The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, August 08, 1866, Image 1

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    61je Cinga (Etatut
Wished every Wednesday Ideraing, at $2,00 •
'' blv in &deviate, by
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.." lmo.l 3 mo.' 6 mo. 9 mo. 11. yi
1 ....' q uara - • $2,50 5,00 7,50 10,00 12,00
' Zvares ........ 3,75 8,00 12.00 15,00 18,00
:41ulninn 7,00 t 10,00 I 15,00 1 24,00 I 25,00
_,Column 12,00 20.00 30,00 38,00 45,00
"j o i um n ......20,0 0 35,00 45,00 65,00 80,00
1 i‘qtiare 1 inser'n $1.„00—.50 eta.eaeh weekthereafter.
A d mi mFtrators and Executors 'Notices $2,00 each.
Bdiiilfell Cards of 'en. lines 2-6,00 per Year.-
vir. D. TERBELL & CO.,
wan Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &c., (ke.
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 18f.6.—1y.
racsoza & MITCHELL,
Office fortnerly,oecapied by James Lowrey, Eeq
\T x . A. NtendLs. JOHN I. MITCHELL.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
t u arance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
i tr eet Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.
(Ftret door from Bigeney's, on the Avenue)-=
Will attend to business entrusted to their care
in the counties of 'Cioga and Potter.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1886. •
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Mansfield, Tioga co., Pa
;dor 9, 1866-ly
TAILOR. Shop first door north of L. A. Searien
Shoe Eifinp. Air• Cutting, Fitting, and Repair
ing dune promptly and well.
Welleboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1860.-Iy.
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Bowen's'
Store, second floor. oar-Cuttin g , Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
Wellsboro, Pa.. Jan. I, 1866—1 y
ADENT or the collection of bounty, back pay
and pensions due soldier's from the Govern-
Mail. Nice with Nichols and Mitchell, Wells
m3o, '66
Gaines, Tioga County; Pa.
new hotel located within easy access of the
Lett fishing and hunting grounds in North
er❑ Pennsylvania. NO pains will be spared
for the acoommodation of pleasure seekers and
the traveling public. [Jan.1,1866.]
Pennsylvania House.
MS popular hotel has been lately renovated and re
fuinlebed, and no pains will be spared to renderits
I.,,,Titalities acceptable to patrons.
Weildboro, May 9,1996,
No. 11 Law Building,—St. Paul St , Baltimore.
11.zrzazNcEs.—Levin Gale, Attoroey at Law,
Edward Israel, Att'y at Law, Rev. S. Melt.
Rilov , D. D., Rev. Henry Slicer, D. D., Con
field, Bro. A Co., F. grove A Co., Ludwig &
Mcdherry, John F. McJilton. Esq., Robert Law
son. Esq., "S. Sutherland, Esq. , [Mr. EWING
authorized to tr.tasact any business , appertain
ing to this paper in Baltimore.]
Jan. I, 1886-Iy.
DBACON, M. D., late of the 2d Pa. Cavalry, after
. nearly four years of army service, with a large
rtperience in field and hospital practice. h 8.5 opened an
(dice for the practice of medicine and surgery, in all
its branches. Persona from a distance can find good
boarding at the rennsyhanta liotel when desired.—
Will clan any part of the State in consultation, or to
perform surgical operations. No 4, Union Block, up
stairs. Wellaboro. Pa., May 2.1.864 —ly.
has the pleasare to- infnrm the-citizens of Zia' ga
county that they have the beit:epportunity ever
offered them, to procure Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes,
Goias, Cartes de Visite, Vignettes, end all kinds
of fancy and popular card, and colored pictures,
at his Gallery on Elmira Street.
Minefield, Nov. lb, '155--tf. F. M i . SPENCER.
Would inform the oinzfiturefllaboro and vi
cinity, that he has fitted up a desirable suite of
rooms over John E. Bowen's store, No. 1, Un
ion Block, where he is prepared to execute all
work in his profession. with a promptness and
style that will enable him to offer superior induce
ments to those requiring dental operations. An
work warranted, and at reasonable rates. Please
call and examine specimens.
Wellaboro. March 21, 1866.—tf
kai d ia . C. N. DAR T T,
WOULD say to the public that he is perma
nently located in Weßebore, -(Office at his
residence, near the Land Office and Episcopal
Church) where he will continue to do all kinds of
work confided jo hie care, ,gaeranteeing complete
Fatisfaction where the skill of the Dentist can
avail in the management of cases peculiar to the
rolling. Be will furnish
eet on any material desired. ,r
attended to on sbortetAotiCe, and done in the
neat and diapt appyorEalatade.
by the the use of Amestbetiet which are per
reedy harmless, and will be administered in every
cave when desired.
Welisbnro, Jan. 1, 1865-IY.
Wfit. B SMITH, Knoxville, Tiuga County.
