Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, July 25, 1878, Image 1

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for in advance. s
All resolutions of associations; communications
of limited or Individual intenest, sal novices of
glandless or deaths, exceeding five tined are chMil ,
ed 'MN crime per Bee. •
he ItsronTxu baying. $ larger circulation than
. any ether paper In the county, makes It the best
advertising medians kritorthera Pennsylvania.
JOB PRINTING of every Mind. In plain and
fancy colors. .done with neatness and dispatch.
Ibndbills, Blanks, Cards, Pamphlets, Billheads,
Statements,' be. ' of every variety and style, printed
at the shortest notice, The Rlirtnerun ogiee is
well supplied with power pressor, a good assort
-silent of new type, and everything In the printing
line tan be executed in the most artistic manner
and at the lowest rates. TXBMS INVABIABIat
Business Cards.
-Mee day last Saturday of each month, over Turner
- Dordon , a Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Towanda, Juno 20, 1878.
• Painted to order at any price from $5 to 'SOO. -
(111 Palntlop Re-Painted, Ro.Tonebed, or changes
made as desired.
. AS work dohs ttt thegttchest style Of the Art.
doll ANN. V. BENDER.
_Towanda; Pa.. April It. 1878.
Employed with M. Heade!man for the past four
yearn, begs leave to announce to his friends mad
the pnpllc generally that lie has removed to the
Rothe] 99•Cedt Store, one door south of the First
National Bank, and opened a shop for the repair
of Watehei. Clocks. Jewelry. he. Mt work rear•
ranted to give entire satisfaction. (Apr47B,
19IV - J. YOUNG,
7 •
Boface.—secon4 doer south of the First National
Butt Main St., up stem
Othre—Rooms formeity occupied by Y. M. C. A
Wading Rome. 011113.3)7o.
A 2701M Erg-AV/4C.
.OFFlCE.—Formorly occUpled by Wm. Waikins,
Mx. WILLIAMS. (Oct. 17, 'l7) E. a. ANGLE.
Dket Attu Brad. Co. ' Ffeb.l7B
Towanda, Pa. Omen over Bartlett it Tr*y, Matwat.
G. F.MAsoNr. Casl73 AnTpun If SAD.
ith Smith et Montanye.
Main Street (4 doors north of Ward flonseh To
wanda, ra. [April 12, 1877.
,o AT LAW, WYALUSING, rA. Will attend
to all hnsiness entrusted to his care In Bradford,
Sullivan and Wyoming Counties. Mee ‘riiii; Esq.
I'orMr.l 1nbv19.71.
C . L. LAMB,
4 . 4 :olleCtl9tla promptly Attended to.
July 27,*
oMce—Nona Stdo Public squarb.
Dee 211-7 S. • TOWANDA. PA,
Pte;.a M. WOODBIJRN, Physi
cian and Surgeon. Office over 0. A. 11 1 aek's
rockery store.
Towanda, May 1, 187217•.
omce in Wood's Block, first door sooty of the Flrat
Nat !anal bank; up-stairs.
H. J. MADILL.k ilan4-73131 J. N. CALITY.
Synth sldo,M.ereui Mort ( rnonm formerly oectipied
by Davies dt Catnoeban),
A TToll!it ET•AT•L aIW,
inch 9-76
give cureful attention to any tantrums entrust
e(1 to him. -Office with Patrick 3 Foyle, (over
Journal Office), Towanda, ('a. Nune7l7.
Unice —Main-st., four doors North at MIA House
Practices M Supreme Court
of Centmitatda. and United • TOWANDA, PA
States Courts.-1Der7.16.
A T7OIINZYS-A 74.. A w,
Mee weir 'Montane% Sum. (mayen.
- * • TOW ANDA, PA.
°Mrs corer Dayton's Store.
i April 13, 1871.'
Oince, In Menenrs Block. 357174%.
Oalee OTC, Cross • Stork Store, two doors north of
ntovens & Long, Towanda, Pa. Iday 'be consulted
to German. (April IZ, •is. 3
.varts4oti. , TOWANDA, PA.
The following
. - Companlel represented;
March 0. R. BLACK.
Dirratoit, JR. .10117$ lI . .SAND=IISON
B. KELLY, Dzyrusr.-4Mpe
• anir Y. X.-RosentlenTa. 'Towanda, Pa:
Guerted at Bold, Silver. Webber, Ihaa AA
_aennyigLass. Teeth extracted within pain. •
'um I sue
D. PAYNE, M. I}.,
- PittlictAx Awl) .Bvitozos.
Ogles ewer Roots :wee !Mori. Ocoee boors from 10
to A. and from Zto •,s. rt. Special attention
glemito Missies of the lye sod Xar,Cret.lo,97l4.
24.f* 141.00
113.0t1 I woo 1 Ta.eo
• Puirstewr ►XD SWIGSAN.
0111 es over Dr. Porter k fSon% Drag Store, Towanda.
1864. • 1876.
Nato Steed opposite the Corr Moose:
'. (Sol= slut 2. utiLic equenz.) . .
, . .
Thls irell.known house has been thoroughly fen
norated and repaired throughout, and the mini&
tor hi now prepared to offer first.elasa atieonwupda
lions to the putilte, on the most reasonable terms.
.-I._ E. A. .IfftiNtlitlS.
Towabda, Pa, May 2, 1878.
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Th=e, eosnmodlous and elegantly-turaished
house has Just been opened to the traveling public.
Theproprietor spared neither pains nye espouse
In making his hotel first-class in all it appoint
ments, and respectfully solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. Terms
do suit the times. Large stable attached,
WM. illitNßY, PuoraraTort..
Towanda, June V,
L. SLstiaza.
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Haring lea tit!' bum, is now ready to amen.
midair the trwerthng petals. No pains nor expernss
will be spared to re to those who m
WO lam a call.
Ifil`Notth aldeof to Sip ate, east ' of Yereari
new block. .
