The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, December 12, 1861, Image 1

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MoCßiraL,& KERN, ,
for fall and winter,
Jutt Arrived and Now Being Opened at
WE respectfully invite Purchasers to
ami examine our stock of F*U ami Winter
Comlh, >9 we think they will be (bund. upon examination,
to compare favorably with any other assortment ip the
ni ior ns well in In price, although wo are not
! rei *arcd to sav (as «*une of our Brother Chips have wdcl.)
iltat some descriptions of goods have not advanced In
orkf for in doing co we would come in contact with the
intelligence of the people, as every boy of six years old
knows better—that we cannot sell domestic goods at old
mice, unless we buy an interior quality.
1 Wo have n full of Goods, embracing all the
n.nM Varieties, .such as FHKSII COFFEES, TEAS, SC*
GARS, SYUCPS, STICKS, AC., to make up tl)e lull
family grocery.
Also. BOOTS. SHOES, HATS, CAPS, Ac., Ac., with a
geaeral assortment, of ■,
Ready-made Clotliing,
I'OR MK\ AND BOYS, from a fine dress coat down to a
mookey-Jaehpl. •
Also, ft full ji.-Bortmeiit of HARDWARE*
C'KifAH WAKK, QLJ2ft^tSfVAJ2£ t
f KOCKEKY BUflr, <*€.. <*a, dt\
AdJ 06 to
our af?orln:,(’ut i» complete; and as wc have adopted tho
TASK SYSTEM, as near os wo can. we are enabled to sell
m nmch lower prut* than when we gave a general craiHt.
therefore h el very grateful to our friends and a gen
erous Public for the very liberal patronage hcrctofvre
ns, iUi-1 hope, by strict attention to business and a
full determination to jilojiko our patrons in prices ami
to retain the same—still adhering closely to an
uli motto — "Quick &da atul Small Pr"JilsP.
•Oct. 31,’G1-tf.] OLD STAND, North Ward. -
DANIEL McOANN bb"s leave to in
form the citizens uf Altoona and adjacent country,
tUI li<* ha’s opened u %
On ilit' iu'uer of Branch and Julia , Streets * z £ust AWtinti.
lias uow and will always keep on hand an excel
lent .-tvck uf '
Coffee, Sugar, Tea, Molasses,
Salt, Spices, Beans, Potatoes,
Wheat Flour, Buckwheat
Flour, Corn Meal,
Chop Stuff,
Blitter, Eggs, Ham,
Bacon, Fish, Cheese, Candles, Oil,
Siv.p. Pails, Crushes. Brooms, Clothes-Pins. unc everything
usually kept in such store*—all of which will he sold
4l t’n'very loicettjti/urcs. .
r vHn;' sure that my Good* will rtcommend themselves,
ou trial, I invite my old acquaintances, and public Id
goners!. to give me a call,
Hi member the place, corner of BRANCH & JULIA
■ STUIiKT.S. Bast Altoona.
Altvt!>na. Dec, 5, lS»>F.*2t
Virginia Street, Opposite Jagoaku’s Stoke
JL TIIH EAST, the largest assortment of
Cloths, Cossimeres, Vestings, &c.,
that hast ever horn offered ; to the citizen* of Altoona.
An examination of my slock will he sufficientto convince
nr.y one that I can supply the nuts of the community In
thi- line.
ft-sr'l am al*o prepared to MAKE UP work on the
ch-if->r nutue. trnd IN THE LATEST STYLE OF THE
FASHION. I feel confideutjhttt I can j{ive
ns can t>* hnd;outside of the. very best eatablMimeuts in
tbe |
f Invite an :n?pcMloii of my goo-1* and work. knowing
that they will -peak better for mo than anything I could
i-ay in an advortr-einejit. - • ’ ■
All.K’im. N<>v. 2-1, ISOI-tf. ’
Intim .m-ntten to tliuir LARGE, VARIED ami U.VSB-'
JvjMK assortment of
Embracing a)l the NEWEST STYLES in SILKS. DRESS
Ali.i.a full ansonim-nt of .mUHNIXG GOODS, WHITE
-ei'Tlito Stock N principally T. W* EVANS* CO.'S
OH N IMPORTATION. haring been selected in the hopt
Market*, expressly fur their own Itctail Tmde.
ana will b*> found unsurpassed fbr - Style, Quality, and
keasoxaiilk PUICES.
