American volunteer. (Carlisle [Pa.]) 1814-1909, December 19, 1872, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

.;f ;
. B. Bratton
- Thumb,—Two dollars por-year If paid strictly
la ndvitico, iSvo- Ddilkn ! if
paid within throe montlis,'alflof'wtych'
.vbll, bo ho Instance. Nosub
. Bcrlpllph utiUl all amsaraffea are
■ paid, unless at the optionofthe Editor.; ,'j !
77 gcarbfl— r
J.'-HJ 6iUh*«;,> --I, , Obabaji, Jr.
Attorneys Sf Counsellors at Ipiv,
K6.1-* fcoatUHanovcr St., '• j
■ Hofr. J.iH.QnAHAM, late President Judge l of
the Ninth. Judicial District, has. resumed the
practice of the law, and associated* with hlov
his eon, J.H.Quaham, Jr. Will practice In the
Conrta of Cumberland, Perry end Juniata Coun
ties. , ■ •• - [Dec. 7,*7l—tf? i
V. ■ 1 ' >OABIiIBIiE..PA. f. i.’ .
A®*Ofllco oh South Hanover opposite
Beilis's dry goods store. , ' , ' 1 y
Du 0.1,1855.;; ,• ■ *
Attorney -at-Lmv,
NO. B,South Hanover Street, Carlisle, Pa.
A3**AU buslneea promptly attended to. Coi
r lections a specialty. . -
1700t721y - . ■
Omasp-No. 22 South Hnnovor SL, Carlisle, P».
April 25, 1873-ly. ... - ■ ;
.Practices In' Dauphin and Cumberland counties.
Office in Court-house Avenue, No. 3 Kramers
Building, m the rear of the Jewelry establish
ment, Carlisle, Pa,
April 25. 1872-ly.
thlo Physician and Medical Electrician
; Office South! Hanover street; Carlisle, Allio
uroalo'diseases eldllfaly treated. Patients at a
distance con consult by mall. j
:• June 6, IS72—ly. • ■ 1
r 'TXST. From the Baltimore 'College of Dental
aerv. Office at the residence of his mother
East Leather Street, three doors' below Bedford
Carlisle, Penna. ... . ‘' t
. Dec. 1 1885.",, . . 1
Er. j. s. bender, m. d.
removed his office to the South jftpat l cor
ner,of South Hanover and Pomfret' greets, di
rectly opposite the 2nd Presbyterian .Church.
• / Carlisle April is—72—tf.
ilTisccllancous. ,
’ THOR RENT.—The desirable dwelling
tj bouse, south of tho Market hbuse and ad
joining Inhpfl’a store, Is for rent. • Inquire of
12dec72-0t . C.INHOPF,
* Any person having a small property ol
from 16 to 80 acres for solo, with improvements,
can hear of a purchaser by calling at thls.efflce.
2deo2t - r- ; •- .
' ITjQB/RENT.— The building ; formerly
by Sara'l H. Cloudy as a tin shop
and' stove store; oh Liberty alley,' is for rent.,
- This bulldlog ls suitablefor a> number of • pur
='of FOr terms ln "
Irdpc ' ' No. 17 West Main street.
The Cumberland county !ag-
next regular meeting, for the election of officers
for, thooomlnZ'year,.on.Tupeday, Joqunry 7th,
im. in thVArmtrutlon-chamiwn- R
; Secretary.
“Ajx election)'for Directors of the Farmers’.
Bank will bo held at tho of Banking House
Carlisle, on Monday November 11th, proximo,
botvreeu the hours of 6 and J 2 o’clock, a.m.
OaCJO, }9 T A ,*4t J. C. Hoffkb, Cashier.
Ijjmoetlng of the Stoclrhdlders *6f Mt. Holly
Bulldibg and Loan. Assoolation willboheld at
Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., on Monday .January 6th,
1873, between the hours of 6 and 8, p. m.* lor tho
purpose of electing oUlcers for the ensuing year.
Secretary. .
x\ under the direction and control of the sub
scriber, all persons desiring to purchase lots In
it for bnrlat purposes, or wishing any Informa
tion: can bo accommodated by.oaUlng on her
at her residence, on East High street, nearly
opposite the Bents House, or by* calling at the
oufco of the lato Wm. M. Penrose, in Rheem s
Hall. iV. M. PENROSE.
ltuov73lyr* , ... . , oj
il RENT! ' '
"The Hotel lu the Borough df Carlisle, .known
as the' “American House," now’occupied ; by
John Mall, is offered, for rent from the Ist day
of April, 1873. ALSO.-(ho store-room, on North
.Hanover street, now occupied by AVm,
B'ridley, for rent from the • same date. Apply to
Bdec72tf Carlisle.
Oabmslb Deposit Bakk, \
1 ‘ November 6th, 1H72. •>
Tbo Board of Directors have declared a divi
dend of FIVE -PEE CENT, for the last six
mouths, clear of taxes, payable on demand.
By order of the Board,
k GENTS WANTED for Great Firea of History,
Aciiloago, Boston, Fontland. Now York, Lon
don, oto. Causes, systems of Extinguishing tilt,
lafes,, fire-proof buildings, bank'vaults Insnr*
ancb, <feo. Thrilling, humorous, pathetic, Only
complete, illustrated work. - Going like hot
cakes. Write Worthington, D.nptin dr Co„ Hart
ford,Ct» ' 28novlm*
TOOK IIENTpi... . .
'■ ■ ■ THE,; (1 ■';/ ! :
Empire Hook & Ladder Company
ofrer their HALL' for rent to parties holding
Balls, Evening ’Parties or Concerts, Apviy to the,
committee*. 11 ■ J. M. GREr-jjN,
A, G. COMFORT, ' <
: Mn6v72*Bra H . ; . ‘ UI ;
, liTh© undersigned*-Assignee ,pfi Robert, M.,
BmcK, of Carlisle, offers for sale the property
corner of Fit*,-street iaud, locust alley.; flCno
house. is a new two-story pr;qk,-.and isjin gobd
condition. The improvements aremo<Jern,apa
the .entire property is a very desirable one. <
, ALSO for 8pl<?. a; vacant LOT |OP ,
on Bedford street, 30! feet in front by, 210 fh
derith; more or less,,bounded by prppertle, bo;
A. * M.JJoylo,
Soft) 'l3, MTactp;: f( I. : v ; ;g: :
( ro Farmers.
