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UHTAHLIVIIBU IN 1111,
Hit Urgent I'lrcululloa of my Newapapor
In North Central Pciineylvanla.
Terms of Subsoription.
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Tranitent adverllaemonta, pir aquareof It llneior
ten, 1 llinol or leu 91 66
Kor each lubiequent ineorllon 60
Admtnlitretori'and kiooutcri'aotleea I 60
Auditor,' notion, 1 60
Cautlone end K.lraya 1 60
blieolutlon nolloei 1 00
Pro'outotial Uurdi, 6 llnei or loei,l your.,... 6 00
Local notice!, per line . to
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O. B. QOODLANDKR,
NOEL II. IKK,
W. C. ARNOLD,
LAW 4 COLLECTION OFFICE,
Clearlleld County, Penn'a. 76y
twob. H. sunBAr,
MURRAY & GORDON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
fr0fflco In Ple'i 0er Home, iceond floor.
Will mend to all builnell entrulted. to him
promptly and faithfully. - no, 1275
Wlt.LIAM a. wallacb.
UAaar r. wallacb.
DATin L. anaaa.
jobs w. ttaiaLBT.
WALLACE & KREBS,
(Suieeeiori to Wallaoo A Fielding,)
ll.ini Clearfield, Pa.
naarn a. b'bsallt. dabibl w. s'cuanT,
MoENALLT & MoCURDT,
Legal builneae attended to promptly with)
Plenty, ufnee on Boeond itreet, above tee nrat
Mational Bank. Jan:li7t
G. R. BARRETT,
ATTOtlNKY AND CoUNSEffOR AT IjAW,
Unrinj ril(noii bi Jutlgsahip, bu rfiutnwi
i ho irnclioa nf the Inw In hli old officii t Clr
llel.l, I'ft. Will altnJ theoaartiof JelTrton mnd
Kltr oountiat wboa pcrifilljr rtUiood In eonnection
itb rcjitlcal eovimol. I:U:TJ
A. G. KRAMER,
A T T O It N E Y - A T - L A V ,
II. l Kitete and Collection Aenl,
CI UAKKII'.I.I), PA.,
Will promptly attend to all lefel builnell ea
tra.tixl to hi, oare.
tT"Otfloe lo Pio'i Opera Hon.e. Janl'76.
WM, M. McCULLOUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
trr-Oak. In Die old Weitcrn Hotel bnllJInir.
U jfiil uuiinci, promptly attoniled to. Reel estate
bou(bt and aold. J.U'T.'I
' A. W. WALTERS,"
AITOIINKY AT LAW,
( learlkld, Pa.
tOffloo In llraham'. Row. deeS-ly
" H. W. SMITH,
' ''iMrlleld. P-
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
JfT-OUce In Old We,lern llolel bullcllnj,
corner of Second and Market Stl. noTll,60.
ATTOHN R Y AT LAW,
IT-Omeo la Ilia Conrt Uoua. Jytl.'O
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ,
Ofnce on Matket ,lrret, opp. Conrt Iloare,
Jan. J, 1871.
JOHN L. CUTTLeT
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
tnd Ileal F.atatej Attent, ClearBeld, Pa.
Uffie. on Third atroot, bet. Cherry A Walnut.
AToVHeepootfnlly offora hll lerrlaoaln aelllng
ad buylnf laodl In Clearneld and adjotnlni
:ountlel and with an eaperienceof over twenty
.are ai a anrreyor, flatten hlmielf that he oan
render aatlfraotlon. ireu. i.;m;h,
J 7 B LAK E W A L T ERS,
HEAL ESTATE BROKER,
AMD DBALBB IB
Saw 1m ami Tjimibor,
Office Ib flraham'a Row. 1:16:71
J. J. L INGLE,
ATTORNEY -AT - Jj A W,
1:11 Oeceole, Cloerlleld Co., Pa. y:pd
J. S. BARNHART,
ATTOHNKT . AT LAW,
Will prarllro In Clearneld and all of the Conrtl of
tbe lith Judicial dletrlel. Real eilate boilnei.
end collection ofolalmi made ipeclalttol. oi it
DR. W. A. MEANS,
PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON,
IV ill attend profoaiional call! promptly. auglO'71
DR. T. J. BOYER,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
. Offlca ob Market Street, ClearDold, Ta.
Oflloa hoara ilttltaa., aad 1 to 0 p.
JJR E. M. SCHEURER,
OOloe la rovidcBca on Market et.
April 34, 1671. Clearfleld,Pa.
J. H. KLINE. M. D..
PHYSICIAN 4 SUfiUKON,
rAVINO located at Ponnfleld, Pa., offer! hli
larnfoMinn... t r vice! to tbt pnit of that
oot. IS tf.
DR. J. P. BURCH FIELD,
Late Bargeoa ef tha :ld ReglmeBt, Pea,ylanla
Volanuorl, baviag returned from tha Army,
offer! hll profeaaiosal lerricil lo taatillaoBl
MT-Proletilonalealli promptly atwaiod to.
Oilee ob Beooad itreet, formerlyoeoapled by
1 CMiARl'IKl.l, PBNN'A.
OKI ICKIN MASOXlCllVlU'ISCi-
ptr tHbea hour.-From II la 1 P. M,
May 11, 1876.
, JEFFERSON LITZ,
Will promally attend all oalla U the line of hll
D. H. DOHERTY,
Fk..p ia room formerly ooeaplrd l.y Naugla
July II, 76.
(Formerly with Lew bebaler.,
P.ARRER AND KAIRDRIMIXR.
.Shop oa Market St., appeelte Court lloaea.
A cken towel for orery eaitouer. may 10, '76,
WHOLESALE LIQUOR STORE.
At the end of the aew bridge,
WEdT CLEARFIELD, PA,
Tie proprietor of thll eetebllebmeat will buy
hli liquori direct from dlitlllere. Pertloe haying
from thii hoaeo will bo aura to gel a aura article
at a email margin above oot.' Hotel keeper! aaa
be ferni.ked with llqnorl on rvaeoaahle forme.
Pare winea ind hraadiea direct from Beeley'l
Vlaery, at llath, New York.
ORiiRUl N. COLIVRN.
Clearteld, Jua 10, 1171 If.
TIIHTIt r.H CttmtTAIII.KIi' flH
We hare printed a large number of too aew
FBI HILL, and will oa Ike roea.pt ef twenty.
Ie ecu la, mall a oopy to at addreee. ' ayM
w GEO. B. n..nT..WMfl . - ' '. : PRINCIPLEC? NOT,.MEN. . ; . Jv; -v '. per twm ia
VOL. 50-WIIQLE NO. 2188. CLEARFIELD, PA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1876. NEW SERIES-VOL. 17, NO. 37.
JOHN D. THOMPSON,
Jnilloa of tha Paaoo and Scrivener,
fe.CollMtlonl made and Boner promptly
JUSTICE OP inB PEACE
O,o.ola Mill, P.O.
II official builnell ontiaitod to him will bo
promptly attondad to. mohltl, '70.
OBO. ALBBBT BBBBT ALBBBT.......;.. .W. ALBBBT
W. ALBERT AV BROS.,
MaBufaolurer! A altonalve Dealer! In
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, &o.,
tr-Ordon tollelted. Cilia ailed on rtort notice
ana numiw. Mm
Addron Woodland P. 0., Oleorileld Co., Pa.
W A.L11KHT A 11H08.
Frenchvllle, Clearlleld County, Pa.
