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n. A. H i'IEE, Editor and PublUbcr.
Term, $3 per year In Advance.
Have adJed Eight Hundred (700) Miles to
their lines during tho current year, while doing
n lirpe local pa scnger and freight business.
The through connection will undoubtedly be
completed next summer, when the through traf-fi.-l
must and will be very pre!. Forty thou
mii.I me" re now employed by the two power
In comp i'iie. in pressing forward the great na
tiiMiJtl highway to a 9peedy completion. Only
miles rem i n to be built, niot of which aio
jjrnded nd re:xdy for the rails.
First Murt;ace Gold Bonds of the Union Pa
cific K:ii;ro.id Company for ale a' par and in
terest, at d Firs:. Mortgage Gold Bond of the
Cen'ral 1'iicific Railroad at ll3 and interest.
The jrinc:ji tl and interest of both bonds are
payable in gold.
Government Securities, Gold, &c,
Ifo. 40 S. Third Street,
Rouble fotra amilg Jflour,
. Also, a large stock of the
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county, within two utiles of Loretto, (formerly
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more or lest, 100 Acres of which are cleared
the balrnce well timbered. There is erected
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O II N C R O U S E ,
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Ms m
jje'lJatfs grprfmntt.
Over and over again,
matter which way I turn,
I always find in the Book of Life
Some lessons I have to learn.
I must take my turn at the mill.
I mtiht grind oat the golden grain,
I must work at my taok with a resolute
Over and over again.
We cannot measure Ibe need
Of even the tiniest fl-iwer.
Nor check the flow vt the gulden aands
That run through a single hour.
But the morning dews must fall.
And the sun ami tbe summer rain
Must do their part, and perform it all
Over and over again.
The path that hns once been trod
Is never bo rough to the feet.
And the lessen we once have learned
Is never so hard to repeat.
Though sorrowful tears may fall.
And the heart to its depth be driven
With storm and tempest, we need them all
To render us meet for Heaven.
ales, Slut cjjts, 2nttbotts, c.
A report vvas current on the evening of
Wednesday that the Eddystone Lighthouse
had been BtveDt aw av bv the storm. The
- i .
, light-keeper?, it was added, had been
drowned a piece ot unnecessary detail ;
fince if the news had been true that the
waves had dashed down the beautiful and
proud tructure of .Smeaton, they would
have marie short work of the poor crea
tures living in the desolate sca-t'.iwer.
'Eddystone Lighthouse down ?" people
aid, one to the other; "could such an
event happen ? Is it not the 'house built
upon the rock,' against which the winds
may roar and the w aes beat till trie stones
wear cut, but, till ihey wear out, no
storm can lay it low V Yet who know9
the power of an Allantic roller, driven by
the fierre "sou'-weslcr T"
A New York steamship, ihe Perciro,
put out from Havre a short time ago to
crogs the ocean for America, Slie was
as powerful and handsome a ship as could
float, and one of the quickest among
ocean-going e teamers. Yet four days out,
she ran her nose under a huge roller, piled
up by the gale, and seven hundred tons of
water, it is estimated, in one uijly gray
avalanche of furious spume and swirl,
broke upon her deck crushing everything
thtt to the planking, breaking the backa
of passengers, and with the blow of thai
one billow completely disabling the ehip.
It was asked whether,, perchance, some
such vast mass of the sea, driving up
with the storm, and falling in the full
power of its impulse upon the lighthouse,
had crushed and annihilated it. In that
case bow sad the fate of the poor light
tiimmers, swept into death beyond all
chance of escape, or even knowledge of
their doom I
Nh need to tell us that the three men
were gone, if the lighthouse was no more ;
their lives would be mere bubbles in the
crash one moment prolonsed, ami the
next extinguished in the rush of the fierce
waters over the leveled tower. And then
thoughts arose of the peril which would
ensue to homeward-bound vessels. Eve
ry captain coming up tbe channel is usod
to make out the fixed white light of the
Eddystone. It i as sure to be there,
with its friendly gleam, he thinks, as the
white cliffs and green meadows of home"
beyond. Once inside the Lizard I'oint,
the master's order is to 4ikeep a look-out
for the Eddys-tone and when it is seen
'home" i as good as reached. The pilot
presently comes out, and the ship's voy
age is all but over. If the lighthouse
were really gone, we might hear next
that a great ship with her crew and car
go had gone bodily upon the dreadful
stone, at the very moment when the mar
iners were wondering why they did not
make out the well known beacon.
