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EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1867.
S SALES. By virtue
i . :.. r T".- ' xt r
..vy ft- XU., l.-aucu UUI . 1 LUC LAJliri
, , . i-ji'ii l'lt-ns cf Cambria County, and to
"i-.-.tf!. there wiH be exposed to Public
I ,t i ? 0 urt House in Ebensburg, on
y. 'SUAY. the 2J day of DECEMBER next,
y i o'clock, P. M.. the following real t.tate,
; i;.e ri-t, title an1 interest of James
. m- r. . i i . r .i . .
lanuiti'i. or, in ana 10 a lot ci ground
r, i iii Wihnore borough, Cambria coua
t ijt 'i? 130 feet on Main street and run
!.:.k "200 lVet to Conemaugh river,
:e ;!;,' said river S00 feet to a Mill
n.fo air ns sia Jim race zw ieet to
f i!t utiae" Maltzi, thence along lot !
,iine M.Hz! 200 feet to Mam street, ad
i t of Valentine Maltzi on the south
l of Ephraim Crum o the north,
t! e-eou erected a two story plank
,m 1 back building, now in the orca
v i f the faid James D. Hamilton. Ta-
;i. 1 c. i:;. u .iuu u lb s,oiu at iLie suis 01
..;! ritit. title and interest of
i.- i'i'is'n a;,d John Robinson, of. in
f Iluuing described building and
.;' i,ro-r d : Said building 1 a repository
,: re h u.-e ff carriages, lumber, etc., of
. it r;es. bavins a front of 49j feet and
l,.t b-u-k. with a building attached 16
t !'!. I y 20 wide, one story high, situa
upua the back portion of Lot No. 20, in
''..''cu.i i-f Chest SpriDgs. Cambria coun-
'i.r.cn in execution and to be sold at
.,! t f -J--sr.e Varcey.
all the riht. title and ictercst of
! I. Trlco, of, in and to a lot of ground
;..:l in the borough of Ebensbu-g'. Carn
.t f"!ii.ty, frati.".- 50 feet on the Turn
.c ' ;il, acd extending back 1C5 feet to
v: u!Yy, a.'j tub g b.-t cf George J. Rotlgers
or. 'r.p c rt!; and an alley on the south, hav
: : tli' it ri erected a two story pl.iok Lousa,
: v ir. ti e c ..lpihcy of Wm. Richardson.
'. ik'T, i:i fr.t C".'hu and to Ve gold at the suit
: u'.r..Li:i; & ThtUja.-;, f, r use of David R.
.f.v?, nil the riu,ht. title and interest of
' ! r: .'. TreftH. of, in and t a lot of ground
rxx'z I in t! e 3d ward of Johr.town boru',
.''.ti:-g -n IVlf.-rd street and xteudtng
'' t j aa alley, adj"i:i'ng h.t of Mr. Giifuth
:". r- r Li ;ind n alley on the south, hav-:t,,.;-"c.v.
erected a two.to'y plTik huse.
e .-:. I'v.:' s'aii.'iufr Jiouse, n-w in the
: "r-i! :-.'y of th" faid John J. Treft. Thkeu
n and to be sold at the suit of
A-! th? right, tit'e Rn-l intercut of
""d Janes M. liu-k, f. a and
1 t r. rc,r! f Ian-: situated in Vas!i-
id;.. Cambria cota.tj , adjoitdn
h. .!.- A. 1'urk. Ar-nt Sonnian
' tht-rs, coi it ii; ir 130 acres, more or
,il-.it two a..re- of wlii;h arc ch ared,
; tlii'i c: ii ei eci .1 one ajd ihalf stfry
' '.-ear. 1 fratue tt.ib.V-, n.t now occu-T;d-in
ox 'nth n aiid to be sold at
i.lt rfl. L. J.,hr.st-r.
.f:.-. all the ri-ht. title pnd ir.terost rf
!1. Il'iice, of. in and to I. t of grotm 1
...i' i in Vi!;r.i'ri hrout:ii. Cambria C"ju
", t"-.nling n Ritiiroad btieet on the wet
3 i C'i.. kt'd tres-t ti thn south, adjoining
- - '...! huue prof'trty. coi.tuit.ing one
ru re or l.-s., nov in thv ;cupii.cy of
: . K. Hughes'. Taken in execution ar.d
--id at. the buit of Mrs. Alice Hughes
ill the right, title and interest of
! r-i.t.s Scol t, ol, in and to a lot of ground
'. '"'-d .n Cambria borough, Cambi ia coun
'. fo'tiiii.g on Iirnad street and extruding
i' k t i an alh-y, adjoining Fourth stte-t on
and lot of Janies Coba on tlie rnt.
