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to hall m, e*d e dedre tcreader ■»»
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T; TOOTH, SHAVLVO,
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McCRUM & DERN,
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.harkel and Third Streets,
lIJe ARE NOW TURNING OT7T A LARGE
Tv number of oar improved Portable Steam Engines
,»;jii Portable Circular Saw Mills. at> well as Stationary
Monies ami Saw Mills, many of which are finding then
w.iv nit-' Blair. Combi i», Huntingdon and CmwfoidCoun
:H. and other parts of the State of Pennsylvania. Those
drciuiy received and in operation, are giving the moat en
aiv satisfaction. There is now hardly a Bute dr Territoo
,„tlie Union, but that our improved Portable Engine
m<l Saw Mills are hi use in. All our Engins have Spark
Arrester stacks on them which confine the flying spark*.
VV- would respectfully refer you to the following gentle
iicu and Certificate* for the portability, utility and urac
.ical operations of onr Portable ;?t'*mii Engines and Saw
Ml<.sr*. ■>. A J. H. Dovall: —Ofiillemen : —We received
ur Twenty Horse Power Pi.mbl* Eimiin* ami Saw Mill.
,n order. We are perfectly satisfied with ir ; every
thin;; works to our.entire satisfaction—in fact beyond uui
~vp.'CtutioU*. We si wed 4',’UO feet of white-ouk Gourds 111
iv* hour*, and could havw dour marc in the sometime
ti.i j we have had g'««i logs.
We take pleasure in recommending those in want ol
viw- Mill* anti Engine* to purchase of you.
Respectfully, C. REYNOLDS 1 E. ANDRESS.
Wo lire authorized to say. for Mr. Samuel Milliken. o
flellidaysburg. Pa.;-that the 20 horse power Portable En
:uit‘ and Saw Mill we sold him, has fully ruot hi* expec
.iiiou and proved itself to be all that was claimed for *t
ti our circular; ami since starting it. has sent in hi*
-rd.-i fur a second Engine and Saw Mill, of same powet
Ht further references, we will give the name* elf M.
Ddl ami Thomas M’Aulley. Altoona, Pa.; A. L. Ilolli-
■v. Ibdli.laysburg, Pa.: M. >l. Adams, Cresson. Pa.; \V.
Z>-uh*r anil Joseph S. Reed. Huntingdon. Pa.; Mcshiv.
:m l \. .v <’o.. Tyrone, Pa., all of whom have purchased
\i: i iM - Simiii Engines and Portable t'ircular Saw Mill*
We fully warrant our Engine* and Saw Mills, in la
;i:i'i>• of ftist-cbis* material; workinaiiKhip the same;
,u'i Uraj.* Bill Valve* in pmnp* and checks, and to *a»
■■ai n.nuuto JLo.OOO t«*er of dumber per Jay—*ay In hour*.
ii Tti nolic-ited. De.scriplioii circular sent to ail eor
Corner .Market and oral Streets,
ju-t opposite C. O. It. Ibaid D.'pot. Zanesville. Ohio,
.him- 1863-4 m.
0, YES! O. YES!!
THIS WAY! THIS WAY!
N E W
SPRING .& SUMMER GOODS..
T I?. HILE.MAN has just received a
PJ • Urge ami well selected *tiw;k uf Goods, confuting
:f Cloths, IMain ami Fancy Cassiim-r**«, jsitineft*. Ken
nicky .l-'itiif. Tweetls. Beuvertcons. Bln* drilling, and all
• tl.-i kinds of Gikmli* for
MEN AND BOYS' WEAR.
i-o th-r with a. grand and magnificent of
LADIES’ DRESS GOODS.
'"■Ji as Black and fhncy Sills. ChaUits. Bereyrs, Brilliant**
Lawns. Delaines* Chintz *, De. Beget* Cray*'*. Prints.
( rape and StHa Shawls, Mantillas. Uvdmlrrres and
Hosiery. Bonnets and Ribbons* Collars. Hand-
Kerchiefs, Kid Gloves. Hooped Slrirts, Shirt
ing, Lace. Mitts. dc.* dr.
likings, Checks, Bleached and Unbleached Mullins.
!\*tton and Linen Table Diaper. Cnudi. Nankeen. Ac.