De undersigned hsritu
of the those hotel, resprettuti
age of. his old friends and the
the Means Mom, lkoard by
resussralble terms. Warm meal
Opts* at wholesale and Petal
J. L. ;eat.
Jan. 4 1975,
White Goods, \
White Goods,
Buntings, &c.
•- Buntings, (roc.
Towitdb, Pa, June s,
. It Tom wisb fossil your
gezterally tae• BLUM CAM At the blibed Market
Mei WI at
erbessyss irttt stab tad pr aices welt selected erect
selling at Wane . .
Wytankleg, Sept. 2S, ten. -
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Faris and Parasols
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Ten years--and the hair ea my temples ,
Is turning and mixing with gray,
Ard my taco has grown aged and careworn, .
- Ma lines deepen day by da,y ;
My comrades are want and privation,
They've clung to me ciao for years,
And the borne them with undinehing Miasma,
Though Won with trouble and team .
Thte eve, while the suit has been dipping
Ills nye down the lair, rosy west,
Pre, been o'er the farm I once planted,
With hope of serene age and rest ;
.But tomorrow a white-covered wagon.
On Its long westward journey wW start,
And Mary will smile, the' she's hiding %
A wesry.and desolate heart,
1 re walked thelast time through the orchard:
This autumn Its first frult wilt Yle4:
Thli vineyard ls laden with cluster*,
' And yellow with corn is each geld.
Whoa full of youtii!S hope and ambition,
sty wife and I left dear old Value,
With only the blood boughten pittance •
I•d saved from a "prtvat'e•a" poor gain.
Bat Mary was happy and cheerful,
And I strong with vigorous health;
With elghty good acres of prairie,
We seemed on a short road to wealth.
Bo first; for a home sod a philter,
. A poor tittle shanty was built;
,Ifow poor,, and to/ph:stored;
So meager Its poverty felt.
Then . stables, sad horses, and cattle,
And harrows, and among, and seeds,
And hundreds etectraa unthought of,
That ever a Pioneer needs. '
And — everything came at the highest,
And called on my small stock of cash,
I found, ire I'd halt dome with buying,
My dollars had gone like s . flash.
Tor dye dreary, desolate winters,
With summers of labor between.
We angered, yet thankful It autumn
Rewarded with measures of grain.
And there In that kitchen and parlor
And chamber combined, onoTwight morn—
With poverty everywhere 'round them—
Our little twin children were born.
And later. our Mabel, our Idol,
Conte to us, yet soon fled away ;
And we felt there were griefs that are greater
Than want—that sad hurlal dap'
Hat I built to the house an addition,.
And made things nil cozy and warm,
And bought forty sores of "Umber
And for It we mortgaged the farm.
Then,"bard times. , grew harder, and cm
.11Ssfortnne has followed algae, -
With fAllute on failure of ?wrests,.
That no mortal foresight. could stay.
The mortgage Is closed, and our honiestcad
1s gone for Its half—and is sold - ;
No help, tor Its law, so tts Justice—,
And avarice clutches his gold.
out, Leaden help us, we wander;
yr youth and - our labors are lost ;
Ah, tit le Wo &earned when we stencil
The an Lush that mortgage would cost.
Out over th ,mirth tomorrow •
kwldte-cocared wagon will roam,
/led eyes that are:misty and blinded
Shall take a last loclat. "the home,••
i tT 4 i.
Playing for love.-
\, They tell me that nowadays, when
‘alressel arrives at Melbourne, the
pilot come s oil to, her outside the k uar•
lor.Nlf so, I congratulate the adult
colony'of V ietoria upon, at all events - ,
one very'deeided improvement upon , '
the somewhatccentric arrangements
adopted. by the juvenile colony .of
Port Philip sometime ago. When I
arrived there in theyear 1851, in the.
good ship Anonymou.k'cthe , fashion
was for the pilot to irakt OW the
danger was passed, and then Come
quietly on board at the band en
tertain you, on the way up to the
mouth of the Yarra-Yarra, with Play-.
MI - chaff upon the narrowness of you
escape from laying your bones upon
it. In ease there may be any among
my readers who_ may not yet have
made a "personal conducted" to
Australia, and may thus miss the
cream of this exquisite pi actical jest,
I may mention that the harbor of
Victoria is a little island of I forget
=how many square' miles in extent,
with just one exceedingly narrow en
trance. It is, in fact, something like
a huge bottle: with a very tiny neck;
or, to be more dignillei4 like a minia
ture Mediterranean, with a .pro-por
tionate gut of Gibraltar.
. Now, thiS is all very well with the
.Mediterranean,which is an easy-going,
cl3t3 e scal old sea, ready enough to
ra o upon adequate occasions, but
far t 3 3 blase fur the unexciting:exer
tion of ; daily tide. But Port Philip
is in its 'tivenile stage—that stage
when it is a, • hysical necessity to be
"doing sometiing," if it be only the
truly diabolical bccupation of going
to and fro, had of\walk-ing up and
down. So PorL Philip of _course in=
dulges in - a tide ; and his tide has
no other means of getting • and out
of the big bottle except th ngh the
little heck, you may readily bktarn,
by the simple means of filling a \bop
tic w;th water and. turning it topSY
turvy, a fairly-supestive.idea of the
way, in which it conducts itself on the
I will do the third mate of the
Anonymous - the justice to believe
that he was not aware of the ingenious
regulation above referred to, -by
Which it was ordained that a vessel
should in all cases run the gauntlet
of this pleasant passage before pre
suming to demand the services of a
pilot. Indeed, there was no partieu-,
lar reason why the third mate should
have known anything about it.: It
was only his second voyage at sea,
and the .first had been to Callao and
back. You will say, perhaps, that
under those circumstances there eras
no, particular reason why the chaNe.
of the good ship Anonymous should
have been left to the third mate.
