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TM establishment is now supplied with an extensive
assortment of JOB TYPE, which will be increased as the
patronage demands. itican now turn out PRINTING, of
♦very description t in a nest and expeditions manner—
Auden vgry reasonable terms. Such as
• Business Cards, Handbills,
Bill Headings, Blanks,
Programmes, Bills of Pare,
jar DIMB of all kinds. Common and.llldgmentßONDS.
BCIIOOI, Justices', Constables' and othei BLatras, printed
correctly and neatly on the beet paper, constantly kept
for sale at this office, at prices "to suit the times."
*** Subscription price of the LEBANON ADVERTISER
One Dollar' and a Halt' a Year.
Address, 'Wm. H. BRESLIN, Lebanon, Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Has removed his office to the Mt tiding, one door ate
tit Leudertutich M Store, oppositethe Washington House
BOUNTY and PENSION claims promptly attended
[April 8, '61.--3m.
JACOB WEIDLE, jr.,
;.ITTORAIE.III- colT -11.411111 V
iThrFICS, northwest corner 'Market and Water Ste.,
[Lebanon, January 18, 181 W--1309
S. T. McADAIII,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
IIAS unigisn his office to 'Market Street. opposite
the Letiatton Bank, two doors North of Widow
Lebanon, Idnich T 26, '63, . _
416. t x- xx e.-37”.• t Ms
OFFIOE rem,,ved to Cumberland street, one door
East of the Lebanon Valley Bank. opposite the
Buck Hotel, Lebanon, re. (Jan. 6,'64.
ARMY AND NA VY
PENSION, EOUNTY, BACK PAY AND BOUN
TY LAND AGENCY.
Uagectrlll UOYER a ,
CS lir =At t .T.i 451.1217
riMIE undirsigned, having been licensed to prosecute
-claims } and having been engaged in the Bounty and
Peraion business, offers big services to all those who
ate thereto entitled, in accordance with the various
acts of COngrma. All such should call or address at
'save, and make their applications through
BABBLBP, BOYER, Attorney at• Low,
OFFICR removed to Cumberland St., one
door East of the Lebanon Valley Bank, opposite
the Buck [total, Lebanon. Pa. Rau. 6, 't4.
CYRUS I'. MILLER,
ffica In Walnut street, neatly opposite the Buek
ILy notel, tend two doors month tri n Karmany's
L tbanon, April 6,1884.4 y.
.11,7 r BO
DISTRICT ATTOItNEY. has removed his OFFICE
to the ROOM lately occupied by Dr. Deo. P. Line.
swearer, in Cumberland Street, Lebanon, a few doors
East of the I.isule [fete!, end two doors west of Gen.
Leban ti Dec. 17, 1862.
will. M. DERR,
TTORNEY AT LAW, Ciffi .o in Sticbter's
r Cumberland street. nearly opposite the Court
Ai, use. (Lebanon, May 6, 1.b63.-tf.
A. 'l'. WEIDLE,
ATTORNEY AT . LAW,
°eke _North .TVest Corner of Water
and Market Streets,
non Nov 18, 16153.—1y.*
GIIANT WEIDMAN, .
ATTO,_4IN EY AT LAW.
4 - NFFICNI. • in Unmhberland street, a few doors east of
Ui the Flegle liotel, in the °Mee late of his father
Cant. John Weidulan.doe'd
LOattou. Srpt. it 11$03.
Di*. P. EL it] ISM.
I , tho build ing formerly occupied by his father,
Lebanon, Dee. lb, 1866.
Dr. ti=t'ainuel S. Rielly
AFFERS hie professional sorvices to the citizens of
1 Lebanon and vicinity. OFFICE the residence
of Mrs. L. Buch. two door. West of Office of Or. Samuel
It Lan, dee'd, in Cumberland street.
Lebanon, April 1.5,1603. . .
rvt. GEO. P. LINE.AWEAVEIt, baring been ap
t/ pointed, by the Commissioner of Pensiond, a
Washington, Examining Surgeon for Pensions, is pre
pared to attend to all applicants for tension at his of
Ace, in Market street, next .1 ) or to tho Post Office.
Lebanon, March 25th, 1853.-6L°
DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP,
NOTICE is hereby given that the Co-partner
sisip heretofore existing between the under
signed, dealing in the Confectionary business, in the
Borough of Lebanon, has been dissolved by mutual
eonsent. The !looks will be at th Jo
ld stand for settle
went. OSE LOW gy,
Leto., Feb. 10,18114.] EiN ft Y N ABM.
FM- The business will be continued by the under
signed, JOSEPH LOWRY.
L Young Man who has had one or two year, experi
ill, ones in the Dry Goode. Boldness. and can 'peak tho
German and English
GOO langua DY ges- Apply to
EAR I DIFFENBACTL
Lebanon, Match 23,1864.
Doelost's Indigo Bine.
TNEALERS end Costotnere of•the sboTe Me/mated
LI :Wash Blue. will please take notice, that the' La
kis are altered to read
PUT UP AT
No. 233 North SECOND Street?, PHILA D'A.
The quality of this Blue will be the same in every
It la t.
warranted to color more water than twice the
same quantity of Indigo, and to go much further than
any oilier Wash Blue in the market. It dissolves per
fectly clear and does not settle on the clothes as most
of the other makes do. One Box diecolved In a half
pint of water, will make an good a Liquid Blue as any
that is made. at one third the cost.
