to; si J
' I 'itJESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT. LIKE THE DEWS OP HEAVES. SHOtTXDJBE DISTRIBUTED ALIKE UPON
THE BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT, LIKE THE DEWS OP HEAVEN5, SHOULDiE distributed alike upon the high and the low, the RICH AND THE POOR
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r:t.'i---i-;,':u O Oifj f-Vl
DinroCltAT Jfe SENT,nXEL,.i3 puLlish-
every Wednesday morning, in-Ebeiisburfr,
Jiiiabna w., l ay, at 31 Ju per annum, if paid
- iv AOYiSCB, if n-t $2 will be charged.
:AiVERTISEMKXTS Will bo conspicuously iu-
srted at th? 'KT'iOwing rate, viz:
; ;,l quare S iiisertions, ,
r jKvcry HCbscquent insertion,"
,1 squh'iJc juontliS,
i yr; ' .'t'
Fi'n 1 year,
!V - " . ,
- Iln-MneM Cards. . '
CrTweIve lines constitutfl a square
-THE WEST BMSCH
OF LOCli. IIAYEX, PA.
IICSUllES rKtaclied UuiMinps. . Stores. Mer
chandize, Farm Property, auJ utlier BuilJiugs,
od tl)ir contents.
'.') t K :. flt J ft H : III. . ! S ' '
IIOV. JOBS J. rU.RCE,ll0N". (t C. HaKVEV,
John li. uall,
;fABi.ES A. Matek,
f ""hari.es Crist.
PkTPR Dl' KSOV.
- Hok. a.c.
r. T. A BR A M.S.
D. K. Packman,
T. T. AiiiiAVs,.Yiee
PaiousI IT, Ll-yd,
1 1.. A.' Mackey, .
Jmos Qincgle, "
Jhn W. Maynard,
Ii!i. Simon Cameron
Thos. lovm.iii. M. W
Wm. Fearon, '
Dr. J. h. Crawford,
A. Updegrarr. ' . ,
Hon. Wm. IJigler.
J. C. NOON. A-eut.
IHcutburj:, April 0, 1S5G.
. Ho I tliis Way for; Bargains ! ! .
Elf .1S3 AT JAIR PRICES.
THE undersigued would respectfully inform the
, good citiz-'iis of Ebciisburg and the surround
ing vicinity, that ho has just received -from 'the
liist one of t!ic most choice stodv of goods ever
brought t j this p'.a.-'o. The ''stock is varied, and
elected with an eye to- the- immediato wants-of
- the public. , His stock consists of the following:
A tjmcral txswtmc:il ofi A'ft". .U!es nf Spring
.and Summrr (fiXfli, vomprising.fi variety of La
Am' Drsi GrJs, amoHy whirk trill &e found
Delaina, . .
Jilack Silks. ...
,-. Calicoes, ;
. - Shirts of all kiuds
. Cravats, ; ; :-
l'laiu Gloves, . .
. Fancy .do.
, Together with an innumerable
as-iortmeut of ar-
rlw not menti n'.-d. tua!!- kept in a country
"or. These g'!i will be sold at -fair prices,
"all and examine, even if you do hot wish to pur-
' ebat-C. ' ' ' ' ' .,."; j-:. ;
JtlLLI.MIIlY GOODS. . . , '
' I 10NNEC1WI) with the btoro m ii i.irgcK
KJ tock of MILISSJU O O ODS. Kvry
rticl5 iu this liuewe have hand, and
will be constantly in receipt of the latest stj-l's
of It OS SETS, for old and young. KWHOXS
of every pattern and color, LACLS, EDGIXG,
" ' A beautiful assortment
tof MoURXLXG Goods
rices to suit the times.
invito! to call. and ex-
" now' on hand, and at p
i Lad'wrs are res ncvtfi illy
'ruine thi stock whiali U f;iJ ahead of any gxds
a iimilar kind brought to this place.
, (iEopjjK :rcANx. -
I5en.lurg, April ,22, 1S50. ' ' ., . ;!
TAYLOR &, JONES, '
TllIIE subscribers would res-poctfully inform the
X citizens of Ebeusburg and the surrounding
rtcinity, tliat they have entered into partnership
for the" purpose of giving full satisfaction to all
Mankind and iu the way of giving tits, they may
te found at fthe old establishment formerly occu
pied by D 'VQ iu an 1 Jones, immediately opp osite
U:e 6t ore of Geo. McCann. The public may rest
Assured, that all work entrusted to their care will
He in:ule in a workmanlike manner, and at the
time promised. Garments will bo cut according
o the latCkt fAshiuu.
