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1 W. HAYS,
DAOUEUllEAN, Melainentyrdrt, Amliroty
pist. and JUSTICE OF XllE PEACE,
Ker.-ey, Elk County, Pa.
AM. SMITH offers nil professional sorviees
. to the I.ailici and C;entlenien of Clear
field and vicinity. All operationi performed
with neatness anil desputi-li. Heing familiar
with all the late iinprovmenU, he is preparod t
make Artllirlal Teeth in the best manner.
0fl.ee In Shaw'i new row.
opt 14th, 1858. 1yJ-
DR. R. V. WILSON,
n AVISO removed his office to the new dwel
ling on Seoond itreet, will promptly answer
p rofs lional calls as heretofore.
jas. . LAnnmitn. I. test
I A it HIM Kit A TI'ST, Attorheyi at Law
J Clearfield, Pa., will attend promptly to Col
tiotis, Lahd Agencies, Ac, 4c., in Clearfiold,
Centre and Elk counties. July 30. y
STH.T. eontinuoi ihe businesi of Chair Muking,
and House, Sign and Ornamental Painting, at
the shop forinorly occupiod by Troutmun it Howe,
at the east end of Market street, a iliort distance
wist of Lits'i Foundry. June 13, 1355.
TumrPSON. IIAUTSOCK N CO.
roil fr'duudert, Curwcnsville. Anextonsive
assorts of Castings wade to order
Dee. 2, 1861.
L. JACKSON CRANS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, oflioe adjoining 1 is
e sidenc on Second Street, Cloa1 kid, I a.
June 1. 1854.
II. r. THOMPSON,
-- t.i... . l. fVurwl tkitliAi at tun office
at Scofield'i hotol, Curwensville, when no
xrofcts onally abecnt. vw- ,
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, . lt LJ 1 U ' - '
AT the mOllin OI J.ln j.uh, mw muu. iiMi
Clearneld, MERCHANTS, and extensive
Manufacturers ol i,umocr,
July 23, 1852.
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it loi-ltmltli. Wimmi. Ituircies. tc. it.. Ironed
Jj on short notice, and the very best style, athis
Id stand in the borough or curwensviue.
Dec. 29, 1853.
DR. M. WOODS, having changed hisloca
tion from Curwonsvillo to Clearfield, res
pectfully offon hit professional services to the
Cititens ot tlie laiier place aim miuiii.
Hesidence on Second street, oppoait ti it of
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P. W. BARRETT,
H fEUCHANT. l'HODVf'E AND LUMBER
l DEALER. AND JUSTICE Of THE
PEACE, Lutherihurg, Clearfield Co., Pa.
J. L. CUTTLE,
4 ttorncy at Law ind l.aml Aent.offi
adjoining hii residence, on Market stree
lleurfield. March 3, 1S53.
A. B SHAW,
RETAILER of Foreign and Domestic Mcrcb.
andiie, Shawsvillo, Clearfiold county, Pn. .
bhawsville, August 15, 1855.
1 PHYSICIAN Offico In Curwcnsville.
WM. T. CHAMBERS.
CARRIES on Chairmaking, Wheelwright, and
houne and 5ign painting at Curwuiisville,
Clear9cld cn. All orden promptly attended lo
Jan. 5, 1858.
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Clearfield, Pa., Ofllre In Bhaw'i How, op
posito the Journal office.
doo. 1, 1818. tf.
1)I.ASTr.KIXfJ. The mbscriber, having
located hiiusolf In the borough of Clearfield
would infvrm the public that be is prepared to
do work ii? the above lino, from plain lo ornamen
tal of any f'cril'tion in a workmanlike manner.
Also whitewashing and repairing done in a noal
ynanner Red on reasonable terms.
Clearfield, April 17, ISST. Jy.
TAKE CAKE OF Til EM It
nR. A. M. IIILI.M, desires to announce to
- a. i. 'Mian .nil i.MWUI, VII 1. b Jl U IB UU.
Ming all of his time to operations in Dentistry.
hose desiring his services will find him at his
iffice, adjoining hli residence at nearly all times,
Od always on Friday and Saturday, nnlesi
Mire to the contrary be given la the town pa
r the week previous.
; N. It, All work warranted to be satisfactory.
. Clearfiold, Pa. Sept 22nd, 1868.
To all wantiwj Farms, t advertitemfnt 'j
MY W I I 'll.
WHITTXJt r AN IXVALID.
