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, AUGUST 18, 18C8.
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
August 12, 1868.
JOiiN FENLON, Attorney at Law,
Ebetifiburg, Pa.
.- Office on High street. augl3
EOllGE 31;. R BADE, Attorney at
JJf Law, Ebensburg, Pk.
ggj- Office in Colonnade Row. auglS
P TIKRXMV: Attorney at Law.
0 ,.;..... v-. fc, - , j j -
tr Office in Colonnade How. tugl3
GEOUGE W. OATiMAN, Attnir.y at
Lhw and Claim Agent,' and Unitei
St.itt-s Commissioner for Cumbria county, lib.
ensburg, Pa. augl3
oTlXSTON & SCAN LAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
ja?" Office opposite the Court House.
. L. JOHNSTON. ailg!3j J. E. SCA.NLAX.
JAM KS 0. EASLV, Attorney at Law,
Carrolltown, Cambria county, Pa.
iSr Architectural Drawings and Specifi
Mions made. faug53
1? J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
i and Scrivener.
BkJ)'-'0fl7cc adjoining dwelling, on High St.,
Ebensburg, Pa. . 0"P 13-tim.
a A. SHOEMAKER, Attorney at
Law, Ebeiieburg, Pa.
Particular attention paid to collections.
Office on High street, west of the Di
amond. auglS
"JOSEPH S. ST HA YE It, Justice of
tJ the Pence. Johnstown, Pa.
lT Office on Market street, corner of Lo
cust street extended, and one door south of
the lat oUice of Win. M'Kec. jaugU
Law, Ebensburg, Pa. Office on High
i'r'ft. west of Foster's Hotel.
Will practice in the Courts of Cambria and
eljoinir.g counties.
v-;V- Attends also to the collection of claims
6f soldier against the Government, auglo
T) 1)E V Eli lTX UX, M. I)., Physician
JLV a:d Surgeon, Sum wit. Pa.
rv-(!S';, e east of Mans ou House, on Kau
toT7 Kitrt. .Night calls promptly attended
j,'.te. ugl3
"fitTiriywn'T ZEIG LEU
.. Having permanently located in Ebens
bur?, ofiVrs his professional services to the
Aifiis of town and viciri.y.
Tteth extracted, without puin, with Xi'.roua
Ctid, or ,aw;hi.iv 7;. i r
jtcT'oomg adjoing Huntley'a store, riipn
undersigned, Graduate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
f Ebensburg. lie has spared no means to
vl-.oroughly aojuamt himaolt Witictery nu
i.rovtricn t in hi3 art. To man-years of per
iDiiiil experience, he ha3 sought to add the
Imparted experience of the highest authorities
U Dental Science. He simply asks ttiat an
pportunity may be given for his work to
leak its own praise.
JcyWi!l beat Ebensburg on the fourth
Mn lrij rf cch month, to stay cue wjek.
Autist 13. 1SC9.
T U)YL) k CO., Hankers
-Lj EnrxsnrnR, Pa.
f.-ijp Gold, Silver, Government Loan3 and
?:1:t Securities bought and sold. Interest
liluwed uik Time leposits. Collections made
o'i di! !,.(. es;i! !' points in the United States,
a! a i: nd Inn. king Business transacted.
Aiv:-t 13. ISCK.
J AV M. LLOYD & Co , Bankers
f 'r-irs or. the principal cities, and Silver
luJ (i-ji.J tor 6-le. Collections nutde. " Mon
I .-.' recrivei on depoit, payable on demand,
I w:tl:-j;it interest, or upon time, with interest
t fair rates. fai:gl3
x. . llovp, Prrn't. joiim llovu, dahitr.
fcT" Corner Virginia- and Aunio sts., North
rtra, Altoona, Pa.
AfT:!,.r.irFD Capital $300,000 CO
isu Capital Paid ix 150,000 00
All business pertaining to Banking done on
fT .rahU teruii.
Iu'ernal Revenue Stamps of all denomina
tions always on hand
To purchasers of Stamp, percentage, in
mips, win be allowed, as follows : $50 to
per cent. ; 10C to 5-200, 3 per cent.;
-J'J and upwards, 4 per cent.
lie, Ebensburg, Pa. on High street, west of Foster's Ho
,fL augl3
, Ebessbcko, Pa.
shaving, S' - pooing, and Uair-dressinj
ne"in the ino.t artistic stvle.
baloon directly opposite the "Moun
'a Hounc.
