Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, January 25, 1854, Image 1

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S i nniiij Reurtittpr,----Rouß fa' riftraturt, pnlitim, Agrituliitrt, DiUinta and saitirmtifirin.
E. BEATTI 7- 9 Propketor
D. C. S. 13A1na
ESPECIT WAS alters his professional
I . lls,,s•rvt,es to the citizens of Cerliole and sur
rounding country.
Otti.m mid residence in South Hanover street,
dirud,ily opposite. to the •• Volunteer thrice."
\pl2o, 1853
Dr. azionam Z. BB.r.TZ,
WILL, perform al
operations upon the
teeth that may bole—
ro iuired for their proservdthin. Artificial teeth
tii.3ortcd, train a single tooth to [income set, of
the mist scientific principles. Disedbes ui the
et t linen' irrmiularities carefully 'Haled. Of
ti :a at the residence of his brother, on North
Pitt Street. Carlisle
alar+o.i-10 - 13 ZGB,
ri,:a at has residence, cornet al street
en 1 t u n i'nolle In ire, opronite Burkholder's
1 .11 a dditi o n to the, duties of Justi, e of
the rdace, will attend to all kinds of, writing,
s ift a.; deednilmnds, mortgages, indentures,
artieles of agreement, notes, i.e.
()rirlisle, an 8'49.
DXL. Y. c. zoo
WILL perform all
operations upon thr
oath that are requi
red for their preservation, such as Sealing,Filing,
Plugging, &c, or will restore the loss of them
by inserting Artificial Teeth, from a single tooth
to a full sett. 0 - Office on Pitt street, a feiv
dinrs south of the Railroad Friel.- Dr. L. is ab
ant from Carlisle the last ten days of °vet v
DB. S. B. xxErnan,
OFFICE in North lianovcrstreet adjoining
Mr. \Volt's store. Office hours, more par
ticularly from 7to 9 o'clock, A. M., and from
5 to 7 o'clock. P.M. fitinel9'sl
73r. 30Z1T17 S. SP.RIGGS,
orrEits his professional services to. the
[ism& 01 DiCkinson township, and vicinity.—
Residence—on the Walnut Bottom Road, one
mile east of Centreville. feb2lypd
AT Y A 7. 1 AW, will amend
_ won - lady to all business entrusted to him.
Office in the room formerly occupied by
limn Irvine, Esq,, North Hanover St, Carlisle,
April '2O, 1852.
wITTOR:IrEr I.lllr,
Office, No. 2, Bcetern's Row.
A LL prolessibnal business strictly attended
11. to. The German language spoken as read
ily as the English, [Sep 14. 1853
'Carlisle, Female Seminary.
MISSES PAINE will commence the
SI'MMER SESSION of their Seminary
oil we 9econci Monday in April, in a new and
commodious school room, next door to Mr.
Leonard's, No-th Hanover street.
Ins•raetion in the languages an. 4 rawing, no
extra charge.
'gat by on experienced teacher,ai
an ex ti'a charge. (sept3tO
Plainfield Classical Academy
.Year Carli.yle, Pu.
It /1111 E 15th Session (live. mouths) will corn
titmice Nov. 7th. The Puddings are new
and extens;ve (one erected last all). The
situation is all that can be destred lur health
fulness and utural purity. Removed from the
excitements et Town or Village the Student
may here prepare for College, Mercantile per•
suits, &c. All the brunches are taught which
go to term tr liberal «lueat on. A conscien
tious discharge of duty has secured, under
Providence. the present flourishing condition
of the Institution. Its future prosperity shall
be maintained by the same means.
Torras—Board and Tuition (pert
session), ••" $59100
For Catalogues with lull information. address
R. K. 1311'13115,
Principal !Proprietor.
Plainfield, Comb, Co., Pe.
Three tifiTey West of liarrisblog,, Pa.
111 HE SIXTH SESSION, will commence on
Alonday. the seventh of November next.
Parents uno Guardians and cohere interested
ars requested to inquire into the merits of this
Institution. l'he emotion is retired, pleasant.
healthful and convenient of access; the course
of instrection is extensive and thorough, and
the accommodations are ample.
&ID. Denlinger, Piincipalland teacher of Lan.
-vines-and - Ma - rho m itti ca. ,
Dr. A. Dinsmore, A. M., teacher of Ancient
Languages and Natural Science.
E. O. Dare, to teller of Mathematics and
Natural Scienc•ts.
inch Coyle, Teacher of Music.
White, teacher of Plain and Orna.
mental Penmanship.
Boarding, Washing., and Tuition
in English per session (5 months),
Instruction in Ancient or Modern.
Languages. each, 5 00
Instrumetaal Music, 10 00
lfpr Circutare-and other information address
Harrisburg, Pa.
seP7 -,
-DOCTOR J. S. SEIBERT, Veterinary
Surgeon, has returned to Corfiale, and lo
cated himself permanently for Aho.purnose of
operating upon 'diseased horses, and pledges
himself to Ull7 the most of diseases to which
this noble animal is subject. He is able to cure
Ring Bone, Tooth Bone and Bog Spavin, and
all weak eyes which are supposed to be affected
by hooks, without cutting the gland of the eyo,,
and all eyes supposed to be stinted with Wolf
Tenth, without extracting the tooth. Ho eau
cours a fresh foundered horse in forty-eight
hours as sound as ever. He also cures all dis
tempers hoof bound, sprung knees, eh alder
jams. string halt, fistulas and pole evil. He can
remove all callous enlarginonts, and perform all
sii•gical operations that.may be required of him.
