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Alice Bankgrove's Soldier.
The gnarled old veteran of an apple
tree that overhnng Sqnh BankgroveV
red brick boose was tosshis its Bonh6
of pink streaked npples to and fro in
the .September sunset ; the level beams
looked straight into the deserted rob
in's nest in its mossy frock ; and Alice
Bankrove stood in the door-way shad
ing her eyes with a pretty, sun em
browned hand, and looking the while,
as the western light, sifting thrungh a
canopy of moving leaves, covered her
with narrow lines and zigzags of trem
ulous gold, like a bird peeping through
the gilded wires of its cage !
"llome already, boys," she called
out, as the garden gate swung on its
creaking hinges, and the hazel eyes
flashed a snnny welcome down the
Boys, indeed 1 The boys whom Mi68
Alice apostrophized so patronizingly,
were two stalwart fellows, either of
whom could have picked the young
lady up with one hand handsome ol
ive cheeked young giants, with the
strength and symmetry of Hercules in
their thews and sinews, as might have
satisfied the shining heaps of newly
thrashed grain they had left piled on
the floor of the echoing, fragrant old
barn under the bill !
" But why do yon look so serious ? "
she added, the next minute. Ah, what
curve of the lip, what quiver of the
brow, ever escaped a woman's quick
eye i She read the two faces as if they
had been open books.
" We have been talking, Alice," said
the younger, a dark, open browed
young man f about twenty, leaning
up against the doer-way. " i am go
ing to ask your father to get another
hand to finish off this fall's work."
Alice 6tood in astonishment.
" What for, Harry ? Irad hasn't
been teasing you again, has he!"
Harry Moore burst into a great,
"As if Irad's nonsense ever seriously
annoyed me 1 No, Alice the truth ofjfal rumors of
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t he niattter is that 1 teel iiko a toot
thrashing wheat here, when I ought
to be standing in the ranks with a
musket on my shoulder, fighting for
the Stars and Stripes as my grandfa
ther fought at Lexington and Bunker
Hill 1 "
And as bespoke bis dark eves spark
led with inward fire, and a flush came
on his sunburned cheek.
"Hero him talk !" said Irad Curtis,
shugging his shoulders. "All moon
shine, say L Time enough to fight
for the old flag when the old flag
hasn't men enough to do its work, and
send word for Hal Moore and Irad
Curtis to come along and lend a hand.
Heanwhile let every man mind his
own business that's my maxim ! "
"I Bhall not wait for any such mes
sage," returned Moore, quietly. "I
mean to be off, soon that is, Alice, if
you think I'm doing right."
"I would volunteer to-morrow, if I
were a man ! " said Alice, instinctive
ly clasping her bands together, and
drawing a deep breath. Moore's face
'That's enough, Alice!" said he.
Irad Curtis, standing in the shadow
of the old apple tree, quietly watched
the two faces beyond with half closed
vigilant eyes and a disagreeable curve
in his lip.
"Wonder what Square Bankgrove
will say to this," was his internal com
ment. "If he really means to give his
danghtcr to a farm hand, I don't see
why my chance with a little mawage
ment are not as goo4 as Harry
Moor's. She don't exactly like me ;
but if Harry really is in earnest about
this volunteering business, it's the
most obliging thing he could do just
now. Once give mo a clear field,
Irad Curtis set his lips closely to-
fjetbor as be entered the wide, cool
mil where Square Bankgrove a hale,
portly personage of about fifty, with
ruddy checks, and lcks thickly sprink
led with silver sat in his elbow chair,
dozing over the newspaper.
Harry Moore walked straight up to
him and broached the subject with
out unnecessary circumlocation.
"Square Bankgrove, could yon make
it convenient to dispense with my ser
vices on the farm ?'
"WelL 1 don't know," said the
Squire, who was a man of reflection,
and seldom committed himself without
first consulting bis snuff box and bis
red silk pocke (handkerchief. "Are
you thinking of leaving me? I've no
fault to find with you, Harry Moore!"
