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WAYNESBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1867.
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Repairing doneulshort notice ";H" ft
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WATNESBUBO. GREENE CO.. PA.
THE subscriber respectfully announces to
tho public that ho has taken charge of the
linmllton House, which ho is determined to
conduct as a first class hotel. Long expert
. 1......1 i, ...i., lma iitm 1 1 tli il him for
ence m iiiwi-i v, ...., -1-
the business; and ho fee s porlectly coulldent
that ho can sausim-iorny hivuiuhii .hi ....v.
may lavorhlm with a cull. Tho house Is
large and wcll-furnlshcd. It has undergonoa
thorough renovation and boon relltted In such
style as renders It quite pleasant. 1 he rooms
have beenro-napcred and nowly painted tho
table Is abundantly supplied with tho best edi
bles tho country alTords, and pulns aro taken
to render guests comfortable Rates as low
as those of other hotels. D. (J. Si-Kniiv,
here is connected with tho Hamilton nnuso
livory Stable, with good horses, carriages
and buggies for tho aceomoda Ion of tho pub
lic. Horses boarded, and welUltended to, at
modorato rates. . , D. Q. Brumv.
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TAIN," 11 R. Ahbams,
nnmmnnilnr. Cunt 11.
0, Mason, uorKj toavos
,nind.dlt7 a. m.. for Pittsburgh,
nd loavo that oltvat i": dauy.
STEAMER "ELECTOR," Robkbt Pnit
WFt Commander R. Tati.ob, Cleric t
1 .-,ir,DiDiiv..wmii.lII A TBAOilER.
' A SYSTEM OF WRmNQ WHICH WILL
From tfio Sew York Observer.
" l'AREA'ELLTO IHiiC.
II Y MISS CAIIltli: A. Sl'AI.HINO. -
Piirew:ll, Old Year ! with lock's of white :
The giitlierini; shadows betoken the night ;
Ti.. I. ill. r ulj.t, imil llin wiiiilflflll llmur.
tJpeuk pl.iinir than words your destiny now,
ty Kiir,u ... jwii. .....u ...... .. -I
As down the long vista oi years you depurt)
A halo nf glory eneirclrs the bend,
That soon Uiiist lie laid on the dreamless bed
IV.. ..n..i I., ...mi. r.i.m tullli n a.iililiiniul liiinrl
Old Year hnvo you kept tho promise you mmle,
tVllUnil IWl'lveiUUlHIl smuu uui mumu n
To the youthful guest, with thn b'miulng eyo,
His ' custles of air" adorning the sky ?
IT.iun viwlnna vnn nntlltpil 111 rnillllllW llllCS
All vaulted liofu oiirlh like tho morning dews?
Have silvay words from your flattering tongue
nii.il l!'i. unlwti.a Ufilltr 1111 llm 111 llt-llll'
Have h' pes that you ruined, turned into des-
P"'i ' ' .
The day-dreams of youth into anxious enre ?
Havo you ruthlessly cruslied tho droojiiug
And (ho bending reed, wit'i a tyrant's power?
Old Year! Old Y'ear! in your caskets to-day,
Our richest jewels are hidden away ;
J!ut our eyes nro turned to the distant shore,
Where the polished ge ns shall bo ouMonee
nl.n,nH,l 1.1. .1 ll.nnlra f.,, IllA lllliwl
1 UU BI11IIIUICU tJUl IM'nn 1
V.... 1..n.l . I r.ill.u vut wi.rn fllirlnklllir in iro:
lull IC.Iil ua ,11 .(,mn ., ..w.w - o i
You poured in our cups the bitterest draught;
lint waters o! Healing n proven as w iiuimuu.
For blessings and mercies, new every day;
For guidance and sttengtb in a devious way;
I? ...1... I ml'l IVkiii n V illu.r'H lllltllh
WilU iueenso of thanks beloio yuu we stand.
And oh I ns tho "record" is made up on hih,
lll'llw. limulnil Itnlirs In llul viinr irnilO l)V.
