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CII A MBE It l URN IT U RE,
THE LAST MILE:STONES
Sixty years, through shine and shadow—
Sixty years, my gentle wife,
Yuu and I have walked together
Down the rugged road of life.
From the hills of Spring we started,
And through all the Summer land,
And the fruitful Autumn country,
We have journeyed hand in hand.
We have borne the heat and burden,
Toiling painfully and slow ;
We have gathered in our harvest,
With rejoicing, long ago.
Leave the uplands for our children—
They are so ong to sow and reap ;
Through the quiet Winter lowlands
Our level way we keep.
'Ls a dreary country, darling,
You and I are passing through
But the road lies straight before us
'And the miles are short and few ;
No more dangers to encounter—
No more hills to climb, true friend:
Nothing how but simple walking,
Till we reach our journey's end.
We have had our flint of gladness,
'Twos a proud and happy day—
Ah I the proudest of our journey—
Then we felt that we could say
Of the children God had given,
Looking fondly on the ten ;
"Lovely women era our daughters—
Our sons are noble men !"
We hare hod our time of sorrow—
Our time of anxious fears.
When we could not see the milestones
Through the blindness of our . tears,
In the sunny summer country,
Far behind us little ➢lay
And Willie, too, grew weary,
And wo left them on the way.
Are you looking backward, mother,
That you stumble in the snow?
I am still your guide and staff, dear,
Lean your weight upon me, so!
Our road is growing narrow;
And, what is it, wife, you say?
Yes I I know our eyes are dim, dear,
But we have not lost the way,
Cheer thee! cheer thee! faithful-hearted!
Just a little way before
Lies the great Eternal City
Of the King that we adore.
I can see the shining spires ;
And the Ring, the King, my dear,
We have served him long and humbly ;
He will bless us, do not fear.
Alt.! tho snow falls fast and heavy,
How you shiver with the cold,
Let me wrap your mantle closer,
And my arm around you fold,
Wo are weak, and faint, and weary,
And the sun low in the West.
Wo have reached the gates, my darling,
Let us tarry here and rest.
THE MYSTERIOUS WIDOW.
During the summer of 1814, the Bri•
Gab not only laid claim to all that por
tion of the district of Maine lying east
of Penobscot, but Admiral Griffith and
Sir John Sherbrookthe latter then be
ing the Governor of Nova Scotia, had
been sent with - a' heavy force to take
possession and occupy the town of
Castine, Which place commands the
entrance to , the Penobscot river.—
Shortly before the arrival of the Eng
lish squadron, Commodore Samuel
Tacker had been sent around to Pe
nobscot Bay to protect the American
coasters, and while the British sailed
up Castine, he lay at Thomaston.
It was a schooner that the Comnio.
done commanded, but she was a heavy
one, well armed and manned, and that ,
she carried the true Yankee "grit" up
ber deck, the enemy had received
from them too many proofs. On the
morning of the 28th of August, a mes
senger was sent down from Belfast
with the intelligence that the British
frigate was coining from Cimino to
take him, and also that Sir John Sher
brook had offered a largo amount for
When the Commodore received the
intelligence his vessel was lying at ono
of the low wharves where he would
have to wait two hours for the tido to
set him off, but ho hastened to have
everything prepared to net her off as
soon us possible for he had no desire
to meet the frigate.
The schooner's keel was just cleared
from the mud, and ono of the men had
been sent upon the wharf to cast off
the bowline, when a wagon drawn by
one horse came rattling down to the
spot. The driver, a rough-looking
countryman, •got out upon the wharf
and then assisted a middle-aged wo
man from the vehicle. The lady's first
inquiry was for Commodore Tucker.
He was pointed out to heraand she
stepped u,pon the schooner's deck and
"Commodore," she asked, "when do
you sail from here?"
''We shall sail right off, as soon as
"Oh, then I know you will be kind
to me," the lady urged in persuasive
"My poor husband died yeste'rday
and .1 wish to carry his corpse to Wi
casset, where ho belongs and where
his parents will take care of it."
"But, my good wornan,.l. shan't go
"If yon will only land mo at We
mouth' of the Sheopscot, I will ask no
more. , I can easily find a boat there
to take me up."
