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WAYNESBURG, I'A., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1SGG.
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FIRST MTIflM MM,
D. Bonkr," Pres't. .1. C. Fi.hnnikew, Cashier.
. ' DISCOUNT DAY-fUESDAYS.
W. E. GAP EN,
ATTORNEY AT LAy,
G3-Orricn In N, (Mark's building,
U A. M'CONNW.I,, .1, ,1. IICKl'MAK,
M'COMNELL & HUFFMAN
Attorneys anil (.'onnsclloru in Law
KJ-Oitii; ,u the "Wright House," East
doore. (Snlleu'oQS, &c, will receive prompt
Wayncslmi r Am nrt 2ti. 18ii2. tf. .
n. w. downsy,
ATTOKN;SV AND UOUNSKl.LOK AT LAW
. . ftiJ-O llec in Le.lwilh'H lliiilding, opposite
tlu C'ciiirt House, Wayiicshurg, Pn.
, Nov. 4,-ltSiiS I v.
, OKO. VHTf.V. ,.A .T, ld'CUANAN.
W YL Y & IJUC1IANAN
ATTORVEYS& COUNSELORS AT LAW
earOFFICK in the old Rank Building,
February :ld, ISiM. t-f.
DKAUCH IX Hooks S'alionery, Wall Pnpirr,
Window I'aiii-r. .Wi. Sunday School
Honks of all Uiiitlscointanily on hand, Wny
" lieslmrg. Ph., opposite Post Ollice.
1 Slay U, 'nii.-ly
y7pTTa Tt ' oTTe ll, ,
Mitin St., nearly ifpiwle Wr'ajM House,
' TS prepared to do stitched and pegged work,
L from tho coarsest, to the finest ; also, puts
up the latest stylo of Hoots and Shoes. Cob
bling done on rejs onahlo terms. May2,tim.
aa u v f ,ii ,1 nr ,
hoom iy iu.aciii.kv's iiuii.mxn, wavshsiiiiro.
i7"ORK made to order, In finest and best
style, Cutting nml Filling done prompt
ly, and according to In test lasliion plates.
Stock on hand and for sale. May 2. tf
"7Vrn.. 3Siil ey,
WATCHES ASl) JEWELRY..
MAIN HTKKKT, OITOSITR WIIIOllT IIOUSK.
KEEPS ON HANDS ALWAYS A clioico
.nnd select assortment of watches and
jewelry. Repairing done at the lowest rates,
N. G. HUGHES,
SADDLER AND IIAMESS MAKER,
jlm'i St., nearly opposite Wrigh'. House,
READY made work on hand, nnd having
' secured the services of two first-class work
men lie is prepared to execute all outers in the
ncatc-t nnd best style. Mayg.Om.
T HIRST NO Ll ORE!
CO TO '
UK HAS .Ilisr OlTiM'.l) A
NR W S A LOO N ! !
Keeps Good Rye Whiskey, Brandies of all
kinds, Uin, Wine, Alo.&e. And has thu where
' with to put up Fancy Drinks. Cull nnd sua
lilm In thu brick part of the Adams Iuu.
1 npr (Im '
PEOPLE' iS L I K E .
'J T,LN,"K. .It. Aiiuams,
-"i?!.r Comiiiandor, Ciipt II.
tSj-- ' y.- r-'A C. M vsox, Clerk; leaves
'' Greensboro, for Pittsburgh ovi!ry Monday,
: Weilnesd ay iuid Friday, ul U a. m. Leaves
Pltlsliui'g'l for Greriia'wro every Tuesday,
Thursday and Suturdav. iliy t(!,'UH.-iini.
