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Samba!! morning, iftlg 20, 1850.
Nee& Correspisitence of Oa Bradford Repel tier.]
Hmuticx, July 15., 1850.
Eerrua :—That ar feller What rit ya
hifallutin letter about the &Os that we got
op here for the forth of july, must be wen of the
damdest ehalletest koons that ever you seed, or be
eould'ut ev told sich a mean of whoppers when
Mare was so menny to ketch him in IL , And more
en that, I'm Bastin *hare ain't no Aloggleses in Her
rick, bekase I've lived here ever sense I was a
tole baby, and et there had a bee many sich folks
shout I should ev beam on 'em. Now Mister Ed
' l ent, don't that go to prove plane enuff that that
sr Moses Muggiest is some feller that lives m
a nther piece, and has a nosbon that he will make
a leftle sport of us and of our plezzent plc-the party.
Id rather Ina tadpole in the nastiest mudhole
in Hetrick that sich a critter as he is, and 1 gees he
,feela rather mean about it by this time ; ef he don't
he haip't got no More feelin than a pees of soul.
Mier. But hit him go, and tell you jest how
vas, and you May beltusve what I ny, for
as old square Jones keit., it's the htruth and the bull
trat/C' and if yn will print this ere letter in your
p' a per with my name sifted to the 'bottom of it, I
shall feel a good deal bigger than I ever did alore
in my life. I don't pestered to a grate sight of har
m, for when I used to go to ache° we didn't stu
dy nothing but readin as spelliti, and I never heerd
gog,raty books, and gramnr books and such like
don tees. I know that edekashnn is a Mighty
good thing, and 1 bed real bad sum times when I
think that I have got etch a leetle. Bcit this is
:Ain to do with what I was goin tp tell ye. Yn
see sum of this folks down here hive got won of
the curial/seat:mashes in there beds that overheard
on. They're,got an ides-that its mity grand to gal
off sum ten or fifteen miles to sum bragged rip do
ins--mould'nt be big to stay in Renick, and them
that goes the furdensat is the,best fellers: Now tho
don't hove siferie and gogrify, I kalkitate that
_le sum things I know whets what .as welt as stint
other kiks. I don't want to be obstrapalus, but I
ear:thelp Bettie down them fellers as no grate
minks that paint got sperrit annfito stand on there
ova legs speshally on independence day. Instid
of genie Up stun thin' on there own book near hum,
and enjoyin the day with *hare kends and the gals
that they have been Whig tip with, they most go
off to sum other place and take up with the lege
ins of atrancers who don't cafe a darn for 'em and
so like Judos in scriptet, sell thansbirth-riter for a
mess of potash. And what mikes it a grate site
was is that these very fallen* will tun oh a hell
• string about Herrick, and say dui we don't hare.
nothin a goin on slob days that is worth entry thing,
and a erste mess of -deb staff; and then if they
are axed to help get Up enny doing they are id like
s shot; sad you couldn't squeeze an aid sixpence
mud there pocketful* mate en yeti could scrape
the stars out the sky. It pets the in mind of wan
.rid when I and dad was a braggio, and got ergs
in about mm. Dad picked tip half a donee lit
tle sticks and axed me to take eft wen by wan
and break 'em acrost my knee ; and 1 did it as easy
u could ba,--bat when he tied six sticks jest like
"en together I could break 'em to do my pottiest
I spect that he had helm about adds a may to et
plain it afore, bat it was good of it wit old. Row
itn Herrick be estop thing of everybody goes off
sum ;Mar els. Why can't they all pull together
die a yoke of often. but Mister Vitus, there was
a few of us that had spank ennff to be independ
ent, and have a selebrashun on our own book, but
so thanks to the "bell township" accordiii to Mo
tes Haggles. There want bat a few of us, but
that . few was the cream of Hetrick,. and them that
had the rile kind et sperret. Wen t we got oar
Ph and went into wan of the pastiest groves that
you ever seed. We bed fixed tt all tap with lan.
rel flowers and tares, and made seats and pet TIP a
table, and every thing looked bunkum when the
Party got .thare.