"Where is the body ?" asked Tucker.
"In the wagon," returned the lady,
at the same time raising the corner of
her shawl to wipe away the tears. "I
have a sum of money with me and you
shall be well paid for your trouble."
"Tat, tut, woman; if I accommo
date you there won't be no pay about
The kind-hearted old Commodore
was not the man to refuse a favor,
and though ho liked not the bother of
taking the woman and her strange ac
.cpmpaniment on board, yet be could
not refuse. When he told her he
would do as she requested, she thank
ed him with many tears in her oyes.
Some of the men were sent upon the
wharf to bring the body on board. A
king buffalo robe was lifted off by the
man that drove the wagon, and he
neq,th it, there appeared , neat; klank
A. PA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1870.
coffin. Some words were passed by
the seamen, us they were putting tho
coffin on board, which went to show
pretty plainly that the affair did not
exactly suit them. It may have been
but prejudice once in a while, when we
consider the tern realities which they
have to encounter.
"Hush, hush, my good men," said
the Commodore, us he heard their
murmured remonstrances. "Suppose
you were to die away from home,
would you not wish that your last re
mains might be carried to your poor
parents? Conte, hurry now."
The men said no more, and ere long
the coffin was placed in the hold, and
the womr.n shown to the cabin. In
less than half an hour, the schooner
was cleared from the wharf, and stand
ing out from the bay. The wind was
light from the eastward, but Tucker
had no fear of the frigate now that he
was once out of the bay.
In the evening the lady passenger
came on deck, and the Commodore as
sured her that he would be able to land
her early on the next morning. She
expressed her gratitude and satisfac
tion, and remarked that before she re
tired she would like to see that her
husband's corpse was safe This was,
of course, granted, and one of them
lifted off the hatch that she might go
down into the hold.
"I declare," muttcred Daniel Carter,
an old sailor, who was standing at the
wheel, "sho takes on dre'fnlly."
"Yes, poor thing," said Tucker, In he
heard her sobs and groans.
"D'ye notice whiten eye she's got ?"
"No," said Tucker, "only it Was
swollen with tears."
"My eyes! but they shone though,
when she stood there looking ut the
Tucker smiled at the man's quaint
earnestness, and without further re
marks ho went down to the cabin.
When the woman came up from the
hold she looked about the deck of the
schooner for a few moments, and then
There was something in her appear
ance that puzzled Curter. Ho had
been one of those who'objrcted to the
coffin being brought on board, and
hence was not predisposed to look
very favorably upon. its owner. Tho
woman's eye ran over the schooner's
deck with a strange quickness and
Carter eyed her Sharply. Soon she
went to the taffrail and looked over at
the stern boat, and then she came and
stood by the binnacle again.
"Look out or you'll gib the boom,"
uttered the passenger.
Carter started and found that, the
main sail was shivering. lie gave the
helm a couple of strokes apart, and
then cast his eyes again upon the wo
man, whose features v. erc lighted by
the binnacle lamp."
"Thanks, ma'am," said Dan. "Ha,
101d.0t,---why bless my- soul. there's
big spider right on your hair. .No—
not there. Here !"
This last ejaculation Dan made as
lie eeemed to pull something from the
woman's hair, which lie threw upon
the deck with the ugh above men
Shortly afterwards the passenger
went below, and betore long Tucker
came on deck.
"Commodore," said Carter, with a
remarkable degree of earnestness in
his manner, "is the 'omits turned ?"
"I rather think so," said Tucker,
looking at the compass. "Look out,
look out, Carter I Why man alive,
you're two points to the southward of
"Blow me, so 1 am," said the man,
bringing the helm smartly sport. "But
say, didn't ye notice any thing peculiar
about the old 'oman."
"Why, Dan, you seem deeply inter
ested about her."
'So I am, Commodore, an' so I am
about the coffin, too. Wouldn't it be
well for you and Ito overhaul it?"
"Pshaw you are as scared as a child
in a grave yard."
" - Not a bit. Just hark a bit. That
'oman aint no 'ontn."
The Commodore pronounced the
name of his Satanic Majesty in the
most emphatic manner.
