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WHOLESALE: DRU:GGISTS, and _dealers in
Wall Pnper, Kefoiene Lamp's; - 137indow ekes,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, /se.; &e.
N. Y., Jail. 1, 1868.—Jy..
W. A. NICHOLS.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
01Bee formerly oconpied by James Lowrey, Esq
Welleboro, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
S. F. SUAIIIIIIIII, _-
BARBER AND HAIR DrESSER. Shop over
C. L. WileOX . -11Spao.
1 4 14,11.buru, Jew. , 1.866.-Iy.
JIMA US fillIERW0011), 7
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Court Street, opposite
the Court House, Williainsport, Pa.
, Jau. 6, 1666-Iy*
H. W. TWituana, WM. 11. SMITH.
WILLIAM /L . sitiritt,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW .
Insurance; &minty and Pension Agency, Main
Street We/rebore, Pa., Ain. 1, 1586.
JOHN IL. INITC HELL.
ATTORNEY AND ,COUNSELOR AT LAW,
Cake lately oocapio by Juba W. Gluernaey ,
Esq., Tioga, Tioga County, Pitmen. Prompt
Jan 1,1866.-1 y,.., ,
S. F. Wir.sua. J. B. Niles
WILSON & NILES,
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELORS AT LAW,
(First door from . ..Signsro, on tho"Acenne)
- WM attend to Vastness entrusted to their caret
in the counties of Tioga and Potter.
Weßibose, Jan. 1, 1866.
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L? A. Sears's
Shoe Shop. Or Cutting, Fitting., and. Repair
ing done promptly and well.
Wallsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-17.
JOHN B. SIFIAILSPEARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Borren's
Store, second floor. :1735-Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
WeUab ra, Pa-. Jan. 1, 1866-ly
CORNER OF MAIN STREET it THE AVENUE
J. W. Blows - Y, Proprietor. This popular Hotel,
has been re-fitted and re-furnished throughout,
is now open to the public as a first-class
house. A good hostler always on band.
~ Vcalsboro, Jan. I, 1366.—1 y
HAWLEY & CUAEILIIN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Williamsport Pa.—
Special attention given to collection of Pen
sions. Bounty and Back Pay, and all claims
against the National and State Gtwernments,
Williamsport, Pa , Nov. 15, 136 5-3 tn
BLACKSMITH AND SHOES- I have rented
'the shop lately oecppied by Mr. P. C.Hoig, and
am prepared to shoe horses and oxen, and to
do all kinds of work pertaining to the busi ,
need in a sapirior wanner,
Wellettoro, PA., Jai. 1; 1866.--ly
IZAAIL WALTON HOUSE,
Gaines, Tioga- County,
B. C. VERMILYEA, Pttoßninion. This is e
new hotel located within easy access of -the
best fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
for the accommodation of pleasure seekers and
the traveling public. [Jan. 1, 1866.1
5.-HERV : EY EWIAG,
ATTORNEY AND• COUNSELOR AT LAW,
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Paul St , Baltimore.
Rzrzasseas.—Levin Gale, Attoroil at Law,
Edward-Israel, A tt'y at Law," Rev: J. McR.
Riley, D. D., Rev. Renry Slicer, D D., Con-
Bro:. & Co., P. Grove & Co., Ludwig &
MoSherry, John F. Mcjilton, Req., Robert Lam
son, Req., S. Sutherland, Esq. [Mr. Est•tao is
authorized to transact any business appertain
ing to this paper in Baltimore.']
Jan I, 1805-13.
VIOLIN STRINGS at
WERWS DRUG STORE
ALL'S CELEBRATED VEGETABLE. SICILIAN
HAIRRENEWER, can be had at BOY'. Drug
CONCENTRATED LYE, for sale at
ROY'S DRUG STORE
F L'I R AND FEED,. BUCH WHEAT
FLOUR, Meal, Pork and Balt,- Tea, Coffee,
Sugar, Soap, Candles, Salarsitna: Tab.aoco and
Kerosene Oil. - Also; Afeelterel, White Pisa, and
Trout, by the package or pound.
CHAS. IL VAN VALAENBURG.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1885.
WI EI L ARI OWB, MEESE
MISS SCREWS, and scalel;oards for
boxing cheese, also - '
Powder, Shot and- Lead
end pistol cartridges.
GUNN & TUCKER
are also agents for Mifes's Patent Money Drawer.
Also, agents for E.ibtSon - Sternly, and Seal
Presses. Remember--at Gunn Tueker's Hard
ware Store, Wellsboro. '
Jan. 1. 1866 —lv
EAL ESTATt FOR SALE.—Twenty-fiveit acres of lan near Wellsboro, an excellent
, soli, well fenced, a handsome buildingsite and
I tine view of the town and vicinity, a never failing
spring of sorter, Am. Enquire of
JOHN DICKINSON, Beq,
Delmar, Dec. 13. 1865-3 m.
has the pleciure to inform the citizens of Tioga
county that they have the beat opportunity ever
offered thew, to procure 'Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes,
Gems, Cartes de Visite, Apettes, and all kinds
of fancy and popular card. - and colored pictures,
at his Gallery on Elmira Street.
