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iY Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
ifMtf FKNLON, Attorney at Law,
II Ebensburg, Ta. ,
EOKGE M. READE, Attorney at
If Law, Ebensburg, Fa. .
j-Uilice in uoionnaue now. ljb.u-
P. TIERNEY, Attorney at Law,
Ebensburer. Cambria county. Pa.
Office in Colonnade Row. jan24
0I1NSTON & SCAN LAN, Attorneys
t T.w V.hensbnrcr. Pa.
Office opposite the Court House.
Tjqhssto.v. fn24 J. K. BCASLAX.
AMES C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
i " farrolltown, Cambria county, Pa.
.Architectural Drawings and Specifi
,s ' Man24
rlTsiIOEMAKEU, Attorney at
Law. EbenBburer. Pa.
r,..r,,lr attention DAid to collections.
ttiflice one door east of Lloyd k Co.'s
iking Mouse. LJU.u--
iMITKL SINGLETON. Attorney at
h Law, Ebensburg, Ta. Office on High
west of Foster s Hotel.
Till practice in the Courts of Cambria ana
t&- Attend3 also to the collection of claims
soldiers against tne uownmenu LJIU
VEOUGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
j Law and Claim Agent, Ebensburg,
r?ension3, Back Tay and County, and
'iWlarv UAims conecieu. s
&nd scld, and payment of Taxes at-
ieiio. Book Accounts, otes, Jue xiks,
, k.- . collected. Deeds. Mortga-
Letters of Attorney, Bonds,
"'nMfr irritten, and all legal business
fu.V attended to. Pensions increased,
i Equalized Bounty collected. jan24
i J. WATERS, Justice of the Jfeace
. and Scrivener.
p Office adjoining dwelling, on Hicb. St.,
njl.urg, Ta. ieD-om
KINKEAD, Justice oi" the Peace
and Claim Agent.
v Office removed to the office formerlj
iod by M. ilnsson, Esq., on High street,
DLYEREAUX, M. D., Physician
and Surceon, Summit, Pa.
Lj-Office enstof Mans'on House, onRail-
1 ftreet. Night calls promptly attenuea
itbi? office. may23
. . . i m v
"J Vn. D. W. Zeiolkr, having opened an
t-eja ric rooms over It. It. Thomas' store.
'i his professional servicea to the citirens
;?asuurg and vicinity. apio-4m
The undersiened. Graduate of the Bal-
re College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
i Lis professional 6ervtces to tne citizens
Ibfttobtirc. He has snared no means to
ouhly acquaint himself with every im-
tment in his art. To manyyearB ot per
il experience, he has sought to add the
rtcd experience of the highest authorities
enUl hcieuce. He simply asks that an
irt unity may be given for his work to
k iis own praise.
SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S.
"'-tmwj: Prof. C. A. Harris : T. E. 3ond,
V.-.U.Viftn.ly ; A. A. Blandy, P. II. Aue-
ot the liji.timorc College.
H7.7 Le at Ebensburc on the fourtH
J-.r cf mr.h month, to stay one wjek.
'aasrr 4, 1807.'
WYD & CO., Bankers
iir.old, Silver, Government Loans and
.Securities bought and sold. iHterest
"A on Time Deposits. Collections made
! accessible points in the United btates,
iGeneral Banking Business transacted,
nary 24, 1867.
' M. LLOYD & Co.. Bankers
ifis or. the principal cities, and Silver
io!J for sale. Collections made. Mon
ired on deposit, payable on demand,
interest, or upon time, with interest
ILOVD J'ret't. JOHN LLOYD, LashttT.
ilST NATIONAL HANK
G 0 VERNMEXT A GEXC1',
ttXATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI
jJT Corner Virginia and Annie Bts., North
t- a pi t a I. Paid in
Easiness nertainincr n Bankinir done on
nal Revenue Stamps of all denomina-
' !-!ray3 on hand.
