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ITIlLISllUD EVERY FRIDAY MORNING
rill COLUHMAN HUII.DtNO NEAIl THE COUHT
HENRY L DIEFFENBACH,
editor ami rjiorniETon.
:3S-Two Dollars a Tear pajrablo la advance.
,11 descriptions executed Willi neatness and
uigpaicn ni rcasonaoio raicci.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
. rert block, Main si. west of Market. vlnU
irnn MKTZ. deal or In ulnvno ntnl HmrnrA
jl., Id iloor nuove American House. vl-nl3
'iro and Malu St., over Millor'a store. V3-D3J
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, &c.
p. LUTZ, Druggist nnil Apothecary. Main st.
, below the Post Ulllce. vl-ulj
uii." uiiw..iiunw auu Apuiuecarics,
grower's block Main st. vl-ulj
CLOCKS, WATCHES, &C.
Jewelry ftc, Main street near West Bt. vnulj
E.SAVAGE, dealer In Clocks, Watches and
.jeweiry, aiaiusi., just below mo American
neursouuicasi-coiuer .miinauu iron hls.VI-ll
i.kiuvaiiii n mtii iuiu v.ueiv .uaKcr, .war
k..t.Ktrrnt li-l,iw Mli, tl
BOOTS AND SHOES.
t. HltOWN. Hoot and HhnrmnUri. rVt.trn
, street, rear ol Itobblns & Eyer'a Htore. vluU
AViu jiuuu iuui oiiwiuuni.'r. hi..
Lflnw llurtiuun'HfituiL-. UELSL Ol Allirltt t. Vl. I t
t,iil MiiiiuiiiciuiiT 1111(1 UC1ULT 111
vt lllnomMliure;. vl.nj.l
jjumn iiiiu uiiuio uiwiunco, VlUi, 4MUIU Mini,
i! ii. n. iiuwi.K. Kiirtrpnn iiMitur Mniti tt
above tlio Court lloue, l-nlJ
. vft-ur.ti.il tflf l.mlt ,iilti Mull, it .......I..
It, 1ICELEU. Attornry-at-Law. Olllee. 1
Hour lu.LxchauvEuiJlock.nLar tho "Kxi'inmim
0. BARKLUY, Attoniey-at-Law. Onice, 2d
Hour in Lxchaufco block, near tho "ISxclinnuo
ll.JIcKELVY.M. D.,Htir(,'eou imd Phyblelau.
, uuiiumuu i'lmu M. UflUW -jllliritl'l. vm-M
T( HVAV t li L.',.,-.-,,., i in...ri.i....
koutli fclUo Main strict, below .Market. vMHJ
C. ItUTTTIt. M. T). Ktirrprin niul lliVKlHrin
, Maiket fctrect, ubuvo Main. vt-ulJ
II. ltOlllSON. Attoincv.at.Li.w. Olllnn llnrt.
, uum's building, MalnbU-cU. v-nlM
PETKRMAN, Millinery niul Fancy Good.
, ophite. Eplrcopal Cbuicli, Main nt, vlnli
imtldliii Mulu Rtiri't. vl.n t.t
i.vj At v. wi'.iai, rancy uoouh. lotions,
ltiilru nnilKlnttnnorv l'vi lini.,r.i Itlm.lr M.dn
Is2U Ht TlPIMIIPI.'tnW -lt1i..fir .in.1 VmiAii
ii. KijiiN t;. -Miinntrv ui.ti rancy uooii".
KM. JU-blA A. MA1H, UAKKIjKI, ladle'
.ifn niwl Wml htx- vl.tii.l
t ' -
IIU MIKSES 1IAUMAN Aliillneiy anil Fancy
bcoilM. Alain ht.. below Amcrlpjin HiniKn. vlnll
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
tuiiUMiiiA jiuti.ij, uy ii. HKiimcr, 3 tun s
above Court lloube, vlu
of Slaluftlrcct. vl-lJ
'imiYI T! At TAPH IV f,lt,fMHn(n. tl.ilrc.ru
and l)vi.tf.p J ill nnii w'lir.lfwnloniiM t-'l nil lr.
MERCHANTS AND QltOCEKS.
C. MARK, Hry Goods and Notions, south-
,csl corner Wain and Iron ats. vlnl'J
RHKESHOLTZ. dealer In 1-ry Goods, Gro.
cerleK. Hoots. Shoes, ttc. ctiiner Main nntl
A. IIIX'KLi;V. Hoot and Shoo store, lmolts
JACOBS, Conlectlonery, giocerles etc., .Main
. wiuh jiuii Vl-10
MKNDENII AT.r.. flnnprnl Klnelr f.r Mri.lm n.
.dlht) OMfl T.llMlt i f f.ir.ir.r tT Mnlli .Ir.i.l ulwl
mioiesale and retail, Kxchango lllock. vl-nrt
C. IKiAVn, Hats rudCaiis, Hoots and Bliocs,
. JIatu st., abovo Couit Jlouso. vl-mj
J. BItOWF.lt, Dry Goods. Groceries, etc., cor
. aer Main dt. and Court llouso allej-. vl-u
PPrlAU ,n . .......4
K. OIKTON, Qiocerles & riovlslons, Slain
.oireei ueiow Market. vi-im
K. EYKH. Orocerlen and General Jlerchan-
nso. iialu Bt above Wtst. vl-1!
'hELVY, NUAIj & CO., dealers In Dry Goods,
II. 5UI.I,l:u A t-O.V, dealer In Dry Goods,
uLlnilll t't nl.n....n IM..I- A,.,f..., 1.1.,.1't
WITMAN, Marble WoiUs, onoiloor below
. I'Oht oaice, Mulu Htrtct. xUull
HJiriMQIIslTin T TTAItlffl fC ninimrnndirni-B
trill (Iniilerii Ilk I .timliof nf nil trltutn llniilit
FOSTKn.Oliio Mnkcr. nndWhlto nndFniicv
M. ClUtlSTMAX. Bartdle. Tnmk a IlarnckR.
. maker, Bhlve's lllocK MatuKtreet. Unlit
W, noilBINS.ltquor dealer hocouil iloorfiom
'noriuwfcbt corner Malu ouU Iruubts.
