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9,leirpry Friday morning
wrr nro Columbian Bu Idlm? near tho
iwwt J(0flC, by
8iSBI,ES B. BROOKWAY,
! EtUfpiy Proprietor.
UTitftMil-r.'Ew'olJftennra nycnr, paynr
M. i a i,.rtitW 5Ev
u.m . t ft
Executor's or Administrator's Notice.
$3.00; Auditor's or Assignee's Notice,
Local Notices, twenty cents a lino
by tho year-ten cents.
Cards In tho "Directory" column,
2.00 per year for tho first two linos,
and 1.00 for each additional line. '
: t -JOB PRHMMMfr'of nil descriptions
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY JULY 30, 1869.
VOLUME III..NO. 30.
COL. DEM. VOL. XXXIII NO. 23.
til css niicl dlspntchf
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l Art ' - : .A
r.jlr' rf')':(w fSWIYiW' in i iioa criil fill) V, .hWf-, .11 -i 1 i
rl 1 1
jBealei'lH' stoves A tlnwarei, Main
'IWPTSpWVm and lltmrtrs,
ft . bjoolt., Main lllftl Of,) at U Cl .
fJ.- IXrWENnEnorKfrtlinhttttI16r, Mnlast., 2d
'"I; dooXabove AtaVrUlin.uou'co, vl-nM
Ill I Ml I ill .111
P W MJTS'Umgss1'-""' npothecory, Rupert
Ut oiocsi main si., wwini .uuraei
CLOCKS, WATCHES, AO.
0 irENUY ZUTrmaER, Watches, Rpoctacles and
lueweiry ceo. Mainmreet, near west, 01.
i uuiu ur.ive.u.Y...'. nuitu un. hwi. luiii.i:!.
"IJ near lontlieaM corner Main and I rousts, vl-nl 1
"ft'j i ' n i l " g ;
B IT C. RJVTAUE. unici, II. mumis, wuiciie uim
aU. Jewelryf.'Main'ist.;v.Just below American
nUluuao. 4. t, j, nu vl-nU
lM D CATHOART.'vratcb'and clock maker, Market
Ut., below llaln.' ! , vl-utf
""' $$$fffoi shoes.
fll M.flftoWNl boot and shoemuker.Mutiiklrcet
opposue ioar uouse
ROLLEDETLmann&Aturer aluldenler lllbootl
and shooSfMaliist., opposlto Episcopal churcti
Im-fJKNKV IJ3IM,WfttiUfactuicr und dealer' In
(VbrtotS and SUoea, groceries etc., East lllooms
3.irg Main hj .yTtviJV vi-mi
KXVID nfifei'bo'ol and shoemaker. Main st.,
"U below, Hartman'a store, west of Market street.
"' w , .nw i vl-1113
'Jz t It EVANH, U. D. surecon and physician Bouth
Rj II. P, Kinney nnteon dentist, teeth extract
nltaJ Ari .wlthnnt iiMn: vlfkln at. . Yinnrlv nnnnsltn
f B.' M'KELVY.'il. U.nrKeon and physician
I norlh aide Maui sW below Market. vl-nU
rtiJ'O-UtJTIEJVMjiiIJ.'enrscon and Physician,
juarKBt Sb, AUUV44ttUIU.
jf,tT." '' '
HiIti R".0. MQWEB?mrgeou dentist, Muln st.
nDOTe oonrv noose.
I'T.'WMB'WSfBe'BerJ'BSrgeon nnd l'brslclan.Ex-
cnango JU10CK pyet;-vvcou s hook store, vj-na
utf B. nonlSOW Attrniy-at-Law, Oinco Hart-Ir-f
s . Maaul hull4Ut.' Main Street. Vl'-n24
11U .1 - ri 1 . 1, .11 ,'n .
.1 RlKELKEAUoroey.at-I.nw.Offlce, 2d floor
:, Wj In Exchange BJook.near the "Exchange llo
obttoU' i . ' ri" rtilfl' vanl
UBlliri ', f -VI ' -t .rthorjlrn, ,
Tii, T , , , ,
.ilkfRSrE.. KLINE. 1 Millinery nnd Fancy Goods.
ewhlMaln Stree below, Market, vlnltl
JPiISS :LIZZiE';BXElLEY, mtUlucr, ltamsey
IkJI stationery, Exch
I; fenny good, notions, books.
:ehAnze, block Main street.
T.irl PETERMAN. mllllnenr and fancv roods on-
poslte Episcopal church, Mnln st. vl-u 13
118. JULIA A.v" :HADE BAIIKLEY, ladles
cloaks and dresirnattenij. southeast corner
1 1.,.. l ' L ' ' .1 - , 1
uKIISBMi DEIUUCKSON, millinery nnd fancy
'Tigooda Main at.; Opposite Court House, vl-ull
iYns. M.B.FlJUMAN, milliner, Main St.
'Ml'llartman' store, west of Market st.
VVTllIE MISSES HARM AN millinery and fancy
mnl, If.ln utM., Int I,aIaw A tnarlMn hnncn
eoods. Main HtreAMust below American bouse.
ei)i ..' Vl-ull
lJH HOTELS AND SALOONS.
It up 1 .,..'., 1 , , ,
bellf LEACOCK, oyster and, mating saloon, Amcrl
Mtil cau House. Main su. Baltzer Lcocock sunerlu-
id KJ indent ' - vl-nl5
,1 inv I I'l I' I"'
;tSuljUMYEU t JACXJUY, coufectlonry, bakery,
-pr'ii and oyster saloon, wholesale and retail. Ex-
, htsiange block,' Main st. vl-nl3
U)X1 & WEBB, confectionery, bakery, and ovs
usai tr saloon,, wholesale and retail. Exchange
"XCIIANOEittOTEL, by Koons & Clark, Main
'"t st., opposlto court house. vl-ulJ jj
(MEIIIOAN AROUSE, by John Leacock, Main
,.,(t;st., westof Iromtreet. vl-nll
iMfflnonKS HOTEL; by a. W, Maboek, east cud of
u us Main st, rJ. - ' vl-nl3
BTOIINER: refreshment saloou.KIuln sL.lust
I, above court houoe., , vl-uU
j MlSV change hotel.-
I . ERHA j?Tj AND QltOOEItS.
lyi JACOBS. , Couletlonery. groceries etc. Muln
, below. Iron,
II. MILLEItrde&ler'ln dry goods, groceries,
ueensware, nonri'suii, snocs, noiious, etc.
pge block, MiUnflreet,
'kELSx.NEAL.'it Co., dealers In dry goods,
jlv., llUfUllWW.Willvt HttlllHUII UUI..I 0111 Y 1 1, IJ
,f l O. HOWER, hats nnd enps, boots and shoes.
