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per uiu, paW la sdTue otherwise U
111 i.mi4iM h ha.nred.
Je mbMlptiui will be dlaeoarinaea aadl aU
ran(3l r pM aa. In(ier aieewa
W BotUy " MtMcrtbM o eot take wat
taalr arilllb eeUllefcU-ll-''ariPt'-Sattel
MtaoVlaf fro r-usv-meeloaa-etber
uoulJ f Ir lb "
U a tb ! iUre
SomtrMt Prlntlag Company,
JUHS L IKjULU
A TTORNEYSA T-LA ir.
1- J SOOSER,
HENKTF. SCHKI.L ATTfJItN E T Al LA W.
end Bovntr a a i. rVosloa AU ""frset,
. Omo la Mamma bivok. jaa. u-u.
V . I goneL Pa. rrols.uBl
iw rioi-eUaUr MUcUed p"r
I AW N(TICE.-Alrlr H. OuffmtB bu
reameltbeire'l mtttla Somerset and
...fiBeU: 1 oee UMunnwUi building.
LrjXENTlNK BAV. ATTOHNEY AT LAW
ud dealer is real ei, wmwwi, rm., win
lieal w ail Baiae eatrwaieB i sua care wua
rumpta Mid atiellljr. . aa;. U-lJ.
j. t H. L BAER, ATTORNEYS AT
1. 1 iv. Surname wiU uracUe la Som
erset aua eu:oialu; eottnUes. All business eo
trse4 to U will cm promptly atuaeed to.
J ohn h. i:hu attuknsy atlaw.wwi
ereat. It a., wUi prvtly awaod to all tmstnee
(Dlraru; u aim. M-wey arivaorwd oa eoHeetlaa
e. Offer) la Mamaaotk baUdlnc.
liriuLlAM H. KtKMfTZ, A ITtlRNEY AT
Y lw, Somerset, I'm., will tflv pruupt attea
Uea tu basukees entrusted ( bu cere la umeret
ind the a Ijotniua; eoaaUe. IMBo U irtnUn
JOHN O. sUMXUL, ATTi. UN EY AT LAW,
tfcaaeraet, "-, will aueaa to aU beaiaees an
imated as uia oar In Somerset eaa adjotatna; eoua
tlM wKn urompta and Btlellty. omce In Mam
as Block. feb.U7-lr
r O. OOLE
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Somanat, Pa. rrofeatlunal bnslnaas entnutad
to n7 eare attandad tow lib pnmpUMa and ndallt y.
a. a. uorFBora. rrru
(F FROTH RUPPEL, ATTORNEYS AT
j iw. All buxlBax entraated to thalr oara wlU
tM ipeodlly and punctuall; attandad tu.
urrica On Main Cruat (traat, oppoalta Uw
I0I1X R. SCOTT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
SanMraet Pa. OtBoa vp italra In Ba' W'
AU bnaiDcM ntratad to nl care aUauded to witn
proaapiaaH and DdeUty.
r AMES L. PUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
SoBenai, Pa. OOVa, Maannotk Block, ap talrj.
tntraoea Main Croa. SU Outlactwoa ai.'a.
Utaa aatilad, UUai azaaaload, and ail letfal
aaw attandad to wtia ptumptaaai and Bdeiuy.
Writing Peeda, &c,
do va thoriD 1-3 anlat r.-uai terms.
Aw-Ennalra at fianoliaaT A Vi Store.
U. F. WALKER.
rE. J. K. MILLER haa parmanently loeatad
111- U-.lt-. .m I I khMIM .if till llll talBllI
' W -'
offlea oipulta Obaxtaa a-nlE(CM l nura.
apr. ti, 'TiMX.
DR. H. BRCBAKER tender kit profantlooal
aarrtoM la tna aitlaana of iiuaMrast and tcla-
Ity. un In raaldenea, ona door want w ma nai
in. c jii. v ' - -
k. vTWWT. m MllMi ta armetloa
1 Medidna, and tandera kla proleauunai aarT
to tfaa citUeoj ot Sonwraat and (amandine
ooantrjr. Oinoa nt tna oupiaoa.a prw
o( tna Otada Honaa.
DR. WESLEY CUNXING11AM,
lomwriy of Lnvannille, will eucUnna tha
lrcllc o BMd rlM, and lender hi prolenFtonal
arrvirea to the cltlaan o( Oentrarllla nnd anrronnd-
g S. GOOD,
phrSICJAN & SURGEON,
ITOitioi la ntnauaotn Block
DK WX. OOLL1NS, DENTIST, Somoraat,
Pa. Otnca in Oaaaboer a Block, ap ttalra,
wbaranaeaaataUtlBMiba und prepared to do
all ktodi o work, each a fllllng, reulatlmr, a
trnotlmr, a ArUaoUl taMk at aU klnda, and of
tiw baatnutarUl,lnaeTtal. oparalluaa warranted.
Offlea In OeBrota a. KeFi aaw bnlldlna;.
Haia Oroaj Street
DR.A. G.MILLER, after twelve
your netlTa praetioa In ShanklrUle, ha
now pemuwUj loeatod at 6onerMt for the praa
Ilea of bm-Joow, and tandera nl proftMlonal aar
noaa to tfcn elUaenl of 6uawraat and rtctnlty.
OAoa la bU Ltrae; Store, oppoalu the Bnat
Uonaa, wbera aa ena be ooualted nt aUtlnMa
anieae nrjfaamlonally envatrad.
aaTNIgnt calli promptly naawarM.
daa. la, a-ly.
Otnca aboraOaaaheer A Froaae'a atora, Somaraet,
Pa. In the laat Bfieen yean I hare (rreatly ra
dcead the prtcee of nrUnclai teeth la tbie pUra.
The eouatant Incrreidna; demand air teeth hat la
dajad bm to a enlarge my fadlltiaa that eaa
make food aeU of teeth at lower price ibaa yoa
eaa cat them in any other place la th cvaniry.
I am now making a oad act of teeth fur t, and If
then hoald be any peraua anwna; my tboaaand
ot emetomert tnthu or toe al)uiBiBir euoaiie that
1 hare made teeth lor that I hut Kirinic good aat
auaotlon, they eaa eall oa me nt any Ubm and get
a new tet free ef ahargn.