We .hadn't no regular speekers, but did . the
speakin and everything else among ourselves,
heirs determind not to depend on no body for noth
ing, but I tell you we aelebrated the forth of poly
es well as Halt creitident had ben there. Then the
girls who had all brung baskets full of nice thing's
gored thine white sloths on the table, and filled it
with every thing good, end we had wan . cif the
best limes that could be imagined. I dont-like to
brag, bat *Mem you and me, I will my that when
I got on my new tow hawses, and in bninut cote,
and that yeller jacket of mine, and my green hat,
easy body that didn't know mewoiddhave thought
that I bed turn from teraysvill; our yore village or
sum other Mg plea* And I tell you' we had a
bunkum time, take k all stound. But I Cam tile
enny more now, alt I tra kit igot no more •plaper..;•=6
Won't the fellers clown this arty bug out there eyes
though, when they see this in the Bradford Repor
ter—and oh Motes! Yours tell deth,
(?6i the Itradford Ft,epatiet.)
Ma. Zorrost;-64 read with much pleasure Bo•
moors interestleg tenor, in your paper on the sub.
;rot of the pen, and taking courage from the kind
)) solleitatioria Which that contained, I now take
Dp the 4, old gray gooseinilli' to give yon s few
6f my tbooghts. Bet as this ig my first attempt, I
scarcely dare to ffauer myitelf that it all he found
worthy to occupy a comer in your paper. You
know Mr. gditor; that coinptwitiort as a sally is al
mottentirely negfi 'taUsti in Stir common schools in
this eounty, anti as tigretapart of the ca/men? sons
and daughters am; like myself, dependent on sneh
schools for an education, it is not to be woodered
a them we so seldom call together our Wandering
Ibm g h k it
of others l i ret. tr" thrlts l ": *ct r6!4i peTQsal
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often at three or lour times during awinter term,
and acquire limo well that we can repeat it by rote
with 'slough facility as we can, - Watts' " ciadle
hymn!? Yet is not all this labor lost if we do not
loam to' apply the rules, with• which we are thus
made sequainted, by actual practice in composi
tion.? Suppose for instance to illustrate this, that
a man should place his son with a carpenter to
learn his trade,, and the mechanic should teach his
apprentice a set of abstrait rules by which build
ings are to be constructed without putting tools into
his hands and causing him to go to work—without
allowing or requiring him to make himself master
of those rules by actual pmeticit in building,.—
would not the father find fault 1 But parents em
ploy teachers wbo do the same thingio reality with
regard to our language, and they submit to it quiet.
ly ! I think that if teachers would enter really in
to the spirit of their noble vocation, they would
strive by every means in their power tallies, forth
the youthful mind,—to make the flower of" intel
lect blossom ender their either% and dispense its
sweets around. And cimmosition would certainly
be one most important aid; more important, I
think than a(enost any other tumble. Is it not of
the greatest importance that we be able to express
our thoughts in a clear ano agreeable manner, and
thus have the power to oommenicate our knowl
edge and thoughts to others! When I think what
a store we might acquire in the time devoted to
school; more than we actually do, I must conclude
that some one is to blame—either our teachers or.
ourselves. But, thank fortune, my school-days
have not yet all flown away, and hereafter, I shall
try to put my grammar into practipe. Yours;
Prospect Hill, July 5, 1850. Ton Smear.
' Ma. Entrba:—l had just arranged every thing
nicely around our little room, swept the floor, and
gathered a beautiful bonnet for the naantle.thelt,
and had. taken my place by the window with my
needle-skprk; when in bounded brother Frank with
the " Btadfdrd Reporter." He took a seat by my
side and read aloud to me ;. for I was busily en
gaged in plaiting I bosom for him which he was
nations &mild be Completed 'before " Independ
ence day," and be was afraid that I would stop
my work and • read for myself if Ie he did not read
for me. But Frank is a good brother, and be nay
er ask the to do any little favor for hint without
doubly repaying me by his kindness and the atten
tion Which he gives id every thing that he suppe
les will, please me. The first piece that he read
*as " The Serenade " by Troths, *hitch at least
eqrialled any thing that you had before published
from his pen, and in my vie* hilly entitled him to
the name of pod. And then came Borneo's inter
esting " Familiar Letter," which- pleased me very
much, and which gate the cottri,ge to write this, by
fanning the little spark ttf ambition Which I pos.
sawed. It Ciruied me to wish that I Cbold write
something that secitdd poisons merit enough for
your paper, and made' Me almost flatter Myself
that with a lithe care I might.