Persons lujving diicasod horses who cannot
leave them with'him, can be supplied with all
the thedielnee and directio4 for use. Ho char:
gee nothing for'examining a hoiie and locating
their diseases. So, bring on your cripples.
He may be found at Henry Glass's Cumber ,
Innil and Ferry Hotel, Carlisle, where those
wishing:to engage his services are requested_to
cull. , IN Mr2",-IBri3.
MiLL FOR .U.131.7.M.
TI-IC undersigned Offers his'Nforchant
nt the Carlisle Iron Works, for rent . .froin the
let of April next. • „.
,avrc^.ltzzWo S CASEintans. •
1)8 I' [{ CCICIVCD at Elia Now and Clump
r. 9 ;.alora al 'Weir° & Campbell • a large lot of
IrU.LNCIt. DllsltlNQE; •
CA S 11;11I IL It S ,
, • ; 1410 QS .DE
SU ; VILS..;
now 'enliarid fresh fr - orn PhdadelPhin, and'ael,
I, l lg 'WEISE .Bc:,CA
Vill.l.a.ble'rtilitary'FOr '
eubeerihor °Were , sale 'hip iolves
(win h tlfr la the, lIAGER4TO W, N. P0),.A,0
D For wireietileN,tie !pl'erme
110 llCOomin kinting,,buoineili theilitce.4c,
in the trectel'att4i,ol,f.-
- - .
Werther had a love for Charlotte,
Such its words could never utter,
Would you,huow how first he tort her?
She was cutting bread and butter.
Charlotte was a married lady,
And a moral man was Werther,
And, for all the wealth of Indies ;
Would do nothing that might hurt her
So be sighed and pined and ogled,
And his passions boiled and bubbled;
Till lie blew bis silly brains out, more by them was troubled;
Chnrlotto, having seen his body
Borne before her on n shutter, "
Like n well conducted person,
Went on cutting bread and butter
This is, indeed, the very esslenee of those
exquisite "sorrows," over which, fifty - years
ugo, ell the world swooned (may, with maudlin
s?lat d'Ar.
I have been fond of the sea all my life, and
they say that sailors are more or lees supersti
tious. That, however,ls not my weakness,
for I generally investigate things pretty close
ly, and there are very few of your supposed
phantoms that will bear rough handling; though
I am not going to deny the existence of super
natural visions. I should just as soon think
of entering a protest against the Spirit World.
All I think is t that it would be better if men
only 811SWOR for what they have themselves
seem There was a curious thing that happen
ed me some years ago in the Highlands, and
which left a very painful impression upon my
mind. I was Staying in the Orkneys, and had
made acquaintance with the captain of a small
vessel that traded constantly to a small seaport
town in Sootltnd. The man's,narne was Camp
bell ; a fine, tall, stalwart fellow. 1 seem to
see Lim now, with his Scotch bonnet, open ,
face, and clear intelligent, blue eyes. He, and
indeed all his family, were accounted Seers,
This is much more common in Scotland than
with us. It is a gift that appears to be hand
ed down from father to son, and most rever
ently is the power accorded to the'm held in
estimation. I used sometimes, when gazing
on Campbell's face, to fancy I could tell when
this spell of Second Sight was upon him. lie
had eyes of that deep and_peculiar blue which
takes every shade frpm tho reflection of the
miiimenes,ferlings, and at times When ho was
thoughtful, I could see a lilmifleal-across them,
as though their vision was - directed inwards,
and for the time being, all visible sense of the
outward world lost to them. I never used to
disturb him in these moods—in feet, I had a
sort of reverence for them ; something of that
hushed, still feeling, which is, I think, inspired
by all mysteries above our reach.
I knew, for he had told me so, that ho was
engeged to a merchant's daughter in the sea-
port town to which he was in the habit' of trad
ing. It had been a long engagement, but the
`Mieriod of his probation'was drawing to a close,
and after his next.cruiso he was to return and
marry her. I knew from little things, and my
own observation, how much ho was attached to
her—not from what he had said, for the Scotch
are a proud people, end not fond of protests-
Lions or outmird demonstrations of affection,
though yo P u may imtroh wide in the world crc
you find truer lovers or more attneati hue-
bands. There wee a pride, however, in the
whole men when-alie was mentioned—a fear
less confidence, and an assured trust that sunny
a noble lady might' have:been4iproud of. I
have been told since, that she was very beau
tiful, and much devoted to him. Certainly
there must have been more than a common at
tachment subsisting between the two.
I told you that Campbell, had to make one
more cruise before ho returned to his mistress.
As the vein° was longer than usual, and Over
a part of the seas I had not before navigated,
was not eurprise•
accompany him.
