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My toul thy sacred imigo keeps.
My midnight dreamt are alt of thee ;
Far nature, then in silence sleeps.
And silence broods o'er land and sea;
Oh, iu that still, mysterious hour,
How oft from waking dreams I start,
To find thee bat a fancy flower,
Thou cherished idol of my heart,
Thou hast each thought and dreimof mine
Have I, in torn, one thought of thine)
.' Forever thine bit dreams trill bo,
Whato'er may be my fortunes here ;
.1 auk not lore I claimrom thee
Only one boon a gifmle tear ;
May e'er blest villous from above ,
Play brightly round thy happy heart,
And may the beams of peace aud love
. Ke'er fvoul thy glowiug soul depart. Z
.., JfreweU 1 my dreams are still with thee,
. llast thou one tender thought of me?
' VT j7a like summer birds may fly,
.thope like summer blooms depart,
But'lnere's one Uower that cannot die
, Thy holy memory in my heart ;
No dews that (lower's cup may fill,
. .No sunlight to its leaves be given,
Jlwt-tt will lire and flourish still,
- - rt&eftthlessasa thingoHlcaTen.
' My so il greets thine, unmasked unsought,
Hast thou for me one gentle thought?
Farewell! farewell! my far off friend!
Between us broad, blue rircrs (low,
And forests wave, and plains extend,
And mountains in the sun-light glow ;
The wind that breathes upon thy brow
Isnot the wind that breathes on mine,
The afar beams shining on thee unw
Are not the beam that on me shiuc.
But memory's spell is with us yet
Cans't thou the holy patt forget I
The bitter tears that you and I
May shed, whene'er by anguish bowed.
Exhaled into the noontide sky,
" May meet nnd mingle in the cloud ;
And thus, my dear, though we
Kar, far apart must live and move,
Our souls, when God shall set thorn free,
Can mingle in the world of love.
This were an ecatacy to mo
Say would it be a joy to thee?
THE BLACKSMITH'S TRIAL.
SCENE IN A WESTERN COURT.
In the fall of 1849, I was traveling in the
West on business. 1 left the Mississippi, Kv.,
having made up my mind to trawl by land ai
ftt as Muhlenburgh county, where I shotlil
atriKe the Green River far enough to Hit
Birth ward to take one of the small flat-uoauv
for the Ohio.
Late one evening I arrived at the town ol
it , Uu-ndine to take Hie stage from
there on the next morning. Tbo bar-room of
the tavern was crowded with people, and I no
ticed that large numbers of citizens were col
lected about the street corners, appearing to
he discussing some matter of more Hun usual
Of course, I became curious to know the
cause of all this, and at the first favorable op
portunity I asked the question of the landlord.
K gazed at m for a moment in silence, am'
then with an oininions shake of the hvd lie
gave me to understand that a most drendfu
thin hsd hannened. but before he could ex
plain to me what il was, he was called away
to attend to oilier business.
I soon found, however, that the dreadful
thing wes the subject of conversation all
around, and by simply listening I gained an
insight into the mystery. Il seemed ibere was
to be a trial for murder there on the next day,
and '.hat the criminal was a young blacksmith
who had been born and brought up in the
town, and who, until the present time had
borne a character and reputation above re
I endeavored to find out the particulars but
I could ascertain but little upon which to tie
nend. for different people gave different ao
counts and all who knew anything of the
matter were too much excited tn speak calmly.
The murder had only Uon pired about a week
before, and consequently the event was fresh
in i he minds of the people.
Theonly facts that came to me upon which
I could rely, were that a middle aged man.
named Hampton had been murdered and rob
bed. and that Abel Adams, the young black-
miih, had beeu arrested for the crime ami
would be tried tomorrow. Some said the
niiit.lrc.l .nan's money to the amount of ovei
two thousand dollars, had been found on the
voung man's person, but others ueineii tnis
statement, yet all sympathized with the pris
oner. He was beloved by all his townsmen,
and but a few of them could believe anything
of the reports that. had crept into circulation.
As I was in no particular haste I resolved to
remold ' M until the trial came off, so
I went ami erased my name from from the
lge book, whers I ha i placed it, imd then
inforaW mine host of my detenTl.'naiion.
Or the following morning at an early hour
the people began to flock towards the coun
house, and 1 saw that if I wiMied t-secures
place, 1 nast join the crowd. 1 did so; and at
length found myself within the building, and
it good fortune would have i, I made a stand
near the prisoner's box. I en o'clock was the
hour fixed for opening the court and before
that time every standing place outside the
dock was filled. Stagings were erected on
the outside under the windows, but these too
At the appointed time the court came in and
the prisoner was oonducttd to the box. He
was not more than fire and twenty, and pos
eased one of the most plessant countenances
1 averaaw. It was one of those bold, frank
faces, foil of courage and good nature ju.it
ucb one as is unhesitatingly taken as the
index of pure and generous soul. He was
. stout, athletic man, and carried the palm at
'every wrestling match in the country.
