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March f. 1865. •
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ijIDWARt) OVERTON Jr., Attorney at
'j Law, Towanda, l'a. Office in Montanyes Block,
over Frost's Store. July LRh, 1866
rOHN V CALIFF, ATTORNEY AT
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or the collection ol Pensions. Back Pay and Bounty..
e~ N'o charge uak-ss successful. Office over the
Post Office and News Room. Dec. 1, 1864.
HENRY a RECORD, M. D., Physician
and Surgeon, having permanantly located in Mill
view, Sullivan Co., Pa..would respectfully offer his pro
fessional services to the citizens of the place a vicinity.
Jan. JO, '<l6.
OD. STILES, M. P., Physician and Sur
• gron, would announce to the people ot Rome Bo
roiigh.aud vicinity, that he has permanently locate 1 at
the place >rinerly occupied by Dr. G W. Stone, for the
practice of his p ofe.--ioa. Particular attention given
to the treat me at of wouwu and children, as also to the
practice of minor surgery. Oct. 2 ,'66.
DR. PRATT has removed, to State street
(first above B. b. Uusse'l A Go's Bank). Persons
(nun a diltance desirous ~! con.-ulting him, will be most
likely to find him on bslcrday ot each week. Especial
stu alion will he given to surgical cases, and the extrac
tion ol teeth, 'las or Ether administered when desired,
ly 18, . 10. 8. PR ATT, M. D.
DOCTOR GHAS. i fa INE. —office in
Goal's Ltrug Store. Towanda, Pa, Calls proxpt
ly attended to at all hours. Nov 28, "66.
LH) WA RD M EEK S—AUCTIONEER.—
i All K tters addres-ed to him at Sugar Run, Brxd
toiuCo.. l'a., will receive prompt attention. May7'66tf.
Ip HAN CIS E. I'OST, Painter, Towanda,
l'a. with ID years experience, is confident he can
give the best sutisHn'tton in Painting, Graining, Ktain
inr. Glszimr. Papering, Ac. ear Particular attention
paid t<> Jobbing in the country. April 9, '66.
| J. NE W ELL,
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May 17, 1860.
rpWENTY-FLVE YEARS EXPERIENCE
X IN DENTISTRY J. S. SMITH, M. D.. would re
spectfully inlorni the inhabitants of Bradford Connty
tint he is pertnanantJy located in Waverly, N.Y., where
be has been in the.practice ol his profession for the past
font year-. He would say that from his long and suc
cessful practice of 25 years duration, he is familiar with
all the different styles of work done in any and all Den
tal establishments In city or country, and is better pre
pared than any other Dental operator in the vicinity to
do work the best adapted to the many and different
cases i'uat preseut themselves oftentimes to the Dentist,
as he unikrstaad-i the art ot making his own artificial
teeth. and has facilities for doing the same. To those
requiring under sets of teeth he would call attention to
his new kind of work which consists ot porcelain for
both plate and teeth, aud totaling a continuous gum. It
is more durable, more natural in appearance, and much
better adapted to the gum than any other kind of work.
Those in need of the same are invited to call and exam
ine specimens. Teeth filled to last for years and olten
t'ffies for file. Chloroform, ether, and ".\itrou* oxide"
administered with periect safety, as over lour hundred
patients within the last four years can testify.
I will be in Towanda from tire 15th to 30th of every
month, at the office <tf W .K. TAYLOR, (formerly oc
cupied by Dr. O. H. Woodruff.) Having made arrange
ments with Mr. Taylor, 1 am prepared to do all work in
the very best style, at bis office.
Nov. 27, 1865. yl.
DR. 11. WESTON, DENTIST. Office
in Button's Block, over Barstow A Gore's Drug
and Chemical Stors. Ijan6B
Having purchased this well known Hotel os Bridge
Street, 1 have refurnished and refitted it with every
convenience for the accommodation ot all who may pat
rouize me. No pains will be spared to make all pleaa
ant and agreeable. J. !8. PATTERSON , Prop.
May 3, 66.—tt.
WARD lIOUcK, TOWANDA, PENN'A
On Main Street, near the Court House.
C. T. SMITH, Proprietor.
Oct. *, 18G6.
(J NYPKK HOUSE, a four story brick ed
k? ifiee near the dep. it. with large airy rooms, elegant
' r-. newly lurubaed. has a recess in new addition
fur Ladies use. and i- the most conv-nient and only '
first clasi hotel at Waverly. N. Y. It is the principal
I ct, r stages south end express. Also tor sale of
We-tern Tickets,and ia Canada, on Grand Trunk Hall
way. tare to Detroit from Buffalo, $4, is cheaper than
any other route. Apply for tickets ss above to
Stabling and t ire of Horses at reasonable rates.
Waver'y N Y.. 0ct.26,1H66-—3tn. C. W.
rUiOCERIHS AND FRO VISIONS,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
JOHN M ERIDETU,
Mai. s! , first door R a p noad House, Towanda.
his just ■ c -ived a large addition to his stock of
GROUE':I US AND PROVISIONS
I' iat : s_lc and retail, at the very
r ■ ' <■*■' 11 kind-, hut ght and sold.
