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,iato Judged lferDriI(i,)0in.
h'y nnd Cl'k of Courts Jetwe Culouun.
laic uu ivi'uwiutTuuiiii v i
' ' Allen Munn,
missioncr Jolui l. Jjowier,
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-.uroi Johii (J; Utiles.
" ( Daniel Snyder,
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f John 1 nomas,
' S. Ii. Diemer.
islant Assessor
I j. li.ikow,
J. S. Wood.
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T Ti'W STflVR A n TlN R(l(VP.
TUB undcrsijuan no, jtst nutu up, ana openeu,
. ihl nlnM tt'tifrp Itn la tifi nr. rnti 1ft tun X ft lin llPUr
mahl term, tin at no keep yn liaml HTOVKS ut
nriuut pmtvriii nml iyft which lie will lull upon
trim tu itiU Uiircluaur.
lien lit.. . .ill Ita la n ttnJ inn ell n n lr . nMil itn.
UlooinbnrgtSopl. 0. 1300. 1y. '
The utidurfifMcJ i about fitting up a
nfc&SESR Mill
M ill. PPVV PI'nVArR MM.! a nnd U-IM nAW lo
: Lie nub lie ONE liU.NDKEO TUNS l.iist
Noila Scotia White Flatter,
orepnrcd ready fur iiko in qitnutiiirM o mil purchna
eid, ut any lime from the Tint of March n.-rt
J. S. Alc.ViNOII.
Cutawlisa, Jan. S3, 1SG7.
Tie -.poet fully informi th public thai lie ii now1j.rc
purvd io mniiufuciurc alt kind of
at the LOWEST lW:ik Uk;:: ;
At short notice ami in hP viry bctn nnl latent irtylet
Mr. (tirluii. (m in well-known tn Uktouiiiurtf ,j ha
liad many ynr l nt:cctiful e.tpTl lire wv.lt a rip
tttaiion for gooil work, iLtitf.-i'.y cr.U liutioru'iiu deal-
iiii; unurpai'sK(l. ' '
1'lnrc rf liuino! (n Pnittlt V.nl Corner of
Main and Iron HrvrM, over J. K. Uirtim' t-'ton.
bloinliiira. Oc. 10, luiiC iJtn
CIJO. W. M:UICKir, Proprietor.
The atiovn wcllanowti lioiot lins rfirttitly n tutor -June
ratllrnl clmiiRi-t in Kit iiitcrtial iirmiiPiiiP)it,
: and hi proprietor announce to hid lorinrr custom
mid the travtlitiic puiilie tliut hi" acciiminutlations
fur Uie eoatfort of hm gunta are noconrt tononuin
tha r.ouniry. II ji lahlu will alwuyn he found nni
'plied, not onl) with RUltntuiitial fod, hut withal
thu dilir.iicioi of Ilia at!a-un," Ma (vine umiI lliinnri
fuxcepl that poinlur huvur:tL'C known ai 'JliclUnry.'t
(Mirrhadrd direr, l fmiu tha importing hnuttun, art cn
tirelv pnrJ, and free frtin ull poimnoua Unit;). He
' ih thankful for a liberal pntruuaifa in Uie p i and
will continue to deserve it in the t'uiunt.
' OEyliUei W. M AUG Ell.
June IX lfWJ.-tf.
ACHINK AND Itfil'AUl gliU?.-
THE ttnitr'roigncil would moat recportfuMj an
noun cc to tin; public (triirrullv, th.it lie la prrjinrnd
rtn vxcriitu nil kinds of MAt'lllNKl! V, at Jin LI I'll
' ti!lAlll'l,i;S' KoiJNUUV.in bioniimuure. where liu
cjiii nlwnvn bu fmtnd ready lo do nil kinds cf rpatr
liitf, including Threnlting Alu liini-s, and in xborl, all
kindit o( farmiiitf L'utmiU. ALK'J, TUUXINti AMJ
FlTlNd Ul Oe CAtfl'INO AND M AUll!I3Hy ,
tluim on ilmn noiica.m a Rood workmul;ki man
iht. upon thu motfl reaionaliU loriuo. 1 '
1 II ix long iziicriHUco in thu buyim'si as foreman In
thu ahup uf IjHWia II. Mails of this plaeo, for over
fiino yonm, warrants hi in tn aiying thui he enn give
1'ntiru siiLivfucliua to all who may favor bliu with
thew work, -
Biooiusburj, Nov. 31, 1BGG, 1
TIIR nulmcrllicr harinj purchajtj Iho "Follon
iitpCH HAVEIV, Pfi;
prnperly of E. "W. Kigroiiy. Epq," wouM pny to tho
friunilinfilro llnntti, lii, Rcquulniancc, anil ilntpub
lie fcnerally, iliai he IiiiuiUm io -'kerp n llu'i
Willi Uie acruininiiitntlnn, anj ciintrnrts of a llnuriif,
anil humbly solicits their patronage.
Lnteof the Mmlinii lluuat Pu iludulpliia.
Lock Haven, Dec, ma.