As it le retailed et the same price es the Imita
tions and Inferior it.ticles, housekeepers will find it
very much to their ad vantage to ask for that put up
Blue put up after this date with. Barlow's
name on it is an Imitation.
The New Label does sot require a Stamp.
**..For Sale by Storekeepers ginerally.. ••
Feb. 24, '64.-6m. if.
.A NEW SUPPLY OF
subscriber has just received from New York
end Philadelptibi, a large stack of
WALL PAPER, FIREBOARD PRINTS, -
• BORDERS, DICTIONARIES,
WINDOW SHADES, dm,
of the very latest style, now manufactured for the
Spring trade. As the above Goods were all purchased
at the very lowest cash prices, he is enabloto sell
them at nearly the old prices, before the great rise In
paper took place.
Of WINDOW SHADES, he has a large and , plend id
Stock, plain, fancy, buff, green and gilt. Ac. PAPER
SHADES, neat pattern. plain, green. blue and gilt.--
Also, the latest and simplest style of Fixtures.
He bus glen a general assortment of
BOOKS AN!) STATIONERY
on hand. all of which will be sold on the most reason
„ His Ettore is in Walnut street, Lebanon, be
tween the Court House and the County Jail,
JOHN L. BECKER.
Lebanon, March 9, '64,
FITS! Frus! Furs!
A .11. BICHSIY, Merchant Tailor, respectfully an
-13., flounces to the citizens of I.ebrinou and vicinity
that be linej oat returned from the city with a fine as
C LOTH S, C A SSI 111 Elt ES, 1
all of which he will sell or make lip to order at I ,
prices to suit the times, at hie No. I Tailoring Estate
liehment In Keim's New Block, 4 doors South of the
Buck I! otel, South Walnut street.
All woit , entruated to hie care. will be manuthetur
ed Ina workmanlike meaner as to fashion and dura
Goods purchased elsewhere mill be cheerfully made
op to order on the usual moderate terms.
Having had years of experience in the Tailoring and
Dry•Gomis bnminess, and being inclined to turn to the
advantage of MR customers, at, the auventagee remit
log from maid acquirements, he feels satisfied that it
will - tie responded to by a very liberal share of the pub
Friends call once to please me after that please your
July 8, 103.
$25 « < Emplowmeut! $7 1
E will pay_ from $25 to $75 per months, and all
r!' expenses, practise:Agents. or give a commission:.
Particulars sent free. Address Eva BZWILCI MAcaixs
econionr; R. JAMllB,l2enerat Aleut,. Milan;
Nap 23,1801:. .
VOL. 15-NO. 44.
A HIGHLY CONCENTRATED
A PURE Totlic.
Dr. C. M.. JACKSON, Pliilad'a Pa.
* - Dyspepsia,
Chronic or Nervous Debility Diseases of the
Kidneys, and all diseases arising from a
disordered Liver or Stomach.
Stich as Constipation, Inward Piles ' Fulness or Blood
to the Head Acidity of.the Stomach, Nausea, Heart
burn, Disgust for Food, Fulness nr %%eight in the
Stomach. Sour Eructations,' Sinking or Fluttering at
the Pit of the Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hur
ried and Difficult Breathing, Fiat .rina at the Heart,
Choking or Suffocating Sensations when in a lyiugpos
ture. Dimness of Vision, Dots or Webs before the
Sight, Fever end Dull Pain in
. the Head, Deficiency of
Perspiration, Yellowness oytheOkin and Eyes. Pain
in ths Side, Back, Cheat. Limbs;ic , Sudden Flushes
of Heat, Burning in the Flesh, ennstant Imaginings
of Evil, and great Depression or Spirits. -
. And will positively prevent Yellow Fever, Bilfout
Meer, cec. - _
No Alcohol or Bad` Whiskey ?
They WILT, CURE the abovo _ageases - in ninety
nine eases out of a fiend/ed.
Induced by the extensive sale and universal popu
larity of lloolfland's German Bitters, (purely vegetable.)
ho-ts of ignorant Quacks and unscrupulous adventu
rers, have opened upon suffering humanity the loud,
gates of Nostrums in the shape of poor whiskey, vilely
compounded with injurious drugs, and christened Ton
,ies. titemaeldes and Bitters.
Beware of the innumerable array of Alcoholic prep-
Bastions in plethoric bottles, and big bellied kegs, un
der the modest appellation of hitters; which instead
of curing, only aggravate disease, and leave tie disap
pointed suff rer iu dispair.
HOOFL AND'S , tiKRISIAN BITTERS!
Are not anew and untried article, but have stood
the test of fifteen years trial by the American public;
and their reputation and sale, are not rivalled by any
The proprietors have thousands of Letters from the
PHYSICIANS, and CITIZENS,
Testifying of their own person at knowledge, to the
beneficial • effects and medical virtues of these Bitters.
DO YOU WANT SOMETHING TO STRENGTHEN YOU?
DO YOU WANT A GOOD APPETITE?
DO YOU WANT TO GUILD e:P YOUR CONSTITUTION?
DO YOU WANT TO FEEL' WELL ? . • .
DO YOU WANT TO GET RID OF NERVOUSNESS?
DO YOU WANT ENERGY?
DO YOU WANT TO SLEEP WELL?
DO YOU WANT .4. BItISK AND VIGOROUS FEELING?
If you do, use 1100FLANIPS GERMEN. BITTERS.
