Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, July 31, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2930.
Poor House Business.
Tho Directors of tltn Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2o Tuesday of each month.
ssirsmiOT & ao. 5
Collections and remittances promptly made. ,
luterest allowed on time deposits. jan23-ly. ,
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mlfllin. Centre and Hunting
don counties mv 26
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, $2,500,000.
Tins Cotrpanv continues to issue Policies of Insur-,
juice on flu: Minos and Personal Property, in Town !
or Country, at cash or mutual rates.
JAMES RANKIN, President.
jaalß'W Lewistown. Pa.
Practicing Physician,
Belleville, Miflliu County, Pa.
"nil. DAHLEN has been appointed an Examining'
I/Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers requiring ex&m
ioatioii will find him at lus oftiee in Belleville.
toiler!lie. August 22, 1866.-y j
OFFERS his professional services to the
citizens of MitHin county. He is prepared to per
f in. :i■ I operations in the dental profession. Office j
tir-t door from the Lewistown House, Main street.,
where he will be found tne first two weeks of each
month, and tne 1m week of each month be will I
\;- i Ki-nacoquillas Vatby. Teeth extracted without
pum by the use of nitrous oxide tuyl-tf
L/iiio So
(' FFERS his professional services to the citizens of]
t Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat *
writ will do well to give pint a call.
lie may be found at all times at his office, three ]
d< irs east of H M. &R. Piatt's store, Valley street. ,
i plfi-ly* •
Acknowledged to be the best. London Prize Medal
and highest awards* in America received.
and Second hand Pianos. Music.
No. 722 ARCH St., beiow bth, Philadelphia, Pa.
Phila., April 24. 1867-3tn
which will be placed upon trial vvilh auy other now •
li use. He invites coinpetion. It can be tested .
iQ uo. CD2i(i: Da
with any other machine to enable pnrchers to choose ;
Give him a call. [niarl9-6mj WM. LIND. j
11 AS taken the Store formerly occupied
II "V John Haunt, for the purpose of earrving on j
the WAT* 11 MAKING and JEWELRY Business. He !
will be pleased to see all Sir. Baum's old customers,
and as many new ones as will favor him with a call.
All work warranted. Store on East Market street, i
nearly opposite the Post < tttieo.
Lewistown, April 24, ISG7-tf
"wit. Wrst Market st„ Lewistown,
Sacks. Cloaks. Hats, Bonnets, Ladies Fine DJ3EEE j
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved style.
Lewistown, April IS,
IST -E "W"
Meat Establisment.
rPHE undersigned has fitted up the build-
I ing in Brown street, above Frank's store, for a
meal si. p where Fresh Beef, Pork. Mutton. \ cab Ac.
i :oi he had at all times, an ice house for the preserva
tion of meat being connected with the establishment.
The public are invited to call.
yv. The room will im opened for the first time on j
Lewistown, March 13. 1867—tf.
Lewistown Coach Manufactory.
Junction 3d & Valley street.
fl -/e*" ,ri together for the purpose ot
I'-W) manufacturing Coachi', t'nrnn
jinx. tie., invite the public to j
give them i> .-Mil and examine specimens of their I
rk. which will be fund equal to any in or out ol!
if< -ities. All kinds of repairing promptly attended
to. deel2-)y i
has now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
which will !>c made up to order in the neat
est and most fashionable styles. an 19
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS his professional h'Tvioes to the citizen* of
Mifflin county Office n North<*ofrt corner f the
Dm ond. next to II oilman'* store. uiy2
Milroy, Mifflin County, Pa.,
r |Ml h Summer Session ol this Institution
I sell commence on the Ist May, 1867. Whole ex
pen— f-.r term of go weeks, including Tuition, Board;
Ki -i I ~,i 1t,„,n573. Full intiU' Hons given
tic— p,. | ariiig for College. Bui. in ess. or Teacbiug.
i ii- lumimo.,l i- located in one of the tiuc.-t Val
leys m tne State, at the foot of the Seven Mountains,
in u healthy neighborhood, and amid unsurpassed
sceuery. It' is accessible within a few miles by rail
road. J. A. AIKENS,
*tii7-3n5 Principal.
,|Ii93SU mu MMJM,
THE NEW YORK MICA ItooriNii COMPANY, (established
ISGS) are manufacturing under Letters Patent ttio
Best Article of Gomposition Roofing ever offered to
the Public. Ii is adapt--'! to overv style of Roof, stoep
i or fiat, mi l can be readily applied by any one.
j The U.ij Government* alter a thorough test of its
] utility, have adapted its use in tlie Navy Yards, nnil :
I upon Public Buildings.