' i > ri specuul ly invited to nty
wr.-ct. wifi jc tt,n,d bi be Fresh, bought at I*W
■< tw ,it corrtspouditigly low ratea
July 17. Iww.
W iiAVIN G AND TOl LET SOAPsTFOR
LJ sale cheap at the ITEWB tDCTti-
E. O. GOODRICH, I'ublinher.
Is the quiet of the churchyard,
The weeping willows wave
Their Gender, drooping branches
In the chilly autumn air ;
And the wither'd church-yard gr&saeß,
Above each lonely grave,
Utter sad and mournful whispers
O'er the dead who slumber there.
In the golden months of summer
Comes the honey-laden bee.
To hum amid the clover
His drowsy, murmurous song ;
While the yellow-hearted daisies
Grow thick and fair to see ;
And the sky looks down upon them
With a smile the whole day long.
Then, at times, I love to wander
Among the peaceful dead,
Where the gqlden-netted sunbeams
Sleep gently on the grass ;
And to think on friends departed,
And the years lorever fled ;
While across the marble's whiteness
Falls my shadow as I pass.
What calm, unbroken slumber,
What sweet and perfect rest,
In the quiet of the church-yard
For evermore to lie ;
With the tired hands gently folded
Across the pulseless breast,
In summer and in winter,
While the fleeting years go by!
Not any thought of sorrow,
Nor shadow born of care ;
No eager, restless longings,
Of this busy life a part ;
No dream of proud ambition
Can ever enter there ;
Or the turbulent emotions
That crowd the beating heart.
Sometimes when very weary,
When the days seem dark and drear,
And my heart beats low within me,
By a sense of grief opprest,
Then the graves within the cburch-yaid
More beautiful appear,
And a longing fills my bosom
For the sweet and perfect rest.
OAUGHT IN THE ACT.
I never can read an account in the news
paper of a gentleman of the Irish persua
sion arrested at the suit of his wife, and
safely lodged ie the station-house, without
a feeling of iutense amusement that re
quires an explanation.
Once, during the summer solstice, when
everybody that was anybody (except my- ■
self,) had gone out of town, I was left to
my own devices during the day and Ben's
society in the evening for what amusement
I could find in hot pavements, shaded
houses, and libations of ice-water, for the
space of two never-to-be-forgotten weeks.
I had immolated myself on the shrine of
sisterly affection, for Ben's down-town af
fairs oould not possibly be wound up be
fore the specified two weeks had expired ;
and a most comfortable feeling of self
righteousness accompanied the sacrifice.
To be sure, a trip to Lake George was
promised me as the reward of merit ; and
with this in prospect, my captivity became
quite endurable. Besides, Ben aud I were
always excellent friends- -the two cronies,
in fact, of the family ; and as the others
had dispersed right and left on various
mmmer pilgrimages, it behooved me to see
that my favorite brother was not left to the
tender mercies of Bridget.
All the neighbors had deserted us ; and
I had watched trunk after trunk, and car
riage after carriage, starting for various
destinations. The news-papers afforded
me, in the letters from water.ng-places, the
delectable information that " Miss B
was charming in a dress of blue crepe with
pink trimmings " Mrs. G , handsome
and dixtihgue, in crimson moire antique
" Miss L , like a sunset cloud in violet
silk and so on through the alphabet gen
erally. As I knew some of these people
very well, I wondered if a transformation
had taken place from change of residence ;
and hoped that, whatever it was, I might
not fail to catch it when I, too, should pack
up my tent like the Arabs, and glide in the
I fully expected to go in the morning
when I did go ; but I think there is some
thing like this in one of Mr. Longfellow's
Our next-door neighbor, Mrs. Beverley,
had gone with the two children, and faith
ful black Rose, at the very beginning of
the Buoimer Sittings ; aud as Mrs. Beverley
was my especial admiration, and the chil
dren my favorite amusement, I wondered
how I conld possibly get through the weary
days without them. Little "Dory," (short
for Theodore), whose father's eyes had
closed in this world without seeing the face
of his little son, was an animated sculp
ture of the purest marble, lighted up by
dark orbs that seemed to make whiter the
ivory skin ; and his sister, two years older,
was the most bewitching little romp that
ever spoiled white dresses, or set at naught
all the rules of propriety.
As for the gentle, sorrow-stricken moth
er, whom scarcely any one ever got a
glimpse of, I had fairly stormed her into a
sort of liking for me—scaled her castle on
various pretexts, and carried off the chil
dren so frequently, that the fact of my ex
istence became too apparent to be ignored.
All the family laughed at my passion for
Mrs. Beverley, and all that pertained to
her j every one acknowledged that she was
lovely aud attractive, but completely wrap
ped up in her children and the memory of a
happy past. My feeling for her, however,
amounted to perfect enthusiasm ; and we
had become very good friends some time
before her departure.
