The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, October 21, 1865, Image 1
BY FRED'K L. BAKER. WAToIIES. 14.1,, cfc. E3_ Corner of North Queen-St., and Centre Square, Lancaster, Pa, American and Swiss Watches IN GOLD AND SILVER CASES. \ EIGHT DAY AND 30 HOUR, 4c,* IN GREAT VARIETY, AND . FROM THE BEST FACTORIES. SPECTACLES in every style of frame, and with (lasses to suit a ny who need artificial aid. We have twen ly years experience in this business. SILVER-WARE. Spoons, Forks, Butter Knives, &c , stamped with our name and warranted standard. PLATEDW ARE. The best platedware in the United States, we warrant our beet Table ware—Spoons, Forks, &e,,—to wear ten years in daily use. JEWELRY. lungs, Pins, Sleeve Buttons, Studs and a va nety of every article in this line. HAIR JEWELRY. Nair Jewelry made to order. Two hundred styles' or samples, constantly on hand. a'ltepairing of Watches, Clocks, Specta cles or Jewelry, done neatly and promptly. 11. L. .t E. J. ZAHM, Corner North Queen Street and Centre Square, LANCASTER, PA. JACOB LIBHART, JUN., CABINET MAKER AND UNDERTAKER, MARIETTA, PA WRIMIMMINO W 0 0 d U o r n T o o r e m t irne:pteiLcetfctiittilzyetnaskoefthiai Marietta a and the public in general, that, having laid in a lot of gunned Lumber, is now prepared to manufacture all kinds of CABINET FURNITURE, in every style and variety, at short notice. Ile has on hand a lot of Furniture of his own manufacture, which for fine finish and good workmanship, will rival any City make. rf Especial attention paid to repairing. Ile is also now prepared to attend, in. all its branches, the UNDERTAKING business, be ing supplied with an excellent Herse, large and small biers, cooling Box, &c. COFFINS finished iu any style—plain or costly. Ware Rom and Manufactory, near Mr. Ileiry , s new buitding, near the " Upper-Sta tin," Marietta, Pa. [Oct. 22. WIBIES St LIQUORS. H. D. BENJAMIN, DE+ll IN WINES & LIQUORS, Picot Building, Marietta, Pa. I')EGS leave to inform the public that he Bwill continue the WIN l & LIQUOR. busi ness, us all its branches. He will constantly keep on hand all kinds ut Brandies, Wines, Gins, Irish and Scotch Whiskey, Cordials, Bitters, 4-c., BENJAMIN'S Justly Celebrated Rose Whisky, • ALWAYS ON HAND. A very auyerior OLD RYE WHISKEY till received, which is warranted pure. i All H. D. B. now asks of the public ha careful examination of hie stock and mi. ces, which will, he is confident, result in Un el keepers and others finding it to their ad antaim to make their purchases from I im SUPPLEE & ERO,, 1 51 i. IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS And General Machinists, Second itree Below Union, Columbia, Pa. They are prepared to make all kinds of Iron Castings for Rolling Mills and Blast Furnaces, ken, for Steam, Water and Gas ; Columns, Frosts, Cellar Doors, Weights, &c., for Buil dings, and castings of every description ; STEAM ENGINES, AND BOILERS, rN VIE MOST MODERN AND IMPROVED Manner. Pumps, Brick Presses, Shafting and Pulleys, Mill Gearing, Taps, Dies, Machinery ISt Mining and Tanning ; Brass Bearings, Steam gr Blast Gauges, Lubricators, Oil Cocks, Valves for Steam, Gas, and Water; Brass Fit tings in all their variety; Boilers, Tanks, Flues, Seaters, Stacks, • Bolts, Nuts, Vault Doors, Washers, &c. A LACKSAIITHING in GENERAL. From long experience in building machinery IV flatter ourselves that we can give general satis action to those who may favor us with their orders. I'lteyairing promptly attended to. Orders by mail addresded as above, will meet With prompt attention. Prices to suit the times. Z. SUPRLEE, Columbia, October 20. 1800. SUPPLEE 14 tf . 1865. 1 PHILADELPHIA f 1865. Paper Hangings. HOWELL & BOURKE, MANUFACTURERS OF PAPER HANGINGS AND WINDOW SHADES, North East Corner Fourth and Market streets, P HILADELPHIA. N. 8. - -Altooys in store, q large stock of , LINEN AND OIL gIIADES. 41 1 1 1 a t 24, 1865.-3mJ DR. J. Z. HOFFER, DENTIST, F THE BALTIMORE 'has. O OF DENTAL S P URGERY, COLLEGE LATE OF HARRISBURG}: O FFI CE:—Front street, next door to R. W illiams' end Drug Store, between Locust alnut streeta, Columbia. r , DR. WM. B. FAHNESTOCK., ZfE.A.RLY OPPOSITE B Pangier & Panama's Store. Faons 7 TO 8 6. X. OFFICE HOURS. 33 ITO 2. " 6T07 r• K.