The Roofing is put up in rolls, and has only to be j
I nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable L ire and Water-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
Buildings. Storun, Churches, Factories, Machine
Mioj s. Steamboat Decks, kt.
For coating TIN, IRON, or SHINOI.k ROOPS. It forms a
Botly Equal to Three Coat* of Ordinary Paint.
j No Roof can rust under it, and old leaky Roofs maybe
made permanently water-proof and durable by its "use.
The Paint requires NO MIXINH. but is ready to be ap-1
plied with the oidiuary paint brush. Prieu, il per gal
ton. which will cover two hundred square feet.
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt ami Hoofing Fitch.
Discount to tlie Trade. Circulars and Price List fur- i
j nisheii. Rights for counties sold at low rates. Address '
104 lirom!wag, N. Y.
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal st.. N. Og Schofield i
j Williams Co, Augusta. Gag Baldwin H. Woods)
Montgomerv, Ala.; T lus. S. Coate.-. Raleigh, N. C.; F. j
A. Tucker. Richmond, Vag Henry Wilson, Petersburg. |
] Va., Agent-. jan'23 j
Drew' s Patent
lyjtruDii'j oiaFHiii
THE greatest improvement of the age, in this line
of trade. Ist. D does aivay Willi the wrinkles on
i the instep, also, with the welted side seam which has j
'injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. It makes the
easiest sitting and best fitting boot ever worn. This '
boot i- now inauafuetured by P. F. Loop, who holds j
i the right of use for the county, and is prepared to
furnish all who wish to wear this boot. A liberal dis- ]
■ count to dealers who wish to deal in these boots. Or-!
i ders filh-d at short notice. Prices greatly reduced on j
j ail goods a'. P. F. Loop's Shoe Store. febO
628. :-:SCP SKIRTsT 628
MAY SPRING STYLUS, Allir own Halo."
■ embracing .'very New and Desirable size, style and
Shape of Plain and Trail Hoor SKIRTS.— 2. 2 1 4. 2£ 2
1 3-4, 3, 3 1-4. 3 1-2. 3 3-4 and 4 yards, round every length
: and size Waist; in every respect FIRST Afi ALITY. and
| especially adapted to meet the wants of FIRST CLASS !
and m.'st fashionable TRACE.
-Oca OWN M AKE." of Hoop Skirts, are lighter, more j
i elastic, more durable, and REALLY CHEATER than any 1
other make of either Single or Double Spring Skirt •
I in" the American Market. They are WARRANTED in
every respect, and wherever introduced give uiuvr- I
sal satisfaction. They are now being extensively sold
| by retailers, and every lady should try them
Ask for "Hopkin's Own Make." and s-e that each
I Skirt is Stamped "W. T. HOI'K 1 N'S MAM FAf.'TI R-
I ER, 628 ARCIi Street, PHILADELPHIA." iYo others
i are Genuine. A Catalogue containing Style, Size and ;
Retail Prices, sent to any address. A Uniform and i
: Liberal Discount allowed to Dealers. Orders bv mail 1
!or otherwise, promptly and carefully filled. Whole, j
| sale and Retail, at Manufactory and Sales-rooms. No :
j 628 Arch Street. Philadelphia. Skirts made to order-
I altered and repaired.
tnar2o-10ui VV'M. T. llOl'lvlNS.
Tailoring Establishment
f " i
(SZHkLIBIL'ISS "~\A7 q ©niSISSg)
MERCH ANT TAILOR, has removed his shoptothe i
•buildihg formerly known as the "green house," |
at the inter tion of Valley and Mill street, adjoining ;
H. M. & R. Pratt's store, where he cordially invites all |
who need anything in his line. Goods and Trim- ]
: inings furnished and gentlemen's clothing made, in I
the latest styles, on short notice, and at reasonable j
' prices. apll-tf
Why the Grain Bnsincss is Rrrht'tl at Mc-
Coy's Old Stand.
| r FHE undersigned, having rented the
1 large and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied l>y Frank McCoy, esq., is now prepared to
purcnase or receive and forward
for which lie will pay market prices. Also, he will
I keep for sake. SALT. PLASTER. COAL and FISH.
I He returns thanks to nil his old customers for their i
former patronage, and shall feel grateful forarenewal
I of past business relations.