RT1FICTAL TEETH !1
I. C YlJTZir.
DALE C1TT, jomentt Ca.. Pa.,
ArttOcUl Teeth, war anted to be of the Tory beat
aaalttT. Ufo-like nnd Haadoa, InaMtad u the
boatttyla. ParUcnlai attention PaMJ tothe prea
rTatioa of the antaml teeth, the wishing to
eenaall me by letter, eaa do aa by anetoeing anu
Addreas a abew. rlM
riAKOinD, SOSnXESET, PA.,
JOHN HILL, FaorajBToa..
The nropeietar I prepared to actommaJat rm
In the moat eue&furtabie aa aatiameiary
The irantlaa; pnblK and nermaaent I
uiu mi tna beatet hotel aeeiimi
nt Bueroer fnx
The tnbiet wlU aantaan to ha lamlihid wMh the
beet the market aOorua. Large aad eommodkiett
SAM I "EX. CVSTSTK, Proprietor.
That piaejar and wall ram anaae I nt all
tlavw a Jeairebie atotireaii -hm fur the nanUs
aabtle. lahi aad Keoau Irat-elaaa. aeodMa
bUaai. KaokJ leer daily for Johnstown and
NATJGLE HOUSE !
. lUia SL, Scjnari Pa.,
FEED NAUGLE, Pro'p.
Tn proprlotor ba lately parchawd and areailr
kapr d th denrahia prupeny, faraUblug It
a entire new farauara tha me Hag it one ef
the moat desirable atopplng; plasea lor trnaaleat
eriaaliiaat anatian latheakat.
TnMeaara nhray .applied with the cexdront
aiand the market aAord.
Larva and eommeilloan auhlmg at attached
and mithral nnd aueatlra h.wler alway ha at
tendanr. Bunrden uksa by tha week, day, or BtaaL
Bar alway aappUad with tha rhaiceatlloaera.
VOL. XXV. NO. 52.
Cambria Co. Bank.
JVL W. KEIM & Co.
Ao. SGe Main St., Johnstown.'
A General Banking Business
Interest Paid at 6 re cent. on
Drafts Bonght and Sold.
J any. J.
Schell & Kimmel,
Accounts of Merchants and oth
er Business People Solicited. Drafts
negotiable in all parts of the Coun
try for sale. Money loaned and
JOHNSTOWN SAYINGS BANK,
120 CLINTON STREET,
Chartered September 11. ISTtl. Deposit, 'recelr
aj otall lamanot leeatbanone dollar. Interest I."
doe In tb montbiol J una and Ucoember,and Knot
withdrawn le added to the depoait, tbua oompoun
diog twice a year without troubling thedepoai
tor to call or even to prevent the deHWlt book.
Money loaned on real ettiate. Prelerence, with
liberal rate and lung time, airen to borrower of
fering Dm mortgagee on tarut worth lour or more
time the amount ol loan desired. Ouud reler
anee. pertect Ullea. Aa., r-utred.
Thu vorporattoo u exclusively a Saring) Bank.
No coiuuicrctitl depoeii receired. nor oiscounu
made. IS a loans on personal security.
Blank applications for borrowers, eople of the
rules, by laws and riecial law relating tothe
hank sent to any address request ed.
Tarsraics. James CooH:r, David Dlberl, C.
B. KlUs A. J. Hawea, F. W. liar, John Lowman.
I. H. Latsly, Daniel McLaughlin, D. J. Morreli,
Lewis FlilLH. A. H-itv Conrad Buppes.Geo.
T. Swank, Jame AlcJtUien, James Murley and
W. W. Wahers.
Ihinlel J. Morreli, Prefl.lant; Fratk Dlliert,
Treasurer; Cyru tider. Solicitor. novli.
Tota aifl Ciprs,
J. II. Ziinniernian,
vTf W 07023 st' '
V Someretel, Pen...
The best or cigars of different brands, mannfhe
tured by himself, of the choicest of totmceu.
These clgats cannot heeioelled by any In the mar
ket. One of the besistoeka of chewing tnbaere
erer brought to Somerset. Price to nilt ths
Litre a. Bttau
Aueiits fir Fire ani LUb Iiiairaiice,
JOHN HICKS & SON,
And Real Estate Brokers.
Penults who desire to sell, buy or exchange prop
erty, or he rent will And it to their advantage to
register the description thereof, as no charge is
made unless sold or rented. Real estate biuwest
generally wli 1 be promptly attended to.
J. R. MECAHAN,
Wholesale and Retail,
All kiDda, Bucb aa BEEF, PORK,
MUTTON", VEAL, LAMB,
SAUSAGE, l'uddinij, Bolog
na, .Miace Meat, and
LARP of otir own
TiiesJaj, TMaj aM SatirSay.
Ale)at can ljoll!inHtny cirtjr
during the woeli, April II.
Cook & Beerits'
Flour and Feed
We would most respectfully announce to our
friends and the publ be generally, in the tewa and
vicinity of Somerset, that we have opened ear
MAIN CROSS STRKE1
And u addition t full Una of tha beat
TslMaCCdM, Cigar. Ac,
We will eadaaTur.atall time, U eapply jor eoa
locaar wuh tha
BE8T QUALiTY OF
OATS, SHELLED CORN, ,
OATS CORN CHOP,
And everything pertaining to the Feed Depart
tat lb .
wm ni fbices.
' Alse, a wen selected stock af
Olaarware; Stoneware. Voodeawara, Brushes of
4 kinds, aad
Which we win sail aa aheap as the cheapest.
Please call, examine oar good of aU kinds, aad
be satisfied from year own Jndgmeat.
Ds1 forget where we stay
OaMAm CBOSS Street, gnmsri it. Pa.
Oat. 1 171.
URLIKG, FOLLAHSBEE HO.
arVikU jIiaUfByrturr ot
Gent's. Youth's and Boys,
FasMoaaMe Clottoi aiii
; Mfei GocJs
131 tleod Stivet, eorner Fifth Arrant,
I'hose who are now luilldlbg house shambl know
that Is It cheaper in the long run l pat on Slate
Koois than tin or stilnvles. Slate will last btrever.
and no repairs are required. Slalcglves lb. pur
est water lor cisterns. Slate 1 nre proof. Every
good house should have a Slate roof. The under
signed Is located in Cumberland, where he has a
Peachbottom & Buckingham
L A. T E
lor roofling tl:e very best article. He will under
take to put Slate Koofs on Houses, public and prf
rate, spires, .c either In town or country at tha
luwesl prices, and to warrant then. Cali and eaa
him or eddres him at his Office, No. llu llsltlinor
Slroet uuioerlsn l, Md. Orders may be left with
Agent, Somerset, Pa.
