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BY S. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1869.
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rOGTST?S OF DECAY.
oh' ui the soul 'ta slumbers break
Aroc5 ii i'se- nd wk
To see how soon
Lif. in i's in. glide away,
Ani ibe rtro footsteps ol dejay
Cone stealing on.
And lo- "e vi,:w the ro''lini5 tiSe-
poire h:eh our fluwing minutes glide "
Away fo fast,
Li-t us the present hoar employ.
And deem each future dream a joy
Alrtadypast
let r.o vain hope deceive the mind,
Xo happier !et as hope to find
Tc-Borrw than to-d-iy.
Pur-Ideo dreams ot yore were bright;
Like them the present -hall delight
Like them decay.
O'ji lhas !;o hs ening dreams must be,
T:.;t i:iti one kgulficg sea
Aro doomed to faM
The ff of death, who? wv roll on
0 cr king and kin-iom. crown and throne.
And swallow all.
.;:k" the river's lordly tide.
A like the humble rivulets gUdo,
in that end wave '.
Ivib level poverty and prido,
Aij I ri-a ;in i poor sleep ide by aide,
Vt'iihin th giave.
(i'jt bir.b i bat a stopping place ;
l.ii-: U t o innningnf ih race,
AttI death ibe goal.
TVrr a.l gliilering toys are brought
Tiiat pa !i ;i!o:te of al' unsuu'lit,
I r-J'.d of all.
then. fc-jW '".(r and littl worth
re all i! ' "liiif tirtj toys of eiirth,
1I;:tf lure us here ;
Ire.im5 ef a sleep that d-ath must brek;
Aia' tf' re it bids us wake.
We dts.tpppar.
1 iri ere the dump of earth can blight.
j he eh-ek's pure low of red and nLie
tins passed away ;
Youth smiled an;l all waj heavenly fair
Age ejrue and laid his finder there,
Al1 here are they ?
V.'here U tho strength that r pureed deeny,
TLe tep that roved so light and Rr.y
The heart's tlitha tone?
Tlie a'n is'h is gune, the tf p is s!o,
Au 1 j ir gri wea'iome and !
bei comes on.
TOLD TOR TSUTH.
VIIAT A lit A HT MV C ONTAIN'.
SoSltj. : ci. !"'t .-OHIl't'll 31 I lift lllo.l lit
tl'.e ri'Pi'.iiiftita! j'lua-t;, "a itrokt-n heart,"
lmvitia any literal .iKiiifii'ntion Yet wiiiip
8u!!iniu' 1: ivc aiSniseJ that such an acei
iiit r a ro;;i iiij.luic of !iic of t lie vi'tjfri
iVr ul the I -irt In i.'in. an.l even in lower
at iiii p.i.tv uecir ttti'h'r tlie stt;iin of very
kik' Ii ii or iii!otiy emotion, or in eor.se
i".euee ;J i xtimk- physieul effort., as in
1' ::;!! kr. r'j:iniiiif. c!intlin,or in lifting heavy
T!:o n li-er vchn reeordM t?;c folloftinp re
ti..iik;i!:lt' tVfts, will not un lcrtalkO either to
ili-, i or re; :i!r LiX'ken heartn. in this
jt'tire. hut will iave the afipreeiation of his
ti::r:a;iv.. to tlio-e who are tamiliar with the
P.srvt .-.d ;t iriiee.
I liuve a ij'H-er sanetwm an l a quiet one
a;i ' u j),,. ri-ks tlirt overlork t he wihhvt
(''iff- u'hivc W. liawki n. ani it is hauntnl
hy i.'ii'ir t ''pie. ThfV ail live end move
1. ",,. y i :ii every uay.good reaih'r. hut their
un. proLal.ly, not on the Iit of your
fa-hi..:.uitie j-eeuiiar studies, quaint cxperi
ttx.s. varie 1 anl often ad aiver,turs, hut
'!:( ar pi. a i ! t companions after all, not
irpi-i! ati-1 Miured hy the i:ieriteJ or un-h-t:!--1
l,t;f'eliiis of the world, hut only
qiieied anj hum hied hy what they ha.ve
learn;-..! anil seen. Their only sarcasm is for
tl;s atn j-aiice. assnt; i tioti, and the little
a?-"-: MlTecti.tiis whit h wealth, jio-ition, or
lie. irit curerie, so:netitne l.rinjrs out. like
i.l,
'ipoiit'oa moral surface of weak peo-
: frieiid. aro scianttSe students and
u.Mvt of th-'iii polyglot in lan-
'. l-r.rned speeiaiities ; many of
njai-h;.J a. professors and prae
Li!t. i.- too solemn and intricate
l -r tiit-m U triflj with it, and
i '"0 :it hand, too easily invoked,
n: v -jtii
t ': !.'. ti its ci'ir.injr, to he forgotten
'i-p htriiiir their gayot hours. Only the
'inhit-.rn.ird or the thoughtless make lijtht
' t ri'h- r iii'tr or death, or any of those in
', :. :.:,.( il-it aro over, tinder and
5:-.".i:.-l cutinually and forever, whether
ni:tiio:-:t";tv l-e elotheil with the flesh or with
'!. spirit only.
!;' ! you i-il interested in such conipa
'0 3 you hcte dimly suggested, the
" ' t ::. :y tiiake you hotter aetpiainted with
I- t;. :ir-l tlir stranse hut intellectual!y-de-
'"' ;. w.-ctius at an early aee.
