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.U!;i;the gambler's fate.
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eroy. near ivarr'a nun. ..u n. . ; F .-.i
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T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
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j tjUOAR-RUN Salt Company. Salttwen-
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Jun2l-25 Sm. P. LAilBHECHT. .
For the Meigs County Telegraph.
THE MOUNTAIN OF FAME.
BY ALMIHA C.-SlNDSRS.
The most lofty Mountain of whieh we are told,
Is one that tins no geographical name,
Or tangible boundary; and It Is callod,
By doggerel spinners, the Mountain of Fa-ne.
Assnonasn school-boy looks Into a book
Of Latin, ho registers forthwith his name
As one of the company who Is to toll, Fame
With Laurel-wreathed brow, up Ithe Mountain of
Some being too Indolent upward to climb.
. Tbejr eharlor a pony, "Pogasua," by name,
To carry them safely across tho stoop rocks,
1 liat hang, like a frowu, on the Mountain of Fame.
And moonlight, and dew-drops melodiously clilinn,
To urge on tho pony, half famished and lame;
Rut the rider grows weary he's still at tho baso
Of that great delusion, the Mountain of Fame.
Young Arthur Augustus Is deeply Impressed
That his rhymes and orutlons must win him a name;
And he mounts the poor pony and thon gallops off,
At a furious puce, up the Mountain of Fame.
Most traitorous creature! It suddenly halts,
And ere the gay rider once dreams of tho game,
He Is hanging Impaled, on the point of a crag,
And is fond for the birds 'round tho Mountain of
Each L. L, D., as he traces the names
01 law constellations, thatgllttej' so high,
Resembling those suns, at such distance Immense,
They can never bo seen by the unaldod eye;
Sees yet a bluo space for a i-oro brilliant star
A place to be glided and lit bj Ills name
And this eternal irb, to be only placod there
By scaling the higlita of tlio Mountain of Fame.
And D. D.'s,.antl M. D.'s, and all other D.'s,
Are led by thoso greatest Impostors, I. D.'s, Ideas,
Ami are all rushing on, each one to obtain
The loftiest hlght on the Monntaln of Fame.
But, alnst like that mirige that drew man on
By the promise of wealth, of rich purses of gold,
Till tlieir pockets were drained, and they 'wakeuod
To the fact, most impleading, that they had been
So, many of those who weave ndjectlve wroaths,
Of "crystal," and sapphire, and loudly declaim,
revurii 10 some puiin jiain 01 uuiy, 10 sign
For the vain effort made for the Mountain of Fame
Will return to some plain path of duty, to sigh
i lie earnest, irie rigiil, is inn only irue pain
Up wliich we should travel, this summit to gain;
Then the dowers of usefulness sweetly will bloom,
Where our footsteps have been, on tho Mountain
BY GEORGE AKNIVAL.
The liteiaiy man is compelled by the
requiwinen e ot Ins prolesnon, to assoc.-
ate with all 6orts of characters, and to
& of places
only draws the external part of his subject,
can find in the street, in the court-room or
in the theater, an abundance of food foi
his pencil. But the writer, who must
draw the clarucb r and emotions of his
letsonHge, as well as their personal ap
pearance, has to seek them in all places
where their feelings and idrosyncracies are
exniom-a in tne strongest iignt.
In compliance with this professional de
mand, I once sought entrance to one of
the largest and handsomest gaming-houses
i," NeY Yo'k- Itjs. matter of no small
dimculiv to oblnin admission to sue)
E laces, unless one is unsophisticated, and
as plenty of moni v. The "knowing
ones" are the very ones who cannot get
in, and, paradoxical as it seems, the more
verdant a man is, the more likely he is to
have the doors opened to him.
For a week or ten days, then, I kept my
eyes open tor a onance to visit the House
in question, but wiuiout avail, until one
night, when 1 found a young man very
drunk, lying on the pavement in Broad
way, lie was well dressed, wore dia
monds, and would have been robbed.
doubtless, in a very few minutes, had I
not come upon him just after he tell, and
taken him under my protection. I called
a carriage, placed him in it, and aroused
him sufficiently to learn his address.