Reepi oooltantly on band a full aaiortment of
Dry uoodi, tiaruware, uroo.ric, n. ,,.....
anally kept In a retail .lore, which will be aold,
(or each, al obeap a! elaewhero In (be oonnty.
Rrenebville, Jane 17, ISoI-lj.
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Alio, eatenilvo manufaetarer and dealer In Square
Timber and Sawed Lnmber or all ainoe.
Mr Order! lollclted and all bill! promptly
' REUBEN HACKMAN,
House and Sign Painter and Paper
tocJL.WMI oioeota )oba ia hla lino promptly and
In a workmanlike manner. arr.,of
G. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL TUMP MAKER,
NEAR CLEARFIELD, PBNN'A.
r9-Patop. alwaye on hand and made to order
on anon aouoe. ripee oorou on rsHu.u.1.
All work warranted to render latUIacnon, ano
delivered if de.lrcd. my!6:lypd
E. A. BIGLER &. CO.,
and manufacturer! of
A 1.1. KINDS OK SAWED 1,CMI;H,
l t'71 CLEARFIELD, PENN'A.
JAS. B. GRAHAM,
Real Estate, Square Timber, Boards,
SHINULK8, LATH, A PICKETS,
9:1071 Clearfield, Pa,
Square Timber & Timber Land's
joint CLEARFIELD, PA.
JAMES H. LY T LE,
In Kratiarl "lauding, Clearfield, pa.
Dealer lo Qrocetlee, Provlilonl, Vegetable!,
Frnitl, Flour, Fred, etc., ate.
WARREN THORN, '
ROOT AND SIIOE MAKER,
Market !., Clearfield, Pa.
In tbe iIiod latelr oecuiiled by Frank Short,
one door weet of Alleghany Homo.
T. M. ROBINSON,
Market Mtrect, Clearlleld. Pa.,
Llht and Beery Ilarnai!, Colbire, Beddlee,
Hridlci, Ac. Repairing neatly done.
May It, l76 m. J , i
TORN A. STADLEU,
n ... o. i-,. at .11 t.
J JJAft Cll, nrie. OI., viimriiciu,
Frcth Draad, Ruik, Rolli, I'icj nJ Cabet
on btnd or mtilo to ortlcr. A urnm! Portmenl
of ConfoctioniriM, FtuliR nd Nuti In itock
lev Crriu und OjMri In icaion. Puloon nearly
oppoiitt tb Poitoffic. l'ricci moderit.
Mareb 10-'7ft. . . - . , . , ,
WILT, BITI'FLY YOU WITH ANY ARTICLE
OF MKKCIiANDISH AT THE VBHY LuWKHT
PRICE. COME AND fJKK. (:6:79yi
AinEAl' GROCERIES I
J L1JMI1RR CITY, t'..
The underaiened annoaneoa to hii old frlnndi
aad patron! that ha hai opened a good lino ol
UHOCKIUK8 A PROVISIONS at the old Hand
of Kirk A Spencer, for which he aolirlti a liberal
H. W. SPENCER.
,umbr City, Pa., March tO-tt
MAHIII.B AND faTONR TAHII.
Mr.. H. . I.IDDF.I.l,
Uarlngenjog.il In tha Marble builneia, dealm
to inform nor rrlenui ana in pnoiie ,nni .n. u
now ood will keep oonetantly on band a largo and
well nlc.ted Itock of ITALIAN AND VallMUM
MAHIil.K. and li nrciiared lo furni.h to order
TOMU8TONBH. 1IOX AND CRADLE TOM1IS,
VVerd on Heed Itreet, near the It. R. Depot,
Clearfield, I'a. jei.,o
S. I. SNYDER,
AD DBALBB IB
Watches, t'locko and Jowelry,
Orolooi'l Ram, Marktl Slml,
All kind! of repairing ia my Ilea promptly Bl
ended to. April 11, 1671.
rpilE undenlgaed hege leare to lairm thepab.
Ji He that Be 11 aow tuny prepan w aeooBBiuo.
late all In tbe way oi lurni.ning ,iv.eei, uvkv,
Haddlea and Hameai, on the Ihorteit notiee and
an reeeoaahle Urme. Reeideaoe on Loeull atreet,
betwooB Third and roartn.
OKO. W. OKAIIIIART.
,1leareld, Feb. 4,1674. ,1
Tbe Best is the Cheapest I
Tbomei Rellly he! received another large lot of
"Mitchell Wegona," ubieh are among Iho very
beet manufactured. Bad which be will ecll at the
moat roaeonnelo ratee. 111! clock luclodei elmoot
ell deieriptlon! of w.guan largeand imall, widl
and narrow traea. i.aii ani ... ineoi.
apr6'74 TIIUMAH RRILLY.
"A hi dTe W H A RW I C K ,
Market Stmt, ClearBeld, Pa.,
HAaurArrraaB axn dbai.bb ib
DARNESH, F.IDDLE5, IIRIDLliN, COLLAR S(
aad all klnda of
HOItUt rVKSISHISO O0VD.1.
A fall ataek of Neddlora' llerdwara, Plra.ha.,
Cembi, Dleaketi, Robee, etc., elwayl on hand
and for aula at the leweet eaah prioea. All kiadi
of repairing promptly attended to.
All hind, of hide! taken in eiebeage for bar.
bom and renalring. All kindl of harnce tenthn
kapt oa head, and for aula at a naall prott,
Cleartold, Jaa. IB, l7.
'- - ... a at
o m.n a . ...
tmrry t in hiimm i
AT KEA80RADM KiTt9.
Aal rvKptwifrly oliH tk tirM(t f lbm
mdlnf Mrk Hrrk.
JAMBS L. LEAV Y.
Clrtrlrld, Pi., ttk. IS, 1074.
DEM OC RATIO CAMPAIGN SONO.
Tbe- rt forme n r gn(brln( froa for ind frn
Tha Tociln It aoundlnt, It rlnn load tnd clear
With prtita for onr laadan, Ibaj'r uprffbt and
Wilb nan to ba Ira tod, wt'ra Bareblnf tlong,
Mareblni a Ion a, wa ara march I oc aionc.
With pralM for onr leaJarf, ibwji n upright and
For Tildeo ad IIadrlakt. wa rt aareblng
Marflbint alone, wa ara mareblnc alonr.
With man to b truatad. vt ara marohinc along.
With praiaa fur oar laadara, tha'ra B right aud
For Tildeo and Htndrlcki, we'ra otareblog along.
W. ... ... ik. H.ta..aa In HnnaulliaJ hian.lal
Tha irulti art atagnallon, aivieiuna aaa iani
Tbo prwtlga la waning tbrouga rtaaiu praettata
Tbalr doom wt am aounttlng, whlla naroblng
Mareblng along, ate., and cnoaui.
A prottrated eoantrjr, III bnalnai doth aland
Aim luianei la rating, tramping o ar mo land
While naledietiona luud from tba down-troddtn
And heaped up tba Haiti, whlla narohing along,
Marebiog along, ato.. and ohubui.
A good rt eolation the peopl bur plan'd
A new ileal 'a demanded, the nrojeet will itand
Of changing tbe leatlern, one pull guud and
Will end tbem furerar while marehing along.
Marching along, ale., and cuoita.
"LET US 11 A VE PEA CE."
Ono ol the very Lost articles wo Imvo
rend on tliis sulijcct since 11 rant utter
ed tlicHe words, oiglit yenrs go, wo
found in tbo Philadelphia Timet, of
August 20th, which reads as follows:
J he mittun must nave peace! It is
Iho flint afipiration of overy patriotio
heurt North und South, Eantuiid West.