'iviaj thereon erected a two storv i ank
r.o'.v m the oenparicy 'j Anthony
't.-t. ami Titoruus liallen, and a twot,tor
now in ti e occupancy ot i'at't
in. Taken in f.xccut.on and to be sold
trr- ,'i.t of Murv Divers.
A'."-, all tne right, title and interest of
iJ'il.iti ins A. Wc.ikhiiid. c.f, in arid to a
i ' r parctd f Uud sltuateil in Cicaifi'dd
: '""hip. C.ml'ii i county, aljoit:ing lauds
eph i)ysrt.Geo. Iiingham and othcra,
' t.m.iiiv 170 acres, njore or less, about 10
- of wlii. h are cleared, having thereon
:' 'td two one and a half story houses, row
'i the occupancy of James Weakland. Ta-
-:i in execution and to be sold at the suit of
A All the risht, title and interest of
G.ci -o Gates, of. in and to a piece or parcel
l iar.a situated m YiKler township, Cambria
i:.ty, adjoining lands of Elias CrisEtnan,
i-as Voikr and other,containing 300 acres,
Or- ,r less, about 100 acres of which are
c'varod, antl having thereon erected a two
' ."y frame bouse, b g barn and spring house.
iu the occupancy of the said George
laktn in execution and to ba sold
ihe suit of E. A. Vickroy.
A'.?o. All the right, title and interest of
. Snyder of, in and to piece or parcel of
! situated iu SusouehanBa township, I
.aiil-ria C"un'v. adioinlnar lands of David
ij irKhnrt, David Hoist and others, contain
?:2 42 acres, more er less, about 10 acres of
"; 1) ae cleared, not now occupied. Taken
"'1 (xccution and to be sold at the suit of A.
Barker. JAMES MYERS. Sheriff
Sh-.TifPs Office, Ebensburg, Nov 14.I8G7
1N OilrnANS' COURT
. UIT CAMBRIA COUNTY. Notice is
itrehy given that the following appraise
ttct of cctt&la personal properly of a dece--ct.
selected and st apart for the widow of
ttiti-state urider the Act of Assembly of
a Mta f April, 18-jl, has been filed in the
ft iter's Office at Ebensburg, and will be
pi'-tnted to the Orphans' C.-urt for appro-
oq A'edneslay the 4th of December next,
ti wit :
Appraibtnici.t of certain personal property
r;i Q.ven M'Cafarey, late of Cumbria borough,
d, fct-t apart for the widow of said dee'd.
,iai r.RIFPIN. Cleik.
rk'.-i Office. Ebetihhurg. Nov. 14. 18G7-
A DMINISTKATORS' NOTICE.
letters cf Administration on the estate
MiclMtl M.ixweli, late of Washington tp..
"r,c having been granted to the undersign
rl - ti,ft Iu'fiister of Carr.br"ia County, all
v'YUS 'vu'r '' m against baid estate
? hereby notified to prestnt thetn properly
, iu ociticmroi, uu iiioka iu
"c' tO t V
PJtne:.t without dfl
c E.ime a
ELIZABETH MATWET.T. i . .
William maxwell, Admr.
BIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS & HEW YEAR
A SUPERB STOCK OF FINE GOLD AND
SILV: R WATCHES. ALL WARRANT
ED TO RUN, AND THOROUGHLY
EEGULATED. AT THE LOW PRICE
OF S10 EACH. AND SATISFACTION
100 Solid Gold lit' Watcies, $250 to $1000
100 Magic Cased Gold 250 to 600
iuu Ladies W atcbes, enamel d, 100 to
200 Gold Dunting Chronometer
Watches, 230 to
200 Gold Hunt'g Eng. Levtis, 200 to
800 Gold H'g Duplex Watches 1C0 to
600 Gold Ht'g American " 100 to
500 Silver Hunting Levers, 60 to
600 Silver Hunting Duplexes, 75 to
600 Gald Ladies' Watches, t0 to
1000 Gold Huutirg Lepines. 60 to
1000 Miscell'us Silver Watches 50 to
2560 Hunting Silver Watchea, 25 to
6000 AssortM Watches.all kinds 10 to
The above stock will be disposed of oa
the Popular one-prich piak, giving evety
patron a fine Gold or olid Silver Watch for
$10, without regard to value!