Jheard her, oh how cautiously,
Upon wiy tsed-Toom doors
heard hor step as noislossly,
To my couch acrosi the floor ;
folt her hand upon my templei press,
Her lips just touching mine:
, nd in my anguish and distresi,
'Twere siuful to repine,
ur pilgrimage is noarly through
We've passed life's mountain brow;
thought I lovid her years ago
1 know I lore her now.
ur face was hovering ovor iniue,
Her warm tears on my cheek j
or whispered prayer o thought dirino,
Itote fervently but moek.
Ber bosom rested on my arm,
I felt its tremulous throe;
knew Ihe cause of its alarm,
And felt its sourco of woe.
ind then the blood my system through,
Came pressing on my brow
thought I loved her years ago,
I krow I lovo her now.
Thus watched that tried and patient one,
Hy night as well as day ;
In fadnoiis and almoat alone,
Here ft of sleep deprived of rest
Oppressed born down with oara,
'Till ob, her labors have been blest,
FurGud has beard her prayer.
Her chek reaumos its wonted glow,
And placid is her brow
I thought I loved her yean ago,
I know I love her now.
The Russian General Suvarof His
Tlic most active nn J terrible of nil the
figures ol t he Court of t lie Emprens Cathe
rine of Russia, was old .Suvarof, the con
oueror of Bessarabia and Poland. This
old man, whoso instinct for blood was
that of the tiger, exhibited in public and;
private tho manners of a btiiloon. No
one who saw the weather-beaten ami
shrivelled figure tracing the streets of 8t. '
Petersburg, liopping on one loot, nnd
gambling with a train of boys at his heels
to nhom he threw tipples to make them
sctnmbleand fight while ho cried out, "1
am Suvarof," would have imagined it was
the same man, the successful general, the
ferocious despot, who conducted in person
the massacre of Warsaw, twenty thousand
of whose inhabitants he rut to pieces;
and fe.di'd on a heap of bodies, in the
market-place, granted pardon to tho refet.
Sinco At tiln, perhaps the world had not
witnessed so barbarous a warrior; indeed,
his savngo conduct in the field, his eccen
tric manner nnd course of lifo, seemed to
indieato the pre.-ence of insanity. A sketch
of his mode ot lifo may not bo uninter
esting. Suvarof rose from the ranks and advan
ced step by step to the rank of commander-in-chief,
and, whether with the army
or at court, his life was that of an ancient
Scythian. On such occasions as he came
to St. Petersburg, he refused theclium
bers in the palace, and slept in the car
riage in which ho traveled, livery even
ing at six he retired to rest, nnd rose at
two o'clock very morning. After a bath,
administered by half a dozen soldiers,
armed with pails of cold water, he break
fAsted u;id reviewed his troops.
His dinner was in readiness at eight
every morning, and this, like his first
meal, consisted of ox flesh, brandy, and
coarse rye bread. All who were invited
to such repasts and he was passionately
fond of company trembled at the pros
pect of such eavage fare. His appetite
was enormous; anu oiten, in the nmuiio
of nn entertainment one of his aids-decamp
was seen to approach him, and bid
li i in in an authoritative manner, not to
eat any more, "liy whose orders am I
forbidden T" the General would then de
mand. "J5v order of Marshal Suvarof
himself," was the reply. Upon which tho
General rising would say, "He must be
obeyed ;" and, in like manner, he cau?eJ
himself to bo commanded in his own
name, to walk, drink, sleep, or perform
any other business of the day.
Sometimes ho visited the hospitals in
the character of a physician. .Such ns
seemed extremely ill he ordered to swal
low quantities of rhubarb and salts, hut
those who wore slightly wciisposca he
treated with a few dozen lashes. Hu was
frequently known to drive all tho sick out
of tho hospital faying, "it is not permitted
tho soldiers of Suvarof to be sick." He
was accustomed to drill his men himself,
nnd ut tho siego of Ismail wai seen mount
ed on a bare-back Cossack harse, in his
shirt, putting his soldiers through their
exercise, ana cutting at inetn witn ins
cone, in tho midst of the snow, and of the
shells fired from the Turkish batteries.