She had not goue among the " charming"
Miss L.'s, and B.'s, aud G.'s, with their rain
bow-hued dresses ; but off among the green
hills of New Hampshire, where aunt and
cousins waited to welcome her and her
children to pure air and giees. pastures.
She would be gone ali summer, ami had
laughingly requested me to keep an eye on
'At- I i 'tiac while 1 remained mar it. It is
ne diess for me to say that I kept two ry s
perseveringly fixed upon the domicile wuexi
trm opportunity offered ; and held endlees
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., DECEMBER 27,1866.
discussions with Ben as to whether all the
doors and windows were properly fastened.
For a constitutional dread of burglars was
one of my idiosyncrasies ; and I had fre
quently been remonstrated with for looking
upon them as supernatural being*—inas
much as, from the nature of my searches
before retiring, I evidently cxp etcd ?h r n
to lodge in burcau-drawerß.aud store tnern
selves away in small boxes.
Mrs. Beverley had frequently spoken to
me of a brother whom, as the country peo
ple sav, she seemed to " set great store
by and who was now studying a profes
sion in a distant city. He was to join her
in New Hampshire, and return with her on
a visit ; and she had expressed a strong de
sire that we should see each other. I was
quite persuaded that she hoped a great deal
trom this seeing ; and I must confess that
the tact of bis being Mrs. Beverley's broth
er threw a halo of strange interest around
I often found myself thinking of him and
wondering what he was like—or rather
what he would strike ne as being like ; for,
of coarse, his sister had drawn Iter own im
pressions of him for my benefit, and if
these impressions were correct, he must be
an uncommonly nice fellow. His photo
graph was decidedly handsome ; and with
out ever having seen him, I felt pretty well
acquainted with him in advance, and wait
ed rather impatiently for October to bring
Mrs. Beverley back to town. 1 had even
decided how to "do " my hair, and what
dress to appear in, on my first presentation;
but I could not help wishing tbat something
unforeseen and romantic would occur to
bring about that first meeting in away en
tirely different from the usual hackneyed
I had my wish, as time will show.
About half of the two weeks had worn
away, when a very warm day aud night,
that called forth experience and compari
sons from all the " oldest inhabitants,"
camf down upon us with fury ; and after
gasping through the day iu some sort of
fashion, I lelt my couch at midnight in ut
ter disgust at my folly in supposiug that I
could sleep with the thermometer High up
among the nineties, and betook myself to
Certain sounds that proceeded from the
next room convinced me beyond a doubt
that BeD, though present in body was ab
sent iu mind ; and with the pleasant con
sciousness of being the only persou in the
house at all alive to the afiairs of this mun
dane sphere, I turned my attention to tha
glorious moonlight, that, as Hood enthusi
astically says :
" Makes earth's commonest scenes appear
All poetic, romantic, and tender."
But while eugaged in vague speculations
about the moon aud stars, a sudden noise
brought my thoughts earthward again ;
and glancing toward Mrs. Beverley's back
premises, I actually saw a man on the up
per verandah ! opening one of the oedroom
My heart almost stood still with terror ;
but by a fearful effort, 1 restrained myself
from screaming—for Ben was very hard to
awaken, aud both our throats might be cut
before this was accomplished.
Not venturing a second look, I retreated
trembling from the window, and proceeded
to the task of arousing Ben as quietly as
Having obligingly left his door unlocked
for my especial comfort, there was no time
lest in effecting an entrance ; and had my
brother been capable of appreciating the
vision, he would have seeu a wild creature
in white drapery calling his name in a
nightmare whisper of terror—but, of course
without producing the slightest effect.
Ben always slept with revolvers uuder
his pillow, which made me chary of touch
ing him—for fire-arms affected me as a
drawn sword did James the First; but
something must be done speedily, as I fan
cied that Impudent man perhaps-loading
himself at that very minute with movea
" Get up !" I shouted, waxing stronger,
" Ben ! Ben ! Get up, this moment !"
" 'Tisu't time yet," grunted my provoking
brother, now half awake, as he turned over
like the sluggard.
I never had any patience with people
who almost require a charge of artillery to
bring them back to their sober senses ; and
shaking him now with right good will, 1
screamed, " Thieves ! Robbers ! ! Fire 1 ! !
Get up 1"
A head that would have served for Me
dusa started from the pillow ; and out
came those horrible revolvers, pointing di
rectly at me. A frantic yell, that I tried
in vain to smother, issued from my lips ;
and Ben; now quite awake, shouted out at
" Maria ! What in the name of heaven
is the matter ? Do Btop that confounded
He had quite forgotten to call me " Min
uie," as I always insisted on being called ;
being terribly in earnest, he had gone back
to the humdrum appellation that roused my
intense disgust. I was too much taken up
with the revolvers, just now. to remind him
of his omission, and between my terror of
of the weapons, and his desire to use them
immediately upon somebody, we seemed
scarcely likely to come to an understand
Finally, however, Ben was made to un
derstand what I had seen ; aud being re
quested to retire while he douned a lew ar
ticles of clothing, I waited in breathless
suspense for his re-appearance.