I"irchaser8 of Stamp?, percentage, in
will be allowed, as follows: ?50 to
2 per cent. ; $100 to S200, 3 per cent.
nd upwards, 4 per cent. jan24
Successor of (. Isunn,
i DRUGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS,
ami DYE-STUFFS, rERrUME"
Y AND FANCY AttTinr.ES. PITRK
NES AND BRAVnipo for MRT)I.
PURPOSES, PATENT MEDICINES, &c.
A ho :
Cap, and Note Papers,
Pens, Pencils, Superior Ink,
And other articles kept
by Druggists generally.
'on' prescriptions carefully compounded.
-re on Mairl Street, opposite the Moun-
-"'"e, i-.bensburg, Pa. Man24
8UARKETTS Dl'SKRT, Mouse,
f, y"i Ornamental l'atntiny, Grain-
tV13 uncl l'aper Hanging,
v ork done on thort notice, and satis-
punnintccd. Shop in basement of
Ebensburg, Pa. rnjm
HOE STORE I SHOE STORE ! !
The subscriber beg3 leave to inform the
people of Ebensburg that he has just received
from the East and has dOw opened out, at
his store-room, the ; ' ' '". t
' LARGEST akd BEST ASSORTMENT :
OF ."WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS and SHOES OF ALL KINDS I
ever brought to town. The stock was made
expressly to order by the . ,
BEST SHOE MANUFACTORY tN PHILA.,
the subscriber having gone to the trouble
and expense of visiting that city especially
to order it. :The work is warranted not to
rip if it rips, it will be ; . ! - "
REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE! : J
A vi3it to his establishment will satisfy any
one that he can not only sell a bettkb arti
cle than all 'competitors, but that he can
also sell - - - '
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST 1
He also continues , to manufacture Boot3
and 'Shoes to order, on short notice and iu
he most workmanlike style.
A VERY SUPERIOR LOT or REAL ...
FRENCH CALF SKINS ON HAND1
egy Stand one door east of Crawford's
Hotel, High street, and immediately oppo
site V. S. Barker's store. ...
Jeb2lj JOny P. THOMAS."
riiO THE LADIES OF EBENSBURG
X . AND VICINITY. Having recently ar
rived Irom the city with a handsome assort
SPRIXG AKD SUMMER MlLLVSluXX .
AND STRAW GOODS,
of the latest stvles, comprising lUNMit,
SILKS and VELVETS, fine FRENCH FLOW
ERS, an assortment of RIBBONS, all widths
and colors. Ladies' plain and fancy DRESS
CAPS, Infants' silk and embroidered CAPS,
together with Hoop Skirts, Corsets, Hosiery,
Gloves, Ladies' end Gent's Fine Linen Hand
kerchiefs, Ac, we invite the ladies of tbens
burg and surrounding districts, to call and
examine our stock, in the store-room formerly
occupied by E. Hughes, below the Mountain
tfeVy-" We have a Fashionable Milliner of
excellent taste, who will pay particular atten
tion to bleaching, pressing and altering Hats
and Bonnets to the latest styles.
Mrs. J. DOYLE,
mj9-8m Miss M. RUSH.
OADDLERY AND HARNESS !
O The undersigned Utps constantly on
hani and is still manufa:turing all articles
in his line, such as
FINE SINGLE AND lOUBLE HARNESS, j
BLIND BRIDLES, RIDING BRIDLES,
HALTERS, WHIPS, BRICHBANDS, 4c.t &c.
All which bo will dispose of at low prices
His work is all warranted, and being expe
rienced in the business, he uses only the best
of leather. Thankful for past favors, he
hopes by attention to business to rneTit a
continuance of the patronage heretofore so
liberally extended to him. jan24
Shop above the store of E. nughes it Co.
Persons wishing good and substantial Harness
can be accommodated. HUGH A. M'COY.
LOOK OUT FOR BARGAINS ! -Peine
desirous of retiring. from busi-
offcr for sale the
with all its appurtenances, including all the
real and personal property thereto belong
ing, the Engine, Patterns, Flasks, &c. Also,
all the stock, manufa;tured and unmanufac
tured, consisting of
CASTINGS of various kind9.
