Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, June 26, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2926.
Poor House Business.
Tbc Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2*l Tuesday of each month.
Republican State Convention.
IIARKISIIURO, April 10, 1807.
The "Republican State Convention"
will meet at the" HerdieHouse," in Wil
liatnsport, on Wednesday, the 20th of
June next, at 10 o'clock, A. M., to nomi-j
iiate a candidate forjudge of the Supreme;
Court, and to initiate proper measures for
theensuing State canvass. As heretofore,
the Convention will be composed of Rep
resentatives and Senatorial Delegates, j
chosen in the usual way, and equal in
number to the whole of the Senators and
Representatives in the General Assem
By order of the State Central Commit
tee ' F. JORDAN, Chairman,
A. W. BENEDICT, 5- Secretaries.
Colleeiions and remittances promptly made.
Interest allowed on time deposits. jan23-ly.
fTP'*-. "tt "tPT
ft . Jii+ji-'jliJtitj
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in MI Hi in. Centre and Hunting
don counties mv 26
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, 92,500,000.
TH! a Company continues to issue Policies of Insur
ance on Buildings and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at cash or mutual rates.
JAMES KAXKI.\, President.
JOSHUA BOtVMAX, Secretary.
janl6'67 Lewistown. Pa.
Practicing Physician,
IJellcville. rviitttin County, Ha.
T|H DAHI.IiX iias tiecn appointed an Examining
1' -urgeon fur Pensions. Soldiers requiring exam
ina i'in will rind loin at !n ottice in Belleville.
Belleville, August 22. 1866.-V
OFFERS Ms professional services to the
Citizens of Mifflin county. He is prepared to per
form all operations in the dental profession. Office
first door from the Lewistown House, Main street,
where lie will he found the first two weeks of each
month, and tne last week of each month he will
visit Kisiiaeoqailiaa Valley. Teeth extracted without
pain ! y the use of nitrous oxide myl-tf
&iEo So £=o
C PEERS his professional services to the citizens of
Lewistown and vieinitv. All in want of good, neat
w rk will do well to give fum a call.
lie may be found at all tunes at his office, three
dc >rs east of 11. M. & R. Pratt's store. Valley street.
y'JM'jf ißiJa
A knewh-dged to he the best. London Prize Medal
and highest awards in America received.
and ."second hand Pianos. Music.
No. 722 ARCH .St., beiow Bth, Philadelphia, Pa.
I'iiila.. April 24.1867-2 m
wr.ieh wiil he placed upon trial with any other now
n i;e. He invites compelion. It can be tested
LjSLI OS) "2 EiLl
with any other machine to enable pnrchers to choose
Give lnm a call. [uSMSMotI WM. LIND. j
I | AS taken the Store formerly occupied!
I ] by John Baum. for the purpose of carrying on
the WA'ITII MAKING and .JEWELRY Busini is. He
will tie pleased to see all Mr. Baurn's old customers,
ar.d as inarv new ones as will favor him witii a call. |
All work u.uranted. Stole on East Market street,
nearly opposite the Post t iffice.
I.ewistown, April 24, lSt>7-tf
vtx Wrsl Markft sf., Lewistown,
-. 1 . Ilais. Bonnets, Ladies Fine IttiESS' ;
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patter - ; latest styles always on iiand.
Kiliinery and Dress-Making
exi tn- din the mot-t approved style.
Lewi*' •,%!,. April 18, 1866.tf
Meat Establisment.
IMIh undersigned link fitted up the build-!
•12 tri Brown -tr* >t. above Frank's Bitore. for a
' '• u • I :'-h Beef, Pork. M utron. Veal. Ac. |
•• ' ■ time* an ire lioutfe for the i>reflerT*
•:i' ;it I-ir?ii court** <*t* i with the establishment, i
ri; puhhr rtic invited to call
XL\. 1 !,i r ?.fin wi;j Ik* opened for the first time on
oA i■ RI VMO K.N IT (t. 1 i.Hti mat.
I>">vi9T vvn. March 13. lsr.7 ti".
Lewistown Coach Manufactory,
Junction 3d & Valley street.