"The fellow will not be iu a hurry," said
he, in answer to my fears that he would
escape ; " he kuows the family are out of
town. 1 shall get a policeman, and secuie
Aud bidding me be of good courage, he
closed the front door, and looked up and
down the street. I cowered in the parlor
half disposed to rush aficr Ben, and insist
upon a'ccompanying him ; but, I was not
exactly in promenade costume, and it would
take so long to " get myself up," that by
that time, the affair would be over. Theu,
too, those dreadlul revolvers might be used;
and a bullet would be almost sure to lodge
in my arm, or, perhaps, in some more vital
point, should I chance to be within shooting
Tn so considerations induced me to re
main where I was ; although wanting to
know dreadfully how matters wire pro
gressing next door. I was obliged, howev
er, to wait for Ben's return ; and then to
draw the desired information from hiin,
piece by piece.
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
After an interminable tim", he made his
appearance, saying : " Well, the fellow's
safely lodged at the station-house for the
night ; let's go to bed little girl."
And this was all, was it, after such an
excitement? Brevity may be the soul of
wit, but it is not the sou! of satisfaction
when one is hungering for information.
" Now," said I, planting myself on the
Btairs in a decided attitude, "just please to
remember that he is my burglar ; if it
badu't been for me yon would never have
seen him, and I insist upon hearing some
thing about him. B>gin at the beginning,
and tell me what you did first, after you
" Looked for a po ? iceman," replied Ben
" What next ?"
" Found one."
" Ncxt ?"
"Told hiru I had a little job for him."
" What then ? Ben, do jou happen to
know that you are a particularly disagree
able and tormenting animal ? Why can
you not give me a spicy and graphic ac
couut of yonr adventure, (which is one that
you certainly do not have every night of
your life,) so as to present it clearly to my
mind ? If 1 had gone in yonr stead, you
would have heard all abont it from begin
ning to end, as a matter of course I don't
see why men need be so miserably stupid
" Well," rejoined Ben with a fearful
yawn, " 1 believe a woman cau start up as
bright as a lark at any hour of the night,
and talk upon any subject in the universe ;
but a fellow can't be spicy and graphic at
two o'clock in the morning. Wait until to
morrow, and I'll tell you all about it."
As ho made a movement to ascend, I ex
claimed tragically, " If you advance it will
be over my body 1" and finding tiiat some
thing of an obstacle, he retreated.
" Now," said I triumphantly, " what was
the man doing when you fouud him ? Was
he rolling up the carpets, or what ?"
I had just been reading of a deserted
house entered by thieves, who coolly rolled
up the carpets, and other desirable articles
nearly for transportation, carrying them
away, as it was conveni nt, and I thought
how pleasant it would have been for Mrs
Beverley to return to a home in this condi
" He was not doing any thing in partic
ular," was the reply, " we found him com
fortably lodged in the back bedroom sound
I was filled with amazement to find that
my burglar had only wanted a night's lodg
" That does not follow at all," said Ben
authoritatively, " he was sure of his house
before he begnr, and being just then iu
need of comfortable rest, he conclude 1 to
take it, and other things, at his leisure.—
He seemed determined not to wake until
we had turned on the gas full blast ; when
he sprung up and caught me by the hair.
A sight of my pißtols, however, soon quiet
ed him, to say nothing of the policeman's
appliances. He's too nice-looking a fellow
to be engaged in such work, and he car
ried it off with a high air—protesting
against being disturbed, and assuring us
that he had a perfect right to lodge at Mrs.
Beverley's as he was a relative of that
" A relative ?" I repeated with breathless
" That is what he Baid ; but the police
man cooly replied, with a grin, ' You see it
ain't exactly the lashion for relatives to
visit folks ih your off handed way—climb
ing in at their windows when they are out
of town ; and as you seem to be iu want of
a night's lodging just put on your duds
and I'll accommodate you at the station
house.' ' How dare you mention such a
place to me V stormed the grandiloquent
burglar, ' I tell you I have just arrived in
the city tired out with my journey, and
came here, at the request of my sister, to
transact some business for her iu this very
" His sister I" I exclaimed in great ex
citement ; but Ben went on regardless :
" ' Do I look a burglar ?' be asked, strik
ing an attitude. " All the burglars I ever
see were much like other people," said the
unimprcssible policeman, "some better,
some worse, and 'cause you happen to have
a straight nose and be personable-looking,
ain't no reason why wo should let you off.
So, just you come along quiet now, and it'll
be the better for you." " I'm obliged to
you for your invitation," replied the burglar
who seemed more disposed to laugh than
he had been yet, " which appears to press
ing to be declined ; but I can assure you
tbat 1 have a perfect right to be here. " A
difference of opinion, mebbe," returned the
I guardi mof the public peace ; but when 1
j see folks breaking into other folks' houses,
!my orders is to nab 'em." " But you didn't
see me doing any thing of the kind," re
turned the culprit. " You saw me peace
fully s'eeping, aud made an unwarranta
ble assault upon me." "Well, this gentle
man's sister saw you any how," said the
policeman, determined not to be baffled.