. I thought within myself that man is no mur
deter and yet we know not to what extremi
ty a man may be driven.. Young Adama was
quite psle and bia nether lip quivered as
found the gaze of the multitude fixed upon
kirn; but bis -eye wai bright and quick, but
"1 not defiant, yet bold and hopeful in its blue
The trial commenced. Tht complaint was
ulesr and disliaot, setting lorth the fact the
the orisoner Abel Adama. "did with malice
fore-thought." kill, 4f0., on such a, day, one
Matthew Hampton, in toe nrsi piae uy tn
kini him on the bead with some heavy blunt
weapon and in the second place by slabbing
. . ..... . L. - T .11 (hi. IL. .,1..
Him in ma weaii, v , mw
niMd "Not Guilir " From the first testi
mmtMllod nn. 1 learned the following facta:
KtV soodown, on afternoon about weak
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Iftjal Ji will
BY W. C. GOULD. "Fearless and Free." $l,5Cper Annum in Advance.
NewScries. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. MAY 10, 1855 Vol. II, No. 47.
previous Mnltliew Hampton stopped at the
shop of the prisoner, to get his horse shod.
I his Hampton was n wealthy farmer: and his
estate lay to the southward, near the Tenne
w line, and only about 15 miles distant from
M He was known to have some two
thousand dollars with him at the time money
which he had received at Columbus fir corn.
It was nearly dusk when he s'orted front the
p-isoner's shop. He took out his pocket book
to pay for the job of shoeing his horse. This
he did wi'hin the shop, and two persons were
present who testified to the fact, and that
when the pocket book was opened a large
lump of bank notes were exposed. About an
h"iir afler Hampton left, the prisoner cime out
of his shop and went to his stable, ami saddled
his fleetest horse nnd started off at full gallop
in the same direction Hampton had taken.
Next came two witnesses Air. Simple and
Mr. Jordan, both of them respectable citizens
of M , who testified as follows:
They hsd been on the edge of Tenncee on
business and were returning home, atnhmit
nine o'clock, in the evening in question thev
came to a point in the road where a high bluff
overlooked the way: and while passing this
ihey were startled by seeing something in the
moonlight like a man. They at once dis
mounted and found that what they had seen
was the body ol .Matthew Hampton, all gory
snd bleeding. They had not been more than
s minute, when they were joined by a third
man who said that he saw the murder commit
lee and that the murderer fled towards M .
SUmple and Jordan bo'h recognised this new
comer as one Henry Bi'ger, and though his
character was by no means one of the most
exemplary kind yet that was no time for di.s
cission. The b dy of Hampton wnssti (warm,
so that the murderer could not have been gine
long, uilger had no horse, so Simple agreed to
remain by the body while Bilker and Jordan
went in pursuit of the murderer. T ey nut
their horses to the lop of their speed, and in
half an hour overtook the prisoner, whom Bil
ger at once pointed out as the murderer.
Jordan hailed tre young blackxm:ih and
found him nervous ami excited. He then ask
ed him if he had seen Matthew Hampton, and
Adams replied in the affirmative, but bespoke
in a very s'runire manner. After some expos
tulations the prisoner accompanied Mr. Jordan
to M , and there he was placed in the
hands of the sheriff, and upon examining
his person lr. Hampton's pocket book con
tabling two thousand dollars was found upon
him, and his hands were also covered with
At this juncturethe excitement in the little
court-room was intense. The crowded mass
swayed to and fro like wind swept (train mur
murs loud and deep, and it was a few minutes
before onyihing like order was restored.
At length Henry Bih?er was called to the
stand. lie was known to most of the peop e
of M , and although nothing positive was
known against him of a criminal nature, yet
he was known in be a reckless, wandtr.ng fel
low, sometimes undine in slaves and sometimes
piloting a flat boat down the Mississippi. He
stepped upon the wPness block with a com-J
rlti-it benr and 4i in tut totliniftnv
clearly and distinctly.
