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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1861.
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grates. HANLEITER A ADAIR.
Arrival and Departure of Train..
Railroad a Banking Company.
to Atlanta, 171 ItUto—Far.,—$5 5*.
Q BO BOB YOSOA Superintendent.
HOUUi n.1.18.* T.A1«.
m Atlanta, daily, H.». A. M.
res .1 Augusta at,— ••**. *■ JJ-
e. Augusta, daily, at ?"• *’
es .1 Atlanta at,.....— —• •■**> A. M.
..ear rsasawe.R ran..
Atlanta, dally, at - P. JJ.
at Augusta at 5.58, A. M.
August* at..— 1. 7.SO, P. M.
at Atlanta at. ..11.45, P. M.
l Road run. in connection with the Trains
Seqth Carolina and tha Savannah aad
' a Railroads, at Augusta.
tlanta S Wast-Palat Railroad.
to "We* t-Point, 87 Miles—Pnra,..*S 50.
ROE Q. HULL, Superintendent.
oar rassnaann mam.
Atlanta, daily, at. 18.10, A. M.
at West-Polnt at - S10, P. M.
Wast-Poipt, daily, at 1.00, p. M.
-t AH»Sta *!».-»»Ml, ?■ M -
nave. MMnxtfa nun
Atlanta, daily, at 0.50, A. M.
at Went-Point at — 5.48, A. M.
Wait-Point, daily, at..., 8.15, A. M.
at Atlanta at 7.50, A. M.
_cad connects with the Montgomery A
'at Road at Wtet-Point.
. Jt Atlantic Saurian.
to Chattanooga, 188 Milea—Fare,....$5.
W. LEWIS, Superintendent.
dat PAssanana mna.
tlanta, daily, at 10.10, A. M.
at Chattanooga at . 8.40, P. M.
Chattanooga at. 4.05, A. M.
at Atlanta at. ,1.15, P. M.
1 wviai.o tAnsnnoan TOAia. ( I
tlanta, nightly, at 7.50, P. M.
Atlanta at...,.* 11.46, P. M.
ad connects,each way.with the Rome
ilroad at Kingston, the East Ten-
d Georgia Rial road at Dalton, and the
~Ohftttanooga Railroad at Ohatta-
—— ; — —
1 A Wastera Rallread.
.to Macon, lOJuile^-Fare,—„.»4 50.
ED I* TYLER, Superintendent
dat ptsimnn Mil*,
aeon at.-—8.45, P. M.
Atlanta at - 7.15, P, M.
ant* at.— 18», P. M.
Wapop 7.(1*. *• M
• sup KASsnn.nn mu.
—C at... 1100, Right.
tlanta at 7.15, A, M.
tout 11.00, Night.
noon at 7.15, A. M.
t Train, will not b* run on gua-
jjf'Oh 1 .Tr.iu from Atlanta,
A rte Cenfi. 1 Bsiiro^ for B|T*n-
I. A. Mo a»d th, Sugth Wosteru tor
Ouluiatmo, gt 0.45, M.
,'r.ln non-. Atlanta, connect, with
“.ilroad for Sarannah at 10.00 P.
_ _duth -Western Bail Road for Co
at 11.50, P. U.
Ph rough Tickets from Atlanta to few
-‘uding Omnibus fan In Sar.nnkh,
I Manofneturing bosinsss. On.
fo.too cash napttol, an moto,' wilf. gad
meat, wlwOker ho oagdgii An-
alA.no or ant. For fiiOtMD par.
apply at this oSc*. jnlyH-tf
Jon* M. Bohixq, Secretary.
LEWIS LaWSHE, W. U.
DAVID MAYftR, W. M.
R. J. Hamit, Secretary.
MOUNT ZION ROYAL AKOH CHAPTER, No. 18, meets
on the second and fourth Monday nights in each
mouth. L. J. GLENN, II. P.
