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"I declare to man. 1 won't stand it
no longer 1"
Miss Celosia Cleiua? hlo kW s bel
li.igerent as a setting-hen, when the
privacy of her nest is invaded.
"It's a-goin' on nine years now that
I've kep'house fur Brother Ben an'
his family, an' Joanna ain't never give
me so much as a Christmas-gift even.
Reckon she thinks my ba.trd is enough
pay fur gitting up of mornings an'
cookiu' breakfast,summers an'winters,
rain or shine, besides doing the wash
ing, ironing, mending and baking ; an'
twelve in the family, lesides a hired
hand. But if she thinks so, I don't.
Why, I might as well of married Pete
Stebbins an' his 'leven, when he first
asked me' after his second wife died.
But la ! I wouldn't have him then, nor
I won't now. It's about time fur him
to be a-renewin' his offer, like he does
every year ; but he won't git nothing
only no for his answer, if he offers
from now till kingdom come !"
Miss Celosia was strong-minded.
Needless to add she was "getting a
long" in years. That is to say she was
thirty-five or thereabouts ; but her
bright eyes aud fresh complexion gave
her the appearance of being ten years
younger at least.
"I won't stand it, not another day
longer I" went on Miss Celosia. "Jo
anna gets lazier and lazier everyday; *-
laying in bed till breakfast is haif-eat
sometimes, an' not purteuding even to
help with the patching an' darning.
There's Ben's blue ducking overhauls
jest a-goin' to rags, but I aiu't a-goin'
to mend 'em, I've patched the last
patch an' darned the last darn I 'low
to in this house. I'm sorry fur Ben,
though, but it'll be better fur him an'
the cbildreu, too, if Joanna has to stir
herself a little. She won't have so
much time fur fault-findiug. I've been
a fool fur nine years, but I ain't a-go
in' to be one no longer."
And haying twisted her black hair
in a tight knot on the top of her head,
and tied a clean apron around her
waist, Miss Celosia assumed her most
resolute expressiou and walked into the
dining-room where her sister-in-law
was sitting, with the breakfast dishes
still ungathered on the table.
"Dear me Celoshy !" she grumbled,
fretfully, "if you hain't got on your
best calico frock an'cross-barred apron.
Here, 'tis Monday, too, an' nothin'
a-goin' not even the wash-b'iler put o
ver to beat. What on airth be you a
thinkin' of, I'd like to know ?"
"I'll tell you what I'm a-thinkm' of,
Joauua," returned Miss Celosia com
posedly. "I'm tired of workin' an'
slavin', fur no thanks an' my board.
If I can't earn nothin' more'n my vit
tles an* hoaseroom a-workin',l'm a-go
in' to quit—that's what."
Wall,l declare !" cried her sister-in
law, astounded at what she heard.
"An' I'm a-goin to see if I can't do
better fur myself than I'm a-doing
here," continued Miss Celosia, frauk
"Oh, so you're a-goin' to marry Pete
Stebbins' an' his 'leven young ones, af
ter all your fine talk, be you," sneered
"No, I hain't. He hain't asked me
this year yet,an' if he did,l wouldn't,"
was the emphatic reply, if not very
lucidly-stated answer. "But I'll tell
you what lam a-goin' to do, Joanna.
I've got a little money, two hundred
dollars or so, that I let Ben have the
use of, when I come here to live. He
promised to give it back to me when I
wanted it. So, I'm a-goin' to take
that, an' rent me a little house au' a
patch of ground, an' go to raisin' track
for the market* There's plenty of men
folks makes a liviu' at it, an' women
has jest as much right to be gardeners
"Humph ! You'll be glad enough to
quit it, an' come back to us, when
you've lost your two hundred dollars,
I kin tell you. Better not risk it."