And perhaps there was not. Only",
with the second mate deserted in Port
Harbor, the first mate with his skull
split fairly open twelve hours ago by
the fall of. a heavy block, and the
skipper what a figuratively-disposed
Yankee on board called sopping
drunk - "- in his cabin, it was not "ao
Cray to say on whom that duty should
devolve. And on the whole, perhaps,
as a\practical seaman without the
slightest knowledge of his where
^abouts --except such as might be
gleaned frnm a chart carefully locked
up in some unknown drawer of the
captain's eabin;\ he no doubt acted
forthe best in netnttempting to run
his sliip's nose into \ suclLa Very unin
viting-lOolting trap is Port Philip
Heads without" a-sistaiio. He was
wrong, no dOulit, in swearing so free
ly as he did when, instead ortiending
us a pilot, the li g h thouse : people re
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piled by.eignallog in a perfectlinn
known tongue too the effect that, un- .
'al .we should have got over our dif
ficulties; no assistance could be given:
tint I airilvinnd' to admit both that
theeirmieitaniei Offered some temp;
tatiekto such d OMirse, - . and that a
large miSciiiiy both of crew.and pas
sengersjeined very beartilyln the per
formance. 'itiesnwhile. -- - the good ship
Anonymous i)viited`sltiily bit very.
surely toward lier,doOm., There , AralL
A strongish , breezirblowing straight
into the harbor; ankas luck would:
have it, a strongish tide4lll:_setting
straight out of it. As eve, neared the
bar we felt the influence
.6fthe. latter
most strongly,' and hint, like\kto
hatamed's coffin, - betweea wind and
tide—only that with • Mohamined'El
coffin, wind. and tide, or what answers
to them, appear to be fixed. quanti
ties ; whereas in our case the tide, as
we : afterward discovered,. - would
slacken and 'turn in about another.
hour; and then,--=•- • . . .
"At length; just as the " then "
was getting paintullylminent, a small
boat was seen struggling toward .us.
;Fortunately the wind had.' compara
tively but little effeet'on her low hull,
while the full force of the tide swept
her toward us; 'or .the one man who
rowed her and the one boy Who .
steered - her would Wive . had but a
!gender chance.; As it was, she just
lived to . _ get alongside, three parts
full of water, and _ sank from under
1 their feet,-as they scrambled out 'of
1-her into - our mizzen-chains. " •
" What the.--," began our irate
young actinteommander, more sav
age at'the delay than grateful for the
help that had come at last. But the
man cut him short. '
".Is she quick in stays?" he asked;
briskly and imperatively—altogether
disregarding not only the mate's an l
gry greeting, but the elibrus of ;ob
jurgation from the forty or fifty pas
gengers around.
•' No 1". he replied, sullenly; "d—d
The' man struck his band impa
tiently upon his thigh, and _ a look'
came intohis face - before which' the
chorus of objurgation somehow died
sudtbinly into 'silence. The stranger
gave one quick glance aloft, another
to leeward, where the , boiling surge
seemed to thunder over the roof al-
most close under our beam, then
spoke again briskly and imperatively,
as before:
" Then fill and wear around," be
said. " There's no help for it. And
bear a hatid, every soul of you, for
it's touch-and-go. "
_ And "touch-and-go it was.. The
men worked as I never caw. them
work•' before, ,and have but rarely
seen others work since. Every pas
sen7er tno lent a hand at some east-
ly-recognized brace, or sheet. The
mainyards swung around. 'The ship
gathered way, paid off, rushed fora
few seconds headforernosttovrard the
the other
hard upon
set under
id bending
leg to the
iad drifted,
tour before.
'et• bad ex=
.ouched the
_ ie two nien
at the wheel were certain that they
felt the rudder bump as she swept by.
I know that , the spray from Alie
hreakers fell in clorids upon the deck,
rrlrett, Just as the two topgallant
toasts went with a crash over the side
uuder \ lthe pressure of a stronger- puff_
than usual, the face of the stranger,
expanded into a smile, and, opening
his close-shut lips, he.sang out brisk
ly, once inor. Up helm I Round
in your weatiter-braces ! - Square
away, Mr. • What!a-your-name I and
never mind the wreck I" And so
the , danger was passeil.; \ ` and with a
ringing . cheer we dashed gayly into
the smooth water of the inrT . r,bay.
The breeze 'still held, and tn kvery'
few more hours we were %Art `the
anchorage. Half-an-hour more \arid
'the anchor was down ; the saila\--, \
what were left of them—had been`
furled and stowed sbmehow ; and the
ship's boats were hoisted out without
much need of, or regard for, the or
ders of the unlucky young third mate,
who, it must be confessed, took very
good-humoredly the plentiful chaff
which rewarded his well-meant but
perfectly futile attempts at enforcing
something like discipline. Equally
futile were the remonstrances of the
passengers,who soon discovered that
the ship's boats would only accom
modate the ship's crew, and that on
this occasion,at all events, they were
not by any means intended to accom-
modate any one else • and, as the
passengers were a little more numer
ous than the mate, it seeined at• first
as though there was likely to be "a
Our, friendly pilot, however—he
was not a pilot, at all, by the way,
but the master of a small coasting
schooner, doing a fine trade in those
golden days between Melbourne and
Twofold Bay -- pointed out to us
that, even if we conquered our point;
only one batch of us could be landed
in the boats, and that only on Liar
det's Beach; while if we waited qui
etly for the steamer which was sure
to be alongside soon, a sovereign or
so apiece would tae us all right up
to the towp,, Sow gave the crew a
parting benediction, received an
equally hearty comPlinient in return,
and awaited the "'steamer with what
philosophy we might. In another
hour she WAS alongside, and we too
departed, leaving ' the captain in
peaceful possession of his ship, thro'
which his snoring resounded in un
interrupted melody. By-and-by, no
doubt, he alio awoke; realized—per
haps with a little difficulty—the con
dition of affairs, and, bailing the
steamer, was, "as in duty bound, the
last to leave his ship." I caa't spea
from personal knowledge, and be
may have jumped- or tumbled over
board.. All I know is, that wlin, at
the cost of a ten - pound note, e got
1? 7
a boat next day to go o ff f Liar
det's Beach for our effects, e found
the dead chief mate "in
f,,, 7 e charge,."