"It's the truth, Commodore—l can
swear to it. I portended there was a
spider on her hair, and rubbed my
hand agin her face. By Sam Hyde, if
it wasn't as rough and bearded as an
holy stone. You see she told me how
I'do let the boom gibe, if I didn't look
out.' I knew there wasn't no 'ornati
there, and so I tried her. Call some•
body to the wheel, and let's go and
look et the coffin." •
The Commodore was wonderstrucii
by what he bad hoard, but with that
calm presence of mind that made him
what ho was, sat coolly to thinking;
in a fent - moments he called ono of the
men aft to relieve Carter, and then he
went down to look after his passenger.'
The latter bad turned in, and seemed
to bo 'steeping. Tucker returned and
took Carter to the side.
"No noise now, Carter; follow mo
as though nothing had happened."
"Sartin," replied pan.
The two approached the main hatch,
and stopped to raise 'it, when Dan's
hand touched a small ball that seemed
to have boon pinned up under the af
tcrbreak of the hatch.
"'Tis a ball 'of twine," said. he.
"Don't touch it, but run and get a
lantern," replied Tucker.
Carter sprang to obey, and when he
returned a number of men had gath
ered about the spot. The hatch was
raised, and the Commodore carefully
picked up the ball of twine, and found
that it was fastened to tiomething
low. He descended to the hold, and
there he found the ball of twine ran in
beneath the lid of the coffin. lie had
no doubt in his mint! now that there
was mischief boxed up below, and he
sent-Carter for zontething, that rmi,ght
' 5':,7::',;•„).,L.-, , ',-,,.. ; \--' - t* , '-'l' , s , •
-Nz' - • v.,'-'"
answer for u.serew driver. The man
soon returned with a sharp knife, and
thb Commodore set to work. Ile
worked very carefully, however, at
the same time keeping a bright look
out for the string.
"Great God in heaven !" burst from
the lips of the Commodore.
"By Sam Hyde!' dropped
. like a
thunderclap from the tongue of young
"God bless you, Dan," said the Com
"I know'd it," uttered Dan
The men stood for a moment, and
gazed upon the coffin. There was no
dead man there but in place thereof,
there was material for the death of a
score. The coffin was filled with gun
powder and pitchwood. Upon a light
frame work in the center were ar
ranged foul' pistola, all cocked, and the
string enterin , " , the coffin from without
communicated with the trigger of each.
The first movement of the cbmmo
dore was to call for water, and when
it was brought, he dashed three or four
buckets full into the infernal contriv
ance, and then he breathed more freely.
"No, no," he uttered, as he leaped
from the hold. "No, no, men. Do
nothing rashly. Let me go into the
cab'n first. You may follow me."
Commodore Tucker strode into the
cabin, walked up to the bunk where
the passenger lay, and grasping hold
of the female dress, he dragged its
wearer out upon the floor. There was
a sharp resistance, and the passenger
drew a pistol, but it was quickly knock
ed away—the gown was torn off and a
man came forth from the remnants of
calico and linen.
Tho follow was assured that his
whole plot had been discovered, and
at length owned that it bad been his
plan to turn out in the course of the
night and get hold of the twine, which
he left in a convenient place ; he inten
ded to have gone aft, carefully unwind
ing the string as he went along; then
to have got into the boat, cut the falls,
and as the boat fell into the water he
would have pulled the twine.
"And I think you know," he con
tinued with a wicked look, "what
would have followed. I should not
have been noticed in the fuss—l'd
have got out of the way with the
boat, and you'd all have been in the
next world in short order And all I
can say is, that I'm sorry I didn't do
It was with much diffictilty that the
Commodore prevented his men from
killing the villain on the spot. He
proved to he one of the enemy's offi
cers, and he was to have a heavy re
ward if ho succeeded in destroying the
Commodore and his crew.
The prisoner was carried on deck
and lashed to the main rigging, where
he was told to remain until the vessel
got into port.
- "What a horrid death that villain
meant for us," said Carter.
did-,v nid•nuelier,3vith . o
"He belongs to the same gang that's
been robbin' and burnin' the poor folks'
houses on the coast," said one of the
"Yes," said the Commodore, with a
nervous twitch of the muscles around
bitter curse from the prisoner
now broke on the air, and with clench
ed fist the Commodore went below.