Pa, (U. S. licensed Agent, and. Attorney
f,tr coldters and their friends throngheut all the
loyal States,) will prosecute and Collect with un
rivalled muccees,
or an kinds. Alen, any other kind of delta
against the Government • before any of the De-
Farnaente or in Coogreta. , Terms tcwerate, AU
. rommunications sent to the above ntidreee will re
ceive prompt etteetion. Jan. 17, MB..
1.111 Street, Wencher°, Pa.
Haring leased this popular hotel property,
(lately occupied by Mr. Nelson Austin) I shall
endeavor to make it truly the traveler's borne.—
Personal attention will be given, to -the table,
cad the comfort of guests will he a prime object.
The stables will he under the care of an experi
enced hostler.
Wellehoro, Jan. I, 868-Iy.
Now Shavinrand Bair-Drosaing Saloon
TUE subscribers take pleasure to annouocioz to the
ime.l , lo of Wejlsboro and- vicinity that th ey have
tpar,ht out Mr. E. P. Shaiblin; late barber and hair
'wester at Wellsboro, and have fitted' up a neat and
Pleasant room over C. L. Willcox'e store. where they
h ll always be on hand to wait on their custoinexs;
`,e'l as they will spare no pains to'plesae, they hope to
1. rit the patronage of the community.
Particular attention paid to ladles' hair•euttiug. ehato
poolug dyeing. &e. Ladles' braids. puffs. ateiches, coils
and curls keoron band, or made to order,
W. Dosser. J. Jon.xsotr.
April 25,18436.-ly
AGENT for the Lycoming County Insurance
Company, at Tioga, Pa.
June 5, 1866.-3m71
Good stabling, attached, and an attentive hos
tler always in attendance.
E. S. FARR, . . . Proprietor.
(Corner Main Street and the Avenue.)
THIS is one of the most popular Houses in
the county. This Hotel 'is the principal
Stage-house in Wellabor°. Stages leave daily
as :
For Tioga; at 9 a. m. ; For Troy, ptt 8 a. no.;
For Jersey Shore every Tueiday and Friday- at
2 p. in:; For t7ondersport, every konday and
Thursday at 2 p. in.
STAot B Asnivit—Trom Tioga, at 121-2 o'clock
p. in.: From Troy, at 6 o'clock p. : From Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Friday 11 a. in.: From
Coudersport,lionday and Thursdayll a. in.
N. B.—Jimmy Cowden, the well-known host
ler, will be found on hand.
Weßehar°, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy.
Would reepoctfully announce to "all whom it
may.concern," that they keep constantly on hand
a taiga and well selected assortment of
Tea, Coffee, ; Spice, Pepper, Gin
ger, Saileratus, Starch,,.
and an endless variety of
Tioga; Pa., Oct. 4, L865-Iy-".5
A..J. SOFIELD has just retuned from New
York with a fiill'assortnient of ladles' fancy goods
and millinery in every style. Toilet articles. of the pu•
rest and best quality. alanaste DEMORLSI'S perfumes ;
powders, Le., which no lady will do without alter once
A nice variety of white goods. consisiing of hosiery
corsets, handkerchiefs, coils' s. cuffs kC,
A nen• style of Garibaldi cloth, which is most deal
Head-dresses and dress caps, infant caps and hats
Bonnets and hats repaired to order
Saleld will continue to receive goods fro* "1 . :
York during the season, and hopes to please all het ens
toinero. Wellsboro, May k,1866.
Elastic and Lock-Stitch Sewing Ma
GENERAL AGENCY, 28 Lake street,
Local agaila supplied at factory prices, and
new agents w ted for unoccupied dibtrifits.
Also, a large stock of machine findings. For
circular, address THOS. JallniON,
General Agent of G. B. Sewing Machines,
June 13, 188 f-if 28 Lake 51, Elmira, N Y.
New Drug Store.
RICH •:t GILBERT have opened a Drug and
Chemical Store on Maio Street, one door be
low Dr. Mattison's Hotel, in the Borough of
Knoxville, where they keep on hand a full as
sortment of
article of medicinal Wines and Liquors.—
ALksPreecriptions carefully prepared.
1 Knoxville, March 28', 1868-3 m..
IrilaussEs.—" Seeley's Hard , Rubber Truss'
cures rupture, frees the cord from all press-•
are: will foyer rue!, break, limber, chafe, or be
come filthy, (the fines steel spring being coated
with hard rubber); spring made any power re
quired; used in bathing, fitted to form; requires
no strapping ; cleanest, lightest, easiest, and best
Truss known. Send for .pamphlet.
I. B. SEELEY, Sole Prdprietor,
AO 188 - 1147 Chesnut st., Phila'a, Pa.
