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LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1869.
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LOVE LIGHTER} LABOR.
A good wife rose from her bed one morn,
And thought with a nervous dread
Of the piles of clothes to be washed, and more
Than a dozen months to be fed;
There's the meals to get for the men in the field,
And the children to flz away
To school, and the milk to be skimmed and
churned;
And all to be dons this day.
It had rained in the night, and all the wood
Was wet as it oonld be:
There were puddings and pies to bake, besides
A loaf of oaks for tea.
And the day was het, and her aching head
Throbbed wermifty as she said:
"If maidens but knew what good wives know,
They would be in no haste to wed!"
"Jennie,whathe farmer fromt doyen think the well; I told Ben Brown?"
Called
And a flush crept up to his bronzed brow,
And his eyes half bashfully fell;
" It was this," he said—and coming near,
lie smiled, and stooping down,
Kissed her cheek—" 'Twas this: that you
were the best
And dearest wife in town!"
The farmer went back to the field, and the
wife,
In a smiling and absent way,
Sang snatches of tender little songs
She'd not sung for many a day.
And the pain in her head was gone, and the
clothes
Were white as the foam of the sea;
Her bread was light and her butter sweet,
And as golden as it could be.
"Just think," the children all called in a
breath,
"Tom Wood has run &I to sea!
He wouldn't, I know, if he only had
As happy a home as we."
Tho night came down, and the good wifo
smiled
To herself, as she softly said,
"'Tie so sweet to labor for those we love,
It's not strange that maids will wed!"
*ioctitantoul
T►IE RENEGADE'. D
A story of Life on the Frontier.
A storm had raged all day; the bellow
ing blast carrying with it dirt and line
particles of sand, until the cloud was not
only blinding, but till it was next to im
possible for a human being to venture
from under cover without having the very
flesh lacerated or peeled from his bones.
Tents lay scattered and rent in every di
rection, and even some of the " dobie”
quarters had been levelled with their
mother earth. Indeed. Fort Sedgwiek
presented much such an appearance as
might have been expected had a band of
Sioux Indians made a successful assault
upon the place.
As the darkness came on, the wind
ceased to some extent, and then a steady
storm set in, almost as terrible as was the
sand tempest of the day. It was densely
dark, and this darkness was f orable to
the movements of a savage band, who had
lurked in a shallow ravine behind the
bluffs, back about two miles from the
Platte river.
The bugles at the fort had just sounded
the tattoo and taps, when one of the
band referred to arose from his prostrate
position; and as he did so, gave vent to a
coarse and mocking laugh.
Immediately after, a sfnall light shot up.
He had ignited a match for the purpose
of lighting his pipe; and the brief flame,
as he protected it from the wind with his
fur cap, revealed his features. He was
hideous in the extreme; and although
painted like a savage, it was easy for an
experienced eye to detect the fact that he
was not so. Then his voice and words
were another proof, for turning around
he spoke thus:
"Men, you must understand that our
work must be quickly performed. At the
first alarm those I have designated will dash
into the quartermaster's, the sutler's and
the commissary's. I have business at the
commandant's quarters; and this I shall
perform alone. I shall'be successful; and
if you are not equally so, the fault will be
your own—not mine. In all cases of this
bind you must resolve that you will suc
ceed or die, and then you will never know
the meaning of thilure. Come, and be
cautious!"
Some twenty or thirty dark forms were
seen to arise as if out of the ground, and
then they silently took their way down the
Mut% towards the B:wt. Soon, however,
the hand separated, and every one of the
number proceeded onward singly. Those
who ha d received their instructions from
the master-spirit simply contented them
selves. with gaining certain positions, and
avoided every sentinel. Not so with the
leader.
When this person had arrived within a
hundred yards of the hospital, he paused
and stood silently surveying the camp.
Here and there were dim lights, but bar
racks and tents generally were wrapped In
gloom. After awhile the man muttered:
"Everything favors me to-night, and I
feel like a tiger. Oh, shall I succeed? If
I do not, death will be the only thing
which will prevent me. 1)0 I love that
girl? I scarcely know. I have strange
feelings when in her presence. Something
of the past comes up before me; but the
recollection is like a dream. I am puz
zled. Many is the time I have felt an in
clination to spring upon her, even as the
tiger would upon the young fawn, and
rend her to pieces; and then I have felt
again as though I must fold her to my
breast and weep. Curses upon it—what
is this? Hang it if I don't think that a tear
drop has Already started from my eyes and
dampened my cheek. Pshaw! Mad Leon,
the renegade, weepl Preposterous. It is
only a melted icedrop—melted by its eon
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tact with my warm cheek. But never
shall my heart be melted."
Slowly did the Renegade now advance,
and as he approached the hospital, he
crouched lower and lower, until he actu
ally crawled upon his belly like a serpent.
