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   The Blairsville Press (Newspaper) - January 29, 1869, Blairsville, Pennsylvania                        VOLUME Til. BLAIESYILLE, PA., FBIBAY, JANUARY 29, 1869. NUMBER 4. PUBLISHEDEVERY tfnrkct Hired, LAni'Vir.LE, IXDTAXA COUNTY, PA. lUcUtor untl T K K iM h ,82 00 Per Annual able in Ul kiuili! uf Job Work neatly executed 'if t'is shwtual Notice, at tlic following JOB IVOJKK. ciu-li, ?2 50 and Kxcc'rs' Xotiras, oiu.b, JO Notices, encb, 2 fr.vnsiont squ IU1, 1 00 7, u-h iiio-. intuition, 50 dJ. iiii'l pel attune, tin-outlines, 2 00 jr.indbills, i sheet, J'U or uml -r 2 00 -t -hoot, "0 01 uiul-r, 3 00 i shoot, "0 01 under, '1 00 whulo shoot, SO or under, 6 00 >CKcr of each of the .iboyc. m propurtiun. 1'roicisio'inl C.ird-J ami pnper, one S 00 U Notice-, per hue, hW ipseiUon, Ill subsequent insertion, 5 Ouitu.iry Notices per line, 10 3 in thoir Hall, HI ISlairM ille, on the 1'ir-it MONDAY on or before the lull moon ol caclunomb, nt 71-1 k. p. v. IV Order of the W.-. M.'. XO. r. 0. ot 0. 1'., meet-. in their Hull, in on the fust and third lIuiiMluj's ot ta.U month, at 7 p. m. J. 11. WALKER, C. T. J! D tVii.n 11, CVL1y l.ij evening, at S o iloiK. JOUXG. lOXfi, X. G. STVWART, Sec'v. GOOb-AVJI.il J.ODGE, No. 123, T. O. ol T., Blnns.. ille. 1'n m'-it- LI} Tm-sduj .-it 7 i.MoiK P. M. Jl'-'-ii: ,W. ('_._ T._ Vl 31 All Kli K JXDIAXA co., T.ic niKhr-viifd ne turui of Momi- inei t-. louio :uid lU'ad uUIe Coun- ter s'l I1--, Corner toi ami deluercd in any p.nt ot or i'-ouim o lullii nt ,u, .1 UI.VVA.N 31 tj.uiil Co.. P.i. I'lie lllnUl- M.imil.K.tiirur-.iiiil Dc.ilus in D" ui'iiii: M uiili1, keep const inlV> on lianil anil in lie to ordi r i'uniiti u Top-, Tomb i" 1 Ika I stonei, M.uble Curlier Pusls !or H.u i 14 enl our i-bnp nnd >-toLk, nri'l luiv- i i _' i ed u orKnien. we fctl con I til tut that t t :in -i. i n  lo u- tht-y L- it1 be .iiT 1 in the (i'v or el-  B-J .-V T A I, S W G E O TJ, m Iv I I'A, "I i 1S5C. J 13 11 I L D E B R A N D I) and Itttnil Ul L'RUGS, .MLDIC'IXLS, PAINTS, OILS, .imi'.liei', 1'e-luniL'ries, St.itioi.tT) and Yarkee Nolions. L-bi-ly INDIANA, FA. KIt. Izrc.IUSS.Pn.ACTIt'AI< PHY .in.l lil.tir-oillu, I'.i OITn-i, M.i.n 21 bU Huti-t liuii.ii ,i .ind M.'-lj T i. L. THE SONG OF THE SJfOWFJLAKK. I atn driitirg, drifting, drifting, brom my home up in the cluudi, durk anil flaoting "badowa, Are clothed in hbrotida; In that homo of sntwy My fuatherj niags mndOj And to tho In which tkcy Krwurrftyed. I drifting, drifting, drifting, 'J.'o the gorges wjde and tho laughing vrateiB nmnaur, AM stiver ripples leap; Thero to the branches' Tiiat above tho Btieaoi, I uatoh my dufting brotbcis, drilling likoa dream. I ixtn drifting, drifting, drifting, OH the mountiuu'fa craggy side, tbt tiuvrnmg tower In theii mnjoaty pride, Thcffo an uvulHiKho I ni forming, To make a sweeping slide, Dtmn iti tlio ilccping Whore the sleigh tug pat ties glidi. I an drifting, the railroad turvei nio deep, There to ball the running online, With my frozen mammoth heap, Ami demonstrate tho power Of nuon flakes ore they melt, That, though in nir like feathers, lu drifts, their strength is felt. I am drifting, drifting, diiftmg, Down the lany and through tho alley, Tlicn out and o'ur the meadows Along the chiding ralicyc Thon round the drlfcing T kUs tlio window glai-st'F, peeping in the parlous, Salute tho ladfc aud Then drifting io tho faccH Of niinlunB in tho tlcigli, I the bluahing roses, That tiloom ca'h day, And there a moment To kisa tiut'uio sever, I settle on her ruby lips, And melt away forever. XV'io' Y.'lu Will. K Luit who has rifittul In- .mil H noiv prcj'.irui to dike o! nil rnfn on t'ic ino-l ible term-'. Hi- wi'l 'i< iK for them-th c Al-o ti.il i.  i r u K K Y S K R A B 0. Stroct, I'liilfidclj) a, dljjvns AM) XOTIOXs. A fe H i o II AT AND CAP STORK, .J. K. JO1INSTO.V, No. St. Clf.ii- Strcel, Jnnel'J-ti _ 1'ITrSJU RC. PA. AKICKK" IHH SK, I'.i. P. It OAItl'.s, in- un liav loined lliu mill coinmo'iiou-i IHHIJL knou n ,IM the "M.u let r" HI n jc. Soiitlu.nt conn r ..I tlin Iliinnonrl, lilu n -v illc. I'l, mil rtliiteil mil ri-l'ui iiislit-il the IIFL- i irc'l Io iti' tlic public ft itli citln I n un nt or traimunt Uo .mil Lt i 01 tblc r-.'i i. rr Vn i ji ''-i.nfnt ntnl g i 1 i room u atl.i-li' j to I'M i.'