A rainy evening in June of the present
J-ur. if;er it sultry day, mists aud shatlows
r"-t:! over the Hudson and preen heights
1" ?:: . whii,? far to the right, on the low-l'-
l -vretehhig seaward, and fading into the
of distance, lay the great city, like a
I'-u-icJ ,-loud dotted with specks of lifc'ht.
Th- h;r. were silent ; the house was still ;
tl'' ...u::,ing s onhra, and the very fire flies
Hen,,-! laiituij in the occasional flashes
hey threw out, like signals autong the drip-ri!i.-
l--aves that hun beyond the edge of
the li tli-perclicd, covered balcony, where
n ..dier sat with me, talking of strange
tuinns cmfhlinir'f in m,ilirtonea. as
real
'nfn.Is may do.
t Jt ... - - '
My companion, whom I shall make free to
-.! the "Doctor." shrined his thumb and
forefirger into h'19 waist-coat pocket, and
drew something from it which he showed to
ne. h a 8ort 0f sheath, about two
'aches in length, half an inch in diameter.
nd of a steely-gray color.
"Examine that," he said.
I took the article and looked at it, sur-
mising, frota its appea'ance, that it was cf
platinum.
"Where did you get that?" Tasked.
"In the heart of a man who is dead !"
I started with amazement at so singular a
reply ; but the doctor sat there beside me,
calm and perfectly cool, looking with a
grave face toward the dim spires on the ho
rizon. "I said the lnurt" he resumed, "in or
der t i strike your tt'ention, without having
to explain thing at tedious length. I u sci
ence, however, the expresion is a heresj.
But had I at once said the plenrn, you would
not have understood mc. Let me now re
mark that the pltiera prqper consists of two
mi inhranes,- one of which J:nes the interior
surface of the ribs, and the other touches
the lung. Plucra, lung, media-nine, and
heart, such is the quadruple combination
that forms a totality which wo term lifo.
This article was in the plucra."
This explanation had hopelessly darkened
the whole affair for me. How could so large
an object introduce itself into the heart?
How could it be there a moment without
causing the most terrible disorder, if not im
mediate death? Then, abuve all, what was
it?
The doctor continued;
"This deceased friend of mina was f.nty
years of ae. Wc had gone thiough col
leg; together. Fifteen years ago, he fell
desperately, sincerely, in love with a young
girl. Doth were free, but his whole family
Utterly opposed the idea of his marrying a
lady whose pedigree they asserted was stain
ed wiih crime-, arel the coil Jit ion of flairs
siti roitti.uiig h:in wai such th-it he ha. I to
defer to their opinion, for the time at least,
yet under protest, and hiking toward the
day when he should be absolutely independ
ent, aud cou d make his bride happy in a
comfortable home.
"ut the poor girl was consumptive, and
her chagrin at the indignity put upon her
by the relatives of her piefened lover was
such as t. hasten the progress of her mala
dy. In a few months, she died, leaving him
utterly desolate. Still he did not weep.
Alas, thj fountains of his tears were seah-d
by so paralyzing a sorrow, lie watched by
the dead; assisted with quiet dignity at her
burial ; and then, turning away from her
grave with a face ghistlv yet stern, was
seen no more in his accustomed haunts for
several days. Some said he had gone upon
a long journey. IJnt. about a Teek after
ward, he'was found Iyine in a remote part
of a wont' , some thirty miles from ,
with a discharged pistol on the gravs betide
lit til. Yet there were sign of life about
him. and lie wa brought to thenearest town,
where I chanced to be at the country house
of an old patient. The local physician and
surgeon happened to be absent, and I was
summoned in haste to the ion t which the
dying, man had been con .-eyed. Brief ex
amination convinced me that not only was
the wounded man still living. but that there
was even a possibility of his recovery. His
hand had not been steady, and the bullet
must have passed the m.-st vital portion of
the heart without injuring it. I tended
hira as one tends a f.ivorue mother. He
was restored to conc.iousness, but it was itn
possible to extract the bullet. A pleurisy
set in with the worst symptom but I
saved him.
His fist question was, whether t had re
moved tin: bullet. I could but acknowedge
that lo d- so was beyond my power, when,
to my surprise, he smiled, and shook me by
the hand. After that ho recovered suffi
ciently to move about mid uiiugle with tin,
world ; hut he, thenceforth, lived utterly re
tired and a'one, never joining in any fes
tivity, and hardly ever smiled.
This sort of existence continued for
nearly fifteen years, and everybody respect
ed the great sorrow that made hitn a recluse.
At leiisith, a fortnight in-e, he sent for mci
and when I tailed on him, he said : "I'm
going to die. air; sho beckons ma to join
her."
This peculiar announcement I did not
understand, although I knew what he meant
, , . i
when no s-.uii sne
1 did my best, but in vain. One d?y
he asked mo whether he was dying.
"Yes," I replied. for as I told you, I loved
the uuu and 1 could not tell hita aa un
truth. "Then In? replied, 'when I am dead you
will extract the ball, aud you will keep it
won t you ,
I promised ihatj I would. My friend
died, ami I did as he had requested.
I searched for the bullet, and found it in
the plac that I described to you. Dut,
here it it is, and, as you see. it is not a bul
let in the proper sense of the word, but a
sheath, and it is not lead, but soldered plat
inum, ilie soi.ierieg us jnu miuj im,
eould be effected only at an extraordinary
white heat. How was it done? and what
mystery docs this case conceal? Science
must inform us.