?.L Aiaiu si., aoove uonrt iiouse.
it C. MAIUt,drygcodiana notious, southwest
b' corner Mala and Iran su. vl-n n
Ul 13 BEE9HOITZ, dealer In Dry Goods, flro-I
lit. cerie&-iiootH tinoes. ic-.corucr innlu aud iron
li .l.JBRdWER,4lryjrd6ds, ei
U .Mala and Coiiruioase alii
roccrics, cvc corner
H ABEOKIiS.Y.Keystoneshoebtore.bookB and
'tm suiionery,LtuainiHoeiow laraei vi-
"jfTILLIAM ERABMU8, confectioneries, Maln
'v'st., near the railroad. vl-uM
Iil; MENDENHAllL,'general stock of merchnn
111. uisn lulu luuiuijr,
ruber, corner of Main street and
i. J vl-uU
fj. KQBBINS, deal'
dealer In drv irnoils irrcerleM etc.
jiiainsc, uciowiron vi-1114
PlilK.,rililTON,'Grocrlcs & J'rovislous, Maln
Riroei ueiow araei.f vi-uu
' 1 '
poT IVMITZealer fu'cholco dry goods, and
1 onomi.3?u4 s., wppoaiio euurt iiouse.
Icn; jtjjUI Hi-
.. K.iiYER; groceries And general merchandise
ins. vain er,jauuTtJwvswtv
Olrp" CRAMER A. Ej MAYIIURST, Dealers lu
r nrrwu.rlf.fl. 'Confectioneries and Notions.
r,l'-!ottown.Baiitllde,1tWQ doois above llrobst's
," Vjn'agonmakershop.- ' - v -ulS.
' . MISCELLANEOUS.
AME8 OATMAN?CbliiflmftUcr nu Chair
r maker rooiuM on Main street. v3 n31
Jf.nnflL ..-.--., - .. .-,,...,
I M. CHRIBTMAN,kaddle,tr
jjf. .makery opposite Episcopal
ir iittnrr.intr . n. 11. . . . 1
unuRiWAn. eHuuie.irunK nmi iiaruriiH
nun 11 Main hi..
P Rl W. CORELL. I
,;.nf. brick on Main
. fttfnlture rooms, three
1st., wesiorinruetbi. vi
lg 1 ,1, 1 J1U1VC. Ufi t-Wl11! imiwi. wiiiuuiy SOUtlCH,
ti I. and fixtures, Rupert block, Main st, vl-nli
,il. .1, , ...I , I, . I ' n 1
. .mw. 11 IT.K ro. Machinists. Kail Blooms.
A ill burg near railroad; Castlugsmadeut short
1 lice- .maomnary maua aim icpaireu.
abyt;'l,Jltj . ,1, 1 1 1-.
ntoa, VKUHN', dealer In'meat tallow, etc,.
t. .erlln' alley back of American lir iko,
til MsriH iii-iivtVira
I POSTER. Glue Maker, and Wlilto and fancy
10 iD&VViuAM.HcbiUawu,. vl-nj
HOXLUMriEn UO mannfactnrera
.or all kimlH, iiiiinini;
blo works, near southwest
i iiMuors in i,un
1 COIf SOrP.ff:
nr HO ft
Laift&lnf 111 ulnnnii nfirs1i flllll
melodeoni. nt U. W. Corelru r urnl tm o rooniH
I " m w, iiiih-x UI1VI BCLUIIU UIJV
i norJiWMiTOrn.W Maluand Iron hU.
I VKAO00K. Notary l'ubllo, northeast comer
eUlMtiy' Main and Market, st. vl-nl3
luitrWmi-,. ., .
, ,,M1N A. FUN8T0N, mutual and cash rates fire
OW luiuruuce company .uortheastconifr Muln and
AHIIA 'est St. vl-ulJ
a of'f'i'AMUEL JACOBY, HarMe aud Brown Stone
J IVSS Worlu,EastniooinburBiUelwlckro?d. vlu7
Hit. O. A. MEO AIIQEU Phyalclan pnil ""W'iV
I) ilalu Bt ucit door toOood'a Hotel. vl-un
and rcfrCKlimcnt saloon, by
l)Wm. Jtastcllcr cor,
TTAItJIAN llltOTIIEIW.TanncM nml mnnnfap
11 timers of leather, on Main t., below ood'
Flour and Orlst Mill,
Uealcr In urulu, Jllll Street. V
BOWEIl ft I1HU1UNO, donler In dry uoodB,
tirocerlcnt, lumber nuu ircncrol Mcrcliuudlse
Mnln st. vl'ni7
JOHN l'UYMlUi;, saddle and linrnessmnkcr
Main st,. abuvo the Hwan Hotel. vl-n!7
rWw, COLEMAN, Merchant tailor and
. Uent'nrnrnlshliiBEOod.i, Main Ht., next door
to the brick hotel. V1-HI7
TAMES 11. IIAUMAN. Cabinet Maker, and Vtv
O dortaker. Main U, below l'lne.
MICHAEL C. KELLER, Confectionery, Oysier.
Sc.. Ac.on l'lnoHt., between Mnln and Mill.
Street, noar l'lne. vl-u 17
WILLlAM DELONO. Bhocmnkcrnnd mannfiic
turerof llrlck. Mill HU, west of l'lne vlnlD
LEWIS If. BCHUYLEn, Iron founder.Mnchln
lst, and Manufactmer of plows, Mill BUvI-n 17
MILES A. WILLIAMS & CoTnnucrsnnd Man
ufneturers of leather, Mill Utreet. vl-nl7
JOHN KELLEIt, Boot und fiboomnker. Tine
Street, opposite tho Academy vl-ntJ
4 n.HEnrtINO& unOTHEU, Carpenters and
, llullders, Mnln Street, below l'lne. vl-u 17
AMUEL SHAitPLESS, Mnker of thoHnylmrst
O arnln Cradlo. Main St,
T M. HA11MAN, saddlo and harness mnker
O urangevuie, opposite t rnmo cuurcn,
proprietor, soulh-enst cornor Main and Second
CI 1). ItlNAItl), dealer In stoves and tin-ware,
U. Main Street,
M. II, AU11ETT, attorney at law.Maln Street.
pILIlEIlT A KLINE, dry goods, Krocerles,
A general mcrcnnnuiso, Alain Hired
T KEILEIt. billiard saloon
oysters, and lco
Jj, cream In season Main Street,
. ltobblns' Uulldlng.
. DALLMAN. Merchant Tailor, Second St.,
Du. j. k. n
It. ItOIHlINS. Bnrgeon and I'bysiclan,
below Mam. vz-uik.
' , Cornor Main and Second Streets. v2-nl8.
JI. BROBST, dealer In GeneralMerchandlsc,
Dry Qooda, Urocerlet &o. v2-nl8.
LIGHT STREET DIRECTORY.
PETEH ENT, dealer In dry goods, groceries,
Hour, feed, salt, flsh, Iron, nails, etc., Lluht
JTERWILLIOER, Cabinetmaker, Undertaker
and Cholrmaker. vl-niu
TT P. OMAN A Co.
