Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, February 20, 1879, Image 1

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advertising medium in Notrehehe Pennsylvania. -
JOll PRINTING of evezr-llind. In plain and
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ta ems, et every ty and style. printed
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~ovEatroX ar, SANDER:SON,
B . M. PECK,
Office over Braund it Hillis meat market.
Towanda, Jan. la. 1879.,
Arl 4 O 1111 T-AT-L AW,
M tin Street (4 doors north of Ward House). To
wanda, Pa. (April 12. 1877.
• Mace, In Maw's Mock,
e a„-r CAW, WYALIMING, PA. Will attend
t 'an business entrusted to his care in Bradford,
brim and Wyoaring,Connties. Office with Esq.
Porter. fncrirl9-74.
Trortraella,Ta. 011 Ice over Bartlett & Tracy, Matn-sf„,
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C. ELsurtirs.
t O . D. KINNEY,
°Rm.—Rooms formerly occupied by Y. 31. C. A
Reading-110nm. . cjan.alTd.
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ATTODAILY-At-LAW AND U. 8. C0MM16.81017.11,
Mice—Nona Side Public Squire.
• Jan. 1, MS
Dec 23-75. . TOWANDA, PA.
i'mileo over Cross' Book Store, \two doors north of
Rtavensik Long, Towanda, Pa. May be consulted
r.n aerrnan. .A.prp 22 IL]
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A Troll NEY,III , LAVic
. orrteo_.peond door south of 'the l'lrs\Na-V9nal
Bank Main St., up stairs.
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OFFICE.-Formerly occupied by Wm. Watt as,
11. N. WILLIAMS. • (0a.17, t Z. J. ANGL •
()Theo over Dayton's Store
April IM 876.
C o L. LAMB;
ColleettJna promptly attended to.
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Trott:sr YTS-AV-LAW,
office over Montanyes Store. tmayen
Offiee In Wood's B lock ,. first door sout:i of the First
National hunk; up-italrs.
I:L.I:MADILL. flails-71ty)
Oniro over Dayton's haru?ss store. NOV. Tl, '7B.
I_l clan and Singeon. Waco over 0. A. Black's\
roc Very store.
Towanda, May 1,18721 r.
AVB. KELLY, DENTl ST. — r .Office
. over M. E. itosentleldle, Towanda, Pa.
Teeth inserted on Gold, Sllyer, Enlitiei', and Al
uminum base. Teeth extracted without pain.
um 3442.
E. D c PAY NE, M. D.,
over Montanyes• Store. Ogre hours from 10
to arid from 2 to 4, P.M. Special attention
cl‘eu to diseases of the Eve and illar.-0ct.19:7114f.
Oflice day last Satardaypf each month, over Turner
' & Gordou's Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Towanda, Juno 20, We. r.
- MRS. 11. PEET,
TEHMS.-110 per term.
(Residence Third street, Ist ward.)
~ Towand a, Jab. 18,194 y.
Towanda. Pa.
E6b, 6th, *7
C. S.
The following
. Companies represented;
March 18, '7l 0.. A. ILACK.
Painted to order at any price from IS to 'SOIL
Olt Paintlttgs ReWatuted, Ito-Touched, or changes
blade as desired.
AR work done lathe highest style'of the Art.
Towanda; Pa.. April is, 1878;
This Baia offers unusual facilities [efts Dana.
aetlen of s general banking buelnete.
N. N. urrrs,.eadaer,
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Away b the shore of the ocean blue
In peace nem; known to the lonely tow,
Thewlfe d Child of a sailor true, .
Lived a d tolled together.
Full many It Ord and pleasing tale, , .
Was told the I 7, of sea and sail,.
Of floating be and northern gale,
, Of clear and Wady weather.
Adown the west th king of day •-
Was hastening lbw gh the `aces away.
In all his golden brlgn. array,
iy hen home return d the skipper.
At evening, strolling on he sand, ' ;.
Ile tobrthe boy of many a land,
Awl slowly traced with hls rawny hand
The cross and the starry- Ipper:
t e west
w4, ,\Face
1 ra c e .
) t el
'Twas,tuldnlght, and unfit: for
The boy stole softly from hls gla
To watch the moon In clouds of ti
- Play hide and seek with the
To laugh at the wind In Its wild, will
And again the stars of the heavens to
But the-thought that the flipper was 01.
And veiled Andromeda's daughter.
The sea was mad, for the wind wan high,
The huge black clouds would soon go by,
But down fell torrents or rain front the sky,
And awoke thelsleeping skipper.
And suddenly long and loud laughed ho,
When the voice of Ms child broke forth In glee,
.01ath,r1 the king of the Northern Sea
Has upset his starry dipper."
—Emily Blake.
When things don't. go to snit you, _
And the world seems upside down,
Pon't waste your time in fretting, .
But drive away. that frown;
Since life Is oft perplexing,
`Tlv zonal the wheat plan
To bear all trifles bravely,
And smile trbcne•er you can.
Wby should you dread p›-moirow,
And thus deSpoll today
For when you borrow trouble
You always have to paY;
It Is a good old maxim,
Which should he often preached
Don't cross the bridge before,yo&
Until the bridge is
You might be spared mteh sighing,
It you would keep in mind
The thought that good and evil
Are always here combined—
There must be something Wanting;
And though you roll in wealth,
Yol may miss from your casket
The precious jewel—health.
And thougisyMece strong and sturdy,
You may have and empty purse—
And earth has many trials
Which I consider worse-
But whether joy or !.orrotor .
Fill up your mortal span,
It will make your pathway brightei
To smile whene'er yottcan.
Love Me, Love,My Dog.
A quick shock, a sense of rapid
descent, a feeling of stifling suffoca
tion, of a head bursting,
dizziness, appalling terror, a retro
spective vision ofilife, a horror of
death, a plunge intorcold water, a re
turn to consciousness l Rope was
struggling instinctively in the trench- .
erous element which had saved list
life . by breaking her tremendous fall,
and now threatened to engulf her.