It would have to be built up again,
too, at a heavy cost, and with an inter
val of long delay and danger ; for even
with modern appliances, it could be no
small task to rival Soaeaton, and place
another lbaros upon tbe desolate, peril
ous crag. All these gloomy thoughts
were happi'y brought to an end by the
welcome news that the lighthouse was as
safe as ever. Ti e thick weather of the
tempest had obscured the gleam, and
aorje ' Plymouth bound vessel, we sup
pose, failing to uake it out in the sea
drift, had come into port with the notion
that it was gone. Yesterday morninp;,
however, the light was made out well
enough from the breakwater, and we may
trust that no gale, for many a long year
to come, will shake down otie of the no
blest works created by man.
There seems no reason, indeed, why
the Eddystone Lighthouse should not
stand as long as the Pharos at Alexan
dria, which lasted from U. C. 470 to A.
D. 1303 ; almost, that is to say, for two
thousand years. The famous Pharos, it
is true, had no such sea to withstand as
that which rages many times in the year
around the base and over the sides of
Smeatoo's tower. But the channel bea
con was , built to fight the billows, and it
has been the model of all the light towers ,
in the modern world. The light houses 1
of the Bell Kock, the Sktrrj Vore, 1
Bishop's Rock, the Brehat, Barfleur, and
many others, were fashioned after the ex
ample of this solid and perfect piece of
construction. The waves themselves
taught Smeaton how to build, for they
let nothing but the firmest work remain
on that lashed and lonely rock.
Every bjdy knows the story of the
place, how treacheroas nnd deadly it was,
lyitig under water right in the fair-way of
tho channel, till Winstanley, the mercer,
first lighted the reef. Miaa Ingelow has
told, in charming verse, how the good
haberdasher, sad at tbe loss of more than
one of I. is ventures upon the Eddystone,
vowed that no more lives and vessels
should 13 cast away upon that rock if he
could help it. People laughed at him
for his courage and humanity : but he
stuck to his purpose. After many fnil
ur s he got his pi leu and cross beams fiieJ
upon the reef, and hoisted the iirst light
over it. Thus many a life was preserved;
but at length the chann-1 billows rose
and swept the timber stuff all away in
November, 3170.
Next, Iiedyard tried hit hand, and
reared a strong tower, solid and well
planned enough ; but in this case fire did
what water failed to effect, and the build
ing was burned down. Smeatorr was
then called upon to set up something
which neither water or fire should be able
to destroy ; and he went, as wise engi
neers should do, to nature He saw
how the bole of an oak tree holds up its
gigantic mass against the fiercest winds,
although they lay hold of its green and
spreading head, and bend its vast limbs
The knitted roots and thick base keep
the forest monarch firm ; and Smeaton
resolved to make a sea-oak tree of his
lighthouse. Broad at the base, and solid
as the rock on which they stood, with
their stones b.mnd together and inter-knitted
like the fibre of the tree, he laid his
lower courses. Upon these he raised his
hollow super-structure, of great thickness
and strength, but tapering upward inside
the lines of his foundation.
If anybody wishes to read a "romance
of real life," let him peruse Stneaton's
'Narrative of the building of Eddystone
Lighthouse," and he will ?ee how man
also learns to make "even the wildest
waves obey him." It is remarkable that
the form selected by the renowned engi
neer tor his tea tow6r, as being nature's
own idea of solidity in vertical erections,
is nearly identical with the symbol used
in the Egyptian hieroglyphics for
"strength." The priest represented that
notion by the figure of an obelisk almost
precisely resembling the outlines of Smea
ton's lighthouse ; and a hundred years of
weather have proved that they and the
engineer new what they were about.