Nob. 818 and 82 ChesnutSt.,
K. Ij.—Wholesale buyers will Cnd it advantageous to
famine this Stock, (OctU-im.)
THE pleasure of announcing to our cuKtomors and
all others, that we are t-u hands again with a large and
Varied stock of >
an-1 nt onr old stock wu beautifully cleaned out. those who
M inclined to patronize ug will bare the advantage of
selecting from qu almost entirely
■-f sood*. which wo feel confident will l»e sold as cheap ns
Hn- chevppst. Wo particularly invite our lady friends to
cull and Examine.our apleodid line ol 1
Dress Goods, &c-, i
which wc think cannot fail to ple*£e.>
Altoona, Oct. 9th, 1881-31,
attached tohia a tore,’in which hewill serve up OYSTERS
in every style during the season.
. FRESH-BAKED BREAD d- PIES always on hand.
He is at all times prepared to supply cakes, candies. Ac.,
fur pic-nics and other parties. Ho invites a share of public
patronage, believing thathe can render fall satisfaction to
ull. > • .
. Kuiomber.hiBStorea.nd saloon is OBTirgiaiastteet,tiro
tlonrsbeW Patton'sdlall.: OTTO ROSSI.
Altoona, Oct. 10, 1861-tf
Timber and Farm X&nd Wanted.
si O AAA —A "eneral assortment of
ti» this amount, of nil colors,. ,pHY and in OlL y well
Buittd for Country Trade, will‘-be exchanged for Real
Kutate, at wholesale prices. Improved property preferred,
' 124 North Twelfth Philadelphia.
Not. 7, mos.
Gentlemen who wist to leamthe
beautiful u-t of fencing with the right .word, bare
now a TCr y good chnne* to do eo, by applying to J.G.
> AbLXDB, Artiat, Corner of Csraline* and Virginia Sta.
W* banwna wilfb. giren either In the morning or In
|peyeabig,Jtom the Me* french mathod of the ootabra-,
f»i Jean JJonta, on modern* t*mn, ’ -
Per annum, (payable laTariably in advance,), $1,30.
Ali |*i>«rs. discontinued at tUe expiration of the time
paid for.
1 ineertlou Jg 2 do. 3 do.
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One square, ( 8 line*} 50 76 1 00
Two “ (16 “ ) 100 150 200
Three " (34 « ) 150 2.30 . 260
Over three weeks and leaf than three months, 25 cento
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Administrators and Kzecutors Notices 1 7ft
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Merchants advertising by tike year, three squares,
with liberty to change, 10 00
Profemiional or Business Cards, uot exceeding 8
liues with .paper, per year i 5 00
Communications of a political character or individual Jo?
tercet will be charged according to the above fates.
Advertisement not marked with tho number of inser
tions desired, wihTto continued tilt forbid and charged ac
cording to theUboro terms. . ■
Business notices ft ye cents per line for every Insertion.
Obituary notices'cxvtoedinc ten linea, fifty'cents a square
PRESBYTERIAN—Rev. Bisks, Pastor—Preaching
every Sabbath morning at 11 o’clock, and in the evening
at 7 o’clock. Prayer-Meeting in the Lecture 'Room eviry
Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Sabbath School in same,
room at 9j,w o'clo.k in the morning.
Pastor. —Preaching every Sabbath morning at 11
ami in the evening at 7 o’clock. Prayer Meeting in the"
•Lecture Room every Wednesday evening At 7 o'clock.—"
Sabbath School hf the same room at 2 o’clock P. M.
Pastor. —Preaching every Sabbath warning at 11 o’clock,
aud in the evening at 7 o’clock. Prayer Meeting in iho-
Lecture Room every Wednesday evening at ,7 o'clock.—
Sabbath School id eameToom at 9 o’clock A. M,
BAPTIST—Rev. A. 11. Semboweb,
every Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock, and in the evening at :
7 o'clock, prayer Meeting every Wednesday evoning'at;
7 o'clock, gabbath School at 0 o'clock A. M.