WouM announce to the la1k ol Rtnnnntiur; nnil
the pulilii- gncrully, that iuu has Juil tucciveil Iruiu
the eaetern ciMu, her
Spring; and Stinu'Hcr
Ptnclt of
ennaiaiing of nil article usually found in firm class
" Millinery hlnrud. Her gooils are of Hie host nunlity
nod among the ninnt Imtnlsnnie anil chupffl ill the
lui.rkcl. Cull and examine them for yourselves. ;
Nobody .linuld purctinse jlsewlrrro bi.'fnra exaruin.
Inn Mis'i FetiTinuii's stock ol gouils'' Douueis made
,'loordei, on the shortest notice, or repaired.
Stun on Main sirett. 3d dor below the store of
Mendeulmll 4c llnprrt.
Hloomsburir, Slay S, laiiO. If.
Mnia Strut, hduio the "American House,"
.Where he keeps on hand, and furnish to the home
and counl'y trade, at Philadelphia (lowest) prices,
Snuffs, Meerschaum and Briar Wood fipes, andall
urtrilxs porluiuiiiii to his trade. ' "'
ICThose small retail dealers in eigars and chew,
ina tobaccos, would do well to gue him a cnll, in
aluail ol sending to ths cities fur every article they
needor purchn sins of these countr pedlars,
November sililsiiB. 3ni.
IMire Mediclnea, nt John R, Meyer's Drug Stoi
corner of Mniitand Markirt Streets. A good aise
incut of
PURE pnros,
Medicines, Taints. Oils and Varnishes, al-vays on
hat d, and will lie sold cheaper than at an other
Drrg ISloru in lewn.
frraeriptiona carefully eompounilcil al Moyer's
Drug Store,
Ay era and Jaynes Medicines sold at Moyer's Drug
B'w?hart,s Tar Cordial, Baker's l.'od I.lver Oil,
Wlnslow's aoolhl-ig riyrup, sold at aloyur's Drug
Store , .. .
For any reliable patent medicines, call at Muyer's
"'t'.ealh'er'of nil kinda, wholesale and Wtnlt, t J. R.
Mover'a Orug Ut"r, Blnoiiisbiirg, I'a.
Jtlay , letW. if.
TEHM.', t'l 00 III aflvnure. U not pn til wilhin
t"l. MoNTIIri, S rents atlilitioniil will ht charued,
t " Nopaiier illscngtiiiued until all arrearages
are paid ecepr at the op'.an of the editor.
One snunro one or Ihrea interlloiis. tl
Every subsequent insertion less than 13 0
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Tvvu siiinrcs,
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Executor's and Administrator's Notice 3.0U
A till Iter's Notice
Other advertisement Inserted acrordiug to special
Iiuiliicvs nntires, without ndve Miscment, twenty,
eel ts per line.
Trausi ut advertisements payable In ailmn.'O all
olhi-rs due eiter the llrst insertion. ' '
07" OH'ICE-iit Bhivo's Ulock, Cor.of Main dnu
lion Sin i ts. '
Addrees, W. II. JARtlllV.
Gioniiisuiii (T, Coluiiinia Uoumy, Tn
LFor tho Dcmoci'iil.
Lj l lf -i() tll'St!NfHIClKUliaO.10.
Tlironjjh tl.o f.'g the fo npiroacliiiig,
Nt'itied (he ilace wlieio ruapin Ktuml,
Sometimes creuj'inp, puiiietinicnTii'oucliiiiir,
Tlicy gainc'l tliu lnai'gin of the woo'l.
Tlio sentinels uti", now, pavo tint warning,'
A:iJ toM tli.U reJ-ckiii jjes were nigh,
No time w.ia lel't client cv'ii for aimiiij,',
3'lierc only tai'ety was to fly.
All fl'.'d fir rcfjKO Jmt youug Brady,
Tlie noUe captuin of tliid band,
Whose rather hud lecn killed already.
Jic rtEolved to make a stand.
He readied t lie jdnce where htTr'l 1, is rille,
Th'mgh in his urr.i a wound severe,
Yet'this he coiuited but a trifle,
Hid life was sweiHj he'd sell it dear.
His faithful pun, true to his aiming,
uon lirought two ijulit.n.4 to tho ground,
With Lion i-tiength the fight tiiautaiiiiiig,
Till gi cri'.';; r.f.uiLoi'j houiuied him round.
Tii fatal tuliuhn.vJc, uplifted,
New l:cu:;!.'l the noljlo captain low,
11 in sealt) removed, ly wariiur.s jtifted.
Tht'.n Ijoys were tanijlit to strie tlio blow.
fHtillwatcr, 1111110 fi, ISO".
To an Act for tl.o Pcpul.ilion and Continuance of
a frKtem or Lduc?tion oy i.ommou rcuoois, ap.
proved the ninth day or April, onu thousand eight
hundred ud sixiy-.evun, together with Comments
end txp!uriiutis by the UU fuperinlondeat of
Couiinmi Schools.
