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WAYNESBUKG. PA., WEDNESDAY, JAN UAH Y 23, 1867.
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KEEPS ON HANDS ALWAYS A choice
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THE subscriber respectfully announces to
the public that ho has taken charge of the
Hamilton House, which ho is determined to
conduct as a first class hotel. Long experi
ence in hotel-keeping has qualified him for
the business, and ho feels perfectly confident
that ho can satisfactorily entertain all who
may tavor him with a cull. The house is
large and well-furnished. It has undergone a
thorough renovation and been refitted in such
stylo ns renders It quite pleasant. The rooms
lmvo been re-papered and newly painted ; tho
tablo is abundantly supplied with tho best edi
bles tho country a'llbrds, and pains aro taken
to render guests comfortable. Kates as low
as thoso of other hotels. D. G. Si-kkkv,
LIVE 36 iTsT ABLE.
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a Livery Stable, with good horses, carriages
and buggies for the accomodation of tho pub
lic, Horses boarded, and well attended to, at
moderate rates. D. Q. Sfmihy.
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I sat In my room on a midnight dreary,
Counting the rain on tho roof;
Hearing the roll of tho wheels aweary,
And the clunk ol'the horse's hoof,
Hearing tho lull of tho distant feet
That echoed along on the sleeping street,
Ami the hollow sound of a roystering rhyme
Striking in witli tho clang of tho midnight
I sat in my room while tho gas burned low
On the dead white chamber wall,
While pale and haggard and full of woe,
And strangely lank and tall,
A stony figure in silence stands
Watching t'iu movc9 of my trotnb. Ing lundsj
Watching the drop of my weary eye,
With a dim, grim smile at my every sigh.
I gazed at his figure in solemn awe
This spectre so gant and gay,
Who came not bo the bolted door,
With his ghostly, shadowy way.
I saw tint the rags of his shrunken form
Were dripping with wet from the midnight
I saw him shiver with pain and cold,
And his face looked prematurely old.
With a shiver ' f dread in every vein,
I spoke to this man of stone,
And every word lie spoke again
Were Hie echoes of my own s
'What dost thou hear in tho midnight deep,
When the world is lapped in its sweetest
'What dost time, hear ?'' he s:iid again,
"When the pillow claims thy wearied brain?"
"What art thou, thing of bloodless life,
Wlrisa presence is death anil shame ;
W hose every word is the slab of a knife,
What is thy dreaded name ?"
For a mon cut tlar-hed his eyes in light,
When darkened again as in tho endless night;
'Whoever shall know, shall never forget
The time when ho wjro the chains of Debt."
"Whoever riiall once, in a thoughtless way,
Wrur those golden chains for mc,
Shall labor and toil for many a day
Before his limbs are lire.
At first my chains are hiinii.-hing gold,
And worn in a rich anil gorgeor.s fold
Hut the grow in weight, an 1 th"y grow In
With every speedy hour that fifes.
"Hut I, with a magic; all my own,
Can change thesis chains of gi.il
I can change them to iron, and eif the hone,
And gnaw the flesh till tho heait grows
Till the clothes shall hang in a filthy fhred ;
Till the eyes ahull look like the eyes ot tho
Till the arm shall dio in its palsied pa'n,
And the blood run cold in each icy vein.
"Who wenrctk my chains shall know ro
Shall cravo no length of life ;
Shall dio by drug, by knile and r;io,
Or live hi blood and stri'ii."
With his golden chain tho Shape be drew
I sprang to my feet with n sluuV.h i'w cv
Tl.eru's nothing to hear hut the swell c!
And nothing to see but the nvst. of a dream,
A STEAMBOAT STORY.
A funny scene transpired on board
tli o steamer St. James, on her trip down.
The St. James, bo it known, is a iavo
rite boat with wedding parlies, on ac
count of her Httperior accommodations
and the elegance which distinguishes
her. At Aberdeen, a young man,
dressed in his Sunday's best, and show
ing in nil his movements that this was
the happiest day of his life, came aboard,
leading by the hand a timid young wo
man who had sworn that day to love,
honor, cte., the young man aforesaid.
They were on a wedding tour to Cin
cinnati to see the Big Bridge the Nich
olson pavement, and other objects ot
interest Approaohing Clerk liognier,
the young man steeped in bliss, paid :
'Look a' hero, Mr. Clerk, I and Ma
nor have just doubled teams for life.
