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Lebanon, April 1555.
GEO ;i GE CLARK,
3C iF ge 4c> ix Dent t •
d . 'I,F.FION C. Floury's New Building, opposite the
Ik, Eng Hotel, Lebanon, Pa.
Lebanon, January 25, 1866.
JOINT P. BOW RAN I
._••• •- • _, .ICP rt) z. tS.g t .
.. • • - .•.
. • • • Atir ROOMS over Mr. Ad
-1 ilk am Rise); Ilst Store, Cam-
S'berland St., Lebanon, Pa.
Lebanon, March 29, 1865:
S. T. IIIcADAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW ,
HAS REMOVED hie office to 141arket Street, one door
South of the American Mouse, better known so
Lobenon, April 12,1865. alt,7
t t am. oz. 3r et. law.
I I,FFIGE next door to the Firet National Bank, (late
1 Deposit Bank,) Cumberland street, Lebanon, Pa.
March 29, 11165.
(Late Capt. in the 142 d Pa. Vii.,)
3acria.33..tzr, 334stoclis.. papAND
OFFIOIi WITH HON. J.
PA. W. KILLINGEB,
Lebanon, March. 16,1865.—tL
ARMY AND NA VY
PENSION, BTU OUNTY,
LAND AGENCY. BACK PAY AND BOUN-
D AteLaz uovtao
Its - cr ni t
undersigned, having been licensed to prosecute
Icl:tiros and having been engaged in the Bounty and
Pension I:tallness, offers his Petricca to all those who
at a thereto entitled; in accordance with the various
nets of Congress. All such should call or address at
"net., and make their applications through
HASSLER BOYER, Attornerat-Lew,
Ceiettos removed to Cumberland St., one
door Enat of the Lebanon Valley Bank, opposite
the Back Hotel, Lebanon, Pa. Pan. 6, '64.
ATTORNEY -AT -LAW.
y l l7lOll with A. It. Bougbter, Esq., Cumberland
1,1 Street, nearly oppoelte the Court Home.
Lebanon, February 8,1886.
ATTORNEY -AT -LAW,
AYFICE in Stiebter'e Building, Cumberl
a and Street
1,1 nearly opposite the Court House, Lebnon.
Lebanon, June 16, 1864.--tr.
Attorne - st-at-,E 6 w
Uco In Watoutstreet, newly oppoeite the Pluck
Hotel, sod two doors Booth tri..n Harmony's
lobrolon, April 0,
.411. t 33L -3r La .
Ville° removed to °timberland street, one door
Emit of the Lebanon Valley Dank. oppos
au. ite he
Beek Hotel, Lebanon, Pa. P 6, 4 t
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ogice Nortt!, West orlier of Water
and Market Streets,
r_altiECAL.l+2-4^OD7, • Foes,.
OSPhe Eagle Itotel, i Onmbbert p
and street, a few doors east of
t the office late of his father
Capt. John Weldmane ,
Lebanon. Sept. 9,186a3.
amottice. of time, W1C,C11,404120.
111111elenbecriber,having been elected Justice nf the
Peace s would reepectfully Inform the public flint
he le now prepared toattend to the dutioe of hie office,
ne well en the writing of Deeds Honda, Agreemente,
and all business pertaining to a'Scrivener , at hie resi
dence in North LebanOn_TOWnshiP, about two miles
from Lebanon, near the 'Flannel, on the 'Union Forge
Hoed. HENRY J. LIGHT.
N. T.rbanon townsitip, 3 0 : 1665.-8..
A. STANLEY VLIRICIL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Has removed his office to the be ilditm, one door eas
of Lauderintleh Store, opposite the Washington House
1101:1NTY and PTANWI.ON claims promptly attended
to. pril 8,
zr 11. DEEG'S
ilfserftel Square, opposite the Market _Hoare, Lebanon, Pa.
rilllsl undersigned Ceipectfully Informs tLe public
that ho bee received an extensive stock of the
choicest and purest Liquors of all descriptions. These
gifLiquot is he is Invariably dispelled to sell at un
procedentedly low prices. •
• Druggists, Fermers,Elotel Keepers, and oth
ers will consult their own interests by buying of the
undersigned. L. IL DEER.
Kir Also, for sale, MISR (RR'S lIRRB BITTERS.
Lebanon, April 15, 1803.