By this time night had set in with re
doubled gloom, and the chandeliers within
having been noislessly lighted by a servant,
while we were both intent upon the narra
tive, we withdrew from the balcony and as
cended to a den up stairs, where, in the
lower tier of a lofty turret of solid masonry,
I have all the apparatus and material of a
thorough chemical labratory, and above it
telescopes and night-glasses to sweep the
starry heavens.
The doctor at once went to work, and
quickly succeeded in opening the little cyl
indrical sheath. Two things fell out of it
a little pinch of whitish dust, and a batter
ed ring. The latter was plainly of pure
gold. The electric heat had not reached it
directly, but it had softened.
The ricg, tho whitish dut, the mystery,
were there, palpable and visille before us.
The problem of a life had taken shape
and foim.
The doctor placed the dust under the lens
of a microscope.
"This," said he, "is human ashes."
"Then the ring ?"
"There arelelters engraved uponthering:
'Remember;' an J below this an inscription
in very fine text: 'J. L., February 2Sth,
1854.' But J. L. those are not the dead
lady's initials."
"Journal ! perhaps, is tho word they
designate," Itxehiimed.
The doctor glanced at me with a mocking
look of surprise.
"You are a jeweler, are you not?" he
asked.
"I'eili-jps," was tny reply, "but vhy may
not these letters mean so : e register, some
m-,mri;to? There is a date, and nothing
agrees better with the idea."
At the same moment, my gaze fell upon
some black hooks and docutnen's belonging
to the deci.sed, which the doctor had bro't
with him, rnd had mentioned to me when
he first came that ev ening. He had laid
them down upon the t'pen leaf of my secre
tary when he began his experiment with the
platinum case.
I picked up ona of the books and rapidly
turned over the leaves. It was a journal
reguWly dated, and on the hist rage was
written in large letters, "IWrwiry 2&t'i,
l;s,4:"
"I love you," ran the text. "You have
just placed the ring of our betrothal on my
Enger. 8hotild I e;ie before you do, take
the ring acain and war it. on your heart, for
the remainder of your life."
Lower down, were these words in another
hand:
"I have obeyed. You died. The ring
clung tightly to your finger, and have ta
ken both ring fimi finffrr from 3-our beloved
corpse. I shail not keep them on my heart
only, hut in my heart."
The distracted man had amputated the
joint above which the ring rested. Then,
by whom and how had he caused it to be eu
closed in the platinum sheath? Xo one
probably will ever tell. At all events, it
was with this strange missile that ho had in
b'nded to penetrate his heart, and provi
dence nal saved ii;ui
This is a peculiar story, but a true one,
and the annals of surgery show that hazard
has, in the lapse of timeand the multiplici
ty of cases, produced some similar escapes,
that appear little less than miracles to the
everyday reader.
If you would know the name of him who
thus bore a love-token, literally next his
heart for thirteen years. g'ance at the medal
lion on the broken tnart-le pillar that counts
as the third from the gateway on the left
hand side, as you pass up the willow walk
in the Cemetery. The device represents a
heart, on which is carved a lady's finger
baaring a ring, and the inscription as wc
have previously given it:
"Remember, J. L. February 2Sth,lS5 1."
An I'literprising business man of Hart
forn, Conn., runs two branches of trade,
to wit: A grocery and fi-.li market. The
grocery himself, the fi.-h market hy a depu
ty, and every night the latter makes returns
of the proceeds of tho day's business to the
proprietor. A few days since the grocer
found in his fish market returns a counter
feit five dollar bill. He didn't like to lose
it, ami didn't quite want to take the chanc
es of trying to pass it. So he called an old
darkey who was banging about the premises
and said to him :
"Sam. here's a five dollar 1 -III that't a lit
tle doubtful. If you pass it, I'll give you a
dollar of the change."
"Very well," said Sam. and he took the
bill and went ott. Later in the day he re
turned, having accomplished the feat, and
handed over four dollars in good money to
the grocer.
That night the grocer in counting the
cash returns from his fi:di market w s more
sut prised than delighted to find the identical
five in the pile.
"J,ook here !" said he sharply to his fish
market clerk, "here's a counterfeit bill
who'd you take it from? didn't you know
'twas bad?"
The clerk took it and looked at it a mo
ment. "O, ye," said ho, "I remember now; I
took it of Sam. the datkey. 1 thought.it
was a ifttle doubtful and wasn't going to take
it. but he said he got it from you, so I tho't
it was all right."
Fuithcrexplanation was unnecessary.
An exchange say3 somebody whose imag
ination outruns the facts iu this case, thus
te'ls what he would do :
If I was lokel editor.
Wouldn't I have a time,
I wouldn't print a cussed word
For less than a $ a line.
I'd get my grub and licker tree,
& tickets to the snows,
I wouldn't pay for buggy hire
Si wouldn't I ware good close?
A man on the day he became one hundred
years old, went to have a pair of shoes made,
remarking that he wanted them built sub
stantial, with plenty of hob nails. The
shoemaker suggested that he might not live
to wear such a pair of shoes out, when the
edd gentleman retorted that he commenced
this one hundred years a good deal stronger
than he did the last one.
The Admiral of Castile said that he who
marries a wife, and he who goes to war,
must necessarily submit to all that may happen.
