The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, July 14, 1859, Image 1

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t iT. in the Masonic Temple.
. ‘V f Blair £fc£»,
ix-tight, Parlor
. lAugiia, ww* ■!
;;-I of Crime and Crimintlm. i„
18 n iJ . ely 'ixctHatod tlmmtL.
R f all tl*e Great Trials, Crimim
. Mnrmlsou thebo m e, together «li!
Matters, not to bo found Jn sej
i' -r annum; *1 for .ht month., t,
N-mwlio should writs thtlr aia«t
i.i Mate where Ihey reddsnlelni, i
• ■ of N'tvr York PoliceWsseUe,
; , , JVrtk KrtOUf.
I’Lane’s ■
ii RATED \
lvc to call the atteft
lie Trade, and "more
Physicians of th«
o of the most popu
m before the public.
'lane r « Celebrated
and Liver PUk
recommend them «
-alls, but'simplyifor
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SRM imMi
W o rms from the
It has 'also setn
iih the most »ti*
to V2JIOUS Anifei|l»
v m pills,
-.iv £ r Complaints,
dc. In crscs of
ind. Ague,
>r after taking *&«*•
st invariably.
rmanent cure* *
tor the above meit*
t hey are
•n to £dl when jui J
ccordance widi tfep
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edented pojpiritnty
proprietors, -^0
‘ V:
eir Drag bu*p£
lave been suces^*
ir the last Tyt&jtef
v. iJI now give t&ar
and attention ito
c. And
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c and
> occdpy thc hign
v hold
of the day,
spare neither
irocuring the
tcrial, and con*"
le most thorough
ss all orders to
.S. Pittsbargb, ft*
i.;s ordering from othen tbjj? :
uj write their order* drtW"*
ie net, prepared by _
those wishing to give then*
1. post paid, to any part
Is fur twelve tbrtiwwnt
rniirnne for fourteen
u Canada mutt beacoonU* w *r
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VOL. 4.
McCBOM * DEIW, (PnWiAer. and Proprietor
/n»T»l>lo inwiaWy to adwnee,) -$1,60
j,r»nnum, M expiration of,the time
Mil paper 3 ““ con -
nuu of ABTExronro. .
T 1 uutrtion 1 2 do. ; 3 do.
$25 * 87J* $6O
Mrlinworlow. . &0 .76 , 100
lM „a»re,( Hlwes,) 100 150 200
I«o “ « \ 160 200 260
Tl-- r iJ iree wcelu and leu* than throemcmUia.aScentsper
,|or jo for l tt3Crl ' 0 ' 1- o mon tlin. 6 month*. 1 year.
*1 50 $3 00 *5 00
a 40 .4 00 7 00
4 00 6 TO 10 00
6 00 8 00 12 00
COO 10 00 14 00
sit lines or lets,
{ll,O square,
T«o “
Tour “ ’ 10 00 14 00 20 00
lialf a column, 14 00 25 [OO 40 00
une “lumn- . cantors Noth**, A 175
Cards, not exceeding 8
rZ:^caUeCoF" Stal cliaraeteroriadividualin
trill be chareed according to the above rates,
uot market tSth the number of insertions
iwl, “ill run tinned UH forbid and charged according
! V : Ili C im« uodiis five ocnU per line for ctSry insertion.
l.Muiry pulices oxycoding ten lines, lifty cents a square.
... tinurian. Her- A B. CtAtut, Pastor.—Preaching ev
r, SaW'iil. morningat 10U o'clock, and in the evening at
-1 oViock Sabbath School at 0 o clock, A.M., in the Lec-
Iloui'i. Prayer MeoUug every Woduesdiiy evening in
’'%]ZiiTEi'>isc-ipid. Kev S. CnnaHto.v, Pastor.—Preach
; -V IV Sabbath morniiijr at U o’clock and lu theevvn
--.bbatit Sfliiu.l in the lecture Room it 2 o’clock. P.
u' I . luial Prayer Meeting in same room every Wcdnea
. ni i- Young Men’s Prayer Meeting every Friday
' i,,..; i.nthtran. Rov..7rcOßSteck,Pastor. —Ptv-acli-
. , ,ri S ii'bath morning at 10J4 o'clock, and at G},< o’clock
tv r\viiinSabbath School in the Lecture {loom at
I* M. Prayer Meeting in same room every
n-ho*lav vvehiug.