Wo had beautiful weather for the' journey ;
the whole crew appeared jo rejoice in 'their
master's satisfaction, and " all Went merry as
a mqrriage bell." Still, at times there was a
. nameleis depression that appeared to sweep
over Campbell ; it would oontrupon biro in his
brightist moments and check the light jest,
just as it trembled on bislongue. Still I saw
that ho would not allow the feeling even to
himself, and that nothing annoyed him mere
than to have it noticed by, others, and thereto()
my lips and those of the crtlw•wereef, course
sealed on the subject. I was very fond at that
time of steering. . Under Campbell's experi
snood tuition I had become quite en adept in
the science, and now that we had studied
charts and consulted the compass till the whole
course of the vessel was clear_to me as a writ•
ten book, be would sometimes put her under
my guidance for an indefinite period. I used
particularly to delight in spending the night
watches in this way. The vessel bad now been
put on,hor homeward track, and I used to try
and surprise 'Campbell by informing him what
progress we bad made during the night—not
but ho always seemed to.know it by intuition:,
I used to weeder sometimes !Phis seconcleight
'infested his dream andAf he really saw
''.through sealed eyelids the points we wereptis;
' • Well, it was during one of those evenings in
which I had taken my place at the helm for
• the, night, that I was startled about twelve
o'clock by t seeing Campbell' re-appear" upon
deck. •We keep 'primitive hours in the vessel;
_ and allhands nototherwise employed vete in
their liertits at ten, and all lights carefully ex ,
tinguished; so I had been for tbeleat hour or
' two lett , solely to'my_own rumination;; and
bad, I suppose, got quite lost hi' the tide of
• dreamy metheries; for I rememberstarting as
Jhough•a ghost fellacross•ma when this vision
of my poor friend with his , white-Um' 'and'
shakingframe greeted me. , Ile had come' up•
without , his - coat, and biowholo, appearamiedn
the me alight was glinstlY. It but,netclo' ti
'glapa teeonviace•rde:tilst he wneeittier'v:ory:
pleepwalking,the man's.' whole
frame,seetoedto totter. Beolconitig !wilily to
$5O 00
orte , orAlfd liAnds"Car 'dolik to` tad my
nt ne.lflF riVni
it at his request that I should
within my own, walked him up and down the
(leek.. discoursing carelessly oh things in gen
eral until I thus gave him time to recover him
self. I never saw n person so agitated. His
lips moved convulsively, and his limbs quiver
ed, whilst Ite r gasped and choked to give utter
ance to the words that yet failed him no com
By degrees, however, he became more com,
posed, at.d so, leaning heavily on my arm, I
thew from him what had thus disturbed him.
It of pears ho had descended to his berth at
the usual time, end had laid there day drollin- -
ing as was his custom, over his approaching
happiness. The moonlight had entered through
the berth, which -was lighted from the deck,
arid the waves just seemed to kiei the side of
the veeslo, rind altogether be had fallen into
ono of those delicious reveries that seemed t'
give us a forestato of paradise. Nothing, ho
said, of fear crossed his mind, only as ho mused
a sort of still presence fell upon Mtn, as the'
the spirit he invoked was octually in nearness
beside him. He closed his eyes to greater en
joyment of this feeling, end then, as suddenly,
his old herditary gift of second sight fell ape.]
him, and ho saw the girl he was betrothed to,
standing over him, with just the same usual
appearance, only ho fancied her eyes seemed
more spintualized. She stopped as though to
press her lips upon his forehead, and then he .
saw that instead of his berth he was in her
chainher, and there she was laid out cold and
dead before hint; and her mother woe putting
aside the white draperies, so as to close her
eyes on which the film of dissolation already
rested. Ile known 'not how long the vision
lasted ; he rather thought he mustliave lost
consciousness, for the next thing he remember
ed was noticing again the uncertain moonlight
in the berth, and hearing vaguely the gentle
ebb and flow of the waves up against the ves
sel. How he came en deck be could not tell
—be only felt, he said; that be was choking
for air, and so rushed forth, or rather tottered
forward upwards by the gangway.
Well, I said what I could, to compose him,.
though that ' Wee, I fearomeatisfactory, for the
strong belief of another in what they haie seen
is very apt to affect yourself. Ile would not,
however ho reasoned of what he had told
me. It Was useless to speak to him of having
fallen asleep i and being frightedod bye night
mare, or having dreamt what had occurred—
equally vain to speak of how moonlight may
bo imagined into forms and features,
I saw he hardly attended to what I said ;
and I felt indeed that I was talking idle womb!