FUME subscriber respectfully inform the public
that be was commenced the COOPERING Dual
. • Dean Ilt 11 Is residence on _Plank Bead
d ' i c = st i A street, about a square south of the
l all r (( w e • First Reformed Church. Tubs,
1---- ,_ . 'IF Stands, Barrels, hogsheads, Casks,
-•-- , ' or anything in lila line made or RE
PAIIth'D at short notice and on rue•
sociable terms. he solicits the Patronage or the pati
ne, feeling confident that his work. will compare fav
orably In worknasuablp and price with awy other.
JOSEPII IL fIASSEBT.
Lebanon, April 8,1886.
Juiit printed and for sale at this
office, Conditions for the Sale of Real Es
i:_ - :6:.(tii: - on
VOL. 1.6-NO. 48.
BROW 8 IWO
Whilst trying Coffee of all the varions brands.
Remember "BROWNING'S EXSELSIOR"—at the head
True, it's not like others 'that are "SOLD EVERY.
WHERE."- - •
A little stretch, we all do know, good goOds will easily,
(But a stretch like this Averywhere"—i a ver
apt to tear.)
Now, I can safely say, Without any hesitation, .
There's none like "BROWNING'S EXCELSIOR" in
this enlightened nation.' •
Skilled chemists have not, found a Coffee hum any
Possessing the same ingredients as "Browning's
Excelsior." ' .
Nor is there any one, in or out °nits : Coffee trade,
Who knows the articles from which "Bronruing's
I'm told its made from barley, rye, wheat, beana, and
Name .a thousand other things—but the RIGHT• ONE
if you please. ,
But with the Coffee men I will net hold,COntention
For the many, many things they-'say—too numerous
to mention. ' ' ' •
Whilst they're engaged in running round froin- store
to store . .
To learn the current wholesale gripe , of "Browning's
Some who know my Coffee gives perfect satisfaction
Nave farmed a plan by which they hope to cause a
The case—'tis with a few ; no doubt 'twill be more—
To name their Coffee after mine, (BROWNING'S
EXCELSIOR." , •
say theres the only. brai' that will stand a
try a little of Mein all—see which you like the
Three year's have passed away since I first sold a
Never have I in your paper advertised before ;
Nor would I now, or ever consent to publish more,
If like some usedsby"everybody ," "sold everywhere,"
in "every store."
A trade like this I do not wish; the orders I could
not fill ;
The factory all Jersey's land would take-=leave not a
foot to till.
My trade is not so very large ; still I think I have my
But, reader you may rest assured, "tie NOP "SOLD EV
Manufactured and for Sale by The writer,
George L. Browning,
No. 20 Market Street, Camden, N. J.
This coffee is not composed of 'poisbnoue drugs, it
contains nothing deleterious; many pereons nee this
Coffee that cannot use the pure coffee ; it takes but'
one and a half ounces to make a quart fr good strong
coffee, that. being just one-half the quantity it takes of
Java Coffee, and always less than hair the price:"
RETAIL DEALERS may purchase it in lees quanti•
ties than ten gross at my prices from the Wholesale'
Orders by mail from Wholesale Dealers prompt
y attended to.
Fob. 22,1866.-3 m. .
LEBANON TOBACCO FACTORY
vs lug undersigned are about locating in Lebanon,
what is essentially a
Missouri Tobacco Factory,
for the manufacture of Plug Tobacco. Our stock is
Missouri leaf; made up by Missouri hands, and our
machinery is of the latest and most efficient character.
We shall determinedly adhere to the policy of making
and selling only a
GOOD AND. . PURE ARTICLE OF TOBACCO,
and dealers, merchants and others, while they have
the privilege of buying directly from the mannfactur
er, thus saving to themselves the intermediate profits
heretofore paid the Jobber, are saved the risk of get
ting adulterated or poisoned tobaccos as when buying
unknown or irresponsible makes. . .
We obeli be ready to 1111 orders by the 10th of March
is. We can retail none—can sell, to no purchaser
less than 20 pounds.
Circulars and price list sent to any address on appli
ARV. In a few weeks we shall be prepared to manu
facture fine cut chewing and smoking tobaccos of va
The Phoenix Pectoral
WILL CURE YOUR COUGH,
THE PMENIX PECTORAL
COMPOUND SYRUP OP WILD CHERRY
AND SENEKA SNAKE ROOT,
WILL CUBE TEIN DISEASES OP THE
THROAT AHD LUKGS.
uch as olds,, oughs,-Croupi Asthma )
Bronchitis, Catarrh , Sore Throat,
ITS TIMELY ,USR,WILL PREVENT
At•ND EVEN WHERE THIS FRAHM DISEASE
jik_ has taken hold it will afford greeter relief than
any other medicine. ,
Min Nate VabderidieethflPotteviiht;: saye, - "I was
benefited more by -tising.,the, Phoenix Pectoral than
any other medicine I-ever.used.
