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BY I'll. E. W. FiKH. . .t .i. in Uir OIU nine, V...V-.. "7..-",l. river ere iwroereu vj iue w....r,. a - J t I : 1 A ..m ueM. and flat boat were.uore "nier- on than BteamHoaU, fluiatile nan - paiion full of danger from three s-Mirreti najr, ;niiirr swim TAi-- i i i thick an iiiociuitoa in the brake an engineer wbo could not eicel race bad do other but to blow iio honorable resor t his cralt ana cry "..ill An- traveler wbo bad . . - - ni.ri.r iri( nir hot steam, ana s 'quiet frame," was yet in bis verdan- j rv. i " Five veara ajro I was paweoirer on j the lire'at 1 republic from New Orleans ; to St. Iouis. I am a little dapper j mao w ith black eyes and auow streak-1 ed hair, inconsequential look, mod nlow to wrath. It was the first trip I I t t.lon fnr mm run ind mnHt j uw Kmm is iv ' " j , j r. mr tim vu Kix-nt in ouietlv re- i i ..... i n j ... m r.i ht e ( lliAna tiW llm ! lin llUK utvi m vi v. . . - - r f,.,.,i shnrtlr after the great throbbing eteame'r i 1 wa9 defaulter, for I bad no means bore a war from the Vicksburg levee jt restore the money lost! A repu an elderlv gentleman approached me, lotion built op by ten years faithful where I sat abaft of the wheel house. labr was crushed aod blasted ! Here There was comething peculiar about j '" "'gbt n tbe prime of l.fe Re bis face which led me to close exaiu.,sdcs that, Mr. Hamilton I had re-ination.- lie was tall, spare, with ;ntlj buried a lovely wife and child, Wtbcrv light features, and somewhat ;r "bose common grave a tomb-minisU-Vial io bis manner. His white j pWne WM cot J erected. This was neck cloth and dress indicated the j misery heaped upon anguish. I felt same. He used a traveler's license ! ' nd The thoughts of my . i.i...... . j m o : future condition of shame, made ten touinhment, spoke my name. How do vou do, Mr. Schwartz?" "Well, I thaok you let we met lefore at " me see ' r-an K.rriw r.ll ttiA ilpp" he replied: recoc-nizioe the interroffative nature of my remark. "Rut there are two things 1 never forget a name or a face." "A h, indeed !" said I, noticing a small, deep scar under the corner of his eye, which seemed to send out flushes over his cheek; "that is a rare aud hsppy faculty I say so the more readilv, as 1 possess it in some degree myself but your name has quite " "Hamilton, at your service," and Brain two or three nervous flushes shot from the scar to tbe skin. A mouotonous conversation follow ed, during which Mr. Hamilton gave evidence of excesm've weariness At last an hour had glided away aud most of tbe travelers bavingqui eted them wives in sleep or euchre, my new friend yawned, blinked, stretched his arms, and suggested a game of cards remarking that a gam of poker would make it lively. Something about that expression awakened unpleasant memories; my eyes ned with surprise, but if I made auv discovery, or noticed more particularly the flush darling down his cheek from tbe wouud, 1 subdued all expression of it while his glauce was yet averted. I thanked him. and observed that I had not played a game of cards tor fifteen years. "Possible!" te broke out, with a still averted gaze. "Ves," I replied, "quite possible, considering the nature of the game I last played. It makes quite an ex citing story which now appears to be its termination. Shall 1 relate it?" 'O, yea, indeed, 1 shall bi most happy." 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 enough to attract tbe notice of others. "If you are at al! conversant with steamboating," I said, "you know that a man on his first trip in former days, ran a gauntlet of gamblers." To which statement be grunted as sent. "Hid you ever run foul of tbe cloth T" I carelessly asked. "Never," he innocently responded, "except to my sorrow." "Nor I. In tbe summer of '4 I took passage from Cincinnati for New Orleans as messenger for a banking Iioum, with some ten thousand dol lars io my vaiise a balance due the New Orleans correspondent. I took the Relle Islaud, as handsome a boat as evea scraped rock with a copper Itottom. "Vou would naturally suppose, Mr. Hamilton, that I kept a close eye on that valise. Sucb was tbe case. It as my first trip, but I felt ful'y equal to anything, esecially as the amount of money was t,not large for a mes senger to transport. At the insignificant swamp town or Cairo a gentleman with a genteel, cultivated appearance, boarded the Relle, and booked himself for tbe Red River country. You see I re-nu-mber all the particulars. He was active in makinir mv acouaiutance. at which ti-Le I did not wonder, for tbe passengers were few and of tbe rougher sort. Io the course of two days we were verv familliar with each other, and had tired out almust i every game of cards known to os ex- j him. Rut the most remarkable part cept "poker a game which occupied'0' mJ rtory jet remains one mo other tables constantly. meat, please tbe blow up, of course, "Ihe second da v w bad been pUT-l,Bce,1d. my loss. But now, after ing euchre, 'cutthroat with a third fifteen years of quiet labor I am on gentleman. Milbank he ! vou knew "J t0 return to that bank tbe him? No? Well, that was mv money I lost by him Milbauk. Aud friend's name kept tbe sherrv flow - ing around prettv lively. You know that in those days everybody drank wine and plaved cards. Poker with trilling stakes was popular enough. As we became pretty jovial and some what noinv. Milbank suiriresled the idea of adioorninir to the statu room where we could make as much .noise ! a we pleased, to which I readily as-j senled. j "'Hold on, Schwartz,' said he, asi we were passing down into the cabin, 'you have a state room by yourself, haven't you? There's a" whopping big Hoosier io mine now." "All right," said I ; for why should 1 Lave bad any objection t So we squeezed ourselves into tbe box, aod cut for deal. "'Now, what shall we play ?' ask ed Milbank. "'I pass,' said I. "I pass,' repeated tbe stranger. "Hon'i suppose you care to try a fppenny poker a game of poker would make it lively.' The stranger instantly