AY*"'"-'. jn ted togi tin r for the purpose oi
manufacturing Cinchus, Oirrin- l
£ --—->■ 7' .s Hv'j'jw*, Sulktti ..Spring lie
yr> •. Ac.. invito the public to I
s' tit ■'i a anu examine specimens of their !
work. v.lu i, m || be found equal to pny in or out ol
,; ie .!!• . ; oinas of repairing promptly attended ;
decl2-ly ,
has now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
which will ho made up to order in the neat
eat and muat fashionable styles. ap!9
iliMlSlfii DJ SKIM
W E " AV re-enli9ted for the season of
T 1867, and are bound to be on the win
ning side in
bought for cash, and can offer extra induce
ments to all of our old friends.
Loaded to the Muzzle with
Low Priced Goods I
PRINTS from 10 to 18 cents per yard,
BROWN MUSLINS from 12 to 20 cents.
BLEACHED MUSLINS from 10 to 25 cts.
BALMORALS from SI.OO to $3.00 per piece.
COTTON HOSE from 15 to 20 cents,
DE LAIXES from 20 to 25 per yard.
lloop Ski rt s
at prices to suit the times.
FRENCH CORSETS from $1 to $2.50,
besides a full line of
Queensware, Groceries, &c,,
Pratt's Old Corner !
the best place in the State to buy
Dry Goods
and Notions
of any kind,
For we Won't be Undersold
I33sy GDcocs* o
LewistowD, June 5, 1867.
M<JBB9 liiiSii aoo'iiau,
A 18*55) are manufacturing under Letters Patent the
Rest Article of Composition Roofing ever Offered to
the Public. It is adapted to every style of Roof,steep
or flat, and can he readily applied by any one.
The IT. s. Government, after a thorough test of its
utility, have adapted its use in the Navy Yards, and
upon Public Puddings.
The Roofing is put up in rolls, and has only to be
nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable Fire and D ater-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
Buildings. Stores, Churches, Factories. Machine
Shops, Steamboat Decks, &c.
For coating TIN, IKON, or SHINGLE ROOFS. It forms a
80-ly Equal to Three, Coot# of Ordinary Paint*
No Hoof can rust undent, and old leaky Roofs may be
made permanently water-proof and durable by its use.
The Paint requires NO MIXING, but is ready to be ap
plied with the ordinary paint brush. /Vice. *1 per gal
lon, which will cover two hundred square feet.
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt and Hoofing Pitch.
Discount to the Trade. Circulars and Price List fur-1
nished. Rights for counties sold at low rates. Address '
194 Broadway, N. V.
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal St.. N, Og Sehofield
Williams A Co, Augusta. *.a; Baldwin 11. Woods
Montgomery. Ala.; Thos. S. Coates. Raleigh, N. C : F.
A. fucker. Richmond. Henry Wilson, Petersburg, j
Va.. Agents.. j lin o 3 j
Pre tv ' s Patent
vn if it o it if ojioiaa
THE greatest improvement of the age, in this line !
of trade, lit. It does away with the wrinkles on i
the instep, also, with the welted side seam wlueh has !
injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. It makes the ;
easiest, sitling and best fitting boot ever worn. This !
boot is now manafuctured by P. F. Loop, who holds
the right of u>e for the county, and is prepared to
furnish all who wish to wear this boot. A liberal dis
count to dealers who wish to ileal in these boots. Or- \
ders tilled at short notice. Prii-es greatly reduced on
all goods at P. F. Loop's Shoe Store. feb6
623. :-:0C? SZIB.TS. 628
embracing every New and Desirable size, style and
Shape of Plain and Trail HOOP SKIRTS.—2, 21 4. 2%. 2
3-4. 3, 3 1-4 3 1-2. 3 3-4 anil 4 yards, round every length
and SNOI Waist; in every r'esneet FIRST QI-VUTV. and
especially adapted to meet the wants of FIRST CLASS
and mo-t fashionable TRADE.
" OUR OWS MAKE." of Hoop Skirts, are lighter, more
elastic, more durable, and BEALLY CHEAPER than anv
other m ike of either Single or Double Spring Skirt
in the American Market. Tiicy are WARRANTED IU
every respect, and wherever introduced give uniyer
sal satisfaction. They are now being extensively sold
by retailers, and every lady should try them
Ask for '"Hopkin s < iwn Make." and see that eneh
Skirt isStainp. d-W. T. H'iPKIN'S MANUFACTUR
ER. 2<i AKCII Street, PHILADELPHIA." N7> otlf.n
are Genuine. A Catalogue containing Style. Size and
Retail Prices, s",u to any address. A ( uifonn and
Litw ial Discount allowed to Dealers. Orders by mail
or otherwise, promptly and carefully filled. Whole
sal.' and Retail, at Manufactory and Sales-rooms, No. !
