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OLUME 8: :'
BgENSBTJRG, THTJlPAY. FEimnATi V 9 i8G7.
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VtTILUAM KITTELLy Attorney at
IVV ' Ebensburg, Pa."7 1 " '
fJgyxFENON, Attorney at' Law)
l EbenRburg. Pa. - Aui
-V4Ln.t r ... LJ
GEORGE M. READE, -Attorney at
f Law, Lbensbnrg, Pa: ' , l- '
'jg05ct in Colonnade Row.- ;:i Jan?4
rlTriERNElV Atforney at ?Law,
4, Ehcnsb.urg, Cambria. coanty, Pa. ;c
jjOe in Colonnade Row.' , .;tjn2-4
TON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebr?bnrfr, Pa.
the Court lipase
24J - J. .SCAKIAS-
ETON". Xolary Pab-.
k - . c, Ebensb'argi'Pa..-- "J ,f " 1
iJES. C EASLY, -Attotney at rLaw;
Cjrron?on-c, Cambria county. Tar '
jjp .Architectural Drawings ana zpecin
.331 - ' -U2
J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
" and Scrivener. . ' " .
6ce adjoiting dwelhng.'on High st.r
KINKEAD, Justice' of the Peace
and Claim Agent ; 1 V .
.irOfSce remoTed to the office fonserlj;
., ; ... " ,. jan31-fim
-.iuurg, i a,
A. SHOEMAKER; "Attorney at
, Law, EbeuYburg, Pa.
irtkdar attention paid to collections.-
jalEce oue door east of Lloyd & Co.'s
U3JIIKL MAtrLKTUl, Attorney at
Law, bensturg, Pa.- Office on High
et. wet of Foster's Hotel,
ill pri.-?;cc in the CourU of Canbriaaiid
Attfnia ato to the collection of claims
C.i'era tgacst the Government.' jan24
EORGE W. OATM AN, Attoruoy at
Law; and Claim Agent, Ebensbuig,
ri county, ra.
Pensions, Back ray and 15ounty. ana
Claims - collected. R?ai hstate
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He gare me a knife flaeday at school,
Four-bladed,rtIif hidla of pearl
And great black letters on the (wrapper aaid,
"For tbetdarUnget Uttia giri-'jx.T
I waj glad Oh, yes,' the crimson .bfod
' To toy young cheek came'and Trent,1"'""'
Aad heart thump'd wondrouslypft-a-pat,
" But I dldh'f know what Jt'meanU," 1 ?oC i t".
One night b'gaia T mnst jump ionfh!s,Bred,i
For the snow VslfingfasJr- 23 ' "W
I was half afriJeLut he poaxed and coaxed,
And he got tpa on at lat.,.
L.ftU2hing and chatting in merry glee,
To my home his eocrse he beat,'
And aaj 4 ' Ster s looked at .' eacb : others and
, Bat I didn't, knowTw"Lat, U meant.
The years paesedon,, and .they tonche'd his
They gaye io. his form. jnanlier grace ; 3
To hU cheek fc wTtbierae.---ri i",atii.
We stood by tedxeamny tippling brook,
When the' day was almost spent 1
His whispers vrere Wbff aa'thV ldrlaby,
And now-I know what he meant U
m and 10111, and payment of Taxes at
4 to. ' Book Accounts, Notes, Do Bills,
Ti-nts, 4c, collected. Deeds -Mortga-Ajreenients,
Letters of Attorney, Bonds,
tly written, and all lefral business
sly "attended to. Pensions increases.