When Frank hid finidied teadihg, told him
that 1 intended to write yeti a lenet the veil next
week. What," said he with a significant - 0W of
his lip, "you! a girl obit sixteen years old Writing
for *the newspapers !" and he Mina into cfit of
laughter at the idea. Bat I kept on as grave a
countenance es possible telet hint know that 1 was
really in earnest. Well, When I had &bitted my
nee:Be-Work, and bad assisted may mother in pre
paring sapper, I went up stairs and shut coyest( in
my little bed4oom, so that I might not be disturb
ed, and seated myself, with not a little pride, at a
stand on which were pen, ink and paper. I have
always thought that an Author **s e a step 11 4 bove
Other persons, in the scathe( existence, and now
that I was preparing to Initiate mytieff Mto that
class no wonder that I should feel a little +irk.
But what mould be the subjetl of my letter ?
that was the question. • I thought over armyting
that came into my Mind, but moue, the subjects
that presented themitiebres suited md. I thought of
the moon, of the stars, of 'spring, of, Suninter, of
.every thing that I had elver mild 'born or heard of
—I commenced to write abed some of them, but
they did not snit me—what I wrote did not suit
me,tiand I was in quite a quandary. My espaci
ties as end/mess began to look ermill in my eyes,
and I knew that if I should give up Without per
forming what I intended,l should have to enoorm.
ter the everbesting " ha, ha, has !" of Frank. So I
coricluded last to tell yen bow things went with
my first attempt at writing for the newspaper.
and here you have it, all oat plain, although it is
not *flattering to Me. I will try end do better next
Diddle&le, July 2, 1850
Tina RaSit /morn Bur.--Some cute Yankee in
Roston has invented and broughi oat s. grand con
cern for tainting infants.
You put your squatter into the' mathine. and by
redeem !traps ? cogs, and,screrfrs, agitated by the
spasfrrodic iplinges of the infant's artful and legs,
the machine' rolls gently Ater the floor, while a
specitreof hand organ moths is emitted, signalling
ten palmy whistles and a 4iaien baby's rattlert.:i—
If tits fa* to amiss lint hide "Sege linfitp, ll you
may turn a screw and set in rnotion a manipatakir,
iometbing •like a hornet hank which 41 bybys" the
4, madder's boa of diamonds," tellies and putt ft
Otnit it roars with la ughlef of pea to steep ! We
is:there the intentor intends to mate snodry addi-
L lions 10165 baby nurser, whereby it may dress anti
undress the youngster, keit, Wash; tic. If the*
Yankees keep on a spell longer,pernerrtneY
uP gbop go's 6564, while.iite,siotnein lie
back in white ltids and phry overtones On-the ae-,
cmdeon or piano. This agitate the patentizelegner,"
end litlattliS the teleicope, lot eteebk throb a!H
brick, c lean intollti FOuriti'FiT 114: "
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4 ' Wiwi you , lie, my gralsdinother's' date? Slid;
I'm writing a loudlexertebetP , -- ' ' - "
PUBLISHED BURY SATURDAY, AT 107411 MA,
(For the Bradfield Reis:wear.)
g' aixi.unoraas or
MARTHA. WASHINGTON I
IT CJITILUUNR ALLAN.
The wileofWeahifigton re Mt mrbe a so ,
interest to the woman of America. Her own r
toes, apart from the - exalted pinion *fiber
band, have made her worthy atramemblranen
esteem. She was, in every respect, a model for
The Maiden name of. Lady Washington
Martha Danbridre„ and she was tam of an
ble family, in the county of New Kent, Va., in Mal
1732. She grewnp beautiful and amiable; and
sixteen, was already the bells of the district. A
comphahed, at least for that day; peculiarly•fiscin
ting in manners; and possessed of a gracsful
pleasing countenance, she was sought in , ream I •
by numerous admirer; and she finally bestow
her hand, at the age of seventeen, on Ccilonel Dani
Parke Cronin, of her native County. Two child ••,'
were fruitisof this marriage, neither of whom sur
vived the mother.
While yet in tall bloom of beauty, Mrs. Cns:
was left a widow, With an ample fortune, an
unusual charms of person, she was soon again be
sieged by , suitonr. But none made any impressio
on her heart until she had attained her twenty-sixth
year, when she accidentally made the acquaintan
ce of Washington, that a colonel in the service o
Virginia. Her grandsdn, Geo. W. Parke Colitis,
in a biogtiphy of bet life, has given a romantic ac-1
count.of the first inte+iiew between Mrs. Coatis and
her future husband.
