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BY S. B. ROW.
t CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, I860.
YOL. 6.-N0. 47.
. ; constancy. . r
'Tis sweet to know we have a friend, .
Unwavering as the sea-girt rock ; ,.; -
Where storms in rain their fury spend,
'.' ,And nanght belt waves roll from the shock.
Unmoved, unflinching, there it stands,
(Though ocean's waves around it roar,)
, Unlike the gay coquettish sands, -That
fparkle on the distnst shore.
.And such a friend methinks is mine,
At pure as is the morning dew : - -Unchanging
with the change of time,
.As constant as the rock is true. -
nr BEQUEST.
THE REJECTED. ,
The little grey Gothic church lay in the
broad light of the tnoon, with its thick clus
ters of ivy and creepers mantling the diamond
paned windows. The soft autranat haze rose
iliin and sparkling in the moonbeams, and
seemed like a silver veil which Nature had
coquettishly thrown over the charms that she
had not hidden from the garnish li?ht of day.
In the green lane, there was a soft, cooing
sound troni the woodpigeons, not yet wholly
at rest, and on the downs a thousand sheep,
s jet not folded, gave forth their gentle
breathing, quiet and tranquil as their keeper,
who had rapt his blanket around him, uud
lay on the hill side, with a young lamb close
to his heart, and ready to start at the first
ound ol his dog.
Close to the gateway of the church stood
two persons,and in the hushed silence one
could have distinguished a feint sound of
weeping. ; Whatever it was, it proceeded not
Iroru the smallest of the two; but from the
fall and strong man who stood beside her.
The white floating robe showed one to be a
woman ; and the moonbeams resting on her
face told that she was beautiful, in the pure
ktvlc of English beauty. Perhaps she looked
paler than was her wont, by moonlight; but
i here was scarcely any other trace of emotion
in her countenance. Pride might have look
ed forth from those large blue eyes ; but that
was natural, and not culled out by any new
circumstances. Her soft flaxen hair lay un
it! in ed by even a breath ovei her fair white
forehead, and hung down iu long, heavy curls,
over a neck which, though closely covered,
showed its perfect shape, and betrayed at the
throat its whiteness and purity. Apparently
the young man niado some passionate appeal
to her, which had failed to subdue some reso
lution she had declared; for she paused in
her walk as if to collect all her firmness, and
unswered proudly, "It is impossible; I have
Kiven my word my word which I have never
yet broken ; I never can be yonr wife."
There was a sob that seemed to come like
that which parts soul and body, from the
breast of the young man. The tall form bent
and swayed as if tailing to the ground ; but
he supported himself against tho gateway of
the church. - ; ,-. - '
"Farewell, then, Margaret Scaton ; farewell
for ever! I shall net remain here to witness
your scorn or trouble your peace. Life in
England would be to me a living death. To
morrow I sail for America. If winds and
waves prove as treacherous as womans's love,
1 shall probably find peace beneath the waves.
It so, I do not ask the tears which you refuse
to my deep misery in life. Once more fare
well!" llo turned away from her, as he spoke, and
took another path than that which led to her
home. Had he heard the passionate cry which
burst from her lips a moment after, ho might
have retraced his steps ; but ho was deaf and
blind iu his agony. William! William!"
sounded on the air, and reach ,-d the car of the
aleeping shepherd on the hillside, but not that
i him who had left her. The next day Mar
garet Seatoa saw the announcement of the
sailing of a ship to-Atncrica, and among the
passengers was the name of William John
bun . . '
In one of the most beautiful spots in the
delightful valley of tho Mohawk, Johnson
Castle reared its head. Surrounded by tall
groves and rich shrubberies, almost oriental
in their profusion, and kept by its owner, a
young man ot free and frank deportment, as
a place of almost feudal magniflctmce, it was
do wonder that its popularity was beyond that
tf anj other mansion in America. To this
house, not only the great and learned among
the American residents and European tourists
alike resorted, but it was equally open to the
crowds of Indians,who,attracted by the hearty
cordiality of its master, laid aside their
usual reserve, and flocked to the hospitable
board of William Johnson.
Prom afar, Margaret Seaton heard of this
sylvan abode, and wondered if its occupant
ever thought of her whose coldness had driven
him to its deep shades. Drawn lroru him for
awhile by the prospect of a more intellectual
lover than the boy of nineteen, as William
Johnson was when she parted from him, she
too had experienced a disappointment as keen
and severe as a lovers' revenge could wish to
inflict. Retribution for her broken faith to
William Johnson had overtaken her, and now,
disgusted with the vain show in which she
lived, and the heartless desertion of the lover
lor whom she had sacrificed a true and faithful
heart, she formed the mad project of going to
America, and witnessing the new life which
her former lover was said to lead.