8er,../. Newton Brown, D. D., .Editor of the En:
cyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
Although not disposed to favor or recommend Pat
ent Medicines in general, through dietruSt of their in
gredient- 'and-effects ; I yet know of no sufficient roe
ions why a man may not testify to the benefits be, be-
Neves himself to have received from any simple prep. '
itratiom in the hope that he may thus contribute to the
benefit of others.
I do this the more readily in regard to Tloofland's
German Kittery. prepared by Dr. C. M. Jeekson, of this
city, because 1 was prejudiced against them for many
years,, under flu, impression that they were chiefly an ff
alcoholic mixture. lam Indebted to - my friend Rob
ert Shoemaker, Req., for the retnoval.of this prejudice
by proper tests, and for encouragement y them.
when suffering front great king Continued debili
ty. The use of three bottles ofillose Bitters, at the two
ginning of the present year, was ibllowed by evident
relief. and a:Monition to a degree of bodily and men
IinetITTIIMIT - Tillrlelclur mu.loa I.l' • ,
and bad almost despaired of regaining. I therefore
thank. Gal and my friend 'Mr directing me to the use
of them .1 NEWTON proawv.
PRILAVA JULIE, 23 net.
There are twiny preparations sold under the name of
Bitters. put up in quart bottles, compounded of the
cheapest whiskey or common rum, costing from ?.0 to
40 cents per gallon, the taste disguised by Anise or
This class of Bitters has caused and will continue to
cause, as long as they can he sold, hundreds to die the
death of the drunkard. By their use the system is
kept continually under the influence of Alcoholic Stint
'dents o f the worst kind, the desire for Liquor is Crete'
ted and kept up,and the result is all the horrors at
tendant upon a drunkard's life and death.
For those who desire and will have a Liquor Bitters,
we publish the following receipt. Get - Onc•Botas Hoof
hen s Germa Bitters and mix with Three Quarts at
Good Brandy or Whiskey, and the result will be a prep
aration that will far.excel in medicinal virtues and
true excellence any of the numerous Liquor Bitters in
the market, and will cost much leis. You will have
all the virtues of Hoofiand's Bitters in connection with
a good article of Liquor, at a much less price than
these inferior preparations will cost yoa.
AND TUE MENU OF SOLDIERS.
We call the attention of all having relations and
friends in the army to 'the fact that -1100 ELAND'S
German Bitters" will cure nine tenths of the diseases
induced by exposures and privations incident to camp
life. Iu the lists, published almost daily in the news
papers, on the arrival of the s'ck, it will be noticed
that a very large proportion are suffering from debili
ty. Every ease or that kind can be readily cured by
Iloofland's German Bitters. Diseases resulting from
disorders of the digestive organs are speedily removed.
We bare no hesitation in stating that. if these Bitters
were freely used among our soldiers. hundreds of lives
might be saved that otherwise will be lost.
We call particular attention to the following re
markable anti well authenticated cure of one of-the
nation's heroes, whose life, to use his own language,
been saved . hy the Bitters
PIIILADELPIIIA. August 23rd. 1862.
Messrs. Janes & Evans.—Nell, gentlemen, your Boot: ,
land's German Bitters has saved . my-life. There is no
mistake in this. iris vouched for by numbers` of my
comrades, some of whose name are appended, and who
were fully cognizant of all the circumstances of my
teas I am, and have been for the last four years, a
member of Sherman's .elebrated battery, and ender
the immediate command at Captain It. B. A3res
Through the exposure attendant upon my arduous du
i les. I was attacked in November last with inflammation •
of the lungs, and was for seventy-two days in the hos
pital. This was followed by...great debility. heighten
ed by an attack of dysentery. I was then removed
from the White House, and sent to this city , on board
-it...- Steamer -State of Maine" from which needed
on tiro 4140. ave been a
bout aslow as any wtwan
of vitality. Nora week or morea was scarcely utile to
wallow anything, and if I did force a morsel down, it
was immediately thrown..up again. • ' -
I could not even keep a glass of water on my stom
ach. Life could not lust under these circumstances;
and, accordingly, the physicians who had been work
fug faithfully, though unsuccessfully, to rescue me
from the grasp of the dead Archer, frankly told me
they could do no more for me, and advised me to see
a clergyman, and to make such disposition of my limi
ted Nude as best suited me. An.acquaintance who
visited me at the hospital, Mr. Frederick Steinbron,
Sixth below Arch Street, advised me, as a forlorn
hope, to try 3 our Bitters, and kindly procured a ba
le. From the time I commenced taking them the
gloomy shadow of death receded, and I am now, tluink
hod for it, getting better. Though I have bat taken
two bottles, I have gained ten pounds, and I feel eau
guine of being permitted to rejoin my wife and dough.
ter, from whom I have heard nothing for 18 menthe:
for, gentlemen, I am a loyal Virginian. from the vicin
ity of Front Royal. To your invaluable Bitters 1 owe
the certainty of life which has taken ton place of vague
fears—to your hitters will I owe the glorious privilege
of again claspitos to my bosom those who are dearest to
me in life. Very . truly yours, ISAAC MALONE
We fully concur in the truth of the above statement,
as we had despaired of seeing our comrade, Sir. Malone,
restored to health. . •
AMIN OUDDLEBACK, Ist New York Battery. ,
GEORGE A ACKLEY, Cu C 11th
LEWIS CHEVALIER, WM New York.
L E SPENCER, Ist Artillery, Battery r.