As I am determined to sell, purchasers
may rely upon getting any or all the above
named articles cheaper than they ran be had
anywhere else in Pennsylvania. The public
are invited to rail and judge for themselves.
July 18, 18C7tf E. GLASS. .
TEW CHEAP CASH STORE ! !
The subscriber would inform the eitizens
of Ebensburg and vicinity that he keeps con
stantly on hand everything in the
GROCERY AND CONFECTIONERY
line, such as Flour, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, all
kinds of Crackers, Cheese, Smoking and
Chewing Tobacco, Cigars, &c.
CANNED rE ACHES AND TOM 4 TOES!
. AIso Buckskin and Woolen Gloves, Wool
en Socks, Neck ties, Ac, all of which will be
sold as cheap it not cheaper than elsewhere.
A full assortment of Candies !
J55? Ice Cream every evening.
jftni4 R. R. THOMAS.
The subscriber has just received, at
his store, on High street, Ebensburg, a large
and salable stock of
Flour, Bacon, Sugars,
Molasses, Tea, Coffee,
Table Salt, Barrel Salt, Spices,
Cheese, Tobacco, Cigars,
and everything in the
Grocery, Notion and Confectionery line.
Also, Boots and Shoes, Carbon and Lubri
cating Oils, &c, kc.
All which will be sold very cheai for
cash. jan24 G. G. OWENS.
COAL! COAL! COAL !
The subscriber is now carrying on the
Colliery of Wm. Tiley, Sr., at Lily Station,
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Cambria coun
ty, and will be glad to fill all orders,. to any
amount, of citizen3 of Ebensburg and vicin
ity. Satisfaction as to quality of Coal guar
antied in all cases. WM. TILEY, Jr.
Hemlock P. O., Jan. 24, 1867.
QAMUEL SINGLETON, Notary Pnb-
KJ lie, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office on High street, west of Foster's Ho
OPE FOR PATENT HAY FORKS
Can be had low, for cash, at
I WOULD BATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT.- Hxnbt Clay.
EBENSBTJRG, PA., THURSDAY, JULY
AN ADVENTURE IN ICELAND.
Mount Hecla, on the island of.Iceland,
ia slightly under a , mile in height. It
has three peaks a little elevated above its
body, and along its sides are . numerous
craters, the seats of former eruptions.
The crater of the principal peak is about
one hundred feet in depth. It is compo
sed, chiefly of basalt and lava, but slug
sand and ashes cover a great part of its
surface, and obsidian is: among , its most
remarkable products, , :, ; i. . I
. , There, have beea forty-three eruption
of Mount Hecla? recorded within the last
thousand years, live of f which; have, been
simultaneous, with eruptions of Vesuvius,
four with those of Etna, , and one with
those. of. hoth. ...
The last eruption, :began September 2,
1845,and lasted until April 6, 1846.;
On the 23d of November, the torrent of
lava, two miles from the crater, was a mile
in width and from forty to : fifty feetv in
depth.. . .
Mr. Carl Steinman t isited flecla just
previous to this terrific eruption, and had
one of the narrowest escapes from a hor
rible death that ever befeL an adventu
rous man. . ..
We give his narrative in almost his own
words : ; - . . ..
. On the next morning after my arrival
at the small village at the foot of the vol
cano, I engaged a guide, a faithful, honest
fellow, and set out for a visit to the noted
crater.;- - - i r.-..-.:. ;; "
. From the very , first, it seemed as if I
had passed the confines of the old and was
entering a new world, so different' was the
scenery. As you press upward toward
the focus of all the horror, of burning
stuff, you. find the peril, dreariness, and
desolation increase, until at length its
awfulnea becomes sublime; and at length
when you stand on the topmost point of
this burning world of chaos, you instinc
tively raise your heart to God, with a
shudder of terror, and pray that you may
be restored to the great living world you
have left behind.
For six mortal hours three on horse
back and three on foot I had been clam
bering upward from the lower world, and
now, among the clouds and mists that
rolled around me, I stood in a world of
lava mountain", ico, and snow, the lava
black as ink, the snow of caxzlmg white-
n and not in all the region was there
ttio sugntest uuiu, snruo, piaoi, or living
creature except the guide and myeelf.