The hftht burned for the first time upon
the new building in October, 1759 ; it
burns now, all safely ; and it is likely to
bu -n through m my st. my winter to ci m
And if we on land have almost atiec
tion for these sturdy turrets erected in de
fiance of the strongest forces of nature, to
save life and property, and to light the
mariner toward his home, what must sail
ors feel ? A landsman can scarcely real
ize the blessing of the friendly lights.
He knows that they save life. Firm as
Smeaton's tower is, the huge erection
shudders in the shock of such a tempest
as has' lately raged ; the winds bowl like
maddened devils upon its head, while
the big waves hurst upon it sides,, and
fling their fcheels of green and white right
over the gallery and lantern. Strange
sights and sounds are Ihe recreation , of
those hermits of the tower the storm
torn craft driving wildly past the land
birds dashing in the darkness against the
glass of the light and sea-wrecks, min
gled sometimes with deal jbodies, flung
against their water stairs.
It is not for a little that nun are found
to live in the dismal solitude of such a
place as the rooms under the Eddystone
lamo. Two watchers used to keep this
melancholy but useful gatrison ; but one
died, and the other was forced to live
with tho corpse till the relief arrived, lest
he should be accused of murder. Since
that time three have always occupied the
house. The sailor best knows how well
worth pains and cost the trouble and
scrupulous attention are. Each sunset
finds the patient keepers carefully trim
ming the light and setting the polished re
flectors, and not for a moment is that
brilliant glare allowed to relax.
The light-keeper can not see what
help he gives ; his business is to guard the
bright monitory gleam. But, far away
from his rock, the blasted mariner, anx
ious and in doubt, suddenly "makes out
the Eddystone." Some keen eye forward
or aloft catches the liny spark over the
dark waters, and then the lead-line and
fearful watch are no more wanted. So
shines," as Shakspeare says, "a good
deed in a naughty world " A good and
brave deed it was to plant the cross of
help upon the ngly ChanneNrcck, as
Winstanley first did, and as Smeaton af
ter him succeeded in doing, with a work
which many such galea aa this sou'wester
will leave safe and sound- the monu
ment of roan's audacity, and, better still,
of man's brotherhood.
Tt is known- that General Grant has
had correspondence with, leading members
of the Society L Friends in regard to our
Indian policy, and it is certain he will se
lect many of bis Indian agents from among
them. It is understood that he is deter
mined to break up the Indian ring, cost
what it may.
Josh Staver loved Jemima Pineapple.
Loved her did I say ? Love was no name
for it Whenever he saw her his heart
bounded up into his throat so violently
that he was thrown to the ground. Cold
chills would run all over him, as he ex
pressed it, "from the sole f his head to
the crown of his foot." Jemima was pret
ty, to Josh; her hair, red as tbe red sea,"
large eyes which had the faculty of looking
ways opposite each other at the same time,
and a nose which looked as if it had been
lengthened by the addition of several
Now Joshna had never escorted Jemi
ma home, for phe lived near two miles
from Fleaburg. She came to "meetin "
every Sabbath night, and would walk
across the fields all alone, not in the least
afraid of the wild beasts which at that
time infested the country. But one night
our hero resolved to bear the damsel com
pany, and accordingly prepared for his
nocturnal journey. He got his grand
father horse pistol, and loaded it to tbe
muzzle, and thrust a large butcher-knife
in his bosom, which thrust didn't hurt
him much, for it was the bosom of his
coat. A lantern completed his "fixings."
The meeting closed, and Josh, with Je
mima leaning on his arm like a large
gourd henging from a tall viae, set out for
the Pineapple mansion.
"We are in the woods now, Jemima,"
said Josh, as he assisted his partner over
the fence of the last field, "and now comes
the tug of war. I'll bet a dime that these
woods are full of wolves."
"I think they will not attack us ; but
if they do, oh ! Joshua, on thy arm I will
recline and breathe my life out sweetly
there.'' And she gave such a sigh that
Josh started, thinking it tbe half smoth
ered growl of a bear.
"What's the matter, Josh V
"Oh, nothing." And gaining new
courage at the sound of Jemima's voice,
he squeezed her arm till she nearly
screamed alojd-
Suddenly a strange cry echoed through
the woods.