“* BOOTS AND SHOES,
WOOD AND WILLOW WAKE,
OIL CLOTHS, CARPETS. AC.
Our stock of Gr<*ceries U more extensive than ever, and
• onsists of Rib and Java Coflee, Cru*d»**d. Loaf and N O.
Sugars 1 ; Y. 11. anil Black Teas; Moliuws, Soaps,
Gaulle*. Bait, Fish. Ac.
Thankful to the public f.»r the very liberal patronage
heretofore received, he hopes by strict attention to busi
ness, and art endeavor to please, to merit a continuance ol
9*Call and examine his Stock, and you will be con
vinced tint he has the best assortment and cheapest Goods
to the market.
•** Country Produce of all kinds taken in exchange for
G»k*l« at market prices.
Altoona. April 28. 1863. v
Hat & Cap Store.
nr II E PROPRIETOR OF THE
'A “EXCELSIOR” HAT ami CAP 5t,,,...
_ would inform his cn-timh-n*.-juml the Public generally,
that he hasjnst returned from the city with the largest
and most varied stock of jc.khlh in his lin.» ever brought to
'Altoona, all Of which ho has now on exhibition and sale at
hia new store ibom on Virginia street, next door to Jiyg
rard’a store. His stock em braces all the latest styles of
SPRING AND SUMMER
HATS, ■ CAPS,
MISSES’ FLATS, &C.
Hi, Stock of Hut. und Caps arc of the very best selection,
■ifevciy style, color and shape, far both old and young.
All be asks is that the people call and examine his stock,
and he feels confident that be can send them away re
joicing, if not in the parehasa o/kuchWi article as they
wanted, at the Eemembnitice of haring 'looked hpon the
Handsomest stock of Uats, Caps, Plats, Ac., ever exhibited
in this town.
I hare also ou band an entirely Aew stock of ■,
Ladies’ and Childrens’ Hats and Flats,
which I am confident cammt'b© sorpasaed in the-comtry*
dl of which I willneH nt-the most renaonable.prictte. Ko*
m**mher the Hall of Fashion wh'e*s y»n want anything in
rlie line of head covering* and call on
Muy 4. ’6£-tf
U BERLIN & CO., ANNOUNCE TO
O, the citizens of Altoonri and vicinity that they have
opened a Drug smrt Variety Store in
WORK’S NEW BUILDING,
Virginia Street, between Julia and Caroiiw Streets,
where nmy be had
DRUGS CHEMICALS. DYE-STUFFS,
PA TEXT MEDICINES, FEE FVMEBIES,
PAINTS OIL, GLASS. PUTTY,
are! ail ether articles uimally sold in the Drug hiißineae.
are of the purest aud oeat quality, and eur Cheluicain
bear the marks of the best nmnafacturrri*.
Pii&ten. BolMers am* otl era requiring to os«
I’AISTi, OILS, VAIINIBIU3S. TURPiSNTI.VIS,
Window <]lau. Putty, Point Brushes, Sash Tools, 4e., Oa.,
wilt find uttr amortnirpt to be of the
BUST QUALITY ASR AT THK LOWKST PRICKS.
The parent Wiiiiwnn'd Liquors fur Medicinal. Median!-
=«uill Sura nental pnrpaaea always in atore.
dST All orders correctly and promptly answered, and
Phrsiclana Prescription! accurately compounded.
Altoona, May it, IS«S.
Haetstowm, Crawford Co,. Pa., - )
May 16th, 1863. /
THE ALTOONA TRIBUNE.
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THE STREET OF BY-AND-BY.
* ‘ By the .street of Uy*and-hy, one arrive* at the house of
Never.”—OW laying. <s^
Oh! shun the spot, my youthful friends, 1 urge you to be
Beguiling is the pleasant fcuy. and softly breathes the
But none have ever passed to scene*, ennobling great and
Who once liegunTo linger in the streets.of By-and-hy.
How varied are the images arising to my sight.
Jf those who wished to shun the wrong, who loved and
praised the right;
Yet from the silken bonds-of Sloth they vainly strove to
Which held them gently prisoned in the street of By-and
A youth aspired to .climb the Learning's ioftly
What dimmed his bright intelligence—what quilled his
Why did the object of his quest still mock his wistful eye?