Suecttsor of 12. S. Bunn,
PT.n Dealer in
ter, Cap, and Note Papers,
Tens, Pencils. Superior TnV.
And other articles kept
, hy Druggists generally.
tsin 0n IV Strtet' opposite the Moan,
ouse, Ebensburg Pa r.augI3
TITP" ITTrnin., ......
The Picture.
".'Tvra? a terrible fight 1" the Boldier aaid;
"Our colonel was one of the first to fall,
Shot dead on the field ty a lifle ball
A braver heart than his never bled !"
A group for the painter's art were they :
The soldier with scarred and sunburjt face,
A girl, full of youth end grace,
And her agea mother, wrinkled and gray.
The soldier had stopped to rest by the way,
For ibenir was sultry with suramer-heat ;
The road was like ashes under the feet,
And a weary dista-noe before him lay- ..
"Yes, a terrible fight; our ensign w&3 shot
As the order to charge was given the men,
"When one from thfc ranks seized the colors,
and then
He,. too, fell de&d on the self-same spot.
'A hndsome boy was thi3 last; his hair
Clustered in curls round his noble brow ;
I can almost fancy I 6ee him now,
Willi the scarlet stain on his face so fair."
"What was his name hare you ever heard?
Where was he from, this youth whe fell?
And jour reiment, toldier, what was it?
tell '."
'"Our regiment ? It wa3 the twenty-third."
The color fled from the young girl's cheek,
Leaving it white aa the face of the dead ;
The niuthe lifted her ejes and said :
1,Pity my daughter in mercy speak 1"
"I never knew aught of this gallant youth,"
The roidier answered ; "not even hia name,
Nor from what part of the State he came ;
As God is fbove, I speak the truth !
"Pat when we buried our dead that night,
1 took from his breast this picture see 1
It is as like him as like can be :
II Id it this way, toward the light !"
One glance, and a look, half sad, half wild,
Passed over her faoe, which grew more pale.
Then a passionate, hopeless, heart-broken
The mother bent low o'er herprostrate child.
Ellen Dearborn s;it alone in her little-
sitting room, and Iter countenance was sad
and desponding. She was not over twenty-six.
and though her lace was pale and
wan. yet she was beautiful. A warm fire
burned in the grate, for it was winter, and
the lamp upon the center table was lighted,
for it was evening. She sat thus, trying
to read, when the door was opened and a
stranger entered. She started up with
fear at thus seeing a fct range man enter her
apartment unbidden.
'Ellen, don't you know me ?"
The woman started at the sound of the
voice, and the blood rushed to her brow
and the temples. She took a step forward
and gazed more sharply into the intruder's
"James ?" she murmured interrosrative-
'Ye? my sister. Didn't you know me?"
But instead of answering in words, El
len rushed forward and sank upon the
man's besom, and there she wept for joy.
It was her own brother.
"And you didn't know me ?" ho nd,
with a smile, after he had taken a jat.
'AY jiv. no, James. Five vears altered
you wonderfully. But then that beard all
over your face makes a good deal of differ
ence." "All the difference in the world. Two
years ago, while my ship lay at Canton, I
had my beard all shaved off, and when I
came aboard, some of my own men did not
know me at first.
'Then I wish you'd shave it off now, for
you look more like a bear than you do look
like James Barrows."
The brother laughed, and the conversa
tion ran for awhile upon various topics
suggested by the return of the loved one.
James Barrows was now thirty-two years
of age, and had been absent from his na
tive city for five years, during which time
he had commanded a fine ship.
'By the way," said the brother, at the
end of half an hour, ''I stopped in New
York, on my way here, and saw Kate
"Waldron there. She told me she heard
you say you wished your husband had
never known me. Did you ever say such
a thing as that ?"
Ellen's eyes filled with tears in a moment,
and a deep sob broke from her lips. Her
brother was startled. He moved to her
side and put his arms about her neck.
"What is it, my sister ?" he asked anx
iously. "Alas, James, I will tell you. But first
let me assure you that I did not moan ex
actly what I said to Kate. Y'ou remem
ber, five years ago, when you used to tell
me such stories about gambling on the
Mississippi. Ambrose asked j-ou to teach
him to play poker, as yen called it. You
taught him the game, and one or two eve
nings you went with him to some card
-'Yes, yes,-I remember all that."