Wolves!" shouted Josh.
"Bears !" re-echoed bis partner.
"Come, Jemima, let us git." And
they got.
Through the woods they went, Josh
literally dragging Jemima along. TLe
foe was approaching ; the couple could
hear his footsteps in the leaves, far they
had wandered fom the path.
"Josh, I can't go any farther; wa must
tree' itf" said Jemima, as she paused lor
"By gosh, we must. Here is a tree
with its limbs nigh-hanging on the
ground. Climb it, Jemima ! Here I go.
Gad ! if the animal climbs the tree, what
then?" And with a bound the terrified
Joshua climbed up the tree, leaving Jemi
ma to follow him or be devoured by the
terrible pursuer a few feet in their wake.
But Jemima was an old climber, and
was roon beside Job, who was perched
ill one ot the highest branches of the tree.
'Listen, Jemima ; hear the horrible
thing gnawing at the tree. It is wolves,
sure's shootin'. They will gnaw the tree
down in half an hour."
"I fear so, Joshua."
"But heboid, Jemima ! I've got a pis
tol," said our hero, thinking of his weap
on for the first time that night. "Now.
just keep still while 1 shoot."
He deliberately cocked the weapon,
pointed it down through the branches
where their pursuer was pawing among
the leaves, and fired. It was a destructive
shot, and Josh went spinning through the
tree like greased lightning. lie had load
ed bis pistol so heavily that it had kicked
him from his perch into the jaws of the
animal below. But fortunately lie alight
ed on his feet, and in an instant he was
again up the tree, hatless, his red locks
catching in the lim bs, which cruelly tore
them from his head!'
"I was a durned fool, Jemima, to have
loaded that pistol so heavily, and it kicked
me right into the wolvc's mouths ; but.
thank Moses, I escaped. Just feci my
Jemima placed her hand upon Josh's
cranium, and wbhdrew it wet with gore.
"That is my blood, shed for you, Jemi
ma, and I am willing to s! e I more, deg
oned if I ain't."
"Can the wolves climb?"
"Climb like rabbits, Jemima; and every
minute I am looking to see them come up
here. I do believe my shot killed half a
dozen of them. Listen at them gnawing.
If we could only keep them gnawing at
something else besides the tree, till day
light, wc should be safe."
"Maybe they are like bears, Joshua,
they will eat aujthing you throw to
them." !
"Well, 111 try them ; so first here goes
my boots," and taking off his fine boots,
Josh groped his way out on a limb.
"Farewell, dear boots, bran new ones,
cost eight dollars this blessed morning.
Farewell, I sacrifice you for Jemima,"
and the splendid boots were gone.
For awhile the animal ceased gnawing
the tree, and gnawed the boots, Josh curs
ing inwardly the while. At last the gnaw
ing re-commenced.
Blast him ! he ain't satisfied with
eight dollars' worth of leather, so I'll have
to give bim seventeen dollars worth of
cloth," and away went his coat ; it was
soon after followed by his vest and stock
ing, and Josh declared that bis "uumen
:iorahle raiment" would follow the rest,
at which declaration Jemima blushed, and
said ;
"Obi Joshua."
"Blast if I don't, Jemima," he spoke
determinedly, and would no doubt make
his word good.
But the vest satisfied the animal be
neath the tree, and a few hours later
morning dawned. The lovers, for they
were such now, descended the tree, when
lo ! to their astonishment they held Jemi
ma's pet calf chewing at Josh's coat.
They realized all in an instant. It was
the calf which followed them, and not
wolves. The gnawing that they had
beard was the harmless animal chewing
at some undergrowth, which grew plenti
fully around. Josh'i eyes filled with
tears when be looked around. There
lay the boots, but ruined forever ; here
the coat and vest chewed into pulp.
They said nothing, but proceeded to
the Pineapple mansion, where they told a
doleful story ahout being treed by wolves ;
how Joshua had sacrificed his clothes to
sa ve their lives ; how ha slaughtered
nearly forty of the ravenous animals,
&c, &c
Old Pineapple said such bravery and
devoiion should not go unrewarded, and,
placing Jemima's hand in Josh's, told
him to take her as his mate.
