OCR Interpretation

The Cambria freeman. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1867-1938, October 24, 1867, Image 1

Image and text provided by Penn State University Libraries; University Park, PA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032041/1867-10-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

" ' ' . .... :
w A -
MflT' Ml I
----- -r r ? -
- - x'. ' :-r;
p t. JOIIXSTOX, Editor.
II. A. MTIXLE, FotstlSlW.
f f 1 III
ft 5 II i
Cambria jfrccmau
in Ebeuibarg, Cnlrl. Co., P.,
I following rates, payable within three
month fiom date of subscribing :
(be copy, cue year, - $2 00
cie copy, tix months, - - - - 1 00
(J:;e copy, iVircc months, - - 60
Thoe who fail to pay their subscriptions
sutil after the expiration of six months will
be ch-irjeJ at the rate of $2.50 per year,
-j tii -e ho fail to pay until after the ex
vr:itii n of twelve months will be charged at
il'grAtdiliS.OO per year. ,
JVe've numbers constitute a quarter;
;wcutv five, six months; and fifty numbers,
esc ycir.
ic cq-. ire, 12 lines, one insertion, $1 00
r A si;lseii'jent insertion, 2ft
.iuJitvr'a Notices, each,
Air.iiiiistrator ' Notices, each,
E:'jtors' Nutices, each,
"t:rav Notices, each,
2 00
2 50
2 50
1 50
1 yr.
$6 00
12 00
15 00
25 00
28 00
So 00
00 00
3 7105.
6 mot.
i 4 00
8 00
10 00
14 00
1C 00
25 00
35 00
I ijiwre, 12 lies,
$ 2 GO
5 00
7 00
9 50
11 CO
14 (0
2o 00
2 sijuires, 24 lines,
tq'iartr, t!0 hues,
,i.:.rtfr column,
T.,iru column,
iiail co.unv.i,
e O.'.unin,
fessi ijnI or Business Cards, not
ucte.liug 8 lines, with paper, 6 00
0'v.luary Notices, over six lines, tin cents
Steciiii and busiurso 'Kot.ices eiglit cents
er hue ilt nrsst insertion, ami lour cuu for
uch tubsequent Insertion.
Ees'.'Iutions ol bocietiea, nr communica-t-'.3
of a .ersonal cature mut be paid for
aaJvei tucment.
Vi'e have rnade arrangements by which
tMDiio or have done all kinds of plain
:.j fancy Job Ptinting, such ns Bwts,
;.aip!iets. Show Cards, Bill and Lettc-i
I.aJs, H.iHdbills, Circulars, Arc, in the best
'e of the art and at the mo&t moderate
.t'.;ts. Aluo, all kind of Kuling. C'ank
jki, RtXtk Binliur, &c, executed to order
s g n.l the best and as cheap a3 the
t-i Ma larae t$ck of the lct
ILusttru made
tot- L&J-ics' and Children's Wear,
jH9 lubscribtr Lps jmt added to kia ndaort"
ratct a full and complete inroice of
Boots and Shoes for Men and Youths,
I'.cu he wul not only warrant to be sup&
x to any pjoda of like character now being
in this market, but vastly bettr iu
"cry respect than the slop-shop work with
the ccuntrv ia flooded. Remember
v. I offer no article for 6ale which I do
t guarantee to be regular cuatom made, of
e Lett material and superior finish, and
i-i'e I do uot pretend to compete in pricea
-i, ti.o : i . t wn.
it I can furnish BOOTS, SHOES, &c,
it will give tnort service for less money
a any other dealer in this community, and
pledge myself to repair, free of charge, any
'''.t; tint may give way after a reasonable
an.1 reasonable usage. Everybody is
pecifu.ly invited to call and examine my
-'k acJ leam my prices.
The siibscriber is also prepared to mann
jre to order any and all work in hi3 line,
- e very best material and workmanship,
at prices as reasonable as like work can
:Uiiil anywhere. French Calf, Com
;3 Calf, Morocco and all ether kinds of
!.cr constantly on hand.
Store on Main, street, next door to
iwfurd'd Hotel.
Ebcnsburg. Sept. 28, 1867.
13 just opened a full assortment of well se
lected and most desirable
mm & summer coods.
Gents and Boys furnished with CLOTH--G,
HATS. SHOES. &c of the latest
?Im and best materia!, at the LOWEST
'th will be sold by the yard or made to
jr in the most approved manner,
uaving given full satisfaction to his cus--fs
fur more than twenty-five teaks,
?Jarantees tlie same to all who may favor
'jth their patronage in the future.