,L,k J ii.'/Virai, Rev. \V. B. DtCK, Pastor.—Preaching ev
r,v c a i,!,.uh morning at 10ji o’clpck and in Uie evening at
•: ,i\U 'x. Sabbath School lu the Lecture Room at 9
r i.k,A. M. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday evening
►. -iini- rein. - i ‘ ,
iW'-wf EpincojHtt. W.Ouvnt, Pastor.—Divine
• ok-u 2'l ami ilb Sundiys of each mouth at 10}4 o'clock
\ ;j. oii.i i-. p. M. Sunday School at 9 o'clock A. M.
.';7w!ic, lU'v. Jons Twwns, Pastor.—Preaching at 10*£
, ■ ~i R in Hk morning, and at 3% in the afternoon.
liijJiit, Rev. It. 11. Kish, Pastor —Preachingevery Sablaith
it -uni;; at V.iU, o’clock, and also iu the evening.'. Sabbath
S i,„l at o o’clock, A. M. Prayer Meeting cVery Wcdues
,,vt. pniug.
V/.-M. MdhjuisU ftev. Smtdee Car, Pastor .—Preaching
•r =.nii.ath .lit., alag at 11 o’clock and In the evening, in
i. ; .•! Pul>n School lluueo.
j \ at
v:<>m "
D.'lir.i Through Mall
i\<l rn Through Mail,
it .nciu Through,
WV-ura 'Vay, T
U-urn “
Ilr.lll.lay.bnrß _ 73»A. M. and 615 “
OlTict open for Che transaction of busincsufrom 6.30 A M.
■. P. M., during the week, mid Horn f3O to 8.30 o’-
t. ti, on Sunday.
Jjtic 4, t ji*tf J
i,>irot« Tr-iin East arrive* A. M, leaves J JO A. M
‘ “ West « 7.55 “ “ 8,10 “
East “ IUI-VP. M, “ 9,20 P. M.
‘ West 8,10 P, M„ “ B,2ft P. M.
«i2l “ Kart “ 7.3 ft A. M. “ 7.50 A. M.
•• West “ <X2S P. 11., “ 6,40 P. 31.
n.<- IKii.MDAVSfUi’RO BRANCH connects with Express
;;ii Ha-t uud West, ami with Mall Train East nml West.
:'v Ill,Allte VILLE BRANCH connects with Johnstown
" o train East and West, Express Train ATcat ami Mail
i rjin
•Vvnuber 23,1555. THOS. A. SCOTT, Sujp't.
V-nvMn Lodge, A. Y. M- So. 281, meets on secOnd Tuas
'f inch uioilth. in the third story pf tho Masonic Tom
;.i r .si ijh o'clock. Pt 51.
.1 Fnctimjtfiient, A. Y. 31., So JO, meets on the
i m:!1i Tuesday of each month, in the third story of tho Ma-
T-wple. at 7J* o’clock. P. M.
l/.Ujt, 1.0. of 0. F., So. 473, meets every Friday
•' nine, in the second story of tho Jlftsonic Temple, at 7Jj
Ai'ck, i*. Me
I WjK. I. O. of 0. F„No. 532. meets every Friday
- c iiic '.in ih- third storv of Patton’* Building, on Virginia
/ ’.t o’clock. P.M. • ‘
ir.„ iWfts, No. 3ft, I. 0. R. 31-, hold stated Conn
.h "vi.ry Tuesday evening in the X. 0. 0. F. Ilall, in the
•la-e.-nic Teinple. Conncit Fire kindled at 7th nth SOth
W. A. ADAMS. C. of R. [June 25, ’57-ly
•' no or Snm nf America, Camp So. 31, meets every Mon
in the third story of Patton’s Ilall. at 7o’clock
.'TM'.rjiion CitnipA.Vo. 54, /. S. nf A., meets every
‘ ■‘'■••lay earning, in the 2d story of Patton’s Balt.
M!r*, r., ,Y«. .Til, S. rf 2% meets every Satnr
••••King, in tho Olid Fellows’ Bali, Masonic Temple.
I' i. It *... n, t;. Vi.- Wm. C. McCormick, P. W. V.; B. P.
W. P. 5 C. R. McCres, W.-A-; R. B. McCrum, R. S.:
McCormick, A. B- S.; Si.Clnhaugh,T.;<Jacubßenner,
1 B. Galbraith, C.; J. W. Ctftbaugh, A. C.; Wm. Mar
'- .U. S.: B. F. Rose, O. fi. ‘ ' l ‘ '
liio/a:/ Jlechaniat labrory and Reading Room A&nda
‘•'tnieets statedly on the Ist Saturday evening in Jahua-
A|*i-il. July and October. Board nf Directors meet on
l»t Tuesday evening in each month. Boom ppen from
to 10 u’l'lock every evening, (Sunday excepted.)
