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VOL. If. No. 6. LEniGHTON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 20, 1873. SINGLE COPIES, THREE CENTS
W. 0. Fra ttrlrij ffingrr Sewing ilacMne and In
luranct, nelt to K. II. Snvder's, 1'alik reet.
H. D Wlddos, aai'fnj, Wnr CuMi'njr and Siom
pooing, under.mrtianife Hotel. "k attest.
llo'oVn'ml Shoe Makers'.
Charles Yenser. nearly nppoiitr. the ,it-offia, Bank
streets aim, drain- tn Chiy'imerjf.
Clinton Dretney, in Uvan'l building, Hank street.
All order) promptly filled work warranted.
llausmin Kuhus, opposite 01rfs store, Dink,
street. All mder promptly fillnl.
Dry Gonili and Groceries.
Z. II, Long, orp. I A S. Depot, ilank St.. dealer in
Hardware, iiimnwarc'tadieDreu Guadt ic.
It. A. lvcllftucVM mo'. Ilahk Drfadi.
U. It. Snyder, ilsnk street, Dry Gond,KMoni,
Drat Gaadt, anuria, Quetntaart, lldnlwarr,dt.
Drngi and Medicines.,
A.J Durllng, llrt iloor uWu P. ., Bank 'street.
OiU, Midi, Itrfamery, litent Uedirtna, tt.
F. V. Bemmel.ne'rly opp. hxchange Hotel, Bsnk
street, Cullimtnrl, QUI, MnU, Cuano, aV.
Thomas J.antr. "Kifhangp.'cpp. Public Squa.f,
Bank t ' Jlitrmagt inlit itcd. .
Clnuaa 11,0, B ink street, and dyhnin Gentf
Furnithing UW, M', ""f, Caps,
TbmwS'nteVl'. 0.,.llding, lho k st . Geff
tornUhing Gmll, Hat'. CUp', IU100I flooAs, rft.
. ' " Milliner.
tr.'r!. Fa'tnl'Dak street, 2nd door below tbe SI.
E.Churchi Xvtiontand Trimming'
tMiyslclo.nl and Surgeons.
Cr 0. 9. German, comer i.f llank.ond Iron slrer t
QiiijuUUM iti EaglUh'andG'fman. ,
Ir.N. U. iVeVarTnext door to P. O.. Ilink sheet.
'rtt, Gioaria, ftmtiand igrubui.
s Watchmaker and Jeiyelfcr.
A,0. Hollfndier, South flret, aliov Bank at.
VeaUr in IVaUlirt, Clxlt, Hingt. fc.
rt m. RAPsnnn.
ATOflNEV ASD COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
BiK SitttT, Lmiomos, l'A.
UralEftateand t.llclfoD Agency. Will Bujand
Mial Hflnte. Convciaiiitng I'eatly '.
lAlon pnuiptly made, ruling I.Malw or l)e-
ce.lent, n hptcla'.ty. ilay b cou.ulted In fcoirlUu
Justice op inn I'kace,
Office In Ills ft'orp, 'oppotUe Hip Eaule'
JltMH, .gollpottons hiiiI Druwhm up'or
Uvftlnprainiiily'iitU'nilfJ lo. nSs-lm
J'Ci'. ...... "
(X. pita w Ibiva,
ATTOltNEY AT LAW.
OFVtCl STafpUnil '! orln the nw aiMI Ion of the
lltnatnuGllrfis, iiiuch (bunk,- H. llu.li.
tranuHiHl In EnnlMi and Herman. Coll !! ni
prompy uiide.and Conveyancing ueally done.
jD, C. UlSIHICK,
i)i8TiiicTiiArroiisiy,-ATTbuK.r' at law.
Odlce. on Hroaitom. llrdt door below Auierlran
Hotel. MaucliCbunk, I'euu'a. Ck'.la:tlii piompt
lywade. Nov 23.
qkj i .- Uj u is nisn,
I'llACTiriNO 1M1YSICIAN AND SUIIOEON.