But Miss Celosia was not to be dis
"Nothin' venture, nothin' have,"she
And so the house was rented—a bit
of a cottage, with an acre or so of
ground, and furnished with some piec
es of cast-off furniture, to which Miss
Celosia had fallen heir in various ways
—an old fashioned wooden-dresser, a
faded rag carpet, six split-bottomed
chairs, aud a high-posted, cord bed
And having purchased a few needed
articles, together with a good stock of
provisions, she took possession, a3 hap
py and independent as if she were the
Sovereign of all the Russias, or any
"And now," she commented, as she
sat down to her cozy supper of tea aud
warm biscuits, chipped beef and rasp
berry-jam, "now let me see. First, I
must have a cow, and some black Span-
MILLHEIM, PA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9., 1884.
ish hens. 'Taiu't like to do without
milk and eggs. Besides, I can make
butter to sell, and if ray hens lay good,
I can sell eggs, too. Then I must git
the ground broke up. That'll cost
something, but it can't be helped. An'
then there'll be garden-seeds to buy.
I can do the planting, hoeing and
weeding myself. I'll git Eph Buyers
to do the plowing ; an' I'll make out a
list to-night of what seeds 1 want,
and git 'em right away, so's I can
plant 'em, soon as the ground's
And that night, Miss Celosia sat up
until some unheard-of hour, quite un
usual to her, looking over various seed
catologues, and debating the relative
merits of snowflake and eirly-rose po
tatoes, dwarf and marrow-fat peas, six
week and £german wax beans, mam
moth sugar-corn, blood-beats and ox
heart cabbage, short horn carrots and
Her list was finally made out, how
ever, iucludiug several choice varieties
of cauliflower and celery, cucumbers,
egg-plant and spinach.
And with a tired frame, but an ap
proying conscience, Miss Celosia sought
a few honrs of repose on her comforta
ble cord-bedstead,only to awaken when
the first pink rays of the morning sun
crept in through the shining panes of
her little east window.
The ground was duly broken up and
harrowed by Eph Buyers and his yoke
of oxen, and a little more help from
Eph himself with the spade and hoe.
Miss Celosia got to her planting.
The first pink rays of sunlight never
caught her abed now. She had her
breakfast over by daylight,and long be
fore sunrise she was at work in her
But gardening is hard work, and in
spite of her most indefatigable efforts,
the weeds would slip in here and there
among her crops; and the fox-tail grass
persisted in growing faster than cu
cumbers and squashes.
Then, the weather was not always
to be relied on implicitly, and her first
planting of mammoth sugar-corn rot
ted in the ground.
Miss Celosia bought more seed, and
replanted. This time the crows pulled
up two-thirds of it as soon as it had
sprouted. Again she replanted put
up a "scare-crow,", and this time the
corn grew rapidly.
Miss Celosia hoed it carefully and la
boriously, giving a sigh of relief when
she was through, for hoeing corn is
And the very next night Farme r
Hodson's pigs found their way into the
patch through a gap in the fence made
by a defectiye rail, and destroyed at
least half the corn, and all the butter
Miss Celosia was almost in despair,
but she replanted the corn and lettuce
with later varieties, and worked away
early and late, harder than any.farmer
of them all.
But somehow or other fate, or for
tune, oi the weather, or all three com
bined, seemed adverse to Miss Celosia's
success in "truck raising."
The rabits eat up her early peas and
cabbages, the stiiped-bugs killed her
cucumbers and cassava musk melons ;
ga r den fleas devoured her purple strap
leaf turnips and rutabagas ; and the
squash bugs destroyed her young
crook-necks and Boston marrows quash
es. The cut-worms severed the stalks
of her thrifty tomatoes; and the hawks,
foxes,'possums, weasels and other "var
aJts" feasted on her black Spanish hens
and fat spriDg chickens.
Then the cow took-to jumping into
Farmer Hodson's clover-field, and he
threatened to shoot her if her misttess
didn't keep her out.
This was the last in the catalogue of
mishaps, and like the oft-quoted camel,
Miss Celosia broke down undei it.