A. II. TAYLOR. '
'Ebensburg, March 5th 1830.
I'nrmcr'K Look to your. Interests!!
I come tvltl Ciooda to Clothe you 1 1
THE undersigned would respot fully inform the
citizens of Ebensburg, and farmers cf the
mirrounding country that he has arrived with a
Urge STOCK OF DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
consisting of plain and fancy Cassinets a large
T:netv of Jeans. Lmx'iis. JXirrei
flannel.. lilanktfjV VrcrUh and
a.bova -'.ds will be exchansred for wool on low
terms, aud if the goods are riot desirable the niar--et
prico will be paid in Cash. -r. ' ..
'i April 23, 1850. .. JOS. GWINNER.
TiEOUOE IICMTLBY.- . ' . '
' ;: Wliolesale and Retail, "
"Tia Copper, and Sheet-Iron "Ware Kanufactnrer. :
: fUESPECTFULLY informs the citizens of Eb--Jl..
-eEtiburg and the public generally, that he
has purchased the Tin iShop, formerly tarried on
:3ty Alessrs. Davis, Evans & Co., and will contin
ue to carry on , the business in all its yariou?
lrncleB, ' wholesale and retail. His wares will
' ' le- made of the very; best ' material, arid in the
.most' workmanlike manner.'- liepairing of all
kinds' done on the shortest notice, for cash. .'":'
ALSO, House- Spouting made aud put up to
rder ou the lowest terms, for cash. , --
' "Aho on hand and for 6:Ue, a large assortment
of Cook' and Parlor stoves,' for coal or wood, Di-
' ning room stoves. Egg stoves; &c
, Als - a large assortment of grates and fire
, brick, for C joking stovo3, Coal buckets' Shovels
pokers, smoothing irons, &o. &c.'i all of which
will be sold low for cash. " '
. Tin-shop Tind wareroom in part of the building "j
lorroerly occupied by btcphe Lwyd as a cabi-:
;; netwarerooru, and opposite Geo.."M'Cana' store,
" 0"A11 orders pj-ornptly attended to,
JTci.sburg, My,7,.l85S281y, I.."-'!," !
.: . FASHIONABLE -
fir nmn i i n m it nnni
t J U I II I IV Ir W ill 1 U li I U J
SPRING & SUMMER CLOTHING.
n REAT ATTRACTION at the'-New' Store
vJT of Evans and. Hughes, one door above the
Store room 'of Shoemaker &. Clark, where the sub
scribers are nt present receiving and opening a
large and excellent assortnien of fashionable !
i - Ready Made ClotUlng .
of the latest and most approved styles, , which for
cheapness and durability can.-not he excelled by
any , similar establishment in the-county; not
wishing to li ng, but what we pay we will make
good cr take the tcalcr. Every article in the cloth
ing lint, will be kept on hand, viz: snmer Coats,
Sack Covti, Prop do.; Pants, Vests, Cloaks, -e.,
all of the hitest styles. ; ' :- ,
Ciuths, ' Cassimeres, Satinets, Vestings, of all
colours and Ktvles. - -'.;. - ,' 1 ,
! Our' Department of BOYS CLOTHING promUes
a much more extensive selection than usual.
";"Ye tlatter ourselves that we hall bj able to
fuiiish garments suitable for all classes, fitted up
in such a manner, and on such terms that shall
disarm all competition ; We therefore ask a liberal
share of the public patronage.
June 4, '5G. .
X Iltntaaii Iile Saved.
. Dowagiac, Mich., March 11, 1S,6.
J. A. RHODES, Esq. : Dear Sir As I took
your medicine to sell on consignment, ' no cure
no pay," I take pleasure in stating its effects ns
reported to me ov three brothers who live in this
place, aud their 1 testimony is a fair specimen of
all I have received : ; . . '
: W. S. Con'klin told me " I had taken nine
bottles of Christie Ague Palsam, and continual
ly run down while using it until my lungs and
liver were Congested to that degree . that blood
mschargeU from my mouth ana. Lowell so that
another chill. ! The doctors to did all tliey could
for me, but thought I must die. Notning did me
any good until 1 got Rhodes' Fever and Ague
Cure which nt once relieved rue of the distress
and nausea at my stomach and pain in my head
and bowels, and produced a permanent cure in a
short time." .
11. M. Coski.ik says : "I had been been ta
king medicine of as good a doctor as we have in
our county, and taken any quautity of quinine
and specifics without any good result, from 2oth
August to 17th December. Put seeing how nice
lv it operated on my brother, I got. a bottle of
RHODES' FEYER AND AGUE CURE, which
efiected a permanent cure by using two thirds of
a bottle." " .''" '
S. M. Coxki.in- was not here, but both the other
brothers say his case was 'the same as llM's. I
sold the medicine' to both the same day, and the
cure was as speedy from the same small quantity
and I might so specifv,' Yours with respect,
' " ' A. HUNTINGTON.