Whcelwrlghti, first door
H above school house,
JW. SANKEY, dealer In Leather, Hides, Hark,
etc. Cash paid for Hides, vl-nM
RB. ENT, dealer in
all lu branches.
stoves and tin ware In
JOHN A. OMAN, manufacturer and denier In
boots and shoes. vl-nftl
J. LEISEll, II. 1). Burgeon and 1'hyslclan.
Ofllce at Keller's Hotel. vlMiCT
AIL IltVINE. Medical Store Mnln St. and
. Ill larereek Itoad.
T D. WERKHEISElt, Hoot nnd Shoo Store
ml nnd manractorj-. Shop on Main street, op.
poslto steam Mill.
EBI'Y STEAM FLOUBINu MILLS, C. S. Fowler,
F. REIGHAR1), 4I1RO., dealers in dry goods,
groceries, and general merchaudlse. vl2ul 1
rn W. EnaAll.Sustiuehannarinnlng Mill and
J, llox Manufactory. vllinll
O. AW. H. SUOEMAICEIt, dealers lu dry
cuods. sroccrles and gcncrnl mcrehnndlse.
irktktmo lu south end of town. v2-nH.
JACOD 4 WM. II ARItIS, dialers In dry cuods,
groceries, dimis and medicines. Firetstorelu
north end of town.
TACOB A. SWISHER, dealer In Hides, Lenther
IllarU etc. Madison township Columbia couuty
Neatly executed at this Ofllce.
QHAS. O. UAItlCLEY,
A TT O Jt N K Y-A T-Ij A W,
Olllco In tho Exchango Building, second story
over WUlniyerd: Jacoby's Confectionery, Second
door nbovo the Excbrngo Hotel.
Illoomsburg, Jnu. 1, 1mj9.
jyj M. L'VELLE,
AT'l'O llMKl-AT-liA W,
Ashland, Schuylkill County, l'enu'a.
ATTOUN K Y A T h A W
niiiAAinin. ir t iiha i. . 1.11. 11.... ...1
Jolntnji Tost Oinco. j-l!ountIc8. llack-l'uy nnd
T OBETIT F. CliAIlK,
All U IV Ll'Al-
j Offlco corner ot Mala ami MiuUcl t-tr-L'tta, ovtr
rirht Kallonnl Hank, lJlooinhhuig, Va.
g II. LITTLE,
Olllre (Viutt-lIouM! Alley, below tlio Col.UMUl AX
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ira OKHfK Court Houso Alley, below tho Co-
HARNESS, SADDLE, AND TRUNK
and denier In
CAitrirr-iiAos, valises, fly-nets.
nurrAio noiiEs, hoilse-uinkkth to..
which ho fuels confident ho can sell at lower
rate than any oilier person lu ths country, l-lx
ainiiiu fur ourselves.
Shop first door below the l'ost Offlco Main
Ktieel, Illoomsburg, l'a.
Nov. 15. INj7.
O O O K S T .0 H F.
The umliTBlgiutl, huvlun takt-u tho roomu
lsla nSAimla,) I... TlJ U tn, .,nv ,lnr nluiVu
uie r.xcnniiRu jioiei, wouia nouiy me ciuscni ui
(lie i-ouniy timv i litre win uoroiiNiuuiiv uii imim
U (UII UBHUllUll'llli "1
BOOKH, STATJONERY. AND WALL I'AVER,
Also tho various Mngaslucs und Newspaptrs
nuuusueil lu iuis cuuiury, uiueis lor wuicu wu
ue promptly uncuueu iu.
THE CIRCULATING LUlltARY
which lias been In exlstenco font year, calls for
the stronger suppuil of lliu coniinuuity. The
urms nro reutonnVle
nrVilcala t J Jatily
I nf volutins.
ILllV. UUll llUUllluiiiii nMuw ilutl.
an lucreiuejii iiib uiiuivtr
TI10 usual huge stock of
NOTIONS AND FANCY oOODS,
will bo kept up and no pnlus spared to satisfy
A. D. I.BI1,
May 11,'ui-tr Illoomsburg, l'a,
TllOM"AH CARBON CO.
nuATJins w Jiosiunr,
MEN'rl I'URNISHlNd 0001151,
NO. 19 nonni FOt'nTlt ftTnPKT
OHN 8TK0UP A OO.,
SnceesBors to Htroup A llrolhrr,
WHOLEmaLI: DEALERS IS hhH
. VI .Nnttli Whsrvis. si, 11 '.A r.iil V 1 . , n.
f W. ULAUON A CO.,
(III, CLOTHS AND WINDOW SII I A 1 1 1 n
VVarrlinnsn, No, 121 North Third Mi,
Q.EOUGK H. IIOBEIITS,
Importer and 1) ider lu
IIARIIWARE, ClITI.EltY, GUNS. Ai .
No. 311 North Third Sti eel, above Vim.
YDKIt, HAItUIS A I1AS.SE1T,
Muiinriictiiror and JnhhitrH m
MKNN A Nl itOVK' C'arnilNti
Jms i2 MHrUci mid S'i CtMiifnT' Mrw t.
fi EOItOE FOELKElt A CO.,
Wholesale Dealers In
WOODEN & WILLOW WARE, YARNS.
OU-Clotbs, Wicks, Twines, Ilnvki ts, ilc, cte-.
I'J.tril Market 81. & 236 Church St., 1'bllada.
JOHN 0. YEAC1EU & CO.,
Wholesale Dealers lu
HATS, CAPS, STRAW GOODS, AMI
No. K7 North Third Slieet,
SfABLISHEI) 1 T.N.
JORDAN 4 URUTUEIi,
WbolesnloGroceis, nnd Dtnlers In
SALTl'ETl'.R AND BR1MS10NI.
Nn2l9Noith Third St.
Late Walter A Kaitu.
Importer and Dealer In
CHINA, GLASS, AND QUEENSWA IlK,
No. 231 N. Third Mtn-el.
JJ W. HANK'S
vv uui.i-A i.ri 1 uu rtuuo, siN 11 rr, an 1 1
No. lie North Third street,
ijciwee-n Cherry and Itiue, auhi Idc,
"Y"AUTAIAN & RNCJELJ1AN,
TOHACCO, SNIIFf XEUAIt
NO. 313 NORTH T1II1IUHTIIKKT,
Second Door below W.wkI,
P II I L A DE I. P II I 4.
W. WAKTMAN I' IINIIKLW.I,
A I N WBI O H'l' A CO.,
WHOLKSALK (I IIIM' K US,
N. E. Corner Second and Arch Hire!.
HAS, HYRUI'S, COFFEE, SUO A It, .MIILAWSKH,
KICK, SI'ICLS, III IJAHII KOlll, AC, AC.
tA-Orders will receive prompt ntleiitlon,
May 11), 1M7-Iy.