Now he reached the building, and then he
clung closely to the walls, still retaining
his prostrate position.
It was but a moment after that a foot
fall was heard, and a guard passed the
villian, who was not discovered. The
soldier was closely wrapped in his great
coat, while he carried his carbine in such
a manner as to protect it from the damp.
He did not dream that even death was
hovering so near him. A moment after
he turned, and then paused exactly at the
place where the renegade was lying. But
quick as the lightning's flash he was
hurled to the earth and the dark monster
was upon his breast. A sharp cry arose,
and then it became a death-wail merging
into a moan and silence, for a huge knife
was plunged into the quivering breast of
the guard, and his life gushed forth with
his crimson gore.
The murderer had clutched the throat
of his victim in order to prevent any out
cry from the dying man, and had only par
tially succeeded. lie now raised his head
and listened attentively, but no sound
dgave indication that the voice of the sol
ier had attracted attention. Raising
the corpse in this arms, the renegade bore
it some distance to the rear, and deposited
it in the dead weeds. Doing so, he ex
claimed:
"A good general always leaves au
opening for retreat in case of defeat, and
I will do so by disposing of every guard
in this direction. There is but one more
to deal with, I think, and he is behind the
quarters of the general commanding."
Mad Leon crept forward as before, and
soon the soldier referred to shared the
same fate as the first; but his cry was
louder, and was not entirely unheeded, for
a window, where a light had been burn
ing, was thrown up, and a voice asked:
" What is the matter down there?"
The dying man struggled to speak; but
the renegade prevented, while he answered
"Nothing that I am aware of.'•
;• But•I heard a cry."
"So did I; it was one of the prowling
coyotes."
No further question was asked, and
the villian saw that the light which he
had before observed had disappeared. Ile
knew that. the strong wind had extin
guished it as the window was raised. and
he muttered
May the devil favor me, and leave
that owning before he gets another light.
for I can then enter..' But the devil did
not so favor him. The sash came down
with a crash, and the jingle of glass told
that some of the panes had been broken
by the fall. This was of some importance
and the villian knew it.
The guard once quiet, Leon cautiously
mounted a shed and crept to the window
where he had heard the voices, for there
were two persons in conversation. Ap
plying his ear to one of the broken lights,
he listened. lie could hear every word
distinctly, and the blood ran like light
ning through his veins, as the sentences
were understood by him.
The voice of a woman exclaimed through
her sobs:
"0, Harry Graham, is it possible that
you tell me this? I shall die. 0, 1 can
not live, for you no longer love me."
"I only love you too deeply,Marianna,*!
was the reply.
"Then why do you tell me that I can
never be your wife. ,,
" I cannot explain—l dare not."
" You must, if you would not see me
fall dead at your feet or live to become a
maniac."
"Marianna, I feel that you have a right
to demand an explanation, and this much
I will tell you. Something which oc
curred years ago renders it necessary that,
as a just avenger, I should kill your father.
Can I do this and then wed his child?"
" Why then did you ever win my love?"
" I was only informed of the facts with
regard to you this day, and I hasten at
once to tell you as much as I dare."
" Harry, you must tell me all. I have
never known my Otthez; and if his crimes
have been so great that he deserves death,
I cannot blame the hand that strikes.
For the love of Heaves, tell me all."
"I will. Your father's name—so old
Brant, who has had you in his keeping
from infancy, tells me—was Paul Black
burn. lie became the most deadly enemy
of my own parents, and for no other rea
son than that he was rejected by my mother.
He swore the most deadly vengeance, but
those who knew him did not believe there
was any danger. I can well remember
the night of that revenge, however. The
glare of the flames which consumed my
home is before me still; and the yells of
the red demons, led by Paul Blackburn,
are yet ringing in my ears. The ghastly
and bloody forms of my parents are before
me; and even the exultant words of the
murderer are not for g otten."
"Oh, horrible! And`my father was
this monster?"
"He was. And this is not all."
"Let me know the worst.''
".After my father's marriage your own
also took a wife, but his constant brutal
treatment of her proclaimed his hatred.
She interfered to save his victims, and
with a single blow he struck her lifeless to
the earth."
"He murdered his own wife—my moth
er?"
" ite did. •
"But how were you saved—how was
I savedtm
"Here is the strange part of my story.
I was a boy of seven years, awl you an
Infant of six months. I remember seeing
care for him who shalt hare borne Me batik, wad
for his widow and his orphan, to do all ',hisk may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourietres and with all nations."-4. Z.
you fall from your mother's arms as she
was stricken down. I remember seizing
you in my own and crawling into a place
of concealment by the river's side. You
were taken from me sometime after by old
Brant, and although I had forgotten him
and yourself, I could not forget those
events. Only to-day, as I before informed
you, the old man gave these particulars."