3-Strre on the west side of Montgomery
lelow Blair, next door to Masonic
;;vujliaysburg, Pa. my23.1y.J
lA-s just opened, aDd offers for sale lower
ineycan De Dougnt
--re. a Bn1.ni;l io
r-'dav an.l ir.ntn.r.,. r.,
uescrintiori ArmimFONs .1 KTv kt
. and a variety of all articles i'n his line.
. Jnng of Clocks, Watches, and all kinds
'welry, done on short notice and moat
;ahe terms. All work warranted.
-0-1 ir 9 fell0p' Uiu 6trec opposite Public
uus-e, rjensburg. sep.5.'67.
"KIVATE SALE. Tha snbscri
"trat rrivatflfial.
toirta.l Saw Mill located in Susquehan'
. , , k!"Pi Cambria COOlitv. formflrlw nwn-
f 11 i! bnl hy Cole & Barberich. The
;iitnV ruining order. Parties de-
w imy Ciln caU OQ F . j Barbe
ftC- 2ry. Carrolltown.!
Sf CO.
of sundry writs of Vend. Expon. and Fi.
Fa., issued out of the Court of G..nimon
IMeas of Cambria county and to me directed,
there will be exposed to 1'ublic Sale, at the
Court House in EbeDsbtsrg, on Saturday. Hit
With day of Octobet, inst., at 1 o'clock P. m.
the foilowing Keal Estate, to wit : All the
right, title and interest of Edward M'Glade,
of, in and to a pieca or parcel of land situata
in Summerhill township, Cambria county,
adjoining land3 of Christian Smay, William
M'Conncll, and others, containing four hun
dred acres, more or:ess, unimproved. '
Also, a piece or parcel of land situate in
Summerhill township', Cambria countv, ad
joining lands of Wm.fi. Hughes, heirs of
John Crum, and others, containing three
hundred acres, more or less, about one hun
dred and twenty acres of which are cleared,
having thereon erected a two story Log
House and a one-and a half story Log House
and Frame Burn, now in the occupancy of
the said Edward ll'Glade.
Also, a piece of parcel of land situate in
Washington township, Cambria county, ad
joining lands of Wm. llussell, Joseph Mc
GuUgh, and others, containing two hundred
acres, more or lets, about twenty acres of
which are cleared, having thereon erected a
two story Plank House. Frame Stable and
water Saw Mill, uow in the occupancy of
Peter McGough. .
Taken in execution and to be cold at the
suit of Henry Logan.
All the right, title and interest of Edward
McGlade, of, in and to a piece or parcel of
land situate in Summerhill township, Cam
bria county, adjoining lands of William 11.
Hughes, William Carr, and others, contain
ing fuur hundred and forty-one aens, rnoro
or lets, unimproved.
Taken in execution and to be Sold at tin;
suit of lienry Foeier.
Shff 's Office, Ebenaburg, Oct. 10, 18o7.St
By virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Court of the County of Cambria, there will
be exposed to sale, at the Hotel of Francis
P. Grussberger, in the Borough of Carrol !
town, on Saturday, the ldlh day of Nwrcmbcr
next, at 2 o'clock r. M. , the following real
estate, of which Peter Wible, late of Carroll
township, died seized, to wit: A CEUTA1N
situate in Carroll township, Cambria county,
adj"iniug lands cf Levi Luther, John W.
Luther, Solomon Dumm, James Dick, and
others, ccntaiuing one hundred acres, or
thereabouts, about eighty acres of which are
cleared, having thereon erected a two story
Frame House and a large Frame Bjrn.
Terms qf Sale Oue-third to be paid on
confirmation of fcale; one other third in one
year thereafter, with interest, to be secured
by the judgment bond and mortgage of the
fUrchaser, and tho otLor thir.l to tfroaiu a.
ien oa the premises, legal interest thereon
to be paid annually to Elizabeth Wible,
widow of the said Peter Wible, dte'd, from
the date of confirmation of sale, by the pur
chasers, his heirs or assigns, during her life
time, and the principal, at her decease, to
the l.eirs and legal representatives of tte
said Peter Wibel, or to the parties w ho may
then be legally entitled to the same.
Oct. 10, 1867.-3t.