It femes up siontnneotit)ly from every
hnsincBs interest j from cvory mart of
coinmorco, lrom every cliannul ol in
dustry, from overy homo of plenty and
from ovory centre of want. It per
vade tho prayer of overy sincere do
votion, breaths its irospol in every
faithful tettcliiiii;, and has its altar
wherever religion has a resting place.
It is tho demand of every maimed and
sacred warrior who loves tho country
lor wlncu lio offered Ins lilo, and the
bravo men of tbo blue and tbe grey,
who made our battlefields immortal
by tho heroism of tho Amoiiean peo
ple, would etluco Inrover tho onstrango
mcnts ol war, and welcomo peace and
brotherhood as tho crowning victory
nf tho nobleut government of tho earth.
Thoro must bo peace for tho sstko of
The prostrated liminrss of the country
must have jxare I Tho railing of tho
demagoguo will (nil like tuneless songs
upon tlio widoHpreaJ distress nnu kanK
ruptcy and want which prevail through
out every productive industry and
every channel of trade. Unto will ro
vivo no thrift; inflamed resentments
will not break tho silcneo of tho mills;
tho hitter momories of war will not
bring comfort to breadless homes; tho
recital of tho madness of tho treason
ol a generation now half perished lrom
amongst us, will call no idlo sinews to
requited labor; tho horrors ot Andor
sonvillo and of Lihby, so fearfully
nvcngcu in mo noou-iiuo oi loo pas
sions of war, will whisper no words of
bono to trembling credit, and tbo ro-
ochnes of tho violeneo ol subjugated in
surgents, uttered in tho Rcen snguisb
ol despair, will not for a moment stay
tbo destruction that is sweeping over
tho pnralised energies ol tho people.
j euuvuimvG campaign ui bluuiou an
neals to sectional halo, cruelly mocks
overy suffering business man and every
idlo laborer in tho land, it is the loo
of capital nud of industry. It consigns
half tho continent to misrulo, robbery
nnd desolation. It impoverishes the
South, wheio thoro should bo prosper
ity and generous tribute to our debt
and expenditures, and throws the
whole burden ot tho government upon
tho North, . now struggling almost
hopelessly against universal prostra
tion and embarrassment.. It is war
without a singlo manly attribute of
war. It is wanton war agiunsl the
earnest efforts of two mighty soctivns
for peace, ltisacrimo against free
government; a deathblow to every
ofl'ort for restored prosperity, and if it
shall triumph, tho North und thoKoulb,
once enemies, but now ro-uuitcd by in
dissoluble ties, will bo doomed to com
mon misfortune. There will be piti
less povorty in all that gladdens and
ennobles a pooplo and a terrible plonty
of nil that divides and degrades them.
Thero must bo poaco as tho harbinger
1 here nam be peace Jor rejorm ! cor
ruption holds high carnival in tho
lountains ot power, national, RUito and
municipal. It has permeated every
where. I,iko tho unseen miasma that
insensibly suns the life of its victims,
it has coursed its way into every torn
plo of aulhoiity; into our social sys
tem : into our business channels, and
even tho altar is almost daily taught
its pollution. It stains tbo Urnnt ad
ministration from tho highest to the
lowest ol its dependents, and its chiel
lenders recoil from tho sevoro cruciblo
a suffering peoplo would demand for
them. o havo reached tho deep do
scent of what was onco dignified and
honored authority, where to be bonost
is to bo driven from trust, and with
tbo approval of the first legislative tn
bunal of tho nation. We soe the most
responsible gills of the administration
dispensed ns rewards for faithlessness
to law and succcsslul resistance tojns
tico. Wo sco great Commonwealths
in tho South givon op as the prey of
thioves and adventurers ; their elec
tions perverted by riotous mockeries
ol tbo win oi tno porrpio, ana the t res
ident, tho Mentito ana tho army ex.
haunting their powers to give victory
to usurpers and plunderer. We see
troops ostentatiously thrown upon
peaccnblo communities on the thresh
old ot a national election, td invite the
cunning of tho lawless to provoke dis
order that tho innocent may be dis
franchised and punished. Ho soe car
pet-baggers, who would not Is trusted
within sight of a village till, monu
ments of a nation's shamo in the
United Hlutcs Senate, and crawling
into Gubernatorial chairs in defiance
of popular defeats, and guarded by
every department of tbo (iovcrnmont
as if thoy were the jewels of freedom.
Wo see corruption surging nnchallcng
cd about tho vory throne itacli the
strong arm ol power reached out to
star tbo avenging blow of justice, and
tho' lew faithful public servants who
labored to assort the majesty of tho
law, striped lor their Uovotlon, dciam
cd for their Integrity and dismantled
of thoir anthrtrlty. We see great State
in tho North grinding in the prison
bouse of corrupt lesdors, who have
usurped the party machinery and mado
themselves masters ol the people. The
honor of tho Stale have been barter
ed to tbo most accomplished In polill
cal Imlamy. and the substance of tho
tax payers has oeen pervorca to pocn
latior. and debauchery. And we see
great cities as great sores on tbe body
politic polluting the ballot, degrading
official trust, and giving consuming
wasto and debt and taxation as the
logical friiltB of their governments.
Thero muBi bo poaco for reform.
There must be peace to bring faithless
rulers to accountability. Eight years
airo tho nation declared lor lastin,
fieaco. Peace was the slogan that rai
led tho peoplo to tho support of tho
boro of Appomattox ; and thoy rojoio
ud as ho taught poaco by divitliug his
highest honors with the Confederate
warrior Ijongstruot, tho Confedornto
Senator Orr, "tho Confedorato soldior
and jurist Akorman, and many others
of lessor nolo. For nearly eight years
lresident (jiant has been ompowured
to strengthen poaco throughout tho
land. IIo had ovory department of
the government in jHjiittcul sympathy
with himsoli, and ample authority to
onloreo bis mnHdutos. llo bad sena
tors obodiont to his will on partisan
issues, and he and thoy had but to en-
forco honesty and maintain law, and
nou.ee would Lave been supremo. Rut
ambition bred debauchery; debauch
ery begat disordor and crimo, and vio
lence was summoned to oeicnu tho dis
turbers of tbo poaco and to punish
those who pleaded for govornmontand
law. Profligacy and greed becamo tho
painfully prominent attributes of po
litical power, and throughout its coun
less streams demoralization spread a
withering blight. And now tho au
thority that has boon chanrcd with
tho peace ot tho nation for eight years,
is brought before the great tribunal of
tbo American pooplo for judgment of
approval or condemnation. If thero is
not poaco, it must answer for iu If it
has rejected poaco, it must be oxocrut
od and overthrown, fur tbo pooplo cre
ated it in the lovo of poaco and will
not accept discord and bato at its offer
ing. Thoy are sick at heart of soction-
al strife In their oxtremo distress
and embarrassment and want they ask
somo othor garlands of eight years of
trust, than tbe flaming wreath ot a
divided and resentful pooplo, and they
will demand poaco that they may take
nn account of thoirslowards. In vaiu
will Camoron train his guns and mar
shal his gleaming bayonets in tho con
test, and idle will be tho bloody shirt
leclamation ot Morton and Uoukling
nnd Blaine and Kilpatrick as they
Haunt tho banner ol endless halo ba
fore a pooiilo who long for fraternity,
that tucy make a united ofl'ort, ovor
the graves of tho dead nnd tho pas
sinus of long-ended strife, for common
prosperity and common brotherhood.