KINO. J. 11. KKVIIMTT.
WHOLVHALE DRY GOODS.
No. 313 Mlllket Stieot,
Orders lllletl iromptIy at lowcv.1
lljor K. it. AltTMAN. C. 11. UI1.1.1M1W.R. X, MOKV.
A KTMAN, IHLLlNGKlt A CO.,
NU. 101 NOR'IH Tllllll) ST. PHILADELPHIA,
Two Door.s above Arch formerly 220,
MAN UFA1TU It tlW ANII J01IHKH.S IN
CARPETS, COTTONS YARNS, BATTING,
OIL CLOTHS, CARPET CHAINS, CORDAGH
OIL SHADES, GRAIN HAGS, TIE YARN,
WICK YA11N, WINDOW l'Al'EK, D.jVEKI.KTS,
WILLOW AND WOODEN WAR IS
UUOltS, UltUSlIEH, LOOKING IILAKSKH, CHVSUS
ui.unui; w. MAUGiiii, proprietor.
'liu nluiu.i L'ell.l:iriwn lintel hlis recently nilcr-
gouo rad cal chuuges lu Its Internal arrangements,
and its pn prietor announce s to his former custom
and tho travelling publio that his accomodations
lor lliocomiort oi'liis guesiiarosueuHM v uuuv ,u
the country. His table will always bu found sup
plied, not only with substantial food, but with all
flm ilrllfvu.eBOl the season. Ills wines und 11
onors (except that popular beverage known ns
"McJlenry"), purchased direct from the Importing
houses, aro entirely pure, nuu iree iroin an poe
drncfR. Ho Ik ttinnkful fornllberal natron-
ngo in i no pasi, una win cohuiiub ,o uebm ve ii in
ttieimurc. ur.uimr tvt imuuum
() L U M 11 1 A HOUR E,
BERN Alt II STOHNER
flAVTNn lately nuicbased and fitted up tho
well'kuown itooisou liniei i'roperty,ioaieu m
FEW DOOrcl A HOVE THE COUI1T II OU3 1,
on the same side of the street, lu the town of
Illoomsburg; und having obtaincAia license lor
11 13 B T A U H A N T
the Troprlctor hus. determined to ylve to the pw
pio VlsillHU me town cm .jiuiuck ur iienjun,)
A MTTLK MOUK ItOOM.
IIU klnhlhiFT ftlwo Ik nitfiiiil vh. Hlld In tit It'll 11 1
tn nnt liiiL'L'leHninlrarrlui't'ii In tiiedrv: He irom-
ltiCH that cvcrythhii! about hlxfHlnhllsliineiitHliaUi
bo conducted In an orderly nnd lawful nmnneri
and lit respectfully nMJolu unbare of tne publto
I uuonat'. lim n
Tin- nttiifmicned lm vlni? nurthnsed tlil well'
tl,u r..imllnii nml elilerlulnmeilt uf travellers
who may bo disposed to favor It with their cus
tom. They havesparednoexpenselu preimrlng
neither shnll there be auylhlug wanting on their
part to milliliter to their personal comfort. Ihey
ruusels bimepous. and enjoy au excellent uusi-
iiess location. , ,
Omnibuses run at all times between the 1.x.
chango Hotel and the various railroad depot", by
which travellers will be pleasantly conveyeei i,
aud from tho respective stations lu due time to
meet ine cars. jiuunn at i;i,ivvr,
illoomsburg, April p, IBM,
WILIiTAJt WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
This well kituwu Hotel has becu entirely refitted
nud refurnished, llh n view to the peiiect com
fort und convenience of guests.
A commodious I.lvery Htable Is connected with
A I.iccnso will bo obtained at May Term of
Court, when the bar will be suppll.-d with the
choicest wiues, liquors aud scaurs. A fair share
of patronage is re,tn He I,
Tho Midnight Parado of Napoleon.
Xuvyeited by i German JUtlhut,
'TM dead of iilfihi, nnd tho full moon's Unlit
IsMrucIcwHh ocllpso pale.
And deep nud low, like n voice of wot,
Through the forest comes tho gale.
TLs llko the hour when thlufri have power
Of might nnd mystery;
When rcnfion nhnken, and mnn awoken
To nil ho d rends to see.
And on yonder cloud, llko n mighty nhroud
IIuDRo'cr tho lifeless earth.
Aio Bhlftlug bright, on tho dazttcd night
Btrango neencq of grief and mirth;
Mrjk. hattlcn. banquets In high halK
wild plains with corses fit rowed,
Kings crowued.klngs tretched,ln funeral p.illi,
KeaM, ngcant. frenzy, bloxl.
1 he ro to tho deep thy walcra sweep,
h'oft Heine throiuih myrtles wound;
1 here to tho brown Italian plain
Tho Alplno torrents bound;
Theie through tho Austrian's pleasant field
Thy billows. Danube, pour;
Tho Tui ltlsh lance, tho Iloman shield
Lte mouldering on thy &hore.
And there tho Kilo bathes ninny a ptlo
Of old Kgypttan klngt.;
There Dnieper's bed 1 gory-redj
There, Don, thy crystal spring?
Aro dark und faint with tho corse's taint;
And tho wild Cosnnck sweeps by,
For tho Judgment has come, nnd tho snow's tho
Wiere the murderer's host must Ho.
IUit what is tho sound rolling rouud and rout. T
'Tin the beat of u midnight drum:
Aud from many Aland the spectre hand.
At tho sound of thnt larum come.
From South and from Xortu.thcy aro Hocking
From the Held, from the ocean wave;
For these are nil who held earth In thral I,
Dark battalions of tho grave.
And they come on tho plain, llko drops of rain
Falling thick In athuuder shower,
Hut no footstep's fall, no trumpet call,
Is heard through tho sons of power.
The moon's last light just quivers whttu
On n liar vest of holm nnd spear;
Hut no cyo of man could stretch from the van
Of that host to tho cloudy rear,
HUH on they como from thoearthXdeep womh.
In column nnd square nnd Hue;
All tleshlcss bono, with eye of stone
The moonbeams through them shine,
ihit their angora grasp, with deathless elmp.
Tho bridle nnd lar.co nnd sword;
Aud tho cables Wiivo o'er tho ghosts of tho bravo
Which ooco o'er tholr glory soared.
And on fi out nud ou wings, their chlefialUK
Ou their pawing chargors ride; i
Thero ho whoso crown was cloven down
On tho Calabrcse mountain's side,
Theie ho who fell when Austria's yell
Hang wild from Marengo's plain;!
Thero ho whoso blood dyed the Lelpslc Hood
When tho German shivered his chain.!
And he, the last, on whom Death had cast
Tho grasp of his ley hand,
With eyes tint smito llko tho arrow's flight,
In tho front of tho host takes his stand.