TATE. By virtue of an order of the
Court of Common -Pleas of the County of
Cambria, (pursuant to proceedings in parti
tion.) to me directed, I will expose to sale,
by public vendue or outcry, at the Hotel of
Francis P. Grossberger, in the Borough of
Carrolltown, on Saturdayi the ldth day of
November next, at 2 o'clock P. M. , the follow
ing reai estate, of which Chri6tian Wible,
late of Carroll township, died seized, viz :
CEL OF LAND situate in Carroll township,
Cambria county, being part of a larger tract
in the name of John Dorsey, adjoining lands
of Solomon Dumm, George Trindle, George
Misel, and others, containing KiKETT-ElGnT
acees, strict measure, or thereabouts, about
one acre of which is cleared, having thereon
erected a one and-a-half Etory Plank House;
being the same piece of land conveyed unto
Peter Wible, dee'd, by Henry Buck and
wife, by their deed dated the 23d day of
June, 1854, and by the said Peter Wible
conveved, by articles of agreement, to Chris
tian Wible, dated the 14th June, 18G2, re
corded in the county of Cambria, in Record
Book, vol. 1, page 21. Terms Cash.
Oct. 10. 1867.-3t.
signed Auditor, appointed by the Court
of Common Pleas of Cambria county, at
September Term, 1807, to distribute the
fund in the hands of Robert A. M'Coy and
George C. K. Za'nm, Assignees of John Mc
Coy, as shown by their supplemental and
final account, amongst the creditors, Ac,,
entitled thereto, hereby notifies all persons
interested that he will attend to the duties
of said appointment, at his-office in Ebens-
burg, on Friday. tJie 1st day of November,
1867, at 2 o'clock P. M., when end where
they must present their claims or Ixj debarred
from coming in for a share of said fund.
,.. GEO. W. O ATM AN, Auditor. .
Ebenslurg, Oct. 10, 18J7-St.
.Sl. signed Auditor, appointed by the Or
phans' Court of Cambria county to report
distribution of the assets in the hands of
William Kittell, Esq., Trustee to sell Prem
ises No. 2 of the real estate of Daniel Dl
mond, deceased, to and amongst the persons
legally entitled thereto, hereby notifies all
persons interested that he will attend to the
duties of said appointment, at his office In
Ebensburg, on Friday, the 8th day of Novet
her, 1867, at 2 o'clock p. jr., whea and where
they must present their claims, or be debar
red from coming in for a share of said fund.
' GEO. W. OATM AN, Auditor. '
Ebensburg, Oct. 10, 1867.-8t. - .
scriber offers for sale his STEAM SAW
MILL, known as ."Cambria Mill,". two and
a half miles north of Gallitzin. Cambria co.
The Mill is in perfect working order, and
will be sold on reasonable terms, Apply on
the premises to JEROME DAWSON.
Sjjc ocfs Jlrparlnunt
Air Fat Maloy.
The autumn winds now cheerless sweep, a
weird requiem screams.
Around our homes, where. oft in bleep, we've
had our sweetest dreams.
No more bright hopes of pluuder stalk before
ur longing eyes, :
A doleful sound of vanquished, wbip'd, oar
list'uing ears surprise. ; -
We see our hopes our party's name now
trembling on the brink
Of a base career of frauds and crimes, rre
shudder when we think
That those whom once our very nod would
cause to leave our way.
Can shout with triumph in our ears, the
Rads have had their day.
It's only one short year ago, that laurels
crown'd our brow,
The hero ( ?) then, of Snickersv ille, was
rosster of the scow.
But now destruction's at the helm, we're
drifting on the shoals.
An awful gale has struck our prow, which
makes us "hunt t ur hols.".
The sceptre we have wielded with unrelent
ing sway.
Is emitrng us like miscreants, from Maine to
The colored gang has bravely fought against
the turbid wavej
But 5tl33 our craft's untimely wreck'd. the
nigger crew to save.
We are drifting, swiftly drifting, to a fate
that's riht and meet,
A just retaliation for our actions indiscreet.
E'en now we feel the wretcheduess of our
unhappy fate j
To weep and pray is all in vain ; repentence
comes too late.
Fart well, the fattest offices; here ends our
shoddy dream ;
All party hopes were blasted through the
equalization scheme.
If punishment commensurate with our frauds
they bhtmld demand,
Then half our leaders, sure, would 6wing
from off the hangman's stand.
