The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, December 29, 1858, Image 1

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In and for the county of Huntingdon, commencing on the
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n d Monday, and.l.oth day of January, A. D. 1859:
William Appleby, farmer, Dublin.
Richard Ashman, merchant, Clay.
John Cobol, farmer, Dublin. -
Frederick Crissman, farmer, Franklin.
William Dunn, farmer, Clay.
Green Dorsey, engineer, 'Huntingdon.
Samuel Eyer, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Benjamin-Foust, merchant, Shirley.
Samuel Grazier, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Jackson Harman. cabinet-maker, Jackson.
William Hunt, laborer, Jackson.
-John H. Lightner, merchant, Shirley.
Stewart McDonald, 'farmer Jackson.
James Myton, Jr., farmer,
John Nuttier, farmer, Henderson.
John S. Park, farmer, Cuss.
Jacob Porter, constable, West.
farmer; Springfield.
William Smith, farmer, Union.
'Henry T. Stains, marble cutter,Clay.
Elisha Shoemaker, farmer, Henerson.
Samuel Wilson, laborer, Warriorsmark.
David Webb, farmer, Springfield.
Voter Matadi, farmer, Cromwell.
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Thomas Ashton, farmer, Springfield.
William Bice, carpenter, Franklin.
Henry Boyer, farmer, Hopewell.
Alexander C. Blair, farmer, Tell.
Thomas Bell, carpenter, Barre°.
Samuel Bolinger, farmer, Cromwell.
James Barr, farmer, Jackson.
Samuel Coen, constable,Barre°.
Jesse Curfruan, farmer,
David Goodman, millwright, Henderson.
John Griffith, farmer, Tod.
Jelin S. Gehrett, farmer, Cass,
Joshua Greenland, inn-keeper, Cassville.
Jacob Goodman, mechanic, Brady.
Nathan Horton, farmer,. Tod.
Benjamin Hopkins, forgeman. Porter.
Thomas H. Haling, farmer, Shirley.
Robert Henderson, farmer, Franklin.
John S. Isett, iron master, Franklin.
A. A. Jacobs, boat builder, Huntingdon.
John Kincb, blacksmith, Franklin.
Robert King, tailor, Huntingdon.
Isaac Lininger, cabinet-maker, Huntingdon
James R. Lane, farmer, Cromwell.
Clarke A. Myton, farmer, West.
John W. =Vattern, merchant, Franklin.
Thomas Morrison, miller, Brady-
George Miller, farmer, Henderson.
Daniel Neff, farmer, Porter.
Alexander M. Oaks, farmer. Barree.
Samuel Peightal, farmer. Walker.
Samuel Porter, farmer, Jackson.
John Porter, Jr., clerk, Alexandria.
James Quarry, farmer, Cass.
John Ross, laborer, Brady.
David Reeder, farmer, Tell.
William Randolph, farmer, Jackson.
Simon P. Starr, farmer, Cromwell.
Mathias Shoop, farmer Tell.
John 11. Stonebraker, potter ? Franklin.
Joseph Stever. farmer, Cass.
Amos Smith, farmer, Cass.
John Spanogle, farmer, Warriorsmark.
John Stewart, (Manor.) farmer, Barrue.
Joseph M. Stevens, clerk, West.
Hiram Williamson, farmer, West.
Adolphus White, farmer, Oneida.
William A. Whittaker, farmer, Porter.
TrtKVERSF. JURORS—sr.coit) tvsr.s.
Jacob Anspach, farmer, Jackson.
William Cunningham J. P., Clay.
John Clabangh, farmer, Walker.
Daniel Flenner, farmer, Walker.
Thomas Fisher, merchant, Huntingdon.
David Friedley, butcher, Walker.
John Gehrett, farmer, Brady.
Christian Harnish, farmer, Porter.
George Hartley, scrivener, Huntingdon.
John Hamilton; lumberman, Carhin.
James Iluding, farmer, Shirley.
Francis Holler, blacksmith, Brady.
Aaron Kelley, farmer, Henderson.
Daniel hyper, farmer, Henderson.
George Long, blacksmith, Walker.
. Nathaniel Lytle, saddler, Morris.
John M. Leech, mill Wright. Jackson.
Edmund Morrison, farmer Shirley.
J. A. Moore, merchant. Carbon.
J. McKinnon. M. D. Shirleysbarg.
Thomas Miller, farmer, Cromwell.
