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OFFICE IX COLON A DE ROW.
March 13. 18G4.
II. K. IIOLI.
G. W. HICKMAN &, CO.,
Wholesale Dealers in
nKSIGN AXD DOMESTIC SEGARS.
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August 13. 18G3.-Iy.
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M A I R D A V I O N ,
IM POUTERS AND DEALERS IN
SADDLERY, CARRIAGE AXD TUXRK
HARDWARE & TRIMMINGS,
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i. An office on Centre Street
next d'Hjr north of Esq. Kinkead's office!
Posgeflsiou given imnvvhatelv.
April 13, J864.
.Hake Home Uriglit and Ilajtpy.
More than building showy mountains,
More than dress and tine array,
More thau domes or lofty bteepies,
More than station, Dower and sway
Mke your houio botti neat and tableful,
llnglit and pleasant, always fair.
Where each heart sbail rest couteuted,
Grauiul lor each beauty there.
More than lofty swelling titles,
Moie tbau fasbious luring glare.
More lli-iu MauiUion's giiiiod honors,
.More than thoughts can well compare
Dee thai home is made altactive
Uy surroundings pure and bright ;
Ties, arranged with taste and order,
Flowers, with all their swi-et delight.
Seek to make your home most lovely
Let it be a biniJing spot.
Where iu sweet coLtennueut restiug,
Cure and sorrow are forgot.
Where the flowers and trees are waving,
Birds will sing theii sweetest song ;
Where the purest thoughts will linger.
Confidence and love belong.
Tnere each heart will rest contented,
Seldom wishing far to roam,
O., if reaming, still will cherish
Muin'i ies of that pleasant home.
Such a home makes man the better ;
Puiv and Listing its control :
IIme, with pure and bright surroundings.
Leaves its impress on the soul.
Trutli Stranser than Fiction.
In the autumn of 1S47, w hile the woods
were bii'dit with the variegated hues
which follow the light touches of early
frost, a mounted traveler was pursuing
bis way through u dark, broad, lonely
forest, in the Western part of New York.
He hail ridden three miles since seeing
a biiin:;n habitation, nod he bad yet two
to go before lie could get sight of another,
lie. was decending a bill into a "loomv
looking valley, through which flowed a
shallowed but swift running stream ; and
on reaching the water, he H'rmitted his
thirsty beast to stop and drink.
At that moment a nrui come out from
a cluster of bushes into the road, or horse
path on the other side of the stream.
This man was dressed like a hunter, and
carried a rifle on his shoulder. In his
general apiearance there was nothing that
indicated hostility or a wicked design
He was of medium size, compactly built,
with intellectual features and a certain
air of gentility seeming rather as one
abroad from some settlement for a day's
sport than a professional hunter. All
this the mounted traveler carefully rioted
he crossed the stream to continue his jour
ney and when they came near together
a pleasant salutation was exchanged.
' Fine weather for traveling sir !" re
marked the man with the gun.
"And for hunting also, I should sup
pose!" smiled the other on tho horse.
" Yes, there is game enough," returned
the other; " but I am not a good hunter,
anil can only show one hear for my day's
work thus, far, and that is almost useless
to me, because I have no means to take
it away. I would willingly give a dol
lar for the use of u horse like yours for a
couple of hours. If you could spare five
minutes or so I would like you to see tin;
licar. It is only back behind these bush
es, some two hundred yards from here."
" I will not only look at it," replied the
traveler, dismounting and fastening his
horse, " but if not too heavy, I will take
it along for you, seeing I am going your
The hunter thanked him in a most cor
dial manner, and then, as if to make
himself agreeable and keep up the con
versation, inquired whore the other was
from, whither journeying, and so forth ;
and learned in reply that the latter resided
in Albany, was a merchant in good busi
ness and was traveling partly for his
health, and partly with the view of ma
king an extensive land purchase for fu
"Well, here we are!" exclaimed the
hunter as the two emerged from the dense
thicket, through which they hail slowly
forced their way into the moro open
wood ; " here we are I and now I will
show you as fine and fat a beast as you
ever saw. Observe where I point my
He stepjied back some eight or ten feet,
deliberately raised the piece to his eye and
pointed the muzzle directly at the head of
the traveler. Iherc was a flash, a loud
report, and the victim fell like a log, his
face covered w iib blood.
