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Dm John Sc Rohrer,
*TIFAVE associated in the Practice of Medi
Calumbia, April 1at,1&56.tf
D/L G. W. MIFFLIN,
n - E Nl' IS Locust street, near the Post Of
_s_f lace. Columbia, Pa.
Columbia, May 3, 1856.
B. ARMOR, M. 1).
OFFICE and residence at Itlra. %wades, in
Locust street, between Front and Second, dire ct
ly opposite the Post °Flee.
Columbia, March 15, 1856-om*
H. M. NORTH,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Collections, promptly made, in Lancaster and York
Columbia, May 4,1850.
TWICE OF TIIF, PEKE. Office in the Odd
Fellows' Hall, Second .treat, Columbia, Pa.
Columbia, August 25, 1955.
J. E. ELACHE.NBERG,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, Columbia, Pcnn'a,
OFFICE. I n Locust street, four doors above Front.
Colombia, May 15, 1852.
DAVIES E. BRUNER, ESQ.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND CONVEYANPED.
oilers his services to the citizens of Columbia,
and assures them that he will attend with promptitude
to all business entrusted to his cure. Office—F . l'oW
street, between Union and Perry. Residence—South
side Second street, and door below Union.
Columbia. January 13.1855-1 y
Corner Front 4. Locust at:., Columbia, Pa.
Pictures taken for 25 cents
And upwards, and satisfaction guarantied.
11:7No Picture need be taken from the Gallery
unless it is sash as it really desired.
Columbia, March 31,1333.
M. P. APPOLD Bt CO.
GENERAL FORWARDING AND COMMIS
takparlON 'MERCHANTS, 4 1 s a r,
COA LAND PRODUCE,
And Deliverers on any point on the Columbia and
Philadelphia Railroad. to York and
Baltimore and to Pittsburg;
DEALERS IN COAL. FLOUR AND GRAIN,
WHISKY AND BACON, have just received a
large lot of Monongahela Rectified Whiskey, from
Pittsburg, of which they will keep u supply constantly
on hand, at low prices, Nos. I, 2. and 6 Canal Basun.
Columbia, January 17, 1854.
Ladies Soot ds Shoe Manufacturer,
No. 1 Locust street, Columbia, Pa.
RESPECTFULLY tenders his sincere thanks for the
very liberal patronage he has received, and would
111111011110 5 to his patrons that he has Just supplied him,
self with a large and choice variety of materials, and is
prepared to make up, in addition to his large stock of
ready-made work on lined, Ladies. Misses. and Chil
dren') SHOES, GAITERS, BOOTS, SLlP
"was, Ice., ha the latest and bust styles. Ile IF
solicits a continuance of the tavor so liberally
bestowed by the public.
March 15, 1850
Penn'a Rail Road Freight Station.
ritEIGET OFFICE. and DEPOT in the new
12 building, corner of Front and Gay streets, near
the Collector's Office.
Tieketeffice for Passengers, East and Wert. nt the
Washington Hotel. ERASTUS K. 11010 E,
April 19.144-tf Freight N. Ticket Agent.
Riga WILSON gives this branch of busi
neon particular attention. As be executes all
work in this line himself, it will be warranted equal
o any in the country, and at as low rates.
Thankful for the patronage with which he has al-
ready been favored, he respectfully solicits a con
inuance of the same. HIRAM ‘VILSON,
One door above Jonas Rumple's Hardware Store.
Columbia, Feb. 24.1855.
CONSPANTLY on hand, an assortment of Ce
dar•Were,to which the attention of housekeep
ers is invited. HENRY PFAIILER.
Columbia. October W. 1953.
LEM:EI PDX SALM.
THE subscriber takes this method to inform
the public, that he is prepared to furnish the
BEST QUALITY OF LIME,
ha quantities tomtit purchasers, at the shortest notice.
This Lime is particularly adapted for plastering and
white-Washing. It wall be delivered if desired.
rhtsville. York county.
21, 1855.1( Wri
EX ilent Dried Beef,
'I.;GAIt Cared and Plain Ham% Shoulders and Side.
for ask by
_parch ta, leSd
OATS FOR SALE
THE BUSHEL, or in larger quantities,
JO at Nos. 1, 2 & G Canal Basin.
B. F. APPOLD & CO.
January 20, 1950
inform the public llott he is
szizs of thel:stFezl com e
S. C. SWARTZ.
k•ul .Criber vrn
ii COUMAIIC , lIC.T:V.•R(
ily Grocencs ti.e ma) k•
- ' ROPES, ROPES, ROPES.
I'OCOILS, superior qualities, various sizes,
psi received and for.sale ehean.bY
WELSH & RICH.
Colombia, March 22.1856.
BIRD SEED'S.—Canary, Hemp. and Rape Seeds
For evilest McCORKLE& DELLETTS
April 12, Family Medicine More.