628 Arch Street. Philadelphia." Skirts made to order,
altered ami repaired.
J. A. & W. R. McKEE
jf WE removed their Leather Store to Odd Kel
i 1 lo*v' (fall, where they will constantly keep
ca hand. Sole Leather. Harness, Skirting and'Fpper
Leather, Kips, American and French Calf Skins. Mo
roccos. Linings and Bindings, and a general assort
ment of Shoe Findings, which they will sell cheap for
cuA. Highest market price paid in cash for Hides,
Calf Skins ami Sheep Skins.
wanted, for which the highest market price will be
paal in Ca*h. ap4tf
Tailoring Establishment
LSJI '■£> j. cO a
Wo c&niiiESs
AJ ERCHANT TAILOR, has removed his shop to the
-i 1 buildilig formerly known as the "green house,"
at the intersection of Valley and Mill street.adjoining
H. M. A It. Pralf's store, where tie cordially invites all
who need anything in his line. Goods ami Trim
miugs furnished and gentlemen's clothing made, in
the latest styles, on short notice, aud at reasonable
prices. upll-tf
Why the Grain Business is Revived at Me
boy's Old Stand.
THE undersigned, having rented the
JL large and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied by Frank McCoy, esq., is now prepared to
purchase or receive and forward
for which he will pay market prices. Also, bo will
keep for sake. SALT, PLASTER, COAL and FISH.
He returns thanks to nil his old customers for their
former patronage, and shall feel grateful for a renewal
of past business relations.
Mi i chants will find it to their advantage to give him
a call. [marl4-y] WILLIAM WILLIS.
Are superior to ail others for
Contain all the latest improvements; are speedy
noi*elfH.; durable; and easy to work.
UJiiKtruO'd < iruulars free. Agents wanted. Liberal
disount allowt-d No consignments made.
Address EMPIRE S. M. CO., 616 Broadway, New
York. seps'6o-ly
Manufacturing Confectioners,
No. 303, 11ACE STREET,
ftC* Molasses Candy and Cocoanut Work.
20,000 MAJORITY!
To the Voters of Central Penna
ELECTION IS over and itlia, been decided by about
•20.000 majority that the Tobacco and Cigars gold
at Fry singer's Tobacco and Scgar Store cannot be
surpassed, either in Quality or Price.
Look at. the Prices, got some of the goods, and com
pare with all others, and you will be satisfied thatyou
get the wirth of your money at Frysinger's.
Krysinger's Spun Roll only tl.uo per pound.
Frysinger's Nuvy
Frysinger's Congress " " •' "
Frysinger's Flounder " " " "
Willeii Navy " " " "
Oronoko l'wist " " " "
And other Plug Tobacco at 40 and 50 cts. per lb.
Cut and Dry. 4o ,nd ;>u cts. Granulated Tobaccos at
60 cts., 00 Cts , SO cts.. SI.OO, $1.20. and $1,50 per lb,
Fine-Cut chewing, at $1.40 and $1.20.
Cigars at 1. 2. 3. 5 and 10 cts. each.
Pipes in great variety; also Cigar Cases. Tnbaeco
Pouches and Boxes. Match Safes, and all articles
usually kept in a first-class Tobacco ami Cigar Store.
To Merchants, I offer the above goods at prices that
will enable them to retail at the same prices that I
do and realize a fair profit.
0c1.2y. E. FRYSINGER.
Wednesday, June 26, 1867.
OIE, TR "Y _
How Strange it will Be.
How Strange it will be, love-how strange when we two
Shall he what all lovers become—
You rigid and faithless. I cold and untrue
You thoughtless of me. and I careless of you,
Our pet names grown rusty with nothing to do,
A Ve Jv<! 'p "eh, u rAve"ed,and rent and worn thro'.
And lite s loom left empty—ah, hum!
Ah, me I
How strange it will be!
i strange it will be when the witchery goes
Which makes me seem lovely to-duv;
When your thought of me loses its coulcur de rose:
>V hen every day serves some new fault to disclose ; !
