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nustntvn ilc mocvat.
lHW.ed every Friday morning,
iiHHJOoluinblttn Building near tliu
'CWAHLES B. D'HOOKWAY,
Editor and Proprietor.
Tebmb.'-Two dollars n year, pnyn.,
ii)o lit ndvhnco.
JOti PBITINO of nil descriptions
oxccutod'WUh neatness and dispatch,
it rcairiqfijjfr rates.
BTCjES AND TIN WAKE.
VA06tf HlJAtZ. dcalcrln stoves A tinware, Mnln
.1 .LiitaCcoutl house. vl-u
ilocSU Molnst.. west of .Market, vi-
"1 ' CLOTHING", AO.
K'tOWENBEBQ, merchant tnllor, Mnln st
, door above American house.
J"W."CltttMIIEnt.IN. wholesnlcnnd retail deal
, er In clothing, etc.; llnrtman'ii building, Mnln
.trust. ;) '.i vl-uu
DlyaS, CHEMICALS, AC.
itOVKR tBBps.. )rum
JJl Browert block Main
TJ P. LUTZ, druggist nnd npothecary, Itnpert
JJ, UlOCK, Alain Bl., wcas Ol itiaiHtu vi-
" CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO.
HENBYZUPPINQEB, Watches, Bpeelncles and
Jewelry AcMnlnBtroet nenr West St. v3ul5
nearsonlheastcoruer Main and IronsU.vl-nlJ
f K, RAVAGE, dealer In clocks, watchwi nnd
. leweiry. aiain bi., jusi. uciow American
House,, ,t ir
r OATHCAhT, watch and clock maker, Mnrket
K. at- bclowilaln. V1-U13
BOOTS AND SHOES.
T'At.'tlBOWN boot and shoeinalcer.Mnlii street
V.'OPPoena .uouri uousc. vi-i
BOLLKDEBjinannfactiircrnnddealcr In boots
I and shoei.Malnsl., opposlto Episcopal ehurrh
HENItY KLEIM, tnanufneturer nnd denier In
IxroUiandiuioes, groceries etc., East lllooms
nurc Main it. vl-nlJ
DAVID BETZ, boot nnd shoemaker, Main St.,
.belo jr. HorUunn's store, west of Market street.
J 11. EVAN8.M. D. surgoon and physician south
side Main at, below Market. vl-n!3
riB.ll. F.'Ktnney surgeon dentist, teeth extract
r T .,imu,n ami .li-n IMn M
north side Mnln St., below Market. vl-nll
C. JUITTEB, M. D. surgeon and Physician
DlC'Itn a' HOWElt, Burgeon dentist, Main St.,
above court h.onse. vl-n
T h! BOniSON, Attorney-at-Law, Offlco Hnrt
I , man's building, Main Htreet. v2-n'J0
ETL IKELEIt, Attorncy-nt-I.nw,0fflce, 2d lloor(
In Exchange Uluclt, near tho "Exchaugo Ho
M1LLINEBY & FANCY GOODS.
rni pij ifr.iNic
Millinery uud Fancy Ooods.
lllntaln Htreet below Market.
tflSS'.IJZZIB BAKKLEY, milliner.
f IS3 A. D." WEBI1, fnney. goods, notions, 'jooks,
jl stationery, Exchango block Mnln street,
Ed'JiTEUMAN, millinery nnd fancy goods op
. poalt Episcopal church, Main st, vl-n!3
IRAj,10IJAj A. & HADE I1AIIKLEY, ladles
lL cloaks and dress patterns, southeast corner
Main and westst. vl-n!3
II8flM."DEBBICICS0N, millinery and fancy
Ugooda Malnst.,oproHlto Court House. vlnll
II nsi Mi B. PUBM AN, milliner, Main st., below
Jl llartmni'a store, west of Market st. vr13
IU1E MIRiEU IIAHMAN millinery nnd fancy
1 goods,.Maln,strcetJust below Ainerlcnu house.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
T LKACOCK, oyster nud-eatlnu saloon, Amerl
J, can House. -Mnlnst.. llallzer Ui
ItMDMYEB A JAC011Y, confectlonry, bakery,
If and oyster saloon, wholesale and retail, Ex
nauge block. Main st. vlnl3
r,tox & WEBB,
IB, confectionery, bakery, and oys
r.' wholesalo and retail, Exchaugo
! ter saloon,
IXCIIANOE nOTEL, by Koons & Clark, Main
J st., opposite court house. V1-U13
1 MEBICAN HOUSE, by John Lkacock, Main
A'st.; west of Iron street. vl-n!3
F O It K8 'HOTEL, by G.W.Mauokk, east end of
Main t. vl-ul3
B. HTOHNEB, refreshment saloon, Main St., Just
.above courthouse. V1-U13
I700NB.4 .CLABK, refreshment
; ebon go hotel.
,'MEBCHANTS AND GKOCEItS.
if JACOBS, Conlcctlonery.
rj Kt., below Iron
groceries etc. Main
S1I. MIIXEII4 dealer In dry goods, groceries,
ueensware. Hour, salt, snots, notions, etc.
lixcuauie blooJi, Main street, vl-nu
M'KKIiVYrNEAL A Co., dealers in dry goods,
groceries. Hour, feed, salt, libit, lion, nails,
tiluoTtlieaqt coiner MuiunuU uurketst. vl-nu
HtCHOWEB, hats and caps, boots and shoes,
ilolu U, above Court.lluuse. vl-uu
ri C.'MABB, dry goodB and notions, southwest
U. .corner Main uud Iron sis. V1-U13
w-i .,;,,.;-) 1
' J, BBOWF.n, dry goods, groceries, etc,, corner
I i Main and Court House alley vl-nM
M 'i -: il " "
. A. 1UHJK1.IS y. Keystone snoostore, books and
.stationery, Mulnnt;oelow Market vl-nu
WILLIAM-1 EIIA8MUS, confectioneries, Main
St., near tho railroad. vl-uu
1,1 MENDENIIALL, general stock of morchan
jtj. due and lumber, comer of Main street and
T J. BOBBINS, dealer In drv coods erccries etc.
1) HhlYe'ablocXMatnst,, below Iron V1-U13
JK, OlltTON, Onwerles A Provisions,
Street below Market
M,t P. IjIITZ dealer in choice dry goods, House
. keenlnir iioods. tresh groceries, etc.etc. Main
su, opposite court house, v.lnlJ
J K, EVER, groceries and general merchandise
Main st,, above West, vl-nU
SCBAMBR A. A. E. HAYHUBST. Dealers In
, Groceries, Confeetlouerlts and Notions,
HeotUiwn, south side, two doors above Brobst's
wagpumalter shop. V -ul.
ri, ;M, CliniBTMAN, saddle.lrunk and Imruess
J maker, opposite Lplscojial emu
hurch Main st.