D&111 NAB, 11 1-2 ctn. per pound;
mbealders, 10 do do
Dried Beet; 14 do do , 4
Tide Wiitor.9l . r . tdt Morley eive
NV E1.811 E(.4 4G 111 . C11
Columbia. May 17,1838. •
ALCOHOL and Burning Fluid, always on
hana, at the lowest prices, at the Family Medicine
Store, Odd Yellows'
February 2, 1836.
WHY should any person do without a Clock,
when they can be had for $1.50 and upwards.
Col ambi a, April 23. teMi
JST RECEIVED, a large and well selected vsnety
of Bruslw.a. tomeieting in part of Shoe, Hair, Cloth.
Crumb. Nail, Hat sad Teeth Stashes. and for sale by
Flout street Columbia, Pa.
CONTINUES to mull the large building
at the corner of Second and Locust streets, and
otters to those desiring comfortable boarding the great
est conveniences. At his Saloons and Restaurant
will be found Luxuries of all kinds in season, which
will he served up in :he best manner and at the short
est notice. He respectfully solicits a share of patron
age. [Columbia, May 10, 1856.
Mount Vernon House, Canal Basin,
HENRY K. MUNICH, PROPRIETOR.
.trThe best accommodations and every attention
given to guests, who may favor this establishment
with their patronage. [April 10, 1855-tt
Franklin House, Locust st. Columbia, Pa
--- di , ..- 1 •••••••••••.1. Ann ^" in atenay this
r 'lnc IA U ums in... vvd Liu.... ..., -• • . ._:
j_ well-known Hotel- and will do everything in his
power to comfortably entertain all who may patron
ize him. Ills facilities for accommodating Horses,
Droves, &c., are superior- • .
April ID, 18504 if
Washington House, Columbia, Pa.
DANIEL HERR, PROPRIETOR.
THIS old and well-known house is still in
the occupancy of the sub.criber,and offers every
inducement to the traveller, in the way of comfort and
convenience. The Cars,
east and went, start from
this establishment. and it has other advantages unsur•
passed by any. Terms reasonable.
Columbia, April 12, 1.956-ly
NE. CORNER of Front and Walnut streets,
JOSHUA J. GAULT, PROPRIETOR.
(Successor to Da rdwel t & B: enemas and Mrs. Haines)
The House is furnished with all Modern Improve
ments, arid every attention will be given to secure
the comfort of guests. Charges moderate.
Columbia, April 12, 19564 f
ZSIIEPARD would respectfully inform
. the eiticens of Columbia and vicinity, that he has
effected au agency with the
Philadelphia Piano Forte Monufacturing
Company fi nish, whose Pianos for superior tone, and durability,
have for years storm unrivalled.
He is prepared to deliver them here at the lowest city
prices. and would most respectfully solicit the patronage
of each as wish to inocure a good and substantial in
A specimen of the above mentioned instrument may
he seen by calling at his musig,„ room, cast corner of
Front and Locust streets, Colunillfa.
February 2. 1.8.56.
WROLESALE AND RETAIL. The under
signed invite the attention of the public to their
CltellßiVe stock of CIGARS, of all kinds, which they offer
at prices cheaper than ever sold insihis toren before.
Also. just received a fresh supply of FASiILTGRO
CERIES. lIEGMAN & FRITSCH,
Corner of Locust and 'Third straets.
Cohnithia, Felintery tl. MSG.
WHOLESALE and Retail Bread and Cake
BM:cr.—Constantly on hand a variety of Cakes,
too numerous to mention; Crackers; Soda, 1% ine, Scroll,
and Sugar Biscuit; Confectionery, of every• description,
Feb. 2,'M. Between the Bank and Franklin House.
HOUSE Roorma, SPOUTING,
Plumbing, Bell flanging, and everything eon
nee. ted watt the business. wall be promptly attend
ed to by the subscriber, on the most reasonable terms.
,„"„pa.ty....avutt..tis r atetste lorsrpt,y or treosk: litiPOl/4117,
ble COY hydrants. Alf work warranted.
131 RAM WILSON,
corner of Second and Locust streets.
Columbia. Feb. 21, 1855.
TYE subscriber respectfully in- `%;•,..,,
-I- forms his friends and the public gener- ""V!
ally that he line assumed the proprietorship
of the Livery Stables. formerly kept by Mr. J. O. 4-
ward., and recently by Mr. John Fetterly. lie re•
spectrally solicits the patronage of all who may need
any cos venience in his line, determined to do Ins best
to itccommodate his customers. as far as may He in
his power. Hie charges shall be moderate—so much
so that he feels ao , ured of giving satisfaction on this
point as well us all others.
