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M'ENRUE. :nburg, Jnna 14. 15. RUSSEIJ, & WOODRUFF, RESALE DEALERS in. TOBACCOS, III ARS, PIPES, &c, c. No. 13 Third street, above Market, PWUtutel- .,Va. June 21, 18C6.-ly. OBERTE. JONES. EbensLur, Cambria co., I'a., alcr in T.i!i:hT. The hishr.st prices. uh. paid for CHERRY, POPLAR, AS1I LIND LUMBLR. '.enslurg, Nov. 8. lCS. I JOHN P. LINTON, pORNEY AT LAW, Johnstown. Pa. 21-e in bunuing on corner of .daiu and aki'.n stieet, opposite Mansion House, " i 2o r. Entrance on Franklin street. j':.r.itewn, Nov. U , lfc65.. D. M'LAUGHLIN, TOP.N'EY AT LAW, Johnnlotcn, Pa. -Cca in the Exchange building, on the 3-'"of Clinton and Locust streets up Will attend to all business ccanect .:b 'nis profession, e:. 9. 1863.-tf. Lime for Sale. - tiiiScTft.tied is prepared to ship Lirao c'na Lilly Station, or No. 4, on the Penn a; lUilroai to Ebenbburg, Johnstown, :y ether point on the Fcnna. R. E... cr "sacnes. Address. WM. TILEY. art8,-tf Ilerntock, Cambria co., Pa. STATES UNION HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA. 5 HOTEL is pleasantly situated on the ch stda of llarket btrcet, a few doors Sixth street. It crntrai locality j it particularly deairal !c to pereons 25 tne city en Lusi:,u;s or pleasure. T. II. E. SAN DEES, Proprietor. iM 21. 1866.-Xy. V HAT AMI CAV STORE : Dealer in HATS and CAPS. BOOTS fOES, and GENTLEilENS5 FUIIN 'G GOODS, such & Dra tt.era. Shirts. irs Handkerchiefs, Neckties, Stockings, umDrt-l.as, ic, keeps constantly on a ceneral f low as the lowest. ' instowp, Juae 2i, l866.-ly. SCOTT iiniTSP 1 Siree,t'nJ!l'?tovn co Co., Pa., .. A. ROW & CO.. Pronrirtor. 5 HOUSE baring beeo refitted and antly famished, is now open for the tuici laiuimui oi guests. Tne cors ty long experience in hotel keep- i.uiieni iney can satisfy a dis- -atinc rublie. ft Kar is supplied with the choicest Mof liquor and wines. 1 5uads Job Wc;k done at this'c. W. II. SECIILEK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, and PRACTICAL SURVEYOR, Eberuburg, Fa., office in the Commissioners ofuee. Dec. 7, 18C5.-tf. WILLIAM KITTELL, A' TTORNEY AT LAW, Ensburj, Pa. Office in Colonade Row, Centre street. Dec. 4, lS64.-tf. F. P. TIEKNEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Elensburg, Pa. Office in Colonade Row. April 5, 18C5-tf JOSEPH M'DONALD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ebemburg. Pc Ofiice on Centre street, opposite Moore's Hotel. Apr. 26, lSCo-tf JOHN FENLON, I TTORNEY AT LAW, Elensburg Pa. H Office on High street, adj-.iniag hia resi dence. May 4,1865. (1.42.) GEORGE M. HEED, I TTORNEY AT LAW, Ebensfurj, Pa. l Office on ilain street, three aoors East oi Julian. May i, 1605. GEORGE W. OATmXn! I TTORNEY AT L,V, Ebcnsburg, Ta. A nice in Colonade Row, Centre street. Kovomler 23, lSG6.-tf. (1.37.) V. A. SHOEMAKER, I TTORNEY AT LAW. Ebensbunt , Pa Office on High street, one door East of the Banking House of Lloyd & Co. December 7, 1865. " (tf.) CYRUS Jj. PERSUING, ATTORNEY AT LAW, JoTtnstoirn, Pa. Office on JIain street, second floor over the Bank. May 4, lSIS.-tf. JAMES C. EASLY, AT T O R N E Y - A T -LAW, Carrolltown, Cnmbria County, Penna. Collections promptly attended to. Aug. 23, 1366-ly R. L JOUSSTON. J K. SCANLAN. JOHNSTON & FCANLAN, Attorneys at Law, Ebensburg, Cumbria co., Pa. Office opposite the Court House. Ebenaburg, Nov. 15, lSGe-tf 1L J. LLOYD, SUCCESSOR to R. S. Bun. Dealer in DRUGS. MEDICINES AND PAINTS. Store on Main street, opposite tho "Moore House, Ebeusburg. Pa. May 17, '6G.tf. V. S. BARKER, RETAIL DEALER, in Dry Goods, Boots, ShiTes, Hats, Caps, Groceries, ccc ; keeps constantly on hand a general assortment. Store on High street, Ebensburg, Pa. Sept 2S, 18C5. SHIELDS HOUSE, LO PETTO, CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA., THOMAS CALLEN. Proprietor. fllUIS house ia now open for tho accommo- dation of the public. Accommodations as good as the country will a fiord, and charges moderate. May 31, 18GC.-tf. DR. D. W. EVANS, TENDERS his professional services to tho citizens of Ebensburg and vicinity. Office one door east of R. Davis' store. Night calls made at his residence three doors west of R. Evans' cabinet ware room. May 31, lS65-Cm J. C. WILSON, M. D., 6FFERS his services as PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, to the citizens of Ebensburg and surrounding country. Office three doors East of the Presbyterian Church, La the room formerly occupied by Dr. Jones. Ebensburg, April 12, 1866. 