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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA OCTOBER n, 1865.
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Published by Theodore Sehoch.
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ILA Ivcrtisemcnts oi J'U"''--ui iiyi.i iiiicm ur
Jes. oncor three inseriions 1 au. bach additional
3ertin, SO cents. Longer ones in propoition
r OF ALL KINDS,
txeoBtei in the highest style of the Ail.and on the
most rcasorfiblc terms.
In the School House.
Surely God the Lord was with us,
In-the school-house just up there;
Did you hear the little children
Lisping such sweet words of prayer?
All without a heavenly halo,
And within a throne of light
Where the King, with hosts of angels,
Came to see the wond'rous sight;
Came to hear them tell the story,
Of His never changing love ;
'Came to see them paint the glory
That was waiting them above.
Surely 'twa3 the Savior talking
In their voices, soft and low ;
He had quickened, He had taught them,
Eisc they ne'er had loved ilim so.
Do you ask me, Where is heaven?"
In the school-house just up there;
Where you'll here the little cnihlren
Lisping such sweet words of prayer.
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ftice. However, Jacob is a practical man,
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tber the oil oozed
en loose in the c
tiu vit oj;cuuixiwuu. ' other fiin"-s in nronortion he arrived -it ny wen no. jjlc Kind oi stumoica
, .3 i, r . .i Many of the streets are over two miles VillLl Uil"a! 111 piuputno", anncu xit; j -.-, n i- , n
A decidedly funny transaction m oil I. h ( a , , d atra:ht ' the residence of his inamorata, where he aml ful1 over doggedly replied Doran.
occurred in Erie City a few days since. ;f , l ' lu . " , , . was kindly received, and his horse prop- j"1 3"ou S aSaInst parental authority?
M, Jacob Althoff, of the Ahhoif well, "j, ; criy cared for-being turned into pasU. I Wt I a right to punish my own child
discovered a. few days since tha- his ccl-;llr(. qurrold ti jj -m. i10Ues The uight passed away and three o'clock ren
lar was partly filled with oil. lie always; " .", .,,,.).. i.:..,.. - in the morning arrived. Three o'clock "Certainly, you have," responded Mr.
A .11 vuutiuiw.
.. , riM x . l i r,pnerc. xue eitv is uunc iu tne lorm or
pumping it out. J hirty-two barrels of r r i 1 r i i ir -i
r er. . i : ,i , i a square of about fcur aud a half miles on
good quality petroleum were thus secured. , Tt , ,T 4 .
T .-i i i. i v-i , , ...aside. Its length from JS. to S. is 4,lb6
David ivcuucuv and Co. have a large oil , , , 8 . nr . ,M1 5 ,
c . . " ,, , . i.T xt yards, aud from h. to W. is 8.41)1 yards,
rcfiuery iust across the roaa from Altnoii s r.,, ,. -,T -i x c
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thought they made a good
They contracted for all Ja
oil at the came rate. The
latter iMic'd patiently for sore to coll
?Icaii while Kennedy & Co. had occa
to examine their uuuerirrouuu tank. -
Near the tank was found a crevice, and j
hey smelt something beside oil. Thej j
oon found that when their tank wus h:l
ed up to this crevice the oil found its way
out of the tank, and penetrated iuto their
neighbor's cellar." They only lost con
siderable of their oil, but had bought
hack thirtv two barrels of it at over six
holding some eight hundred barrels - ,. . "j , : J J them safely on thejence, w
!tl,oU snowed tnem t he o:i, and nej , , a , Jid , former! v occunied chase ith unscreened
bougnt tne t uny two parrei at auom ? tIie'vicc a.,d now b 3iaxiluill'iaili , the wet grass after his horse
fix dollars a barrel quite a reasonable- , . .,x,,J,, :r 1 Ileturnina to the fence w
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to seud iu a
bill for damage done to his
cellar by filling it with petroleum,
money so far received of course
tains. Pittsburg Chronicle.