Wright Bao. & Co.. 161 Broadway, New
York, wish to immediately digpose of the
above magnificent stock. Certificates, nam
ing the articles, are placed in sealed envel
opes, and well mixed. Holders are eutitlud
to the articles named in their certificate, up
on payment of Ten Dollars, whether it bx a
watch worth $1,000 or one worthless. The
return of any of our certificates entitles you
to the articles named thereon, upon pay
ment, irrespective of its worth, and as no !
article valued less than $10 is named on any j
certificate, it will at once be seen that thi3 J
is no lottery, but a straight forward legits
mate transaction, which miy be participated
in even by the- most fastidious.
A single certificate will be sent by mail,
post paid, upon recipe of 25 cents, five for
1. eleven for $2, thirty-three and elegant
premium for S5. sixty-eix snd mcr valua
ble premium for $10. cne hundred and most
superb Watch for $15. To agents or those
washing employment, this is a rare oppor
tunity. It is a legitimately conducred busi
ness, da'y authorized by the Government,
and open to the most careful scrutiny.
Watches tent by Express, with bill for col
lection on delivery, sotht no dissatisfaction
can possibly occur. Try us. Address
WRIGHT, BRO. & CO., Im potters,
Oet.Sl-3rn. 181 Broadway, New York.
P EGISTERS NOTICE. No-
-a-' tice is hereby given that the following
accounts have bean parsed and filled in thw
Register's Office at Ebeusburg, and will be
pri3.aited to the Orphans' Court of Cambria
County, for confirmation and allowance, on
Monday the 2daj of December next, to wi t :
. The partial. account of E. Hughes and Ed
ward Par rish, Executors of Jacob Turner,
late of E'oensburg, deceased.
The account of Jacob Sharbaugh, Guard
ian of Margaret Sheank.
The sacond partial account of John E.
Scanlan, Trustee for the sale of the real es
tate of John Noel, late of Washington tewn
The first and final account of Philip J.
T)-:thi-ick, Administrator of John Dcithrick,
late of Chest townshin. tleceased.
Tiie account of R. L. Johnston, Adminis
trator di bonis non cum testamento annexo of
Fr.mcis Gillespie, late of Carroll tp'., dee'd.
The first account of Evan J. Evans. Ad
ministrator cf Elizabeth J. B. Jones, late ef
Cambria township, deceased.
The account of J. Levan Metzgar, Admr.
of David Metzar, late of Johnstown. dee'J.
The account of Neal Dugan. Administra
tor of Bernard Ila'.ligan, late of the Borough
of Wilmore, deceased.
The account of Joseph Criate, Guardian of
The partial account of Francis J. Ctiriity,
Trustee f r the sale of the real estate of John
C. McGuire, late of Carroll township, dee'd,
pursuant t proceedings in partition.
The account of E. J. Waters, Executor of
Mrs. Jane Roberts, late of Ebpnsburg. dee'd.
The account of II. Iviukead, Ex'r of Eliz
abi th Stall, late of Ebensburg, dee'd.
The final account of Michael Noon, Ex'r
of Jas. Murphy, late of AlVeheny tp., dee'd.
JAMES GRIFFIN. Register.
Register's Office, Ebensburg, Nov. 4, 18G7.
District Court of the United States for tfte
Western District of Pennsylvania.
In the matter of ISRAEL BERKLEY,
Bankrupt, Western District of Penn'a, fs :
THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That on the
thirtieth day of October, 1867, a Warrant of
Bankruptcy was issued out of the Distiict
Court of the United States for the Western
District of Pennsylvania, against the estat
f ISRAEL BERKLEY, of Yrnler township.
in uv couniy oi v.iuioria, wuw nas ucn uu
judged a Bankrupt on his own petition :
That the payment of any debts and the de
livery of any property belonging to said
bankrupt, to him, or for his use, and the
transfer of any property by Lira, are forbid-
bes ty !lV ; and that a meeting of thecred-
ltors ot satrt Danerupt, to prove ineir eieun
and to choose one or more Assignees of his
estate, will be held at a Court of Bankrupt
cy, to be holJen at tho law office of Crura
L. PERsnisG, Esq.. in Johnstown, before
JOHN BROTHERLINE, Esq., Register for
eaid District, on the 6th day of December,
A. D- 1867, at 10 o'clock a. ic.
THOS. A. ROWLEY. U. S. Marshal.
By S- Thos. Elder, Deputy Marshal.
Nov. 7. 1867.-4t. -
A DMINISTKATORS' NOTICE.
JA- Letters of Administration having been
granted to the undersigned by the Register
of Cambria county on the estate of Thomas
M'Cauley, late of Conemaugh twp., dee'd,
notice is hereby given to all persons having
claims against said estate to present them iu
proper f-hape for adjustment, and those in
debted are' requested to make immediate pay-
riUl SARAH C. M'CAULEY, ).,
HENRY C. KIRKTATRICK. J !a-amr9-October
24, 1867. 6t.
requeued to makeil HING JSUN STOVE POL-
I3H. For beauty of polish, saving of
labor and cheapness, this preparation is tru
ly uurivalldd. Buy ho other. For sale by
Jane IS, 1867. ; (1EO. HTINTI.rX.
alts, Sketches, Inulioffs,:.
