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WT. DAVIES, Attorney at Law,
• Towauda, Pa. Office with Wm. Wat
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The undersigned having associated themselves
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ULYSSES MERCUR, P. D. MORROW.
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LAW. Offices :—ln Union Block, Towanda,
Pa., formerly occupied by Hon. Wm. Elwell.and
in Patrick's block, Athens, Pa. They may be
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H B. MCKEAN, ATTORNEY &
• COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Towan
da, Pa. Particular attention paid to business
in the Orphans' Conrt. July 20, 1866.
HENRY FEET, Attorney at Law,
Towanla, Pa. jnn27,66.
WH. CARNOCHAN, ATTOR
• NEY AT LAW, Troy, Pa. Special
attention given to collecting claims against the
Government for Bounty, Back Pay and Pensions.
Office with E. B. Parsons, Esq. June 12,1865.
DR. H. WESTON, DENTIST.—
Office in Patton's Block, over Gore's Drug
and Chemical Stors. Ijan66
i[lD WARD OVERTON Jr., Attor-
Jney at Law, Towanda, Pa. Office in Mon
uuyes Block, over Frost's Store. July 13,1865.
lOIIN N. CALIFF, ATTORNEY
ATLA W, Towanda, Pa. Also, Govern
ment Agent for the collection of Pensions, Back
Pay and Bounty.
49* No charge nnless successful. Office over
the Post Office and News Room. Dec. 1, 1864.
OD. STILES, M. D., Physician and
• Surgeon, would announce to the people of
Rome Borough and vicinity, that he has perma
nently locate J at the place formerly occupied by
Dr. G. W. Stone, for the practice of hispiofes-
MUU . Particular attention given to the treat
ment of women and children, as also to the prac
tice of operative and minor surgery. Oct. 2,'66.
DIl. PRATT Las removed, to State
street, (first above B. S. Russell A 'Co's
Bank). Persons from a distance desirous of con
sulting him, will be most likely to find him on
Saturday of each week. Especial attention,will
be given to surgical cases, and the extraction of
teeth. Gas or Ether administered when desired.
July 18. 1866. D. S. PRATT, M. D.
DOCTOR CHAS. F. PAINE.— or
fice in GOBB'S Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Calls promptly attended to at all hours.
Towanda, November 28, 1866.
All letters addressed to him at Sugar Ron,
Bradford Co. Pa., will receive prompt attention.
FRANCIS E. POST, Painter, Tow
undo, Pa, with 10 years experience, is con
fident he can give the best satisfaction in Paint
ing, Graining, Staining, Glazing, Papering,.Ac.
49* Particular attention paid to Jobbing in the
country. April 9, 1866.
I K. VAUGHAN— Architect and
*J • Builder.— All kinds of Architectural de
signs furnished. Ornamental work in Stone,
Iron and Wood. Office on Main street, over
Russell A Co.'s Bank. Attention given to Ru
eal Architecture, snch as laying out of grounds,
Ac., Ac. April 1,1867.—1y.
J 17 NE ' W ELL 7"
Orwell, Bradford Co., Pa,, will promptly attend
to all business in his line. Particular attention
given to running and establishing old ordispu
ted lines. Also to surveying of all unpattented
lands as soon as warrants are obtained. myl7
W~ HERSEY WATKINS, Notary
• I'ublic is prepared to .take Deposi
ons. Acknowledge the Execution of Deeds,
M rtgages, Power' of Attorney, and all other
instruments. Affidavits and other pipers may
be sworn to before me.
Office opposite the Banking Honse of 8.8.
Russell A C., a few doors north of the Ward
House. Towanda, Pa., Jan, 14,1867.
I). K N A FP,
Watch Maker and Dealer in Gents and Ladies
Watches Chains and Finger Rings, Clocks, Jew
elry, Gold Pens, Spectacles, Silver ware, Plat
ed ware, Hollow ware, Thimbles, Sewing Ma
chines, and other goods belonging to a Jewel
Perticular attention paid to Repairing, at
his old place near tbe Post Office, Waverly, N.
Y. Dec. 3,1866—tf.
ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER.
Will promptly attend to all business In his line.
Special attention given to Landscape and Stere
oscopic Photography. Views of Family Resi
liences, Stores. Public Buildings, Animals, Ma
chines, etc., taken in the best manner.
Particular attention given to the novel and
beautiful stere-copic representation of objects.
Orders received at Wood A Harding's Ph olo
graphic Art Gallery, Towanda.
Towanda, April 2i, 1867 yl.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE
-I- opened a Banking House in Towanda, un
der the name c. G. F. MASON A CO.
They are prepared to draw Billa of Ex
ban ge, and make collections in New York,
Philadelphia, and ail portions of the United
States, as also England, Germany, and France.
To Ixan money, receive deposit - , and to do a
general Banking business.
G. F. Mason was one of the late firm of
1-aporte, Mason A Co., of Towanda, Pa., and 1
his knowledge of the business men of Bradford
and adjoining Counties .and having been in the
banking business for about fifteen years, make
ibis house a desirable one, through which to
make co Uections.
G. F. MASON,
Towanda, Oct. 1,1866. A. G. MASON.
jj RADF 011 D COUNTY
REAL ESTATE AGENCY,
11. B. McKEAN, REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Valuable Farms, Mill Properties, City and
•own Lots lor sale.