. You may suppose tha the interval
between our passage o the (anions
bar, and the little/iscussion that
followed touching t e movements;-of
azommagis or! Ditmewnca_nom /air IWARTEtt
the crew, had- not passed without
some attempt on our part to signify
our gratitude to' our rescuers. Two
meetings had been held—one' in the
caddy, one in the steenge—and a
nice little purse of some 04 'over.
eigns had been made up and duly
paned to the elder of .the twos with a
complunentary speech on therivarter
deck. For himself, however,* had
declined it. ' •
" Thank you kindly, gentlemen:!"
he said, " all the same. "I'm making
money pretty - fast, and - shall get a
ood price for this job ont of the
agents. So, if-you'll allow me, I'll
ust over to the lad. I couldn't
have got oft witliimt him."
The boy.'colored crimson through
pe tan which browned his honest,
open face ;. and his blue eyes sparkled
with delight.
"Thanking you kindly,gentleMen !
I'm surei" and he took of f his cap
and ruffied,up his crisp, brown curls
in a desperate. attempt at stimulating
adequate utterance. "I'M I'm
heartily. obliged, , gentlemen?—and--
and—and to iyou, too; sir, sure—
and—and—l ain't nowadays good at
talking; gentlemenbul do thank
you—hearty !"
And as the young fellow \ turned
away, it rather seemed to me aiPtho'
ho dashed a brown hand across the
bright blue eyes a little suspiciously.-
" What shall youlki with it all,
my lad ?" I asked presently, as we
were leaning side by side . over the
taffrail waiting for the steamer.
The boy colored again, and the
honest blue eyes lighted up.
" Send it to my sister, air 1" he an
,swered. " The old man's in trouble
just now with losses, and ono thing
and another, and I've saved up five
and-twenty pounds already. There's
a mail goes to-morrow, and—there
she is, sir—there comes the steamer.
I wonder if there'll he a letter in
town from Siff."
By nightfall I 'was. lodged, not very
sumptuolidy as regards accommoda
tion, but royally enough in respect
of cost, at "The Prince of Wales,"
and young , Harry Godwin had left
me to go up to the post-office in
search of a possible letter, promising
to look me 'up the nest day, before
going on board' again, and tell me
all the news—for Master Harry had
interested me, and I really wanted to
know how "the old man" was get
ting on, and whether the prospect
was in any way brightening of that
future meeting between pretty Sis,
working hard to keep a.roof over his
head in the little Kentish village sev
enteen • thousand miles away, and
honest Dick Golding, toiling away
night and day - up to his waist in wa
ter, at Welcher's river, forty miles .
beyond Ballarst.
Meanwhile, a less 'romantic, but
more practical and pressing, consid
eration was—dinner; and that dis
cussed, I strolled out fora moonlight
walk at "Canvas Town." I have a
curious faculty, not merely for find
ing my way generally, but for finding
it, in the case of any new or unex-
plored locality, straight to what will,
be for me' the most interesting spot
in it. In the present instance, my
accommodating instinct conducted
me direct to the establishmeht or Mr.
'Hermann Ranch.
From an an architectural point of
view, Mr. Hermann Rauch's ; estabf
lishment could hardly, perhaps, be
considered a success. The biiiiding,
which was abOut fifty feet long by
twenty feet, wide, stolid endwise to
the street, if street it - Could be - called,
which street was none but an irregn
:xi: chasm, of varying-width and un
certain direction, between two rows
of tents and shanties. , Its original
-designkad, evidently been that of a
frame boase, with planked walls,
glazed via Vl's, and asphalted - salted - roof.
And so far as . ncerned a considers-
We portion of the principal front,
this design had been carried into ex
ecution: The doorktood, of course,
in the centre, with a' indoor, ior a
place for - one, on either side. Of
these windows, the one on the • side
nearest the town was complete—all
but the glass— the , wall tfrrough
, which it was pierced being also fairly
,fluished in stout deal planks—all but
ii\iipace of some four or five feet
eqUare s in the top corner, which I at
first toe& to be occupied by a sign,
but whiel“ found, on examination,
to be fillo\4n, for lack of iboards
with some \balf-dozen gaily-painted
tea-trays. o \ n \ the other side of the
door, the plaiik'ng ceased a little
more than half-wato the window,
the remaining porti n`q the facade
being eked out with isinge taipaul
ing. To a fanciful mind: 41a little,
perhaps, under the infin6ac of its
surroundings—the house had alook'
of having been fighting, and of \ hav-1
int/ come off with a gigantic black fie.'
However, the frame-work of that por,
tion of the building was perfect\
enough, and for at least a couple of
yards back the roof also possessed a
fair semblance of the original design,
and was duly covered with asphalted
felt, neatly nailed down. Then, sud
denly, the felt also gave place to ter
pauling, which again, in its turn, was
1 -replaced by a heterogeneous collec
tion of old sails, reefs-poihts, bolt
ropes, and all, just as they had been
cut away from the yards—and with
every here and there an. irregular
opening, hastily slit with a knife, to
let out the smoke and, foul air. Ap
parently even this materiel had run
[ rather short after a time—for the
roof, which at the ~street-end must
have been qui eighteen feet in
height, made ' sudden. dip about
twenty feet b ck, and from thence
continued i downward course till,
at the fard,the ridge-pole was with
in easy ch of my umbrella.