STEAMER "ELECTOR," Roiikrt Pim.-Mi-s,
Comm imlor i U. G Tayloii, ClnrK ;
leaves Greensboro for Pittsburgh every Tues
diiy, Tlinrsduy and Saturday. Leaves Pitts
Imrgh forOrecnsbi'rouvery Monday, Woducs
duyund Friday. :
rvEALER IN DRUGS, MEDICI NriS, LT-
J quors nnd cvi'ry tiling periaming io.n nisi
'. class I):ivj Store. Prescriptions carelully enra-
piiliniliiil. "Uii'trs Ulii raanii," ivayiie
Imiir, r.t. "t ' May lid, Mill.-ly.
:l0!!(il!i S. JKFFEBT,
DEALER In Booitaaud Staiioncry, Mngs
zincs, .'Dully Piipe, -Funcy ArtlvlcH, A-c,
Wayueshurji, Pa. April I,iJli-ly.
THE GHI'iVT SHOW. '
Bill Seward Is tlie man,
He goes with all the shows;
lie puts a smile annul his mouth,
Ami tells you what he knows.
For thu President now goes round,
The band begins to play ;
Little boy by tho balcony,
Had better get out o' tho way.
Tills is the Billy Gout,
And tll.leon Is his name 1
lie stands all day and grows lilsbcurd
And U so very laiuu.
This Is tho Raymond Ilorso
That trots around tho ring :
IIo mindu thu whip, and '11 chango tho coat
Most every Kill and spring.
And here's thn Randall Cage
Of Parrots, nlLso gay ;
Oh, Polly, sou! Oh, Polly, seo I
They nil know how to say.
This isiiW'n Mule j
Don't polM J ilh j our sticks,
For 1'' he gels' tjj?lcast juovokod
He hits his legend kicks.
And here' tho King of Bcm9ts ;
Don't go too near him, buys l
For if he luu a fit of rage,
He makes the following noise;
Vetoes. Vetoes, Vetoes.
Vetoes by threes and fours ;
Vetoes, Vetoes; Vetoes, Vetoi!
Hu roars, and roars, and roars.
For the President now goes round,
The 1 and begins to play.
The little bovs by tliu balcony
Had better get nut o' the way.
A1)VUMT;I.S AMOXU tlOUSTlillKIl ku.
most t:i:: diauy oV a distkctive.
During tlio year 1818, tlio West wa9
flooilcil wit!) ooutitiMfcit ooin. It was
so. well m:inutnct' rt'il that il wns rcmlily
) issed. The ovil at last liccamu so great
tint tlio United States authorities ro
quested lliat a skillful ilidcc.tiye miht lie
sent to arret out tlio nust of coiiicra I
was fixed upon to trtorm thu duty.
1 bad notliii'g lo ;;iiiilo mo Tito fact,
howovor, that Chicago was tlio city
wliuro tlio ooutitoilc'it coin was most
abundant, led mo to suspect that tho
niaiiut aoiory was Koinewlielo within its
limits. Il was, tlieiel'ore, to tlio capi'al
ot thu Wost 1 lirsl proeoeiliil. I spent
fivo weeks in that city without-training
thn slight est ultui to tlio couutoifutt.-rs.
I lii'ijan to grow ilisuouraguJ, mid re
ally lli'iuolit I should be ub.i.roil to re
turn luviiu williout, having uuhoi vud my
ro-iuii. O.io day I roceivu.l a letter from
my wile, reijaesling mo to situl homo
goiiio nniiey. as sho was out ot funcls,
I wont in o a bank and asko I for a iliall
at tho sauio tiino hamlin a sum of mon
ey to pay tor it in which Micro were sev
eral half dollars. Tiio clerk pu-diod
three of tho halt dollars back to tnu,
. 'What,' said I, 'do yon mean to toll
mo those halt dollars a'o counterfeit !'
'Are you certain V
Perleotly out tain. They aro remark
ably well oxoouted, but aro dclieioiit in
weight. Seo for yotirselt.'
An ll.o placed ot.o ot them m the
aneo against a genuine half dollar, and
the latter brought up tho former.
'That is the best counterfeit coin I ev
er saw in my life,' I exclaimed, examin
ing them very closely. 'Is all tho oouin
tet toil money in circulation hero oi the
same character as this !'