’’-loci q f the Cbwrfs,—.President, Hon.'Ocorgs Taylor.—
J. Penn Jones, David Caldwell.
t‘\itu3netarv —Joeenh.iUldrldge,
•"■'Sitter <rna Recorder—llnghA. Caldwell.
iVcrd’—jamea Fnnft. .
Oftirwt Attorney—BenJ. li. Hcwit.
Comnltmoiicr*—Jacob Barnhart, J. R, McFar
li>«. Kuos 51. jqnes.'" . r .
to CommUtionert —Hugh A. Caldwell.
threonine Appraiter—Jotejm Q. Adltuu.
'AuiUy Sicrceyor--James I*. Qwinh. •
ireaturer— John tingafelt ’ '
jwliinrt-I s. Morxotv, A. 0. 31cCar*ney, Job. JL Hewitt,
i Dirm3ori~-QMtgß Rojaußl'fihlser,
1 Riddle. . t
Ccrontr— Williain Fox. ,
““fo’iakadent <tf Cbotaum Jcdtn Dean.
"tea Of the. Jtee-Jacob Good, J. M. Cherry.
>i-E. M. Jom*. ■
t'7' 1 ftKacWolmAlltoon, Robert Green, RobertJß.
7Vc«Krtr—Danid ftnec.
- A reeto r*—o.^B.Bhri, C. C. Mason, GeorgoW.
w».c.McCormick, BR.Bose, Geo.B.Cramer,
i f*** BWc^Wm\aMcOomlek.
22*«--Tboe. MgMlnn, ©arid Galbraith.
Clabingh, A. AUoway.
'fjpV SkeUo nt—East Ward—B. A. Alexander.
I ii “ .West “ R. Greenwood.
I !«■ . ‘ Borth “ Jacob Bottcnbcrg.
I Ward—Henry Bell, Jacob Brink.
I u •vert-*'.' B.B.McCrntn,JacobHeeser.
I North * G. W.Harman. John Condo.
raeortment of Groceries have Just been re-
OSK i BAGS ’ trunks, um
<k*B ttirrH 5 ’ *c-» can T* bonght cheaper at H. Tt'CITS
J outer'place in the country. [Dec. 9,1858
c *n«a^ l * ai *4 uautnumt «f Beady Jlad» clothing.
Vbv. 2&.-I C
: n*i’ BtUM fcr tt!s »t -h;. ■
7 25 A.M
7 25 A.M.
7 25 A. M. ami 6 00 I>. M
600 «
730 “
7 55 A. M.
736 “
7 00 A.M.
0 25 P. M.
Gentlemen are Requested not to Bead this
We do not bout of Auction Shoes
At ShQllags six a pair, - .
Eor lady would them choose
That wants ft shoe to wear.
. Now very mnch we feet inclin’d
Such Gaiters to expose.
They arc not good, and you will find
; Thembursting wmdthe toes. . \ !
feuch ill-made Shoes yon could not wear ’ I 1 ■
Wo .often with them meet; .
Just made to sell, they rip and tear i
, When walking in the street.
. A lady passing by one day.
Was caused a deal of trouble, ■
Superbly Urces’d In garments gay . .1:
Ami Shoefc not worth a babble. ']
Now pair of&hoep, and good ones too, ,
As the dear. Indy thought.
Until her feet protruding though f_-
Proclaimed them good for naught.. \
We pay the prices for our work
To liave it honest made.
TO worthy men who are in truth I
The masters of their trade.
And we can boost of extra nice
Of beautiful and neat, .
Of fairy Shoes at fairest price
To decorate the feet. . . i
The Peoples’ Cheap Shoe Store,- ■
Virginia Street,
Two Doors Below Annie St.
May 12, ’69. ’ C. W. KIMBALL.
W;est branch
R. A. O, KERR,
Capital, $300,000 [Premium Notes, $152,000
Chartered, IBsC—Charter Perpetual.
Will insure against Fire anil Sickners. Also, on first class
Horses, Mules and Cattle at reasonable rates.
The weekly payment of this Company to those incapaci-'
toted for active life by sickness or accident, equals the
annual deposit. For instance, by paying at the rate of
$ 5 00 per year, draw weekly $ 6 00
10 00 do do , 10 00
20 00 do ' do SO 00
30 00 do do 80 00
36 00 do do 35 00
40 00 do do 40 00
50 00 do do ' 50 00 .
0 C Harvey, Pros’t, T T Abram, Vice Prcs't,
Thos Kitclicn, Sec’y, M'm Fcarsou, Treos.,
D K Jackman, Peter Dickinson,
-,Wm Wliitc, Chas A Mayer,
Samnel Christ. John B Hall.
The Board of Directors submit the following testimonial
from Governor.W*n- K. Backer, allowing the reputation of
tho Company'at home '
, WILUAMBPOKT, Pa., August S, 1857.