" Thank you,Jsir. But I have made
up my mind now that every young
man's "place is in the ranks ofbiscouu
tryra defenders. And so, sir, 1 shall
enlist to-morrow i"
Square Bankgrove brought down
bis clenched list on the window seat
with u force that made the blackbird
start in its wicker cage.
"Well said, my boy! I wish I was
ten years younger, and I'd go 'long
with you myself L"
"1 am slad vou approve of it, sir."
" Approve it, Harry I I don't do j
norhin' else!" cried the Squire, entire- J
ly heedless of the memory of Lindlev j
Murray in his enthusiasm. "And,
when von come back, Harry, alter'
vi.n've ilorlo a man's dutv on tuo bat-
tie field for you will come back "
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rack very hard; "don't goto temp-. iho words had been printed m capitals,
tin' I Widence that way I UI of the Ki led and V ounded.
"Wife," said. he old man, solemny, "Keau ,lrad, said the Squire,
"bewillcoile back!' .shall not the leaning forward. Mrs. Bankfrove
l...,d of Battle be with him I As I wasjtjave a quick glance toward trfe-Uoor,
sayiu', Harry, when that day arri
ves "Then, sir," said Harry, "will you
consent to give me your daughter?"
Ho had spoken from a sudden im
pulse the words he would never have
dared to utter under ordinary circum
stances. No recalling them now,
however', and Alice blushed redder
than the reddest hollyhock by the gar
den wall ! Squire bankgrove opened
his eyes wide, and slowly rubbed his
nose, looking the while from Alice to
Harry, and back again.
"Well, I'm free to confess 1 hadn't
thought of ttat," said the Squire.
"But, Harry Moore, you're made o'
the right mettle, and I've always found
yon true to the back bone. Yes ; if
Alice hain't no objectiwns, you shall
have her when you come back again."
And thus it happened that when
Harry Moore went away to the wars a
lock of Alice Bankgrove's silky hair
lay upon his manly heart, and 6firred
to the music of its strong beatings.
"YVIiew-w-w Ir whistled Irad Curtis,
as he worked all alone in the perfumed
silence of the old red barn ; "I didn't
suppose the affair would turn out pre
cisely as it has done ; but no matter,
things may happen just right after
And Irad Curtis was not a whit dis
heartened at the cool politeness, with
which Alice Bankgrove put aside the
innumerable little courtesies he strove
to render toward all that fall not he !
There was a good deal of dogged per
severance ingrain to the nature of Irad
The vear elided away in sun and
shower blossoming roses and dreary
falls of snow and once again tlie Har
vest moon hung like a 6iiield of ruddy
silver on the quiet old homestead, with
its red barn and its cluster of gnarled
apple trees. But in the west, ensan
guined splendor, amidst clouds whose
crimson dyes seemed like a sea oi
1.1 1. And Alice Bankgrove, sitting
at her window, thinking of the dread-
ttle thai floated dimly
ntft thn flnnntrv solitudes. COU1U not
bear to look as 'the blazing horizon, 60
nervous had she grown.
Suddenly a clear bngle sound rang
out amidst the dewy hollows, dying
away with pathetic cadences in the
in the woods, where a score of whip
poor-wills were moaning their sad re
train. "There ! the stage has passed by
and the mail is in 1" exclaimed Alice,
springing to Jier feet. "Papa, may 1
go down to the post office ? it's only
a little way t"
"It's a mile, child, and more, and
the dew is falling," said the practical
Squire, looking up from a calculation
lie was making by the light of a tallow
"Do let her go, father," said his
wife, nudging his elbow ; "don't you
see how worried she feels ? You was
young yourself, once."
Alice scarcely waited for the per
mission ere she hurried away through
the lonely woods, dew dripping and
and full of faint, sweet fragrance.