J.T1I0HNT0N, Wall I'apcr, Window Sbadcs
. HH(1 nTturna lhmurl l.lnnl Mnltiut. vl.4.I
.W.roitKLL, Furniture Itonms, three fctory
' trtck, Malu BUcet, w t st or Murktt St. vlnij
HOHKNSTOCK.rhotograpUer, over llobblns
&. Lj tr'b Btore, Malu bt, Vl-U
h dealer In Meat, Tallow, ftc, Client
PUN A. FUNBTON iSc CO.. mutual and easU
'lies tiro liiKiimiice pumnunlis.llrcwt r'a llullu
ACflll HIPPlTVIlifir llrnntn Vn ft ,T Hr.
Ul-&li.l.nt 1,1. Mcl,l.mna nt Ullllnr Unli'u
'vie iiromntiv nned. jjtii irrten v ebieru urutii
AM KM flTMf v ri.,.t,.i 1,..- n.l niwilr.
wakcri rooms Malu fetreet btl. Irou, v3-u.il
Aiacuinerv maun mm nn ni . r u
1 II. ItTVriT TM .1 I 1 t ..
DlliiM.. . .... .
rt' itaACOC,1Vf Io,ftry Public, northeast corner
11 U 1 .lib ... ... .
11 u iii oeaieriu lurniture, iiunus, eeuer
J. o2ii2lV;?1- f,?'0EMAKr". "lers In dry
fsti;r:?.roccrl.V" n".a enettl merchandise,
i nor, hi south end w town, vi-ms
VOLUME IV HO 38.
A V. W. COI.nJIAN, Merchant Tailors and
1. Gent's Turulsllttia onnits. Mnln Ht i.at
to Iho llrlek Hotel. vliH7
A J,'1 ,VJ!nKI.N? HfOTIirH.Cari.eulers and
Jl. lluitdcrs, Main sU, below l'lue. V1-U17
IIOWIIU A linttniNO. dealer In Dry Goods,
I J Groceries, l.timtier nntl .ptmmi Kfni.n...ii.n'
Jlalnst. " vl.iVH
BWJCK IJOTHI, and refreshment Haloon, by
Uolirai'llenry cor.of JIalu niidl,lnost.,vi-ni7
Lilalii st,, next door to Good's Hotel vl-nli
DAVID ilunitINq, I'lour and Grist Mill, nnd
Dealer In grain, Mill Htrcet. v'lu
UH.&p. KELCIlNr.it, Biackatnltiis, on Mill
. Street, near I'lno. vl-n!7
T. I'.1jpY'AnDS.riiyielaiiBnil Burgeon, Main
1' St., llrsl door abovo M'Hcury'g Hotel. vl-uiEl
TAMKS II. 1IA11MAN. Cabinet Maku: and Un
o dcrtakcr. Main Ht., below I'lno. vl-nl7
1 M. HAHMAN, Saddle and Harness maker.
J, Malusl., oiijislto Flaiiio Cliurcil. Sull
and Manufactuiers ofplows, Mill St. vl-iil
tAMi;r.I,SIIAI!l'Lras, Maker of Ihcllayhurst
O Uraln Cladle. Main t,
WILLIAM J1KL0NG Hhoeinalteran.t manufac
turer of Uilck, Jllll.St.,westof l'mo vlnll)
F. DALLMAN. MereliAiiLTnllnr. Hecnml hi.
. Itobblus' lSnlidlug, v2-nh
Dll.J. 1C. UOliniNH, Burgeon and riiyslclan
Second St below Main. V2-H18
ILI1EIIT A KLINH, dry goods, grocciles, and
general lueicuuuuiso, .lain Hireet VZ'tll
H. KI8Tl,i;U, "Cattawlssa House," North
, Corner Main and Second Stieets. Wills
KI',ILi:rt, lilllard Saloon, Oysters, and Ico
J. Clcam In sea&on MaluSt. v2ul'J
M. WtOUST. dealer In General Merchandise
Dry Goods, Groceries ic, V2-U18
DIISQllLHANNA or Brick Hotel, 8. Kosten-
13 bailder 1'rnitrletnr.Ritlilh.pnkl iimrr Mnlti nn.l
Second street. V2ul2
T) 1HMA1FT1 .Innlorti. UI..Aun.i JA
I, Main Bticet.' ' v2nl
iTM. Ji, AimOTT, Attorney at law, Main Rt.
HP. OMAN & Co., Wheelwrights, first door
. abovo School House. vlnlti
JOHN A. OMAN, Manufacturer and dealer In
Hoots ami Shoes, vlultf
T J. LUISEll, M. D., Surgeon nnd l'liyslclan.
Olllce at Keller's Hotel. v2n'.7
:TEIl HNT, dealer In Dry Goods Groceries,
Hour. l eed.Salt. I lsh.Iron. Nails. tie. .Main
S. I'.NT, dealer In Stove3 and Tin ware In
all Its branches. vlnll)
I". ItEKlllAllD.A IlIlO.,dealer 111 Dry Goods,
Uroceiles, and general Mereliaudlse. v2nll
LISI'Y SI HAM I'LOUIUNG MILLS, C.S.Fowlcr,
Vl l'roiirlelor. vi'nlll
rosllo tho Steam Mill. v'.'ul
fl AW EDGAH,Sui.quchauna l'lanlngMill and
HE ESl'Y HOTEL.
ESPY, COLUMBIA COUNTY. PA.
Tho underslened would Inform the travelling
nubile that ho tias taken the above named estab
lishment and thoroughly relllted the samo for
tlio perfect'ronvenlcuro of his guests. His larder
will bo stocked with tho best th liuirkpt. nllnnlu.
The choicest liquors, wines aud cleats always to
Alir.Et.lSO-tr Espy, Pa.
IUUUU IU Jl.S UUI,
OIlANOr.VlLI.E, C0LUMI11A COUTy, PA.