Rauch, who was a philosopher,
though . this a decided artistic , ad
vant4e. It helped theithershbectiff,"
he said, and made tbii building look
It was the sound 'of music which
first attracted me to the place; and,
on entering, I' found 'albite a harp,
and a cornet-a-piston in full blast. I
don't think they , were ,all playing
quite the , same tune. Indeed, _the
cornet—who; f course,had it all his
own way,and who had evidently ab
sorbed quite as many nohblers "as
were good fer him—was a little .
certain as to! both air and key, and,'
even as I entered, ' glided from one ,
tune into another with a ;rapidity
i►hich must a: little have disc:cm:wiled
his accompanists,, .Outside the build
ing the more penetrating tones of the
instruments had.irmie themielves
heard sharply enough. Within; the
babel of sounds, the clamor of a hun
dred vole* the - click of tin pmini
kint and pewter-pots, the shouts , for
beer and 'brandy and a sham,"' the
tattle of dice, the banging of rough
deal tables with letti7 fists, and the
stamping of bege t hobnallet:l boots on
the loosely-imarded ItOpr, made up
among them a volume or noise which,
for Utmost part, fairly domhutted
the musical portion of the entertain
ment, and left the performers free , to
follow their own sweet wills in the.
matter either of time or tune.
Round this ‘randemonium I bad
been • "loa fi ng ' quietly for-half-an•
hour or so, taking an occasional
"nobbler," for the benefit of the house
and lotting
, or winning a half-crown
or so here and there, just to avoid
singularity, when my attention was
arrested by a sight which at that Mo
ment it' grieved me not a little to see.
I'm not strait-laced in the matter
of gambling, while I. confesseit has
always appeared to me at least 48 in
nocent, I mean for losing—or, for the
matter of that; of gidning—money as
a good many others on which the
"Mrs. Grundy " of the period looks
with anything but disfavor. But I
was sorry to see young Harry God
win item
There was something In the boy's
face,..tdo; which only too quickly as
sured'ine 'that he was not at Mr. Her
mann Ranches establishment in any
character of mere ' visitor like my
self. It was air \ honest, open face
enough still; but itliad lost the- mer
ry, careless look which I had never
yet seen absent from even when
the laboring ship was illatelp on the
breakers, and any moment might
find us struggling for - our Hies in a
whirlpool that would drown a Whale.
Now, it had a heavy, anxious, and,
at the • same time, eager look—the
look I have seen so often since, and
had even then seen- more than once,
as the face of some young and begin
ner at the deadly table. '
This, then, was the end of all his
good resolutions:of the evening; this
was to he the Tate of the money which
he had earned so gallantly, and which
was to have been sent off by to mor
row's mail, to help the struggling
father, and good hard working sister
at home. It was no business of mine
of course ; and in such an atmosphere
as that of a gold colony, who - could
expect a lad like that to steer clear
of all the.thousand temptations
around him, and: with his pockets '
full of money too? If he were not
here, he would very likely be doing
worse. And yet I couldn't help be
ing sorry for it—So sorry- that I was
on the pont of making my way to his
side and trying if I could not rescue
poor, pretty •Sis's' fifty pounds for
that night at all events, when the
opportunity passed. The boy who
had been hurrying about from table
to table, looking now at monte, now
at euchre, now at cribbage, but not
venturing yo try his luck at games
of which, as -I afterward found; he
knew absolutely nothing, had at '
length arrived at one where the play
was confined to simple betting upon
the dice, and from which a man was
just rising with a goodly spoil. The
boy hesitated a moment, then set his
teeth close, and set down on the va
cant cask. Before I could make my
way to the - table he had already won
twice ' and the blue eyes were begin
ning to sparkle. 'Then I knew that
I was too late, and that f Ahe fester fit
must run its course. -
Poor Harry t It did. not lake. long.
For about half-an-houi he held
out, now winning a trifle,-now losing
a trifle more. Gradually the little
pile of sovereigha diminished in
bulk then vanished altogether, "and
Harry Godwin's last stake lay on the
beer-stand table. The great, .shag
bearded digger with whom he was
playing gave a huge horse-laugh and,
rattled- the dice-box triumphantly
over his head.
" Last chuck, mate ?" he roared.
pleasantly, ' "Ha
,!ha! here 'goes !
Sixes again, by - the living Jingo I
Cleaned out; my lad, oh? Ha! ha!
ha !" And the Jovial winner swept
pcku. Harry's last sovereign into his
well=filled leathern purse, and shout
ed aloud,' like an amiable- Goliah, for
a new antgonist.
The boyaat.quite quiet for a mom
ent or two, looking with vacant eyes
at the place where- his money bad.
lain, then, without a word, he flung
his arms upon the table, dropped his
head upon. them, an4l, burst into a
passion of tears. \
" Hallo mate !" roared "the merry
giant oppoiite half amused, \ ltalf dis
gusted, at this' A - ery unorthotiOx pro
cedure; "that last _shot started a
\ water-butt, eh !"
\lhere was a laugh among the by=.
standrs, and a (loser' or • two disen
gage ci players came crowding around
with 1141entiful supply of jeering
chaff foikhe poor spirited creature
who coal - civil : Apse his money without
crying over itlibe a great child.
" Here! • come\out of this, you
.young whelp!" cried - one
seizing him roughly b y the neck,
"and make room for man. We
don't want any blubbering gals
But the rough' rasp on 171 . God
win's collar, collar did him good, an i Zrous.
ed his spirit again. . Shaking oft Is
assailant's band, be smog
. fTom ht.
seat; and faced around with clenched
fist and sparkling eye. •
"Don't 'lay= your band on me,
mate I" he Said briskly enough ; "-I
Im a fool • know,;,but I an't no
coward, and—Oh t sir I" ht broke oil
suddenly as he caught sight of me,
"only see here!" • '
I took the letter he held out tome,
and ran my eye rapidly through it.
