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A LOOAI, AND GlftCRAL XaWSpApen, IS PUBLISHED EVERY TIIT7IISDAY, Fer.Year,in a Jvaneey. '.-. CI 60 thTAll subscriptions to bo paid in ad vance. Order fur Job Work respectfully elicited. S4.0fEoo on Main street In the seeonSd story of Houk A Gillis' Store. 1 F. MoorOi-Printer. IAa'dress ; Jno.O. llall, Editor & Proprietor. SELECTED POETRY. i ot u ninkethe Uwt oiritT JAie is but a fleeting drcani, Care destroys tho zest of it; Swift, it glidcth like a .stream Mind you make tlio best of it. Talk, not of your weary woes, .A'ij Troubles,-or the rest of it ; If we have but brief repose, ".'I'. Let us makn the best of it. If your friend has got a heart,. There is something fimHn bim, Cast away his darker part, Clin" to; hit's divine in him friendship is our best relief Make no heartless jest of it ; il will brighten every grief, If we make the best of it. Ilappiness despises state. 'Tis no sage experiment. Simply that the wise and great. . . . '"- Mav, have iov .ami msrriiunit. i K - A Hank is its srjelt refined,'" " Money's not tho test of it. But a calm contented mind, That will make the best of it. Trusting in the power above, Which, sustaining all of us In one common bond of love, Riddeth' great ajd small of us. Whatsoever may befall, Sorrow, or the rest of it, We shall overcome them all, If we mako the best of it. Republican State Convention . The Jelcgates elected to the Itepub. . Jican State Convention, assembled ir. tho IlatT of the House of Representa tives at an early hour on Wednesday, March 7th, 18G6. At 12 M., the Con Tention was called to order by Hon. John Cessna, chairman of the ltcpubli. can State Central Committee. Mr. Wm. U. Mann, and Hon. L. W. Hall, o( Blair, wero nominated for temporiry ohairmauvlaa'l upon a veto being taken. u. y. liau was declared elected . W. Ila was declared elected The Convention then ad oned meet at 5 o'clock, P. M i Tho Convention reisnmblfl i (! O'clock ' " 3jem t ,8t p m,Ai ' , j' , jQ i D:, ," : . A ivaiucui ui viiu . oonvontioo. t Hop. Thomas. JS.Cocbfan, fropilhc 4)0mmittB relur!onthenldbm!tted .u. f.n: . tbft f tin . IDO lOIIOWlog : ReiolveJ, Thit the Convention, reprcsen. : 5:,..: ruV"r.H-.Pfop.,e..0! d..u l; r ncpuuuc, ana wno poured out millions ot treasure and devoted vet more nrecious blood for the rescue of the country from the but honor.'io've, affectionate remembrance felonious attacks of a wicked and causeless and the plaudits nf u grateful people shall rebellion whose sons fought on every bat clusrer Around his person, and mako his tlealdt "and'tuffercd-Jpr jcrj ,'gwitlierp ; name memorable. prtfoH peri of torture arid starvation whoso ! AWotiwi,' That this Convention congratu noble dead lio on tho soil of everv State. . late the neonlo of the Statu on the passage whora they fell under tho folds of the na-i t'oual banner here renew the pledges of uuimici iug uevuuon 10 me r QU01 &1 Ullion. and repeat their determined purpose that it shall be preserved. 1 Rttolvtd, That tho most imperative duty of the present i io, gather the legitimate fruits of the war, fit-order that our Consti. tution maty ooino out of the rebellion puri- fied our institutions strengthened, and our national life prolonged. ' Resolved, That failure in these erave dti ties would be scarcely less crimiual than would have been an acquiosenoe in seces- biuii Hiiti in inn i rABHAn a r lit manhinutionj of the conspirators, and would be an insult to every soldier who took up arms to sava the country. Resolved, That Billed with admiration at. the plltriqtit) dtvotion and fearless colirago with which Andrew Johnson resisted and denounced1 the efforts of the rebels to over, throw the National Government. Pennsylva nia rejoiced to express her entire confidence in his character and principles, and appro, eiation of his noble conduct b bestowing her suffrage upon him for