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Address, JACOBY A. SHUKAN.
Bloomsburf, Columbia County, Pa.
(iLUJrr4Ttn nox tub Timnna t coxtl-caLii )
By what name in cherished legend,
Lingering graceful on the tongue,
Dear to Poet s deathless fancy,
Hath a maid like thee been sung ?
Wert thou : many-beautiful model,
Faithful Enid or Elaine,
, Steadfast Custance, ineck Griselda,
Or pure Una of the plain ?
Didst thou, matching it in sweetness,
Bear the name of Rosalind ;
Wert thou Juliet or Miranda ;
Or Castara or Lucind ?
Wert thou the soul-bride of Dante
The half godded Florentine ?
Or that e'arthlicr fair of Florence,
Sidney's "heavenly" Geraldiue?
Virtue hath no fitter symbol,
Innocence no purer shrine.
Love no more unselfish temple
Than the vestal form of thine.
Beauty waited to be perfect,
Till, with gracious dignity.
Bridegroom Thought with Feeling wedded
At the altar of thine eye.
Dost thounow recall the Spring time
When the sun first ruled the cloud j
And Earth, from her death-sleep waking,
Put on flowere, and cast her shroud ?
Then thy bright hair's golden glory
Was to me a maize of light ;
Was thy smile a bow of promise,
And the pole star of my night.
Art thou musing on the Summer,
When the year had reached its prime ; .
When an Eden spirit tended 0 '
All things in an Eden clime ?
Then thy glee first veiled with blushes,
Then thy soul first spake in song ;
And the warmth of covert glances
Loosed my scarcely venturing tongue.
Dost thou think upon the Autumnj
When fruition crowned too yoar ;
When the garners, stored with plenty,
Still left plenty everywhere ?
Nature then, relieved, from labor,
Halted for her veil-won rest ;
And thy shortielaying fondness
Calmed the tumult of my breast
Tear not now the harsh November,
Dealing death at every pace ;
Be it mine that noc too roughly
Shall its winds assail thyface!
0, my dearest hope in Spring-time,
O, my fondest summer priue,
O, my all, betrothed in Autumn,
' Ere the Winter, be mv pride ! k. n. G,
General Grant's i osition.
This noble soldier has taken so firm a stand
in support of the President, a3 to put to
confusion the radicals upon all sides. They
threw out their skirmishers, they resorted to
artifice and strategem to capture him ; and
failing finally in all such feeble efforts, they
determined tccarry him by storm, and chose
as a convenient opportunity the occasion of
his appearance at Cincianati in advance of
the Presidential party. They knew he would
not give them audience, and it was deter
mined, therefore, to surprise him in the
theatre whither he had gone for the express
purpose of avoiding them.
But the General was not to be surprv sod
nor overcome so easily, for his eagle-eye is
fixed as fastly and witheringly upon the foes
of the Constitution and the Union now, as
it was when he was seated before Richmond,
and the rebuke he gave them at Cincinnati
would have disheartened and dismayed any
party that had not pledged its life, its for
tune and its sacred honor to the dissolution
and distraction of its country. The lan
guage of the General himself is more forci
ble than any comment we could make upon
it, and we quote therefore from the Cincin
nati papers the account of the scenes which
transpired at the theatre, the significance of
which cannot be overrated or misunderstood :
"General Grant visited Wood's Theatre
last night, where he was enthusiastically re
ceived. The Enquirer of to-day says of the
proceedings : "The boys in blue paraded to
the theatre, and Mr. Eggliston and others
"sscended the stairs, and 31r. Allen, the man
ager, was requested to go and inform Gener-
Grant that there was a crowd of citizens
the outside who desired to see him. Mr.
Allen went into the private box and conve'-
the intelligence to the General, who re
plied, " I cannot, and will not see tliem
Please tell their commander to come to mc."
Ilr. Allen communicated with Commander
X F. Baker, who marched into the theatre,
ad with others, entered General Grant's
- rivate box. Without giving Captain Ba
ker a moment to say a single word, General
Grant approached him and said in a firm
"Sift Tarn no politician ; the President of
, United State is tny Com ma nder-in-
I consider this demonstration in op
to the President of the United States,
T. t r -,t..T ........ . 1 1 1 ?
greatly annoyed at this demonstration.
came here to enjoy this theatrical perfor
mance. I will be glad to sec you to-morrow
when the President arrires."