Elias Oberholtser, Lionville, Chester comity, was
cured of a cough of many years' standing by using the
Joseph Lukens; of street, Phoenixv ille, certifies
that he was cured of a cough of two years standing,
when alt other medieines had failed, by the use of tip
Jacob Powers certifies thathe has sold hundreds of
bottles of the Photinit-Pectoral. and that all who Used
it bear testimony of its wonderful effects In coring
John Boyer, editor of the Independent Phenix, hay
ing used 4 it, has no hesitation in pronouncing it a com
plete remedy for cough, hoarseness and irritation in
The West Chester Jeffersonian says : • 1
"We have known Dr. Oberhonser personally -a
number of years; and it gives us the greatest pleasure
to recommend his medicines, inasmuch as the KW by
rarely have the benefit of family medicines prepared
a physician of his acquirements and experience.
"Dr. Oberholtzer lea member of the Alumni of, the ,
Medical Department at the University of
P ennsylvania, '
at which institution he graduated i 1854."
POTTSTOWN, Jannis): 3,1, 1885.
This certifies that I have used the Phoenix. Pectoral
in my family, and i recommend it to the public as the
,ery'best remedy for Coughs and Colds that ,I have
ever tried. One of my children was taken with w cold
accompanied with a Croupy Cough; so bad indeed. co ld
could not talk or scarcely breathe. Having heard
so much said about the Phoenix Pectoral I procured a
bottle of it. The first dose ,relieved the difficulty of
breathing and before the child had taken one-fonith
the bottle if was entirely well. Every farifily
have it in their house.
Signed, B. P. CROSBY.
Mrs, Mary Butler, mother of Hon. Win. Batter,
President Judge of the Chester and Delaware Disfiricts,
says that she cannot do without the Phoenix Pectoral.
Dr. George B. Wood, Professor of the Praeticeps of
Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania llosPital,
and one of the authors of the :United States; Dispense'
tory, mays of the Seneka &mkt, Moot : "Its action is
especially directed to the'lungs!'
The proprietor of this medicine has so much Itemil•
dance in its curative powers, from the testimony of
hundreds - who have used it, that the money Will.
its funded to any purchaser who is not satished with its
It is sopleasant to take that children cry for it.
It costs only 35 cents—large bottles ONE '
It is intended for only one clays of diseases, namely
those of the mums and THROAT.
Prepared only by Levi Oberhaltaer'Co M.wden, D., Pluenix
villa, Pa. Johnston Renewal & No. 23,
N. Sixth st. Philadelphia, and T. C . Wells & Co. No. 115
Franklin et., New York, General Wholesale Agents.
Sold. Vholeeale and retail by;L, Lemberby nearly
every druggist and storekeeper in'Letanon comity.
N. B.—lf your nearest druggist or storekeeper tones
not keep; this medicine do not let him put you off with
some other medicinerbeeause by makes more
on it, but send at once to one of the Agents for .
March 8,1825.-6 m.
FARMERS TAKE NOTICE!
TA.SKER az CLARK'
Still continue to Manufacture those MANURES, which
for tho last seven or eight years have given such gen
eral satisfaction to those who have used them ; we
refer to the
SUPER PHOSPHATE OF LIME,
made from finely ground Bones, Peruvian Guano, and
other Fertilizing Ingredients, — and sold at the rate of
1,06 00 per ton of 2000 lbs. Aso to the
MEAT and BONE COMPOST,
made from refuse Meat, Done and other offal from the
Slaughter House,—Price go 00 per ton.
N. B. A superior article of BONE DUST, at market
. , TASKER.A. CLARK,
8, W.-Cor.EIGHTH it.*ASHINCTON Ste,
• Mardi 8, pRi6,-B,m. ranaurtuk..
The eye is not satisfied ;
It may'rest on a form ot perfect grace,
Or watch each change of the fairest facie ;
it , rosy fathom-the tendernese that lies
the,;orixdop"tite of the dearest eyes
YOt tlie•eye is not sitlified !
Jip ; is not satisfied ;, -
lon ,nsay,feed it eirery day and hour,
lionej-dow of,lore's Sweet flower ;
With itistei Alai fall like ;this summer rain,
Ittidiyatit ie Punigry and thirsts again ;
he lip is net sitiefied !
