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3icniRD WHiTB::::::::::::::::::::::HKNRy c. devin'k
WHITE & DEVINE, Editors and Proprietors.
WEDNESDAY MORNING::::
V"?ANTED Beef, pork, corn, buckwheat
jy eats, C-c, for subscription aud advertis
ing to the Democrat & Sentinel.
' Principles are Eternal."
The result of the great strucglc for the Pres
idency throughout the Union, on last Tues
day, affords overwhelming and convincing
proof alike of the stability of the Union and
the Democratic party, when the men who ral
lied under the banner of Black Republicans
shall have disappeared forever from the thea
tre of life, and the dangerous and pernicious
principles and objects of their party be remem
Lercd only as a "schoolboys tale, the wonder
of an hour." the democratic party will still sur
vive, full of its original spirit, because its
principles ar2 eternal, and can know no vari
ableness or shadow of change.
The election of James Buchanan while it
secures the ascendancy of the only national
party in the country duriug the next four years,
will certainly rcduco bleeding Kansas"
stock far below par. It is impossible to con
jecture to what new humbug the " freedom
sbriekers" will resort, iu order to keep up the
shadow of nn organization. Perhaps they
will go back into the stables, alleys and cel
lars from which they eminated about a year
ago. Perhaps they will adopt once more the
dark lantern as their motto, and be content to
be recognized as the disciple of Ned Bunt
line. But it matters not how treasonable
their objects may be, the National Democra
cy will always stand ready to prevent them
from laying sacrilogious hands on the Union
and the Constitution. James Buchanan is
triumphantly elected, aud we confidently pre
dict that he'll make a glorious President, the
opinion of the Solon that controls the "Johns
town Tribune" to the contrary notwithstanding.
W. S. CALOUAN.
The last "Standard" contains a fulsome eu
logy on William S. Calohan, and insists upon
his re-appointment. This article was impru
dent at this time. The Democratic journals
in Cambria county, who have long since taken
ground against Calohan, did not write to agi
tato that question, but leave it to tho Canal
Board, who ceitainly are the competent judg
es, and we regret that the "Standard" has seen
lit to renew the discussion of last fall. How
ever, it is probably all right for tho " Stand
ard to go in for IlolliJaysburg and Ilolliday s
burg people, and we suppose that Calohan
may fairly be considered as belonging to that
place, inasmuch as the Ilollidoysburg papers
last fall announced that the Superintendent
had commenced operations there by purcha
sing an ore farm in the neighborhood.
Calohaa also made himself conspicuous by
by Lis movements in regard to the Superin
tendent's Office, lie had fallen so violently in
love with Ilollidaysburg that nothing could in
duce him to keep the pledge he had made, to
bring it to Cambria county. He took care to
put this matter on record at the time. Our
statement ha3 never been contradicted ; it
stands there yet, and W. S. Calohan has suf
fered himself to remain during a year under
the charge of falsehood. Lately he has become
alarmed about his prespects. and is doing a
etrong business in the way of getting up peti
tions, and we are informed that signers were
procured in Johrstown to a petition for his
appointment, by promising that if he was ap
pointed he would bring his office to Johns
town ! Representations arc made to other peo
ple, that the signing is a mere matter of form,
that the Canal Board have pledged themselves
to appoint Calohan, that in fact he has secured
t'ae office for a term of years, c., &c. Oth
ers nre told that the opposition declared against
him by the Democratic joun-als of this coun
ty, had ceased. And this is said too, when
it is well known that the Democratic party in
the county have openly repudiated him.
The "Standard" has something to say about
superior management, &c. The board will
hardly be humbugged by this " puff." Any
improvements that have taken place are to be
attributed to the energy and searching vigi
lance of the Canal Board themselves, Calo
ban'n ncgligance and inattention arc as noto
rious as his want of capacity. It is unjust to
other officers on the road, to claim for Caluhau's
credit what is due to them. Mr Brydon, for
instance, has been uuceasing iu his vigilance
aud industrious attention to the forwarding of
the public business, has been almost constant
ly on the road, while Calohan can hardly ever
get out of llollidayslurg, cveu when he does
viait this portion of the State.