" Then," observed the robber, with rather
a comical smile, " it is to a lady that I am
indebted for these polite attentions ? So,
take care little sister, that he does not
wreak his vengeance on yov. My experi
ence of burglars is not extensive, but this
fellow doesn't look at all like his busiuess
—just the kind of man I'd like to smoke a
cigar and have a good talk with."
" No At," said I, severely, " don't you feel
a little ashamed, after this long story, of
trying to put me off with a sentence ? But
Ben," I continued, with a stroag conviction
that the burglar had truth on his side, not
withstanding the fact that Mrs. Beverley's
brother was supposed to be recreating
among the New Hampshire hills at that
identical time. " Mrs. Beverley really has
a brother—she has talked to me about him
. i often, and I do believe that man was telling
, I the truth."
" Pooh J" said Ben, incredulously, " such
a story is easily manufactured ; it is very
natural for people to have brothers, and I
suppose that was the first idea that pre
" Well," I replied, my conviction grow
ing stronger from opposition, " you must
go with me to the station-house to-morrow
morning ; and if I can identify this man as
Mr. Esselton, from the photograph that Mrs.
Beverley has shown me, ol course they
will let him go. As I have gotten him into
a scrape, the least I cau do, if he is inno
cent, is to get him out again."
" We'll go to bed now," raid Ben, whose
thoughts reverted to first principles, " and
talk about the statiou house to-morrow."
" Let's go to bed.
Said sleepy head."
was my retort ; but Ben was in earnest,
this time, and to bed we accordingly went.
I was visited by such troubled dreaoiß,
though, in which Mrs. Beverley's brother
climbed into our window, and tried to
strangle me, that I gladly welcomed the
I gave Ben no peace until he had agreed
to accompany me to the station-house ; afld
packing up my head aud face in a double
green vail, I started bravely for the scene
The premises were not inviting ; and sev
eral poor unfortunates were lounging about
awaiting their sentence. Sitting bolt up
right in a very uncomfortable chair, with
an air or injured innocence, was an ex
tremely handsome, gentlemanly-looking
young man, whose features seemed famil
" The burglar," whispered Ben, byway
"Oh Ben 1" I exclaimed, quite conscience
smitten, "do make them let him go ! I
am sure he is Mrs. Beverley's brother 1"
" Does he look like the portrait ?" asked
Ben with considerable interest.
"Yes," I replied, scarcely daring to look
"I am almost sure it is the same face. But j
let me get outside, and then tell them that
we made a mistake."
I did not know what was passing inside,
but my face burned painfully ; aud when
Ben joined me, I walked away at a race
" That was a great idea of yours," said
my brother laughing, "and pl-ced me in a
rather queer positiou—just the next thing
to apologizing to a man for shooting him
because you took him for 6ome one else 1
lie really is a nice fellow though, aud shook
my hand as gratefully as though I had nev
er disturbed fits slumbers He said that,
in future, he never would even enter his
own home uuless he could go in through
the door, and at an orthodox hour. He is
coming back with his sister in the autumn,
and then I hope we shall see something of
" I never wish to see flhr hear of him
again !" said I, wrathfully, " and I only
wish he would go somewhere among the
cannibals, and be eaten up as soon as he
Ben offered me his knife in default of a
tenpenny nail ; but the condition at which
I had arrived demanded a two hours crying
in my own room before I % was sufficiently
composed to take up the burden of the
day. Of c turse, I wrote immediately to
Mrs. Beverley, telling her of my ridiculous
mistake and intense mortification, and beg
giDg her to explain to her brother just how
it had all happened ; and J soon received
a reply tbat was characteristic of her own
" If I could put a good, hearty laugh on
paper " she wrote, " you should certainly
have it as some faint representation of the
cachinations of Harry and myself over your
proceedings. To think that one whom I
have always looked upon as a well-dispos
ed young lady, should make such an unpro
voked attack on such an inoffensive young
man, and actually lodge him in the station
house 1 Oh, Minnie ! Minnie ! I could not
have believed it of you 1
" But, seriously, my dear child,l beg that,
instead of giving yourself any uneasiness,
you will accept my grateful thanks for
watching my premises so faithfully ; and
you certainly had every reason to suppose
that a man who would erter my window at
two o'clock iu the morning, could not pos
sibly be a respectable member of society.
I really did send hiui, though, to spend the
night there, and to get me some valuable
papers ; and 1 told him, moreover, how to
unfasten the window. Harry seems far
more impressed with your kindness in get
ting him out of the station-house than with
your unkindness in getting him in ; and he
is so anxious to express his thinks in per
so i,lhat I am afraid he will succeed in wor
rying me home some weeks sooner than I
Now, I had not. the slightest desire to
see this injured young man ; aud wheu tho
time of his arrival came,like all other things
we dread,with amazing celerity,l called up
all my powers of strategy for decent excu
ses to avoid the evil moment.