OITlDa.lliJfK Street, next door above the I'oatornce,'
LebJifhton, ,Ofik'u ll9ura farryllteeacb day
roiit U to'12 6'clockf remainder of day atofllcein
ATIOKNEY AT IAW1
JfAUQII CHUNK, PA.
Oet 18, 1873.
last Time and Sure Connections !
Vive Rxiiress Trains Dally from
Harrlsburir to.tlie West.
I'ulluiatl fPalkce'Cars llirougli from Ilar
burp; to. Chicago, Cincinnati, Louis
ville aud St. Louis.
ThfiumttfpfIesperaied andcont rolled by'
this CSmpanenabW'it te roo'cara through wltb
fewer cbangea than by any other line.
rafifengers "wIll'Tind tills, lu all respects,
The Mile8t Quickest & most
1 pjuroriuble Route:
DAGiiAGE CHECKED THE0UQH
'tariFoc IUtf. TlclteU and nil In
fonn.itloD,'aiJy at ll .Prlnclpnl OfBcus
on. Linq ot L? hlph Valley ami LW1I11I1
iv; iiuiiiueliaium Iinllromls, and at, P.
It It, JJA-pot, HarrUburg, Pa.
Al J.CASiATT.Uraeral Manj(tr.
D. M. JJQYD. Oene ral Pawenger Agent.
'J.S. JjllBKY, Eastern Travelliig Agent,
March 8, 173- 001 Chestnut St., Phllai'a.
qORTH I'BNWA, RA1L.UO AD,
1 a l!" .easliolilXT,
Taaseaers (or rb)Ud.iphia will leave Lehlghton
Si f J yJ" "Al ,t PhtU at 8J5 s.m
7JlInV?vU'IfiS. " n . 11.10 sum.
7.rravIafi.iVrf 11.10 nm.
.W, JrM-L.il ! ' "1 5J5p.ro,
4.47 p. ul. via L. A 8.
i. 8.20 v-m.
. p. m. via. b.
lMo,Wb7,Mla!v inpof't Berka and American
60e.W'PjIl.:jlat' 7ilJ. 8.30 and S.ti s. u.i 2.10
ALSO, snft i I A n m 'J . 'II. '
n. SA, IIW UXU CLAUK, Asemt
lENTRAL It. II. OF N. J.
Ltinoii susqymiAJfNA nivisios-
YIXTEll A UK A KG EM EH T,
ComnrtucliiR Dec. 1, 1873?
Ko.l. No. 3.
(Ireen Ttl J jc
Peun lla'ii June.
Maueh Chunk 7 30 11.00
No. 10. No. 4.
Cata.RUQUa ...v. 0,.4
Slnuch Chunk 1 ,2St
Pcnn Itiven J'n. 1045 '
t, i.i... ii.......
Irr. OreeUlilagf 135
KaqltthrnXngTalUii II. H. Down tralnaHoa.3
5 andj'atid Up ttatlia Noa. 10 and A connectat
"i'orlh JXnh'a. It, It Dowu t;nla,Kol,3, 5:
7 ronhecj iiUlethlehcnitnr Philadelphia. UptrAIna
Nol.'ld i,i connec: ( Hethlehjnr for I'littadelpMai
HeluruliigJiiatoPhlUiLtlphla al.7.10 a. in. (Tjr.Kaa.
tonVlauch Chunk, llatti, Ukea Itarre, Tanmiua,
Seranton,-Sharcji.. C,l.nt,, U 45 a. nk(lr Kafilon,
.Mauch 4.hunk, Tatuaqtia, lllinniaiHirt, Wllkea
Hatre andyStrtibtoD; al 2I0,p.ui. fur tjcranton,
Ml.kea llarrujiod loleruiodlnll' Hntlun,; at 330 '.
m. fix Uatb aild-Kaatou ) at 5.15 p. uvftr51auch
7Uia2ux Uranch. TJp trains Noa. 10 A 4, and
Down trnlnaNua,3.5 & tcomiectatMauchthuuk
to atld from Tamatjun.
Lrhigh C Lackawanna Ii, It Down tralna No.
I i 7; an J Up trnlna N, a. 10 4 Ornmtect at llelh
lehem for llnth nod Chapman Quarries. Return,
lug leave tbapinau's at 7.41 a. m. and ?.15 p. m.