P. S They were married and now
live in a little hut with one room and a
garret, near Fleaburg, now a flourishing
"burg" on Turtle Creek.
N. B. Jemima's pet calf was never
seen after the night it treed the devoted
couple. We rather guess it didu't.
The Vegetable Kingdom The term
vegetable sometimes pronounced "wege
table" is probably derived from the pe
culiar long and pointed form of this de
scription of esculents, hence originally
called wcdge-eatab!e, then wegetable, and
now refined into the present term.
Annual flowering plants resemble
whales, "as they come up to blow.
Flowers are very warlike in their dis
position, and are ever armed with pistils
They are migratory in their habits, for
wherever they may winter, they are sure to
leave in the spring, most of them very
polite nd full of boughs.
Like dandies, the coating of many trees
is their most valuable portion. Cork trees
and boot trees, for instance.
Grain and seeds are not considered dan
gerous, except when about to shoot.
Several trees, like watch dogs, are val
ued mostly for their bark.
A little br.rk will make a rope, but it
takes a large pile of wood frr a cord.
Though there are no vegetable beaux,
there are a number of spruce trees.
It is considered only right and proper to
axe trees before you fell them.
Fruit trees have military characteris
tics. Whfn young, they aie trained, they
have kernels, and (heir shoots are straight.
Grain must be treated like infants ;
when the head brnds, it must be cradled ;
and thrashing is resorted to fit it for use.
Tares are mostly found with smaller
grains which require sowing.
Great indulgence in fruit is dangerous,
and too free abuse of melons produce a
meloncholic effect.
Old maids are fond of pairs but can
not endure any reference to dates.
Sailors are attached to bays ; oyster
men to beeches; love sick maidens to pine.
An Aqueous Fact. A correspondent
of the Philadelphia Sunday Transcrijit
tells the following good story : I heard a
funny story the other day. I'm sure it has
never ben published, for the incident oc
curred just across the Missouri river from
this place. A couple, somewhat ad
vanced in life, who had for many years
been noted for their profanity, were con
verted during a revival of religion in their
native place. Every one interested in the
progress of Christian religion was rejoiced
at tbe radical change. Everything went
along smoothly, and with many other
converts, they "went down to the water"
to be baptized. The day was exceedingly
cold. Mr. S went into the water
first, while his wife watched him standing
upon the bank of tbe river. No sooner
had the old gentleman touched dry land
than he startled the bystanders by calling
out to Mr. S in hi own peculiar drawl
iog tone :
"Poll! r-o-HI I say, don't go
down into that ar water it's colder than
b !"
Not so Loud. The New York Even
ing Post says : It is perhaps a little too
much to say that ladies ought not to talk
at concerts, for that is partly what many
of them go to concerts for. But that they
ou"bt not to raise their voices too high, is
made plain by a little story which we find
in Mr. Hopkins Philharmonic Journal.
During a concert in the Boston Music
Hall, recently, when the organist was ex
hibiting the full power of the instrument,"
a lady was enthusiastically conversing
with her neighbor about her household
arrangements. She suited the tones of
her voice to those of the organ, but "reck
oned without her host this time. Tbe
organist made a sudden transition from
"fffto "pianissivio," without giving
the lady warning ; consequently tbe audi
ence were somewhat amused at being
:f..r-mA her. in a shout, that was
heard all over the bousa, "we fcie4 oursin I
butter I" , y I
A few years ago a sea captain from
Massachusetts who was in Havre, Frawie,
obtained there a fine little rat temtr,
which he called Neptune, to be a com
panion on his voyage. Little Neptune
soon learned to like the vessel, antt ha
would run up ladders like a little sailor,
though he coubj not come down wiibmit
help. After the vessel had been at sea
some weeks or morjths, when they began
to approach land, before it could be seen
by the men, Nep. would mount up high
on the forward part of the ship and Miitf
and sniff, and bark and show pignsofjoy.
His scent enabled bim to smell the land
before it could be seen. He would also
detect the approach of another ship when
he could not see it, in the same way.