Cannon Corn Shelters,
Hand CornSlibllers,sizes/"
National Fodder Cutters. Irom 810 to 810
MiDoxter Fodder and Bay Cutters.
•Burobii Fodder and Hay Cutters.
aiunßEK* coj '
Edward Ji Amey,
Street i '
SgyThe citizens of' Carlisle can- be
furnished wlth Beof, Pork. Veal "Mut
ton, Lamb,, Pudding,Sausage, &c.,daily
at his' residence, opposite. John Mc
Brlde& .Delivered to, all parts of th
town, '■ ' . eptl-72. i
Carriage Factory !
Has now turned ont between throoand fouf
hundred Buggies, Carriages and Spring Wagons
since Jts existence, and Is still .ready, to supply
the demdndl; {Those that got lh6lc;wagonB ana
got satisfaction know whore to go to have theft
baggies repaired or exchanged for new ones, aha
those who did not got what they thought they
ought to have had, come bock, and 1 will do
everything I can ior you, 1 make It my study
to Improve in every brauoh of the business, anij
would prefer to make work to order; Chen I can
make a ‘man Mmt he wants'. If ho wants a low
priced wagon loan give it to him, and If he Is
willing to pay for a hlgb-prlccd wagon I can
make It, but don't charge near what he would
have to pay at most any other place for the
same material used. I am ready to accommo
date alb: i£on*i forget ike place, corner SO Ill'll eft
PJTTJStrcets, Carlisle, A, li, SIISHJC, ‘
? T,ir. -,_u_ I. -j. ;•'■• - . ~ lAk iM “ ■ ' 1 Bates of AdTOirtteta
. -I- t.iC-l. . ...'. -■ •■ '• » . _ ».. ]■ ! I A jAi'''' A. A £ fcr A X A- No. tllnra l«q. 3gq. I Bf|.V«q. y t ° |K° P"jj.
i V,/ ■ I r A iwoak. liwiarowuOM^lTOOluooiaaij;
I I <A! . /_■ illi
I 1: '■ /f| I I l I I IB II I 111 | I I B B I W r I i :; 28 IS48?S8«||8
MIL., JJL 111 L L IJv J|jr 1|.:44.-11^JV & ♦ s^hmimiimWii
&W'W: ; » w , ■ T ? yo ;;, • asjgg BS ßgSSl SS|ff.S
' v - <
1 Noll'
n ßadical*. v: ;!
we’re Mating topw the vHrvEk
We’re floating clown the river— r , i
d'UO nptsblpx* stream of ' »
1U v6yagen»ofutl.4vi«**r- r ',-‘
They hall from ovory dime ;
i Iti.has Its lights and shadows, y
• * M TIs fraught'with hopesand /dare, H'
•Some cross it In a moment.
And some are broBBlug'.ypars*,-,', V • -»v
Wo’rb floating down the river;
At flrst'it'Aeems so wide * 11 f
That oar frail barks can never
Land on the other side;
The trip seems one of pleasure,
"'■? We’ve nothing now to fear,
*X>fP' tempest cftn beSetus
l'' skies are fair and clear.
! We’re floating down the river;
As : iUrtl}er on we go .
( The stream, appears more narrow, .
' : The waters faster flow;
We’re lookin g out for’dangera I • '
That lie on every side.
Our watohwerd It Is •’Onward,”
As down tho stream wo glide.
We’re floating down the river;
When we’ve been on It yeara.
And caafonr glances backward,
; ilt bn,t a step appears.'
The waters now are deeper,
The bottom lost from view,
■ Where once the boats wore many.
They are scattered now, and few.
We’ro floating down tho river, '
As others Have before. ‘
Oft*tlmea a boat leaves us ; ’ ■;;* V’ ;
And strikes out for the «
And then our Journey ■ •< ...
More alone And stwlla found,
fpno lesa Lo.choer ua, ■
Wo’re'floatlng down the river;
Sometime our. turn will come
. To launch.out from tho other*,
>: And sot pur sails for homo,
, A!nswte<i diaUcbmetfthat summons
From alioros beyond our view,
Pj.mny our boatfj,bo ready , ~
but, r reckon|you don’t know much about
them. What we call June bugs ar boas
thiove.4,' und ft ’mi u did you good to'
heerd old ’ Parson Smith ’ tell how bis
boas. Bishop, carved that, thievin' rascal,
Fete Becker, a few nigh ts since, up shove
the forks.;, tho old
varmint,Mind, iiforeraii’tlie-toikßi ho ask
ed the parson to go up and feed and fod
def at his'cabin. u ■■■'! ; . / " 11
‘Jest'aa sure as you go up,! sea one,
youflfhoY Bishop stolen from, you.’
•That's what the old varmint Is In Til
lin' on you fur,’ ees another.
■ t l |Abf'jv^|| r olji|dfpn,! answered the old
man, ‘lt’s among jest seoh elnnin,’ la'fv
breaking sons of evil I’m commanded to
go fur tba most nssd the .laws and the
testimony; so I must go. As fur Bishop,
I’ve taken an amazin’ eight of trouble to
train him up in the way he should gpi
ami T predicate these rdgues can’t git
him to depart frum it. I’ll gin ’em a
trial, however I —apd, sure enulT, offset
tbu old parson, with that CQijsarnod old
rascal. Sam walkin' alongside on him,
talkin’ as nice as the katekism. A elite
rain sot in afore tba reached the forks,
and both on ’em got a little web
’ls year son Pete to home now 7’ asked
the parson.
'No. 1 sea Sam, rite suddln; arter glttln
biaaslr and daddy a bad name by bia
tricks, the earplnt went off to Arkan
saw. I did my beet by him, anyhow.’
He sed the truth then, ’cause be’d lar
ned bim'ali be knowed about stealin,’
and that wer the beet he knew.
■ He- thur much desire fur the trooth
among you ?’ asked,'this minister.