As far as ih? eyd could discern, when
the sweeping clouds jfforufd a view, was
a succession of dirk hills, glieteuJQg gla
ciers, snow-capped peaks, and iroz?n
streams a world devoid of life, filled with
gaping caverns, . terrific abysses, and Sty
gian cave?, which reverberated only to the
sullen groanings of the troubled earth
around and beneath.
So impressive was the scene that I felt
a strange chill creeping through me, and
I shouted to break the horrible stillness,
which was more awe-inspiring than the
Niagaras. I frequently found myself
imagining that I was dreaming, and I was
only assured to the contrary by pinchiDg
my limbs or conversing with my guide.
Drawing , my blanket around me to
shelter me from the chilling atmosphere,
and carefully puncturing the ground be
fore me with my sharp-pointed stick, to
make my footsteps sure, I began to pick
If t 1 1
I my way over piles and heaps of lava
and pitfalls and patches of snow, my
guide keeping near me, and often warning
me when he imagined my footsteps were
leading me into danger. ...
; Occasionally I struck the fragments of
lava that rolled down behind me, and as
yet had discovered no signs of the crater,
which, eighty years before, had vomited
forth .tit8 tremendous volume of melted
black sand.. At length, however, I rtach
ed the summit, and looked down into a
sort of basin, open at the lower side, and
having several deep seams or chasms in
the center, into which the melted snow
and ice on the sides were running in small
stream?. . , -
A repulsive odor, in the shape of a thin
smoky vapor, came up, and I fancied I
heard a distant rumbling noise that soun
ded far down in the earth
I turned to my guide, and was about to
speak, when I observed he was trembling
and as pale as death.
"What's the matter?" t asked; "you
seem to be frightened.
"O, my God !" he gasped, "there's go
ing to be another eruption ! .
"How do you know that? Have you
ever been here before
"Yes : but I never saw it look like this
When I was here last, there vras no hollow
there, but a level piece of pnow and ice."
"Indeed TV I exclaimed, with intense
interest; "and you judge that fact to be
decisive with regard to an eruption f
. "O. my master," said he, in the great
est asony, "what else could have caused
this change ?. There must be fire below,
or what has melted this clacier? .You
see the ice is nearly gone, and what is
left is fast melting and will soon lollow.
I observed at this point that my feet
had a sensation ot warmth, and stooping
down found the ground quite hot.
"How is this?" I inquired.
He shook his head.
"All wrong : there's trouble brewing,
master, as sure a you live. You had
I recalled the fact that the last eruption
of Hecla occurred 80 years before, long
previous to the birth of my guide, and
consequently he could know as little of
that as I did. This foolish thought pre
vented me fromputting' the faith in his
words that I ought to have done.'
"There is no hurry I replied; "I have
been so long finding my way to the top,
that" I am ' hardly disposed to leave until
I have seen more of the volcano." .
Tbbserved his paleness and trembling
increase, if possible, but I still felt a
reluctance to retreat so ignominiously after
toiling so hard to make ther summit.
' He stood a moment in silence, and then
ventured again :
"Let us go while thero is time. I am
afraid to remain here We may be over
whelmed at any moment."
"Hold on I" said.I, sensible of a curious
fascination, such as sometimes comes over
one when on the brink of the most appal
ling peril.5 "It is true the ice has melted,
but it has done so' very gradually. ' I
have spent a great dear of time to reach
Iceland; and when I started,' It was with
the resolve to see Hecla." ' '
. 'Heaven knows I have seen too much
already," he replied ; "more than has ever
been Been before by living man."
"How do you know that V I demanded,
somewhat annoyed at the dogmatical man
ner of my guide. . -;
"At least I think so."
"And I think you are mistaken. I
cannot consent to go back until I have
descended into this basin and looked down
into one of those chasms."
"Let me beseech you, do not. It ,will
be the death of you !"
"If you are afraid, you can return,"
said I with an unfeeling tone for which
tljere was no justification.
"Oh, no, master, I will not desert you."
