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"Truth and Justice."
Volume XVIIL
Number 39.
Close her eTeb'ds press them gently
; O'er the Sim and leaden eves.
For the aool that made theft lovely
Hath return'd onto the skies;
Wipe the death-drops from her forehead.
Sever one dear golden trees.
Fold her icy hands all meekly,
- Smooth the little snowy dress;
Scatter flowers o'er her pillow
Gentle flowers se pore and white
Lav this bad upon her bosom;
There now softly say, Good-xiqht.
Though our tears flow fast and faster, -
Yet we would not call her back,
We glad her feet no longer
Thread life's rough and thoray track; .
We are glad our Heavenly Father
Took her while her heart was pure,
fTe are elad he did not leave her
All life's trials to endure;
VTe are elad and yet the tear-drop
Falleth; for, alas) we know
That our fireside will be lonely,
We shall miss our darling so. -
While the twilight shadows gather.
We shall wait in rain to feel
Little arms all white and dimpled, ' .
Round our necks so softly steal.
Our wet cheeks will miss the pressure
Of sweet lips so warm and red,
And our bosoms sadl v, sadly '
w: i , i . - -t -. . i i T
jum iue aarung juue oe&a.
And those gentle eyes so bright,
e snail miss tneir loving glances.
We shall miss their soft Good-fight.
When the morrow's sun is shining.
They will take this cherish 'd form,
They will bear it to the church-yard.
And consign it to the worm;
Well what matter? It is only
The clay dress our darling wore;
God hath robed her as an angel,
She hath need of this no more;
Fold her hands, and o'er her pillow
Scatter flowers all pure and white.
Kiss that marble brow, and whisper,
Once again, a last Good-Wight.
During the recent war between the
United States and the Indians of Texas,
a great number of volunteers joined the
expedition. One of these, Captain Fer
guson, of Kentucky, became celebrated
for his hardihood and success in the ter
rible hunting of the Indians. The fol
lowing incident will convey some idea of
the character of the man, and also of
the war still waging in the New World,
"between civilization and barbarism:
A small band of volunteers, among
whom was Captain Ferguson, spent sev
eral days exploring Texas, and had
wandered far into the interior without
meeting a solitary Indian track. Tired .
of this pacihe journey, they resolved to
separate and seek adventures singly be
fore returning to the camp.
Accordingly, the following morning
Captain Ferguson, mounted .on an ex
cellent horse, left his companions and
directed his course across a vast prai
rie, towards a cluster of hills hemmed
in by thick woods which bounded the
horizon. Arrived at the foot of one of
the hills, the Captain perceived a troop
of wild horses slowly advancing towards
him. Suddenly they broke into a gal
lop: a manoeuvre which appeared sus
picious, and induced our hero to watch
them closely.
. . They soon gained the level ground,
and the dull sound of their hoof striking
the soil, became distinctly audible. The
captain looked, and saw clinging to the
flanks of each horse, an Indian suspen
ded horizontally by an arm and a leg.
This is a common stratagem among the
Indians, but luckily for Ferguson, he
was still at a considerable distance from
these unpleasant looking cavaliers.
Perceiving, by the sudden rapidity ot
his flight, that they were discovered, the
Indians climbed nimbly on their horses,
and pursued our hero at full speed,
shouting their terrible war cry.
Looking back, Ferguson oh served
that his enemies spread themselves
across the prairie, with the evident in
tention of cutting off his retreat to the
hills.. He saw that his only chance of
safety consisted in gaining the woods,
whither his pursuers durst not follow
him, lest they encounter the out-posts of
the American troops.
He did not again look behind, but
with his eyes eagerly fixed on the yet
distant goal, he spurred on his horse to
its utmost speed. The animal stumbled,
and the cry of the Indians became more
distinct; but the noble animal rose again,
and .with a loud neigh, as though con
scious of the peril that menaced his
master, he made a prodigious forward
bound, and cleared the space which di
vided him from the wood, with the speed
of an arrow.
As Ferguson had foreseen, the Indi
ans, fearing to enter the woods, came to
a sudden halt. Although now compara
tively out of danger, he did not esteem
the neighborhood perfectly safe, and
therefore pursued his course for five or
six miles, without drawing bridle.
