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EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1867.
TERMS:3-00 IER AIVISIJIH.
I IX ADVAXCE.
XL KLTTELL, Attorney at
' Ebensburg, Pa.
tr"fSfL()St Attorney at Law,
f Ebensbtirg, Pa.
0ffc opposite the Bank. Jjan24
trnBGE M. READE, Attorney at
Office in Colonnade Row. jan24
HOE STORE I SHOE STORE!!
p. TIERNKY, Attorney at .Law,
rKnthnrir. Cambria, eonntv. Pa.
II AU- QI j i
.Office in Colonnade Row. jan24
r . :
ifl.VSrON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at L&w. Aoeasuare, .
' . ... "I ... u...
jCtnce opposite me vouri uvuoo.
fjcBSSTOii. jan24J J. K. bcahlas.
vS C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
CirrOlItOWn, amuris cuumj, 1 a.
ATCul1"- urn ivi a n tug buu l-bviu-
SHOEMAKER, Attorney at
J law, Ebensburg, Pa.
I . f.. ttantinn riil in rnller.tinnfl.
rt'fce one door east of Lloyd & Co.'a
Sr flouse. jan24
5rEL SINGLETON, Attorney at
-f . rc IIS. I
Itw, r-oensuurg, i a. umce on "igu
,t, west of Foater's Hotel,
practice in tbe Courts of Cambria and
Attends also to the collection of claims
fliers against the Government. jan24
ioilGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
f Uw and Claim Agent, Ebensburg,
L:ri county, Pa.
Pensions, Back ray ana uouniy, ana
fibiury Claims collected. Real Estate
uU tui sold, and payment or lazes ai
Book Accounts, Notes, Due Bills,
sc., collected, ieeas, .tionga-
o r r . TJ J.
Agrtwats, ueiiers 01 Aiiurucj, uuuud,
ati uuen. and all leeal business
mttemlti to. Pensions increased.
EqtiAliztd bounty collected. Jan24
Jn.TERS, Justice of the Peace
. and Srrivener.
Office adjoining dwelling, on High St.,
t 1 r ir.in
Jr K1NKEAD, Justice of the Peace
Li and Claim Agent.
Office removed to the office formerly
icd by M. Jla9son, Esq., on High street,
burg, Pa. jan31-6m
DEVEREAUX, M. D., Physician
t an Knrrrpftn Snm?nit Pft
p Office east of Mansion House, on Rail-
street, roigntcaiis promptly aitenaea
bis ofEice. may23
ce n the room over It. It. Tkamu' store.
ri bij p-ofessional services to the citizens
.jfmbiiTg and vicinity. apI8-4m
The under?Icned. Graduattf of the Ral-
t College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
:nis proieasionai services to tue citizens
:ensburg. He has 6pared no means to
ughly acquaint himself with every im-
meni in nis an. 10 many years or per
exprtience, he has sought to add the
experience of the highest authorities
:niai science. lie 6inipJy asks that an
..unity any De given tor his work to
U its own praise.
SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S.
:mrtt: Prof. C. A. Harris : T. E. 3ond.
v.. R. Handy; A. A. Blandy.P. II. Aus-
oivae Baltimore College.
WiWVjat Kliensbnrer nn thu fnnrth
laaJ of eacb aonth, to stay one wiek.
The subscriber begs leave to inform the
people, of Ebensburg that he has just received
from the East and has cow opened out, at
his store-room, tbe
LARGEST akd BEST ASSORTMENT
OF WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS akd SHOES OF ALL KINDS!
ercr brought to town. The Btock was made
expresBly 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 rips, it will be
REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGES
A visit to his establishment will satisfy any
one that he can not only sell a bktteb. arti
cle than all competitors, but that he can
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST I
He also continues to manufacture Boots
and Shoes to order, on short notice and in
the most workmanlike Btyle.
A VERY SUPERIOR LOT or REAL
FRENCH CALF SKINS ON HAND!
Stand one door east of Crawford's
Hotel, High street, and immediately oppo
site V. S. Barker's store.
feb21j JOHN D. THOMAS.
