The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, February 26, 1867, Image 1

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M. W. XcALARV BT, Proprietor.
K7*Devntcd to the cause >f Republicanism, the in
ltru of A rfrioelture, the of Education,
and the heel *ocd ol Putter county. < "wrung no ijuide
• coept that of Principle, it will endeavor to aid iu the
Vrark of inure fully Freedomixii.g our Country.
V ilverliuementa inserted at the followtne rate-,
•xoept where specialliargaina are ra.tde. A "'-quart*
U to lines of Brevier or 8 <>t Nonpa eil types :
1 square, 1 insertion $1 50
1 square. 2 or 3 inse' tion* - -
Kach s ib.equent insertion less than 13 40
\ square, 1 year . no
Bad.Curds, t year-------- (M .
Administrator'!, <> Exec .tor e Notices 300
aud Editorial Not.c.-s [>er ime -0
"■ar All transient advertisements must be paid in
%dranee.and no notice will be taken of adve' ti-enietlts
*rm a distance, unless they are accompanied by the
money or satisfactory reference.
W3* Tob Work, of all kinds, execute 1 with neatness
•nd despatch.
rree and Accepted Ancient York Masons
EULALI A LODGE. No. 342, FA. M. Stated
Mee trigs on the 2i and 4U> ' ,T edues "aysot each
mouth. Hall, in the 3d Story of the < limited Block.
O. T. ELI.I.SOY M. I.,
respectfully informs ti.e citizens ol the village and
vicnitv that he will promptly respond to all calls for i
profession 1 sei vices. Otnoe on First street, firsi d<-or J
wrst of iiis residence. 17-40
Coudersport, 1':.., wdl attend the several U. urts j
tu Potter and Cameron counties. Ail business en
trusted to his care will receive prompt attention. j
Office on Mam street, in residence.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Coudersport, Penn'a
Will attend lo all business en'rusied to their |
are with prunpt ;ess and fi Klity. Wdl al-o attend :
lbs several courts iu the adj.iiii ■£ counties. Office
In the seeoud storey of the oim-ted Block.
ATTORNEY- AT-LA W, Couder-port, Pa., will j
attend to all bu-iness entrusted to n ttl *itt care j
and promptness. Attend* C>u ts of adjo ning coun I
tits. Office on Second st reel,near the Allegany bridgi j
r. W. KNOX,
Cou'ersport, Pa., w 11 attend the courts in Pot- !
'.r nd 'he adjn n: ir fount < *
F. I St ITTF.It. >l. !..
XJIIYSICIAN and Surgeon svo dd respec'fully In- ,
f form the citiz-ns of Cuud.-rs, ort and vicinity j
w*t he ha* op-wed an Office in the Cuudeigport i
Hotel, and will be retdv a! a I f.m. s to m ike pro i
fessional calls. He i* a regular graduate of Bull ilc
Medical Co lege of 1863. Jan 1 17.
DEALERS in Dm gs, Medicines, Paints, fill*. I, Lmi,s and '-'aiic. art, Book - ui
mn Minds —School and Miss-llaueous, Slariouery , I ks
Ac. In M iiinliigs old Jewelry Stme. Jan- 1. 'B7.
A TTOR EYS-AT LAW. 11 uiM*rro, Penn'a
J\_ Agent* for the Collection of Claims agaii st die
Luited Mates and *tate.overnment-,iu n asi'eusions.
Bounty, Arrears of Pay, Ac-Address 8..x 95, un-i-tont
\r H MILt.BR, •' ■ p M Al. ArX K V <
Land Boight and Sold, Taxes paid aud Titles ;
Investigated. Insures property against tire in th- best |
compauie* in the Country, ami Personsaca n-t Aeci
dents In the Tr.velera Insurance Company of llart
ford. Business transacted promytlv 17 29
HARDWARE Mercnant, and Dealer in S oves,
Tin and Sheet I run Ware Main street, touder
• port, Penn'a. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made to
• r ier, in good style, on sh-rt notice.