I Merchants will find it to their advantage to give him
j a call. [marU-y] WILLIAM WILLIS, j
Are superior to all others for
i Contain all the latest improvements; are speedy ]
noisel.-ss; durable; and easy to work.
Illustrated Circulars tree" Agents wanted. Liberal i
disouut allowed. No consignments made.
Address EMPIRE S. M. CO., 616 Broadway, New
York. Beps'66-ly
Manufacturing Confectioners,
No. 31)3, HACK STREET,
gSaT" Molasses Candjr and Cocuauut Work |
geptl 2 66-Iv. j
20,000 MAJORITY!
To the Voters of Central Penna
IJ LECTION is over and ithasbeen decided by about '
I L 20.'>0 majority that tlie Tobacco and Cigar- sold
i at i- rysmger's Tobacco and Segar Store cannot be
i surpassed, either in equality or Puce,
i Look at the Prices, get some of the goods, and com
I pare with all others, and you will be satisfied that you
i "et the worth of your money at Frysinger's.
Ki > -it.ger's Spun Roll only il.OOper pound.
! p"rysmger's Navy " " " "
! Fry.singer's Congress " "
j Frvsinger's Flounder "
| WtMett Navy " '' u
' Oronokd Twist " ' ,
And other Plug Tobacco at 40 and 50 ets. perdb.
1 cut and Drv.W -nd 60 cts. Granulated Tobaccos at
Wi cts.. cts. so i ts.. SI.OO, t1.20. and i 1.50 per lb.
Fine Cut chewing, at SL4O and $1220.
i Clears at 1. 2. 3. 5 and Iniets. each.
P, in great var.et f; also Cigar Cases Tobacco
- ouches and Boxes. Match Safes, and all artndes
u-mIU kept in a lirsl-class Tobacco and Cigai . tore
i To Mcrcfiaiils, 1 off.-r tho above goods at prmestha
J will enable them to retail at the same prices that I
i P '( h'i 2 t reß '' Ze * f; " r Pr< ,lt E. FRYSINGER.
!' AA nn Tints'" WANTED—iIon iHi— Male and
$20.00 I in.'lc. introduce our NEW PA 1 T.N I ,
. t-' sHU'ITLE SEWIMi MACHINE- It isa ..ipt
f!ed for mm.ly use and Tadonng, 1 t makes a subdi
' alike on both sides. Price only 1W E.N 1> 1 ULua nn.
■ Extra ordinary mducements <„ Agents. lor yJI par
s. x>. M'CURDY,
! Benson. Campbell & Co.,
Conunissioii Mcrchnnts & Wholesale Grocers,
' .007 Market Street, Fhilmh/phia.
'-nARTICULAR attention given to sales of Ginseng,
' 1 Woo! V.oolen Yarn, Eur s-kins. I'cer skills, Stieep
' skins Klaxseed.Cloverseed, F'eatbers. Leather, Roots,
Dried' Fruit. Butter, Beeswax. Eggs, Ac.
' Ail goods warranted to give omire satisfaction, and
,' sold at the lowest city prices.
IMeiAae call auH btt convinced. ,
Alsoj a full hn of Tobacco kopt con-danGy^on
Lewistown Foundry
REESE & SLAGLE, Proprietors.
<). Iv. DAI'IS, Superintendent.
Manufacturers of
Iron and Brass Castings
Made and fitted up for Mills, Factories, Forges, Blast
Furnaces, Rolling Mills, Ac.
We call the attention of Tanners to our Oven for
burning tan under Steam Boilers.
TERMS REASONABLE. All orders by mail or
otherwise promptly attended to.
THE following Fire, Life, and Accidental Companies :
are represented by the undersigned :
aßtna, Fire of Ilartford, 81.083,000
Putnam, " 500,000
Home, New York 3,500,000!
Gerntania, " 700,000
Home, New Ilavtn, 1,000,000,
North America, Philadelphia, 1,750,000
Enterprise, " 400,000
Lycoming, Penna., 2,500,000 j
Fanners, York, Pa., 500,000
2\merican Life, Philadelphia, 1,000,000
N. Y. Accidental, New York, 250,0001
Horse Thief Ins. Co. York Pa., 50,000
This agency is prepared to insure against Fire. Death j
or Accident, in any part of Mifflin county Horses
are insured against i-lieft. All business pertaining to j
instilance promptly attended to.
janlft'OT JOHN HAMILTON, Agent.