0. R. Hiiuum, Secretary.
JASON BURR COUNCIL OF ROYAL AND SELECT
MASTERS, No. 18, meets uuarterlv, on the first l ues-
day In January, April, July and October.
W. W. BOYD, M.\t\
W. T. Hsad, Recorder.
WM. H. BARNES, Chief Patriarch,
W. W. BOYD, High Priest
T. P. Flcmiiu, Scribe.
BANK OF FULTON—Alabama Street.
F, W. HOLLAND, President.
A. Acsteix, Cashier.
AGENCY CENTRAL RAILROAD ft BANKING COM
PANY—Office on Alabama Street.
A. W. JONES, Agent.
AGENCY GEORGIA RAILROAD ft BANKING COM
PANY—Office on Whitehall Street near the Railroad.
WM. W. CLAYTON, Agent
Pbjuio Baowx, Cashier.
J. P. LOGAN, President.
ATLANTA FIRE DEPARTMENT#
WM. BARNES, Chief Engineer.
8. B. SHERWOOD, 1st Assistant.
R. F. MADDOX, 2d Assistant.
F. M. JOHNSTON, Secretary.
JOHN F. EZZARD, Treasurer.
ATLANTA FIRE COMPANY No. 1, meets first Monday
In each month. J. H. MECA8LIN, President.
W. K. Mabom, Secretary.
GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA.
JosirH E. Brow*, Governor.
Joint B. Campbell, )
H. H. Wattses, ^-Secretaries.
II. J. O. Williams, )
Th bo Boas L. Gckrrt, President of Senate.
F. H. Wbst, SecreUry of Senate.
Eli MoCobwbll, Principal Keeper.
Cha«liu> G. Talbird, Assistant
W. A. Williams, Book Keeper.
Cias. W. Lamb, Chaplain.
Da. R. G. Cask, Physician.
Dr. T. Grxrn, Superintendent Lunatic Asylum.
Da. S. G. Wbit«, )
D. G. Campbell, VTrustees.
MlLLKB GSUVS, J
JosKrtr He**r LcurtlK, of Athens.
Ricwari) H. Lyox, of Atlanta.
Chahlbs J. Jukihs. of Augusta.
GBOBUS N. Lestbb, of Marietta.
Charles W. Dt Bose, of Sparta.
1st District.—Brunswick, Eastern and Middle Judicial
Tims or Sbssio*—2d Monday In January and June, at
2d Ditrict.—Pataula, Macon, South-Weetern and Chat
tahoochee, Judicial Circuits.
Tims or Sbssio*—4th Monday In January and 8d
Monday In June, at Macon.
8d District—Tallapoosa, Flint, Coweta, Blue Ridge and
Tims ov Ssssioi—4th Monday In March and 2d Mon
day In August, at Atlanta.
4th District.—Western and Northern Olrcults.
Time op Sbssio*—4lh Monday In May and November,
6th Distbict.—Ocmulgee and Southern Circuits.
Tim* op Srssio^s—2d Monday In May and November,
N. J. If AM MOST), Atlanta,. 7.... Solicitor Oeaersl.
Coutles. Time of Session.
Clayton—1st Monday in May and November.
DsKalb—4th Monday la April and October.
Fayette—2nd Monday la March and September.
FUlton—1st Monday In April and October.
Meriwether—8d Monday In February and Auguet.
Troup—8d Monday in May and November.
D. P. Hammovd, Newnan, Judge.
M. Kebdrick, Cedar Town* Solicitor OeneraL
Oouatlee. Time of Sections.
Campbell—$4i Monday In February awl Augu*t.
Carroll—let aad td Monday in februftry adi August.
If sard—ed Monday la March aad September.
Haralson—8d Monday In April and October.
Paulding—4th Monday In February and August.
Polk—8d Ronday In February aud August.
W*. r*iu.irn, M.rictU,... Solicitor Qtnw.l.