'All I ask, then, is, that you will mere
ly wait for me."
I had no right to ask even that, and I
considered the guide a simpleton because
he heeded my request.
"I will wait,'' he replied ; "but remem
ber wheu you go down that I kept entrea
ting you not to do so."
."I hold you blameless, whatever should
occur, so have no apprehension upon that
The crater was about twenty yards in
depth, with sides that sloped so gradually
that it could be descended without diffi
culty if ordinary cars was only exercised.
I first felt the lava and found it quite
hot, but not unpleasantly so, and using
my stick with great precaution, I began
the descent. I observed the temporature
of the lava beneath my feet constantly
increase, but I had thick shoes and I knew
tuCV v?ould be unharmed.
I noticed, alse, a thick, sulphurous
odar, but considered this nothing unusual,
although it left a CiMcfc, disagreeable tasto
my mouth and gaFe an unpleasant
twin ere to mv olfactories.
The rill of water made by the melting
- . - ...
ice flowed hissing down, and was lost to
view in the dark chasm, from which came
puffs of hot air, accompanied by a rum-
blins and trembhnc of the srrbund.
The place, the scene, ana, withal, the
pense ot danaer connected with it, held
me there by a sort of magnetic fascination,
aud I soon found myself strongly tempted
to make a fatal plunge into the awful
abyss. Conscious that reason frequently
loses her power at such times, 1 forced
myself backward a few feet, but still re
mained fearfully near the opening, heed
less of the frantic entreaties of my guide.
Giving no heed, therefore, to his ear
nest solicitations, I now determined, if
possible, to sound the depth of the chasm
before rac, and. then proceed to examine
For this purpose I pulled off a small
piece of lava, and, stepping to the very
edge of the chasm, dropped it down and
listened to the hollow reverberations, as
it went bounding from side to side, long
after it was lost to the eye.
The depth was so immense that I heard
it for fully a minute, and then the sound
seemed rather to die out from distance
than to cease from the block haviog
reached its destination. It was a terrific
depth, and as J. drew back with a shudder,
a gust of ho,$ulphurou3 air puffed upward,
followed immediately by a steam-like
vapor, and a heavy, hollow boom, as if a
piece of ordnance had been discharged
in the bowels of the mountain.
By thia time, I had regained my com
moQ sense, and became impressed with
the danger that hung over me. I turned
to fly, when all at once there came a rum
bling crash, and the ground, heaving ana
shaking and rolling under me,
crumble off into the dread abyss,
I was thrown down, and on my hands
and knees, praying to God for mercy was
crambling over it, and upward, to save
myself from a most horrible fate, when
two blocks rolling together, caught my
feet and legs between them, and without
actua'ly crushing, held them as in a vice.
Then came another crash and crumble,
the lava slid away from behind me, and
I was left upon the verge of the awful
gulf, now widened to some fifteen or
twenty feet, down into which I looked
with horror-e trained eyes, only to see
darkness and death below, and breathe
the almost suffooating vapors that rushed
up from that seemingly bottomless pit.
Oh, the horrors of that awful realiza
tion 1 What pen or tonguo can portray
them ? There, over the mouth of the black
and heated abyss, I was held suspended,
a helpless and conscious prisoner, to be
hurled downward by the next great throe
of trembling nature.
"Help! help! help! for the love of
God, help!" I shrieked,, in the very
agony of my despair. '
I looked up and around to catch sight
of my guide, but he, with a commendable
prudence I could but admire, in my dire
extremity, had sought his own safety in
I had nothing to rely on but the mercy
of Heaven, and I prayed to God as I had
never prayed before for a forgiveness of
my sins, that they might not follow me to
. It might be a second it might be a
minute, it might be an hour, that I should
have to undergo a living death; but, be
the time long or short, I felt there was no
escape from a doom which even now makes
mo grow pale and shudder when I think
Above me, a clear blue sky beneath
me, a black and horrible abyss around
mo, sickening vapors that made my brain
grow dizzy. Rumbling and hissing sounds
warned me that another convulsion might
take place any moment, and another
would be. tho last of me. Homo and
friends I should never see again, and my
tomb would be the volcanic Hecla.