FASFAVELL, Co 113 d Vermont.
HENRY 11JEROKE, Co B do.- •
HENRY T MACDONAAD, Co C sth Maine.
JOHN WARD. Co E sth Maine.
HERMAN KOCH, CO LI 72. d New York.
NATBANI B THOMAS, Co It 95th Penn.
ANDREW J ItISIBALL, Co A 3d Vermont.
JOHN JurauNs, Co B loath Penn..
Beware of Counterfeits !
See that the - signature of .4). M. JACKSON? fs on
the WRAPPER of taw II bottle.
PRICE PER BOTTLE 75 CENTS,
OIL HALF DOZ. Fun $4 W.
Should your nearest druggist not have tl o ,article,
do not be put off by any ut the Intoxicating prepara
tions that may be offered in its place, hut sena to us,
and we will forward. securely packed, by express.
PRINCIPAL °FLUOR AND MANUFACTORY,
NO. Sal Attila ST,
Jones .411 c. Evans.
(Succebsor to O. U. JACKSON AV C 0.,)
FOR BALE by D. Eigo. Ross, opposite the' Court
Hones laserrom; and by Druggists awl psalm i n
*Tory town In tits United Stub's. - .
' - Nee ft, 185 E Iy. ;`
LEBANON, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1864.
* THE PROFESSOR'S ADVENTURE.
- Between eight and ten years ago I
engaged in a long vacation campaign
amone. the Alps of Savoy. I was a
lone.'.My object was not amusement,
but study. I occupied a professor's
chair, and was engaged 'in the collec
tion of materials for a work on the
Flora of the higher Alps : and, to this
erid, traveled chiefly on foot. My
route lay from the beaten paths and
passes; I often journeyed-for days
through regions 'where. there were
neither inns nor villages. I often
wandered froin dawn till dusk, among
sterile steeps unknown even to the
herdsman of the upper paSturages,
and untrodden save by the' chamois
and the hunter.'l thought myself
fortunate, at those times, if, towards
evening, I succeeded in . steering my
Way down to the nearest chalette,
where in company with a half 4ftvage
mountaineer and a herd of tnilch
goats, I might find the shelter of a
mitered roof, and, a supper of black
bread and whey. •
One one particular evening ,I had
gone further than usual in pursuit of
the Senecio unifloris, a rare plant
which- I hitherto believed indiffenous
to the southern valleys of Monte Ro
sa, but of which -I here succeeded in
in finding one•or two indifferent spe
cimens. It was a wild and barren
district, difficult to distinguish with
any degree of precision on the map,
but lying among the upper defiles of
the Val de Bagnes, between the Mount
Pleneur and the Grand Combin. On
the taste of rock strewn moss to
which I had climbed, there was no
sign of human habitation. Above
me lay the great ice-fields of Corbas
siere; surmounted by the silver sum- -
mite of the Gaffeniere and Combin.—
To my left the sun was going down
rapidly behind a forest of smaller
peaks, the highest of which, as well
as I could judge from Ostdwaid's
map, was the Mout Blanc de Chellon.
In ten minutes more those peaks
would be crimson ;in one short half
hour it would .be night.
To be benighted on an Alpine pia:
teau towards -the latter end of Sep-'
tember is not a desirable position. . I
knew it by recent eXperience, and,
I had no wish to repeat the experiment..
I therefbre began retracing my steps
as rapidly as I could, descending in a
northwesterly direction, and keeping'
a sharp lookout for anv chalet that
mlg it olfer a stieher - TOl. - 111 - 0,
Pushing forward thus, I found - myself
presently at the hea of a little ver
dant ravine, channeled, as it were, in
the face of the plateau. I hesitated.
It seemed, through the gathering
darkness, as if I could discern.vague
traces of a path trampled here and
there in the deep grass. It also
seemed as if the ravine tended down
towards the upper pastures which
were, my destination. By following
it I could scarcely go wrong. 'Where
there is grass there are generally cat
tle and a chalet ; and I might possi
' bly find a nearer. resting place than
I had anticipated. At all events I
resolved to try it. •
The ravine proved shorter than I
had expected, and instead of leading
immediately downwards, opened up
on a second plateau, through which
a well-word footway struck off ab
ruptly to the left. Pursuing this foot
way with what speedl might, I came
in . the course of a few - more minutes
to a sudden slope, at the bottom of
which, in a basin almost surrounded
by a gim n antie limestone cliff, lay
small dark lake, a few fields, and a
chalet. The rose tints had by this
time come and , gone,- and the snow
had put on that ghostly grey which
precedes the dark. Before I could
descend the slope, skirt the lake. and
Mount the little eminence on which
the housitt stood, sheltered ,by the
back ground of rocks, it was already
night, and the stars were in the sky-.
I went up to the door and-knock
ed,; no one answered. I opened the
door, all was dark ; I pausedheld
my breath—listened—fancied I could
distinguish a low sound; as of one
breathing. I knockedtwain. My
- MlRANZ 's eke iiutikeiVeadif;`"aill
a man's voice , said boarsely-7-
"Who is there ?"
