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hLtJME 8. ! -m :. EBENSBURG, FA: ; m U KS1) A Y, MAY 23, 1867. : ' V' - J
S3.00 PEll AXXUM.
S3.QO IX APAKCE.
KITTELL, Attorney at
, Ebensburg, Pa.
iy fENLON, Attorney at Law,
.(jcf opposite tha Bank. jan24
qrGE M. READE, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
0ce in Colonnade Row. jan24
jfXI EBNFA Attorney at-L$w,
Ebensburg, Cambria county, Pa.
yOfce in Colonnade Row. jan24
& SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
CSce opposite the Court House.
SSSTOS. jn24 J. I. SCANLAX.
IKS C EASLY, Attorney at Law,
Architectural" Drawings and Specifi
A. SOUMAKEK, Attorney at
Taur Thpiiahnrrr. Pa.
& i -
cular attention paid to collections.
J A - f T 1 1
C'&ce one uour eusi 01 auyu a, vu. a
j House. jan24
TV1. S T X f 1 T i ETON - Attornev at
!, Ebensburg, rTaTS Office on High
ret of Foster s-Hotel.. . i
practice in the Courts of Cambria and
Attends also to tne coiiecf.on 01 ciaima
jrs againsi ioe uutcruuieui.
;ynav. V OATMAN. Attoruev at
jav - - r
Law and Claim Agent, Ebensburg,
Pensior-s, Back Pay and Bounty, and
littry Claims crmecteu. i neai r.siaie
tcd, and payment of Taxes at
1 to. toui Accounts, Notes, Due Bills,
Jp3t3, ic.coUected. Deeds, Mortga
L,nifcnf j T.pttera of Attorney. Bonds.
fitlr written, and all legal business-
.r arrenaea 10. fensions increaseu,
i'alized Bounty collected. jan24
J. V.'ATERS, Justice of the Peace
OSce adjoining dwelling, on Hitch et.,
vg, Pa. Lfeb7-6m
KINKEAD, Justice of the l'eace
and Claim Agent.
y.by M. iiasson, Esq., on High street,
J 'tr Pa. rian31-fira
e ' - -
Dr. D. R. ZEiotKR,having opened an
- v A rA.-i mo Avai I? K T hnmaa' t rrt
s profe?aional services to the citizens
iIctz and vicinitr. . fanI8-4m
2polle(cec( Dental Surgery, respectfully
professional services to the citizens
fcsburg. He Las spared no means to
b!j acquaint himself with every im-
nt in his art. To many years of per-
fipenence, lie has sougnt to add tue
i excenence ot the highest authorities
a! Science. He simnlv asks that an
.:ity may be givea for his work to
.3 own nraise.
SAMUEL BELFORD. D. D. S.
Prof. C. A. IIarri3 j T. E. 3ond,
ii. Handy ; a. A. ZJiandy, I 11. Aus
he Ikutimore College.
ViU beat Ebensburg on the fourth
o; euch month, to stay one wjek.
rl) JcCO., BanJiers
' . EnissBrkG. Pa.
iGolJ, Silver, Government Loans and
fecuritUj lought and sold. Interest
:cess:'We point3 in"the: United States,
encral Banking Business- transacted.
7 24, 1SG7.
31. LLOYD & Co., Bankers
os the principal cities, and Silver
i for sale. Collections made. Mon
:rei on deposit, payable on demand,
interest, or upon time, with interest
io x, Frett. n. t. caldwell, Cath'r.
I NATIONAL BANK
OF ALTO ON A.
I GO VEEXXEXT A GEXCY,
MTlT DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI
rner Virginia and Annie sts., North
zed Capital- $300,000 00
Pitai Paid in 150,v00 00
f 'mess pertaining to Banking done on
Revenue Stamp3 of all denomina-
wa.y on band.
purchasers of Samps, percentage, in
ui ue anowcd, A3 follows : $50 to
per cent. ; S'OC to S2nn a r.
