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terreotype has been too much confined to those, ti
- 1,9 --. ''''' lose solo object seems to be to make money ; and a--
'A ' 'rtil m happy to find those engaged in it, who aro fil ,
le and determined to give it a true and permanent . •4.
iition among the "Arta," not only as regards
fir own productions, but in furnishing such in- b i- •
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._ motion and materials as can alone conduce to the li ,
cress of others.
A The Daguerreotypes of the most distinguished
rialota to AIM men in the service of the country, which
rat attractions of the Capital. Among them are
' C- 17 (1- """ z4 to Judges of the Supreme Court, the ex-President,
umbers of the Cabinet, and some of the most em
tent members of the two Houses of Congress.--
Ve have seen no specimens of this singular and
eautiful invention at all equaling the improvements
the two gentlemen whose success we am happy
THEODORE H. CREMER,
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2311.NX 3OTEI LIST:
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ranks in Philadelphia
Bank of North America - -
tuk of the Northern Liberties
Bulk. of Penn:fuwnsip
Commercial Bank of Pjun'a.
Farmers' ec Mechanics' bank
Southwa . ric bank
Mayamensing bank - - -
Manufacturers' and Mechanics bank
Bank of Pennsylvania - -
Bank of the United States
Bank of Chester co. Westchester par
B ink of Delaware co. Chester par
Bank of Germantown Germantown par
Bank of Wintery co, Norristown par
1) iylestown bank Doylestown. par
Easton B ink E iston par
Farmers' bk of Bucks co. Bristol par
Bank of Northumberi'd Northumberland par
I imesdale bank Honesdale 1 I-
Farmers' bk of Lane. Lincaster 14
L =aster bank Lancaster 4
Lancaster county bank Lancaster j
Bank of Pittsburg Pittsburg 4
M.Tclets' & Manuf. bk. Pittsburg 4
Exchange bank Pittsburg 4
Da. do. branch of Hollidaysburg 4
Cora bk & bridge co. Columbia 4
Franklin bank Washington 14
Monongahela bk of B. Brownsville 14
Farmers' bk of Reading Reading 4
Lebanon hank Lebanon 1
B ink of Middletown Middletown 1
Carlisle bank Carlisle 1
Erie bank Erie 3
wit of C harnbersburg Chambersburg 1
tnk of Gettysburg Gettysburg 1
York bask York
Harrisburg bank Harrisburg 1
Miners' bk of Pottsville Pottsville 1 i
Bank of Snsquehanna cn. Montrose 35
Farmers' & I)imvers' bk Waynesbhrough 3
Bank of 1.- w ism wir I...wistown 2
'yoming bahk Wilkesbarre 2
Northampton bank Allentown no sale
Belts county bank Reading no sale'
West Branch bank Williamsport 7
Towanda bark Towanda no sale
Rates of Relief Notes.
North 1.1, Liberties.laware County, Far
mers' 1340 k of Bucki, Germantown par
AU others 2
CHAIRS ! CHAIRS !"
The subscriber is now prepared to furnish
every description of CHAIRS, from the
plain kitchen to the most splendid and lash
pitiable oar for the parlor. Also the
LUXURIOUS AND EASY CHAIR
FOR THE INVALID,
n which the feeblt and afflicted invalid,
th , aigh unable to walk even with the :kid of
cratchez, may with vase move himself frow
room to room, through the garden and in
the street, with great rapidity.
Those who are about going to housekeep
ing, will find it to their advantage to give
him a call, whilst the Student and Gentle
man of leisure are sure to find in his newly
invented Revolving Chair, that comfort
which no other article of the kind is capable
of aff,ding. Country merchants and ship
pers can be supplied with any quatnity at
No. I l South Second street, two doors
below Dock, Philaaelphia.
May 3'l, 1843.-1 vr.