Had she known that she was thirty
\fathoms below the surface of the
moor, she would have given up hope
add been lost; but•though the water
rushed into her mouth and drowned
tier ries for help, and though her
woollen cloak`was . heavy and clung
to her, she struggled to keep her
head free, and, in otruggling, her
open hand struck the .rugged side of
the pit and grasped it tenaciously.
Slight as was the hold', it supported
her to strik,er feet downward and 1
lind solid gi. nif beneath them, and
now the watercame only to her arm
pits—she could breathe again.
Half afraid t move a step in the
pitchy darkness, be raised her voice
again, only to hea her call reverber T
ate as it rose, and to feel -how hope'
less was her -situ thin. Yet she
groped withniie hanaalong the wall
and strove to find:a higher le- I for
her foot.
July 27,76
J. N. ,caLiFF
, At length her hand ;ainst
a projection just above It
was a plebe of Umbel td of
beam, doubtlesS one of ports
of the shaft when that 1 . first
sunk for coal. At the 'tch of
her arm she contrive. .gip it
firmly; and_ so, holding fast bythe
left hand, with the other she loosed
the fastening of her saturated cloak
and let it go. Relieved of its dra
ging weight, she threwfup her righ
hand also to the beam, and clinging
firmly with - the strength borne of de
spair, planted her feet against, the
rough wall of the shaft, an foot, by
foot—the water buoying her up—
raised herself_ higher and higher, un
til, with a supreme effort, she raised
herself across the beam.•
The position was painful and criti
cal. She had no light to guide her.
In gaining the beam she had lost her
foothold of the wall, and so great was
the pressure on her • waist, she felt
assured she must drop unless she
could scramble into a sitting posture.
After one or two narrow mischan
ces,-which sent her heart leaping into
her throat, she attained her object,
and thanked God for comparative
Yet was her position little less per
ilous. The beam had not more than
the circumference of a man's hat
crown, and her .. sole support being
the side of the shift, her seat was
necessarily very insecure, added •to
which her feet were yet in the cramp
"ng water,ther!strength was well-nigh
lone, and with the temporary rest a
, 1
a • se of drovss stole over her.
ortunately, hunger came to keep
her wake, and with it longings for
thealf-oaten pie le ft at the collier's
cottage, So far, struggles for imme
diate tafety had oveipowered every
other Nought and feeling, but now
the deso titian and hopelessness of
her positi n smote Hope. '
Of time e could take no note. It
Was the 27th- of November, and its
fog was ithi enough to blot out
moon and st rs, had either hung
above that old it-mouth. Not until
day had fully chased the mists and
simdows did 'a glimmering patch of
light high up filmic her tell her that
only one night had \gone. To her it
seemed - as if the darkness was per - -
pi:dual, and she had been there teetle
the time. . • "
1 4 , wise
rlerled Fisk
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Duripg the night she had contrived
to raise her feet out oftlui icy water,
and extend them befcire her ou the
beam ; bat they were alimist numb,
and she shivered in her wet clothes.
With her hungry, longings had
come thoughts of all the good things
at tbe firm to tantalize her; Sad
then-the knowledge that_ she would
not be Missed until the Sunday night
set in ;, and she began to question her
own powers of endurance, and , to
wonder if she could- hold nui until
they began to search for ,her. She
wondered, too. how long_it would be
before Amos Hedley heard that she
was missing, and if he would Join in ;
And then, as if eonjured up brthe
thought et. Amos, came in a flub'
over her mind the dreadful plot ,`she
had overheard, and the danger which
threatened his master's household,
and perchance himself. • In the con
seiousifire-thatVie held - a aidieron
which both life and property might
hang, her hunger was for the time for
gotten, and feverish .longing to es
cape and warn Sir William overpow
ered all else.
She screamed until she was hoarse,
but only her own voice came back to
er ; and as the hours went slowly
• , and her clothes dried upon her,
s grew parched and doubly fever
ish. To quench her intolerable thirst,
she . rew gently up the tail of her
linen own, which hung below , drab
bling %the water, and sucked the
ish. To
out ; but it had to be.done
with eau 'on,lest she should overbal
• And eve .
for " help" a l
came, though 1.
and another da ,
She grew clam f
was gaining upon 1
into despairing sil 1
sharp and shrill.
Not until the day 1
and the gathering sha (
the farmer and his so
day-evening meal, did k
garth evince any snrp 't,
maid's long absence. Then 1
to remark that Hope was 1 ,
it was not safe for a girl to %
on the fells after dark, and ; th 1..
ed to rebuke her when she di
But when night began to sho
black face . at the diamonded cas
meat, and the flames of the blazin
fire 'leaped up to light the kitchen
with reflections in polished oak. and
pewter, she looked uneasily out, and
bade " Gwordie take a lantern and
legit th' canny bairn through the
fui rk." ~
Geordie seemed somewhat loathe
to stir himself, but he never dreamed
of disputing his mother's behests; so'
he reached a horn lantern from a
hook behind the door, carefully lit
and adjusted the bit of home-made
candle within, cloSed the lantern de
liberately, and, with a stick in one
band, set off, on his errand, nothing
doubting he should meet, her before
his long legs had carried him the
length :I' the village.
and anon she shrieked
Ad " Amos," but neither
Another night wore out
passed its meridian.
rrOus for food, fever
her, and after lapses
\nee her cries grew
Before he
.had gone far he met va
rious. parties of young fellows re
turning from the fell, some.with game
cocks under their arms, others with
bandy-sticks, or trigs; cock-fighting,
bandy, trippet-and-coit, . and other
gambling games, makino , the fell-side
like a fair on Sunday afternoons.
Several of these he questioned,but
no one had seen or overtaken lope,
and when he had gone little more
than a mile he turned back, satisfied
In his own mind that she had staid
with her old grandmother. Ile - was
not gallant, and lie wanted his sup
• He was, however ; away quite - long
enough to add to his mother's uneas
inesS, without allaying it: She -had,
never known Hope' so far behind
time before in all the years of herr
long service; the. lass had been like
a daughter to her; and unpunctuali
ty ih her mind portended evil.