This is indeed more than the General coul
have been expected to say, and more than
he generally does say upon any subject, lie
is emphatically a man of action, and when
he appeared at the head of the armies of the
Union he did not stop to explain to the reb
els that he was about to fight in the Union
cause, his presence there was the best expla
nation he could give, and the world asked no
questions upon that score.
And so his voluntary presence at the right
hand of the President during his recent
tour ; silently endorsing every word he said
in defence of his country, was more siirnifi
cant than a volume of arguments, and much
the best explanation he could make to his
countrymen of the position he occupied upon
the overruling question of reconstruction.
lie was not there in an oincial capacity
certainly, and the President could not have
obliged him to go, and we can therefore only
regard it as a voluntary endorsement upon
his part of the policy the President is pur
suing to restore our shattered and bleeding
lhe radicals know too well the weight that
the General will carry with him in the ap
proaching election, to let him off so easily.
They have exhausted their efforts to win him
over to the disunion side, they have failed
to caJi a word of encouragement from his
ips, they cannot point to a single act or his
which indicates a chance of separation from
the President ; and they have therefore fal-
en back upon lying, that never-failing source
from which all their most effective ammuni
tion is drawn. They have put a speech into
General Grant's mouth which they know he
cannot contradict in print wituout uemg
drawn into a political controversy, and they
think the chances are against his undertak
ing this, at least until alter the election is
over, and then it will matter little to them,
for the lie"Vill have borne its fruit, and they
are beyond the reach of the shame that
would haunt and humiliate conscientious,
honest ami honorable men.
Democratic State CoMrrrrEE Rooms, "1
823 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, j
To the People of Pennsylvania :
The Democratic party in its platform of
principles, adopted at llarrisburg, on the
5th day of March, 18G6, resolved
1. That the States whereof the people
bear true faith to the Constitution and laws.
and in order to vindicate the maxim that
taxation without representation is tyranny,
such representatives should be forthwith ad
mitted. 2. That the faith of the republic U pledged
to the payment of the national debt, and
Congress should pass all laws necessary for
3. That the white race alone is entitled to
the control of the government of the repub
lic, and we are unwilling to grant to negroes
the right to vote.
Upon this platform we placed our candi
date for Governor, and with these principles
we confidently look for success in this con
test Our opponents in their Convention, held
at Harrisburg on the 7th day of March, 1SC6,
also, adopted a platform, and nominated a
candidate. The principles they ennunciated
appear to be lost sight of, aud the proposed
constitutional amendment takes their place
as the rule of RaJical orthodoxy, and to it
their candidate gives his unhesitating sup
port. Negro equality and negro suffrage arc the
essential elements in that amendment By
it the negro is made the equal of the white
man in all his "privileges and immunities."
The right of Pennsylvania to make laws to
regulate the migration of negroes into the
State is deuied and she is deprived of her
just share of representation in Congress un
less her Constitution be amended and the
negro allowed to vote.
The Radical candidates for Governor and
for United States Senator ; their leaders of
public sentiment ; their speakers and their
newspapers areopen advocatesef this amend
ment, aud their practice accords with their
profession, for they mingle with the negTO in
social intercourse, in political conventions,
aud in public processions.
- We hojd that the negro is not the equal of
the white man, and, whilst we accord to him
freedom and protection of person, with the
right to enjoyment of the Truits of his labor
and aid in intellectual advancement, we af
firm that our own racc'fs entitled to control
the entire machinery of the government
Sustain this amendment and you give the
negro the right to aid in governing you ; de
feat it, and you maintain 30 ur own right of
Every mm icho votes for Geary or for a
Radical candulate for Congress, votes as
distinctly for negro suffrage and negro cqal
ity as if they were printed on his ballot.