Wc presume however, that the Canal Board
are not pledged to appoint Mr. Calohan, and
that they will try the individual on his mcr
ts, and will give the proper weight to docu
ments gotten up in the manner we have ex
plained. Wc presume that the Board are not
rdedged in advance to outrage the public opin
ion, arid that tho other side will have a hear
ing. There certainly can be found men in
IScopvlrama. upon whose record there is no
stain, to whom can be entrusted the Public
Improvements.
We regret deeply that we have again been
compelled to bring the name of William S.
Calohan into our columns and in terms un
friendly to him. We have no desire to attack
him. It is his fault, not ours, that we stand
in opposition to him. It was his fault that
we were obliged to publish to the world the
pledge to which we have alluded, and it was
his fault that he did not fulfil it. When our
duty as the conductors of a public journal, re
quired us to mention his name in connection
with an event, whose tragic character cave it
a deep interest, and renders it not likely to be
forgotteu, it was his fault that we could not
praise him, aud it was his fault, not ours, that
he then convicted himself before the public of
incompetency, and when charged with cowar
dice and falsehood, by responsible men, it
was his fault, not ours, that he did not vindi
cate himself.
1 be present notice has been forced upon us.
Public notice would not permit us to pass un
noticed the "Standard's" assertion, that a
failure to appoint Mr. Calohan "would be an
insult."
HUZZAH FOR CAMBRIA !
" THE STAR OF THE WEST ! !
Glorious Victory ! The FntlonUlt and
'uniuiiuuucDukcu, Hnilthe'Dtrk Lan
tern" Party llowed up Salt Illver.
Last Tuesday was a proud day for the democra
cy of Gambia, and from the returns which will be
found hAuvr, it will be seen that tbey turned out
manfully to sustain the Constitution and Union of
their country. The vote was the largest ever pol
led in the county, being 4759 ! ! and our majority
d such as has stricken terror to the FUSION ISTS
and BLACK REPUBLICANS.
Nobly have the Democracy of Cambria done
their duty, and more than redeemed their i4ede
to their brethren of the State. They have rolled
up a minority for Buchanan and Breckinridge of
1322 ! ! ! and that too not withstand ing the hercu
lean cfl'orts of tho pic-bald opposition. Again
we say, all honor to the Democracy of our little
county, who have always pi oven their devotion
to the country, and readiness to rally with alac
rity under its flag to sustain the Constitution and
laws of the land.
OFFICIAL
ELECTION RETURNS
OF GAHBHIA COUNTY.
-i -
t z
3 3 3
j in
23 1 9
18 33 00
158 18 00
31 00 00
18 7 1
4 1 00
97 49 4
34 118 00
15 59 00
24 10 1
70 0 00
11 91 00
100 130 11
2 00 00
14 00 00
18 142 00
39 75 00
7 53 12
00 00 00
5 4S 2
10 11 12
29 00 55
804 801 107
3
Districts.
Allegheny - -Ulacklick
- - -Cambria
- - -
Carroll
Clearfield
Chest
Conemaugh No 1
Conemaugh No. 2
Conemaugh No. 3
Conemaugh Bor
Ebensburg - -Jackson
- - - -Johnstown
- - -Lorctto
- - - -Minister
- - - -Richland
- - - -Summerhill
No 1.
Summerhill No 2.
Summitville - -Susquehanna
- -Washington
- -Whito
344
40
G2
2S7
106
S4
207
. 75
. 55
202
80
47
205
40
133
91
124
108
50
70
4S1
21
Total
2987
THE RESULT,
ACCORDING TO PRESENT APPEAR
ANCES. Tlie Electoral Tote.
Nov. 1852 Nov. 1S5G.
liercc. Scott, Bue'u. FiU'e. Fre't
States.
Connecticut
California
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
0
0
4 J.
11 11
13 13
4
8
13
4
8
13
0
5
35
23
New Hampshire 5
New Jersey 7
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont
Wisconsin
Alabama
Arkausas
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
M isaisiippi
Missouri
35
23
27
4
5
9
4
3
3
10
0
8
7
27
4
5
5
0
3 Z
3
10
12
0
8
9
10
8
12
4
15
12
9
North Carolina 10
South Carolina 8
Tennessee
Texcs 4
Virginia 15
12
Total t54
42 174
Pierce over Scott, in 1852
8 114
212
00
Buchanan over Fremont, probably
Buchanan over Fremont & Fillmon
. -v
Ul tllC fatatcs KPt r?nii-n v. i.t
u ulj lor iJLXHAX-
AN- le on!y oa.cs about which any doubt or
question can exist, are Illinois. 11. Louisiana.