Too long, alas! he tarried in the street of By-and-by.
“My project* thrive,'* the merchant said; “ when double
in my store,
How ti cely shall iny ready gold be Jinw-Ti-d among the
Vast grew his wealth, yet strove he not the mourner’s
eye to dry: *
ID* never journeyed onward the street of I By-and-by
Forgive the erring brother, he “’has wept mid suffered
I said to offe who answered—“ lie done me grievous
Yet will I i-eek my brother, and forgive him ere 1 die:”
Alas! Death shortly (ound him iu the street of By-and
The wearied worldling muses upon lost and wasted days.
Resolved to .turn hereafter from the error of his ways:
To lift his grovelling thoughts from earth, and fix them
on the aky;
Why does he Huger fondly ip the street of By-ai.d by ?
Then shun the spot, my youthful friends, work on while
yet you may;
Let Dot old age oVrtuke you as yon sloth fully delay..
Le&tyou should gazo around you, discover with a
That you've reached the house of Never, by the street of
BURNSIDE'S MAECH ON KNOX
Cincinnati, Sept. 13, 1863.
Surgeon W. H. Church, Medical Di
rector of the Department of the Ohio,
arrived here, last night from Cumber
land Gap, having left General Burnside's
headquarters oq the morning of the 10th.
He furnishes The following complete and
trustworthy account of the remarkable
operations of our forces at East Ten
General Burnside -left Camp Nelson on
the Kentucky river on the I6th. His
command was to march in three columns
—one via Loudon, under himself ; the
second, consisting of. the Twenty-third
army corps, under- Maj. Gen. Hartsuff,
via Jameslon. Gen-Burnside, marching
via Danville and Stanford, reached Crab
Orchard on the 20th. On the 22d he
marches to Mount Vernon, twenty miles,
and the following day to Loudon,,-twenty
rive miles. On the 24 th he made Wil
liamsburg; thirty miles further south.-
On the 26th,he was joined' by General
Harlsuff, with the Twenty-third corps,
at Chetwood, twenty eight miles from
The enemy being reported near, he di
rected a cavalry regiment' to reconnoitre
i toward jackboro. It met a superior rebel
cavalry force and routed it, capturing forty
five prisoners. From Chetwood the march
was Continued across New river up the
Cumberland Mountains to Montgomery,
situated!forty-two miles distant, on the
summit bf the range, where th£ column
arrived bn the 30tH. Here it was met
by General White’s command. .Colonel
Burt having been sent forward with a
cavalry brigade, reported that General
IVgram, with 2,000 cavalry, held a very
strong position at t|ie Gap near Emory
Iron Wbrks, leading into Clinch river
valley, : Additional troops were sent for
ward, with the expectation of a battle on
the morning of the ;31st; but*witli day
light it was discovered that the enemy
had detl’ ’
- Witli the possession of this gap, the
road to Knoxville was open. Having
reached Emory fiver, seventeen miles
ALTOONA, PA.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1863
from Montgomery, Gen. Burnside onk*n il
Colonel Foster, with a mounted brigade,
to make a forced march over a direct
road to Knoxville, while he advanced
with the main fonje to Kingston six miles
further. Being anxious to save the most
extensive find important bridge o'er the
Tennessee at Loudon, twenty miles from
Kingston, Gen. Burnside directed Gen.
ISlmkelford, with his cavalry brigade, to
push on to it as rapidly as possible
Upon arriving within three miles of the
bridge a regiment was deployed as skir
mishers, and quickly drove the enemy be
3’ond their rifle pits covering the approaches
to the bridge. They, retreated hastily
across if, closing the gate behind them.
The entire structure being prepared with
Uirpentine and shavings for immediate
destruction, it was wrapped in flames in
a few seconds. General Shackelford find
ing it impossible to save it, moved off
toward Knoxville, after driving tin- enemy
from the qpposit bank with shells and
Colonel Foster readied Knoxville on
the Ist, and General Burnside left Kings
ton on the 2d. Both received perfect
ovations upon their entrance. The ton n
was decorated with flags hidden for more
than two years, and cheering people lined
the streets. A large meeting was held on a
subsequent day, and addressed by General
Burnside and several leading citizens.—
The latter congratulated themselves in
the most enthusiastic terms upon their de
liverance from rebel oppression
On the day after General Foster's ar
rival a procession of women, whose hus
bands anti relatives were mostly in the
Union service, came in from the country.