H "Pwards, 4 per cent. rjan2
IS J. LLOl'D,
Successor of E. S. Bunn,
?XGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS
AND DYE-STUFFS, PERFUME- '
'D FANCY ARTICLES, PURE
'AND BRANDIES FOR MRDI
RP0SES, PATENT MEDICINES, &c.
f .x J
naP. and Note Papers,
rencils, Superior Ink,
Ana other articles kept
8 f'pUons cuTffully compounded.
street, opposite the Moun
!, Ebensburg, Pa. rjan24
r y, ana Ornamental Painting. Orain-
muiicc. ana saiis-
tbensburg, Pa. ' rmy9.6m
U0AM JiLAINE, BarLer
"Si Shampooing, and Hair-dressing
aoBt fcrtiitic atjle.
L?wj direcUy opppalte.tbe 'loan-'
PRIVATE SALE ! T
: The gubsCriber will sell the following
pT'operty at private sale : - - ;-". -;
- One Heue ii Portage Station, on the-P.
It. It., :"with. ;2 .acres land. Suitable for a
store room or a dwelling, .' '--i :
. One llause and. 90 acres land, on, P. Iti R.,
one-half mile west of Portage, opposite: the
aiding xxf .the .Union Mills of ' the subscriber,
and' at the terminus" of the railroad of White
& Co. - - -: T-
.:.Oae House, and 2 acres land at Portage,
now occupied :by Louisa Keepers. A god
ite for a store. - -r' '
" One .Water Power Saw mill, within 10 rods
of the P. II. R., one-half mile west of Por
tage, together with timber land, 100, 200, or
30C1 acres, to euit purchasers. The barns
and louses on the same cost $1,500 when
lumber was cheap; ' . - . : !.
,rOr;rIwill sell the whole tract of 480 acres,
;vrith timber en'6ugh6nrthe same to run the
water mill for seven years. --The property
has JVOO to 2,00 feet of side tracks connect
ing with' the P. R.- IS..-'' : c:-::
' A general Warrantee Deed will be given
on ten days notice for all 4he foregoing prop
erty, and possession of all houses, &c, given
on "the 1st April next. .' . - - i
The improvements " cost , the subscriber
$6000. - "
.' 150 acres of the land ip timbered with good
Sugar, and the land itself is warranted to be
as good as any in Cambria county.
-Three creeks pass through the land, viz
Trout Run, M'Int06h Run, and Wright's Run.
There is Coal on the land, and any amount
of Cord Wood. '.
The location is the only outlet to the coal
lands of Burke and the Wm. M. Lloyd & Co.
Two pieces of the land adjoin the land
formerly owned by Hon. Thomas A. Scott,
known as the M'Coy Farm. . .
One-third the purchase money will be re
quired down ; the balance in iix and twelve
months'. " -
:Ten per cent, will be deducted for cash
payments. -1" , :
-The property will be told in preference to
rented, as the subscriber has not time to- col
lect rent3. -
The house and lot, Eay 1 acre of land, at
Portage, now occupied by Louisa Keepers,
will be sold low if Bold soon. Also, the store
room at the. same place, with 2 acres land,
formerly occupied by Victor Voeghtly sold
to him at one time for $725 will now be
sold for $600. The former will be sold for
$350, cash, or its eqnivalenl.
Call Soon !
WM. R. HUGHES.
Wilmore, January 31, 18G7.'
HOE STORE! SHOE STORE V.
The subscriber begs leave to inform the
people of Ebensburg: that he has justreceived
from the East and has cow opened out,' at
bis store-room, the
LARGEST and BEST ASSORTMENT
OF WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS and SHOES OF ALL KINDS I
ever brought to town. .The stack was made
expressly to order by the
BEST SHOE MANUFACTORY IN PHILA.,
the subscriber having gone to the trouble
and expense of visiting that city especially
to order it. The work is warranted not to
rip if it ripi, it will be "
RETA1EED FREE OF CHARGE!
A visit to his establishment will satisfy any
one that he can not only sell a bettib arti
cle than all competitors, but that he can
also sell . . ,-
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST !
He also continues to manufacture Boots
and Shoes to order, on short notice and in
the most workmanlike style.
