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1:10114 INTARIABLY CAM. 1
*MESS CAWS. ,
• 31. TINGLEY, Licensed Atio
-1 ; • tinner,Bomo, Pa. All calls prozaptly Attend-
jT !BLACK, General Fire, " f ife;
re and Acridenlal hurl/ranee Agent. Offic*ttJ.
p,r.;wn's Wyalneltig. Pa. - inn2,lo-43m
w.WALLAGE, , REELER,
- r ,cE,. SIGN AND FRESCO "PAINTER,
& VINCENT, INSURANCE
A,FsTs.--Ofnee fortnerly occupied by Mercer
(WO door...el:web of Ward Houle.
w. d. ereczwr:
r.. cAmp. 'inayl.o27o
p_ FOWLER, REAL ESTATE
PFAI.EII. jilo W e tshincton Strrset,
i,,,. n I",:iSallt , and Wells Strisfts, Chicago, Minot&
i',tat , • purelos.d and sold. Investmenta mita".
lt,r.ey Loaned. 3ra,,T
erTTIF.'d AND MENG in all fashionable
..hpri notice. ROOMS in Mereur's New
Mai,t.,jorcr Porter .k.R.jrhy's Drug Store
MRS. H. E. 47FAR
T Pn..l 13. 1870.
JTAIR, .ORE:. OF ALL, KINDS,
i ns SINTTC'EIkS. CURLS, 1311.AIDS ‘ FUZZ
es, rralo in the best retanntT and latest style!,
w4:-,1-11..r.5b Barber Shop. Terms reasonable.
wanlia , . Dec. 1, 15f9.
VITAGIS E. POST, *PAThrI'ER,
I Ma '11 , 13. Pa., wltli trn yk.rs experienno.,ll4rok
! nt b, , ,1T1 givrAli c A bet . Ptistartion in Planting,
l , ".•!1:11', St:.fningC.: ~ .inn. Paprring, ke.
I , ,vst , r 114 r 1,11 vn l 'on , ai<l to jobbing in thp l
, , npril ',), 'GE,. 1..
701/1-\ ETE, L CES 3.1,1
• ) pdya particular attention to
!)-; Ttu.zirs. WagonF. Sleiglig, Ac. Tir6 set and
phort nvticc. Work and charges
gatisfact,ry. p 12.15.0.
1 . 1 OS - PENNYTACKP,R, HAS
. : 1 a. .pii e , : , ,,a11i, , 1ikl hintselLin the TAILORING
I,i ..FsEp , .. s:hoi; ever Reektrellla Store. Work of
.c ,t,.... r i t t psTolone in the latest styles. ...,
T• , ,iiitioia, Aptil 21. II7Q.—U
- 1 -
- FP kYSITLL
rn.l , ri,kned would Trapectfully announce to
that i s he herra constantly on hand Woolen
Flannels, Yarns, and all kinds at
and retail. lIAIGII fi BROADLEY,
~ 0 11 YES! OH YES !- , -4UCTION !
A. MOE. Aitxiascriztuclion.rr
):11 riilin promptly atte - nded to and patistaction
_Call or address, A. It. Mott, lloaroeton,
'4l etainty: Pa. • - cat.26. 69.
IFFOIllY • S NATIONAL PAIN
Kiper and - Life Gil, are the Great Family.
that find a welcome in every home as a
n• 1411 Ponnetiy for more of the common ills of
111 , 1aty other - medicine in the market. Sold
b. .I.•d , rs in inedieme generally - . Manufactured
Chicago, 111., and 143 Main Ft.,
iii :N ET.I.SVIT.LE X. - Marchlo, '7O-5*
- • , -
IN.: C'PA tr CE AG2iTC.Y
( , (()D - 'I I EIIPLAIIS 3.1 - UTIT
1 11 - I:^neot ASFociatcon. '
)! : , ,t.t':,!ip re 4 to tat , e ure atileatb $2,000 • $lO 00
,A , : nal.l,:o•Kstoent 2 00
".', r: :ary AK -
,esgruent, age from 'is to 55 lin
0 t 0.45 1 r,n
~ " - 46 to 00 ' 210
, - G. F. JONES, Wyalnsing, Pa.
, I. 11. ral.A7,ent for Bradf.ird evilly. Local Agents
911-1 - E CONTINENTAL LIFE IN
,lirtmeiz company of Hartford, Conn, Pay
ee ~ t; Mad application for insurance to be made at
S•MEN's °lace, Main at.. Towanda.
It - LA.c.sm - ruriacq- !
r I 14 , 111 ' .! completed my new brickshop. near: my
r—,l,nee on :Mtn-street. lam new prepared to do
saes in all its btanches. .Pariteulay attention paid
, Hill Irons add edge tools. '' Haring spent many
• in thin &immunity, in Ulla business. I trig
be, 4 a suffleont guarantee of my reeel‘ing a /ibex.-
' ILintonnt of the pnblie patronage. •
HENRY Essrs - wm, - E.
Tqlkanda, Nov. 3, lsCX—tf
T)A T E N IT'S!' ~
J. N. DF.T.TF-It ' Siiiiel7o7"- , P,V ), :tien fs, -
73 .8R0.134 STREET. WAVERLY, N. Y. .
.., • ~ p ares. drawings. speeifiCations and'all
7. -.,...1 in inaking and properly conducting lAppq
; r . 1:,: fttr PATEN 22: in the Cliirrk.n STATEN and Fon.
1 . I . ,,I.:NTJIIEii. No cliwahis IN rNSCiIet.....I'CL
1 . +,u NO Arronicm'A FEE TO 1 , ...y UNTIL I I .I.TENT
t- ~,rriNF.R. / .
.1- Irr. Isrlil-if
x . y.14) - .N BnoTiliol,
- P-p. a;^re in
\voory, - HIDES, PELTS, CALF
• I , i d,r•rt ca•li i, tisid ai all times
I“.v.prs. I 7:70
('AV. STEVENS, COtNTY'SUR-.
,• , c.,,,: r t.-Ncn - .y.eatc..-d , c , .., Pa. Thank
-; toploycryfor tirtgt ,patrortatT. would
tuf..rui thy c,itizr•na. ltriultord; County
Y ' r.tly work' inhi,thne of busi
••• .4. bo (t.trirtua to him. Thoel. ha•ilug
p" .t• tr,otlit N l / 4 ::, , 11 to have their propprty
• ,tra.-ye.l anowititt tliftnutelres . to
I ! n.4. , blaorot. All work*rarrant
,.• s•s far a, nil! natut4 or . the ..a.e will
'unpat , lll , l,!atla . uttt•rtkit,i ‘ l % a, - , SNMI
- • -s
. o.• .
TH E UNI)EIISIOXED 1-# . A.V E.
Panl:mt: ? it) Towanila, wider the
t.l• •.: b.. Y. 31.1S 1 !:i
e prepared to draw" fltills of ENcbangp, and
n ~l'as•ttns in Neu' VOrk. Philadelphia. and all
I - 1 • ' , the rlttt. , l States, as also England, Grit
t.,••• alt , l France, r loantioney, receive deposits,
..I'. 1 , . a r.neral liauktng business_
F. Mr ,,- •n. was on- if the late firm ,of 7..ap0rt0,-;
X.T.. 4 0f Towanda, andhis kno‘lhslgo of
no'n of Bradford an,taaljoinirn.fcattnties
!.it to the bankitng lotstiniooi Gar alxmt
tallat his 11,/11.1a lleStrahlrinlil thrOngh
t• , make oo'h.:.;•ti • 1f.1.50N.