UNITED BRETHREN— Rev. Samuel Kepiubt. Pastor.;
Preaching every Sabbath moruing at 11 o'clock.ami in the
sveningat 7 o’clock. Pniybr Meeting In‘the Lecture Room
every Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Sabbath Schoolin 1
the same room at 8 o’clock in the morning.
Pleaching on Sabbath morning At 11 o’clock, and In (he
evening at 7 o’clock. Prayer Meeting every
evening at 7 o’clwck. Sabbath School at 9 o’clock A. M.
ENGLISH CATHOLIC—Rev. Jons Tmco. Pastor—Di
vine services every Sabbath morning at and
Lu the sftsrn oou nt 3 o’cb vk. Sabbath SchooTat 2 o'clock
in the afternoon.
GERMAN CATHOLIC—Rct. r —, Pastor.
—Divine services every Sabbath morning at o’clock,:
and in the afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sabbath Scltoel it 1
o’clock In the afternoon.
AFRICAN METHODIST— Rev. Alexander Johsston,
Pastor.—Preaching every Fourth Sabbath in each month.
Prayer Meeting every Friday evening nt 7 o’clock. Sab
bath. School at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, i *
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vrlll arrive at aud leave Altoona Station as follows: -
Express Train East arrive* 9,36 P. M., leaves 9,56 I*. M
*• « West w 8,20 A.M.- “ 8.40 A. M:
t’bst “ East “ 3,35 A.M. “ ?,40A.M,
“ . « West « 8.55 F. if., “ 9;10 M,
Mail East “ TiOA'.M., “ T.45A.M;
“ « Woit “ 2,25 1».M., - 2,40P.M.
The HOLUDAtSBURG BRANCH connects withlEx
preas Train and\Fa«t Line West, and Mail Train East and
.West. i
.INDIANA BRANCH TRAINS connect with Johnstown
Accommodation Trains East and West, Express West, ami
Mail train East ami West.
ENOCH LEWIS, Qtn'l Supt.
SasUrn Way
A'c»l«rn Way
Western Through.
Eastern Through.
8.15 A. M, 4,11 15 A.M.
MV, tern Th rough
Basteni Through
Western Way
Eastern Way
Office Hours:— During the week, from 6 45 a. u. till
790 r. u. On Sundays, from 745 till 9.09 a. R.
MOUNTAIN BODGE, No. 251.A..Y, M., meets on second
Tuesday of each month, at 7\£ o’clock P. M.', In the thin!
•tort of the Masonic Temple.
MOUNTAIN R. A. CHAPTER. No. 189 R. A. C., meet*
on the first Thursday of each month, at o’clock P. M.j
to same room as above.
MOUNTAIN COUNCIL. No. 9. K. A g. M., meets oh thq
first Monday of each month, at 7J4 o'clock P. M-, livaame
room as above.
MOUNTAIN COMMANDERY, No. 10, K. T. meets on
the fourth Tuesday of each mouth, at 7% o'clock I*. M >
in same room as above.
ALTOONA LODGE. N 0.473, I. 0. of O. F., meets.every
Friday evening. at o’clock, in the second story of the
Masonic Temple.
VERANDA LODGE, No. 532. 1.0. ofO. F., meels-evevy.
Tuesday evening, at 7% o’clock, in third story of Patton’*
Building, oh Virginia street.
WINNEBAGO TRIBE, No. 35, 1. 0. R- M., meetr every
Tuesday evening in the second story of Masonic Temple;
Council fire kindled at 7th ran 3Qth breath,
ALTOONA DIVISION, No. 311, S. of T., every,
Saturday evening, at 7 o’clock. In the second story of the*
Masonic Temple.
gbvemor—Andrew G. Curtin.
Secretary <f State —Eli Silfer.
■jWfoH«ejpO:a<ral—WilHani M. Meredith.
Auditor General —Thomas K. Cochran.
Surveyor General— W illiam L. Wright.
Adjutant General —E. M. Biddle.
State Irtaturtr —Henry D. Moore.