Central ItailroadiiStwJenry. All Iralna make
cIom connection al ba.tou with traliisou Central
Kallroid of New Jersey.
Mulder Delaware It. if-Down tralna Noa. 3
6 5, and Up tinlna Noa. 4 A 14 connect at Phillips
burg with Bel.-Del. it. it. to aud from Trentou,
Philadelphia and llelvldere
I'liUadelpha it lieadinSltalroai. The Depots
of the r.ast Penn It. It. and the L. k a, Dlvtilon
are connected by street Cars. ,
II. P. UALinVlN, t7en. Ilutenger Agent.
Nov.. 2, 1873.
PHILADELPHIA t EI11E II II.
VINTKU T151K TAULK.
On and after PUNDAY, NOV. 2.1, 1873. Tralna
-n the Phllu. k Erie llallroad Division will run as
BcrrAto Exriiss leaves Philadelphia, 1255 p.m.
' " Parrlburg . 5.U5 p in.
" " " Wllllain.DOrt 0 10 D.m.
" 11 ' Enip-irlum , -.l.l.'j'a.m.f
" arrive aL iiu'iaio , .utsia.m
Erik Mial leaves Philadelphia . . . 10.20 p.m.
llarrlslni'g . . . .1X15 a.m.
' Wllllamsnort . 7A1 a.m.
" " " Ik llaien . . 8.60 a.m.
' He.nia . . 11 15 a.'.
11 u arrive at Erlt . , 7 40 p.m.
F.lmiui Mail leaiea Pbllndelpbla . ., .8.011 a.m.
, ' h Hsirl'Lurg , 110 p.m.
." " " WlHIm'sport . f.2t p.m.
" " arrive at ijuch iiaven . 7.00 p.m
Rkvota' Accom'n leaves llnrrbbtirx . 8 25 a.m,
" " Wllllamspot , 1.10, p.m,
" " arrive ai neuoa .1 ajo p.m,
llutriLO ElFRtss leaves hutlalo . 230 p m.
niinpTlum , Blft p.ra.
" " " Wllllaoaport . I M.a m.
' " arrive at llartl.hurg c 4J10 a.m.
i'Llladelpuia . 0 10 a.m,
Klmibi MaiL leaves l.rie . m , 9.15u.m.
" " Loek Iiaven ,. 8 30 p m.
" ' " llilamsport . KB p.m.
" " arr at llarrUliurg . 2Atoj.ni
' ' arr at Philadelphia , , am a.m.
kluiba mail leaies l.oia. llav . 8.00 a.m,
" " " Wllllamapnrt . , OLDsm,
'" " arr. al llarrlsl urg . 1 50 p m,
" " arr. ut Philadelphia . 6 60 pm.
HAKIttfloVROACCOU'N lealesltenova . UN) n.m.
" " Wliilamsport. 3.30 p.m.
arr. ai- iiaru.ourg- . ?-ou pm.
14 arr at Philadelphia . 250 a.m
Mall East connects east and west at Erie with
8. A- M s. II. W and at Corry and Irtlneton
with Oil I'reek A Alleuhenv It. It. W.
Hall West with east sest trains on L. 8. A M.
S. It. W. and at CVrrv and'Irvlneton with Oil
Creek A Allegheny It. U. W.
Elmlra Mall .aud Buffalo Ei press make dose
cdniiectious at Ulllfomiport lulth N..U.-K. W.
iraiu uorin,ana at. iiairuburg iin is. u u. tr,
WM, A. BALDWIN,
Nov. 22, 1873. OcViburt.
Livery 8c Sale Stables,
DANK 8TB BET. LKIIIOIITON. P.