"What's a lone woman a-goin' to do,
I'd like to know," she demanded,
wrathfully, in a private interview with
herself, "when the weeds, an' the bugs
an' the varmits are all in league agin'
'em V An' now my two hundred dol
lers is gone an' 1 hain't raised garden
truck enough to do me over winter,
let alone bavin' any to sell. An' how
Joanna will laugh !
"I almost wish now I'd—No,l don't
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Cleveland and Hendricks,
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either. I don't wish I'd married Pete
Stebbins, an' went to be stepmother to
them 'leven children. He'd shiftless.
But I won't go back to Ben's, that's
certain ! I'll hire out first, or go an'
house-keep fur somebody that'll pay
44 How-dedo, Miss Celoshy-how-de
do ?" cried a hearty voice.
And there was Mr. Phoebus Filbert
standing in the doorway, with a friend
ly smile on his cheerful face.
Mr. Filbert was a good-looking, well"
to-do bachelor, of about forty summers
and winters alternately, but like Miss
Celosia, he looked ten years younger.
He was a neighbor and intimate
friend of her brother Bens, and had
seemed almost like a brother to herself
in the old days before she bad set out
to mend her fortune by vegetable rais
"And how do you git along with
your truck Miss Celoshy ?" he asked
with interest. "You must let me see
"I shan't !'\declared the lady, flatly.
"It's full of weeds an' grass—l couldn't
keep 'em out. An' Farmer Hodson is
a-goin' to shoot my cow, if I don't
keep her out of his clover-field. An'
how does he 'spect I can keep her out,
I'd like to know, when he can't ?"
"Sho, now 1 Why, that's too bad 1"
Mr. Filbert looked as amazed and
sympathetic as if he hadn't heard the
whole story beforehand.
"But I tell you what 'tis, Miss Celo
shy 1" he added,gravely. "You'll hev
to git married, and that's the hull of
"I shan't !" declared Miss Celosia.
"I've said I wouldn't marry Pete Steb
bins if he offered till kingdom come,an'
I shan't—so there I"
"Who said anything about Pete
Stebbins ?" demanded Phoebus. 44 1
didn't. I want you to marry me—not
"You 1" Miss Celosiastared incredu
lously at her visitor.
"Ys—me!" repeated, Phoebus,
stoutly. "I'm tired of keepin' bach,
an' I reckin you air about tired of rai
"Yes, I be 1" declared Miss Celosia,
emphatically. "I don't never want to
tech a hoe nor drop a row of corn the
longest day I live !"
And so Miss Celoia's venture turned
out a success after all.
HE HAD THEM ON.
Not long ago, in one ot the Paris
police-courts, a workman accused of
stealing a pair of trousers was dis
charged, after a long and patient in
vestigation, on the ground that there
was not sufficient evidence to establish
hisguilt. He remained seated,howev
er,on the prisoner's bench after his ac
quittal had been announced. The
lawyer who had conducted his case,
obserying that he did not move, in
formed him that he was free to go a
bout his business, if he had any. He
shook his head slightly but did not
budge. By this time, no othsr case
being on hand, the courtroom was
nearly empty. Again addressing him
his defender inquiried, with some irri
'Why the deuce do you not get up
and go V
'Step this way a moment, please/
i aid the stead fast sitter, 'and let me
whisper in your ear. I can't go until
all the witnesses for the prosecution
leave the court.'
'And why not, may I ask V
'Because of the stolen trousers.
Don't you understand V
'Most assuredly I do not under
stand. What about the stolen trous
'Only this—l've got 'em on !'
A large number of convicts have
escaped from the plantations where
they are hired out near Yicksburg,
Miss., and are hiding in the swamps
and committing extensive depredations
The negroes are kept in a state of
constant dread, and labor in the fields
is almost suspended.
The First Inauguration.