even to my-own soul. At last I tried,nnother
system. I begged him to go dodo into his
own 'berth; I promised to sit up with him
during the night; I oven spoke as though I
believed fever was on him, and that be was
slightly delirious. It was all to no effect. He
."would never return," lie said "to his berth,"
for he knew it was lighted up even now by her
spirit sitting there awaiting him. Bet no, no;
she was dead to him upon the earth, end lie
could not bear to meet her again and live."—
Nothing could shake tine fact of tier dissolution
from his mind; but his previous tremor left
him, and lie grew silent, composed, almost
gloomy. He would hrrdly answer me at last;
and, after a pause of a few moment!, turned
round and requested that I would leave him
to himself. "You need not fear any violence,
or attempt at suicide," he said coldly ; answer
ing, I fancy, more to the expression of my
eyes than to anything I had lot fall from my
lips ; 7 ." I only feel it is good for me now to
be alone; and I do not even ask you to leave
the deck ; if you will return to your old post
at the helm, you 'will see me from thence, and
I will come to you when 1 am able."•
Well I thought he would be better humored,
only I culled one of the Lands aside as I passed
and desired Lim to keep his eye upon him. I
congratulated myself at first on my foresight,
f)r be wont straight up to the side of the ves
sel, leaning over the wooden side as thought be
°mid look right into the very heart of the wa
ters. Every, momout I expected him to spring
over, but the faithful help I had spoken to was
there behind him, and would 'have oomo for-,
war at theleast movement. It was a relief,
though, I must own, when he moved from the
side of the vessel—stupidity, it is true, and as
ono in a dream—but still there he was away
from actual danger, and as I saw his tallfigure
leaning up against the mast, and his eyes bent
thoughtfully downwards to the - dcelc, I felt as
though ti beavy,,wpight had ber , •falten-from
my heart. I lookFtl up several AMOS, 'lna Its
always continued - in the same position; and
after what be said, I must own, I hesitated In
disturbing him. It might have made a line
pioturo for a painter. The sky' was of that
intense blue in which each etur mirrors her
self again upon the bosom of each tiny wavelet
that rises to meet her; and the track of the
vessel upon thn waters was marked out . by a
phosphoric hue of glory that followed her as
she wont. Ilalf the' vowel was in ebada and
sleeping, there, amidst the heavy cordage you
could• Just make ourthe'figures of the senors,
whilst the moon-beams fell straight across the
deck where Campbell was standing, and laid
themtTplves.out'in white light at his very feet
For myself, keeping .my 'elation at the holm
thus silent, lonely,. and undisturbed, I coidd
alectostjanoy myself , a good influence, steering
the poor craft amid the shoals and apiolcsands
that surrounded her, Inte the calm, deep wa
tere of trust and security.
The anxiety I had felt on Campbell's mount 'N
wee beginning to wear off, and seeing him still .
etanding in the, same. position, .I turned my.:
ayes from him for a moment to make out the
track,we were then going. A -moment did I
say P it could, sorircelY bavb peen a. breathing
time ? but in that instant I heard a heavy full.
down nuirde`oll the deck—n fall of that dull,
fearful sickening nature, that tells its own
title of helplessness nud uneonsciousness.
rnshed , forwqrd instantly tit the prostratemnni
and wasjoined by one of the sailors whom' the
n'olueliad .aroukib We found, him kill 'laid,.
jnet' ne he had fallen, with 10 face neress ids
s ollY turned, towards, the deek. ‘, was
q!ulte,'-+quite dead; he never etirrinl. after we.
driptionolied' him the breeze- pat
indthe mooilbearnefell upon, ; ,
hbt figure, but no merble.,eould,'linve ° been , .
more oold,Amtsive and motionless/ II heart
niust,linve been broken, I think, instant'
h'e:felt fe'rwiird c rroritble;position,; You . oeuld
nlmns,t t llayo>fnneiq} ;Ito' hod' bpen.altot, a t,hic
poet. I shall never -forget tho grief and reve
.cnco of the poor sailors as they rais . od hint
up. Ile was.univereallY beloved, and as Ire
laced to them what he himself had told me, nn
awe fell upon their rough countenances, and
you saw- that every man believed from the
bottom of hie heart 'the truth of the vision.
We had a few days further to complete our
otsuise, and as we were all -unwilling that the
deep sea should receive -our poor friend, we
wrapped him up carefully in his own hammock,
and 'day and night ono or the other of us took
our beside him. Ah! those were sad
hours I And n's we neared the sea-port town
to which we had looked forward with so much
pleasure, a shade fell over the most careless
countenances, and men went about with hush
ed step and lov3 voices.
I used sometimes t0,,,13,W. them conversing
together in knots; and I.saw how, as by com
mon consent, they were initialled of the girl's
death to whom Campbell was engaged. It was
the third day when we came in sight. of the
town, and as we sailed itito the basin, a boat
that pushed off on our approach, neared our
side. In it eat an old man and woman with
mourning garments and weeping faces. They
had no need to, tell us their story. Slowly and
saly the body of poor Campbell was lowered
down to them in the boat; and so through the
town streets,'-and amidst- the-awestruck people
swept past the mournful procession that should
have been a .bridal one, They bore him
~to the house where lay the dead body
of her rho .Ishould have4on hie wife; and
then on the morrow a double funeral and one
common earth received they heal), I mixer
heard much of the history of the poor girl. I
believe she had sickened and died suddenly;
and,- as-it is affirmed, with her last breath
called upon his name.
My story is over, I make no pretension to
account for the facts I have related to you, but
that poor-Campbell did notnally see - the - vision
I have described I have no mode doubt than
that I am now speaking to you.
Stmattrinous.—A verdant Irish girl • just
arrived, was 'sent to an Intelligence Office by
the Commissioners of Emigration, to find a .
place of service. She was sent ton restaurant,
'whore 'stout help 'was Witted,.and while in
con‘ersation with the proprietor, ho took_ oc
casion to light his oigarby_ igniting a_locofoco
match on the sole of his boot. As Boon as the
girl saw this, she ran away half frightened to
death, and when she reached the Iptolligence.
Orion die was almost breath esa. _
." Why,...whot is the Matt 'gat' :yam:" .said
thm-proprictoii - sceing"...; 22,24 in, in 9uca
tionfusion. •
Och: sure, .sir, but ye's'Onfiiiirt - O — tii — e — old
divil himeelf, in human form :"
'What do you moan—has ho dared to insult
a help' from my office?' inquired the man.