But that provoking Ben must needs
"take" to him wonderfully ; and somehow
or other, I always fouud myself doing what
ever Ben did. It all seemed like a dream ;
my introduction to Harry Esselton, engage
ment, and marriage ; but the affair of the
burglary has furnished the whole family,
himself included, with so much amusement,
that I can scarcely regret having once
lodged my husband in the Btation-house.
BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATION.— The keeper at
Calais was boasting of the brightness of
his lantern, which can be seen ten leagues
at sea, when a visitor said to him : " What
if one of the lights should go out ?" " Nev
er, impossible," ho cried, horrified at the
bare thought. " Sir," said he, pointing to
the ocean, " yonder, where nothing can be
seen there are ships going to all parts of
the world. If to-night one of my burners
were out, within six months would come
a letter— perhaps from some place I never
beard of—saying, such a night, at sach an
hour, the light at Calais burned dim, the
watchman ueglected his post, and vessels
were in danger. Ah ! sir, sometimes in
the dark nights iu b'--aiy weather, I look
out to sea aud feel ac if the eye of the
whole world were looking at my light. Go
out ? Burn dim ? 0, never I"
Was this lighthouse keeper so vigilant?
Did he feel so deeply the importance of his
work ? And shall Christians neglect their
light, and suffer it to grow dim, grow dim
when for need of its bright shining, some
poor soul, straggling amidst the waves of
temptation, may be dashed upon destruc
tion ? No. "Holding forth the word of
life." This is the way to save souls. "Hold-1
ing forth the word of life," says the apos- ]
tie ; why ? " that i may rejoice in the day
of Christ, that I have not run in vain."
THE prevailing fashion of wearing the
beard and moustache unshorn is likely to reeeive
considerable impetus trom the fact that the Prince
of Wales has abandoned the razor,and has announ
ced his intention to wear his beard for the future
in patriarchal fashion.
A Paris paper apologizes to its readers
for being compelled to make an erratum, having
placed four marriages under the mercantile head
leg of "defltoeHoae of fcahm."
#3 per Annum, in Advance.
Ol R ONE LIFE.
'Tis not for man to trifle I Life in brief, ,
And sin is here.
Onr age is bnt the falling of a leaf,
A dropping tear.
We have no time to sport away the hours,
All must he earnest in a world like oars.
Not many lives, bnt only one have we,
One, only one ;
How sacred should that one life ever be,
That narrow span !
Day after day filled up with blessed toil,
Hour after hour still bringing in new spoil.
Our being is no shadow of thin air,
No vacant dream ;
No fable of the tilings that were,
Bnt only seem.
'Tis full of meaning as of mystsry,
Though strange and solemn may that meaning be.
Our sorrows are no phantom of the night,
No idle tale ;
No clond that flonts along a sky of light
On summer gale.
They are the true realities of earth,
Friends and companions even from our birth.
O lite below! how brief and poor and sad!
One heavy sigh.
O life above ! how long ! how fair ! how glad!
Aud endless joy.
Oh ! to be done with daily dying h:r ;
Oh to begin the living in yon sphere!
[Written for the Toledo Blade.)
THE AMI.LSTT PHOPOSITION- —THE INHABITANTS or
THE Caoss RO.ABS MADE THE VICTIMS OF A CXVEL
AND HEABTDEKS HOAX.
CONFEDBIT X ROADS, )
[wich is in the Stait nv Kentucky, !-
December 3d, 1866. J
I never wuz so elevated nor never so
cast down in my life ez last nite, and the
entire Corners wuz ditto. The circumstan
ces uv the case wuz ez follows : Me and a
party uv friends wuz a playin draw poker
with a Noo York commershel traveler, I
believe they call em, a feller with a raus
tash and side whiskers, wich comes South
a talkiu sece6h and sellin goods. He made
some inquiries about the standin uv the
dealers at the Corners, and wuz, after said
inquiries, eggstreemly anxious to sell em
goods for cash. They wanted em on nine
ty days' time, and on this they split. He
agreed with em in principle—he drank to
Jeff. Davis, and damned Lincoln flooently--
but on the cash question he wuz inflexible
and immovable. To while away the rosy
hours, a knot of choice sperrits, him in
clooded, gathered in the Post Orffis, to en
joy a game nv draw poker. There wuz
me ai d Square Gavitt, and Deacon Pagram
aud Eider Slathers,and the Noo Yolk drum
mer. We played till past the witchiu hour
of 12 M.,wheu grave yards yawn andgosts
troop forth—when the Noo Yorker suck
utnb. Ilis innocent, unseasoned bowels
hedn't been eddicated up to the standard
nv Kentucky whiskey, wich, new ez we
drink it, is pizen to foreigners. The Deek
in and Elder grabbed the stakes wich wuz
on to the table, and rifled his pockets on
the suspishen that he wuz a Abolisbnist,
and rolled him out, and while in the very
act, Pollock, the lilinoy storekeeper, cam
rashin in, askin us ef we'd heerd the news.
We sneered yoonanimously that we
"I'mjistin from Looisville" sed he, "I j
jist rode over from the stashen, Looisville j
is in a blaze uv glory !"