the second position in honor and dignity in the country: his bold and outspoken denunciations of the crime of treason, his firm demands for tho punishment of the guilty offenders, and his expressions of thorough sympathy with the friuds of the Cdiun, secured from bim tho warmest attachment lof her' people, who, remembering his great services and sacrifi ces while traitors and their sympathizers alike denounced his patriotio action, appeal to bim to stand firmly by tho side and to repose upon the support of the loyal masses, whoso votes formed the foundation of his promotion, and who pledged to him that un swerving support in all measures by whic tireason shall be tligraaiiz,evtp loyalty recog-"iaized.-n4 tiw-WidnK stability andaihity Yrtuenaimnsecweu. Resolved, That the work of restoring the Ito insurrectionary States to their proper .ji.i:-. nnion neeessarilv devolv., uoon the law making power, and that, until such aotion shall be taken, no State, lately in insurrection, is entitled to represent- Ition in either branch or Congress ; that, a, Dreliminarvto8Uohaetion.it is the ngni or Congress U iamliga'n ror itself the condition or the legislation of those States, to inquire respecting their loyalty, and to prescribe the terms ot restoration; and that to deny this necessary Constitutional power rights belonging to our representative form .f government ; and that we cordially p proTe;of the aefion oPWib Onipnj repre9n fct'Tci it) Congress from TennBylvanU 5h this suliject. Rtsolvid, That no man who has voluntari ly engaged in the late rebellion, or has held office under the rebel organitation, should be allowed to sit in the Congress of the Un ion ; and that, the law known as Iho test oath should not be repeated, bot UouM be enforced againit aft claimants for teats in OongrtM. U. 1 . - " r n- i mi - .... ,r hi II I ' "- 1 " ' ' "" r wnTn,, -, - -. - -.. . .. 1 ' VOLUMKVI. Brmnlvnl. Tlmt tli? national fnith is m- crcdly plpHcd to the payment of tho fia- tinnal cli-ht inenrreil in (lie war to save th country and to suiprefs rctiellion, and that the poopl wilt not 9iiffer this faith to be violated or impaired. Dill all dents incurred , '. 'n cnnuiianoiv witli tlia ij-nlon can li to support the rebellion were unlawful, ' date for Governor, ami Ihnt. tht rainaindo . void and gf no. oh'ii;alion-rpbajl -never ho f ")0 Committee shall eorisist ;:f ono iito'ii asimod by lic TTpited 'States, nor shall any W from cch ennnty In Utic- State, qxoepi Sterei pe-rtiitletMn fiay' evidences of so "."u ,,1' ci'v of Philadclpliin shrill havy vile and wicked encaeements. eight member's, and tho . coiintirs of Lrt llnnlvtd. Th.it the public faith is not less , cJilor, Uerks, Ujoplun nn I Vileghony en.-li SQilpinaly pteiljjwJ tvhc proleoltOn.Jtltho ,wn nieinhor. to be mtuied, hy iha repre cnjdyment'fif VI lir nat'ivni-'riabrs of seniative delegates from 9aid counties in tneir person, poperty and domestic rela- this Convention : an that tho Assoc'aiion of Loyal Pcnnsvlvanians Keiidonl. it WU i been emancipated by the fiat of the people, I and under lie providence of Clod ; and who ' 1 : l. . i . l , . B,r K,m.,.c and I fidelity to our soldiors in. prisom or wonn. .Ided.orseeklngescnpcfrymtlie'uitormentoii., ! and by their cnuraso m bearini arms for ; and fielilingtho hattlesof the Union. Even nmn .s more precious man monev tn blc but never treacl.eroVis friends, ihan to tboso who hohl its bonds stamped with tlio ; broad seal of tho United St itcs, that their freedom shall not be mockery nor their just ., . , v p. ...... .... i ...... , sum.... iuii mm ciu vin mil ! in intnll.Mii.l nn.l n,..l l., . .1:.. . . ... . . ""I" "'i-"'"-' " appointed and this tauli must bo kept, in- violate. lictolvcd, Tht . tho .protection to all branches of usoful an I pvoduotivo industry is the only wise policy in our present nation- al condition- the true plan of restoring thelosses and ravagos of war-i-of ndvancing the national prosperity, increasing tlio na tional wealth, and supplying the means of maintaining tho publio fuiih. witli the pub lic creditor, and ultimately wiping .out tho national debt y that in tlio provision of inter nal rovou ie tutu Uie. laying of duties on importations .from . foreign' : nations, the l objects should bo tp causatlie fijnncr.to press as lightlyupoii, aud the lattpr to protect as fully as possible asour nwu, oitianis who are mgagedin works. 