'Oh, doar, no,' replied the olork; 'it is
not nearly as well done. Tii'iso are tho
work of tho famom Now York counter
feiter, Ned Willett. 'I know them well,
for I have handled a great deal of it iu
my lime, llore is some of tho money
that is iu circulation here,' he added tak
ing several halt dollars from the drawer.
'You seo the milling is not so Well done
as Nod Willitl's, altlijugh it is protty
I compared the two nnd found that he
was right. I supplied the place ot tho
three counterfeits with good coin, and
returned the former to my packet.
A few days after this I received in
formation which caused me to take jour
ey to a small village about thirty miles
from Chicago. I arrived there nt night
and took up my quarters at tho only
tavern in the place. It was a wretched
dwelling and kept by an old man and
woman, tho surliest couple I ihibk it has
ever been my lot lo meet. : In'answer to
my inquiry as to whether I oould have
lodgings there for the night, I noticed
that the host gave a peculiar Ioc.k at his
wife, and after some whimperings I was
informed in the most ungracious manner
possible, that I could h:tvo a bed.
I have frequently, in the course of my'
life, been obliged to put up with wretch.
od acooiiitiiodatioiiH, so I did not allow
tny equanimity of temper tu bo moved
by tlio miserable fire set before mo, and
tlio i-Ud moiu misLrab'e s!ue)tiig apart
ment, into wluoh I was ushered atior I
had concluded my repast.
The uhambHr was of small size, and
was certainly well ventilated, for could
see the stars peopmg through tho root.
The bud was simply a big of straw
thrown into one corner of tho room,
without sheets or coverings of atiy kind
This last fact. Iioweyer, was not ot much
consequence, as it was summer time and
I Btood more than an hour gazing out
ot the opening which served us a win
dow. Before mo was spread an immense
prarie. the limits of which I could not
seo. Tho tavorn in which I had taken
up my abode appeared lo be isolated
from all tlio other dwellings, save tho
oroak of thotrco irog and the hum of the
locust not, a sound reached my ear. It
was a beautiful moonlight night so
bright that I could see to read the small
est pi int.
At last I begin lo grow weary, and
tin owing myself on my pallet, I was
soon plunged m deep sluinl er- How
long I slept I know not, but I
awakened by a dull sound, w inch n .-.ei.
bled some one hammering in the di--
t since. I atippono it wai the p coli "'i1
of the tiotinifwhich awoke hi.-, Ir w .k
by no mi.Mtis loud, lull, inveyed to iru
tho i lea ot some one striking iron wiih
a inntlled hammer, 1 ruse from my bed
nnd went to tho window, Tho moot;
was low in tho western horizoitjby which
faut I knewlhal, it inui.t be near morn
ing. The sound I have before tcl.-nvd
to. reached mo more distinctly limn vsheti
in tho back part of the chamber, It np.
peared to come from some out boii-cs
which were situated a hundred .yards
from the house.
Now, I am naturally of an inquiring
mind, and this sound, occurring as it
did in the middle of the night, in such
n remote, out of the way place, piqued
my curiosity, and I felt an irreprcNiiblo
desire to go out and discover the cause
of it. The desire.ns the round continued,
grew upi ii mo with such i'iton"ity that
I resolved to gratify it nl any price.
I put on my boots, the only articles of
nttire I had discarded, and cautiously
opened the door of iny chambcl and
noiselessly descended tho lickety stair
ease. A few steps brought, me Into the
lower fspartmenl, hich I loiind entirely
deserted. I crept quietly lo the door,
and unfastened it without making the
slightest noise, was soon in the moon,
Not a soul was visible, but the sound
continued and grew more distinct as I
approached the place from whence il
proceeded. At last I found myself be
toro a long low building, through the
crevices ot which I could perceive a hi
rid glare issuing, I stooped down nnd
peeped through the key hole, and to my
bal-j'"16 i,l.1l"',S 1 , '! tt
si.oni; loohiiii; nieu tvuu iiiuo uuius uji
nnd sleeves rolled up, performing a var
iety of strange occupations. SStno were
working nt a forgo, others were super
intending the casting of moulds, aud
some were engaged in tho process cd'
milling coin. In a moment the whole
tru:h flashed upon mo. Here was the
gang of counterfeiters I was in search
of, nnd tho landlord and hi wife evi
dently belonged to tha satno band, tor in
one corner I perceived them e.nplojed
the man polishing off some half dollar
pieces, just turned- out of the niuphls,
while tho woman was packing the finish
ed coin into rolls.
