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M.;ORUM & DEBN,
[iraer of Barnet and Julia Sts.,
East Altoona. .
/— CASH! 1
IT HSTANUING the rapid ad
of avery article of trade, the uadenfacoei)
lined to aUItUCE THKIII PKICBS ttq Suit
, SHOES, &C„ 4C„
after January 11th 1864.
übl« them to do so eocceMfoliy, they win
for CASH. We will not pretend to mt
>tiox Itaie tyvtem eolelj for yonp Lenefit-
in tmelaan teecbM os that the bene.
.t we V*
it loa* v
i will bb
Ilmt we inteftt;
yoil will cert'
-O by Rising long lists of reduction!
.make, tut respectfully iurite you to call
'lock. Tell ns you hare the Cash, and
.go away satisfied that you bare round
e are determined to sell a little lower
we afaonld do it on * half rations/’
Pt-paying patrons on' the old system,
ron will .continue yonr patronage on
■ word lot Jt, it will prose more to
unr own. Thoee who hare not been
be able to “see it.**
sntly on hand a large stock of
dcwlieat Flour, Corn Flour,
facilities for selling at prices which
lui life lowtc,
« tint «»T th«t j
>e Dt*w •y*te«B,i
uui afUuUca tt
> imuctual, m»j)
kil of which we
AltiOU*, J»O.IJ, II
IM FIRST HANDS.
of ami Wholesale *,
uWIC ta the
l«t. Wo manufacture
(i in our own £ton*. In >bj
zperrision, and wo know |
&<J superior to the largest q»
iit in the macket.
imi. We buy oar Cloths dl
u i»y middle men.
We sell oar Clothing t
rei the cost of «ur Cloths, fti,
f Ciotliing the percentage vhfc
In* *»uy from second bauds to k
[..thing at the same price *l
r their* at wholesale,
i itet .their jt.khls at the aaaeprt
»y for theirs In the city, there)
IV i* have branch. Stores In
ALTOONA AND Ji
wh.-re may lx* had at the
se'.i Uteoi'here in the city.
1 i uny person has b»en told, pj- j,
In Altoona, is/ played out,”
into his establishment, on Main gt,
(o<«Ib and prices. •%.
S °‘ 7o2 M * rk “ *Y 1 '
JL form the citizen* of Altouna a&d 14
tr>. that he has ja»t returned from the
been selecting bis itCN&of
FALL AND iWINTER ISOODS,
wliich,for style, anaUtyand price, cum |1 in
tin. neck of coimtrjr. Hie .lock U i.ee*larg«r then
lieivtofore, and M it U quite an object. In ftesc exdtlni;
w.r tiiuea, for estry ope to pmckeae *i»re*,ey can get
The Best Good* and at the Lowell Prices,
b« would say that he can and will mQ as ftw, if uot n
little lower than any other house io this place. 1 lie wishes
ah to call and see bis stock before pnitbating Elsewhere,
an la* fevls confident he can offer iwocements vhich will
d«fy competition: Uis stock consists of ‘
LADIES’ DRESS GOODS uf erery description,
MEN AND BOYS’ WINTER WEAK.’
LADIES AND MISSES’HKKSS SHOES,;
MEN AND BOYS’ BOOTS AND oIIOES,
MEN’S UaLt (HOSE
WOMEN’S AND MISSES’ WOOL HOSE. T
H ITS AND CAPS, .1
BLEACHED AND UNBLEACHED MUSLIN,
GINGHAMS AND Ht.VTY DRILLINGS.
H. will sell Ladles Sewed, Heeled Bwteet at tIA6AI ; r >
Ki|‘ Hexgwl IaISIAO
Men i Boots, m
BALMORAL SKIRTS, very low. . 7
White and Brown Sugar, Bio Coffeee, Ten, te.‘
an. -verything that Is usual 1; kept in a Drr GoodlStoee.
and m cheap as the cheapest. J. J, SPRANILE.
■tlnsma, Oct. 7. 1863. T
CITY DRUG STORR.