Parties having property for sale will find it
hi their advantage by eaving a description of
the same, with terms of sale at this agency, ae
parties are constantly enquiring for farms Ac.
H. B. McKEAN,
Real Estate Agent.
Office Montanye's Block, Towauda, Pa.
Jan. 29, 1867.
A CHOICE SELECTION OF MlS
ceHaneou* and Juvenile Books at
BIDGWAY B DBUG A BOOK STORE.
E. O. GOODRICH, Publisher.
HOUSE, TOWANDA, PA.
On Main Street, near the Court House.
C. T. SMITH, Proprietor.
Oct. 8, 1866.
Having purchased this well kuown Hotel on
Bridge Street, I have refurnished and refitted
it with every convenience for the accommoda
tion of all who may patronize me. No pains will
be spared to make all pleasant and agreeable.
May 3, '66.— ti. J. S. PATTERSON, Prop.
CNYDER HOUSE, a four story brick
L? edifice near the depot,with large airy rooms,
elegant parlors, newly furnished, has a recess in
new addition for Ladies use, and is the most
convenient and only first class hotel at Waverly.
N. Y. It is the principal office tor stages south
and express. Also for sale of Western Tickets,
and in Canada, on Grand Trunk Rail-way. Fare
to Detroit from liutlalo, $4, is cheaper than any
other route. Apply for tickets as above to
49* Stabling and care of Horses at reasonable
Waverly. N. Y., 0ct.26,1866.-3nL C. W.
SMITHBORO, N. Y .
Having rented and Refitted this well known
Hotel, I am ready to accommodate all who may
favor me with a call. I have a large Hall at
tached, suitable for lectures, dances, Ac. Pass
engers carried to any point by applying at the
Hotel. No pains will be spared to make every
thing agreeable and comfortable for the t ravel
ing public. J. B. VAN WINKLE,
Jan. 10, 1867. Proprietor.
JHUUntrj) anil Dries Ulaking.
Would respectfully ask the ladies to call and
examine her stock of Spring Millinery Goods,
just received from New York. Every thing
beautiful and new, in the line of Bonnets, Hats,
Trimmings, etc. She takes pleasure in offering
to her friends and the public generally.
Of her work, those who have patronized her,
are the best judges, and to them she refers.
Towanda, April 23, 1867.—6w*
jyjISSES WOUGHTER & SHIP
Rooms over Bramhall A Cowell's Store, Main
Street. Second Door below Be idle man'a Block.
Towanda, Pa., April sth 1867.—3 m.
JYJ I L L I N E R Y .
MRS. J. C. FIERCE,
Would announce to the citizens of Towanda,
and the public generally, that she has just re
turned from New York with a well selected as
sortment of Goods, and opened a
Over Shlam's Clothing Store, in the front room
formerly occupied by W. C. Bogart, Esq.,
where she will be pleased to see the Ladies of
Towanda and vicinity, being confident that with
a varied and well-selected assortment she can
supply their wants.
Having procured the services of one of the
best Milliners irom the City, she believes that
she can give entire satisfaction. Particular at
tention given to STRAW WORK.
49" Come and see as. Don't forget the
place, over Shlam's Clothing Store, next door to
Towanda, April 8, 18(17.
JJISS M. A. BUFFINGTON,
Would announce to the ladies of Towanda and
vincinity, that she is now prepared to give her
time ana attention to
DRESS MAKING, V
And solicits a share of their patronage, All or
ders will be promptly attended to. Rooms at
the residence of N. •I. Keeler, (up stairs) two
doors east of Dr. Pratt's office, on State street.
Towanda, April 15, 1807.
Miss EMMA SILL A Miss MARION S. RIDGWAF,
Having just returned from New York with a
fine and well selected assortment of
MILLINERY ANI) FANCY GOODS,
Would inform their friends, and the public gen
erally, that they would be pleased to receive a
call from them at their rooms formerly occupied
by Mrs. H. M. Tracy.
49" Particular attention given to Straw Work.
April 17, 1867.
T O. OF O.F.—BRADFORD LODGE
A* No. 167,1. O. of O. F., meets at Odd Fel
lows Hall, every Monday evening from the first
Monday in April to the first Monday in October
at 74 p. m., from October to April at 64 p. m.
J. S. CAREY, Sec'y.
April 23, 1867.
STELLA HALL would inform the public that
she proposes giving instruction upon the Piano,
and (that havingpaid especial attention to the
principles of Music, she feels confident of giv
ing entire satisfaction in the advancement in
musical attainments of any who may be placed
under her charge. Terms—24 lessons and use
of instrument $l2 ; without use of instru
ment $lO. Residence two doors north of Dr.
Towanda, Dec. 3/1866.—tf.
PUBLIC DRAY. —The subscriber
has had made a new and convenient DRAY
and will hereafter be prepared to do hauling for
all persona desiring his services.
His Dray will stand in front of Patch's store,
when not engaged and all orders may be left at
The patronage of the poblic is respectfully
solicited, as by prompt attention to orders, and,
by punctuality and low charges, he is determ
ii. Ed to merit a shareot custom.
Morch 28,1867.—3 m*
GRIST MILL. —I have purchased
the grist-mill known as the Hale Mill, sit
uated near the month of Towanda Creek, and
about two miles south ot Towanda Borough.