Evening was closing m when he judged
it proper to pause. He tried in vain to
discover where he was; but he was not
a man to vex himself for trifles, so he
quietly resolved to pass the night in the
. . . I ji .
open air, ana aeier un me morrow me
task of finding his way. A clear stream
bordered with shrubs ran near, and
Ferguson, having unbridled his horse,
wrapped himself in his cloak and laid
down on the grass. .
At daybreak he resumed his journey,
following the course of the stream.
When he had gone about four miles, he
found the corpse of one of his compan
ions. The poor, fellow had been scalp
ed, and Ferguson's first thought was
mat all his friends had probably been
surprised, and massacred singly. In
deed, the numerous hoof-prints of hor
ses, some shod and some unshod, indi
cated plainly, the recent passage of both
white men and Indians. Slowly and
cautiously he followed these traces with
out making any discoveries; until to
wards the middle of the day, having
climbed up a slight eminence, he saw on
the plain, at about a mile's distance, a
large Indian encampment
At the same moment the Indians per
ceived the Captain, and leaped on their
horses. Cursing his own imprudence,
Ferguson turned bridle, and began as
quickly as possible to retrace his steps.
Arrived at the outer border of the wood,
he saw on the plain which he was about
to cross, a dense cloud of lurid smoke
extending on either side as far as the
eye could reach. It was a prairie on
fire. What was he to do? To return
was death; to go forward, destruction no
less inevitable.
In this terrible emergency, Ferguson
did not lose his presence of . mind, but
continued to advance rapidly in the di
rection of the fire. When he met the
black advanced guard of smoke, behind
which the flame wound and darted like
some monstrous hydra-headed serpent,
Ferguson checked his horse and dis
mounted. He tore his mantle into pie
ces, fastened one as a bandage round his
horse's eyes, and another so as to envel
ope the animal's mouth and nostrils;
then he covered his own face in a simi
lar manner. This was the work of a
few moments precious moments, for
the yells of the advancing Indians be
came fearfully distinct. His preparation
made, Ferguson remounted, and facing
his horse towards the fire, spurred him
on with the energy of despair. The
noble beast bounded onwards, the fierce
flames enveloping him and his rider;
but the arm of the latter was of iron
strength; he held up his horse, and im
pelled him through the fire. A few des
perate bounds, and the torture was over.
The fresh cool air how delicious it
was! Ferguson tore off the bandages
which covered his own head and his
horse's, and threw himself on the ground.
He is saved! he has accomplished an un
paralleled exploit! But above the roar
ing and cracking of the flames, he heard
the triumphal cries of his pursuers, who
think they have precipitated him into
the ocean of fire. He made an effort to
give back a defying shout, but his voice
died on his lips!
Half suffocated, both horse and man
had scarcely strength to move across
the blackened plain; yet Ferguson knew
that without water they must inevitably
perish. He therefore summoned his re
maining energies, and crept on, leading
his horse by the bridle. All the poor
creature's hair was singed off, and large
pieces of his hide came away at the
slightest touch.
Tormented by a raging thirst, Fergu
son dragged himself towards the far
thest extremity of the plain; and there,
he perceived a band of wolves advan-
cing with savage howls. This new per-
il roused both the horse and his rider.
A clear, fresh stream was flowing by;
into it plunged the animal, and Fergu-'
son also dipped his head into the deli-
cious bath. Its restorative effect was(
magical. He recollected that the wolves
in these vast deserts are accustomed to
flock towards a prairie on fire, in order
to prey on the animals escaping from the
flames. The Captain examined his
horse, and found with pleasure that the
poor creature was much recovered, and
even neighed in reply to the wolves'
howling. More moved by this plaintive
neigh than he had ever been by a human
cry, Ferguson gently caressed the head
of his steed, and then mounting, urged
him towards the forest. The wolves
meanwhile were crossing the stream in
hot pursuit, the hoarse yells sounding a
thousand times more terrible than the
whistling of bullets on the battle-field.
A cold shuddering seized Ferguson.
"If my horse should fall!" he thought.