WCOBELL, furniture rooms, threo story
j brlokonMalnst,, west of Market st, vl-ulJ
aper, window shades,
and flxtores, Bujiert block, Main st, vl-n W
BOSBNSTOCK. Iihotouranher. Kielinnee
, block. Main st., opposite court house, vl-n!3
J W.H AMPLE A CO. Machinists. East Illoanis.
11, burg near railroad. .Castings made at short
tH.tlce? -machinery mode and repaired. v2-u23
'k. KUim:-dealer In meat tallow, etc. Chem-
tierlln's alley, luick of American lir ise, v l-n3
m,J. IHDLGMAN. Anent Munson's Corner Til-
TT " -
liTJH-- PIinsELTj. saddle, trunk and larness
! u maker, ,Maln st below court, house, vl-nlG
r. j a 1
1 ru4.u. uiuq tn
Qlue Maker, and White am' fancy
nLOOUSBUBO LUMBEB CO., manufacturers
ana dealers In Lumber, of all kinds, planing
mill near the rail-road, vl-uia
malble works, near southwest
n and Market sts, vl-u3
LEB. dealer ta pianos, oreans and
,utu. v,voretrs(urnuure rooms
' 1 'llfll
l . W.KOUBINS.llQuor dealer second door from
yiIWMt corner Main and Iron st. vl-nl3
I Hps PEA CO
dun iLm.'.iu'i. 1 " 1 . . 1 j , ,
.COCK. Notary Public, northeast corner
,uu ,u.,..t ... Vl-UU
if.HN A.FUNBTON, mutual and cash rates fire
Juurance company.northeastcoruer.Malu and
UUEL JACOBY, MarMe and Brown Stone
or,l tmootusuurg.ueiwICKroad, Vlu47
VOLUME III NO. 17.
DB. 0. A. MEOABUEL, physician and surccon.
Main t., next door lu Good's Hotel. vl-nl7
BB1CIC HOTEIj and refreshment saloon, by
Win. Masteller cor. of Malnnnd l'lnest.vlnu
HABMAN BUOTltEBS, Tanners nnd mnnnfac
tuncrsof leather, on Main St., below (JoodV
Flour nnd Orlst Mill, nnd
I) Ucnler In grnln, Mill Htreet.
BOW'EIl A UKUltlNH, denier In dry goods,
groceries, lumber nnd gcnernl Merchandise
Mnln st, vl'H7
JOHN 1'llYMlItt:, snddlo nnd harncssmaker
Main St.. above tho Hwau Hotel. VMH7
A A E. W. COLEMAN, Merchant tailor and
, Ucnt's furnishing goods, MaluHt., next door
to the brick hotel. V1-1M7
B. HAYHUBST, Clocks, Watches nndOuns
, repaired. Uuus and Watches for sale, Mnln
below Pino. V1-U17
TAMES B. HABMAN. Cnblnet Maker, nnd Uu-
U ueriaucr. juam ou, ueiow x'lue.
iiTlfiHAKl. C KEIXElt. Confectionery.
ill ic. &c.,on l'luoBt,, between Main and Ailll.
TT H.&C. KF.I.CI1NF.B, Blacksmiths, on Mill
X. riirccc, near 1'iue.
nTlILIAM PEI.ONO, Bhocmnkernnd mnnufno
VY turcr of Brick, Mill Bt west of Pino vln!9
IEWIS H. 8CHUYI.EB, Iron founder.Mnehin
list, and Manufactuier of plows, Mill 8t.vl-nl7
WILES A. WILLIAMS & Co,
ufacturcrsof leather, Mill street. vl-nl7
TOIIN KELLl'.lt, Boot nnd Shoemaker, Pine
J Htreet, opposite the Academy vl-nl7
All. H EBBING BKOTHEB, Carpenters nnd
. Builders, Mnln Street, below Pine. V1-U17
SAMUEL SHABPLERS, Maker of thollnyliurst
Grain Cradle. Main Ht. vSnS.
TM. 1IAB5IAN, saddlo nnd linmcss innker
. Orangevlllo, opposite Frnmo church, vllinll
SUSQUEHANNA or Brick notel.S.Kostehauder
proprietor, south-east corner Main and Second
M. II. ABBETT, attorney at law.Malu Street.
G1L11EBT & KLINE, dry goods, groceries, and
general merchandise, Slain Street. vli-nl2
KEILEB, billiard saloon, oysters,
, cream lu season Main Htreet.
BF. DALLMAN, Merchant Tailor, Second St.,
. Bobbins' Building. . V2-U18.
l) HccuudSt,, below Main.
. x 1, t 1.- DnntirMu
Surgeon and Physician,
. Corner Main and Second Street, v.'-nis.
M, BBOBST. dealer in General Merchandise,
Dry Goods, Groceries &o. v2-nlH.
LIG1IT STBEET DIRECTOBY.
nETEB ENT, dealer In dry goods, groceries
jl nour, xecu, salt, usu, iron
nails, etc., Light
JTEBWILLIOEB, Cabinetmaker, Undertaker
and Cuatrinaker. vl-n 16
TT F. OMAN A Co.,
Wheelwrights, first door
. above school house.
JW.8ANKEY, dealer lu Leather, Hides, Bark,
etc. Cash paid for Hides. vl-ul6
llfll. M. ENT,
dealer In Btoves nnd tin ware In
nil Its branches. vl-nlO
boots and shoes.
manufacturer and dealer In
J J. LEIBEB, M. I). Surgeon and Physician.
. Olllco at Keller's Hotel. -2-n27
JD. WKBKHEISEB. Bo
and manfactory. Shop
iv.LlId L,n,.. M 111
Boot nnd Shoo Store
on jMniu street, op-v2-n!0
TlSPY STEAM FLOUBING MILLS, C. S. Fowler,
F. BEIGHAB1), BB0 denlcrs In dry goods,
, groceries, and genernl merchandise. v!2nll
W. EDGAB, Susquehanna rianlng Mill and
, Box Manufactory. v!2nll
G. A W. II. SHOI3MAKEB, dealers In dry
goods, groceries nnd ccneral merchandise.
lrst store In south end of town. v2-n!8.
JACOB A WM. IIABBIS, dealers in dry goods,
groceries, drugs and medicines. First store lu
north end 01 town, v -iiih.