SADDLERY AND HARNESS !
The undersigned keeps constantly on
hand and is etill manufacturing all articles
in his line, such as
FINE SINGLE AND DOUBLE HARNESS,
BLIND BRIDLES, RIDING BRIDLES,
nALTERS, WHIPS, BRICHBANDS, &c, tc.
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 fjr past favors, he
hopes by attention to business to merit a
continuance of the patronage heretofore so
liberally extended to him. jan24
Shop above the store of E. Hughes A Co.
Persona wishing good and substantial Harness
can be accommodated. HUGH A. M'COY.
"VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
T SALE !
The subscriber offers at privste sale the
Farm on which . he now resides, situate in
Cambria Township, Cambria county, con
taining about 50 acres, nearly all of which
aro 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. Only five minutes' walk from the
Railroad Depot. Terms moderate, and title
indisputable. Apply to the undersigned on
the premises, or address
apll-Sm Ebensburg, Pa.
WYD& CO., Banker,
Gold. Silver. Government T.r,n anA
Securities bought and sold. Interest
red on Time Deposits. Collections made
Mccessible points in the United States,
I'ueaerai itanking iiusiness transacted.
F-iry 24, 1867.
' M. LLOYD & Co., Banker
s on the principal cities, and Silver
3ia for sale. Collections made. Men
tived on deposit, payable on demand,
Untercst, or upon time, with interest
iiorD, Prttt. p. t. caldwkli., Cath'r.
fcl NATIONAL RANK
GO VERN3IENT A GENCY,
SEATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI-
Corner Vimini. mA 1 n : . ... v . i
(,'! CIO., ilUtlU
it Cwtai $300,000
1 nil j 1 j 1 1
ble term, g ' Kang oti on
Purchasers of ,
X wil!K-.n -"4UF"t percentage, m
2!.?. b.! .ftIIorAd " Allows : $50 to
ad ;. ' J ioc 10 20. 3 per cent,
upwards, 4 per cent. r:an2
p J? LLOYD, "
vuecettor 0 K. S. Bunn,
ND MEDICINES, PAINTS
5 AND DTE.STUFFS. PERFTTMir-
?AN;CJ. ARTICLES, PURE
PCRPoVtq AUIES FOR MRDI
RPOSES, PATENT MEDICINES. 4c.
T,CP. andNot,, p
e05 Pncilg, Superior Ink,
And other articles kept
WOMAN'S WORK IN THE CIVIL
WAR. A work of real value, absorb
ing interest and universal popularity. The
press and literary people everywhere commend
and endorse it. It records the consecrated
work of woman in organized and united effort,
and the names of nearly COO of our rnnntrv'a
noblest women, with what they did for hu
manity and for the nation in its darkest hours.
Beautiful 6teel portraits of a number of these
ladies adorn the work, and it is acknowledged
to be one of the finest works ever published.
Clergymen, Teach ers, Experienced Agents,
and Ladies will find it to their advantage to
canvass for this work. Address ZEIGLKR,
M CCRDY & CO., 601 Chestnut St., Philadel
dclphia, Pa. jel3-3m
IME I LIME! LIME !
Farmers, look tc your Interest! I
The subscriber is now prepared to furnish
any quantity of good fresh
By the car-load of 300 bushels, at the follow
ing prices :
ray 5 cents per bushel, or $ 1 5.00 per car,
LOADED AT THE BANK.
Lime in any quantity
From the hour when Anderson and his
little Land entered Sumter, their position
was an extremely perilous one. Ander
son's friends knew this, and were very
uneasy. His devoted wife, a daughter of
the gallant soldier, Gen. Clinch, of Geor
gia, with her children and nurse, was in
New York city She knew, better than
all others, the perils to which her husband
might be exposed from the ferocious foes
without and possibly traitors within.