"No letter for a week," 6he murmur
ed to herself. "Perhaps it will come
to-night -perhaps "
"A letter for Alice Bankgrove? No,
there is no such letter," 6aid the gray
headed old postmaster, sorting over
the pile of epistles in a leisurely way
that was agony to poor, impatient
"No letter t are you sure f " repeat
ed the young girl, leaning eagerly for
ward, with blenched cheeks and throb
"Sail in sure, Miss Alice that is, as
sure as a man can be in this onsartin
world. Stay, though," he added, as
Alice was turning away with a thrill
of despair ; "here are some newspa
pers for Jeremiah Bankgrove, Esq.
That's your father, I guess."
Half an hour afterward Alice came
into the sitting room at home with
slow, languid steps, and dew drenched
hair hanging carlessly about her
shoulders. Irad Curtis sat at the table
talking to her father, lie rose and
"You have been to the po6t office,
Alice ? Why didn't you let me go for
yoe? I hope you have taken no
"Did you get a letter, danghtcr ?"
asked Mrs. Bankgrove, keenly scan
ning the girl's face.
"No letter," returned Alice, wearily.
"Here are some newspapers for you,
She laid them on the table and went
ind sat on the broad door stone, her
cheek resting on one band.
"No letter ? that's strange !" said
Irad, artfully. "Now if I was off to
the wars, and had a sweetheart, like
somebody I know of, at home, I should
write every day."
"Pity yon wasn't off to the wars,
with a sweetheart at home," said the
Squire, dryly ; and Irad was silenced
for the moment.
"Head us the news, Irad," said Mrs.
Bankgrove. "The Squires eyes ain't
so young as they was, and he does
make awful work readin' by candle
",s, do, Ira
ting bis spec;;'.,
with a sigh of
I,' aid the Squire, pot
back in their case
. lii f ; and Irad unfold-
ed ! c-
ot the new s-
,er, ami beg
"CalOi t J . I
rginia I" he
much .is it
emu . ..tied, reauiuir vciv
but Alice had vanished.
"It's pretty lengthy," said Irad, rue
fully ; "but here goes."
Name after name he pronounced
with slow, mechanical exactness, as it
each were not shrined in some bleed
ing heart wept over with everlasting
"What !" shrieked the Squire, sud
denly, as one well known name knelled
on Ins ear, "not in the list of killed f
He started up, pale and trembling,
with a cold dew on his forehead.
"Yes, it is," said Irad, himself rath
er dibiuayed. "Co. E that's his very
Company ; read for yourself, if you
don't believe me."
The Squire'B dim eyes traced the fa
tal syllables in the doomed list,
through a thick mist of blinding tears.
"Poor Alice! it will break her
heart," he said, in a husky tone. Mrs.
Bankgrove gave a piercing cry, and
sprang forward just in time to catch
the sinking figure of Alice, who stood
near the door, white and motionless
Dead ! killed in battle. She could
not believe it, though she repeated the
words to herself mechanically a thou
sand times a day. Dead in the bloom
of his vigorous youth, and she living
to mourn him. She scarce understood
why people looked pityingly at her,
and whispered one to another as she
went by ; she telt like one wno waiKS
in the mystery ot a dreadful dream,
and blindly trusts some day to waken
from its awful shadows.
Dead ! killed in battle !
The sad December blasts were
moaning the skeleton woods ; the ici
cles tinkled, like tiny chimes of bells,
at every rattle of the frozen boughs ;
the sunsets burned in orange flame
along the west, and the nights, still
and starry, were full of rimy frosts
that cut almost like a knife in their
biting keenness. And Alice Bank
grove, leaning sadly over the fire of
cracking log, wondering what dreary
snows were folding their shroud over
his unknown grave.
"Better go to bed, daughter, it is
past ten," said the Squire, "and a
stormy night. There's snow in the air,
or I'm mistaken."
"I will, by-and-by, father."
Mrs. Bankgrove, wiser than her hus
band, quietly took up a candle, and
beckoning him into the adjoining bed
room. "Don't notice her, Jeremiah," said
the mother, in a low voice. "She'll
grieve it away in time, if she's only
let alone, poor child."