I Btrove with the madness of despera
tion to disengage my imprisoned limbs,
but I might as well have attempted to
move the mountain itself. There I was,
fixed and fastened for the terrible death I
was waiting. O, God of Heaveu ! what
a fate !
All at once I heard a Bhout, and, look
ing around, I beheld, with feelings that
cannot be described-. -:- t;uiue
hastening down the sides of the crater to
my relief. He had fled in terror at the
first ominous demonstration, but had no
bly returned to. save me, if possible, by
risking his life for mine.
"I warned you, master," said he, a3 he
came up, his eyeH starting and his whole
countenance expressive of commiseration
"You did ! you did !" cried I, "but
forgive and save me, for I am perishing."
"I will save you if I can, or perish with
The noble fellow instantly set to work
with his iron-pointed stick to break the
lava around my limbs, but had scarcely
made any progress, when again the earth
trembled and the rocks parted, one ot
them rolling down the chasm with a dull,
I sprang forward I seized a hand of
the guide we both struggled desperate
ly, and the next moment we had iallen,
locked in each other's arms, upon the
solid earth above. I was free, but still
upon the verge of the pit, ad any mo
ment might see us both hurled to de
struction. "Quick ! quick ! there's not a moment
to be lost!" cried the guide. "Up ! up !
and run for vour life !"
I staggered to my feet with a wild cry
of hope and fear, and half carried by my
faithful companion, hurried up the slo
ping sides of the crater.
As we reached the ridgo above, tho
ground Bhook with a heavy explosion,
and looking back, I saw, with a horror
which no pen can describe, the dark,
smoking pit where we had so lately stood.
Without waiting to Eec more, I turned
and fled over the rough ground as fast as
my bruised limbs would permit.
We reached our horses in safety, and
hurrying down the mountain, gave the
alarm to the villagers, who joined U3 in
our flight across the country till a safe
distance was gained.
A few days later, when the mighty and
long extinct Hecla was convulsing the
island, and pouring forth its tremendous.
volume ot melted lava, 1 was tar out on
the Atlantic, on my way home, where I
devoutly thanked God again and again
that'I had lived to tell my wonderful es
cape from death in its burning crater.
Thad. Stevens' Grave. Several
years ago, when the Lancaster Cemetery
was incorporated, Mr. Stevens purchased
two lots, for which a deed was duly exe
cuted. Some years later, in looking over
his papers, he noticed, for the first , time,
a clause prohibiting the interment of col
nrorl nnle in the cemeterv. He at once
re-conveyed the lot9 to the company, with
his reasons, and asked that they be put
upon the record. A short time ago, he
purchased a couple of lots in Woodward
Hill Cemetery, and when the deeds were
handed to him, ne noticed a similar clause
fnrVifl dinar the burial ot ceople of coljr.
iviui p I t
The brave old man declaied that he could
not consent to have his bones laid in a
rpmptPTv where anv of God's children
were excluded, for no fault of their own,
nI hft nrnmritlv returned the deeds, lie
tion KAltrl a Int. in Sehreiner's Cetne
irv. wKcffl nn distinction is made among
the dead, and there will repose the dust
. 1 . 1 .
Ot tne Uld Uommoocr. u isiory recurus
no instance of sublimer devotion to prin
fMrd than is exhibited in this incident in
tho private life of Mr. Stevens. So says
tho Lancaster Express.
-j New axiom : A thorn in tho bush is
worih two in the hand.
Three Stories of Mr.. Lincoln.
STORY NUMBER ONE.
One summer, years ago, at the close of
a session of the Court at Springfield, Mr.
Lincoln proposed to Judge and lawyers a
horseback excursion to the comparatively
unknown region of Illinois lying to th
South and West. They had all beeu
wearied with professional labors, especially
with a case or cases which concerned th
interference of navigation on rivers by
proposed bridges. A recreative trip would
be a good thing for all. .