Mansfield, Nov. 15, '6s—tf. F. M. SPENCER.
D. HART'S ROTEL.
WELLSBORO, MPG A CO. PENNA.
THE subscriber takes this method to in
form his old friends and customers that
he has resumed the conduct of the old " Crys
tal Fountain [rote," and will hereaftei giro it
his entire attention. Thankful for past favors :
solicits a renewal of thessme.
Wellsboro, Nov. 4,1863.—1 y.
PORTABLE LEMONADE la the
only preparation of the kind made from
the fruit. As an article of economy, purity, and
deliciousness; it cannot be surpassed. and is recom
mmended by physicians for invalids and family
use. It will keep for year's in any climate, while
its condensed form renders it especially cons-co - -
lent for traveler'. All who use •lemons are re
quested to give it a triaL Entertainments 'at
home, parties, and picnics should not - be without
it. For sale by all Druggist" and first-class.
Grocers. Manufactured only by •
LOUIS P. METZGER,
No. 648 Pearl St,„Ni Y.
Zan. 1, 1866-Iy.
DEERFIELD WOOLEN F&OTORT.
rpHE 17NDERSIGED having purchased
11 the well known Woolen Faftory. of Messrs.
E. ,k B. S. Bowen on the Cowanique River, two
miles east of Knoxville, takil, this method of
informing the inhabitants of T4ga and adjoining
counties that he will manufacture wool by the
yard or on shares to suit castoXiers; into
FLANNELS, CASSIMEREq, DO,E•SKINS,
FULL CLOTHS, of till kirs4s.
The machinery has been thorougrily repaired
and new machinery added thereto, also an im
proved new wheel which will enable him to work
the entire season. He will psy particular atten
Roll Card lug it Cloth Drebsing,
which will be done in the neatest possible man
ner, haring added one new Roll Machine, will
enable him to dispatch and accommodate people
from a distance. He would farther say that be
has carried on the business in manufacturing
wool for farmers in Bradford and adjoining
counties for the past twenty years • be therefore
can warrant all work and eatiafy his customers,
using nothing in manufacturing but genuine
wool. JOSEPH ItiGHAM.
Deerfield, Jan. 1,1868-Iy, ,
SEPTEMBER Ist 1865
FOR READY PAY ONLY !
'CUSTOM BOOTS AND SHOES ;
Leather, Findings, &c.
CASH '-PAID - FOR RIDE _ S; PELTS,
,DEER SKINS AND FAIRS.
IDR. FRANKLIN SAYS:
" When:, yen, hive anything to adiertise, tell
the public of,it in plain, simple language."
I am manufacturing good custom made Boots
,and Shoes which I Will sell at fair prices, and
only for REAP Y PA Y. Stich work cannot be
sold at as low rates pei'pair as eastern made
slop-work, but it can and will be sold at prices
which will enable the purchaser to protect his
feet with good substantial boots more cheaply
than with a poor slop-shop article, which, even
if it chances not to fall in pieces with the first
weeks service, is but a doubtful protection in
wet and cold weather. Try me.
Back -and Doeskins Wanted,
in the red and short blue, for which I will pay_
cash and a 'goottprice.
Beef-Bides and Calfskins Wanted,
or which I will also pay cash.
Sheep Pelts Wanted,
Lfor which I will also pay cash and the highest
mai ket price. , -
An assortment of sole, upper, calfskins and
linings, pegs, thread, nails, awls, knives, shoe
hammers, &c., &C., kept constantly on ha lid,
which I will sell cheap for cash. Shop on Main
Street between Wilcox's and Isullard's.
H. H. CIMMIN
G. W. SEARS.
W. can't give _credit, beeanee, t. be
plain, haven't got it to give.
We'labor°, Jan. 1, 1866.,
N EW GOODS AT' PEACE PRICES!
the attention of the public ia called to my , stock of
DRY GOODS & GROCERIES
wt.ich I have jut purchased in New York City
25 per cent; cheaper than those who purchased
earlier. lam offering Goods very cheap,
Large and Well Seleeled
FALL AND WINTER DRESS GOODS
MERINOES, ALPACAS, . 'PARAIVIAT
TAS, of all Colony, NOTIONS
GLOVES, HOSIERY, DRESS TRIM
MINGS, BUTTONS, RIBBONS, ,;.4.
DOl - pIEESTIOS,
BROWN AND BLEACHED AIUSLINS,
Fine Prints, fast colors, 2 shill-hip= per yd.
Nice Brown Muslin, yard wide,i2..Ber yd.