THE DEATH BELL.
In some parts of Germany, such is the
general dread of being buried alive, that
a system of precaation against this pre
mature act is in vogue, by which more
than one person Las been restored to life
and friends after being mourned as dead.
The plan ia for the corpse to ba placed in
a comfortable apartment, with face un
covered, and with a cord or wire attached
to the hands in such a manner that the
slightest movement will cause the tinkling
of a little bell in an adjoining apartment,
where some one is always on the watch
till there are either signs of life or decom
position, to give the assurance of hopeless
death. This custom has led to some stri
king scene and curious revelations ; and
one of the most remarkable of these we are
bow about to put on record, as we received
it, not long since, from the narrator :
" I had two bosom companions, and
w three were nearly always together when
our circumstances would permit. We
were not alike in scarcely any particular,
and for this reason perhaps, we liked each
other all the better. We ditfered on near
ly every pfTnt in science, art, literature,
philosophy, and religion, and argued every
point we differed on.
'On one thing, however, we did agree,
and that was the possibility of being buried
alive, and the unutterable horror which
must attend the subsequent conciousnesv
of the fact. So, iu health, we eolemnly
pledged ourselves that if within reach of
one another at the time of the supposed
decease of either, the living should faith
fully watch by the senseless form till the
return of life or the certainty of death.
"My young friend, Adolpb Ilofer, was
the first to go. He was a believer in the
immortality of the soul, and the identity
of the spirit with that occupying the mor
tal tenement. Of course we made our
arrangements for -watching the corpse ac
cording to our compact,' but without the
slightest hope of ever seeing another Bpark
of life in that loved form.
"It was on the second night after the
death of Hofer that Carl and I were sit
ting in an adjoining apartment conversing
about the deceased and bis religious belief.
We had attached a small cord to the fin
gers of the corpse, and connected it with
a little bell eloie to: us, ao- that we ftruld
be warneel of any movement, without
being obliged to remain beside the body,
which, for various reasons, would not be
agreeable to us.
" If his views in regard to a future
state are correct,' observed Carl, 'there
ia no certainty that he may not now be
with us, even in this room.'
" 'Ye?, returned I, 'if they are correct,
which I do not believe. When a man is
dead he is dead, at least as far as this
world is concerned.'
'It may fairly be presumed they are
based on facts when they cannot be rea
sonably controverted. If man exists after
death at a roving spirit, give me some
evidence of it,' and then aek me to believe,
" 'And what about ghosts V said Carl,1
who was both skeptical and superstitious
. and he glanced furtively and timidly
around the room as he spoke, as if he
had expected to encounter some fearful
" 'Bah!' exclaimed I, contemptuously;
'you know my opinion of ghosts and hob
goblins that they have no existence, ex
cept in the brains of timid fools,'
"At this moment we heard, or rather
fancied we heard, a strange noise in the
" 'What was it V inquirod Carl, in a
" 'Nothing,' replied I, rousing myself
with a full determination to shake off what
I believed to be a foolish fancy. 'Are we
men, or children, to get frightened at the
noise of n rat V
" 'Hush ! hark I I hear something still,'
whispered Carl, now fairly trembling with
" Then if there is anything, we must
know what it is,' said I, as I rose and
took up the light for the purpose of going
to look at the corpse. 'Will you accom
pany me, or shall I go alone ?
"Carl Heilsten slowly and steadily
arose, as one who felt called upon to per
form a fearful duty ; but he had 6carctdy
got upon his feet when the little bell con
nected with the dead was rung violently.
"My nervous system never received
such a shock before or since. It seemed
for a moment as if I was paralyzed. The
light dropped from my han'ds'and was ex
tingui?hei, and great beads of perspira
tion stood &11 over me. But I remained
inactive only for the time for one to count
ten. Reasoning that my friend had come
to life and needed my immediate assut
ance, I hastily procured another light,
aud merely glancing at Carl, who had
fellen back on his seat, white anal helpless
with sudden fright, I rushed into the
apartment of the corpse, expecting to find
Adolph living, if not actually sitting up
"To my utter astonishment, however,
I found only the dead form of my friend
cold, rigid, motionless 1 There was
such an . inflexible look on .the features,
that I could not believe there was a single
spark of life in the body, and a close ex
amination of the lips anl heart proved
that there was none in reality. And yet
h handa Imd been moved, and were
dralvn to erf h-it rather a if jerked
there by the belNcord, which was hanging
somewhat loose, than as if stirred by an
internal power. ;
"Bat what had moved the hands and
rung the bell? This was the startling
mystery. The room was not large, con
tained o great amount of furniture, and
was easily searched."! I had just passed
the light under the bed and around and
behind everything, when Carl appeared at
the door, pale, trembling, and covered
with cold, clammy perspiration.