The proposition was received with favor,
horses were procured, and the party start
ed for the country beyond the Kaskaskia
river, I believe, aud expected to reach it
in two or three days. Mr. Lincoln .only
was familiar with the region. About thV
anticipated time, they came to a broad
sweep of water, and the general cxpres-'
sion was that the river, was before them.
The question arose, how shall we cross,
what appeared to be, the river, overflowed T.
Mr. Lincoln alone knew that it was but
swale, covered with water one or two feet"
deep, but he acceded to the proposal that
it was best (as the horses would probably,
they said, have to swim at the deepest
part) that all the party should divest
themselves of so much of their clothing
as would get wet, and fasten the bundles
on their backs. So the di vesture waa
accomplished, the paiks fastened, tho
horses mounted, and the procession, in
single file, began to move across the broad
waters, with Lincolo at the head. Imag
ine the group! What a scene for a painter T '
Cautiously they move on, watching tha:
slow steps of the horses, with reins secure- ,
ly held, momentarily expecting the plunge
when they should go down tho submerged
bank into the deep water of the river. On '
mcy move, nan ,w. . ,
a v. rtos. two-thirds
across, and the water not reacnui. 4,
norscs Knees : ict not a word was spo
ken, until, as they approached the other
side, Mr. Lincoln turned his steed about
and addressing the party with mock solem
nity, said : "Is it the judgment of the
Court that a bridge across this stream
would seriously inter fere with navigation?"
The expedition was planned and execu
ted by Mr. Lincoln for the sake of holding
up to ridiculo some lawyer s arguments
before the Court on a bridge case. . r ,
6TORY NUMBER TWO.
In a certain case in court, Mr. Lincoln
had for his legal opponent a lawyer whose
excellent character, thorough knowledge
of law and superior logio combined to
exert a controlling influence over the jury.
This lawyer (whom we will call Judga
Jones) had made a speech, and a most
able speech it was. It was necessary in
some way to diss'pato its impression. , Mr.
Lincoln, in reply, opened his speech sub
stantially as follows;
"May it please the Court and gentlemen
ot the jury, we have just heard the learned
and masterly argument on the other side.
We know how thoroughly versed is Judga
Jones in the law, and how upright he is,
and we say, really, Judge Jones, cannot
be mistaken in his positions. Ave also
know how true a gentleman Judge Jones
, how irreproachable are his manners
and dress ; and I presume if 1 should say
to you that Judge Jones had put on his.
shirt wrong side foremost this morning,
you would reply, it is impossible; and
yet Judge Jones has put on his shirt
wrong side foremost this morning ; you can
lo-k lor yourselves, gentlemen, and so in
this case he has got things wrong end
foremost, and his whole argument is wrong
from beginning to end."
Surely enough, the irreproachable law
yer, while pondering over his coming
speech, had dressed himself in the mista
ken manner indicated. After the laugh
had subsided consequent upon the detec
tion, Mr. Lincoln analyzed the argument
of tho Judge and won the case !
STORY NUMBER THREE.
Years before Mr. Lincoln was President,
it happened, at the close of a matter of
business at some hotel in which several
gentlemen were engaged with Mr. Lincoln,
that a Mr. Whitney asked the circle to
take something to drink. All assented
except Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Whitney urged
him, but he declined on the plea that he
never drank. Mr. Whitney still pressed
him, sayingx "Come, Mr. Lincoln, and
take a glass of lager, that's a harmless
beverage, and it will do you good" to
which Mr. Lincoln finally, in the kindness
of his heart, assented. The lager mado
him very sick.
It was the first and the last time tho
two men met until Mr. Whitney joined
the throng on the public reception day to.
shake hands with tho beloved President.
Imagine his surprise, as he slowly drew
near in the procession that passed in front
of the President, to sec his long arm
stretched out to him, and to hear this
recognition : "How do you do, Mr. Whit-,
ney ? I have never drunk a glass of lager,
since I" Is not that a good temperance
A Milwaukee paper says tho Japan
ese as balauoists have no living equal,
excCjit it be a smart fellow who balanced
the books of a wholesale clothing storo
after he had stolen somo fifteen thousand
Tho door of a house in Boston bear
tho inscription, "Habits made, repaired,