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HH IS A PREEJIAS WHOM THE WTH SAKE AHD ALL ARE ILAYX. II. A. M'riELE. FnMlflier. est. I 'ASS, nor the j sent to i rorn 60 j 'e the ll7 and 1 produc- J avingg? j ent oa I or ,01,11 ME 1. fimbria .freeman WILT. BE PCRLISn CD VEky Thursday morning, At Ebexubarg, Cambria Co., Pa. j, fjluicin-j rates, payable within tire " tionths from dte of subscribing ; n-tf.rv.oiie jear, 2 00 Lv C'' J i months, - - - - 1 00 iK.t C'TJ't ,'llCt' niontba, - - - 60 wh ) f-l! to pay their subscriptions at":er the expiration of nix months will ihrr'pl at the rate of 2.50 per year, t'n .-e tio fali to pay until after the ex- . -r-iticn of twelve months will be charged at rste i-f J3.C) per year. ' Twelve numbers constitute a quarter; ,i ty five, s'-x months; and fifty numbers, RATES Or ADVERTISIX. f qnre. 12 lines, one Insertion. 1 00 ich subsequent insertion, 25 Au iitvir's Notice, each, 2 00 Ain:inistrrttfr ' Notices, each, 1 69 Mentors' Notices, each, 3 60 iatrv Notices, each, 1 60 3 wos. 6 met. 1 yr. ! ij-ure, 12 lines, 2 60 4 00 6 00 5 00 8 00 1 2 00 7 00 10 CO 15 00 9 60 14 00 25 00 11 00 1 00 28 00 H f 0 S' CO 85 00 2., ffO 35 00 0 00 j ,ii.trf, 24 line-. I ..purr-, -5 nies. ;rtT C0 in)Df T::rl M'unin, Hil l;mti, '::? C luron. .f -i l .1 r Rtfs'nes Cards, Lot ti.-if li: . 8 lines, ith paper, 6 00 "iisry Notices, over six lines, ten cClW 1 :.e. ri'u! and business Notices eiht cents iflire f r fir.t ir.erii m, q J four ceut3 for . ':. uti-qucnt insertion. R? 1 .t; (. .f S c:etirs, or coma.0nica :tr!i er--iia! Lature most be paid for ii i Itc ?:e:ijfi!?s. j b raiNTiNi. W l ire made arrangements by which do ' r have done all kind -f plain i! t:.cr .1 -li Printing, such as Books. !-.;.:,?. S Card. Bill ami Ixttei , H mdt-ilU. CircuUrs, Ac., in the Kt ! cf t f r t ami at the mw-t moderate r A!e.. all kinds of Ruling. Blank fi '. It.uk Bn.lii.e, Vc .executed toorder I'jvl as th let and as chtep si th G E I S A R E U T II , JahKilonn, Pa , BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS am noon iu!di::i. kA rhWfn I'RKRS OF RLAXK F.O0KS, roUTK-MONAIS. 1'AI EH IiOXES AND LOOKING U LASSES. I.i kin G! an i Picture Fraui always cb b!id, aud n-ade u order. A larjte and r t r mplttf asortrnent of Drawing Ru bi t-d MiPce!!anevU3 1'ictnre. oonuij-tiiif; of C. !,, P;iintiij! in Oil, Stc-I Plat Ba jc :! el , Pi iu and Colored Lithccraphs, 1 .1 rrintf, Phott graphs Mid Wood Cuts. '":.: c.l:ti"ti--n ernfirxces a selection of large 'H tfiMrh pictures of Landscape and Do c 'tic Scenes and Portraits, and 6,000 dif fiTfi.t TarieriMof Card PhutoRiBphi of prnj iufnt tr.en, comic arid sentimental sctnes and f piivi i.f subj-rts by celebrated artitM. We :( lii a variml assortment ff BIP.LKS, PilAYKll. HYMN and SCHOOL HOOKS. I'lVlORIKS, I5I0GRAPHIES, NOVKLS. Hrli:ious Print aud Emblems in great ri:v. and the larext and most complete :). of STATIONARY erer bronxbt to this county. 600 ne and beautiful stjles of V'ALL PAPIER, including an assortment of rV;t,-r's celebrated Knglii-h make, fur which a- cole aenti in this locality. These Wli papers are handsomer in deijtn, su pe ri -t in finish, and 21 inches wider than any 'tr,r make. Tl,e'citir.'-ns of F.bensbnrg and Tlciaity are rpf tfnllv notifil that we make BtlOK. BIN DING and the manufacture of BLANK h''' fS a speciality. All work promptly executed at moderate rates. Jrt-Stors en corner of Clintcn and Tycnet 'r-et8, im'i.ediatf ly npp'itfl Fsster UoOfe. J'Li:t.town, Oct 24. lP7.-tf. X-OTHER NEW WRINKLE I BOOTS AND SHOES r OR ALL AOES AND BOTH SEXES. la e lditioa to his large stock of the beat Eastern made SHOES, BUSKINS, GAITERS, Ac, Fur T.a-lies'' and Children'a Wear, t-e subscriber has ju.t added to his ao r mcnt a full and complete invoice of Booh and Shoes for Men and Youths ' :c:i ue win not only warrant to oe aupe- 11 to any pxula of like eharacter now bing -erel m this market, but vastly better in 'Try respect than the fclop-shop work with w''iich the country is flooded. Remember thit 1 ofiVr no article for sale which I do n"t Ruariutee to be regular custom made, of tr.e Jjw-t triatrial and superior finish, aud .:i.e l do not preteud to compete in prices ith the dealt-rs in auction goods. I know Jjst I ran furnish ROOTS. SHOES, &o.f tUt will give more service for less money i ,n D' t-ther dealer iu this community, and I-iee n.yself to repair, free of charge, any articf that rr.ay give way after a reasonable :e an,J reas nible usage. Everybixly is rpectfudy invited to call and examine my a,:i1 ',c:irn my prices. f 1 be subscriber is also prepared to mann vture fj order any and all work in his line. Vie Vurv uet material and workmanship, 3 at prices as reasonable as like work can ohuuied anywhere. Fiench Calf, Com pa Calf, Morocco and all ether kind ef father constantly on hand. rv r S,tora 0Q Maia treet, next deor U Crawford's Hotel. T, , JOnN D. THOMAS. Pisburg. Sept. 26, 18C7. R J. LLOYD, fiucceoaor to R7& yNlf 'n Drvyt, Jfedicin, ta.'