AU ENT'S WANTED—For our new and beau
tiful work, the piotorial book of Anecdotes
and Incidents of the Rebellion: heroic, patriotic,
political, romantic, humorous and tragical; splen
didly illustrated with. ever 300 One portraits and
beautiful engravings: ' This work, for genial kr
mor, tender pathos, startling interest, and attrac
tive beauty, stands peerless and alone among all
its cidnpetitore. . The valiant and brave hearted,
the picturesque and_ dramatic, the wlttrand`mar
vellons, the tender and pathetic; the roil of fame
and story, camp, picket, spy, scout, bivouac and
siege, startling surprises, wonderful escapes; fa•
mous words and deeds of woman, and the whole
panorama of the war, are here thrillingly and
,tartlingly portrayed in a masterly manner, at
once \ historical and romantic, rendering it the
most ample, brilliant-and readable book that the'
war has called forth
Disabled officers and soldiers, teachers, ener-
I getic young men, and all in want of profitable
employment, will find this the best chance to make
money ever. yet offered. Fend for circulars and
see our terms. Address, . •
313,-Ire* N9, - 507 Minor et., MM.: Pa.
17ARM - FOIL SALE.—/iftirm of 125 acres or
.12 thereabouts is offered 'for
. sale t situate two
miles from IVellsboro, the county seat of this
county, and oti the direct road to the lumbering
districts of Pine Creek. There is about sixty
acres improved, with a good house and barn, and
a number of good springs of water. The timber
land is covered with valuable timber, and the lo
cation for one that wishes a good farm near a
thriving ant' enterprising village
~.lannot:bb sur
passed. For further particulars, as to price.'
terrns,Ac., apply to C. B. Brewster, Wellsboro, or
to the subscriber at Corning, Stephen Co., N. Y.
March 7, 1866-tf. J. W. GUERNSEY.
/pH E undersigned, agent for the celebrated Re- ,
I cheater Trout Fies, keeps constantly on band
fishing tackle, consisting of N. Y. trout flies, Kin
sey & Limerick books, on spells, silk, braided,•
hair. seagreas and linen lines ; leaders, gut
strand', hooks, fly books, reds, reels, trout bask
eta. tips, landing nets, ,ke. Shop in. tile. rear of
Gunn &-'Packer stove store. L. A. SEARS.
Welisboro. May le, 1886. .
C . tint
B. B. HOLIDAY, Proprietor
On and after Monday, July 19,1868, trains will leave
Corning at thofollowing Lours:
05 ain Night 'Express, Mondays excepted, for Roch
ester, Buffalo, Salamanca, and Dunkirk, making di
rect connection with trains of the Atlantic & Great
Western, Lake Shore, and Grand Trunk Railways, for
all points West.
7:28 a. in., Lightning Express, Daily, for Rochester But'.
fald, Salamanca, Dunkirk and the West.
10:23 a. m., Mall Train, Sundays excepted, for-BUtialo
and Dunkirk.
5:05 p. in., Emigrant train, Daily, for the West.
6:45 p. m.. Day Express, Sundays excepted, for Roches
ter, Buffalo, Salamanca and the West, connecting at
Salamanca with the Atlantic &G. W. Railway, and
at Buffalo with the Lake Shcre and Grand Trunk
Railways for points west and south.
12:23 a. m., Express Mail, Sundays excepted. for Buffs
lo, Salamanca, and Dunkirk, connecting 'with trains
for the West.
ZASTRAED 1301:11Th
3:44 A. m., Cincinnati Express. Mondays excepted, con
necting at Elmira for Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and
South; at Owego for Ithaca; at Binghamton for Sy
racuse; at Great Bend for Scranton and Elailadelphim
at loickawaxen for Hawley, and at Graycourt for
Newburg and Warwick.
10:34 a. in., Day Express, Sundays excepted, connecting
at Great Bend for Scranton, Philadelphia, and South.
4:15 p. in., New York and Baltimore Mail, Sundays ex
cepted, connecting at Elmira for Harrieburgh, Phila
delphia, and South. -
7:10 p. m., Lightning Express, Sundays excepted.
12:12 a. in.. Night Express, Daily, connecting at Gray
court for Warwick.
12:25 p. m, way Freight, Sundays excepted.
Gen'l Pass. Agent. - Gen'l Supt,
Blossburg & Corning, & Tioga R. R
Leave Corning,
Mail, 8 00 a m 515 p m
AcCommodatfon, SSO p m lAccommodation,l9 15 a m
L. 11. SIIATTIICE,, Snp't.
Philadelphia & Erie IL II
Trains will arr. and depart at Williamsport as follows
Eastward ' . . Westward
Erie Mail Train... 9 65 p m Erie Mail Trala...T 20 a m
E. Express Train.. 4 20 a m Erie Ex'ss Train.. 9 00 pin
Elmira Mail Train El 45 a m Elmira Mall Traig6 60 pin
A. L. Trutt, Gaul Supt.
Elmira & Willi
Trains will Arrive and Depart from Troy as follows
Marini; South. Moving North.
Express, ' 6:45 Pml Express, 10,23 Pis
Mail, 5.58 Am Mail, 9:30 P
ay Freight, 838 Alt Way Freight, 4: P
Coal Train, 8.18 A m Coal Train 4:25 P. X
Troy, May 16, 1865. D. S. STOVER, Sup't.