1 had seen enough and was about to
return lo my apartment, when 1 sudden
ly felt a heavy hand placed on my shoul
der, and turning my head round, to my
horror Jound myself in the grasp of as ill
looking a scoundrel as ever escaped tho
'What are you doing hero my good
fellow The exclaimed giviiiL' me ;.; shake.
'Taking a stroll by in joithht,' I re
plied, endeavoring to maintain my pres
ence ot mind.
'Well, perhaps you'll take a stroll in
side, will you V returned the .rudtan,
pushing opcu the door aud dragging tue
in lifter him.
All the inmates of the barn immediate
ly stopped work und lushed towards us
when they saw ino.
'Why, what's all ihist' th'ev exclaim-.
tfT A lonflir T found nnio.iti milui.l..
'lie's a traveler that came to the tav
ern last niglit at'.d asked lor lodging ;
Ihu last I saw of him ho was safe in bed'
said the landlord.
Tho men wttl drew lo a corner of the
apartment, leaving one to keep gtiajd
over ino I toon saw they were in ear
nest consultation nnd were evidently
debaleitig some itnporlnul question.
The duo hot p'ng yuanl 6vor mo eani
tiot'.iiii, but wowled Homely" I had
not said a single word dining all the time
I had been in the barn. 1 was aware
that whatever I might sav would, in nil
probability, (lo more harm than good,
and it iris always been a maxim ot mine
to hold my lengtio when in doubt. At
last tho discission seemed to be ended,
for the dirtiest and blackest of the wholo
crowd came forward and, without nny
introduction, exuluinied :
'I say, stranger, look bore, you 'must
I did not. move a muscle nor u' tor o
You have found out our secret, nnd
dead nu n tell no talcs.'
I was m!':is!..
'We v. ill gi.e you ten minutes to say
pi iu! i
-, i (1 ;il-o nlloiv' you tho
!j ii'.g allot or hung.'
a:i idea strti k tin1, I ro
up' 'linn:' 'that tni':;ht, save
1 I. ;, iut ; vioh-iit lit of
it la il vh hysterical, but,
n'.-l ki'vv it They looked at
i . ; hi.mijH.fiivmt.
Weil, he i'tes it mighty cool any
how,' i-.iid .tnu.
i'-xi'j-po'e !:' don't think wo are in
e;-.i ii..i.' a! sivolIi. r.
'O01..0 c a, y.dt had better say
your pl ayer-'.' ai'id the unnnvho had Erst
spoken, linif tin"! '
,M. o :ly r. 0.!;, wn a lit of laughter
ni'ii'e viol..-.!' ' i'.-i-i ih. lit si.
'Tlio 111 id's 11! .i',,' llu.y exdlaidicd.
'Or di ind;,' Siiid some,
'Well, lioys,' e:ied I, speaking for tho
lii'.-.l Lime, 'ihi.i is l!u best j ke I ever
seed. Whai. b.i V- : t.,,1
'A pal' v.hi a pul ?'.
'1 h.iiu'l nothing else,' was my ele
gant, r. j under.
'What is your name,!'
'U.d you ov-?r hear of Nod Willet?" I
. -Yor nia' be certain of that Ai'nt
he thu head of odf ir..feSaion '
'Well, iiienrl am Nod.'
'Yod N 1 1 Wtii.d. f ih.-ty all exclaimed.