. ,,m"j. mvj im iinuu lug Uf-Mll(iri
fidin,le,r.L.I 'A.tn'n;.n .1... , i t
o. a uiiv. ,,rc.e i.n,llttre, IU UO ICb Ub
livery at the lowest prices. Conveyances
ton uu iiuu ui iuu ui 1119 Bitoriesi posi
lllft notlft.,. at nil v hmir. T wnnM ..ll
the attention of the ptihllc; to my sped-
ui incnuius lur nuppiyii.g single' Or UOU
uio luuiiia lur luueruis, ice.
hov.iSim. DAVID EDDKIIT..
i'ATZIRItatlR & SO.V,
Groceries, ., ;
Flour and Feed',
&C, &c, Sic
t Cbnntty Pfoduca Bought and Soldi;-
iLehlnhton SUre'.'thfee-doors' sbove tha
r?.0Bt iRFi?-5 .WplssportfSto.r,,. nean
Vi-Ml aUitUegV DVT CV
UU IiAUOR SAVER I
The untlerslcned respectfully mi.
noupces tlint'Iie )as uoen appointed,
Agent for the
I would nUo an
nounce to. my
frlpnrU nnrl tlm
public In cenerah that 1 Itavn ormnp.d n
and that I can furnish Horses, Iluu-cle-i
and Carriages of tho best descrlpllon,
ir i-jcnsurc, uusiiieas or Funeral pur
piiseu nt very Reasonable -Charges!
lsn, that having engaged ft 'Reliable
Driver. 1 run nreii.iren tn,ln 11 , Mil. I vti
of every kind on short notice. In con.
lection iiierewiiu i snail continue my
OoT'r'l'oO'O "rVToi-lTl-Poi-sf nmr
WUAAAUgU .lAUXALLlUU VKJX J
where tho peop'ocan got their Carriages
iinguim, fit:., iiiit-Aitiiiu on snort no
tice and at reasonable prices. I
The patrnnai;ii of tho public Is most
respectfully solicited. j
ii. F. Kleppinger, I
6'or.7?-lNK arid IltO.V SlrMnU
Feb. 22, 1U73. Lehlglitou, Pa.
And Dealer In
Gent'N Furnlhlnpr GoodH,
Constantly on hand a splendid stock of
Consisting of Plain and Fanny Cloths.
n.l.n... .1 IT., .i, r -
vyur.iiiirii- niiu v usiiiig!4,ior Aieu s anu
Boys' Wear, which 1 am prepnted to
Make up to Order in tho most Fashion
able Styles, at short notice.
Ladiea.'Mlsses and Children's
A Well .wlectp.l stnolr nf TTronnl, n,l
Turkey Morocco, Gluvu Kid, Lasting,
Kid, Pebble' ond Gralii Leather Boots
and Shoes on hand, or
Itlatle to Order.
Hats, Caps and Eurs,
Uf the Latest Styles always oj hand, ai
the Lowest Price.
Also, Agent for tho
American & ttrovcr & Baker
Only One Price for Everybody.
January; 11, 1873-yl
yXOUR AM) FEUD.r.
ReSDectfullv Informs the twnnln nf T,n.
hlglttou that he has uio3t Excellent
Flour for Sule
Also, good FEED of all kinds, and
STRAW in the bundle, lie is also
prepared to do any kind of
Hauling and Plowing
at short notice.
LEtilQII (2d) STREET,
Lehlghton, Pa. March 28- ly
GEfffeBiLi INSUEANCE aoent
The following Coqpanlea are Represented!
Lebanon Mutual Fire,
Reading Mutual Fire,
Lthlgh Fire, and the
Travelers' Accident Insurance,
Alan PpimavlvAiila nniti tlni.'.nl lTnn
lni.i.. i. i
a ii, ci Acmuvu mm insurance com
pany. March 21), 1873.
Au Institution tut Both Sexes.
IteVtO.ICEsSLBIl, Principal and Professor
of Classics and th. Higher Eugll.h
HinS.M.O. KKS8I,Bn. Preceptress and
Teacher at Painting aud Drawing.
Mn.JOIIN SlrUISaLEII, A. II. Pro.
fessor of Lallu aud Ureek,
MISS K. O. NEAP, Teacher of Muilc.
IVILSON UKHItlO AulsUnt, '
For Particulars ayply to a KES3LEU, Leblgh
'aojPs. Oct. 17, 1873.