I\ A. STEltltl N'S A Co.,
MERCHANTS— Dealers in Dry Goods, Fancy
Goods, Groceries.Provision-,Flour,Feed,Pork,
and everything usudly k- pt In a good country stme
Produce limitriit and s"ld 17 29
sale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goo Is, Fancy and
Staple Gno Is Clothintf . Ladies DressGuods Groceries
Flour, Feed, Ac. R toilers supplied m liberal terms ,
MERCHANT— Healers in Drugs Medicines, ''nlnts. !
Oils, Fancy Articles, S ationery, Dry Goods, j 1
Orreries, *e.. Main Str-et. l eudersport. Pa
"\ TERCn ANT—Dealer in Dry Goods, Ready-made
3L 01 thing, Crockery, Groceries, Fb-ur, Feed,
Port, Provisions, Main street, Cou lerspoit. Pa
MERCHANT— Dealer in Dry Goods. G r ocerie.
Provisions, llardwa-e. Queens ware, Cutlery,
and all G'hi is n-ually found in a country store, n'fil
HC.VKRM I LYE A.PHorRtKfOR, Cornet cf Main
. and Second streets Coudet sport .Potter Co.Pa. '
A Liery Stable Is also kept in Con ec ion with this !
Motel. Daily Staces to and from the Railroads.
Poller Journal Job-Olliee.
HAVING lately ad.ledaflue new assortment of
JOB TYPE to our already large a-sortment i
Wc are tiow prepared t" do all kinds of work, cheap v
and with taste and neatness Pi-'ers solicited. I
Lewisville, Potter county, Pennsylvania. (
IYTRTON" LEWIS. Proprietor. Ha ing
J taken this excellent Hotel, the proprietor wishe* I
0 make the acquaintance of the traveling public and .
eels confident ol giv- ug satisfaction to a.; who may
all on him.— F-b 12.6tj tf I
Monuments and Tomb-Stones
of all kinds, will he furnished on reasona •
ble terms aud short notic" by i
C. Brensilo. 1
Residence: Eu'.alia. 1 ! j mil s south of t
Cottdersp.>rt, Pa ,on the Sinnemaho ing
Road, or leave v >ur oniers at the Po*t Office. fe6' {
T)EN?TON. B U *TY and W AR i'I.ATM
1 Ponsto is procured for Soldier* of iie present
War who are disabled by reason of wounds r-eelved i
or disease contracted while in the service of tne U.nte i i
States ; and pensions, bounty, and aire as of pay ob
tained for >vidow.* or heirs of those who have died or |
been killed while in serv ce. AH letters of Inquiry
promptly answere '. and on receipt by mail ola slate- '
meat of theci-eof claimant, I will forward the i.e- j
eessary pap-rs for their F-es in Pension
eases as fixed by law. Refers to Ho s. Isaac Benson, I
A G. Olmsted, John S. Mann, and F W Knox, Esq ,
JuncS 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport, Pa. j
Itcli! Itch ! I toll!
Will C'nre Ihe Ileh in 48 Honrs! i
Also o.res SALT RHEUM, l'L> ER-, CHIT,
Price &Q cents F - sale by a'l drngg sts. Bv send ng
60 ceitsto WEEKS A POITER. Sole Agents, 170
Washington street, Boston, it will be fo war'od by t
Wall, free of postage.tO all) part of the UuiledrfUUS.
*• 1,1896, sfi.uouco wky lyr. . '
A Woman's Complaint.
"A place for everything, and everything
in its place.'' Yes, it is very easy to talk
—so easy that we have not unfrequently
see i words absorb deeds entirely. Mr.
Green quotes ihe old proverb at you with
appalling distinctness w hen you have com
mitted the error of putting his slippers un
der the wrong comer of the sofa; but when
you are turning the whole house upside
down after the book that he has lost, you
would imagine there wasn't such a thing
as a proverb in the create 1 world !