With an intensity of anxiety not easily
imagined, she revolved in her mind a
hundred projects for his relief. All were
At length, while passing a sleepless
night, she thought of a faithful 86rgeant
who had been with her husband in Mex
ico, and had married their equally faithful
cook. If he could be placed beside Major
Anderson, in Sumter, that officer would
have a tried and trusty friend, on whom
he could rely in an emergency. Where
was he ? For seven long years, they had
not seen his face. Seven years before,
he was in New York. She resolved to
eeek him. At dawn, she went for a city
directory. The sergeant's name was Peter
Hart. She made a memorandum of the
residence of every Hart in the city; and
in a carriage she sought, for a day and a
half, for the man she desired to find.
She was at last successful. In a police
establishment, she found Peter Hart, and
left a request for him to call on her.
Mrs. Anderson had resolved to go to
Fort Sumter, if he would accompany her.
She was an invalid. Her physician and
friend, to whom alone she had entrusted
her resolve, protested vehemently against
the project, ne believed its execution
would imperil her life. But sho had re
solved to go, and would listen to no pro
test or entreaty. Seeing her determina
tion, he gave her every assistance in his
Peter Hart came, bringing with him
hij faithful Margaret. They wero de
lighted to see their former friend and
mistress. Hart stood erect before her,
with his heels together, soldier-like, as if
to receive orders.
"I have seat for you, Hart," Mrs. An
derson said, "to ask you to do me a favor."
Aoytmng lrs. Auderson wishes
will do," was the prompt reply.
"But," eaid she, "it may be
- . v.. .... - , --. , 1 iiijvuimiv jteu. -i-Xeier xiarF. serTsii
ainK TD dS Anderson wishes,". rreHj,!,, country better than if he had been a
All orders will be promptly attended to.
Address WM. II. CANAV.
apll-3m EI Dorado, Blair county, Pa.
CHEAP CASH STORE ! !
The subscriber would inform th no
of Ebensburg and vicinity that he keeps con
stantly on hand everything in the
GROCERY AND CONFECTIOVFTtV
line, such as Flour, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, all
kinds of Crackers. Cheese. Smnkinir unH
Chewing Tobacco, Cigars, Ac.
VAjXJSVU rEA CUES AND TOMATOES!
Also. Bu.'kskin and Wnnlen Hlnr.i V
en Socks, Neck ties, &c, all of which will be
6old as cheap if not cheaper than elsewhere.
i juu assortment of Candies t
JBsE?" Ice Cream everv eveninc
R. R. THOMAS.
ft? Svtreet opposite the Mou
Ebensburg, Pa. rjn
, ana I Jrnni...!.) r . . I
V Sion J .uuuil
:uar.n7::;'" .u"n.wc. mdsatis-
m baeement of
rlOAL! COAL! ITOAT.! .
The Subscriber is now carrvinnr on
Colliery of Wm. Tiler. Sr . at 1AW Sfatinn
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Cambria coun
ty, and will be glad to fill all orders, to any
uiuM.ub, vi '.u.i.i.uj vi ixueusuurg ana vicin
ity. Satisfaction as to quality of Coal guar
antied in all cases. WM. TILEY, Jr.
Hemlock P. O., Jan. 24, 1867.
RICKS! BRICKS I BRICKS !
The JOHNSTOWN MANUFACTURING
CO. have constantly on hand and for sale at
very low prices, a superior article of
COMMON ani PRESSED BRICK!
Special rates of freight to all points
on the Penna. Railroad. Address
. - O. N. RAMSEY, Supt.,
May 9-6mu Johnstown, Pa.
K. CURTAIN FIXTURE
nas no HinArinr !n thA . world ! T
pronounced faultless by all who have seen it.
It is predicted it will supersede all other
Curtain Fixtures now in use.
S.F,er sale by g. HUNTLEY,
mftr2lJ Ebeniburjr, Ta.
"I want you to go with me to Fort
bumter, she said.
Hart looked towards Margaret a moment
ana men promptly responded,
"I wjll go, madam."
"But Hart " continued the earnest wo
man, "I want you to stay with the Major.
You will leave your family and give up a
good situation." Hart again glanced in
quiringly at Margaret, and then replied,
i. win go, madam."
"But, Margaret," Mrs. Anderson said,
turning to Wart's wife, "what do you say ?"