'o.)a,bor..;: mining, m um facturingjinil cycry othor .province of home industry, agavust. um'.(ual ijd unfair com petition with- foreign capital and pilicy. i which neither pontribm te (lovelop the ro sonrcesof our; country,; asi"t to pay our taxes, nor are Psouceruu , to maintain our ttovernment or couumji our national power or authority wnicli during tlio recent life struggle, they insidiously and maliciously I r"nS - .Y - ZniAt'.A',A ......... ,ti I klLtli .m.iw 5. o.iniu. au.i..H u.v. :...., i u-iai, toil, responfibility and anxiety which )iav . reeon'ly passed over us. had'- hect. 'roirked . by sucb patriotic devotion, unyielding ooiir-i age, constant wiuuniiiiiie, utiweared taoor ; and sinning aoiiny. us nave made nts name o . . illustrious in tho T1"1' ?"a ,;,vc, tions and niemon nnuals or this romnioti- given Mm a place is the affoo: tions anil niemory oi t no people-wuicn can, , njt be lost : his enviable title of "the sob j tlier's friend" is in itsottkeKpivssivo of tho ?18 "! . """.ce. J j , , honorable, usciin and most neneiiciat ser vice shall close.Jie shall not bo fo-aotten of a law reliction :.tho real estate of the Commonwealth from taxation for talo pur- POSCS, and lender io uhi iiniiiiiicrs oi inu General Assembly their thanks for tho considerate attention to relieve, the popular burdens, while they confidently refer to it as a proof of the superior capacity of the Union organization for the beneficial conduct of public affairs, that after a long and ex- l.aitsted war. the debt of I'cnnyttairl- 'fs reduced, and tho taxes, imposed in a time of peace by their political opponents, are di- minished by the judicious management of executive ofbeers nnd a General Assemby ( nMPn il'' I iih liiiiiii mill v. WivlTnai Uielbylal pip) -f Penn sylvania, having steadily manifested, through the war with the rebellion, their warm regard lor the rights of gallant defen ders of I ln-.U4iin. tui'd iveiv 'Raving voted to refuse them the r'ght of suffrage when in the camp and on the field aright inestima ble to 1 hem and formidable to traitors, and their sy in pat I izers only we take pleasure in expressing, not now for the first time, tUnr Kra,iMd0lor, ,heh (rtlantry and. d. votion. and declaring again a long settled purpose to aupropriato,f he moans anl re- sources 'i,f the Oovernimmf ,ib thi; comfort of the liaWed iirvWor or-tho' widows and orphTf those tfho fell the eonfllct. lieskivt. 'inat.ineiierFcC. ,..mr. con- summate apu.ty ami wyt '(! W destiny or the ooumryi mjiniicstou Dy tn Hon. Kdwin M. .Stahl,on as the liead of tho War Di'psrtment dfiring tho rebellion, hav beenof inestMBftblD value M the country, and entitle him to. tluiraraiei.jmmendatiB of the people ' , . ... llesalved, Tnai v;ongress anouui not tan to make an eqtiitablu adjustment of bounties and allowances to the brave men who were cngageil iuhfl military, nervioe, pftho-conio- try" .'tuid that ' Ueartny approve at-; we iii. a ....,...t.lUn mm npnnthoi in the tryVWU that we heartuy approve of; the -u .,.,....... - " , itgisUture of i'ennsyWanUithe eaYeand edition .Of, l,o,pU.llil4reeef .. aoj-. diers who ttave their lives for the salvation of the Republic. Resolved, That in this onsis or P"0'"? ra"-.:fu!Uf.ruful rcfiufemns pfi tils S""'"" nT WPJ, W-? " omarnerwe we " 1,18 eiim w nun 1 enfatten jmBermpromlsing loyiilty of i Weill.