Hamaker & Montgomery,
H AVE associated together for the pur
pose of manufacturing Conches, Buggies, Carria
ges, .Sulkies, Spring Wagons, Ac., at
in Valley street. Lewistown. They are prepared to
do all kinds of work in their line, in an elegant and
workmanlike manner, and invue the citizens of town j
and vicinity to call and examine their new .-took on
hand, before purchasing el-ewhere. as ail work inifo
ufaetured at this establishment is warranted.
Prompt attention given to all repairing, which will i
be done with neatness and durability, and guaranteed
to give satisfaction. myi-ly
U.\S just received a Stock of Hoots
tind Shops direct from Eastern Manufacturers,'
; vWueh he offers at greatly reduced prices:
Men's (Congress Gaiters, 83 50 j
44 (J love C'alt Congress do, 4 25
Womens' Lasting Gaiters, 1 25
Other work in proportion.
Also, an assortmentof Home Manufacture constant
ly oil hand, and made to older at short notice.
" Call and examine his stock before purchasing else
1 where. maj-8-y j
Look out for Us, as we are Com-j
iug once more, with a
"TrTE are prepared to sell Goods at the
* Y lowest market prices, lower than be 1
fore the war.
If you want good
Sugars at 11 to IG,
Coffees at 28 to 30,
llice at 13,
Syrupa at 15 to 30 qt,.
If you want good Teas of ail kinds go to
It t MeK.
If you want good Spices of all kinds, go to
K. & McK.
If you want a good quality of Honey, go to |
K. & McK..
If you want the best
Corn Starch, Concentrated Lye,
I Washing Soaps, Toilet Soaps,
Canned Fruits, &e..
Go to R. & McK.
i If you want to buy good white Muslin, yard
wide, at 15 cents, go to R. & McK
| If you want Calicos, at 10 to 18 cents, go to,
R. & McK.
; If vou want good goods of all kinds, such as
Ginghams at 10 to 25,
Bruwn Muslins at 10 to 23,
Delaines, 25, (old prices,)
] including Dress goods, the best of all kinds, j
Go to R. fc McK.
For Flannel, Ticking, Crash, Tahle Diaper, i
Linen, with a variety of other goods, go to
R. &. McK. j
If you want good Cotton Hose, at 15 to 30,
Go to R. a MeK. !
If you want good Notions of all kinds, go to
It. t McK.
Gentlemen, if you want Cotton Socks, at I'2J
cts , Paper Collars of all kinds, Linen Col
lars, got up for the summer, at 5 cents, go to
; 14. t McK.
If you want good
Cotton Pants Stuff,
Cassiiners and Cloths,
Go to R. 4 MeK.
1 If you want Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
' i go to R- a McK.
If VOU want good Fish of all kinds, go to
J R. A McK.
If you want to find a good stock of goods of
all kinds, go to R- * McK.
Thankful lor past favors, and hoping a con
tinuance of the same, wo remain.
Very Respectfully,
I Lewistown, June 19, 186/—tf
' T? J. HOFFMAN has just received a
s large supply of new goods, which will
1 be sold low, for cash.
fifilM WARE. A good assortment, at
Wednesday, July 31, 1867.
T have such thoughts so beautiful and sweet
I fain embrace as night each nestling star,
i That come as does tho morn, with dewy feet,
And heralding the joy that breaks afar;
! And thoughts, to me so simple, true and reai—
As real as dew-drops are mjyto the leaf—
j That I discourse until my fond Ideal
. Is wedded to the form of my belief.
i The Spirit Laiid then stands before my eyes,
i Not as a city we in fancy make,
But as a city 'neath the moonlight lies
With shadows seen reposing on the lake; -
And I can clearly sec the silver spray
1 That sparkles when tho boatman lifts his oar,
As towards tlie Palace of Immortal Day
i Through silent waves he plies his passage o'er.
And then a sound comes floating to my ears
Like rustling leaves the playful winds had fanned, |
Unti the gates I've seen through fulling tears,
j I cfoarly see with Heaven's own rainbow spanned; j
] And beings here that to my dreams belong.
With w.-iving palms attend each welcome band,
And with their starry harps recite in song
The harmonies that fill the Spirit Land.
' And there are seen those blooming fields and rills
! That fringe the margin of that peaceful Bay,
i Tlie life, the same that here our bosoms thrills,
Still finds us pilgrims on our upper way;
j And I rejoice so real to find it all,
As finds the chrysalis tlie fields and trees,
j That doul t was but the shadow of the wall,
j .My spirit now through its own starlight sees.