Federal and Contederate, with tho dis
tinction effaced by the sword, lookout
through appalling misrulo for some ro
lieffrom tho universal distress that
besets thorn, and they demand pcaco
that they may restore to prosperity
tho country thoy havo mado illustrious
u the flumo of battle. 1 bore must bo
poaco; and iu poaco, and for poaco,
North and South will enter tho solemn
Centennial judgment of tbo Republic
in behalf ol Honesty, Liborty and Lr.w.
A MAN ANU A BROTJIEU.
Tho Citr Bank of Erie. Pa., being
closod for tho day, tbe young cashier
thereof retired as usual to hi daintily
furnished lodgings, in tho upper part of
tbe building, thereto entertain himself
for a while over books or papers and
thon don the apparel suitable for a
hotel suppor table and ovening calls.
Several private letters were upon his
table awaiting perusal, and one ol
those attracted his notice by its unfa
miliar and feminine handwriting. Tho
contents commanded his reading moro
tban onco, lor they wero an appeal
from a stranger to his courtesy and
from a woman to his generosity. - Tho
writer, in a few words ai possiblo,
spoke of herself as having arrived in
Erie only a fow days before in the hopo
uf procuring a loan from tho bank up
on certain securities which comprised
ber widow s dowor. nho bad vumod
the bank in expectation of an interview
with tho Presidont, but found her cour
age unequal to tho attempt, for, with
out speaking, she hod gone out again,
though not until sno bna noticed tno
kindly countenance of a gentleman who
was subsequently named to ber as tho
oashior. For reasons which she could
scarcely oxplain to horself, that coun
tenance bad encouraged her to address
its possessor in the present nnwontod
innnnor, and to bog nis kind office in
her behalf with tbe bank. IShe know
nothing about business, and no mascu
line relative or friend to call npon for
aid or advico, and was a stronger in a
strango city on an errand -absolutely
beyond borpowor. Despair mane her
bold to expose upon tho chivalry ot
Mr. Jvdward J. Warren, who, al stieb a
number on such a stroot, might find
the visitor ot this poor appeal.
Mary Kinnaird was the name signed
to this aomowhat vngue missive, and
Warren pondered tho latter with sen
sations of mingled surprise and curios
ity, llo romumhered noticing a veiled
woman nf graceful figure, who had ab
ruptly turned back from walking into
the bank during tbo day, and doubted
not that she was tho author of tho
nolo, llo wa vain with tho not un
natural self conceit of a comely youth
whoso position nnd manners had so-
curod him high feminine fuvor in local
society, and the promise of romance in
toe appeal ui uis nuw eurrvspuiiuuni,
was vory tempting. In short, be de
cided Ao soe the lady forthwith. Re
pairing, after supper at bis hotel, to a
tasteful mere toy of a oottage in the
environs, as directed, ho found thero
tho young widow of the note and hor
securities. The latter, small in amount,
but good of their kind, bo thought
might be negotiated ; tho former, intel
ligent, graceful and unaffected, bo was
delighted to find ready to roceivo and
treat Dim as a inena.
Thusromnnticnlly began an acquaint
ance which ran on with further notable
incident for several weeks. Mr. Kin
naird rented the small cottage nntil
the business calling her to the city
should be finally settled, and in that
time surprised tho cashier by two calls
upon him in his room over tho bank.
On ono of these extraordinary occa
sions her excuse was that she had an
insatiable womanly curiosity to soe
what b.ink vaults looked like, and Mr.
Warren politely escorted hor down
stairs and explained tbe mysteries of
locks ana iron doors.
As she bad previously preserved to
ward bim a cortain modest reserve in
all their Interviews, ho was yet more
amused when, on the vory next even
ing, she prraented herself at his lotlg-
inif. and. slier much frivolity of dis
course, askod him to send for a bottle
of wine. In this growing fatuity he
assented, and bail scarcely drained his
first glass when bis strangely changed
companion struck an odd voin of con
versation. Did ho remember that
about six months ago a lad had entered
tho bank and ronuested him to change
a fifty dollar bill. Yes, ho recalled the
matter perfoctly. The bill was a
counterfeit and be hastened after tho
lad and caused hia arrest? Yea, ol
course, but why thia questioning?
Bewildered by tho woman's strange
looks as well as words, tno young man
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would fain havo demanded explanation
but his speech suddenly beciimo thick
and a dreadful stupor crept ovor his
sonsos. "That boy would not toll
whero ho not the hill, anil on vour evi
dence, Edward Warren, ho was con
victed and sentenced to solitary con-
fliiomont lor seven years, llo is my
brother, and 1 am horo to avenge him !"
Such wore tho words heard by tho
hapless bank cashier as ho sank sense
less under the wino which tho speaker
uad druggod lor mm.
Whon Warren rooovored his consci
ousness flremon woro dragging him
from tho smoke which had ascended
thickly to his room lrom tho bnnk bo
low, for tho lntter had been in llamos.
Upon the extinction of tho firo it was
found that tbo vaults had boon robbed
of nearly 150,000 by the deliliornto un
locking of tho door, Further search
discovered a match safo from tho cash
ier's room against tlio ruins of the tiro.
and several bundled dollars of tho
stolon monoy in a drawer of his bureau
Iho signs were clear that hdwnrd
Warren, turning robber nnd trying to
lino ins guilt oy iring ino unnK, had
boon ovcrcomo by tho smoko, and
thus fell an easy prey to dctoctinn.
llo was arrested indicted, and being
ashamed to tell tin wholo truth, even
to his counsel, obstinately adhered to
the plea that bo hod drank somo wino,
fallen asleep, and knew nothing that
hnpponea thoreaiter, in his morbid
social pride ho could not onduro to con
fess that a woman had so ogregiously
fooled him, and ai neither court nor
public credited tin incoherent defense
really offered, tho trial ended in his
conviction of lurcony nnd arson nnd
condemnation to Iho Alleghany peni
tentiary for life
Tho vonerablo father ot tho wretch
ed convict a farmer from tho vicinity
of Buffalo novor believed that his son
was guilty, nor that ho had told tho
true story of his misfortune. By im
portunity with tlio (iovornor of tho
Stale he at Inst gained permission tor
an intorviow with his unhnpny boy in
prison, nnd porsiindod from him a full
confession. After the fire nt tho bank
Mary Kinnaird had never been seen in
r.no. nor could any ono tell whither
sho had disappeared. Only by hor
capture could tho ox-cashier's misera
ble situation be chnnged, and forthwith
tho father dovoted his cvory hour and
dollar to tho task of finding her. Do
tectivos, supplied with minute descrip
tions, scoured soverul States in the pur
suit, and finally took into custody a
woman of Pittsburgh, known as hute
Fallon, tho wifo of a celebrated forgor
and counterfeiter. Upon being charged
with the Erie robbery this person in
dignantly denied all knowlcdgcofcitbor
tho uity HanK or Its lonner cashier,
but npon being suddenly addressed as
"Mary Kinnaird" by tho older Warren,
hor changmg counUmanco was testi
mony against hor, and tho subsequent
discovery that her Pittsburgh house
and furniture was purchased with some
of the bills fnm the robbed bank seal
ed her fate. Tried nt Erie, identified
by hor victim and by the landlord of
hor former cottage, and seeing no
ehanco of escape, sho finally fully co.i-
icsscd nor guut.
