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rjLLlAiJi iviiiiL.ij, Attorney at
y Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
y5S FENLON, Attorney at Law,
A Ebensburg, Pa.
ny Office opposite the Bank. jan24
EOHGE M. READE, Attorney at
Lew, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office in Colonnade Row. jan24
FT. TlUlUiKx, Attorney at .Law,
EbensbuTg, Cambria county, Pa.
jayOUice in uoionnaue auw. tjut
T0I1NSTON & SGANLAN, Attorneys'
J at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
gy- Office opposite the Court House.
jTjon.vsTO.v. jn24j J. K. scaslan.
aMKS C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
r.rrn .town, tamuria coumv. ra.
js- rc-Litectural Drawings and Specifi
J, A. allUtiMAiviuii, Attorney at
Law, EbenEburg, Pa.
. if -l i ll.tt.a
Particular auenuon paiu iu cunecuuu
-Office one door east of Lloyd A Co.'s
Jinking House. jan24
ntMITKT. KTNHLETON. Attorney at
J Law, Ebensburg, Ta. Office on High
i.reet. west of Titer's Hotel.
Will practice in the Courts of Cambria ana
IqjT Attends also to tiie couec;on 01 ciuuu
! soldiers against the Government. jan2i
nEOHGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
VJ Law and Claim Agent, Ebensburg,
Cubrra county, Pa.
g Pensions, Back, ray ana ioumy, nu
i'i Vatitary Claims collected. Real Estate
Avto and sold, ana payment 01 iies i-
tcUo Book Accounts, otes, uue uu:s,
ic. collected. Deeds, Mortga
ge 4 rrreewtats. Letters of Attorney, Bonds,
ic. tifntlr written, and all legal business
cirefullr attended to. Pensions increased.
tad Equalized Bounty collected. jan24
EJ. WATERS, Justice of the Pcaeo
Office adjoining dwelling, on High t.,
Zbenslurg, Pj.. febi-bra
SKINKEAD, Justice of the Peace
and Claim Agent.
uince removed '.o me omce iorwenj
cupied by M. Ha66on, Esq., on High dreet,
ensburg, Pa. jan31-0m
DEVEREAUX, M. D., Physician
! and Surgeon, Summit, Pa.
fei"" Office east of Mansion House, on Rail
ed street. Night calls promptly attended
a, l his office. may23
Vk. D. W. ZaiGLsa, having opened an
'Set in the room over It. R. Thorn' store,
-- hi professional serf ices to the citizens
.'tienaburg and vicinity. apl-4in
uj The undersigned, Orl atc of the Cal-
xore College of Dental Surf -try, respectfully
ftrs bis professional servi't-s to the citizens
Lbensburg. He has spared no means to
roughly acquaint himself with evry im
ovtment in his art. To many years of ner
val experience, he has sought to add the
parted experience of the highest authorities
Denul Science. He simply asks that an
portuaity may be given for his work to
iu own vruise.
SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S.
Rfftwcf,; Prof. C. A. Harris : T. E. 3ond,
!, NV. II. Handy; A. A. B!andy,P. H. Aus-
h ct the Bi.timore College.
tr;' be at Ebensburg on the fourth
i?cJir teach month, to Lav one WJtk.
JiSWr 24. 18G7.
101'D & CO., BanJccrt
7 Gold, Silver, Government Loans and
Securities bought and sold. Interest
ed on Time Deposits. Collectiono mde
i'i accessible points in the United States,
a General Banking Busioess transacted.
Udry 24, 13G7.
T M. LLOYD & Co., Banhers
i Altoona, Pa.
rafts oc the principal cities, tnd Silver
Gold for sale. Collections made. Mon
Jtrceived on deposit, payable on demand,
at interest, or upon time, with interest
iuyo, Vrei't. jobs llotd, Cctfeer.
UlST NATIONAL HANK
GO VERXMEXT A GEXCY
panyi . tbrf
-SIGNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE TJNI-
S Corner Virginia and Annie ets., North
TwC,At $300,000 00
3U U,IIttPHDa 150 oOO 00
All business pertaifliD:r to Banking done on
i-eraal Revenue Stamps of all denomina
iWaJ8 on hand.
'LI UI-5au" of s,amP?, percentage, in
. ps. wnl be allowed. &3 follnwa -in t
in , J ' 3 ""lows : f ju io
- percent ; !0C to $200,3 per cent.
,dupwards, 4 per cent. jan24
ttS J. LLOYD.