11:;. h,. U. RBIGAKT would re^pect
■MJ fully announce to the citiieni of Aioona awl rar
ruuuJiug country, that he ha> recently nnrehaed the
C °- ° a Vi,gini *
His Drugs are Fresh and Pure,
and he hope* by .trict attention to butln-m. to merit a
•har* of public patronage. I
> an< * hl« stock, lie baa couafeutlyoa
MEDICINES and CHEMICALS
FISK TOILET SOAPS, PERFUMERY, BRUSHES,
GLASS, PVTTT, PAINTS, OILS rAMvr&n*,
CARBON OIL AND LAMPS, I j
NOTIONS CIGARS ■ i
and tttry article tuuaUy kept in a Pint-da,, hrvg Sm.
I’UEE WINES AND LIQUOBS -
for medicinal use. ■ ,
DOMISSTIC 6KAPK WISJS-PDRE-WAHluiim
, PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS T
allhaur,ofth " ,i ‘^" , «'-t-
'Pllia Subscribers would respetiiiuHv
,1 announce t» the citizen* of Altoona and remit?
Ihzt theybarejiut returned from Oie»ut ntth fb*r
FALL AND WINTEK STOCKUiF
HATS & CAPS,
BOOTS <Sc SHOES.
Tlitdretodtcf HATS & CAPS Imreb«u
beta* with grant earn, and with the TbS of rattlßi in
rho may hepf them with their patronage. Their lln'rf
Boot* sadfiboei if complete. w
rheir tAAiW HISSES' and CBILDBKX'S SBoks
"»of warranted. Their Baimonjl lb,m
hr Ladle* and Miasm, are Just the > thins for »!!
leather ami seeing health K
TUankliil to .the public for their urj liberal patronar*
Stops ea MAIN ST. . next door to Bowman’* Kxchahei
B «W- SMlT'i * JUSMi
tltaona, May 12. 1563. 1
TEAS! TEAS! TEABI—FRITCHEY
X l» selling Teas superior to any e*er offered in At
*£ free of adulteration, coloring, or mlz-
OSEON CKAGKEIiS—A. LARGE
:k»r» Jiut ifceirtd
Av t apply of these delicious ci
jl, 2, ASJ) 3,
iaJa sized uitokage*. neilr, and each package
»nnutsd, jap< recslred and forealelaw
D. il. BARK A qO,
detail dealers in Heady-made
invite the Attention of the
loferom e to their Mock.
own They are inode
telpbU. under our immediate
are well made m*d cun l,*e
itityof Heady-made cloth
from the Imporfters'aiid
mvp the per ceafoge put
Mr Rating the purchasers
"aunt be added by those
" Again. We retail oui
i oth«t merchants pay
ly those who )my from
which other Clothier*
sating said Clothiers’
\gur«T> at wjiich we
ines. I hut j Tuck's
such person drop
> and examine his
jl, where he has
tHE AtTOpNA. TRIBUNE.
M. B. McVRUM. .... . s. C. DERN.
iniroas t.\B piotaii(o».
Per igoem, (payable ißrariably in .franc,) $1 60
AJI popera dleoontinun) at tlie expiration of the time
touts or AAVXKTUIMO
_ 1 faeertioo 2 do. 3 do.
Poor lino, or le«.. e 26 t 8714 t6O
One Square, (8 linen).. • 60 76 1 00
Z7° “ ii® “ > 100 160 200
*“•» " (** 1 160 200 260
Over three weeks and less than three months. 25 cents
per square for each Insertion.
3 months. 6 months. 1 veer.
8U lines or less...; $1 60 4300 4600
One square .2 60 4 00 7 00
*5? ;* - 400 600 10 00
J™* * 600 800 12 00
£"•** , 600 10 00 14 00
Uelf a c01umn...... 10 00 14 00 20 00
One col nun 14 00 25 00 40 00
Administrators end Kxechtors Notices l 75
Merchants advertising by the year, three squares,
with liberty to change., 10 00
Professional or Bosinesa Card*. not exceeding 8 lines
with paper, per year.....; 5 00
Communications-of a political character or individual
Interest, will be charged according to the above rates.
Advertisements pot marked with the number ef inser
tions desired, wiU:be continued till forbid and charged
according to the above terms.
Busineas notices,fife cents per line for every insertion.
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THE TWO ANGELS.
Long ago two shining angels,
Found a home upon our shore.
And our fathers bade them welcome.
. Joyful welcome evermore;
Shouts and sours of glad thanksgiving.