EBENSBURG, PA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1864.
j This mijiht, or might not have been the
firfl crime committed by the man with the
rifle. But as the traveler fell the rifle
slipped from his hands, and he shook vio
lently from head to foot ; yet he ran to
his victim, and hurriedly robbed him of a
purse, a pocket book a gold watch and
chain, some curious seals, a diamond
breast pin, and a diamond ring, which he i
luirlvtore from his finger. I hen he dra"- I
ged his body into the thicket,fficked up
his rifle, plunged madly through the
bushes to the road, mounted the traveler's
horse, and dashed away from the awful
We must now suppose a lapse of twenty
In the spring of 1837 there lived in the
city of New Y'ork a banker and a million
aire whom we shall call Stephen Edwards.
He owned a palatial mansion, splendidly
l furnished, in the very heart of the owu
and he and his wife were among the
leaders of the fashionable world. They
had a beautiful daughter, ju.-t turned of
sweet sixteen who was about to le mar
ried to a foreign nobleman, and great
preparations were making for the happy
One day, about this period, as the
great banker was conversing with a gen
tleman from another city, who called to
see him on business, he observed the lat
ter suddenly turn very pale and begin to
" My dear sir," he said, in the usual
tone of off-hand mpathy, " what is the
matter? are you ill ?"
"A little faint, sir, but ikuhing to
ca'.ise alarm," replied tho other, hurriedly.
" I am subject to similar sjiells. If you
will be kind enough to excuse ni:' fur ten
minutes or so, I will take a short walk,
and return in better condition.
In ten minutes be did return, reported
himself quite well, calmly proceeded to
finish his business with the hanker, and
then res jn-et fully took his leave.
It was perhaps, a week after this that,
one night, the banker was sitting before
the fire in his library, when a servant
came in and presented him a letter.
look it with a yawn, opened it in the
must indolent and indilfercnt mnnner pos
sible, but had not read a dozen words be
fore he came up with a start, turned pale,
and trembled so that the paper rattled.
He finished the note, for it was rather a
n jte than a letter worked out; hand ner
vously at his throat, and with the other
clasped his forehead and temples. For
a minute or two he scenic;! to le choking
into calmness, by an iron will, some terri
ble emotion, and he so far succeeded as to
address the waiting servant in an ordinary
"Jams," he said, " who gave vou this
" A man, sir, as said he would wait for
"Then I suppose he is waitin"?"
" Yes, sir."
Soo l there was a light tap on the door,
and the banker said ''come in," in an
The servant opened the
loor ushered '
in the stranirer. and uuniediatelv withdrew.
The latter was vergin on sixtv, of rough
appearance and course atiire. He wore
an old gray overcoat, buttoned to the
throat, and a pair ol rreen gobies,
his whole dress was saturated with
"Take a seat," said the banker, point
ing to a chair near the tire.
"No thank you, I'll stand," was
gruff reply. " You got my letter.
of course, know mv business," he added.
" You allude to this, I suppose," re
plied the banker producing the letter that
had caused him so much perturbation.
" I do not understand it ; you must
have made a mistake."
" N ; no'mistake at all. I was present
twenty years ago, come the tenth day of
October, and saw you Stephen Edwards,
shoot the man, and if you go for to deny
it, I'll have you in prison before morning.
I've laid my plans, and got everything
sure, and if you go to playing innocent
and refusing my terms. I'll take care to
see that you die stretching hemp."
The banker, in spite of himself, turned
pale, shuddered, and staggered to a seat.
" What do you want ?" he groaned.
" A hundred thousand dollars not one
"I cannot give it it would ruin me."
" Just as you say," rejoined the other,
moving towards the door, " Y'ou know
what will follow if I go thid way."
" Oh, stay, you must not go yet !"
cried the man of crime, in terrible alarm.
He argued, urged, pleaded, implored
for mercy at a less fearful cost. In vain.