(Manor blushes some more and tries to
draw away, but the tothor half clings to
hor). We'vo determined to take a day
to ourselves and go to Cinoinnnti. Now
we want a (hesitating) a room well,
a room (with desperate energy) both
IVido (reproachfully) 'Josier 1'
Bridegroom (stoutly) 'Tlint's whnt
I say, and we want tho beat room you've
got on tho boat.'
The clerk disposed of them satisfacto
rily, and 'Manor,' blushing raoro than
ever, retired to their statu. room, it be
ing late in the night, while hor 'Josior,'
lighting a cigar, paced the forward cabin
with tho importance which every young
man feels when ho first assumes the re
sponsibility of paying a young woman's
board as a consideration for her uhang.
ing her nnmo.
Josier at length concluded to seek his
'Marier.' Accordingly he directed his
footsteps towards his stato-room. Softly
ho tapped at the door, but no response
from within fell upon his listening car.
Then ho gave a louder rap, and apply
ing his lips to tho key-hole whispered
shrilly, 'Marier, open the door to your
Josier, Still no nnswer, lie turned
the handle, and the door being unlock
ed, it opened readily, lie advanced
ono step inside,Jgavo a look of bewilder
ment, and then rushed back into tho
cabin in a slate ot frenzy and screamed,
'Stop tho boat 1 she's gone 1 overboard,
may bo 1 Captain ! Oh, Mr. Clerk
whore's my Marier T Has sho drowned
herself'? Why didn't I get two rooms t
Oh dear, tell tho pilot to Htop her !
Give in'.1 back my Marier !' Jiy this time
Captain Oakes, backed by tho clerks,
Kegnier and Ross, and reinforced by
tho passengers generally, was on the
'WTat the duueo ib the matter V nsked
'Oh, Captain !' said tho distracted
bridegroom, tearing up rnd down the
cabin ; 'she always was a timid gal
afraid of gettin' married gone crazy
: nd jumped overboard. Why didn't I
got two rooms. Oh, dear '
llo then pointed to the stale-room
in which he had oxpeeted to find his
'Why, L's empty, said tho Captain.
'Yes,' said tho hoosier, tearing his
hair, 'ami don't you see tho or.tdoor's
open 1 Sho went crazy, I tell ye, an'!
jumped overboard.' Then falling upon
the Captain's neck, ho screeched, 'Oh,
givo mo back my Marier !'
At this moment a slate-room door
adjoining opened, and t'.jurj was a
giimpsu of a snowy nightcap, while a
low sweet voice said :
'Josier you're a fool ; what yon toar-
in' 'round at that rate fov ? II:vo you
been drinkin ?'
Josier gave a yell of astonishment '
and delight, and put l.iiiificU' inside (if
that state-room door in a twinkling
He had made a mistake of the number
of his htate-rotmi, that's all. Marier
hadn't gone crazy, and she hacin't jur.ip
HAMLET AS A YANKEE.
11V THK 'FAT CON iillliUTOIt.'
Ghost I am thy lather's i-pirit.
Halet Yeou don't say so ! Old man,
give iw your flipper. How do do 1
Hain't seen yo in a dog's age. When'd
ye come down ?
G Doomed for a certain term to
walk tho night
II Why on nirth don't you take n
boss car and ride f or do they quit too
airly for you t I gay ; where do yeou
hang eout daytimes I
G And for tho dy confined to fast,
1.1 About heow fast aro ye on a dirt
road T Tew forty !
G Till the foul crimes done in the
days of nature are burnt and purged
II Are you purging bad 1 Try a lit
tle of this cholera mcdicino. Knock it
G But that I am forbid to tell the
secrets of my prison home I could a tale
II Dont unfold it here, old man
G Whoso slightest word would har.
row up thy soul.
II Fetch on your harrow.
G Freeze tho young blood.
II Git eout, you turnel old refiigern.
G Make thy two eyes like stars start
from their spheres.
II Dow telll You oouldn't tell
abeout what timo they started.
G Thy knotted end combined locks
II I've parted with abeout all of
them locks now, 'speoially on the top of
G And each particular hair.
II I ain't particular to a hair.
To stand on end like quills upon
tho fretful porcupine.
H Neow look a here old poppy,
don't fret your darned old porcupine
G But this eternal blazon must not
be to ears of flesh and blood. List, list,
II (Gottinpr nngry)-Yecu begol darn
ed i Didn't I Mist in Sol Peabody's Hum
Guards when yeou fled into Canada,
takin' your draft with yet Aud whero
yeou was killed by the Finnegaus and it
served you right, Better go and 'list
yourself, yeou tarnel olo critter, 'stead
ot prowliu' round nights distu'bin' your
blood relations. Git eout,
Exit Hamlet In a rage
"KISS MY WIPE OR FIGHT ME!"
