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‘LKT US CLING TO THK CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANE WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.”
$1.50 PER ANNUM. BEL AIR. Ml). FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1866. IVOL. X.—NO. 12.
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100 000
SHELTER TENTS
10,000
Wall and other Large Tents.
10,000 PIECES
IS T EW AND OLD CLOTHING.
XFJVAJVD OLD
BLANKETS!
NEW BLANKETS— Heavy—$5 PER
PAIR.
NEW SHIRTS & DRAWERS,
HEAVY SOCKS and BROGANS!
ALSO,
IST 33 W P ANTS,
At $3 Pun Pair!
Men’s and Boy’s Jackets,
$2 Each!
OLD BLANKETS,
Shirts, Drawers, Pants,
COATS AND OVERCOATS!
ALSO,
100,000 SHELTER TENTS, suita
ble for shoe-makers, mechanics and,
housekeepers for different purposes.— j
These tents arc in excellent order, being
nearly new.
The Wall or larger Tents are also in j
excellent order, suitable for wagon-covers, i
awnings, window cloths and many other j
purposes.
All persons wishing to purchase any of j
the above articles are requested to call j
and examine them.
T&ll SAS.I3 JLOW,
Wholesale and Retail.
JOSHUA HORNER,
Corner Chew and Stirling streets, j
decß Baltimore, Md.
30C3SSM3FI.*
Manufacturer of
-Tin and Sheet Iron Ware,
i
Main street, nearly opposite. Post office,
mx m, mL
rpilE subscriber having located in lid Air, I
1 respectfully informs ihe citizens of Harford
county that lie will manufacture and keep on
baud every variety of
TIN WARE
AND
HOUSEKEEPING ARTICLES,
* '
Of a superior quality, which lie will sell on
reasonable terms.
ROOFING and SPOUTING attended to, in
tlu best manner and with despatch.
ACES and FIRE-PLACE STOVES
put up and repaired at short notice.
MILK CANS of superior quality manu
factured to order. Give Me a Call !
T. KERR,
jans Main street, Bel Air.
NEW Still.
rril E undersigned have just received a
large and well selected stock of Goods
suitable for the season. They are con
stantly making up the neatest work, and
the newest and most fashionable style of
m BONNETS, mm
SPRING AND SUMMER, ”
To which they invite the attention of
the citizens of the town and the sur
rounding country. They also desire
an occasional call from their Baltimore
friends, when they want something of ex
tra style and finish, as they arc aware that
the undersigned can and will take pleasure
in putting up work of that description.
In addition to all styles of Bonnets,'
they keep constantly on hand a variety of
LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S
WARS,
Such ns Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery,
Suspenders, and many other articles in
me Notion line.
Thankful for the liberal patronage here
tofore given thelirm, they expect by strict
attention to business to merit its continu
ance.
M. J. WRIGHT k MITCHELL,
Washington street, two doors north ol
the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s
Hotel, llavue-de-Guace. sep2s
STOTIBS2.
. TIXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRA
JL-Ll TORS who have not settled their ac
counts according to law, will, at as early
a day as possible, with the vouchers, re
port to the Register for the settlement of
said accounts. All delinquents will be
called to appear before the Court.
By order of the Orphans’ Court,
B. 11. HANSON,
Register of Wills for Harford county.
ap7
Family Supplies!
Family Supplies!
Family Supplies!
Family Supplies!
A FULL LINE—CHEAP FOR CASH :
Corner Main St. & Port Deposit Avenue
Bel Air, Md.
A. 11. GREENFIELD.
Dr. JT. n. B.XSGtlS'rxm.,
MAY be fouii'l now punctually at his office
in Havre do Grao. See advertisement in
another column. mh2
SOLUBLE
PACIFIC GUANO.
wYOO LBS. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GU
ANO contains 70 lbs. animal matter,
yielding
1 to 8 POUNDS AMMONIA.