..-'o •l.•. • *sq. 1. , •A. IitASON!
- 111XA . D.FORD
IL. RFkL .EWATE
Fai7ns, Mill Properties, City and Town
. . . ..... -
• -i''. • I.:iv:ri;.; pr , -pi-rty for Fair utll find it to thetr
:. '..:.,iiiiir.• be leaving a ili - ..erilitaili. Of the tattle. with
,- .i. of Pale at this agi-qicy, as parties are mitintattly
i - e:. 1,1. , ng f..ir fahus, &Q. - K. 11. liclir.i.V.N.
e ‘ , ' 'Zeal E.tata ',./;gt•tat.
. • II i- oa-r Niar.lll . :l 11atiki Towanda, I.`s.
• ' ~.. :1 , . 1.4.;7. . e
V E)\' F I 1
l',"doolos.lND LOW PlailES
AT, NI: Ni.ol.tON. PA
TRACY HOLLON, • -;
1:, th,:org In (lrueeries and Protlahms. Drugs
K,ro Ie Oil, lamps, Chimneys.
• l' :Stuffs, Paints,lll4"am - 330i, yarkkee . lio.
••,.,. Ciwars-,and Snuff. Pure. Wince and
' L •4 loo,t quality: Jnr rec4l!elnal nurposes
• .111G6t.,1,4 t.ol•l'at the ye y lowed priers. Pre;
,an fully compounded at all hours_ ut, the
Give us a call. f
Tpaeri - & LIOLLON.
pa.. Juue 2(. 1240-Iy.
CHEAP PASSAGE FROM ORX,9
IRELAND OR ENGLAND
,();“!< l C0..1.. VINE Or PTY-L11 , 911114 EiIOYI OIL, TO
grEES , T.AVN. On LIVERS...9i..
Mark star Lin*" of Lir-
Packet, , , raitinc evory
I.qts of Packets from or to 'London,
•.,du:l ttt - wo a nadnilt.
l:••nuttaunes to England) Iratatid andiSratlauvl pay.
able on demand.
F.tr further partichlars, apply to Williamalr..Clulon,
Bnyadway : New York. or
G. F. MASON t N. Banker*.
±OOD MOLISSP‘ 'FOR .so
1 l_A centapell gallan ht nn. mEnctiirs.
S. w.ApLVIDEJEIoi rabligher.
TA.isim MOOD,' know .Er AND
Corsaamtos ♦T LAW, TORSI:Ida, IN.
WINL FOYLE, ATTORNEY AT
L.NW, Towanda. Ps.. Once with ENO=
SEOth, south side Nercar's Bieck. April 11. TO
aE(iRGE D. MONTAisTYE, AT
VI roan=s AT Law. Ofide-..0N11r of Mein and
Pine Streets, opposite Porter's Drug Elton,.
W KFTILY, DENTIST.- OF
. v • Boa over WIWI= I Black's. Towanda. P.
May 24, '7O. •
DR. H. WESTON, DENTIST.-
Office in Patton'. Nock, over Gore's 'Drag and
Chemical Store. ' " Jan I.'aB.
-1.40 ATTORNEY AT LAW, TOWANDA.
South side of Idextur's New Block, up stairs.
April 21, 10,;-af.
B. ' MoKEAN, ATTORisTEY
tannorriana sr Law, Tows:A.l'6Pa. Par.
Ocular attention paid to business in the Orphans'
ANTI M CARNQUIAN,
. tar or Lair (Dialect Attorney for Bra&
ford Conntyl, Troy. Pa. Ccdlectloaa made and prompt
ly remitted. Apt) Iti.
T.lz D. C. DElvrrr, Attorneys-at-
Me tam, Towanda. Pa., having far7ooo c O- Par 7 "
nership, tender their, profeesienal services to the
pnbite Special attention glrep to EVERY DEPART.
KENT of the business, at the county teat or else.
where. JACOB DrATET.
D. CuNToN DiWITT. •
+ TOWANDA. Ps., Dec. 12, 1870.
JJOHN N. CA_LIM ATTORNEY AT LAW, Towanda, 1 3 1. Partfedar attention gif.
en to Orphans' Court business, ConTeyaacing and
Collections. sr. Office in Wood's new block. south •
of the Fife. National Bank, up stairs.
Feb. 1, 11171.
H. WARNER, Physidian and
C• Surgeon, LeMaysville, Bradford Co., Pa. An
calla promptly attended to. Office first door south
of LeßaysTtlle House. .. .
Sept. 15. 1810.-:Yr ' ' .
U. BEACH, M. D., Physician
1.4• and Surgeon. Towanda. Ya. articalar Mien
tioti,indd to all Chronic Illnesses. and Blames .sf
Females. Office at his residence on Weston street,
east of D'Al Overton's. n0i,11,69.
-. - -
cyvrora.N - d,. iISBREE,
AT LAW, TOWILIUM Pa., having Entered
into copartnership, offer - their professional services
to the public. Special attention given to business
In the Orphan's and llegistor's.Courts. apll4lo
E. OyEETOE, EEL • • ' N. C. ICLAIIIII6Z.
MERCER, A-, DAWES,: ATTOR-
Mg AT LAW, Towanda, PS. Ttle undersigned
hactng associated themselves together in the practice
of Lew, offer their professional . sercieSs to the public.
ULYSSES htEIICIIEt. 1y.7 T. • DAVIES.
March 9. ..•••
I'AT A. & B. 31. PECK'S LAW
fain street,' opposite the Court HOWle, To"vatids,7l.
B EN. :11.0'0DY," - 11.D., •
PgYSICIAN 813 , 4GE0N;
Curil , rs his prorelmlonal services to the pshple cif Wy
alusing and vicinity. Mika and residence at A. J
I.loyd'a, Church street. Ang.lo,'7o
TORN W. MIX., ATTORNEY AT
• LAIR, Towanda, Bradford tki., Pa
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT.
Particular attention paid to Collections and Orphans`
Court business. Office—Mercer's New Block, north
able Public Square: apr. 1, '59. .
R. DUSENBERRY, vainl • an .
nounce that in . comphinre with the regnest o
his numerous friends, he is now prepared to admin
icier liitrrus Oxide. or Laughing Gas, for the pain
lees extraction of teeth.
Leltayaville. May 3, 1870,—1y
A A. KEENEY, COUNTY
• PERINTENDENT. Towanda. Pa. (Mee with
B. M. twit. second door below the Ward House.
Will be at theOftlet, the - last Saturny of each month
ml at all other times when net called way on busi
ness connected with the Superitcrelency.'All letteis
should hereafter be addressed as atoocg. dec.1.70
DOCTOR 0. LEWIS, A GRAM
atee of the College of -Phyaicians a.nd Burgeons,"
New Tort city, Class 184114:0 yea exclusive attention
to the practice of hie profemilon. OAce and
11 read act
on the eastern elope of Ctre - ell 111, adjoining -Hen
Howe's. • jan 14, 'CO.-,
DR. D. D.,SMITH, Dentist, has
purchased G. H. Wood's. property. between
Itercur's Block‘and the Elwell House. where by has
located his office. Teeth extracted withcmt pay( by
use of pas. Towanda, Oct. 20,1870.—yr.
/1 1 REENWOOD COTTAGE.—This
VI well-known house, harnii recently been refit
ted nnd supplied with new furniture, will be found a
pleaßant retreat for pleasure seekers. Board by the
!wevk or month on reasonable terms. •
E.:W. NEAL, Prop'r. •
... - --Elreenwoo;2l. April 20, 1670.—tf
MTARD HOUSE, TOWAA, PA.