Tlieio aro few married men who aro
not averse to seeing thou- wives kissed,
but nil exchange relates the particulars
of a easo in which a newly married Ben
edict felt himself insulted because his
wile was n't kissed. The bridegroom in
que-tion was a stalwart young rusiio.who
was known as a formidable operator in
a 'tree tight ' His bride was a beautiful
and blooming young country girl, only
sixteen years of age, and the twain wore
at a party, where a number of young
folks voro enjoying thennelves in the
good old fashioped pawnplaying stylo.
Every girl iti the room was called out
and kissed except 13. , the beautiful
young bnthnloresnid.nnl although there
was not a youngster present who was
not dying to taste her lips, they were re
strained by the presence of hor herculean
lui'diatid, who ftood regarding the paity
with a sullen look of dissatisfaction.
They mistook tho cause, however, for
suddenly ho expressed himself. Helling
up his fdccves'ho .stepped into the middle
ot tho room, and in a tone of voice that
secured attention said : 'Gentlemen, I
have been noticing how linii!;s have been
working here for some tune, and I ain't
half satisfied. I don't want to raise a
fuc-i, but.- -' 'What's t:!o matter, John V
incy.Ki'ed half a (!o?eti voices. 'What do
you n:ean ! Havel dano ati)thing to
hurt your feelings !" "Yes, you have;
i'.W of you havu hint tny ieu'iug, mil
I've jinit ci t tills to say about it. Here's
every ru i in the roytu has bsen kissed
near a i!o;;eii times apiece, and there s
my wife, who I consider as likely as
any of thc:n, has not had a single one
to-night: and I just tell you now il aha
docs not get ns many Muses tlrj balance
of tho flight a any gal in the room, the
man that slights her has got me to
light that's nil. Mow go ahead with
your plays 1' If Mi1. B was slight
ed during i,!ie balauco of the evening wu
did not know it. As tor ourself, we
know that John had no fault to find
with ns individually, for any neglect on
A lady correspondent ot the New
Yolk Citizt'l writes n g' .ssiping, li.tere.i
ting letter to that paper lrooi liichinoni!,
Virginia in which riSoonslrucled city
sho spent her ( hiistt.uis hum which
wo make a eoi'.Su of cwaeU. hue says
amoiv,' otlier tilings:
A Viiguiii.n wlio d"3 notu ie tobac
co is an nnomaly, and h iviciimon '.ite
who id not o.Tiipletely saturated, bodily
and spiritually, with it, Is equally ono. I
oneo had doubt; r.s to l.ftrmoay of tol ao
co rvith the soul: b-:t,'; after spending
three months in thi-j beautiful but rebel
lions city, I doubt no longer. A stroll
on Broad street on Christmas Day was
enough to Ktupciy the strongest minded,
woman who glories in being a 'Yankee.'
Mi.;ed odors of tobacco and bad whisky
camo from lino looking men's mouths,
like brefzes from somo; internal region,
while tho brick sidewalks were smeared
and bespattered with toliaeoo until they
were as filthy and obnoxious as a utable
There is just about tjs much genuine
loyalty and lovo for the : dear "Old Flag'
among these Southerners ati there is
love in a l'addy'a heailt tor n corn Held
negro, Confederate soldiers havo less
of bitterness than any other class. They
meel Yankees with real graeiousness,
aud put aside old aiiimeuilics and have a
good tiniJ. But tho women 1 tho ange.
lie. deleoiablo creature ! in crinoline !
HIow tho sweotness is soured and grace
turned to contempt They turn up their
noses and giggle out oil the streets, like
qnestio' able characters, at the sight of a
'Yankee.' -Ono morning an old woman
was riding along in a . one mulu'koart,'
with tho lines in her bund and her teet
hanging down over the front board.
This specimen of ahivalry was disgusted
beyond expression at the sight ot some
well-dressed ladies on the sidewalk whom
sho recognized as 'Yanks.'
Whon a young m?.u is a clerk in a
store and dresses liko ja prinoe, smokes
'foine cigars, drinks 'uoico brandy,' nt
tends theaters, dances and the hko, we
wonder if he does all upon the avails of
of bis clerkship!
When n young lady sits in the parlor
during tho day, with hor lilly-whito
fingers covered with rings, and her hair
done up in 'rats' or curled in paper, wo
wonder if hor mother don't wash the
dishes and do the work in the kilo' on ?