»«rnte 11. Olokito'hIVSmr&rihitomtor.
into—im >|M*Ur >• J**# *to AotmUxt.
Mtotna-u ItodH in Mwvk ami i^umbM.
.t Monday in March and
i Monday la April and October.
Mayor—JARED IRWIN WHITAKER,
Ward I—Felix Hardman, F. 0. House.
Ward II—William Watklne, J. K. Crew.
Ward III—8. B. Love, Robert Crawford.
Ward IV—J. H. Mecaslin, James Lynoh.
Ward V—8. B. Robson, Thomas Kile.
Finance—Council men Robson, Crew,
n Ordinances—Counctlmen Watkins, Me-
Committee on Streets—Counciltnen Crew, Robson,
Committee on Wells, Pumps and Clstsrns—Council-
men Lynch, Kilt, House.
Committee on Lamps and Gas—Councilman Kile, Me-
i Fire Department—Councilmen Mecas-
Hu, Kobsou, Watklus.
Committee on Police—Councilmen Love, House,
a Cemetery—Councilman Hardman, Wat-
Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds—Conn-
Committee on Relief—Councilmen Crawford, Mecas
lin, House, Watkins, Kile.
Clerk of Council, Tax Receiver and Collector—H. C.
Treasurer—E. J. Roach.
Chief Marsha!—Thomas B. Boggus.
Deputy Marshal—Duke H. Brannon.
1st Lieutenant Police—B. N. Williford.
2d Lieutenant Police—J. M. Lester.
City Surveyor—N. L. Currier.
Clerk Market—J. D. Welle.
City Sexton—Q. A. Pilgrim.
Superintendent Streets—H. W. McDaniel.
Dr. U. W. BROWN, Chairman,
G. B. Haygood, Esq., Dr. D. C. O’Keefe,
Dr. J. G. Westmoreland, Dr. T. 8. Powell.
J. N. Simmons,
E. M. Taliaferro.
Sheriff—C. C. Green—Deputy, S. B. Love.
Clerk Superior Court—B. F. Botnar.
Clerk Inferior Court—Daniel Pittman.
Ordinary—J. II. Mead.
Treasurer—J. R. Wallace.
Tax Collector—A. J. Collier.
Tax Receiver—William Center.
Coroner—A. R. White.
Purveyor—Thomas A. Kenedy.
THE ARMY OF GEORGIA.
Colonel—Wm. J. Hardsi, U. 8. A.
Lieut. Cel.—C*AS. J. Williams, of Muscogee co.
1. L. B. McLaws, V. 8. A.
2. Edward R. Harden, Whitfield county.
1. Wm. D. Smith, U. 8. A Company A
2. Wm. J. McGill, G. M. I “. .. B
8. Wm. Martin, of Lumpkin county “—C
4. Wm. G. Gill, U. S. A “....D
6. Jacob Read, U. 8. A “....E
8. John G. Patton, of Bibb county *• F
7. George H. Thompson, of Fulton county “ G
8. Francis T. Cullens, of Clay county •*... .H
V. Alexander M. Wallace, of Fulton county....“ I
10. 8. P. Hamilton, of Chatham county “ J
1. Arthur 8haaf, U. S. A Company E
2. St. Clair Dearing, U. 8. A “ — B
8. A. F. Cone, C. 8. A. “"••O
4. Thomas J. Berry, U. 8. A “....D
6. A. A. F. Hill, of Clarke county “.... A
6. W. W. Kirkland, late Marine Corps F
7. John Mllledge, Jr., of Richmond county ... "... ,C
8. T. 8. McIntosh, of Chatham county “ — H
2. John M, Branch, of Chatham oounty “ I
10. Tomlinson Fort, of Baldwin county u — J
11. Bedney F. McDonald, appointed by the Colonel
Quartermaster 1st Regiment, Company J.