I am personally, acquainted with the Directors and Offi
cers of the West Branch Insurance Company at Lock Ha
ven, Pa., and cheerfully hear testimony to their high char
acter as business men. A company under their bontrol
will undoubtedly be safely and prudently e-annged, aud
all losses which ft may sustain honorably adjusted.
May 5, 1859-Cm
New grocery and liquor
STORE.—The undersigned would beg leave to an
nounce to the citizens of Blair county and vicinity that he
has opened his new Store on Virginia street, three doors
below the Superintendents Office, where he Ims just received
from the East and West a large Assortment of .
Foreign and Domestic Liquors, ||®g
consisting as follows:
French Olard Brandi/, Cognac Brandy, Peach
Brandy, Cherry Brandy, Old Burgundy
Wine, Old Part W ine, Jamaica Rum,
Holland Gins Old Rye Whiskey,
Monongahela Whiskey, and
tthine Wine, !
which he has himself imported. Bctoilers of Liquors and
Farmers will find it to thnir advantage to buy of him,
as he will sell at CITY PRICES.
lie will also keep constantly on hand an assortment of
Such as Flour, Bacon, Sail, Fish, Tobacco, Se~
gars. Syrup, Sugar, Coffee, $c , sc..
All of which will bo sold cheap for cash or Country Prodncc.
Our friends and the public generally are respectfully in
vited to give ns a call before purchasing elsewhere.
Altoona. May 20, ISS9.-tf
The'lJtiTo of One Hundred Fits per Month !
I would respectfully set forth roy claim to public atten
tion. as a Fashionable Tailor as fid loirs:
Because I keep an excellent assortment of Cloths, Cassi
mcros. Testings and Trimmings, which, when examined,
always please.
Because my work is made up in a manner that takes
down tho country and gives ail my customers a city ap
Bccanse I am nut inferior os a Cutter to the best to bo
found anywhere.
Because long experience in my business gives mo entire
control over it and I am not dependant upon any one to
lift me ont of the. ends.
Because I am still on the sunny side of forty, and there
fore my taste as a Cutter and workman unimpaired.
Coll on me, in the corner room of the “Brant Bouse.”
Give me a trial and you will go away pleased. '
■ Altoona, Stay 26-5 m JACOB SNYDER.
thc grqat-rinAnow is to the
Altoona Restaurant and Lager
J Beer SalOpn,
Under ShyrUmi ffall, corner n/Aante and Virginia Streets.
Tills hdnse bi new. aiidtiie.bascment fltted tip specialty
for tlie purpose of a (Irst-elriaa' Restlnrant and Saloon, and
the proprietor haying hitd many years experience in the
business, will keep constantly on hand the best LAGER
BEER that can be fpnnd Uiis side of the Atlantic, and
eatables to supply the wants of thebnugry. Be will also
keep’choice SKOARS and the best 'of-TOBACCO. He in
vites ail his bid friends and the public generally to give,
him a col Tat hid new Restaurant and Saloon.
■ i - L. RINEHART, Proprietor..
31ay 28, : ••.•
p. r.ooop, it. jk - » j. x okjuhu, si, p.
i I ISO entered Into Partnership (n Uki Practice of
Medicine, respcctftilly tender their services .to the Public:
in thenerand branches of their Profession;
Calls will be answered either day or night attheiroffice
—which is the same as heretofore occupied by Drs. Hirst
ft Obhd,—or at the Logan House.
Davis Qildeut, M- D.. Prof. Obstetricsln Penn’* Medical
College, Philadelphia. f
P. Orstfsr Sxrrn, M. D., Prof Institute* otMedlclna in
Penn's Medical College. ■
Joew Nnu, M- D., Prof Surgery In Ps. Med. CoL, and Snr
geon to the Pa. Hospital, Philadelphia
J. B.'Luden. M D, Huntingdon, pa
John McCulloch, MO, “
John Scott,'Esq, , “ : ;■> ii, !
Wm Dorris, Jr, Esq, .. I" , .
Wm 51 Lloyd, Esq, Hollidaysburg, — ■ -> 1 J 1 *
John Crcsswcll, Jr, Esq. “ 1
Samuel MHliken, Esq, Bell’s Mills,-
Gen B F Bell, «
John Bell, Esq,
April 21st, 1659-3 m
EPECTFUTXY offers his profimionolgdMßdL.
services to the people of Altoona and the
joining country. ' ~ IWBI
Ho may be found at the office boretolore oo- Hk|V
cupied by Hr. 0. H. Thomas.
Altoona, Sept. 30,1868.-tf ■< '
• . Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Altoona and vicinity.