Wm. H. SatrLKT.
Apri th. 1871.
EODSE, HEMPSTONE & CO.
285 Bait. St., Baltimore, M. D.,
Would rrsiiectfully ak the merchants of Somer
set county, to send him thrli
i their orders fr
NOTIONS, FURNISHING AND
asuring them satisfaction both si regards price
and quality of guods. Th. merchants visiting
Baltimore are orgenttv requested to call and ee
me before ranking purcnuscs.
HIGHEST AWARDS! glSBSS
J. REYNOLDS & SON,
NOHTH W EST COB XZR
THIRTEENTH AND FILBERT 3T8,
-M ANITA CTt'BES OF PATENTED
Wrought-Iron Air Tight Healers
WITH SHAK1SO AND CLINKER-OKIND-
INO ORATES FOR BUB NINO ANTHRA
CITE OR BlTUMINOrS COAU
Cooking Ranges, Low-Down
I), -crtptlve Circular sent free to any addreas.
77 FIFTH m
PRICES k VERY LOWEST,
The Assartment Unsnrpassel
77 FIFTH AVENUE.
Ikl. iVo4 aud KmithfieU Sto.
March 28 PITTSBl RO.
THE KANSAS PACIFIC
l puUished by tb Ltnd Department of th Kan
a Pacific Railway Company, to supply th larg
aad increasing demand fur informatiua respecting
KANSAS, aad especially the m gnlBeenl bodyot
laadrgranted by Congrea la aid ef the construe
Uaa of Us road. This grant comprise
OVEB 5,000,000 ACRES
OF LAND, consisting of every add section in eect
township, for a dlrtaac ot twenty mile on botl
sirfes of the road, or one-hall of th land la a bel
lorty mile wide, eztecdlng to Dearer City, In Cat
orado, thus forming a eunt in nation of th belt o1
ooantry which, from tha atlaaiss coast westward
is foaml to be, la dim. la, soil, and every prods
Uon-af a la re, tha most favored.
To aid la the settlement of this tuperb domait
with aa intelligent and indnstrton people, 1 th,
otjeet ef the HOMESTEAD. It is Intended U
eeauia a fair and candid rcpreseatatiaa of (acu
nor will it ever giro, Intentionally, any statement
that wlU not. upon investigation, be fully aa
The Company obtain It title to thee land?
Irusa tb Oovernmeal of tha t'nlted Stota.
They are being offered at prices lower thaa aa
other wads in the West, that will con pa re wlU
them in soil, climate and gnneral advantages
The term of payment, as will be found on a oara
fnlezamlnathavaremor liberal la aU-enaenthV
features thaa bar heretofore been offered by aa)
railway company. . . - - .-.:-
. IS FOR
And will he wot gratia t anyone apoa applica
tion. AU rommmlrstlnas' ia raferwaee te tb land
the Company ahoald be aJJiemed In
K. J. GILBOHE,
Enl Commlfsioaer, K. F. By.,
"HUTUie IX HZATU, i
Tna're surpri-d that 1 erer should Tsy so
,lat wait till the reasoa I re given,
ft' hy I say I aha'n't eare for th musi
. 1'ulos liter I nhistllng la iteavea ; ,
Tlie ytrit'll think It no rery great wonder.
Nor so strange, nor so bold a conceit,
That unless there' k boy there a-whtstilfig, :
- It murlc will not b eompleta. '
It was late In the autumn of 'o; -
We had corns from our far Eastern bom '
Just In season to build us cabin, .
Ere I he cold of winter auould com i ;
An-i we Hted all th while la oar wagon,
Tht husband waiclearing tn place .
here th hutu rras to stand: and the charing
And tTHUtrgh took many dy.
So thai our heads were acaroe iUeltere.1
In under It roof, when our (tor
Of provision wa almost eahausted.
And husband must journey for mar j r
Ami the nearest place where be eonld gee them
Was yet such a dlslaao away.
That It forced him from home to be alent
At least a wlnile night and day.
You tee, we'd but lao or three neighbors.
Ami the nearest was more thaa a mil,
A n.1 we hadn't found time yet to know them.
For we bad been busy th while :
And the maa who had helped at th raising
Just staki till th Job was well dm ;
And a sooo hi money wsl paid him,
Had shouldered his ax. and had gone.
Well, hatnd just kissed bm aad started.
I could hardly suppress a deep groan
As the thought of remaining with babe
So long la th house all alone ;
Fur, my dear, I wa childish and timid.
And braver one might wall hare feared.
Fur th wild wolf wa oftea heard howling, .
And lavage sometimes appeared.
Hot I smothered my grief aad my terror
Till husband wa off on hi rid.
And then in my arm I took Josey,
And all day long Sat and cried.
As I thought of the long dreary boors
When th darknee of night ahoald fall.
And 1 was so ulterty helpless.
With ao on In reach of my eall ! ,
And when the Bight cam with Its terrors.
1 u hide every ray ol light,
I hung np a quilt by the window,
And, almost dead with affright,
I kneeled by the ride of tb cradle,
Scan daring to draw a lull breath.
Left ta baby should wake, and tu crying
. Should bring a a horrible death.
There I knelt until lata ia the evening.
And scarcely aa Inch had I stirred,
Wbea suddenly, far ta th distance,
A sound as of whistling I heard.
I started up, dreadfully frightened,
For fear twa aa Indian' fall ;
And then vary soon I remembered
The red maa ne'er whistles at all.
And when I wa sore twa a white man,
I thought, were he coming fbr Ul, -
He'd tnrcly approach with mar caution
Would come without warning and (till.
Then the sounds coming Bearer and Dearer,
' Took the form ef a tune, light and gay.
And I knew I needn't fear evil
From one was could whistle that way.
Very soon I hear! footsteps approaching.
