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ft D' Pa"ish, Hugh Jones, E. J, JUHa.
wa J. Jones.
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o Election MTchael H aeeon.
EBENSBURG, PA , THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1863.
Over the River.
1 caught a radiant glimpse to-night
Of the golden city out of sight,
Throned on the purple hills of light
Over the river.
I saw the dazzling sea of glass,
And'shining shapes that o'er it pass,
I saw their golden cymbals, flash,
Over the river. '
I saw them there, that martyr band,
Whom patriotic fires have fanned,
To perish for their native land,
Over the river.
There phalanxed 'mid the sons of light,
In stainless uniform of white,
They stood in armor dazzling bright,
Over the river.
I heard the roll-call loud and clear,
And each new angel answered here j
Then triumph paeans swept my ear.
Over the river.
Oh ! rarest country ever known
In any clime or any zone,
Native to angel feet alone,
Over the river.
You have lotus vales, where the weary rest,
You havjs isles of balm, for the distrest,
And groves of spice, for the earl blest,
Over the river.
I saw my fair dead mother go
Thro' fields where milk-white roses blow,
And strike her golden cymbal low,
Over the river.
My heart beat wild, but tenderly,
She fixed her mild blue eyes on me,
And drew me in, sweet ecstacy J
I walkedtlie gardens of the bleat, . J
My weary head upon her breast,
And I felt the touch of her light caress,
Over the river.
Ohl groves of spice, oh I isles of balm,
Oh ! soul-life passing grand and calm,
As the flowing of an organ-psalm,
Over the river.
My uncle Beagly, who commenced his
commercial career very early in the pres
ent century as a bagaian, will tell stories.
Among them ho tells his single ghost story
so often that I am heartily tired of it. In
self-defence, therefore, I publish the tale,
in order that when the good, kind old
gentleman offers to bore us with it, every
body may say they know it. I remember
every word of it.
One fine autumn evening about forty
years ago, I was travelling on horseback
from Shrewsbury to Chester. I felt tol
erably tired, and was beginning to look
out for some suusr wavside inn, where I
mijrht pass the night, when a sudden and
violent thunder storm came on. jiy norse,
terrified by the lightning, fairly took the
bridle between his teeth, and started off
with me at full gallop, through the lanes
and cross-roads, until at length I managed
to mill him ur, just near the door of a
neat-iouKing cuuimy iuu.
"Well " thoucht 1. "tliere was wic in
vour madness, old bo-, since it brought us f
tn thia comfortable refuse.
And alighting, I gave him in charge to
the stout farmer's boy, who acted as hos
tler. The inn kitchen, which was also
the guest room, was large, clean, neat and
comfortable very like the pleasant hos
telry described by Izaak Walton. There
were several travelers already in the room
probably, like myself, driven there for
shelter and they were all warming them
selves by the blazing fire, while waiting
for supper. I joined the party. Pres
ently, being summoned by tho hostess, we
all sat down, twelve in number, to a
smoking repast of bacon and eggs, corned
beef and carrots, and stewed hare.
The conversation naturally turned on
the mishaps. occasioned by the. storm, of
which every one seemed to have his full
share. One had been thrown off his horse ;
another, driving in a gig, had been upset
intoa muddy pike; all had got a thorough
wetting, and agreed unanimously that it
was dreadful weather a regular witches'
"Witches and ghosts prefer for their
snbbath a fine moonlisrht nisht to such
weatfcfsr as this !"
These w"0r(3 were uttered in a solemn
tone, and with grange emphasis, by one
of the company. He was a ,lall, dark
looking man, and I d hira down in
my own mind as a leveling merchant or
pedlar. My next neighbor was a gay,
welMooking, fashionably drce 7S
man. who bursting into a peal of latter.
"""Li . .-i
"Vou must know tne manners anu cus
toms of ghosts very well, to be able to tell
that they dwlxk getting wet or muddy'
The first speaker, giving hiin a dark,
fierce look, said :
. "Young inaa, speak not so lightly of
things above your comprehension."