Columbia, April 19.19594 f
GEORGE J. SMITH,
LOCUST STREET, has just commenced man
ufucturing LEMON BEER. and keeps con•tuntlp
on hand. a full astiortmeni of d UM,/ ER DRINKS.
Columbia. April 10.1555.
A. LARGE LOT of Children's Carriages,
Gig., Rocking horses, Wheelbarrows, Prepel
leo., Nursery Swinge, Jtc. GEORGE, J. smrrn.
April IP, 1656. Locust street.
oIIINA and other Fancy Articles. too numerous to
V mention, for aide by (1. .1. Locust Street,
between the flunk and Franklin House.
Columbia. April 19. ISritt.
FLOUR, FLOUR, FLOUR.
JUST received a superior article of Flour,
Whirl, Will be 'told at the very lowest market
price, by the barrel and pound; warranted good.
S. C. SWARTZ.
ktav 31.18 W Odd Fellows , Hell. Columbia.
THE subscriber will supply all persona who may
need Ice, at one cent for 5 pounds, or 100 pounds
tor twenty cents. The season to commence May 20,
and to terminate October 1,1356. Orders are respect
Columbia, May 3,1956-4mne
H IMALAYA LUSTRES! We have received
another supply of these new nod beautiful goods,
so very de. Wird Ladies' Travelling Dresses. Those
in want of theta eau be supplied at
H. r" FONDEFtShUTIFS
May 9.4, 15.771. People's Cash Store.
Uhl& DYE'S. Jones' Batchelor's, Peter's and
Eevotinti hair dyes, warranted to color the hair
any desired shade, without injury to the skin. For sale
by It. WILLIAMS.
May 10, Front st., Columbia, Pa.
(10UNTRY SOAP, Dried Blackberries and 4,-
ple Butter, just received from the country, by
S. C. SWAUTZ,
fatty 31 Odd Fellowe' Hull. Columbia.
FAMILY FLOUR, by the barrel, for
I sale by B. F. A.I'POLD do CO,
Columbiu.June 7. Nos. 1,2 awl II Canal Basin.
SOLUTION OF CITRATE OF NIGNESIA,or Par
gative Mineral Wuter.—This pleasant medicine
which is highly recommended as a substitute for
Epsom Salts, Seidlitz Powders, he., eon be obtained
fresh every day tit FILBERT'S Drug Store,
Front at. Lid
WELSH k RICA.
DACHELOITS HAIR DTE.—No burning, bl:sterlng
.1) Compound could ever have attained the universal
favor accorded to this the original, ~ever-failing favor
ite. Nature is not more true to herself than the brown
or black produced In the reddroi, grayest. or most
frowsy hair by it. Mode end sold, nr applied at Bach
aloe.. Wig Factory, ern Broadway, N. Y, The genu
ine %mete for sale ut
McCORKLE & DELLETT'S
April 12. Family Medicine Store.
A SUPERIOR article of PAINT 011., for ...le by
May 10. I.F.ZiG. Front S. greet, Columbia, Pa
ASUPF,ItIOR article of TONIC SPICE:BITTERS.
suitable for Rotel Keepers, for sale by
Mee 10 1P.56
. Front street. Columbia.
FRESH ETHEREAL OIL, always on hand, and far
rate by R. WILLIAMS.
May 10. I gal Front Street, Colombia. Pa.
JUST received, FRESH CA MPH EN E. and for sale
by IL WILLIAMS,
May 10, 1956. Frans Street- Colombia. Pa.
DE GRATH'S ELF:CTRIO OIL. Juitt received
trevit supply of Illif popular remedy, and for vale
by II WILLIAMS,
May 10, 1511. Front Street, Columbia, Ea.
ANEW lot of WHALE AND CAR GREASING
OILS, received at the note of the rubreriber.
EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR, Just received and for
June 21,1856. S. C. SWARTZ.
SUPERIOR CAVII.V: POWDER. For gale at
McCORKLE t DELLEMS
Juts 20, I mo. Family Medicine Store
GEORGE J. SMITH,
ICE: ICE! ICE:
Front Street.Columbis. Pa
"NO 'ENTERTAINMENT IS SO CHEATI4S . IREADING, NOR ANY PLEASURE SO LASTING."
COLUMBIA, PENNSYLVANt ;:,'SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1856.
IN THE SIT/DEER WHEN THE DAYS
In Summer, when the days were long,
We walked together in the wood:
Our hearts were light, our step was strong,
Sweet flutterings were there in our blood,
In summer when the days were long.
We strayed from morn till evening came,
We gathered flowers, and wove us crowns;
We walked 'mid poppies red as flame,
Or sat upon the yellow downs,
And always Wished our life the same.
In Summer, when the days were long.
- • • --I •,•.• t••••hrrow crossed the brook
And still her voice flowed forth in song,
Or else she read some graceful book
In Summer, when the days were long.