Then came a peculiar dull thump,
Aa If some on wa heavily striking
. An axe ia the top of a (tamp ;
And then, ia another brief moment.
There came a light tap on th door,
Vfban qak-kly I undid the fast'ning", '
And In stepped a boy, aad before ' -
There was either a question or answer,
. Or either had time to rpeak,
I just threw my glad arms around his.
And gay him a kis oa tb cheek.
Than I suited back, (cared at my boldness.
But he only smiled at my fright.
As be said. Ta your neighbor's boy, Ellek,
Come to tarry with yoa throagh tb night.
"We saw your husband go eastward.
And oasde a poor minds where he'd groe.
And I said to th rest of ear people,
'That woman 1 there all a kmc.
And I venture she'a awfully lonesome,
And though she may have no great fear,
1 think she would feel a bit safer
If only a boy were but near."
'So, taking my aze oa my shoulder.
For fear that a aavag might (tray '
Aero my path, aad need acalplng,
1 started right down this way ;
Aad coming tu sight of th. cabin,
Aad thinking to save you alarm,
I w dstled a tan, just to show you
I , Idn't intend any harm.
-And o I am here, at year service;
Bat If you deal Jtant me to stay.
Why, all yo need do Is to say so.
And snoald'rlng my axe, m away."
I dropped In a chair and near fainted,
Just at thought of bis leaving me then.
And hl y gar a knowing bright twinkle
As he (aid, "I goes I'll remain."
And then I just sat there aad told kla
How terribly frightened I'd beta.
How bis face wa to m the most welcome
Of any I had ever seen ; '
And then I laid down with the baby,
. Aad slept all th blessed alght through.
For I fell I was safs irons all danger
Near so brave a young fellow aad true.
So bow, my desr friend, do you wonder.
Since anch a good reason I've given.
Why I say I sha'a't care for the music
t'nlesa there I whistling hi heaven ?
Tea, oftea I've said so in earnest.
And bow what lw said I repeat.
That Bales there' a boy then a-whlnling.
It music will not be complete.
Editor' Drawer, ia Haraer Marline fvr
raOM OCB BPECIAI. miHrwRt-
. EST. "
Mr Dear Heralp:
You will see
from ibis letter that I am in Decatur,
Alabama, and a erj bright, pretty
nlice it U with its quaint, bat capa
cious and comfortable hotel embow
ered ia a roost luxuriant gardeo, it
tovelj river aad warm sunshine. 1
believe this was never intended for a
bntsl hat rather for some wealthy
family, lor it has something so home
like and pleasant about it.' that as
von sit on the shady porch, or in the
large parlor, or cool dining-room with
its great chimney-piece, or in the
beautiful garden, that yoa forget
here is such a thing in the world as
hotel, and then too, the same, the
Polk Boas) might bare been that ot
nf onr Presidents of tha tsasL
There are three or four other hotels
here, bat this tetbe best and moat fre
quented by families. I feel so eon
ant here that I do not like to think
nt the weary road that lies behind
me, nor the vexation ot toe journey,
nor the fact that we hare missed the
boat that takes people np to Valher-
Ta rnt down here van hare to take
the Pennsylvania Central Railroad
to Pittsburg, and there change aad
ake the Pan Handle Road to Cincin
nati, and yoa change to another to
Louisville, ana mere yoa are trans
ferred on omnibusses to - the depot,
and then yoa pass throagh Memphis,
and from there to Decatur, au la at
road eaa be) made ia twa dara aad a
half if woa ra BtrairhL - I alwars
thought the Pennsylvania Central
Koad was about toe best cooaaciea
if any, bat I bar somewhat chaar
'd my opinioa since traveling tbts
'ast time. For I weat for tickets to
Deeatnr. Alabama, aad tha very ami
able maa ia charge, ia his haste to
-t rid of me that he might go home,
gars me tickets to Decatur, Illinois,
i discovered the error at Pittsburg,
and after a world af trouble, succeed
ed ia haying then changed.'. I owe
much to the kiodaeM f Mr. Frank
Pet7.cn, emigraat agent, ami to, that
of W. G. Mi sir us. head of baggage
depot, raea worth .and capable of
Dinar nigner postbaa. and aaouier
gentleman whose .juaie I could not
learn. Thu may eeem a alight tbiog
to those who did not make the trial.
but it was serious to jne. ; Mr bag
gage all went on sad we, were obiig
ed to stop over in Pittsburg, at a cost
ol tbirtv-ooe dollars. I would not,
however, lake the trouble tu recount
it, were it not that many other , peo
plo, will make this same trip, and I
wish to warn tbea), to be careful id
seeing to their tickets, as lite agents
Id Philadelphia most , decidedly are
not. - i . 4
Why is it that Pittsburg seems
like a horrible nigbt-mare ? Every
body always speaks of it so, who has
passed through there without ' stop
ping. I make this distinction aa per
baps there is some good in it after all,
but those horrid belching chimneys
and lurid tongaes of . nre, and tbe
darkness and all make it Sxed on
the mind like a horror.- '
Columbus, Obioj is a - very pretty
city ceen from the railroad, but ' Cir.
cinnati I think is fast - tbe opposite,
but there is a beautiful bridge . that
crosses the Ohio river, tbat makes up
tbe lack of beauty of tbe city.' Eve
rywhere farmers are busy getting ia
their crops, and ia many places wheat
and corn are np and looking very
thrifty. This year farmers every-
where are planting more grain and
less of other things oa account of the
war, which they expect will advance
tbe prices greatly and pay them bet
ter tnan anytniog else. '
Kentucky is the prettiest State aud
Louisville tbe prettiest city or . any.