~ B leached " 2s;:10
All Wool Red Flannel, 4s; pot' yd.
Shawls, Hoop Skirts, Boots & Shoes.
SUGARS, TEAS, COFFEES, &c.,
READY MADE CLOTH 1110,
CLOTHS OF ALL KINDS, CASSI-
MEN'S & BOY'S HATS & CAPS,
All - of which will- be sold for Cash lower:, than
sly other; . n
- FIRM Vi THE COUNTY: "
1 Yirst Door tbove Poet Office
71084, Nov. 29, 186 G-3 a
THE MASON &HA IN'S CABINET ,
1 ORGANS' forty differe.• styles, -adapted -to
sacred and Peenlarmunic, , r4Se t046c 10- , each.
Thirty-Fire Gted or Silver iifedies, or 44134 first
premiums awarded them. lustrated Catalogues
seat free._ Address, MASI!. HAMLIN, B0s : .
toui or MASON`BROTHS 8, NeaF York:t.
• 4 : - pt, 13 0 188-17.]
/ 0. - - I _...
11 . . I- .
FROM THIS DATE,
FOR CASH ONLY.
NEW EST STYL E S.
of all Desoiiptiona,
A Large Stock of
DENIMS, FLANNELS, Att
AIEO a complete assortment of
MERES, SATINETS, KEN-
- TIICKY JEANS, &e
LANG & WHITE,
Of MANSFIELD, Pa, have just received and
offer Jo, the iinhabitnuts_ of nevi, e. nyty , nt the
lowest oath prices:, a' Itirke and weillsebrterstock
of the following first class good .
DRUGS, MEDICINES, ac DYE WITH'S;
Paints, Oil, Putty and Glees, flows Stevens'
- Faintly Dyes, Patent Medicines, Perfumery,
Toilet Soaps, Hair Oils and Pomades,
School and Miscellaneous Books,
Books, and Blank Deeds of . •
all kinds, Diaries for
Photograph and Autograph Alburtis, Gold Pens
and Pocket Cutlery, All kinds of Toys,
Tobacco, Sandi' & Cigars abase' I
Pianos, Melodeons, & Cabinet Organs
VIOLINS, GUITARS; ACCORDEONS,
and all kitids of Musical Instruments and musical
merchandise. All the most popular Sheet - MI:IMO
always 'on baud. . -
fly epeoial arrangements-on& the largest man
ufacturing house in Nest York, -- wacan furnish - air
styled of .
BRASS AND SILVER BANDS
Parties wishing Instruments will save ten per
cent. by communicating. with, us before purchas
ing elsewhere. All Instruments delivered,
I REE OF CHARGE; AND
I had left Rocky Steep behind me,
and we proceeded at a rapid rate in the
direction of Rathstone, which place I
expected to reach at nightfall, when
upoia turning a bend in the road a l came
upon a, weary looking and grey old man.
He Was plodding slowly along, a bun
dle hanging on a stick slung over his
shoulder, a slouched, weather stained
felt hat covered his grey head, and tat
tered garments clinging mercifully
around his shrunken limbs and attenu
As I approached he turned his head
-cast a sharp and grey eye upon me,
ran it quickly over my horse and-per
son, and then, as if fearing his scrutiny
would be noticed, he turned away his
eyes and plodded slowly on. In a mo
ment I had reached his side, and look
ing down as I checked my steed to a
walk, I saluted him with:.
" A good day, friend. Have you
travelled far ?"
"'Near a score of miles since sunrise,
a'good step for au old man like me to,
do, stranger,' and he looked up at me
faintly with a peculiar smile on 'his
dark and withered fare.
" Y.cai must have moved at a sharper
gait than that ta cover so much ground,'
" Neither slower nor faster, stranger;
Steady walking makes its mark. Why
don't you buckle your.girth, stranger?'
I looked down as he spoke, but from
ray pesition could not sea the deficiency
" Wait a bit an' I'll fix. it."
I drew up my horse, and he, laying
down his stick and bundle in the road,
approached my animal, and grasping
my girth proceeded to fumble around
it. Suddenly he grasped me by the
ankle, and with a mad wrench and a '
heave hurled me from the saddle; then
springing upon nay breasf, he grasped
me by the throat and sought to throttle
me. LOOW knew he was not the char
atcter-he pretended to be.
Tim:nigh terribly surprised, I did not
for a ,moment lose nay presence of mind.
I gathered all my powers for a struggle,
which, to me, was for life or death, for
I well knew that the villain with whom
I was engaged, was one of the many aa
sassins that frequented -the deserted
back road's - with which the outskirts of
I hadan my saddle-bags and about
my lierson a large amount of bank notes
and gold placed in my hands as collect
or of the house:lo)f Stenworth & Co. I
was likewise well armed, but for the
Rresent my arms were useless. I there
tore held - out plenty of inducements to
- robbers . , and one, at least, seemed de
termined to profit by it.