And then we snt beneath the trees,
With shadows lessening in the noon,
And, in the sunlight and the breeze,
We feasted, many a gorgeous June,
While larks were singing o'er the leas.
In Summer, when the days were long,
On dainty chicken, snow-white bread.,
IVe feasted, with no grace but song,
We plucked wild strawberries ripe and.red,
In Summer, when the days were long.
We loved, and yet we knew it not,
For loving seemed like breathing then;
We found a heaven in every spat,
Saw angels, too, in all good men—
And dreamed of God in grove and grot
In Summer, when the days are long,
Alone I wander, mnsc alone;
I see her no; but that old song
Under the fragrant winds is blown,
In Summer, when the clays are Mug.
Alone I wander in the wood;
But one fair spirit hears my - sighs;
And half I see, so glad and good,
The honest daylight of her eyes,
That charmed me underearlier skies
In Summer, when the days are long,
I love her as we loved of old;
➢fy heart is light, my step-is strong,
For love brings buck those hours of gold,
In Summer, when the days ure long.
LIFE OR DEATH
A TRUE STORY OF THE NATURAL
BRIDGE IN VIRGINIA.
The scene opens with ; view of the gieat
Natural Bridge in Virginia. There are three
or four lads standing in the channel below.
The little piece of sky spanning these mea
sureless piers, is full of stars though it is mid
seKr.— litoaTmossnsferttattereer root
where they stand, up these perpendicular
bulwarks of limestone, to the key-rock of
the vast arch, which appears to them only
the size of a man's hand. The silence of
death is rendered more impressive by the
little stream that runs from rock to rock,
down the channel. The run is darkened,
and the boys have unconsciously uncovered
their heads, as standing in the presence
chamber of the Majesty of the whole earth.
At last this feeling begins to wear away—
they begin to look around them. They see
the names of hundreds cut in the limestone
abutments. A new feeling came over their
hearts and their knives are in hand in an
instant. "What man has done man can do,"
is the watchword, while they draw them
selves up, and carve their names a foot
above those of a hundred full-grown men,
who had been there before them.
They arc all satisfied with this feat of
physical exertion except one, whose exam
ple illustrates perfectly the forgotton truth,
that there is a royal road to intellectual em
inence. The ambitious youth secs a name
above his reach—one that will be green in
the memory of the world, when those of Al
exander, Caesar and Bonaparte, shall rot in
oblivion. It was the name of GEORGE
WARRINGTON. Before he marched with
Braddock to the fatal field, be had been there
and left his name a foot above all his prede
cessors. It was a glorious thought of a boy
to write his name side by side with that of
the father of his country. He grasps his
knife with a firmer hold—and clinging to a
little jutting crag, he cut in the limestone'
about a foot above where de stands; but as
he puts his feet and hands into these gains,
and finds himself a foot above every name
encircled on that mighty wall, he is still un
satisfied. While his companions are regard
ing him with concern and admiration, he
he cuts his name in huge capitals, large and
deep in the flinty album'. His knife is still
in his hand, and strength in his sinews,
and a new created aspiration in his heart.
Again he cuts another niche, and again
he carves his name in large capitals. This
is not enough. Heedless of the entreaties
of his companions, he euts and climbs again.
The graduation of his ascending scale grows
wider apart. He measures his length at
every gain he cuts. The voices of friends
grow weaker, till their words are finally lost
upon his car. He now, for the first time,
casts a look beneath him. Had that glance
lasted a moment, that moment would have
been his last. lie clings with a convulsive
shudder to his little niche in the rock. An
awful abyss awaits his almost certain fall.
He is faint from severe exertion, and trem
bling from the sudden view of the dreadful
destruction to which he is exposed. His
knife is worn half way to the hall. Ile can
bear the voices, but not the cries of his terror
stricken companions below. What a mea
gre chance to escape destruction. There is
no retracing steps. It is impossible to put '
his hands in the same niche with his feet,
and retain his hold a moment. His com
panions instantly perceive this now and
fearful dilemma, and await his fall, with
emotions that freeze their young blood.—
He is too high, too faint, to ask for his fath-
er and mo*,liis brothers and sisters, to
come and' r4neilanr avert his destruction.
But one or ' companions anticipated his
desire. S the.wind he bounds down
the charm s lid - the fearful situation is told
upon his f iii's learthstono.
Minutes almost eternal length roll on,
and there were-hundreds standing on the
rocky ehanu l elg, and hundreds on the bridge
above, all holding their breath and - await
ing that fearful catastrophe. The poor boy
hears the hum, of numerous voices both
above and haw. - He can just distinguish
the tones of his father's voice, who is shout
ing with Slife maestro of despa;i3—".WH- 1
liam, Williii, don't look down—your moth
er, and Henry and Ilarriet are all praying
for you—ke4 your eyes towards the top."