But, thanks to his vigilance, and the fc-!
verish energy of the animal, they grad-
ually gained on their pursuers, for the
speed of a prairie wolf is much less than
that of a fleet horse.
But the powers of the noble creature
were nearly spent, his breathing became
rapid, and his head drooped. Yet he
still made a wondrous effort to gain the
forest, for, with the instinct of his kind,
he seemed to know that safety would be
found among the trees.
At length the wood was gained. ' Fer
guson gave a joyous shout, for now he
could take refuge in a tree. Tying his
horse to a lower branch, our hero climb
ed one quickly, and loaded his carbine
and pistols, with a faint hope of defend
ing the poor animal from the wolves' at
From the lofty branch on which he
had taken up his position, Ferguson'
watched the monsters' approach they
were ot me fiercest species, white, with
glowing red eyes; and he saw that all
was over with his faithful horse. They
rushed on their victim Ferguson fired
among them; but in a moment the ani-'
mal was devoured, and the empty bridle
left hanging on the branch.
The wolves, with gaping throats, and
their white tusks grinning horribly, re
mained around the tree, for the horse
had scarcely furnished each with a sin-'
est movement they jumped up, as if to
seize him before he could touch the
ground. Ferguson enjoyed a sort of fe
verish pleasure in killing a number of
them with his carbine. But night was
closing in, and, quite exhausted, unable
even to reload his arms, he was seized
with a sudden giddiness. He was forced
to close his eyes, lest he should fall from
his green fortress.
Then a deep roaring was heard in the
neighboring prairie.' At the sound, the
wolves pricked up their ears, and darted
off simultaneously in pursuit of a new
prey. In a short time r erguson opened
his eyes, and descried in the plain on the
border of the wood, an enormous buffa
lo, surrounded by the ravenous wolves,
who were tearing him to pieces, despite
his furious efforts to escape.
The Captain, profiting by their fortu
nate diversion, descended from his trees,
and hastened to kindle the dried branch
es scattered on the ground. He shortly
succeeded in surrounding himself with
a rampart of fire.
Feeling then comparative safety, he
roasted one of the dead wolves, and ate
a small portion of the flesh, notwithstan
ding the natural repugnance inspired by
such unclean food. Being somewhat
strengthened by his strange repast, he
collected a supply of wood for the night.
In about an hour afterwards the
wolves returned to the charge, but Fer
guson, thanks to his flaming fortification,
was in such perfect safety, that despite
the continued bowling, he slept pro
foundly until morning.
On awaking, he found that the wolves
were gone, in pursuit, doubtless, of some
easier prey; and the Captain was able to
resume his journey on foot, carrying
with him his pistols, his cutlass, and his
After a week of incredible fatigue and
privation, he arrived in safety at the
American camp;' but no tidings were
ever heard of his unfortunate compan
ions. They probably had either been
massacred by the Indians, or devoured
by the wolves. As to Captain Fergu
son, he was seized with a fever which
confined him to bed during many weeks.
When convalescent, he happened one
day to look in a mirror, and started back
affrighted. His beard remained black,
but the hair of his head had become
white as snow.
[From the Cincinnati Gazette.]
of a
Kind of Bail in the Kissane Affair.
A continuation of the history of the
proceedings in the Kissane forgery and
Martha Washington cases remains to
be written.
We proceed to narrate some recent
occurrences in connection with efforts
made and plans designed, not yet exe
cuted, which it may be important that
the public should know.
Some two weeks since, Judge War
ren, of the probate court, was sounded
as to the character of the securities he
would demand, if application was made
to him for the release of Kissane on bail
in the forgery case. The information
obtained from the judge was such as
was noted by us at the time, and satis
fied the parties applying, that no "straw
bail" would be accepted; the attempt to
offer bail of that kind the parties saw
would be useless, as the judge would
not accept it. The release of Kissane
from jail on that charge must be so
effected that the bail peace of his
former securities in the Martha Wash
ington case should be met at the same
time, as they were for ten thousand
dollars each, and twenty thousand dol
lars is some money in these- days:
Money then must be actually on hand
as a capital to work on, and even ten
thousand dollars would not last long in
the rapidly consuming state of expenses
of the numerous fed and unfed hangers
on to this unfortunate man.