lhen, bidding the hack-man drive to his
lodgings, I accompanied him home, and
bv pouring cold water upon his head,
sobered him enough to enable him to get
He thanked me sincerely for my assist
ance, and 1 leu turn, promising to call
around and see him soon, in compliance
with his pressing invitation
Of course, I thought no more about it
tor several days, but one evening, while
taking a "night-cap" at Florence's, I saw
him standing near me talking with several
of the sporting men who frequent that sa
loon. He recognized me came to me
and shook hands insisted on my drinking
with him, and introduced me to his
Here is my chance, evidently. This
young fellow was inclined to dome any fa
vor in his power, and he was just the sort
of man to give me the "Open sesame" to
the great gambling-house I - desired to
I tried It, and found that my expecta
tions were not too sanguine. My new ac
quaintance was the brother-in-law of the
proprietor of the house I could not have
oome across a better man and ere I par
ted with him, he had promised to come to
my rooms the next night, and to escort
me to the temple of fortune and fate.
The following evening he kept his en
gagement, and we walked up Broadway
together, to a large and imposing bouse,
whose door and windows seemed hermet
ically sealed, and dark as the grave. My
chaperon rang the bell, and the door was
opened at ones by a negro intelligent of
tace and neat ot attire.
As soon as he recognized my compan
ion he opened the inner door, and we
passed in, to a nun ot two spacious and
elegant parlors. In the front room a long' t0
t tble was set, laden with a cold collation
of roast meats, game, fowls, etc., and a
handsome sideboard, of carved oak, dis
played a tempting variety of wines and
liquors, in flasks and flagons ot Bohemian
glass, silver, nnd crystal, upon whose
rainbow tints nnd metalic glitter the soft
light of the heavy chandeliers played with
an ever-changing subdued lustre.
Walking through, into the rear parlor,
I saw another long table, but somewhat
differently occupied from the one first men
tioned. A pack of s playing cards were
spread out upon it, in rows, with the odd
ones by themselves ;t the end..- j Onjme
side of the table a man sat, drawing the
cards from another pack, placed in a small
box of chased silver, and laying them in
two piles. Opposite' him, nnother man
had a box with compartments, in which
were arranged a quantity of ivory coun
ters of different colors, and I observed
more of these lying upon the cards which
were spread upon the table. At almost
every card that the dealer drew from tne
silver box, these counters were changed
sometimes being taken up by the players
who surrounded the table sometimes by
the man who presided over the box with
compartments, and''sometimes more were
laid .down. -This
was the game of Faro.
The players were the interesting feature
of the place to my eye, and after I had
been introduced to the proprietor, and
drank a glass of sherry with, him, I took
a seat near the board, and studied the
characters of those around it.
The dealer had a very striking: face a
dark, yellowish-brown complexion, pierc
ing black eyes, overhung by heavy sable
brows, and a short, bristly beard, of pure
blue-bluck tint, covering the lower part of
his face. He was expensively . dressed,
but in tad taste, with a crimson velvet
waistcoat, ornamented by an enormous
gold chain, flashy plaid pantaloons, a red
and white plaid neck tin, with embroidered
ends, a velvet-faced blue coat, and an
open-work shirt-front, supporting an im
mense cluster diamond pin.
Aly eyes turned uom the glaro and glit
ter of this obtrusive costume, to find re
lief in a more tasteful outfit. The ma
jority of the plpyers were middle-aged,
espectable-loo&nig men, with clean-sha
ven faces and black suits of fine broad
cloth. These men were mostly mer
chants, lawyers, doctors, and other well-
to-do professional men, who came here to
kill time with excitemet of play, while
their wives were killing-time with the es-
fnshionable evening party:
isuc.li is the social fabric of high life in
New York! -
There were also a few regular sporling
men, ot the conventional type fellows
with dyed moustaches, of luxuriant growth,
and protruding under jaw fellows with
elaborately-curled hair, and snowy kid
gloves with a conceited switgger, anil a
hardened, vicious expression of counte
nance but fewer of these than I had ex
pected to see. As n general thing, this
lass is employed in "roping in" victims.
They hang about the hotels aud theaters,
to secure innocent countrymon, who hav
bricks in their hats and rocks in thei
pockets, and receive as their waes a high
percentage on all that the faro bank makes
off their dupes.
