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bv ia. e. w. fish. . i i- . Intheold twhentb river were bordered by the "ilr - ues, aod flat boats wereiuore tow nit than fteamboat. fiu-i.tile nan- jrstiou wan full of daneer from three pom ret snap. ranilnVr. and explo- fiiu. Snair and (rambler were a thick a mowiuine in the brake ; and an engineer who could not excel in a race bad oo other honorable resort! but to blow up bi craft and cry Anr traveler who bad never tried una, Dot sieam. - -quiet game." was yet in bis veraan - r.v- . ., n nveyearsago l PDfr?I the (ireat Ilepubl.c from New Orleans to St. Iu.s. I am a little dapper man with black MDdfu?w;i, he other two appeared to beand it ed hair, U" ,L'0f I w late in tbe evening. wow to wratn. ita i """"f i j . i Bc.Tti m nA mnt ' of mv time was spent in quietly re-j n - ' - .. c . .1 ! A t ! m P I Uu taken iui mu neeunir over ic wi - iDcidcnts of river travel SbortlV aner tbe f".B0.""'ur;1,"" to restore tbe money lost! A repu bore .war Iron, tbe n'"Xd m7 t.tion built up bv ten vears faithful an elderly ntleman aPpro.tbed tne, . fc where 1 sat a"m m inr v There was cometbing peculiar about bis lace Wliltn leu uie 10 ... ination - He was tall, spare, lttberv light features, aud somew K.t rnioitcrial iu his manner t. ..I. . k An) A tAaa it r His white indicated the .. a u.v iwBaJ.! same, lie unru b ubicii o ..v.. to address me, and much to my as tonishment, spoke my name. "How do you do, Mr. Schwartz!'' W ell, I thank you let me see, we met liefore at " "Can hardly recall the place," be replied ; recognising the interrogative T.ui there nature of my remark. re two thinirs I never forjret uame or a face." small, deep scr under the corner of i ' i ... u,.h , fl-ishi-sover his cheek: "that is a rare and hai'PV facull? I say so the mure dilv as I possess it in some degree iV v . " re a mvsclf but vour name has quite "Hamilton, at your service," and acain two or three nervous flushes shot from the scar to the kin. A mouotonous conversation follow ed, during which Mr. Hamilton gave evidence of excessive weariness At last an hour bad glided away and most of tbe travelers bavingqui-i eted themlves in sleep or euchre, mv new fr.,A l trikfri str'-tched bis arms, and suggested a game of cards remarkiug that a gam of poker would make it lively. Something about that expression awakened unpleasant memories; my eves opened with surprise, but if I made any discovery, or noticed more particularly the flush darting down his cheek from the wound, I subdued all expression of it wbile bis glance was yet averted. I thanked him. and observed that I had no, played a game of cards tor fifteen years. "Possible!" be broke out, with a still averted gaze. '1 es, I replied, "quite possible, .nsidering the nature of the game I stt.laved. It makes quite an ex- con last iiiaved. it makes q citing story which now apears to be its termination. Shall 1 relate it?" "O, yes, indeed, I shall b most bapiiy." We both settled down comfortably in our chairs, and I began, keeping a keen watch upon the face of my com panion, who seemed just a little un natural, but not euough to attract tbe notice of others. "If you are at all conversant with steamboaling," I said, 'you know that a man on his first trip in former lays, ran a gauntlet of gamblers." To which statement he grunted as sent. "Iid you ever run foul of the cloth?" I carelessly asked. "Never," be innocently responded, "except to my sorrow." "Nor I. In tbe summer of T4 I took passage from Cincinnati for New Orleans as messenger for a banking bouse, with some ten thousand dol lars in my valise a balance due tbe New Orleans correspondent. I took the Belle Island, as handsome a boat as evea scraped rock with a copjer bottom. "You would naturally supHse, Mr. Hamilton, that I kept a close eye on that valise. Such was the case. It was my first trip, but I Teh ful'y equal to anything, esjiecially as the amount of money was not large for a mes senger to transport. "At the insignificant swamp town of Cairo a gentleman with a genteel, cultivated appearance, boarded tbe Belle. nd booked himself for tbe Bed River country. You see I re memlier all tbe particulars. He was active in inakini? mv aciiuaintunee I t which tiie I did not wonder for tbe passengers were few and of tbe ment." rougher sort. In the course of two "One moment: 1 have seen Mil days wc were very fainilliar witb nk sinee, but "Uly om-e. I have each other, and bad tired out almost ' do evidence with which to convict every game of cards known to ns ex- j him. But the naost remarkable part cept poker a game which occupied i ' mJ story yet remains one mo ot her tables constantly. j ment, please tbe blow up, of course, "1 be second day w bad been plav-1 concealed my loss. But now, after ingeiicbre, 'cutthroat witb a third i fifteen years of quiet labor I am on gentleman. Milbank he! yon knew j my .T 10 return to that bank the bim? No? Well, that was mv j money 1 lost by bim Milbank. Aud friend's name kept tbe sherry flow- i now, after fifteen years have passed ing around prettv lively. You know that in those davs evervhodv dratik wine and played cards. " IVker with trifling stakes was popular enough. A s we became pretty jovial and some what noisy, Milbank suggested the idea of adjonrnine to the state room. where we could make as much noise onoe "eld d,r over roy heart, as we pleased, to which 1 readily as-1 A ..r -a,-..-.