Enabled Bounty collected. jan21
1L?0N, M. D . offers bis Per
ke?, m Phvsician and Surpton, to
Vcitiienj oi Eliensbur and surrouuviing
Ting" bera appointed Framitiiny Su--be
i pri'j'arcd to examine all I'ension
nd Api'licants for Pensions who may
b-Oi'lcv oft Uib St., three dobra east of
enn-ch. in ofTice formerly occupied by
Rfaldence immediately adjein-
iKS J. LLOYD,
Suerensor of It. S. Bun,
DRUGS AND MEDICINES, I'AINTS,
AND BVE-STUKFS, PERFUME-
i" AM) r" A N C V AUTICLKS, PCKE
ES AN'O RltANDlES Fi)li MEDI-
rviWysES, PATENT MEDICINES, 4c.
f, dp, an I Note Papers,
es3, i'enc.li, Superior Ink,
And other articles kept
by Druggists generally.
itnt iTecripiions cnrefuLly compounded.
:e on M&ia street. ODDOsite the Moun-
pue, Ebeasburg, Pa. jan24
Ifce undersigned, Graduate of the Bal
Coiiege of Dental Surgery, respectfully
5 profejsional services to the citizens
ijbarg. He br.s spnred no means to
;i y acquaint himself with every ira
'ct in hi3 art. To pany years of per
ei?fr:e;nce, he has nought to add the
-'xni-rince of the highest authorities
x 1 - .-'j nce. ne sirnpiy asns mar an
III t:-;t) c.: 1 " given for his work to
ci y'-"-T praise.
1 I SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D.' a. .
J Prof. C A. Harris ; T. E. 3ond,
r'-fc. iiftn.iv t A. A. Blandr. P. II. Am
J'U beat Ebeasburg on the fourth
"cf each month, to stay one wjek.
'J 24, 1667.
SiVr-r, Government T.nann ami
'V't! '"WUand sold. Interest
-.cjj-n De"oeit?- CoUtion3 made
-cessible pomis in the LVitei Statfg
cacral BaLkin? Eusins tr.n.a,'
f M. LLOYD & Co., Barter,
,v . . "''wist, rA.
1 lor sale. Crllptinr-a
t.j . -: .uon-
ea on deposit, payable on dm.n
'merest, or upon time, with interest
HAM BLAINE, Barter
k. champooinp, and llair-dressing
Saloon dirrrtlv .u. 1:ir
,j 'J vrjvrouc 11JC i.iouu-
-J. . ... jao24
'. aeect for th Ttlnlf
. Mutual firt :airan,
.. 'n-'own, Ph.
HOW I LOST, f,Y AVH1SKERS.
"Do you; object to gmokin?,j8 V
This I asked, in nij blandest manner of
old KPintleman who eat with his face
hidden by a' 'nfw?paper,-, opposite tne in it
railway carriage.' 'All the seats in the
carriagd were ? filled. Jl and -four, others
were on the way irornCambridge to eDjoy
abroad the Christmas vacation. Our spir
its were high, for I here 'is a rare delight
iD banisliin fur a time alhthoughts xi
conic: aectioos, Newton's Principia, and
the f like aad entertaining iir 'exchange
visions oT bops, fekatiug parties,' fqd'all
the orgies.which every fight-naiuded fam
ily hold at that season in honor ci .Kiug
5 But I mus introduce, you to myTcluni.v
lor chums we were,' thoujib our' tastes did
not lie in the pame direction. Jack St Fr
rap 'in 4 (or rather waj at that period) a
riding and hunting niarr, and waw not un
frequetitly tc-be -seen ill Newmarket f
Stretcher, on the other hand, loved Tjoat
ingr : and 1 preferred tho sight of a'well
developed biceps to that of. the best bred
hunter, and would often remark to Jack,
"IIuw on earth you can Fay that you would
r-uher see the Two Thousand than , the
time-race in the Colquhoun Sculls, I can
not nake out!" Etlward was poor, but a
reading man, and his it and tnlents rrade
him a universal favorite; while Davis was
a rich, open handed, good hearted fel
low as ever lived. For my own part, I do
not think I had any wtll defined peculi
arity, but I did a little of everything. I
read a little, hunted a little, had a fair
Income in sh-rt, if I had any character
isti at all, it was a iove of laziness and of
practical jokes. . .. , -
We congralu'aUd ourselves iu. petting
a carriage to ourselves, fwith the excep
tion of the old gentleman I hava named,)
for we intended to keep out the cold 'and
beguile our journey with sundry pipes and
cigars. We had our cases out, and were
preparing to light up, when wc were as
tonished by my vis-a-vis dashing away the
newspaper which had hidden his face. --
"Do I object to smoking? Yes, sir, 1
do object; and I beg that you will in
stantly replace jour cigars in your pock
ets. I inist on having no smoking in
this carriage !" - . - '
We looked aghast at. this sadden burst
of old-gentlemauly wrath. ' - :
"flight I aL if you intend traveling
far on this line, sir?" inquired Edward,
in his eomicalJy-poiite tone.