Slay the ''ungel" blot it out with a tear, -WLilo
wo seek new strength for tho coming
Let our hearts be bravo,ud our armor bright
-" vul ..............
As valiant wo stand td uphold the right,
Nut. hi.i.ilimr tlinstrmn. or fcurlmr the fc
IB VIlllUllli ll OlllllV.1 I'l lljiliwi., uiv ....v,
Not heeding the storm, or (caring the foe,
11 I. !!.. i I. I- TIT. a. ....!.... ...O rrn
.1 J1UU 1U1LU 1U Olll ..IIIIBIVI . l lijU b"'
Farewell, OldY'car! for we meet never moro,
Your sunlight Is dim, your tempests aro o'er;
17. ... ,...rt..tinll. on, Una tuinirln mil h tn.lfu.
1VUV1U11 111., JUlU I'lllll, niiii.iai.nuf,iv ...... .u.v.h-,
Pass on to a shrino of the vanished yours I
A STORY OF THE WAR.
The l.ito Jotlitii R. Guldint's wn9 n
lend shot not only oi atotically con
Biderod.but with a rifle. Thero was not
a man or boy in AslitubnU county (pud
that county was celebrated ''for ' fine
mnrksmaM tbat oot'.ld excel lnm cither
at a g'rj:rrtl hunt or thoot'mg at target.
His son Grotins R. is a ventauio cnip
of the old block. On these hunting ex
cursions of tho elder Giddings, ho was
iuvari'ililv accompanied by Grotius. and
it was these lessons in politics and wood
emit which so well htted hnn tor the
career which tho Hiindowy tuttiro liad in
store lor Mm. On these occasions the
elder would say to him .
1 Grosli, my boy, never be guilty ot
an act or word liiuh will fji vo counsel or
ooinfott to the institution of slavery and
its -attendant iniquity, or closo your
door or heart against tho hutitod fugi
tives from opprciii'ion, or bring home a
squirrel unless shot through the head.'
Ac each of these maxims harmonized
co;i plotely with tho natural bent of tho
youngster's mind, ho trehsrred them ac
cordingly. Hi returning at tho ago of
fourteen from a match squirrel hunt of
two days' duration, and bringing with
him a hundred and eighty of tho "small
doer" with their heads off, proved that
tho w odornft, part wasvwell learnod j
and his subsequent careoroth in field
and in oflico, showed that tho political
portions of the f Uhers loacMngs wore
well stored by, tfio Bon.
Rut I started to tell you an incident
of the battle of Gettysburg. Re patient,
I'm comiiicr to that i I must reach the
point by regular approaches.
At tho breaking out of tho war, Old
Father Giddinga" was Consul General
to Canada, stationed at Montreal.
Grotius R. was in the office as Vice
Consul General. When the first nows
ot the stiugglo was received young Gid
dings bosame restless. His tatbor, no
tioiog the tact,' remarked to him or.o
day, "Grosh, what is tho matter with
"Father.' replied tho vice consul, "I
think I want to go homo.'
Well.' said the elder, "I Lave been
thinktntr it was the best thins you oould
do i and the sooner you go the better.
When oan you got ready V.
'By the next (rain," was ths reply,
- On the next train he started for the
Rnokeve State. Passintr throucrh Co
lumbus, he called on Gov. Dennison,
who was then in the gubernatorial chair.
obtained A commission, and led for home
In Ashtabula county. In three and one-
half days from tho time he left Montreal
he had his oompany full and sworn into
the United States servioei That com
battle of Phillippi', when ho was promo
ted to a majority in tho 14th Regulate
which rt'giiiicnt ho led at Gettysburg
The 14th was closo to tho trout, and was
laying uuder tho fire of the enemy j the
Major was standing, behind his com
niand j behind him was a largo reck,
and behind the rock was a sharp-shooter
with his telescope rillo, vainly en
deavoring to silence a slmrp-shoote'r" ot
rebel persuasion whom the rebel Gener
al Wilcox kept on Lis btaff to pkk off
our olliocrs. ,
A largo ock on the rebel right ot
Round Top afforded a safe oover for tho
Alabaimuu, who, by the way, was one
of their crack marksmen. Ho would
load his rillo behind tho rock, thei jump
on the lat er and tako deliberate aim at
any ofiicer ho oould see on our Una;
then drop behind tho rock and relond.