.iMc ._, l-lv 1' 11. OAKI.S. Jli-IT TKKI'S Jlfr. A. C. Gr.ifl b-iJ alwayi f nil ami tin eclootion of clioieo liml to la iound in thn- icinitv. It would be to the of lilt who niny bf in iiucd of Irnit to him :i i ill. II'- tin at of iLn. Li-t iHir'.eii'.J m "'J roin tin1 llaltimoro Ainurioin. Assassination of Mr. sionoftwo of the ment of Arnold on His Abduction and Assassination Conspi- racy. ZS'ow that tlio trhd of John Sun-alt for participation in theasbafisination of 1'reb- ijlcMit Jjincohi has boon thrown out of Court through tho technicalities of the law, and ho is announced as preparing for prc-is a narrative of the whole trans- action, it msjy servo a good to give publicity to the following btate- mi'iit of iSaniut.'! 13. Arnold, one of the UrKoncrs at the Tortiigas, made in Jialtimoro "voluntarily, four days after the a-bJi'-'-insiUoii. >Ve aKo give the of Atzciodt, made in his cell on the night before the ution, Both of these confessions we have in ourpos- in the luindwiiting of the oiici-., and they Iiave hitherto not been made public under the expectation that they would be in tlio trial of John SuriMtt. 'i h r of Aniold made in theollice of MaiNhal Mcl'hsiil, on tlic Stli of April, iininuLliafuly on his i; 11115 brought to tin.-- city horn Fortress Moiuoe. lie sat down at n desk and. voluutaiiiy Mrotc it without any ques- tioning. Tho confeb'sion of "was made in hK cell, at on the night Jre his execution. He asked foi pa- per, and it ia ritten with a lead pencil, lilt1 di.-L'onnected manner of it indicat- ing the btate of mind of the prisonei: C'OXI Ol J. B. JIADJ; Ai-uih IS, ISBo. 7'o Whom it Jftty ConcLi-n Know that 1, Samuel 13. Arnold, about the latter part of August or first pui t of iSeptcnilji r, 18U4, Mas st-nt by J. Wilkca Booth, lio u guost at JJar- num's Hotel, in the city of Baltimoic, ,Md., lo call to sec him. I had not been the same J. AYilUcs 1'oolh since 1.S62, u hi'ii we lioth schoolmates at KL. Hall, President L. Van liokehn then having said Hall as a pl.i< e of (mtion. His reception of ine m. Calling for wine and cigars1, we converged for a shoit lime upon our lotmcr school-boy clajH. were in- teiruptud by a knock at tho door, JMichael O'ljaughlin was usheied in. After a Ibi'iiial introduction, we sat our and all three <-moIvod a cigar. During smoking, he haying heard iously of my political feelings or '-cntiments, he spoke in glov, ing lurina of the Confeduuicy and the number of surplus prisoners in the hands of the Tinted Then cnfcued the propo- sition by J. Vulkes Booth, and which he (J. Yv'ilkcs Booth J thought could be accomplished, of kidnnpping Presi- dent as ho frequently went un- guatdcd out lo the Kolehers' J Ionic and be thought he could be picked up, cur- ried ofl'lo .Richmond, and for hib ex- change produce Ihe pxcliange for the I'resident of all the prisoners in the Fed- cnil Jlc, J Vilkes Booth, the originator of the scheme, asked if would enter into it. Aitei painting the chances of success in such colors, we con- ticntcd, Miclutel O'Laughhn and 1113 self. Wo were bound not to ulgc it to ;i living soul. 1 once more in Ba'timoro, and ho (J. "Wilkes Boolh) left to arrange his biibi- up .North, first to New York, thetu-e to the oil regions and fio.ni there to Hosioii, and linally (o Canada. He If i be buck in n month. 