"l)o you mean to imply that there are
such things as ghost3 V
"Perhaps there are, if yoahad thecour
'age to look at them."
"That taunt should cost you dear, if it
were not sueb a foolish one'
"A foolish one !" exclaimed the mer
chant, throwing on the table a heavy
1 "There are fifty guineas. I am content
to lo3e them, if, before the hour is ended,
I do not succeed in showing you, who are
so obstinately prejudiced, the form of any
one of your deceased friends j and if, after
you have recognized" him, you will allow
him to kiss your lips."
We all looked at each other; but my
young neighbor, still in the same mocking
manner, replied : :
"You will do that, will you V
"Yes," said the other, "I will stake
these fifty guineas, on condition that you
will pay a similar sum if you lose."
Al ter a short pause the young man said,
"Fifty guineas, my, worthy sorcerer, are
more-than a . poor college sizar ever pos
sessed ; but here are five, which, if you
are satisfied, I shall be most willing to
wager." . "
The othev)k up his purse, sayins in
a contemp tone : - -
"Young t. Msh to draw back."
"I draw K imed the student.
"Well, if 1 1 icas, you should
seewhether 1 taw back !"
"Here," said Iare four guineas which
I will stake on your wager."
No sooner had I made this propositron
thaa the rest of the company, attracted by
the singularity of the affair,sanie .forward
to lay'down the money; and in anu
or two the fifty guineas were eubC -.rfc
The merchant appeared so sure of wiunwtg'
that he placed all tlie money in the stu
dent's hands, and prepared for his experi
ment. We selected for the purpose a
small summer-house in the garden, per
fectly isolated, and having no means of
exit but a window and a door, which
were carefully fastened, after placing the
young man within. Wo put writing
materials on a small table in the summer
house, and took away tho candles. We
remained outside, with the peddler among
us. In a low, solemn voice he began to
chant the following lines :
"What riseth slow from the ocean caves
And the stormy 6urf?
The phanton pale sets his blackened foot
On the fresh green turf."
Then raising his voice he said :
"You asked to sec your friend, Francis
Villiers, who was drowned three years ago
off the coast of South America ; what do
you see V
"I see," replied the student, "a white
light arising near the window; but it has
no form ; it is like an uncertain cloud."
We the spectators remained pro
"Are you afraid ?" asked the merchant,
in a loud voice.
"I am not," replied the student firmly.
After a' womeut's silence, the peddler
stamped three times on the ground, and
sang : .
"And the phantom white whose clay cold f.ice
Was once so fair,
Drie3 with his "shrond his clinging veil
t And his sea-tossed hair."
Once more the solemn question :
"You, who would sec revealed the mys
teries of the tomb- what do you sec now ?"
The student ansvcrcd in a calm voice,
but like that of a man describing things
as they passed before him.
"I see the cloud taking the form of "a
phantom; its head is covered xrixh a long
veil it stands still !" '
"Are you afraid ?"
"I am not !"
We looked at each other in horror
stricken silence, whilo the merchant,
raising his arm a above his head, chanted
in a sepulchral voice:
"And the phantom said, as he rose from the
He shall know me in sooth;
I will go to my friend, gay, smiling and fond,
As in our first youth 1"
"What do you see ?" said he.
"I see the phantom advance ; he lifts
his veil 'tis Francis Villiers ! he ap
proaches the table.! ho writes ! 'tis his
signature ! "
"Are you afraid V
A icarful moment of silence ensued;
then the student replied, but in an altered
"I am not."
"With strange and frantic gestures the
merchant then sang :
"And the phantom said to the mocking seer,
I come from the South :
wit thy hand on my hand thy heart on my
- heart ;
Thy month on my mouth."
"VThat do you see V
"He come3 ho approaches me he
pursues me he is stretching out his arms
he will have me ! help 1 help ! Save
"Arc you afraid now ?" asked the mer
chant, in a mocking voice. '
Apiercing cry, and then a stifled groan,
were the only reply to this terrible ques
tion. "Help that rash youth!" said the mer
chantbitterly. "I have, T tbankyou, won
the wager, but it is sufficient for me to
have given him a lesson. Let him keep
his money and be wiser for the future."