When in camp his soldiers were never
awakened by the drums beating reveille,
but instead, the General nmre.hod out of
his tent, and crew three times like acock ;
and this woa alwuys the signal used,
whether his army were to rise, to march
or ruh to battlo. His hatred of the
French was extreme, and his feeling
toward the huropenu powers generally
was evinced by tho different ways in
which he made his soldiers oharge with
the bayonet. When he said, "March
again& the Folos I" the soldier plunged
bis bayonet oncoi "March against the
Prusssiansl" and the soldier struck twice;
"but when he said. "March against the
excrable French J" the soldier made two
CLEARFIELD, PA WEDNESDAY, JULY
thrusts forward, a third on tho cround.
and there stuck and turned round his
With all this ferocity, he was extreme
ly superstitious. He made his nlliccrs
pray loud nnd long before their compa
nies and like Ciesar, wus fearfully punc
tilious as to which foot ho placed first on
his carriage step, or first put in motion
when commencing a march. In his do
mestic relations this barbarian displayed
tho samo -eccentricity ns marked every
other phase of his lifo. llo quarreled with
his wife nnd son, to whom ho preferred
his nephews, tho Princes tlortseliakoh",
and he refused to see or recognize his son ;
but when Catherine mado the young Su
varof an oftieer of her Guards, the father
said, "As tho Empress chouses I shall
have a son, bo it so; but, for myself, I
know nothing of the mutter." He had
also a daughter, a maid of honor nt Court,
and who was chieHy remarkable for her
idiotism. Afternn abxnceof twelve years,
the Marshal, having appointed a meeting
with her, in tho hoii.e of a third party!
tho girl looked at him nnd said, "Ah, fa
ther, how hi you have grown since I last
saw you!" In French this would have
been a p'.ay upon wo:"l, hut in Russian it
was a laughable blunder.
This horrible brigand, who was said to
have tho body of nn ape, tho eyes nnd
mouth of a wolf and hyena, was, with res
pect to mono" tho most disinterested and
Kenerous of men. l'rom time to lime
Catherine offered him splendid presents,
all of which ho rejected. " He gave away
handfuls of money in charity ; und it was
only when men asked him to grant him
their lives that ho refused. One of the
most peculiar traits related of him, is,
that he used frequently to shut himself
up for a month to study the dead lan
guages, and that ho spoke Hebrew better
than German or French. After a victory
he was fond of sending an epigrammatic
bulletin to tho capital, a:-.d once plagia
rised Ciesar's famous despatch. "V-ni,
vidi, vici," I came, I saw, I conquered
appropriately omitting, however, the sec
ond word, for ho despised 'nctique, and
merely rushed at his olj'-ct like a bull
? . , . ,i , i i
Aimin, contrasting the rival generals.
with himself he sa.d, Kan.cnskoi knows I lthcm they crowd the cells of tho watch
war but war knows nothing ol h.m. I do : hoUse very ni )lt ai, f,.om froqilont
not know her, out she knows me. As tpipructico tiey becotiio so hardened that
OUiWMUl, HU IH;illM- RIIIM13 llll,
known by her1" Upon the accession of
Paul, that Emperor having changed the
dress of his soldiers from the Kussian to
tho French fashion. Suvarof, disgusted nt
a costume which he considered too cH'emi
nite, exclaimed, ''Hair powder and curls
nre not cannons, nnd tails nre not bayo
nets." This sarcasm, which, in tho Kus
sian tongue, forms nn apothegm in rhyme,
having spread through tho army, was tho
cause which induced the Emperor to re
call Suvarof, and dismiss him from the
A Balloon in a Storm Si nuclar Phe
nomena. Mr. .Wise, 'he great teronnut,
made his tvo hundred and twenty-eighth
ascension, nt Lancaster, Pu,, on Tuesday
last, nnd furnished to tho editor of tho
Erprets, the memoranda of his atmos
pheric observations, from which wo con
dense the following :
"When I got up several thousand feet
1 observed four distinct rain storms at dif.
ferent distances around me, one of them
not far off. As I ascended a little higher
nnd hnd moved slowly onward, my mind
was turned to atmospheric phenomena.