On his brow of gloom la waved no plume,
On his breast Is no steely mall,
Hut an "inoN cnoW throws U lUshe down
On his spectral vlsago pale.
And by his Blda Is simply tied
A little long-sheathed sword;
No gold Is there, no Jewel raro
lit trays tho battle's lord,
Hut the lightnings wreathed rouud that steel
And tho thrones of Europo reeled,
For the tslckle of death was In that shenth,
And tho world was Us harvest field.
On Ids charger white, through tho Jlvelnuic
Ho passes In palo review
The skeletons, to whom earth's thrones
Were onco but duU aud dew;
Aud the hanueis hloop,as each ghastly troop
Moves before Its sllent'lord;
Ami one word of woo each murmurs low,
Saint Uhlena Is that word!
HllUon they crowd from the wonn and I ho
In llcshlcss millions on;
And tho star of pride is on each tdde,
s nd tho spear in tho grasp of bone;
Till tho march decays on tho chieftain's gaze
And tho thistle alono is stirred,
As tho wind comes low with one word of woe,
Baint Helena is thit word I
Muiut. fDessalx. jroulatowbUl.
A company having located ft mill in
tho western country, and by tho report
of an iigent suspecting something wnn
wrong, sent out another agent to sen
atiout thingH. Horeported on his re
turn Hint ho had "found tho dam by tint
mill slto, but ho couldn't Und tho mill
by a dam sight."
A EiTTi.E live-year old boy wan bo-
ing instructed In morals by his mother.
Thu old lady told lihn that nil such
terms us ''By golly," "by jingo," "by
thunder," etc,,weroonly minced oaths.
und but llttlo better than any other pro
fanity. In fact, she wild, he could tell
a profano oath by tho prolix of "by"
all such wcro oaths. "Well, thcn.moth-
er," said tho llttlo hopeful, "thero's it
big oath in tho newspapers 'By Tele
graph.1 " Tho old lady gave it up, and
tho boy Is bowlldercd on morals.
Little Freddy, who, through pa
rental Indulgence, has grown into tho
easy position of household tyrant, but
Is, nevertheless, constrained to hold to
tho uso of such polito forms of filial ci
vility as "Yes, sir," and "No, sir," ro-
cenlly camo to tho breakfast table with
clouded brow and general air of discon
tent. "Havo somo butter, Freddy ?"
n&kcd his father. "No," was tho sharp
reply. .'No what?" asked tho father
with boino emphasis. "No butter,"
answered tho unyielding Fred.
Swearino Chinamen. Tho Tidal
Wave, a papor Issued at Silver City, In
tho Territory of Idaho, details tho our
lous method of administering nn oath
to tho "ColcstloLi" In that region. Tho
HVire says that "tho trial of Ah Clioy
ami All Kam, now going on in mo dis
trict Court, for thu murder of Ah Son,
is creating it greater Interest than any
trial that has over occurrod there, on
account of tho novelty of tho method
of swearing witnesses, A roostor'o
head Is hacked olf with iv.cnlfe.iv saucer
broken, tho oath written on yellow pa
per, burned, and tho smoku, In which
U riupposed to bo tho spirit of tho burn
ed oath, blown up to heaven lu each
ease. Tho prosecution und defence each
bwoio llvo witnesses, killed llvo chick
ens, biokp five, baueers, burned ilvu
nieces of paper &e. After killing tho
thlekf tis they aro thrown away by tho
Chinamen, and considered unlltfor use,
but having had their throuta cut, nicely
bled, &c the American Heathen eon
slder tht'in noun tho wor.e for having
bi'ouswprii by, and wo con fes to ItiW'
Ing bten guilty of tliosucrllego of as
histlng to tlevour it portion that was
really fat, tender, and good to our un
It Is with it grim satlsfuutlun that wo
hear that vengeance him lighted upon
tho dUlurbers of our midnight slum
ben, and that those llttlo tyrants of tho
night, tho fleas',, havo nt last been pun
ished for their numerous inlsdeo-ls.
lIr, Kltcliliiguian Is now to bo found
at 221 ltegent street, corner of Maddox
street, with his troupo of performing
fleas, or as his handbills lnvolt,"TraIn-
ed Apterous Insects, tho only speci
mens of thu Artlculata In tho world
over taught to perforin."
Mr, Kltclilngmati isayouiig English
nutuofgood address with thu neatest
fingers and tho ino.it Ingenious turn of
mind I over camo across, an J I supposo
there Is no man In tho world who knows
mow about fleas and their habits than
he docs, and ho can tell their history
with 11 groat deal of quaint fun.
I entered tho room when It was blow
ing nud raining hard, and very cold; I
found Kltcldngmau warming his fleas.
Thero Was a bright flro burning, a bit
of wood was placed on tho mantleplccc,
Ononosldoof tho wood wero the car
riages, ships, etc., drawn by tho fleas,
themselves suspended by their, harness
in mid air aud as quiet as mice. Poor
things 1 possibly they wero taking a
nap, or tiicy might havo been frighten,
ed by thu thunder. Certain It is, as Mr,
K. informs mo that cold weather shuts
them up, and they do not perform so
well us when it Is bright, shining, and
On a miniature billiard table, tho sur
face of which is whlto paper, so that tiio
lloas can easily bo seen, tho performance
of tho learned iuaccts tako place. All
all tho apparatus Used has been most
beautifully carveu out of ivory by Mr.
Kilchliigui.tti, and exhibits great neat-no-is
and design on tho part of the flea
trainer. I was first shown au Ivory box
with glass at each end; lu this wcro
several fleas being broken into harness.
Wild llea are put In here, lind if they
jump ami kick thoy causo tho wheel to
revolve, ami at lliu sumo time knock
their heads on thu top of tho wheel.
Two or three days In the "training
wheel" with no food soon brings tho
lluas to their senses, ami then, llko
young troop hures in a cavalry riding
school, the trainer "bits" them, und be
gins to "handle" them. But the Ilea
has to bo "bitted" (or harnessed) If you
please. Mr. Kitcliluglium tells mo this
operation is exceedingly dllllcult, for
tho Ilea must not bo pinched,' crushed,
or his legs broken, or ho Is' good for
nothing ; nnd, at tho same time, euro
must be taken not to let the wild colt
escape, which event Is very likely to
happen In tho hands of a clumsy train
er. Th 0 flea must bo taken between tho
finger and thumb of the right hand, and
then, by dexterous manipulation, trans
fern d to a position between tho finger
and thumb of thu left hand, uu opera'
tlini requiring some six distinct quick
but careful movements. Tho Ilea must
bo r-o arranged that ho Is hold tight,
while his head only Is visible; his head
must l,o placed In a favorable position
for receiving the noose. This uooo Is
made of exceedingly lino hair, joined
with a peculiar knot; It is slipped over
the Ilea's head, and made fast, but not
too fust, or tho Ilea will bo throttled, I
uggested that tho hair might bu fasten
ed to thu Ilea with gum, but Mr.K. tells
me hu has tried It, nud there Is no yum
which thu Ilea will not break when it
lecumes dry. Tho flea having been
haltered, ho is at once fastened 011 to thu
end of a long louse chuin, of exceedingly
lino gold wire; tethered in this manner
iu is allowed 10 kick and plunge and
hop (and possibly swear) us much as hu
likes till hu isllrtd. Alter two or three
letheritigs ho becomes tractable,uud can
bu put into regular single or doublohar
ness. Il Is must euiious to remark how
that lliu elephants 01 thuluresiol'CVylon
aud tho Ileus ofour bedrooms uru uliko
subjugated to thu service of mail by
tho process of biarviug ami tethering ;
only, indeed, tho ttickiu required ditl'ers
cuusiilerably iu strength and iorm, but
tho principle is thu same.