Our strsiggle for a few moments was
fierce alidawild. The robber seemed
pbssessed4ith demon strength ,and he
used it Well reckless ferocity ,• but the
assassin fought for gain—l for life. He I
was over-matched, for with a herculean
force I hurled him over, and forcing ;
my- neck with a mad effort from his
clinched hands, I place:tray hand upon
his face, planted• my laatee upon ins
breast, and then seizing him by the
neck-cloth, I drew up his head and
jammed it down upon the hard, rocky
road, stunning him instantly.
In a Yew moments I had him securely
botind, and slinging him acrogs 'the sad
dle, I mounted behind, and rode as rap
• idly as my burden would permit, in the
direction of Rathsteine. I was anxious
to reach that place, for there I had
agreed to meet a few friends—gay boys
with whom I had promised to spend a
pOrtion ofinytime before I abould re-
turn to New' York.
alrattiad proceeded, however, but a few
uttlePivhen the sky grew dark and I
kprgird the low rumble of distant thun
',--gor_ In a few moments large drops of
'4flit - in came pattering down and the trees
4 1iliatt lined the roadside swayed heavily
in the breeze. A great storm was com
ing on. I looked round for a place Of
shelter, and began to debate within my
self ;whether or notl should give liber
tY to my prisoner, when upon arriving
at the top of at} eminence, I descried,
standing from the road a quarter of a
mile distant, a very straggling looking
dwellintannd in that direction I turn-
Sacall my weary beast.
Profils 'and Quiek The storm was now at its height, and
the min was pouring fiercely- down as
Please lu oallAnd examine my.; stook. Re- my horse splashed his way through the
f itre„asing rivulets. In a few me-
THE CHEAP CASH STORE, Iliad arrived near the house, the
a ranee of which nearly induced me
.9 kw, Pb7I,HI-MF. tocontinue my journey. The fast com
ing darkness, however, determined me
sQ turning to the doorl dismounted and
lifting my prisoner to the ground—the
. rain had now revived him—l knocked
ly r dmince. ' •
p GEM NOTICE IS LIE t , t Y GIVEN l
W usti hile fo waaiting tta I
looked about me at
that books for receiving gab.= ons to the the bleak and dismal prospect. The
Vepital atssiaq THE NORTHEPT RAILWAY house, or tavern as itproved to be, was
COMPANY, will be opened at 10 o'clock on Sat.
old and weather stainedasome distance
xtr:day, Felunary.S.l. 1850, at the Hotel of J. W. • from thea l oad, alp ad, half _w a x:rounded .by.bro-
Massey, in the borough of wsiaassa assga
gennsylrauia. J CHRISTIE. ken and .rotten treeas. On onta-tde a
GEO. M. TRACY, ' -steephi
ledge of rock, which ' cep
T. W: BIGONEY, , gloomy shadow upon the tavern 1•, • a e
It ! FARR , ' • other 'dark 'lonesome woods. t'r I
WARRANTED IN EVER rRESPECT
Pianos and Melodeons to - rent on reasonable.
terms. Agents fur the celebrated Florence Sew
ing Adaeftines. _ LANG ; WHITE.
Mansfield, Dec. 6,1866-6 M.
NEW DWUG STORE.
Dr.• W. W. WEBB & BELO.
Have opined a - Drug and Chemical Store, on
Main Street, Ist doOr below Hastings, where they
ititend to 'keep a full assortment of
DRUGS AND :11EDICLNE,6.
• A good article of Medicinal Liquors and Wines.
Prescriptions carefully prepared.
Alec/foal advice given free of charge.
Wellsboro. Nov. S-ly,
N EW FIRM & NEW GOODS AT TIOGA
BORDEN .:BRO'S •
Would respectfully announce to "'all whom. it
troy concern,'?-that they keep constantly ou i hand
a large and welt assortment of '1
GLASS AND WALL PAPER,
DYE STUFFS. FAMILY DYES, LAMPS,
GLASS WARE, PLATED WARE,
such as CASTORS, SPOONS,
TEA & TABLE, FORK'S,
CAKE DISHES, &c
BlslitigLOßES, SCHOOL BOOKS,
Tea, Coffee, Spice, Pepper, Gin
TOILET AND WASHING SOAPS,
tirid'an l 'endlese variety of
Tiogn, Pa., Oct. 4,1865-1y11,5.,
A - . TRUMP CARD!
aRE AT ..BARGAINS l I would in
%.,A all confidence say to the people of Wellsboro
and surrounding country that Iltave just return.;
ful from New York with - • •
A LA.R.GE, STOCk OF GOODS '
consiiting of 4
BEADY MADE CLOTHING
fur Men and-Boys
OVER 411. UNDZi? SHIRTS.