‘Well,’ see old Sam, ’we’re jest starvin'
fur it, fur .we ain’t*beerd the truth spo
ken among us fur sum time.
The oid villain war rite thaT, for none
in the fork diggins ever spoke trooth
wiiiinly. Thn got to Sam’s cabin at last,
and a spread of bar skins; wore laid on
the clay floor fur the parson. After ty
.iiW (Bishop 1 id'h log shed adjlnln’ the ca
bin, and feedin’ him, the parson entered
tho cabio to git suthin for blssolf. Old
Sam wanted take a taste of whis
ky, to keep off the cold; and bavin’ In-
ft bein’ a fust rate preventative,
the’old parson tuck about a gill in. a small
gourd, and washed bis feet with It! Thar
ain’ no doubt that Sam, the old villlnj
bed put stupefyln’ mediolu’ in the lloker
— bed no effect on the parson’s
(heels, and-he war 1 so consarned about
Blspqp that, qithqr bed nor heels ’ud git
Asleep. Old Sam and bis wife laid down
iii ; another, oornor.and pretended to be
sleepla powerful Strong; but tha were
actin’ possum to no purpose, ’cause the
paraou seed ’om glt up on tharelbows
and take a 1 site at him,"to eee:ef be mov
■ed; ! JAsre.lqng,the parson heqi;d Bishop
winnow, and their besot to pawin'; and
in d Second nioralifl aquealeddlkeapan
<er-, ; wfaloh be follOred up by kickin’ like
Becb anutbor yellin’ of murder, scratch
in', kfoklh', and squealin'Jined now, tha
,you’d thot Satan wer payin’ old Decker
'aVisit." ' ’
Murder I— oobsarn. • the
'der!’—yelled, a' feliar In the shed.’
i.iY-ore-e-e — -e! Bang !' went Bishop
in answer; .
" ‘What in thoyearth's tho martef ?’ ih
quircd qlil Saip mounHa' to his feet.
‘Parson I Parson Smith !’
.Out. run old Decker, i and tbar be
found bis eon Pole, up In a corner of the
i shod, and Bishop stretqhlb’ hlsself the
.full leugtb'of bis baiter, and kickin’ at
fajpt like mad I The. old feliar tried to
aoax the boss, but Bishop tamed round
and flung his heels at him, as spiteful as
a chl amount. Zu bid Sam went, now to
the pamqn.' ' '’//, . ■
(. ‘Gome bntj' pareon,’ shouted Bam, ‘or
jlour cqnßarncd hqas ’ll kill my Pete.’ ,
I J] order I—murder / murder /’ ehouted
Pete.. ■ 1
‘Y-e-e-e el hang!’ went the boss
kickin’like thunder.
'Don’t you hear your devil of a hoes ?(
yelled , old Bam;'
‘Nq,’ sea the parson, ‘but I beer mji
Bishop, ail’d I reckon,the bugs must bq
j. ‘He's kickin’ like mad at my Fete,’
"’What, away in Arklnsaw?’ asked
Parson Smith.
‘Oil, blame Artclnsawl’ hollered Pete!»
daddy—'Jest cum and eavo tbe fellar, will
'!'■! V.'i'l
■ ’Can't travel so fur Jost now, Sam, you
old yillin,' sea the preacher. 1
. 1 ‘Parson,’ hollers Sam,‘‘save the young
fellar, and anything for you.’
, :'Ypu’ll never try, to steal- a Parson’s
boss,’ see the preuober, 'nor let Pete do
Hither?.’ • .
‘Never, on this yeaftb,’ says Sam. i
‘And you'll both cit down with md
and pray fur forgiveness ?’ -
• ‘Hartainly,’ ses Sam. The parash went
right out, and brought the young villln
In. He war a piotur I ‘l'll deolar,’said
the old minister lellln’ on It ‘ef the boy’s
bar didn’t look alive —ho was wnsaer.
skeort than a trapped fox.’
Down tha got, and arter a , lector’ and
the parson praying’ for om a spell, be put
his hand on Pete’s head, and asked him
how he felt.
" ‘Well,’says the varmint, 'i feel ow
dnolously mean /’
Tha both swore never to tech his horse
agin, and I speculate tha’ll keep tbnr
promis.’ ■
“ Hal, isn’t this cold 7” said an indi
vidual to a friend, as the crowd was
hurrying up tho great thoroughfare.
“ Cold is it 7” asked Hal; turning his
ijierry,'smiling face toward hls'shlver
ing friend. “Well I guess it is a bit
chilly; but I never think of it when I
ain going home.”
The other shrugged his shoulders;
an'd laughed a little, and with a good
night they parted.
I hurried up, and for a long time
kept close besides this happy, home
ward bound traveller, that I might get,
■a good, iong look at him.
And X had to hurry with a vengeance
for he, might have on’the fainous seven
league boots and not gone a bit faster.
There was a merry music in' the click
of his boot hells, and such a genial at
mosphere about him, that I was sorry
when ho distanced, me in two blocks,;
after my most strenuous efforts to keep
up; i ,■
, , When his, tali figure'disappeared,, I
loitered along of tiisf
voice tinging in my ears, and the recol
lection t 6f his words stirring up my
Uyellest imaginations.
Going home I What a; warm, cheer
ful going home It must be I
There wasawifq there, I knew, for
there was! ngt, a '“baohelorlah” thing,
about him. Then there was an inde
scribable something in his eye,'and ho
paused once to look at some spangled
fans and lace handkerchiefs lei a store
lam positive that he was thinking
how “she” would like.
Ah, happy, blessed, true-hsarted wife,
that sent,out, the busy, working world
such a cheerful laborer. ;
There must bo a cosy,, comfortable
home for him, with cosy fires, with' a'
tempting dinner, with easy chair, drese
,lbg gown and'slippers.
. There must be a perfect peace and har
mony In all things; best of all there must
bo warm, clinging arms, loving kisses, a
smiling face and tender words.
Thera must bo all these things, or this
going homo’ would not make him forget,
the frosty air, the .sharp rough blasts that
came sweeping around the corners,' that
cold winter’s night.
" Wbat a.plty It Is that there are not
more such warm resting places in the
world:. ;
I wonder if it would not make it a
happier, better place, and give us anar
iers and grumblers?