It was short enough and clear enough
—only too clear. The last sentence
will be sufficient. '
"Soit is .use, Harry," it ran
" Unless the two hundred pounds
can be got at somehow before Christ
mas—and that I know can't be—l
must many Mr. Pickering, or father
mist go to prison: • Tell Dick Gold
ing—poor, darling. Dick--" . ,c01d
then there, was great blot, and the
letter ended abruptly vrithout even a
signature. Butl there . was no need
for any signaturei - nor for - any expla-
nation now for Harry Godwin's pres
ence in that room. It was already
September. The mail—the only
mail that could posrubly reach Eng
land by Christnurit—eailed the next
morning, or, -rather that morning=
for' day was already beginning' to
'dawn.- Dick Golding- 4 poor, dar
;ling Dick "—was many a mile away.
{lf fortune would only smile, the
seventy-flve pounds -the boy already
had in hand -might- even now be
turittrd into the two hundred pounds
Which alone could save: Dick's
sweetheart—his own pretty Sig—
from the fate that - hung over .her.
That was the story of -Harry God
win's visit to Mr. Hermann Rauch's
spielsaal in Canvas Town.
' "Don't bother the lad," I said and
I felt something very like a tingling
in my-own eyelids, and following the
impulse of the moment, I held out
the letter to Harry's late antagonist.
Ile took it, looked at me, then at him
then slapped his great band upon the
table and sprang to his feet
"Harry Godwin I" h 6 shouted.
" Why, if I didn't think I knew his
face ! Areyou Harry Godwin, of
Twofold Bay ?"
The lump in poor Harry's throat
was stiilto big to let him speak; but
he. nodded assent, and dashed the
tears angrily away with his hand.
The next moment the big digger was
standing on the table which creaked
and groaned under his weight. •
"Halloa'there, mates !" he roared,
at the top power of his stentorian
lungs. t Halloa there! Winners,
I ahoy !"
There was a - lull in the clamor
which filled the room, and turned
toward the speaker; who pulled his
battered billy-cock from his head and out at arm's length.
44 Look here lads!" lie cried; "you've
all heard of Hairy Godwin, the boy
as jumped rightin among the sharks
to save Billy Curling's little wench?"
"Aye! aye !" said one hoarse voice,
answering for the rest ; " We've hearl.
'What - about he?"
\‘ Why, he's down in his luck—
thatis what •he is. His fancy gal "
—the 'speaker was making a slight
confussidn of persons here; but it
don't signify 7 . his fancy gal's got
to marry another One, if' so be as he
can't shell out 'two hundred pounds
by this thunderingsmail ; and darn me
if I aren't been and\rooked him out
of every blessed shiners!"
"..More shame for yon 1" growled
the hoarse voice reply. "Give
the chap hls quids haCk again, and
be hanged to ye I" .
" Give 'em back !" roared the first
speaker as he dashed a huge handful
of coin into - the hat which he still'
held out oratorically. "In course I
will I Here...they be--and & dozen
more to the back of 'em! But that
aren't enough, boys—nor half enough.
So. now, then—winners, ahoy !
Who'll shell out a few shiners to save
plucky tfal Godwin's sweetheart ?"
l_must confess that, as a rule, I
should not expect an appeal of this
sort to meet With much success in - a
ganibling room. But an Australian
or &California digger "on a spree " is
a very dfferent animal from the busi
ness-like habitne of Hamburg or
,Monaco. He plays not so much .for
the gain as for the excitement of the
game; and his great empty -heart is
often but the softer for the little calls
that is surroundings allow of being
made upon it. The . battered billy
cock made its round, and made it by .
no means in vain. Withirk ten min
utes it was back again, and its con
tents were poured out in a shinning
heap upon the table. There was
enough in it to free pretty Sis and to
lerire Harry a ten pound note over,
lute the bargain.
' 1 must have been in- a terrbly
didatin Mood that morning ; tor, as
we linr.r,ied oft to the post office to
dispatch' the precious remittance, I
could not for the life of me help ex
pressing a hope that the present sue
scess would not lead Harry into fre
quenting Mr. Rauch's establishment.
" Never again air I" he answered,
with earnestness. " And, after all,
sir !" he added, looking up in my
face with his broadest and merriest
smile, "after all, " you know air ! I .
was only playing for love "
They say, alr: welt, suppose they do,
But eau they prove the story true?
Suspicions may arise from naught
But malice, onvy,rrant of thought ; .
Why mount yourself among the "they,"
Who whisper what they dare not 'say
They say—hut why the tale rehearse,
'And , help to mate the matter worse i
NO good can possibly seems
From telling what may be untrue,
.And is It not a 'noble plan
i n *cat of all the ,bent you can P
A 'useful, moral deduction is, to
drawn from the above stanzas. The
spreading of false slanders is one of
\ the greatest curses to which human
beings are subject. M.nny a- home
ha been made wretelied*d many a
bright \ and promising person big
been broken,in spirit, bereft of peace
of mind, and their usefulness'in life
destroyed'by the venomous slander
er, and_ his equally guilty. though,
perhaps, thougf - who
repeats the sh 'They
say" principle. )owl
edge comes 1 ioble
minded_ womai ae or
he is• the victit lender ,
which isd'aily ► Innot
belnteed to its town,
that the greatest then
he weaker victim is blighted,
ed\and broken down for the ro
her 4i7. , •his natural life; whil
stronger nature has to contend with
the rankling of the vengeful passions
of the huirukn heart, and their contin
ual goadingsto desperate deeds. If
there are any rsons that desitrve
scourging and degrading, they are
the foul-and blackhearted- progeni
tors of base slanders and the basil
lanimons curs who b&ornii - cesspools
and conduits for the circulation of
such slime and filth. -\
- AA he came hesitatingly into our . pres
ence, an uncommonly slinky. looking yel
low-dog slut& in between his Master's
legs.' "Mr. Editor," said the visitor,
"that there dog may be homely, • brit he
is the hest cattle dog in this country,; yes,
sir, he is the best cattle dog I ever . , saw.