IlOIIlt M'HENBY, Proptielor.
This well known House, having been put In
thoioueh rt j air, is now opiu to tlio tiailllug
liuhlle. 'iho bar Is t-tt.clud lth tho choicest
liiiuoisaudciiiais.amllhe table will be, at all
tluics.sutipned with tho delicacies of the season.
No pains will burpnrul to Insure tlio comfoitof
Oiaugc Ule, dec. lO.'W-tf.
VILLIAM HUlLElt, I'rojirletor,
Thts House having been put In thorough repair
is now open li.r tho liceptlon of guests. No
pains will bo spared to ensure the perfect eom
lott of liio travelers. Ti,o Projirletor solieits a
shaio or publfu patronage, 'i'ho bar will 10
blocked at all times with lino Honors nnd cigars.
W. F. PIATT, rroiirictor,
llliNTON, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FA,
Tills well known llouso havlnir been nut In
thorough lepalr H now oen lor tho reeenllon of
visitors. .No j alns liavubecn snared to eu Hiiro
the Kerfi'L't cum fort or uiKhtn. IIih Diomlctor
nlbo nuih a Stnge fioni the ilotel to Jlloom&burt;
and lutermcdhite iolnts on Tuebday, Tliurhilay
and Batuiday of cuehvtcek. liuayG'TtMf
Stoves and Tinware,
EW STOVE AND TIN SHOP.
Main Street ono door abovo E. Meudenhall's
A largo assorimcut oi kiovcs. Heaters ami
Haugeconstuntly on hand, and for salo at the
Tinning in all Its branches carefully attended to,
qnd satisfaction guaranteed.
Tin work of all kinds wholesale aud retail. A
fal U requested.
gTOVES AND TINWARE.
A. M. nUPKUT
announces to his friends and customers that he
continues the abovo business at his old place on
MA'IN STIIEET, ULOOMSUUIIU.
Customers can he accomodated with
of all kinds, Stovepipes, Tinware aud every va
riety of artlclo found In a Stove and Tluwaro Es
tablishment lu tho cltles.aud vi the most reason
able tei ins. ltei alrlugduuo at the shortest notice.
25 DOZEN MILK-PANS
on hand for sale.
TJOOTS AND SHOES.
CLAKK M. DIIOWN,
ctjiTr.i: HiicbT, AwoiNiNa the tTor.i: ok
llOUUlKlTA L til.
A lull and complete assortment of ready made
boots and shuts lor lucn. vouieu and children
lust r(cclcil and for sale at reasouablo tales.
Vurlillisto sulinll classes of customers. 'Iho
best of woik done at short notice, as heretofoie,
Give htm a cull. aprti 'D-tf,
ENTIB T II Y .
II. C. HOWini, DENTIST,
Respectfully offers his professional services to
mo lames aim guuiicuieu oi itioomsuuig auu vi
ciullv. lto Is nrenaied toalteud toulltlic varl
ousupeiatlonslu tho Hue of his profession, and
Is piovlded wllh the latest Improved I'uixki.ain
IktlTlt which win ou luserieu uu goiu luuiiug
silver nnd rubber base to look as well as the tial.
oral teetn. Tteiu exiracteu uv an me new and
inostuiiprovid methods, aud ull operations on
Him tpi.lfi cnrpfiillvnnil nrnnellv attended to.
llesldeuea aud olllce a few doom aKivo the
Court House, sanio suie.
T AH GAINS UARQAINS.
QUICK UAIF8 AMI KMALI. l'HOriTH,
llahi UloombutB l'u., lor ull kinds ot the bebt
i- uhki t i u i:.
Prkes untenable uud Iho Ust work done,
a7 North Tiniin Stbkkt,
It. D. CUM JUNGS, 1'norniETOB.
joudan & mioTiir.it,
Wholesale G rocers, and Dealci s in
SALTPETR13 AND DIUMSTONE.
C. 11. IJOItNE. W. 8. KINO. J. 11. 8KV11K11T.
JOUNE, KING & SEYBEBT,
Yt 11UJ.KHAI.U Dill GOODS.
No. 421 Market Street
Ordoia filled promptly at lowest prices.
January 8, ISOi.
JJ W. HANK'S
WllUL,liSAl.i; TUUACCU, BNUF K, AND
No. 110 North Third Street,
Ilctwecu Cherry and Ilace, west side.
JpilANK & STKETCH,
(Successors to I. H. Waller,)
Importcis and Dcaleis In
QUUENSWAltB. CHINA, AND GLASS,
No. 231 N. Third Street,
llctweeu Itace and Vino Sts.
cinlsTictt. "cu'l Partners.
I. II. WALTKit. Special Partner.
UARNES, BRO. & IIERRON,
HATS, CAPS, STRAW OOODH & FURS,
No. 03 Market Street,
JOHN STROUP & CO.,
Successors to Stroup & Brother,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FISH.
SI North Wharves and 15 North Third St
JICHARDSON L. WRIGHT, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
NO. 12 SOUTH SIXTH STREET,
THOMAS CAUS ON Jt 0.
DEALERS IN HOSIERY,
MEN'S FUIIN1SIIING GOODS,
LINENS ei NOTIONS
NO. 18 K0IITH FOrjllTH &TI1EET
"yAINWRIGUT & CO.,
N. E. Corner Second and Arch Streets,
TEAS, SYRUPS. COFFEE, SUGAR, MOLASSES
nice, si'Ices, ni CAim soda, .u'., so.
3-0rders will recdvcpiomrt attention,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ashland, Schuylkill County Pa.