I really believe it would make a grand
revolution, if every man who hurries up
our great city streets at nightfall could
carry, as Hal did, in his heart, the
knowledge that at the other end there
was a'warm, peaceful home, and a lov-.
ing welcome awaiting him.
It is worth the trial any way, and if
the result is not a favorite one, thb fault
will ours.
Going home I After a long day’s work
among dusty . law-books and ledgers,
among interminable lengths of barrels
and boxes or endless piles of dry.goods—;
after tedious labor ail the long , hours,-
with ndtbing but dust and dullness, bus
iness and bustle, just think how much
depends upon the going homo I.
Tho Athens Post says this: .“One
thing we, have noticed from the time
we'entered'upon our apprenticeship;
forty-eight years ago the 10th day of
this month, that Providence generally
smiles benignantiy and prosperously
upon the mah who keeps himself square
upon tho printers’ books. You take
the 'subscription list of any country, pa
per whore the advance system is not re-
Iglousiy adhered to, call ; out tho names
of those who pay promptly, then visit
heir habitations, and in nine cases out
of ten you will find them in the enjoy
ment of all the ordinary comforts of life
—pleasant and contented households—
the husband kind and industrious; the
wife Trappy and affectionate, children
upright and well-behaved at home and
abroad, sleek cattle grazing in the green
pastures and good stock feeding lb .the
stalls, thrifty fruit/and shade trees
around, flowers blooming la the gar
dens and about the yard, and an'air hf
neatness, comfort and substance with
out and wlthlm ’ Now, take, the other
class of patrons—tßoae thbt 'never pay
at all; or haye lA,he' “ding-donged out
of It” “at they end of the third year;
what is still worse, the newspaper
sponge, who is not able to pay for. a ,pa
per, but ever ready to borrow from hla
neighbor—ton to one you will find a
majority of these always afflicted with
‘short crops,’ always ‘hard run,’ always
•out of kelter,’ axes, plows and hoes
eternally dull, horses that look like the
genius of famine, cattle nearly related
to Pharoah’s lean klne, and too poor to
low without leaning .up against thjs
rickety fence, gates off the hinges, doors
half hung, windows guiltless of glass,
not a fruiter shade tree In sight, rant
Jamestown weeds blooming around the
door sills, and Instead of luxuriant
meadows and perennial pasture?, sassa
fras and briar bushes growing' In' -;tho
fence-rows and broken places and hill-,
sides furrowed with gullies, and bunch.-
os of tail-edge waving mournfully In
■: »' J
the wind all oyer the farm; and worse
than all, a morose and unhappy hus
band, a dlsconted and 111-natured wife
and disobedient, intractable children.
The reader may think this is a fancy
sketch; but' it ain’t by a good deal.
‘There is more truth" than poetry in
"Soma Pumpkins." •
The following Is a fair representation
somewhat enlarged, of the “big talk”,
about the agricultural productions of
the Pacific coast which one beam in
those parts:
Two weeks agci 1 started on a visit to
the Yo Semite Valley. I arrived' at
the wharf a moment teo late to get on
board'; and, instead of waiting until
next day, I determined to go to Stock
ton on horseback, I accordingly cross
ed ther bay,at Oakland, or, as it is bet
ter known, “Little Pedlington,” pro
cured a horse and rode over to the
Livermore Valley, where I staid all
night with a rancher, who was known
in the valley as “ Clamps." They
called him that because he got rich by
holding on to his money with a degree
of fortitude not universal in the coun
try. As ' supper time approached,
Clamp asked if I would like some eggs,
and haw I preferred it—hard or soft,
boiled or fried. I . told him I would
like some eggs, and that it would suit
me best to have them soft boiled.
In a law minutes there came Clamps
and his wife, rolling an egg the size of
a dour barrel, which they boiled in a
short time in a large cauldron, and.tliqn’
set it up on one end by the madam’s
chair at the table. A hole was made!
in the top of the shell, and the egg was
dipped out with a long handled ladle.
1 was, astonished at the size of the egg,
and observed that his hens must be
enormously large. “By no means;’’
he replied. " You will not be eb much'
surprised when Hell you that one hen
did not lay this egg alone; It took sev
en or eight hens almost a week to lay
it. It was a joint-stock production of
the'chickens; but still it is better than
the Individual responsibility plan.”
At breakfast the next morning wo.
had more egg, and then I went on the'
road to Stockton. I reached San Joa
quin river at noon, and was ferried over
in a unique looking craft. While the
ferryman was tugging silently at his
oars, I inquired whether the ferry was
“ Doesn’t scarcely pay for.raising the
boat,” he replied.
“Eaising the boat I”’ I repeated.
“ What do you mean by raising the
boat 7”
“Mister,” said he resting for a while
on his oars, "you be a stranger In these
parts, bean’t you?"
I replied that I had not been long in
the country. ' . .
“ Then,” said he, pointing to the
shore “ this ere boat growed in that
pumpkin patch over yonder.”
“Growed in that pumpkin patch!”
I exclaimed.
“ Gr'owed in that pumpkin patch on
a pumpkin vine. Mister this yer boat
is a pumpkin shell cut in two, That
patch is where it growed.”
“ Where, over by that barn ?” X ex
claimed. , \
“ That ain’t no barn,” he answered
“unless you choose to call it so. That’s
a pumpkin too. But I made a hole in
the end on’t and let the stock inside ,
and when the wet season seta in, I plug'
up the hole and let them winter there.
They come out awful fat in the spring.
That big squash over yonder I’m hol
lerin’ out to live in.”
Professor Faraday believed in Flour
in’s physiological theory that the age
of man is one hundred years. The du
ration of life, he says,is to be measured
by the tlme.of growth. When once the
bones and epiphysis are united, the
body grows no more, and it is in twen
ty years ibis union is affected In man.
In the camel it takes place at eight,
rin the horse at five, in the lion at four,
in the dog at two, in the rabbit at one.
The natural termination of life is five
times that of the developmeut period.
Man being twenty years in growing,
lives five times twenty years, that is to
say, one hundred years; the camel is
eight years in growing, and lives forty
years; the horse is five years In grow
ing, and lives twenty years; and so on
with other animals.