3m.. S. BELl'ORD, DENTIST, CONTINUES to visit Ebensburg personally on the 4th Monday of each month. During his absence Lewis N. Snyder, who studied with the Doctor, will remain in the effice and attend to all business entrusted to him. June 7, 1866. " LLOYD & COT CANKERS, Ebensburg, Pa. Gold, Silver, J) Government Bonds, and other securities, bought and sold. Interest allowed on time deposits. Collections made on all accessible points in the United States, and a General Banking business transacted. March 1, 18G6.tf. UNION HOUSE, TJBENSBURG, Ta., JOHN A. BLAIR, ft Propietor, spares no pains to render this hotel worthy of a continuation of the liberal patronage it has heretofore received. His table will always be furnished with the best the market affords; his bar with the best ct liquors. His stable is large, and will be attended by an attentive and obliging hostler. June 4, 18CS.-tf. 1866. PHILADELPHIA. 1866. WALL PAPERS. HO WELL & BOURKE, MANUFACTURERS OF PAPER HANGINGS AND Window Shades, Corner FOURTH & MARKET Streets. PHILADELPHIA. K. B. Always in Store, a Large Stock of LINEN & OIL SHADES. Harch. 1, 1855.3m. From the Lady's Friend. Sweets of Woman's Life. BY MARGARET 6WAVNE. A babo at rest on mother's breast, Too young to smile or weep, Conscious of naught but mother's love, So sweet is infant's sleep. A child at play in meadows green, Plucking the fragrant flowers, Chasing the bright-wing'd butterflies, So sweet aru childhood's hours. A maiden fair as early dawn. Radiant wiih every grace, Gladd'ning the eye that looks on her, So sweet is beauty's face. A softly bl'.isLing, downcast lock, Murmur of startled dove, Answering another's tender words, So sweet is maiden's love. A white-robed virgin kneeling low. Before God's altar bows, Forever joined two hearts and hands, So sweet are marriage vows. A youthful mother bending o'er Iler first-born beauteous boy, Forever hers till death shall part, So sweet a mother's joy. A matrcn in life's autumn-time. With ycung life clustered o'er, Her cLidren's children clasp her knees, So rich is autumn's store. An aged form, whose dimming eyes Foretell departing breath, A re closed by grateful, loving hands. So sweet is peaceful death. Six feet of grass-grown flow'ry sod On earth's kind shelt'ring breast, Forever freed from grief and pain, So sweet eternal rest. RUNNING THE GAUNTLET. The terrible chastisement known as "running the gauntlet" was abolished in Austria in lbo-4. For years it had been a favorite mode of punishment, and. was a cruel and barbaiuus remnant of thoic dark and dismal times called the middle ages. The character cf the punishment may be inferred from the following desc.ip tion, by an eye witness, of tha last execu tion of the kind : On an autumn morning in the year 1351, the garrison of the fortress of Ther esienstadt, oa the Egar liiver, in Bohe mia, waa forrutd. in a large square on the spacious place Lk fore the resident of the commandant. In the middle of the square, drawn up in lile, stood n company of a rifle battalion, to which, tho delin quent belonged. It was unarmed, (there were three hundred,) being provided with a switch, placed at a 6iim.ll distance from hi; next man. At tho tenth stroke of the clock, the drums were beaten, and amidst a silence deep and oppressive, tha prisoner was marched into the square. He waa as fine a looking man as ever I 6et eyes upon ; tall, powerful and well formed. ills handsome ieature?, to which a black mustache gave a bold and martial expression, shone forth in the full glow and vigor of manhood, only they vcre of a deadly paleness. He waa a non-commissioned officer, and during the campaign in Italy, in 1840 he had dist'mguishd himself in such a manner that bis superior officers had recommended him for promotion. Aus tria is more generous than England towards those that shed their blood in Ler service, and he would have been made a commis sioned officer long since in spite of his humble origin and Lis poverty if it had not been for a fatal impediment. This impediment was his own passionate tem per ; he was a very choleric man, Larsh and brutal towards his inferiors, morose and stubborn towards his superiors, when ever they deemed it necessary to check or rebuke him. 11a was hated by tho men to the utmost. There was not a private in the whole battalion that had not vowed him revenge, lie had never made one friend, nor did ho care to have one. Strict in the performance of his military service the most minor duties of which he discharged with the utmost exactness ho went hi3 own way, proud, reserved and solitary. Innumerable were the pun ishments which he had brought upon the men ; for however slight the offense might be, ho was sure not to pass it over in si lence. His superior officers respected him for his usefulness, his ability, and his exacti tude ; but they did not like him. The evident lack of humanity in the man