He said he was coming down the road to
wards M ,"on foot nnd, when near the
bluff, he heird a s'rucgle accompanied by
loud groans snd entreaties
He sprang forward and arrived in season to
see the prisoner loap into his saddle and ride
iff. The mo'Mi was shiniiii: at the time so he
could not have bren mistaken. As soon as
he found Mr. H. he was as hesupposeJ, dt-ad.
he started to en after h-lp. Th murdered
man's horse fled towards home, so he could
. n i ri no assistance in that wav. lie had not
gone far however, when he heard thesound of
horses feel, and on returning to the spot, he
found Simple and Jordan there. Bilger was
Cioss questioned very severely, but his testi
mony was not to be shaken. He was very
explicit in all his statements, and at the same
time he professed to feel a deep regret that he
was called upon to testify oeains'. a man, (or
whom ho felt so much respect as he did for
At length voting Adams rose to tell his story,
lie spoke rlenrly. and with the tone of a man
who tells the trit'h. lie said that about nn
rruir after Matthew Hampton had left his shop,
on the eve in question, be went to the sink
It wash his h.mds, and while there, he trod
on something that attracted his attention he
stoopd and picked it up and found it to be a
nocket bonk, and nn biking it to the li.'ht it
pnved to be Mr. Hampton's. He remember
ed that after Mr. Hampton had paid him for
shoeing the horse he went to iho sink afier
a drink of water and th-.'n he must have drop
pd the bnok. The young blacksmith's first
i lea was to keep 'he book until Hampton came
back, but upon second Ihouuht he resolved to
saddle his horse and try to overtake him i.;
store him the money. Accordingly heii toff
snd when he reached Ihe bluff, Ins horse
slopped and began to rear and snort. He dis
covered something by '.he road side, and upon
dismounting and going to it, he found it to be
the body of Mr. Hampton still warm and bleed
ing. He satisfied himself that he could do
nothing alone and then stalled toward M
for assistance. When he was overt ken by
Jordan and Bilper, Ihe idea of having Mr H.'s
money with him broke upon him with stun
ning violence and hence his strange and inco
When the prisoner sat down there was a
low mtnmer which told that his story was be
lieved, bu! the jti'.go shook his bead and I be
jury looked troubled a-ml anxious. The pris
oner's coumel did a!) he could to establish
his client's good character, and also to im
peach ti e cLaractel of Dialer, but he could
not refuse the testimony given in.
When the judge came to charge the J"ry,
he spoke i f the testimony against the prison
er, and of the corroborative circumstances
Wi'h regard to the prisoner's stoiy, he sal',
it was very simple and sounded very much
li'ie iru h. bu h- would hi.ve the jury remem
ber how very easily such stents could be
It was long after dark when the jury re
tired to make up their verdict. They were
gone half an hour and when they returned,
the foiemon anoweu oy me very nue oi ins
countenance .hit Ihe verdict was fatal ! All
saw it, and I could bear the throbbing of the
hundred hearts that beai about me.
"Gentlemen of the jury hove you mane
"Shall your foreman speak for you t"
"Abel Adams, aland up and look the fiTe
mn in ihe face. Now. sir, Is -bel Adams.
the prisoner at the bar, guilty of murder
oott" . ,
H,V t The first avllnblo of the word
"ni.,l:I" linn the foreman's lips, but
tnMki it 'not. Those who vet crowd aboil
lha windows shout with all their might, and
m a moment more a man crowds his way into
(li court loom. He buriitt op and whispers
to the Sheriff and then he goes to the bench
and whispers to the judge. Henry Bilg.r
starts up and moves towards the door, but in'
an instant the hand of the sheriff is upon him.
All is excitement the most intense. JJirec'lv
the mass at the door begins to give
our men are seen bearing unon their shoul.
dersachair, a large slutiM rhnir.-and in I
that chair sits Mathew Hampton, not deod.but
alive. True he is pale and KhosMv, hut his;
eyes are open am: his lips move. At length
he chair is set dow n before the bench and thel
old physician of M , asks permission to
Seak. As soon as that face became known,
:t was qn iet and order was restored.
The physician says that neither of the wound.-.
Ahicli Mr. Hampton had received, is mortal,
houijh he at first thought they were. The
t'lo.' upon Ihe hoad.and the stab in the hren.st
comhined to produce astate of catalepsy which
resembles deal h so nenriv thn; many anex
perienced person might have been deceived.
When he gav.- nut thai Mr. Hampton wa-.
dead, he thought it was so. But when he
found that Hampton was living, he kept the
.secret to himself for fear that a ceitnin man
whose presence was much needed, might be
At lliis juncture Mr. Henry Bilger mae'e a
s 'vage attempt to break away from the sher
iff, but it did not avail him. Tne jury were
directed to return to their box, and then Mr.
Hampton was requested to speak. He . as
loo weak to n.-e, Inn ho spoke plninly and in
a manner that. showed his head to be clear.