\v hen you nod I've cold eyes and an everv-day nose,
I And wonder you could for a moment suppose
I was out of the commonplace wav:
Ah, me! J
How strange it will be!
llow strange it will lie love—how strange when we meet
With just a ohill touch of the hand ;
When my pulses no longer delightfully beat
At the thought of your coming—at the sound of your '
When I watch not your coining far down the long street
When your dear, loving voice', so thrillingly sweet,
Urows harsh m reproach or command;
All, me!
How strange it will be !
How strange it will he when we willingly stay
Divided the weary day through;
Or. getting remotely apart as w inay, ' !
.Sit chilly and silent, with nothing to say,
Or coolly converse 011 the news of the dav,
In a wearisome, old married folks sort of"a way !
X shrink from the picture—don't vou?
Ah, me!
How sirange it will be!
Dear love, if our hearts do grow torpid and cold,
As so many others have done;
[f we do let >ur love perish with hunger and cold,
If we dun ail life's diamonds, and tarnish its gold,
If we chose to live wretched and die unconsoled,
'Twill he strangest of all things that ever were told
As happening under the sun!
All, me!
How strange it will be!
'But look, then,' said Mrs Moore, to
her husband, 'how ugly that little one
is. Is she not, William.'
And Mr. Moore, who was sitting in
a rocking chair, amusing himself with
poking the fire, laid down the tongs he
held and gravely answered his wife:
' But, my dear, you have already
said so one hundred times, and were
you to say it one hundred times more.
Hose would not become less ugly for
}*ou r saying so.'
Rosanna was a little girl of about
fourteen She was their only* child,
and to do her mother justice, was real
ly very ugly—nay, almost revolting;
with her little gray eyes, flat nose,
large mouth, thick protruding lips, red
hair, and, above all, a form remarka
bly* awry.
Rose was, then, very ugly—but she
was a sweet girl, nevertheless. Kind
and intelligent, she possessed a mind
of the highest order. Nature seemed
to havo compensated her with every
good quality of the hoart for the want
of every beauty of person.
The poor little thing was profound- i
ly hurt, as she listened to her mother's
observation : ' Oh, you little fright, you ,
will never get a husband.'
Eight o'clock struck; Mrs. Moore'
was sorely vexed.
4 Go to bed, Rosanna.'
Tremblingly the little girl approach
ed her mother, to give her the kiss of
' Tis useless, you little monster,' said
her mother.
A tear rolled from the little one's
eye. She hastily wiped it away, and j
turning to the father, presented him,
the yet humid cheek
lie kissed her tenderly.
' 1 am not altogether miserable,' she >
murmured, leaving the room.
Retiring to her chamber, she coin 1
ineneed embroidering a scarf, andj
worked thus part of the night, for she i
desired to present it to her mother,
when she arose in the morning.
The clock struck twelve. She had
just finished, and putting it by, the lit
tie girl calmly resigned herself to rest I
lie repose was undisturbed.
On the morrow Rose presented the!
scarf to her mother. What was the|
pain the little one experienced, when i
her mother received it coldly, and ex
pressed none of those tender sentiments
which were to have been the sweet lit
tle one's reward.
Her eyes, by chance, glanced over
a neighboring mirror.
'Yes,' she said, internally, 'I am!
ugly—they are right,' ami she sought!
in her own head to find a remedy for
And then in the world—new pangs
wounded the little ugly one's heart. A
first impression alienated all the young |
girls of her own age —but then she was!
so good, so amiable, so amusing, that
they approached, then listened, and
then loved her. Now, indeed, our lit j
tie one was happy.
One daj* Mr. Moore went home in a
violent passion, and became, in conse
quenco of some trifling prevarication,!
highly incensed against his wife. Their
domestic felicity was troubled for eight!
long days; for eight long days Mrs.
Moore was continually crying. Ho
sanna in vain racked her young brains j
to discover why—but her father still
continued angry, and her mother wasj
stiil continually weeping. At last she
reflected in her mind how to reconcile
They were all three seated in the!
parlor—Mr. Mooro was arranging the
tire—when this was concluded, hoi
threw the tongs from him, snatched a
book from the mantle, and opened it
abruptly; but, after a moment's pcru-1
sal, be closed it again, in a violent hu
mor, east a fierce glance at his tremb
ling wife, and hurriedly rose from his
Rosanna, deeply moved, clasped her
arms about his neck, as he was about
to rise and affectionately caressed him.