G, California 4 Florida. 3. If he should
lose hem all he would still be elected bv the
people. - v
BilEADSTl'FFS FOR ExflLAKD Durin the
last month there was shipped from Phifadel
phia. by packets and steamers, "over 80 000
bushels of wheat, 50,000 bushels of ecru 'and
10,000 bbls Flour, to England.
Pennsylvania Gone for Buchanan.
lUIii
CHOSEN
President of the U. S.
HE TOTAL HAITI AID JUIDDU-
1
il ;
JERSEY AND DELAWARE WHEELING
INTO LINE.
THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUriON
VINDICATED,
Glorious Result is
the State.
BUCHANAN'S PLURALITY IN PHIL
ADELPHIA 18,556.
RITY OVER itL 8211
a tiious4vi ciie:i:rs for teie
OLD liEV STO Xt:,A X S .4 I EX X
SYLVAXI.1 lMlESlDEXT.
BEDFORD COUNTY.
The borough of Bedford gives Buchanan
121 ; Fillmore 11 ; Fusiou 93 Of the Fu
sion vote, 14 were for Fremont and 74 for
Fillmore
COLUMBIA COUNTY.
This county gives Buchanan about 1500
majority.
WYOMING COUNTY.
In the Willianisport district. Buchanan,
452 ; Fillmore Union 293; Fillmore straight
14 ; Fremont Union 2S7.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY.
The borough of Sunbury gives Buchanan
101 ; Fillmore Union. 137; Fillmore btraight
37; Fremont Union 23.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY.
Tho latest report fixes the Democratic ma
jority at 3,700 over the Fusion ticket.
DAUrillX COUNTY.
Ilarrisburg district gives gives Buchanan
1054 ; Fillmore 91 ; Fusion 1012 Tho Fu
sion vote is divided Fremont 330 : Fillmore
G7G.
Dauphin county gives a Fusion majority of
about 500.
LANCASTER COUNTY.
The returns received indicate a plurality of
abcut 1500 for the Fusion ticket. Tho regu
lar Fillmore ticket received about COO votes.
The city of Lancaster gives Buchanan a
majority of 1194, being a gain orer the vote
of October of G13.
Mount Joy gives 100 majority for Buchan
an, aud Columbia 112.
LYCOMING COUNTY.
Muncy gives Buchanan 81; Fusion 114;
Fillmore 3; showing a Democratic train of
25.
Wolf township gives a Democratic gain of
IS.
From returns now in Buchanan's Majority
over Union ticket will be about 700
DELAWARE COUNTY.
Delaware county gives 500 Fusion major
ity.
UNION COUNTY.
Gives the U nion ticket about 500 majority
SNYDER COUNTY.
Gives Union ticket 150 majority
CUMBERLAND COUNTY.
The returns received up to midnight indi
cate that Buchanan's majority will be about
400.
MONTOUR COUNTY.
The borough of Danville gives 20 Fusion
gain. The other townships give 25 Union
gain.
TERRY COUNTY.
Millersburg gives Fillmore 150 majority.
THE LEHIGH REGION.
The following Democratic majorities over
the Fusion ticket, are reported in the Counties
named :
Monroe, 1.800
Carbon, 800
Lehigh, 1,000
Bucks, 700
Northampton, 3,000
MIFFLIN COUNTY.
The borough of M'Veytown and one ad
joining township gives 32 Democratic gain.
FRANKLIN COUNTY.
Franklin county is reported at 200 major
ity ior liucnanan.
HUNTINGDON COUNTY.
In Mount Union district Fillmore has 19;
Fremont 32, and Buchanan 112, being a
Democratic gain of G.
YORK COUNTY.
The majority for Buchanan, in York coun
ty, over all, is 2.300; over the Fusion tick
et 3,500.