'; I The; heart is not eistisfied
PerattorpAlian Mar rrarld*Taxive it pleads;
It has infinite wants *Adjutant' tends ;
And its every beat is an
Air lava - ills* agate; oitiilhafin: DOT dle y
The heart is no t,saiis ed
Paul Jones was the first man that
ever hoisted the Stars and Stripes on
a ship of war. When the revolution
ary war broke out he was living in
Philadelphia in extreme poverty.—
Indeed he was almost penniless and
had scarcely a' friend in the' colonies.
He was born on the southern coast
of Scotland, where he lived till he
was twelve years old, and then, hav
ing a passion f'ot the sea, he served a
regular apprenticeship of seven years
on board a ship trading to America.
He learned his business thoroughly
as great men always do. There nev
er lived a better sailor than Paul
Jones, and he knew the British coast
as familiarly as a newsboy knows
Nassau. After following the sea un
til he was twenty-one years old, he
settled as a merchant in the West In
dies, where ho acquired a little prop
erty, and, bad good prospects of mak
ing a fortune. But in 1774, when he
was but twenty four years of age, he
was obliged, for some reason ho
would never tell, to suddenly leave
the island of Tobago, and he sailed
for Philadelphia with just fifty
pounds in his pocket ; and that was
all the money he ever received from
his property in Tobago. There is
said to be a woman at the bottom of
every miachiel. This, as our readers
well know, is a slander on the fair
sex. But the intimate friends of Paul
Top one a o aaint r UilleCirraliitistolier
the West Indies. He was always
noted for his chivalrio and respectful
devotion to the ladies.
In Philadelphia he lived a year and
eight months on his fifty pounds,
since commerce was nearly suspend
ed by the refusal of the colonists to
consume British manufactures, and
he could get no berth on ships or
shore. Just as he was getting to his
last guinea, living almost on bread
and water, Congress resolved to have
a navy. Then be came forward and
made know his situation and past
history to,a member of Congress,
who, saw the stuff lae,,was made of,
took his, cause in earnest, and got
him a lieutenant's commission in the
navy, of the United States. . Let us
say however that Paul Jones was
not a needy adventurer. He was
wholly devoted to the cause of his
adopted country: sle understood
the quarrel between the colonies and
the mother country and embraced
the right side of the dispute with all
his heart and mind.
His success on the sea was won
derful. In one , short .cruise on the
American coast he took sixteen
prizes, of which ho burnt eight that
were not worth saving, and sent in,
eight. He did not refuse battle even
with the King's ships, one of which
he captured that had on board a
company of troops and ten thousand
suits of clothes, which were worth to
Congress just -then their weight in.
silver. In about eight months he
made a fortune in prize money, and
had absolutely swept the coast clear
of all British vessels sailing without a
powerful convoy. .
Congress wrs prompt in rewarding
him. July 14, 1776; when he was
not yet thirty years old, he was ap
pointed to command the "Rangers,
the best vessel of our infant navy,
ranking - as a sloop, of war. At the
mast bead of this immortal ship the
Stars and Stripes, were first flung to
the breeze ; it was on this ship that
the ensign of the Union first received
.a salute from the guns of a friendly
nation. This occurred in the. French
harbor of Brest in February, 1778,
just one week after Dr. Franklin had
signed the treaty of alliance with
A new and brilliant scene now
opened in the career of this heroic
sailor. Closing the ports of the
"Rangers," and removing every other
trace of her warlike character he
sailed boldly into the channel and
made his way to that part of the
coast upon which- he was born, and
to the town from which he had sailed
ten years before, every wharf and
lane of which he knew. It was
White-Ilaven, a place of several
thousand inhabitants, and the har
bor of which -contained 300 vessels,
fastened close together. At day
break, with two boats and thirty-one
men he landed on a wharf of the
tow.n, provided with a lantern and
two barrels. He went alone to a
fort defending the town, and find
ing it deserted climbed over the wall,
and spikod every gun, without alarm
the,sstrriann,,yvho were all asleep
zn the gOrd-houe,e pear by. Then
.he surrounded -the guard house, EVlni
LEBANON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1865.
took every man prisoner. Next he
sprang into the only remaining fort,
and spiked its guns. All this was
the work of ten . minutes, was accom
plished without noise and without
resistance. The ships being then at
his mercy, he made a bonfire- in the
storage of one:of them which blazed
up . through the hatch-way while
Jones and his then stood by; pistol in
hand, to keep off the people, - whom
the flames had_ alarmed, and who
,down to the shore in
hundreds. To the forts! was the
cry. But the forts were harmless.—
When the fire had made . such head
way that the destruction of the whole
fleet seemed certain, Captain Jones
gave the order to embark. He was
the last to take big Place in the boat.-
He moved offleisurely from the shore•
and regained his ship without the
loss of a man. • The people however,
succeeded in. cosflning the fire to two
or three ships. Bat the whole coast
. panic stricken. Every, able
bodied man joined the companies of
patral men. tiomiLmany a month
before the inhabitants of that shore
went to sleep' at night without a cer-.
thin dread of Paul Jones.