" It was in 1755," says her biographer, "that an
officer, suited m a military undress, and attended
by a body servant, tall and m Hilaire as his Chief,
crossed the ferry called William's, over the Pa
munkey, a branch oldie York River. On the boat
touching the southern, or New Kent side, the sol
dier's pnerr, ess was arrested by one of thoseperson
ages who give the beau ideal of the Virginia gen
tlemen of the old regime --the very soul of kind
ness and hospitality. He would hear of no excuse
on the officer's part for declining the invitation to
stop at his house. In vain the colonel pleaded im
portant bushiest at Williamsburg; Mr. Chamber
layne insialed that hia, friend must dine with him
at the very least. He promised, as a temptation, to
introduce him to a young and charming widow,
who chanced then be an inmate of his dwelling.—
At lit the soldier surrendered at discretion, resolv
ing, howevet, to pursue his journey the same even
ing. They proceeded to- the mansion, Mr. Chem
betilitne presented Colonel Washington to his
various guests, among whom was the beautiful
Mrs. Castle. Traditicin says that the two were fa
vorably impressed with each other at the first in
terview." It may be supposed that the conversa
tion [dined upon licenses in which the whole com
munity had a deep interest— scenes which the
young hero, fresh from his early ileitis, could elo
(pettily describe; and we may fancy with what
earnest and rapttinterest the fair listener "tb hear .
did writ::oly incline f ' of how "the heavenly rhe
toric of her eyes" beanted anconstious admira
tion upon the 0111,05 , speaker. The morning pass
ed ; the sun sank low in the hotrixon. The hospi
table host smiled at he saw the colonels faithfill
attendant, Bishop, true to his orders, balding his
master's spirited steed at the glee. The veteran
waited, and matvelecl at the delay. " .111, Bishop,"
nip a air writer, desiribing °Cm:amerce, "thine
&has an urchin in the drawing loom more pbwerfni
than King George and all hit peen:lore ! Subtle
as a aphynx,he had hidden the important dedpiOthea
from the soldier'd eight, &hitt tap his eta' from the
iumnicirui of the teU-Pda clock, mid was playing
such teed pirmAts with the bravest head in Chris'
terinal, that it &Meted With the skeet of a hew
foond happiness !"
Mr. Chamberlayde insigted no giteit ever
len his Winn after *meet ; and his visitor was per.
graded, without Moth difficulty; to remain. The
next day was tar advanced *ben the enamored
soldier was on the road to Willittittebtugh. His;
business there being despatched; he hastened to
the presence of the captivating widOw; -
'T'he marriage dud followed the atignstintanee.
Ship thus romantically Initn, took place in 1746,
and was encoded by all the beauty and *ealtb of
the neighborhood. After the terethony, totonel
and Mrs. AViushirigtort repaired ki Monht ireinon;
*bete they took op their abode. .By this anion,
an addition of ahxnit one Mildred thotrOthil dollars
wad made to the thrtnne of Wathingtoh, an: sects:
sinn which rendered him one of he moat opulent
aenthimen of the bid tkintinfoni Amos** with
each other, the Young couple coMinned to reside
on their estate, Until the tsar of independents break.
ing out, Washington *as stmunteted krthe field to
lead his country's armies. Mrs: Washington; hovi.
ever, even no* would not Consent to put entirely
from her husband. Site accorimanied hint toCrim
bridge, and remained until the evacuation el &S
-ion, when, the army moving On New York for an
active campaign, she returned for awhile to
After this, * Win her ditsinm to tend her
at Mount Vernon, rejoining the general as
Food as the army went itrto winter trawlers. Al
the close of t the eareptign,liccottfingly; tre
tamp Wan Opatorik tomktort *Jo bpi &whin&
1 1 tier arrival at comp w ahwaya a /*Saone( wink:
ing. The plain chariot, with the neat pagtifions int
their Moder sad White 'Writ/i t eas, itereolned ee
the harbinger of ,refit and theerkdoeii bra ex- 1
ample was followed by the wives of the hi tat of
ficers. Thti, 06/ whiter, SOdeibing the e=
ty tvak established at Sat :441104 Wb 416
MOHO amt affection` of Woman , whetted, for a
I son, at leant, thet,gtoont of &waiter ate &spelt: •
Lady Wasiii ngto i wan neenstoMed tb seY, that ii
ever been liii.fortana to hear the trst;Mtmiter
at the opening and :the last ort the *losing Of all
hhe entripithmsaf tire 111 W -of t f Openiletnee. bit
ting the terrible 'rioter 0 0 11717-B:.she ilia at Vit.