!Y AT LAW,
oiiico court llouso Alley, below tlio coluh
iiian ortlce. llounlies, Hack-Pay and Pensions
collected. Ulooinsburg Pa. sep.2U'ti7
JOBERT P. CLARK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office Main Street below tho Court House.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Olllco Court-Houso Alley, below tho CoLUU'
iiian Ollliu, Bloumsburg l'u.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
UI OOMSlIUI'.a, I'A.
i- OrrirK Court House
Alley, In Iho Co-
T? J. THORNTON
All would announce to t ho citizens of Rloomi
burs and vicinity, that be hasjust received ufull
iuui coiuiueiu usboriiueni oi
WALL PAPER, WINDOW SIIADE8,
FIXTUHES, COHDH, TAF&KUJ,
ami oil oilier Kods In Ms line of buslneMt, All
i no uewebi anu inoht appiovt-u puiicrns oi inu
jnur.S.'Cy-tl Mat u Bt. below Market.
lav arn niwns k io ue lounu in ihh eKiHuiisnnieni,
QIIESTEH S. EUmrAN,
MAN UFA CT U II EH,
and dealer In
CAltPliT-IlACJH, VAL1SEB, FLY-NETS,
IiUFFALO j;OUIJ3, lIOIlhK-lJtANKF.ia &V,
which ho feels conflilcnt he can bell at lower
rato than auy other perbou in the county, ,x
imiliia fitr imrisi'lvi m.
nuop inuu iioor ot-inw inu Luuri jiou&u, mum
Mreci, uioombburg, I'd,
TDOWDER KEGS AND LUMBER,
jl ...,., t
end dealers In all kinds of
give notice that they aro prepared to accomodat
heir custom with dispatch, and on the cheapen
MOST FAVORABLE RATES,
JOHN THOMAS, AND CASPER J. THOMAS
Box. 277. Uloomsburg, 1'a.
rpiJH CHEAPEST I'APER IN THE
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Editors and l'roprlelors, llarrlsbuig, I'a
jyj E R 0 II A N D 1 S E
nuiitr. jo jir.ivr.J3i ujy,ji
To iuy friends aud thepubllo generally, that al
aro constantly ou hand and lor tale
AT DAUTON'B OLD STAND
JAMES K, EYKH
,-lio, Solo Aetnt for;ELLlb' PliosrUATI OF
lime. Large lot constantly on hand, Ifebyw
BLOOMSBUHG, PA., FMDAY, SEPTEMBER
What though the. volco bo broken,
And tho measure Incomplete,
Though low tho words bo spoken,
To mo the music's sweet,
For 'Us my wife that's slnglntf
The song I used to know,
And memory fresh is bringing
Tho thoughts of long ago.
Though time seems slowly moving,
Yet many years havo fled
Since loved aud truly loving
My wife nnd I were wed,
Tlio marks of time's rude linger
Aio traced upon us now,
Yet pleasant thoughts still llugcr
Of tho days of long ago.
We've seen our days of sorrow;
And nights of deepest gloom.
Yet sunshine came to-morrow
And brlgliteuod up our homo ;
And now with ogo's duty
Wo seek our ond to know,
And leave both yonth nnd hennly
To the days of long ego.
Our children, somo havo left ua
And other homes have lound,
Of somo hath Death bereft us,
Wo'vo laid tlicm In the ground
And sometimes wo feel lonely
As we Journey hero below,
For there aro us two only,
As It was long ago.
Though old, wo still aro trying
To reach tho blissful goal,
The land where nono nro dylug,
And our clrclo will be whole.
Enrlchod with this great treasure,
Wo our Redeemer know,
This gives us greater pleasure,
Than the thoughtB of long ago.
If fallh camo not to hold our hand,
How weary wo should be,
Wandering along tho lonesome slrnud
That bounds the. narrow sea,
Whlloone by ouo our best-beloved
Pass o'er, dear Lord, to theol
She walks with us, and holds our hand
Her eyes aro angels' eyes ;
She walks with us across the sand,
Sweet faith from out tlio skies
Wearing a rose upon her breast,
That smells of paradise.
Tho 'Celebrated Texan Spy.
About two years after tho Texan
revolution, a difficulty occurred between
tho new government and a portion of
tlio people, which threatened tho most
serious consequences even tho blood'
shed and horrors of a civil war. Btiof-
ly, tho causo was this: Tho constitu
tion had fixed tho city of Austin as tlio
permanent capital, where tho public ar
chives wcro to bo kept, with a rescrva
tion, however, of a power in tlio Presi
dent to order their temporary removal
n caso of danger from tho inroad of a
foroigu enemy, or a forco or a sudden
Conceiving that tho exception emer
gency had arrived, as tho Camiitiches
frequently committed outrages within
sight of tho capitol itself.JIouston, who
then resided at Washington, on tho
Brazo.-J, dispatched nn order command-
ng his subordinato functionaties to
send tlio State Records to tho latter
ilaco which ho declared to be, pro (em-
pore, tlio seat of government.
It is iraposksiblo to detcribo tho stor
my excitement which tlio promulgation
of ths Jiat laised in Austin. Tlio keep
ers of hotels, boarding houses, groceries
and faro batiks, wcro thunderstruck,
maddened to frenzy; for tho mcasuro
would bo a death-blow to tholr prosper
ity In business, and accordingly they
determined at onco to take tho necessa
rysteps to avert tho danger, by oppos
ing tho execution of Houston's man
date. They called n meeting of tho cit
izens and farmers of tlio circumjacent
country, who wcro all more or less in
terested in tlio question; and after ma
ny flry speeches against tlio asserted
tyranny of tho administration, it was
unanimously resolved to prevent tho
emoval of tho archives by open and
armed resistance. To that end they or
ganized n company of four hundred
armed men, ono party of whom, roliov-
ng tho other at regular pcriodi of duty
should keep constant guard around tho
Statu llouso until tlio period passed by.
Tlio commander of this forco was ono
Col. Morton, who had achieved consid
erable renown in tho war for independ
ence, and had Mill moro recently dis
played his bravery in two des
pcrato duels, in both of which
ho cut his antagonists nearly to
pieces with tho bowio knife. Indeed,
from tlio notoriety of his character for
rovengo or courage, It was thought that
President Houston would rcuounco his
purposo touching tlio archives as soon
as ho should learn who was tho leader
of tho opposition.