.i'. S';ort!on Main street. oppoite VManwoa Hr u. Ebensbarg. P; k : ih at GIFfS Fi CHRISTMAS & M mi I A SimtB STOi K . F. fink GOLD a 1 SILVi R WATCHES. ALL WaRR NT ED TO HUM, -AND THOROUGHLY REGULATFJI). AT THK LOvV PKICK OF S10EACII. AND SATIsifACTION' GUARANTEED. 100 Solid Gold Ilt's Watches, $250 to $1060 100 Magic Cased Gold 260 to 600 iuu Lames y atclies, enamcPd, 100 to 200 Gold Hunting Chronometer Watches, 250 to 200 Gold Hunt'g Eng. Leveis. 200 to 800 Gold H'g Dupiex Watches 150 to 500 Gold Ht'g American- 44 100 to 600 Silver Hunting Levers, 60 to 500 Silver Hunting Duplexes, 75 to 600 Gold Ltdies' Watches, 60 to 1000 Gold Huutinsi Lfpines, 60 to 1000 Miscell'ud Sil ver Watches 60 to 2500 Hunting Silver Watches, 25 to 6000 Assort'd Watchcs.all kinds 10 to aoo 300 2S0 200 250 160 250 ,250 75 100 50 75 The above stock will le disposed of oa the popular one-prick pi.as, giving every patron a fine Gold or -solid Silver Watch for $10, without regard to value! Wright Bro. & Co.. 1C1 Rroadway, New York, wish to immediately dispose of the above magnificent stock. Certificates, nam ing the articles, are placed in sealed envel opes, and well mixed. Holders are entitled to the articles named in their certificate, up on payment of Tea Dollars, wheiher it b a watch worth Si, 000 or one worth lesR. The return of any of our certificates entitles you to the articles named thereon, upon pay ment, irrepective of its worth, and as no article valued Ie.-s than $10 is named on any certificate, it will at ence be teen that this is no lottery, but a straight forward legiti mate traDsaction. which may be participated in evrn by th? most fastidious. A single certiCcata will be ent by mai', post paid, upon recipe of 25 ifiits, five f..r fl. eleven for 82. thirty-thr.-e ar.d elegant premium for $5. f-xfy-nx aud mere valua ble premium f -r $10. cne hundred and most snperb Watch f $15. To agent or those 'shing employment, this is a rare oppor tunity. It is a legitimately conduc ed busi ues, duly authorized by the Government, and open t th most carefl hcrutiuy. Watches sent by Express, with bill for col lection oo delivery, so that no dissatisfaction can poyeihly occur, Trv U. Address WRIGHT. RR0. & CO , Im potter?, Oct 81-Stn. 1C1 Broadway, Ntw York. WANT SUPPLIED AT LAST I THE OKLV f LOTHI.XG STORE FALL &L WINTER STOCK There is no need now of goin? to any place distant from home to purchase Ready-Hade Clothing, as the subecribers have not only ia store on Main street, three door east of Craw ford's Hotel, a full line of Overcoats, Fkock fe Dress Coats, BlSIXZSS AND O THER C OA T3. Carbimere and D ehkin Pantahons, Panta loons for every dy wear, Vests of all styles and textures, and Gen tlemen's FURNISHING GOODS, to suit all pnrchaers, as well as Trunks, Valises, Carpet-Sacks, Ladis and Gent's Traveling Bsgs, &., but we are prepared to sell goods at as Reasonable Price as like article can be purchased from riy dealer in this section of the State. Our STOCK IS UP AND PRICES DOWN to the times, as any person can natisty him elf who visits our establishment. fc?-Remember ihat this is the only regular, first-clas Clothing Store in Ebensburg, and in variety, extent and cheapness of stock it will be found anrlvalled. Everybody is in vited to tve us a call. ect.l?.'67. J. A. HAGCIRE A CO. OLLIDAYGBUHG I JACOB M. PIRCHER, FASHIONABLE CLOTHIER & TAILOR, Has just opened a full assortment of well se lected arid most desirable FILL iXD WINTER GOODS. Gents and Bovs furnished with CLOTII iKfl TI a tj vi in ITU .