\VP , OULD most respectfully inform the
citizms of this county, the public
generally, anti his old friends and customers
in particular. that he has leased for a term
of years, that large and commodious building
441 the West end of the Diamond, in the bo
rough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
drew H. Hirst, which he has opened and
furnished as a Public House, where every
attention that will minist ,, r to the comfort
and convenience of guests will always be
will at all times be abundantly supplied with
the best to be had in the country.
ucx aso a 3 CJIEC
will be furnished with the best of Liquors,
is the very best in the borough, and will
always be attended by the must trusty, at
tentive and experienced ostlers.
Mr. Couts pledges himself to make every
exertion to render the " Franklin House" a
borne to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
be respectfully solicits a continuance of their
Boat ders, by the year, month, or week,
will be taken on reasonable terms.
Huntingdon, No-, 8, 1843.
ish works of the same 01
.v 0 been taken by Messrs. A. & E., are one of the
...,mess can effect the human fraine,
these celebrated Pills do not relieve as much
as medicine can do. COLDS and COUGHS
are more benefiitted by the Brandreth
than by Lozenges aid Candies. Very welly
pi,thrips, as pallirtives, but worth nothing us
HHADICAToHS it disens.:s from the human
system. The Brandreth Pills cure, they do
not merely reli,..ve, they cure. Diseases,
whether chronic or recent, infectious or oth
erwise, will certrinly be cured by the use of
CUIrE OF A C' • NCEROUS SORE.
SING SING. him my 21, 1843.
1 1/n. Bnicrsrittsi BRANDRETIII
Owing to you a debt of gratitude that mo
ney cannot pay. I um iieluced to make a
public acknowledgment of the benefit my
wet'. has derived from your invaluable Pills.
About three years thin winter she was taken
with a pain in her acle, winch soon became
very touch inflamed, and swollen, so nt ICh
that we became much alarmed, and sent
for the doctor. During his attendance the
pain and swelling increased to an alarming
degree, and in claret weeks from its first
commencing it becvme a running sore. She
could get no rest at night the pain was so
great. Our first doctor attended her for SIX
months, and she received no benefit what
ever, the pain growing worse and the sore
larger all the time. Be said if it was healed
up it would be her death, but he appeared
to be at a loss how to proceed, and my poor
wife still continued to suffer the most terrible
tortures. We therefore sought other aid,
in a Botannical doctor, who said when he
first saw it that he could soon cure the sore
and give her ease at once. TO our surprise
he gave her no relief, and acknowledged that
it quite baffled all bis
Thus we felt atter having tried during one
whole year the experience of two celebrated
physimotis in vain, in absolute despair. My
poor wife's constitution rapidly 'Ain in
the prime of her• years from her continued
suffering. Under these circumstances we
concluded that we would try your Universal •
Vegetable Pills, determined to fairly test
their curative effects. To my wife's great
comfort the first few doses afforded great re
lief of the pain. Within one week to the
astonishment of ourselves and every one who
knew the case, the swelling and the infl n
atation began to case so that she felt quite
easy, and would sleep comfortable, and sir,
after six weeks' use she was able to go three'
the house and again attend to the manage
ment of her family, which sly had not done
for nearly f airteen months. In a little over
two months ft, in the time she first commen
ced the else of your invaluable Pills her -mete
was quite sound, and her health better titan
it had been in quite a number of years 'be
fore. 1 send you tills ttatemeut atter two
years test ot.the cure, considering it only an
act of justice to you and the public et large.
We are with such gratitude, •
rimo rUY & ELIZA A. LITTLI
PS —The Botanical Doctor pronounced
the sore cancerous, and finally said no good
ciaddbs done, unless the while of the
was cut off and the bone scraped. Thank a
kind Providence, this made us resort to yner
Fills, which s. ve:l us from all further mis
ery, and for which wi.; hope to be thankful.
I'. Cc I: 'A. L.
Dr. Brandreth's Pills are for sale by the
following Agents in Huntingdon county.
Thomas Read, Hutingdon.
Wm. Stewart, Huntingdon.
& N. Cresswell, Petersburg.
Mary W. Neff, Alexiindria.
Joseph Patton, Jr. I/ incansviile.
Hamm. & Smith, Manor Hill.