"Is that cruel father—that blood
stained man yet alive?"
"Yes, and I have just learned that, too.
I must seek him out, for I shall never
seek rest until I have met him face to face,
and met him as the avenger of slaugh
tered parents and desolate home."
The candle had been re-lighted, but it
only cast a feeble ray around the apart
ment. Still it shone full upon the faces
of the speakers, one of whom was ayoung
officer, and the other a lovely girl of some
eighteen years of age. The villian out
side the window had gradually become
more and more excited, and finally ex
tended his hand through the opening; he
pushed back the spring and raised the
sash. So cautiously had this been done
that the lovers did not observe the intruder
until he leaped to their sides, his eyes
blazing with an unnatural light and his
already bloody knife firmly clutched to
strike.
Upon beholding him the young officer
leaped to his feet and asked:
"Who are you? -
" I am known as Mad Leon, the Rene
gade " was the firm response.
" A.nd what do you want here?"
"I came for a single purpose, but find
that I have a double one."
"Then explain, and quickly too, or I
will call the guard.'
" I will explain. Not, however, because
I fear your guard. I came for the single
purpose of carrying away this girl to my
mountain home. But I tind that I must
kill you."
"The game of thmtlt is one that two
can play at, you shall tied."
And 'Graham leaped toward the table
upon which were lying his two revolvers.
But a single shot was tired by the ruffian
and the officer fell. As he did so, the
Renegade seized the girl and cried:
"6o to those whom I sent to their
graves years ago, and tell them that Paul
Blackburn has sent yon there. for I am
he.''
Ile had sprung through the window
with Marianna in his arms.
Here, however, he met his mortal foe,
old Brant. The faintlng maiden was
torn from his grasp, and a single blow
with a huge k»it. sent the polluted soul
of the Ilener.ade before his Maker. As
the blood gushed forth, the monster lit
tered a few NWT curses, and then fell
from the roof by the side of the murdered
guard.
This was not the only work performed
by Brant. lie had discovered the savages,
and a single volley which blazed out on
the night air sent a portion of the number
to the "happy hunting ground," and oth
ers, yelping like wolves, - from the fort.
Young Graham was only wounded, and
he recovered to make the orphan his wife.
t4ther Abrahanz'o hipo.
A nonEss bit oft a showman's hand
at Dayton, Ohio, recently.
TWENTY-TIM thousand persons were
arrested in Chicago last year.
FLORIDA has elected a Republican Gov
ernor by a majority of 2,000.
A VIRGINIA apple tree has borne six
'hundred bushels in eleven years.
IT takes thirty thousand men to run the
Sunday railroad trains in this country.
TILE 'Democracy , of Alabama are mur
dering Union men who voted for Grant.
STRAWBERRIES were in the New Or
leans market on the •21st ult. at 0 a basket.
THERE were 96,333 arrests made by the
police of Philadelphia during the year 1868.
Jonx llAnitts, who died recently in
Perry county, 111., had 367 direct descend
ants.
ONE letter out of twenty put in the
Post Office is misdirected or not directed
at all.
DIVORCE granting is said to hare been
the chief business of the late Alabama
Legislature.
SENATOR CHANDLER. (Republican) of
Michigan, has been re-elected to the Uni
ted States Senate.
DURING the year 1868 there were dedi
cated in the 'United States 474 churches,
and organized, 295.
• (7ov. CLAFTN, a . Massachusetts, was
inaugurated on Saturday, and delivered
his message to the Legislature.
COWAN—the renegade—has been heard
from. lle was in Washington last week,
and called on A. .1. Poor devils, both.
PRESIDENT JOHNSON is still nomina
ting Democrats to office—but the Senate
`can't see it'--and gives them the go-by.
Eight.
Tim Chicago common council have re
solved to sue Hon. J. Y. Scannuon for
$30,000 alleged to he due the school fund
from him.
A IV EsT Vini:INIAN whipped his wife.
the other day, for unexampled extrava
gance, in eating both butter and molasses
on her broad.
Two Montreal ladies rescued a skater
by tying their cloaks together and hauling
hum out, while his male companions were
running for help.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, has elected a
Republican Mayor by a majority of 780 in
a poll of 1416 votes. Wilmington, North
Carolina did likewise.
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No. 9.
WALL KINDS ow JOB PRINTING executed
with neatness and despatch.
NEARLY 5,000 buildings were erected in
Philadelphia last year.
Tux Governor of little Delaware is on
the rampage. He is afl'aid that the gen
eral government will Interfene with her
rights. Poor little thing !
ACCORDING to the Tribune, New York
city consumes between three and four tons
of hair, at a cost of IV ,000,000 per annum,
for its wigs and chignons.