In the morning, when Tucker came
on deck, Seguin was in sight piton the
starboard bow, but when ho looked for
the prisoner he was gone.
"Garter, where's the villain I lashed
here last night?"
"Pm sure - I
don't know where he is.
Commodore. Perhaps he's jumped
Tho old Commodore looked sternly
in Carter's eyes, and lie saw a twinkle
of satisfaction gleaming there. Ile
hesitated a moment—then turned
away and muttered to himself.:
well--I can't blame them. If
the murderous villain's gone to death,
be has only met a fate which he richly
deserved. Better far it behim, th
that my noble crew' were now all in
the ocean's cold grave."
Anignorant but conceited fellow
got aboard a steamer on Lake Huron.
After standing on the deck a while a
mong the crowd, and seeing the cap
tain approach, he inquired : 'What is
the name of this Lake ?"The Lake
Huron.' Yes sir,' replied the man.—
But the captain going no further, the
stranger suid: 'Well; what is the name,
of the Lake?' 'The Lake Huron,'
again answered the captain. 1 1 want
to know the lake I'm on—what's its
name?" Well, sir,' said the captain; 'the
name of the lake you're on is Lake
Huron. Does that satisfy you ?"..Che
crowd was smiling quite audible and
the man walked on, muttering to him
"rho lake I'm on is the lake I'm on.
That's a polite captain, indeed.'
ImSince Mrs. Stowe has brought
up the subject of Byron's matrimonial
infelicities, attention has been called to
the trouble which' We nuptial tie has
occasioned the atithors
Some escaped by dovotng themselves
to celibacy, prominent among , whom
are David Humo, Macaulay, Charles
Lamb, Goldsmith and Gibbon, though
the latter, like Cowper, was crossed in
love. , and Kirke White died
single. but worn too young to marry.
Coleridge's married life was buried in
his opium excesses.' Shelley Abandoned
his wife, who subsequently committed
suicide, while in later days Bulwer got
his wife cribbed in a lunatic asylum.
The latest illustration is found in Dick
ens, whose cup .of domestic happiness
has often overflowed.
zierA Western graveyard yields cu•
cumbers. Its ocetitinta both camber
and eaCtimher Ofe,,r6p.ncl
'T . :.
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TERMS, $2,00 a year in advance.
Teachers' institute of Huntingdon Co
The Huntingdon County Teasbers'
Institute for the present year will be
held in the Court House, in the boro.
of Huntingdon,•commencing on Mon
day, December 26th, at 2 o'clock, p.
m., and closing on Friday, December
Teachers, School Directors, and
friends of education are respectfully
invited to attend.
The law evidently contemplates that
Directors shall grant teachers the time
to attend the institute and count the
same for teaching. This, considering
the small compensation most of our
teachers receive and the expenses they
incur while attending the institute, is
nothing more than right; but should
directors, under a mistaken view re
fuse to grant the time, this should af
ford teachers no pretext for not . at
tending, for the teacher who prop
erly realizes the dignity and respon
sibility of his calling will not hesitate
to make large sacrifices to promote
the great cause of popular education.
If every teacher in our county were
to set earnestly about the work of self
improvement there would soon be less
complaining of low wages and a bright
ter day would dawn upon our schools.
This year it is intended that the
work shall be done chiefly by our own
teachers audit is for . them to say
whether it shall be done or not.
These will consist of instruction in
the branches taught in our common
schools, lectures, essays, &c.
Orthography and Orthoephy will
be presented by It. S. Henderson.
Writing, by. !V. S. McPherran.
English Grammar, by Prof'. ' 11, L.
Arithmetic, by S. B. Taylor.
Geography, by B. White.
Map drawing, by J. 11. Black.
U. S. History, by J. H. Michiuer.
Geometry, by Prof J. A. Stephens.
Algebra, by Henry M. Kisbin.
Elocution, by Prof. J. W. Shoema
tier, of Philadelphia.
The following, subjects will be dis
1. Should physical culture be made
one of the regular branches of study
in our common schools
2 How can pupils best be taught
good mannerS ?