. The next day he landed , near the
castle of the Earl of Selkirk, intend
ing to take the Earl prisoner, and
keep him as hostage for the better
treatment of American prisoners in
England, whom the king affected to
regard as felons, and who were con
fined in common jails. The Earl was
absent from home. The crew de
manded liberty to plunder the.castle,
in retaliation for the ravages of Brit
ish captains on the coast of Atherica.
Captain Jones could not deny the
justice of their demand ; yet, abhor
ring the principle of plundering pri
vate houses, and especially one inhab
ited by a lady, he permitted the men
to take the silver plate • only, forbid
ding the slightest approach to vio
lence or disrespect. The silver plate
'lre himself bought when the plunder
Was sold, and-sent it back to the
countess of Selkirk, with a polite let
ter of explanation and apology. The
haughty Earl refused to receive it ;
but captain Jones after a long corres
pondence, won his heart, and the sil
ver was replaced in the closet of Sel
kirk Castle, eleven years after it had
been taken from it. Subh was the
persevering chivalric generosity of
Ca )twin Jones.
The day after his visit to Lady
Selkirk was that of his great fight
with the British man of war,- the
-I , Arerhs-Ve.r. • -""tr-a—trcr criurr utuimg Is ,
the fixed intention to fight her there
he saw her standing out to see in '
quest of him. They met. The fight
was short and furious. In an hour
and four minutes the "Drake" struck.
having lost her captain, first lieuten
ant, eand. forty ;nee:, The "Ranger's"
loss wits nine.
The victory electrified Europe.—
The audacity, the valor, and success
of Paul Jones were the admiration of
the world. Old Dr. Franklin, who
bad planned the enterprise, and had
sent out to America for - a captain to
come and execute it, was enchanted.
In Paul 'Jones' subsequent troubles;
he always bad a staunch friend and
protector:in Franklin. A very sue
ceesfal man generally has enemies.—
Paul Jones experienced the truth of
this remark. • Nevertheless after
much delay and some mortifications,
Dr. Franklin succeeded in getting
him another ship, the ever famous
"Bon Homme Richard," thus named
by Capt. Jones in honor of the vener
able editor of Poor Richard's Almnac.
She was a large, slow, rotten old
ship, and manned by three hundred
_sailors and landsmen of
all nations, - French, Irish, Scotch,
Portuguese, Malays,Maltese, -and a
sprinkling of Americans; It was in
this ship the indomitable Jones
fought the "Serapis," a new British
ship of fourty-four guns, one of the
stoutest vessels in the English navy.
This was perhaps
. the most desper
ate and bloodyieontest that ever took
place between single ships. It was •
fought in the evening OP September
28, 1778, so near the Yorkshire coast
that the battle was witnessed by
hundreds of spectators on the shore.
Capt. Jones perceiving the superior
strength of the enemy, saw that his
only chance was to come to close
quarters, early in the fight, got alena
side and lashed his ship to the side of
the "Seraphia." By this time how:
ever, the "Bon Homme Richard" had
received eighteen shots below the
water line, had four feet of water in
her hold half-four guns and all the
rest disabled but three, had lost a
hundred men in killed and wounded
and was on . fire. Almost any other
man would have given up, for the
"Seraphis" was still uninjured; Cap
tain Jones however, fought on with
an energy and resolution undiminish
With his three guns, all aimed by I
himself, he kept thundering away at
the foe, while a force of sharp shoot.
ere aloft swept the decks of the "Se
phais" with musketry. Such was
the vigor of this fire of musketry,
that at length, no man was seen on
the enemy's deck. Then the men of
"Bon Howse Richard" formed aline
along the main yard, and passed hand
granades to the men at the end, who
dropped them down into the bold of
the "Seraphis," doing tremendous
execution. For three hours the bat
tle raged. The "Bon- llomme Rich
ard's" pump was afire, and then a
new danger threatened her. She bad
gone into action with five hundred
prisoners in her steerage, and when
the pump was shot away, the officer
in charge of the.prisoners, supposing
the ehip sinking; released them. At
the same moment a boarding party,
from the "Seraphic" sprung up the
sides of the "Bon Homme Richard."