- sented. j "Hold on, Schwartz.' said be, asi One of the wonderful pbeuomena we were passing down into the cabin, j0f the country, and of which very you Dave a state room by yourself, naveni your I here a a whopping big Moosier in mine now." "All right," said I; for why should 1 have bad any objection So we wjueej.eu ourselves into tue Dox, and cut for deal. " 'Now, what shall we play ? ask- ea Milbank. " I pass,' said I. 1 pass, repeated tbe stranger. "Don't suppose you care to trv a fippenny pokera game of poker oumi niaae ii nveiy.' The stranger instantly objected, Said be bad funds in trust, and it w ould be decidedly onbusiness like w yimy ior makes, even ior so small a 'petrified Gsb bones, niolnsca, etc. sum as a half dime. At this time j General Ben net, a Northern roan, we were ell considerably under tbe j burnt lare quantities of lime from influence of wine the stranger just j ibese formations twenty-five years enough to make a sanctimonious g0 for commercial purposes." Mr. tbake of tbe bead ridiculous in tbe i Andrews savs during tbe last ten extreme. I said nothing; and made j veara one wde of the bill hasgradu to objections tbat I remember now. j illy Makin, leaving apertures ia the At length Milbank ruggested a deal rock large enough to insert fence rails, without 'ante.' We each took our j On top it covers nearlv twenty acres, bands. Stranger held tbe cards witb , aod there is a farm, with frm bouses, tbree kings and an ace. We dealt and a gentleman living there far again, and again be swept us. j ve all of his neighbors ia tbe sur- 'Iy t.eorge!' be exclaimed, get-1 rounding country. Tbe hill can be ting excited, I will go ten cents on , seeD for mil, D'd it is said tbat ou a ,l"t ..... ! ery clear day smoke arising from mum Buyer pieces appeared on tbe table, and two hours passed with good sport, tbe piles alternately build ing up and down around tbe board. Occasionally tbe wine passed around. ( Stranger woo quite bearj I won jMilbaok won. Stakes eligbtlj io ' created Stranger Iot beavilj. Mil 1 hank and I Koa it. Tben I won near- It everr bit tbrj bad, aDd I remem- Iter orderinir wine on account of it. me off tbe . strong aod 1 K- . ! " ,' . .It ... lr mnfnaeri Ther alao appeared to I drunk. Memory in badlv mixed here. Imt I reuietuW taking out a handful of bill of excbanjrn, drawn od accepted on Eastern corporations. The eab lost at times tnut have ! amounted to about five thousand dol lars. Tbe 6rt bill laid down seems :to hare been New-York gold check ,, , , know fcmrfu row pprmD(f up at tbistiroe. I snatched tbe bill, i pCt it it. tbe valise, and sprang tbe P J Qpver druukat least "Tbe next I remember was about 1 ,),, in tbe morning. I woke hot and feverish. Tbe reflection sank in- a red bot bolt that w "'J w as a delauiter, lor l naa do means - e 1 n the prime ol life. Be sides that. Mr. Hamilton, I had re- i ., ...... ;r .j ,.h:t,. over whose commoo grave a lomo ;PtD 'Re cot 5el erected. Ibis was ! niiwrJ ha!ed UPD n?uish- 1 fe,t ! sick ana iaint. iDe tuougnis oi my future condition of shame, made ten 'times more direful by the darkness 'and imagery of my wme stupor, i drove me to the depths of hell. I felt j cursed. There was no escaje from 'ruin. The throb, throb, of tbe great engiue Mow, tbe screeching of es- sick and faint !rHl,'n(? steam, tbe sepulchral Bremen, the noting ol teverea mooa an l deepened my agony, and eopled my I. mm. it h flAcniirata I hniurna j n,-T band ",,t'.r "7 Led and found there tbe valise in tbe usu- III IIU n UU vtr-' i muuu ' l,lttre- Under it I felt tbe revolver. ! I caressed the smooth, silvery handle, " nif in iw Presence. It was so coo' aud quiet 'How soon,' thought I, 'could this abasement be prevented.' "Tbe weapon was laid silently against my etieek. It was refreshing just tben there was a gleam at tbe toot of mv berth. In an i: sunt I I f 'tbe door partially opened, then closed sileutlv. All was still as death. j"'0 1 cauDl l"e nfii::i..u oi t i . . i a . .f .1. MKUi II tuitr nt-'iu o uui, . heart stopped leating, but tbe revol ver was pointed in tbe direction of the flash. For a moment not a sound a as heard. Then the door slowly opened and a face peeped in. "Sb-!' whispered the second face; 'she's going by; wait.' "Tben the jtersou iuside peered out, and I saw what was up outside. Not five rods trora us abeam was the great body of another steamer plung ing through tbe daikness. Tben tbe straining timliers and the tremendous thuds of the engines told us we were racing. She passed us, thank (Jod ! for as she shot ahead a gleam of light from her own fire room shot athwart "'5 and revea'ed two faces tbe robbers Milbank and tbe stranger! "1 Den ait was aarKness. a sout hing noise; a footstep was stealthily approaching my lied ! I thought two murderous eyes gleamed upon me a bright streak rose upward, just above me I pulled tbe trigger ! There was a cry, smoke, shouts aud curses. ' There was a heaving of timbers and a tbuuder clap. Curses gave way to tbe crash of a thousand ci ush ed devils. Smoke, steam, fire, shot up like bot and forked tongues, and the Bell Island swam afiervwreck. "Were you ever blown up, Mr. , Hamilton ?" I asked, eying bim nar trowly. j "No, sir," be said promptly. "Well, 1 was; but unlike a hun dred of the my fellow beings, I came down all right. My stateroom was directly over the boilers, and receiv ed a square prsure; for a tuomtnt I felt myself flying through the air at a tremendous rate, and tben a9 softly placed ia a marsh about ten rods off as if my m ther bad cradled me for a night's rest. It seems my berth and many upright splinters were torn off together, and thrown in sucb a manner tbat when these splin ters stuck into the boggy muck of the marsh I was left facing tbe fire. at an easy angle of forty-five degrees, my bead being tbe highest. "Very wonderful, that." "Yes, sir, very wonderful. I saw the steamer burn to tbe water's edge. Now, what do you suppose became of Milbank ? Why, my shot took effect under the eye, 1 have lately discover ed, and " "Excuse me, Mr. Schwartz. This is Columbia, and I must see tbe mo- shipping aireut be btck in a away, is it not singular, Mr. hem Hamilton, tbat you should lie the person to suggest a lively game of poker?" Tbe leathery faced old gentleman dropped over tbe railing and disp teared. It was tbe same man who i little is known, even to those who have spent their lives almost within i jt9 verv shadow, in Rich Hill, loca- :ted in Crawford countr, about 12 miles from this place. Mr. Gray An- i drews, one tr the oldest citizens of j ttjg county, gave as some interesting j informstion which we would like to give our readers bad we tbe ,ime and ! space. Tbe bill abounds in speci- mens of pure liroeston rocks, tusks aud mb bones of monster wild ani- mala like tbe mastodon, together Jwith tbe remains oi extinct genea j nd species of smaller quadrupeds; ! shells and other con. holocical rnrioa- j ities of tbe great deep, consisting of dwelling and machine shops in the t - " city of Macon ran be aeen very easily. tort Valley ((7a.,) Mirror. Subscribe for tbe IIkkald. Vestal's Writ. The following interesting account 'of a young (Quaker