Also 80 to 90 lbs. earthy hone Phos
| phalc of lime, 30 lbs. of which are
SOLUBLE PHOSPHATE.
It combines a’l the advantages of Ihe
j best brands of Super-Phosphate,with those
of Peruvian Guano.
By reason of its
GREA TER GOJVCEKTRA TIOJV,
we recommend 20 per ct. less by weight
per acre, than of any fertilizer costing the
same per ton ; and no more per ache than
I of those selling at 30 per ct. more per ton
i Hence
ITS ECONOMY!
This Guano weighs 65 lbs. per bushel,
hence in applying it farmers must bo gov
erned by weigiit and not by bulk, for it is
much lighter than the Super-Phosphates,
j Every cargo duly inspected.*^
JOHN S. REESE & CO.,
General Agents for the South,
tjelG 71 South street, Baltimore.
The Fertilizer for Maryland
Lands!
B j&k.XyG-'XX.* s
RAW-BONE
PHOSPHATE!
I Containing 53 per ct. Phosphate of Lime,
And 4.05 *• Ammonia.
' TT SHOULD he borne in mind, that the
i I Phosphate of Lime in this article be
ing obtained exclusively from RAW
BONES and a TRUE BIRD GUANO
! there is no portion of it inoperative as in
the case of SUPER PHOSPHATES made
| from MINERAL GUANOS’ hat being en
tirely Soluble in the Soil continues to im
parl its fertilizing qualities to the crops
for years.
| The remarkable success which has at
tended its use in MARYLAND and parts
of VIRGINIA is a sufficient guaranty to
induce those wiio have not tried it to do
so.
The GRAIN CROP in this State where
i this FERTILIZER has been applied is
j supposed to have been increased from 2-1
to 50 per cent by its use. While for TO
BACCO and GRASS LANDS its success
lias been equally decided.
The price in Baltimore is uniform with
the Manufacturer’s Factory price.
GEORGE DUGDALE,
M anufacturer’s Agent,
105 Smith’s Whf. Baltimore.
For Sale at Manufacturers price the cost
of transportation added, by
ARCHER, HOWARD St CO.,
je26 Bel Air.
TO FARMERS.
Lodi Company's Poudrette,
Over 0,000 barrels sold last season.
Coo's SupiT-Pliosplialc of Lime,
A t greatly reduced prices,
cmovxra bodies,
From Indianapolis, Indiana, warranted pure, j
and superior to any other in market.
GUANO,
Consisting of Meat and Bone ground together, )
from Indianopilis, warranted to contain no other
| ingredient. The demand for this article could
not he supplied last year.
100,000 BUSHELS SHELL LIME,
Slacked or uuslacked.
BOWEN St MERCER,
No. 3 Exchange Place, Baltimore.
Jebl6_
NEW
Grocery, Provision
a n n
FEED STORE,
Corner of Aisquith and Jefferson Sts,
BALTIMORE.
JOHN COX
Respectfully informs his friends of Har
ford county, that he has opened a NEW
STORK at the above place, and solicits a
call.
$f- All kinds of COUNTRY PRO
DUCE will betaken in exchange for goods,
at the market prices.
OATS, CORN, CHOP,
MILL FEED,
Bought and sold.
All orders filled with promptness
and fidelity. fiecS
J. M. STREET’!’,
AffXQllfSir AS &AW
Can be seen at his cilice in Bel Air on
Monday and Tuesday of each week.
mh3
I
r PIIE UNDERSIGNED HAVING RE-
L sinned the practice of his profession,
tenders Ids professional services to the
public.
Oflice, at present, next door to Steven
son Archer’s, up stairs,
mhl WM, GALLOWAY.
THE ms m IMTELLPiNCEH
IS PUBLISH El)
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
BY
A. W- BATEMAN,
AT
One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum ,
IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE
TWO DOLLARS WILL RK CHARGED.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
One square, (eight lines or less,) three iuser-I
lions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 ets.