Louisville ia embowered ia trees, and
well laid out with wide streets, kept
clean, and above all an air of aristo
cratic refinement about it tbat I have
seen no where else. Every . house.
person and thing seems to bsre a sort
of self refreshing air' about ft that
rives one sincere pleasure. Tbe Legis
lature ond Grand Jury all came on
board tbe train' at one of the way
stations for Louisville, and 1 was
struck with, their intelligent and
proud bearing. There was sot one
man less tbau tux ieet high. A brid
al party came on board and the fine
ness of feature, and a certain delica
cy of out line was particularly notie-
able in all tbe females of the party,
It wss like tbe diuerence between a
high bred race-horse and a common
one tbat plo wa - The horses ; that I
saw were all of them bandaoot and
full ot metle, and ia short Louisville
seemed to me one of the pleaseatest
cities that ever was, All tbe country
is in high a state of cultivation. I
passed Teonesseenostly ia the nigbt,
and saw leas of it. I fancy that tbe
war swept with more force over
Tennessee than Kentucky, as almost
on every hand you see ruined cab
ins, aad weeds and brambles climb-
ina over places tbat once were teem
ing with agricultural wealth. After
and e en before passiog tbe State
line tbv toon try begins to grow more
and more romantic and beautiful. The
evidence of war's devastation show
still plainer and - mo.-e sadly
suggestive. A lovelier country there
is not, not even California, my dear
California, wbose praises 1 have al
ways sounded. -
Along the road to the right rises a
line of bills well wooded and water
ed; there are hundreds of little streams
running in every direction watering
the plains and moistening tbe beauti
ful flowers tbat border their banka
Orchards bloom in rich profusion in
deserted gardens, an d lonesome look
ing cows stand up to their knees ia
clover. Fences are down - and tbe
rails lie scattered about. Stone walls
are demolished and all seem to speak
of tbe pasL ' r or natural beauty I
think I have never seen a prettier
place outside of California, and its
rery wildners of tangled vegeta
tion proves tbat it is rich land only
waiting to be tilled. However, one
must not inter tbere is no cultivation
On tbe contrary there are many
farms ia a bign state ol perfection
and these show what can be done
From the State line to Decatur the
country throagh which tbe railroad
passes is mostly a level or rolling, but
it is so beautifully interspersed with
trees and brooks tbat it is nerer mon
otonous, but always unfolding a new
beaatr that a moment before was en
tir?ly unexpected. Here sad there
a low chimney standing in tbe midst
of beans of debris, tells where a fa ra
il r baa stood, and a line of dilapidat
ed cabins ia I be back ground, show
where tbe "quarters" bad been, but
all is desolate. Tbe trees and green
things trying to bide from sight the
roias man has made and thus remove
a perpetual pain.
Enough of the ' Doetica' side and
something of tbe practical. I am
obliged to stay in Decatur all this
week, baring by my forced stay in
Pittsburg- been made to miss the boat
that only runs weekly to Valhermoso,
sod so I can only say what I see
here and next week I will give fuller
Information from Valhermoso. my ob
jective ' point " Since I hare been
here I have used my woman's prerog
ative of asking questions until I half
imagine I may be taken for a blood
relation to tbe immortal Paul Pry. -
Decatur is on the Tennessee river
and about 25 miles from Valhermoso
Springs, snd is about at tbe centre of
tbe Tennessee Valley from all diree-
uoas. Tbe Memphis and Charleston
and South and ifortb Alabama rail
roads cross each other and tbe Ten
nessee river here. It -is a town of
1.800' or 2,000 inhabitants, and is
about 15 miles above the Muscle
Shoals. It was burned, with tbe ex
ception of four bouses, during tbe
war, but baa since been re-buut, aid,
for the most part, with a fine class of
buildings. This place baa a future,
aad is bound to be the commercial
centre of the South in the Sutes east
of the Mississippi. Already two
great throagh trunk Hues of railroad
connect it with the business parts of
tbe world, and tbe Tennessee river,
which will soon be open to naviga
tion, with tbe lifa'aippl aad al its
tributaries will afford it water com
manicaiioa to all the great Weat and
tbe G ulf. Other feeding lines of rail
road are in course of construction
JUNE 6, 1577.
from ths interior and other railroad
and river connections. It has every
thing to speak tor it a bright future4;
already a Jink in tbe great tnrougn
line of railroad from tbe Atlantic to
the Pacific baa been built. . This road
is now called the Rome aad Decatur
Railroad: and is completed with roll-
ioir stock on the Rome end. I wish
to call attention to aa offer made by
the company to capitalists.'
One hundred and nay, mousana
dollars bare been taken by bona fide
subscriptions. "The road, as faf as
completed, and. the rolling stock ou
it. have alf been paid for. ' Tbe btaie
of Georgia endorsed for thirty thou
sand dollars on condition tbat tbe
company, would keep tbe annual in
terest kept up., . The . company now
offers to give, any maa or men, or
company control of all the) subserilted
stock, tbe road bed and rolling stock
on it, that will secure tbe payment of
tbe interest annually on tbe a.0,w
endorsed for by the State ot Georgia,
and for building and. completing tbe
road all tbe benefits arising there
from. , Here is, without question, a
good openicf for a profitable invest
ment of money. . Tbe establiabment
of direct trade lines with Europe from
Savanab, Erunswick, : Mobile and
New Orleans is only a question of a
little time, and this road is bound to
form a line in tbe chain of tbe great
through route from Ocean to Ocean,
because it is on the natural line.
But it would pay from the moment it
was completed from Rome to Deca
tur because it connects these points
with the present net work of tbe roads
of the country and shortens tbe dis
tance from east to west eighty miles
over any established route. It taps
Valhermoso, the future Saratoga of
the South, about mid distance. , But
I most speak a little more about De
catur. Here . found tbat red sou so
famous for its grains and eapecialy
for wheat growing capacities. Aad
I was reliably ioformed that tbe land
in and around Decatur was a true in
dex to the land of the entire Valley
which is about eighty miles long by
an average of ; twenty, wade, a under
a different system of culture would
return aa large yields as any other on
the Continent Under their present
system of poor culture they yield
from i0 to Si1 ouatveis ot corn per
acre, 30 to 60 of wbeaL-and like pro
portion of aU other small grains; $ to
5 tons of elorer and bay of all kiads;
seet and Irish potatoes from 3 to
500 bushels, and - peanuts, peas,
beans , and all kinds of vegetables
grow in great luxuriance. - Tbe lands
in tbe valley are for sale at aa aver
age -of $10 per acre. : Tbe reason
they are so low is the inability of tbe
present owners to cultivate. They
are owned, for tbe moat part, in large
tracts by persons who were slave
owners before the war and who were
left in poverty by the war. The low
rate of prices lor these lands is not to
be attributed, as has , been done
throughout the Xortb .aad West, to
want of health and to political and
social ostracism. The health of this
valley compares favorably with that
of any of the rich land sections of
either tre lortb or tbe West; and,
in fact, statistics show . a less death
rate from local causes than do Indi
ana and Ohio or any of the States on
tbat latitude. The outrages that
hare been inflicted on these people
by changes of their social and politi
cal incivility to Northern people are
simply too monstrous' to describe.