- Uennral OraiWAWith coHtidtneeiibe the lei siguifioant and., unbakeo,..beoiuis ; at. 00 pci-i.-d of ou- greet flp, Ne-I8 , PfijM? W4 tinfrtfltisiH.' orrfsjd for'iiiVlBii niii-onhv the enemies of our common eojintr'y: ' ''J Kmalttnl. Thut nv attemnt hv forniirn til. tions to establish a monarchical government .u:.. n..ni!n..l im .ui.l.nyi. ..p .1 : Ull II1IB i giniiH..... I this Continent, is evidence of a, design is evidence to OWl t?'J ff '9 r ,,j v. kua - .. a e. ,, Republic, demands inn no sucn attempt Iiould be nermittod to suoceed. Resolved. That the Honorable Edger uowan. oena.or ' ""f" ra-sTsLVpolopeSa the eonfidenee ef thoee to wnom oe owee t INDEPENDENT. , RIDGWAY, 1'EN.H., V'MI I, 5, , ''is pluee : ami llinf ho is lierftbv mnut mini. estly reqnesteil to resign. . Hnnlvctl, That the StaleTcnti iil rVnmii' be constituted by t'le nppointnient of 11 Chairman by the President of this (Vinven 'u8lon "ball also be allowed .one member. t(?.lj0 PIiitI by tho dolejr.vtcs present. . - Mr. Cessna, of Bedford, moved that ,), i , , , , , . y T ,b?r J?Ptod .7 !amatton- ' 'f H." Kirkpirtrick, of Allegheny, objected, and desired that tho resohi. .. . . . . .1 lions Uc read over separately .ind aoted rcs')lutl.ons exeepttng tho 'one relating f lrosi'lont Johnson, and the last ono in regard to the selection of tho State Central Committee, be adopted unani imiiio if 'I hi j .... ...-a a m ' frno im ,w u rpilltuu Hluooumnn m uni 10.11 n..rllmau.l t ; tr .i ... .. r ... i by Messrs. Hall. .M. Clare. Kirk patriek. Cessna and others, an I it w.n finally de: cided that they bo acted on separ i'.elv Acoordii'ly tho fl-sf, second and tU4V,l,i,f,w ... read and unanimously aiireud to. The fourtU resolution being read, Mr llall moved its 'adoption, when:" r. (Jarnahan olfcted a substitute, which, rftcr some discussion, he withdrew. The original resolution was then adopt cd by a vote of ! 09 yeas to 21 nays. The remaining resolutions, except tho last one. were then unanimously adopt, ed. iur. H Lhiro now ottered a substi- tute for tho last" resolution, but after sonio discussion 'withdrew if, whorcup- on the resolution-of - the committee was adopted.. Oa motionl tlie convention I then proceeded to the election of a can. didate for (tovcrnor. . On th first ballot, (Ten. O'ary, of "'nnomini, nau oi votes; nun, y W. Ketch,., of Lu.erne.bad 29 vote, ; n u,:. All..Vrhony, had IU votes, Uep. hito, uf ludiaua. had 3 votes. . Sixty sevon votes being necessary to a choice. Gen. ..John W. Geary, of Cum- i i i i t ' i .i -if- i i Knrt-inil wia il tiolfi rtiil tliA nniiinioii nimil : living runrudiin hnn nf lianriti . . . great applause, ami, on motion, tlio notuiiiaiioii wus iiiimi uiauu uiianiiiioii. i A resolution was -then passed TecotU men,i;na Qen. Geary to the support of the neoDleofthoStito for their suffra. ! . ., ... i nd speaking also of his eminent ' mnirary serviceii. .- General Geary was then introduced and thanked tho convention for the ho. nor conferred upon him, in a hanpy manner. , - i. . , The crowded state of our columns wilj not Prmit us to publwh tho speech 0f (en Geary 1 -n g, - . , . , Couvont.on then adjo-irnod fv die. . ';".' The firm of Culver. Pen,) k 'o.. yew yorj regarded as one of tho henv .' , ' . ,,- '. j o. . ' est and strongest in tho United States, suspended payment .on 1 uosdav. carry. ins with it a number nf the banks of is- g(la nd brokers! offices in this : partj "of tnQ gtat0 -ph.) institutions most di. ractly affected by this failure are the Petroleum lsank. litusvillo; V enan'jo County Hank, Franklin; First National 15ank,'Corry ; Bank of Lawrence Conn, tv, Newcastle ; Crawford County Haul, Pileadvllle; Oil City Hank. Oil City; First National - Bank, Plumer; A. t). Cotton k Co.. Petroleum Centre For the present the notes and drafts of all the4 banks are discredited, though it . . . ua,"li' "'-'. .ls intuuatod that their owners arc abnn- dantly able to secure