Successor of R, S. Lunn.
J piirGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS
TIV rv-rT, 1 AUTIULES, PURE
PUni,.B.DtE FOR MRDI-
"""".rAiEXT MEDICINES, Ac.
4 7 s .
er Can. and Vma t "
lens, Pencils, Superior Ink,
And other articles kept
I,,.: , w -o bMvaAij
r-ce on . -"V'i compounded.
S 1 1 A K H KTTS T' o t , 71
C; P!V?tal'tinM Grain-
on 1, r,onem fhort notice, and satis.
UaM rn. v V. p 111 Daspmeot. of
ORETTO DRUG STOREI
The subscriber has opened out in Loretto,
Cambria county, a large and well selected
A heavy stock of
DRUGS a.nd PATENT MEDICINES,
PADJTS OILS, FAMILY DTE COLORS,
PURE WINES LIQUORS,
for medicinal purposes,
PERFUMERY asd TOILET ARTICLES,
HANGING LAMPS, SIDE LAlirS vith RE
FLECTORS, LAMPS of til kinds,
BRUSHES, TOOTH, SAIL, asd PAINT,
PENS, PENCILS, INK,
TOWDER, SHOT, CAPS,
And a general assortment of other articles
usually found in such an establishment.
Country Physicians -would do well by
calling on me before purchasing elswhere.
I" Prescription carefully compounded at
agr Store on Main street.
A. J. CHRISTY.
UOE STOUE I SHOE STORE 1 1
Tha subscriber begs leave to inform the
people of Ebensburg that he has just received
from the East and ha3 now opened out, at
his titore-rooni, the
LARGEST AMD BEST ASSORTMENT
OF WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS a&d SHOES OF ALL KINDS I
ever brought to town. The stock was made
expressly to order by the
BEST bBOE MANUFACTORY IN PHIL A.,
the subscriber having gone to the trouble
ana expQe of visiting that city especially
U order it. The work is warranted not to
rip if it rips, it will be
REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE!
A visit to his establishment will satisfy any
one that be can not only sell a bkttkb. abxi
clh than all competitors, but that he can
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST 1
He also continues to manufacture Roots
and Shoes to order, on short notice and in
the most workmanlike style.
A VERY SUPERIOR LOT of REAL
FRENCH CALF SKINS ON HAND I
S& Stand one door east of Crawford's
Hotel, High street, and immediately oppo
Eite V. E. Barker's 6tore.
feb21 JOHN D. THOMAS.
MHO THE LADIES OF EBENSRURG
JL AND VICINITY. Having recently ar
rived Irom the city with a handsome assort
SPRIXG AND SUMMER MILLIXERY
AXD STRAW GOODS,
of the latest styles, comprising BONNETS,
SILKS and VELVETS, fine FRENCH FLOW
ERS, an assortment of RIBBONS, all widths
and colorj. Ladies' plain and fancy DRESS
CAPS, Infants' silk and embroidered CAPS,
together with Hoop Skirts, CorBets, Hosiery,
Gloves, Lidies' and Gent's Fine Linen Hand
kerchiefs, ic, we invite the ladies of Ebens
burg and surrounding districts, to call and
examine our stock, in the store-room formerly
occupied by E. Hughes, below the Mountain
We have a Fashionable Milliner of
excellent taste, who will pay particular atten
tion to bleaching, pressing and altering Hats
and Bonnets to tho latest styles.
Mas. J. DOYLE,
my9-3m Miss M. RUSH.
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, &c.
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 for past favors, he
hopes by attention tw business ; to merit a
continuance of the patronage heretofore so
liberally extended to him. jan24
Shop above the store of E. Hughes A Co.
Persons wishing good and substantial Harness
can be accommodated. HUGH A. M'COY.
JEW CHEAP CASH STORE ! J
The subscriber would inform tho eitizens
of Ebensburg and vicinity that he keeps con
stantly on hand evervthing in the
line, such as Flour, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, all
kinds of Crackers, Cheese, Smoking and
Chewing Tobacco, Cigars, Ac.
CANNED PEACHES AND TOMATOES!
Also, Buckskin and Woolen Gloves, Wool
en Socks, Neck tics, Ac.rall of which" will bo
sold as cheap if not cheaper than elsewhere
A full assortment of Candies
27 Ice Cream every evening.
jfta4j St. K. THOMAS.
I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Hknbt Clay.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JULY
BACHELOR BROWN'S COURTSHIP.