• TING of JOB every descriptian ex ecuted With aeataeee and dispatch, at the 0 111fT of The Mariettian. Tl[Lt .I..tirarto...t.+.i.-an, PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT ONE DOLLAR AND A HALF A YEAR, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Office in " LINDSAY'S BUILDING," second floor, on Elbow Lane, between the Post Office Corner and Front-St.; Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ADVERTISING RATES: One square (10 lines, or 1888)75 cents for the first insertion nd One Dollar and-a-half for 3 insertions. -tiro fessional and Business cards, of six lines or less at $5 per annum. Notices in the reading col umns, ten cents a-line. Marriages and Deaths, the simple announcement, FREE ; but for any additional lines, ten cenlsa line. A liberal deduction made to yearly end half yearly advertisers. Having just added a " NEWBURY MOUN TAIN JOBBER PRESS," together with a large 'assortment of new Job and Card type, Cuts, Borders, &c., &c., to the Job Office of "THE RIETTIA N,".which will insure the f ne and speedy execution of all kinds of JOB & CA RD PRINTING, from the smallest Card to the LARGEST POSTER, at reasonable prices. Written fur The Mariettian. MARY, the Money Dreamer of Marietta, A TALE OF "YE OLDEN TIME.' I presume, Mr. Editor, that you have some recollection of a local incident, which I am about t .. 9ebring to your no tice, which has been revived in my recol lection by the doings of the spiritualists of the present day. Iq this city (Wash ington ) where I now reside, I happen to be right amongst a nest of these fa natics, to call them no harsher name, and at the hotel where I board, we have a lady who professes to tell what is to bappen in the future, as well as to what has happened in the past, and charges her lady friends only one dollar, whilst the sterner sex must pay double that sum. She was recounting to me, only the other day, of the different _amounts of valuables she had been instrumental in having returned to their rightful own. ere, during the last few years, and all by the great agency of spiritualism, cards and a certain root she possesses; any one loosing anything has only to plant some of the root and the' property will very soon after be returned. Now, Mr. Editor, you must recollect that during the year 18—, there resided on the bank of the Susquehanna, midway between Marietta and Columbia, a certain man who was reported to be in possession of some wealth, obtained in some unknown way, as the place 'he lived at, was, in those days, one of the most solitary on the Susquehanna, not easy of access in any way and nothing to attract any per son thither, save it was the daring of the falling waters over the falls, dashing against the rocks,--the midnight screech of the night owl or the occasional relief of the more pleasant sound of the whip poor-will as he called over Chiques rock. If I. recollect arightly, his name was RYMER, who had made this secluded spot his home, and with a frail canoe he would descend to Columbia, or pole and paddle his way up to Marietta, and pur chase what he required for subsistence. Many in your town yet remember the rdad we had between the two towns, a beaten foot-path along the river—which shortened the distance some two miles— the road around for teams was then call ed five miles, and this one along the •bank was called only three, bat a very dangerous one, for it required, strong nerves to climb along "chain rock" or around the "spinning wheel" rock, as they were then called by the Keelbot tom boatmen, and they were the only class of boats which then navigated that portion of the noble Susquefianna. They would pass down freighted down to al most the water's edge with the rich pro ducts-of the Juniata valley and carry back on their return trip salt, plaster, dry goods and groceries; a tedious time those poor fellows had too, using long poles to get their boats up through "the falls "—at the " spinning wheel" they had a windlass on the shore and with a long rope attached to the boat, and the men go ashore and windlass the boat around the spinning wheel rock. Re. port of that day had it that at that point, the bottom of the Susquehannadiad fal len out, as - it could not be reached by the longest poles. They would then pole along share—an eddy being formed by the curve fit the river—to this place of Rymer's, (which was afterwards call ed the "Ralf-way-House") which was a kind of resting place for the tired boat men, and where they -refreshed them- eelves with edibles and whisky. 