TiiEE,iiAUL:suitEi;r or Teachers'
Six. 2. That tho County Superintendent
of each county in this Coinniomvoaltli i
hereby authorized and reipiired, ome in
caidi year, at sudi time and plao'c he nr
a properly authorized I'liimnittee of tom-Iiorri
aetiiii' with him, tnay doom most convenient,
to call upon and invite the teachers of the
common schools hud other institutions of
learning in his county, to assemble together
and organize tin lnselves into it 'Jcaihers'
Institute, to Lc devoted to the impiovement
of teachers in the science and art of educa
tion, to continue in iie-sion at. least five days
including a lmlf-a-dy for going to and a
half-a-d.iy for returning from the plueo of
mooting ofthe'taid Institute, and to be
presided over ly titer County upeiiiiten
ilent or by tome one dc.iitjsotud by him, and
subject in its general management to his
control. '
8eo. 3. That each County Supeniitcn
dint upon tho assembling of tho To.ieLers'
Institute of his county, thai caufe a roll of
member:) to bo prepared, which roll shall be
called at 'least twice every day during the
session of the Institute and ulh'bscntccs be
caicluliv mcikcd, and from which tincii nd-
jounitiient of the Institute he (-hull a.-oertain
the exact number ot teachers who were 111
atlendanej and the length of timo each "at
tended, and upon tho presentation of a cer
tificate at the close of tho session of each
annual Institute 'setting forth these facts and
signed by the County .Superintendent, to the
treasurer of the proper county, ho is here
by authorized and required to pay immedia
tely out of any money hi the county treasury
not otherwise appropriated, to tl.o County
Superintendent, 0110 dollar for every three
days spent by teachers of tho county in at
tendance at the Institute for that year or as
much of it as may bo needed, such money
to bo expended by the County Superinten
dent in procuring tho services of lecturers
and instructors for tho Institute, and in pro
viding the necessary apparatus, books, and
stationary for carrying on its work : Pro
it'ici, That the amount which may bo drawii
from the county treasury shall in no case bo
more than two hundred dollars but may in
all cases bo sixty dollars, if it shall appear
from tho vouches presented by tlio County
Superintendent to tho county milliters as re
quired by tho fourth section ol this act, that
this sum, has been actually expended for tho
purposes herein specified : Provided further,
That all boards of directors may allow the
teachers in their employ tho privilege of at
tending such Institutes without making any
deduction from their salaries, and that any
teacher who absents himself from the In
stitute of his county without a good reason,
may have his want of professional spirit and
zeal indicated by a lower mark on his certifi
cate in the JVaetico of Teaching than he
would otherwise havo received. '
Skc. 4. That each County Superintendent
who may draw money from the county treas
ury for the purposes named in this act, shall
file his account of r.ll expenditures under
the net, in tho office" of the county treasury,
with vouchers for the came, whicu shall be
examined by tho auditors of tho county iu
like manner as other county expenditures,
and any misapplication of funds bhall to
punished in tho satno manner as collectors
of State ami county taxes for liko offences
are now punished.
Sec. 5.. That all County Superintendents,
upon the adjournment sf tho Teachers' In
stitiitcs.heldiu their' respective counties Hie
Knrnliv rrmuiwwl ti vniniit. In tlm .Itnmii'lii.
(ivn.'uj .v....v. vu ivf,." yw .v fui. ......
teiident or Common Schools', tlio liuaibci' nf
teachers ,111 attcudanoo, the names of tha
lecturers or instructors who officiated, the
subjects upon which tho instruction was
given, and the degree of popular interest
awakened by the proceedings.
Cy "As wo two aro one," said a witty
brute to his wife, "when I beat you I beat
half of myself' "Well," taid tho wife,
"then Leat your own hull'."
"1 tell you I was never so frhjhteud iu
my lifo," said Captain Tom Kustlo, filing
his brier-wood and ramming homo tho to
bacco with a bit of a stick, "excepting
once," ho added reflectively.
"How was that Captain?" said I, detect
ing indications of a yarn, let's have it if It's
worth telling," '
Tho captain lit a cedar splint at tlio fire
and proceeded lo light his pipe, the flame
of Iho dry stick bringing out his strong, qui
et features ami grayish hair aiid beard iu re
lief against the black woods behind him.
The' captain had the coolest way of tulk
in?: about his personal frights, a way which
we all understood perfectly, for the most of
us had too ofton seen him 111 action to be
lieve his astounding accounts' of his own
cowardice. I actually believe tlmt to this
day, many a casual hearer cf Lis 'yarns
thinks that captain Tom was the coward he
painted hipiself, for often would a stranger
ask, a'fter hearing him narrate some of his
exploits, how such a shameless sneak could
remain in service with honor.
'Weill, fellows," began he, "I feel sort of
confident to-Tiijrht a strange feeling for me,
by tha way, and I think some general piece
of luck must be awaiting me in consequence.
However, I thiiik I will tell you thestory,
although 1 never told it to a living soul be
fore, and the very thought of telling it now
seud.sa chi.l up the small of my back, so
yon miisu't be astonished if I turn childish
before I get through. You must know
that iu tho summer and f.ll of IS'iO I was,
iu my profession of crgineer, repuilding a
long bridge on the Sunset uid Great West
em liailroad. Jly station was ten or fifteen
milco fror.i any town, and I had a gang of
thirty or forty of the wildest Irishmen you
"oversaw caught, besides the sober mechan
ics who did tho work on the bridge. A
pretty lonely life I led, for there was scarce
ly any one with whom it was a pleasure to
associate for any length of time, though
perhaps that was, to sonic extent, my fault.