Circumstances were favorable to this idea.
Her parents were no more, end tho wealth they
had left was at her disposal alone. She knew
that, since the night on which the two stood
at the little Gothic church, a boy and girl in
the first flush of youth, that she.at least, must
.have altered. The soft curls hung as loving
ly around the neck, but the fair brow had a
shade of care, and the blue eyes were faded
rom their first brilliance. - Night and day slio
.ocrned over the decision of that night, and
.it had left a shadow upon her beauty like a
blight upon the lilly. She embarked for A
ro erica under an assumed name, arriving at
,the very height ol the luxuriant American
snrumer. .
Johnson Castlo was deserted when the un
known lady arrived in its neighborhood ; and
.another ; residence on the banks of the river,
where a most singularly beautiful location bad
.attracted the notice of the munificent owner
.of the land, bad risen in a beauty that threw
the castle into comparative homeliness. Out
side of the ample and beautiful domain sur
rounding this favored 'spot, was an English
settlement, composed mainly of artisans or
workmen whom the master' liberality had in
duced to remain. In one of these habitations
the proud English maiden found a home ; and
ventured to ramble over tho very grounds of
her old lover, trusting to ber altered looks to
conceal her identity with the Margaret of his
early dream.
. Wandering over the magnificent grounds
surrounding Johnson Hall, she encountered
an elderly lady, dressed in deep mourning,
accompanied by two beautiful girls, in whose
sweet young faces Margaret read their relation
to William Johnson. These then were his
children, and although she had beard, with a
strange joy, for which she despised herself, of
the death of his wife, she could not retain
such feelings when she thought of these love
ly girls, left without a mother, as she herself
had been perhaps, sonio day drifting liko
herself upon the outer circle of a happiness
which she could never hope to know. Then
came the remembrance that bad it not been
for her folly, she might have been a wife
and mother; the wife of him she indeed wor
shiped, and the mother to his children.
Determined to have a single look, if no
more, of that face so beloved,Margaret walked
on. Past the fertile fields, past the smiling
river, through the groves of chestnut and ma
ple, and to the very borders of tho beautiful
garden. What was it that caught her eye
within its bounds ? A miniature temple, the
very representation of the little church nt
whose low gateway way William Johnson had
said farewell. He had not forgotten, then.
But in the very doorway of that temple stood
a figure whose appearance there startled and
troubled her. It was that of a young and
beautiful woman, whose dark skin, long straight
black hair, and flashing eyes, told ber Indian
origin. While she stood there, her strong,
active frame, her dark,but bewitching beauty,
and the involuntary grace of her unstudied
attitude, struck Margaret with a jealous envy
for which she could not account. .She had
little time for indulgence or self-blame for
this feeling ; for passing swiftly up the steps
that led to the little mimic church, was a man,
whose tall figure and graceful motions could
not bo mistaken.
It was William Johnson. Her heart told
her so before she saw his face ; and now it was
turned towards her. He had thrown his arm
around the Indian, and through the dark color
of her cheek Margaret saw the deep flush of
pleasure struggle into new beauty. Her hand
lay lovingly in his, and ber head was bent to
wards him, its long and superb hair resting on
his bosom, and covering her own figure like a
veil. One of the little English girls at the
settlement, impelled by curiosity in the lady
who had come from the fatherland, as her
mother had told her.had followed her footsteps.
By a sudden and strong control, Margaret ex
erted herself fo ask, "Who is that woman
yonder, Maud ?" And the child, delighted to
give tho good lady the information, said, "It
is Mary Brant.", s
"And vho,or what is she ?" asked Margaret.
" Why.don't you know I" asked little Maud.
'She is sister to the Mohawk warrior, and is
Mr. Johnson's wife. That is ber husband,
standing beside her. They are very kind to
me. Shall I go and ask if you can see John
son Hall ? . It is a graud place, and every
stranger visits it."
Margaret stopped the fleet feet that would
have run to obtain admittance for her to the
home of William Johnson and his Indian wife.
She had heard enough, and her own eyes cor
roborated the child's story. She thought of
the beautiful girls whom she had met in her
way, and wondered if the Mohawk step-mother
would meet their ideas of refinement. She
was growing bitter and sarcastic every mo
ment. Had she yielded to tenderness, she was
sure to faint, and then the child's officious
sympathy would betray her, by calling the at
tention of him whom she would now avoid.