I take this method of notifying my old friends
of my location, and am in hopes to gain many
new Iriends aad patrons by strict attention to
my business. All I ask is a fair trial, as lam
well satisfied th-t I can suit my customers^
South Towanda, April 23, 1867.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS EXPERI
ENCE IN DENTISTRY.
J. M, SMITH, M. D., would respectfully inform
the inhabitants of Bradford County that he Is
permanently located in Waverly, N. Y., where
he has be in in the practice of his profession for
the past four years. He would say that from his
long and successful practice of 25 years duration
he is familiar with all the different styles of
work done in any and all Dental Establishments
in city or country, and is better prepared than
any other Dental operator in the vicinity to do
work the best adapted to the many and different
cases that present themselves oftentimes to the
Dentist, as he understands the art of 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 of porcelain for both plate
and teeth, and forming a continuous gum. It is
more durable, more natural in appearance, and
Tnuch better adapted to the gum than any other
kind of work. Those in need of the same are
invited to call 'and examine specimens. Teeth
filled to last for years and oftentimes lor life.—
Chloroform, Ether, and " Nitrons Oxide " ad
miniatered with perfect aalety, as over four hun
dred patients within the last tour years can tes
I will be in Towanda from the 15th to 30th of
every month, at the office of W, K. TAYLOB,
(formerly occupied by Dr. 0. H. Woodruff )
Having made arrangements with Mr. Taylor, I
am prepared to do all work in the very best
style, at bis offlcs, April 33,1867.
(From the Temple Bar.)
A MINER'S LOVE STORY.
| Nelly Glover was the prettiest lass
in the pit village. Her eyes were of
the sweetest blue ; her checks were
like a rose ; and you might have
thought her brown hair was the Quest
silk. Then she had a Qgurc like a
fairy, it was so trim ; and with a
waist you could almost spau. I
loved Nelly, but, as for that, all the
young chaps of the village were of
the same mind, and she might have
had her pick of us ; the worst of it
was, she treated us all alike, and
wouldn't look at one more that an
other. She had a smile for every
body, and was always good-temper
ed, but there it ended, and, somehow,
none of us could screw up courage
to try her further. I don't know how
often I thought it over. It came in
to my head the Grst thing in the
morning, and there it remained the
last thing at night, when it either
kept me awake or haunted my dreams
At last it quite took possession of me.
No matter where I am, digging or
blasting,or tunnelling ; above ground
or down in pit ; my thoughts turned
on Nelly, and from being the mer
riest fellow in the village, I just
came to be the dullest. One morn
ing there was no work in the pit for
my gang, because the viewer waut
ed that part of the seam shored up,
and it struck me, all at once, that I
would have it out with Nelly, so I
made myself smart, and set off, walk
ing as brisk as if it was a wager.—
You may think it conceit in me, but
I can say that I was then as clever
a chap to look at as you would often
see—and I knew it ! For all that, I
began to walk a bit slow when I
caught eight of Mrs. Glover's cot
tage, and I felt a dread at my heart.
But I went on, and I just got up to
the cottage, when who should come
out but Nelly herself. She never
looked prettier than at that minute ;
but, appearing so suddenly, she
dashed my spirit, and I hadn't a
word to say to her.
" Why, Charley, what is the mat
" Well, it is just this," I said ; and
there I stopped.
"Is there anything wrong with
Jack ?" she cried, quickly.
" Jack 1"
" Yes, he is down in the pit, and
they say it is foul, which makes moth
er and me uneasy. You haven't
heard anything ?" And she looked
in my eyes as if she would search
" No, no 1" I answered, steadying,
now that I thought I could comfort
her ; "He is all right. You musn't
mind what the old women of the vil
lage say, or you'll be looking for a
blow-up every day in the year, when
there is nothing more than common.
I haven't come to you about Jack,
Nelly ; it is about myself."
She gave me another look now ;
then her cheek flushed up like aflame;
and her eyes turned away.
" Do you know what I want to say,
Nelly ?" I went on ; "I wish you did
for I can't tell it. It is more than I
have got words for. How I love you,
how you are always before me, how
I am crazed and mad about yon !
But though I can't say all I want to,
here I stand, and I wouldn't change
with a king, if you'll take me as I
" Ah, Charley ! you don't know
how you pain me," she answered.
" Don't say that, Nellie. I doubt
ed about speaking to you, but now
that I have done it, now that I can't
go on deceiving myself, if you have
any pity in your heart, show it to
me, and I will cherish you to the day
of my death."
" It is no use," she replied, " I can
never marry a pitman. I gave the
promise to mother and Jack, when he
walked up the village at the luueral
of my poor father and brothers, all
three killed in the mine—our great
sorrow, which I can never think of
And the tears, it is true, were run
ning down her cheeks, though, for
the minute, she seemed to be harder
than stone. And I seemed turned to
stone myself. I had no recollection,
no feeling, and no sense, and I could
n't have moved a step to save my
life. Then it all flashed upon me like
lightning. I took a last look at Nel
ly, dropped my head on my breast,
and, without a word more, walked
out of the gate.