-. r.t .. !.. tyies and best ma.eriai, at the lowest A V AItlCTY OF PICCC GOODS, which will ba sold by the yard or made to order in the most approved manner. Having given full satisfaction to his cus tomers for more than twentt fitk tears, he guarantees the same to all who may favor him with their patronage In the luture. fcJ-Store on the west tide of Montgomery street, below Blair, next door to Masonic Hall, Hollidayaburg, Pa. lmy28.1y.J ipUBLIC SALE. The subscriber will offer at Public Sale, on the premi ses, on Jlturtday, Dec. 1&A, inst..a VAL UABLE FARM, eituated in Cambria town ship, 1 miles south-east of Ebensburg, con taining 120 Acres, one hundred of which are cleared aud iu a good state of cultivation. There are upon the premises an excellent FRAME HOUSE. BANK BARN, WAGON SHED. CORN CRIB and btone SPRING HOUSK, besides two good Apple Orchards, a never-failing runnirg pump ol water, and all other conveniences. Also, at the same time, will be offered for ale. COWS, YOUNG CATTLE, SPRINO CALVES. SHEEP. THRESHING AND MOWING MACHINES. Two Horse Spring WAGON. Two Horse SLED, and many otiier far rain; utensils. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock A. H , when terms will be made known by ISAAC CRAWFORD. Ebensburg, Deo. 6, 18(i7. NY PERSON intending to build a Hoass or Barn, can buy Nails anel Hardware abeef) by paying cash at EBENSBURG, PA., somethihq to wEA3. '. BY WM. nCBBARD, or THE BVCTRCS FORCM. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, of Vanity Fair, Has a Bupt rabun.iance of something to wear : A- A ...... " a gorgeous austirtment o! Ueautilul things' Camel's hair, and poiut laces, and diamond rinws, And trinkets, and gauds till the catalogue seems Like the fabulous tale of Arabian dreams. Did the wife of a rail-splitter eVr before shine In silkB from far India aud gtiU froro-lbe mine ? Did ever a fiat-boatman's i. ow possess In auch lavish profusion the loiics of dn-s? More than all, did a "rosy qu,'tu"ever before Take off her nice clothes iu a pawnbrokei's store 7 Till the Georgian costume (shirt-collar aud Bpurs). With but fl.ght very slight variation was fcer's ! And imagine, while piling the pawnbroker's tbelf. She her friends was exposing much move than herili ; For of gimcracks, and gewgaws, and laces bereft. What. I pray, save her chignon aud gaiters, were left 7 'Did you ever 7" "Oh. fhocking I" "Such awful disgracj f" "How immodest!" "How rhamelees" "How brawn her face!" Were the wild exclamations of wonder and . hate Showered now on a woman ah! how flat teTeJ of late I Mrs. Shoulderstraps frowned Mrs. Oilwell o'erflowed Mrs. Shoddy "sich brp.telesscese nver Lad k no wed !" Mr. Fybe, (of Cipe Cod) Mrs. SmytLe, (famous theue For "attainments in letters" the y' and the e's) And JTrs. DeShraggc, Mrs. Tabba, Miss Jo hones, And the twins, Misses Eppy and Dermis Da Bones, (All of whom were "stuck up" in the Lincoln regime). Raised thur dninty red hand3 with a parve nue scref.m. Every preacher found text and pratext for a lie In his Sunday remarks to Lis friend the Most High! Mr. StorinLeaveu'i sermon made brimstone advance. (Or "look up," to employ the reporter's parlaiitx). Mr. Maworm "exhorted the people" pgain, Till they aid : "The gooxl man haa a cal it is plain." Mr. Poundtext implored the Almighty to curse Mrs. L. as disloyal, at leat, If not worse. Republican editors, swift to defame, Voided venom and spuie ou the poor wo man's name ; By old Wee.T, my Lord Thurlcw that cut purse expert ; By Truodore Tiltm that sinctifiwl squirt; By Sleek, of the Tribune, and (none t lorpet) By the venal Commercial and villain Gazette, Double-leaded, - sensational missiles were thrown At the poor widowed wornan. difeneeless and lore ! Now, why all thi bother? Sure never before Did p!si;j Lira. Olaih. tX paw iil-rokr' Urs, Ssliing sv.c.iid-baud clothing, such a rumpus create, As was tu far ted near, ia some circles cf late. We will tell you : these dresses, and laes, and lings. And gewgaw, aud gimcracks, and trinkets. and things, Were the price, the bribes, by which oCke was gained. When the sr.inted martyr, evreit Abraham. reigned ! And 'twas feared that while liid oa tho pawnbroker'.! s-helf. Eich tn-gtit gie to the clerk some account of itself. And the clerk to some fiieud indibcrettly might bluri Tho "Tdts of a Ni-ht cown," or "Song cf a Shirt," And no secret canstfslybekept In New York, Where Bennett and Bonner (busy B's) ar . at work. So Weed my Lord Thnrlow made haste to explain These bad looking fcts in good Abraham'3 ie?ga: "Once Washington (sacund) declared vrith a friiwn. ' 'Oa this dicker of fc;rn I c!iill bsr to thet dov.'n!' "lit was sitting meanwhile with ona hand at his nose, "Employing the other te toy with bis toe. " Snet down I' BaH fcls tpoase; 'will job shet down on me 7 " 'Yon had better shet up, yon old sksotix 1 said she. So the martyr 'shet np' and the 'dicker' went on, "And the gifts that brought office now are iu pawn I" Oh, Snobbery I Jobbery! Robberr list! From thia tempetst of scorn and derision desist I She's woe-worn and sad she is desolate now. With the aognish of widowhood atamed on her brow A woman and old with no arm to defend ! Let this last phase of infamous loyalty end ! Bribes she took! but vJio gave them t the world ouht to know. And the scoundrels outlawed wherever they go! Bribes she took ! but P. M.'s and small hunters of place Don't have camel's hair shawls, diamond rings and point laee I What Cab.net member (now hide in the dark; Bought his seat by his gifts to you. fair Mrs. Clarke? What opulent presents were made in advance By seekers of missions to Russia aud France 7 VU, nepuuueau qucvu 4 Bit tu ujuui.ieia proclaim, Aoi Jbrca them to bslp beir JW? Vnrdva of THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1867. STRAKGS CAPTURE. Some yearB aso I commanded one of ln. l..:. r .. I iici ii iimiiiu iaj;siy a cn.riittcli gun vea j eli, stalioned on the slave tradi. : In the couietj ot two year? tbos enijajied we bad !is uual done ver Iiul coo'd vA lost a great number ol men by t oast fever and sickness gtnr:dly A fer towIj bad been cnpliircd, but many more lit1 Flip ped thrcugli our P-Mgerp, by reason of th treachery of the mformer oir shore,- most ot hoeTt-tnH4lysjrmed i7l-bj irthe py arid Interests of ihe flve deulera IheMavfrcnptaina, too, l;Hd 'bveomc erv Kiiovimg ; tucy W(rt' mostly old lu.nd? at the bu5':nes. nnd contrived 0 give the slip in many diff-rent xva!. For inManee in ebaMng thm on a dark night, they wonl.I show a bii-ht light ovr the stern, and afier we had followed this a a a .i . ' i-r some nours, they wonM drop Iar,re . "ir.oke. When tliey were sufficiently Mai. u.:.t. It I I f.. ...'"111. , . J x "'" n iizioe.i oom rn niii-.i to if, Rt the same time putting out their own light, It wj g eay for them to alter tht ir course and double back and sail away in the dark- nep, leavirg no intent on watching the fills light. This stratapem generally suc ceeded when the riip;ht were very dark. Or. when hotly pursue.! in the daytime, tliey frequently practiced n most inhuman trick to increase their distance. When we were close up n them th iey i: ;.'el to ink for throw a slave overboard with P him to cling to, or very often without that I hey well knew that a Uritish man-of-war, would not pass a poor wretch strug gling in the water and leave him to drown. Thus while sail was being shortened, the h:p hove to, boats lowered, the man picked up, and, the vespel got on her course ajrnin, they contrived to get a fine start ahead, for these maneeuvers, even in the smartest Fhip, will take considerable time ; in thif way as much ground was lost as would take many hours to recover, for a stern chase is a long one. The luck had been against us for a long time, and after many false informations and fruitless chases, we succeeded in cap turing a slaver in a most singular manner without any chase at all. It happened in this way. One fine morning, when cruising off tho coasts of Loango Cono, the cfiicer of the watch re ported a fail in sijiht. I vvent'on deck, took my plass. and there, surely enough, was a very sp;eious looking craft right ahead. It was a dead calm, and we soon steamed up to her. She was a clipper barque of about four hunniid tons. From her taut spars great clouds of snowy canvass ' flapped heavily against tho rigping as her long low hull rolled slowly from eide to side on the glas py surface of the heaving ground swell. Judging by her rakish appearance and her being a great deal out of the usual track of homeward or outward bound yes sel8 in fact being in a very suspicious lo cality one very i;ttnr:d!y came to the conclusion that she must be n slaver. I hoped very soon to have the pleasure of lifting her hutches to ascertain whether this assumption was correct or no. As a preliminary Mep, the demand to shew her colors whs made. To my great annoyance she hoisted the