A little to tho north cast of mo there
hung a huge cloud, spread out uliove, as
near as I could judge, about two miles in
diameter, and terminated below by a great
cul de toe of the vaporous mass I had no
idea that this, or the moro distant storm
clouds, were giving out rain, hut took it
to be nn incipient storm, preparing for a
thunder gust, and thus 1 approached it
cautiously. As this remark may create
surprise from the impression that tho
same altitude of cloud and balloon would
necessarily cause the same velocity of
bodies in motion, I must say that that is
not the case. There aro positive and neg
ative powers at work in the upper regions
that often make it otherwise. When 1
got near it J. tounu iv giving uui .lujiiuusj
shower of rain, first indicated br the rust
ling noise it produced in falling upon tho
It was to me a very singular formation
of rain a storm-cloud piving out rain
without accompaniment of thunder and
lightning, and Us great ucder, suspended
Irom ino mass oi vapor, nung uuwu near-1 ti10ri expired on tho oth ot May, in Ber
ly to tho earth. In a few moments more iin) Prussia, nt theadvaneed age of nincty
the balloon had reached tho outer large Ono years. He had out-lived three gener
drops of rain, and ns they glanced over ationa, his reputation as a man of science
tho side of tho oiled surface, they flashed j Wfls world-wide, and ho had been a witness
like shooting stars, and so luminous were 0f tj,e most thrilling events that had ever
several of them that I could not divest transpired in the history of the world.
myself of tho alarming impression Hint .jjewas born in 1709, seven years before
there was fir pelting ngainst tho balloon, (i,e American revolution, and had een
and I made a precipitous descent, so much I 01)r COnntry emerge from tho condition of
so, that in a few minutes 1 found the ftir-!ftfew jparsoly settled colonies to an indo
ship crashing into tho npplo orchard of i ,,Cndcnt empire, extending from the At
Tobias Kreider, and the grappol catching ' (an'io to the Pacific Ocean, numbering
hold of one of the trees, obliged mo to; thirty millions of inhabitants, nnd second
cut tho ropo nnd bound over tho tree ' j0 ,lono jn ull that constitutes truo great-
tons, when I threw a line to jur. uenry
Landis who held on to it manfully, until
we got more assistance.
"Upon resting here a few minutes tho
storm cloud had passed on several miles
ahead, and in a few minutes more, Mr.
Metlarand Mr. John Landis had secured
me the grapel and I rose a second timo.
Tho balloon having now lost a considera
ble quantity of gas, which being compen sated
bv an adequate disposal of ballast,
put it in order for a higher ascent than the
first, and un 1 went accordingly,
short time i overtook the storm
n.ruin Knt urns nnur mounted to a hciahti
where I could reconnoitre it more thor- Alexander Von Humboldt received a
onghly, and found that it had a long high education in the University of Cot
downward protruding neck, and was tengen, where his taste lor tho scienoes
muoh the shape of a balloon with along was cultivated with assiduity. HU fame
peck to it. It was a water spout trailing as a minerologist was early established,
"1 ft VU1
over the land, uniquo in appearance, and
mo nuge. elephant with suspended
trunk, it moved slovenly along. Above
and about it large emulous clouds in de
tached mpsses were Homing around, av
parent! mingling with its top. Custiii'is
my cyo to the sonthwost I beheld another
or these meteors approaching the former,
ana tho balloon between them rnado mo
eel at loat cautious of a concussion, and
besides that I was sure tho two combined
would bo more likely to make a violent
thundertsol in than 0110 nlone. This phe
nomena was so interesting to behold that
1 could not persuade myself of the dan
ger Biitheient to muko it prudent to de
scend until the largo ram drops aain
alarmed mo by their luniinoun corusca
tions as they glanced over tho surface of
tho balloon, although the sun was shining
on it at the time. All tho time of obser
vation of the two clouds, I could discov
er no uprising current as is the case in
thundeigusts, These meteors, which I
take to be of the water spout class, had
certainly very dillerent actions, and evi
dently depended upon verv dillerent
means for their sustenance. I have here
simply stated tho facts as observed, r.nd
must leave the deductions for moro scien
tific minds, and for mote extended obser
vations. Ah above stated, tho fiei v rain
drops caused mo to make a sudden de
scent upon the farm of Mr. David P.ear,
in East Earl, about 13 miles from Lancas
ter, when Mr,
.Tnmil. A .. I. !...!!..
j furnished me with am.nnr fi ,
Concord, where I intercented the,,,..;..
ol cars, and reached Lancaster at dusk -
-f I . l , a I .