ACOB A. SWISIIEU. denier In Hides, Leather
Bark etc. Madtsou township Columbia county
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
Tlio umlersictietl Imvlnir muclifittl thin well
known undceutrully-locnteifhouKe, the lixcliange
Hotel, Kltuute on MAIN BT KELT, In ltloonibburt;
lmmeUiately onposlio theColuruljlacouuty Court
lloiibe, reHpectlully Inform their friends uud the
muiio in general iuut iiieiruousois nnw in onier
'or tho reception mul entertainment of tmveller.
who tony be dldiiubetl to favor It with their cus
tom. Thev hn enured no exnenseln nrenarliic
neither nhall there be nnythlnK wantlnu on their
Can 10 minister to tneir )iersonui comiort. xuey
ousels BimcloUM, ami euJoyHnu excellent busi
omiilimst's run at nil limes between tho Ex-
chunue llotrl and the various railroad denots. by
which traveller-will be pleafcantly conveyed to
and from tlio reHpectlvo fctallonn In duo time to
iiiiri in- nun, Aini,n a. uiAHKt
lllooiuhburu, April s,
uiuitur; w. maluui, i-ropnevor.
Tho abnre well. known hotel has recently under
.one rad ial clutnyes In Its Internal arrangements,
and ltKprt prk-tor announces to his former cuhlom
and the travclllni; publlo that hlsuccomiHlutlous
lor the eomiori 01 nu uuesia ure Heconu 10 none in
tiih prmiiirv II 1h faiths wlllnlwuvtt be found tun
llCU, Illll (1111) llll BUIl!""!" HHJ-, Utw Willi Mt
no delicacies or mo heatou. inn winei nnu 11
1110m fexcent that nonular beveraice known a
tffnr".nurehahetl direct troin the linnortlUL'
hollies, are entirely pure, and free from nil nol
gonoiia drugs. He Is thankful for a liberal palron
ngoln the past, and will eontlniie todesere It In
niK 1'roprietor ni ine r.xcuangenaioou nas uow
on hnnd n largo stock of
HrlCKIl OVBTKltS, SAIIUINU, TltlTE, I10I.00NA1
S1IKIH- TONGUE, BOILED EQfiS, HWHITCEIt TIIKKSK,
LAQER BEEH, ALE, AC.
- COME ONE, COME ALL AND SEE. 4
LAWSON CALM AN.
Bloomsburg, May S. 187.
LUMBIA II O U B E, ,
UEBNABD S T O II N KB.
IlAVINa lately purchased and fitted up the
well-Known iiooibuu uuiei 1 iujriy,iuuie,i a
1-l.W 1100113 AUOVE TUB COVUT IIOUUK,
on the rame side of the street, In the town of
Bloomsburg! and having ouiaiuou a license for
lue .nuie ua a
H E S T A U H A N T,
the l'ronrletor baa determlnoil to give to the peo
ple vuiuue mo lawn on uu sines or pieiiMure,
A LITTLK MOUK UOOM.
HU stabllns alto U extensive, and t titled up
to put bugulesaud carriages In tnedry. He prom
lses that every thlui; about his establishment shall
hAmmlurted In nu orderly and lawful manner!
nnd he respectfully solicits a share of the publlo
Q. W. BLABON & CO.,
OIL CL01II8 AND WINDOW SHADES.
Warehouse, No. VU North Third Btreet
Neatly executed at thla Cfflce.
jyj jr. i.'Vellk,
Athlatid, Schuylkill County, I'euu'n.
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,
Offlco with K. II. Llltlo. In brick building ml'
Joining Post Onico. 4?-Bounties, Back-Pay nnd
JOHN G. FItEEZE,
ATTORNE Y-AT-L A W,
Offlcejn Beglster and Becorder's office, In the
basement of the Court House, Bloomsburg, Pa,
jOBEKT P. CliARK,
ATTOBNE Y-AT-L AW
Office corner of Main nnd Market streets, over
First National Bank, Bloomsburg, Ta.
Office ronrt-Houso Alley, below tho Coi.umuiah
Olllco Bloomsburg, Pa.
Q 11. UUOOKWAY,
ATTOBNKY AT LA
WOFFi-Court House Alley, below the Co
lumbian Ulllce. Jaul'17.
M. ItEBEIl jr. 1).
T,ntA nf Ihn IT. H. Kilw.
SucccsKOr to l)rs.Hnrrlsonnnd WpIIn. lint Tiprtnn.
nentty located lu Bloomsburg for the prnctleo of
Medicine and Surgery. Special attention paid
to Surgery. Can nlwaysbo found, unless
professionally engaged at tho Exchange Ho
tel or at hN olllco over Mls. Webb's book store,
late llepubllcan Printing olllcc
J B. ruitSEL,
HABNESS, SADDLE, AND TBUNK
and dealer lu
CABl'ET-BAGS, VALISES, KLY-NETS,
nUI'FAI.O I'.OllEM, IIOIUE-IIUNKKTS AC,
which ho feels confident lie cau bell at lower
rato than any other person In ths country. Ex
am Ine for yourselves.
Shop first door below the I'ost Olllco Mnln
Street, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Nov. 15, 1667.
HHAVINC), IIAIIl CUTTING
Over Whlmnycr A Jacoby's Ice Cream Saloon,
Hnlr Dyeing nnd Whiskers eolnied blnek or
brown. Hnlr Tonic lo destroy dandrutr and beau
Hiving the hnlr; will restore hair to IIh original
color without soiling the finest fublic, constantly
on hand. aprlli'67.
II. C. IIOWEU. DENTIST,
Kegpcctfully oilers his professional services to
the ladles and gentlemen of Uloonihbumand vi
cinity. He is prepared to attend to nil the vari
ous operations In Hie lino of his profesMon, nnd
Is provided with the latest lmproed 1'orcklain
TKimt which will be Inserted on gotd plating,
silver and rubbt r bnH to look ns well as the nat
ural teeth. Teeth extracted by nil the new and
most approved methods, nnd all operations on
the teeth eartfullyand properly attended to,
Residence nnd olllce a few doors above the
Court House, tamo hide,
pOAVDEIt KEGS AND LUAIBER.
W, M. MONUOE A CO..
and deal"! s in all kinds of
give notice Hint they are prepared tn nceomiHlnle
their custom with dispatch, and on the cheapest
B O II B S B U B O, P A.
.no undersluned would respectfully Inform
in travellm; imhllu that bo has iiurehtiscd nnd
refitted In the best manner the old ht and foi mer
ly occupied by W, A. Kline, nnd that lie Is now
prepared to accommodate his friends w lib all the
eom torts and conveniences of a llrM-dass houf-c.