The man who does not die from dis
ease lives from eighty to a hundred
years. Providence has given man a
century of life, but he does not attain
it because he inherits disease, eats .un
wholesome food, gives way to his pas
sions, and permits vexation to disturb
bis healthy equipoise; he does not die!
he kills himself.
Life may be divided into equal halves
—growth’ end decline, and these into
infancy, youth, vitality and age. In
fancy extends to the twentieth year,
youth to the fiftieth—because it is dur
ing this period that the tissue becomes
firm j, vitality from fifty to,seventy-flve
during which the organism remains
complete; and at seventy-five old age
commences, to last a long or short
time, os the diminution of reserved
forces is hastened or retarded.
A MAN in Atlanta, who inclosed the
requisite fifty cents in answer to an ad
vertisement, ‘How to keep a house warm
and save fuel,! was advised to tell his
wife that she couldn’t have a new au
tumn bonnet. He tried it, and said it
made his house too hot to hold him, and
thinks that it might do in a northern
Ebv- Thomas Burke says that when
be sees an reeling drunk in
the street, he feels, as a priest, he could
die for him, betas an Irishman he feels
as if be could wring the fellow’s neck.
A prominent citizen of Greenbush
went home a few nights since at a late
hour, and' gently tapped on the door.
“ Who is it ?” inquired his better-half.
To which proper inquiry the t heartless
mah replied by asking, “Whom do you
expect at this hour of the night ?”
Man’s Age.
Some fifty years ago, one Lee, mana
ger of the Edinburg Theatre, with a view
to Improving the thunder of bis stage,
ventured upon a return to the Elizabeth
an system of representing a storm. His
attempts were attended With results at
onceludlcroue.and disastrous. He placed
ledges here and there along the back of
bla stage, and, obtaining a parcel of nine
pound cannon balls, packed these in a
wheel-barrow, which the carpenter was
Instructed to wheel to and fro over the
ledges. The play was “ Lear,” and the
Jolting of the heavy barrow, os It was
trundled along Its uneven path over hol
low stage, and the rumblings and rever
berations thus produced counterfeited
most effectively the raging of the tem
pest In the. third not. Unfortunately,
however, while the king was enduring
the pitiless storm at the. back, the car
penter missed his footing, tripped over
one of the ledges, and feli'down —wheel-
barrow, cannon bails and all. The stage
being on a declivity, the cannon balls
oamß rolling rapidly and noisily down
toward tbo front, gathering force as they
advanced ; and, overcoming the leeble
resistance offered by the scene struck it
down passed over the prostrate form,
and made their way toward the foot
lights, and the fiddlers, amid the amuse
ment and wonder of the audience, and (
the amazement and alarm of the Lear
of the night. As the nine pounds ad
vanced toward him, and rolled about in
ail directions, he was compelled to dis
play an activity In avoiding them sin
gularly inappropriate to the age and
condition of the character he was per
sonating. He was even said- to resem
ble. u dancer, achieving the terpsiohorean
feat known as the egg.hornpipe. Pres
ently r too, the musicians became alarmed
for the safety of themselves and their
instruments, and deemed it advisable to
scale the piked partition which decided
them from the pit—for the cannon balls'
were upon them smashing the lamps,
and falling heavily into the orchestra.—
Meanwhile, exposed to the full gaze of
the bouse, lay prone beside his empty
burrow, the carpenter, the innocent In
voker of the storm he had been unable to
allay or direct, not at all hurt but ex
ceedingly frightened and bewildered.—
Artur this uuiuckly experiment the
manager abandoned his wheel-harrow
and caution balls, and reverted to more
improved methods of producing : stage
Unlike many of our common metals,
nickel is of comparatively recent dis
covery., We find gold, silver, and iron
mentioned in our earliest records. A
brother of the patriarch Noah is ex
pressly said to have been “an instructor
of every artificer In brass and iron,b
showing that even at so remote a pe
riod, not only were some of our simple
metals known, but methods of com
pounding, and to some extent artistic
ally working them. Nor, so far as we
have reason to think, was the knowl
edge ever lost. If the brass spoken of
above was the composition it is usually
supposed to have been, one of its con
stituents was copper; and we may won
der whether in the search for this in
those early times the miners were ever
perplexed with the ores of nickel, as
the miners of Germany were for thou
sand of years after. The German miner
often met the latteroro, and, mistaking
it for copper—some forms of which it
closely resembles in appearance —tried
by his usual process to extract copper
from it. When It proved refractory, and
resisted all his efforts, he called it Kup
fur-niakel—folse copper; or, still more
literally; the copper of Nick—or the Old
Nick’s copper.
Nickel has very many valuable quali
ties. Xt is malleable and ductile—
drawn out Into oven a liner wire than
iron, having a still greoter tenacity. It
ia easier melted than iron. It is magnet
ic, so that noedlcs of the compass could
well bo made of it. though It loses its
magnetism when heated as high os six
hundred and sixty degrees; regaining it
however, when cooled. But the quality
oh which Its chief use depends Is its sus
ceptibility of brilliant lustre, and its
small liability to corrode. This led to its
use, many years ago in the compound
known as German-silver. It 1s mixed
for this in various proportions but the
best German-silver Is composeefof nickel
three parts, zinc three and a ball parts,
and copper eight parts. The Chinese
have mqde a similar allay, though often
using a'much larger proportion of zinc..
Nickel is used in the coinage of several
Countries. It was Introduced Into our
own In 1857, when the old copper cent
was withdrawn and tho present com
pound coin substituted In its place. This
Is composed of twelve parte of nickel,
and eighty-eight of copper, to the hun
Spontaneous Combustion.
The Bedford Inquirer says several
weeks ago the now stable of 8. S. Motz
gar took fire and burned to the ground
in the midst of a drenching rain. No fire
bad been used about the building, and
there was no way of accounting for the
origin of the fire but by attributing it to
an incendiary or to spontaneous combus
tion. The men engaged in painting and
finishing Mr. Metzger's new bouse, bad
been graining shutters for the bouse In
the stable, during the day before the fire,
but it was scarcely thought possible that
the fire could originate from that source.