GEAHD CANON (VF COLORADO.
From the New York TrPtune we take
the following extracts from the report of
Colonel Powell, tiie Colorado explorer, who
has just returned to his houre in Illinois:
My great put pose was to cxplote for my
self this wonderful curiosity the grand
Canon of Colorado. With this end in view
I came from the mountains to Chicago last
spring to procure outfit and build boats.
Four of these were made on a mode devised
for the purpose of navigating canon streams;
and taking them out to Green River Sta
tion, where the Union Pacific llaiiro d
crosses the Green. I was ready lo embark.
There I had a party of nine men awaiting
my arrival and auxiuus to enter the "great
unknown" wiih me men all experienced
in the wildlife of the country, and most of
thew in boating on dangerous streams. 0'i
the 2tth of May we started. For a few days
uw way was through a river of low canons
and smali green valleys, until we reached
J the Uintah Mountai.is. Through this range
the liver has cut a win.hng channel, fo iii
ing the Uiut-ih system ol canon. Near
the lower end of this scries the Yampa riv
er enters the Green by a canon. Further
dow;j, in a valley portion of the river, the
UiiPah and White come iu. Ilelow this
point about thirty miles we enter still anoth
er series. Low walla of gray, bnif and rust
coiored sandstone shut us ii. These walls
slowly increase in bight as We advance.
The gray rocks are lost ; red sandstones ap
pear: the walls are broken down by lateral
canons, increasing in number until we arc
in the heart of the "Canon of desolation."
Sometimes these lateral canons are so crowd
ed that the reck between them stands as a
narrow wall, hundreds of feet high, the end
toward (he main cation. Some lateral can
ons have their own lateral canons a third
series ciUU-.ig the walls into sections,
wLoe towering summits, though large e
tiough tosuppoit cailcJiais, seem scarcely
to furnish tooting for a man. Two ihoasand
feet three thousand feet overhead is the
summit ol the wails, while rock- and crags
and peaks rise higher, and stiil higher away
back from the river, until they reach an al
titude u! nearly oiCJO lect. These rus.y,
gray, and tiuik red sandstones, have no
beau'y ol color. A few gitenbh gray ce
d.ns are .-een, looking not like pyramids of
evergreeu spray, but like clumps ot knotty
war cl.ibs, bedecked with spines. These,
with a litiie sa-ie.constita:-! all the verdure.
We ran through Coal Canon. The river
winds through this with a quiet cm rent as
if iu no haste to leave this beautiful canon
carved out cf the orange sandstone. All a
long its walls domed alcoves and amphithe
atres have been cut out of the solid reck;
grottoes and caves abound, narrow lateral
canons,chaiiiie!s of rivu'eis, born of a shower
and born again of a shower, are cut ais clei ts
in the rock, and at every curve on tha inner
side, is a spot of willowr bordered meadow.
Then the wa Is grow higher.the river swift
er, and we glide around to the jtitte'.ion ol
the Grand and (Ireen. 11 are the walls are
nearly thirtceu bandied i'i.,-t high. Dot a
way back from the r ver a.o lateral canon
and cstioti valleys, the floors of which are
at about the samo altitude as the immedi
ate wails of the main canon, and I he wnlls
of this upper set are hundreds of feet high
Lateral to the second there is often a third
series, with floors at a greater altitude than
the floors of the second; then the country
back is cut into a labyrinth of canons. The
main walls at the junction are not vertical,
but have the slope of broken rock.-, tumbled
down, while the laceial canons have mostly
vertical walls with a sloping talus at the
base. We remained at this point several
days and then rowed out into Cataract Can
on. Soon wo heard the roar of waters, ami
came upon a succession of rocky rapids and
cataracts ; over gome of tjiese we were Com
pclled to make portages; .usually only the
cargoes were carried over the nicks, aud the
boats were let down with lines, but now aud
then boats and al! had to be carried. When
these rapids and eataraeti were unobstrnct
ed by rocks,or when there was any passage,
we were able to run them, never finding any
fall greater than nineteen feet in this canon
Sometimes the waves below would roll over
a boat and fill the open part, but they could
tiot sink it, as each one was decked fore and
aft, and so had a water tight compartment
at either end. Now and then a boat would
roll over, but clinging to its sidjs until they
could right it, the men would swim to th
shore towing it with tneiu.
We found much difficulty in the whirl
pools below. It was almost, impossible to
get out of them at lime-, i uey vou!d car
ry us back under the talis, dali us. again.-
the rocks, or semi us whining down the
river. For twelve dajs we toiled through
this canon, stopping once lo measure the al
titude of its walis near the highest points,
aud finding it nearly 2,oU0 feet. This was
at the axis of avast loidin the strata, aud
from that point the upper rocks slowly came
down with a gentle dip to the southwest uu
till we reached the loot of ihecaiiou, lorty
live miles from its head. A rocky vailey
conou was found hereon the icli, and the
river made a bend around a sharp point 10
the right, which point was w;t unti ten
thousand craji and ragged rocks. U c can
ed it Mile cr.ig iietid, and sweeping around
this in a rapid ;urreiii 0111 Oouis shot lot
Narrow Cation, down wliieh we gilded at
almost railroad speed, the wads n.-dng ver"
tically iroui tiie water l,,el high at it
head, an i eotuiag J ) lo tugii water mailt
at the foot, seven miles bdo, where the
Dirty Devil, a river of mud, entered from
the right. Now we had come again to the
red and orange sand-tone, aud the walla
were of leautiful bright rock, low at tirat,
but, as we we cct down thiough the suaia,
rising higher and higher- Now and then,
on this and that side, the rooks were verti-
i cal from the waters edge ; but usually they
were cut into mounds, and cones, and hills
of solid"sandstone, rising one above the oth
er as they stretched back in a gentle slope
for miles. These mounds have been cut
out by showers, from the bright orange
rock, and glitter with resplendent beauty
under the uiiday sun. Hour after hour we
gazed entranced on them as they faded in
the perspective and retreated to the rear,
for the river was swift though gentle, and
we had but to steer our boats, and on we
went through this land of beauty and glory.