This ho continued with fearful rapidity
and precision. Major Giddings being
rather conspicuous, "canio in for a a'nre
of the rebel's attractions. At last, sick
of the nnnovaiice, ho' turned to tho
sharpshooter in the rear.
"Hero you mail with the telescopic
rifle, can't you bring down thnt rebel
"Will, major, I am. trying to fetch
him,' replied tho'maii j "but it is a long
"It is no lunger for you than it-is for
him j and if you do not shoot him he'll
shoot me, said tho major, "and if it's
all tho saino to you I'd rather you'd
'Rut,' answered the soldinr, "the
Johnny has ono of thnso long range
English WenlwoitU ritks, and they
boat ours in bearing up at that distance.'
"Well,' remarked the flynjor, "if you
can't Bhoot him, stop trying, for you on
ly draw his attention this way, and it
on can't hit him, I'll shoot mm myself
The soldiers and othors in hearing
smiled at what they deemed the . boast
ing speech of the major. Just then
whiz 1 camo a shot from tho rebel sharp
shooter.-which completely' shaved off
ono-hnlf ol vWmnjor'e mmtaobe. Now,
this hirsute ornament was a particular
pet ot tho major i in fact, his moustauhe
was his prido. Fouling something rath
er sharply in close proximity to hi nose,
he quickly cl.-fpped his hand to tho ppot,
and behold ono-half of his upper hp was
shorn ot its glory. To say that the ma
jor was mad would be' drawing it rather
mild. Quickly snatching up a . Spring
tiukl riflo from ono ot his meu, ho drop-,
pod behind a small rotten stump and
layed low for tho Johnny. In a few
moments the gaino appeared, and quick
ly drawing his pioco to his shoulder tho
rebel sharpshooter sont his ball crashing
through tho skull of tho color corporal,
within about three feet of the major.
R it it was his last shot i for before he
oould gain his cover tho major let drive,
and tho rebel was seen to toss- his arms,
throwing his rifle high in tho air and
fell headlong down the rocky porch dond
as Julius Ciesar. A stunning choer
from tho entire line in sight of tho rock
greeted tho major's feat, when ho cooly
proceeded to reload his riflo,
Just at that moment the rebel color
guard camo up to the rek close by
where the dead sharpshooter lay, and
planted their colors by it. Tho major
dropped behind the rotton Btump ; ta
king rest over the top he sont tho color
scrg3a'.it ono, and tho rebel flag- was
brought to tlie dust. Again choirs
broko irom our lines i but by this time
the enemy's attention was attraoto'd to
this point, and a squad of sharpshooters
was brought up as near our lines as their
oovering would allow. They had evi
dently sighted the major's position.
Captain Coppingor, of the 14th, who
had been watching the movement on
tho part of the gray ooats, suddenly call
Major, jou had better move off from
that stump, .for the enemy have got
range and mean mischief.'
Tho major moved some ten or twelve
feet to the right, when whiz-r.r came a
volley, and some eight bullets passed
through the stump directly in range
whero the major's head was some seo-
onds before. He coolly remarked t 'A
miss is as good as a mile,' and walked
What are you setting that child on
that quarto dictionary fort' said Mrs.
D., as the pater arranged his little boy
at the breakfast table. 'I am, replied
he, 'fixing the basis of a sound English
eduoation.' 'Yes,' safd she, 'but you
are beginning at the wrong end.'
A SCRIPTURAL PANORAMA HOW IT
1 , WAS FITTED TO MUSIC.