On Slain - Street, near tht Cant Flow. ' •
1 C. T. MlTll.Traprietor.
EIITERINCE HOTEL !--Sitttn,-
Wd on the-north-weat corner of Main and Elizl
brth oppootte Bryanta Carriage Factory.
...auryme„n and others attending court Will raped-.
ally find it to their advantage to patronize the Tem
perance Hotel. S. M. BROWN, Propr.
Towanda. Jan. 12, 114711,-9y.
E.NRY PEET, ATTORNEY AT
LAW. Towanda. P.. Juno 27, 16.
tkl. 8, 11468.
IN CONNECTION WITIITICE BASEPS,
Near the Court House.
We, are prepared to feed the hungry at all times of
the day and evening. Oysters add' Ice Cieam in
March 30, /870, • It 7. SCOTT & CO.
.LWFT.T, HOUSE, TOWANDA,
. . _
Join C. - WILSON -
llaving leased this House's novr ready . to,accomnio
date the travelling public. Nopains nor expense will
he spared to give satisfaction tw those -who may give
him a call.
- - -
North side of the public square, east of Iler
cur's new block.
lI3MERFIELD CREEK HO-
Having purchased and thoroughly refitted this old
Lid well-known qtawl. formerly kept by Sheriff Grit.
tie: at the moutti`of livinimerfleld Creek. iesdy to
Orr good aceorcimodatlone and eatlafactory treatment
ti all who may favor him with a call.
Dec. V. scot—tf.
AL EA:N§ HOUSE, TOWANDA,
COO. M 4i'S AND nr.pci sumers.
1 .-I--- - ' ----
The Horseti, l ffirness. &c of-411 gi.ests of this
tntiPe, insured . agalinst lots by Fiie, without any.ez
tra clooge.. I . ....
.A superior qual!ty of Old Eonlish Bass Ale. jidF4
rereilied. , . T. R. JORDAN.
Ty,sy . antla. Jan-, 24.11.. 'Proprietor.
A 3ERT.CAN HOTEL:,
BRIDGE STREET, TOWANDA.. PA
H. G. COFF. Propri4nr.
This Hotel haring been leased by the imbeeriber,
lias been repainted, papered. and refurnished
throughout, with new Furniture. Bedding. ke. Yls
Tabb! will be supplied with the best the Disraet af
fords, and the Bar with choicest brands otLiqUers.
Ttib. house now offer/lA.lle comforts of a home at
multi:aye eate•ra. Juryniela and others attending
coUifovill find this house a cheap - and comfortable
place Co atop. Good stabling attached. aug,10."70
NEW PLANI N G MTT,T r it
31ATCHING, iItzSAWING, MOULD GS;
At Ow old stand of 11. B. Ingham's Wodlen: s ractory
. CAMITOWN. RENICA
A BEAN] SIX ROLL PLAN.NG AND MATCHING
) ACUI E
InAirge of an experienced Sdochanic and builder
tlii , Tubliintaay expect a
43 4 500.1011 EVERY TIME.
- Frel6therivent enlargement of this water power.
work can be done at all season■ of the year and soon
as emit in. In connection with the saw-mill we,are
able to fusitish bills of sawed lumber to erder.
Camptrrn, May 2R, 1870,-1y
NOTICE TO CARPENTERS I
The undersigned have made arrangstniai to *-
sure Oagponter7s CHESTS OF TOOLS. covering
than wirearvr.s THEY *ay as. An deliring such
insurance are respectfully invited to give us a'
DRTED FRUIT OF ALL KINDS
_ , COWELL & WY ER.
00 TONS BEs'r CAUGA
0 Ground Plaster, for tale at Rockwell's YU*
Mriiroetaa. feb.B'7l W. £ WOCEWLLI..
Well, yes! Somber seren's gone up, air—
She's the one that they brought in last night,
With both of her eyes in mourning
And her cheek cut up in a fight.
They put her down "drunk mid disorderly ;
maybe she was = l don't knew—
But these thin little hands o' hers, air,
In a row wouldn't make much show.
She was still for quite_ a good while, sir,
When they'd put: her into the coll;
And's' I looked in through the grating,-
41 first I couldti't j4t Utz— •
As she lay on that beinch in the corner,
In a limp, douhlod.4 sort o' way,
With her hair all streaming around
But what she had fainted away.- .
But after a while—tow : Sidi Mori:Sot'
She began for to mutter and naan,--,
1.11 just toll you what, it ain'tplcasant-
To be pacing this beat alone, -
When. there's Iwo or three - yilent cases
A raving and cursing away,— '-
Not that this one did any cursing,
No, sir I eke seemed, more times, to pray.
She said—for I couldn't help heaiing,
Each time I'd be pasaing the door,
Some words,—"O Jimmy! my darlint,
Don't strike me again, any more!
Don't kick me, your poor little Mary! .
• Your wife _that is lovin' ye so!
For the sake of the little dead
They're watchin' fromMeaven„l know!"
nett, sudden, her Voice would grow fiercer,
"And what are ye's wantin', now?
Shure it wasn't himself, at all, sirs,
It's me that made all the rowl
Drunk? No, but a hurt in my side, sirs,
No—not -'twasn't him,—it was I,—
I slipped on a peelin' an' struck me.
(Blessed Virgin!. forgive me the lie!)
"The station!, 0 roister, have pity!
See the little one there on the bed! -
What! _one of us must—he or I, sirs? ,
Well, thin, ye can take me i instead.
It's 'wake from the facer he is, sirs,
Twould kill him, a night on the stone ;
Don't touch me! I'll walk.—Hiss your Inamtnie I
Howly mother! To die here alone! . •
"0, the pain in my sides growin' stronger!
'Twal a cruel, bad blow! Whist! Be still!
It wasn't himself; Would you have him
Arristed for thryid to kill? '
It's cowld—bitter cowld, in this place here,
Thank God that it'ime in' not hint!
O tho pain Thin it's dyin I am, share!
'God tako care of the baby—arid Jim r
It was just after that I went in, sir,
She had dropped from the bench to the floor
On her knees; and I saw all was over
The moment I opeficil the door. -
Dead ? Yes—and thank rfod ! For I tell yen
When I think of that drmikembritte
I know that God loved her, in takl•ng .
The life she gave freely to him f '
ALLEGED OrTEAGES HQ THE SOUTH-RE
POUTS OF THE SATE COMM A
THE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH CABO
Senator Scott recently made a re
port from the select committee to in
vestigate the alleged outrages in the
Southern States. After quoting the
resolution under which they were ap
pointed; and the documents referred
to them, they say: .
From the tenor of the documents
referred to the committee;" and the
language of the resolution under
which it was appicinted, it will be
seen that the purpose of raising it
Was to ascertain by investigation:
First. Whether crimes of the char
acter alleged to have been committed
by organized bands are of a political
character ? •
Second. Whether persons ;and
property are seCure in the Southern
The language of the r ‘ esulution au
thorizing the appointment of, a com
mittee embraces all the Southern
States. North Carolina having been
made the subject of a special commu
nication from the President, the com 7
mittee at once entered upon in
vestigation Off.he.oonclition of ILffaiis
in that State. '
Of the fifty-two witnesses exardiu
ed it will be feund that twenty-nine
are members of tire. `Republican_ or
Radical party, and twenty-one mem
bers of the Democratic or Conserva
tive party. ,
In the twenty-one ranked as mem
bers of the Democratic or Conserva-'
Live party are six members of the.Ku
-klux Klan, four of whom were 61:1111=
moned because of the , belief from va
rious developments that they could
and - would reveal the existence and
Objects of the organization. The other
er two members were summoned - at
the instance of the minority of the
committee, .to show their ill treat
ment while prisoners in custody. of
State militia, andkipon their exami
nation acknowledged that they were
members of the order.