"It is too consarned bad," said the
Squire, the nearest approach, by the
way, to profanity in which he ever in
du fired. "And to think of Irad Curtis
coinin' dangliu' round to see it I'd any
objections to his comin' to see Alice
Sunday nights. Objections ! I let
him know what I thought of his con
duct. " He won't come again in a hur
ry, I calculate 1"
"There, there, father hash !" said
Mrs. Bankgrove, soothingly, "you'll
And she closed the door as softly as
if ha daughter had been a sleeping
infiH whom she feared to arouse.
Alone, Alice sat there before the
fire alone with the ticking clock, and
the bubbling drip of rosin from the
singing pine logs, and the wail of the
tempest without, sadly pondering on
the wintry blight that had come over
her own young life. Almost before
she knew it the old clock had chimed
once again, and the faint horn of the
midnight stage, passing on its lonely
way down m the hoilovr, floated indis
tinctly up to her ear and still she
"Hollo there inside !" bawled Jon
athan Starkey, the stage drinc'r, "who
was it wanted to get out opposite
Squire Bankgrove's bouse? This is
the nearest we come to it. Just over
the hill, sir, and take the first road to
your right tain't but a little way
and pitch dark at that," he added in
an under tone, as be helped out a
mufled figure ; "sorry I can't drive
you nearer, sir you seem to be
Lame! If every bone in his body
bad been shattered, tho knowledge
that he was within sight of Alice's
home would have given him super
natural strength. How well be new
every turn of the road, even in tho
dense darkness of tins stormy midnight
how familiarly the frozen ground
answered to his footfalls!
Far out in the murky gloom stream
ed the ruddy brightness of that hearth
stone where she sat all alone. Could
she have known who was toiling to
reach her through that night and tem
She never heard the faint, uncertain
tap at the door, 8he never heard the
click of the latch, but all of a sadden
some mysterious influence bade her
Great Heavens ! It was her lovor
standing before her pale, haggard,
worn by pain and travel, but still her
lover, and the next instant she lay sob
bing on his breast.
"O Harry, Harry Moore ! They
told me you were dead, but I knew it
was false ! I knew you would yet
come back to me ! ' ju
And alter ho had told herW his
well-nigh fatal wounds, his dreary
captivity, and his final escape, she
still sobbed through her tears.
"O 1 knew, I knew you would come
"Well, Harry, when are you going
to take possession i" questioned the
Squire, jocosely. "You know I prom
ised vou my daughter when you came
"As soon as possible, sir," said Har
ry. "We have settled it all, Alice
"Wife," said the Squire, "do you
remember my saying under this very
roof more than a year ago that 1 was
sartin the Lord would bring Harry
back to us ; aud havu't my words
come true ?"
lie leaned forward and kissed away
the tear that sparkled like a solitary
diamond on his wife's withered cheek ;
for somehow the sight ot the young
people's happiness brought back his
own honeymoon days.
And Irad Curtis remains a batche
lor still 1
A DROKE EHPEST.
We extract from Theodore Wi nt li
rop's last book, the following account
of the manner in which his Indian
en ide charmed a rattlesnake
Antipodes, loping in the lead, sud
denly shied wildly away from a small
rattlesnake coiled in the track. The
little stranger did not wait for our
assault. He glided away into a thick
bush, where he stood on the defensive,
brauishing bis tongue, and eyeing us
with two flames. His tail meanwhile
recited cruel anathemas, with a harsh,
rapid burr. He was safe from assault
of stick or stone, and I was about to
call in my old defender, the revolver,
when Uplintz prayed me to pause. I
crave him the field, while" Kpawintz
stood by, chuckling with delight at
the ingenuity of bis friend and hero.