Judgit of the Cbtirts. —President Judge, Hop George Tay
lor. Associates, Samuel Dean, Adam Mdses.
State Senator—Hon. Lewis W. Hall.
JsscwWyman—Thaddsas Banks. m
JVHAonotory—Anthony 8. Morrow.
Register and Recorder— Hugh A. Caldwell..
Sheriff— Samuel McCamnnt. Deputy—John Marks.
*RiHnet Attorney —Benjamin L. llowifc.
Cbcmly Cbwmunoncr*—George L. Cowan, George Soon,
Jatncs M. Kinkead.
County Surveyor —Jomes L. Cwin. •
Trtasurer —Joh n McKeago.
Poor Route Dirtctort —Peter Good, William‘Burley, David
County Auditors—A.. M. Lloyd, Bobt. M. Mcuimer, L. L.
Moore. ' -
Cbroner—A, J. Freeman. : v ;
Superintendent of Omracn 3ekoolt~* Jolm .Mitchell.
Juiticet of the Peace —Jacob M. Charry, John McClelland.
Burvetr— John Alllaon.
Town Council —A. A. Smyth,Daniel Laugh mao, John Me-
Dowellfß. Greenwood, C. R. Hoatctter, N. J.Mcnrlno.
Clerk to Cbuucifr-8. M. Woodkok.
Hmmk Trmuurer— Daniel Langlunan. ; 1
School Directors —Geo. B. Cramer, John Shoemaker, J. B.
Uileman, Wm. Hoyden, JamerLowther, X, A. Heck.
Treasurer of School Board—3. B. Bllemaii.
High Comtabte —Jowph K. Kly.
Collector of Stale, County, Borough and School Ito—Jo*.
K. Kly.
Auditor*—John Lowther, 0. J; Mann, Ales. McCormick.
Jltuuor —John McClelland. _
AttiUant Aeteuort— Jacob Ilotaer- J. L. Retfenydor. ■
Judge of Elcctimt —Eaat Ward—'William Maloney.
** “ West Ward—John Xi. Riper. ! :
, <i •, North Ward—ChrlaUan Wblatlor.
Jhwtetort —Eaat Ward—D. M. Greene, John Hooper.
Woot WWrd—J. K. Bollmai^RObt.Rlteatna.
« KVrlh Wkrd—Rdhe. MoOrmWk, Mp«.
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On a green grassy knoll, by thejbAOlcs of a brook
That sc long and so often bad watered his flock, i
The old former rests In his long last sleep.
While tlie waters a low lasting lullaby keep; *
He has ploughed bis last furrow, has reaped his last grain,
No morn shall awako him to labor again.
The bluebird sings sweet on thOjgay maple bough,
Its Warbling oft cheered him while holding the plough;
And the robins above him bop light on the mold,
For ho fed them with crumbs when the season was cold,
Von tree that with fragrance is filling tho air,
So rich with its blossoms, so thrifty aud fair, '
By his own hand was planted, and well did he say
It would live when its planter hid mouldered away,
There’s the well that be dug, with Its water so cold,
Aud its vet, dripping bucket, so mossy and old,
No more from its depths by tike patriarch drawn,
Fur the pitcher is broken—thc old is gone!
And the seat where ho sat by his own
In tlie still summer eve, when his labors were o’er,
With his eye on the moon, and his pipe in his baud.
Dispensing his truths like a sage of the land.
’Twos a gloom-giving day when the old farmer died;
The stout-hearted mourned,the affectionate cried;
And the prayers of the just for hi* rest did ascend;
For they all lost a Brother, a Man and* a Friend.
For upright and honest ‘ho old former was;
Uis God ho revered, he respected thfe laws;
Though tameless he lived, he has gone whore his worth
W ill outshine, like pure gold, nil the dross of this earth.
Ho has ploughed bis last furrow,' hasreapod hk last grain,
No sound shall awake him to labor again.
From the Ilarruburg Telegraph*.
At midnight oh my lonely bent.
When shadows wrap the wood and lea,
A visions seems my view to greet,
Of one at home that prays for mo.