A VERY SUPERIOR LOT or REAL
FRENCH CALF SKINS ON HAND 1
Stand one door east of Crawford's
Hotel, High street, and immediately oppo
site V. S. Barker's store.
feb2l JOHN D. THOMAS.
SADDLERY AND HARNESS!
. The undersigned keeps constantly on
hand and is still manufacturing all articles
in his line, such i3
FINE SINGLE AND DOUBLE HARNESS,
BLIND BRIDLES, RIDING BRIDLES,
HALTERS, WHIPS, BRICHBANDS, 4c. 4c.
All which he will dispose of at low prices
His work is all warranted, and being expe
rienced in the business, he uses only the best
of leather.' Thankful far past favors, he
hope3 by attention to Dusiness to merit a
continuance of the patronage heretofore so
liberally extended to him. jan24
Shop above the store of E. Hughes Co.
Persons wishing good and substantial Harness
can be accommodated. HUGH A. M'COY.
ALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
. SALE 1
. The subscriber offers at private sale the
Farm on which he now resides, situate in
Cambria Township, Cambria county, con
taining about 50 acres, nearly all ot which
are cleared, and having thereon erected a
Two-story Frame Dwelling House, a new
Frame Barn, and all the necessary Outbuild
ings There is a good Orchard on the Farm,
and an excellent Well of. Water at the kitch
en door. Onlyfive minutes' walk from the
Railroad Depot. Terms moderate, and title
indisputable. Apply to the undersigned on
the premises, or address,
apll-3m - .1 Ebensburg, Pa.
IBENSBURG LITERARY DEPOT.
James Mckray, dealer in
BOOKS, STATIONERY, CIGARS, TOBAC
CO, PERFUMERY, FANCY- SOAPS, 4c.
In the room formerlj occupied by Dr.
Lemon as a Drug Store, --
Blank Books. Magazines,
Envelopes, Paper, Newppapers,
Pens, Ink, Novels Historiea,
Pocket Books, Prayer Booka,'
Pass Books, Toy Books, 4c.
jggy-. Stationery and Cigmri sold either
wholeeale er retail. marT.Sm
THE ENGINEER'S STORY
I am. an engineer. Ever since road
waa laid,. I've traveled it erery day, or
nearly every day, of my, life. . r .
For a good while, I've had .the same
engine in charge the- San Francisco
the prettiest -. engine on the road, and as
well managed, if I say it, as the best, r. -:
It was a ; southwestern road, running,
so we will say, from A to Z. At -A," my
good olt mother .'lived at Zy I had . the
sweetest"; little wife under the su and
a baby, and I always had a dollar or two
put by for a rainy, day "1 was an odd
kind of man: . Being shut up with the
engine, watching' with alkyoor eye3 and
heart and soul, inside -d out, don't make
a man talkativeil 1 -' - - ' '
i.' My wife's name ss Josephine, and I
called her Jo. : Sonie people call me
unsociable, and couldu't tinderstand how
a man could feel friendly without saying
ten words an hour. , So, though I had a
few friends dear ones, 007! did not
have so many acquaintances as most peo
ple, and did not care to have. The house
which held my wife and baby was the
deafest epot on earth to me," except the
old house that held my mother, up at A.
I; iiever belonged1 to a club, or mixed
myself up with strangers in any such way,
and never should, if it had not been for
Granby. You see Granby was one of
the shareholders ; a' handsome, showy
fellow. I liked to la'.k with him, and we
were friends. He often rode from Z -to
A, and back again, with mc, and once he
said: - ' '
"You ought to belong to the Scientific
Club, Guelden." ;: -
"I never heard of it," said I.
. "I am a member," said he. - "We meet
once a fortnight, and have a jolly good
time. We want thinking men like you.
We have some among us, now. I'll pro
pose you, if you like."
I was fond of such thiDgs, and I had
ideas that I fancied might be worth some
thing. But the engineer don't have
nights or days to himself, and the club
would have one evening a iortnight from
Jo. I said :
"I'll ask her. If she likes it, yes."
"Ask whom V said he.
"Jo," said I.