I was always rather distant and reserved
with the uieu, more from a fear of seeming
to .iit rude, or from tho opposite horror of
scorning to court popularity, than from any
other reason. My station was at the end of
a long and perfectly straight stretch "of road.
Isupposo there must have been fifteen miles
of road without a curve of any sort, save
that which belongs to the surface of the
earth. the line ncared the liver, an ea.-y
grade raised it a few feet, so as to carry the
roadway of the bridge eka? .( floods.
Rathfr more than half way up this grade
was a cut-ofTor side track, crossing the riv
wron a temporary trestle work and intended
to remain only while tho main bridge was
undergi dug repairs. This cut-ofF was set at a
very acute angle so that the speed of pass
ing trains was scarcely checked whilu cross
ing the river. One could stand on this lit
tle grade and sec the approaching trains at
least u dozen miles off, when tho air was
clear, as they cuuic tearing across tho prai
rie and up the grade, and over tho bridge,
whirling past us a momentary of tho world
and its life. ' Perhaps the conductor, if he
was a clever fellow, would tumble us off a
package of papers. That was id! wo knew
of outside life, for none but "gravel trains"
condescended to stop at diir little station.
Our quarters consisted of a cluster of board
shanties, with 0110 of moro luxurious built
for me, all located, for convenience of get
ting valor, a quarter of a mile above' the
bridge, where tho banks of tho river were
accessible. "Those of you who have .Irishmen in
your ' companies know that whiskey natur
ally tends to their vicinity, aim almost al
ways of a Saturday night a supply was on
hand in our little community,' on which the
week's wares we pretty certainly expenged.
Saturday night was succeeded by a tearing
spree, which invariably terminated in a free
light, but as the combatants were usually
too drunk to do very much harm to one an
other when tho fighting time citino around,
no material damage was ever done. ' There
was 0110 among thrse fellows with whom,
i'lOin tho Erot, I had. forse'en' trouble. "A
thick sotj surely dog he was, I 'etc iM'Gco
by name, and a "Far-downer" by birth.
Ho had always some fault to find about his
pay, was always grumbling, was continually
shirking his work, and wus withal a great
drinker aiid when drunk, a mighty man to
lead tho crqwd. Our antipathy to 11110 an
other seemed to he brought to a climax by
fortune, and 1 had good reason to . believe
that twice already had I'oto nbtigaled an al
ack on 1110 in my hou;e, said attacks having
been easily repelled by sundry discharges of
my revolver at a high elevation.
"Onc'day I was watching tho labors of a
gang who were shoveling dirt out of u drain
which had been filled by a recent Btorm. I
noticed that poto was shirking frightfully by
taking a mighty small quantity of earth on
hisspado, aud throwing it its short a dis
tance as possible, lie saw" that I noticed
him and muttered a remark to his compan
ions to let thorn know that he did. In a
few minute's I saw tho whole gang had a
word of the shirking of Pete and of my ob
servance of the I'ao't, ' I made up my mind
to have it out with him for tho sake of dis
cipline.' I had with mo a three and a-half
foot stick which I always carried with me for
measuring purposes, a good, stout, hard cane
of hickory, of which, thanks to a long resi
dence with an old English backwoodsman, I
knew also the use in self defense.
"rote," said I, 's'if you dou't do your full
sharo of work from" this time on, your name
goes off the roll to-morrow night, and you
leave by the next train Pete stopped work
and looked at me a moment from under bis
shaggy brows, then leaned his spado against
the ditch-side, hitched up his trousers, ro
moved his dudcen from his mouth ainLstuck
it in his hat, and Mien climbed slowly out
of tho ditch. Polo's shallalah and browu
jug were never far from him, and ho walkol
toward thoui remarking: "Yo dirty i-pal-pceu
I I'll bark tho boa I of ye, shore as me
name's l'eto M'Gcc, an' ye may tak' my
naino olf the roll an' ha d d to ye." In
an instant he had his bit of black thorn iu
his hand, and knocking off his hat, pipe
and ull, he tightened his belt and eamo to
ward me as ugly a looking specimen as you
would wish to meet. I heard a man re
mark : "Boys, here's 11 discussion with
sticks, sure enough," and saw tho hands
stop work mid watch the progress of events
with the enthusiastic interest of Irishiueu
when they become aware that a fight is ap
proaching. My uiithurity was at an end if
I backed out, whereas, if I niiido a good
fight, I might retain it even if whipped.