stars and stripes of Amer ica. This precluded the right of search. However, I resolved to board her and try to detect some signs of her having a black cargo. With lhai object in view I had the gig manned, and in a few minutes was alongside the doubtful craft. Tho captain, a tall, gaunt Yankee, re ceived me at the gangway, and without wailing to b asked, produced his papers which seemed to be all regular enough. The b.irque was tho Independence, of llotton, Maoixchusetts, Robert Stormont, master, from New York to the Cape of Good Hope, and back on a trading voy age. She was now homeward bound and rrea twenty-seven days out from the Cape, eo the captaiu informed me. llaviny taxed him with being out of the usual route he explained that this w&s a new notion of his tie sept well over t the eastward so to male a fir wind of the northeast trudes, whvn he mould Meet them. Whilst pointing out to him tke fallacy ot this idra, 1 took a few turns up r.nd down tint deck with him and succeeded in drawing hira into a long argument. Whila thus engaged, I noticed that all the hatches wereiudeed fastened tightly down; but that there whs no things stowed on tue top of them, as is usually the case in merchant vessels, whose hatches are never required to be open during the voy age. This ttrengthened my suspicions, and with the captain's extreme eagerness in satisfying all my inquiries, L had very little doubt as to the nature of his cargo. It was certain that if he had slaves on board, those hatchways could aot remain closed for an .hour without suffocating them. If they were oened during thar time, the presence of the slaves would be easily perceptible, and in that cas the vessel would bo a lawful, prize. Considering these things, I sat on the taffrail, and taking out a bundle of choice Havanas, proposed to eruoke. This the Yankee agreed to, and we smoked away and got tolerably social, although at the same time it was amusing to ree how fidgety be was getting. In the course ef conversation it turned out that be bad been in China, and as that was the last station on which I had served, we were enabled to compare notes on that subject. He interested me very muob by giving an account of the clever that broke out in hi? ship, on her la."t voy age. It uppenred that he was chartered to take three hundred Chinese coole,'the very drops of the population, from I long Kong to Californi-i. t It occurred to these c-letiai vnrabond. '"tne time after the e?sel had put to tea, to murder the otfi. era and crew and run away with the ship. In order to effect thf-ir purpose they adopted a highly in pet dim s expedient. Severn 1 large bon fire wer ni id? on the low-r deck, ard a tiy iif "Fir,, n-.r tvhs r:d ; the Chi Humeri tl.ii.ltr.tr that the orfu-ers and crew would all r ish dow n b;dow to put the fire , out, nd then they would be ea-t!y ab!e to j Ml upon them with knives, sod m.irdi-r j them all simultaneously. Hut our friend, I the captain, fur too wi" awake for t!it', ' cimply bad all the huioh-s tiattened down, ; and smothered the Chinamen in their . ; cnokeu ami ttiun reduced to subjection, he j demanded that they fchoul 1 drliver up 'the ', ring-Iradera of the mutiny. This thev i did, and without any trial he knn thc.-a six in number, at the foreyard arm the : same day. i We continued thus spinning yarns and j smoking some time lunger, when o breeae jspiungup; and the Yankee thinking to ! shake me off said : i a al, stranger, guess we've got the ! w,nd at last I'm tsirry you must say . fci'ii-u(it, uui i iiiuii i muni nu away and go on my course, for I can't afford to stay here ail day talking " "Don't mention it, my dear friend," r replied. "You see, there is no necessity for that. I may just as well go your way as any other ; for I'm only croisinir. Here, take another ciar, and settle down again." I then shouted to the first lieutenant to keep within hail, on the same course as the barque. Upon this the Yankee's lonsr sallow face darkened and grew longer; he was evidently much put out. He certainly did not appear to appre ciate this act of courtesy on ray part. I kept on talking, and tried to involve him in another argument, anything for an ex cuse to pass away the time. Hut he was trying equally hard to put an end to the conversation by sullenly replying yes" and "no" to everything, and never volun teering a