Y'Mi may b ',. yo'tr lilo 0.1 tli.it,' I re
tiirtied, s.vag::iitig up to the eonler
where 1 h ul aetvi the old woman count
ing and packing tho counterfoil halt
Fort line favored 1110. N.no of tlio
men iiroK'iil ha.l seutt Ned Willett, ol
tliough his- reptititioti was well known to
them, nnd my swagg -ring. insolent man
ner had somewhat thrown tlioni nil" their
guard ; yet I could see that their doubt
was nut till removed.
' 'And you call these things well done,
do you " I usho I, Diking a roll of mon
ey. 'Well, ull I have to say is that it
you can't do bettor ihnn this you had
better shut up shop, that's nil.'
'U11 jou bhow anything bettor?' ask
ed one of the men.
1 nuher thitik I can. If I couldn't
I'd go and hang myself.
'Let's seo it.' Ihey all cried.
This was my last coup, and 0110 on
which I kr.ew my life depended.
'Lonk.ee here, gentlemen,' I exelnimed
taking one ot tho counterfeit halt dollars
troui my pocket which had been rejected
at the bank, 'here ic my last job, and
what do you think of ill',
It was passci from hand to hand, some
saying it was not counterfeit at all.others
saying it was.
'I!'w will yon prove it is a counter
feit ?' u-k' d 0110. '
Hy wi aching tlwilh a genuine one,'
This plan wns iiiiined'nitily adopted,
find ii i charaeliT proved.
IV; haps he g"i this by neeidcul,'' I
liehr.l a man whisper to another.
'Try these,' i-atd I, tak'ug tho other
two out ot my pocket.
All their doubt i now vanished.'
'lieaiitititl,' oxiilaiiiied some. 'Very
splendid,' said others.
When they had examined them to
their saiiHl.tciion, 'they all cordially shook
me by the hand, every pat tielu of doubt
having vanished fi'otii their minds, I cur
lii il 01U my p'Tt we'l. Soma qiiu.tit;iiH
were oee;:sii,iii;IIv luked ind Innilvtng
nemo of the techmcaliiies of the biisineivsi
these, however,. I avoided, by Btaling
that I was on a journey of pleasure, and
would rather lake a glass of whisky than
answer questions. The whisky was
produced and wo innde a night ot it. It
was not until morning had dawned that
The next day I returned to Chicngo
and brought down the necessary ausis
tnncu, und oap.ured tho wholo gang of
counterfeiters in tho very act. The den
was broken up foiever, and most ct them
were condemned lo servo u term in the
I liavo tboso counterfeit halC dollars
still in my possession) and intend never
to part wit Ii them, tor they weie ceitaia
ly the meaus of saving my life.
A FEW PERSONAL NOTES ON QUEEN
The European ooricspondont'of the
Chicago Journal, writing from the Isle
of Wight, gives two or three stories
concerning tlio private life of the Qdeon
on that Island, which ho "has reasons to
believe tiro strictly true."
The Queen and I'rinco Consort were
in the habit of taking long walks, utiat
tet ded, and drcsnnd only as mi ordinary
lady and genileimn. On one occasion,
at some distance from home, they were
caught in a shower, and took shelter
undid' a tree by the bide of the road
An old postman, going his daily rounds,
was passing by, and saw only a lady and
and gentleman in an unco'tiifoi table po
sition, lie had with him an old uni
brella that had done duty tor many
years, which, wiUi a native but rough
politeness, he profl'ered to the gentleman,
saying that he would call tor it oil his
rounds it they would tell him where they
were slopping. Princo Albert frankly
accepted the umbrella ami mentioned the
Osborne House. The postman even
then did not suspect tho rank of his
wayside friends, and passed 011 about
his business:. A lay or two afterwards.,
it being in his way, lie stopped at the
porter's lodge of tho Osborno House and
quietly asked it his umbrella had been
loft there for him. It was at once had
ed lo him, with a loiter addressed to
himself, id which was enclosed a five
pound note, and a few lines expressing
the thanks of the Queen and Prince Con
soi l for tho timely service ho had render,
od ihein. Note intent with this, tho
Q leen caused inquiries to oe made, and.
rinding that the only son of the old post
man was a worthy young man, caused
him to be placed in a suitable and 00111
torlablo position id 0110 of the govern
ment ollijcs, and il is pleasant to know
that he is tmppoi ting his superannuated
paivnt m ease and comfort.