We first direct attention to the evi
dence'showing'the existence in the
State of secretly organized. bodies of
a political character ; and as the ex
istence and operations of whatis now
termed the Kuklux Klan.are excused;
by those who do excuse them, on the
ground of the prior existence of oth
er secret political organizations,' we
refer to all that have been mentioned
as having any bearing upon the ques
tion since the close lof the rebellion.
* • *
Having thus spoken of the secret
political societies, the other branch
of the question is to be answered—.
What crimes and outrages have been
committed by them.? Nothing is al
leged against the." Heroes of Ameri
ca," or "Red-string " order, except
treason against the Southern Confed
eracy. Although the intrusion of
members of the'" Grand Army of the
Republic " into the " White Brother
hood " is guarded against, there is no
evidence Ao show that • the organiza
tion of the " Grand,iArm7 of the Re-°
public " exists or has existed in the
State of North Carolina; nor does
any evidence appear that it is a po
litical organization, nor has any oth
er coMplaint appeared against it than
its alleged interference with the rights
of the South or of the States which
may be inferred from the terms of the
oath of the " White Brotherhood."
The offenses charged against the
Kahn, and we use the term to cov
er the three associations--The White
Brotherhood, The Constitutional Un
ion Guards and the'lnvisible Empire,
ANNIZ L. EVTU.
TOTANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.; ,MARCH 23,1871.
whofit) prypoi,ei, and modes of opera
tion are shown to have been the same,
and r eoneesled under - this name are
gliotatiens are then made from the
message of the President, recounting
numerous,cases in Bernal counties of
whipping; shootinr-nnd threats of
'violence,.'-ospeCially the -mar* of
The cominitteeContinues: With
this testimony, and the terms of this
'oath before him,
k o reasonable man
Cim doubt that : thstirairpoieti. of 'this
,ofganization was' politidal, and any
attempts on the part of the witness
es-to.give it the tharacter`of a league
simply . for*otection of persons and
property can be. viewed only as 41n
additional evidencirof the extent to
which its demoralizing, effeetAnd in
fluence have been canied, or of their
ignorance of its real clutractr... It is
to be noticed that, after enjia * se
-Cresyithe first requisite to mem
ship is that the novitiate is not a
member of the "Red String order,"
or of the "Heroes of America," or of
the *Union League or the Grand Army
of the Republic. * -• * ' *
' In the light of this requirement it
isnot at all singular tluit the revela
tion should be madethet the mri
ty of its trtemberahad been sol diers
in the Rebel army. The next asser
tion, guarding against any other,..&l
- organization similar tke..those
named, is..that they, the' Heroes of
America, the Union League and the
Grand . Army of the Republic, have
the aim and intention to destroy the
rights of the South, or of the States,
or of the people, or to elevate the ne
gro to a political equality with the
white man. Asserting this, the man
initiatedle*sworrr that he is opposed
to all such principles. As if this were
not enough, the obligation is made
express that no 'member of these , or
ganizatiohl er tiny one holding radi
cal views or opinions shall be allowed
to be initiated. The farther obliga
tion is to oppose all radicals and no
groes‘in their political designs. ,
It is not necessary to pursue the
argument further, nor for cite from
the evidence to show that an organi
zation; itself secret, which, by the
terms - of its. oath; excludes members
of one political party, and members
of secret societies, whose ,objects Were
to protect and preserve *the .Govern
ment of the United Statee, is of a po
litical character. 'What is 'that po
litiGal:'elnaracter ? The testimony is
uniform that none but !ambers of
the Deihocratic-or Conservative par
ty .in the State I.if North Carolina
'oined it. '. * 7 *. * *
It has been impossible to gather
from the instances scattered through
out the testimony an entirely accu
rate list of the outrages . that have
Starting with the cases in Lincoln
county, the following are specifically
referred to as having occurred in oth
er counties :—The committee give
the names of ninety blacks and forty-
four whites in the counties of Liu.
coin, Ahunance, 'Catawba, 'Craven,
Rockingham, Rutherford, Wake and
other: counties, nearly all of whom
were whipped, the remainder . shot,
robbed, hung or driafrom their
homes. Beside thes w cific cases
of outrage, the testimony refers in
general terms to others committed in
Moore, Chatham prison, Buncombe,
Surry, Yadkin, Davis, Stokes, Itobe
-son Sampson, Duplin, Lenoir and
Gaston counties. , .
This list of crimes suggests the
'question -Whether they were commit
ted by members of the'Kuklux orga
nixation, and by its direction, or with
its'countenance. The, testimony - al ,
ready , quoted and referred tom' shows
that in many instances the ,murders
and whippings of Men Were expressly
'toted upon in ;Their meetings and
executed by'their members.
The testimony quoted, almost with
out exception, establishes' that the
ontnwes perpetrated by these bands
in disguise were inflicted upon mem ,
hers of the Republican party, both
white and colored. ,
Iu some instances . the faCt that
they Were of that party was giN'en. as
the reason for .Cho punishment; in
others alleged crime befog the pre
text., while in some such acts as keep
a Sunday school for colored chil
dren 'given as a sufficient reason. In
one instance three, negroes assumed
disguise of:the Ku Klux to cover
their crimes, but they were detected,
convicted, and are now in the peni
tentiary. Some of the witnesses also
say they ha've no doubt the - disguise
was assumed in other cases by bad
men, who ;were not Ku Kiw i
The 'second inquiry, " Whether
:)erson and property aro secure in
:be State ?" rs-considered in, two as
First. Has themivil law adequate
ly protected those wronged and pun ;
fished those guilty of these crimes ?
Second.- To what extent does this
organization' still exist and commit
acts - iir - violene; , ?
On the . 11th of April, 1869, an act
was approved making the act of go
ing masked, disguised or paintel, a
felony. It was intended to punish
the slays of cases enumerated. ' ,
With the flict clearly appearing
that the only conviction of men alleg
ed to be Ku Klux was that of three
negroes who sought to, screen them
selves by -assumingdisguise to cover
their depredations upon other•,ne
groes, in Alamance county, mom r
sons, and some of those whose esti
molly is quoted,'have stet that
they, belive person and property are
as secure tuner the lairs of North
carolins,as under those of Massa
chusetts or Pennsylvania: With the
exception of the outrages committed
by e secret armed bands of Ku
the. statement ii true.
, o wkirit r extent that opinion is
sustained as to these offences, when
it is shown that over one hundred
crimes, 'ranging from mUider to-petty
larceny, have been committed by- the
members of-an organization made up
of adherents of one political party,
and that in no one instance has there
been conviction or punish&ent, Must
be left to the reader of the testimony
' herewith submitted. Under this
state Of facts-it is idle to say that . in
the put the victims of violence have
Ibeen protected'or public safety se ;
cured by the vindication of • the law
and the punishment of the guilty.
IMAIDLIE11•01 DENUMU37OI mai 4.IIT.ViAiTEL
In answer to the question, "How
is it now ?" the action of Governor
Holden, in placing certain counties
under military law and the conduct
of his 'militia is reviewed. \\ The. fact
that many of the perscins, arrested
admitted that they were members of
that organizati o n, and that/it -was by
such witnesses the worst cruelties
charged against fhe - militia were
proved, is alluded to.