'The "chain rook" was the neat difficult place for the boatmen ; a heavy chain having been fastened around this rock, to which the men would catch hold and by hand over hand drag the boat along and around this point; after reaching the inkpenknt Vtrinsiblitin Inane for to Nome eirtit. MARIETTA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1865. mouth of Chiques creek they had smooth water until they arrived to " Chestnut Riffles," 6 miles above Marietta. I have merely thus recounted the doings of yore in order -to compare with the present. The "chain rock" has disap peared—a bottom has been found at the "splinting wheel "—the "Half-way House" has disappeared and au iron horse passes through the spinning wheel rock every hoar during the day, dragging with it long trains of cars reaching as far as the Henry Clay furnace, which now occupies -the old Half-way House gronnd. On the eastern side of the Chi ques creek now stands two fine mansions; an iron furnace, store and various work shops together with a dozen or more small dwellings, where but a short time since all was a wilderness ; a railroad bridge and an - aqueduct now spans the creek, which in those days had to be crossed in a boat—here an old cripple earned a livelihood by ferrying travellers over in a boat with a rope fastened at either side of the creek, for the sum of TWO CENTS, hard currency. When I look - back and see the five furnaces, two saw mills, with the forest trees cut down ; the small town on the flat piece of ground ; the large fine brick mansions on the hill; the large cinder piles, run ning-away out into the Susquehanna; the workshops and stores in this once wilderness, I can scarcely realize that BO great a change could possibly be made in a few years. The story which I am about to relate might be regarded as mere fiction, and hence I hare told more than was neces sary for any of the old, or even middle aged citizens of Marietta, as most of them must be familiar with the story, and, no doubt, will substantiate what I have to say; I am only sorry I cannot, relate it as it should be done. In the year 16—a strange and mysterious light was discovered on the north side of Ohiques Hill, and the farmers who could view the light from that side of the bill could not account for so strange a light being there night after night unless some will 'o the wisp was travelling up the mountain side, that had wandered from the marsh of the Chiques—for in those days will 'o the wisps were numer• ous, many a one has been seen rise on the mountain opposite Marietta and wend its way along the bank of the riv er—being, perchance, some fisherman in quest of a spring to quench his thirst— never-the-less, to us, it was a will 'o the wisp, for no fisherman would be on that lonely hill night after night, amid rain and storm, and the neighborhood was kept in suspense for some time, but at length the report came out that RYMER, like Captain Kid, had deposited his wealth in that hill, and his ghost was keeping watch over the hidden treasure buried among the rocks in the deep shade of the forest. Could the listeners to this tale then have seen into the inte rior of a certain house in Marietta, they would have discovered a group of dusky mortals congregated together awaiting the dark shades of night, when, with pick and spade, they would have seen them wend their way cross the by-ways through the town—then through the dense woods and across the Chiques on the breast of the old dam , and slowly wind their way up the bill; and there, amid a cluster of large trees, they would cast down their implements and with steel and flint and tinderbox, "strike-a light "—no lucifer matches those 'days -and from the hour of 12 they would dig and delve until the glimmer of day, when they would steal their way back to their homes until the next. night, when they would again go tbrough the same routine—this it was for nights they labored hard, very hard, for there was great reward in !store for their in dustry—gold and silver hoarded up in boxes and bags, and securely bound in a large box