"Mark Twain,' in tho Alto California,
tolls the following interesting history of
the scriptural panorama :
There was a fellow traveling in that
country with a moral religious show a
sort.ot scriptural panorama and he
hired a wooden-houded Blab to piny tho
piano for him. After tho first night's
performance the show man said :
'My friend, you seem to know pret
ty mticji all the tines there are, and you
worry along first-iato. Rut, then, didn't
you notico that sometimes last night tho
piecoyou Imppouel to bo playing was a
little rough on the proprieties, o to
spe k didn't seem" to jibo with tho
general gate of the picturo that was pass
ing at the time, as it were was a little
foreign to the subject, you know as if
it. didn't neither follow suit not- trump,
you understand V "
'Well, no,' the fellow said. He hadn t
noticed, but it might be j hu had played
along just as it camo to hand.
So they put it up so that tho simple
old dummy wastg keep his eyes on 'the
panorama after that, and ns soon as a
stunning picture rolled otfl, ho was to
fit it to a dot with a pieco of inusio that
would help the audience to got an idea
of the subject, and warm them up like a
4mp.mceting revival. That sort of
thing would corral their sympathies, the
There was a big audience that night
mostly raiddlo aged and old people,
who belonged to thg church and took a
strong interest iu Rible matters, and tho
balance wero young bucks and hciters
they always .come out strong on the
panoramas, you know, because it gives
them' a chance to kiss one another's mug
in tho dark. L
Well, the showman began to swell
himself up for hTf leoinro, and tho old
mud-dobber tackled tho piano, and run
his ling or s up ami down once or twico
to Bee that sho was all riqhl, and then
the follow bubind the curtain commune.
kVIo grind out the panorama. The
showman balanced his weight pn his
Lip", flung bis eyes over the scenery,
and said : f..
Ladies and gentleman, the painling
now before you illustratos the beautiful
and touching parable of. the Prodigal
Son. Observe the happy expression
breaking over the features of the poor
suffering youth so worn and weary
with his long march ; note also tho
eostacy beaming from tho uplifted coun
tenance of the agad father, and tho joy
tli ut Bpaikles in the eyes of the excited
group of youths and nuidens, and seems
to burst in a welcoming chorus from
their lips. The lesson, my friends, is as
solemn and instructive as tho story is
tender and beautiful,'
The mud-dobber was ready, ifnd the
Bccoud tho speech was finished, he struck
up : '.
"Oh, we'll all get blind drunk, .
When Johnny comes marching home."
Somo ot tho pooplo giggled, and some
groaned a littlo. The showman could
not say a word. Ho looked at the pi
ano-man sharp, but it was all lovely and
serono ho didn't know there was any.
thing out of ger.
Tho panorama moved on, and the
showman drummed up his gift and
starter! m afresh,
'Ladies and entlemon, the fino pic
ture now uufoldng itself to your gazo
cxhib'ts ono ofjtbo most notable events
in Riblo Mstorjr oar Saviour and his
discipls upon (ihe sea of Galileo. Ho u
grand, how awe-iuspiring are the reflec
tions which tho subject invokes. What
sublimity of faith is revealed lo us in
this lesson from the sacred wutings I
The Saviour rebukos the angry waves
and walks securely npon tho bosom ol
the deep J'
All around tho house they were whis
p'ering, 'Oh, how lovely, how beautiful !'
and the orchestra let himself out again t
Oh, a life on tho ocean wave,
And a home on the rolling deep.'
There was a good deal of honest
snickering turned on this time, and eon
sidorable groaning, and one or two old.
deacons got up anl went out. The
showman gritted his teeth and cursed
the piano-man to himself, but the fellow
at there like a knot on a log, ond Boom
ed to think he was doing first rate.
After things got quiet, the showman
thought he would make one more stag
ger at it anyhow, thouirii his oontidence
was very shaky. The supes started
the panorama to going along again, and
Ladios and gontleinon, tho exquisite
painting illustrates the raising of Laza
rus from the dead by our Saviour. Ob
servo tho half-confuBed, half-inquiring
look npon tho coiintcncance ot the awak
ening Lazarus. Observe, also tho atti
tude and expression of the Saviour, who
takes him gently by the sleeves of his
shroud with one hand, while ho points
with tho other toward the distant city.'