In explanation of the adverse ma
jority against' the Goiernor in the
Lbgialature, which compassed his
impeachment, the committee say
-The feeling that would be aroused
against the Governor in a fraternity
bound together by such oaths„. and
by the terrors of the common peril
in which they stood for • the multi
tude of crimes they ha've committed,
„would naturally be intense. The ef- -
feet of these outrages upon colored
voters was ,to keep many of them
from the election. This, coupled
with the introduction of an issue
arising out of the prodigal and- un
justifiable use by the railroad presi
dents of the bonds' issued on'. the
credit,of the States for? public im
provements, resulted in the defeat of
the party friends of Governor Hol
den at thenlection. * * * *
The law Authorizing the Governor
to declare f counties in insurrection
has been repealed,, l ,and one Witness
states that the act making it s penal
'offense to go disguised has also been
repealed. With ° what -feelings and
spprehensions the class of persons
who have heretofore been the victims
'of the lawless outages in Alamance
county look to these proceedings will
be better understood - by -giving the,
Words of a citizen of that county
than from' any impressions of the
committee. He says :
' Question.—To what did you attri
bute theeessation of these outrages?
Answer.-- , Well, I attribute •it to
this—just simply waiting for an op-'
portunity; the, feeling there against
lo -al men has not abated.
Q.Upon. what do you base that
statement? , \ •
A.—Upon staloments,made by par
ties who say that — i-lien'eettain things
have transpired then the) , will bring
certain men to account. •
A.—=Whenever Lthq have.iinpeach
ed the Governor of. the State' and
have convicted him and turned 'him
out of (Alice, and also the judiciary of
the' State, as they propose to do,
Mai they' will take charge of" the
Men in my county.
Q.—Does that refer to the im
peachment proceedings now pend-
4.—Yes, sir. ".
Q.-7-Are the men Who have made
statements of that kind members of .
the Ku Klux ? £—l do not know,.
or rather I will modify that
ment by saying that men have! told
me So who belong to it. •
That such feeling Should lie enter
tained will ndt be considered surpris
in°, when it till be remembered, that
so far as testimony taken shows. the
condition Of the Stale, it is clearly
Ffrst: That.the KU: Klux organ
ization does exist, has a Political pur
pose, is composed of the members of
the Democratic or Conservative par-
ty, has sought to carry out its pur
pose by murders, whippings, intimi
dations and violence against its 'op
Second. That it not only bind,
its members to carry out decrees Of
crime, but protects them against
conviction and punishment, first by
disguises and. secrecy, second by per
jury if necessary upon the witness
stand and in the jury box.
Third. That of all the offenders
against the law in this order—and
they must. be many huudreqs, if not
thousands, because these crimes arc
shown to be committed lay organized
bands ranging from ton up to seven
ty-five—not one has yet been con
victed in the whole State. What
ever may have been the original pur
pose, el the Ku Klux or the offenses
to counteract which they allege the,
order was established, it now has
gone so far as to present the issue
between government and anarchy,
and if it, has not reached, it is fast
approaching the point where in that
issue there can be no neutrals. * *
The testimony taken covers a large
number of the counties of the State,
but nut all. The lime intervening
between the appointment of the
committee and close of the session
has not enabled us to examine all
the witnesses wo have summoned,
and who -were in attendance. The
pendency of the impeo.climent trial
at Raleigh has rendered it impossible
to bring from there th&Chief Justice
and other witnesses, wliom we deena,- .
ed it impor,tant to have before us.
But,the testimony of so many of the
ju(licisa officers of the State, as we,
lilac taken, can leaVe no doubt that,
as against the 'violence of this Ku
Klux organization, the authorities of
the &Ate cannot secure to its citi
zens life, liberty and the pursuit /of
• _ / •
The resolutions do not char 'the
Committee with the duty of examin
ing into the power of C-ongTess to af
ford - a remedy for so great a priva
tion of their rights suffered by cit:-
zens of the United States under the
government of 'a State. They hare
discharged their duty in reporting
the faCts, co far as_ their' investiga
tions have enabled them to do so,
and in• the light of these facts,' whe
ther tiny and what remedy can be
applied, must be left to the delibera
tions of Congress to determine.
While-engaged in prosecut Mettle
inquiry as to North Carolina many,
communications have been received,
calling br examination into outrages
of similar 'character to those- corn
plained of in that Mate, whi'clt -.have
been committed before and since the
committee was organized, by bands
.of Men in disguise, in other States.
Complaint is made that within the
last two weeks the capital of. Ken
tucky was entered in the night by n
Body of men armed andiamaked,who
proceeded to jail, took rots - ession of
it, set atliberty a man charged with
murder, and then rode away unmo
lested. Shortly before that the jail
at Union, South Carolina, was enter
ed, and ten prisonerelaken out and
ing and violence - - without asdress,
and demands for inestigation and
the protecting 'arm of the Govern
ment against these lawless marau
ders have been forwarded from the
States of South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Alabama,"tf,immissippi, Lou
isiana• Kentucky, Terns
and Tennessee. Into none of these
lcould the committee exathine, con
sidering it better to 'pursue our in
quiry to completion,l if possible, in
one State, rather- than take partial
and disjointed statements as to' all,
and -leaving to the Sonata' the deter
mination of whethee,the public in
terests require this investigation to
be pursued further..
The report is signed by -
• • • Jour: Scow,
Bnii. T. Rica,
A GEM Or HATITRAL HISTORY.
"—An caglo atirreth up her neat, ikaternth
over her young, tpreadeth abroad her - 'sings,
taketb them, - beareth them on her mings."—
.Deut. xxxii :11. -
The eagle, lien her young ones
are fully fledged 'for . flight, -cann ot.
give- them their first lessons • as . we
see the Brusher birds do' their - proge:
ny, teaching them te,:hop from twig
to twig, and by short flights to gain
the ground. The eagle's nest is gene-.
rally in the Cleft. of some lofty • rock,
often perpendicular; so that, on leav
ing it, nrothin ,, ' appears to break : the '
descent—no `friendly tree extending
its branehes—no hedge
. or sloping
bank—but a' Vast depth beneath, ter
. in foundation of hard
rock, or not unfrequcntly, inlhe sea,
whose boisterous waves 'dash against
it. This it a sad prospect for the
young eagles, on first trying their
tender pinion's, and quitting the slier
ter of a wariitinest. They are loth. to
make the attempt; and the parent.
bird proceeds its.you find it describ
ed in that passage.' • First she " stir
reth up the nest;" she rouses the
.and .obliges-. them -to
climb to the verge,of-their dwell s,
where they •staud:trembling :at the
expanse before 'trieni, until the
mother, by a push, sends them trem
bling from the height, when they are
of course obliged to -expand_their
wings, and to do their best in, the
way or flying."
",The poor little detys !" exclaim
ed•the• children, "their wings -must
soon fail them, and down they itould
No; for the watchful mother " tint
tereth over her young," and with a
powerful effort oilier strongpinions,
sweeps doWn below them. --She then
" spreadeth abroad her wings," so as
to catch them thereon-qakath them"
Is upon _a safe resting place, with
only a little fluttering on' their part
to*eep them steady —" she beareth
them on her Wings,"• sailing through
the air, among the rocks, over the
billows,• until they get ac i customed to
these objects, and emboldened to
shift for theniselves.•
‘.‘ Oh. hOw wohderful!" said Jane
" and how beautiful!"