remark or comment of his own. Hut, in nowiso put out by his broad hints, I commenced a series of long winded sto ries, keeping him at the same time well supplied with cigars. It was delightful to see how excessively nervous and fidgety he was. He well knew that if this lasted much longer his cargo would not be worth much; so he kept on giving me the strongest hints to go, all of which I pretended not to under stand. At length he appeared to be losing his temper and the more cross be got the more obtusely good natured and urbane I became. I now very quickly brought matters to an issue by hailing the gig that was tow ing astern. "Gig there T" "Go on board and get your dinners, and tell the fust lieutenant to send the boat back with some more cigars in an hour's time and say that I have found tiit captain such a remarkably agreeable man that I intend to spend tho afternoon with him. D'ye understand !"' "Ay, ay, sir," When our friend the Yankee heard this he let fly a volley of oaths, and then said resignedly : "Guess it's no use, captain. I'm fairly smoked out thia time ; the ships' yours, I reckon," and then turning toth mate, "Here Nathan, haul duwn that flag and pit them hatches tip, and let them unfor tunate casstn git somi air, for I reckon thet 're smoibfied pretty consid-rbIe. This is a dodje t I never heard tell on afore." !She hMi m t.rly six hundred slaves on board 1 am glad to say none died of suf?lx'atior. t brooch my ruse. She was the brt prize that we took during that corn minion. Con.is'T Hka Prosperity. There is a cln?s of men of whom it is truthfully stid, they caauot bear prosperity. When fortune goes against them they conduct themselves with correctness; but let the tickle dame smile on them, and they rush at once into all sorts of folly. Prosperity has ruined people who, so long as they had to struggle with the world, were ex cellent and exemplary members of society. There was a singular illustration of this in the police court the other day. A good-for nothing looking wietch was brought up, charged vith drunkenness. It was a clear case. The testimony showed be had been on a spree for a week. He was aked what ke had to say for himself. "Well, yer bonor," said he, "me aud ray old woman never did live easy together." "That's ao xce ftr getting dnk," said the court. "You're rifht, yer honor, and ao it aint. We used to fight like cars aad dogs together." "Drinkiug only caade it worse," put in the court. That'e true ; ek-e discouraged the life out of me and kept ue poor, until last week, when " "Well, what did she do last week !' "She died, yer honor." "And you have been drunk ever since!" "Yes, yer honor ; I never could bear Curia iHThenomennn on l.Skke j I notice in ihe Ititpatch, of tho 11 oh . J int., the following paragraph : 'The atfi.terr.eut that a steamer was seen biitiiiii oil Kiie on Tueniay i.ijtht, is Corml -1 -orated t-yscVeial persons living on the bgh laud, wh.) sv they saw it." Oo the Tuesday evening mentioned, Oi t. 29ih, at about 7 o'clock my ate tion was cal e I by one of the fimily to a b ight light ou li.; lake, having very much the Bppetrane 'of verl on fire. .ringing several objects inlu range, I watched the lisiht for hoDie time to ne rtain wheiher there was any perceptible motion The wind wh blowing hard at the time down the Uhe, and a vessel would natur ally drift rapidly to leeward, at all events as so-n as the propelling power should be interfered with by the fi:e. No motion, however, in any direction was to be dis covered, and I at or.ee concluded that it was nothing more than the "mjstetiou Pght" which for many year.- pst, t long er or shorter intervals, has been seen by the inhabitants at this point on the lake shore. The liht has made its appear ance generally, if not always in the fall of the year, and usually in the month of Noveoiber, and almost always during, or immediately after a heavy blow from the souihwest. The most bi illiant exhibition of the light I have ever seen was during the night of the 24th or 2oth. as nearly as I recollect, of November, 1859. It had lei a my fortune to witness the burning of fe fcteame." Erie, near Silver Creek, sev eral years before, and the resemblance which this light bore to that of the burn ing steamer was so strong, that I confi dently expected the arrival of the boats from the wreck duiing the night. Others