It .was nearly a mile long. Ail along
the route of our troops the same unmista
kably evidence ot almost universal loyalty
on the part of the citizens became mani
fest. Young men seemed to be mostly
absent, but old ones and women by tlie
hundreds received our troops with flags
and refreshments on the loads.
A great number of men who had lived |
in hiding places for months came forth j
and joined their deliverers.. Very valua- ’
ble machine shops and foundries belong- j
ing to the rebel government were found j
in Knoxville. Also, two million pounds I
of salt, a large quantity of wheat, the
truits of the tithe tax, and many thousand'
hugs, Three locomotives and a number
of cars were likewise captured. General j
Burnside took for his headquarters the j
residence of the fugitive rebel leader.
Before leaving Kentucky General Burn
side ordered Col. DeCourey, with a bri
gade of infantry, to march upon Cumber
land Gap by the direct route, through
Loudon and Barboursville. Learning on
the 4th, that the rebel force defending
the Gap was strong, and likely to offer
resistance, he despatched Gen. Shackle
ford, with his brigade, on the stb, irom
Knoxville, with instructions to seize all
avenues of escape to the South. He fol- j
lowed himself, with another body of in- I
fantry and cavalry, on the 7tb, and ar
rived within four miles of the Gap on the
9th, after a forced march of sixty miles.
DeCourey and Shackelford had both made
demands for surrender, which General
Frazier declined. Upon his arrival, Gtn.
Burnside renewed it, when the rebel com
mander offered to surrender upon condi
tion that las officers and men were paroled.-
An unconditonal surrender being insisted
upon, he yielded. His forces consisted
jf the Second North Carolina, First Vir
ginia, First Georgia regiments, and several
companies of artillery. The Georgia regi
ment was eight hundred strong, and was
once before captured by Gen. Burnside
at iloanoke Island. The prisoners are now
on their way North. In explanation of
the extraordinary isolation Gen. Frazier
was left in, rebel officers asserted that Gen.
Bragg had peremptorily ordered him to re
main. Oh the night of the 7th two compa
nies of our troops stole their way through the
rebel pickets and burned a mill that had
supplied the rebels with meal, in the very
sight of the enemy’s camp. Ihis neat
performance helped much to hasten the
General Burnside was taken fo_Knox
ville on the lOtfi, where he will remain
until the decision of the War Department, |
in regard to his resignation, is made. j
Our trpops have made excursions to !
Momtfown, thirty miles east of Knox- ;
ville. A few small bodies of rebris are ,
in the State, near the Virginia line, hut
they will soon he driven out. The Salt
peter,, works, which the rebel govern
ment worked, with several hundred men.
are within our . lines. Eeady communi
cation is had with Gen. Eosccrans.
For quickness of movement, and com
plete-success without bloodshed, General
Burnside's operations are the most note
worthy of the war. All of his ; troops
marched over two hundred and fifty and
a large portion of them over three hun
dred mijes, and they averaged twenty
miles a day, all hough they moved over
the; most difficult roads, crossing several
high ranges of mountains and numerous
deep streams. Ibe infantry marched ad
mirably, without the least straggling. —
General! Burnside's plans were so will
conceived, and the movements of his dif
riXTIKPKNDEVr t\ KVKIIITHINI!.]
ft-rent columns* so well masked and exe
cuted, that Buckner was not aware of hi>
approach until twenty-four hours befon
Knoxville was occupied. He had no tinu
to transfer al! his force by rail to Chat
tanooga, but had to send a portion of i;
cast. His command cannot have been
Between the Cumberland river and the
mountains our troops suffered a good deal
from the scarcity of water; but on the
southern slope of the mountains every
| thing was found in abundance. The val
leys ot Clinch and Holston rivers abound
with splendid crops of corn and vegetables.
Of these and wheat there is enough in
1 the country to supply the population and
j our forces for a year. The women, in
! expectation of the advent of the Union
j troops, had done most of the planting. —
j No suffering from want of rations expe-
I riem-cd by the troops. The Commissary’s
; ami Quartermaster's departments were
: admirably managed. Capt. Morris, the
Chief Quartermaster reported only two
wagons lost out of five hundred. In the
, whole campaign but one casualty oc
curred, a private killed in a skirmish ol
j Shackleford's cavalry wirh the rebel
j pickets, nearTagswell Of sickness then
i is so little that the surgeon in charge of a
| hospital at Knoxville had already asked
: to be relieved for want of work.