The Speed of Railroads.
i ue urea tu """:
England travels at the rate of forty three,
nulcsanhour including stoppages or,
The Great Western Express to Exeter,
forty mue miles an hour without iaclaa-;
lony nine nines an uoar wiinouL iau au-
ng stoppages. Jo attain lliis rate, a
. . a a I "
liiirl.t'- innr cf.iflflllC
and in cer-i
tain experimental trips, seventy miles anj
hour have been reached. A speed of
seventy miles an hour is about equiva
lent to thirty yards per second, or thirty
five vards between Lwo beats of a common
another; if painted red, they would ap-
pear collectively as a continuous
If two trains
with this speed passed
relative velocity would !
iir1i nflinr t!ir nl:iflVf VftloiiltV
nl tl. ..:.,., .nrn cm-mill- f.i ri ic l,.n,r it
nM bv ir, n si nolo lmill. Sun- ,
"j e - i
posing the locomotives which draws such
z train to have driving whee
Is seven feet
in fi?imotr thp.sfi wheel
five times in a second : the valve moves'
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UUU tlJU aiUHUl tOVU JV,g ivxx v.x.u ... -
xi, i... noi'irtnc inn Timns in fi sr. i
cond-but as there are two cylinders,
which act alternately there are really
twenty puffs or escapes of steam in a sc -
cond. The locomotives can be heard ta
"cough." when moving slowly, the cough
,n,,.4 I, hp.nhrnnt emission I
. Xl fMUv : but .
via ii i'w i;iitfU ui l J
is equal to nearly one fourth of a cannon
ball: aud the momentum of a whole train
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movin- at such a speed, would be nearly
do ars per uarrei : ar.c naa coniracieu ioi r , . .
, 1 . . , , , , rings, canabie ot accommodating fifteen
keep on doing so ! I he leak was stop- Li i' i i i
, , . . ,, . thousand persons each, ten hospitals,
ped instanter, and A tholt s cellar is not I , . ,.r ... ' 1 '
1 , '. . . . . ! three public libraries, one snuseum.au-f-o
valuable as it was. Mr. A. threatens i - i. , , r'.,AA : u;'i
All nliiofis Tuvir tha eve ol a nas-
wn-cr traveliuir at this rate will pass by Puu ui l aunuu iui - -" , -.m T, pasture wa3 thoroughly scoured,
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his eve? in the thirtv fifth r-art of asccond: ' fruits, llowers and vegetables raised tl t, adiacent the :ujacant thicke
andifthirty-five strikes were erected at " the beautilul gardens in the vicinity , y.lOQ lo , our her0 ,va3 driven from his
the side of the road, a yard asunder, they 'to, market, lhc remains of tne celcbra- j Jair b the kcen sceut of the dogSj an
would uot be distinguishable one from ted floating garaens called Chmanipas, gafe aud gQUnd inus the Huene
niy couuu5 per seeuuu, uu . . , . ., , i fJ .,, , . .... i nW,r .,:o1,n,l 'H,!
, i j .-.x Ur 90 uesiieiaLUiy iumii vunuxi uuu -v uvcuui uu mui tu;u uum sum. umti nwwumi ,
rated by tne ear, their luaiwduaixtv : ri, u ;i n, mnnirnv w , t nn in.nimi.in nli.l "TI
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COmiUK JOSU il iwumuuti. V I , . . , U;;,i.r . t i- ii' ...,.,,! Tf l,rtn rnn !nnn ll
1 j C...1. L.At ..n ennnrt till; lUtlJC VI vimj w.v. -----I " LI 'vUO X, V' i v-'""r5
equivalent to the aggregate force of a, one ol the goos oi tne jnzieciiH,
number of cannon balls equal to one-fourth .'and Tcnuchili, which signifies the fulhll-
of the weight of the train.
The other nMit a landlord discovering
nf liiQ ftustomers drunk", siosmng
sick, and I ain't drunk, but 1 am slight-;
ly discouraged !" j
j . ....
about in the mire, went to his assistance, i try. .
and setting him up on his feet, inquired I I will conclude my sketch of idexico
if "he was sick or what was the matter ?" , by giving Madam Caldcron's description
"No" snid the boozy customer, "I ain't of the valley, as seen from the heights ol
City" of Mexico.