The stable having been burned, tho pain
ters next day transferred their graining
to the cellar of the bouse. That evening
the inmates of the bouse discovered
smoke, and a smell of burning cotton or
paper Issuing from the cellar of the
bouse. An examination disclosed the
fact that the oily rata used by the pain
ters In graining had been thrown to
gether in a corner, and had Ignited by
spontaneous combustion, and were fast
bursting In a flame. This timely discov
ery saved the house and settled tho ques
tion as to the origin of the fire in the
stable. Next day a nail keg was partly
filled with the oiled rags cast away by
the painters, and set In the sunshine In
the yard. In a few hours the rags and
kegs wore found to be on fire. Very fsw
people are aware of tho danger arising
from such a source.
A Man Killed, Skinned and Out Up-HJon-
fesaions of the Prisoner.
Tho Wilmington (Del.) Gazette gives
the particulars of a horrible homicide
which occurred In Dover on, the 2nd
Inst., the victim being a colored man
named Henry Tumor, and the perpe
trator a young man named Isaac C.
West, Sr., 29 years of age, and practic
ing as a professor for the euro of pul
monary diseases. West, itappears, had
a laboratory in his establishment in
which there was » gasometer of his
own, which he employed in his profes
sion. Occasionally ho obtained the as
sistance of Turner to carry water and
do similar service. On tho evening of
the day above mentioned the house was
discovered on fire, apparently from an
explosion in the laboratory, where after
the fire was extinguished, a dead body
was found, minus skin, "head, hands
and feet. Underneath the body was
discovered a hole* containing a quantity
of gunpowder, it was at .first supposed
that there had been an explosion of gas,
and that tho mutilated body was that
of the, young professor, but a suspic
ion soon arose that it was all a plan de
vised by him to obtain by indirect
means insurance to the amount of $25,-
000, which he iiad upon his own life.
The matter remained a mystery until
Friddy, tho 6th inst., when the professor
reappeared in Dover and made a con
fession, acknowledging that he. killed
the man, but averring that it was done
in self defense. Turner, according to
his account, having seen him with
money early in the day and attempted
to kill him when employed in his lab
oratory that evening to obtain it. Tbo
statement of West was made before the
coroner and jury. He said : . ,
"X had taken my gas apparatus to
pieces that day, intending to fasten a
small sledge hammer to the weights;
the sledge hammer was sitting just in
side the door; the other weights were
near the corner, about eight feet further
on ; one: of the weights was a bolt; or
piece of an axle ; it was about two feet
long and about one and n fourth inches
in diameter; -X just got over about
where this bolt was sitting when I
turned and saw him with this sledge
hammer in his hand ; soon as Turner
saw that I saw him with the hammer,
Turner says, ‘Give me your pocket
book, or I will kill you ;’ I snatched up
the bolt or axle, and just as I did so he
struck at mo with the hammer; he
struck me on top of . my hat, denting
the hat in, but did not touch my head,
as I was stooping over; I then struck
him with the bolt or piece of axle, in- ■
tending to strike him on the head, but
missed his head and struck him on the
neck, I think below the ear ; he foil,
and I don’t think he ever breathed af
ter th at; this was just abou t sunset; he
fell over on his side;'l then felt of hIS
pulse and found that h#was dead; I
did not intend to kill him, but only in
tended to knock him down, so that he
would not kill me; I left the body lay’,
ing there, and came up to Wm. Foun
tain’s hotel and got my supper, and did
not go back any more that evening; I
went back again on Tuesday morning
about 10 or 11 o’clock; I then thought I
would cut him up in pieces and carry
him off and bury him; I cut off his
head and feet with a penknife, and
skinned the body ; I had broken seV
eral of the bones with the bolt or piece
of axle previously; this was uot all
done before dinner; I do not know
how much I did do before dinner; I
went to my dinner that day, but do not
know the exact time; I was not there
in the afternoon to the best of my
knowledge; in the afternoon I got a
horse and carriage of Mr. Fountain and
went out homo to Xlazletvillo, thinking
it would bo dark in the evening when I
came back to take the remains away
and bury them; I think it was about G
o’clock in the evening of Tuesday when
I returned ; I brought down the skin of
Turner in the water bucket; had a
piece of paper over the top of the buck
et, which was about even full; the
horse smelt it and would not let me
take it; I set it down just inside of the
outside• door, and locked the door; I
then brought the horse and carriage up
to the stable; I went up to the hotel
and prepared myself, then thought I
would carry off the remains hi,a bucket
and bury them; X got my supper at
Hazletvillo; I think it was about eight
o’clock; I went back to my room ;JI
then took the bucket that had the skin
in it and started, out on the street with
it; X had not got far before there were
two dogs after me ; I was going, down
Lockman to New street, and then turn
ed into New street; I found the ground
was frozen, and I had' nothing to, dig a
hole with; I the* turned and brought
it back to my room.again; I then re
mained up in my room thinking what
to do ; I then concluded to tear a large
box to pieces I had and make a box
that would hold the remains, and ship
them on the Delaware railroad to some
point undetermined, and then bury
them ; I found it was getting late, and
I could not stay any later that night; I
then came up to the hotel, and went to
bed about J.l o’clock on Tuesday even
ing ; on Wednesday my foot was hurt
ing me, and I did not go back to my
room until about 9 o’clock, and found
the remains smelling so that X could
not ship them on the Delaware railroad;
I was about at different places In town
that day until the afternoon; got my
dinner at Fountain’s hotel as usual; I
think I went back to my room about 2
o’clock Wednesday afternoon; I took
my knife and cut some pieces off the
abdomen; X out the lips and nose off the
head ; I then took the bolt or piece of
axle anal struck the head; X am under
the impression I struck the head before
I cut the lips and nose, intending to
mash the head up so that it could uot
be recognized; it was my Intention to
skin the head; I then thought if I
skinned the head it would still retain
Its shape and bo recognized; I then
took tho head in a bucket and took it
down to n lime heap neat tho railroad
VOL 59-NO. 28.