Flnctl 1 a utv. —Soldiers should be min
utemen. Functuality is one of the most
valuable lial.its a soldier can possess. “ 1
owe all my success in life to having been
always a quarter of an hour before my
lime,” was the lemark of Lord Nelapn.
Washington attributed so much impor
tance to punctuality that when his secre
tary laid the blame for lateness of his at
tendance upon his watch, he said: “Ifien
you must get another watch or I anothei
secretary.” Bluclier'g promptitude gained
lor him the title of “ Marshal Forward.’
.lervi-, afterward Earl St. Vincent, was
asked when he would l»e ready to join hi,
ship, ard replied, “Directly.” And when
Sir Colin Campbell, appointed to the com
mand of the Indian army, was asked how
soon he could set out, his answer was
“ To-morrow ” So, it is well remarked
by Napoleon, that “ Every moment lost
gives an opportunity for misfortune.
Soldiers who are imbued with the in
vincible spirit of a lofty valor will not
willingly cause any one to wait tor them.
Sir Walter Scott has vividly pictured the
obedient activity of vauent men —of men
who are always good for more than dou
ble their number—in describing the swift
assembling of the warriors of Ehoderick
“ Instant from copes and hcaili arose
Bonnets and spears and bended bows;
On right, on left, above* below, »
Sprang up at once the lurking foe;
From shingles gray their lances start,
The broken bush sends forth the dart.
The rushes and the willow wand
Are bristling into axe and brand,
And every tuft of broom gives life
To plaided warrior anm-d for strife
That whistle garrisoned the glen
At once with full five hundred men
As if the yawning hills to heaven
A subterranean liostc had given.”
Mountain Spectres. —lt is well known
that in the Hartz mountains, in Germany,-
there is occasionally seen the image of a man
reflected on the clouds, tlu illusion being
spectator. We observe, in reading of
Mount Mansfield, in Vermont, that the
Eev. Dr. Kirk, was recently treated there
with a spectre of himself, so (hat we too,
have our mountain illusions. Dr. Kirk
states that one afternoon he saw the form
of the nose (an elevated point of the
mountain) distinctly shadowed on a passing
cloud. It suggested itself to him that he
might become a sky picture ; so ascending
to the top ot the nose he saw his own
image, but of monstrous size. Spreading
his arm, enveloped in his cloak, two
mighty wings, seemingly, spread out in
the sky. 'i he peculiar position of sun and
cloud which produced thU does not often
occur; hence the phenomenon is rarely
Threatened Eebpluon in Ireland.
—At Tipperary, onj the heights of the
Slievnamon Mountain, A meeting, which
is represented as a monster gathering of
the Irish Nationalists; was held, and the
speeches portend a ; disturbance of the
peace, unless the spirit manifested, is not
speedily quenched by the government.
The Chairman of the iraecf ing said the ob
ject of the meeting whs, 44 to renew their
vows never to cease until they had achiev
ed the independence ot Ireland.” Perhaps
our English friends will soon be put to the
test, whether they are prepared to say to
the 1 rish people, as some of our Copper
heads proposed to do to the South, “Way
ward sister, go in peaicc.” Ireland presents
a fair field lor the display of the humanity
which England has been preaching up to
us for the past two yqare, to' induce -us to
refrain from forcing the rebellious leaders
of the South to permit the people to return
to their allegiance. t
(y Suinmer costumes are simple in
Egypt. They consist of a straw hat, a
small short shirt collar, and a tooth-pick.
A WEDDING SPOILED.