The mildest thing I can say of them,
judging of them on so short an
acquaintance with the people here,
is to say they are falsehoods without
any excuse. A more liberal and so
cial people in both political and so
cial relations are nowbere to be found.
Indeed tbe reverse is the extreme in
political feeling. , . ' '
On the contrary I find that every
one enjoys as perfect a liberty of
opinion here as at tbe JNortb. Tbe
people here do not censure he Ad
ministration, which listened to, be
lieved in and acted upon tbe outrages
of southern carpeubatrgers. They
all uphold tbe policy ol President
Hayes. One gentleman wbose opin
ion is worth much told me tbat be
was, on the whole, better satisfied
with the election of Hayes than he
would bare been bad Tilden received
the offi:e, although he had voted for
Tilden; and that Hayes could do
more tor tbe south tnan Tilden
could have done bad be been elected.
Tbe people of tbe South want those
from the ortn to come aere with
their energy and enterprise acd mon
ey, and invest it where larger yields
wm crown tbeir eaorts, and a more
congenial climate will add pleasure
to life and success in business. . Ev
ery induoemeot is offered aad erery
facility will be thrown in tbe way to
help to start in life here. Men of
some means need not fear to come
here. Tbe - skilled habits of tbe
Northern laborer will always gire
him place as against the nntaoght
and idle habits of the Southern labor
ing man, so do not fear oppressive
competition. What the South needs
is money and skilled ' and reliable
labor, aad intelligence aad enterprise
in its appltcation. -
OOYIBNMXST OB VACANT LA5D3.
There is a great deal of this kind of
land throughout tha mountain por
tion or eeatral Alabama, and it can
be entered aa baatasteads fbr actual
settlement and . cultivation in 80 or
160 acre tracts according; ta diataocv
from railroads. : Within six miles of
a railroad in 80 acres or lef a tracts,'
and entry costs, from first tq last of
this class of eatries, a boat nine dot
tars. Over six miles from a railroad
ia 160 acres or less tracts,aad entries
of this class cost, all told, about $19. j
These entries eaa only be made for
actual settlement, sod tbe prirchasar
must actually more apoa aad settle
within the brst six months after tbe
date of the entry, aad must continue
to reside upoa it as his homestead for
fivs conseeutira years, never being
absent from ft over six months at a
time before he eaa obtain a patent 1
It costs him 3 to start bis entry,
tbe balance is paid wbea be perfects
it to a patent after the lapse of fire
years. A transfer of ao entry before
perfecting it to ) ptnt yacatas
audj U referta ta tfee goyenme and,
the purpbaser loses sis right to aver
enter as a ' honvestead purchaser
again. ; - i
These lands eaa be eater ed la
tracts of 320 acres or lesa by paying
mtanaaawSaaaT . . . enawaaTAaawammmmfc., T ( I; ....j
"... . iu-- - . "
.;;,-., : r--, ' - .-
$1.25 per acre cash. ir actual resi
dence of thirty days or payment at
tbf land oflTure or the twi i!..ir
which euiitlfs ilie purr-bitter l twelve
aiombrf after bis tiiirty tltvV actual
rest'ioace in which tu ptv the $I.2T
per acre lo thin class f entries the
patent is obtained upon the payment
of tbe money, and tbe . purchaser is
not required to live upon it as ia tbe
classes first above named.
'The ' vacant ' laa'b are for the
most part in tbe runntaiu8, itnl are
chiefly valuable r the n uural past
urage which, they yruduta anil tbeir
fortius iff . timber, ami ibir miu
eral wealth. .. Coal aud iron
abound ia inexhaustible qutuiihies
and of a good quality. lld, surer.
laad and copper have' Ueeu found, but
not in psyingqu.ritiiiep,eri'pt in two
orihrco place.H.. Water powers are
nnnwruua. ,1'fear Creek-Falls, ia
Winsfuri county, bave scarcely an
equal on the continent. Tbere are
two of tbe fails a quarter of a mile
apart ; with a rapid all the way
between and for a nhow distance be
low the lower one with sufficient
natural current to torn machinery.
Oa the falls tbe flow is . I'iO
feet wide, .'! feet deep and Las a per
pendicular descent of about 40 feet
They are on tbe South Slope and
near the top of tbe mountain, never
freeze over and never flood to endan
ger machinery. Tbey are thirty
miles from tbe nearest present rail
road bat there are two surveys of
roads crossing eacb otber near tbem.
Tbey are on tbe market with a tract
of 400 acres of laud at about $5,000.
Tbey are in tbe midst of a virgia for
est of the finest timber, chiefly yel
It seems t me that a company might
find it profitable to establish a manu
factory of cotton cloth, prints, etc.
They would save freight on raw cot
ton and manufactured goods both,
and thns could undersell Northern
firms and control the entire Southern
trade. Woolen mills could also do
Near these falls is the famous Jog
gers coal field which produces a coal
so rich and pare that a ton will burn
all up in tbe open air, leaving but a
handful of ashes. All this mountain
region is well adapted by nature to
wool growing and stock raising of all
kinds. .Tbtnatnril pasturage con
tinues for nioe months in the year
and sometimes the year round.
Fruits, and especially the apple and
peach, ripen in a wealth of juice not
excelled elsewhere. The grape grows
to perfection. A German colour at
Cullman, of four years' standing, has
proven to be a success, with Europe
an grapes. Oa threes-fourths of ao
acre last year, from two year cut
tings, tbey realized, la wine, after all
expenses, f2.0. Springs of pure
aud lasting water everywhere
abound, and the' creeks" and springs
furnish water for stock all tbe year
round. Wells nf good soft water are
got at from 15 to 20 feet The
health in this mountain region has no
equal anywbere. High above all
malarial poisons, no marshes, no lo
cal causes for sickness ia a pure, high
Nearly all tbis mountain region
with its wealth of timber and miner
als is yet ia tbe interior, remote from
nver or railroad transportation. Tbe
South and North Alabama Railroad
crosses about the centre of the State,
from north to south, and the Ala-
ma and Chattanooga and the Selma
and Rome roads cross the eastern
portion and ma through the coal and
iron fields as does alsj the North and
South road. But tbe whole region
is crossed in every directioa by sur
reys and on some of them work has
Decatnr is not as yet a beautiful
city, but I think it will be, as it has
everr advantage. It is on the baok3
of the Tennessee which is very lovely
at tow point I be streets are well
laid out and it has a live look. It is
the centre of the railroad connections.