"What that to 'yon, sir ? ' What
busiuess is it of. yours where I am going
"I merely wished to suggest, in case of
your traveling far, that, pleasing and
delightful as it would be for 13 to enjoy
your agreeable society,' yet, nevertheless,
we would try to bear the loss should you
prefer to change carriage) at the next
btation." - '."'. -
"No doubt you wouM wish to get rid
of uie, but no, sir ! I do not move my seat,:
and the first one that smokes I report tu
the guard." , . . . . ... .
lha old gentleman looked determined.
Io that case, I fear we shall be obliged,
painful though it be, to tear ourselves
away," I said, as we drew up. at a small
stat ion. , , , . U ,
1'ortunately, we found the next compart
ment empty, and as we started again, we
pulled out our cigar-cases this time to
light their. conten'ts.'.U .
'The old buy h2s certainly cot out of
bed on the wroug side this morning," said"
i, pumng away. . , : - .
"Or has made a mistake in nis betting
book," remarked my sporting friend.
" e'il give htm a benefit oow,at any rate ;
I vote we take it in turns to puff smoke
through th lamp-hole. Let's look at
him ; ha ! txling.down a little ; is about
"paper, and putting the end through the
1a nip-hole, took 'our . turns "at "smokiii"
htm out," and L blush as I now think bow
heartily we enjoyed the' enraged state in
which he raced. no and down the:emnf
tage,' like a caged tiger. 6 -;
7 1 ne next ume we stopped, hqwever', tha
guard put bis head info ourcarnage .tain,
do'w.' and said with awfnt f 1 ' ' i
VGe'ntVm 1 irineitf compartment cotqi?
plains of your anjokinjrl it,.M s -
, . fl - . . wA.v.au.u.wu nii.u . U1UVI.
indignation; '"Do Wlook' asUnSbah we
Bad been' Mnokin? ? (.Whar nonsense
dnd added io a mpteious'mar.nef;',1 "Y03
8cv there is1 one Vacant seat5: :of oarW
re"nbt:going to 'tell talesr'-ortfil Wan
a occupied' that.'' 1 t-.atLsu es.i
. "All rtjiht f said the euardi !aur?hin?r
l wasn't ijoVrf yesterday And after a
sllgbtly confidential transaction'of a pecdi
niary nalute, he'left usi in'peace? " i S
-Tbe snow,hieh 'had been 'falling: all
dayf now laj thick all iroundi Our-yes
achediasrain feS' we looked but of the win-5
; dow (wbicfV was'itself all frosted 6tef)tm
f to'tfie daztlinr snow which covered ill the
I landscape "add -lis We stamped bur-feet
on tae- noor 01 - ine earnage,- we, oegan
heaVtily to wish'ourselves at our joarcey'e
end and by the fireside." f ! x; -svr- ,:
a5jlii;ii t.rt,--e...-.-?7C--j ivi e!ia
Hall.io t what nre 2 we i tdppt hg- for
now f- 1 wouder Aether' we're goio to
do an upset, or anything ekeltlnc bl-tKat
' kind f"- saidJ D&t looking' our of' the
window.' don't 6e !a lrai'n;arv where
that we can have a collision with." ' :..i:
- -"Get out here, gebtlemen, said the
guard, passing the window; "the1 line is
snowed up, and we shall have to wait till
ir is elear. 1 " v
t, The grumbling which this unpleasant
announcement -caused ' was immediately
stopped -by our hearing the voice of oar
disagree able companion io the next com
partment.' t"S Tv. ci i.i .i'jt : 'l
,' Line snowed up, is it"' Slid the old
gentleman; trying to appear calm in' his
tufyj-and' we get out heTe ? i Oh! and
do you fupposo:l am quietly goin .to
fcubmit to this ? The liue ought to havo
beeiroleared Ttady for m.' 1 bhall britig
an action." ci la r '.-.(. t. o;; ,
liutj eir'Jl said, "how on earth'eould
they -" ';-' 'i' - t ' t ''(i-; i.i r.