with myself warched tho light for perhaps two hours, and with the aid of a good niht-glass obtained what seemed to be a very distinct view of the burning vessel. The object appeared to bo some two hun dred or more feet in length upon the wa ter, and about as high above the water as nn upper cabin steamer, such as was in use upon the lake twenty years ago. At times the flames would start up in spires or sheets of light, then sway from side to side, aad then die away, rrecifcly as would be the cause with Urge fire ex posed to a strong wind ; and two or three times there whs tho appearanca of a cloud of sparks, as if some portion of the upper works had fallen into the burning mass below. The sky and water was beauti fully irradiated by the light during its greatest brilliancy. The light gradually subsided, with occasional flashes, until it disappeared altogether. The liht of Tuesday evening, although very brilliant for a time, was r.ot ne;.r y so bnliiant nor of so long duration as tha' of 1859. I am told that the lijht mariners on the lake as " r- .-j is long as fifty jeare .are that it has ever A... ... was seen by ago ; but I am not aware been maui the sul j-ct of philosophic speculation or investigation, or, in fact uas ever obtained ttie notoriety ot news paper paragraph before. The only tLcvry approaching plausibility I have heard is that the shifting of the sands caused by the continued and heavy winds of autumn has opened some crt-vices or seams in the rock of the lake bottom, through which a gas escapes, and that this gas, owing to sime peculiar condition of the atmosphere with which it comes in contact, becomi-e luminous, or perhaps ignited, a-id huininsr wi'h n positive flame. That there are what are called "gas springs" in the water along this portion of the lake shore is a well known fact, and that a highly inflam mable gas in large quantities exists at a comparatively shallow depth on the shore i nas oeen sumoiently proved by the bor J ing of wells at different poin's, as at Erie, Walnut Creek and Lock Haven, aad by 1 . the natural springs at W estheld and Fre donia. Hut whatever the cnu??, the light is a curious fact, and vr;ll worthy the atten tion of those interested in the investigation of the phenomenon of nature. Corres ftondenee cf the Erie Ihrpatch. IJKACTi:r. Ai.'.iGOXT. Mr. Critten den was engaged in defending a man who had been indicted for a capital offense. After an elaborate and powerful defense, he closed his effort by the following strik ing and beautiful allrgory : When God in his eternal coUnfel con ceived the thought of man's creation, he culled to him the three Ministers who wait constantly upon his Throne Justice, Truth and Mercy and thus adlressed them : "Shall we make man!" Then said Justice, "O, God, make him not, for he will trample upon the laws." Trath made answer, also, "O, God, make hin not, for he will pollute Thy sanctcaries." Hut Mercy, -dropping npon ker knees end looking up through her tears, exclaiued : "O, God, inte hira I will watch over kirn with my care throagk all the dark paths which he may have to tread." Then God made man, and said to him : "O, man, thou ark the chili of Uerey go deal with thy brother." The Jury, when he bad finished, were in tears, and against evidence, and what must have been their own coovictioas, brought in a verdict cf "not guiity." A PIBM faith is the lest theology ; a good life the best philosophy ; u clear con- .1 L. . t 1. . . I 1 L science mo ucai nn , nuircj i nc uvi pui- NUMBER 46. A V:t LvtKT .Minkr. The St . IW oi extraordinary luck on the part of a rui ner, nanie-i i eieliell, wlio lml !en pa tiently hunting for cold in Montana for about two years. The J'vtst says : In elfurts ti. rind the preeious nietnl he i o'y met wiih di-appointtiun. fcnd up to !:.t J-epteruhor he bad not made a .L.llar lis had even fniled to get the "oi.r" wL.-h is found in the bottoms of the wash j tns, anJ which has lured so many on iicni mouth to month. Last June l.e com menced to work in a gulch lend, where he Imped to lie rewarded w ith better s jccc.