As Geordie came back down' the
village street the light of the lantern
gleamed on the white tuuteb, orlong
eared linen cap; of his mother, as
her head was stretched over the gate
and her anxious, "Where's Hope r"
greeted him.
The question, and the short, " Aw,
dinnet ken," with the longer assur
ance which followed that she must be
"steyin' wid acid Betty,forearten 1"
being . asked and answered from a
distance, reached the ears of another
watcher across the road. - From the
copse-gate, which he had already un
fastened,-came Amos Bedley, equip
ed for night duty, with his' gun over
h s shoulder.
of his questions it
no better satisfied
ixeuse than was
or the farmer, who
te gate; and, but
t ier's duty tied him
woods all night, he
.e set off to put anxt.
nigh the farmer as
td be little wark for
► ower th' fell after
fetich meet tie syef
,the good dame
tompelled to look
for hope, for Geordi e showed no dis
position for another march in search
of his Mother's da"ry maid. But
Amos watched that ni fit with an im
patience for the dawn e had rarely,
known before.
Instead 'of retiring to -rest when
the hour came to report imself to
the head keeper, he swallowed in
haste a glass of ale, thrusthunch
of bread and cheese in his eoa pock
et, and was off on his self-app inted
errand to Burnhead.
Geordie's nonchalnace had ally alla y ed
\ \- yil
his jealousy, but - not his fears or is
love, and the restlessness which hid
gathered force during the night gave \
speed to his flying feet, and made his
possible reception a• matter of small
moment. •
Disappointment awaited him at
Betty's cottage, as it' had awaited .
Hope. A pair of robins were break
fasting on tbe crumbs left, from Hope's
repast, but doors and windowS" were
alikp secured, and • no hospitable
smoke 'curled from the low chimney
top. ,
He stood hesititing)" the crumbs
were an assurance that some one had
been there but recently. Possibly
Hope and her grandmoiter . had 'to-
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getber, Tinted tire= cottage`. that 'Very
morning, and gone to make a neigh
borly call before the former returned
to the farm. • ` • -
Re cast his. eyes around and sin
gled out a cottage ibrinquiry, over
leaping- reek and burn in hit impa
tient descent. 'chanced' to be the
one Hope Amid - go l ne out of her way ,
to visit. • '
"Aye, Hope bed' ben theer; at&
enoof, but nowt wad pr her attire'
then obierVant of th,e ghastly change
in her questlbner's face, the wimnan'
added thelandly consolathm that she
might have stoppasomewhere else
down the - fell when sho found-the fog
coming- on, and would most' likely
have reached ,borne before then:
Alternately hoping and fearing, he
hurried back, after thaiihing his in ;
forinant, turning aside from the trod
den path, with tireless foot and, ex
pmtant voice, toward every Aittep
liird'ii-but'Or pitman's coitago within
range, whereve it seemed feasible
the girl he noviloved so dearly might
have sought a night's ; Shelter and
hospitality in emergency.
But, oh I how haggard was the
face Amos presented when he - limit
into Farmer Applegarth's house
about eleven that Monday forenoon
and 'found his 'last hope extinguished
on this hearth.
Not seeing Hope, or a sign of her,
in the farm-yard or in the empty
kitchen, he rushed on to the dairy,
where Dame Apptegarth was skim
ming the milk, too much concerned
at her maid's ab - -ence "to complain of
the .extra work. At. the first accents
of his hurried inquiry,thetirst glimpse
of his anxious fam,,she dropped the
wooden bowl of , cream from her
hands, and clasped them together on
her breast in consternation, as she
cried in echo to his hasty explana
tion : " Nut theer 1 and nut seen sin
Setterday efternuin I Aw telt, Gwor.
die Somethite wor wrang; aw wur
suir of it Whativer con hey fa'en
the lama 1"
gan to wane,
ows sent home
\c) their Sun
ame Apple
Ihe began
`j get
. .
Out ran the quiet woman into . the
farm-yard, calling for Gilbert and
Geordie, in a state of unusual excite
ment. Then she recollected that "the
daft collont wor gyen to th' smiddy,"
and while Amos darted across the
road, and bounded over the copse
gate into the wood, she flew up the
straggling street to seek her son,
membering only that Hope had gone
away at her bidding, that Geordie
hail been lukewarm over night, and
eeling much as if whatever had hap
ned to the girl would, lie at their
do r.
e excitement spread. Staid
Dam Applegarth could not rush•np
the vi age without. bringing wivesto
their d ors and children after them.
" Lost n Black Fell in th' fog two
days sin, roused many a,sturdy pit
man who orked on they night-shift
from his fo noon dreams, tajoin the
impromptu and of searchers• who
were 0/i, alon with thO fanner and
Geordie, long fore Amos returned
with leave of a series granted, and
limping Gipsy at is heels. i
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The mind is the body's master.
Amos Ile3ley had bee afoot in the
woods ail night, with nly an 'occa
sional rest against the b le of a. tree;
had been afoot all the ming on
the rug g ed fell with only sugges
tion of breakfast, and m Iht well
hav,e claimed the privilege of atigue;
but a spirit of unrest was alive within
him. never, to be tamed to qut tude
while Hope was missing.
On his way to the head keeper he
met SirjWilliam in the grounds n • • r
the hall,and in answer to the quer
" Whither so fast, young man ?" told
hastily the story of Hope Wolsing
ham's disappearance, her claims upon
his gratitude, and his anxiety to re
new the search for her. -
The Barwiet smiled as Amos spoke
of gratitude ; he had some recollec
tion of the independent dairy-maid.
The reAnired permission was given
on the instant.
Nature and common sense had dic
tated the necessity for refreshment;
now Amos plunged his head in a
bucket of water, ate heartily a dinner
the sympathetic cook set before him,
and started off afresh like anew mars.
Quite an hour had been consumed
when, accompanied by Gipsy, he
again emerged from the copse, and
strode through the village on his way
to the fell. The other seekers were
far ahead of him, and something like
a jealous qualm came over him lest
she should be found by any but him
self. His better nature, however, re
buked him, and he told Gipayit mat
tered-not who came first on her track,
so long as she was only safe and well.