I was one hour and thirty minutes engag
ed in this most interesting atmospheric
Facts to he Pondered. A recent writer
makes some points about tho bad state ol
morals .hat the young men of the present
day in too many instances give evidence
of, w hich merit tho attention of parents us
veil us young men themselves. Ho asserts
that the young men of our country tiro
retrogading rapidly from the truo stan
dard of manhood, and says that juvenile
rim inula una i-k...A . - ! l IT.
l"-"1"1"""' o "iviv uuimri kus in wit U in
ten Qimrs, proportionately, man in any
riti,. ,,,',' Ti. ....;:.., ...n J,-
they court an opportunity for the commis
sion of enmo; wickedness is rooted in
their natures; for them the dark dun
geons of a prison have lost their terrors,
and they become resigned to their fate
with all tho composure of veteran crimi
nals. He attributes this partially to the fact
that the influence of home is slackened at
too early a poriod, ind tho romantic and
vicious tendencies of youth are allowed
full scope. Parent and child beconio en
tire strangers ; thrown on tho world w ith
out constitutional firmness to resist its in
fluences, they become tho victims of such
Another cause of this deueneracv. is t!.e
intellectual styleof education followed by j mental toil, whereby the sphere of man's
our schools, to tho exclusion of tho moral, j information has been greatly extended
In the fear that many of the schools will and enriched. His memory was prodi
berome sectarian, they d:scard tho Bible giotn, his intellect active nnd acute, nud
entirely, abandon religious instruction, 1 bis taste exquisite; and over everything
nnd leave scholars to pick that up for which he wrote he threw the charm of a
themselves. Meantime children aro edu- ! genial dipooition and a generous heart.
cated to become "smart men," to the det-! For the past fifty years lie has been the
rimcnt of morality, physical health, j Nestor of Science, and has gone down to
und everything dse that is desirable. the grave bearing the esteem of all nicli,
This is all wrong. A boy, he says may and "laden with wealth nnd honors no
ne educated intellectually, and yet may
be morally depravod, and the present el
ucationul system is inaugurate precisely
this state of things. There aro other
children, nnd young men, whose parents
aro brutalized by rum, -leaving their off
spring to grow up in idleness and dissolu
tion. These must bo approached by the
friends of education and reform, and treat
ed as huniati beings, and when it is possi
ble, elevated above tho degraded position
that their parents confine them to. Then
our school education must be improved,
so as to combine moral with intellectual
instruction, and parents must devote more
attention and care to tho nome-trainina of
their children. Unless these suggestions,
1 ai . - .. .
neconio me ruie oi practice in this coun
uy, n requires no propnei s cyo to pre
dict, me disastrous enu uiai ino corrupt
channel into which tho young men of A
merica are falling, will ultimately lead
Baron Von Humboldt.
'i'hia great philosopher, traveler and au-
Iiefsg Ho saw the old French Jlevolution
rise in glory and go down in blood and
gloom ; ho witnessed the rise of Napoleon
the Great, and beheld his own hind (Prus
sia) crushed boncath the despot's heel a
mere serf lo France; ho again saw; tho
Corsioan Conqueror chained a prisoner in
St. Helena, and his rvholo kindred ban
ished from Gaul; and now, just as his
eyes were closing forever, tho tramp of
armed mon fell upon his ear, going forth
once more to battle under tho banners of
a Bonapaite and a Cmsar the Gaul and
the German aud who can tell w hut the
end will be?
and at 23 years of age, he was appointed
to tho important government poet of Su
perintendent of Mines in Frnnconia.
Having lelt a strong desire to visit distant
hinds, ho soon resigned this situation, nnd
sold a largo estate to furnish means lor
traveling in America. After many disap
pointments, ho wai at last enabled to visit
the New World tinder the patronage of
tho Spanish government, and in 17'J0
commenced to explore the great valley of
tho Oronooo. During the live years he
was a traveler on our continent, ho visit
ed tho sources of tho Amazon, climbed
the snow-capped peaks of tho Andes, nnd
under a hurtling sun traversed vast plains,
pestilential swamps, and barren deserts
where tho foot of white man had never
It allbrds ns much pleasure to state that
Baron Von Humboldt included a portion
of our own country within his extended
American tour, llo visited our principal
seaboard cities, and was personally known
to some of our distinguished men. He
quitted this country in 1804, and returned
So his native land. Our institutions made
a most favorable impression upon his
mind, and he ever afterwards retained a
pleasant recollection of our people. His
published accounts of these travels at
tracted the attention of the whole civili
zed word. The field was fresh, the power
of the author's description was vivid ; they
were filled with thrilling incident, and
contained a mass of new geographical, bo
tanical, and mineralogical information of
the most interesting character. His fame
was at once established by their publica
tion, and honors poured in upon him from
the scientific associations of ull lands.