-s. Here be dug day after day. alone i.i tb mountains, without the ordinary conifor's of life, and with no near neighbor to dis pute his squatter sovereignty. Fjrr.erly (our months he pursued this laborious a-I unremunerative task. He was alxi jt abandon it in disgu-t and return home, having barely enough money to carry bins to the States He decided to spend t.ne, more day in the gulch, and if he mat with no further eneouragement to leave tl next day. In the afternoon be struck wlnt miners term a "pocket," which i n small eaviry in the rock where the ni-it-' goM find a solid ba-e to check its down ward flow. Here, to Lis utter aMoo'.s.! ment, he found a lr.rge quantity of tru pure metal deposited in "chunks." There was tcarcely tive dollars worth of dust iu he whole "pocket," but the qnaty uf the pure metal was very large. He im mediately removed all the gold to sifr quarters, and continued the examination. Seeing no further evidence of gold, he pulled up stakes and started for home, coming by way of the Missouri river. lie expressed the main bulk of his gold to the mint at Philadelphia, to have it assayed and coined. They have notified him that it will yield him sixty thousand dollars in gold. He has some handsome specimens with him. One of them weighs thirteen ; ounces, and is almost pure gold. This chunk alone is worth two hundred and forty dollars. It is a rough, irregular formed fragment, and looks as though it , had been in a molten state and had run into a fissure of rock and then cooled. Romakce ik Kr.Ai. LirE. The four un fortunate Misses Morgan, who were burn- ed to death by the dread fnl accident on the railroad, near Cincinnati, on Thursday morning last, were ladies of education, ro- finemenf, goodness and respectability, and, as we have already stated, daughters of i the late Mr. Benjamin Morgan, lormerly ; of the firm of Price & Morgan, merchants of Philadelphia, and afterwards President; of the Hank of Louisiana, at New OrJtan. and interested in large sugar estates. At j the time Messrs, Price & Morgsin dissol"- j ed partnership they each poesee-sed a band- ! some fortune, nnd tlipv trmtu tllv u.t,.-...! I , j that, in case of pecuniary misfortune or j loss befalling either of them the other, if a 1 1 V etui in goou circumstances, was to 'm'ec his property with the unfortunate oi o. ; Many yean afterwards Mr. Ciiaid r ; Price failed in Philadelphia, and M- ' Reir.vniu Morgan transferred to him .n; fine vow of buildings on TchrKipirmA,? ' street. New Orleans Some ye.rs af-vi, and alKut the time of Mr. Morgan's ''t-ii':, the latter became much Mnharru.se.l i endorsements for his arqiai:iii:vc'. .f n Price, having in the meantime v u,ri :! ' ted another fortune, after the death oi hi"--old partner, ivronveyed the same va, properly on Tchoupitoulas street, t Mor gan's children. Thi i one t f ti e r;r instances, in this hfn, of fii.hfol, ble and undying frien Miip, ;,! q ;;' . . extraordinary as Ihat all four o daughters should b killed at on swoop, a thousand miles f.uia h..ive Txw$vlle Courier. Iyvri!u For-svakd An ed'f r -. exchange is ini!ing in some food ai.-ii cipation of the freezing weather of tl. holidays We participate "most -a.v-in his felling. Here is wlmt be fai- "With what joy do ws look f .-"r i ; Merry Christmas and Happy N w Y-r. and those jolly sleigh rides wlilcii rend ."!. soul wih happiness supreme, ho ? k- .ki . for what can come up to a .-.cart o l'u oa a frosty right, as a fVigl, j :t l, full of girls! Tke l.i!t litn we v. !;: .. such a mission, it was i.e i.? he r--!-bs nights in the memory cf the.n-,.si '.--.i ious ; so freexingly cold that ti e ir! v- r compelled to ask us to hug up to eio ; prevent them from congealing. Did s j ' Why tf rtfLfe? we did. Wc f.rt-i to Vir like a iuhry dog to three, cents w., th ,-, liver. After that all was harmony an jrood feeling, and wha we returned to th gal's house, there whs a nice, hot uaino pie, and a jog of cider. 'You bet pitehed in. Pi-niT F aTIKSS. It has been well sai ' by Professor Miller, of Edinburg. tin "alcohol cures nothing ; it covers up great deal." Dr. Guthrie, in the san: strain, says : "If you want (e keep deij maa put him in whisky ; if you want ' kill living man put tha whiskey in I. him." Wiae is a capital medicine wb taken in the "original paekaga." If yr must ttie wine fcr a naedicina take it tha origin-1 shape. Wine in gran ''wine ) fulls" will asvar hart any bo'1 George HI. writing to his fkvorite M'uim ter, Lord North, says : I ana Berry f find your cold is increased, and I strt ai - reeommend ewUmenee and i reeommenu avumence ana waur as tl PflpEZ-QoT- ir