The Ebensburg Alleghanian. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1865-1871, January 30, 1868, Image 1

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Ebensbarg, Pa.
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rfTE M. READE, Attorney at
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Office in Colonnade Row. jan24
TIEBNKV, Attorney at Law,
i KVecsLur?. Caraoria county, a .
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B aVlavr, Ebensbarg, Pa.
,-s-Office opposite-the Lourt nouse.
obsstos. n24 J. B. SCASLAX.
,MKS C. KASLI, Attorney at,
""' rrrol!town, Cambria county, Pa.
-.-hiterturl Drawings and Specifi-
SHOEMAKER, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
?i't:cu!r attention paui to coueci.10113
s- (ii"ri o..e dour cast of Lloyd &
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t ,. rhensburz. Pa. Office on High
-. ..f- Vnutpr'a Hotel.
Will i.ractice in the Courts of Cambria and
.i-f; ,W collection of claim
soldiers p.g:ui:st u government
A Love Son?.
She -who sleeps upon rar heart
tVcs the first to win it ;
She who dream? npon my breast
Ever reigns Within it ;
She who kisses off my lip3
Wakes their warmest blessing;
She who rests within mj arrys-"
Feels theflosest pressing.
Other days than these shall come,
Days that may be dreary ; r1
OtherhMTT jall greet U3 y
Holus that may be weary.
Still this heart shall be thy home,
Still this breast thy pillow,
Still these"As meet thijae as oft
BilioV -At
means of driving bis partner 'a young
.teth biUw.
Sleep, then, on my happy heart,
Since thy love hath won it ;
Dream, then, on my loyal breas
None but thou hast done it;
And -when age our bloom shall change,
With its fintry weather,
May we in the self-srgrave
Sleep and dream together.
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M 7 Low and Claim Agent, LbensLurg,
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Pensions, Dae i .
M:'itarv CUiiaiS roiiecicu.
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k Accounts, Notes, uue l.i
ic., collected. Deeds, Mortga-
-,i .iereenients. Letters 01 Anorur...
rcefullv attended to. Pensions increased.
ai Equalized Bounty collected. yan
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RDLVliliriALiA, M. A'., A iijMiau
. and Surpeon, bummit, Pa.
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feg- Oaice castot Mass-on nouse, uu rv.n--id
street. Night calls promptly attended
1 at his o!5ce. may 23
A log cabin out on the Western plains,
with enows that drift around it. Over
head a j:ray, dark sky, tnat seem?, it you
gazo upon it loug enough to get the spirit
ot its expression, to hold touie agosy ot
despair or death.
There i, however, a kind ot wild,
strong lite in the scene that liea beneath
spreading itself away from the window
of that loueiy log cabin, standing there as
a solitary witness of human lite in the
midst of the wild, white dreariness ot the
Perhaps the Httle &irl feels this. She
is not old enough to consciously think
wife a fine eouled, sensitive woman to
madness and to her grave.
Afterwards Josiah Keep had prospered
for yeare, for "sentenee ii not always ex
pected speedily agaiost an evil work;"
but at last his gDods and possessions be
gan to fall away from him.
He had passed the meridian of life
when misfortune overtook him. Then
his wife and one and another of his chil
dren died. Ill health came upon the
strong man, and the lonely log cabin on
the plains, where he had buried himself
for a couple of years, and the one little
sallow-cheeked daughter who remained ot
all the brave sons and tair daughters who
had called him father, tell the rest of the
sad stury of Josiah Keep.
In later life, the partner, whose young
manhood he had so cruellv blighted, had
pro?pered on every hand a good man,
with a ripe, tender nature, full of broad
sympathies, such as one does not often see.
Everybody said this of Benjamin May.