Morton, ou his part, whoso vanity
fully equalled hisporsonal prowess, en
couraged and Justified tho prevailing
opinion by his boastful threats. Ho
sworo that If tho President did succeed
in removing tho records by tho march
of an overpowering forco, ho would
then himself hunt him down llko a ti
ger nnd shoot him with littio ceromony
or stab him In his bed, or waylay him
in his walks for recreation. Ho ovon
wroto to tlio hero of San Jacinto to that
effect. Tho latter replied Iiv a noto of
"If tho peoplo of Austin do not send
tho archives, I shall certainly couioand
tako them, and If Col. Morton can kill
ino ho is welcome to my car cap."
On tho reception of this answer tho
guard was doubled around tho Stato
House. Chosen sentlnels-wcro stationed
along tho road leadlug to tho capitol,
tho military paraded tho streets from
mornlug till night, and select caucuses
held permanent sessions, in tho city
hall. In short, everything betokened
n coming tempest,
Ono day, whllo matters wcro in this
precarioua condition, tlio caucus at tho
city hall was surprised by tho sudden
appearanco of a stranger, whoso modo
of entering was as extraordinary as his
looks nnd dress, no did not knock at
tho closed door ho did not facet admls
slou at all; but climbing unseen a small
bushy-topped llvo oak, which grow bo
sido thowall, leaped without sound or
warning through a lofty window. IIo
was clothed altogether in buckskln.car-
ricd a long and very heavy riflo In his
hand, woro at tho bottom of his left
Bitspcnder n largo bowlo-knlfo, ond had
in his bolt a couple of pistols half tho
length of his gun. IIo was tall, straight
ns an nrrow, active as n panther In his
motion, with darkened complexion and
luxuriant Jetty hair, with a sovcrclron
llko countenance, that seemed never to
havo known n smile, nnd eyes of In
tense vivid black, wild and roiling.nnd
piercing as tiio point of n dagger. His
strango ndvent inspired a thrill of In
voluntary fear, and many present un
consciously grasped tho handles of their
"Who nro you that thus presumes to
Intrude among gontlomon, without in
vitation?" demanded Col. Morton, fo
roclously essaying to cow down tho
stranger with ids eyo.
Tho Jailor returned his staro with
compound interest, and laid his long
bony finger on his Hp as a sign but of
what, tho spectators could not imagine.
"Who aro you ? Speak 1 or I will cut
an answer out of your heart 1" shouted
Morton, almost distracted with rago by
tho cool, sneering gazo of tli'o other,
who now removed Ills finger from his
lip and laid it on tho hilt of his mon
Tho fiery colonel then drew his dug
gor, and was in tho act of advancing
upon tlio stranger, when several caught
him and held him back, remonstrating.
"Lot him alone, Morion, for God's
sake. Do you not perceivo that is cra
zy?" At that moment, Judgo Webb, n man
of shrewd intellect and courteous man
ners, stepped' forward and addressed
tho intruder in a most respectful man
ner "My good friend, Iprcsumo you havo
made a mlstako in tho house. This is n
privato meeting wliero nono but mem
bers aro admitcd."
The stranger did not appear to com
prehend tho words, but ho could not
fall to understand tho mild and depio
catory manner. Ills rigid features ro
laxcd, and moving to a table in tliocon
tro of tho hall, whoro there wcro mato
rials and implements of writing, ho
seized a pen and traced n lino: "I am
deaf." IIo then held it up before tho
spectators, as a sort of natural apology
for his own want of politeness.
Judge Webb took tho paper and wroto
a question: "Dear sir, will you bo so
obliging ns to inform us what is your
business with tho present meeting?"
Tho other responded by delivering a
lettor inscribed on tlio back, "To tho
citizens of Austin." They broko tho
seal aud read it aloud. It was from
Houston, and showed tho usual torso
brevity of his stylo:
"JWlow Citizens, Though in error,
and deceived by tho arts of traitors. I
will givo you throo moro days to dechio
whether you will surrender tho public
archives. At tho end'of that timo you
will please let nio know your decision.
After tlio rending, tho deaf man wai
ted a fow seconds, as If for reply, and
then turned and was about to leavo tho
hall when Col. Morton interposed and
sternly beckoned him back to tho tablo
Tho stranger obcycd,and Morton wrote:
"You wero bravo enough to Insult mo
by your threatening look ten minutes
ago; nro you bravo enough now to givo
Tho stranger penned his reply : "I
am at your service."
Morton wroto again: "Who will bo
Tho stranger rejoined : "I am toogen
erous to seek an advantage, and too
bravo to fear auy ou tho part of others,
thcreforo I never need tho aid of a sec
ond?" Morton penned: "Namo your terms.'
Tlio stranger traced, without a mo
ment's htsilution : "Time, sunset this
evening; placo, tlio left bank of tho
Colorado, opposlto Austin ; weapons,
rltles; and distance, a hundred yards.
Do not full to bo in timo!"
IIo then took throo f.tcps across tho
door, and disappeared through tlio win
dow ns ho had entered.
"What I" exclaimed Judgo Webb, Is
it possible Colonel Morton, that you In
tend to fight that man? IIo is a muto,
if nota positive luanhic. Sucli a meet
ing I fear will t-adly tarnish tlio lustro
of your laurel.-'."
"You aro mistaken," replied Morton
with a smile; "that muto Is a hero,
whoso f.unobtands In tlio records of n
dozen battles, and half as many bloody
duels' Besides ho Is tho favorlto emis
sary and bo3om friend of Houston. If
I have tho good fortune to kill him, I
think It will tempt tho President to ro
tract his vow against venturing any
moro on tlio Hold of honor."
"You know tho man thon. Who is
ho? Who is ho?" nsked twenty voices
"Deaf Smith," answered Morton,
"Why. no, that cannot bo. Deaf
Smith was slain nt San Jacinto," ro
marked Judgo Webb.