We are not passing from the field with a
gradual decay
Nut whirring like a wreath of flowers be
neath the sun's bright ray
An overdose of Sambo is the cause of all
our ills,
Tie party has been purged to death with
Thaddy Steven's pills.
Come weep with me, 'you Radicals, who
dirty work have done ;
Let 's pau?c in our careers before the day of
grace is gone.
A lo.a.t,o in igtniy ourning now to warn
us from the way
That wrecked onr craft which erst could
strike its millions in dismay.
Sales, Sftritjtfs, wtbofesc.
This is a thrilling narrative of a noble
North American Indian.
It is also the 6imple story of a woman's
And it is a touching illustration of the
power of paternal affection.
As well as a tale of bitter and terrible
It is also first-class in every respect, and
warranted to keep one year in any cli
mate, and it is a number of other things,
which I won't mention, because I don't
want to tell the anecdote before I get to
it. For I ooco knew a man who under
took to write a preface to his book, and
when be got through he couldn't tell
whether to make a book of the preface,
or a preface of the book, and he lost his
reason, and became a straw haired luna
tic trying to decide.
Oat ia the prairie dwelt an Indian chief
named Fiery Nose, and Fiery Nose had a
daughter, over whose head sixteen Indian
summers might hare passed.
Now it will be necessary, you perceive,
that this copper complected young maiden
should have a lover, in order to give this
story tbe proper degree of interest So
she had one, and his name was Buffalo
Bull, and he was an aged brave, some
years her senior, and be wore knock knees
and goggles, and was related to a red
haired tribe of Indians who ate the bread
of idleness, excepting when they were
compelled to work for a living. Buffalo
Bull was a fine old brave, and he always
hit directly from the shoulder, and con
sidered it no disgrace to drink nine fingers
of fire-water at one time, and wear crape
on his bat when his first wife died.
He also bad a cow-lick in his hair.
Tbe old aborigine Fiery nose,, hadn't
tbe slightest idea in the world that such
a venerable old savage sb B. B. , sprung in
tbe knees and spavined as be was, ever
tkooght to marry bis daughter. But,
strange to say, that was the very identical
thing upon which Bufialo had set his
heart , ,
So he called one evening at the family
mansion of Fiery Nose, with tbe intention
of murdering him . in a peaceable and
friendly manner, and then eloping with
his daughter, tbe Fair Prairie Flower. ;
On that very night Fiery Nose sat in
bis library with his war paint on, trying
to balance his scalp account, which was
one scalp- short, and the Prairie Flower
also wore paint, and sat reading Tupper'a
inspiring poems under the chandelier in
the front parlor. ' '
When Buffalo Bull came in, ho weot
back into the library, and entered into
conversation with the old man, for Ie ha J
rare conversational powers, and spoke his
native tongue with a facility that was at
once admirable and remarkable.
"Will you take a pipe?", asked the
hospitable Fiery Nose; "do, take one,"
handing him a coil of gas-pipe. "I have
some tobacco that has a stamp on it, and
it consequently must!' be good. It ws
grown in Paducha."--'.
"Why don't you use 'the 'Atud Turtle'
brand V' observed BdfTalo Bull. "Every
paper you buy has -tnilIjon dollar bill in
itj and you can get it for ? five' cents. It
is an excellent investment for your sur
plus earnings. Let me advise you to get
some." .'
"Ah, I w il'," said Fiery Nose. "Pray
halre,'' said he to his child, "go around
and buy me two papers of Mud Turtle to
bacco. You'd better, ride. Get a quar
ter's worlh of tickets, and you may buy
'yellow jack' with the change." "
The fair Prairie Flower kissed her aed
parent until Jus colors began to run, nnd
then she went out on her errand with a
small hat over her eyes.
"Nice girl, ain't she !" said Fiery
Nose; "I've had a great deal of trouble
bringing her up, but I am amply repaid,
and I attribute all to the met that I raised
her with yeast powders. I got the best,
and they did the business."
"She is a fine girl, and no mistake, and
she seems good, too. By the way, how
are you getting along over at your Sunday
"Tolerably, thank you," said Fiery
Nose; "tolerably. I make them an ad
dress, and play a few tunes on the melo
deon every Sabbath afternoon ; but I
can't attend to it properly, .you know."
"No? Why not T
"Well, yon see, I am constantly inter
rupted. Here last Sunday, while I was
riht in the midst of a touching hymn, a
pale face came down the road, and I was
obliged to go out and murder him. He
ran, but I told him that he'd got to die,
and if he didn't want to go out on the fly,
he'd belter succumb at once.'