objected. Said be bad funds io trust, and it would Iks decidedly onbusiness like to play for stakes, even for so small a sum as a half dime. At this time we were all considerably under tbe influence or wine the stranger just enough to make a sanctimonious mane or the bead ridiculous io the Andreas says during the last ten extreme. I said nothing; aud made, veara one afde of the hill has gradu do objections tbat 1 remember now. j ly sunk in, leaving apertures in the At length Milbank fuggested a deal ; rock large enough to insert fence rails. witbout ante. e each took our lianas. wv. . ni lur us no three kings and an ace. We dealt again, and again be swept us. " 'Ry George !' be exclaimed, get ting excited, 'I will go ten cents on it.' "Little silver pieces appeared on tbe table, and two boura passed with good sport, tbe piles alternately build ing up and down arouod tbe board. Occasionally the wioe passed around. !iP""l,SPlSW,,,W',,,,,',,,",",,l''l Stranger won quit beary I won Milbaok woo. Stakes elierbtlj in creased. Stranger lost beavil J. Mil ' Lack and I on it. Tben I woo near- lr everr oil tber baa, ana 1 remem- . w and I remem-1 account of it ?d me off the ber orderine wioe on ,1.- f.ta vi.t t,rnno.i .,i ! e - 1 f K " ,rt ; J " ,:.,! here, but I remember taking out a :;nd handful of bills of exchange, drawn .1 and accepted on Eastern corporations. ' 10 tl- 'u i.... .. .... . j (y abo(jl tbouwlD,, do). m !to have been New-York gold check jin favor of a Texas house. How, I ' do not know, but a fearful row sprang up at this time. 1 snatched toe bill, put it in the valine, and sprang the lock. As to what took place I never knew. We were all drunk at least the other two appeared lo be and it was late in the evening. "The next I remember was about . luree ID the morning. I woke hot and feverieb. The reflection sank in- . ! to my mind like a red bot bolt that 'timesmore direful br the darkness '1 ngCTJ or my wine stupor, tlroe me io lue uphu vi ucn. iciv j cursed. There was no escape from rum. The throb, throb, of the great ngioe Mow, the screeching of es- I ihe sepulchral firemen me noting oi levereu oioou n deepened my agony, and peopled my brain with desperate though cs. "I reached my band under my bead and found there the valise in the usu al place. Under it I felt tbe revolver. I caressed the smooth, silvery handle, and felt a comfort in its presence. It was so coo' aud quiet. 'How soon,' thought I, 'could this abasement be prevented.' "Tbe weapon was laid silently against my cheek. It was refreshiLg just tben there was a gleam at tbe toot of my berth. In an i: sunt I saw the door partially opened, then closed silently. All was still as death. Again 1 caught tbe reflection of that light it came from a dirk! My heart stopped beating, but the revol ver was pointed in tbe direction of tbe flab. For a moment not a souud was beard. Tben the door slowly opened and a face peeped in. "'Sh-!' whispered tbeseeond face; 'she's going by ; wait.' "Then tbe ierson inside peered out, aud I saw what was up outside. Not five rods trora us abeam was the great hodv of another steamer plung ing through the daiknes. Tben tbe straining timbers and the tremendous thuds of the engines told us we were racing. She passed us, thank God ! for as she shot ahead a gleam of light from her open fire room snot athwart my door aud revealed two faces the robbers Milbank and tbe stranger! "Tben all was darkness. A shuf fling noise; a footstep was stealthily approaching my bed! I thought two murderous eyes gleamed upon me a bright streBk rose upward, just above me I pulled the figgerl There was a cry, smoke, shouts aud curses. ' There was a heaving of timbers and a thunder clap. Curses gave way to tbe crash of a thousand ci usb ed devils. Smoke, steam, fire, shot up like hot and forked tongues, and the Rell Island swam a fiery wreck. "Were you ever blown up, Mr. Hamilton?" I asked, eying him nar rowly. "No, sir," he said promptly. "Well, I 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 pressure ; for a moment I felt myself flying through the air at a tremendous rate, aod then as softly placed ia a marsh about ten rods off as if my mrther had cradled roe for a night's rest. It seems my berth and many upright splinters were torn off together, and thrown io sucb a manner tbat wbeo 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, tbat" "Yes, sir, "cry wonderful. I saw the steamer burn to tbe water's edge. ow what do Joa suppose became of Milbank 1 Whv, my shot took effect under tbe eye, I have lately discover ed, and" "Excuse me, Mr. Schwartz. This is Columbia, and I must see tbe ' shipping agent lie bsck in a mo ment." "One moment: 1 have seen Mil bank since, but "nly once. I have no evidence with which to convict 1 no. hfteeo years have passed away, is it not singular, .Mr. hem Hamilton, that you should be tbe person to suggest a lively game of poker?" The leathery faced old gentleman dropped over tbe railing and dis-ip- l-eared. It was tbe same mao bo DC ' dir oyeT mJ heart, arc fa.--. One of the wonderful pbeuomena of tbe country, and of which very little is known, even to those wbo have spent their lives almost within its very shadow, ia Rich Hill, loca ted in" Crawford county, about 12 miles from this place. Mr. Gray An drews, one of the oldest citizens of this county, gave os some interesting ioformntioo which we would like to give our readers had we tbe uuie aod space. The bill abounds io speci mens of pure limestooa rocks, tusks and limb bones of monster wild ani mals like tbe mastodon, together with tbe remains of extinct genea and species of smaller quadrupeds; ! shells nd other conrbological conos- i hies of the creat deen. consisting of f petrified fish bones, molosca, etc. j General Reonet, a Northern mao, j burnt lar&e quantities of lime from j these formations twenty-five years g0 for commercial purposes. Mr. ' Oo top it covers nearly twenty acres, i and mere is a iarm. wun iarm nouses, and a gentleman living there far above all of bis neighbors ia tbe sur rounding