When a young innn coos threo times
a day to get a dram, we wondor if, by-and-by,
ho won't go four times t
When a young lady laces Her waist a
third less than nnturo 'made it, we wou
dcr if her pretty figure will not shorten
life somo dozen years or more, besides
making hor miserable while sho docs
When a young man is dependent
upon his daily toil tor his income, and
marries a lady who does not know how
to make a loaf ot bread or mend a gar
ment, wo wonder if he ib not lacking
somewhere, say toward tho top for in
stance t "
Plenty of deer in the upper counties
of Pennsylvania, ; ,
(JURATION OF UOV. GEARY.
llAi:iiisni;i, January lo, 1807.
Sunatu. ilio special order on the
constitutional amendments was resumed
Mr. Bighain having tho floor, who con
sumed the time of the Senate until
twelve o'clock the time appointed
when the Governor would bo inaugurat
Tho speakers of both Houses and tho
members met and proceeded to tho front
of the capilol, whero t In y certified to tho
e!oi lion of John VV. ueary as Governor
of the State of Pennsylvania, lor the
enfiiiig three years, the onth ot oflice
being adini' istcred by tho Speaker of
tho Senate, Louis W. Hall. Tho Gov
ernor then delivered his inaugural ad
dress The Senate met at threo o'ch ek when
they proceeded to tho election of a
United S ates Senator Simon Cameron
receive 1 nineteen (111) votes, and Edgar
Cowan eleven (1 1.) Senator Fisher, ot
Lancaster, before voting read a letter
from Thuddous Stevens telling 1 im to
use- his own discretion in reference to his
vote. He then voted for Simon Cameron.
Housic. The House met at the usual
hour, niter the reading ot the journal,
tho House took a recess until twelve
o'clock, when they met. with tho Senate
to inaugurate the Governor iiFcct.
They re as?einh!cd at threo o'clock to
electa United Slates Senator to repre
sent thu mate of l'ennsylnania for the
ensuing six years: Simon Cameron ro
eeived sixiy-two voles, mid Edgar
Cowan thirty-seven. Simon Cameron
having received a majority was declared
the choicer! tho House. Adjourned.
Eniovn AiiMiNii A foreign loiter
s;;yu ! In tha matter of expunso you
r.iay well imagine that tho recent war
haa entailed an immense outlay on the
part of all Emopean nations. I know
ot not a single one thet is not driving
ita works l the utmost to supply com
pletely new (irearm , on the breeoh
loading principles, to all its soldiers, and
at a great cost. American inventions
nru being largely adopted, I am gratified
lo say, and their value will aid not a
little in deciding tho coming contest.
Speculation on events so f.ir ahead seems
6i!iio?t useless; but 1 B'.ibnut tho above as
tiiose which the Husiiians are inclined to
indulge in. I do not believe that wo
ahail escape a war on tho continent dur
ing the next three years, ihoiaus
Exposition will ensure quiet, so flir us
if raneo ia concerned, lor tho next year,
if, indeed, tho want of brcceliloatling
arms did not prevent that empire from
entering into a contest if tho Emperor
deaired. And tho same weakness pre
vents any European nation from ventur
ing into a wiir, it wo except Prussia, and
she cannot yet undertake n tight alono.
But this ono obstacle will bo removed
by the upringof 1808, whon the oreech
loader or repeating rifle will be in the
hands of every available soldier from
the Pyrenees lo tho Arolio circle, and
meanwhile diplomatists are busy in ar
ranging the men and sides on tho great
chess board preparatory to tho opening
o.1' a game, when thrones and crowns
are lo bo loat to the vanquished and
empire becomes the victor's prize,
Hence it is natural, in view of the coins'
sal contest which every ono feels must
surely come sooner or later, that specu
lation is rite as to what sido will range
the giant combatants.
Niiono Tkstimony is South Cakoi.ina.