No roses blow' upon her cheek,
Her form is nut a lover’s.dream,
But on her Dace so fair apd meek,
A host of holier beauties gleam.
For softly shines bor silver hair,
A patient smile is on her face,
And the mild, lustrous light of prayer,
Around her sheila a moenlike grace.
She prays for one that's far away.
The soldier in his holy .fight,
And begs that Uearen in mercy may
Protect her boy and bless the Right.
And although leagues lio far between,
This silent incense of heart
Steals o'er my sonl with! bteath serene.
And we no longer are japart.
So guarding thus my lonely beat,
By shadowy wood andj haunted lea,
That vision seems my eye to moot,
Of her at home who prays for me.
Camp Camxbon, Fa., 1861.
Hfltd Ulisceilang.
That scene —they were two so young
and fair —ah, well might angels weep !
the tomptpr and the tempted. See with
all a woman’s earnestness she is striving
to gain her purpose—he wavers—two
mighty elements struggle in opposition
within his manly bosom; love for her
who is about to prove a second Eve, and
devotion to his country. O, how can he
speak those words of refusal; how. disap
point the ambition of Ler whom be loved
better than life ? But he will speak—-
she is gazing with her; own bright beauti
ful eyes into the very depths of bis soul,
speaking orbs, as though she would read
his answer there ere itTfell from his lips;
they parted; no sound issued ;he was al
most spell-bound. Never bad she ap
peared so really handsome, Walter thought
as she stood before him: in her bewitching
beauty ; his soul sickened at the thought
of what one so queenly would have him
do. A moment, and his answer. Slowly
it came, and low, yef so distinct that it
might nave been heard: at the farthest cor
ner of that splendid drawing-room.
“Mary r I am true to the Union, and
my country.’*
“Their, Walter Lei Clare, you never
loved me, or else—”
“ Mary/' he began,
“ You are a contemptible coward !”
rang on his tortured ear. He sprang to
his feet. ’Twas a fearful sight to see that
brave loving nian so strongly moved; he
stood erect, with his arms tightly folded,
across his chest; the hot blood madly
leaping like freshly started lava through
his swelling veins, dyed his whole face a
burning red; but the I passion lasted not
long, for his blood receding, left his* fore
head calm and white as snowy marble;
the fire-light of indignation vent out from
the beautiful eyes, and; in place of ita'lu
rid glow, came back the old love flame
that used to sparkle there, together with
a mingled expression elf reproach and for
giveness—a single glance —when, bowing
low, he turned and was gone,
* * « * a *
And now for an introduction to the
person, at whose conversation, contrary to
the rules of good breeding, we have been
uninvited listeners ; rather late perhaps
—well, “ bettor bite than never.”
Mary Langley, at thje period of her in-
[independent in everything.]
troduction to you, dear reader, had just
entered upon her nineteenth year. She
was a tall dark beauty of Georgian birth,
with hair black as a raven's wing, and of
that peculiar glossiness seen only in the
wavy ringlets of Spanish senoritas; her
eyes, large, dark and brilliant, seemed to
burn you with their very intensity of ex
pression. Her form, delicately rounded
and most exquisitely developed, would
have been the delight of a modiste; uni
ted with these personal charms, was a
mind well stored with all the current lit
erature of the day, besides many of the
works of the old masters, and a taste re
fined and cultivated. She had been left
an orphan at the age of seventeen, and
having chosen Mr. Walter Le Clare, sen
ior, guardian of her property, came to re
side with him about a year previous to
the return of Walter who was summoned
from an unfurnished tour on the conti
nent to the bed side of his aged father.