Two or three weeks before, the sick
man had learned through a neighbor that
business had brought his former partner
to the town nearest to his log cabin, and
only fifty miles away. At first, it seemed
to him that the world itself could not hire
him to look in the face ot the one whom
he had to wronged ; but as the end drew
near, and remorseful memories crowded
tat upon him, this fir3t feeling was su
perseded by a great hunger and craving
to hear iienjamin May s voice say tbat he
forgave him.
bo, two days before, he had hired a
neighbor to go in quest of Benjamin May,
desiring the latter to come to him, as he
hoped tor mercy iu his laot extremity,
tb.00.2h not daring then to disclose his
real name, lest the old bitterness should
rise up in the soul ot the other, and he
would refuse to grant what he would deny
to no other man the prayer of Josiah
Ravins permanently located in kbens-
jrjr. oners liis itun-rsiuui ei...v- . -
.t.ipni of town nd vicirity.
Teeth ex'.r.ictel, u-ithcut pain, 'ith Citrous
ude, or Lavjhwj Git.
r-v- KocLi3 over 11. R. Thomas' store, High
j The undersigned, Graduate of the Bl
. ...e College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
'.: bli pr"''-3s'c :i:il Sfrvices to the citizens
!.' r.-'.'.-rir l.o Las spared no means to
iurvitghly h-:.,ii:iut himself with every im-s.-ortmcnt
in h.J art. To ncuy yenrs of per
onal, he has sought to add the
.a-Barted experience ot the hitrhest authorities
;a Dental Science. He simiy asks. that an
3;portunitv may be ;ji7cn for his work to
rtik ite own t TAise.
Re'trtnees: Prof. C. L. karris ; Y. E. 2ond,
,'W. R. Jfau-lr; A. A. fclandy.P. II. Aus
;a, of tlie fia.timorc C'cllvge.
trWi'l be at Ebensburg on tke fourth
of each month, to stay one wiek.
.'anu'drr 24, 18G7.
it -the litt'e girl with thin, eallow face, Keep
whi-ch eumehow suggests fever and ague, J He Jay there, with the tide of his life
flattened up against the pane, looking out j going out, and the lights burning low,
with a eio"ular alert vristtulnes over the while the storm shouted fiercely outside.
wide, white plains and through the rush- J and death and that young girl watched by
ing gust ot buow, until her gaze toucuts the 6ick man.
hopes of his early manhood, the fair still
face of the young wife that he had laid
down in her. grave, feeling that Josiah
Keep was her murderer, rose up before
him, and his heart throbbed a moment
with the old fierceness of its youth. It
was but a moment. Then he looked asaiu
upon the face of his ancient enemy, and
the fearful craving of those dying eyes
was something he could not withstand.
"I forgivo you the wrong," said Benjamin
May; taking the cold hand in his, "and
y- jo tnusn as uod s mercy 13 greater
than mine, may He also forgive vou." -
Then came a swift ehriek, as of a heart
suddenly broke, a swift shriek along with
the last words of Benjamin May.
"Ah, father, you are not going to die,
to die and leave me in this dreadful world
all alone all alone!" moaned Bessie
lhe dying man lifted hiahead. "There
is nobody to whom I cau give the child.
iiecjamia, promise me that you will not
leave her here to perish, that you will take
her away with you, and place hor in some
orphan asylum promise me quick, before
I die I"
And Benjamin May looked at the small,
thin figure, and the awful anguish stamped
upon it moved his soul to its depths
to be
little daughter had followed her mother
home, leaving him a memory of soft blue
eyes, and sweet smiles dawning and flitting
among dimples, to haunt all hia after life.
A great pity and tenderness for this
child, orphaned, friendless, beggared, came
over him. He put out his arm and drew
her io his breast he laid hia hand on the
bright floating hair.
''Josiah," said he, "I will take the
child to my home to my heart. She
will be to me a daughter in place of the
one that has gona, and I will be to her in
all things in the stead of her father."
A smile crept over the ghastly face
sinking into death. "Now I can believe
that God will have mercy upon me. Now,
after this, I can believe it," murmured
T L0Y1) k CO., Banker
I 1 Fiirvinmn ?i.