Od another occasion a eertvin stream
was crossed only by a very -null und
rough ferry boat The Qdeon and
Piineo found it convenient to cross this
stream, and the boatman being absent,
entered the barge to await his arrival
IIo soon made his appearance, pulling
and blowing in hishaiio aud 1111 lor the
weight of years, It appears also that
it w.na very unusual thing for a lady or
gentleman to resort to this means of
transit, the old boat man's passengers
generally consisting of tho hard-listed
anl rough-featured laborers 111 the vici
nity. Ail uneon-ioious of the character
ot his present custodiers, and anxiously
polite i i his way, his first salutation
was 1 "I beg your pardon, niarni ; but
if I'd a knowd yor wore coining, I'd a
ensiling for yor," and ho forthwith strip
ped olf his coat and spread it on one of
the seats. Her Majesty sat down on
tho improvised- cushion, and, with tho
Prince, ohatted familiarly with tho old
boatmnn till they reached tho other side,
when, instead of tho usual faro of iwo
peneo, she handed him a sovereign. The
Queen often talks of this water journey;
and the old boatman, after learning who
his passengers were, had a hole, bond
through tho coin, and has worn it dny
and night ever since, around his neck
On still another occasion, tho Queen
nnd Piinee of Wales, then a young boy,
were strolling tin the beach. The latter
was nUiiys a proud und liajighty
youngster, presuming upon his heirship
to the tilt oiiu almost betoro be was out
ot his petlicoals. He had strayed away
a 1'Ullo from his parents, when they
heard his voioe and another 111 angry
ullet cation. It seems lliat tho young
prince had discovered anoihor boy,.
about his own age and sizo, engaged in
gathering periwinkles,' and Ins basket, Om,ioialod, having .been cruelly abused,
partly full, was standing on Ihe bunch, nnd most of them were "nearly idiotio
Thli. basket, out of sheer wutitonness, ,.m tho protracted Cdnlliicireiu In dark
the Prinoe of Wsles had vid.uiHly kidi-i jh.,s, not having seen the lejliuineo
cd over. The young iiiheiiuau aaw tlio j leaving Aaderneuvillo. '
act, und immediately rushed out et the
water and confronted the perpetrator,
when about this dialog'te 'occnried ;
"What did you do that for V'
"Because I ehoso." '
"I've a great mind to thrash you for
"You dar'nt. Don't you know who
I nm 7" '
'No, und I don't want lo."
"I'm the Piiuco ot Wales."
"1 don't cure if you aeti the Priu e of
Wales. You knocked over r,y wuk.lus
und take thai" and btrnightway tlio
young fisherman's hand uiado acquain
tance with Iho cheek of young loyalty.
The Queen and Prince Consort saw
and heard all, and, approaching thn
rival combatants, told their son, that ho
was in tlio wrong, and compelled htm
to nsk pardon ot the ragged periwinkle
gatherer and give him a sovereign in
recompense tor Ihe injury ho had done
It is such incidents as these that ap
peal lo the Pciiiimcuts and sympathies ot
the population by whom the Queen is
surrounded in her island retreat, and
there is a little wonder th it ns a woman
she W I eloveil, iiU'.l as a isovefeeiu le
PSOCLAIuAT lOU B 'I XHK TtirSID ETi 1'
Thursday. Nimtnber 2:ili, Bet A.'inr..
Was';in;ton, October !. .