Sold at Wholesitle prices. Buyers are requested
to call . and get quotations before going fuither
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1,1866-1 y
Nast & , Anerbac,h9s
Wfierfi'you cat alifi . ys find 'tfle'best'assorted
stock of
Manufactured.under their owh supervision
Ahig,Genta' fyrni4hi,ttilooda, &c., &c
In then!' merchant tailoring este' bliehmeni .
tompeAltion ; thelestlailore of New YOrk•eity,
end an eti,oriended ratter; Mr. tI. P : Erwin. [feidleely
Great Inducements to the Public
NOT having a big stook of OLD GOODS to
shove off at auction, I am enabled to take
advantage of, the , present low prices,, and am real
dy to supply the public, with a splendid (stock of
Styles, purchased to ticoornmodate this may.
ket. .
Particular attention is directed to ray de.
Hirable stock.Tsalltitties!.,DßESS GOODS,
Alpaccas,'Poplins,Printa,Delaines, &?c., &e,
Added to which I am offering a •large
and splendid stock of
and CAPS. , &A., &c., &c., Le., &a., &., &c.,
at prices to snit the 1,000,000, at Osgood's
old stand, WelMoro, Pa. ,
April 4, 1866
ning, (Sundays excepted), at S. S. Spencer's,
tirst doorbelow Roy's block, Weilsboro. Pa. Pia
des wishing ice cream, , can . be accommodated at
any time of , day 'or evening. Price, 75 cents per
quart. Table prices Ice cream. 15 cents ; with
cake and lemonade,"2scente. July 18, 1866.
Respectfully Dedicated to the Pennsyhania "Boys
We 'come from the bill and the mountain
TO stand by the flag of the free,
A6-rivers that roll from the touutain
.41‘ti swell on their way to the sea;
From forges where hammers are ringing
The'vows of the brave and the true;
For GliAlt Y, we all gather, aingic tg,
Three sheers fur the brave Hoye in Billie
Three cheers for the. brave - 8 . 93.n in Blue! -
Thiee'clieeis for the
Forhenry we ali gather, singing;
Three cheers for the brave Boys in Blue !
:We epme, from the plain and rife 'tallej, -1
proM'arnaee, and foundry, and mine,
And royndlour bold leader,we rally,
While "fighting out.ou the line;"
Our banner %L.will ii .t eurrerider,
But here our ,10V1361;11 renew,
The choice of the bravo Hoye in Blue.
atiOßUß^,The choice Of the brave, etc.
On treason we've all put a stopper,
And bank to "the hint ditch' it ntlis ;
I The Iron lio}•a don't carry " copper,"
When forward they march to the polls;
They etand by the Union >forever,
And (salty, the bold and the true;
No foinnan the Union can sever,
When' kept by the brave !toys in glue !
Cetonu r a= 2 ll hen kept by the brave, etc
sport B. 12.
A,cold winter's night, several years
since, found a stage load -of- passengers
gathered together around a warm fire of
a tavern bar room in a New England,
village. Shortly atter we arrived, a
peddler drove up and -- ordered that his
horse should be stabled for the-night.- . -
After we had eaten supper we repaired_
-to 'the bar room, where -conversation
flowed freely. Several anecdotes had
been related, aad Jitnilly the peddler
was asked to give us a story, as the men
of his profession were generally full of
adventures and andedotes. He was a
short, thick s•et man, somewhere about
forty years of age, and gave evidence of
great physical strength. He gave his
name as Lemuel Vittney, and his home
was in Dover, New Hampshire.
"Well, gentle Men," lie commenced '
knocking the ashes from his pipe, and
putting it in his pocket, " suppose I tell
you the last thing of any consequence
that happened me. You see, lam now
right from the West, and on my way
home fdi• winter quartet's. It was du
ring the early part of last spring, one
pleasantevening, that I pulled up at the
door of a small village tavern in Han
eock,county, Indiana. I went in and
called for supper, and had my horse ta
ken care of. After I had eaten I sat
&Van in' the bar room. It began to rain
about eight o'clock, and it was very
dark out of doors. Now I wanted to be
in Jackson the ,next morning, for I ex
pected• a load of goods there for me,
which T intended to dispose of on my
way home. .
"The moon would rise about mid
night, and I Ilnew if it I did not rain I
could getalong tfirOugh the mud Very
well after, that. So I asked the landlord
if he would see that my horse -a as fed
'abinifinidnight, as I wished to be, off
about two. He expressed some surprise
at this, and asked me why I did not
stitYlfoa breakfast. I told him- that' I
-had sold my last load about out, and
that a uew lot of goods was waiting for
me at' Jackson, and I wanted to get
there pc fore the express agent left in the
morning. ,
"There was a number of persons sit
ting around while I told this, but I took
little notice-of them ; only one ma ested
myattention. I had seen that week a
notice for the detection of a notoriou s
iiibber.' . The bills gave a description of
his persop, and the man before me an.
atWered very well to it. • He-was a tall,
well i fiiritled titan, rather slight in frame, I
and had the,appearanee of agentleman
save that-hlg face bore those hard; cruel •
-tharkS which an observing anad cannot
'Mistake tOr anything but the index of a
aillininotts disposition.