"There, again your honor is mistak
en, "haid Morton. "Tlio story of Smith's
death was u mero fiction, got up by
Houston to s.ivo tho Itfo of his favorite
from sworn vengeance of certnin Tex-
aus,on whoso conduct ho had acted as a
spy. I fathomed tho artifice twelve
"If what you say bo truo, you nro n
madman yourselfl" oxclalmod Wobb
"Deaf Smith was nover known to miss
Ills mark. Ho has often brought down
ravens In tholr most rapid illght, and
killed Cunianchcs and Mexicans at a
dlstanco of two hundred and fifty
"Say no more," answered Col, Mor
ton, in tones of deep determination;
"tho thing Is already settled. I havo
already ogrced to meet him. Thcro can
bo no disgrace In falling beforo such a
shot, and if I succeed, rpy triumph will
confer tlio greater glory 1"
Such wii3 tho geuoral habit of thought
and feeling prevalent throughout lox
as at this period.
Tow nrds evening it vast crowd ossein
bled nt tho placo uppoiutcd to witness
tho hostile meeting, ond so great was
tho popular reckl&ssncss as to affairs
of Iho sort, that numerous and consid
erable sums wcro wagered on tho result
At length tho red orb of tho summer
sun touched tho curved rim of tha west
ern horizon, covering It all with crim
son and gold, and filling tho air witli n
Hood of burning glory; and then tha
two mortal antagonists, armed with
long, ponderous rifles, took their sta
tion, back to back, and nt tho prccon-
corted signal tho waving of a whllo
handkerchief walked steadily nnd
slowly off In opposlto directions, count
ing their step3 until each had measured
fifty. They both completed tho given
number nbout tho samo Instant, and
then thoy wheeled, each to aim nnd firo
when ho chose. As tho distance was
great, botli pained for somo seconds-
long enough for tho beholders to flash
their eyes from ono to tho other and
mark tho striking contrast betwixt
them. Tho faco of Col. Morton was
calm and smiling, but tho smilo It boro
had a mosttnurderoiw ttu'titiing. On
the contrary tho countenanco of Doaf
Smith was stern and passionless ns ov
er. Asido viowof his features might
havo been mistaken for a prolllo dono
in cast iron. This ono, too, was dressed
in tlio richest cloth, and nnd tho other
In smoke-tinted leather. But that mado
no dlfferenco in Toxas then; for tho he
roic wero nil considered peers
tl-io class ot inferiors embraced nono
Presently two rifles exploded with
simultaneous roars. Col. Morton gavo
a prodigious bound upwards, and
dropped to tho earth a corpse Deaf
Smith stood erect, and immediately be
gan to reload his rifle, and then having
finished his task, ho hastened away into
tho adjacent forest.
Throo days afterwards, Gen. Houston
accompanied by Deaf Smith and ten
more men, appeared in Austin, and
without further opposition removed tho
Tho history of the hero of tho forego
ing anecdote was ono of tho most extra
ordinary over known in tho West. IIo
mado his advent in Tcxa3 nt an early
period, ond continued to resido thoro
uiitil his death, which happened somo
few years ago; although ho had many
warm porsonnl friends, no one could ov
er ascertain either tlio land of his birth
or a single gleam of his previous biog
raphy. When ho was questioned on
tho subject, ho laid his fingers on his
lips; and if pressed moro urgently Ills
browwrithed, aud his dark eyes seemed
to shoot sparks of livid firo. IIo could
writo with astonishing correctness and
facility, considering his situation; and
although denied tho exquisito pleasuro
and priceless advantages of thosonso of
hearing, nattiro had given him nmplo
compensation by an oyo quick and far
seeing as on eaglo's ond it smell Koon
and jiici'o.liblo us that of a raven. IIo
could discoycr objects moving miles
away in tiio far-off prairie, when others
could perceive nothing but earth and
sky; and tlio rangers used to declare
that ho could catch the sccntof a Mexi
can or Indian nt as great n distanco as
a buzzard could dislinguisii tho odor of
a dead carcass.
It was these qualities which fitted him
so well for a spy, in which capacity lie
rendered iuvalunblo service to Hous
ton's army during tho war of indepen
dence. IIo always went nlono, nnd gen
erally obtained tho information desired
His habits in privato life wero equally
singular. Ho could never bo persuaded
to live under tho roof of n houso, or
even to close a tent cloth. Wrapped in
his blanket ho loved to lio under tho
bluo canopy of puro ether, and count
tho stars, or gazo with a yearning look
nt tlio melancholy moon. When not
employed as a spy or a guide, ho subsis
ted by hunting, being often absent on
solitary excursions for weeks or even
months together In tlio wilderness. IIo
was a genuine son of nature, a grown
up child of tho woods and prairie, which
ho worshiped with a sort of Pagan ado
ration. Excluded by his infirmities
from cordial fellowship witli his kind,
ho mado tho inanlmato things of earth
Ills friends, and entered by tlio heart's
own adoption into brotherhood with
tho luminaries of heaven. Whorover
thcro was land or water, barren moun
tains or tangled brakes of wild waving
cane, thcro was Deaf Smith's liome,and
thero ho was happy; but in tho streets
of'grcat cities, in nil tho great thoroughfare-
if men, whorover thero was flat
tery or fawning, baso cunning orciavcn
fear, thcro was Deaf Smithnu alien and
Strango soul I ho hath departed on
tho long Journey, away among thoso
high bright btars which wero his night
lamps;' and ho has cither bolvcd or
ceased to ponder tho deep mystery of
tho magic word "life." IIo Is dead;
thercforolet his errors rest In oblivion,
and his virtues bo remombored with
LlTTLH AND NOTHINQ Ol' IT. Old
Tlohnny McQlll resided, during tho
war, in East Tennossee. Guerrillas,
representing both parties, kept it so
warm in that forsaken region that it
was dangerous to belong to cither side.
McGIU had, In trying to rido both
horses, gotten soveral boot Jacklngs
from first tho rebels and then tho Yan
kees. As all guerillas dressed alike, ho
mado several mlstnkesin trying to pacs
for either Union or Southern, ns ho
thought would suit tho crowd. At last
ho was overtaken by a party whoso pol
ities ho couldn't oven gucts at, and tho
following dialogue ensued :
"Sir, aro you a Union man?"
"No, sir," responded McGIU.
"Aro you a rebel then ?"