"Well, the ppirit of gaming is now fast
ening itself upon him. I can see it plain
ly, though he tries to laugh away all my
fear. 1 know it is so, for I have been
(old by one who ie iny friend. nd who
told me out oT pure friendship for Am-
brose. But I have not yet dared to let
him know how sure mv information is, for
he would be angry did he know that any
one had told this to me. O, I know his
impetuous nature, aad I fear he will be
lost ere he is aware of it. Evil compan
ions are leading him astray, , He thinks
them friends." , ' .
"And do you think he has gone to the
card table to-night V V.
"I am afraid so. And if he does oh,
I dare not think of it. He has much
money with him. Before you came I was i
weeping over my fears. I have never let '
his course, for I feared it would only make
him more excited. Alas, I know not what
to do. I do not think he has yet lost much,
but I know that he will never leave the
fascinating habit until he is ruined, unless
something can be done to move him.
"By my soul, Ellen," returned the Cap
tain warmly, "I did teach Ambrose to play
though God knows I never meant to
teach him to gamble, and I will cure him
now if I can. Do you think he is at it
now ?"
"I think he would have been at home
before this time, if ho had not fallen in
with some of his evil associates."
"Then you rest here while I go and find
him if I can."
"But you will come back soon ?"
James stopped and thought a moment.
"I don't know," he said! "But don't
be worried. No harm shall befall Am
brose himself."
It was just nine o'clock as Ambrose
Dearborn entered one of the gaming sa
loons of the city. His business had kept
him later than usual, and having made
some fifteen dollars in the trade since dark,
he had determined to stake that amount
upon the altar of fortune. His wife was
right in her fears. The card table had
gained a fascinating power over him, and
he had lost some heavy sums. But on the
previous evening he had been cursed with
a turn of winning luck, and won back
nearly as much as he had lost, and he was
on his way to continue his luck !
He meant only to play an hour or so,
and then go home. He went up to the
side-board and took a glass of wine, and as
he turned, he met a stranger, who had
seemed to come for the same purpose.
"Good venirig,"'iidtraugT,-rrrrr
pleasant tone, as he poured out a tumbler
full of water from the pitcher and drank
Ambrose returned the salutation.
"I came here to take a few moment's re
creation at cards," said the stranger, "but
I find no friends here."
"Then suppose we take a hand or two
just to pass away the time until some oth
ers come."
"With pleasure," said Dearborn.
And accordingly the two sat down and
were soon on the most friendly terms.
The cards were dealt; for awhile the play
ing was on a small scale and the luck was
about even. By and by Ambrose began
to win, and he went on until he had won
a hundred dollars. He would have felt
ashamed somewhat had not his antagonist
maintained such good humor, and smiled so
kindly when he lost.
But anon the luck changed. Ambrose
lost all he had won, and soon lost over a
hundred dollars beside. He had just a
hundred dollars more in his portmonnaie,
and took it out. A new hand was dealt,
he cut his cards carefully, and held up
four Jacks. It was the best hand by far
that had been out during the game, it be
ing the first "four of a kind" he had seen du
ring the evening. He bet ten dollars.
His antagonist covered, and went ten
"I have an excellent hand," said the
stranger, with a light laugh. "I have held
better ones, but this is good. I shall bet
high on it."
Ambrose did not speak. He was ex
cited. He was afraid his antagonist would
mistrust how good his hand was and stop
betting. But the betting went on until
Ambrose had his last fraction onthe table.
"Shall I go higher ?" inquired the
"As you please."
"Then I must s.iy n. hundred better.
By the trump of trunks you shall have a
chance to make a pile this time."
Ambrose hesitated a moment, and then
he placed his hand to his bosom and drew
out a package of bank notes. There were
four thousand dollarg in the whole. It was
a sum he had drawn from the bank that
very day. It was the accumulation of over
four years' labor and economy, for the pur
pose of paying for his house and Ptore.
lie drew out a hundred dollar bill and
covered his antagonist's last stake. He
hesitated a moment more and drew out an
other hundred, and "went that over."
The stranger covered the hundred and
went five hundred better, buthe dared bet
no more, and he called for his companion's
hand. The stranger smiled as he showed
it four queens !
Ambrose uttered a deep groan as ho
j folded his cards and placed them in the
! pack.
"By my soul, that s hard, my iriend.
But better luck next time. Come, I'll
deal for you this time."
A new hand was dealt, and this time
Ambrose won a hundred dollars. He be
gan to revive. ISext he won two hundred
more. He went and got another glaw of
yne and then returned in better spirits,
C JJut at the next hand he lost five hundred
' "dollars. His spirits were sad ajrain. But
hi resolved to play carefully to win back
what he had lost, and stop.