1 icccived a lellei, which J Dialing llrit lie laid up with erysipelas in his mm, and a-, boon SIH hd M .ilile be uould lie vulb ua. JSfonths rolled around, and he did not make his appearance until .some time in Jatm.iry Ins trunk he hnd two gunu, cup cal" tridgcs, which were the gun. rilles .1 think they were knives, belts, cartridge boxes, cartridges, caps, can- fully fixed for were to bo in case of pursuit, aud two pair of handcuffs to handcuff the President. His trunk being ,s.o jheavy, he gave, the pistols, knires aud hand- cuff's to Michael O'Laughlin aud my- to have shipped or bring to Wash- ington. He then returned from. "Wash- ington, to which place he had gone, bought a horse, harness 'and buggy wagon, leaving the team, etc., with us to drive on to Washington. from Baltimore about twelve or one o'clock, after having shipped the box containing'the knives, handcuffs and pistols, arriving in about ,evcu or half-pout seven the same even- ing. We met him on tho street as we were passing the theatre. We alighted, took a clnuk, and he told-us of the thea- tre plan slightly, saying he would wait till we put the horse away, aud tell lib more fully. He had previously, as I now remember, spoken at tho chaucos at the theatre if we could not succeed in the other plan at the Soldiers' Home, YVe went to the theatre that night, he (J, Wilkes Booth) telling us about the different back entrances, aud ble the plan was. He had rented a stable in tho rear of the theatie, having bought two horses down the country. One was in the stable behind the theatre, the other at livery. Met him next tlay; went together lo breakfast with him. lie was always pressed with business with ti man unknown to me then, by tho uame of John Surratt; most of hib (Booth's) time was spent with him. We were left entirely in the dark. Michael O'Laughlin and myself rented R room ou D street. No. and obtained meals at the Franklin House, at the corner of D and Eighth streets. We thus lived for nearly two months, seeing him perhaps three or four times during the wsok, and when seen, always but for a short time, having till pressing business always on hand, viz: to see John Surratt. Michael O'Laughlin and myself drove out occa- sionally, the horso liveried at Mr. Is'ai- lor'b stable. We drove always (but once) in the city and Georgetown the once exceptcd across the Eastern Branch idgp, when wo went upwards of live miles, I suppose, and returned. This was the only time I ever went over that urielge. How often. J. Wilkes Booth crossed T cannot state, but from his own woiels, often. Thus Michael O'Laugh- hn's and my time spent for the most at Rullman's Hotel (now Sinclair on Pennsylvania ave- nue anil Louisiana avenue, Ul diinking and amusements, with other Baltimore- tins besides ourselves congregated there, all of whom knew nothing of our busi- ness but that of selling oil stock. Oil stock was the blind for them as well as my family. During the latter part of March, whilst standing on llullman's porch, between eleven aud twelve o'clock, p. m., a young un- known, as 1 cannot remember about Jive feet live or six inches high, long nose, sharp chin, checks, small eye.s (gray, i dark hair, and I don't Michael O'Laughlin aside, and said J. Wilkes Booth wished to see us both tvt Gotici's saloon, on the avenue. I was then for the first time introduced to him, but forget his inune, We walked up together. Michael O'- Laughlin, this unknown and myself into the presence of J. Wilkes Booth, who introduced me to John Surratt, alias Port a Han Moscby, making in all seven persons. J. Wilkes Booth had scut word lo Michael O'Laughlin to bring me up in a gooel humor (still al- ways in the Then commenced the plan for tho President. Euch had his part to perform. First, I was to run into tho box and seize the President, whilst Atzoroclt, alias Port Tobacco, and J. Wilkes Booth were to handeuThim and lower him on the stage, whilst-----Moscby v as to catch him and hold him till wo got down. Surratt and the unknown were to be 011 the other side of iho Eastern. Branch bridge to facilitate escape. It was af- terwards changed to Moseby and Boolh to catch him m the box and to lower to me on tho stage. O'Laughlin and the unknown were to put tlio lights out, and Kurralt and Atzerodt, alias