Our village seldom looked bright,
no matter how the sun shone, and
now I felt as if the sun would never
shine again for me, so, as my eye fell
on the line of cottages, with the
clouds hanging down from above,
and nothing round but a waste, I
thought I might as well be in my
grave as continue to live there. Be
sides, I should be always meeting
Nelly, perhaps lurking about her
mother's cottage, and making her as
miserable as myself. Why shouldn't
I go away, to Yorkshire, or Derby
shire, or to the diggings in Austra
lia, for that matter f The notion, if
it was good for nothing more, gave
me a little spirit. I turned my
thoughts, and I stepped out brisker,
going straight home. I hadn't much
to settle there, only to bid good-bye
to the folks I lived with, and I soon
came out, pack on back, and began
I stopped at the moor, and looked
back, remembering I might never see
the place again, and, dismal as I
now thought it, with its gaping walls
and shaken roofs encumbering the
blackened ground, I had been happy
there. Not one of those tumbling
cottages but would open its door to
me ; not one where I wouldn't meet
a friend. And there I had been born ;
it was the spot on earth that, even in
that hour of bitterness, I loved best,
and I didn't turn away without dash
ing my had over my eyes.
REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER.
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., MAY 9,1867.
I was walking on, when suddenly
the air rang with a crash which shook
the ground. I knew what it signi-
Qed ; such sounds denote but oue re
suit iu the black country, and, throw
ing down my pack, I darted off to
the pit, with the feelings that ani
mate every miner on such occasions.
I didn't seem a minute before I
came to the dust-heaps, rouud the
pit's mouth, but some were there be
fore me, and the off-men and the wo
men were rushing up from the vil
lage iu a stream. The smell from
the pit almost knocked me down as
1 came up, and I had to get my
breath a little when three or four of
us crept ou to the mouth, aud looked
dowu. The explosion had destroyed
the cage, not leaving a stick of it,
hut it hadu't injured the signal rope ;
hence a meaus of communication re
mained for any oue immediately be
low. As soon as 1 saw this, I set to
work to rig a cross-bar, aud present
ly had it ready.
"Just lower me gently," I Baid to
two bauksmeu. " I may pick up one
or two, if there's any near."
" You can't go dowu yet 1" cried
the viewer. "How many are in the
" Half an hour ago there was fif
ty," replied the timekeeper ; " but I
am thankful to say they all came up
" And they are all lost," said the
viewer, " for there will be another
" I'll go down, anyhow," I said,
doggedly ; " and if nobody will low
er me, I'll jump down."
A good many were on the heaps
now—men and women—some of the
women crying, and some praying ;
but when I spoke out that way,there
was a dead silence. Then two or
three called out" Good-bye, Charley.
God bless you, brave lad." The
banksman lowered me down, and I
sank through the pit's mouth. A
Davy-lamp was tied round my waist,
and I held a rope in my hand, so that
I might signal to be hoisted up, if
the air became too foul. But I had
no intention of going back till I had
searched the pit, and seen if there
were any alive. Oue thing, I didn't
care about my life ; aud another, I
would have been ashamed to face the
folks above without doing something
so I felt impatient that they lowered
me at such a snail's pace, and I kept
looking up and down to measure the
distance yet to be traversed. The
shaft had never seemed so deep to
me before. I strained my eyes into
the darkness below, and I saw no
bottom ; I glanced up, and the gleam
of light grew smaller and fainter. I
scanned the walls of the shaft, and
marked only their black bound. But
my progress notified by the increas
ing density of the air, which began
to affect my breathing ; and, as I
went on, I had to shift my face from
side to side to make a little current.
At last my feet touched ground.
I looked round, as I jumped off the
straddle, and saw the furnace was
out, which put a stop to the ventila
tion of the mine, as far as it depend
ed on the brattices, and no air enter
ed but by the shaft. The stench was
overpowering, and, from this and the
silence, I guessed the worßt. It was
plain that the explosion had killed
the horses ; for not a sound came
from the stables, which were close to
the shaft ; and what hope could
there be for human beings in a dist
ant part of the pit ? You may be
sure I didn't stand to make these re
flections ; they floated across me, and
I was working forward before they
had got through my mind. I knew
the old mine blindfolded ; but what
with the foul smell, and what with
the gloom, and my shortness of
breath, I was some minutes scramb
ling to the top of the incline, keep
ing my arms stretched out, as I went
along, to feel for anything in the
way. And it was lucky I did, or I
should have dashed my head against
some empty trucks, aud in the state
I was in, that would have finished
me. Thus I reached the first gallery
which you could only enter stooping.
1 pushed open the trap, and went on
a few steps, though my Davy-lamp
was what pitman call " afire " —the
flame being all blue—and I knew
that the atmosphere was so much
gunpowder. But I stumbled along ;
if I wasn't to save any oue, it didn't
matter what became of myself, and
I pleased myself with the thought
that Nelly would hear that I had died
in the attempt. And then, all at
once, it came into my head what she
had said about her brother Jack be
ing in the pit. This gave my heart
such a turn that I quite staggered,
and the perspiration poured from my
forehead like water. I rushed for
ward as if I was mad ; my foot
struck something ; I bent down over
what seemed a corpse, aud the gleam
of the lamp fell on its face. It was
Jack Glover. I didn't know whether
he was alive or dead, but I caught
him in my arms,and with the strength
of a giant, and the speed of a deer—
hardly conscious, hardly breathing—
I made a dash for the shaft.