S. Miles Green &Co. Barrie Forge,
Thomas Owens, Birmingham.
A. Patterson, Wilfiamsburg.
Peter Gond, Jr. Canoe Creek,
John Lutz, Shirlepsburg.
Observe each of Dr. Kredreth's Agents
have an engraved certificate of Agency --
Examine this and you will liind the NEW
LAIILES upon the certificate corresponding
with those on the Boxes, none ()titer are gets
H. 13i2ANDRETH, M. D.
Phil'a. Office S. N , n•tli 8t ii St.-Iy.
BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY.
The best medicine known to man for incipient
Consumption, Asthma of every stage, Bleeding of
the Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Liver Complaint, and
all diseases of the Pulmonary Organs, may be had
of Agents named below.
All published statements of cures performed
by this medicine are, in every respect, TRUE. Be
careful and get the genuine " Dr. Wistar's Balsam
of Wild Cherry,' as spurious imitations are abioad.
Orders from any part of the country should be
addressed to Isaac Butts, No. 125 Fulton street,
Far sale by Thomas Read, Huntingdon,
and James Ore, H lliclaysburg,
Price one dollar per bottle.
December 6, 1843.
1117"' Read the following from Dr. Jarnb
Hoffman, a physician of extensive practice in
Dear Si,:—! procured one hnttle of Dr.
Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry, from
Thomas Read, Esq. of this place, and tried
it in a case of obstinate Asthma on a r.hildof
Paul Schweble, in which many other reme
dies had been tried without any relief. The
Balsam gave sudden relief, and in my opin
ion the child is efTectuelly cured by its use.
JACOB HOFFMAN, M. D.
Dec. 23, 1841.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Attends to practice in the Orphans' Court,
Stating Administration accounts, Scriveniog,
lec.—Office in Hill street, 3 doots East ol
head's Dues Store.
Feb, '2B, 1844,
i l e rtioing, Etteratttre, Slloralttg, rto, Abdencro, figrtculture, amitoement, kr., &r.
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BRIG A DE ORDERS.
V,111. - ; Volunteers and Militia i Fomposing
the 2ad Brigade 10th Division Penn
sylvania militia, are hereby required to
farm by companies on Monday the 6th day
of May next, and by Battalions fur inspec
tion as follows :
149th Regiment Ist Battalion on Monday
the 13th day of May nt xt.
2nd Battalion on Tuesday the 14th day
62nd Regiment Ist Battalion on Wednes
day the 15th day of May,
2111 Battalion on Thursday the 16th day
Ist Volunteer ilattallon commanded by
M : jot. Bell on the sonic day;
Hegimont will meet on Friday the
17th day of May.
2nd Volunteer Battalion commanded Ly
Col. Buclifeald, on SF turday the 18th day of
151st Regiment Ist Hattolion on Monday
the 20th clay of May.
4th Volunteer Hattali,m commanded by
Maier Williams, on Tuesday the 21st day
151st Regiment 2nd Battalion on Wed
nesday the 22d day of May.
29,11 Regiment Ist Battalion on Thursday
the 2:41 day of May.
2nd Battalion on Friday the 24th day of
142nd Regiment 2nd Battalion on Tues
day the 28th day of May.
Ist Battalion on Wednesday the 29th day
3rd Volunteer Batalinn commanded by
Col. Barrett, on Thursday the 30th day of
Brigade Inspector 2d B. lOth D. P. M,
Ironsville, April 3, 1841. '
TDESPECTFULLY informs the citizens
44) of Huntingdon, and the public in gen
eral, that he has removed Isis tailoring es
tablishment to the shop lately occupied by
John Bumbaugh, as a saddler shop, in Main
street in the borough of Huntingdon ' two
doors east of Thomas Read & lion's Thug
and Drygood store, where he will contin•
Tailor& g Business,
in all its various branthes, and is ready to
accommodate all who may favor hint with
He receives, regularly, from INew loft,
Scott's New York, Paris and London
and he is determined to employ none but the
best anti 'Host expel ienced wiakmen ; and
he guarantees to execute all orders in his
line in the most fashionable and workman
like manner, or according to the wishes and
orders of customers.