On the 31st of July we reached the month
of ths San Juan, at tiie foot of Mound Cati
on, and went into camp for a day or two's
rest. Then we started again. We had
now run once more into the dark red and
chocolate colored sandstones, with .-late col
ored beds below ; the;e usuallv formed ver
tieal wails, occasionally terraced or broken
down, and from the crest of these the or
ange mounds sloped back, but variagatcd
by mounument, now vertical, now terraced,
now worn in steep slopes; others stiil com
bining these form. ; and set with towers aud
pinnacles. These monuments stood alone
or in groups, and spread over the landscape
as tar as the eye could reach. The little
valley of the Paria liiver terminates this
caiK.n. making it about 100 miles long. We
named it .Monument Canon. Here the riv
er had cut through the sand Tories and reach
ed the lime stones below, the same geoiogi
cal formation as that of Cataract Canon, and
as we advanced the channel was cut into
these new strata. We entered between
wails low, but vertical, that gradually in
creased in altitude the foot,where they were
2,'JtKJ feet high, terraced and broken into
el air above. Half way down the canotl we
fouud the lower strata appearing as marble ;
they were white, ar. l gray, and slate colored,
then pink, and purple, and brown, and oth
er strata variagated with these colors, utitil
at. last we bud tour hundred feet of marble
walls, mostly venieal from he waters edge.
These-were fretted ly the waters, embossed
wiih mange devices, and polished into
h.'niit- W h.r. riir. ifc-,:-i !i:ifthes if mar
ble Boor left bare by low water, basins have
bOtn c irvei out by the whirlpools of the
ilood season, and were fiiled with pools ot
clear water in beautiful contrast to the red
mud ol the river. Cool springs gushed from
the rorks, sparkling, toauiiug eaea.ies
piuiitrcd intoiiiaible touts, and iu contrast
these, alter every shower, cascades of
red mud poured over the walls from the ltd
sandstone above, with a fall of hundreds ol
cet. We called this Marble Canon ; it ter
minated at the mouth oi the Little Colora
do, and was about thirty-sis miles lori.
Here a short rest, and then we pulled on
the hoinet-tretch not a very short one,
ii her nearly Z'Vt mi.es by river to the
ninth of the V trgin. I lie lower members
of this carboniferous formation are 01 dark.
ust colored sandstone, some.imes almost
black. We soon ran through these, and
ihrnuyh silurian red sandstone, and about
ei'ti miles 1 eiow the mouth ot the Little
Colorado struck the giat.tte. From the
mouth of that stream to the mouth of the
Virgin, our objective point, the genera!
t-omse 'it the river is to 1 11c west ; t;ut 11
make three great, curves to the south, and
dires coviesponding curves to the north. At
the extremity of the southern curves the
wallt: are granite at the base, reaching to an
a'tit deot hOO feet, f his usually rises trom
he rvatev in almost vertical dill's, set above
with ragged crags; then a sloping terrace
PH.) to otMt yards wide ; then walls of sand
stone ami marine towering .M or oi ieet,
towards the heavens. In ibe northern bends
the marble come-' down to the Water's edge.
In the southern nends the river runs raging
through a narrow gorge filled with rapids
and cataracts, often tailing at a plunge trom
5 to 20 feet, the greatest being 22 feet
Over these we usually had to run, as tho
, , , , ,
granite walls rarely gave lootnoid, tnrugn
some portages wire m.id . The roar of a
cataract could always lie beard half a mile
or more, so that we never came upon them
unapprised of danger. In the last great
bend to the south, we came upon a series of
catarat-ts ati'l ru:il.s crowded tcgeiher into l
tlistance ot three loiirthsot a mile: a stream
came down ihrouidi a narrow canon on eith
er side, and above their mouths we found a
foothold to land; so we stopped to ex
amine. On the river there ?eeined to be great
danger, and no portage could be made. Com-
ing on ia the morning, the day was spent in could do, when he was rather surprised by
exploring and trying to decide some method hearing our friend Gerge II , who is re
id getting over the diffii ulty. I found that marLably stout as he weighs over three
we could climb to the summit of the
iranite 8M) feet hith, and pRssing along the
ten aee, could descend to a poir.t below; hut
it wo-.il require ten day t i get our t oats
an 1 carj-e- ovei. and we had sea; it five days
rations. When I returned to camp at night
I .ititioiini-ci to the men that we must at
... i .