" 'Is he alive V beratner gasped than
" 'No,' I replied, 'nor has there beea
any life in him since his breath went out.'
" 'Alerciful God I he ejaculated, ner
vously grasping a chair for support, 'what
rang the bell then ?' ,:
" 'That is the mystery I am trying to
solve,' said I. 'It is possible there may
be some person concealed here.
"I cautiously pened a door of a long,
deep closet as I spoke, in which hung the
clothes of the deceased, and went in and
examined it thoroughly. No other human
being was there, and nothing had been
disturbed. There was no other outlet to
the room except the door communicating
with the apartment in which we had been
watching, and the two windows looking
out upon a lawn, and the sashes were
closed and curtains drawn, showing co
signs of recent disturbance. I then re
examined the room, and particularly the
bed, without making any new discovery.
" 'This is all very strange I Baid I,
half musingly, and looking inquiringly at
Carl 'very strange indeed I'
" 'It must have been something super
natural,' he replied, in a hollow whisper ;
and moving over to the chest in the con
ner, he sank down upon it. As he did so
the sharp click of the spring-lock caused
him to spring up as if shot. For a mo
ment or two lie stood trembling, and then
said, with more nerve":
" 'I believe I am a cowardly fool to be
scared at everything! I do not fear any
thing human, though," he added, 'but this
unearthly business unmans me.'
. "I now re-examined the corpse to be
sure there were no signs of life in it, and
found not only death there but the begin
ning of decomposition. Perfectly sure of
this, we went into the other apartment
and sat down to wait through the remain
der of the night and ponder the mystery.
Scarcely were ire seated before we fancied
we heard dull, muffled sounds in ibe Wd
room, followed by somethii:; like a smoth
ered human groan. Carl's teeth now near
ly chattered with terror, and I confess I
never felt less courageous in my life.
These strange noises only continued for n
short time, and gradually died away into
silence, after which we were disturbed no
"In the course of time our friend was
buried, and some time after the funeral
we proceeded to open his strong box, or
chest, according to his directions. Then
it was that our supernatural mystery had
a natural but horrible explanation.
"In that chest was the black and decay
ing corpse of one whom we all knew in
life. The following ia our conjecture :
"Cognizant of Adolph Hofer's money
and jewels, of their place of deposit, and
of our mode of watching the dead, he had,
on that eventful night, entered the dead
room through a window at an early hour,
and concealed himself in the closet till
midnight, and then set about his work of
robbery. Some accidental noise having
alarmed us, as he could tell from our con
versation, he had, cither in his haste to
secrete himself, or intentionally to frighten
us still more, rung the bell in the manner
stated, and then got into the chest, which
had a powerful snrincr-ln-'k. Mv friend
r- i o j .
Carl, by accidentally sitting down on this, j
had sealed his doom ; and his subsequent
groans and terrible efforts to burst from
his narrow prison were tho strange noises
which had so disturbed us the second time.
The man's death was a fearful retribution,
and the discovery of his dead body spoiled
an otherwise wonderful ghost story."
TuRii.uxa Scexe. About half-past
eight o'clock yesterday morning the dwell
ing of William "Sautage, on Wight street,
between Campau avenue and Cheno street,
took fire during the absence of all the
members of the family, except the young
children, who were locked inside while the
mother went to a neighbor's. The flames
spread rapidly, and before any effort could
be made to check their progress the en
tire building was wrapped in a sheet of
fire. The agonized mother rushed into
the burning biulding with the intention of
saving her babes, but the smoke and hot
air stifled her, and she was compelled to
abandon the undertaking. It seemed as
though the children must surely perish,
so fiercely did the destructive element rage
the flames leaping and curling above the
doomed building like a mass of writhing,
angry serpents. Tho mother was in des
pair, and her acreams for help were truly
pitiful. Finally a young man, named
William Plass, determined to undertake
the reieue of the children. Wrapping
wet blanket about his person, he sprang
into the building, and groping bis way to
the kitchen, where they were known to be,
he brought them forth in safety, rive
minutes' delay would in all probability
have sealed their fates, but happily they
were uninjured, although their clothing
was considerably scorched. ; luegralcfu
mother could find no words to express her
joy to the heroic preserver of her ehilelrea.