"A traveller, rephod,, "seeking
shelter for the night?:"
A heavy . footstep Crossed the door,
a sharp flash shot through the dark
ness, and I saw by the .flickering of
tinder, a man's face bending over a
lantern. Having lighted it be said
with scared a glarico :towards the
door, "Enter traveler," and went
back to his Seat beside `the empty
I entered. The chalet was of a
better sort than those usually found
at so great an altitude, , co.nsisting .of a
dairy and 'house-plade, with, a loft
overhead. - A table, with :three or
four wooden stools, occupied the cen
tre of the room. The rafters were
hung, with branches of dried herbs
and long strings of Indian corn. A
clock ticked. in a corner.; a kind of
rude pallet upon trestles stood in a
recess beside the fire place ; and
through a lattice at the farthest end,
I could hear the cows feeding in an
Some What perplexed by the man
ner of my reception, I unstrapped my
knapsack and specimen box, took
possession of the nearest stool, and
asked if I could have slipper... •
Ny host looked AV with the air of
a man. intent :on other things. I re
peated the msthry.
"Yes," he sahi, wearily' ; ."yen,oan
With this; 'ercisse4;t6 the other
side of the hearth, stooped over a
dark object which until now I had not
observed, crouched in the corner, and
muttered a word' or two Cf
gible patois. The, object moaned ;
lifted up a wildered womaies white
face, and rose slowly from the floor.
The herdsman pointed to the table,
and went back to the stool and his
former attitude. The woman, after
pausing helpless, as if in the )effort to
remember something, wentout into
the dairy, came back with a , brown
loaf and a pan of milk which she sat
down on the table.
'As long as I live I shall never for:
get the expression of .that/woman's
face. She was young and,lfery pret
.ty,.'but her beauty seemed turned to
stone. . gvery feature herb - 9e seal
of unSpeakable • terror: 1144,try" gee-.
ture was .mechanical..: - .ln,the lines
that furrowed her brow,, was a hag
gardness more terrible than.the hag
gtlrdness of age.. In 'the locking of
her lips, there was an angit . ldhbeyond
the utterance of siordi3. hough she
'observed me, I do not think she saNi•
me.. There Was no recognition in her
eyes ; no, apparent consetousness of
any object or circumstance 'external
to the secret of her own de "pair. All'
this I noticed during' - the i few 'brief
moments in Which , she brbught me
my supper. That done, slk crept a
way, abjectly, - into the flame dark
corner, and sank down 'agah . i, a mere
huddled heap of clothing: -
As for her husband, there was some
thing unnatural in the singular im
mobility of. his attitude. There he
. body bent.forward; his chin
resting in his palms, his eyes staring
fixedly at the blackened hearth,, and
not even the involuntar . y..quiver of a.
nerve to show that he lived and
breathed. I could not determine his
age, analyze and observe his features
as I might. He looked old enough
to be fif,tty, and young enough
forty ; and was a-- fine muscular
mountaineer, with thit grave Cast of.
countenance which is peculiar; to the
Valasian peasant. "
I could not eat: - The keeness: of
my mountain appetite was gone: I
sat-as if fascinated, in the presence
of this strange pair ; obseifring both,
and apparently by both asjmuch for
gotten as if I had . never CrOssed their'
threshold. We reniained:- thus, by
the dim light of the lantern and the
monotonous ticking of the clock, for
some forty minutes or more; all pro,
foundlySOMC times the worn
. i n
an stirred, as if pain • tim e ssome .
file 'cows struck their htrens.:4olmir
the manger in -the '-aiia...icLligeii`The
herdsman alone E(at , Motionless, like 'a
herdsman east ithhrenze. .M.l;ongth,
the clock struck nine. I had by this
time become so nervous that I almost
dreaded to hear my own voice inter
rupt the silenee:• HoweverApushed
my plate noisily aside, and said, with
as much show of ease as I could mus
"Haire you any • place, friend, in
which I can sleep to night
He shifted' his position uneasily,
and, -without. looking round, replied
in the same form or words as before;
"Yes, you can sleep, traveler."
"Where—in the 'loft abosie ?"
He nodded alfirrnatiVety, took fhb
lantern frOin the - table and turned
towards the dairy: As We passed,
the light streamed for a moment over
the crouching figure in the corner,
"Is your wife ill ?" I asked, pans- ,
ing and looking back.
His eyes met Mine, for the first
time, and' a shudder passed over his
"Yes," he said with: an effort, -"she
was abont to, ask what ailed her,
but something in his face arrested
the question on my lips.. I know not,
to this heur, what that something
was. I could not .define :it, then;
cannot describe it now; but I hope I
May never see it in a living face a=
gain. • .
I followed him to the foot of a lad-
der at the further end of the. dahy.
"Up there !" he said, planing the
lantern in my hand*, and strodeheav
,ily back into the darkness:
I went up, and found myself in a
long, low gra nary, stored with corn
seeks, hay, onions, rocksalt, cheetes,
fitlii-temililtrjimilariala .s;S %Dv eor_
tress, a rug, and, a three legged,,steol.
My first care was to make a syste
matic hilkeci l ion of the loft and all
that.it contained. My next, to open
a little unglazed lattice with a slid
ing shutter, just opposite my bed.