lay Forge. Theiwistati to rvihich she had id
submit may twirpakrad from' i titter tlhb Wmtet to
Mrs. Minn* Dr Width the rays L-"lfin
'non noas AST -4111A11111.1/
RADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. 0
apaninent is very small he has bad 'a log-cabin
built W dins in, which has made ow quartets mach
move tolerable than they were at first." Think 'of
a woman of lady Washington's kirtani and posi
tion, dining, now-a-days, for a whole winter, in a
log-cabin During this awful season, this august
female sought out the most distressed of the sol
diers, and illilviated their angering., as far as pos
sible, out of her privet/ puma. Such was a lady
of the olden time instead of lounging idly at
home in luxury, she shared fully her husband's tri
als; instead of exhausting her wealth on selfish In
dulgences, she divided it with the hungry and the
The Marquis de Chasteflux, who visited the
United States atter the alliance with France, thus
' describes the camp life of General and Lads+ Wash
ington. " The head-quarters at Newburg consists
of a single house, built in the Dutch' fashion, and
neither large nor commodious. The largest room
in it. which General Washington has converted into
his dining-room, is 'tolerably spacious, but it has
seven doors and only one window. The chimney
is against the wall; so that there is. in fact, but
one vent for the smoke, and the fire is in the room
itself. I found the company assembled in a long
room which served as a parlor. At nine, supper
was served, and when bed time came, I found that
the chamber to which the general conducted me
was the very parlor spoken of, wherein be had
made them place a camp-bed. We assembled at
breakfast the next morning at ten, during which
interval my bed was folded up; and my chamber
became the sitting-ream for the Whole afternoon;
for American menneta do net admit of a bed in the
room in which company is rJbeived, especially'
warned. The smallness of the house, and the in.
convenience to which I suds that General and Mrs:
.Washington bad pat themselves to teteive me,
made me apprehet.sive lest M. Rochambeau might
arrive on the same day. The day I remained at
head-quarters Was plowed either al table or in con
When at Mount Vernon, both before and Idler
the war, Lady Washington', lite a wise honeevitfe,
busied hersell in superintending personally her do
mestic affairs. As that was a day when cotton fee;
tones were as yet unknewn; every hthiselold Nail
to do most of its own spinning ; and Lady Waal:l
iven kept sixteen spinning-wheidd constantly go
ing: She was accustomed tregneetlf to went fab
rics thus made. One of her (Semite dreises of
this home minuEictute was of cotioh, striped with
silk, weighing not quite a pound and et halt tier
coachman, footman and wailing maid Were all dres
sed in domestic cloth. She• was ec.oreitniCal, With
out being niggardly, and this from principle. She
knew that, in consequence of her elation, 46 'was
looked up to be imitated ; and she Vvisl ed to slow
an example of moderation. Even when Walling
ton was President, sheet:tete:tied this praiseworthy
conduct. As late as 1'786, MIS. Wilson inquiring
for pocket handkerchiefs at a fashionable store in
Philadelphia, was shown some pieces of lawn, of
which Lady Washrng,ton had jest purchased; rind
the information was added that She pail six SW-
Matt for handkerchiefs lot het own tee, but Trent
as high as seven shillings for ate President's.
Her ease and elegance of avenue; joined her
affability, rendered her; when the Wife 61 the Chief
agilitate, beloved by all. Mei. Ellet say's of this
period of her life. "The establishetent of the
President and km itashingtoir wag formed at the
Mat pf government. The lerees bad mote acoort
ty Ceremonial than his been known since : but it
Was necessary to maintain the dignity of office by
fortes that &mild inspire respect. Special reggra
ag-pild to the wives of men who had deserted
ritneb of their country. Mrs. Robert Morris Was
aceulttoltied to sit the right of tholi holy of the
Fres/dent, at the diawing rooms and the windows
ofdreene and Montgothety were always handed
,to and from their carriaget by me President hint
self; the SOCrettities and gentlemen of his house
hold perfmmittg thoM Services for ether ladies.—
in this elletaled station; Mrs. Washington, unspcd :
ed by distinction; Stiff Mined 60 the litidnestil of
her friends, end celtitated cheerfu iness,as a duty.
She Was beloved ai few are in a superior amilition.
Wariest stye, fel reply di one of het letters,
your obteriation may be (tie, that Meat young
er and gayer ladies consider your situation as en.
viable; yet I knots not one whet by general eat
tient woluld be shore likely to obtain the suffrages
of the sex, even were they to cattails at election
Mr the elevated Station, than the lady lwfitt new
herds the first rink in the United twee."