Throwing herself upon the clemency
of tho court, she told how hor young
brothor had gono to prison lor attempt
ing to pass counterfeit money for her
husband, and how sho had planned and
executed tho ruin of the young bank
officer by whoso instrumentality bo
was brought tojiultco. But tho court
did not deem her (use a proper ono for
mercy, and sho was sentenced to pris
on tor life. Nino years Inter tho (iov
ornor pardoned hor, in consideration of
testimony respecting her uusband, by
which tha latter dvngeroHS counter
feiter was sent to take hor place, and
sho enmo out of her sell, a moro rqiector
ot her former sell, to become but a
wreck indeed very soon thereafter.
As fiir Edward Warren, tho Buffalo
AVirj, from which chiefly tbeso facts
were compiled, Bays ho and his devoted
futher departed lor some Western
Slato immediately alter bis release
from prison, and, as the events aliovo
described oceurrod only about thirty
years ngo, he may yet be in tlio Innd
of the living. Aside from It oomrnon
admonition lor all men holding olncos
of trust that uniform prudence sociully,
no less than incorruptible Integrity
financially, is essential to safety, Ins
story illustrates vorv dramatically
what may bo called tbo horoism of
evil in woman nnturc. JJanville. I f.;
JVorfA .Stor. i ' 1
PRO TE C Tl tTli 'lilRD S ,V
- , FRANCE.
Tho schoolmasters of Frnneo havo
had a now duty assigned them, f. ., to
leach tho children to protect tlio binls.
M. Waildinglon, the Minister ol I'lihhe
Instruction, has just addressed a circu
lar to Iho Prefects of Departments in
Franco, on tbo subject of tbo preserva
tion of insect-eating birds, llo calls
attention to tho alarming increaso in
tha rnvago committed by insects ol
Into years, nnd to tba luct that this
mnv Lo chiefly ascribed to tho whole
sale slaughler of tho birds which prey
upon them, iho Mimstorrcqncntscach
Prefect to enll the attention of cvory
schoolmaster In his Department to tbo
subject, and to Instruct them to teach
tho boys under their cnio how lo dis
tinguish between insects which are
useful in agricultural districts, and to
encourogo them to destroy tho ono
class, and carefully protect the other.
The evil effect ot the destruction ot
birds, eithor by trapping thorn, or by
taking their nests, is to ho clearly
pointed out to all tho children, and
they are to bo reminded that under
the existing law, tney, or incir parents,
are liable to considerable pecuniary
fines if detected in such offences. Al.
Waddington also suggests that when
occasion offers, the parents themselves
might be reminded of the ulterior loss
to which they aro subject by permit
ting such destruction, and ho desires
tho encouragement by schoolmasters
of societies fur tho protection of useful
animals among their pupils, such as
havo already been established in some
parts of France, with the best possible
results, lly this official communica
tion, the claims of small birds to pro
tection will at once be brought homo to
each individual school-child in Franco;
and though "boy will bo boys" there
as clsowhero, it may bo hoped that
such an appeal to their good sense, or
their lear ol punisnmeni, win do mncb
to terminate a system of destruction
which is as olton uue to mere ignor
ance or thoughtlessness, as to their in
nate lovo of mischief.
A young man wa very frequently
cautioned by bis futher to vote for
"measures, not men." lie promised to
do so, and soon after received a bonus
to voto for Mr. Pock, His lather, as
tonished at his voting for a man whom
he deemed objectionable, enquired tho
reason for his doing so. "Hnroly, fa
thor," said the son, "yon told me to
vote lor measures, and if Pock is not a
measure, I don't know what is."
PRO riNCIAL LIFE IN QREECS.
Almost overy tourist includes Athens
in bis round, ana imnirinos he see
something of modorn tiroote. Tho
trutb is that tho capital is a palo copy
ol a thlrd-rnto rrencb provincial town.
und presents nothing chnractorislia or
noteworthy asido lrom its rums and as
sociations. On the other band, there
ia novelty and substantial valuo in tho
observations of a less convontiul travel
er, M. Paul d'Estournollos, who has
lutuly returned from a ton months' so
journ in tho Morea.
Aigion or VostiKxa, whero bo mado
his headquarters, is a small city on the
north coast ol tlio I'eloponesus.butwoon
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I'atrasand Uorinth. Although a thriv
ing port and tho Beat ot suprelecluro,
it lias escaped tho inloction of a spuri
ous civilisation and preserved tho dia-
uui-iive icuiitres ui uruca manners.
The comforts and luxuries of western
Europe aro not attainable, and indeed
scarcely compatible with tho out-of-
door oxistonce of tho pooplo. Tho
houses havo no chimneys, and on cool
days, which rare aro, a braiior is resort
ed lo lor warmth. Tlio cumno is cal
culated to shock an educated pnlato,
oach repast being profuccd by a fish
chowder, jumbleu with tomatoes and
slicod lemons, and drenched with olive
oil. Iho broad, moreover, is kneadod
without leaven, is unsaltod, nnd half
baked, whilo tho wino, naturally good,
is convortcd by a largo admixture of
rosin into a black, nauseous draught.
Tho modern Greeks, however, aro wa
ter-drinkers, and on fast days, which
aggregnto 150 in tho yonr, forego tho
gala faro above notod tor a lenten diet
ot vegetables and olives.
European fashions havo scareoly
ponetrnted tho Pcloponosus, which re
mains faithful to tho traditional garb.
Tho costumo of tho palikari or gentry
displays a degree of splendor and va
riety altogether disproportioned to
thoir means, sometimes constitutes, in
deed, the solo wealth of tho woarcr.
Iho short sleeveless Jacket or uppor
waistcoat, loaded with cmbroidory and
ornaments of gold and silver, has not
seldom cost four hundred dollars. Tho
young girls wear their block hair in
long tresses, and at balls or weddings
are robed in a long silk chemiso, shap
od liko tha ancient tunic and caught at
tno waist by a silver clasp. A silk
apron of bright color descending to
tho ankle, a long sleeveless mantle
open In I ron t to disclose the clasp,
apron, and bosom, and circlets of an
no, no, medals about the nock, brow,
and hair, complete tho picturesquo at
Tho remarkable beauty ascribed to
tho Greek typo, our trnvcllor found
confined to the male sex. Tho tnon
hnvo regular and delicato features.
straight, slender, and graceful figures,
and tho meanest of them, arrayed in
his brilliant dress, has an air of high
distinction. Tho women, on tho othor
hand, are universally ill-made, and a
faultless faco is likewise rare, correct
noss of profile being commonly offset
by an ugly mouth nnd tooth. Wbat
good looks they have are prematurely
spoiled by the futiguos ot a laborious,
joyloss life, all tbo burdens of child-
rearing and tho household, including
spinning and weaving, resting on thoir
shoulders, while their leisure timo, II
any, must be bimiiiI in tbe field or vine
yard. Wo may add that this narrow,
monotonous , existence is singularly
stainless, the morals of Greek women,
at least in the provinces, being entirely
i roe iroui roproacu. . i - ,j ,v.! ,4
Tbe national pnotry, which is still
ohurishod in the Alorea, sooms to be
transmitted lrom mouth to mouth. It
includes two forms, tho ode and ballad ,
offers a wcll ncccntod, pleasing rhythm
without rhymo, and chronicles with
naivo, sometimes brutal simplicity, the
horoie scones of tho war of indepen
dence, or tho exploits of somo klent
or brigand chief. Liko tho Turks, the
tho Greeks sing through tho noso, nnd
to a cultivated oar appear to range be
tween a screech and a wbino. Thoir
instrumental music, too, discovers a
very imperfect conception of harmony,
and would defy embodiment in our no
tation. One charming custom, or rath
er rite, survives, and that is tha nation
al dnnoo, which is a faithful reproduc
tion ot the antiquo ormo or ring figure
described by so many clnssio writers.