The above speaks for itself.: Good proof as it
is, it is cf no better tenor than the vast number
of lifoc certificates I have already published, and
the still greater axnu:it that is continually" pour-"
iig in to me. . ' ' ;;" ' -
One thing nxre. Iast year I had occasion to
Caution the PuM in theS2 words:
" I notice one firm irkn hra" taken one o f ?iy
general circular, SHhtlinlfd ihe ' name of their
nostrum for my medicine, and thm trilh braz'-.n
imnwlmce iiul th'-ir jinmpu'et with Vie. exclamation
' Lit th",priii-ie!'' if any other medicine say a
mwh if he dare.' $''. -
Now I take pleasure . in saying .that the Cau
tion referred to the same " Dr.: Christie's Ague
Ralsam " that 13 mentioned in the above cer
tilieate. ' " . ; : -
' There are several other industrious people who'
are applying to their poisonous trash all that I
publish about ray fever and Ague Cure, or Anti
dote to Malaria, except the Certificates of Ctires,
and the Certilicate of th.c celebrated Chemist Dr.
James R. Chiltou of N. Y-, in favor
of its pcr
fectly HARMLESS CHARACTER, which is ai
tached to every bottle. ; Those will always serv
to distinguish mv medicine froni limitations.
- -JAS. A. RHODES, Proprietor.
April 23, 1856. -Sin. - r Providence, R. I.
Fur salo by Druggists generally. .
710U the last two or three years, I have been
engaged in a business kuowu only to myself,-
and, comparatively, a tew others, whom 1 Lave
instructed for . the sum of S'iOG each, which has
averaged me at the rate of from 3,000 to $;"000
per annum ; and ' having made arrangements to
go to Europe iu the - month' of 'August uext, to
engage- in the same businctis, I am willing to give
full instruct tions iu the art to any person in the
United States or Cauadas, who will remit me the
sum of $1. 1 am induced, from the success 1
have been favored with, and the many thaiikf-:!
acknowledgments I .have received from those
whom I. have instructed, and who arc making
frv.111 $") to il5 per day at It, to every person an
opput unity to cijgnge in this business, which is
eay, pleasant, and very profitable, at a small cost.
There is positively No Hcmbl'u in the matter.
References 5 of the best class can be given as re
gards its character, aud I can refer to persons
whom I have instructed, who will testify that
they are making from 45 to $15 per day at the
same. It is a business iu which either LADIES
or GENTLEMEN can. engage, and with perfect
'ease .make a very handsome income. ScveraWa
dies in various parts of "cv York State, Pennsyl
vania, and Maryland, whom I have, instructed,
are now making from $3 to $t) per. day at it. It
is a GENTEEL BUSINESS, aud but a FEW
SHILLINGS are required to start it. Upon re
ceipt of $1, 1 will immediately send to the appli
cant a printed circular containing full instructions
inthc art, which can bo perfectly understood at
once. . : ' ''- 1 "- ' -
Address, A. TJ PARSONS, Ofiice, No. $85
Broadway. New- York; .'; ,; , -
-. April 23, 1856. 2 m. :: ; ;."..- -'
JiHTV II LACK. S31ITH SHOP.
THE subscriber would respectfully inform the
citizens of Ebcnsburg and the vicinity that
he has rented the SMITH SHOP formerly occu
pied -by Michael MeCague," where he intends to
caTry on the B LACKS M ITf IING iu all its.branch-
es. Persons entrusting work to his care can rest.
assured that it will be promptly attended to and
at moderate Tates. He would also, inform the
citizens that the business of -HORSE SHOEING
will be superintended by himself personally.
Owuers of valuable horses will not be under the
necessity of sen ling their stock to a neighboring
village, as his experience in this line i widely
known. - 1 ',." ISAAC SINGER.' '
Ebeusburg, April 9,' 1856.'-'-- ' -'n '. J,
BOCERIES; Can(hes.j. Nuts- and Crackers
i OLD . Rings jandjBreastpius
it it . : u au nrp i nr r l ! v
lienedict'g Appeal to a Uaclilor.
,B J 3 OJI X . G. 6 A X F. .
Dear Cliarles, be persuaded 'to Wed
For a sensible fellow like you,'
It's high time to think of a bod, . ; .',. . :
And muffins and coffee for two. . ... .,,,
So have done with your doubts and delaying, ,
With soul"o adapted to mingle, . ; ; (.,;
No wonder the neighbors are 'saying ;. 1.