The dispersed explorers had met
and parted, and met again after three
hours' fruitless wanderings,and were,
with the single exception of Gilbert
Applegarth, on the point of returning
to theirs own homes, convinced that
the girl. had gone astray of her own
free will and not of mischance, argil , -
ing that she was most likely with old
Betty at home "kirsening," when the
echoes of a distant shout attracted
the thin-ears of , one, a hewer.
With hands curved to month, a
loud " Halo!" was thrown forth, and
reanswered back again,and the whole
Party hastened in the direction of the
voice, quickening their steps as they
saw :a figure in the distance, soon tee
ognized as the gamekeeper,. running
and waving his arms as if to urge
them forward.
_Amos had already gone over the
ground these others had taken, and
known it barren. Something urged
him to make flesh inquiries from the
woman whe bad seen Hope last, and
obtain an indication of the road she
had taken. •
TIO had been too brief a time in
the neighborhood to know all the
short cute across the fell, and it Was
\ less his own sagacity than that of
4: 1
ipsy which led him to the long spur
o - gray rooks where she had rested
an shaken the grit out of ber shoes.
H. \\
ere Gipsy, who had been some
time uneasy, • suddenly came to a
stand, sniffs:ll"st the ground , looked
up in Amos' face,, whined, then
with his nose to the earth, was off as
fast as b ' th ree good legs would ear !
Ty him, "p the point of the ;spur,
..looks g back and .whining, , re
bellionsly Mess of the keeper's
whistle; for the man and` the dog
were going in - • erent direction*.
, .
p,OmplOs or inensonstozt, ram Axy warm.
There was not.the faintest indica,'
WM of path, but- Gipsyckept.on,
over' gronndAso rugged. : that. Amos
could, not conceive, the possibility of
its being mistaken for.theroad even
in a fog, and .brit for thi<peculiar
manner of the dog; le . *;on*..have
declined to f0110w . ,,, , ,
Presently :they cme :iinbn great
heips'ofslig and and4lnstiio long
forgotten that weeds grass bad
&n ode hornet:hire. - But there wan
no •Plam 'where Hope 6tdd lie hisC,.
dill desd.orelive,tmless %Imre that
nonfat' Chimp Of furze siid hazel
`bullies's the distance. '
;GiOry stopped as if- suddenly ar-
Tested.* movementof his long ears
told -that he was listeningAhen he
,sioud rigid; with histall set.** if be
had come upon his game. '4le gave a
abort, sharp bark, .boundect , lorward
to reach the bushes, looked back as
if to call his master,
,sonrried here
end , there ae if , tOfindentrintee, and
barked as if he *ere wild.
His master was quickly after him,
and, but that hel was. brought to a'
sudden stopby soMething that sound
ed to him like a far-off whisper of his
own name, he might have fallen , for
ward and shared the fate of the poor
creature perishing of cold and hunger
in the depths below, so -completely
had the thick fringe of hazels hid the
old coal-pit's yawning mouth.
Thus checked, with his heart al
most at - a stand-still, he lay down up
on the ground, and thrusting his
head into the gap between the bushes,
looked searchingly down with shud
dering bead.
It was an awful depth, and but that
the gleaming water below served as
1 a reflector of the sky, he might have
failed to discern the dark figure seat
eci" on the beam, with white face rais
ed so piteously to the light.
And now he was sure he heard his
own name, faintly mingled with an
imploring cry for succor; and as he
'answered her cry with the-one word,
"Hope !" his sudden joy at her dis
covery living was dashed with fears
lest she should die ere rescue was
possible. -
A faint scream rising from beneath
told that he was at least heard. A gain
he called, and loudly, to bid her be of
good cheer. Then leaving ,Gipsy on
guard, he darted off helter-skelter,
pausing only to send a loud halloo
upon the wind from time to time, un
til; as he was-well-nigh spent,his call
was answered.
The blacksmith's wife and Mrs.
Applegarth bad thought it ill-omened
that three of the pit-men slung coils
of rope around them when they joined
the search; and Amos had more than
once been tempted to empty from his
pockets the good things the cook had
crammed them with in token of her
sympathy. He had fancied the weight
impeded his progress. He had cause
to be thankf he was so laden.
Geordie, whose long legs best fitted
him for courier, was at .once dispatch
ed to the village for more 'help and
sundry appliances, and, spurred by
compunction, he did not loiter by the
There was little consultation at the
mouth of the pit., where Gipsy stood
like a sentry,and barked on their ap
proach. -.
The hazel has a tenacious grip of
the soil, its tough outspreading roots
twining-and interlacing. And now
Amos showed himself less a novice
than the pitmen deemed. He helped
to splice the coils of 'rope, and, tell
ing them he, had been bred a sea
fowler on the coast? would have ven
tured on the descent, had not their
experience told the line was far too
One of their number, foreseeing
bis on his first glance downward,
ad scudded o ff for bare life to the
nearest mine at - work ; but the brief
afternoon had made strides, as swift
befo e the , man returned with cable
ands wades to help. .
Stiff there was a stretch of day
light le when Amos was sloily low
ered in a rope-cradle, guiding its de
scent fo . er-wise down the face ,of
the sha ft ,' Idle anxious prayers went
up to heave from the rough' beings,
so prompt at he call of duty—Wes
ley's disciples, ne and all—and dip
sy could har d) be restrained from
leaping after' hi
He gained the ttom in safety,
only in time to telt the form of
. Hope as she wus dr pping from her
perch. Expectation and - joy had
it \
overtopped exhaustio ; human na
ture could no longer be r the strain.