He walked rapidly away. We opened
Ihe door of the summer-house and found
the student in convulsions; A paper
signed with the name '.'Sraccis Villiers,"
wasjjn the table. Asjoans th4a4s
senses were restoretfTiie asked vehemently
where was tho vile sorcerer who had sub
meet ally subjected him to such a he-"" Me
ordeal he would kill him I He , iit
hira throughout the :dd in vain ; then,
with the speed ot a madman, he dashed
off acrcss the fields in pursuit of him and
we never saw cither of them again. That,
children, i3 my Ghost story ?
V"And how is it, uncle, that after that
you, didn't believe in ghosts V iaid I, the
first time I heard it.
"JJseause, my boy," replied my uncle,
"neither the student nor the merchant
eycr returned ; and the forty-five guineas,
belonging to me and other travellers,
continued equally invisible. Those two
swindlers carried them off, after having
acted a farce, which we, like ninnies,
believed to be real."
Kotes from liilalelp!ila.
' Philadelphia, Dec. 1, 18C3.
Correspondence of The Allcghanian.
-ThanksgivinGT, with all its attendant
pleasantries, is over.
Takinjr it a!toreth-
er,'it wa well observed.
The day" was
elear and beautiful the sun shone fortli
brilliantly the ' air, although chilly in
the curly morning, became genial by noon.
The joys of the day were eahaneed by the
glorious tiding of victory from tho West.
In honor of this event, flags and banners
were thrown to the breeze, and it was with
nlore than usual admiration that many a
sparkling eye fondly gazed upon tlie ex
The various churches were well atten
ded, and.heart3 swelling with joy and
thanksgiving praised Him for the many
mercies vouchsafed unto us.
At the general hospitals in and around
the city, the hearts of many sick and
wounded soldiers were gladdened by the
untiring energies of the fair ones in their
behalf. The hospitals were all tastily
decorated, and at the Turners Lane,
M'Clcllan, and a number of others, sump
tuous repasts were served up for the in
mates. There was also the usual fun and frolic.
One manner in which the soldiers in
camp amused themselves was by partici
pation in a pig c7ia.se. The pig, weighing
from fifty to seventy-five pounds, was put
in proper trim by having its tail shaved
and well greased or soft-soaped. Who
ever could then catch the animal by the
tail and lift it from the ground was the
lucky man and the winner of an X. It
was well attended, very animated, but
unsuccessful so far as catching tho pig
On Thursday morning last, Mr. Levi
B. Short, a resident of this city, dieJ after
a few hours illnecS. He was th6 inventor
of the celebrated "Greek Fire," which cf
late has been .such an unwelcome visitor
to the people of Charleston. He had
made many improvements in the terrible
agent since its first introduction, but it
failed to entirely meet the expectations of
its invlntor and supporters. The memory
of 2Ir. S., however, as a citizen and
patriot, will long live in the hearts of his
countrymen, aud some genius may yet
perfect that which he commenced.
Ou Wednesday, the 2d regiment U. S.
colored infantry, from Washington, passed
through this city, en route for Texa3.
Strength, 1010. They made a decidedly
fine appearance, and looked as though
they might be able tostop bullets quite as
well as white men.
The 8th regiment U. S. colored troops
is filling up rapidly, and requires but
sixty men to complete the quota. This
regiment was organized and recruited in
this city. -
The rebel rain Atlanta, which has been
for some time on exhibition here for the
benefit of the Union Volunteer Ilefresh
ment Saloon, has been removed from the
Washington street wharf and placed upon
the dry dock for repairs. As. one views
the dark and silent monster, it is with
deep indignation he thinks of the much
boasted but fallacious promises of English
neutfality. He is also reminded of the
devotion of the misled women of Savan
nah, whose enthusiasm caused them to
give their gold and jewels to purchase the
armor for the vesscl-a vcsrel whoe mis
sion it should be to disperse the federal
bloekadicg fleet, capture the monitors,
and destroy Philadelphia and Xew York.