S. 11. LLOYD, i
The Six-Fingered Robber.
An Eastern Story.
[Concluded Irom last week.]
Alec never molested the poor.—
Wealthy caravans or pursy traders
were the sufferers; but his robberies
were bloodless, unless be met with re
-istunee or disobedience. He was, in
deed, on such good terms with tlie vil
iagers in whose neighborhood he car |
tied on his depredations, that lie is
said to have been daily provided with I
tin abundance of mona, to which each
! village contributed a portion j and in
J return, when there happened to be a
| marriage-feast, Alee would sometimes
; appear, and, bringing a gift for tlie
j bridegroom, would assist at the rejoic-[
Now Sheikh Bitocwy, of the village
| of , had made known, by the pub
lic crier, that his eldest son. .J ilaly, was
■to take unto him for wife Fatma, the
j daughter* of Raid Rtsiftsy.
These were joyful news for the Six
i fingered, who loved a carousal, and was
fond to excess of sornets, and never
| had he been accused of passing the
i wooden howl without taking a long
and hearty pull. That night his pota
tions were more deep and frequent
I than usual; and at length, overcome
Iby the intoxicating fumes, the free
booter lay senseless on the floor.
4 What sum has been offered for this
j drunkard?' said old Kador, the one
eyed, who, by-the-by, had frequently
handed the bowl to Alee (near to•
i whom he had seated himself). ' They i
j say,' he continued, 4 that our lord the!
iSultan would give tlie dower of a
! Basha's daughter for the bullet-head ol
that villain. 2\re we to disregard the
! royal mandate? Are we to admit into;
our feasts one whose very hand is
stained with the blood of our kindred?
j Did he not shoot my uncle's wife's
; brother, Raid Moktar, while obeying
the orders of Seeyedoona 1 Arewe to
I accept gifts bought at the price of
i blood ? Are wo, in the face of God i
land man, to be a party to his lawless!
I acts? Let others do as they please;*
, but I,' said he, unsheathing his dagger
at the same time, 4 1 will not be a traitor j
to my Sultan.' Heated with wine, and i
j excited by tho appeal of the One eyed,
j several of tho guests started up, ap
plauding his decision, ' But,'said they,!
j 4 let us not take his life, and bring ill
duck upon tho bride and bridegroom;)
rather let us secure his person, and
t send him in chains to the Prince of j
; Believers.'
It was some moments beforo Alee ;
!discovered their treachery, for the!
| fumes of somets had addled his brains: j
j resistance too was useless, so he sut
, fered himself to be hound hand and;
I foot.
! Having effected this, tho villagers!
j called a consultation, and agreed that
.three armed men should ho left to
watch him for tlie night Old Kador
'i again interposed, saying, 'O fools! ye
; know not with whom you have to deal:
j this is not a thief of the Shloh : this is
, not a cattle-stealer of Benimsooar.—
| This is tho Six-lingered : ay, this is he
for whom three hundred mitzakel have
been offered. It you will listen, I will
tell j'ou how to secure him.'
4 Speak then, O Kador,' they cried.
Upon which the One-eyed said,' Let
the skin ot his feet be torn from tlie
; soles ; and then, if he break his bonds,
' ho will not have power to go far.'
The savage proposition was put into
execution. 2\lee groaned with agony;
and called upon those around for mer
cy. To many of them he had perform
ed acts of kindness : but they had gone
too far to retract, and were deaf to his
This done, the three guards were
1 left to watch their bleeding prisoner,
j who lay groaning with pain, the acute
ness ol which had quite recovered him
j from his drunken fit.
j The night rolled on; and the guards,
tired of watching, drowsy from tlie ef
fects of wine, and trusting to the crip
pled state of the robber, gave way to
sleep: even old Kador, who was one of
their number, and tbe most watchful,
thought he might venture to snatch an
hour of rest.
j On hearing the snoring of tho guards
the hope of escape flashed through the
mind of Alee: but how to break his
bonds—for one or two efforts told bint
that even with his enormous strength
the thick palmetto cord was not to bo
! conquered.
Now, he remembered, there was a
largo flat slab of stone in the centre of
the hut, upon which the bowl of somets
had been placed, and the sides of which
had been finely cut: so, creeping to
wards it, he patiently rubbed tho cord
against the sharp edge of tho stone,
until lie had completely sawn through
it, and his hands became free.