Now, this is hardly even-handed justice.
Fair play is only reasonable, even if you
| do happen to be a woman! Why should
Mr. Green thi* k himself privileged to grum
ble at the disorder of the room where you
have amused cross children, cut down bin
trowsers into little ones, patched, mended,
and darned all day lon<r, and then look
' surprise 1 and persecuted because you ob
ject to his tossing his newspaper int >
! corner, and his hat into another, and his
! bootjack into a tftird. No. it is Nor fair!
"There is a time for all things."' That's
what Mr. Green says when you hint that
you won d like a little relaxation in the
way of theater, opera, or concert—or when
you ask him, meekly, when he is going to
put a drop of oil on the creaking hinges of
the parlor door, or sharpen the dull carving
knife. Is there ? Well, then, when is the
lime coming for that jaunt to theCatskills
that Las been promised you ever since you
can remember i When is the time coming
for the rea ling aloud of newspapers and in
teresting'extracts from spicy books? When
is the time coming for him to set plants
and shrubs in the deserted garden, instead
of smoking an evening cigar on the front
balcony with his heels considerably higher
than his head ?
"Siiks and satins put out the kitchen
fire." Mr. Green thii ksyou can make the
old gray poplin answer very well for a year
->r two longer. It's old fashioned and shab
by, and Mr. Green wonders "Why his wife
can't look a little m re like other people."
It is ii appro] riate to wear on many occa
sions, and the impracticable Geen "don't see
why you are not ready to go out with him
when he a.*ks you. Women never ARK
re.idy!" If silks and satins put out the
kitchen fire, what is the relative effoct of
l>roadc!olh and ca*simere, patent leather
boots and diamond rings?
"Take cure of the cent*, and the dollars
will take care of themselves." "Be a little
more economical in your shopping, my
dear. Tueuty-'wo eeuts a yard for "calico,
when I saw very decent on the Bowery
for eighteen. I call THAT extravagant.
Lour cents a yard is worth saving." And if
you were to try until doomsday, vou could
not persuaie my that twenty
two cent calico is actua ly cheaper for little
frocks and sleeved aprons than the elegant
article he saw on the Bowery. But as for
weariug any thing else than the highest
priced hats, or denying himself two pair of
kid gloves per month—"My dear, you don't
understand these things. A man MUST go
well dressed dow*!, town!"
Now, you see, you can't say anything in
self-defence, because Mr. Green says "a con
tedious woman is like a continual drop
pi"g n a very ia*nv day," You cm only
sh t your mouth and crowd back the re
be Ileus answers, and wish in your secret
heart that all the proverbs your husband
has so ready at his tongues end Were not so
very applicable to one si le of the question
What are ail the antique old word desicca
tions good for if they won't work both
ways? You never ha 1 a nice little plan
yet, but Mr. Greer, cut its tender head oft
with one of these merciless packages of
wisdom; and you are a mo-t tempted to
wish that poor Richard had n wer been born,
an I that feulomon had died before he went
into the proverb buisness
It is hard to endure; but then, after ad.
it's rather a consolation to bj able to tell
your troub'es iu print. You wonder what
Green will say when he reads this article ?
Of course, though, he will never suspect ii
is HE. Men never know themselves in
such a very faithful looking-g'ass—more s
the pity !— American Phrenological Jour
Strange Story of a Convict
The Warren, O, Chronicle , of Decem
ber 26th, has the following strange story:
"Ed Hay, colored, convicted of burglary at
the last term of the court, was taken last
week to the Penitentiary, making his third
term in that institution. He seemes to b
an incoirigible fellow, but claims to have
l>een more sinned against than sinning.