One bound down the road, and she was out
of sight, the child with difficulty keeping
pace with her. It was Margaret's list look of
her old lover. Writh tho next ship she came
to England, and left htm uncounscious that
her presence had ever been about him. Du
ring tho revolution, deeds of bravery readied
her ears from time to time, of which William
Johnson was the hero. . Alter the memorable
expedition of Crown Point, she learned that
the king had bestowed upon him the honor of
knighthood, and she wondered if the queenly
Mohawk would adorn her station as Lady
Johnson.
In a pleasant country home, surrounded by
the children ol a very dear friend, whose hus
band Margaret was' at last induced to marry,
she found some consolation for her early dis
appointment. The romance of life had faded
away. Her early dream, though remembered,
had put on more subdued coloring; and she
learned to hear the name of Sir William
Johnson with scarce a perceptible fluttering ot
the heart. lier husband, a good, quiet, easy
courtry gentleman, who valued her mainly for
the qualities which made hcra good mother to
his cbildren,ncver knew that beneath the-calm
suriaco she exhibited lay a world of extin
guished sentiment which he had no power to
rouse, and which time only had been able to
subdue.; R. L. H.
Where are thb Disuxionists 7 Our read
ers will remember thst, in 185G, Governor
Wise, of Virgtnia, was very emphatic in de
claring that the South would never submit to
the election of Fremont, but that, if necessary
to clear him out, the Virginia military forces,
under their Governor, would march to Wash
ington, seize upon the public Treasury and
archives, and carry them off, and thus leave
poor Fremont weeping, like Marius, over the
rains of Carthage. Where are the disunionista
now, in view of tho manifest destiny of Old
Abe Lincoln 1 We hear nothing at alljof dis
union except from the Douglas party, who are
cryiug down tho Breckinridge party as dis
unionists. Gov. Wise is out for Breckin
ridge; but the Governor last fall, upon the
John Brown matter, said he would fight, not
to go out but to Btay in the Union. II. V.
Johnson, of Georgia, was a rampant disunion
ist in 1851, but he is now up for Vice Presi
(fent on the Douglas ticket; and so we presume,
he Las come out ail right. Where are the
disunionists 1 . They were numerous last Win
ter in Congress, in view of Seward and his
"irrepressible.conflict;" but now.with'this "ir
repressible conflict" turned over into the
Democratic camp, all hands are fighting to
stay In the union. New York Herald. . .
'"Some Germans, taking breakfast in their
house in Philadelphia, bad. their attention at
tracted by a noise in the entry. Going thith
er, they found their mother hanging by the
neck to the rail of the staircase, committing
suicide.. Instead of cutting her down at once,
and thus surely saving her life, all three set
ofl after a policeman. When they rcturucd
with one, of courso the old lady was Uoad.
THE MOQUIS. '
We take the following Interesting Annorin
tion of a strange people said to reside in the
nuerioror me ureal Basin, from tho Pana
ma Star. It is entitled to full confidence :
WHO BCIXT THE CALIFORNIA PYRAMID ?
In our summary of the California naw r.
ccived by the "Winfield Scott," we notice the
discovery of an antique pyramid in the Colora
do region, and in a subsequent number of our
paper published a long article in relation to it,
from the San FranciscoHcraW. The whole sub
ject must be a deeply interesting one to everv
body ; and from a gentleman now in this city,we
have within a day or two, derived additional
information which he has had the kindness to
put on paper for us. It is as follows :
"Your article on the antiquities of the Great
central iSasin calls to recollection a conversa
tion I had in 1852, near that region, that was
of. intense interest to me at that time.
"Far away beyond the South Pass, on the
neaa waters or the una river, lives John Brid
ger, a trapper of the plains and mountaius for
more than forty years, and whose veracity can
not be questioned by any one acquainted with
him. It is admitted by all trappers that he is
better acquainted than any living man with tho
intricacies of all the hills and streams that lose
themselves in the great Basins I say Basins,
because there are many of them. While trap
ping on the tributaries of the Colerado, an In
dian offered to guide Mr. Bridger and party
to a people living far in the Desert,with whom
they could barter.