Dttrcit t re:
Rwtuauce or a Double Marriage.
The following tale a port of Enoch
Ardeu romance is told by the Chit-ago
Post. It cone ns one John Edwards,
who married at the breaking out of the
war, and shortly after enlisted and march"
ed bravely South to escape domestic ty
ranny at home.
Of course she shed a few tears when
ha went away, and he very likely did the
same. It is u port of generally entertnin
etl sentimental belief that all soldiers are
at one time or other the proprietors of
popular tears which they wipe away, and
that they talk a good deal about their
mothers. However that may be in reali
ty, certain it is that if Edward ever did
think about his wife he took no steps to
let her know it. She came to the conclu
sion after a time that he was dead. At
the same time that this comfortable assu
rance settled itself upon her mind, another
tender appeal was made to her heart.
Mr. Edward Walker saw her, was charm
ed with her, spoke orthodox nonsense to
ber no doubt, after the usual fashion, "of
fered to take such care of her as had never
been taken before, and at the same time
promised to be a father to her boy.
He became consequently the husband
of the blooming young widow, and the
father not only of the boy to whose pa
rentage he had really no very well authen
ticated claims, but also another cherub,
also a boy, who he knew owed his exis
tence to the fact that he and the widow
had come to a mutual understanding
There was no disagreements between the
second husband and the very loving and
estimable lady. Everything went on in
their household as merry as if there had
been a perpetual chime going on in it of
marriage bells. They never calculated
upon the appearance of an Enoch Arden
on the scene. They never thought, per
haps, of the soldier, who, though he
was supposed to be respectably and hon
orably defunct, was, in fact, actually
alive. He was happy. He may have
called to mind at times certain family
reminiscences in connection with the wife
and boy, but he did not grieve much
about their loss nor make particular in
quiries regarding their well being. He
invested some money he had in purchasing
a goodly farm in this State, and felt him
self supremely hppy.
Enoch Arden, it will be remembered,
when he fouiul that his wife was married,
sneaked into the garden, peeped in through
the window at her and her miller, saw
that they were happy, and his own family !
was thriving, and then went disconsolate
ly away, and felt miserable until the day
he died. The chances are that if he had
gone boldly in, seeing how fondly Annie
had remembered him for a very long time,
and what reverence he was held in by the j
honest miller, that he would have relin
quished her, and perhaps advanced him a
few hundred pounds in order to build a
boat and commence business again.
Edwards did net groan at all when
happening to come into this city about six
months ago he encountered his former
wife accompanied by his boy, and the
other one who was not his. They stoptted,
on the contrary, and shook hands. He
asked her how she was doing. She in
formed him how nicely she was situated,
and asked him to come and take tea. He
went and took tea. The two husbands
liked each other immenscdy.
They smoked sundry pipes together,
pipes of peace they were, and both spoke
admiringly of their mutual wife. She sat
beside them with her two boys beside her,
each of the happy little ones conversing
at timc6 with their respective fathers. It
was one of the pleasjintest of pleasant
parties. Even the old disputes that had
once made the household unhappy were
tenderly revived and laughed about, and
husband number one took his departure,
feeling in his heart as he thought of the
very fascinating lady, that husband num
ber two was blessed.
In a short time there came an mwta-
ion irom numocr one, tor me wne ana
her little progeny to visit him at his farm.
She went, and the children went, and it
was the gayest time for all that eithet had
ever enjoyed. The young wife saw no
end of amiable qualities in her first hus
band, and thought that she would like so
much to cive him another trial. She
communicated with husband number two.
and he knowing all the circumstances of
the case, expressed himself as being in a
pleasantly Barkis condition of mind. He
was "willin." The whole matter was
then speedily arranged. It was agreed
that Edwards should take bis turn in nc-
ceptiag the responsibilities of the family.
Both the boys are to be his boys, and tho
wife to be his wife, and the only formula
now to be gone through is the procuring
a divorce from husband number two, after
which there will be a wedding, and the
discarded husband will give away the
bride. The whole arrangement is in the
highest degree pleasant, and it i espe
cially gratifying to know that both the
husbands heartily congratulate each other
on the event.
A raECOCiocs specimen of Young
America sot lost at a county fair ia New
Jersey, and went bawling around, much
to the anoyance of some quiet people,' who
inquired the cause ot his gnei. fie an
swered with suppressed sobs, "I want my !
mammv : that's rwhat's the matter. I
tdd tbe darned thine she'd loe roe."
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A SAB CASE.