But the only really interesting person
saw at this table, was a young man-
hardly more than a boy who sat quietly
at a corner, with his head leaning listlessly
upon his hand. He was what I should
call a beau ideal of youthful beauty, and
every gesture and movement he made be
spoke the elegant, high -bread, leisurely
gentleman. He could not have been more
than twenty years old and had that fine,
clear, red and white complexion that so
few young men in the city keep, evefi to
that age. His eyes were dark blue, large
and full ot soul; his hair wavv, and of a
beautiful golden brown; his features regu
lar, expressive, and delicately chiseled
his mouth firm, but mobile, just shaded a
little by a small blond moustache; and his
hands white, dimpled, delicate, and cared
for like those of a woman One might
have sworn that he resembled bis mother,
whoever she might be. -
His dress was quiet, plain, but perfectly
lastelul and elegant; and as he eat there,
idly contemplating the shifting fortunes of
that board of griet and gam ot woe and
winning he was a perfect picture in him
I asked the proprietor who he was.
"His name is Harry," said he "I don
know his last name, though he has played
here every night for some weeks. He is
a queet-fellow, and don't seem to care
whether he wines or looses. He is in luck
to-night, and you see he doesn't seem
pleased, especially. Night before last he
Inst three thousand dollars, and was just
as quiet aDCUS H. ;
Supper was. now announced, and feeling
hungry, I proceeded to the front ; parlor.
The cold lunch had been removed, and a
gorgeous supper set in its place. Every
delicatry and luxury that a roroplete cui
sine could produce was upon the board,
and the wines were of the most expensive
and delicious brands. While at supper,
the gentlemanly proprietor gave me s slight
insight into the game of faro", and on re
tiring to the table I invested a fire dollar
bill, merely as a sort of initiation fee. I
had the satisfaction of losing three dollars
at first, then- of winning three five ten
nd so on,' with an occasional loss for
I nlaced mv "chins." aa the customers are
called, on different cards until I had won
some twenty or thirty dollars. The next
card was againBt me, and my whole pile
was swept off, much to my consolation.
in the interim, Harry the young man
who had so much interested me had
been accumulating quite a pile of "chips."
red, blue, and white.. Every card seemed
fftVOr lllni) and the proprietor's brother-
in-law told me thai his - winnings"1 must
amount to nearly two thousand dollars.
Satisfied with what I, had seen; X depar
ted for the night, but with a renolve: that
I would return shortly, to study my young
friend Harry. There seemed something
about him more interesting-, than the,
others. : . ' -; ' '- -.
The next day I saw him in Broadway,
riding in a handsome open -carriage, vth
eneof the most beautiful and c. lebcAted
courtezans of the city. k ' I .
. "Halloo!" said a friend With rV.here
goes young Seaville, withij!icies!'
:. "Who is-kafKa---',;-.;
Harry Seaville. He is rich as a Roths
child, and is making ducks and drakes of
his money using himself, and breaking
his mother s heart, as lust as he can.
Serves her right too; its all her fault."
"He was over head and eara in love with
a little sewing girl who did some work for
his lady mother, and wanted to marry her.
Of course, Madame net her foot down
that he shouldn't she had rather see him
in his coffin, any day. The girl was pretty,
refined, lady-like, and all lhat all she
wanted was money and opportunities to
make her as great a belle as Mrs. Seaville
herself was, when she was first married.
But her ladyship said tio,' and poor Harry
gave it up after a long struggle, which
, . i 'l 1 t-.l 1 .1
neany siiieu uia uuu nuujuis momer,
for both were proud as Luciftr, and hated
to give in to anybody. The piior sewing
girl took it to heart, and died. Harry
said nothing, but he has bien going it
ever since with a perfect rusl. He gives
that woman more money than would sup-,
port you and me together, n style he
gambles, drinks like a fish, ttnd seems to
have devoted himself to goinjf to the d I
as fast as he possibly can!" i
The carriage passed us at tin's moment,
and I saw the poor fellow a little pale by
daylight faultlessly dressed and evi
dently an object of great pride and affec
tion to the splendid, bold beauty who sat
in front of him, but with the same pen
sive, listless look that he wore the night
before a look of settled melancholy and
abstraction, like that of one who seeks
only to forget the past and pride. It
was plain that his thoughts were far away,
and he heeded the haughty "Empress
Arabella," as she was called, no more than
he did myself. " .
Tho next night, curiosity prompted me
to drop in again at the -gambling house,
arid 1 found Harry thei e, as usual, but
losing, this time, as much, 00 fr
pio-uing evtjunig, with the same quiet
The next, and the next night, he was
st 11 there, and lost immense sums, ror
some two weeks, I made it a habit to look
in, for a few minutes, and found him al
ways at his corner, after twelve o'clock
Earlier in, the evening, I had seen him, on
several occasions, in a private box at the
opera or theater with the "impress Ara
bella," still handsome and stylish, but
still with that Tveary, ennvyee look, that
ever haunted his fine nice.