He claims to he the victim of a merciless
set of ]>er*eciitors —an organized band of
thieves and counterfeiters. Our readers
will remember that we lately pub ishe I
two instances in which surgeons extracted
needles from Day's nck and breast while
in jail awaiting his trial. Four large hut
ton needk s were cnt out of his perron, and
the surgeons say he has u great many more
—perhaps fifty—iu different parts of his
body. But as the needles do not seriouslv
afl'ect him, except when they work to some
esjtecially sensitive part, lie does not like
to hav the surgeons operate on hi n. We
were present on one occasion when he was
jJeboted to tye of Jrtte iuioocirgctj, qi]d tije Jjissetyingtiorj of hj polity, Jjtehßqire apt) ftetos.
being examined by a surgeon, and it was
easy to observe the locality of needles in
his face and neck. When first asked how
they came to he in him, he obstinately re
fused to tell; but taking sick, aud thinking
perhaps, he had not long to live, he yield
ed to frequent persuasions to divulge his
secret under condition that it should not
be made public until he was out of the way
;of his persecutors. He claims that his prin
eipal business has been to discover the
{schemes and rascalities of certain parties,
and then to blackmail them to keep him
from divulging. Some eight or ten years
since the Treasurer's office in Ashtabula
county was robbed. Day claims to have
been made cognizant of the robbery
and employed to carry several thousand
; dollars to certain parties, but instead of do
ing so he appropriated the money to his,
own use. This so incensed his confederates
that they determined to punish hirn. He
was taken and bound, and while in this
helpless Condition, hot needles were forced
into his fiesh, and he was forced to swear
eternal secrecy, under a penalty of suffer
ing a like punishment if he did not keep
his promise. Two years ago last summer
a paiiy of counterfeiters in this place, en
deavored to engage him to do some work
tor them. (Day is a tolerable engraver.) j
After finding out their plans he refused to;
do the work, but told them he wanted
{several hundred dollars hush moneyt One!
night he was decoyed into a place on Main
; street, knocked down, manacled and carried j
to a certain point on a back street, and put ;
to tortures that would shame the cruelties!
lof the Spanish Inquisition One plan was
to tickle the soles of his feet until lie would
i faint under the excruciating agony After,
| somewhat reviving, r*d hot needles were
Idriven in his body, legs, arms and cheeks.'
He says he knows the parties, but is afraid '
|to make their names public. How much!
truth there may be in his story we will not j
pretend to say. The fact that his body [
is literally a needle cushion, leads to infer- '
ence that some forcible means were proba
bly used to place them there.
This strange story of cruelty and wicked
ness is hard to believe as having occurred
m these days; yet there are certain circum
stances that in some degree corroborate his
statements. Had a sharp, discreet detect
ive obtained the confidence of Day, he
might have learned much that would have
aided in unearthing this gang of thieves
ami their nefarious schemes. We have no
doubt there are many men at large who!
are quite as deserving, to say the least, of!
Day's fate as himself. Although he is
probably a thief himself, he is a sort of
Ishmseiite among them. He says he met!
several members of the gang in the peni-;
tentiarv, and that he was not free from;
tin r 1. .ce and persecutions even there,and,
that ihe prison keepers were at a loss to'
know why be was concerned in so many
quarrels with the prisoners, lie did not:
dare tell them, because he did not suppose l
he would be believed. He is nv>ro than!
ordinary sharp; has a good common educa j
tion, and read law for a while with John;
M. Langston, of Oberlin. He is a good
penman, and says counterfeiters used him
to imitate signatures to their bills. He 1
learned the art of engraving r.o doubt to!
make his services more valuable in the!
counterfeiting business. arraigned <
l>efore the bar for his late sentence, be :
made a *hort speech in his defence, in which
some points were made with considerable
ability. His attorney, however, did not
consider his ea*e defrndable, the proof of,
his having commited burglary being too
positive to be evaded. He goes to the!
penitentiary for three years, but he tol lj,
the jai or before he left here he did not ex
pect to live through the term. It is hard |
to realize what there is iu life to render it
desirable to him.
An Amorous Shoemaker Come to Grief.