Before tiny ono could get oft' an opin
ion in tho oaso, the innocent old bbs at
tho piano struck up :
'Come, rise up, William R-i-l-e-y,
And come along with mo.'
All the solemn old floats got nn in a
huff to go, and every body elso laughed
till tho windows rattled.-
The showman went down and grab
bed tho orchestra and shook him tip,
and said :
'That lets you out, you know, you
chowke-headed old clam! Go to the
door-keeper and get your money, and
A BEGGARED MILLIONAIRE. '
Last week a brief item chronicling
tho sale of the Steele Farm, on Oil
Creek, for taxes due the Government,
started on its voyngo on the sea of
newspaperdom, The "paragraph will
doubtless bo read by many without a
second thought, but those tow lines
might easily form tho text for a discourse
as lengthy as the moral law. It is
hardly an exaggeration to state that
wherever potroleum is known, the name
of 'Johnny Steele,' tho young prince of
Venango county, has been Heard, winio
tho accounts of his apparently boundless
wealth and reckless expenditures, were
(old in hundreds of papers, from the
New York Herald down or up. Soon
after tho sale of tho farm, the closing
act. a brief history of the same may net
be entirely without interest, which the
Crawford Journal thui narrates :
This farm, moro goneraly known on
the creek,' as tho widow MoCHntoek
farm, is immediately opbosite tho flour
Uhing little town of Rouseville, and
was among the firntot the oil producing
tarms ot tuo valley. Jiariy in iaoa, tne
Van Slyke well flii this tiirm.-'was struck,
and flowed for some time at tho rate of
2,500 barrels per day, and several wells
yielding from 200 to 800 barrels were
struck at subsequent periods ' Reside
these, there, were many smaller wells,
and the territory, though 6adly misman
aged, is still regarded as among tho beBt
in the oil region. In 18G4, widow Mo
Clintock died from the effeots"of burns
received whilo kindling a fire with crudo
oil. At this tune tho average daily in
como from tho landed interest of the
f irm was $2,000, and by her will the
property, with all its possessions in
money was loft, without reservation, to
her adopted son, John W. Steelo, then
about twenty years of age. In the iron
sate whero the old lady kept her money,
was found S 150,000, two-thirds of the
amount in greenbacks and tho balance
in gold. Mrs. McClintock was hardly
cold in her coffin before young Steele,
who appeared to- have had nothing
naturally vicious in his composition, was
surrounded by a set of vampyres, who
clung to him as long as he had a dollar
remaining. The young millionaires
head was evidently turned by his-good
fortuno, as has been that of many an
older man who made his 'pilo in oil,'
and ho was of the impression that his
money would nocumulate too rapidly
unless it was actually thrown away, nnd
throw it away ho did. Many of tho
stories concerning his career in New
York and Philadelphia savor strongly
of fiction, and would not be credited,
were they not so well authenticated.-
Wmo, women, horses, faro, and gonornl
debauchery soon made a wreck of that
nrincely fortune, and In twenty months
Johnny Steelo squandered two millions
ot dollars. Hon. John Morusey went
through' him at faro to the amount of
$100,000 in two nightsi he bought high
priced turn outs, and after driving them
nn hour or two gave them awayi he
equipped a large minstrel troupe and
presented each mcmuer wun a iiatuonu
rinir and pin, ana Kepi aoom mm do.
sides,two or three men who wore rob.
binghira day after day, no is now
fil'lnw the honorable position ot door
keeper for Skiff and Gaylord's minstrels,'
the company he orgnnizod ana is, to
use a very expressive but not strictly
olassioal phrase, completely 'played oul.'
The wealth obtained by those who
worked io assiduously to effeot Steele's
' i , ' ' ', ' " '
ruin, gave littlo permanent benefit to its
possessors. The person most brazen
and chiefly instrumental in bringing
about tho presont condition of affairs,
was tho notorious Scth Sloonm, who
hung around tho city several weeks last
summor. Ho was worth at ono time
over $100,000, which lie had 'captured'
from Steele, and laid a'sido for a rainy
day, but when tbo latter's money vanish,
ed, this .amount soon took unto itself
wings, and lie. is at present known
among his old associates as a 'dead beat.'