"If every man had asked his wife,
every man's wife would have said, 'Can't
epare you, my dear and we should hare
bo club, at all," said Granby.
But I made no answer. At home, I
told Jo. She said : - -
"I shall miss you, Ned; but you do
love such things, and then, if Granby be
long, they must be superior men."
"No doubt," said I. - -;
"It isn't everybody who could be made
a member," said J 0. "Why, of course,
you must say yes."
So I said yes, and Granby proposed ine.
Thursday fortnight, I went with him to
the rooms. The real business of the even
ing was the supper, and so it was every
I'd always been a temperate man. I
actually did not know what effect .wine
would have on me ; but coming to drink
more of it than I ever had before,' at the
club table, I found it put steam on.
After eo many glasses, I wanted to talk;
after so many more, I did.
I seemed like somebody else, the words
were so ready. .My little ideas came out,
and were listened to. I made sharp hits ;
1 indulged in repartee ; I told stories I
even enme to puns. I heard somebody
say to Granby, "By George, that's a man
worth knowing. I thought him dull at
first." Yet I knew it: was better to be
quiet Ned Guelden, with his ten words
an hoar, than the wine-made wit I was.
I was sure of it when, three, months
after, I stumbled up stairs,; to find Jo
waiting for me with .her baby on her
"You're be!n deceiving me," said Jo.
"I suspected it, but I wasn't sure. A
ecientific club couldn't smell like a bar
room. "Which means I do," said I, wavering
in the middle of the room like a signal
flag at a station, and seeing two Joes.
"And look like one," said Jo ; and went
and locked herself and the baby in the
One club-night, as I was dressed to go,
Jo stood before me. .
"Ned," said she, "I never had a fault
to find with you before. You've l)een
kind, and good, and loving always ; but
I should be sorry wo ever met, if you go
on in this way. Don't ask me what I
mean. Y'u know." .. :
"Jo," said I, "it's only on club night."
"It will grow," said she.
Then she put her arms around my neck.
"Ned," said she, "do you think a thing
so much like a bottled up and strapped
down demon as steam is, is fit to put into
the hands of a drunken man ? And some
day, mark my words, not only Thursday
night, but all tho days of the week will
be the 6ame. I've often heard you won
der what the feelings of an engineer who
has about the same as murdered a train
full of people must.be, and you'll know
it you don't stop where you are. A stea
dy hand and a clear head have been your
blessings all these years. Don't throw
them away. Ned, if you don't care for
my love, doa't ruin yourself."
Don't be afraid, child. : I'll tieter pain
And I meant it; but at twelve o'clock1
that night, I felt1 that I had forgotten my
promise and my resolution. - r ...... ; .
v 1 couldn't get home to Jo I made up
my mind .to tleep ou the club sofa, and
leave the place for. good, the next day.
Already, I. felt my brain reel as it had
never before. In an hpur,I.was in a kind
of stupor. , .
: --It was morning. . A waiter stood ready
to brush my ..coat, . I. .saw a grin on his
face. My heart seemed ready to burst;
my"; hand, trembled. . I looked t at .' my
watch I had only five minutes tp.reach
the depot I
",' Jo's words came to my mind. Was I
notfit to ti ko charge of an engine ? I
could not answer. I ought to have asked
some sober man. - As it was, I only caught
my hat and rushed away. ;
I was just in time. ' J f . - ?
The San Tran cisco glittered in; the
morning suni From my post, I could
hear the people talking bidding each
other good-by, promising to write, and all
that sort of thing. Amongst them was
an old gentleman I knew by sight one
of the shareholders; he was bidding two
timid girls adieu. ' v t
"Good-by, Kitty goodby, .Lue," I
heard him say ; "don't be nervoua. The
San Francisco is the safest engine on the
line, and Guelden the most careful engi
neer. I wouldn't be afraid to trust every
mortal I love to their keeping. Nothing
could happen wrong with the . two together.'-
I said to myself, I'll get through some
how, and Jo" shall never find fault with
I reeled as I spoke. I heard the sig
nal. We were off.