Judge Bryan, in his chargo to the
Grand Jury of Charleston, a few days
ago, said s 'From tho character of ono
of tho witnesses to be brought beforo
you, you will realize tho great change
in our laws. Tho black man is now a
competent witness, both by the laws of
thu United States aud Iho legislation of
our own Stato, You will accept his tes
timony and giyo that credit to it to
which the intelligence and character tf
tho party enlitlo it. As far as oolor is
concerned, there is no diminution as to
the competency of testimony,'
1 ji iq, m
Pirrsnuiioii contains ffvo hundred
large manufacturing establishments. It
has fifty glass factories and sixteen pot
topes, forty-six iron founduries, thirty
ono rolling mills, ihirty-threo machine'
ry establishments, and fifty-eight oil re
fineries i besides miscellaneous works of
almost overy variety j tho wholo turn
ing out an annual produot worth 100,
OOO.OCO. It is very often the case that a beau,
liful woman is by her beauty alone made
the ugliest of her species boea so the
charms wliiuh should voo tho angels,
modesty and good huinor.somotimcs bo
come the boon of coquetry, affection and
An editor down east has Insulted the
whole female sex. He fays that the
ladies wenr corsets from a fooling of
instinct having a natural lovo for being
To drain lands drink whisky, and
spend all your time at tho village tav
ern. This will draiu you of all your
lands in a short timo.
CAMERONHE MAKES A SPEECH.
Haukisuukii, January 15, 1807.
This afternoon a public gathering
wns held at one of the hotels of this city,
at which speeches woro made by Attor
ney General Brewster, Senators Lowry
and Land 3ii, and Genoral Cameron, In
the course of his remarks, Mr, Cameron
said: I thank God that in sp'tof' the
slanders my enemies havo heaped on
mo for twenty years, my fellow citizens
who have seen my life from day to day
have always stood by my Bide and help
ed mo to repel them. This struggle ol
my political life has ended in victory,
I desired this ns an answer to vindicato
my honesty to my children and friends.
I now proposo to put these slanders be.
hind mo and forget alike tho har who
concocted them and tho fact that good
men in somo cases, by repetition ot iheni,
were induced to believe and repeat
Mr Cameron continued : Six years
ago I thought slavery was tho strength
of tho rebellion, and ought lo be des
troyed without delay. I wished also to
arm tho black mon who would volun
teer. Ofcourso I thought clothing a
black man in tho American uniform
clothed him with tho rights of an Amo
rican citizen, and I am sad to seo a
black soldier, and reflect that even Tenn.
sylvauia deuioa him tho ballot, tho only
weapon whereby ho can protcot himself.
I hope to live to seo the word 'whito'
stricken from our own constitution, and
tho spirit of casto upon color utterly
The South, however, is more controll
ed by social influence than by political
principles. If you aro wiao and firm,
you may possibly educate tho rising gens
eration into loyality , but thoro is no
method of statesmanship which will
make this generation of the South loyal
to tho Union and flag. Tho poison of
thirty years cannot be eradicated by tiie
subserviency ot a President or by the
statutes of Congress. Let us look the
truth in the face. The Southern terri
tory is disloyal. Tho loyal men of to
day must guard their children against
another treasonable rebolhon. The
Constitutional Amendment, impartial
suffrage, will help to do this ; but am
nesty will help to undo it.
Of Andrew Johnson, I said long ago
ho was a traitor to his party, and an
enemy to his country and a bad man.
He has done many bad things, but noth
ing worse than offering the offices of
tho country to thoso few unprincipled
mon who agreed to desert and betray
tho great Hepublican organization for
his patronage. Ho joined tho Demo
cratic party long ago. Ho has a right
to give them ollices, hut ho has no right
to dispose of them at auofion to weak
The pauper labor of Europe is again
competing with our labor, and our man
ufactures languish 'for want of protec
tion against it. Pennsylvania neods no
assurance of my devotion to her inter
ests in this regard, which are the inter
ests of the whole country. I will coin
tinue to labor, in season or out of season,
to protect our manufactures from ruin
and their workmen from being thrown
out of employment, or their wagos re
duced to the starvation point, for I hold
that the rue welfare of any nation de
pends on the welfare ot ita laboring class.
JOSH BILLISQS' PROVERBS.
There Bcoais to be four styles of
1st' Them who know it is so!
2d Them who know 't iu't sol
3d. Them who split the difference rfnd
guess at it 1
4th Thorn who dou't earo a darn
which way it is I
Necessity begot invention, invention
begot convenience, convenience begot
pleasure, pleasure begot luxury, luxury
begot riot and disease i i H and disease
between them begot povity, and povity
begot necessity again and this is the re
volution of man, and is about all he can
It is dreadful easy to repent of other
folks' b'uis but not very profitable.
There is but few men who hev char
acter enough to lead a life of idleness.
True love is spelt just tho same in
Chootaw as it is in English,
Those who retire from the world on
account of its sins and peskiness, nuiBt
reinerabor that they havo got to keep
company with a person who wants just
as much watching as anybody else.