When thu ilea bccoiuu tractable ho Is
fed by being placed on u bit of raw beef,
at which hu sucks greedily. Quiero,
coula wo not utilize raw beef as u bait
for it "Ilea trap" to entry about with us
011 continental tours, etc.; by s.-lllng
the fleas to Mr. Kltctiluglutm wo might
help to pay our hotel bill. Tho regular
fleas aru fed over night upon tho back
of their master's hand; ho feeds us
many nn eight or itluo at n time. Thoy
bury their probosces deep Into tlioskln,
and, when sucking, turn their tails up
into tho air liku a duck turns his tall
Bkyward when hunting for worms in
the mud. They would, If allowed so to
do, feed for four hours; Mr. K. has ob
served that they act llko ptunps, that
tho blood will run out from them when
their stomachs aro full. Ho therefore
leaves them on his hand till ho knows
by this sign that they aro as full nsthey
can hold, aud then ho takes them olf
his hand. But this must bo donu care
fully, or thu proboscis, thrust into tho
tkln, llko tho boring tuba of an artesian
well. Is liable to bo Injured. Sometimes
tho lloas will feed freely .sometimes they
won't eat at all. Mr. K, thinks they
havo thelrtempors llko ourselves; somo-
times they feel hungry and up to work,
nii-i sometimes Htm ai tneir iusks ami
oil' their feed. A performing lien, If
well looked after will llvo eight or nlno
months. A great many llvo four months,
Somo fleas aro chlcken-lioarted, or havo
bad constitutions, and illo In harness In
n fow days.
ICvery nlglit each lieu Is put Into 11
bcpnratu sleeping room ; flannel Is cut
lino squares and ono Ilea iilnced between
two of these mliilaturo blankets. Thu
blankets are piled 0110 over tho other, n,
Ilea between each, till thoy tiro all stow
ed tuvay lu their berths. (Tho plluof ilea
containing blankets Is thsn slowed uway
In 11 box for tho night.
Thero aro eleven or twelve klntVi of
(leas. Tho tlog flea, tho eat Ilea, tho
pigeon, mole, hedgehog, marten, etc,
fleas. Tho lloas of dlll'erent nations also
(lHfer. Tho Bolglan Ilea aro good, tho
Ilusslan Hoa3 aro strong, powerful, hard
working tough skinned IIohh. Mr. F,
has Kusslnn fleas sunt over to him by
post from Ilussla. A good Russian flea
Is worth fourpenco or sixpence. Think
of that yo navigators nbout to mako a
trip with timber shtp4 to St. Peters
burg, what n paying cargo you might
bring home, and tho Chancellor of tho
Exchequer has not as yet fixed nny Im
port duty on fleas. I wish ho would.
Tho best fleas of allnro thcKngUsli flea-;
thoy llvo longest, cat least, nnd work
tho most. Bravo, old Kngland ; beat
tho world again oven In tho matter of
fleas; but stop I of course tho English
lloas nro good, for do not tlicso liens llvo
upon truo English blood, and thereby
literally lmblbu tho national character
istics. Mr. IC. keeps his stock of un
trained ileas lu a stoppered bottle In
flannel wool ; cotton will not do ; ho has
sometimes two or three hundred fleas
on baud, and ho very seldom let ono
A good half hour may bo spent watch
ing tho fleas in their exercising. An
uufortunato Insect Is mado to flro off nn
"Armstrongguu." Tho mechanism by
which this done is very ingenious, and
tho flea must flro tho gun even though
hu seems terribly frightened nt tho
noise. Tho "Insect Hercules" draws
along at a sharp pace an ivory "Hno-of-
battle ship" over 500 times Its own
weight. It is most amusing to sco tho
llttlo wretch pulling nt this load llko a
mliilaturo dray horse. Tho "Flea Blon-
dln" performs ou tho. tight rope; tho
Flea Sibyl" tells fortunes aud answers
questions through tho medium of tt re
volving card; tho "Insect Leotard"
(this is a clover trick) swings backward
and forwards on tho trapczo ; two fleas
play at "soo-saw," they aro mado to
tako their spriug from strips of glass,
for they would hold on with their prong
liko claws to paper, and would not
perform nt all. A gravo old flea draws
up a minlaturo bucket and lets It go
again with a run. Tho "Royal Mall"
Is druwn by a team of fleas, and tho
"Derby Tandem" trots smartly round
tho arena. Thero aro other performers
bcsldo tho nbovo; but I must not for
get to mention tho "punishment wheel,"
uu Ingenious contrlvanco upon which
aro placed idle and refractory fleas who
misbehave themselves In their perform
nnco. Nor must I rorget to mention an
instrument which Mr. Kltchingmnn
has ncivly brought to perfection; It
consists of a most delicate spring llko a
watch-spring, so lino that ono can
hardly see it. This spring Is intended
to measuro tho actual strength of fleas,
and It Is called a "pulexomcter."
In my "Curiosities ot Natural His
tory" I havo a chaptei on performing
fleas. Tho education of tho day has ad'
vanccd In tho matter of fleas as it has
in tho matter of children, nnd Kitch
Ingman's lleas nro much more learned
competltis'o examinations may havo
something to do with this remarkable
fact and thoy aro much better perform
crs, than tho fleas of ten years ago.
I cordially recommend my friend
a nd nil interested in seeing what an Iu
genious and persevering young En
gllshmnncan do In training. such minute
insects as ileas, to patronl.o Mr. Kitch-
ingman and his learned specimens of
A Family Crazy on Ilcllglon.