1. Thomas A. Mattox, of Chatham Company A
2. Garnett Andrews, Jr., of Wilkes “ .. B
8. John F. King, of Glyan “.... C
4. George P. Harrison, Jr., of Chatham M — D
6. P. M. B. Young, W. P. C., of Cass **....K
8. K. 8. Willis, W. P. O., Chatham J
7. J.G. Blount, W. P. C., Talbot “... F
8. J. Alexnnder, W. P. C., Fulton ..G
2. John McPherson Berrien, Chatham "....II
10. Michael Cass "— I
11. Joseph A Blance, Polk " I
Colonel—Wm. W. T. Walkib, U. 8. A
Lieutenant-Colonel—R. W. Chastain, of Fannin.
L Wm. M. Gardiner, U, 8. A,
2. Alfred Cummlng, V, 8, A,
1. Jamee McIntosh, U. 8. A Company A
1 Thomas McCennel, of Liberty B
8. Alfred Iverson, Jr., U. f, A "....C
4. John D. Walker, of Scrtven. "....D
6. John R. F. Tatnall, U. 8. A "....K
8. R. A. Wayne, of Chatham "....F
7. John 8. Fain, of Union “ — G
8. Miller Grieve, Je., of Baldwin " — H
y. Lewis H. Kenan, of Baldwin " ... I
10. Abner Bmead, U S. A “— J
L John T. Mercer, U. & A Company A
2. Joseph P. Jones, U. 8. A C
8. A. B. Montgomery, U. 8. A..D
4. Robert H Anderson, \J. S. A M —
6. B. Thomas, V, 8, A "....P
4 Joseph Wheeler, U.I A *—Q
7. Robt. ft. Crawferd,of Fulton "...,H
4 U. D. D. Twiggs, of Richmond..,,,. I
4 Henry Cleveland, of Richmond, J
10. ft. f. Brown, ©( Forsyth, " — U
IV G. Whitfield Anderson, of Fulton, «....J
1, John Howard, Jr„ ef Mueeogee Cempaay A
4 f, U Wade, of aorewuB, „B
4 K H. Rewdee, of Blhh "....C
4, R,H, Atkinson/of Bibb "....D
6, F, M, Myers,of Cobb. "....E
4 J. Barrow, W. P. C., of Clarke n —T
T. John A, Weet, of Morgan "... .G
4 Lewis DeLagle, of Rlehmoad "....H
4 G. R. Lamar, Jr., of llshssowd. »?'..»»I
M. Robert F. Runt, of Cobb. "...,J
U, Henry W. Tripps, of HousUn ".,..J
r IB Im ef Carroll A High ia this day dis
solved, by mvtuftl oonaent. Either of the
partite are authoring V) eettle the buaineac of
ibo into firm. Thoee indebted will pl«%H call
8*4 settle. ir.«.CAfcfi»L,
AUaata, Feb. 18,1841. J06.1. HIGH-
H. HUNTINGTON, M. D.,
OFFICE in Rawson’s new build
ing, corner Whitehall and Hunter Streeet.—
Residence first house to the left of Col. Yan-
References : Hon. R. F. Lyon, Mr. E. E.
Rawson, Messrs. Beach A Root, Rev. Mr. Rog
ers, Dr. Logan, Atlanta; Rev. C. M. Irwin, D.
A. Yason, Esq., Col. Nelson Tift, Col. W. J.
Lawton, Henry Tarver, Albany. Jan 16.
OH. J. P. H. BROWN,
SUCCESSOR TO OAMPMLL a BBO.,
OFFICE over Massey A Lansdell’s
Drug Store, Whitehall street, Atlanta,Georgia.