One square throe months, $2.00; .Six months,
$5.00; Twelve months, SB.OO.
Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less Ilian a year.
I' ' - " I I I INI I ■
ijjimical.
THE KIVER OF DEATH
There's mam' a holy rapturous strain
Floating o’er the River of Death,
To the weary who wait, like the ripened grain,
For the touch of the Reaper’s breath.
I There are flashes of light on each lifted wave,
As it glides from the further shore,
To the shadowy border nt*r tear-drops lave,
In the lull of the water’s roar.
There are harp-strings stirred by the perfumed
air,
And gushing with melody sweet,
Like the whispered notes of a child at prayer,
In the hush of the twilight deep.
They hear the low music so solemn and grand,
And heed not the eddying tide,
For they catch a gleam ol the forms that stand
By the streams on the other side.
And wo see a light on the calm white brow,
Like the glow of the crimson morn ;
But we see not tlie lips on the lids of snow,
All the night we deem so long,
And we only know wbgu we hear no more,
As we watch for the passing breath,
That an angel is swiftly bearing them down
The banks of the River of Death—
Only know that their footsteps are pressing the
sands
Of the shore that their brightness laves ;
And sec the gleam of their snowy hands
Flashing over the fur dark waves.
And over their bosoms fresh garlands we lay,
And a lily we twine in their hair—
Fit emblems of beauty, now blighted they say,
Those garlands and lily-buds arc.
1 call it not blighted—l decay them not.dead
Who thus pass away in their bloom ;
For they rest in their beauty where tears are not
shed
O’er the darkness and blight of the tomb.
And oil, as I sit at the casement alone,
I list, if perchance I may hear,
Through the stately pines as they sway and
moan,
Like a child at the shrouded bier,
The flutter cf sails and the rushing of waves,
i And the flash of a gilded oar,
As the reaper starts from his emerald eaves
To carry me down to the shore ;
And 1 wait for the swoop of an angel wing,
And the clasp of an angel hand,
For the sound of a harp and the chant of a
hymn,
And the light of the glory land.
But alas ! I listen and wait in vain ;
Yet 1 know that my weary feet
Shall wander ore long from the valley of pain
To the river so solemn and sweet.
1 shall go with the Reaper, changeless and pale,
_ And each woe that my heart lias known,
Each agonized cry, each desolate wail,
Each fearful and piteous moan,
Shull bo washed away by the murmurous waves,
From my spirit so joyous and free,
hen I see the smile i-f the lovely who wait
On the beautiful shore lor me.
HJistdlitucflus.
Brick Pomeroy’s Second Letter to Bill
Arp,
Did you hear anything drap up this
j way ! Something foil down ! The man
j at the other end of the avenue snapped a
cap, Bill, just to see if the nipple was
clear ! The cap means business ! It is
some ways to the other end of the ave
nue where the vultures have gathered to
least upon the corpse so terribly man
gled, but the man at the other cud of the
avenue has a quick eye, a cool brain, a
j steady nerve and his gnu is ready !
j Just you sit down behind a stump like,
and keep cool. It is doggoned aggrava
| Ung to keep cool hi a light, but you must
! do it. The report, of that cap whistled
j from Maine to Minnesota, and several
millions of true sportsmen arc ready to
load for the man at the other end of the j
avenue to fire.
And tell your folks there to keep still
—to plant their cotton, corn, rice and
sugar cane. Give them good advice,
Bill. Help them smooth down the hil
locks, and level tho sod over the graves
where so many of your brave boys and
our brave boys aic sleeping together I
Build up the houses our boys pulled!
down, and soon as wo got our war duds
oil' wo will help you, Bill. You mo we |
are unhitching the team which run away 1
and broke down y.ur gate. We don’t
j like the team any butter than you did.—
Your gato post was our gate post. The
team was a bad one—the man at the oth
er end of the avenue is unhitching it.