A tin 0 new barn has been built and the Mirioun
dlugs placed In peifct order. The bar will al
ways ue Nioekeii wnn ine cuoisesi iiquorK ami ci
liars, and the table furnished with the hrt the
marttei nnorus. JAiira v. uji.iiAwrjrj.
ISS LIZZIE BAKKLEY
has Just returned from Philadelphia, and has
bought, nod Is now offering the best assortment
BONNETS Aft ic.,
ever exhibited In Bloomsburg. and Is prepared to
makeup dresses nnd all other articles of female
wardrobe, at short notice, nnd In the best and
LATEST SPBINO STYLES.
Booms in the Bamsey Buildings, 011 West
Maln'iStreet. Call and kee her varied stock ot
J E W 0 O A h Y A
un: unuerslgneu lespeciiunj-
citl-ens ot lllooinhburu and (.'olumbla county,
mat they iceepnii me uiiiercninumocrs oisiovu
coal ami selected lump coal for smithing pi
tes, on their wlmrf, adjoining M'Kelvy, Ueiu &
Co's I-'umace; with a good pair of llwthiln scales
on the wharf, to weigh coal, hay, and id raw.
jiKewise a jiorse nnu wagon, u oeuver com in
thoso who desire it. As they purchase n largo
amount of coal.they Intend to keep a superior ar
ticle, and sell at tho very lowest prices, l'leaso
call and examine for ynumelves Isfore puretms-
lnt'elhewhere. J, w. 11 ukkhiuit.
PIIE undordltrnod will taUo In ex
L (hange lor Coal and (Jrwerles, tho following
numeil articles : Wheat, Itye. I'om, Oaltt. Tota
toes, Lord, Ham.Hhoulder.and bide meat, Itutter,
Kggs, Hay, Ac., at the highest east, prices, at his
liioeery Store, adjoining their coal yard,
J. V . Hi;DLatsnT.
nioomsburg ainr, lU.'CO-ly,
W, 8. Kl.Nd.
J, 1). SKYltKHT,
TTOUNE, KING it SEYBEUT,
WHOM'SALK DUY GOOUS.
No. 313 Mnrket Ktre.)t(
Ordcis tilled promptly at lowet
January 3, JSCS,
CHAS. Q. BARKLt Y,
Attorney at L;uv,
ItLOOMSBUUG, C0LUM111A CO., 1'A.
Otflco lntb Cichan Hulltllnr, leeonJ torr,oTer
Widiuyer Jc Jicboy'a Conffctioserf , tfeeoid tr
bote the Eitlitii6 Hotel
lilooniiikMrf. Jau, J, It3.
1 E. SAVAGE,
PBACTICAL WATCH MAKEB& JEWELEB.
Main Street, (near the Court House,
Consl'ntlv on hand a flnaiiKtinrtfnpiit nf Ainpr.
can aud Swiss Wutches, docku, Jewelry, silver
ware of Ihe best description plated nu white met
al, cuusikiiug 01 uuiier uuues, goblets, Knives,
forks, .noons, nankin rlnss etc.
Masoulo marks made to order. All goods ami
wuru warranted. (Jun, 1, ry.
EHCHANT'S, IIOTEL, "
18 KOltTII rOUltTH SIKltlT,
J, A W. Q, M'KIBUIN, Proprietor.
May 10 IM17-Iy,
BLOOMSBTJ11G, PA., FRIDAY, APllIL 23,
von Tltn COU'.MMIAN.
A BONO, HV BAVKM
Listen to tho mournful story,
That to yott I now relate,
ltow n l'hltndelphla maiden.
Met n melancholy fnle,
Bho was young, nnd she was pretty,
, She wns virtuous nnd good,
Loved by nil the poor and needy,
And her name was Mary Wood.
Her old I(nlhcr was n Frenchman,
And he lfvcd on Chestnut Street,
Where the high and whero tho wealthy,
Often did each other greet.
Many an eye was turned oil Mury,
As with ensnyiud groco sho moved,
And tho rlclT man's son did tarry,
For to tell her how ho loved.
Ho had woalth, he'd glvo It to her,
She should have n coach and four,
Sorvnnta, they should waltupou her,
And he would herself adore.
But to nil these spludld offers,
Mnry turned a listless car,
What eared she for all their money,
Ono ulono lo her was dear,
Sho had chosen for her lover,
Ono among tho lowly poor,
Though ho had not wealth to give her,
He had that, sho counted more,
For his mind was pure and noble.
And hl heart so good aud true,
With n form so tall nnd faultless
With n face so handsome loo.
When her fathcrdld discover,
Sho had pledged to hhn her hntul.
Ho wor tilled with wrath and taiulr.es,
Aud of her he did demmid,
Till me, (laughter, tell mo trolly.
Will you let this young man go,
Will you uow foisako him wholy '.'
But she firmly answered. No !
"For I lovo my William dcaily,
Ho to ine is alt my life,
Naught but death can take mo fiom him,
For I am his lawful wife."
Then I tell jou, you shall never,
Live with him, ill never do.
From his eo.it he drew a weapon,
Aud ho shot his daughter through.
When ho saw her, bleeding, d lug.
Ills old heart, now smote hlui sore,
On his knees ho dU implore her,
Mary speak to me nuco more,
Then sho turned her eyes upon him,
Father 1 I this crime forgive,
Tell my husband how I loved him,
And poor Mary ceased to live.
Stili. Wateb, Febiuary 22d, lbott.
I.KGKKD OF TIII5 MOSS ltOSi:.
TIIANSI.ATLD FI105I Till; (IKItMAX.
Within a forest's dark ravine,
Soft ns a velvet carpet green,
A bed of fair mo-s grew,
Half hid in gloomy shade, tho eyo
Might pass lis tiny wonders by
Nor onco Its beauties view.
At ltamlng lobe nnd forest leaf
GInnced tho meek moss, nnd sighed lu grief,
"Heaven gave no chnrm to mo;
Though many feet above mo trend.
No ono remarks my humble bed
All fairer beauties sco!"
But see I nt ove, within the grove,
Tho wenry Saviour comes to rove,
With palo and bowed down hend,
Willi wounded foot ho wanders slow,
And feels with Joy tho moss below,
And cooling carpet spread.
Long w nnderlng In the desert land.
Ills feet, burnt with tho sun aud sand,
Tho tender moss caressed;
Tho Saviour spolin : "With tender csiro
My father's hand hath mado thee fair,
And kindly thee hath blessed.
"What eye so dull and blind can bo
As lu thy beauty not to see
Thy gieat Creator's enro ?