" 'Ts singular you should be' single? ;
Don't say that you havn't got timc- ' , ; , : i
-"That business demands your attention
There-is not tlie least re a atn- r- rh y m o -
In the wisest'cxciiso you can mention-.'1 ' '
Don't tell me about"' other fish '' '
Your dut-is done'wheu you buy 'em - '"
And 3 0U never will relish the dish, . , , .
Unless you've a woman to fry 'eml
You may drearn of political fame.
. But your wishes may chanra to miscarry
The best way .of sending one's name . . .
To posterity, Charles, is to marry I ; - :
And here I am willing to own, . :
: After soberly thinking, upon it,
I'd veiy much rather be known ' ; ' ;
By a beautiful son than a sonnet!
Then, Charles, bid your doubting gtod-bye
' ; And dismiss all fantastic alarms ' ' - '
IU be sworn you've a girl in your eye -
Tis your duty to have in 3'our arms! ".
Some trim little maiden of tw enty.
. A beautiful azure eyed c If, ! -
With virtues and grace in plenty, , .
And 110 failing but loving yourself ! .
Don't search for an " angel " a minute
', .For, granting you win in the sequel,
The deucea after all would be in it.
With a union so very unequal! . ,
The angels, it must bo confessed, : ' .
Tn this world are rather' uncommon ;
Aud allow' me, dear Cliarles, to suggest ! '
, You'IT be better content with a wonianl
Then there's the economj, dear, -''
By jtoctical algebra shown.
If your wife has a grief or a tear, . ; ;
Onedialf. by the laws, is your own!
Anl as to the joys, by division , .
,'Thej''re nearly quadrupled, 'tis said'
(Though I never. could see the Aildition . ,
' ' Quito plain in the Item of. bread.)
Then; Charhs. be persuaded to wed .
' For a sensible fellow, like you,. : . .
It's high time' to thiiik of a bed, ; - ,f
And tnuftins and coiTee for two. -::
So have done with your doubts and delaying-
With a soul so adapted to minple; ,
No. wonder tlie neighbors are saying ' ''. 1
...Tis singular you should live (-ingle. r ' '. -
Ethan Allen in Captivity.
Among the episodes of ' the llevolutionary
Yar none is more strange than that of the
queer genius', Ethan Alien. ' In England, the
event and the mau being equally Uncommon
AliYu seemed to have' been a curious combi
nation Of rt Iicivuits, ow . .un,i , a. jti - s
auu a Tom Hyer. .He had a person like the
Belgiau giaut, mountain music like a. Swiss,
and a heart plump as Coocr de Lion's. ' Tho'
born in 2"ew J jiiglaud, he exhibited no traces
of her character, except that his heart beat
wildlv for his country's freedom. ' He was
frank, bluff, companionable as a harvest.-
For the most part, Allou's manner while in
England was scornful and ferocious in the last
degree, although qualified at times by a hero
ic sort of levity. Aside from the inevitable
egotism relatively pertaiuing to pine trees,
spires and giants, there were, perhaps, two
special, incidental reasons for the Titanic Ver
monter's singular demeanor abroad. Taken
captive while leading a' forlorn hope before
Montreal, he was treated with inexcusable
cruelty, and. indignity.' -.Immediately upon
his capture he would have been deliberately
suffered to hf ve been butchered in cold blood
by the Indian allies upon th spot, had he not
with desperate intrepidity vailed himself . of
his enormous physical . strength by twitching
a British officer and using him for a target,
whirling him round and round against the
murderous tomahawks of the savages. Short.;
ly afterwards, led into the town fenced abo-at
with bayonets of the guard, the commander of
the enemy, one Col McCloud, flourished his
cane over his captive's head with brutal in
sults, promising him a rebel's halter at Tyburn
During his passage to England in the same
ship' wherein went passenger Col. Guy Johu-
s'on, the implacable tory, he was kept heavily 1
ironeu in tne iioiu, ana in an respects was
treated like a mutineer ; or it may be, rather
as a lion of Asia, which, ' though caged, "was
too dreadful to behold without fear and trem
bling;', and . consequently cruelty JAnd, no
wonder, ; at least, for on one . occasion , when
chained hand and foot he was insulted by. an
officer.. Yith his. teeth he twisted off the nail
that ( went through the mortice of ' his hand
cuffs,; and 0 having his arms .at liberty, chal
lenged bis insulter to mortal combat. Often
when at Pendennis Castle', when no other re
vengement was at hand, he. would hurl on his
foes such a , torrent of anathemas as fairly shook
them .into -retreat.! Prompted" by ' somewhat
similar motives both ou' shipboard, and in En
gland, he would make the most vociferous al-
' lusions'io5 Ticonderoga', and the part he play-!