couutry. The bill can be seen for miles, and it is said tbat on a very clear day smoke arising from , dweliinirs and machine sboDS in tbe city or Macon can be seen very easily. Fort Valley ((-,) Mirror. Subscribe for the Herald. TnUl'i ttrft. I The fullowinp; iuU'refning accormt of a young Quaker who could not be 7uuty " tboui?D conscripted, 18 from the of prominent citizen of Tennes indue-oa to nirnt in the late war. pen neseee. It is a faithful oarratiuo of one of the J m08t interesting and curiou8 event iof the war. I have just read in the Xaville Jianner of the li'.th inst., a fragment of (ov. Foote's reminiseo.ee, beaded. '"OT- ;.ool.e . ,w Wuakf As I am famili er Refused to Fight." ar with the facts and circumstances alluded to. and as the case preatly interested me at the time. I have thought it might be or some interest to your readers to go iuto details more thai is done in Gover nor Foote's brief allusion to tbe case. Tbe young Quaker alluded to is Tilighara R. Vestol, wbo lived near Columbia, Tenn. When Gen. Rragg's army was at Shelbyville, Tenn., young Vestol was conscripted and sent to that place. He was as signed to duty in tbe Fourth Tennes see regiment, commanded by Col. Murray, of Nashville. He reported to the 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 be l induced to alter his determination. Tbeoflieersof the reg iment were as human as they were true aod gallant, and, alter every ef fort bad failed to induce Vestol to perform tbe duties of a soldier, they gave tbe matter up in despair, and told bim to leave and go borne, which he did. Rut shortly thereafter another conscript officer came along and Vestol was again duly enrolled as a conscript, and ordered to report at Rragg's headquarters. All alone and on foot, Vestol went to Chatta noogo, and reported at Rragg's bead quarters. Ry a most singular coinci dence, be was again assigned to the Fourth Tennessee. Col. Murray, from his Shelby villeexperience, kuew he had a tough customer to deal with. He concluded be would try the force of moral suasion, so one day he sent for Ve.-tol to come to his quarters, aod undertook to convince bim from tbe Scriptures that he was wholly wrong in his ideas and posi tion. Rut the young Quaker was rather too much tor the gallant colonel io the Scripture arguments and the colonel sent for his chaplin to talk to Vestol and convince bim that be was altogether wronir in his refusal to fk'bt or to iierform military duty. The cbanlaiu came and opeued the , argument after this wise: "I wouldn't give a cem lor a religion that is opposed to my country." Sid Vestol, "I wouldu'tgive a ceut for a country that is opposed to my religion." The argument lasted for some time, but left the young Quakei unconviuced, and determined to do no military duty of any description. He refused to police the camp, or to do the least tbiug that could Ik tor tured or constructed ioto miliary du ty. At last Col. Murray, wholly un able to do anything with Yestol, sent bim to brigade headquarters. Here he was reasoned with, and every ef fort made to induce bim to go aud perform the duties of a soldier, but be was firm and indexable as tbe ev erlasting bills. He was told tbat if be persisted in bis course he would lie subjected to severe punishment, and finally would be shot for disobe dience of orders. He replied that tbey bad tbe power to kill bim, but neither the rederal or Confederate army possessed the power to force him to abandon his principle, or prove false to his religion. Every- tbiog that could be constructed, di rectly or indirectly, into military du ty, he refused most emphatically to engage in. He was only about eigh teen years of age. 1 soon became satisfied that he acted from principle, and would go to tbe 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 bad ever wit nessed, aud it was the more remarka ble from being found in a boy of only eighteen, away from his family aod friends I asked bim one day if be bad no sympathy in the contest if be bad no preference as to which side should be successful. "O yes," he said, "I would prefer to see the south victori ous, as I live in tbe south and among southern people." I heard a gentle man say to bim, "vestol, ilid you ever exhibit any emotion about any thing in your life aid you ever crv 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 tbe gentleman, "and if your mother where here now, and could see how 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 thine my mother said to me was to be true to my religion, and 1 mean to do it." It was during bis stay at Gen. Maney's headquarters tbat Ves tol bad his iuterview with (irvernor Foote. Gov. Foote was at that time a member of Ihe Confederate congress, representing the Nashville district, and was a caudidate for re-election. The soldiers from Tennessee in the army were allowed to vote, and the governor was out electioneering among the soldiers. While at Gen. Maney's headquarters so mo one pointed out Vestol to Gov. Foote, or introduced Vestol to him, as a Qua ker wbo wouldn't fight, when tbe ful lowingconversation occurred between tbera : 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 and 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 bis seat in a very excited maner) "Why, I'd kill bim io a minute." Resuming bis seat after a minute. the governor surveyed Vestol, and again commenced a conversation with bim. Foote "Young man, you are all wrong about this matter, even frcm a Scriptural standpoint. When Christ was cpon earth be directed bis disci plea to pay tribute to Ca-sar. Tne money thus paid went into the Ro man treasury, and wis used in carry ing oa tbe wars of tbe Roman peo ple." Vestol "No sir; you are mistaken about that. Tbe Temple of Janus was closed at tbat lime, and there were do wars going on." Foote "I believe be knows more about it tbao I do. I don't know whether tbe Temple of Janus was closed tben or not" Such was substantially the inter view betweeti this rerarVable boy and this remarkable man. Perhaps j two more opposite