I found the her, and kicked her, and abused her; do you
old gentleman somewhat agitated. He had lost suppose! 1 will go back again ?”. I went to the
a valuable diamond pin that day|, and freely in- house with him 1 knocked at the door, and
timatod that the “ sleek young Cuss,” as he de- bis wife opened it. “Is this Mrs. Richardson?”
'nominated Jansen, had stolen it. Iso strenu- “Yes, sir.”' “Well, that is Mr. Richardson.—
ously endeavored to dissipate the impression, [Laughton] And Mr. Richardson, that isMn.
that I verily believe he felt inclined to'transfer Richardson. Now borne in. the house. We
the odium of the supposed theft to me. That went in tho wife sat on one side of the room,
night Smith snored louder than usual. and the “brute on the. other. I whited to see
Three days after, I met Jansen in the street, who would speak first: and it was the woman,
and learned that be bad taken rooms on Powell [Applause.] Bat before she spoke shefidgeted
street. I did not inquire the reason—l thought * good deal. She pulled up her apron till aha
I knew it. The next day I again met him.r— got hold of the hem, and then she palled it all
His face was unusually pale, yet he said he bad down again. Then she folded it all up closely,
not felt better for xears. ' and jerked it through her fingers an inch at a
“ There is to be a wedding in Powell street time, and then she spread italldown again, and
to-morrow, afclenst so Mayhew bays, bat there thenj she looked all about tho room and said,
will oe no bridegroom! Do you understand ?” “ Wei}, William?” And the “ brute” said,
He placed his jingers significantly, to his lips, “Well, Mary?” [Laughter.] He had a largb
and we separated. handkerchief round his nfok, and she said.
At eight o’clock tho. next evening, as Isaac “ You had better take tho handkerchief off Wil-
Mayhew was mounting the steps of the faoase to liana ; you’ll need it, when you go out’ r lie be
which Jansen had traced him six days daysbe- gan to fumble about it The knot'waalarge
fore, a pistol ball pierced his heart, and hedrpp- enough; he could have untied it if he liked; but
ped dead upon the pavement Some nnne- he said, “ Will you untie-it Mary I” and she
countable infiuence bad drawn the to the neigh- worked away at it; but her fingers were clumsy,
borhood, and hearing the report of a pistol, Jan* and she couldn’t get it off; (heir eyes met, and
sen’s words flashed through bay mind, and I the lovelight was not all quenched; she oporieil
started with a dozen others,’ in the direction of her arms gently; and he fell into them. If you
the tragedy. Before I arrived bh the spot quite had seen those whito arms clasped about his
a crowd had collected. The body -of Mayhew neck, and' he sobbing on her breast, and the -
was lying on the sidewalk, and over it in speech- child looking in wonder, first at one and then at
less agony, stood tho widow who was to have the other, yon would have said, “It U not %
been a bride. brute : it is a man with a big- worm heart in U«
“ Who saw this?” inquired h policeman. breast.”
“ I beard the report of a pistol,” said ond of
the crowd. “ and, a minute after, saw a man
enter that house yonder,” and ibe pointed to a
smalt frame building on the opposite side of the
In an instant* the officer, followed by: the ex
cited spectators, started for the bouse. Spring
ing through the crowd. I reached the side of
the policeman, and as he knocked at the door,
1 was at his elbow. I felt that Jansen' was
there. The door was quickly ; opened, and a
well dtessed'fady calmly inquired the object of
the visit. -
‘"We were looking for a man who a few min
utes since committed a murder adtosa the street,’
said the officer. ; T !
And do you expect to find bitn in my room,
sir T” returned the lady.
“No, Madam,”, replied the policeman, rather
politely for one of his ' calling but I will
glance through your apartment merely as a
matter of form before proceeding to the other
portions of the house;”
The officer entered, I closely fqllowed. While
he was examining the rooto, I fbir the first time
obtained a fair view of the lady’s face. Invol
untarily, I threw up my hands- in
She detected the movement, And quick os
thought, placed her finger to her lips. In a
moment I comprehended all. Riohnrd Jansen
stood before me. No—Richard; no longer, now
that she bad slain the destroyer of her peace,
but MarthS Janson, my former fellow lodger.
sHeavens what a discovery I And for me to have
been so confoundedly blind too—but no matter.
The policeman searched the house but did nbt
find the murderer. 1 ’ s
The next day I met Martha op Montgomery
street. She smiled and bowed, land I confess !
thought her an exceedingly pretty woman, j
A week after she quietly left! the StatVfor
Georgia, where she is now residing. After the
sailing of the steamer I received p note through
the post office from Martha. She explained all,
and thanked me for the assistance I had render
ed her, and the kindness shown |b her imaginary
twin brother, Richard. .
When I informed Smith, as I did one evening,
that the “ sleek young enss” whom he had view
ed with so much suspicion, wais‘ a woman, ho
waited for me to repeat the assertion, and then
checked himself in the act of filing me a lior
The news excited Smith, and be went to bed
that night and snored as be had never shored
before. . ■ • i i
She who was to have been the third wife of
Mayhew still lives in San Frpnoiteo. She was
married in August last. 1 met her in the street
a few days ago. How vividly rite eight of her
face brought,to mind the incidents I have rela
ted. She wIB read this little story, perhaps,
and learn for, [the first time, why: she did not be
come the wife of Mayhew the bigamist,
Who Wobipk’t be a Sos or tTempeeanoe.