-iRut there is no need of following the
g4me step by step. The man who held
those cards was not a professed gambler,
rjor did he gamble at all for his own
simusement. " But he had been among
amblers much, and he could handle cards
Uke pleased. And more still, he could
ilndle a nervous, excitable man as he
leased. He kept Ambrose in good hu-
junr, let him have the occasional flashes of
finally, just as the clock struck
eleven, A tubrosa Dearborn staggered up
from the table penniless ! All, li was te!
Hij four thousand dollars the sum that
was to have cleared him from debt the
sum which he had seen steadily growing
beneath his efforts for the last four years
was now swept away.
The young merchant staggered from the
hall; he tried to borrow first to borrow
something to commence again to win back
something but no one would lend. lie
made his way to the street, and without
noticing his way, he staggered on. By
and by he came to a narrow alley which
led down to the wharf, and sat down upon
an old spar. He had been there but a lew
moments, when he felt a hand upon his
sh-mlder. He looked up, and by the moon
light he could see the dark face of the man
who had ruined him.
"Why do you sit here in the snow
asked the stranger
"Leave me," cried Ambrose, bitterly.
"Oh, I never wish to see you more from
this time."
"But perhaps I may help you," replied
the other. "YTou are young enoutrh to
"Learn ! O, great heavens, and have I
not learned this night what never nev
er The young man burst into tears, and his
sobs were deep and painful.
"Come, come," spoke the stranger,
"stand up and trust me, and I may help
There was something so kind in the
voice that Ambrose could not resist, and
he rose to his feet.
"Ambrose Dearborn," spoke the strange
man, "I have this evening taken from you
Df c"rr-- i:? rrrrrflaTedIonarsTanu x uo
not think vou can afford to lose it. Here
we are before God. Now promise me,
upon your honor as a man, that you never
will stake any amount at hazard again
that never again will you play at any game
of chance for value of anything, and I will
restore you every cent of money I have won
from you to-night."
The young man stood tor a moment like
a man in a dream. Ihen he
companion by the arm.
caught his
"You do not trifle !" he said, in ahoarse
"Give the promise, and see."
Ambrose clasped his hands and turned
his eyes toward heaven, and made an oath
embracing just the proposition which had
been made him; and when he had done,
his eyes sank to the snow covered earth,
aud he burst into tears. The stranger
took a roll from his pocket, and handed it
"Here," said he, "is the full sum every
penny just as I took it from you. And
now let us walk into the city again my
way is toward Adam street."
"So is mine," whispered Ambrose as he
clutched the money.
"Ah then we'll walk together."
"But tell me what this means ?" the
young man uttered energetically. "Who
are you, sir ?"
"Never mind now ; I shall see you again
and then I will explain. But let us be on
our way, for it is cold here."
On the way the stranger kept up such a
rattle of conversation, that Ambrose not
only had no chance to mention the subject
of the evening's transactions, but bythe time
he had reached his own door, his feelings
had got back into their wonted channel.
"I would invite you in," he said "but "
"Never mind. Just let me step into the
entry, for I want a light for a moment."
Of course, Ambrose could not object to
this, and as he opened the door, the stran
ger followed him in. He walked through
the hall, and as he opened the door of the
sitting room, his companion was at his
Ellen sat at her table, and her face was
pale ; but she had not been crying, for the
words her brother spoke to her before he
went out were spoken with a strange hope.
She arose to her feet, and while her hus
band was wishing that his companion had
remained in the hall, he was not a little
startled to hear the said individual speak
somewhat jocularly as follows :
"Well, sissy, you see I have brought
him. And we are both of us all right, I
can assure you."
For a moment the young man was
wonder-struck, but the truth flashed upon
his mind "Jim Barrows ?" he gasped.
"Captain Barrows, at your service, sir.
Ha, ha ; you did not know me. He's just
found out, Ellen."
Ambrose tried to laugh, but he could
not. He struggled for a moment with the
feelings that swelled up in his bosom, and
then, sinking down into a chair, he burst
into tears. Ilis wife uttered a quick cry
i and started forward.
"Pon'fcbo afraid' gtfpd Ambrose, ''I'm
safe. But I can't help this. Tell her all
now, for she's a right to know."
The stout captain drew his sister upon
his knee, and then related to her all that
had happened since he had left her.
"Ah, ah," he concluded, "the moment I
saw you take the second hundred dollars
from your wallet I knew gaming wo'd
soon ruin you, and when I saw you draw
the package, I only knew that I should
take them every one from you, and that
any experienced card player could have
done the same. Now, 1 taught you your
first lesson in poker; this is lesson number
two ; I hope it may work well."