We are laughing over an adventure in
to which an amorous shoetnakej fell, lie
i was not content with the one wife he had
i taken, b it he must needs go poaching on
, his neighbor's grounds. His neighbor's
wife, annoyed by his declaratons, told her
husband. The latter replied:—"We will
punish him." They put their heads to
gether to devise some suitable punishment
The evening after his family consultation,
the amorous shoemaker (who lived imme
diatelv opposite the hou.*e painter, whose
wife he so loved) seeing the husband ab
sent called on the wife* He was in higher
spirits than ever; he bought an enormous
posegay, made entirely of roses, and was :us
full of compliments as lie could be. The
wife said to him, in reply to a question:
"My husband litis gone to St. Germain to
recover a bebt of some 2l)0f." The shoe
maker was delighted at the prospect of
spending the whole evening with her Two
hours flew away in most delightful conver
sation. He pressed her to yield: she re
fused. At last she said : "My greatest ob
jection to you is the horrible odor of leath
er, which all shoemakers have. Take a
bath in my husband's bathing tub, and
pethaps, after yon smell like other people.
I will not be so obstinate as you sav 1 am.
The Shoemaker hesitated. He dreaded
foul plav, but faint heart never won tair
lady—Lo understood aud was soon iu the
s bath: He had not been in it more than
i five minutes tvhen loud, quick knocking
! was heaid at the door. The wife scream
ed, Moil Dieu! There is my husband!
| What will become of us?" The shoemaker
was frighrened out of his wits, his teeth,
i chattered, his knees knocked together, he
was utterly bewildered with iright "Come
into this wardrobe, quick!" exclaimed the
; wife He obeyed instantly. The wife
opened the door; the husband entered i"
a towering fury and violently threw his
capon the floor, exclaiming: "Accursed
Trip! I have not brought one cent back
with me to pay the note of 200f. due to
morrow. I never in life was in such lad
luck as lam now. Give me something to
eat! lam half deal with hunger and
thirst" The wife replied, in her softest,
g-nt Jst tone, "Here is some co!-: meat,
r a I ;itid wine, dear." The husband seiz
i two knives on the table and sharpened
i in in such a manner as must have
rn ill-* poor shoem ker's blood run cold
as he crouched in the wardrobe naked,
wet *hi\vriug with fear, and cold, nearer
lead than alive "Wife," continued the
nisbaiid, "I must sell the wardrobe to-mor
-4 M*' friend the shoemaker over th"
way has long been wanting to buy it. I
| will carry it to him tomorrow morning"
As the husband spoke, be went up to the
wardrobe, and after rattling the kevs for
some time,in which were new terrors to the '
j poor amorous shoemaker, who, doubtless,;
vowe 1 if he ever got out of this scrape, he
i would let other men's wives alone. After
supper husband and wife went to bed. The
next morning at nine o'clock the husband
went out to get four porters. Thev took
| the wardrobe and carried it over to the
shoemaker's. The husband found the shoe
maker's family in a state of the greatest
consternation. The shoemaker could l>e
1 found nowhere; the warmest appreheneions
; were entertained of his fate*, his family
were in tears. The husband was Una! Ie
To relieve their anxiety; he had neither
seen nor heard of his fiiend. The shoe
maker's wife accepted the wardrobe (which
she knew her husband hail long desired to
purchase,) and when the house painter gave
her the key she opened the door to exam
ine the condition of her purchase. The
instant the door opened a naked man with
hair on end, covered with red, bounding
forth, knocked down the wife. Her screams,
the terror of the pollers and the appren
tices, wer" dreadful. Meanwhile, the naked i
red man, evidently beside himself* ran wild
ly about the shop; his wife, porter.* and ap
prentices, flew at him with whatever they
could lay hands on, and gave him such a
drubbing, until he recovered bis senses
sufficiently to discover himself. The house
painter had prepared the bath With a laig*-
quantity of glue, and had thickly "dusted"
the inside cf the wardrobe with powdered
chre, which had been transferred to the
poor shoemaker's body during his night's
restlessness; while the glue, getting into'
his hair and drying made his hair seem to;
stand on end. When the shoemaker's wife (
found out all these things, she took a broom l
stick and belabored her husband thorough
ly. An immense crowd was assembled in;
front Of their door,(they lived in the Rue;
St Antoine,) and the poor shoemaker has
become so ashamed, be has not since the
occurrence dared to show his face in the
street — Paris L' tier.