1 tyGold, Silver, Government Loans and
f ..... c V sn.w.I nM.l ci-.l.- Tnrproct
t'cweii on Time Deposits. Collections made
53 all Rcc:?s'.V,e points in the United States,
ri a Geueral P.iir.king Euaincs3 transacted.
January 24, 1S07.
T M. LLOYD k Co , Barkers
AttooxA, Pa.
Drafts on the principal cities, aud Silver
3d Gold for sale. Collections made. Mon
i'i received 0:1 deposit, pavable on demand,
v.hotit interest, or upon time, with interest
l :".r rate3.
i. llovd Pres't. joiin lloyd, Cmtl.ier.
C O VEK.V.VT-Vr A glwcv,
VST '"""nu-r Virginia and Annie st3.f North
V"rj. A 'toon, I'a.
Atif.i Capitai $300,000 00
!'ah Capital Paid is 150,oG0 GO
the gray horizon lar off.
The wiods tome in furiously from the
East, like the roaring of tides, or the
trampling of battalions ot armed men, and
dash down with tierce roar and cry on the
thick clouds of snow-Hakes, and hunt and
drive ticm back and forth, and toss them
and ride back and forth over the plains,
making of the air one vast trumpet
through which they bhriek their choruses
vl victory.
Inside the cabin, a man's voice asks
suddenly, "Beaie, child, has nobody
come io sih: vet ?" A man's voice, 1
said, and yet struck through and through
with some cain and hollowness which
made you feel that its words were nearly
Webster determined not to be outdone
in politeness, bowed again j Miss Lind
re-curtsied ; the house re-applauded ; and
this was repeated nine times.
The next day, it was currently reported
in Washington by some wags that Bar
num had engaged Mr. Clay and Mr. Web
ster to accompany Miss Lind as far as
Richmond and asfis; her in her concert.
For some days, nothing but Miss Lind's
concert, and the report about Clay and
Webster, were talked of throughout the
A few days after this, I was sitting in
the Congressional poetoffice, when a mem
ber came in with whom I had always been
on friendly term?. To my cordial "Good
morning," the jrentleman. with Uds close
ly compressed, pale as hia shirt, and clip- equally divided upon the great issue, until
l"u " wurus very biiuri, io a son Ol o"u munuu gave tne castio- vote in
staccato style, replied, "Good morning, favor of the Declaration.
sir can I have a word with you in pri- Thus John Morton decided the vote of
vate V Heaven defend me from a chal- Pennsylvania, and thus Pennsylvania, bv
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ai3pieasure, 1 replied, politely, stance she received the name of the
President, John Hancock. In front of
hico the Pennsylvania delegation wero
When the delegations from all the
colonies, excepting 'Pennsylvania, had
voted, and it was discovered that they
were equally divided, John Hancock,
perceiving that John Morton, one of the
Pennsylvania delegation, was not in his
seat, and, oeemingly aware that the latter
held the casting vote in the said delega
tion in favor of the measure, arose and
made a speech, urging the Pennsylvania
delegation to vote for independence. He
continued his exhortation until he saw
John Morton enter the hall, when he sat
The Pennsvlva
men, his one
how I
"With pleasure.
After leading me some distance thro'
the crooked passages of the capitol, he
stopped Bhort, and looking me full in the
face, seemingly as anxious for a fight as a
bull terrier, he began: "I understand, sir,
that a most insulting report has been very
extensively circulated iu this city about
two of the most distinguished men of my
party, and 1 have heard from more than
one source that you are the author. My
oujecc, sir, is to Know whether you are
the author, and if so, whether vou hold
yourself responsible?"
Being still in the dark, and uttorly un
able to comprehend the drift of his re
marks, I replied, "Sir, I do not know
what you are talking about; you will be
pleased to speak somewhat more intelli
"W ell, sir, said he, his choler rising
at my coolness, "I have learned, from the
most unquestionable authority, that you
have said that Barnum has eugajryd Mr.