At last accounts, Slocnm was incarcera
ted in tho jail of a neighboring county
tor various breaches of tho peace nnd
was unable to obtain bail in tho sum of
$500.' Exemplifications tho.o of tho
old adsgi 'easy comb and easy go,' or
ot the other, -fools and their money nro
We dip tho following from tho Chi
cago Republican, and commend it to the
consideration of our readers :
'What tells so readily the standard, of
a town or city as the appcaranco of its
paper i and its youth or ago can as well
bo defined by the observing, by a glance
at its newspaper' as though a personal
observation hud been mado. Tho enter
prise of its citizens nro depicted by its
advertisement their liberality by the
looks of the paper. Somo papers show
a good, solid, healthly foundation, ple
thoric purses and a well-to-do appear
ance generally i others show ii striving
to contend with tho grasping thousands
around them, trying to wrench out an
oxistctpo from the close fisted communi
ty ronnd thorn. An occasional metoric
display in its columns of telegraph, ot
looal or of editorial, shows what it would
do if it had the means, but cannot con
tinue in tbo expensive work until the
support comes which ought to be readily
granted. A newspaper is like a Church;
it wants foBtoring at the commence mont
and for a few. years, then as a general
thing it can walk alone, and reflect
arcdit upon its location. Take your
home paper j it gives you more news of
immediate intoruat than tho New York
or other distant city papers i it talks for
when no others will spo' k in yuur fa
vor i when other localities belie ycu it
stands up for your rights i you always
have a champion in your homo pnpor i
and thoso who stand up for you Bhould
certainly bo well sustained. Your in
terests nro kindred and equal, you riso
or fill! together. Therefore, it is your
interest to support your homo pnpor,
not grudgingly, but iu a liberal spirit,
as a pleasure, not ns a disagrccablo duty,
as an investment that will amply repay
FACTS IN HUMAN LIFE.
Ti e number of languages and dialects
spoken in the world amoulits to 3,004.
The inhabitants ot the globo profess
more than 1 000 different religious. Tho
number ot uu.n is about equal to- the
number of women, Tho averago o
human life is about thirty-lhroo years.
One quarter die previous to tho ngo of
Boveiii one half before reaching seven
teen) nnd thoso who puss this ago enjoy
a felicity rel'us.d to one half tho human
species. To every ono hundred per
sons only ono reaches one hundred years J
of life, to every one hundred only six
reach tho age ot sixty-fivo; and not more
than ono in five hundred lives to eighty
years of age ! There aro on the earth
1,000,080,000 inhabitants; and of these
33,333.333 die every yenr,94,832 ovory
day. 3730 every hour, and sixty ovory
minuto, or. one evory second. These
losses are about bahnocd by an equal
number of births. Tho married aro
longer lived than tho single, nnd above
all, thoso who observe sober and indus
trious oonduct. Tall men live longor
than short ones. Women havo more
chances ot lifo In tli oil' favor previous to
being fitty years of ago than mon, but
fewer aftorwards. Tho humbor ot mar
riages is in proportion of 75 to ovory
one hundred individuals, Marriages
aro most frequent attor tho equinoxes,
that is, during tho months of Juno .and
Dooembor. Those born in tho spring
aro generally moro robust than othors.
Births nnd deaths are more frequent by
night than by day. Tho number of mon
capable ot bearing arms is calculated at
one fourth of'the population. Home
Tub lawyer's motto Be brief. Tbo
dootor's motto Be patient. The pot
ter'i motto Beware. Type.eottor'i
motto Be composed. , ,
BEAUTY IN THE GARB OF AGE.
A beautiful yonng lady of Portland,
Me., of high respectability, has been de
tected amusing herself by asanmlng the
dress and appearance of a very old man.