Democrats op Pennsylvania I
Power is no longer against you, but ranges
itself upon your side. Opportunities for
fraud do not exist Aid comes to you from
the ranks of the enemy. No Democrat who
voted for McClellan votes against you now ;
j'our brethern are aroused from the Lakes to
the Delaware. A change of five per cent
upon the vote of 18G4 will sweep your oppo
nents out of existence. You can count it in
every election district in the Commonwealth;
and if you will but execute the details of
your organization, success is certain.
'Faith in your principles, courage for the
contest, and a determination to poll every
Conservative vote, are the only requisites to
an assured victory.
were latety m rebellion are integral parts of
the Union, and are entitled to representa
tion in Comrress. bv men dulv elected, who
The Prospect in Pennsylvania.
If there is a faint-hearted Democrat in
Columbia County, and we think they are
scarce, let him read the following from
the Philadelphia Age. This may be regard
ed as a truthful and authoritative statement
of the condition of the canvass. Let every
Democrat read it and go to work with a will :
The Work Before Us. A careful ex
amination of the political situation in Penn
sylvania enables us to speak to-day of the
prospects of a democratic and Conservative
victory in this Commonwealth with a confi
dence that we never before felt in any G uber
natorial canvass. Information from nearly
every county in the State, furnishes us with
the means of talking plainly upon this cheer
ing topic. Everywhere the Democratic par
ty is thoroughly aroused. It was never more
enthusiastic It never worked with more
zeal and energy. There is not an election
district which shows any lukewarmness or
lethargy in the good old cause. From the
Delaware to the Allcghenics, from the Mary
land line to the New York border, but one
spirit animates our political brethern, and
there is not a single break in the advancing
column. Wherever our candidate goes, he
is received by thousands of freemen who
have devoted themselves to the great work
before us. Iliester Clymcr is recognized as
the live champion of Union, Restoration, and
Constitutional Liberty. His private char
acter is without spot or blemish. His politi
cal record is pure and stainless. His earnest
eloquence and commanding talents are at
tracting to his banner hundreds who never
before voted the Democratic ticket, and who
now resolved to cast their ballots for the first
time for a Democratic candidate. The peo
ple want a pure and honest man, as well as
an able and accomplished statesman, at the
head of affairs in the old Keystone, and,
viewing the two candidates and the two plat
forms, they are laboring' with unparalleled
energy to promote the success of those prin
ciples whose triumph will assuredly bring
peace and prosperity to the distracted nation.
In this crisis of our country's history, it is
well that every patriot should work unceas
ingly until the great battle is fought and
won. No true man should be idle. There are
issues involved in this contest which should
nerve every one to the solemn task before
him. We speak earnestly to-day. Hear us
for our cause ! Do not let a vote be lost. If
the full Democratic strength is polled, the
victory is as certain as that light follows dark
ness. This fact is well understood by our
opponents, and they are endeavoring to
counteract its effect by all the arts and mach
inations they enn bring to bear upon the con
test They are manufacturing the grossest
ilanders against the Democratic nominee.
They are putting words into General Grant's
mouth that he never used, and, notwith
standing his fearful rebuke to the Radical
managero, they are attempting, by the most
wilful falsehoods, to make the people believe
he is in favor of the negro-suffrage candi
dates. To our brethren, everywhere, we say
to-day, be of good cheer 1 The day of your
redeoiption draweth nigh ! All you have to
do, is to work for the victory now within
your grasp. Union men of Pennsylvania !
Your duty is plain. The whole lesson lies in
a single word work ! work 1 .work 1
Clymer Will be Elected.
"Clymer will withdraw;" Clymer must
withdraw ;" "Clymeris aclog on his party ;"
the best posted of the Democratic leaders
declare that Clymcr ha3 no chance of elec
tion ;'' &c. These are a few of the daily ut
terances of Geary organs, with whom the
wish is always father to the lie. Mr. Cly
mer will not withdraw fur a very good reason
that he is the unanimous choice of the Dem
ocratic party, whose eveiy vote he will poll
on the second iuesdav ot Uctooer. lie is
not a clog on the parti, and no Democrat
has ever predicted or anticipated defeat for
him. On the other hand, the prospect of
electing him is unusually bright and flatter
ing. Mr. Clymer has been working assiduously
and faithfully in all parts of the State, and
nowhere has he failed to make a most fa
vorable impression and to bring to 1m sup
port legions of fresh voters. He has tlie un
doubted assurance of largely increased ma
jorities in every Democratic county, and of
extraordinary changes in his favor vi oppo
sition counties I In not a single county in
the State will he fail torunbcyoml the Dem
ocratic poll of 1864 and lS65,a in several
counties niS GAIN'S WILL AMOUNT TO NOT
LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND.