She did dot fang sbririte her arignat
Less than lao ilea' alibi his death, she *as attack
ed, by a fatal Illntals, and feeding her end apprbath
ing, she called tier gnind-thildteb monad bet, jig&
'Coursed to them of religion, and amid the tears of .
her family, qifiely resigned her-file intb the hands
Of her ttealcir; Her death took place bit the twit*.
seconi ofiday, 1802 ; and sh 6 was Waled beside
tidy Washinettar is a model lot the imitation Of
the sex. Her abilities were superior, her Wean
kind, and her entidOct under the etintrol of Christian
principle. The gentle dignity of het manner in-
Spited respect without creating earthly. in her
youth, and eyed in mature iromanhoed she was
distinguirted lot personal lotelineli,;—Lodiat No.
Rs Akn.oof —An Trish tawyer M a treObering
coinny addressee' the toinfrisi !tentleiner insftesul
or "your honors." After he ismd concluded, a broth ,
dr of the bar reminded hitn stif hie errtif. He im ,
me disuely COSEs` tOt apoTodie (has:
" 411 Y it Owe the toOrt.- - 7in the basis of dez
bats, I ealierl year honors gentiewen. I mile a
tot t rice, tont honons "
The genliernafi wit dhwn, hops the comet
was iatiatted with the-eiplanatiOn.
A Durca Srol4.—Land ptoihediortee, and two
odor togs, rash out hunting nest. *Mt, sret .re
trove nets/ wootTelittekieto goite bear, hilt' tee
oat the nine pefore toy tot in: '
(Written for the daturdiy courier.►
SETS #III,ET :
VT 30H$ you
In die lifting of 11145, - after the close of a long;
&swath session of the Pennsylvania legislature,
the writer wag infffed by - Col. A—,iben Clerk of
the Rogge of Iterkessatatives, to accompany him
to has hem* in the badkwoodsot Elk—a new coon=
ty that -had been pattitioned oft from Jeffersott,.
Clearfield and MlCividt, that session. The object
of the visit was two-ftild ; first, to enjoy the fine'
trout fishing 61 that prolific region, have Wm'
three hundred that Would average eight inches, in
six hours, with a worm,) and secondly to arisist the '
colonel in getting the seat of justice where hewant:
ed it. The thing was so well worked that t thug s
toff it before coming
,to the lawsitit story.
The colonel owned a mill and store at Wed . &
nia, on one edge of the county and a very fine all(
in Ridgway, The principal town in the coding. Itsf
wanted the court-house at Ridgway, but was not
inclined to pay anything for it, as Mr. John Ridg
way, a millionaire of Philadelphia, allied nearly
all . the land about it and the county aea,t would
greedy increase its value. A--"el plan was to
put in strong for Caledonia, and he did. He . off
ered to build the coon-bouse and jail, and gave
bonds thereof—if Caledonia should be chotten.—
Ridgway became frightened, and made a similet
proposition, for his town, which was, of comae, ac
cepted by the commissioners, who were all person
al friends of the colonel.
One day the colonel and mpiell rode over to Cal
edonia, to see how things flourished there and eat
some of Aunt Sally Warner's pampkin'pies and
Venison steaks, and on arriving at the store found
a justice's court in lull blast.4The snit grew out of
• lumber speculation, and as near eel' could ?ell by
the teftimcmy of the witnesses generally, the mat
ter food about six for one and half a•dozen for the
other. One of the panics was a man of considers
bit ready cafh, while the other was not worth a
continental dime. Harris, the man of means, had
not been long in those parts, and little wag known
of him extern what had dropped from Seth Willets,
one night at Waimea store. He was rather in for
it at the time, but enough was.understood to make
the good settlers of Elk forte a bad Opinion of Har
Ai tile time far the trial drew nigh, ttbMci who
were in the store when Seth was a blowing" about
Harris, began to try to recollect what he said and
the Other party in the case was infoftned that he
had a first rate witness In the Greert Lumberman;
as Seth wai generally tailed. Seth was forthwith
waited upon and parttped by a yoking man named
Winslow, who acted all attorney for the prosecutor.
All the iliforthation hepbsseised al Harris was free
ly and unsuspac tingly given, and Winslow noted it
down as carrectly as be could.
The day Firevious td the trial thiiFirosenator and
Harris met at the store.