Bat he has one fault—just ono fault; sir—
'he won't look at. the cattle :tilt - they are
A BM'S 1 saT
Where Is the soft and sheltered Rest :
My birdie linnet Malt his rest, -
Here on a mothers laying insist.
My train, birdie?.
Nor biting fiesta s nor winter Mows,
Nay, pot the fiercest. wind Out Mews.
Cut chill or Might tay pearly row,
My April blossom
Nor harm nor danger, grief nor rear,
No earthly Me can resets thee here,
For angettor*ste intehlng near
I Itnew well, by
_the seraph smile .
That playa about thy lips the while,
That angel-blues thy dreams beguile,
My sleeping beauty:
Thus Is It now, nil precious one
But whrt a few short years are gone,
My baby nestling will hare gown,
• My winged nestling:,
Ah, then, - when manhood , / cares are - come,
And tar away_ thy feet ma) ro a m, - -
And happily and another home,
My 74Ouny lariumg—
of the faithful mother-breast
On whieti.tby baby bead found rest, ‘-
'rlte airo-Ilned,and the heart-warmed nest
• , ' Of linnet birdie:
—Mrs. J. G. Ettrisett, Chrtitean Weekly.
As the twig is bent the boy is , inclined.
' How to . acquire a - short
around a buzz saw.
DtssoLuts youths are called "bloods"
because they are living in vein.
On greatest' naed—statesmen—Roseen
Globe. Ourt,money.—Woreester Press.
Ica is companionable. If left to itself
on the sidewald it will go away.
WITETSOICEB are not themselves able to
cut, but make iron sharp and capable of
cutting. • . .
Tllits?.. are the days of evolution. Eve
ry man is becoming a little 'otter— : so says
a Cockney friend.
Gururr or not guilty ?" asked a Dutch
justice. "Not guilty." . " Den' what you
want here ? Go about your business."
A DETROIT poet mourns beCause there
is no word to rhyme with .Jenks. A new
song has been strangled in the bud.
Tan song of the Elmira Gazette is to
the effect that "There is a -land hotter
than this" in the sweet bye-and-bye.
Tim Southwestern Christian Advocate
says kindling 's fire with coal-oil is B°l'llll
df dangar that its practice becomes posi
tively wicked.
STRIPS of lead are used by many irls
in frizzing their hair, as it does the, t ling
better than pieces of newspaper. §tep by
step the press is losing its grip.. • •
_ WHEN young Jenkinsoh told his lather
he had been out on a little "lark," ;the.
old gentleman 'muttered that he guessed
them was-more swallow than lark.
Ale• irreverent friend suggests that in
stead of the inscription now stain ir up
on our coin, " In God we trust," t ere be
substituted .the words, " The G we
Hr guard Have you seen ama
id walk-,
ing Ov here with one eye of th name
of Walker? "No, am ; I iiun no . I ay.
What was the name of the other eye,
lur ?" * -
'WE intend to purchase a microphone
and apply to a few of our 'delinquents.
They are.the "deafest" mortals on earth
when yonquietly remind them of the ex
piration of.their subscription.
"DoEsier.Boston Harbor remind you
of the Bay of s liaples?" asked an enthusi
astic yachtrnaii. \ -, Yes," was the answer,
"'at least in one respect. 'They are both
full of water." \
A WESTZTIN man 'attempted' suicide,
first writing a note to the effect that he
was a blasted oak. HesUrrived, and the
impression has been revived:that he is a
blasted nuisance. . •
A-nr.s.vrn journal says : 4_ 7 The clothes
of differentlamilics should, for sanitary
reasons,'be washed apart," Ourlaundry
man goes -still farther; lie mashes onr
shirts apart, especially the buttons.
TUE fact that George Francis Train is
about to lecture in several Pennsylvania
:towns, inspires the 'Chicago Journal with
the exuberant hope that - the Mollie Ma
guires their duty. - •
Ir you can't kill tl.e fleas on your dog
you can get a good joke on them by kill
ing the dog. It always makes fleas mad
to kill'the dog that they have become at
tached to. ..T it.
niimiaraz OF D)=
May it not safely be asserted that P
clothes.are even more dyspeptic over
the moral feelingsthan over the in
tellect of man, foicing upon him very
intensively the character of the class
to which the garments he Wears, are
more peculiarly appropriate? A
whole genus seems to press upon him
with the combined weight of all its
individuals, to stamp 'and assimilate
him, to compel him to make himself
worthy of its cloth.- Take an indi
vidual ordinarily conscientious in
his dealings and humbly solemn in
hislashions, invest him with a light
green cut-away, rather the worse for
wear, cover hia feet with some of the
high-low kind, 'and plant jauntily
aside on his head an indifferently
shabby white hat. Does the reader
imagine. that the moral tone of the
individual in question would not un
dergo a gradual deterioration ?
'the. other hand, let the. " party 7 to
whol the green cut-away, ete., origi
nally belonged, be compelled to adopt
our sober friend's suit, of decayed
black, his scant pantaloona, his shoes
and gray worsted stockings, and the
hat, - the, hinder part of its rather
broad brim being 'turned down and
gently repbsing on the coat collar.
The transmuted scampi.. after a
'month's uncomfortable experience of
his new costume, will begin to feel
himself gradually oppressed by a
compulsory gravity, will receive less
and less enjoyment from' his penny
cigar, will begin to think his old
slangy and bullying / kind of, talk at
first questionable, and then decided
ly out or character ;_and, if still re
claimable to the pathi.of virtue, will
lay down the blaCkguard and perform
a kind of semi-homage by taking up
the hypocrite: A man does not like
to. be unfaithful to the character
of his clothes, and perhaps feels some
deliCacy about disappointing the ex
pectations of his fellow-ereatbies
formed,upon the promise of hiti outer
Than.. It would he difficult to imam
foe a n fore perfect image of inconsist
ency and unhappiness, of a more sha
ken and'yavering morality, than.that
of being'Compelled every month to
draw blindly a-fresh suit from a sec
onn-hand clothes' warehouse.
