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.miMy, Pa., every Thursday
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n,,;-wa? ati'l Stnltnd when paid for
lVco-s four cents-per number;
"a'.t paid- in advar.ee i'x cents per
r will be churned.
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six months: anl fifty numbers,
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! KKTAil. Mar.:f.actiir.T.
iv. i: .:. i n:ie;:t-I!:on
;diN- 1. I.INTOX,
1 AT LAW, Junst'nrn, l'a.
'': ' .i ii'iv r i f Main anl
' I pi - ite ?1.uimti Houe,
r. Mntr,.n.;e on Franklin Mreet.
X.-v. 10, lS0o..
I. -M I.Arc.IILLV,
1A" A T LAW, J'Jnt.itoicH, Pa.
i li:e r...:-han,; buiKVmg, on the
i.t T and Locust r-t reels ui
' ill attend to all business connect-
: i.;.- prot'osfdoii.
Lime for Sale.
'l rsi;'tieil is Tiprtroil to fdiip Lime
Ivl'y Station, or Xo. 4,ontho lVnu
- .1 Railroail to libentbur;, Jtihnstown,
. "thcr point on the L'cuua. 11. it., or
2S,-tf llernlock, Cambrja co., Pa.
STATES UNION HOTEL,
- HOTEL is pleasantly situated on the
"Ui side of .Market street, a few Uoors
- S.xth street. Its central locality
es particularly desirable to persons
"c i' ': city on business or pleasure.
T. II. 15. SANDERS, Proprietor.
HAT AND CAP STOKE.
'1 TL'ItXMR, Maanftreet Johmslorrn,
lV.dtr in IIAT. PM'S P.nftTS
S'lol.c - i .....
-i-o, ami l.,L.lLE.Mh.NS' l VllTi
rs lla,,.lV;m biffs, Neckties, Stockings,'
. oii1i r;..;;sic k,:cj s constantly on
r, ... a.jrtrr.out, and hi,
i'iv as li.e
:''.town, Juiie 2i is.:-:
Kr.ft JJm.sfaw.',, Cnnhria Co., Pa.,
a. now i co.. p,. .vt ' '
beeo refitted and
:ant!y furnislied, i-
now op-iii fur the
uiul entertainment of guests.
r,,,c. i. ------AUl;
cute in hotel
K'.l rnr ti l... . ii ... -
cau satisfy a dis-
, 'r i,ar is. hupplietl with the choicest
' I,' UufS a:n irmnj
k?aJi :f J wVrk dvnc attLLi effice.
W. H. SECHLEK,
ATTORNEY AT T-AW, and PRACTICAL
SURVEYOR, Ebmshurg, a., office in
the Commissioners office. Dec. 7, 1865.-tf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensburg, Fa.
Office in Colonade Row, Centre street.
Dec. 4, 18G4.-tf.
JP. 1 TIEKNEY"
ATTORNEY AT LAW, 'Ebensburg, Pa.
Office in ColoDadc Row..
April 5. 18G5-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebenslmrg. Pa.
Office ou Centre street, opposite Moore's
Hotel. Apr. 20, 18CC-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensburg Pa.
Office on Hih street, adjoining his resi
dence. May 4, 18G5. (1.42. .
GEORGE M. REED,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office on Main street, three doors East
of Julian. 0 May 4, 1863.
- ' GEORGE W. O ATM AN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensburg, Pa.
Oflico in Colonade Row, Centre street.
November 23, lSG5.-tf. (1.37.)
F. A. SHOEMAKER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office on High street, one door East of the
Banking House of Lloyd & Co.
December 7, 1865. (tf.)
CYRUS L. PERSUING,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Johnstown, Pa.
Office on Main street, second floor over
the Bank. May 4, l865.-tf.
JAMES C. EASLY,
A T T O 11 N E Y - A T - L A
Johnstown, Cambria County, Penna
Collections promptly attended to.
Aug. 23, ISCC-ly
K. L J.iIIXSTON.
J. E. Kl iSLAS.
JOHNSTON & F.CANLAN,
Attorneys nt Law,
Ebcn.iburc:, Cambria co., Pa.
Office opposite the Guirt Uouse.
Ebensburg, Nov. 15, 18CG-tf
IL J. LLOYD,
SUCCESSOR to R. S. Hi nk, Dealer in
DRUGS. MEDICINES AND PAINTS.
Store on Main street, opposite the "Moore
House. Eben.sburg, Pa. May 17, 'CG.tf.