"Indade, ma'am, and it's Margaret's
curry one can c uo as mucn lor you aa
Peter can," was tho warm-hearted woman's
"When will you go, Hart V asked Mrs
"To-night, ma'am, if you wish," replied
ier irue ana aoiaing Inend.
"Be here to-morrow night at six 0'
ciock, said Sire. Anderson, "and I will
be ready. Good bye, Margaret."
things w ero speedily arranged.
They were only to take a satchel each for
jwuruej. narc was to play the part
J of servant to Mrs. Anderson, and to be
reaay, ac an times, to secood her. every
word and act. What difficulties and
trials awaited them, no one knew.
The brave, loving, patriotic woman did
not care. It was enough for her to know
that her husband and country wero in
peril, and she was seeking to serve them.
The travelers left New York on the
2d of January. None but her good phy
sician not even the nurse of the children
knew their destination. She was com
pletely ab?orbed with the subject of her
errand. They traveled without intermis
sion until they reached Charleston, Iato on
Saturday night. From Cape Fer to
Charleston, she was the only woman in
the railway trains which was filled with
rough men hurrying to Charleston to join
in the attack on Fort Sumter. They were
mostly shaggy haired, brutal and profane,
who became drunken and noisy, and filled
the cars with tobacco smoke.
"Can't you prevent their smoking here ?"
she geutly asked the conductor. His
only reply was,
"Wal, I reckon they'll have to smoke."
Her appeal to two rough men in front
of her was more successful. WTith a
swoet voice, that touched the cords of their
better nature, she said,
"Will you please to throw away your
cigars ? they make me so sick." One of
them glanced at the speaker, and said to
"Let's do it; she's a lady .7 During
the remainder of the journey theso rude
men were very respectful. In that train
of cars, Mrs. Anderson was compelled to
bear her husband cursed with the most
horrid oaths, and threatened with savage
violence should he fall into the hands of
the exasperated mob. But she endured
It- was late' in the evening when they
reached Charleston. When'the drunken
soldiers were carried out, she asked an
agent at the station for a carriage.
"Where are you from V he asked.
"New York," she replied.
"Where are you going V
"Where else 7"
"Don't know; get me a carriage to tro
tu i"c J.MU13 taouae.
J'There are none."
"I know better."
."I can't tret one ''
. ,'jThen give me & piece of paper, that I
, .. M uwvw vu UUICi UU1 lUlOUS i
L " 1 1 . V ..
ue wm sena me one.
Ihe man yielded to tho Governor's
name, ilo -supposed she must be of some
importance, and in a few minutes after
wards she and Hart wero in a carriage on
their way to ihe Mills House. There the
parlor into which she was ushered was
filled with excited reoDle of both sexes.
who were exasperated because of her hus
band's movements. His destruction of
the old flag-staff at Moultrie was consid
ered an insult to the South Carolinians,
mat mignt not be forgiven. Their lan
guage was extremely violent.
Mrs. Anderson met her brother at the
Mills House. On the followins
he procured from Gov. Pickens a permit
for her to go to Fort Sumter, She sought
one for Hart. The Governor could not
oUT-aman to be added, to the Sumter
garrison ; he said ho would be held resnon
sible to the Commonwealth of South Car
olina for any mischief that might ensue
in consequence ! Mrs. Anderson did not
conceal the scorn which the suggestion
and excuse elicited. The State of South
Carolina now claiming to be a sovereign
power among the nations of the earth
endangered by the addition of one man to
a garrison or seventy or eighty, while
thousands of armed hands were ready and
willing to strike them I Pickens was her
father s friend.
"Tell him," sho said, "that I shall take
nart to me lort, with or without a pass.