He stated that when he reached the bluff
on the night of Ihe disaster, he discovered
that his pocket book was gone. He stnppeJ
his horse and was trying to think where he
had lost, it, when tome one came up from the
road side. He had just time to see that it
was Henry Bilger when he teceived a blow
nn the head from a club that knocked him
from his horse-then he fell a sharp, stinging,
burning paiu in his bosom, and with a mo
mentary stalling of his muscles he opened
his eyes. He saw that Bilger was stooping
over him and ransacking his pockets. He
could just remember of hearing the distant
gallop of a horse--that he thought his body
was being dragged to the load s dc, nnd after
that he could remember nothing till he awoke
in his own house and found the doctor ct his
For a little while longer the multitude had
to restrain themselves. I remember the judge
said something to the jury, and that the jury
whispered together for a moment. Then the
prisoner stood up once more, end the foreman
Then burst forth the hearty shouts of the
peopie Abel Adams sank back into his seat,
but in a moment more he was seized by a scoti
ot stout men, nnd with wihi and rending shouis
they tore him into the free, pure air, where
the bright stars looked down upon them. A
little way they had gone when they met a
young woman whose hair was flowing in tht
night wind, and wringing her hands in agony.
l hey stopped anil set their burden uown.
Abel saw the woman and be sprang forward
sua e urtit her to his bosom.
"Mary Mury I'm innocenl innocent
The wife did not speak. She only clung to
her noloe husband, and wept on his bosom.
A waifon box was lorn Irorn its axlelree
the blacksmiili and his wife p'aced therein ;
and ihey were borne away toward their home,
and after ihey had passed from my sight 1
could hear Ihe glad shouts of the compulsive
people waking the night sirand reverberating
among the far distant bills.
On ihe next morning before the stage start
ed, I lemued that Mathew tpmp'oii had de
termined to make the young blacksmith ac
cept of one thousand dollars whether he was
willing or not.
ITTLovers of fun will be glad to learn that
the splendid Menagerie and Circus Company
of Van Amburgh & Co., will give two enter
tainments in Eaton, on Thursday ihe 10th
inst., when will be presented a brilliant dis
play of rare attractions. Gather up your
'iwirters for the occasion. This combined
company is said to be the bcsteverexbibiling
their performances more varied and enter
taining than uny other now travelling.
fJTCsMMKi.i. & Brasikr jre rolling out the
nice, nw, cheap and fashionable goods to
crowds of eager customers who throng their
store to get tlio worth of their money.
(TOsuar i$r William Minor, have a most
magnificient stock of goods, and customer
who visit their establishment are astonished
at the duality, delighted with the beauty and
cheapness of llifir stock. Call in and see for
O- Vanausdal & Co., have the largest,
cheapest, most fashionable and best slock of
goods they ever offered, and the way the peo
ple carry off the beautiful styles is entirely
surprising. Their store is constantly crowded
and n : one leaves disappointed with the style,
:ii..litvor price. Tumble in !
irAmong the many attractive establish
ments in our town where handsome goods may
be obtained at vtry low rates, :t he store of
SrmiRNs di Co. is not the least, as their many
customers will bear evidence. Their stock
being rapidly reduced by eager purchasers,
but still they have "a few more left of the
ItTNolwithstanding Ihe hard, dry limes, the
business of Ciiahue a was never more pros
perous and customers, as ever, roll in by the
jcre to get one of his cheap watches or man
tle clocks, or a gold chain, breast-pin or ring
He does business "on the square," which,
the people know and as a consequence he
very UDerauj pauonncu.
trrDuriiiil these h I days and sultry even
ings, the best place to rejuvenate exhausting
nature is at the Ice Crearn Saloon of A. A,
Aui.l, next door above Williams' Grocery,
B.iron Street. Native Wiue, anu trtierry tou-
biers, Lemonade ana ice uream are among
wine of Ihe luxuries. Uall around wun your
wife and babies or your sweet-heart and refresh
As the Express train from Albany, on Tues
day afternoon, was approaching Coxsackie,
overlook two young men walking on I e track
one of them having a leather carpet bag
his hand. One of Ihem failing to get H tne
track in time, was struck by the. ehginv anil
instantly killed. The train was stoppid and
his mangled corpse taken on Doatoanc leu
the gate of a lane leading to a large farm
house, where, we believe, he resided. His
name e did not learn. V. V. JW.
A Case of Circumstantial Evidence.
In a small town of Saxony lived three youne
men whom we shall call Georte, Krnest and
Lewis, and w'.o, from their intimacy, were!
strunely attached to one ano'her. (leort'e.
and Ernest vre merchants; Lewis studied,
law, and practiced in his r.ativi place.