I furnisin,every.tbinv _to :make a man warm,
A NICE LOT OF CASSIMERES,
Alan, alarge _stock of ;-
BOOTS "AEI ._SHOES,
fugikkaoltgrr, and CHILD.REN
04.1:,§, - CAPS, &C.,
too•tinmerotii"to mention. All of ,which
I OFFER .FOR CASH,
at prices't arCulated to carry out my rule of bust-
Wellrboro, Tin. 1, 13
San. 11,181164 w;
i &41 ..,
•__ i llUni 1
WELLSBORO,, PA., FEB.- 21, 1866.
If yon cannot ou the Ocean
~.jledtatuomuthe sui,ftest fleet,
Itlx*.htg on fhe tikliOat. hLG,we.... -
Laughing at Abe etorme you meet;
You can stand ninon , the gullet
AttehOred :kat within the Lay,
You can lend a hand to help them,
Ate they launch theft boate away.
If you are too weak to journey
Up the mountain steep and high,
You can stand within the valley,
While the multitude go by ;
Yon can chant In bappy measure
As they slowly pus along;
Though they may forget the singer,
, They. all; not forget the song.
If you have nut gold and silver
Ever ready to command,
If you cannot toward., the needy
•Retach an ever open hand;
You can visit the afflicted,
O'er the erring you can weep,
Yon can be a true diciple,
=Sitting at the Saviours feet.
If you cannot lu the conflict
Prove yourself a soldier true,
If where fire and smoke are'tblokest
There's no work for you to do;
When the Little field to silent,
Sizu can go with careful tread,
You can bear may the wounded,
You can cover up the dead.
Do not. then, stand idly crafting,
Voriome rea;er work to do,
l'Ortnzie is a lazy goddess,
She will never come to you..
Go and toil iu any vineyard,
Do not fear to do or dare;
If you want a field of labor,
'on can And it any where.
THREE PIIGEITS IN A ROBBERS'
BY ARLIE ANC%
could notice more the door opened, and
a most villainous look.ing pecsona:re ap
peared. When he looked upon my
prisoner he ,started and turned Lityadly
pale; and, as I turned to the robber a (1,1
looked into his face, I found him
zing at the man in the rloc:Tway and
talking with his eyes. No tongue spoke
plainer. A shudder passed through me
I was firmly convinced that the robber
end landlord both understood and
knew each other. However, I gave no
sign to indicate my suspicion, but turned
to the man in the tavern and said :
I desire accommodations here until
the storm is over, and secure quarters
for this man, who sought my life but a
short time since. ' He is a robber, and I
demand - your assistance in securing
" All right, stranger ; ye can have it,
and shelter, too, if ye pay for it."
" That I intend to do," said I, enter
ing the tavern, leading my prisoner.
The room in which I found myself
was long and narrow, with a counter at
one end; behind were a few black- hot
ties which.l supposed contained
. li l quor
of different kinds:
There was likewise agood fire blazing
on the open hearth, fed by shrubs - and
rotten branches, around which were
seated three men each holding a tin-cup
two of which contained rum. The
-third, having disposed of his, was now
proceeding to the bar. These men all
seemed to have - been gambling, for the
cards still lay upon the table which was
drawn in close proximity to the fire.
• They gave a start of surprise as I ap
peared in company with the robber,
but soon recovered themselves, looked
at each other and grinned broadly.
AgainLgazed at the robber, and found
the same - talking expression in his eye.
It now struck me - for the first time that
I was in a robbers' den - .
As this conviction came upon me, I .
felt for a moment like retreating to the
door,. mounting my horse and making
the best of my way from the plat!e. But
this action I felt, upon reflection, would
teed to percipitate matters for I felt if
the robbers knew my suspicions, they
would . not allow nie to leave the place
aliV'e. So putting as good a face upon
thel i affair as I could-, I pulled up a chair
to the fire, and ordering, supper for both
myself and prisoiler, proceeded to dry
my saturated garments by the cheerful
In a few minutes it was ready—a
coarse and homely meal, yet tempting
to a hungry•man. Having disposed of
the. edibles, I demanded to be shown to
a room. The landlord led the way, and
leaving the prisoner in charge of the
men below I quickly followed. I now
felt firmly convinced that by a strange
accident, he was in the hands of his
comrades, and would soon be at liberty
and ready to take summary vengeance
on me for the treatiniont he had received.
The rascally looking landlord, hav
ing pointed to my room, lit a bit of can
dle, and proceeded back to the tap-room.
I entered the chamber, and after clos
ing the door and earfully locking it s.et
down my candle upon a wretched table
standing in one corner of the room.