The Washington Star of November
IGth sbvs : A little more than a year
ago n yournr lad' in the interior of Penn.
sylvania, left her koine and came to this J
city in the hope of securing an appoint- j
inent in one of the Departments. She
was urged to this tep by the poverty of i
her parents, and the fact that she was the
eldest of six children, and she but seven-
teen years old. She arrived here with
very little money, saved up by teaching,
and with no friends in the city. She tried
for a long time without succes, to get a
place, until her money was gone ; she
could not go home, and alone and friend
less, io a strange city, with a month's
board due, the poor girl knew not what to
In this situation, n good angel, an it
seemed to her, in the form of a young man
who boarded at the same house, came to
her aid. He learned her fctory, told her
he had a sister, and for her sake he would
help her : so he advanced Ler money to
pay her board, and promised to aid her in
getting a situation. He seemed so good,
so gentlemanly, that she placed all confi
dence in him. In a short time her debts
were doubled, she had no situation, and
he told her that ndthing could be done for
her. The girl was nearly crazy ; the
landlady was threatening, and then she
found that Satan indeed could clothe him
self in the garb of an angel of light, for
the young man took advantage of the
power he had gained, and the young girl,
driven to desperation, fell. He took hsr
to a remote part of Georgetown, and kept
her as his mistress, using threats to pre
vent her firm seeking help from any one,
and compelling her to write to her people
that she had at last got a clerkship, on the
penalty of being exposed to them and to
the world. lie soon wearied of her, and
deserted her. She sought him out and
begged of him to give her just money
enough to go home ; she would go to her
parents, confess all to tKem, and try to
save herself ; but the brute spurned her
with a curse. Is it a wonder that she
commenced a career which could end only
in tleath ! Another young man learned
cf the case, and tried to aid her ; he offer
ed hec money to go home, but she said it
was too late ; be then tried to find her
parents, but she would not tell their ad
dress. She was lout sight of for several
month, but a few evenings since a color
ed boy called on him, and said a dying
woman wished to see him. After some
hesitation he followed him to a low den
in the city, where curses loud and deep
resounded, and in a miserable room, upon
a bed of Btraw, lay the poor gill, and dy
ing. She thanked him for his kindness,
gave him the address of her parents, and
immediately expired. He telegraphed to
her father, who came on to take her re
mains home. With the aid of a few
friends, money was given him by the kind
youth, and he took her away. It was
agonizing to behold the grief of the white
haired old man as he bent over his daugh
ter's cold form, calling to her with words
of endearment. His heart was almost
broken, and he would not be comforted.
He did not wish any legal measures insti
tuted Rgiiinst the seducer, so he goes un
punished ; nay, more, he moves in the
best society, and smiles sweetly upon the
laughters of for d mothers, who think
him to be a mold youth.
II Ann on Tin OFKictna. The lying
down anecdote below comes to us from a
re--ahle friend :
Trees, stumps and rocks were some
times in demand during the progress of a
fight. A gaod lying place (not a lawyer's
office) might often be turned into cash.
As for instance, a member of Company V ,
Fourteenth N. C- I . (by the way, the
company with which Gov. Vance entered
l . . " , " I "
ine aruiy as capiam,; was giving ins
friends at home an account of a very fierce
fight on the Peninsula. He said : "We
were marching through a thick wood to
flank a portion of the enemy, and just as
we entered the edge of an old field three
or four Yankee batteries opened on us at
short range, with grape and cannister.
Such a storm I never saw since I was born.
The colonel shouted out, 'lie down P and
down we fell quick, bat the dirt and gravel
flew all over us, and there was not a thing
in the world to shield us from the terrible
btorm, and we had to just lie still and
"Why didn't you get behind a tree?'
suggested a deeply interested listener.
Tree, the devil," said Comiaiy r,
"there wasn't enough trees for the oni-
A Chanticleer that Knew Some
thing. A Democrat in a neighboring
rural district savs that on the evening of
the election, juBt before six o'clock, the
time for closing the polls, he was sitting
down to tea, when he told his wife he
would go to the city and hear the election
news. "It may be bad," said she. "If
I thought so 1 wouldn't go," he replied.
Just then an old rooster that spends his
nights on a tree close to the house, com
menced crowing lustily, and continued for
some time. The occurrence was so unu
sual a one, for a cock to crow when he
had just gone to his roosting place, that
his wife 6aid, "You need not fear to go ;
I'll bet the nfcws ia good the old rooster
knows it ;" and he did go, and was so
elated at finding the old cock was right
tWat h did not jet henvi till morning.
The first Christian-marriage in the Uni
ted States took plica in Virginia between
John Lay don and Ann Hurras, 1G08.