These facts are pretty well known to the
Gearyites, (whose league organization has
enabled them to "count noses,") and that is
what the serious matter is with them. They
rfiud fewer "noses" in the league rooms than
formerly, and, upon inquiry, discover that
the absence is permanent These absences
run from hundreds to thousands in every
county in the Stale, and have caused the
most serious alarm among the leaders. Men
of intelligence cannot be duped into the sup
port of the Disunion majority of the Rump
Congress a majority which boldly proclaims
disunion as a mean3 to secure the "spoils ;"
which voted to force negro suffrage in the
District of Columbia ; which passed the Ne
gro Rights and Freedmen's Bureau Bills ;
and which has declared that all its acts are
to secure perpetual supremacy for its party,
regardless 01 the welfare of the country.
The leaders of the Geary faction see and feel
their want of a platform of principles, but
cover up the deficiency with abuse of the
President and all who are connected with
him, in the endeavor to excite uniust preju
dices. In their los3 of numbers thev see the
fate in store for them, and hence the more
A NIGHT WITH WOLVES.
Away we went at whirlwind speed over
the sheet of glistening snow which covered
the whole country for miles around.
Four f plendid horses drew our sledge, and
we bounded along noiselessly, smoothly, rap
idly, like phantoms. - We had some thirty
miles to travel; but at the glorious pace we
were going, we shoftld aecompli.-h it in three
hours. It was now eight o'clock ; we might
fairly expect to be at my chateau by a little
Away we went 1 The snow flew past us
like a vast foaming torrent, while I could
almost fancy that we were at rest, so even,
almost imperceptible, was our motion.
Suddenly one of the traces gave way, and
iu an instant all our four horses, young and
high-spirited, were kicking and plunging
fearfully. ' The broken trace was the least of
the damage done ; and when I and Fritz,
my servant, scrambled out, and seizing their
heads stopped their pranks, we found that
they had kicked themselves almost entirely
free from the sledge,
Had they but done so, and remembering
what afterward occurred, I think of the tcr
riblatonsequenees and tremble.
It took a full hour's work to repair the
damage, and even when this was done, we
were compelled to go at a comparatively
slow pace, for fear that something should
agai :i rive way.
I lighted a cigar, and well wrapped in furs
and cloaks, leaned lazily and luxuriously
back, enjoying the gentle, easy motion, and
watching the four horse? as they bounded
along with the light sledge.
On a sudden, however, I noticed that they
seemed to afford Fritz more than ordinary
I wa3 aroused from my half dreamy state
by hearing him devote them to the infernal
gods, in all the mingled dialects of Poland,
Germany and Russia, and that f jr a caue
which seldom attacks the indignation of the
traveller namely, for going too fast
In spite of all his exertions they had burst
into a furious gallop. He cursed, swore,
pulled and tugged in vain. With alarmed
eyes and erected ears the eager horses disre
garded the utmost efforts of curb and bridle
and dragged us forward with a velocity I
should have thought impossible. As there
was no danger, I was rather amus?d than
otherwise at the glorious pace ut which we
were goinf .
All on a sudden, however, Fritz ceased to
swear, and with a hasty ejaculation, loosened
the reins, and allowed the horses to tear
ahead at their utmost speed without attempt
ing to stop them.
"The beasts are right, right, by a thou
sand devils. I ought to have known it!"
"What do you mean?" I asked.
He turned in his seat, and said in a low
voice, his face pale with emotion :
"The wolves 1"
I stood up in the sledge and looked back,
but for a long time could discover nothing.
At last, however I could discern a dark
mass in the snow at a great distance. I
thought, however, that it was only trees,
and laughed at the terror of Fritz, which'
even the horses seemed to share.