It was easier work going back,
when yon were once in the main or
horse road ; for now the shaft was
before you, instead of behind ; and,
though you wouldn't think it, this
made a wonderful difference in the
light. Dark as pitch it still was,
though not to a pitman's eyes, and I
had found out that Jack breathed
when I reached the shaft. The dis
covery nerved me afresh, and kept
all my senses at work, without my
seeming to know it. I only felt that
there would soon be another explo
sion. So I placed Jack on the strad
dle, and, taking the cord from my
Davy-lamp, tied him hand and foot,
then pulled the signal rope, and as
the people above hauled the tackle,
and lifted the stradle from the ground
I hung on by my arms ; thus we be
gan to mount the shaft.
It wasn't till we had got twenty
feet up that I felt the strain of stand
ing on nothing, but, from that mo
ment, it became just terrible. My
hands seemed ready to snap ; the
ache in my arms spread through ev
ery muscle; my head spun round,
and my feet kicked about iu an ago
ny. I watched the mouth of the pit
till my eyes swam, and as 1 reckoned
the space between, while my strength
waned, and my misery deepened, I
thought 1 must drop before 1 reached
the top. Then they began to hoist
faster. I mustered all my strength ;
I tightened my grip ot the straddle,
though my fingers were growing
numb ; I steadied my feet, and hard
ly trusted myself to breathe. I
could see the walls of the shaft ; I
could leel the purer air ; I heard
voices ; and presently the tackle
swung ; strong arms caught me
round, and I was landed on the bank.
They had Jack Glover off the
straddle before you could look round,
and he was carried away, while they
raised my head, and poured a little
brandy in my mouth. I called out for
" What is it, Charley Batsou ?" he
asked, bending over me.
" Everybody away from the pit,
sir," I said.
" You are right," he answered ; "it
will come in a minute or two."
They got me to the top of the bank,
when I hewrd a scream, and there
was Nelly, trying to throw herself
on her brother Jack, but kept back
by the other womenfolks. She never
glanced round at me ! I wished then
that I had stopped in the pit, or let
myself drop from the bar, as I came
up, aud so escaped seeing her again.
But I made up my mind that I had
looked 01. her fur the last time. I
told iny helpers that I could walk
now, and when they let go my arms,
I turned towards the moor, intending
to pick up my pack and drag on at
least to the next village.
But I could no more walk five miles
than I could fly. When I came to
pack I sank down by it, and felt that
1 must give up. I was so beat, and
though there was now another ex
plosion at the pit, as I had expected,
and though it shook the ground un
der me, I didn't lift my head. All I
thought of WHS stetching out my
arms aud legs and lying quiet. How
long I lay there I never knew. But,
by degrees, I recovered a little
strength, and my thoughts took more
shape, when I decided to return to
my old lodging, and have a day's
rest before I set on my wanderings.
The day passed, and the night,and
the next day, aud I was still in bed,
the good folks tending me like a
child. My limbs, which had been
racked with pain, now felt easy, aud
I was ready for a start again. But I
thought there would be opposition,so
I got up very quiet, and was putting
on my things, when the room door
opened, and to my wonder in came
" Hilloa, Charley, here we are 1"
he cried, seizing my hand, and giv
ing it a hearty squeeze. " Who
would have thought of us two being
"Well, Jack," I answered, "I am
glad for you, but I shouldn't have
cared for myself."
"How's that ?" he asked.
" Because I have something on my
" You !" he said, laughing, aud
giving me a little push. " Here, sit
down aud have a pipe, aud it will go
off like the smoke."
" I don't care if I never smoke a
pipe again." I said savagely.
"Now, I'll tell you what it is,"
said Jack ; "you have been having a
tiff with our Nelly."
"I haven't" I answered, my cheek
" Well, you know best about that,"
continued Jack; "but it's what I
guess, because you were seen talk
ing with her, and she had a crying
fit directly after. And when she
heard from me that it was you
brought me up from the pit, she fell
on my neck and fainted."
"Didn't she know it before?" I
"Then I'll just tell you all about
her and me," I said.
I was a long time telling it, but
Jack set up as if he was listening to
a play, or a sermon at chapel. I
gave him a description of Nelly that
would have done for the Hue and
Cry; went into all the feelings she
had raised in my breast, told him
how I had watched for her, thought
of her, and dreamt of her ; and,
finally, recounted our last colloquy.
Jack never moved a muscle, and sot
till I stopped for breath did he put
in a word.
"Don'tyou think you've been a
little fast, Charley?" he then said,
" How do you mean ?" I answered.
"Why, in giving up so. Suppose
when Nelly said she could'nt have
you, you had put your arm round her
waist, and said she must ?"
This view had never struck me,
and rather took me aback.
" But there was her promise to you
and her mother never to marry a pit
man," 1 urged.
"So there was. But did you nev
er hear that promises were made to
be broke ?"
"I can't say but I have," I mutter
ed, clapping on my hat.
" Where are you going ?" said
"You wait here a minute," I re
With that I took two strides down
the stairs into the road and hurried
off to Mrs. Glover's cottage. I stood
outside a minute when 1 opened the
door, and the fiist thing I saw was
Nelly, sitting by her mother, aud
looking like a ghost—only ghosts
never look pretty. She gave me one
look, then started up and sprang in
to my arms. My heart was so full I
couldn't speak at first, but I thought
I must do something, so I slipped my
arm round her waist, as Jack recom
mended. Now I felt sure of her, and
of all the happiness the world could
give,and,as my breast swelled proud
ly, I began to bear a little malice.
" Ah, Nelly 1 if you had only loved
me!" I said.
Nelly tightened her arm round
" How happy we might havo been!"