So I glanced around to sec that thero wero
no rolling stones or tho liko to step on, and
ma lc up my mind to fight it out. "l'elo
M'Geo," said I, "you had better think twice
before you do it." "Hould ycr tongue, will
ye ? I've stood your tyranny long enough,"
was the only reply 1 received, mid in a mo
ment Pete had struck and I had parried,
und we at it. If any of you have happen
ed to see quarter-staff play on board a man-of-war,
you will appreciate the game. Some
hundred men will take tho sticks ut u time
and pair off in two long linos on the main
deck. Very often any two men who have a
quarrel, settle it by going opposite one an
other and pitching in. . I havo gcen some
pretty sharp fights at such times. Pete wus
evidently an old hand at the sticks, mi l had
doubtless figured in former days at many a
county 'fair in the old country. So I stood
on tho defensive catching blows liko flail
strokes, aimed at head, leg and side with as
tonishing rapidity. Pete was evidently sur
prised at finding me uujUit with tho sticks,
and in truth I ImJ ull I could do. to keep
him from breaking my head. As it was, he
gave me an 11 ply crack cn the k-ft shoulder,
and hit me slightly elsewhere otiee or twice,
befcrc I kt him know that I could strike.
"At len.cth, emboldened ut my continued
attitude cf defense, he attempted to break
my guard and head at the same timcj by a
downward blow nearly coi responding to the
seventh cut of the broadsword cxeercisc. It
is no joke to parry a blow of I hat kind struck
by such a wrist as Pete hud, fur a slight de-'
flection of the blew v. ill disable your knuck
les, and if you arc not up to the dodge,
your own slick Viill be driven down on your
owu head, which will probably end the light.
I received it on my stick held over my head,
and sloping sharply just clear of my left
shoulder in fact, ju.-t touching it. lie tri
ed to check his blow, but had put his heart
too much in it ; his shall il.th glanced harm
lessly past my slintildir. while, n quick turn
of the wrist und forearm, I laid tho whole
weight of my blow fairly on the crow of his
head, and Pete M'Gcc measured his length
on iheground, while r.ninvolur.tary "hurray"
roso from the balance of the workmen, who
forgot, in their enthusiasm for tho science,
that their own champion was defeated, ' '
"Pete worked liko a Trojan aller thai,
and.l even grew more popular with tho
hands, except when they were iu liquor. It
is a great tiling among such fellows to know
that iu must.lo and pluc';, the 'boss' is not
inferior to the best of them. Two weeks
passed lifter my battle-royal with Pete, and
Saturday night came.' The men were paid
off and (housiialcjiisumption fir the "crath
er" begun. I examined my ' revolver, all
six barrels were properly capped, and thu
points of the six bullets showed as I revol
ved the cylendi r, Manding v, hero I could
catch tho last light from' tho west. A squad
of the hands strolled by as 1 Mood ut the
window. I returned their "good evening"
and heard tho word "revolver" passed
among them as they went on, shewing that
they noted my employment. ,1 laid my pis
tol on tho ccntro-tablo and leaned on the
window-sill, watching thefadinginthowest,
smoking my pipe, and scarcely noticing tho
entrance of a woman who did my house
keeping for me. She went iu and out us
usual, clearing up the room for tho night,
and finally took her departure. I presently
made all fust, aud coated myself for a quiet
evening with my pipo aud books. By-and-by
Iliegun to hear tho mirth at Pete'sshan
ty, away ut the other end of tho street, wax
ing fast and furious. I heard the noise un
til nearly ten o'clock, when 1 turned in and
wus soon asleep.
"Tho next sound 1 heard was aslumbliug
blow on my door and a confused murmur of
voices outside. To seize my revolver and
jump into my trousers, vras tho work of an
instant, and oil tho repetiliou of tho blotf, I
called out, "stand clear there I I'm going to
firo through tho door !" The second blow
hud nearly diishnd in tho frail pine boards,
and as I spoke tho third spattered tho door
and I could see by tho dim starlight, a doz
en heads and sticks pressing through tho
doorway. ' Aiming at tho leader I pulled
trigger, and heard tho click of tho Wnmcr
on the cupless cone. Quick as thought I
tried two more barrels," hurled tho usoloss
revolver ut the n;arest head, and seizing a
ehair, smashpd it on tho head of tho next.
Thou cuuio a sharp crack or two over niy
head, and tho stars fudod away, tho dim
room vunished into great darkness and I
sensoless. How long I remained uncon
scious I cmi not tell, but it could not have
been long, for when I felt tho damp cool air
blowing over my face,' I could hear tho rc
treating steps and drunken laughter of a par
ty of men whom I concluded wero my late
assailants. Gradually my senses bocunio
clearer. I found, first, 1 was bound hand
and foot. Presently I opened my eyes'. 1
lay on my right side, my head touching .a
cold substance. Then 1 distinguished the
rush of water afar off, aguiiist the piers of
the bridge. As my eyes became steadier,
J saw that the cold substance on which my
cheek rested, was a railroad track. I could
sco a few yai'Lof it, with iu companion
rail, on which my foot rested. Beyond ami
a round was thu dark prairie, and a quarter
cf a mile awny, twinkled a solitary light in
one (,f tho log cabins, All this I stupidly
realized us my stunned faculties returned,
when suddenly the frighlful quostion flash
ed upon my mind.' "Has tho night express
passed? In an instant every wnso was
acutely awake. I was lying bound to a
cross-tio ; my head slightly raised, rcsto,'.
on a rail. 1 was not very near thehead of
Iho bridge, but fur enough up to the grade
lo look out over tho prairie.
"Evidently' Pete had plunnod a vengeance
terrible indeed. Yet how did I know but
tho train hud passed ? I twisted my ueck
till the cords cracked, and made out to see
the "all right" hignal ttvluklingat tho biidgo.