This was the crisis of the battle.—
Capt. Jones never faltered. The
boarders were gallantly repulsed ; the
prisoners were driven below and• the
fight was renewed: At half past ten
in the evening, the British ship:being
on fire in many places, her captain
struck his colors. The "lion Homme
Richard," was so completely knock
ed to pieces, that she could not be
kept afloat. She sunk the next day,
and Captain Jones went into port in
the captured ship, with seven' him
This great victory passed his fame
to the highest point. The king of
France gave him a magnificent 'dia
-1 mend, hilted sword, and Congres •vot
ied him a gold medal. After the war
was over, the Empress of Russia in
vited him to join her navy with rank
of Rear Admiral. He accepted the
post, but the jealousy and intrigues of
the Russian naval officers disgusted
him to such's, degree that he resign
ed an tht ugitmea to mar ie.- The last
years of his life were passedrin obscu
rity. He died at Paris in 1792.
Paul Jones was a short thick set
man, of great strength and endur
ance. lie had a keen, bright eye,
with A look of wildness in it. His
voice was soft and gentle. In his
dress and equipage of his boat and
ship, he was something of a dandy.—:
In bravery and' tenacity of purpose
he has never been surpassed, but in
the intercourse of private life he was
one of the most amiable and polite o.
Haunted House in Pittsburg,
A PHANTOM WOMAN IN THE USE.
THE GHOST OF THE SQUAW OUTDONE
From a four column article in. the
Pittsburg Chronic'e, giving a history
of the visit of manes to a sombre old
house in PennSylvania.Avenue we
condense the following :
The house is quite an oldone, built
nobody in the neighborhood remern.
hers when, and is constructed upon
an old-fashioned plan. Everything
about the building is constructed in
the most substantial and plain man
ner, and in such a way that the in
troduction of machinery, traps; or Be.
cret.passages would be simply im- '
ifderrßiVifar tn tbee — TUF a cat to -
crawl up and down. Thus much for
the house, and now for its occupants.
Mr. H came to Pittsburg
from an eastern city in March last,
and effected arrangements for going
into business here as an agent for a
well known-New York, firm,, Messrs.
C. A. M_., of Murray street. Finding
it necessary that he should have his
family here with him, he rented the
house which we have described ; for
their accommodation. Mr.H.return
ed to the East, and on the third of
April came again to Pittsburg, bring
ing with him this time his wife and
two children, the eldest. a young lady
of apparently about seventeen years of
age, and the other a boy, aged about I
twelve. On Thursday, 6th inst., they
moved into their house ' and by the
evening of that day, had it in a sort'
of habitable condition—true, the first
night was rather "camping - out,", but
the usual allowances mado.at such a
time and the consolation of being in
their own house..rendere,d them cheer
ful; and the little irregularities of the
occasion were regarded as rather
pleasant adventures. Twice in the
evening, Mr. H. -had occasion to go
down to the cellar, and, he states,
each time he experienced a strange
and unusual sensation as of some
body being at his elbow. On Friday
evening, (7th ittst.,) Mr. H. while ly
ing upon a sofa in the front room on
the second floor, distine.tly saw a fe
male figure, standing near one of the,
windows, as if looking out into the
street. He was wide awake at the
time ; his first impression was that
it was his wife, and be spoke to her,
but at the sound of his voice, she dis
appeared and almost at the same in
he heard his wife's voice call
ing to him from the foot of the stairs.
For a moment, he says, he was "great
ly surprised." Thinking - . that his
wife or daughter might be♦ alarmed.
by it, he closed the shutters, drew
down the blinds, and went down stairs.
Here he was met by his wife with
the announcement that she bad meta
strange man, in the store room. He
sought for the strange man, but found
no one, and was surprised to find that
all the doors, from which a person
could have escaped; were carefully
locked on the inside. -Joking : :with
his wife about her having.heen "fright
ened by her own shadow" he affect
ed to think nothing more Of the mat
ter, and the evening' passed away
without any further alarm. The
matter was not, how.ever, off Mr. H's
mind and in the morning be inquired
of a neighbor, who had lived in.the
house last before him. The neigh
bor replied that no one had for some
time, not since he had lived in the vi
cinity at all events, and "it was •said
that the house was haunted." Half
amused and more than half incredu
lous still, Mr. H. mentioned the facts
to a friend, Mr. M., a merchant doing
business on Wood street, but was
something surprised to find his friend .