with iron bands, and soon they would reach their golden treasure, for "lo and behold" the spirit of .Rym er, who had mysteriously disappeared years before from this very spot, had ap peared in a vision to a sable daughter of Africa, and revealed to her, at the midnight hour, whilst she was in' the arms of Morpheus, theprecise spot where the hidden treasure was secreted, so% that the sable daughter could go into the dense forest and point to the very spot, to an inch, where all could be found—so easily had—only for the dig ging amid those recks—so she commu nicated the glad tidings to some of her liable friends and brudren," who were full of belief irc-the doctrine of Spiritual ism ; they banded together in sworn se crecy, that none should know the untold wealth in 'store for those who could rise at midnight and witikeettled liptt Proceed 'to the designated place and there, amid the gloom and silence of the,midnight hour, by the dim light of the moon and stars and the music of the pick and spade, did this party dig and dig, night after night, until one morn--just as dawn was approach ing, one of the over excited of the party cried out " EunzgA" —[l have found itl—for they had come upon the box—that magic box—that box of immense treasure—Only think of it—but that cry had broken the charm of secrecy and the box—oh the box sank deeper and deeper into the bowels of the earth—for the Spirit—or some other power, had caused it to disappear •as a punishment for their imprudence in speaking whilst digging for the hid den treasure, and alas they had to con tinue digging and digging, and indeed I do not know that to this day, that they have struck -ILE. I'visited this spot. af ter the hunt had been abandoned and found that they had really gone down about fifteen or twenty feet, and the shaft or hole, to my present recollection, did not appear to be more w than about fotir feet in diameter at the mouth, and how they ever succeeded in getting down to the depth they did I cannot im agine. After the failure to get the treasure "got oat," crowds went down and climbed the ragged hills to see the spot where so much useless labor had been expended in such a ridiculous un dertaking. I have no doubt that many of the citizens of Marietta recollect all about this affair and could write it out much better than I have done, but I would have all BEAR in mind that here after when the spirit communicates to them of hidden treasure, that they must not speak whilst seeking for it, or they may meet the same fate that "Mary the Money Dreamer " and her party did. An Absent Mariertian. Washington City, D. C. ATTEMPTED ESCAPE OF DR. MEDD.- We have obtained from an officer of the steamer Thomas A. Scott, the full par ticulars of Dr. Mudd's attempted escape, differing in many accounts from the par ticulars hitherto published. The pris oners at the Tortugas are allowed the liberty of the island except on the day of a vessel's departure. At night they are expected to sleep within the fort. The night previous to the return of the T. A. Scott, Dr. Mudd slept outside the fort, in a shed and the next morning he quietly walked on board the steamer, disappeared into the lowest deck and sent a fireman for Quartermaster Kelly. This was the last that was seen of him. Soon after he was missed at the fort, and an officer and squad sent down to search the vessel. On the very bottom of the vessel lay a platform resting cm two cross beams, the officer thrust his sword under one side, and the colored soldier inserted a bayonet under the other. The roar of pain that immedi ately rose told that both sword and bay onet had reached their , mark ; the plat form was raised and Dr. Mudd arose and returned to his status of a captive prisoner. He was immediately brought to the fort and the thumbscrews applied to him, and under the pressure of pain, acknowledged that Kelly, with whom be had formed an acquaintance within a few days, had agreed to help him to' es cape on the promise of receiving Mndd'p gold watch. Kelly was thereupon mar ched to the fort, a drum-head court-mar tial held, and he was sentenced to six years imprisonment and hard labor in the Tortugas. The vessel then sailed without Mudd or Kelly, and the papers were forwarded to Washington for con firmation.