Fire hours from L. to D. ; five hours
back. On the last heat, I knew I should
be myself again. ' "
I 6aw a red flutter, but never guessed
what it was until we were past the down
train at the wrong place. Two minutes
more, and we would have a collision.
Somebody told me so. I laughed. I
heard him say, respectfully,
"Of course, 31 r. Guelden, you know
what you are about I" .
Then I was alone, and wondering
whether I should go faster or slower. I
did something, and the cars rushed ou at
a fearful rate.
The same man who had spoken to me
before was standing near me. I heard
some question. How many miles an hour
were we making ? I didn't know.
. ..Rattle, rattle, rattle! I was trying
now to slacken the speed of the San Fran
cisco. T could not remember what I
6hould do. Was it this, or that? faster,
or slower? , I was playing with the en
gine like a. child.
Suddenly, there was a horrible roar a
crash! 'I was flung 'somewhere. I was
in the water. By a miracle, I was so
bered, not hurt. I gained the shore. I
stood upon the ground between the track
and the river's edge, and gazed at my
The engine was in fragments, the cars
in splinters, and the dead and dying were
strewn around men, women and chil
dren, old age and tender youth. There
were groans and shrieks of . deepair.
The,maiined cried out in pain ; the unin
jured bewailed their dead. A voice, un
heard by any other, was ia my ear, and it
whispered ''Murder !''" .
The news had gone to A., and the peo
ple came thronging down to find their
friends. The dead were stretched on the
grass. I went with some of the distracted
to find their lost ones. Searching for an
old man's daughter, I came to a place
under the trees where five bodies were
lying in rigid horror an old woman, a
young one, a baby, and two tiny children.
Was it fancy, born of roy anguish? No.
Oh, heaven ! they were my old mother,
my wife, my children all cold in death !
How did they come on that train?
What chance had brought this about ?
No one could answer. I groaned ; I
screamed; I clasped my hauds; I. tore
my hair. I gazed in the good old face of
her who gave me birth, on the lovely
features of my wife, and on my innocent
children. I called them by name; there
was no answer.
,They were dead ! As I comprehended
this awful truth, there thundered up the
track, another train. Its red eye glared
on me with a baleful light. I flung my
self before it. I felt it crush me , and
grind me to atoms. .
"His head is extremely hot," said
I opened my eyes and saw my wife.
'How do you feel?" said she; "a lit
I was so rejoiced and to astonished at
the sight of her that I could not speak at
first. She repeated the question.
"I must be crushed to pieces," said I,
"for ihe train went over me; but I feel
no pain I -
"There he goes again about the train,"
said my wife ; "why, Ned !"
I tried to move there was nothing the
matter with me. I was in my own room.
Opposite me was a crib in which my two
children were asleep, and beside me was
a tiny bald head. My wife and children
were safe! Was I delirious, or what
could bo thb matter?
. "Jo," ciied I, "tell me what has hap
pened!" " -
"It's nin o'cloxsk," aid Jo, ftYou
oame home in such a' dreadful' state from
the-ciub that I couldn't. wake you . You
weren't fit to manage steam and risk peo-'
ple'a lives: . The San Francisco ia half
way1 to' A. by this time,' I huppbse, and
you ha7e been frightening me to death
with your dreadfuLtalk."
..j And Jo began to cry.-., . ;-.
It was all a dream,: a horrible dream.
But I had lived through it as though my
experience were reality.
"Is there "a Bible in the- house, Jo ?"
I asked; ; ; .
"Are. we heathen?" said Jo, reproach
fully.. . .
"Give it to me this moment, then." 4
"" She brought it, and I put my hand on
it and; toot a solemn oath that what had
happened .should-never occur again. . . It
.never ha?.. And , if the, San Francisco
ever comes to grief, the verdict will not
be "TAe engineer was drunk I" ' '
' .. ' J.-
Aame of t uV; State s .
: The following are the derivations and
meaning of the" names of the different
States: ' '
- Maine So called from the province
of Elaine, in" France, in compliment of
Queen. . Henrietta, of . England, who, it has
been said, owned that province..