Her words of scorn and her demand
were repeated to me Uovernor. lie saw
tho absurdity of his conduct, and gave a
pass ior nart, Dut coupled toe permission
with a requirement that her messenger
should obtain from Major Anderson a
pledge that he should not be enrolled as
a soldier. The pledge was exacted, given,
ad faithfully kept.-,. Peter Hart, served
At 10 o'clock on Sunday morning, the
6th of January, Mrs. Anderson, with
Hart and a few personal friends then in
Charleston, started in a small boat for
Sumter, carrying with her a mail bag for
the garrison, which had lately often been
kept back. It was a most charming
morning. The air was balmy, and the
bosom of the bay unrippled. Nature in
vited to delicious enjoyment; but the
brave woman, absorbed in the work of her
holy mission of love and patriotism, heeded
not the invitation. Everywhere were
seen strange banners. Among them all
was not seen a solitary Union flag. She
felt like an exile from her native land.
Presently, a9 the boat shot around a point
of land, some one exclaimed,
- "There's Sumter."
She turned, and saw the national ensign
floating gently over it. It seemed, as it
waved languidly in the almost still air,
lik a signal of distress over a vessel in
the midst of terrible breakers. "The dear
old flag!" she. exclaimed, and burst into
tears. For the first time since she left
New York, emotion had conquered will.
Sentinel boats were dow passed, and
proper passwords were eriven. Thcv an.
proached Sumter, when a watchman on
its wall trumpeted tho inquiry,
no comes there r
A gentleman in the boat replied throueh
"Mrs. Maj. Anderson."
She Was tormallv ordered tn ntlimn.
As her friends conveved her un thn rnrka
, .i , , . '. . .
come wnart, ner nusband came runnings
out ot tho sally-port. He caught her m
bis arms, and exclaimed in a vehement
whisper, for her ear only, "My glorious
wile I" and carried her into the" fort.
"I have brought vou Peter Hart." she
said. "The children are all well. I re
turn to-night." Then turning to the
accompanvinc friends, she said, "tell me
m t w
when tbe tide serves ; I go back with the
boat." She then retired with her hus
band to the Quarters nearlv over thn
sally-port, and took somo refreshments:
me arst since leaving Jew Jtork.
The tide served in the course of two
Unheeding the entreaties nf frienda.
who tried to persuade her to remain, and
rr . r .. .
ouerea io pring ner lamily to her, and
the assurance of a deputation of Charlcs-
tonians, tyho waited upon her, that she
might reside in that city, dwell in Sumter,
or wherever she pleased. Mrs. Anderson
started for the national capital that even
ing, accompanied by Major Anderson's
brother. Charleston was no place for her
while her husband was under the old flag;
and she would not add to his cares bv
remaining with him in the fort When
Mrs. Anderson was placed in the boat by
her husband, she experienced an almost
irresistible desire to draw him after her
to take him away from the great peril.
wa in spia?mng os iqa oarij when
the boat was shoved off, came a terrible
impression as if she had buried her hus
band, and was returning from his funeral.
But she leaned" lovingly, by faith, on the
strong arm of the All-Wise Father, and
received strength. Invalid, and a woman
as she was, she had performed a great
service to her husband and country. Sho
had given them- a faithful and useful
friend in Peter Hart how faithful and
useful the subsequent history of Fort
Sumter until it passed into the hands of
armed insurgents, three months later, only
A bed was placed in the cars, and on
that she journeyed comfortably to Wash
ington. Sha was insensible when she
arrived at Willard's Hotel, into which
she was conveyed, by a dear friend from
New York, a powerful man, whose face
was the first that she recognized on the
return of her consciousness. After suffer
ing for forty-eight hours from utter ex
haustion, she proceeded to New York,
and was for a long time threatened with
Thus ended the mission of this brave
woman. She, alone, had done what the
government would not, or dared not, do.
She had not sent, but taken, a valuable
reinforcement to Fort Sumter. When we
look back to the beginning of the great
civil war, the eye of just appreciation
perceives no heroism more genuine and
useful than that displayed by this noble
woman ; and history and romance will ever
delight to celebrate her deed. Lossing't
Pictorial History of the CivU War.
Iire at West Point.