: "Whahl. 'Went to my chamber I ask
eifthe'landlard who that man was, de
sefibing the individual. He said he did
atet..kriow him. Ile had come there that
afternoon, and intended to . 'leave the
next day. The host asked me why I'
wished to know, and I simply told him
that the man's countenance was famil
iar, and I merely wished to know if I
was'ever acquainted with him.
"4 Wits-resolved not to let the land
lordin the secret, but to hurry on to
,Jaelcsatis,"and there to give information
ti:4ll,a Olierflf, and perhaps might reach
the htli befdre the villainleft; for 'I had
no doubt as"to his identitY:' - •
, is' I had ,an alarm watch, and havitig.
se't it to give the alarm at one o'clock, I
went to sleep. I was alarmed at the
proper , tine, and immediately dressed•
myself. - - Whati I reached the yard I
found: the clouds all passed away, and
! the shoot. was shining 'brightly. The'
hostler Was easily aroused, and by -two
o'ehiek I 11 , 711 S on the road. The mud
was deep, and my horse could not travel
very fast. However, on we went, and
in the jentirse of half an hour I was clear
of the village. At a short distance:a
head -hty-a large forest, mostly of great
pine. The road lay directly through
this woetl, _and, as near as I can reinem
'her; the distaneewas twelve Miles. Yet.
the moan Was in' the east, and as the
roadiran nearly in the west, I thought
I should have light enough.
Ited entered this wood and had 'gone
about- half a mile, when my_ wagon
wheel'settled with a bump and a jerk
into-a deep-hole.' I uttered an exelruna
tion of astonishment, but this was not
'ail: Iheard another exclamation fYom
the SAM& source. What could this
mean ? I looked quietly around, but
could :tee nothing ; yet Iknewthat the
sound was very close to me. 4.s the
'hind wheels came up, I felt something
thesides' the jerk from time hole. I heard
something tumble from one side to tiro
,ther of ray wagon, and I could also feel
the jaroceasioued by the movemenL-L-
It was :simply a man in, my cart I
knew this on the instant. Of course I
felt puialed. At first 'I imagined that
some one .had taken this method to iob-
Wu a tide. My next idea was' that
someone hadzot in to sleep there; but
selert fottrg.—
in Rine."
AtiiiiiTine4ii,s: :
this passed away as soon as IL came, for
no man would have broken into my cart
for that purpose. And that thought,
gentlemen',' opened my eyes. Whoever
was there had broken in. My next th o'
was of the suspicious individual I had
seen at tile tavern. He heard me say
that my load was all sold out, and of
course he supposed I had some money
with me. In this he was right, for I
had over two thousand dollars. I tho't
he meant to leave the cart when he sup
posed I had reached a safe place,. and
then creep over and shoot me, or knock
me down. All this passed through my
mind by the time I had• got a rod ,from
the hole.
In a few, moments my resolutions
were formed. My horse was knee deep
in the mud,"andi knew I could-slip off
withoiit noise. So I drew my pistol,
and-having twined the reins about the July 6, 1866. ;
whip stock, carefully slipped down into
the mud, and examined the hasp. The I preached last Sabbath, -or rather
tried to,-from the parablecongrega
staple, of the Prodi
outer door of the cart lets down, and-is
fastened by a hasp which slips over the gal Son. We had a
shun.' • I. notice a revival of the work in
The padlock was
-gone, and the hasp this part of the Dimocratie vineyard
was secured in its own place by a bit of
which reely cheers me. The demon
pine,strasliun our friends made in Memphis,
so that a slight-force from within
would break it. My wheel wrench stood the canin of G rinnel4, by Rosso, and the
call for a Johnson convenshun in Phil
cart, and I quickly took it out and sliin a leathern bucket on the side of the
adelfy, all, all hey conspired to comfort
ped it into the staple, the iron handle
the souls of the Dimocracy and encour-
just sliding down. age them to renewed elitist. It is bring
ing forth fruit. Only last week five
- Now I had him. My cart was almost
Northern men were sent whialin out of
new, made of a stout frame of white
oak, and made on purpose for hard us-
this section ; they dusted in the night
age. I did not believe an ordinary man
to escape hangin, leavin their goods as
a prey for the righteous. Six niggers
could break out. I got on my cart as
hey been killed and one burow officer
noiselessly as I got off, and then urged
shot. Trooly there is everything to en
my horse on, still keeping my pistol
handy. I knew that at, the distance of courage us.
a half a mile further I should come to a The house was full. The weatherlwas
hot, and the pleasant incense of mingled
hard. road, andso I allowed my horse to
pick his own way throfigh the mud, whiskey, tobacco and snuff which !Luiz
was grateful to me. The sun shone in
Aboutleu minutes after this I heard
a motion in the cart, followed by agrinct-
on Deekin Pogram's face as he gently
ing noise, as though some heavy force
slept, and when the sun hits him square
was being applied, to the door. I said I kin alters tell where he sets, even if it
is dark. He drinks apple-jack instead
nothing, but the idea struck me that
of corn whisky, and chews tine cut to
andthe villain might judge where I sat,
baccer insteld of plug, and consekently
shoot up through the cart at me;
so I sat down on the front board. when in the pulpit I kin distinguish
the pecooliar aroma of his breath from
Of course I knew that my unexpected
passenger was a villain, for he must those around him.