"Andhow exactly it answers to
the text of Scripture!' added her
The eagle soars higher than any
of the feathered tribe, and for that
reason was called by ,the -ancient
heathen, " the bird of Jove." It. lives
to agreat age L—in some cases to. 106
years. Several species of the eagle
are described by ornithologists ; the
bald eagle is the most common in-
Alnerica and is our conntry's
,blem. 6reat celerity mutt be de
manded in the old eagle to dart un-,
der her young when-they are throwp
from the nest as above stated; buf '
not so great as in another cage men
' tioned by inaturalists. _ The eagle
sees a fish-hawk rising froth the riv
er with his prey--ha gives hiin chase
—the hawk lets go his hold .on
the fish. he was bearing away, And
'the eagle poising himself for a mo . -
ment, as if to rake - a more certain
aim„ descends like a whirlwind,
snatches the _falling fish ere it reach
es the water, and bears it silently
away to the woas.
This sentence was
ly by the mother of a beautiful little
prattling girt,'•who was showing me
her "little dollic," . aria 'the other
playthings, with so much glee As to
cause her mother to call Ler from
me, lest she should annoy me. It'.
made mo thoughtful.
'' Do not fear," I . replied, " I al
ways loved children;- they seldom
:antic, me." Then came, " I never
. I•Ove4,childrpn," from that woman,
'lWlrO.;...was the mother of sis lovely
,boys and girls, iri the presence of
two or more of them. It seemed to
.,nie to" bea grievous tiling for- a child
to know that its mother did not' love
it. I remember a time when I was a
a little girl, in which 1 feared that
my mother did not . loye me, frona the
fact that she made ccimparisons•
tweeiran elder sister arid myself, by
which I generally came out second
best. That, and the. fact that She
seldom commended me, caused me
to conclude that she did not.loverna:
,that conclusion,' only
know. _ •
7%:;ONT, I do not expect to induce
every mother to love her children, ..if
this delightful and necessary passion
is already absent, but I would like to'
impress upon their, minds the im
portance of cultivating the most ten
der regard for them, and convincing,i
them, if possible, that you seek flied!
welfare in the most earnest and anx
ious manner. A little commenda
tion jialicionsly disposed is certainly
very -useful. Many a young heart,
as well . as those more advanced in
life, has been ciheered by it, ant
many a weary hour has been made
less weary by fr .-- -ds of
do not lore
timeslakes - thi
for their chili
lovi! I hay
upon as a bt
not, or could
" I NIVEII 'LOVED CHILDREN !"
S 1 LIICT - VAMILTOI4. HOOPER
Two hours a inother, one years wife,
She . lieein the trance of departing life
Her husband, beside her dying bed,
In bitterest anguish bows his head.
"Accurs'd," ho mutters, "the We that sold
A lordly roman for it woman's gold ;
"That gave her hand where- er heart'was not,
And darkenedloroyei her 'Wedded lot I -
•"Yet, thongh yoh hive 'loved me not, my wife,
I loved you ever and ruoro than life.",
The dy e ing heard. and the asting breath, *.
) I cturned-, tar. Love wait as stireng Deati.
Over he l r cheei etole a tinge of red
Straight ehe aroeriin her dying bed 1 -
"Huabatup" , ! oho criea, :: jot-in Igoss the tato
That telialatiotruth;. - tkoiighlzte. ao late !
Irth9ngtit tkinti-Tr -
iVeddett fat woitlyt'utti* to prxla.
"Yet tilbscr; dttisbaini; i>ena your brow i)
loAl ic;nlc;ng ind I locia you nosy."
Sho Sal t s on'hia licarteter palllng We - ; •
Ho It i oki f a bet close in 'dug embra,co..
.- • •
Slowly I#4l4l.ber,Roniolthia bi - caat
- Back to lierl ong Ixrflreamlesirreat.
Ho bond's an& ;-
Whiter than inatblo And cold. so scion
He 1%116i:ie .. rs low, " ven •
Reinsn ,145 me when we mect in '
Alas! the secret of many a fate' •
Then two words tell, "Too late, too late!"
. TED DOOR : IN. TH:F., HEART:
." mat Irrli away up a great many pair
stairsri,hcr heart, was adoor easily passed
by, and on that door was written weimax.' <
.".Mot so it is wad - the drunkard ; far away:rip
a great many pair of winding Stairs in hislctlrrt
there is'a door easily_pasSed by, And bn must
knock.:3 that dar ' , once, twice, seccu times,
yes,_Senty times sevi , ft.to open it.7--.f.ouN 8..
(lout - 3m! .
He w as an old man! Not so very
old; either; for the - :wrinkles, that
marked his visage were not•the auto
graphi pat time's finger .had laid
there,. and the hand.that placed upon
the loW,pine -.table the well-drained
glasi, did not tremble 'so with ' the
weakening that age induces;- yet very
old od very wretched lookeV.he sohr,
occupant of that narrovi'll3o . --- nl - ,' - ivith:
'its red curtain, and floer stained
tobacco Saliva, and an atmbsphere
abundant& seasoned - by the bar-room,
into which_it opened. •
A hat—it 'must have been infended
for one--lialf concealed the 'owner's '
iinporabed locks; and unmistakable
evidence of a_ familiar acquaintance
with brickbats and the gutter did ,
that' same hat p'roduce. Then
was; a coat, out of whose sleeves peep s;
ed a pair of elbows in rejoicing con-,;
sciousness that they "could afford to
be Ont." Add to theses reader, a tat
tere - d pair of trousers,' and you havg
the picture of the wrotched.being who
has just commenced his 'daily" pota
tions in . the only " grog-shop' he
was allowed to enter. And yet the
wretched, •friendless,- man that , - sat -
there, under the stupefying effects of
his morning dram, had-a - heart; and,
far away up a' great many pair 'of
winding stairs in that heart was -
door easily passed by, and on that
door, covered with cobwebs • of time
and neglect, was written, " 51A N." 'But
nobody dreamed this; -and - When
the temperance than had gone to
and promised him employment and
if he Would "'sign,' and
others (well-meaning men_) had rated
hina soundly for his evil7ays, arid he
had turned a deaf to all these
things, and gone back with pertinaci
ty to his " cups," everyliqdy said old
Bill Strong's case wiAa hopeless one.
Ah ! none of these - had' patiently
groped their way up the heart's wind
ing stairs and read the inscription on
the hidden door there. •
Bat while the untapPy man sat by
the pine table that morning, the bar
keeper suddenly entered,,followed by
a lady with a pale, high. brow, mild,
hazel eyes, and a strangely winning
expression on her mild face. The
man looked up with ii vacant stare of
astonishment as-the barkeeper ten
dered the lady a seat, and pointed / to
the other, , saying, "That's Bill
Strong •nia'ani," and with It glance
that in i ditecl very plainly his w9n
der at whrit - she - could want there,
left her akind with the and
now thoroughly sobered man.
, The soft eyes 'elf the lady wandered
with ii, sad, pitying' expression 'over
old till'irfeatitires t and then, M a low,
sweet voice, she asked,
" Am I rightly informed"? Do I.
address Mr. William Stien..?" .
Ali! with these few words' the lady
had got.farthei up the winding stairs
and nearer the - hidden door thin all
who had gone before her. ‘
"Yes, that„is my natney mit'aie,"
said old Bill, and he glaneed flown at
his shabby attire, and ;actually tried
to hide the elbow that` NN'Eris . peeping
out. It was a long time since he had
been addressed as .111r.Willitun Strong,
and somehow it. sounded . very pita
sant to liim.. ' ' " -
I am very glad to meet you, Urr.
- Strong;" responded the lady; "I hawk
heard my.fathee speak of you so' of
ten, and of the days when you and
'he were boys together, that I almost
feel as if we were old ,acquaintances:
.You surely cannot .have' forgotten
Charles ortison ?"