Tell your folks to ba brave in peace us
they were in war. The early winds of
spring—tho February and March winds
are of more account than you dream of.
They are blowing the dead leaves out of
the forest. They are blowing tho deal |
ducks far out to sea 1 They arc clearing
away the debris—wheeling the little
sticks hither and you. Rolling, flying and
eddying around, the loaves and twigs are
leaving their lute resting place, and it
will not be long, Bill, before all this rub
bish will be removed and tho grass and
flowers will again beau ify the earth as
bclore. And there shall bo no more
prifwling—no more poachers. The matt
at the Jther cud of the avenue is nor a
clown, bufiton, a vulgar jester, a low wit,
a boorish story teller. Ah ! no, Bill 1
Mo is a v tv good man and you will like
him. We like him because he is just.—
The ptoj.le like him because he is gener
ous aud s'atesm inliko.
We have been having some little trou
ble up this way, Bill. The revellers who
lately sat in our banquet hall were kitch- 1
eu scullions, but they are going home I
s mu. And when they have all gone, we i
shall have a nice party there. Time is j
■ loosening the ice in the river. Same of!
| us know how you folks have been used j
and wo are telling others.
I V 1 ~
-■ ot long since when wo told people
that our people when lighting your peo
ple were stealing themselves rich, they
said wff'woro disloyal and put us in pris
on. And they pulled down our printing
j offices. They threw our type into riv
ers. They mobbed us iu our places of:
business. They shot at aud wounded us
on the street. They withhold business!
from us They sought to array the people
of the North against those who believed '
iu toting fair. They did all these things
in tho name of God aud the great moral
party ? But spring fashions tiro coming
on, Bill, and in a little while you and I
will meet somewhere and will ho good
friends, and your boys and our boys after
a while will be loving the same girls and
riding down the same lane together.
It is hard to sit behind the stump,
Bill, and see the light going on. It may
be bard tor your folks to work on their i
plantations, to rebuild their cities and
bleach out their mourning goods, while !
there is a tremor of war yet on the air,
Bill, but you cun do it. And you will
do U. Do you be true and brave—we
will answer for the rest. I'ou have more
witnesses in the North, Bill, than you
know of. There are skeletons in many
families hereaway, and there are skeletons j
some people would b dog goned glad to [
get rid of—gla lif they had never took j
them iu.
There are pianos, silver spoons, silver |
sugar bowls, silver cream pitchers, silver !
sugar tongs, gold watches, beautiful paint
ings, valuable books, important documents,
rings, breast pius, lockets, laces, silk
goods, last horses, mnhlo top bureaus,
rose wood furniture, guitars, photographs,
keepsakes of mementoes of gold and sil-1
ver, and other witnesses hero from your
district; witnesses in the convention
against the thieves who overran your!
country iu the name of loyalty aud stole |
from you while their e imrades were |
lighting. And tboss witnesses are hav-!
ing weight now. Their testimony is be-j
coming more and more important. Not
more in your behalf, Bill, than against |
the plunder loving thieves and cowards j
who went into the war to steal more than i
to light, to till their pockets more than to !
subdue the rebellion so-called.
We have got sick of this kind of fool-1
ishness. Wo sent for Macginnis, and be \
is now at the ether end of the Avenue j
with a gun in his hand, ready to resist j
further encroachments on our domain.—
It is hard, Bill, to forget the insults of the
past, but we must do it. We were both
wrong. We both fought well. Wo
hurt you and you hurt us ! We are both j
Americans, and \ou know Bill, that is ai
good stock. Up hero in the Nor'h the j
■people are sick of feasting on blood, and I
we will have no more of it, except in do- i
1 fanco of law, order and the Constitutiin.
j The musk is being snipped from the high- |
j waymeu who lately patrolled our moun- :
I tain paths and all is euiuing out well. So I
bo of good cheer. Do you stand close by
it. Assert your rights, Bill, and we will
help you maintain them. The war is !