On Thursday last, Kissane fortunate
ly came into the possession of ten thou
sand dollars, paid him by Henry Lewis,
in regular transactions in his late pork
The question now to be resolved was,
how that sum could be so invested as to
effect Kissane's release on the two great
charges, and pay the hungry crew of
adroit contrivers who are generously
aiding the active minded Kissane him
self. The judge will only receive that man
for bail who can produce before him in
dubitable proofs of having the title
deeds to over ten thousand dollars'
worth of property, unincumbered, in
this county.
Can any person be produced who
will temporarily invest the ten thousand
dollars of Kissane, in real estate, go his
bail in both cases, then, when Kissane
is free, pay a respectable forfeit, deed
back the land to the original proprie
tors, and receive back the money, to be
divided among kind friends of distin
guished merit.
This is an important matter, and, if
successful, would be worthy, as a stroke
of financial scheming, of a mind capa
ble of loftier aims. It came into the
possession of the prosecutor, Mr. Pru-
den, that application had lately been
made to Mr. Kemper, on Walnut Hills,
for the purchase often thousand dol
lars' worth of his property; that a deed,
on payment of the sum, in cash, was to
be made to a non-resident of the State,
which it was agreed should be recorded,
and, if in the course of a week, the wife
of the non-resident should not be satis
fied at the sale, the deed should be re
turned, sale cancelled, and $500, or
some such sum, reserved from the pur
chase money, and the remainder re
turned. In the meantime, if two im
portant bail-bonds, for release of a dis
tinguished party, could have been
signed on the strength of the tempora
ry possession of tne ten thousand dol
lars' worth of Teal estate, and actual
release made, it Would have been de
monstrated mat some , things can be
done as well as others, and that the public
press, which has lately been interfering
in what was not their business, had
been completely circumvented. The
Kemper project was not completed, but
another substituted, as will be seen by
what is narrrated hereafter.
It may not be improper to say that
Judge Warren, of the Probate Court of
Hamilton county, knows a thing or two
of himself, and was pretty "sharp set"
when he knew two or three more things,
told him by the prosecutor. With
much suavity and great adroitness, the
Judge was felt as to the valuable bail
which was contemplated to be offered;
not "straw bail," but bail on genuine
real estate; but the crafty managers
saw they could not pull the wool over
the eyes of Judge Warren, who, though
a Judge, does not sit on a "wool-sack."
On Friday last, however, by some kind
of legerdemain, which, by straight
forward interrogation, seems to be dif
ficult to exact from the party himself,
one Jephson P. Duke, a friend of Kis
sane, who is a young man of general
good character, having married a daugh
ter of Dr. Moshcr, of Latonip Springs,
back of Covington, having been former
ly a clerk in this city with Gross St
Dietrich, R. W. Lee, and Lange, and
now a clerk in a locomotive establish
ment in Covington, Ky., where he has
been employed since April last, at a
salary of $500 per annum, suddenly
comes into the possession of two deeds
of property, which lie 6 wears before
Esquire Bell to be worth 816,000.
It being teared that even so appa
rently satisfactory an exhibit would not
satisfy Judge Warren, particularly
when Pruden had been stirring him up
with a long pole, it no doubt was con
sidered more profitable to commence on
Judge John McLean, of theU. S. Court,
first. Jephson P. Duke, of Covington,
Ky., and two unmistakeable deeds of
city property, which we will afterwards
describe, were presented to Judge
.McLean; oath was made that it was
free and unincumbered, and the col
lateral name on the bond was given of
Samuel Smith, late partner ot Kissane.
The Judge accepted the bond, and the
U. S. Deputy Marshal was authorized
to release the prisoner on an order to be
given by the Judge, on full satisfaction
shown to him that this matter was all
right. But the matter must now be
arranged to release Kissane on the for
gery case. Warren, the Judge, on
Monday, seems to be in fact more rigid
in his requirements even, than Warren
the Judge was on Saturday.