characters, in jmany particulars, never came iu con tact.. Vestol was ordered to Knoxville, and fro u that place be found bis way I to the Virginia army, and was assigu- ' i . . l rr - . ' eil io oue oi iue i ruurwer i rgnncuio. Here he was onle-ed to military du lly, but firmly refused, as he had done ''In-fure. The brigadier io command. knowing his history or antecedents, ordered him to be bayoneted for dis obedience of orders, and the bayonet was applied to him repeatedly. He bore it with the spirit of a martyr, and tbe soldiers, seeing that he would die willingly iu preference to sacrific ing bis principles, refused further to punish him. No punishment or tbreau could shake tbe settled pur poses of bis soul for a mtnent. He was under arrest all tbe while. Fre quently, on retreats, his guard would lose sight of him but ia a day or two Vestol would march up aione into camp. He was afterward detained in Cas tle Thunder for awhile, at Richmond, but was finally permitted by tne Sec retary of war to go down to North Carolina to school, and aas mere at the time the war closed. Xashnllt' ( Tenn.) llannrr. IsdlKB TriMlilln. The tradition of ibe first laudiog of ludians io the New World has been repeated to chosen braves over aud over from one generation to an o'.her, aud to this day tbe Osages have what is supposed to be nearly tbeorigiual language of their ances tors. Tbey claim that their progeni tors came in an ark or boat, aud w hile in the vessel the Great Spirit came and rested upon one of their cumber aud told him to stlect six others to assist him in governing his uatiou; hence the origin of tbe seven original bands of the tribe. Tbe spirit, while in conversation with this favorite one, directed bim to communicate what ever instructions he received for his people through his chosen assistants, and to this day the name of tbe one upon whom the spirit rested signifies oue who talks with God. His lodge is a sanctuary for any criminal wbo may flee from justice or vengeance, and he ranks with tbe highest chief in the t. ibe. Rcfore tbey came in contact with while people tbey lived iu the enjoyment of peace and hup piness, but tbey are uow realizing that white people areas numerous as "leaves ia the forest," aud tbat they only coustituie a reiuuauiot tbisouce powerful and warlike tribe, aud are at tbe mercy of tbe white race, aud liable to be driven backward step by step into the waters of the oceuu. Their religion tends to give them a gloolny aud melancholy cast of char acter, and aiuoug other tbiugs they believe tbat the spirit of tbe depart ed bovers iu anguisb around tbem un til a scalp is taken to accompany it to the ludian's last resting place, the great bunting grouud, where the spirit of tte slain enemy serves him iu tbe most servile offices throughout eternity. J-or this purpose, though much has been said aud written about the civilization of the Osages, they vet organize mourning parlies aud go upon tbe war path wbeu otherwise they are peaceable. though at nrst thought it may strike the minds of our readers as al most incredible, there are Masons among 0agea. Tbey were proba bly admitted to the secrets. rit?s, aud privileges of this ancient institution by the French in early days, they being tbe first whites with wbom tbey met. Tbey retain a part of the workings of the craft to this day. Col J. M. Ilia It, a licensed trader for tbe tribe at ibis agency, wbo is a gentleman of culture aud largeexpe rience, aud an honored member of commandery, when alone on one oc casion with a more than ordinary in telligent Osage, found upon strict trial, though the Indian could not speak a word of our lauguuge, that be as a Master Mason who prided himself in the mysteries of the or der. Their so called "medicine work" is simply the p?rforruanee of a religious ceremony in which is introduced all the forms derived from Mk.-mry, tra dition, and other sources. There are grades in rank, or degress, as in Ma sonry, aud the ceremonies of intro duction aud advancement to the higher degrees are as elebjrate aud iispressive as any in tbe world. A Thauderbolt Through a Wild Cioooe. Huring the thuuder storm yester day a flock of wild geese were seen flying northward. They whirled and changed tbeir course many limes, but turned to tbe north after each change. Wbeo over tbe corner 6f Tenth and Felix streets, a streak of lightning was seen to strike down ward from a large cloud, ana one of the geese dropped as if shot. An ob server ran to the spot where the goose was seen to fall, expecting, no doubt, wild goose for dinner. Vpou arriving on the spot be found w hat, witbout a questiou, was one of the most curious freaks tbat that most subtile of fluids ever, pltyed. Tbe goose bnd a scarred and burned hole exteudiug from the back down through tbe body, there being oo quesli n but that the electric bolt passed through tbe flying bird. The feathers were somewhat singed, though not so much as might have been exjiected. The bird was shown to several persons as a curiosity, our reporter among the uuuiber, all agree ing as to the mauuer of its death. !t. I Herald. A Paasle lr the Doetsra. A correspondent of the New Ha ven (Couo.) Ileijister writes: "Tbat mysterious relation which is said to exist between ao amputated limb and its parent body receives a fresh illustration io the case of young Palmer, w ho suffered the loss of a leg recently, and of which mention was made by our correspoudeuL Afier the operation, the removed member was deposited in a box and buried by direction of the family. The patient complained severely of pain, and a sense of crampiug in ibe lost foot, and suffered so acutely that at tbe suggestion of some one the package was taked upand examined. It was found on oiieuiug that tbe box was too sbort for tbe limb, and tbat tbe foot aod 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 tbe close of a tavern dinner two of ibe company fell dowo stairs, tbe one tumbling to tbe first landing place and tbe other rolling to the bottom. Some one remarked that the first seemed