tein;'t o i un it. Alter supper one oi nru
t-au: ; i me in 1 a-ked if I was wiilinc that
he and two others Mio-ild h ave me river
I walk out oter the mountains; they
thought that they could clitnb out ot the
e.m.tri. no the channel of the right hand
i-e-x k (.t course I objected, but they were
.ieleniiined to go. An hour's talk failed to
-Lake their resolution ; so I sat up all night
an l made ob-ervati ns for the latitude and
longitude of that point, and then wa ked up
.... 1 d.iwii a liitle -and beach until morning.
i the morrow they were ftill ir. mind to go,
aud I hastily iitted out the little party with
mins ammu dtiou, and a small store of ra
tions. In the meaatime those going down
the liver were ready to start. Not being
able to man it, I tied up one of the boats
and abandoned it. When all was ready
shook hands, and some tears were started, J
as each pariy thought the other was going
to destruction. "Good bye," and away
went our boats over the first cataract, then
A ..in r .1 1 . .I
nuifiift tuc iijuts, tiiu ijtci 1 iic s?n"Mi cata
ract to the left of a huge rock and whirlpool,
and over the third, and shot into an eddy
below. The boats were half filled with water
but that hail happened many times before ;
we really found it less dangerous than a
hundred we had run above. The party that
was left sat on the cb'Cs and watched us
over, and we camped and waited two hours,
hoping they would join us with the boat left
tied to the rocks above ; but we never saw
them again, and they are yet unheard Irom
The names of these men were, O. G. How
land, S. Howland, and W. H. Dunn. That
afternoon we passed one more dangerous
rapid, and then had fair sailing to the foot,
where the river debouched into Mormon
Valley, so named by our party.
This ended the explorations of the Grand
Canon of the Cola-ado; i' head at thecon
fluence of the Little Colorado, in foot at
the entrance of the river to Mormon Valley
its length about 23S mile, its altitude
JoMO to 4009 feet. A number of clear
si reams flow iu from eilher side ; the largest
coming down from the Buckskin mountains
on the north, which is named Right Angle
Itiver. I have mentioned the terraces of
the southern bends ; these hovs been the
sites of ancient Indian villages inhabited by
a race of diminutive people almost extinct.
Their little clusters of" houses found on the
south side of the river were 800 to 1000
feet above the water. They were built of
stone laid in mortar, and seem to have had
reservoirs of water. Fragments of their
pottery are found scattered about in great
profusion, aud deeply worn foot paths lead
ing from village to village, or down to to the
river, or up to the summit plain, were fre
quently seen. On the northern bend their
dwellings were near the river. Some of these
ruins seem to be centuries old, ana others to
have been inhabited by the present genera
tiou ; the latter were found near the mouth
ot the Little Colorado. Other ruins and
fragments of pottery were found in the can-
ons above, and away tip in the vailey of the
Uintah. Only a few villages of these inter
estiug people now leiuain in the country to
the southeast.
Below this canon the river and adjacent
couutry haj been explored 1 y Mormon par
ties, and here ended the "Great Unknown,"
no longer to be thus designated. The whole
region was one of great secnic beauty and
trandeur, the constant change in geological
structure made a con-tant change in scenery.
J he li!i;h wall inclosing a tortuous river
shut off the view before, and, as we advauc
ed, it opened out, ever bringing into view
seme new beauty of glory. The impression
of this scenery was rather accented by a
;ttie anxictv .iheshadow of a rang of dread
evor prt,et to the mind.
Chills and Fevkk. Tom is a queer
genius, and gets oiT some tall ones occasion
ally. He visited us the other day in our
sanctum with :
"liow do you do, old fellow?"
"Hallo, Tom," said we, "where have
you been so lon ?"
"Why, sir, I have been il-iwn on Severn
riverdn Anne Arundel count .taking shang-
high units on chills and fever."
indeed," said we, -'are they very
bad down there?"'
'"llather bad," sasd Tom drily. "There
is one place where they have been attempt
ing to build a brick house for tight week.
Well, the other day, as the hands were put
ting ui the brii-ks preparatory to finishing
it, they were taken with a chilh and shor.k
the whole building completely diwn, and
kept on shaking til! the bricks were of the
Guest quality. Just at this juncture the
chills came on with renewed lorce, ami they
commenced shaking up the dust with such
,lsto that ihey were entirely obscttred for
e J J
two hours, and the people ot the neighbor
hood thought the sun was in an eclipse."
"Can t believe anything like that, Tom."
. .. , -, T(im ...n,i ,i,r(.ts -
farnier dijwn tuer(. wh0 in apple picking
. u ollt tn tllH 0..,.liirj.
and sets one up against each tree. In time
the chill comes on, and every apple iu the
orchard is shaken off tho trees to the
ground."
How be Jumped. iiil Jaekman had a
pretty good opinion of his poners for jump-
jug, and was one day bragging w hat he
hundred, say :
"I believe lean jump further than you
can. now, if you jump my way."
Well," replied Uill, "I will jump with
you any way you like, it you want to put up
a little wager."
- This being asrrced to the parties stepped
1 . iv -1 . . ' i i , ' : i .
out lor iuu iriai, w nen vjeorge saiu :
".My way of jumping is to take my oppo-
nent on my back, and of course, it you jump
my way, as tho arrangement is, you mus-,
d0 so too."
"But I can't lift you, let alone jump with
you on my back ?" replied Bill.