"The proposition was accepted ; and after
providing themselves with dried meats and
water, they struck right into the heart of that
Great Desert, where no white man before or
since has trodden, and which the hardy moun
taineers will only venture to skirt. After five
day's travel, the party arrived at three moun
tains or Buttes, rising in grandeur in that sol
itary waste. These mountains were covered
with a diversity of forest'and fruit trees, with
streams of purest water rippling down their
declivities. At their base was a numerous ag
ricultural people, surrounded with waving
fields of corn and a profusion of vegetables.
The people were dressed in leather they knew
nothing of fire-arms, using only the bow and
arrow ; and for milo after mile, circling these
Bcttes, were adobe houses, two and three sto
ries high. Mr. Bridger was not allowed to en
ter any of their towns or houses, and after re
maining three days, bartering scarlet cloth and
iron for their furs, he left them ; not, however,
without being given to understand that they
held no communication with any people be
yond their desert home. That these are the
same people who once iuhabited the banks of
the Gila and Colerado, and lefts those monu
ments of wonder, the "Casas Grande," whteh
so deeply attracted the followers of Fremont
and Doniphan, and then vanquished as a dream
there can no longer be a doubt. Their adobe
houses attest it.
"Months after this conversation with Mr.
Bridger, I had another with Mr. Papln, the a
gent of the American Fur Company. He told
me that another of the party, Mr. Walker, the
mountaineer, after whom one of the mountain
Passes is named, and who is known to be a
man of truth, had given him the same descrip
tion of these isolated people and in my mind
there is not the shadow of a doubt of their
existence. The subject is one replete with
interest to tho antiquarian, as well as to all
others; and I am in strong bopo that the re
cent discovery in the Colorado country will
have the effect of bringing to light, and to
the knowledge of the world, not only the
existence of this peculiar people in their de
sert home, but also their origin aud history."
STRANGE PEOPLE I.V THE WILDERNESS THE MOQUIS.
The rTcople here spoken of, wo are inclined
to believe, are the Moquis a race of people
residing in the Great Basin, who answer in ma
ny particulars to the description given by Brid
ger and Papin. We believe that Captain Joe
Walker, the veteran mountaineer and trapper,
is the only white man in this country that has
ever visited this strange people, and from him
we gathered in the course of a long conversa
tion, a most interesting account of their coun
try and manners. Tho most implicit confidence
may be placed in all his statements. He is
entirely free from exaggerating which we of
ten find among great travellers. -
Through the very centre of the Great Basin
runs the Rio Colorado Ohiquito or Little lied
Kiver. It takes its rise in the mountains that
skirt the right bank of the Rio Grande, flows
almost due west, and empties into the Colora
do at a point on the same parallel of latitude
with Walker's Pass. About 100 miles north
of this, and running almost parallel with it, is
the river San Juan. Each of these streams is
about 250 miles long. Between them stretches
an immense table land, broken occasionally by
Sierras of no great length, which shoot up a
bove the general elevation. -About half way
between the two rivers, and midway in the
wilderness between the Colorado and the Rio
Grande, is the country of the Moquis. From
the midst of tho plain rises abruptly on all
sides a Butte of considerable elevation, the top
of which is as flat as it some great power had
sliced off the summit. Away up here the Mo
quis have built three large vlllages,where they
rest at night perfectly secure from the attacks
of the fierce tribes who live to the north and
east of them. The sides of this table moun
tain arc almost perpendicular cliff's, and the
top can only be reached by a steep flight of
steps, cut in the solid rocks. At the base is
a plain of. arable land, which the Moquis cul
tivate with great assiduity. Uere they raise
all kinds of grain, melons, and vegetables.
They have also a number of orchards, with ma
ny kinds of fruit trees. The peaches they raise,
Capt. Walker says, are particularly fine. They
have large flocks of sheep and goats, but very
few beasts of burden or cattle. They area
harmless, inoffensive race kind and hospita
ble to strangers, and make very little resist
ance when attacked. The warlike Navajoes
who dwell in the mountains to the Northeast
of them, are in Ihe habit of sweeping down
upon them every two or three years, and dri
ving off their stock. At such times they gath
er up all that is movable from their farms, and
fly for refuge to their mountain stronghold.
Here their enemies dare not follow them.
When a stranger approaches, they appear on
the top of the recks and houses watching bis
movements. One of their villages at which
Capt. Walker stayed for several days, is five or
six hundred yards long. The houses are gen
erally built of stone and mortar some of them
of adobe. They are very snug and comforta
ble, and many of them two and even three sto
ries mgn. iue lnnamtanis aro,consiaoraoiy
advanced iu some of the arts, and niauufac- i
! ture excellent WOobn rinthinir Manbote Koo.
ket work and pottery. Unlike most of the In-
uian irioes of this country, the women work
within doors, the men performing all the farm
uu oui aoor laoor. . As a race, they are light
er in color than the Dieeer Indians of Califor
nia. Indeed, the women are tolerably fair, in
consequence of not being so much exposed to
the sun. Among them, Capt. Walker saw three
periecuy wmte.wlth white hair and light eyes.