The City of Mexico, capital of the Em-
iv : x i :.. xi. . o. . . n
V"v ""tnn r u , Same
nauie, ,400 feet above the level of the
mi W. of Tampico, on the gulf of Mexico,
and 270 N. of Acapulco, on the Pacific
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.Uccan. Jbrorn Washington Citv it is 9. -
The present city occupies onlv nart of
jthe site of the ancient City of Teniochit
lau, which was founded, according to the
traditions of the natives, in 1327, or two
centuries uetore its conquest by Cortez.
The location is near Lake Tuseuco, the
waters of which, with the other lakes in
the vicinity, have been on the decrease
for several centuries. "Mexico is un
doubtedly," says Humboldt, "one of the
finest cities ever built by Europeans m
either hemisphere. With the exception
of Petersburg, Berlin, Philadelphia, and
Westminister, there does not exist a city
of the same extent which can be compar
cd to the capital of new Spain, for the
uniform level of the ground on which it
stands, for the regularity and' breadth of
the streets, and the extent of the public
places. The architecture is generally of
a very fine style, and there are edifices of j
ja very beautiful structure. Two sorts of
, hewn stone give to the Mexican build
ings an air of solidity and of magnificence.
j lhc balustrades and nates arc all of Bis-
caj' iron, ornamented with bronze aud
the houses instead of roofs, have terraces
j like those of Itally and other Southern i
'of them having three stories, cach from
!w m i:ii;u. j. :iu nuiiis oi most
j c , - . L ... , ,
i oi tnc houses are paiutcd in dinerent col-
. vm tr i ur in i ui i iii t r v n i' v c fir run nr inc.
j. u i juzii i'iaui ur vjreaL oc uarc is one
icent building The west by a range of
shops, with piazzas called there Port
ales, in front, the south part with houses
with portales, and a fine building called
Casa del Estado or commonly la Dipu
tacion. Near the suberb of San Cosmo
is the Alemcda a fine park.
J ishes, containing thirty-seven convents;
hiteeu of monks and twenty-two of nuns,
s'eventy eight churches exclusive of the
cathedral, six cemeteries, three public
promenades, three theatres without mcn-
uuutur cciuiai ui uiiuiiui uiuci. uuii
IfTt'fI!lV' It II ll'tl V . Mill Tllll'll III . I. I I :i II
, i . .. 'n.. :
mint, which is the most extensive estab- i
tiifciimcnt oi uie kiiiu iu ujo wuriu, auu in i
j which silver to the amount of many rail- j
lion? is coined every year. The botaui-
ical garden is small but rich in rare and j
: t-.i x i -j . xi u ...j . i
interesting productions, it is handsomely
, walkg bordcrcd with el t ,
of fio in the ceatre is a jar
i basI gu ,icd b a fountain wj
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mi i v
A A. W
The city is supplied with water by two
aqueducts, about four miles long, each
containing nearly a thousand arches.
The canal or Chalco, which extends from
the lake of that name to the city affords
an avenue for couveying in canoes the
"e near tne lacsanu are now stationary,
.i t i i .
j was formerly subject to inundations from
tbe lakes, to prevent which a gap in the
mountains, 12 miles long and oOO feet
was cut uown at an immense ux-
1607 to" 1880. Eight mil-
f dllarS WUS CXpCttdcd.
perpetual summer, the atmosphere pure '
aud healthy and the water excellent. :
There are many pleasant nucs out oi tne
at xr fi m nn
"' Ti " "M""i
)ug others, tnose oi lacuoaya, ;
jia, ana oan ugc.. .
The ancient city of Mexico o W
, chitlao, was taken by Cortez on the 14th
J August lo2G, after a siege of seventy-
'"ve days during which time more than
, 1 11 1
two nuuurea inousauu anemia iuSt
tlieir lives. They defended the city so ;
I -.. - rt it I
It was called iu exico irom tne name oi
mttnt of a Dromise.