I shall be able to speak more fully
in my next letter.
To start to work a farm here re
quires aa outlay of about $30. Cows
are very cheap but not of extra fine
breed. Pig3 run loose everywhere,
they make the best of bacon and ham.
ncrses are comparatively dear, but
of good quality. Up near Valhermo
so Springs, where I intend to settle,
lives a Mr. Boyntoo, from Ohio, He
has some of tbe finest stock out, one
of tbem being the famous Hambileto
nian, Iron Duke, that was stolen and
afterwards recovered. It Is valued
at $12,000 He has a 400 acre farm
planted in cotton, corn, etc. He has
also brought down some Cotswold
sheep. He is charmed with the
country, and so am I. ne is one of
an intelligent, maoly aud industrious
class, and has come down here to
settle, with his charming wife aud
sweet little daughter. It is that sort
of people tbat is needed here now to
develop this beautiful country again,
tbat was so devastated by tbe war.;
ext week I nope to give fuller de
tails on the resources of this part of
tbe country, etc. Where I shall lo
cate is at Valhermoso Springs in
Morgan county, on Mrs. uiera famed
plantation. Tbis was before tbe
war tbe most fashionable place of re
sort in the entire South ot; account
of its natural besqty and its Mineral
Springs of Sulphur and Iodioe.
Tbere is a settleuent ot near two
hundred families, a school, churcb,
store, etc., and tbe old Springs Ho.
tel. This is situated in tbe midst of
the mo3t beautiful scenery possible to
imagine, under tbe shade of great
mulberry trees. Tbe Hotel is spacious
and cool, and is a pleasant retreat
Tbe proprietress is a lady of extreme
refinement and culture, and sbe loves
tbe place with an iatense affection
aad well she might She has passed all
tbe bapp1et years or her life here,
aud here b4 reared her family. Sbe
has stayed b?ra ia spite of the rav
ages of war and kept op her home
when cearlv aQ others left Now
there is a wide-spread moremeat set
ting ia for Southern Immigration
and the most of it in Alabama will
centre around t tbe Springs, and
wnritj she ma? beneut peeQCiarnj
aha will lose that ivset cbarm of
tranquil solitude! I know one that
eaa make H pretty lively for her, and
that one I suppose you know ia
Straws show the way the cob
WHOLE NO. 135 J,
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ideas, from what they read or hear.
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Louis Jennings, ia bis letter to tbe
World about Canterbury Cathedral,
writes; A maa will lie ia the earth
ere he rots, says Shakespere's grave
digger, "some eight or nine years ; a
tanner will last yoa nine years." In
these parts roar body will last still
Iooirer. For ia 1332 the tomb of
Henry IV. was opened in this cathe
dral, and "to tbe astonishment of all
present, tbe lace was in complete j proposed to her, and as sbe felt cer
preservation, tbe beard thiek audi win lhat tbo fir3t wtsn't in earnest
matted and a deep russet color, sod
the jaws perfect, with all the teeth
la tbem except one lore tooth, wbicb
bad probably beeo lost daring tbejj,, Md 1 insisted oa marrying
King s me. .ow me rving nau oceu
buried there just 419 years. In dig
ging up part of the suburbs of Can
terbury many coffias were found ia
which tbe bones of tbe bodies were
pertect; ia oae tbe body was little
decayed, "the hair red, curled and
elastic, acd about two inches long.
Under the head was a hollow stone,
like a pillow. When Thomas A.
Deckel's shrine was deposited his
bones and bead were either burnt or
scattered to tbe winds. So tbey, at
least, will not foobre anybody agaia.
Us had offered every inducement
to Sam to sell hU dog, give him
awav. kill bim, or get rid of him in
some way ; but Sam loved his "dog,",
and tbe dog loved bim. and Sam
vowed they sbould not be parted;
consequently tbe old gentleman was
surprised, on coming home to din
ner one day, to hear Sam exclaim :
"Father, I've sole my dog!"
"Sold vaur dot? '"said tbe ireneral,
"Weil, I tm glad -yon were sensible
enough, to sell bim. A dog is a nut-
aance any way. I wilt make you a
present by and by, Sam." " J
" Yes. sir, got sixteen dollars for
him." ' i
"Whet!" exelaimed tbe general. - ;
"I wot sixteen dollars for him,"!
"Yoa don't mesa to say yoo got;
siiteea dollars for your dog, do you?";
"Wei?, yea," replied Sam, "1 got!
four pops worth four dollars apiece "!
larked Mrs. PotU.
Tbe things are often onkno w a to j "We!!, that's the si Vest old story I
the world ; for there ia much pain I ever run across, remarked Botter
tbat is quite noiseless, and vibration! j wkk to Boddley. Then everybody
. 1. . W k n . . k .Aniu AftAn'.tl.,! . n ,1 f . V i Wa ft A TP IVft him
mere whispers ia tbe roar of hurrying
exiateac. Tbera are glaocaa of ha
tred ttat ataa, aad raiee ao cry of
murder robberies that leave man aad
womso lor ever beggared of peace aad,
joy, yet axe kept secret by the suffer-,
er cwmmittea ta aouotf, except oi
low moana ia the nigbt seen ia no
writing, except that made oa the face
by tbe alow months of suppressed ao-
e-uisa ana earn r.ozaioir icaca.