Thou plant, that all unmarked doth He,
Thou hnth not missed my Father's eye,
Thy lovo with patlenco benr
Thus .I'sus spake; and wondrous fair
From Ihe low moss theroi-prungln air
A sweet and rndiant rose.
..lotirasre Its namo soon enmo to be;
Now emblem of Humility,
In every land It grows.
The moss tho Saviour's feet
Kisses aud makes his sorrow sweet,
And with reward overflows.
Oh, heart ! b ever meek und pure,
If like the ninvi, distressed, bo sure
Already biuU like rose I
Self Edu'cation, It Is surprislnc
liow much niny bo obtained by devot-
iiK a fuw hours each tiny to study tlur
ng n borlea of years. Gibbon nrotlucetl
his great work rather by tho regularity
than tho protruded nature or daily
btudlcH. Franklin beeaiuu tho wisest
and ono of tho beat read of IiIh contem
poraries In tho midst of most incessant
labor. Aliil If tho workman with his
healthful mind, so well prepared for tho
reception of knowledge, will glvo two
hours each day to careful study, ho may,
In n fow years, surpass In genernl In
formation thu great body of eollego
graduates, who so often obtain a diplo
ma without deserving It, or who havo
laid asldo I huh- learning tlio moment
they left tliolr preceptors. Ho may elo-
valo his own intellect by coining Into
communion with tho eminent Intellects
of tho past.
I'owints of Velocity, If a tallow
eandlo bo placed in a gun, antl shot at a
door It will go through without sustain
ing any Injury : and if a musket ball bo
fired Into water, It will not only re
bound, but bo flattened as if ilrod against
a solid substance, a musket ball may bo
fired through a pano of glus-t, making
tho liolo tho size of tho ball, without
cracking tlio glass; If the glass bo sus
pended by a 'thread, It will mako no
dlfferoni'o, nnd tho thread will not ovou
vibrato. Cork, If sunk two hundred
feet In tlio ocean, will not rlso on ac
count of tho presstiro of tho water.
AVhex Intoxicated, a Frenchman
wants to dance, a German to sing, it
Spaniard to gaiiiole, an Englishman to
eat, an Italian to boast, a Russian to bo
affectionate, 'an Irishman to tight, aud
un American to mako a speech,
,:"ll ill ,
.'.'IoNEV'lln shot n bird lu my life,"
said a friend to an Irishman, who to-
plied: "I naver shot iinythlng in thu
sliupoof a bird, but a smilrrcl, which I
killed with a stone, and It fell into tho
river and was drowned."
THE FALSE LANDING j
Oil, TBAVELLEHS' DECOY.
It was in tho summer of 18-, that I
set out from my placoof residence, near
, In Pennsylvania, with tho design
cf viewing somo tracts of land, situated
In what Is called tho Military District
of Illinois. At Cincinnati, wo woro
Joined on boartl tho steamboat by n
youth from ono of tho western counties
of tho former stnlo, named I.umley,
then on Ids way toICaskoskln, to seo an
elder brother, and with tho ulterior do
sign of probably settling In that rcmoto
town." Kaskaskiu, originally founded
by tlio French, Is situated on thocastcrn
or lert bank of tho Mhslsiippl, about
two miles from tho river, and ono hun
dred and fifty abovo tho mouth of tho
Ohio, anil owing to tho rapidity of tho
former river, a passago ngalnst tho cur
rent Is necessarily slow, especially when
tho boat Is furnished With machinery of
Inferior power, which uufortunactly for
us, was tho ciiso ill tho present voyage.
To keep near tlio middle of tho stream,
In such a vessel, is not practicable ; and
tho only mode by which wo wero ena
bled to stem thoeiirrcnt,vasby running
eloso lo tho northern shore; so close, In
deed, that wo may bo said to havo been
forcing our way through tho branches
of n forest, as tho limbs of thu willows
and other trees that rlso out of tho allu
vial boll which skirts tho hank, con
stantly subjected tho passengers to tho
hazard of being swept from tho deck;
and would havo broken to atoms the
glass of tho cabin windows, had wo not
left them open, to permit tlio branches,
unobstructed, to enter and recede.
Such a boat us I havo been describing,
was peculiarly 111 adapted to make head
against theimpetuous torrent which met
ih In our passage, at n place, on tho
cai-tern side, called tho Dovll's Oven ;
and it was for a short tiino doubtful,
which would obtain tlio mastery, at that
much dreaded strait tlio boiling whirl'
pool, or tlio machinery of tho boat.
Ilud tho former been victorious, our
vessel, receding with accumulating ve
locity, must havo been thiihed to pieces
against the projecting rocks, lty easing
her oil", however, n little t" the south,
sho was given an oblique direction,
which enabled her, while floating near
ly broad-side down the stream, to gather
a little strength, in order to wcathertho
c.xtiouic point of this truly dangerous
pass; am! ut length after many struggles,
to reach iho opposite shore, where, hav
ing gradually recovered her wonted
power, sho was enabled to turn her
head towauls her destined course.
It was midnight, when wo wero rous
ed from our beds, and Informed that we
were opposito tho Kaskaskla landing,
where wo had been told wo would And
a tavern, in which wo could remain un
til tho morning. Tlio night was intense
ly dark, and was rendered still more
disagreeable by a chilling vapour, that
was settling thickly nloiigtbo surfaceof
tlio river, which, to us, caused it sonsa'
tion peculiarly uncomfortable, owing to
tho atmosphere of the cabin whcnci wo
had just emerged, being so much over
heated by the tepid air and steam,
which issued from tlio boiler, Injurious
ly placed on a los'el witli tho cabin floor.
Having lain down In our clothes, wo
wero soon on deck ; and tho small-boat,
lowered from her slings, into tlio foam
ing waters, was ready witli her slender
crew, to pull us to the shore, Fearful
of tho "snags," which nro most frequent
near the I anks, wo wero then running
more nearly to tlio middle of tho river,
and had before a considcrablo dis
tanco to row, therefore wo could reach
tho shore ; aud, it was not until wo had
narrowly escaped an upset, owing to
our iittlo bark having, in her passage
over a "sawyer," struck it with her
keel, both foroand aft, that wo wero
placed, with ourluggage.upon tho bank.
Our situation was extremely cheer
less. When tho splashing of thu oars
of the receding boat had died upon our
cars, not a sound was heard, to Indicate
tlio proximity of any thing possessed of
Hfo ; and so Intense was thosurroundlng
darkness, that naught save tho lessen
ing lights of tlio slowly ascending
steamboat, was dlscovcrabin by the
Tlio promised tavern, wo Judged must
bo near tho "landing." Putting our
trunks upon our slinulders.wo followed,
as well as wo were able, an opening in
thu woods, which led obliquely from
tlio river ; and at tho dUtanco of about
fifty yards, wo reached, what by reeling,
wo ascertained to bo a house.