ed m its .capture, well knowing that of all the
names .Ticonderoga wa
period, ijfar the naost faeiotis and galling to
Englrshman ?:;J ' i- '..-v.".- C'
j i Israel J'otter; an fexile American , I while
strolling around Pendennis CasJ.lef ?s here Al
len was confined, chanced jto hear him in one
of his .bursts of indignation and madness, of
which the following is a specimen : ' ' ! 0,4
"Brag no more; 'old England t ; consider
that you are only an island ! s Order back vcur
broken battalions, and repent in ashes ? .Long
enough have you hired tdries across the sea.
forgotten the. Lord their God. and bowed to
Howe and Knyphausen the Hessian! Hands
off, red-skinned jackal I : Wearing the King's
plate; as'I, " (meaning probabty," certain
niahacies.) iVive treasure of wrath against
you British ;; ' ' fff ' '; V ": " r.
. Then came a clanking; as of chains; many
vengeful, sccKidss, all confusedly together. -r'.
Then again the voicVi ' "; -
, V Ye broucht me out here from my dun- !
gcon, to thisjgreen, affronting, yon. 8alWth
sun: to see how a rebel looks. " lint 1 11 show
f you how a true gentleman and christian can
I conduct in adversitv. Back, dogs! respect.a
a christian, though he is' in
rags, arid smells of bilgewater. Yes, shine
1 on, glorious suu !' 'Tis the same that warms
l the heart of my Green Mountain boj-s, and
I lights up with its rays the golden hills .of
ormout. , ' ' ' ,.; ', .,'.''.
Filled with astonishment at these words,
which came from over a massive wall, inclu
ding what seemed an open, parade space, Is
rael pressed forward, and soon came to a black
archway leading far within, underneath, to a
grassy tract to a tower. Like 'two boar's
tu.sk s two sentries ' stood on guard at either
side of the open jaws of the arch.' Scrutini
zing our adventurer a 'moment, thev signed
him to enter. . , . ..'f ' '
Arriving at the end of the arched wav
where the sun shone.' Israel transSxcd at the
1 scene. ' . - " "'
Like some baited bull in the ring, crouched
the gigantic captive,, handcuffed m before ;
the grass of the green' all gored and trampled
all about him, both ' by his own movements
and those of the people around. Except some
soldiers 'and sailors,' these',' seemed mostly
town's people, collected here' out of curiosity
The stranger was oiitlandishly arrayed ic the
j sorry remains of a hall-Indian, ualt-Lanadian
1 sort of dress,! consisting of a fawn skin jacket
j tho" fur outside, aud hanging in raeged
! tufts a half Yotten bark like a belt of wam
agcl breeches of sagathy ; darned wor j
stockings, reaching to the knees; old I
riddled with holes, their, metal tags
yellow with; fait water rust; faded red wool
en bonnet," not unlike a. Russian night-cap, or
a portentious ensanguined full moon, all soil
ed and 'stuck' about' with half, rotten ' straw :
uushaven beard, matted and prOfuse cs ft corn
field beaten down by hall stones.' " His whole
marred aspect was that of a wild beast", but a
royal soit, and uusubdued by the cage. ' '
." Aye, stare !' slare !. thou but last night
dragged me out of a ship's-hold like a smutty
tierce, and this morning out of j our littered
barracks therejike a lnurder'er-for all that
you may well stare at Ethan Tieofideroga Al
len, the conquered soldier, by ' 4 Y"ou Turks
never saw a christian before. ' Stare" oil ! ; I
am he who, when Lord Howe wanted to bribe
a patriot to fall down and Worship him by "an
offer of a major genralship,' and five thousand
acres of choice land in Vermont -ha ! three
times three for glorious Vermont and the
Green Mountain boys ! hurrah ! hurrah I htr
rah ! I ani he, I say', who" answered your
Lord Howe:' ' 'You, you olTcrJ our land?
You are like the devil in scripture',' offering all
the kingdoms of. the world, when the cursed
soul had not a corner lot on earth!' Stare on,
"Look, you" rebel you, -you had best heed
how you talk against General Lord Howe,
here !". said a thin, wasp waisted, epauleted
officer of the castle, coming near and flourish-
Ills sword about him like a school-master S
ferule. , . - - ' '
" General Lord Howe!' Heed how I talk
of that toad-hearted king's lick-spittle of a pol
troon ! the vilest wriggler in God's worm home
below. I tell you the hordes of red-haired
devils are impatiently shouting to ladle Lord
Howe with his gang you includedinto the
seethin-est syrups of Tophet'.s hottest flames.