He saw two others of the same kind at the
Zuni villages, near the Rio Grande. They
were no doubt Albinos, and probably gave rise
to the rumors which have prevailed of the ex
istence ot wnue Indians in the Basin.
The Moquis have Drobablv assisted nature in
leveling the top of the mountain as a site for
iiieir villages. They have cut down the rocks
in many places, and have excavated out of the
solid rock a number of large rooms for manu
facturing woolen cloth.' Their only arms are
bows and arrows, although they never war with
any other tribe. The Navajoes carry of their
stock without opposition. , But unlike almost
every other tribe of Indians on the continent,
they are scrupulously honest. Captain Wal
ker says the most attractive and valuable ar
ticles may be left exposed, and they will not
touch them.
Many of the women are beautiful,with forms
of faultless symmetry. They are very neat and
clean, and dress in quite a picturesque cos
tume of their own manufacture. They wear a
dark robe with a red border, gracefully draped
so as to leave their " right arm and shoulder
bare. They have most beautiful hair, which
they arrange with great care. The condition
of a female may be known from the manner of
dressing the hair. The virgins part their hair
in the middle behind, and twist each parcel
around a hoop six or eight inches in diameter.
This is nicely smoothed and oiled and fast su
ed to ; each side of the head, something like
a large rosette. The effect is very striking.
The married womeu wear their hair twisted
into a club behind. V '-
The Moquis farm in the plain by day and re
tire to their villages on the mountain at night.
They irrigate their lands by means of the small
streams running out of the sides of the moun
tain. Sometimes when it fails to snow on the
mountains in winter, their crops are bad. For
this reason they always keep two or three
year's provision laid up, for fear of famine.
Altogether, they are a most extraordinary peo
ple, far in advance of any other aborigines yet
discovered on this continent. They have never
had any intercourse with the whites, and ot
course their civilization originated with them
selves. What a field is here for the adven
turous traveller! We have rarely listened to
anything more interesting than Captain Walk"
er'a plain unaffected atory of his travels in
the Great Basin,
A New Sensation ! From the Gallows to
a Fortune ! The Chicago Herald, has seen a
letter from the Prussian Consulate, resident in
New York, addressed to Greenebaum & Broth
ers, making inquiries as to the whereabouts of
Heinrich Jumpcrtz, stating that a lady resi
ding near the place of his nativity, had died
recently, leaving Henry, his brother Franz,
and one or two others, heirs to a vast estate,
consisting of lands, stocks and money, and
requesting the Messrs. Greenebaum, bankers,
to make out such documents as were necessa
ry to secure to Henry his share in the legacy.
The letter stated several circumstances which
leave no doubt that Henry Jumpcrtz, so well
known to the citizens ot Chicago, in connec
tion with the Sophia Warner tragedy, or 'bar
rel mystery," as it has been termed, is the
fortunate legatee. Bon is given as his birth
place, 18J14 as the year of his birth ; it is
stated that "he come to this country with his
brother Franzfrom whom he parted in New
xork city, and that he had been tried and ac
quitted on a charge, the nature of which was
not stated ; and other circumstances were
mentioned which leave the identification com
plete. It is said that alter Jumpertz was ac
quitted upon bis trial for murder, be endea
vored to get an honest living in Chicago, but
was regarded so suspiciously that he could
not. A few friends, who believed him inno
cent, gave him funds, and abandoning his
original intention to live down the opprobrium
which the greater part of the community
heaped upon him, he went to St. Louis. Un
der an assumed name for the press had made
the name of Jumperts notorious be followed
his trade, and afterwards, we believe, was em
ployed as a baiber on one of the river steam
boats. " His present whereabouts is not known.
President Jackson's First Cabinet. A
correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer,
contradicts the statement of Hon. Amos Ken
dall, recently published in a paper of this
city, in relation to the breaking up of Gen.