One summer day gtnest and (iKOrne'set out'
"n horseback for a . town about thirty ni'ios effi
where they nail business to transact, i.rnest
ws weaK enciiuh to ne ton'i ot i)ivrouring
wilh his friend on religious subjects, on which
they were of different opinions, and i ad of
ten had warm disputes, tb'iurliGenrgH i';.s as
irritable and passionate PS he was obstinate:
in maintaining his notions, t urmg the journ-
ey Ernest led the conversation to this unlucky
topic. They fell as usual into niteii'atinn,
which was kfpt up till they reached the inn,
where they airreed iodine. Tl.e dispute was;
continued over a bottle of wine, but with
te;nper on both sides and Ihe travelers pursu
ed their journey. Ernest renewed the sub-
j'.ct of their former con"ersnti.n, and both
elevated with the wine they had taken,
the dispute became more and more violent as
they proceeded: so that by the time they hadj
entered a wood through which their road lav
it had degeueraltd into downright personality
George's passion knew no bounds; uncon
scious of win! he did, he
puNed out a pis!ol
and presented it at his companion, the pis
tot went oil ami hrnesl tell Irom h.s I, orse,
which frightened by t' e report and relieved
from his rider scampered away into the woods
George, pole ns death, iinmtidi.veiy alighted
tn assist his friend, who was weltering in his
blood, the paroxism of passion was over, and
had given place fo the ' itt.-rcst repentance.
He stooped trembling to Ernest w ho just then
breathed his lust.
Overwhelmed with dispair and n;igiiisli he
tore his hair, and afterwards galloped bade to
the villiiige to surrender himself into the
hands of justice as the murderer of bin friend,
thav he might put a speedy end to his life,
which was now the most oppressive burden
'o him. The officer to whom l.e delivered
himself up, sent him under guard to the town
wht-rc the fiieuos resided.
The body of Ernest, whose pockets were
found rifled, was also conveyed thither and
The legal proceedings against George com
meneed. He repeated his confession before
the judges and implored a speedy death. I i
examination was closed, and he was informed
that he was at liberty to choose an advocate
lo defend him, as the low requires, but he
declined to avail himself of ti.e priv iltge, and
with tears besought the Court to ha.-teii tin
Being, howevei again urged to appoint an
advocate to conduct his defense, he named
his friend Lewis.
"At the same time," said he still, "there
needs no defence; I wish only for death; but
1 submit to the required formality. My friend
may undertake the bootless task, nnd thus
show his attachment to me for the last tim?.
With prof und emotion Lewis entered upon
L.e rr.j't painful ! jiy that had ever fallen to
his lot in his whole piofession.il carter.
Though he dispaired of being able to save his
fiiend, he determined oT course loninke cveiv
possible eff rt to accomplish this e d.
v- ith this view he objected lhat Ernest's
body had been committed to the earth withnir
any previou i judicial examination and (lis
section. The judges replied li nt this cere
mony seeired unnecessary and snpeirluoiis,
as the imudcrer liiid voluntarily confessed the
Joed; but if he (the advocate) insisted on the
examination of the hody.it should be taken
up. By the desire of Lewis this was aceoid
ingly done. The town surgeons atlendtd.aiid
declared that as the ball passed through Ihe
he-art, death nnis' naturally ensue. Lewis
wished to know if the ball was still in the
body; 't'e surgeon sought for and foil u J it
upon which the advocate sent for the pistol
with which the deed had been perpetrated.
and tried toorop the ball into the barrel, it
seemed too large he aco rdingly tried it i'i'nll
possible ways still it would not go in. Thai
the ball could not be fired by th.it pistol was
evident to every observer, the judges looked
at one another and shook their heads
There was not one person but had completely
maue up n is muni respecting Hie guilt ol the
prisoner; hut this circumstance quite con
founded them all. the Confession of the
premier mrde without the employment of the
slightest lenr or lorce, was corroborated by
every circumstance that had previously com"
to light; the ball alone seemed to proclaim hi.
innocence. Lewis began lo conceive the strongest hope
ami Ins judgement was netrly overpowerei,
with the excess ol his joy. He proposed that
the proceedings) together with (he ball ;;
pistol should he sent to the tribunal, that it
might decide in this extraordinary affair.
This proposal wai the more readily accep ed
as the local court was puzzled how to act, ami
absolutely unable to pronounce any judge
While the papers were in the hands of the
supreme tribunal in the metropolis, a high
wayman, who had shot and robbed a traveler
on the road not fur from the birthplace of the
friends, was brought to that town. Convict
ed by sufficient evidence he acknowledged
his crime; but that was not all; he confe fed
on further examination, that twc months Le
f.ire he had murdered another nun on the
same road. The circumstances had excited
suspicion, and being still further questioned,
he related the following particulars:
"About that time 1 happened to be in a
village public ho se. Two men on horseback
came in af crmej 1 remarked thut one of them
had a heavy girdle, filled with money, fasten
ed round Ins bo-iy underneath his waistcoat.