William Moore, farmer, West.
Robert Myers, carpenter, Shirleysburg.
John Neff, farmer, West.
- Benjamin Neff, farmer, Porter.
Alexander Orr, farmer, Dublin.
Amos Pheasant, farmer, Union.
Carens Patterson, blacksmith, Alexandria
Samuel Russell, laborer, Warriorsmark,
. William Rye, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Samuel G. Simpson, inn-keeper, Brady.
Jacob Shoop, farmer, Tell.
James T. Scott, farmer, West.
Daniel Shultz, farmer, Morris.
Walter C. Vantries, clerk, Warriorsmark.
Levi Westbrook, shoemaker, Huntingdon
Dec. 22, 185 S.
__L 1839. FIRST WEEK.
Dr. Peter Shoenberger vs. A. P. Wilson.
Job n Savage vs. Smith & Davis.
'Same . vs, John Borkstresser, et. al.
Thomas Clark's heirs vs. Bryson Clark.
Moses Greenland TS. Caleb Browu.
Jacob Cresswell vs. Robert Hare rowel.
Leonard Weaver vs. IL &B.T.M.R.R. & C.Co.
Cleaners heirs TS. JO/111 MCCIMICS, et al.
James Walls vs. Jona. Wall.
Glasgow & Bair . vs. Caleb Brown. •
Samuel Caldwell's admr. vs. Blair & Bobison,
S. B. Weaver vs. Jacob RusselL
John R'. Price admr. vs. John Snyder. ,
Peter Etneir vs. John Shope.
Boker Bro. & Co. et. aL vs. A. P. Wilson, et. at
Jas Chamberlain vs. W. Graham, gar. of R. F.
James Perry Indorser vs. Hugh McNeal.
Jacob Russell - vs. J. T. Shirley & Bro.
Margaret Hamilton vs. James Eutrekin.
D. B. Berney • vs. John Ely. -
Jonathan Detweiler vs. Jacob Otenkirk.
Valentino Crouse ~ e s. George W. Speer.
Samuel D. Myton's heirs vs. Isaac Walls, et. al,
Long fur Rupert vs. Robert Laird.
Same TS. Michael Sprankle,
D. It. Porter vs. Valentine Hoover.
Gemmill & Creswell- vs. D. S. Berkstresssr.
Same ' vs. McCoy &
David Foster vs. James Entrekin.
A. S. &E. Roberts • vs. Robert Speor's heirs.
Wm. W. Wiley vs. H.& B. T. M. IL R. &C. Co.
Huntin_ ou Gas Co. vs. S. S. Wharton.
'FEN'S Under-Shirts and Drawers, Lin
en Shirt Fronts, - Ready Made Shirts, White & Fancy,
C)sllars, &c., very cheap at ' B. P. GtVtNI'S.
BOOTS & STIOES.—,--Old, and young
can bo fitted at BENJ. JACOBS' store in • Market
.Square. linutingdon, Pa. (0ct23.)
UTCHERKNIVES and Carvers, in
great variety, for sale at the Hardware Store of
' 4 "" — . JAMES A. DROWN.
GROCERIES, &e., &e.—Call at the
cheap store of BENJ. JACOBS. All kinds of coun
_itry Produce taken in ex.cbange at the - highest market pri
ces. ; (act2B.)
CIUGAR, from 9 to 15 cents, at
_Lead, Caps, Powder and GATne
Bags, for Bale at the Hardware Store of • "
' FUSE, for sae low, 'at the hardware Store of
s the place for Late'sti styles of Ladies' Dress Goods
41d.. icINDR, ;warranted good, for salo at •
BROWN'S Hardware' Store,
April 28, 1858—tf. - 11tintingdon, Pa
~LASS Preserving Jars, different sizes,
for sale cheap, by - FISIXER & IkPAIIIRTRIE.
c°tLOT t iIING ! CLOTHING ! ! Keep
yenraelf Warm. Call at TEL GTITIFIAN &CO'S Cheap
hing Store,' in Long's new building; Market Square,
Llnntingdon, Pa. A good stock always on hand. (oc2S.)