When Nep. had been to sea with his
master about two years, tbe Hortensia
that was the vessel's name had been to
New Orleans for a load of cotton.. nd
was on her way out of the Gulf of Mexi
co into the Allaniic ocean. For some
days there had been squally weather,
with light baffling winds and the vessel
had not sailed very rapidly, but she wad
in a dangerous neighborhood and a con
stant watch was necessary, for along the
coast of Florida are long, low reefs and
inlands and bars which have caused the
destruction of many vessels.
It had been the captain's watch in the
(early part of the night that is, the cap
tain, with a few men, remained upon the
deck, while the rent slept ; then the oth
ers, at the sound of the bell, came upon
deck the mate took charge of the ship,
the men who had been watching went bi
low, and the rsptain, after telling the
mate to call bim before three o'clock,
weot below and turned into his berth to
sleep. Nep. lay at his master's state
room door, for that was his sleeping
place. There lies on the Florida straits a
large and dangerous rock called the Dou
ble Headed Shot Keys. A lighthouse is
built upon it, that vessels may be kept
from running upon it in the night. 'Be
sure to call me by three o'clock" said the
captain, "as by that time we shall be up
with the Double Headed Shot Keys and
sooner if there is a change in the weath
er." The n'.ght wore on, and all was still
but -the splabhing of the water. The
mate went below to get something from
his chest, sat down upon it for a few
minutes, and before he knew it, was fast
asleep. The men on deck, receiving no
orders, supposed all was right, and one
by one they too fell aslepp. No one
was awake but a little Spanish boy,
whose turn it was to be at the wheel that
is, the helm, where they steer the vessel
Meanwhile the wind changed, a stiff
breeze sprung up, the sails were filled,
and tbe IIorteneia ploughed through the
ocean briskly, straight toward the Double
Headed Shot Keys. The little Spanish
boy, half asleep at the helm, knew not of
the danger, neither could he see ahead
from where he stood ; for the great sails
conceded the view of the 1 ght-house ; but
Nap., the good sailor that he whs, dis
covered that land wns near he sme't it,
and he saw the light. He rushed down
to his master's state room, and barked
and jumped up to him as he lay in his
berth. "Get dewn, lie sti!', Nep."
said the sleepy captain. But Nep.
would not be still. He only barked the
louder. "Be still,' said the captain
again ; and he pushed the dog away
Again the faithful Utile fellow jumped
up, pulling his master's sleeve, and rook
hold of his arm with his teeth. Then
the captain, thoroughly roused, began lo
think something must he the matter.
He sprang up, and Nep. ran forward,
barking, to the companion way.' Tho
captain's head no sooner came above the
deck than he. saw what was the mat
ter. Right ahead was Ihe fearful rock
and the light-house, and the ship plunging
towards it at the rate of nine miles an
hour. He seized the heim, tbe ship
struggled, swung round, and when her
course was shifted, she was so near the
rock that in three minutes more she
would have struck and been a wreck.
The sleeping sailors were roused to their
duty, and the astonished mate rose from
his nap on the chest to learn that but for
tho faithful dog the waves might have al
ready closed over them.
Do you wonder that the captain thinks
his dog is worth his weight in gold T He
has been offered large sums of money for
him, but money cannot buy him. He
does not go to sea now. Nep. went n
long as his master did, and now he makes
himself quietly useful at home catching
ail the rats in the neighborhood. May
he live to a good old age, the pet aad ad
miration of all who know Lim 1
A spring "WAGoy has heeo invented by a
gentleman in Maysvilla, Ky., which be pro
poses to run without any kind of an animal
or steam power. H already perfected
a small model, wbioh runs up or flown bill
very rapidly-. The power is received from
an immense coiled steel spring, which will
run bft-lf B hour without being wound up.
In going up hill the spring exhausts itself,
but in. going down hill it winds itself up
The Inventor claims that he can carry very
heavy loads oer any ordinary road.
Mr.N. W. Pierce, of Lerayv IK Td.
ford county, kept fur cows during; the
summer of 18G8. making and selling 800 lbs,
rT Hntfror at 40 rent rter ih. . end from
buttermilk reslixed in calves and ooxk $70.
Total llao-cr $31 0 i -

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