On Monday morning, Judge Jacob
Flinn returns to Cincinnati from an
eastern tour, and if Warren won't
work right, application must be made to
Judge Flinn. On Monday afternoon,
Mr. Duke made affidavit before Esquire
Bell that he was worth in real estate,
816,000, in order to qualify him as
security. Judge Flinn, before whom
the application was to be made, agreed
to give the prosecutor, Mr. Pruden, an
opportunity to interrogate Mr. Duke as
to the circumstances of his coming into
the possession of his property; and on
interrogation, he answered that on Fri
day, August 4th, he had given a cer
tificate of deposit for 84,500 to William
Speer, former proprietor of the Grey
Eagle coffee house, on Fifth street, who
had conveyed to him lot No. 58 in Wade
and Ramsey's subdivision, on the north
side of Sixth street, in the western part
of the city, and another certificate of
deposit for 85,500, to Levi Dunbar,
who was recently convicted of renting a
house used for gambling, am Filth
street, who had, on same day, conveyed
to him lot yo. 29 in Carr s subdivision
of lots in this city, and also a lot on the
corner of Taylor and Carr streets.
The further interrogations by Mr.
Pruden, as to how, when, and of whom
he obtained the certificates of deposit,
Mr. Duke declined to answer; and while
denying that he had made any arrange
ment by whick the property should be
transferred to oricrinal proprietors, after
bailment was effected, he acknowledged
that, if bail thereon had been accepted,
he would have used his discretion,
whether he would have sold the proper
ty to Mr. Kissane, or anybody else he
saw proper to.
In the meantime, it having been made
known to Judge McLean that matters
did not look right, he reinstructed the
U. S. Deputy Marshal to continue Mr.
Kissane in his custody.
This developement altered the plans
of the parties no doubt, as although
yesterday evening it was intended to
offer Mr. Duke and Mr. Smith to Judge
Flinn, it was not done; and matters
stand in statu quo, with this exception,
that Judge Warren and Mr. Pruden are
entitled to the warmest commendation
of the friends of justice, the public, for
the course pursued by them, and cer
tain parties are now advised that any
further connection or ' connivance de
tected will be heralded by a fearless and
independent press, strike where it may.
A Locomotive without Rails. We
abridge the following from the Courier
des Etats Unis:
"A Paris Journal gives an account of
the invention of a locomotive destined to
run on ordinary roads, by Mr. Alexan
der Levoi. A esterday we saw this lo
comotive, attached to a couple of cars,
rolling up the street, turning the most
abrupt corners, and advancing and re
tiring with the greatest ease. The loco
motive' has a ten horse power, and is
mounted on four wheels, with broad fel
loes. The inventor seems confident of
Those Forged Bank Notes.
yesterday, we stand,
disclosed the fact that forged
notes on the Champain County and
Forest City Banks were in circulation.
Some of them had been received by
certain banks and bankers of our city.
A prudent caution will induce all per
sons who are not very familiar with the
signatures of the Register and of the
President and Cashier of the State
Stock Banks, to refuse their notes until
the mystery in which this whole matter
is now involved shall be dispelled or a
new plate shall have been engraved and
new notes issued.
We will take this occasion to say, in
advance of any authoritative statement,
that we believe no spurious notes, with
genuine signatures of the Register,
have yet been discovered. His signa
ture has always been forged, and gener
ally in a masterly manner, such as
would deceive most persons, and even
imposing on the Register himself for a
time. The matter has been undergoing
a thorough investigation ever since the
discovery was made that forged notes
were in circulation; and a public an
nouncement of its results has not been
made, only because no public good
could have been subserved thereby, and
because parties supposed to be perfectly
innocent and honest would have been
placed in a false position by it. The
forbearance of 'those who have con
sented to be unjustly censured them
selves, rather than do anything which
would interrupt or in any way interfere
with the thorough investigation of the
stupendous fraud which appears to have
been perpetrated, will, we hope, be duly
appreciated by the public. In the
meantime, we can assure our readers
that the investigation is going on, and
that nothing will be left undone to ferret
out the guilty parties, and bring them to
justice. We hope the public curiosity
will soon be gratified; but it is much
better that it should not be for the
present, if its gratification should ob
struct the investigation now in progress
or enable the guilty' parties to evade
the punishment they so richly deserve.