"Well, thee, of course, 1 beat you, wheo
we jump MY WAY, and so I will take the
i money," which he accordingly did, much to
Bill's disgust.
j Mark Twain thinks that soda water is not
reliable for a steady drink. It is too gassy
- The next morning after drinking thirt;r-
eight bottles he found himself full of fis
I and as tight as a balloon. Hedadn'tanar
j tide of clothing that he could wear except
we 1 his umbrella.
t W. WALT Ell."5, Attor.vst at Xaw9
Cltrfi:d, Pa. tfifice in th Couu Lo ,.
UT ALTER BAKUKIT, AiUriiv atl.nw, C.'car
6eU,Pa. htj iC. I-,t3
1-U. W.iiRAH AM. Peter in Ttj -floods f?r.-e-.j
ric, Hrdwar. ttueeiistwarn. Wti. waic,
Pruvmi.!i. ulo., AlarKM .Sin-ot. Ci Old. F.
lyWIil O. NIVLlNt! . LVler in Try Or.odf .
1 J La j.es' Vatioy 5ools Un, r.nd Ops i."tt.r,
fin,.rte .ScN.p.i Street. ClearCeld. Pa. p25
I ERR ELL . l!'".Lr.R. r..,ttelf io rr7wr
LlA n't uutiufii'ttiirrrs uf Tn rnni Sber :ron
ynre.Scon-i Street. C!erS!d , P Jnne V.
J r K.NAiroLK. Watch n C loc Mkr ant
i !. itealer id W t-bet limt'ij Ac
U raT.-'.:u row. Market street.
Si 10.
T rVOf'EU OOPr. Attorney t Law
. fioM.Fa. OCt-t iD4rahia'sKow. fi
Law. -.car-
ur'icni
f 'J rshkm A Jloyaton' More. Soy. 10.
Hv S.;. rTTT. .rwacr t vrfeM.
. Pa., will aliens prtur; t'jr to buin. en
trusted to Iiii fare .In- SO. IScil.
yr7-n.Lr.AM A WALLAtK. Attorney uf
l CleartielJ. l'v. Lefii I-neines; f el! km.ii
prnmyitly nvi nt-cnrut-;y Mtei.ded 19,
l.lenruelil, Pa.. ,.uae 4l h. lstis.
I 3 M'KN" ALLT. Attorncj at !,aw ClesrfU,
? . Pa. rr:W.ii-ri in tJIcii-Ct-lii nl a-Ij-ji.i rg
oji.'ion. Of.ee :n rr,w brie lioiMiiis; nt .1". ilryn
t i. 2,1 street, ore door south of Lanich'p .Hotel.
ITKST. At'oru-y at Lw. Ovrfitld, P.. will
. attend rt-oictiy tout! T.tgji' tusirefc" eol-urt-e
i to his cure in riearticl.l and adjoiniii? e, .Da
nes Uflice on .Market street. July 17, 1S87.
rn'lv,SAS II. rOiiEi dealer In Fquare aud
1 Sawe.l bumper. Dry -Oo-n!. Quecn.4t are, tiro
cerirj. Flour, liriin. I-'oed, T'.ic-ju. io ,ie., Gra
hatttoo, Clearfifhl ceanty. Pa. Oct 10.
TP K R ATXER. Den'.er in Tiry-Oooii. Clothing,
. Hardwire Que ei . e. Ilroeerier. PrcTi
tior.e'e.. Msrket "treet, neaily opposite the
June. ISf.a.
T V AKTSWICK A TRWIV Dcalera in Drut,
L J. Medieinea. Painlp. ns. Statu. n'try . Perfun-
ry. Farcv Goods. Notices, etc., etc . Xarke' mreet,
Clearfield. Ta Den. , lf6.
KHAT7.KK . so-;, dealers in Dry Oooda,
CIotMns;. Hardware. C"ecr..ware Groce
ries. Provisions. Ae, Seonud Street C'ea: 6eld,
Pa. Dee 27, 1865.
r
JUHN UT'ELICH. Manufacturer of all kinds of
Cabinet-ware, yarkct stroet, Clearteld. Pa
He also makes to order CciRns. on short noiic. and
attends funerals vit'u a henrro. Anrtn.'SS.
ri lUO.M AS J. M CULLOrnR, Altcrcy at Law.
X Clean-eld. Pa. Otfiee. -st of -he '-Clearfield
0 har.k. Iei? and othe- lei iutrocier tspre
,nred with vroijtne-a aid nuenriiey. July 3.
1 1CHAKP M0r'?'" 't. Deader ir. Foreinand Pe
1 j mestio Dry iSoAn. i"irocrrie3. Flour. Bacon,
l.iqaors. &o. ii.om. 01 JIarki t ptreel. few doors
wt ol .lonrro-i Ol'rr. C'enrtield. Pa. Apr2T.
ITHiEDEtUCK LLITlv'lil:. Jlanut--.enrer cf
' all kinds of tftore-wrro. CleaiScld. Pa Or
(trs solicited wbolerale or retail ile also keep
.111 h-iiid and for f ale an assortment of earthen?
ware, of his own mtoiaiaeture. van. I. 18tS
XT M. HOOW it Wholes: ' rd Vet..i! Dr.nW in
IS . tohacco, en Atif am s.vri'P. a
I true ahsi.l r mn; t cf i.e? eip ir ever Ac., con
stantly on ban 1. 'iivo iuors r.-st of ti i'o-Jt
(.tffi-e. Cle'arSeM, P. M r li."6
tVTE.TFUN" IlvJSLL. C!croi. Pn This
y well known hotel, nesrthef orr'. Horse is
worthy the p.'Hronae of the r ublic The tlle
Hill be suripiici n ;th the r-e- r :n r'.e ii 3: ket The
best of liquor.-" ktpt. JOHN htSHTY.