A horrible case or religious aberra
tion recently occurred in North Carol!
nr. A Mr. Loud, Jane, his wife, and
four children, named Sarah, Polly, Ell
and Nimrod, became Insano by attend
ing a "protracted meeting," nnd began
to sco visions. Sally claimed to bo tho
true Gotl ; tho mother often saw Polly
011 thu crosa, nnd sometimes herself
felt on her head tho thorny crown, und
felt In herbido tho spear, as her Savior
had donu beforo her. Thoy held meet-
lugs in tho llelds, and wero seen ono
day with their alcoves rolled up above
tholr elbows, knocking dried chestnut
burs about from ono to another until
their naked hands and arms wero cover
ed with blood. Ono night, while Sally
and her mother discussed somo passage
iu Scripture, a dispute arose, both of
thorn claiming to bu God. Tho mother
thought Sally was tho dovll, and order
ed her sons and husband to tie her ;
they did so, nnd thrust her, her hands
tied together, out of tho door. She at
tempted to get in ; James seized a bit of
board and tried to push her away.whllo
tho mother, unablo to hold tho door
againit her, ordered Eli to hhoot thu
dovll. Hoflred.hittlngherln tho hand,
and then, us they described it after
wards, "tho dovll scrambled oil" tho
doorstep." Soon sho was back again,
puttl ng her bloody hands in at tho nolo
nthe top of tho door, when fc.ll was
iigtiiu ordered to Hhoot. Nimrod loaded
tho rlllo with two bullets, gavulttoEU,
who said. "Father, must I shoot ?" "If
nothing clso will do," snld ho, "you
must shoot;" and, said Ell, "this tlmo
I plumped her right between tho oyes."
Tho body lay outsldo tho door until
daylight ; thon tho mother ordered tho
rest to carry tho dovll to tho log neap
nud burn It. This they did, nothing
bolng left but a bit of tho splno and
skull, a rib or two, somo portion of tho
abdomen, und tho oullino ortno swell.
Ing shoulders and hips In (ho nsli03,
Thu family wero taken to Jall.and while
thoy wcro all occupying tho cage.u room
grated with Iron on the top and sides,
tho sons killed their mother by choking
her. A trial resulted In their acquittal
on tho ground of Insanity.
A qentI.eman standing In a erowd
felt tho pressure of two femtnuio feet
upon his patent leathers. At thu first
thu sensation was delightful ; but Mion
tho pressure began to feel tho least bit
uncomfortable, "Mauain," no genuy
suggested, "you are standing on my
"Your feet, sir?"
"Goodness I beg your pardon, sir; 1
thought I was standing on a block of
wood; thoy aro qui to largo sir I"
"Quito; but you covered 'em, Mnd
1 Shower of Simile.
The great storm of lust Friday night
will bo long remembered In this Stato.
Iu addition to tho details heretofore
glvoii, wo havo information from a reli
able citizen of great damngo at Taylbr
vlllo. Tho storm hurst in Its full Airy
at that place about dark, and the rain
fell In torrents. Tho electric storm pres
ented the samo features as here. Tho
wind, however, was moro violent, and
without intermission blew In great
strength from every direction. Sovcral
buildings wero damaged, nnd young
hickory trees nctually twisted off by tho
wind. Tho growing crops wcro pros
trated by tho wind, nnd beaten Into tho
ground by tho rain and hall. But tho
most singular phenomenon, nnd one
whlchwas not vouchsafed to nny other
community, was a shower of snakes. We
have heretofore read of showers of sand,
of fish, and sometimes of flesh, but nev
er beforo of n shower of snakes; and yet
wo nro well assured that the phenome
non which occurred on last Frlduy night
can bo described In no moro fitting
On Saturday and Sunday last, every
ditch, brook and pool 011 tho pralrlo
nortli of Taylorvillo was allvo With
nondescript creatures, which havo boon
described to U3 as being from ono and a
half to two feet long.and of three-fourths
of an inch to an inch in diameter. This
diameter Is xcry slightly lessened at the
head and tall. Tho tall is flat, llko that
ofau col, but has no caudal fin; indeed,
thero Is no fin at all. Tho head Is in shape
that of an eel, but tho mouth Is that of
a sucker. Tho eyes nro small and tho
cars aro simply orifices. Immediately
behind tho head, on each side, Is a flip
per, llko that of a turtle, say thrce
founhsof an Inch to nnlnch in length,
including tho limb, which has a perfect
ly dovclopcd Joint. In color, theso
snakes, or whatever thoy are, tiro of a
Tho number of theso creatures is bo-
yond all estimate. They swim in every
branch nnd puddlo of water. Their inodo
of progression, in addition to tho un
dulatory motion of a snako in tho water
is by tho uso of tho flipper described
abovo, and they swim entirely under
tho water or with tho head and a few
Inches of the body abovo the surfaco,
thus Indicating that tho flippers are nut
absolutely essential to motion. Thoy
aro perfectly harmless. Boys and men
tako them from the pools in hundreds,
and they are brought to town for in
Wo aro willing to admit that our
knowledgo of Ichthyology Is not suflV
clcnt to dctermlno what they are. Eels
havo teeth, ao carnivorous, and some
species are very voraclous'and bclligcr
cnt. Theso crcaturesaro of tho genus
ovelopterus or sucker3,havlng no teeth
nnd aro evidently unprepared for attack
and except by flight aro defenceless
Furthermore, thoy have no fins, nnd
their flippers aro only adjuncts, and not
their principal means of progression
They nro not serpents as they want
fang?, either hooded or naked, which
invariably dletingui.sh the order o
Wo will not worry our readers with
any speculation on a subject confessedly
beyond our knowledge. Wo aro prom
Ised somo spcclmcns,wh!ch will bo sub
mltted to naturalists of acknowledged
ability, whoso opinions wo shall lay bo.
fore the public.
It Is tho universal testimony of all
tho peoplo of the country that no crca
turo anything llko thoso wa3 over bo
foro seen by them. Tho slzo renders it
certain that they have not been do'el
oped there, as It is practically iinpossi
Iblo that they could havo grown to that
slzo without having been teen. It, Is
qulto certain they wcro novcr beforo
tho storm, and It Is almost equally cer
tain tho storm brought them there.
This storm, which passed over so largo
an extent of country, und was so vio
lent, undoubtedly gathered, as do most
of such storms, In tho vast pla!usof tho
north-west. It was a tornado, aud, In
passing through tho country, disturbed
tho usual atmospheric and electrical con
ditions, so as to produce, In addition to
tho central tornado,a high wind, heavy
ralu and an electrical storm. Tho most
ilauslblo theory which occurs to us ns
accounting for tho presonco of theso
fishes, Is that tho tornado in passing
over somo lako or river In the immense
unknown region of thonorth-Wtet,drow
up water, and with It theso animals,
which aro evidently amphibious. Tho
tornado then sped 011 Its mission of ties-
ruction, passing perhaps miles nbovo
tho earth, and occasionally, iu at Ship
man, striking tho earth. Near Taylor
villo tho central body of tho storm was
dissipated, as shown by tho fact that
tho wind blow in gusts from all direc
tions, nnd theso creatures fell to tho
earth to astonish thopcoploand perplex
tho scientific. Jlllnoh Slate Jcerlster,
Watering the Cow. During tho
Atlanta campaign ono of our Generals,
being rather unwell, was fearful of a
bilious attack, owing, as lie eupposeii,
to tho too free uso ot coffee. Tho com
missary procured lilni a cow, which
yielded him a good sized bowl of milk
night and morning. Frank, his body
servant, and Ben.tho cook,wero respon
sible for tho nppearanco of tho milk on
tho tablo morning midovcning. Ono,
evening, after n hard day's work, thd1
General sat down to tho tublo untlclpa-
ting his usual refreshing repast of bread
nud milk, but upon tnstlng it thought
it appeared to bo diluted with water,
aud suspecting surreptitious lovo had
been mado to part of tho original, ana
tho quality of tin. remainder sacritlccd
to a delusltory quantity,
" Frank." said he, " wluit Is tho
matter with thu milk V It is half wtv
"1 duinio, General; 1 didn't put no
water In It," said Frank.