"~'eH, }you're goini od *Pith the /a6-triiti
" Tu be sure I am, aucrill make ten smell Cot=
teh In " ,
" Bab r , eai l ilatiria; "you can't Much batotn.'i
" Tech bottom! Came' hey? Jest yeti wait
till I pit Seth Willits on the stand Swore Om the
bible, ace see 'l'l ca-iin't, Praia' 1 bleat heer'd
nothin' abeam them sheep titer-ta TiogCminty and
the rabbi's' of linkinets store to Paired Post,
«iVlret the flail! are yeti talking about asked
apparently perfectly in a fog alto the per.
port of the language he had heard.
" t know, an' !fiat's 'nod," said the plaititifi=
"bat let's iicicer , anyheow."
thirtiti lost no time in finding out Seth.
"Did you ever live in Tioga coinnY, Seth!"
"Anything abeoot shet 6 p.—?"
" No, ao—f mean hinted Fioie-.-."
"Oh ! .finkinee . dtbrer!" said Seth, with gloat
"Two hunfired wmald'ot be I bin/ pile, Seth, !fele
in Elk 1"
" Nb—tila'n't, 111,t's g tact. Got tliat
tit lend on a slow note ?"
4, Well, I might serape it trp-eopld give ton a
hundred amen and the rest after the boUrt's ad
Barrie eormied oat Mit Mindy/4, dud rolling it np,
held it temptingly in his hand. Seth's eyee stock
out like peeled onions and hit Month fairly dripp
ed tongiWeweet it the dUptay. 1t as mete-mon
ey than he had ever owned in his fife.
"jll#ti you Et& tieitttl that ettole shefee
ga &wiry, Seth 1"
Note I know tat"
" Yedaire acre 7—mind. tool/tare to alien id
Serb looked at Harris arid then at the
-=" Not anything about my being impliealed in
the febbery of Jetikin'etstare?•' stilt tic) I 4 i tig the roll
of hills id his,hand and fuming over the' ends 'and
t!le and ",t.'s limit tantalizingly.
"No swearl never heer'd nobtatY sap you
bed anything in tin with h.'
"Yoe are an honest man, Seth ; hete's ti halt.
stied on akeenni. The other hundred yen. shall
hare after enort."
The Court bad been in. sesaion some time when
the tminnet altd-myseif arrived, and Seth had just
beta twbfn. Fib was to destroy the Character of
iistifying in rviard is the sheep•igeating
and. the robbery at Painted Peet. ar.. Winslow
proceeded to (potation bun.
a ijkixo know enyihing %tont t6e ear hist°
of Mr. Hartis'i"
" Yeas. t read about the &Pus attiripptin' t
butn John Itirris at Harriiberm In to • Year seven.
teen htinciredlitnti- 7 " ,
" Stop s snip You:misapprehend .moi Rays
yen) anything iganott iherpriaoner at the bar*"'
I Oils I' tut-ant. Et I: hal Pd . take it
z v§ -A4r.
,e 4 " v."Z4 •
" Do yon, or do you - nottnow that he *as chat.'
ged with' abeep-inealing intoga couuty!'J
as Ca' ant r eayt dd,"
. as Do you; de db you'uot lino* that hi - 101 k-i
mplicated in the robbery of hir. - linkin't store, at
it Han t' nd orilte pint."
ultimo yob never bean!, While livingelialMed'
.o;ist, that he *as suspedeofbeingetigsgod inthat
«'1 do•dd; I needr'talie ihebuf *hat'
people say suspiribusly &Wont theit ntlighboriA ,
illeorney—g , Really, you are' a very fano:ilia wit
des& Let.me jbg your memory a little. fib you
remember hiring said anything Oda Itahiiicon
nectidn' with the Tiogifsheep-stealing, andlhe Jen
kies store robbery, while you' were at Gillis' Qom'
one eight *April,"
"Ai kir's my Mckilettibn carves, t ha-ant"
'rWere Tod at Gillis' store On the night of the
?Tth of Aprii - P •
F do-no. fur Orlin."
"Were you in Ridgway at aU elf the' Pith , of
" Ye-deb - f was."