"Wat," sez I, "hez Samuer killed Thad.
Stevens, and immejitly committed Buicide?"
"Sury," Lez he, "but Johnson and Con
gress hev come together on the basis uv
yooniversal amnesty, wicli wuz proclaimed
yesterday, to be follered by yooniversal
suffrage ez soon ez the South kin conven
iently do it They hev met and embraced j
on Horace Greeley's plan."
Deekin Pogram bust into a hysterical laff
and in his joy handed me the proceeds uv
his explorashen uv the pockets uv the Noo
Yorker, and like a blessed old lunatic broke
for the meetin house. In a moment or two
the bell pealed forth its joyous notes, and
in a tninit more the half dressed villagers
wuz seen emergin from their respective dom
iciles in all styles uv attire. A few minits
sufficed to make them understand wat wuz
the occasion uv the uproar, and a more en
thoosiastic population never woke the eck
os. Afore five minits hed rolled off into
eternity, there wuz a bonfire blazin ou the
north aide uv the square, the said boufire
beiu a nigger house wich the Freedmen's
Commission hed erected, and wich our en
thoosiastic citizens hed in their delirium uv
joy set fire to. It wuz emblamatic. The
smoke ex it rolled to the South methawt
assoomed the shape uv a olive branch—the
cry uv the nigger children wich coodent es
cape, symbolized their deserted condition,
and the smell uv em ez they roasted wuz
like unto incense, grateful to our nostrils.
A informal meetin wuz to wuast organ
ized by the lite uv the burnin skool house,
to wich Deekin Pogram addressed himself.
He remarked that this wuz a Bolemn occas
ion, so solemn, indeed, that he felt inade
kate to express the feelins wich filled him.
His mouth wuz'nt big enough to give vent
to his sole, though ef he didn't he'd bust.
"Wat are we met fore to nite, my friends,"
sed he, "wat calls us together 1 Wherefore
these sounds uv joy—wherefore this fire,
and wherefore is Bascom sellin liker at half
price? Becoz we are rehabilitated—that's
what we are. Becoz the North hes gone
into the olive branch business agin, and
we hev wunst more our rites. We are
amnestied. We kin vote—we kin go to
Congress—we are again citizens uv the
Pollock, the Illinoy store keeper, riz and
begged permishin to say a word. He pro
tested agin these doins. He understood,
akkordin to Horris Greeley's plan, that un
iversal suffrage wuz to follow universal
amnesty—why then this makin John
Rodgerses uv the niggers ? Wuz the
South a goin to act in good faith ?
Deekin Program replied : The South nev
er yit broke plighted faith save when she
cood make suthin by so doin. At this pres
ent junkter uv affairs he presoomed the
South wood extend, not recisely universal
suffrage to the niggers, but the way wood
be opened to em. Sich a mass uv iguuiaia <-
cood never be trusted with the ballot with
out preparashen, and to prepare em wood
be an overturnin in the Kiutucky theory,
that the nigger is a beast,and the Northern
Demokritic idea that UM niggar wua out
by Noer ami doomed forever to be a slave.
The gentleman from lilinoy will townnst
perceive the fir we are in. They aint fit for
the ballot now, and ef wo make, em no, it
overturns our theory, which we cant do.—
Still we propose to be just to em. Wc she!
give sich uv em the ballot rz arc suffishent
ly intellijent, arid we shel not put the stan
dard too high nuther. We shel give every
wun uv em the ballot who is able to reed
the Greek testament fluently and pass a
credible examinashen in Lattin,embroidery,
French, German, Euglish Grammar and
dooble-entry book-keepin. The path to th.-
polls yoo see is open to era. Uv courte we
cant be expected to tote rate skool-houses
for ton, coz that wood raise em above their
liorrWu! condishen. Also, thermust be prop
er regul&Bhens coutrolhn em, for, my deer
sir, they are mere infanta,and their totteria
steps on tbo road to lreedom needs direct
ing Society is a compromise in which every
one resigns ez much uv his persnai liberty
ez the good uv the hull may demand. We
count ourselves the hull, and the resinio uv
persncl liberty must come from them.—
"That nigger," sed be.pintin to wun that the
joyous citizens wuz stringing up to lias
corn's sign poet, "that nigger is a resinin
his persnel freedom for the good of the bull.
No doubt in his heart he murmurs, and ef
the cord wich is chokiu him cood be loosen
ed, ho wood replin i. It is rough on him,but
the sooperiority uv the Caucashn race must
be—My God ! its one uv my niggers !
Stop ! Bascome, stop !" ejackilaled the
Deekin, but it wuz to late. The nigger wuz
already black in the face and hed ceased
to kick, and the Deekin, heavin a sigh, per
"We shel Bcrcopulously regard tbeir rites.