The night was brilliant, and— a
stream of fresh air and moonlight
poured in. Oppressed by a'itrange;
undefined sense of trouble, l extur
guished the lantern, and, stood look
ing upon the Solemn peaks ',ind gla
ciers. Their solitude seemed to be
more than usually awful` ; ;their si-
p n o -c, plex...
ild con- i n n o o t re he t i h p an usually pro und. I
j te e lid e e t n u xl : 37 e s s setl a fB s l; t yV e i .ti
' cv atl h '111 : 1: t 1:1-I t iiQ h 1 nalt e di 1:31) :1: °. t f u
. mystery , might be.. The: mornan's
face haunted me like an evil4eam.----
Again and again ..1 *went (pm the
lattice, vainly, listening fora. , sound
i in the rooms below. . A log time
I went by thus, until at leng 1, over
powered by the fatigue§ Oft 'day, I
.stretched Myself' on - the attresS,
took my knapsack for a pilllw, and
fell fast asleep. ' lug
I can guess neither how my'
sleep lasted, nor from what manse I
awoke. I only know that iy sleep
was dreamless and profoutt ; and
that I started from, it ; snd,den , m i n,_
nnuntabi,,,,treinbiing in. eve :nerve,.
and pOtisessed;:of.an, ever . eliing
sense of danger. : - '. —. , - .. -, . •
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i • 1
looked round—l was alone, and the
Quiet' moon was shining as serenely
as .when I fell asleep. I 'got up,
walked to and fro, reasoning with
myself; all in vain. I could not stay
the beating of my, heart, nor could I
master the horror that oppressed my
brain . . I felt that I dared notlie
down again ; that I must get out of
the house somehow ; and at once;
that to stay would be death ; that
the instinct by which I was govern
ed must at all 'costs be obeyed. ,
I could' not bear it. R' °solved to
escape, or, at all .events, to sell life
dearly, I strapped cin, my . knapiack,
armed myself, with my iron-headed
alpenstock, - tobk my - large clasp knife
between my teeth, and began cau
tiously and noislessly to descend the
ladder. When I was about half.way
down, the alpenstock - , which I •was
studiously keeping dear of the ladder,
encountered 'a dairy vessel and sent
it clattering to •the ground; Caution
after this was useless.- I sprang for
ward, reached the outer room at a
bound, need found it to my amw
trient, deserted, with the door wide
open and the moonlight streaming in.
Suspecting a trap, my first impulse
was to stand still, with my back a
gainst the wall, prepared for a des-.
perate defence. All was. silent. -I
could only .hear the ticking of the
clock and.the heavy beating of my
own heart. The pallet was empty.
The bread and milk were still stand
ing where I had left them on the Ur
ble. The herdsman's stool still occu
pied the same spot by the desolate
hearth ; hut he and his wife were.
gone—gone in the dead of the night
—leaving me, a stranger, the sole
occupation of their home.
While I was yet irresolute whether
to go or stay, and while I was won
dering at the strangeness of my posi
tion, I heard, or fancied I heard,
something—something that might
have been the wind, save that, there
was no air stirring--something that
might;have been the wailing of a hu
man voice. I held my breath—heard
it again—followed it, as it died away.
I had not far to go. A line of light
gleamed under the door of a shed at
the back of the chalet, and a cry bit
terer and more piercing than any yet
heard, guided me to the spot.
I looked in—reeoiled with horror
--went back, as if fascinated; and so
stood for some moments unable to
move, to do anything but to stare
helplessly upon the scene before me.
To this day 1 cannot recall it without
something of the same sickening sen
Inside the but, by the light of a
pine torch thrust into an iron sconce
against the wall, I the herdsman
kneeling by tlie body of his wife ;
grieving over her, like another
; kissing her Arbite lips, wiping
blood stains from htr, yellow hair,
raving but inareculate cries of, pas
siotate remorse, and calling down all
the curses of heaven , upon his own
bead, and that of some other man
who had brought - this crime upon
him ! •I understood it all 119 w—all
the inisery, all the terror, all the de
spair. She had sinned against him,
,and he had slain her. She was-quite
dead. The very knife, with its bide
oils testimony fresh upon the, blade,
lay near. the door.
T. turned-,and fled—blindly wildly,
like a man with bloodhounds on his
track; now, stumbling over stones';
now., rushing forward faster than be
fore ; now, battling up-bill with strain
ing ungs and trembling limbs ; now,
staggering, across a level space.; now,
making for the higher ground again,,
and casting never a glance behind !
At length reached a bare platiau
-above the line of vegetation, where I
dropped exhausted:. Here I lay for a
long time, beaten and stupefied, until
the intense cold of approaching dawn
forced upon me the necessity of ac
tion. I rose and looked on a scene,
no feature of which, was familiar to
me. The very snow, peaks, though I
knew they must be the same, looked
unlike the peaks of Yesterday. The
very glaciers, seen from a different
point of view, assumed new forms, as
if on purpose to baffle me. Thus per
plexed, I had no,resource but to, climb
the nearest height, from which it was
_probable that : uanerp.)-3 , Sea—might
belt eparple mist turned .golden in
the east, and the sun rose. 1:
A superb panorama lay stretched
before, peak, beyond peak, glacier te:
yond glacier, valley and pine forest
and 'pasture 'slope; all flushed and
palpitating in the crimson vapors of
the dawn. Here and there I could
trace the foam of a waterfall, or the
silver :threat of a torrent; here and
there, the canopy of the faint blue
smoke 'that waved upward :from some
hamlet among the hills: Suddenly
my eyes fell upon a little lake--a sul
len pool—lying in the shade of' an:
amphitheatre of rocks some eight hui t
-Until that moment the night and
its terrors appeared to , have passed
away like a vision, but now the very
sky seemed darkened above me.---
Yes, there it ull lay at My feet. Yon
der was the path by which I had de
scended from the plateau, and, lower
still, the accursed chalet, with back
ground of rugged cliffs and overhang
Well might they lie in shadow !