A puppy plays with every pup he
meets, but old dogs have but few asso
It costi a good deal to bo wise, but it
don't cost anything to bo happj.
Most peoplu decline to learn only by
their own experience. And I guess
thny aro more than right, for I do not
sposo a man can get a perfect idee oil
molasses candy by luttiu another lellow
taste it for him.
Suceess in life is very npt to male us
lorgit the tune when wo wasn't much
It is just so with a frog on a jump, h0
can't remember when ho was a tadpole
but other folks can.
An individual to bo a fire gentleman
hai either to bo born so, or brought up
so from 'infanoyj ho can't lam it sudden
any more than ho can lai n to talk Injun
correctly by practicing on tho toma
hawk. I wonder if there ever was an old
maid who ever heard on i match that
sho thought was suitable.
It a man wants to get at his actual
dimensions let him visit n
Precepts are like like cold buckwheat
slapjacks nobody teels liko being sassy
to them, and nobody wants to adopt
We find in the New York Tribune an
interesting account of tho ice boats on
tho Hudson River. Tho season for
their use is just begiuing. Tho finest
ice boats in the world are nt present owm
cd by tho Poughkeepsio loo Boat Asso
ciation, whose fleet now numbers ten of
these vessels. Tho quickest time on
record in the world was made last win
ter by ono of Iheso boats tho Snow
Flake and was nine miles in eight
minutes, the wind boing on tho bo3iu?
Ico beats, which havu only become
common within a few years, cost from
15, to S500. The most expeusivo are
are of course elaborately litled up,
'The hull of an iceboat is triangular
in shape, tho dock being only tour or
five inches from tho surface ot the ice -Under
the forward part arc two station
ary runners, the wider part of the trian
gle being the bow. Under tho sforn is
a movable runner called tho rnd.h.r
I The balance ot the veiol is rigged ex-
I .!.. . ,.i . .i .
uuuy lino u Biuup, eACtpi milt WHO rig
ging is brought info requisition All
well regulated iceboats havo two sets
of runners one for smooth and the other
for rough ice. Tho ttanding rigging of
the Suow Flake is made ot charcoal
wire. The shoes on the runners aver
age three feet in length, with 12 or 13
Into this gets the adventurous vov
ager, clothed as for a journey in the
Arctic regions :
"You will find his f. ct encased in
heavy boots and the boots encased in
fur-lined moccasins. Ho will have on
heavy woollen underclothing, heavy pan
taloons and vest, the latter covered with
a heavy woollen knit shirt. Then conies
his short pilot cloth coat, and over nil
tho ii evitablo long overcoat. His ears
will be covered with the patent mnfllers,
and on his head will rest a close-rigged
skull cap, with just enough front-piece
to call it such. Add to the nbovo cams
forts two huge buffalo robes, one to lie
down, and the other to cover himself up
with, nud the sailing master of tho ico
boat is ready for a fifty-mile' scud to the
A sudden flaw of wind sends theso
swift winged craft scudding along on
one runner, and for the timo tho helms
man's rudder is of oouiso useless, but if
properly ballasted no noeident happens.
It the iee is smooth an overturn results
in sending tho passengers shooting out
forty or tiliy feet over the ice. aud heavi
ly clad as they are no great harm is
done. Au accident of this kind where
the ice was rough or jagged would bo
more serious. An account in a Euro
pean paper,of ice boats on tho Danube,
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remniKs, nowever, mat in consequence
of the multitudinous perils, tho crews ot
somo boats forbid tho presence of niar
ried men, either as passengers or able
bodio I navigators,
A race for a service of silvor is short
ly to take placo at Poughkeepsio.
m i CD- m k
1 Piiorosiii) Division op Tkxas. Rep
rcsentative Bundy has introduced a bill,
which was referred to tho Committee on
Territories, to divide the State of Texas
into four Territorial Governments to be
called, respectively, Brazomu, Bravo,
Sabino and Lincoln, and to be admitted
into the Union when they have sufficient
population lor representation in Con
gress, and when they have ratified the
Constitutional Amendment. Tho pre
amble to the bili recites that the so call
ed State of Texas, having waged war
against the Government, has forfeited
all its privileges and rights, and forfeit
ed them by reason of overt sots. The
very name, it says, by which that oouin
try is rcooguized and known through,
out all lands, is suggestivo of the penal
colony ot the world its name and his
tory indicating little elso than bloodshed,
ingratitude, violenoe and wrong.
A Schibbler says li'o is too short to
drink poor whiskey or to moko lovo to
ugly women. . , ,