who could not be induced to fight in tbe late war, i though conscripted, i9 from the pen J of a prominent citizen of Tennessee. I It is a faithful oarration of one of the most interesting and curious events "of the war. ' 1 hare just read in the Nashville liauner if the It'.tb inst., a fragment I of (Jov. Foote's reminiscnce, beaded, How a Ouaker Refused to Fight. ! As I am familiar witb tbe facts and circumstances alluded to, and as the case greatly interested me at tbe time. I have thought it might be of some interest to your reader to go into details more thai is doDe in Gover nor Foote's brief allusion to tbe case. Tbe young (Quaker alluded to in Tiligba'm It. Vestol, who lived near Columbia, Tenn. When (ien. Bragg's armr was at Shelbyville, Tenn., young Vestol was conscripted aod sent to that place. He was as signed to duty in the Fourth Tennes see regiment, commanded by Col. Murray, of Nashville. He reported to tbe regiment as required to do, but utterly refused to perform milita ry duty of any character or descrip tion. Neither by threats nor persua sion could he le induced to aher bis deiermination. Theoflieersof the reg iment were as human as they were true and gallant, and, after every ef fort had failed to induce Ves;ol to perform tbe duties of a soldier, they gave the matter up in despair, aud told him to leave and go borne, which he did. But shortly thereafter another conscript officer came along and Vestol was again duly enrolled as a conscript, and ordered to report at Bragg's headquarters. All alone and on foot, Vestol went to Cbatta- nnnro. an.! reoorted at Brad's bead-1'" --l-O , quarters. ly a most singular coinci dence, be was again assigned to the Fourth Tennessee. Col. Murrav, from bis Shelby ville experience, knew be bad a tough customer to deal with. He concluded be would try the force of moral suasion, so one day he sent for Vestol to come to bis quarters, and undertook to convince him from the Scriptures tbat be was wholly wron? in his ideas and posi 'tion. But tbe young CJuaker was rather too much for the gallant colonel in the Scripture arguments and the colonel sent for his cbaplin to talk to Vestol and convince bim that he was altogether wrong in his refusal to fi trht or to perform military dutv. The chaplain came and opeued the argument after this wise: "I wouldn't give a cent for a religion that is opposed to my country." Soid Vestol, "I wouldn't give a cent for a country tbat is opposed to my religion." Tbe argument lasted for some time, but left the young tjuakei unconvinced, and determined to do no military duty of any description He refused to police the camp, or to do the least tbiug that could le tor tured or constructed into military du ty. At last Col. Murray, wholly un able to do anything with Vestol, sent him to brigade headquarters. Here he as reasoned witb, and every ef fort made to induce bim to go aud perform tbe duties of a soldier, but he was firm and indexable as the ev erlasting bills. He was told tbat if he persisted in his course he would lie subjected to severe punishment, and fin all V would be shot for disobe dience of orders. He replied that they bad tbe power to kill bim, but neither the Federal or Confederate army possessed tbe power to force bun to abandon bis principle, or prove false to his religion. Every thing that could be constructed, di rectly or indirectly, into military du ty, be refused most emphatically to engage in. lie was only about eigh teen years of age. I soon became satisfied tbat he acted from principle, and would go to the stake, or meet death in any shape it could assume. rather than swerve one particle from what be bad conceived to be his du ty. It was tbe sublimest exhibition of moural courage I had ever wit nessed, aod it was the more remarka ble from being found in a boy of only eighteen, away from his family and friends I asked him one day if be had no sympathy in tbe contest if he bad no preference as to which side should be successful. "U yes," te said, "1 would prefer to see the south victori ous, as I live in the south anj among southern people." 1 heard a gentle man say to bim, "estol, did vou ever exhibit any emotion about any thing in your life oid you ever cry in your life ?" "O yes," he said, "I have cried in my life." "Well," said the gentleman, "I would like to know what were tbe circumstances that caused you to cry." "Well, sir," he said, "when I left home to come here, my mother cried when she told me good -by and I cried then. "Yes," said the gentleman, "aud if your mother where here now, and could see bow you are situated, she would tell you to take your gun and go out and do your duty as a soldier." "No, sir," be quickly replied: "the last thing my mother said to me was to be true to my religion, and 1 mean to do it." It was during bis stay at (ien. Maney's headquarters that Ves tol bad his iuterview with (irvernor Foote. iov. Foote was at tbat time a member of the Confederate congress, representing the Nashville district, aud was a candidate for re-election. Tbe soldiers from Tennessee in the army were allowed to vote, aod tbe governor was out electioneering among tbe soldiers. Wbile at Gen. Maney's headquarters some one pointed out Vestol to Gov. Foote, or introduced Vestol to bim, as a (Qua ker who wouldn't fight, when tbe fol lowingconversation occurred between tbem : Foote "What, young man, won't you fight you are a stout, good look ing young man is it true that you refuse to fight ?"' ' Vestol "Yes sir." Foote 'Why, you are all wrong about that. Suppose you were tc marry a beautiful aod accomplished ed young lady, and some ruffian were to come into your house and grossly insult ber, wouldn't you kill him?" Vestol "No, sir." Foote (jumping from his seat in a very excited maner) "Why, I'd kill him in a minute." Resuming his seat after a minute, tbe governor surveyed Vestol, and again commenced a conversation with bim. Foote "Young man, you are all wrong about this matter, even from a Scriptural standpoint. When Christ was upon earth be directed bis disci ples to pay tribute to Ca-sar. Tne money thus paid went into the Ro man treasury, and was used in carry ing on tbe wars of the Roman peo ple." Vestol "No sir; you are mistaken about tbat. Tbe Temple of Janus was closed at that time, and