"Keystone State" the thirteenth State
the block of the arch.
The reason why John Morton was delay
ed in the occupaocy of his seat on that
occasion was that a number of influential
persons visited him on that morning,
ging him to vofe again3t the Declara
tion. Hut thev could not nrevail. and
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many of them did live to bee the time
when they had to acknowlege it was the
best thing he could do, and "the moat
glorious service that he hud ever render
ed to his country."
All honor then be ascribed to the
memory of John Morton, of Pennsylvania.
Tlie Xcedle Gun.
Joiah Keep, and they were the last words Clay and Mr. Webster to accu
The Prussian Dreysse, just dead, thus
invented the famous needle-gun whilo
working in Paris :
It sometimes happened that quantities
of percussion caps were sent back to him,
having been spoiled by moisture. In
order to prevent thi, Dreysse conceived
he ever spoke.
And sobbing and clinging to her new
father, with her face hidden away close to
the heart that would never fail her in
love and care, Bessie Keep had not dared
look upon the face of the dead. But
Btrojamin . May had; and seein? his
low face full of great pity and grief; al-1 aWient enemy lyiop low before him, and if he could swallow so much. hi3 credulity
though Bessie Keep had no idea ot that
assist Jenny Lind at her concerts in Rich- the iea oi' protecting them against damp-
"Bessie." he called at last and she
was at hia side in a moment. .
"How sick you look, father," she said,
smoothing his iroa grav hair with one
hand, and looking r htmr her enitll, eal
I never was so equally divided between
an inclination to laugh outright and to get
vexed; and, hesitating a moment whether
I should abuse him for his stupidity or
laugh io his face, it occurred to me that
unseen presence lust now crossing tne
"Bessie, poor little Bessie, what will
become ot you: san
lookine with craving tenderness on the
little girl.
Whatever his faults had been, he had
loved her, the last of hia family, the deli
cate, clingiug, helpless child, who still ot
all the world cluu-; fast to him in unwa
vering faith and tenderness.
Vh, never mina me, :tber dear. 1
wa3 capacious enough to digest much
remembering the forgiveness which he had
carried out as precious freight from the more, bo, compressing my hps, and try-
coasts of time to the shores of etevnity, ing to look fierce, I said, in the Eame stac
cato tone of voice in which he had spoken
to me, "les, sir, I am responsible for that
report, and 1 reckon 2 have seek the con
tract 1"
My opponent's jaw fell, and speaking
in his usual natural drawl, he bowed po
litely, though evidently with feelings of
great disappointment at not being able to
A writer in Southern Society tells the get up a fight. "I beg your pardon," he
the man murmured to himself-
"Except ye have the spirit of Christ,
ye are none ot ilis.
And it was this spirit which Benjamin
May had shown to his ancient enemy.
Daniel YTebgler and Jenny Lind
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grow he iter.
Tears strained themselves in the child s
"No, father," answered the little girl, shall get along well enough if you'll only
drawing her thin, sallow face away lrom
the window, "thtie is nothing to be seen
but the blinding snow "
"Hark! don't you hear something!"
said the hollow voice, breaking in here,
following story :
Jenny Lind gave a concert at Wash
ington Quring the sitting or Congress,
and as a mark of hsr respeet, and with a
said ; "I was not aware that you had seen
the contract.7
The liejHtone Mate.
eyes. She put her cheek to her father's, view to eclat, tent polite invitations to the
sharp, hungry, impatient.
aud wondered that it felt so cold, and
drew the coverlet closer around him, and
the btorm thundered on outside, and the
"No, fattier; the wind blows and blows, wind flapped white banners of snow thro'
the air, and Josiah Keep lay dying
Suddenly the child lifted her head.
"I hear something, father, that is not like
the wind," she said; "it sounds like hor
ses leef, ana she sprang to the window
There, close at hand, toiling through
All Is; sine $3;
o Uankinir dene on
"uU lie
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sumps, W;.