When two pitmen, slu g together
per, t hey
the side of the k per, they
found him standing more
.t an waist
high in water, sustaining. 11 re with •
one arm, aid pouring brand down
her throat from the flask of the aood
natured cook. By this time abl ket
had been brought. A sort of li tn
mock was made, into which she • ia
lifted, still in a state of unconsciou
ness ; and Amod, looping his foot i
a rope stirrup, prepared for the haz
ardous ascent, while the men below
steadied the impromptu cradle with
a gie. ••
There was a breathless hush as the
twain were landed clear of the hazels
on the bank, and there was some
doubt whether Hope was living or
dead. I. -•
Gipsy barked and leaped excitedly;
Farmer Appleprth'S big fingers un
tied- the girl's choking hat-strings ;
Amos kneeled down aid chafed her
rigid hands ; the fresh air blew upon
her face ; and under the influence of
'one or all restoratfres•her languid
lids unclosed.
Women as well as men had come
bareheaded from the village on hear
ing Geordie's news, and there - was a
general shout at this token of life.
The men then turned with a wilt to
release their captive brethren, and by
the time they were landed, Hope was
eating ravenously the bread and meat
front Amos Hedley's poeketi, soaked
though they had been in the pit.
She was carried home to the farm
in Dame Applegarth's own rocking
chair, and there was no lack of vol
unteers for the service. But Amos,
who, had felt his own strength col
lapse when there was no longer a de
mand upon , it, was content,.like
sy, to walk beside, and now and then
stretch out _a ban& to wrap closer
around her—the blanket which the
rising wind displiced. Hope was too
feeble for many words, be her thanks
1'' , ;• .,-, :'', ,, ,- , .i . :':.: ---, n' , ',.!'
bad been sufficiently eloquent,' and
A.mos'was doubly blest. -
Wet, cold, hunier, exposure, and
enforced wakefulness for eight-and
forty hours would' try' the strongest
woman's frame. illope was on the
verge of a fever; and when the first
Use she found for speech was to bid
Amos hasten to Sir William and
warn him-that Nick Faw and the two
escaped poachers were going to break
into the. Ing.,that very night, she was
accredited mr7.1.12. delirium. She said
she bad thought of little else all , the
while she was doin the pit, and im
plored him to lo no time in warn
ing his master.. But he lingered in
credulous, and she grew impatient.
And then, as fever grew, her mind
did begin to wander, and ell her pent
up love was or 4..4id5.d, and found un
conscious utterance in broken words
and ejaculations of alternate fear and
gratitude. She was once more in the
darkeome pit, cramping on her nar
row perch, and yet afraid to move a
limb lest she should have a ;fresh
struggle with the icy water below
her ;. praying' for deliverance, and
errug that she should die, and Amos
would not scorn her then. Anon she
implored, Nick Few and Joey Dob
son not to murder Amos—to spare
_poor doggie—anon she muttered
fragments of the nefarious colloquy
by the rocky ridge on the hillside,
with self-congratulations that she
had overheard it all. Then she was
fleeing from pursuit; now falling,
falling into the bottomless pit; every
now end then she would look wildly
round and shriek ifur Amos to save
her—net to let her die thereof cold
and banger!'
It was all a disjcitated tangle, piti
able to listen to, askevidence of the
ordeal she had undergone, and the
fever that ran riot through her veins;
yet such is the inconsistency of man,
that a thrill of satisfaction stirred the
heart of Amos at her unconscious ad
missions, in spite of the new dread
lest she should he lost as soon as
She bad been laid on a huge blue
and white check-covered squab or
sofa in the kitchen, and had not yet
been removed to her own low-roofed
bed-room under the eaves. The fire
had been piled up high to warm and
welcome her, and the whole attend
ant crowd, had taken possession of
the apartment, freely discussing
Hope's marvelous deliverance and
the sagacit3rOf Gipsy in tones fitter
for the hill-side than the sensitive
nerves of a woman in her prostrate
Mx's. Applegartb, ministering -to
her immediate needs, grew uneasy as
she listened to her and to them.
Geordie came from the cellar with
two great pitcher of ale, and the
farmer busied himself to place half a
cheese and a big loaf on the table ;
but it needed only a hint from the
dame to carry ale and edibleninto
the barn, with the crowd in their
rear. And there Geordie was left, to
play host, Gilbert returning to help
his good dame. •
Thus it chanced that Hope's utter
ances fell into no strange ears, except
those of a kindly old neighbor (her
self as deaf as a post), who remained
to chafe the girl's benumbed limbs,
while Mrs. Applegarth prepared a
hot buttermilk posset by way of food
and physic.. _
At first Amos was disposed to put
Sir William on his guard, on Hope's
suggestion; but, when she grew pal
pably incoherent,he was half inclined
to . fall in with the farther's notion
that the " puir .wencles. brain wor
torned," he had best "nut fash th'
mister for nowt*" and reluctantly
left her to her nurses at last, to turn
the question over in his own mind
:is' he dragged his tired limbs Oro'
the park homeward to tbe halt : Yet,
if Hope bad heard, and heard aright,
the robbers were to make the attack
that very night—hark
Hark i A dry twig crackedd under
a heavy soot; .a hare, startled from
its sleep, .seurried past him; Gipsy
gave a Icivr growl and stood still.
Amos had borrowed the farrnet's gun,
and now held it ready; there was
certainly strangers in the plantation.
To put it to the test he gave a pceu
liar signal whistle. There was a re
sponse. A fellow-keeper would have
He stood for a minute or two. with
kis gun at half cock ; then,
as if thor
oughly reassured, pursued his course
with Gipsy limping beside him,q4ite
as weary as his master, though. not
one whit more ciAitent or satisfied.
As usual,`AmOs had entered the
plantation by the copse-gate;the
cut thence' across the park saveil at
least a third the distance of the road
• To-night he stood in need of rest,
but now , be was ,on the alert, arid
wide awake. Coupling that stealthY
read with the growl of the dog, and
" ope's communication he -was in
clined to pay more h eed. to her warn
ing;,and felt how necessary it was he
shotikl reach the hall without arous
ingt,) ti spicion in the evil minds so
near him. Be stepped on boldly
as if o n
rdinary duty, loitering now
and then, and patting . Gypsy with a
Pleasant ord ; apparently going
further aw y into the convert, yet
drawing nee er to the open park with
every step. I
Oace away om the shadow of the
trees he made direct- for the hall,
pondering how st to get immediate
speech with Sir 1 'lllam without first
running the gaunt! t of the servant's
He was anticipated , The Baronet
had given orders that,i ' mediately on
the gamekeeper's retu he should
be shown into the librars
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There he found-Sir Nil 'am seated
at a. - large table, with b oks and
papers before bim, and two r three
Money bags at his elbow whh bad
that day been paid in by his st ward.