Well might the sunlight refuse to
touch the ripples of that' lake with
gold, and to light up the 'windows - of
that douse with am illumination direct
from heaven. • •
Thus standing, thus looking. Own,
I became aware of a strange sound—
a sound sliarpnr and":lonower than
the fall of au - avalanche, and.nrilike
ax,thingAhat. L remembered! to live;
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self what it
,could be, or whence it
carne, I saw a considerable fragment
of rock detach itself from one of the
heights over-banging the lake, bound
rapidly front ledge to ledge, and fall
with, a 'heavy plash into the water be
low. It was followed by a cloud of
dust, and a prolonged reverberation,
like the rolling of distant thunder.
• Next-moment, a dark fissure sprang
into sight all-down the face of the
precipice--the fissure became a chasm
—the whole, wavered before my eyes
—wavered; parted, sent up a catar
act of ea - I:tic:and stones—and slid
down, down, down into the' valley.
Deafened by the crash, and blinded
by, the dust, I covered my face with.
my,hands, and anticipated instant
destruction. The echoes,. however,
died away, and were succeeded by , a
solemn silence. The plateau on
which I stood remained firm arictun ,
shaken. I looked up.
The sun was, shining as serenely,
the landscape sleeping as peacefully
as before. N - othing was changed,
save that a' wide white scar now de
faced• all one side of the great lime
stone basin below, and a, ghastly
mound of ruin filled the valley at its
foot. Beneath that mound lay buried
all record of the crime to which I had
been air unwilling witness. The
very mountains had come down and
covered it—nature had obliterated, it
from the face of the Alpine solitude.
Lake and chalet, victim and execu
tioner, had disappeared forever—the
place thereof knew. them no more.,.
THE SPEAKERS PAGE.
[Con erpoudent of the blioeourj liemoctatj
No one who has been accustomed
to attend the sessions of Congress
during the past fifteen years, has fail- ed to notice, at the right of the Speak
er, a tall, slim, pale-faced, bright
looking lad, Who gradually grew to
manhood, and still retained his posi
tion and title, which was that of
"Speaker's page." No matter what
party was in power in. Congress,
Thad Morrice was retained. 'Every
new Speaker found him an almost in
dispensible assistant. Standing just
at the Speaker's elbow, with his arm
leaning upon the 'desk, his chin rest
ing, upon his hand, which was be-.
tween the Speaker and the audience,
in that.attitude of whispering ta b- the
Speaker, the faithful' Tliaddeus hag
stood during many sessions of Con f .
gross, the prompter of Boyd, Banks,
Orr, 'Pennington, Grow and Colfax.
It is said he knew more of Parliamen
tary law than any man in Amcrica.
Ant he knew 'every hiethiiiir of the
House in all,these Congresses;it was
his special .busineis to know he—
No Speaker z eould get along withotit
such an 'assistant, at first. When
Pennington was Speaker, a good por
tion of all the words he uttered were
literally put into his ear by Thad.—
He did not know one-quarter of the
members even by sight, and was sad
]y deficient in parliamentary law.—
When any member arose, be would
say, athe gentleman from," generally
without the least idea what State he
.was to ,name, but so prompt was
Thad 11,0 give. it, and So unobserved in
doingso, - that not one in a' hundred,
who was riot ,cognizant with the pro
cess, would. rmagine -, but what. Pen
nington knew all the members. And
many and many a time the old man
would commence the statement of a
question, not knowing how he was to
finish his sentence, which was furnish
ed and finished by the youthful parli
amentarian at, his elbow. No Speak
er that ever presided over the House
was so well able to dispose with the
services that Thad, Morrice perform
ed as Schuyler Colfax, who is the
:most successful Speaker-ever elected
by an American Rouse of Represen
tatives ; yet Mr, Colfax cannot fail to
miss greatly the "Speaker's page,"
and many old members, amid the
bustle and hurry - of legislative affairs,
will find time to indulge in a retro
spective glance at, the services, and
pay a tribute to the memory of the
ever faithful Thadeus Morriee, whose
prompt and timely needful words will
never be whispered into the ear of an
"TUT ON THE BRAKE."
Pen ney Ivan ia, where railroad iron and
other products of the same substan
tialmetal are extensively manufac
tured, is situated on the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western. Railroad.
There is a very heavy ascending
grade for several miles Westward
from this place to overcome which
reqUires not a little power of steam
with an ordinary _train of cars. Jiist
before this part of the road was open
ed an officer connected with it had
occasion to go three or four miles
west to superintend some operations.
.lie took a light band car and two
powerful men to work it, one of whoM
was a German, not an accomplished
engineer, nor very familiar with the
working of railroads. They toiled
hard at tbe crank, working their way
up .tbe steep grade, landing their pas
senger, at his destined point, who
sent the car back to Scranton by the
Gerinan'altine, knowing that no labor
was required to descend:except when
it was necessary to heldla'ck by put,
ting on the brake.. Not having' re
ceived any specific 'directions, howev:
eras to the manner, he was
to. work his. Way dovin,lhe German
mounted theear, and thinking as it
had been such.,. severe labor for two
„men to take ,the car out it Would re
, quire .etili-capre• exertion for one to
work 6Actc, ',fie ;,applied. ,all 'his
strfngth , tp. the crank anitiraa, soon
moving ,with '• trerhen'doni"'velocity
•down.the: hill . toWardi 'On town' - n:nd
Abe -Amid n us thWiiiodd
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RATES OF POSTAGE,
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IL Pennsylvania, out of Lebanon ootuaty 3 1 4 cents pee
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Out of Mit State, 64 eta. per quarter, or 22 ots.s. year
f the postage is not paid In advance, rates are &title.