$1 60
. 75
. 60
. AT PUBLIC SALE.—The undersigned, desirous of
removing to the West, will offer at Public Sale, on the
On Thursday, 23d day of December, next,
the property known as the "MOUNT UNION HOTEL,"
together with all the buildings and ground,
thereunto belonging. This property is believed to • n
be one of the best for a Hotel, in the county— ¢
possessing a fine front immediately at the Passen-
ger Station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Mount Union
Depot, and extending directly through to the Canal, thus
affording every facility for trade, from either Railroad or
The buildings are large, and embrace, in addition to the
Hotel, extensive Stables, arriage House, Ice House, Sheds,
Blacksmith Shop, Tenant House, and every desirable con
venience for a Valk, House.
The attention otllotel Keepers is requested to this prop
erty. Mount Union being the point on the Pennsylvania
Railroad and Canal, where the trade and travel of a large
district of country, embracing nearly one half of Hunting
don, all of Fulton and part of Franklin counties, concen
trates in seeking the Eastern Markets. A line of Stages
connects Chambersburg with this point.
Possession given on Ist of April, next, (1859.) Terms,
favorable. ' (Nov. 24,'58.1 A. LEWIS.
1., 'wish to secure a copy of that elegant engraving,
ler. VILLAGE Ilucgssurn,' and the ART ZOGREAL, with
the other premiums, be sure and subscribe V, before the
Ist of January. 1859. Specimen copies of the above, and
full particulars given, by applying to
Honorary Secretary.
See advertisenient elsewhere, headed—New Features, &c.
Nov. 9, 1858.
All others are mere imitations, and should be avoided,
if you wish to escape ridicule.
' GRAY, RED.'-Olt BUSTY -HAIR; Dyed instantly to' a
beautiful and Natural Brown or Black, without the least
injury to Hair or Skin.
ed to Wm. A. Datchelor,since 1539, and over 80,000 appli
cations have been made to the Ilair of his patrons of his
Fam ens Dye.
WM. A. BATCIIELOR'S HAIR DYE produces a color
not to be distinguished from nature, and is WARRANTED not
to injure in the least, however long it may be continued,
•and the ill effects of Bad Dyes remedied; the Hair invigo
rated for Life by this Splendid Dye. -
Made, sold, or applied (in 9 private rooms) at the Wig
Factory,-233Droatdway, New York.
Sold in all cities and. towns of the United States, by
Druggists and Fancy Goods Dealers.
tll l ,. The Genuine has the name and address upon a
steel plate engraving, on four sides of each Box, of
233 Broadway, New-York.
Sold by JOHN READ. Iftwrxxonwt, PA.
[November 17. 1858, ly.]
Persons wishing any article in the Grocery way s hould
call and examine our assortment.
Lluntingdon; October 5. 1888.
$771-10,000 11:EWA'RDI!
Will risk the above sum that he can Sell Goods, to every
body, at prices to suit the times. is stock has been re
newed for FALL AND WINTER, and he invites all to call
and examine for themselves.
Ills stock consists of every variety of
Such as Overcoats, Frock Coats, Dress Coats, Jackets,
Vests. Pants,t
'BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CAPS, of all sizes, for
old and - young.
GROCERIES, of the best; QUEENSWARE, &e., 4c.
The public generally are earnestly invited to call and
examine my new stock of Goods, and be convinced that I
can accommodate with Goods and Prices, all who are look
ing out for great bargains.
All kinds of Country Produce taken in exchange for
Huntingdon, October 4,1855.
BENJ. JACOBS has now upon his shelves a large and
full assortment of
comprising a very extensive assortment of
BOOTS & SHOES, &c., &0., &c.
His stock of CLOTHING for men and boys is complete—
every article of wear will be found to be good and cheap.
Full suits sold at greatly reduced prices—panic prices—
which will bo very low.
His entire stock of Goods will compare with any other
in town, and the public will do well to call and examine
before purchasing elsewhere.
As I am determined to sell my goods, bargains may be
expected, so all will do well to call.
Country Produce taken in Exchange for Goods.
BENJ. JACOBS, Cheap corner.
lon, October 4,1858.
/ went of beautiful dress goods is DOW open, and ready
for inspection. Every article of dress you may desire, can
be found at my store. D. P.
y—Notice is hereby given, that the partnership be
tween Steward & William C. Foster, was dissolved on the
2nd day of October, 1358, by mutual consent. All debts
due said firm, are to be received by John D. Frazier; and
all demands on said film, to be presented to him for pay
ment. John B. Frazier is also authorized to settle all
debts due to, and by the company, as far as be receives
money to pay. ' STEWARD FOSTER,
October 13, MS. WILLIAM C. FOSTER,
SIIIP.—The partnership lmiretofore existing under
the fit tn of G. ERIEGF4I & CO., miners and dealers in
Broad lop Coal, was dissolved by mutual consent on the
oth day of October, 1858, ' The lawiness will hereafter be
continued by W. J. Ammerman& D. Persing.