I The population of the city is about two
hundred thousand, composed oi an tne
amerenc riices wui
terrace that runs through
ui i: i.i i i ? i i tit iti .1 iii'ititiiii kiii'iif. iiii,ii. cjj
Llll. I1U1 i II iTIUl. Ill I Hi: i..l ill li.i. 1 i . . IM.I w it I I I
.1 x 1 .. . I, x nn..Ilrf l..i Irt Hiictrntr nil I 1. ! ... t . nnrnn iticttnMr '
IWU iuuuuuiug u -xw -"-'e" "D i
the castle, the view forms the most mag- j
nificent panorama that can be imagined
JLhc whole valley of Mexico lies stretched
out as in a map, the city itself, with in
numerable churches aud convents, the
two great aqueducts which cross the plain,
the avenues of elms and poplars which'
lead to the city, the villages, lakes and
plains which surround it. To the north
the magnificent cathedral of Our Lady of
Gaudalope.to the South the villages of,
., a c A-..I ..jnv..i
Which seem nm!.n,nmJ Tin fron, lll-n nn
which seem embosomed in trees, liko an,
im mouse garden
And if in the plains:
below there are man' uncultivated fields,
yet with its glorious enclosure of moun
tains, above which tower the two mighty
volcanoes, Popocatepetl aud Tztaccihautt,
the Gotr and Maror of the Vnllev. of
whose giant sides great volumes of misty
clouds were rolling, and with its turcoise
ivlinln lniwLnonn .. r, ..T f .... xl
" "uit jauuai-.ijji;, uo 1IUU1 LUIS!
height is one of nearly unparalleled beau-j
Courting iu Iowa.
The following circumstances happened
iu Cedar county, Iowa :
A certain young man being out ona;'oac
courting expedition, came late on Sunday
evening, and in order to keep his secret
from his young acquaintances determined j down ! Why, what do you mean, neigh
to bo at home bright and early Monday ibor Ilanford ?"
morning. Mouuted on his horse, dressed !
O ' I
cd in his fine white summer pants aud 1
was the time for him to depart, so that he
might arrive at home before his Comrades
was stirring. lie sallied forth to the pas
ture to catch his horse, but there was a
difficultythe grass was high aud loaded
To venture in with white!
pantaloons on, would rather take the
starch out of them and lead to his detec
tion. It would not do to go in with his
white unmcutionablcSjSO he quickly made
his resolve- He carefully disrobed him
self of his valuable whites and placed
hile he gave
here he had
safety suspended his lily unmentionables,
0 horrible utclu : what a- sicht met his
eyes ! The field into which his horse had
been turned was not ouly a horse, but a
j calf pasture too, and the naughty calves,
' attracted by the white flag on the fence,
: had Letaken themselves to it, and, calf
like, had eaten them up I Only a few
well chewed fragments of his once valu
' able portion of the wardrobe remained
only a few threads just sufficient to in
dicate what they once had been ! What
a pickle was tins for a nice young man to
It was now daylight and the farmers
were up, and our hero far from home with
with no covering for his traveling aparat
us." It would not do to "0 back to the
house of his ladv love, neither to no to
town 10 Plj?hfc- r,here was oul? one
resource leit to mm : mat was to score e
!eif in the bushes for some time, and
lfc H"? be ,"li,l.lu that h,s ietrh"Ss tow"
1 ,c ,C!lH kll4 were not ot the most
l!ieu,y character in consequence. J5ut,
intruded upon. By and by the boys,
who had oeen out to iced the calves, re
turned with the remnants of the identi
cal white garment which had adorned the
lower life of their late visitor.
They were mangled and torn to shreds!
9 lit (I.
, Au inquest was held over them. Some
, awful fate had befallen the man. The
' neighbors were summoned to search for
the mangled corpse, and the posse, with
dogs and arms, set out with all speed.