there were no wars going on." Foote "I believe be knows more about it than I do. I don't know whether the Temple of Janus was closed then or not." Such was jWaa:ia!ly tbe inter view between tbia remarkable boy and ibis remarkable man. l'erbaps two more opposite characters, in many particulars, never cauie in coo tact." Vestol was ordered to Knoxville. and fro n that place be found bis way to tbe Virginia army, and was assign ed to one of tbe Teunessee regiments. Here he was rde-ed to military du-j ; tr but firmlv refused, as be bad done i IC.re The brigadier in command, j knowing his history or antecedents. ordered bini to be bayoneted for dis obedience of orders, and the bayonet was applied to him repeatedly. lie bore it witb tbe spirit of a martyr, and the soldiers, seeing that be would die willingly iu preference to sacrific ing bis principles, refused further to punish bim. No punishment or tbreaU could shake the settled pur poses of his soul for a moment. He was undei arrest all tbe while. Fre quently, on retreats, his guard would lose sight of him but ia a day or two Vestol would marcb op alone into camp. He was afterward detained in Cas tle Thunder for awhile, at Richmond, but was finally permitted by toe Sec retary of war to go down to North Carolina to school, and as there at the time the war closed. Sashrilb' ( 7Vhi ) Ha inter. lMflli TradUlsa. The tradition of ibe first landing (of Indians in the New World has t Intuit rutu.attf tit hMn limvei liver u -v. - aud over from one generation to an o'.Ler, aud to this day the Usages have what is supposed to be nearly tbeorigiual lauguage of their ances tors. They claim that their progeni tors came in an ark or boat, and w hile Ibe vessel IDe ureal ip.ru came; j . -L 1,.. aUU rrsieu iqmu uuv vi turn uuuiuci and told him to stlect six others to assist him in governing bis nation; beueelbe origiu of the seven original bauds of the trile. Tbe spirit, wbile in conversation with this favorite one, directed bim to communicate what ever iustructious be received for bis jieople through his chosen assistants, and to this day tbe name of the one upon whom 'be spirit rested signifies one who talks with God. His lodge is a sanctuary for any crimiual wno may flee from justice or vengeance, and be ranks with the highest chief in the tiile. Before they came in contact witb white people they lived iu the enjoyment of peace aud hiip piuess, but they are now realiziug that while people are as numerous as "leaves ia the forest," and that they only coustituie a rein uau tot ihisouce powerful and warlike tribe, aud are at the mercy of the white race, aud liable to be driven backward step by step into the waters of tne ocean. Their religion tends to give them a gloolny aud melancholy cast of char acter, aud among other things they believe that the spirit of the depart ed hovers in anguish around tbem un til a scalp is taken to accompany it to tbe Indian's last resting place, the great bunting grouud, where the spirit of tbe slain enemy serves him iu the most servile oflices throughout eternity. For this purpose, though much has been said aud written about tbe civilization of the Usages, they yet organize mourning parties and go upon tbe war path wbeu otherwise they are peaceable. Though at first thought it may strike the minds of our readers as al most incredible, there are Masons among Usages. Tbey were proba bly admitted to the secrets, rites, and j privileges of this ancient institution by the French in early days, they being tbe first whites with whom tbey met. They retain a part of the workings of the craft to this day. Col J. M. Hiatt, a licensed trader for the tribe at this agency, wbo is a gentleman of culture and large expe rience, aud an honored member of comuiandery, when alone on one oc casion witb a more than ordinary in telligent Usage, found upon strict trial, though the Indian could not speak a word of our language, that be as a Master Mason wbo prided himself in the mysteries of the or der. Their so called "medicine work" is simply the p?rforroance of a religious ceremony in which is introduced all the forms derived from Masoury, tra dition, and other sources. There are grades in rank, or degress, as in Ma sonry, and tbe ceremonies of intro duction and advancement to the big ber degrees are as tleb. irate aud itspressive as any in tbe world. A Thunderbolt Thraicb a Wild Vimr. Puring the tbuuder storm yester day a Hock of wild geese were seen flying northward. They whirled and changed tbeir course many limes, but turned to tbe north after each change. When over the corner of Tenth and Felix streets, a streak of lightning was seen to strike down ward from a large cloud, ana one ot the geese dropied as if shot. An ob server ran to the spot where the goose was seen to fall, expecting, no doubt, wild goose for dinner. Upon arriving on the spot he found what, without a questiou, was one of the most curious freaks that that most subtile of fluids ever, plfyed. The goose had a scarred and burned hole extending from the back down through the body, there beiug no questi n but that the electric bolt passed through the flying bird. The feathers were somewhat singed, though not so muck as might have been expected. The bird was shown to several persons as a curiosity, our rejKirter among the number, all agree-; ing as to the manner of iu. death. ; SI. Isittix HtraUl. ' A Pnaale Ivr the Doeiora. A correspondent of the Xew II a- ven (Coun.) Register writes: "That mysterious relation which is said to exist between an amputated limb and its parent body receives a fresh illustration in the case of young Palmer, who suffered the loss of a leg recently, aod of which mention was made by our correspoudeut. After tbe operation, the removed member was deposited in a box and buried by direction of tbe family. The patient complained severely of pain, aod a sense of cramping in ibe lost foot, and suffered so acutely that at the suggestion of some one the package was takea up and examined. It was found on oiieniug that the box was too short for the limb, aod that tbe toot and toes bad been twisted into a strained aud unnatural position; a larger case was prepared and the member placed in it in an easy posi tion and reburied, since which time the patient has rested quiet, and