COUNTRY PRoDucE will be taken al the
market twice, in payment for work.
By strict attention to business, he hopes to
obtain a share of public oat ronage.
N. B. lle has ju•t received from New
York Scott's reports of New York, Paris
and London F ashram for spring and summer
of 1844. He can now accommouate his cus
inmers with the latest styles.
List of Letters
Remaining in the Post 0111 .e at Hunting
don April Ist, 1844. 11 not called for previ
ous to the Ist of Jule next, will be sent to
the General Post Office as dead letters.
Alexander Henry M'Cletiehen Maxell
Barnes Mortimer Mussleman Martin
Buchanan Vt in. Mussleman David
Cohn Madam • Rouse Barbary
Carbaugh Abraham Reichard John
Goabl , Sam'l Sr Rothrock J A
Hazlcwood John • Strung David
Jackson Henry Shoemeker Perry
Lum Philip Rev Semple Francis
M'Comb John Tyhurst Samuel
M Donald Abner P.: Thompson William
DAVID SNARE, P. M.
April 3, 1844.
Furnace to Let.
The Valley Furnace is situate on Silver
C retik,near Pottsville in the Schuylkill Coal
Beds of Anthracite Coal and Strata of
(rim ot•e are opened for work, close by the
sunk. The public railway runs by the
woiks, giving a daily communication at all
seasons, with the city of Philadelphia.
Limestone is cheaply had by canal or rail
he ore is exactly the same as that of the
coal fields of Great Britain, eons which
oval.. all the iron is made in that country.
It fluxes very easily. The black band"
iron stone. from which the Scotch gray iron
is made, exists in this coal basin; but no
search has beer made for workable beds,
the discovery being recent.
The Furnace is newly built, with a good
steam engine and blowing apparatus. Its
yield is about 35 tons weekly. and there is
an extensive consumption of Iron in the coal
district. There is no other Furnace in wor
king order in that region.
The Furnace will he rented on very favor
able terms to any pet•son having sufficient
capital to conduct the business properly.
J. S. SILVER,
342 North Sixth street. Philadelphia.
April 3, 1844.
Estate of :timber A. Barton, late of l
(Lute of Shiley ip deed.)
1 OTICE is hereby given -that letters et
administration upon the said estate
have been granted to the undersigned. All
pei snob having claims or demands against
the same are requested to make them ktiowt ,
without delay, and all persons indebted to
make immediate payment to
BENJ. LEAS, Adm'r., de bolds non.
March 27, 1844.—pd.
rga a u-a e__33 cu c.. 1)
At a very large and respectable meeting of the
Democratic Whigs and Anthnasons of Hunting
don county, held in the Old Court House, in the
bcrough of Huntingdon, on the evening of Tues•
day, the 9th of April, 1844.
On motion of Dr. Geo. A. Miller,
Oen. S. MILES GREEN, Esq.,
was appointed President, and
COI. JUDE STEVER,
Davin H. Moot..
. ISRAEL GRAVIES,
JOHN T. MATTHIAS and
DANIEL AFRICA, were
appointed Vice Presidents, and
Thomas W. Estep,
John Penn Jones, and
After taking his seat, the President briefly stated
the object of the meeting;—whereupon,
On motion of T. H. Cremer, Esq., a committee
of twenty persons was appointed to report a pre
amble and resolutions expressive of the sense of
The committee consisted of T. H. Cremer, Esq.,
Abraham Long, James Dysart, Alexander Knox, jr.,
Thomas W. Neely, George Cowen, John K. Neff,
Robert Speer, Robert Irvin, Benjamin Greenland,
Abednego Stephens, John Kratzer, Samuel A.
Wallace, James A. M'Cahan, Adam H. Hall, Isaac
Tayhir, James E. Steniart, A. K. Cornyn, Esq.,
William Summers, and James M. Hunter.