All operations pertaining to Dental Surgery
performed with tne greatest care twAwlyje0
E. J. At ft. W. CRAVEN*
HAEE removed to their new
and splendid room in Parkeb’b
Block, opposite Beach A Roots, where they are
prepared to wait on all who may wish their
Ministers, who are pastors charged half-
price. Calls from a distance attended o with
W. J. DICKEY,
SURGEON AND MECHANICAL
OFFICE—Up-stairs, next door to Richard s
Book Store. sep24tw1yr
FIRST DOOR WEST OF THE FULTON BANK
A great variety of
Covered in BROCATELLE, REPS, VEL
VET, 8HALLY, and HAIR-CLOTH. All
made in a workman-like manner, combining
Strength, Durability and Beauty!
Modelled after the etyle of LOUIS XIV,
and many of the Oriental Btyles adapted to
American taste. Also may be found
lOO Rook 1 n n
Ladies’ Farlor Chairs,
Mostly of new Patterns, from
$5 to $30 each.
Of the latest and most fash
Of Rosewood, Mahogany!
Walnut and Imitation, from
$1.25 to $80.
Of every style, qi lity and
Cane, Rush, aud Wood-Seal CHAIR8, fo
Parlor, Dining, and Bed-Room, with . * i"«?
variety of Childreu s Chairs ; Rocking and
Nurse Chairs, with Cane, Rueh, and Wood
WARDROBES, Wash-fitande, Hat-Racks,
Corner 8tands; Side, Centre, and Parlor TA
BLES, Ladies* Work Tables and Quartettes.
BEDSTEADS OF EVERY KIND.
FRENCH IN ROSEWOOD,
FRENCH IN MAHOGANY,
FRENCH IN WALNUT
ORIENTAL IN ROSEWOOD,
ORIENTAL IN MAHOGANY,
COTTAGE IN MAPLE AND
COMMON IN POPLAR & MAPLE.
Cotta*, Suitto in * Tariaty of itylw.
Hair, Mom and OotLwi MatlroMM made to
order. All kinda of common Mattreeeee aeual-
1, found in Furniture Storea kept on hand.—
Aleo a full supply of Window Shades, new
Patterna, together with many other artielM
aommoi to this line of trace.
Particular attention paid to Repairing and
making to order. Looking Qlasa Plates kept
constantly on hand.
D. CUAFFXE, Agent
Atlanta, Sapt 19—dSm
ATLANTA INSURANCE COMPANY.
JOS. P. LOGAN, President.
PERINO BROWN, Cashier.
L. P. GRANT, JOSEPH P. LOGAN,
THOMAS L. COOPER, JOHN W.:DUNCAN,
GEORGE G. HtLL, JOS. D. LOCKHART.
D EPOSITS received and commercial paper
Collections received and remitted for at cur
rent rates of Exchange on day of payment.
Uncurrent money, Gold and Silver Coin,
bought and sold.
Loans and Notes negotiated.
Stooks, Bonds and Real Estate bought and
sold on commission.
JMT* Prompt attention to correspondente.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE !
W E are Agents for the Augusta Insurance
Company, and the Insurance Company
of the Valley of Virginia.
Our rates of premium will compare with anv
of the Northern Companies. We trust our
citisens will patronize Southern Institution*,
especially when they are strong, solvent and
prompt in redeeming all losses.
S. B. ROBSON A CO.
aprillT Atlanta, Georgia.
FIRE AND LIFE
ImuiM L .Shun, 1
. ■ --i—a
LIBEL FOR DIVORCE.
Aiigut Term, 1«M.
John F. Shun.
TT appun to tho Court that th* Defendant
A reetoee oateida tha Unite nf the Slate of
Georgia, it >• ordered by the Court that eerrioe
upon laid Defendant be perfected by publica
tion la tend, of the lew.
B. F. HAMMOND, J. & *
AgeaU 17, 1W0. nor.ll 1 a mth f.Smthe.
T HE subscriber represents the following first
class Companies, some of which are now
the leading Comp- .iee in the country—all
haring C*v*k Capital* and a largo mrplu*. The
Companies thus* designated divide eeventy-five
per ct. the net earnings with the policy holders:
HOME INSURANCE COMPANY, N. Y.