no complaint has been made.' At the close of a tavern dinner two of the company fell down stairs, the one tumbling to tbe firnt Iaodiug place aod the other rolling to the bottom. Some one remarked thai the first seemed drunk. "Yes," ob served tbe wag, "but be is not so far gone as the other gentleman below." aasie trmwm Owliram A somewhat numerous company met one afternoon recently at the bouse of M. Frederic Kastner, in Paris, to witness bis experiments with a strange invention of bis which he call the "Pyropbone." The pyrophone, as it name indicates, is an instrument which produces souuds by means of gas jets. It bad loo been known that flames emit sounds, aud M. Kastuer bin-self bad tried ex perinientH in London: but on that day the secial public found them selves in the presence of an almost complete instrument composed of a series of (ras tubes similar to organ pipes, cf different lengths and dimen sions, in which gas jects were burn ing, and which played some very powerful aod very moving morceauje. The difficulty of the inveu'ion con sisted, of course, iu regularising tbe jets. Tbe theory is this: When an isolated gas jet produces a sound, you have only to briug another simi lar jet uear it to make the sound cease. M. Kastner, then, has invented a con trivance which opeus aud shuts like the fiugers of a band of which each oue should . allow a jet to escape. When the fingers are exteoded the sound is produced; when they are closed or approached to each other the sound ceases. He next regulated the force of tbe souud by the diinen sions of the tubes, aud hy the height I at which the jects were placed iu the tubes. The contrivance corresponds J to ibe key-board ' f a piano, aud you are deeply moved at hearing those jets siug with extraordinary power, purity, and correctness. The audi ence was still more astounded at sud denly beariug the gasaliers placed in the centre of the room, aud set iu motiou by invisible electric wire, ex ecute "God Save the (Jueen" in so norous nnd penetrating tones. Tbe iuveution is still in a rudiuieutary state, but I hasten to call attention to it because it seems to me destiued to produce a great seosauon when it i shall have received the improvements I wbi.;h will certaiuly be introduced j uto ll. It me Lonenomlint. The Weitllb of Krmll. All intelligent travellers who have visited lii hziI sneak in the most irlouc-! ing terms of the country. Prof. fl'"!aIe mterrogater the other day, Agassiz regarded it as the most pro-1 "U e llke OBe uotber ; we bave been ductive and interesting country ou j "rried, aud what can we do ?" Al the irlobe. and the one iu which it isitDug th,re n"J be a little difficulty the easiest to obtain a livelihood. Some wbo have sailed up the Ama 7. in .lecture that a vest-el can be load ed with Briizil nuts at au expense of only a few cents per bushel. These constitute a valuable article of com merce, while (he oil extracted from them is very desirable. All the trop ical fruits are produced in Brnzil al- most wilLout cultivation. The soil iu many parts of the country will produce twenty successive crops of i cotton, tobacco or sugar cane with- out tne application ot manure. .No country in the world approaches the laud of Dom Pedro iu the variety of its forest productions. Prof. Agas siz states that be saw 117 different kinds of valuable woods .hat were cut from a piece of land not balf a mile snuare. Tbey represented al most evory variety of color, aud many of them were capable of re ceiving a high polish. Uue tree fur nishes wax that it used for candles, another a pith that is used for food; and still another yields a juice which is used in the place of intoxicating liquor. There is a single variety of palm from which tbe uatives obtain fooil, driuk, clothing, bedding, cord age, fi.biugta kle, mediciue, and the material they manufacture into dwell iugs, weapous, hnrioons and musical instruments. Doubtless the day is not distant when tbe valuable woods of Hrazil wil! be used for various useful and ornamental purposes. Bra zil is not only "a wooded country," but a country that produces tbe most beautiful wood in the world. A Drllg-htral Legend. There is a beautiful legend connec ted with the site on which the temple cf Siomoo Has erected, it is said to have Wen occupied in common by two brothers, oue of whom bad a family, but tbe other bad none. Uu tbe evening succeeding tbe harvest, the wheat having, been gathered in shocks, the older brother said to bis wife, "My younger brother is unable to bear the burdeu and heat of the day. I will arise, take off my shocks, and place them with bis, without his knowledge " The younger brother being actua ted by the same benevolent motives, said to himself. "My elder brother has a family and I bave none. I will coutr'bute to their support. I will arise, take off my shocks aud place them with his, without his kuowledge." Judge of their astonishment when, on the following morning, they found lhat their respective shocks were un diminished. This course of events trauspired for several nights, when each resolved in his own mind to staud guard, and, if possible, solve the mystery. Tbey did so, and ou the following night, they met each other balf way between their respec tive shocks, wiih their arm full. I'lMin grouud balloweaby such as sociations as this, was the" temple of Soloinou built so spacious, so mag ailicetii, the wonder aud admiration of the world. Alas! in these days, how many woul 1 sooner steal tueir brother's whole shjck than add to it a single sheaf? II tails for a I'alteraal I-aagaage. Yesterday afternoon, says the San Francisco Vail, a young man much giveu to slaug of the day, called on the pro.-ecutiug attorney aud an nounced that he wauted a warrant tor tbe arrest of a saloonkeeper wbo assaulted him, and this is the way be made bis want known: Lo k-a-bere, I waut a warrant for a feller.' ' hat did be do to you?' anked tbe attorney. 'He tired me out.' 'Fired you out! What do you mean by ibai!" 'Ob, well be stood me on my bead.' 'Do you mean to say tbat be stood you ou your bead; how did be do ii?' 'He didu't exactly do that, but he elevated me. Kinder raised me off my ear.' 'What did he do thit foi?' 'Why, 1 a.