"flight -1 request fo know who 'spoke
; FvUj to making insa- j o compose himheli' to sleep. Til trouble
-1 b? '.'l.t SI'1 anon j cu lor Lu tight-cap; coxue and 11 at
l!fcter a person. - rjan24-l it, Fred." . V - i f? . ,
T, 1 1 . . . - " ' -
s in V. ti i,.. l. .
l tirs. tbll d drtnr h.'-
n uimn view v
1 eid so, and roared on seeing -a red
woven cap of comical shape, which added
very considerably to the wrathful expres
sion of thcwearer'a features.
With pereeverauoe which deserved a
bter , wa eh made a tube of
bottle ;'cork, and
adorn bis face."'
to youT sir? I consider jour iuterforeaeei v-
Thi was a little too bad, and I-turncd
and whispered to Jaek that we would de
vise some plan of giving our friend a les
son demonstrative of the evils following
io the wake of a bad temper at Christmas
tisie. - -; J i .: .' - - ;
' We were fortunately stopped at a dis
tance of only two hundred yard from a
station; but a Very poor station it was,
without any waiting-room or refreshment.
The station-master, who was a pieasant
sort of fellow, raid we would have to wait
but a couple of hours, and gave uaroon,
where we made the best of a bad job, and
having sent tor some beer from the near
est "public,"; we became, as Edward matli
einaticai'y observed, "approximately hap
py." The old gentleman, however, had
net yet vented all his wrath, but kept on
anathematizing the snow and the railway
people at intervals. After we had warmed
ourselves, 3 Stretcher proposed that we
should have somo songs ; but, as no one
volunteered, I suggested that we probably
should get.on our way sooner if we all
went out and helped to clar away the
now from the line. To this, all: hands
agreed excepting, of course, our amiable
friend the old gentleman. ; ' . - n -
Wo had worked aw-y merrily for about
an hour, and were congratulating ourselves
on, bein able to start again, when! Jack
came runcins: up with a very, pleased
expression of countenance, and as tie tap
ped me on -the shouider,-1 ! remembered
that be had not been with us for the last
half hour. : : r-.r ' 't h
. "Fred," said he, "I have an idea."
"Keep it, then," I replied, "for it is so
rare a commodity with you that I would
not deprive you of it for the world.' f . .
; "Don't chaff, and I'll tell you ail about
it. I went up into the room at the station
just now, aud found our friend, the old
boy, fast asleep in his chair, completely
collapsed nader the soporific effects of the
fire, and a glass o brandy-and-water. I
immediately ran into the village and
bought these," he said, showing me a
handful of screws, a gimbiet, and a screw
driver. ' . . " . .' :. 7 ;
-. "Don't you see ? We shall be able to
start again directly, now. that the line is
clear; iwe zueauwhilo run up stairs, and
.vrew the old gentleman firmly into the
room the train goes onwe are revenged
for his surly behavior to us, and he will
then learn that old gentlemen should not
be ill ftmpered at Christmas time." .