Of course, his money could not last for
ever. His extravagance wasUremendous,
and when a little excited by wine which
was rare, although he drank with perfect
recklessness he did not seem to under
stand lhat money had any value. I met
him in many places, and found him throw
ing his gold awny like dirt, everywhere.
A short lime must evidently bring it loan
end, and so it did!
One night, the play was high, at the
gambling-house, and the players were ex
cited, so I stopped longer than usual to
witness the scene. Harry was there, of
course, and began to show unmistakeable
signs of the dissipation into which he had
so persistently plunged himself. For a
wonder he had began by playing low, but
soon won a tew hundred, which he imme
diately received. His winnings grew
apace, until they amounted to fifteen hun
dred dollars. He took the "chips," and
going into the trout parlor, arank an en
tire bottle of champagne, and ate some
supper, cneenuny cnaiiing wun the pro
prietor of the house
Just before he returned to the gam
bling-table, he carelessly remarked, show
ing his handful of counters, "There is
every dollar that I own in the world
came here with one hundred, and luck has
made it fifteen -hundred. I'm going to
put that all on one card, and double it or
In other houses, where the bets were
limited to small sums, this would not have
been allowed, but this bank allowed un
limited betting, aqd Harry placed his en
tire pile of "chips upon a single card.
The dealer went on mechanically draw
ing forth his kings, queens, and knaves,
and in a few. moments, Harry's counters
were swept off, for the benefit of the bank.
lie smiled faintly, as he saw them go,
and arising from the tablo, approached the
proprietor, who was talking with me,
near the door.
"I don't know," said Harry, laying his
hand on my companion s arm, "whether
1 have lost more than I have won here or
not, during the last two months, but I've
been a pretty tegular customer, I know."
"xou have indeed, sir, and I hope you
have always been treated well."
'Excellently well, thank vou. lou
know 1 (old you a few minutes ago, that
I was going to risk all 1 bad.
"Well, I lost it, and am going to bid
you good-bye. I've got through playing
faro." . .
"I hope not, sir."
"Yes; forever. Here is my hand-
'tiood-bye, sir. l jiope you'll thinit
better of your 'resolution. 'Better luck,
next time,' maybe." !
"I 6hall never try it." "'
The young man took the proprietor's
hand, nodded an adieu to the rest of the
company, and passed through, to the front
parwr. ' ,-'.', ,
He was so quiet so gentlemanly un
der the loss of his Inst cent, that I could
not but wonder what he would do now,
xnd unconciously, I followed him with my
eyes, trying to fancy how he would like
nothing for a living.
He walked to the mantle-piece, glanced
in the heavy-framed plate glass mirror,
adjusted his cravat, aud after fumbling a
moment in his pockets, withdrew his hand;
placed it inside his waistcoat stood still
a second, and then; staggering backward
a few steps, fell Upon the carpet".'' ' '" !
We ran toliim, and saw a crimson stain,
gradually enlarging itself upon his shirt
bosom. I drew his hand from his breast.
and found tightly clenched in it, aHitlle
parlor-pistol, which would make no noise
not so much ns the popping of a champagne-cork
especially when fired under
nenth the vest and coat. .
Before we could rina him up, and lay
him upon n sofa, he was dead. The ball
had penetrated his heart, and his feverish,
sad life of unnatural uayety was over.
The affair was. hushed up by the pro
prietor, who did not wish it to be known
bs occurring in his, house, and by Mrs.
Seaville, who did not wish it to be known
at all. They buried the poor boy, as a
last act of lenience, beside the grave of his
love, and let us hops, tenderly and char
itably, that he had not sinned too deeply
to be permitted to meet her above, in a
land where the stern laws of caste cannot
sunder two hearts that beat only for each
The .:uc Uaili'oud Disaster.
W. J. Hawkes, Esq., of Charlestown,
Va., who was a passenger on the train,
furnishes tho following thrilling account
of the late horrible accident on the Michi
gan Southern' Railroad, He was swept
forty feet down the stream from the point
where the train was precipitated into it.