A correspondent furnishes the follow
ing sketch of the peculiarities of cadet
life at West Point
Reveille beats at 5 o'clock in the mor
ning, and acts galvanically upon the cadet,
who tumbles out ot bed, and hurries on
his clothes, and washes his face "and combs
his hair, and puts his room in order as
fast as ever he can. In half an hour
thereafter, his quarters are inspected. It
is well if all traces of tho late skurry are
then obliterated. It is well if his bed is
properly folded, his chair properly tipped
up, his garments in "regulation" order
upon inspection pees, Haviner made his
salute to the insp8ctieg officer, he devotes
nimaeii to study unui seven, when he goes
to the mess-room and bolts breakfast. At
halfpast eeven he counts guard. At eight
o'clock the call to quarters is sounded.
The cadet studies and recites cntil ooe in
the afternoon. Then he dines. Then at
two he hears another call to quarters, and
studies and recites until four. At tan
minutes past four the drill drum beats.
The drill lasts until half-past five or six
o'clock. The cadet next attirea himself.
in readiness for dress parade at seen. In
half an hour thence he sups. He takes
twenty or twenty-five minutes for mastica
tion, and has half an hour afterwards for
recreation. In this half hour the cadet
has learned to pile up a perfect cvramid
of enjoyment. He shakes himself clear
or discipline, and "froes in" for a frolic.
nis gambols are checked at precisely half
past eisrht o'clock, when another call to
quarters ends him to his room. From
mis time until tattoo is beaten, at half
past nine, he is expected to devote himself
to study. What rest or recreation, serene
or mischievous, he may substitute during
the interval, -in the stead of poriog over
dooks, is Known only to nis room-mates
and confidants. If a smothered sound of
revelry is occasionally heard through a
Kcynoie or a nan open window, 1 presume
that it appeals if it is not too noisvto
ears that from sheer pity or good nature
nna it convenient to be deaf. JJut at ten
o'clock the lights sro out. and the cadet
turns into bed.
As he lies there, this hard studvinc.
pluckv. wearv bov. a silver arrow shot
W 9 " . .
from the moon faiotlv lights tin thn inre.
y c r
nor oi nis "quarters a good, barren,
cleanjy, orderly little apartment, rather
too big for the small amount of furniture
and toggery disposed in it, but just the
sort of place to learn discipline and self
denial in. Things are in some disorder
at presentnot at all as they will be at
6J o'clock in tbe morning. Two alcoves
are partitioned ofl at tho furthest end, in
which, upon low and homely cots, the ca
det and his room-mate are respectively
snoring. At the side of each of these
alcoves, the coat, trowsers, vest, jackets,
and caps of the cadet and his companion
hang upon peremptorily allotted pegs.
The cadet's boots .sprawl hideously upon
the bare floor, as if they were nocturnally
making gammon of military rules of or
der and discipline.
On the littlo plain table against the
wall is an open photograph album sur
mounting two or three closed text-books.
Something white lies beside this heap,
that looks, io the dim light, like a letter.
There is a wash-stand with its furniture
standing against the edge of the partition
dividing the two alcoves. Here are two
decidedly unornamental chairs ; and here,
in the corner, on one side of the window,
is the bureau or shelves, without drawers,
divided into two compartments, and shaded
by cheap curtains, wherein the linen and
under-clothing of the occupants are primly
laid. The walls of the room are innocent
of pictures ; the window is festooned with ;
homely curtains. The single privilege
which a cadet who can afford it or wants '
it can enjoy ior the decoration of his little
dwelling place, is that of substituting red
curtains, of some texture not so rich as to
excite the envy of his classmates, in place
of those provided by the Government.
The academic routine is suspended du
ring two or three months of the year by
the encampment. The entire battalion of
cadets goes into camp usually about tha
20th of June, and remains until tho 20th
or last of August. During this period
all the regulations, discipline-, and polico
of an army in the field are maintained.
The commissioned officers are selected
from the first-class, the sergeants from tho
second-class, and the corporals from tho
third-class. All these ofScers are selected
by the Superintendent, and the appoint
ments are considered to be honorable dis
tinctions. The battalion is commanded
by an army officer, the commandant of
Petroleum V. Nasby gives the follow
ing description of the Presidential trip to
Raleigh : r
The excursion contrasted very favora
bly with the ono we took last fall. The
people received us at every stashen with
the most affectin demonstrashens uv luv.