Maar aa iober'rted sorrcw that has
marrijKs a life haa beee breathed in''
ao hsfiiaa ear. f
' Bay tag a Br Kin 'IfMr, ''
J Oo .lay Ust trr, k a r-t full v
jbiiilv vitm- man, i, all..- rigbt
;arn was liokrd a tall, thin giri t,f
ieigbteei. wilb a abarp not, pa!
j blue eyes aad hair the clor .f art
old kuile handle, catered a La'.e
, avenue store with both eyes full cf
j tu8iDctd . A tbe pu!r took seat, a
v . clerk intimated that he wa rosd v ' !
t uke iftiltom pr:-4 rut any ir .! in
1 tbe s'.vre, from fine'- t tin
1 "Tfci- i kinder (!.?:,' l.u )
i f"r ". ri ptu-il t',.- ,,,.- ,,., , , ,
I'jr i al iti I.
'lL4'. !a I .r tit AT '. -
: i b t ru 1 i. 7 tVfc ''e:
i t'ui 1 ;u'rJ t i! !t ih-uub ii,
j Mollyt and so here g"t s. What, re
i aait m trt)i-T f ir i hi girl a t,ri-
iro?Y, 1 believe lhsv call it.'
rhdt w vxacilv bat thw eil it "
; repueu ine ciers, -ani tea me what
' aniens you want and, aud I'll
the lowest figure."
The .i;r I ioktd
.F.i.i r.sm ii M.iif'r 'i
half fo -ii.-ib way ft r a iniuute, then
tie g. Lid her face bthtad a statkof
"A halo eki'irr, but s.boM rii ovtr
mu.-'c-j tu lurt-r
mu.'f-.l ib; lun-r Tit fi.-.-t ibiv
I J ' WW H3 .HOlCr.
i for love ami we're trot to make
leetic money a
citlifo puny low ?"
llu Ifirl Sf.-I
rfrnly showing Lerface.
"Well, we'll go a little U-lu r, then
though calico is my motto. IlaaJ us
Jj-q something about 20c. per yard.
Give us dove color, for doves are
uieek and lowly, and so is Molly."
Tevelve yards of dove colored
goods were cnt off, and Zekn looked
around and said: "Less see, I s'pose
a black comb, two yards of blue rib
boa, a bunch of hair pins and two or
three collar", ought to figure ia son e
wtere." The clerk agreed, aad they were
"Less see. She'll wear her sister's
hat to stand up in, and her shoes
won't show if she nas a long dress on.
I guess that's about all, isn't it MjI
Tbe girl blushed very re I, beckon
ed bim closer, and, afW a minu'e, be
turned to tbe clerk and said :
"It's kinder throwing money away
but she's party good and gentle, aad
I don't mind. Sbe thinks she ought
to hare a fifty cent corset and two
pairs oi stockings."
Tbe articles were bought, inspect
ed' and placed with the "missy," and
after tbe lovers held another whis
pered conversation, Zeke observed :
"Well that's all. Figure, np and
there's your cash. We've got to go
git some hair oil, and a dollar "oid
chain with a locket to it, sod a pair
of sleeve buttons and some shoe
strings, and you see the outfit is go
ing to squeeze me bad."
"When doe tbe marriage come
off?" asked tbe clerk.
"In aouut tea days. She's a good
gifl and lutes me, and I'm trying to
do the fair thing by her. Tain't many
young men who would put np seven
dollarson a bridal troasy on his girl; bet
when I make up my mind to marry
any ene I'm almost reckless of wealth.
Sbe didn't need tbe corsets any more
than I need suspenders, but sbe bad
a sister married with a corset on, and
sbe didn't want ta be behind ber."
... "I hope you'll be happy."
"We shall be can't help it Tbis
'ere girl can sling more enthusiasm
into a mess of taters than any queen
:o Europe, a for her fried pork
yum ! Sbe can compose poetry, chop
wood, draw pictures, milk a cow,
build a suit of clothes, or spell down
anybody tbat stands on legs, and
wbeo winter howls around our little
home well it with our feet ia the
oven, chaw apples, and remember
tbat I had to tako her old dad by
tbe collar and jerk Lis bcls to the
ceiling before he'd consent to tbis
marring. Well, good bye."
A Mtery Tellet'a Blleaamu.
Mr. Sniffen was at a dinner party
given a few days ago at Iioddley's.
While tbe company were at tbe table
Sniffeu said ia a loud voice :
"By the way, did you read that
mighty good thing tbe other day
a1ont the woman over in Pencader '
It was one of the most amusing
things tbat ever came under my ob
servation. Tbe woman's name, yoa
see, was Emma. Well, sir, there
were two young fellows paying atten
tion to her, and after sbe bad accept
ed one of them tbe other one also
she accepted the second one too. So
a few days later both of tbem called
at the same time, both claimed her
her at once. Then, of course, sbe
found herself face to tace wuh a
mighty nopleasant unpleasant er
er less see what's tbe word I
want? Unpleasant er er er blam
ed if I haven't forgotten tbat word !"
"Predicament," suggested Bodd
!ey. "No, that's not it. What's the
'name of tbat thing with two horn?
Unpleasant er er; haog it, it's gone
clean out of my mind."
"A cow," hinted Mifs Grindlcy.
"No, not a cow."
"Maybeit'aa buffalo," remarked
"No, no kind of an animal. Some-
thing else with two horns.
queer I can't recall it."
"Perhaps it's a brass hand," ob-
"Or a man who's bad a couple
drinks," suggested Peter Lamb.
"Of course not"
"You dont mean a fire eompany ?"
aeked Mrs. Boddley.
"N-no. That's the confounded
queerest iLiog I ever heard cf, that
1 can't remember tbat word," said
Mr. Sniffen, getting warm, and be-
ginning to feel miserable,
"Well give ua the rest of the story
with out it." said Boddley.
"That's the mischief of k,"
Mr. SniffVrn; "the whole joke turns ea
"Two horns, did you eay ?" asked
Dr. Potts. "Maybe i'.'s a eatflsh."
"Or a snail," remarked the Judge.
,0-no none 01 mew. .
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t ' T , I, mn .ft, AT a .IB,
self oa tbe ercnod that be bad
meet a friend, aod be withdrew.
. Tbe mystery ia yet unsolved. We
never estaMished u?b a story as that;
and we have aa impreseioa that
Sniffeu. wa trying to build one ep
by try tag to wring me womaa '",
Ernaa, somehow into a pun with tbe
Wa are srlad he la?-. A aaan who
will undertake to palm si such jokes
a this csa be spared frotn society
tithoct asybedy eiperieneiDg a fense
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