made him an object of doubt rather than' love. Moreover there was a vague rumor about his having once struck his own officer in the midst of a pell mell, caused by a hand to hand encounter with the enemy. The report never took a clear shape, the officer having been kilLvl. The ecgagemc.it and gossiping of a few woundelooluieit, had much too incohe rent and contradictory to lead to a formal investig-tion of the matter ; besides it waa at the victory of Navarra. He had great ly distinguished himself, and the old Field MarsLal l'adezky had w ith his own hands affixed the goldtu niedul on Lis breast. The rumor, however, -together with the knoweledga of his harch aad violent tem per, caused his name to be erased from the list of those who were recommended for Ligher promotion. When this incident was made known to him ho became even more sullen, more rigid, more cruel than ever, but always, as it was well understood, for the benefit cf the service, the slightest demauda of wlich he performed with the same immu table strictness as he enforced them to be done by others. A few weeks previous to tho dreadful punishment w hich he had now to undergo, he was mounting guard in the outworks with some twenty or twcntylive men of his own company. It was a chiliy, rainy night, and when the sentries where relieved they were glad to stretch themselves, wet as they were, upen tho floor near the large stove in the middle cf the guard-room. The floor not being very clean (floors sel dom are in thce localities,) and the white uniforms cf the men being wet, it was no wonder that the dirt adhered to them with a tenacity that denied all exertions to get it off, when the wcru rs were roushed by the sergeant to prepare for standing guard once more. The more they tried to rub their clothes clean the morn sturdily he lent a helping hand to their endeavors by an application of tho sad equipment of every Austrian noncommissioned officer, the stick. While he was fully at work, cutting, away at the men, with a powerful armthe door opened, and the officer on duty entered the guard room. "Attention !" commanded the sergeant, and sahituig the superior, ho made the report that nothing worth remarking had happened. The officer, a young ensign, fresh from the military school, and almost a boy, took no notice whatever of the im portant news, Lut asked the sergeant, in a brisk and somewhat impetuous manner, what he waa again striking the men for. The sergeant, already much annoyed at this interference, gave a surly and unwill ing answer, and when the young officer rebuked him in a severe and perhaps some what haughty manner, losing all self-control, lifted up his hand against his officer. It wa3 but one faml moment, quick ns lightening. The uplifted hand never de scended ; it was caught by a uoaoi; power ful arms. lie was felled to the ground and disarmed. Half an hour afterwards he found himself in frent of the casemates. Lifting the arm against a superior i3 considered a capital crime. In thi3 case it had been committed whilst both parties were on duty, and the Austrian military law3 are the very last in the world to be trifled with. The following day lie was tried by court martial and sentenced to bo shot. When the sentence waa forwarded to the competent authority for ratification, it happened to bo the superior's birthday ; capital punishment was commuted, the prisoner had to run the gauntlet. A cruel act of grace was this commuta tation ! When the first sentence had been read over to hira, he had remained cold, impassable, not a muscle of his proud face stirred, lie did not fear death: he had looked it in the face many a time without flinching; :nd to die in the open air, pierce l by a dozen balls, a soldier's death, why should he care much for that ? But when he was informed that he had to run the gauntlet twice throughout his company, after having been previously degraded, h trembled for the first time in-his life. He knew of many a Boldicr who .had run the gauntlet thrice through a whole battalion, and not even the worse of it after all ; he knew of some that had married afterwards nnd brought up families of children ; he was fully aware that the issue of this ter rible torture depended entirely upon the disposition of the men. Dreadful reflec tion ! Above all ho thought of the shame, the dishonor, and the proud heart was well nigh giving way. On the evening previous to the punish ment, the 2d rifle battalion of Kheren buller infantry would have been unfit for service the men were drunk. They bad got up a carousal in joy and honor of the coming day. But in the morning they were sober enough. The drums ceased to beat as soon as the prisoner had arrived in