Pocahontas married Roif, au English
man, in 1S10. She was a poor Poke a
very common sort of a 60 'Jaw, and didn't
do the things told of her.
Virginia Dare was ike first child born
of Christian parents in the United .State
The firrt child born of English parents
in N w England was Pcregriue White.
The first Christian marriage in New
England took place between Edw'd Wins
low and Susannah White.
JuJge liiilington was the first man exe
cuted for murder in the Plymouth colony.
The first literary production of the Eng
lish colonist? in America was the transla
tion of Ovid' Metamorphosis, by George
Sandys, of Virginia
In 1G39 John Hays was elected Gov
ernor the first general election in Hart
ford. Samuel Green whs the first printer in
America, and he first printed tho "PVee-
I m:n's Oaih,'" in Cambridge, Mass
Rev. Thomas Hooker, the first minister
in Connecticut, died in 1G97, aged sixty
one years. His church was about where
the east end of State House Yard now is,
and had a thatched roof.
Miles Standish, the hero of New Eng
land, died in 1636. A principal branch
of his family went to Wethersford, where
the family name still flourishes.
GofFe and Whalley, the regicides, arriv
ed in lioston in 1620. The "cavt," at
West Rock, is only less celebrated in
Connecticut than Putnam's wolf Jen.
Wm. Penn's first treaty with the In
dians was in 1682.
Elihu Yale, the benefc!or of Yale Col
lege, died in Knglnnd in 1721,
Geo. WhitefielJ, ihe celebrated preach
er, airived in this country in 1740,
In 1741 lour w hite persons were exe
cuted, thirteen negroes burnt and eighteen
hanged for a conspiracy to burn the City
of New York.
Benjamin Franklin made his electrical
experiments in 1752. Franklin died ia
Peter Randolph, first President of the
American Congress, died in 1775.
John Hancock, Henry Laurens, Arthur
Lee and Rodger Sherman, died in 1793.
In which year four thousand perse ns died
in Philadelphia of yeHow fever.
Prof. Waterhouse, of Cambridge, Mas
sachusetts, introduced the inoculation of
kine pock into the United States in 1800.
Up to that time - people were inoculated
with small pox. nd sent to a "pest house"
in some lonely place to take their chances
of living or dying from this method of
preventing small pox.
In 1780, Dr Carroll, of Maryland,
was consecrated the first Catholic Bishop
Journeymen Printers are a restive s.fc
of men, who seem ever inclined to cIho-m
their business and their location, yet they
retain a regard fur "The Art," which
often brings them back to the old iraJ.
Vi should not be sui prised to sea Simon "
Cameion back j'g.Vin in a printing office,
or any others of the craft who have ac
quired wealth or honors in tlie various
pursuits of life. Generally ambitious for
"something better than type sticking,"
and from the nature of the business, usu
ally intelligent, they ure fitted to tnn,ni'8 c
in oilier pui suits of every kind. Proba
bly Congress generally has members, like
Colfax and Cameron, who graduated from
the printing offL-e ; other legislative bod-
ies always have mote or less ex-printers I
among their members. The army end
. ' o
has many punters among the ofa- S
cers and the privates. Thy enter all the
learned professions, in short they ar found
everywhere in all walks of life. The de
sire and the ability to do better than to
work at the trade, is so great that th
large uinjority of those who learn it, leav
the buciness in early life, so that it ia
somewhat rare to find an old man work- '
ing in a printing office.
We were lately thiukiag of our former '
mates in B. L. Hamlin's printing office,
in N H., and recounting their history ,
wtich seemed worthy of mention. Two
of the printers in that office left the trade,
graduated at Y'ale College, and were ad
milted to the bar. Another graduated at
.1 II A .
iue lueuicui couvgw. Anoiuer oecame a .
wealthy merchant in Huston. One of f'
them is now an editor. Three ?ubs.-
quently owned large printing offices, nl-iuh
they now carry oa, and this includes all
there were in that office except oue apprea- .
tice who became a hotel dark. Amouor A
the craft in other offices at that
time, oho '
subsequently graduated at tbe head of his
?iass in x rinuy -couege ana is now an ,
Episcopal minister in this county, having . .
recently been the editor of this denomina- ' i
tional journal. Two others edited and. n
published the Courier. At one time there S
were three lawyers, two ministers, two) ;.
physicians and one prominent school teach- j
er in New llaven, who were exprintfg.
We might extend this list further butt,
enough is stated to show the ten1 y.mnr fix
Fir - . ii
typos to "something better than typ
sticking " If a Biographic?! Dictionat
of Printers should ever be 'printed, it wou'
bean exceedingly interesting volume
the craft, and not without interest to tl
public at hirg. BruLport SUmJL
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