At this bla the wasp-waisted officer was
blown backwards as from the suddenly burst
head of a steam boiler. Staggering away
with a snapped spine, he muttered something
about its being beneath fcfe dignity to bandy
forth words -with a low lived rebel.
-" Come, come, Colonel Allen," said a mild
looVlnc man. in a sort of clerical un-Jress,
" respect the day, better than to talk thus of
what liesbejond. Were you to die this hour,
or what is more probable,, be hung next week
at Tower wharf, you know not what might
become of yourself." ' . ' - ' '
"Reverend sir," said Allen, tfith a mocking
bow, " when no better employed than braid
ing my beard, I have dabbled a little in your
theologies. .And let me tell you, reverend
sir," .lowering and intensifying his voice,
" that as to the world of spirits of which you
hint.though I know nothing of the mode or
manner of that worldno more than 'you do,
yet I expect, when" I arrive there, to be treat
ed as other gentlemen of merit.'- This is to
say, far better than you British know ' bow to
treat an honest man and a meek hearted chris
tian captured in honorablo 'war;', by !
Every one tells me, as yourself just told me,
as crossing the sea every billow dinned in my
ear thatl, Ethan Allen,' am to be hung
like a thief. . If I am, the Great Jehovah and
continental congress shall avenge me, while I,
for my part, will jshow you, even on the tree,
bow a christian "gehileman" can die. Mean
time; sir,lif .you. arc the clergyman you look,
act 'yont' consolatory function by getting an
unfortunate christian gentleman ; about to die,
a glass of punch." ff '-f ' 7?
' L The good-natured stranger,' not to-liave his
religious courtesy appealed to irr vain,' imme
diately dispatched his servant' who stood by,
to procure the bcVeTageV ' ' . J 1
At this juncture, a faint rustling sound, as
if. the advancing of an army with: banners,.
was heard. ; bilks, scarfs and ribbons flutter
ed in the" background.-. .Presently .a bright
squadron of bright ladies drew nigh, escorted
by certain outriding gallants, of Falmouth.
" Ah," sai i a strange voice, "what a strange
-sash, and furred vest, anl what . leopard-like
.teeth,, and what flaxcncl hair, but all mildew
ed ; is that he Yf ' " ; '
"Yes, it is, lovely charmer," said Allen,
like an Ottoman, bowing over, his broad bo
vine and breathing the word3 like a lute ; '" it
is he- Ethan Allen, the soldier; now. since
ladies eyes visit him, made trebly a captive."
"Why. he talks like a beau in the parlor-r-tbis
wild-mossed American from the wood,"
sighed another. fair lady to herniate; "but
can this be he we came to see ? . I must have
a lock of bis hsir."
." It is he, adorable Delilah ; and fear not,
thouirh excited bv the foe. bv clioDincr niv
locks tr ' dvcindle strenirth Give, me vnnr
j sword, man," turning to an ofricur ; ab,
j I'm fettered. Clip it yourself, lady."
" No, no I aui-
" Afraid, you would say? Afraid of the
sword frieud and champion of all ladies, all
around the world ? Nay come hither."
The lady advanced ; and soon overcoming
her timidity, her white band shone like whip
ped foam among the waves of flaxen hair.
Ah, this is clipping tangled tags of gold
lace," she cried ; " but see, it is half straw."
" But the wearer ; ia no man of straw,
lady; were I free, and you had ten thousand
foes,, horse, foot aud dragoons how like a
friend I could fight for you ! Come -you
have robbed me of my hair ; let .me rob the
dainty hand of its price. What L afraid
again I - .
"" No, not that, but "
" I see, lady ; I may do it by your leave,
but T: ?t by your word the wonted way of all
the ladies There, it is done. ;-wecter that
kiss than the bitter heart of the cherry." :
. "When at length this lady left, no small talk
was had by her with her companions about
some way of relieving the lot of so kcigbtlv
and unfortunate h man, whereupon a worthy,
judicious gentleman of middle age, in atten
dance, suggested a-bottle of wine every day,
and clean linen every week. . And these, the
English women ta polite and too good to be
fastideous did actually send to-Ethan Allen,
so long as hs tarried a captive - in their land
' The withdrawal of this company was follow
ed by a different scene. ' A perspiring man
I iu top boots, a riding whip iu his hand, and
having the air of a prosperous farmer, brush
ed in like' a stray bullock, among the rest, for
a peep at the giants-having just entered thro'
the arch as the ladies passed outj '. . . . ..