all the, claims against them, Mr 'Cu'ver. head of tho firm, membr nf flnnrrvooo fmin tlia varaw(or(i District, and the fai ure s at- .r;mro,l tn r.rrnarn angulations on -r- pis part in the oil regions. , ' . , '. -gA baBhful and' rather preeo youll? fe)l0w iuvited a ' young lady to attend a ball with him. The iiiviU- , , , . . . .. i Hon was accepted, and r the , couple appeared at the . ball. After dauo- J0r some ' time,'. " 'greiiy ", saw - partner siuiug ill onii corner of the pa, (nur HiUtug ill onii corner Of 1 .. . , r ... room all alone. was Ins chance, . v . ... , ' . b . j , W h wUked up to WD.le.tho lauy y sitting, "and sat- down .beside .; her. j AU i well iso far .but'tUe bashful , ellow waa at a losS for Bomethiug to sayV He fig. atn.A ubout considerably., aud was sweat- . ; 'wotnselv Fin.tfw. takiiw hold of -0 . , j i J J i .1 " his wilted c.oliar, be CQm.meucv'd, .the Oonve;satiou thus'! I ts. "powerful warm : jfr tn?3 .room;-' My shirt's "wet, ia't ! .1... lfis -partner' blushyd. said LlL. but took hia arm for th nex. i DOtlllOS, DUt tOOX bib arm .dance.' " : ' ! ' !V.'li" J ' 1 1 . '-1 I 1 A letter' nas"beeQ rflce(V0(I fjOlfl (eu- ' . . i -. ,t ,-' S ' - i I erg gaoU( uuhesitaiinly , elldorsiug li - .1.11. t- LVK.i. ..b-li.l ' peiura lumium j1". 4.A-iel, bpiiod tta'faihnf'8eLolaciJ, Wonttromcry oouuty 1IL,. reoewly bwg lr. whipping I um uwiw ii vu r. A True Wife. fihe is not a true wilt- wh. sustains nut her husband in the day t.f hi- cala nity, who is rfit. uhen tlio world's Crroat frowi m.ikps the heart run chill with anguish bis guardian angel, grow ing brighter mid more bc.iutilul us mis. fortunes crow I nloiiir his ' path. Then is the time for the tri al of her great hums : then is the time tor testing whether the sweetness of her temper beams only with a transient 1rght i or. like th-hton-nv glory nf -tho nim-ning slur, shines nut jast, us bright'v u i i'T tlio clouds la (tho thin smiles just as ' cheering ? - Ones slxy say afHc'ion cannot, much our purity. and should never qui'iicli our love?" Dues try by hauriv invwn tions to lift from hw mliul the unlcn ol are -beiLL's, who wh en dark hours c-iuii'. fall to repining and upbvaidinr thn- adding t) nutaiilo aniii'ty r h hfirrow:ii tsccnes of domestic strifo if all tho . ... - re Ul .L . ..o .11 I U IUUKM II 111'! Wl If: :i ff.HI M ill I K malt': one :i n white or black. or cli tug.- On: dccr -i. g.mi inunu:ah!y forth. .Such know not that our d.ii-knoss in heaven's light: our trials are 'out steps in tlm goldon l id lor. In which, if wo rightly ascend, wn tn iy at last gaiu tho eternal light and breatho forever in its fullness and beauty. " Is that all ? " and the gentle face of tho wife beuiuuj with joy. Her husband has been ou the verge, of des. truction - all his earthly possessions were gone, aud he feared thn result of tho knowledge, she had boon so tender ly cared for all her life; but. says Irv ing's beautiful story, " afrtetul advisee ys Irv ndvised lum not to gtv.q sleep to his eyp.s nor slumber to his eyelids until he., had an- foi led to' her his hapless case." And -this was .her Hiwwer, with tho smilo of an tinsel ' is that all ? I lb;irel that i. was worse. ..Net thee beautiful things .betaken all this splendor .--let it go,-1 care not for it I cara only tor toy lius .bund s love ant coniUence'. Yon snail . forgot in my nffoetiou th ,t voi. were ev er in prosperity orii.i' 1 mo.biu I will aid you t bear these reverses i W(th cheerfuloess." Still love her! a fcman rnqst reverence, aye, liktrn her to the very angels, for such a woman is a u. . - ; ''.' - ..... , x'it.u. The. rebel luajir who is writing an accouut of the Virginia camiKiigu in Hlaekwoo l.says tint whilo tlio r.l.ol army was about to cross th Potomac atter tlio AiKietatu campaign, ho was ordered at .u certain point to check the Federal advance- One of the V'ankee officers," ho proceeds." who, us was later informed, was the Colonel of the regiment that had .ifT'ctod its es. ape from tlarper'a-Furry, liii HrntMi -wy uttciit.ion the previ u j..iiy. by his ual lan.ry ,.d tlievxc-H.