On reaching the shore I stumbled over
a man turned and found him alive. 1
asked him his name. He replied, "Wal
worth." I could not raise him, and went
to the cars for assistance, passing ten or
twelve dead bodies on the beach. Ar
riving at the wreck, I found some one had
procured a light returned and found
Walworth dead. He was a lare, fine
looking old gentleman. I afterward as
sisted his sou in his last moments.
The first thing that arrested my ntten-
was, that I was standing on a pile of dead
bodies. One man I thought alive and
gazing into my face. I turned the lamp
around, and the glazed eye of death told
me that all was over. A lady had her
arm clasped around his neck, with a fright
ful wound in her head, her feet caught
and crushed in the wheels of the car. At
their feet lay a beautiful boy, with his head
severed from his body as close as it could
have been done by the guillotine. Some
were just in the pangs of death. Others,
caught and crushed by the falling timbers,
begged mo to kill them and put them out
of their misery. There was a lady, going
to meet her husband, with her daughter
Bix years old, nnd a babe at the breast.
The mother and little girl were killed.
The mother had clasped the babe in such
a manner that it was unhurt.
The ground was strewed with heads,
arms, legs and dead bodies. I saw sev
eral with their backs broken and their
lower limbs paralyzed, writhing in the
sand. Some of them would clutch me as
I passed, with a grasp from which it was
almost impossible to free myself. Several
beautiful boys and girls were taken from
the bank. They were drowned, but looked
beautiful in death. Others were crushed
between the wheels, with their faces and
hands upturned in a supplicating manner.
I passed a woman "who begged me to
find her children." She was crvinf.
"0! my dear family; my six children."
Both of her legs were crushed off below
the knee. She lived ten or fifteen minntes.
I afterward assisted in taking two of her
children from the wreck, dead. Two
more tine boys of her's were found one
with his leg cut off ; the other had lo6t
his arm, and bolh were living when I
To ftlnke Hard Water Soft.
As our Yankee women cannot wash
with hard water and do justice to fine
linen, allow me to give a simple and easy
way to make it solt on short notice, which
will be of much value to many in a dry
While the water is heating, take two
quarts of wheat bran, put it into a bag
and place it in the boiler of water, and
when hot enough to use, it will be soft.
This is enough for a common washing.
Or you nan use soda, a few ounces of
which will give whiteness to the fabric,
without the slightest injury, and will not
affect the hands.
Or, in my opinion, boir.x i probably the
best neutralizer used to sot ten water. .It
is better than soda or any other alkili yet
known. It takes half a teacupful to ten
or twelve gallons of boiling water, and
will save nearly one-half in soap. An
extra quality of this powder is used for
ladies' cambrics, dec. '
Borax being a neutral salt, it does not
injure the texture of the linen; its eflect is
to soften the hardest water, and is excel
lent to clean hair, and therefore it should
be on every toilet table. Haid water will
not make good tea. Soft water is essen
tial, All water can be made soft by using
a teaspoonful of borax powders to a tea
kettle of water in which it should boil.
It will save much in quantity say one
fifth of tea. ,
Jt&"K histrionic party who has heard a
great deal about the "Theater of War,"
suggests that- the back seats must be de
An Army Anecdote.
- When the Virginia regiment of volun
teers arrived at -General Taylor's camp
at Walnut Springs,, near Monterey, their
arms were rather the worse for their 1 ina
march from Comargo, being somewhat
rusty, and dusty. A certain lieutenant of
that corps, who prided himself on belong
ing to one of the F. F. V.'s first families
of Virginia on the next day after their
arrival, was strolling through the camp
trying to get a peep at the old general,
when he espied a stout fellow in his shirt
sleeves seated on the '. ground beneath a
shtidy-bower, 'hard at work' on a sword
hilt. 1 he lieutenant with apompousair
walked up to the old chap and addressed
mm as follows:
"I tiay, Old Fel, whioh is Generul Tay
lor's tent?" "V
. Old Fel, hard at work rubbing the
sword hut "That one there."
I wonder if I could see the groat horo?"
"Well, co'onel, you might, and then
again you might not.
Putting on an extra share of dignity,
the officer said: "Come my old trump, you
must show me how I can got a eight at
him. W hose sword is that which you are
"What, this cheese knife. Thai's old
Zach's I have been cleaning it for him."
"Then you work for the General, do
you; Well, my weapon is a little rusty,
and if you will clean it up handsomely I
will give you a dollar."