- Broad Top City, 08t.26,1858.* " •
QILK BONNETS, latest styles, in great
j variety, and very cheap, at the mammoth store of
• D. P. GWIN.
Victoilnes anti Head are sold et prices, which
defy competition, by & 11011311,k1t1E.
can at the story of 'BENJ. JACOB§.
Call at`-S. S. Ecnvrs GROCERY for everything
fresh and good, ,
Retailers will be supplied with an excellent quality
of IO:MD CANDLES, upon application at the Hunting
don Bottling Establishment, Allegheny street, one door
east of the Jackson House. Orders from a distance Prompt
ly, attended to. ' W. F. SHAW.
liuntingdon; 0ct..6, '5B-Bm. . •
RY GOODS J.—HA fine assortment on
hand for the accommodation of customers, at BF,Ni-
A. OBS' "Cheap Corner," Market Square. (oct23 )
For sale at
00AL BUCKETS and Shovels, •
for sale by -" JAMES A. BROWN
For We at
till To the Cheap Store of M. STROUS, and examine Ilia
New Goode and .Prices. [March 21.1858.
Daughters of music lift your voices high
Ye mountain pines wave your evergreen boughs!
Sing aloud with high shrill notes, ye rushing streams
Ye murmuring brooks, all join in cadence sweet;
Ye winds, that sigh amid the leafless boughs,
Where feathered songsters caroled forth their lays,
When Phoebus rolled his golden wheels
O'er eastern hills, or drove his panting steeds
Behind the western waves;
Tune ye your harps to melody.
Ohl Ocean, from thy rocky shores,
Where wave forever chases wave,
Roll forth thy deep-toned bass, and join
The choral band that now begins
To chant in solemn tones,
The requiem of the nycso Trait.
Farewell, old year, n sad farewell,
Thou soon wilt be no more.
Thy locks are hoary now with age,
Thou art marching through thy closing stage,
Thy palsied limbs now plainly tell,
Thy racewith time is almost o'er.
We'll - drop a tear for thee, old year,
When bending o'er thy tomb,
For with thee thou host borne away
`From many a home, the hope, the stay ;
Or caused the heart with grief to bend,
O'er flowers' nipped in bloom.
Ah 1 when we gather round the hearth,
To talk of days of yore,
One chair stands vacant in its place;
We miss one dear familiar face,
That lies beneath the snow-clad earth,
Where friends were lain before.
We would not wish thee back, old year,
With all thou had'st to charm;
For tho' thy flowers were rich and rare,
Thy summer skies were oft-times fair,
Our brightest flowers hare faded here,
Struck down by death's dread arm.
Around thy tomb, lie heaps, old year,
Of blasted hopes and aims;
Confiding hearts have been deceived,
Parental breasts have been bereaved,
And oft, we shed the silent tear,
When hearing loved ones names.
Then fare-thee-well, olfl FIFTT-EIGEIT 1
Go greet old FIPTE-SEVEN,
We'll hail thy son on New YEAR'S DAT ;
Then take our place in life's great play,
And onward march in virtue's way,
To happiness and heaven.
SPRUCE CREEK, Dec. 23, 185 S.
It was a sultry afternoon, that I crossed
the Mississippi river, and negligently travel
ed on my way toward Greenfield. The cool
shades which covered the road, and the ma
jestic woodland scenery, wiled away the time
so pleasantly, that before I was aware of it,
the sun was down and darkness was gently
dropping its black veil.
I looked about me, and became alarmed at
the density of the forest. The sighing of
the wind, the rustling of a bush, the hooting
of an owl, startled me. In the thick shades
of almost every tree I imagined a wild beast
ready to spring upon me, and from behind
the trees' monstrous trunks, I expected some
hideous animal to dash furiously at me. I
carried my revolver ready for any emergency,
and loosened my heavy knife in its scabbard.
But little did I imagine that, having passed
the dangers of the woods, those of a more
fearful and awful character awaited me.