Alas for their hopes! the Atlanta was
itself captured by the Wcehawken.
The detachments from the different
Penna. regiments here at present are
under the command "of Brig.-Gen. Gib
bon, who was severely wounded at Gettys
burg and has not sufficiently recovered for
field service. There were upwards of
three hundred drafted men and "subs"
sent from here within the present week
to 3Ier.de and Gilmore, leaving about
sixty in ths barracks. It was quite a
relief to have them sent to the lront.
After a. number of them hs. ve ben to
gether for a tiuie, their plans are o nicely
arranged that it is almost impossible to
prevent escapes. To give you an idea of
the vigilance required, I shall' relate the
particulars cf one of the iuany plots re
sorted to, which occurred last wek : One
of the subs,irith a rabst-en treating coun
tenance, applied to Major Falls, comman-
squares to see
to cro uuaer
guard a few
a sister- who
was about dyics;, he said. ' He? also had a
lady go to the Major's headouarters and
intercede fur him. The Major, although
an old soldier of the Mexican and Florida
wars, could not refuse so humane a privi
lege, so a guard accompanied the sub to a
hou;-e on the banks of the Schuylkill.
Ou returning, and just after reaching the
pavement,-they were met by,a party of a
half dozen citizens, who without ceremony
disarmed, the guard, threw his gun ioto
the river, and gave him a jolly old bcat
ingyrj"heyvihen left, taking with them
the sup, who has not been heard of since.
Of "course, the Major, upon hearing the
facts connected with the- case, became
deeply enraged, and. he forthwith sent -a
guard to the house to arrest the olfenders,
which wa&iiaiuul to. -be inhabited bT
coula.".of .aged, women only. Tt tanuTd"
out rather a good joke on the Major, for a
few dayjf previous he had placed a party
of officers' 4inder arrest for ai'owing eight
subs to escape, all of whom were on the
third day following found concealed iu
the cellarwaiting an opportunity to make
A Curious Chapter ou
The diversity prevailing in
nations in reference to articles
seems to confirm, in its liberal sense, the
proverbial saying that "'one man's meat is
another man's poison." Many an article
of food which is in high esteem in one
country is regarded in others with abhor
rence, which even famine can hardly
In the Shetland Islands, it is said that
crabs aud lobsters abound, which the
people catch for the London Market, but
refuse to eat even when halt starved !
Tne John Dory is reckoned by epicures
one of the choicest of fish ; but in Devon
shire, where it abounds, and also in
Ireland, it used to be thrown away as unfit
for food. There seems to be some super
stition connected with this, as it is said
that a Devonshire cook flatly refused to
dress it. Eels, which are abundant and of
rood quality in Cumberland and We?t-
morelaud and also in Scotland, are regard-
ed by the people there with as much dis
gust as snakes. Skate, which is in hih
estimation in England, in Ireland is hardly
ever eaten except by the fisherman.
Scallops, on the other hand, which are
reckor.ed a dainty in Ireland, are hardly
ever eaten in England ; and although they
are abundant on many of the coasts, few
of the English have an idea that they are
eatable. The cuttlefish, (that kind that
produces the iuky fluid,) although found
on our coasts, is not eaten by us ; but at
Naples it is highly esteemed, and travelers
report that it tastes like veal.
Cockchafers are candied, and served up
with other confectionery by the Italians.
The hedgehog no oue thinks of eating
in England except the gipsies and some
who have joined them, and who report
that it is better than rabbit.
The sailors in the English and Dutch
whale ships do not eat the flesh of the
whale ; but those in the French whalers
(with their well-known skill in cookery)
are said to make a palatable dish cf it.