3. Should singing be ono of the reg
ular branches taught in school '1
4. Are our courses of study arid
methods of instruction sufficiently
5. What disposition should a teacher
make of his time out of school-hours ?
6. NV 13 at motives and incentives to
study ought to be appealed to ?
7. Does the pecuniary prosperity of
a nation depend on its intelligence r
8. Are public school examinations
and exhibitions advisable ?'
6. What is the true philosophy of
-1 0—What are prominent causes of
failure in teat:lA - 6 - s ?
Messrs. Taylor and gareek- aro_ re
quested to open the discussion on ttii
first named question; Rev A I. Guss
the second, Mr ‘Veidinan the third,
Prof J A Stephens the fourth, Mr
Michiner the firth, Mr Kauffman the
sixth, Messrs J P Giles and I J Atkin
son the seventh, Messrs J It Baker
and S D Caldwell the eighth, Messrs
Cloyd, Griffin, Lightner and W It Ba•
ker the tenth.
Prof Shoemaker will deliver his ini
mitable lecture, "How to Say things,'
and he will also give readings from
standard authors. Other lecturers
may be expected.
Several essays will be read by teach
01'3 during the meeting of the institute
The roll will be called morning and
afternoon, and a correct account of
the . attendance of teachers will be kept
and certificates of the smile will be for
warded to the officers of the school
boards that - grant teachers either the
whole or a part of the time to attend.
I;lessrs Long, Fleming and Thomas
have each agreed to board teachers,
directors and others attending the in
stitute, $1 per day. As the institute
is to be held on holiday week excur
sion tickets can probably be obtained
at most points on the railroads.
The pupils of this Ottanille Orphan
School will enliven the exercises with
vocal and instrimental music. •
It is expected that ministers' of the
different denominations will be pres
ent to conduct the devotional exercis-
es and to take part in the discus
It is expected that teachers genor
ally will come prepared to take part
in the exercises, While some have
been named to open the discussions it
is by no means intended to exclude any
from taking an active part.'
Thursday «ill ho direCtor's
The following topics will be discussed:
Ist. Teacher ' s Sslaries—what should
bo the basis of grading theM ?
2nd. Can graded schools be estab
lished in rural districts to a good ad
vantage?_ • , , _ •
It ishoped that the directors of.our,
county will manifest their interest 'in
the welfare of our schools of which'
they are special guardians, by being
present and taking an, active part in
the discussions. ' 1 , •
The committee: on permanent cer
tificates will.be elected ou Monday af
ternoon. Professional certificates will
be presented'to teachers entitled 'to
receive them on Friday.
D. F. TUSSEY,
county .. Superintendent.
Hunting Rocky Mountain Sheep.
Wo had been at our new camp sev
eral days, and taken all the game we
wanted, whet), one morning, I deter
mined to climb the mountain peaks
and have a hunt after the famous
mountain sheep. My companions
liked the idea of a dash at the "hard
heads," and we all three set out to
gether. The sun met us as we toiled
up the steeps, and it was scarcely half
an hour high when La Frombe, -who
was in advance, halted and 'pointing
to a cliff half-a mile distant, said
"There they are." We looked in the
direction indicated and saw a group
of four sheep walking along the edge
of a precipice. • They, had not yet dis
covered us, and we stood, still until
they passed out of sight behind . some
projecting rocks, and then ran as fast
as we could along the mountain side
until we were directly under 'where
wo-had seen our game: Carefully • as
cending from crag. to crag, we' were
not long in coming upon their , fresh
tracts, and now we crept along, look
ing carefully ahead at every turn,—,
Presently La Fronibe' pointed to the
right, and there, 'Standing on a- rock,
scarcely two hundred yards from us,
were three large sheep. We each Ito
!acted a sheep--La Frombe taking
the one on the left, the Santee the one
in the middle, and I the 'farthest on
the right. At a signal from La From
be we fired togethr, and when the
smoke cleared away saw one sheep
lying on the rock: I ran as fast as I
could up the rocks, and arrived in
time to see the other two big horns
going around the bluffs a quarter . .Of a
mile off. La Frombe had killed his
game, but the Santee and I had,tmiss
ed our mark. I, however, noticed
blood on the stones, and knowing that
one of the other two was 'wounded,
'determined to follow them. LeaVing
La Frombe and the Santee to skin and
dress the dead animal, I climbed from
ravine to ravine and rock to rock 'for
nearly an hour, and:began to .despair
of seeing my game again, when 1 un
expectedly came upon some blood and
ti'acks. I saw where the sheep bad
lain a few moments before, and as
there was some soft soil at this point
so I could follow the tracks, I crawled
carefully along. I paused often tO
watch and listen, but could see noth
ing, and all was silent as only the vast
solitudes of a mountain can be. I had
began to descend a little, with a view
of getting among some scrubby pines
near by, in order the better to shield
myself from observation, and just 'as
I reached them, 1 saw a stately rain
walking slowly along a ledge of rocks,
closely followed by a small - ewe. I
was yet too far away , to• sheet with
precision, and as they were moving
slowly, and had not seen nie, I stood
still until they turned the rock. , They
were moving parallel with me, and . I
now hastened, 'under cover of the
pines, to get ahead onlem,if'poSsible.