Quaker yonng ladies in the Maine Law States,
it is said, still continue to kiss; the lips of the
young temperance men, to see if they have been
tampering With liquor.- Just imagine a beauti
fnl yonpg girl approaching the young temper with all the ! dignity of an executive
officer, and the innocence - of a dove, with the
charge.:—-“ Mr.— » , the ladies believe you
are in Hie habit of tampering With liquor, nnd
have appointed me to examine ybu according to
our established rules, are you Willing ?” You
nod acquiescence. She gently ! steps close to
you, lays her soft white arm around your neck,
dashes back her raven curls, raises her sylph
like form upon her tip-toes, her bosom against
your own, and, with her angelic features lit up
with a Smile ns sweet as heaven, places her rich,
rosYi pbuty, sweet, sugar. molasses, honey, but
tbr, eggs, strawberry, sunflower,- lilly, rosebud,
honeysuckle, tort, cream, baby-jumper, apple
pie, pcttch : puddiog, apple-dumpling, ginger
bread’, neotar lips against yours, and Je
rusalem 1) Hurrah for the gals and the Maine
law, and death to all opposition!
Bfflu Oliver Wendell Holmes vividly describes
death thus;—" By the stillnessof the sharpened
features, by the blackness of the tearless eye,
by the fixedness of the smileless 'mouth, by the
deepening tints, by the contracted brow, by the
dilating nostrils, we know the soul is soon to
leave its mortaltenement, and is already clos
ing its windows and putting out its fires.
Once whil? steamipg down the Ohio, I heard
one that was genuine. I had been sitting In an
arm-chair under the lee of one of the chimneys,
and on the hurricane deck, rending a lave novel,
in which I was so much absorbed that I did not
notice what was passing around me, until uy
attention was attracted by a Yankee and a oook
ney, who were evidently trying to find out who
could tell the moat unbelievable yarn. . • f
The cockney led the way ; and turning the
subject upon hog killing, told of a gang of stt
hands in jMerrie England, who would drill &
hogs a minute, and clean them. ;
“ Wal, Squirt,” responded the Yankee, “I be
lieve I know o’ sumthin’ a leotlo ahead o* tHj
botwitfastandin* that’s a purty big un."
"’Ow’s that?” ® •
“ ffell. you see- my frien’, I’ve got as old
Uncle Nate, my mother’s brother, who got op a
leetle the cussedest mosbeen to clcen bogs with
that yhu ever did see. It won’t like" Bathin’ in
all Natur’, but it worked mi’ly slick. Yon see.
Uncle Nate spent bis hull life at it, and got it
just e’en a’raost perfect. Hett drive a hog in,
and won knife would stick it; and -then hat
water’d squirt on to it; then another knife’d
Scrape off all the brussels, and take ont inards ;
and » consorted thing would cut it up, and drop
it Into a bar’l; clean dnn. , -
j “ Wal, you seo, a feller onm down all the way
Posting to see the thing go ; for be was In
the pork-packing business up thalr, and didn’t
know but bo might want tn git wun.
“ Wat, Sur, Uncle Nate got the thing in run
nin’ order, and then fetched the Teller out to
look at it.. I happened in just then, so Unoie
Nate got mo to drive in the pig, while ho let on
steam. He hadn’t more’n touched thelever,
till the thing started, and Jon ought to bin tbair.
i on know a pig allcrs squeels when he is stock.
Wal, Sur, I heerd that pig sqheel, and't kierd
’im fall into the bar’l after be was out np; bat
I swan to man, I never could tell which happen*
yea ’ave something to drink with me.
Mr. Filklns?” as the cdokhey.
•• Don’t cared f I do kofhil,” replied Mr. Fit
ktna, And as they wentidown after their drink,
I again turned to my. novqh
_ The following story is current in Titustilto,
In a ! neighborhood on the creek lived shd laVor*
eda sou of Vulckn, who/with his limited tneans.
had barely enough to secure a small piece of
land and to obtain a scanty living for his rising
family. The ideas of his children bad been
taught to shoot but little in any direction to
wards or refinement, and he little
expected to be more than the village blacksmith.
But when the oil fever broke out, learning of
the success of his neighbors in finding oil, he
thought that be might while away his spare
hours in drilling a hole upon his homestead lot;
and, having tools convenient, he went to work,
and, alter a few weeks of patient industry, was
successful in obtaining a good show of oil. *
It was soon noised about the village, and the
blacksmith was somebody at once. Ho had »
daughter, also, who had blossomed into maiden
hood almost unnoticed and unknown, but who
now became more an object of interest to the
few young men in that small community. It at
once became a question how 1 to break the ice of
former indifference, and to secure a favorable
acquaintance with the heiress of the oil welt—
For a while the natural timidity of the boys
kept them aloof; but, at last one of the boldest
and best favored among them determined to try
his luck, and on Sunday evening attired in his
best, resolutely marched forward and offered to
escort the maiden home. Imagine' his chagrin
when she. turning upon him with a look of lofty
inut.psnaence that would have doao honor to ft
Broadway belle, replied in language more se
vere than chaste: ‘‘Nonsenco ! you can’fcome
that! Dad has struck He!’’— Buffalo Courier.
tSS* Fear is a prodigious magnifier, especial*
ly where it has been, excited by an nnnsgal pb*
ieot. No' traveler ever saw ft small Uger;no
landsman ever experienced a gale at ’Wkitiw
was not a tornado.
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