Capital and Surplus <1,458,000 28
•CONTINENTAL IM8URANCE COMPANY,
Capital and Surplus fl.OOO.OOO.
•SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY, N. Y.
Capital aud Surplus <600,383.
CITIZEN INSURANCE COMPANY, N. Y.
Capital and Surplus <324,362.
NIAGARA INSURANCE COMPANY.
Capital and Surplus, <304,054.
SPRINGFIELD FIRE AND MARINE INSU
RANCE COMPANY, MASS.
Capital aud Surplus <484,000.
•MARKET INSURANCE COMPANY, N. Y.
Capital aud Surplus <300,000.
HUMBOLDT INSURANCE COMPANY, N. Y.
Capital aud Surplus <235,000.
METROPOLITAN INSURANCE CO., N. Y.
Capital and Surplus <400,000.
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
This Company offers security and advan
tages uusurpaased by any Life Insurance Com
pany in the country. It accomodates the in
surer in the payment of premiums, annually,
half yearly, or quarterly. Premiums on poli
cies for life, if over $50 per annum, sixty per
cent, is only required. Annuities granted on tho
most liberal terms.
All the above Companies court investigation
into their condition and system of doing busi
Office on Whitehall street, next door to T. R.
Ripley’s, opposite the “Intelligencer” office.
julylJ SAMUEL SMITH.
CARVING IN WOOD.
FPHE subscriber respectfully innounces to
J the citisens of Atlanta, that he ia now
fully prepared to execute in the best manner,
every description of CARVING IN WOOD.
He will also give particular attention to tho
fitting up of Storea, with Shelves, Counters, Ac.,
after any plan j also, the internal decoration
of public Halls, Churches, Ac.
Old Furniture of good quality will be
repaired at short notice in the best manner.
Marietta street, opposite Gas Works.
ON HUNTER STREET,
Bktwrk* McDoivovi and Butlkk Streets,
Near the City Hall.
T HE Subscriber begs leave to inform his
friends, and the public generally, that he
haa established, aa above, a
Blacksmith and Wagon Shop,
and also a
where he ia prepared to do all kinda of work
in his line. He solicits a share of patronage,
and will guarantee to give entire satisfaction
to all that may entrust him with their orders.
Orders promptly attended to.
JAMES E. GULLATT.
He has on hand and for sale two DRAYS.
Cheap for Cask.
Atlanta, Jan. 30.
Rale to Perfect Service.
Stillman Hoisington | XjIBEL FOR DIVORCE
Jane Hoiiingtou. J i» Fulto. 8up.Coort.
M* r yE. Bu ‘M 1 LIBEL FOR DIVORCE
Jane, B. BuUe. J in r “ lt0 ” Sup^or Court.
I T appearing to the Court, by the returns of
the Sheriff, that naither of tha above defend
ants reside in this county, and it further ap
pearing, that neither of them resides in the
State, It is, on motion, ordered that each of
•aid defendants appear and answer, at ths
nsxt terns of thin Court, or that said oase be
considered in default and that the Plaintiff in
eaah ease be allowed to proceed.
This 1st day of October, 1840. By ths Court.
J. M. A W. L. CALnoon,
Attorneys pro Libelants.
A true sxtrsot from ths minutes of Fulton
Superior Ooavi. Nov. 24th, IM4.
DANIEL PITTMAN, Dep. Clerk.
Not. 24. wlsmfSm
The lovers of the supernatural and terrific
will find enough for them in (he extracts be*
Revelations of n Spectre.