The boy didn't look down—his eyes are
fixed like a -fiint towards heaven, and his
young heart o n him who reigns there. He
grasps his wife again. Ile cut another
niche, and another niche is added to the
hundreds that removed him from human
help below.' How carefully he uses his
wasting blade! How anxiously he selects
the softest4place in that pier! How he
avoids everiflinty grain!• How he econo
mizes his physical powers—resting a mo
ment at every gain ho cuts!—how every mo
tion is watered from below!—There stands
his father; 'other, brother and sister, and
on the veryti . pot, where, if he falls, he will
not fall alone.
The sun alk halff down the west. The lad
had ti ty additional niches in the
mighty Wilkand now finds himself directly
under the tddle of the vast arch of rocks,
earth aid: es. Ile must cut his way in a
new direo 7-to get over this overhanging
The i - lion of hope is dying in his
bosom. I ' vital feeling is fed by the in
creased s ls:of hundreds perched upon
cliffs and-. , and others who stand with
ropes in tt. :hands, on the bridge above,
or with la d es. below. Fifty gains more
must be c 1 . , ,,, .afore the longest ropes could
reach h' . les wasting blade again strikes
into thirrl... , stone.
`- emerging painfully, foot by
;der the lofty arch. Spliced
in the . handa of those who
Ater the outer edge of the bridge.
"more and all will be over.—
ropes are -;
the,lost half inch.
ing from their sockets. His last hope is
dying in his heart—his life must hang upon
the last gain he cuts. That niche, is his
last. At the last faint gash ho makes, his
knife, his faithful knife, falls from his hand
and ringing along the precipice, fell at his
An involuntarygroan of despair runs like
a death knell through the channel below,
and all is still as the grave. At the height
of near three hundred feet, the devoted lioy
lifts his hopeless heart and closing 95es, to
commend his soul to God. 'Tis but mo
ment—there! One foot swings off—he is
reeling—trembling topling over into eterni
ty. Hark! a shout falls upon his ear from
above ! The man who is lying with half his
length over the bridge, has a glimpse of the
boy's head and shoulders. Quick as thought
the noosed rope is within reach of the sink
ing youth. No one breathes. What a faint
convulsive effort. The swooning boy drops
his arms into the noose. Darkness came
over him with the words, God! Mother?
whispered on his lips, just loud enough to
be heard in the heavens above, the tighten
ing rope lifts him out of his last shadow
niche. Not a lip moves while he bangs dan
gerously over the fearful abyss ; but when
a sturdy Virginian reaches down, and draws
the lad up, and holds him in his arms before
the breathless multitude, such leaping and
weeping for joy, never greeted the ear of hu
man being so recovered from the yawning
gulf of eternity.
A PERSIAN PRINCESS
I went to see the Shah's half sister, a
beautiful girl of 15, who lived with her
mother in an obscure part of the anteroom,
neglected by the Shah, and consequently by
every one else. She was really lovely—fair
and indescribable eyes, and a figure only
equalled by some of the chefs d'rruvre of Ita
lian art. This is so rare among Persian wo-
Men, that she was one of the few persons I
saw in the country with an approach to a
good figure. She was dressed in the usual
fashion of trousers on trousers, the last
pair being of such stiff brocade that if put
standing upright in the middle of the room,
there they would remain. Her hair was
curled, not plaited, and she was literally
covered with diamonds. She was quiet in
her manners, and seemed dejected. She
was most anxious to hear about European
customs. What seemed to surprise her most
was that we took the trouble to undress every
night going to bed; and she asked me, was it
true we put on a long white dress to pass
the night in? All Persian women are as
tonished at this custom, and are quite una
ble to account for it. They never undress
at night; they untie their thin mattress from
its silken cover, draw it out from its place
against the wall and roll themselves up in a
wadded quilt which forma their blanket.—
The only time they change their clothes is
when they gu to bath. If they go out to
visit, they, of course put on their best gar
ments, and take them off at night, but gen
erally they lie down just as they are, and
even in cold weather they wear their cha
door, or out of door veil, at night. —Lady
Skid's Glimpse of Life and Manners in Per
STRANGE INSTINCT OF THE DEER.