In about ten minutes, however, the terri
ble truth burst upon me the dark mass was
in motion and approached rapidly. 1 heard,
too, a sound in the distance which at first I
thought was the whittling of the wind.
It was the howling of the hungry and fe
rocious pack of wolves on oar track. Closer
and closer came ths dark mass ; plainer and
plainer the dreadful howls. The terrified
horses could hear them now, anl da.diod on
with more desperate energy than before.
Nearer and nearer they came. We could
not only hear their dreadful howls, but even
the tramp of their cursed feet, as they gal
loped along the frozen snow on our track.
The arms we had consisted of two fowling
pieces and a brace of pistols. Unfortunately,
we had but a very scanty stock of powder
and ball, and not more than enough for two
or three discharges.
" What is to be done ?" I whispered to
" Fight 1 fight to the last!" ho replied ;
" we mud be overtaken. The horses can
not hold out much longer. It is yet quite
twenty miles to the chateau, and they will
be upon us in a few minutes. " Ha !" he
cried, suddenly, " I had forgotten there 'is
yet a gleam of hope 1"
And now he lashed the horses, already at
their utmost speed, and evf stabbed them
repeatedly with his hunting knife, to urge
them on to fresh cxertious.
Ahead of us was a small forest, or rather
wood. It was distant some two miles, but,
owing to the white sheet of snow between,
looked much nearer.
"If we could only reach it!" he uttered,
furiously lashing the horses.
The chase continued. I stood ready with
my fowling piece to fire immediately when
they were M ithin shot
The fleetest of the pack dashed ahead of
the others, and approached within a few
yards of the sledge. Their howls were fear
ful. I fired two barrels, and three wolves
fell dead or wounded. In an instant these
were surrounded by the others, who quickly
tore to pieces and devoured their fallen com
rades. This obtained us a respite but a very
short one ; for in less than a minute nothing
remained of the wolves I had shot, but their
I again loaded my piece, and again the
pack dashed on in pursuit. We had not
gained half a mile when they were again up
This time they came on more furiously and
When they were near enough I again fired,
and two wolves fell. This time, however,
the devouring of their companions did not
take so long, for I had only wounded two.
Once again I reloaded the fowling piece,
and found that all our ammunition was
" Do not fire," said Fritz, when I informed
him of the fact, " till the last moment re
serve your fire for our last chance."
" Is there any?" I asked gloomily.
" One, and one only. Not far from this,
in the woods hence but I do not know how
far, perhaps not more than a mile is an old
hunting lodge ; if we can reach it we are
safe if not we arc lost"
On came the wolves and they were many
and quite close upon the sledge.
Two terrific, great monsters were abso
lutely just abreast of us, and were striving
to get ahead to the horsc3, who, poor brutes,
could hear and see them, and tore away at
such a terrible pace that even the swift
wolves could not gain upon us.
"Fire! fire!" shouted Fritz ; "fire and
aim well; for if those brutes reaclvthe
horses, we are lost"
I fired a barrel at the wolf on my left, and
over he went with a bullet through his body.
I very nearly missed the second, but fortu
nately the ball grazed the bone of his leg,
breaking it, and causing him to fall. But
several others took their places.
" Keep theaioffl keep them off!" shout
ed Fritz, "but for one minute, and we are
saved. The hut is close by."
Frantically he flogged and shouted to the
horses, anl desperately they responded to the
I fired the two barrels of the remaining
fowling piece, and then, sticking my pistols
in my belt, I shouldered my gun, and stand
ing up, struck right and left at the howling
pack, which were now rapidly accumulating
on our rear.
The next moment and we pulled up short
at the hut
"Fire your pistols right in their faces!"
shouted old Fritz.
I did so, and had the satisfaction of seeing
the howling pack fall back for a minute.
This gave Fritz an opportunity of jump
ing out and cutting adrift the horses, who
immediately galloped off.
" Now, sir, now !" he cried, holding open
the hut door "haste."
Still holding the fowling piece by the bar
rel, and swinging it around me, I leaped to
Some of the wolves had dashed off in pur
suit of the horses, while others were be
tween me and the hut.
I struck viciously at the howling brutes
and rushed through them to the open door.