and put lime over It, and put it back in
the bucket, and then carried it back to
the place whore X buried it with a spado
I gotfrom the side of Mrs. Jones’ out
house, under a heap of dead briars, near
the corner of Water street and railroad;
I then came back to my room about 10
o’clock at nightX had a candle and
two lamps; one for the purpose of
burning, alcohol and the otherjfor kero
sene oil; I took the bucket and put the
skin in it to carry it away; I went out
on the street with it and saw some one
coming; I took it back to my rooin
again;‘I melted some tallow on the
floor, and the candle in it, add
then took one of the feet and poured
some alcohol over it; sot fire to it; I
thought that would change the color of
it, and spilt some on the floor, and that
also caught lire; I had the night before
that time piled the box over the body,
and put the pieces of the box on top of
the box; I intended if the alcohol
changed the color of the skin on the feet
I was theu going to spread the skin out
on the floor, and put alcohol on it to
change the color of it by burning the
alcohol; I found the burning of alcohol
did not change the color of the akin;
I intended if it did to put the skin back
on the body, and fit it as well as I
could; the alcohol on the floor caught
fire ; I tried to put the Are out with ray
bat, and could not; then I gathered up.
the feet, hands and sljin in my lianas,
and got.out of the room soon aslcould,
fearing the Are might catch to the pow-,
der in the hole, and walked towards
the Methodist graveyard with the feat,
hands and skin; after I got off sonfio
distance from the house X saw that the
Are'had gone out; did not see more
than one light burning; I started to go
back to the room again, but I ivab 1
afraid to go back, knowing the candle
was setting on the floor; I had gotten
lip near Mrs. Jones’ now house, and I
saw the lire flash up again; I then
turned and went hack towards the
graveyard, where I left the hands, feet
and'skin ; I then took them up and
carried them over in the Methodist
graveyard and Waited there until the
fire was put out. It then went arid tpv
ried the skin along the side of the rail
road ; I started up to get the bauds arid
feet to bury them ; I heard the whistle
of the 4 o’clock down train ; I raked
some lime ever them between two lljne
piles ; I then wont up to the depot, and
waited there until the train came, and
got onboard the train with a bundle of,
clothes; got on the train next to the
town side, and wont to Delmar; there
got,off the train and walked to Salisbury,
Maryland, and remained there until this
morning, Friday, the iith, and then
on board the train coming north ; came
up te Farmington, and got off the train
there ; I then walked up to Harrington,
got on evening troin and came to Dover
and delivered myself up to the sheriff; I
bad previously called foi a constable at
Harrington to deliver myself up to.
“My life is Insured for $25,000.
In New England Mutual Co. for $lO,OOO
In John Hancock - 5,000
In Delaware Mutual
In /Ktna
About bail of which la in favor of my
wifo, the other in favor of myself. The
policies, are all alive. Tho .-Etna policy
was taken about five or six years ago, the
other last spring.
“Had no quarrel with'said Tur
ner, nor enmity against him; just
simply knew him by name, never hav
ing exchanged a half dozen words with
him beloro that day.
“ When I struck him I had the axle
or bolt on both hands, and hit him on
the right aide and the back of the neck;
one blow was all I gave him ; that
killed him; I don’t think he over
breathed after X struck him ; I felt his
pulse as soon as I could compose my
self, and liis pulse had ceased beating ;
I am not certain whether the lamp was
burning or not; I bored the hole in tile
floor about one month ago with a brace
and bit, I borrowed from Captain Bar
tel; tho hole was to set a post in to hold
the retort; tho powder about a quarter
of a pound, was put iir tho hole on Sat
urday, the 30th of November; tho bun
dle of clothes I took with mo was cir
cular-one coat, pair of pants, three
shirts; I bundled them up in my room
In Kerbin’s building; about ton o’clock
on Wednesday night I took them down
back of Holland’s store, and left thbm
in the graveyard ; when I hoard
whistle 6f tho train I got my bundle of
clothes and took them down and laid
them on tho platform; the same bun
dle of clothes, with an addition of pne
pair of pants, are at tho depot in Dover;
they are in a bag, tho bag I bought at
Salisbury, Md.; I tore Turner’s clothes
up in scraps, so they would not be rec
ognized, consisting of coats, pants and
shirts; the shoes of Turner I cut the
tops off and threw the soles out in tlib
street; I left the uppers with the torn,
up clothes 1 to carry off and bury; the
front shutters of tho room were closed
when 1 left, and in time of the Are.’’
Tho Delawarean says that West’s ex
planations of the killing are not credit
ed. A large crowd awaited his arrival
at the depot, where ho was taken in
charge by tho officers. He Is now
lodged in Jail. His brothers and bis
father-in-law Joined him in the cell.—
They were very much distressed and
in tears, while West coolly and appar
ently unconcerned ate his supper.
wests’ antecedents.
Tho Wilmington Commercial says
Prof. Isaac O. West Is a Delawarean
by birth, and is respectably connected.
His parents reside In Baltimore Hun
dred, Sasser county. His father-in
law Is the recorder of deeds for Kent
county. West’s earlier years were
spent in Dover, where he was learning
blacksmlthing. Subsequently his aspi
rations rose higher, and ho entered
Dickinson college graduating in XBGB.
He studied both law and medicine, but
■ never had practice of any account at
either. For a year or two ho was em
ployed ns assistant at Fauknor's select
school at Dover, which ho left to pur
sue other studies. Of late ho has been
experimenting with the manufacture of
Fofjjrecntdrs’aifd Adort*.
For Auditors’ Notices, - - ->■-
For Assignees’ andslmllirlM
For Yearly Cards. nbteroeedl
For Announcements five cent
less contracted for by live year..
For Business and BpeclaFNot
per lino.
Double column advot .Jseipvfeni
agaS which ho claims will cure ,pnn
sumption. Ho is about Uventy-nino
years of age, five feot eight Inches'
good features and rathet prepossessing
in appearance, aquiline • nfaie,' lilaok,
piercing eyes, black' hairj genbrnlly
wears glasses astride of his ! nose, Stout
and heavy In build, and is quitoilutel
The Beading Times of the.oth,(gives
ua the particulars: of, a distressing ,ac
cidents which, occurred (n 11)01, ,cilp{ on
Saturday. Kossuth Qrlenqr,,p brakeijjan
employed on a shifting engine at Hie up
per Station, In this 1 city, 'was rhn'over on
Saturday morning, about half-pust elght
o’clock, by the pushing engine “ Ant,”
and ills legs so badly Crushed below tbs
hips that he died in less than three hours
afterward.. The accident occurred about
seventy feet south of the freight-house
platform. The shifting engine No. 32,
was pulling out freight cars on a siding.