Richard Brown had lived a bachelor
for forty years, and declared his intention
of continuing in tho state of single bles
sedness for the remainder of hia life
greatly to the satisfaction of big relatives
the Hinkles, with whom he resided, for
be it known that Uncle Richard was worth
a cool half million, and the Hinkles were
his only living relations, and unless, as
Mr. Hinkle said, somo "nasty charity"
came in for his property, who should ho
leave ii to bat his own cousins or their
Hopeful as poor human nature is of
longevity, Mr. and Mra. Ilinklo scarcely
expected to survive their cousin, who was
their junior by ten years, but Adelaide
and Roso and Charles and William might
in all probability be his heirs, and to this
end the parents labored. Uncle Richard
had tho best room in the house, the bet
chair, the most particular consideration.
His wishes were deferred to and his advice
taken on every occasion, and he actually
came to be loved; for, with all his quaint,
old-fashioned way?, and his habit of sit
ting tfs utterly silent as though he had
been deaf and dumb, yet he was a lovable
man. Matters progressed smoothly until
it was habit and not hypocrisy which
made Couaia Richard actually master of
He was very obliging wonderfully so
in most respects. He would attend to
anything for anybody match ribbon when
nobody else could escort the girls to pla
ces of amusement go to church with
their mamma attend to marketing, and
the posting of letters, and the gai metre,
and the turning off of the water in frosty
weather. He was always ready to search
the house with a poker at the dead of
night, when any one "heard a noise'
He went to the dentist with people
who wanted their teeth drawn, and always
seemed to have sugar-plums in his pocket.
But one thing Coutin Richard would not
do, and that was to exhibit the least sign
of politeness to lady visitors.
He never saw one home. He never
even spent the evenings in their compa
ny. He invariably shut himself up in his
own room and had his tea there when one
of these individuals was reported to be in
the house, and, when traveling, had been
known iu a train to shut his eyes tight
when a young lady entered, and remain
with them closed until she left the car
riage. As a general thing, indeed, he
ehoee a carriage where he thought he
would not be intruded on.
"It was jut as well, after all," said
Mrs. Hinkle; but it was a peculiarity not
quite ai agreaable to Mr. Hinkle when he
found the tak of seeing Miss Smith or
Miss Jones home imposed upon himself.
He argued that such duties were Cousin
Dick's, though he never told him so. It
would not have been pleasant to provoke
him, and if anything could have offended
Bachelor Brown mortally, it would have
been to insist upon his sifering any gal
lant attentions to the softer sex.
However, a day came at last which set
the wholo household in commotion.
Miss Amanda Dove had been invited to
spend a week with the Hinkles, and she,
being a stranger, was to wait at the sta
tion until some one canio for her
The Hinkles resided some miles out of
town, and had not occupied their residence
for many months, bo that people were not
always properly directed by the neigh
bors. It was decided that Mr. Hinkle should
escort Miss Dove, but before the day of
her arrival dawned, business had called
that gentleman to Sheffield. Moreover,'
Mrs. Ilinklo had the influenza, and the
two boys were at boarding school. No
one was to be found to drive, for neither
Rose nor Adelaide oould handle the
reins. Miss Dove was to come at nine,
and what would she think of them if no
one was at the station to meet her?
"Indeed," said Mrs. Hinkle, "it would
be shocking treatment for the dear girl.
I must ask Cousin Richard."
"You never dare, ma," eried Rose.
"In such h case, you know ," said
"He'll not do it,
"Of course not,
Mrs. Hinkle shook her head.
"I fear he will not," she aaid, and, as
suming an expression which would have
done credit to Joan of Arc, mounted the
stairs to Cousin Richard's study.
"Are you busy, Richard V she asked,
as she entered.
"Not at all 6it down," raid Bachelor
"You eee how ill I am," said Mrs.
Hinkle ; "I can hardly hold up my head,
much less drive, and Mr. Hinkle ie away,
and the boys too, and no one can handle
tho reins, and "
"Well," said Bachelor Brown.
"And there is poor Miss Dove at the
station with her trunk by this time," said
Mrs. Hinkle, with a gasp.
"Ah !" said Bachelor Brown : "what &
Mrs. Hinkle felt she had not begun
yet. Bachelor Brown could not under
stand what she wanted.
"It's a favor a great favor to ask, I
know," she said, "bat couldn't you just
for onoe do it ?"