STRUCK. —The Webb sisters recently ap
peared for the first time in "Griffith's
Gaunt" in Milwaukee. The red and yel
low ]>osters on all the blank walls announ
ced that an inhabitant of the town, who
had never before appeared on any stage,
would lend them his assi*tance for that
night oily. The excitettiei t was great
in Milwaukee. What inhabitant was
stage-struck? The theatre was crammed
from lop to bottom. As the play went
on the inlial itant of Milwaukee who had
never appeared on any stage was discovered
to be a pig 1
Douglas said, at the Equal
Right's Conveution, that a few years ago
die on y luxury he eiij >ycd was a whole
seat in the car. Even that luxury he
didn't have now. The other night he was
riding, muffled in a blanket, when some
body Hsked him for half of his seat. He
stuck out his head, and says he, "I'm a
nigger." "I don't care who the devil you
are; I want a seat," The people are con
quering their prejudices.
THE BRUTE.— A Chicago reporter, de
scribing a masked bail, lemarks; "If there
are prettier w omen than blondes, they are
brunrttes. Cleopatra was a brunette. Ber
enice was a brunette. Rachel was a brun
ette and so is Miss L. If one wants a flirt,
take a brunette; if one wants a ccok, take
a blonde. If one wants a wife take neither."
fiSfThe removals from office since July
last are stated at 445, out of 2434 appoint
ments. The nominations sent to the Sen
ate were 247, only five of which have been
acred on. Of 197 removals iu the Post
Oifire Department, 120 were for political
,| R Hi sOf Married Women.
; A case that has a double interest for one
class of travellers was tried in the Supreme
! Couit of New York city a few days ago.
• It grew out of an action brought by a Mrs.
, Rawson against the Pennsylvania Railroad
:'Company, to recover the value of certain
: J baggage destroyed whilst in transit over
■the road of that com pan v. The case had
' been once tried in an inferior Court, where
{the jury rendered a verdict for £3,9 .'5 10
"; damages, ami it was taken up to the Su
[ preme Court on an appeal from that judge
merit. There were two trunks destroyed
- in September, 1804, containing clothing,
I jewelry and other articles, claimed to be
i the full value of the sum given by the
jury in their verdict. An interesting f-a
, ture of the case wa* that it not only invol
, ved the rights of travellers on railroads in
this state, but it also involved the rights of
married women. The defence seemed to
be based mainly on two points: first that
the ticket given to this lady had printed
on it a limitation which restricted the
passenger to 80 pounds of b ggage an 1 of
a value not exceeding £IOO, unless upon
notice giv- n and an extra amount paid for
the luggage at double first class freights;
and second, that the property it) ihe trunks
was the gift of the husband an 1 remained
i his property at common law; that lie,
j should l>e plaintitf, and that Mrs.
1 Raw-son, his wife, had no standing in court.
So far as the first point is concerned, the
i Supreme Court reallinned what we have
j frequently published in these columns as
the law on th- subject, namely, that a rail
way company account, by any notice placed
on a ticket or elsewhere, even where such
notice is brorghtto the know lei Ige of those
whose persons or property it undertakes to
carry, avoid its responsibility as a common
carrier fur the safe conveyance of what is
entrusted to it for transportation, or limits
its responsibilit" by any such nolice. Pas
sengers may waive their rights by positive
contracts for a valuable consideraton, but
these rights cannot be taken away by the
mere printing of words upon tickets.
EASTERN INDlA —Under the above start
ling heading the "Friend of India" of Nov.