"Did he ?" .
"Y'cp, he came up and apologized for
running on the ground that he wanted to
see a man. But I was mad, for you
know I am lymphatic, with a tendency to
apoplexy, and I don't like to run."
"Bight enough, too."
"So I gripped onto this fellow like a
double-headed terrierand then I scalped
him and let him go. He asked me what
I thought he ought to do, and I told him
I would advise him as a frieud to use
hair restoratives warranted not a dye, and
to shake the bottle, and rub it well in."
"It did credit to your head and heart,"
ot served Buffalo Bull.
"He said so, and concluded by giving
me his hand, and asking me if I wouldn't
bury the hatchet."
"Did you signify your willingness to
do so ?"
"I did, and the ceremony came off at
(he cemetery. The friends and relatives
of the family were invited, and the Epis
copal service was read at the grave. No
cards, however."
"What, no seven up in the carriages
going to the funeral ? Why, I thought
that was the regular thing."
"Oh, yes; we had that, of course.
But I mean no cards of invitation."
"By the way, old boy," ejaculated
Buffalo Bull, "speaking of your daughter,
she's a regular straight-out gamboge-Ekin-ned,
aboriginal angel, with no discount on
her. She's a nobby bit of calico ; and,
while I think of it, I understand young
Grixzly Bear, the festive brave of the
Algonquins, has viewed her with a critic's
eye and passed her imperfections by, and
concluded to go for her. How sayest
thou ?"
"He has, has he ? Well, permit me
to remark that he has probably shinned
op the incorrect tree. Him ? why I'd
just as leave marry her to somo wooden
headed cigar store Indian, I would, vpon
my sacred word of honor as a gentlemen."
"She's too good for him, peradventure,"
observed Buffalo Bull sententiously.
"Venture your whole pile on that, me
boy. She wears low-down bonnets, and
has her linen embroidered, she does ; be
sides she chews gum, and has a four-ounce
ring through her nose. No girl like that's
agoing to fling herself away, is she ?
Well, I should think not. Not while her
pa can dabble his hands in gore, at any
rate, I reckon."
"But, my friend," observed Bull, with
a trembling voice, "how much these eb
nlitions of youthful affection remind me
of mo childhood days. Look at ma while
I weep ; listen to these bona Jtde tears as
they patter in tho spittoon. Oh where,
where are the friendsiof me youth ? O
where are the loved ones gone ?"
"I give it up," said Fiery Nose, after
a few moments calm and patient thought.
'Don't you recollect how we used to
go out on the trail and capture little child
ren and gouge their eyes out, and chop
'em into bits, and then come home and
learn onr eatechlims and knife onr next
door neighbor, and then pray to the Great
Manitou before we went to bed. Ah,
those were happy, happy days, and we
were hilarious little Ingins, weren't we.
But now all these things are mingled with
the irrevocable past, you can just bet thy
"Why you're drunk, aint you ?" asked
Fiery Nose, '.'you're talking first-class dri
vel. Where do you get you're fire water ?
i u nave. to get oenator. lates to come
and lecture you on temperance."
To this Buffalo Bull deigned no reply,
but pretending to see something on the
top knot of Fiery Nose, he asked him to
stoop down a minute while he picked it
off. lie then clandestinely jerked out his
scalping knife and lifted his hair, after
which he jabbed the knife Into his vitals,
and threw him on the grate to die.
Just then Prairie Flower returned with
the tobacco, and perceiving at a glance
that her parent was reduced to a cinder,
she observed to Buffalo Bull that it seemed
to be pretty well up with the old man.
yes, said he ; "but a thought
6ti ikes me will vou be mine I"
"Well, I don't know ; let me see,
what was your income tax last year ?'
"I paid tax on two horse blankets,
a Barlow knife, and thirty-seven scalps.
Besides I love you to distraction. Come
to this loving heart ;. rest on my bosom,
rest. Say will you ?"
"I am ever thine own," said Prairie
Flower, as she nestled against his hunt
ing shirt.
And on her lover's arm she leant.
And round her waiste she felt it fold ;
He said "I do not care a cent,"
She said "I'll bet he finds he's sold."
Thus were these two aboriginal savages
made happy in the fullness of each other's
love. She grew old nnd ugly in time, and
he, in the depth of his unspeakable affec
tion, used to sit day after day smoking on
tbe front door steps, while she hoed corn
and wheeled home potatoes in a push cart.