The darkness had become intense, and it
was with the greatest difficulty I could pur
sue my course. At length, however, a light
hove in view, and never in my life did I hail
gentle lustre with greater
- When I 'neared the spot, I found a dilapi
dated log house, two stories high, with a
rickety old porch in front. A. couple of
gaunt, ferocious hounds came rushing at me,
and warned the inmates of my approach. I
scrutinized the premises as closely as I could
in the darkness, and was anything but satis
fied with the result of my investigations.—
But when I looked about me, and saw the
heavy gloom which hung upon everything,
and the prospect of being devoured by wolves,
I concluded to first inquire the distance to
the next stopping place, and. if it was too far,
to remain where I,was.
The door opened, and a husky voice said,
" who's there ?"
" A stranger," I replied, and followed up
by asking "how far to the next stopping
place ?"
.1' could hear a row murmur of voices, and
then a reply came, "ten miles or more."
I dismounted, and fastened my horse to a
post, and as I ascended the old rickety stairs
of the porch, they wreaked a dismal dirge,
and the gaunt, lean hounds nipped savagely
at ray heels.
The room which I entered, presented such
a repulsive appearance, that I. started back
with mingled surprise and disgust. The
eyes of several rough, uncouth looking indi
viduals were turned upon me, and I felt in
their glance, something more of the fero
ciousness of the wild beast, than the gentle
gaze of human beings.
" Take a seat, stranger ?" said a burly,
thick-set man, as be handed me a chair,
which groaned piteously with its infirmities.
As I cast a glance upon the group before me,
I seemed to hesitate, which was instantly no
ticed, and the officiating man, who seemed to
be landlord, came towards me, and in a con
ciliatory tone, and a style as gentle as could
be expected, said :
" Sorry we can't accommodate you better,
stranger, but make yourself at home, we'll
do the best by you we kin.
A significant glance passed among the
men as the host concluded his hospitable in
vitation, which did not escape my notice.
At length, supper was served, consisting
D. P. (WIN'S
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DECEMBER 29, 1858,
of corn bread and bacon, and for this mea
gre fare, abundant apologies were offered.
After listening a short time to their dis
gusting conversation, I informed my host I
would like to retire.
" Will you leave your saddle bags ?" said
he, with a bland smile, as he extended his
monstrous hand to take them.
"No sir," I replied, while a heavy frown
gathered on my brow.
" I have a very safe place to keep them,"
he rejoined, while his blood-shot eyes stabbed
me to the heart.
" No doubt," said I, with a, meaning nod,
"but I would prefer taking them with me."
This conclusion was received rather cooly,
and as I prepared to leave the room, one of
the men espied the handle of my revolver
protruding from beneath my coat.
" Hello, stranger !" he exclaimed in a
quick tone, "let's see that 'ere pistol, will
you ?" So sudden had been the demand,
and in such seeming innocent curiosity, that
I put my hand back to give it to him. But
a second thought decided me, and I replied,
" that it was no great curiosity, and I would
show it to him in the morning."
By this time, the men had gathered around
me, and seeing things looked rather peculiar,
I backed myself through the door, followed
by the host. When the door was closed, I
could hear loud murmuring, and an oath or
two uttered in vehement tones.
The landlord hurried me up a feeble pair
of stairs, and a few yards from the landing
pushed open a door and bade me enter. I
glanced around the apartment, and showed
by my action, that I was dissatisfied with its
" It is_ the best I can do for you, stranger,"
said he, "and you needn't be afraid of them
fellows down stairs, they won't hurt any
" I shall not be alarmed," I replied, as he
closed the door and descended the steps. I
was somewhat annoyed at the appearance of
thin,v, and determined to place myself in
the best possible position of defence. I _ex
amined my quarters closely, and found the
door had no fastening whatever, nor was any
thing convenient with which it could be
Determined not to be baffled, I tore a strip
of board from the wall, and with my knife
cut out a, piece sufficiently long to make a
brace from the lower Clete of the door to the
floor. Then, with my pocket-knife I bored
holes in the casing at the upper end, and
drawing several nails from the wall, I drove
their, iu withihe dandle of: my large knife.
Having examined the walls, and apprehend=
ing no treachery from them, I secured the
window, and then turned my attention to the
floor. Beneath the bed I discovered a trap
door, and its discovery made my hair stand
on end. I found it opened downward, and
the possibility of securing it strongly seemed
Once I thought of removing the bed, and
then watching, as a trapper does a hole in
the ice for game. But that would not do,
for should I successfully repulse the first in
truder—for I had no longer,a, doubt of being
in a Robber's Roost—it would leave a .hole
open which would expose me to their fire.—.