An explanation then ensued at the ex
pense of our hero, but he was successful
in the end and married the lady, and is
now living comfortably iu one of the
flourishiug towns of lows
i man by the nanrc-of Carey, living in
Greenfield had on his place a smal
orchard which had suffered by th
redatioas ot persons ununown
On Fri -
day evening last, uarey sent
t his son, a
, ' l . .. x x i I. . 1.
Doy or sevcnicen yea h, out 10 iuo
Bald directing him to shoot any trespass-
cr. The boy on approaching the peach
tree8 saw something dark moving among
Uiem, and at once nrcu ; ne uieu iciurn
ed t0 the house saying,
"Father I fetch-
ri wt 1 Mr R,,v,W wliom!
UVUI tV7 U. UU1KUUU1 13, XV xx. J )
he addressed, saying, "my boy has shot
something among the peach trees, and I
am afraid it is your son." Snyder an-
swered that "it could uot be, for his son
had Cst gone down to turn" iff thc cows." ,
The men, however, proceeded to the spot,
where they found the body of youtrgbny-
der pierced through the breast by three
buckshot. The scene that ensued, beg-
ars description. The Oaroy's were lqdg-
?d in inil on Sundav. Youujr Snyder
l.u xxx lx. " J c J . . , . .. I
was twenty-one years oU.Scr anion lie- "This is a humiliating narrative, neigh
miblican, Oct". 5. r Doran,, aud I would not have related
A Father's Lesson.
A STORY rilOM ACTUAL LIFE.
"What do you mean by such careless-
Willian, a fine lad of twelve years
"Take that !" he added, striking the boy
ateavyblow on the side of the he ad,
c,i u i- xi.'
. ;'uu auu ropuauug uie
,bl0w? fs, spoke, the last of which
" P?J r a that was
uy ,B c. up uuw
. aild S the llOUSC,
a,n" 0 !nt0,tllG .'i01130' c.nmoa tlie
IIl.clT: sce ?ou c,an 1 ceP out. ot
miscniei tor a winie, ana stop that crying
. ' . . J O
orJIIgivoyou soiDothing tocrjfor.
m The boy started for the house, struggl-
ing to suppress ms sobs as he went.
uTf : i i, -in j i
"it is astonishing, said Doran, addres -
s,,nS a bor named George Ilanford
, 7 l i i i x i i i
firm KPfln nnrl hoorrl trlioft hnil rtnasml
troublesome boys are. Just sce
these oats now that I've got to pick up from
that boy's carelessness." and he pointed
to a'measure of oats which William had
"And it was for that trifle that you as
saulted your child aud knocked him
down !" replied Hauford in a sorrowful
Doran looked up from the oats in sur
prise and repeated :
"Ass.mltnd niv nlnld nnrl l-nnrkprJ Ti?m
- 'J usfc what 1 said- L)id you uot knock
.1. . I M I .1.1 mi
the child ovur thaL Plow ?
Ilanford, "in a proper manner and is a
proper spirit, but not otherwise. Do you
think that a father has a right to revenge
himself upon his child ?"
!,t)r course not; but who istalkingabout
Well, friend Doran, let me ask you
another qucstiou. For what should a child
be punished V
"Why, to make- it better, and doit
good, of course," quickly answered Do
ran. "For any other purposes ?" quietly ask
ed Mr. Ilanford.
"Well, no, uot that I can think of just
now," replied Doran thoughtfully.
. "And now, my friend," kindly con
tinued Mr. Ilanford, "do you snppose
that your treatment to your son a few
moments ago did him any good, or has
increased his respect and affection for
you? The boy, I venture to say, is ut
terly uucotiscious of having done any
wroug, and yet you suddenly assulted him
with anger and violence, and gave him a
beating which no penitentiary convict
can be subject to without having the out
rage inquired into by a legislative com
mittee. But let me tell you a story. You
know my son Charles V
"The one that is preaching in Charjes
"You have probably noticed that he is
"I have noticed it," aaid Doran, "and
once aeked him how it happened, and he
told me he got hurt when a boy."