With a little dagger, which he cau
tiously removed from the belt of one
lof the sleepers, he cut the cords that
hound his feet: then tearing off part
|of his turban, and creeping towards
the glimmering lamp, dipped the r.igs
in the oil, and hound his mutilated feet.
'Now,' muttered he, 'f escape or die
but first let me have revenge!' So,j
j crawling towards the old Kador, the!
cause of all his present suffering, he;
| suddenly placed his iron fist on the
mouth of tho old man, and with the
| other hand plunged the dagger into his
perfidious heart.
All was quiet without—both dogs
land men were alike overcome with
; the plentiful bounty of' the sheikh : so,
stealing along snake-like through the
village, lie descended towards the river,
which at some half-mile from thence
ran its rapid course towards the sea
lie soon reached it, and having
j quaffed a copious draught, he plunged
into the stream, laying flat on his hack,
and allowing tlie rapid current to ear
ly him whither it listed.
Alee, havingfloated a long way down
the stream, made for the shore, and
lay some hours in tho wet reeds, week
irom loss of blood, excitement, and fa
During this time, however, he had
dressed his wounds with the herb call
ed Tserbil, which grows in marshy
i ground, and which he had fortunately
found near the water's edge, and its
cooling qualities tended nuch tore
licve his aching feet. 2Vs the evening
I set in, ho again started on his painful
journey, crawling on his knees and
hands—which, alter a few miles ol
such travelling, were reduced to al
most as wretched a state as his muti
lated feet—and he was again obliged
to seek a hiding-place, until lie could
recover strength and heart to continue
j his journey.
Thus did he labor on for five long
lays; and had it not been for the
I scraps of bread taken from the hut of
the sheikh, he would have died of hun
ger. On tho morning of the sixth day
he reached his own hut. 2V horrid
stillness prevailed; and a cold chill
came over him, as with a trembling
voice he called upon his wife: but 110
)answer was returned. Alas, where
was she who used to welcome the rob
her with tears of gladness ? Again he
)called with a louder voice, 'llahmana,
where arc you ?' No reply gladdened
iiis ear. Gasping for breath he enter
ed the hut, and there lay the.corpse of
his poor wife, and on her cold bosom
an infant dying from want of nourish
4 Thy curse, O God, is 011 me,' he
cried, 4 and well have I deserved it!—
But why, O cruel fate, was I not per
mitted once again to see my wife while
yet alivo, and ask her forgiveness?—
! And my poor child too —alas ! alas !'
i\leo passed a long, long night of
•agony, bemoaning his cruel lot; up-1
j braiding himself bitterly for the in-,
temperance which had caused all this
misery ; and bathing with tears the re
; mains of his beloved wife and child.
Tho next day he peeled the hark
j from tho trunk of a young cork tree,
and made a coffin for tho bodies of his
wife and child; vowing to bury them
j by the tomb of his patron saint, in the
) wood of Sahel, as soon as his wounded
Icct would permit him to undertake
tlie laborious task.
Three weeks had passed, and zklee's
feet were much recovered; so, placing
the bier upon his shoulders, and taking
with him a fas, he took his way to the
sanctuary, which was a good six miles
from his solitary abode; and there he
buried the remains of her whom he had
loved so dearly; and then ho took an
oath, over tho fresh-dug grave, to
abandon tho life of a robber, and to
visit daily, Until death, the tomb of his
lamented Rahmana. Being no longer
,j provided with mono by his friends,
who all supposed him dead, and bound
by oath not to commit violence, poor
; Alee subsisted on acorns, or such roots
of tho forest as ho could procure; or
olse, crouching by the road-side with
• muffled face, begged bread, for the love
; of God, from the pa sers-by.
j Rumors now got abroad that a fig
i! ure liko that of tho famous robber had
, j often been seen sitting near the sanc
tuary of tho Sahel wood; and orders
i came down from tho court to tho Raid
j ot' Laraiche to iuquire into the truth
,{of these reports; and should Alec, the
Six fingered, be yet alive, and found to
frequent the sanctuary, that he must
be seized, and that even the sanctuary
itself might to violated, should betake
refuge there.
It was Friday; iVleo had taken a
branch of myrtle, and was seated over
the grave of his wife, speaking to lieri
after tho Moorish fashion, as if yet
alive. Wrapped in his thoughts, he
did not perceive, until they were nigh
upon him, some score of men, who
now emerged from the wood, armed
; with guns. iYlee was unarmed, for
thus ho always approached the holy
ground : he had left his mare some way
off in the wood, and his feet were not
yet so much recovered as to be trust- i
ed to in flight: moreover lie was tired
of life, and cared not what became off
himself; so walking leisurely towards)
the holy sepulchre, lie entered therein.