Shutters werefastened, curfais
drawn, the fine - glowed, the wax-1i lits
in the silver candelabra were 'repeat,
ed in the giazed fronts of ponder() i -
book-eases' and as Sir - William hal
turned in his chair to greet the new
comer, Amos had a vision of a strug
gle for the bag,s. upon the table and
the words, "silent with - the knife,"
came into his mind with painful sug
gestiveness. -
" And so the young woman was '
found I --I'm glad of it! And where
was it, Hedley; and how came it all
about? You must' tell me the whole
story," and the Baronet smiled pleas
antly, ".for your - lady will not bate a
jot of the news; and I shall have to
retail it. Lady Derwent is greatly
interested .in - your—sweetheart—
shall we say ?"
It, was impossible to answer all the
Baronet's cordial questions at once,
and Amos hesitated. There was a
look of gravity on the young man's
face, as well as an utterly exhausted
droop of his shoulders. There was
wine on the table: , Struck by some
thing in the young man's voice or
manner, Sir William filled a 'wine
glass from a decanter on the table;
and bade him drink that before he
began, it would " put heart into
But .he , bad already begun. His
tale would not brook delay. Briefly
and modestly he told the story of
anxious quiet, attributing the credit
of Hope's recovery entirely to the
sagacity of Gipsy, and dwelt more
on the pitable condition in which the
lost girl was -found than on the ad
venturous descent of - himself and .
others. His master's commiseration
was-roused, but its explession was
arrested as Amos unexpectedly drew
close, and leaning = one hand on the
table, bent down to tell in lowered
tones that Hope had fallen ,into the
old pit r in endeavoring to evade Nick
Faw and two others, who had plan
ned, in her hearing, to break into'
'Dersventside Hall that very night.
Torolunder, and it might be—murder
Sir William grasped the . arms of
his chair and half rose from his seat,
aghast and :confounded, as he welt
might be. 'But he was a brave man,
and after that first surprised start,
listened with apparent composure,
while Amos went on to say that he
Ilia heard strange footsteps in'the
wood, and believed the wretches were
lurking there in readiness., •
"No doubt, no doubt," acquiesced
Sir William ; "and we must be ready
too," he added, with his hand on the
embroidered bell-pull. 6 ,
Thwaites, the pompous old butler
came at the summons. He had been
a servant - in the family from 'boy
hood. •
-In'horror. and amazement he up
lifted his fat hands, unable to com
prehend the enormity of a burglary
at DerwentSide. But be was alive to
the need for promptitude and. cau
tion. With Amos in tow he left the
library to carry out instructions.
Cook had a substantial supper
ready for, Amos. Men and women
servants crowded round to ply him
with questions. It was ten o'clock.
Lady Derwent had rung for her maid
half an hour. "To bed, to , bed, you
chattering women-folk," cried Thwa
ities. "It is long past time. Sir
William wants the house - quiet; -be
has Mr.
,Bamsay's account' to over
He was imperative. The maids re.
tired grumbling, the housekeeper
following, with a light •in a wire
screen, as was her custom, to secure
the extinction of other candles. All
bolts and bars had been previously .
adjnsted, and to an outside spectator
tbelhousehold appeared to sink into
night's torpor and quiescence as
When the coast was clear Sir Will
iam and the butler armed the men
servants with cudgels or pistols, and
with many a charge to be silept,
placed them two and two in the low
er rooms, the point of attack being
as uncertain as the, 'number of the
Dcrwentside Ilan was a plain stone
edifice, with a flagged pavement on
three sides, while the other overhung
the river at an elevation, and so was
safe from attack. It had, been calcu.
lated that footsteps, however stealthy
would be heard upon this pavement;
but the men had come with muffled
'feet, and the first intimation of their
approach was the sound of a file oh
the unglazed grating of the larder
Iron, woodwork, and wirework
were all old, the operators skillful;
ere long the- framework gave,_ away
with little noise. -, Some one cushed
through the gap,- - and dropped on
padded feet—a second followeed—a
third : the flash of a lantern gleamed
on the passage walls ; there was a
stoppage at the butler's pantry, a
jingle of keys; as if the lock was be
int* picked, a low-voiced suggestion
tolpake sure of the coin first, it was
safest; and then the ruffians passed
into the large kitchen on their way
to the oppoiste door, the One with the
.dark lautern in the rear There was
a dull red glow in the heart of the
recently slacked fire, which. barely
east a light on the bright iron fender
and white.. hearth,',. leaving .the cor
ner of the great - kitchen in deep.
shad Ow.-
As - ,the third man stole in, Amos,
who stood ready, closed the door be ,
hind him, shadowy forms darted from
everworner, and the intruders found
themselves in a trap.
"Surrender, you vagabonds !" . cried
Sir William, and the cock of a pistol
was heard to enforce commandJ.
"Nivvor I" roared the leader "It
be thee or me for it," and darted for
ward to throw himself on the Baro
net, .whose voice had revealed his
There was the gleam of a•knife,
the flash - of a pistol, and Sir William'
w:‘s down with a ruffianly hand on his
throat. Already he felt the sharp
prick of a blade, when the man's arm
was clutched from behind, there was
a gip of a powerful hand
- on his col
lar, he was dragged to his feet, an-i
burled across the kitchen ' when he
struck against and overturned a chatr
in falling. He rose and again rushed
forward, but his knife was gone, and
when he closed with Amos, - the two
grappled together, with only their
natural weapons, and on equal terms
barring the fatigue of the latter.