William Dunlap, the artist, graphi
cally described the appearance of
Washington and other dignitaries at
the first inauguration. The oath was
administered on the balcony of Fed
eral Hall, in Wall street, New York,
where a statue of Washington now
marks the spot. This building had
been erected for the accommodation
of Congress under the direction of
Major L'Enfant, a French officer of
engineers,who afterwards planned the
city of Washington. In front of the
balcony were the volunteer companies
of militia in full uniform, with a large
concourse of citizens. Gen.Washing
ton is described as having worn that
day a plain suit of broad cloth, coat,
waistcoat and breeches of home man
ufacture,even to the buttons,on which
Rollinson,an engraver, had portrayed
the arms ot the United States. White
silk stockings showed the contour of a
manly leg; and his shoes, according to
the fashion of that day,were ornamen
ted with buckles. His head was un
covered and his hair dressed and pow
dered, for such was the universal cus
tom at that time. Thus was his tall,
fine figure presented to our view at
the moment which forms an epoch in
the history of nations. John Adams,
a shorter figure, in a similarly plain
dress, but with the (even then) old
fashioued Massachusetts wig, stood at
Washington's right hand, and oppo
site to the President-elect stood Chan
cellor Livingston in a full suit of
block, ready to administer the pre
scribed oath of office. Between them
was placrd Mr. Otis, the Clerk of the
Senate, a small man,bearing the Bible
on a cushion. In the background of
this picture and in the right and left
compartments formed by the pillars
stood the warriors and sages of the
When all was ready Gen. Washing
ton stretched fourth his right hand
with that simplicity and dignity which
characterized all his actions,and placed
it on the open book. The oatfc of of
fice was read,the Bible was raised and
he bowtd his head upon it, reverenti
ally kissing it. The Chancellor then
made proclamation,"God save George
Washington, President of the United
States of America." A shout went
up from the multitude, cannons were
fired near by,the music played and ev
ery one appeared delighted.
Dis Ignoble Guv'ment.
He wasn't a member of the Lime-
Kiln Club, but he had a whole wheel
barrow full of philosophy and logic
under his ancient-looking plug hat as
he entered the Post Office and said he
would like to rent a box. The clerk
was ready to accommodate him, when
the applicant said :
'De terms am cash, I spose ?'
'ls dar any trust V
'No, sir; you must pay quarterly in
'Jes so, sah. Make out a deed of
dis yere box an' your quarter am
'The price is twenty shillings per
quarter or three months,' explained
The colored gentleman fell back at
the rate of a mile a minute,but slowly
advanced, after recovering from the
shock of surprise and repeated ;
'Twenty shillings ebery free months
and no trust V
The man took from his coat-tail
pocket a broken two-foot rule and
measured the dimensions of the box.
Then shutting up the rule he swelled
out and exclaimed .•
'Does dis pos' oft'ns take me for a
fool ? Does dis ignoble guv'ment im
gine dat I'se gone crazy, sah V
Terms, SI.OO per Year/in Advance.
'I guess not.'
'Den why,sab,does dis ignoble guv'-
ment try to robjne, sab. Look at do
iduali ! I kin reut a hull hoss barn
on Indiana street for $2 a month, sab,
ann yet din ignoble guv 'men t axes me
to pay twenty shillings a quarter fo r
a pos' offiis box not as big as one end
ola manger 1 I wasn't born in the
woods, sah,—no, sah—an' you kin
keep dat box,sah,and dis ignoble guv'-
mont kin pass my letter frew de win*
der, sah !'— Detroit Free Press.
SOMETHING TO CRACK.
Last Friday I brought home some
hickory nuts,and on Saturday afternoon
Mrs. Acker suggested the ;propriety of
haying some cracked for Sunday's use.
I brought out the hammer and a
smoothing iron, and at them went.
The first one I oponed with ease aud
grace of a French dancing-master.
The second proyed refractory, and at
the first blow fiew off at a tangent, tak
ing Mrs. Acker a clip over her left eye.