"Yes," responded Mr. Ilanford, with
emotion, -'the dear boy never could be
made to say that it was occasioned by his
father's brutality. But listen," he con
tinued, aa he saw that Doran was about
"When Charles was jvrsfc about the age
of your son William, he was one of tlie
most active and intelligent boys I had
ever seen. I was fond of him, aud espe
cially proud of his physical beauty and
prowess. But unfortunately, I was cur
sed with au irritable and violent temper,
and was iu the habit of punishing my
children uudcr the impulse of passion and
vengeance, instead of from the dictates
of reason, duty and enlightened affection.
"'One day Charley offended jnc by some
boyish aud trifling misdemeanor and I
treated him almost exactly as you treated
vnnr son onlv a few minutes ago. I
struck him violently, and ho fell upou a
pile of stones by his side, and injured 1113
hip so badly the result was he was crip
pled for life," said Mr. Ilanford in tones
of deepest sorrow and remorse, and cov
ering his face with his hands-.
A period of oppressive silence followed,
which was at last broken by Mr. Ilanford 'a
"When I found that my poor boy did
not rise from the stones on which he had
.fallen. J. seized him by the arm ana rude
ly pulled him to his feet, and was about
to strike him again, when' something that
I saw in his face his look arrested my
arm aud I asked if he was hurt.
" 'I am afraid I am, pa he mildly ans
wered, clinging to my arm for support.
"Where V I asked in great alarm, for
notwithstanding my brutality I fairly 1-
ere,' he replied, laying his hand
"Tn Ri.r:eft T took him in mv arms and '
carried him to his, bed, from which he ,
never rose the same bright, active, glo-
rious hoy that I had so cruelly struck-
down upon that pile of stones. Bu't after
many months he came forth a pale, sad-
dened little fellow, hobbling on a crutcn
Here Mr. Danford broto down, and
wept like a child, and thc tears also roll-
ed down Doran's cheeks. U hen he rc-
sumed Mr. Ilanford said :
it to you, had I not supposed that you
needed the lesson it contains. Tt is im
possible for me to give you any adequate
f . l rr rt i
notion of the suffering I have undergoue
' ? "oco"" r J -f T WJ
Jtn fortu1nato lfl h?s fbeC fove
i "X T 7i g ' to.that ?f y f?l"
Jy also, ihe remedy, thoujih terrible,
, m conip(it and uo'othcr cli,d f mine
h ' nttn;8had bv nio n,eant
, when x WM in fu,j - a!on an'd
, esercis(J of b fa.u,t;c.s and hn
sense f d" . , . d'tened and
softened by reason and affection.
; uT ,iniA if . mi
"I flfivnrP.fi niVSflr tn tiiv nnnr flhnvlar
1 from the time he left his bed, and we
j came tQ undcrstand cach otlcr as x think
v .x r .t i i mi.
but lew lathers aud sous ever do. The
1 v , c , , ..
JQ inudJ ha . f h- d J ,
something mod to think that perhaps his
I . . a . . .
j life has been happier in-the whole, than
! it would have been had I not been taught
his sacrifice. Still,
neighbor Doran, I should be sorry to have
you and your son William pass through a
"I trust that we shall not," emphati
cally and gravely responded Doran. "I
thank you for your story, friend Ilanford,
and I shall try to profit by it."
And he did profit by it. And we hope
that every parent who is capable of strik
ing his child in anger and petulance, that
reads this sketch from life, will profit by
Sanguinary Engagement with a Burglar
On Monday morning last about three
o'clock in the morning, Mr. Jas. Wait a
merchant at Hollisterville, was awakened
by a noise iu his room, aud looking from
his bed -where himself and wife were
sleeping in the second story of his house,
he discovered a man endeavoring to open
his Bureau drawer. lie immediately
leaped from his bed and caught him, one
arm around his body, and the other his
throat. The latter caught an immense
pair of false whiskers ;nd moustaches that
gave way to his grasp, leaving a finger
tightly clenched in the robbers mouth, a
severe struggle ensued, Mr. Wait holding
tightly to the robber, both went tumbling
down the stairs together.