At length a plan came to my relief. I
moved the bed from over the door, and taking
the clothes off, I threw the chaff bed upon
the floor, and directly over the suspected
trap. But, oh, horror I what a discovery I
made. The bed was saturated with blood,
and in many places, hard from the gore
which had dried in it.
Having thus fortified myself, I took a seat
on one end of the bed, with my saddle-bags
close by me, my knife in one hand, and my
revolver in the other, and my ammunition
convenient, in case I should need it. I blew
out my light, and in darkness awaited the
denouement of the plot. How long I had
waited, I could not tell, but in spite of my
perilous situation, my eyes grew heavy, and
I was almost overcome with sleep. But an
easy moving of the bed aroused all my per
ceptive faculties, and in an instant I was
wide awake. It moved several times, quite
easy, and then all became quiet. I listened
a few moments, but could hear nothing.—
Presently, there came a faint whisper from
an adjoining room ; my eyes followed the di
rection, and I saw a small stream of light
pouring through an opening in the partition.
I stole softly to the spot, and listened a mo
ment. I then put my eye to the opening,
and had a fair view of the operations inside.
So horrible was the sight I then beheld,
that its recollection will never be erased
from my memory. Hanging from the bed,
and with his bead nearly severed from his
body, was an old grey-headed man, while the
purple current of life was steadily streaming
from the gash. I reeled a moment with diz
ziness, and was about to withdraw from the
scene, when the door opened softly, and a
person entered. I looked again, and, three of
the men I had seen in the bar-room were
standing near the dead man.
" Why, Hans," said one, "I thought you
had fixed him by this time."
. " We'll have trouble with that customer,"
replied Hans, shaking his head, " he is up
to something, he put his bed over the trap."
" The devil I" they both exclaimed, and
looked at each other in surprise.
" We must manage him somehow," , said
Hans, "for he has money, I am certain of
" Hadn't 'we better attend to that 'ere gal,
first?" suggested one.
" Yes, the old 'man is fixed, now for the
gal ;" and picking up the light, they left the
What girl? thought I. Is it possible some
person as unfortunate as myself has been
compelled to stop here.
I listened eagerly, and presently a crash
came, followed by a shrill scream. I sprang
toward my door,.but recollected that I had
it well secured. I hesitated a moment, when'
another scream more teriffie than the first,
followed by the sharp report of a pistol. It
was but the work of a moment to unfasten
the door and dash out. As I sprang into the
passage, I met two men, who fired simulta
neous, but without effect. I levelled my re
volver and sent the contents of one barrel
through the head of one, who tumbled heav
ily down stairs, dragging his companion with
I rushed into the room, and found the
girl sheltered behind a bed, keeping Hans
at bay with a revolver. As I entered, Hans
sprang at me with a fiendish expression, and
hi spite of my efforts, seized me in his her
culean clutches. My pistol now was of no
use, so hurling it from me, I drew my knife,
and soon put an end to the struggle, I gath
ered up my pistol, and hurried the girl into
my own room, and soon had the door secure
barricaded. I then explained to her our
situation, and how I came to discover she
was to be a victim. But when I told her of
the old man, she faintly gasped "itis my
father," and the next moment lay sensely on
the floor. I now was in a trying position.—
I expected every moment the attack of the
robbers would be renewed, and in all proba
bility they would overpower us, and then our
dooms would be sealed. I involuntarily cast
my eyes toward the window, as if it would
affiard some point of escape. But then the
robbers would have a fair chance, could sur
round us, and murder us without a show of
defence. I had all this time counted upon
my fair companion as an assistant not reflect
ing that she was a woman, and I had assay
ed to protect her. When this thought cross
ed my mind, all my combative powers wore
aroused, and I felt strong and competent to
contend with a host.
I heard whispering, and footsteps gently
stealing up the stairs. A dim light shone
beneath the door, and revealed several large
holes and cracks. I kept my eyes intently
fixed in the direction, while my heart palpi
tated so loud, that its vibrations could be dis
tinctly heard.
A slight shuffling of the feet; and crash,
crash went several reports, while bullets
whizzed sharply about my head. The girl
gave a shrill scream, I groaned and crept
close to, the door, which was riddled with
bullets, and through the holes I could plainly
discern their actions.