drunk. "Yes," ob served tbe wag, "but be is not so far gone as tbe other gentleman below." A somewhat numerous company met one afternoon recently at the bouse of M. Frederic Kastner, io Paris, to witness his experiments with a strange invention of bis which be call the "Pyrophone." The pyrophone, as it name iudicates, is all instrument which produces souuds by means of gas jets. It. bad lonji been known that (lames emit sounds, and M. Ka-tuer hirrseif bad tried ex periments iu London; but oil tbat day tbe sjucial public found them selves in the presence of an almost complete instrument composed of a series of tras iuIsjs similar to organ pipes, of differeut lengths and dimen sions, in which gas jects were burn icg, and which played some very powerfuI and very moving morveaux. The difficulty of tbe inveu'iou con sisted, of course, iu regularising the jets. Tbe theory is this: When an isolated gas jet produces a sound, you have only to briug aootber sinii iar jet near it to make the sound cease. M. Kastner, theu, has invented a con trivance which oeus aud shuts like the fiugers of a baud of which each one should aliow a jet to escape. Wbeo tbe fingers are extended tbe sound is produced; when they are closed or approached to each other the souud ceases. He next regulated the force of tbe souud by the dimen sions of the tubes, and hy tbe height at which the jecls were placed iu the tubes. The coutrivauce corresponds to the key-board of a piano, aud you are deeply moved at hearing those jets siug with extraordinary power, purity, aud correctness. The audi ence was still more astounded at sud denly hearing the gasaliers placed in the ceutre of the room, aud set in uiotiou by invisible electric wire, ex ecute "God Save the Queen" in so norous nnd penetrating tones. Tbe iuveution is still iu a rudiuieutary state, but I hasten to call attention to ii liecause it seems to me destiued to produce a great sensation when it shall have received the improvements wbL-h will certainly be introduced iuto it. Time Cort c!iionlfiit. The Wealth of Brasll. All intelligent travellers who have visited Riazil speak in tbe most glow ing terms of the country. Prof. A gassiz regarded it as tbe most pro ductive and interesting couutry ou the glole, and the one iu w hich it is the easiest to obtain a livelihood. Some who have sailed up the Ama z m declare that a vesi-t-1 can be load ed with Brazil nuts at an expense of only a few cents per bushel. These coustit'ite a valuable article of com merce, while the oil extracted from them is very desirable. All tbe trop ica! fruits are produced iu Brazil al most without cultivation. The soil iu many parts of the country will produce twenty successive crops of cotton, tobacco or sugar cane with out the application of manure. No country in tbe world approaches the laud of Dom Pedro iu the variety of its forest productions. Prof. A gas siz states that he saw 117 differeut kinds of valuable woods bat were cut from a piece of land not half a mile square. They represented al most evjry varieiy of color, aud many of them were capable of re ceiving a high polish. One 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 the natives obtain food, driuk, clothing, beddiog, cord age, fisbiugtackle, medicine, and tbe material they manufacture into dwell ings, weapons, harpoons and musical instruments. Doubtless tbe day is not distant when the valuable woods of Brazil wil! be used for various useful and ornamental purposes. Bra zil is not only "a wooded country," but a country that produces the most beautiful woods in tbe world. A Delightful Legend. There is a beautiful legend connec ted with the site oo which the temple f Solomon was erected. It is said to have Iteen occupied in common by two brothers, one of whom had a family, but the other bad none. Ou the evening succeeding the harvest, ibe wheat having, been gathered in shocks, the older brother said to his w ife, "My younger brother is utiable to hear tbe burdeu and heat of tbe day. I will arise, take off my shocks, aud place them with bis, without his knowledge " The youDger brother being actua' ted by the same benevolent motives, taid to himself. "My elder brother has a family and 1 have none. I will coutr'bute to their support. I w ill arise, take off my shocks aud place them with his, without his kuowledge." Judge of their astonishment wbeo, on the following morning, they found that their resjiective shocks were un diminished. This course of events transpired for several nights, when each resolved iu bis own mind to stand guard, and, if possible, solve the nivstery. They did so, and ou the following night, they met each other half way between their respec tive shocks, with their arm full. I'pon ground ballowea by such as sociations as this, was the temple of Solomon built so spacious, so mag nificent, the wonder aud admiration of the world. Alas! in these days, how many woul 1 sooner steal tueir brother's whole stuck than add to it a siugle sheaf? MlMt for m I'alverMkl Ijtngaitge. Yesterday afternoon, says the San Francisco Vail, a young man much given to slaug of the day, called on the prosecuting attoruey aud an uouueed that be w anted a warraut for the arrest of a saloonkeeper wbo assaulted him, and this is the way be made bis want known: Lo k-a-bere, I want a warraut for a feller.' ' nal did be do to you?' asked tbe attorney. 'He bred me out.' 'Fired you out! What do you mean by tbat?' 'Oh, w ell be stood me on my head.' 'Do you mean to say that he stood you ou your head; how did be do it?' 'He didn't exactly do tbat. but be elevated me. Kinder raised rue off my ear.' 