.""Capital ! I said, always ready to fall
io with a practical joke ; "let us be eff at
once.' ; ; . ; " v- .' ,
1 1 .We. certainly found the old genttemad
in as Morphean a torpor as we could wish;
din feet. were propped up on a hair,
whilst his boots were drying, and he was
breathing with his mouth wide open, in a
rather, apoplectic manner.
"Shall 1 put a suOK-Hii into each of
hw boots ?" I said.'
' s 'No ; that would be tdo much of a good
thing, but I'll tell you what you shall do :
you're rather & swell at drawiug, aren't
youT J'll just burn the end of that beer
yod shall ' artistically
That is Wendid." he whiArT s.? t
finished .dSF with giving him a moustache
whicrfturned 'up in a fastidious" manuer,
m "Just move that looking-glass, and put
it so that he may admire himself directly
whfn be wakes; and now let's hi off
We walked on tiptoe to the do'of. 1 The'
htngeabeffan Moored and, cold as the
weather -wr, a faiiit perspiration began to
develop nself on my forehead as I noticed
the old gentleman tnove io hii chairit
was, however, on.'y to turn bis head oato
the other shoulder, and we closed the door
in. safety, j t ''."
- lVQ tae the acrews, juick,'f ;I said,
i:and to tho bottom, of the stairs and
prevent any oneqming up.'' - .
I bored hole after Jtinja as noiselessly'as
I could, and having;. made the door as fast
as eight good screws would make it, I ran
down stairs 'ahd'whispefed,! "All right !"
c "Is there a gentleman upistairs, sir ?"
said the station-master, walking towards
us.1 "He asked me to wake him in time
for the train and it's jU3t readv to go."
"Oh; he won't like to be disturbed till
the last moment, you may be sure," said
Jack ! '13y the by, I wish to talk to
you of a plan by which I thiuk your sta-:
tiontoiglit be improved." ' - :
Now architecture happened to be one of
the ; station master's hobbies, and they
were soon io deep discussion. . I beat a
hasty retreat o the guard, and producing
a sovereign, raid : : , . -r
-.:"f i9u. get us off io five uriautes from
now, waiting for no oue, and. rin? your
bell at the very last minute, this is yours."
"A11 right, sir; the luzgage is all in,
and; most of the passengers. Take your
seifs. Going on 7" he shouted, while I
stood with my watch in my hand..
''"One minute left ! Ring the bell,
now," I ?aid. "If they undo those screws
itr" ore,: or even five minutes, I'll eat
We jumped into a'carriag; the guard
gave the final whistle, and the train moved
fclowiy on. W'e anxiously watched the
result of our'plo, with bur 5 heads out of
the. Window. r 3 After- waiting one or two
aiinutes, wo noticed a figure gesticulating
at the station wiodow. The train -then
passed info a deep cutting, and we 'lost
sjght ot it. ' - -
I think l,h avc forgotten to say that X
wa going to hpeod tU Christmas with a
college friend, llw had gone down a few
days before, and had promised to meet me
at C station.
You may imagine that I was not sorry
to fiiid myself arrived there, nor yet to
see roy friend Tom stamping his feet on
the platform, no doubt thoroughly tired
ot waiting for the .train; As we drove
up, he begin talking of the different
arrangements he hac? made for our mutual
amusement! "To-morrow," he said, "I've
pet aside for a skating-party ; I've had the
pond in the park swept, and invited all
ley jeune demoiselles within reach, and as
they have accepted, it will give you a
very fair idea ofonr native hearty."
Now, ol all jolly things in the world, I
think a ekating-party is the joiliest. Tom
savs that I am food of showing my skating
off; but I deny that th'n has anything to
do with it. In the first place, the frostv
weather (and the mulled claret) induces
high.spirits ; then there are the tumbles
to lauzh at, and the ladies' skates to strap
on, (which last, in my mind, is pot the
least pleasant part of the entertainment.)