I still bad five shots in my revolver, and
determined to use them to the best advan
"He's done fur now," said one, as he stood
eyeing the door.
But the gal," replied a little short, thick
man, "she fights like thunder."
"Ha 1 you coward, who would fear a
woman," returned . the first speaker with a
"Jim Bates, I'll make you smell powder
for that afore mornin.'," said the little man
" We must have this 'ere door open," and
suiting the action to the words an assault
was made upon it.
-I leveled my pistol and fired, when with
an oath, the man fell back upon the floor.--
I gave them two more shots, when they re
treated precipitately down stairs. I reloaded
my pistol and returned to my companion,
who was trying to staunch the blood which
was flowing from a wound in her neck.
"I fear, sir, my life is short; and I sin
corely thank you for your kind protection,"
she feebly murmured, and sank exhausted
upon the bed.
I was about to offer some assistance, when
I again heard steps on the stairs, and earn
est talking as of persons remonstrating.—
Thinking the attack at the door would be
renewed, I drew the bedstead against it, and
threw the light bedding over the head
board, -and thus formed - a kind of breast
" Say, Mister, don't shoot, I want to speak
a few words with you," said a voice at the
head of the stairs.
" shoot the first man - who comes near
that door," I replied savagely.
"Oh I no, don't, I'm your friend," he re
plied in a tone which carried treachery with
it, "come to the door, will you ?"
- "Yes, but don't you come."
"1 wont, are you there 2"
" Yes."
I felt a slight moving of the bed over the
trap, during which time the man outside kept
up an incessant jabber.
One end of the bed was raising softly, and
taking hold of it with my left hand, I gently
eased it up, until I could discover a head
above the opening.
"Are you at the door 2"
"Yes,' and simultaneously with my answer
went a leaden messenger through the head
in the trap, and bang came a bullet through
the door.
The sound of a heavy fall announced that
my shot had taken effect.
I searched for the revolver the girl bad
used, and. fortunately found it, and was
happy to , discover that but one load bad
been shot out of it, which I replaced, and
being thus reinforced I felt more confident of
But to overcome this gang seemed almost
hopeless, as their numbers might be very
large, and I so far from assistance. But
might not some providential circumstance
transpire to deliver me from the bands of
these desperadoes. I was determined to do
my best, and leave the result in the bands of
Him, who directs the affairs of men.
• A noise at the window drew my attention,
and I caught the glimpse of a man's head
slowly rising above the sill. Takinga delib
erate aim, I gave him the contents of one
barrel, and be descended much quicker than
he came up.
What - would be the next feature of the pro
gramme I could not imagine, but like a wild
beast athay, I watched every- move, and had"
my ears open to every sound. But I felt
that something decisive must be done, for
day would • soon make its appearance, and
they would have the advantage of me.
Again they were ascending the stairs, I
now determined to put an end to the con
test and if possible overcome them and
make them come to terms, or die in the at
I drew the bedstead around so as to pro
tect the girl from their fire, and then station
ed myself near the door, but beyond their
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Crash went an axe against the door, and
the splinters flew in every direction.. It was
but the work of a moment to break the door
in, and when it fell from its fastenings, 1 sal
lied forth with a revolver in each hand. One
man dropped before me, another reeled and
then fled precipitately down stairs. A few
shots were returned, one of which took effect
in my shoulder, and as I felt the Hood trickle
down my side, it only increased my despera
tion. I rushed after them, firing whenever
was sure my shot would bo effectual.—
Whoa I reached the bar-room I could see
but one man, and as he fled through the
door I gave him my last shot. He fell, and
begged me to spare him, as he was the only
remaining one of the party. • Thinking be
was so crippled that he could not escape, I
returned to the house, and taking a light,
searched it thoroughly, and could not find
another live man about it, I then ascended
the stairs, and found the girl had somewhat
recovered. We then set about dressing our
wounds, and was so absorbed in the matter,
that I did not notice a glaring light which
was breaking through the door.
"The house is on fire," exclaimed the girl,
springing to her feet.
Taking her by the hand, we rushed to the
stairway, hut at was one continuous sheet of'
fire. We then returned to the window, and
finding the ladder still there by which the
man had. ascended, I took her in my arms
and descended, thus effecting our escape from
another imminent danger.
The man had set the house on fire, and
either perished in the flames, or dragged'
himself to some place of concealment.