"flow do you flit thlY Gine Pibeeed mid tell
the justice. (We shall get at the treth-of this sto
tp to the plainufty Cornish, proceed,
' We, otr the' mornin' of the 17th, rfielrson sex
he to we, see he, Seth, go down to Mr. Dill's aril
get the nails clenched in the brown mare's-off hind
foot. So f just put a hatter on an' cantered down
to Ridgway, an' stopped store an' bort
some thread an' needles for Act feinkka, an'
see Clark ast me of I woold'nt Site in taste aunr
new rum he had jest got up front Bellefonte, an' I
said yis, an' he poured out abront have a tumbler
ate 'drinkt it right dentin." •
" Well, sir, -
'. Wal e then I led tlYifbrogn mare over to Dill's
an' ast Miss
You mean Mrs. Dill, his wife T"
"Yeas-Miss MI I ast Miss Dill of Mr. Dilt
was to horn. an' she ten no; he's deoun to the lick
b'low Andrewset Mill, artor deer. What ye want,.
yes she. I want tit get •thif nails Clenched in the
mare's oft-hind sho , Lieu I. Wel, ses she, can't
year do it yer Self? Wal, says I, I guess I ean.—
So she showed me whey the horse nails was, in'
giv me the hoininer,..an' I pot on Dill's lather
aprdn an Eit it I wedi. I got in three nails,. right
snug and clenched 'em, an' was deotm the,
third uten the mare shied at sutheu an shoved her
foot a one side, tin' the hbuttner cum deoMi caslap
right on this there thorn nail. Yon tee (holding it
_ivy it's not gr, °Wed enotigh yit."
• --r , But what has that to do with the talk at Gil
lis store r
" goin' on to tell you. Lor ! heow x did
yel! You'd d thought tnar was fifty painters abeam.
Mils Dill, she cunt a-rtinnin sought an' eat what
wail the Matter'! Look here, des 1 holdin up my
thumb, which was bleedire like nil Jelin. What
shall I do, set I. tell you what, says Mimi
Dill ; an' She run an' got a leaf of Bre-forever, are
says she peel Oa the skin en' put the poi on. Peet
it yerself, says 1, a cuin' with the elbsterant pain.
So she peeled it.an' tied h on, sn' in. tn. days tire
wan't a bite soreness in it; but lb* nail earn off.
"But tome W Gillis' were: What did you Say
about Harris that nightl" •
Wal, all I recollect is, that Thatnpson,an' a Mt
of the fellers, was than, are Thompson an' I shot at
`a trunk for the whiskey, Thoraphoti he win sold
we drinkt at my almost'. Then, Bill Gallt4er and
Dili, they shot, dn' Dill heat Bill, an' we drinkt at
his expense ad' then etrirtey Gillid he shot agin
Hank Sottther, the Hank win, an' we drinkt at
CharteY'S expftnse ; an' thin Hank' he inn; a song,
an' then Thompson he sung a Song, and the next-I
, •tt Weil, air, wati what—"
—cc Why, I waked tip next &min' go WM'S'
uotintet, the sickest critter you etei see. I didn't
git ovet that Spree fir to long Weskit."
"Well, is th'it all yen have to ant"
"An I reacted at present. 'y
_I thick . , el any
More I'll come in an' tell ye." •
" You may visit."
P. H. Harris won the suit
Tar. Soot--Flow mysteriimit the principle which
actuates this clay tenement, and eledates In= in
the scale of being—the immortal.sprit— = a trans
cript of God's eternity What imagery can give
11, an adequate , conception of its constitution ; .its
Iteration or its value?
' As to its certainty, who can _Comprehend it?—
Who eau travel in thought along the track of agee
in vast futurity, till he has overtaken the eternity
that lies in that direction? Coolct we by any num
ber of successive strides over these -rattily inter-
Cats reach the summit, our spirits Might beat rest;
but how sloblime Wei:insider; that whew ages om
Ares shrill have ,rolled' around , and their remem
brance it no more, and these increased by the
multiplication of the particles 00 matter whioh cont . -
rtniverse. the soul wilt just have entered
the threthold of eternity, the mo'rnirt; of its exis.
knee, as endless as that Beinp, who spoke a world
from naught !
Eternity ! infinite aeration ! How vast ? Were
a ?AM' of flight to convey to some distant field in
spas* on one grain of Sand, and return but once in'
a thousand years, what a Vast period of time would'
elapse em a little molehill or the tumult of' II e
sin; would be formed, to say nothing of the time
in which the mighty Alps or Andes might be re
moved ! And yet, if .this removal -of particles
were applied to each mountain, 'continent and is
land, with theglobe itself,as thus deposkted in the
distant nionifi of space, with the mccular:oonetitl
ticin of the whole universe, when this inconceivable
tabor was accompliiibed, eternity would he com
ANC= and refenge are your bittereet enemiei.
Shun them a* yen %mold the approach ec an un