• Yes, tier,' returned the girl—. he's the
dieil. '
What did he do to you? fell me, and I'll fix
him for it,' said he, quite exasperated'.
Why, sur, whilst I was talkin' tb him about
the wages, ho turned up the bottom aids fut,
and with a splinter in his fingers, cur, he jis
gave one strike, and the fire flew out of his fut,
and burned the Back, and he lighted his segar
Rid it right afore my own face. lie's the
divil, sure, cur. '
Tun OLD flex.—Bow low the bead, boy;
do reverence to the old man. Once younglike
you, the vicissitudes of life have silvered the
hair and changed the round merry faoe to the
careworn visage before you. Once that heart
beat with aspirations coequal to any that you
have left; aspiratious 'crushed by disappoint
meet, as yours are perb.cps destined to be.
Duce that form stalked proudly through the
gay scenes of pleasure, the beau-ideal of grace;
now the hand of Time that withers the flowers
of yesterday, has warped the figure , tuid des
troyed the noble carriage. Once at your age,
he:possessed the thousand thoughts that daily
throng your brain: now wishing to accomplish
deeds worthy of a nook in fame, anon imagin
-ing-lifo u-dream : pat-tIM sooner-he awoke - from
the better. "'nut he has lived the dream very
near through. The time to awake is very near
at hand; yet his eye over kindles at old deeds
of daring,.anti the hand takes a firmer grasp
of the staff. - Bow low the head, boy, as you
would In your old age be reverenced.
A DOMESTIC Scom—loquiring-YOung La
dy- -Oh, dear, tell me hew John deolured his
Expectant Wife—Noll penny, we were In
the parlor, youlknow,',o4 all at once ho tura•
ed up his eyes so that Ithought he Was 1.11.
Then he tinned 'em dew?, and squeezed my
'hand, and asked me if 111 have him—and—
_ .
Inquiring Youngi'Lad,l-IVell, woll, what
did he do next ?
Ex peewit :illife--Noting, Dear ; but 1
said yes, and gracious, llow ho kissed me.. 4
Then, dear, I laid my lind'on his shoulder,
and then he tallied, dear: Oh, how I trem
bled—l thought I cmuldnever go through it.
11%,,Actiording to an nglish paper another
illustrious stranger, a elmet, is taking .a tour
through the heavens, whin the scope of our
earthly Vision. It was discovered at Berlin
on the 11th of SePtetub., and on the 2d of oo
"tober'reas viiible to the ee. The head equaled
brlOtnees a Ster .of b; fourth magnitude,
and the tail could be tr, ed about ouo degree,
it had a rapid' Houtherl motion;
- UfakVirt° is remit , din Franco by prizes:
A prizes of 8000 franc-boo been awardedito
'Mikan) Chnnouny, aithful servant - Who
bad served her mistre , Unhappily , nuatiiid:
through every•vieissit o and revered Of for
tune, supported her an her daughter in plsv ,
orty, end now, at six years of ego, Omni
armaments in Pavia t upped her mistress,
who is poor and ill, oh 'devotion deserves
reward. ','
'...lPsrThere is a wet.'
this State 4 whore the
oast-Iron croakers, lid ,
sausages. , .- ItiOrp'ilnd:t i
soup fot - a:change-1
atono• paddings,'and'
(hard sauoe) is sorted,
tient ash-for a lunoll
!zouro establishrkent in
food the patimies'on
oley rusk, - and flannel
, n they ha:vii boot log
bble Istone dutapfloas;
p for dosort,' 'lf a pa=
he is imodiatol o y show-
3:6 u ortiu
In the neighborhood of a small town situa
ted in counV, Kentucky, and right at
the junction of a cross=road which boasted of
grocery and blacksmith shop, and " very"
small store, there lives a character whom we
recently met, and whose great boast was, that
ho "'Was one of the five hundred men who
killed Packenbam at Orleans."'....
His person was decidedly " unique," , enter
taining, ea be expressed it, "an honest pas
sion of fighting." In the course of his knock
downroill the fingers of his' left hand had
17 c
been either bit, out, o chewed off with the
exception of Ns foro o , which was n long,
lank member, with o z big nail on the end of
Although deprieed of the use of one fist,
this finger served him a very useful purpose.
It may be proper to state, that in this sec
tion of the country, fighting is regarded as a
mere matter of amusement, especially when
"red eye" is abut, and neighbors knock down
and " gouge" each other in a friendly manner.
The subject of our story had a peculiar fash
ion for fighting; being rather short, and not
very heavy, he had to take, tulle said, all the
little advantages,to keep even. Ills grand
point was to walk up to his man, and by a
sudden thrust, which long practice had ien
tiered him perfect in, to poke. his long bony
finger with unerring precision in his oppo
nent's eye, and hit him' at the same time
under the belt." -It" was at 'ono of those
domestic watering places whore families con
' gregato to rase a few weeks during the sum
mer season, that we first met him.
lie was dressed in the most approved hunt
ing fashion, having on buckskin pantaloons,
.and a coonskin cap, with a fox's tail in it.—
His~ face particularly striking; from the
fact, probably, of it having been repeatedly
struck," tie it was covered with red scare.