But by almost all the lower classes in
England, venison and game ot all kinds
are held in abhorrence, and so are fresh
By the Australian savages frogs, snakes,
large moths, and grubs picked out from
the wood, all of which the English settler
turns from in disgust, are esteemed as
dainties ; but they are shocked at our
Milk as an article of food (except for
sucking babies) is loathed by the South
Sea islanders. Goats have been iotro-
duced into several of the islands, but the
people deride the settlers with using th
unlit, and ask them why they do not milk:
their cows. On the other hand, dogs and
rats are favorite articles cf food with"
them. These last, as is well known are
often eaten by the Chinese,, who also eat
salted earth-worms, and a kind of sea
slug, which most -Europeans will turn
from with disgust.
In the narrative cf Anson's voyage is a
full account of the prejudice of the South
Americans (both of Creoles and Indians)
against turtle as poisonous. The prison
ers captured on prize ships warned the
sailors against eating i and for tome time
lived on bad ship beef ; but seeing our
men thrive cn the turtle, they began to
eat it at first sparingly and ut length
. Horseflesh, which most Europeans wo'd
retuse to cat except in great extremity, is
preferred by the Tartars to all eke ; and
the flesh of the wild ass's colt was greatly
esteemed by the Romans. As for pork,
it is on religious grounds that Jews and
Mahommedans abstain from it, as the
Hindoos do from beef. But the Chris
tians of the East seem to have nearly an .
equal -itversiq-. to it, and the like prevailed
till lately in Scotland.
The larsre shell snail, balled escargot:
l a favorite daintv with the ancient
Romans, and itill is so in a great part of
the south of Europe, though most English
men would be half starved before they
would eat it. In Vienna the large wood
ants are served rip arid eaten alive. Small
crabs are eaten alive in China. The guana;
a larire species of lizzard, is a great dainty
in some of the West India Islands. And
monkey and alligator arc eaten in Africa
and South America, "and some travelers
who have overcome their prejudice pro
nounced them to be good eating.-
Even when the same substances are
eaten in different countries, there is
strange difference in the mode of preparing
thera. Both we and the islanders use
buttex-Lut they store i: up without ealt
till.it is rancid and sour. We agree with"
the Abyssinians in liking beef, but they
would probably object as much to the
roast beef of Old England as we should to
the half-living morsels of -raw beef in
which they deliuht.
Maize, the Indian corn of America, has
been incroduced into'Xew Zealand by tho
mli-lonarics, and the people cultivate and
highly esteem it. But their mode of
preparing it for food is to Europeans most
disgusting. They steep it in water till it
is putrid, aud then mas.e it into a kind of
porridge which emits a most intolerable
TriE Net Bonnet. Lt Beau Monde
describes as follows a new fashion in ladies'
bonnets: Perhaps one of tho most remar
kable bonnet which have been brought
under the observation of the f ashionable
world is that shape which has been pub
lished within "the last two or three weeks,
and which the inventor calls the "resill,"
(in English the net shape.) The applica-.
tion of this namo will be felt true when
we say that in each ca?e a fancy and dec
orated net is attached to the bonnet, in the
placo of the curtain, and so conveniently
that the hair can be immediately placed
in it, and released upon taking the bonnet
off. Doubtless this bonnet ha3 been
suggested by the flowing styles of wearing
the hair which are coming into fashion.
are inconvenient for out door
There is a beautiful legend illus
trating the blessedness of performing our
duty at whatever cost to our own inclina
tion. A beautiful vision of our Savior
had appeared to a monk, and in silent
bliss he was gazing upon it. The hour
arrived in which it was the duty to feed
the poor of the convent. He lingered
not in bis cell to enjoy the vision, but
left it to perform his humble duty. When
he returned he found the blessed vision
still waiting for him, and uttering these
words: "Hadst thou staid, I must havb
How like beauty is the rose I .For
when the south wind courts her gently,
how moderately she blows and paints tho
sun in her mild blnshes. But wheu the
north wind comes near her, rude and '
impatieut, then, like chastity, she 16"ckV
her beauties in her bud agaiu, and havi
him to base briers.
A man named Oats as hau'.ed trp .
recently for beating his wife and children:
On being sentenced to imprisonment, tua
brute, remarked that it was cry hsid
a man was not allowed to trash his
The traffic in birds' nests in Java.,
produces the Dutch government a niillior
of dollars yearly. - -