They shel hev the rite to buy land, and be
in all respecks like nz, ez soon ez they kin
be trusted. Till then they will hev to be
restrained. There must laws prohibiten cm
from receiven more than 50 per month,
that they may not become bloated aristoc
rates and pampered sons uv luxury—the
proper development of the couQtry.and like
wise the payment of the Coufedrit debt, re
quires inanuel laber which we waz never
educated to do, and therefore the good
the whole requires that they shel resino
iheir persnel liberty so fur as to be confined
to the plantashuus onto which they hev en
gaged to laber, that they may relijusiy do
■o, which j6 eleerly necessary,for yoo see ef
1 hire a nigger in Jauouary, I must not be
exposed to the chaoses uv his quitt.n rue in
July. But wat more kin they want ? They
are free to as great a extent ez the good of
society will permit. We shel give era qual
ified suffrage, fixiu, uv course, wich is just,
the qualifications ourselves, and beiu valy
ooble members of sosiety,hereafter we shel
care fur em, so long ez they are healthy—
good Lord, why will them cuesis persist in
haugin up able-boditd niggers when there's
so many old ones around, good for nothin
but to celebrate with," and to save another
wun uv his former servants, the Deekin
It is onnecesfary to recount the further
dooins uv the nite. There wuz a skool-house
and church, recently erected, burned, with
some skore or sich a matter uv young nig
gers in 'em which wuz too yung to be uv
any yoose, save one girl, which wuz nearly
white and almost fifteen, wich ought to hev
bin reskooed, and five, ef I counted correct
ly, able-bodied men and wimin wuz hung.
Bascom sold out his stock entirely, and by
three A. M. the inhabttance uv the Corners
wuz a layin around the square in festoons.
There wuz a bitter awakeniuto this scene
uv bit'er festivity. At a little after 7,while
the Deekin, the Elder, and myself, wuz in
Bascom'B, tryiu to get an assuager, and the
best we cood do wuz to pour a quart uv
water into a barrel which hed been emptied
and roll it around, and thus flavor it. Capt.
McPelter, late uv Morgan's cavalry,cum in
from Looisville. Eagerly we asked him the
eonfirmashun up the tidins, when he inform
ed us that it was a hoax—that no sich tiling
hed bin done, nor was Congress in any sich
a noshen, Pollock dropped in, and when I
reproached him with his doop!icity,he ans
ered that it wuz a hoax, but he hoped we'd
excoose him. He hed a cravin desire to see
whether ef Amnesty and Suffrage shood be
adopted,how fur we'd go in the latter direc
tion. Ho wuz satisfied,and honestly hoped
we'd forgive him the pleasant jest. He'd
made the Corners lively one nite any how.
I wuz too profoundly disgusted to reply to
PFTROLKCH V. NASBY, P. M.
(wich is Postmaster.)
. WHAT MAKES "BLUE WATEB."
Aoy one who has made a veritable sea
voyage, says Chambers' Journal, cannot
have failed to notice the intensely blue
colors of the water in certain parts of the
ocean. In the vicinity of land, he will
have seen the water c>f a bright green col
or, which will be found to prevail until
soundings cease to be struck. In the deep
unfathomable parts of the ocean, he will
have seen the water of so deep a blue as
to be fully as dark as the strongest solu
tion of blue vitro!, and even in the regions
where deep blue water is the general color
of the sea, he may have Been, if he have
been in the Gulf stream, or gone " down
the Trades," a deeper blue than the deep
est in certain localities. There is a current
in the China Seas that washes the Aleutian
Islands, aud is so dark as compared with
the other waters of the ocean, that the
Japanese call it the Black Stream. Other
ocean streams there are, and particular
portions of the ocean itself, which are more
ilue than their neighbors. Every West
India voyager knows the marvelous blue
of the Trade wind waters. The true cause
of this blue color of the ocean is to be
found in the saltness of the ocean ; and in
the case of the West India waters, to the
absence of those causes which are in full
operation in more northern latitudes, and
which as clearly mark the seas of those re
gions to be different from those more south
erly, as their respective climates are dis
tinguished by different degrees of heat and
cold. It is observed in the pools or brine
vats of salt works that the more concen
trated the water the bluer the color of it,
the saltest of all being of a hue nearly as
deep as that of the intertropical waters.
The light green color of the North Sea and
the Polar Sea is to the bine or the more
southerly waters what the middle brine-vat
is to the vat in which crystalization takes
place ; aod the Gulf Stream, off the coast
of the Carolinas, 'and the waters of the
Trade-wind region, are to the other waters
of the Atlantic what the last vat is to the
penultimate vat, that is to say, the dark
bine is Salter than the light green sea, and
the deeper the blue the Salter the water.
A YEAR'S TROUBLE. —Sometimes I com
pare the troubles we have to undergo in
course of a year to a gra ; bundle o? oig
gots far too large for us to lift. B' il God
does not rcqu> r e us to carry the whole at
1 once. lie mercifully uuites the bundle, and
i gives us lifct one stick, which we are able
|to carry to-morrow, and so on. litis we
mi<rht easily manage, it we only take the
1 burden appointed for each day ; list we
! choob to ; nerease our trouble by carrying
! yesterday'a trouble over .gain today, and
j adding to-morrow's burden to our load bo
il tot* we arc required to.