Jackson's first cabinet. The writer admits it
to be true that the quarrel was among the men
and not the women.fbut says that it originated
with the latter, and that their husbands after
wards became a party to it. lie says : "
I will state what was believed in Washing
ton at the time, elsewhere, and generally. It
was that certain members of the cabinet and
tho females of their families refused to visit
Mrs. Eaton, wife of the Secretary of War, or to
have any social intercourse with her. These
members were Ingham, Secretary of the Treas
ury, Branch, Secretary of the Navy, and Ber
rien, Attorney General. Vsn Buren, Secre
tary of State, and Barry, Postmaster General,
being friends of Eaton, who, of course, could
have no other than unfriendly feeling towards
those who had Bought to exclude his wife from
high official society. Then came the dissolu
tion of the cabinet Van Buren went Minister
to England, Eaton to Spain, Barry remained in
office, and Branch, Ingham and Berrien went
out, and became hostile to Jackson. These, I
think, are the facts of the case, and I had some
opportunity of knowing what were the facts.'
A New Business Firm. As the only hope
of defeating the Republicans in the State of
New York,the Herald, proposes a "joint stock
electoral ticket, in behalf of Bell, Douglas and
Breckinridge," with a view to concentrating
ail the elements ot opposition against Lincoln.
vvny bam. Houston and Gerrit bmuh are not
admitted to the proposed rirm,is not stated.but
we suspect either of them could contribute
nearly as mnch capital in votes as some of
those named. - Wouldn't that be a beautiful
compound ? Hard Shells, Soft Shells, Irish
men, .Know Nothings Slave Code, popular
Sovereignty and Dark Lanterns ! That would
be a political sandwich worth looking at i Let
tho "joint-slock ticket" go on, by all means.'
Any shape you please, gentlemen, so that you
come. . .....
; GIVING HIM THE SACK LITERALLY.
A green, awkward girl, the daughter of
wealthy parents In Arkansas, having gone to
Massachusetts to be educated, a young den
tist, named Brown, conceived a notion that his
shortest road to fortune would bo to marry
her. But then she was the laughing stock of
tue seminary, because she was so gaunt, mas
culine, and ungenteel in her dress, and Brown
felt that it would require all bis nerve to stand
the ridicule of several of the young pupils
with whom he had flirted until he was satisfied
that they had no money or expectation of any.
However, he consoled himself with the reflec
tion that he should speedily obtain influeuce
enough over her to enable him to become, in
a measure, her adiserin the matter of cos
tume, manners, &c. The foremost thought
was to amend her long, lank form, by the aid
of crinoline, wbish she had never worn, and
his flattery had no sooner secured him a confi
dential place in her good graces, before he
ventured to make her a present of a patent
skirt or sack, together with a hint to fix up
pretty handsomely for a ball to which he had
invited her. ; .
The night arrived, the party were assembled,
and the Arkansas damsel made her grand en
tree from the ladies' dressing room, amid the
titter of laughter from tho school girls and vil
lage belles. The hoop sack was shockingly
out of shape, projecting in front like the spout
ing horn of Nabant ; but that was nothing to
the expose it made of her somewhat incongru
ous black hose, the fascination of which were
somewhat augmented by the yellow rosettes of
her white satin slippers (men's size) encasing
her delicate feet. To complete Brown's hor
ror, ber flaxen bead and freckled face were
"set ofP' with a profusion of green and yellow
bow-knots, of formidable size, inteuded to do
execution as beau-catchers. -
Madder than sixty, the disappointed dentist
went through the first dance with her, taking
little or no pains to conceal his disgust, and
then hurried away to the whist room to escape
the compliments and sarcastic ridicule of his
old flames. The unfortunate partner, who was
clear grit, was deeply incensed when informed
of his abandonment, and some of the sympa
thizers advised her to "give him the sack," i.
e., dismiss him at once.- "I'll bedodrotted ef
I don't do it 'fore the bull crowd," she replied
in a boiling passion, and making straight for
the dressing-room, and followed by a bevy of
laughing girls, soon emerged again with the
hoop-sack in her hand, and threw it at Brown's
feet. -'Thar, you mean, good-for-nothing sha
ker out of old snogs ! Tako your old sack and
wear it yourself, and ef I ketch you speaking
to me again, I'll lick ye within an inch o' yer
life ; you'd better believe it."
Roars of laughter followed this spirited con
duct, and tooth-puller was fain to make his es
cape. The next day he left the village, - and
has not returned to it. The Arkansas girl be
came a pet, and finally made a very respecta
ble appearance In society. N. O. Crescent.