"This is tho tavern!" wo simultaneous
ly exclaimed j "what lucky follows, lo
havo found it witli so Iittlo trouble I"
Wo knocked gently at tho door there
was no reply. Wu repeated ouruttcinpts
to arotiso tho lamlly.even with our feet,
hut a dcalh-liko silence continued to
reign within. Inowrati my hands eager
ly over tliosurfacoof tho door.searchlng
for tholateh.but found nono."Strange!"
observed my companion, "that wo aro
unnoticed. I think I hear tho grunting
of pigs. Perhaps, the main Inhabitants
areallfromliome.and In this sequestered
situation the, women aro afraid to let us
In." It Is moro probable," I replied,
"they lodgo at tho other ond of tlio houso
let us go round, and try."
Our success at tho upper door, was no
better than at tho lower. Tho only ro
suonso was from tho hungry pigs : antl
if tho Inhabitants woro still asleep, It
was tho sloop of death. Wu searched
ngalii for tho latch. Thero was none,
At lungth, my lingers met a pleco of
cord j I pulled, and applying'my foot
to thu bottom of tho door, It opened
'Hero Is lodging, my friend," said I,
"whether for good or HI." Leaving
I.umley at tho threshold, and drawing
tho sword out of it eano which I carried
in my band, I advanced Into tho mys
turious chamber, to reconnoitre. Turn
ing to tlio right, and feeling my way
with tho point of my sword. 1 came to
a place wlicro tho floor sen mud to term
liiuto, and pitching suddenly forward, :
struck tho point of tho weapon into tho
earth. Uttering an exclamation ofsur
prise, liiimley inquired what was tho
matter, aud I replied, In a t ono of nlfcct
ed horror, that I felt something of tho
length nnd depth of a grave. "Lot us
begoncl" exclaimed ho; "lotus begone.
I (car all is not right about tills solitary
house, and wo had better look out for
somo other quarters." "Cotno good, or
coino 111,1 shall stop hero for tho night,"
rejoined 1. "Wo nro as safe here, as In
tho woods, and I will finish my rccon
noitro." Inclining then to tho left.nnd
groping my way ns before, something
mot my face, llko tho hair of a human
head. I started back, and thrusting
forward my1 sword, just as 'tho point
had struck tho object of my alarm,
down camo a pleco of timber upon my
head, which threw mo prostrato upon
tho floor, and I found myself entirely
overspread with something which took
away my breath.
Tho suspicions of Lumley seemed
now realised. I mado n sudden effort
to extricate myself from tho load which
pressed mo down, and when I hail
gained my feet, I found myself envel
oped in a bufliiloo robo!
My fears wero now relieved; the
mystery of tho fallen timber was un
ravelled ; it having Instantly occurred
to me, that tho robo had been hung up
to dry upon tho rail which I had pulled
down, as silence still continued unbrok
en throughout tho house.
My companion was now prevailed up
on to enter, and having carried In our
luggage, and spread tlio roba beneath
us on tho ground, with our heads plac
ed against tho door, and my sword ly
ing by my side, I went to sleep. Hut
I was soon disturbed. Half" an hour
had not elapsed, before I felt myself
struck smartly by Luinley's elbow In
my side, when ho exclslmcd, "awako!
awako! I hear a child crying : let us bo
gone!" ami Jumping upon our feet, and
tlirowlngopcn the door, wo wero quick
ly in tho open air.
"I hear tho voices ottneii," continued
Lumley; aud looking In tho direction
of the river, wo perceived a column of
flame ascending from tho bank; when,
approaching nearer, wo observed it man
throwing somo pieces of wood upon tho
fire, which having sufficiently renewed,
ho lay down upon tho,bank. Proceed
ing forwards to tho rivcr,vo perceived,
In all, flvo men reclined upon tho slop
ing santl, with their feet towards tlio
lire, and each a rltlo by his side. Hav
ing appoligized for our intrusion, antl
obtained leave to Join tlieni lu their bi
vouac, wo stretched ourselves alongside
of thu rougli-visaged strangers; aud now
one thousand miles distant from our.
families ami homes, with no association
of any kind around us, which could im
part confidence to tho human breast,
we endeavored to compose ourselves to
sleep. Tho robo served us again for a
bed, and a largo cloak which I carried
with me, for a blanket; aud, with my
sword grasped firmly in my right baud
com ml 1 1 1 ng mysel f to Providenco, I boon
forgot tho mysteries of tlio lonley house
anil bid adieu to tho tnres of life. Not
so, my young companion. No soonur
had I begun to dream, and fancied my
self sitting down toacomfortablo break
fust In Kaskaskla, than Ills elbow again
saluted my sldo, and,whlspcring In iny
ear, "Oh, listen! liston!" I found that
tlio boatmen wero conversing on tho
subject of somo recent adventure; and
from their disjointed dialogue, I learn
ed that they wero tho persons who had
been tho causo of tho Indian war, which
had just broken out in thu n irtli-wes-tern
district of Illinois. In their pass
age up Fever Itiver, they had inveigled
a young Indian female on board their
boat, antl continuing their course with
their unwilling captive, some of her
tribe had pursued, and, having by re
peated discharges of shot between wind
itiiu water, sunk the bout, the ruffians,
carrying with them their captive, has
tening into their canoe, In which (tho
Indian having leaped Into thu river,
and swam on shore,) they wero now ro.
turning to their habitationsoinowheio
on ilio banks of the Ohio.
For persons situated as vro were, this
was rather startling Intelligence, in
tho course of somo military service, I
had frequently been In considerable
hazard, but had never felt myself in
circumstances so completely exposed to
danger, without tlio apparent power of
effecting an escape. Wo seemed still
moro exposed to tho risk of personal
olcncc, than in tho tleserted house.
"Let us begouu!" again whispered
my more timid companion: "wo shall
bo murdeted, If we continue here. Lot
us begone !"
"Wo may as well bo murdered whero
wo are," replied I; "as in attempting
to escape, l.io still, till tho morning
breaks : perhaps, ero tlio tlnwii, somu
travellers may bo passing by" and
soon I was asleep again.
I must havo slept about un hour,
when Lumloy's elbow was again felt
against my sldo, and looking up, I per
ceived that thu day began to break. In
a moment wu wero again upon our feet,
aud, passing softly ovor tho sandy bank,
reached thu cabin in which wu had loft
our trunks, with which wo soon disap
peared in tho adjacent woods.