began to consider whether it was not possible
to possess myselfof this rich booty; but then
how wa this to ue uoue, as lie nau a com
However, thought 1 to myself I hove
brace of pistols. If I shoot one the other will
probably run away in a fright, and befoie he
can give the alarm nnd bring witnesses lo the
mot. my best nnrse win nave carried me tar
eiiuugh out of thei, reachjif contrary toexpec-
Mtiotis, the survivor should stand by his com
pjinoii, what hinders me from giving him the
"Such was my determination, which I re
solved immediately to execute. I hadover
htard them tulking of the way they should
take, rode off before, and having lied my horse
to a tree, concealed myself in a thicket by the
roaJside. No sooner had I taken my station
than the travelers a, proached. They were
ouarreling violently. I bad already token
ann at the man with the girdle when Iheoifier
took oul a pistol and discharged it at Ins com-
naninn. 1 tired at the same moment A
man fell juit as tbe ball whizzed pastry ear
He then sprang from hi hotse, was engaged
for a short time with bis dying fellow traveler,
and the instant when I was going lo fire
Ji'tn he r.ioun'td again aid galloped swny.
jihad now time to ride the pockets a f the de-
ceased, snd having done this, 1 rode off as
fast as I could."
He described the time, the n'aee and the
Let the sympathizing reader now endeavor
j fo form some conctplion of the transport of
Lewis on hiving saved his friend. Let him
figure to hini-e'.f the joy of Gti rgc, when the
painfull ennue ousnest of an ntrncious crime
i was thiis removed from his bosom) He was
unanimously declared innocent of the murder;
his passion cost him two months imprison
being ment, nnd it was long before bis tears ceased
i to flow for his dear departed fiiend. Lewis
begged the ball, and the instrument of George's
; deiiverance.os a memorial of the extraordinary
two travelers so minutely that there remained
not the slightest doubt of his having actually
comiiiiited the murder of which (Jeorge had
accused himself. The latter trembling with
mire; had fired at random, uud was innocent
oiine iicatn oi ins menu.
J ne locaitrmunni transmrtcu an iiicse par-
1 miliars to tne supreme court; the proceed ii'.;'
with accompaniment, were returned and the
ball exactly lilted the ptitol which was founj
np"' the murdertrat the lime ol (mS a
The forms of legal preceding may oflen
seem troublesome or useless, buf let them not
be arraigned on tfat account now and then,
indeed, n criminal may through their menus
escape the punishment due to his guill, but it,
in the course of a century, thev save the life
of only one innocent person, the wisdom of
the legislator ought to command our gratitude.
ACCIDENTS OR EMERGENCIES.
HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR THEM.
Oxe rush! lo consider every possible rcci
don', that may occur, so ns to be prepared for
any emergency. The surest way to have pres
ence ol mind, is to have planned tvery.hmg
Yon may fall from a height practics jump
ing from slighter elevations, relaxing your
joints and musclc3 so as lo alight wi:b the
You may full into n river--le 'Tn to swim,
or at leas' to float, which you can do by mere
ly holding your bead back and keeping your
onus under water.
The house may catch fire have what you
would prefer tn save where you can Isy your
hand on il. Jf the rooms fill with smoke, ge'
on yuur hands and knees, the purest air being
near the floor. If your room is high, and
there is no other escape, get up.in the roof, or
let yourself down from the window by the
led cord, or n ro.e mada cf the sheets mid
pillows. One can rush through the fire and
smol.e by having a wet silk huudl'erchief over
When a bouse first catcher fire, yon can
put it out with a mop and pail of water, tr
smother it in woolens.
If the chimney takes fire so as to ci.danger
the buildins!, you can put it out by throwing
upon the fire a handful of sulphur, or putting
a wet blanket over the lire place.
If your clothes catch lire, lie down on the
floor or carpet, mid sin,, tl.tr it out. If ycu
see the clothes of others on fire, throw thetn
down, and wrcp tl.ein up in a carpet, rug, or
any other woolen m;ielc,or in anyway smoth
er ihe fire.
N. B. Probably a hundred children are
killed every year by their clothes taking fire.
Every such case niivhl have been prevented
had thry worn woolen cloihes.
If the bniier ef a sleombuut explodes, thr v
yourself flat t.n your face, and avoid iul.a.iug
If you are run nway with in a carrote,
.'tick to a seat ns long os it holds together.
People are almost always killed or severely
injured by jumping out.
If a person near you is struck with lle'ht
uing, dash pailfuls of water over h i in, stand
ing at the head, so that il may receive tht
principal shock, and perserve in His for at
least half an hour.
To apparently drowned per ons do not use
violence, such as rolling on a barrel, etc., bu t
gel them sirippi d and into hut blankets, hoi
clo.hes with friction, bottles of hot water te
their feet and bauds, snd inflate their luns.
so ns to produce breathing artificially. This1,
if anything, will bring Ihem tn.