The beet of references can be given if required.
Office at residence an Branch street, East Altoona, three
doors above Oonrad’e Store. •
Vy -Winchester A Co’s Patent Shoulder Seam Kuo Shim
u . .
tjlelict Cale.
A Tale of Union and Disunion.
James resembled one as mnch as the
other iand too more. He was tall in sta
ture, active, cheerful, good-looking and
amiable. He was generous as Richard
and mild as Joseph.
It was very beautiful to observe the for
bearance of Joseph and James toward
Richaijd, in his frequent outbursts of pas-
| Scarcely ever did- they offer him
the mildest] repiroof, although sometimes
his temper :was hardly to be borne with,
as we shall see.
It frequently happened, in the spring
of the, year,Rial the stream which formed
the water-pdwer of Joseph’s mill became
so swollen with freshets, that the waste
weir was scarcely sufficient to carry away
the superfluous water. At such times the
mill was usually kept in jfcotion night and
day ; but even then it was not an uncom
mon circumstance for the mill pond to
overflow a portion of .Richard’s land.
(Jn one occasion, after the early fresh
ets had subsided, and Richara had sown
some choice seed for spring wheat in the
field bordering the pond, there came a
heavy rain which lasted two nights and a
day. The stream was swollen, the pond
rose rapidly, and the water poured over
the waste-weir a cataract, but nobody ever
suspected that Richard’s choice seed was
in danger, - until) he himself got up one
morning and found the pond field covered
with water. '
In a violent passion he flew to Joseph
and blamed him with the misfortune.
“ I have told you hundreds of times that
you ought tp have that waste-weir fixed !”
exclaimed Richard, angrily. “ Now your
carelessness; has ruined the crop I set the.
most by. If it had been your field, on
the opposite side, which was in danger,
this would hot have happened.”
The sensitive Joseph was deeply hurt
by the insinuation of selfishness, but he
answered calmly:
“ Brother, you wrong me. I am sorry—”
“it; is .very well to be sorry after care
lessness! Now tell me, if you plea>e, wheth
er yog intend to rebuild that waste-weir
or not ?”
Joseph could scarcely control his anger
at his brother’s overbearing manner.
“I don’t think I shall rebuild it any
sooner for! your domineering,” he said,
drily, i
“You won’t!” muttered Richard,
through lips ashy pule with passion.—
Perhaps you mean to ruin my crops every
year the same! And lam to bear it, I
suppofc, without a murmur !”
The angry man concluded with a threat,
which: routed the mighty passion of his
brother, -iidthough Joseph had, the day
before; made sill arrangements to have the
waste-weir rebuilt as sopn as the dry sea
son should jeome, he did not see fit to tell
Richard so,-but rebuked him severely for
his overbcarance. Fiercer words follow
ed, ending in a bitter and lasting quarrel
In .vain; did James endeavor to recon
cile liis brothers. Richard’s anger was
still hot, land Joseph’s indignation wa:
deep iand stern. The former declared
that he-.could ; have patience no longer
with one who cared only for his own in
terests, and the latter firmly said that he
wished to ihave ’no more communication
with one s*j passionate, so unreasonable,
so little lilt!.\a brother, as Richard.
But did not end here.—
Richard abused James because he defen
ded Joseph, and Joseph blamed him for
siding with; Richard, and James became
indignant at the conduct of both. ;In
short,'to give all the circumstances of the
quarrel injj detail, would fill pages—the
,dyihg[ counsel of old Richard Blane was
forgotten, end the brothers parted in an
ger. |Rieh|rd [returned to his farm* and
Joseph to bis mill, leaving James alone in
the olid faiiiily mansion
All! Mii|bro6k was struck with aston
ishment and the old housekeeper was con
founded. jFor a mouth the principal top
ic of' conversation was the separation of
the brothel's Blane; whose quarrel was as
much[ a godsend to the gossips-and lovers
of &candal| as a breach oi promise or a
criminal trial.
But however pleasant a subject it might
be to talk about, it was a eirigulady un
pleasant one to.con template, for the broth
ers. . 1 • i V ;
It is impossible to describe the discon*
tent of Richard Hying with his tenant in
the form-house.- Everything disgusted
from the food he ate to the children
he hejsird squall. The only satisfaction, he
enjoyed in fhis new situation, was the tin*
bounded privilege ofscolding|an occu
pation in .which the fretful man continu
ally indulged. : ?
Joseph, was no better off. The miller’s
family wap not the most pleasant family
in the worjld, and, the miller was no asso
ciate for Joseph- The poor man had but
one; i^source-Hto addict himself to study,
and become & morose and melau.choliy
ID tin* \..-- f .. -- - ■ -
Nof didi Japes, who was naturally-sb
cheerful,and sp fond of company, suffer'
less. ; Ho Pissed the society ©This broth-
[independent in everything.]
ers ; he was always lonely now in the old
house, which seemed so empty and dreary.