Port Tobacco, to be on the other side of the bridge. I was opposed to the whole proceeding, and said it could not be accomplished. If ever, which was an impossibility, we could get him out of the box aud to the bridge, wo would bo .stopped by Ihe seutinel. "Shoot the said Booth. I said that would not do, for ir an alarm was given there the whole thing was up, and, as for me, I wanted the shadow of a chance for es- cape and success. Michael O'Laughliu wanted lo argue the fame way, where- upon S. Wilkes said, "You find fault with everything concerning about it." I siud no; that I wanted lo have a change, and 1 inkmded to have it; that lie could bo the leader of the party, but nob my executioner. Whereupon J. Wilkes Boolhrernarked, in astern, com- rnsuiding- and angry voico, "Do jou Know you are liable to bo mcmber your onth.1' I told hjm th- plan or basis had changed, and, a- com- pact on the part of one broken is broken by all. If you feel inclined to shoot me you have no further to go, I shall defend myself. This, if I remember aright, was on a Friday, or maybe a Thursday night, when. I said, gentlemen, if this is not accomplished this week' I forever withdraw from it. I stayed up till about six or seven, o'clock -next Friday or Saturday, and then went to beel. I remaineel in doorsmatil twelve, when I arose and went to get my break- fast. Michael myself roomed together, both arose at tljp sarnje time, and Were always, in a together. Went to bed that evening about 7J o'clock. This day that I won't to beel so early we met about 2 o'clock or thereabouts; told me I spoke the night of meeting said I had been drinking. I told him uo I was in my sober souses, and meant every word I said if not accomplished this week I withdraw. Next day tho thing was to be accomplished on tho Seventh street road anel failed. On Sunday I stayed in "Washington, and, oil Monday or Tues. day 1 returned to the city of Baltimore and thcuco to Hookstown. J. Wilkes Booth in the meantime went to New York, and returned to Baltmore dining the week, ou Satuiday, I think. He said ho wished to see me on very urgent business, and my father sent for me. I came from the and he had gone to Washington, wheieupon I wrote him tho letter which was founel lu his trunk. The Richmond authorities, as far as I know, knew nothing of the conspiracy. The letter was written after my return to the country, after finding he coulel not wail to .see me iu Baltiinoie. Dur- ing the week I came to the city anel met Michael O'Laughlin, who asked me to go to Washington with him to finally arrange his allhiis. I went iu the re. .urneel same cvcuing home, having cut loose forever from it. N cxt elay I rc- ;eivcd a letter from J. W. Whartou, nt Fortress Monroe, giving me employ- ment. Went to the country, got my clothing, and ou Saturday, the Is day of April, left Baltimore for Fortress Monroe, at which place I haveremaineel never corresponding with Booth or see- ing hjm from the above named date to the present willing. The groundwork was to kidnap the President without vi- olence, lie never to me said that he would kill him. Fiuther than this I know nothing, and am innocent of hav- ing taken any active part iu thv; dark deed committed. SAMUEL B. AEXOLD. THE PLAN OP ESCAPE Was to place Mr. Lincoln in the buggy purchased for that purpose, and cioss Eastern Branch Bridge. Surratt and Atzcrodt, alias Port Tobaccco, were to follovv them to where he had a boat con- cealed turn the horse loose; place the President in the boat, and cross the Po- tomac to the Virginia shore, and thence to make oui way toKichmond. Sunatt eM the route, and wag to net as pilot. SAMUEL B. AKXOLD. A box.painted black, like unto a sword box, was sent by Booth from the hotel by the porter there to our room. The next day it was transferred in n O'Laughlin actiug pilot, to some place. I was not present. After giving the box to the driver, went to Georgetown, and O'Laughlin had tho full charge of it. M. O'Laughlin