I shouted and yelled for help, but tho nioro
cariit.-.t I became, the more every ono with
in hearing would think my shouts only tho
maudlin cries of soma drunken .Irishman.
Thu signal man at the bridge could not leave
his station for any ordinary cause, and cer
tainly the cries of a drunken man 011 a Sat
urday night wero not extraordinary. All
this passed thrfligit my mind while I shout
ed till my strength was gone. Then 1 lay
and silently thought. My servant must have
removed tho cars from my pistol. Whv
thoiild she? What cause for such treason
had I ever given her ? Why had I located
luy cabin so fur away from the railroad track ?
Think as 1 would, tho stern ftetof my situa
tion remained, and 1 had only to hopo that
ono o'clock, aud with it the train hud
"But now low down on the very edge of
the horizon, my eye caught a faint red t-leaiu.
Too often hud I watched the trains to doubt
fir a moment. I knew the very f pot at
which that dreaded light woidd first appear.
So, then, twenty minutes at tho very long
est, provided no accident happened, was tho
lifetime remaining for me. 1 strained every
fibre lo break my bonds or' twist ' my neck
clear of the track, but the rope was too
strong, and a couple of stakes driven, one
on caehVtdc of my reck, forbade nny motion
except a slight lateral ono. In the intensity
of my straining, 1 shut my eyes. As I open
ed thein, I saw bpfore mo, nenivr, brighter,
steadier, the shining reflection of tho advanc
ing train. Again I shouted, again 1 strain
ed, but to no purpose. There I lay and
watched tho light, us I had often done in
happier times, until it :-cemcd to mo that
my bruin must give way. I closed my eyes
and tried to pray, but that fearful light
shoiio through my eyelids and banished
every other thought. And now a faint, yet
terribly distinct rumble; began to fill tho air;
it seemed as if my inmost toul felt that
sound. Yet I remember tho mot liiviul
things a cricket sung hearty, a toad that
climbed on the rail, n prowling cat that came
suddenly upon mo and run frightened away
for even in that fearful moment a seusc
of the ludicrous was yet alive for I was con
scious of a fooling of Hiiiuseniciit as the
creature hurried off. But, tucamvhile, tho
faint rumble had growu louder, and I even
fancied I could perceive a slight virbratioii
of the rail 'on which my head rested, and of
the ground on which I lay. I think about
this time I must have become insane, for' 1
ouly remember of hearing my voieo iu im
potent shrieks, and feeling my limbs, as if
it were those of another man, straining
themselves to be free. All the dreadful
ful particulars of my approachiug death
whirled through my brain during theso few
moments. Oneo 1 'fancied I could hear
footsteps coming towards me from the bridgo
and hoped wildly that they would reach me
in timo. But now 1 cOuld sco the red re
flection on tho long, straight track, nnd tho
thupder of tho train was drowning all other
sounds. Oneo more 1 strained every muscle
till tho very flesh scorned to tear, 0113 final
cry 1 gave for help from Godor nmn." Then
I opened my eyes closed m my agony and
looked silently at my destruction. For one
dreadful imtant, I saw the silver mirror of
the reflector, and felt tho eaiia tremble un
der the roaring train, and then, as the mighty
engine rushed upon me, nature gavo out and
amid a crash of sound and a hot red glare
of lump and firo, I swooned.
"The wheels of tho night express had
passed within a foot of my head I I had
been bound on the straight track over the
bridge, and tho train had passed me ou the
"cut-oir."; ''
Captain Tom ceased. . Hardly any com
ments on tho story wero made by tho group
of officers ; for after a uiomeut of breath
less Blillncss, tho sharp orack of two or threo
rifles, which seemed to have been waiting
for the diid of tho story rang out over the
ridge. ' In a moment tho offieers wero run
ning towurd their respective commands.
Willi a quiet, though eager hasl, tho in
fantry wero manning the rifle-pits, and tho
gunners stood with the lanyards pulled taut,
ready to fire at the word.
Fifteen luiuutes later, I. was tearing down
tho stony, road, my horse's hoofs striking
fire to tho occompaniniont of a rattle of
rifles from ovor the mountain Bido hehind
mo. Before I left, I had looked an instant
on tho dead faeo of Cupt;iin Tom, who had
fallen at his "post like'.the hero that he was.
I had barely time to mount and run for it
as tho gray-clad Johnnies awaimed over
tho parapet and captured our little command.
Wo had been overpowcrerj by tho advance
of a division of Stonewall's army, and 1
thotight my self lucky, by a dint of hard
riding, to reach tho advauco of our division
hulfim hour before Stonewall's cavalry drdvc
in our pickets on the Shenandoah.
A Mud IIlNtory.
A day or two sinco a corroncr's jury hold
an inquest in the city of Louisville upon the
body of an abandoned woman naiuen Kato
Carrigan, who was strangled to death by
falling from a fence, upon which a por
tion of her wcaii ng a pparcl had caught. Tho
wretched woman was in a stato of beastly
intoxication at tho imc, othei w'se 'hi could
have disengaged her garments and suffered
no hiirin whatever.