'What did he do tbit foi?' Why, I asked him for a drink,, and wbeo I told him to chalk it iu bis head, aud tbat w beu I come arouut agaiu I'd kick it out, be told me to ull dow n my vest. I tcld him to comb bis hair, aod he just tbeo boosted me.' He obtaioed a warrant for assault and battery. Georgia cow claims to bold the no- liticjl place in the South once occu pied ny irgiuia. - The Central Pacific Railroad will not take silver trade dollars for mora than ninety cents. "Tbe courseof true love never did run smooth" is a time worn adage which the majority of grown-up folks, as a rule, give tbeir adherence to. Whether, however, this is tbe cause of a "dead-lock" io tbe affairs of a newly-married couple residing iu the township of Westminster we know not, still tbe aonexed statement is nevertheless tme. The 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 sucb courtships are in tbe rnral dis tricts principally going to and re turning from church, meetings, etc. It was rather lengthy, and at times people thought the disparity in tbe ages would be a barrier, in the long run, to tbe onion. AH such surmises, however, were doomed to disappoint ment, as a week or two ago the lov ing couple were "made one," tbe honeymoon trip indulged in, aod on Sunday last tbe orthodox "cburcb going" took place in a city cbapel. Tbe most extraordinary fact, how ever, remains to be told. While tbe courtship was proceeding in was usu ally understood tbat tbe couple were uear relatives cousius, people gen erally supposed. Tbe announcement of tbe marriage, however, gave rise to a good deal of further speculation on tbe subject. But imagine tbe con sternation of all parties concerned when, lat week, it was discovered that the bridegroom's father bad been twice married; tbat be was one of tbe first wife's family ; aud tbat tbe bride was one of tbe second wife's! tbcv being thus constituted stepbroth- j er aud sister. Tbe brother left home prior to his mother's dea'b, and never I saw bis sister till be bad (unknown to birc.elf) interviewed ber io tbe I role of the lover. The young lady's I mother li e "old man" is now dead i since tbe discovery of tbe above facts has been almost distracted. Of course, the gossips are having a Dice lime iu discussiug the matter; but tbe newly-married couple have not yet given auv definite reply to the uumerous inquiries as to what tbey mean to do. Said tbe bride to tbe female interrogator the otber day, "We like one auoiber ; we have been married, aud what can we do ?" Al though there may be a little difficulty iu disposing of such ;a querry, the ouly apparent way out of the difficul ty is a speedy separation, as ueither legally or socially are the parties mar ried. London Free Pre. The rr Mai: Tbe amount of fatigue, exposure, aud abstiueuce, which a mule will en dure, says a writer, seems almost fabulous. Making long marches across dusty, sbadeless plains, going for long intervals witbout water aud with very little food, ooliged 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 the teamster, the life of ao ex pedition mule is miserable enough No wonder tbat wbeo tbe mule re turns be looks woefully angular and tbin. The poor animal is frequently driven until be completely gives out, wbeu be is thanklessly turned iuto the herd of broken down mules. There is scarcely a more melao cbolly sight tbao sucb a berd. It is a ro,veiog boneyard. Gaunt, lean, with drooping ears, hips tbat rise like promontories above tbe general deso lation, a disconsolate tail, aud a woe begone visage wbich would frighten an experienced ghost the 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 Sed from bis bones. He is a walking transpa rency, ao animated bat-rack, aod I have actually seen his hip bones ir reverently used to bang teamster's bats oo. During our homeward march from tbe Black Hills, more thao one sucb starved victim laid down bis tired frame oo tbe earth which had refused to nourish bim, aod tbe benediction of a soldier's bullet called tbe raven and coyote to a meal wbich it cost tbe government one huodred and forty dollars to procure. reateaalal. Philadelphia, May 10. It is es timated officially tbat 120,000 people eutered tbe centennial grounds to day. After tbe ceremonies on tbe centennial grounds this afternooo Governors II art ran ft, Bedle, Carroll visited tbe buildings erected by tbeir btates respectively and held informal receptions Gov. Rice, of the Mas sachusetts building, was welcomed by Commissioner Loriog. He was escorted to tue receptioo by tbe Bos ton Cadets, wbo oo tbeir return to tbe city were joined by the Lancers. His visit was somewhat more formal than the others and was the only one attended by any military display. Tbe illumiuatioo . io tbe city to night was oo a grand scale. Tbe old State House building was tbe grand center of attractioo, aod at one lime the crowd was so great oo 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 tbe people, large numbers of wbom were strangers. Geo. Grant was serenaded to-nigbt, but no speeches were made. A Parlalaa Harrar. A restaurant keeper went into his cellar to bottle several casks of wine be bad received. He left bis bead servaDt io charge of tbe establish ment. Three hours after he went into tbe cellar, a gentleman called to see bim, and tbe servant went down stairs to summon bim. Tbe servant ran back in great terror, and could only gasp, "Be quick .be rats my master!" All the persons present ran into tbe cellar to which tbe almost speech less servant pointed, and found a black mass oo tbe floor; it was the restaurant keeper, with rats swarm ing so thickly on him as to conceal him entirely. Tbey were devouring bim. It was necessary to kick tbem off, so engrossed were tbey with tbeir delicious meal. It was some lime before their victim could be restored to consciousness, when be said be remembered feeling faint soon after be entered the cellar, and this was all be knew. He bad swooned aod the vermin had e warmed on bim. It is feared be will be disfigured for life. An old farmer once said, with more truth than elegance, "There are two talks in tbe world to one do.'1 A man niuat feel very cbeap wbeo be ia knocked down for nothing in an auction room. PEOPLES' DM STORE!' G. W. SPEERS, '. E. Corner Diamond, Somerset Pa. ukalkm ia DRUGS, MEDICINES, and CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY, FINE tOAPS, TOILET ARTICL S, DTE STUFFS. . and XEROSES K OIL, lyan WINKS sb1 LIQUORS for metlldnml Also an assortment of Fine Cigar, and Tobacco. Pwtlrular attention Kirea o Um compounding of Fbjotclaun Prewriptluna sod Fmllj Recipe, tj experienced hi a Ii. March li, M76. VALUABLE FARM FOR SALE. Thl farm I itnatvl In Llironler Tp. Westmor land Co. two milea wet of Liifonler Bur. on the Oreenahnre; and SiiijMiwd pike. ( onlainini? about wne hundred and fifty acres, one hundred acre cleared balance well timbered. Being un derlaid with eoal, well watered, adapted for Krm in. in ajruod wheat arowlug country. LJjf'tnier Valley K. K. puling through (me side of Farm. Having thereon a plank dwelling bouse, large bank barn and other outbufldinits. good apple orchard, convenient to churches, schools and mills, etc For further infonnaihin and particuUa ap ply w me uiMiersigne on tne pretni!