the middle of the square ; his escort fell back. He stood alone near the right wing of the company. There waa a dead fi le nee ; not a respiration was to be heard from all the thousands gathered on the spot The commanding officer read the sentence over to him for the eecond time. This done, he exorted the men, according to custom, to dispense with all feelings of compassion, and to do their duty confor mably to the law. The colonel went through bis part of the formality in a quick and hurried manner, as if he were unwilling to perform it. So he was ; he knew but too well, that, in thia instance, there was no need for exhortation. These preliminaries being over, the prisoner was delivered into the hands of the provost. When the latter tore off from his uni form the golden lace and galloons, the marks of Lis military rank, throwing them at hia feet, the face of the unfortunate man became purple, and his dark eyes flashed lire. When he was stripped of his coat and shirt, and placed at the entry of the terrible ffrect through which Le had to pass, he became pale again. Two sol diers went flhead ; they marched back ward, with thdi bayonets presented to his breast, so as to force him to keepmea.sulC j to the drum which brought up the rear. The drum was muffled ; its low and small beats sounded like the music of a funeral procession. When be received the first stroke his futures assumed an expression of pain, and his firm-set lips quivered slightly. This was, however, the only sign cf sen sation. Crossing his arm3 orcr his breat, and pressing his teeth close together, his proud face remained henceforth immova ble. Hia merciless enemies enjoyed but an incomplete triumph after all. They might slash his body to pieces, but his proud, indomitable spirit they could not break. The blows descended with a fear ful violence upon him. After the first dozen, blood came ; but never did be utter one single exclamation of pain ; never, not even with a look, did ho implore for mer cy. An expression of scorn and disdain was deeply set on Lis face, as pale as death. When he had reached at last the left wing of the company, his lacerated back presented a fearful appearance. Even his most exasperated enemies might well have been satisfied now. If'it had been pos?ible, the commanding officer him self would have interceded in hia behalf. But this waa not even to be thought of; the law must have its course. They faced him right about ; he had to make the same way back again. There was one formality connected with this punishment which was a cruel, bar barous and shameful mockery ; the delin quent had to thank his executioners for his tortures. When this victim had arrived at the file leader of the right wing of his company, and the dreadful execution w;-3 over at last, he threw one last, Ion look, full of contempt, at his tormentors. Then he was seen staggering, like a drunken man, towards the commanding efficer. His eyes swollen with blood, beamed with an unnatural brightness, his respiration was short ana painful ; touching bis head with his right hand, in token of the military salute, he said in a voice that came out of his throat with a rattling sound, but that wa?, nevertheless, distinctly audible over the place, "I have to thank your honor for this exquisite punishment," and fell down dead. A youg lady the other day,- in the course of a lecture (after the man and man ner of M'i5S Anna E. Dickinson,) said : "Get married, young man, and be quick about it too. Don't wait for the millenium, hoping that the girls may, turn to angels before you trust yourself with one of them. A pretty thing you'd be alongside an angel, wouldn't you you brute ? Don't wait another day, but right now this very night ask Borne nice, industrious girl to go into partnership with you, io clear your pathway of thorns, and plant it with flow ers." Healthy old gal, that. Buckley, in one of the lectures made use of an illustration that III bear ro peating : "Holding a .!:rae close to hia eyes with one band, and a half dollar at some distance with the other, said he : "Now, I cannot see ihe hall dollar with thia eye, for the dime is so near it, it obscures my vision.i So ; Is with men of business: in their eagerness to save a dollar, they often lo3e sight of the fifty within their reach." ji A Milwaukee young Cy had her "cap set" for a "rather large feller," but failed to win him, when a confidant tried to comfort her willi the words : ;Never mind, Mollie, thTe are as goc f:rh :r. the sea as ever were caught" "Mollie know that," replied her little brother, "but she wants a whale." The following was taken from a country journal "Lost or atraide from the subscriber, a sheep all over white, one leg waa black, and half of his body. All persons shall receive five dollars to bring him. He was a she gsat" We take the following extract, dc. live of the Catskill Mountains, from v mgton Irvinga recently published pc;: mous work, er.tit.L5d tho 'Spanish Ppjvi..