—New York nibune. er A Clergyman, thinking to puzzle a Quaker, asked him, " Where was your religion before George Fos lived ?" "Where thine was," said the Quaker, "before Harry Tudor's time. Now," added the Quaker, "pray let me ask thee a question—Where • was Jacob going when he was turned ten years of age Canst thou tell that? "No, nor you either," said the clergy man. • "Yea, I can," replied the Quaker : "he was , going into hie eleventh year." ogr: A College professor, who had a class'of hard fellows, one morning found a horse in the _recitation room. The class had collected, and with solemn countenances'awaited' the entrance of the professor. Be came lin, looked arskund deliberately, first upon the horse and then upon the clips. >Finally he remarked in a quiet way, 1 , 4 I'm glad it's a. horse ; there were jackasses . enough before." _ Selling an Auctioneer. Our handsome, gentlemanly. genial Major Frank M.--, of course Frank is only commissioned an auctioneer, and is no more a Major militarily than he i 8 Frank M. baptismally ; but just bring up the handsomesthammer handler in the city of Philadelphia, wherever you meet the man, a.nd say to him—" Forty dollars . advanced on forty thousand ;" and if he don't. say—"Going—gone— sold, gentlemen—come into the St, James," we beg his pardon. He is not the Frank M. we mean. The other day George W., whose sm oth, round, jolly face every one who has been six times to the post office and 'three on change, remembers as well as they do Dean's went driving into Frank's office, as if on businese, and sung out : " Look a-here, old fellow, can you ac commodate me with a small advsnce on a choice invoice of fancy dry goods that I want to get off my hands 2" "Yes,. my dear fellow, certainly. But thunder ! I never knew that you had figured a cent in the dry goods line." "Yes, a trifle, Frank. Been dabbling a trifle in that way these two years, Got stuck with a fancy lot, I'm afraid— forty thousand dollars' worth. Want you to get the invoice off for me at best rates. Shall I send round enough to cover the advance ?" "Pshaw—.no. What the mischief are you talking about ? How much do you want 7 "Oh, not mUch—forty dollars will serve my purpose to-day." Forty devils. Why, George, you're Crazy, man. Here-call it $4,000." "No I won't, Frank. I don't want it. ' Give me the $4O, and to-morrow I'll drive the-goods round, and take the $4;000, if you happen to have it conve nient. George went out with the forty dol lars, and on the following day, punctual to appointment, he Walked into Frank's office, and up to that gentleinan's desk with the lovely, accomplished, and fas cinating Mrs. W., on his arm. " There, old fellow," said George, as grave as an owl, " there's the choicest invoice of fancy dry, goods in this city, I know. Has cost me forty thousand dol lars—and is worth fifty per cent. above that figure as the mar i kets are." George W., got several severe cuffs from his better half, and Frank, finding himself successfully - sold, proposed a compromise. "I say you unconscionable sharper, keep this sell to yourself, and the forty dollars to buy one of these le bon ton Empires' for Madam W." •George promised ; but there was some one else id hearing that didn't, and Frank M. is an everyday sufferer from that dry goods sell. lir The Duchess of—, once beauti ful and replete with wit, was congratu lating herself on her youthful looks, and pretending that she was born at least twenty years later than she really was, when her daughter, more beautiful than her mother, endeavored to put a stop to her exaggerations by'crying aloud, "Oh, mamma, do leave atleast a year . between our ages." fir A young person in this place no ticing the picture of the Hippotanins at the Odd Fellow's Hall having the words "Sep. 21st" pasted thereon, could ,not imagine what a "Sep." was. She went to her mistress, saying that the circris would have a "Sep. and it was twenty one years old 1" and also inquired what kind of an animal it was. "It is a very singular thing," said a tailor's apprentice to his master, as, the latter was pressing a bobtail coat, "that the less there is of some things, the more there is." "How can that be?" said the tailor. "Why \ there'a that bobtail coeft—the lees yon make the tail, the more bob it gar When -Mr. Jefferson *as asked respecting his religion his >memorable answer was : "It is known to God and myself. Its evidence ''before the world is to be known in my life; if that has been honest and dutiful to society; the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one." " The tailor makes the man 1" em phatically declared=rl village philoso— pher: "No, sir," replied a • bystander, "it is dress that . makes "the man:" "Then 'What does - the tailor make I' l perhaps from two to five dOilars protlt on a suit." VOL. XII.