A few months ago this woman was a fre
quent delinquent at tho bar of tho 11 c.inlm 's
court in this city, bisiug arrcs'ed almost week
ly in some of the low dens of "Smoky Bow"
where, under the influence of liquor, she
had become reckless and uproarious. She
had once been u beautiful girl and the linea
ments of a most fascinating lovlincss were
nevoreffaced from her countenance, although
she sank repeatedly into depths of drunken
ness and dissipation seldom seconded by fel
low sisters, and among whoru she ranked
lowest of the low. Amidst all the excesses
to which the poor girl was addicted, her soft
blue eyes never lost their loveliness, and we
remember moro than once to havo seen un
feeling men look upon her with saddened
faces, at thought of what she once was, as
they bclu-ld her pa'e at. 1 wretched at the
bur of the police court'.'
Kato Carrigan was on 'c an accomplished
and rcpt.ctcd "young lady.' Wo recall a
scrap or two of tho hi.-tory of this poor fe
male, which reads a sail lesson. She was
the only daughter of wealthy parents, a
Vlrg'nian by birth, and al tho age of four
teen was left fatherless. Two years later
she was seduced by some fiend iu hujmn
shape, and in a few weeks after, a fit of re
morse, which could not have been far from
actual insanity abandoned a luxurious homo
and plunged into tho wildest vortex of dis
sipation. She A'andered from city to city,
sinking lower and lower, and about a year
after the close of the war came to Nashville.
From this point her heart-broken mother
heard the first news of her erring daughter,
and sent an uncle (o bring home the lott
child. Ho was unsuccessful, is all that we
know. The poor girl afterwards went to
Louisville, and tho end we have already
seen. ' - . -
Oh cursed and broken life, sad and inex
plicable! Oh blackened and 'filth begriin
mcd spirit ! n wail of bitter nngui.-h runs
through tho annals of thy short earthly his
tory.' A bit of charnal house clay iu a
rough pine coffin, nbovo which is heaped
the rude earth of a pauper's grave, is ull
that remains totell cf thy career in this
dark, cruel world.
A year and a half ago tho mother, heart-,
broken and despairing, lived isolated and
alone, sorrowing with an uneonsolable sor
row over tho angel which had once blessed
the desolkle household. We know not if
she survives the daughter. Xashville J'ress
ivul Times. " "'' ' '
I'EHrERATK. The following touching (?)
liner, we picked up on the street in front of
the Democrat office, the other day. 1 hey
were addressed to one of our Bloonioburg
lasses, who can have the copy by calling
upon us. In the meantime, our advice lo
tho "I'oick" is to havo the kiss or perish
in the attempt: ' ' '
Let me kiss you for your mother
My bewitching Pylly Ann
Let me kiss you for your brother
Or any other man. '
Lot me kisstyou for somebody
Anybody in the world.
With your hair so sweetly auburn,
And so gloriously curled.
Let mo kiss you for your "feller,"
I do not care a red.
If ho tans uie on the smeller
With his "billy made of lead."
Let mo kiss you for your daddy
' ' You pretty, pooling elf
Or, if that don t suit tho family,
Let me kiss you for yourself.
1111 - -
K3. Anecdote op Mr. Wesi.kv. At
one time Mr. Wesley was travelling in Ire
land, his carringo became fixed in tho mire,
and hia harness broke, uhilo lie and his
companions were laboring to extricate it, a
1 t . J!.i-I M.
poor man passcu py in great, uistiesn. fir.
Wesley called to him' and iuquired the cause
of it. Ho said he had been unable, through
misfortune, to pay his "rent of twonty shil
lings, and his family wero just turned out of
doors. "Is that all you uccd?" said 'Mr.
Wesley, handing him the amount; "here,
go and bo happy." "Then turning to his
oompanion, ho said, pleasantly, "You see
now why our carriage stopped hero ia the
JKT It is taid that Governor Hawley, of
Connecticut, for several days after the elec
tion had crape upon his door knob, to which
was attached this fine stanza, not from By
ron :
"To all my friends I bid adieu ;
A suddener doath you never knew ;
AVhilo leading the Radical mule to drink
Ho kicked and killed me quiokern a wink."
h.T A tinnr follow as a last resort for
more drink fotched his Bible' io' pawn for
liquor, hut the landlady refused .to take it
"Well," said he, "if she will n6t tako my
word nor God's word, it's time to give up.
And ho went and signed the pledge, and
kept it faithfully.
Mqion. ' '
Diagrara are the furrow, it plows as It goes.
And death raapa tha harvest that in ihsin II ' tows.
And tha sigh of Ilia widow and Hi orphan 'a lone
While the check of Ilia f' tmur with despair tutus
Then llpptera rnuiid groceries your fnto well beware,
For the fata that awaits you la grief and deepair,
Aud niost of you young men in youth's a.allnrul day
That is throwing your pluasum and fortune away;
i .
Then beware nf the wine-cup yon hold lea so fast
For 'liuhopcsofyour youth it most surely wilt biist,
Then if you will take warning from that hateful wma
For the ken of a proph.-! 1 couuder as uiino,
Then if you'll just look in the wine cup with ma,
I'll tell you all tho paste whlrh I there can aca j
The ilrnpsy Is there in the wfii'e batelnl flda.