- "My whole voyage up the Hudson full of vvender and romance. I w . lively boy, somewhat imaginative, ef r faith, and prone to relish every t'aiD tr paitook of the marvelous. Among i: -passengers cn board of the elocp wi3 veteran Indian trader, on hia wy to l,-: lakes to traffic with tho natives. lie I. . discovered my propensity, and ami:. c Limself throughout the voyage by tel it T me Indian legends and grotesque stori .'i about every noted place on the river as JSpuyten Devil Creek, the Tappan i : the Devil's Dana ' Kainmer, anu c : . : hobgoblin places. "The Catskill Mountains, e?pec 'y , called forth a host v'C fanciful traultic l;. We were all day slowly tiuin- aion- u. sight of then, so that h had full tijij t . weave his whimsical narratives. In I'. :. mountains, he told m:, according to vi dian belief, was kept tho great treasury r-i storm and sunshine for the region of tL? Hudson. Au old squaw spirit had cisa.fov of it, who d vcit on the highest peak c: the mountain. Here she kept V j v Night shut up in her wigwam, letting c-t only one of them at a time. Jite ma a new Moons every month, End hung thtiii. op in the sky, culling up the old ones i.. to stars. Ihe great Manitou, or master spirit, employed her ta inanufar-Mr clouds ; sometimes she wove them out c f cobwebs, gossamers and morning dv,-: and sent them off, flake after flake, tolL : in the air and give light summer showe".. Sometimes she would brew up black tLua der storms and scud down di-enching raind to swell the streams and sweep everything away. - "He had many stories, also, abotv, mischievous spirits who infested the moun tains in the shape of animals, and playe-i. all hinds of pranks uf.on Indian hun:0. J, decoying them i:ito quagmires and mors ses, or to the brinks of torrents and preci pices. All these were doled out to me as 1 lay cn the deek throughout a long sum mer's day, gazing upon these mountains, the ever-changing shapes and hu63 which appeared to realize the magical influences ia question, bometiines they seemed to approach ; at others to recede ; during the heat of tl.s day they almost melted into a sultry haze ; as tho clay declined they deepened in iono ; their summits were brightened by the last r-iys of the sun, and later in the evening their whclj outline was printed in deep, purple against aa am ber ssy. As 1 beheld. them thus shifting continually befbro my eye, and listened to Lost of fanciful cations concerning theai waa conjured into my brain, w hich Lave haunted it ever since. "As to the Injiiau superstitions concern ing the treasury of storms and Sbftthir.r, j?nJ the clouds weavir. Kpirits, they may have been suggest'-! atmospherical phenomena of Lh:se movwtains, the clouds wLxch gather ruuuu tLtis summits, and the thousand atrial ellects which indicate the changes of weather over a great extent of country. They are epitomes of our variable climate, and are stamped wiLh all its vicissitudes. And here let me saj a word in favor of those vicissitudes which are too often made the svbjectof exclusive repining. If they annoy us occasionally by changes from hot to cold, from wt to dry, they give us cne of the most beautiful climates in the world. They give ua the brilliant suuohine cf tha eoi'th of Europe, with the fresh verdure of the north. They float our summer sky wi:L douds of gor geous tint3 or fleecy whitcae?, and send down cooling showers to refresh the pant ing earth and keep it green. Our seasons are all poetical ; the phenomena of our heavens are full of sublimity and beauty. , Winter with vs lias none cf its proverbial gloom. It may have its howling winds and thrilling frosts aud whirling snow storms ; but it has also its long . interval of cloudless sunsliihe, when the snow-clad earth fives redoubled brightness to th day, when at night the stars beam with intense lualre, or the moon floods the wholo land-capo with her most limpid radiance ; and then the joyous outbreak of our spring, bursting at once into leaf and blossom, re dundant with vegetation and vociferous with iife I And the splendors of our sum mer its morning voluptuousness and eve ning glory ; its airy palaces cf sea-guilt clouds, piled up in a deep azure sky, and its gusts cf tempest of almost tropical grandeur, when the forked lightening and the bellowing thunder volley from tha battlements of heaven and shake the sultry atmosphere." Ceas 3dmire, aci beauty ' plural fall flat.