At last the banker seeing ruin, disgrace
and death before him if he refused agreed
to the terms. He also agreed to meet the
stranger, with the required sum, on the(
following night, in front of St. l'aul's
Church. Both were punctual to the fixed
time, and bills and checks to the amount
of one hundred thdusand dollars, changed
A month later there was a tremendous
run upon the bank of which Stephen Ed-
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wariw w;i principal owner, it was soon
broken and closed. Then the sheriff was
to work by eager creditors, and all the
real estate and personal property of the
late raillionare was seized and sold, leav- j
ing him a beggar, and the just claims un
satisfied. Fashionable friends deserted
the family, and the proud nobleman re
fused the hand of a ruined banker's
In the very midst of this disgrace and
tribulation Stephen Edwards encountered
the man who had turned so pale and be
come so agitated in his presence a short
I rather think -ou do not know tue,
sir," said the gentleman, with a formal
"Your face seems somewhat familiar,
but yet I cannot place you," returned Ed
wards. " Permit me to bring nvyself to your j
reco'lecticn, then, as I wish you to know
me. A little more than six weeks ago,
I was talking with you on business, and
j'ou observed that I turned deadly pale,
and became agitated?"
" Ah, yes, I remember you now."
" Let nie tell you why I was thus af
fected. My eye had just chanced upon a
curious watch seal which had belonged to
a merchant, named Philip Sydney, who
was shot in the western part of the State,
som; twenty years ago : an 1 looking at
your features closely, I knew you to be the
villain who had perpet rated the foul deed.
" Merciful God !" exclaimed the bank-
i cr, with a blanched fac; and quaking form.
"Yes, I knew you," pursued tte other;
! " ai.d a week after, I disguised myself
and had an interview with vou in vuur
: own mansion. You remember that
! " Bui." gac(Hd the trembling wretch,
"did no! I pay you my own price to keep
! my fatal secret V
" Yes and with that very money, and
' what other I could command. I was ena-
bled to buy up enough of your own bills
; to make that run upon your bank which
broke it and lorced rum upon you.
" And what would you now that I am
ruined ?"' inquired the other, with the
deadly calmness of desperation.
"New that I have had my revenge, I
want you to know that I myself am the
man you attempted to murder, and did
rob. am f'nHjy Sj lity ! Behold the
scar where the ball struck and glanced ?
and he lifted his hat and showed it.
"God be praised!" ejaculated the
other, " find be praised that you are still j
bvinnr!" jnd unable to restrain his etiio-!
lion be burst into tears. " Oh, sir," he con
tinued, "you have taken a load off my con
sciencc a weight from my soul ! Though
oovertv. bejreary, disgrace and death are
staring me in the face, I am happy in the
.. .. i
knowledge that I am not guilty of murder
happier than I have been for twenty
years, with all the luxurious surroundings
of wealth. It was my first and last
crime, and I have never been'able to tell
how I was tempted to so outrage my na
ture as on that fearful occasion. Now, pir,
do with me what you will only, I pray
you, be merciful to my innocent family."
" I forgive you," returned the other, ex-
. 1 ,.r Ilia Vmrif? ' T foro-ivo. vou
' - .. . . I -
have teen tearfully punisneii aireauy
And as God has seen proper to preserve
us both and bring us both together, let us
hoie it is for our present and future salva
tion, and let us endeavor so to live as to
deserve the blessings we receive. 1 will
restore you enough to place you and your
family above want ; and for the rest, I
trust wc shall both remember we shall
soon have to render an account of our
stewardship in another world.
Philip Sidney kept his word; ai.d with
a tresn sian m ni onw, ......
, . ......'I.I aiiri now nn
conscience, tlic snu enicrpri.-mg
Edwards accumulated another
much of which he
spent in chanty.
Philip Sidney died iu 1818, and
Stephen Edwards in 1851.
Is not truth indeed strange stranger
than fiction !
Cj- A son of the Emerald Isle, on pass
ing a tannery, saw a cows tail stuck in
arTaugur hole for a sign. He was struck
with amazement, and inquired how they
drove a cow in such a small hole.
The New York Tiook says it
don'ts believe in the water cure, and gives
as a reason " there is Mr. (naming a
noted political editor) he has been te-ing
in his damp sheet for twenty years, and he's
worse now than ever."
Important from Mexico.