NOTICE, . ,
. .! All'p-raona l.avloE'cMnu aeatsst the Estate
of late Daniel Soil, deeeisedand those Indebted
ot the same are requested to Send ill their claims
sr make setlleincnlon or before Jauuary 1, 1S74.
. WILLIAM eLT, ,
. u.. .v ,6JLoMUB11liT. 'r
rranUIn rp. Not. , WWe
' 2 .
Written for Tni Cardok Aovocatc
AGES AUO. -A Christmas Carol..
Arcs ago tho whole world rnng
With a sweet song tlio angels sang;
Sing that song as they sungJt then
" I'eaco on earth, good will towards men.1'
Ages ngo glad prnlso wns given
To "Our Kntlier who nrtln heaven,-'
Anil tho very welkin was tnndo to ring .
" Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah Is King!"
Ages ngo hosannnhs wcro rnlscil
Unto 111m, who shall bo ever prntseO:,
And tho glad muslo soumlod to tho sky
Sing praises," and ''Glory to God on high.''
A STORY OF THE REVOLUTION.
BY OEOItaH LIPPAHD.
Hidden awny Ihera In a deep glen,
not many miles from Valley Forge, a
quaint old farm house rus darkly over
a wide waste of snow,
It was n cold, dark winter, and the ,
snow began to fall, whlltv from the,
broad fire-place of I be old farm house.
the cheerful blaze nf massive logs
Hashed around a wide aud spacious I
Two persnni sat.there by Hie fire, a
father and child. The father, who sits
yonder, with it soldier's belt thrown
over Ids fanner's dress, is n man of
soma fifty years, his eyes blood-shot,
bis hnlr changed to an untimely gray,
his face wrinkled and hollowed by care,
and by dissipation more than care.
And the duughter, who sits lu the
full light of the blaze opposite her,
father a slenderly formed girl of some
seventeen years, clad in, the coarse
linsey skirt and kerchief which made'
up the costume of n farmer's daughter
In 111" days of the Revolution.
She Is nut beautiful ; ah no I
Care, perhaps thrtt disease, consump
tion, which makes the heart grow cold
to name, has been busy with that
young face, shatpeucd Its outlines and
stamped it with a deadly paleness.
Theru Is no bloom on that yoilnt;
cheek. Tne brown hair Is lal l plainly
aside from her pale brow. Then tell
me what Is It you see when you gaze In
You look at that young girl and see
nothing but the gleam of two large
dark eyes that burn into your soul.
Yes, thosu eyes are unnaturally
large and dark and bright ; perhaps
consumption is feeding their ilaiue.
Atld uiihv,-then, as. the father sits
there so moody and sullen, or the
daughter hits yonder so i-ad aud silent
atid pate, tell me, 1 pi ay you, tho stury
of I heir lives.
ThatJarmer, Jacob Manbeim, was a
'peaceful, happy man, before the Revo
lution. Since the war he lias become
drunken aud Idle ; driven Ids wife
broken hearted to the grave,' and, wdrso
than all, Joined a band of Tory refu
gees, who 6Cour the land nt dead of,
night, burning aud murdering as they
To-night, at tho hour ot two, this
Tory band will lie In walt ln n neigh-
ooriug pass, to attacK ana niuruer tne
rebel Washington, whose starving sol.
d La's are yonder in the huts ot Valley
Washington, on hisJoncly journeys,
Is wont to pass this farm house ; the
cut-throats are therein thevnext chain
ber,. thinking and feasting as, they wait
for two o'clock' at' night.
And the daughter ,Mtiry for her'
name wits Jlnry1; they loved Hint namo
lu the good old times what ! the story
of her uriuf young life?
She had beep reared by Jier, mother)
now dead And gone home, to revere
this man Washington, wild' to-nlglit
will bo attacked and lnurderv1 ; to re
vere him next to God. (Nay, more,
that mother, on her death bed,, Joined
the haui.s ot this dauglit. r, lit solemn
betrothal, with tho hands of a young
partisan leader, Henry Williams, who
now shares the crust mid' the cold at
Well may that maiden's' eyo flash
with uuuatural bflglitneb. well may
her pale lace gather a singlo burning
Hush In tlie ceutreof each cheek.