Wu now held a consultation, as to j
whether wo would carry our luggago
witli us, or conceal It until wu had
reached Kaskaskla, wltenco wo could ,
send somo vehicle, to bring It to tho
town; but fearing It might bo discov
ered, we resolved upon taking it on our
shoulders. Alter proceeding a short;
distance, wu struck upon a road, which
we conjectured would lead to the place
of our destination. Our course, howev
er, wna so Impeded by a deep lagoon,
formed by tho high statu of tho waters
In tuo Mississippi, which crossed our
path. As It seemed to lessen In depth,
towards uurleft, wu turned lu that di
rection ; and,- after proceeding somo
hundred yurds, wo nt length readied
moro level ground, over which tho wa
ter qeing muro equally dlll'used, It was
thus lessened In depth ; und, almost ex
hausted by tho weight of our luggage,
wo ventured Into tho extended shoot of
water, with tho hopu of being ublo to
cross It, mid reach tho road, from which
wo had been compelled to diverge,
From tlio deiiscucbs of tho forut, wu
could see only u short distance in nd
vaiice; und thug wero led, step after
stop, sluklng beneath the weight of our
heavy burdens, tho water roachlng
if , T-1 , !t ! ll
Mil I'lK'H M" t" '
DEM.-VOL. XXXIII NO. 10.
nearly to our waists, tintlf wo wero op
posed by another lagoon, which wo
wero compelled to ascend as before. At
length, wo camo to n placo which wo
thought could bo forded; mid.nursulmr
our uncertain and vexatious course, un
til tlio water nt length reached our mid.
die, wo had nearly fallen under tho
weight by which wo wero so s'overelv
embarrassed, when wodavisedn inodo
of obtaining rest for n short tl mo, by
strapping our trunks around a tree.
My companion, it Booms, was trifled
with a moro ncuto sense of hearing than
myself. Wo had scarcely been ro re
lieved from our oppressive burdens,
when ho exclaimed, "I hear a cock
crowl" and Immediately aflcrwnrds,
"i near tlio voices ol men I" Wo mov
ed forward In tho direction whenco
theso Joyfut sounds seemed lo issue, and
wero Just approaching n vista In tho
woods, which promised a vlow of somo
habitation when suddenly my hat was
knocked off my head, and, at tho samo
Instant, poor Lumley fell forward into
tho water, nnd tho smart crack of rifles
convinced mo mo that wo bed been fired
nt by somo persons lu our rear. I look
ed back, and Just emerging from ti cloud
of smoke, not distant moro than thirty
yards, wero two men in closo pursuit of
us, each with a rlflo lu his left hand,
and a long Indian knlle in his right.
They appeared to bo of tho party wo
had left sleeping on tho bank. My sit
uation was most nwful, but I resolved
to defend myself and my wounded com
panion to tho last. Tho smallest, but
seemingly tho most nctlvo of tlio two,
sprang forward in advance, tho water
foaming on tho surface, as ho forced
himself along with Impetuous strides;
and when distant from mo only a few
yards, ho clutched his knlfo, and was In
the net of sprlngldg forward to glvo mo
tho fatal stab, when, drawing n pistol
from my bosom, I lodged the contents
in tuo villain's head, and ho fell with a
sudden splash upon his back, a lifeless
corpse Tho other assassin now quick
ening his speed, had approached within
a dozen yards, when, sastlng his knlfo
at mo with all his might, it passed closo
by my right ear, and entered a trco
within a foot -of whero I stood; then,
maddened by tho disappointment, with
a (lend-Hfo countenance, ho clubbed his
rifle, and strode onwards, with tho In
tention of dashing out my brains with
tho butt. Still, however I was not dis
mayed ; I seemed to gather coolness
from my perilous situation, and draw
ing out my remaining pistol, I present
ed itut Ills breast, and drow tho trigger
4i it missed fire 1 Tho rutllaln was
now closo by me.aud making a tremen
dous blow at mo with tho butt of his
uplifted rifle, I evaded tho murderous
stroke, by dodging my head, and my
assailant having lossed his balance, by
his weapon whirling in the unresisting
ari,ho went down,with prodigious force,
upon his loft side, when, drawing out
his own knlfo from tho adjacent tree,
plunired it up to tho very hilt In tho
My friend Lumlyl1 turned round,
that I might hasten to his assistance
hoping that ho was not mortally wound
ed, when I fountl him in tlio arms nf
two men, who hearing tho report of tho
rilles.aud thoshoutH uttered lu our dead
ly conflict, had thrown thomsolyes Into
tho Intervening lagoon, und crossed It
by swimming, that they might coino
in aid of tho distressed.
Poor Luinly ! Ufu seemed almost ex
tinct ; but, on examining the nature of
ills wound, it appeared that the ball,
after striking obliquely upon thescapu
la, or shoulder blade, had been turned
in Its deadly course, and prevented
from entering his body. Tho shock had
thrown him down, but tlio wound itself
could not havo caused his present stato
of exhaustion. Wo concluded that it
was awing to tho water in which ho had
been Immersed, and nt tho moment of
his bolaallfteK ho was. In fact almost
drowriSl. No timo(was to bo lost, and
nowor'ds wero now spent In explanation.
Entlrlng a canoo,which had been fasten
ed to a bush at somo distance lower
down, wo weiu soon lauded on tho op
posite sldo of tlio ravino, and in a few
minutes wo entered tho habitation of
thoso generous inun, aud, having taken
oirtho wot clothes from tho seemingly
Inatiimated Lumloy, wo dried Ills body,
and placed him geutty in a bed.
Wo wero now distant not moro than
a in lie from Kaskaskla, and, having des
patched a messenger for medical assis
tance, and applied tho usual remedies
for restoring suspended animation, my
young friend showed symptoms of re
turning life, antl when tlio physician
arrived, his aid was required only to
dress tho wound.
Pierre Klhaitd, to whom aud to his
eldest son, Etlenne, wo weru Indebted
for tho humane assistance In tho higoou,
-was, as his namo indicates, of French
descent. His wife, and every member
of this unliable family, wero unsparing
In their attention to my wounded com
panion, aud myself. Ills daughted, In
particular, tho lovely Adelaide, now
apparently In hersUteonthyeur,oiiici'd
a lively Interest In his misfortuiiu ; and,
after rvmatnlng week lu their liosplta-
bio cabin, when ho was so far recover
ed, tvs to bo enabled with ontlru safety,
lo proceed to hi brother's houso, our
Kouorous host refused to accept tlio
smallest compensation for the liivalua
blofenrvicts rendered to us, aud even
oarrled our luggago Into Kaskaskla In
hU humble ox curt, the only vehicle
that liU Iittlo catuhllbhiuciit possessed
During our residence under tho roof
of the good Piurro IMbiiud, wo learned
tho history of the mysterious cabin.