] past. The bloody curtain is rolled up.—
You take held of one end, we will take
hold of the other and carry it far away.—
The scenes of the past shall never bo re
enacted Bill, if youus will be brave,
weuus will stand by you, aud wo will soon
bo happy together.
•‘Brick’’ Pomeroy.
Mining Under the Sea.
Some of the coal and copper mines of
j England are at this time being worked iu
j what appears to he a most singularly dan
j gerous manner. They extend out four bun
[ dred yards (near a quarter of a mile) un
: der the bed ot the sea, and, in some places
two hundred and sixty feet below tho
level. Tho beating of the waves against
the shores and rucks is distinctly audible,
even iu calm weather when the explorer
gets near the sea level. When storms
I arise tho roar is terrible, and the boldest
i ,lleu ure at times afraid to work lest tho
: s a should break through and fill the
mine. Nor is this fear without great
j cause, fur the salt water actually oozes
through, and drips, impregnated with the
| c ipper ore, into the mine. Three feel of
i rook is about all that is left, on an aver
age, between the mine aud the sea In
ma iy galleries. A day’s work in the
wrung place with tho pickaxe might cause
the destruction of tho whole works. In
deed, in stormy weather, the salt water
jo s and spans through in thin continuous
stieims. Plugs, sometimes the thickness
loi a man s leg, alone standing between
i the miner and the sea to keep it out. —
No accident has ever yet happened, but
those who remember the Thames Tunnel,
twice or thrice tilled with water, must
feel that some day an accident is almost
oertain to
dimage must be immense, and the loss of
life great and certain. The veins of cop
per, however, ate rich, and men will fol
low them to their uttermost, the pro
prietors of tho mines fooling that were
| an invasion of the water to take place
I they could slop the leak, as Mr. Brunei
I did that of tho Thames Tunnel, by!
j sinking bags of clay over tho hole, and
I then pumping out the water with their
I enormous engines.
| The consequences, had I done so, can
! neither be imagined or described, but
! they could by no possibility have been
j otherwise than fatally horrible.” No one
i can here doubt of a special interposition |
j of God by which from calamity most ter- j
j rible, hundreds of lives were wonderfully
I spared —Home Monthly.
Extraordinary Excitement in Bracken I
County, Kentucky.
A correspondent of the Mt. Sterling}
(Ky.) Sentinel gives the following ac
count of a fiery fiend visible iu Bracken
county ;
Bracken Co., Ky, Feb. 17, 1860.
The people iu this neighborhood are in
the greatest state of excitement in conse
-1 quence of a remarkable visitation or appa
rition, of sonic demoniacal personage in
our midst. I am not a believer in the
doctrine that disembodied spirits can “re
visit the glimpses of the moon,” nor do
1 believe that epoch designated in l
prophecy, when the chains of Satan arc
to be unloosed, has arrived. But tho
things whereof 1 now write arc of such
strange import, so inexplicable, so that I
have determined to put you in possession
of a full and explicit narrative of them,
merely promising that every word is true,
i and tho facts sworn to, as witness the ac
companying affidavit. What it is, lam
unable to say. I merely give the facts,
such us 1 am personally cognizant of, and
leave it to wiser heals than my own to
unravel tho mystery.
On .Monday night last, after myself and
family had retired to rest, we were sudden
j ly aroused by a great outcry from the negro
j quarters —which are immediately to the
j rear of tho house—in which prayers vied
I for supremacy with blasphemies, men,
womeu aud children screaming “fire !”