"Well, drop your toad-sticker here, and
drop round this way to-morrow, nnd I'll
have it ready for you. If you don't find
me here, you call over to the General s
tent, and I'll be there."
The lieutenant left his sword with the
old chap, and after taking a turn or two
about the general s quarters, and an occa
sional peep through the doorway of the
hut, went his way. The day following he
called at the bower where he had seen the
man at work buj found no one. He then
went over to the General's tent, and the
sentry seeing that he was an officer passed
him in. lie found the "Old Fel" Walking
up and down in the route tent, in which was
a email table covered with a newspaper and
a couple of camp stools. Tne "Old
Trump" handed the officer his sword, all
bright and clean as when it first came from
Amos' Factory, on the banks of the Con
necticut. Upon receiving it, the lieuten
ant kindly informed "Old Fel" of the
startling fact that he belonged to one of
the firs-, families of Virginia, nd Uton,
punching the "Old Trump" playfully in
the ribs, he said:
"Come, now, Old Fatty, can't you show
us the General?"
At this, "Old Fel" drew himself up and
shouted in a voice of thunder, while his
eyes flaahed fire, "boy! I am General Tay
lor." Overwhelmed with confusion, the young
scion of the "F. F. V." could not say a
wcrd, but with . staring eyes and open
mouth bowed himself outof the tent. He
then made a bee-line through the woods,
Old Zach shoaling after him:
"1 say. Young Fel, you have forgot that
But the lieutenant did not stop until he
reached the Virginia encampment, where
he staid in his lent, in momentary appre
hension of an order for his arrest. No
order came, however, but the story at
length got out, and many a sharp quiz
wns put upon the young gentleman by his
brother officers, as to his employing Gen.
Taylor to clean his sword hilt, and how
many inches "Old Fatty" had upon his
What an auditor Might have Been.
Holland, the editor of the Springfield
(Mass.) "Republican," has been up to
Vermont, where be came from, and he
thus sketches what he should have been,
if he had uot left home and become an
'.'Your correspondent would have grown
stalwart and strong, with horny hands,
and a face as black as the ace of spades.
tie would have taught schools winters,
worked on a farm snmmers, and gone out
having hticen days in July, and taken for
pay the iron-work and running-gear of a
wagon. At two and twenty, or therea-.
bouts, he would have begun to pay atten
tions to a girl with a lather worth two
thousand dollars, and a spit curl on her
forehead a girl who always went to singing-school,
and set in the seats and sung
without opening her mouth a pretty girl
anyway. Well, after seeing her home
from singing two or three years, taking
her to a Fourth-of-July celebration, and
getting about a hundred dollars together,
he would marry her and settle down.
Years would pass away, and that girl with
the spit curl would have eleven children
just as sure as you live seven boys and
four girls. VVe should have had a time in
bringing them up, but thev would soon
be able to do the milking, and help their
mother wash-days, and 1, getting inde
pendent at last, and getting a little stiff in
the joints, would be elected a member of
the Legislature, having been an assessor
and school committeeman for years. In
the evening of my days, with my pipe in
my mouth, thirteen barrels of cider In my
cellar, and a newspaper in my hands, I
should sit and look over the markets,
through a pair of gold-mounted spectacles,
and wonder why such a strange, silly
piece as this would be published."
Tobacco. The Genessee "Farmer"
says: "In reply to our offer for a prize
for the best essay 'on the best and earliest
mode of raising tobacco plants,' a corres
pondent facetiously remarks: -
" 'Attach a good team to an eagle plow,
and raise them on the mold-board of said
plow, and turn them under as the team
proceeds across the field. This should bo
done carl in tho morning. I consider
this the earliest and best mode of raising
tobacco plants.' "
A Letter fm Sickles.
Nkw York, July 20. The "Herald" of
to-day contains a letter to the edit-jr. from
Hon. Daniel E. Sickles, in whinh he cor
rects a statement made in that paper, yes
terday, regarding the recent event in .his
"The reconciliation," he says, "wns my
own act, without any consultation with
any relative, connection, friend or adviser.