V. S. MARKER,
BETAIL DEALER, in Dry Good., Boots,
Shoes. Hats, Caps Groceries, &c ; keeps
constantly on hand a general assortment.
Store on High street, Ebensburg, Pa.
Sept 28, 1805.
LORKTTO. CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA.,
THOMAS CALLEN. Proprietor.
THIS house is now open for the accommo
dation of the public. Accommodations
as good as the country will afford, and
charges moderate. May 31, 1866.-tf.
I)K. D. W. EVANS,
TENDERS his professional services to the
citizens of Elensburg and vicinity.
Office one door east of R. Davis' store.
Night calls made at his residence three doors
west of R. Evans' cabinet ware room.
May 31. 1865-Cm
jTc.-WILSON, M. D.,
r.FFERS his services as PHYSICIAN and
U SURGEON, to the citizens of Ebensburg
and surrounding country. Office three doors
East of the Presbyterian Church, ia the
room formerly occupied by Dr. Jones.
Ebensburg, April 12, 18GG.3m..
S. HELL'OIII), DENTIST,
CONTINUES to visit Ebensburg personally
on the 4th Monday of each month.
During his abseuce Lewis N. Snyder, who
btudied with the Doctor, will remain in the
office and attend to all business entrusted to
June 7, I860.
LLOYD & CO., "
JANKERS, Ebensburg, Pa. Gold, Silver,
Government Bonds, and other securities,
bought and sold. Interest allowed on time
deposits. Collections made on all accessible
points in the United States, and a General
Banking business transacted.
f March 1, 18GG.tf.
IJBENSBURG, Pa., JOHN A. BLAIR,
Jj Propietor, spares no pains to render this
hotel worthy of a continuation of the liberal
patronage it has heretofore received. His
table will always be' furnished with the
best the market affords ; his bar with the
best cf liquors. His stable is large, and will
be attended by an attentive and obliging
hostler. June 4, 18C6.-tf.
18G6. PHILADELPHIA. I860.
HOWELL efe BOUItKE,
Cornor FOURTH & MARKET Streets.
N. B. Always in Store, a Large Stock of
LINEN & OIL SHADES.
March 1, 1866.3m.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, I860.
"Are You a Mason 1
I am one of a band who will faithfully stand
In the bonds of affection and love ;
I have knocked at a door once, wretched
And there for admission I stood.
By the help of a friend, who assistance did
I succeeded an entrance to gain ;
Was received in the West by command from
But not without feeling some pain.
Here my conscience was taught by a moral
With sentiments holy and true ;
Then onward I traveled to have it unraveled
What Hiram intended to do.
Very soon to the East I made known my
And "light" by command did attend ; ,
When, lo ! I perceived, in due form revealed,
A Master, and Brother, and Friend.
Thus far I have stated, and simply related
What happened, when I was made free.
But I've "passed" since then, and was
"raised up'' again
To a sublime and ancient degree,
TLence onward I marched, that I might be
And find out thoso treasures long lost ;
When, behold, a bright flame, from the midst
of which came
A voice, which my ears did accost.
Through the "vails." I then went, and suc
ceeded at length
The "Sanctum Sanctorum" to find ;
By the "Signet" I gained, and quickly ob
tained Employment which suited my mind.
In the depths I then wrought, and most
carefully sought .
For treasures so long hidden thero;
And by labor and toil I discovered rich gpoi
Which is kept by the Craft with due care.
Having thus far arrived, I further contrived
Among valiant KnighU to appear ;
And as pilgrim and Knight, I stood ready to
Nor Saracen foe did I fear.
For the widow distressed there's a chord in
my breast ;
For the helpless and orphan I feel ;
And my sword I could draw to maintain the
Which the duy of Masons reveal.
Thus have I revealed (yet fully concealed)
What the "free and accepted" well know j
I am one of a band who will faithfully stand
As a brother wherever I go.
A IV ILL.IX01S WCDDIXG.
BV THE MINIaTEK S VIFE.
One day in early winter my husband
received a summons to Burke's settlement,
to unite a couple in the bonds of wedlock.
It was especially requested that h"i3 wife
fchould accompany him, as we should be
expected to remain over night and partake
of the festivities.
It was twenty miles to the settlement,
and we reached the log house of Mr.
Burke, the father of the expectant bride,
about noon. A dozen tow-haired chil
dren were at the door, waiting our arrival.
They telegraphed the news instantly.
"Marm! marru! here's the Elder and
his woman ! They're nothing but folks.