New Hampshire Named by John
Ma3on, (who with another obtained the
grant from the crown,") from Hampshire
eounty, England j in 1639. The former
name of the domain was Laconia.
Vermont From the French ' word
rnont, or green mountain, indicative of the
mountainous nature of the State. -This
name was first officially : recognized ' Jan.
16,1777. 1 - :
Massachusetts Indian name, signi
fying "the country about the great hillB."
t. e. the Blue Hills.
Rhode Island This name was adop
ted in 1C44, from the island of Rhodes,
in : the Mediterranean, because of a fan
cied resemblance to that island.
Connecticut This is the English
orthography of the Indian word Qnon-eh-ta-cut,
which signifies "the lone river."
New York Named by the Duke of
xork, under color of title given him by
the English crown in 1G64.
New Jersey So called in honor of
Sir George Cartaret, who was Governor
of the island of Jersey, in the British
Pennsylvania From Admiral Pcnn,
.the father of the founder of: the colony,
meaning "Penn's woods."
- Delaware In honor of Thomas West,
Lord Delaware, who visited the bay and
died there in 1619.
Maryland After Henrietta Maria,
queeu of Charles L, of England.
Virginia So called in honor of Queen
Elizabeth, the "virgin queen' in L whose
reign Sir Walter Raleigh made the first
attempt to colonize that region.
North and South Carolina were
originally in one tract, called California,
after Charles IX.,. of France. Subse
quently, ia IG65, the name was altered to
Georgia So called in honor of George
II., of England, who established a colony
in that region in 1732.-
: Florida Ponce de Leon, who discov
ered this portion of North Ameiica in
1512, named it Florida in commemoration
of j the day he landed there, which was the
Pasqucs de Flores of the Spaniards, or
"Feast of Flowers," otherwise kuown as
Easter Sunday. .
Alabama Formerly a portion of Miss
issippi territory, admitted into the Union
as a State in 1S19. The name is of
Indian origin, signifying "here we rest."
Mississippi Formerly a portion of
the province of LouiaUna. So named in
1800, from the great river on its western
line. The term is of Indian origin, mean
ing "long river." .
Louisiana From Louis XIV., of
France, who for some time prior to 1763
owned the territory.
Arkansas From "Kansas," the Indi
an word for "smoky water," with the
French prefix "arc," bow.-
Tennessee Indian for "river of the
big bend," t. e., the Mississippi, which is
the Western boundary.
Kentucky Indian for "at the head of
the river." ' 1
Ohio From tho Indian, meaning
"beautiful." Previously applied to the
river which traverses a great portion of
Michigan Previously applied to the
lake, the Indian name for a fish weir. So
called from the : fancied resemblance of
the lake to a fih-trap.
Indiana. So called ia 1S02, from the
Illinois From the Indian "illini,"
men, and the French suffix "ois," together
signifying "tribe of men."
. Wisconsin Indian term for a "wild
Missouri Named inf. 1821, from tho
great branch of the Mississippi which
flows through it. Indian term, meaniog
Iowa From the Indian, signifying
'fthe drowsy ones."
.Minnesota Indian for "cloudy wa
ter." California The name given by
Cortes, the discoverer of that region. Be
probably obtained it from an old Spanish
romance, in which an imaginary island of
that name is described. as abounding iu
g0ld..; "--.I..-,,.,: ?
Oregon According to. Kome, from tha
Indian Oregon, "river of the west."- Oth
ers consider-it derived ;from the Spanish
"oregano," wild marjoram, which grows
abundantly on thePacific coast.-: u '
A Fuuuy. Legislator.
Tha humorist of the New York L'egii
lature is one John Oikey, member from.