In the general scuffle their individ
ual conflict wai unobserved. It was
not until the other burglars had suc
cumbed to stout cudgels in stout
hands, in spite of their lethal weep
uts and the crape was torn from , the
Vices of Mat Ding and Joey Dobson,
t their captors had breathing-time
cote the flesperate struggle on the
L. But, by that time, it 'was
$l.OO - PiorAnntint.fii AdvlinCei
nearly bvor , Athoi had succeeded is
britxing-his antogonist to the ground
his head had struck the fender in
falling, hiti hat had fallen' off, and
Nick Paw lay there stunned.
He was not killed, however, and
had 'fared little worse than Amos,
who had got an ugly scratch' with
the knife in wrestine , •it from him.
.The butler, too, had pretty nearly
got his quietus, or thought he had,
but it was from the chance - hit of a
friendly cudgel, and the knives had
not otherwise done much damige.
Those were hanging days. When
the three ruffians were hauled otr to
the county jail the next morning
under a strongescort they knew they
were journeying to the gallows, and
that they would be too heavily iron
ed to escape this time. • •
Penitent enough were the two
pottehers, who had been led into the
more daring attempt by the prospect
of plunder and revenge under the in
spirationtof Nick Faw; 'but thelard
ened tinker,'srowling and sullen,
only opene d mouth in blasphemy.
Amos, - whose hand smarted under
bandages, could nut resist 'the tont&
tion to tell the man how their plot
had been overheard, and how the lass
who heard would have been.lost but
for the poor dog they had thrown so
wantonly at the baited, bull. Aye,
and mayhap if the doggie had never
wanted nursing, it would have known
nothing of Hope or her kindness.
Nick Faw had certainly twined a rope
for pis own neck when he threw the
dog to be gored.
The man glared at the speaker, and
bit at him like a savage; and Gipsy
having forced his way among the
crowd at the back of the hall, as he
and his companions were led away
in custody, he put oat his foot_ and
dealt the animal a brutal kick. He
bad again reckoned without his host.
Gypsy darted after him, and made
him feel that woolen stockings were
bad armor against canine-fangs.
Sir William's wound was scarcely
more severe than that of the game
keeper, though but for the latter's
promptitude it might have .been. fatal.
The Baronet's gratitude and that of
Lady Derwent could not be expend
ed in words. He dealt immediate
rewards-to/the other domesties who
had taken part in the capture of the
burglars and the defense of his , prop
erty, but he told Amos he should
have to think how best to serve him
and his sweetheart---so he persisted
in calling Hope Wolsingham.
In the first place he left him at
liberty, until his hand was healecl,to
go where he would,- and quickly as
feet could span the distance Amos
was at Applegarth's farm.
An .hour later Sir William and
Lady Derwent met him at the farm
er's gate as he was rushing like, state
ordestractiou to find, old Betty Wol
singham. She was wanted-to try her
skill on her own grandchild, whose
fever had not abated.
Dane Applegarth landed the wond
rous condescension of the lady "in
mounting the dark stairs-to Hope's
small, chamber in the roof, and, lay
ing vinegar-cloths on the maids fore
head with her "awn lily-white hands,"
but the lady kit as-if the girl was
suffering for her, l and as if she
her la husband's
`Geordie, who,rhad not ceased to de
plore his inactivity in the first in
stance, was ready enough to fling his
long legs over a bare-baked Worse,
and rode off for Sir William's doctor;
and by the time Dr. tlaekett's three=
cornered hat and gold-headed cane
rpaehed the farm old Bet* was there
to act ns nurse under his instructions,
though she_ felt strongly tempted to
trust to her own remedies and ignore
him altogether.
Fever and delirium ran high ; over
and over again the girl went through
her frightful experience on fell and
in pit, but in all such genuine anxiety
tor the people at the hall was appar
ent, so much affection for Amos lied
ley, which he was "sure nivvor to
ken," that the earnest-heart would
have melted with pity and. Amos,
kneeling by her bed-side, sobbed
again. . •
For a,long while her life trembled
in the balance,,,but - what the skill of
the time and !laving hands could do
was done for her ; she: was, young,
had a strong constitution ; the crisis
passed, and left her to re g ain strength,
and to discover that she had a lover
by her side who poured out his heart
as if he knew the depth of hers.
She was not voted well enough to
enter the witness-box at the Winter
jail-delivery. The men had gone'
armed to Derwentside, had brOken in,
had picked a lock, fought and wound
ed the inmates of the hall,.and. their
sentence came frOn4 under the Judge's
black cap. Her evidence- was not
At the beginning of the year Sir
William ann )unccd to Amos that he
had-ii farm on his hands for which he
wanted a tenant ; it was well stocked
and might be had on a long lease for
-a small rental ; and lie thought Amos
might venture on it, with Hope as
his helpmate.
And so it came about. Hope wore
at her wedding the ribbons Amos had
from the peddler; and Gypsy was
handed over to them' along with the
lease of the farm, to be petted and,
spoiled by , master and nil - stress—and
by the children, too, when they came.
—All the Year Round.
The grayhound runs by eyesight
only, and this we observe as a fact.
The carrier-pigeon flies , his two "hun
dred 'and fifty miles homeward by
eyesight—that is, from point to point
of objects which be has marked ; but
this is only our conjecture. The fierce
Aragon-fly, with,twelve thousand leli
ses in his eye, darts from •angle to
angle with ..the rapidity of a flashing
sword, and as rapidly darts back, not
turning in the air, but with - a clash
reversing the action of his four wings,
and intantaneously calculating the
distance of the objects, or he would
dash himself to pieces. But in what
conformation of the eye does this
consist? No one can answer.
A. cloud of ten thousand giiiO4"
dance up and down in the sun„the
minutest iffterval between the m 4 yet
no one knocks anOther headlong
upon the grass, or breaks a/leg or a
wing, long and delicate as these-are.
Suddenly, amid your admiration
this- matchless ''.-daireei-a- peenliszly
higindkouldemd, .
long, pendant nose y darts gout ther ,
rising - and filling clou d , - . said settle.; ,
ing on your cheek, 'inserts a poison- . .
am sting . Whit poisesseltheJW
wretch to do this;' Did lie smell your. -
Maid in the mazy dance -No one.-know's. •-•
A. carriage comes suddenly upon a - 4
flock of geese on a narrow road; and
,straight tough the middle of
them,. A goose was neverietlairly
run over, nor a duck. 'They are under-"
the very wheels and hoofs, and-yet
somehow they contrive to flap and
-waddle safely off. Habitually stupid -,
heavy and indolent, they are never
theless equal to any einergercy.