Greiner jumped from the' cars, and step
ped over on the main track for the pur
pose, it Is supposed, of signalling the, en
gineer. The engine "Ant” was at'that
moment pushing a passenger ear, down
the main track to tlio louver dcpot. nnd
wasqnly a few yards from Greiner when
he stepped on the . traoii 1 . Ho wad'ob
served by the brakemari on the passen
ger oar, Mr. Henry F. prrior, Who 'Was
standing on the front platform.; Mr. Or
ner called to him several times, buMJre-
Irier evidently did;nqt. hear,the ioHdjpnd
repeated shouts. .Mr,, Qr per,. had, also
immediately pqt down tbo brakes, but It
was tpo stop the Car, ahd'ln an
instant the-young man dfaVslruhif llbW n,
the wheels of the frdnt’trhok of fh'e'tws
eonger cacipassed over both) thighs, al
most severing ,his'legs
The conductor seeing, what,bad happen
ed, notified the engineer.,to..reyqrs?,the
engine, which the latter did, and the ear
was stopped'Just as the second trrick had
reached the young'triaii’S'riqdy.'Qrelnar
lay with his head arid body'oalsldeof the
.(rack, , He was lifted up, ,qud , qqqvoyod
to the Dispensary, whore, thn.phyjj(paiis
of ; that. Institution, did everything lu
their,poiyer toalleviate his paln.jft ( h?lug
impossible to save his life, , The young
man, deairing a minister 'to, ba procured,
the Bev. Dr. C. F. MoCaiii'ey Was oil led
in,, who gave him, religious.consolation,
and at his, request administered.,,.tpo rlio
of baptism, after,an,onrrias;.and, iqiprea ■
slve prayer,, The young ,ma,a.)|ngetpd in
a perfectly conscious pqtiyiair
past il q’olook, when death iris
Bufferings.. Greiner was thifyiiy
and brought up in Cheater oqunty. ( Ho
was in the 22d year "of his age,, ’ He had
only been employed by the Beading
Bailroad Company .since .last Monday.
He bad no relatives In this city, hut has
a brother who was formerly: employed
upon the Lehigh and Susquehanna.rail
road, but whose present whereabouts is
not known. He has several unoles re
siding in Montgomery county., Hjs re
mains have been taken In charge by Mr.
Charles Hbnnlnger, undertaker,by whom
they will be burled to-day. ‘
-It is amusing sometimes'to* Watch
how completely specimens' of ; the
“Dundreary” swell 'are ‘ taken down
when putting on their very grandest
and most imposing*' airs!; 1 As 'an in
stance of this, wo l ‘giyo i the following
account of a scene Whlcli' liL’burrod on
one of the Mississippi steamboats'.
An amusing colloquy caine of at a
supper-table bn board of oho of our
Mississippi steamboats between a Chi
cago exquisite, reeking with oil and
cologne, who was cursing; the waters,
assuming very consequential airs and a
very raw Jonathan seated by his side
dressed in homespun. Turning to his
vulgar friend the former pointed with
his jeweled finger, and said:
“ Buttab, sah!” ,
"Yes, I see it; is,".coolly replied
Jonathan. ,
“ Buttah, sail, I aay fiercely ro
po.Ued the dandy.
" Yos, air, I know it is— voth good,
and a first-rate article.’,V. , j yl >/
“Buttah, ! tell yon," thundered the
dandy In still louder tones, 1 'ii£ If he
would annihilate him. ”
Well, ('bsh, 1 aIl of
It?” now yelled the dbwh^eastdr;'get
ting dander up. la tarn, “yo'tf'don’t
think X took it foe lard,,did you/? You
must be an everlasting,darn, fool; and
drat you, If you donltshetjup your jaw,
I’ll- butter my .them
down- your Infernal: throat.Tt7you
don’t hush, I’ll gej; mad, (Jo you
hear?” - . i.. ' a .v' ,
A Widow' Starved to Dsith ! M
■ -n'J '•;!) :n
On Friday afternoon of Cor
oner Parelowi of Hoboken,N. Jtj,viewed
the remains of a Mre,,MaHarfnpy I ‘iwho
was found dead in hor room t corner of
Sixth and Grand etreetil 1 "Slboe the 30th
of November, ho human foihstep passed
the threshold of per solitary habitation.
Her son was away In New Ydtk, and
ebe had been suffering from ; a.s,eyera 111-
ueaa, Bbe became too fqopjatcr Ijft her
bands, and there woe no hwt the
room, and ,no , fopd but . a stale
piece of bread. She sank helpless, to the
floor in_a semi-nude condition, never to
rise again except In the agonies of
death. No sounds being heard; In t.’ie
dismal apartment, the door 1 was broken
open by some of the neighbors, and the
miserable sufferer had barely time to re
ceive tbei'laet consolation of religion
when she expired, a victim to hunger
and distress. , ; i •
A young mau twho applied fit. the
recruiting station in one of t)m far
Western States. tor enlistment, was
asked if he could sloop on the 0 point
of a bayonet,” when ho promptly re
plied by saying ;“ He could'try it, as
he had often slept on a pint of whiskey
and the'kind used in liWbOir Would
kill farther thatV aiiy shooting; iron ho
ever saw ”
A gentleman visiting QUO of’ the
late fairs was accosted by d lady: “Will
you take a chance for a punch bowl ?”
“No, thank you; 1 never drink.”
“Will you buy a cigar-case then?”
“ 1 do not smoko.” (Lady losing pa
tience.) “I’d offer you some spap; but
X suppose you never wash,”
m >
.a oo
fotlCM, s»
inn alz line*, 7 00
taper line an-
llcda', MleAn'
tU extra.
r •i
i- io.
swii ,;j