A correspondent of tho Winona. Minnesota,
Republican writes that Mr. A. L. Jeuks of that
place, who is prospecting in one of those
mounds which are so common in that country,
recently discovered, at the depth of five or
six feet, the remains of seven or eight people
of very large size. One thigh bone measured
three feet in length. The under jaw was one
inch wider than that of any other man in this
city. He also found clam-shells, pieces of
ivory or bone rings, pieces of kettles made of
earth and coarse sand. There were at the
neck of one of these skeletons, teeth two
inches in length by one half to three-fourths of
an inch in diameter, with holes drilled into
the sides, and the end polished, with a crease
around it. Also, an arrow, five inches long
by one and a half wide, stuck through the
back, near the back-bone; and one about eight
inches long stuck into the left breast. Also,
the blade of a copper hatchet, one and a half
inch wide at the edge, and two inches long.
This hatchet was found stuck in the scull of
the same skeleton. The mound is some 200
feet above the surface of the Mississippi, and
is composed of clay, immediately above the
remains, two feet thick; then comes a layer of
black loam ; then another layer of clay six
inches thick, all so closely packed that it was
with difficulty that it could be penetrated.
There are some four or five different layers
of earth above the remains. There is no such
clay found elswhere in the vicinity.
The Real Issue. So far as there will be
any contest in the approaching Presidential
election, it lies between Mr. Lincoln and Joe
Lane of Oregon. If the President shall be c
lectcd by the people, as now seems almost cer
tain, Lincoln inevitably must be chosen. It
is utterly impossible for any other man to ob
tain a majority of the electoral vote. Owing
to the peculiar political character of the House
of Representatives, it will be impracticable for
any party to obtain a clear majority of the
States, and consequently there can be no elec
tion. Should there be no election by the peo
ple, it will therefore devolve upon the Senate
to choose between the two candidates for Vice
President, who will unquestionably be Hamlin
and Lane. The Senate, being largely Demo
cratic, would immediately elect Mr. Lane for
Vice President, and the Presidential office be
ing vacant, he would at once become Presi
dent. It is entirely out of the question for
Bell, Douglas or Breckenridge to succeed. . In
all human probability Abraham Lincoln will
be chosen by the people ; if he is not, then Jo
seph Lane is likely to be the next President.
It is between Lincoln and Lane that the peo
ple really have to choose.
One of the most terrible accidents that has
ever happened, through the agency of crino
line, occurred lately in - one ot tne Lngnsn
ports on board of the Royal Albert, a vessel
or the British Navy. i,ne alter noon, wnue
the decks were thronged with visitors, the
dress of a lady, in passing one of the signal
gnns, caught the percussion hammer and
brought it over upon tne luse. rne gun,
which was loaded with blank cartridge, went
off, and one of the crew, who unfortunately
was standing in front of the gun or bad been
working about it, bad bis arm blown off to the
shoulders. The sad event caused much con
sternation as well as regret among the visitors,
and the lady who had unwittingly been its
cause fainted. ;
Hon. E. Joy Morris, of Philadelphia, who
was the only Opposition member of Congress
f Vom Pennsylvania, wb.o held back from en
dorsing the Chicago nomination, has announc
ed himself for Lincoln since the adjournment
of Congress. . -
CELEBRATION IN GOSHEN.
In accordance with previous notice, tho Go
shen, Shawsville and Mt. Joy Sunday Schools
met in the grove at Goshen school house, on
the 4th inst., to celebrate the 84th anniversary
of our National Independence, and organized
by selecting Rev. J. R, King as President j
Thomas Graham, Robert Thompson and J. L.
Reams, Vice Presidents, and E. K. Shirey and
Isaac S. Shirey, Secretaries J. R. King, chap
lain. A committee of six waj then appointed
to make arrangements for the further proceed
ings of the day t also a committee of ladies to
superintend the setting of the table. An ap
propriate hymn was then sung, and after
prayer by Rev. King, the table was spread with
luxuries well calculated to please the palato
and the eye. Four hundred and City persons
partook of the bountiful supply.
. After the table was cleared, a committee was
appointed to invite the "Clearfield Riflemen"
to the ground to participate in the proceed
ings. Tho audience was then called to order
by the president, and an appropriote prayer
offered, after which the Declaration of Inde
pendence was read by Isaac S. Shirey;-followed
by music and a saluto by tho Riflemen. O
rations were then delivered by the Rev. Mr.
King and James H. Larrimer. Esq. Tho fol
lowing toasts were then read;
By E. K. Shirey. Tho Sabbath School
Long may it continue in successful operation,
and still spread until all the world becomes ac
quainted with its benefits.