-ked him for a drink,, aud when 1 told hiui to chalk it in his bead, and tbat when I come around again I'd kick it out, be told me to pull down my vest. I told him to comb bis hair, and he just tben boosted me." He obtained a warrant for assault and battery. Georgia cow claims to bold the po litical place in tbe South once occu pied by .Virginia. The Ceotral PaciBc Railroad will not take silver trade dollars lor mora than ninety cents. EitrMraiMrT MliM rrlac "The conrseof true love never did run smooth" is a time worn adage wnicn tne majority or grown-up folks, as a rule, give tbeir adherence to. hetber, however, this is the cause of a "dead-lock" in tbe affairs of a oewly-tnarried couple residing iu the township of Westminster we know not, still tbe annexed statement is nevertheless tre. Tbe male par ticipator in the affair is, we believe, a farmer in good circumstances, while the bride is stated by those wbo should know to be a rather good looking young woman of 23 summers. Tbe courtships are carried on as all such courtships are ia tbe rural dis trictsprincipally going to aod re turning from church, meetings, etc. It was rather lengthy, and at times people tbongbt the disparity in tbe ages would be a barrier, in tbe long run, to the UDioo. All sucb surmises, however, were doomed to disappoint ment, as a week or two ago the lov ing couple were "made one," the honeymoon trip indulged in, and on Sunday lasf. tbe orthodox "church- going" took place in a city chapel. Tbe most extraordinary fact, bow ever, remains to be told. Wbile the courtship was proceeding in was usu ally understood tbat tbe couple were uear relatives cousins, people gen erally supposed. The announcement of the marriage, however, gave rise to a good deal of further speculation on tbe subject. But imagine tbecon sieroatiou of all parlies coucerned when, laat week, it was discovered that the bridegroom's father bad been twice married ; tbat be was one of tbe first wife's family ; and tbat tbe bride was one of the second wife's! tbey being thus constituted stepbroth er and sister. The brother left borne prior to bis mother's dea'b.and never saw bis sister till be bad (unknown to himself) interviewed ber in the role of tbe lover. The young lady's mother tf e old man" is now dead since the discovery of tbe above facts has been almost distracted. Uf course, tbe gossips are having a nice time in discussinir the. mitnr- l.m the newly-married couple have not yet giveu any definite reply to the UU(nerous nqu'nes as to what tbey nlt"a" 'I the bride totbe i in disposing of such ;a querry. the jouly apparent way out of ibediflicul i ty is a sicedy separation, as ueitber legally or socially are tbe parties mar ried. London Free Prexs. The Poor Mala. The amount of fatigue, exposure, and abstiueuce, which a mule will en dure, says a writer, seems almost fabulous Making long marches Ht.roSfj jU8tr 80adelesa plains, going for oog jQterva!s without water aud with very little food, onliged to pull loads sometimes amounting to five thousand two hundred pounds, up sleep bills and through heavy sloughs, subject to cruel treatment and neglect from tbe teamster, the life of an ex pedition mule is miserable enough No wonder lhat when tbe mule re turns be looks woefully angular and thin. The poor animal is frequently driven until he completely gives out, wbeu he is thanklessly turned iuto tbe herd of broken down mules. There is scarcely a more melan cbolly sight than such a herd. It is a nijveing boneyard. Gaunt, lean, witb drooping ears, hips tbat rise like promontories above tbe general deso lation, a disconsolate tail, aod a woe begone visage wbich would frighten an experienced ghost tbe poor bank rupt mule is tbe most wretched par ody on Gothic architecture tbat ever was forced on tbe public attention. Every vestige of meat has fled from bis bones. He is a walking transpa rency, an animated bat-rack, and I bave actually seen his bip bones ir reverently used to bang teamster's hats on. During our homeward march from the Hlack Hills, more than one sucb starved victim laid down bis tired frame on tbe earth which bad refused to nourish bim, and tbe benediction of a soldier's bullet called the raven and coyote to a meal which it cost tbe government one hundred and forty dollars to procure. CeatoBalal. Philadelphia, May 10. It is es timated officially tbat 120,000 people entered tbe centennial grounds to day. After the ceremonies on tbe centennial grounds this afternoon Governors Hartranft, Bedle, Carroll visited tbe buildings erected by tbeir Mates respectively and beld informal receptions Gov. Ilice, of the Mas sachusetts building, was welcomed by Commissioner Loriug. He was escorted to tue reception by tbe Bos ton Cadets, wbo on tbeir return to tbe city were joined by tbe Lancers. His visit was somewhat more formal than the others and was tbe only one attended by any military display. Tbe illumiubtion ia tbe city to night was on a grand scale. Tbe old State House building was tbe grand center of attraction, and at one lime the crowd was so great on Chestnut street tbat it was almost impossible to pass. Calcium lights were thrown upon the historical building, and ev erything was as brilliant as daytime. The many points of interest were in spected by the people, large numbers of whom were strangers. Gen. Grant was serenaded Id-nigbt, but Do speeches were made. A Parlataa Harrar. A restaurant keeper went into bis cellar to bottle several casks ol wine he bad received. He lett bis head servant in charge of the establish ment. Tbree hours after be went into tbe cellar, a gentleman called to see bim, and tbe servant went down stairs to summon bim. .The servant ran back in great terror, and could ouly gasp, "Be quick tbe rats roy master!" All the persons present ran into tbe cellar to which the almost speech less servant pointed, and found a black mass on tbe floor; it was the restaurant keeper, witb rats swarm ing so thickly on bim as to conceal him entirely. Tbey were devouring bim. It was necessary to kick tbem off, so engrossed ' were tbey witb tbeir delicious meal. It was some time before their victim could be restored to consciousness, when be said be remembered feeling faint soon after be entered tbe cellar, and this was all be knew. He bad swooned and tbe vermin had swarmed on bim. It is feared be will be disfigured for life. ' - , - Ao