To complete hie description; lie had only
one eye, and that lonely orb, when we saw
gave evidence of a recent muss. •
A crowd of some fotir or five visitors had
itssembled at the spring, which gushed out of
the side of alit', and were sitting 'on some
wide benches, listening to his. marvellous ad
ventures "by blood and field," and the innu
merable men he "font," and "lieked."-
One of the party present, at the risk of
being considered impertinent, ventured to ask
him " how he lost his eye."
The old fellow immediately brighteiod
and sitting upon an empty keg, drevi j a huge
-twist of the native leaf- from his buckskin and
said :
"Gentleman, you won't hardly believe this
story—somo folks don't—but it's a foot and
no mistake.
• Some forty years ago, things warn't in
vented to sheer game and lot foreigners in.
Well, about that time I " hoop-poled" my
cabin, on the side of one of the. Licking hills,
" previous" to my goirig• to agriculture.—
There woe a powerful lot . of game then, and a
fellow could pick and choose.
"One day I started on a still hunt to
"drop bucks" and admire natur. I went
about three miles without seeing a deer fat
enough to waste powder upon. When I came
to a precipice on the Busby Fork of Licking,
I stormed; and commenced. thinking about
" Pilgries Progress" and "Robinson Cru
soe," when presently I been a big buck lying
.at_the footaf a precipice, which were about
four ramrods deep. I tell you religion mid
literature flitted , immediately, and I just con
cluded-to "harness" that specimen in natural
history and take him alive.
"I laid down Sweet Betsey—that's what I
call my rifle,-and shed my flannel for a regu
lar Wesel. He was.a lying in the sun at the
bottom, and never know'd the danger he war
in. I made one jump and lighted right
across his back and grabbed both his horns:
they war horns, and looked like young black'
The deer was a leetle surprised, and run like
fire straight up the holler, through the..thiek
est Sort of woods. I hung_ en to the horni,
for 1 tell you, if I had let_loose, the -wily -lie
war running, I'd' a lit on the, other side of
Licking and no mistake.
I know . !d I 4. it? for the race, and wee'
making heap under two-forty. .0n we
went like the devil _ betiring tan .bark through
the thicket.
" I commenced to got tired by and by, and
thought I would "ease" myr elf off by grab
bing some sapling. I soon a small black jack
tree and matched it with my left hand,' hold
ing on with the other to the horn of the orit.
tor. • • N.
" Something " cracked." It mem% the
tree, but "by gum" the horn, of the buck .
had slipped, and I thought I,wes - a goner.
Ilia head most have ached orful, for he run
ahead. faster; and theinpg, antlers his'n,
de ho rushed through th bushes, rattled agin
hie skull like shelled corn hi a gourd. . ,
All at wuns'i something keen bit me in
She left eye, but it got mighty dark of a sod.;
den on that side of my. head.
1 'epos() ho run about four milps,.when be
"fainted,". and I got off, and after I rested,
tied all four of his legs together before the
"influence" loft kith. The blood was ;mining
down.the loft side , of' my face, and I shut t my
other eye, and'darn me if I didn't see'noth..
ins. I went back to the trail we hAd run,
When I seed a' bush mote, I stepped stook
still and went the other eye on it. P'.
Bore be paused and took another quid.
Gentlemen," he resumed, wits a fact
and no mistake, if it , warret my left eye hang
ing on a bush aid winking at
Everybody' was silent—suruise was too
deep for utterance, when ono of the party,
drawing a flash from his pocket,' banded 'it to
;bp man, with a request that lie ..would'waelt
the story. down,", . . . •
110 smelt it, to be aura that U n well whiskey,
ind looking I, ound nt the*party, p!ln-
Oetn r iii; hereqite all h'unibage and foniperinoe
Itetarerii-:—inSitheihaVonn'everlaStiti dfitith 7
in" witheut 'the= Priiiinge 'of`
And calling his dog, he. bade us good bye and
, • . - • ,
Orliling glatd),
(To the Editor of the New York Dolly Time.]
Wunri,' half earnestly, half sportfully, on
the evening of December 20, I promised to
write you an account of our voyage—how I
enjoyed my first venture at sea,' (a bold one,
as we all acknowledged)what were my im
preesions of Father Nepture, and his wide,
watery realm,—how I passed the time, when
rill the books with which you and my other
friends so liberally, stored my trunk, had been
perused and reperused,—.and when we talked
over t',e wonders of the deep, (we said not a
word of its terrors,) and you gave me your--
experience in your voyages to Europe; and
told of 'schools of whales, and of the little
nautilus that goes floating on-the waves like a
wonderful fairy bark, radiant with miracu
lous pearly hues,—when we thus chatted,
with laughter on our cheeks and in our hearts,
how little did I forebode what lies come to
pass,—how little did I think that in so short a
time, and under such terrible circumstances,'
I should find myself in New York again.