One monster sprang at my throat, but for
tunately, I succeeded in striking him down,
and he was content with tearing a piece, with
his horrid fangs, from my leg.
The next instiut, faint and bleeding, we
were safe in the hut, aud Fritz barred and
bolted the door, leaving the pack outside.
For a moment or two they scratched and
gnawed at the door, and then dashed off to
join their companions in the chase after the
horses. Soon after we heard heart-rending
and piercing screams.
"Ah, I thought so," said Fritz sadly,
"my poor horses! They can stand a great
deal ; but when one comes to be torn to
pieces by wolves, it's no wonder they cry
It was not long before the furious pack
returned ; for, having devoured the horses,
and apparently not half satisfieJ, they sur
rounded the hut on all sides, aud nothing
could be heard but their horrih'e bowlings.
We could hear them scraping, scratching,
aud tearing the wood-work of the hut with
Next they attempted to climb to the roof,
and soon some succeeded, for we could hear
them crawling about outride.
There was no chimney to the hut, but
merely an aperture ia the roof fjr the smoke
The hut in which we had found temiorary
safety consisted only of four walls, made of
rough but strong slabs of wood.
It contained a rude fire-place, anl, fortu
nately f jr us, there were still embers smoul
dering. There was also a little green bru.-h-wood
in the hut, which Fritz hastened to
cast in the fire. As it caught and burned
up, it gave rise to dense volumes of smoke,
which, pouring through the aperture in the
roof, effectually kept the wolves at bay.
But after a time the smoke began to clear,
the green wood was all gone, and the wind,
which now was high, blew aside the smoke
from the hole in the roof.
In a very short time we perceived the
gleaming eyes and red mouth, half oren, of
a monstrous wolf looking down on us.
We struck at him with the butt-ends of
our fowling pieces, and soon brought him,
stuuncd and bleeding, to our feet.
Fiitz took " a piece of burning wood,
mounted to the aperture and waved it
Wolves, like all wild beasts, are in mortal
dread of fire, and we soon heard them all
scamper off to the roof.
All through the long night we heard the
howling of the ferocious pack, who had now
regularly terrified us ; for, although scared
by the fire, they attempted the roof no
more, but all remained around the hut.
All things have their end, and so at last
had this long and dismal night Ths day
broke at last, and Fritz, aroused himself,
piled on the fire every available bit of wood ,
he could find. For full three hours after
sunrise nothing occurred beyond howling ;
but what an awful three houi-3 were they 1
forms of our enemies. Three of the largest
wolves had climbed the roof and were look
ing down upon us.
I fired my fowling piece our last charge
of powder. This drove them away, and the
dead body of one fell through the aperture,
aud into the hut. This, however, procured
us but a short respite ; the brutes knew the
way ; the sun was now high in the heavens,
and the fire-brand was now useless.
Soon another and fiercer lot succeeded
those we had driven away, and we had now
no more powder or shot to drive them back.
Clubbing our guns, we struck furiously at
them, all the time shouting loudly. Several
fell wounded and incapable of injury into
the hut, but others at once took their places.
The furious monsters, ravenous with hun
ger, which the horses and their comrades
they had devoured but seemed to whet,
glared down upon us from the roof, howling
incessantly, and waiting the moment to
At last one great brute set the example,
and crouching for an instant, sprang right at
Fritz, at the same time giving a terrible yell.
Fortunately old Fritz was enabled to spring
on one side, and the moment the wolf land
ed he dashed out his brains with the gun he
Hardly was this accomplished, than .anoth
er and another leaped down, and those were
followed by still more, which all our efforts
could not keep back. Furiously we fought
with the desperation of despair, for we had
almost given up hope. Several times I felt
the fangs of the wolves in my flesh ; but by
almost superhuman exertions freed myself,
and laying about me right and left, sent the
shaggy brutes sprawling under the terrible
force of my blows.
In vain ; as fast as they fell others came
leaping down, and the hut was now alive
with the wild, savage beasts. With a short
prayer, and nerved with a fierce determina
tion, I threw myself in their midst, and giv
ing my strength to one last desperate effort,
I created fearful havoc among the crowded
The cry was still they come. Weary, faint
and despairing, I staggered, and was about
to fall prostrate on the ground among the
horrible sea of glaring eyes, white teeth and
red throats which surrounded me, when a
loud shout from outside, followed by a rapid
and sustained discharge of fire-arms, gave
me fresh strength, and once again nerved
At this moment a wolf, leaping from the
aperture, alighted on my shoulders, and en
deavored to fix his horrid fangs in my throat.