Cin. Gazette, 16th.
Negroes Burnt at Cabtiiaoe. We
noticed last week the recent horrible tra
gedy near Carthage. At that time the
negr belonging to Scott had not been
taken. He was caught in the Prairie,
about fifteen miles from Carthage ta
ken to the town and tried, and was pro
nounced guilty, although he refused to
make any confession. The negro be
longing to Dale had previously con
fessed the whole matter. They decoved
Dr. Fish from home by pretending that
Mr. Dale s child was sick, and they had
been sent for him. He had gone but a
little way when one of the negroes
knocked him in the head with an axe
and killed him. They both went to the
house one of them knocked Mrs. Fish
down with his fist, and after brutally ac
complishing their desires on her, killed
her with the same axe that killed her
husband choked the child to death
set fire to the house in two places, and
The citizens of the surrounding coun
try determined to give a warning to all
future transgressors of the kind, took
the negroes out of the hands of the offi
cers, and burned them on Saturday last,
about 10 o'clock. They both made con
fessions after being chained to the stake,
but the Scott negro afterward denied
any knowledge of it. They died in
about two minutes after the fire com
menced burning.
Springfield (Mo.) Advertiser.
A Curious Sermon. An English pa
per contains the following curious dis
course, said to have been lately deliv
ered by an eccentric preacher, at Ox
ford: "I am not one of your fashionable,
fine spoken, mealy mouthed preachers.
I tell you the plain truth. What are
your pastimes? Cards and dice, fid
dling and dancing, guzzling and gut
tling! Can you be saved Dy aicei j.o:
Can you fiddle yourselves into a berth
among the sheep? No! You will dance
yourselves to damnation among the
Toats! You may guzzle wine here, but
you'll want a drop of water to cool your
tongue hereafter. Will martyrs fight,
and bet, and deal, rant, and swear, and
shuffle, and cut with you? No! the mar
tyrs are no shufflers. You will be cut
down in a way you little expect. Luci
fer will come with his mowers, reapers,
and his sickles and forks, and you will
be cut down, and bound, and pitched
and housed in hell! I will not oil my lips
with lies to please you! I will tell you
the plain truth. Ammon, and Mam
mon, and Moloch are making Bathoron
hot for you Profane wretches! I have
heard you wrangle and brawl, and tell
o ie another, "I'll see you d d first!"
Rnt I tell you. the day will come, when
you will pray to Beelzebub to escape his
clutches, and what will be his answer?
"I'll see you d d first!"
3T "How rapidly they build houses
now," said Cornelius to an old ac
quaintance, as he pointed to a neat, two
story house "they commenced that
only last week and they are al
ready putting in the lights." . J
"Yes," rejoined his friend, "and
next week they will put in the liver. J
Newspaper Borrowers. May theirs
be a life of single blessedness may
their path be carpeted with cross eyed
snakes, and their nights haunted by
knock kneed torn cats!
Z"Ao American female, called by
the romantic name of Miss Kate Irvine,
has commenced at Sheffield, in Eng-
land, the arduous task of walking 800
miles in as many eonsecutive hours, for
ut is said J a bet of 9500. The lady pe-
aestrian is described to be about 30
years of age, tall, and of rather prepos
sessing appearance. Her carnage is re
markably erect She wears the Bloom
er costume a straw hat, a jacket of thin
black material, a light vest, with bright
buttons, a tunic silk skirt, and light
boots. She started for the first mile at
6 o'clock in the evening, and accom
plished it in i minutes. The average
time of each mile up to Thursday even
ing, varied from 12 to 13 minutes.
which, for a woman, may be considered
really wonderful. Nearly 300 persons
paid a visit to the fleet-footed American
on the first day.
XJames Shirley was hung at Holli-
daysburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday.