CHESTER COUNTY.
The returns from 17 townships give the
straight Fillmore ticket 305 ; Fillmore Fusion
100; Fremont, 1831; Buchanan. 1,430.
There are 35 districts to hear from. Buchan
an will have about 500 majority in the coun
ty over the Fusion ticket. There will be
about 1,000 votes cast in the county for the
Fillmore ticket.
TIOGA COUNTY.
Lawrence township give a Fremont plurali
ty of 250. Tioga township, Fremont plural
ity of 1G3. 1 1
WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
The Democratic majority in Westmoreland
county is about 800, being a Pain of over
100. b -
NEW YORK.
The City of New York complete gives the
following result : -
Buchanan, 40,741
Fillmore, 19,957
Fremont, 17,889
Showing a gam to the Democrats upon last
year's voto of 11.509 ; to the Americans 81,
and to tho Ilepublicans, 11,00 .
Tho City of Brooklyn, complete with tho
JAMES
BUCHANAN
exception of one Ward, shows a Republican
gain of 1000, an American gain of 2000, and
a Democratic gain of 1500, as compared with
me last uovernor s vote.
on the vote of 1854 are about three thousand
Democratic; 1200 American, and 1800 He
publican. Buffalo shows a Buchanan cain of 1.033
cams
a Fremont gain of 2,2G7, and a Fillmore loss
Of GG7.
In Koehester City the Democrats gain 300;
the Republicans 1705. while the Americans
lose 2S5.
The returns from the interior show large
Republican gains in all the counties, but
whether sufficient to overcome the lare ma
jority which the Democrats have in the East
ern part of the State, is still questioacd, al
though the chances favor the Republicans
The Tribune estimates that Fremont has
carried the State by 25,000, and King. Re
publican, for Governor, 15,000.
The Congressional districts embraced in the
city have gone Democratic, but the interior
is Republican .
NEW JERSEY.
-Newark, Nov. 5. The Democratic ma
jority here is 1500. The returns of the State
arrive slowly, but sufficient have been receiv
ed to indicate a plurality for Buchanan of
doubtless 3500.
Trenton, Nov. 5. The indications are
that the State is largely Democratic, but that
Newell, Republican is elected Governor
The Republican Senator is elected in Mer
cer county by at least 300 majority. The op
position elect two member of Assembly, being
a gain of one.
Newcll's majority in the county is so far
120, and will be increased to upwards of 200.
Bobbins, Republican, for Congress, will have
a largo majority.
The First Congressional district gives Mr.
Cla wson, Republican, a considerable majority
for Congress.
The Democrats gain one Assemblyman in
the Camden district. Kille, Dem.. for As
sembly, is defeated in Salem county by Jones.
usion.
VIRGINIA,
In Alexandria city and county, the majori
ty for Fillmore is 204, being a Democratic
gain cn last year of 157.
Taylor county is reported as giving Buchan
an 150 majority.
Berkley county gives Buchanan 150 major
ity.
DELAWARE.
The complete vote of tnc city- of Wilming
ton gives Buchanan a majority of 1G2, being
a Democratic gain of 25-
The entire Democratic ticket in New Cas
tle county is probably elected by about 500
majority.
Braudynrine Hundred gives 130 niajority
for Buchanan.
New Castle Hundred gives 33 Democratic
majority.
White Clay Creek Hundred gives 170 Dem
ocratic majority.
Christiana Hundred gives Buchanan 173
majority.
MARYLAND.
Brltimore county gives a Fillmore majori
ty of 500, a loss of 200.
Carroll county gives 29G majority for Fill
more, a loss of 200.
Cumberland county is reported as giving
200 majority for Buchanau.
3Iontgomery county gives about 140 ma
jority for Fillmore.
MASSACHUSETTS.
The city of Boston gives Fremont 2,100
plurality. The towns generally, as far as
heard from, give Republican pluralities. The
returns frem 76 cities and towns give Fremont
13,000 majority.
Gardiner is re-elected Governor.
The following members of Congress have
been elected :
First District Robert B. Hall, Rep.
Second District James Buflincton, Rep.
Third District Wm. S. Damrell, Rep.
Fourth District. Linus B. Cemins, Rep.