The Chicago Post publishes the follow
ing incident of the draft:
About-nine weeks ago a young man
named Thou. J. Laughlin arrived;in. this
;ity from Orange county, New York, and
took lodgings in a, *private house on
Ihe north side, witlua family whom, he
tiad formerly known at the east. His
dstory may be easily expressed In a few
words—the stereotyped phrase of the heb
lomadul humorist, “ born of poor but re
sectable parents,” answering the purpose
idrairably. He Was by profession a book
keeper, with a very limited amount of
.’unds on hand, hut industrious and frugal
withal, and had come to the city ip search
jf employment. It being a dull!season, of
the year, however, and he, unwilling to
undetake anything but his legitimate
business, met with a poor success here,
ind found no one who was willing to give
him work to do.- i
Among the visitors at the house where
he was boarding was a fair cousin of the
iiead of the family; who but a few weeks
ago returned from a country town in
Michigan, where she had keen attending
boarding school. '1 he young beek-kcep“r,
came and saw, and loved, and after bask
ing in the sunny smiles and receiving en
couraging glances from her bewitching
eyes, he seemed to grow indifferent to the
question of enploynient, and cured but
.ittle whether he found anything to do or
not. He finally engaged himself to her,
and the preliminary engagements were
made and the day fixed for the marriage
to be performed.
lhu» far everything passed; evenly
enough ; but just here “ the connection
broke and the knotty side of the afiaii
began to intrude.” It would have been
all very nice for the parties' themselves ii
they had got married without any trouble,
alter a few weeks of uninterrupted court
ship ; but that would have given the lit
to Shakspeare’s assertion about the 4 couise
of true love.’
When the young folks were about to
arrive at ihe merldan of their happiness
— when they had plighted their faith and
uttered their vows, and thought they were
going to be made one in a little or no time,
the young lady's hard-hearted 44 parents'
unexpectedly commenced talking about
“ young- men of no standing,” “ not of a
good family,” “ having no money and no
means of earning a living,” and so on.—-
the young man became indignant, as lu
had a right to do, and talked furious!)
about 44 parental tyranny,” and said he
would have his Margaret anyhow. He
insisted that he was of good family, that
he had a father, moreover a-mother, and
that his father owned 44 a little farm in
Orange county, New York.” After thi,
the old folks quieted down a little and the'
young man concluded that he- would go.
home aiid get certificates of liis respecta
bility, and establish in an Honorable man
ner his worthiness tq become the husband
About twelve years ago young Eaugh
lin departed from New York, parting from
his betrothed with many tears and prom
ises of a speedy return, and received a
hearty shake of the hand and good wishes
find kind words from his future parent,
m-law. He had not been absent' but a*
day of two when the lady’s father met an
old acquaintance who had known La ugh
lin and his family for a number of years,
and who spoke in, the highest . terms ot
the young man and all him people. Two
or three days later letters began to arrive
from Orange county bearing ; the same
testimony. The old folks began to relent,
and were sorry they ever opposed the
match. They began to be impatient, as
well as the girl, tor the day of the wed
ding to arrive.
But, at this juncture, unfortunately,
another difficulty arose. The young man’s
parents objected. They did not like the
idea of their son going to Illinois to seek
his fortune, and being there snapped up
by a “ sucker” in less than four weeks.—
Finally, the father told the son if he per
sisted in his designs he would: disinherit
him. The young man paid no attention
to the threat; disinheritance should be
no obstacle to the possession of .his Mar
garet. At that time the draft -was going
on in the county, and on the May previ
ous to the one on which the young man
had decided to start for Illinois, he was
notified that he was drafted. He ap
pealed to his father for the 'almighty
44 three hundred.” The father; | chuckled
—he had' the boy foul, and fho heart
broken lover had to shoulder a musket
aiid enter the ranks.
He bad written to her that he would re
turn on Friday evening, the 14tb, and
that the nuptials should be celebrated that
night.' Last night Margaret was arrayed
in hef bridal robes at seven—ten and
eleven; o’clock, but- no bridegroom came.
Friends had come together to witness the
ceremony and jested with the bride about
the tardiness of the bridegroom* but a few
hours later they became sad, and sorrow
and sympathy were depicted bn the face
|of every one. A few monvents previous
1 fo 12 o’clock a stranger,arrived, who was
.‘.from Orange county, and brought tidings
; of the bridegroom. He mu rated briefly
the circumstances of Laughlin’s ■ being
drafted, and assured poor Margaret that
he should not be '•btoHwdt VJX tt''*' l WMr’i w
“ circumstance over which hehad no
The reply of the ybung lady'’ will" never
be forgotten by those whobeardit With
tear-drops glistening in beh eyes, and her
heart ready to burst withgrief, she turned
to the company and said,: “ I don’t keer
a durn; there’s plenty more men" in the
world, any how!” ‘The meeting then
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WHAT IS GREEK EIRE?"