ARRIVAL OF THE ARCHDUKE i
A correspondent of the New York Tri
bune, writing from Havana, under date
of June Cth, gives the following particu
lars of the landing and reception of the
Archduke Maximilian in Mexico :
At 2 o'clock. 1. M.. on the 28tli Mav
the frigate Havana, Having on board the
Arcliuuke Maximilian and staff, made
her entry up the harbor of Vera Cruz,
and anchored some distance to the south
ward of the Castle of San Juan de Uloa.
The Captain of the Port, Don Juan (or
Jean) Lain?, went out to mot tho frigate,
and was the first to salute II. I. M., and
served as pilot during the entry of the
vessel. We are told of one or two inci
dents of Maximilian's stay in Martinique
that his first care was for the fate of
j the prisoners who bad been sent there.
sentenced to forced hard lalor. Of these,
! four were selected to be immediately set
at liberty. I hey were taken from Port
de Frana, where the vessel put in for coal.
So the prisoners were convened at midnight I
on me loin, ana .Messrs. iwanuci itomo.
Marcos Velasco, Reino Ortegas and Yin
centc Vivanco were selected we are not
told whether by lot or favoritism and
having taken a prescribed oath of allegi
ance to the Emperor," they were taken
in the Themis to Vera Cruz. Eight other
prisoners have been induced to take the
oath alxve referred to, their passages per
first packet to Vera Cruz were paid by II.
I. M., and ordered that 2,000 'francs be
distributed among the others, and they
were promised that on arrhingat his capi
tal, the Emperor would occupy himself in
regard to their fate. At 5 P. M., Al
monte arrived at Vera Cruz. After going
to the House prepaired for him, he pro
ceeded, escorted by the city and military
authorities, to the wharf, through a double
line of soldiers, after a private conference
with Almonte, Maximilian received the
difle.rent deputations. The Emperor was
dressed in a plain black frook coat, black
cravat, white vest arid pantaloons, and
the same dress had been prescribed for
Almonte and the rest. The political Pre-
feet, Mr. Bureau, addressed the Emperor
as follows :
Sike: Truly inemoriablc forever w ill be
the day on which your Imperial Highness
has arrived in Mexico as the long-desired
saviour to establish the empire which has
. been proclaimed under such favorable ;iu
I fpices, since no one having a well-formed
i heart and religions belief can fail to ac
! knowledge the band of an adorable Provi
! dence in the admirable events which have
I prepaired the regeneration ot this beauti
j ful and desolated country, opening to it an
I enviable future under the illustrious and
benign scepter of your Imperial Highness
The new era which commences for the
Mexicans is founded on the w isdom and
noble "intentions which accompany your
Imperial Highness to raise this nation, so
fallen, to the level of a prosperous destiny.
j Welcome, then, your Imperial Highness
to your new country, with which honor
ing it by adopting it as your own, you ;
have wished to identify your fate. May
God Jjless the noble intentions which guide i
vour Inierial Highness for the benirit of;
tluj Mexicans, crowning with the most i
complete success your grand civilizing and j
and Christian undertaking. As political j
Prefect of this district, and in the name j
of the authorities and inhabitants of the
same, I have the honor and satisfaction of j
felicitating vour Imperial Highness and
her Majesty, the Empress on your fortu- j
nate arrivsd to the shores of Mexico, and
of presenting our complete and sincere al
legiance, as well as our most profound re
spect. The Emperor made a short reply in
Spanish, and ended by stating that he
would present them to the Empress, for
which ceremony he led her in. II. E.
j Velasquez de Ieon presented the Prefect
and the other authorities, occ, present.
i The Prefect addressed a short discourse
i to her Majesty, who replied in Spanish. 1
! She is described in the Franco-Mexican
papers as a celestial vision of all that is
j affable, amiable, lovely and adorable. !
j Early on the morning of the 20lh their j
j Majesties landed, and entering an open
j carriage, accompanied by Almonte, they .