"Johnson! Johnson! Johnson!" they
yelled at each stoppin place, ivich soun
ded sweeter in his ears and mine thaTt tho
damnable iterashen uv "Grant ! Grant I
Grant !" wich greeted -us at every pint
North. The President wuz sovry ho '
hedn't taken Grant with him to show him
that ef he wuz the most popular in some
localities, we hed the Jiearts of the peoplo
in others. But thef wcz drawbax to otff
enjoyment. No sooner wood" tbe Presi
dent commence "Fellow citizens!" than
Randall would pull the bell-rope and of!
the trane would start. lie wuz determi
ned that the President shouldn't speek,
wich put me to a grate deal of trouble, c
after we arrived 1 hed to rcritc out and
telegraph to the papers the speeches tho
President wood hev made.
At Rawly, Gerrefal Battles welcomed
the Presidenshel party, and the President
responded. He remarked that in nawly
he first opened his tender eyes, a penni
less boy. Here i3 the scene3 uv his child
hood ; here is everything to bind mau to
his fellow, and to associate him with that
with wich he is associated j here is where
tho tenderness uv heart hev taken halt
upon everything to wich it hez attached
itself. Rut he wuz wundrin from his
subjick. His mind went back to the day
he left this city a penniless boy. Wheio
is them wich he left him behind him?
He begged to inquire where is tbe friends
uv his childhood ? Where i3 the Hay
woods ? "
"Killed at Antietam !" shouted a re
turned Confedrit : "I wuz bv Willvum'a
side when he wUz shot."
" Where is the Hunters? "
"Runnin a distillerv at Vaiuill Honri
House," sed this same feller, who thort
the President reely wanted to know. He
wuz choked down, and the President pro
"Wher is the Roysters, and the Smith
ses, the Brownses, and the Jonses '! Wher
is the long list uv men who lived at that
day; who lived here when I wuz a penni
less boy, and who, like me, command .
respeck. for constancy uv deveshen. I
feel proud uv this demonstrashen. Ez
allosiou hez bin made to my boyhood days,
wnen x wuz a penniless boy, 1 may say
here, ez pertinent to that subjeck, that 1
hev adhered to the fundamentle principles
uv the gov'ment, and to the flag and
Oonstoosben. But to return to my subjeck.
When I went out from among yoo a pen
niless boy, I adoptid the Constooshen ea
my guide, and by them I hev alluz bin
guided. To the young I wood say that
they will be safe in takin me ez a model.
Leavin here a penniless boy, it is not for
me to say whether or not I hev succeeded.
I am no longer a penniless boy, nor is
them wich is round me. Mrs. Cobb ain't
a penniless bov. nor is. but th:s i wn.
derin from the subjick. For the eucour-
sment uv the vouncr men afore me. T
wood say that I hev enioved all I eara
about. I am no aspirant for nothin. and
therefore the wav I now onen Inr m
All places uv honor is now before em. I
:nanK you lor this conel welcum. North
Carliny sent me out a penniless bov. nl
did not afford me pich nrl
censiderin my merits, I ousht to hev hed.
yet I love her. It's better ez it wuz.
Goin out a penniless boy, and returnin
alter tioldm every offis from Alderman u
my adopted village, up to President,
shows my qualities to much better advan
tage thaa ef I hedn't fonnont n Tonn;?a
boy. I thank you for this tribute to my
many good qualities."
And he started to git down, when Ran
dall whispered suthin in his left ear.
Risin promptly and drawin nut !,;
hankercher, the President assomd a look
or euodood gner, and resoomed :
"I hev come amoner voo to rmrrlcinnT.
in the dedicashen uv a monument to a man
wich yoo all loved, tho it hez taken suthin
like fifty yeers for yoo to diskivcr it. He
was poor and humble, which akkounts for
my goin from among yoo a penniless boy,
but uv him I am proud, for hed it not bin
for him I wooden't hev returned the
ehinin example to joor. young men wich
I am." - . ?"