She jumped up, and knocked the dish
of nuts off the chair, while she waltzed
around with the corner of her apron to
her eye, complimenting me in strong
terms on the remarkable faculty which
I displayed for nut cracking.
These highly eulogeatic remarks were
so flattering that for a moment I forgot
the smoothing-iron, and down it tum
bled on the cat's tail, causing it to add
high-toned remarks in cat language al
most as sweet and flattering as those of
As I rose to explain, the nuts,strewn
upon the*floor, made roller skates for
my feet, and not being much accustom
ed to skating,l sat down gracefully and
gently, mashing the spitoon with the
back of my head, and there 1 lay quiet
ly, calmly drinking in the words of wis
dom, which rolled in eloquent streams
from the tongue of my bosom partner
on the matter of carelessness in hand
ling hickory nuts.
At length quiet reigned ; the nuts
and myself were gathered up, Mrs. Ack
er had finished her discourse, and was
seated, while the cat was nursing her
candad appendage on the rug.
I cautiously selected another inno
cent nut, and banged away with great
One, two, three, four -yictims more
were led captive, crushed in spirit and
in body, when courageously I took up
the largest nut of them all and whang
The first blow slid off like rain drops
from the back of a greased pig, and
stopped on the right corner of m 3 knee.
. This exasperated me, and I struck it
another full blow, which fell upon the
nail of my thumb. I grew desperate,
and mutteied :
4 You won't, won't you 1' while I bat
tered away at it. 4 We'll see.gol slives
your hide, whether you are boss of this
situation or 1!'
Just here I'summonedall my energies,
and struck a furious blow, which crush
ed the nut and nearly tore the nail from
I slung down the hammer, striking
the cat, and caused it to howl aud tear
around as furious as myself. To escape
more of the same sort it stuck its head
through a pane of glassjand let its body
follow with a whiz.
Again I gave a crack, so to speak.
Up flew my heels and down crushed.my
head in a bedlam of sound,amid the fly
ing of tinware, chairs,shoes, legs, arms
aud words not admissible in Lexinco
nic Orthography, because not found in
the body of either Webster or Worcest
At length Mrs. Acker managed to
make herself heard, and she feelingly
asked me if I was hurt.
4 Oh, no; of course not 1 I am prac
ticing this howl for the next meeting of
the choir, and 1 mashed my head, knee,
thumb, and fingers in anticipation of
the base ball season. Oh, no; of course
I am not hurt in the least; the cat'must
be amused, you know ; but you can fin
ish mashing those goll slammed nuts or
dump them into the stove, just as the
notion strikes you, only don't let the
hammer light on one of your dignits, or
we'll have another circus performed to
a limited audience.'
I gathered myself up, and trudged
outdoors to cool off.
A farmer's wife bustled into a store
in a town up the Hudson, a few days
ago, and went for the proprietor with :
'Mr. Davis, I bought six pounds of su
gar here the other day, aud when I got
it home 1 fouud a stone weighing three
pounds In the package 1' 'Yes,ma'am.'
'Cau you explain such a swindle, sir ?'
'I thiuk I can,' he placidly replied.
'When I weighed your eight pounds of
butter the other day I found the three
pound stone in the crock, and when I
weighed your sugar the stone must
have slipped into the scales. We are
both growing oid, Mrs. Jones, and I
presume your eye sight has become
more or less affecied.' She looked at
him for half a minute over her brass
bound spectacles, and then said, she
had three dozen eggs which she wanted
to exchange for some hooks and eyes
and red shirt buttons.
BY N. Y. ACKER.
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A well-known correspondent of sev
eral newspapers in America eloped with
the young wife of an English Noble
man. Detectives tracked the fugitives
to Brussels, but the scent was lost in
that city and it is believed they have
•taken passage to the colonics. The la
dy is stated to be one of the most beau* .
tiful women in Europe, and the elope
ment is con sidered very incomprehens
ible by her relatives aud friends. Tbe
journalist is old enough to be her fath
er. The liAmes are not made public.