" s
" "
have been awake ever since I started, My brethren, sed I, ich of you
and nothing in the world hut absoluteas hey -Bibles ,in your houses kin get
villainy would have caused him to re-
somebody to read you the parable to
main quiet so long, and then start up which I shall call your attenshun. A
in this particular place. The thumping man wunst upon a time had sons, as
and—gushing grew louder, and pretty many men hey since, and one of em
soon I heard human voice.
was a tough one. He eft his home and
-" Let me ont - 01-this." And he yelled went into far countries, making the old
prettrloud. • ----------______ man shell out his share of the estate,
I lifted my head so as to make him and he lived high, jist, my brethren, us
our boys do or rather did when you
think I was hi the usual place, and then-4
asked him what he was doing there. lad-a_nigger or two you could sell to
"Let me out and I will tell you," he supply e - m
-with Money. He played
replied. I draw-poker and faro; he drank fancy
"Tell me what you are in there for," drinks and boarded at big hotels ; and 1
I'said. he followed after strange women, which I
" I got iu here to sleep on rags," he bust a man quicker nor any one small
answered. sin the devil has yet invented, as your'
"How did you get in 2" I asked. i paster can testify. Uv course his pile
I „dye out, and he got down, my friends,
" Let me out, or I'll shoot you through
the head," he replied. i did this ingenous youth, to rags and
Just at that moment my horse'= feet (,wretchedness, and ended in bein an
struck the hard road, and I knew that Irseer of swine. What did he do ?
the rest of the route to Jackson would He, aria and went to his father, and the
old man ~ aw him afar off and went out
be good gohe , ; the distance, l 2 miles.— [
! to meet him, and fell onto his neck, and
I slipped back to the front board and
took the whip. In fifteen minutes we i give him an order for a soot of clothes
cleared tile woods, and away we went I and a pair or boot, and put a ring onto
his finger, and made a feast, killin for
at a keen jump. The chap inside kept 1
yelling to be let out. the purpose the fatted calf which he
Finally he stopped, and in a few min-
had `axed for another oceashun.
utes came the report of a pistol—one— i
My friends you kin find in the scrip
two—three—four, one right after the I
other, and I heard the balls whiz over i ter sumthin applicable to every oeca-
shun, and this parable fits the present
my head. If I had been on my seat,
1 time like a ready-made coat. The South
is the Wodigal Son. We went out from
one of those balls, if not two of them,
would have gene through me. I popped our fa er's house on a expedishun
which hasn't proved altogdther a sue
thenup my head again and gave' a yell, and -
I - said, e o _ oo , l, save me!—l'm a l eess. We spent our share Of the estate,
and a little more. We run through
dead man!" Then -I made a kind of I
shuffling noise, as though I was falling with our means and hev cum down to
"oft; and finally settled down on the front 1 rags, and dirt, and filth, and hunger.—
hoard again. I now urged up the old' W
in husks. We run out after them twine are, and have been sum time, chew
mare, by giving her an occasional poke f
with my whip stock, and she peeled it-1 harlots, Slavery and State Rights, and
faster than ever. i they've cleaned us out. Our pockets are
empty. No more doth the pleasant half
The man called out to me twice more
pretty soon after this, an - 'as he got no
fellows; our wallets is barren of postal
reply he'niade smile tre 'lcons efforts
to break the door open, an aii this failed
4 dollar jingle in sweet unison agin its
currency, and the grocery keepers mourn
him he made several attempts on the and refuse to be comforted because we
top. But I had no more fear of his do-
are not. We hey got to" - the husk stage
ing anything there, t h e , of our woe, and wood be tendlu hogs it
there, for the top
cart is framed with dove tails, and each the armies which passed through these
sleeper bolted-to thepost with iron bolts. countries had left us any. We hey cum
back. In rags' and dirt ' we've Wen ;:ed
I had it made so I could carry loads
-there. .By and by, after all else failed, our way to Washington and ask to be
" w h oa ,' taken back. Now, why- don't - oils fath
tothe scamp commenced tot:Miler
er, the Government, fulfil the seripter?
the horse, and kept it up until he be-
Why don't it see us afar off and run out
feetly-quiet, holding. the ireius firmly,
came hoarse. All this time I kept per
to meet us? Why don't it put onto us
and kept poking the beast with the
i a purple robe? Where's the ring for
I our finger, and the shoes for our feet 7
stock. We were not an hour going that
And where's the fatted calf he ought to
dozen -miles—not a bit 'of it. I hadn't ;
k much fear; perhaps I might tell the kill? My brethren, them Ablishnists
is worse than intidle—while they preech
truth and say I had tione,lor I had a
good pistol, and more than that my pas-
the gospel they won't practice it. For
senger was safe' yet I was glad when I My part, I—"
came to the old flour barrel factory that At this point, a Sargent helongin to
. that infernal Burow, who was in the
stands'a the edge of Jackson village,
i awdience with enough of soldiers to
and. in ten minutes more - hauled up' in
front, of the tavern, and found a couple I make opposin of him unpleasant, sed
of men in the barn cleaning down some Ie had been a sort of an exhorter in his
, day, and desired to say a word in expla-
stage horses.
ga l nashun of that parable, as applicable to
down and went to the back of the wag- !