For yesterday afternoon, she wept
four miles' over roads of Icq aiid.snqw,
to teli Captain Yilllauis the Dipt of the
refugees. She did not reach' Vallny
Forge uutll Washington had left on
ono ot his lonely Journeys so this
night, at twelve, tho partisan captain
will occupy, tho rocks above tho neigh
boring1 pass1 to tretp the" tfappcrsof
Yes, llitvt pale', slender1 girl, remem
bering the wonls of her dying mother,
had broken through her .obedience to
her father, arter a long and bitter strug,
gle, How dark that struggle In a
faithful daughter's heart ! Ste had be
trayed his plot to tils enemies, stipula
ting first for the life aud safety of her
And now, as father and child are sit
ting there, the shouts of tho tory refu
gees echo from the next chamber ; as
tho hand of the old clock la on the hour
of eleven; haik, there Is a, souud, of
horses' 'hoof .without the land houso' j
there Is a pause ; tho door opens ; a tall
stranger wrapped In a thick cloak
white as snow enters, advances
to the firoj and In" brief words solicits
some refreshments- and ad hour's re
pose. 'hy does-the tofy Manhelm Btart
aghast at the, slglpf l)ie .btrttuger's
blue aud gold uniform. The'u ,iuuuib
Ung something to his daughter about
getting some food for the travoler, rush
wildly Into the next room where Ids
brother torles are feasting.
Ti 11 me, why does that yonn'g girl
stand treniblluB before the lall stranger,
rolling her eyes from that calm face,
with Its blue eyes and kindly smile?
Ah, If wo may believe tho legends
of that time, few men, few warriors,
who dared tho terrors of battle witli a
smile, could stand unabashed before the
solemn.presence of Wn-dilnclon.
For it was Washington", exhausted
with a long journey, his limbs stiffened
and his fnco numbed with cold ; It was
Hie great rebel of Valley Forge, who,
returning to camp sooner than Ills usual
hour,, was forced by tho storm to take
refuge lu tho farmer's bouse, and
claim a little food aud an hours' repose
at his hands.
lu a few moments, behold the soldier
with his cloak thrown oil sitting nt the
oaken , table, paitaking of tlie food
spread out there by the hands of tho,
gill who now stands trembling at his
And look, I Her hand Is extended as
If to grasp him by the arm ; her Hps
move as if to warn him of Ids danger,
but make no sound. Why all .this si
lent agony tor the man who sits so
One mnmeut ngo, its the girl In pre
paring the hasty supper, opened yon
der closet adjoining. tne next room, she
heard the low whispers of her' father
and the torles ; she heard the dice-box
rattle as they were casting lots who
should stab George Washington in his
And now the words, " Reware, on
this night you die 1" tremble, half term
ed upon her lips, when the father comes
hastily from tho room and hushes her
with a look:
'' Show tlie genii 'man to his cham
ber, Mary ' (how calmly polite a mur-i
derer can be) ; "that chamber nt tho
head of the stairs on the left. On tlie
left, you mind?"
Mary takes the light, trembling and
pale. She leads the soldier up tlieoakeu
stairs. They stand on tlie lauding, In
this wing of the farm house, composed
of two rooms, divided by thick walls
from the main body of the mansion.
On one side, tlie right, is the door tit
Mitry's chamber; on the other, the left;
the chamber of the soldier, a chamber
of death to hliil.
For a moment SlnVy stands thero
trembling and contused. Washington
gazes upon thut pale glrl wltli n look of
surprise. Ln;k I She is about to warn
him of his danger, when, seo there I
her latin i '.s rough face appears above
the headof the stairs.
"Mary, show tia gfntleman lnto the
chamber on tlie loitr -Ami look ye,
girl, it's late; you'd better gn luto your
own room and (jio tu sleep." V
While tlio tory watches theni from
the head ol tho stairs, Washington en
ters the chamber on the left, Mary the
chamber on the right. "w ;
An hour passes. Still the storm bents
on tliolp'on snUotliii'flibvVrdriffJon
the hilU. Before the lire In tlio dim
oldi hall ofjthat farm jiinise nrp, seven
half-drunken uiuu, w'ltU "that tall "tory,
JitcdU Axanhellii, sitting In their uiliUt.
thrmiirderel's knife In hls'hau'ds. F6r
tliu,Jot;had fslen on him. He Is to go
up stairs and stab tlie sleeping man.