Finding two horses in a small stable close
by, we took possession of them, and returned
to a little town near the Mississipi river.—
The lovely girl and myself who met so
strangely, never parted, but remained one
and the same until death, nor have we ever
before he became joined in the "holy bonds
of hemlock"' with Bridget, was in the service
of Father Connloy. One day the priest ex ,
petted a call from a Protestant minister, and
he - wished some excuse to get rid of
So calling Patrick, he proceeded to give
some instructions.
"Patrick," said he, "if that minister comes
here to-day, I don't, wish to see him."
"Yis, yer riverence."
"Make some excuse and send him away"
"What shall I tell him ?"
"Tell him I am not at home."
"Would you have me tell a lie, yer river
"No, Patrick, but get rid of hira some way
—give him an evasive answer.
"An evasive answer is it? T: will do it?'
"You understand me, Patrick?"
"Av, coorse, yer riverence."
The, matter thus arranged,. Father Conn
loy retired to his library, and Patrick. went
went about his duties. About dusk in the.
afternoon the priest came out of his room•
and found Patrick in unusually
. good spirits.
"Well - Patrick, did the minister call , to
"Yis sir."
"And did you get rad! him ?
"I did sir.
"Did he ask if I was in ?"
"He did, sir."
"And what did you:say to him ?'
"I gave him au evasive answer."'
"An evasive answer, Patrick P'
"YiS, yer rirerence."
"And what did you say to him-?-"
"Ile axed was ye - in,- and I towled him
was his grandmother a monkey r'
Lean' AU Irby Cam
Somebody has given- the following excel
lent advice, which is worthy of being treas
ured up by everybody :
" Never omit any opportuniiy to learn all
you can. Sir Walter Scott said,- even in a
stage-coach he always- found somebody to
tell him something he'didi not know before.—
Conversation is generally more useful fbr . the
purpose of knowledge. it is therefore a mis
take, to be morose or silent, when you are
among persons whom you think ignorant;
for a little sociability on your part will draw
them out, and they will be able to teach you
something, no matter how ordinary their em
ployment. Indeed, some of the most saga
cious remarks are made by persons of this
description, respecting their particular pur--
"Hugh Miller, the famous Scotch geole ,
gist, owes not a little of his fame to observa- -
tions made when he was a journeyman stone'
mason, and worked in a quarry. Socrates•
well said that there is but one good, which'
is knowledge, and but one evil, which is ig
norance. Every grain of sand helps to make
the heap. A gold digger takes the smallest
nuggets and is not fool enough to throw them}
away because he hopes to find a huge lump'
some time. So, in acquiring knowledge, we
should never despise an opportunity however
unpromising. If there is a moment's leisure,•
spend it over a good book or instructive talk
ing with the first person you meet."
.MIND YOUR STOPS.—Do not "stop" at' the.
bar • room. Merry laughter may ring ()UV
from it as you pass by, and voices of friends
may call you to enter. Within, it may shine•
brightly with light thrown back from pol
ished mirrors, and gleams from crystal bot
tles and the voices of mirth and gayety may
be heard there ; but "stop" not ; there is dan
ger in its brightness. Those gleaming bot
tles contain that which leads to poverty, dis
honor and death. The merriment there is
the laughter of fools and may end in the hor
rible laughter of the maniac. "Avoid it,
pass by it, turn from it, and pass away! ,
Do not "stop" at the gambling house.--'
Those closed shutters conceal treacherous•
facinations you may find yourself too weak:-
to resist.
Tut DatINKARTP'S leave to socie
ty a ruined character,' a wretched example
and a memory that will soon rot.
I leave . to, my. parents the rest of *heirlives, as much sorrow as humanity, in a fee
ble and decrepit state can sustain:
I leave to my brothers and Sisters as Much
mortification and injury as I well could bring
on them.
I leave to my wife a broken heart, of
wretchedness and shame; to weep over my
premature death.
I give and begneath to• each of- my chil
dren, poverty, ignorance, a low character,
and a remembrance that their father was
a monster.
TRULY DESERVING.---The man, says Sir
Walter Scott, whom I call deserving the
name is one whose thoughts and exertions
are for others, not for himself, .whose high
purposes are adopted on: just principles,, and
never abandoned while heaven or earth af
ford means of-accomplishing them. He is
one who will neither seek an indirect advan
tage by a spacious road, nor take an, evil
path to gain a really good purpose.