Somo weeks pieviously to our arrival,
man named llosear, bad boon arrest
ed on a charge of murder, committed
In that very house. Ho had boon tried
andconvlcted on tliecleart'st clrcumsttin
tial evidence, aud sentenced to bo uxo
cuted for tho atrocious crlmo; uud lu
order to llgbton thu burden which op
pressed Ills conscience, liu made n full
confession of ids guilt, nccomuiultsl by
a detail, not only of thu horrid net for
which .bo hud been convicted, but also
of other luurdcmby which It hail boon,
"From my boyhood," said tho un
huppy t'uprlt,"I havo led it wandering
and unsettled ifo. Sometimes, 1 cum-
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ed a precarious living by killing deer,
nnd other wild animals, which I met in
tho forests of Kentucky nnd Tennessee;
and, occasionally I erected a Iittlo cabin
on tho banks of tho lower Mississippi,
whero I supplied tho boats that traded
on that river with wood. Myself nnd
my two sons camo up tho river In n
canoo, nbout tho middle of tho last fall,
carrying with us our rifles, and such
other equipments ns nro needful for un
settled hunters; nnd, having landed
ono evening near a log-house, situated
nt it short dlstnnco from tho bank, wo
mado our canoo fast to a tree, and lay
down upon tho sand (ill morning. In
tho course of tho night somo passengers
wero landed (rom a steamboat ; and tho
following day wo learned that persons
on their way to this section of tho coun
try, were in general put ashore at Hint
place. On this information, wo formed
the diabolical plan, which lias brought
mo to this untimely end, and periled
our precious souls In tho sight of Ood.
Examining tho neighboring bank, wo
fixed upon n point of land, about two
hundred yards nbovo tho tavern, on
which wo erected a cabin, of tho very
same form and dimensions; nnd, clear
ing a wido spaco between it and tho
Mississippi, nightly, ns soon ns It be
came dark, wo placed n light In ono of
the windows which looked towards tho
river; a signal formerly used nt tho
houso below, but which, somo nights
after our arrival, had been discontinued
there, owing to tho glass having been
driven in and broken by a tremendous
storm. Thus, was tl.o new erection
mistaken for the old tavern below ; and
It wa3 afterwards nt our house, that
passengers, nrrlved In tho night, wero
mostly put on shore.
"Our first victims, wero a man and
his wife, and their Infant child ; nil of
whom, after rilling his saddle-bags of a
considerable sum in silver, wo strangled
when asleep, and burled In tho ndjnln
ing woods. Tho following night, uo
young men I believe they wero broth
ers on their way to purchase cntt, In
Illinois, and therefore supposed tn bo
possessed of money, accompanied by a
dog, wero decoyed to our murderous
den; who after they had supped, nnd ro-
tlred to restjWero also strangled In their
sleep. Tho night being wet and stormy,
wo wished to avoid cxposuro to such
inclement weather, and theroforo re
solved to conceal their bodies In ;thn
house, until, on n moro favourable op
portunity, wo could convey them to tho
woods ; and, having dug a hole In tho
south-cast corner of the kitchen, wo
threw their bodies Into It, and covered
them with earth.
"It is said, hov3ver," continued Hos.
car, "that 'niuider will never lie.' In
our eagerncss'to sclzo the money, tho
dog of which I liavo spoken, had entire
ly escaped our recollection, until, wo
wero In tho act of putting tho strangled
bodies into tho grave. This animal, af
fectlonato and faithful to his master, .
at this instant sprung upon us with
tho utmost fury ; nnd, being struck by
ono of my sons with n spado.ttnd wound
ed lu tho head, ho escaped through n
hulo in tlio back of tho chimney, and
ran, as I afterwards learned, to tho
tavern below. Tho door being opon.ho
rushed Into tho kitchen, whero thero
then happened to boa number of persons,
just preparing to retire to bed,and, utter
ing mingled howls and piteous moans,
the blood streaming from his wounded
head, ho at length succeeded in drawing
tho wholo party out of tho house, and
led them with rapid paco to the scene
of his master's murder. All within
was now dark und silent. No light
flickered In tho window, to decoy tho
unwary passenger; and not n sound
was heard within. Tho eastern door
was stovo In by the party from below ;
aud,-rn3hlng Into our suspected tene
ment, they caught myself and my two
guilty associates, as we were endeavour
ing to escapo through tho other door;
but my sons God grant that It may bo
for their good as Is well known, broko
jail the following day, uud have nover
been heard of since."
Such was the horrid narrative, caused
by remorse of conscience; which ac
counted for tho holo Into which 1 had
thrust my sword In tho deserted house;
tho bodies having been discovered In It,
Immediately after tlio arrest of tho as
sassins, by tho sagacity of tho faithful
Thu day of tho old man's execution
at length arrived. The placo fixed for
tho consummation of his earthly penal
ty, was the scene whero ho and his con.
federates had committed their atrocious
rimes. Tho concourse that attended
on this solemn occasion, was greater
than had over been known in that dis
tant region; and Lumley and myself
weru invited by thu slierllf, to accom
pany tho procession. When wo hail
reached tho spot wheru tho conflict had
tuWen place with tho men who had filed
at us with their rifles, the river having
now nearly receded to Its usual level,
and left tho ground almost free from
tho water with which it had been cov
ered, tho agony of tlio wretched old
man was renewed, by recognising lu
tho bodies of thu two boatmen, which
wero still lying thero unburiod, his own
sons who had effected their escapo from
prison! Thoso, tho slierllf directed to
bo carried to tho placo of execution ;
and, after tho aged culprit had been the
usual time susponded, tho threo bodies
woro thrown together into tlio midnight
gruvo which had contained tlio bodies
of tho murdered brothers; and, tiro
having been applied to thu four corners
of tlio house, It was soon completely
enwrapped In flames; tho roof fell
within Its burning walls; a spiral cloud
of tiro and snioko rose high from tlio
consuming timbers; and, when the last
spark had arisen from thu dying embers
tho ashes wero scattered level with tho
grave of tho three assassins, and not a
vestige remained of tho habitation,
which, to this day, when opokon of lu
that western region, Is designated as
tllO "I'AWK LAND I NO , OK TUAVUL
A cynical wiig, seelug on the tomb
of a wlfo whom ho know to bo u shrew
In life, the Inscription; "1, (shall t)so
ugaln," added tho words, "Hut don't
let my poor liubband know It."