Until at last she was called home to the
happy hunting ground, and he immediate
ly put fresh crape on his hat and began
browsing around fur another girl.
But docs not this teach us all a lesson,
that, that teach us, I say, a lesson
that we that we, I say, may let that
pass, however, doubtless it does teach a
lesson, but it's of no consequence.
The Sock Lake ih Texas. About
sixty miles from Houston, in Texas, in a
low, wet prairie country, but itself on
quite high and dry ground, and surrounded
by a fine little forest, is a small lake, whose
diameter may be counted bv rods, the
waters of which are so sour that it i3 al
most impossible to drink them. A num
ber of wells have been dug in the imme
diate vicinity, and the waters of these
contain iron, alum, magnesia and sul
phuric acid. Notwithstanding the diffi
culty of reaching tha place and the poor
accommodations, large numbers of invalids
go there from Southern States to drink the
water of the wells and bathe in the lake ;
and they experience immediate and re
markable benefit. The effect of the baths
is sedative, and persons who have not slept
comfortably for weeks, after taking a bath
in the lake in the evening enjoy a refresh
ing night's rest. The water becomes more
pleasant to the taste after a few glasses,
and may babottled or put in wooden casks
without losing its strength. The soil is
so strongly Impregnated with the sane
qualities as the water that if the mud be
dissolved in pura water and a little soda
or saleratus put into it, it will foam and
efferveseoj and will be as sour as lemon
ade. Before the war a number of gentle
men were considering plans for building a
large hotel at the place ; but since then
the project has been postponed. A num
ber of gentlemen bought the property of a
man who died about twenty-five years
ago ; but according to laws of Texas a
man cannot sell his homestead without
the consent of his wife, nnd a lady of
Chicago, claiming to be the former own
er's wife, has brought a suit to recover it
under that lawi The matter is still in
The OLbEst Voor6N House -The
oldest wooden bouse in the United States
is in Dorchester soon to be a part of Bos
ton. It was built in 1633, and is called
the "Minot House," from the name of the
first owner. The house was occupied by
Gen. Washington and his body guard for
a season, during the revolution. The
house is two stories high, and the outside
has by no means a bad look. Its frame
is of oak, either Irish or white, and the
beams are sound as ever, and likewise tho
whole frame, with the exception of the !
sills, ts in a good state of preservation
The rooms are oddly shaped, and awk
wardly arranged. Tbe beams are in sight,
and are finished off and beaded and the
ceiling is very low. Indeed, it is quite
worth while to visit this ancient house.
There is a little romance connected with it.
During the early years of Dorchester, the
Indians were very troublesome. -The
Neponset tribe made" their headquarters in
the village now of that name, and the chiefs
name was Chicatawbut, hence the name
of the street on which the house stands.
Mr. Minot being absent one day, an Indian
came and tried to get admittance, bnt the
heroine wife refused to admit him, know
ing that it could be for no good intent, and
taking down her husband's loaded gun she
fired it at him, wounding him severely, and
then, in a moment, threw a pailful of boil
ing water into his bosom, lie fled to the
woods and, as tradition says, was found
dead the next morning near by, having
died of his wuunds. The woman was
honored for her bravery by the inhabitants
of the place by the presentation of a gold
wristlet, with her name upon it, and the
words, "Who slew the Naraganset In
The house is now occupied by a
family who pay eighty dollars annual rent.
"' The highest peak of the Rocky Moun
tains is 12,500 deet.
The very hot weather reminds me of
ran incident which occurred in 1839, dur
ing a hot spell upon th very far frontiers.