.Nothing could bo mora gracelul or
moro splendid, when tho costumes are
rich, than this human chain, advanc
ing, yielding, unwinding, obedient to
the cadence of a chant, In which all
tho dancers join. Uf saints' days,
which are colobralod by provincial
Greeks with peculiar lbrvor, tho ormoj
is an inseparable feature. '
By reason of tho warm climnto and
tho nbundnnco of mulberry trees, the
region nbont A igion is highly favora
ble to silk culture. The silk of the
ulorca is thick, of a flno color and even
thread. Most ol it is consigned to
Greek factors at Marseilles, but a por
tion is retained by tho growers to bo
woven in tlieir own houses. Iho na
tive tissue, employed for underwear,
bed curtains, and sheets, has a looser
woof than most European toxturos,
and resembles gazede VhamUery. Other
products exported from Aigion aro
wool, olivo oil, and Corinth raisins, im
mense quantities ol tho hitter commod
ity being annually shipped to the Lon
A provincial town una wed by the
police supervision, which is ut least
attempted in Alliens, affords a capital
field for the study of tho electoral ma
ohinory of Greece. The principles of
nnivorsul suffrago is accepted without
qualification. A single Chamber rep
resent tbe people, and a responsiblo
Cabinot intorvonus botweon it and tho
sovereign. In no parliamentary Gov
ernment ara ministerial crises bo fre
quent, and the general elections repeat
ed at short intervals, provoke a degree
of excltotnunt rarely paralleled in tho
United stales. The merits of a per
manent civil scrvico do not recommend
themselves lo a Greek mind, a change
of ministry Involving a wholesale dis
missal ot pnhho functionaries. Tbe
amount of corruption, overt bribery,
browbeating, and violence of wbioh M.
d'Estournelles was an eye witness at
A igion.woud shock the least squeamish
of South American republic. In tbo
depositing and counting of ballots,
however, iratid appears to bo very
Tho suspicion which attaches to the
elective judiciary is the wnrxt result ef
the political oomiption and insecurity.
So amenable to pressure is tho bench
that homicido, which seems to be moro
common than theft, and to be regarded
leniently by public opinion, almost
never entails capital punishment, .Not
withstanding this and othor shortoom-
Inirs in tbo recent condition ofureece,
M. d'Estournelles doe not share the
pessimist opinions of About. He finds
evidence of marked advsnco in the last
quarter of a century, and sees in tho
gradual dissemination of knowledge
the instrument of political regenora-tion.-JV.
ABSURDITIES OF OUR POSTAL
To the Editors of the Evening Post :
Now, when thoro is so much worry
ing and wailing and legislating about
economy in postago, may I ask your
attention to a conundrum touching that
mattarr It you writo to a person in
certain foreign countries, our govorn
mont will forward your lettor without
requiring you to prepay tho postago
but if you writo to a person in your
own or a neighboring State, you must
not only prepay, but Do sure. that you
do not full short a singlo penny ; for if
you do the tioveriiinent will bo atruid
to risk collecting tho ponny at tho
othor end, but will rush vour loltor to
tho dead-letter oflico (at an expense of
aoout t cents), and thun write you (at
an expenso of 3 cents) that you can
have it by writing for it (prepayment
2 ccnbi) and enclosing 3 cents for its
transmission. To illustrate our sys
tem : A fortnight ago a cilison of
Hartford mailod a lettor diroctod to me
at this placo, where I am summering,
and inndvortontly tell 1 cont short of
lull prepayment. Tho post office au
thorities hold a council of war over it
nnd thon sent it to Washington in
charge of an artillory rogimont, at
f;roat cost to tho nation. Tho dond
ottor department worried ovor it sov
oral days and nights and then wroto
me (at a cost of 3 cents) that I could
havo my lettor for a 3 cent stamp or
its equivalent 111 coin. 1, liko an ass
sent tor it, thinking it might contain a
legacy, and yesterday it arrived here
in a man-of-war at vast expenso to the
Govornmont, and was brought to these
premises by three companies of marines
and a mortar battery, an 01 whom
staid to suppor. Tho loiter bad noth
ing in it but a doctor s bin. un the
snmo dny I recoivod a hoavy letter
lrom r.ngiand, with a i-penny stamp
on it and the words "Collect 18 ponco.
It had been torwarded lrom Hartford
without ovor going to the doad lettor
office, iho conundrum t wish lo ask
is this; "If a lettor bo underpaid
would it not be well to do it op in a
rag and send it along, taking tho risk
of collecting the deficit at tho othor
ond, as used to be tho custom before
wo learned so much?
However, tho expenso which I (and
tho Government) incurred In tho trans
mission of doctor bill, which 1 did
not want and do not value now 1 have
got it, was not tbe gravest feature of!
this unlortunato episode, iho post
mnstor gcncral was removed from tho
cabinot for not collecting storage for
tho six days that my letter remained
in tbe dond-lotter olllco. It bocuis to
mo that this punishment was conspicu
ously disproportioned to tho offense.
Kf.MiRA, N. Y., July 22, 1870. '
It was characteristic of Mr. Twain's
kind heart that be prepaid tlio postage
on the foregoing letter with stamps
amounting to 'M cents, whon 3 cents
would doubtless have answorod evory
purposes Fits. W.
NO FEAR OF DEA Til IN
Vi LXG. ,
A striking fact in connection with
the dying is that thoy are not afraid of
loath, iou notice this avon in execu
tions. 1 ho majority of men who are
hanged are reported to tlio "gaino."
Ucath following discaso or Injury is
it h the rarest exemptions, unaccom
panied with Kara. Xhscaso dulls tbo
intulligouoo so that tho situation is not
tully comprehended ; or thoro may be
pain, and death is looked upon as a ro
'ief. Nature, bv a kindlv provision.
sooms to prepare for tbe flight of the
spirit ; as the hold of tho life grows
weaker so docs tbo desire lor 1110 grow
less ; and in scareoly a singlo instance
within my own oxporienco, or within
that of professional brethren, with
whom I have conversed upon this point,
bos not tbe dying man relinquished
life at tho last without seeming reluc
tant or fearful.
Tho several physical phenomonn
which accompany tho act ol dying vary
considerably in the curlier singes with
tho causes that produces death ; thoro
is much similarity in tho later stops,
I lenth offers tbcmnphysiogtiomy.which
once witnessed, is not hard tn recog
nize again. Among tho more Constant
signs are the failing pulso, Which grad
nnlly becomes imperceptible, first at
tho wrist and lastly at the breast itself;
tho extremities grow cold ; the counto
niince changes, as tho venous blood
courses through tho nrtorics ; tho skin
grows clammy as tho vessels relax ; tho
cyo glnr.es ; tho jnw drops ; tho fluidri
accumulate In tbe windpipe, causing
"donth-rattlo" so called, as tho air pass
os through; the breath comes Bhort
and fiully censes.
As tbo red blood loaves tho brain
jndgmcnt becomes obscured, and the
senses deficient, bpoccb is incoherent.
Many times "hist words" aro imagined
by affection to mean moro than intend
od, if thero was any attention at all.
It grows dark, or "more light aro
common sayings as the optio novor
loses its stimulus. Ur strango sights
may bo seen and sounds heard, ns oc
curs sometimes in still twilight. The
hallucinations of tbo dying may be
explained upon natural causes.
PRUNING 0 RAPE VINES.