Uplintz took from a dnckskin poucn
at bis belt, his pipe, 3nd
from the bowl its slender reed stem,
he passed through it a stiff' spire of
bunch-grass. A little oil of tobacco
adhered to the point
He approached the bush carefullv,
and held the nicotinized straw a foot
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WH'JLLl I lit 1 lLLL.V .11111, B UVOMi " v..
rrom a no.sy, mr.Ug 9ametjnie tbat he M9t a fierce look of
ulous with teiTor and nige from quiver- .nd nat.on toward the ual beheld a
ingtangto quivering rattle, a snake . ,ar taclc. More than twenty
writhing venomously all along its black fales might be seen on their knees, inl
and yellow ugliness it became a pac- j ploi.ing his mcrcy with uplifted hands, while
ified snake, watchful, but not wrathful. Qnfl oniy 8(0od undaunted in the midst of
Uplintz, charmer of reptiles proceed tlenl) and, looking down contemptuously
ed with judicious coolness. Imper-, on the Protector, exclaimed :
ceptibly he advanced his wand of) ' Tyrant, it was I who dealt the blow ;
enchantment nearer and nearer. Rat-1 nor sbuld I rest satisfied with killing a
tier perreived the potent influence, ! horse instead of a tiger, were I not convinc
and rattled no more. The vixenish ! ed that before another year is passed your
tiranit cpnswd .at nni end of him: at the destinv would be sealed."
other his tonrue was
The narcotic javelin approached, and
finally touched his head. lie was a
1 idled and vanquished rattle-snake.
He followed the magic sceptre, as
Uplintz withdrew it a very drunken
serpent " rolled to starboard, rolled to
larboard," staggering with the air of a
lanffnidlv contented inebriate. He
swayed feebly out upon the path, and
squirmeu mere, wnue me cnarmer
tickled ins nose witn tne pleasant op
iate, bis rattles tittering mild plaudits.
At last Kpawintz, the stolid, whip
ping out a knife, suddenly decapitated
our disarmed plaything, and baged the
carcass for supper, with triumphant
Knawintz enioved his solution of the
matter hugely, aim acted over tne mo
tions of the snake, laughing loudly as
he did 60, aud exhibiting his tidbid
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s i; i. .4 II.
This word, which is used in the Psalms
seventy-four times, and thrice in the pro
phecy of Ilabakkuk, must have some signi
ficant meaning, and yet there seems to be
much doubt in reference to the matter. It
is a Hebrew word, Wlncli tne translators ; rendered insensinie, i;is menus nam niui
have left as they found it, becanse they dance till he was quite spent with fatigue ;
could not agree as to its meaning. The ; in that state they threw him into the fire,
Targum and most of the Jewish commenta- j and concluded the horrid scene with a
tors give to the word the meaning of eter- ; hideous howl, which they set up immedi
nalhj forever. The voice of the Septuagint j ately after the criminal was di.-patched.
translation appears to have regarded it as. a Some time :ifter this, one of the factory
musical or rythwtal note. Ucrner regards j people, by some accident or in a quarrel,
it as indicating a change of tone; Mather- killed a Hottentot; upon which the great
son, as a musical note, equivalent, perhaps j men came and demanded justice lor the
to the word report. According to Luther. blood of their countryman ; but the offender
and others, it is equivalent to the exclama- j happened to be one of the best accountants,
tion silence ! Cesinius says " Selah " and a person of essential importance to the
means, " Let the instruments play and the j factory. However, the crafty Dutchmen
singers stop." Wocher regards it as cqui- ' devised means to render satisfaction to the
vulent to sursum corda! (np, my soul !) natives, and to appease their anger, under a
Sommcr, after examining all the seventy- j color of justice, by the following scheme :
four passages in which the word occurs, j On the day appointed for the execution
recognizes in every case " an actual appeal , of the supposed murderer, the Hottentots
or summons to Jehovah ; they are calls for i assembled in great numbers to view the
aid, and prayer to be heard, expressed scene. A scaffold was erected, and the
cither with entire directness, or, if not in 'criminal was brought forth, dressed in
the imperative " I 'ear Jehovah 1" and the j white, attended by the usual oSicers, and
like, still earnest addresses to God, that He after various ceremonies a mock executioner
would remember and hear, etc. The word presented to him a naming draught, wbicih
itself, he regards as indicating a blast of! the ignorant Hottentots supposed was to
trumpets by the priests. Selah, itself, he j render an atonement for the loss of their
thinks is an abridged expression used for . deceased countryman. The criminal re
lliggaion, indicating the sound of the ! ceived his potion, which was no other than
stringed instruments, and Selah a vigorous ' a little burning brandy, with all the out
blast of trumpets. j ward signs of horror and dread; his hand
Some think the word marks the begin- , shook, his body trembled, and his whole
ning of a new sense, or a new measure of frame appeared in the most violent agita
verses ; and others, that it joins what fol- j tion ; he at last, with seeming reluctance,
lows to that which goes before, and shows ' swallowed the draught, and, after presci v
that what has been said deserves always to ling the appearance of trembling and agita
be remembered. Some have thought Selah ; tion a few moments, fell down apparently
showed the cessation of the actual inspire- j dead, and a blanket was immediately
lion of the Psalmist, and others, that it is j thrown over him. The Hottentots then
simply a note to indicate the elevation ol Lmde a shout that rent the air, and retired
ihe voice, and still others that it is equiva- ; perfectly pleased, first observing, " that the
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lent to Amen, be it so, or let it be.