-'-"J arid u
u;:e Stamps
. Land.
of all denomina-
s-ra of S'amp?, percentage, in
e allowed, as follows: $50 to
cent. : $!0C to $200, 3 per cent.
pwards, 4 r-er cent.
Successor of II. S. Dunn,
Dealer in
. Also:
Utter, Cap, and Note Papers,
Peas, Pencils, Superior Ink,
And other articles kept
p. . . by Drupgists generally.
tt,yncian pretcrtptions curtfully compounded.
OUicp on Main Street, opposite the Moun
tain Jou-e, Elensburt', Pa. jan34
"V; Ebkssbcjio, Pa.,
en-ware general!?. Meat stands and
1 iui bi.1r.a3 on hand and for sale.
if" Impairing done cheap for cash.
der from a distance riromotlv attend
Nov. 7, !SG7-3m
r-ncn on Hijh street, west of Fester's Ho
that is all."
lhe tones were those of a girl, but
there was nothintr in the low. drearv
voice that was at all like that of girlhood.
Then the speaker turned to the fire, placed
some fresh wood on the embers, and came
back to her watch by the window; dreary
work enough for any age, but doubly so
to any one whotse liic had not covered its
fourteenth summer.
The room had a generally comfortless
expression. Yet there was not, after all,
so much lack of material us want of care
ard arrangement dbcernible throughout
the apartment.
On the bed in one corner lay the owner
of the log cabin. One louk into the
shrunken face, the hollow eyes all lying
in that shadow of ashy pallor, and vou
would have been certain the man had
laid himself down to die, and that the one
jest who comes sooner or later over all
thresholds, had come now to that lonely
log cabin out on the Western plains.
None could know this better than Josiah
Keep, as he lay there, with the winter
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storm howling outsiaa, anu tne years o:
his life coming up one after another, and
i-tanding with their solemn, reproachful
faces before him.
For this mau's life had not been a good
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one. I cannot go mro tne litre vi
selfishness which had marred, and passion
which had defiled his days: but the end
had come now, and the hard, strong, fierce
will h:irl bowed itself at last before the
solemn voices of conscience echoing amid
all the tumult of his soul, as it glared face
to face with death.
There was one deed of Josiah Keep'
life which somehow troubled him more
than all the others, and from it he in
.ome sense dated tho commencement ot
his wrong career, although, the self-willed,
reckless, passionate boyhood and youth
had lipened into the hard, selfish, defiant
manhood. . .
Here, too, it is sufficient to say that ho
had cerreached his partner io a manner
which the law could not take hold of ; he
bad saved his own fortune, and complete
ly wrecked the other's, and. the wrong
had not ended there. It bad been the
President, Mr. Fiilmore, the members of
the Cabinet, Mr. Clay, and many other
distinguished members of both houses ot
It happened that on that day
several members of the Cabinet and ben
ate were dining with Mr. Bodisco, the
Russian Minister. His good dinner and
choice wines had kept the party so late
that the concert was nearly over when
Webster, Clay, Crittenden, and the oth-
the beating wind and driving enow, was a crs, came in ; and whether from the hurry
wji'oq with two occupauts. The men, in which they came, or from the heat of
worn out and hair frozen, sprang from i the room, their faces were a little flushed,
the wagon just alter Bessie's joyful shriek, and they all looked somewhat flurried.
After the applause with wnicn inese
gentlemen had been received had subsi
ded, and silence was once mor restored,
the second part of the concert was opened
- . . TY 1 1 ft
by Jenny Land with "Mail uoiumoia.
This took place during the night ot tne
debate and excitement on tho slavery
which had reached theai above the howl-
repcated ;
ios of the storm.
"They are here!" Bessie
"oh, father, they are here!"