At I o clock the prisoner, habited in
his shroud, accompanied by Revs. John
Sailings and Lloyd Knight, descended
from his cell to the jail-yard, and walked
with a firm step to the scaffold, which
he ascended unassisted, and took his
seat on a stool. After singing and pray
ing by the Clergy, they took leave of
him. Thomas C. McDowell, Esq., the
prisoner's Counsel, also took leave of
him, when Shirley remarked that if any
one else wished to take leave of him
tney mignt do so. AH the prisoners
present in the jail-yard then shook hands
with him, after which the Sheriff asked
him if he had anything to say.
"I have nothing, excepting that
hope to meet all these gentlemen pres
ent, in Paradise hereafter. I die better
than I thought I should. This is not
the backing up of the spirit of the man;
it is the spirit of God that enables me to
do so; I never was a bad man naturally;
I wish to say the cause of all this is In
temperance." The cap was then drawn over his
face, when he called out, "Sheriff."
The Sheriff turned to the culprit, when
he continued, "I will also say that you.
Sir, are a gentleman; God bless you!"
The Deputy Sheriff then asked him if he
bad any confession to make. He re
plied, "No, I have nothing to say on
that subject." At 27 minutes past one
o'clock the drop fell, and James Shirley
was launched from time into eternity,
ah signs oi me ceasea ai a minutes al
ter the drop fell.
A Fearful Account. Mr. Everett,
late Secretary of State, is generaHy
known as a gentleman of extensive infor
mation, and one who will not "speak
without book on important subjects in
volving statistical facts. From a com
putation of his it appears that the use of
alcoholic beverages cost the United
States directly, in ten years, 8120,000,
000; has burnt or otherwise destroyed
85,000,000 worth of property; has de
stroyed 300,000 lives; sent 250,000 to
prison and 100,000 children to the poor-
house; caused 1,500 murders and 5,000
suicides; and has bequeathed to the
country 1,000,000 orphan children.
The Late Dust in Sou Carolina
The Washington Star says that the
late duel between Messrs. Dunovant
and Davidson Legare, in the vicinity of
Charleston, grew out of some difficulty
about a lady to whom the former is said
to be engaged. Legare challenged, and
Dunovant accepted the challenge, choos
ing pistols, distance three paces, the
first fire to be determined by tossing up.
Dunovant won it, and of course, shot
his antagonist through the heart, hiR
pistol being within five or six feet of
L's breast.
The Gardiner Claim. The Grand
Jury have brought in an indictment
against John Charles Gardiner, for com
mitting perjury as a witness on the trial
of his brother, Geo. A. Gardiner, after
a protracted argument. Bail was set at
Mr. Bradley renewed his motion for a
continuance of the former Gardiner case.
The District Attorney objected, stating
that intelligence had been received from
the Government Commission in Mexico,
dated July 5, saying that the explora
tion had been partly completed, and
would probably be finished soon; and as
their return is daily expected, the motion
for a continuance was deferred until next
Horse Mackerel. Mr, Wm. Alex
ander, while fishing yesterday near Rock
Cod Ledge, about 13 miles from Port
land, caught a horse mackerel, weigh
ing 800 lbs., 10 feet long, and 7 in cir
cumference. He took him with a cod
hook, and wonring him out, he finally
secured him. There being no one with
him in the boat but his little boy, he had
to tow him to a schooner, near, before
he could take him in. It is a splendid
fish, resembling in all its parts, a mack
crel, but on a giant scale. Portland
Argut. . .
Jtdff" Capt. W. F. Ltkch, well known
to fame, having signalized himself by
his Expedition to the Dead Sea, and his
more recent Exploration of the interior
of Africa, will address the Literary So
cieties of Washington College, Pa., at
the Fall commencement.
"Mrs. Partington says, after dis
solving the matter over in her mind, she
has come to the delusion to seek out
some quiet country retreat, in order tg
pervade the expressive heat of .the sea
son, and hereafter lead a more dyscnta
rylife. . '
A Singular Case. A Miss Read, of
West Boylston, took chloroform, a few
days ago, for the
i of bavin:
tooth extracted, and after the operation
was performed, she was attacked with
severe pain in the head, became uncoa
scions, and apparently died. Her friends
supposing her dead laid her out for bu
rial, and began to prepare for the fune
ral ceremonies; but their grief was un
expectedly turned to joy and astonish
ment, on finding that the supposed dead
began to revive. She eventually re
covered the full possession of her facul
ties; but what is still most singular in
her case, as we are told, she suffers vio
lent pains in the head as regularly as
evening approaches, and at length, and
about the same hiwir each night, falls in
to a swoon, yery similar to that which.
in the brst instance, was supposed to be
the sleep of death. This case certainly
presents a most remarkable escape from
premature burial.