A correspondent of tho Rural Neie
Yorhr makes somo sensible remarks
on this subject that accord with our
own experience. 1 lurty yenrs ago,
physicians woro In tho habit of draw
ing a pint of blood from every patient
no matter what his discaso was, he
must bo bled 1 Tho consequence was,
that they gradually draw out the liv
ing principle of tho unfortunate pooplo
who fell into their hands. Mnny grapo
growers are now doing thosaino thing
to their vino. They think that it a
certain amount of sap runs through a
cano bearing fruit, and it a portion of
that cane be cut off, the enure vitality
ol the cano when uncut will bo diffus
ed through what remains of It. Mis
taken itlca I 1 on mny take two canes,
each five, ten or flttecn feet long, and
each bearing throe clusters ol grapes.
It you cut 0110 off to wilhin a loot ol
tho trait, tho grapes on the uncut cane
will ripen just as early, antl will be as
good, if not belter, than those oa the
cano that is cut off. Tbe reason is,
that the roots ot the vino supply all the
sap-that tbe grape and canes reanlro
and, by cutting back cane, the fruit
receive no mora nourishment than it
did bclore the cane wore cut, because
it can receive but a certain amount.
Tbo only way to improve the sise antll
quality 01 grapes , wuon a vino is
heavily fruited, to thin out the clus
ters, and thia should no tiono in june.
My theory, as regard close pruning,
cutting back fruit canes, etc., may not
apply equally 10 an varieties; 0111 1
think if wo enrich tho soil moro, sup-
ply higher trellises, thin out onr grapes
and promt moderately, we shall all got
better crops of fruit than to aibrpt the
close pruning system.
THE O HEAT SEABOARD PIPE
This is tho ago of wondorful inven
tions, great scientiflo discoveries, ar.d
momcntuous improvements. Among
tho slupenduouB enterprises ol the
hour, noue more deserves a passing
notico than that of tho Pennsylvania
i ransporlation Company. 1 his com
pany, posscssod of abundant capi
tal anil likowiso indomilnblo energy,
proposes to establish a pipo line for
the transportation of oil from tho oil
regions to Philadelphia. Tbo contem
plated lino will bo over 300 miles in
length, and will bo complotod by tho
nrst 01 January, at an estimated cost
of 11,700 per mile. With a six inch
pipo, it is estimated Hint fi,000 barrels
of oil per day can bo delivered at the
Tho Western terminus has been
fixed at Brnilv's Bond, in Armstronp
oouniy, from which point a largo nuin-
r . . . ' . "
Dor 01 "feeders will extend through
out tho entire oil country. Tho great
trunk lino from Brady's Bond to Phil
adelphia will bo as near an "air-lino"
ns possiblo, nnd tho cstimntod length
of it from Western to Eastern termi
nus at Philadelphia is 284 miles. There
will be thirteen stations erected along
tho lino, where pumping apparatus for
forcing tho oil will bo constructed, and
the estimated cost of tho stations will
bo 111,000 oach. Tho grand trunk
lino will pnss through Indiana county,
and strike tho Ebensburg branch of
tho l onnsyivonia Kail road at ilrad
ley's station ; thenca to Crcsson, along
the pike or in oloso proximity to the
railroad ; from Crcsson an air-lino of
eleven miles will strike tho intorseo
tion of tho llollidaysburg Branch at
llrook s .11 ill ; thenco lollowing tbo
gonornl direction of tho railroad to
l'axton, on tho Broad Top road.
Tho next sixteen miles to Great
Aughwick valley will bo near railroads,
and IVom this point to Nawvillo, thirty
miles will be over a broken country,
requiring the construction ot roads for
distribution. From Nowvillo, tho
quostion of route docs not enter into
tho present calculation, as 110 other
than the turnpike to Philadelphia has
been proposed. By not following the
valleys of streams the saving by tak
ing the air-line will exceed (100,000,
effecting also, a reduction of moro than
forty miles of distance
Iho contracts for pipes, boilers,
pumping apparatus etc., havo been
nearly all closed, and in all probabili
ty, the Great Trunk Oil Lino will be
completod by January 1st, 1877.
Tbo minimum charges ot tho Kail
road Company for transporting oil is
33 cents por barrel, besides thoro is
considerable lost by leakage. Tho
Pipe Lino proposes to dolivor it, in
Philadelphia at the not cost of 16 cents
per barrel. Tbo saving thus affected
will be very great, and will lamely
incroase tho prospority of the oil coun
try, as won as provo a general benont
to tho people ot tho Stale.
toWraph lino, will bo oonslructod
niong mo entire lino, al a cost ol s-in,-000.
. , WEBSTER s'uOME. ' il
A correspondent to tho Boston Globe
has been visiting the farm of Daniel
Webster, at Marshfiold, and writes : 1
Tho mansion honao is a typical
American homestead, quite extensive,
with an air of comfort and convenience,
and in somo way impress ono as tho
abodo of past greatness. Sufficiently
ornate to satisfy good taslo, it has an
unpretentious grandeur that accords
well with tho spot
Though occupied a a private resi
dence, and not open tor public inspec
tion, still tho writer and friond were
most politely received and shown tho
principal rooms by the excellent lady
of tho house. Tho first room tisitcd
was tho library, which is the finest and
naturally the most interesting apart
ment. It is situated in ono ef the
winis of tho houue. and was dosicned
by Julia, tho lamented daughter, es
pecially for her lather's uso, and in Its
plan and arrangements does great
oredil to hor taxtv and skill. It 1 loll
as nearly as possible as it was at Mr.
vt costers death tho great massive
writing tnhlc. tho favorito chair, tho
pictures, tho ornaments remain memen
toes ot other days, and vividly recall
the great life with which thoy wero so
intimately associated. Most of , tbo
books havo been removed from the
cases for snlo, but they aro supplied
with articles ot vlrtuo nnd ornnmcnts
of great variety and value, the collec
tion of a liletime. The high vaultod
walls are adorned with pictures and
busts, many of the former being family
portraits, tho most conspicuous being
ono of Mr. Webster, by llealey, paint
ed nt tho time of the signature of the
Ashburton treaty, and another of Mnj.
r.dward Webster in tho umlormol tbo
Massachusetts Mexican Volunteers.
Tho staff and whito felt hat aro sus
pended in their accustomed placo over
tho picture of thoir former possessor.
Other rooms tho music room, tho
dininir and morning rooms, tho tar
chamber, and Mr. Webster's room, In
which ho died wore shown us, and
tho particular features and souvenirs
pointed out. They aro all preserved
in nppcaranco as when tho household
lost its master and the nation its great
est intellect. In the dining room many
Picture ot favorite cattle drawn lrom
life hang on tbo walls, while in others
miniatures of grandchildren nnd sketch
es, of Webster in rude homo gnrb and
whito lint attract the oyo.
rrum the window or tbo morning
room, looking out upon the groat elm,
the final farewell was taken two or
three days before his death of tho herd
of 150 cattlo, driven up for their own
er' last view, Mr. Webster bad a
strong attachment for his cattle, and
tnlkcd to them as though they were
The rooms have that homoiiKo aspect
n keeping with the character of one
"to tho manner born" who hero sought
relief from the cares of slato and life,
and over yearned for tho peace and
Gleasures ot a beloved JNcw jvnglund
onto in which he wa reared.
110 W TO SUPPRESS SLA NO,
The Reform Clnb is the titlo ol a
new society on the East Side, organi.
ed by young ladio for tha purpose of
discouraging tbe uso ot "slang phrases
in conversation. At a recent mooting
while a member was addressing the
society sho inadvertantly mado uso of
tho expression "awiui nice, and was
called to order by a sister mcmlror for
transgressing the rule.