Fifth District Atison Burlingame. Rep
Sixth District Timothy Da vies, Rep.
Seventh District N. 1 Ranks. Jr., Rep.
Eighth District C. L. Knopp, Rep.
Ninth District Eli Thayer, Rep.
Tenth District C. C. Chaffee, Rep.
Eleventh District II. L. Dawes, Rep.
VERMONT.
The Republicans have carried the State by
from 25,000 to 30.000.
An Exciting" Scene,
A most exciting scene occurred in Greene
street on Saturday afternoon last about two
o'clock. As Mr Charles Konichmaker, (who
resides above Monisville, on the opposite side
of the river) was sitting in an open wagon
alongside of the Market house, his horse sud
denly started off in a full gallop down Greene
street towards the Assinpiuk. Unfortunately
the lines had been thrown across his back, and
were consequently out of Mr Kouichniaker's
reach.
In this exciting dilemma, Mr K., with great
presence of mind, seized hold of the long flow
ing tail of his horse, and held on with tho
grasp of a giant. The horse, a fine young
spirited stallion, went down the Greene street
hill at a speed that caused the crowds of spec
tators that lined the streets to hold their breath
with suspense and apprehension for the safety
of the coragcous rider. It was vain for the
lookers-on to make any attempt to arrest his
dangerous career.
Onward he plunged without obstruction, the
broad highway being fortunately clear of oth
er vehicles, and rose the hill on the lower side
of the creek at the same furious gallop. A
short distance from this point a crcnerous col
ored man attempted to arrest his progress, but
the frantic beast knocked him down and broke
his leg. He continued his course for the Del
aware bridge, bus usual route home, before
reaching which the wagon was a perfect jum
ble of fragments.
Here Mr. Konichmaker let go the horse's
tail, and found himself in the dusty road with
out any injury more serious than a thousand
bruises acquired in his thundering and peril
ous journey over the stones.' The horse wa.s
stopped near the bridge, but the wagon was
scattered piecemeal along the whole distance
from the market houe to the bridge. The
escape of Mr. K. was truly wonderful, and
the courage and coolness lie displayed iu the
perilous extremity was the subject of general
admiration. Trenton Gazette.
Kings coutty, complete with the exception
of two small towns, gives Buchanan 13,042
"""ult o-.j ; rremoni. ha
ELECTION RETURNS OF PENNA.
UN-OFFICIAL.
Counties Buchanan. Fremont, Fillmore. I
Adams '297 000 000
Allegheny,
Armstrong,
Beaver,
Bedford, 24G7 2082 150
Berks, 7950
Blair, 130
Bradford. 4000
Bucks,
Butler.
Cambria 2987 804 SGI
Carbon 800
Center,
Chester. 500
Clarion,
Clearfield, 850
Clinton,
Columbia, 1500
Crawford,
Cumberland 400
Dauphin, 500
Delaware, 150
Elk,
Erie,
Favette,
Franklin, 200
Fulton,
Greene,
llnntingdon, 200 j
Indiana.
Jefferson, j
Juniata, 140
Lancaster, 1500
Lawrence,
Lebanon, 2997 31
Lehigh, 1130
Luzerne, 1700
Lveominc, 800
j M'KeanT
j Mercer,
Mifflin, 873 58 534
Monroe, 1800
Montgotneiy, 3814
Montour,
Northampton, 1425
Northumberl'd 1500
Perry. 900
Philadelphia, 1S55G
Pike, 000
Potter. 0 1117
Schuylkill, 2500 G3GI 4G23
Somerset, 0 i
Sn3der. 150 j
Susquehanna, O
Sullivan, 0
i Tioga, 0
Union. 511 14S3
Venango,
Warren, 0
Washington, 00
Wayne, 00
Westmoreland, 800 i
Wyoming, 00
York, " 3500
Total, 000000 0000OO 000000
From a Cape of Good Hope Taper.
FRIGHTFUL DEATH BY A LION.
Mooi Rivkx Dour, June 23.