Whatever blame, . if any . belongs to the
step should fall upon me. I am prepared
to defend what 1 have done, before the
only tribunals I recognize as haying the
slightest 'claim to jurisdiction, over the
subject, my own conscience and the bar" of,
heaven. ' "4
"I am not aware of any statute or code "
of morals which mnkes it infamous to for
give a woman, nor is it usual to make our
domestic life a subject of consultat ion with
friends, no matter how near and dear to
us, and 1 cannot allow even all the world
combined to dictate to me the repudiation
of my wife, when I think it right to forgive
her and restore her to my confidence and
protection. If I evor failed to compre
hend the utter desolate position of an of
fending, though penitent woman, the hap
less future with all its dark possibilities of
danger to which she is doomed when pro
scribed as au outcast,
"I can now see plainly enough in the
almost universal howl of denunciation with
which she is followed to my threshold,
the misery and perils from which I have
rescued the mother of my child; and al
though it is very sad for me to incur the
blamo of friends and the reproaches of
many wise and good people, I shall strive
to prove to all who feel any interest in me,
that if I am the first man who has ven
tured to say '! the world, an erring wife
atid mother in n be forgiven and redeemed,
that in spite of all the obstacles 'u my
path, the ood results of this example shall
entitle it to the imitation of the generous,
and the commendation of the just.
"There are many who think that an act
of duty, proceeding solely from affections,
which can only be comprehended in the
heart of a husband and father, is to be
fatal to my professional, political and so
cial standing; if this be so, so be it.
"Political station, professional success,
social recognition, are not the only prizes
of ambition, and 60 long as I do nothing
worse than to re-unite my family under
the roof where they may find shelter from
contumely and persecution, 1 do not fear
the noisy but fleeting voice of popular
'The multitude accept their first im
pressions from a few, but in the end men
think for themselves; and if I knew the
human heart, and sometimes I think that
in a career of mingled sunshine and storm,
I have sounded nearly all its depths, then
I may assure those who look with reluc
tant forebodings upon my future, to be
of good cheer, for I will not cease to vin
dicate a just claim to the respect of my
"While to these motley groups here and
there who look upon my misfortunes only
as weapons to be employed tor my de
struction to these I say, once for all, if a
man make a good use of his enemies they
will be as serviceable to him as his frten.ls.
"In conclusion let me ask only one favr
of those who, from whatever motive, may
deem it necessary or agreeable to comment
in public or private upon this sad history,
and that is to aim -all their arrows at my
breast, and for the sake of my innocent
child, to spare her yet youthful mother,
while she seeks in sorrow and contrition
the mercy and pardon of Him to whom,
sooner or later, we must all appeal."
A Good Tiling in the Story Line.
Some years ago, a Cincinnati paper re
ceived and printed the first chapter of what
appeared to be a most thrilling romance,
in the expectation of being provided with
the concluding portions as might be
needed. The chapter was very ingeni
ously written, and concluded by leaving
the principal charactei suspended by the
pantaloons from the limb of a tree over a
perpendicular precipice. It attracted the
attention of the press, and the inquiries
began to be made concerning the continu
ation of the fate of its hero. Day afier
day the victimized publishers looked for
the remaining chapters, but in vain.
They never came to hand. Finding that
they had been sold, and wishing to put a
stop to the jokes their cotemporaries were
cracking at their expense, thev briefly con
cluded the story thus:
" Chapter II Conclusion. After hang
ing to the treacherous tree for four weeks
his pantaloons gave way, nnd Charles Mel
ville rolled headlong over the yawning
He fell a distance of five miles, ana
came down with the small of his back
across a stake and ri-'f;: ''-nee, which jarred
him that he was c . -polled to travel in
Italy for his heal li, here he is at pres
ent residing. He is engaged in the butch
ering business, and is the father of a large
family of children."
Shooting Caterpillars. E. F. Sture,
of Georgiaville, R. I., thinks the easiest,
quickest, surest way to get the caterpil
lars off the trees is to sh ot them. Use
a small charge of powder without wad
ding, holding the muzzle of the gun close
to the nest; blaze away, and the worms,
will be annihilated, while the most tender
twigs will not be injured. He says, "I
have practiced it several years with com-
plete success," nil of which we are ready
to believe, having often done the same
thing. - , .; :. 7 ;,
JCyThe exports of cotfeui'' to ' fj rent
Britain this season is 500,000 bales larger
than for the corresponding period of I JJS7 ;
and the total foreign export is 610,000 in
excess. . This furnishes a basis to the ex
tent of 30,000,000 at least, in liquidation
of indebtedness abroad, an;' makes amenda
for tho short supply of grain. ,
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