He oould not reject her innocent coax
ing, and the little girl, thinking she
had succeeded in touching his heart,
took in her hands the moistened hand
kerchief wherewith her mother had
been drying her weeping eyes, and I
dried them a second time therewith ;
she then tenderly embraced her moth
er, who returned her affectionate caress
with all a mother's fondness.
iho parties being now favorably dis-j
posed, naught remained but to estab
lish the peace. This was no easy mat
ter—neither would make the first over-i
tnre and without the penetration of'
little Rose thoreconciliation would not
have taken place.
She took her father's hand between
her own little hands, and pressed it to
her bosom; she then took her mother's
hand, aud joined it to her father's, as
it lay near her heart. Human pride;
could resist no longer—th<- alienated '
parents rose at tho same moment and
cordially embraced each other.
h rout that hour Rose was tho idol of
them both.
Six years after this, Rosanna, the
ugly Rosanna, was the ornament of
every society to which her mother pre
j sen ted her. Amiable, witty, and ob
j serving, her conversation was univer
sal I}* courted.
One summer evening, the sun, which
during the day, had shed over nature
an intense heat, had just disappeared,
leaving the horizon covered with long,
wide bands of red—clouds more and
more dark were heaping themselves
on the eastern sky—tho atmosphere
was suffocating, and one would dfeem
the earth returning to the sun the
heat she had been receiving from the
latter during tho day. All was heavy
and wear}' —the air inhaled seemed
rather to suffocate than nourish. A
drowsy languor overcame every one !
In a saloon, whose every window;
was thrown open, might be seen glid
ing, here and there, in the darkened
light, groups of young females, whose I
white dresses, slightly agitated by the!
rising breeze of tho evening, offered
something mysterious and poetical j
whereon the imagination loved to!
dwell. A low laughing whisper was
then heard, like the soothing murmur
of some distant rivulet. A young wo
man, seated before a piano, was ex
pressing her heart's sentiments by an
1 extemporary melody, now smooth and
tender, now deep and trembling.
No more whispering, but a general j
(silence took place, for hers was a celes-j
tial symphony, a seraph's song.
Lord Underwood, a fine, blue-eyed
(young nobleman, was so deeply touch
ed by the melody, that his frame seem
ed agitated by a momentary convul
sion. Jle listened to the angel's voice,
so softly harmonizing with the tones
of the instrument, and f dt an indescrib
able sensation thrill through his frame.
The music ceased, but the sweet
voice stiil vibrated on Underwood's
ear, and there was a charm in the wit
ty and original trifle to which he list
ened, that transfixed him where he
' How beautiful must that young girl
be,' thought Underwood. 4 Happy the !
man on whom may fall herchoice,' and ■
he involuntarily sighed.
Suddenly lights were brought in.—
The young woman was ugly Hosanna
Lord Underwood was stupefied—he
closed his eyes, but the charm of tbatj
voice haunted his memory. lie gazed
on her a second time, and he found her
less ugly j and Hose was, indeed, less
ugly. The beauties of the mind seem- ;
ed transferred to her person; and her!
gray eyes, small as they were, ex
pressed wonderfully well her internal
Lord Underwood wedded Rosanna,!
and became the happiest of men in the
possession of the kindest and most lov-!
ing of women.
Beauty deserts us, but virtue and
talents, the faithful companions of our
lives, accompany us to the grave.
Ituiuaiue in Ileal B.ile.
The Cleveland Herald says: We met
a gentleman to day, seeking his wife,
who, it seems, was in this place when
last heard from, having come from an
Eastern city. There is a strange story !
connected therewith, which tiie gen
tleman has no objection to our giving
here. Eight years ago, this gentleman,
whom we shall call Mr. George ,
left his young wife with his mother,
then residing in the city of I) , and
started overland to California. While!
upon his journej-, the party of which
he was a member was attacked by the j
Indians, and he was carried into cap
tivity. Ho escaped from them about
a year afterwards, and reached San
Francisco determined to go home,;
taking passage in a steamer for that;
purpose. Three days out the steamer
was burned, and he, among a few
others, was saved by the efforts of a
boat's crew belonging to a vessel!
bound for San Francisco. Having lost
his money in this disaster, he sailed for
Australia, which point he reached in a
very destitute condition. Ho was sick,
and remained in the hands of the phy
sician for many long months. When
able to travel he started for home, and !