Loud arose froip every home.
From the lips of maid afid matron,
tirejOiaired sire and stalwart son.
Swords were laid asidfrof hiokeu,
Every sound of war must rense.
For one angel that they welcomed,
Boro the gentle name of Peace.
And the other bright winged seraph,
&oon proclaimed our country free :
For she bade our lathers g| ory
In her name. *t«a* Lit*rtv.
Like an helrdoom to our n-itiun.
Handed dpwn from sire to aoin.
Linked forever in our memory
With the name of Washington.
These two angels still were with iw.
And in imiqh.we were strong,
Never dreaming but forever
Right would triumph over wrong
came from every nation.
And beneath our flag they found
Safety from:the stern oppression,
That at home such action bound.
Plenty reigned and we wen* happy
In the mansion and the cut.
Koanied the abgels, and fore ver.
Coming sorrows were forgot.
fiat a cloud was in .the distant,
Other hands were at the wheel,
Blinded oy their own ambition.
They forgot their countiy’s weal.
Darker grew the cloud, and darker,
’Twas the winding sheet ot Peace.
Had fanatics baited its coming,
Even as a glad release.
Ever, gill their father’s gare them,
The; would trample io the duet,
Shut their door* up. n the angels.
Let them le.ee ns, u the; must.
Burst the cloud, and Peace had auiahed.
All our gtor; with her died,
And upon war’s blood; alter,
Libert; was crucified.
Brother against brother turning
Grasped the swards so long laid bj.
Each one to himself rejtesting.
Wo must con jusr ur iuust die.
And on man; a field of battle,
Where once stood the waving grain,
B; the hand of brothers murdered.
Lie the thousand of the slain.
From the widowed hearts
From the mothers heaving breast,
n From the orphao’slonely pillow;
Comes the wall for rest;
Best from grief, the heart o’er laden.
Sinks beneath Us Ipavy load;
All they loved U gone, and lonely
Now they walk life’s weary'road.
44 004 of mercy! wijt,thou never
Send deliverance from afar ?”
Stay the tide of human pension,
Stay the iron heei of war.
Liberty and Peace returning,
Like the sunlight; alter storm,
Tl»at a nation's voice may gladly,
Hail their resurrection morn.
St. Paul, December Uth, j&63. ■
THE PUSHING GIEL PUNISHED.
“She’s a naughty, wicked girl? I
don’t like her—l don’t! I shall hate her
Ob-o-o-h, ’’ fretted little Hester Bliss 5 as
she turned into the yard crying bitterly.
Oh-o-o-h-h-h, she’s the worst girl—”
“ Jester,” said Mfs. Bliss in her softest,
most soothing tone, coming to meet her,
“ what makes you cfy, dear ?”
“That naughty pushing girl hurt me—
poshed me right down ’gainst my dinner
pail, only see,” and the little girl took off
her hat and showed a bloody forehead,
and fell to crying again harder than be
fore. Her mother led her tenderly to the
water and bathed away the blood, then
laid a wet cloth on the slight wound, and
took her little daughter on her lap. She
did not say anything for a' few minutes,
-hut wiped away the fast coming tears, and
pressed her cheek lovingly, against the
pretty brown curb. After a while Hes
terV tears ceased, and she looked into her
mother’s few shily, for somehow she felt
that mamma sorry for ■ something be- j
sides/the hurt forehead. 1 |
“ Isn’t it ever so tricked to posh folks I
doWR) mamma ?” she asked, catching her
bredth with * Wf 80^-
Wong, ddar; ‘bat what
did you do pi made Susie push you
“ Nothing paid little Hester, starting up
and speaking earnestly. “ I didn’t do
one thing. She told me to sing, and I
didn’t want to, and then she pushed me
right down,” and the poor child drew a
long, tremulous sigh.
** Why didn’t you wish to sing, dear'?”
“ ’Cause she laughs at me.” And the
sensitive little one shrank down against;
her mother’H a shoulders, as if she felt ' the 1
sting of that unkind laugh even then.—
Mrs. Bliss drew her closer to her bosom,
and pressed kiss after kiss on the flushed
“ She pushes everybody, mamma! O
she’s the very naughtiest—”
“ I wouldn’t talk about her, darling.”