He could no longer bear to be at home.
So he spent nearly all his time inthe
company which frequented his store, to
the great distress of the unhappy house
keeper, ’frho pined away like a love-sick
school girl.
It was not in her social feelings alone,
that the brothers suffered the consequen
ces of their unnatural sparation. Richard
now carried his grist to another mill, and
it was through his influence that Joseph
lost much custom.
Then both of the, older brothers went a
great distance out of the way tj> make their
store purchases at Brownsville and Smith
town, instead of obtaining their goods of
James for thirty per cent, less than they
paid elsewhere. Moreover, Jiimes no
longer had Richard’s produce and Jo
seph’s flour to trade upon ; but others en
joyed the profit, while the brothers were
enjoying the quarrel.
Thus matters went on for more than a
year, James anxiously waiting for Rich
ard or Joseph to make the first advances
toward a reconciliation ; they waiting for
each other, and the three making them
selves as miserable as possible.
it was the fourth of July. Millbrook
was like a; great beehive. The militia
were out, bayonets glittered in the sun,
the roar of artillery filled the air, and a
vast quantity of bad'rum was consumed,
in the ardor of patriotism. All good chil
dren went to the “ Fourth of July Sunday
School Celebrating,” ate crackers and rai
sins, and beard an unintelligible address
from the Rev. Mr. Metwhistle, while the
boys performed the “ Independence train
ing,” and the cannons, jokes, and fire
crackers with which field and tavern were
There was no work on the farm that
day ; the mill was silent, and the store was
closed. 0
Mr. James in the forenoon patronized
the dry crackers, —which he furnished the
society —and the drier discourse—fur
nished by Mr. Metwhistle—at the S. S.
Celebration ; and went after dinner to an
It was contrary to the custom at Mill
brouk to transact any business on the an
niversary of our nation’s independence;
but a poor widow having a. few household
articled and fanning utensils to dispose of,
Millbrook had charitably offered to go and
purchase them on the fourth of July af
The auction sale was at an old farm
house, some three miles from the village,
but potwithstand ng the distance, James
resolved to walk thither in company with
a large party of his neighbors, who other
wise went on foot. On his way the mer
chant perceived his two brothers who were
walking on in the same direction, but with
different parties; and when he reflected
on the sad change which had taken place
in his family within the last year and a
half, he was very much cast down.
“ Once we were as one man in every
thing,” he thought. “We were strong —
happy ; and the world looked upon us with
uncommon respect. Now, since we are
divided, we are blamed by some, scorned
by others, and persecuted by not a few. —
People takq advantage of our weakness to
promote their own selfish ends, and we
set them the example by injuring each
other. For the past year my,profits have
been a mere nothing compared to what
they have been heretofore.”
The conversation of his companions
aroused James from his reflections. The
party walked leisurly to the auction, and
soon after the sale commenced.
The Widow Wilson was more benefitlod
by patriotism in Millbrook that day, I am
afraid, than anybody eke. The auction af
fair was more creditable to humanity, and
more beneficial to society, too, than all
the gun firing, drinking and fighting at
the “Training,” and all the marching
hand, eating cakes and raisins,
and hearing dull speeches, at the S. S.
Celebration. People bid g nerously;
everything went up at a high figure.—
James bought a horse at ninety-three dol
lars—certainly all he was worth—and bid
off a great variety of other articles, with
out much hope of being able to dispose of
them at present. Richard, too, showed
his patriotism, for he bought a sett of har
ness, a calf, and some farming utensils;
and Joseph bid off a chaise.
After the auction sale, or vendue, as it
was called, Was over, the patriots of Mill
brook gathered iu groups, to discuss pol
itics and the weather! and to offer vague
surmises touching the prosperity of the
nation arid of the Widow 1 Wilson, when a
cry of surprise and wonder called their at
tention to a glare in the western sky, in
the direction of the village.'
“Fire!Fire.l” exclaimed die atte stick
eu crowd. \
' The placid groups were in an instant
heaving to and fro from consternation.-
People rushed in every direction, and the
few who had come on horse back dr in ve
hicles made hasty preparations to depart.
Each man seemed to think that It was his
own house which was horning j and the
utmost confusion prevailed. - | j
james was holding the horse helpd
purchased, and which he was going' to
lead home by the halter The animal was
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wild—-he snorted and plunge#, and it was
with difficulty that James cetffd hold him.