"Do what) Maria?" asked Erown. -
"Go for her," said Mrs. Hinkle
"For Miss Dove V
"Oh, dear no," said Cousin Richard.
"But" began Mrs. Hinkle.
Maria," said t!ie old bachelor, "young
ladies, my little cousins excepted, are my
abomination. An affected, conceited,
absurd set of creatures. I never had
anything to do with 'em, and 1 never will.
No doubt she's capable of finding her way
here. They all appear to be. I shan't
go for her." .
Mrs. Hinkle retreated.
"Whal will she think of ua I" she said,
"Don't cry," said Bachelor Brown, "I'll
see if any of the hands over at Oats'g
place can drive over for her."
And out he went ; but all the hands on
Oats's place were busy with the hay,
which stood in danger, from a coming
shower. Riohard returned without the
"A shower, too," said Rose. "Poor,
dear Amanda, I'll try what I can do with
And in the study she spent an hour,
teasing and worrying without effect.
"Let her 'get lost" said Bachelor
Brown. "No doubt she'd like it. And,
as for her trunk, why can't girls travel
with a portmanteau as we do ?"
And Rose departed, pouting. She
found Adelaide in aa extremely merry
"Don't laugh," she said ; "think of poor
"1 am thinking of her," said Adelaide,
"and cousin Dick shall go. "I'll tell him
"For shame," said Rose.
"One ought to make some sacrifice for
a friend," said Adelaide. "I'll tell him
she's a child. He's always good to chil
dren." "It will never do," said Mn. Hinkle ;
"he'd never forgive you."
But Adelaide ran up to her cousin's
study and burst iu with an exceedingly
"What a mistake I" she said, "and so
stupid of them all. You think Amanda
is a grown young lady, don't you ?"
"Isn't she ?" asked the bachelor.
"As if a child of nine y?r could bo I"
Baid Adelaide. "Poor little thing !"
"Poor little thing, indeed !" said the
old bachelor, hurrying oa his coat and
hat. "Bless me, why didn't you mention
it 1 Poor little soul I"
And in a few minutes the light wag
onette was driving down the read, and the
Hinkles stood looking alter it.
"I'm half frightened," said Rosa.
"So am I," said Adelaide. "But it's
done, and it can't be helped now. I'll
manage to coax him to forgive me, and
it wouldn't do to leave a friend in ssch a
position, you know ; and I didn't say she
was a child."
Meanwhile Bachelor Brown drove to
the station. It was a long drive over a
bad road, but he kept on his way cheer
fully. He wss extremely fond of chil
dren. When, on reaching the station, he saw
no sign of her presence, he grew alarmed.'
If she had been lost through his neglect,
he could never forgive himself. He ran
his fingers through his hair, and peeped
into the ladies' waiting room. Only a
very fine, full-grown young woman sat
there, and ho retreated. The woman who
waited in the apartment came out of her
nook with a courtesy as she saw him, and
he addressed her :
"Have you seen a little girl waiting for
some one V
"No, sir," said the woman ; "there were
two came down, but they are gone."
"Oh, dear! oh, dearl" said Bachelor
Brown ; "I hope there's no mistake. It's
a little Miss Dove, and if the dear little
girl has gone astray, I am entirely to
blame. Please make inquiries there's a
good woman 1"
As -he uttered these words, the full
grown young lady in the waiting room
was seen to blush violently and arise.
"I am Amanda Dove," she said, "and I
expected someone from Mr. Hiokle's."
Bachelor Brown stood aghast. He
had spoken of thfs lady as a "dear littlo
thing." His face turned scarlet.
"I I beg your pardon, ma'am," he
began. "I expected to find a little girl
I wouldn't have used such expressions for
the world I"
"I comprehend," said the young lady;
"don't mind it in the least."
"Is this your trunk, ma'am ?" asked
Bachelor Brown, in a hurry.
"Yes, sir," said the lady, looking down.
A few moments after, the two were
driving toward the Hinkles' country seat.
Never before had Bachelor Brown found
himself so close to any young lady, save
his cousins. He was wofully eonfused,
but somehow he liked it. How pretty
she was, he thought. How pink and
white her skin, and how golden her hairl
Then he began to wonder what she thought
of him. Wondering thus, he forgot the
road, and suddenly found that he had lost
himself. To add to the dilemma, a storm,
which had been threatening for hours,
burst at the very moment when Bachelor
Brown found it impossible to tell whether
the left road or the right led homeward ;
and the horso was afraid of lightning, and
grew restive. Miss Amanda Dove was
airaid of lightning also. She gare lit .
tie scream, and clung to Bachelor Brown's
Bachelor Brown looked down at her.