“ But you don’t think a good girl would
push me down and hurt me, do you
“ No, indeed!” hiding a halt'smile be
hind the brown curls. “ But Hester,
dear, we must not mind so much what
others do; it is what wrong we ourselves
do that should trouble us. 'Hie push that
Susie gave you would have done little
harm had you not suffered it to arouse
angry, bitter, revengeful feelings ; those
made you unhappy. Go up into your
little room now, my love, and ask God to
forgive you and Susie too.”
Susie was, indeed, as little Hester had
said a wicked girl. She took delight in
pushing everybody that she could, es
pecially those not as strong as herself.—
If they stood by the brook she pushed
them in, wetting shoes and feet. She
pushed children against seats, door, stove,
wall, or anything else, and caused a deal
of discomfort at school, and sometimes
positive injury. But Susie got pushed
herself, one day, severely enough to teach
her better habits. I will tell you how it
There was a pasture adjoining the
school-yard, and a pet lamb named Tom
my was put into it a few days after Susie
pushed little Hester on to her dinner pail.
It was a district where sheep are sel
dom seen, save when they were driven
past by butchers, all covered with dust
and dirt. But Tommy was largo, and
white, and beautiful, and the school chil
dren liked very much to look at him while
he fed along steadily behind the cows..
One day he came down with the cows
when some of the girls were at the brook.
Susie and Hester were among them. The
girls started to run away, but Susie de
clared she was not afraid of a lamb, and
as Tommy drew near she threw up her
hands to drive him away. Whether he
wished to play 1 cannot say, but he in
stantly dyew back, arched bis neck proudly,
and jumped, pushing Susie so hard that
she went on to her knees, as she said,
“ before she knew it.” She scrambled
up, but before she got fairly to her feet
Tommy pushed her again, and down she
went, but jumped up quickly and tried to
reach the stone wall, but the frolicsome
pet gave her another “ push” that sent
her headlong against a rock, by which fall
her chin was sadly cut, and her arm and
shoulder badly bruised. The boys set up
an unkind shout, and the girls whispered
among themselves. “Just goad enough
for her“ served her right wonder if
she’ll push us again in a hurry.” But
little fester went to the wall and helped
Susie over. At night Hester recounted
the whole affair to her mother, who was
■adly perplexed by the tone and manner
of her little girl; for, while it was by no
means triumphant, it was far too anima
ted to be a token of pity, so she asked
“ And weren’t you sorry to have poor
Susie hurt so »”
“ Why no, mamma,” said Hester, very
solemnly, “ because I suppose that is the
way God sent to punish her for punishing
all of us girls: so I oughtn’t to be sorry, you
see ; but I wet my handkerchief and put
it on her chin, and told her if she wouldn’t
cry I’d give her every one of my nuts that
Dick Foster gave me, and when she was
crackiug them on the wall, and the girls
begged for some, she didn’t push them
away at all; so I guess she won’t ever
push folks again.”
The mother had nothing more to say.
Faith.— Recently a backslider from tem
perance, who was in,a condition some
what mellow’ found himself at a gather
ing of sober peoplejatJßenny’g, and attem pl
ed to address them—• Brethren !’ said he;
‘ I’ve been thinking of that passage which
says, * If you only have faith like a moun
tain, you can tip over a grain of mustard
seed —hie—most any time,’
o*The other day we passed two little,
blue-nosed, shivering boot-blacks, waiting
for customers on the street corner’ Like
true specimens of,‘Young America,’ they
occupied the time in discussing principles,
and we chanced to hear onq—a defiant
youngster of not more than a dozen years
—assert himself thus—* I’ll give a dollar
to have my rights, if they ain’t worth
more’n two j»nts.
: A French gentleman, who was cares
sing a dog one day, remarked, “ I love
de dogs, decals, de sheep, de pigs, Snd in
short’any tiling that is beastly.”
[ntDEPENPEST IK EVEKTTHLKO. J
ALTOONA, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1864.
THE YOUTH AH6 THB HOBTHWIHD;
A FAIHY TALE,
noil i liiu-cion, sou aii email
[/’rom (kt Ifonptifiim.']
BT JOIJK O. SAXE
Once on a time—'twas long ago
There lived a worthy dame
Who sent her son to fetch some floor,
For she was old apd lame.
But while he loitered on the road.