And it did work welU Captain Barrows
remained with his sister a month, and then
he jvnt- away. At the end of a year he
canieagamfaWAhu'iiihr-.f"';'!! EHen
as happy as a princess. '
Gen. Jacob Campbell.
General Jacob M. Campbell was born in
Alleghany township, Somerset county, Pa.,
on the 20th day of November, 1821 ;
consequently he will be forty-seveu years
old next November. At an early age he
Avas apprenticed to the printing business,
in Somerset, Pa. After mastering the
"art preservative of arts," he emigrated to
Pittsburg, where he "worked at case" for
some time. He next found his way to
New Orleans and into another printing
office. Tired of the composing stick and
rule, he tried his hand at steamboating,
first as a deck hand, and subsequently as
clerk, mate and part owner of a vessel.
In 1847, we find him in the iron business,
at Brady's Bend. In 1851, he followed
the tide of emigration to California, re
maining there but a short time. In 1833
we find him at Johnstown, Pit., assisting
in the construction of the mammoth Cam
bria Iron Works, with which establishment
he was connected up to the breaking out
of the war. In 1SG1, he was among the
first to enroll himself as a volunteer, to de
fend the flag of his country, and belonged
to the first Company that entered Camp
Curt in. Upon the arrival of the company
in Harrisburg, and the organization of the
Third Begiment of Pa. Vols, to which his
company was attached, Lieut. Campbell
was appointed Quartermaster of the Begi
ment, which position he filled with credit
to himself and to the satisfaction of the
oHicers and men of his regiment, as aii
those who remain will testify. He was
mustered out of service on the 28th of
July, 1S01, and on the 30th of the same
month, was commissioned by Gov. Curt in
to raise a regiment. The regiment was
recruited mainly through Col. Campbell's
individual exertions, and upon being or
ganized, was designated the 51th. Ilis
regiment was the escort of honor through
the city of Washington, to the remains of
the lamented Col. Cameron (brother of
Hon. Simon Cameron) who fell at the first
Bull Bun battle. On the 2lth of March,
18G2, Col. Campbell was ordered to occupy
the line of the Baltimore & Ohio llailroad
from North Mountain Station, fifty -six
miles westward to the South Branch of the
Potomac. In that position, the executive
as well as the military abilities of the Col
onel were constantly called into requisition.
How well he performed his arduous and
multitudinous duties in this trying position,
the officers of the B. & O. B. B., as well as
his superiors in the military service, do not
hesitate to declare that but for his energy
and sleepless watchfulness, many miles oft he
road would have been destroyed. On the
25th of Dec. 1SG2, he was relieved from
duty along the railroad, and on the Gth of
March, 18G3, was assigned to the command
of the 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army
Corps. In 18G4, Gen. Sigel took conmiaud
of the Department of YVest Virginia, and
in a reorganization of the troops, Col.
Campbell, at his own request, was returned
to the command of his regiment, and took
an active part in the battle of New Mar
ket occupying the left of the line. His
regiment suffered severely and was the last
to leave the field. But lor the determined
stand made by Col. Campbell, Sigel's army
would have been routed and demoralized.
In his official report of the battle, he ac
knowledged the valuable services of Col.
Campbell in a very handsome and flatter
ing manner. A deserved compliment to a
deserving officer. Gen. Sigel also took oc
casion to thank Col. Campbell in person.
"My God ! Col. Campbell, I wish I had
known you better '" Gen. Sigel exclaim
ed, rushing to Col. Campbell and grasping
his haud with both of his own, alter the
tumult of battle had subsided. The Col
onel and his regiment took a prominent
part in the battle of Piedmont, under Gen.
Hunter. He was brevetted a Brigadier
General for bravery and '-fitness to com
mand," in this battle, and again assigned
to the command of a brigade. He also
took an active part in Hunter's celebrated
"Lynchburg Baid," his command suffering
heavily in the attack upon Lynchburg.
When Col. Mulligan fell at Winchester,
Gen. Campbell took command of the divi
sion, and continued in command until, by
severe losses in killed and wounded, it wad
consolidated into a brigade, which he af
terwards commanded. He also participa
ted in the engagements in the Shenandoah
under the gallant Phil Sheridan, winning
other and new laurels whilo with that in
trepid chieftain.
Gen. Campbell was mustered out of tho
servioe in tho fall of 1864, having boon in
the array almost three years and a half.