Eveirtnls half.drutfk'en niurtlerer Is
ptJp at the thought, Ho.Wjtjioknlfe
trembles hi Ids hand trembles against
the pistol-barrel 1 , The' Jeers of his
comrades rouso ilnl to tlio work; ,tlie
light in one hand, tho knife In the otl-er,
he goes up stairs; he listens, first at tho
door of the soldier's chamber on the
left. All , is still; then lie p'nees the
light on the Hour; he enters the cham
ber oi( Mm left; he Js gone a moment;
silence! there Is a faint groin.' lie
comes forth again, rushes down the
stairs, and stands there before tho fire,
with the bloody knife in tils hands.
"Loik I" he shrieks, as lie scatters,
the red drops over his comrades' faces,
over tho hearth, Into tho lire. " Look;
It Is his b!)l,5thQ traitor Washington."
His comrades gather. around him with
ye:s of joy, Aljead'y, In; fancy, they
co'uutthe gold'whlch wl.'l bn'thelrs- for
this deed, when, lol that stair door
opens, .and there, without it wound,
slttiidj George Washington, asking for
his horse. ,, ,
" What )" shrieked (he tbry Man
helm,, "can neither steel nor bullets
harm you? Are you a living man?
Is there no wound about your uniform?"
The apparition dnyes 1dm mad.
He starts forward. 11a places his
hands tremblingly upon the arms, tie
breast of Washington. Then lie looks
at the bloody knife still clasped In his
right baud, and stands there quivering
as with a spasm.
While Washington looks on In silent
wonder, tlie door Is flung open, the
bold troopers from Valley, Forge throng
the room, with, the gallant, .tofiu and
bronzed vlsage'ot Captain Williams In
their midst. At this moment the clock,
Blruok twelve. Then a horrid thought
crushesllkna thunderbolt upon the brain
of tho tory Mauheliu. He seizes the
light rushes to the room of his daugh
terpntliu right. Sorce one had just
risen from the bed the chamber was
vacant. Then toward the room on tlio
lelt, with steps of leaden heaviness
Look! now the light quivers lu his
haud. Ho pauses at the door; he lis
tens. Not a sound a stillness like
tha grave. His blood curdles la IiU
veins. Gathering courage, he pushes
open the 'door; Toward tbe bed, through
Whoso curtulns he strtiik so' UlliiJIy it
few moments ago. Again he pauses.
Not'a sound, silliness mote' terrible thau
tbe grave. He tllugs Hslde the curUlh.
There, in the full light of tho lamp, her
young form but half covered, bathed
in ner own Ooou tliere Iny his daugh
1 .And do not look upon tho faco of tho
i'atheras hnstarts silently back, frozen
to stone; but In this pauso of horror
listen to the mystery or this deed.
After tho father had gone down
stairs nil hour ngo, Mary silently stolo
from the chamber on the right, her soul
i shaken by a thousand fears. She
opened the door on, the left, and be
held Washington nltting by a table, on
which were spread a chart and n Ultile.
Then, though her existence was in the
act, she asked him. in a tone bf calm
politeness, to enter the room on the
right. Mary entered tho chamber which
Can you Imagine tho agony of that
girl's soul, ns, lying on the bed Intend
ed for tlm death couch of Washington.
she silently awaited the knlfo, although
that knife might be clenched In a father's
And now that father, frozen to stone,
stood there, holding the light In ono
baud, tlie other still clenching the red
There lay his child, the bloodstream
log Irum that wound In her arm, her
eyes oovered with a glassy film
" Mary I" shrieked the guilty father,
for robber anil tory as he was lie called
to her, but. that was all he could say.
Suddenly she seemed to wako from
that stupor, S,he sat up lu the bed
witli glassy eyes. Tlie strong hand' of
death was upon her. As she sat there,
erect and ghastly, the room was
thronged with soldiers. Her lovor
rushed for-urnl anil called her by name.