"We must not judge a man by a
word or single action, Life is com
posed 'of so inguy inconsistencies,
that we would take the excepticin for
. .
.• Neverwas -a sindere- wont utterly
lost- Never a magnanimity fell to the
ground, but there is - some heart- . to
gremt and accept- it imexpeetedly::--
Enierion.' ': . • : •. ,:- . - _ - -
112 per Annum' In Advanne.
E s.
There is a. sad, solemn sweetness
that gathers around a motherVdeath
bed. 'The experience of a. life-time
is crowded - into that silent moment.
A . thousand kind acts of the past -
come tripping home —with Winged
messengers to departed glory
,ne er
to return on earth again. Who can
fathom that mother's love, that, for •
long, long years, has only found
utterance to the throne of God in
supplication for onr good, and whose
every act has been but one mom tie -
that has bound 'is inseparably to- t,t,
gether ? Now that good mother lies
dying, there is a hushed stillness
about the house. Every one moves
lightly from room 4 room. COn
versation is in whis with an oc. _
casiOnal sob that it is impossible to
repress. The eyes of all are dimmed
by the unbidden tear. -None seem. .
so calm and .collected as the dying
sufferer herself.. Through the'eye of
faith she is looking far, fir into that
better land that is sow-to be tier.'
future home. She thinks of Him
who Came upon earth, and taking
upon himself the similitude of man,
ascended the cross of Calvary, and
poured out his life's -blood, that
poor,, bruised
,end crushed humanity - -
might have anipenueof escape.
Why should she not be ealm,even
within the grasp of - the king of ter
rots? Hope has fastened its anchor
in her heart, and as she 'nears the
dark river she hears the voice of
angels calling from beyond, and sees
their white banners waving her on--
ward to the bright land - above.
The eyes grow dull „ the hands grow
cold, and the breath goes out to, re
turn no more. The lease of , life has
been foreclosed,- and the suffering of
the flesh can no-longer be endured.
The season of probation has ended.
The joys atursorrows of this life are
things of the mighty past: Hope and
fear, and joy and sadness will no lon
ger hold high carnival in that . lump
of clay. The purposes for which- it '
was called into existence have ceased,
and "like an old clock, the weights
having fallen, the machinery stops."
Who can -fathom the depth or .
measure - the breadth• of the sorrow
that has fallen upon that household,
and of those dear 'children that turn,
away from.that death-bed, to realize
that they are orphans, and to face
the cold charities of an unfeeling
world? ,
How true it is that we do not air .
preciate a
,mother's worth until she
is in grave 1
StAvt--Dr. Graham; in 1852, ,was
the proprietor of the Harrodsburg,
(Ky.) Epsom Springs, since purchas
ed oy the Government a a Soldiers'
Home. He, had a favOrite negro
named -Pierson, who when not in the
ball, room or pavilion, walked about
in faultless broadcloth and kid gloves,
and it was said, would ' seldom .talk
to a negro woman not four fifths
white and never to a negro" the
height of the season, when he looked
scorn upon the donor of a halNollar,
and only smiled when the eagle shone
in gold, he ran away. Being educated
he had no difficulty to write his pass
es and go to Ohio . , as'he had often
been there before.
He went to Columbus to amuse
the L e gislature, and there he met
the lion. TOM Corwin. I do not
remember the date when he was Gov
ernor.. .
_ .
Tom said : "Is Dr. Graham here,
"No sahl am alone," he said. •
• " Give my love to the family, and
especially : Miss Ella, when you go
back," said Tom. -
." I am not going back, !ash; I ma
ned away." •
" Why Pierson, did the doctor
strike you ?" • -
"He never" so forgot himself,"
said' Pierson..
"Did you get in any tronblsit'
• ".I knows how to take eare/otimy
self," said gierson, with di' ity.r
"Didn't you get enough to eat or
Pierson snapped a dust mote from
.his shining broadcloth and consulted
a gold watch hut never deigned to
• • Said the Hon. loth - Corwin, sol
emnly, "Don't you know, you mis
guided man that a thousand of•white
men .would look with envy at a posi
tion not half so easy and safe as that
you fled from r You bad no cares;
you were fed
_and clothed ; and if the
doctiSr lost his fortune; you would be
just as easy with anothep rich man,
•make money always, with no need to
spend." •
Pierson replied gravely; 1 ‘ Marsa
Tom, that situation, with all its ad
vantages are open to you . .if you
would like to go and All
" The byatande; ie roared and Toth
suddenly reme red business in
the State House, it was the only
time in. his life thatte had no reply
to give:—N: Y. Star.
The punishment of vice and i ntern-
penance does not end with the vicious
and intemperate, but the, hu
man family is so constituted that one
member cannot shi..WitliOnt'tpulling.
down others. Timis, in an appalling
degree are, parents . answerable for .
the weakness and vices- of their
- A man drinks moderately and
steadily all his life, with no apparent
harm to himself, but his daughters
become nervous wrecks, his sons ep
ileptics,libertines, oc. incurable drunk
ards ; the, hereditary tendency to
crime having its, pathology. and un-
varled laws, like scrofula, consump
tion, or any other purely physical
disease. These are stale truths with
medical men; but- the majority of
.parents, even those of . average -intel
ligence and culture, are apparently el !
ther ignorant or wickedly regardless
Of them: - When our peeple are
brought to - remove gin-shops and
gin-sellerslor the same reason that
they would stagnant ponds or un
clean sewers, there will be a chance
of ridding our jails and ahnshouses
of half their tenants: We have urged
this point until it. has become hack
neyed and tedious; bat how can we
be silent so long as , a fresh murder
or suicide every day exemplifies-.the
ghastly peril anti its cause ?--.Nete-
Itirk robing.