when within five days front New York j
the vessel was overtaken and captured j
by a rebel privateer, and taken into a
southern port lie was conscripted
into the rebel army and forced to tbc
front. He was made a hospital stew
ard. which gave him a good opportu
nity to aid wounded 1 Boys in Blue,'
ami saved him from taking a seeming
part with the rebels. YV lien the war
was over he come north, and at once
sought his home. The old house was
deserted Sadly ho turned to an old
neighbor for explanation. This friend,
who could hardly believe the story,
told him that about three months after
he had started for California, a letter
reached them from a member of the
outgoing party, informing the young
wife that George had been killed by
the Indians. She had mourned for
him a long time, and then a friend of
her husband had married her, and, to
gether with the aged mother, had gone
West. He is now seeking them. j
Hidden Treasure Found.
ftumors of treasure being found have
for several days been afloat, and to-dav
assume the semblance of truthful real
ity. It appears that while some negro
men were digging a well on Monday
last, on a lot in the upper part of the
city, belonging to the estate of Joseph
Sierra, deceased, they encountered a
brick vault, and breaking through it
found a chest with the key in it, so rus
ty that it broke in the attempt to turn
it. Attached to a ring on the doer of
the chest by a wire was a brass plate
so marked as to indicate the amount
of special deposit. This was copied by
one of the negroes who participated in
unearthing the chest and has been
dealt unfairly with by his comrades.
Hi-; figures are almost in hieroglyphics,
but parties who have examined them
say that the sum is §340,000. There
<tre many conflicting statements among
negroes who are supposed to know ol
the affair, and the whole thing may be
much exaggerated, but some treasure
certainly has been found, and four of
the negroes supposed to have control
of it tire nowhere to be found. As the
matter has assumed such interest in
the community, wc shall endeavor to
obtain a detailed account of it. The
concealment must date back to the
.Spanish occupation.— l'ensacola Obser
Hoys I'slns Tobacco.
A strong and sensible writer savs a
good, sharp thing, and a true one, too,
lor boys who use tobacco : 'lt has ut
terly spoiled and ruined thousands of
boys. It tends to the softening and
weakening of the bones, and it greatly
injures the brain, the spinal marrow,
and the whole nervous fluid. A boy
who smokes early and frequently, or
in any way uses large quantities of to
bacco, is never known to make a man
of much energy, and generally lacks
muscular and physical as well as men
tal power. We would particularly
warn boys, who want to be anything
in the world, to shun tobacco as a most
baneful poison. The laws of health
are infallible; the relation between
transgression and the penalty is invari
able, and the infliction of the latter is
certain to follow upon the former.—
There is nothing about which young
persons are more beguiled and deluded,
than the belief that the}- can trans
gress natural laws and jump the pen
alty. Punishment for a violation of
natural law is just as certain as that
the sun itself shines, and none can vio
late a law ot his body or any part of
it, that there is not registered in him
a penalty.
A Wolfs Device.
A singular circumstance, exhibiting
in a remarkable degree, the reflecting
faculties of a wolf, is related as having
taken place at a small town on the
borders of Lake Champlain. A farmer
one day, looking through tho hedge of j
his garden, observed a wolf walking j
round about bis mule, but unable to
get at him, on account of the mule's!
constantly kicking with his hind legs, j |
As the larmer perceived that his beat |
was so well able to defend itself, lie' ;
considered it unnecessary to render
him any assistance. After the attack
and defence had lasted full a quarter
of an hour, the wolf ran off to a neigh
boring ditch, where he several times
plunged into the water. The farmer
imagined he did this to refresh himself
after the fatigue he had sustained, and
had no doubt that his mule had gained >
a complete victory; but in a few tnin
utes the wolf returned to the charge,
and, approaching as near as he could
to tho head of tho mulo, shook him
self, and spurted a quantity of water
into the mule's eyes, which caused him
immediately to shut them. That mo
ment tho wolf leaped upon him, and j
killed tiie poor mulo before the farmer
could come to his assistance.
E®u Good jests bite like lambs, not
like dogs.
fearA rat hunt in Fairfield county,
Ohio, footed up 16,589 of the rodents, i
©a?" Torre Ilaute is terrified by an
ignis fatuus of great size, which dances!
every night over a hog in that city.
BQu"Brick" Porncroy, the leader of;
Democracy in tho West, says that
within five years the National Debt;
will ho repudiated "as it should be." j
That is what tho Cops generally aro
driving at.
Vol. 57, No. 26.
Children's Column.