She lived some little distance from Port
land, and it feema that frequently, during
the past year, she has been in the habit
of getting herself op as an aged man and
going to town on the cars. In her
disguise she would stroll aboat the city
to her heart's content, and retarn home
to tell the few friends in the secret of
iho tun sho had enjoyed. If spoken too,
sho fi.-igned deafness. The vonerable
form bad becomo quite familiar in the -streets
of Portfaud, but none dreamed
that beneath those gray hairs nestled
soft auburn ringlets; that bohind those
green goggles sparkled a pair of roguish
eyes; that tho seedy old coat covered
shoulders that might rival thoso of Venus.
Rut tho romantic young heroine came to '
grief. Protracting hor strolls too long
the other day, tho train waa leaving just
as sho limped into tho depot. In her
anxiety to get on board she forgot hor
ycRis, and ran after it with so mnoh
vigor ns to nstonish the natives. 'My
lues, Johnny, look ut that old coon go
it,' exclaimed an enthusiastio newsboy,
'ain't ho a lively old cock V A smart run
enabled the toolish girl to throw herself
upon tho rear platform.but just as she did
so, away went hat, wig and goggles.
Two gontleraen on the roar platform
were considerably astouished, but tho
young lady had sufficient presence oi
mind to explain, in a few frightened .
sentences, tho position of affairs; and, it
being nightfall, the gentlemen, who
proved to be tho genuine article; got the
girl to her home without further publi
city. Tho girl sustains an excellent
character; and it is hardly necessary to
add that the ludicrous upshot of her ad
ventures as one ot the 'oldest inhabit
ants' has terminated her fun-loving pro
divides in that lino. .
' RAILROAD SIGNALS. ,-'
Tho varieties of the 'toot of the looo
motivo, and tho gyrations of the arms of '
the conductors by day, or lanterns by
night, are about . as intelligent ' to most
people as first class Choctaw. The 'bl
lowiug will "give tho .readers a correct
idea of their significations .: , " .
Ono whistle 'down brakes.' :
Two whistles 'Off brakes.' "'
Three whistles 'Back up.' ';
Continuous whistlo 'Danger.
A rapid succession of short whistles ia
the cattle alarm, at which the brakos will
always bo put down,
A sweeping parting of the hands on
level of eyes is signal to 'go ohead
A downward motion of the hand, with
extended arms, to stop.' : ..
A. beckoning motion of one hand, 'to
back.' ' 1 ' i
A lantern raised and lowered verti-
cally. is a signal for 'starting;' swung at
right angles or cross ways the track, 'to
stop,' swung in a circle 'to back tho
train.' ' '
A red flag waved upon the track mast ;
bo regarded as a signal of danger. So
of other signals given with energy. 1
Hoisted at a station, is a signal for a .
train to stop. . '
Stuek up by the road side is a signal
of dangor on the traok ahead. '
Curried unfurled upon an engine, ia a i
warning that anothor engine or train ia
on ifh way. ,
Death op tubs 'Lapgest Man.' Mr. '
Jooob Doucks, a respected 'citizon of
Manchostor township, York oo' nty, and
supposed to be tho largest man in the
oouutry, died on Wednesday last, of
apoplexy, at the age of fifty seven yean, i
Ho was exceedingly corpulent, and waa .,
supposed to weigh about five hundred
pounds at tho time of his death,. Hit
coffin measured thirty-five inohos in
breadth by twenty-three inches- in
depth. His weight was not far from '
that of Danlol Lambert, of Leicester
shire, England, which is given as S28
pounds, and who is said to be the largest
man iu the world.
Human Biiotheiiiiod. The race of
mankind would perish did they cease to
aid each other. From the time that tbo
mother binds tho child's head, till the
moment that some kind assistant wipes
tho death damp from tho brow of the
dying, we cannot exist without mutual
help. All, therefore, that need aid,
having a right to ask it from thetr fellow .
mortals, no one who holds the power of
granting oan refuse without guiltt -
I panv he oommonaea in person untu tne
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