To describe our hero, but few words are
necessary; he was what is now seldom
found—a true Southern gentleman, hand
sjyuc, cultivated, polished, talented and
posessed of those Equalities which contri
bute to form nature's noblemen. Arriv
ing at home, he found bis father just re
covering from a severe attack of typhoid
fever, and anxious to have him remain, a
task which Walter found by no means
difficult, since it was now brightened and
beautified by the presence of Mary Lang
ley. Thus brought into association, need
we tell the result? It was no matter of
surprise to old Mr. Le Clare, when de
scending into the breakfast room one fine
May morning, he found them hand in
hand Waiting his appearance. The open
ing of tbe present rebellion saw them hap
py, and only waiting the completion ofj
some alterations and additions to tbe Le
Clair mansion, before joining bands where
hearts were already united. The clamor
of secession had no advocate, no listener ;
on the contrary ho wrote, spoke and la
bored against it in vain. Because of his
superior military knowledge—he having
graduated with the highest honors from
West Point, and spent some time in ob
serving the defenses and fortifications of
several places celebrated in the Crimean
war—-the rebel leaders were anxious to
have him take command of a regiment,
but finding that he spurned with indigna
tion the commission offered him, they,
knowing the influence exerted by a wo
man over a man who truly loves her, de
termined to bestir themselves in another
direction. In pursuance of this resolve,
parties and balls were given and attended
by their wives and daughters. Here Ma
ry Langley, the acknowledged belle of
Montgomery, and a courted beauty, heard
and imbibed the sentiments of the Ala
bamian sisters, as wa£ intended, together
with the same idea held by many at that
time, and not yet given up, viz ; estab
lishing a monarchical government; and
determined to imitate the example set by
many of her friends, in persuading her
lovers and other male friends, to join
the Confederate army, that they might
wreathe their fair brows with fresh lau
rels ofconquest and victory, in the courts
of royalty, or the halls of nobility. —
Hence tbe scene at the opening of this
Chagrined at her failure, the traitress
hastily dispatched a note to the “ Con
gress,” then in session, the result of
which will soon be apparent.
When Walter left the drawing-room he
went to the stable, and as was his custom
when irritated, mounted his favorite horse
a gallant little bay, and galloped over to
the neighboring plantation on which
lived Charles Gratncr, his bosom friend.
Having remained over to dinner, he was
riding slowly homewards, when he was
met by James, his negro valet-Je-chainhre
in great agitation and quite out of breath.
Coming up to him he was surprised :to
see tears in his eyes, and marks of dis
tress on his countenance; dismounting he
seated himself on a small flat'rock near
by, and- hade James take a seat beside
him. The latter obeyed and essayed to
relate the cause of his disturbance in the
following manner;
tl 0, mars ter Walter ! You never saw
sicb doin’s in your life—nobody ever did.
I have bin hpntin’ and huhtiu’you ever
so long. Jeff Davis done, gone and sent
them, 'federate devils to ’fiscate the prop
erty, and take all on ns niggers to work
in the ’trenehments and dig the forty-ca
tions. O lord! mars, Walter, do save us !
I beam as hpw you qould.” Here he be
gan to wring his hands* ■
With a hurried “ follow me !” Le Clare
leaped in his saddle anctwasout of sight;
Eutting spurs to his horse he was soon at
ome. The most diie confusion prevailed
—servants were running hither and thith
er, shrieking and uttering the most vehe
ment lamentations. Entering the parlor,
he found two officers, who had come di
rect from head-quarters hearing a com
mission, and in case of his refusal, a no
tice of confiscation of his own and father’s
estates without reserve.
“ Rather beggary and honor” —die was
about to say, when the door opened, and
Maty Langley entered, her countenance
wrought up to an apparent expression of
the most intense agony, supporting' his
father, whose trembling frame could ’ ill
brook the evils of poverty. . ■ v
Stretching his arms toward Walter, the
old man cried, “ Save me my son !” and
would have fallen at bis feet, had he not
caught him in his arms. “ Say no more,
my dearest father—l will
He paused—the great drops q£ sweat
stood upon his forehead ; (what a trial!)
but his aged father must not be thrown
up to the cold charity of the world by
any deed of his—no, no! He fell! avert
his doom, kind heaven! and .became a
On—on—through the rebel camp, past
sentinel and guard we go, stopping at that
large white tent. ’Tis the Colonel’s; he
is within, writing. Peeping over his
shoulder, we observe the letter is to Mary.
Skipping, we will read :
“There was some fighting yesterday; the
victory is the Federal troops'. To-morrow the
diu of battle may be renewed. Then Walter Le
Clare will go forth n dishonored man, to raise
his hood against the flag .which has protected
him on land and sea; in savage wilds and for
eign courts.” Passing 01L to the postscript:—
, “ P. S. A currier brings the neiys of my father’s
death. Should I survive the: battle, farewell,
Mary! God bless thee ; for then Igo to Join
the Union army—not that I idve thee less but
my country more. WALTER.”