They were printed in seventeen large vol
umes, richly illustrated with figures of tho
suljects. They embraced geography, zool
ogy, botany, mineralogy, the natural his
tory of animals, astronomy, geology, cl -matology,
in thort, every brunch of sci
ence. So varied and profound were his
attainments, it was at once felt that he
stood out in bold relief as the most ac
complished traveler that ever lived. We
would be neglectful, however, of a sacred
duty, if wo were to forget to stato, in con
nection with this subject that he bad for
an associate tho celebrated French servant,
Donpland, who accompanied him in his
journeys, and assisted in his literary la
bors. Of late years, tho name of Humboldt
was made moio widely known by his
"Cosmos," a work written during the
long nnd pleasant twilight of his life, in
which he considers (and in this view ho is
right) nil created things as linked togeth
er forming one uniform whole, and afford
ing evidence of ono great creative mind
as the author of the visible creation. This
work has been translated into several lan
guages our own among tho number and
is repleto with curious, varied and pro
Of this great man wo can truly testify
he was a benefactor to the human race,
nnd his career is a noble example of a
Ion a lifo well snent in severe physical and
j tIy won."
Visit to a Powder Magazine.
The precautions in visiting powder
magazines in Europe aro greater thon in
this country, where tho "free and equal
rights, democracy" would hardly submit
to such rigid rules as nre enforced. It
would be considered quite condescension
enough on the part of an American "sov
ereign," particulary ono of tho Young
America school, to throw nway a lighted
cigar. He would have to do something
moro than that before gratifying his curi
osity with a sight of tho stores of powder
in some of the fortresses on the other side
of tho water. Yet, with a rigid obser
vance of "the rules," established nnd
printed, perhaps a century ago, danger of
being blowed up is not always avoided,
A friend tells us an anecdote illustrative
of the fact that rules are not always ap
plicable to a new stato of things, lie vis
ited a largo fortress in tho northern part
of Holland, and being the son of an old
soldier and an artist, in pursuit of objects
of interest to sketch w ith his pencil, ho
was permitted to look into the powder
magazine, where more than a h und rod
thousand pounds of powder were stored.
The strong stone building was fenced a
round with a strong wall, outside of which
wii3 a little anteroom, whero tho appli
cant tor uumission entered and rapped
upon mo woouen uoor witu a wooden
KiiocKer, wnen a iimo wieKot opened up
on its wooden hinges, nnd the keeper
snowea ins visage anu uo-nanueu his pass.
This being all right, ho was directed to
pulloll'his boots on tho further side of
the room, the wooden floor of which was
kept free from all possible isignofdirt.
Then, after brushing his stockings nnd
dasting all his garments, he wus furnished
a pair of cloth slippers, and then put
through the course of questions that wero
tied up with "red tapo" at tho "WHr-of-fiee"
in the time of his great-grandfather.
"Do you smoke ? Then leave yonr
pipe and tobacco, nnd your Hint, and your
steel and tinder."
Each of these articles had to be deposit
ed seperate. so as to bo shure the flint and
steol should no', by any charm got togeth
er, although a hundred feet from the pow
der, and behind two thick stonewalls.
Happily our friend had none of these in
"Have vou any knife, key or article of
steel ? lit hud, and was required to lay
TERMS-$l-25 per Armum"
thorn nway carefully In sopaiate places.
Have you any gold, silver or coppef
coins? J ortunntely, although a travel
ingnrtist, ho had some of these needful
accompaniments of a traveler. He wS
required to show what he had, and make
a special deposit, without retaining a in
"Have you Any other pieeo of melal,
Hint, glass or mineral of any kind about
you? 11 bo, you must leave that behind-.
Haying pone through with all "tho for
malities," the door opened upon its nois
less wooden hinges, Hnd tho "safo visitor
was permitted to outer Iho oourt-yard
which was crossed upon a path of ntitr
friction material to the wooden door dt
the magazine, which he entered and walk
ed up and down with noisless tread be
tween tho long rows of powder casks, pi
led tier on tier, in quantity suOicieut to
destroy as many lives and as much prop,
ertyas tho late great explosion atUn
"You are very particular," said the vis
itor to the keeper, "to avoid all possible
chance ol accident?"