Kings county, and the way Mr. Oakey
does things may be interred from the fol
lowing report of a speech, made by him on
f h 3 bill for the erection" of a uew capitol
building in Albany : -
- "Mr." Chairman,--1 intend to favor this
bill,, and yet I should not. When I re
collect that the codfish aristocracy of Al
bany is not worthy of a decent red herring,
I am tempted to pay, 'Oakeydon't make
an ass of yourself by voting "for the new
capitol bil,'- and yet I shall. . I will vote
for the bill, not because I like Albany,
but because I love the State. . '
. "Mr. Chairman, I once thought that to
be member of - Assembly was to bo " high
cockalorum at a. world's poultry show. I
have lived to aee my mistake. ; An As
semblyman is some pumckins in New
York. H e is looked upon-as a Cicero in
Duchess county, and a Lycurgus in Sco-harie.'-
But it is not so in Albany. In
this city of "sturgeons and stuckups, " leg
islators are small potatoes and few to tlTo
"The first day after I reached Albany,
I hunted around, with a shot-gun and a
pointer, to find a boarding house. I found
ooe, kept by a French nightcap and mam
moth-waterfall, the widow of a defunct
gentleman heavy in West India goods. I
asked the widow of said defunct if she
desired another boarder. She replied,
'that dep-ends on circumstances I in
formed her that I was a member of the
Legislature. She becime as cold as aa
icf berg, and informed me that respectable
boarding houses did net desire patrouago"
from Assemblymen or colored people.
She shut the door, and I retired. I
sought another lady. She was more com
placent, and said she did not mind board
ing one or two Assemblymen, provided
they would pay in advance or give secu
rity. Is this the way, Mr. Speaker, to
treat the successors of Solon ? I fancy
not. But while I am down ca the peoplo
of Albany as a community, I have found
some individual exceptions who deserro
the highest marks ot my esteem. A few
weeks ago, a gentleman, loud in praise of
the new capitol, said to me, 'Oakey, let's
go to Peck's and get some oysters Ia
reply, Oakey said, 'Nothing would afford
me more pleasure.' We went to Peck's.
We ordered oysters, renison steaks, green
seal, and all that sort of thing. My
friend left the room to obtain seme cigar
fifty cenjs apiece. He did not come back.
He has not come back yet. He never
will come back. He left Oakey to pay
the whole bill, 17.03 ! You may laugh,
gentlemen, hut that ia not the worst of it.
He gut four fifty-cent cigars and had them,
charged to me I .
"Last week, I gave eight shirt? out ta
be washed. They came back in the
shape, of Eve collars, four 'dickies and
one corded skirt. Now what do I wane
with a corded skirt? I am not an old
granny, like my friond over there, who
believes the Eric Canal injured the State,
nor am I a female brother, like Susan An
thony, or those other specimens of unfeath
ered poultry, who cackle at Hen Conven
tions. I do not want that skirt.
"A short time ago, I visited the Baptist
Church, one of the great washing machines
of the city. An elderly gentleman ad
dressed the Sabbath School children, and,
pointing at this building, said 'My young
lriends, that ia the Lunatic Asylum, to
which 128 crazy men are sent every year,
to make laws lor three millions of gulls
I could stand no more. I seized my hat
and left the edifice. I don't supposo I
could have carried it along, if I had tried,
but 1 did not try. As I said before, I
left the edifice. But, while I cannot and
will not go much on the Red Herring
aristocracy of Albany, I must be allowed
to say that I have received nothing but
kindness from the Representatives ot
Albany on this floor. Rubin?on never
smoked a cigar without asking me to
'smeil its flavor and Smith never sips a
glass of Madeira, without saying, 'Oakey,
chew the corkscrew Robinson and
Smith are clever fellows so are Smith
and Robinson. They aro both clsver
fellows, especially Smith and more partic
"There is an unknown gentleman who
resides in the Bowery, to whom I am also
under obligations. To every chicken
dispute and dog fight that has come off ia
that part of the city, this unknown frierfd
of a new capitol, baa sent mc no less than
twelve free passes, one for myself, three
for Dan Wood, four for Parker, and the
other four for reporters of leading and
influential papers, like the New York
Tribune and Independent. But I will nos
detain the House any longer."
At a fashionable wedding at Norfolk,
last week, the bridal presents were valued
at $10,000. Among them were a $5,000'
roll of greenbacks, two sets of diamonds,:
a camel's hair shawl, and large quautitre
of silter plate. "7