I tore him away and flung him on the em
bers of the fire, regardless of a dreadful
bite I received in the hand.
The sparks flew in all direitions, and the
darkness of the hut was illuminated by a
flame of light as the fire blazed up. The
wolves were steadied by this for a mo
ment, and in that moment I noticed with
joy that no more were ou the roof.
Another shout outside, and a still closer
discharge, informed U3 that friends were
near. Shouting words of encouragement to
Fritz, who was terribly torn by the teeth of
the brutes, I again attacked them with my
little remaining strength. Fritz, too, nobly
seconded me, and in half a minute our re
maining enemies were killed or disabled.
Scarcely had the glaring eyes of the la.ct
disappeared, under a furious blow from the
butt-end of my gun, than, utterly worn out
by the tremendous exertion of the last ten
minutes, bleeding from half a dozen places
where the wolves had torn my flesh, nature
gave way, and I fell forward on a pile of our
deal enemies, and fainted.
The next moment the door was burst open,
and our friends from the chateau, who had
come to the rescue, rushed in, and raising
the apparently lifeless f jrms of myself and
Fritz, bore u-s out into the air, where, laid
on the cold snow, we soon recovered con
sciousness, and found that we were saved.
Thus ended our adventure ; but assuredly,
were I to live to be as old as Methusaleh, I
shall never forget our night with the wolves.
Gossip and Slander. Wc have known
a country society which ritliered away all ta
nothing under the dry rot of gossip only.
Friendships once firm as granite dissolved to
jelly and then ran to water, only because of
this ; love that promised a future as endur
ing as Heaven and as stable as truth, evap
orated into morning mist that turned to a
day's long tears, only because of this ; and
a husband aud his young wife, straining at
the hated lase. which in the beginning had
been the golden bondage of a God-blessed
love, salt mournfully by the side of a grave
where all their joy buried because of this.
We have seen faith transformed to doubt,
hope give place to grim despair, and charity
take on itself the feature of black malevo
lence, all because of words of scandal, and
the magic mutterings of gossip. Great
crimes work great wrongs, and the deeper
tragedies of human life springs from its lar
ger passions ; but woeTul and most melan
choly are the uncatalogued tragedies that is
sue from gossip and detraction ; most mourn
ful the shipwreck ma le of noble natures
and lovely life by the bitter winds and dead
salt waters of scandal. So easy to say, yet
so hard to disapprove throwing on the in
nocent all the burden and the strain of dem
onstrating their innocence, and punishing
them as guilty if unable to pick out the
stings they never see, and to silence words
they never hear. Gossip and slander are the
deadliest aud crudest weapons man has
forged for his brother's hurt
They Agree. Greeley, through his Tri
bune, calls Thurlew Weed, an "infamous
.lj :n " 1 W 1 l v. Alk
OIO. ilia 111, UIIU 1 f C'-u, Uiiuuu uiu xuuaujr
Journal, says Greeley is " an old grey hair
One of the three- social civils of this age
is admitted to be the reluctance of our young
men to early marriages. They wont marry
now, we are told as they used to on 3000 a '
year. Depend upon it, in many cases it is
not the odd hundred or two that is wanting
it's the attraction. We have lost that joy
ous and familiar intercourse between neigh
bor's families, where young people's individ
ualities had space and opportunity lo devel
op themselves, and heart met heart. Odr
modish Cupid has overstrung his bow his
arrow don't pit home. Young ladies put away
the key to their hearts so carefully that no
body thinks it worth looking for. Who is to
chose the "one" out of the bevy of proper
behaved damsels like a row of hollyhocks,
differing only in height and shape and color?