-nt disposition he made of his tr..ops: flee I saw htm again, galloping very near us m ti gray hoi-si' nuioklv discovering our weak points, and posting and iiiHinie'ting his utt'u " 'icoordingly. After haying left hi th undi-'turbed for siiui'e time 1 thought it ucce-siiiy to put -a f lop to his pro ' ccediiiL's and. Bclcot'inira couole ol mv intantrvniiMi who had been nointed our to me us the best shots. made' across the open space in ftont. of out . lines di reetly towards, him. " Having arrived within reasonable , distauce, .1 ordered my .sharpshooters to .fii .ut the during oolouel who. wiiH 'moving along at an easy gallop, -without paying me the slightest tittention After several but lets had whistled qi.i'e close to him, he suddenly halted, and turning armo l. advanced a few stei ami und" mo ' inititary malato in tltf: most grsi.-i lii man nor Tliibbi r T'llpn falling-iilt1 to one nt'l.U men to hand him a c.irMue ho raised the weapon, took a ddiU'ra' aim at me. it ml ''ut ins tiait so elo;e!y to my bad that I thought it bad e una I aw ay 8 lock of my hair. I l.n.-l u-, on my part and. whet-lin ro. l ,, Vc.OvV ri'itii -,f iw rodi back to .iir r-i, ''.".. liuu . . i So couYwsiM are .so.!i..toir..s .oxcii.md in the uidt of UtJe o-ifl c. -. . ... - - IlDKttlBbK Ii.rit . i- fey Jays linoo a negro boy, . ihroiudi curiosity wiiut to tho Cafwio burnace -establish. umoe, in Frederiuk. .cnunfy. Maryland. to .witness the operatibji lit: melting iron orealiA while lookinif downunto oiirt of the receiveri, fxoui wUch a lu-ruo apian- tity. of gas escapes, he wu almost iiibtuH' j tapoounly, suffucatodv and at uiioe lost all : i we-of himself, tumbling bead lout." into tko lakeol fire :en,I. burning to dos,h,: i : All effort, to recover tho boy U,m the liquid flamw wcreft.e0dcr.d .moiacMo.). Weaod be was loft to Ins awful taw. vc . ,:l -; mM ."- '- : '' lV A- workman in Try,. whileisawiog a cloak of ircin.the othoriUy was 'itrsiok by a pieeo of metal oA.tlie f'ao', silrintf jeo hi nose iD'l upper lip. buU . not otherwise injuring him. " " ffiii a'-uit f.-J-'-- -' - j I Twenty. fohe iteaiuer..cliJi4,.t'n'' i.istj bldlvU.up.rbi'l.Lur'iied within tho past six weeks, on the Western rivura, jeoUiling a fearful lees ef lift. NUMBER VII Thrilling Adventure. .A tdiort time since a travelling auent for a large publishing house in Cincinnati had ocasion to put tip at a country ho tel, and. ns niial with him. Hammed the lock ot his room door before retiring. Findiug it satislctory he drew out his re volver and his wallet, and proceeded to count his money, nf which he had a large sum collected from agf nts-' of-the house for which ho traveled throughout the country This interesting process was un dergone by the light of a tallow dip and occupied nearly half an hour, at the ex piration of which time the traveler pre pared to go to bed. first by looking un dur that article of furuituro a habit us. ualy indulged in by sojourners at coun try taverns, especially when carrying fat purses und secondly, by untying tho strings of his buffalo over hhoe:i. Now, it happened that our traveler was one those practical fellows; who try to kill two birds with one stono. nnd he tried to untie his overshoes and look un dei the bed nt tlto samo time. As he, lid so, his eyes cnoouutercd tho hugo j proportions of a massive human head and shoulders protruding from a heterogenic collejtion of band boxes and nameless lumber stowed away there, 'and a cold sweat broke out simultaneously and in. stantancously over his body at the thought of being murdered aud robbed by such a giant ... Not a moment was to be lost, for'' ho felt that the woulu-be-robber aud assa ssin saw that he was seen, The traveler, seized his money aud in a voice tremu lous wo were going to say, with far, no demanded the villain to come forth, No reply. " . Ah thought tho traveller, the rascal is going to shoot me, and quick as light, iiiug b'e cocked his weapon and banged away rff tfie gigatitic'head under the, bed. and then rrfstiod for the dwr'anJ called' for liel.pi : ;-!''