The room was very poor: The walls
were bare, also the boor. An. old rickety
bedstead occupied one corner of the
chamber, on which was a flat, hard
looking bed, with a very dirty countr
pane. A cracked glass hung above the
table, and that with the articles before
mentioned, was all that the roon con
I looked around the apartment in
vain for a chair. Not finding one, I
sat flown upon my bed-side to meditate
upon my position. My first action was
to examine my weapons, consisting of
a revolver, bowie knife and a- small pis
tol—highly valued as a present—which
was very luseful, and was never known
to miss fire. These I found to be all
right and then returned them to my
I wasmbout to throw myself upon the
bed as I had no intention of undressing,
when my attention vim-attracted by a
quick bash of a lamp before my win
dow. I looked out and beheld two men
entering the stable and in a momefit
more they appeared leading my faithful
animal. One of the parties holding the
horse was the robber whom I had just
My suspicions were thus practically
The time for action had now come.
What course should I pursue? In a
moment my mind was made up. I
could not get to my horse without de
tection, and could not leave my room
except by dropping from the window,
or passing from it into the tap-room be
low—both of which .places of egress
would render my .detection certain. I
detem 'Tied, therefore,. to remain, and
holding as I did the lives of seven men
in my hands, made up my mind to sell
my own dearly as I could. The first
thing I did was to barricade the door.
For this purpose I used the bed, which
was easily and silentlywheeled from-its
corner. Having fixed it as firmly in
that position as could, I secured the
windows and then cast myself down
upon the hard couch to await the issue
The night crept rapidly on. Soon the
full round face of the moon came up
gradually in the sky, peeped in at the
window, and cast its broad, white re
flection upon the floor, the walls and
everything around. It was a propitious
sign, for my candle was flickering in
the socket, and as the, moonlight ap
peared it fell spluttering from its place.
My room was light as day, and I thank
ed God that it I must fight to' defend
myself I could at least see the persons
whom I had to contend with,
1 Qne, two,-and-
„three, ...hours passed
noise ',broke : the heavy,
I litirdensoMeitilinem of that night of
terror. lay -restieiiS and weary upon
the bed; I felt that it was verging into
midnight, and . kneN:..lif 1 was attacked
at all it would be tit"cliat time.
I was about to ilie.frOin my bed and
walk about the floor, wltau Itlieard the
stairs creaking beneath-b , steps
then came a pause ; thin: suppressed
whispering ; then the walking was re
sumed. In a few minutes itinid'reach
ed the door—a hand was laid gently on
,latch—it was turned—a pressure
was made against it—it resisted—the
hand was taken away and the whisper
ing resumed. After a short time I
heard another noise—the inserting of a
key in the lock ; but it was opposed by
the key inside. They pulled it out and
inserted something else. In an instant
the lock flew back with a loud noise,
and the door was pushed in. It openers
about a quarter of - an inch, and then
struck the bed; it was pressed again—
the bed still resisted. ipDisvisc wasrise
less. With loud curses thebber,..
threw thenikelv,s. z:.gaiust the doer and
forced it open several plates.
Now or never wa.s the time for action.
f sprang on my knees to the side of the
bed next the door, and presented my
revolver to the Opening and cried:
“Fludt4e another Inch this way and
I spoke in a cool determined tone ;
and the robbers knew that death was
in it, for they retreated from the door
and paused a little way off, in whisper
ed conversation. They seemed at last
to arrive at some conclusion, for I heard
one of them run rapidly down the
stairs. In a little while he returned,
and I wondered what they were about
In a moment I. received a most prac
tical answer, for, with one swift and
furious blow from an axe, or other ham
mer-like instrument, the door was bat
tered in, the splinters dying; all
My position on the bed was now ren
dered insecure. I sprang to the floor
just in time to avoid the axe, flung mad
ly at me by one of the enraged robbers,
and in return I let fly the hammier of
my revolver and braine'd him on the
spot. The battle now commenged in
earnest, and I well knew it was nay life
or theirs. I therefore dropped upon
my knees, that I might not be made a
target of by the robbers, and thus shield
ed partly by the bed, I waited for fur
I eyed keenly the place made in the
broken door, determined to fire at , the
first face that made its appearance ; at
the same time to exercise the greatest
care with nl.'y shots, which if I expend
ed uselessly would render my captilire
sure, as I had no more amunitioni. I
had one great advantage, and that Was,
if the robbers were bold enough to 'at
tack me in the room, they must climb
over the bed, doing which they would
place their lives in imminent if not cer
tain danger. This the robbers seemed
to understand, for they hesitated a long
time before proceeding further.
At last they moved away, and seem
ed to have wisely concluded to let me
alone forAhe time, for, after a_ whisper
ed conversation, they went slowlydow
the stairs-and in a little while all was
still. F waited patiently to see if the
attack would be resumed. An hour
passed—then, -two, three ; and at. last
the gray streaks of dawn appeared, and
the warm sail soon. arose in all its
bright glory, finding me pale, haggard,
and worn from my terrible vigil.
Two hours dragged on. I waited,
every minute expecting the appearance
of the robbers. They came not, and I
began to wonder what were their inten
tions regarding me. It was noon, still
no one came ; it was past the noon
hour, and still it was - silent as before.—
At times I could hear a low talking,
which came to my ears from the yard.