After the withdrawal of the committee, on mo
tion, Jour BLACIURII, Esq., was called on to ad.
dress the meeting; and responded in an able and
The Committee, through their chairman, then
made the following report :
Wataxxs, the electors of Pennsylvania will
soon be called upon, by a sense of duty to them
selves, their commonwealth and their country, to
exercise the elective franchise, and whereas it is
highly important that they should assemble together
for the purpose of expressing their views and opin
ions in relatiofi to those principles and measures of
State and National policy upon which depends the
weal or woe of the people ; therefore we, the Dem
ocratic Whigs 'and Antimasons of Huntingdon
county, in mass meeting assembled, for the purpose
aforesaid, Do Resolve
Ist. That we fully concur in, and spprove of. the
resolutions adopted by the 4th of March State
Whig Convention, as embracing the true principles
upon which our country ought to be regulated in
order to lead to the prosperity and happiness of the
2nd. That the Democratic Whig citizens of Hun
tingdon county fully and cordially concur in the
nomination of Gen. Joseph Markle, of Westmore
land county, and that for private worth, as well as
for his great public services in the bloodstained field
of battle at a time when men's patriotism and cour
age were tried, we can heartily and unanimously
unite to elevate him to the high and responsible
station for which he has been selected.
3rd. That Gen. Markle, "Harrison'. fighting
Captain," the Hero of Mississinewa and Fort
hleigs, whose patriotism has been faithfully tried
and not found wanting—a practical, hard-working
farmer and manufacturer—a man of strong mind,
improved by extensive reading, and of unimpeach
able honesty and integrity, is the person whom
Pennsylvania requires at the helm of State to free
her from present difficulties.
4th. That Gen. Markle, in offering to mortgage
his farm for three thousand dollars for the use of his
troops to enable them to obtain those things essen
tial to the effectual carrying on of the war, display
ed a devotion to Iris country .and its honor and wel
fare which elicits our admiration and applause.
sth. That we cannot suppose that the people of
this Commonwealth will withhold their evidence of
gratitude from a patriot and soldier, who perilled his
life and fortune in defence of his country, while
his opponent remained at home in the enjoyment of
the wealth and ease of the aristocrat.
Gth. That in Henry Clay, the orator, the states
man and the patriot, of Kentucky, we recognize
the ablest representative of our principles, and hail
him as our standard-bearer in the approaching con
test, with the assurance which forty year's trial in
the service of his country has afforded that the
same inflexible integrity, unswerving patriotism and
commanding intellect which have extorted even
from his enemies their rimed of praise, is about to
receive at the hands of the sovereign people of the
United States, their hearty approval; and that in
furtherance of this desirable result, we pledge our
efforts and influence to his election to the highest
office in the gift of any people.
7th. That whilst the people of Pennsylvania
have ever been ready to yield their cheerful co-ope
ration with their brethren of sister states to the eleva
tion of their distinguished and favorite sons to poets
of national honor in exclusion of our own, we beliebe
that tlio time has arrived when Pennsylvania her
self presents claims pressing and irresistable, to the
Mike of Vice President, in the names of either
John Sergeant, T. M. T. M'Kennan or Harmer
Bth. That we fervently and sincerely deprecate
any chimp in the present Tariff Law, because cx.
Periencr, the only fro, and the Purest guide, her
proven that law to have been framed in wisdom and
to have been productive of beneficial results, promo
tive of the general welfare of the community.
9th. That as every Locofoco from the states of
Maine New Hampshire
Indiana North Carolina
Tennessee, and Mississippi
voted against the Whig Tariff of 1842—the pre
sent Tariff—which is reviving the prostrated Indus.
try of the country, our opponents may as well
abandon the hope of gulling the People into the be
lief that they are advocates of the Protective System.
10th. That our able and efficient Representative,
Gen. James Irvin, the a Popular Congressman," has
endeared himself to his constituents by the course
he pursued with reference to the Tariff Question,
as well as upon all other 'Whig measures which
have been under consideration in Congress. High.
er honors await him.
A County Committee was appointed, consisting
of one person from each Borough and Township in
the county. (See editorial head.)
On motion of John G. Miles, Esq.