It was such a soft, plump hand. Her
eyes were so round and so blue in her
terror that he forgot she was a young lady.
"I'll take care of you," he said ; a flash
of lightning, a roar of thunder, an attempt
on the part of the horse to run away,
Miss Dove turned pale. Bachelor
Brown looked terrified. He cast a glance
about him. Near the read was a parson
age, connected with its church by a garden.
"I tell you what we'll do," he said.
"We'll ask for shelter until the storm is
over. A clergyman ought to bo Chris
tian enough to take us in."
And, driving to the gate, he assisted
Miss Dove to alight. As he did so, two
hired men rushed out and began to attend
to the horse and vehicle, and an old lady
and gentleman appeared upon the steps.
"So glad you're early enough to escape
the worst of the atorm," said tho gentle
man. "Do come in," said the old lady. "We
were expecting you for on such an occa
sion people always keep their appoint
ments, rain or sunshine, I believe."
"What on earth does sho mean ?" said
Bachelor Brown. "But its very kind of
them," and so,wLjle tho old lady hurried
Misa Dove away to dry her things, he sat
with the old clergyman in the parlor.
"Do you feel at all nervous, sir ?" said
tho old gentleman, after a pause.
"No, sir, thank you," said Bachelor
"Most men do, sir," said the clergyman.
"Yes ; lightning is a nervous sort of
thing," said Bachelor Brown.
"I did not allude to the storm."
"But to the approaching ceremony."
"Eh ?" said Bachelor Brown.
"In your note, you know, you told me
that you were too nervous to stand before
the whole congregation in church, and
preferred a quiet wedding at my house,"
said the old man.
Bachelor Brown stared at him in aston
ishment. The truth dawned upon him.
"You expected a a young couple 1"
"Oh, you are quite young enough, sir,"
said the innocent clergyman. "And 1
must say the younsr lady appears a very
Bachelor Brown felt himself blush.
"Should you think she'd make a good
wif ?" ke asked.
"Undoubtedly," aaid the clergyman.
"And you think a man is happier
for for entering the nuptial state V he
"No man can be happy without so
doing, and it is every man's duty," said
the old gentleman, believing every word
"She is a dear little thing," thought
Mr. Brown to himself. "I never liked a
girl so much. It's very awkward to ex
plain. I wonder whether "
And just then Miss Dove entered the
room, looking angelio without her bonnet
to Mr. Brown. Bachelor Brown drew
"I have something to say io you, Miss
Dove," he said.
"Dear me," said Miss Dove.
"They've made a mistake," said Bach
elor Brown. "They think we we we
are are people they expect a a young
couple, you know, about to "
"Ob, dear, do they ?" whispered Miss
"Yes," said Bachelor Brown. "Now
it would be very awkward to explain.
And I like yoa so much. Couldn't you
like me, too, and let him do it eh ?"
"Do what, Mr. Brown ?" said Amanda.
"Marry us," said Bachelor B.
"Of course not," said Amanda. "What
would the Hinkles say ?"
"They'd be delighted," said Richard,
growing bolder. Then he put his arm
around her waist.
"I don't know much about this sort of
thing, but you are the only nice girl I
ever saw. Please do. I'm not such a
bad fellow. I'll be good to you."
"I know you are good," said Amanda,
"But then I'm so ugly, eh V asked
"Ah, no, not at all."
"It would be so odd."
"Well," said Bachelor Brown, "that's
my fault, and they know I'm old., my
Four hours altar, the Hinkles heard
the light wagonetu drive to the door, and
rushed out to greet Amanda.
"We've bea &o alarmed," said Mrs.
"Such a storm," said Rose.
"Were you frightened ?" asked Ade
laide. But Amanda said nothing.
Uncle Richard, too, shrank back, as
though he were afraid of something.
"T-'l- 'em, Amanda," he said.
"No"; you tell them, Richard said
The Hinkles listened in amaiement.
"What is there to tell 7" asked Mrs.
Hinkle. "What is all the mystery about 7"
And Cousin Richard answered sheep
"Nothing, only we've been getting mar
ried. This i3 my wife, Mrs1. Brown."
T3RMS:300 PEn ASXUM.
I S3.00 IX ADYAKGC.