What in the name of Heaven, did they
intend doing? Ha! The thought passed
through my brain like a bullet of -fire—
they were joint' to starve meout! The
fearful thought nearly unnerved me.—
I leaned for a moment against the wall,
as the idea came upon me. Now,
for the first time, I experienced the
pangs of hunger. I had eaten but lit
tle the previous day ; it was now verg
ing into might ; and I had tasted noth
ing, and another night of terror was
approaching. I stood looking from the
window, thus thinking, and noticed
the growing darkness. A great storm
was rising, for the 'sky was growing
very dark, and masses on masses of
great clouds began gathering in the
northwest, and a strong wind was blow
ing. Soon the rain began falling; it
made my heart beat heavy and slow for
I was alone and nearly helpless. 31,v
room was very da'k, for I had no moon
to cheer me as on ithe last night. All
was darkness and apprehension. At
times the dightning would flash in the
window, illuminb.ting for a time around ;
then again all would be dark and still.
I stood at the window listening, strain
ing my sense of hearing to catch above
the din of the storm, the sound of ap
proaching footsteps—for I thought that,
at times, I could discern amid the dark
ness the forms of -my enemies, crouch
ed beneath the bedstead or climbing
over it upon me.
It was a night of horror. Certain
death stared me in the face—a dreadful
death, for I knew they would fearfully
avenge their slaughtered comrade who
fell before my revolver at- the second
attack upon the door. And I stood
trembling and thinking upon the fate
in store for me.
At last, overcome by my loneliness,
exhausted and hungry, I determined to
sell my life-as dearly as possible, and
rather than be. starved out I would meet
them boldly—die fighting or make my
escape. In furtherance of this idea, I
slowly raised my window and looked
out upon the storm and darkness. One
look convinced me that by the window
escape was hopeless, for on the theshold
of the stable were seated two men,with
a lantern before them, carefully shield
ed from the storm. From the small,
red fire that would brightly glimmer
every second, I' new they were smok
ing. The other two, then, must be
sleeping while these two remained on
I was fast growing reckless and des
perate. I knew that by another day I
would be an easy captive; I therefore
looked down on the men for a moment,
raised my revolver, took deliberate aim
at one of the robbers, and tired. He
bounded from his seat and fell down a
corpse. His companion, with a cry of
surprise, sprang into the darkness.—
Then the door of the tavern opened,
and the landlord and two other robbers
rushed confusedly out. I could hardly
see them in the darkness, but I had still
four shots in my revolver, not counting
my pocket pistol and bowie knife, and
I determined to try another. Straining
my eyes and pointing My revolver,
fired—a low cry, loud- "curses and exe
crations:, and all was still. I would now
have dropped from the window, but I
well knew they, stood in the doorway
of the tavern, and if I did so I would
certainly be killed. I paused. The
night passedrslowly away; the storm
began to subside. I. stood at the window,
my face burning hot, but my limbs cold
and shivering. The morning peeped
in to cheer me, and again I thanked
God. Bang?! the window glass flew in
my face witn a crash—a bullet whistled
past me. My shadow had been seen,
but I was unharmed. I -retreated to
'another - corner of the apartment and
crouched down, for I was weak and
sinking fast. I waited the approach of
Morning at last dragged itself in. and
the sun arose and poured its beams
through my broken window. I crtpt
forward to warm ral`sedi in its reflec
tions, still crouchinr , down with my
hands clasped about My knece. li,y ill s
were now parched and city. and I lieok.
as though with an age fit; my revol
,ver dropped from my hands, for they
The Proprietors hare stocked the establishment with
• Large assortment of modern styles
and are plepated to execute neatly, and protnptl7,
POSTERS, HANDBILLS, CIRCL - LAB.S, CARDS, BILL•
I HEADS. LETTER. !nips, STATEMENTS,
TOWNSHIP ORDERS, tc.,
j Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and a fall assortment of
Donstablefe and Justices' Blanks, constantly on band.
People living at a distance can depend on baying their
work done promptly, and lent back In return mall.
AlliPOPrics—Roy's block, Second Floor.
were hot and trembling. I crawled to
the window. Raising myself I looked
out and saw some thimblesful of water
in the worm-creases of the window
ledge ; I sucked it in, and once more
crawled to my "sunny reflection." I
had that day a presentiment that that
night would end my sufering—wheth
er by death or escape I could not tell—
but I felt It was so.
Did I before have any doubt as to the
intentions of the robbers, it was no lon
ger questionable. That they had deter
mined to starve me out was now cer
tain. Nearly the whole day I heard
nothing, except now and then the clos
ing of a door, or the loud tones of par
ties in conversation ; but even this
incidental noise soon ceased, and all
was still as the grave, All this time I
felt myself growing weaker, Hanger
gnawed unceasingly at my bowels, and
my thirst unslaked for nearly three
days, became so intense that my tongue
rattled against my teeth and the root of
my mouth like a dried bone.