By M. O. Wilson. The priuciples of the im
mortal Washington May they ever be cher
ished by the free people of these U. States.
By R. S. Daniel. Tho Flag of the Union
Long may it wave, and may it never have a
stripe erased nor a star obscured.
By Johu M. Ogden. The Signers of the
Declaration of Independence Few in num
bers, but the glory ot their deeds brightens as
they retire.
By Johu II. Stewart. The Ladies of Goshea
May they ever have the justice done thent
that was this day done the dinner of their pre
paration. By G. W. Gates. May the citizens of Go
shen, who took an active part in the celebra
tion, be highly rewarded for the luxuries placed
upon the table this day, every eatable beintc
as pure as ambrosia and as sweet as nectar.
By a Guest. "The Press, the Pulpit, and
tho Ladies the three ruling powers of the
world ; the first spreads knowledge, the second
morals, and the last spreads considerably."
By Sam'I P. Shaw. This Day May it ever
be proudly and gratefully remembered as the
birth-day of a nation, to be forgotten only with,
the expiring sentiments of a love for Liberty.
ByT. II. Shaw. The Ladies of this Cele
bration May they ever be held in remem
brance, and may their pathway ever be strewn
as was the wreath the banuer wore.
By P. C. Shaffner. Our Glorious Union
May the traitor's doom be meted out to tho
wretch who would dare attempt its severaance.
. By J. W. Wallace. We have this day as
sembled to manifest the spirit that was exhibi
ted in 1776.
By M. V. Pearce. The Clearfield Eiflemcu
contribute much to the pleasure of the day.
By M. E. Kline. The Flag of Liberty
Long may it wave, and palsied be tho band
that would dare to sully its stripes.
By Peter A. Livergood. S. A. Douglas
May he be our next President.
By Daniel Graham. . Col. A. G. Cnrtin
May victory perch upon his banner, with forty
thousand majority in October.
By E. K. Shirey. James Buchanan May
the glory of his administration be reflected for
ages yet to come.
By Isaac S. Shirey. James Buchanan aa
he retires from office, may his corrupt admin
istration with his name pass into oblivion, to
rise no more forever.
By Oliver Conklin. Lincoln, Hamlin, Cur
tin, and the Union.
By a Guest. Lincoln, Hamlin, and Curtiu
May they sweep the State and Union like a
tornado:
Everything passed off in the most pleasant
manner possible, nothing occurring to mar tho
pleasures of the daj-.
The Dkmocract. The Democratic Fusion,
so cleverly concocted by the State Central
Committee, has made "confusion worse con
founded" in the party. It is scornfully re
jected by the larger portion of the party in
this State, particularly outside of Philadel
phia, where the government offices keep a
stronger force in bonds to the Administration
and Breekinridge division. We hear of nu
merous Democrats that are so disgusted with
the proceeding, that they are determined to
vote for Lincoln, in preference to either Doug
las or Breckinridge. This makes the State of
Pennsylvania more sure than ever for Lincoln,
and renders his election as certain as anything
can be that is still in the future. In fact, pol
iticians of all varieties, South as well as North,'
have settled down to the conclusion that Lin
coln is to be the next President and it is re
markable that they all look forward to it
without any apprehension of any such danger
to the Union as was formerly predicted as suru
to attend the election of a Republican Presi
dent. . At present the only talk of disunion
is among the two divisions of the Democrats,
and the best way to put down that talk, is to
put down both divisions of the party. Phil.
Bulletin. '
Frauds or the Pension OrncE. Marshal
Rynders, of N.York, recently,arrested a braco
of operators who were charged with forging
names on the Pension Office, with the intent
to defraud the United States. The parties
implicated in this forgery are Selden Brain
ard, a broker in Wall Street, and Jos. C. Law
rence, an Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
It is supposed that their operations in tba way
of forged land warrants for soldiers and sail
ors boanty and pension claims, will reach tho
amount of $600,000. Commissioner Betts or
dered them to be held to bail in $5,000 each.
New York seems to be the bead quarters for
all kinds of villainy.
The Administration. The whole iufluencu
of the Administration will be thrown In favor
of the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. All tba
officials at all dependent upon Executive fa
vor even to the lowest postmasters it is stated,
will be compelled, under the penalty of re
moval, to support these nominations. Sever
al who haev a rebellious -spirit, have already
been removed.- -
The Chinese picture of ambition is "a man-
dariu trying to catch a comet, cy puuinj -
on bis tail."

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