At this the noise and cries aroused the
household, Mrs. Wait a feeble woman first
came to the rescue and as feeble as she
was having just recovered from a Billious
fever, grasped a foot and held on to the
best of her ability. He had by this time
passed through the sitting room into a
narrow entry when the burglar was still
sffort to rid himself of the
firm hold of Mr.' Wait, at this time his
son, some 18 years of age, came to his as
sistance. As soon as he entered the nar
row hall the scoundrel shot him in the
groin, a dangerous if not a fatal wouud,
rendering him powerless. Just then an
other and elder son came bringing a light,
whom he also shot, the ball taking effect
iii the left shoulder, but did not disable
him, he discharged two other shots that
urn not iae eiieet, ana snappcu tnree
other caps of his revolver that snapped
fire. 1 he last son also brought a revol-
ver with him and shot one ball through
the thigh and another slightly wounding
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wenc io tne wooupue auu lounu a ciuo,
and vigorously applied it over his the
Burglars head so that thc third blow
brought him down, he was then at their
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After a short time the neighbors were
aroused and such a house is seldom met?
blood marked thc skirmish from thc first,
the hall and porch was covered with blood
and torn garments.
A search being made while the robber
lay senseless on the ground, resulted in
the discovery ot a dark lantern ol bcautt
mi cuusuuuuuu, ah.uiuiuu kujjj, u icvui-1
ver, falsewhiskers, moustaches, match
box, atrd every other article necessary for
carrying on his uefarious business. Mr.
Wait was struck several times on the liead
aud face with the pistol, and bruised sc-
vcrClyall over his person, yet held fast
until the scoundrel was finished beyond
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all danger by the sotf. Thc robbes wtis
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ldcntihed as one ot tuosc who had heen
about the neighborhood peddling linen
Mr. Wait had about 500 in his wallet
iu the pocket of his pantaloons. Ths
was probably taken iirstj and before he
retired to a lower room, lie put a large
rag in the pocket book from which "he
had taken the nftiney.
This is the fourth robbery that has
been committed iu that vicinity within
the past year, and from ten to "twelve
thousand dollars taken, of which no part
has been recovered.
Since the above facts were received, we
learn the robber has so far recovered as
to be able to give his name, that he had
two accomplices, and one of them was in
the house when the skirmish commcUced,
but fled and reft him alone.
The circumstances connected with, the
affair should warn all persous to give these
travelih'sr' pack pedlevs a wide berth aud
a speedy dismissal from their premises,
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for many of them take that method to
obtain the localities and particulars of
houses they intend to make a descent
xxyoti.Scranton kegist cr.
l'8'G5, the number of dead letiers returned to
the Dead.IjGUer 0ffice in Washington was
a jtte under 400ot000. These contained
$050000 in cash, beside many other articles
of value. One million three handrod thous-
and of these
letcrs were returned to tjie
Good mental habits should be cultiva
ted by a wise supervision of a child's
reading when out of school. Most child-,
ren will read of their own accord, if they
can get hold of attractive books, and will
fly from the comparative drudgery 6f
school to the interesting volume of tra
vels, talcs or adventures, which stimula
tes the imagination, and requires no.ef-
fort. This tendency must be turned to'
good accouut and prevented from becom
ing a source of evil. Travels and adven
tures, if selected and well read, arc of
course useful, and the same may be said
of some tales. But never, perhaps, was
care in the selection of books especially
of those comprised under the general
term of "light literature," more necessary
than in the present day. The flippant
tone of some, the disgusting slang of oth
ers the exaggerated coloring of ft nother
class, arc. to the tender and impossible
mind of the. child, like attractive poison.