They all look alike, and walk and dress alike;
and for anything that appears to the contra
ry, think and feel alike. Why, such achoicd
is an act of deliberate intention, matrimony
pretense ; very few young men dare to ven
ture upon it No wonder they calculate the
probable butcher's bills before they take
such a plunge as that Don't think I talk
like a cynical old bird not to be caught with
chaff. I take as the exponenfof what my
feelings would be if I were young, and open
as I once was to the conviction of bright
eyes, my nephew, Jack Hawthorne, not long
home from the Crimea, six foot one, inde
pendent, hairy as a Skj'c tcrrior, brave as a
lion, gentle as a gray hound, and I should
say impressive, decidedly.
"What I missed most," said he, in his
open-hearted, unabashed simplicity, "waa
the sight of a woman's face."
Whereupon I spoke
"I wonder, Jack, you don'tmarry; it would
make you a happier man than living half
your day3 in the smoking room of a club.
Why not pick up a nice girl, and set up the
famih.' man at the old manor ?"
"Well; so I would," said Jack, interject
ively, between the puff of his cigar ; "but
there are no girls now they're all young la
dies ! Catch me marrying a young lady 1"
We are again called upon to record another
murder another cold-blooded, heartless as
sassination. Occurrences of this kind are
becoming of terrible frequency in our com
munity, and the one we are called upon this
morning to record, exceeds in atrocity almost
anything we have hitherto been required to
In this tragedy the victim was not a man
whom we might suppose to have given some
provocation for the deed, but a poor, help
less woman treading the humblest walks of
life, and what is still worse, the mother of
six helpless children. On yesterday morn
ing, about ten o'clock, the wife of an Irish
man named Collins, living near where the '
Nicho'asville Railroad crosses Broadway, and
near what is known as the Nicholasvillo
Depot heard some one rapping on the door
her husband, who has a contract for re
pairing the turnpike from this city to Nich
olasvillo, was away from home, but was ex
pected to return late on the night in question.
She very naturally supposed it was her hus
band, and without a suspicion of danger
proceeded to the door and opened it ; what
person or persons were theie n 3 eyes but
her own in that instant saw, whoever it was.
She was shot by a pistol ball in the ocntre
of the forehead, scattering the brains in all
A brother-in-law of the murdered woman
was in the house at the time, and heard the
sh )t, but fays that shooting is so frequent,
and with so little regard to the proximity of
houses in that neighborhood, that he paid no
attention to it No one in the hou"e dreamed
of the crime which had been pcrpctratedr
until some of the children, when they had
arisen in the morning, found tho door open,
an 1 their mother lying stirk and dead.
No clue has been obtained to the murderer
or murderers; but beyond a doubt the crime
won the act of some miscreant, who sup
posed he had killed the husband instead of
the wife, for there is no reason to suppose
that there is any one base enough to thus
murder a poor helpless woman who had
never given offense to any one. Lexington
Gen. Geary. We would suggest to tho
Union RenuLlicuH. of William-wort, that it
laud County to old mother CumltcrlanJ.
where he belongs Democrat and Star.
My dear sir, if we should adopt 3'our sug
gestion wo would not be more correct than
heretofore. We have us id our best endeav
ors to find out th3 locality where Gen. Geary
resides, but we are compelled to admit, that
thus far our cxertious have not been crowned
with success We have addressed letters to
the General in nearly every county in tho
State, and failing to receive a reply from
him, we addressed one to him in Kansas,
which met with no better success. Now,
under such circumstances, we are compelled
to come to the conclusion that the General
does not any longer exist in the fleh io
fact, that he is dead. What confirms us more
in our conclusions is the fact that the last
authentic information wo received from him,
was over eighteen months ago on a Southern
battle field, and as a great many people lost
their lives on such fields it is more than
probable that the General lost his.
As for General Geary being a candidate
for Governor, it is all bo.-h. It is John Cess
na, who is the radical candidate for Govern
or, and who has assumed the namo of tho
deceased General for tho purpose of receiv
ing the soldiers' vote. The radical pre.51 for
the purpose of carrying out the fraud havo
placed the name of Geary at the head of
their columns, when all tho evidence -goea
to show that General Geary i3 dead. By
placing conS lenco in these papers, wo have
teen led astray, as well as tho DKM0C2AT
AND Star. Union Republican.
lge Geary's location from Westmore-