: Hearing that the man who tookTiconJe-
roga was here in Pendennis Castle,.. I've rid
den twenty-five miles to see him, and to-mor
row. my brother will - ride forty miles for the
filling puipust-. - ujv. iirtu; uy :..ur.-nii..
Sir." lie continued.- addressing the-cantive.
'" will you let; me ask you a few questions, and
be free with you V.' 1 jr. . .V
" Be free with me?. With all my heart.
I love freedom above' all things. I'm ready
to die i for freedom ; I expeet to. , So bq as
free ns you please. - .What is its
' " Then, sir, permit me to ask what is your
occupation in life ? in time of peace; I mean."
' You talk like a tax-gatherer," replied
Alleu squinting diabolically at him. " What
is mv occupation in life ? Why, in my young
er days, 1 1 studied divinity, : but ,at , present I
am a conjuror by profession." . . . - .- v
j Hereupon everybody laughed, ns well at the
manner as the words, and the nettled farmer
retorted - c' '- -
that time you were taken.'.' -., ; ;
Not o wrong,- though , as you Bi itish did
that time I took ticonderoga, my friend."
- At this juncture the servant came jn with j
4 Knrol of rmneh. which his master bade him
a uuiii vi '
give to the captive.
" No! give it to me, Eir, with your own
hands, and pledge me . as a gentleman to a
I cannot pledge a state prisoner. Colonel
Allen, but I Avill baud you the puuch vvith niy
own hand, since you iusistupon it."
" Spoke and done like a true gentleman ; 1
am to you." .
Then receiving the puuch iutohis manacled
hand.?, the irou rTnuioc against ihe chln, he
put the bowl to his lips, saying: " 1 hereby j
give the British natiou crcdit for half a min- (
utes good usage," at one draught emptied it ;
to the bottom.
. ' The rebel gulps it down like a swilling
hog at the trough," hero scoffed a lusty pri
vate of the guard off duty
" Shame on you," cried the giver of the
I owl. '' ' f Y
- r Nay,- sirj his red coat is a blush to him,
as it is to, the whole British army." Then
looking derisively "upon tho private, "you
object to my way of taking things, do you?
I fear I shall never be able to please you.
You objected to the way, too, in which I took
Ticonderoga, and the way I meant to take
Montreal. Sclah ! but pray, now I look at
you, arc you not the hero 1 caught dodging
around in his shirt, in the cattle pen inside the
fort 1 .It was the break of day remember."
.. Come; Yankee," here swore the incensed
private, ". cease this, or I'll tau your old fawn
skin for ya with the flat of this sword, for a
specimen ;" laying it la-hwise, but not heavi
ly, across the captive's back. ... . . ,.- ? '..
Turning fcke a tiger, the , giant, catchiug
the steel between his. teeth, wrenched it. from
the private's grasp, aud Btriking it with his
nianacles, sent it spinuingHlike., a juggler's,
dagger, into the air, saying-: . s . t ;
. T.ac vnur rlirtv coward's, iron u a tiM
ontlemao as-ain'.- and tbeSe.r lifting his hand
1 j .
cuffed fists, shall bo the beetle of . mortality j
MMrtW"fV,o,i Midler wmld" have "struck
him with all his force,- but several men of the
town itorposing-. . reminded . hjni that it wa.M
outrageous to "attack a chained captiver-.j j --"
" Ah, said Allen, I am accustomed to
thai; and therefore Vvtvn7 befofeliaiiif-wilhryou ;
and the extremity of wbatrl eay against "Bri
tain is not meant for youkmdfriecids but for
my insultcrs present aedto PW9AJsV')i
"Theft " rccogniring amng--tho interposcrs
the giver of the bowl,' he turned with a cour
teous b0W Sajig-Jf-;. - 7 ff 1 T
" Thank "yOu; ;agaiu anI" agin ray good
air ; ydu may not be the" worse of- it f "ours ia
an unstable world so that one gentleman ncv
er knows when it may bo his turn to be helped
of another.", , . , . . ' ' f
But the soldiers fctill 'making ii riot and tle
commotion growing general, u gnperioi p0ic;r
stepped up, who terminated the scene by re
moving the prisoner, to the cell, di.Mnis.siog th
townspeople, with ell strangers, Israel ao.ong
the rest, and elosing the castle after them.
A Singular ASair. m
We have a bit of new s from Holland, whien
coming nt this time, excites a ood deal of attention..-
.A man at the Hague, becoming ti
red of his wife, rttenipted to poison herlo , the
following manner: They had sat down Id
dioner, and while fche left-the' room. pr; her
back was turned, he put the poisou into hef
soup". Not daring to trust himself in her pres
ence he feigned some excuse and left the room.