received the statement with much se
riOusness. In fact, as was very 8006
developed, Mr. M. was an enthusias
tic believer in spiritualism, and plung
ed con amore into an investigation of
the matter..- - That evening (Satin.:
day Bth inat,) 11 r. M. came and, with
WHOLE NO. 830
Mr. H., entered the upper room in
which the latter bad been first sur
prised. Taking the precaution of
closing the shutters and blinds, lock
ing the only door to the apartment
and wheeling a sofa against it, they
extinguished the light and seated
themselves side by side upon the so
fa. They had been thus seated but a
few moments when each felt hands
touching them, here, there, every
where, but where they expected the
touch, as they sat with outstretched
arms endeavoring to grasp the• un
seen hands. Although each knew,
the other to be above deception, they
agreed, asn:fartherprecantion against
a joke, that they should hold , each
others-hinds. Hand in - hand they
sat, still feeling the strange light
touches for several minutes r aud then.
they, could hear a rustling and afaine
hitt keen crackling sound in all parts
of the room,—one leaf of a large ta
ble, standing nearly. in the centre of
the room,mas lifted and let fall heavi-
ly againstithe legs Of the table, and
wh©n Mr. H. put out his foot toward
it, the leaf was apeon,d time brought
down, sirilting his extended toes
with considerable violeiice
On Wednesday evening re-assem
bled, our little party now larger by
one than on the firstevening, a young
doctor having brought with
friend, Mr. B, who already gained
both reputation and a good income,
by two or three inventions of his,
which have been very successful.—
Knowing Mr. B. as- a gentleman of
good general education, a good chem
ist and thoroughly acquainted with
all,tle principles of mechanics, we
were glad to see him, hoping that
his knowledge and shrewdness might
explain what so seriously puzzled us.;
Nearly half an hour elapsed withouk
sound or sign, when suddenly agrand
chord was upon the piano keys, seem
ing of A flat, 0, E flat and A flat, as
one of the educational gentlemen
whispered, from which light fingers
seem to stray among' the upper notes ) !
sprinkling little showers of- melody,
and then the strange performance
closed abruptly, with the striking
of an octave in B flat.
The gas 'was lighted, Mr. B. prob
ably more puzzled than he ever was
before, hurried to examine the piano,
to find it closed and locked at first.—
Subseque.ntly, persons were touched
by invisible hands, and one gentle
man a,vered that a certain sign of a
secret order which m •.....befi7
Ilita n eing
in the room. When the circle was
about closing, a faint light from some
unknown and unimaginable source
filled the room, and a shadowy form,
as of a woman's figure, could be seen
standing by the piano, with averted
head. The light was sufficient for
all in the room to see that all of our
own number were in their places, and
the strange thing there beside the
piano, so ill defined and yet so posi
tive, that our hearts seemed to cease
to beat as we gazed upon it—though
with us, was not of us.
The young physician, brave ma
terialist, wished to add the evidence
of the sense of touch to that of his•
other sepses ; it seemed, for he was
the first to recover• from the shook
and spring forward to seize the phanz
tom, thought is not so rapid as the
darkness which spread its pall ' over
us as we sat breathless, while his
arms clasped empty air and he fell
to the floor. The light was hurried
ly struck and the young doctor was
found senseless. Half an hour elaps
ed ere he was recovered and then
his nerves were so shattered 'that he
was led slowly and painfully to his
home, and on the next evening we
missed him from our circle.
'On Thursday evening we again
met at . the house. At length the
light as extinguished and soon the
same shadowy form which was seen
on Wednesday evening
This time, however, the head was
not averted, but a full front view was
obtained. In the dim light she
seemed to be a young woman of a
tall figure and possessed of rare beau
ty. Her eyes flashed with a brillian
cy which seemed almost the light of
insanity, and her features pale
marble, were writhed with an ago ,
nized expression of mental suffering
which can never be forgotten by
those who witnessed it. Her hands
were clenched before her as if she
were wringing them. This time she
stood a little way from the piano and
nearly in front of a large mirror.—
those before her gazed, speechless,
horror-stricken, and spell bound, sad
denly in the mirror beside her head
appeared another face, one more hor
rible in demoniac malignity 'and re
volting fiendish hideousness than
anything the imagination of poet or
painter has ever conceived.