THE trial of Mrs. Twitchell, wife of the
condemned of the same name, for the
murder of her mother, will commence on
Monday next in Philadelphia.
GEN. ROI7BSEAU died at New Orloana
on Thursday night, 7th inst., of inflama
tion of the bowels and was buried the fol
lowing Saturday at 3 o'clock p. m.
THE news boys of Houston, Texas, re
fuse to sell copies of the Union, a Repub
lican paper published in that city, and the
editors sell it on the street thentselvesk
IT is said that the lobbyists at Albany,
out-number the members of the New York
legislature two to one. We suppose the
same state of things exists in Harrisburg.
THE total number of alien passengers
araived at the port of New York during
the past year (to December 30th) was
212,959, against 242,731 the previous year.
SIXTY-SEVEN female teachers in Cin
cinnati have petitioned for the same salary
as males, on the ground that they find no
reduction in board bill on account of sex.
AN exchange says Jubal Early will take
advantage of President Johnson's amnesty
proclamation and return home, singing
" The year of Jubal E. has come, return
ye wandering sinner home."
A NATIONAL Woman Suffrage conven
tion will be held in Washington next
week. Several dist i tvuished Senators and
Representatives xvill talt! part in the pro
ceedings. We "go for" the women—we
do
110 x. .1011 N MINOI flows died at his
residence, in Culpepper, Va., on Friday
last. Ile was one of the statesmen of tha
days of 1840-44, and many will remember
his controversy with the recreant. 'John
Tylor.
Acuoux'rs front all parts of Maine in
dicate that there will be an unusual quan
tity of lumber cut this winter. It is esti
mated that upon the Penobscot river
there will be three tine as mm' it cut this
season as last.
THEGettysburg National Soldicrs' Nion
ument, which is to be consecrated noxt
duly, will he of marble, 65 feet in height.
The crownißg statue rots, sents the God
dess of Liberty. and 1 1 J feet r, inches
high; it Was cut in Ila iV.
THE place of meeting of the conven
tion to organize a society of the Army of
the Potomac hay been eliatt.:•:l to Now
York. The titnt Mill remain:- the 2.'2A1
of February. A hirgvatt..ii , tan , y of Last
orn officers i:expected.
W. IV. Ilopubli
ean Mayor of Harrid.imeg. entered upon
the duties of his office on Monday last.
He is a young man of tine legal attain
ments, and withal a, th e in:11 gentleman.
Ile will doubtless make .tu efficient officer.
IT is stated that the Repubhelm
Sena
tors have determined not to confirm any
of.lohnson's nominations. The senate has
always, heretoilire, refused• to confirm
nominations of an out-going •administra
tion, and none insisted more stronly on
this course than the late Senator Benton.
ALL the Democratic members of the U'.
S. Senate and House have signed a peti
tien for the pardon of Dr. Mudd, and the
document has been presented to the Pres
ident,. Dr. Paul who obtained
the signatures to it, will soon circulate
another for the pardon of the rest of the
conspirators.
GEN". lI.ORAIE PORTEII, a member of
Geu. Grant's staff, who was sent to Ar
kansas to see about the trouble there, fully
sustains Governor Clayton's ellbrts to put
down the Klu-Kluxers of that State. Ar
kansas rebels and rebels everywhere will
soon know that the "reign of terror" is
about played out.
Tim effort tending to the building of
several new railroads to radiate from the
city of Washington is likely to prove suc
cessful. Senators and members of Con
gress from the Eastern, Middle and West
ern States nearly all appear to favor the
plan of a more general free system of rail
road building from the national capital.
Tau messages of the Republican Gov
ernors to their legislatures are really re
freshing. In every State, from Maine to
Minnesota, finances are in a good condi
tion, debts are being reduced, taxes are
being lessened, schools and school sys
tems are thriving, and there is a good time
generally. Progressive people are the
best ruler.
SEVERAL Wituesse , : were arrested under
the very nose of the cammittee of Con
gress, now in session in New York hives
tigating the frauds at the election, by
Sheriff O'Brien, at the instigation of the
Copperheads of that delectable city.
These fellows arc becoming alarmed at
the testimony that the committee has se
cured. A Copperhead hates investiga
tion.
A crizEN Of Portland, 3laine, thinks
the world ia to be visited hr a second del
uge. He is aerordingly converting his
entire property ---".46.1)00--- iiito an ark.
The boat trill lw fifty Pet long, fifteen feet
wide. Hat bottomed. ;Auavit sterned, round
bows, with a hous;: just aft 4 midships.
The propriAor is plawdng and bulking
the affair himself. lie does not intend to
launch it, but will simply store it with
provisions and proceed to keep house in it
—prepared, at any tint; for Ur rising of
the Waters.