"Then we can be, Charley," she
" How Nelly ? "We can uever
marry, you know."
The little fingers unlocked, and I
felt Nelly falling away, but I*remem
bered Jack's counsel, and held her
by the waist.
" There's your promise to your
mother aud Jack," I continued ; "how
are we to get over that ?"
"I forgot that," faltered Nelly, as
white as a sheet.
"Aud what do you say to it moth
er 1" I cried to the old lady.
Mrs. Glover got up,aud took Nelly's
hand and pnt it in mine.
"That's what I say to it," she said,
heartily; "and I know Jack is of
the same mind."
" And this is what I say to it," I
cried, giving Nelly a kiss.
You won't be surprised to hear
that we were married the next week.
And now I am the viewer of the
colliery ; aud as for Nelly, she will
tell you that, though she has married
a pitman and has her roughs aud
smooths, like other women, there is
no happier woman in the kingdom.
DRUGGING WITH ALCOHOL.—The Buff
alo Express has a protest from Dr. R.
R. Gregg, of that city, against "the
too common" custom of physicians
prescribing ardent "spirits for medi
cal purposes." Of this custom, he
"I have always, since I entered up
on the practice of medicine,protested
against it as both a physical evil to
the patieut and a great moral wrong,
creating appetites which were certain
to carry many victims to a drunkard's
"To say nothing of the moral issues
at stake, I have thought, and still
think, there are the strongest possi
ble reasons to be found, boath in pa
thology and physiology, for condem
ning this practice. I have only time
now to mention one among many of
these ; but that one, it appears to
me, shows the absurdity of the posi
tion occupied by the profession upon
this subject. That reason is as fol
lows : All must know th it whisky
is almost universally prescribed in
consumption, by the great majority
of physicians of whatever school ;
yet who does not know that wounds
aud ulcers upon drunkards are far
more difficult to heal thau they are
upou those who ate temperate. Then
how can it be possible that whisky
can have or excite a healing action
upou ulcers iu such delicate tissues
as those of the lungs, especially
when all of this that is taken into
the stomach must first go to and
through the lungs before it is distri
buted over the system ? Aud how
whisky or its equivalent can have a
healing effect in convalescence from
any disease, when its direct action in
the same quantity greatly retards
the reparative processes of Nature,
surpasses my comprehension. When
seen in its true light, the whole theo
ry of benefit from such agents is too
absurd to be tolerated. And a little
reflection must satisfy all intelligent
people how difficult it will be to have
a lastiug benefit wrought by the tem
perance cause, until this root, among
others which sustain intemperance,
is reached and destroyed."
SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE OF.
—The Irish papers contain a roman
tic story, substantially as lollows :
About twelve months ago,a gentle
man who resides in the country of
Galway, dreamed that he had been
instrumental in saving the life of a
lovely and accomplished youug lady,
who would have been dashed to pieces
had it not been for his timely aid.—
The fair one was so deeply engraven
on his mind, that, when he awoke,be
ing a tolerably good artist, his first
impulse was to make a sketch of it,
which he improved from day to day,
until it was rendered as perfect as
possible. On a bitter cold night,some
months subsequently, while the drea
mer was comfortably ensconced in an
arm chair before a blazing lire, he
was started by the scream of a fe
male. In a moment his overcoat was
hurried on and he shortly arrived on
the spot whence the cries proceeded.
In a deep ditch by the side of a road,
a horse was kicking and plunging in
a fearful mauuner,attached to a jaun
ting car, which was turned upside
down. Three persons were quickly
rescued from beneath it, and convey
ed to the house, where they soon re
covered from the effects of the acci
dent. The gentleman who had saved
their lives appeared all at once struck
with one of the party, a young lady,
whom he felt certain he had seen be
fore. The dream was brought forcibly
to his recollection, and on entering
another apartment, his visitors were
more than astonished to perceive the
portrait of one of themselves suspen
ded from the wall. The mystery was
soon explained, and in two months
from that date the dreamer and the
fair young lady were married in Dub
THE human voice has nine perfect
tones, but these can be combined into 17,-
592,044,414 different sounds. A remarka
ble scientific fact which probably accounts
for the amount of discord there is in the
A GENTLEMAN, in the spring time of
life, when walking with a lady, stumbled
and fell. On his resuming his perpendicu
lar, the lady remarked, " She was sorry for
his unfortunate faux pas. " " I didn't hurt
my fore paws," said he, " I only scraped
per Annum, in Advance.
From the Toledo Blade.
The Russian Purchase—How it was
done—Mr. Nasby really the origina
tor of the Speculation.
Washington, April 14, 1867. —It's
done ! Seward did it —him and me !
The Amerkin Eagle hez coz now to
scream with redoubled energy. Ef
the Naßhnel bird wuz a angel,l sbood
remark to it, "Toon yoor harp anoo,"
but it ain't, and, therefore, such a re
kest wood be ridiculous. This rap
sody hez reference to the Rooshen
The idea originated in these mas
sive intellek. .When I wuz here afore,
the Blairs, all uv em, wuz a crowdin
the sainted Johnson for a mishun ;
Cowan wanted a urishun, and so did
Doolittle, and that day pretty much
all uv the delegates to the Cleveland
and Philadelphy Convenshuns hed bin
there wantin some kind uv a place ;
wat, they wuzu't pertikeler. Oue gen
tleman whose uose (wich trooly blos
somed ez the lobster) betokened long
service in the party, urged that he
hed bin a delegate to both Conven
shens. "Thank God 1" sed Johnson.