No nuswer. Called again poko to
her In that familiar tone of olden time;
still i o answer. Sue, knew hlra not.
Yes, it was true, the strong hand ot
death was upon her.
" Has lie escaped1?" she said, in th.it
" Yes I" shrieked tlio' father. "Live,
Mary, only live, and to-morrow I will
join the camp at Valley Forge."
Then that girl, that hero-woman,
dying ns she was, not so much from
the. wouud In her arm as from the
ngony .which had broken, tho last. chord
oi ,it.s, spread forth her arms as thought,,
she beheld n form lloailug there above"
tho bed, beckoning her away, She
spread forth her arms as If to lucloio
that tinuel turpi.
"Mother I" elm whispered, ,whllo
thero grouped tho soldiers there, with
a speechless agony on ills Irftiw, stood
tile lovettlK'ic, hhling Ids lae.o with
One hand, while tliii.other- gv.lsped tliu
light, crouched the fattier the light
Hashing over the dark beit, with the
torm In its center" Mother; thank
God I For my life 1 have saved him''
Look I Evenj as sauting on that
bloody couch there she speaks thq Jiajf
formed won't, her arms stiffen, liereyes
wide open', set in death, glard 'lu her
fathet's face. ,
She Is dead.. From the room her
splrii has gone home.
That half-formed word still qi'ilvrlng
on the white Hps of tlie Hero-jVonian'--thut
utteted lu' a husky whisper, thuked
by tlie dentli-nittlo that word ,w.ts
Whitfield mid tho Tli nutlet
On ono occasion' Mt. Whitfield was
pleaching lu llostoii on tlie wnnilers of
creation, providence and redemption,
yhen a violent tempi'st of .thunder and'
lightning came ami. lu the midst of the
sermon it attained to so' alarming' a
heiuht that the congregation sa't In ul
mo.st breathless awe The preacher
elosed his note, book, and, rdTPPing Into
ono of tho wings of Ills, ijesk, ell.on his
knees, and, Witli much 'leollug aud fine
" Hai'k'l thoHtorniU r-iids thd sky f
. A mighty vocp Uyforo IHm goosr-
A volcu ot -music to Ills friends;
Hut tlimtteiilng thumler to tils fors.
Coi'ue, elillilrcn, to your father's arms;
llldn lu the uliamuuis of mygnicu,
'Till tho tlercosttirm.bfl oviublpivn.
Ami my l-ovuiiglnglliry ceaau "
" Let us devoutly sine, to the prals
and glory of God this hyuiu I Old
Tho wholo congregation (nstanMy,
rose and poured forth the sacred song,
111 which' they' Were nobly accompanied'
by the organ, In a style of pious gran
dear aud heartfelt devotion that was
probably pevcr surpassed , ,liy .the
time tlie hymn was finished tlio stjnu
wns huhed, and thesuil bursting forth,
bowed through the windows to' tho
enraptured assembly. n magnificent and
brilliant inch of peace.
The preacher resumed tho desk and
Ids discourse witli tills' apposite quota
"Look u ix) n tho rainbow ; praise'
Him that . made, It, Very beautiful It
Is in, the brightness 'thereof. It com.
passeth the heaven about with a, glorli
ous circle, and the bauds of the, Most
High have blended it.','
Tho benediction wth which the good
man dlsnilsjed the, Hock was universally
received with, streaming eyes aud
hearts overllowlng with' tenderness' a'juL
Any olio who visit Childewald,
England, can read In ttoi come(ery tha,
following epitaph; , ;
' Here jlesine aiul iny'threo daughters,
llrouglit hero liy usltiztielilllu waters.
If . wo Im.l stuck tsiJCnsura salUJ '
WO wouldn't liavui booii.ln tiaaa. iticrtt
vaults." . ;
Jones uqn i soo, .tnif tug .pt.rmi ua,
" YIat ui urtwT,'.lsVwr?ito,
dUpjrso'a.urpwd tUaii, a,,.eoUcVn!''., ,
" A yeller backed wasp,." slu-htkedani
1 urchlu lb the street.