said ho took it to Mr. Hoard's, and from thence the unknowu carried it home. Took the guns, out and carried them to Pedee. This latter clause Booth told mo. SAMUKL B. ARNOLD. Witness V. Randall, E. G. Horncr. Baltimore, Apiil 18th, 1803. this written statement of ho verbally communicated the fact that Booth was the correspon- dent of Doctors Mudd, Garland aud fact was told the Secretary when I presented 'him Arnold's state- ment. CONFESSION OF ATZBBODT BTILAriWE TO THK ASSASSINATION Of TiiNe.or.iSr. I had not seen John Surratt for about eight days before the murder. Booth told mo a few days bcfoie the murder that he was iu" Washington. Kate Thompson, aliaf Brown, came from Richmond with John Surratt about the time that Richmond fell. He had come previously with Gublavua Howoll, now in the Old Capitol Prison. Kale Thomp- son stopped at Mrs. Surralt'b, and also at tho National and Rinnel Hotels. This was about 21 ycais of age, spruce and neat, medium size, black eyes, and fair complexion. She had a sister in New York, who, it was saiel, was a widow. San-alt was made known lo her in New York by a signal conveyed by a small switch with a waxed end a piece of rod ribbon on the butt, handled hoiizontally through the lingers. This sign was given on a hotel pavement ou Broadway, lie went with her South, aud hired a horse at Howard's stables for the purpose. Harold came to the Ki vie wood House and left the knife, pislol and coat, on the evening of tho murder, about half- past six o'clock, as I about leaving, I having told the clerk to tell whoever might call that I was gone out. This was before Harold camo in, llarold and I went to the Hern don House, 'Mrs, Murray 'B, corner of Ninth and F streets. It was then about eight o'clock, and saw Booth, Wood and Payne in Wood's room. Here the proposed mur- der was first mentioned. I refused to take part in it, when Booth said, "Theii we will do it, but what will be- come of you? You had better come along and get your horse." I then left them and went to the Oyster Bay ou the avenue, and stayed sometime; then to the stable and got my horse and went up D. street. This was about ten o'clock. JcaliBebat the Riuuel House aud got a drink. I saw none of the party after we separated about nine o'clock that even- ing. I then went out to C street toward the Baltimore depot; wont between the old and new Capitol; came on the ave- nue again, and concluded to come back. I rode down the avenue auel the cavalry Were dashing by me. This was the first I heard the murder. I then went Up EighthiStrect, left the horse at the stables opposite the Fraukliu House, aud heard a little boy talking about the murder. I then took a car anel went to ware! the Navy Yard. This was about II o'clock, and I met two young meii_ named Briscoc and Spates, with whom Uiad some talk. After walking some distance I took a car to the corner of Sixth street and Pennsylvania avenue. Here I met a man inquiring for a place to sleep at. I took him around to the Riuuel House, and we retired to one room wilh six beds ;n it. I left c.uly next morning anel passed through Georgetown on my way to Montgomery county. No one left the hotel with me. 1 saw Mike O'Laughlin about a "week before the President was killed. I never wanted O'Laughlin and Arnold's aid; met O'Laughlin once or twice at Smith- ard's, and a few times iu the street. When we were at Murray's, on the night of tho murder, Harold said he had a letter from a printer to Andy Johnson. He saiel he was going to give it to him, aud he wanted me to give him the key of my room, which I re- fused to do. Previous to the arrangement for the heard that the President was to visit a camp. The coach was to be taken out Seventh street. Surratt was to jump on tho box as he was the best driver, and drive through Old Fields to the Long Bridge. This was about the middle of March. O'Laugh- lin, Samuel Aruold, Payuo, Surratt, Boothy and Harold went to the Long Bridge with two