"Wood that them Couveushens bed
biu made up uv the same men. I
wood then hev bin bored for places
only half ez much ez I hev."
I wuz a helpin him out in my weak
way. When the crowd wantin pla
ces become too great for human en
doorance, I would say, iu a moderit
tone, "let's go out and git suthin,"
and to-wunst fully half wood exclaim,
"Thank yoo, I don't keer ef I do." It
wuz a great relief to Johnson, but
wuz pizen on me. With the most uv
em,the gittiu uv offises and free drinks
wuz about an ekal thing. The offises
they wanted wuz merely the means
to the pertikeler end, and so long ez
they wuz gittiu the latter without the
trouble uv the former, they wuz con
tent. A good constoosheu and a cop
per lined stumick carried me thro this
try in ordeal, until I came across a
Boston applicant, who, iu consekeuce
uv the perhibitory law, hed biu ful
some time ou short rasheus, and wuz
keen set. Napoleon lied then met his
Wellington, and I succumed. The
man's talent wuz wonderful.
Sekretary Seward wuz in trouble
about the Blair family, pertikerly.—
He did his level best for em. He bed
appiuted em to Collekterships and
fnrrin mishuns, but the crooel Senit,
which bed no respeck for us, took de
lite in fastcniu uv em onto us by per
petyooally rejectin em. Jest after a
long seigo by Montgomery and the
old man, I sejestid the purchis uv the
Rooshen Territory, to which not only
they could be sent, but a thousand
uv others wich we had on our hands,
and the Sekretary wuz so pleased
that he wept like a child. With a
vigger wonderful in one so old,he set
about gittin testimonials ez to the
valyoo uv the territory, to inflooence
the Senit in ratifyin the treaty he wuz
agoin to make. And he wrote to a
naval offiser about it, who answered
more promptly than I ever knowd a
naval offiser to do, ez follows :
"It's trooly a splendid country.—
The trade in the skins uv white bears
kin be, ef properly developed, made
enormous. There is seals there, and
walruses so tame that they come up
uv their own accord to be ketched.
"P. S.—lu case the purchis shood
be made, a naval stashen will be nec
essary. May I hope that my long
services on the Floridy Coast would
prove suffishent recommend ashen for
the command uv the depot ? May 11
"I hev the honor to be," &c.,
A distinguished Professor wrote :
"The climate is about the style uv
that they hev in Washington. The
Gulf Stream sweeps up the coast,
causing a decided twist in the '-'oth
ermal line, which hez the effeck uv
making it ruther sultry than other
wise. Anywheres for six hundred
miles back uv the coast strawberries
grow in the open air. I recommend
strongly the purchi6.
"P. S.—lncase the purchis is made,
a explorin expedisheu will be neces
sary. May I hope that my scientiffik
attainments are suffishently well
known to yoo to recommend me as a
proper person to head the expedish
en ? May I ?
"1 hev the honor to be," et settry.
The President wuzn't favorably in
clined. He wuz full uv the old fogy
idea that it wuz rather chilley there
than otherwise. He hedn't faith in
the isothermal line,and wuz skeptical
about the Gulf stream. It wuz his
experience that the further North yoo
got the colder it wuz. For instance,
he rexnarkt.tliat while the people wuz
warm toward him in Virginny and
Maryland, last fall, they became very
cold as he got North ! Where wuz
the isothermal line and the gulf stream
Randall, who will hev his joke, re
markt that the isothermal line twis
ted. He notist that the people made
it ez hot for em ez he wantid it ez far
North ez Clevelaud,to which Seketary
Welles replied, that it only confirmed
him in the opinion that,for platin ves
sels uv war, iron wnz preferable to
pine plank any time.
Seward removed the President's
objection to wunst. He read his let
ters which set forth the beauties.—
Here wuz whales, and walruses, and
seals, and white bears, and pine ap
ples, and wheat, and sea lions, and
fields uv ice the year round, in a cli
mate as mild and equable ez the mer
idan uv Washington. The isothermal
line wuz more accomodatin there than
in any other part uv the world. It
cork screwed through the territory so
ez to grow line peaches for exporta
tion to the States and ice to the Sand
wich Islands, side by side. He drawd
a picture of the white bear a rushin
over the line and disportin hisself in
fields uv green peas. Imagine, he
remarked, the delicacy uv polar bear
meat fattened on strawberries—think
UY the condishn the sea lions must be
in wich leave their watry lairß to feed
on turnips which grow above the GOth
parallel —think uv—
"lt won't do," sed the President.
"Think uv," retorted the Sekretary
with a quicknis uv intelleck remark
able "Think uv gittiu rid uv tin-
"Will the Abilishu Senit ratify the
treaty ?" askt Johnson eagerly.
"I converst with many on the sub-
I jick, and they sed ef we cood promise
that the Blairs wood accept posishens
there, they wood do it cheerfully.—
For sich a purpose, sed one uv them
to me, $7,000,000 is a mere bagt<-lle."
" I'll do it," sed Johnson. "1 agr< <1
with the Senators for once. Bather
than hev it fail I'd pay it out uv Mrs.
Cobb's share uv our jint speculations.
Freedom from the Blair family ! Good
Hevings ! kin one man be so blest?—
Is ther sich in store for me ? $7,000,-
000 1 Pish !"