'\ou may talk about being hoisted
over a stone fence by a mad bull,' said
old Dave, as I sat by bis cabin fireside
one night; 'but if it comes to a choice
between being hoisted by a deer and
being hoisted by a bull, give me the
'But a deer will not run at you as a
I mad bull will, I should think,' was my
i reply. 'I thought the deer was the
most timid of animals.'
'So he is, generally, said the veteran
hunter, replenishing the cavity in his
cheek with a huge quid of tobacco;
•but I'll tell you how a deer hoisted
me once, up in the lied River country.
Perhaps j-ou never saw an elk as big
as a horse. That's the size those Red
River fellows often get to be. I was
out on a hunt in the fall of '4B, along
with two of my old companions, good
men and true; and we suddenly came
upon a herd of elk feeding on a hill
f side as quiet as so many cows. They
had no notion of our presence, as wo
came upon them from the woods, and
saw them before we had left the trees.
We squatted in a clump of under
growth us quick as we caught sight of
them, without making any noise. They
would have smelt us, of course, if the
wind had been blowing towards them,
for the keenness of their smell is won
derful. Let a man get within a mile
mile of a herd that is feeding to
leeward of him, and the way they'll
scatter will be a caution. You may
talk about the scent of a dog, but it is
nothing to that of an elk. The head
fellow of them is always on the watch;
and when he feels that smell of a hul
man being touching his dewy nose,
away he goes like a shot, and the rest
after him. Well, we three, crouching
there under the bush, whispered with
each other what to do, and a minute
after, Joe Belker started back into the
woods as still as he could go. Where
was he going ? He was going around
a long stretch to come towards the
herd from the other sido of the hill,
and drive them down upon us. We
were to keep as still as we could till
wc heard them coming, and then up
and tire. It seems as if Joe never
would get around, he was gone so long,
and we were thinking something had
happened to him; but just then wo
beard a roaring noise, and we knew
the herd were coming. Wc did not
lie there quiet, of course; if we had,
we would have been trampled to death
in no time. Each of us jumped to his
feet, and popped behind a big tree just
in timo. The herd came crashing
through the woods, tearing away the
limbs with their huge spreading horns
with a mighty racket. We each took
aim at one of the herd. My compan
ion's ball went right through the heart
of a noble fellow, who leaped up into
the air and fell dead on the spot The
elk I had shot at was a huge one. I
knew I had hit him; but as it was, he
had strength enough to run on apiece
with the herd. But as the rest of the
bounding fellows disappeared in the
distance, I saw my victim drop upon
the ground in a little opening of the
wood just beyond, and close his eyes
in death. \Y bile Belker and Smith
were attending to their prizes,l start
ed off after mine. My knife was out,
and I had taken him by the head to
finish the work, —as I saw by his quiv
ering that life still lingered,—when the
j huge animal staggered to his feet, and
I felt myself spinning through the air.
Even as 1 flew I felt my death had
come; for soon as 1 touched ground
again the elk would be upon me, and
would gore me through and through.
Tho chance of my getting caught be
tween his horns, the way I did when
he threw me, was one out of a thousand,
and the second time would he death,
of course. Hut Belker had seen me
as 1 went up, and before I came down
ho had put a ball through the animal's
heart. Well, now, I've knocked around
in the world a great deal, as you know;
but in all my life I never took any
thing that shook me up as had as that
deer hoist did. 1 believe I'd rather bo
blown up on a steamer, run ovor by a
herd of buffalo, or hugged by a bear
a head taller than myself,—all of which
L hare been, in my time—than to bo
: sent a spinning through the air in that
way, with a wounded deer waiting tor
me to come down.' Oliver Optics Boy's
and Girl's Magazine.
A Grateful Tiger.
A caged tiger had a live dog thrown
to it ono day tor its dinner. Not being
very hungry, the usual!}* fierce creature
did not touch the trembling little vic
tim. This quietness gave the dog
i courage, and he began to lick the
tiger's eyes which were sore. This act
| seemed pleasant to the wild beast, and
j the dog continued from time to time,
till the eyes of this savage animal got
well. The tiger from that time took
! his tiny four legged doctor under his
patronage, looked upon him kindly,
and allowed him to eat what he chose
of the food thrownjnto his pen Hence
forth they lived like bosom triends.
Thus, you see, even the fierce tiger
can ho grateful for a little favor. How
much more, then, should children learn
to be grateful to their friends for the
groat favors they have received.