The large American panther has one in
veterate and deadly foe, the black bear.—
Some of these immense bears will weigh 800
pounds, and their skin is so tough that a
musket ball will not penetrate it. As the
panther invariably destroys all the young
cubs which come in her path, so does the
bear take great pains to attack the panther,
and fortunate indeed, is the animal who es
capes the deadly embrace of this black Ml'll..
ster. The following exciting and interest
ing scene is related by an eye-witness:
- A: large deer was running at full speed,
closely pursued by a panther. The chase
had already been a long one, for, as they
came nearer, I could perceive bath their long
parched tongues hanging out of their mouths,
and their bounding, though powerful, was
no longer so elastic as usual. The deer hav
ing discovered in the distance a large black
bear, playing with her cubs, stopped a mo
meat to sniff the air; then coming nearer be
made a bound, with his head extended, to
ascertain if bruin kept his position. As the I
panther was closing with him, the deer I
wheeled sharp around, and turning back al-
most upon his own trail, passed within thir- 1
ty yards of his pursuer, who not being able
at once to stop his career, gave an angry
growl and followed the deer again, but at a
distance of some hundred yards hearing the
growl, the bear drew her body half out of
the bushes, remaining quietly on the look
out. Soon the deer again appeared; but his
speed was much reduced—and as he ap
proached towards the spot where the bear
lay concealed, it was evident that the animal
was calculating the distance with admirable
The panther, now expecting easily to sieze
his prey, followed about thirty yards behind,
his eyes so intently fixed on the deer that
he did not see Bruin at all. Notfso the bear.
She was aware of the close vicinity of her
wicked enemy, and she cleared the briars
and squared herself for actiqe, when the deer
with a beautiful and powerful spring, passed
clean over the bear's head and disappeared.
At the moment he took the leap the panther
was close upon him, and was just balancing
himself for a spring, when he preceived to
his astonishment, that he was now faced by
a formidable adversary. Not the least dis
posed to fly, he crouched, lashing his flanks
with his long tail, while the bear, about five
f ii - rus---rrorrr-ntnr - -rcmmimm--nwo-n--crtcrrue-,
looking at the panther with her fierce, glar
A minute they remained thus; the pan
ther's sides heaving with exertion, agitated,
and apparently undecided ; the bear perfec
tly calm and motionless. Gradually the
panther crawled backwards till at a right
distance for a spring, when, throwing all
his weight upon his hind parts, to increase
his power, he darted upon the bear like
lightning, and forced his claws into her back.
The bear, with irresistable force, seized the
panther with her two fore paws, pressing it
with the weight of her body, and rolling over
it. I heard a heavy grunt, a plaintive howl,
a crashing of bones and the panther was
dead. The cub of the bear came to ascertain
what was vim: on, and after a few minutes'
examination of the victim, it strutted down
the slope of the hill, followed by its mother
who was apparently unhurt. I did not at
tempt to prevent their retreat ; for among
real hunters in the wilds there is a feeling
which restrains them attacking an animal
which has just undergone a deadly strife.
This is a very common practice of the deer,
when chased by a panther—that of leading
him to the haunt of a bear; I have often
witnessed it, although I never knew the deer
to return as in this instance.
A HEROIC WIFE
A passenger on board the ill fitted steam
er Northern Indiana, gives the Syrarme
3 - .) Journal an account of the narrow escape
of Cicero Fowler and wife, of that county,
who were also on board when she took fire:
There was but one life preserver for Mrs.
F.' and her husband: he insisted imperative
ly that she should put it on ; she peremptor
ily refused, saying she "was in poor health
end his life was worth far more than hers."
The preserver having no strap, Mrs. F. tore
the hem from her dress and fastened it to
her husband, whom she continued to encour
age saying she could hold on to him, and, if
the preserver could not sustain them both,
she would be the one to let go and leave him
to sustain himself.
The fire was still getting hotter and hot
ter. The water was thick with human forms
struggling for life; she tore her bonnet, al
ready on fire, front her head, and, hand in
hand with one she loved better than herself,
took the dangerous leap. As they arose
from the water Mr. Fowler assisted his wife
in procuring a good hold of him on or about
the shoulders. She wiped the water from
his mouth and eyes and encouraged him to
retain the hope of being saved. He contin
ued to struggle with the waves. Half an
hour elapsed and there were no signs of as
His strength was rapidly failing; his wife
observed it, tried anew to cheer him. He
said he could not stand it any longer it
seemed as though he must give up. At that
moment she heard a steamer coming rapidly
through the water. She said—"My dear
husband, a few moments more and we are
safe. Don't you hear a boat coming." He
said he did and immediately revived, and
made all the effort in his power, and strug
gled for himself and his heroic wife until the
Mississippi came up and took them, with
scores of others, on her commodious deck..
$1,50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, 82,00 IF NOT IN ADVANCE.
DE FOE AND THE GHOST THAT
MADE THE BOOK SELL.
An adventurous bookseller had ventured
to print a considerable edition of Drelin
court's Book of Consolation against the :Fearsl
of Beath, translated by M. D'Assigny. But
however certain the prospect of death, it is
not so agreeable (unfortunately) as to invite
the eager contemplation of the public, and
the book being neglected, lay a dead stock
on the hands of :-.Le publisher. In this
1 emergency he applied to De Foe to assist
him in rescuing the unfortunate book from
;the literary death to which general neglect
seemed about to consign it. De Fue's
nius and audacity devised a plan, which, for
!assurance and ingenuity, defied even the
powers of Mr. Puff in the Critic; fur who
but himself would hare thought of summon
ing up a ghost from the grave to bear wit
ness in favor of a halting body of divinity?