." ' . The report of the pistol already alarm ed the house, and the landlord, the oc- etlp.ltlts of ilitjiliniii.K 1-.V-KUO, nnd several loungers from tin bar-room rdshed to. wards the scene of excitement. . The traveler was thought to be cray, for there he stood, sis eyes startiug from their spheres, his hair on ead, aud his trembling hand grasping tho revolver while his bluobless lips murmured, I've plugged bim sure, I,vc plugged him sure. do pointed under tho bed with his revolver, and the landlord catching a glimpse of the sitoa'.ion, stooped down with the candle, and drew forth a b ronze bust of Daniel Webster with a bullet hole through his forehead. : The murder was out and no' amount of explanation could save the cruel crowd from laughing at the traveler nor keep them troiu calling for nuinbei'lesj um,M ut ' expense tnat uiguc cm cl""a'' Cummerctal. A Hero for tho Timss. The last financial op'eratio'u on the street has just come to our .notice. A dilapidated specimen fhutuiiiiity, clnd in garments ot the composite ordtsr, was hobbling along with the aid. of a cane, soliciting contributions on account of having bisen iu tho war. lid bad wit. ue.soil and takcu part in the' princ'ipal battles- Seven Oaks, Gettysburg, ChaiieeHorsvilte, Shiloh, Chattauoo ga an i I, as he rehearsed his thrill iuj; sory'. the iear: if sympathy - rolled d'twi. inaiiy u elio 'k, and tho. : dollars flowed even tn .ro freely. . TUo returned sol lier was 'making his harvest. Jul then if oceured to some over-curious per sou tu ask Iiiui-i-j . v s : 1 1 Were you in . Richmond when , tho city was captured V , 'Tv' lvpllfil thn .CK.inil'l 1nV. , ti- iui; a qui'l. 'I was there' through tho "i u , ;"at corps V queried tho shrewd j investigator. . . .'.. " '-w.ir, O, in Kivell's corps of course. : -'-AW', -W etelvra-jJ the horri ... i. a .. i- : . i . q"ner, who had just given him a d llar. ,'i'cs I run nie.li '. w!th him th-) tnu hm 'J'J'i'l. And, stranger, if you'd like to know what tall travelling means, you'd ought to been there!' ' ' ' c A Joxoti canee were raised, and the aigae o a i-uiih wefv unjais,tukahlu..:biu tho great diljiindej was . too smart tof the'iu, for throwing down his stafl, ho took u his heelsl'and gave theui on tho spot a specimen ot the 'tallest travelling on reoord.V ... , i -. ' v-- K.hi. the JaTnc. V.vcr ,. ., UecaUiJ, th h . u h Gap0l4naj . - . . jffow long ! did ' Cain ' 'hate-5 Ms l,fother f A iong as he was Abel. " ' ...... ,; , r ' ' B. V United Suites Revenue oCloer, tho oilier day" received tho ' following " nOat r " lo Mr Aduns. I hey bm setliu chesouts by the kwurt to some ot the iiabors. au the boys go's I shol be prosekuted if i dont have a lioeUse or gel my ohesouts stacuped onto, ifow big. amp roust i put oa a obeeaut r ' - 'Tenru of AdvertotLy. Ono square, one insertion, 6J,(.a?; eoeh ubseuentiDsertion, 60 cents. Quarter of a col'n, inserted ftm $12,60 Half em 20,00 One column, 6m 86,00 Qui, ter of a column " ly ' 2,00 Half i jr 0,0O Onecilumn. . . , ly 70,00 rrofessioilftl nnd Ttnqiiin.. CmrAt nnt cocding eight lines, one year, $t,00. Ex ecutor's Administrator's, and Anditot'e Notices, each $2.00. Applications for Li cense, each, $2,00, Cautions, . Estreyt. Notices of involution, etc., not exceeding ene square, B insertions, ?2.fi0 each. Advertisements of Orphan's Court Salt, reeutor's. Adininiptrator's and Auditor' Notices. Estrnvn. Tliaanlntinn nt r&rfviai. ships. Caution, and si) transient adtar- tisemeni. must posttmeiif be paid m advance Fourteen line will he