The soldiers now surrounded the
sanctuary. The orders were to bring
the Six lingered alive; so they agreed
not to commit any violenco, unless
Alee attempted to escape. Much dis
cussion, however, ensued as to who
should venture within to arrest the!
formidable culprit. At length three of
the stoutest hearted agreed to under
take the bold adventure.
Alee was sitting coiled up in a cor- '
ner, his head bent to his knees, and i
his hands buried in the folds of his gee- 1
lab. I
With fear and trembling the three
armed men advanced a step; when;
Alec, raising his head and fixing his
eagle eye on tho foremost man, seized
a huge stone, one of many which lay
scattered in the tomb, and hurled it 1
at his breast. The man fell, and the
two others made off, but one of them,
as he reached the threshold, was level
led by a second missile from the all-.
powerful hand of Alee.
4 And now,'exclaimed the B'ix fing
ered, as lie approached the door, 4 no
man shall lay hands on me within tlie]
sanctuary near to which my wife is
laid ; but I am sick of life, as all I car
ed for lies in yonder grave: so fear
not,' said he to the Raid of the troop,!
every man of which, with levelled gun,
was expecting further mischief; 4 take
me prisoner, and convey mo whither-j
soever you please.'
He was now hound without offering |
resistance, and led out of the burial
.Vice was taken prisoner to Laraiche, |
where the greater part of the popula
I tion came forth to see the dreaded)
highwayman, and, as he passed, the s
curses ot the man}' were showered on ;
his doomed head, but they were inter !
I mingled with the blessings of not a few
i who recognised in him a former bene
factor. Fetters were now riveted on
his hands and feet, and a massive iron
r collar, with a chain that would have
held a lion, was fastened round his
I neck. Thus secured, he was taken be
fore the governor of the place, who]
ordered liirn to he lodged in a dun-
I I gcon.
Tho Sultan, having been apprised of
tho robber's arrest, issued a royal let
1 ter, declaring him an outlaw, and con
■ demning him to lose the right hand
i and tlie right foot; that then he should
he released, and allowed to limp about
as a moral lessou for others of like
I character.
On the day appointed for the execu
I'j lion of this dreadful sentence, Alee was
1 led forth to the market-place, where
crowds of people had assembled from
all the country around to witness the
' fate of him wlto had been the cause of
such terror to this western world.
The executioner was ready with his
■ knife, and near at hand was placed a!
bowl of hot pitch, wherein tlie stumps !
1 were to be thrust to stop the bleeding !
His manacles, as I have told you, had!
1 been riveted on, and a blacksmith was!
about to be summoned to break them)
off, when Alee exclaimed, 4 ls it fori
these toys you require a blacksmith?'!
t and, jerking hack his hands, he snap !
ped them asunder
His right hand was now seized by
tho executioner, who, with three other
; men, endeavored to force it from the
socket previous to cutting it off at its)
•) joint. 'Why do you tremble?' said
'l Alee to the executioner; 4 give me the)
' knife, and I will do what you dare not. j
' Fear not that I shall uso the knife
' against you :my doom is sealed; and
L>i had 1 so wished, 1 would have escaped j
long ago' The knife was given to
s ) him, and, the four men pulling at his
*i hand, ho with his left hand.severed it
■? with ono cut, and plunged the bleed
1 ' j ing stump into the boiling pitch with
s| out a groan. His foot was then am
putated by tho executioner, and then
J 1 the poor wretch was abandoned to his
[l i fate.
' Two days after, Alee Boofraheo, the
°! Champion, the Six fingered, was found
j dead, lying 011 tho grave of Rahmana.
L lie is said to have expired raving mad,
i, and was buried by some charitable
' persons near to the body of his wife.
g A Woman Trapped,
r The Saginaw Enterprise has the fol
-1 lowing: A singular method of woman
0 trapping recently camo to our notice.