A man a little past his prime, strong
and hale, with white hair about his face,
which never left any one who stuuied it
a doubt of the heart beneath it, was Ben- question and the compromise resolutions
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l name. nr. nrtw ta the, hedsiole. ana rart or tne Drozramme, was cunsmctcu
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:,u i,; fii-t fit tho tan.t lrir rpinlirlv nnnroiriato at a coocers wnere
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. ..i! rro.nhoii in th nhv Tinnnr nt t he hean or tne froverumeut aim
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Heath. Heniamin Mav furizot the chill and number ot both
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branches of the legisla
tive Department were present.
At the close of the first verse,
ster's patriotism boiled over; he could
stand it no longer; and, rising like some
There are doubtless but few, oompara
lively, of the great mass of our fellow
citizens that know why Pennsylvania
received the appellation of the "Keystone
State;" and it may be equally true that
few are aware of the fact that Pennsylva
nia decided the treat issue of American
In the old T,piscopaI churchyard m
Chester stands a plain, neat monument,
about twelve feet in hisht, erecteal over
the remains of John Morton, one of the
signers of the Declaration of Indepen
dence. It bears the following iuscrip
tien :
"Dedicated to the memory of John
Morton, a member of the first American
Congress from the State of Pennsylvania,
assembled in New York, 17G5, and of the
next Congress, assembled in Philadelphia
in 1770, and various other public stations.
Born, A. D. 1724. Died, April, 1777.
This monument was erected by a portion
cf his relatives, October 9th, 1S45. In
1775, while Speaker of the Assembly of
Pennsylvania, John Morton whs re-elected
a member of Congress, and, io the ever
memorable session of July, 1770, hs at
tended tbat august body for the last time,
enshrining his name in the grateful re
membrance of the American people, by
signing the Declaration of Independence.
ness by covering them with a thin film of
paper. The result proved to ba the very
opposite, for the paper attracted moisture,
and a very large order, which had been
constructed in this way, was sent back to
him, as they were entirely spoiled and
unfit for use.. This wa3 a great loss to
the firm, as copper was very dear at that
time. In order to obtain the copper of
the caps for further manufacturing pur
pose, Dreysse decided to remove the ful
minating composition. In order to effect
this vith as little loss 0 time aa poibe,
hs wanted to do it by explosion. After
various unsatisfactory attempts, the idea
occurred to him of accomplishing it by
means of a pin or needle constructed for
that purpose. This experiment proved to
be entiiely successful, aud like lightning
the idea struck him of using the needle
altogether for exploding the cartridge.
Not less quickly a second idea dawned on
his mind that of removing the entire
explosive material into the cartridge, to
save the expensive copper used heretofore
for caps. This was the first important
step in the construction of the Prussian
Dreysse at once set to work,
the becinninsr of 1829 the first
was made.
needle irun
weariires3 which had possessed him
My friend, I ha7e come to hear wha
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vou have 10 say. ne saiu, oeuuiug ieu-
ieriv fiver the dvinrr man.
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Jo.iah Keep, looked up in the lace ot Olympian uove ne aauea a ep, T v ? bv Statcs upOQ the nUetioo of'
1. t,..ri - cr, m u c mnri i rmw haaa vmee ro rntt ononis -anu i veu- i . ,. , i
thnn r sfi.irp of veais before. Despite the ture to 8ay that never in the whole course
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cheeriui, Kinaiy couuteuau, .uCi0 - r yr"l. " oA Pcnnsvlvania was civen, t
lines there which he had helped to carve, receive one-na.i too .pp.. i B f - . - . oted j-the tffil
her sons: and veDstcr s cnorus. i . . . 4.
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Webster, who sat immediately oe-
Da vou know me""
Benjamin May looked at the ghastly
features. There appeared to him some
thin"' familiar iu the face, yet he shook
his head "no "
"T am Josiah Keep I"
The listener covered bis face with his
hand a moment. "Ah, dear God I" he
..:. nnt lioditlv. even in the shock
0A horror of that moment.