The Northwind chanced to stray
Across the careless rionnker's path’,
Ami stole the flour awar. ’
“Alas! what shall We do for bread f"
Exclaimed the weeping M *
“The flout is gone .’—the flonr’ii gone !
And it was all we had 1"
And so he sought the Northwind’s cave.
Beside the distant main ;
“Good .Mister Borea*!”—said the lad,
•T waut my flour again !
'1 was all we had to live upon—
My mother old and I;
O give us back the flour again,
Or wc shall surely die !”
“I have it notthe North wind growled
“But for your laekiof bread,
1 give to you this table-cloth ;
’Twill serve you well instead;
For you have but to spread it out.
And every costly dish
Will straight appear at yonr command.
Whatever you may wish."
The lad received the magic cloth,
With wonder and delight,
And thanked the doner heartily,
As well, indeed, he might.
Keturuing homeward, at an Inn
Just half his journey through.
He fain must show his’ table-cloth,
And what the cloth could do.
So while he slept, the knavish host
Went slyly to the bed,
And stole cloth—bnt shrewdly placed
Another in its stead.
Unknowing what the rogue had done.
The lad went on hia. wav,
And came unto his journey’s end
Jlist at the close of dav.
He -bowed the dame his table-cloth.
And told her of its power;
“Good sooth,” he cried, “ ’twas well for us
The Northwind stole the flour!"
“Perhaps,’—exclaimed the cautious crone,
“The story may he true;
Tis mighty Utile good, I ween,
Vour table cloth can do
And now the younker spread it forth,
And tried the spell—alas !
Twas hut a common table-cloth,
And nothing came to pass.
Then to the Northwind, far away,
He sped with might and main;
“Vour table-cloth is good for nonght:
I want my flonr again!”
“I have it no;”—the Northwind growled,
“Bnt, lack of bread,
I give to yon this little goat,
Twill serve you well instead ;
For von have but to tell him this :
‘Make money! Muster BUI!’
And he will give yon golden coins,
As many as you will!’’
The lad received the magic goat,
With wondhr and delight,
And thanked the donor heartily,
As well, indeed, he might.
Returning homeward, at the Inn,
Just half his journey through ;
He fain most show his little goat.
And what the goat could do.
** e •kpk t * ie knavish host
Went slyly to the shed,
And stole the goat—but shrewdly placed
Another in its stead.
Unknowing what the rogue had done,
The yonth went on-his way,
And reached his weary journey's end
3 nst at the close of day.
He showed the dame his magic goat,
And told her of his pbwer;
“Good sooth,” be cried, “ 'twas well for ns
The North wind stole die floor 1"
“I much misdoubt,” the- dame replied
“Your wondrous tale is true;
Tis little good, for hungry folks,
Tour silly goat can do J”
“Good master Bill!” the lad exglaimed,
“Make money I”—but, alas!—
Twas nothing hut a common goat,
And nothing came to pass 1 x
Then to the Northwind, angrily,
He sped with might and main ;
“Your foolish goat is good for nought ;
I want my flour again 1”
“I have it not,” the Northwind growled,
“Nor can I give you might,
Except this cudgel—which, indeed,
A magic charm has got;
For yon hare but to tell it this:
*My cudgel!—hit away I’
And, till you bid it stop again.
The cudgel will, obey I"
Returning home, he stopt at night
Where he had lodged before;
And feighning to be fast asleep;
lie soon began to snore.
And when the host would steal the staff.
The sleeper mnttered,“Stay—
I see what you would fain be at ;
Good cudgel I—hit away I” ,
The cudgel thumped about his eats.
Till he began to cry,
“O stop the staff, for mercy’s sake 1
Or I shall surely die!”
But still the cudgel thumped away
'Until the.roacal said. ' ’
“I’ll give you back the cloth and goat,.