The imagination, over stimulated, be
comes jaded, and demanda more extrava
gant incidents, profounder mysteries, and'
darker horrors. And it is needless to say
that where this is the case the inclination
but, for a time, the cap. city for good
sound reading is lost. What is more sad
than to fiud young people blind to the at
tractions ofsomeofthe best specimens
of English literature indeed, utterly
ignorant of it while reading with mor
bid avidity socend and third rate works'
of exciting fiction ? This must be the
parent's care. I will set uo wicked thing
before miiic eyes is a resolve which ought
to apply especially to books. Many a
man has had to mourn the day when in
the impressible time of his youth he met
with a bad book. The mind becomes en
feebled, the moral tone lowered, and the
lifeorrupted by access to vicious litera
ture" in early life Home Life.
A Great National Curiosity.
The Sentinel, published at Jackson
ville, Oregon, of the 12th ulfc., says :
Several of our citizens returned last
week from a visit to the great sunken
Lake, situated in Cascade Mountains,
seventy-five miles northeast from Jack
sonville. This lake rivals the famous
valley of "Sinbad, the Sailor." It is
1 thought to average two thousand feob
down to the water all around. The walls
f are almost perpendicular, running down
into the water, and leaving no beach
The depth of the water i3 unknown, and
. its surface is smooth aud unruffled, as it
lies so far below the surface of the moun
tain that the air currents do not affast.it;
j Its length i3 estimated at twelve miles,
1 and its breadth at ten. There is an is-
land in its centre having trees upon it.
i No living man ever has, and probably
J never will be able to reach the water's
ed:e. It lies silent, still, aud mysteri
the bosom of the "'everlasting
hills," like a huge well, scooped out .by
flirt lifirvrla ft f flro irton f mru aP flin m nnn
tains -n thc unkrj-wn a b and
around it the imeval fJres& and
ward are kcepin The visiti t
fir i , f- c x.n th J
nf a nf pnrM. ii ,?rr. w
able to note several seconds of time from
the r t of fche until the ba struck
thc water. Such seems incredible, but it
Jg vouchcd for bj somc of our most reli.
ablc citizeng The Jakc Js cortainlj a.
fc renjarkabe CUT 0Slty.
A "Past" Ionian.
A dashing young woman named Nellie5
Otis, alias Burtis, has beeu arrested in
Boston for thc larceny -of SG,100 in mon-
; ey and government bonds, from a maniu
New lork, on Iriday night last. The
woman arrived in Bnstnn nn MnnnSv nnr.
created considerable excitement among
tbe sp0rtiug fraternity, exhibiting $3,000
at a tjmCj visiting the race? and paying
for 32 bottles of wine and other liquors":
gbe placed 2,000 in the hands of a young
man to keep for her, aud upon refusing
t0 rcturn ,700 of it, she made a com-
v.dDt at tiC pQliCc Office. Thc man was"
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found, aud 2,500 returuc
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iturued, as was sup-
rjoscd, to the rightful owner. The nan
from whom the money was stoleu iii' New7
York then made his appearance, and re
covered less than one-half of the G,4007
but refuses to prosecute thc wemau.-
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue"
this morning ordered, the following rulingt .
Traveling agents of manufacturers and
dealers, regarded as commercial brokers,
ffnder decision of August 18, are required tq
take out license only from August 1, instead
of May 1, at a charge for the remaining.,
portion of the. license year of S15, instead of
$20 for a full year.
The receipts from Internal RcvcnW to-"
day amounted to $1,405,117 45.
While Gen. Grant was en route from
Springfield to St. Louis, a crowd. ea
gerly pressed around the train while it
was stopping at Alton. Somebody stop
ped upon somebody's toes, and a fight
eiiBued, which spread like an epidemic
through thc crowd assembled. The train
moved off, leaving them to "fight it oui
ou that lino." A Gentleman in the crowd
cried out, as the train loft, "I never knew
Gen. Grant to go anywhere but what.he
got up a big fight."
OCT The Union IJcrry Conipany have car!
tied nearly 30,000,000 of passengers between1
Brooklyn and New York during the past yea
Without killing one of them !.