Resolved, That the County Committee be re
quested to call meetings in every Township in the
county, for the thorough organization of the party.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meet
ing, be signed by the officers and published in the
"Huntingdon Journal" and the "Hollidaysburg
On motion, adjourned.
THE NOBLE BOY.
ST MRS. E. F. ELLE,
It was a bloody and critical period of the war in
the Peninsula, that Morillo, then commanding the
fifth Spanish army, about four thousand strong, in
conjunction with Penne Villemur, passed down the
Portuguese frontiers to the Lower Guadiana, inten
ding to fall on Seville as soon as Sault should ad
vance to the succor of Badajos. In the beginning
of April, while the French werediaheartened by the
sudden news of the fall of that city, Penne Voile
mur and Morillo, issuing out of Portugal, crossed
the Lower Guadiana, and seized San Lucar de
Mayor. This place was ten miles from Seville,
which was only garrisoned by a Spanish Swiss bat
talion in Joseph's service; aided by °Escape zer
os," and by sick and convalescent men. The Span
iards soon occupied the heights in front of the Tri
crn bridge, and attacked the French entrenchments,
hoping to raise a popular commotion. Ballasteros,
on the other side had advanced with eleven thou
sand men, intending to fall on Seville from the left
of the Guadalquiver.
But the hopes entertained by the Spaniards, of
being speedily in possession of Seville, wore cut off
by a piece of deceit. False information, adroitly
given by a Spaniard in the French interest, led
Ballasteros to believe that Soult was close at hand,
whereupon he immediately returned to the Ronda ;
while Pcnne Villemur, also warned that the French
would soon return, retired to Gibralcon.
This disappointment and failure in the oxcart: n
of a favorable project, cherished for many months,
irritated beyond control the naturally severe temper
of Morino. It was evening; and the division of
the army under him were encamped some hours
march on their retreat. Preparations might have
been seen for a military execution ; and a couple of
prisoners, captured in their last skirmish, were ac
cording to the cruel practice of many chiefs in those
times to be put to death. The captives were guar•
ded by a - file of soldiers, and the executioners, wait
ing the word of command to draw up, were leaning
on their weapons, and talking over the events of the
last two days.
Just then, one of the inferior officers, returning
to his tent after giving some order to the men, was
interrupted by a boy apparently ten years of age,
' who, seizing his hand, and speaking in an accent
slightly foreign, besought him with piteous entrea
ties to procure him admittance to the general. The
officer found on inquiry, that he was the son of ono
of the prisoners, a soldier distinguished for his emi
nent personal bravery, Who had not been taken even
when overwhelmed by numbers, without giving
and receiving many severe wounds.
This soldier, weary and wounded, but invincible
in courage and spirit, fur be scorned to ask the
clemency of his conqueror, was now to sutler death
with his companion in misfortune. Tho terrible
order had been given, for Morino would not be itn-
peded in his march by prisoners; and he so hated
his country's enemies, that the bravest and most
generous among them could have found no
mercy at his hands. The prisoner's little boy refus
ing to be separated from his father, had been soar
ed by the Spaniards to follow him.
You shall see the general, boy, since you wish
.t,' said the officer, in reply to the child's passion
ate entreaties; 'but lie will not grant your father's
life. San Lucas! but these French dugs have giv
en us too much trouble already !'
They entered the general's tent. Morilto, by the
light of a lamp burning on the table, was reading a
despatch he had just received. Two of his officers
stood near hitn ; there roe no one else in the
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tent. The brow of the chief was contracted ; and
his eyes flashed as if what he read displeased him a
and he looked up with an impatient exclamation as
the officer entered with the boy. The child, as soon
as MOTillo was pointed out to him, rushed forward
and knelt at his feet.
'What dues this meant' demanded the general
Bpare him ! spare any father !' sobbed the vutith.
The officer explained hie relationship to one of
the prisoners about to be executed.
Ah ! that reminds me,' said the chief, looking at
his watch : Pedro, nine is the hour. Let them
be punctual, and have the business soon over."