On Friday morning, the 13th of June,
severul wagons, forming part of the secoud
division of the command, left Mooi River
Dorp for the lager at Majiko. They rodo the
first evening as far at Riet Spruit, a noted
place for lions. Mr. Philip Van Collier and
his brother, wishing to proceed, inspanned
their wagons about midnight, although they
were strongly advised by their companions not
to ride before moriiinir. They had scarcely
ridden an hour when the oa.cii were suddenly
frightened.
Philip Van Coller jumped -ff his wagon
and endeavored to turn them, but, not suc
ceeding in doing so, sprang upon the wagou
trap, from which he must have been immedi
ately dragged by a large lion with such force
as to break oue of the traprims He was
heard to cry out twice for help, but iu the con
fusion of tho moment was not missed, his
brother Adolphe bsing at the time on horse
back, endeavoring to top the oxen, which
were going on at a fearful rate through the
veld With much difficulty he succeeded in
doing so, and theu returned to look for his
missing brother, whose body he found about
daybreak, and the lion crouching about twelve
yards from it. With a feeling of desperation
he leveled his gun and fired at the animal.
The aim was good, and, as the ball passed
right through its head, it fell down on the spot
On coming nearer to his brother's body the
poor man was sadly shocked at its mutilated
condition, the lion having carried it a long
distance, and then devoured the gi eater por
tion. The remains were hastily convej'ed to
town, and upwards of eighty persons attended
the funeral. Poor Philip Yan Coller leaves
a widow and several children to deplore their
loss, and his melaneholly end.
P, S. We have since learned that, pre
vious to the oxen becoming frightened, tho
lion first attacked, without any provocation,
Adolphe Van Coller and three other men who
were riding on horseback some distance in
front of the wagon. Having unfortunately
no guns with them, they jumped off their
horses and stood between them and the lion.
The lion, however, appeared more anxious to
attack them than their horses : upon which
they shouted and threw their hats at him.
and afterwards fired the grass, when he left
them and went to the wagon. The surround
ing country being all occupied, the lions ap
pear to have concentrated themselves at this
spot, where they are extremely bold.
Large Smr.- The "Cathedral," a noble
vessel, lying at Shippen street wharf, where
she arrived a few weeks since, is the largest
sailing vessel that ever entered our port. She
brought a cargo of guano from the Chincha
Islands, consisting of 2800 tons. Most of
this has been discharged, and on the two up
per decks the odor is so strong as to render
respiration nearly intolerable. The ship draws
25 feet of water; her length is 235 feet
length of the keel 225 feet, depth 30J, brodth
of beam 44 feet. There are thrcefpaeious
decks. The staterooms are handsomely fitted
up in style. The rooms of the captain and
mate hav every convenience, and are provi
ded with firearms in abundance. There is a
large dispensary, with instruments aqd medi
ciues useful in a long voyage The owncus
are Train & Co.. of Boston, The captain is
Mr. ."Wm II. Howard. The ship was built
about IS months since, at Portsmouth New
Hampshire, and has made three voyages, two
to Live.rool and one to tho Pacific.
The Latest News from Europe.
Nkw Iork. Not. 8.
The steamship Vigo, arrived at noon to
day fiom Havre, whence tho sailed on the
19th ult.. bringing three days later news from
the Continent.
The Paris conference vr tn
on the 15th ult.
NAPLES.
The German papers state that the King of
Naples has urged the colonists of St. Peters
burg, Vienna and Berlin, to conclude in fa
vor ef the kingdom of the two Sicilies, a
treaty analogious to that guaranteeing the in
tegrity of the Ottoman Empire
The latest advices state that the prepara
tions for the defence of Naples are being r
doubled. No modification of the Ministry had taken
place All are anxiously looking for the Al
lied fleets.
The French squadron was anchored in the
Roads at Toulon, ready to depart. Four Sar
dinian ships were also ready at Genoa.
An Englih steamer arrived at Ajacio. on,
the 12th, with orders to Admiral Dunnas to
sail, and accordingly two steam-frigates put
to sea. the next niorninjzv The remainder of
the squadron sailed in tho evening.
TnE GAMBLERS ALARMED..
The following narrative a trua one des
cribes a scene that actually took place not
many yoars since in a country village in the
State of Maine.
One evening in the month of December
1834, a number of townsmen had assembled
at the ttore of a 31 r Putnam to talk over
matters and things, smoke, drink, and in
short do anything to kill time.