--NO. 11. gbo foto of Vf,int Alta-WTI) 'Twas at an evening party, 'rim MaGrady chanced to meet A lady "young and handsome," and As he thought, very sweet. Her cheeks were red, her teeth were white, Her hair was black and curly. And, quite infatuated, Tim Vowed he'd " ring in" there, early And so he did, and on his suit This charming creature smiled, And at her side the happy youth Full many an hour beguiled; And finally the wedding-day Was set, nor too soon came, When, for his own, his lovely bride Should change her maiden-name. But, oh ! it was lamentable That poor Miss Rachel Rix Was caught upon her wedding-day In such a doleful fi x ; She stood before th' admiring guests, In robes and bridal-wreath, When, turning round her head to sneeze, Alas I out flew her teeth ! in vain she strove her shame to hide, Likewise her masticntors, For there, encompassed round, was she On all sides with spectators. One desperate attempt she made, Her treasures to recover, When, lo 1 a luckless curl caught fast The button of her lover. Ye Gods ! did wanton Fate e'er play On mortal such a rig ? For there, displayedlo every gaze, Hung poor Miss Rachael's wig! One frantic shriek, and back she falls Into her mother's arms. Unconscious of her dreadful fate, And of her vanished charms, "She faints !" a dozen voices cried, And to their aid apace, A glass of water straight they brought, And bathed Miss Rachel's face. Ah ! luckless remedy ; behold Those cheeks, once crimson -hued, Now brown, as though for weeks the sun With scorching rays had wooed. Sad was the sight, and sad the fate Of this once blooming bride, Who but so lately " blushing" stood, . A doting lover's pride. Her hair, her teeth, her " roses " gone-- The only charms she had ; Ohl what could be more laughable— Oh I what could be more sad ! But, oh 1 what poet can portray This lover's strange position And horror, as aghast he viewed Tbii terrible transition In desperate mood, his hat he seized, And, with one parting groan, He rushed into the starless night, And left for parts unknown. FAST YOUNG LADIES.—In order to be a fast young lady, it is necessary to lay aside all reserve and refinement—every . thing that savors of womanly weakness ; to have no troublesome scruples, but to be ready to aacord an appreciating smile to the broadest joke. There must be no feeling of dependence on the stronger sex, but, by adopting, as far as decency permits, masculine attire, mas culine habits, and masculine modes of expression, accompanied by a thorough knowledge of slang, and a fluency in us ing it, these ladies show themselves to be above all narrow-minded prejudices. There must be no thinking about other people's feelings ; if people will be thin skinned let them keep oat of their way at all events. Should " mamma" raise her voice in a feeble remonstrance, the fast young lady impresses upon her that "she is no judge of these matters. In her old school days, everything and ev ery one were slow, but it is quite chang ed now."‘ -In short, to sum up, to he a fast young lady, modesty, delicacy, re finement, respect for superiors, consider ation for the aged, must all be set aside ; and boldness, independence, irreverence, brusqueness, and, we fear, too often heartlessness, must take their place. WANTED.-A pair of scissors to cut a caper. The pot in which a patriot's blood boiled. The address of the con fectioner who makes " trifles as light as air." A short club broken off the square soot. And a rocker from the "cradle of liberty." Gir Milton was asked : •• How is it that in some.conntries a King is allow. ed to take his place on the throne at fourteen_ years of age, but nay not mar. rg until he -is eighteen ?" B e c aase , ,, said the poet, "it'ls easier to govern a kiogdom than a woman."