. We had .by 'this, time reached the house,
and, after having "accomplished our toilets,
Tom took me into the drawing room.
"The guv'nor isn't at home ; but let
me introduce you to my. sister, Minnie "
Miss Minnie rose and held out her hand
afonce, but for my own part I was too
dumbfounded to utter a single word. I
am told that I am far from eloquent when
describing female beauty, so I will not
attempt it here ; but I must say that I had
never, and have never since, seen such a
pretty and merry face. When dinner
was announced, however, I had recovered
my equanimity sufficiently to offer her my
arm, and after a short time we got to
know one another thoroughly.
The dinner (perhaps it may have been
the port wine) bad op3ned my heart, and'
when w removed to Tom's sanctum, to
smoke, (where, by the by, Miss Minnie
insisted ou joining us, saying that she
liktd the Mnell of tobacco, and found it so
dull by herself.) I beaan to relate my
adventures with the old gentleman.
Peal after peal of laughter aroe as T
proceeded with my narrative. I warmed
with my subject.-quite outdoing myself
io the description of the old gentleman's
angry lace and his irat? behavior.
"ilere," I said, in triumph, "is roy
trophy 1" and I held out the nightcap.
Never shall I v forget that moment-!
1 - : 1 . .
oroiuer ana sister stared-at it tor ouc
second, aud then Tom, looking vacantly
at me, immediately went into a hysterical
fit of laughter. His face began to grow
quite black, and the tears rolled down his
cheeks. ; " - ' -..
My lzce .presented anything bilt a
laughing - appearance, for I was struck
with amazement at his behavior. At
last, with what little breath he bad left,
he managed to get out the words :
Ita the guv'oor'a nightcap I"
"As be said this, he pointed to a small
label inaide the eap, which I had not
noticed 'before,' and" there, sure enou -h'
i .1. " 1 . 0?
wrp me woruai
B. 0fcltLKTHORP, ESQ.f -
f.":Zi r. i L ; .QataatsxHeRp Hall. :- '
ir Reader, have you ever wished the earth
to open and swallow yoa up?. . How hear
tily did I wish it at that moment. I aaw
the whola'affiir at a glance. 1 had been
playing a practical joke' upon the gentle
man in whose house I was pitting, and
had been describing him in the most ri
diculous' Hssht to his daughter' -now I
bated Tom for laughing his filter was
nearly as bad, by the way while I at
turning alternately red and pale, consid
ering -what 00 earth w3 o be done. : At
this moment, a servant entered the room.
"A. telegram for Miss Grumblethorp."
She hastily looked it over, ."and then
read it alcud to m : ' - ' : -' ;
t:"Shn come? by the 8.30 'to-morrow
morning. . Some young jackanapes played
a practical joke and caused me to mus the
last train to-night."" ' ' '
At last I found words. -
"Tom," -I" sard, "I mut'fiy. Miss
Grumblethorp, I cannot sufficiently apol
ogize to you." .. . .
"Oh,'you need not apologize to me, nor
must you go either. Tom, you must de
vice fome means of escape out of this
diiemma." '.. ' : -r '. '. ;
. "It would certainly r.evfcr . do," said
Tom, "lor the Governor to recoutza you.
He'dnever forgive you, aud besides wo'd
cat me off with a shilling. Oh, I hava it!
I sentence you, in punishment, to cut off
your whiskers and mustache he'll never
know you then uever." .:
J-Never!" I said, with de'erminction.
"I'm not a vain man, but'I wiil never
voluntarily make a fright of myself.'
"I'm sure you'd look much better
without them," said Miss Grumblethorp ;
"besides, remember the skating party to
morrow. I waut you, sd much, to te-ich
me to skate. You realiy must no: go."
L wa not proof against thi..-The
adorable Miss (j-. actually wUhed aie to
stay.. Again, I reelected that I had no
oilier iuvitation for Christmas, and nil my
family werepcudin; the winter abroad.