My agony was fearful, but I bore up
against it with all my powers of mind
and body ; still I felt myself failing
fast, and I knew that my end was near.
Noon had long passed, and night—
the third night—was again approach
ing. Oh what agony I experienced as
I saw the sun sinking fast from my
sight ! I arose from my crouching po
sition, and moved noiselessly to the
window to wet my dry lips and tongue
on the damp board. While there I
looked out, and away off on the long
road leading to the tavern I beheld two
horsemen. On, on they came at rapid
pace, facing directly for the robbers'
den. I pulled out my handkerchief and
waved it wildly in the air. The horse
men saw it, while I, like the condemn
ed wife of Bluebeard, still waved my
flag, and felt that my time of deliver
ance was near.
The clattering of the iron-shoes in
front of the tavern brought forth the
landlord, and he held the horses while
the riders leaped to the ground—the
very men I had promised to meet at
hstone---the "gay dogs" mentioned
in the early portion of my narrative.
I shouted from the, window—they
looked up, darted into the tavern pis
tol in hand, and were soon in theroom.
I fell back faint and weak. They clasp
ed me in their arms, brought me down
stairs, and in a short time I revived.—
The robbers had left the place, but the
landlord remained; and when friends
demanded the cause of my captivity,
he said he was helpless in the bands of
the robbers, and was compelled to do
as they desired. He showed ue three
new made graves in the rear of the
house, where lay the robbers who fell
before my revolver.
I ate a light meal, and then my friends
told me the cause of their timely ap
pearance. They - knew the road that I
was to travel was the most infested by
robbers of all the roads in Jersey, and
when I failed to meet them at the ap
pointed time, they surmised the reason,
and without delay came and rescued
me from impending death. I shall
never forget my terriblesojourn in "the
Mr. Green the famous diver, tellssin
gular stories of his adventures when
making search in the deep waters of the
ocean. He gives us some new sketch-
es of what he saw at the "Silver Banks,"
The banks of the coral on which my
divings were made axe about forty miles
in length, and from ten to twenty in.
breadth. On this bank of coral is pre
sented to the diver one of the most beau
tiful and sublime scenes the eye ever
beheld. The water vaties_from ten to
one hundred feet in depth, and is so
clear that the diver can see from two to
three hundred feet when submerged,
with but little obstruction to the sight.
The bottom of the ocean in many
places is as smooth as a marble floor, in
others it is studded with coral columns
frOm ten to one hundred feet in height,
and from one to eighty feet in diameter.
The tops of those more lofty support a
Myriad of pyramidal pendants, each
forming more, giving the reality to the
imaginary abode of some water nymph.
In other places the pendants form arch
after arch ; and as the diver stands on
the bottom of the ocean and gazes
through the deep winding avenue, he
finds they will fill him with as sacred
an awe as if he were in some old cathe
dral which had long been buried be
neath old ocean's waves. Here and
there the coral extends even to the sur
face on the water, as if the loftier col
umns were towers belonging to these
stately temples that are now in ruins.
There were countless varieties of di
minutive trees, shruts and plants in
every crevice of the corals where water
had deposited the earth. They were all
of a faint hue, owing to the pale light
they received. although of every shade,
and entirely different from any plants
that I am familiar; with drat vegetate
upon dry land! One in particular at
tracted my attention ; it resembled a
sea-fan of immense size, of variegated
colors and the most brillianthues. The
fish which inhabit these "Silverßanka''
I found as different in kind as the scene
ry was varied. They were of all forms,
colors and sizes—from those of the sym
metrical goby to the globe-like sun-fish ;
from those of the dullest hue to the
charigeOleilMishin ; -from the spots of
the leopard tOtbe hues of the sunbeam ;
from the'harrolessiminnow to the vo
racious shark „., _
There are 'fish urbieh resembled
plants and rentalika fixed in their po
sition as a shrub; the only power they
possess is to open and shut,, when in
danger. Some of them resembled the
' , rose in full bloom, and were of all hues.
These were the ribbon fish, from four or
tiVe inches to three feet inlength; their
eyes are very large, and protrude like
, those of a frog.
Another fish was spotted like a leop
ard, from three to ten feet in length.
They build their houses like beavers, in
which they spawn, and the male and
female watch the egg until it hatches.
The husband of Mrs. Eby, the lady
who was shot and instantly lulled while
sitting in her own house recently, in
Snyder County, has been arrested and
lodged in jail, charged with committing
the act. It is said that circumstances
have come to light which lead to the
belief that he is the guilty man.--,lfuncy
is never to amiable at when
she is useful ; and as for beaut7,though
men may fall in love with it at play,
there is nothing to make them adhere
to their love like seeing them at work
engaged infamily the usetul offices of the
home and .
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
The Ocean Bottom