If I could have summoned strength for the =,
task, I would hove written this letter 'yester
dsy,4but the sufferings I underwent were too
much for me. I was always delicate, as yen'
know, and yesterday, my first day on land, I
could not rise from my bed. Another day of
privation and anguish would, I think, have
sealed my fate, and the 20th of December
would have been the date of our last meeting
on earth. A merciful Providence has ordered
it otherWiso, and I am spared when so many
others perished. With this thought I can re
member no hardships but only cherish in- my
soul the swelling feelings of unutterable grat
You desire me to relate the history of our
calamity ofthe wreck of the San Francisco,
and of our sufferings on board the Rilby.
do not know, that I can add anything to th e
ample details that have already been made
publio. However, inasmuch as I retained
perfect possession of my faculties during the
many harrowing scenes dint ocourred after the
storm gained its terrific ascendancy, I may be
able to communicate, some items of interest
that may still be novel. You cannot think
how minutely I was able to observe all that -
passed. Instead of being stunned and mor
tally prostrated, I bad increased powers of
observation. 1 could take_note of the spetd
of the waves, of the color of the water ; and
even in the most trying times, when we were
every moment expecting to go to the bottom, I
caught myself bumming snatches of old tunes,
as I might have done in the old house at
home, when all my soul was filled with the
sense of snugness and enjoyment. I would
not have you conclude from this that I was
not frightened ; I was. At first my dread of
death was terrible to endure I thought that
tho earth was so wide, and that there was not,
(for us) one foot of land to save a human
life. But I quelled all these terrors, and
came calm—unnaturally so. kly nerves were
strung to their full tension, and I controlled
them, as it seemed, by a sublinie effort, of
will. I even thought on one occasion, that
the mngniticenoo of the scene was worth Abe
danger and buffeting with the waves and per
i;hing did not semi' so awful. In fact, there '
was a strange fascination about such an
But this is mawkish gossip. We sailed, as
you know, on the 22.1 of Dumber. Two days
passed pleasantly enough - . I was a little, 'but
only a little, unwell. I soon made aiiqueiht
noses among the lady passengers. We sat
together in the saloon and talked of Christ
mas, and how we should spend it, busied with
schemes to make it pass all the'more pleasant
ly, because the oireurnstances would be un
usual, and the majority of us, strangers to
each other, would be thinking of old Christ
mas days at home. We oven strayed so far
upon each other. So we sported on the brink
of the precipice. So wo played with flowers
on We edge of the grave.
for one, never thought of danger in the,-
voyage, though occasionally I overheard some
allusions made to the possibility of shipwreck.
Our gip seemed too noble, too strong for such
contingency. My only fears related to my ,
own health. If that were well, all I thought
would be well. And oven on the morning of
the 24thrDeoember, when the wind 'through
out the 4 higlit had been blowing a gale, when
our engine had stopped working, mid our .
foremast watt carried away, I could not real
ize the danger we were in, and ohid, I fear
unkindly, some of the ladies far their fears.
In less than an hour afterwards, when I vans
in the cabin, a deafening trash, not so mush
like the falling of houses es the crushing
them in from the roof downwards, -as you
might crush'a pile of pill boxes, sent the
blood away from my•heart, and left me so ut- •
terly petrified that I had no power-oven to
sink upon tie ground. Then I felt that cur
fate was decided. I heard the commencement
of screams that were stifled, by the choking
Waves, and at the. same' moment the water'
came rushing into the cabin; as if the vessel's
sides had Cleaved, and she had already began
to sink. Then, my friend, Owe' was indeed -
horror on board that ship. The confuSion,.
the walling, the praying, the groans and ago,
ny from tfie 'maimed -and bruised, the shrieks .
from the ladies in,their berths—all the trage
dy, in its entirety and halts details, :will live ,
lii my memory , forever-}a,. urnt ' into ,my
biainLean never, perish while Lhave life; end ,
.lnetenry holds ite' seat" I think insanity
-would not ; obliterate it—l think 1 might f9r
got home, ,relatives, , , friends, ail ,that , was,
ever dear, to me—my father's and myl hue.,
baud's ,names,. end the sweet faces ;
obildren,atid:still retail:ha lively reeolleeti,n; ,;
of that scene. : . '' • .
This was when the upper saloon was .swept,
away by the foroe of one tremendous wave„.'
that was est
afterwards dnnbed to mo as liter.
ally a'n enormous mountain of. water. N,••••'. 1 ,
one hundred and fifty hurnatil• - '"a!' , 11)5131 i r
Nn ..,..'ito‘v,
.091, IVashing7.; :
ton, and lady, dttPitAß , Oal,d, and
aryl Vent :Smith; wore'swept oveybOard.,...
Whoa L rci..ovp , Tel 171'7 , 10i r, relotnintn
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ty paralysis, I made an effort to reach theb,
d Ck, but a sudden convulsion of the ship—
I can call it by no otl or name, it Was so liko
the shudder of a human being in mortal ago
ny—threw me with violence on the floor, and
left me for some minutes senseless. When my
consciousness returned I was nearly coves .I
with water that had poured in from above;
and inundated the cabin. Somebody assisted
to raise me up, and then I saw faces--faces
only—grouped around me, as in a nightmare
dream—faces so frightful from the overpower
ing awe that had seized them, that I almost
imagined them to be the phantom faces of
shuddering ghosts. Porn moment—only for
a moment. Then returning sense brought
bank the knowledge of our situation and dan
ger—brought also the strength of nerve to
prepare for out endure the worst. Terror
was ended I wonder nt myself now for the
courage that from (hat Shoe I was enabled to
exhibit for,mysclf and others.