Persons who faint away, come to, if placed
i:i a horizontal p salon.
If you have swallowed poison, tri;e as
quickly as possible seine rapid emetic n ta
ble spoouful of ground inustiird in a tumbler
of warm water is as good and handy ns any.
The hydro-peroxide of iron is a perfect an
tiiiote In arsensic or ratsbane. Iron rn :t in
wa'.tr will answer. Il may be taken freely.
Sharp vinegar ui lemon juice corrects ihe
rSfects of opium, but it should be got out ol
Ihe stomach, il possible.
In case of a wound, if a vein is injured, the
igature must be below, but if on nrtcry.above
ihe wound. In the artery, the blood is of a
lighter red, and flows by jerks. The great
irteryol the leg may be compressed by the
hiimb at the groin, where it passes over the
hip-bone In this way life may be saved,
where otherwise a person would bleed to
leath in a few moments. Hemorrhages or
common bleeding may be stopped by lint and
cold wi.'er, or wnter and a little pearlash, or
powdered rdiimn or burnt sponge, or "a weak
solution of kreosotv, or by any powerful acid
or alkali, or by merely mechanical means.
llleedi!K at the lungs may be checked by in
h..ling il e vapor of kreosote, made by drop
pine ii. solution on a hot shovel.
Il bitten by a mad dog, cut put the wound
nsqiu. kly as possible', nnu wash the wound
thoroughly in aqua ammonia, or for want of
that, iu a solution of potash or common salt.
The Its of the rattle snake, and most com
man bres and stings, may he cured in this
When men are overpowered by choke damp
in lie.-" ending a well, ilash down fome p.i'ls of
water up n liitm, before you descend. Cold
water should also bedashed over persons sup
po'ed to be killed in this way, or by the fumes
Mist miimals can be cowed by s'eadily
looking them in the eye. If attacked by a
do;, bear, or any beast of prey, seize linn by
he roots of the tongue if by an all gator
ouge out his eyes. A mad bull may be held
by one horn, and grasping wiih the thumb
and finger the middle gristle of his nostril; or
he may be held fast to u post or sapling by bis
tail, if you Can take a turn and belay.
ITTThe Hamilton Intrllxgencrr suggests the
mine of Major V. P. Young, of Butler Coun
ty, as a candidate lor Slate Treasurer. It
"We want JV nn on our ticket this fall,
not old, worn out pariy hacks. Major Yonng,
is young in every respect meaning 'no pun;
he is energetic, active and worthy. We shall
continue lo press his claims before the Con
vention." On. Gaxtttt,
HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR THEM. Rates of Advertising.
One square, (or less) 3 insertion?,
" ' Each additional inrtttion,
Three months, ...
" " Six mouths, - - .
Twelve months, - -
One fourth of a column per year,
half " " " "
" column " "
All overs square charged as Ivoaquares.
ILf Advertisement inserted till fordid tth
expeuseof the advertiser,
Exccu'cd at this Office wit neatness ai,h
espatch, ct the lowert possible rates.
Removal of T. W. Sprague & Co. — Description
of their Splendid New Store, No. 10
East Fourth Street.
In company with .tome hundreds r.f our citi
zens, says Bkxsktt of the Cincinnaii Enqui.
rrr, we vui'ed ihe splendid new block recent
ly creeled on Fourth street, between Main ct
Sycamore, now ncnipied by Messrs T. W.
Sprapue & Co., Clothiersand merchant tailors,
and we were so much impressed with the su
perior attractions oftheplnre ti.ol we deter
mined to "lake notes" and descrfhe the es
tablishment to our readers. We will first re
fer, h-wever, to the proprietors, and the caus
es which compelled them lo remove from their
old stand, 113 Main street.
For many years the firm of Sprngue 1$ Co.
has s oud first iu the ojiinion of every class of
our cilizens is one in whi h the' utmost con
fidence could alweys be placed in bus ness
transactions. This was cnnsH by strict nt
tetV.iuii to the wants of ihtir customers, which
coupled with their enterprise, integrity and
business tact, has built up for them a large
nnd profitable trade, which fir some time past
has so "grown and increased" as to render
'elbow room" on nbsolu'e necessity.