She's got a man's hat on, and a turkey
wing in front of it ; his boss is just like
dad's crooked as a cow-horn squash."
' Sam !" called a shrill female voice
from the interior of the cabin, "run out
and grab the rooster, and I'll clap him
into the pot ! Sal, you quit that churn,
and sweep the floor. Kick that corn
dodger under the bed ! Bill, you wipe
that tallow out that cheer, for the minis
ter's wife, and be spry about it."
Further remarks were cut ehort Dy our
Mrs. Burke, in calico short gown, blue
petticoat, and bare feet, came forward
wiping her face with her apron.
" IIovv do you do, Elder how d'ye do,
marm! - Must excuse my head hain't
had no chance to comb it since last week.
Set right to the fire, marm. Hands cold?
Well, just run 'em in Bill's hair wo keep
it long a purpose." '
Bill presented his shaggy head, but I
declined, with an involuntary shudder.
Sal returned to her churn, but the ex
traordinary visitor must have made her
careless, for she upset the concern, and
butter and buttermilk went
over the floor.
f'Grab the ladle, Bill," cried Mrs.
Burke, f and help dip i up. Take keer ;
don't put the enarl of hair in. Strange
how folka will be bo nasty. Dick, do
keep your feet out of tho buttermilk it
won't be lit for thepigB when the butter's
gathered. Drive that hen out, quick.
She's picked out a pound of butter already.
There, Sl,-do try and churn a little more
keerfull. If you are agwine to be spliced
ter-morr&jyott needn't fun crazy about
I advise you to dry up !" remarked
the brid elect, thumping away at tho
Night came on early, and after a social
chat about the event of the morrow, I
signified my desire to retire.
Sal lighted a pitch knot, . and began
climbing a ladder in one corner of the
room. I hesitated.
"Como on," cried she. "Don't be
afraid. Sam, and Bill, and Dick, and all
the rest of ye, duck your heads while the
Elder's wife goes up. Look out for the
loose board?, marm, and mind or you'll
smash your brain3 out against that beam.
Take keer of the holo where the chimney
Her warning came too late. I caught
my foot in the end of a board, stumbled,
and fell headlong through what appeared
to be an interminable space, but it was
only to the room I had just left, where I
was saved from destruction by Bill, who
caugh me in his arms, and set me on my
feet, remarking, coolly :
" What made you come that way 1 W"e
generally use the ladder."
I was duly commiserated, and at last
got to bed. The less said about that
night the better.
The marriage was to take place before
breakfast, and Sally was already clad in
her bridal robes when I descended the
She was magnificent in green calico
over a crinoline full four inches larger
than the rest of her npparel, a white apron
with red string?, blue stocking?, a yellow
neck ribb:i and white cotton gloves.
When it was announced that Lom.
Lord, the groom, was coming, Sally dived
behind a coverlet, which had been hung
across one corner of the room to conceal
sundry pots and kettle.-, and refused to
come forth. Mr. Lord lifted one corner
of the curtain and peeped in, but quietly
retreated with a stew-pan and a few sharp
words from ."Sally, advising him to mind
his own btisine&j.
Very soon the company began to gather,
and the room was well filled.
"Now, Elder," cried the bridegroom,
"drive ahead ! I want it done up nice.
I'm able to pay for the job. Do yc hear?
Come father Burke, trot out your gal."
But Sally refused to be trotted. She
would be married where was, or not at all.
We argued and coaxed, but she was firm ;
and it was finally concluded to let her have
her own way. .
Mr. Morrison stood the happy couple
joined bands through a rent in the coverlet,
arid the ceremony proceeded. Just a3 Mr.
Morrison was asking Lemuel "wilt thou
have this, woman," fcc., down came the
coverlet, enveloping bride, groom and pas
tor, and filling the house with dust. Dick
had been up in the loft, and cut the strings
that held it. Mr. Morrison crawled out,
looking decidedly sheepish, and Sallie was
obliged to be married openly. To' the
momentous question, Lemuel responded,
"To be sure what else did I come here
for !" and Sally replied "Yaas, if J-ou
"Salute your bride," said Mr. Morrison,
when all was over.
"I'm redy to do anything, Elder, "said
Lemuel, "but skin mc if I know about
that air. Just show me how, and I'll do
it if it kills me."
My husband drew back nervously, but
Saly advance, threw her arms about his
neck, and gave him a kiss'that made the
very windows clatter.