Fineral of a Rebel Officeii with Ma
sonic Ckkemomes. Our citizens saw the sin
gular sight t liis alternoon ot a funeral of a rebel
officer Mljijor George W. Petti grew of (icorgin.
The Masons buried him from Masonic Hall.
Befote hayicath the Major made the fact known
that he,tffc a Mason, and instantly all anil;
ties werf'silenced. He inaile his will, and n
followea to his grave by more than one r;. lie il
Itepublican indeed, the services at the grave
were conducted by a Itepublican. Washing
ton. Cor. livalon TrwcclUr.
A REVLXGEFl'L WOJIAV
Lucretia Granville was engaged to be
married to Francis Duke of .Buckingham,
at the time that he fell in battle, slain by
the hand, it was said, of Cromwell himself.
The lady, on receiving the intelligence of
the duck's death, vowed to avenge it upon
the person of Cromwell. For three years
she exercised herself in firing with pistols
at a mark, and that she might not be terri
fied by the appearance of her victim, she
selected for her tnrsret a portrait of the
; usurper : and as soon as she thought herself
perfect, she sought an opportunity to gratify
her revenge. Hut Cromwell rarely appear
ed in public, and when he did, it was with
such caution that few could approach him.
An occasion at length occurred the city of
London resolved to gie a magnificent hanj
quct in honor of the Protector, who, from
political motives, determined to make his
entrance into the city with all the splendor
of royalty. Upon this being made public,
the etiriositv of all ranks was excited, and
I tue enrared lady resolved not to lose so
favorable an oppo
opportunity for carrying out
her evil design. It so happened that the
procession was appointed to pass through
the very street in which she resided ; and
a balcony before the firs story of her
house, yfctded her full scop for putting ber
long meditated design into effect. On the
day appointed she seated herself, with
several female companions, in the balcony ;
and on this occasion for the first time
since her lover's death she cast aside her
sable attire, and appeared in gorgeous
apparel. It was not without the greatest
exertion that she concealed ihe violent
emotion under which she labored ; and
when the increasing pressure of the crowd
indicated the approach of Cromwell, her
j feeimns became so powerful that she nearly
. fainted. However, she recovered, just as
the Protector arrived within a few paces of
the balcony. Hastily drawing a pistol from
under her garment, slie deliberately took
aim and fired ; but a sudden start, which
the lady who sat next her made on behold
ing the weapon, gave it a different direction
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' to what was intended, and the ball killed
j the horse rode by Henry Cromwell, the
Protector's son. Ihe event immediately
arrested the cavalcade, and Cromwell at
attempt to assassinate me iiiici couii
the realm, were about to tear down the
house, when Cromwell cried aloud, with
great coolness and intrepidity :
" Desist, my friends ! Alas ! poor wo
man, she knows not what she does ! "
So saying, he pursued his course, But
very speedily orders were issued to secure
the' nerson of the offender, and Lucretia
j Granville passed her days as the inmate of
i a lunatic asylum.
THE DUTCHSIAX'S DEVICE.