By a wonderful Providence, when she cam-)
to the table, a spider had dropped from -"'tha
ceiling of the room into the soup plate. She
was especially afraid of spiders and her hus
band had often laughed at her for it So she
carefully took the spider out with a: ppoon,
and finding she could not bring herself to eat
it, she, in the adsence of her husband, chan
ged the plates and ate his soup. After a whilo
he came back and devoured what he supposed
to be the pure soap. He was immediate!
taken with convulsions and expired. Before
death he confessed that he had poisoned th
soup, and that it must have been put before
him, uninteutionally, by bis wife, Now how
narrow was the escape vf his wife, not only
from being pojsoned, but from being Kung.y
If the mau had died without confession, the
woman must have been immediately arrested.
Poison would have been found in the roan arid
in the soup-plate. She gave him the -soup.
Here would have been circumstantial evidence
strong enough to have
hung her, and an ih-
f nocent woman would ha vo expired but for lh
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Flowers-! . . . ,' :
In his joy and in his. sorrow, man loves to
surround himself with-- plants and flowers..
He crowns the brida with sweet myrtle or the
pure Orange blossoms ; "the laurel : Fpeaks to
him of glory, and renown j the f aim-branch f
glorious hopes for the future. ) And. when tfcd
loved one departs," he turns again to the flow-
j ers of the earth and the trees of, the forest, to
grieve wuh uiem ana to give expression 01 nis
- sorrow. From the South Sea to the icy North.
from East to West, grief finds the same sim
ple um toucning expression, lue mourninfr
peasant of Normauny burns the lowly straw
bed on which his-friend "expired before his
hut, and the round black spot; as it contrasts
with the green turf by its side, ' remains lopg
an humble but eloquent epitaph of? him who .
left no other record behind. . In peaceful vil
lages we see neither gorgeous monuments, cor
lofty trees rising in honor of the dead and ,
we fear as frequently in pruise of .the living"
but, sweeter far, the graves are covered with
green sod or humble flowers. "Weadorn
graves," says the gentle Evelyn, "with flow
ers and redolent plants, just emblems of thi
life of those fading beauties, whose roots be
ing buried in dishonor, rise again in glory.
The Japanese deck with flowers their 'eter
nal mansion,' and the Turks rwrnn-- -
Dp seen no more, ,1:1 order, that a ziatursl
irrowth of bloom .diail spring up. through the
j apertures, and that the bud to nourisnca oy
i the grave, and set free to the winds of heavek
shall shod their fragrance and strew their pe
tals around the Moslem's ' city of Silence.'
The western traveler gazed with deep sympa
thy upon the grave of the Chinese; it is Ji
simple, conical mound of earth, but over it
srrcad and twine wild roses, aud cover it witb
a mass of pure white blossoms ; or it is crown
ed in simpt'2 majesty, with a tall plant of wa
ving grass. Our cities, also, now love to bu
ry their dead where woods unfold their iras
sive foliage aud breathe an air of heaven -their
better taste has made the green grovf
aud the velvet lawn sacred to the memory cf
those that are goue to the realms of peace.
Explanation or Attohxets. The follow
ing examination of a certain candidate for ad
mission to the bar, taken from the Western
Law Journal, is decidedly agood one. The ex
aminer commences with the following : 1
Do you smoke V " I do isir." ml
" Have you a spare cigar 5''
Yes, sir." . (Extending a short six. )
; Xow, sir, what is the first duty of a law
yer." " To collect fees." , ".(.t
" " Whatisthesecoud?" ' .
'1 To increase the uuniWr of Lis clieule.
' When docs your position towards ytur eli
eut chauge ?" '" , '.
' When making a bill of costs
"Explain?' " ' ; -f '
-" When they occupy the antagonistic posi
tion, I assume the character of plaintiff and
they defendant." . : . . , . -
: A suit decided, how do yaa stand with
the lawyer conducting tho other ider"
l!heek by jowlN" ...... ...... !
.'Enough, sir yr promise -to twin an
ornament to vour proL'tsiop., and I wish you
success. jKo-w. you arc aware of the duty yon
owe me 'i" ' " I am. sir." Describe it
'"It is to invite you to drink.- ' :
3 But; suppo8'?;t decline?" " '- -
(Candidate scratching his head.) "" Therft
is no instance of this kind ;on record in-the
! t 1 t w .1. . :
4 Voif are right, and the confidence with
which you make the assertion hows thalyo
have read the law' attentively. ; Let na have
drink, rmd 1 will sign your. certificate
-XJ"1 monies, and l pys, at -
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