"I have sent for you, Benjamin May,
i,,.-- Kether vou will look on me, lying
here, and say you forgive me tor all the
:i T Q AA von and VOUrs. I Want
n n.r.ff and it seems to me 1 can
not lay hold ot any hope for that until 1
iicre first had yours."
Tr was an awful moment for Benjamin
hind her husband, kept tugging at his
coat-tail to make him sit down or stop
sinsinjr, but it was of no earthly use; at
the close of each verse, VV ebster joined ;
in, and it was hard to say whether Jenny
Lind. Webster, or the audience were the
most delighted. L have seen ituoina,
Lablache, and the twoGtisis on the stage
. An ImA Kut. cnrh a. hannv (inninnR.
irno lilui., " - tfJ j i . , , , . i i i .,..
t . i ir. i i mrtn tub nnnr wnen Liiev kuuii UL-jkUuwi(.'UL:u
tion in the national air oi "AAaii vomiu- "- j , .
. ,i t t : noni.i it to have been the most glorious service
U & A
Webster's bass we shall never see or hear
the Independence of the American Celo
nies, there was a tie, until the vote of
two members
rmative, and
two in the negative. lhe tie continued,
until the vote of the last member, John
Morton, decided the promulgation of tho
glorious diploma of American Freedom.
John Morton being censured by some ot
his friends for his boldness in giving tbe
casting vote for the Declaration of Inde
pendence, his prophetic spirit dieted
from his doath-bed the following message
to them : -Tell them that they win live to
Mr. G. C. Franciscus, General Agent
cf the Pennsylvania Railroad, writes as
follows to Mr. Detective Pinkerton, ot
Chicago, relative to President Lincoln's
midnight flight from Harrisburs: to Wash-
DO w
ington :
"In regard to the mode of Mr. Lincoln's
leaving the hotel at Ilarrisburg, I will
state that I called at Covcrly'a with a
carriage, at the hour agreed upon, and
found him dining with a large company,
which it was difficult for him to leavo
without attracting attention. After sev
eral unsuccessful attempts, he finally rose,
took Gov. Curtin's arm, and walked out
the front hall door, across the pavement
into the carriage, droecd jusvas ne ielt
the table, with the single exception of a
soft wool hat tbat he drew from his coat
pocket and put on ; he had neither cloak,
oveicoar, nor shawl, but as we approached
Philadelphia I gave him my overcoat,
whieh he wore until he was seated with
you (Pinkerton) and Mr. Laraon in the
carrlane. The party in the car consisted
of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Lamon, Mr. Enoch
Lewis, John Pitcairn, Jr., and myself."
At the cloae ot the air, ir. neDster,
that I have ever rendered my country.'"
The circumstances attending the adop
tion of the Declaration of Independence
... . ... I V A 1. f I n An f n 1 f '.1 n nr 10 Q Q 1 ffl fl a T fM
hat in hand, made Miss land such a bow oy uhuBu... y .r.
IOW9 I AUU VUie wua iaou uj nic
rkonvRa1rt ivniiLI htiTA deemed a for
3 wuconiuwu " " ' " I . .... .i - . :.. o: r .1
ii Vs. lif. i h had carried tune for hh son. Jenny, blushing at the uons or ' trv.:
.iay. ,n A-,--t0A Knnor .irtsied tf the verv 1 voted in iavor anu six against me measure.
sat right and left of the
A RAILROAD engineer at Ilarrisburg,
having been discharged, applied to bo
"You were dismissed," said the super
intendent, austerely, "for letting your
train come twice into collision."
"The very reason," aid the other party,
interrupting him, "why I ask it to bo
"Why, sir, if 1 had any doubt before
as to whether two trains can pass each
other on the same track, I am now
entirely satisfied ; I have tried it twice,
sir, and it can't be done, and I am cot
likely to try it again."
He regained the situation.
The pews in Mr. Beecher's church
have been rented for 1SC3 for 319,500
about $100 more than last year'fe income.
The church in prospering greatly.