"We simply obey the rules," he re
How those rules do need amen ling ami
adopting to the present age of the world
though our friend, just at that moment,
as he drew his hankerchief from his pock
et and applied it to' his face, more to hide
any change of countenance than for any
other purpose, at the same time declaring
himself fully t.otisfied with what he had
seen, ond expressed a wish to retire, and,
without wasting any timo, made a doci
ded movement towards the door. "Here,'
tho'the, "under the rules, they have di
vested me of every harmless copper, lest I
might carelessly drop ono upon the floor
and ignite n grain ot loose powder. They
have questioned mo as they did and old
Dutch burgomaster a hundred years ngo,
about my habit of smoking, so m to take
away my flint and steel. They have or
dered me to divest my pockets of all mer
lallic substances, lest by some possible
nischance some of them should ignite.-
1 wonder why they did not inquire wheth
er 'saltpeter will explode.' Fortunately
they allowed me to retain my cambrio
handkerchief, and in feeling in my pocket
for that, I have discovered tho box of
friction matches that I used to light my
cigars, I think I will retire, resume my
coppers and my keys, my and finger rings,
put on my boots, nnd give the customary
coins to the attendants, and go away quite
satisfied that I huve conformed to all the
rules, and have visited a powder mngazina
with a box of friction matches in mt
pocket, It is nil right; but thank Heav
en I urn now on the outside of the ontef
Antecedents of Leading Actors.
Mrs Siddons was formerly a lady's wait
ing maid ; Forrest, the American "howler"'
was an errand boy in a Philadelphia cro
cory store ; Murdock is the son of a bakor(
nnd used to serve his lather's customers
from a largo basket which he carried on
his head; Billy Burton was oncea "printer'
devil" in a London printing office; Barney'
Williams was, for many years, a regular
New York " dock-wolloper;" J. R. Scott,,
when a "peevish" boy served as cabin
"flunky" on an oyster vessel in the Fhila
dolphin trade ; Charlotte Cusbman, before"
she turned actress, made a living for her
self, and mother and sister, by tho needier
(all honor and praise to her!) Collins,
tho Irish Comedian, served an apprentice1
ship under a Dublin barber, and is ever
unto this day reckoned a good 'shaver,'
Charles Matthews was a gentleman born
but was so unfortunate as to lose his title t
.T Tl IMItat-lai in Ilia "wn ftf it minemtth '
I still living in Wilmington, Deleware; J.
lJt i'M. V- aVSU-1 1 1 I'M 11 " IllVi ij m uuwuci T
and used to "kill for Keyser," whosi'
slaughter house was in Spring Garden.
Philadelphia; one of tho California "stars'T
is a native of Newfoundland, and is th(
son of a "mackerrcl catcher; " (we would
not give his name for the world he'd
be tho death of us;) Ned Bingham wai
first a gallant soldier, next a clever ac
tor, and now a vender of first-rate clgSrr
and tobacco; Georgo Jordan, the hand'
some and talented "fop" actor served af
apprenticeship to tho printing tade, and
is said to be ono of the most rapid type
stickers ever "turned out" of Baltimore"
(en pnnia'U, we hear that George has be-
come disgusted with the stngo, nnd in
tends resuming his "case" at tho stand ;)
Pl.icido commenced his public career b
playing second-fiddle on a Missisippi flat
boat ; J. E. Johnson was once a pill-maker
in London, but finding mirth to bo th
better kind of medicine, he cast asido hii
mortar and pestlo, and turned his atten
tion to comic singing, at which ho is "sltln
ning ; Oarrick's fathor kept a tertpifi alley i
Laura Keono was once a bar-maid in a sa
loon, and could mix a "gin-sling" and
a "brandy smash,' with the best of thcin j
of McKean Buchanan's early lifo we know
nothing like "Topscy," we "guess Ja
was'nt born but prowed ;" Bouroicault ir
tho sou of a Worcestershire gardener,
which pursuit he followed sereral yearc
beforo going on the stngo (this will ac
count for hit "cabbaging" propensities;)
John Brougham was raised in a charitable)
soup-house, in Dublin, hence he is called
a "broth" of a boy; Chnnfrau Is a
carpenter by trade; Charles Whoally serv
ed several years at tho taylorng business.
A number of California actors rose fram
obscurity. One of the most "airy " '(
thorn sold "swill-milk" on the Fine Points,
New York, several years prior to his debut
on the stage. It will be seen from the
above that "pouerty and law birth, th
twin jailors of the daring hea t," are not'
barriers to the attainment of fame and
position in tho dramatic profession. Ex'
Tui trees of Washington county, Vfc, eye
alive frith locusts.