Again, with moving entreaties, the child besouglit,
his father's life.
'Did thy fAther send thee hither asked the gen
, No, senor, he did not.'
And how darest thou then—!'
My father has done nothing to deserve death,'
answered the lad. 'lle is a prisoner of war.'
Ha! who taught thee to question my justice,
No one, senor, but brave generals do not al
ways kill their prisoners.'
'I kill whom I choose,' thundered Morillo, and
I hate the French. Boy, thy father shell die —2
have said it—begone!'
The officer made a silent sign to the petitioner, to
intimate that there was no hope, and that he must
begone. But the boy's countenance suddenly cheat.
ged. He walked up to the general, who had tur
ned away, and placed himself directly before hint,
with a look of calm resolution worthy of a martyr.
'Hear me, senor,' said he; my father is gray
headed, he is wounded; his strength is foiling even
now, though he stands up to receive the fire of
your men. lam young, and strong, and well.—
Let them shoot me in his place, and let my father
it was impossible to doubt the sincerity of this
offer for the face of the devoted child was kindled
with a holy enthusiasm. A dark flush rushed to
the brow of Montle, and for a moment he looked on
the boy in silence.
Thou art willing to die," at length he said,
for thy father 1 Then, to suffer pain for him will
be nothing. Wilt thou lose one of thy cars to-
'Lend me thy sword, Pablo; and in an instant.
at one blow, the general struck off the boy's ear.—
The victim wept, but resisted not, nor raised his
hand to wipe away the streaming blood.
'So far good ; wilt thou lose the other earl'
I will, to save my father!' answered the boy.
Morillo's eyes flashed. The heroism of a child
compelled even his admiration ; but unmoved from
his cruel purpose, he smote off the other car with
his still reeking sword,
There was a dead silence. And now, senor,'
said the boy breathing quickly, and looking up into
the general's face.
'And now, answered Murillo, .depart. Tux
FATHER OF SITU 6 MILD IS DANoznors TO SPAIN
HE MUST FAT THE FORFEIT OF RIS LIFE!'
The maimed child went forth from the presence
of his inhuman foe. Presently the report of fire
arms announced that he had witnessed the execu
tion of his father !
Must we blame the cruelty of individuals for
such enormities. or not rather the relentless spirit of
war that builds up the glory of its heroes on a scaf
folding of death, and sacrifices doily to the projects
of ambition the prompting, of humanity
.A. Good Story.
Col. Johnson, in his talk to the people of Trenton,
told a capital story about a Baptist minister by the
name of Socket, who is a near relative of the Vice
It seems that Socket had been a dissolute fellow,
and a great fighter; but just before the battle of tho
Thames, had suddenly changed his course and be
came pious. He, however, had a strong inclination
for the camp, and volunteered his services to assist
the Colonel against the enemy, under the condition
that ho should have the privilege of preaching to
the soldiers in the camp. The condition was glad
ly embraced, and Socket was enstalled as Major,
under a sort of certificate from the commanding of
He was an energetic, stirring man ; a capital ot;
ficer and a zealous preacher. On the day before
the battle of the Thames, the Colonel dropping in to
ono of his meetings. He was holding forth with a
stentorian voice, and insisting strongly en the
doctrine of predestination. All destinies of men,"
said he. e' are in the hands of the Almighty, end
not a sparrow falls to the ground without his direc
tion. He is, too, the Cod of Battles.' lie directs
the bullet in the fight as well as the peaceful opera
tions of the household, end hence, there is just as
little danger on the field of battle, as in the work
shop or at the plough tail. If you are to die, you
will die at all events, hut if you are to live, the Al
mighty con turn thelbullet out of its course as easily
Its ho can number the hairs of your head ; if your
time has come you will die, whether on the battle
field or not. But, continued lie. I don't believe
your time has come. I don't think my friends, you.
are to die just now."
The next morning while preparations were ma•
Line for the battle, Johnson met the preacher.
~\ VeII Suckct," said he with a smile, we We
t. • 1.1, 'Trim; wurk to•dac. and Cf , you think