Courage was needed, for never, I suppose
were greater hardships endured than were
from that time encountered by the women at
the children.. When the great wave had struck
us, it was.barely daylight, and many of the
ladies were still in their berths. They rushed
into thecabin in their night dresser, and la
their terror sank into the water that was now '
deep upon the floor, washing to and fro, with
a rushing sound with every motion of the ship. -
Wet to the skin, and shivering with cold, they
huddled together, and strove to cheer each
other. The children cried a great deal. Some
of the soldiers wives filled the ship with
screams. I heard that they Were the wives of
those who were washed overboard In our
part of the ship there were ejaculated praytre,
sighs, half suppressed lamentations, but no
shrieks. If I had anticipated this scene, I
ehould have very differently pictured it. I
_should have imagined fits of swooning and
convulsions. On the contrary all was calus
and some noble women even spoke words of
cheer, and sought to sustain the drooping cour
age of the men. So passed the day and so
came the night. We prayed during that night.
I never knew what prayer was before. In the
darkness—for we had no lights for several
hours—prayers as sincere as were over uttered
by human lips or framed by human hearts,
ascended to the Throne'Eternal.
In the same way Christmas day, which was
also Sunday, was spent, only witi,more hope,
for - Cuptaiii - Watltins had.sent word to t;:a, that
the.hull of the ship woo sound, and thatihere -
was every prospect that she would weather
the gale. The sunrise of that morning was
splendid. The sky was uncloutind, though
rho cold was intense, and the sea was heaving
in a terrible manner. Anything more beauti
ful than the snowy crests of those huge waves
as they shone in „the sun, I cannot imagine.
Our ship was lifted by them, and let fall like
a dead giant. She had no longer any resem
blance to a "'tiling of life." She was a muta
broue corpse upon the waters, without vitality
or will. On Monday (t had not slept for forty
hours) we heard that a chip was In eight. I
did not learn her name, but eho must have
been the Napoleon. Her captain promised to
help us. This sudden prospect of rescue, after
the depth of despair into which we had been
plunged—a despair which was all the more
deepernto for the very calmness that accompa
nied it,—so elevated our spirits that we
idughed and talked aluidttis if nothing had
happened to mar the anticipated pleasure of
our voyage. For no regarded our delivery ai
certain. But could any situation be more
awful than ours when it was known that the
shiy had passed out of sight. She had'been
separated fi'Ltn us in a gale during the nigh'.
The next' morning there were stern men who
wept for their wives' and children's sake on
hearing that news. However words of con
!minden were not wanting. We were assured
by Lieut. Murray that the ship would not go
to peices for a long time, that we could not
pass many hours without being taken off by
some vessel, and that courage,—courage wag .
the ono thing needful. An Episcopal minister
Tfirbonrder. C'q'oper, ryas arse active in
consolation, 'He prayed with us, and in many '
ways aided the officers of the ship in sustain
ing keno in the hearts of the more afruid and
• And that night the welcome cry of l'a
a sail I" was again heard. 0.11, Heaven, bow re
clasped our hands and thanked God ! `;1101
those who had scarcely interchanged a word
before the storm - came on, now warmly talked
of home and\ friends, ue if they known eardl
other for years. Eyes glistened•'idith ieari,
but they were hopeful, happy tears. Lspeak
of 'those who had lost no relatives among the
unfortunates• who were swept away. :Alas I
for those who had--they seemed not to hope
for themselves, and for the dead Uteri) was no
• My friend, the tears dim my eyes now, think
ing of that Unto. Would tLis stioond ship also
disappear and leave us without succor? No,
thatmereimpossible—Fortune could not mock
us. The night wad coming on, but we had spo
ken the ship and learned her name, She was
the Maria' Freeinrin. The captain, as the other
captain bad done, promisdd to remain with us
till morning, and then take us on board. At d
when the morning ditivpod, and eyes through
the cold grey mist, ElWpt)tifitorizon, there was
no ship there. She too bad'ilistippeared.
Handle wore not uplifted when that news was
spread. They hung in blank despair, cad igde-
soribable rages met me, wherever I turned. •
could liavo.borne it beitei:,ifinyfellow-sufferers
had wailed aloud.:,' The silence tritthat hour wag
•Anguish was mute '
—tlespair was mute.' '
There were, seine, who have :asked forgiveness
since. who thought that the' good bod:had dc.
sorted us: „it was very,. very terrible. When
I forget it I shall be in my grave. • • • •
Then a foarfnl thing ,bcoatrie known, Mon '
had suddenly died in the ship of a terrible db 1....—
. .
ease, and their bodies bad been thriir a lai ,.
biard. ' This was witi . s . p .. ere l f:aa to oar
Hived:: It wa's . too 2
sciriows. We ' ae w to the ottioers'about it, i
ant•d . 1 1 -' ° ' ,epifes; hesitating . half denying,
- , .nuered the alarm ,even 'more terrible. 'Soon
ttisre'Wes no use denying it, for the pestilence
spread, and *re saw'the corpses'a its victims
eeneigned to the deep. While we wore yet'
brooding on this new calamity, a third' chip '
came In . '
sight t 'and 'acartiely did the tidings
awaken in-us any thridinf Lope:' .Slie also we'
thought• 4 ‘99 l, o !nook us anti disappear. She ` ..
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