My opinyun bein askt, I giv it. Ez
hefty ez the vencher is from a com
mershal stan-pint, in a politikle pint
uv view the advantage will be still
heftier. The Rooshu territory will
fiually be the choseu home uv the
Dimocrisy. Ther is a populasheu
ther already adapted to us, who kin
be mauipulatid without trouble, and
the climate is favorable to a strickly
Democratic popalashen. The trouble
with us here is, the amount uv lik
ker necessary to the mauufactur uv
a Democrat kills him before he hez
an opportoonity to vote many times,
wich keeps us in a perpetooal minor
ity. Our strength is, for climatic
reasons, our weakuis. Far different
is it in Roosha. Ther the happy
native may drink his quart per day
—the bracin atmosphere makiu it ab
slootly necessary for him. Ther is
the troo Dimocratic paradise. How
offen hev I sighed for sich a country.
Then, agin, ther are posishens uv
profit. The delegates to Congriss
will, ef I hev figured it ritely, draw
about $15,000 per session mileage,
wich is $30,000 a year, $OO,OOO per
term. He cood afford to serve with
out the paltry $7,000, wich wood be
cheap legislation indeed.
And so it was agreed upon, and
the treaty wuz made by telegraph at
an expense uv—l forgit eggsackly—
but I think it wuz somewher in tin
neighborhood uv $20,000. Before it
wuz finally conclooded, some other
incidentals wuz included by the Zar,
wich run the price up to $10,230,000,
but that wuz no thin for us. Seward
went at his work with great energy.
The purchis wuz divided up into six
territories—(for the number uv dele
gates to our convenshuu wuz large
and they all bed to be provided for,)
wich wuz named respectively, John
sou, Seward, Cowau, Dolittle, Ran
dall, and Welles. For the oue in the
extreme North,the furtberst off, Frank
Blair wuz appiuted Governor; for
the next Montgomery, and the next,
the old man, and the other three wuz
hold in reserve for the pure butMin
fortunate patriots wich might be
hereafter rejected for the Austrian
mission. A list wuz prokoored uv
the delegates to our various couven
shuus and them ez bed bin martyred
by the Senit, ther names wuz put in
to a wheel ez at gift enterprizes, and
the Judgeships, Marshalships, Clerk
ships, et settry, wuz drawed by lot.
This ijee wuz sejested by Postmaster
General Randall, ez bciu the easiest
way uv doin it. He statid that the
appiutments from his department lied
alluz biu in this manner, ez it saved
time in eggsaminin petitions, cirtifi
kets, testimonials and sich. In this
way about ez near ez 1 kin estimate,
two per cent .uv those claimiu posish
eus at our hands hev bin provided
The idea is capable nv unlimited
extension. The administration, feel
in the relief it hez experienced, are
already negotiatin for the British
Provinces. This territory kin, by
makin uv them a little smaller, be di
vided up into, say fort}, wich, by
makin a few more offises for each,
and bein liberal uv explorin expedi
tions and sicb, will be sufficient to
give places to all who really have
claims upon us and who are pushin
The President breathes easier, and
the Sekretary is placid ez a summer
mornin. He hes cut the Gordian
knot; he hez releeved hisself uv the
boa constrikter wich wuz erushin him
in its folds. Happiness prevades the
PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M.
(Wich is Postmaster} and likewise Profess, >1
uv Biblikle Politicks in the Southern Cla
sikle and Military Institoot.
AN editor at a dinner table being
asked if he would take some pudding, re
plied, in a fit of abstraction, •' Owing to
the crowd of other matter, we are unable
to find room for it.''
A LAZY fellow lying down on the
grass said, " Oh how I wish this was called
work, and well paid for."
A NEW England paper, quoting
Drjrden's line—" None but the brave de -
serve the fair," says, "No, and none but
the brave can live with some of them."
A WOMAN in St. Louis advertises
for a girl who "knows a llap-jack from a
boot-jack," and who will not "wash litr
feet in the dish-tub instead of the wash
A MAN with a turn for mathemat
ics, has figured up the weight of snow
which fell in our three heaviest snow
storms this winter. The result is, 3,510,-
THE man who couldn't stand it any
longer, has taken a seat, and now feels
A LITERARY man, on retiring into
private life, said his connection with the
press had thawed and resolved into udr
IT has been asked, " When tain
falls does it ever get up again r' Of course
it does, in dew time.
EDGARDO EGREMONT, the dark-eyed
demoniac lover, who carried oil' the fair
and fond Felicia Fitz Follausbee, while the
livid lightning, etc.. ud lib.
HENRY WARD BEECHER say* that to
love ho must have something to put Iris
arms around. Quadrat thinks that is cer
tainly a pleasant way of loving.
A BOARDER at one of our city board
ing houses on being asked how they lived
there, replied that the hash was rather
doubtful, but the beef was "bully." Ilio
dubious indorsement failed to attract a new
OUR most intimate friend is not LM
to whom we show the worst but tbe bestot
MOST persons perform the greater
part of the voyage of life before taking in
their ballast; hence so many shipwrecks.
THE fact of next year being a
" leap year " has added $13,000 to the esti
mates for the British army. That is one
day's pay for the forces.
REV. J. J- West, of Winchelsea,
England, has refused to read the burial ser
vice over the body of a man who was w "sh
ed up at sea, because "he did not know
whether he had been baptized!"