Uiiar tiiese citcumstances, I determined
to rii-k all and stay where I Was sure' to
enjoy jiyse If. . . -;
Next moruinjr I roe early, had a clean
shave srid borruwsJ.arid put en a wir of
light bluff spectacles' When" I met Mi-a
Grumblethorp, 00 my way to breakfast,
she declared the disguise was capital, tel
ling me at the samo time that her father
had arrived and was iu the breakfast
room. I was formally introduced, aud by
tha way that he received me, it was evi
dnr.t he did not recognize me.
"Always glad to "see Tom's friends,"
said the old gentleman, in a remarkably
cheerful tone. "Thank goodness, he don't
choose for companions such puppies as
those that insulted me yesterday. I won
der; whether they consider themselves
gentlemeo !" :
In this strain he continued to talk all
breakfast time, while I answered with
perfect trravity, not daring to look at Miss
G.,' for I felt sure she was enjoying the
ioke. : - -
- My story is nearly over. I enjoyed the
skating party thoroughly, lor did I not
spend mbt ot the day with Miss Grum
blethorp 7- I also accompanied her, the
nex' evening, to a ball, where I fvund she
could m-jve much more quickly audgra.ee
tally than on ice.
' I am now married ;' and though I have
since groWB my whiskers, yet my father-iu-law
has never suspected that I was the
"young juckauapes" that made him late
for the train he never tiient'otied the
burnt cork business, ne baa iillvays been
s kind to me that I have heartily rcpeu
ted of my practical joke.-
' The Surratt Case.
L Henry St. Marie, the witness by whosd
evidence the identity of Juhn II. Surratt
was established, has arrived in Washing
ton city. He is a French Canadian, of
quick, keen black eye, and wears a look
d intelligence. lie states thai wbilo
teaching fchool in MarjUnd, he made
the atquaintance of Surratt and Weich
man, tho laticr the chief witness iu the'
conspiracy trials,, and although ihe ac
quamrance atnoiiuae ripened into ioiima
cy, he was struck wih certain physical
ptculiarities in , the persnu of Surratt
which no "H-guis'e could affect." S Marie
went to Europe and entered the Fapal
Guard -as a Z-iuave.-" While attending a
l'ej-tival io lLm;e, - he me: Surratt,' who
approached aud asked him if he was net
aa American. St. "Marie replied that he
was; and said to Surratt, "You remind me
of n American named Surratt; are yod
he 7" "Oh, no," replied Surratt. "All
the better for you," rejoined Marie.
Subsequently, when excited by wine,
Surratt. confessed that he was tha man of
whom St. Marie ;ppoke, and at varioui
times indulged in braggadocia concerning
the Ctnadiun raids, the" assassination plot,,
and other cognate matters, greatly 10 the
astouishment of St. Marie and equally to
the delight of his. associates, many of
whom had also been Canadian refugees
and raiders, t 1 -
From the narrative, ;ii eeema that Sh
Marie became quite intimate .with Sur
ratt, who, though only a private in the'
Gaard, was always weU supplied with
funds. Availing himself ofthe indiscre-'