'Tis the the battle of Bull
Run. The ground is strewn with the
dead and dying. A little 4o the right Of
yonder heap of ghastly corpses, lies the
body of a handsome young officer, clad in
the uniform of the Confederate army;
one band is on his heart, the other grasps
a small Federal flag which he got. his
death'Wound in wrestling from a brave
son of the 69th, and which, in ,his dy
ing hour he had laid under his head,
and prayed for with his last breath.—
Reader he was Walter Le Clare..
The star spangled correspondent of the
New York Mercury, Orpheus C. Kerr, has
been engaged in a thrilling skirmish in
which he came off majestically victorious,
Elis beautiful eulogy of his fallen adversary
will touch all hearts :
Editor T. T.: The star-spangled ban
ner, my boy, in triumph shall wave o’er
the land of the flea and Jeff. Davis’ grave.
The march of the grand army has com
menced, emid the roar of excited cannon
and the shrieks of every roasting pig and
traitorous chicken within reach of ouV
confiscating pickets. We have'taken the
upper Potomac, my boy by a cup de main ;
and I saw six Brigadiers take the Oath
yesterday by a hic-cup de brandy My
head swells with patriotic pride when 1
casully remark that the Mackerel Brigade
occupy the pest of honor to the left of
Bull llun, which they also left on the day
we celebrated. The banner which was
presented to us by the Women of America,
and which took the orator of the day six
hours and forty minutes to describe to us,
we are using in the shape of blazing neck
ties; the hard-np sun of Virginia
shines upon the glorious red bands around
the sagacious becks of our veterans, they
all look as though they had just cut their
throats. The effect is gory, my boy —ex-
tremely gory and respectable.
At the special request of Secretary Sew
ard, who wrote sii letters about it to the
Governors of all the States I have been
appointed a jpicket of the army of the up
per Potomac.' In your natural ignorace,
my boy, you:may not' know why a man is
called a picket. He is called a picket,
my boy, because if anybody drops a pock
et-book or watch anywhere, his natural
gifts would cause him to pick-it np. If
he saw a pocket, he would not pick-it—
oh, no! '■ But pick-it—picket.
The picket, my boy, has been an insti
tution ever since wars began, and his‘ per
ils arc spoken of by some of the high old
poets in these beautiful lines:
“The chap thy tactics doom to bleed to •day—
Had he thy reason, would he poker play?
Pleased to the last, ho does a deal of good,
And licks'the man just sent to shed his bloodT*
I am weeping, my boy.
While on my lonely beat about an hour;
ago, a light tread attracted my attention/
and on looking up’l beheld one ofsccesh’s
pickets standing before me.
“ Soldier,” says he, “yon remind mo of
my grandmother who expired—before I
was born; but this unnatural war has made
us dnemics, and I must .shoot you. Give
me a chaw terbaoker.”
Ho was a young man, my boy, in the
prime of life, and descended from the First
Families of Virginia. That is to say, bis.
mother was: a virgin. At least, that’s
what I understand hy the First Families
of Virginia.
I looked at him, and says I:
“Let’s compromise, my brother.”
“Neversays he. “The South is
fighting for her liberty, her firesides; and
the pursuit of happiness, and I desire moat
respectfully to welcome you with bloody
bands to a hospitable grave.”
« Stand off ten; paces,” sSys I “ and let’s
see whose name shall come before the cor*
oner first,” ;
He tdokhis place, and wo fired simulta
neously. .1 heard a ball go whistling by
a bum about a quarter of a mile on my
right; and when the smbko cleared away,
I saw the seeesh picket approaching me
with anawful expression of woo on his
otherwise dirty countenance.
“ Soldier,” says he, “ was.then anything
ini my head before you fired.”
; “Nothin," says 1, “save a few harmless
“I speak not of them "says he. “ Was
there anything inside of my 'head ?
“Nothing!” iays I.