And misery, thanie aud disgrace, I lifoold. .
And poverty is there too, in yon believe ma,
That the grave nfthedr mknred, I there plainly sea,
So you need to take warning and keep frmnthe pluco
VI hero liquoi is gold, all the young lo disgrace..
For iho old who have formed belter habits t know
You cnnnol decivi, with the wiu-s hati-fu' (low,.
Of the fate that awaits iliem they are weljgwara.
And the serpent ly see that I, coiled snugly there .
For like the old einvom t'nl sweeps nVr the sand,
It eratters destruction and duHib through the land
And the life of the traveler it counts aa but email
When norses and riders it alayelli lliem all. .
And so it ia w llh liquor, that most hateful thing.
That is ai-nt o'er Hie iad disgrace for lo briug
And poverty, sick iesa and duaih soon will emus,
If you do not quit sipping that most bal;Al rum
Out all that I ask of you now as a friend
Is ye lovers of brandy your hnhiis to mend,
Ami to keep from the p'ai-a wh-re all liquors are aold
And live year life temp nanco from now 'till yoj't
cold. . .
I.. D. c, q.
3T The Tesipeiunce (JuEriCN. Ye
wish it distinctly understood that wo aro tho
friinds of Temperance and would wish to sco
tho causo prosper throughout tho wholo
country, as long as it is ooiideo'.ed iu tLe
proper way. 'But whavc lecontlyobseiv
ed some things connected with the temper
ance movement which wo cannot and will
not endorse, but on the contrary tho com
munify may expect this paper to oppose it
while it is conducted as it now is. The oili
er day we picked up a paper printed at
Sehnsgrovc called tdO Tanplar'a ai;f,
which is published by Abolitionists, aud the
political complexion of said paper is as dark
as a stack of black cats. In its columns wo
find (lie following : '
"fiesohict, That we hail with delight the
unequivocal expressions of Gov. Geary iu
this important interest, and that we recog
nize in him a temperance man trid and
The above resolution in connection with
others, was adopted at a recent convention
of Good Templars' ield at Felinsgrove.
It is generally supposed that ueary became
a member of the Order of Goc-d Templars'
six months ago, but this is & mistake ; "ror
was he a member v. hen the resolution was
passed. He was initiated about ten days
ago, and the Ilarrisburg Ttkgraph, lha
central organ of tho Radicals of Pennsyl
vania, devoted about a column of its editori
al space to a description of tho initiation of
his Exccllaney. The ceremonials of the or
der were made especially imposing for tho
occasion, and tho wholo-world Wis congrat
ulated upon the auspicious event. Jf there
is any simple soul in the Stato so soft as
not to suppose there was a design in all that,
we pity the credulous creature. Bugadir
General Goverr.gr Qeary is a politition of
very small calibre, but of vast conceit .and
most pretentious ambition. ' ' He is a moral
and political humbug of the very first water.
His abilities are just sufficient to adapt him
to tho task of playing the part of a political
temperance reformer iu the midst of a .Stf.g
excitement on that question. Inuianyway,
short as has been the time since he was in
augurated, he has evidenced an iuordinilo
ambition to bo re-clccled. He thinks ho
ho sees an element of strength irt the tem
perance agitation now going on, and straight
way he turns his back upon she Germans
whom Lo addressed with lager glass in hand
at Erie, und take solemn pledge in a secret
society to smash every beer mug ia Penn
sylvania, .lie hps just the proppcr propor
tions of knave and fool in his composition to
make him a leader the Maine liquorlaw cru
sade. He is already fhihing for re-election
when his present term expires, and in the
meantime the different lodges throughout
the State will be instructed to pass resolu
tions ccmpelliing the members of the Order
to vote for a Good Templar whether he be
a Democrat or a "BepuLIican, and Geary
will be the "Good Templars Candidate"
the same as Cur tin was "The Soldiers'
Friend. "Xortjiundicrhvul Democrat.
Breaking rp Heix ItoLF. An old
preacher in Westcon New York, who was
being persuod by some of bis churchmen,
during the political excitement in that State
last fall, to join the Radical party, raid:
"No, my brethrcu, I can't join that par
ty, because all the Abolitionists in the coun
try are in it ; and Abolitionism, my breth
ren, has douo a wonderful sight of harm
amemg tho people. It bos hurt many shop
herds, and scattered many flocks. It got
into the Methodist church and broko that
up. It got in among tho Presbyterians and
split them in two ; broke the old Union to
pieces. And, my brethren, I dou't know
of anything it is good for but to break down
aud break up. And if you havo any eunuty
against the Qld Boy, I advise you to tend
Abolitionism into his dominions, aud it will
break hell itself up in less thau six weeks."
' Jffl" Two nerroos in Richmond were so
dolighlcd at the idea of being able to ride
in the street cars that they carried uieu
breakfast and dinner with them and remaiu
ed in one of lha cars until night On of
thorn proposed that they should go after
their beds. -
0 A Radical r W ln New Yorlt
that party has becomo "dwarfed and debas
ed in mind."

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