By education, the theory of life, and a hor
ror of being deemed superstitious or ignorant,
a majority of intelligent people are impressed
with a total disbelief in ghosts and a species
of lofty pity for those who are credulous
enough to fear spiritual visitations. On the
ether hand, there is a certain instinct, or germ
of reason, in every human breast, which—
supposing that education never warped it—
makes us all acknowledge to our inner selves
a feeling of nervous trepidation under circum
stances favoring, in the remotest degree, the
theory of spectral apparition. Select ten
persons at random, and though nine may nev
er have seen a ghost, nor even heard of one
being seen by an acquaintance, the deliberate
assertion of the tenth that he hat seen one, and
his unadorned description of the terrifying
encounter, will be, at least, partially credited
by the nine, though they may endeavor to
make it appear otherwise. This proves that
there is something in human nature favoring
the ghost system, conceal it as we may.
Perhaps this little preface may add some
what to the interest of an othodox ghost-story
which comes to us from Kendal, Canada, and
has a tenor quite as romantio and superlative
ly horrible as the most supernatural production
of Mrs. Radcliffe. It appears, there is looated,
at the upper part of a sort of court, conven
tionally known as “ Kitty Gibson’s Yard”—
and noted for containing the “ Black Horse'’
tavern nearly a century ago—a venerable and
shambling wooden house, occupied by a bob
bin-turner, named Allinson, his wifo and Ma
rian Allan, his sister-in law. The latter,
though a young woman, has been bed ridden
and almost totally blind for some years past,
requiring as much attention as a sick child.
On Monday evening of the week before lest
ths bobbin-turner and his wife had a gather*-
ing of some half-a-dozen friends, for social en
joyment ; and the sick girl was left to herself,
with a parting injuction to rap with a cane up
on the floor if she needed anything. The Al-
linsons and their friends were sitting by the
fireside in the kitchen, when they were great
ly startled by a series of raps, apparently in
a room up stairs, each one louder and heavier
than the last, and finally ending with a tre
mendous shook that mads tbe whole house
quiver! Ths terror-stricken listeners could
only account for it in one way, though thftt
way was anything but satisfactory, or eveu
reasonable ; poor Marian must have fallen from
her bed in some way, and was knocking for as
As by one impulse the whole party arose,
and ascended to the room of the invalid. As
they opened the door, they discovered Maii~
an sitting up in bed ; and at their appearance,
she uttered a strange cry, and fell baok upon
her pillow senseless. The means of reeovery
were promptly applied; and upon regaining
her reason, the girl told a story substantially
She was endeavoring to compose herself lo
sleep when a vivid light flashed instantly
through her dim eyes; and, upon turning to
ascertain its cause, she was horror-strioken
with tbe apparition of a rough-looking, rag
ged man, standing so close to the bed that she
could feel his chilling breath upon her. For
the first time in years, she eould see with per
fect clearness; and, although ths candle on
the hearth was extinguished by some invisible
hand, she beheld the strange man with all the
vividness of broad day. Believing the visitor
to be a ghost, she asked him three times, in
the name of the Holy Trinity, why he fright
ened her with his ghostly presence. At the
third summons, the spectre answered, in se
pulchral tones, that she must follow him to
the cellar of the house, where, under a certain
mouldy slab, would be found evidences of a
crime he was commissioned to reveal. The
woman screamed with terror on hearing this
command, whereupon the supernatural visit
ant faded from her sight!
The Allinsons and their friends were greatly
horrified by this strange story, and it was some
time before they could gather courage enough
to proceed to the cellar and satisfy themselves
as to whether the ghost had spoken truly.—
Finally, however, they went silently thither,
pried up the designated slab—which had
served in times past for a hearthstone—and
beneath it found a quantity of bones. These
bouts were immediately submitted to the in
spection of a comp f JJ|ht surgeon, and were
pronounced human ! Though in a fair state
of preservation, they had evidently lain in
thsir rude sepulchre for maoy years, and are
conjectured to he the only remaining trsoe of
n murder supposed to have been committed in
the eld hosse nearly half a oeatury ago. They
have been placed in a chest, and are daily
visited by hundreds sf ths curiously lutlieed.
THOMAS & ABBOTT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Offic* in Smith’. BalMing, 77kitak.il itreat
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