The young . i was in to state of great
perplexity and alarm. Anxipos as he was
to fly to the fire, he dared not attempt to
fly without a bridle. Just ;t|b|en, Richard
hurried past him. James remembered
seeing him bid off a set of harness.
“ Brother, for Goo’s sake,’’cried James,
“ lend me your blind bridle 1: I most ride
for I think it is my store hailing.”
“ The fire is in the direction of my
house,” began the excited Richard.
Well r put the bridle pn my horse, and
you shall ride behind me.” u i
“ The horse won’t carry double,’ said a
son of Widow Wilson.
“ For heaven’s sake, what shall we do?,,
cried James. “ Ah! there is I Joseph ; he
bid off the chaise. Brother ! Brother !”
Joseph turned.
“ Jame& is that you ?” he said hurried
ly. “My mill is on fire, I am sure.—
Haven’t you a sett of harness for that
horse ? We might put him in my chaise
aad drive to the village in a tenthpart of
the time it would take to run there—while
my buildings are burning.” : i
4 “Richard has a sett of harness,” said
Not another word was spoken. It was
no time for parley. -In r ah instant the
harness was dragged out of the shed, and
thrown upon the horse. JamCs and
Richard buckled the harness and girths,
while Joseph wheeled the chaise but of
the barn. The three brothers worked in
unison, as they had been accustomed to do
in days gone by ; and so well did they-un
derstand every movement of! each, other
that the horse was harnessed in the thills
with astonishing despatch, arid urere
on the road as soon as any of their neigh
bors, except those on foot. . '
Richard, with the natural energy of his
character, took the reins and drove. Ned
Wilson gave a whip, and away they flew
with th speed of the wind. Trees, houses,
fences', flew past them; foot passengers
gazed uu them with envy as they saw
them go by j and the chaise with them was
soon the foremost vehicle on the villag6
road. ,
But they arrived at an impediment;
they were obliged to stop. Shine drunken
patriots had deemed it a part of their duty
in celebrating the day to roll a large log
into the centre of the road, where no ve
hicle could pass on either side.
Joseph and James jumped out; but
their united efiorts were not sufficient to
move the log. Richard sprang to assist
them, and the three succeeded in remo
ving the impediment. What neither one
nor two were able to accomplish, was still
practicable for the three united. Mean
while the glare in the sky brightened.—
Richard lashed the horse, jind on they
flew again. Then, as they approached the
scene of the fire, and saw the smoke and
the flames surgo upward in the dim twi
light, anxiously each looked forward to
ascertain, if possible, what buildings were
on fire.
“Be it so !” replied Joseph, who now
felt certain that it was his mill. We
could always accomplish more whem-uni
ted, than when our efforts were divided.”
“ it is true,” added-«|pinep. “ But we
have forgotten our father’s dying charge.
We should never have been separated.”
His brothers iqadc no answer. Rich
ard’s cheek was flushed, his lip tremulous;
Joseph’s brow was pale and thoughtful.
A turn iu the road brought them in full
view of the village. As if: with one im
pulse the brothers rose - to gizo upon the
fire. A glow of light fell uppn their anx
ious faces. It was the village dhurch
which was burning! ji •
“ it is too late to save it l”j said Richard.
“ See, the roof is all on fire f?
At that moment, d dull sound, like a
smothered explosion shook! the air. A
cloud of smoke and ashes surged, upwards,
and a cry of wonder burst from the awe
stricken spectators gathered around the
building. The roof bad fallen in; the
low belfry had plunged intfj the burping
abyss. " \"! 1 •{ ’
Then with redoubled fur/ the flames
burst forth. The church; teas all wood;
and soon the crackling,! jblazing clap
boards fell from the glowfogltimber frame.
Joists, braces j and beams, glared in start
ling relief when the wind priftch was blow
ing strong from the north,| drove back the
out bursting amok; and flame.
Richard stopped the termed h.orsp at a
short, distance from the firej on the north
side of the church. " i f
“ How did the meedng-hbnse take fire?”
asked Joseph of an old man!
“ Some careless boy most have thrown
a fire-cracker through the Window,” was
the reply. “But.the aland was given in
season to save die building, if there had
only been a fire-engine in the village.—
And we should have had one a year ago,”
added the old man. sternly I u if you three
brothers had. not acted like fools in the
flatter. ’Because James headed the snb
eoriptiph list to purchase an engine, you,
Richard and Joseph opposed it| and so
the scheme fell through-”
The brothers felt the rebpke, bpt JW re
ply escaped theu'lips. jfr '
At that moment there arose analarmiog
cry on the? other side ofthe church.-—•
Richard drove down the sdnth road.