"Somu ono did," said tho General.
'Ahk Uei if hu known anything about
In a few momenta Frank returned
and, with ti very gravo face, said "Qoii
crul. Ben says he didn't put any water
In tho milk; but ho watered the cow Just
j before he milked her I"
IlAvrv Boy: "I say.boy why do you
whlstlo so gaily ? "
"Causo I'm happy, mister."
'iWhnt makes you so happy?"
"Causo I got a nowsldtt ; look-a-here,
"It don't look very now, what la it
"Why'tls now,causo mam made It yes
terday out of dad's old un 1"
"And what was dad'soldtin Hindu of ?' '
"Why,onoof granny's old shects.what
icr mam gavo her."
The Rev.Kramer ono of tho Presi
dential brothers-in-law is. proving a
very prolific source of "Notes," Iu which
capacity ho is doing tho country more
good than ho is likely to do as Consul.
Wo heard yesterday of his being nt a
prayer meeting at which special efforts
wcro on foot for tho conversion of sin
ners. Uro. urauviiio Jioouy was Dies
slngtliojob. After a good deal of ex
hortation, which seemed to have pro
duced llttlo effect on tho sinners pres
ent, it was announced from tho pulpit
in a stentorian voico that "General
Grant's brother-in-law will now lead in
prayer." Tho idea was that tho Dlvlno
Spirit, obdurato to all othor invocations,
would Immediately "como down," like
Captain Scott's coon, whou Informed
thatOrant'd brother-in-law was on hand.
Tho Rev. Kramer suppllcated.but with
what result wo aro not informed.
The persistency of tho Postmaster of
Minn, Now York, is too rcmarkablo to
pass without recognition. Ho recently
addressed tho following communication
Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y. I
May 18, 1809. J
First Assistant I'oslmaster-General.
Dear Sir: "I asked you for my res
ignation somo time ngo, nnd recom
mended Alexander D. Holdrldgo to bo
Postmaster of this olllco; It Is the peo
ple's wish, and ho being n Republican
and I being a Democrat, I thought it
would bo immediately attended to. My
business is such that I must go to Iowa,
to be gono two or three months ; my
wlfodied last July; my daughter and
deputy must bo absent also. I am an
old man, born In 1800. My grandfather
was a cousin to Ethan Allen ; and now,
"Ify ie Great Jehovah and the Conti
nental Congress" I demand my resigna
tion." c. b., r. M.
Bill P., by forco of brain nnd gift of
gab, has come to bo looked to as authori
ty In tho community of Black River
Forks, out in Wisconsin. He Is a cross
between a lumberman, politician and
lawyer,and was never lackiug for a loop
hole through which to slip when ordi
nary men would have acknowledged
themselves cornered. Bill had been
called upon to defend a worthy citizen
against an indictment for assault and
battery upon a mlserablo vagabond,
"contrary to tho peaco and dignity of
tho peoplo of tho Stato of Wisconsin."
Tho ovldcnco was conclusive, and Bill
attempted not to Justify or mitigate
There seemed no way to escape pun
ishment; but when Bill camo to ad.
dress the jury ho laid down this rule of
law : "You can't convict this defen
dant unless the prosecution provo the
entire allegation. Proving a part will
not do. Wo admit tho assault and bat
tery, but tee deny that It was contrary to
tho peaco and dignity of the peoplo of
tho Stato of WIsconsin.and the prosecu
tion hasailed to show it."
Tho Jury so held.
Judge Hackett, It is understood, will
hold this as a precedent in certain ca
ses to como beforo him next term.
An Arkansas Judge had his law
olllco close to a certain doctor's In fact,
they were separated only by a plank
partition, with a door In it. Tho judge
was at his table, busy with briers anil
bills iu chancery. Tho doctor was wri
ting a letter; and, pausing for a mo
ment, called out, "Judge, isn't c-q-u-i
tho way to spell cqulnomlcal ?." "Yes,
I think it Is," saIdthojudBo;"but hero
Is Webster's Dictionary, I can soon tell
you." Ho opened tho book and turns
over the leaves, repeating aloud "E-qul
nominal, equlnoralcal." Finding the
proper place, ho runs his oyo nnd finger
up und down tho column two or three
times, until ho is thoroughly satisfied
that tho word In question is not there.
Closing thu book with a slam, ho lays
his specs on tho table, and, rising slow
ly, breaks forth," Well, sir, I've always
been n Daniel Webster man, and 1 vo
ted for him for President; but any man
that will write as big n dictionary us
this and not put as common a word as
c-qulnomlcal in it can't get my voto for
Going Home withthi:Giris. The
outranco Into society may bo said to
tako place after boyhood has passed
nway.yet a muiutuuo uiKo tno luiiiiuivu
beforo their hearts aro proseniaoio. 11
is a great trial to a tender or tough age,
for nny boy to go to n uoor Knowing
thero nro dozen girls wlthln.nnd toknock
or ring with absolute certainty that In
two minutes all their oyes will bo upon
him, Is :i sovero test of courage To go
before theso girls, and make n satisfao.
tory tour of tho room, without stepping
on their toes, and thou sit down and
dispose of one's hands, Is an achieve
ment of which few can boast. If a boy
can got so far as to measuro off ten yards
of tapo with ono or tno gins, uuu cut
it short at ono end, 110 may siuuu u
chanco to spend a pleasaut ovenlng;
but let him not tlattor himself that inn
trials of tho ovenlng aro over, 'lhoro
comes at last the break up. Tho dear
girls don their booth and put on their
shawls aud look so bauey, so mischiev
ous and unlmpresslblo, as if they did
not wlshany one to go homo with ineni.
Then comes tho pinch, aud tno noy nu
ing tho most pluck inake-i up to tht
prettiest girl, his heart In his thiout,
and crooking his elbow stammers out
(ho words, "Shall I ho you homey"
Sho touches her finger to his arm, nnd
thus thoy walk borne, about n yard
apart, feeling "ns awkward at goslings.
Ah soon us Mio Is tsaro Inslda her own
door, hohlruta homo, nnd renlly thinks
ho has boon and done It.