The announcement- that Qea. Gilmore
has thrown shells; containing “Greek
fire” into Charleston city, has elicited a
general inquiry as to its peculiar com
position and properties. The New Yoi*k
Journal of Commerce explains as follows;
The Greek fire of history was probably a
compound of bitumen, sulphur and pitcp.
There has been considerable romance in
the accounts of it. But it was si weapon'
of great importance to the Romans for
tour centuries, during which they pre
served the secret of its composition as ,a
natural possession It was thrown in
balls, or on arrows and spears, and it is
poured from walls of cities npion the tow
ers and beads of the besiegers. Its most
terrible u«e was on shipboard, where it
was pumped out of tubes, in the prow of
a galley, upon the decks of the enemy,
setting fire to all it touched. The Mo
hamet lans learned the art of making it,
and used it in the crusades with deadly
effect; and theJSnights of St. John, while
at Rhodes, made it a grand: weapon
of their naval combats. The common
idea tlmt-Greek fire was a fluid, which
ignitedon’the surface of the sea, may be
dismissed. It sometimes burned on tile
water, but only when tailing in large
The Generic name of Greek fire has
been given to all kinds of incendiary com
pounds inclosed in shells and thrown into
ities for the purpose of tiring them.—
t here are several patents put for these
ompounds, apd the exact methods pf
mixing arid using them are known only fo
the inventors. But the basis of them all is
-aid to be phosphorus dissolved in bisul
phide of carbon. The latter is a very
curious liquid, having all the apparent
purity of distilled water, and a very high
refractive power, but evolving, on eva
poration or combustion, the foulest stench
Known to chemical science—a science
winch positively reveles in nauseous odors,
it "has the extraordinary property of dis
solving phosphorus treely, and preserving
it in a fluid state for any length of tiine
when kept from the air. The compouqd
Kindles at a heat as low as that of phos
phorus alone. When the shell, charged
with this “villainous” mixture, explodes
by percussion or oherwise, the .dissolved
phosphorus is set on fire and scattered far
md wide. Wherever it strikes it burns
f<»r a long time with an almost inextip
guished flame, and ignites all combusti
ble materials that it touches. At the
time the bisulpbid of carbon throws out
its abominable odor, and assisist in keeping
meddlers at a respectable distance.
Remarkable Suspension of Vita urn.
—ln New Orleans, a week or so since,
one Henry Myers was struck by lightning:
an inquest was held and life pronounced
extinct. The next day every preparation
had been made for his funeral, his 'friends
had assembled, the body been duly coffined,
the relatives had put on mourning, the
hearse and the priest arrived and the coffin
was about to be. closed up,}when (be .aunts
of the corpse were observed tq move, and
very soon, to the amazement of all, the
dead man sat bolt upright in h|s' coffin,
and after surveying the scene for a fete
inquired the cause of all the
gloomy preparations he saw going on. The
electric shock had suspended animation
for over twenty-four hours so perfectly as
to deceive even the coroner, the man's
wife and all his friends. '
<ar“ Ah.” raid a young skeptic to t|n pld
Quaker, “ I suppose you are one of those
tana ties who believe the Bible?” Said
the old man, “I do believe the Bible.—
Do you believe it!” “ No'; 1 can,have no
proo: of its trutji.” “ Then, inquired the
old man, “ does thee believe iii JSranro?”
Yes ; for although I have not seen it, I
have seen others who have. Besides
is plenty of corroborative proof thatsdcha
country does exist. “ Then.thee wifi not
believe anything thee nor others has not
seen?” “No.” “ Did thee ever see thy own
brains!” “No. “Ever see a man who
did see them?” No.” “ Dost thee believe
thee has any ?” This last question potan
end. to the discussion. .
SSf What is tlm difference between, a
mischievous mouse and a beautiful yorng
lady! ' ' ' '-' i '
. One harms the cheese, and tbs other
charms the he’s. , . , \ l c 1
ue-djelqs. as (here jdamvl"So bbumt
smaa‘arms found ai(ar''^6
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