In the year 1787. there happened to be a
difference between the Dutch factory at the
(.'ape and the Hottentots. One of the
former, being up the country, was killed
! by one of the Hottentots; whereupon the
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chief or heads of the people were summon
ed to find out the offender, and bring him
to the Bar of Trade, and there punish him,
according to their manner, for so great a
crime. This was carried into execution in
the following singular way s
The Hottentots made a great fire, and
brought the criminal, attended by all his
friends and relations, who took their leave
of him, not in sorrowful lamentations, but
in feasting, dancing, and drinking. When
the unfortunate criminal had been plenti
fully supplied with liquor, so that he was
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Dutch had been more severe than them
selves ; tor the former had put the fire into
the criminal, whereas they had put the
criminal into the (ire-. '
EARTnQCAKR in Algeria. The shock of an
earthquake, was felt in several parts of Algeria
at midnight on the 29th f November. All j
I he clocks stopped which faced north a:id south, j
Those which faced cast and west kept going
It is inferred, therefore, that the shock passed
from north to south.
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of every description.
Our Corps of Contributors comprises tne
and numbers ir.any of the Uest Auttiors of the day
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE.
In reepect to the future we ran onlv say that we
shall faithfully adhere to our OldWeix-Trhd
Ststem of avoiding tedious novelettes, and a
EACH WEEK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
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HuoiicwelTs Great Remedies,
HUKNEWELLS UNIVERSAL COUGH
Mint treryfumtly should hare in the house andtchy?
They should have HuDnewell's Universal
Cough Remedy, becanse it effectually cures Colds,
Whooping and Cojimon Coughs, Sore Throat,
Hoarseness, and is the most simple and perfect
Soothing Syrnp in the world. For old or young, by
day or nigh;, it may be ascd with the greatest free
dom, and threefourths of the deaths by Consump
tion stopped, and infants relieved of their suffering,
by what leaves no stain behind.
HUNNE WELL'S TULU ANODYNE.
y They should have Hunnewcll'sTulu Anodyne
because it is a perfect remedy for Wenrnlgia, Ner
vous or Sick Headache Tooth and Eai ache, St.
Vitus Dance, Pain in Stomach, Distress after Eat
ing, Nervousness. Hysteria and the chief of all
disense and insanity. Loss of Sleep. Its character,
though active, is simple ; its action in perfect con
formity to nature ; its end cure or relief.
HUNNE WELL'S ECLECTIC PILLS.
y They should have Hunnewell's Eclectic Pills
because with seldom but a single ( ill for a dose, all
derangements of the Stomach aud Bowels are CLred.
They cure Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Headaeh, when
caused bv toul stomach. Loss of apptre. Bilious
ness, so often and so erroneously treated with Mer
ouriats and Jaundice. For Worms a sure cure.
Thev act simple, assist nature, do not make a pill
box I of the .stomach , as is the most fatal error off
takii g so many pills at a dse; and, then, what is
important to every Family and every Purse, one
bottle goes as far as two or three of what is ordin
If the above reasons are not good, and results do
not conform to declarations, I will reqiest my agents
to refund the money. This is the basis of my oon
fideuee, and that of the public is asked to test
HUNNEWEI L'S USITI RSAL CoCGH ReMEDI.
Hi nx e well's Tri e A.ionr.NE.
Hussewells Eclectic Pii.i-s.
Kac simile of J. L. Hnnnewetl's signature
over corks of genuine onlv.
JOHN L. UUNNEWElXi, Proprietor,
2m2Ji Boston, Mass.
oiioe lo farincrs.
'piIK TKSIPOR.tRV M6HT, formerly
J. in use'at Roanoke H&-sites Light HooVe, N C,
has been removed, and a fourth cider Fresnel Ap
p..mtus has been replace d.
Are of the Horizon illuminated 270 dog. The
light is a fixed white, and will be exhibited on the
night of ti.e loth November, aud every night thcio
after, and it au be seen eleven miles.
By Older of the Light Hou-ie Heard.
J. P. SMI I'll, Lt. Bouse Els.