Why divs the lonely woodpecker;
when he decends his tree and goes to
drink, stop several times On his way,
listen and look round, before he takes
his draught? No one knows. How
is it flit the species of ant which is
taken hr battle by other ants to be •
made slaves, should be black, or ne•
gre, ants? No one knows. - -
The power of judging of actual
danger, and. the free and easy bold
which rests from it, are by no
means uncommon. Many birds seem
to have a Most 'correct notion of a
gun's rangq, and, while scrupulously
careful to keep beyond it, confine
their care to this caution, though the
most obvision resource would be to
fly- right away Out of sight and hear- •
inn, which they do not choose to do.
And sometimes appear to make even
an ostentation use of their power,
fairly putting their wit cleverness in
antagonism to that of -man, for the
benefit - of theirfoilowers.
1110:v I )feil 4 0114 itir h'IPI :n1 0:4
There has been a general feeling
of disappointment throughout' the
country, that in the. late election of
Senator in Connecticut, the . choice
did not fall upon General Hawley or
Marshall Jewel, -who have national
reputations, and either Jif, whom
would have done honor- Witte good
old_commonwealth. Instead of this
the rivalship sq . the two leaders was
so.close and, - that it amounted
to a., dead -lock,'"and 'rendered it im
possible to the •eleethin of either ;
and so as often is the Case, the choice
fell upok a new man, one littleknown
outside of his own state—air. Orville
11. Platt of Meriden. But it does
not follow because a man is not
widely knoWn, that he has not talents
to dignify say position. Some of the
ablest men in the country, engaged
in their professional duties; have not
time to go abroad, and so have 'only
a local reputation. Such (we.are in
formed by one who has known him
for thirty years) is 'the.neiv Senator
from Connecticut. He is a man of,.
good. presence, about fifty years old;
a lawyer, who l/S a high standing
at the bar, and who always carries
weight with the Judges' by his clear
statements and sound judgment; and
.also because•of his transparent hon
esty, the absence of any -of those.
arts or tricks by which some lawyers
are too distingniShed. He is also a
religious man, not only by profession,
but actively so—a deacon in 'the
Congregational Church, and has , been
for many years the teacher of a large
Bible-class. It is a pretty, good test
of a man when we can find out , how
be is looked upon , by 'his neighborsv
and here we are informed, there is
but one opinion in the comrriunity
where he lives he is universally re-
Fpected and trusted, as a man worthy
of the utmost confidence:_ That is
the kw of a man that we need in
public office in these days of degen
eracy-and corruption, and we may be
sure he will do no dishonoi to the
grand old State . from which he comes.
On the contrary, he . will worthily
-sustain the ;good name of -a State
which in former times sent to the
Capital such men as Roger Sherman
and .Oliver Ellaworth.—New York
age of gallantry; the reign of Charles
11., it was customary when a gentle
man drank a lady's health to throw
some part of his dres.s into thellames,in
order to do her gr ater e honor. This ;
was well enough foil a loveribut the fol
ly did not stop here—for-his compare- '
-ions were obliged to follow him in
this proof of his veneration by con- .
suming a similar article, whatever it
might be. Sir Charles Sedley, dining
at a tavern r obe of his friends perceiv.
ing he had a very rich lace cravat on,
named the lady to whom honor was
done, and then made a sacrifice of
his own cravat. Sir Charles and the
rest of the company were obliged to
follow his example. 'Sir Charles
bore ills loss with great composure,
observing that it was a good joke,
but that he would have as good a
frolic at some other time. On a sub.
Sequent day--dining with the same
party— Sir- Charles drank a bumper
to the health of some beauty of the
day ; theb, bidding the waiter call a
dentist, whom' he had previously
placed in an adjoining room, made
him extract a curious :tooth which
had long since plagued him. The
rules- of good fellowship clearly-re
quired that every one of the com
pany should loose •a tooth. They
remonstrated; but in vain, and each
gentleman present successfully put
himself into the hands of the opera
tor, but protesting against the cruel
test to which their friendship and
gallantry had been put,
A.STOWAWAY7-the glutton.
A MUSICLAN 9 ii work ie all play.-;-19to
York Mail. • -
Tomas are the paro-petO of a house.—
Initehaii Times.
Ax alarm clock in a house generally
wakes up every one but the right one. —.=
.1!.. YOUNG ladi in Detroit calls her St.
Bernard dog Taffy, because "it wasgiven
to her." • . -
_ E way to make six cents go fa st.
Buy a stamp and put it on a fore •'
ter.—Pittaburgh. Telegraph. •
EVERIITHING will turn whin' trod upon;
even the treadle. It turns the grlndstonc.
Burlington ifasekeye.
IT seems to to hard *ark to get to tho
North Pole. It is to be approached only
by Laborydocrr.—New York Graphie.
A BASE and'' frreclaimabla beast of a
philosopher has said : " Woman is a clock
which runs' slow after five-and-twenty.**
.A MAT:ICTOBS story is afloat to theeffect
that an Qabkeitt gal went back on her
lover because he was- so bow-legged she
couldn't sit on his lap.
TEE man who got into a barber's chair
pinned ,
a newspaper round his neck, and
began to read the towel, may justly be
called a‘bsent-minded. •
" HANG the gate 1" yelled old Hick*,
as he scraped his shins against it in the
dark. And after sapperhe went out and
hung it.—liackenseick Republican.
Tuts soliloquy, by a tinder has, been
oveibeard by the St. Louis Times: "The
public always notices when you have been .
tippling, but never when, yon are thirsty.".
TUE On City Derrick assures us that
"there are no snow blockades in the next
world." Now we know why'the small
boy with the snow-shovel clings so fondly,
to this Wm '