He was never absent from his command,
except three -weeks, sitting as a member
of a Court of Inquiry at Wheeling, Va.,
and had but two "leaves of absence," du
ring his whole period of service, one for
ten and the other for twenty days.
The political record of Gen. 'Campbell
will also bear examination. Brought up a
Jackson democrat, he voted for Polk and
Dallas in 1S44, but in 1848, seeing tho
determined encroachments of the slavery
propagandists, he voted for the free soil
candidates, Van Buren and Adams, and in
1852, again voted for the free soil nomin
ees, Hale and Julian ; and in 183G, was
the delegate from Cambria county to tho
Fremont Convention. In 1859, the Re-"
publicans of Cambria county presented him
to their district conference as their choice
nrUhe Senatorial nomination, and three
yeirs ago he was unanimously -selected
again as the choice of the Union party of
Cambria, for State Senator, but failed to
receive the nomination frim the district
conference upon either occasion, not h w
ever from want of appreciation of his worth
and services as a citizen and as a bravo
and meritorious soldier.
On the 17th of August, 1865, Gen.
Campbell was nominated for Surveyor
General by the Republican party, and in
October of the same year, was elected over
Col. Linton, his competitor, by a lanre
majority. For over two years he has ad
ministered the duties of his office with re
cognized ability and to the satisfaction of
all parties ; and has brought up a largo
amount of unfinished and intricate busi
ness. In March last, he was unanimously
renominated by the Republican State Con
vention, for the office he now so ably and
satisfactorily fills. A unanimous renomi
nation from a State Convention of either
party, is no small compliment to any man,
and no one within our recollection except
Gen. Campbell and his colleague on tho
State ticket ever before received such a
marked endorsement.
Such, in brief, is a hurried sketch of tho
life and services of one of Pennsylvania's
noblest sons. He is first found a "printer's
devil," "a jour," a "deck hand" on a
steamboat, a "clerk," "mate" and "part,
owner of a vessel." He is next found in
the iron business, then in California, and
finally in the gigantic enterprise of the
celebrated Cambria Iron Mills, where hi?
great experience added largely to the sue-"
cess of that stupendous undertaking. At
the breaking out of the war, he was Lieu
tenant of a militia company, entered tha
army and was appointed a Quartermaster,
then a Colonel, and after a brilliant cam
paign of three long, weary years, he was
honored with a Brevet Brigadier General's
commission, a position long and doubly
earned in command of a brigade and di
vision, and by gallantry in the field. Thua
it will be seen, that Gen. Campbell cornea
from the working class, and is emphatical
ly a working man.
His social characteristics never fail to
create the warmest friendships and a last
ing impression. He is a shrewd business
man and a useful citizen a man endowed
with strong common sense, and rarely fail
in his judgment of men and measures is
well read, and familiarly acquainted with
all the internal workings of the great ma
chinery of our government. Among the
ablest articles on the subject of our Na
tional finances, was one from his pen, writ
ten during the early part of last winter.
He is a genial companion, a clever, whole
souled, honest man, strictly temperate iu
his habits, and that he will be re-elected
by an increased majority, is already be
yond a peradventure.
Tb a ts Wo iTlT'LU o t.
A few days since, says a Michigan pa
per, a specimen of humanity, chuck full of
fashionable drink, entered the cars at
Jackson and quietly awaited the advent of
the conductor, who appeared and relieved
the traveler's hat of his ticket without any
remarks. On his return the traveler stop
ped him and inquired :
"Conductor ! how far h it to 'Pocon ?"
"Twenty miles."
"That's wot I tho't."
At the next station the traveler stopped
him aud again inquired:
"Conductor ! how far to Manch'ter ?"
"Twenty miles."
"That's wot I tho't."
At Manchester the traveler stopped him
the third time and again inquired:
"Conductor, how fir to Teeumih V
"Twenty miles."
"That's wot I tho't."
As the train left Tccuniseh, the traveler
exhausted the patience of the conductor,
and the following dialogue explains the re
sult :
"Conductor, how far to Adri'n ?"
The conductor threw himself upon hi
dignity, and remarked :
"See here, my friend, d you tako rue
for a fool '"
The traveler "luek to his text," and
very coolly remarked :
"That's wot I tho't."
The conductor joined the passengers in
a hearty laugh, and concluded to allow hi
passenger to tho't as he pleased.
Maryland will derive a revenue of
874,000 this year from its oyster trads.
Nearly a thousand vessels, are engaged
They take oui fifteen million bu?hels per