Judge Jewett, of Kockville, had set
[ and baited a largo steel trap near his
1 house for tho purpose of catching a
-j deer. During one night recently while
sj sitting in his room, pondering perhaps
1 on the probabilities of catching game,
1 i ho was aroused by a loud shriek in the)
e I direction of his trap. Hastily repair-
Vol. 57. No. 30.
ing to tho spot, he found to his con*
sternation and dismay, not a full grown
buck, with branching antlers, nor yet
a doe, but a woman writhing in agony,
firmly caught between tho ponderous
jaws of the trap. It appears that she
had been looking for some cattle that
had strayed away, and night coming
on she had probably got lost, and wan
dering by the Judge's trap, got herself
into difficulty. The most fortunate
circumstance that could possibly have
happened was, that she was not injured
in tho least.
General Sickles'' Equipage.
The Now York Herald says:—Gen.
Sickles has thanked Mr. Bingham for
his handsome reply to Mr. Eldridge,
adding:—'You may relieve his anxiety
with tho consoling information that
my equipage has not cost him or any
of his friends anything, said equipage
being the cherished gift of my com
rades of the Third Army Corps.'
If Mr. Elridge still desires to con.
tinue his investigations of the eqaipago
question, he might visit Newport and
see the Democratic party, in the per
son of the chairman of its Exocutivo
Committee, roll by in coach and four.
Or in our Park ho might daily see rev
enue collectors and whisky distillers,
whose frauds on the Government havo
not j-et been exposed in Congress, roll
by in equally gorgeous style.
General Lew. Wallace publishes, in
the Chicago Tribune, a letter on tho
Mexican question, more particularly
on the execution of Maximilian, from
which we quote as follows:
'Without the slightest hesitation,and
speaking from what I know, as having
been seen with my own eyes and heard
with my own ears, it is ray judgment,
that, next to Jef Davis, Maximilian
was tho greatest criminal whom tho *
country has yet seen. And the judg
ment has been formed with direct ref
erence to charity, mercy and humani
ty, all which appear to have been so
shocked by the Austrian's death. It
is further my jugdment that no people,
in any age or country, not excepting
our own in tho recent rebellion, ever
I suffered as much at the hands of their
| ruler, lawful or unlawful, as the Mexi
can people suffered from Maximilian'.
Children's Department.
Good Rules Tor All.
Profane swearing is abominable.
Vulgar language is disgusting.
Inquieitiveness is offensive.
Tattling is mean.
Lying is contemptable.
Slandering is develish.
Drunkenness is disgraceful.
Laziness is shameful.
Yain babbling is nonsensical.
Cheating is damnable.
Avoid all the above vices and aim at
usefulness and honesty. This is tho
road by which to become respectable,
and to establish a good character
Walk in it, and never leave it. Never
bo ashamed of honest labor. Pride is
j a hateful curse—a hateful vice. Nevor
jact the hypocrite, but always speak
out boldly, and let the world know
what you are. Keep good company.
Speak the truth at all times. Never
bo discouraged but persevere, and
~ mountains will become mole hills.
1 God Made Everything.
'Can you think of anything that
God didn't make?' I asked the little
fellows in my Sunday School.
'Yes'm' said Bobbie, promptly; e oys-
I ters.'
'And what makes you think he didn't
make oysters, Bobbie ?'
'Ob, because—because— why, I should
think most anybody could ma ho an
{oyster '
Maybe some of the little folks think
just as Bobbie did—that an oyster is
nothing but a soft, helpless, pulpy
thing, without head or feet, or any
particular shape, shut up in a rough,
ugly shell, the most helpless, ungainly
thing in the world. But you are very
much mistaken. God showed just as
much love and wisdom in making the
oyster as ho did in making tho beauti
ful bird that sings in the tree-tops.
His homo was.down under the salt
water, and his food was brought by
;Lhe constant motion of tho waves, not
into bis mouth, but into his stomach.
' Tie had no need of eyes to watch, or
- of lungs to breathe; the great salt bath
did it all for him. He was to live only
near ehoro and in shallow water, so
■ ho had no need of feet of fins to help
1 him on his travels. But his delicate
* tissues needed tho most careful protec
tion and so ho was provided with a
3 shell —ugly, rough, and hard without;
' smooth, glistening, and pearly within
—a wonderful house, that no tempest
> can sweep from the rock where it grows;
3 1 but this limp, little inhabitant can open
I the doors wide when he pleases, and
1 shut them so fast that no man's fingers
can rpen them. You must put in a
wedge and break the lock first, and
' then they fly open. Every creaturo
which God has made is exactly fitted
for tho place where he meant it to live;
and the moro we examine his works,
'.the moro we shall bo filled with won
der at his wisdom and skill.— Little Cor
' j poral.
*®r\Vhat two letters have tho least
in them ? MT.