passed throtigh`' the town over the
last half mile, all unconscious of what
was before him, his danger excited
universal apprehension, and .the cry
was raised on every hand, "Put on
the brake I Put on the brake I" in
terpreting the, cry to .mean put on
more strength, be laid - riff his power
upon one last grand effort. Reach
ing the end of the road, where there
was. some heavy obstruction sufficient
to stop, a train of cars, the hand car
wits instantly converted into kind
ling wood, and the poor German was
thrown bead over-heels some twenty
five or thirty feet beyond - where it
struck. As he was: picked up in a
mangled condition, some one asked
"Why did you not put en the
brake • • •
'Pot on de Fake,' said be, "vy it
isb preak alt to pieces!"
And this was the ,end of that ride:
DEPTH OF SEAS,
It has been as`serted that in the
neighborhood of the continents 'the
seas are often shallow ; thus the Bal
tic Sea has a depth of only 120 feet,
between the coasts of Germany and.
Sweden. The Adriatic, between Ye.:
nice and Trieste, has a depth of only
130 feet. Between France and Eng
land the greatest depth does not . ex-:
ceed 300 feet, while.southwest of Ire. ,
land it suddenly sinks to 2,000 feet.
The seas in the South of Europe are
much deeper than the preceding.--
The western basin of the Mediterra
nean seems to be very deep. In the
narrowest parts of the straits of Gi
braltar it is not more than 1,000 feet
below the surface. A little farther
toward the east the depth falls to 3
000 feet, and at the south of the coast
of- Spain to neatly. 6,000 feet. On.
the nexthwdst of Sardinia, bottom has
not been found at the depth of near ,
ly 5,000. feet. With respect to the
open seas their depths are little
known. About 250 miles south of
Nantucket the lead has been sunk to
6,809 feet. 'ln north latitude, 'at 78
degrees, Capt. Ross has exceeded 6 ;
000 feet in Baffin's Bay. But the
most astonishing depths are found in
the Southern Atlantic.; west of the .
Cape of Good Hope 16,000 feet have
been found and the plummet has not
found bottom at 27,000 feet, west of
St. Helena. Dr. Yeung, relying up
on the theory of the tides, considered
justified in assigning about 15,000-to
the 2 Atlantic about 20,000 to the. Pa
cific. , ,
A 'PAM - OF SPASI4IB.—The Spiritus
al Harbinger lucidly says
"In the twelfth hour of the glory of
God, the life'of God, the Lord inGod,
the Holy Procedure shill crown the"
Triune Creator with, the perfect dis-
elusive illumination. Then shall the,
creation, in its effulgence, above the
divine seraphine, arise into the dome
of the disclosure in one compreheilr
sive revolving galaxy of supreme cre
To which the- Cayuga Chief learn
_edly responds t---
"Then shall blockheadism, the
jackassical dome of diselosive proce
dure:above the all-fired great leath
er fungus' of Peter Nipnineygo, the
great gooseberry grinder; rise into
the dome diselosiveuntil co- 'eqbali
co-extensive, and conglomerated
maxes, in one grand comprehensive
max, shall assimilate into nothing,
and revolve like a bob tailed pussy.,
cat after the space where the tail'
SEVERE ON - "PURE Ivort - i."—An ex
change paper maliciouslisayi : "You,
carry a beautiful cane—it costs three,
dollars—one dollar extra on account
of -its beautiful,, pure ivory head,
Your wife has a costly fan, with a.'
pure ivory handle. In your pycket
is a pure ivery.handled peak nife, iery
pretty and fine. On your table is a
aet of knives and forks - , with pure
ivory ;handles, and a - -little ektra ex
pease -they have coat for being of pare
ivory.. Tile-napkin rings are of piaref.
ivory. The rings in which are. the
-reins, of your costly double harness,
are pure ivory. The handles of beatii , ,
tiful parasols are of pure ivory—and -
aitiiiitralitti. — BrenViiitht
this "pure ivory" is• manufa6tilied:
from the shin-bones -of dead army
PAT'S IDEA OF STOCIL—Pat
hue was a "broth of a toy," right
from the "Gem of the Say," and he.
had a small contract on the Convai.
Railroad, in New Hampshire, in the.
year of grace,. 1855, inwhich, be a.
greed to take his pay part in cash,
part in bondS, and part in stock
The stock of this road, be, it reinem
hered---like many others—Was, not .
worth a "Continental," and has ,al-..
ways kept up its value with remark
able uniformity. In due time Pat,
having completed his job, presented
himself at the treasurer's office for :
settlement. The money, the bonds,'
and the certificate of stook were seem'
in his - possession,
."And what is this now ?" said Pat,
flourishing his certificate of stock,.
bearing the "broad seal" of the cor
poration. • -
"That is your stock, sir," blandly
replied the treasurer..
"And is this what I'm to git for Ms
labor? Wasn't me contract for stock?"
"Why, certainly : Ll4lt is your
stoek. What did you' expect I"-
“What did I expect .?!' said Pat,
excitedly; "what did . I expect.l-7.-,
Why pigs, and shape,= and horse!.
The tindergiinind.mailway iti Irove
York - will" east 64,260,000.