29", has the following:
•'Mr T. Ravenshaw, Commissioner ot
Onssa, has sent the Bengal G< vernment a
report of the famine in that Province
' Never has so heart-rending a picture been !
drawn. An official whose bias, if it exists, ;
must! al him to tone down the horriblei
facts, estimates the loss cf life from want {
<>f food and its Consequences at from 50
OJO, to 600,000. and in some places r.i
three-fourths of the whole populati n. Thi*
s among the four and a half millions of
Orissa alone, where the official reports show
the deaihs to be still going on at the rate,
of 150 a day. The mortality was not less I
severe proportionately in the adjoining dis !
trict of ..iidnepcre, with its popu : ation of
more than half a million of peop e, the
calamity was comparatively fight, but fam- i
ine, disease ana debility swept awav thou
sands. The same is true of Chota Nag
pore. We have a reliable record of the!
deaths of paupeis from famine-stricken dis j
tricts in Calcutta. Add to all these mor
ti ity in the other districts of Bengal from
Sanger Island to Palm and the borders ot
Nepaul, and we have a record of the loss of i
■ ife which exceeds in horror and extent
that ot any one of ihe six great drouths 01,
India during the last Century v Before!
the destroying angel takes its final flight 1
the tale will have mounted up beyond a
million known deaths "
Some time since it was announced that
a man at Titnsville, Pa., committed suicide
I for the reason that he had discovered lie
j was his own grandfather. Leaving a dv
' itig explaining the singular cir
cumstance, w-e will not attempt to unrave l
| but give his explanation of the mixed up
condition cf his kinsfolk in his own words, j
: lie says: "I married ft widow who had a
■ grown-up daughter. Mv father visited out
{ house very often, fell in love with my step
| daughter, and married her So inv father
| became my son-in law, an 1 my step daugh- j
; ier my mother, because she was my father's
j wife. Some time afterwards my wife had
i a son; he was my father's brother-in law
i md my uncle, for he tvas the brother of
my step-mother. My father's wife—/. e„ •
m*' step-daughter, also had a son; he was
I of course, my brother, and in the meantime
! my grand-child, for he was the son of mv
{'laughter My wife was my grandmother,
because she was my mother's mother. I
was my wife's husband and grandchild at
the same time; and as the husband of a
person's grandmother is his grandfather, I
was tny ow n grandfather." That this wa*
a strange condition of things it must be
confessed, but we can see no possible rea
son why it should cause a man to commit
£~tT Love is as necessary to a woman's
heart as a fashionable l>onnet to her head.
Indeed, we think, lather more so; for noth
ing less than a large measure of love will
content her; —whereas the recent fashion
has show n that she can be satisfied with a
very liiLo bouuet.
TERMS.--$1.50 PER ARKUffI.
Eiiiouiilci' wiikt an Ittliutyi.
J Dr. Hays, in his new wutk, " The open
3 Polar Sea," thus relates a dangerous en
' counter with an iceberg J
. "Giving too little lie.'d to cijfrenis, Wd
were eagerly watching tie* i" lication of the
1 .
jwiiid which appeared at the south, and
I hoping for a br.*ez<', w hen it was discovered
that the tide had and was stealth'
( i'y setting us upon a nest of bergs which lay
to leeward. One of them was of that de
scription known among the crew by tin?
I significant title of "touch-me not," and
presented that jagged, honey combed ap
pearance indicative of great age. They
are unpleasant neighbors. The least His
turbance of their equilibrium may cause
the whole mass to crumble to pieces, and
I woe be unto the unlucky vessel that is
I • .
P caught in the dissolution.
we stood a fair chance of leing ensnared.