"I vum if I don't do ditto !" cried Lem
uel, and hastily taken a huge bite from a
piece of maple sugar, which ho drew from
his pocket, he made a dash at me,
smashed my collar, broken my watch-gard
into a dozen pieces, tore my hair down,
and succeeded in planting a kiss on my
nose, greatly to the delight of the com
pany. Then ho turned to my husband :
"Now, Elder, what's the damage?
Don't be afraid to speak."
Whaiever you please," said Mr. Mor
rison. Lemuel produced a piece of fur from
"There, Elder." eaid he, "there's a
musk-rat skin; and out in the shed is two
heads of cabbage, and you're welcome to
the hull of it."
My husband bowed his thanks, the
young people went to dancing. Mrs.
Burke went to getting breakfast, and at
my earnest request, Mr. Morrisou got our
horse, and we bade them adieu.
g- Be honest and you will prosper.
Coining to tlie Point.
During a recent divorce trial in one of
our city courts, an eminent lawyer (Mr.
Bray, by name,) catechised an opposing
witness1, a good-looking woman, pretty
severely. " At length the lawyer arrived
at hi3 reserve-questions, "which were to
lead to the grand coup, and bring his case
to a brilliant culmination.r-
" You Eaid your name was Smart, I
believe V quetied Mr. Bray, blandly.
" I did, Mr. Bray ; Seraphina Smart,
if you plcase," replied the young woman.
" Now, Seraphiua, were you not mar
ried to A. Man Able Man in March,
of last year ?''
"Married to A Man, Alio Man, in
March, of last year, did you say, Mr
"Y'e?, niadume; I said married to A.
Man, in March, of last year?"
Putting on a thoughtful air, Seraphina
" No, Mr. Bray: I was not manied to
A. Man in March of any year."
"Singular," said the lawyer. "But
about your child, madame, was it not
born in January, of this year "
"No, Mr. Bray," said Seraphina, in a
reflectivo tone, "it wa3 not born in Jan
uary." " Well, madame, were you not married
to A. Man in April V 3
"In Apiil, did you say, Mr. Bray?"
" I eaid in April," was the sharp re-tpons-?.
Relapsing into a reflectivo mood again,
"No, Mr. L'ray: I wa3 not married to
A. Man in ApriL" .
Very strange very strange, indeed ;
a mistake somewhere," growled Mr. Bray,
looking over his notes and glancing angri
ly at the .nirt witness. lie continued,
" I presume you will admit that you mar
ried A. Man, Able Man, in May of last
year, and llnvt your, child, was born iu
February of this year, madame ?"
" Married A. Man Able Man in
May ? My child born in Februaray fol
lowing, Mr. Bray ?"'
" Yes, Madam ; A. Man in May a
child in February " spitefully.
A thoughtful interval on the part of
Seraphina Smart, and then,
" I did not marry A. Man in May, nor
was my child born in the following Febru
ary, Mr. Bray."
" You did not ? It was not? Do you
mean what you say, madame?"
"Just what I said, and exactly what I
mean, Mr. Bray."
" 11a, hi'in, we 'shall see," muttered
Mr. Bray, and then burst forth again:
"Was your child born in the following
"Born in March, Mr. Bray "
" Ye?, in March ! March ! March !"
bellowed Bray, with a furious thump of
the fist at each repetition. Seraphina
cast down her eyes meditatively and then
very leisuraly, in an abstracced sort of
"No, Mr. Bray, it did not March,
March, March into the world at that
" You seem to forget, madame Smart,
that you are upon your Bible oath," re
torted Bray, irritated beyond endurance
by the negative nature of her responses.
" No, Mr. Bray, I do not forget my
oath, although you seem to be trying
very hard to make me think that it is of
" You are like a parrot, Smart."
" And you like a dunkey, Bray."
"Oh," rejoined the lawyer, sarcastical
ly, " indeed !" He tried again :
" One more question, Seraphina Smart.
Since you were not married to A. Man
Abel Man, in-March, nor in April, nor
in May, will be kind enough to tell me
when you did marry A. Man ?"
"When I did marry A. Man, Abel
Man, Mr. Bray 1"
"Yes, madame, when you dd, ma
dame !'' thundered the indignant Bray,
"and will you please also to inform the
court, the counsel and tli jury when your
child was bora V
" Well, TJr. Bray," replied Seraphina,
smoothing "down the folds of her poplia
skirt, while u merry gleam flashed from
her blue eyes and illuminated her hitherto
thoughtful countenance, " my answers
shall be a.3 plain as your questions are
direct. It aliord3 me much pleasure to
say that my cmUI is not yet born, and
which is perhaps less pleasant that I
was never married to A. Man, Able Man,
or any other man." .