There is a matter-of-fact, business-like style
in the whole account of the transaction,
which bespeaks ineffable powers of self-pos
session. 'rho apparition of Mrs. Veal is
represented as appearing to a Mrs. Bar
grave, her intimate friend, as she sat in her
own house in deep contemplation of certain
distresses of her own. After the ghostly
visitor had announced herself as prepared
for a distant journey, her friend and she be.
gan to talk in the homely style of Middle
aged ladies, and Mrs. Veal proses concern
ing the conversations they had :,formerly
held, and the books they had read together.
Her very recent experience probably led
Mrs. Veal to talk of death and the books
written on the subject, and she pronounced
ex cathedra, as a dead person was best enti
tled to do, that "Drelincourt's book on death
was the best book on the subject ever writ
ten." She also mentioned Dr. Sherlock,
two Dutch books which had been translated,
and several others; but Drelincourt, she said,
had the clearest notions of death and the fu
ture state, of any who had handled the sub
ject. She then asked for the work, and lee
on it with great eloquence and affec
t tion. Dr. Kenrick's Ascetick was also men
tioned with approbation by this critical
spectre (the Doctor's work was no doubt a
tenant of the shelf in some favorite publish
er's shop,) and Mr. Norris' poem on Friend
ship, a work which, I doubt, though honored
with the ghost's approbation, we may now
seek for as vainly as Coicln tormented his
l inernm.y - to" recover the Si - data Willa We
devil played to him in a dream. The whole
account is so distinctly circumstantial, that,
were it not for the impossibility, or extreme
improbability at least, of such an occurrence,
the evidence could not but support the story.
The effect was most wonderful. Drelincourt
upon Death, attested by one who could speak
from experience, took an unequalled run.
The copies had hung on the bookseller's
hands as heavy as a pile of bullets. They
now traversed the town in every direction,
like the same balls discharged from a field
piece. In short, the object of Mrs. Veal's
apparition was perfectly attained.—Scott's
Memoir of De Foe.
KISSING A QUEEN.
There is now on exhibition in our print
shops, an excellent picture of Franklin at
the Court of France; not, however, critically
true to history, if my memory serves me
right. In this print Franklin stands, as he
ought, in the foreground, lie being the soul
of the subject: his plain attire contrasts well
1 1 with a brilliant court, embroidefed froni
head to foot, and bedizened with diamonds
and hair powder. Franklin, I understand,
was dressed in second-rate homespun, yarn
stockings, substantial shoes, and his hair of
its native color; not at all conscious of any
inferiority, however, but with that self pos
session which is the distinguishing trait of
well bred people everywhere. lii. native'
dignity was his sole decoration. As a stran
ger, be must have obsened the common
practice iu France, of kissing, even in the
streets and other places, when friends meet
after a long or short absence, without re
gard to sex. This kissing, however, is no
more than our shaking hands, and is per
formed by applying one cheek to another—
' once, twice or more, according to the inti
macy and feeling. It may be called cheekby
i jowling. Franklin may not have observed
minutely the modus of this practice, but
have thought that a kiss was a kiss, or not
thought at all about it.
It is said that he was reminded by one of
the dignitaries of the court, that when he
was presented he must kiss the Queen, who
it was also said, was a very kissable woman.
The Queen approached familiarly and very
near—probably impelled by curiosity to see
well this handsome savage. Franklin re
membering his lesson, without reluctance
put it in practice, in the only way ho had
ever been taught to kiss, and gave the
Queen a mighty Yankee boss on the lips,
to the great d'lnazetnent and horrification of
the old maids, but to the great amusement
of all others—especially the King, who was
delighted with this savage simplicity, and
it is said that he cried out—" Encore Ids, de
cappo," or "Do it again." How many more
things were said or done it is not my busi
ness now to relate or vouch for. Therefore
I only object to the print for not being truly
historical, and especially for not having cho
sen one of the most remarkable of Frank
lin's court feats. Some of the wags of Paris
had not the most implicit faith in Franklin's
simplicity, and said that he knew more than
he pretended to. - -Cor. Boston Transcript.
[WHOLE NUMBER, 1,360.
NY WIPE'S NEW PIANO
The deed is accomplished. My wife lips
got a piano, "and now farewell to the tran
quil mind, farewell content and evening pa
pers, and the big cigars-that make ambition
virtue-0 farewell! And 0, ye mortal en
gines, u - hose rude throats the immortal Jove's
dread clamors counterfeit 1" But stop—l
can't bid the farewell, for one of them has
just collie. It came on a dray. Six men
carried it into the parlor, and it grunted aw
fully. It weighs a ton, shines like a mirror,
and has carved Cupids climbing up its legs,
And such lungs—whew! My wife has com
e menced to practice upon it, and the 'first
time she touched the machine I thought we
were in the midstof a thunder storm, and
the lightning had struck the crockery chest.