JOflS II. FL'LF"iiI), A;-...r.ey at I.w. Clear
field. Pa. f'fTce o;, Marftet :-t eet, over
Hart iwicV A Irwin's l)i S'ore. PrcniT t attention
giren to the sefUTiLj-orb;;aiiT cluiins. c. and tu
.!! legul busiiicfs. March "i. 1S.A7.
IIT ATiintT.A HP.O S ..De -.leri ir. Dry Oocus.
,'ro."erie-",Ir'iwf rt . QueeLSoere FicurP.a
eon. etc., Woodland. Cleai-rie''! ooaiilv p. . Iso
uxtensive dealer in a!! kinds "f tawed lumHer
shingles, and t.- intra tirrl'tr '"'ders solicited.
Woodland. P...nj. ltft'u.lSnS
LH J. P. DU:tt .ii'in.D T...te 5t,r,trr-r. cf the
sSd "eg't Peun a o'n hating re utned
from tio nrmy. offur? his j-roreion ; serv.nea o
the citixens of Clearfield and Ticioity Profu
sion! calli prorjtly utt-.i--n; to. ttffice on
South-Kasf comer of and Market Sueets.
Oct. 4. lsu.r) lii.ui.
QURVEYOI
bis sprvipoi
The n't-ler-i'mei oTers
his services to tbi ri'blic. as .1 Si;rT:r.
Ile may be fonud at Lis resi n;e iii Lw:i. e
township, wbeu not c.niirt t , or s-idre--a by
leirer t t'learfietd. Ponp'a
March KtU. ISfi7.-tf. J MES MITCIIFI L
T E FFERSO N LITZ, 31. D.,
I 'hy ieh'rt at-d unr'-.ti,
Having located at 'Jecolr. Pa.. t1?rs bis p't,f-s-sional
i.rvices to the pet. pie cf thatTdi.ee and i:r
roundirj; country. .Ii i-slls promptly attended
to. OfEea and re.-ideneeon Curtir fctree'. fo mer
ly occupied by Dr. Klir.e. May 19. Ml.
fit. HQ MAS W. MOOKT I.tnd urvvor
and Conveyano-r. Hat ing vi.n !y lo-
i " 'rjS f,hb'r' '"-
I sumcd toe practice of I.atd ourveving. respect-
futly tenders his proft ri,us.l sen to q.e .wn-
ers and spooulutor ir. la s ir Clesrlield nd ad-
jiin counties Deeds Cnveyjiic i.ea.ly ex
ecuted. I'rac.e and rMjac ouo door l.ast of
Kirk -?peneers Store
Lumber City. April 14. Wi ly.
COLDIERS' BOUNTlEd. A recent bill
has passed both Iiou;ot Congress and
signed by tha Pr:J"t. 5'vin soldier? whoeo-
I lined prior o 22d J c'y. I.t-l . served ona year or
more mid cre hoc .rauly dieuarfed. a boaute
of SHM.
t-yCoaoties and Peniont collected fcy me for
tbofeenfTtled to ibei.
WALTKK B.ARKEXT. Att'y at Law.
Ang, IMh. 1SB. Clearfiild. Pa.
QLEA11FIELD HOUSE,
FKONT alREKT. PHILirSBURO, P.
I will impeach ar.T one eh ssvs I fail to rive
direct and personal a:teniin to all ror enstoaiers.
or fail tocau?e them :j rcjuice oiera well fnr-
nished laid-, won c-ea.i rooU'S ad oiw beds.
where all may feel at home and ibe weary be at
rest. Xew siablinir attached.
Philipsburjj. Sep. 2,Yi8. J AS. H. GALi'R.
I? X C II A N G E HOTEL,
Huntingdon. Penn'a.
This old establishment harm ' been leaed h
J. Morrist n, formerly t'ri-prietorof the -Mt-rrlsoo
House." has bees thorcn'ti y renovated a- d re
furnished, and supplied with all the modern ia
provements ana cr.nveu:enricr.9ce.s.try to Orel
elass Hotel. The dlninir room has been rrmrrtd
to the first floor, and i now spacious and airy.
The chambers are all ae-J eti'atcd. and the
Proprietor will endeavor to nistte fcis s;aesu per
fectly at home. J MOHKlSoN.
Huntingdon. June 17.IS0S. Proprietor.
D
ENTAL PAETNERSniP.
DR. A.M. IIILLS desires to inform hi" pa'ieo'e
and the public ireneraily . that he has asaocla'ed
wiih him in the practice of Keniis'ry S P SHAW.
1. D r . who is a graduate cf the Phi!adlT)ila
Iienlal College and 'here or has tie highs. t
attestations of bis P.t fes"i..nI
All work done in the cSo ( win ho'.l sys'f
personally resnonslhie tir -eii ; dre In tie teo
satisfactory manneranii hi;ht cr.ler of the pro
fession An established practice f twenty-1 o yerr In
this place enables me tospeak to my patrot.s with
confidence
F.neepemente from a dlsti-e si- .'.I be Bintf
by letter a few days bero" ibe patien' oeit
oomioj Cl:rt e.Ju

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