carbines, and v ere to wait for us. They did so un til midnight and returned, to Wash- ington next morning. This failed. All was quiet then for some time. Booth weut to New York, Arnold to Baltimore, O'Laughliu also, and Payne loft for New York. After this Howell brought a woman across tho Potomac. Howell was made prisoner, nnd Surratt took her North, about a week before the murder. Booth told me that Surratt was, in the Ilcruclon House; on the night of the murder, of April, we were not altogether at the Heruelon House. Booth toid me Surratt was to help at the box, that he expected others iu the box. Booth went from the Herndon House down Ninth street. The words of Booth were "I saw Sur- ratt a few months ago." All the par- ties appeared to be engaged at some- thing on that night, and were not to- Booth appointed me and Harold to kill Johnson and in going down the street I told Booth we could not do it. Booth s 4d Harold had more courage and lie would do it. Harold and I were on Pennsylvania avenue together. I told him I would not do it, and should not go'tomy room for fear he would disturb Mr. Johnson. He left me to go for Booth. This was after nine o'clock. I went to the Oyster Bay, and Harold came in and said that Booth wanted io see me. Harold left mo hero. I prom- ised to get my horse and come. I was uot at tho Kirkwood House after two o'clock. I have uo recollection of being there after that. I had nothing to say at any of the meetings. One of tho at- tempts was at the theatre; the gas was to be put out, No discussion was had about failure, and what to tlo in that case. The coil of rope at Lloyd's was to stretch across the road to trip the cavalry. 1 know nothing about Span- gler's rope; 1 believe him innocent Booth told me en actor was to bo the best assistant in the theatre to turn ofl the gas, Arnold and O'Laughlin were to grab Iho President juiel take him oil'; auel Booth wild, when applicel to for mousy, he would go to New York and get some, as he had it there. Mrs. Sur- ratt, Mrs. Slater, Major Banon aud John Surratt left Washington together; got thoises at Howard's. Mrs. S. stopped at "surratlsvillel John Suiratt and Mrs. Slater, crossed, and Banou and Mrs. Surratl came back. Banon was in the Rebel army. 1 don't think Banou knew anything about the conspiracy I sold a horse for Boolh and thought the ivU'air was about over. Tho murclei was broached first ou the 14th, at night, when Harold came for me, I did heai Booth say Lincoln ought to be killed. A widow woman was living noar Mr. Seward's, and Booth said by her Influ- ence he could got entrance to Seward's houses; through her influence- with the e-hamberoiald aud house servant. The girl at the house was gooel-looldng nnd knew the widow. Harborn was into it first; he came to Poet Tobacco for me with John Surratt during the winter. The boat was at tho head of Goose Creek smd moved to Naujemoy Creek. It was a lead-colored flat bottom boat, and will carry fifteen men. This boat was bought of James Brawner, the olel mau. Mrs. Slater went wilh Booth a good eleal. She stopped at the National Hotel. How a Girl was Educated The following oxlract is from Har- Life of TheoelosiaBurr When Thcodosia was tea years olej, Mary Wollstonecraft'.s eloquent little jook, "A Vindication of tha Rights of fell into Mr. Burr's hands. was so powerfully stritck by it that sat np nil night reading it. Is it owing to ignorance, or he wrote, "that I have not yet met a single 3erbon, who had discovered, or would allow tho merit ofthib work In the spirit of this book Theodosia's education was conelucted. Her mind lad fair play. Her father took it for granted that she could learn what a joy of the same age could learn, and ;ave her precisely the advantages he houlel have gi ven a son. Besides the usual accomplishment, French, music, lancing and riding, she to Horace, Virgil, Terence, Lucuui rlonier, in the original. She appears to lave road all of Terence and Lucian, a jreat