Worcester Transcript.
X3T "You say, Mrs. Smith, that yoa
have lived with the defendant for eight
years. Does the court understand from
that that you are married to him?"
"In course it does."
"Have you a marriage certificate?" '
"Yes, your honor, three on 'em
two gals and a boy."
Mimno in East Tennessee. The
mineral resources of Tennessee are be
ginning to attract the attentian of Euro
pean capitalists. Some of the copper
ores of that region have been sent to
London and analyzed, and a company in
that city have sent out an agent to ex
amine and purchase mining lands.
This agent has purchased three tracts
in East Tennessee one of 160 acres,
for 8 150,000, another of 160 acres for
875,000, and another for 'SSO.OOO. A
few years since these lands were entered
at from 00 cents down to one cent an
acre. With the copper are found gold,
silver, lerfd and zinc, but Bot in quanti
ties sufficient to justify separation.
Hogs. From present appearances
the number of hogs the next season will
be large, particularly in Kentucky and
Ohio. We hear of a contract for a
large number of hogs in Indiana, ak
82.90 gross, to be delivered at the pens
in the fall. A trader offered yesterday
to deliver 1,000 hogs, between the 20th
of November and the 20th of Decem
ber, to one of our packers at 4 J cents
net. The contract was not made.
Louisville Courier, Aug. 4th.
American Hfperbole. A physician
called upon to testify in regard to the
physical effects of a severe whipping,
given to a servant girl, said: "Gentle
men of the jury, if a jackass had the
skin of an alligator for an overcoat, and
a piece of boiler plate underneath, and
that jackass were to be flogged one-half
as bad as that woman whipped that child,
all creation couldn't save that jackass
from dying."
Gentleman. "John, what is a gen
tleman?" "Stub toe boots, short tailed
coat, and a high shirt collar." "What
is the chief end of a gentleman?" "His
coat tail." "What is the work of a gen
tleman?" "To borrow money, to eat
large dinners, and to petition for an of
fice." "What is a gentleman's first du
ty to himself?" "To buy a pair of plaid
pantaloons and to raise a huge pair of
The English papers state that
since the abolition of slavery in Ja
maica, not only have 600 estates been
abandoned, and the blacks become gen
erally indolent and extremely poor, but
they are also fast relapsing into their
old superstitions which they brought
from Africa, and that they are now seen
paying their devotions to snakes, toads
and old ragged puppets.
tW Whilst the officers were in the
act of destroying 250 gallons of liquor,
condemned under the Liquor Law,, at
Northampton, Mass., on Friday last,
some boys' thoughtlessly set it on fire,
and four of the by-standers were very
seriously burned; one named Cum
mings, perhaps fatally.
Gold Discoveries in Oregon. A
letter to the Newark Advertiser, dated
Port Orford, Oregon, May 1st, says:
I am now washing out gold at the
rate of ten dollars an hour. Two
others, by the side of me, with the assis
tance of a squaw, (for an Indian man
is not worth his food,) are making 850
per day. We will have thousands of
inhabitants here in a few months, as
gold is everywhere in this vicinity. All
the soldiers in the garrison are at work,
making from 820 a day upwards, but
none less than 816. .
S3T How many fond mothers and
frugal housewives keep . their pretty
daughters and their preserves for some
extra occasion, or some "big bug" or
other, until both turn sour. This seems
to us marvelously poor economy. ;
jt3f The True Democrat makes the
following terrible announcement: -
"Th chambermaid of Jones' brick
yard having 'given the mittin' to the
bar-keeper of Madison's ferry, the
'disappointed lov-yer took 'horrid , re
venge' by stabbing himself with a sword
Blow his requiem on the bass drum
and build him a marble monument with
a salt barrel San Reg.

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