- "In what way havo 1 transgress
ed?" askod tho speaker, bliwbing
deeply. . ,
"You said it would bo "awful nice"
to admit young gentlemen to our de
liberations," replied the other.
1 "Well wouldn't it be?" returned the
seaker) you know you said yourself,
no longer than yoslerday, that "
"Yes, I knbw ; but you said 'awful
l.' Tk..'. .u. - -
"Well," said tlio speaker, tartly, "il
you aro going to bo so awful nioe about
it, hup it ia; bat I rouldart say
anything if I woro you. - Didn't yoa
toil Sully Spriggiiis this morning to
pull down hor basque f
"No, 1 didn't," retorted tbo other,
hor fltco growing crimson; "and Sallie
Spriggins will say 1 didn't. She won't
go back on me."
"This Is a nice racket you are giving
ns," cried tho Presidont, alter rapping
both tho speakers to ordor. "Lot u
ask, what is the object of this society ?"
I'To discourage slang!" cried a dozen
"Keroct," said tho President; "ijo
on with tho funoral,"
A montbor rose to explain that she
had been fined at the last mooting for
.laying "awful nice" herself, but sho
hadn't tho "stumps" to pay it now
would settle, however, "in the sweet
by and by." ,
"Thnt'll bo all right." said thoPresi-
dent, "pay when you have tho ducats."
Another member askod if a young
lady could say "old splendid" without
subjecting herself to a fine.
"iou bet sho can t. Raid the Presi
dent, who was tho original founder of
tho society, and therefor appealed to
whon any nico question was to bo de
"Thon," said tho speaker, "I move
that Miranda Pew 'come down with
the dust,' for I hoard ber say that bor
Dean was 'just old splendid.
Miranda 1 lace was In a blaio as sno
"Well, If my boau was such an old
hairpin' a your fellow is I wouldn't
"hlioot the eliinninir. " cried tho ".'res
ident. "Will you never tumble?"
But tho confusion was too great to
bo allayed. Miranda's blood was up ;
somo sided with her and others against
her, and amid tbe bablo that followod
could be heard such exclamations aa
"Dry up," "Nico blackberry you are,'"
wipe off your chin, "iiiro a ball,
ic, whon a motion to adjourn was
carried "by a largo majority." Minne
Whoever lias been enterprising
enough to try to follow tho fortunes of
tho war in 1 urkcy with the obtaina
ble maps of that country will doubt
less feel that tho heroism ol bis search
after knowledge has been it only re
ward. It would be bad enough to
stumble ovor such names as Nergan
wikh Brisonski Brestjowats, Podgorit
za, Kragnjeval, and Saitsatch, if one
could readily find them. But turning
to his atlas be finds tbat they are not
there, though tho province ot Servia,
Montencgrc and Bulgaria are crowded
with othor names of an equally impos
ing array of consonants and au equal
scarcity of vowels. He givos up in
despair the effort to traco the track of
armies, and contents himself with find
ing out tho relative positions of tho
provinces themselves in which and for
which Ihe great military dispute bo
tweon the Crescent and tho Greek
Cross is being fought out. It is indeed
a matter of surprise that thero seem
lo lie suca little accurate geographical
knowlodge of one of the oldest eivdized
portions of the world, as is the classie 1
ground upon which tho rudo Christian
peasantry and the ruder Turkish sol
diery aro now deciding the wagor of
Amid as dark surroundings and anx
ious forebodings as ever attended the
accouchmcnt of a sovereign, did tho
son of Princess Slilan, of Servia, boo .
the light tho other day. With tho
Sorvinn army in full retreat "with un
merciful disaster, following fast and
following faster;" with the Turkish
bloodhounds pouring with loud yelps
into tho Morova valley ; with tho poo
plo ol Belgrade itself, anxiously strain
ing their ears to catch the sound oi
Osman Pasha's cannon, with which ho
has sworn to levol tboir walls to the
ground ; with tales ot bloody massacre
such as only these half civilized Soljuk
Tartan ean oommit, sounding, doubt
less, oven in tho ears of the Prinocns
herself ; and with the desperate Princo
sonding off his crown jewels to pawn
in Vienna for monoy enough to make
a last rally in defenso of bis country:
the littlo heir to a rashlv risked and
almost lost kingdom was heralded into
the world. Vt bother bo will evor bo a
king or a princo, is profoundly doubt
ful Whether he will live through this
tcrriblo crisis is by no moans certain,
though his mother being a grand
duchess of Itussia, will probably be un
molested by tho Moslems, whatever
fate befalls tho principality her hus
band rule over. It ho lives, the young
scion ot tho lino will probably have no
worso tortuno than to havo bis namo
added to tbo long and lengthening
to mako European "society" at tho .
watering placos. His "baptism of flro"
come earlier tban that ol the young
Ixiuia .Napoleon; will bis "confirma
tion" bo as long delayed ? Pittsburgh
VON PIATT'S OBSERVATIONS
i .V ENGLAND.
By the by, American citizons travel.
ing abroad cannot bo too careful of
thoircondnct, lostthrough neglect they
bring reproach upon their country
among tlio mass of peoplo who aro not
well versed in our manners, morals and
customs. Wo wore reminded of this
by Harriot, a rosy-chocked, healthy
English girl, who waits upon us. Wa
call her Harry, or rather 'Arry, as that
ib moro convenient than tho entire
namo. 'Arry looked at ns ono day
with an inquiring expression in her
largo blue oyos and then asked il we
were Americans. We assured hor that
we had tho blessed privilogo of being
born under the Amoricsn flag, with
Iho cogniznnoe and entire approval of
tho American eagle.
"w hy, sir, remarked 'Arry, "you
don't hact liko 'em. We 'ad ban
American 'era, sir, as was peculiar bin
'is ways. For most hot 'is timo,
'specially hoi Into bnnrs, '0 was a sittin'
with his foot bout hat tho bay winder
a smokin,' drink in ban spittin' nawsty
"Tho man was no American, 'Arry."
'"Hoy os he was, sir, and ha General,
too vory 'igh."
"No, 'Arry, that man was a fraud-.
an impostor. - No American Genoral
oould sit with bia foot out of the win
dow in such woalhor as yon have in
London and not catch a droadlul cold
in the head. No, 'Arry, Americans do
not drink to excess, nor smoko with
their foot in the I rent yard, or expec
torate in a promiscuous man nor. Wo
have a President. 'Arry ; he is our first
gonllcman. Ho don't drink never.
Arry, except a mild decoction ol cold
tea ; and although be somotimcs put
hi foot In it, ho nover was known to
obtrude bia pedal extremities lrom the
circular orifice of an ediflco. No, in
deed, 'Arry, ho has all the use of his
eet In standing on thorn, which la
owing to an occasional vortigo not 'a
little go' of gin or brandy, indeed, no.
That man wa an impostor, 'Arry."
'Arry seemed impressed probably by
the largo words we used, and she loll
ns, soliloquizing to tho effect that it
wbb "hoxtremely hodd," and wo wore
ot the name opinion. It is odd in
Karopa, but "bextromoly" common at
A few dnys since con plo of little
urchins, sons of two worthy citizens,
were playing with ft whip, when tho
lash flow out of tha hands of one and
bit th olbor in tha faco; be immedi
ately indulged in a cry. Tho othor
looked at nim a moment, and thon
marched nn and said: "Balph, don't
dry, I didn't mean to; you knock Die
dow and then we'll be even." Where
upon Jtalph did it The Utile fellow
jumpod np and tho iftuying wont on as