0 spare my broken bead 1”
And so it whs the lad reclaimed
His table-cloth and goat;
her passage through the street. She ran up
Baltimore street as far as Calvert, where
she met a man with a wheelbarrow’' on
which were several matresses, aud con
tented herself by pusing her horns through
the matrasses and tossing them into the
street. She tiled returned and ran up
North street, to Fayette, and into the yard
of the new United States court House, but
came out again immediately, followed by
the crowd, which turned her head towards
if. At the corner of Baltimore and North
streets she rushed at a colored man, and
catching him on her horns threw him on
the street, and passed westward. The
colored man was terribly frightened, but
not injured. The cow continued her
course up Baltimore street; and when
near Light, rushed upon a young man
named John S. Beed a clerk to Major-
General Butler 1 , and gored him in the left
. arm, near the shoulder, causing a painful
wound about three indies in and
penetrating nearly to the bone. He was
: removed to the drug store of Coleman &
Rogers, where the wound was dressed,
after which he went to the Newton Uni
versity Hospital. The animal kept on
J her course, and at the comer of Charles
j street ran at a lady who was leading a
; little boy by the band. In her effort to
j escape die fell, just as the cow dashed at
I her, and the little boy’s face was : consid
j erably bruised by his head striking against
| the curb stone. They were both token tc
| a drug store, when it was founed that
) neither of them had sustained : serious
I injury. At the corner of Harbyer street,
s -policeman Frost shot the gnimal, 'and he
j found it necessary to shooi five balls into
I her before she could be brought ttr the
-i if \ - JrA ,
-.- ; .->• .•■;• • .- 1' :i
And, growing rich, u length became
A man of famous note.
He kept hi* mother tenderly, ■
And cheered her waning life;
And married—a* yon may nnprior
A princes* for a wife;
*j**h he tired, had ever near,
To favor worthy ends,. .
A cudgel for his enemies,
And money for his friends!;
CHANGES WHOUQHT BTWAB.
In “Cudjo’s Cave,” a war novel by J.
T. Trowbridge, well known as a contribu
tor to the Atlantic Monthly, we find the
following beautiful paragraph:
“How many a beloved, ‘good-for-noth
ing’ has gone from our streets and fire
sides, to reappear far off in a vision of
glory ! The school-fellows know not their
comrade ; the mother knows not her own
son. The stripling, whose outgoing and
incoming were so familiar to us—impul
sive, fun loving, a little vain, a little sel
fish, apt to be cross when the supper was
not ready, apt to coine late and make you
cross when the supper was ready and
waiting—who ever guessed what noble
ness was in him! His country called,
and he rose up a patriot. The fatigue of
marches, the hardships of camp and
bivouac, the Hard fare, the injustice that
that must be submitted to, all the terrible
trials of the body’s strength and the soul’s
patient endurance—these he bora with the
superb buoyancy of spririt which denotes
, hero. Who was it that caught up the
colors, and rushed forward with them into
the thick of the battle, the fifth man who
attempted it had been shot down? Not
the village loafer, who used to go about
the streets dressed so shabbily ? Yes, the
same. He fell, covered with wounds and
glory. The rusty and seemingly useless
instrument we saw hang so long idle on
the walls of society, none dreamed to be a
trumpet of sonorous note until the soul
came and blew a blast. And what has
become of that white-gloved, purfumed,
handsome cousin qf yours, devoted to his
pleasures, weary even of those—to whom
life, with all its luxuries, had become a
•bore ? He fell in the trenches at Wagner.
He had distinguished himself by his dar
ing, his hardi-hood, his fiery love of liber
ty. When the nation’s alarm beat, his
manhood ■ stood erect; he shook himself;
all past frivolities were no more than dust
to the name of, this young lion. The war
has proved useful if only in this, that it
has developed the latent heroism in our
young mem, and taught us what is in hu
manity, in our fellows, in ourselves.—
Because it has called into action all this
generosity and courage, if for no other
cause, let us forgive its cruelty, though
the chair of the beloved one be; vacant,
the bed unslept in and the hand cold that
penned the letters in that sacred drawer,
which cannot even now be opened with
FBSAES OF A MAT! COW.
Late yesterday afternoon a cow made
her appearance on Baltimore street, near
South, and in a few minutes her actions
caused considerable excitement. A man was
driving her through the city, and unused to
the sight of so many vehicles, she soon
became excited, and ran at a lady, but
without doing any harm. Immedately
some two or three hundred persons gath
ered, and by tbeir hooting so completely
enraged the animal that she attacked any
who. fell in her way or attempted to check
A GOOD STOBT.