computed a square. A T.jttlo of Eyerythlay. There aro twenty .one editors in the Iowa Legislature. What is every one doinjr at tiSa same time Ans. Growing older. Twelve million dollars worth'-'of gloss was produced iu Pittsburgh Lett year. Ten dollar notes of a spurious okar nctor on the Easton bauk are in ciroula. tion Judge Sparks, the oelebrated his torian, died at his residence in Boston, a eouplo cf weeku since. ' - An Knflsh widow has recovered f35,000 from raihoad company for killing Lor husband. Thirty thousand trees on the south. ern coast of Km'nd were blown dowu by a recent tempest. . . j The reoipfocity treaty between the Hinted States and tli9 llritisb Provia- cee expired ou tho 17th inet. Vigorous attempts are being made to admit the new States of Colorado and Nebraska into the Uoioo. . . This seasou it is thought that - the Virginia tobacco crop will bo about one- third of what it was before the war. Mallorr, the ea-rcbel Secretary of the Navy has been released from Fort LaUyette. iu consequeuco ot ill hoaltn. Tho Canadian excitement has near ly disappeared in the interior towns, bat rages ou tho frontier in all its foroe. - John P. Cioaior of Crossiorville, Chester county, and a man of vast wealth and liberal views, died recently v- . General Buruside has been notbi Da ted by acclatnatiou for Governor by the Khode Island ltepubhoan touvcntioo. . Neatly thirty whisky distillers Vera seined in New York, last week for 'vio. latiou of-the iuterntd revenue laws. Mr. Wolf, Ptesident of the First National Bank of Mnuoh Chutik, shot himself oa last Moaday morniag witb. a Nathan M. BlufBnton, of FallHif- cr,,, Massachqsetta, manufacturer, of lamp shades,' etc. has forged to the amount of f 10,000 and absconded" A destructive Ere took place oa Friday evening at Minneapolis, Minn., destroying property to the amount of 100,000. Governor Curtin haa issued war rants for the execution ot Ilouser and Houscr on the 20th, and Christian Ber ger on 27th of April. Gov, V-unce, of North Carolina, who lately sustained a paralytio atroke, has nearly recoversd from its effijote, aud is aga'n able to be out. The military districts in the Depart, uient ot Missouii have been discontin ued, aud ail the volunteer organisations mustered out ol service. r '' A bill before Congress arfOposes the coinage of live cent pieces,, composed of copper and nicklc, to. take the. plaoe of the Bvo-ceut curreujy. ' , , ' The Archduke Etienne, brother ot Maximilian, has arrived at tike eity of Mexico, from Europe. Another at tempt to assassinate" Maximiliaq. is te. ported. " ' V j ,i -. r: ; John Egner has recovcred$l,500of a horse railr.iad company, in New York,, for the irss of a" portion of his ohild'e foot, which ' wus taken off by a car whvcl.. . Fifteen men were dreadfully burn. iij iiiv. !uJJcii vxplosion of a pit of mokeu metal in London on the 12th ult., caused by a drop of rain falling io it. from the bkylight. : C. W. Howard nod Judge Shaffer, of ''alikirnu, have the largest dairy farm in the world. Their farm ie on the sea cost, .25.. mile west ' of San Fraocisco, aud covers 71,000 aeres. ,. At what time of life may a man bo said to belong to the veget ble king.' dom 1 When long experience haa tuada him tivje. ,V drunkard, upon . hearing that the lartrT'wjs round.said that it aooonnt for his rolling off so muqh. . Tho only true spirit of tolerance consists in conscientious toleration of other people's intolerance. , .. . 1 The fii,herie on the North Carolina sp'uu lsare said to be in dull operation, uud thiity iro excellent prospeets of an abundant supply of herring the' coining season... , 0 '.- -.; 1 There are 25,000 .negroes betweeri Viiiktown andUld Point Comfort,: ander the care of the Freedmen's Bureau, to I whom aro issued about 60,000 rations per month. - ' ' What is a mau like who is io the midst ot a dosert without food f Like) to be starved.