After getting one •or two Tails, and
nearly breaking my gun and neck over
the stones, I perceived the sheep near
ly above me, and not over two hundred
yards distant. I crawled to'tlie edge
of-the rock, and' selecting an open
spot where I knew the :sheep would
pass, rested my gun. In a moment
they • appeared and when,, the ram
came opposite the end of my rifle, I
fired. The old fellow dropped, - rolled
over, turned upon his horns, and fell
over forty feet, lighting on• his head,*
He was desperately wounded; but ; still
able to rise. As he steadied himself
for another jump I put a third bull in,
to him, and he lay - down on the rocks.
I scrambled up to him, - and who'n he
saw mo he made desperate efforts • to
get upon his feet.' He lay upon, his
side, pis great red eyes rolling,fiereely.
When I wont near him he bleated pit
jously, and struck- With 'his forefeet,
at the same time tossing , his great
horns savagely about, I tried for some
' time to get hold of him, not wishing
to shoot him again, as I bad but tWo
charges loft in my gun, and I had left
my arounition-belt behind, in order to
climb the better. Every tidos' I tip.
proached lie t•truck at me, finally, los
ing my patience, I pounced upon him
from behind,"and seizing hold of .one
of histliorns, 'attempted to draw my
hunting knife across his throat.—
Throwing. back ,his head: - with a
strength that surprised me, he 'struck
me with his horn on the knee, and al:
most brok my leg. It was Only after
a severe struggle that I Was able to
drive my knife into his neck and finish
him. ' •
When I had killed the ram I looked
4, and there stood the doe, hardly
filty yards distant. She had been
looking at the death of her *mato; and
now, even as I looked at her, bounded
nimbly away over , thereeks. I fired
a shot after her, but it did not. hit her,
and I sat down perfectly satisfied with
I was not long in signalling my coin,.
panions, and presently I ' heard-• the
long "calla-ho!7. ,of La Frombe, who
was coming up the steeps below me.
I had my - sheep skinned and dressed
by the time they came up, and the
pines affording a favorable place, we
cut off some of the choice bits, roasted
them on the coals, and•dinetl.
We were all three very tired, and
having had enough of- sheep - -hunting,
for one day, we• rested for a:couple of
hours, and,theu, packing our meat on
our backs, began the descent. It was
quite late when we reached our camp,
and as we were weary, and bruised by
many a fall' received duriit the day s
we soon went •to bed.- • •
sheep is the only sport that approxis
mates to anything like the famous Um.
rnois hunting of olden - times. ' The
flesh of thesetsheop is very-good, but
they are exceedingly difficult to
W hen pursued by the hunter, or woun
ded, they will frequently throw them
selves over 'precipices fifty feet high,
and light on their horns, apparently
-without hurting themseN , es in • the
[From Bolden; The White Chief,
Published by A..H., Hubbard, Phila, ,
and sold only by 'subsCription.] '
se t „.A bill-po§ter may
as a man who stinks to his. business,
and whose business it into stink.
li&•A. man with few brainsia - like
, dog with one flea on him; dreaciful On
're,??...lo,3bistitin is like', hunger—it
.oboye nb la,vi I,u.tite appetite,