" Oh! 4?, Charley and I'used to
be great cronies," said old Bill, with
sad - den animation, and a light-in his
eye, such as bad net shorie there for
a long time - esdept when rum gar's it
a fitful brilliancy. •
Ah ! the; ? : • did not blow, as per
haps-tbe an. : did, that she had
mounted th :- . l ' airs and was 'Softly
I,feeling for unseen dcor; 80. she
W. - -
, most *a, Mr: Strong, iisii I
. 4. , the old spot upon Which
'four' ~ ,inaeitradr s tood,- I have heard
my ~ !4ier - descnbe it-so ofte.n. The
' ... wi •
crown•of old °aka tit the,:
-Wt. of lt house, and thrilieid of
Pellour . • t grain that wav6d in
fay- - ~ there way ho green
- -Ailp frogt k iloor,•.with the
that - - i its sha
llot th' N ".. . I poitico'
•• . 'le that bed-over
roses - • t peeped
t wind ' , and the
hoitise." = .
• • 1'
_ _ .
$2 p4*:,A3' intpn A.4.va,nee.i•
+"F00 - LATE.
aad uneasily ' in .his
Aselea around hia
occasionally, but im-
mindful otthis, the lady kept Ori in
the same low, melting voice : - ; ,
, Many and many werethe honr§ ',
lio father would say, 'that WillieCl
I used to pass under the 'shad° of. .
that old 'apple tree playing at ,
and seek, or lolling on the grass: d •
telling each other-the great thingi we
meant to do when ,ewe' became I big
men, while Willie's blue eyes • weird
sparkle with hope and 'happiness;
and'when the sunseflaid a" crown of
gold on the tOpof the oaks on the
hill, Willie's Mother. might - he sees
. in• the' portico, with her
e,aiowy cap and clieoed apron, end
we would hear. her voice mlli.ng,
i Come; boys, come to slipper-7 l'.
' One after another the.shig,-warm,
blessed teataivent rolling down old
Burs a - eeks,.ltrid fell_ on the Eine.*
ble.- -Al t _ the' lady 'milt at t e ,deor
then.. - 1- 1 --..._-••?•,,- 5 -,- " ',-_-,,-- -----
1 - tiais.awaystitlionie' at -Wit
lie'l3,!litlieewould siiY, ` and used AO
have 7 ray - lbawl -of ,-- _,A•e:a milk' and
bread, too; and , wheirtliese• hiur-dis-.
appearect Willie would draw his lit
tle StoollO his mother's feet and she
would tell'him .sothe. Pleasant story
of Joseph, or. pavid, 'or some good ,
lioy who afteniard became- a great
Man, and then - the-wOuld part Wit
lie's-bra,Vri curls from off his --fore
head,-yd-Say in a- trembling voice I
can never forget, `Promise me, Wit : ,
lie, *hen• yoU are. a ihan,__Eunk tya
gray hairs off , your motlieEicre resting;
in the church yard yonder, feu will
never disgrace - her memory.' 'And
Willie would draw up his slight form,
lift his blue eyes'proudly to his moth
er, and say, =Never fear mother,. I
,will make a good man,. and a unfit
one, too,' andllien, after we had wit'd
purl evening •-prayera, we • would ga,
contented arid hapl4 astlie bird that
nestled in the - old aPple,tree ; to rest.
Than; just as we'were sinking' into
some pleasant dream, we would hear
a well-known footfall on the stairs,
and a' kind face
. bending over, would
inquire - if ive=were nicely tucked: up. °
' It is a long. long tinie,' father would
I say, 'silice'ljiesairl from Willie, but_
I [unsure hohi - sieyer fallen into any
evitwaYs. The words of his - inother
roiild keen-him from that.'
i , Pap ! rap"! rap! went the words
of the lady at the door . in.old -Bill's
heart. Creak! - creak ! creak! -,'vent
the diJor on its `rusted hinges. The
lady - could. only see the subdued man
bury-his face in his: clasped hands,
and while his frame shook like an as
pen,leaf, she heard him murmur,
.ami childlikeliobs, " My mother, eli
-•ray mother 1" With a . silent prayer
of ihankfulness r ahe, resumed: •
-.".But there was-ono thing my lath
'or roved to' talk ofbetter than all the
rest: It was of the morning you were
married, Mr. Strong,. 'lt was enough
to do ours cy:es good tolook at them;
'he would say; 'as , they walked up the
old elniiiett,aisle; he, withlia proud,
Manly tread, and she, a delicate, fraw
ile creature, fair as the orange' ' blos
oms that trembled in her ° hair: .1
remember how elear and confident
Willianni ioice sounded through the
old chnrch; as he promised ..,. : to love,
protect and cherish the bright, con
tiding creature 4s side, and I knew
he thought; as he 1 oked down upon
(1 7 3
her; tlratthe win of Heaven would
-never visit her fate tog r,oughly ;". and
then y father wold tell us of •your
pleasant homier; an of the bright-eyed
boY, and the f '' -haired gni that
came after a
_while tcrihidden's4 and
then you know ho removed to anoth
part the•country, Mi.. Strong,
and lost sight - of you.' .
4 Once again the lady paused, for the,
agony of the strong man , before her
was fearful to behold,' and, then in a
lower 'tone she spoke' thus i , "I did
not, forget the promise I made - my
father previous to his 'death, that if. I'
ever visited : his .native place, I would
seek out. his old friend. ,But when. l.
in • ' ed for you they unfolded a' ter:-
rible . • ery to nie, Mt. Strong. They
told e • of a 'desolate and broken
_Of a blue-eyed boy that
a father's heart might so •well delight
in, whO.had left his home in disgust,
and-despair, for one on the hoeoless
-Valera; of the gentle,„suffering wife ;
who, faithful to :the last; went'. down
with a prayer on her lips for her err - -
ing husband, brOken-hearted - to the'
grace, and of the rairhaired orphan
girl, who followed her mothe - r, in- a
little while. ~, Oh ! 'it is a sad, gird sto-.
ry Lhave heard of ray father's, old
friend." -, - '
"It was I ! -it wits I that did itl-,I
killed them! cried old' Bill„-lifting
his to - wed head, and :gazing on the
lady, every feature expressive of such
wild agony and lielplesSremorse,that
she.shuddered at the despair her own
words had causal. (Wide, mile open
stood , the -- iloOr then, and the lady
passed •in• ) -, • -
~, -, A_soft hand was laid soothingly up
on old Bill's arm; anda voice fult of
hope - murmured: .
"-Even for all this, there is merc,y,.
There_is a redemption through the
atoning merits of Jesus, and you well
-now ,youirSrsl, ;step toward it. :Sign
the,,pledge.Q In the r.ame of the last
prayer of yPar dying' wife, and of the
child that sleeps by her side, I ask
you; as your friend, Will you• do it?"
"I will!" said • old Bill,' while he.
brought down his closed liand-• , with
such force on the rickety pine table'
that it rocked beneath it; aw i i ft. gleam
of hope lighted up his-features, as he
seized the pen and paper' the lady
placed bifore him, which paPer con
tained'a declaratiOn, binding all who
signed it to abstain from the use,..-of
intoxicating beverages; and he
returned it to her—in bold le 'tile
characters; there Iv -written benea
itthe name ; of , ' :
There was an expression4most ht
dicrous from its intenseness-6f char
acter, on'the bar-keeper's physiogno-,
my, as the lady, after her long inter-.
view with old Bill, passed ;quietly
=through the shop, andthe expression
was not jesseried, when old Bill, a frit
moments after, walked through With
outtaking another glass of grog; and
ho nevar passed over the threshold
kgnin. - • .--
, Earnest-hearted reader, yoii - whoae
'soul may be glowing with symPsthY
for,. Your erring •brother man,- who
would gladly raise .hint from the
depths of sin and degradation,: and
, point him to. 'the - highway- of pac6
I . iiiid prosperity„ remember, tlier& is a
door in , every hiiman breast.. See
that - you , pass not by it,-British
Inirktnen,. • .