aud “murder !” at tho top of their voices,
all conspiring to create a scone worthy of
a pandemonium. Terribly startled, my
wife aud I sptang from our bed. The
room was illuminated as brightly us by a
flood ot sunlight, though the light was of
bluish cast. Our first and most reasonable
conclusion was that the negro cabins were
I being consumed by fire. We rushed
[ to the windows and beheld a sight that
j fairly curdled tho blood in our veins
| with horror, and filled our hearts with the
| utmost terror. My daughter, shrieking
loudly, came ruuniog into my room, hys
terical with fear. This is what we bo-
I bold;
Standing to tho right of tho upper cab
| in, near the fence that separates the nc
, groes’ garden from the house yard, was a
j creature of gigautio stature, and the most
| horrifying appearance. It was nearly as
; high as the comb of cabin, and had a mon-
I strous head not dissimilar in shape to that
of an ape; two short white horns appeared
j above each eye ; its arms were long, cov
ered with shaggy hair of an ashy hue,
and terminated with huge paws, not un
| like those of a cat, and armed with long
| and hooked claws. Its breast was as
i broad as that of a large sized ox. Its
| legs resembled tho front legs of a horse,
i only the hoofs were cloven. It had a long
tail, armed with a dart shaped horn, which
it was continually switching about. Its
i eyes glowed like two living coals (if fire,
i whjlo from its nostrils were emitted
| sheets of bluish colored flame, with a hiss
| iug sound, like tho hiss of a serpent, only
I a thousand-fold louder. Its general col
j or, save its arms, was a dull, dingy brown.
I The air was powerfully impregnated with
a smell of burning sulphur. Tho poor i
negroes wi re evidently laboring under the j
exlremest terror, aud two of them, an old |
i woman and lad wore actually driven to in- j
j sanity Dy their fears, and have not reoov-1
i ered their reason up to this writing. I
; do not know how long this monster, de-1
men or devil, was visible after wc reached |
tho window—possibly some three seconds. I
When it vanished it was enveloped in a'
spiral column of flame that reached near- 1
ly to the tops of tho locust trees adjacent, j
and which hid his horrid form completely
■| from view. The extinction of the flame
was instantaneous, and with its disappear
ance we were relieved of tho presence of
this remarkable visitor.
It would be impossible for me to at
' tempt to describe the effect of this visits- j
, tiou upon the members of my family.—
, Suffice it to say, that my wife and two 1
daughters are firmly persuaded that it was |
the veritable Satan. For myself, I would
willingly believe that we all, by some cu- j
rious coincidence, had been the victims of
a horrid nightmare, did I not know that!
wo were fully awake, and actually wit
nessed that which is above recorded.— j
Again, if ours has boon the only family I
visited by this unearthly creature, li
should have kept silent, and, perhaps, tu
tored my mind into the belief that it was)
au hallucination.
But precisely tho same apparition made
its appearance at my neighbor’s, Mrs.
Wm. Dole, appearing there in precisely
the same shape in which it preseute
itselt to us, save the head, which appear'd
ed to those who witnessed it at Mrs. D.’s
to resemble that of a horse. At Mr.
Adam Fuqua’s, another neighbor, its bead
was that of a vulture. On Tuesday night
it appeared at Mr. Jesse Bond’s, theie
wearing tho head of au elephant. At all
these places it made the same appearance,
as at my house—excepting only the chang
ing of the head—and disappeared iu the
I samo manner. Those parties arc all re-
I liable ladies and gentlemen, and at my re
quest have made oath to what they wit
j nessed.
What it is, what its object, what its
mission, is something that passes my poor
I comprehension. What I have above writ
ten is simple, unadorned truth. You are
jat liberty to use this in any manner you
j may esteem proper.
Respectfully your friend,
Nathaniel G. Squires.
Stale of Kentucky, Bracken County
| — Set. —This day personally appeared
before the undersigned, John G. Finley,
| J ustico of the Peace, within and for the
county and State aforesaid, Nathaniel G.
| Squires, Minerva Squires, Sarah I).
I Squires, Lucy Squires, Martha W. Dole,
Adam Fuqua and Jesse Rond, who being
duly sworn according to law, declare that
the statements iu the foregoing letter are
true as far as refers to each of them,
j And I certify that affiants are credible and
j reliable persons, and their statements
j entitled to full faith and credit.