It was while a command of two compa
nies of tbe old Second Unite ! States dra
goons, under charge of Captain R. H,
Anderson, of the same regiment, was on
the march from what was then known as
Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, to Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas. We had struck
our tents at a very early hoar in the morn
ing, and as the first faint glimmer of day
light was observed in tbe east, the com
mand was 'straightened out" upon the
road, and prepared for a long day's march
under a burning July sun, for "Pacific
Springs" had to be made that night to
camp at, or horrible to think of, there
would be no water. We started out live
ly and buoyant ; both men and horses
thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful cool
morning air, bracing and invigorating as it
was. The merry laugh and joke passed
from front to rear, and each man enj yed
himself, apparently as well as soldiers
could. The morning passed, the sun
came out strong and brilliazt, and soon
the effects of his mighty heat became ap
parent. The jokes were passed less fre
quently, the laughs becaina fewer and
shorter, and finally silence reigned among
the bipeds, and nothing was heard but the
tramp, tramp of the quadrupeds, and jing
ling of the equipments, and as old Sol
rose higher, his piercing rays grew strong
er and stronger, until the very horses grew
languid and drooping. We baited to
water and rest at noon, still under the
burning sun, not a bush the size of a man's
bat wa3 to be seen which would afford us
any shade. After aa hour's broiling, the
word was given to mount, the "forward"
was sounded, and we resumed our melting
way for that evcrl tsting "Pacific" Spring ;
and pacific it ought to be, for our tempers
as well as our bodies were sorely tried,
and lam afraid there were more left-handed
prayers said that day than even Parson
Brownlow would approve of. About five
o'clock p, m. we reached the Spr nj, ef:er
twelve hours steady set in the saddl, ten
of which hours we were under the perpen
dicular rays of as hot a sun as it was
ever my lot to experience, and I have
been in not a few of the hot places of this
earth, which I earnestly hope will be suf
ficient to keep me out of any of the hot
places of the other world, all thing else
being equal. .
1 he tram arrived, the tents were pitch
ed, and tho order passed along to change
the feeding ground of our animals, which
had been picketed out immediately when
we unsaddled, in the rear of our line of
tents. About three hundred j'ards in
front of our camp there was a very beau-
titul strip ot tresh-Iooking grass, and for
this point each man made with his horse.
The first man on the spot struck his
picket pin into the ground, and it imme
diately rebounded as if it struck against a
rock. Several more tried it, and the
same thing happened ; when one of the
men stooped down, and inserting the point
ot bis picket pin, turned up a portion of
the sod, and lo ! there Was a bed of ice
from four to ten inches thick. The news
flew like lightning through the command,
and in the excitement created by the cry
ot "ice! ice I" everything else in that
camp was forgotten. Every pick, spade
and Bhovel, and in fact anything that a
man could dig with, was put into imme
diate requisition, even to the pocket
knives; and in less time than I write this
the strip of green grass was covered by
anxious, hard-working men, as earnestly
bent upon what they were at as if their
lives depended upon ice. lou miy rest
assured that that ice was a perfect God
send to that party of men, after our lon
and weary and dusty march over a coun
try covered with sand and sage bush, un
der the rays of as hot a sun as I ever felt
in the tropics ; and that ice was prized as
so much gold. Every empty gunny bag
and every blanket was put into use to car
ry ice, and I do not believe that before or
since sueh a load of ice ever crossed the
Rocky Ridge as there did next day in our
tra-.n. We all thought it ftranse, of
course, that we should find ice there, six
inches under the surface, in the month o
July; but the philosophy of the circum
stance was not thought of in tbe excite
ment and joy of obtaining it.
The Democratic Emblem "le
A correspondent cf the Ohio Statesman
inquires why the Rooster is used by the
Democracy as an emblem of victory.
That paper replies :
"Because the game rooster is the gam
est bird when encroached upon by his
fellows, that ever existed, and the democ
racy i3 the gamest party that ever voted
at an election or resented oppression.
Both the party and its emblem, when
they go into the fight, make it a matter
of life and death, lioth may be whipped,
but not conquered, for giving upj when
once in the fight, is a word unknown to
the practice of the Rooster Utions c
found in the Democratic vocabulary,'
The following historical incident
duced the adoption of the emblem i
During the war of 1812 the British fleet
on Labe Champlain waa attacked by tha
American neet under wommouore AlcDon
ough, which being much inferior to that of
the English.suffered terribly in the first part
of tbe battle. At th mnmn v..;.t
NUMBER 38- (
was raging fierce st the heaviest fre of
tho enemy directed against the firsiil cf
McDonough his men driven from their
guns by the fierce cannonade, and dismay
sat upon every countenance, and tho i ii rm
of iron hail, which seemed to threaten de
struction not only to the ehip but tocvevy
living soul therein, was at its lsig!:t, a
cannon ball struck a chicken eort i.nd -knocked
it to pieces, killing 11 it con
tained but a moment before, savo oDly a
game Rooster, whose battered comb bona
the marks cf many a oeath fight. Fly
ing upon the buiwurke of WcDonoi?j:u'3
flagship, the nobb bird, undaunted by ;he
noise and confusion aud caruj;e ground
him, with clarion voice rantj out hi t:oIih
of defiance and victory.