A Hard-shell Baptist ministerliv-
iii somewhere .. on . the - frontier of • • _
llhasonri, was -in - the habit of:4By
ing. to his family mid to his
"Friends, you flitted not take anynn-
noel care of your lines; the moment •
of your death was written before the •
foimdation of the world, , and ion -
cannot alter it." - Ins wifeA:observed__ .
when-he left on Saturday, .to. meet `•
one of his 'frontier nussnmary en.
igagemenb3, that he 'dressed the flint ~
of his rile with . Williftlia care,_pnt. in -'
dry povider,__lresk tow, 'and' ' took- ' ~
every Foxing to 'make ifiree that ! the .. ..
*gran would go off in '' -he came up
on an Indian. It atm ' her one, day
OS she saw him .in th saddl ,e -..with
his rifle on his shoilder, that * his
condnet contradicted hietinns* . -
and alio said to him.: • .. ..- '
"My dear, why do yen: take this '
rifle with you ? If it WILS 'writ
fore the foundation of the world that r'.
you were to be killed, of course the
rifle is unnecessary; ,so why take
With you atall?" 'Yes," hekreplied,
"of course; my.dear, yeu are` all very
right, and that is a very raver view;
but, see here, thy dear,—now—real
lyr—but then; you see, my tlear sup
pose I shoidd meet an Indian while t -
Ifam gone, and :his time had come, '
and I hadn't any rifle, with me, what
Would ho do? 'Yes, my dear, we' •
must all contribute our pat toward 2
the bin:me:it - of the decrees of Prey
idenca." • •
SECRET_' orHirrnuiss.--=-, An
thON-whO had • struggled thr<illgt
many „difficidtieti without repining, .
4'14 - been much t oppOSed 'without
mitnifesting impatience, being asked
by-a friend 41 communicate- the ,
cot icif his being always so. . happy,
replied : ft consists in a single
and that is, tusking a right
use of my eyes." . His fiiend,ln . stir.'
Pte, bagged him to explain his.
e g. "Most willingly," replied
the bishop.. "In whatsoever state I
am, I first of all look up -to heaven;
and; remember that my great. bud,.
ness is to get there. I - then look
-upon earth,, and call to, my mind howl
-small a space I. shall soon 'fill in it.
1 then-look abroad in the world, and,-
see what „multitudes are, in all re:t
spects, less happy than myself. And
thus I learewliere true., happiness is
where'all my cares must end, -'
and bow little reason 'I -ever had to „
murmur, or be otherwile than giank.•
ful. And to .ilye in this spiritlis to •
be always happy." •
Nosn.--The nose acts _like. a,
custom-house officer / to the sysfe#L
It is highly. ser.sative to the - odor of
most poisonous sstbstanees., readi
ly detects hemlock, lfenbarie, niOnkfi
bood,ancl planty containing prussic, .
' , cid; it rea i gnizes. tlieletid smell -of
dtains„-.#44F-mi us not to sTell the - ,
olhited-ait - !; E The no_sejs so • sensa
tive that if', dist4visliOairsoltain-
ing the 200,000 th part - of a gram of
the otto of rose,or the , 15;060,000th
Part of a grain of mask. It tells us!„ efe:
in the morning , l, that_ our bed-rooms • •
,a - re inwure, and catches the fragrance
lof the will:rig, air, and conveys to us
the imitation of the flowers to - go
' forth into the fields and inhali their
sweet. breat)i. To be red by the wise, —
has hitherto been used as a phrase of
reproach; buf - fo have good., nose,
and to follow its'guidance,is one of the
safest and shortest ways to , the enjoy- •
ment-of health. - •
TIIE GREAT MYSTERY.—XiIi body .‘ g,
; to die. No onewhottaisesthe chum- ,
ect I_,ndary- comes back to te11.,-The • -
imagination visits the land . of sha
-db ws--Sent - Out - frtn;L:the Wiridqw of:
the soul over, life's;restless cratOrs , -
1 butt wings its way*airily back, as a
token of - einergbail'slifo-beyond the
closely lending horizon., The great .-
stua_comes andgoegin thd heavens,
yet breathes no secret of the ethereal •
wilderness. The. crescent. ins:lon .
cleaves h r nightlY . passages across
the nppefielk.but tosses 'overheard
no signal .- Tlie t utii.ael,,stars chat;
lenge each °therm; they walk their -
nightly roundS,44tVwd catch' no `syl
lable df thaw'. - cornift which gives -,
passage to the heavenly diunp. Be,-
tw . een this ad the other life,there is
.-ti great golf-filed, across - wlriCh nei
ther feet `nor !eYe .. .,can travel. ;The
gentle friend whose eyes 'i;ere closed
in their last sleep long year's- . ag,o; r died
with rapture, in her, wonder stricken
eyes, at smile of ineffable joy upon her
lips, and hands folded over a -trium
phant heart;--hut her lips Were palt
speechl, id_intk ‘ted ;thing of the
Home COURTESIES.—A. retfreu gO
- sayS "I •am one of— : thoso
whose lot in .life has been'to go out
iuto au';unfriendly world,at an early
age; andotnearly twenty families in _
which. I made my home in the course
of aliont thirty yeare",_ there . were
only three that could be designated
as lav - i - )y families. The source of
trouble . wai -- not So much the lack of.
love; as th - c lack of care to 'manifest
The.closmg words . of this sent rice
g,i'Ve us the fruitful source ;of ,f4iiiy
alienations, Of heart-achei 'innuoier ='
able, of sad faces, and gloomy home
circles. "Not so much the -44 of
love - , as the - lick of care to manifest'
it" What a World o miserY,
Bested by this brief(iremark! Not
more- three happyl--faitraies
in twenty !- , --anclithe cause seLmani
fest, Mid so easily rimedied !.
in the H small; ssweet, courtesies. f
life," what iower resides! In a leek, •
ir word, a tone, how much of liaprif":- , '
'less or disquietude, may be .commi;
~( T hink ;O it, rea4er,
take, the 10sSon home vvithloti .
THE Cseoszn Frsorns.— 0a --
M 714 h
ingliands With an old man' the-12ther
day, I noticed that some, of - his.. fin- .
gers 'were quite bent inward and he
had not the,• power of„.ztraightening
them. Alltiding to this fact, he said:
" In, these' crooked fingers there is
a gookl textl-fOr a talk.'to ellll6en.".
"Let ns liace it, ifyou please," we,
•7 7- '
"For 0vg 1 r.,50 years}used todrive .
a stage, and these bent fingers show
e effect of over,-holding the reins
for, so 'man years."
This is theteit._ Is it not a 'Bug
geStive , onel? does it not teach us how
an'oft-repeated act becomes a hatiit?.
The : Old man's er,doked fingers are
but-an ernblem,pf the crooked tail-.
perkAvordS and actions of men 'fia4
you see men and women
periist , in ;doing :and saying -things
thlit are wrong and make themalves
and others unhappy, *member that
When young they, never perhaps
tEbught of being so wicked, but they
said wrong words and, did Wrong de
lions and.continued so doing until;
like the old man's fingirs constantly
used in driving, they became fixed in
the Course they had begun ; - : -
iris is an ahis which en fiches
him who re'eeires with/DO impoverirhing her
who gives." :