" Well, old fellow," said I, as I
the present time, and says he:
on, "" if 1 am interrupted, remember I-
you have had a good ride, haven't
you ?' I belongmilitary,
which is
-• • --
to the church
"'Who - are' 'you?" he cried, and he I j ust 110 W the church triumphant.,"
sword as be asked the-question.
'And cock in his musket, he proceeded
" I am the man you tried to shoot," : •
•,.- - • I " very =eh unint
The prodigal son," says he, " was
was to reply. "
.- I received by the old man with consider
" Where am I? Let out." ; able deins, but my worthy friends he
' " Look here, - we're to a safe stopping : went out decently. He didn't as soon
place, and mind Sou that. my pistol is 'as he withdrawed from the house, turn
ready- for you the moment you show round and make war onto the old gen
yourself. Now . lay quiet." tleman • he didn't burn his house,
By this time the two , hostlers had. barns, tear up his garden, burn his feu
come to see what was the matter, and I , ces, and knock down the balance of the
explained - the case. - After this.Tgot one children. Not any. He went away
of them to run and rout out the Sheriff, peaceably, a misguiiledgood-for-nothin,
and tell him what I believed I'd got for but yet a peaceable good-for-nothin.—
him.- The first etteaks of daylight were Secondly, he cum back of his own ak
just- coming up, and in pelf an hour it kord. The old - man didn't go after him
would be broad daylight In less than and fight for four years at a cost of half
that time the Sheriff came and two men his substance to. subdue him and bring
with hiM. I told him the whole affair , him back ; but when he bad run thro'
hi re few words, and: - then made for the , his ile and squandered his share of the
tart. He told the chap inside who he estte and got hungry he came back like
Ei r
was, and if he made the least resistance a w lipped dog.
he'd be a dead man. I then slipped the •' My friends, let me draw a small par
iron wrencli'out, and as I let the,,door allel between these cases.
down the fellow made aspring. I caught " The Prodigal on went out—so did
him by the ankle, and he came down the South—thus fairly the eases is like_
on -his face, and die moment I saw the " The Prodigal didn't k•cal nothin.—
chap I recognized him. He was march- The Confederacy took every thing it
ed to the lock-up, and I told the Sheriff could lay its hands on.
I should remain in town all day. After "The Prodigal spent only what was
breakfast the Sheriff came down to the his to spend. The Confederacy spent
tavern and told_ me I had caught the not only all it stole, but all it could hot
very bird, and that if I would remain rer, when it knowd its promises to pay
until the next morning I should have wasn't worth the misrable paper they
the rewardof twohundreddollars which ' was printed onto.
had - been offered. • "The Prodigal, when he did cum
. I found my goods all safe, paid the, back, cum as penitent as .the consbus
express agent for bringing them. from ness that he had made a fool of himself
Indianapolis, and then went to work to could make him. The Confederacy was
stow them away in toy cart. - The bid- - whipped hack, but it still swears het tY
let holes were found in the top of the oaths that it was right all the time.
vehicle just as I expected. They were "The Prodigal didn't demand veal
in a line, about five inches apart, and
had I been-where I usually sit, two of
them must have hit e somewhere
about the small of the ba k, and passed
upward, for they were $e t with heavy
charges of powder, and is pistols were
heavy -ones.
On the next morning the Sheriff call
eclupon me and paid me two hundred
dollars in gold, for he had made himself
sure that he had got the villain.
I afterward found a letter in the office
at Portsmouth for me, from the Sheriff
of Hancock county, and he informed
me that the fellow who tried to kill and
rob me is in prison for life.,
Mr. Nasby Preaches-Lille "Prodigal
' Son"—an Interruption..
' The Proprietors have stocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern styles
and aro prepared to execute neatly, and promptly
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and a full assortment of
Constables' and Justices' Blanks, constantly on band.
People living at a distance can depend on having their
work done promptly, and sent back ho,tettum marl.
air-Ornos--Roy's block, Second Floor.
NO. 32.
pot-pies and purple robes, and sick, but
begged to be a servant unto the more
sensible brethren which stayed. The
South comes back demandin office, of
which the fatted calf and rings and pur
ple robes is typical, and considerable
more share in the Government than it
had before it kicked over the traces and
went out like the lost tribes of Israel.