During Robert Holler’s lafe brilliant
engagement in Pittsburg the tune and
excellence of his entertainments attracted
all classes of people—-the musical and' re
fined, the millionarie and merchant
prince, the mechanic and the artizan; in
, * *ye*y class of society found its repre
sentatives within the theatre each night of
One evening a genuine specimen of the
genus verdant, with his girl on his arm,
presented himself at the box office and
“ What's the tax to the show ?”
“ Fifty cents,” politely answered the
“ Well, I guess I won’t bade outanyhow
—here’s your tin.”
deceiving his tickets, greeny entered,
dragging the young lady by the. hand.—
This peculiarity, and the oddity of - their
dress, soon made thenj the observed of all
observers. Heller shortly after‘com-;
menced his illusions, which were won
dered at with eyes and mouth wide open
by our rustic pair—he occasionally ejacu
lating in pretty loud tones, “ Thunder,”
while she would exclaim, “ Mercy, ain’t
it queer 1,” ' . 4
Feat after feat was presented, and re
ceived with the plaudist of the audience,
until the introduction of the “ Aerial
Bell,” a glass bell suspended by a simple
cord from the centre of the ceiling, and
used in answering questions. After thej
usual performance with it, the question!
“ Is anybody in the house in lovi
wishes to get married ?”
“Pray tell what part of the
they are in ?”
The bell immediately
rustics, wlio sat looking at one anofl
as a pair of doves, apparently oblivkJ
theu: own happiness, to all surrounS
“ Are they engaged ?” M
“ Will they ever be ?”
“When will Uptake place ?”
During these questions and
our rustic had been gradually ope -
himself out like a jack-knife, and nov
tained his full attitude ; when pnllin 'f
his shirt collar, and stirring up nis
of flax colored hair, he w-B"
less with joy and medtementr |p}'
“Say,say, you mister 1 jest a:M“’'
thing if Nancy Jane and me is*!*^ 1 *
spliced together, and if he says 'jSJ,
give you the best horse in Butler JP ’
and call our first boy after yon ” 18k '
Shouts, yells and peals of lauaMßfe
lowed this announoememt,
Jane, suffused with blushes; pqjsSSgg’.
coat tail, and begged him in
treating manner: *^BSSk,
“ Kow, do, Ike, please sit
Ike, however, toomuch elated with his
success, and unmindfnlof Ml around,
stretched his body as fer as possible over
the bMustrade, and in a voice audible fat
every corner of the house, cried out:
“ Dod rot it, mister, do jest that thing
to say yes, and dog my cats and bnttoS
if I don’t call ail my babies, boys and
girls, after you, and lick that
says grass to you, to boot.” - 5
You can readily imagine the
ment was short that night, aqd whew
over, the happy couple were made -
happier, as the minister made them
for life, in the presence of Robert HellerJ .
A Fast Man.—A few weeks since, on#>*.
Thomas Jones, a soldier 'recently <
in the 15th U. S. infantry, hired a hmwtJiif
and buggy at Harrisburg, for the purpanir '1
of going to Marietta, where he said :
sided. He drove as for as Middletown
where the buggy broke down. Abeafen- '
ing the broken vehicle he *
horse and drove on to
hired a two horse buggy and '>s
horse from Dr. Cushman. Becomingf*©. >||
quainted with a female in; to, fSI
whom he introduced himself as Cppt.
Scovel, he induced her to accompany Jra
him in a drive' to Lancaster. Upon^he.
arrival there of the twain- they proceeded .'Sti
to Gormane’s tavern in South Queen street, ir
and secured the services of a minister
united them in the bonds of matrimony;
A splendid supper was ordered, whicGFwaii v-sj
served up in the best style, and
married couple retired to their HymftwUq
coach. ' i " . jM
Early next morning the soi-dwton* Cap*.' ’■*>
Scovel concluded to take a walk; bat an- -.■%
fQrtanately for the fatnre welfare Of
bride forgot to return, leaving her
the bill for the supper, &£ Dr. QnljMlpM
who had become alarmed at the ajSo|Bedjs£
absence of his: horse and j.jgW<S6"
a search for'
out its w|i*^b<raterand ■ ohtsdped • MMp||
non of lt,'together with the' 'horse
alias' Jones had hired in Hartw|j|jjjS||
I The ‘ deserted wife’ returned to!
. One hundred -thousand 1
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