Three hours had thus passed away. Th&v
had laughed and talked and drank, and halt
a good time generally, so that about the usual
hour for shutting up slup each of the party
felt particularly first rate "
Come," sys Charles Hatch, ore of th
company. " let's all liquor, and then have a
game of high low. Jack."
"Solsny." exclaimed anothor : wbo'a
got the cirds ?'
'Fetch on your keerds," drawled out a
third person, his eyes half closed through
the effect of the liquor he had drank.
After drinking all round, And an 'old pine
table was drawn up before th nplacp
where burned sr rightly a large fire of hrm
lock logs, which would np and crackle
thi owing large live coils out upon the hearth'
All drew around the tr.ble, seating them
selves on whatever came handiest. Fonr of
them had rolled up to the table some kegs
which from their weight were supposed to
contain nailt.
"Now," said Hatch, "how shall we play
every one for himself?" 1 "
'No, have partners," growled out oae
into.
" No hanged if I play s0." shouted the
former, bringing his fi?t down upon th table
knocking one caudle oct of the stick, another
uron the floor.
" Come," said Hatch. no quarreling;
all who say for having partners stand up."
Three a ose.
"Now all who say each oue for himself
s'and up."
The remaining one iniraedsau lv o-ot nn.
'You see, Barclay," s:vi.i fiatch. the
majority are against you. Come, will v0u
play ?"
Well, ns I don't want to bo on tho oppo
site hide, I'll play," answered Barclav, some
what cooled down.
Mr. Purman was not in the store thateveL
ing, and the clerk who was bu.-y behind th
counter, had taken very little notice of tie
proceeding?. About half-past ten Mr. Put
nam thought be would just step into the store
and see that everything was safe. As he
went in he walked up towards the fire. When
within a few steps of where the men vcre sit
ting, he started back in horror. Before him
sat seven men. half crazy with liquor and the
excitement of playing cards. Thre they
were, within a few feet of the fire just des
cribed ; and four cf . them seated on kega of
powder !
Barclay who wa. a vry Leavv man, had'
pressed in the head of the keg on which he
sat, bursting the top hoop, and pressing the
powder out thro' the chinks. By the contin
ued motion of their f.-rt the powder had be
come spread about the flor. and now covered
a space of two feet ail arouud them.
Mr. Putnam's first movement was toward
the door, but recovering himself, he walitd
towards the fire. Should either of them at
tempt to rise, and scatter a few grains a littl
further into the fireplace where lay a quaQtitv'
of live coals, all would be lost.
At that moment Hatch looked up. and see
ing Mr, Putnam with his face deadly pale,
aud gazing into the tire, exclaimed
"Putnam, what ails you?" and at th
same time made a motion to riso
" Gentlemen, do not rise!" said Mr. Put
nam ; " four of you sit on kegs of powder
it is scattered all around you one movement
might send you all to eternity. There are
two buckets of water behind the bar. But
keep your seats for one minute and you are
saved move and you are dead men
In an lDstant every man appeared perfectly
sober not a limb moved each oue seemed
paralyzed.
In less time than we have taken to describe
the scene, Mr. Putnam had poured the water
and completely saturated the powder on the
flx)r and so extinguished the fire, so that an
explosion was impossible. Then and not till
then was there a word spoken.
Before these seven men left the store that
very night they pledged themselves never to
taste another glass of liquor, or play another
game of cards.
Child Carried ofe by a Bsah. One of
those fearful incidents occurred near the vil
lage of Neshoto, on Saturday week, which go
so far to create the thrilling Interest in written
romance of pioneer life. Just before sunset,
a child five years old was seized in the pres
ence of its mother by a full grown bear, and
in spite of its screams and the frantie efforts
of its mother, was borne into the thicket. The
alarm ws given, and the men, with clubs and
firearms, commenced searching the woods, but
up to Tuesday nothing had been found of it.
upon which to base a conjecture with reference
to its fate Bears are quite plenty in this
neighborhood, but this is the first instance
whore human lite has been sacrificed by them,
though they have frequently carried off stock
from the farmers, coming up, as in this case,
to the door of the house. Mmitotrt'e (WT)
Tribune.

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