'lobe brief, their old location, 113 Main
street, become much too mall, and altogether
inadequate for the transaction of their busi
ness, and they found it necessary to look
around for a more suitable position. This they
found as above mentinneC, at No. 10 East
Fourth street, and having fitted it out in the
most elaborate and co!ly manner, they remov
ed tl.eir immense stock, and yesterday invited
their frit nds ond the public to a grand "open
ing," which came off with great credit to all
V.e wed from ilieaSou'.!, side of Fourth slrect,
the building prc-senis a m.ig nifnent appear
nnfe. It i:; one Inn drcd feet h ug bv twtn'.y
eight front, nnd five stories high, "it is divided
into tepernte depart rni n's. each u iler the
control of courteous aud experienced clerks;
while the culling drpar'ments are in custody
of one of the most finished nnd tasteful cut tcrs
in Ihe Wtsl. The latest styles are introduced
weekly, simulinnccusiy vti:h their appear
ance in Mew York, so lhat the patrons of Ibis
house can ot o 11 times procure the newest
Six spacious windows .it each end of evtrf
story convey a brilliant light throughout Iho
establishment during the day, and at night nu
ner us co.stly clinndaliers diffuse a no less
brilliant supply r f gos-ligl.t through the entire
building. Tins is a desideratum long desired
and which cannot fail lo hi appreciated by
purchasers of wearing nppnirel, who are en
abled by this means lu make their selections
with nccuracy, so fur os color and texture ara
We congratulate Mcsrrs. Sprogue it Co. on
their happy selection. Their new location i
certainly one of the best in Jhe cily. It is but
a few doors from the Posit Hire, and right "in
the heart." of out most fashionable promenade.
The splendid show-w.nduws are filled Willi
the moot beautiful design of vesting nnd
Inncy good?, while the spacious rooms, fitted
up os ihey a re iu the nosl gorgeous manner,
aud filled with new- and costly goods; present
a spectacle that adds materially to thesttrac
t ons ol Fourth street.
A morning co..t mporary, speaking of their
mode of doing business, holds; forth ns followsr
"Tin re are two or three points in connec
tion with this house ihnt i k worthy enume
ration: Every article se.it from the establish
ment is warranted to give satisfaction, and is
invariably finished ami sent fume at precisely
the time proui.std. The advantage of this
eourse can be well opprectnled by nil who
have sulleied from that disregard of punctu
ality so frequently exper ienied in business
transactions. Only the best of goods of every
description are to be foun 1 in the e-tablish-n.eiit.
Tho e who purchi se there may relf
n procuring Merlnig articles The reodv-
m ule clot ling of which the stock is very large
is oil of the very best material, and is made
in the house by first-class workmen. Those
who are at times compelled to procure arti
cles ol dross at short no' ice, and do not wish
for ( clutltini, con hardly foil to be pleased
wiih this. The stock nt piesent on hand is
very large, and it is constantly receiv ng ad
ditions. One of the members of the fiun re
sides in New York, and by this means is en
abled to secure all the advau'agc-s afforded
by the m.iikct there, nnd to forward, nt nil
seas us of the year, the best goods and the
latest styles. Ail.orders can be filled wilh
greot dispatch, and we ipe:ik from long ob
servation ond experience in saying thai arti
cles gotten up here con hardly fail to give sat
isfaction Taken for nil in nil, the new es
tablishment is probably the most spacious, el
e.'ont and perfect in !hj West, and one of the
fi.iest in the country."
e cord uilly tgiee wiih our contemporary
in the above remarks, and earnestly commend
Messrs. Sprogue Co., lo the continued and
increased patronage of our readers and tha
fr Many a verdant Congressman, fresh
from his constituents, Iras found the floor of
the national bear garden, quite a different
il eatre fur tbe display of his abilities from the
tavern or the store up-country, where he has
been wont to bold forth to his admiring friends.
Mr. Collier who afterwards beenme one of the
leaders in tbe Lower house was taken all
aback be was first on his legs in that ball.
lie rose nnd said, '-.Mr. Speaker."
"The gentleman from ew York," said lh
By litis lime attention wos nrrei-tcd, and th
sndden silence was even more confounding
than the uproar in which he hod risen. Once
more he cried out, and now on the verge of
of despair, "Mr. Speaker."
"The gentleman from New i,rk." said lha
Speaker, with the foiniestsmile of compassion
on bis face-.
But no words came to bear the thoughts
of the emhnrrased member, and turning to
friend sitting next to him he burst forth, "I
say Ellsworth, do you knnw where I con char
ter a knothole fora fortnight!"
That was his maiden speech. His next was
a decided hit, and he speedily ros to the front
rank of speakers in the House,
rrr-Life is common property; but fame be
longs to great souls only. iletestusio.
rrrForlune is the rod of the weak and the
staff of the brave. J. R. Laaell.
Jjln tbe United States there are 36,000
paupers, in Great Britian 904, GLO.
CrTwenty-five persons were baptised by
immersion. on Sunday last in the Ohio river at
(tTA valuable lead mine, said to contain
25 per cent, of silver, hos been discovered
near Riceville, Tennessee.
(CrThe averoge dailyattendance at the vari
ous Common Schools in Cincinnati, is t,4H,