"No sir, I nm not a rebel either."
"Then what In tho dovll'ti name, nro
you V" roared tho captain.
"Well, sir," hesitated McGIU, "to
tell tho real truth, I'm nothing nnd
but d-d llttloof that 1"
General Spinner Is sick. Ho Is
tlio man that writes n name ou tlio
greenbacks that looks llko a string of
eels. It Is to bo hoped, If thero Is any
thing serious In his Illne-s, that hu has
written up a lot ahead.
DEM. - VOL. XXXIV -NO. .'51.
How a Ilriilo nnd Jlrltlcgronin
Appeared In IHO.
To begin wllh tho lady Her luckB
wcro strained upward over nn Immense
cushion that sat llko an Incubus on her
head, and plastered over with pomat
um and then sprinkled with a shower
of white powder. Tho height of this
tower was somewhat over n foot. Ono
single white- rosebud lay on lis top, llko
an eagle in n haystack. Over her neck
and bosom was folded a laco handker
chief, fastened in front with n bosom
pin rather larger than n copper cent.
containing her grandfather's inlnlaturo
set in virgin gold. Her airy form was
braced up In a satin dress, tho sleeves
as tight as tho natural skin of tho arm,
with a waist formed by a bodice, worn
outside, whonco tho skirts Unwed ofT,
und wero distended at tho top by an
amplo hoop. Shous of wlilto kid, with
peaked toes, and heels of two or throo
Inches elevation, enclosed her feet and
glittered with spangles, as her llttlo
peual members peeped curiously out.
Now for tho swnin. His hair was sleek
ed back and plentifully bofloworoil.
whllo his qucuo projected llko a liandlo
to a skillet. His coat was a sky-bluo
silk lined with yellow; his long vest of
satin, embroidered with gold laco; his
breeches or the samo materia', and tied
at tho knees with pink ribbons. Whito
silk stockings nnd pumps, with laces
and tics of tho samo hue, completed the
habiliments of Ids nether limbs. Lico
ruilles clustered around his wrist, nnd a
portentous frill, worked in correspond
ence, and bearing tho miniature of his
beloved, finished his truly genteol ap
pearanco. Mothers Speak Kindly'. Chil
dren catch words quicker than parrots,
and it is a much moro mischievous
habit. When mothers set tho example,
you will scarcely hear a pleasant word
among tho children in their plays with
each other. Yet tho discipline of such
a family is always weak and irregular.
Tho children expect Just so much scold
ing beroro they do anything thoy nro
bid, whllo in many a homo, whero tho
low, firm tono of tho mother or tho do
eided look of her steady eyo Is law,
they never think of disobedience, cith
er in or out of sight. O, mother, it is
worth a great deal to cultivate that
"excellent thing in woman" a low,
sweet voice, if you aro over so much
tried by tho mischievous or wilful
pranks of tho little ones, speak low. It
will bo a great help to you to even try
to bo patient aud cheerful, ir you can
not succeed. Auger makes you wretch
ed, and your children also. Impatient,
angry tones never did tho heart good,
but plenty ol evil. Read what Solom
on says of them, and remember ho
wroto with an inspired pen. You can
not havo tho excuso for them that they
lighten your burdens any; they uiako
them only ten times heavier. For your
own, ns well ns for your children's sake.
learn to speak low. They will remem
ber that tono when your head is under
tlio willows. So, too, will they remem
ber a harsh and angry tone. Which
legacy will you leavo to your children?
A few daysslneo a eolorcd lad outer
edadrug storoln Portland with what
ho described as an "awful fooling in de
stomach, Jest liko it wor full of fish
hooks and anglo worms," and demand
ed a "setter powder," as ho had been
ndvl-ed that would give relief. Accord
ingly tlieseidlitz powders wero dissolv
ed in scparato glasses, as usual, and
placed beforo him, with instructions to
pour one into tho other and drink whllo
effervescing. But tho liable youth did
nothing or tho sort. Instead of follow
ing tlio directions, ho hastily drank off
tho contents of ono glass and immedi
ately swallowed tlio other. Tiio effect
may bo Imagined, but not described.
The efrervcsccnco which should havo
taken place in tlio glass beforo it was
drank, took placo in tho bewildered
darkoy's stomach, sending streams of
tho frothy liquid from his mouth, nose,
oyes and ears. As soon as tho poor
fellow could recover breath, ho cried
out In frightened tones :
"My stomach has busted ; I can't
llvo a minute!" In a few moments
however, ho felt better, and turning to
depart, ho said : "Dot stuff may work
well nuf on do whito tra-sh, but Its
shuro death on a nigger."
A Beautiful Sentiment. In Au
guslln Daly's great play "Under tho
Gaslight" Laura Courtlund utters thc60
'Let tho woman you look upon bo
wise or vnln, beautiful or homely, ricli
or poor, slio has but ono thing sho can
givo or refuse her heart. Her beauty,
her wit, her accomplishments, sho may
sell to you but hor lovo is tho treasuro
without monoy and without prico. Sho
only asks in return that when you look
upon her, your eyes shall speak a muto
devotion; that when you address hor,
your volco shall be gentle, loving nnd
kind. That you shall not desplso her
because sho cannot understand, all at
onco, your vigorous thoughts and am
bitlous plans, for when mlsfortuno and
ovil havo dofeated your greatest pur
posesher lovo remains to console you.
You look upon tho trees for strength
and grandeur ; do not desplso tho dow
ers becauso their fragranco is all they
havo to give. Remember, lovo Is all
that a woman can givo but It Is the
only earthly thing which God permits
us to carry beyond tlio grave."
Walk On I A traveler bound to a
certain village, passing by Esoji's,
thus addressed him :
"Can you tell mo how long it will
taku mo to reach B ?"
"Walk on," was tho laconic reply,
Tho traveler, not comprehending this
answer, repeated his question. Again
tho reply was:
Disgusted with his manner, tho trav
eler did walk on, when suddenly AUop
"You will reach B In two
"And pray," retaliated tho wanderer,
"why did you not tell mo beforo?"