BY THK ritt'.SlUKNT OK lllli L'NI I Ul) S1AT1-.S, A
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father,
has been pleased to vouchsafe lo us a
people, another year of national lllo
which is an indispensable condition rf
peace, security and -: o ess. That
year, moreover, has been crowned with
many peculiar blessings.' Tho civil war
that was bo recently among lis has not
been any where reopened; Foreign in
tervention has ceased to create tilat m or
apprehension, intrusive peslihncu has
becu benignly militated ; domestic
tranquility has improved 1 senliinoiUs of
conciliation have largely prevailed, and
the nlleetions ot loyalty and patriotism
have been widely renewed j our fie'ds
liavo yielded quite abundantly ; our
mining industry has been richly reward
od, and we l- vo been allowed to e.vtend
our railroad system far into the inieiinr
recusal s ol the country, w hile our com
merce has resumed its customary activi
ty iu foreign seas. These great nation
ill blessings-demand a national acknowl
edgment. Now, therefore, I, Andrew John-ton,
l'le.sidont of tho United Mat. , do hide,
by recommend that Thuisduy. Will (1 .
of November next, be. sol apart and be
observed everywhere in tho several
Slates and Territories of the United
States, by tho people thereof, as a day of
thanksgiving and praise to Almighty
God, with duo retuciiiberaucc that 111
His temple do h every man speak of His
honor. .1 recommend, also, that on the
s nne solemn occasion wo do humbly and
devoutly implore flini lo grant to our
national councils and to our whole peo
ple that Divine wisdom w hich nloiio can
lead any nation into the ways of nil good.
In offering theso National tliaiiksaiv
iogs, praise aud supplications, wo have
the divine assurance thai the Lord re
mainelh a king forever. 'Thorn that
are meek shall He guido in judgment,
and such as are gentle shall Ho learn his
way.' 'Tlio Lord shall givo strength to
His people, and the Lord shall give lo
his people tl o blessings of peaco.'
Iu w lines whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the great soul
ot thy United Stales to bo ullixod.
Dojio nt the City of Washington,
thin eighth day of October", in the year
of 1 nr Lord ouo thousand eight hundred
audbUty-M-v, uud of thu ltiilepciideucij
ot the United Stales tho ninety ttrnt, .
.lly tho President ;
Wm.'H Si'.waiiii, Keo'y of Statu. .,,
A Savannah di-qa'ch to the Chieago
iW has the ful'owing ; ' Fifteen Union
voldiers confined nt Andersouvillo trilil
the close of the war, were last Monday
discovered still in conliiieinent iu n cave
near Atlanta, guarded by rebel giie'riil-
hi:i, and totally ignorant thai Uui war
had ended. TheV were slarveil and
ANtiC'DOTES OF GEN. JACKSON. ' '
It was a bright November morning in
18IS, when 1 1. fL Nat-hville, Tenn., iu
company will) Paul Fenis,' a yo'ung
lawyer, for a visit to tho Hermitage,
where tho remains of Gen, Jackson rest
ed ai.d wluoh was thou Ilia residence of
his adopted son, Andrew Jackson, Jr.
We drove vapidly over to Lebanon turn
pike some d 2;ii miles, when wo oamc iu
"ightofthe undulating fields in which
the 1 5. iie.ral's old homo was nestled.
Do you know,' said Paul tomg 'how
(ion Jacksfdi gave ii dinner psrty'nt
the end ot bis presidential career V
Wo ocmfesae.l our ignorance.
'It was iu this way,' said Paul 1 'after
his return from Washington the citizens' -generally
flocked , around him, aud he
called somo of lm intimate associates
together, and oxprossed a wish to enter,
tain as many of his friends as could ba
assetnblod upon any ono occasion. Tho
ai rangonients for the music and speeches
were disoutised tho capacity of tho
rooms, ele., when ouogentlouian liiqmr
ed, -how shall we Bond tho invitations!'