" Sposin the bible Prodigal had stop
ped his parent and remarked to him
thus lam willin to cum back on con
dishuns. You must pay my debts—you
must give me an equal share of the farm
with the other boys—you must treat me
in all respects just as if I hadn't gone
out, and—this is essential—you must
take with me all the sharpers who ruin
ed me, all the gamblers and thieves
with whoni I fell in while I was away,
and make them head men on the place ;
and above all, I hey with me the two
harlots which was the prime cause of
my ruin, and they must have eleven of
the best rodms in the house, and Must
be treated „is your daughters. To avoid
displeasin the others, I'll dress em in
different clothes, but there they must
stay. Otherwise I'll go out again.'
"Probably the old gentleman wood
hey become indignant, and wood have
remarked to him to
_go and never let
him see his audacious face agin, or rath
er he would hey strangled the harlots,
scattered the black legs, and choked the
young sprout into submission. Them's
me. lam anxious to kill that fatted
calf, and am also anxious to put on you
robes and shoes. But alas the calf suf
fered from want of attention so long du
rin the late misunderstandins that he's
too poor—the robes was all cut up into
bloo coats for the soljers we sent out to
fetch you in ; the shoes they wore out,
and the rings—Jeff. Davis wore the only
style, we have. When you come back
in good shape, yool find us ready to meet
you, J but till then chaw husks."
Lookin round, this armed tyrant re
marked that there would be no more
preachin that day, and sadly the con
gregashun dispersed.
I'm heart-sick. At every turn I make
that Burow stares me in the face and
counteracts my best endeavors. It's cu
rious though what different sermons
kin be preached from the same text,—
and it's also curious how quiet our folks
listen to a Ablishnist who has muskets
to back him.
ERS.—The false calves now so "much in
vogue are rendered necessary by the
new style of tilting hoops, which go
very far towards exposing what was be
fore only dreamed of, of existed only in
imagination. In the language of an ex
" Their calves aro nut a fleeting show,
Fur man's illusion given ;
They're filled with bran or stuffed with tow,
• And swell about a foot or so,
And look first-rate, by heaven."
The false bosoms are made of fine
wire, in the shape of a bird's nest, with
a small spring in them, and really look
and feel quite natural.
The plu mpers are fastened on the teeth
in such a manner as to make the face
look round and plump, and are calcula
ted to deceive the unsuspecting. Young
gentlemen need have no fears—they are
all right, and need no artificial tLxins
but we advise them not to marry a
Yankee girl without a full investigation.
A STORY OF THE Toi.Es.—ln the midst
of the late excitement, and at the mo
ment when every body thought all the
banks were going to the dogs together,
Jones rushed into the bank of which be
was a stockholder, and thrusting the
certificate into the face of the transfer
clerk, he said, in great haste:
" Here, please transfer half that to Jas.
P. Smith !"
The clerk looked at it, and asked,
'Which half, Mr. Jones'?"
I don't care which half," replied
Jones, puzzled at the inquiry.
" You had better go the courts ; I
can't make the transfer without a legal
decision. If you really wish to trans
fer your other half to Mr. Smith, we
can't do it here."
Jones was confounded. He knew the
bank, were all in a muddle, but this was
too deep for him. He took his certifi
cate from the hand of the smiling clerk,
and on looking at it, lo! it was his mar
riage certificate ! Being a printed form,
on fine paper, and put away among his
private papers, it was the first thing
that Mr. Jones laid hands o>i when he
went to hissecretary for his bank stock
scrip. He went home, kissed his wife,
glad to find she hadn't been transferred
to Mr. Smith, and, taking the right pa
pers this time, hastened down town in
time to get it all straight.
"C.osmo," in the Philadelphia Satur
day Evening Post, gives the following
faetA worth remembering:
It is worth while, for all farmers eve
rywh;ere, to remember that thorough
Pulttere is better than three mortgages
on their farm.
That an offensive war against weeds,
is five times less expensive than a defen
sive one.
That good fences always pay better
than lawgnits with neighbors.
That hay is a great deal cheaper made
in the summer than purchased in the
That a horse who lays his ears hack
and looks lightning when any one ap
proaches him, is vicious. Be sure and
not buy him.
That scrimping the food of fattening
hogs, is a waste of grain.
That over-fed fowls won't lay eggs.
That educating children is money
lent at a hundred per cent.
That one evening spent at home in
study, is more profitable than ten loung
ing about country taverns.
That cows should always be milked
regularly and clean.
"It is proposed that the patent pulpit
be built in the usual style, but suspend
ed over the preacher was to be an appa
ratus something in the shape of a can
dle-extinguisher. This was to descend,
so as, in exactly fifteen minutes, to com
pletely extinguish the clergyman, and
of course his sermon could never exceed
that period in duration. Eight minutes
after the sermon bad commenced, a loud
premature snap or click was toannounce
the commencement of the extinguish
er's descent; and it is stated that upon
several private trials, no clergyman
could be found who had the nerve to
continue his sermon, after hearing this
snap or click, over three minutes long
er, such was the fear in his mind that
his light would he hidden under the
suspended bushel."
Lait Paster, &c
Facts Worth Remembering