-e. Mays. ALKXANUKB CARNS. SS II 1 GN E E'S NOTICE! Singleton Kimmel and Mars A. Klmmel hav ing male a voluntary a"l'ntnent to me hy deed dated first day of May. 1H74. of all the estate, real and personal ol the. said Singleton Kimmel lor the benefit of bis creditors. I hereby give notie - to all persons indebted to said Singleton Kimmel to make Immediate payment to me. and the hav ing claims against him to present the sums duly aumentioaieo lor settlement to meat my omce in nomerset, n. JOHN R. SCOTT, Biay3 Assignee. rpHE PENN MUTUAL" LIFE INSURANCE CO OF PHILADELPHIA, Office : No. 291 Chestnut Street, Incorporated tn 1S47. ASSETS, ts,&00,000 The Penn la a strictly Mutual Life Company. All of Us surplus premiums are returned to Its Policy-holders every year, thus furnishing them Insurance al the lowest possible cost. The Late Kate non-torlelung Endowment Policy issued by tbe rVnu, while giving protection to tne family of Insured in ease of arlv death, provides at moderate rates of premium, a fund lor future su piKirt.bnould he reach old age. AlliPo itcies are non-lorfeitabla lor the vauel after third year. S4M L V. HTEY. President. SAMU E. STOKES. Vice President. JAS. WEIR MASON. Actuary. H. S. STEPHENS, 3d Vice President. HENRY At'STIE. Secretary. SOMERSET BOARD. ED. KIERNAN, Presiuent. C. J. HARRISON Treasurer. J. O. OGLE. e. n. Yutvrz, P. S. HAY, Vic, Presidents. Attorney A. B. ADAMS, Secretary. AprU 10. T BATHER I LEATHER ! 1Tbe largest assortment In th, city of the best annages ol sole leatner. In, best brands or sreoea kips and calf skins, just received. Also, a lull line of domestic stock on hand and offered at low prkesforcashby SlKHEHTa BEKO, to Penn street, PITTSBURG, PA., April . CARPETS. w OIL CLOTHS, Linoleum, H pi, MATTINGS, M Moi SMes, At Low Prices, o ui A liberal discount made t MlniHteni mud on Carpets) for Churches. BOVARD, ROSE & CO., 29 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, mart Cook & Beerits' FAMILY GROCER! Flour and Feed W, would most respect full lly announc to our friends and the publ le generally. In tbe town and vicinity af Somerset, tnat we hav, opened ear NewStor, oo MAIN CROSS STREE1 And la addlUoa to full Una of the heart ConTectlonerie. Motions , Tobaccos, Clean. 4c, We will endeavor, at all times, to sjpply jnt cus tomers with th, BEST QUALITY OF FAMILY FLOUR. CORN-MEAL, OA TS, SHELLED CORN, OATS A CORN CHOP, BRAN, MIDDLINGS And everything part in log to th. Feed Depart tent at the LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. FOR CASH ONLY. Also, a wen selected stook of Glassware; Stoaewan, Woodeawaiu, Braahea of at unaa, aad STATIONERY Whtob we will sell as cbeap as th, cheapest. Please caH, ezamlae our goods of all kinds, and b, aatlaaed from your w judgment. Dwat forget when w, stay Oa MAITt causa ttw. MastMt,Pa. Oat, lira. JOHN F. BLYMYER, DEALER IN Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, Paints OILS, &C &C Tha following ia a part:al Tat of goods in Stock : C rpeotera Tools, Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Plane Iron. Jzes, Ac. Black smith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Vices, Files, Hammers, Ac Saddlery Hardware, Tab Trees, Gig Saddles, Hanies, Buckles, Kings, Bits and Tools. Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Spoons and Razors, tbe largest stock in Somerset County. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Paints for inside and outside paioting, Paints in oil, all colors. Varnish, Tnrpentioe, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stains' Ac. Window Glass of all sizes and glass rut to any shape. The bet Coai Oil always on hand. Oar stock of Coal Oil Lamps is large and comprises very elegant styles. Ditston's Circular,; Muley and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of tbebest quailty. Porcelain-lined Kettles. Handles of all kinds. SHOVELS, FORKS, SPADES, H1KKS, Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Picks, Scythes, Sneaths, Sledges, Mason Hammers, Cast Steel, Step Ladders, Carriaie aod Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Door Mats, Baskets, Tubs, Wooden Buckets, Twine, iiope all sizes. Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints Mop Sticks, Traps, Steelyards, Meat Cutters and Stufftrs, Traces, Cow' Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dilst and Scrub Brushes, Hore Bru.-hes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hinges, Screws, Latches and everything in the Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse. &c., Ac The fact is, I keep everything tbat belongs to the Hardware trade. l' deai exclusively in this kind of goods aud give my whole atttention to it. Per sons who are building, or any one in need of anything in my liue, will find 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 patronage, and hope this season to make many new ones. Don't forget the place jNTo, 3, "BAER'S BLOCK." AprP.8 '74. JOHN F. BLYMYER. o 0 o (f) Q o o o O CD 05 c 02 c a o l J ew . 1 K O CD CD A SSIGN'iSKS SOTICE. tuhroim Cober and Barbara bis wit, havlna- cxctuieu m ueeu 01 voluntary assignment to me iot creouors. i oereny jrive notice 10 all persons havlnv claims and accounts whether of record or otherwise to present them to me duly authenti cated at mv office in Somerset borouirh. on or be- Kre 1 nursuay tne ftn day ot June. A. I. 18-. JAS. U PlilH, May S. Assliruee. Sewing Machine FOR SALE An. itn. if ..Irlnir nnMh.u M . 