I The current was carrying us along at an
uncomfortably rapid rate. A boat watt
f . I.evered as quickly as |mssit>le to run out
a line to a U-rg which lay gr un.ded about
a hundred yards from us. While this was
, being done, we gr ized the side of a b.-tg
'; which rose a hundred feet above our top
masts, then slipped past another of smaller
dimensions. Bv pushing against them with
our ice-poles we changed somewhat tho
• course of the schooner; but when wo
i thought that we were steering clear of the
! in ass which we so much dread* t, an eddy
i changed the direction of our drift, and car
died us almost broadside upon if,
*' 1 lie schooner struck on the starboarl
| quarter, and the shock, shght though it
was. iliseiigiged some fragments of ice that
were large enough to have crushed the ves
sel had they struck her, and also mrtttV lit
lie hi i ps which rattleit about us; but for
tunately no person was hit. The quartet*
I deck was quickly cleared, an 1 all hands
I crowding forward anxiously watched tho
i boat. Ihe berg now begin to revolve, ati I
was set tling slowly over us; the little lumps
fell thicker and faster upon the after-deck,
j and the forcastle was the only place where
there was the least chance o. safetw
"At length the berg itscli saved u from
destruction. An immense mass broke off
from that part which was le,.eath the sur
face of the sea, and liiis a dozen times Iw
ger than the schooner, came rushing tip
within a few yards ot us, sending a Vast
volume of foam and water flying Irorn its
; sides. This rupture arrested the revolution,
and the berg began to settle in the opposite
j direction. And now came another danger,
i A long tongue was protruding immediate
ly underneath the schooner; already the
j keel was slipping an I grinding upon it, and
it seemed probable that we should be
knocked up in the air like a foot ball, or at
capsized. The side of our enemy
soon leaned from us, and we were in no
danger from the worse than hailßtone show
ers which had driven us forward; so wo
sprang to the ice-poles and exerted our
: strength in endeavoring to push the vessel
; off. There were no idle hands. Danger
I respects not the dignity of the quarter deck.
"After we had fatigued Ourselves at this
• hard labor without any useful result thd
I b.-rg came again to our relief. A loud re
! |>oit first startled us; another and another
followed in quick succession, until the noise
g-ew deafening and the whole air seemed
A PCserVoir of frightful sounds, The oppos
ite side of the berg had split off, piece after
piece, tumbling a vast volume of ice into
I the sea, and sending the berg revolving
back upon us. This time the movement
; was quicker; fragments liegan again to fall,
and, altva ly sullicietitly startled by the
alarming dissohuion which had taken place,
were in momentary expectation of seeing
tire w hole side nearest to us break loose
and crush bodily uj>on the schooner, m
which event she would inevitab'y be car
ried d-ovn beneath it, a hopelessly doome i
a> shepherd's hut beneath an Alpine av
| alanehe.
"By this time, Dodge, who had charge
of the I Klit, had succeeded in planting a.l
ice-anchor, and attaching his rope, and
greeted us with the welcome sigrt i I'll. i d
in.' We pulled for our lives, long and
! steadily Seconds seemed minutes an I
inmates hours. At length we began to
move off. Slowly and steadily sank th-j
berg behind us, Carrying away the ma: i
boom and grazing hard agiiust the qua.ter.
But we were safe. Twenty yarvD awav.
And the disruption o C u red w hic'dl we ha (
aI so much dreaded. The sidi nearest 1 j
its now split off, and came plunging wildly
down into the sea, sending over us aIkw
;er of spray, raising a swell which set ua
rocking to and fro as i( in a g t'e of wiu.j,
and left us grinding in the debris of the
crumbling ruin.
"At last we succeeded in extricating our
selves. and were far enough away to look
back calmly upon the object of our b-rr r
It was still rocking and rolling iike a tlin.g
of life. At each revolution fresh ma— *
were disengaged I and, as iis sides came up
in long sweeps, great casc.-.d •> tumbled and
leaped from them hissing into ihc foaming
sea. After several hours it . tic*. I down
into quietude, a mere fragment of iu for
mer greatness, while the piece? hat wer?
, broken it floated quietly aw u) wit l.c t.d