'Tlio invitations !' exclaimed tho Gen
eral, 'publish them in tho pupers. sir!
pnbli'di.th.'di in tho papersi Do -you
su)p.: e I :'.ni going to havo an adjourn
"d.t'.i.' i.u.; id my kitchen .cihiiittt out
here in Tennesxnef No, gentleman, 1 11
invito evvry nun, woman nudeiiiU, that'
over Ir.d a .kind 'thought for A.idieiv
J.iidV'on. I'll givo a par'y out, Uca in
the woods ; you won't find 11 greener nor
utollcr cat pet than too arass, nor a mora
splendid roof than tho oak brauches,nnd
for refreshments wo will havo a drove ol
shoep aud oon, sir .1 real old-fashioned
bui'bjcud thn bhall mako the forest rin '
ngdiu' ,and so he did. The annontioe
meut was made in ' the public prints,
'ihat oil moll a day (tho dale has escaped
niu now ) An how Jackson would bo glad
to see all bis i'ld fViuuds at the IlermU
triH'i' 'and the nitiliitiiiiu lioured in iroin
ull the cross-roads on horseback, and
fourcd out Iroin the city, in carriages, '
until tho etowd was like an army. It
we, a g'-eat partv." I don't think any
other man in the country ever gave one -ia
this way and you need not ho sun
prised that the' General was popular at
home. ' ' ' .
'As we turned off from the turnpike
and entered a country road that was lit
tie more th in a lane, wo eaw the mansion
to which iho worn-out soldier and states
man had retired to spend tho quiet eve
ning of what had been to him tho stormy
days ef a lifj-time. And-hero I come
to the point I intend to explain, via. 1
ihu situation of the General's residence,
and the re ison why it was placed there,
Yud will observe,' said .Paul as wo. nps
pr 1:1 h- l ihe gate, Hhat the ITrn'mtage
ha ... a Doric. eoiotiii.iJo across its entire
trout, 'the oohiiuiisaivl ontablature reach
ingtotlio roof; but from this poiut,
which is exactly in front of the building,
it -eeins to bo out off, or rather, the
lower half ifl hidden by a rising slope,
winch rea lies n bo.iiitrful elevation two
hundred yard., from the entrance to the
grnnnds.' ;.. i., "1 -
'Yes,' said I, 'and I wojiderwhyit
was, that wi.lt so; perfoat a natural site,
an cmincnoo that : gently ioolines in all
directions, and so necessary lor the dis
play of Grecian architecture, the honse
should havo been built on tho side of tha
hill away from tlio road, thus outting off
all prospecU' of seeing or of being seen
from the lower windows?' ''
'Now I happon to know all about -that,'
said Paul. 'I was on tho spot
when tho foundations were being laid,
and remonstrated with thn General npou
his unfortunate choice of situations and
pointed out the natural beauty of the one
we havo just noticed.',
'Yes ! yes 1 1 know all about that,' said
the General, 'but Mrs- Jackson thinks
that tho top of tho hill would bo too far
Jr. mi tlio Hpring, and so fihe, wants thn
h itisu down here, and by .the .Eternal!
here il iha!l be!'' ' ' '" '
iiiost of our renders r.eed not bo told
that Souiherii houses ' were' 'oneo ' built
w i'.h' tnot'fi regeril to tho conveuien-jc of
wah.r tl'ian to nhy'olhcrciinsidi'rstiou.
Wo wcro received most hospitably by
Mrs. Jackson, and dined with her in the
largo state dining room, whero tho Gen
era I did oil en entertain bis friends with
soinethiiiglesi than a drovo of oxen, nm
whew U was decided nta meeting of tho
politicians; that Jas. K. Polk should run
against Henry Clay in . the great presi
denlial canvas of'Jt' Altor'diuiior, we
visited a lower, corner .of the garden,
where a sumll iloine, supported by six
Tonic e dini'ms," rut, ' from iho 'marble of
hiy nartvA State," ij.vrs the dusl ot the
biavoold uiau uud bis w.iie.. - ,
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