old farjjer once said, with more troth than elegance, "There are two talks ia tbe world to one do.'" A man must feel very cheap when be is knocked down for nothing in ao auction room. Xee Advertisement. "PIOPLIS' DRUG STORE!' G. W. SPEERS, X. E. Corner Diamond, Somerset Pa. okalkji is DRUGS, MEDICINES, and CHEMICALS, PERFUMEKY, FINE 0 A PS, ' TOILET ARTICL S, DTE STUFFS, and KEROSENE OIL, I fan WIN Kg and LIQUORS for medicinal Also an assortment of Fine Cigars, and Tobacco. Particular attention glvea lo the compounding or Ptijeicliina Prescription and Family Recipe, hy experienced hi a la. March 15, ire. VALUABLE FARM FOE SALE. Thli farm In "Itnafcd In Mironlcr Tp. Westmor land t.'o. two milei west of Litr-oier Bur. on the .ireeneburg and Stoyxtown pike, t ontalnini; about one hundred and filly a-rei, one hundred acre cleared balance well" timbered. Being un derlaid with coal, well watered, adapted for urai inj(. in a iriwd wheat trowing eonniry. Uttonier Valley K. k ptostng through oue aide of arm. HaYing therein a plank dwelling bonw, large bank barn and other oulbnilillnug. irood anule orcuani, convenient to churchea, at-honlnand mill, etc. For further inlortnatlon and partlculaa ap ply to the undersigned on the premie. May 3. ALEXANDER CARNS. . . . ... . . . I . A SSIGXEE'S NOTICE. singleton Kimmel and Marr A. Kimmel bar ing ma le a voluntary awivnment to me by deed dated tint day of May, l7d. of all the estate, real and personal or the said Singleton Kimmel lor the benoni of bis creditors. I hereby give none to all persons indebted to said Singletoa Kimmel to make ImmeiilHle payment to me, and tfewe hav iug claims against hi in to present the mim duly authenticated lor settlemeni to meat my office In Somerset, Pa. JOHN R. SltlTT, may3 Assignee. LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF PHILADELPHIA, Office: Xo. 291 Chestnut Street, Incorporated In 1S47. ASSETS, aa,suo,ooo The Penn is a strictly Mutant Life Company. All of its surplus premiums are returned lo its Policy holders every year, thus furnishing them Insurance at tha lowest possible eoM. Tbe Lite Kate oo-lorleiung Endowment Policy tosued by the Penn, while giving protection to In family of Insured in ease of -arly death, provides at moderate rates of premium, a fund lor future u uiiort, Should ne reach old age. AII.Po ll. it-s are Bon-lorfeitabls) for the vauel after third year. SAM L U. Hl'EY. President. SAML. E. STOKES. Vice President. H. S. STEPHENS, Id Vice President. JAS. WEIR MASOJT. HENRY AVSTIE, Actuary. Secretary. SOMERSET BOARD. ED. KIERNAN. President C.J.HARRISON Treasurer. J. O. OGLE. E. D. Yl'fcTZ, P. 8. HAY, Vice Presidents. A, April 10. . Attorney B. ADAMS. Secretary. I EATHEll! LEATHER! The largest assortment In the eitr of the best anuages of sole leather, the best brands of French lueaaucaif sains, just received. Also, a lull Hue of domestic stock on hand and offered at low prices for cash by SlEBERTfc BE KG, IOC Penn street, PITTSBVRG, PA., April as. CARPETS. w OH CLOTHS, O Linoleum, . . pq ' y p MATTINGS, p? Mow Stoles, h At. T.nw PriPPQ a--W aWV IT atW aV lUVMl A liberal dtsteount made t 91 IniNterti and oh Carpets for Churches. BOVARD, ROSE & CO., 29 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, mart Cook & Beerits' FAMILY GROCER! Flour and Feed I!t am lij. in mends and th pub! te tr tbe tewn awl Tteinlly af Somerset, that we hare opened NewSture on nr MAIN CROSS STREE1 And.ua addltkm to o fall Uae of Ins lest Ceafetiiierle. Tobaccos, Clears. c, We wUl esMlearor, at all Umea, to snpply jar eaa tomers witb tbe BEST QUALITY OF FAMILY FLOUR, CORN-MEAL, OATS, SHELLED CORN, OA TS & CORN CHOP, BRAN, MIDDLINGS A ad eeerTtklns; parUlnlae; to tbe Feed Depart ment at U LOWET POSSIBLE PRICES. FOR CASH ONLY. Also, a well selected stoefc of Ulaarware; Stoaeware. Wood en warm, Bras as of el kinds, aad STTIOISTERTL Wniea we wUl sell as cheap as the eaeapest. Please caS, exsjakn oar (roods of all kinds, ana to eaUsied from yomr own jadgmsat. Dea't forget where we stajr - ' fl2".",!r? 0aOB8 IMC X. UTS. Hew AduertiaemeniB. JOHN F. DEALER IN Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, Paints OlXiS, 3cC 5cO. The following ia a parf'al list of goods ia Stock : C trpenter's Tools Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Plane Iron." A Jzes, &c. Black smith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Vices, Files, Hammers, Ac Saddlery Hardware, Tab Trees, Uig Saddles, Hanies, Buckles, Kings, Bits and Tooli Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Kni ves, Scissors, Spoons and Razors the largest stock in Somerset County. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Paints for inside and outside painting. Paints in oil, all colors Varnish, Turpentine, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stains Ac. Window Glass of all sizes and glass cut to any shape. The best Coai Oil always on band. Our stock of Coal Oil Lamps is Urge and comprises very elegant styles. Ditston's Circular,' Mu!y and Cross Cut Saws. M;;') Saw Files of thebest quailty. Porcelain-lined Kettles. Handles of all kinds SHOVELS, FORKS, NPADIIS, KAKKS, Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Picks, Scythes, Sneatbs, Sledges, Mason Hammers Cast Steel, Step Ladders, Carriaire and Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loookiti j Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Ioor.Mats, Da.ket Tuba, Wooden Buckets, Twine, Hope all sizes, Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints' Mop Sticks, Traps, Steelyards, Meat Cutters and Sniffers, Traces Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dilst and Scrub Brushes, Hore Bru.-hes Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hinges. Screws, Latches and every'thiuJ in tbe Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse Ac jfct. The fact is, I keep everything that belongs to the Hardware trade I ,1,! exclusively in this kind of goods aud give my whole attiention to it, pPr sons who are building, or any one in need of anything in my liue wi'l fiuJ it to their advantage to give me a call. I will'always give a reasonable credit to responsible persons. I thank my old customers for their patrona and hope this season to make many new ones. Don't forget the place ' jNTo, 3, "BAER'S BLOCK." ApriI8 '7. JOHN F. BLYMVER. o Q "O CO aaaaa a Q. CD o is o a 03 O o O a ro CD CD O Hi "I c c 0D o JO LJ 3 l j Has O , tmm o o 0) o CD CD o SSIGN iJES NOTICE. Lphraim Cober and Barbara his wile bavins; executed a deed of voluntary assignment to me for creditors. 