S::i! rs are ever supctsliiic.is, and wiitn,
in the pause of the thunder of tfto er-m
cannon they heard the shrill "cock-:;-Jo-.'-
dle-doo," of iho undaunted bird.
gathered now courage, and repairing ? ;;,.:
to their guns, returned anew the liro of
the enemy, cheered by th? loud crow of
the brave emblem of the Democracy, ur?
t il the battle ended and M'Donouh; .rs
Lake Champlain, like the Democracy i i
Ohio and Pennsylvania, was lciorior.8
over the enemies of the country.
Every naval historian makes mention
of tha .fact, and history says that th-.
bravery shown on that occasion by tho
rooster was the cause of the victory, by
the renewed courage it gave the sailors in
McDonough's fi?et.
From that day to thi?, in poliiicl con
tests, the Rooster has been the Demo
cratic emblem of victory, and when it is
seen, in the act of sending forth its "cock-a-doodle-doo,"
at the head of a Demo
cratic newspaper, it is right to say tha
country is safe, for the victory is with tha
Hit IIim Agaik. Somebody a crus
ty bachelor, of course -icquires why.
when Eve was manufactured of n spare
rib, a servant wasn't made at the tains
time to wait on her. Somebody el?? a
woman, we imagine replies in the follow
ing strain :
"Because Adam never came whining
to Eve with a ragged stocking lo be darn
ed, collar string to ba sewed on, or a glovo
to meed Tight away, quick new r Be
cause be never read the newsnaner until
the sun got down behind tbe palm trees.
and he stretching out, yawned out t 'Ain't
supper most ready, my dear ?' Not be.
He madfr the fire and hung tbe kettle over
it himself, we'll venture ; and pulled the
radishes, peeled the potatoes, nnd did
everything eUe he ought to do. He milk
ed the cows, fed the chickens, and looked
af:er ihe pigs himself, and he never brought
nome nait a dozen tnends to dinner when
Eve hadit't any fresh pomegranates. He
never stayed out till 11 idock to a politi
cal meeting, hurrahing for an out nnd .t
candidate, and then scolding because Dour
Eve was sitting up and crying inaide the
gates. He never played billiards, rolled
ten-pins and drove fast horses, nor choked
Eve with cigar smoke. He never loafed
around corner groceries while Eve was
rocking Cain's cradle at home. In short,
he didn't think she was especially created
tor the purpose ot waiting on him, and
wasn't under the impression that it dis
graced a man to lighten a wife's cares h
little. That's the reason that Eve did no!
need a hired girl, nnd with it was the rea
son that her fair descendants did."
"I Thought They had Stoftf.d Yocr
Grog." The following story is told bv
"Mark Twain" of a gallant naval officer:
Twenty or thirty years ago, when mis
sionary enterprise was iu its infancy
among the Islands of the South Stas. Ohpt.
Somers anchored his sloop-cf-war off one
the Marquesas, I ihink it wag. The next
morning he saw an American ling fliaiin
from the beach, Union down. This exci
ted him fearfully, of course, and he sent
off a boat at once to inquire into the mat
ter. I 'resent ly the Krat returned and
brought a grave looking missionary. Tha
Captain's anxiety Was very highj and ha
said !
"What's the troublo out there' say
quick!" . . J
"Well, I'm grieved to sir," said the
missionary "that the natives bave been
interrupting our sacerdotal exercises."
"No ! Blast their yaller hides, Til
what what was it you said they had
oeen aoing i -
"It pains me sir to say that Ihey have
been interrupting our sacerdotal exercises."
"Interrupting yoiir-your h 11 ! M.n
them starboard guns ! S?ar.d by, now
to give 'em the whole battery " '
The astonished clergyman hastened to
protest against such excessively rigorous
measures, and finally succeeded in making
the old tar understand that the oativ?
bad only been breaking up a prayer meet
ing. "Oh, devil take It, man, is that all ?
I thought you meant that they'd stopped
your grog."
fbanoo. 18S7. PHILADELPHIA.
in coal mines.- -
taneously, nor byfricti!r RV S
tim, and its explosion givesrut6;5!'
deleterious gasea or smoko. It is twiceaa
bulky as gunpowder, but it is one half
more powerful, and is composed of --
.- - . .
)ne parts, charcoal three to fre
1 PAPE-C,rn r
"t i t

xml | txt