John G. Finley, J. P. B. C.
The Railroad Engineer.
One i f our railroad engineers, same
| years since, was running an express train
of ten well filled cars. It wau iu the
night and a very dark night too. His
train was behind time, he was putting the
engine to the utmost speed ot which it
was capable, in order to reach a certain
point at the proper hour, lie was run
ning oo a straight and level hack, and at
this unusual velocity, when a conviction
struck him that he must stop. “A some
thing scorned to tell me,” he said, “that,
to go on was dangerous, and that I must
stop if I would save life.
I looked back at my train and it was
all right. I strained my eyes and peered
into the darkness, and could sec no sig
nal of danger, nor anything betokening
danger, aud there in the daytime I could
have seen five miles. I listened to the
working of my engine, tried the water,
looked at the scales, and all was right.—
I tried to laugh myself out of what I
then considered a foolish fear ; but like
Banquo’s ghost, it would not down at my
bidding, but grew stronger in its hold
upon mo. 1 thought ol the ridicule I
would have heaped upon me if I did stop
but ii was of no avail.
The conviction—for by this time it had
ripened into a conviction—that I must
stop, grew stronger, and I resolved to
slop. I shut oil, blew the whistle for
brakes accordingly. I came to a dead
halt, got oif and went ahead a littlg with
out saying anything to anybody what was
the mutter. I bait a lamp iu my hand
I aid hud gone about sixty feet, when I
siw what convinced mo that premonitions
are sometimes possible. I dropped the
lantern from my nervous grasp, and sat
down on the track utterly unable to
stand.”
Ho goes on to tell us that there he
found that some one bad drawn a spike
which bad long fastened a switch rail,
aud opened a switch which had always
been kept locked, which led on to a track
—only about one hundred aud fifty feet
long which terminated iu a stone quar
ry ! “Here it was wide open, and had
I not obeyed my premonitory warning—
call it what you will—l should have run
into it, and at (ho end of the track, only
abmt ten rods long, my heavy engine and
train moving at the rate of forty-five miles
an hour, would Lave come into collision
with a solid wall of rook eighteen feet
high.
Decidedly Rich —The following in
formation was returned a few days since
j to the clerk of the court of quarter ses
sions, by Richey Harrison, justice of (ho
| peace, Fort Ferry, Pa.:
j Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Alle
-1 ghany county, SS: Before me, the aub
| soribor, one of the justices of the peace iu
i and for said county, personally came Mary
, Casey, who, upoa oath, administered ac
-1 cording to law, deposeth and saith that at
! Hamburg, in the county of Alleghany,
j on (he 11th day ofOotober, A. D. 1865,
| one William 11. Sample did charge his
1 daughter, about thirteen years of age,
j with slander, who was killed on the rail
| road, and after examination by physicians,
. j it proved not to be the ease, wherefore she
| drew a warrant to issue the said William
j 11. Sample bo held to answer a charge of
' slander. Mary Casey.
Sworn and subcribeil before me this
j 11th day of October.
Richey Harrison, J F.
Something has evidently been done or
[ said by Mr. Sample, but it would require
the aid of at least thirty-five Philadelphia
lawyers to determine what. The learned
| justice has made his mark in the world.
Ckg-The fossil remains of a gigantic
| bird, estimated to have stood about twen
i live leet high, have recently been disoover
-led in New Zealand. From, the deserip
! tion given of these remains,' they do not
I appear to have belonged to a moa, but to
j some other gigantic bird of which we have
j no record in New Zealand.
(Rafßillings says, “I never could find
j the meaning of the word ‘collide’ in Web
j ster. But tiding the other day on the
York Railway I saw it all. It is the at
tempt of two trains to pass each other
on a single track. If I remember cor
rectly it was a shocking failure.”
SSa?“Wby is a table like a lion ? Be
cause if you have any fun in you, you can
“set it in a roar.”

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