The cat, with tail erect, took a bee line for
a particular friend on the fence, demolishing
1 a six shilling pane of glass. The baby
awoke; the little fellow tried his best to beat
the instrument, but he didn't do it—it beat
A teacher has been introduced into the
house. Ire says hels the last of Napoleon's
grand army. Ile wears a long moustache,
looks at me fiercely, smells of garlic, and
goes by the name of Count Iltm-away-and
never-come-back-again-by-and-by. Ile ran
his fingers through his hair, then cocked his
eyes up to the ceiling like a monkey hunting
flies, then down came one of his fingers, and
I heard a dreadful sound, similar to that
produced by a' cockroach upon the ,tenor
string of a:fiddle.knovrn came another, and
I was reminded of the wind whistling through
a knothole of a.hencoop. Ile touched his
thumb and I thought I was in a peach or
chard listening to the braying of a jackass.
Now he runs his fingers into the keys, and
I thought of a boy rattling a stick upon a
picket fence. All of a sudden, he stopped;
and I thought that something had happened.
Then came down both fists, and 0 Lord,
such a noise I never hoard before. I thought
a hurricane had struck the house, and the
walls were caving in. I imagined I was
in a cellar and a ton of coal falling on my
head. I thought the machine had burst,
when the infernal thing stopped and I heard
my wife exclaim:
"What the deuce is the matter?'
The answer was:
I "Why, dear, that's Somnambula.'!
"liang'Somnambula," thought I, and the
Count rolled up the sheet.
He calls it music, but for the life of me, I
can't make it look like anything else than a
rail fence with a lot of juvenile negroes
climbing over it. Before that instrument of
torture came into the house, I could enjoy
myself, but now every woman in the neigh
borhood must be invited to hear the new pi
ano, andevery time the blasted thingshrieks
out like a locomotive with the bronchitis, I
have to praise its tone, and when invited
guests are playing, I have to say, "Exqui
site!" "Delightful!" "Heavenly!" and all
such trash, while at the same time I know no
more about music than a codfish.
THE 1117 INS OF NINEVEH.
The steamship "Soho" has recently arri
i red at London with the last consignment of
• Assyrian antiquities from the ancient Nin
! °yell. They consist of about fifty cases of
the most artistic sculptures yet discovered
in this earliest post-diluvian city, represent.
ing the Queen of Assyria feasting under the
shadow of the vine, the King engaged in a
lion chase, and after in the act of pouring
forth a libration. There is also a splendid
and almost unbroken hunting series, corn
prising not only lions, but wild asses caught
in a noose or lasso; also a procession of tho
sportsmen bearing away birds, hares, &c.,
with their dogs, nets, and other implements
of capture and pursuit. But still more in
teresting than even these treasures of anti
quity, are the slabs bearing the famous in
scription on the wing,ed.bull at the entrance
of the Palace of Senacharib, recording his
memorable expedition against Ilezekinh, the
Sovereign ofJudalt, in which 183,000 of his
warriors, "unsmote by the sword," in a sin
gle night, "melted like snow in the glance
of the Lord," an event so sublimely descri
bed in the "llebrew Melodies" of Byron:
"And there lay the steed, with his nostrils all wide.
Itut throttrit o there replied not the breath of his pride,
A tot the foam of lot , gnsping lay white on the turf,
And cold RA the xpru) of the rock beaten tort.
And there In) the rider distorted and pale,
‘V tilt the dew out bin brow, mad tire rust on his mail
And the tents were all silent, tire banners alone,
The lances unlined, the trumpets noblemen*
JENNY LlND.—Letters from Stockholm
state that Madame Jenny Lind Goldschmidt,
whose relations reside in Sweden. has real
ized no less a sum than .C 45,000 by her so
journ in England; and that, having amply
provided for her family, she intends to set
tle at Dresden, and to abstain from singing
in public unless for exclusive charitable pnr
poses—or unless her husband, who has the
ambition to compose an opera, should suc
ceed in his effort. It is to be hoped that
Otto will succeed in his effort; and with
such an incentive as the talent of his wife,
it is naturally to be expected that he will.
Our information concerning Jenny Lind
and her husband is not so pleasing as it
might be. 'We have good authority for the
statement, that previously to her late visit
to England, the "Nightingale" was much
cramped in her finances by unfortunate spe
culations on the part of her Otto, and an in
ordinate passim for gambling which posses
ses him. Her recent gains in London hare
been settledon her children, and she has no
objections to singing t anywhere but Paris, at
concerts, as she persists in her determination
never to again appear in opera in the French
' metrepolis.—Piii/nde/phin Sun.