It was the onlv exnlannrinn ovor nfTamA
The Hinkles never comprehended it. Ii
was always a mystery to them ; and though
they were profuse in their congratulations,
and always continued the best of friends,
the fortune which, might have been Rose'a
or Adelaide's rather troubled Mrs. Hinkle ;
and she always declared in secret family
councils that she was perfectly sure UncU
Richard married out of spite to punish,
Adelaide for the trick she played upon
tetter from Kansas
?7kAVENW0RTII, June SO. 18G7.
To the Eauor of The Aileghanian :
Since my last communication, Indian
difficulties have been multiplying daily,
and daily fresh outrages are reported from
the western part of the State. On the
22d, the Kiowa3 and Oomanches attacked
the working party on the Pacific Railroad
at Bunker Hill, 25 miles west of Fort
Harker, and succeeded in killing and
scalping two of the party. On the 24th,
the bodies of fourteen men were brought
to Harker, which had been picked up
within a radius of twenty miles. They
all bore the marks of scalping-knife, tom
ahawk and arrow. Work has been en
tirely suspended on the railroad west of
Fort Harker, and somo 400 hands are at
the latter post, waiting for arms, which
the military authorities are supplying aa
fast as possible. The late terrible floods
in the western part of the State, which
swept away all the bridges across the
streams, have made the carrying of all
Government freight between Fort Riley
and Fort Harker quite a tedious underta
king. Every coach that has arrived at
Harker within the last two weeks report!
having been fired into, and the ranchmen
and hunters are flocking into the frontier
forts for protection, fully satisfied that
there is no longer any safety for plains
men. The old hunters report that tha
buffalo are all going northward, which at
this time of the year is & certain indica
tion that the Indians are close behind
them, coming up from the South. Gov.
Crawford, of this State, has issued ordera
to two uf our militia regiments to turn
over all arms and accoutrements in their
possession to an officer detailed to receive
them at Topeka, and has also made a re
quisition on the U. S. arsenal at Fort
Leavenworth for 20,000 rounds of ammu
nition. It is anticipated that he will also
call for volunteers (cavalry) to serve oa
the western border for three months.
The people of the neighboring territory
of Colorado are expecting a lively time
hunting Indians, and quite a revolution
is expected in commercial circles, or,
rather, in the nature of their commerce;
for, among all their innumerable sources
of wealth, the new merchantable commod
ity scalps bids fair to rival all else as a
means of wealth to the hardy pioneers.
Some of the generous and patriotic citi
zens of that country are offering S2u each
to the Indian fighters about to start on
tho war-path for all the scalps of the no
ble red men they may be able to "raise.""
General Sherman arrived here yesterday,
from the scene of operations, and start
to-day for the Smoky Hill route, with
some 800 cavalry.
In this vicinity, tho grasshoppers are a
source of much annoyance. They hava
been visiting us in myriads, and in soma
places cover the ground to the depth of
an inch, greatly resembling bee-swarms,
although in more countless numbers.
They have destroyed everything iu and
around this city, eaten the shrubbery and
grass to the last blade from all tho beau
tiful yards that adorn the private dwel
lings, and gardens that a month ago were
redolent with the perfumes of the gerani
um, hyacinth and verbena, now look as
if they had been through a "prairie fire."
Acroos the river, in Platte county, Mo.,
they have destroyed the hemp crop com
pletely, devastated whole fields of corn and
wheat, and in fact made sad havoc with
everything. Throughout this State, how
ever, they have as yet done little damage,
but there is yet plenty of time for them,
to feast themselves on our rich grain fields.
The most cheering reports as to crops
reach us from all parts of the State, and
all unite in saying that never, since tha
formation of the State, was tho grain crop
as large as it will be this fall.
Emigrants are pouring into the State
from all points, and it is confidently pre
dicted that we will have a population of
350,000 by January, 18GS. Kaw,
The Tidioute Journal tells a story of
a dying man at whose request a dance was
held the night previous to his decease, in
the building which he occupied, for tha
purposs of raising funds to pay for a
"decent funeral." The receipts wera
fifty-six dollars. "Glory to God 1" said
the dying man, "now I'll have a decent
burving, and the children can ride in a
Wilson, the celebrated vocalist, was)
upset one day in his carriage near Edio
burg. A Scotch paper, after reoording
the accident, added : "We are happy to
state that he was able to appear tho fol
lowing evesing in three pieces 1"
It is related of an absent-minded
man that he fell into a river and sank
ttvico before he recollected that he oould
Gen. Hooker has gone to Europa.