The court took a recess without delay.
A Tennessee Hadical killed his
dog for barking at "old Brownlow."
The dog would have died anyhow.
63" What did Lot do when his wife
lurncu iu tan. s vjui a iitiu vii
VOL. .13 NO, 40
An Old I.ady Killed hy Xegroes.
Day after day we are called upon to
make additions to the catalogue of crime.
and each new instance increases in horror,
as though it was not sufficient to commit
a deed of murder," but ferocity compels
the mutilation of the body of the victim.
The last and saddest case that has come
to our knowledge is an atrocious murder
committed- near, the town of Bowline
Green, in which a poor old-woman, named
Still was the victim, and three negro men
"wera the perpetrators. The following are
the circumstances, as related to us by the
parties who came up on last night's train :
On Saturday last the poor woman had
occasion to visit the office of a lawyer in
Bowling Green, and while there she men
tioned to the lawyer that she had out
at her house, which was about a mile
from town, near the race course. There
were present in the office when she made
this revelation three negro men, one of
whom was named Lewis the names of
the other two having been forgotten, by
On Monday morning, rs soon as break
fast was concluded, Mrs. Still's son, a lad
of twelve or fourteen years, wont out to
his work. It was a particularly gloouiy
and cool day, with almost a continuous
fall cf drizzling rain. Sciuctiir in the
forenoon tho lad frund it to l-j ej coH
that he was compelled 3 return to the
houo for his ehoes. On cntoriti, a mo?t
horrid sight presented itsvif. The body
of his poor mother lay upon the lWr, Ler
Lead split open with an axe, ai l sacral
wounds upon her body, where the axe ha I
Wen diiven in, as though the monstrous
pcq-etrators of the hellish deed were du
tcraiined to make sure and certain work.
The poor lal raised the alarm, and ou
searching for Lcr little treasure it was dis
covered to be goue.
The neighbors then examined the soft
ground about the houi, and discovered
tricks leading to iA from the building-,
cue of which showed that one cf the party
wore a shoe run down at the side, with
three large nail in the heel and a break
about the center of the sole. Assocn a3
the news of the appalling tragedy was con
veyed to town, the lawyer rtmcmdereJ
that she Lad spoken e.f her money to Lini
on Saturday, r.:id also that the man Lewis
and two ether negroes were present at the
On the above information the three par
ties were arrested, and on one of Lewis
feet was discovered the shoe that made the
peculiar tracks spoken of above. On
applying it to tho track the peculiar
marks fitted each other exactly. This
seemed to identify him as one of the mur
derers. All three were lodged in jail,
charged with participation in the horrible
crime. The victim was a very exemplary,
industrious woman ; had given the fiends
no cause of offense ; and was evidently
murdered for the little money she pos
Ax Eccentric clerirvman ol Ports
mouth, while on a pedestrian tour through
the White Mountains, arrived at one of
the fashionable hotels one day in a very
travel-stained condition, and was told
there was no room for him. Unsuspi
cious, he trudged on, and presently en
countered a farmer at work in a field,
who, when he asked for a lodging, eyed
him sharply, and offered him twelve dol
lars a month to work for him during 'hay
" Why, my friend," said the astonished
elivine, drawing himself up, " I make
more than that every Sunday."
The farpier gazed at him a moment
in speechless horror, and then burst forth,
advancing, with uplifted pitchfork, upon
the alarmed clergyman,
"Git out o' my field, you Godforsaken
critter 1 I don't want any heathens about
me, that work on Sunday."
The reverend doctor beat aLasty retreat
to the hotel, and recovered his presence
of mind sufficiently to mako Limsclf
known, and secure a room.
A Fitr.ncif journal tells a little
story about a lady : "When I wa3 first
married I was on my knees before my hus
band from morning till night. It was a
perfect adoration and incessant delirium
an inexpressible bliss. I showered caress
es upon him , I could have eaten him."
"And now," asked a friend. "I'm 'sorry
!Mo XTESQU IE L" was eliceucsing a
question with a counsellor of the Parlia
ment of Bordeaux, who was witty lut
rather hotdicaded. The latter concluding
some fiery remark?, said : "Mr. President,
if this is not as I tell you, I will give you
my head." "I accept it," replied Mont
escpuieu, coolly. "Small presents kerp up