’ “ Well," says he, “just listen now."
He shook his head mournfully, and I
beard something rattle in it.
“ What’s that V r I exclaimed.
“ That," says he, “ is your bullet, which
has penetrated my skull, and is rolling
about in my brain.' I die happy, and with
an empty stomach ; but there is one thing
I should like to see before I perish for my
country. Have you a quarter about
you?” •
; Too much affected to speak, I drew (he
coin from my pocket and handed it to him/
Tho dying man clutched it convulsively
and stared at it feverishly.
“ This,” said he, “is the first quarter
I’ve seen since the fall of Sumter; and,
had I wounded you, I should have been
totally unable to give you any quarter.—
Ah! how beautiful it is! how bright, EdW
exquisite, and good for four drinks I But
I have not time to say all I feel.”
; The expiring soldier then laid down his
gun,, hung his cap and overcoat on a branch
of a tree, and blew his nose.
He then died. s
’ And there I stood, my boy, on that
lonely beat, looking down upon that fallen
type of manhood, and thinking, how sin
gular it was he had forgotten to give me
back my quarter. The sight aud the
thought so affected me, that I was obliged
to turn my back on the corpse and walk a
little way from it. When I returned to
the spot the body was gone I Had it gone
to Heaven ? Perhaps so, my boy—per
haps so; but I haven’t seen my quarter
since. ' • *
Your own picket,
OafHEtis C. Kerb!.
“ Bidin’ ozi a Bailroad 'Beer.”
• A most voracious cronicler relates, in
the following fashion, the experience of a
young lady from the .rural districts, who
visited the city, accompanied by her pecu
liar swain, and took an appreciative view
of the elephant: -* v *
Getting into one of the city cars for a,
ride, the maiden took a scat, while the
lover planted himself on the platform.—
The graceful vehicle had sped but a few
Short blocks, when the benificent young
conductor insinuated himself into the
popular chariot for the purpose of collect
ing expenses. Approaching the rustic
iuaiden, he said affably:
. “ Your fare Miss.”
The rosebud allowed a delicate pink to
manifest itself on her ohcccks, and looked
down in soft confusion. The justly pop
ular conductor was rather astonished at
this, and ventured to remark once more;
“ Your fare, Miss.”
This time the pink deepened to carna
tion, and the lady fidgeted her parasol
with pretty coqnettishness. ■ Ttie conduc
tor really didn’t know what to make of
this sort of thing and began to look a lit
tle foolish ; as a small boy at the other end
of the car began to show signs of a dispo
sition to leave without paying for his ride,
- the official managed to say once more :
“ Hem ! Miss your fare !”
In a moment those lovely violet eye»
'were looking up into his face through an
aurora of blushes, and the rosy lips ex
claimed. !
“Well, they,dew say I’m gdod looking
at hum; but I don’t see why you want to
say it out so loud !”
It was not a peal of thunder that shook
the car just then. Oh, no. It was some-:
thing that commenced in a general titter,
and culminated in such a shattering guf
faw as stentorian lungs are capable of.~
In the midst of the cachinery tempest,
the “ Jovyer” came to the rescue of-his
Doiiana, and, when the “ pint of the boll,
thing” was explained to him, his month:
expanded to proportions that might have
made Barnum’s hippopotamus die of jeal
ousy on the spot. The pair descended
fpom the car amid a salvo of mirth,aud.
were last seen purchasing artificial sweet
meats at a candy shop.
“ Facte are stubborn things,” said a
lawyer to, a female witness. “ Yes' sir
and so are women,” she replied; (( sn4
if you get, anything ont of me just fet
me know it.” «You’ll be
for contempt,” said the lawyer,—“Very
well,” said she, I shall suffer justly, Ibr
I feel the utmost contempt for every
lawyer pfesenti%
K&.A queer genius being asked why
ho did not attend the funeral of hi#
wife, replied, ' u That ha could not leqve
his shop, and it was better to to
businesa than to pleasured -
tgulo this world ofdißgui3e,we somts
not jhU sppao ohanoe word wm««B
oban the whole spirltpitr
’w daf eouM^
■ IJfar.-.rZ.
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NO. 40.