tion of Surratt, St.: larie thoronghly
informed himselt ot matters of great sig
nificance, ;which can only be properly
brought out upon tha trial of the crirni
nal. - This information he laid before
vicn. Kin?, -our Minister at Rome, who
reported it to Mr. Seward. ly direction
of the Slate Depart uittiit, Gen. King took
such steps as secured 'the immediate ar
rest of Surratt, who was identified under
oath by St. Marie. i
The subsequent history of the fcase is
familiar to all Sur:attWcap3 from his
j;uard and his jump of thirty-seven feet
down a declivity ; the arrest and discharge
ot Sr. Marie; the: flight of Surratt to
Alexandria, Egypt: his re-arret by Min
ister Hale; iiU.if.ciroration on board the
U. 3. t,zt nut vr iSa:ara, and his recent
arrival in this country. When he was
taken on loard the Swatara, he lecogni
zed Si. Marie, who was among the throng
of rpectaturs. -
The Swatara arrived off Wa?hinvi.-n
on. the I0:h inst. A bench warrautVas
itu mediately issued by JuJe Fisher, of
the Criminal Court, commanding the UV
S. Marshal to bririr 'he body of John II .
Surratt before, that Court. WThen the
warrant vas being served, the fo'.lowing
colloquy took place : Marsha! "3 ytiUr
uame John II. Surratt ?" Prisoner "It
is, sir." Mershal -Then I arrest "you
by virtue of a bench warrant issued to'me
by the Criminal Court ot the District of
Coluuibiu." , ; ., , . - .
v Surratt has been placed in the county
i itl , in aii iron-clad ell. from which e-
1 c ipe is impossible. No one is allowed to
see mm excepting tin counsel and the
oflicsrs ol the prison.
Written for The Allejhanian.
At rest I Yes, the weary child of suf
fering is at rest. . ;
. When the golden beams of morning
threw a shade of radiaut brightness over
bill and dalv a prayer, earnest and Jow,
went up from the couch of suffering to His
great throne, and the words that trembled
on the morning breeze were these "Thy
will be done, not mine."
Fold the white hands over the pulse
less bosom never again w'J they be
wrung in agony, never aaio clasped in
prayer! Close. the veined lids over the
glassy eyes there are no more tears for
them to .shed ! "All tears have been
wiped away," and to their bright vision is
revealed the glury of God. Wreathe pure
lilies upon the marble brow, and twine
them amid the-bright, sunny tresses of
waving hair , .
Weep nor, 'tnonrn not for the early
dead as you wander where the flowers
bloom acd the soft winds murmur a mourn
ful chaunt above the fcilent grave. Mow
the head in meek submission, and ry in
faith's sweet language "Thy tviii be
There is a young lady 10 HaTrlsburg
who can pHy t'vo pieces at onoe on the
piano, and at the same time ting a third.
So can "Blind Tow."
Caroline James, a negress, died last
week at Richmond. She was aged 130
years, and was the mother of thirt-6
Parion, tha historian, in an article in a
late: number of the Xurth American Re
vUct thus alludes .y the father tl nulli
fiers, John C. Calhoun :
"Calhoun degenerated frightfully do
ring the lat twenty ye-rs of his life. His
energy degenerated into intensity, and
his patriotism narrowed into sectionalism. .
lie becaii-o unteaoliabie, incapable of
considering il opinion opposite to his
own, or even a fact that did not favor it.
Exempt by his bodily constitution froni
all temptation to physical excesses, his
body was woru out by the intense, un
healthy workifijj c his mind. False
opinions falely held and intolarantly
maintained were the debauchery that
sharpened the lines of his face and con
verted his voice into a bark. Peace,
health, and growth early became impos
sible to him, for there was a canker in,
the heart ct the
"His unce not dishonorable desire of the
Presidency became at : last. an. infuriate
lust alter it, which bis natural sincerity
compelled hiuj to reveal even while wrath
fu'Iy denying it. " lie considered that be
had been defrauded of the prize, and be
had some reason for thinking so. Some
men. avenge their wrongs by the pi to!
others by invective ; but the only weapons ,
which this man could wieid were abstract
propositions. Trom the hills of Soutl
Carolina, he hurled paradoxes at General
Jackson, and appealed liom the dtota cf
3Ir Eaton's drawing-room to a hair
splitting theory ot States' Rights. Fif
teen hundred thousand armed men have
tine sprang up from those harmlesa
looking dragon's tecih; so recklessly sow a
io the hot Southern soil.", .
Lancaster, Pa., has tlic creanest
thieves in the country. They steal cra'po
from the door knockers.
Judah-P. Benjamin, ex-rebef, haa
usj. - - V