Ex-United States Senator Nesmith,of
Oregon, iias become insane and has
been placed in an asylum.
John W. Garrett, for many years
President of the B. & O. R. R., died
at his cottage at Deer Park, Md., in
Two more horse thieves were found
hanging to a cottonwood tree on the
Poplar river, Montana Ter. This
makes thirty-three already hung by
vigilants this season.
The Chinese Government has applied
for 3,000 square feet for its display at
the New Orleans Exposition.
Reports from 1,000 points in New
England, Canada and New York show
great injury to the.potato crop from rot
A heayv rain in the Miama valley re
lieved the longest drouth for years in
that section of Ohio. It was the first
rain since Au gust 3.
In anticipation of a prolonged war
with France, large shipments of pro
visions are being made to China. The
Pacific Mail steamers daring the past
month carried from San Francisco 2,-
700 tons of flour alone.
Dan Gardner, a former resident of
Pittsburg, but for a number of years a
well-knowu citizen of Cleveland, shot
his wife and then sent a bullet through
his owu brain.
Lesson About Diligence.
There was once a German duke who
disguised himself, and during the night
placed a great stone in the middle of
the road, near bis palace.
Next morning a sturdy peasant,nam
ed Hans, came that way with his lam
"Oh, these lazy people!" said he.
" There is this big stone right in the
middle of no one will take
the trouble to take it out of the way."
And so Hams went ou his way, scold
ing about the laziness of the people.
Next came a gay soldier along. Qa
had a bright plume waving from his
helmet,and sword dangling by his side,
and went singing merriiy on his way.
His head was held so far back that he
didn't notice the stone, so he stumbled
over it. This stopped his song, and he
began to storm at tbe country people,
and call them "boors and blockheads,
for leaying a huge rock in tbe road for
a gentleman to fall over." Then he
Next came a company of merchants
with pack-horses and goods, on their
way to the fair that was to be held at
tbe village, near the duke's palace.
When they came to the stone, the road
was so narrow that they had to go off
in single file on either side. One of
them, named Berthoid, cried out:
"Did anybody ever see the like of
that big stone lying here all the morn
iug, and no one stopped to take it a
It laid there for three weeks, and
nobody tried to remove it. Then tbe
duke sent around word to all the peo
ple on his lands to meet at a deep cut m
the road, called Dornthou, near where
the stone lay, as he had something to
The day came, aud a great crowd
gathered at the Dornthou. Each side
of the cut was thronged with people
overlooking the road. Old Hans, the
farmer, was there,and so was Berthoid,
And now a winding horn was heard,
and the people all strained their necks
aud eves toward the castle, as a splen
did cavalcade came galloping up to the
Dornthou. The duke rode into the cut,
got down from his horse, and, with a
pleasant smile, began to speak to tbe
"My friends, it was I who put this
stone here three weeks ago. Every
passerby has left it just where it was,
and has scolded his neighbors for not
taking it out of the way?'
When he had spoken these words, he
stooped down auu lifted up the stone.
Directly it was a round
hollow, lined with white pebbles,aud in
the hollow lay a small leather bag. The
duke held it up, that all the people
might see what was written on it. On
a piece of paper, fastened to the bag,
were these words, "For him who lifts
up the stone." He untied the bag, and
turned it upside down, and out fell a
beautiful gold ring aud twenty large,
bright, golden coins.
Then everybody wished that he had
moved the stone, instead of going a
round it, and only blaming his neigh
bors. They all lost the price because
they had not learned the lesson or form
ed the habit of helpfulness. And we
shall loose many a prize, as we go on la
life if we don't form this habit. The
bag ot money was the duke's promise
of a reward for helpfulness. But the
promise was hidden away under the
stone so that no one could see it.