part of Horace, all the Iliad, and a arge portion, of the Odyssey. "Cursed exclaimed her father once, "of ashionable education, of wheih both sexes are Uie and yours eminently the victim. If I could fore- see that Theo, would become a mear fashionable woman, with all tho attendant frivolity and vacuity of mind, adorned wilh whatever grace or allu- rement, I would earnestly pray God lo take her forthwith hence. But I yet lope, by her, to convince the world what neither sex appears to believe that women have A Dilemma. A young person of the Univerhaliht faith, niauy years since, when, tho Si- mon-pure Universal ism was preached, stnrtcel westward lo attend u convention of his brethren iu the fiiith. He took :he precaution to carry a vial of cayenne in his pocked, to sprinkle his food with, a preventive) to fevur nnd ague. The convention met; and at dinner ft tall Hoosier obscivcd the parson ns he eea- soned his meat, anel addressed him ;h us: "Stranger, I'll thank you for a lectio of that 'ere red salt, for I'm kind 'o cu- rious to try it." returned tho pardon, 'but you will find it very powerful; be careful how use it." The Hoosier took the proffered vial, and feeling himself proof against any quantity of raw whUky, thought he could pfcirid the "red salt" with impu- nity, and accordingly sprinkled a junk of beef rather bountifully with it, and forthwith introduced it into his capa- cious mouth. It fcoon began to take hold. lie shut his eyes, and his fea- rcs began to writhe, denoting a very inharmonious condition, physically. Finally he could stand it no longer. IIu opened his mouth and screamed "Take a drink of cold water from the taid the parson. that put it asked the martyr, suiting the aclion to the word. In a short time the unfortunate man began to recover, anel turning to the1 parson, his eyes yet swiming in water, exclaimod "Stranger, you call yourself a 'Vitrse- list, I "I mildly answered the pa'-son. "Wai, I want to know if you think it consistent witk your belief to go about with hell fire in your breeches of Light. "PUT THAT RASCAL OUT. IhocongrcoRlion woro collected at church, on a certain occasion, an old, dark, hard-featured skin-and-bone indi- vidual was sce'ii wending hits way up the aisle and taking his neat near the pulpit. The officiating clergyman was one of that class who dctcbleel written sermons, and, as for prayers, he thought they ought to be the- natural outpouring of the heart. After the hinging vas concluded, tho house wan, as uf-ual. culled to prayer. The genuf-i we have introduced did not kneel, but loaned hia head devotedly upon the hack of his pew. Tho minister bcgaii by Haying: "Father of all in every age, by wilnl and savage adored." said a low but clear voice, near old hard fea- tures. The minister, after-casting an indignant look in the direction ol tho voico, throneMltelh on thojxdamaiitino hills of paradise." again interrupted the voice. Tho minister's lip quivered for a mo- ment, but recovering hlmneJf, he began, "wo thank thoo most gracious Father, that we arc permitted to assemble in thy name, while others equally nicrilo- lious, but ICBH favored, have been car- ried beyond that bourne from whence no traveler interrupted the voice; this wan too much. "Put that impudent rascal shouted the minister. ejaculated tho voice in the same calm but provoking manner. Miscellaneous Items, THE greatest mistake we make in our human relations is interfering too much with each other's freedom. We are apt to think our way ie the only way. A shock of earthquake was felt at St. Johns, N. B., Saturday morning, last- ing about one minute, during which time tho vibrations were quite perccpti-1 blc. TITEKE is a man in Chicago who places a car) on his head and lets Cap- tain Travis put a pistol ball through it at twelve paces, the bullet going within an inch of his skull. THE largest number of bottles of cham- pagne opened for callers at any private house on New Year's Day is said to have