1 c . ' nr INUMACHI.NU on verv . .n please eail at th. HERALD OFFICE. FIRST PRI2S AT VltttNA EXPOSITION, I87S. STEEL, Manufacturer of fOBerlor Union Crop Leather And dealer in Bark, Hides, and Plasterers' Hair, johsstownt, pa. 4.000 eords of oak and h!.h k-.l. Cash paid oa delivery at th, tannery. New Establishment MANrrACTTJRER OF COPPER WARE. Having Just opened a eopper factory. w ,r, prepared to Banafactur, akrad, ot (JmLVv Var. for kKebemv hotels, distiller. m-aKLl"!11'"- 'c-yinrUfr 01 "- anlerlem a. Son i araeel i lit i,Mk a. (hivole street, Camhertanrt y' " 1,urU EDWARD KORNRCMPHaoo, JVCK-od pries pcld for oW """ N O 0)0 (D CD 1- o If) Zl 1X1 CD Z So o 0) O o , rrTin K Orovc. Grove & Denison j 11 Sraimfheturcs- of Carriage, HiijtjcieM, Spring-wagon, Sleigh", IlarneftM. ele. Factory on square east of Ilinntond. Siiitrct, Pa. April 12. 1-.78. Imported Draft Horse, BLACK LEICESTERSHIRE, will stand the fnllnwinr nelson oonimewiiitf April M'.hsnd ending 5-pteinln-rlu. t in, lrtn in i.ni ersct Tp. Tlieniiity une colts now stundinic in this county is evidence enouirh that only by breed ing to lull Hood do we (ret the halves. Terms. 415 to Insure a nmre with fo.iL A I.SO, The HamMetoiilafl Mi Service reduced to hotooin prices with foul. Si to Insure a mare for this season only. Now your time to improve your sloe k. .Ilurcs Iron a distance care.! lor at lowest netu.tl !. ttest or care taken hut not accountable lor a- i.lents. "prl P. H Krri White Lead ! White Lead ! AllMSTOXG & 3IcKELYr, coRBoonas Ann HAxrr.(ri'RKns or mm mi white uul ! UK1 AXI I. Oil., Offlce S7 Wood Street, Pittsburtr, Ta., P. S. There belnir so many fictitious brands or Inferior goods offered to the trade, dealers and consumers will find It to their Interest to bay our Strictly Pure White Lead which Is unequalled for hneness, whiteness, and durability, mara A SS 10 SEE'S NOTICE. Samuel H. Oarcv and Catherine his wife nf Meyersdale bon.unh. Souiejtet County. p hav lnir made a voluntary assiicnment to me by deed dated tbe day ol March. liT4. of all the es tate, real and personal, of the said Samuel H. Oarey. for the henettt of his creditors. I herebv stive notice to all persons Indented to said Samuel H. arey tn make immediate p-.n ment to me, ami those havlnv claims aira.nsl him to prewnt the same duly authenticated lur settlement to me at the residence of the andirnor. in Meversdale. on Saturday. May ao. 1176, when and where 1 will at tend lor said purpiee. PHILIP HAY. Prl3 Assignee. THB CHICAGO & ffoCTH-WEKTBK All W e.mbraces under one management the Trunk U.i!... l iu, , . - u... . Oreat Norih- "k ano. wun us numerous oiaa:hesand connec tions, torms the shortest and ijuiekest route be tween Chlrafo end all points ia Illinois, Wiscon sin, Northern Michigan Minnesota, Iowa. Ne braska, L'atilornia and the Western Terriiorits Its Omaha and ( aliform Line Is the shorest awl best route for all point In Northern Illinois. I. wa, Iukota. !Vhrak, Wy omin. t'olorado. I'tah. Nevada. I'alilornia. re. gon, China, Japan and Australia. Its Chlrago, Madison aud St. Paul Liue Is the shortest line for Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, and for Madinon, St. Paul. Minneap olis. Duluth aud all points In tbe tlreat North west. Its Winona and SU IVtrr Line Is the only route for Winona. Rochester, riwaton aa. Mankato. St. Peter. New t'luj, and all points In Southern and Central Minnesota. Its Green Baj and Marquette Line Is the only Hne for Janesville. Watertown. Fund lu Lae. Ikdikoeh. Appleton. Oreen Bay. Kscaua ba, Neirauoee. Marquette, Houghton, Hancock and the Lake Superior t 'ountry. Its Freeport aud Dubuque Line Is the only route for Elirln, Rocklord, Freeport. and all points via Freeport. Its CtticKo and Milwaukee Line Is the okl Lake Shore n wte, and Is the oolv one passing through Evanstoa. Lake Forest. H'h land Hark, Waukegaa, Kacine, Kenosha, to Mil waukee. Pullman Palate Cars are ran oa all thr.agh trains of this road. This is he ON LY LI N fc running these car be tween Chicago and St. Paul, Obicaguaud Mil waukee, or t hicavo and W inona. At Omaha our Sleepers connect with the Over land Sleepers oa the Union Pacific Railroad In ail points West of the Missouri liiver. On the arrival of the trains In.mthe F.astor South.the trains nf the Chieairu k Nerth- Westers Railway leave Chicago as follows: ForCouncil Blufls. Ouiaha and California, twe Through Trains dally, with Pullman PaUce Drawina- Kooia and Sleeping frs through u Coonell Blufls. v " For St. Paul and Minneapolis, two Tlimoijr Trains dally, with Pallman Palace Cars attache on both trains. For Ureen Hav and Lake Superior, two train, dally, with Pallman Palace Cars attached, airf running through to Marinette. For Milwaukee, four Through Trains daily. -- ... .. ... ii mil Jonu- runmaa i arson nignt trains. Parlor Chair car. oa day trains. For Sparta and Winona and points ia Minnest te. one rhrouu Train dally, with Pullman Sleep erstoWiavna. For liuhuque, via Freeport. two Through Trains daily with Pullman Cars on night trains. For Debanjue and La t'Msse. via Clinton. Two Through Trains dailv, with Pullman Cars on Bight train to McOregor. Iowa. For Stoo City and Yankton, two Trains dally. Pullman Cars to Missouri Valley Junction. For Lake (fenera. f..ur Trains daily For Koekford. Sterling. Kenosha, Janesville. and other points, yisa ran hav, from two to tea trains dailv. New York tlffle,. No. 41s Broadway: Host", Offlce. "Jo, Slate Street: I (wtaha 0ee. A3 r ham Street: San Francisco Office. Wl M"o't ; ery Street; Chicago Ticket Othe-s: Clark St.. endcr Sbemrna House: eomer Canal and ua Streets: Kinsie Street lieuot. corner He and Canal Streets: Wells 81. Dep " Well, end K uul. Streets , . For rates or laionuaiioa not attainabumw Jour home ticket agents, apply le W. H. SraasiBTT. Hutu Hrsmrr. Oeo. Pass. Ag t, Chicago, liea. Sup't, - ' few CALIFORNIA