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“ Beacon Smith's house isaftml” w .
claimed Joseph.'
j This was too trae. Beacon Smith's
hbase situated on the opposite side of the
road from the church, had been lighted
by the great fire-; and now the piaxta was
all in flames. .
_ “Drive the hone under ray shed,” cried
James, “and We will go together to help
save Smith's house.
James’ shed and house were close by;
on the same side of the road with Deacon
Smith’s but not so near the church.
The brothers leaped to the ground.—
While Richard was fasteningthe terrified
horsh to: the post, James cast an anxious
eye upward at the roof of his own house.
He started and turned pale.
“ What is that?” he cried.
u Fire!” exclaimed Joseph. r, V
It was on the further side of the roof.
James ran around behind the house fol
lowed by Joseph. It took but an instant
to see what was the trouble. Soma bla
zing combustible had lUUen from the
church upon the dry shingles, which were
now all in a blaze. '
But to. reach the roof seemed impossl-
We. The housekeeper had cope hut
somewhere to spend the “F(rarth,’'and
the doors were locked.; In vain didjamea
shout lor help at tlic top of his j the
fire on Beacon Smith’s house had drawn
everybody in that direction. Joseph e&tr
but one way, of getting at the roef—to
burst through a window, and ascend bir
the stairs to the scuttle.
Joseph smashed sash and pane with up
axe. He was already inside, when James
bethought him that there was a ladder in
his nearest neighbor’s yard. To go for it,
and drag it to his own door, seemed but
the work of a moment. But so long and
heavy was it, that all James’ strength was
not sufficient -to raise it . to the foo|;~
Thrice had he essayed it, when; as'he wan
about giving up in despair, asaistancio
came. The ladder up in an instant)
and Richard stood by his brofoer’s side.
“W e most work I” cried Richard/
“In a minute wo tod late!”
The well was near; and down into tho
pebbly bottom flew the backet, driven by
Richard's strong t'and. James rail dor it
pail; and in an incredibly short space of
time, it was filled with water,' borne up,
the ladder by Richard, and placed ia'tljS
hands of Joseph who was standiiig off
root. The burning shingles hissed auskt
steamed; bat still the fire raged. v Ano
ther backet full—another—and another,"
drawn by James from the well, born* up'
the ladder by Richard; and thrown upon
the root by Joseph—had been, applied ber
forc the flames wore subdued, the
united strength' of the brothers had con
quered. What one could not have dune:
—nor two, perhaps—had been safely ac
complished by the three.
Meanwhile . the flames on./ Beacon
Smith’s house had been extingumhad, apd
of the churpa nothing was Icfo but a
Shapeless heap of smoking, blazfog rians?
The brothers went together to the well,
to bathe their burning brows, after.their 1 ,
labors. „ ; „ ■
“ Our task is dene and I am thankful,”,
said James, with much feeliug.
your help, brothers, !
house our house, rather, for it is the old :
family mansion, *What return .oafc. I-,
make to you, more than to invite youT'”"
cordially to invite you to the house
your father, and cheer once more with
your prjsence and love, the house whiah
has been so dreary and empty without your
“I accept "your kind offer, cried the
impulsive Richard. As I was the first to
blame, let me be the first to acknowledge v
my fault, and ask your forgiveness, James,
and yours brother Joseph.” ’
“ l r ou have it, Richard,” exclaimed the s
miller. “ And you will forgive me,A am
sure. I have been- to blame. . The wsak£*
weir should have been fixed ” " 5
“And I should not have flown into % ;
passion about a matter which proved 4*
benefit to my grain, after all ; for you re*-
member that, instead of drowning
washing away my spring wheat, the fresh* 1
et gave it a fine start.” •
“ Brothers,” interrupted James, f* let "
the past bury the post Let what we i
have suffered in consequence of neglep* ;
ting pur father’s dying charge, be remem* ;
bored only, as a lesson for the future. A
feel to-day that the curse sent for our dis* ; *
obedience has passed away. Everything f
this evening has seemed as if designed by
Providence to prove to us that — united,
we are strong ; divided we are weak.”
On the following day, Richard left the
dismal -farm house to the sole occupancy
of his tenant, and Joseph quitted the so*--'
ciety. of the miller’s rude children, to re* .
join their younger brother in the family
They were once more strong-—ohds :
more happy; and there was never more 4
thought of disunion in either of their
hearts. The old housekeeper was delight
ed,; and so had Millbrook reason to re
joice, for the first public act of the broth
er, after the catastrophe we have descri
bed, was to head two subscription listed
one to purchase a fire-engine, and the,
other to rebuild the church. Liberal were
their donations; and in beautiful brother
hood were ‘joined their autographs oisth%
subscription paper.
NO. 23.