"How could I tell you beforo I had
seen your rato of walking?" returned
HATES OF ADYHKT1SIN0.
One Brjaarc, (ten lines orits equivalent In Non
parcll type) one or two lnertlon, 91.50; three
Two squares 8,.V1
Three squares..... 5,00
Font .squares....... 7 00
Quarter column.. 10,00
Half column 15,00
One column-. ..-.0,00
Executor's or Administrator's Notice, 13.0,
Auditor's or Aslgncc's Notice, t2.no.
Ikic.i1 not Ice's, twenty cents n line; liy lliojtni
Cards lulho"UusliicisDlrec(ory'' column, (7.00
per year for tho rlrst two lints, and 11.00 for each
Tlio Pony that turned the Water
An almost unparalleled clrcumstauco
was noticed at Mulrhall, near West Col
der. During tho great heat that pre
vailed In tho summer, an Iceland pony
tho property or Mr. John Wnddell,
contractor, was, for a timo, left to lta
own free will during tho temporary nb
senco of Its driver. Tlio pony, which
had been driven for n considerable dis
tance, and wasBoemlngly nclualed by a
craving for water, was observed by tho
proprietor of Mulrhall, and others who
chanced to ho In tho vicinity, to delib
erately walk a distance of ftiil fifty
yards, mid with his teeth turn tho cock
of n wator-plpo projecting- out or tho
road embankment, supply Itself with a
draught of tho rcrrcshlng beverage, re
adjust tho cock and return to tlio posi
tion in which it was left. This caso is
not only paralleled, but surpassed by
ono that occurred In Leeds In 1701. A
gentleman's horso was rogulaily turned
Into a field whero thero was n pump,
tho water of which never railed. The
horso observed how tho pump worked,
mid ut last took to pumping for himself
thus saving tho groom tho. trouble of
providing him witlt water. His modo
of procedure was to tako tho liandlo of
iho pump between his tectii nnd pump
away until tho trough was full. Mr.
Weir has given us n llfo-llko picture of
(his incident, which is, undoubtedly,
ono of the most curious in nil tho histo
ry of animal intelligence. Clever Ani
mate. A risli Story.
Wo met a boy on tho street recently,
and without tho ceremony of asking our
namo, ho exclaimed ;
"You Just orter been down to tho
river a while ago!"
"Why?" wo inquired.
"Because a nigger was In thero swim
ming, and a big cat-fish camo up behind
him and swallowed both of his feet and
went swimming along on top of tho wa
ter with him, nnd they camo up behind
another big fish, and tho nigger swal
lowed his tall, and tho nigger and two
fish went swimming about 1"
"Well, then, what?" wo asked.
"Why, after n while tho nigger swal
lowed his fish, and tho other fish swal
lowed tho nigger, and that's tho last I
saw or them."
"Sonny," said we, with feelings of
alarm for tho boy, "you aro in a fair way
to becomo tho editor of n paper;" and
wo left him.
A Mad Husband. Tho Detroit
Free Press relates a clover Incident
which occurred on tho return of an ex
cursion party from a city, not a thou
sand miles ftom that place. Soon after
tho boat left Toledo tho steward was
approached by an excited individual,
who asked him if ho was tho captain.
The steward replied in tho negative, nt
tho same timo giving his innk.
"Hnvo you tho power to put n man
out of tho cabin?" Inquired the strang
"Well, yes, ifho's disorderly I have,"
replied tlio steward.
" Well, sir, look in hero, and seo thcro
will you," Bald tho stranger, leading
l ho official around to the door. The
i-tewnrd looked In upon tho motley
roup, nnd replied that ho saw nothing
out or tho way.
"You don't, oil V Don't you see that
"Well, yes," replied tho blowanl,
but what of that? hasn't a follow n
right to embraco his wire?"
'That's Just what I wait you to run
him out for," replied tho stranger,
dancing around, "that's my wife, and
I've stood il so long that I've got mad!"
A Trick of the Printer. A ro-
cent accident In an English printing
olllco holds out a hopo for Chicago. A
scamp gained access to tho Clarendon
Printing Olllco when tho forms for a
now edition of tlio prayor-book of the
Church of Etiglnud woro nearly ready
for the press, nnd substituted k for v In
tho word "llvo" in thomarrlago wr-
vlco whero it reads that both promise to
love, honor, Ac, "so long as yo both
shall llvo," thus making tho last woul
"llko." Tho wholo edition was pub
lished beroro tho error was discovered;
and as tho book with such a regulation
or marrlago would bo of no service in
Englnnd, it is now proposed to sond tho
edition to Chicago, und distribute. It
thero at a normal price. It is thought
that nil tho prayers In tho book nro
needed there, whllo tho chango In thu
text of tho marrlago Bcrvlco will differ
but littio from tho custom of the place.
Adam Defined. Thoro must havo
been somo curious specimens of Scot
tlsh humor brought out at tho exam
ination or catechizing by ministers of
tho tlock beroro tho administration of
tho communion. Thus, with roferonco
to human naturo beroro tho fall, a ninu
wos osked :
"What kind of a man was Adam?"
I'ho minister Insisted on having n
moro special description or tho first
man, and pressed formoro explanation.
"Weel," said tho catechumen, "ho
was Just llko Joo Simpson, tho horso
"How so?" asked tho minister.
"Weel, naebody gotonytlilng by him
and many lost." '
During a revival in a country town
tho minister officiating approached u
young man with tlio question: "My
young friend, havo you prayed for tho
salvation of your soul?" "No, sir,"
answered tho youth, with u penitent
tono. "Do you not deslro to ofi'er
thanks for tho mercies you havo receiv
ed by divine favor?" "Yes; but 1
don't know how," hesitatingly answer
ed the youth. "But you can repeat tlio
publican's prayer, can't you?" asked
tho minister. "No, blr," was tho em
phatic responso; "I'm a Democrat, and
d i tho Republicans."
Since tho year 180;), ouo hundred and
five missionaries havo died In the for
eign field. Of tho number 62 wero
males, aud 63 wero females.