! proceeded through the streets Pescadcria, i
I Plaza de Armas, Santo Domingo and
Merceo, to the railroad depot. A trmm- '
phal arch had been erected at the Merceo '
"ate of the Tuscan order of archi-
tecture, and in the Plaza uo Armas one
on four pedestals of the composite order
supporting eight columns, whose bases
were formed of cariatides, and whose
gilded capitals and cornices were crowned
by allegorical representations of Fciencc,
justiire, agriculture and commerce. Tn
VOL. 1 I NO. 25.
front was placed the escutcheon of th"
A httle after 5 A. M., a salu'e of 101
guns fired by the navy and answered by
the fort, announced the debarkation of
their Majesties. On landing at the wharf
the City Council, presided by Don Salva
dor Carrain, presented them with tho
keys of the city on a silver salvor. They
breakfasted at SoledaJ. Late at night of
the 20th they arrived at Cardova. From
Ixma Ales, the terminus of the railway,
the journey was continued in carriages,
and the last news we have of the impe
rial cortege is that on the 31st, at 1 1
M., they had just arrived at Orizava, and
their Majesties bad (lie church to render
thanks for those immediately gone t-
safety. On the 30th the Royal party en
tered Orisaba and halted for rest after the
fatigue incident to the jouin- y.
On the 28th, whilst still at Vera Crur,
his Highness issued the following procla
Mexicans : You have desired me.
Your noble nation, by a sjtontancous ma
jority, have selected me henceforth to
watch over your destinies I deliver mv-
self up with joy to this call. However
painiui u may nave Deen ior mo to say
farewell forever to my native country and
to my kindred, I have already done it,
telly persuaded that the Almighty has
called me through you to the noble mis
son of consecrating all my might ;uid soul
to a people who, worn out by disastrous
combats and warfare, siucerely desire
peace and prosperity a people who,
having secured their independence, wish
now to enjoy the fruits of civilization and
of true progress. The mutual confidence
with which we are animated, you and I,
will be crowned with a brilliant success,
if we remain always united to valorously
defend the great principles which are the
only true and durable foundations of
States ; the principles of inviolable and
immutable justice, of equality under the
law, the path open to every one, to all
careers and social positions ; the complete
personal lilierty, as rightly understood,
securing w ith it the protection of the indi
vidual and of property, the development
the national wealth, improvement in agri
culture, mines and industry, the estab-
j lishment of means of communication for
an extensive commerce, and finally the
development of education in all its rela
tions with the public interest. The bless
ings of Heaven, and with them progress
and liberty, will assuredly not fail us, if
all the factions, allowing themselves to be
led bv a strong and loyal Government,
shall unite to realize the object which I
have just indicated, and, if we always
j continue to be animated by the religious
! sentiments by which our beautiful country
i has distinguished itself even during its
j most unhappy periods,
j The civilizing flag of France, raised
: so high by her noble Emperor, to whom
j vou owe the regeneration of order and
! peace, represents these same principles,
j This is what the chief of his forces said
to you a few months since in sincere and
j disinterested language as a forerunner
j of a new era of happiness. Every coun
! try which has wished to have a future
has come to be great and strong by fol
: lowing this road. United, loyal and firm,
God will give us strength to reach the
grade of prosperity which we desire.
Mexicans ! tho future of your beautiful
country is in your hands; as to myself
I offer you a sincere will, loyalty, and a
firm intention to respect your laws, and to
cause them to le respected with au in
variable authority, God and your confi
dence constitute my strength. The ban
ner of independence is my symbol, my
device, you already know "equity and
justice." I shall be faithful to it all my
life. It is my duty to grasp the scepter
and the sword of honor with firmness. It
becomes the enviable task of the Empress
to consecrate to the country all the noble
sentiments of a tender mother. Let us
unite to gain the common end ; let us for
get past shadows: let us bury the odium
of faction, and the aurora of peace and
of merited happiness will shine again ra
diently over the new Empire.
Vera Cruz, May 29, 18G4.
tf A cotemporary wonders how Old
Abe has brought so many graceless ras
cals into public notice and sudden wealth."
It is not wonderful at all. Always when
the pot boils, the "scum" rises to the top.
A man with a brick in his hat was
found one nicht trying to climb an over-
; shot wheel of a fulling mill, When asked
' what he was doing, he replied that he was
! trying to get up to bed, but the Ma'fs
! would not hold still.
! m r
j fc-y A dull day, an empty pocket, and
I being in love, affect? a man's spirit? most