been a hundred and seventy. THE Coroner of St. Louis reports thii ty-two murders and thirty suicides committed in that city last year, aud five deaths were occasioned by coal oil explosions. TFTE New Jersey Lcgislalu'-e will piobably pass the bill abolishing capital punishment. Senator Howe, of Wis- consin, is expected at Trenton daily to address the Legislature in its favor. THE Troy Gazette says "There is a woman in Schuylkill county almshouse 109 years old. tihc was born in Ireland quite young." M. Gustavo Lambert, who has in charge an expedition to the North Pole, has named hia vessel "Faith iu to the great scandal of tho religious woi Id. Ox Wcdncpdey a Baron married a lovely young girl of seventeen bum- in New York, and one of the atti actions was a bridal present of a set of silver. J LTVENILE parties, in costume, are the rago of the season in New York. At one, last last week, worth of pres- ent', were given to the youngsters, be- s-ieks all the candy they could eat. Ax important measure regulating tho passenger transportation rates on rail- roads, has been introduced into the Illi- noiM Legislature by Senator Fuller. The rate for adults is fixed at three cents per mile. A passenger on an overland mall coach was recautly drugged iu order to be but finding insensibility oming over him, he got off at one of the stations and saved his pocketbook. AN anxious would-be bride waited impatiently for a non-arriving bride- groom in Indianapolis. In place of hiim-elf he sent to the wedding n. tjlc- ram announcing that he was only iu fun, and wanted to seo how the lady- would take a joke. A distinguished horticulturist learned by chance that the best way to label a tree is to write with a lead pencil ou zinc. The name cannot bo erased at first, and -it grown more distinct and durable with age, THE report of tho Tauntou (Mass.) Insane Asylum states that intemperance is Uie leading cause of the insanity there, and that immediate, not gradual discontinuance of all stimul.xuts is the best treatment for all such cases. The Chicago Advance advocates (ho election of women to ollicoa in the church. Why not? majority of church members and practical -worken arc women; aud why not give them, their "rights" iu the church prcliminaiy to their introduction into the broader field of the State? THE population of Milwaukee hniin- crc.Lsed from '275 iu 'Ib30, in 1S40, iu 1850, iu to m 1868, as estimated from the vote at tho last election, and there are chil- dren of school age iu the city. A paper asks why should uot Churches be managed f-o that any one whochooaoa can go and sit w here he pleases, one in as good as another. When you come to Hunk of it, don't it seem strange that ftiie'h is. not the case? SEXATOH MomoN" has introduced a bill granting a pension (the amount left blank) to the idow of the late President Lincoln. The ground taken in favor of the grant is that the late Pieaident wan killed dur.ng Hie while he w.us L-oiamiinder-iu-chicfof the army. Oxi; lunis, a. colored barber in Jersey City, has made the treatment of prema- ture heads a.specialfrtudy, and after as, rios of experiments demonstrated the fact that hair may be grafted into sue ha bend and made tu glow. Ho takes hair fioiu the head of another per- son and cxumir.es it with a microscope to if it IB perfect and hralthy. Tnia hair he asserUs into the cu.vitie.1 of the iscalp, !Uid secures it to iU place by bandages which mo allowed to remain a days until the hair takes root. A LADY'S con- tinued old bachelor says tho wishes of tht fail' bexaro, first, a husband; second, a fortune third, a baby forth, a trip to Europe; fifth, a better looking than any of her neighbors sixth, to be well buttered with flattery; seventh, to have nothing to do in puticulnr; eighth, to be handsome; ninth, to he thought well of; tenth, to iiwlw a sensation, eleventh, to nttcn.l wrd- dlDVi I tw.-lfth. io be alw-ij o e )ii under   

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