The next evening Mr.. B. brought
along several bells and a large glass
plate. The plate he laid upon the
table in one corner of the room 'and
on it he ranged the bells. The com
pany then took seats and the lights,
were extinguished. During the
darkness which followed, the piano
was again played upon and the bells
were carried through the air and
sounded rapidly while flying. Swiftly
they passed and re-passed _our heads,
at times lighting on the table before
us.; and others ringing close to our
ears, but never striking any one so
as to cause pain, and always eluding
every attempt to grasp, them. The
sitting of this evening was quite
short, and there was no appearance
of the phantom of the night before.
As we sat as if transfixed by the
gaze of the phantom / which bad now
mop of deep sadness than of terror.
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Mr. H. recovering himself, suddenly
flashed forth a dark lantern. In this
brighter light, the phantom vanished,
and on the instant of the glare, two
of the bells which were in the air, fell
to the floor and were dashed to pie
ces. Before they fell one was seen
nearly over the figure of the phantom
woman, through the air, and sudden
ly it came down as if dropped by an
The gas was quickly re-lighted,
and the circle broken up. None
cared to endure more of such terror
--they had enough for one evening.
The ladies were >greatly frightened,
and the gentlemen, with the excep
tion of Mr. 8., declared they would
never enter the house again. As the
circle broke up it was observed that
Miss H. seemed to wake from slum
ber and that .she had not the same
'feeling of terror, after what had pass
ed, as lwasfelt by all the rest present.
She was, however, greatly exhausted.
The young doctor discovered that
she had been in a sort of semi-trance
state, throughout •this, :and in all
probability the other evenings, and
the spiritualist', Mr. X., made a long
explanation, which we not fully un
derstanding de not care to repeat, of
the theory of spirits drawing parti
cles from the bodies of their mediums
while the latter were in a trance state
employing also their nervous and
magnetic power to enable them to
act upon the material things and
senses of earth. Further experi
ments were made.. Hideous cries
were heard close to their faces. Hor
rid skeletons walked at their sides,
and indescribable terrors closed the
CARRY RAMS AT THE OIL REGIONS,
I have reached the land of oil, hay.
ing taken a safer route than the
Pennsylvania is a good sized State,
and it takes some time to got there.
When you do get here you wish
you hadn't come. .
There is plenty 'of oil—and that is
all except lots of people.
lam for "Snake Run," the most
likely place for, oil.
They call these places runs, be
cause everybody who is after oil runs
here. _ .
Every man you `meet is a president
director or engineer of a petroleum
The natives, who are white people,
And' efery morning.
If you.know anybody who has got
a few vacant lots that he wants to
sell, tell him to bring them out here.
The folks are so busy looking for
oil they haven't time to build houses,
and everybody is afraid to put up a
house for fear he might cover an oil
Consequently the hotels are a little
The Mugging Hotel, where I put
up, is much so.
Muggins, the proprietor, is the
most accommodating man, you ever
saw. A. city railroad conductor isn't
a circumstance to him.
He has only got six beds -in the
house, but •he is always ready to take
He took me im
Alio two hundred more petroleum
The sleeping accommodations are
various. We go to bed,in platoons.
When the - first platoon get asleep
they are carefully taketr out of bed
and hung over a close • line. The
second platoon Igo through the same
process, until everybody is provided
Preferring to sleep alone,
on the mantle piece with the coal
scuttle for a pillow.
As I observed land is precious.out
I bought a lot ten inches by four,
for ten hundred thousand dollars, and
The next thing is to commence
You want a sharp bore. A public
lecturer won't do, neither will a skat
1 took a brace and bit and went
Got down about seven thousand
feet into the bowels of the land, when
I came to an impediment.
Found that I had struck the pre.
Adaraite rock of the ossified strata
of the Silarian formation.
This is geology, and you perhaps
won't understandit,b - at Iwillexplain
it all in the paper to the - Historical
Society I am about writing. '
Got a candle, and went down to see
about it. -
found . a big Megatherium, about
six hundred feet long, and nine wide,
in a capital state of•preservation.
I got him out and will send him
along by express.
Went on boring through forty
feet of sandstone.
Here encountered a strange smell
of sulphur, which alarmed the native
who sold me , the land, and to ease
his conscience g,ave back half the
money, and wanted 'Me to stop bor
Toldlim-1: was bound to keep on
until I struck ile, or come out on the
other side of creation.
Bored on. Went through about
sixty thousand feet more, when and.
denly the brace and bit went in, and
there was a grand report like that
made by Butler's powder boat that
didn't blow up Fort Fisher.
Things were slightly confused for
awhile. A section of Pennsylvania
went up, and I went~ up with it. I
guess I must have come down again,
as the • next idea I had was finding