1 hereby nlve notice to all persons bavins: claims and accounts whether of record or otherwise to present them to me duly authenti cated at mv nltlce in Somerset boruuvh. on or be fore Thursday tbe Sth day ot Jane, A. I. m". JAS. LPt tiH, Assignee. Sewing Machine FOR SALE CHEAP. rimr INOMACH15U oo very reasonable terms will please call at tbe HERALD OFFICE. marXt FIRST PRIZE T VIcNNA EXPOSITION, 1873. W. STESL, Manafactarer of superior Union Crop Leather And dealer ia Bark, Hides, and Plasterers' Hair, JOHNSTOWN, PA. 4. eta cords of oak and hemliwh K.rl -.-.4 Cash paid ea delivery at tbe tannery. New Establishment MAN t'FACTTJKER OF COPPEB WARE. Havlna; yost opened a copper factory, we are ' pre oared to mana Ware for kitchens, totals dtstlllarMs ...a i 1 i! act are all kinds ot CUDber .J MIT" ai- i?T"rao""- In rear EDWARD RORHRCMPH kVO, L.CJood prlo. paid for ,ld aJppU"etUr"- faba New Adoertie.menU. BLYMYER, : lTBTis K Orovc. Apktis Da!,,. Grove & Denison Manufacture- of f arrlage m. Itllggif. Spring-- agoiiM, MeigliM, IlarnoMM etc. F eoti-ry one square east of Diamond. Somerset, In. April 12. H79, ! Imported Draft Horsed BLACK LEICESTERSHIRE, will at.in.t the followirir eommni iiiir April l'i'.h awl en I n. g S-ptriiilH-rlu. al larm in -.mi erwt Tp. The id my tine colts now mantling; in this riiuut.T in evhli arr rnoan h tluit imljr hy lireed iOK to lull hlooJsdo we get I lie ha Ives. Terms, 15 ti lnure a inure Willi lu.iL A I.SO, The Hamtletonlaii Stallion Service rolih-ni to Imtoom prices with f..al. tZi lo inure a mare rir this sranon only. X h your time to improve your Mock. .Mares In.m j ilnuaoce cartel lor at lowent at-tu.,1 cost. K. of care taken eut not acruunlalile lor x-vi-ient.. "prll p. HKr'KLEY. White Lead! White Lead t AMLST0XG & McKELVY, iSTIICTLY FIE W9ITE LUI .: . Y i.M) I. OIL. Office 87 Wood Street, Pittsburg, Pa., 1 P. S. There beins; so many flctitl'His liranls of j Inferior gowls otfi-re.1 to the trade, cleiilers ami containers will Ami it to their Inierest to hay our Strictly Pare White Leal which is unequalled lor aneness, whiteness, and durability. aur A SSIGNEE'S NOTICE. Meyerlale borouich" Soinejwt I'ountv Pa.. hi ins; made u Voluntary aiwfgnment to uie ly deetl dated the day ol 'March, 1T. of all the es tate, real ami personal, of the said Samuel H. Oarey. for the hencttt of h is ereiliron I h.r.hv srlve notice to all pemms indebted to said Samuel I H. Oarey to make Immediate oatmem to me. and thoee havlna claims axa n4 him to present the same duly authenticated lor K-lllcni. nl to me at t he midence of the awigiior. in Meven-dnle. on Saturday. May ao. t;. wi,rn and where 1 will at tend Sir said purpose. FHUJP H AY, prl Asjixaee. IA. THI (TllCiUO S OBTB WESTkR ! W Embraces under one mnajreinent tbe flreat Trunk Kailway Lines of the West and Norin wet, and. with its numerous bisathesand connec tions, forms the shortest and quickest route lie tweent'hiraKoand all points in Illinois, Wiw-on. sln, Northern MirhiicaB Minnesota, Iowa Ne Its"' C"'l'"n"" ""' ,h" W'cstero Terriioriis. Omaha and California Line Is the shorest ami best route for all point" In Northern Illinois, lew. lukota. Nhraka. Wy ominir. t'olorsdo, Utah. Nevada, I'alilornia lire, goo, Cbiaa, Japan ami Australia, lis Chicago, Madison and St. Paul Liue Is the shortest line for Northern Wisconsin ami Minnesota, aud for Madimn. Si. Paul. Minneap olis, luloth aud all points in the (Jreat .North west, its Winona and Si. Peter Line Is the only route for Winona. Rochester. I Iwaton aa. Munkato. St. Peter. New flin, ami all puluts la Southern and Central Minnesota. Its Green Baj and Marquette Line If the only line for Janvill. Watrrtown. TonJ 1 Lac. (MikoHh, Appleton. Orren Bay, Kscaua ba. Negaunce. Marquette, HoUKhtua, Hancock and the Lake Supers Country. Its Freeport and Dubuque Line Is the only route for Eluin, Kocktord, Freeport and all points via Freeport. Its C'airago and Milwaukee Line Is the oki Lake Shore r nte, and is tbe only one passmn through Evanstoa, Lake Forest. High land Park, Waukegan, Racine, Kenosha to Mil waukee. Pnllmaa Palate (an are ran on all thr.eh trains of this road. This Is 'he ONLY LINK running these car. be tween ihk-siro ami St. Paol. I iLhaso and Mil waukee, or t'hicasro ami Winona. At I Haaha our Sleepers connect with the Over land Sleepers on the Union Pacilie Railroad foe all points West of the Missouri Hirer. n the arrival ef the trains In.m the F.astor Soath.the trains of the Chicsiro k North-Westers-Railway leave Chicago as follow.: For Council Blum, Omaha and California, twe Through Trains dally, with Pullman Palace JjTm"'!.,.K""" J S'eoplnsI Cars throngh u Council Blutts. For Su Paul ami Minneapolis, two Tlirougr Trains dally, witb Pullman Palace Cars attacliev oa both trains. For Oreen Bav and Lake Superior, two train, daily, with Pullman Palace Cars attached, auf running through to Marquette. For Milwaukee, four Through Trains daltv. Pullman Carson night trains. Parlor Chair Car. on day trains. For Sparta ami Winona and points la Mlnnest . t- one Through Train daily, witb Pullman Sleen ers to Winona. For Dubuque, via Freeport. two Through Trains dally with Pullman Cars on night trains. Forbnbuque and La Crosse, via Climoa. Two Tbn.arh Trains dally, witb Pullman Cars oa night train to McGregor. Iowa. For Sioux City and Yankton, two Trains dally, rullman Cars to Missouri Valley Junction. For Lake Geneva, fiur Trains daily For Korkford, Sterling. Kenosha. Janesvllle, and other points, yoa can have I rum two to tea trains dally. New York Office No. 41a Rmadway: Boston Office. Jo. State Street: Omaha Office. '.M Fra- aaa street: Saa Francisco Office. 121 dnslr mrf Street; t'hleaa-o Ticket OlDces: titlark St Sherman House: romcr t'aaal and Mvli sua istiMs- k-rL. u.- k in. II- tie and Canal Streets- Weill tit. Depot, eorner Wells and Kinale Streets. For rue er lalunaatioa Bot attainable from yoor boiae ticket ageau, apply ta W. H. STssrrr. Hnvti Hcani-rr. Oeo. Pass, Ag t, Chicago. Oca. Sup l, Cheaf. twW Mm GALIFORN .